Thursday, February 28, 2013
If the liberals had it their way there would be virtually no white policemen, firefighters or garbage men in New York City. The motto of the Left seems to be "No White Boys Need Apply."
Autism, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder and schizophrenia all share several genetic risk factors, according to a major study
Versions of four genes increased the odds of all five disorders. Researchers hope to move the psychiatry away from describing symptoms towards fundamentally understanding what is going wrong in the brain. The international study compared the genetic codes of 33,000 people with a psychiatric disorder with 28,000 people without a psychiatric disorder. Four genetic variants appeared to increase the risk of all five disorders studied. Two genes were involved in the balance of calcium in the brain. Hundreds of genes and the environment are likely to affect the odds of developing such conditions. However, the rapidly advancing field of psychiatric genetics is trying to describe these disorders on the basis of what is causing them, rather simply by symptoms. One of the researchers Nick Craddock, a professor of psychiatry at Cardiff University, said: "It signals the opening of a potential new era for psychiatry and mental illness. This is a scientific method that helps understand what is going wrong in the brain, the chemicals, the brains systems, that are important in illness." He said that ultimately it could help devise treatments and better ways of diagnosing patients. Dr Gerome Breen, from the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College London, said: "It points out fairly clearly that there is a common genetic effect between these disorders. These studies give a window into the biology of these disorders, that's really valuable." Marjorie Wallace, chief executive of mental health charity Sane, said the findings "highlight the need to understand the genetic and biological factors of these life-changing conditions, in order that more effective treatments and therapies may be found". She added: "While it may take a decade for research studies like this to translate into new drugs and other treatments, we may yet be working towards a breakthrough which has so long eluded scientists working in this field."
South African Women's Minister Lulu Xingwana has apologized for saying that white Afrikaner men were raised to believe that women and children were their property
She was speaking to an Australian broadcaster about the Oscar Pistorius murder case. The comments have been condemned by Afrikaner groups, who want her fired. The presidency said that no individual group should be blamed for violence against women, which affects all communities. Pistorius denies deliberately shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp saying that he thought she was an intruder. Xingwana said: "Young Afrikaner men are brought up in the Calvinist religion believing that they own a woman, they own a child, they own everything and therefore they can take that life because they own it." After her comments were widely condemned, she said that she withdrew them. "It has become clear to me that my comments may have offended some members of our community. I would, accordingly, like to retract these remarks and apologize unconditionally [for] them," she said. Both the Afrikanerbond and the Christian Democratic Party called for Xingwana to be fired. Freedom Front Plus leader Pieter Mulder said: "If the same generalizations had been made about young black men, who per capita commit the most murders in South Africa, the minister would have been the first to have screamed racism and unfair generalizations." South Africa has one of the world's most violent societies, with an average of 50 murders and 175 incidents of sexual violence committed each day with the vast majority being committed by black males.
Liberals are outraged that some people think it is a bad idea to give mortgages to blacks and Hispanics who can't afford them
The Left has apparently learned nothing from the mortgage crisis that nearly destroyed the US economy.
In his State of the Union Address, Barack Obama said that the Department of Education’s newly released College Scorecard would help parents and students “compare schools based on a simple criteria: where you can get the most bang for your educational buck”, but according to the latest statistics, America’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) consistently fail to meet that criteria
An analysis of the Scorecard puts HBCUs next to for-profit art schools when it comes to leaving students with high amounts of debt and degrees written in “red ink.” The free-market American Enterprise Institute’s Frederick Hess said that HBCUs are a “dangerous” topic of conversation in education circles. “The subject’s racially charged,” he said. “If we were to apply the gainful-employment method the federal government applies to for-profit schools to HBCUs, their students would no longer receive federal financial aid.” In 2012, the Department of Education described 218 post-secondary schools that could lose federal student aid if their students continue to exhibit three-year default rates over 30%. Fourteen were HBCUs. That means, of approximately 6,900 accredited schools nationwide, 3.2% could loose federal support, while 13.3% of HBCUs face that risk. Morehouse College in Atlanta — Martin Luther King, Jr.’s alma mater and one of the most famous HBCUs — is not in as much trouble as those 218 yet, but its numbers reflect the troubling trend. In 2011-2012, only 36% of Morehouse students had graduated in four years, and only 55% had graduated in six years, according to the National Center for Educational Statistics. And whether they graduated or not, 76% owed loans averaging over $40,000 to cover annual tuition of $23,234, a number the College Scorecard terms “high.” In addition, 27% of Morehouse students defaulted on loan payments. Jeanna Robinson of the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy called the Morehouse default rate “appalling.” The student loan default rate is 13.8% nationally, while at for-profit institutions — a diverse group ranging from University of Phoenix to cosmetology schools — the average rate is 22.7%. Nationally, the average student debt is $27,253. At all-male Morehouse, it’s nearly $10,000 higher. Only The Creative Center, the Manhattan School of Music and the Southern California Institute of Architecture — three for-profit art schools — show higher student debt. Most students at HBCUs fare significantly worse than Morehouse students. Just 41% of students at Clark Atlanta University graduate in six years, leaving campus with an average $24,653 of debt. Payscale.com estimates that Clark Atlanta students receive a 30-year return on their investment of negative $109,000. The online job compensation calculator estimates that students at Shaw University in North Carolina receive a return of negative $112,000. A negative “ROI” mean students at these two schools do worse financially over a 30-year period than if they had never attended. Hess says that the reason for such poor scores could be that many HBCU students often come from low-income backgrounds and are first-generation college attendees. But because “nobody looks,” he said, there is too little research on the topic to know for sure. “It’s politically incorrect to talk about,” the Center for College Affordability’s Anthony Vedder said. Vedder said that when he tried to raise the issue with black educators, “I almost got chased out of the room.”
Older people blighted by pessimism and fear for the future are more likely to live longer, according to scientists
A study, into 40,000 adults across ten years, has found that those with low expectations for a “satisfying future” actually led healthier lives. In contrast, people who were “overly optimistic” about the days ahead had a greater risk of disability or death within ten years. Pessimism about the future may encourage people to live more carefully, taking health and safety precautions. The researchers also found that higher income was related to a greater risk of disability.
Cannibal cop Gilberto Valle plotted to slaughter his future bride with the help of a depraved Pakistani butcher who bragged about his skills — and even sent the officer a video of a goat’s throat being slit
In an online chat with Valle in 2012, a Pakistani who called himself Aly Khan said that he would love to slaughter a girl and make her into meat, according to a transcript read aloud in Manhattan federal court in testimony by FBI Agent Corey Walsh. Khan sent Valle a graphic YouTube video of someone slitting a goat’s throat halal-style, in an effort to educate the cop about butchery and show him that anyone can do it with a little practice. The video is so sickening, prosecutors have been barred from showing it to the jury. Only a still picture of a knife against a goat’s throat in the moment before slaughter was entered into evidence. Valle — who met Aly Khan on a Web site for human-meat-obsessed perverts — wrote in one chat that he was “trying to pick out a girl who i can send over” before saying “i can talk my girlfriend into going to india,” where Aly Khan claimed to live. “If you bring her here, i promise i will make a good meal for you,” Aly Khan wrote in January 2012 about Kathleen Mangan, the woman who would become Valle’s wife about six months later. The Pakistani butcher said that he would kill Mangan as humanely as possible, adding, “i can’t resist her meat.” “Will you participate in the slaughtering process with me,” Aly Khan asked. “Absolutely,” Valle, 28, wrote back. “I have longed to butcher and cook female meat.” The two also shared twisted plans to humiliate Mangan. They would “tie her down spread eagle” and take turns raping the woman, mother to Valle’s baby daughter. “It would humiliate her. do you have something to keep her mouth open? otherwise she will bite,” Aly Khan wrote. “Hell yes,” Valle replied. While Aly Khan claimed to be a butcher in India, the feds actually traced his IP address to an unspecified location in Pakistan. During another chat two days later, Aly Khan accused Valle of not really being interested in slaughtering women, saying, “you are wasting time buddy. I am for real not fantasy.” “I am just afraid of getting caught. if i were guaranteed to get away with it, i would do it,” Valle responded. Later on, after Valle said he had picked out another victim — then-Archbishop Molloy HS senior Kristen Ponticelli — to tie “to a metal frame and slowly roast her alive until she dies,” Aly Khan asked, “ARE YOU SURE?” “Definitely,” Valle replied. Khan then said, “Get your mind ready. I will guide the rest.”
Divorced white people vote Republican less than 45% of the time, while over 63% of married white people go GOP
In other words, Republicans do well among people who get married and stay married. Having a lot of blacks in a state tends to drive whites to the Republicans, while having a lot of Asians seems to make whites more liberal, with Hispanics in-between.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
African American pupils are far less likely to take college prep classes and more likely to miss school because of suspensions
African American public school students in Los Angeles County demonstrate significant learning gaps by second grade; those gaps widen with age and lead to the highest school dropout rate among all races, according to a new report. Black students are far less likely to take the rigorous college preparatory classes required for admission to California universities and miss more school days because of suspensions than their white counterparts, according to the study by The Education Trust-West, an Oakland-based nonprofit advocacy group. Only one of every 20 African American kindergartners will graduate from a four-year California university if current trends continue, according to the report, which compiled data on academic achievement, suspensions and the psychological conditions of 135,000 black students in 81 public school districts in L.A. County. African American toddlers are less likely than their white peers to have books at home or be read to everyday. In addition, only 13% of black children attend preschools with teachers who have degrees in early childhood education, compared to about 41% for whites and Asians.
The Latino vote: Latinos living in congressional districts with pro-immigration Republican incumbents are no more likely to support the incumbent than Latinos living in districts with Republican incumbents with more restrictive immigration records
There is some evidence that pro-immigration Republican incumbents do worse among non-Hispanic whites, indicating that supporting amnesties for illegal immigrants is likely to cost Republicans votes among non-Hispanic white voters.
