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从经典的颠倒 纽约时报 文章:

“每个人都武装起来”:随着枪击事件的飙升,费城枪林弹雨

今年在费城有 1,400 多人被枪杀,其中数百人死亡——这比纽约或洛杉矶大得多。

坎贝尔·罗伯逊
八月11,2022

费城——……随着她今年第 322 次去世,费城的凶杀案数量有望成为警方记录中的最高数字,超过了去年设定的惨淡里程碑。 今年到目前为止,该市已有 1,400 多人被枪杀,其中数百人死亡,这比纽约或洛杉矶等大城市的伤亡人数还要多。 在过去的两年里,全国各地的枪支暴力事件已经敲响了警钟,但费城是少数几个真正像以往一样糟糕的美国主要城市之一。

这场危机因为如此集中在费城北部和西部的某些社区而更加令人痛心,这些地方几十年前因红线和其他形式的歧视而被抛在后面,现在是通常被称为该国最贫困地区的最贫困地区之一大城市。 …

市政府采取了一系列措施来应对危机,包括为社区团体提供拨款、暴力干预计划和更早的宵禁。 但在一个关键问题上,似乎没有现成的答案:如何处理所有枪支。

“每个人都武装起来,”父亲基金会的主任乔纳森威尔逊说,该基金会是费城西南部的一个非营利组织,一直在帮助对年轻人对枪支文化的态度进行多城市调查。 “在这些邮政编码中,没有人没有枪,因为它们一直很危险。”

在最近的一次新闻发布会上,市长吉姆·肯尼 (Jim Kenney) 感叹当局“不断将枪支从街上拿走,而且它们几乎立即被同时更换”。 事实上,根据今年早些时候的一份城市报告,问题比这更严重。 对于 1999 年至 2019 年间费城警方查获的每一支非法枪支,大约有三支枪支是合法买卖的——这是在最近枪支拥有量激增之前。

在过去的两年里,在费城,与全国各地一样,合法枪支销售的步伐猛增,在大流行期间大约翻了一番。 该市颁发的枪支许可证数量从 52,000 年的约 2021 个跃升至 7,400 年的 2020 多个。

显然,费城目前的谋杀狂欢与最近合法购买枪支有关。 费城乡下人是罪魁祸首。

大约在这一点上,大多数 “纽约时报” 订阅者停止阅读,他们对谁是好人谁是坏人的看法再次得到维护感到满意。

这些数字中没有一个包括明显繁荣的非法枪支市场。 在过去的两年里,枪支被盗的报告激增,主要的枪支贩运管道被发现,据警方称,还发现了更多被非法改装成全自动武器的枪支。

该市已起诉对枪支友好的州立法机构,因为它抢占了制定更严格的地方枪支法律的权力,例如报告丢失或被盗枪支的要求。 费城的官员内部就法律的执行情况公开争论不休。 XNUMX 月,在两名警察在 XNUMX 月 XNUMX 日庆祝活动中被枪杀后,一些市议会领导人甚至建议恢复许多人认为是早期时代耻辱的警察策略:拦截搜身。

毕竟,在布隆伯格市长的领导下,纽约市的谋杀率是迄今为止全国所有大城市中最低的吗? 谁能记得那么远?

“费城街头有很多市民在谈论,‘我们什么时候才能以符合宪法和积极的方式看待拦截搜身?’”市议会主席 Darrell L. Clarke,在新闻发布会上说。 “这些是人们必须进行的对话。”

鉴于一项要求监控警察拦截的同意法令,以及其他城市领导人的反对,以及缺乏证据表明这种做法曾经奏效,过去的拦截搜身,当时警察进行​​了数千次街头搜查,压倒性地针对黑人费城人,不太可能返回。 但是,提出这个话题完全暴露了官方愤怒的深度。

一些挫败感是针对地方检察官拉里·克拉斯纳(Larry Krasner)的,他对刑事司法的态度受到了市长的批评、警察工会的愤怒以及共和党州议员的弹劾威胁。

可以说是很勇敢了。 当然,这是第 12 段,营销部门的指标显示,大多数 纽约时报 订阅者早已停止阅读,此时记者可以开始解释真正发生的事情。

当然,记者也不会自杀到提这件事的地步 乔治·索罗斯贡献了 30% 克拉斯纳在 7 年出现的 2017 名候选人初选的竞选资金。乔治·索罗斯是一个非常固执、非常富有和非常有效的人,他深信不疑 新的吉姆乌鸦 反大规模监禁过去十年大觉醒的传统智慧只是一种反犹太阴谋论。 这不像他是科赫兄弟!

就个人而言,我认为乔治·索罗斯是一个伟大的人,但我不同意他近年来将自己的伟大贡献给的重点。 我怀疑索罗斯先生会非常不同意我的这种评估。 他和我都是成年人,有权不同意。 他只是比我有更多的钱,所以他希望能赢。

但是,索罗斯先生的巨大努力给他留下了深刻的印象但又感到担忧,这最近被认为是一种反犹太阴谋论。

克拉斯纳先生是该国最杰出的进步检察官之一,他长期以来一直认为,将重点放在逮捕和监禁未经许可携带枪支的人不仅无效,而且会适得其反,因为它会转移警察的精力和资源从解决暴力犯罪和疏远调查人员需要作为消息来源和证人的人。

他在接受采访时说:“你可以逮捕大量枪支,但枪击事件并没有显着减少。”

那将是使用点的枪支管制,而我们进步人士只关心销售点的枪支管制。 枪支管制的全部目的是迫害合法购买步枪的乡下人,而不是阻止黑人罪犯非法携带手枪和射击其他惹恼他们的黑人。

根据克拉斯纳办公室提供的统计数据,去年四分之三的致命枪击案中没有人被捕,尽管非法枪支的逮捕人数飙升至创纪录水平。

克拉斯纳先生说,在因未经许可携带枪支而被捕的人中,只有一小部分是真正推动暴力的人。 他坚持认为,这座城市需要把重点放在那些已经证明自己很危险的人身上,并投资于先进的法医技术,以清除数百起未解决的枪击事件。

“他们的理论是什么——与其大力追捕真正开枪的人,”克拉斯纳先生问道,“我们应该把 100 人关进监狱,因为其中一个人可能会开枪打人?”

拉里·克拉斯纳(Larry Krasner)和其他索罗斯地区检察官就像罪犯的 NRA:罪犯需要他们的非法手枪进行自卫! 我们不能让费城变成纽约,那里的罪犯比其他罪犯更害怕警察,所以他们决定把非法手枪留在家里。 你能想象吗,如果犯罪分子没有打包非法热量,有人可能会在街区聚会上对他们进行diss,他们将无法拔出格洛克并朝他们侮辱的对手的大致方向发射一枪,并且偶然受伤小女孩在后台跳绳! 这就是我们想要的那种美国,一个城市流氓不能意外射杀小女孩的美国吗?

一些城市官员,包括警察局长,对事情的看法不同。

“我认为我们之间存在一些哲学差异,”警察局长 Danielle M. Outlaw 在接受采访时说。

首席亡命之徒 是一位黑人女性,被称为“亡命之徒”,因此她出色的职业生涯(她是波特兰的前警察局长)特别精彩。

她说她提倡“兼而有之,而不是非此即彼”的方法。 …

“那些非法携带和使用这些枪支的人必须承担后果,”奥特洛女士说。 “如果我出去拿这把枪,知道什么都不会发生在我身上,那为什么会阻止我用枪非法做其他事情呢?”

对于那些每天生活在危机中的人来说,这些问题是发自内心的。

Marguerite Ruff 是费城一所小学的特殊教育课堂助理。 七年前的一个星期六早上,她 23 岁的小儿子贾斯汀在街上被枪杀。

拉夫女士在最近的一次采访中说,应该对非法携带枪支进行更严厉的处罚。 但她补充说,这可能不会有任何区别。 “他们认为他们可以侥幸逃脱,因为他们还年轻,”她说。

几年前,“有思想的人”不会在费城的街道上携带枪,拉夫女士说,“但现在你甚至不能走出你的房子,不能去你的车,你可以”不要开车到拐角处。” 她说,她不喜欢这么多人带着枪,但“在某种程度上,我可以理解。”

在一个闷热的夏日午后,数十名 11 至 17 岁的男孩和女孩聚集在该市一个为高危青年服务的非营利组织 NOMO 的北费城总部。 该组织的首席执行官 Rickey Duncan 要求举手:每天有多少人感到受到威胁? 绝大多数人举手。 有多少人会觉得有枪更安全? 反应差不多。

有多少人知道如何通过一个电话获得枪支? 反应几乎是一致的。

一位年轻人是这样解释的:如果你被捕了,你仍然可以看到你的家人在监狱里。 如果你死了就不是这样了。

邓肯先生打电话给这个 21 岁的项目参与者,他不想为了自己的安全而公开自己的名字,并请他讲述自己的故事。

年轻人说,几年前,他花了几百块钱从熟人那里买了一把9毫米手枪,结果被另一个朋友拿走了,朝他开了一枪,然后就走了。 那位朋友后来被指控开枪打死两人。 这就是现在的情况,他说。

“我们仍然希望做得更好,”他说。 “但有很多事情在路上。”

就像拉里克拉斯纳的费城所有携带非法手枪的罪犯一样,因为其他罪犯并不害怕法律。

 
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  1. 随着她的去世, 322 今年,费城的凶杀案数量正朝着警方记录的最高水平迈进,超过了去年设定的惨淡里程碑。 今年到目前为止,超过 1,400 城里的人被枪杀,数百人死亡,

    所以,一伤杀率超过三比一。 这告诉你所有你需要知道的关于谁在拍摄的信息。

    • 同意: Colin Wright
  2. Steve, any thoughts on Anne Heche?

    • 回复: @Steve Sailer
    @匿名的

    A crazy woman from way way back.

    Replies: @Franz, @Joe Joe

    , @Right_On
    @匿名的

    She was Marion in the shot-for-shot remake of 心理. Many moons ago, I switched on the TV, not knowing what was on, and chanced on the scene where she's trading in her car. I didn't know Heche, or the other actors, but the dialogue was familiar. For a few minutes, I had the weirdest feeling trying to reconcile my auditory and visual inputs.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpPEPbi79W8&ab_channel=columbiafan

    回复:@Harry Baldwin

  3. @Anonymous
    Steve, any thoughts on Anne Heche?

    回复:@Steve Sailer,@Right_On

    A crazy woman from way way back.

    • 同意: Harry Baldwin
    • 回复: @Franz
    @史蒂夫·塞勒


    A crazy woman from way way back.
     
    A crazy woman FROM OHIO from way back.

    We specialize in exporting nuts.

    George Custer, William Clarke Quantrill, Annie Oakley (she really did shoot the cigar out of the Czar's mouth) and even more. Without counting all the movie stars like Clark Gable, Tyrone Power, Paul Newman and the Wicked Witch of the West.

