Thursday, December 31, 2015
Israel has refused to include a novel about a love affair between a Jewish woman and a Palestinian man in the country's high-school curriculum over concerns that it could encourage intermarriage between Jews and gentiles
The rejection of Borderlife, a novel published in 2014, created an uproar in Israel, with critics accusing the government of censorship. The rejection also touched on the climate of mistrust between Arabs and Jews, which has deepened during the current wave of Israeli-Palestinian violence. The ministry said that a panel had debated adding Borderlife to the high-school reading curriculum but decided against it. Israeli media said that teachers had requested its inclusion on the student reading lists. Earlier, a letter by ministry official Dalia Fenig, said that the book, which in 2015 received Israel's prestigious Bernstein literary prize, was excluded because its content was deemed unfit for high school students. "Adolescent youth tend to romanticize and don't have, in many cases, the systematic point of view that includes considerations about preserving the identity of the nation and the significance of assimilation," Fenig was quoted. She also said that the timing, coinciding with the current outburst of violence, was not right, fearing tensions could be inflamed in classrooms over the book. More than three months of Israeli-Palestinian violence has killed 21 Israelis and 131 Palestinians, sending tensions between Arabs and Jews soaring.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
A black Muslim has been arrested in connection with a suspected arson at a mosque on Christmas Day 2015, but the motive for the crime remains a mystery, with the suspect maintaining that he was a regular at the mosque
A spokeswoman for the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has confirmed that the suspect, 37-year-old Gary Nathaniel Moore of Houston, has been arrested. Moore has appeared in court and bond was set at $100,000. According to a charging instrument released by the Harris County District Clerk, Moore told investigators at the scene that he has attended the storefront mosque for five years, coming five times per day to pray seven days per week.
The authorities in Pennsylvania have announced criminal charges against Bill Cosby stemming from a woman’s accusation that he drugged and sexually abused her at his home in a suburb north of Philadelphia, in 2004
Kevin Steele, Montgomery County’s district attorney-elect, said that Cosby faces a felony charge of aggravated indecent assault. He said that the investigation involved a “relationship” between Cosby and the woman, Andrea Constand, that came about from her work with the basketball team at Temple University, Cosby’s alma mater. Cosby became a “mentor” and “friend” to Constand, Steele said, and at one point she went to his home in Cheltenham Township. According to the accusations, Cosby urged her to take pills and drink wine until she was unable to move, after which he committed the assault. “The evidence is strong and sufficient to proceed,” Steele said. He added: “A person in that state cannot give consent.” The criminal charges come after a year of tumult in his career as dozens of women came forward to accuse Cosby, who was once revered as a father figure and popular moralist, of sexually abusing them. Many of those women cheered the decision to prosecute him. Dozens of women have come forward in recent years to accuse Cosby of sexual misconduct and assault.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Isis fatwa on female sex slaves tells Islamic militants how and when they can rape captured women and girls
Isis has released a fatwa detailing how and when its fighters can rape female sex slaves – “one of the inevitable consequences of jihad”. The document, drawn up by the Islamic terrorist group’s “Committee of Research and Fatwas”, was revealed after being discovered among a huge trove of documents seized by US special forces in Syria. It is one of many self-proclaimed rulings Isis has made to enforce its interpretation of Islamic law, with others governing the treatment of “infidels” and revenue streams from stolen oil and antiquities. The fatwa on female slaves was released in response to a question on unspecified “violations” by Isis fighters owning female slaves. Isis has released previous documents attempting to justify its enslavement and rape of women since the kidnap of thousands of Yazidi women and girls in Iraq in 2014, managing the subject of slavery through its department of “war spoils”. Some who managed to escape told Human Rights Watch how fighters separated young women and girls from their families and moved them “in an organized and methodical fashion to various places in Iraq and Syria” to be sold or given to Islamic militants to be repeatedly raped and abused.
