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My Taki’s Magazine column breaks an important news story: the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has finally started breaking out motor vehicle traffic fatalities by race, and it turns out that blacks began driving much more recklessly (a.k.a., wreckfully) as soon as the Racial Reckoning was declared after George Floyd’s death on May 25, 2020.

THE UNTOLD STORY:

The Racial Reckoning on the Roads

Steve Sailer

June 08, 2021

As I may have mentioned once or twice over the past year, the media-declared “racial reckoning” following the death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, has been getting a lot of blacks murdered by other blacks. But I am not being ironic in saying that I am now stunned to find out that motor vehicle fatalities among blacks similarly soared 36 percent in June–December 2020 versus the same period in 2019, compared with a 9 percent increase among the rest of the population. …

In the tumultuous first month of the racial reckoning, 743 black people were killed in traffic fatalities, up from 478 in June 2019, a 55 percent increase.

Everybody else’s driving got worse as well as the cops retreated to the donut shop, but nowhere near as much:

This may be one of the more striking findings in the social sciences in recent years: that the triumph of the Black Lives Matter movement has managed to very quickly get more blacks killed in two quite different ways: murders and car crashes.

If only somebody could figure out a rationalization for why the huge increase in black traffic fatalities during the racial reckoning was the fault of White Supremacy, this problem might get some media attention.

Read the whole thing there.

 
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  1. Well, they seem to be shooting at each other from car to car more–at least in Chicago–so maybe that has something to do with it.

    • Replies: @Gamecock
    @JimDandy


    Well, they seem to be shooting at each other from car to car more–at least in Chicago–so maybe that has something to do with it.
     
    A dilemma: If they are shot while driving and crash, did they die from the car crash or by being shot?

    Answer: Covid.
    , @Hans
    @JimDandy

    You disrespecting Atlanta.

    The answer is Caboose Yoga wif Jessamyn Stanley who is "de-polluting" yoga - https://news.yahoo.com/yoga-teacher-jessamyn-stanley-believes-183415616.html

    Here is the All-You-Can-Eat Buffet posture - https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/eRaMZJXU7kEScgVLTL4ZCA--/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTcwNTtoPTgxNy44O2NmPXdlYnA-/https://s.yimg.com/uu/api/res/1.2/SxUrveCHP5CEbledse1P0g--~B/aD0xNzQwO3c9MTUwMDthcHBpZD15dGFjaHlvbg--/https://media.zenfs.com/en/people_218/fffd8fd9ec975aeb33bd9717c70867f0

    , @Hans
    @JimDandy

    You disrespecting Atlanta.

    The answer is Caboose Yoga wif Jessamyn Stanley who is "de-polluting" yoga - https://news.yahoo.com/yoga-teacher-jessamyn-stanley-believes-183415616.html

  2. • Replies: @El Dato
    @kaganovitch

    Summer is gonna be HOT HOT HOT.

    Replies: @Bubba

    , @RadicalCenter
    @kaganovitch

    Bitch tries that with our vehicle and she’ll get both my wife and even one of our young children returning fire. We need just one famous incident of resistance where the aggressors and their vehicle are blown away in lawful self-defense to see the deterrent effect. The Bernhard Goetz of the freeway, so to speak.

  3. #AntiRacismKills

    “Anti-Racist” depolicing causes not only more street crime, gang violence, mayhem and murder. It also causes reckless or aggressive driving

    Police probably know the black driving style and bad car maintenance. Just avoid stopping such cars to avoid trouble with Blacks.

    #RacismSavesLives
    “Racist” merciless relentless stop-and-frisk avoids such “Ferguson effect” and greatly reduces Black murder rates

    #BLM is unapologetic about the Black Lives lost because of BLM policies.

    #BlackLivesMatter2Racist

    BLM’s opponents, race realists like isteve and his readers, and the law and order crowd effectively saves Black Lives

    More at 4Racism.org

    • Agree: PaceLaw
  4. Have you followed the story out of LA,where the little boy was shot in a road rage incident.
    They found the culprits. A female Asian and a male,the shooter,from God knows what ethnicity. Some kind of Central American?? A freak idiot.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Gaspar DeLaFunk

    The shooter's eyes make Charles Manson's seem warm and twinkly.

    Replies: @tyrone, @AR in Illinois, @duncsbaby

    , @Jack D
    @Gaspar DeLaFunk


    a male,the shooter,from God knows what ethnicity. Some kind of Central American?
     
    Marcus Anthony Eriz is not a typical Central American name. In many photos, he is heavily bearded in a way that most Central Americans are not (Amerindians don't have much facial hair). It seems like he is just an all American guy with a fondness for guns and cars who worked in an auto body shop. His ancestors must have come from somewhere but it is of little relevance - he is as American as apple pie. If Marcus had just won an Olympic medal for America (shooting?) would you trying to disassociate yourself from him?

    Obviously shooting at cars is not a good idea but Marcus probably didn't intend to kill anyone. The baby mama (there is no mention of a father in any of the news reports) had just given him the finger because Marcus had just cut her off. He decided to put a bullet hole in her car as a lasting reminder not to do that to people and unfortunately it was a unlucky shot and hit the kid in the back seat. Donations are pouring in to the baby mama but her judgment in giving the finger to a stranger was not much better than Marcus's. She is also appears to be of some sort of indeterminate ancestry as are most Californians in 2021. Welcome to idiocracy!

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @Clyde, @jon, @photondancer, @duncsbaby

  5. @Gaspar DeLaFunk
    Have you followed the story out of LA,where the little boy was shot in a road rage incident.
    They found the culprits. A female Asian and a male,the shooter,from God knows what ethnicity. Some kind of Central American?? A freak idiot.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Jack D

    The shooter’s eyes make Charles Manson’s seem warm and twinkly.

    • Agree: Adam Smith
    • LOL: Hangnail Hans
    • Replies: @tyrone
    @Steve Sailer

    Yes, but the swastika forehead tattoo gives Manson the edge.

    , @AR in Illinois
    @Steve Sailer

    Yeah, he's only missing the swastika forehead tattoo

    , @duncsbaby
    @Steve Sailer

    Yo.

  6. Oh dear….

    when mutants are introduced into the MCU, I want Magneto to be African American and his motivation all stems from everything we’ve all had to endure being Black in America

    Tell that story Marvel

    I swear to god if the MCU brings in Magneto and they erase his Jewish heritage you all will NEVER hear the end of it from me

    If you thought I was annoying about Spider-Man sh[**] just wait until it’s something that actually matters

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
    @syonredux

    Time to switch to Arktoons?

    , @El Dato
    @syonredux

    ENOUGH!

    May Lord Jaggar protect us from the mutant spawn and their telepathic Dominator overlords.

    https://i.postimg.cc/XqMq0jMq/The-Iron-Dream-1st-edition.jpg

    (image from Wikipedia etc.)

    Also:

    We may not get Hunter for his corruption & cronyism, but we may get him because he said "Nigga" (sic) in a message.

    Hunter Biden used N-word in messages with his lawyer, even SEXTED him by accident – media

    Replies: @Dan Hayes, @TWS, @Calvin Hobbes

    , @Redneck farmer
    @syonredux

    Someone is going to get a lesson in who has the power in Hollywood.

    , @Altai
    @syonredux

    Fortunately the aspect of Magneto's character that has him righteously killing goyim non-mutants whose country fought Nazi Germany because the holocaust or something, (While being played in films by the very non-Jewish looking Ian McKellen and Michael Fassbender) is likely to be retired since it is no longer possible to have stories set in the present day and Magneto be old enough to have personally witnessed those things.

    But they'll likely retain that aspect and make him black, why not South African? Again, all that has to happen is somebody in that boardroom bring it up and now what do the pale white male leaders do? Say no? Good luck with that.

    Replies: @Papinian, @Sick of Orcs, @Alfa158, @Stan Adams

    , @Joe Magarac
    @syonredux

    I was wondering who reads superhero comics these days. And yes I was a big fan of them as a kid, but it doesn't appear to be kids like former me who read them now.

    Looks like it's "grown ass" adults who think of being saved by Superman is a viable political model.

    , @AnotherDad
    @syonredux

    This deal where people--even adults!!!--care about and are even excited by crap from comic books is beyond me. It's hard to imagine anything more boring.

    The world is full of interest. And people pay attention to comic crap.

    I didn't even care about that junk when i was a kid. Adults? What's going on in such brains?

    , @Triteleia Laxa
    @syonredux

    Let's say they introduce these "mutants" in 2025 and they make "Magneto" 35 years old. What would be the racial oppression he might experience as black?



    Long boring post after this:

    Maybe he decides to kill all of humanity because, despite getting 1100 on the SAT, which is really good for a black person, he only got offers to 4 of the Ivies?

    Black people do suffer plenty in America, but none of it is because of their skin colour.

    A much better black Magneto, than "racial oppression" Magneto, would be a nebbish, anxious type of black character, who gets bullied by all of the black kids at school for "acting white".

    He gets robbed on the street, because he lives in a black neighbourhood. His father is a stranger to him, while his mother uses him as a replacement and is obnoxious and overbearing.

    He hates it all and he hates being black, it makes him hate himself. This settles in his subconscious, so he can't fully articulate it and realise it, but, driving him, is a deep need to bring humanity to his level of deep self hatred, so that he no longer feels inferior.

    The problem would be that he would need to be stupid. Like really, really stupid, like Kendi or someone. Even the shlockiest of scriptwriters would keel over in embarrassment when trying to write his dialogue.

    "Racist ideas make people of color think less of themselves, which makes them more vulnerable to racist ideas."

    It is like he read the joke:

    "I always try to limit my drinks by telling myself that I've had enough. The problem is that, after I've had a few drinks, I also tell myself "don't listen to that guy, he's drunk."

    But Kendi is too stupid to understand why the joke makes sense. The joke gives agency to the drunk, which means the drunk can spiral.

  7. I used to do a lot of driving in the US, and the worst motorists were in heavily-black Fulton County, GA.

    • Replies: @JMcG
    @The Alarmist

    I’ve never seen anything like the maniacs in the Boston area.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @Dutch Boy, @Bill

    , @Buffalo Joe
    @The Alarmist

    Alarmist, border crossing Canadians. They never, ever follow the posted speed. You're doing 72 MPH in a 65 zone and they zoom past you on the right going 85. But the border is closed so driving on the I-90 is good again.

    , @Hapalong Cassidy
    @The Alarmist

    Atlanta and the surrounding metro area are the only place in the country where they cover up potholes with metal plates. Or at least I have yet to see them in any other place I’ve driven.

    , @GamecockJerry
    @The Alarmist

    I live in Fulton County GA - Word!

    , @ex-banker
    @The Alarmist

    I was proud of myself for coming up with my own isteve-ian observation a few years ago as I taught my kids to drive. In most white families, learning to drive is a right of passage. The father typically introduces his kids not to just the basics of driving, but also to the unwritten rules of the road: respect for the fact that one is driving a potential killing machine, defensive driving, how to merge safely, how to deal with rain and snow etc. It's a bonding experience that reinforces responsibility and safety. My observation is that non-whites (Asians and Hispanics in my area), learning is limited to mandatory driving school that effectively becomes a box checking exercise. Driving is all about getting from point A to point B. The sense of responsibility is completely missing.

    Another blow to civilization from diversity.

    , @S. Anonyia
    @The Alarmist

    Yes. They tail you and cut you off going 80+ mph. Then get off the interstate everyone goes 10 mph like they are lost in their own city. When I am forced to pass through the hell of Atlanta I find a semi to lumber behind because I know there will be less dangerous weaving around them.

  8. @syonredux
    Oh dear....

    when mutants are introduced into the MCU, I want Magneto to be African American and his motivation all stems from everything we’ve all had to endure being Black in America

    Tell that story Marvel
     

    I swear to god if the MCU brings in Magneto and they erase his Jewish heritage you all will NEVER hear the end of it from me

    If you thought I was annoying about Spider-Man sh[**] just wait until it's something that actually matters

     

    https://twitter.com/vicious696/status/1402333893563338752


    https://twitter.com/troyoboyo17/status/1402483482291437569

    Replies: @The Alarmist, @El Dato, @Redneck farmer, @Altai, @Joe Magarac, @AnotherDad, @Triteleia Laxa

    Time to switch to Arktoons?

  9. @syonredux
    Oh dear....

    when mutants are introduced into the MCU, I want Magneto to be African American and his motivation all stems from everything we’ve all had to endure being Black in America

    Tell that story Marvel
     

    I swear to god if the MCU brings in Magneto and they erase his Jewish heritage you all will NEVER hear the end of it from me

    If you thought I was annoying about Spider-Man sh[**] just wait until it's something that actually matters

     

    https://twitter.com/vicious696/status/1402333893563338752


    https://twitter.com/troyoboyo17/status/1402483482291437569

    Replies: @The Alarmist, @El Dato, @Redneck farmer, @Altai, @Joe Magarac, @AnotherDad, @Triteleia Laxa

    ENOUGH!

    May Lord Jaggar protect us from the mutant spawn and their telepathic Dominator overlords.

    (image from Wikipedia etc.)

    Also:

    We may not get Hunter for his corruption & cronyism, but we may get him because he said “Nigga” (sic) in a message.

    Hunter Biden used N-word in messages with his lawyer, even SEXTED him by accident – media

    • Replies: @Dan Hayes
    @El Dato

    They always get you on the trivia - as Al Capone found!

    , @TWS
    @El Dato

    Picked up a signed copy of that years ago.

    , @Calvin Hobbes
    @El Dato


    We may not get Hunter for his corruption & cronyism, but we may get him because he said “Nigga” (sic) in a message.
     
    That Hunter will suffer more for having said (or texted or emailed or whatever it was) “Nigga” than for all the other stuff (foreign bribes, tax evasion, drugs, perjury, whores,...) is proof that America is now insane.

    I’m happy about anything bad that happens to Hunter. I’m not happy about America being insane.

  10. @kaganovitch
    I suspect that Black road rage incidents have also spiked; see for example
    https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/tennessee/articles/2021-06-07/woman-accused-of-shooting-into-suv-that-carried-4-small-kids

    Replies: @El Dato, @RadicalCenter

    Summer is gonna be HOT HOT HOT.

    • Replies: @Bubba
    @El Dato

    Indeed, but not like ex-New York Dolls David Johansen sang it over 30 years ago...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhZba-P7R18

  11. Well, I never…[huff].

    Obviously, the roads are reflecting their white supremacist origins. I’m sure the 1619 project elucidated the fact that roads were originally designed and used only for the purpose of transporting Black slaves.

    Get your act together, Steve. It’s 2021!

    • Replies: @guest007
    @Anarchoproctologist

    I have bee surprised that Steve has not picked up on the "tax code is race" meme that has been going around. Of course, too many conservative forget that virtually everything said by black activist is just another push to justify reparations including the 1619 project.

    , @al gore rhythms
    @Anarchoproctologist

    I have heard people say 'roads are racist'.

    And in fact, I was reading a book recently about the New York commissioner Robert Moses who deliberately made roads to his parks that had bridges over them which were too low for buses to get under, so that blacks in the city couldn't get to his parks.

    Rober Moses was of course not from a white Christian background (although apparently not interested in his Jewish heritage either) so this may help the man and his roads avoid cancellation.

    Replies: @El Dato, @Bubba

    , @Bragadocious
    @Anarchoproctologist

    It's worse than that. The blacks built the roads, like everything else in this country. They surveyed them, dug them, graded them, poured the concrete--all without being paid. And this was in the 1950s! These are their roads, so why shouldn't they drive like they own them? Also, when they pass through a toll, EZ-Pass should pay them, as part of the ongoing Pelosi-Schumer Toll Reparations project.

    , @ThreeCranes
    @Anarchoproctologist

    Agree. How can people of color be themselves if they must stay between the white lines?

  12. 1.”FUK DA PO” -CRASH!
    2. I suspect that deep down, the non-black members of the AP are glad black deaths are rising.

  13. @syonredux
    Oh dear....

    when mutants are introduced into the MCU, I want Magneto to be African American and his motivation all stems from everything we’ve all had to endure being Black in America

    Tell that story Marvel
     

    I swear to god if the MCU brings in Magneto and they erase his Jewish heritage you all will NEVER hear the end of it from me

    If you thought I was annoying about Spider-Man sh[**] just wait until it's something that actually matters

     

    https://twitter.com/vicious696/status/1402333893563338752


    https://twitter.com/troyoboyo17/status/1402483482291437569

    Replies: @The Alarmist, @El Dato, @Redneck farmer, @Altai, @Joe Magarac, @AnotherDad, @Triteleia Laxa

    Someone is going to get a lesson in who has the power in Hollywood.

  14. Well this is obviously a racist bias, gender assuming report! Haven’t you guys seen Driving Miss Daisy? Black men are calm, cheerful, and prudent people. Everyone wants to hire them to drive their old jewish mothers to the Piggly Wiggly.

    • Thanks: Hangnail Hans
    • LOL: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @fish
    @Mike Tre

    Don’t leave out “chock full of folksy wisdom”!

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

    , @Jack D
    @Mike Tre

    Being a chauffeur was one profession that was open to blacks in America as soon as cars were invented. Rich white people had no problem entrusting their lives to them. Driving is one of those visual-spatial type skills that doesn't seem to be affected (much) by the black handicap in IQ.

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @Mike Tre, @ThreeCranes

  15. It’s always more dangerous to drive in heavily black areas of a city. Their lower IQ causes them to have poor judgement in various traffic situations. One of the many advantages of being wealthier is that you don’t have to live in these areas and can avoid traffic accidents, including ones leading to possible death.

    Here in Indianapolis, the Hispanic population has jumped from one percent to ten percent in the last twenty years. They don’t drive as badly as blacks but still cause problems because of their recent arrival. People who have lived here their whole lives understand that the roads are covered with ice in the winter so you need to slow down but most recently arrived Hispanic immigrants haven’t figured that out yet. That causes a lot of accidents and near misses.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Mark G.

    Agreed, Mark. I got into a wreck downtown for which the insurance company told me I was to total out my car (nope, didn't happen) due to some 18 y/o black girl running the red light one night*. She was still on the same phone call to her Mom after the wreck that she'd been on before the wreck! Anyway, even though that's a pretty direct route for a lot of places, I just skip going directly through downtown as much as possible. I don't need the hassle.

    .

    * I saw it coming but not in enough time to completely stop. Were I about 10 ft behind, I would have smashed her right in her driver's side door.

    Replies: @Jim Christian

    , @Seneca44
    @Mark G.

    My adult daughter lives in Baltimore and has had several black induced car accidents. The last one has finally given her some insight that she should consider living somewhere else.
    She was at a stoplight behind a school bus and police car; behind her was a 7 series late model BMW driven by a vibrant Baltimoron. The police car got a call and ran through the stoplight with light and sirens; the BMW driver apparently thought that meant it was time to go so he accelerated into my daughter's rear panel. When he got out, he was obviously high on opioids with pin point pupils and was covered in the bowl of Captain Crunch he was eating as he drove. The damage to her 12 year old car was pretty minimal and the pistol easily visible in the passenger seat of the BMW made her cheerily dismiss the accident and let the BMW driver go on his way. Even she realizes the 100+ ways this interaction could have gone sideways and is now looking to relocate.

    , @Ris_Eruwaedhiel
    @Mark G.

    Blacks are also prone to walk right out in front of traffic, expecting the drivers to stop for them. A deadly combination of stupidity and arrogance.

    People don't stop for stop signs in parts of Newark, NJ, because it's too dangerous.

    , @sasu
    @Mark G.

    Mexicans are still the only people I've ever seen drive on the sidewalk, or just floor it down a residential street. Hit buildings in some wacky "I Love Lucy" gas pedal-brake switchup.

  16. @Steve Sailer
    @Gaspar DeLaFunk

    The shooter's eyes make Charles Manson's seem warm and twinkly.

    Replies: @tyrone, @AR in Illinois, @duncsbaby

    Yes, but the swastika forehead tattoo gives Manson the edge.

  17. DWO- Driving while Oriental. Especially the females recently arrived on our shores. How do they fare in the racial wreckening? All in all my experience with black drivers is they drive too damn slow and block me getting where I want to go. I figure their on board computers (brains) cannot process road information quickly enough. For whites, they win just about all automobile races.

  18. @syonredux
    Oh dear....

    when mutants are introduced into the MCU, I want Magneto to be African American and his motivation all stems from everything we’ve all had to endure being Black in America

    Tell that story Marvel
     

    I swear to god if the MCU brings in Magneto and they erase his Jewish heritage you all will NEVER hear the end of it from me

    If you thought I was annoying about Spider-Man sh[**] just wait until it's something that actually matters

     

    https://twitter.com/vicious696/status/1402333893563338752


    https://twitter.com/troyoboyo17/status/1402483482291437569

    Replies: @The Alarmist, @El Dato, @Redneck farmer, @Altai, @Joe Magarac, @AnotherDad, @Triteleia Laxa

    Fortunately the aspect of Magneto’s character that has him righteously killing goyim non-mutants whose country fought Nazi Germany because the holocaust or something, (While being played in films by the very non-Jewish looking Ian McKellen and Michael Fassbender) is likely to be retired since it is no longer possible to have stories set in the present day and Magneto be old enough to have personally witnessed those things.

    But they’ll likely retain that aspect and make him black, why not South African? Again, all that has to happen is somebody in that boardroom bring it up and now what do the pale white male leaders do? Say no? Good luck with that.

    • Agree: bomag
    • Replies: @Papinian
    @Altai

    Yes, in fact, that is what the pale white guy is supposed to do.

    I'm in a committee that plans some community events. A few months ago, a couple of the committee members made plans to dedicate a month-long series to BLM. They were doing it in the manner of a coup, saying things like, "I don't think too many people will object." I opposed it and I won.

    Even though I had a lot of leverage in the situation, I still could have been fired—but the organization sided with me. I think a lot of people don't want to make waves, but if somebody does make a fuss about this stuff, they'll take his side.

    , @Sick of Orcs
    @Altai

    The name alone is awesome: MAGNEGRO

    , @Alfa158
    @Altai

    I looked up Magneto. The character’s name is Max Eisenhardt and he is a Holocaust survivor, so it won’t be so easy replacing him in Hollywood. Cape comics were mostly invented by Jewish writers. Notice that they pretty much have the same concept: Super characters who are a tiny minority in their society, mostly look like the majority, are superior to the majority, yet are somehow still oppressed by the bigoted dullards.
    As to his age he doesn’t need to be a literal survivor, there are Jews who claim victimhood because they self-describe as third generation Holocaust survivors.

    , @Stan Adams
    @Altai


    (While being played in films by the very non-Jewish looking Ian McKellen and Michael Fassbender)
     
    Ironically, McKellen played an aging Nazi war criminal in Apt Pupil, directed by Bryan Singer, who directed the first X-Men movie.

    (I know he directed the first one; I neither know nor care whether he directed any of the others.)



    Apt Pupil also featured Brad Renfro, who had a habit of working with pedophilic directors. Renfro also appeared in Bully, which was directed by ... the convicted pedophile (I forget his name - is it Hispanic?) who made a creepy movie called Kids. Kids was released by a Disney subsidiary. IIRC, the Southern Baptists cited this as one of their reasons for boycotting Disney back in the late '90s.

    Singer also directed Valkyrie starring Tom Cruise, who may or may not be the victim of a gay blackmail scheme by the Church of Scientology. That movie had some out-of-place gay overtones - there was a weird scene where a young Nazi soldier was walking around the Reich Chancellery gazing semi-longingly at an older Nazi played by Tom Wilkinson.

    I saw Valkyrie in the theater on the day after Christmas. Having seen Downfall (also in the theater) a few years earlier, I couldn't suspend my disbelief long enough to enjoy the movie.
  19. Knigrows also are almost always in a state of intoxication throughout the day from alcohol and/or illegal drugs. Often they are partaking while actually driving.

    This, along with hinky registration, licenses in various names (to avoid the law), badly maintained cars, outstanding warrants, etc. are part of the reason that a routine traffic stop often turns into a melee.

    • Agree: ThreeCranes
  20. This needless carnage on the highways is all because of systemic racism in the automotive industry. If one would only grab a lug wrench and flip over the carefully fitted racist rocks seamlessly covering the potholes in the highway to equality, they would find that Black Americans were redlined every time they went car shopping and were steered into the purchase and usurious financing of both new and used cars of inferior quality and safety. Think a brand new no down payment Chrysler 300 Dindumobile with the biggest engine and rims option or a used BMW with 60 days left on its timing belt and a doo-dad laden brake system on the verge of failure.

    • LOL: Carol
  21. The more coddled a group the more like big babies they act. Big babies are terrible drivers.

    • Replies: @James Speaks
    @Doktor Jeep

    In a defensive driving course, you will learn that assuming you have the right of way and/or assuming the other driver will get out of your way is a common cause for collisions. It's not surprising that as negroes gain a sense of entitlement that their death rate grows.

    , @Uncle Dan
    @Doktor Jeep

    And the worse they behave, the more they are coddled. Fortunately, we know that if something cannot go on forever, it will stop.

  22. The reason that many Blacks die on the roads is that white supremacy decreed that Americans should drive on the wrong side of the road. ‘Sobvious.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @dearieme


    The reason that many Blacks die on the roads is that white supremacy decreed that Americans should drive on the wrong side of the road. ‘Sobvious.
     
    Tsk-tsk, tuk-tuk. Thailand has the deadliest toads in the world.

    Why are Thailand’s roads among the deadliest in the world?

    Deadly example: Thai drunk drivers to be sent to work in morgue

    https://edarchive.maps.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/thailand-454789_1920.jpg


    East Africa is nothing to brag about, either.

  23. Aside from discouraged cops, what’s driving the fatalities per mile up is speed. Fewer cars means the ones left have room to play. Having driven in NYC for 15 years, I can tell you without a doubt that blacks (and Puerto Ricans) drive much faster than everyone else.

    The change in speeds has shown up in the severity of commercial truck crashes, too.

    In what I guess is good news nowadays, the gun homicide count post St Floyd day in 2021 is roughly the same as 2020, adjusting for the maturity of the data. Murder rates in the US have at least stabilized.

  24. Anon[369] • Disclaimer says:

    There has been a decline in seatbelt use.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/ncdot-officials-seeing-a-significant-decrease-in-seat-belt-use-statewide/ar-AAKySXp

    NCDOT officials seeing a significant decrease in seat belt use statewide

    …Mark Ezzell, the North Carolina Highway Safety Program Director, said four years ago the seat belt rate in Mecklenburg County was 93%.

    “We tested last year and found it was at 83%,” Ezzell said.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9655937/Deaths-involving-unbelted-people-ejected-cars-rocket-20-year.html

    Why have Americans stopped wearing seatbelts? Deaths involving unbelted people being ejected from cars rocket by 20% in a year even though roads were quieter during COVID lockdowns

    …[T]here were 11,883 deaths of people not wearing seatbelts in 2020 but just 10,369 in 2019, an increase of 15%. The number of deaths among people wearing seatbelts went down 3%, from 11,844 deaths in 2019 to 11,512 in 2020.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Anon

    The largest percentage of deaths is from not wearing seatbelts.

    https://twitter.com/nan_point/status/1353727234427777025?s=20

    , @lysias
    @Anon

    I imagine police enforcement of the seatbelt mandate has dropped a lot. Especially against black drivers.

    , @Buffalo Joe
    @Anon

    ThreeSixNine, lax enforcement by decree and no consequence when ticketed and you fail to pay your fine or fines, which are inherently racist by the way. Anyhow, how can blacks wear a seltbelt when they are basically reclining in the driver's seat? How can you drive with the seat on full tilt and your right arm draped across the back of the passenger seat?

    , @JerseyJeffersonian
    @Anon

    While my dad was in flight training during WWII, he saw the value of seatbelts. When he mustered out, he bought some military surplus seatbelts and installed them in the family car. This was in the late forties or early fifties, way before any civilians were using them.

    Using his GI Bill monies, he became a human factors engineer, with a strong interest in safety. His research company did the study for the DOT on improving rearview mirror configurations that ultimately led to the passenger side mirror being made to be convex to help eliminate blind spots.

    My wife and I live in the house that he designed (with lots of input from my mom). It is in California Contemporary style, redwood sided, and with lots of picture windows. He had to get an architect to sign off on the design for structural integrity and code compliance, but this was not a problem, and it was built in 1957. Amusingly, getting the construction loan was an issue here in architecturally conservative Southern New Jersey; loan officer was worried that they might find no buyer if the loan went bad for some reason, but he eventually relented. Living here is but one of many reminders of my parents, people who came from humble beginnings, but because of their intelligence, pluck, and resilience contributed to the US. I miss them every day.

    , @Uncle Dan
    @Anon

    Seat belts are like 12 years of free public education: some people use them, some don’t.

    , @Corn
    @Anon

    Obesity rates are higher than ever. Many people probably find wearing seat belts uncomfortable. Sad

  25. I have been knocked off the road in West Texas three times, two stop sign runners and one trying to pass me while I was turning into an apartment complex. My Mom and Aunt both knocked off the road, one rear ender, one red light runner, a cousin blasted off the road by a stop sign runner, a friend’s car destroyed in his driveway by a joy rider, and so forth; but, every offender was White male/White female. At least the DUI wreckage in around here is almost 100% Hispanic. Perhaps there just aren’t enough Blacks locally to kick up the statistics.

    My theory of driving is: if you are that bad at something so easy and at which we get daily practise, what kind of intergalactic fucktard are you going to be at something difficult and demanding?

    So thinking about that, driving might actually be a racial litmus test.

    • Agree: notsaying
    • Replies: @Uncle Dan
    @theMann

    These accidents are not cause by people with insufficient skills. They’re just reckless. It’s almost as if they didn’t care if they lived or died.

    , @Dr. Dre
    @theMann

    Oh great. Now the Chinese have rocket ships.

  26. By 1976, The Limited operated 100 stores. Two years later, Wexner risked bankrupting the company when he borrowed $30 million to acquire the logistics company Mast Industries, which operated a dozen factories in Asia and contracted with hundreds of others around the world. The gamble proved to be Wexner’s genius move, akin to McDonald’s revolutionizing fast food. By controlling production and shipping, Wexner globalized the apparel business.

    Wexner may have been CEO, but it seemed that his mother, Bella, was the boss. For 34 years she served as The Limited’s corporate secretary. A former executive recalled that Bella belittled her son in meetings when she didn’t like his ideas. “It’ll never work! Don’t do it!” Bella would yell in front of his staff. “I remember sitting there thinking, How dare this woman?” the executive said. Les seemed to be terrified of Bella. According to Meister, Les would sometimes stay at Meister’s house in Palm Beach so that Bella, whose Palm Beach house was near Les’s, wouldn’t know Les was in town. “He was afraid of her. She was running his life,” Meister said.

    We’re living in Wexnerworld

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @Desiderius

    In 1991, Wexner cofounded a philanthropic organization of Jewish billionaires known as the Mega Group, which uses some of its vast resources to shape Middle East policy. In 2003, Wexner’s foundation commissioned GOP messaging guru Frank Luntz to advise American Jewish leaders on how to rally support for Israel. “For a year—a SOLID YEAR—you should be invoking the name of Saddam Hussein and how Israel was always behind American efforts to rid the world of this ruthless dictator and liberate their people,” Luntz’s recommendation stated.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @J.Ross

  27. @The Alarmist
    I used to do a lot of driving in the US, and the worst motorists were in heavily-black Fulton County, GA.

    Replies: @JMcG, @Buffalo Joe, @Hapalong Cassidy, @GamecockJerry, @ex-banker, @S. Anonyia

    I’ve never seen anything like the maniacs in the Boston area.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @JMcG

    JMcG, Philly. All you need to drive in Philly is a horn and a upraised middle finger, sometimes two.

    Replies: @AceDeuce

    , @Dutch Boy
    @JMcG

    Coincidentally, I remarked to my wife the other day that I had seen an extraordinary number of cars running red lights lately (this is in the San Diego, CA area which is not particularly well-known for maniac drivers). My favorite was the guy who went around me and another car into the left turn lane to run the light. There have also have been several freeway wrong-way drivers causing fatalities of late.

    Replies: @JMcG

    , @Bill
    @JMcG

    I never fail to be impressed by the skill of Boston drivers.

  28. Anonymous[369] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon
    There has been a decline in seatbelt use.


    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/ncdot-officials-seeing-a-significant-decrease-in-seat-belt-use-statewide/ar-AAKySXp

    NCDOT officials seeing a significant decrease in seat belt use statewide

    ...Mark Ezzell, the North Carolina Highway Safety Program Director, said four years ago the seat belt rate in Mecklenburg County was 93%.

    “We tested last year and found it was at 83%," Ezzell said.
     


    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9655937/Deaths-involving-unbelted-people-ejected-cars-rocket-20-year.html

    Why have Americans stopped wearing seatbelts? Deaths involving unbelted people being ejected from cars rocket by 20% in a year even though roads were quieter during COVID lockdowns

    ...[T]here were 11,883 deaths of people not wearing seatbelts in 2020 but just 10,369 in 2019, an increase of 15%. The number of deaths among people wearing seatbelts went down 3%, from 11,844 deaths in 2019 to 11,512 in 2020.

     

    Replies: @Anonymous, @lysias, @Buffalo Joe, @JerseyJeffersonian, @Uncle Dan, @Corn

    The largest percentage of deaths is from not wearing seatbelts.

  29. It would not be a surprise to learn that relevant bodies have much more detailed statistics, strictly for in-house uses, which could shed more light on this topic. How many of the fatalities were due to mishandling the getaway car after committing a crime, for example? One Chicago site has stories like

    https://cwbchicago.com/2021/06/source-car-linked-to-citywide-robbery-spree-crashed-burned-minutes-after-final-heist-leaving-passenger-dead.html

    fairly regularly. Incidents tending to show links between black involvement in crime and fatal car crashes may be being glided over deliberately.

    Moreover, the age and model of vehicles involved the crashes must be logged by competent authorities, surely. Are certain models more likely to be favoured by “boy racers” and end up in mangled, smoking heaps down ravines? And extensive data on profiles of drivers of vehicles in fatal crashes probably exist also. But not for public consumption or comment.

  30. @Desiderius
    https://twitter.com/DarrenJBeattie/status/1402437326085701633?s=20

    By 1976, The Limited operated 100 stores. Two years later, Wexner risked bankrupting the company when he borrowed $30 million to acquire the logistics company Mast Industries, which operated a dozen factories in Asia and contracted with hundreds of others around the world. The gamble proved to be Wexner’s genius move, akin to McDonald’s revolutionizing fast food. By controlling production and shipping, Wexner globalized the apparel business.

