Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Black South African comedian does not understand Jewish power

In the United States, it is alright for Jews to make fun of gentiles but gentiles must never make fun of Jews.

Steve Sailer explains why Jews tend to be so pro-immigration

It increases the number of victims available for Jewish swindlers to exploit.

Israel will begin deporting asylum seekers from Eritrea and Sudan to unnamed third countries in Africa even if against their will, the immigration authority has announced

The assumption is that the third countries are Rwanda and Uganda, although Israel has not revealed details. According to the interior minister, Gilad Erdan, the move will “encourage infiltrators to leave the borders of the state of Israel in an honorable and safe way, and serve as an effective tool for fulfilling our obligations towards Israeli citizens and restoring the fabric of life to the residents of south Tel Aviv”. Until now, the state exerted pressure and provided a one-off monetary incentive for asylum seekers to leave voluntarily, but only if they signed written consent. Now the state will give them 30 days to leave; those who refuse will face a hearing to determine their indefinite imprisonment. People in Holot, a detention facility in the Negev, currently requesting asylum will not be immediately affected by the new measure. Mutasim Ali, a detainee in Holot who fled Darfur and is a leading activist in Israel’s African asylum seeker community, said that the new policy was not that different from the current grim reality. “This is just another technique Israel is using to make our lives miserable and force people to leave,” he said. “There is not a big difference between being detained in Holot and being imprisoned in Saharonim [a prison in the Negev desert]. If we had other options we wouldn’t be in Israel.” According to Asaf Weitzen, the head of the legal department at the Hotline for Refugees and Migrant Workers, the new policy is the state’s way of circumventing a recent supreme court ruling that limits detention to 20 months. “Determining that someone who does not leave ‘voluntarily’ will be incarcerated for an indefinite amount of time is a blatant violation of the principles of international law,” said Weitzen, adding that there was no guarantee that they would have any rights once they reach the third country. Eritreans and Sudanese are entitled to collective protection under the 1951 UN refugee convention, to which Israel is a signatory, because their lives would be in danger if they were sent back to their countries of origin. An estimated 42,000 Eritrean and Sudanese nationals currently reside in Israel, of whom about 2,000 are being held in Holot. According to the immigration authorities, 1,500 left with consent to a third country in 2014 and 7,000 returned to their home countries.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Black criminal shoots white cop: Police Commissioner William Evans has said that Boston police officer John Moynihan remains in critical condition after he was shot without provocation in Roxbury

Evans said at a press conference from the Boston Police Department headquarters that officers approached 41-year-old Hyde Park resident Angelo West’s vehicle without guns drawn and the black man opened fire. West has a violent criminal history with several gun convictions. Investigators say that authorities were in the area because of a previous shooting that took place. Six officers approached West’s car, but they did not have their guns drawn. At that point, West began shooting, hitting Moynihan from point blank range in the face. As West ran away, police say that he continued to shoot at officers and emptied the chamber of his gun before they shot and killed him. Two other people inside the vehicle were taken out by police. Evans said that there were other unrelated charges pending against them. During the shootout, Moynihan, 34, was shot just below the right eye. He remains in critical condition and Evans said the bullet remains lodged near Moynihan’s ear. The six-year officer is currently in a medically-induced coma at Boston Medical Center. Moynihan is a member of the department’s Youth Violence Task Force and is a former Army Ranger who served in Iraq. He was also honored at a White House ceremony where he received the Top Cops Award. “When the bombs went off on Boylston Street, he was one of the first ones there,” Evans said, referring to the Boston Marathon bombings. “When Dic Donohue got shot at Watertown, he was one of the first officers to render aid."