Monday, December 28, 2015
A team of geneticists from Trinity College Dublin and archaeologists from Queen's University Belfast has sequenced the first genomes from ancient Irish humans, and the information buried within is already answering pivotal questions about the origins of Ireland's people and their culture
The team sequenced the genome of an early farmer woman, who lived near Belfast some 5,200 years ago, and those of three men from a later period, around 4,000 years ago in the Bronze Age, after the introduction of metalworking. Ireland has intriguing genetics. It lies at the edge of many European genetic gradients with world maxima for the variants that code for lactose tolerance, the western European Y chromosome type, and several important genetic diseases including one of excessive iron retention, called hemochromatosis. However, the origins of this heritage are unknown. The only way to discover the genetic past is to sequence genomes directly from ancient people, by embarking on a type of genetic time travel. Migration has been a hot topic in archaeology. Opinion has been divided on whether the great transitions in the British Isles, from a hunter-gatherer lifestyle to one based on agriculture and later from stone to metal use, were due to local adoption of new ways or whether these influences were derived from influxes of new people. These ancient Irish genomes each show unequivocal evidence for massive migration. The early farmer has a majority ancestry originating ultimately in the Middle East, where agriculture was invented. The Bronze Age genomes are different again with about a third of their ancestry coming from ancient sources in the Pontic Steppe. "There was a great wave of genome change that swept into Europe from above the Black Sea into Bronze Age Europe and we now know it washed all the way to the shores of its most westerly island," said Professor of Population Genetics in Trinity College Dublin, Dan Bradley, who led the study, "and this degree of genetic change invites the possibility of other associated changes, perhaps even the introduction of language ancestral to western Celtic tongues." Whereas the early farmer had black hair, brown eyes and more resembled southern Europeans, the genetic variants circulating in the three Bronze Age men from Rathlin Island had the most common Irish Y chromosome type, blue eye alleles and the most important variant for the genetic disease, hemochromatosis. The latter C282Y mutation is so frequent in people of Irish descent that it is sometimes referred to as a Celtic disease. This discovery therefore marks the first identification of an important disease variant in prehistory. "Genetic affinity is strongest between the Bronze Age genomes and modern Irish, Scottish and Welsh, suggesting establishment of central attributes of the insular Celtic genome some 4,000 years ago," added PhD Researcher in Genetics at Trinity, Lara Cassidy.
Of the 654 religious congregations to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection between 2006 and 2013, 60% had black pastors or predominantly black membership
Meanwhile, black churches make up only 21% of U.S. congregations, according to a 2012 analysis.
Sunday, December 27, 2015
Gays in Africa: Residents in the Senegalese town of Kaolack say that police have arrested 11 people accused of homosexual acts
Boukhari Ndiaye said that the arrested were among 20 people attending a celebration of a gay marriage at a school in the town about 125 miles southeast of the capital, Dakar, on Christmas Day 2015. He said that the 11 remain at the police station. Homosexual acts are criminalized in at least 34 African countries, including Senegal, where they are punishable by up to five years prison and fines of up to $2,500. A well-known Senegalese journalist was sentenced in July 2015 to six months in prison for acts of homosexuality. Seven men were also arrested and imprisoned.