    Wexner may have been CEO, but it seemed that his mother, Bella, was the boss. For 34 years she served as The Limited’s corporate secretary. A former executive recalled that Bella belittled her son in meetings when she didn’t like his ideas. “It’ll never work! Don’t do it!” Bella would yell in front of his staff. “I remember sitting there thinking, How dare this woman?” the executive said. Les seemed to be terrified of Bella. According to Meister, Les would sometimes stay at Meister’s house in Palm Beach so that Bella, whose Palm Beach house was near Les’s, wouldn’t know Les was in town. “He was afraid of her. She was running his life,” Meister said.

    We’re living in Wexnerworld

    Replies: @Desiderius

    In 1991, Wexner cofounded a philanthropic organization of Jewish billionaires known as the Mega Group, which uses some of its vast resources to shape Middle East policy. In 2003, Wexner’s foundation commissioned GOP messaging guru Frank Luntz to advise American Jewish leaders on how to rally support for Israel. “For a year—a SOLID YEAR—you should be invoking the name of Saddam Hussein and how Israel was always behind American efforts to rid the world of this ruthless dictator and liberate their people,” Luntz’s recommendation stated.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @Desiderius


    One of the tragic ironies of the story is that Wexner’s teenage customer base was made up of the kinds of girls that Epstein preyed upon.
     
    It’s tragic alright, but nothing ironic about it. It’s all of a piece.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    , @J.Ross
    @Desiderius

    ... so making somebody do something is the same thing as being behind them ... interesting ...

    Replies: @Desiderius

  31. @Anarchoproctologist
    Well, I never...[huff].

    Obviously, the roads are reflecting their white supremacist origins. I’m sure the 1619 project elucidated the fact that roads were originally designed and used only for the purpose of transporting Black slaves.

    Get your act together, Steve. It’s 2021!

    Replies: @guest007, @al gore rhythms, @Bragadocious, @ThreeCranes

    I have bee surprised that Steve has not picked up on the “tax code is race” meme that has been going around. Of course, too many conservative forget that virtually everything said by black activist is just another push to justify reparations including the 1619 project.

  32. @Altai
    @syonredux

    Fortunately the aspect of Magneto's character that has him righteously killing goyim non-mutants whose country fought Nazi Germany because the holocaust or something, (While being played in films by the very non-Jewish looking Ian McKellen and Michael Fassbender) is likely to be retired since it is no longer possible to have stories set in the present day and Magneto be old enough to have personally witnessed those things.

    But they'll likely retain that aspect and make him black, why not South African? Again, all that has to happen is somebody in that boardroom bring it up and now what do the pale white male leaders do? Say no? Good luck with that.

    Replies: @Papinian, @Sick of Orcs, @Alfa158, @Stan Adams

    Yes, in fact, that is what the pale white guy is supposed to do.

    I’m in a committee that plans some community events. A few months ago, a couple of the committee members made plans to dedicate a month-long series to BLM. They were doing it in the manner of a coup, saying things like, “I don’t think too many people will object.” I opposed it and I won.

    Even though I had a lot of leverage in the situation, I still could have been fired—but the organization sided with me. I think a lot of people don’t want to make waves, but if somebody does make a fuss about this stuff, they’ll take his side.

    • Agree: Colin Wright
  33. If only somebody could figure out a rationalization for why the huge increase in black traffic fatalities during the racial reckoning was the fault of White Supremacy

    Expect the rationalization to involve poverty, the disproportionate reliance on public transport, and loss of public transport during the Covid. I don’t for a moment believe it works, but it will be hard to argue in tweets.

    Perhaps real culprit is Twitter who elevated the wise crack to the debate equivalent of a drive by shooting.

  34. Don’t you know that vehicle design has a long history of racism? Cars are built using ergonomics research conducted on white bodies. Car interiors are not the right shapes for Black and Brown bodies, which are literally oppressed from every angle and forced to operate cars in conditions of discomfort.

    • LOL: photondancer
  35. @Mark G.
    It's always more dangerous to drive in heavily black areas of a city. Their lower IQ causes them to have poor judgement in various traffic situations. One of the many advantages of being wealthier is that you don't have to live in these areas and can avoid traffic accidents, including ones leading to possible death.

    Here in Indianapolis, the Hispanic population has jumped from one percent to ten percent in the last twenty years. They don't drive as badly as blacks but still cause problems because of their recent arrival. People who have lived here their whole lives understand that the roads are covered with ice in the winter so you need to slow down but most recently arrived Hispanic immigrants haven't figured that out yet. That causes a lot of accidents and near misses.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Seneca44, @Ris_Eruwaedhiel, @sasu

    Agreed, Mark. I got into a wreck downtown for which the insurance company told me I was to total out my car (nope, didn’t happen) due to some 18 y/o black girl running the red light one night*. She was still on the same phone call to her Mom after the wreck that she’d been on before the wreck! Anyway, even though that’s a pretty direct route for a lot of places, I just skip going directly through downtown as much as possible. I don’t need the hassle.

    .

    * I saw it coming but not in enough time to completely stop. Were I about 10 ft behind, I would have smashed her right in her driver’s side door.

    • Replies: @Jim Christian
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Acchie! You live near blacks? I recommend 70 to 150 miles of separation between you, your family and your business and said herds of blacks. Always. In my racist mind, there's never, ever enough distance. They hate us, I respect that. Because I don't like those racist shits either. They started this shit anew 10 years ago. Let them fix their own infrastructure. I got no use for the murderous bastards. Sorry for the candy coating.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

  36. Some quick math suggests that the baseline had a roughly proportionate ratio of deaths by racial category. There may be a small difference, but I won’t bother with the significance, because it’s relatively small. The post ratio is closer to some other ratios we’ve seen mentioned recently.

  37. Socal Supers presents:

    Hood Corvette Drivers:

    Drop a gear and disappear!

    Hood Hellcat Drivers:

    “We doin’ 170….we good!”

    • Replies: @mmack
    @The Wild Geese Howard

    The dangers of youts hooning a pickup truck in an intersection:

    https://youtu.be/jRF4e4RE-EI

    Replies: @El Dato

    , @mmack
    @The Wild Geese Howard

    Also,

    "To err is human. To really f--k up you'll need a Ford Mustang." 😬

    https://youtu.be/cVyBaX6sCd4

    And we used to make fun of guys who drove Trans Ams back inna day.🤦🏻‍♂️

  38. I just read the article. This is indeed a scoop, Steve, and I commend you for that. As you say, it’ll take some finagling for the Lyin’ Press to come up with a way to blame it on White people, so’s that it’ll be “fit to print”.

    With Jim Lassiter’s inspiration, I’ve got an idea. Black people are being low-profiled by the dealers! C’mon journalists, whaddya’ need a refresher course? It’s all styling and profiling nowadays!

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I used the phrase "styling and profiling" because that's what my mechanic friend uses when describing the black guys that buy BMWs and Mercede's with 120,000 miles on them, not expecting to spend any serious money on upkeep. Spoiler alert: That doesn't last long, and they either drive them into scrap, or their car sits for years at the shop till a change in ownership, because the "payment plan" isn't happening and "hey, I didn't need all that work. I just wanted it running again."

    That all said, I gave a ride to a nice black guy I met while traveling (to save him an Uber ride), and he had shown me pics of his cherry '69 Camaro, some cool fixed-up old jeeps, and such, and he drives cars across the country in one of those up-to-3-car flat-beds. There are good people everywhere. He mentioned these very older BMWs and the problems, and I came about 1/2 second from saying that about "those black guys trying to style and profile", haha.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    , @Adam Smith
    @Achmed E. Newman


    “it’ll take some finagling for the Lyin’ Press to come up with a way to blame it on White people, so’s that it’ll be “fit to print”.”
     
    https://www.advertisingweek360.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/169dummies.jpg

    Dummies Used In Crash Tests Favor White Men And Put Black! Bodies At Risk!

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

  39. @Desiderius
    @Desiderius

    In 1991, Wexner cofounded a philanthropic organization of Jewish billionaires known as the Mega Group, which uses some of its vast resources to shape Middle East policy. In 2003, Wexner’s foundation commissioned GOP messaging guru Frank Luntz to advise American Jewish leaders on how to rally support for Israel. “For a year—a SOLID YEAR—you should be invoking the name of Saddam Hussein and how Israel was always behind American efforts to rid the world of this ruthless dictator and liberate their people,” Luntz’s recommendation stated.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @J.Ross

    One of the tragic ironies of the story is that Wexner’s teenage customer base was made up of the kinds of girls that Epstein preyed upon.

    It’s tragic alright, but nothing ironic about it. It’s all of a piece.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Desiderius

    Wow, quite an article. This passage stood out:


    Farmer was also unsettled by strange visitors coming and going at the house. She recalled government officials making pilgrimages to meet Epstein for unexplained reasons.
     
    😳

    Replies: @Desiderius

  40. @Achmed E. Newman
    I just read the article. This is indeed a scoop, Steve, and I commend you for that. As you say, it'll take some finagling for the Lyin' Press to come up with a way to blame it on White people, so's that it'll be "fit to print".

    With Jim Lassiter's inspiration, I've got an idea. Black people are being low-profiled by the dealers! C'mon journalists, whaddya' need a refresher course? It's all styling and profiling nowadays!

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Adam Smith

    I used the phrase “styling and profiling” because that’s what my mechanic friend uses when describing the black guys that buy BMWs and Mercede’s with 120,000 miles on them, not expecting to spend any serious money on upkeep. Spoiler alert: That doesn’t last long, and they either drive them into scrap, or their car sits for years at the shop till a change in ownership, because the “payment plan” isn’t happening and “hey, I didn’t need all that work. I just wanted it running again.”

    That all said, I gave a ride to a nice black guy I met while traveling (to save him an Uber ride), and he had shown me pics of his cherry ’69 Camaro, some cool fixed-up old jeeps, and such, and he drives cars across the country in one of those up-to-3-car flat-beds. There are good people everywhere. He mentioned these very older BMWs and the problems, and I came about 1/2 second from saying that about “those black guys trying to style and profile”, haha.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Ach, a few years back I was working a food festival in Buffalo. We hired workers to man the 20 some 6 basket fryers that we needed. Hellacious job. I was driving a Cadillac Escalade pick up that belonged to the festival promoter. There was one, very nicely dressed black woman frying. She approached me about the Escalade. "Here, sit inside." She was so happy, turns out she was working PT gigs, Buffalo Teacher, so she could buy an Escalade. The Escalade PU, is the Chevy Avalanche with better make up.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

  41. If only somebody could figure out a rationalization for why the huge increase in black traffic fatalities during the racial reckoning was the fault of White Supremacy,

    Perhaps we could use the same rationalization that was used to explain why blacks assaulting Asians is due to white supremacy.

  42. @Anarchoproctologist
    Well, I never...[huff].

    Obviously, the roads are reflecting their white supremacist origins. I’m sure the 1619 project elucidated the fact that roads were originally designed and used only for the purpose of transporting Black slaves.

    Get your act together, Steve. It’s 2021!

    Replies: @guest007, @al gore rhythms, @Bragadocious, @ThreeCranes

    I have heard people say ‘roads are racist’.

    And in fact, I was reading a book recently about the New York commissioner Robert Moses who deliberately made roads to his parks that had bridges over them which were too low for buses to get under, so that blacks in the city couldn’t get to his parks.

    Rober Moses was of course not from a white Christian background (although apparently not interested in his Jewish heritage either) so this may help the man and his roads avoid cancellation.

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @al gore rhythms

    Alternatively you could hang nooses off the bridges to scare people away.

    , @Bubba
    @al gore rhythms

    Unfortunately they did get to those parks using the Long Island Expressway and side roads. My friends and I would ride our bikes to one particular nice park with a beautiful, giant swimming pool every morning after we finished our paper routes during the summer. We practically had the whole place to ourselves until 11 AM when the pool always turned into a crazy Negro zone filled with busloads of the "Fresh Air Fund"-to-prison pipeline kids from massive housing projects about 2 hours away.

    We always rode away to go crabbing or fishing to escape the horde of insanity - my earliest and personal example of white flight.

    Replies: @al gore rhythms

  43. You know Steve, more dead blacks may be a feature, not a bug, for the middle-class black Tinkerbells who promote the fantasy that white racism is responsible for black problems. For the dead blacks are mostly black trash whose existence embarrasses the middle-class Tinkerbells anyway, while the racism fantasy serves to expand the racial preferences that only middle-class blacks actually benefit from.

  44. This may be one of the more striking findings in the social sciences in recent years: that the triumph of the Black Lives Matter movement has managed to very quickly get more blacks killed in two quite different ways: murders and car crashes.

    A better example of a Pyrrhic Victory would be hard to imagine.

  45. @syonredux
    Oh dear....

    when mutants are introduced into the MCU, I want Magneto to be African American and his motivation all stems from everything we’ve all had to endure being Black in America

    Tell that story Marvel
     

    I swear to god if the MCU brings in Magneto and they erase his Jewish heritage you all will NEVER hear the end of it from me

    If you thought I was annoying about Spider-Man sh[**] just wait until it's something that actually matters

     

    https://twitter.com/vicious696/status/1402333893563338752


    https://twitter.com/troyoboyo17/status/1402483482291437569

    Replies: @The Alarmist, @El Dato, @Redneck farmer, @Altai, @Joe Magarac, @AnotherDad, @Triteleia Laxa

    I was wondering who reads superhero comics these days. And yes I was a big fan of them as a kid, but it doesn’t appear to be kids like former me who read them now.

    Looks like it’s “grown ass” adults who think of being saved by Superman is a viable political model.

  46. If my math is right, it looks like blacks account for roughly 20% of auto fatalities and assuming they are roughly 13% of the population, they are killing people (using cars) at a roughly 50% higher rate than non-blacks. This, brought to you by the racial group that failed to invent the wheel.

    • Replies: @Shango
    @Wade Hampton

    How did you calculate that?

    , @Colin Wright
    @Wade Hampton

    'If my math is right, it looks like blacks account for roughly 20% of auto fatalities and assuming they are roughly 13% of the population, they are killing people (using cars) at a roughly 50% higher rate than non-blacks. This, brought to you by the racial group that failed to invent the wheel.'

    I imagine the difference jumps if you adjust for miles driven. Not too many blacks are laying down 300 miles a week commuting.

    Anyway, blacks have always been slovenly drivers. They never use their turn signals -- it's amazing. I've watched black women parallel parking by Braille -- just smashing back and forth into the cars in front and behind until they were in the space. I recall seeing another back out of her apartment building's parking space, smash right into the car parked across the street, and just drive off. Some black woman got killed near our house; she'd made a left (presumably without signalling) directly into the path of a new full-size pick up coming the other way.

    I felt sorry for the poor bastard Mexican driving the pickup. You're screwed.

  47. Well, Whites did invent the horseless carriage as well as traffic laws, Steve. So of course it’s our our fault that all of those beautiful black bodies are getting smashed in crashes.

  48. @Mark G.
    It's always more dangerous to drive in heavily black areas of a city. Their lower IQ causes them to have poor judgement in various traffic situations. One of the many advantages of being wealthier is that you don't have to live in these areas and can avoid traffic accidents, including ones leading to possible death.

    Here in Indianapolis, the Hispanic population has jumped from one percent to ten percent in the last twenty years. They don't drive as badly as blacks but still cause problems because of their recent arrival. People who have lived here their whole lives understand that the roads are covered with ice in the winter so you need to slow down but most recently arrived Hispanic immigrants haven't figured that out yet. That causes a lot of accidents and near misses.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Seneca44, @Ris_Eruwaedhiel, @sasu

    My adult daughter lives in Baltimore and has had several black induced car accidents. The last one has finally given her some insight that she should consider living somewhere else.
    She was at a stoplight behind a school bus and police car; behind her was a 7 series late model BMW driven by a vibrant Baltimoron. The police car got a call and ran through the stoplight with light and sirens; the BMW driver apparently thought that meant it was time to go so he accelerated into my daughter’s rear panel. When he got out, he was obviously high on opioids with pin point pupils and was covered in the bowl of Captain Crunch he was eating as he drove. The damage to her 12 year old car was pretty minimal and the pistol easily visible in the passenger seat of the BMW made her cheerily dismiss the accident and let the BMW driver go on his way. Even she realizes the 100+ ways this interaction could have gone sideways and is now looking to relocate.

  49. Anonymous[658] • Disclaimer says:

    Liberian, “refugee” executes white 14 year old girl in brutal knife attack.

    https://www.inforum.com/news/crime-and-courts/7064601-UPDATE-Man-accused-of-attacking-Fargo-middle-schooler-to-face-murder-charge

    # mass immigration

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Anonymous

    Thank you. The Paul Kersey column on VDare and on this site did not have the information yet that this guy was another "refugee", though he asked the question.

    Gee, thanks Lutherans! You are doing God's work. Maybe you all should go explain that to the late Jupiter Paulson's parents.

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123

    , @Alden
    @Anonymous

    I knew it was an immigrant. And with all the under employed attorneys pouring out of law school every year when is some ambitious hungry lawyer looking for cases going to sue the Lutherans or Catholics or Jews; that are bringing savage Africans to the northern most states for the personal injuries and wrongful deaths their pet savages cause,
    7 am in the morning. He was probably homeless otherwise he’d still be asleep at that hour. Cultural conflict will be his defense. Victim refused to honor and respect his sexual needs.

    Replies: @Art Deco

  50. Is the increase in black traffic fatalities related to the ATV/dirt bike swarming fad?

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Coemgen

    Coe, you an everyone else here should watch the documentary "12 O'clock Boys" which shows how blacks on ATVs and dirt bikes have taken over Baltimore streets. Cleveland proposed a dirt bike track in the city, but hey, you need a title,registration and insurance, so that failed. Buffalo is currently seizing dirt bikes and ATVs on city streets. Big article in Buffalo News and dozens of bikes seized.

    Replies: @Coemgen

  51. @Mike Tre
    Well this is obviously a racist bias, gender assuming report! Haven't you guys seen Driving Miss Daisy? Black men are calm, cheerful, and prudent people. Everyone wants to hire them to drive their old jewish mothers to the Piggly Wiggly.

    Replies: @fish, @Jack D

    Don’t leave out “chock full of folksy wisdom”!

    • LOL: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    @fish

    Speaking of folksy wisdom:

    https://pjmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/image-4.png

  52. @El Dato
    @syonredux

    ENOUGH!

    May Lord Jaggar protect us from the mutant spawn and their telepathic Dominator overlords.

    https://i.postimg.cc/XqMq0jMq/The-Iron-Dream-1st-edition.jpg

    (image from Wikipedia etc.)

    Also:

    We may not get Hunter for his corruption & cronyism, but we may get him because he said "Nigga" (sic) in a message.

    Hunter Biden used N-word in messages with his lawyer, even SEXTED him by accident – media

    Replies: @Dan Hayes, @TWS, @Calvin Hobbes

    They always get you on the trivia – as Al Capone found!

  53. anonymous[139] • Disclaimer says:

    This and other things like carjackings, robberies, etc go up when blacks aren’t monitored and policed by whites. They have no internal restraint, only an external one that’s imposed. Maybe this comes as a surprise to those unacquainted with blacks.

  54. Coming up on the 50th anniversary in August.

    Heckuva job, Nixonie!

    How is it possible for heads to be buried this deep in the sand?

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @Desiderius

    "Bux for Blax", now in a printshop near you.

    Replies: @Desiderius

  55. Reminds me of the roadkill that basic bonehead Queenslander are and their psychopath pfizer mainline injecting premier, strung out, torn and disassembled carnaged roadkill from the NSW Road-Train that blew through tonight.

    Steve, to tell you the truth I’m really looking forward to reading your next Taki Mag essay especially now that I see it’s a statistical breakdown of racial road deaths.

    As the Baptists say, I feel “blessed” that I’m born in this age of autistic statistical calculation that will not be deterred from final countdown.

  56. “Driving while black” is often given as the reason blacks say they are pulled over by the police. Lots of video where a traffic stop leads to a violent confrontation and sometimes a shooting and death. So, the woke answer is to eliminate reasons to pull blacks over because black drivers find it so hard to follow simple societal norms like registering your car, having a valid inspection sticker, having functioning equipment like headlights, brake lights and tail lights. Do White people’s cars also have these defects? Absolutely, but I get pulled over it’s because of the defect, not because of some perceived racial animus by the police. So, the woke communities, at least their lib leaders, eliminate traffic rules that relate to all of us, not just blacks. School zone cameras, red light cameras, plate readers and even parking tickets are now racist. Anything, from simple, sensible medical advice from a doctor or a car being driven with only one lug nut holding on a wheel, if a black is involved it is now racist.

    • Replies: @Thomas
    @Buffalo Joe

    The excellent book "Arrest-Proof Yourself" (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FO80SOQ), written by a former cop turned defense attorney, says about traffic stops that they're effectively all pretextual to some degree. Cops view traffic stops the same way a kid views an Easter egg: it might have a prize inside (i.e., something that allows them to make an arrest). The more cars they stop, the more arrests they make. It's a principal, maybe the principal, tool of law enforcement for finding evidence of serious crime or clearing warrants.

    Oklahoma City bomber Tim McVeigh and serial killers Ted Bundy, Randy Kraft, and Joel Rifkin were all arrested after traffic stops. The wokesters would let them all go in service of creating a world made safe for truculent and irresponsible blacks.

    Replies: @Jack D

    , @3g4me
    @Buffalo Joe

    @33 Buffalo Joe: Actually, you probably do get pulled over because of racial animus and as a civnat White you just don't realize it. A tremendous amount of police time is now spent harassing generally law-abiding White people because policing any variety of non-White is blasphemy. I can guarantee you are probably daily a victim of anarcho-tyranny in action. I've seen it, even my very Christian friend who wants to love everybody sees it. Just got notice to renew my CFL and am just waiting to see what sort of roadblocks they come up with. I swear, living as a diplomat in communist countries was simpler and entailed less spiteful harassment than living as a non-groveling White in Numerica.

  57. @Altai
    @syonredux

    Fortunately the aspect of Magneto's character that has him righteously killing goyim non-mutants whose country fought Nazi Germany because the holocaust or something, (While being played in films by the very non-Jewish looking Ian McKellen and Michael Fassbender) is likely to be retired since it is no longer possible to have stories set in the present day and Magneto be old enough to have personally witnessed those things.

    But they'll likely retain that aspect and make him black, why not South African? Again, all that has to happen is somebody in that boardroom bring it up and now what do the pale white male leaders do? Say no? Good luck with that.

    Replies: @Papinian, @Sick of Orcs, @Alfa158, @Stan Adams

    The name alone is awesome: MAGNEGRO

    • LOL: El Dato
  58. April seems not to have been the cruellest month for both black and NB drivers. I guess most people were off the roads that month.

  59. @Anarchoproctologist
    Well, I never...[huff].

    Obviously, the roads are reflecting their white supremacist origins. I’m sure the 1619 project elucidated the fact that roads were originally designed and used only for the purpose of transporting Black slaves.

    Get your act together, Steve. It’s 2021!

    Replies: @guest007, @al gore rhythms, @Bragadocious, @ThreeCranes

    It’s worse than that. The blacks built the roads, like everything else in this country. They surveyed them, dug them, graded them, poured the concrete–all without being paid. And this was in the 1950s! These are their roads, so why shouldn’t they drive like they own them? Also, when they pass through a toll, EZ-Pass should pay them, as part of the ongoing Pelosi-Schumer Toll Reparations project.

    • LOL: El Dato
  60. Average speed was up about 5 percent on urban roads (where traffic was less of a hindrance in 2020) but was no different on rural roads.

    Somebody pulled that stat out of their heiny. There is no way to know that.

  61. @The Alarmist
    I used to do a lot of driving in the US, and the worst motorists were in heavily-black Fulton County, GA.

    Replies: @JMcG, @Buffalo Joe, @Hapalong Cassidy, @GamecockJerry, @ex-banker, @S. Anonyia

    Alarmist, border crossing Canadians. They never, ever follow the posted speed. You’re doing 72 MPH in a 65 zone and they zoom past you on the right going 85. But the border is closed so driving on the I-90 is good again.

  62. Maybe it’s the music. Are blacks still bumping around with those ridiculously loud and badly tuned subwoofers in the trunk that mostly seem to rattle the license plate? Did they turn up their tunes since the Summer of Floyd? That would seem to make for distracted driving.

    I noticed that last year, during the pandemic, while city cops pretty much disappeared, state patrol on the highways if anything seemed more aggressive. I got pulled over three times last summer for speeding. (I’m a white guy driving an SUV with a baby seat in the back, so not exactly a prime target. Got let off with a warning each time.) Maybe it was the reduced traffic giving them more opportunities to target individual vehicles, but I got the impression the staters were sending some sort of message.

    Anyway, reduced traffic on the highways definitely has allowed faster driving. And I’m sure it would be a surprise to find out that blacks didn’t take to social distancing as enthusiastically as say, goodwhites did. So more blacks going out and about at faster speeds probably means more accidents for them.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Thomas

    In addition to the giant subwoofers, having all of your windows tinted really dark can't be good for visibility, especially at night.

    Some of those fatalities must have been joyriding kids. In Philly and other big cities, it's popular nowadays for a group of young teens (often too young to have licenses) to carjack or steal a car and then go for a wild ride since all the movie theaters and other entertainment venues are closed. Sometimes in the course of getting chased by the cops (or even not) they lose control and wrap the car around a pole at high speed. Carjackers are not careful about their seatbelt usage so some die when the car hits the immovable object.

    Replies: @Thomas, @AnotherDad, @Buzz Mohawk

    , @stillCARealist
    @Thomas

    How many times do you have to be pulled over before you slow down?

    Don't think the speed cameras aren't coming. It won't be long before we all start getting speeding tickets in the mail. They're already doing that for stoplight infractions. of course, it will be brutal for those who drive for a living, since that always entails rushing around.

    Hey, here's a thought: what about all the new delivery drivers that started up in 2020? Did we consider those people as possible causes for increased road death?

    Replies: @Thomas, @Anon, @Jim Don Bob

  63. If they’ve started breaking out the numbers by race, they must intend to somehow show that America’s cars and roads are systematically racist. (Don’t laugh, this was actually a charge in the Westchester Gannett newspaper, that the parkway system there was designed by privileged whites and underserves minorities.)

    In other traffic fatality news, the high-profile hit-run clobbering of an NYC pedestrian — actress Lisa Banes — by a guy on a scooter has people up in arms against these infernal machines as well as kamikaze bicyclists and all those DeBlasio bike lanes

    • Replies: @res
    @Known Fact


    If they’ve started breaking out the numbers by race, they must intend to somehow show that America’s cars and roads are systematically racist.
     
    That might very well be the intent, but would indicate some lack of awareness of how such statistics tend to backfire in that context.

    Replies: @Known Fact

    , @Abolish_public_education
    @Known Fact

    Helmets mandatory for pedestrians.

    I am so sick and tired of these government bureaucrat, statistical analyses. Still, the report notes that the higher fatality rate (e.g. deaths per 100M vehicle miles traveled) is due to increased traffic on rural roads. Conclusion: city slickers who fled to rural areas brought the Aggressive & Distracted Driving virus with them.

    When motorcycles collide with cars, the rider(s) of the former doesn't stand a chance. That is because cars are much more massive than motorcycles, e.g. 3,000 pounds vs 600 pounds. The government chooses to victimize motorcyclists by making them wear helmets.

    But big rig, loaded trucks weigh 100,000 pounds. When one of them collides with a car, the occupants of the passenger vehicle don't stand a chance.

    So long as trucks and cars share the same roads, helmets should be made mandatory for car passengers.

  64. @The Alarmist
    I used to do a lot of driving in the US, and the worst motorists were in heavily-black Fulton County, GA.

    Replies: @JMcG, @Buffalo Joe, @Hapalong Cassidy, @GamecockJerry, @ex-banker, @S. Anonyia

    Atlanta and the surrounding metro area are the only place in the country where they cover up potholes with metal plates. Or at least I have yet to see them in any other place I’ve driven.

  65. @JimDandy
    Well, they seem to be shooting at each other from car to car more--at least in Chicago--so maybe that has something to do with it.

    Replies: @Gamecock, @Hans, @Hans

    Well, they seem to be shooting at each other from car to car more–at least in Chicago–so maybe that has something to do with it.

    A dilemma: If they are shot while driving and crash, did they die from the car crash or by being shot?

    Answer: Covid.

  66. Given what Blacks are being told, perhaps Black drivers assume they control the road and they’re invincible. It’s not as if Blacks have ever been great at extrapolating from action to consequence anyway, but the downside of Cultural Negrolotry is Black exemption from laws of physics.

  67. @syonredux
    Oh dear....

    when mutants are introduced into the MCU, I want Magneto to be African American and his motivation all stems from everything we’ve all had to endure being Black in America

    Tell that story Marvel
     

    I swear to god if the MCU brings in Magneto and they erase his Jewish heritage you all will NEVER hear the end of it from me

    If you thought I was annoying about Spider-Man sh[**] just wait until it's something that actually matters

     

    https://twitter.com/vicious696/status/1402333893563338752


    https://twitter.com/troyoboyo17/status/1402483482291437569

    Replies: @The Alarmist, @El Dato, @Redneck farmer, @Altai, @Joe Magarac, @AnotherDad, @Triteleia Laxa

    This deal where people–even adults!!!–care about and are even excited by crap from comic books is beyond me. It’s hard to imagine anything more boring.

    The world is full of interest. And people pay attention to comic crap.

    I didn’t even care about that junk when i was a kid. Adults? What’s going on in such brains?

  68. @kaganovitch
    I suspect that Black road rage incidents have also spiked; see for example
    https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/tennessee/articles/2021-06-07/woman-accused-of-shooting-into-suv-that-carried-4-small-kids

    Replies: @El Dato, @RadicalCenter

    Bitch tries that with our vehicle and she’ll get both my wife and even one of our young children returning fire. We need just one famous incident of resistance where the aggressors and their vehicle are blown away in lawful self-defense to see the deterrent effect. The Bernhard Goetz of the freeway, so to speak.

  69. @Gaspar DeLaFunk
    Have you followed the story out of LA,where the little boy was shot in a road rage incident.
    They found the culprits. A female Asian and a male,the shooter,from God knows what ethnicity. Some kind of Central American?? A freak idiot.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Jack D

    a male,the shooter,from God knows what ethnicity. Some kind of Central American?

    Marcus Anthony Eriz is not a typical Central American name. In many photos, he is heavily bearded in a way that most Central Americans are not (Amerindians don’t have much facial hair). It seems like he is just an all American guy with a fondness for guns and cars who worked in an auto body shop. His ancestors must have come from somewhere but it is of little relevance – he is as American as apple pie. If Marcus had just won an Olympic medal for America (shooting?) would you trying to disassociate yourself from him?

    Obviously shooting at cars is not a good idea but Marcus probably didn’t intend to kill anyone. The baby mama (there is no mention of a father in any of the news reports) had just given him the finger because Marcus had just cut her off. He decided to put a bullet hole in her car as a lasting reminder not to do that to people and unfortunately it was a unlucky shot and hit the kid in the back seat. Donations are pouring in to the baby mama but her judgment in giving the finger to a stranger was not much better than Marcus’s. She is also appears to be of some sort of indeterminate ancestry as are most Californians in 2021. Welcome to idiocracy!

    • Troll: Hangnail Hans
    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    @Jack D


    Marcus Anthony Eriz is not a typical Central American name. In many photos, he is heavily bearded in a way that most Central Americans are not (Amerindians don’t have much facial hair). It seems like he is just an all American guy with a fondness for guns and cars who worked in an auto body shop. His ancestors must have come from somewhere but it is of little relevance – he is as American as apple pie.
     
    C'mon Jack. You made me pull up a picture.

    Sure, he could plausibly be Italian or Jewish--some of those folks have a much more Mediterranean or Middle Eastern look. Maybe he is some sort of middle easterner? But basically he looks like some sort of Latin American--not an indio, but "Latin". Someone you'd see shouting "Viva la revolucion!" American born and bred--sure. "All American guy" no. No one i grew up with in Cincinnati looked like him.

    I have no interest in sussing out his background--2nd generation, 3rd generation whatever. But his looks suggest he qualifies under the big "here because of immigration insanity" tent.

    Replies: @Alden, @Jack D

    , @Clyde
    @Jack D

    https://heavy.com/news/wynne-lee-marcus-eriz/

    When Marcus Anthony Eriz was booked his race was listed as Mexican-Latin American.
    https://heavy.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/eriz.png?resize=782,356

    , @jon
    @Jack D


    he is as American as apple pie
     
    Uhm ...

    Race: Mexican-Latin American
     
    Just take five seconds to search the web next time: https://heavy.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/eriz.png?resize=782,356

    The baby mama (there is no mention of a father in any of the news reports) ... also appears to be of some sort of indeterminate ancestry as are most Californians in 2021. Welcome to idiocracy!
     
    And don't forget that the driver/killer's girlfriend was a Taiwanese immigrant that apparently suffered from depression.
    Maybe, if they crack down on rifle ownership among White Americans, this kind of Latinx on Latinx pistol crime (surprisingly aided and abetted by an Asian) will stop happening.
    , @photondancer
    @Jack D

    I really don't agree that making a rude gesture at someone is a crime worthy of the death penalty. Yeesh.

    Replies: @Joe Stalin, @Jack D, @Colin Wright, @anon

    , @duncsbaby
    @Jack D

    C'mon JackD, you're usually much smarter than this. No, we don't know all the facts, but giving the finger doesn't equate to a kill-shot. I've given the finger myself once or twice in traffic to strangers, I felt bad after, it's bad manners, but it doesn't mean I deserved to be executed. Maybe for other things, not giving the finger though. Please, my Philly nagger, don't be frontin' on this bullshit. Mofo kills a child, he should get put down. It makes perfect sense. Btw, Chauvin is innocent.

    Replies: @anon

  70. @Buffalo Joe
    "Driving while black" is often given as the reason blacks say they are pulled over by the police. Lots of video where a traffic stop leads to a violent confrontation and sometimes a shooting and death. So, the woke answer is to eliminate reasons to pull blacks over because black drivers find it so hard to follow simple societal norms like registering your car, having a valid inspection sticker, having functioning equipment like headlights, brake lights and tail lights. Do White people's cars also have these defects? Absolutely, but I get pulled over it's because of the defect, not because of some perceived racial animus by the police. So, the woke communities, at least their lib leaders, eliminate traffic rules that relate to all of us, not just blacks. School zone cameras, red light cameras, plate readers and even parking tickets are now racist. Anything, from simple, sensible medical advice from a doctor or a car being driven with only one lug nut holding on a wheel, if a black is involved it is now racist.

    Replies: @Thomas, @3g4me

    The excellent book “Arrest-Proof Yourself” (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FO80SOQ), written by a former cop turned defense attorney, says about traffic stops that they’re effectively all pretextual to some degree. Cops view traffic stops the same way a kid views an Easter egg: it might have a prize inside (i.e., something that allows them to make an arrest). The more cars they stop, the more arrests they make. It’s a principal, maybe the principal, tool of law enforcement for finding evidence of serious crime or clearing warrants.

