Monday, August 31, 2020
Violent crime is predicted best by the Gini Coefficient, which is the measure of wealth inequality or relative poverty. This metric works regardless of the size of population you are measuring. Inequality (relative poverty) predicts the relative differences in violent crime across cities, counties, states, and countries. So what causes inequality? The Fed. Specifically, inflation. Since 1971 when inflation began the largest increase it has seen in global history, we have seen the biggest growth of inequality. Since the Fed causes inflation, they are responsible for the inequality they have caused. Without the inflationary monetary policy the Fed has engaged in for decades, the government would not have the spending power to redistribute so much wealth into the hands of the few. If we want to decrease violence, we need to decrease inequality, which can only be accomplished by reversing inflationary monetary policies.
The produce section of the grocery store is a botanical disaster. Most people know that a tomato is technically a fruit, but so is an eggplant, a cucumber, and a spaghetti squash. A banana, which grows from a flower with a single ovary, is actually a berry, while a strawberry, which grows from a flower with several ovaries, isn’t a berry at all but an aggregate fruit. The most confusing classification, though, will start showing up on American shelves this month. Shoppers will find mission figs with the grapes, kiwis, and other fruit, but a clever botanist would sell them at the florist, with the fresh-cut roses. Although many people dismiss figs as a geriatric delicacy or the sticky stuff inside bad cookies, they are, in fact, something awesome: enclosed flowers that bloom modestly inward, unlike the flamboyant showoffs on other plants. Bite a fig in half and you’ll discover a core of tiny blossoms.
As we reported, at the end of the Democratic convention, Trump got a big bump among independents, jumping five points to a ten point lead, in a poll. Another poll showed a ten point edge with swing voters who had a positive view of Trump vs. a positive view of Joe Biden. Minority numbers also jumped, showing a nine point bump up in black approval as well as a two point increase in Hispanic approval during the RNC.
Another interesting thing we reported earlier, that there seems to be suppression of more polls now coming out after the Republican convention.
After a caravan of Donald Trump’s supporters descended on Portland, Oregon, this weekend, aching to grapple, he praised them as “great patriots.” In cheering them on, Trump is pointing them, and others like them, toward a specific target. What he seeks to eliminate is politics itself.
A "far right" activist is murdered in Portland by Antifa thugs. It's Trump's fault.
I didn’t have to read the entire Democratic Party platform, let alone the spend-tasmagoric Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force recommendations. Sitting here in California, I’m already living it. If polls are to be believed, left-coast policies are coming to you soon—and you’re not going to like it. California is an early glimpse for the rest of the country of a blackout-rolling, water-deprived, tax-hiking, spending-spiking one-party state longing for its old incandescent glow.
The U.S. may flip to one party rule; California is already there. Democrats have controlled the state Assembly since 1997 and the governorship since 2011—or 1999 if you ignore Arnold the Governator, as most do. Single-party rule means single-party rules. We’re No. 1 in the top marginal income tax rate at 13.3%, including for capital gains. That beats New York City. We’re also No. 1 in state sales tax, but only ninth when you include local levies. Still impressive! Everything else follows.
The residents of a Whitefish neighborhood surrounding a pleasant lake with a racist name filed documents in Flathead County District Court earlier this month to officially rename it Lost Loon Lake.
The petition, submitted by the City of Whitefish on behalf of 12 of the 21 lakeshore property owners, is the latest development in a years-long effort to change the name of Lost Coon Lake, citing coon’s use as an offensive slur for African-Americans. And that name, according to court filings, was a “compromise” solution after an initiative began in the 1980s to rename what was then (N-Word) Lake.
Criminal court Judge Phyllis Chu, 56, had just gotten off the Staten Island Ferry and was headed to her job at the downtown courthouse at 100 Centre St. around 9:40 a.m. when she was suddenly slugged in the jaw by a male cyclist at the corner of Wall and Water streets.
“With no words exchanged, a bicyclist riding in the opposite direction as the one she was walking in just punched her in the face and kept going,’’ Lucian Chalfen, spokesman for the city’s Office of Court Administration, told The Post.
The judge called the cops, and then canvassed the area with responding officers hunting for her attacker, to no avail, the courts rep said.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court in Washington declined Monday to order the dismissal of the Michael Flynn prosecution, permitting a judge to scrutinize the Justice Department’s request to dismiss its case against President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser.
The decision keeps the matter at least temporarily alive and rebuffs efforts by both Flynn’s lawyers and the Justice Department to force the prosecution to be dropped without any further inquiry from the judge, who has for months declined to dismiss it. The ruling represents the latest development in a criminal case that has taken unusual twists and turns over the last year and prompted a separation of powers clash between a veteran federal judge and the Trump administration.
Judges got to stick together I reckon.
During the final months of the Obama presidency, Ford Foundation gave prominent leaders of the communist Workers World Party (WWP) funding to form the Southern Vision Alliance (SVA), a collective of activists that includes members of the group raining down terror in Charlotte last week at the RNC convention.
Shortly after getting $200,000 from the Ford Foundation in 2016, these activists performed one of the first violent and illegal teardowns of a historic monument in the country, in Durham, North Carolina. After the activists were arrested and charged for rioting and property damage, they are being defended in court, for free, by lawyers from another Ford grantee: the Southern Coalition for Social Justice.
Flush with Ford Foundation cash, these activists continue to promote property destruction and violence during demonstrations.
Well, that's some of the money.
One person was shot dead in Portland on Saturday night as tensions between pro-Trump supporters and Black Lives Matter counter-protesters boiled over.
Yes, we have to go to a Brit tabloid to get anything like coverage of our present disorder.