Black arrogance: AC Milan star and enigmatic striker Mario Balotelli has reportedly commissioned a sculpture of his infamous goal pose from the 2012 European Championships
It came when Balotelli netted a thunderous volley to give Italy a 2-0 lead over Germany — prompting the black "Italian" to stop and "celebrate." Now it seems as though that moment will be captured and preserved in history forever, with Balotelli teaming up with a local Italian artist to sculpt the celebration — muscles and everything — to express intimidation toward fellow opponents.
The wealth gap between blacks and whites has nearly tripled over the past 25 years, according to a new study by Brandeis University
The difference in wealth between typical households in each racial group ballooned to $236,500 in 2009, up from $85,000 in 1984, according to the study, released Wednesday. By 2009, the median net worth of white families was $265,000, while blacks had only $28,500.
Muslims in Africa: When Pastor Kamis went to visit his small church in the Sudanese capital just before Christmas 2012, he found a pile of rubble and the remains of a single blue wall
Hours earlier, authorities had sent in a bulldozer and workers backed by police to demolish the Africa Inland church, which used to lie in a slum suburb of Khartoum. The structure was one of several small churches that the government has knocked down over the past few months, shocking Christians who worry that they will not be able to practice their faith in majority-Muslim Sudan now that the country's south - where most follow Christianity or traditional animist beliefs - has seceded. Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir has said he wants to adopt a 100% Islamic constitution now that the South has split off. Authorities started a crackdown in December 2012 and it has been getting worse. Recently, security agents raided the library of the Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church, founded by missionaries in central Khartoum more than a hundred years ago, seizing all books to check on their content. "They took hundreds of books and the entire archive, not just religious literature," said a church source, who like most others interviewed asked for anonymity or to be identified by only their first and last name for fear of arrest. Several church-affiliated institutions such as orphanages or schools have also been closed and a number of foreigners working for them have been deported, according to the Geneva-based World Council of Churches, a global ecumenical church body. "Christians in the north are compromised because they are no longer respected. They cannot even celebrate Christmas anymore," said Daniel Deng Bul, the Juba-based archbishop and primate of the Episcopal Church of Sudan, which covers both Sudans and is part of the Anglican community. Most southerners have moved south since the birth of their country but some 350,000 are estimated to remain in Khartoum. Some Christians also live in the Nuba Mountains, a region bordering South Sudan. Although Muslims have dominated Sudan for centuries, Christian roots go back to the 5th century. Missionaries were active in the 1800s, mainly from the Anglican, Presbyterian, Catholic, Africa Inland and Coptic churches. Without accurate census information, it is not yet clear what the current breakdown is. Some tribes also practice animist beliefs. Bashir has been facing pressure from religious hardliners who feel that his government has given up the values of his 1989 Islamist coup. He has been also facing small street protests in Khartoum and other cities against galloping inflation. Mobs stormed several churches in Khartoum in 2012, in one case burning Bibles in public. The government did little to prevent the attacks. "Authorities did not investigate properly or prosecute those responsible," said Jehanne Henry, a Sudan researcher at New York-based Human Rights Watch. "We have seen clear signs of rising intolerance for religious and ethnic diversity since the separation of South Sudan." In December 2012, Sudan's tightly-controlled press began printing accusations that foreign missionaries were planning to convert Muslims, a crime punishable by death in Sudan. A group of foreigners - some church sources say more than 100 people - were deported when newspapers reported a Muslim girl had been baptized. Some of the deported were only loosely affiliated with churches, such as expatriates giving English lessons to children in their free time. "We are supposed to be citizens with equal rights but in the eyes of the government we are a foreign entity which seeks to destroy Sudan," said one Christian of an evangelical church from the Nuba mountains.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Jewish "conservative" thinks that the GOP should vote against Hagel because of his "obnoxious" views on Israel
I don't know that much about Chuck Hagel but the fact that so many Jews are against him makes me want to support him.
Life for most blacks in ANC-ruled South Africa is harsh, unequal, brutish and short.
If a white gentile politician had done this that would have been the end of his career.
Four Somali immigrants, including a popular imam at a San Diego-area mosque, have been convicted by a U.S. federal jury of conspiring to provide material support to an al Qaeda-linked Islamist militia in the Horn of Africa nation
One more reason not to allow African Muslims into the country.
Jennifer Rubin says that America's greatest national security threat is Iran and that Bibi Netanyahu is now the West's protector. Sadly, there are no shortage of white gentiles in the GOP who will fall for her garbage.
Monday, February 25, 2013
For the first time in decades, the United States is making steady gains in the number of high school students earning diplomas, putting it on pace to reach a 90% graduation rate by 2020, according to a new analysis
But minority students continue to fall well behind their white peers, with about one-third of African-American students and 29% of Hispanic students dropping out before graduation. In Nevada, for instance, just 43% of African-American students earned their diplomas in 2011. Even generally high-performing states such Wisconsin, Massachusetts and Connecticut have strikingly poor records with some minority students. Minnesota has the biggest gaps: The graduation rate for African-American and Hispanic students hovered around 50% in 2011, compared to 84% for white students.
After 49 months of the Obama administration, a new poll reveals that the same percentage of Americans would like to move to another country as, say, Mexicans would like to move to the United States
The new Gallup survey finds that slightly more than one-in-ten Americans are willing to emigrate somewhere else. That 11% is the same figure as Gallup found desirous of moving abroad among Mexicans, who are by far the largest immigrant group in the United States. But here's a key difference: The 11% figure among Americans has held steady in recent years. But among Mexicans, the same percentage willing to leave home is only about half of what it was in 2007, meaning Mexicans have become more satisfied with staying there. One reason for this is that the Mexican economy has been doing better than the U.S. economy over the past few years which has given them a better job situation. The job situation in the United States has severely worsened under the newly re-elected Barack Obama. The latest monthly U.S. unemployment figures were revised upward to 7.9% again. This compares to Mexico's falling jobless rate of only 6%.
A Chinese man attacked his wife with a meat cleaver in Manhattan’s Chinatown, leaving the woman in critical condition
Ming Guang Haung, 28, was arrested after he used a meat cleaver to hack and slash at his wife. The FDNY said that the woman was attacked with a meat cleaver outside 76 Canal Street. The firefighters witnessed the attack from the FDNY Engine Company 9 firehouse near the scene. “He pulls a cleaver out of his waistband and starts hacking at this woman. I rush him, I try to grab the cleaver, but he’s swinging six, eight, maybe ten times,” firefighter Jose Ortiz said. Ortiz, ran outside and grabbed the man, sending his weapon flying. “We finally get him down on the ground. The lady that was hurt, she bolts. (Fellow firefighter) Shane (Clark) follows her, because I told him, ‘You’ve got to follow the lady, because she’s hurt,’” Ortiz said. Firefighter Shane Clarke chased the woman to a restaurant nearby on East Broadway. “I ran up to the commotion, and I could see that she was bleeding heavily all over her body, and so I ran back, I grabbed a trauma bag, and at that point, she was sprinting down the block,” Clarke said. “I think she was panicked, more than anything else.” The 23-year-old woman was taken to Bellevue Hospital. She was initially reported in critical, but stable condition, and later in serious condition, with lacerations to her face, back and hip. The other firefighters flagged down a passing police squad car, and officers arrested the 28-year-old husband.
Black agitator and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan has told thousands of followers that he was planning to reach out to gang leaders to help "protect" the Nation of Islam
In addition to sending letters to black military leaders, Farrakhan said that he planned to contact Chicago's gang leaders to recruit gang members to "protect" any land the Nation of Islam might buy in the future. "All you gangbangers, we know you love to shoot, but you're killing yourselves," Farrakhan said. "All your weapons are illegal and you're using them like savages." But Farrakhan said that gangbangers are "natural soldiers" and could be taught "the science of war" to become protectors of the Nation of Islam's assets in the future. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel weighed in on Farrakhan's gang plan. "I don't think gang members are part of public safety," Emanuel said during a news conference. "They're the problem. And it's quite clear they're the problem." In the summer of 2012, Farrakhan led 500 men known as the Fruit of Islam, who traditionally serve in his security detail, to the city's Auburn Gresham neighborhood in response to the spike in violence in the first half of 2012. He praised the re-election of Barack Obama as a significant historical milestone, but added that Obama's victory would not mean prosperity for black people. Farrakhan also decried the death of Gadhafi, who was killed in 2011. He blamed the former Libyan leader's death on American and European governments, saying that they wanted Gadhafi dead because he was an "impediment" to American and European interests having access to natural resources in Africa. Farrakhan said that he believes the American government also wanted to see black leaders like himself go away. "You killed my brother [Gadhafi], and now you got the same thing in your mind for me," Farrakhan thundered as the crowd rose to its feet applauding. "You want to put your hands on me. In fact, you're plotting it as I'm speaking." Regarding Hagel, Farrakhan said that the Senate was holding up his confirmation because Hagel did not express unconditional support for Israel. He said that Israeli lobbyists are applying pressure to senators to reject Hagel. Farrakhan said that the country needs a Defense secretary like Hagel, who will follow his own conscience.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
A pregnant woman is recovering from an attack after she was beaten during a brawl by 12 black people, including four juveniles - the youngest suspect is 12 years old
The Sheriff’s Office report revealed that the victim, Ashley Flournoy, was hit in the head. Flournoy is six-months pregnant. Flournoy’s sister, Terika Young, and mother, Susan Young, tried to help but were also beaten. The report also revealed that one attacker yelled, “I don’t care you’re pregnant.” Antoinette Letitia Ford, 23, is charged with aggravated battery, a felony. An arrest report lists co-defendants as: 24-year-old Javaress Reshod Barnes, 25-year-old Arshala Lee Ford, 29-year-old Quentin Herring, 18-year-old Iareian Jiquel Kennedy, 42-year-old Harry Maurice Roberts, 28-year-old Lasheena Shawndrell Thomas, and 20-year-old Jarvis Jamaal Young. A 12-year-old boy, a 14-year-old boy, a 16-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy were also arrested.
