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Speed Kills Racial Profiling Study

uhmuhrican Wrote: Sep 05, 2014 3:34 PM
But surely it must be the white racism that magically CAUSES the blacks to kill each other! Right?
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Speed Kills Racial Profiling Study

uhmuhrican Wrote: Sep 05, 2014 3:25 PM
I would ask why this story never saw the light of day but Ann already provides the obvious answer. IT DOESN'T FIT "THE NARRATIVE." Happens all the time. In the 1990s, the disclosure of unprocessed and incomplete mortgage lending data under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act revealed minorities were more likely to be turned down for mortgages than whites. This data did not include information on the minorities' or whites' scientifically documented credit worthiness, nor did media reports mention that the disparity was WIDER when mortgages were awarded strictly on the basis of numerical scores and the lender didn't even know the applicants' race. Never mind that. The professionally offended race warlords declared "redlining" and "mortgage discrimination" and extorted ridiculous handouts from the major banks and mortgage lenders (part of what later led to the 2008 crash). The banks weakly protested that they were using much more data than just superficial factors like income, some of which they couldn't divulge, but they generally just folded in the face of endless screaming and pickets. But wait.... After some banks protested a little more loudly that they were being unfairly accused, the University of Colorado got hold of much more complete data showing ALL factors considered in mortgage lending decisions. Titled "Mortgage Practices in Colorado: A Second Look," the CU study documents, using complete data instead of superficial impressions and baseless innuendo, that there was NO racial difference in who got mortgages and who didn't, once you controlled for income, credit rating, credit history, employment history, assets, and ALL of the factors lenders actually consider. In fact, the study seemed to indicate lenders were more likely to cut some slack over previous credit problems for minority applicants than for white applicants. Mortgage discrimination decisively disproven. This was at least 15 years ago, but the lie about mortgage discrimination endures. Nope, the narrative trumps all.
Why not Taylor Swift? She'd be no less preposterous than any other woman. Except perhaps Lady Liberty. A good choice would probably be the first woman president, but that's assuming her presidency will be a great thing for the country and no one knows that. Whoever she is, perhaps she should be on the the new $3.00 bill... or perhaps the $15.00 bill starting in 2100. Until then, the only new face that belongs on our currency is Ronald Reagan. Perhaps he can replace the current occupant of the dime, since Reagan actually HELPED the U.S. economy.
Sorry but Todd Akin went down in a stupefying act of political hara kiri. His was an utterly inexplicable "unforced error." By the year 2012, it was utterly inconceivable that he, and every other pro-life political candidate, didn't have a carefully crafted somber, palatable, response to the absolutely INEVITABLE leftist media trope "what about abortion in cases of rape or incest?" He should have known it was coming and seen it coming a mile away. But he didn't. Where the heII had he been for the past 39 years as the pro abortion crowd kept throwing out that same old chestnut over and over as if it were a silver bullet against anyone trying to protect life? The fact that he blundered into awkward, offensive (to some) phraseology, and then his utterly preposterous assertion about reproductive plumbing "shutting down" in cases of rape is almost beside the point. What mattered that he was surprised. Surprised? Akin should have been eagerly waiting to get hit with that one particular question... for weeks. Through dozens of interviews. He should have had every consultant, fellow politician, friend, relative he could find help him craft and vet a response and then rehearsed it until he was saying it in his sleep. Instead Akin went into the lions' den and was ambushed, SHOCKER ....by a lion! I'm sure his heart was...is... in the right place. It's his brain I'm not so sure about.
Hey, Mussolini made the trains run on time. And Hitler reinvigorated the German economy! Those who refuse to see evil as evil will probably be the last to die. ...after the rest of us who confront evil when it comes to get us all.
Whoa! You're right. I must confess, I had not imagined this administration could sink to such levels of truly depraved cynicism. But dern it if that doesn't make a sick twisted kind of sense.
Truly pathetic. And we are going to serve arrest warrants in the deserts of Syria? And get a criminal indictment? I don't even have to know Arabic to relay the ISIS response: "HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!" The civilian U.S. Attorney general has NO role in this situation at all, None. This is a war crime by an enemy, a gang of terrorists, at war with the United States. This is not some garden variety bank robbery, interstate kidnapping or, more appropriately for Holder & Co, some minority getting his feelings hurt. This is war. Projecting American impotence by such petulant silliness as a criminal investigation serves only to put MORE Americans in danger around the world. Foley was kidnapped two years ago, but when the NEXT American is kidnapped and butchered by these animals, his or her blood will be on Obama's AND Holder's hands.
Ronald Reagan always seemed to enjoy telling this joke: An engineer, an economist and a surgeon are arguing over whose profession dates back the farthest. The surgeon says "Hey, look at the Bible. God took a rib out of Adam to create Eve, then closed up his skin. That was surgery. Obviously surgery is the oldest profession." The engineer says "But wait. Prior to creating Adam and Eve, God created the heavens and the Earth, set the sun in the sky and the waters in the ocean. That was engineering. Before that, everything was chaos." And the economist says "Aha! And who do you suppose created the chaos?"
Obviously you miss the entire point of this debate, and Deace's column. The issue is not whether people "love and support" those whose behaviors their faith tells them are abhorrent and evil. This issue is whether people can be FORCED TO SUPPORT AND ASSIST IN behaviors their faith tells them are abhorrent and evil. It's not about "loving" "supporting" or "tolerating" wrongdoing. It's about becoming an accomplice at the point of a government gun.
Stop! You're offending the low expectations bigots! It is the triumph of the anti-American leftist set that they've made ALL blacks identify with the tiny minority of idle black welfare mooches. And they've made ALL blacks identify with the tiny minority of black criminals. Most blacks obey the law, and actually are more likely than whites to be crime victims. Most blacks work hard and pay taxes , and yes quite a few work at Wal Mart. Too bad those hard working, law abiding, tax paying blacks have had their loyalties and their entire public identity hijacked by the dregs. Perhaps some of them might have a problem with that....
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