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Scottish Referendum: A majority of voters born in Scotland said yes to independence

But nearly three-quarters of people from elsewhere in Britain voted no. The biggest study yet of how Scotland made its historic decision on September 18, 2014 has found that the votes of people born outside Scotland were crucial to the result. While 52.7% of native-born Scots voted yes, a massive 72.1% of voters from England, Wales or Northern Ireland backed the Union. There were more than 420,000 Britons from elsewhere in Britain living in Scotland when the last census was taken. And if they cast their ballots in line with the findings of the Edinburgh University study, more than 300,000 of them would have voted no. That’s a significant number in a contest that ended with 2,001,926 votes for no and 1,617,989 for yes. Voters born outside Britain also rejected independence, with 57.1% voting no. Political scientist Professor Ailsa Henderson, who wrote the study, said that it showed the importance of “Britishness” among voters born elsewhere in Britain in deciding the result. She said: “Scottish-born people were more likely to vote yes and those born outside Scotland were more likely to vote no." Ailsa said that the trend she found was similar to those seen in other independence votes in places such as Quebec in Canada. The study, which recorded the attitudes of several thousand voters in a series of surveys, also confirmed that women and older people were more likely to vote no while men and the young were more in favor of yes. Researchers found that 56.6% of women voted no while 53.2% of men voted yes. The divide was even wider when it came to age. More than 62% of voters aged 16 to 19 backed independence. The yes side also had a majority among voters aged 20 to 24, 25 to 29 and 30-39, while voters aged 40 to 49 were split almost exactly down the middle. But 50 to 59-year-olds, 60 to 69-year-olds and voters aged 70 or older were all in the no camp, with the pro-Union majority getting bigger the older they were. Nearly two thirds of 70-something Scots voted no.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The UK National Union of Students has passed a policy which means that white gay men must stop appropriating black female culture

It is being reported that delegates at the Women's Conference have passed a motion making it against policy for white male gay students to snap, click or sashay away, or generally act in anyway that can be attributed to black women. In a second motion they passed the banning of cross-dressing or drag due the offense it could cause trans women.

Kidney transplantation outcomes from deceased African-American donors may improve through rapid testing for apolipoprotein L1 gene (APOL1) renal risk variants at the time of organ recovery, according to a new study led by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Variation in the APOL1 gene is associated with up to 40% of all kidney diseases in African-Americans who undergo dialysis or kidney transplantation, and APOL1 kidney disease risk variants are only present on the chromosomes of individuals who possess recent African ancestry, such as African-Americans, according to the researchers. The study found that renal risk variants in the APOL1 gene in deceased African-American kidney donors were linked with shorter survival of transplanted kidneys.

Monday, March 23, 2015

A black man is facing a charge of attempted manslaughter after he confessed to shooting his 18-year-old son during an argument over orange juice

Police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, say that 58-year-old Eldridge Dukes is facing a charge of attempted manslaughter after he confessed to shooting his 18-year-old son during the argument. Investigators say that the squabble escalated when the victim broke a vase, and Dukes grabbed his handgun. They say that Dukes chased the victim out of the house and down the street, firing at least three times. Police say that the son was hit in the buttocks and suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Dukes was booked into the parish prison on counts of attempted manslaughter and illegal use of a dangerous weapon. Dukes is being held on $60,000 bail.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

As thousands gathered to bury a woman who was beaten and burned by an angry mob, Afghan officials said that they had found no proof that she had burned pages of the Koran as her assailants had claimed

“We have reviewed all the evidence and have been unable to find any single iota of evidence to support claims that she had burned a Koran,” Gen. Mohammad Zahir, head of the Interior Ministry’s criminal investigation directorate, said at the woman’s funeral. “She is completely innocent.” Zahir’s comments followed the results of an investigation by the Ministry of Hajj and Religious Affairs that said that charred papers found at the shrine where she was attacked Thursday were from a Persian-language prayer book - not the Koran, the Muslim scripture, which is written in Arabic. The murdered woman was just 28-years-old and has been identified only by her first name, Farkhunda. Police had been criticized for not doing enough to control the mob of several hundred men who surrounded Farkhunda at the Shah-Do Shamshira shrine in Kabul and killed her. Hundreds more people gathered along the banks of the Kabul River to take pictures and videos of Farkhunda’s burning body, which was left in a dirt patch of the shallow river. When Farkhunda’s body was taken from her family’s house to the funeral, young men cried out, “Allahu Akbar!” - God is great - the same words her attackers used before beating her and running her body over with a car before setting it on fire. Sediq Sediqqi, spokesman for the Ministry of Interior, said that 13 police officials had been suspended. Thirteen suspects in the crime have been arrested, officials said. The mullah of the shrine, whom Farkhunda’s family has accused of burning the pages, has also been taken into custody, officials said. Mourners at the funeral also demanded that another religious leader, who praised the attackers during a sermon, be removed from his post at a mosque. Farkhunda’s relatives, who said that she suffered from mental illness, described their daughter as a devout Muslim who graduated from a local religious school and was preparing to begin classes in the Islamic Studies department of Kabul University.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Celtic News: Religion and genetic diversity in Northern Ireland