Saturday, December 26, 2015
Life under Muslim rule: Islamic State has sanctioned the harvesting of human organs in a previously undisclosed ruling by the group's Islamic scholars, raising concerns that the violent extremist group may be trafficking in body parts
The ruling, contained in a January 31, 2015 document, says that taking organs from a living captive to save a Muslim's life, even if it is fatal for the captive, is permissible. "The apostate's life and organs don't have to be respected and may be taken with impunity," says the document, which is in the form of a fatwa, or religious ruling, from the Islamic State's Research and Fatwa Committee. "Organs that end the captive's life if removed: The removal of that type is also not prohibited," Fatwa Number 68 says. Previously, Iraq has accused Islamic State of harvesting human organs and trafficking them for profit. The document does not define "apostate," though the Islamic State has killed or imprisoned non-Muslims, such as Christians. The fatwa sanctioning organ harvesting justifies the practice in part by drawing an analogy to cannibalism in extreme circumstances, a practice earlier Islamic scholars had allowed. "A group of Islamic scholars have permitted, if necessary, one to kill the apostate in order to eat his flesh, which is part of benefiting from his body," it says.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Israeli television aired video showing Jews at a wedding celebrating the murder of a Palestinian family — including an 18-month-old baby — in a West Bank terrorist firebombing
The video features friends of the suspected assailants in the July 2015 attack on a home in the Palestinian village of Duma. Three members of the Dawabshe family — Ali, 18 months, and his parents, Saad and Riham — were killed. Ahmed Dawabshe, now 5, the only surviving member of the immediate family, is still undergoing treatment in an Israeli hospital. In the video, party-goers stab a photo of the Dawabshe family and wave knives, rifles, pistols and Molotov cocktails. The crowd chants the words to a song that includes a verse from Judges 16:28, in which Samson says, “Let me with one blow get revenge on the Philistines for my two eyes.” However, the crowd substitutes “Palestinians” for Philistines.
Brunei has banned public celebrations of Christmas, warning that putting up festive decorations or singing carols could threaten the country's Muslim faith
The Islamic country on the island of Borneo allows non-Muslims to celebrate Christmas, but only within their communities, and they must first alert the authorities. At least 65% of the 420,000-strong population of the oil-rich state are Muslims. The Ministry of Religious Affairs said in a statement: "These enforcement measures are ... intended to control the act of celebrating Christmas excessively and openly, which could damage the aqidah (beliefs) of the Muslim community." In a warning to Muslims recently, a group of Imams warned that any celebration "not in any way related to Islam” could lead to "‘tasyabbuh’ (imitation) and unknowingly damage the ‘aqidah’ (faith) of Muslims". Brunei is run as an absolutist Muslim monarchy by the Sultan, Hassanal Bolkiah, 67. In 2014, the sultan caused controversy by introducing Sharia criminal law, which allows for punishments including stoning, whipping and amputation.
Monday, December 21, 2015
Genes which make people intelligent have been discovered and scientists believe that they could be manipulated to boost brain power
Researchers have believed for some time that intellect is inherited with studies suggesting that up to 75% of IQ is genetic, and the rest down to environmental factors such as schooling and friendship groups. But until now, nobody has been able to pin-point exactly which genes are responsible for better memory, attention, processing speed or reasoning skills. Now Imperial College London has found that two networks of genes determine whether people are intelligent or not-so-bright. They liken the gene network to a football team. When all the players are in the right positions, the brain appears to function optimally, leading to clarity of thought and what we think of as quickness or cleverness. However when the genes are mutated or in the wrong order, it can lead to dullness of thinking, or even serious cognitive impairments. Scientists believe that there must be a master switch regulating the networks and if they could find it, they could switch on intelligence for everyone. “We know that genetics plays a major role in intelligence but until now haven’t known which genes are relevant,” said Dr Michael Johnson, lead author of the study from the Department of Medicine at Imperial College. “This research highlights some of genes involved in human intelligence, and how they interact with each other. What’s exciting about this is that the genes we have found are likely to share a common regulation, which means that potentially we can manipulate a whole set of genes whose activity is linked to human intelligence. Our research suggests that it might be possible to work with these genes to modify intelligence, but that is only a theoretical possibility at the moment – we have just taken a first step along that road.” In the study, the team of researchers looked at samples of human brain from patients who had undergone