    Replies: @Philbert Desanex, @Redneck farmer

    , @Joe Joe
    @史蒂夫·塞勒

    LOL ;-)

  4. 显然,费城目前的谋杀狂欢与最近合法购买枪支有关。 费城乡下人是罪魁祸首。

    About at this point, most New York Times subscribers stop reading, satisfied that their view of who are the good guys and who are the bad guys has been upheld yet again.

    I posted this before but it’s too good not to post here.

    '发送祈祷':5人在东德克萨斯越野骑行活动中被枪杀
    在音乐会舞台附近打架后,一个或多个越野骑行团体开始向人群开枪
    https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/shooting-East-Texas-trail-ride-17267178.php

    哇,东德克萨斯州的越野车手,一定是一群失去冷静的 Yosemite Sam 类型。 不过是五伤不死,有这个规律……

    史密斯县治安官办公室表示,周日凌晨 12 点 35 分接到电话,称该县东部一大片牧场发生多起枪击事件。 人们参加了由 Unified Elite Riderzz 赞助的年度越野骑行 来自德克萨斯州附近的马歇尔。

    当局说,目击者告诉调查人员,在音乐会舞台附近发生打斗后,一个或多个越野骑行团体开始向人群开枪。

    哦。

    https://texashighways.com/culture/giddyup-zydeco-bill-pickett-zydeco-trail-ride/

    https://www.huckmag.com/art-and-culture/zydeco-cowboys-hip-hop-country-dance-louisiana/

    • 谢谢: Bill Jones
  5. Don’t go into town, Jack! We need you here buddy.

    • 哈哈: International Jew
  6. In Octopus by Sam Israel, Israel tells of being trained by Soros in the ‘70s in the fine art of insider trading a crime for which Soros has an much under reported conviction in France. Maybe the fact that he’s an fellow con is what motivates George?

    I challenge you to find an reference to this conviction in any American news article mentioning Soros.

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13132058-octopus

    • 同意: Redneck farmer
    • 谢谢: Almost Missouri
    • 回复: @raga10
    @柯尔


    I challenge you to find an reference to this conviction in any American news article mentioning Soros.
     
    challenge accepted:

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2011-10-06/soros-loses-human-rights-appeal-against-insider-trading-case
    https://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/14/business/worldbusiness/14iht-soros.1974397.html
    https://dealbook.nytimes.com/2011/10/06/soros-loses-challenge-to-insider-trading-conviction/
    https://www.nytimes.com/2002/12/21/business/soros-is-found-guilty-in-france-on-charges-of-insider-trading.html

    and it's not like I had to dig deep - all are links to mainstream sites, taken from the top of the first page of search results. I used Brave search and I can't be bothered comparing it to results that google would produce but clearly, the information is out there.

  7. OT – Guardian/BMJ

    https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/aug/11/rise-in-popularity-of-anal-sex-has-led-to-health-problems-for-women

    https://www.bmj.com/content/378/bmj.o1975

    “Clinicians’ reluctance to discuss possible harms is letting down a generation of women”

    Bottom line (ba-dum-tish! thank you!)

    a) a lot more young women are having sex “per vas nefandum” – by the unmentionable vessel, as Aleister Crowley euphemised it.

    Anal intercourse is becoming more common among heterosexual couples. Within popular culture it has moved from the world of pornography to mainstream media.1 It is no longer considered an extreme behaviour but increasingly portrayed as a prized and pleasurable experience.2 In Britain, the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyle shows participation in heterosexual anal intercourse among 16 to 24 year olds rose from 12.5% to 28.5% over the past few decades.3 Similar trends are seen in the US, where 30-44% of men and women report experience of anal sex.4

    b) a fair few girlies are doing it either because its fashionable (“as seen on TV”) or because their men want it

    Young women cite pleasure, curiosity, pleasing male partners, and coercion as factors.56 Up to 25% of women with experience of anal sex report they have been pressured into it at least once.7 Hit television shows such as Sex and the City and Fleabag may unwittingly add to the pressure, as they seem to normalise anal sex in heterosexual relationships or make it appear racy and daring.

    c) the physiology of the nether regions differs between the sexes, perhaps surprisingly

    Women have less robust anal sphincters and lower anal canal pressures than men,13 and damage caused by anal penetration is therefore more consequential.

    I don’t know what anal canal pressure is, and I’m not sure I want to know.

    d) and the results of damaging that area are not very nice

    The absence of vaginal secretions, increased traumatic abrasions, and less common use of condoms increase the risk of sexually transmitted disease and anal malignancy.9 Anal pain, bleeding, and fissures also occur as a result of anal intercourse.1011

    Increased rates of faecal incontinence and anal sphincter injury have been reported in women who have anal intercourse.12 Women are at a higher risk of incontinence than men because of their different anatomy and the effects of hormones, pregnancy, and childbirth on the pelvic floor.

    Incontinence of the traditional kind is no joke. “Faecal incontinence” sounds like an appalling fate.

    e) and no one is warning young women about the dangers

    NHS patient information on anal sex considers only sexually transmitted diseases, making no mention of anal trauma, incontinence, or the psychological aftermath of the coercion young women report in relation to this activity.17 A plethora of non-medical or pseudomedical websites fill the health information void. Rather than helping young women make informed decisions, some sites may increase societal pressure to try anal sex.

    It may not be just avoidance or stigma that prevents health professionals talking to young women about the risks of anal sex. There is genuine concern that the message may be seen as judgmental or even misconstrued as homophobic. However, by avoiding these discussions, we may be failing a generation of young women, who are unaware of the risks. With better information, women who want anal sex would be able to protect themselves more effectively from possible harm, and those who agree to anal sex reluctantly to meet society’s expectations (my horrified emboldening), or please partners, may feel better empowered to say no.

    这是一个公共信息帖子。

    • 回复: @Rob McX
    @YetAnotherAnon

    So discouraging anal sex may be "construed as homophobic", even it's advice given to a heterosexual woman.

    Two remarks I read about this practice spring randomly to mind. Auberon Waugh said it was a form of contraception in some parts of sub-Saharan Africa. Anthony Burgess in one of his novels said Arabs did it "to avoid each others' bad breath".

    回复:@YetAnotherAnon

  8. @Steve Sailer
    @匿名的

    A crazy woman from way way back.

    Replies: @Franz, @Joe Joe

    A crazy woman from way way back.

    A crazy woman FROM OHIO from way back.

    We specialize in exporting nuts.

    George Custer, William Clarke Quantrill, Annie Oakley (she really did shoot the cigar out of the Czar’s mouth) and even more. Without counting all the movie stars like Clark Gable, Tyrone Power, Paul Newman and the Wicked Witch of the West.

    • 回复: @Philbert Desanex
    @弗朗兹

    you forgot Woody Hayes and Bobby Knight

    , @Redneck farmer
    @弗朗兹

    You forgot Curtis Lemay.
    And Indiana outdoes us in crazy.

    回复:@Franz

  9. It’s simple. No matter how bad our leadership [电子邮件保护] up, blacks are too incompetent to threaten them.
    Rural whites, could.

  10. 为什么《纽约时报》甚至在 12 多段中都给出完整的故事?

  11. Personally, I think that George Soros is a great man, but I disagree with the emphases that he has devoted his greatness to in recent years.

    Care to flesh out the first half of that sentence? I realize that Mr. Soros has done things that I could not have done, like become fabulously wealthy without ever doing anything physically productive, which elicits a sort of grudging admiration from me, in the same way that I grudgingly admire when hoodrats with rap sheets down to the floor somehow manage not to be incarcerated or even hunted fugitives.

    • 同意: Mike Tre
    • 谢谢: Hangnail Hans
    • 回复: @SFG
    @几乎密苏里州

    朱利叶斯凯撒参考?

    回复:@Harry Baldwin

    , @Anonymous
    @几乎密苏里州

    He ripped of UK taxpayers - albeit because of dumb ass 'economists' - to the tune of several billion pounds thirty years ago.
    He's no better than a thief, a counterfeiter and a fraudster.

    , @John Milton's Ghost
    @几乎密苏里州

    Trend trading, of which Soros was one of a handful of extremely successful practitioners, is not easily mastered, nor often replicable in any sort of mass level (hence no good mutual funds or etfs that copy it). It would be analogous to say Warren Buffett or Peter Lynch is a great man. Steve's language is curious, though, and methinks he's having a little arch fun with it: does anyone say Buffett is a great man, using such terms?

    Perhaps the greatness Steve refers to is the flash of idiosyncrasy that Soros displays in what would, for anyone else, be a Quixotic futile enterprise. Successful trend trader John W. Henry decided to buy the Red Sox with his wealth. Soros has decided to destroy civilized places. Maybe that's greatness in the same way Ghengis Khan was great?

    I have an extremely libertarian friend who is a strong proponent of Karl Popper's open society, and he holds Soros (a former Popper student) to be a huge disappointment, because his actions are the opposite of Popper's professed ideals. I don't necessarily find Soros to be pure evil, but rather an accelerated version of what the Ford and Rockefeller families did, albeit in a single generation: accrue amazing wealth, then turn on and close the door for anyone else to build something similar, by completely embracing theories that destroy what made wealth accumulation possible for common people in the first place. That, and having so much wealth to embrace ridiculous decadent ideas that don't harm one who is well-protected from the ramifications of said ideas.

    回复:@Almost Missouri

  12. 1,400 gunshot wounds in one city. Think about what that costs. From a 1997 article “Costs of gunshot and cut/stab wounds in the United States, with some Canadian comparisons“:

    Across medically treated cases, costs average U.S. \$154,000 per gunshot survivor and U.S. \$12,000 per cut/stab survivor.

    — and that’s at 1997 prices. Anyone do the math on this? What does this violence cost us each year?

    • 回复: @Almost Missouri
    @特蕾西



    Across medically treated cases, costs average U.S. $154,000 per gunshot survivor and U.S. $12,000 per cut/stab survivor.
     
    — and that’s at 1997 prices. Anyone do the math on this? What does this violence cost us each year?
     
    Accounting for inflation, and medical advances (with commensurate cost advances) that might be about a quarter million per shot nowadays, which for 1400 shots means about a third of a $billion. Most of the victims are probably uninsured so the cost mostly falls on the city.

    In FY2020, the latest year available, Phila. took in $4.3 bil. and spent $4.7 bil., $223m of which was on "health services", so either they are blowing out that budget line, they're charging it elsewhere, or the Feds (i.e., the rest of the US) are kicking in money.
    , @AnotherDad
    @特蕾西


    1,400 gunshot wounds in one city. Think about what that costs.
     
    The legacy of slavery has been very, very expensive.

    If you value "diversity", that same money could create really spectacular zoos/refuges that would be a heck of a lot more pleasant.

    There's a moral there: Cheap labor never is.

    , @Detroit Refugee
    @特蕾西

    What does this black violence cost us each year?