A DNA study shows that there are two genetic groupings in Northern Ireland: one of which also contains individuals across the sea in western Scotland and the Highlands; the other contains individuals in southern Scotland and southern England. The former appears to reflect the kingdom of Dalriada approximately 1,500 years ago; the other group probably represents the settlers of the 17th century Ulster Plantations.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Jewish student admits to swastika hoax In Jewish frat dorm at George Washington University

Another minority-perpetrated "hate crime" hoax. You would think that the blacks and the Jews would get tired of this sort of nonsense by now but apparently they don't.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

British genetic study shows that white English people share about 40% of their DNA with the French, approximately 26% with the Germans, 11% with the Danes and around 9% with the Belgians

The study also shows that the Celtic people of North Wales are probably descended from some of the oldest inhabitants of Britain. The research also shows that Northern Ireland can be divided into two genetic groups but the researchers don't seem to indicate whether these groups represent Catholics and Protestants.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Don't party too much!

A quarter of children born in Britain each year now had a mother who was herself from overseas

In 2001, prior to Labour presiding over a decade of wide-scale immigration, only 16% of births in Britain were to foreign mothers. At the end of December 2013, there were an estimated 7.8 million people born overseas living in Britain. Currently, there are 300,000 more people arriving in Britain every year than leaving.

Changes to immigration law in the 1960s triggered a decades-long surge in arrivals, taking the Hispanic population from just 7 million in 1970 to 57 million today, a number that is set to double by mid-century

At that point one in four Americans will be of Latino descent. America is entering an era of white decline. For almost two centuries, from the time of George Washington's presidency to the election of Ronald Reagan, whites of European descent made up at least 80% of the population. That share is below two-thirds now, and the white majority is set to become a minority by 2044. Today's Hispanics lag behind whites when it comes to education and wealth. Why should we expect it to be any different in the future?

Monday, March 16, 2015

According to a latest study, listening to classical music enhanced the activity of genes involved in dopamine secretion and transport, synaptic neurotransmission, learning and memory, and down-regulated the genes mediating neurodegeneration

Several of the up-regulated genes were known to be responsible for song learning and singing in songbirds, suggesting a common evolutionary background of sound perception across species. Listening to music represents a complex cognitive function of the human brain, which is known to induce several neuronal and physiological changes. However, the molecular background underlying the effects of listening to music is largely unknown. A Finnish study group has investigated how listening to classical music affected the gene expression profiles of both musically experienced and inexperienced participants. All the participants listened to W.A. Mozart's violin concert Nr 3, G-major, K.216 that lasts 20 minutes. Listening to music enhanced the activity of genes involved in dopamine secretion and transport, synaptic function, learning and memory. One of the most up-regulated genes, synuclein-alpha (SNCA) is a known risk gene for Parkinson's disease that is located in the strongest linkage region of musical aptitude. SNCA is also known to contribute to song learning in songbirds. "The up-regulation of several genes that are known to be responsible for song learning and singing in songbirds suggest a shared evolutionary background of sound perception between vocalizing birds and humans", says Dr. Irma Järvelä, the leader of the study. In contrast, listening to music down-regulated genes that are associated with neurodegeneration, referring to a neuroprotective role of music. "The effect was only detectable in musically experienced participants, suggesting the importance of familiarity and experience in mediating music-induced effects", researchers remark. The findings give new information about the molecular genetic background of music perception and evolution, and may give further insights about the molecular mechanisms underlying music therapy.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

The latest victim in India's epidemic of gang rape is a 71-year-old nun who was trying to thwart a group of men from robbing the missionary school where she worked

Six men stormed the Convent of Jesus and Mary school in West Bengal state and after overcoming guards there, raped the nun when she tried to stop them. The woman required surgery. "Christians in Bengal are deeply anguished by the shameful act of violence on an elderly and ailing religious sister," said the local archbishop in a statement. "We would like to register our horror and shock at this barbaric act which has occurred in our tolerant and inclusive state of West Bengal." The faces of four of the six attackers were captured on surveillance video and five people are reported to be in custody. "At least two of them were armed and the rest were carrying burglary tools," says a police official. "In the chapel, a holy scripture was found torn and... a bust of Jesus was broken." They made off with money, a cell phone, and a laptop.

