WAPO lies about gun violence stats

Washington Post makes wild claim about gun violence — but the facts destroy their narrative

The Washington Post printed a bold claim on its front page Saturday, the same day where hundreds of thousands of people descended on Washington to protest gun violence at the “March for Our Lives” gun control rally.

But the claim doesn’t stand up to facts.

What did the Post claim?

Printed on the center of the front page was the number “187,000.” That is the number of children who have been “exposed to gun violence at school since Columbine in 1999,” the Post claimed.

The Post reported: “Beginning with Columbine in 1999, more than 187,000 students attending at least 193 primary or secondary schools have experienced a shooting on campus during school hours, according to a year-long Washington Post analysis.”

The Post is pushing the narrative that gun violence is a growing epidemic on school campuses nationwide. And because of that, hundreds of thousands of school children’s lives will forever be changed.

Unfortunately for the Post, concrete facts show the exact opposite.

What do the facts show?

A study recently conducted by James Alan Fox, a professor of criminology at Northeastern University in Boston, found that school children are much more safe today than they were in the 1990s. His study found there have been only eight “mass shootings” on schools since 1996 if you define a “mass shooting” as a massacre with more than four deaths, not including the gunman.

“Four times the number of children were killed in schools in the early 1990s than today,” Fox said.

In the study, Fox noted that children today are much more likely to die from bicycle accidents or accidental pool drownings than in a mass shooting at school.

Ironically, the Post ran a perspective story on March 8 debunking its own claims:

The Education Department reports that roughly 50 million children attend public schools for roughly 180 days per year. Since Columbine, approximately 200 public school students have been shot to death while school was in session, including the recent slaughter at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. (and a shooting in Birmingham, Ala., on Wednesday that police called accidental that left one student dead). That means the statistical likelihood of any given public school student being killed by a gun, in school, on any given day since 1999 was roughly 1 in 614,000,000. And since the 1990s, shootings at schools have been getting less common.

The chance of a child being shot and killed in a public school is extraordinarily low. Not zero — no risk is. But it’s far lower than many people assume, especially in the glare of heart-wrenching news coverage after an event like Parkland. And it’s far lower than almost any other mortality risk a kid faces, including traveling to and from school, catching a potentially deadly disease while in school or suffering a life-threatening injury playing interscholastic sports.

As Michael Cannon of the Cato Institute wrote on Twitter, either “the @washingtonpost is stoking hysteria to sell newspapers and/or using its front page to advance its political agenda.”

 

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DOJ Forced Deletion From Gun Background Check

Obama’s DOJ Forced Deletion Of 500,000 Fugitives From Gun Background Check System

ByRyan Saavedra    March 15, 2018

On Wednesday, acting FBI deputy director David Bowdich testified during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing that former President Barack Obama’s Department of Justice forced the FBI to delete over 500,000 fugitives, who had outstanding arrest warrants, from the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).

“It’s my understanding that under federal law fugitives cannot legally purchase or possess guns,” Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) began. “We’ve heard from local law enforcement that the Justice Department has issued a memo that forced the FBI NICS background check database to drop more than 500,000 names of fugitives with outstanding arrest warrants because it was uncertain whether those fugitives had fled across state lines.”

“Mr. Bowdich, can you describe why this determination was made by the Justice Department?” Feinstein asked.

“That was a decision that was made under the previous administration,” Bowdich replied. “It was the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel that reviewed the law and believed that it needed to be interpreted so that if someone was a fugitive in a state, there had to be indications that they had crossed state lines.”

 

College student schooled not to use facts on prof

College student schooled not to use facts on prof

Punished for pointing out that biologists recognize 2 sexes

A university student who was expelled from a theology class for nearly three weeks for reciting biological facts to the professor has been reinstated, just as another university was offering the opportunity to finish his studies there.

Lake Ingle was ordered by professor Alison Downie at Indiana University of Pennsylvania to leave the class after he pointed out that biologists recognize there are two sexes.

The university was going through a formal review of the actions by both the student and the professor when the school’s president, Michael Driscoll, abruptly stepped in and said Ingle would be allowed back to class.

The Washington Update by Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council pointed out that another school was ready to step in.

“Our good friend, Oklahoma Wesleyan President Dr. Everett Piper, wants to invite Lake to a campus where his views won’t be punished,” Perkins wrote.

Piper said: “I’m officially offering Lake Ingle tuition waiver to take our version of ‘Christianity 481’ and other remaining coursework at @OKWUniv where we still teach biology and Christian orthodoxy.”