    More than I could guesstimate. But add human lives lost as well as dollars, and blacks owe us reparations.

  13. @Steve Sailer
    @匿名的

    A crazy woman from way way back.

    Replies: @Franz, @Joe Joe

    LOL 😉

  14. I suspect social media has played a role in the rise of shootings since it allows petty slights to spread to a huge audience in short order, and most urban violence is over small insults as opposed to intricate drug or gang wars as a lot of people imagine.

    One thing that I think is worth examining is what effect the fact that the overwhelming majority of black boys are raised by single mothers has on their emotional response to insults. Women are far less likely to let a real or perceived insult go and instead prefer to stir the pot, and younger ones do use social media platforms for this. Perhaps a lot of young black males internalized this instinct from observing their mothers and that, coupled with a young man’s willingness to apply violence, might partially account for the extremely low bar in urban American for comments or acts that demand a lethal response.

    • 同意: Charon
    • 谢谢: William Badwhite
    • 回复: @Harry Baldwin
    @弧光

    Women are far less likely to let a real or perceived insult go and instead prefer to stir the pot, and younger ones do use social media platforms for this.

    This phenomenon has been remarked upon throughout history. From Njal's Saga, a 13th-century Icelandic saga:


    Bergthora, the mother of Skarpheddin, has just heard that her husbands and sons have been viciously insulted. She tells the men about it as they are seated at the table, and Skarpheddin responds as follows:

    “We don’t have women’s dispositions, getting enraged over everything.”

    “But Gunnar got enraged on your behalf,” said Bergthora, “and he is considered even-tempered. If you don’t avenge this, you won’t avenge any shame done you.”

    “Our mother, the old gal, is having a lot of fun,” said Skarpheddin--and he grinned, but, nevertheless, sweat showed on his forehead and red spots appeared on his cheeks, and this was very unusual.
     

    回复:@RegCæsar

  15. “Mr. Krasner, one of the most prominent progressive prosecutors in the country, has long argued that putting a major focus on the arrest and incarceration of people caught carrying firearms without a permit is not only ineffectual but counterproductive, because it diverts police energy and resources from solving violent crime and alienates people whom investigators need as sources and witnesses.”

    That’s the identical talking point they use against enforcing immigration laws.

    他在接受采访时说:“你可以逮捕大量枪支,但枪击事件并没有显着减少。”

    He’s a bald-faced liar. He’s evil.

    • 同意: Charon
  16. what is often called the country’s poorest big city

    This is why Philadelphia is doomed. I’d guess Philadelphia has the fewest number of high net worth individuals (i.e. > \$100 million) per capita of any American city with a population over 500,000. Nobody with any political clout cares if it’s severely mismanaged.

    • 谢谢: That Would Be Telling
    • 回复: @Almost Missouri
    @ Technite78


    I’d guess Philadelphia has the fewest number of high net worth individuals (i.e. > $100 million) per capita of any American city with a population over 500,000.
     
    Thanks. How do you find this kind of information?
  17. The whole point of gun control is to persecute rednecks buying rifles legally, not to discourage black criminals from carrying handguns illegally and shooting other blacks who peeve them.

    It would be interesting to look at when and why this flip took place. My recollection is that back in the 1970s/80s the focus of gun control was very much on handguns and inner city violence.

    It’s probably too late for stop and frisk in Philadelphia anyway. The great advantage of New York is that it just isn’t that black. Philadelphia unfortunately seems to have reached the tipping point where it is headed toward the irrelevance of a Baltimore or Detroit.

    • 回复: @Redneck farmer
    彼得·阿库利耶夫(Peter Akuleyev)

    Heard a black guy a couple of years ago swear the violence is Philadelphia was driven by black gang members who moved from NYC.

    , @AnotherDad
    彼得·阿库利耶夫(Peter Akuleyev)


    It’s probably too late for stop and frisk in Philadelphia anyway. The great advantage of New York is that it just isn’t that black. Philadelphia unfortunately seems to have reached the tipping point where it is headed toward the irrelevance of a Baltimore or Detroit.
     
    In the end, there is nothing useful to be done if you can't talk about eugenics and borders.

    Good hygiene is how "we have nice things".

    My guess, is down the road--if it makes sense--the Mexicans/Central Americans, as well as the current Caribbean/PR mulattos, will push into, take over and "safety upgrade" some of these areas. But only if it "makes sense"--the whole suite of causality involving the economy, local jobs, desirable housing/transportation, etc. etc. etc. And as I've noted the robotics revolution is coming to quash lots of low skill jobs, so all of this is highly dependent on timeline.
    , @Jack P
    彼得·阿库利耶夫(Peter Akuleyev)

    Ten years ago Philly was looking like the next great city for young professionals - some New York type experiences, lots of history, and cheaper. I figure that's gone now.

    回复:@Steve Sailer

  18. 我所知道的一切,都是从阅读《纽约时报》文章中学到的

    Sounds like a Ron Unz quote.

  19. Personally, I think that George Soros is a great man, but I disagree with the emphases that he has devoted his greatness to in recent years.

    Great? How? He’s a financial speculator. He is a parasite who has used his fantastic wealth to further undermine the societies that he parasitized.

    • 回复: @Achmed E. Newman
    @先生。 安农

    Mr. Sailer is a good man, but he's got a real flaw about worshipping fame and power. If you mean "Soros is a great man", as in great in the "powerful" sense like Genghis Khan, OK, but he's not a good person. He's evil. He could be the anti-Christ, if there weren't so many other contenders around right now - I don't have enough info yet to call it.

  20. @Almost Missouri

    Personally, I think that George Soros is a great man, but I disagree with the emphases that he has devoted his greatness to in recent years.
     
    Care to flesh out the first half of that sentence? I realize that Mr. Soros has done things that I could not have done, like become fabulously wealthy without ever doing anything physically productive, which elicits a sort of grudging admiration from me, in the same way that I grudgingly admire when hoodrats with rap sheets down to the floor somehow manage not to be incarcerated or even hunted fugitives.

    Replies: @SFG, @Anonymous, @John Milton's Ghost

    朱利叶斯凯撒参考?

    • 回复: @Harry Baldwin
    @SFG

    朱利叶斯凯撒参考?

    还是 Louis Farrakhan 的参考资料?


    犹太人不喜欢法拉罕,所以他们叫我希特勒。 嗯,这是个好名字。 希特勒是一个非常伟大的人。 作为一个黑人,他对我来说并不好,但他是一个伟大的德国人。 现在我并不为希特勒对犹太人的邪恶感到自豪,但这是一个记录问题。 他让德国白手起家,”法拉罕说。
     

    回复:@Stan Adams

  21. Chief Outlaw is a woman who is black and is named “Outlaw,” so her fabulous career (she’s the former police chief of Portland) has been particularly fabulous.

    You’re making a reasonable assumption in your humor, but I have some respect for her being a literal outlaw against the demands of the white Left powers that be in Portland who handed control of it to Antifa. More than a few times she Resisted them, for example in their prosecution of a siege of the city’s ICE office, and that’s practically unheard of.

  22. @SFG
    @几乎密苏里州

    朱利叶斯凯撒参考?

    回复:@Harry Baldwin

    朱利叶斯凯撒参考?

    还是 Louis Farrakhan 的参考资料?

    犹太人不喜欢法拉罕,所以他们叫我希特勒。 嗯,这是个好名字。 希特勒是一个非常伟大的人。 作为一个黑人,他对我来说并不好,但他是一个伟大的德国人。 现在我并不为希特勒对犹太人的邪恶感到自豪,但这是一个记录问题。 他让德国白手起家,”法拉罕说。

    • 回复: @Stan Adams
    哈里·鲍德温(Harry Baldwin)

    It's interesting to consider the extent to which Farrakhan has been memory-holed.

    Farrakhan's Million Man March was a huge deal in October 1995, coming as it did just a couple of weeks after the O.J. Simpson verdict. It received a massive amount of media attention, much of it fairly positive.

    Shortly thereafter, Colin Powell began traveling around the country on a highly-publicized book tour. There was a great deal of media speculation that he was about to announce a run for the Republican nomination in '96.

    Powell finally announced that he was *not* running in early November, a few days after the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin and a few days before the first of a series of government shutdowns growing out of the budgetary pissing match between Newt Gingrich and Bill Clinton.

    (您可能还记得,在第一次关闭期间,我们尊敬的总统结识了一位名叫莫妮卡莱温斯基的可爱年轻女士。)

    It's interesting to contemplate a scenario in which Powell did make a serious run for the White House in '96.

  23. The whole point of gun control is to persecute rednecks buying rifles legally, not to discourage black criminals from carrying handguns illegally and shooting other blacks who peeve them.

    It would be interesting to look at when and why this flip took place. My recollection is that back in the 1970s/80s the focus of gun control was very much on handguns and inner city violence.

    We know the when. John Sugarman is one of the most important figures in the gun grabbing community. He founded his Violence Policy Center in 1988 and wrote the playbook with explicit deceptions for the push against “assault weapons” (which does hinder semi-automatic handguns) which was then put into play after the Stockton, California school shooting. Part of the why for the latter is that G. H. W. Bush was a dedicated gun grabber, helping his win against Dukakis is the latter is very open in his opinion that civilians should own absolutely no guns.

    Clinton with his literally pathological dislike of guns followed, and as a cultural Baby Boomer he made it personal/cultural. He also really put it on national map with his “assault weapons” ban (fortunately with a ten year sunset), whereas Bush was lower key in a way, for example using his GCA of 1968 to ban direct imports.

  24. It is a false assumption that Krasner gives a solitary shit if blacks shoot each other.

    Same goes for Soros. If you asked him about it, he’d probably laugh, or make whatever croaking noise a demon makes when amused.

    Conservatives run themselves into dead ends identifying logical inconsistencies and hypocrisy on the Left. Assume they are doing what they want to do, which is demoralize local law enforcement, induce early retirements and discourage civic-minded young men who support law-and-order from enlisting in the local PD.

    Witness how much the commies love the FBI now that the FBI is a fully engaged partner in the totalitarian police state project. It’s because personnel is policy, and once they get their people in full control of local law enforcement, they can start arresting people for causing other people ‘anxiety,’ like they do in England. It is about power and control. Blacks shooting each other is beside the point.

    • 同意: Achmed E. Newman
    • 回复: @Recently Based
    @公牛麋鬼

    Even 5 years ago, I would have called this paranoid, and now I think it's correct.

    I don't think most (like >99%) of people pushing this agenda have this internal monologue, but it is exactly their motivation as far as I can tell.

    , @Alec Leamas (hard at work)
    @公牛麋鬼


    It is a false assumption that Krasner gives a solitary shit if blacks shoot each other.

    Same goes for Soros. If you asked him about it, he’d probably laugh, or make whatever croaking noise a demon makes when amused.
     