neurosurgery for epilepsy. They analysed thousands of genes expressed in the human brain, and then combined the results with genetic information from healthy people who had undergone IQ tests and from people with neurological disorders such as autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disability. They conducted various computational analyses and comparisons in order to identify the gene networks influencing healthy human cognitive abilities. Remarkably, they found that some of the same genes that influence human intelligence in healthy people were also the same genes that cause impaired cognitive ability and epilepsy when mutated, networks which they called M1 and M3. Dr Johnson added: “Traits such intelligence are governed by large groups of genes working together – like a football team made up of players in different positions. We used computer analysis to identify the genes in the human brain that work together to influence our cognitive ability to make new memories or sensible decisions when faced with lots of complex information. We found that some of these genes overlap with those that cause severe childhood onset epilepsy or intellectual disability. This study shows how we can use large genomic datasets to uncover new pathways for human brain function in both health and disease. Eventually, we hope that this sort of analysis will provide new insights into better treatments for neurodevelopmental diseases such as epilepsy, and ameliorate or treat the cognitive impairments associated with these devastating diseases.” Earlier in 2015 a team at King’s College London discovered that up to 65% of the difference in pupil’s GCSE grades was down to genetics, after analyzing genetic data from 12,500 twins. They found that all exam results were highly heritable, demonstrating that genes explain a larger proportion of the differences between children, between 54% and 65%. Previously it was thought that intelligence was determined by the formation of the cerebral cortex, the outermost layer of the human brain, also known as grey matter. Grey matter plays a key role in memory, attention, perceptual awareness, thought and language. In contrast shared environmental factors such as home and school environment contributed between 14% and 21%. The rest was made up by individual external influences such as diseases or friends. Report author Professor Robert Plomin believes that children should be genetically screened at the age of four so that an individualised curriculum could be tailored to their needs. “Understanding the specific genetic and environmental factors influencing individual differences in educational achievement - and the complex interplay between them - could help educationalists develop effective personalised learning programmes, to help every child reach their potential by the end of compulsory education,” he said.
Jose Feliciano, 51, told police that the 2-month-old was crying, so he smothered the baby, then choked him. "The guy is a piece of garbage," the superintendent at the Bronx apartment where the murder took place said. The super says that he would ask about the newborn and Feliciano would complain that the boy "is always crying" and that he couldn't get any sleep. Feliciano and the boy's mother traveled more than 50 miles upstate and left the boy's fully clothed body in the woods. Surveillance video from the apartment shows Feliciano putting a duffel bag in his car. Details of the murder came to light after the 31-year-old mother was admitted to a Manhattan hospital after trying to overdose on pills. She told a hospital employee about the death of her son. During an interview with police, the mother told them that the boy's body was upstate. Police recovered the body. Police say that the mother walked into the room after Feliciano had choked the boy, and Feliciano threatened to kill her if she went to authorities. Feliciano was charged in two unrelated assaults when he was arrested and has been charged with assault, rape, prostitution, and drug offenses in the past. "He was nothing but a troublemaker," the building superintendent said.
Using information on 18,000 children gathered over "an extended period of time," researchers from the London School of Economics say that kids born to first-time moms in their 30s have better cognitive scores and "behavioral outcomes" than first-born children with mothers aged 23 to 29
"First-time mothers in their 30s are, for example, likely to be more educated, have higher incomes, are more likely to be in stable relationships, have healthier lifestyles, seek prenatal care earlier and have planned their pregnancies," lead author Alice Goisis said.
Sunday, December 20, 2015
Miss Puerto Rico Destiny Velez has been suspended indefinitely from Miss America competition after she fired off a series of tweets about Islamic terrorism in response to the "We Are All Muslim" protests led by director Michael Moore. The 20-year-old Velez directed her angry tweets at the film director — who created a buzz recently when he held up a sign reading "We Are All Muslim" outside of Trump Tower and shared an open letter online claiming that, unlike Trump, "we are not a country of angry white guys." In her tweets, Velez pointed out that Muslims were engaged in terrorism in the United States as well as in other countries.