Britain: An angry Christian mother fears that her daughter will become a religious minority after she was allocated a place at a Sikh school

Kirsty Jarvis said that 11-year-old Freya has been looking forward to moving up to secondary school in September 2015. But they have been left shocked and upset by the decision by council admissions officers to give her a place at the Khalsa Secondary Academy, despite it not being named as one of her preferred choices. The Sikh faith school opened in the village of Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, in September 2014 despite protests from residents. Jarvis, who lives in the nearby village of Farnham Royal, said that most of Freya’s friends have been allocated places at a school in the town of Beaconsfield. "We’re a practicing Christian family and while we aren’t wanting her to go to a Christian school, my daughter should not be expected to attend a Sikh school," said Jarvis. "We knew we were ever so slightly out of the catchment for a number of our first choices but we never thought we would be given Khalsa. In this day and age I could not imagine ever sending my child to a school where she would become a minority. Although it’s open to all, each day they take students off for morning prayers and my daughter would not be doing that, and she would, therefore, be taken out and isolated. I’m not sure she would be able to cope with that." Khalsa Secondary Academy opened with 180 pupils, and aims to build up to 850. The school intends to cater for students from all backgrounds, with 50% of places prioritised for non-Sikh students. Plans to open the school were put forward by Slough Sikh Education Trust in 2013. Khalsa Primary School was already open in Slough, which is just across the border in Berkshire and has a large Sikh population.

An Asian firefighter wannabe is suing the FDNY over its physical exam, saying that it discriminates against minorities — because their lungs aren’t as big as those of white people

Rickey Lall, 32, who is of Indian ancestry and lives in The Bronx, claims in his Manhattan Supreme Court suit that he passed all the city Fire Department’s entrance exams in 2013 with flying colors except for a pulmonary-function test administered to detect lung disease. Lall says that the test’s metrics are unfair because studies show “there are differences in normal lung volumes among various ethnic or racial groups." Blacks and Asians, for example, have a 12% lower volume, his suit states.

Black sex crimes in England: A black man who repeatedly raped a two-year-old girl, filming himself abusing her, has been jailed

Jeremy Oketch had pleaded guilty to rape at an earlier hearing. He has now been sentenced to 15 years in prison and a further eight years on licence at Manchester Crown Court. He was also ordered to sign the Sex Offender’s Register for life. On Saturday 18 July 2014, police were alerted to a video that showed Oketch raping the toddler at a house in the south Manchester area. Oketch, a trainee pharmacist, was immediately arrested at his home address and his computer seized. Officers from Greater Manchester Police’s High-Tech Crime Unit examined a number of computers seized from Oketch’s home, which contained a number of videos Oketch had filmed of himself raping the two-year-old girl. The videos were filmed on two different dates in December 2013 and July 2014. As part of the investigation, the toddler – who is now three – was taken into the care of Social Services and appropriate safeguarding measures are now in place to protect her. Detective Chief Inspector Colin Larkin said: “Having had to watch these videos, they are without doubt some of the most harrowing, sickening images you could ever see. Anyone would share our revulsion over these wicked acts being committed upon such a young child. The judge said the footage was exceptionally disturbing, horrific, graphic and grotesque and that nobody, not a member of the public, a police officer or a judge should ever have to watch such material. I can only echo those views. I cannot even begin to comprehend what would possess a man to commit such vile, repulsive acts upon an innocent two-year-old girl who could neither understand what was happening, nor fight back nor even tell anyone what had happened. Filming the abuse proves Oketch pre-planned what he was going to do to that little girl. That he did this not once but twice proves this man is utterly devoid of any conscience. Were it not for the fact these horrendous videos were found he could still be abusing this innocent young girl today. Make no mistake, Oketch deserves every second he will spend in jail. I hope the length of his sentence, in some small way, gives those who know this little girl some semblance of justice seeing this dangerous man behind bars for such a long time. We will continue to offer support to everyone who knows and cares for this little girl for as long as they need it.”