Britain: The devastated family of a nine-year-old boy who hanged himself say he took his life after racist taunts by Asian bullies
Aaron Dugmore — thought to be one of Britain’s youngest suicides after bullying — was found in his bedroom after months of jibes at school. His family say that Aaron was threatened with a plastic knife by one Asian pupil — who warned him: “Next time it will be a real one.” But despite complaints to the school, where 75% of pupils come from non-white ethnic backgrounds, nothing was done to stop the bullying. Heartbroken mum Kelly-Marie Dugmore is convinced the taunts led to her son killing himself. She sobbed: “We are not racist people. Aaron got on with all the children at his last school, and for him to have been bullied because of the color of his skin makes me feel sick to my stomach.” Aaron joined Erdington Hall primary in Birmingham in September 2012 after the family moved nearby. But Kelly-Marie, 30, and step-dad Paul Jones, 43, noticed a change in him from his first day. Paul said: “He became argumentative with his brothers and sisters, which wasn’t like him at all. Eventually he told us that he was being bullied by a group of Asian children at school and had to hide from them in the playground at lunchtime. He said one kid even said to him, ‘My dad says all the white people should be dead’.” Kelly-Marie said: “He was even threatened with a plastic knife by one boy. When Aaron stuck up for himself he said it’d be a real one next time. “I went to see head Martin Collin a few times, but he only said, ‘You didn’t have to come to this school, you chose to come here’.” A spokesman for Erdington Hall, labelled unsatisfactory by Ofsted, said that Aaron had “settled in quickly”. West Midlands Police are investigating the causes of Aaron’s death. This is what happens to whites when non-whites become the majority in an area.
Research conducted at Henry Ford Hospital shows that race and possibly genetics play a role in children's sensitivity to developing allergies
Researchers found that African-American children were sensitized to at least one food allergen three times more often than white children. Also, African-American children with one allergic parent were sensitized to an environmental allergen twice as often as African-American children without an allergic parent. The findings suggest that African Americans may have a gene making them more susceptible to food allergen sensitization or the sensitization is just more prevalent in African American children than white children at age 2. Sensitization means a person's immune system produces a specific antibody to an allergen. It does not mean the person will experience allergy symptoms.
The black man responsible for a shootout on the Las Vegas Strip that killed three in a Die Hard-esque scene is armed and on the loose, police say
Police have named 26-year-old African-American Ammar Harris, aka Ammar Asim Faruq Harris, as the suspect in the shooting that caused a deadly car accident. Harris' rap sheet includes arrests on charges of kidnapping, sexual assault, being an ex-felon in possession of a gun and robbery. “And that’s just in our jurisdiction,” says a Vegas police spokesman. “He has a habit of not appearing in court, too.” Police say that Harris got into a fight with rapper Ken Cherry, who died in the shooting.
A Belgian national has become the latest casualty in a popular Mexican tourist destination plagued by violence
Jan KM Sarens, 59, died from a gunshot wound to the chest at a shopping center in Acapulco, prosecutors say. A high-profile rape case recently cast a spotlight on the resort city in Guerrero state. Hooded gunmen burst into a beach bungalow and accosted six women from Spain after tying up their male companions. For years, Guerrero has ranked among the Mexican states with the highest homicide rates. In 2012, it had more reported gun murders than any other state in Mexico: more than 1,600, according to a federal government tally released recently. Major drug cartels are part of a deep-seated security problem in the region, said Alejandro Hope, a security analyst at the Mexican Institute for Competitiveness think tank. Large cartels have fragmented, and the resulting smaller gangs are battling each other over turf in the Pacific port city and the surrounding state.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
India has been hit by another case of sexual violence after three sisters aged 5, 9 and 11 were raped and murdered in a remote village
The three girls, who lived with their mother in Lakhni village in Maharashtra state, disappeared on February 14, 2013 on their way home from school. Their widowed mother is a poor laborer, and when the grandfather went to the police to report their disappearance there was no attempt to search for them. The police found the bodies of the three girls in an old well two days later, and recorded the deaths as "accidental". But it was only after people from the village blocked a national highway in protest against the police inaction that the state home minister finally took notice. A preliminary medical examination showed that all the girls had been raped before being killed. The girls' mother said: "The first day when we filed the complaint [about the girls' disappearance], the police didn't act on it. Had they looked for the girls, my girls would have been found. This is nothing but negligence." Asked about the compensation of one million rupees that the state government has offered the family, she responded, "No amount of money is going to bring my girls back. I appeal to the government to catch the culprits early and hang them." Arti Singh, the district superintendent of police, said that an inquiry had been launched against the inspector in charge of the local police station over the delay in responding to the complaint about the missing girls. The inspector has been suspended. The young mother's tragedy in a remote village once again demonstrated how the police in India often fail to adequately respond to major crimes, especially when it involves women and children. When a young physiotherapist was brutally gang-raped in a moving Delhi bus in December 2012, the extraordinary public outrage across the country forced Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's government to promise better policing and faster legal action to protect Indian women at home and outside. But even as lawmakers prepared to discuss a new law against sexual offenses, news of the latest atrocity, involving three young girls in a village more than a thousand kilometers from the Indian capital, was kept under a veil of silence until villagers rioted and blocked the national highway demanding a proper investigation.
Black-on-Hispanic crime: Plano Police and volunteers hit the streets to alert residents to a string of violent attacks that are targeting Hispanic men
Detective Daniel Caballero and Sergeant Lindy Privett went to Plano markets and bazaars carrying a warning in Spanish, that Hispanic men walking alone have been targeted and violently robbed. Police say that there have been five attacks in recent months. A group of two or three young black men beat up the victims and took their money. In the last robbery, the violence escalated. A mentally challenged man — Isais Vasquez was beaten with a shovel or ax handle. It took 14-stitches to close his wound.
Friday, February 22, 2013
One million British men may be directly descended from the Roman legions which came, saw and conquered England and Wales almost two thousand years ago, a DNA study suggests
The Romans departed abruptly in the early fifth century, leaving behind relics of their rule including Hadrian's Wall along with a host of towns, roads and encampments. But perhaps the most enduring sign of their legacy is in our genes, experts claim, with an estimated million British men descending from the invading forces. A genetic study of five thousand people found that up to four million men in England and Wales carry distinctive genetic signatures which are most commonly found, and likely have their origin, in Italy. Although it is impossible to prove whether any individual person's genes were introduced during the Roman occupation of Britain, and not before or after, researchers estimate that the influx of tens of thousands soldiers was responsible for at least a quarter of the total. Following their arrival in 43 AD Romans are thought to have accounted for between 4% and 8% of all men in Britain – a much greater proportion than at any other point in history. The DNA markers are much rarer in Ireland, where there was no Roman invasion, and Scotland where the armies' presence was limited to a brief occupation of some southern regions. Researchers examined DNA from the Y chromosome, which is only passed on by men, and identified five rare patterns which are unusually common among English, Welsh and particularly Italian men. The most prominent pattern, known as Alpine, R1b-S28, is found in 13% of men in Italy and 6.5% in England and Wales but just 4.3% in Scotland and 1.8% in Ireland. Applying the findings to the whole population, this suggests that 1.6 million English and Welsh-born men carry the Alpine marker alone. A further 2.3 million English and Welsh men have one of the four other genetic signatures identified by the study. Although many of the lineages may have begun before or after the invasion, the researchers estimated that at least a million of the men are likely to be direct descendants of Romans. The figures only represent men whose Roman descent has been passed down from father to son, so the true total must be even higher, the researchers added.
A Pakistani doctor, living in Ohio, obsessed with photographing young women has been charged with raping and killing a pregnant 23-year-old after she responded to an ad on Craigslist
Pakistani-born Dr Ali Salim murdered Deanna Ballman, of Pataskala, and her unborn baby during the summer of 2012 by injecting her with a lethal dose of heroin and then doing inhumane things to her corpse. Ballman, who was nine-months pregnant and had two kids at home, was found dead in the backseat of her car in woods outside of New Albany on August 1, 2012. Salim, 44, pleaded not guilty today to two counts of murder as well as rape, felonious assault, corrupting another with drugs, kidnapping, tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse. He is expected to be released on $1 million bail. According to Ballman's family, the woman was responding to a housecleaning ad and called to say that she wasn't feeling well, which was the last they heard of her. However, reports suggest that she may have met with Salim after he put a call out for models. Salim has been at the center of the investigation into Ballman's death for months. Investigators had searched the doctor's Ohio home and removed a laptop, camera and other items.
Predominantly-black Detroit has earned a dubious honor, topping Forbes’ list of the most miserable cities in the United States
With its violent crimes, high unemployment, dwindling population and financial crisis, Detroit dethroned Miami, which held the unflattering title in 2012. Michigan was on a roll in 2013, going one-two on the list with Flint proclaimed the second most miserable city, followed by Rockford and Chicago in Illinois and Modesto, California, which rounded out the five most unhappy urban areas. Recently, a panel of experts said that Detroit was facing a fiscal emergency and potential bankruptcy, as well as a possible financial takeover by the state. Once hailed as one of the nation’s most industrious cities, Detroit has been ravaged by a perfect storm of plummeting home prices, astronomically high crime rates and a mass exodus of residents. Violent crime in the Detroit metro division was down 5% in 2011, but it remains the highest in the country with 1,052 violent crimes per 100,000 people, according to the FBI.