    Oklahoma City bomber Tim McVeigh and serial killers Ted Bundy, Randy Kraft, and Joel Rifkin were all arrested after traffic stops. The wokesters would let them all go in service of creating a world made safe for truculent and irresponsible blacks.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Thomas

    My guess is that the two main drivers of the increase in black motor vehicle fatalities, just like the increase in black homicides, since the Death of St. Floyd are:

    1. An increase in black "empowerment". When the BLM message gets filtered thru the brain of the average ghetto dweller, the message that comes thru is that blacks should now be more free to behave in the way that black people like to behave and that any attempt to stop them from behaving in this way is by definition "racist".

    2. The retreat to the donut shop by the police. As you say, the traffic stop is an essential tool of policing. They don't really give a damn about your tail light bulb but the courts have ruled that such stops are 100% legal and they often lead to arrests for much more serious crimes. When the police are out there "mowing the grass" (as the Israelis say about Gaza terrorists) on a daily basis and offenders are being locked up and not released on no bail, there are fewer offenders out on the street. But nowadays ever traffic stop means a potential trip to jail - not for the offender but for the cop. Every time you get into a confrontation with a black there is a chance that you are going to get second guessed. The old police maxim was "better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6" but better still is NEITHER.

    In addition, there is a feedback loop. Ghetto blacks are keenly aware of the state of police enforcement - when the NYC police were aggressively pursuing stop and frisk, there were far fewer young black men walking around with unlicensed guns because they knew that there was a significant chance that they would get stopped and frisked and end up on Rikers Island. Conversely, when the cat's away, the mice will play.

  71. In this recent photo, Eriz doesn’t look non-Hispanic White European, and he’s not wearing a beard:

    https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2021/06/08/who-is-marcus-eriz/

    As for the lady giving the finger to Eriz, so what? My wife wouldn’t be either so rude or so provoking of an angry stranger, but the lady wasn’t at all “at fault.” Someone sane and fit to live in a society, of any race, doesn’t even consider responding with deadly force.

    And to answer your question, Eriz and his family never should have been admitted into our country. No, we don’t need him or his ilk on our Olympic teams or anywhere else.

    “Most Californians” are readily identified as Mexican, Chinese, Filipino, or Korean, in that order of frequency. (Filipinos already made up five percent of U Cal’s incoming freshmen students several years ago.). There are probably more mixed-race people and people from smaller, more obscure ethnic groups / countries per capita in California than most other places in the USA and Canada. But most are obviously visibly from the dominant plurality, Mexicans, or one of those other growing groups.

    • Replies: @peterike
    @RadicalCenter


    “Most Californians” are readily identified as Mexican, Chinese, Filipino, or Korean, in that order of frequency.
     
    What about dot-Indians? They gotta be in there somewhere.
    , @anon
    @RadicalCenter

    In this recent photo, Eriz doesn’t look non-Hispanic White European, and he’s not wearing a beard:

    Put a Che-style beret on his head and see what does for his look.

    As for the lady giving the finger to Eriz, so what?

    So she was stupid, and did a stupid thing. Then Eriz bumped up the ante. Situational awareness isn't just about the car in the left lane. It's about larger situations...yeah, I've done the same thing, but I don't do that anymore for reasons.

    Of course since there are lots of laws in Cali regulating guns, this could not have actually happened, because it was illegal for Erez to have that loaded gun in his car. Especially in LA. Illegal!

    Clearly more laws are needed. Moar! Always moar!

    , @Fisk Ellington Rutledge IV
    @RadicalCenter

    I did a search on "surname Eriz", and it looks like the country with most of them is Turkey. There are also a few more in other neighboring countries and well as Spain and Germany; Germany having more than its share of Turks.
    And there are a few in South Central and North America, with Chile having the most.
    This guy is probably of Turkish descent with a heavy admixture of Hispanic.
    Some websites have different numbers:
    https://forebears.io/surnames/eriz

  72. @Thomas
    Maybe it's the music. Are blacks still bumping around with those ridiculously loud and badly tuned subwoofers in the trunk that mostly seem to rattle the license plate? Did they turn up their tunes since the Summer of Floyd? That would seem to make for distracted driving.

    I noticed that last year, during the pandemic, while city cops pretty much disappeared, state patrol on the highways if anything seemed more aggressive. I got pulled over three times last summer for speeding. (I'm a white guy driving an SUV with a baby seat in the back, so not exactly a prime target. Got let off with a warning each time.) Maybe it was the reduced traffic giving them more opportunities to target individual vehicles, but I got the impression the staters were sending some sort of message.

    Anyway, reduced traffic on the highways definitely has allowed faster driving. And I'm sure it would be a surprise to find out that blacks didn't take to social distancing as enthusiastically as say, goodwhites did. So more blacks going out and about at faster speeds probably means more accidents for them.

    Replies: @Jack D, @stillCARealist

    In addition to the giant subwoofers, having all of your windows tinted really dark can’t be good for visibility, especially at night.

    Some of those fatalities must have been joyriding kids. In Philly and other big cities, it’s popular nowadays for a group of young teens (often too young to have licenses) to carjack or steal a car and then go for a wild ride since all the movie theaters and other entertainment venues are closed. Sometimes in the course of getting chased by the cops (or even not) they lose control and wrap the car around a pole at high speed. Carjackers are not careful about their seatbelt usage so some die when the car hits the immovable object.

    • Replies: @Thomas
    @Jack D

    I wonder if mobile internet and social media plays a role too. It's possible now, to a degree that it wouldn't have been years ago, for a driver to leave all sorts of distractions open on their phone. TikTok, Instagram, SnapChat, Telegram, etc. An irresponsible person could leave their feeds going while they drive, or, worse still, be recording videos or livestreams.

    , @AnotherDad
    @Jack D


    Carjackers are not careful about their seatbelt usage so some die when the car hits the immovable object.
     
    Unlike most nonsense going on today, this at least is eugenic.

    Replies: @El Dato

    , @Buzz Mohawk
    @Jack D


    ... having all of your windows tinted really dark can’t be good for visibility, especially at night.
     
    Actually, it is easier to see out than in with tinted windows, so driver's visibilility is not as much of an issue as it would seem.

    When I was younger and even stupider, I drove a black Mazda RX-7 with dark tinted windows, fast. My whole car was solid black, and I loved it. On one road trip to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, I remember cruising between 90 and 100 MPH late at night, in the dark, on a desert highway with nobody else on it.

    I was thinking to myself, "gee, it sure is dark."

    Then I realized I had not taken off my sunglasses since daytime.

    Obviously, vision from inside black windows is not impossible at least.

    PS: When I bought that car, my sister said, "you bought a drug dealer's car." The car dealer told me it had belonged to a doctor, but he was probably lying. I don't know, but it was wired for a telephone, complete with antenna on the roof, and that was circa 1990.

    Replies: @Jack D

  73. Do other drivers infuriate you?

    In 2019, 82% of people admitted to committing an act of road rage in the past year. (The Zebra)
    A total of 12,610 injuries and 218 murders have been attributed to road rage over a seven-year period in the United States (SafeMotorist).
    66% of traffic fatalities are caused by aggressive driving (NHTSA)
    Road rage has been responsible for about 300 deaths since 2013. (NHTSA)
    Over a seven-year time period, more than 200 murders and 12,000 injuries were attributed to road rage. (American Automobile Association)
    30 murders annually are linked to road rage. (American Psychological Association)
    50% of drivers respond to the careless acts of other drivers with aggressive behavior themselves (American Psychology Association)
    94% of traffic accidents are caused by driver error. (NPR)
    37% of aggressive driving incidents involve a firearm. (AutoVantage Club)
    Aggressive driving played a role in 56% of fatal crashes from 2003 through 2007 (Insurance Information Institute)
    500% increase in reported cases of road rage over the last 10 years. (CNN)

    https://www.thezebra.com/resources/research/road-rage-statistics/

    Add to this the belief of Detroit cops that scores sometimes get settled on roadways because there are fewer surveillance cameras. And don’t forget that the most aggressive and violent group in America has been told that the reason they don’t live in big houses with lots of money is systemic racism by another group, who have been told to just lie back and take it.

  74. Anonymous[360] • Disclaimer says:
    @Desiderius
    @Desiderius


    One of the tragic ironies of the story is that Wexner’s teenage customer base was made up of the kinds of girls that Epstein preyed upon.
     
    It’s tragic alright, but nothing ironic about it. It’s all of a piece.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    Wow, quite an article. This passage stood out:

    Farmer was also unsettled by strange visitors coming and going at the house. She recalled government officials making pilgrimages to meet Epstein for unexplained reasons.

    😳

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @Anonymous

    Ostensibly about Epstein but the subtext is Wexner and should be. The story of our time. It’s all there.

  75. @Mike Tre
    Well this is obviously a racist bias, gender assuming report! Haven't you guys seen Driving Miss Daisy? Black men are calm, cheerful, and prudent people. Everyone wants to hire them to drive their old jewish mothers to the Piggly Wiggly.

    Replies: @fish, @Jack D

    Being a chauffeur was one profession that was open to blacks in America as soon as cars were invented. Rich white people had no problem entrusting their lives to them. Driving is one of those visual-spatial type skills that doesn’t seem to be affected (much) by the black handicap in IQ.

    • Troll: Je Suis Omar Mateen
    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    @Jack D


    Driving is one of those visual-spatial type skills that doesn’t seem to be affected (much) by the black handicap in IQ.
     
    I think you're being a bit over-generous here Jack.

    Insurance companies aren't allowed to factor in race or give IQ tests, but being dumber absolutely correlates with "worse driving" and "more accidents". One of the take-homes from The Bell Curve--actually the take-home (the race issue is a side-chapter and not the message of the book) is that higher IQ correlates with more effective/civilized behavior across pretty much every domain. And lower IQ correlates with worse outcomes across every domain--including accidents.

    I think this is hidden somewhat because blacks are more urban, less likely to own cars (more likely to rely on public transit) and also drive fewer miles (more "homey"). And this is most true among the dumbest/least capable blacks.


    But i think you're spot on that IQ isn't the dominant factor. Mostly it is paying attention--the willingness and discipline to pay attention.

    I pride myself on this aspect. I'm a visually oriented person. I get behind the wheel and i'm taking it all in, the behavior of all the other cars on the road, cars at cross streets or lurking in businesses, pedestrians and cyclists, the timing of lights, the weather conditions. My brain is continually gathering data and updating the model of likely behavior--misbehavior--from others. I've saved myself from several accidents because i'd sussed out and was ready for driver misbehavior. I've only been tagged twice--and i think they were close to unavoidable--a drunk driver on the highway and an older lady who got confused and just went through a red light right in front of me. (My DeVille fared better than her Civic).

    But i know high IQ people, who ... just don't pay full attention. I've seen 'em surprised by drivers doing stuff, i thought was more more or less predictable (or at least had reasonable probability). I know high IQ people who can't hold a car conversation without looking over at you. (No--i can hear you, look at the road, that's your f'ing job.)

    On the other hand, i'm impatient. Not speed demon, but impatient. I'm on the road to go somewhere. I want everyone out there focused on that mission--driving someplace. (Not your phone, your conversation, your makeup.)

    I can easily believe a 90 IQ black guy with good vision and road experience, but a lot of patience could be a better chauffer than me.

    Replies: @SafeNow, @Achmed E. Newman

    , @Mike Tre
    @Jack D

    I'm a teamster in the Chicago area. That's THE one trade blacks have any representation to speak of around here. Maybe back when automobiles only did 20 miles per hour and negroes were subject to severe consequences for poor behavior it was as you say. But nowadays, you see a negro operating a vehicle, get as far away as you can. They are absolutely terrible drivers.

    , @ThreeCranes
    @Jack D

    "Driving is one of those visual-spatial type skills that doesn’t seem to be affected (much) by the black handicap in IQ."

    Driving isn't just a visual-spatial skill. Good driving involves planning ahead and that means pattern recognition, theory of mind and anticipating what other drivers are likely to do. Blacks don't possess these skills. Rather, you, as a white driver, when driving through a city like Atlanta or Birmingham, must anticipate that the black drivers around you, a majority, will not and are not capable of driving like a sound-minded white person.

    You must shift your mind into overdrive and anticipate that the majority of drivers around you will not anticipate what is happening around them. You must think both for yourself and them and when you think for them you must dial back your intelligence to match theirs. To imagine doing as a black person does, you must think like a trapper does with respect to the game he is pursuing. Blacks are, essentially, simple-minded, simple-motive animals in relation to masterful white humans.

    Three lanes in one direction, you are in the center lane, they will pass you on the right even though there is a semi twenty feet off your right front bumper. There's no way a car will get through but they will drive up and won't put on the brakes until they are right behind the semi. This is typical.

    Blacks will merge onto an interstate without even a glance to the left to check to see if they are in a clear space or not. You can count on this in black cities. You must anticipate their general stupidity and heedless selfishness. They are the grasshopper; you are the ant. They are always screwing around with their phones so don't ever assume that a black driver is even aware of your car's presence.

    Replies: @3g4me

  76. @Mark G.
    It's always more dangerous to drive in heavily black areas of a city. Their lower IQ causes them to have poor judgement in various traffic situations. One of the many advantages of being wealthier is that you don't have to live in these areas and can avoid traffic accidents, including ones leading to possible death.

    Here in Indianapolis, the Hispanic population has jumped from one percent to ten percent in the last twenty years. They don't drive as badly as blacks but still cause problems because of their recent arrival. People who have lived here their whole lives understand that the roads are covered with ice in the winter so you need to slow down but most recently arrived Hispanic immigrants haven't figured that out yet. That causes a lot of accidents and near misses.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Seneca44, @Ris_Eruwaedhiel, @sasu

    Blacks are also prone to walk right out in front of traffic, expecting the drivers to stop for them. A deadly combination of stupidity and arrogance.

    People don’t stop for stop signs in parts of Newark, NJ, because it’s too dangerous.

  77. @Anarchoproctologist
    Well, I never...[huff].

    Obviously, the roads are reflecting their white supremacist origins. I’m sure the 1619 project elucidated the fact that roads were originally designed and used only for the purpose of transporting Black slaves.

    Get your act together, Steve. It’s 2021!

    Replies: @guest007, @al gore rhythms, @Bragadocious, @ThreeCranes

    Agree. How can people of color be themselves if they must stay between the white lines?

  78. As an anecdote, the wife and I travelled to Memphis last July for a wedding. We drove ten miles back and forth from the hotel multiple times each day. It was shocking how dangerous the highways were; neither of us had ever seen anything like it. We saw at least two wrecks each day, and everywhere we went there were black folks driving with reckless abandon.

  79. @Altai
    @syonredux

    Fortunately the aspect of Magneto's character that has him righteously killing goyim non-mutants whose country fought Nazi Germany because the holocaust or something, (While being played in films by the very non-Jewish looking Ian McKellen and Michael Fassbender) is likely to be retired since it is no longer possible to have stories set in the present day and Magneto be old enough to have personally witnessed those things.

    But they'll likely retain that aspect and make him black, why not South African? Again, all that has to happen is somebody in that boardroom bring it up and now what do the pale white male leaders do? Say no? Good luck with that.

    Replies: @Papinian, @Sick of Orcs, @Alfa158, @Stan Adams

    I looked up Magneto. The character’s name is Max Eisenhardt and he is a Holocaust survivor, so it won’t be so easy replacing him in Hollywood. Cape comics were mostly invented by Jewish writers. Notice that they pretty much have the same concept: Super characters who are a tiny minority in their society, mostly look like the majority, are superior to the majority, yet are somehow still oppressed by the bigoted dullards.
    As to his age he doesn’t need to be a literal survivor, there are Jews who claim victimhood because they self-describe as third generation Holocaust survivors.

  80. OT

    There is an iSteve-y video, ranking strangers IQs based on impressions, making the rounds on the internet lately.

    Fun way to watch, rank them based on first intros then rank them again before IQ reveal.

  81. @Buffalo Joe
    "Driving while black" is often given as the reason blacks say they are pulled over by the police. Lots of video where a traffic stop leads to a violent confrontation and sometimes a shooting and death. So, the woke answer is to eliminate reasons to pull blacks over because black drivers find it so hard to follow simple societal norms like registering your car, having a valid inspection sticker, having functioning equipment like headlights, brake lights and tail lights. Do White people's cars also have these defects? Absolutely, but I get pulled over it's because of the defect, not because of some perceived racial animus by the police. So, the woke communities, at least their lib leaders, eliminate traffic rules that relate to all of us, not just blacks. School zone cameras, red light cameras, plate readers and even parking tickets are now racist. Anything, from simple, sensible medical advice from a doctor or a car being driven with only one lug nut holding on a wheel, if a black is involved it is now racist.

    Replies: @Thomas, @3g4me

    @33 Buffalo Joe: Actually, you probably do get pulled over because of racial animus and as a civnat White you just don’t realize it. A tremendous amount of police time is now spent harassing generally law-abiding White people because policing any variety of non-White is blasphemy. I can guarantee you are probably daily a victim of anarcho-tyranny in action. I’ve seen it, even my very Christian friend who wants to love everybody sees it. Just got notice to renew my CFL and am just waiting to see what sort of roadblocks they come up with. I swear, living as a diplomat in communist countries was simpler and entailed less spiteful harassment than living as a non-groveling White in Numerica.

    • Thanks: Buffalo Joe
  82. Let’s see those traffic fatalities further broken down by race – i.e. stop including Mestizos and Han along with Whites. Then you’ll see the real differences – Han may be rule abiding but they’re particularly poor drivers – they don’t deal well with the split-second responses necessary to navigating roads filled with the impulsive and erratic driving by the world’s dregs here in Numerica. Plus every last Hanette has her face buried in her phone as she drives 10 miles under the speed limit in the left lane. Mestizos used to veer between driving the precise speed limit so as not to come to anyone’s notice and drag racing while drunk. Now they no longer fear la migra and just drive as though they’re in Guadalajara. And don’t forget the other ‘neither black nor White’ types – my son’s truck was recently totaled by an 18 year old Arab on a provisional license who made a left turn into oncoming traffic.

    I used to enjoy driving. Now it’s like driving bumper cars, and I never enjoyed those even as a kid. Perhaps if I got a Humvee with a large cattleguard on the front and pushed all the smart cars and Priii out of the way ? There’s a thought.

    • Replies: @Supply and Demand
    @3g4me

    You forgot about boomers decline in hearing, vision and cognition being a major cause in accidents. Most white Americans under 50 drive quite well. Most white Americans over 50 drive like selfish retards — but that’s because most are boomers.

    , @Anon
    @3g4me


    Han may be rule abiding but they’re particularly poor drivers
     
    @Steve Sailer

    Is the data that hard to come by? My gut feeling is that this persistent stereotype could easily be proven true or false.

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123

    , @Anonymous
    @3g4me


    Let’s see those traffic fatalities further broken down by race – i.e. stop including Mestizos and Han along with Whites. Then you’ll see the real differences – Han may be rule abiding but they’re particularly poor drivers – they don’t deal well with the split-second responses necessary to navigating roads filled with the impulsive and erratic driving by the world’s dregs here in Numerica.
     
    If you look at the NHTSA report, the "Asian/Pacific Islander" category is the only one that declined in fatalities, declining 29% between 2019 and 2020.
  83. @The Alarmist
    I used to do a lot of driving in the US, and the worst motorists were in heavily-black Fulton County, GA.

    Replies: @JMcG, @Buffalo Joe, @Hapalong Cassidy, @GamecockJerry, @ex-banker, @S. Anonyia

    I live in Fulton County GA – Word!

    • LOL: The Alarmist
  84. @Jack D
    @Thomas

    In addition to the giant subwoofers, having all of your windows tinted really dark can't be good for visibility, especially at night.

    Some of those fatalities must have been joyriding kids. In Philly and other big cities, it's popular nowadays for a group of young teens (often too young to have licenses) to carjack or steal a car and then go for a wild ride since all the movie theaters and other entertainment venues are closed. Sometimes in the course of getting chased by the cops (or even not) they lose control and wrap the car around a pole at high speed. Carjackers are not careful about their seatbelt usage so some die when the car hits the immovable object.

    Replies: @Thomas, @AnotherDad, @Buzz Mohawk

    I wonder if mobile internet and social media plays a role too. It’s possible now, to a degree that it wouldn’t have been years ago, for a driver to leave all sorts of distractions open on their phone. TikTok, Instagram, SnapChat, Telegram, etc. An irresponsible person could leave their feeds going while they drive, or, worse still, be recording videos or livestreams.

  85. @Thomas
    Maybe it's the music. Are blacks still bumping around with those ridiculously loud and badly tuned subwoofers in the trunk that mostly seem to rattle the license plate? Did they turn up their tunes since the Summer of Floyd? That would seem to make for distracted driving.

    I noticed that last year, during the pandemic, while city cops pretty much disappeared, state patrol on the highways if anything seemed more aggressive. I got pulled over three times last summer for speeding. (I'm a white guy driving an SUV with a baby seat in the back, so not exactly a prime target. Got let off with a warning each time.) Maybe it was the reduced traffic giving them more opportunities to target individual vehicles, but I got the impression the staters were sending some sort of message.

    Anyway, reduced traffic on the highways definitely has allowed faster driving. And I'm sure it would be a surprise to find out that blacks didn't take to social distancing as enthusiastically as say, goodwhites did. So more blacks going out and about at faster speeds probably means more accidents for them.

    Replies: @Jack D, @stillCARealist

    How many times do you have to be pulled over before you slow down?

    Don’t think the speed cameras aren’t coming. It won’t be long before we all start getting speeding tickets in the mail. They’re already doing that for stoplight infractions. of course, it will be brutal for those who drive for a living, since that always entails rushing around.

    Hey, here’s a thought: what about all the new delivery drivers that started up in 2020? Did we consider those people as possible causes for increased road death?

    • Replies: @Thomas
    @stillCARealist


    How many times do you have to be pulled over before you slow down?
     
    Highways here are speedtrap marathons. The speed limit bounces around between 70 (outside cities) to 60 (in and approaching cities), continually. It's easy to miss, but the State Patrol knows exactly where to catch people.

    Don’t think the speed cameras aren’t coming. It won’t be long before we all start getting speeding tickets in the mail.
     
    They're already here. There's a school zone near where I live that has a speedtrap camera.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @Abolish_public_education

    , @Anon
    @stillCARealist

    Delivery drivers have to have a good driving record before they're hired. Employers check your record during the hiring phase because their insurance companies refuse to cover drivers who have had lots of accidents. Bad drivers are too big a risk for getting you sued if you hire them and they have an accident.

    Replies: @JMcG

    , @Jim Don Bob
    @stillCARealist


    Don’t think the speed cameras aren’t coming.
     
    Speed and red light cameras are all over DC and suburban Maryland. You get $100 tickets in the mail.

    Parking meters are enforced until 10pm around DC restaurants. Traffic and parking violations are the only thing the DC government does even remotely competently.
  86. The Atlanta area has to be the worst region in the nation for hit and runs. Yesterday in Cherokee County there was yet another hit and run. A black SUV struck a bicyclist from behind and left him on the road. The guy survived but in the past we have had deaths. I hit a wandering possum and it ruins my day. How in the hell can you hit a pedestrian and haul ass. People around here don’t give a shit about crosswalks even though it is a state law that the pedestrian has the right away, they drive 4omph in a Walmart parking lot, they ride your bumper if you don’t go a minimum of 15 miles above the speed limit. THE WORST DRIVERS IN THE WORLD. You think other places have inconsiderate drivers, idiots who think they are NASCAR drivers, etc., try driving around here. Have a lot of bicyclist that cycle the scenic North Georgia roads above Atlanta. These dudes must be crazy.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Trinity

    Trinity, a local surgeon, Dr. James Corasanti, hit and ran a 13 years girl. Left her dead in the road, well actually her body flew 140 feet. Amherst,NY cop followed a fluid trail to his house. Wife refused to let cop see the car, BMW monster suv. Corasanti was found walking with neighbors bemoaning the fact his life was over. At the trial the DA had the front end of the BWM brought into the court room. Heavy damage. Corasanti said he didn't recall hitting anything. POS walked. Some juries suck.

    Replies: @Trinity

    , @Squid
    @Trinity

    "How in the hell can you hit a pedestrian and haul ass."

    You'll do it in a heartbeat if you're carrying an unlicensed firearm and a serious amount of dope, and are out on parole and/or bail.

    Read cwbchicago.com for a few weeks. The cops arrest goofs like that almost every day in Chicongo.

  87. From the article, the following crash factors increased the most:

    Urban interstates (+15);
    No seatbelt (+15);
    Occupant ejection (up 20%)

    Maybe there’s your answer. I think there are studies that show that black seatbelt use is lower that white seatbelt use. But that would only account for an increase in deaths if there were some reason that blacks were on the road more.

    Hypothesis: affordable housing has moved many poor blacks from inner cities to inner-ring suburbs. To visit friends or families, more poor blacks now have to go on the interstate. A crash without a seatbelt at 75 mph is deadly.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @Matttt


    Maybe there’s your answer. I think there are studies that show that black seatbelt use is lower that white seatbelt use. But that would only account for an increase in deaths if there were some reason that blacks were on the road more.
     
    Or cops have stopped enforcing seat-belt laws (and other traffic infractions) because they don't want to pull over a "motorist" who will lead them to becoming the next Derek Chauvin.

    For the record, I'm opposed to seat-belt laws, and other such nanny-state meddling, but I am willing to admit that they might work.

    Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic

    , @AR in Illinois
    @Matttt

    Years ago I learned in an acident-investigation course that the death-rate for ejections was 85pct. I'm sure it's still up in that range. And, yes, blacks DON'T wear seat belts at a rate way higher than everybody else.

    Replies: @Joe Stalin

  88. @Jack D
    @Gaspar DeLaFunk


    a male,the shooter,from God knows what ethnicity. Some kind of Central American?
     
    Marcus Anthony Eriz is not a typical Central American name. In many photos, he is heavily bearded in a way that most Central Americans are not (Amerindians don't have much facial hair). It seems like he is just an all American guy with a fondness for guns and cars who worked in an auto body shop. His ancestors must have come from somewhere but it is of little relevance - he is as American as apple pie. If Marcus had just won an Olympic medal for America (shooting?) would you trying to disassociate yourself from him?

    Obviously shooting at cars is not a good idea but Marcus probably didn't intend to kill anyone. The baby mama (there is no mention of a father in any of the news reports) had just given him the finger because Marcus had just cut her off. He decided to put a bullet hole in her car as a lasting reminder not to do that to people and unfortunately it was a unlucky shot and hit the kid in the back seat. Donations are pouring in to the baby mama but her judgment in giving the finger to a stranger was not much better than Marcus's. She is also appears to be of some sort of indeterminate ancestry as are most Californians in 2021. Welcome to idiocracy!

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @Clyde, @jon, @photondancer, @duncsbaby

    Marcus Anthony Eriz is not a typical Central American name. In many photos, he is heavily bearded in a way that most Central Americans are not (Amerindians don’t have much facial hair). It seems like he is just an all American guy with a fondness for guns and cars who worked in an auto body shop. His ancestors must have come from somewhere but it is of little relevance – he is as American as apple pie.

    C’mon Jack. You made me pull up a picture.

    Sure, he could plausibly be Italian or Jewish–some of those folks have a much more Mediterranean or Middle Eastern look. Maybe he is some sort of middle easterner? But basically he looks like some sort of Latin American–not an indio, but “Latin”. Someone you’d see shouting “Viva la revolucion!” American born and bred–sure. “All American guy” no. No one i grew up with in Cincinnati looked like him.

    I have no interest in sussing out his background–2nd generation, 3rd generation whatever. But his looks suggest he qualifies under the big “here because of immigration insanity” tent.

    • Replies: @Alden
    @AnotherDad

    Eritz is a Swedish surname. I don’t think I’ve ever heard of a White man being the shooter in a road rage incident. It seems to have begun as a Mexican thug thing quickly taken up by macho black men.

    What an idiotic thing to do, drive and shoot a gun at the same time. You’d have to look at your target, take a hand off the wheel, twist around and then the recoil. It’s a wonder they don’t smash into another lane and cars in that lane. Or hit the car in front of them while they’re firing.

    And Los Angeles area freeways are crowded from about 6AM to 10PM. You really have to pay attention even in the fast lane.

    , @Jack D
    @AnotherDad

    We are all (except for American Indians) here because of immigration. I assume that you mean that he is here because of post 1964 immigration? Quite possibly he is, but so is most of the population of Southern California under 25, especially if you count immigrants and their offspring. As far as I can tell, so was the kid who was hit. Probably so were most of the cops and EMTs who responded to the scene and the doctors and nurses at the hospital. At his trial, probably the judge and the lawyers and most of the jurors too. How many Old Stock white people are left in coastal California who are not Steve's age? Nowadays you often find yourself in a situation where there are no white people in sight - that's just how it is. So the fact that he was (0r was not) of immigrant stock really doesn't say much about the nature of his crime. This is the kind of stupid thing that a working class white guy might also do.

    I'll admit with the beard the guy had sort of that Fidel Castro vibe. Maybe Eriz is a Basque name (used to be Basque sheepherders out west)? Or he could be Middle Eastern but what middle easterner names his kid Marcus Anthony?

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @Mr. Anon, @Anonymous Jew

  89. @Jack D
    @Thomas

    In addition to the giant subwoofers, having all of your windows tinted really dark can't be good for visibility, especially at night.

    Some of those fatalities must have been joyriding kids. In Philly and other big cities, it's popular nowadays for a group of young teens (often too young to have licenses) to carjack or steal a car and then go for a wild ride since all the movie theaters and other entertainment venues are closed. Sometimes in the course of getting chased by the cops (or even not) they lose control and wrap the car around a pole at high speed. Carjackers are not careful about their seatbelt usage so some die when the car hits the immovable object.

    Replies: @Thomas, @AnotherDad, @Buzz Mohawk

    Carjackers are not careful about their seatbelt usage so some die when the car hits the immovable object.

    Unlike most nonsense going on today, this at least is eugenic.

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @AnotherDad

    Neal Stephenson had a good idea:


    Mr. Cardoza raises his eyebrows, which is Filipino body language for yes. “The schizo-daemon was modified to handle inputs from the various sensors that make up a good car alarm system. It was instilled into an ASIC, an Application-Specific Integrated Circuit, and several hundred thousand of them were manufactured by Havoc Mobile Security Systems and shipped throughout the world. Including to China, where a good many of them were installed in the Mercedes-Benzes of wealthy individuals, and at least one was carefully dismantled in a laboratory.”

    “Uh-oh. Hardware pirates?”

    “Yes. The ASIC was copied. Within a year of the Havoc system’s going on the market, a pirate, black-market version was being manufactured in Shenzhen. It is essentially the same thing. It has been a huge success—a quarter to a third of the car alarms in Metro Manila contain the pirated version of the schizo-daemon chip.”

    “Really? So you’re telling me that those wailing car alarms that keep me up at night are actually—” Jipi breaks off, unable to say it.

    “Paranoid schizophrenics crying for help. Yes.”

    “Well that is quite interesting and it totally makes sense. But now please forgive me, Mr. Cardoza, but I still am unclear as to how Mindshare Management got involved with this.”

    “The factory in Shenzhen wholesales these chips to car alarm manufacturers all over the world. Some of them ended up in a Baksheesh-Free Zone straddling the Egyptian/Libyan border.”

    “Baksheesh-Free Zone?”

    “A special economic zone that was set up in the middle of the Sahara Desert, as an experiment to see what would happen.”

    “What happened?”

    “It became the most prosperous city in North Africa and turned a generation of Bedouin camel herders into millionaires. Still, the traditional legal standards of the desert apply. So in addition to being highly prosperous, it is a place where penalties for crimes such as larceny are immediate and severe, and so there is not the concern for the criminal’s welfare that is common in some other parts of the world. Some of these car alarms were then hooked up to explosives.”

    “You mean they would blow up if the car got stolen?”

    Mr. Cardoza looks mildly wounded and sorrowful that Jipi has chosen to say it so bluntly. “An explosive charge would be detonated, yes.”

    “But what’s the point in that? You catch the thief, but your car’s been all messed up.”

    “In this case it did not matter, because the Baksheesh-Free Zone is a tiny, tiny state surrounded by two vast, poor countries. All of the cars that were being stolen were being taken to Egypt or Libya, where they were chopped up for parts. And so any car that was in the hands of a thief for more than about half an hour was certain to be destroyed anyway.”

    “So they didn’t care. It was a deterrent.”

    “That is correct. And it worked! When these things were introduced, a few thieves got blown up in the first week, and then the auto theft rate dropped to nearly zero. Thieves were terrified. It was such a success that the company that made them—literally a garage operation-ramped up production and began exporting these things to other countries where these kinds of Draconian measures were felt to be acceptable.”

    “Which countries?”

    “Well, for our purposes, it hardly matters, because they ended up spreading all over the place. Just last week, a shopping mall in Beverly Hills got blown up.”
     
  90. This would never have happened if honkies didn’t invent cars! Bastards!

  91. Somewhat OT:

    Add this to the World War Hair file:

    [MORE]

    My friend is helping me do some badly-needed repairs, necessitating the total rearrangement of multiple rooms. Yesterday, while getting ready to move a large bookcase, I stumbled upon my copy of Kitty Kelley’s biography of Oprah Winfrey.

    Opening up the book and selecting a passage at random, I read:

    After her string of successes, Oprah was ‘devastated’ by [her] demotion,” Gerri Kobren wrote in The Baltimore Sun. “She feared her career was grinding to a halt, and thought briefly about leaving town. Her hair fell out, leaving great bald patches; she had to keep her head wrapped in scarves while working.”

    Later, in the first flush of national success, Oprah would put an entirely different spin on losing her hair. Rather than admit to ravaged nerves, she blamed the assistant news director at WJZ, claiming he had sent her to New York City for a makeover after telling her, “ ‘Your hair is too thick, your eyes are too far apart, your nose is too wide, your chin is too long and you need to do something about it.’ ” She said they wanted to perform plastic surgery on her. In her confabulated tales, delivered with gusto to gullible feature writers and adoring audiences, she said the assistant news director came to her one day to announce, “We’re having problems with the way you look. We’re going to send you to New York. They have people there who can help you.” She claimed she was sent to “a very chi chi poo poo lah dee dah salon. The kind that serves you wine, so that when you leave it does not matter what you look like. So…I said, ‘Do you all know how to do black hair?’ And the response was, ‘Oui, madame, we do black hair, we do red hair, we do blonde hair and we do your hair.’ So this French man put a French perm on my black hair. And I was the kind of woman at the time—this was 1977—that I sat there and let this French perm burn through my cerebral cortex rather than tell this man, ‘It’s hurting.’…He left this perm on my head to the point when I got
    up out of the chair, the only thing holding my hair follicles in were scabs.”