    In the Independent Lens 费城 docuseries, Krasner tears up in a discussion with his wife (who is a Judge) that he "can't stand bullies." What he means by "bullies" are the police, not the 250lb black thugs who hit little old ladies over the head to steal their pocketbooks - the latter in his view are the victims of the cops' bullying. Krasner's background is fuzzy - his mother was an evangelical minister and his father a Russian Jew, and he grew up in Missouri before coming to the suburban Philadelphia area for high school. I tend to think his perception of who is and who is not a bully might have some roots in ethnic divisions - he probably would never have vibed well with Irish American blue collar types who make up the bulk of the police force.

    I don't know about Soros, but Krasner is a "clever silly," who has to invert the normal moral order because only a really smart guy can see how cops are bad and criminals are victims, whereas any dime store dummy can think that cops are good and criminals are bad. He doesn't get into it, but I have little doubt that it's not more complex than the leftist critical theory shibboleth that laws are an expression of power relations - the laws against stealing and so forth are just the preferences of the powerful that they should accumulate stuff, even if other people don't have much stuff and want it. The cops are just the thuggish muscle that enforces the whims of the rich and powerful, maybe a little to gleefully.
    , @res
    @公牛麋鬼


    Witness how much the commies love the FBI now that the FBI is a fully engaged partner in the totalitarian police state project.
     
    Good point. The strange new respect for the FBI from the left is interesting. It would be interesting to hear Chesa Boudin's take on recent Mar-a-Lago events.
  25. Steve, if you get a chance watch the docuseries 费城 on PBS’s Independent Lens. Krasner was elected and there was an exodus of career prosecutors from the office, while others were summarily fired. Hundreds of years of combined prosecutorial and institutional knowledge as well as working relationships with law enforcement and Judges in Philadelphia’s Criminal Court were gone in a matter of days. Krasner then sought to hire lawyers with zero experience in criminal law, including diverse graduates of middling law schools, as new prosecutors. (IIRC, many of them who had been hired awaiting admission to practice had to leave the office because they didn’t pass the bar examination).

    As you probably know, Krasner hired Dana Bazelon of the multigenerational criminal-coddling Bazelon clan as a “policy advisor,” and some doughy professor to present Krasner with (social) science which reinforces that what Krasner wants to do in the first place. There’s a scene when the murder rate had exploded to the point that Krasner was getting particularly abundant criticism from all corners including the old line Democrat machine and in a meeting with Krasner the professor says something to the effect of “I don’t understand it – it doesn’t square with the science.” You’d get a chuckle out of that one.

    • 哈哈: Unladen Swallow
  26. Several years ago, the young man said, he bought a 9-millimeter pistol from an acquaintance for several hundred dollars, only to have another friend take it, fire it at him and leave with it. That friend was later charged with shooting two people to death.

    You need better friends, pumpkin.

  27. @Arclight
    I suspect social media has played a role in the rise of shootings since it allows petty slights to spread to a huge audience in short order, and most urban violence is over small insults as opposed to intricate drug or gang wars as a lot of people imagine.

    One thing that I think is worth examining is what effect the fact that the overwhelming majority of black boys are raised by single mothers has on their emotional response to insults. Women are far less likely to let a real or perceived insult go and instead prefer to stir the pot, and younger ones do use social media platforms for this. Perhaps a lot of young black males internalized this instinct from observing their mothers and that, coupled with a young man's willingness to apply violence, might partially account for the extremely low bar in urban American for comments or acts that demand a lethal response.

    回复:@Harry Baldwin

    Women are far less likely to let a real or perceived insult go and instead prefer to stir the pot, and younger ones do use social media platforms for this.

    This phenomenon has been remarked upon throughout history. From Njal’s Saga, a 13th-century Icelandic saga:

    Bergthora, the mother of Skarpheddin, has just heard that her husbands and sons have been viciously insulted. She tells the men about it as they are seated at the table, and Skarpheddin responds as follows:

    “We don’t have women’s dispositions, getting enraged over everything.”

    “But Gunnar got enraged on your behalf,” said Bergthora, “and he is considered even-tempered. If you don’t avenge this, you won’t avenge any shame done you.”

    “Our mother, the old gal, is having a lot of fun,” said Skarpheddin–and he grinned, but, nevertheless, sweat showed on his forehead and red spots appeared on his cheeks, and this was very unusual.

    • 回复: @Reg Cæsar
    哈里·鲍德温(Harry Baldwin)

    Njál was invited to a party, drank too much mead, and gouged his host's eye out. Not an ideal guest.

    Nor is this guy. A few minutes ago:


    作家萨尔曼·拉什迪(Salman Rushdie)在纽约演讲台上遭到袭击

    In Chappaqua! Where was Bill and Hill's detail?

    Replies: @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @Harry Baldwin, @shlomit

  28. “Marguerite Ruff”.

    Did you know that Ms. Ruff owned a dog?

    Once at the vets’ office the animal nurse endearingly asked of the dog, “how are you feeling”?

    The answer was “Ruff!”.

  29. At least Philly doesn’t have polio. Unlke a certain city up the Acela.

    Several years ago, the young man said, he bought a 9-millimeter pistol from an acquaintance for several hundred dollars, only to have another friend take it, fire it at him and leave with it. That friend was later charged with shooting two people to death.

    Good thing Andrea Constand wasn’t packing.

  30. @Almost Missouri

    Personally, I think that George Soros is a great man, but I disagree with the emphases that he has devoted his greatness to in recent years.
     
    Care to flesh out the first half of that sentence? I realize that Mr. Soros has done things that I could not have done, like become fabulously wealthy without ever doing anything physically productive, which elicits a sort of grudging admiration from me, in the same way that I grudgingly admire when hoodrats with rap sheets down to the floor somehow manage not to be incarcerated or even hunted fugitives.

    Replies: @SFG, @Anonymous, @John Milton's Ghost

    He ripped of UK taxpayers – albeit because of dumb ass ‘economists’ – to the tune of several billion pounds thirty years ago.
    He’s no better than a thief, a counterfeiter and a fraudster.

  31. @Ghost of Bull Moose
    It is a false assumption that Krasner gives a solitary shit if blacks shoot each other.

    Same goes for Soros. If you asked him about it, he'd probably laugh, or make whatever croaking noise a demon makes when amused.

    Conservatives run themselves into dead ends identifying logical inconsistencies and hypocrisy on the Left. Assume they are doing what they want to do, which is demoralize local law enforcement, induce early retirements and discourage civic-minded young men who support law-and-order from enlisting in the local PD.

    Witness how much the commies love the FBI now that the FBI is a fully engaged partner in the totalitarian police state project. It's because personnel is policy, and once they get their people in full control of local law enforcement, they can start arresting people for causing other people 'anxiety,' like they do in England. It is about power and control. Blacks shooting each other is beside the point.

    Replies: @Recently Based, @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @res

    Even 5 years ago, I would have called this paranoid, and now I think it’s correct.

    I don’t think most (like >99%) of people pushing this agenda have this internal monologue, but it is exactly their motivation as far as I can tell.

  32. @Ghost of Bull Moose
    It is a false assumption that Krasner gives a solitary shit if blacks shoot each other.

    Same goes for Soros. If you asked him about it, he'd probably laugh, or make whatever croaking noise a demon makes when amused.

    Conservatives run themselves into dead ends identifying logical inconsistencies and hypocrisy on the Left. Assume they are doing what they want to do, which is demoralize local law enforcement, induce early retirements and discourage civic-minded young men who support law-and-order from enlisting in the local PD.

    Witness how much the commies love the FBI now that the FBI is a fully engaged partner in the totalitarian police state project. It's because personnel is policy, and once they get their people in full control of local law enforcement, they can start arresting people for causing other people 'anxiety,' like they do in England. It is about power and control. Blacks shooting each other is beside the point.

    Replies: @Recently Based, @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @res

    It is a false assumption that Krasner gives a solitary shit if blacks shoot each other.

    Same goes for Soros. If you asked him about it, he’d probably laugh, or make whatever croaking noise a demon makes when amused.

    In the Independent Lens 费城 docuseries, Krasner tears up in a discussion with his wife (who is a Judge) that he “can’t stand bullies.” What he means by “bullies” are the police, not the 250lb black thugs who hit little old ladies over the head to steal their pocketbooks – the latter in his view are the victims of the cops’ bullying. Krasner’s background is fuzzy – his mother was an evangelical minister and his father a Russian Jew, and he grew up in Missouri before coming to the suburban Philadelphia area for high school. I tend to think his perception of who is and who is not a bully might have some roots in ethnic divisions – he probably would never have vibed well with Irish American blue collar types who make up the bulk of the police force.

    I don’t know about Soros, but Krasner is a “clever silly,” who has to invert the normal moral order because only a really smart guy can see how cops are bad and criminals are victims, whereas any dime store dummy can think that cops are good and criminals are bad. He doesn’t get into it, but I have little doubt that it’s not more complex than the leftist critical theory shibboleth that laws are an expression of power relations – the laws against stealing and so forth are just the preferences of the powerful that they should accumulate stuff, even if other people don’t have much stuff and want it. The cops are just the thuggish muscle that enforces the whims of the rich and powerful, maybe a little to gleefully.

  33. @Harry Baldwin
    @弧光

    Women are far less likely to let a real or perceived insult go and instead prefer to stir the pot, and younger ones do use social media platforms for this.

    This phenomenon has been remarked upon throughout history. From Njal's Saga, a 13th-century Icelandic saga:


    Bergthora, the mother of Skarpheddin, has just heard that her husbands and sons have been viciously insulted. She tells the men about it as they are seated at the table, and Skarpheddin responds as follows:

    “We don’t have women’s dispositions, getting enraged over everything.”

    “But Gunnar got enraged on your behalf,” said Bergthora, “and he is considered even-tempered. If you don’t avenge this, you won’t avenge any shame done you.”

    “Our mother, the old gal, is having a lot of fun,” said Skarpheddin--and he grinned, but, nevertheless, sweat showed on his forehead and red spots appeared on his cheeks, and this was very unusual.
     

    回复:@RegCæsar

    Njál was invited to a party, drank too much mead, and gouged his host’s eye out. Not an ideal guest.

    Nor is this guy. A few minutes ago:

    作家萨尔曼·拉什迪(Salman Rushdie)在纽约演讲台上遭到袭击

    In Chappaqua! Where was Bill and Hill’s detail?

    • 回复: @Alec Leamas (hard at work)
    @RegCæsar


    Nor is this guy. A few minutes ago:

    作家萨尔曼·拉什迪(Salman Rushdie)在纽约演讲台上遭到袭击

    In Chappaqua! Where was Bill and Hill’s detail?
     
    Prepare to hear about the inherent White Supremacy of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini's acolytes.
    , @Harry Baldwin
    @RegCæsar

    Were it not for the fatwa, Salman Rushdie would be a barely remembered, third-tier novelist, wouldn't he?