Nearly 100 women, fearing that a black gynecologist secretly videotaped and photographed them, have contacted police, and some potential victims reached out to private attorneys contemplating legal action
Police have revealed that at least some of the images were captured with a camera hidden in the top of a pen, and authorities were exploring whether the recordings had been distributed. The black doctor, Nikita A. Levy, was found dead of an apparent suicide. Police are treating the case as an open criminal investigation, and the Johns Hopkins board of trustees has opened a separate inquiry. The extent of the legal fallout remains to be seen. Whether Hopkins, insurers or others could be held liable for the black doctor's actions depends on whether there is any evidence of negligence, according to legal experts. And claims of privacy breaches may hinge on whether the women can be identified in the images and what they show, the experts said. Baltimore police are seeking to interview patients who saw Levy over more than two decades. He practiced gynecology and obstetrics through a Hopkins network of physicians, mainly at the East Baltimore Medical Center, a community clinic near Johns Hopkins Hospital. He had worked for Hopkins since 1988, the same year he received his Maryland medical license. A colleague reported the allegations to Hopkins officials on February 4, 2013 and Levy was let go February 8, 2013 according to the hospital. Officers had been scheduled to meet with Levy in the week after his dismissal, but he did not show up, city police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said. Before they could reschedule, he was found dead in his Towson home, Guglielmi said. An autopsy has been performed on Levy's body, but the cause and manner of death had not yet been determined, Baltimore County police spokeswoman Cathleen Batton said. Baltimore police uncovered what they called an "extraordinary" amount of evidence at Levy's Towson home but would not say when the search occurred. Police are working with federal officials to analyze the evidence, Guglielmi said.
Two Mexican policemen have been charged with rape and abuse of authority after attacking an Italian woman in the resort of Playa del Carmen
A third man, reportedly their commander, is still being sought. The woman was raped after being unable to pay a bribe for the officers to ignore an offense of urinating in public. The incident comes just weeks after six Spanish women were sexually assaulted by a gang in Acapulco. Prosecutors in the state of Quintana Roo say that the latest attack happened in an alleyway between two clubs in the Caribbean resort in the early hours of February 12, 2013. The woman said that the officers raped her after she and her companion refused to hand over a bribe of 3,000 pesos ($235). She said that they had gone into the alley after leaving a club and failing to find a public lavatory. The tourism industry is increasingly concerned about the damaging effect such attacks have on business. President Enrique Pena Nieto has vowed to tackle violent crime in Mexico since coming to power at the end of 2012. However, critics say that a major overhaul of the local and federal police forces is needed to address endemic problems of corruption, violence and impunity. Following the attack in Acapulco, six men were arrested. The arrests came after intense international pressure on local authorities.
Rasoul Speight, a Bloods gang member, is facing a narcotics charge after New Jersey police discovered a whopping 100 bags of heroin hidden in his anus. Speight, 32, was driving on the Palisades Interstate Parkway when his 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer was pulled over during a routine traffic stop. When cops detected the smell of marijuana they asked for - and received - permission to search the car. While investigators found “nothing of evidentiary value” inside the vehicle, Speight and passenger Gary Sylak, 25, were both arrested due to outstanding traffic warrants. While Speight was being processed at police headquarters, he “was found to be in possession of 100 bags of heroin which were concealed in his anus and undetectable at the scene.” Police estimated that the heroin’s vale at $1000 in New York City, and $2000 in upstate New York, “where both subjects were traveling to.” Speight, who police noted is “also listed as a Bloods gang member,” was jailed in lieu of $38,500 bail on a pair of felony drug counts.
More than half of U.S. citizens believe that most or all of the country's 11 million illegal immigrants should be deported, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll
The online survey shows resistance to easing immigration laws despite the biggest push for "reform" in Congress since 2007. Thirty percent of those polled think that most illegal immigrants, with some exceptions, should be deported, while 23% believe that all illegal immigrants should be deported. Only 5% believe that all illegal immigrants should be allowed to stay in the United States legally, and 31% want most illegal immigrants to stay. Polls show that most Americans back immigration reform, although they often have different ideas of what that means, with some people favoring looser immigration laws while others want to see greater border security. Attitudes toward immigration are polarized by party, according to another the Reuters/Ipsos poll. Seventy-five percent of Republicans think that all or most immigrants should be deported, compared to 40% of Democrats who think the same.
Census figures show that between 2001 and 2011 the level of white flight reached 620,000. It is the equivalent of a city the size of Glasgow – made up entirely of white Britons – moving out of the capital. The figures mean that for the first time white Britons are now in a minority in the country’s largest city. At the same time, the census shows, some rural areas have seen a rise in the proportion of people who describe their ethnicity as white British. Some 3.7 million Londoners classified themselves as white British in 2011 – down from 4.3 million in 2001 – despite the city’s population increasing by nearly one million over the decade to 8.2 million. White Britons now make up 45% of the population, compared with 58% in 2001. London’s population has been boosted by immigrants. Three million foreign-born people now live in the capital. Behind white Britons, the largest ethnic group in London is now Asians – including those born here and those arriving from overseas – who make up 18% of the population. Black Londoners – including Africans, black Britons and those from the Caribbean – make up 13%. The census shows that the population of England and Wales was swollen by nearly four million immigrants in a decade of sweeping social change. In 2011 there were 7.5 million people who were born abroad living here, of whom more than half had arrived since 2001.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Paul Craig Roberts looks at the GOP's fear of the Israel lobby:
Americans have been shamed many times by their elected representatives who cravenly bow to vested interests and betray the American people. But no previous disgraceful behavior can match the public shame brought to Americans by the behavior of the Senate Republicans in the confirmation hearing of Senator Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense.
Forty Senate Republicans made it clear that not only do they refuse to put their service to America ahead of their service to Israel, but also that they will not even put their service to America on a par with their service to Israel. To every American’s shame, the Republicans demonstrated for all the world to see that they are wholly owned subsidiaries of the Israel Lobby. (The Israel Lobby is not their only master. They are also owned by other powerful interest groups, such as Wall Street and the Military/Security Complex.)
The most embarrassing behavior of all came from the craven Lindsay Graham, who, while in the act of demonstrating his complete subservience by crawling on his belly before the Israel Lobby, dared Hagel to name one single person in the US Congress who is afraid of the Israel Lobby.
If I had been Hagel, I would have written off the nomination and answered: “You, Senator Graham, and your 40 craven colleagues.”
Indeed, Hagel could have answered: The entire US Congress, including Rand Paul who pretends to be different but isn’t.
The real question is: Who in the Congress is not afraid of the Israel Lobby?Who indeed?
Britain: Police have been granted another 36 hours to question Rabbi Chaim Halpern and three other Orthodox Jewish men who have been arrested
Rabbi Halpern was arrested in connection with investigations into sexual assault and perverting the course of justice. The other three men are being questioned on suspicion of perverting the course of justice in connection with his arrest. Hendon Magistrates have granted a warrant of further detention. Police were also allowed to retain money seized during the inquiry.
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s guilty plea to fraud charges raises fresh questions about the Congressional Black Caucus
Why do so many in it succumb to corruption? A disproportionate share of ethics cases have been brought against this exclusive club. According to a 2012 National Journal study, five of the six lawmakers under review by the House Ethics Committee were Black Caucus members. Yet just one in 10 House members belong to the group. It's a familiar pattern. In 2009, all eight lawmakers under ethics investigation were African-American. Besides Jackson, they included Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., who was later convicted of accepting gifts from donors with business before his tax-writing panel and 11 other ethics violations. All told, an astonishing one-third of sitting black lawmakers have been named in an ethics probe at some point in their Hill careers. The stat does not include former lawmakers now doing time in prison, such as ex-Rep. William Jefferson, D-La. FBI agents caught Jefferson red-handed with $90,000 of bribery cash stashed in his office freezer. The Black Caucus was founded 40 years ago by civil-rights leaders as "the conscience of the Congress." Members swore to help "disadvantaged African-Americans." Now, members of the group seem more likely to be in trouble for lining their pockets than solving the very serious problems of their constituencies. Jackson is just the latest member of the group to get in trouble, according to the Justice Department. Prosecutors have indicted him for "enriching" himself in a criminal scheme to defraud campaign donors by misusing their funds for his own "personal benefit." He has pled guilty. He admitted to spending at least $750,000 of public funds on personal items, including a $43,350 gold Rolex, $5,150 worth of mink capes and parkas from Beverly Hills, a $4,600 Michael Jackson fedora and $2,200 worth of Malcolm X memorabilia. He was also accused of falsifying federal campaign finance-disclosure reports to conceal the embezzlement. Jackson, who faces 46 to 57 months in jail under a plea agreement, won't be sentenced until June 28, 2013. His wife, Sandi, who also recently resigned from public office, has pleaded guilty to separate tax fraud charges. Jackson in a statement said that he made some "errors in judgment," adding that we all make "mistakes." But this wasn't some sudden ethical lapse. The indictment says that Jackson engaged in at least a seven-year conspiracy to defraud the public. And it may even predate 2005. Fully a decade ago, the conservative press reported that Jackson failed to disclose real-estate assets and income on his congressional financial disclosure forms. It also discovered that he got a sweetheart mortgage on a nine-bedroom mansion. He owned two other properties, plus five BMWs costing a total of $300,000. He also held 10 mutual funds worth as much as $1.1 million. Not bad for a 30-year-old who never worked in the private sector. The major media ignored the suspicious small fortune Jackson had amassed, along with his failure to fully disclose it. They're still ignoring the story. The Sunday news shows all passed on Jackson's indictment. Meanwhile, the Black Caucus has covered for Jackson as it has, shamelessly, for all its members caught up in sleaze. Caucus chair Emanuel Cleaver said that it was a "wild rumor" that Jackson was a crook. "Not true," he asserted. "And I know the whole family." When Jackson abruptly resigned, Cleaver said that he "will depart with a rich legacy in place." He was right about the riches anyway. More and more, the Black Caucus looks deeply troubled and ethically questionable, often using the respect and power of public office to shake down the public — and then using its minority status to call foul on those who complain. The caucus blames "racism" for the ethics cloud that follows it more than any other group in Washington. Please. Enough with the conspiracy theories. There is something rotten within the group itself. It's time to clean house.