    More amusing than accurate, her exaggerated yarn about getting her head fried until she was “as bald as a billiard ball” was all part of a buoyant performance that took her audiences on a happy ride, but something her “aunt” Katharine Esters might have called another one of “Oprah’s lies.” Truth to tell, she had gone to a high-end beauty salon in Manhattan, but she had not been sent by the station. “We didn’t have the budget for that sort of thing,” said the news producer Larry Singer.

    “I have no recollection of her being sent to New York City to have her hair redone by a French hairdresser,” said the news director Gary Elion. “I don’t know where that [story] came from.”

    Being hell-bent on cosmetic self-improvement, Oprah had taken herself to New York City, but in her mythology of the makeover supposedly mandated by dunderheaded male management, she wailed, “They wanted to make me a Puerto Rican….They wanted me to bleach my skin, change my nose.” At this point in her speeches she usually took a swipe at the news director who had hired and fired her. She claimed he had also wanted her to change her name. Sometimes she said he wanted her to call herself Suzie. Putting a hand on her hip, she would grin and ask her audience, “Do I look like a Suzie to you?” Other times she said he wanted her to be called Cathy.

    She has billions of dollars, but she always be the dumpy, big-nosed, frizzy-haired little black girl staring resentfully at blue-eyed Stacey’s long, blonde curls. Kind of sad, really.

    If Michael Jackson were still alive, would he try to claim that he was forced to change his appearance because of racism? “White-supremacist record producers told me that my nose was too big! I kept getting it redone, but I could never get it small enough! Those heartless bastards!”

    • LOL: Clyde
    • Replies: @William Badwhite
    @Stan Adams


    I stumbled upon my copy of Kitty Kelley’s biography of Oprah Winfrey.
     
    I'll take things men don't admit to for $1,000 Alex.

    Just kidding Stan. Keep representin' the 305!

    Replies: @Stan Adams

  92. @Thomas
    @Buffalo Joe

    The excellent book "Arrest-Proof Yourself" (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FO80SOQ), written by a former cop turned defense attorney, says about traffic stops that they're effectively all pretextual to some degree. Cops view traffic stops the same way a kid views an Easter egg: it might have a prize inside (i.e., something that allows them to make an arrest). The more cars they stop, the more arrests they make. It's a principal, maybe the principal, tool of law enforcement for finding evidence of serious crime or clearing warrants.

    Oklahoma City bomber Tim McVeigh and serial killers Ted Bundy, Randy Kraft, and Joel Rifkin were all arrested after traffic stops. The wokesters would let them all go in service of creating a world made safe for truculent and irresponsible blacks.

    Replies: @Jack D

    My guess is that the two main drivers of the increase in black motor vehicle fatalities, just like the increase in black homicides, since the Death of St. Floyd are:

    1. An increase in black “empowerment”. When the BLM message gets filtered thru the brain of the average ghetto dweller, the message that comes thru is that blacks should now be more free to behave in the way that black people like to behave and that any attempt to stop them from behaving in this way is by definition “racist”.

    2. The retreat to the donut shop by the police. As you say, the traffic stop is an essential tool of policing. They don’t really give a damn about your tail light bulb but the courts have ruled that such stops are 100% legal and they often lead to arrests for much more serious crimes. When the police are out there “mowing the grass” (as the Israelis say about Gaza terrorists) on a daily basis and offenders are being locked up and not released on no bail, there are fewer offenders out on the street. But nowadays ever traffic stop means a potential trip to jail – not for the offender but for the cop. Every time you get into a confrontation with a black there is a chance that you are going to get second guessed. The old police maxim was “better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6” but better still is NEITHER.

    In addition, there is a feedback loop. Ghetto blacks are keenly aware of the state of police enforcement – when the NYC police were aggressively pursuing stop and frisk, there were far fewer young black men walking around with unlicensed guns because they knew that there was a significant chance that they would get stopped and frisked and end up on Rikers Island. Conversely, when the cat’s away, the mice will play.

    • Agree: Joseph Doaks
  93. Consider the possibility that non-black driving and wreckage seemed to get worse because blacks were not just wrecking their own cars or hiiting other black people in their accidents. 9 times out of 10, that person passing on the right at 100 miles an hour is black, and the people he is passing are not.

  94. Is it related to the Wreckening that a 10-year-old NYC kid was shot to death in a negro dispute over a shared driveway?

  95. Distracted driving — — eyes not on the road, because of looking down to admire your new Nike running shoes.

    • LOL: Joseph Doaks
  96. @Altai
    @syonredux

    Fortunately the aspect of Magneto's character that has him righteously killing goyim non-mutants whose country fought Nazi Germany because the holocaust or something, (While being played in films by the very non-Jewish looking Ian McKellen and Michael Fassbender) is likely to be retired since it is no longer possible to have stories set in the present day and Magneto be old enough to have personally witnessed those things.

    But they'll likely retain that aspect and make him black, why not South African? Again, all that has to happen is somebody in that boardroom bring it up and now what do the pale white male leaders do? Say no? Good luck with that.

    Replies: @Papinian, @Sick of Orcs, @Alfa158, @Stan Adams

    (While being played in films by the very non-Jewish looking Ian McKellen and Michael Fassbender)

    Ironically, McKellen played an aging Nazi war criminal in Apt Pupil, directed by Bryan Singer, who directed the first X-Men movie.

    (I know he directed the first one; I neither know nor care whether he directed any of the others.)

    [MORE]

    Apt Pupil also featured Brad Renfro, who had a habit of working with pedophilic directors. Renfro also appeared in Bully, which was directed by … the convicted pedophile (I forget his name – is it Hispanic?) who made a creepy movie called Kids. Kids was released by a Disney subsidiary. IIRC, the Southern Baptists cited this as one of their reasons for boycotting Disney back in the late ’90s.

    Singer also directed Valkyrie starring Tom Cruise, who may or may not be the victim of a gay blackmail scheme by the Church of Scientology. That movie had some out-of-place gay overtones – there was a weird scene where a young Nazi soldier was walking around the Reich Chancellery gazing semi-longingly at an older Nazi played by Tom Wilkinson.

    I saw Valkyrie in the theater on the day after Christmas. Having seen Downfall (also in the theater) a few years earlier, I couldn’t suspend my disbelief long enough to enjoy the movie.

  97. I’ve always noticed Black driving patterns because they have always been so different from those of Whites. And they have changed over the past few decades. Whites still drive more or less the same.
    When I was a kid during the waning days of the segregated South, Blacks drove excruciatingly slow.
    This was in the early-60s (and in decades before according to my Dad and Granddad). You did NOT want to get stuck behind a Black driver.
    My guess it was a passive-aggressive ploy to not get a traffic citation (“I wadn’t doin’ nuthin’ suh”), or equally, a way to irritate and obstruct Whites. Judging by the extreme, obsessive importance that Blacks seem to place on irritating, frightening or otherwise messing with Whites, it was probably the latter.
    Mexicans are also “low and slow” drivers. It seems that this is to demonstrate that they have an aristocratic distain for the White emphasis on time-and-motion efficiency. Many of them even ruin and hobble their automobiles (low riders) just to show their commitment to this utter stupidity.
    Asians just drive as if they are horribly, horribly confused; everything is happening way too fast.

    Starting in the 1980s, I began to notice Blacks driving very, very fast in the absolute worst traffic conditions. The most egregious example: Where I worked we parked in a huge, multi-level parking garage and you had to be extremely careful because of the large number of Blacks going close to highway speeds in a crowded, narrow parking garage. They finally had to put speed bumps everywhere.
    I’ve driven coast-to-coast more than a dozen times over the past 20 years, and I’ve driven through cities at many different times of the day and week.
    Driving through majority Black cities on the perimeter highways is as precarious as a war zone; especially late at night. Huge numbers of Blacks will go flying by at well over 100 mph. They will be doing this even if the freeway is actually crowded. It shows typical stupidity and lack of judgement.
    And during times when they know that the police are under pressure to NOT arrest Blacks, they will take that as a signal to openly commit more traffic crime just as they step up the numbers of their other types of crimes. The fact that this is self-destructive doesn’t enter into their heads.
    The fact is that Blacks (and other nonWhites) have to be vigorously controlled by law enforcement using draconian methods. That is the only way that they will even come somewhat close to levels of acceptable, civilized behavior. (((Our hostile ruling elites))) are unleashing Blacks (“defund the police”) as a way of humiliating and terrorizing Whites. That always results in more injury and death to Blacks because of their own behavior. They’ll just blame that on Whites somehow.

    • Replies: @Ralph L
    @Fisk Ellington Rutledge IV

    When I was a kid during the waning days of the segregated South, Blacks drove excruciatingly slow.

    We used to vacation in eastern NC. In small towns, everyone drove slowly. Time wasn't money.

    , @Corvinus
    @Fisk Ellington Rutledge IV

    “My guess it was a passive-aggressive ploy to not get a traffic citation (“I wadn’t doin’ nuthin’ suh”), or equally, a way to irritate and obstruct Whites. Judging by the extreme, obsessive importance that Blacks seem to place on irritating, frightening or otherwise messing with Whites, it was probably the latter.“

    Actually, southern blacks drove slower during Jim Crow to avoid tickets and jail, as well as a beating. Deep down you know that, but don’t want to admit it.

    Replies: @AceDeuce

  98. @AnotherDad
    @Jack D


    Marcus Anthony Eriz is not a typical Central American name. In many photos, he is heavily bearded in a way that most Central Americans are not (Amerindians don’t have much facial hair). It seems like he is just an all American guy with a fondness for guns and cars who worked in an auto body shop. His ancestors must have come from somewhere but it is of little relevance – he is as American as apple pie.
     
    C'mon Jack. You made me pull up a picture.

    Sure, he could plausibly be Italian or Jewish--some of those folks have a much more Mediterranean or Middle Eastern look. Maybe he is some sort of middle easterner? But basically he looks like some sort of Latin American--not an indio, but "Latin". Someone you'd see shouting "Viva la revolucion!" American born and bred--sure. "All American guy" no. No one i grew up with in Cincinnati looked like him.

    I have no interest in sussing out his background--2nd generation, 3rd generation whatever. But his looks suggest he qualifies under the big "here because of immigration insanity" tent.

    Replies: @Alden, @Jack D

    Eritz is a Swedish surname. I don’t think I’ve ever heard of a White man being the shooter in a road rage incident. It seems to have begun as a Mexican thug thing quickly taken up by macho black men.

    What an idiotic thing to do, drive and shoot a gun at the same time. You’d have to look at your target, take a hand off the wheel, twist around and then the recoil. It’s a wonder they don’t smash into another lane and cars in that lane. Or hit the car in front of them while they’re firing.

    And Los Angeles area freeways are crowded from about 6AM to 10PM. You really have to pay attention even in the fast lane.

  99. What might also be interesting is the increase of pedestrian deaths from 6205 to 6421 (or something). The black racial component might have increased drastically as opposed to the earlier pointing to “elderly” pedestrians and “walkable” communities. South Africa has a similar problem of course, where they found that blacks crossing the road were effectively unable to judge the speed of oncoming (highway) traffic which may easily range from 70mph to 80mph..

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    @Johann Theron

    ' South Africa has a similar problem of course, where they found that blacks crossing the road were effectively unable to judge the speed of oncoming (highway) traffic which may easily range from 70mph to 80mph...'

    Dogs seem to have the same problem. If only dogs could understand cars...

  100. @AnotherDad
    @Jack D


    Marcus Anthony Eriz is not a typical Central American name. In many photos, he is heavily bearded in a way that most Central Americans are not (Amerindians don’t have much facial hair). It seems like he is just an all American guy with a fondness for guns and cars who worked in an auto body shop. His ancestors must have come from somewhere but it is of little relevance – he is as American as apple pie.
     
    C'mon Jack. You made me pull up a picture.

    Sure, he could plausibly be Italian or Jewish--some of those folks have a much more Mediterranean or Middle Eastern look. Maybe he is some sort of middle easterner? But basically he looks like some sort of Latin American--not an indio, but "Latin". Someone you'd see shouting "Viva la revolucion!" American born and bred--sure. "All American guy" no. No one i grew up with in Cincinnati looked like him.

    I have no interest in sussing out his background--2nd generation, 3rd generation whatever. But his looks suggest he qualifies under the big "here because of immigration insanity" tent.

    Replies: @Alden, @Jack D

    We are all (except for American Indians) here because of immigration. I assume that you mean that he is here because of post 1964 immigration? Quite possibly he is, but so is most of the population of Southern California under 25, especially if you count immigrants and their offspring. As far as I can tell, so was the kid who was hit. Probably so were most of the cops and EMTs who responded to the scene and the doctors and nurses at the hospital. At his trial, probably the judge and the lawyers and most of the jurors too. How many Old Stock white people are left in coastal California who are not Steve’s age? Nowadays you often find yourself in a situation where there are no white people in sight – that’s just how it is. So the fact that he was (0r was not) of immigrant stock really doesn’t say much about the nature of his crime. This is the kind of stupid thing that a working class white guy might also do.

    I’ll admit with the beard the guy had sort of that Fidel Castro vibe. Maybe Eriz is a Basque name (used to be Basque sheepherders out west)? Or he could be Middle Eastern but what middle easterner names his kid Marcus Anthony?

    • Agree: Alden
    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    @Jack D


    We are all (except for American Indians) here because of immigration.
     
    In this broad sense of "immigrant" as anyone moving from A to B, American Indians are here because "immigration" as well.

    As i've noted, what actually happened in America was "conquest" and "settlement". All my ancestors--as far as i know--came for "settlement", for land. All were here before the prairie was closed.

    This is a very traditional pattern--people defeat and push out the natives and take the land for themselves. (Sometimes keeping the native women.) And very different than this "immigration" where someone from nation/race/ethnicity A plops his ass down nation B. Which--at least done in mass--is historically unprecedented. Historically you have to defeat the nation you seek to occupy. Nations don't just let other people roll in to sponge off it.

    ~~

    Most of the rest i agree with. Americans--obviously--get road rage. And Americans do stupid shit all the time--including white guys. And the rest of it is just pointing out that California no longer has a traditional American population. The white population has slumped to a 1/3 and probably <30% with American roots. California's a minoritarian melange ... and has the behavior--like this guy--to match.

    My point was simply that there is--despite denials--an "all American" type guy. There is a historic "American people". And this guy isn't it.

    , @Mr. Anon
    @Jack D


    We are all (except for American Indians) here because of immigration.
     
    Sort of like how the Israelis are all there because of immigration.
    , @Anonymous Jew
    @Jack D

    Agree with your post, but just to clarify colonists were not immigrants. If I move to Hawaii I’m not immigrating. To immigrate means accepting a new sovereign/nation - not conquering the local sovereign or going from one English-ruled territory to another. Only post-1776 arrivals are “immigrants” including Ellis Island schmucks like me.

    It used to be that roughly half of all American stock was pre-revolutionary, non-immigrant. What is it now? One-third?

  101. @Desiderius
    @Desiderius

    In 1991, Wexner cofounded a philanthropic organization of Jewish billionaires known as the Mega Group, which uses some of its vast resources to shape Middle East policy. In 2003, Wexner’s foundation commissioned GOP messaging guru Frank Luntz to advise American Jewish leaders on how to rally support for Israel. “For a year—a SOLID YEAR—you should be invoking the name of Saddam Hussein and how Israel was always behind American efforts to rid the world of this ruthless dictator and liberate their people,” Luntz’s recommendation stated.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @J.Ross

    … so making somebody do something is the same thing as being behind them … interesting …

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @J.Ross

    Just more of that leading from behind.

  102. anon[392] • Disclaimer says:

    It’s ironic that youthful violent deaths used to be less unequal by race, since suburban teen traffic fatalities largely offset black criminal deaths. But not so much anymore. Blacks are driving more.

    Plus hijacking has replaced old fashioned boosting. And Black jackers are fully exercising their newly established constitutional right to resist arrest to the highways. In stereotypical fashion they shoot poorly and drive poorly, with the usual results.

    One surprising result is Black shootings regularly happen in white zip codes, with perps and victims commuting to their rendezvous with destiny.

  103. @Jack D
    @Gaspar DeLaFunk


    a male,the shooter,from God knows what ethnicity. Some kind of Central American?
     
    Marcus Anthony Eriz is not a typical Central American name. In many photos, he is heavily bearded in a way that most Central Americans are not (Amerindians don't have much facial hair). It seems like he is just an all American guy with a fondness for guns and cars who worked in an auto body shop. His ancestors must have come from somewhere but it is of little relevance - he is as American as apple pie. If Marcus had just won an Olympic medal for America (shooting?) would you trying to disassociate yourself from him?

    Obviously shooting at cars is not a good idea but Marcus probably didn't intend to kill anyone. The baby mama (there is no mention of a father in any of the news reports) had just given him the finger because Marcus had just cut her off. He decided to put a bullet hole in her car as a lasting reminder not to do that to people and unfortunately it was a unlucky shot and hit the kid in the back seat. Donations are pouring in to the baby mama but her judgment in giving the finger to a stranger was not much better than Marcus's. She is also appears to be of some sort of indeterminate ancestry as are most Californians in 2021. Welcome to idiocracy!

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @Clyde, @jon, @photondancer, @duncsbaby

    https://heavy.com/news/wynne-lee-marcus-eriz/

    When Marcus Anthony Eriz was booked his race was listed as Mexican-Latin American.
    https://heavy.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/eriz.png?resize=782,356

    • Thanks: Hangnail Hans
  104. @3g4me
    Let's see those traffic fatalities further broken down by race - i.e. stop including Mestizos and Han along with Whites. Then you'll see the real differences - Han may be rule abiding but they're particularly poor drivers - they don't deal well with the split-second responses necessary to navigating roads filled with the impulsive and erratic driving by the world's dregs here in Numerica. Plus every last Hanette has her face buried in her phone as she drives 10 miles under the speed limit in the left lane. Mestizos used to veer between driving the precise speed limit so as not to come to anyone's notice and drag racing while drunk. Now they no longer fear la migra and just drive as though they're in Guadalajara. And don't forget the other 'neither black nor White' types - my son's truck was recently totaled by an 18 year old Arab on a provisional license who made a left turn into oncoming traffic.

    I used to enjoy driving. Now it's like driving bumper cars, and I never enjoyed those even as a kid. Perhaps if I got a Humvee with a large cattleguard on the front and pushed all the smart cars and Priii out of the way ? There's a thought.

    Replies: @Supply and Demand, @Anon, @Anonymous

    You forgot about boomers decline in hearing, vision and cognition being a major cause in accidents. Most white Americans under 50 drive quite well. Most white Americans over 50 drive like selfish retards — but that’s because most are boomers.

  105. When Marcus Anthony Eriz was booked his race was listed as Mexican-Latin American.

    • Replies: @Hangnail Hans
    @Clyde

    5 ft 4, 138# latino

    Yeah Jack's right, he's a regular first string All-American from 1956

  106. @Anonymous
    @Desiderius

    Wow, quite an article. This passage stood out:


    Farmer was also unsettled by strange visitors coming and going at the house. She recalled government officials making pilgrimages to meet Epstein for unexplained reasons.
     
    😳

    Replies: @Desiderius

    Ostensibly about Epstein but the subtext is Wexner and should be. The story of our time. It’s all there.

  107. About that affordable family formation:

    • Thanks: El Dato, The Anti-Gnostic
    • Replies: @El Dato
    @Desiderius

    SchwabWorld seems to come on pretty fast now.

    , @AnotherDad
    @Desiderius

    We need nationalist/conservatives willing to pick up the $100 bill lying on the sidewalk that is affordable family formation.

    If we'd get any politician willing to raise the issue of "immigration" in the context of wages, housing and the American Dream they'd walk. Middle class people would flock to a candidate who actually showed some interest in preserving middle class life.

    For housing affordability it's easy:
    -- end immigration
    -- end foreign purchases of American real estate; (gradually end the right to foreign ownership)
    -- end AFFH
    -- ideally end section 8 or at least allow communities to ban; ideally voting precinct by precinct--you vote for a Congress critter that votes for section 8, you get it; if you don't, you don't

    -- let developers, develop and build single family
    -- start catching up on infrastructure; (no longer pointless once immigration is closed)
    -- then you can look at financialization of residential real estate--specifically single family--and push for private ownership
    -- allow communities decide to be owner-occupied
    -- further out--end housing "Civil Rights" and let developers build "communities" where residents can decide who their fellow residents are

    For a politician, ideologue keeping banging on the basics--American jobs, at American wages, American homes, affordable by American workers, to have American families.

    Replies: @anon, @Corn

  108. @Jack D
    @Mike Tre

    Being a chauffeur was one profession that was open to blacks in America as soon as cars were invented. Rich white people had no problem entrusting their lives to them. Driving is one of those visual-spatial type skills that doesn't seem to be affected (much) by the black handicap in IQ.

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @Mike Tre, @ThreeCranes

    Driving is one of those visual-spatial type skills that doesn’t seem to be affected (much) by the black handicap in IQ.

    I think you’re being a bit over-generous here Jack.

    Insurance companies aren’t allowed to factor in race or give IQ tests, but being dumber absolutely correlates with “worse driving” and “more accidents”. One of the take-homes from The Bell Curve–actually the take-home (the race issue is a side-chapter and not the message of the book) is that higher IQ correlates with more effective/civilized behavior across pretty much every domain. And lower IQ correlates with worse outcomes across every domain–including accidents.

    I think this is hidden somewhat because blacks are more urban, less likely to own cars (more likely to rely on public transit) and also drive fewer miles (more “homey”). And this is most true among the dumbest/least capable blacks.

    But i think you’re spot on that IQ isn’t the dominant factor. Mostly it is paying attention–the willingness and discipline to pay attention.

    I pride myself on this aspect. I’m a visually oriented person. I get behind the wheel and i’m taking it all in, the behavior of all the other cars on the road, cars at cross streets or lurking in businesses, pedestrians and cyclists, the timing of lights, the weather conditions. My brain is continually gathering data and updating the model of likely behavior–misbehavior–from others. I’ve saved myself from several accidents because i’d sussed out and was ready for driver misbehavior. I’ve only been tagged twice–and i think they were close to unavoidable–a drunk driver on the highway and an older lady who got confused and just went through a red light right in front of me. (My DeVille fared better than her Civic).

    But i know high IQ people, who … just don’t pay full attention. I’ve seen ’em surprised by drivers doing stuff, i thought was more more or less predictable (or at least had reasonable probability). I know high IQ people who can’t hold a car conversation without looking over at you. (No–i can hear you, look at the road, that’s your f’ing job.)

    On the other hand, i’m impatient. Not speed demon, but impatient. I’m on the road to go somewhere. I want everyone out there focused on that mission–driving someplace. (Not your phone, your conversation, your makeup.)

    I can easily believe a 90 IQ black guy with good vision and road experience, but a lot of patience could be a better chauffer than me.

    • Replies: @SafeNow
    @AnotherDad

    “My brain is continually gathering data and updating the model”

    “Spatial intelligence” is one of the 8 kinds of intelligence. I have read this applied to Magic Johnson’s “court sense”. — sensing not only where everyone is right now, but also where everyone will be in the next instant. To the extent this “8 kinds” model is accurate, blacks seem to have spatial intelligence of the court-sense / road-sense type. If so, maybe they hubristically figure they can take a road risk, and get into trouble for it. Thus, you have the court sense, but not the hubris to abuse it. Rather, it is an advantage.

    , @Achmed E. Newman
    @AnotherDad

    Those were 2 really good comments, this one and this one from Jack D.* I just wanted to comment on your last part, as this and that last driving post bring out the opinions in everyone.

    It's the intersections, people! Get through them! I get impatient, but it's more that I hate seeing drivers who are indecisive. Either go or stop, not some half-assed a little of each! At these 4-way stops in the neighborhoods, people will just sit there for way too long. In a car, it's bad enough, because then I'm the rude guy just saying "fuck it, I'm going, if nobody else will get his shit together" to myself and blast through. "Hey, you can't ... whaddya ..." go their horns.

    It's worse on a bike, because I'm planning on going, if the set-up looks right (there's a point of go/no-go point, and you've got to know right where that is based on conditions). I get people sitting there that may be there for 5 minutes, finishing shopping for that bedroom set. I can't see in all the windows due to glare, and one of these drivers parkers may just up and hit the gas without looking, at any moment.

    Intersections are choke points, and people need to spend as little time in them as possible.

    Drivers wanted, as the VW commercials say, well maybe not the modern ones - I wouldn't know.


    .

    * Face it, Jack will never come around on immigration because his grandparents or something - Peak Stupidity made a short comment on that yesterday called "It's a mystery ..."

  109. @Known Fact
    If they've started breaking out the numbers by race, they must intend to somehow show that America's cars and roads are systematically racist. (Don't laugh, this was actually a charge in the Westchester Gannett newspaper, that the parkway system there was designed by privileged whites and underserves minorities.)

    In other traffic fatality news, the high-profile hit-run clobbering of an NYC pedestrian -- actress Lisa Banes -- by a guy on a scooter has people up in arms against these infernal machines as well as kamikaze bicyclists and all those DeBlasio bike lanes

    Replies: @res, @Abolish_public_education

    If they’ve started breaking out the numbers by race, they must intend to somehow show that America’s cars and roads are systematically racist.

    That might very well be the intent, but would indicate some lack of awareness of how such statistics tend to backfire in that context.

    • Replies: @Known Fact
    @res

    Like the New Jersey study into why so many blacks were being pulled over on the thruway -- which clearly determined it's because they speed so often

  110. @Desiderius
    https://twitter.com/Explicatur1/status/1402613392465174528?s=20

    Coming up on the 50th anniversary in August.

    Heckuva job, Nixonie!

    How is it possible for heads to be buried this deep in the sand?

    Replies: @El Dato

    “Bux for Blax”, now in a printshop near you.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @El Dato

    If you look at net inflow and outflow it’s been going on all our lives, with the printing starting fifty years ago this August.

  111. @RadicalCenter
    In this recent photo, Eriz doesn’t look non-Hispanic White European, and he’s not wearing a beard:

    https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2021/06/08/who-is-marcus-eriz/

    As for the lady giving the finger to Eriz, so what? My wife wouldn’t be either so rude or so provoking of an angry stranger, but the lady wasn’t at all “at fault.” Someone sane and fit to live in a society, of any race, doesn’t even consider responding with deadly force.

    And to answer your question, Eriz and his family never should have been admitted into our country. No, we don’t need him or his ilk on our Olympic teams or anywhere else.

    “Most Californians” are readily identified as Mexican, Chinese, Filipino, or Korean, in that order of frequency. (Filipinos already made up five percent of U Cal’s incoming freshmen students several years ago.). There are probably more mixed-race people and people from smaller, more obscure ethnic groups / countries per capita in California than most other places in the USA and Canada. But most are obviously visibly from the dominant plurality, Mexicans, or one of those other growing groups.

    Replies: @peterike, @anon, @Fisk Ellington Rutledge IV

    “Most Californians” are readily identified as Mexican, Chinese, Filipino, or Korean, in that order of frequency.

    What about dot-Indians? They gotta be in there somewhere.

  112. @The Alarmist
    I used to do a lot of driving in the US, and the worst motorists were in heavily-black Fulton County, GA.

    Replies: @JMcG, @Buffalo Joe, @Hapalong Cassidy, @GamecockJerry, @ex-banker, @S. Anonyia

    I was proud of myself for coming up with my own isteve-ian observation a few years ago as I taught my kids to drive. In most white families, learning to drive is a right of passage. The father typically introduces his kids not to just the basics of driving, but also to the unwritten rules of the road: respect for the fact that one is driving a potential killing machine, defensive driving, how to merge safely, how to deal with rain and snow etc. It’s a bonding experience that reinforces responsibility and safety. My observation is that non-whites (Asians and Hispanics in my area), learning is limited to mandatory driving school that effectively becomes a box checking exercise. Driving is all about getting from point A to point B. The sense of responsibility is completely missing.

    Another blow to civilization from diversity.

    • Agree: The Alarmist
  113. @Achmed E. Newman
    I just read the article. This is indeed a scoop, Steve, and I commend you for that. As you say, it'll take some finagling for the Lyin' Press to come up with a way to blame it on White people, so's that it'll be "fit to print".

    With Jim Lassiter's inspiration, I've got an idea. Black people are being low-profiled by the dealers! C'mon journalists, whaddya' need a refresher course? It's all styling and profiling nowadays!

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Adam Smith

    “it’ll take some finagling for the Lyin’ Press to come up with a way to blame it on White people, so’s that it’ll be “fit to print”.”

    Dummies Used In Crash Tests Favor White Men And Put Black! Bodies At Risk!

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Adam Smith

    "Equity in crash test dummies! When do we want it? We want it now! When will we come up with new chants? We don't even know!"

  114. @Jack D
    @AnotherDad

    We are all (except for American Indians) here because of immigration. I assume that you mean that he is here because of post 1964 immigration? Quite possibly he is, but so is most of the population of Southern California under 25, especially if you count immigrants and their offspring. As far as I can tell, so was the kid who was hit. Probably so were most of the cops and EMTs who responded to the scene and the doctors and nurses at the hospital. At his trial, probably the judge and the lawyers and most of the jurors too. How many Old Stock white people are left in coastal California who are not Steve's age? Nowadays you often find yourself in a situation where there are no white people in sight - that's just how it is. So the fact that he was (0r was not) of immigrant stock really doesn't say much about the nature of his crime. This is the kind of stupid thing that a working class white guy might also do.

    I'll admit with the beard the guy had sort of that Fidel Castro vibe. Maybe Eriz is a Basque name (used to be Basque sheepherders out west)? Or he could be Middle Eastern but what middle easterner names his kid Marcus Anthony?

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @Mr. Anon, @Anonymous Jew

    We are all (except for American Indians) here because of immigration.

    In this broad sense of “immigrant” as anyone moving from A to B, American Indians are here because “immigration” as well.

    As i’ve noted, what actually happened in America was “conquest” and “settlement”. All my ancestors–as far as i know–came for “settlement”, for land. All were here before the prairie was closed.

    This is a very traditional pattern–people defeat and push out the natives and take the land for themselves. (Sometimes keeping the native women.) And very different than this “immigration” where someone from nation/race/ethnicity A plops his ass down nation B. Which–at least done in mass–is historically unprecedented. Historically you have to defeat the nation you seek to occupy. Nations don’t just let other people roll in to sponge off it.

    ~~

    Most of the rest i agree with. Americans–obviously–get road rage. And Americans do stupid shit all the time–including white guys. And the rest of it is just pointing out that California no longer has a traditional American population. The white population has slumped to a 1/3 and probably <30% with American roots. California's a minoritarian melange … and has the behavior–like this guy–to match.

    My point was simply that there is–despite denials–an "all American" type guy. There is a historic "American people". And this guy isn't it.

    • Agree: Hangnail Hans
  115. @AnotherDad
    @Jack D


    Carjackers are not careful about their seatbelt usage so some die when the car hits the immovable object.
     
    Unlike most nonsense going on today, this at least is eugenic.

    Replies: @El Dato

    Neal Stephenson had a good idea:

    Mr. Cardoza raises his eyebrows, which is Filipino body language for yes. “The schizo-daemon was modified to handle inputs from the various sensors that make up a good car alarm system. It was instilled into an ASIC, an Application-Specific Integrated Circuit, and several hundred thousand of them were manufactured by Havoc Mobile Security Systems and shipped throughout the world. Including to China, where a good many of them were installed in the Mercedes-Benzes of wealthy individuals, and at least one was carefully dismantled in a laboratory.”

    “Uh-oh. Hardware pirates?”

    “Yes. The ASIC was copied. Within a year of the Havoc system’s going on the market, a pirate, black-market version was being manufactured in Shenzhen. It is essentially the same thing. It has been a huge success—a quarter to a third of the car alarms in Metro Manila contain the pirated version of the schizo-daemon chip.”

    “Really? So you’re telling me that those wailing car alarms that keep me up at night are actually—” Jipi breaks off, unable to say it.

    “Paranoid schizophrenics crying for help. Yes.”

    “Well that is quite interesting and it totally makes sense. But now please forgive me, Mr. Cardoza, but I still am unclear as to how Mindshare Management got involved with this.”

    “The factory in Shenzhen wholesales these chips to car alarm manufacturers all over the world. Some of them ended up in a Baksheesh-Free Zone straddling the Egyptian/Libyan border.”

    “Baksheesh-Free Zone?”

    “A special economic zone that was set up in the middle of the Sahara Desert, as an experiment to see what would happen.”

    “What happened?”

    “It became the most prosperous city in North Africa and turned a generation of Bedouin camel herders into millionaires. Still, the traditional legal standards of the desert apply. So in addition to being highly prosperous, it is a place where penalties for crimes such as larceny are immediate and severe, and so there is not the concern for the criminal’s welfare that is common in some other parts of the world. Some of these car alarms were then hooked up to explosives.”

    “You mean they would blow up if the car got stolen?”

    Mr. Cardoza looks mildly wounded and sorrowful that Jipi has chosen to say it so bluntly. “An explosive charge would be detonated, yes.”

    “But what’s the point in that? You catch the thief, but your car’s been all messed up.”

    “In this case it did not matter, because the Baksheesh-Free Zone is a tiny, tiny state surrounded by two vast, poor countries. All of the cars that were being stolen were being taken to Egypt or Libya, where they were chopped up for parts. And so any car that was in the hands of a thief for more than about half an hour was certain to be destroyed anyway.”

    “So they didn’t care. It was a deterrent.”

    “That is correct. And it worked! When these things were introduced, a few thieves got blown up in the first week, and then the auto theft rate dropped to nearly zero. Thieves were terrified. It was such a success that the company that made them—literally a garage operation-ramped up production and began exporting these things to other countries where these kinds of Draconian measures were felt to be acceptable.”

    “Which countries?”

    “Well, for our purposes, it hardly matters, because they ended up spreading all over the place. Just last week, a shopping mall in Beverly Hills got blown up.”

  116. @Matttt
    From the article, the following crash factors increased the most:


    Urban interstates (+15);
    No seatbelt (+15);
    Occupant ejection (up 20%)
     
    Maybe there's your answer. I think there are studies that show that black seatbelt use is lower that white seatbelt use. But that would only account for an increase in deaths if there were some reason that blacks were on the road more.

    Hypothesis: affordable housing has moved many poor blacks from inner cities to inner-ring suburbs. To visit friends or families, more poor blacks now have to go on the interstate. A crash without a seatbelt at 75 mph is deadly.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @AR in Illinois

    Maybe there’s your answer. I think there are studies that show that black seatbelt use is lower that white seatbelt use. But that would only account for an increase in deaths if there were some reason that blacks were on the road more.

    Or cops have stopped enforcing seat-belt laws (and other traffic infractions) because they don’t want to pull over a “motorist” who will lead them to becoming the next Derek Chauvin.

    For the record, I’m opposed to seat-belt laws, and other such nanny-state meddling, but I am willing to admit that they might work.

    • Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic
    @Mr. Anon

    It is truly irresponsible to drive or ride in a car without a seat belt and shoulder strap.

    BTW, the incredibly problematic airbags were motivated by the human factors observation that absent a law, nobody was buckling up. Now that everybody is, consumers should probably be able to shop for a non-airbag option but maybe some biomechanists/mechanical engineers can correct me.

    Airbags break arms, kill children and scar corneas (yes, this really happens).

    Replies: @Gamecock, @Mr. Anon, @JMcG

  117. @Jack D
    @AnotherDad

    We are all (except for American Indians) here because of immigration. I assume that you mean that he is here because of post 1964 immigration? Quite possibly he is, but so is most of the population of Southern California under 25, especially if you count immigrants and their offspring. As far as I can tell, so was the kid who was hit. Probably so were most of the cops and EMTs who responded to the scene and the doctors and nurses at the hospital. At his trial, probably the judge and the lawyers and most of the jurors too. How many Old Stock white people are left in coastal California who are not Steve's age? Nowadays you often find yourself in a situation where there are no white people in sight - that's just how it is. So the fact that he was (0r was not) of immigrant stock really doesn't say much about the nature of his crime. This is the kind of stupid thing that a working class white guy might also do.

    I'll admit with the beard the guy had sort of that Fidel Castro vibe. Maybe Eriz is a Basque name (used to be Basque sheepherders out west)? Or he could be Middle Eastern but what middle easterner names his kid Marcus Anthony?

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @Mr. Anon, @Anonymous Jew

    We are all (except for American Indians) here because of immigration.

    Sort of like how the Israelis are all there because of immigration.

  118. anon[157] • Disclaimer says:
    @RadicalCenter
    In this recent photo, Eriz doesn’t look non-Hispanic White European, and he’s not wearing a beard:

    https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2021/06/08/who-is-marcus-eriz/

    As for the lady giving the finger to Eriz, so what? My wife wouldn’t be either so rude or so provoking of an angry stranger, but the lady wasn’t at all “at fault.” Someone sane and fit to live in a society, of any race, doesn’t even consider responding with deadly force.

    And to answer your question, Eriz and his family never should have been admitted into our country. No, we don’t need him or his ilk on our Olympic teams or anywhere else.

    “Most Californians” are readily identified as Mexican, Chinese, Filipino, or Korean, in that order of frequency. (Filipinos already made up five percent of U Cal’s incoming freshmen students several years ago.). There are probably more mixed-race people and people from smaller, more obscure ethnic groups / countries per capita in California than most other places in the USA and Canada. But most are obviously visibly from the dominant plurality, Mexicans, or one of those other growing groups.

    Replies: @peterike, @anon, @Fisk Ellington Rutledge IV

    In this recent photo, Eriz doesn’t look non-Hispanic White European, and he’s not wearing a beard:

    Put a Che-style beret on his head and see what does for his look.

    As for the lady giving the finger to Eriz, so what?

    So she was stupid, and did a stupid thing. Then Eriz bumped up the ante. Situational awareness isn’t just about the car in the left lane. It’s about larger situations…yeah, I’ve done the same thing, but I don’t do that anymore for reasons.

    Of course since there are lots of laws in Cali regulating guns, this could not have actually happened, because it was illegal for Erez to have that loaded gun in his car. Especially in LA. Illegal!

    Clearly more laws are needed. Moar! Always moar!

  119. @Achmed E. Newman
    @Mark G.

    Agreed, Mark. I got into a wreck downtown for which the insurance company told me I was to total out my car (nope, didn't happen) due to some 18 y/o black girl running the red light one night*. She was still on the same phone call to her Mom after the wreck that she'd been on before the wreck! Anyway, even though that's a pretty direct route for a lot of places, I just skip going directly through downtown as much as possible. I don't need the hassle.

    .

    * I saw it coming but not in enough time to completely stop. Were I about 10 ft behind, I would have smashed her right in her driver's side door.

    Replies: @Jim Christian

    Acchie! You live near blacks? I recommend 70 to 150 miles of separation between you, your family and your business and said herds of blacks. Always. In my racist mind, there’s never, ever enough distance. They hate us, I respect that. Because I don’t like those racist shits either. They started this shit anew 10 years ago. Let them fix their own infrastructure. I got no use for the murderous bastards. Sorry for the candy coating.

    • Agree: Adam Smith
    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Jim Christian

    Yeah, I know you bugged out from Virginia up to N. Hampshire, or is it Vermont? That's not in the cards for us, but a move is fairly imminent. I'm glad it's working out for you, Jim. I enjoy your comments here.

    Replies: @Jim Christian

  120. This is wild.

  121. OT – The next thing in housing – built to rent suburban housing developments:

    Built-to-Rent Suburbs Are Poised to Spread Across the U.S.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/built-to-rent-suburbs-are-poised-to-spread-across-the-u-s-11623075610

    In the future, you’ll own nothing and you’ll be happy.

  122. @Desiderius
    About that affordable family formation:

    https://twitter.com/APhilosophae/status/1402438754804064262?s=20

    Replies: @El Dato, @AnotherDad

    SchwabWorld seems to come on pretty fast now.

  123. @3g4me
    Let's see those traffic fatalities further broken down by race - i.e. stop including Mestizos and Han along with Whites. Then you'll see the real differences - Han may be rule abiding but they're particularly poor drivers - they don't deal well with the split-second responses necessary to navigating roads filled with the impulsive and erratic driving by the world's dregs here in Numerica. Plus every last Hanette has her face buried in her phone as she drives 10 miles under the speed limit in the left lane. Mestizos used to veer between driving the precise speed limit so as not to come to anyone's notice and drag racing while drunk. Now they no longer fear la migra and just drive as though they're in Guadalajara. And don't forget the other 'neither black nor White' types - my son's truck was recently totaled by an 18 year old Arab on a provisional license who made a left turn into oncoming traffic.

    I used to enjoy driving. Now it's like driving bumper cars, and I never enjoyed those even as a kid. Perhaps if I got a Humvee with a large cattleguard on the front and pushed all the smart cars and Priii out of the way ? There's a thought.

    Replies: @Supply and Demand, @Anon, @Anonymous

    Han may be rule abiding but they’re particularly poor drivers

    Is the data that hard to come by? My gut feeling is that this persistent stereotype could easily be proven true or false.

    • Replies: @JohnnyWalker123
    @Anon

    Call up John Rocker.

  124. @Anonymous
    Liberian, "refugee" executes white 14 year old girl in brutal knife attack.

    https://www.inforum.com/news/crime-and-courts/7064601-UPDATE-Man-accused-of-attacking-Fargo-middle-schooler-to-face-murder-charge

    # mass immigration

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Alden

    Thank you. The Paul Kersey column on VDare and on this site did not have the information yet that this guy was another “refugee”, though he asked the question.

    Gee, thanks Lutherans! You are doing God’s work. Maybe you all should go explain that to the late Jupiter Paulson’s parents.

    • Replies: @JohnnyWalker123
    @Achmed E. Newman

    It wasn't the "Lutherans."

    Try again.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

  125. @res
    @Known Fact


    If they’ve started breaking out the numbers by race, they must intend to somehow show that America’s cars and roads are systematically racist.
     
    That might very well be the intent, but would indicate some lack of awareness of how such statistics tend to backfire in that context.

    Replies: @Known Fact

    Like the New Jersey study into why so many blacks were being pulled over on the thruway — which clearly determined it’s because they speed so often

  126. @Desiderius
    About that affordable family formation:

    https://twitter.com/APhilosophae/status/1402438754804064262?s=20

    Replies: @El Dato, @AnotherDad

    We need nationalist/conservatives willing to pick up the $100 bill lying on the sidewalk that is affordable family formation.

    If we’d get any politician willing to raise the issue of “immigration” in the context of wages, housing and the American Dream they’d walk. Middle class people would flock to a candidate who actually showed some interest in preserving middle class life.

    For housing affordability it’s easy:
    — end immigration
    — end foreign purchases of American real estate; (gradually end the right to foreign ownership)
    — end AFFH
    — ideally end section 8 or at least allow communities to ban; ideally voting precinct by precinct–you vote for a Congress critter that votes for section 8, you get it; if you don’t, you don’t

    — let developers, develop and build single family
    — start catching up on infrastructure; (no longer pointless once immigration is closed)
    — then you can look at financialization of residential real estate–specifically single family–and push for private ownership
    — allow communities decide to be owner-occupied
    — further out–end housing “Civil Rights” and let developers build “communities” where residents can decide who their fellow residents are

    For a politician, ideologue keeping banging on the basics–American jobs, at American wages, American homes, affordable by American workers, to have American families.

    • Replies: @anon
    @AnotherDad

    We need nationalist/conservatives willing to pick up the $100 bill lying on the sidewalk that is affordable family formation.

    When will you announce your candidacy?

    , @Corn
    @AnotherDad


    — end foreign purchases of American real estate; (gradually end the right to foreign ownership)
     
    Well said on all points. To that particular point I would add:

    - single family homes can only be sold to, or contracted to build by, private citizens (not corporations).
  127. @AnotherDad
    @Jack D


    Driving is one of those visual-spatial type skills that doesn’t seem to be affected (much) by the black handicap in IQ.
     
    I think you're being a bit over-generous here Jack.

    Insurance companies aren't allowed to factor in race or give IQ tests, but being dumber absolutely correlates with "worse driving" and "more accidents". One of the take-homes from The Bell Curve--actually the take-home (the race issue is a side-chapter and not the message of the book) is that higher IQ correlates with more effective/civilized behavior across pretty much every domain. And lower IQ correlates with worse outcomes across every domain--including accidents.

    I think this is hidden somewhat because blacks are more urban, less likely to own cars (more likely to rely on public transit) and also drive fewer miles (more "homey"). And this is most true among the dumbest/least capable blacks.


    But i think you're spot on that IQ isn't the dominant factor. Mostly it is paying attention--the willingness and discipline to pay attention.

    I pride myself on this aspect. I'm a visually oriented person. I get behind the wheel and i'm taking it all in, the behavior of all the other cars on the road, cars at cross streets or lurking in businesses, pedestrians and cyclists, the timing of lights, the weather conditions. My brain is continually gathering data and updating the model of likely behavior--misbehavior--from others. I've saved myself from several accidents because i'd sussed out and was ready for driver misbehavior. I've only been tagged twice--and i think they were close to unavoidable--a drunk driver on the highway and an older lady who got confused and just went through a red light right in front of me. (My DeVille fared better than her Civic).

    But i know high IQ people, who ... just don't pay full attention. I've seen 'em surprised by drivers doing stuff, i thought was more more or less predictable (or at least had reasonable probability). I know high IQ people who can't hold a car conversation without looking over at you. (No--i can hear you, look at the road, that's your f'ing job.)

    On the other hand, i'm impatient. Not speed demon, but impatient. I'm on the road to go somewhere. I want everyone out there focused on that mission--driving someplace. (Not your phone, your conversation, your makeup.)

    I can easily believe a 90 IQ black guy with good vision and road experience, but a lot of patience could be a better chauffer than me.

    Replies: @SafeNow, @Achmed E. Newman

    “My brain is continually gathering data and updating the model”

    “Spatial intelligence” is one of the 8 kinds of intelligence. I have read this applied to Magic Johnson’s “court sense”. — sensing not only where everyone is right now, but also where everyone will be in the next instant. To the extent this “8 kinds” model is accurate, blacks seem to have spatial intelligence of the court-sense / road-sense type. If so, maybe they hubristically figure they can take a road risk, and get into trouble for it. Thus, you have the court sense, but not the hubris to abuse it. Rather, it is an advantage.

  128. @Anon
    There has been a decline in seatbelt use.


    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/ncdot-officials-seeing-a-significant-decrease-in-seat-belt-use-statewide/ar-AAKySXp

    NCDOT officials seeing a significant decrease in seat belt use statewide

    ...Mark Ezzell, the North Carolina Highway Safety Program Director, said four years ago the seat belt rate in Mecklenburg County was 93%.

    “We tested last year and found it was at 83%," Ezzell said.
     


    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9655937/Deaths-involving-unbelted-people-ejected-cars-rocket-20-year.html

    Why have Americans stopped wearing seatbelts? Deaths involving unbelted people being ejected from cars rocket by 20% in a year even though roads were quieter during COVID lockdowns

    ...[T]here were 11,883 deaths of people not wearing seatbelts in 2020 but just 10,369 in 2019, an increase of 15%. The number of deaths among people wearing seatbelts went down 3%, from 11,844 deaths in 2019 to 11,512 in 2020.

     

    Replies: @Anonymous, @lysias, @Buffalo Joe, @JerseyJeffersonian, @Uncle Dan, @Corn

    I imagine police enforcement of the seatbelt mandate has dropped a lot. Especially against black drivers.

  129. @stillCARealist
    @Thomas

    How many times do you have to be pulled over before you slow down?

    Don't think the speed cameras aren't coming. It won't be long before we all start getting speeding tickets in the mail. They're already doing that for stoplight infractions. of course, it will be brutal for those who drive for a living, since that always entails rushing around.

    Hey, here's a thought: what about all the new delivery drivers that started up in 2020? Did we consider those people as possible causes for increased road death?

    Replies: @Thomas, @Anon, @Jim Don Bob

    How many times do you have to be pulled over before you slow down?

    Highways here are speedtrap marathons. The speed limit bounces around between 70 (outside cities) to 60 (in and approaching cities), continually. It’s easy to miss, but the State Patrol knows exactly where to catch people.

    Don’t think the speed cameras aren’t coming. It won’t be long before we all start getting speeding tickets in the mail.

    They’re already here. There’s a school zone near where I live that has a speedtrap camera.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Thomas

    Thomas, one guess, well I'll give you two guesses, why Buffalo's City Council wants the school zone speed cameras removed. Hint, it's not because I got a ticket. Take your time.

    Replies: @Thomas

    , @Abolish_public_education
    @Thomas

    In many jurisdictions, monies that the government receives from nuisance fees, such as fines for moving violations, are reserved for public education purposes.

    Suppose you fight some BS ticket and lose. You pay a $200 fine (plus extra assessments/taxes). Downstream, the school [balanced] budget will show $200 on the revenue side, and an equivalent amount of expenditure (pencils, whatever).

    When calculating how much the schools spend per kid:

    • the school unions, and their supporters, will ignore that money; they only talk about the general fund's per-kid appropriation (as though no other funding accounts, such as capital projects, even exist).

    • bean counters will at least add-in that $200 (divided by the number of kids).

    • A_p_e correctly points out that the $200 didn't just appear out of nowhere. The expenses associated with that revenue, e.g. court costs, officer's time, etc., probably ate up 97% of the revenue. In other words, through the scam known as government accounting, $194 of education spending was cost-shifted into the budgets for courts, cops, etc. So, in fact, the per-student spending wasn't just upped by $200/n, but rather by $394/n.

  130. One anecdotal traffic trend of concern is youfs expanding their mobility and mayhem via ATVs. Late-night drag-racing is also reportedly on the rise, even in Manhattan

  131. The retreat to the donut shop by the police.

    Might be something to this. I, for one, had been hauling the mail on my motorcycle for a year. No cops, anywhere. NO SPEED LIMITS!

    Seeing cops out today, so I have slowed down. Some. If the retreat to the donut shop theory is correct, we should start seeing traffic slowing back down/people behaving better.

  132. From way back in 2002:

    TRENTON, New Jersey (CNN) — A New Jersey study suggesting black drivers speed more than other drivers was released this week despite federal government concerns about its accuracy.

    The study found African-American motorists are more likely than white drivers to exceed the 65 mph speed limit on the southern end of the New Jersey Turnpike. On a more urban stretch of the turnpike, where the speed limit is 55 mph, no difference was found, the report said.

    The state attorney general’s office ordered the study as part of its effort to comply with a consent decree it entered into with the U.S. Department of Justice, which accused State Police in April 1999 of racial profiling — targeting minority drivers for traffic stops — and discriminating against its own officers.

    The release of the study came Monday despite concerns by the Justice Department. Federal officials had questioned its methods and asked that it be withheld.

    https://edition.cnn.com/2002/LAW/03/27/nj.speeding.study/index.html

    • Replies: @John Johnson
    @Giant Duck

    I think it was Seattle where they wanted to get rid of red camera lights because they "disproportionately" affected Blacks.

    Funny how liberals view Blacks as non-sentient and only affected by external forces.

    Replies: @Anonymous Jew

  133. @Known Fact
    If they've started breaking out the numbers by race, they must intend to somehow show that America's cars and roads are systematically racist. (Don't laugh, this was actually a charge in the Westchester Gannett newspaper, that the parkway system there was designed by privileged whites and underserves minorities.)

    In other traffic fatality news, the high-profile hit-run clobbering of an NYC pedestrian -- actress Lisa Banes -- by a guy on a scooter has people up in arms against these infernal machines as well as kamikaze bicyclists and all those DeBlasio bike lanes

    Replies: @res, @Abolish_public_education

    Helmets mandatory for pedestrians.

    I am so sick and tired of these government bureaucrat, statistical analyses. Still, the report notes that the higher fatality rate (e.g. deaths per 100M vehicle miles traveled) is due to increased traffic on rural roads. Conclusion: city slickers who fled to rural areas brought the Aggressive & Distracted Driving virus with them.

    [MORE]

    When motorcycles collide with cars, the rider(s) of the former doesn’t stand a chance. That is because cars are much more massive than motorcycles, e.g. 3,000 pounds vs 600 pounds. The government chooses to victimize motorcyclists by making them wear helmets.

    But big rig, loaded trucks weigh 100,000 pounds. When one of them collides with a car, the occupants of the passenger vehicle don’t stand a chance.

    So long as trucks and cars share the same roads, helmets should be made mandatory for car passengers.

  134. @AnotherDad
    @Desiderius

    We need nationalist/conservatives willing to pick up the $100 bill lying on the sidewalk that is affordable family formation.

    If we'd get any politician willing to raise the issue of "immigration" in the context of wages, housing and the American Dream they'd walk. Middle class people would flock to a candidate who actually showed some interest in preserving middle class life.

    For housing affordability it's easy:
    -- end immigration
    -- end foreign purchases of American real estate; (gradually end the right to foreign ownership)
    -- end AFFH
    -- ideally end section 8 or at least allow communities to ban; ideally voting precinct by precinct--you vote for a Congress critter that votes for section 8, you get it; if you don't, you don't

    -- let developers, develop and build single family
    -- start catching up on infrastructure; (no longer pointless once immigration is closed)
    -- then you can look at financialization of residential real estate--specifically single family--and push for private ownership
    -- allow communities decide to be owner-occupied
    -- further out--end housing "Civil Rights" and let developers build "communities" where residents can decide who their fellow residents are

    For a politician, ideologue keeping banging on the basics--American jobs, at American wages, American homes, affordable by American workers, to have American families.

    Replies: @anon, @Corn

    We need nationalist/conservatives willing to pick up the $100 bill lying on the sidewalk that is affordable family formation.

    When will you announce your candidacy?

  135. @The Wild Geese Howard
    Socal Supers presents:

    Hood Corvette Drivers:

    https://youtu.be/ZzwlBkEXJ7A

    Drop a gear and disappear!

    Hood Hellcat Drivers:

    https://youtu.be/1N5RQV6EuUM

    "We doin' 170....we good!"

    Replies: @mmack, @mmack

    The dangers of youts hooning a pickup truck in an intersection:

    • LOL: El Dato
    • Replies: @El Dato
    @mmack

    In normal times, those people would be lying in bed after a day of backbreaking work in factories and plantations.

    Replies: @Anonymous Jew

  136. @Stan Adams
    Somewhat OT:

    Add this to the World War Hair file:



    My friend is helping me do some badly-needed repairs, necessitating the total rearrangement of multiple rooms. Yesterday, while getting ready to move a large bookcase, I stumbled upon my copy of Kitty Kelley's biography of Oprah Winfrey.
    '
    Opening up the book and selecting a passage at random, I read:

    After her string of successes, Oprah was ‘devastated’ by [her] demotion,” Gerri Kobren wrote in The Baltimore Sun. “She feared her career was grinding to a halt, and thought briefly about leaving town. Her hair fell out, leaving great bald patches; she had to keep her head wrapped in scarves while working.”

    Later, in the first flush of national success, Oprah would put an entirely different spin on losing her hair. Rather than admit to ravaged nerves, she blamed the assistant news director at WJZ, claiming he had sent her to New York City for a makeover after telling her, “ ‘Your hair is too thick, your eyes are too far apart, your nose is too wide, your chin is too long and you need to do something about it.’ ” She said they wanted to perform plastic surgery on her. In her confabulated tales, delivered with gusto to gullible feature writers and adoring audiences, she said the assistant news director came to her one day to announce, “We’re having problems with the way you look. We’re going to send you to New York. They have people there who can help you.” She claimed she was sent to “a very chi chi poo poo lah dee dah salon. The kind that serves you wine, so that when you leave it does not matter what you look like. So…I said, ‘Do you all know how to do black hair?’ And the response was, ‘Oui, madame, we do black hair, we do red hair, we do blonde hair and we do your hair.’ So this French man put a French perm on my black hair. And I was the kind of woman at the time—this was 1977—that I sat there and let this French perm burn through my cerebral cortex rather than tell this man, ‘It’s hurting.’…He left this perm on my head to the point when I got
    up out of the chair, the only thing holding my hair follicles in were scabs.”

    More amusing than accurate, her exaggerated yarn about getting her head fried until she was “as bald as a billiard ball” was all part of a buoyant performance that took her audiences on a happy ride, but something her “aunt” Katharine Esters might have called another one of “Oprah’s lies.” Truth to tell, she had gone to a high-end beauty salon in Manhattan, but she had not been sent by the station. “We didn’t have the budget for that sort of thing,” said the news producer Larry Singer.

    “I have no recollection of her being sent to New York City to have her hair redone by a French hairdresser,” said the news director Gary Elion. “I don’t know where that [story] came from.”

    Being hell-bent on cosmetic self-improvement, Oprah had taken herself to New York City, but in her mythology of the makeover supposedly mandated by dunderheaded male management, she wailed, “They wanted to make me a Puerto Rican….They wanted me to bleach my skin, change my nose.” At this point in her speeches she usually took a swipe at the news director who had hired and fired her. She claimed he had also wanted her to change her name. Sometimes she said he wanted her to call herself Suzie. Putting a hand on her hip, she would grin and ask her audience, “Do I look like a Suzie to you?” Other times she said he wanted her to be called Cathy.
     
    She has billions of dollars, but she always be the dumpy, big-nosed, frizzy-haired little black girl staring resentfully at blue-eyed Stacey's long, blonde curls. Kind of sad, really.

    If Michael Jackson were still alive, would he try to claim that he was forced to change his appearance because of racism? "White-supremacist record producers told me that my nose was too big! I kept getting it redone, but I could never get it small enough! Those heartless bastards!"

    Replies: @William Badwhite

    I stumbled upon my copy of Kitty Kelley’s biography of Oprah Winfrey.

    I’ll take things men don’t admit to for $1,000 Alex.

    Just kidding Stan. Keep representin’ the 305!

    • LOL: Stan D Mute
    • Replies: @Stan Adams
    @William Badwhite

    Speaking of the 305, I used to eat at the Italian place next to the Hookah Inn where three people were shot to death over the weekend. That strip mall is a '70s time capsule with a weird layout and a funky brutalist design:
    https://www.google.com/maps/@25.6708115,-80.3725398,3a,70.9y,69.51h,85.27t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sS5MbIBiZDe99AH3hByYrmg!2e0!7i16384!8i8192



    There's been an Italian restaurant there for as long as I can remember. For decades, it was called College Park Inn. (The whole area is known as College Park - it's across the street from the Kendall campus of Miami-Dade Community College.) About 10 or 15 years ago, the original CPI went out of business and another restaurant in another strip mall bought the rights to the name. Since then the location has gone through numerous ownership and name changes, but it has always remained a pizza place.

    At one point, after the space had been vacant for at least a year, the owners of the mall briefly opened their own place called Magic City Pizza. I never tried it, and I don't think anyone else did, either - it was totally empty every time I drove by. The new owners removed the dark window shades and installed bright lights so you could see the dining room clearly from your car. I swear I never saw a single customer inside.

    Then a place called Romanza, which had established a following at a location next to a motel several miles away, moved in (losing all of its loyal customers, including a friend of mine, in the process) and promptly went out of business.

    The current iteration is called Parmesano. I haven't tried it.

    Other girly books on my shelf include Kitty Kelley's book about Nancy Reagan and Christina Crawford's book about her mother Joan.

    Replies: @William Badwhite

  137. @Anon
    There has been a decline in seatbelt use.


    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/ncdot-officials-seeing-a-significant-decrease-in-seat-belt-use-statewide/ar-AAKySXp

    NCDOT officials seeing a significant decrease in seat belt use statewide

    ...Mark Ezzell, the North Carolina Highway Safety Program Director, said four years ago the seat belt rate in Mecklenburg County was 93%.

    “We tested last year and found it was at 83%," Ezzell said.
     


    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9655937/Deaths-involving-unbelted-people-ejected-cars-rocket-20-year.html

    Why have Americans stopped wearing seatbelts? Deaths involving unbelted people being ejected from cars rocket by 20% in a year even though roads were quieter during COVID lockdowns

    ...[T]here were 11,883 deaths of people not wearing seatbelts in 2020 but just 10,369 in 2019, an increase of 15%. The number of deaths among people wearing seatbelts went down 3%, from 11,844 deaths in 2019 to 11,512 in 2020.

     

    Replies: @Anonymous, @lysias, @Buffalo Joe, @JerseyJeffersonian, @Uncle Dan, @Corn

    ThreeSixNine, lax enforcement by decree and no consequence when ticketed and you fail to pay your fine or fines, which are inherently racist by the way. Anyhow, how can blacks wear a seltbelt when they are basically reclining in the driver’s seat? How can you drive with the seat on full tilt and your right arm draped across the back of the passenger seat?

  138. @JMcG
    @The Alarmist

    I’ve never seen anything like the maniacs in the Boston area.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @Dutch Boy, @Bill

    JMcG, Philly. All you need to drive in Philly is a horn and a upraised middle finger, sometimes two.

    • Agree: AceDeuce
    • LOL: JMcG
    • Replies: @AceDeuce
    @Buffalo Joe

    My slogan for that place is:

    "Philadelphia--Where Even The White People Are A**holes."

    Catchy.

  139. one idea last year was speeding due to there being less vehicles on the road, and now the government numbers seem to suggest this was a big factor in the car crash death rate going up.

  140. @AnotherDad
    @Jack D


    Driving is one of those visual-spatial type skills that doesn’t seem to be affected (much) by the black handicap in IQ.
     
    I think you're being a bit over-generous here Jack.

    Insurance companies aren't allowed to factor in race or give IQ tests, but being dumber absolutely correlates with "worse driving" and "more accidents". One of the take-homes from The Bell Curve--actually the take-home (the race issue is a side-chapter and not the message of the book) is that higher IQ correlates with more effective/civilized behavior across pretty much every domain. And lower IQ correlates with worse outcomes across every domain--including accidents.

    I think this is hidden somewhat because blacks are more urban, less likely to own cars (more likely to rely on public transit) and also drive fewer miles (more "homey"). And this is most true among the dumbest/least capable blacks.


    But i think you're spot on that IQ isn't the dominant factor. Mostly it is paying attention--the willingness and discipline to pay attention.

    I pride myself on this aspect. I'm a visually oriented person. I get behind the wheel and i'm taking it all in, the behavior of all the other cars on the road, cars at cross streets or lurking in businesses, pedestrians and cyclists, the timing of lights, the weather conditions. My brain is continually gathering data and updating the model of likely behavior--misbehavior--from others. I've saved myself from several accidents because i'd sussed out and was ready for driver misbehavior. I've only been tagged twice--and i think they were close to unavoidable--a drunk driver on the highway and an older lady who got confused and just went through a red light right in front of me. (My DeVille fared better than her Civic).

    But i know high IQ people, who ... just don't pay full attention. I've seen 'em surprised by drivers doing stuff, i thought was more more or less predictable (or at least had reasonable probability). I know high IQ people who can't hold a car conversation without looking over at you. (No--i can hear you, look at the road, that's your f'ing job.)

    On the other hand, i'm impatient. Not speed demon, but impatient. I'm on the road to go somewhere. I want everyone out there focused on that mission--driving someplace. (Not your phone, your conversation, your makeup.)

    I can easily believe a 90 IQ black guy with good vision and road experience, but a lot of patience could be a better chauffer than me.

    Replies: @SafeNow, @Achmed E. Newman

    Those were 2 really good comments, this one and this one from Jack D.* I just wanted to comment on your last part, as this and that last driving post bring out the opinions in everyone.

    It’s the intersections, people! Get through them! I get impatient, but it’s more that I hate seeing drivers who are indecisive. Either go or stop, not some half-assed a little of each! At these 4-way stops in the neighborhoods, people will just sit there for way too long. In a car, it’s bad enough, because then I’m the rude guy just saying “fuck it, I’m going, if nobody else will get his shit together” to myself and blast through. “Hey, you can’t … whaddya …” go their horns.

    It’s worse on a bike, because I’m planning on going, if the set-up looks right (there’s a point of go/no-go point, and you’ve got to know right where that is based on conditions). I get people sitting there that may be there for 5 minutes, finishing shopping for that bedroom set. I can’t see in all the windows due to glare, and one of these drivers parkers may just up and hit the gas without looking, at any moment.

    Intersections are choke points, and people need to spend as little time in them as possible.

    Drivers wanted, as the VW commercials say, well maybe not the modern ones – I wouldn’t know.

    .

    * Face it, Jack will never come around on immigration because his grandparents or something – Peak Stupidity made a short comment on that yesterday called “It’s a mystery …”

  141. @Achmed E. Newman
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I used the phrase "styling and profiling" because that's what my mechanic friend uses when describing the black guys that buy BMWs and Mercede's with 120,000 miles on them, not expecting to spend any serious money on upkeep. Spoiler alert: That doesn't last long, and they either drive them into scrap, or their car sits for years at the shop till a change in ownership, because the "payment plan" isn't happening and "hey, I didn't need all that work. I just wanted it running again."

    That all said, I gave a ride to a nice black guy I met while traveling (to save him an Uber ride), and he had shown me pics of his cherry '69 Camaro, some cool fixed-up old jeeps, and such, and he drives cars across the country in one of those up-to-3-car flat-beds. There are good people everywhere. He mentioned these very older BMWs and the problems, and I came about 1/2 second from saying that about "those black guys trying to style and profile", haha.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    Ach, a few years back I was working a food festival in Buffalo. We hired workers to man the 20 some 6 basket fryers that we needed. Hellacious job. I was driving a Cadillac Escalade pick up that belonged to the festival promoter. There was one, very nicely dressed black woman frying. She approached me about the Escalade. “Here, sit inside.” She was so happy, turns out she was working PT gigs, Buffalo Teacher, so she could buy an Escalade. The Escalade PU, is the Chevy Avalanche with better make up.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    @Buffalo Joe


    I was driving a Cadillac Escalade pick up that belonged to the festival promoter.
     
    All the ones you see around the Imperial Capital are driven by the brothers, and most of them have the gold package.
  142. @RadicalCenter
    In this recent photo, Eriz doesn’t look non-Hispanic White European, and he’s not wearing a beard:

    https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2021/06/08/who-is-marcus-eriz/

    As for the lady giving the finger to Eriz, so what? My wife wouldn’t be either so rude or so provoking of an angry stranger, but the lady wasn’t at all “at fault.” Someone sane and fit to live in a society, of any race, doesn’t even consider responding with deadly force.

    And to answer your question, Eriz and his family never should have been admitted into our country. No, we don’t need him or his ilk on our Olympic teams or anywhere else.

    “Most Californians” are readily identified as Mexican, Chinese, Filipino, or Korean, in that order of frequency. (Filipinos already made up five percent of U Cal’s incoming freshmen students several years ago.). There are probably more mixed-race people and people from smaller, more obscure ethnic groups / countries per capita in California than most other places in the USA and Canada. But most are obviously visibly from the dominant plurality, Mexicans, or one of those other growing groups.

    Replies: @peterike, @anon, @Fisk Ellington Rutledge IV

    I did a search on “surname Eriz”, and it looks like the country with most of them is Turkey. There are also a few more in other neighboring countries and well as Spain and Germany; Germany having more than its share of Turks.
    And there are a few in South Central and North America, with Chile having the most.
    This guy is probably of Turkish descent with a heavy admixture of Hispanic.
    Some websites have different numbers:
    https://forebears.io/surnames/eriz

  143. • Thanks: JerseyJeffersonian
  144. Steve always quick to blame the police for the logical result of lockdown insanity. A lack of police doesn’t cause more problems, it forces them to be dealt with. 99% of the time, there are no police to be seen, and yet everyone drives perfectly safely. As if by magic

  145. OT:

    Oxford student who led ‘woke’ move to remove Queen’s portrait is American

    The Oxford University student who led a vote to remove Queen Elizabeth II’s portrait — sparking outrage in the top tiers of UK government — is a wealthy American private school boy who is a Captain America fan, it emerged Wednesday.

    Stanford grad Matthew Katzman, 25…

    Katzman is the son of commercial lawyer Scott Katzman, 65, who lives in a DC mansion worth more than $5.5 million, according to the Mail.

    He previously attended the $48,000-a-year Sidwell Friends School, a historic Quaker private college — where the Mail says he “likely” counted former President Barack Obama’s 22-year-old daughter Malia as a contemporary.

    • Thanks: JohnnyWalker123
    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @Buzz Mohawk

    My older twin looks more mature than this twit and he hasn't turned four yet.

    , @JohnnyWalker123
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Prediction.

    Catman will be a Neocon within 15 years from now.

    , @anon
    @Buzz Mohawk

    ...a wealthy American private school boy...

    because obviously that's his most salient characteristic.

    it's funny how as time goes on hitler's prophethood is demonstrated again and again.

    as reb joseph soloveitchik said in his Halakhic Man the ultimate vocation is prophecy, the highest man can aspire to.

    https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Ft3_uEjgrB8/VxYFEgbKdoI/AAAAAAAAZBs/QXovMMFMoM8n4nBmi9jduXrLCFgbf5YDwCLcB/w1200-h630-p-k-no-nu/Adolf%2BHitler%2B28G.jpg

    , @J.Ross
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Remove Captain America, at least the Queen is real.

    , @AceDeuce
    @Buzz Mohawk


    The Oxford University student who led a vote to remove Queen Elizabeth II’s portrait

    Matthew Katzman

     

    Every.Bloody.Time
    , @El Dato
    @Buzz Mohawk


    Magdalen College’s president, Dinah Rose, stressed online that the students “don’t represent the College,” while stressing that it “strongly supports free speech and political debate.”

    “The photo will be safely stored,” she said.
     