    回复:@YetAnotherAnon

    , @shlomit
    @RegCæsar

    No, Chautauqua. Easy to mix up.

    回复:@RegCæsar

  34. @Peter Akuleyev
    The whole point of gun control is to persecute rednecks buying rifles legally, not to discourage black criminals from carrying handguns illegally and shooting other blacks who peeve them.

    It would be interesting to look at when and why this flip took place. My recollection is that back in the 1970s/80s the focus of gun control was very much on handguns and inner city violence.

    It’s probably too late for stop and frisk in Philadelphia anyway. The great advantage of New York is that it just isn’t that black. Philadelphia unfortunately seems to have reached the tipping point where it is headed toward the irrelevance of a Baltimore or Detroit.

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @AnotherDad, @Jack P

    Heard a black guy a couple of years ago swear the violence is Philadelphia was driven by black gang members who moved from NYC.

  35. 市政府采取了一系列措施来应对危机,包括为社区团体提供拨款、暴力干预计划和更早的宵禁。 但在一个关键问题上,似乎没有现成的答案:如何处理所有枪支。

    I think they’d carry out rain dances and voodoo rituals before they’d ever consider, you know, arresting criminals

  36. 作家萨尔曼·拉什迪(Salman Rushdie)在纽约演讲台上遭到袭击
    In Chappaqua! Where was Bill and Hill’s detail?

    Not Chappaqua. Chautauqua, in the far western part of the state.

  37. @Reg Cæsar
    哈里·鲍德温(Harry Baldwin)

    Njál was invited to a party, drank too much mead, and gouged his host's eye out. Not an ideal guest.

    Nor is this guy. A few minutes ago:


    作家萨尔曼·拉什迪(Salman Rushdie)在纽约演讲台上遭到袭击

    In Chappaqua! Where was Bill and Hill's detail?

    Replies: @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @Harry Baldwin, @shlomit

    Nor is this guy. A few minutes ago:

    作家萨尔曼·拉什迪(Salman Rushdie)在纽约演讲台上遭到袭击

    In Chappaqua! Where was Bill and Hill’s detail?

    Prepare to hear about the inherent White Supremacy of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini’s acolytes.

  38. @Ghost of Bull Moose
    It is a false assumption that Krasner gives a solitary shit if blacks shoot each other.

    Same goes for Soros. If you asked him about it, he'd probably laugh, or make whatever croaking noise a demon makes when amused.

    Conservatives run themselves into dead ends identifying logical inconsistencies and hypocrisy on the Left. Assume they are doing what they want to do, which is demoralize local law enforcement, induce early retirements and discourage civic-minded young men who support law-and-order from enlisting in the local PD.

    Witness how much the commies love the FBI now that the FBI is a fully engaged partner in the totalitarian police state project. It's because personnel is policy, and once they get their people in full control of local law enforcement, they can start arresting people for causing other people 'anxiety,' like they do in England. It is about power and control. Blacks shooting each other is beside the point.

    Replies: @Recently Based, @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @res

    Witness how much the commies love the FBI now that the FBI is a fully engaged partner in the totalitarian police state project.

    Good point. The strange new respect for the FBI from the left is interesting. It would be interesting to hear Chesa Boudin’s take on recent Mar-a-Lago events.

  39. many more guns have been found that were illegally converted into fully automatic weapons.

    This would seem to imply some White involvement.

  40. “They think they can get away with it, because they’re young,” she said.

    Silly rabbit. They think they can get away with it because they can get away with it.

  41. @Harry Baldwin
    @SFG

    朱利叶斯凯撒参考?

    还是 Louis Farrakhan 的参考资料?


    犹太人不喜欢法拉罕,所以他们叫我希特勒。 嗯,这是个好名字。 希特勒是一个非常伟大的人。 作为一个黑人,他对我来说并不好,但他是一个伟大的德国人。 现在我并不为希特勒对犹太人的邪恶感到自豪,但这是一个记录问题。 他让德国白手起家,”法拉罕说。
     

    回复:@Stan Adams

    有趣的是,考虑 Farrakhan 的记忆漏洞的程度。

    Farrakhan 的百万人游行在 1995 年 XNUMX 月是一笔巨大的交易,因为它在 OJ Simpson 判决后仅几周就发生了。 它受到了媒体的大量关注,其中大部分是相当积极的。

    此后不久,科林·鲍威尔开始在全国各地进行一次广为人知的图书之旅。 有大量媒体猜测他将在 96 年宣布竞选共和党提名。

    鲍威尔终于宣布 *不是* XNUMX月初,伊扎克·拉宾被暗杀几天后,纽特·金里奇和比尔·克林顿之间的预算角逐导致一系列政府关闭的前几天。

    (您可能还记得,在第一次关闭期间,我们尊敬的总统结识了一位名叫莫妮卡莱温斯基的可爱年轻女士。)

    考虑一下鲍威尔在 96 年确实为白宫认真竞选的情景是很有趣的。

  42. many more guns have been found that were illegally converted into fully automatic weapons.

    This would seem to imply some White involvement.

    This may mostly be referring to a widget for a Glock that turns it into a full auto or select fire handgun, a supremely bad idea which helps our host’s law about the wounded vs. killed ratio.

    And/or “many more” might describe small absolute numbers, like previously 1-2 ARs converted into full auto or select fire per year and now a dozen or more. This has been done by at least one group of “Sudden Jihad Syndrome” losers, at least one example in California as I recall. So “whites” as we view them not necessarily required expect I suppose for the plans.

    Not to mention gun designers are all but uniformly white, especially the legendary ones. John Moses Browning (PBUH), Mauser, Garand, Kalashnikov, Stoner, the elder Ruger, who else can we name?? Garand and Ruger get extra credit for manufacturability, the latter for adding precision investment casting to the game.

    • 回复: @Joe Stalin
    @那会告诉你


    Not to mention gun designers are all but uniformly white, especially the legendary ones. John Moses Browning (PBUH), Mauser, Garand, Kalashnikov, Stoner, the elder Ruger, who else can we name??
     
    I can think of one that isn't white: the firearms designer responsible for the Kahr handgun.

    Kahr Arms was founded by 贾斯汀·穆恩, who is CEO and president. He is the son of Sun Myung Moon, founder of the Unification Church[1][2] and brother to Hyung Jin Moon, pastor of the World Peace and Unification Sanctuary Church, which is known to hold blessing ceremonies for AR-15 rifles.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kahr_Arms
     
    https://shopkahrfirearmsgroup.com/product_images/uploaded_images/kjm011121-0092-1k.jpg

    回复:@That会告诉我们

  43. @Reg Cæsar
    哈里·鲍德温(Harry Baldwin)

    Njál was invited to a party, drank too much mead, and gouged his host's eye out. Not an ideal guest.

    Nor is this guy. A few minutes ago:


    作家萨尔曼·拉什迪(Salman Rushdie)在纽约演讲台上遭到袭击

    In Chappaqua! Where was Bill and Hill's detail?

    Replies: @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @Harry Baldwin, @shlomit

    Were it not for the fatwa, Salman Rushdie would be a barely remembered, third-tier novelist, wouldn’t he?

    • 回复: @YetAnotherAnon
    哈里·鲍德温(Harry Baldwin)

    There are a fair few Muslims on Twutter saying "diss the prophet and pay the price". Also people saying 'Iran inspired it' which to be fair isn't too far off. They send him a reminder of the fatwa every April.

    Will this be used as an excuse for airstrikes?

    https://english.khamenei.ir/news/4634/Ayatollah-Khamenei-s-fatwa-on-Salman-Rushdie-s-apostasy-from

    The alleged attacker is a Lebanese Shia. Only the US can explain why he's in the States. Not that a Brit can talk.

  44. I am surprised that no one has brought up the Op-Ed piece by Soros (or more likely a Soros familiar) that appeared in the WSJ a few weeks ago. In it, he justified his campaign contributions to woke DAs (and promised to continue them) on three grounds. First, the existing administration of criminal justice has resulted in the arrest and incarceration of blacks in proportions that exceed their proportion of the general population which Soros asserts is “unjust”. Second, the program of the woke prosecutors is “effective”. And finally, people “like” the new approach. I believe that iSteve and his commentators have previously demolished these points, but it would be entertaining to see more.

    • 回复: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Ausra

    Read the comment by Ghost of Bull Moose 以上, Ausra. I don't think Soros is a dummy. He doesn't believe all these points that iSteve and commenters demolished. What he's helping to do, ruining traditional America, is working. He wrote the op-ed just to help keep his program running.

  45. @Tracy
    1,400 gunshot wounds in one city. Think about what that costs. From a 1997 article "Costs of gunshot and cut/stab wounds in the United States, with some Canadian comparisons":

    Across medically treated cases, costs average U.S. $154,000 per gunshot survivor and U.S. $12,000 per cut/stab survivor.
     
    -- and that's at 1997 prices. Anyone do the math on this? What does this violence cost us each year?

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @AnotherDad, @Detroit Refugee

    Across medically treated cases, costs average U.S. \$154,000 per gunshot survivor and U.S. \$12,000 per cut/stab survivor.

    — and that’s at 1997 prices. Anyone do the math on this? What does this violence cost us each year?

    Accounting for inflation, and medical advances (with commensurate cost advances) that might be about a quarter million per shot nowadays, which for 1400 shots means about a third of a \$billion. Most of the victims are probably uninsured so the cost mostly falls on the city.

    In FY2020, the latest year available, Phila. took in \$4.3 bil. and spent \$4.7 bil., \$223m of which was on “health services”, so either they are blowing out that budget line, they’re charging it elsewhere, or the Feds (i.e., the rest of the US) are kicking in money.

  46. @Tracy
    1,400 gunshot wounds in one city. Think about what that costs. From a 1997 article "Costs of gunshot and cut/stab wounds in the United States, with some Canadian comparisons":

    Across medically treated cases, costs average U.S. $154,000 per gunshot survivor and U.S. $12,000 per cut/stab survivor.
     
    -- and that's at 1997 prices. Anyone do the math on this? What does this violence cost us each year?

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @AnotherDad, @Detroit Refugee

    1,400 gunshot wounds in one city. Think about what that costs.

    The legacy of slavery has been very, very expensive.

    If you value “diversity”, that same money could create really spectacular zoos/refuges that would be a heck of a lot more pleasant.

    There’s a moral there: Cheap labor never is.

  47. @Reg Cæsar
    哈里·鲍德温(Harry Baldwin)

    Njál was invited to a party, drank too much mead, and gouged his host's eye out. Not an ideal guest.

    Nor is this guy. A few minutes ago:


    作家萨尔曼·拉什迪(Salman Rushdie)在纽约演讲台上遭到袭击

    In Chappaqua! Where was Bill and Hill's detail?

    Replies: @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @Harry Baldwin, @shlomit

    No, Chautauqua. Easy to mix up.