Pakistani immigrant crime: A depraved predator has been convicted of raping a woman with Down Syndrome after he lured her back to his house when she became separated from her mother
The Central Criminal Court in Ireland heard how Faisal Ellahi (34) approached 16 other women in the area around the same time as the rape and how he also tried to force his way into a female neighbor's home. Ellahi, originally from Haripur, Pakistan, admitted in court that he propositioned women as he walked the streets near his Dublin home, asking them for "consensual fun". Sickeningly he admitted "sexual contact" with his victim, but claimed that he didn't know she had a mental disability. He claimed that she had enjoyed the abuse. The trial heard that the victim told a specialist interviewer that Ellahi locked the door behind them and that she was afraid he was going to stab or kill her. "I wanted to go home, but he wouldn't let me," she said. "At one point she panicked and started banging on the door screaming 'Help, mum, help'." Ellahi claimed that he had never heard of Down syndrome until his arrest, that in his native country of Pakistan people with mental impairments are kept at home or in hospitals. He was found guilty by a jury of sexual assault of the woman, who has a mental age as low as seven. After the verdict came in, a visibly moved Mr Justice Tony Hunt said that the case was one of the most difficult he had ever dealt with. He told the jurors that their verdict was "absolutely correct" and that Ellahi's claim that the woman consented to the acts or was capable of consenting to them was "absolutely ludicrous." "He attempted to deceive you, as he did others, and fool you, but you didn't fall for it," he told jurors. Gardai - the Irish police - are investigating whether Ellahi has committed other sex crimes between the time he arrived in Ireland in 2005 and when he was first locked up after being charged with rape. It has also emerged that gardai who were attempting to probe Ellahi's background in Pakistan did not receive any information from authorities there on any potential criminal activity in his home country. Ellahi had pleaded not guilty to rape, sexual assault and having sex with a mentally impaired person at his Dublin home on June 12, 2013. The jury was not required to deliberate on the third count if it convicted of rape. The victim's family wept and hugged as the guilty verdict came in. Referring to the victim and her family, the judge said that the case was an example of how "very bad things can happen to very good people". Mr Justice Hunt heard the victim's family want the matter dealt with as soon as possible. He set a sentence date for January 18, 2016, and said that he hopes the authorities will deport Ellahi after his sentence is complete.
Company selling "fake hymens" to Muslim women in Germany - which burst with fake blood to trick husbands into thinking they are virgins - sees sales surge as migrant influx spikes
Apparently the company delivers the product all over the world but almost all of the customers were women with a Muslim background, with business booming particularly from Muslim women living in Europe. The product is literally a lifesaver for many Muslim women. Recently a couple from Pakistan living in the German city of Darmstadt received life prison sentences for killing their 19-year-old daughter when they learned that she had been having sex with a boyfriend they did not approve of.
A lot of rapes in Europe are committed by Muslim men and various European governments are trying to deal with the problem without acknowledging the fact that a lot of rapes in Europe are committed by Muslim men.
Saturday, December 19, 2015
A former Jewish day school teacher, administrator and private tutor in Toronto has been charged with possessing child pornography
Stephen Joseph Schacter, 55, was seen viewing child porn on a public computer at a social services center and was arrested. According to police, Schacter worked as an elementary teacher for the Eitz Chaim group of Orthodox day schools in Toronto from 1986 to 2004, an office administrator at Toronto’s United Synagogue Day School from 2005 to 2009 and a private tutor from 2008 to 2011. United Synagogue, now called Robbins Hebrew Academy, is affiliated with the Conservative movement. Police said that they are concerned Schacter had inappropriate contact with students at those institutions. He has been charged with one count of possession of child pornography.