A Hispanic who maced a father and a 6-year-old girl in a laundromat has surrendered himself to the police
Fernando Gonzalez first assaulted 47-year-old Derrick Dunn at a Bronx laundromat before macing the man and his young daughter. The NYPD released surveillance footage of the attack, and Gonzalez is said to have surrendered a few hours later. He has been charged with assault.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Britain: The number of gay and bisexual men contracting HIV rose over the past 20 years because many more are having unprotected sex
The number of British men having sex with another man without a condom rose by 26% between 1990 and 2010, the study by the Health Protection Agency (HPA) and University College London (UCL) showed. It comes weeks after a similar study warned that unsafe sexual behavior and a lack of testing was behind a failure to cut the number of cases of HIV among gay and bisexual men in the last decade in England and Wales. In November 2012, the HPA said that a record number of people in Britain were living with HIV, with the number of people with the virus reaching 96,000. But health officials also warned that a quarter of people who have the human immunodeficiency virus are not aware they have been infected. New diagnoses among gay men reached an all-time high in 2011, with 3,010 men discovering that they were infected. The HPA said that one in 20 men who have sex with men in Britain now had HIV, with the figure soaring to nearly one in 12 in London.
The 5-4 vote comes in the case of an unidentified woman who sought to adopt a child that her partner had through in-vitro fertilization. A majority of judges upheld the constitutionality of a law specifying that a family includes a mother and father because that is best for a child's dignity and well-being. The decision comes as Puerto Rican legislators prepare to debate several bills that would extend more rights to gays and lesbians.
Researchers looked at 35 studies that included data about the territorial ranges and spatial abilities of 11 species of animals: cuttlefish, deer mice, horses, humans, laboratory mice, meadow voles, pine voles, prairie voles, rats, rhesus macaques and talastuco-tucos (a type of burrowing rodent). They found that in eight out of 11 species, males demonstrated moderately superior spatial skills to their female counterparts, regardless of the size of their territories or the extent to which males ranged farther than females of the same species. The average superiority of males over females in spatial navigation may be a side effect of testosterone. (Previous studies have shown that women who take testosterone tend to see an improvement in their spatial navigation skills, he said.)
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Blacks and mental health in Britain: Black patients are 29% more likely to be forcibly restrained, 50% more likely to be placed in seclusion and far more likely to be labelled as psychotic and given much higher doses of antipsychotic medication than their white counterparts
It would seem that blacks are as much of a social liability in Britain as they are in the United States.
Among African-Americans who have grown up during the era of mass incarceration, one in four has had a parent locked up at some point during childhood
For black men in their 20s and early 30s without a high school diploma, the incarceration rate is so high — nearly 40% nationwide — that they’re more likely to be behind bars than to have a job. The fact that so many black men are in prison is probably the main reason why crime rates have generally been declining over the last twenty years.
Florida’s Brevard Community College professor Sharon Sweet made headlines in September 2012, when she made her students sign a pledge to vote for Barack Obama in the upcoming election. Now, a college review board investigating the incident has recommended that Sweet, on leave since her infraction became a national scandal, be permanently dismissed.
When it comes to post-arrest statements, the admissions made by a Latino arrested for having sex with a horse are a good reminder why suspects should take advantage of their right to remain silent. In a statement given to a sergeant with the Wharton County Sheriff’s Office, Andrew Mendoza, 29, waived his assorted rights and told of a sexual encounter with a horse. Mendoza, who had been waiting to hear from his girlfriend, noted that, “I told myself that if she didn’t call me I was going to go next door and mess with the neighbor’s horse.” Which is what occurred, Mendoza told Sergeant Raymond Jansky. “I was trying to make the horse have a baby,” Mendoza explained. “I was thinking it would have a horseman baby.” He added, “I ain’t going to lie, I blew a nut in the horse. I then got off the bucket and put my clothes back on and left. I promise that I have not been back over to the horse since that time.” The horse lover, whose rap sheet included a wide variety of felony and misdemeanor collars, later pleaded guilty to public lewdness and criminal trespass and was sentenced to four months in jail. Mendoza’s criminal career subsequently ended when he hanged himself in a county jail, where he was being held on indecency with a child and trespassing charges.
Britain: A black midwife who caused a four-week-old baby to bleed to death in a botched home circumcision operation walked free from court
Grace Adeleye, 67, carried out the procedure on Goodluck Caubergs without anaesthetic, using only a pair of scissors, forceps and olive oil. The nurse, originally from Nigeria, had been paid £100 to perform the operation at the home in Chadderton, Greater Manchester, using a traditional African method known as clamp and cut. But it went drastically wrong leaving the child with a serious wound and causing him to bleed to death despite the efforts of doctors at Royal Oldham hospital to save him. Adeleye was found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence after a trial at Manchester Crown Court and was given a 21 month suspended jail term. Justice Keith Lindblom said that the boy's death had been wholly unneccesary. The court heard how Adeleye had set herself up as a mobile circumcision "clinic" for Christian parents - many who had no idea the simple procedure is available on the NHS. She had previously carried out 1,000 similar procedures in Nigeria and in Britain earned £100 a time for her legal "home ops" during which she would say traditional prayers. It emerged during the trial that up to three children a month are admitted to the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital due to bleeding after home-based circumcisions. The case has led for calls for mobile circumcision clinics to be made illegal.
Though blacks make up only 13% of the U.S. population, more blacks were arrested nationwide for robbery, murder and manslaughter in 2009 than whites, according to the FBI
The imprisonment rate for black men was nearly 7 times higher than white men and almost 3 times higher than Hispanic men.
The police chief of the violent Mexican border town of Nuevo Laredo has been missing for days, and state authorities are trying to find him, the Tamaulipas Attorney General's Office has said
Roberto Alejandro Balmori Garza is missing, spokesman Ruben Dario Rios said. Balmori Garza's two brothers were found shot dead in the neighboring state of Nuevo Leon recently. One of his brothers was a federal prosecutor. Widespread drug cartel-related violence has scared local officials into revealing little information about ongoing investigations. The state Attorney General's Office "has instructed a delegation in Nuevo Laredo to correspond to the respective authorities to establish the collection of information leading to determining the city official's whereabouts," a news release said. In 2005, the police chief in Nuevo Laredo was gunned down on his first day on the job. In 2010, gunmen also killed a retired army general put in charge of police there. Nuevo Laredo has been the scene of violent attacks in Mexico's drug war. Like most Mexican border cities, it offers rows of bars, inexpensive dentists, restaurants and cultural events to draw tourists. But tourism has sharply declined in the past six years as drug cartel violence has spiraled in Mexico. Because of the various bridges into the United States and access to a major highway, rival drug cartels are vying for control of Nuevo Laredo. Los Zetas, arguably the most violent Mexican drug cartel, are headquartered in Nuevo Laredo, which sits directly across the border from Laredo, Texas. The group has operations in at least 11 Mexican states and has been in a bloody turf war in northeast Mexico with the rival Gulf Cartel for the last several years. In late 2011, the Texas Department of Public Safety warned against holiday travel to Nuevo Laredo, citing information that the Zetas may be targeting U.S. citizens.
Monday, February 18, 2013
The NYT is horrified that Breezy Point is the whitest neighborhood in New York City.
Steve Sailer explains how Obama won reelection:
The way the Obama campaign turned out their base was to whip up feelings of resentment toward core Americans—toward those people whose ancestors had built the country, who largely keep it running today and who in their personal lives have done a pretty good job of keeping their act together.
Obama did a spectacular job of taking people from the fringe and telling them that they should resent the white married people of America, the ones who own their homes, the ones whose great-great-grandparents helped make this country, and that there’s something shameful, unfair, or at least uncool, about coming from the core of America.
It was a brilliant strategy. Obama ran a really ugly, nasty campaign full of subliminal hatred. The Democrats did a good job keeping the stew of ill-will they were brewing under wraps until after the votes were counted. But in the days following the election, out came pouring the chest-beating Suck-It-White-Boy exultation, the mindless fury at the losing white male bogeyman for being old and white, but, mostly, for losing.
The Republican Brain Trust, having elected President Romney, now assumes that the way to solve this problem is via amnesty—just as their good friends the Democrats keep telling them.
Amnesty, however, will be seen as white America’s surrender declaration, as an official invitation to kick the former top dogs while they’re down.
And who can be expected to resist that?
Could this have anything to do with proximity to the Mexican border?
Two people are being questioned in the shooting death of Janay McFarlane, who was shot to death in North Chicago hours after her little sister sat just feet away as Barack Obama spoke in Chicago about the violence plaguing the nation
Of course, if Obama was honest, he would be talking about the black violence that is plaguing the nation.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Obama rewarding his friends: It hasn’t drawn much attention in the Jewish-controlled media, but Facebook’s first annual earnings report contains an accounting gem: a multibillion-dollar tax deduction for the cost of executive stock options and share awards
Even though Facebook (FB) reported $1.1 billion in pre-tax profits from U.S. operations in 2012, it will probably pay zero federal and state taxes — and even receive a federal tax refund of about $429 million—according to a February 14, 2013 statement from Citizens for Tax Justice. The tax research and lobbying organization says that companies such as Facebook should treat stock options the same in their reports to shareholders as they do in their tax filings. Citizens for Tax Justice calls the tax footnotes in Facebook’s January 30, 2013 financial statement “an amazing admission,” but there’s nothing illegal about the breaks the company is claiming. Companies like Facebook are allowed to treat the cost of non-cash compensation, such as stock options, as an expense that reduces profits, essentially the way that they treat cash compensation such as salaries. The difference is that Facebook — unlike, say, General Motors (GM) — relies heavily on stock options and restricted stock units as a form of compensation. It paid out a lot during its years as a private company that it must now recognize on its income statement and balance sheet. You won’t find any $429 million tax refund in Facebook’s financial statements. Indeed, the company says that it had a $559 million federal tax liability in 2012. But that liability isn't an actual payment. In a footnote, the company also said that it had a $1.03 billion “excess tax benefit” in 2012 related to “stock option exercises and other equity awards.” That benefit is what flips the federal tax liability into a refund. (A small portion is applied against state taxes.) Facebook says that it anticipates reducing its tax liability in the future by an additional $2.17 billion by using further net operating loss carry-forwards that it has banked. Facebook spokeswoman Ashley Zandy declined to discuss the tax break but pointed to the transcript of Facebook executives’ conference call with analysts. On the call, Chief Financial Officer David Ebersman cited the accumulated tax benefits and noted that the company ended the fiscal year with nearly $10 billion in cash and investments, “giving us great flexibility and risk protection.”