    • 回复: @Reg Cæsar
    @shlomit


    No, Chautauqua. Easy to mix up.
     
    Spare us from traveling Chappaquas!


    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/5117L0W6v5L._SY291_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_FMwebp_.jpg
  48. @Peter Akuleyev
    The whole point of gun control is to persecute rednecks buying rifles legally, not to discourage black criminals from carrying handguns illegally and shooting other blacks who peeve them.

    It would be interesting to look at when and why this flip took place. My recollection is that back in the 1970s/80s the focus of gun control was very much on handguns and inner city violence.

    It’s probably too late for stop and frisk in Philadelphia anyway. The great advantage of New York is that it just isn’t that black. Philadelphia unfortunately seems to have reached the tipping point where it is headed toward the irrelevance of a Baltimore or Detroit.

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @AnotherDad, @Jack P

    It’s probably too late for stop and frisk in Philadelphia anyway. The great advantage of New York is that it just isn’t that black. Philadelphia unfortunately seems to have reached the tipping point where it is headed toward the irrelevance of a Baltimore or Detroit.

    In the end, there is nothing useful to be done if you can’t talk about eugenics and borders.

    Good hygiene is how “we have nice things”.

    My guess, is down the road–if it makes sense–the Mexicans/Central Americans, as well as the current Caribbean/PR mulattos, will push into, take over and “safety upgrade” some of these areas. But only if it “makes sense”–the whole suite of causality involving the economy, local jobs, desirable housing/transportation, etc. etc. etc. And as I’ve noted the robotics revolution is coming to quash lots of low skill jobs, so all of this is highly dependent on timeline.

  49. @Harry Baldwin
    @RegCæsar

    Were it not for the fatwa, Salman Rushdie would be a barely remembered, third-tier novelist, wouldn't he?

    回复:@YetAnotherAnon

    There are a fair few Muslims on Twutter saying “diss the prophet and pay the price”. Also people saying ‘Iran inspired it’ which to be fair isn’t too far off. They send him a reminder of the fatwa every April.

    Will this be used as an excuse for airstrikes?

    https://english.khamenei.ir/news/4634/Ayatollah-Khamenei-s-fatwa-on-Salman-Rushdie-s-apostasy-from

    The alleged attacker is a Lebanese Shia. Only the US can explain why he’s in the States. Not that a Brit can talk.

  50. @Franz
    @史蒂夫·塞勒


    A crazy woman from way way back.
     
    A crazy woman FROM OHIO from way back.

    We specialize in exporting nuts.

    George Custer, William Clarke Quantrill, Annie Oakley (she really did shoot the cigar out of the Czar's mouth) and even more. Without counting all the movie stars like Clark Gable, Tyrone Power, Paul Newman and the Wicked Witch of the West.

    Replies: @Philbert Desanex, @Redneck farmer

    you forgot Woody Hayes and Bobby Knight

    • 谢谢: Franz
  51. @Anonymous
    Steve, any thoughts on Anne Heche?

    回复:@Steve Sailer,@Right_On

    She was Marion in the shot-for-shot remake of 心理. Many moons ago, I switched on the TV, not knowing what was on, and chanced on the scene where she’s trading in her car. I didn’t know Heche, or the other actors, but the dialogue was familiar. For a few minutes, I had the weirdest feeling trying to reconcile my auditory and visual inputs.

    • 回复: @Harry Baldwin
    @Right_On

    Possibly the most pointless remake of all time.

  52. The fact that Krasner was able to win re-election is really damning for that city.

  53. @That Would Be Telling


    many more guns have been found that were illegally converted into fully automatic weapons.
     
    This would seem to imply some White involvement.
     
    This may mostly be referring to a widget for a Glock that turns it into a full auto or select fire handgun, a supremely bad idea which helps our host's law about the wounded vs. killed ratio.

    And/or "many more" might describe small absolute numbers, like previously 1-2 ARs converted into full auto or select fire per year and now a dozen or more. This has been done by at least one group of "Sudden Jihad Syndrome" losers, at least one example in California as I recall. So "whites" as we view them not necessarily required expect I suppose for the plans.

    Not to mention gun designers are all but uniformly white, especially the legendary ones. John Moses Browning (PBUH), Mauser, Garand, Kalashnikov, Stoner, the elder Ruger, who else can we name?? Garand and Ruger get extra credit for manufacturability, the latter for adding precision investment casting to the game.

    回复:@Joe Stalin

    Not to mention gun designers are all but uniformly white, especially the legendary ones. John Moses Browning (PBUH), Mauser, Garand, Kalashnikov, Stoner, the elder Ruger, who else can we name??

    I can think of one that isn’t white: the firearms designer responsible for the Kahr handgun.

    Kahr Arms was founded by 贾斯汀·穆恩, who is CEO and president. He is the son of Sun Myung Moon, founder of the Unification Church[1][2] and brother to Hyung Jin Moon, pastor of the World Peace and Unification Sanctuary Church, which is known to hold blessing ceremonies for AR-15 rifles.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kahr_Arms

    • 回复: @That Would Be Telling
    @乔·斯大林


    I can think of one [firearms designer] that isn’t white: the firearms designer responsible for the Kahr handgun.
     
    One Justin Moon, "the son of Sun Myung Moon." And before the big guys started paying attention to the true compact handgun market, Kahr was said to make the best, assuming you accept the tradeoffs of striker fired guns like Glocks (dangerous to holster compared to ones with external triggers). More from Wikipedia:

    From the age of 14, Justin Moon enjoyed shooting guns [let's hear it for America!]. At age 18, Moon got a license to carry a handgun, co-signed by one of his older brothers, but he was not satisfied with the small calibers available in compact handguns. "I had been licensed to carry in New York State since I was 18 and had looked for an ultra-compact 9mm pistol," Justin later told American Handgunner. "To my chagrin, I could not find a pistol with the quality of construction and features in design which I felt were appropriate for a carry gun. Therefore, I decided to design an ultra-compact 9-mm pistol that I could carry." By his junior year of college, he decided to design one himself.
     
    That would be around 1990-1, founding the company in 1995. Very well timed for the nationwide sweep of "Shall Issue" laws and as the article notes, the Clinton AW ban which limited new guns to ten rounds.

    Come to think of it, someone or ones who are not white designed South Korea's K2 assault rifle which was sold in the US prior to G. H W. Bush's import ban, about which I've heard nothing bad except the difficulty of getting spare parts after the ban.

    谢谢!
  54. @Peter Akuleyev
    The whole point of gun control is to persecute rednecks buying rifles legally, not to discourage black criminals from carrying handguns illegally and shooting other blacks who peeve them.

    It would be interesting to look at when and why this flip took place. My recollection is that back in the 1970s/80s the focus of gun control was very much on handguns and inner city violence.

    It’s probably too late for stop and frisk in Philadelphia anyway. The great advantage of New York is that it just isn’t that black. Philadelphia unfortunately seems to have reached the tipping point where it is headed toward the irrelevance of a Baltimore or Detroit.

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @AnotherDad, @Jack P

    Ten years ago Philly was looking like the next great city for young professionals – some New York type experiences, lots of history, and cheaper. I figure that’s gone now.

    • 回复: @Steve Sailer
    @杰克P

    Downtown Philadelphia has all these wonderful amenities, several of them personally founded by Ben Franklin.

    回复:@Corvinus

  55. @shlomit
    @RegCæsar

    No, Chautauqua. Easy to mix up.

    回复:@RegCæsar

    No, Chautauqua. Easy to mix up.

    Spare us from traveling Chappaquas!

  56. @Right_On
    @匿名的

    She was Marion in the shot-for-shot remake of 心理. Many moons ago, I switched on the TV, not knowing what was on, and chanced on the scene where she's trading in her car. I didn't know Heche, or the other actors, but the dialogue was familiar. For a few minutes, I had the weirdest feeling trying to reconcile my auditory and visual inputs.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpPEPbi79W8&ab_channel=columbiafan

    回复:@Harry Baldwin

    Possibly the most pointless remake of all time.

  57. @Franz
    @史蒂夫·塞勒


    A crazy woman from way way back.
     
    A crazy woman FROM OHIO from way back.

    We specialize in exporting nuts.

    George Custer, William Clarke Quantrill, Annie Oakley (she really did shoot the cigar out of the Czar's mouth) and even more. Without counting all the movie stars like Clark Gable, Tyrone Power, Paul Newman and the Wicked Witch of the West.

    Replies: @Philbert Desanex, @Redneck farmer

    You forgot Curtis Lemay.
    And Indiana outdoes us in crazy.

    • 回复: @Franz
    @乡下人农夫

    I have to agree. But I'd cut Indiana some slack. The Chicago Mob used the whole northern part of the state as their dumping ground for corpses and whatever. Affected their minds.

  58. @Mr. Anon

    Personally, I think that George Soros is a great man, but I disagree with the emphases that he has devoted his greatness to in recent years.
     
    Great? How? He's a financial speculator. He is a parasite who has used his fantastic wealth to further undermine the societies that he parasitized.

    回复:@Achmed E. Newman

    Mr. Sailer is a good man, but he’s got a real flaw about worshipping fame and power. If you mean “Soros is a great man”, as in great in the “powerful” sense like Genghis Khan, OK, but he’s not a good person. He’s evil. He could be the anti-Christ, if there weren’t so many other contenders around right now – I don’t have enough info yet to call it.

  59. @Ausra
    I am surprised that no one has brought up the Op-Ed piece by Soros (or more likely a Soros familiar) that appeared in the WSJ a few weeks ago. In it, he justified his campaign contributions to woke DAs (and promised to continue them) on three grounds. First, the existing administration of criminal justice has resulted in the arrest and incarceration of blacks in proportions that exceed their proportion of the general population which Soros asserts is “unjust”. Second, the program of the woke prosecutors is “effective”. And finally, people “like” the new approach. I believe that iSteve and his commentators have previously demolished these points, but it would be entertaining to see more.

    回复:@Achmed E. Newman

    Read the comment by Ghost of Bull Moose 以上, Ausra. I don’t think Soros is a dummy. He doesn’t believe all these points that iSteve and commenters demolished. What he’s helping to do, ruining traditional America, is working. He wrote the op-ed just to help keep his program running.

  60. @Jack P
    彼得·阿库利耶夫(Peter Akuleyev)

    Ten years ago Philly was looking like the next great city for young professionals - some New York type experiences, lots of history, and cheaper. I figure that's gone now.

    回复:@Steve Sailer

    Downtown Philadelphia has all these wonderful amenities, several of them personally founded by Ben Franklin.

    • 回复: @Corvinus
    @史蒂夫·塞勒

    “After all, what did stop and frisk ever do under Mayor Bloomberg to make New York City have by far the lowest murder rate of any huge city in the country?“

    Yeah who can remember way back when. Between 2003 and 2013, over 100,000 stops were made per year, with 685,724 people being stopped at the height of the program in 2011. Ninety percent of those stopped in 2017 were African-American or Latino, mostly aged 14–24. Seventy percent of those stopped were later found to be innocent.