The offer apparently isn’t necessary, since IUP backed down. But Driscoll said he would see how things develop and may want to start the formal review process again.

The Update commented that “basic biology is something people should know before they get to college.”

“Unfortunately for Lake Ingle, that wasn’t the case. When he tried to explain what should be common knowledge about men and women, he got a lesson in political correctness instead!” the publication said.

“The class was Christian Theology. But Lake’s professor at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania seemed to know less about theology than basic science, if that’s possible. During a lecture called, ‘Christianity 481: Self, Sin, and Salvation,’ Ingle took issue with the video Alison Downie showed her class of a pastor who identifies as transgender. After it was finished, Downie asked the female students if they had any thoughts on the ‘reality’ of ‘mansplaining,’ ‘sexism from men,’ and ‘male privilege.’ When no one spoke up, Lake did. He explained that biologists agreed there are only two genders — infuriating the professor, who accused him of ‘disrespectful objection,’ kicked him out of the class, and told him not to come back.”

Provost Timothy Moerland then sent a note to Ingle informing him, “You are barred from attending this class in accordance with the Classroom Disruption policy.”

The student was astonished, arguing his professor was “violating my First Amendment rights because of the fact that my views and ideology is different from hers.”

“So she took it on herself to silence and embarrass me – bully me – for speaking up in class.”

Ingle said he thinks he was punished because his views contradicted the professor’s.

Lifezette confirmed earlier this week Ingle was allowed back in class, through an email from Driscoll, who said he was pausing the proceedings of the academic integrity board.

Driscoll also complained in his email that Ingle “chose to take his version of events to the media.”

Ingle told Lifezette: “Coincidentally enough, the day I was told I could go back to class was the day I was supposed to get that ruling. It seemed like they were going to rule in my favor.”

Fox News reported Driscoll called a news conference to announce Ingle’s reinstatement.

The professor, Downie, did not respond to Fox’s request for comment.

But Ingle discussed the case, prior to the decision, in an interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson:

Farmers Markets = “White Privilege”

From The Blaze on12/28/2017

http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/12/28/professors-claim-farmers-markets-are-exclusionary-and-contribute-to-minority-oppression

If you frequent farmers’ markets, you might want to rethink your habits. Two geography professors at San Diego State University penned a chapter in a new anthology arguing that “insidious” farmers’ markets are havens for white spaces and drive out long-term residents — sometimes minorities.

What are they claiming?

The Routledge anthology, “Just Green Enough,” features the musings of SDSU professors Pascale Joassart-Marcelli and Fernando J. Bosco, who believe that the “whiteness of farmers’ markets” contributes to “environmental gentrification” wherein “environmental improvements” are a catalyst in displacing long-term, indigenous residents.

According to Campus Reform, Joassart-Marcelli and Bosco argued that farmers’ markets in urban areas are also exclusionary, because oftentimes, many residents cannot afford the food and “feel excluded from these new spaces.”

The duo also alleged that 44 percent of San Diego area farmers’ markets cater to “households from higher socio-economic backgrounds,” which, in turn, helps to increase property values and effectively “[displaces] low-income residents and people of color.”

Describing farmers’ markets as “white spaces where the food consumption habits of white people are normalized,” Joassart-Marcelli and Bosco added that “alternatives food initiatives” — such as farmers’ markets — work against community activism:

The most insidious part of this gentrification process is that alternative food initiatives work against the community activists and residents who first mobilized to fight environmental injustices and provide these amenities but have significantly less political and economic clout than developers and real estate professionals.

Campus Reform reported that the academics did not offer any solutions on how to combat what they refer to as “environmental gentrification,” and did not respond to the outlet’s request for comment prior to publication.

The duo did admit that putting a stop to gentrification is a “vexing task” that requires “strong community involvement.”

“Ultimately,” Joassart-Marcelli and Bosco concluded, cracking down on gentrification requires both “slow and inclusive steps” to “balance new initiatives and neighborhood stability to make cities ‘just green enough.’”

Doublespeak and doublethink

To good to pass up, had to reprint the entire article.

http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/goudsmit/170705

July 5, 2017

Orwell’s doublespeak: the language of the left

By Linda Goudsmit

George Orwell introduced the language of doublespeak in his dystopian novel “1984” published in 1949. Doublespeak is the language of opposites. Up is down and down is up.