African barbarism: Attackers collecting body parts of albinos for witchcraft have hacked off the hand of a seven-year old boy in Tanzania, the latest in a series of bloody assaults, officials have said
"The boy was attacked on Saturday by three people as he walked home with his four school friends," said Apolinary Macheta, the local government leader in Tanzania's southwestern Milepa district. The boy, Mwigulu Magessa, is recovering in hospital, Macheta added. The attack came just days after an albino mother of four had her arm chopped off by machete-wielding men, with police saying that they had arrested five men after discovering the decomposing limb hidden in a field. In Tanzania, albinos are killed and dismembered due to a widespread belief that charms made from their body parts bring good fortune and prosperity. Albinism is a genetic condition characterized by a deficiency of melanin pigmentation in the skin, hair and eyes which protects from the sun's ultraviolet rays. People suffering from the condition are discriminated against and persecuted in many African countries. Recently an albino child died in Tanzania's Tabora region after attackers hacked off his arm with a machete. Such ritual killings have also occurred in neighboring Burundi and some of the attackers are suspected to be from Tanzania, where albino body parts can fetch thousands of dollars.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
A black nurse’s aide has been arrested after she was caught on video abusing an elderly Alzheimer’s patient
Sandra Kerr, 55, has been charged with three counts of willful violation of the public health law and three counts of endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced. The victim’s granddaughter, Diana Valentin, became concerned about grandmother Ana Louisa Medina’s care and placed a hidden video camera inside a plant in her room at the Gold Crest Care Center on Bruckner Avenue. “I put the camera in thinking something was going on. When I actually saw it I was horrified and heartbroken,” Valentin said. “She grabbed my grandmother’s arm, twisted it back, lifted her up and slammed her into the bed.” Nursing home administrators told Valentin that her grandmother was injuring herself, but she said she didn't believe it. On September 12, 2012 Kerr was caught on video snapping the victim’s arm back, pushing her into the metal railing of her bed and pushing the padding from the resident’s bed down onto her body, Schneiderman said. Two days later, Kerr was seen on video striking the victim twice on her side, Schneiderman said. “My office has zero tolerance for nursing home aides who abuse, neglect or harm the people in their care,” said Schneiderman. “Medical professionals have a responsibility to properly care for their patients and must be held accountable when they fail to protect our most vulnerable citizens.” Valentin said that she immediately transferred her grandmother to another facility after she got a glimpse of the abuse. “You could see the sense of relief in her face. She looked so happy,” she said. “She basically took care of me. I was very close with her. Now it’s my turn to take care of her.” Kerr could face a year in jail if convicted.
A six-year-old girl was abducted and raped while playing outside her house in southwest Delhi, India
The brutal attack happened in Gurgaon, in Kapashera, police have confirmed. The girl is in a critical condition in Safdarjung Hospital after undergoing a number of operations. "Her intestines have been partially damaged, while her genitals had major injuries that required emergency reparative surgery," Dr B D Athani, the medical superintendent of the hospital, said. Police said that the girl was abducted while playing outside her house. She was found a few hours later by a motorist on the roadside near Kapashera border in a pool of blood. It appears that the girl's abductor may be someone she knew and that she was gang raped. The case is a shocking reminder of the ongoing violence against women in India, and is likely to fuel anger in the country over the rising number of attacks. In the same suburb of Delhi in October 2012 another six-year-old girl was raped by three men.
African Muslims: The latest casualty in the war against Christianity, is a Tanzanian pastor who lost his head to an outraged Muslim mob
The incensed Islamic mob was demanding that all non-halal butcher shops and especially pork butchery, be forbidden. A group of Islamic youths, assaulted several Christians, including a butcher shop owner, using sticks and machetes. During the confrontation Pastor Mathayo Kachili, of the local Assembly of God Church, was beheaded. Besides the pastor's beheading, several other people were injured critically during the incident and taken to the local hospital in Buseresere for treatment. Christians in a small village in southern Egypt are rebuilding their lives and homes after hundreds of Muslims rampaged through their community firebombing houses and businesses, over rumors of a romantic relationship between a Christian and a Muslim. In Nigeria, Boko Haram, a group seeking to impose Islamic law on the country, picked out Christians in a small village, gathered them in a group before massacring them. 15 people died in the attack; many had had their throats slit. These are not isolated incidents as Muslim extremists attack other religions wherever the two meet, but Christianity seems to be singled out. According to a report named Christiana-phobia, by the think tank Civitas: The lion’s share of persecution faced by Christians arises in countries where Islam is the dominant faith. Between half and two-thirds of Christians in the Middle East have left the region or have been killed in the past century. “There is now a serious risk that Christianity will disappear from its biblical heartlands,” it claims. Violent oppression of Christians has become the norm in Muslim-majority nations, especially in Africa and the Middle East. In some countries it is government sanctioned violence that burns down churches and imprison parishioners. In others countries, groups and vigilantes take matters into their hands by murdering Christians and driving them out of regions they have called home for centuries. One Christian pastor in an affected country described the situation this way: “On the Christian side, strong emphasis is placed on the teaching of Christian love, patience, mercy and forbearance. But in such a situation one wonders what the future of Christianity and of the nation as a whole can be. Muslims believe that if they die in the course of a Holy War (or Jihad) they will go directly to heaven. We are dealing with a religious philosophy where war is a must! The whole weight of the challenge is now on our shoulders. Who can tell how successfully we will respond?” It seems, the Christian philosophy of turning the other cheek, is on the road to running out of cheeks to turn, in Muslim dominated countries. It seems that when it comes to tolerating other religions, the religion of “peace” isn't so peaceful.
This facial shape has been shown to indicate higher than average testosterone levels and linked to more aggressive behavior. However, researchers from the University of Delaware believe in this case that those with wide faces are less likely to bow to social pressure. The scientists stressed that the results didn't show that the men were necessarily more prejudiced - rather that they were more likely to express these beliefs if they had them.
Two elderly women accused of sorcery were saved by police just as a mob were about to set them on fire in rural Papua New Guinea
Police came just in the nick of time as the angry mob had strapped the two women to poles and were ready to burn them over the alleged murder of an eight-year-old girl. The attack took place in the same town where 20-year-old Kepari Leniata was stripped, beaten and burned to death, accused of being a witch. It is believed that the murdered eight-year-old was gang raped and killed by two known suspects, police commander Teddy Tei said, adding that the suspects were among the mob accusing the women of being witches. A so-called holy man, known as a glassman for having supernatural powers, had claimed that the women were responsible for the child’s death and accused them of sorcery. About 20 people were arrested. The event took place a week after a mother-of-two was tossed on to a pyre of tyres and burned alive, after being accused of killing a neighbor's six-year-old son with sorcery. The two shocking events took place in the highlands of Papua New Guinea where many believe that witchcraft exists, and sorcery is used to kill enemies. The cost of a witch doctor revealing a cause of death or casting out an evil spirit is usually 1000 New Guinean kina (£303), plus a pig and a bag of rice. In 1971, whilst still a colony, the country introduced a Sorcery Act to criminalize the practice, however the law has recently seen a rise in attacks on innocent people accused of black magic and convictions by kangaroo courts made up of of local village elders. In July 2012, 29 people were arrested accused of black magic and cannibalism after allegedly murdering seven people in order to eat their brains and use their genitals for sorcery rituals. In 2009, a man was hacked to pieces by machetes after a kangaroo court convicted him of sorcery.
Black politician crime: Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has been charged with scheming to spend $750,000 in campaign funds on personal expenses and his wife was charged with filing false income tax forms
Federal prosecutors filed a charge of conspiracy against the former congressman and charged his wife, Sandra, with one count of filing false joint federal income tax returns for the years 2006 through 2011. Both agreed to plead guilty in plea deals with federal prosecutors. The charges represent a dramatic fall from political prominence for the couple. The son of a black political agitator, Jackson entered Congress in 1995 and resigned in November 2012. Sandi, as she's known, was a Chicago alderman, but resigned recently. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s spending included $43,350 on a gold-plated men's Rolex watch and $9,587.64 on children's furniture, according to court papers filed in the case. Tom Kirsch, an attorney for Jackson's wife, says that she has signed a plea agreement with federal prosecutors and would plead guilty to one tax count.
Police say that a black mother who got on stage and started to strip during an upstate New York school assembly is facing child endangerment and lewdness charges
Albany police say that 24-year-old Aydrea Meaders was arrested at North Albany Academy. They say that school staff told them the assembly was halted and the cafeteria cleared after Meaders began dancing onstage and took off some of her clothes. She's charged with seven counts of endangering the welfare of a child and one count of public lewdness. An Albany City Court clerk says that Meaders has been arraigned and ordered held on $3,000 bail. The North Albany Academy is a prekindergarten through eighth grade school in the Albany district.