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Genes linked with a greater risk of developing autism may also be associated with higher intelligence, a study suggests

Researchers have found new evidence linking genetic factors associated with autism to better cognitive ability in people who do not have the condition. The relationship between autism and intelligence is not clear, researchers say. Although up to 70% of individuals with autism have an intellectual disability, some people with the disorder have relatively well-preserved, or even higher than average, non-verbal intelligence, the team says. Autism is a developmental disability that can cause significant language and speech difficulties. Non-verbal intelligence enables people to solve complex problems using visual and hands-on reasoning skills requiring little or no use of language. Researchers at the Universities of Edinburgh and Queensland analysed almost 10,000 people recruited from the general population of Scotland. Individuals were tested for general cognitive ability and had their DNA analysed. The team found that even among people who never develop autism, carrying genetic traits associated with the disorder is, on average, linked to scoring slightly better on cognitive tests. Researchers found further evidence of a link between autism-associated genes and intelligence when they carried out the same tests on 921 adolescents who were part of the Brisbane Adolescent Twin Study. Dr Toni-Kim Clarke, of the University of Edinburgh's Division of Psychiatry, who led the study, said: "Our findings show that genetic variation which increases risk for autism is associated with better cognitive ability in non-autistic individuals. As we begin to understand how genetic variants associated with autism impact brain function, we may begin to further understand the nature of autistic intelligence." Professor Nick Martin, of the Queensland Institute for Medical Research, said: "Links between autism and better cognitive function have been suspected and are widely implied by the well-known "Silicon Valley syndrome" and films such as "Rain Man" as well as in popular literature. This study suggests genes for autism may actually confer, on average, a small intellectual advantage in those who carry them, provided they are not affected by autism."

Monday, March 9, 2015

The benefits of racial segregation in education

A new study has found that black, white and Asian students benefit from being assigned to a teacher that looks like them. Their test scores go up in years when their teacher shares their ethnicity, compared to years when their teacher has a different ethnicity.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Four in 10 Americans say that race relations in the United States have gotten worse under the nation's first black president, according to a new CNN/ORC poll

About 39% of Americans say that relations between blacks and whites have worsened since Obama took office, including 45% of whites and 26% of blacks. Just 15% of Americans say that race relations have improved under Obama, while 45% say that they have stayed about the same. While 76% of blacks say that the Voting Rights Act is necessary to ensure that blacks are able to vote, just 48% of whites agree. Likewise, 54% of African Americans say that blacks do not have as good a chance as whites to get jobs for which they are qualified, just 19% of whites agree. Three-quarters of African Americans (76%) say that the nation's criminal justice system favors whites, compared with 42% of whites who hold that same opinion. Republicans were far more likely to say that things have worsened under Obama (65%) than Democrats (26%). But even among Democrats, a scant 20% say that race relations have improved under the black president.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Ethnocentrism is a nearly universal syndrome of attitudes and behaviors, typically including in-group favoritism

Ethnocentrism may have evolved because it increased an in-group's chance of survival in harsh environments.

Friday, March 6, 2015

By 2020, 50.2% of all children in the United States are expected to be non-white, according to the Census

By 2044, whites will be outnumbered by minorities. The Census study predicts that by 2060, nearly 20% of the population will be foreign born - thanks to an influx of 64 million new immigrants. The populations of Hispanics in the United States will rise 114% - from 55 million in 2014 to 63.6 million in 2060 - making up about 29% of the population. And the number of non-Hispanic whites will likely decline over the next 40 years - from 200 million and 62% of the population now to 182 million and 44% of the population in 2060. The number of people who identified themselves as only black will also decline about 8% to about 59 million. The number of Asian-Americans will also increase dramatically - even more than the Hispanic population - rising 128% to 22 million.

Blacks are more likely than others to be arrested in almost every city for almost every type of crime

Nationwide, black people are arrested at higher rates for crimes ranging from murder and assault to loitering and marijuana possession.