Jewish crime in Britain: Greville Janner, a prominent campaigner for Holocaust victims who was later accused of child sex abuse, has died aged 87
Janner, a former member of parliament for the Labour Party for almost 30 years and ex-president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, was best-known for his calls for reparations for families of thousands of Jews who fled Nazi persecution in World War Two. “The passing of Greville Janner marks the end of an era for the Jewish community,” Mick Davis, chairman of the Jewish Leadership Council, said. Janner had long faced accusations of child sex crimes and was the subject of three investigations between 1991 and 2007. He denied the allegations, but Britain’s Director of Public Prosecutions said in April 2015 that both prosecutors and police had made mistakes in not acting against him sooner. Recently, a London High Court judge ruled that Janner, who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, was too ill to stand trial over 22 charges of indecent assault and other sex crimes, concluding months of legal argument over the peer’s mental health. However, a “trial of the facts” had been due to take place in his absence in April 2016, when a jury could decide whether Janner did in fact commit the abuse, but with no finding of guilt or conviction over the allegations by former residents of children’s homes in the 1960s, 70s and 80s. “The alleged victims of Janner are devastated that having waited so long for justice, it’s likely to be denied to them at the final hurdle,” Liz Dux, the lawyer for some of his accusers wrote.
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Only 34% of Americans said that race relations in the country are fairly good or very good, the lowest since October 1995, shortly after the O.J. Simpson trial concluded in an acquittal for the former football star
Just 33% of whites and 38% of Hispanics view race relations as very or fairly good, with only 26% of African Americans saying the same.
From 1990 to 2014, the percentage of 25- to 29-year-olds who had attained a bachelor’s or higher degree increased from 26% to 41% for whites, but only went from 13% to 22% for blacks, according to the National Center for Education Statistics
In 2011, the median white household had $111,146 in wealth holdings, compared to just $7,113 for the median Black household.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
For the 12th year in a row, Norway has earned the number one spot on the United Nations' 2015 Human Development Index (HDI), released as part of its annual Human Development Report
The HDI measures countries in three basic areas - life expectancy, education and income/standard of living. Norway earned high marks in all areas to get an overall score of 0.944. Its life expectancy at birth is 81.6 years, while its gross national income (GNI) per capita is $64,992. Rounding out the top five are: Australia (0.935), Switzerland (0.930), Denmark (0.923) and the Netherlands (0.922). The HDI covers 188 countries and territories. The bottom five countries are Niger (0.348), Central African Republic (0.350), Eritrea (0.391), Chad (0.392) and Burundi (0.400). The top 20 are: Norway, Australia, Switzerland, Denmark, Netherlands, Germany, Ireland, United States, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Liechtenstein, Sweden, United Kingdom, Iceland, South Korea, Israel, Luxembourg and Japan. As you may have guessed, white countries are generally better than non-white ones.
Sunday, December 13, 2015
By the end of this century, Africa will be home to 39% of the world’s population, almost as much as Asia, and four times the share of North America and Europe put together
At present only one of the world’s ten most populous countries is in Africa: Nigeria. In 2100, the UN believes that five will be: Nigeria, Congo, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Niger.
Saturday, December 12, 2015
The WHO performed a meta-analysis of 15 different countries and found that men who dress as women are 49 times more likely to contact the HIV virus than the general population
Men who dress as women and also prostitute themselves are nine times more likely to contract HIV than those who do not prostitute themselves. Such devastating news is never included in the transgender narrative that is sweeping American culture, including the school system. Dr. Paul McHugh, former chief psychiatrist at Johns Hopkins University and the man who shut down Johns Hopkins’ renowned sex change unit, cites a study performed by the National Institute of Health that found the suicide rate among men who live as women, even in trans-friendly Sweden, is significantly higher than the general population.
Friday, December 11, 2015
Why gays should not be allowed to become priests: A Catholic priest is accused of stealing over $1 million in donations for years of dirty sex with a muscled homosexual S&M master
Rev. Peter Miqueli, 53, who is currently a pastor at St. Frances de Chantal in Throggs Neck is accused of taking from the donation plate at leading churches on Roosevelt Island and in The Bronx where he led the congregations. A lawsuit filed in the Manhattan Supreme Court by furious parishioners claims that Miqueli would spend $1,000 at a time for bondage sessions with a homosexual sex master named Keith Crist.