The word doublespeak derives from two Orwellian words “doublethink” and “newspeak.” Doublethink is when a person accepts two mutually contradictory thoughts as correct without being aware or troubled by the glaring contradiction between them. Doublethink statements like “war is peace” “freedom is slavery” “ignorance is strength” are made without discomfort. Newspeak is a method of controlling thought through language – it is the language of fake news. Doublespeak combines doublethink and newspeak in language that deliberately obscures, distorts, disguises, or reverses the meaning of words to manipulate public opinion in a mass social engineering effort.

Orwellian doublespeak is the language of the hard Left leading a coup against Western democracies and their national sovereignty. Barack Obama spoke doublespeak when he promised hope and change. Obama deliberately obscured and disguised his hope for changing American democracy into socialism. Most Americans understood hope and change to mean a better life and the realization of the American dream – a hope to improve our democracy not to destroy it.

The left-wing liberal agenda seeks to destroy the socio-political infrastructure of American democracy and transform it into a dependent socialist state with cradle to grave control by the government. Their strategy of destruction is to target the traditional American institutions of family, religion, and education that promote independence, adulthood, individualism, and ego strength – the qualities that made America great and support American democracy and sovereignty.

The 21st century Leftist progressives speak doublespeak – their “progressive” narrative is entirely regressive.

The regressive infantile impulses and temper tantrums exhibited by left-wing liberals today cannot seriously be called “progressive” except by double-speaking Leftists who believe that going backwards is going forward. REGRESSIVE is the accurate word for the infantile behavior and impulses that inform the “progressive” Left. Safe spaces, Play-Doh and counseling for disappointment, segregated black-only lounges are all regressive demands of an increasingly regressed population.

To understand why the progressives speak doublespeak, their goals, who benefits, and the purpose of relabeling up as down and down as up it is necessary to translate doublespeak into colloquial English.

In an effort to translate the language of doublespeak a glossary with explanations is helpful. The glossary will decode the disingenuous Doublespeak of the radical left-wing liberals broadcast incessantly by the colluding mainstream media, taught in the infiltrated educational curricula, and dramatized by the Hollywood gliteratti and television programming in the entertainment industry. There is no informed consent in a society of lies and propaganda. If American democracy is to be preserved it is essential that an informed citizenry understand how they are being indoctrinated toward socialism by a deliberate program of propaganda and doublespeak.

GLOSSARY OF LEFTIST DOUBLESPEAK:

1. Diversity = Differences in appearance

Diversity is a word that refers to variety. It has an inclusive connotation and in a social context means the inclusion of multiple races and ethnicities – black, white, Asian, Hispanic etc. For Leftists, what the word does not include is any variation in thought. Leftist diversity only extends as far as appearances – it does not tolerate any variety of opinions. Leftism is tyrannical in its demands for conformity to its politically correct left-wing narrative of moral relativism and historical revisionism it does not include any conservative opinions or ideas.

In Doublespeak diversity means differences in appearance.

2. Education = Indoctrination

Education is the process of receiving or giving systematic instruction especially at a school or university. In a democracy public education is “inclusive, both in its treatment of students and in that enfranchisement for the government of public education is as broad as for government generally. It is often organized and operated to be a deliberate model of the civil community in which it functions.” – Wikipedia

Education in America has been commandeered by left-wing liberals and is now a vehicle for indoctrinating American youth from K-12 and throughout college. Conservative voices are no longer welcome in education. What was once a traditional American education of core subjects and pride in American democratic ideals has been transformed into an echo chamber of Leftist propaganda promoting globalism, socialism, American self-loathing, political correctness, moral relativism, and historical revisionism.

In Doublespeak education means Leftist indoctrination.

3. Freedom of speech = Approved speech

Freedom of speech is the foundation for democracy. Without freedom of speech there is no other freedom which is why tyrants always eliminate freedom of speech first. Leftists in America are determined to eliminate freedom of speech by enforcing their own code of political correctness which labels any opposing speech as hate speech. Speakers with conservative points of view are disinvited or intimidated through organized boycotts and violent protests. It is unAmerican to disallow the expression of opposing views but Leftists are tyrannical in their demand for conformity to their approved rhetoric.

In Doublespeak freedom of speech means freedom of approved speech.

4. Globalism = One-world government

Globalism is defined as the operation or planning of economic and foreign policy on a global basis. Globalism commonly refers to international trade among nations. Leftists seek to internationalize the world and are not using the word globalism to mean global trade. When Leftists say globalism they mean one-world government – their intention is to eliminate national boundaries, national sovereignty, and impose one-world government. The irony is that Leftists do not realize they are participating in their own destruction because the globalist elite who will rule the new world order consider the Leftists to be useful idiots.