Some rough justice in Iran: Medics removed one eye from a unnamed man who blinded another man in an acid attack

And this was relatively lenient: Originally, both eyes were to be removed, but the victim (who was fully blinded) had a last-minute change of heart and asked the judge to spare his attacker's right eye, for now. The guilty man, who also is serving a 10-year sentence, now has six months to plead to keep it. “Punishing someone by deliberately blinding them is an unspeakably cruel and shocking act," says an Amnesty International official. "This punishment exposes the utter brutality of Iran’s justice system and underlines the Iranian authorities' shocking disregard for basic humanity." Another convicted acid attacker was supposed to have been blinded on the same day, but that victim, who has the final say under Iranian law, stopped it at the last moment. “I gave them two more months to provide me with compensation for my treatment.” In majority Muslim countries, both the criminals and law enforcement tend to be barbarians.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

A new Pew Research Center survey shows that most Americans believe Barack Obama’s two terms in office have favored the rich, and have not benefited the middle class or the poor

In the survey, 66% of Pew’s 1,504 respondents say that “government economic policies since the recession have helped” wealthy people a “great deal” or a “fair amount.” Only 29% said that the wealthy were helped “not too much/not at all.” In contrast, only 26% of respondents said that middle-class people were helped a great deal or a fair amount while 72% of respondents said that the middle-class people were helped “not too much/not at all,” according to the Pew survey, which was released March 4, 2015. Only 32% said that poor people were helped, while 65% said that they were not helped. There’s plenty of outside data to support the sour view. The median household income in January 2015 was $54,332, which is 3.9% lower than January 2000, 15 years prior, according to a March 4, 2015 report by Sentier Research. The median number is the mid-point in the income scale. Half of the people earned above the number, and half earned below that number. Americans’ stalled income comes after both George W. Bush and Barack Obama stoked economic growth — but not wages — with waves of new lower-skilled immigrants. In November 2014, one in every five U.S. jobs was held by a foreign-born worker, up from one-in-six jobs in January 2010, according to federal data highlighted by the Center for Immigration Studies.

After 25 years of blue policies, the wealth gap between whites on the one hand and African Americans and Hispanics on the other has barely budged

The St. Louis Fed researchers said it’s not differences in age or education levels that explain the racial and ethnic wealth disparities; these persist even if you’re looking at older and better-educated blacks, Hispanics and whites. Part of the story here is the disproportionate effect the foreclosure crisis had on African Americans. Black families were in some cases stuck with riskier loans than whites, and when the crisis hit a lot of their wealth was wiped out. Since then, many blue cities with large minority populations have been hit particularly hard by financial problems. When Detroit, a majority African-American city long ruled by blue politicians, needed to raise money recently it foreclosed on tens of thousands of homes. Then there is the overall decline in clerical and some government jobs, which have long been a staple of African-American middle-class employment — a decline likely to continue, given the sorry finances of state and local governments across the nation.

The mortality rate for white women in the United States has increased 12% since 1999

White women in the United States have historically enjoyed low mortality rates. But in recent years, the death rate for adult white women 15 to 54 years old has increased even as the rates for black and Hispanic women have declined, according to a new analysis from the Urban Institute. The researchers focused on women's mortality rates because they're lower than men's and because death rates reflect the overall health of a population. If mortality is increasing, other measures of health are also getting worse. Black women have a much higher mortality rate, but it has declined significantly — 23% since 1999. Hispanic women also posted declines. (Hispanics of all age groups, both men and women, have lower mortality rates than average, a demographic phenomenon known as the Hispanic paradox.) Part of the jump in the death rate for whites is explained by the epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse and overdoses that disproportionately affected whites. But that accounts for only half the total increase, according to the report. Other causes of death on the rise include suicide and respiratory disease. Some declined, including traffic deaths, homicides, and the cancers most closely linked to smoking. Though overdose deaths among blacks also increased, the rise was smaller. And overall mortality for black women fell dramatically, with declines in deaths from cardiovascular disease, infectious disease, and cancers, among other causes. The pattern may reflect "a systematic reversal in the long-term trend of mortality decline" for white women, according to the Urban Institute paper. Such a shift could be linked to social and economic circumstances. Poorer people generally have poorer health for a variety of reasons, and growing inequality could be weighing on death rates. "It’s possible that as this group of women ages, there could be a reversal of a very long-term decline in the death rate," said Nan Marie Astone, a senior fellow at the Urban Institute and the lead author of the report. America isn't really used to the idea of declining life expectancy. The next few decades might change that.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Jews and the British empire

Tanstaafl provides an interesting insight into British history.