    So, the police randomly stop people walking down a street, and demand them to be searched. Reasonable suspicion? Something tells me if that happened to you repeatedly you would find that distinctly problematic. But then again, why would a police state bother you? I mean, we live in one already, right?

  61. @YetAnotherAnon
    OT - Guardian/BMJ

    https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/aug/11/rise-in-popularity-of-anal-sex-has-led-to-health-problems-for-women

    https://www.bmj.com/content/378/bmj.o1975

    "Clinicians’ reluctance to discuss possible harms is letting down a generation of women"

    Bottom line (ba-dum-tish! thank you!)

    a) a lot more young women are having sex "per vas nefandum" - by the unmentionable vessel, as Aleister Crowley euphemised it.


    Anal intercourse is becoming more common among heterosexual couples. Within popular culture it has moved from the world of pornography to mainstream media.1 It is no longer considered an extreme behaviour but increasingly portrayed as a prized and pleasurable experience.2 In Britain, the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyle shows participation in heterosexual anal intercourse among 16 to 24 year olds rose from 12.5% to 28.5% over the past few decades.3 Similar trends are seen in the US, where 30-44% of men and women report experience of anal sex.4
     
    b) a fair few girlies are doing it either because its fashionable ("as seen on TV") or because their men want it

    Young women cite pleasure, curiosity, pleasing male partners, and coercion as factors.56 Up to 25% of women with experience of anal sex report they have been pressured into it at least once.7 Hit television shows such as Sex and the City and Fleabag may unwittingly add to the pressure, as they seem to normalise anal sex in heterosexual relationships or make it appear racy and daring.
     
    c) the physiology of the nether regions differs between the sexes, perhaps surprisingly

    Women have less robust anal sphincters and lower anal canal pressures than men,13 and damage caused by anal penetration is therefore more consequential.
     
    I don't know what anal canal pressure is, and I'm not sure I want to know.

    d) and the results of damaging that area are not very nice


    The absence of vaginal secretions, increased traumatic abrasions, and less common use of condoms increase the risk of sexually transmitted disease and anal malignancy.9 Anal pain, bleeding, and fissures also occur as a result of anal intercourse.1011

    Increased rates of faecal incontinence and anal sphincter injury have been reported in women who have anal intercourse.12 Women are at a higher risk of incontinence than men because of their different anatomy and the effects of hormones, pregnancy, and childbirth on the pelvic floor.
     

    Incontinence of the traditional kind is no joke. "Faecal incontinence" sounds like an appalling fate.

    e) and no one is warning young women about the dangers


    NHS patient information on anal sex considers only sexually transmitted diseases, making no mention of anal trauma, incontinence, or the psychological aftermath of the coercion young women report in relation to this activity.17 A plethora of non-medical or pseudomedical websites fill the health information void. Rather than helping young women make informed decisions, some sites may increase societal pressure to try anal sex.

    It may not be just avoidance or stigma that prevents health professionals talking to young women about the risks of anal sex. There is genuine concern that the message may be seen as judgmental or even misconstrued as homophobic. However, by avoiding these discussions, we may be failing a generation of young women, who are unaware of the risks. With better information, women who want anal sex would be able to protect themselves more effectively from possible harm, and those who agree to anal sex reluctantly to meet society’s expectations (my horrified emboldening), or please partners, may feel better empowered to say no.
     

    这是一个公共信息帖子。

    回复:@Rob McX

    So discouraging anal sex may be “construed as homophobic”, even it’s advice given to a heterosexual woman.

    Two remarks I read about this practice spring randomly to mind. Auberon Waugh said it was a form of contraception in some parts of sub-Saharan Africa. Anthony Burgess in one of his novels said Arabs did it “to avoid each others’ bad breath”.

    • 回复: @YetAnotherAnon
    罗布·麦克克斯(Rob McX)

    What really struck me was the bit about young women who "agree to anal sex reluctantly to meet society’s expectations".

    Still, at least it's not those bad old days when a girl was expected by society to be a virgin on marriage, an expectation probably honoured more in the breach than in the observance.

    It's a miracle that either the BMJ or the Guardian published it, really, though I'm very glad they did. As long as the issue is "evil men coercing young women into potentially damaging practice" I guess they can get away with it.

    But you when it's male sleeping with male you NEVER hear about coercion. Apparently M-M relationships have none of that toxic masculinity that just leaps out when there's a girl involved. Logically there should be twice as much, or is the idea that it cancels out?

    I still wait for a Guardian piece on "anal trauma, incontinence, or the psychological aftermath of the coercion" where the sufferers are gay men.

  62. @Tracy
    1,400 gunshot wounds in one city. Think about what that costs. From a 1997 article "Costs of gunshot and cut/stab wounds in the United States, with some Canadian comparisons":

    Across medically treated cases, costs average U.S. $154,000 per gunshot survivor and U.S. $12,000 per cut/stab survivor.
     
    -- and that's at 1997 prices. Anyone do the math on this? What does this violence cost us each year?

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @AnotherDad, @Detroit Refugee

    What does this black violence cost us each year?

    More than I could guesstimate. But add human lives lost as well as dollars, and blacks owe us reparations.

  63. @Rob McX
    @YetAnotherAnon

    So discouraging anal sex may be "construed as homophobic", even it's advice given to a heterosexual woman.

    Two remarks I read about this practice spring randomly to mind. Auberon Waugh said it was a form of contraception in some parts of sub-Saharan Africa. Anthony Burgess in one of his novels said Arabs did it "to avoid each others' bad breath".

    回复:@YetAnotherAnon

    What really struck me was the bit about young women who “agree to anal sex reluctantly to meet society’s expectations“。

    Still, at least it’s not those bad old days when a girl was expected by society to be a virgin on marriage, an expectation probably honoured more in the breach than in the observance.

    It’s a miracle that either the BMJ or the Guardian published it, really, though I’m very glad they did. As long as the issue is “evil men coercing young women into potentially damaging practice” I guess they can get away with it.

    But you when it’s male sleeping with male you NEVER hear about coercion. Apparently M-M relationships have none of that toxic masculinity that just leaps out when there’s a girl involved. Logically there should be twice as much, or is the idea that it cancels out?

    I still wait for a Guardian piece on “anal trauma, incontinence, or the psychological aftermath of the coercion” where the sufferers are gay men.

    • 同意: Rob McX
  64. @Joe Stalin
    @那会告诉你


    Not to mention gun designers are all but uniformly white, especially the legendary ones. John Moses Browning (PBUH), Mauser, Garand, Kalashnikov, Stoner, the elder Ruger, who else can we name??
     
    I can think of one that isn't white: the firearms designer responsible for the Kahr handgun.

    Kahr Arms was founded by 贾斯汀·穆恩, who is CEO and president. He is the son of Sun Myung Moon, founder of the Unification Church[1][2] and brother to Hyung Jin Moon, pastor of the World Peace and Unification Sanctuary Church, which is known to hold blessing ceremonies for AR-15 rifles.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kahr_Arms
     
    https://shopkahrfirearmsgroup.com/product_images/uploaded_images/kjm011121-0092-1k.jpg

    回复:@That会告诉我们

    I can think of one [firearms designer] that isn’t white: the firearms designer responsible for the Kahr handgun.

    One Justin Moon, “the son of Sun Myung Moon.” And before the big guys started paying attention to the true compact handgun market, Kahr was said to make the best, assuming you accept the tradeoffs of striker fired guns like Glocks (dangerous to holster compared to ones with external triggers). More from Wikipedia:

    From the age of 14, Justin Moon enjoyed shooting guns [let’s hear it for America!]. At age 18, Moon got a license to carry a handgun, co-signed by one of his older brothers, but he was not satisfied with the small calibers available in compact handguns. “I had been licensed to carry in New York State since I was 18 and had looked for an ultra-compact 9mm pistol,” Justin later told American Handgunner. “To my chagrin, I could not find a pistol with the quality of construction and features in design which I felt were appropriate for a carry gun. Therefore, I decided to design an ultra-compact 9-mm pistol that I could carry.” By his junior year of college, he decided to design one himself.

    That would be around 1990-1, founding the company in 1995. Very well timed for the nationwide sweep of “Shall Issue” laws and as the article notes, the Clinton AW ban which limited new guns to ten rounds.

    Come to think of it, someone or ones who are not white designed South Korea’s K2 assault rifle which was sold in the US prior to G. H W. Bush’s import ban, about which I’ve heard nothing bad except the difficulty of getting spare parts after the ban.

    谢谢!

  65. “Personally, I think that George Soros is a great man, ”

    The definition of a great man being: works to actively dismantle the criminal justice system of a foreign country thereby, among other things, facilitating the further death and suffering of a minority negro population that he would probably claim to care about.

    得到它了。

  66. I live in Philly and take public transportation daily. My neighborhood is 80% black and I work in one of the worst neighborhoods in North Philly (where most of Philly’s shootings happen).

    Large groups of young black men are always hanging around the turnstiles at the Erie subway station. SEPTA transit police do nothing to disperse them. I don’t recall this situation prior to the 2020 BLM Infitada.

    Even in 95+ degree weather, more than half of the young black men I see are wearing hoodies, presumably to conceal both their identity and to aid in concealment of weapons. This being the demographic responsible for the large majority of shootings, and being in the zip codes where a large majority of shootings occur, it only makes sense to target them for stop and frisk. But police do nothing, of course.

    Quite often, I see young black people throwing trash on the subway tracks, playing Bluetooth speakers on board trains and busses, smoking weed and cigarettes in the subway platform, etc. More than half of the people on the bus simply walk past the payment kiosk and ride for free. All of these things are reason enough for transit police to initiate interactions with them, which would introduce more opportunities to stop and frisk. This would undoubtedly turn up illegally carried firearms. But of course the police do nothing.

    Aggressive ‘quality of life’ policing (along with aggressive prosecution on the back end) would do wonders to clean up this city and reduce the murder rate. But we can’t have that until we can dismantle the legal concept of Disparate Impact.

    • 回复: @ForeverCARealist
    @匿名

    wow, I hope you're making lots of $$ doing your job. Maybe you really love the excitement? Maybe you're black and have a way of being inconspicuous?

    whatever it is, I admire you.

    , @Joe Stalin
    @匿名


    I see young black people throwing trash on the subway tracks
     
    Coolest thing I've ever seen thrown on the CTA EL train tracks by kids was bare copper wire and when it got between the third rail and other tracks...

    Instant plasma when the 600V power hit it.

  67. Personally, I think that George Soros is a great man,

    Aaaaaaand Steve jumps the shark.

    Next up, Lucifer canonized in Vatican ceremony.

  68. @Almost Missouri

    Personally, I think that George Soros is a great man, but I disagree with the emphases that he has devoted his greatness to in recent years.
     