Chimpanzees can far outperform humans in some mental tasks, including rapidly memorizing and recalling numbers, Japanese scientists have shown
At the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting, Tetsuro Matsuzawa, of Kyoto University’s Primate Research Institute, showed remarkable videos of chimpanzees displaying mental dexterity that would be way beyond most people. The star performer among the institute’s 14 chimpanzees, a 12-year-old male called Ayumu, has learnt all the numerals from 1 to 19. Several other Kyoto chimpanzees have learnt 1 to 9. When the numbers flash up in random places across a computer screen and in random order, and disappear after less than a second, the apes can point immediately to the exact locations where the numerals had been, in the correct numerical order. Matsuzawa said that a few exceptional people, such as those with savant syndrome, might be capable of such memory feats but they are far beyond the average human brain. “One person in several thousand may be able to do this,” he said. “All the chimps I have tested can do it.” Matsuzawa, who combines the study of wild chimpanzees in west Africa with research using the captive colony in Kyoto, said that such a good working memory – the ability to take in an accurate, detailed image of a complex scene or pattern – was an important survival tool in the wild. For example, the apes can quickly assess and remember the distribution of edible fruit in a forest canopy. Or, when two rival bands of chimpanzees encounter one another, they can assess the strength of the rival group and decide whether to fight or flee.
East Harlem in New York City and the African nation of Brazil have something in common - a high murder rate
The Manhattan neighborhood’s 21 murders per 100,000 residents mirrored the rate in the crime-ravaged South American country, according to a Columbia University study that compared every city precinct’s homicide rate with a UN member. New York finished 2012 with 419 homicides — an average of just 3.8 killings per every 100,000 residents. But Hunts Point in The Bronx had 15.3 murders per 100,000, about the same as the West African nation of Benin. Mott Haven-Melrose in The Bronx, with 13.1 killings, tied with post-revolutionary Nicaragua. And another Bronx neighborhood, University Heights, with 10.1, was just under mob-riven Russia’s 10.2. The comparisons — compiled by Columbia’s The New York World — angered residents. “It’s unfair to compare us to Brazil. I’ve never been there, but I hear that unless you’re at a resort, it’s dangerous for tourists,” fumed Brenda Lopez, 25, a homemaker from East Harlem. “I’ve lived in East Harlem my whole life and I feel safer now than I ever have. Maybe it’s because I’m used to it.” But as musician Mahammad Baba, 25, added, “The numbers don’t lie.” University Heights social worker Annabelle Rojas, 33, said that the statistics make her nervous. “I really don’t like the sound of those odds. I almost feel worse knowing the numbers because it really puts into perspective how bad things are. I don’t feel safe anywhere anymore,” she said. “The Bronx is especially bad. The killings always seem so random and senseless.” In the 24th Precinct on the Upper West Side, there were 3.7 killings per 100,000, the same rate as Chile. “I feel safe here usually. I’ve been here since I was a teenager, used to hang out at 2 in the morning. Nowadays, I have to think twice before I go out that late,” said Al Galeano, 44, a liquor-store worker. “I would never think that the rating for the Upper West Side would be so high. It’s low compared to other neighborhoods but still surprising. Hopefully the rating will be zero next year.” On the bright side, the Seventh Precinct on the Lower East Side and 19th on the Upper East Side had zero homicides, same as Iceland, while Park Slope’s 1.64 matched Slovakia. In Staten Island, New Dorp’s rate of 1 matched that of Italy. The New York World got the stats from the UN’s Office on Drugs and Crime, which maintains a world database of global slay homicide rates. In general, the more blacks and/or Hispanics a New York neighborhood has, the higher its homicide rate.
New York: A rabbi has been arrested after sending sexually explicit messages online to a person he thought was a 14-year-old girl and arranging to meet her in Queens for sex, the district attorney’s office has said
Instead, a New York police detective had impersonated the girl, the authorities said. The rabbi, Nathan David Rabinowich, 59, of Brooklyn, has been arrested. He was charged with four sexual offenses, including attempted rape, the Queens district attorney’s office said in a statement. “It is disturbing that a man who is supposed to be held in high esteem by the community in which he lives would allegedly try to lure a child to meet him for sex,” the district attorney, Richard A. Brown, said. Rabbi Rabinowich runs a tour company and a synagogue from his home in the Midwood section, according to the statement. He exchanged online messages, some sexually graphic, with the detective in December 2012 and February 2013, the statement said. The rabbi has been arraigned and bail was set at $50,000, a spokeswoman for Brown’s office said. He is scheduled to appear in court again on March 7, 2013.
Friday, February 15, 2013
Of the victims of murder in Chicago from 2003 to 2011, an average of 77% had a prior arrest history, with a high of 79% of the 436 murdered in Chicago in 2010 having arrest histories
For the same 2003-2011 period, blacks were the victims of 75% of 4,265 murders. Blacks also were the offenders in 75% of the murders. According to 2010 U.S. Census information, Chicago has a population of 2,695,598 people. The city is 33% black, 32% white (not Hispanic), and 30% Hispanic or Latino in origin. For the 2003-2011 period, whites were nearly 6% of the victims and accused of carrying out 4% of the murders. For the 2003-2011 period, Hispanics or Latinos were 19% of the victims and 20% of the offenders.
African disease: The world could be on the brink of an outbreak of a deadly and virtually untreatable strain of drug resistant tuberculosis, doctors have warned
The first cases of totally drug-resistant tuberculosis have been found in South Africa. Clinics across the country ravaged by the bacterial lung infection, have reported an explosion in the number of patients struck down with a virulent strain. Fears are mounting that conventional treatments would be next to useless in the face of the new disease, which killed 1.4 million people globally in 2011, according to the World Health Organization. The disease is particularly prevalent in South Africa, where high rates of HIV/AIDS means that the immune systems of many more people are susceptible to infections. But compounding the problem is the high number of cases in which the illness is only partially treated. This has led to the disease evolving into a strain which is not vulnerable to antibiotics. Dr Uvistra Naidoo, who treats TB sufferers in a South African clinic, has horrific first-hand experience of the new disease after contracting a strain himself. He underwent three years of agonizing treatment after contracting the new multi-drug-resistant disease - only surviving after undergoing a cocktail of powerful drugs which caused life-threatening side effects. Naidoo contracted Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, a complication from the treatment that causes layers of skin to separate from each other which caused him regularly to bleed from his eyes. As far back as March 2010, the World Health Organization warned that in some areas of the world, one in four people with tuberculosis were being struck down with the disease that can no longer be treated with standard drugs regimens. After widespread vaccination in much of the developed world, the disease has been largely isolated in 22 so-called high burden countries - including South Africa. These poorer regions account for around 80% of global cases of TB. Serious outbreaks have also been reported in Peru, Russia, and India during the last ten years.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Gaining a deep insight into human evolution, researchers have identified a mutation in a critical human gene as the source of several distinctive traits that make East Asians different from other races
The traits – thicker hair shafts, a greater number of sweat glands, characteristically identified teeth and smaller breasts – are the result of a gene mutation that occurred some 35,000 years ago, the researchers have concluded. The discovery explains a crucial juncture in the evolution of East Asians. But the method can also be applied to some 400 other sites on the human genome. The DNA changes at these sites, researchers believe, mark the turning points in recent human evolution as the populations on each continent diverged from each other. The first of those sites to be studied contains the gene known as EDAR. Africans and Europeans carry the standard version of the gene, but in most East Asians one of the DNA units has mutated.
Geneticists have found that the African Americans they've tested range from 53% to 95% sub-Saharan African, 3% to 46% European and 0% to 3% Native American. Every single self-identified African-American tested by these geneticists is majority black by ancestry, and thus is blacker than Barack Obama. Also, these findings show that the common claim that many African Americans make about their high percentage of Native American ancestry is a myth. In fact, 80% of African Americans have less than 1% Native American ancestry. Over 2.5% have between 2% and 3%. And of all African Americans who have at least 1% Native American ancestry, the average is 2% Native American. People who have both African ancestry [at least 10%, according to genetics] and a lot of Asian/Native American ancestry [at least 10%, according to genetics] are more likely to consider themselves Latino than African American. In addition, 3% to 4% of people likely to consider themselves as all white have some African ancestry - between 0.5% and 5%. Many geneticists believe that over 95% of white Americans have no black ancestors.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Is diversity such an important goal that police departments must now hire people who are clearly mentally ill?
And among white men who do have prostate cancer, exercise may reduce their risk of having more serious forms of the disease. Unfortunately, the benefits do not seem to apply to African-American men. Previous research has linked exercise to a reduced risk of developing prostate cancer. Studies have also revealed that African-American men have an increased risk of developing prostate cancer and of dying from the disease compared with whites. It is not clear if exercise as a function of race plays any role in these disparities. Researchers found that white men who were moderately or highly active were 53% less likely to have biopsy results indicating that they had prostate cancer compared with men who were sedentary or mildly active. There was no association between exercise amount and prostate cancer among black men. The investigators also looked to see if exercise influenced the grade of tumors that were detected in men who did develop prostate cancer. Among men with cancer, those who exercised had a 13% reduced risk of having high grade disease, meaning that their cancer cells looked particularly abnormal under a microscope and were likely to quickly grow and spread. When this relationship was further explored as a function of race, it remained significant in whites but not in African Americans. These findings that African-American men may not benefit from exercise the way white men do could be a contributor to why African-American race is a risk factor for prostate cancer and aggressive prostate cancer. Further studies are needed to investigate the mechanism behind this racial disparity in deriving cancer-related benefits from exercise which disfavors African-American men.