    I guess you have to know who butters your bread.
    , @The Anti-Gnostic
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Queen Elizabeth, one might say, is the ultimate "fellow white person."

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk

    , @Anonymous
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Wasn't there a similar incident in North Korea a few years ago?

  146. @Anon
    There has been a decline in seatbelt use.


    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/ncdot-officials-seeing-a-significant-decrease-in-seat-belt-use-statewide/ar-AAKySXp

    NCDOT officials seeing a significant decrease in seat belt use statewide

    ...Mark Ezzell, the North Carolina Highway Safety Program Director, said four years ago the seat belt rate in Mecklenburg County was 93%.

    “We tested last year and found it was at 83%," Ezzell said.
     


    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9655937/Deaths-involving-unbelted-people-ejected-cars-rocket-20-year.html

    Why have Americans stopped wearing seatbelts? Deaths involving unbelted people being ejected from cars rocket by 20% in a year even though roads were quieter during COVID lockdowns

    ...[T]here were 11,883 deaths of people not wearing seatbelts in 2020 but just 10,369 in 2019, an increase of 15%. The number of deaths among people wearing seatbelts went down 3%, from 11,844 deaths in 2019 to 11,512 in 2020.

     

    Replies: @Anonymous, @lysias, @Buffalo Joe, @JerseyJeffersonian, @Uncle Dan, @Corn

    While my dad was in flight training during WWII, he saw the value of seatbelts. When he mustered out, he bought some military surplus seatbelts and installed them in the family car. This was in the late forties or early fifties, way before any civilians were using them.

    Using his GI Bill monies, he became a human factors engineer, with a strong interest in safety. His research company did the study for the DOT on improving rearview mirror configurations that ultimately led to the passenger side mirror being made to be convex to help eliminate blind spots.

    My wife and I live in the house that he designed (with lots of input from my mom). It is in California Contemporary style, redwood sided, and with lots of picture windows. He had to get an architect to sign off on the design for structural integrity and code compliance, but this was not a problem, and it was built in 1957. Amusingly, getting the construction loan was an issue here in architecturally conservative Southern New Jersey; loan officer was worried that they might find no buyer if the loan went bad for some reason, but he eventually relented. Living here is but one of many reminders of my parents, people who came from humble beginnings, but because of their intelligence, pluck, and resilience contributed to the US. I miss them every day.

    • Thanks: JMcG
  147. @The Alarmist
    I used to do a lot of driving in the US, and the worst motorists were in heavily-black Fulton County, GA.

    Replies: @JMcG, @Buffalo Joe, @Hapalong Cassidy, @GamecockJerry, @ex-banker, @S. Anonyia

    Yes. They tail you and cut you off going 80+ mph. Then get off the interstate everyone goes 10 mph like they are lost in their own city. When I am forced to pass through the hell of Atlanta I find a semi to lumber behind because I know there will be less dangerous weaving around them.

  148. @Buzz Mohawk
    OT:

    Oxford student who led ‘woke’ move to remove Queen’s portrait is American


    The Oxford University student who led a vote to remove Queen Elizabeth II’s portrait — sparking outrage in the top tiers of UK government — is a wealthy American private school boy who is a Captain America fan, it emerged Wednesday.

    Stanford grad Matthew Katzman, 25...
     

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/NINTCHDBPICT000658107091.jpg

    Katzman is the son of commercial lawyer Scott Katzman, 65, who lives in a DC mansion worth more than $5.5 million, according to the Mail.

    He previously attended the $48,000-a-year Sidwell Friends School, a historic Quaker private college — where the Mail says he “likely” counted former President Barack Obama’s 22-year-old daughter Malia as a contemporary.
     

    Replies: @Desiderius, @JohnnyWalker123, @anon, @J.Ross, @AceDeuce, @El Dato, @The Anti-Gnostic, @Anonymous

    My older twin looks more mature than this twit and he hasn’t turned four yet.

  149. @El Dato
    @syonredux

    ENOUGH!

    May Lord Jaggar protect us from the mutant spawn and their telepathic Dominator overlords.

    https://i.postimg.cc/XqMq0jMq/The-Iron-Dream-1st-edition.jpg

    (image from Wikipedia etc.)

    Also:

    We may not get Hunter for his corruption & cronyism, but we may get him because he said "Nigga" (sic) in a message.

    Hunter Biden used N-word in messages with his lawyer, even SEXTED him by accident – media

    Replies: @Dan Hayes, @TWS, @Calvin Hobbes

    Picked up a signed copy of that years ago.

  150. @Doktor Jeep
    The more coddled a group the more like big babies they act. Big babies are terrible drivers.

    Replies: @James Speaks, @Uncle Dan

    In a defensive driving course, you will learn that assuming you have the right of way and/or assuming the other driver will get out of your way is a common cause for collisions. It’s not surprising that as negroes gain a sense of entitlement that their death rate grows.

  151. @Buzz Mohawk
    OT:

    Oxford student who led ‘woke’ move to remove Queen’s portrait is American


    The Oxford University student who led a vote to remove Queen Elizabeth II’s portrait — sparking outrage in the top tiers of UK government — is a wealthy American private school boy who is a Captain America fan, it emerged Wednesday.

    Stanford grad Matthew Katzman, 25...
     

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/NINTCHDBPICT000658107091.jpg

    Katzman is the son of commercial lawyer Scott Katzman, 65, who lives in a DC mansion worth more than $5.5 million, according to the Mail.

    He previously attended the $48,000-a-year Sidwell Friends School, a historic Quaker private college — where the Mail says he “likely” counted former President Barack Obama’s 22-year-old daughter Malia as a contemporary.
     

    Replies: @Desiderius, @JohnnyWalker123, @anon, @J.Ross, @AceDeuce, @El Dato, @The Anti-Gnostic, @Anonymous

    Prediction.

    Catman will be a Neocon within 15 years from now.

  152. Below is a quote from one of the commenters on Fox News associated with the killing of a 10-year old black boy in Queens. The commentator has insight …. and he is presumed to be black.

    “Growing up I lived through true systemic racism. Trust me when I tell you, it is real. The problem is, it is not coming from white people. American black culture was born out of rebellion and resistance towards an unfair system at that time. Yet, it has failed to change with the changes in society. It’s not a culture that can mix with other cultures because it is, by design, rebellious and resistant. Everything from language to appearance is almost the direct opposite of “white culture” for lack of a better term. Asking white people to accept or adapt to the American black culture is not practical or even possible because it is in direct conflict and geared to rebel against white people. This really isn’t hard to understand. In American black culture, white people are the enemy from the start. That has to change before anything else can. Naturally, a culture that is inherently rebellious is not sustainable, even for its own people. Once the rest of society distances itself from the culture, the same rebellious qualities will turn inward toward each other because that is all you know.”

    The author has a point: “Afro-American culture is contraposed to white European culture … it makes pains to be the polar opposite of white European culture.” Perhaps this explains why blacks enjoy breaking “whitey’s” laws as a way of life (including burning down their own neighborhoods). But at some point, as the author notes, their wreckless behaviors become a way of life that they turn on themselves.

    Put another way, blacks tend to want nothing to do with white society except to destroy it (with a little looting on the side). THIS MEANS BLACKS DO NOT WANT TO ASSIMILATE INTO WHITE SOCIETY … become part of it. They have opened the seacocks on a sinking ship and appear willing to do down with the ship. “Affirmative Action” was, therefore, dead on arrival.

    That’s why blacks and their white leftist apologists get such a kick out of BLM, Critical Race Theory, and DIE. The joke, at this stage, is on us, White People! There is no resolution, accommodation, reparation, or reconciliation that can meet black (or BIPOC) expectations.

    But, if the above is true, using blacks (and BIPOCs) to destroy our current civilization fits perfectly into the socialist/communist agenda to destroy Western Civilization so they can “built back better” from the smoldering ruins.

    The joke, at this stage, will be on the blacks and BIPOCs. Wreckless, impulsive, anti-social behaviors as a way of life will have no place in the regimented, authoritanian, oligarchical, socialist paradise of the future.

    • Thanks: Achmed E. Newman
    • LOL: Corvinus
    • Replies: @Calvin Hobbes
    @TheJester


    Wreckless, impulsive, anti-social behaviors as a way of life will have no place in the regimented, authoritanian, oligarchical, socialist paradise of the future.
     
    The word you want here is reckless. The wreckening in Steve’s title refers to a surge in car wrecks, not an absence of car wrecks.

    Good comment, though.

    Replies: @TheJester

    , @Anonymous
    @TheJester


    Everything from language to appearance is almost the direct opposite of “white culture” for lack of a better term. Asking white people to accept or adapt to the American black culture is not practical or even possible because it is in direct conflict and geared to rebel against white people.
     
    Sounds like teens rebelling against their parents.

    Replies: @J.Ross

  153. @Jack D
    @Mike Tre

    Being a chauffeur was one profession that was open to blacks in America as soon as cars were invented. Rich white people had no problem entrusting their lives to them. Driving is one of those visual-spatial type skills that doesn't seem to be affected (much) by the black handicap in IQ.

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @Mike Tre, @ThreeCranes

    I’m a teamster in the Chicago area. That’s THE one trade blacks have any representation to speak of around here. Maybe back when automobiles only did 20 miles per hour and negroes were subject to severe consequences for poor behavior it was as you say. But nowadays, you see a negro operating a vehicle, get as far away as you can. They are absolutely terrible drivers.

    • Agree: Bubba, JMcG
  154. obvious from this article and steve’s pictures that he’s addicted to fisting.

    sad.

  155. Darwin Awards. Too bad about the cars, though.

  156. anon[307] • Disclaimer says:
    @Buzz Mohawk
    OT:

    Oxford student who led ‘woke’ move to remove Queen’s portrait is American


    The Oxford University student who led a vote to remove Queen Elizabeth II’s portrait — sparking outrage in the top tiers of UK government — is a wealthy American private school boy who is a Captain America fan, it emerged Wednesday.

    Stanford grad Matthew Katzman, 25...
     

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/NINTCHDBPICT000658107091.jpg

    Katzman is the son of commercial lawyer Scott Katzman, 65, who lives in a DC mansion worth more than $5.5 million, according to the Mail.

    He previously attended the $48,000-a-year Sidwell Friends School, a historic Quaker private college — where the Mail says he “likely” counted former President Barack Obama’s 22-year-old daughter Malia as a contemporary.
     

    Replies: @Desiderius, @JohnnyWalker123, @anon, @J.Ross, @AceDeuce, @El Dato, @The Anti-Gnostic, @Anonymous

    …a wealthy American private school boy…

    because obviously that’s his most salient characteristic.

    it’s funny how as time goes on hitler’s prophethood is demonstrated again and again.

    as reb joseph soloveitchik said in his Halakhic Man the ultimate vocation is prophecy, the highest man can aspire to.

  157. @Wade Hampton
    If my math is right, it looks like blacks account for roughly 20% of auto fatalities and assuming they are roughly 13% of the population, they are killing people (using cars) at a roughly 50% higher rate than non-blacks. This, brought to you by the racial group that failed to invent the wheel.

    Replies: @Shango, @Colin Wright

    How did you calculate that?

  158. ‘…motor vehicle fatalities among blacks similarly soared 36 percent in June–December 2020 versus the same period in 2019, compared with a 9 percent increase among the rest of the population…

    …Everybody else’s driving got worse as well as the cops retreated to the donut shop, but nowhere near as much…

    Does it mean that, or does it mean blacks are mainly taking out each other, but sometimes the rest of us, as with homicide?

    Have non-black vehicular deaths risen in, say, North Dakota?

  159. Worst drivers in America survey taken by a redneck cracka aka Trinity

    White Southerners * that’s right I said it. We talk slow, we walk slow but we drive like bats out of Hell.

    Canadian Snowbirds in Florida who don’t know where the fuck they are going.

    Young Chicks and Old Farts. Admittedly I am a borderline old fart, in great shape though, but the older I get the slower I drive which can be irritating to young hot rods.

    Hispanics. Yes next to the White Southern redneck, the Hispanic male has a need for speed.

    Northeastern Yankees. A lot of these cats truly are some of the most idiotic drivers out there. Whereas the White Southerner is skillful but goes batshit crazy behind the wheel of a car, the NE Yankee gets in the left lane and stays there going 10 miles below the speed limit. The Canuck is also notorious for driving slow in the left lane.

    Blacks? Oh my gawd. Black males acquiring high speed cars that they can not handle. See boxer Errol Spence for exhibit A.

    • Replies: @S. Anonyia
    @Trinity

    If you drew a lopsided triangle somewhere between Birmingham-Atlanta-Nashville you’d probably find the worst white drivers in the nation. With Chattanooga taking the top spot. It’s not even a big city but it stresses me out as much as Atlanta or Miami. Interstate design is terrible, too, with steep grades and lots of runaway truck ramps. It’s not even that high of an elevation relative to out West, there were surely more efficient ways to build highways there.

    Rest of South is okay in comparison to the absolutely insane shit you see in that general area.

  160. @El Dato
    @syonredux

    ENOUGH!

    May Lord Jaggar protect us from the mutant spawn and their telepathic Dominator overlords.

    https://i.postimg.cc/XqMq0jMq/The-Iron-Dream-1st-edition.jpg

    (image from Wikipedia etc.)

    Also:

    We may not get Hunter for his corruption & cronyism, but we may get him because he said "Nigga" (sic) in a message.

    Hunter Biden used N-word in messages with his lawyer, even SEXTED him by accident – media

    Replies: @Dan Hayes, @TWS, @Calvin Hobbes

    We may not get Hunter for his corruption & cronyism, but we may get him because he said “Nigga” (sic) in a message.

    That Hunter will suffer more for having said (or texted or emailed or whatever it was) “Nigga” than for all the other stuff (foreign bribes, tax evasion, drugs, perjury, whores,…) is proof that America is now insane.

    I’m happy about anything bad that happens to Hunter. I’m not happy about America being insane.

  161. @Fisk Ellington Rutledge IV
    I've always noticed Black driving patterns because they have always been so different from those of Whites. And they have changed over the past few decades. Whites still drive more or less the same.
    When I was a kid during the waning days of the segregated South, Blacks drove excruciatingly slow.
    This was in the early-60s (and in decades before according to my Dad and Granddad). You did NOT want to get stuck behind a Black driver.
    My guess it was a passive-aggressive ploy to not get a traffic citation ("I wadn't doin' nuthin' suh"), or equally, a way to irritate and obstruct Whites. Judging by the extreme, obsessive importance that Blacks seem to place on irritating, frightening or otherwise messing with Whites, it was probably the latter.
    Mexicans are also "low and slow" drivers. It seems that this is to demonstrate that they have an aristocratic distain for the White emphasis on time-and-motion efficiency. Many of them even ruin and hobble their automobiles (low riders) just to show their commitment to this utter stupidity.
    Asians just drive as if they are horribly, horribly confused; everything is happening way too fast.

    Starting in the 1980s, I began to notice Blacks driving very, very fast in the absolute worst traffic conditions. The most egregious example: Where I worked we parked in a huge, multi-level parking garage and you had to be extremely careful because of the large number of Blacks going close to highway speeds in a crowded, narrow parking garage. They finally had to put speed bumps everywhere.
    I've driven coast-to-coast more than a dozen times over the past 20 years, and I've driven through cities at many different times of the day and week.
    Driving through majority Black cities on the perimeter highways is as precarious as a war zone; especially late at night. Huge numbers of Blacks will go flying by at well over 100 mph. They will be doing this even if the freeway is actually crowded. It shows typical stupidity and lack of judgement.
    And during times when they know that the police are under pressure to NOT arrest Blacks, they will take that as a signal to openly commit more traffic crime just as they step up the numbers of their other types of crimes. The fact that this is self-destructive doesn't enter into their heads.
    The fact is that Blacks (and other nonWhites) have to be vigorously controlled by law enforcement using draconian methods. That is the only way that they will even come somewhat close to levels of acceptable, civilized behavior. (((Our hostile ruling elites))) are unleashing Blacks ("defund the police") as a way of humiliating and terrorizing Whites. That always results in more injury and death to Blacks because of their own behavior. They'll just blame that on Whites somehow.

    Replies: @Ralph L, @Corvinus

    When I was a kid during the waning days of the segregated South, Blacks drove excruciatingly slow.

    We used to vacation in eastern NC. In small towns, everyone drove slowly. Time wasn’t money.

  162. In Britain, it’s Asians who are the most dangerous drivers. Mainly because Muslims are heavily involved in crash-for-cash insurance scams.

    • Replies: @Dr. Dre
    @Henry's Cat

    Interstate 75 north of Atlanta, mid-weekday, just watching a somnolent middle-aged Asian (guessing Chinese) woman remain in the middle lane (4-5 lane wide at that point) going 55 mph. People swerving, going right of her, left of her, passing. She never took notice of what she was doing or the situation around her.

    Replies: @Henry's Cat

    , @Graham
    @Henry's Cat

    True. In my experience (driving since the 80s) British black people are generally okay as drivers; no better or worse than the whites. But Asians seem to be inconsistent and unpredictable at junctions and roundabouts, and likely to change lanes carelessly.

  163. @Wade Hampton
    If my math is right, it looks like blacks account for roughly 20% of auto fatalities and assuming they are roughly 13% of the population, they are killing people (using cars) at a roughly 50% higher rate than non-blacks. This, brought to you by the racial group that failed to invent the wheel.

    Replies: @Shango, @Colin Wright

    ‘If my math is right, it looks like blacks account for roughly 20% of auto fatalities and assuming they are roughly 13% of the population, they are killing people (using cars) at a roughly 50% higher rate than non-blacks. This, brought to you by the racial group that failed to invent the wheel.’

    I imagine the difference jumps if you adjust for miles driven. Not too many blacks are laying down 300 miles a week commuting.

    Anyway, blacks have always been slovenly drivers. They never use their turn signals — it’s amazing. I’ve watched black women parallel parking by Braille — just smashing back and forth into the cars in front and behind until they were in the space. I recall seeing another back out of her apartment building’s parking space, smash right into the car parked across the street, and just drive off. Some black woman got killed near our house; she’d made a left (presumably without signalling) directly into the path of a new full-size pick up coming the other way.

    I felt sorry for the poor bastard Mexican driving the pickup. You’re screwed.

  164. @JMcG
    @The Alarmist

    I’ve never seen anything like the maniacs in the Boston area.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @Dutch Boy, @Bill

    Coincidentally, I remarked to my wife the other day that I had seen an extraordinary number of cars running red lights lately (this is in the San Diego, CA area which is not particularly well-known for maniac drivers). My favorite was the guy who went around me and another car into the left turn lane to run the light. There have also have been several freeway wrong-way drivers causing fatalities of late.

    • Replies: @JMcG
    @Dutch Boy

    A guy in a BMW did that to me a year or so ago. I stopped for the red and he went around me into the other lane to blow the light. Right in front of a cop. I smiled and waved at the idiot as he sat waiting for the ticket.

  165. @Doktor Jeep
    The more coddled a group the more like big babies they act. Big babies are terrible drivers.

    Replies: @James Speaks, @Uncle Dan

    And the worse they behave, the more they are coddled. Fortunately, we know that if something cannot go on forever, it will stop.

  166. @Coemgen
    Is the increase in black traffic fatalities related to the ATV/dirt bike swarming fad?
    https://youtu.be/NJet7JKrc0g

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    Coe, you an everyone else here should watch the documentary “12 O’clock Boys” which shows how blacks on ATVs and dirt bikes have taken over Baltimore streets. Cleveland proposed a dirt bike track in the city, but hey, you need a title,registration and insurance, so that failed. Buffalo is currently seizing dirt bikes and ATVs on city streets. Big article in Buffalo News and dozens of bikes seized.

    • Thanks: Desiderius
    • Replies: @Coemgen
    @Buffalo Joe

    LOL, I don't need a documentary.

    I've seen this up-close-and-personal.

    The closest CVS to my home that was offering COVID-19 vaccinations in May is in (I remember when it wasn't) the hood. On one of the four trips I made to that CVS, while I was waiting a a stop light, an ATV/dirt bike gang swarmed the northbound traffic waiting at the light. The gang then proceeded to "run the red light." I guess this is ok because none of the bikes had license plates -- thus law doesn't apply to them.

    Lucky for me, since I'm always the whitest guy in the room, I was waiting on the westbound side of the intersection.

  167. @Anon
    There has been a decline in seatbelt use.


    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/ncdot-officials-seeing-a-significant-decrease-in-seat-belt-use-statewide/ar-AAKySXp

    NCDOT officials seeing a significant decrease in seat belt use statewide

    ...Mark Ezzell, the North Carolina Highway Safety Program Director, said four years ago the seat belt rate in Mecklenburg County was 93%.

    “We tested last year and found it was at 83%," Ezzell said.
     


    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9655937/Deaths-involving-unbelted-people-ejected-cars-rocket-20-year.html

    Why have Americans stopped wearing seatbelts? Deaths involving unbelted people being ejected from cars rocket by 20% in a year even though roads were quieter during COVID lockdowns

    ...[T]here were 11,883 deaths of people not wearing seatbelts in 2020 but just 10,369 in 2019, an increase of 15%. The number of deaths among people wearing seatbelts went down 3%, from 11,844 deaths in 2019 to 11,512 in 2020.

     

    Replies: @Anonymous, @lysias, @Buffalo Joe, @JerseyJeffersonian, @Uncle Dan, @Corn

    Seat belts are like 12 years of free public education: some people use them, some don’t.

  168. @Trinity
    The Atlanta area has to be the worst region in the nation for hit and runs. Yesterday in Cherokee County there was yet another hit and run. A black SUV struck a bicyclist from behind and left him on the road. The guy survived but in the past we have had deaths. I hit a wandering possum and it ruins my day. How in the hell can you hit a pedestrian and haul ass. People around here don't give a shit about crosswalks even though it is a state law that the pedestrian has the right away, they drive 4omph in a Walmart parking lot, they ride your bumper if you don't go a minimum of 15 miles above the speed limit. THE WORST DRIVERS IN THE WORLD. You think other places have inconsiderate drivers, idiots who think they are NASCAR drivers, etc., try driving around here. Have a lot of bicyclist that cycle the scenic North Georgia roads above Atlanta. These dudes must be crazy.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @Squid

    Trinity, a local surgeon, Dr. James Corasanti, hit and ran a 13 years girl. Left her dead in the road, well actually her body flew 140 feet. Amherst,NY cop followed a fluid trail to his house. Wife refused to let cop see the car, BMW monster suv. Corasanti was found walking with neighbors bemoaning the fact his life was over. At the trial the DA had the front end of the BWM brought into the court room. Heavy damage. Corasanti said he didn’t recall hitting anything. POS walked. Some juries suck.

    • Replies: @Trinity
    @Buffalo Joe

    There is a special place in Hell for scum like that. I always enjoy that scene in the movie, "And Justice For All," where the Al Pacino character who is playing an attorney turns on the guilty judge who he is defending. IF only real life was like that. One of my favorite movies. The guilty judge who openly admits to the Pacino character that he raped and beat a woman, and then Pacino does a spinarooni during the trial and tells all on his client.

    The whole world is definitely "out of order" these days and perhaps it has always been out of order. I wonder IF people really ever change.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

  169. @Thomas
    @stillCARealist


    How many times do you have to be pulled over before you slow down?
     
    Highways here are speedtrap marathons. The speed limit bounces around between 70 (outside cities) to 60 (in and approaching cities), continually. It's easy to miss, but the State Patrol knows exactly where to catch people.

    Don’t think the speed cameras aren’t coming. It won’t be long before we all start getting speeding tickets in the mail.
     
    They're already here. There's a school zone near where I live that has a speedtrap camera.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @Abolish_public_education

    Thomas, one guess, well I’ll give you two guesses, why Buffalo’s City Council wants the school zone speed cameras removed. Hint, it’s not because I got a ticket. Take your time.

    • Replies: @Thomas
    @Buffalo Joe

    N.

  170. My older brother told me many years ago that black women struggle driving, because they struggle with decision making. Driving forces them to decide, quickly.

    In many years, I’ve never seen anything to make me doubt it.

  171. @Buzz Mohawk
    OT:

    Oxford student who led ‘woke’ move to remove Queen’s portrait is American


    The Oxford University student who led a vote to remove Queen Elizabeth II’s portrait — sparking outrage in the top tiers of UK government — is a wealthy American private school boy who is a Captain America fan, it emerged Wednesday.

    Stanford grad Matthew Katzman, 25...
     

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/NINTCHDBPICT000658107091.jpg

    Katzman is the son of commercial lawyer Scott Katzman, 65, who lives in a DC mansion worth more than $5.5 million, according to the Mail.

    He previously attended the $48,000-a-year Sidwell Friends School, a historic Quaker private college — where the Mail says he “likely” counted former President Barack Obama’s 22-year-old daughter Malia as a contemporary.
     

    Replies: @Desiderius, @JohnnyWalker123, @anon, @J.Ross, @AceDeuce, @El Dato, @The Anti-Gnostic, @Anonymous

    Remove Captain America, at least the Queen is real.

  172. @TheJester
    Below is a quote from one of the commenters on Fox News associated with the killing of a 10-year old black boy in Queens. The commentator has insight .... and he is presumed to be black.

    "Growing up I lived through true systemic racism. Trust me when I tell you, it is real. The problem is, it is not coming from white people. American black culture was born out of rebellion and resistance towards an unfair system at that time. Yet, it has failed to change with the changes in society. It's not a culture that can mix with other cultures because it is, by design, rebellious and resistant. Everything from language to appearance is almost the direct opposite of "white culture" for lack of a better term. Asking white people to accept or adapt to the American black culture is not practical or even possible because it is in direct conflict and geared to rebel against white people. This really isn't hard to understand. In American black culture, white people are the enemy from the start. That has to change before anything else can. Naturally, a culture that is inherently rebellious is not sustainable, even for its own people. Once the rest of society distances itself from the culture, the same rebellious qualities will turn inward toward each other because that is all you know."
     
    The author has a point: "Afro-American culture is contraposed to white European culture ... it makes pains to be the polar opposite of white European culture." Perhaps this explains why blacks enjoy breaking "whitey's" laws as a way of life (including burning down their own neighborhoods). But at some point, as the author notes, their wreckless behaviors become a way of life that they turn on themselves.

    Put another way, blacks tend to want nothing to do with white society except to destroy it (with a little looting on the side). THIS MEANS BLACKS DO NOT WANT TO ASSIMILATE INTO WHITE SOCIETY ... become part of it. They have opened the seacocks on a sinking ship and appear willing to do down with the ship. "Affirmative Action" was, therefore, dead on arrival.

    That's why blacks and their white leftist apologists get such a kick out of BLM, Critical Race Theory, and DIE. The joke, at this stage, is on us, White People! There is no resolution, accommodation, reparation, or reconciliation that can meet black (or BIPOC) expectations.

    But, if the above is true, using blacks (and BIPOCs) to destroy our current civilization fits perfectly into the socialist/communist agenda to destroy Western Civilization so they can "built back better" from the smoldering ruins.

    The joke, at this stage, will be on the blacks and BIPOCs. Wreckless, impulsive, anti-social behaviors as a way of life will have no place in the regimented, authoritanian, oligarchical, socialist paradise of the future.

    Replies: @Calvin Hobbes, @Anonymous

    Wreckless, impulsive, anti-social behaviors as a way of life will have no place in the regimented, authoritanian, oligarchical, socialist paradise of the future.

    The word you want here is reckless. The wreckening in Steve’s title refers to a surge in car wrecks, not an absence of car wrecks.

    Good comment, though.

    • Replies: @TheJester
    @Calvin Hobbes

    My God! That I could take back that "w". You are correct in exposing my errant spelling. Only in English ... "wreckless" versus "reckless" and my spellchecker didn't catch it the first time.

  173. @theMann
    I have been knocked off the road in West Texas three times, two stop sign runners and one trying to pass me while I was turning into an apartment complex. My Mom and Aunt both knocked off the road, one rear ender, one red light runner, a cousin blasted off the road by a stop sign runner, a friend's car destroyed in his driveway by a joy rider, and so forth; but, every offender was White male/White female. At least the DUI wreckage in around here is almost 100% Hispanic. Perhaps there just aren't enough Blacks locally to kick up the statistics.

    My theory of driving is: if you are that bad at something so easy and at which we get daily practise, what kind of intergalactic fucktard are you going to be at something difficult and demanding?

    So thinking about that, driving might actually be a racial litmus test.

    Replies: @Uncle Dan, @Dr. Dre

    These accidents are not cause by people with insufficient skills. They’re just reckless. It’s almost as if they didn’t care if they lived or died.

  174. @Steve Sailer
    @Gaspar DeLaFunk

    The shooter's eyes make Charles Manson's seem warm and twinkly.

    Replies: @tyrone, @AR in Illinois, @duncsbaby

    Yeah, he’s only missing the swastika forehead tattoo

  175. @Giant Duck
    From way back in 2002:

    TRENTON, New Jersey (CNN) -- A New Jersey study suggesting black drivers speed more than other drivers was released this week despite federal government concerns about its accuracy.

    The study found African-American motorists are more likely than white drivers to exceed the 65 mph speed limit on the southern end of the New Jersey Turnpike. On a more urban stretch of the turnpike, where the speed limit is 55 mph, no difference was found, the report said.

    The state attorney general's office ordered the study as part of its effort to comply with a consent decree it entered into with the U.S. Department of Justice, which accused State Police in April 1999 of racial profiling -- targeting minority drivers for traffic stops -- and discriminating against its own officers.

    The release of the study came Monday despite concerns by the Justice Department. Federal officials had questioned its methods and asked that it be withheld.
     
    https://edition.cnn.com/2002/LAW/03/27/nj.speeding.study/index.html

    Replies: @John Johnson

    I think it was Seattle where they wanted to get rid of red camera lights because they “disproportionately” affected Blacks.

    Funny how liberals view Blacks as non-sentient and only affected by external forces.

    • Replies: @Anonymous Jew
    @John Johnson

    Don’t recall that story, but Seattle did lower speed limits to 25 mph for almost all streets, including neighborhood arterials, which were previously 35 mph. Route 99 - state highway running through the city - went from 55 to 45.

    It used to be that one of the first questions you’d get from the professor (at least mine) in Econ 101 was “can you put a price on a life”. The prof would then answer students protestations with a Socratic “well then, should we lower the speed limit to 10 mph?” It occurred to me that professors can no longer use this question, because Current Year students would probably respond “lowering the speed limit to 10 mph is a great idea!”

    Regarding auto accidents, it’s true that even at menial tasks low-IQ are more accident prone. Does this carry over to driving, and what about Asians? I recall one Asian comedian quipped: “we’re not bad drivers…we’re just overly cautious” (his delivery really made the joke).

  176. @mmack
    @The Wild Geese Howard

    The dangers of youts hooning a pickup truck in an intersection:

    https://youtu.be/jRF4e4RE-EI

    Replies: @El Dato

    In normal times, those people would be lying in bed after a day of backbreaking work in factories and plantations.

    • Replies: @Anonymous Jew
    @El Dato

    Imagine what increased labor force participation/reduced welfare and aggressive law enforcement would do for Black crime. Heck, imagine what it would do for every group’s crime rate.

  177. @theMann
    I have been knocked off the road in West Texas three times, two stop sign runners and one trying to pass me while I was turning into an apartment complex. My Mom and Aunt both knocked off the road, one rear ender, one red light runner, a cousin blasted off the road by a stop sign runner, a friend's car destroyed in his driveway by a joy rider, and so forth; but, every offender was White male/White female. At least the DUI wreckage in around here is almost 100% Hispanic. Perhaps there just aren't enough Blacks locally to kick up the statistics.

    My theory of driving is: if you are that bad at something so easy and at which we get daily practise, what kind of intergalactic fucktard are you going to be at something difficult and demanding?

    So thinking about that, driving might actually be a racial litmus test.

    Replies: @Uncle Dan, @Dr. Dre

    Oh great. Now the Chinese have rocket ships.

  178. @Henry's Cat
    In Britain, it's Asians who are the most dangerous drivers. Mainly because Muslims are heavily involved in crash-for-cash insurance scams.

    Replies: @Dr. Dre, @Graham

    Interstate 75 north of Atlanta, mid-weekday, just watching a somnolent middle-aged Asian (guessing Chinese) woman remain in the middle lane (4-5 lane wide at that point) going 55 mph. People swerving, going right of her, left of her, passing. She never took notice of what she was doing or the situation around her.

    • Replies: @Henry's Cat
    @Dr. Dre

    Confucius say a lot. What was his opinion on women?

    Replies: @JMcG

  179. @JMcG
    @The Alarmist

    I’ve never seen anything like the maniacs in the Boston area.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @Dutch Boy, @Bill

    I never fail to be impressed by the skill of Boston drivers.

  180. @Matttt
    From the article, the following crash factors increased the most:


    Urban interstates (+15);
    No seatbelt (+15);
    Occupant ejection (up 20%)
     
    Maybe there's your answer. I think there are studies that show that black seatbelt use is lower that white seatbelt use. But that would only account for an increase in deaths if there were some reason that blacks were on the road more.

    Hypothesis: affordable housing has moved many poor blacks from inner cities to inner-ring suburbs. To visit friends or families, more poor blacks now have to go on the interstate. A crash without a seatbelt at 75 mph is deadly.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @AR in Illinois

    Years ago I learned in an acident-investigation course that the death-rate for ejections was 85pct. I’m sure it’s still up in that range. And, yes, blacks DON’T wear seat belts at a rate way higher than everybody else.

    • Replies: @Joe Stalin
    @AR in Illinois


    Years ago I learned in an acident-investigation course that the death-rate for ejections was 85pct.
     
    Ejected but back to work!

    Dog ejected from vehicle in Idaho crash found two days later herding sheep
    https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2021/jun/08/dog-ejected-from-vehicle-in-idaho-crash-found-two-/
     
    https://thumb.spokesman.com/pvoVPitn2zMtxpfQot7fvQ2KAnk=/1170x0/smart/media.spokesman.com/photos/2021/06/08/60c0226ddb53f.hires.jpg

    Replies: @El Dato

  181. This may be one of the more striking findings in the social sciences in recent years: that the triumph of the Black Lives Matter movement has managed to very quickly get more blacks killed in two quite different ways: murders and car crashes.

    Agree.

    Great find!

  182. @Buffalo Joe
    @Coemgen

    Coe, you an everyone else here should watch the documentary "12 O'clock Boys" which shows how blacks on ATVs and dirt bikes have taken over Baltimore streets. Cleveland proposed a dirt bike track in the city, but hey, you need a title,registration and insurance, so that failed. Buffalo is currently seizing dirt bikes and ATVs on city streets. Big article in Buffalo News and dozens of bikes seized.

    Replies: @Coemgen

    LOL, I don’t need a documentary.

    I’ve seen this up-close-and-personal.

