Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Crime in New York in 2014: Shootings are up 27.5% in the four weeks ending August 3rd, and up 12% this year overall, while stops are down close to 100% in some precincts

When are New Yorkers going to remember that crime control means sending the message to criminals that they are being watched and will be stopped and questioned for suspicious behavior?

Three quarters of whites don’t have any non-white friends

Almost two thirds of black Americans don't have any non-black friends.

Children exposed to gestational diabetes in the wombs of their mothers are themselves around six times more likely to develop diabetes or prediabetes than children not exposed, research shows

The ever growing number of women with gestational diabetes suggests that the future will be filled with children with early diabetes at a rate that far exceeds the current prevalence.

Private schools are popular among non-Hispanic Catholics, but not among Hispanic Catholics

Among the 100 largest U.S. metros, private school enrollment tends to be highest in places that are richer, more educated, and more Catholic, though less Hispanic, than the national average. Among the top 10 metros for private school enrollment, income is particularly high in Honolulu, San Francisco, Philadelphia, and Wilmington. New Orleans, Philadelphia, and Cleveland also have a high share of Catholics. Finally, in all of these metros except San Francisco, the Hispanic population share is low. The hierarchy of the Catholic Church is almost as pro-Hispanic immigration as the Jews are, but they ought to keep in mind that Latinos generally don't send their kids to Catholic schools. This is probably because Hispanics just aren't all that into investing in their children’s education.

Britain: The sexual abuse of about 1,400 children at the hands of Asian men went unreported for 16 years because staff feared that they would be seen as racist, a report has said

Children as young as 11 were trafficked, beaten, and raped by large numbers of men between 1997 and 2013 in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, the council commissioned review into child protection revealed. And shockingly, more than a third of the cases were already know to agencies. But according to the report's author, several staff described their nervousness about identifying the ethnic origins of perpetrators for fear of being thought racist. Many of the abusers were of Pakistani origin.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Since Barack Obama was elected president, only 10% of Americans believe that race relations have gotten better, according to a New York Times/CBS Poll

The poll found that only 17% of blacks and 8% of whites believe that race relations have improved under Obama. Thirty five percent of Americans believe that race relations have gotten worse in the Obama era - including 40% of whites and 21% of blacks.

There are now more than twice as many "British" Muslims fighting for Islamic State than there are serving in the British armed forces

Khalid Mahmood, the Member of Parliament for Perry Barr in Birmingham, estimates that at least 1,500 young "British" Muslims have been recruited by extremists fighting in Iraq and Syria in the last three years. The role of "British" jihadists fighting in the Middle East has been brought into sharp focus after Islamic State released a video showing the beheading of American journalist James Foley by a masked jihadist who spoke with a British accent.

Why won't Texas Governor Rick Perry seal the border with Mexico?

In the past, Perry has tended to talk more about the problem of illegal immigration than actually do anything to stop it.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Three-quarters of Israeli Jews and nearly two-thirds of Israeli Arabs would not marry someone from a different religion, according to a poll

The poll found that opposition to interfaith relationships was highest among ultra-Orthodox Jews, at 95%. But 88% of traditional and religious Jews, as well as 64% of secular Jews, also opposed such relationships. Seventy-one percent of Muslim Israeli Arabs opposed interfaith relationships; half of Christian Israeli Arabs were opposed. Across religious denominations, Israeli Jews would be much more opposed to their relatives marrying Arabs than they would be to relatives marrying non-Arab non-Jews. Only a third of secular Jewish Israelis would be opposed to a relative marrying an American or European Christian, but a majority would oppose a relative marrying an Arab. Seventy-two percent of Israeli Jews overall would be opposed to a relative marrying an Arab. Opposition to intermarriage was lowest among immigrants from the former Soviet Union. More than half would avoid having a relationship with a non-Jew, but if they were to fall in love with a non-Jew, only 35% would insist their spouse convert. Two-thirds of Israeli Jews see intermarriage as a serious threat to Jews worldwide, and one-third see it as a serious threat to Jews in Israel.

Evidence suggests that the IQs of people in Britain, Denmark and Australia have declined in the last decade

Could this apparent decline in intelligence have anything to do with Third World immigration?

Researchers have found that blacks and Hispanics are disproportionately affected by diabetes, with a lifetime risk of more than 50% compared to the general population's 40%

The main reason for the high rate of diabetes amongst blacks and Latinos seems to be obesity.

More than 6.4 million South Africans are living with HIV with almost 400,000 new infections recorded in 2013, according to new statistics

Dr Harry Lake, chief executive of health NGO Care Works, said that a third of South African women, aged between 30 and 39, are HIV positive.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Patrick J. Buchanan on Ferguson Missouri

Will Eric Holder recuse himself?

A black African woman was rushed to hospital and hundreds of people have been quarantined after she showed symptoms of Ebola virus infection in a job center in Germany

As many as 600 visitors and staff at the employment office building in Berlin were also stopped from leaving for several hours as emergency services sealed off part of the street. The black African woman was from Nigeria and had recently been in contact with people infected with Ebola. The Nigerian woman had turned up at the employment bureau with a high fever. A spokesman for the city's health authority said that emergency services were called after the black African woman collapsed. West Africa's Ebola epidemic, which has hit four nations since it broke out in Guinea early in 2014, is by far the deadliest since the virus was discovered four decades ago in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo. The World Health Organization said that the Ebola virus had killed 84 people in just three days, bringing the global death toll to 1,229, while confirmed, probable and suspect infections rose to 2,240. The outbreak is not yet under control, the UN health agency said.

Which race did best on the latest ACT college admissions test?

On the benchmarks, Asian-American test-takers did best, with 57% meeting three or more. Forty-nine percent of white test-takers met three or more standards – compared to 23% of Latino test-takers and 11% of African-American test-takers. African Americans scored lowest on the test. Just 10% of African-American students who were tested met the science benchmark. The average composite score for African Americans was 17.0, an increase of just 0.1 points from 2010. Latinos earned an average composite score of 18.8. White students notched an average of 22.3 points, and Asians recorded an average of 23.5.