In Doublespeak globalism means one-world government.

5. Global warming/climate change = Redistribution of wealth

In 1992 UN scientists on The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) stated: “It is extremely likely that human influence has been the dominant cause of the observed warming since the mid-20th century.” Greenpeace founder Patrick Moore testified before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on June 24, 2014 that:

“Extremely likely” is not a scientific term but rather a judgment, as in a court of law. The IPCC defines “extremely likely” as a ’95-100% probability.’ But upon further examination it is clear that these numbers are not the result of any mathematical calculation or statistical analysis. They have been ‘invented’ as a construct within the IPCC report to express ‘expert judgment,’ as determined by the IPCC contributors.”

Climate change is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on industrialized countries to transfer their wealth to non-industrialized countries. The United Nations is committed to globalization and one-world government and is supported worldwide by Leftists with the same objective.

In Doublespeak global warming/climate change means the redistribution of wealth.

6. Income equality = Redistribution of wealth

Income equality in a democracy is achieved through equal opportunity – there is no guarantee of equal outcome. When Leftist’s speak of income equality they mean compulsory income redistribution that guarantees equal outcome.

In Doublespeak income equality means redistribution of wealth.

7. Progressive = regressive

The word progressive has a positive connotation and is commonly understood to mean something that happens or develops gradually or in stages; proceeding step by step. Synonyms for progressive include continuing, continuous, increasing, growing, developing, ongoing, accelerating, escalating, gradual, step-by-step, and cumulative.

In Doublespeak progressive is synonymous with regressive – the opposite of actual progress (see above).

8. Resistance = Anarchy

Resistance is the refusal to accept or comply with something. In a democracy there are laws and elections designed for citizens to legally and peacefully express their discontent at the voting booth. When Leftists speak of resistance they are fomenting the overthrow of the government.

In Doublespeak resistance means anarchy.

9. Social justice = Reverse discrimination

Social justice in a democracy is achieved through laws and Constitutional protections that guarantee equal rights, equal opportunity, and equal protection under the law. When Leftists speak of social justice they mean reverse discrimination where a two-tier system of justice is acceptable, where sanctuary cities that protect illegal alien felons are endorsed, and where anarchy and violence are fomented to effect social change.

In Doublespeak social justice means reverse discrimination.

10. Tolerance = Intolerance

The word tolerance has an inclusive connotation and is commonly understood to mean the ability or willingness to tolerate something, in particular the existence of opinions or behavior that one does not necessarily agree with. Synonyms for tolerance include acceptance, open-mindedness, forbearance.

In Doublespeak tolerance is synonymous with intolerance – the opposite of tolerance. It is exclusively awarded to those who LOOK differently and withheld from those who THINK differently. Leftists tolerate differences in race, gender, ethnicity, and socio-economic status but are extremely intolerant of differences of opinion.

© Linda Goudsmit

Weaker in Review 6-6-17

 

Random Oddservations   We have gone from a society that  (with our vehicles) values saving gas and being slow and reasonable, to one that races away in luxurious splendor.  Even Cadillac has changed their image from an “old fogies’” car to the latest flashiest millennial hot rod.

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Books and websites you need to avoid:  One physicists journey from evolutionist to creationist.  http://www.revealedtruth.com/

Rock-It™  Gentle Giant   Few albums and very distinctive music.

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Weaker in Review 6-2-217

Random Oddservations™  The weirdo’s are getting weirder!

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  • I want gopher rights!!! In the state of Washington if inspectors determine gophers could be present on a landowner’s property, the landowner is then required to take significant steps to protect the gophers from any potential harm.“In one case, because inspectors discovered a single mound of dirt indicating the possible presence of gophers on an eight-acre parcel of land during a site review, Steve and Deborah McLain have been unable to get a permit to build a home on their property for more than a year, despite offering to cede the acre surrounding the mound as protected gopher habitat,” McGrady reported.  The tax, which would be about $42,000 per property, would reportedly be used to help build protected habitat for gophers in other parts of the county. http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/05/28/environmental-insanity-in-washington-state-gophers-are-more-important-than-people/

 

Web site to avoid:  http://www.sound-doctrine.net/

Rock-It™  Weather Report  especially the album “Heavy Weather”

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