    The closest CVS to my home that was offering COVID-19 vaccinations in May is in (I remember when it wasn’t) the hood. On one of the four trips I made to that CVS, while I was waiting a a stop light, an ATV/dirt bike gang swarmed the northbound traffic waiting at the light. The gang then proceeded to “run the red light.” I guess this is ok because none of the bikes had license plates — thus law doesn’t apply to them.

    Lucky for me, since I’m always the whitest guy in the room, I was waiting on the westbound side of the intersection.

  183. Anon[159] • Disclaimer says:

    I doubt it has anything to do with Florge Groid. It seems a lot more likely that blacks were using the stimulus payments for a down payment on a new or used car. A certain percentage of these drivers were likely to be new to the road, hence the increase in black car accidents.

  184. jon says:
    @Jack D
    @Gaspar DeLaFunk


    a male,the shooter,from God knows what ethnicity. Some kind of Central American?
     
    Marcus Anthony Eriz is not a typical Central American name. In many photos, he is heavily bearded in a way that most Central Americans are not (Amerindians don't have much facial hair). It seems like he is just an all American guy with a fondness for guns and cars who worked in an auto body shop. His ancestors must have come from somewhere but it is of little relevance - he is as American as apple pie. If Marcus had just won an Olympic medal for America (shooting?) would you trying to disassociate yourself from him?

    Obviously shooting at cars is not a good idea but Marcus probably didn't intend to kill anyone. The baby mama (there is no mention of a father in any of the news reports) had just given him the finger because Marcus had just cut her off. He decided to put a bullet hole in her car as a lasting reminder not to do that to people and unfortunately it was a unlucky shot and hit the kid in the back seat. Donations are pouring in to the baby mama but her judgment in giving the finger to a stranger was not much better than Marcus's. She is also appears to be of some sort of indeterminate ancestry as are most Californians in 2021. Welcome to idiocracy!

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @Clyde, @jon, @photondancer, @duncsbaby

    he is as American as apple pie

    Uhm …

    Race: Mexican-Latin American

    Just take five seconds to search the web next time: https://heavy.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/eriz.png?resize=782,356

    The baby mama (there is no mention of a father in any of the news reports) … also appears to be of some sort of indeterminate ancestry as are most Californians in 2021. Welcome to idiocracy!

    And don’t forget that the driver/killer’s girlfriend was a Taiwanese immigrant that apparently suffered from depression.
    Maybe, if they crack down on rifle ownership among White Americans, this kind of Latinx on Latinx pistol crime (surprisingly aided and abetted by an Asian) will stop happening.

  185. How much of this traffic carnage can be attributed to increases in fleeing to elude, carjackings, auto theft, and mobilized street crime? Our local black perps have excelled in all four over the last year.

  186. @Buzz Mohawk
    OT:

    Oxford student who led ‘woke’ move to remove Queen’s portrait is American


    The Oxford University student who led a vote to remove Queen Elizabeth II’s portrait — sparking outrage in the top tiers of UK government — is a wealthy American private school boy who is a Captain America fan, it emerged Wednesday.

    Stanford grad Matthew Katzman, 25...
     

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/NINTCHDBPICT000658107091.jpg

    Katzman is the son of commercial lawyer Scott Katzman, 65, who lives in a DC mansion worth more than $5.5 million, according to the Mail.

    He previously attended the $48,000-a-year Sidwell Friends School, a historic Quaker private college — where the Mail says he “likely” counted former President Barack Obama’s 22-year-old daughter Malia as a contemporary.
     

    Replies: @Desiderius, @JohnnyWalker123, @anon, @J.Ross, @AceDeuce, @El Dato, @The Anti-Gnostic, @Anonymous

    The Oxford University student who led a vote to remove Queen Elizabeth II’s portrait

    Matthew Katzman

    Every.Bloody.Time

  187. @Buffalo Joe
    @Trinity

    Trinity, a local surgeon, Dr. James Corasanti, hit and ran a 13 years girl. Left her dead in the road, well actually her body flew 140 feet. Amherst,NY cop followed a fluid trail to his house. Wife refused to let cop see the car, BMW monster suv. Corasanti was found walking with neighbors bemoaning the fact his life was over. At the trial the DA had the front end of the BWM brought into the court room. Heavy damage. Corasanti said he didn't recall hitting anything. POS walked. Some juries suck.

    Replies: @Trinity

    There is a special place in Hell for scum like that. I always enjoy that scene in the movie, “And Justice For All,” where the Al Pacino character who is playing an attorney turns on the guilty judge who he is defending. IF only real life was like that. One of my favorite movies. The guilty judge who openly admits to the Pacino character that he raped and beat a woman, and then Pacino does a spinarooni during the trial and tells all on his client.

    The whole world is definitely “out of order” these days and perhaps it has always been out of order. I wonder IF people really ever change.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Trinity

    "I'm out of order? You're out of order! This whole trial is out of order!"

    Here ya' go:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sA0glbG6c-8

  188. @Buzz Mohawk
    OT:

    Oxford student who led ‘woke’ move to remove Queen’s portrait is American


    The Oxford University student who led a vote to remove Queen Elizabeth II’s portrait — sparking outrage in the top tiers of UK government — is a wealthy American private school boy who is a Captain America fan, it emerged Wednesday.

    Stanford grad Matthew Katzman, 25...
     

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/NINTCHDBPICT000658107091.jpg

    Katzman is the son of commercial lawyer Scott Katzman, 65, who lives in a DC mansion worth more than $5.5 million, according to the Mail.

    He previously attended the $48,000-a-year Sidwell Friends School, a historic Quaker private college — where the Mail says he “likely” counted former President Barack Obama’s 22-year-old daughter Malia as a contemporary.
     

    Replies: @Desiderius, @JohnnyWalker123, @anon, @J.Ross, @AceDeuce, @El Dato, @The Anti-Gnostic, @Anonymous

    Magdalen College’s president, Dinah Rose, stressed online that the students “don’t represent the College,” while stressing that it “strongly supports free speech and political debate.”

    “The photo will be safely stored,” she said.

    I guess you have to know who butters your bread.

  189. @al gore rhythms
    @Anarchoproctologist

    I have heard people say 'roads are racist'.

    And in fact, I was reading a book recently about the New York commissioner Robert Moses who deliberately made roads to his parks that had bridges over them which were too low for buses to get under, so that blacks in the city couldn't get to his parks.

    Rober Moses was of course not from a white Christian background (although apparently not interested in his Jewish heritage either) so this may help the man and his roads avoid cancellation.

    Replies: @El Dato, @Bubba

    Alternatively you could hang nooses off the bridges to scare people away.

  190. OTOH, I was on a CTA bus that couldn’t move because of traffic. The Black driver made the most skillful moves imaginable to extract us so he could reverse direction to get around the obstacle.

  191. Anon[159] • Disclaimer says:
    @stillCARealist
    @Thomas

    How many times do you have to be pulled over before you slow down?

    Don't think the speed cameras aren't coming. It won't be long before we all start getting speeding tickets in the mail. They're already doing that for stoplight infractions. of course, it will be brutal for those who drive for a living, since that always entails rushing around.

    Hey, here's a thought: what about all the new delivery drivers that started up in 2020? Did we consider those people as possible causes for increased road death?

    Replies: @Thomas, @Anon, @Jim Don Bob

    Delivery drivers have to have a good driving record before they’re hired. Employers check your record during the hiring phase because their insurance companies refuse to cover drivers who have had lots of accidents. Bad drivers are too big a risk for getting you sued if you hire them and they have an accident.

    • Replies: @JMcG
    @Anon

    I was pulling up to my house a couple of months ago, only to witness a FedEx driver back out of my neighbor’s driveway and then over my mailbox. Now, my neighbor’s driveway has a large space to turn around at the end. The truck had a back-up camera. He had another guy riding with him who didn’t get out to watch him back up. Both were black.

  192. @Thomas
    @stillCARealist


    How many times do you have to be pulled over before you slow down?
     
    Highways here are speedtrap marathons. The speed limit bounces around between 70 (outside cities) to 60 (in and approaching cities), continually. It's easy to miss, but the State Patrol knows exactly where to catch people.

    Don’t think the speed cameras aren’t coming. It won’t be long before we all start getting speeding tickets in the mail.
     
    They're already here. There's a school zone near where I live that has a speedtrap camera.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @Abolish_public_education

    In many jurisdictions, monies that the government receives from nuisance fees, such as fines for moving violations, are reserved for public education purposes.

    Suppose you fight some BS ticket and lose. You pay a $200 fine (plus extra assessments/taxes). Downstream, the school [balanced] budget will show $200 on the revenue side, and an equivalent amount of expenditure (pencils, whatever).

    When calculating how much the schools spend per kid:

    • the school unions, and their supporters, will ignore that money; they only talk about the general fund’s per-kid appropriation (as though no other funding accounts, such as capital projects, even exist).

    • bean counters will at least add-in that $200 (divided by the number of kids).

    • A_p_e correctly points out that the $200 didn’t just appear out of nowhere. The expenses associated with that revenue, e.g. court costs, officer’s time, etc., probably ate up 97% of the revenue. In other words, through the scam known as government accounting, $194 of education spending was cost-shifted into the budgets for courts, cops, etc. So, in fact, the per-student spending wasn’t just upped by $200/n, but rather by $394/n.

  193. @El Dato
    @Desiderius

    "Bux for Blax", now in a printshop near you.

    Replies: @Desiderius

    If you look at net inflow and outflow it’s been going on all our lives, with the printing starting fifty years ago this August.

  194. @Jack D
    @AnotherDad

    We are all (except for American Indians) here because of immigration. I assume that you mean that he is here because of post 1964 immigration? Quite possibly he is, but so is most of the population of Southern California under 25, especially if you count immigrants and their offspring. As far as I can tell, so was the kid who was hit. Probably so were most of the cops and EMTs who responded to the scene and the doctors and nurses at the hospital. At his trial, probably the judge and the lawyers and most of the jurors too. How many Old Stock white people are left in coastal California who are not Steve's age? Nowadays you often find yourself in a situation where there are no white people in sight - that's just how it is. So the fact that he was (0r was not) of immigrant stock really doesn't say much about the nature of his crime. This is the kind of stupid thing that a working class white guy might also do.

    I'll admit with the beard the guy had sort of that Fidel Castro vibe. Maybe Eriz is a Basque name (used to be Basque sheepherders out west)? Or he could be Middle Eastern but what middle easterner names his kid Marcus Anthony?

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @Mr. Anon, @Anonymous Jew

    Agree with your post, but just to clarify colonists were not immigrants. If I move to Hawaii I’m not immigrating. To immigrate means accepting a new sovereign/nation – not conquering the local sovereign or going from one English-ruled territory to another. Only post-1776 arrivals are “immigrants” including Ellis Island schmucks like me.

    It used to be that roughly half of all American stock was pre-revolutionary, non-immigrant. What is it now? One-third?

  195. @William Badwhite
    @Stan Adams


    I stumbled upon my copy of Kitty Kelley’s biography of Oprah Winfrey.
     
    I'll take things men don't admit to for $1,000 Alex.

    Just kidding Stan. Keep representin' the 305!

    Replies: @Stan Adams

    Speaking of the 305, I used to eat at the Italian place next to the Hookah Inn where three people were shot to death over the weekend. That strip mall is a ’70s time capsule with a weird layout and a funky brutalist design:
    https://www.google.com/maps/@25.6708115,-80.3725398,3a,70.9y,69.51h,85.27t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sS5MbIBiZDe99AH3hByYrmg!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

    [MORE]

    There’s been an Italian restaurant there for as long as I can remember. For decades, it was called College Park Inn. (The whole area is known as College Park – it’s across the street from the Kendall campus of Miami-Dade Community College.) About 10 or 15 years ago, the original CPI went out of business and another restaurant in another strip mall bought the rights to the name. Since then the location has gone through numerous ownership and name changes, but it has always remained a pizza place.

    At one point, after the space had been vacant for at least a year, the owners of the mall briefly opened their own place called Magic City Pizza. I never tried it, and I don’t think anyone else did, either – it was totally empty every time I drove by. The new owners removed the dark window shades and installed bright lights so you could see the dining room clearly from your car. I swear I never saw a single customer inside.

    Then a place called Romanza, which had established a following at a location next to a motel several miles away, moved in (losing all of its loyal customers, including a friend of mine, in the process) and promptly went out of business.

    The current iteration is called Parmesano. I haven’t tried it.

    Other girly books on my shelf include Kitty Kelley’s book about Nancy Reagan and Christina Crawford’s book about her mother Joan.

    • Replies: @William Badwhite
    @Stan Adams


    I used to eat at the Italian place next to the Hookah Inn where three people were shot to death over the weekend
     
    I read about that shooting but didn't pay any attention because I figured it was just more Liberty City/Overtown/Opa Locka youthful fun, nobody harmed (except for the dead and wounded). Looking at your Google Maps though I see its Kendall - I know that area fairly well, its not a bad neighborhood at all.

    The mother of these scholars says they were wrongly accused. Of course they shot someone, but it was different people.

    https://www.local10.com/news/local/2021/06/08/mom-says-her-teens-involved-in-turnpike-shooting-but-not-fatal-drive-by/

    Replies: @Stan Adams

  196. @Trinity
    The Atlanta area has to be the worst region in the nation for hit and runs. Yesterday in Cherokee County there was yet another hit and run. A black SUV struck a bicyclist from behind and left him on the road. The guy survived but in the past we have had deaths. I hit a wandering possum and it ruins my day. How in the hell can you hit a pedestrian and haul ass. People around here don't give a shit about crosswalks even though it is a state law that the pedestrian has the right away, they drive 4omph in a Walmart parking lot, they ride your bumper if you don't go a minimum of 15 miles above the speed limit. THE WORST DRIVERS IN THE WORLD. You think other places have inconsiderate drivers, idiots who think they are NASCAR drivers, etc., try driving around here. Have a lot of bicyclist that cycle the scenic North Georgia roads above Atlanta. These dudes must be crazy.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @Squid

    “How in the hell can you hit a pedestrian and haul ass.”

    You’ll do it in a heartbeat if you’re carrying an unlicensed firearm and a serious amount of dope, and are out on parole and/or bail.

    Read cwbchicago.com for a few weeks. The cops arrest goofs like that almost every day in Chicongo.

  197. @Mr. Anon
    @Matttt


    Maybe there’s your answer. I think there are studies that show that black seatbelt use is lower that white seatbelt use. But that would only account for an increase in deaths if there were some reason that blacks were on the road more.
     
    Or cops have stopped enforcing seat-belt laws (and other traffic infractions) because they don't want to pull over a "motorist" who will lead them to becoming the next Derek Chauvin.

    For the record, I'm opposed to seat-belt laws, and other such nanny-state meddling, but I am willing to admit that they might work.

    Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic

    It is truly irresponsible to drive or ride in a car without a seat belt and shoulder strap.

    BTW, the incredibly problematic airbags were motivated by the human factors observation that absent a law, nobody was buckling up. Now that everybody is, consumers should probably be able to shop for a non-airbag option but maybe some biomechanists/mechanical engineers can correct me.

    Airbags break arms, kill children and scar corneas (yes, this really happens).

    • Agree: Gamecock
    • Replies: @Gamecock
    @The Anti-Gnostic

    You are correct. Air bags originated to replace seat belts, because people didn't use seat belts. Air bags didn't work; you still needed seat belts. Did government get rid of air bags? No. Liddy Dole, no less, got the air bag requirement implemented.

    They are a useless cost and endangerment.

    , @Mr. Anon
    @The Anti-Gnostic


    It is truly irresponsible to drive or ride in a car without a seat belt and shoulder strap.
     
    Lot's of things are irresponsible. That doesn't mean the State should take over that responsibility for you. Do you want the police coming into your house to make sure you're eating your vegetables?

    BTW, the incredibly problematic airbags were motivated by the human factors observation that absent a law, nobody was buckling up.
     
    Nonsense. Lots of people were using seat-belts before airbags and seat-belt laws. Responsible, sensible people were doing so. People who were safety conscious specifically bought those models of cars that came with seat-belts. My Mom and Dad wouldn't even start the engine without checking that everyone in the car was buckled up.
    , @JMcG
    @The Anti-Gnostic

    I see the aftermath of a lot of car accidents. I cannot believe that people just walk away from some of the balled up wrecks that I’ve seen. But they do. Airbags and modern engineering do an amazing job of protecting vehicle occupants.

  198. @Buzz Mohawk
    OT:

    Oxford student who led ‘woke’ move to remove Queen’s portrait is American


    The Oxford University student who led a vote to remove Queen Elizabeth II’s portrait — sparking outrage in the top tiers of UK government — is a wealthy American private school boy who is a Captain America fan, it emerged Wednesday.

    Stanford grad Matthew Katzman, 25...
     

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/NINTCHDBPICT000658107091.jpg

    Katzman is the son of commercial lawyer Scott Katzman, 65, who lives in a DC mansion worth more than $5.5 million, according to the Mail.

    He previously attended the $48,000-a-year Sidwell Friends School, a historic Quaker private college — where the Mail says he “likely” counted former President Barack Obama’s 22-year-old daughter Malia as a contemporary.
     

    Replies: @Desiderius, @JohnnyWalker123, @anon, @J.Ross, @AceDeuce, @El Dato, @The Anti-Gnostic, @Anonymous

    Queen Elizabeth, one might say, is the ultimate “fellow white person.”

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
    @The Anti-Gnostic


    Queen Elizabeth, one might say, is the ultimate “fellow white person.”
     
    She is, and she looks exactly like my paternal grandmother. She always has, at every stage of her life.

    That grandmother's earliest American ancestor sailed across the North Atlantic Ocean from the London area to the New Haven Colony in the 1640s.
  199. @The Wild Geese Howard
    Socal Supers presents:

    Hood Corvette Drivers:

    https://youtu.be/ZzwlBkEXJ7A

    Drop a gear and disappear!

    Hood Hellcat Drivers:

    https://youtu.be/1N5RQV6EuUM

    "We doin' 170....we good!"

    Replies: @mmack, @mmack

    Also,

    “To err is human. To really f–k up you’ll need a Ford Mustang.” 😬

    And we used to make fun of guys who drove Trans Ams back inna day.🤦🏻‍♂️

  200. I had no idea they tracked fatalities by the color of the traffic.

  201. @Jim Christian
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Acchie! You live near blacks? I recommend 70 to 150 miles of separation between you, your family and your business and said herds of blacks. Always. In my racist mind, there's never, ever enough distance. They hate us, I respect that. Because I don't like those racist shits either. They started this shit anew 10 years ago. Let them fix their own infrastructure. I got no use for the murderous bastards. Sorry for the candy coating.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    Yeah, I know you bugged out from Virginia up to N. Hampshire, or is it Vermont? That’s not in the cards for us, but a move is fairly imminent. I’m glad it’s working out for you, Jim. I enjoy your comments here.

    • Replies: @Jim Christian
    @Achmed E. Newman


    I enjoy your comments here.
     
    That's a first. You're incredibly generous, Acchie. I'm somewhere on top of the NH border. But I'm retired, the world done with me early fifties, age-wise, I took my marbles and left. I had the luxury to bail out I guess, far more than most. Good luck with YOUR move, you have far more chips on the table that I, given mine's raised and married, yours not quite. Kids up the stakes considerably.
  202. @Adam Smith
    @Achmed E. Newman


    “it’ll take some finagling for the Lyin’ Press to come up with a way to blame it on White people, so’s that it’ll be “fit to print”.”
     
    https://www.advertisingweek360.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/169dummies.jpg

    Dummies Used In Crash Tests Favor White Men And Put Black! Bodies At Risk!

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    “Equity in crash test dummies! When do we want it? We want it now! When will we come up with new chants? We don’t even know!”

    • LOL: Adam Smith
  203. @Buffalo Joe
    @Thomas

    Thomas, one guess, well I'll give you two guesses, why Buffalo's City Council wants the school zone speed cameras removed. Hint, it's not because I got a ticket. Take your time.

    Replies: @Thomas

    N.

  204. @J.Ross
    @Desiderius

    ... so making somebody do something is the same thing as being behind them ... interesting ...

    Replies: @Desiderius

    Just more of that leading from behind.

  205. @AR in Illinois
    @Matttt

    Years ago I learned in an acident-investigation course that the death-rate for ejections was 85pct. I'm sure it's still up in that range. And, yes, blacks DON'T wear seat belts at a rate way higher than everybody else.

    Replies: @Joe Stalin

    Years ago I learned in an acident-investigation course that the death-rate for ejections was 85pct.

    Ejected but back to work!

    Dog ejected from vehicle in Idaho crash found two days later herding sheep
    https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2021/jun/08/dog-ejected-from-vehicle-in-idaho-crash-found-two-/

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @Joe Stalin

    That dog's gonna get hired by Amazon.

  206. @The Anti-Gnostic
    @Mr. Anon

    It is truly irresponsible to drive or ride in a car without a seat belt and shoulder strap.

    BTW, the incredibly problematic airbags were motivated by the human factors observation that absent a law, nobody was buckling up. Now that everybody is, consumers should probably be able to shop for a non-airbag option but maybe some biomechanists/mechanical engineers can correct me.

    Airbags break arms, kill children and scar corneas (yes, this really happens).

    Replies: @Gamecock, @Mr. Anon, @JMcG

    You are correct. Air bags originated to replace seat belts, because people didn’t use seat belts. Air bags didn’t work; you still needed seat belts. Did government get rid of air bags? No. Liddy Dole, no less, got the air bag requirement implemented.

    They are a useless cost and endangerment.

  207. Low IQ, low ability to anticipate consequences, high impulsiveness, high levels of violence and aggression — all the calling cards of this demographic, guaranteed to produce more accidents as well as more crime. I just pray they kill mainly themselves and one another.

  208. @El Dato
    @kaganovitch

    Summer is gonna be HOT HOT HOT.

    Replies: @Bubba

    Indeed, but not like ex-New York Dolls David Johansen sang it over 30 years ago…

  209. @Buffalo Joe
    @JMcG

    JMcG, Philly. All you need to drive in Philly is a horn and a upraised middle finger, sometimes two.

    Replies: @AceDeuce

    My slogan for that place is:

    “Philadelphia–Where Even The White People Are A**holes.”

    Catchy.

  210. @al gore rhythms
    @Anarchoproctologist

    I have heard people say 'roads are racist'.

    And in fact, I was reading a book recently about the New York commissioner Robert Moses who deliberately made roads to his parks that had bridges over them which were too low for buses to get under, so that blacks in the city couldn't get to his parks.

    Rober Moses was of course not from a white Christian background (although apparently not interested in his Jewish heritage either) so this may help the man and his roads avoid cancellation.

    Replies: @El Dato, @Bubba

    Unfortunately they did get to those parks using the Long Island Expressway and side roads. My friends and I would ride our bikes to one particular nice park with a beautiful, giant swimming pool every morning after we finished our paper routes during the summer. We practically had the whole place to ourselves until 11 AM when the pool always turned into a crazy Negro zone filled with busloads of the “Fresh Air Fund”-to-prison pipeline kids from massive housing projects about 2 hours away.

    We always rode away to go crabbing or fishing to escape the horde of insanity – my earliest and personal example of white flight.

    • Replies: @al gore rhythms
    @Bubba

    I don't know if you're going to read this comment now, but thank you. For me, living in another country, it makes the events of the book seem much more real to hear someone speak of their actually having visited the parks as part of their childhood.

  211. @Jack D
    @Gaspar DeLaFunk


    a male,the shooter,from God knows what ethnicity. Some kind of Central American?
     
    Marcus Anthony Eriz is not a typical Central American name. In many photos, he is heavily bearded in a way that most Central Americans are not (Amerindians don't have much facial hair). It seems like he is just an all American guy with a fondness for guns and cars who worked in an auto body shop. His ancestors must have come from somewhere but it is of little relevance - he is as American as apple pie. If Marcus had just won an Olympic medal for America (shooting?) would you trying to disassociate yourself from him?

    Obviously shooting at cars is not a good idea but Marcus probably didn't intend to kill anyone. The baby mama (there is no mention of a father in any of the news reports) had just given him the finger because Marcus had just cut her off. He decided to put a bullet hole in her car as a lasting reminder not to do that to people and unfortunately it was a unlucky shot and hit the kid in the back seat. Donations are pouring in to the baby mama but her judgment in giving the finger to a stranger was not much better than Marcus's. She is also appears to be of some sort of indeterminate ancestry as are most Californians in 2021. Welcome to idiocracy!

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @Clyde, @jon, @photondancer, @duncsbaby

    I really don’t agree that making a rude gesture at someone is a crime worthy of the death penalty. Yeesh.

    • Replies: @Joe Stalin
    @photondancer

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kvmdb6vWfic

    , @Jack D
    @photondancer

    I didn't say it was WORTHY of the death penalty and of course Eriz should be punished harshly for his crime, perhaps even for "depraved heart" murder.

    However, calling someone the N-word to their face is not worthy of the death penalty either but people with good sense don't do it anyway. What SHOULD happen in an ideal world and what actually may happen in real life are two different things and it's best to live your life with an eye to what the real world consequences of your actions might be. In today's world, especially the post-Floyd world where (certain) people seem to be carrying and willing to us their guns more often than in the recent past, flipping off random strangers is not a really good idea.

    The news reports largely ignored or minimized the fact that this woman contributed to her son's demise by her stupid actions. People who do merely stupid things should not be punished so harshly but sometimes they are and so we should all endeavor to do fewer stupid things. In the past, the news media tried to encourage people not to act stupidly in part by criticizing such stupid actions but now we live in this wonderful non-judgmental age where you can do all sorts of stupid things such as spewing out bastards and not only are you not allowed to shame people for such stupidity but if you even mention them YOU are the monster.

    Replies: @photondancer

    , @Colin Wright
    @photondancer

    'I really don’t agree that making a rude gesture at someone is a crime worthy of the death penalty. Yeesh.'

    It depends.

    When I had my moving business I was in my van on the freeway in San Diego. I noticed this little blonde thing in a convertible alongside me in the lane to my right -- and I noticed that lane was about to end.

    So I thought about this for a second and decided to slow down so she could move over.

    She zips in front of me -- and gives me the finger as she pulls away.

    Replies: @photondancer, @Anonymous

    , @anon
    @photondancer

    I really don’t agree that making a rude gesture at someone is a crime worthy of the death penalty

    Jack D did not write "should" or "ought", he wrote "was" or "is". Human nature is what it is.

    Would you consider the act of wearing a red rose, or a white rose, to be a crime worthy of death?

  212. @Trinity
    Worst drivers in America survey taken by a redneck cracka aka Trinity

    White Southerners * that's right I said it. We talk slow, we walk slow but we drive like bats out of Hell.

    Canadian Snowbirds in Florida who don't know where the fuck they are going.

    Young Chicks and Old Farts. Admittedly I am a borderline old fart, in great shape though, but the older I get the slower I drive which can be irritating to young hot rods.

    Hispanics. Yes next to the White Southern redneck, the Hispanic male has a need for speed.

    Northeastern Yankees. A lot of these cats truly are some of the most idiotic drivers out there. Whereas the White Southerner is skillful but goes batshit crazy behind the wheel of a car, the NE Yankee gets in the left lane and stays there going 10 miles below the speed limit. The Canuck is also notorious for driving slow in the left lane.

    Blacks? Oh my gawd. Black males acquiring high speed cars that they can not handle. See boxer Errol Spence for exhibit A.

    Replies: @S. Anonyia

    If you drew a lopsided triangle somewhere between Birmingham-Atlanta-Nashville you’d probably find the worst white drivers in the nation. With Chattanooga taking the top spot. It’s not even a big city but it stresses me out as much as Atlanta or Miami. Interstate design is terrible, too, with steep grades and lots of runaway truck ramps. It’s not even that high of an elevation relative to out West, there were surely more efficient ways to build highways there.

    Rest of South is okay in comparison to the absolutely insane shit you see in that general area.

  213. @Anon
    @3g4me


    Han may be rule abiding but they’re particularly poor drivers
     
    @Steve Sailer

    Is the data that hard to come by? My gut feeling is that this persistent stereotype could easily be proven true or false.

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123

    Call up John Rocker.

  214. Anonymous[131] • Disclaimer says:
    @3g4me
    Let's see those traffic fatalities further broken down by race - i.e. stop including Mestizos and Han along with Whites. Then you'll see the real differences - Han may be rule abiding but they're particularly poor drivers - they don't deal well with the split-second responses necessary to navigating roads filled with the impulsive and erratic driving by the world's dregs here in Numerica. Plus every last Hanette has her face buried in her phone as she drives 10 miles under the speed limit in the left lane. Mestizos used to veer between driving the precise speed limit so as not to come to anyone's notice and drag racing while drunk. Now they no longer fear la migra and just drive as though they're in Guadalajara. And don't forget the other 'neither black nor White' types - my son's truck was recently totaled by an 18 year old Arab on a provisional license who made a left turn into oncoming traffic.

    I used to enjoy driving. Now it's like driving bumper cars, and I never enjoyed those even as a kid. Perhaps if I got a Humvee with a large cattleguard on the front and pushed all the smart cars and Priii out of the way ? There's a thought.

    Replies: @Supply and Demand, @Anon, @Anonymous

    Let’s see those traffic fatalities further broken down by race – i.e. stop including Mestizos and Han along with Whites. Then you’ll see the real differences – Han may be rule abiding but they’re particularly poor drivers – they don’t deal well with the split-second responses necessary to navigating roads filled with the impulsive and erratic driving by the world’s dregs here in Numerica.

    If you look at the NHTSA report, the “Asian/Pacific Islander” category is the only one that declined in fatalities, declining 29% between 2019 and 2020.

  215. This is one of those things I didn’t know I didn’t know.

    You’re adding value, Steve. Thanks.

  216. @Mark G.
    It's always more dangerous to drive in heavily black areas of a city. Their lower IQ causes them to have poor judgement in various traffic situations. One of the many advantages of being wealthier is that you don't have to live in these areas and can avoid traffic accidents, including ones leading to possible death.

    Here in Indianapolis, the Hispanic population has jumped from one percent to ten percent in the last twenty years. They don't drive as badly as blacks but still cause problems because of their recent arrival. People who have lived here their whole lives understand that the roads are covered with ice in the winter so you need to slow down but most recently arrived Hispanic immigrants haven't figured that out yet. That causes a lot of accidents and near misses.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Seneca44, @Ris_Eruwaedhiel, @sasu

    Mexicans are still the only people I’ve ever seen drive on the sidewalk, or just floor it down a residential street. Hit buildings in some wacky “I Love Lucy” gas pedal-brake switchup.

  217. @The Anti-Gnostic
    @Mr. Anon

    It is truly irresponsible to drive or ride in a car without a seat belt and shoulder strap.

    BTW, the incredibly problematic airbags were motivated by the human factors observation that absent a law, nobody was buckling up. Now that everybody is, consumers should probably be able to shop for a non-airbag option but maybe some biomechanists/mechanical engineers can correct me.

    Airbags break arms, kill children and scar corneas (yes, this really happens).

    Replies: @Gamecock, @Mr. Anon, @JMcG

    It is truly irresponsible to drive or ride in a car without a seat belt and shoulder strap.

    Lot’s of things are irresponsible. That doesn’t mean the State should take over that responsibility for you. Do you want the police coming into your house to make sure you’re eating your vegetables?

    BTW, the incredibly problematic airbags were motivated by the human factors observation that absent a law, nobody was buckling up.

    Nonsense. Lots of people were using seat-belts before airbags and seat-belt laws. Responsible, sensible people were doing so. People who were safety conscious specifically bought those models of cars that came with seat-belts. My Mom and Dad wouldn’t even start the engine without checking that everyone in the car was buckled up.

  218. @Anonymous
    Liberian, "refugee" executes white 14 year old girl in brutal knife attack.

    https://www.inforum.com/news/crime-and-courts/7064601-UPDATE-Man-accused-of-attacking-Fargo-middle-schooler-to-face-murder-charge

    # mass immigration

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Alden

    I knew it was an immigrant. And with all the under employed attorneys pouring out of law school every year when is some ambitious hungry lawyer looking for cases going to sue the Lutherans or Catholics or Jews; that are bringing savage Africans to the northern most states for the personal injuries and wrongful deaths their pet savages cause,
    7 am in the morning. He was probably homeless otherwise he’d still be asleep at that hour. Cultural conflict will be his defense. Victim refused to honor and respect his sexual needs.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Alden

    Supposedly her only political interest is the Commonwealth Nations. Have you seen her and the PM in those pictures at the Commonwealth meetings in London? There they are, 2 Whites surrounded by the most bloodthirsty corrupt thieves in the world. Londoners call it the Cannibals and Cleptomaniacs Convention.

    Well, Londoners are as ignorant as you are. Political corruption is a given anywhere. Some countries are worse than others and African countries tend to be the worst of all. The commonwealth heads of state are not notably bloodthirsty, much less 'the most bloodthirsty corrupt thieves in the world'. All but about a half-dozen or so are constitutional heads of government and the remainder (one in Southeast Asia and five in Tropical Africa) are fairly benign autocrats.

  219. @Clyde
    When Marcus Anthony Eriz was booked his race was listed as Mexican-Latin American.
    https://i.imgur.com/RjnGH3F.png

    Replies: @Hangnail Hans

    5 ft 4, 138# latino

    Yeah Jack’s right, he’s a regular first string All-American from 1956

  220. @Achmed E. Newman
    @Anonymous

    Thank you. The Paul Kersey column on VDare and on this site did not have the information yet that this guy was another "refugee", though he asked the question.

    Gee, thanks Lutherans! You are doing God's work. Maybe you all should go explain that to the late Jupiter Paulson's parents.

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123

    It wasn’t the “Lutherans.”

    Try again.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Try reading, Johnny.

    From the wonderful Ann Corcoran's Refugee Resettlement Watch blog:


    Prior to filing bankruptcy, Lutheran Social Services (LSS) was tasked with refugee resettlement in the state.

    Former LSS Director, Jessica Thomasson, now works as the Executive Policy Director at ND Department of Human Services.
     
    So, more good news and bad news.
  221. @JohnnyWalker123
    @Achmed E. Newman

    It wasn't the "Lutherans."

    Try again.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    Try reading, Johnny.

    From the wonderful Ann Corcoran’s Refugee Resettlement Watch blog:

    Prior to filing bankruptcy, Lutheran Social Services (LSS) was tasked with refugee resettlement in the state.

    Former LSS Director, Jessica Thomasson, now works as the Executive Policy Director at ND Department of Human Services.

    So, more good news and bad news.

  222. @Dutch Boy
    @JMcG

    Coincidentally, I remarked to my wife the other day that I had seen an extraordinary number of cars running red lights lately (this is in the San Diego, CA area which is not particularly well-known for maniac drivers). My favorite was the guy who went around me and another car into the left turn lane to run the light. There have also have been several freeway wrong-way drivers causing fatalities of late.

