Sunday, October 8, 2017

So... You Think Things Are Going To Hell In A Handbasket, eh?
[The data says the opposite !]

"From 1993 to 2015, the rate of violent crime declined from 79.8 to 18.6 victimizations per 1,000 persons age 12 or older," says the Bureau of Justice Statistics in its most recent comprehensive report (published last October, using data through 2015). Over the same period, rates for crimes using guns dropped from 7.3 per 1,000 people to 1.1 per 1,000 people. The homicide rate is down from 7.4 to 4.9. These are not simply good things, they are great things. They are the essential backdrop of all discussions about gun crime and mass shootings, even as we grieve the people killed nonsensically in Vegas."  [This Is the Time To Defend the Second Amendment and Less-Strict Gun Control,]

"In any event, lack of guns in a Europe, where gun control measures are substantial, has not stopped mass murder by those intent on committing it: Last year alone using trucks, vans, and cars terrorists murdered 86 people in Nice, 12 in Berlin, 12 in London, 3 in Stockholm, at least 14 in Barcelona. And these figures don’t include bombing attacks on civilians, the most recent of which include 22 in London, 22 in Manchester, more than a dozen in St. Petersburg, and 32 in Brussels,"  [Take Back Your Brains, American Thinker]


Saturday, October 7, 2017

Stanford’s Many Dubious Sexual Assault Claims

"Stanford has joined Yale as one of the only two American universities required by the federal government to outline its campus sexual assault adjudications, and both offer grim statistics that don’t hold up to much rational analysis.

The current Stanford report appeared over the pen of Stanford Law Professor Kathleen Sullivan. It contends that Stanford is an extremely dangerous campus (about at the level of danger as Yale)—with 30 rapes listed in the 2016-2017 academic year. For comparison’s sake, this means that the Stanford campus had more rapes in one academic year as did the city of Palo Alto in the last four years combined. Stanford isn’t an island: if these figures were anywhere near accurate, it would mean the Stanford campus should be the Palo Alto Police Department’s number one priority."

[Minding the Campus]

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

How Obama is funding the anti-Trump resistance

" Wall Street might be shocked to learn it is helping bankroll the anti-Trump “resistance” movement that’s aggressively fighting policies it favors — including corporate tax cuts and the repeal of Obama-era banking and health-care regulations."

[NY Post]

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Hillary, America's Miss Havisham

 "This week, the sorest loser since Dickens’ Miss Havisham in Great Expectations, Hillary Clinton, began peddling her latest book What Happened. (No question mark at the end because it’s didactic, not really an inquiry. She knows the answer and she’s going to instruct us out of her infinite wisdom and years-long expertise, including two such losses.)"

[American Thinker]

[Washington Free Beacon/You Tube]

'Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed,
there are many rewards;
if you disgrace yourself,
you can always write a book.'
- Ronald Reagan

Friday, September 8, 2017

Trump was right again about voter fraud, this time from New Hampshire

" President Trump has revived unproven voter fraud allegations, telling a group of senators in a private meeting Thursday that he lost New Hampshire last November because thousands of Massachusetts residents were bused to the neighboring state to cast ballots against him.

More than 6,500 people registered to vote in New Hampshire on Nov. 8 using out-of-state driver’s licenses, and since then the vast majority have neither obtained an in-state license nor registered a motor vehicle.

Conservatives say the state’s same-day registration is an invitation for fraud because of loose proof-of-residence rules."

[American Thinker]

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Clinton Foundation Faces International Criminal Investigations

 "Charles Ortel, the noted Wall Street financial analyst who has charged the Clintons with running the Clinton Foundation as a vast international criminal conspiracy, has produced new research, suggesting the Clintons could face the possibility of international investigations over their administration of UNITAID funds."


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Proceeds from 'Hurricane Relief Fund' will go to labor organizing

"Big Labor is looking to exploit the devastation of Hurricane Harvey to raise money for its organizing efforts in Texas.

The Texas Organizing Project Education Fund, a labor-affiliated group looking to make inroads in right-to-work Texas, launched the Hurricane Harvey Community Relief Fund in the wake of the flooding that has devastated the Houston area. The donation page says the fund will "move the material aid the most vulnerable hit by Harvey," but that "material" goes beyond standard humanitarian aid. Donations, the page says, will help the SEIU-funded group organize workers."

[Washington Free Beacon]

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Tell It to the Marines: SJWs are Inimical to Real Warfighting

 "Everything in the military should be directed to its purpose: winning wars while being sparing of American lives. As Patton said, making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country. The focus should be on lethality, and strategic, operational, and tactical prowess. All other considerations are beyond secondary, because it is a matter of life and death, not to mention national security.

Notably, Mattis has ordered a review of the “requirements for mandatory force training that does not directly support core tasks” – the many hours soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines spend prior to deployment meeting the Pentagon-required tasks that sometimes have little to do with the role they will actually fulfill when deployed.
“I want to verify that our military policies also support and enhance warfighting readiness and force lethality,” Mattis said."
 [Streetwise Professor]