To avoid a similar fate, mayors in the western state of Michoacan admit that they must pay off drug cartels. Wilfrido Flores Villa, interim mayor of the Michoacan town of Nahutzen, was the 31st mayor to be killed in Mexico since a spiral of drug-related violence began to engulf the nation in 2006. "The lack of security has affected us. It is something that everybody knows about but doesn't talk about, because we are afraid of facing organized crime," said one of five mayors who spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals. "We have to pay them a tax," the mayor said. "They don't leave you a choice. As the saying goes, 'either cooperate, or it's your neck.'" The gangs operating in Michoacan, where the Knights Templar cartel emerged, shake down everybody from the wealthy to the poor. They must all pay up to avoid being kidnapped or killed. "It's not something we want to do. It's something we are forced to do. We have nowhere to flee to. They don't give you an option," the mayor said. Gang members brazenly walk into city halls without warning to collect their extortion money, which amounts to around $800 per month. This happens right under the nose of federal troops who have been deployed since 2006 to crack down on the country's drug cartels. While local authorities, including police and elected officials, are often accused of colluding with cartels, they have also fallen prey to the violence. Most of the killings of mayors have taken place in Michoacan and the northern state of Durango. In November 2012, Maria Santos Gorrostieta, a former mayor in the Michoacan town of Tiquicheo, was found dead with signs of torture. She had survived two assassination attempts while she was in office from 2008-2011. The mayor of the town of Inde in Durango said in November 2012 that officers from his own municipal force tried to kidnap him in an attack that left eight people dead. Mayors from towns along Michoacan's borders with other Mexican states are the most at risk since gangs have fierce fights for control over these areas against the Knights Templar. Mexican mayors live in fear of gangs whose arsenal is more powerful than that of municipal police forces.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Since taking office in 2009, food stamp rolls under Barack Obama have risen to more than 47 million people in America, exceeding the population of Spain
When Obama entered office in January 2009 there were 31,939,110 Americans receiving food stamps. As of November 2012 — the most recent data available — there were 47,692,896 Americans enrolled, an increase of 49.3%. According to the 2011 census, Spain had a population of 46,815,916. Furthermore, between January 2009 and November 2012 the food stamp program added approximately an average 11,269 recipients per day.
Police in Connecticut say that a Hispanic bit off his cousin's ear lobe and swallowed it during a fight over loud music
Officers in Stamford charged 27-year-old Emilio Mendoza with first-degree assault and other crimes in connection with the attack on his cousin, 29-year-old Ruiz Clemente-Perez. Clemente-Perez told police that he asked Mendoza to turn down his loud music because he had to work in the morning, but Mendoza started punching him in the head. During the brawl, Mendoza bit off part of Clemente-Perez's left ear and swallowed it. Officers say that Clemente-Perez was bleeding and missing part of his ear when they arrived. He also suffered a broken nose and fractured eye socket. Mendoza is detained on $100,000 bail.
A black man believed to be renegade ex-LAPD officer Christopher J. Dorner has shot and wounded two sheriff's deputies in the Big Bear area of southern California, a law enforcement source says
The black suspect shot the deputies as authorities were checking a report of a home invasion and carjacking. Dorner, who said that he's targeting police officers for his 2008 dismissal from LAPD, has been the subject of a seven-day manhunt as a suspect in three killings.
No sooner did Barack Obama and a group of senators separately outline proposals to revamp the nation’s immigration system than the phone lines on several African-American-oriented talk radio shows heated up with callers blasting the plan
“Amnesty,” complained Frankie from Maryland recently on the nationally syndicated “Keeping it Real with Al Sharpton.” A political payback to Hispanic voters that does little or nothing for African-Americans, reasoned Sam from Milwaukee on Wisconsin’s 1290 WMCS AM’s “Earl Ingram Show.” “Our issues are not being highlighted and pushed, and things like gay marriage and (immigration) are being pushed to the forefront,” the caller said. “Hispanics are effectively organized. For us not to be organized and for us not to hold our leadership accountable is disheartening.” Although the black civil rights establishment, from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to the Urban League and Sharpton, squarely back Obama’s desire to tackle immigration, his call has reignited complaints within the African-American community that he is addressing the specific needs of almost all major voting blocs – Hispanics, women, gays – except for the African-Americans who gave him 93% of their vote. Obama is expected to address the immigration issue again in his State of the Union address and when he travels to Asheville, North Carolina, and visits Chicago and suburban Atlanta to sell his second-term agenda. “There (are) clearly different views in the African-American community around immigration,” Sharpton said on his radio show. “Some have said they’re (illegal immigrants) taking our jobs, they dilute our strength. Others have said we’ve got to have rights for everybody or we don’t have it for anybody, and this is not just a Latino issue because immigration laws cover the Caribbean, cover Africans, cover South Americans.” Some angst over Obama addressing immigration and other issues so soon in his second term has boiled over into public criticism of the nation’s first African-American president by many African-Americans, from the grassroots to the political levels. Bernard Anderson, an Obama supporter and a former assistant labor secretary during Bill Clinton’s presidency, recently told an African-American economic summit at Washington’s Howard University that African-Americans should no longer give Obama “a pass” on dealing with issues that directly impact their community. “He is not going to run again for anything. He does not deserve a pass anymore,” Anderson said. “Let him not only find his voice but summon his courage and use his political capital to address racial inequality. He owes that to the African-American.” Some members of the Congressional Black Caucus are quietly seething because Obama hasn’t met with the 42-member group since May 13, 2011. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Florida, vented. He said that the black caucus sent the White House the names of 61 potential candidates for positions in a second-term administration that already is coming under fire for being heavy on white males. “Not one of that 61 was selected – not one,” Hastings said at a Fort Lauderdale, Florida conference. Some African-Americans view Obama’s immigration drive as an overture to Hispanics who helped power his re-election in November with 71% of their vote. The African-American unemployment rate is at 13.8%, according to recently released government figures, nearly twice the 7% jobless rate for whites. The nation’s overall unemployment rate is 7.9%. For Hispanics, the rate is 9.7%. A 2009 study by George Borjas of Harvard University, Jeffrey Grogger of the University of Chicago and George Hanson of the University of California, San Diego, looked at 1960-2000 Census data and found that as immigrants disproportionately increased the supply of workers in a particular area, wages of African-American workers in that area fell, the employment rate declined and the incarceration rate rose. “Our analysis suggests that a 10% immigration-induced increase in the supply of a particular skill group reduced the black wage by 2.5%, lowered the employment rate of black men by 5.9 percentage points, and increased the incarceration rate of blacks by 1.3 percentage points,” the professors wrote in the study. A Pew Research poll released in January 2013 found that 56% of African-Americans feel that there are “very strong” or “strong” conflicts between immigrants and people born in the United States. A different Pew Hispanic poll found that while all groups of workers have seen gains in employment, Hispanics and Asians have experienced a faster rate of growth than African-Americans and whites. Hispanic employment increased 6.5% between 2009 and 2011, compared with a 2.2% increase for African Americans and just 1.1% for whites.
Sorcerers, psychics, and faith healers may be on the way out in Chechnya, where the leader of the mountainous, overwhelmingly Muslim region in Russia's Caucasus has ordered a crackdown on the practices
Strongman Ramzan Kadyrov called on Chechens to steer clear of charlatans claiming to have magic powers, whom he accused of exploiting people's sufferings for money. Kadyrov said at a meeting with municipal leaders in Grozny, the capital, that "turning to wizards and false healers won't bring them any relief and is banned by Islam," according to a statement from the Chechen government. He went on to threaten that anyone engaging in such practices would feel the force of the region's feared security services. Though Kadyrov is taking a hard line on "forgers" who "discredit Islam," he has been eager to promote Islamic mysticism since he became president in 2005. Folk belief is widespread in Chechnya, which many locals believe is a hotbed for Islamic spirits called djinns drawn there by the destruction from the wars, which killed tens of thousands and reduced much of the region to rubble. Kadyrov was the driving force behind the Center for Islamic Medicine in Grozny, the largest Islamic folk hospital in Europe where healers perform djinn exorcisms by reading Quranic verses aloud. Over 130,000 people, or one tenth of the entire population, were treated there between its opening in 2008 and November 2011, according to Chechen government figures.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Here are a couple of quotes from Lincoln:
(1) “I will say then that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races; I am not nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people.”
(2) “I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality. And inasmuch as they cannot so live, while they do remain together there must be the position of superior and inferior, and I, as much as any other man, am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race.”Personally, I think Lincoln had some good ideas.
Jews are the most over-represented group in elite college admissions (and it’s due to ethnic nepotism, not academic merit)
Black and Hispanic affirmative action has come at the expense of white admissions (not Jewish). Even if Ashkenazis have higher average IQs than whites, there are many more whites than Ashkenazis. Given a normal distribution of IQ scores, high IQ whites should outnumber Ashkenazis 7:1. Yet, there is almost a 1:1 ratio of Ashkenazis and whites at elite colleges, although Ashekanazis only make up over 2% of the population and whites 63% of the population. The nearly complete replacement of WASPs by Ashkenazis at elite institutions in the United States is one of the most revolutionary events in US history but it’s something that probably 98% of Americans are unaware of and it’s barely been discussed in the Jewish-controlled media. Whites, especially lower-income whites, tend to be the most under-represented in college admissions. When lower-class whites are matched with lower-class blacks and other non-whites the degree of the non-white advantage becomes astronomical: lower-class Asian applicants are seven times as likely to be accepted to the competitive private institutions as similarly qualified whites, lower-class Hispanic applicants eight times as likely, and lower-class blacks ten times as likely. These are enormous differences and reflect the fact that lower-class whites were rarely accepted to the private institutions surveyed. Their diversity-enhancement value was obviously rated very low. For example, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the odds ratio favoring African Americans and Hispanics over whites was 576-to-1 and 504-to-1, respectively, using the SAT and class rank while controlling for other factors. Thus, the median composite SAT score for black admittees was 150 points lower than for whites and Asians, and the Latino median SAT score was 100 points lower. Using the ACT, the odds ratios climbed to 1330-to-1 and 1494-to-1, respectively, for African Americans and Hispanics over whites. For law school admissions, the racial discrimination found was also severe, with the weight given to ethnicity much greater than given to, for example, Wisconsin residency. Thus, an out-of-state black applicant with grades and LSAT scores at the median for that group would have had a 7 out 10 chance of admission and an out-of-state Hispanic a 1 out of 3 chance — but an in-state Asian with those grades and scores had a 1 out of 6 chance and an in-state white only a 1 out of 10 chance.