The son of a Pakistani diplomat has been charged with raping a 13-year-old Bronx girl and sexually abusing another teen
Mehmood Rahimoon, 20, who is nicknamed Rey and lives in Scarsdale, met the teens in October 2015 on Whisper, an app where users can post messages anonymously. For the next three weeks, they got in touch using Whisper and other apps, then met in person. The pair got physical with each other but did not have sex until a third meeting on December 1, in a room at the River Road Motor Inn on Webster Avenue in Woodlawn. Rahimoon forced the friend, also 13, to touch his private parts. The suspect’s father, Muhammad Rahimoon, is listed on his Facebook page as a community/welfare counselor for the Pakistani government. The younger Rahimoon, who does not have diplomatic immunity, made a full confession. He has been charged with raping a minor, sex abuse, sexual misconduct, and endangering the welfare of a child.
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Walmart, America's favorite big-box retailer, may be responsible for the loss of hundreds of thousands of US jobs since 2001
According to a new study from the Economic Policy Institute, Walmart's importing of cheap Chinese goods resulted in the elimination of 400,000 American jobs between 2001 and 2013 by increasing the US' trade deficit with China. It's an estimate that the EPI calls "conservative." About three-quarters of those lost jobs were likely manufacturing jobs. "These job losses are particularly destructive because jobs in the manufacturing sector pay higher wages and provide better benefits than most other industries, especially for workers with less than a college education," the study states. The EPI estimates that Walmart is responsible for more than 15% of the trade deficit growth from 2001 to 2013, costing 3.2 million US jobs. In 2013, Walmart announced that it would increase its use of American-made goods by $50 billion over the next decade. But the EPI counters that Walmart's importing of Chinese goods has cost 100 US jobs for every one American job it creates with that program.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Blacks and Hispanics may be more optimistic than whites about their financial future, but their financial present is typically much bleaker
A CNN/Kaiser Family Foundation poll found that 55% of blacks and 52% of Hispanics said that it was easier for them to achieve the American Dream than their parents. That's compared to only 35% of whites. Blacks and Hispanics still typically earn far less than whites, in part because whites dominate higher-paying fields, such as technology and finance. The income gap has held fairly steady for the past 40 years. When it comes to wealth, the difference is staggering. Whites have roughly 10 times the wealth of blacks and Hispanics. Over the past 25 years, the wealth gap between blacks and whites has nearly tripled, according to research by Brandeis University. Just under 11% of white children were in poverty in 2013, but 38% of black children and 30% of Hispanic children are poor.
Police have named the black gunman in the 2014 murder of a New York rabbi in Miami who was killed during a robbery
Rabbi Joseph Raksin was fatally shot on August 9th, 2014, as he walked to a temple in Miami, where he had been visiting family. The black killer, 15-year-old DeAndre Charles, has been charged with first degree murder and attempted robbery with a firearm.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
A black man broke into a family's home, wandered up the stairs and stabbed a sleeping 6-year-old boy to death
The Woodford County Coroner has identified the victim as Logan Tipton, a kindergartner at Simmons Elementary. The black killer has been identified as Ronald Exantus, 32, of Indianapolis. Exantus is charged with murder and burglary. He appeared appeared before a Woodford County judge for an arraignment. A Woodford County prosecutor said that Exantus, who was escorted into the courtroom by nine deputies and officers, will likely face other charges, including assault, because he attacked two other kids in the home. The attack was eventually broken up by their father.
Since 9/11, the rate of immigration into the U.S.A. from Muslim countries has increased to 100,000 a year, from half that figure before 9/11, according to Pew Research
Why do the people who run this country insist on rewarding Muslim terrorists with more immigrants from which to recruit?
Saturday, December 5, 2015
Attorney General Loretta Lynch has threatened that her office would take a more aggressive approach to those engaging in anti-Muslim rhetoric.
Any sensible person viewing today’s identity-based, tribe-like political activism (think recent incidents at the University of Missouri and Yale among countless others) would conclude that these antics are stupid, foolish, counter-productive, and otherwise ill-conceived or, as the Marxists would say, infantile leftist
Robert Weissberg looks at the stupidity of political activist groups such as Black Lives Matter.