    Care to flesh out the first half of that sentence? I realize that Mr. Soros has done things that I could not have done, like become fabulously wealthy without ever doing anything physically productive, which elicits a sort of grudging admiration from me, in the same way that I grudgingly admire when hoodrats with rap sheets down to the floor somehow manage not to be incarcerated or even hunted fugitives.

    Replies: @SFG, @Anonymous, @John Milton's Ghost

    Trend trading, of which Soros was one of a handful of extremely successful practitioners, is not easily mastered, nor often replicable in any sort of mass level (hence no good mutual funds or etfs that copy it). It would be analogous to say Warren Buffett or Peter Lynch is a great man. Steve’s language is curious, though, and methinks he’s having a little arch fun with it: does anyone say Buffett is a great man, using such terms?

    Perhaps the greatness Steve refers to is the flash of idiosyncrasy that Soros displays in what would, for anyone else, be a Quixotic futile enterprise. Successful trend trader John W. Henry decided to buy the Red Sox with his wealth. Soros has decided to destroy civilized places. Maybe that’s greatness in the same way Ghengis Khan was great?

    I have an extremely libertarian friend who is a strong proponent of Karl Popper’s open society, and he holds Soros (a former Popper student) to be a huge disappointment, because his actions are the opposite of Popper’s professed ideals. I don’t necessarily find Soros to be pure evil, but rather an accelerated version of what the Ford and Rockefeller families did, albeit in a single generation: accrue amazing wealth, then turn on and close the door for anyone else to build something similar, by completely embracing theories that destroy what made wealth accumulation possible for common people in the first place. That, and having so much wealth to embrace ridiculous decadent ideas that don’t harm one who is well-protected from the ramifications of said ideas.

    • 回复: @Almost Missouri
    @约翰米尔顿的鬼魂


    It would be analogous to say Warren Buffett or Peter Lynch is a great man.
     
    That comparison raises interesting questions. I would maintain that Buffet's work (portfolio building) is different from from Soros's work (arbitrage). Buffet's work is a step less removed from actual production, and arguably enables better production in a way that Soros's doesn't. (Buzz Mohawk may disagree though.) Then there is the fact that Buffet hasn't been convicted of insider trading or accused of the technically legal but morally dubious ripoff of a national treasury as Soros has.

    Peter Lynch's work is more akin to Soros's, as they are both financial market traders disconnected from actual productivity. However, besides that Lynch is not a criminal, Lynch took a much smaller portion of his investors' winnings as his own personal enrichment. He is not a billionaire.

    And, FWIW, anyone with a few bucks could share in Buffet's or Lynch's success, while only hedge funders (i.e., the already rich) could participate with Soros.
  69. “Personally, I think that George Soros is a great man”

    You’re either a liar or a fool, Sailer. And it’s comments like this that show why you are useless for the fight we find ourselves in now.

  70. @anon
    I live in Philly and take public transportation daily. My neighborhood is 80% black and I work in one of the worst neighborhoods in North Philly (where most of Philly's shootings happen).

    Large groups of young black men are always hanging around the turnstiles at the Erie subway station. SEPTA transit police do nothing to disperse them. I don't recall this situation prior to the 2020 BLM Infitada.

    Even in 95+ degree weather, more than half of the young black men I see are wearing hoodies, presumably to conceal both their identity and to aid in concealment of weapons. This being the demographic responsible for the large majority of shootings, and being in the zip codes where a large majority of shootings occur, it only makes sense to target them for stop and frisk. But police do nothing, of course.

    Quite often, I see young black people throwing trash on the subway tracks, playing Bluetooth speakers on board trains and busses, smoking weed and cigarettes in the subway platform, etc. More than half of the people on the bus simply walk past the payment kiosk and ride for free. All of these things are reason enough for transit police to initiate interactions with them, which would introduce more opportunities to stop and frisk. This would undoubtedly turn up illegally carried firearms. But of course the police do nothing.

    Aggressive 'quality of life' policing (along with aggressive prosecution on the back end) would do wonders to clean up this city and reduce the murder rate. But we can't have that until we can dismantle the legal concept of Disparate Impact.

    Replies: @ForeverCARealist, @Joe Stalin

    wow, I hope you’re making lots of \$\$ doing your job. Maybe you really love the excitement? Maybe you’re black and have a way of being inconspicuous?

    whatever it is, I admire you.

  71. @Redneck farmer
    @弗朗兹

    You forgot Curtis Lemay.
    And Indiana outdoes us in crazy.

    回复:@Franz

    I have to agree. But I’d cut Indiana some slack. The Chicago Mob used the whole northern part of the state as their dumping ground for corpses and whatever. Affected their minds.

  72. @anon
    I live in Philly and take public transportation daily. My neighborhood is 80% black and I work in one of the worst neighborhoods in North Philly (where most of Philly's shootings happen).

    Large groups of young black men are always hanging around the turnstiles at the Erie subway station. SEPTA transit police do nothing to disperse them. I don't recall this situation prior to the 2020 BLM Infitada.

    Even in 95+ degree weather, more than half of the young black men I see are wearing hoodies, presumably to conceal both their identity and to aid in concealment of weapons. This being the demographic responsible for the large majority of shootings, and being in the zip codes where a large majority of shootings occur, it only makes sense to target them for stop and frisk. But police do nothing, of course.

    Quite often, I see young black people throwing trash on the subway tracks, playing Bluetooth speakers on board trains and busses, smoking weed and cigarettes in the subway platform, etc. More than half of the people on the bus simply walk past the payment kiosk and ride for free. All of these things are reason enough for transit police to initiate interactions with them, which would introduce more opportunities to stop and frisk. This would undoubtedly turn up illegally carried firearms. But of course the police do nothing.

    Aggressive 'quality of life' policing (along with aggressive prosecution on the back end) would do wonders to clean up this city and reduce the murder rate. But we can't have that until we can dismantle the legal concept of Disparate Impact.

    Replies: @ForeverCARealist, @Joe Stalin

    I see young black people throwing trash on the subway tracks

    Coolest thing I’ve ever seen thrown on the CTA EL train tracks by kids was bare copper wire and when it got between the third rail and other tracks…

    Instant plasma when the 600V power hit it.

  73. Personally, I think that George Soros is a great man, but I disagree with the emphases that he has devoted his greatness to in recent years.

  74. @Curle
    In Octopus by Sam Israel, Israel tells of being trained by Soros in the ‘70s in the fine art of insider trading a crime for which Soros has an much under reported conviction in France. Maybe the fact that he’s an fellow con is what motivates George?

    I challenge you to find an reference to this conviction in any American news article mentioning Soros.

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13132058-octopus

    回复:@ raga10

    I challenge you to find an reference to this conviction in any American news article mentioning Soros.

    challenge accepted:

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2011-10-06/soros-loses-human-rights-appeal-against-insider-trading-case
    https://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/14/business/worldbusiness/14iht-soros.1974397.html
    https://dealbook.nytimes.com/2011/10/06/soros-loses-challenge-to-insider-trading-conviction/
    https://www.nytimes.com/2002/12/21/business/soros-is-found-guilty-in-france-on-charges-of-insider-trading.html

    and it’s not like I had to dig deep – all are links to mainstream sites, taken from the top of the first page of search results. I used Brave search and I can’t be bothered comparing it to results that google would produce but clearly, the information is out there.

  75. @Technite78

    what is often called the country’s poorest big city
     
    This is why Philadelphia is doomed. I'd guess Philadelphia has the fewest number of high net worth individuals (i.e. > $100 million) per capita of any American city with a population over 500,000. Nobody with any political clout cares if it's severely mismanaged.

    回复:@Almost Missouri

    I’d guess Philadelphia has the fewest number of high net worth individuals (i.e. > \$100 million) per capita of any American city with a population over 500,000.

    Thanks. How do you find this kind of information?

  76. @John Milton's Ghost
    @几乎密苏里州

    Trend trading, of which Soros was one of a handful of extremely successful practitioners, is not easily mastered, nor often replicable in any sort of mass level (hence no good mutual funds or etfs that copy it). It would be analogous to say Warren Buffett or Peter Lynch is a great man. Steve's language is curious, though, and methinks he's having a little arch fun with it: does anyone say Buffett is a great man, using such terms?

    Perhaps the greatness Steve refers to is the flash of idiosyncrasy that Soros displays in what would, for anyone else, be a Quixotic futile enterprise. Successful trend trader John W. Henry decided to buy the Red Sox with his wealth. Soros has decided to destroy civilized places. Maybe that's greatness in the same way Ghengis Khan was great?

    I have an extremely libertarian friend who is a strong proponent of Karl Popper's open society, and he holds Soros (a former Popper student) to be a huge disappointment, because his actions are the opposite of Popper's professed ideals. I don't necessarily find Soros to be pure evil, but rather an accelerated version of what the Ford and Rockefeller families did, albeit in a single generation: accrue amazing wealth, then turn on and close the door for anyone else to build something similar, by completely embracing theories that destroy what made wealth accumulation possible for common people in the first place. That, and having so much wealth to embrace ridiculous decadent ideas that don't harm one who is well-protected from the ramifications of said ideas.

    回复:@Almost Missouri

    It would be analogous to say Warren Buffett or Peter Lynch is a great man.

    That comparison raises interesting questions. I would maintain that Buffet’s work (portfolio building) is different from from Soros’s work (arbitrage). Buffet’s work is a step less removed from actual production, and arguably enables better production in a way that Soros’s doesn’t. (Buzz Mohawk may disagree though.) Then there is the fact that Buffet hasn’t been convicted of insider trading or accused of the technically legal but morally dubious ripoff of a national treasury as Soros has.

    Peter Lynch’s work is more akin to Soros’s, as they are both financial market traders disconnected from actual productivity. However, besides that Lynch is not a criminal, Lynch took a much smaller portion of his investors’ winnings as his own personal enrichment. He is not a billionaire.

    And, FWIW, anyone with a few bucks could share in Buffet’s or Lynch’s success, while only hedge funders (i.e., the already rich) could participate with Soros.

  77. @Steve Sailer
    @杰克P

    Downtown Philadelphia has all these wonderful amenities, several of them personally founded by Ben Franklin.

    回复:@Corvinus

    “After all, what did stop and frisk ever do under Mayor Bloomberg to make New York City have by far the lowest murder rate of any huge city in the country?“

    Yeah who can remember way back when. Between 2003 and 2013, over 100,000 stops were made per year, with 685,724 people being stopped at the height of the program in 2011. Ninety percent of those stopped in 2017 were African-American or Latino, mostly aged 14–24. Seventy percent of those stopped were later found to be innocent.

    So, the police randomly stop people walking down a street, and demand them to be searched. Reasonable suspicion? Something tells me if that happened to you repeatedly you would find that distinctly problematic. But then again, why would a police state bother you? I mean, we live in one already, right?

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