Jihadi John and his asylum-seeking family have milked the British benefits system for 20 years

Housing the Islamic State executioner and his relatives in affluent parts of London has cost taxpayers up to £400,000. One landlord said that Mohammed Emwazi’s family were parasites and tenants from hell. Incredibly, they are still believed to be pocketing £40,000 a year in handouts despite there being no sign of them in Britain. Emwazi’s father Jasem, who has six children, is back in his native Kuwait – the country he claimed he fled fearing for his life. Westminster City Council is still paying the rent on the family’s £600,000 flat even though the rules say that housing benefit should normally be stopped after 13 weeks. British MPs said that they were horrified that the child of a family given refugee status, citizenship and benefits had returned the favor by orchestrating the murder of two of its citizens. The owner of a house in Little Venice where they lived for four years said that Westminster City Council paid £450 a week in rent for the family – £23,400 a year. Two more of the five owners of homes they have lived in have confirmed that their rent was paid by the council or through a housing association. Assuming the same £23,400-a-year cost, then the bill over 20 years is £468,000. Emwazi’s father Jasem, 51, and his wife Ghaneya brought their family – including Mohammed, then aged six – to Britain in 1994. The couple successfully argued that because they are Bedoon – stateless people denied citizenship by Kuwait – they should be granted asylum. The award of British citizenship allowed the whole family to make regular trips back to Kuwait.

In Israel, it is a sin to be a sucker

Israeli Jews tend to see naivety as being worse than dishonesty.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

A black police chief in Florida has been arrested for soliciting a prostitute and was promptly fired just 10 months into his tenure

According to an arrest report, Miami Gardens Police Chief Stephen Johnson called a number in a "two-girl special" prostitution ad and negotiated a $100 deal for two women for 30 minutes. Only problem: The woman he allegedly paid at a motel was really a sheriff's detective. "The stress overwhelmed me, and I made a very bad decision," Johnson said. He was hired in May 2014 to repair community relations after former top cop Matthew Boyd resigned amid allegations of harassment and illegal tactics.

The top suspect in the brutal killing of a Bangladeshi-American blogger has been apprehended

Farabi Shafiur Rahman, who was arrested at a bus stop in Dhaka, Bangladesh, has confessed to threatening blogger Avijit Roy. "It's a holy duty of Bangalee Muslims to kill Avijit," he wrote on Facebook in 2014. Farabi was jailed in the past in connection with an Islamic extremist organization; Roy battled extremism in his writings. Farabi was also arrested in 2014 over social media comments backing another blogger's death, though he was released in that case. That blogger, Ahmed Rajib Haider, was similarly hacked to death.

What is a normal penis length?

For any man who's secretly wondering if he measures up, here's the answer: British researchers set out to determine what can be considered a "normal" penis length by analyzing prior studies and identifying 20 that met their criteria. That gave them a data pool of 15,521 males ages 17 to 91 with which to conduct the first "formal systematic [review] of penile size measurements." Using the men's measurements, they created nomograms, or graphical diagrams that plot the relationship between two variables (in this case, length and percentile), of flaccid and erect penile size measurements. Their conclusion: The average length of a flaccid penis is 3.6 inches, and the average length of an erect penis is 5.16 inches. They also determined average girth: 3.7 inches when flaccid, and 4.6 inches when erect. The average stretched flaccid length was 5.21 inches. Dr. David Veale explains that the nomograms should "help doctors reassure the large majority of men that the size of their penis is in the normal range," as it easily illustrates whether a man who isn't exactly average falls in the 40th percentile, for instance, or the 65th. As for those at the extremes, the pool is small: Just 2.28% of males' members would be considered "abnormally small"; roughly the same percentage have an abnormally large penis. What the researchers didn't find: any differences in penile size across different races or any correlation between the length of a man's foot and his penis.

Muslim sex criminals of Britain: Ten men have been charged as part of an investigation into child grooming and sexual exploitation in Rochdale against girls as young as 13

The men are accused of a catalog of serious sex offences, which include numerous charges of rape and sexual activity with a child, against seven victims between 2005 and 2013. All 10 have been arrested under Operation Doublet, which aims to tackle child sexual exploitation by older men in Rochdale. The operation was launched after the conviction of nine men in May 2014 for their roles in a child abuse ring which spanned Rochdale and parts of Greater Manchester. So far, 65 people have been arrested as part of Operation Doublet and the investigation continues. The charges are; Shayfur Rahman, 31, of Prestwich, one count of rape; Kutab Miah, 34, of Rochdale, three counts of sexual activity and one count of rape; Rehan Ali, 26, of Manchester, one count of rape, three counts of sexual activity with a child when the offender was over 18 and three counts of sexual activity with a child when the offender was between 15 and 17. Iklaq Choudhry Hussain, 37, of Rochdale, three counts of sexual activity with a child and two counts of rape; David Law, 45, of Ilkeston, Derbyshire, three counts of conspiracy to commit rape; Mahfus Rahman, 28, three counts of rape and three counts of sexual activity with a child. Ashfaq Yousaf, 28, has been charged with one count of aiding and abetting rape against one victim. He has also been charged with one count of rape against a further victim. Afraz Ahmed, 32, of Rochdale has been charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit rape and one count of rape against one victim. He also faces two counts of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, relating to offences against to girls. He has also been charged with one count of rape against a further victim. Mohammed Davood, 37, of Burnley has been charged with one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm against one victim. He has also been charged with three counts of rape, one count of sexual activity with a child and one count of sexual assault against a further victim. Mohammed Miah, 39, has been charged with three counts of sexual activity and one count of rape against one victim. He has also been charged with one count of rape against a further victim. The Crown Prosecution Service said that the majority of offences took place when the complainants were under 16.

Monday, March 2, 2015

DNA analysis has revealed evidence for a massive migration into the heartland of Europe 4,500 years ago

Data from the genomes of 69 ancient individuals suggest that herders moved en masse from the continent's eastern periphery into Central Europe. These migrants may be responsible for the expansion of Indo-European languages, which make up the majority of spoken tongues in Europe today. Prof David Reich and colleagues extracted DNA from remains found at archaeological sites around the continent. They used a new DNA-enrichment technique that greatly reduces the amount of sequencing needed to obtain genome-wide data. Their analyses show that 7,000-8,000 years ago, a closely related group of early farmers moved into Europe from the Near East, confirming the findings of previous studies. The farmers were distinct from the indigenous hunter-gatherers that they encountered as they spread around the continent. Eventually, the two groups mixed, so that by 5,000-6,000 years ago, the farmers' genetic signature had become melded with that of the indigenous Europeans. But previous studies show that a two-way amalgam of farmers and hunters is not sufficient to capture the genetic complexity of modern Europeans. A third ancestral group must have been added to the melting pot more recently. Prof Reich and colleagues have now identified a likely source area for this later diaspora. The Bronze Age Yamnaya pastoralists of southern Russia are a good fit for the missing third genetic component in Europeans. The team analysed nine genomes from individuals belonging to this nomadic group, which buried their dead in mounds known as kurgans. The scientists contend that a group similar to the Yamnaya moved into the European heartland after the invention of wheeled vehicles, contributing up to 50% of ancestry in some modern north Europeans. Southern Europeans on the whole appear to have been less affected by the expansion. Even more intriguing is the possible link between this steppe expansion and the origins of Indo-European languages. Most indigenous European tongues, from English to Russian and Spanish to Greek, belong to the Indo-European group. The classification is based on shared features of vocabulary and grammar. Basque, spoken in south-west France and northern Spain, does not fit in this group, and may be the only surviving relic of an earlier group of languages once spoken more widely. Two principal hypotheses have been put forward to explain the preponderance of Indo-European tongues in Europe today. According to the "Anatolian hypothesis", Indo-European languages were spread by the first farmers from the Near East 7,000-8,000 years ago. But the latest paper supports the "Steppe hypothesis", which proposes that early Indo-European speakers were Bronze Age farmers on the grasslands north of the Black and Caspian Seas. "An open question for us is whether the languages spoken by these steppe migrants were just ancestral to a sub-set of Indo-European languages in Europe today - for example, Balti-Slavic and maybe Germanic - or the great majority of Indo-European languages spoken in Europe today," Prof Reich said. But he added that Indo-European languages spoken in Iran and India had probably already diverged from those spoken by the Yamnaya before the nomads blazed a trail into Europe.