    Replies: @JMcG

    A guy in a BMW did that to me a year or so ago. I stopped for the red and he went around me into the other lane to blow the light. Right in front of a cop. I smiled and waved at the idiot as he sat waiting for the ticket.

  223. @Anon
    @stillCARealist

    Delivery drivers have to have a good driving record before they're hired. Employers check your record during the hiring phase because their insurance companies refuse to cover drivers who have had lots of accidents. Bad drivers are too big a risk for getting you sued if you hire them and they have an accident.

    Replies: @JMcG

    I was pulling up to my house a couple of months ago, only to witness a FedEx driver back out of my neighbor’s driveway and then over my mailbox. Now, my neighbor’s driveway has a large space to turn around at the end. The truck had a back-up camera. He had another guy riding with him who didn’t get out to watch him back up. Both were black.

  224. @The Anti-Gnostic
    @Mr. Anon

    It is truly irresponsible to drive or ride in a car without a seat belt and shoulder strap.

    BTW, the incredibly problematic airbags were motivated by the human factors observation that absent a law, nobody was buckling up. Now that everybody is, consumers should probably be able to shop for a non-airbag option but maybe some biomechanists/mechanical engineers can correct me.

    Airbags break arms, kill children and scar corneas (yes, this really happens).

    Replies: @Gamecock, @Mr. Anon, @JMcG

    I see the aftermath of a lot of car accidents. I cannot believe that people just walk away from some of the balled up wrecks that I’ve seen. But they do. Airbags and modern engineering do an amazing job of protecting vehicle occupants.

  225. @Joe Stalin
    @AR in Illinois


    Years ago I learned in an acident-investigation course that the death-rate for ejections was 85pct.
     
    Ejected but back to work!

    Dog ejected from vehicle in Idaho crash found two days later herding sheep
    https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2021/jun/08/dog-ejected-from-vehicle-in-idaho-crash-found-two-/
     
    https://thumb.spokesman.com/pvoVPitn2zMtxpfQot7fvQ2KAnk=/1170x0/smart/media.spokesman.com/photos/2021/06/08/60c0226ddb53f.hires.jpg

    Replies: @El Dato

    That dog’s gonna get hired by Amazon.

  226. @Achmed E. Newman
    @Jim Christian

    Yeah, I know you bugged out from Virginia up to N. Hampshire, or is it Vermont? That's not in the cards for us, but a move is fairly imminent. I'm glad it's working out for you, Jim. I enjoy your comments here.

    Replies: @Jim Christian

    I enjoy your comments here.

    That’s a first. You’re incredibly generous, Acchie. I’m somewhere on top of the NH border. But I’m retired, the world done with me early fifties, age-wise, I took my marbles and left. I had the luxury to bail out I guess, far more than most. Good luck with YOUR move, you have far more chips on the table that I, given mine’s raised and married, yours not quite. Kids up the stakes considerably.

  227. @Jack D
    @Mike Tre

    Being a chauffeur was one profession that was open to blacks in America as soon as cars were invented. Rich white people had no problem entrusting their lives to them. Driving is one of those visual-spatial type skills that doesn't seem to be affected (much) by the black handicap in IQ.

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @Mike Tre, @ThreeCranes

    “Driving is one of those visual-spatial type skills that doesn’t seem to be affected (much) by the black handicap in IQ.”

    Driving isn’t just a visual-spatial skill. Good driving involves planning ahead and that means pattern recognition, theory of mind and anticipating what other drivers are likely to do. Blacks don’t possess these skills. Rather, you, as a white driver, when driving through a city like Atlanta or Birmingham, must anticipate that the black drivers around you, a majority, will not and are not capable of driving like a sound-minded white person.

    You must shift your mind into overdrive and anticipate that the majority of drivers around you will not anticipate what is happening around them. You must think both for yourself and them and when you think for them you must dial back your intelligence to match theirs. To imagine doing as a black person does, you must think like a trapper does with respect to the game he is pursuing. Blacks are, essentially, simple-minded, simple-motive animals in relation to masterful white humans.

    Three lanes in one direction, you are in the center lane, they will pass you on the right even though there is a semi twenty feet off your right front bumper. There’s no way a car will get through but they will drive up and won’t put on the brakes until they are right behind the semi. This is typical.

    Blacks will merge onto an interstate without even a glance to the left to check to see if they are in a clear space or not. You can count on this in black cities. You must anticipate their general stupidity and heedless selfishness. They are the grasshopper; you are the ant. They are always screwing around with their phones so don’t ever assume that a black driver is even aware of your car’s presence.

    • Replies: @3g4me
    @ThreeCranes

    @231 ThreeCranes: Excellent explication of the problem, although I would expand it to all non-White (and the lowest 15% of White) drivers. Whatever idiocy or ill-thought out move you can imagine, I see it daily. People merging onto highways going 45 mph while texting. This morning there was a pajeet with headphones on and eating. Driving is now requires all my attention and skill to anticipate and avoid all the world's idiots, brought in to replace me and my children. As I mentioned to my son this morning, they are each the center of their own existence, the entirety of their own story, and he plays not even a bit part in their awareness. So driving in Numerica is increasingly unpleasant and perilous.

    Replies: @ThreeCranes

  228. @Trinity
    @Buffalo Joe

    There is a special place in Hell for scum like that. I always enjoy that scene in the movie, "And Justice For All," where the Al Pacino character who is playing an attorney turns on the guilty judge who he is defending. IF only real life was like that. One of my favorite movies. The guilty judge who openly admits to the Pacino character that he raped and beat a woman, and then Pacino does a spinarooni during the trial and tells all on his client.

    The whole world is definitely "out of order" these days and perhaps it has always been out of order. I wonder IF people really ever change.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    “I’m out of order? You’re out of order! This whole trial is out of order!”

    Here ya’ go:

  229. @The Anti-Gnostic
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Queen Elizabeth, one might say, is the ultimate "fellow white person."

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk

    Queen Elizabeth, one might say, is the ultimate “fellow white person.”

    She is, and she looks exactly like my paternal grandmother. She always has, at every stage of her life.

    That grandmother’s earliest American ancestor sailed across the North Atlantic Ocean from the London area to the New Haven Colony in the 1640s.

  230. @Alden
    @Anonymous

    I knew it was an immigrant. And with all the under employed attorneys pouring out of law school every year when is some ambitious hungry lawyer looking for cases going to sue the Lutherans or Catholics or Jews; that are bringing savage Africans to the northern most states for the personal injuries and wrongful deaths their pet savages cause,
    7 am in the morning. He was probably homeless otherwise he’d still be asleep at that hour. Cultural conflict will be his defense. Victim refused to honor and respect his sexual needs.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    Supposedly her only political interest is the Commonwealth Nations. Have you seen her and the PM in those pictures at the Commonwealth meetings in London? There they are, 2 Whites surrounded by the most bloodthirsty corrupt thieves in the world. Londoners call it the Cannibals and Cleptomaniacs Convention.

    Well, Londoners are as ignorant as you are. Political corruption is a given anywhere. Some countries are worse than others and African countries tend to be the worst of all. The commonwealth heads of state are not notably bloodthirsty, much less ‘the most bloodthirsty corrupt thieves in the world’. All but about a half-dozen or so are constitutional heads of government and the remainder (one in Southeast Asia and five in Tropical Africa) are fairly benign autocrats.

  231. @JimDandy
    Well, they seem to be shooting at each other from car to car more--at least in Chicago--so maybe that has something to do with it.

    Replies: @Gamecock, @Hans, @Hans

  232. @JimDandy
    Well, they seem to be shooting at each other from car to car more--at least in Chicago--so maybe that has something to do with it.

    Replies: @Gamecock, @Hans, @Hans

    You disrespecting Atlanta.

    The answer is Caboose Yoga wif Jessamyn Stanley who is “de-polluting” yoga – https://news.yahoo.com/yoga-teacher-jessamyn-stanley-believes-183415616.html

  233. @Stan Adams
    @William Badwhite

    Speaking of the 305, I used to eat at the Italian place next to the Hookah Inn where three people were shot to death over the weekend. That strip mall is a '70s time capsule with a weird layout and a funky brutalist design:
    https://www.google.com/maps/@25.6708115,-80.3725398,3a,70.9y,69.51h,85.27t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sS5MbIBiZDe99AH3hByYrmg!2e0!7i16384!8i8192



    There's been an Italian restaurant there for as long as I can remember. For decades, it was called College Park Inn. (The whole area is known as College Park - it's across the street from the Kendall campus of Miami-Dade Community College.) About 10 or 15 years ago, the original CPI went out of business and another restaurant in another strip mall bought the rights to the name. Since then the location has gone through numerous ownership and name changes, but it has always remained a pizza place.

    At one point, after the space had been vacant for at least a year, the owners of the mall briefly opened their own place called Magic City Pizza. I never tried it, and I don't think anyone else did, either - it was totally empty every time I drove by. The new owners removed the dark window shades and installed bright lights so you could see the dining room clearly from your car. I swear I never saw a single customer inside.

    Then a place called Romanza, which had established a following at a location next to a motel several miles away, moved in (losing all of its loyal customers, including a friend of mine, in the process) and promptly went out of business.

    The current iteration is called Parmesano. I haven't tried it.

    Other girly books on my shelf include Kitty Kelley's book about Nancy Reagan and Christina Crawford's book about her mother Joan.

    Replies: @William Badwhite

    I used to eat at the Italian place next to the Hookah Inn where three people were shot to death over the weekend

    I read about that shooting but didn’t pay any attention because I figured it was just more Liberty City/Overtown/Opa Locka youthful fun, nobody harmed (except for the dead and wounded). Looking at your Google Maps though I see its Kendall – I know that area fairly well, its not a bad neighborhood at all.

    The mother of these scholars says they were wrongly accused. Of course they shot someone, but it was different people.

    https://www.local10.com/news/local/2021/06/08/mom-says-her-teens-involved-in-turnpike-shooting-but-not-fatal-drive-by/

    • Replies: @Stan Adams
    @William Badwhite

    Kendall is okay. The main problem is traffic



    I used to live in the Hammocks and the commute was a nightmare. At one point I was working a day job in Miami Lakes and a night job in Homestead, so I did the grand tour of Dade County every day.

    Now I live a little bit east of the Turnpike and work from home.

    I try to walk a certain number of miles every week. On weekends I like to leave the car at home and ride the bus to the Dadeland area. (That particular bus route is frequented by old Cuban ladies - not too many blacks.) I eat lunch near the mall, then take the Metrorail downtown and walk along the river and bay.

    I tend to walk along the north side of the river. I can take the Metromover to the Hyatt Regency and walk along the shore near the mouth of the river to Bayfront Park, Bayside, the basketball arena, and Museum Park. When I get tired of walking, I can just hop back on the Metromover and go to the Brickell mall (connected to the transit station) and sit for a while.

    I tend to avoid Miami Beach - too crowded.

  234. Clearly, for your average white cop on routine traffic patrol, stopping a totally Pimped Out Beamer that’s blaring gangsta rap and leaving a cloud of reefer in its wake is a lot more problematical – ie. a threat to one’s career if not one’s life – than scraping a dead pedestrian off the pavement.

  235. @Jack D
    @Thomas

    In addition to the giant subwoofers, having all of your windows tinted really dark can't be good for visibility, especially at night.

    Some of those fatalities must have been joyriding kids. In Philly and other big cities, it's popular nowadays for a group of young teens (often too young to have licenses) to carjack or steal a car and then go for a wild ride since all the movie theaters and other entertainment venues are closed. Sometimes in the course of getting chased by the cops (or even not) they lose control and wrap the car around a pole at high speed. Carjackers are not careful about their seatbelt usage so some die when the car hits the immovable object.

    Replies: @Thomas, @AnotherDad, @Buzz Mohawk

    … having all of your windows tinted really dark can’t be good for visibility, especially at night.

    Actually, it is easier to see out than in with tinted windows, so driver’s visibilility is not as much of an issue as it would seem.

    When I was younger and even stupider, I drove a black Mazda RX-7 with dark tinted windows, fast. My whole car was solid black, and I loved it. On one road trip to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, I remember cruising between 90 and 100 MPH late at night, in the dark, on a desert highway with nobody else on it.

    I was thinking to myself, “gee, it sure is dark.”

    Then I realized I had not taken off my sunglasses since daytime.

    Obviously, vision from inside black windows is not impossible at least.

    PS: When I bought that car, my sister said, “you bought a drug dealer’s car.” The car dealer told me it had belonged to a doctor, but he was probably lying. I don’t know, but it was wired for a telephone, complete with antenna on the roof, and that was circa 1990.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Buzz Mohawk

    In most states, tinting your windows beyond a certain degree is illegal. Are you saying that these laws are misplaced?

    It's not that tinting your windows completely deprives you of the ability to see out but that many accidents take place at the margin - if you had been able to see the pedestrian in dark clothes walk out X seconds earlier you might not have hit him. 60 mph translates to 88 feet per second but the very best stopping distances from 60 to 0 are around 100 feet so one second sooner may mean the difference between being able to stop in time or not.

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk

  236. @Dr. Dre
    @Henry's Cat

    Interstate 75 north of Atlanta, mid-weekday, just watching a somnolent middle-aged Asian (guessing Chinese) woman remain in the middle lane (4-5 lane wide at that point) going 55 mph. People swerving, going right of her, left of her, passing. She never took notice of what she was doing or the situation around her.

    Replies: @Henry's Cat

    Confucius say a lot. What was his opinion on women?

    • Replies: @JMcG
    @Henry's Cat

    Confucius say, “Man with hole in pocket feel cocky all day.”

  237. @Henry's Cat
    In Britain, it's Asians who are the most dangerous drivers. Mainly because Muslims are heavily involved in crash-for-cash insurance scams.

    Replies: @Dr. Dre, @Graham

    True. In my experience (driving since the 80s) British black people are generally okay as drivers; no better or worse than the whites. But Asians seem to be inconsistent and unpredictable at junctions and roundabouts, and likely to change lanes carelessly.

  238. @photondancer
    @Jack D

    I really don't agree that making a rude gesture at someone is a crime worthy of the death penalty. Yeesh.

    Replies: @Joe Stalin, @Jack D, @Colin Wright, @anon

  239. @Johann Theron
    What might also be interesting is the increase of pedestrian deaths from 6205 to 6421 (or something). The black racial component might have increased drastically as opposed to the earlier pointing to "elderly" pedestrians and "walkable" communities. South Africa has a similar problem of course, where they found that blacks crossing the road were effectively unable to judge the speed of oncoming (highway) traffic which may easily range from 70mph to 80mph..

    Replies: @Colin Wright

    ‘ South Africa has a similar problem of course, where they found that blacks crossing the road were effectively unable to judge the speed of oncoming (highway) traffic which may easily range from 70mph to 80mph…’

    Dogs seem to have the same problem. If only dogs could understand cars…

  240. @photondancer
    @Jack D

    I really don't agree that making a rude gesture at someone is a crime worthy of the death penalty. Yeesh.

    Replies: @Joe Stalin, @Jack D, @Colin Wright, @anon

    I didn’t say it was WORTHY of the death penalty and of course Eriz should be punished harshly for his crime, perhaps even for “depraved heart” murder.

    However, calling someone the N-word to their face is not worthy of the death penalty either but people with good sense don’t do it anyway. What SHOULD happen in an ideal world and what actually may happen in real life are two different things and it’s best to live your life with an eye to what the real world consequences of your actions might be. In today’s world, especially the post-Floyd world where (certain) people seem to be carrying and willing to us their guns more often than in the recent past, flipping off random strangers is not a really good idea.

    The news reports largely ignored or minimized the fact that this woman contributed to her son’s demise by her stupid actions. People who do merely stupid things should not be punished so harshly but sometimes they are and so we should all endeavor to do fewer stupid things. In the past, the news media tried to encourage people not to act stupidly in part by criticizing such stupid actions but now we live in this wonderful non-judgmental age where you can do all sorts of stupid things such as spewing out bastards and not only are you not allowed to shame people for such stupidity but if you even mention them YOU are the monster.

    • Replies: @photondancer
    @Jack D

    You call her stupid and say she contributed to her demise. So you're saying she's culpable, which implies that she deserves some punishment. That in turn suggests the shooter had some right to retaliate and next thing you know we're arguing over the degree to which he can do so. My point is that I want to stop that argument at the source. What she did was uncivil but it did not make her culpable and did not justify any action on the other driver's part.

    If someone is uncivil but doesn't actually harm you, ignore them. I know many low lives live by a so-called honour culture whereby any 'diss' deserves retaliation but I prefer the rest of us to unswervingly reject that, in even the smallest degree.

    Replies: @William Badwhite

  241. And here is where iSteve buries the lede, Noo Yawk Times style..

    (Two methodological asides: While we can usually distinguish between perpetrator and victim in homicides, although they don’t differ much racially, guilt is murkier in traffic statistics. Also, like most police reports, the car-crash statistics don’t do a good job of distinguishing between whites and Hispanics, so in my graph I simply lumped the rest of the U.S. population together into “nonblacks.”)…Did the same factors that exacerbated the murder rate during the first and second BLM eras—cops withdrawing and black lowlifes feeling validated—also worsen the carnage on the blacktop? I don’t know. The NHTSA only began breaking out fatalities by race in 2019, so I’d barely looked into these trends before.

    “Whenever I uncover data that suggests that the reigning mental models of the great and the good have blood on their hands…But then, like the number of murders going up 23 percent in the last two years of the Obama Administration when the White House turned anti-cop.”

    Patently obvious false conclusions. But when your narrative driving, the truth gets run over.

    “Could it be that between the declining fear of being pulled over, the explosion in black feelings of exuberance and entitlement, not to mention the stimulus checks, blacks just started driving more recklessly?

    So, in the end, you’re really not certain, although you lead your fanbois and fangirlz to draw for themselves the “right” conclusion. Had you done some NOTICING, you would realize NHTSA’s research suggests that during the lockdowns, driving patterns changed significantly across the board. Why? Drivers who remained on the roads engaged in riskier behavior, like speeding, failing to wear seat belts, and driving under the influence. Traffic data also shows average speeds increased throughout the year, and examples of extreme speeds became more common. These trends were especially prominent in southern states, where whites there especially were more likely to resist COVID 19 restrictions. In fact, total estimated fatalities increased on rural local/collector roads (up 11%). The type of driver still made trips despite the stay-at-home orders while fewer cars on the roads emboldened more risk takers to engage in faster driving, which, in turn, made streets more deadly. Data collected from trauma centers also show an increase in the number of people ejected from vehicles, which skew white. So it was a broad range of people who exemplified a hazard to life and limb on our highways and byways.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Corvinus

    Covid and the lockdowns began much earlier but the sharp increase in black vehicular deaths exactly coincided with the Death of Floyd. I understand why the Left wants to pin the increase in black deaths from homicides and vehicular accidents on Covid or on anything but Floyd just like they want to blame the attacks on elderly Asians on white supremacy when the videos mostly show blacks doing the beating but the facts simply do not bear that out. Is it your assertion that it was ALL down to Covid and that the Death of Floyd had nothing to do with it?

    Replies: @Corvinus

    , @Triteleia Laxa
    @Corvinus

    He compares black and non-black traffic fatalities. Black fatalities went up 55% at one point. Non-black barely rose at all. There may have been a minor general increase, but the huge spike in black traffic accidents is more interesting than that.

    Don't you want to know why your people are dying on the road so much more than normal? Or do you just want to ignore the bodies piling up, while you harangue whitey?

    Don't you care about black bodies at all?

  242. Actually, I’ve made one startling observation about driving globally: driving in Hispanic countries is very inconsistent.

    We rented a car in Chile…fucking maniacs. The only way to deal with it was to get with the program and do 85 mph at all times as well. I still remember the scream of that little engine in our rental. Mexico City was similar, now that I think about it.

    So…okay. Not my cup of tea, but ya do what ya gotta do. A couple of years later my wife and I rent a car in Spain — Galicia, to be precise.

    Very sedate drivers. Yes, you can make that left turn already. Go for it. You know the pattern. I would have found it exasperating, except that it being a foreign country, it let me be real sure about the situation at all times.

    So IQ may be heritable, but evidently not driving behavior.

  243. @photondancer
    @Jack D

    I really don't agree that making a rude gesture at someone is a crime worthy of the death penalty. Yeesh.

    Replies: @Joe Stalin, @Jack D, @Colin Wright, @anon

    ‘I really don’t agree that making a rude gesture at someone is a crime worthy of the death penalty. Yeesh.’

    It depends.

    When I had my moving business I was in my van on the freeway in San Diego. I noticed this little blonde thing in a convertible alongside me in the lane to my right — and I noticed that lane was about to end.

    So I thought about this for a second and decided to slow down so she could move over.

    She zips in front of me — and gives me the finger as she pulls away.

    • Replies: @photondancer
    @Colin Wright

    Well that little cow certainly deserves some retribution. I would be tempted to overtake her and then do the same to her. But still not gun-worthy. In general when people are uncivil but don't actually harm me I prefer to ignore them. Hard to pull off on the road, I know, but it works a treat in personal encounters. People like this really hate being ignored.

    , @Anonymous
    @Colin Wright

    Women are mean to guys doing 'working class' type jobs. I noticed this when I was younger and did a job like this for a while. I was a good looking guy but was suddenly invisible to girls. They would look away/avoid me. I wasn't wearing a weird uniform but dressed normally. It was very strange.

    Replies: @Colin Wright

  244. @syonredux
    Oh dear....

    when mutants are introduced into the MCU, I want Magneto to be African American and his motivation all stems from everything we’ve all had to endure being Black in America

    Tell that story Marvel
     

    I swear to god if the MCU brings in Magneto and they erase his Jewish heritage you all will NEVER hear the end of it from me

    If you thought I was annoying about Spider-Man sh[**] just wait until it's something that actually matters

     

    https://twitter.com/vicious696/status/1402333893563338752


    https://twitter.com/troyoboyo17/status/1402483482291437569

    Replies: @The Alarmist, @El Dato, @Redneck farmer, @Altai, @Joe Magarac, @AnotherDad, @Triteleia Laxa

    Let’s say they introduce these “mutants” in 2025 and they make “Magneto” 35 years old. What would be the racial oppression he might experience as black?

    [MORE]

    Long boring post after this:

    Maybe he decides to kill all of humanity because, despite getting 1100 on the SAT, which is really good for a black person, he only got offers to 4 of the Ivies?

    Black people do suffer plenty in America, but none of it is because of their skin colour.

    A much better black Magneto, than “racial oppression” Magneto, would be a nebbish, anxious type of black character, who gets bullied by all of the black kids at school for “acting white”.

    He gets robbed on the street, because he lives in a black neighbourhood. His father is a stranger to him, while his mother uses him as a replacement and is obnoxious and overbearing.

    He hates it all and he hates being black, it makes him hate himself. This settles in his subconscious, so he can’t fully articulate it and realise it, but, driving him, is a deep need to bring humanity to his level of deep self hatred, so that he no longer feels inferior.

    The problem would be that he would need to be stupid. Like really, really stupid, like Kendi or someone. Even the shlockiest of scriptwriters would keel over in embarrassment when trying to write his dialogue.

    “Racist ideas make people of color think less of themselves, which makes them more vulnerable to racist ideas.”

    It is like he read the joke:

    “I always try to limit my drinks by telling myself that I’ve had enough. The problem is that, after I’ve had a few drinks, I also tell myself “don’t listen to that guy, he’s drunk.”

    But Kendi is too stupid to understand why the joke makes sense. The joke gives agency to the drunk, which means the drunk can spiral.

  245. @Buzz Mohawk
    @Jack D


    ... having all of your windows tinted really dark can’t be good for visibility, especially at night.
     
    Actually, it is easier to see out than in with tinted windows, so driver's visibilility is not as much of an issue as it would seem.

    When I was younger and even stupider, I drove a black Mazda RX-7 with dark tinted windows, fast. My whole car was solid black, and I loved it. On one road trip to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, I remember cruising between 90 and 100 MPH late at night, in the dark, on a desert highway with nobody else on it.

    I was thinking to myself, "gee, it sure is dark."

    Then I realized I had not taken off my sunglasses since daytime.

    Obviously, vision from inside black windows is not impossible at least.

    PS: When I bought that car, my sister said, "you bought a drug dealer's car." The car dealer told me it had belonged to a doctor, but he was probably lying. I don't know, but it was wired for a telephone, complete with antenna on the roof, and that was circa 1990.

    Replies: @Jack D

    In most states, tinting your windows beyond a certain degree is illegal. Are you saying that these laws are misplaced?

    It’s not that tinting your windows completely deprives you of the ability to see out but that many accidents take place at the margin – if you had been able to see the pedestrian in dark clothes walk out X seconds earlier you might not have hit him. 60 mph translates to 88 feet per second but the very best stopping distances from 60 to 0 are around 100 feet so one second sooner may mean the difference between being able to stop in time or not.

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
    @Jack D


    In most states, tinting your windows beyond a certain degree is illegal. Are you saying that these laws are misplaced?
     
    Not at all. I am saying that I was a damn fool when I was a young man.

    Actually, I think a big part of the reason dark-tinted windows are illegal is because cops and other humans can't see who is inside the car or what they are doing. I know that, because I remember people saying they wanted to wave at me, but they weren't sure if that was me in the car. (But how many guys in Boulder, Colorado were driving black-on-black RX-7s then? There is no accounting for stupidity -- in my case or theirs, but I digress...)


    ... 60 mph translates to 88 feet per second but the very best stopping distances from 60 to 0 are around 100 feet...
     
    Yes, and 100 mph in the dark with sunglasses on translates into even more stopping distance. I know.

    We are not in disagreement, but I do think a very big part of the tinted window problem concerns what people outside the car can see. For one thing, they cannot get any indication of the intentions of the driver, if he is showing them in his person at all (which drivers actually do more often than we might think.) For another thing, cops can't tell anything, and that makes their job even harder -- i.e. they are more likely to have trouble deciding whether or not to shoot Duh'Shawn before Duh'Shawn grabs his putative pistol.

    I got pulled over a few times in that car, mostly for speeding. Never got shot. White privilege, I guess.

  246. @Corvinus
    And here is where iSteve buries the lede, Noo Yawk Times style..

    (Two methodological asides: While we can usually distinguish between perpetrator and victim in homicides, although they don’t differ much racially, guilt is murkier in traffic statistics. Also, like most police reports, the car-crash statistics don’t do a good job of distinguishing between whites and Hispanics, so in my graph I simply lumped the rest of the U.S. population together into “nonblacks.”)…Did the same factors that exacerbated the murder rate during the first and second BLM eras—cops withdrawing and black lowlifes feeling validated—also worsen the carnage on the blacktop? I don’t know. The NHTSA only began breaking out fatalities by race in 2019, so I’d barely looked into these trends before.
     
    “Whenever I uncover data that suggests that the reigning mental models of the great and the good have blood on their hands…But then, like the number of murders going up 23 percent in the last two years of the Obama Administration when the White House turned anti-cop.”

    Patently obvious false conclusions. But when your narrative driving, the truth gets run over.
     
    “Could it be that between the declining fear of being pulled over, the explosion in black feelings of exuberance and entitlement, not to mention the stimulus checks, blacks just started driving more recklessly?

    So, in the end, you're really not certain, although you lead your fanbois and fangirlz to draw for themselves the "right" conclusion. Had you done some NOTICING, you would realize NHTSA’s research suggests that during the lockdowns, driving patterns changed significantly across the board. Why? Drivers who remained on the roads engaged in riskier behavior, like speeding, failing to wear seat belts, and driving under the influence. Traffic data also shows average speeds increased throughout the year, and examples of extreme speeds became more common. These trends were especially prominent in southern states, where whites there especially were more likely to resist COVID 19 restrictions. In fact, total estimated fatalities increased on rural local/collector roads (up 11%). The type of driver still made trips despite the stay-at-home orders while fewer cars on the roads emboldened more risk takers to engage in faster driving, which, in turn, made streets more deadly. Data collected from trauma centers also show an increase in the number of people ejected from vehicles, which skew white. So it was a broad range of people who exemplified a hazard to life and limb on our highways and byways.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Triteleia Laxa

    Covid and the lockdowns began much earlier but the sharp increase in black vehicular deaths exactly coincided with the Death of Floyd. I understand why the Left wants to pin the increase in black deaths from homicides and vehicular accidents on Covid or on anything but Floyd just like they want to blame the attacks on elderly Asians on white supremacy when the videos mostly show blacks doing the beating but the facts simply do not bear that out. Is it your assertion that it was ALL down to Covid and that the Death of Floyd had nothing to do with it?

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @Jack D

    “ Is it your assertion that it was ALL down to Covid and that the Death of Floyd had nothing to do with it?”

    Correlation does not equal causation.

  247. @Corvinus
    And here is where iSteve buries the lede, Noo Yawk Times style..

    (Two methodological asides: While we can usually distinguish between perpetrator and victim in homicides, although they don’t differ much racially, guilt is murkier in traffic statistics. Also, like most police reports, the car-crash statistics don’t do a good job of distinguishing between whites and Hispanics, so in my graph I simply lumped the rest of the U.S. population together into “nonblacks.”)…Did the same factors that exacerbated the murder rate during the first and second BLM eras—cops withdrawing and black lowlifes feeling validated—also worsen the carnage on the blacktop? I don’t know. The NHTSA only began breaking out fatalities by race in 2019, so I’d barely looked into these trends before.
     
    “Whenever I uncover data that suggests that the reigning mental models of the great and the good have blood on their hands…But then, like the number of murders going up 23 percent in the last two years of the Obama Administration when the White House turned anti-cop.”

    Patently obvious false conclusions. But when your narrative driving, the truth gets run over.
     
    “Could it be that between the declining fear of being pulled over, the explosion in black feelings of exuberance and entitlement, not to mention the stimulus checks, blacks just started driving more recklessly?

    So, in the end, you're really not certain, although you lead your fanbois and fangirlz to draw for themselves the "right" conclusion. Had you done some NOTICING, you would realize NHTSA’s research suggests that during the lockdowns, driving patterns changed significantly across the board. Why? Drivers who remained on the roads engaged in riskier behavior, like speeding, failing to wear seat belts, and driving under the influence. Traffic data also shows average speeds increased throughout the year, and examples of extreme speeds became more common. These trends were especially prominent in southern states, where whites there especially were more likely to resist COVID 19 restrictions. In fact, total estimated fatalities increased on rural local/collector roads (up 11%). The type of driver still made trips despite the stay-at-home orders while fewer cars on the roads emboldened more risk takers to engage in faster driving, which, in turn, made streets more deadly. Data collected from trauma centers also show an increase in the number of people ejected from vehicles, which skew white. So it was a broad range of people who exemplified a hazard to life and limb on our highways and byways.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Triteleia Laxa

    He compares black and non-black traffic fatalities. Black fatalities went up 55% at one point. Non-black barely rose at all. There may have been a minor general increase, but the huge spike in black traffic accidents is more interesting than that.

    Don’t you want to know why your people are dying on the road so much more than normal? Or do you just want to ignore the bodies piling up, while you harangue whitey?

    Don’t you care about black bodies at all?

  248. @Jack D
    @Buzz Mohawk

    In most states, tinting your windows beyond a certain degree is illegal. Are you saying that these laws are misplaced?

    It's not that tinting your windows completely deprives you of the ability to see out but that many accidents take place at the margin - if you had been able to see the pedestrian in dark clothes walk out X seconds earlier you might not have hit him. 60 mph translates to 88 feet per second but the very best stopping distances from 60 to 0 are around 100 feet so one second sooner may mean the difference between being able to stop in time or not.

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk

    In most states, tinting your windows beyond a certain degree is illegal. Are you saying that these laws are misplaced?

    Not at all. I am saying that I was a damn fool when I was a young man.

    Actually, I think a big part of the reason dark-tinted windows are illegal is because cops and other humans can’t see who is inside the car or what they are doing. I know that, because I remember people saying they wanted to wave at me, but they weren’t sure if that was me in the car. (But how many guys in Boulder, Colorado were driving black-on-black RX-7s then? There is no accounting for stupidity — in my case or theirs, but I digress…)

    … 60 mph translates to 88 feet per second but the very best stopping distances from 60 to 0 are around 100 feet…

    Yes, and 100 mph in the dark with sunglasses on translates into even more stopping distance. I know.

    We are not in disagreement, but I do think a very big part of the tinted window problem concerns what people outside the car can see. For one thing, they cannot get any indication of the intentions of the driver, if he is showing them in his person at all (which drivers actually do more often than we might think.) For another thing, cops can’t tell anything, and that makes their job even harder — i.e. they are more likely to have trouble deciding whether or not to shoot Duh’Shawn before Duh’Shawn grabs his putative pistol.

    I got pulled over a few times in that car, mostly for speeding. Never got shot. White privilege, I guess.

  249. Tyrannarchy Wrecks.

    This is an interesting study. By the way, fatal car accidents should be a measure of ratio of number of drivers, rather than ratio of the population at large, so if blacks drive less than the other races, 16.9% is high. I don’t picture blacks doing long road trips. Too much delayed gratification involved.

    Similar studies should be done for other reckless behavior: electrocutions, ladder falls, cooking accidents involving fire. It’s possible blacks don’t just thing they’re suddenly invulnerable when it comes to interactions with law enforcement and whites, but also with nature herself, like gravity and combustion as per the above examples.

  250. anon[582] • Disclaimer says:
    @photondancer
    @Jack D

    I really don't agree that making a rude gesture at someone is a crime worthy of the death penalty. Yeesh.

    Replies: @Joe Stalin, @Jack D, @Colin Wright, @anon

    I really don’t agree that making a rude gesture at someone is a crime worthy of the death penalty

    Jack D did not write “should” or “ought”, he wrote “was” or “is”. Human nature is what it is.

    Would you consider the act of wearing a red rose, or a white rose, to be a crime worthy of death?

  251. @John Johnson
    @Giant Duck

    I think it was Seattle where they wanted to get rid of red camera lights because they "disproportionately" affected Blacks.

    Funny how liberals view Blacks as non-sentient and only affected by external forces.

    Replies: @Anonymous Jew

    Don’t recall that story, but Seattle did lower speed limits to 25 mph for almost all streets, including neighborhood arterials, which were previously 35 mph. Route 99 – state highway running through the city – went from 55 to 45.

    It used to be that one of the first questions you’d get from the professor (at least mine) in Econ 101 was “can you put a price on a life”. The prof would then answer students protestations with a Socratic “well then, should we lower the speed limit to 10 mph?” It occurred to me that professors can no longer use this question, because Current Year students would probably respond “lowering the speed limit to 10 mph is a great idea!”

    Regarding auto accidents, it’s true that even at menial tasks low-IQ are more accident prone. Does this carry over to driving, and what about Asians? I recall one Asian comedian quipped: “we’re not bad drivers…we’re just overly cautious” (his delivery really made the joke).

  252. @El Dato
    @mmack

    In normal times, those people would be lying in bed after a day of backbreaking work in factories and plantations.

    Replies: @Anonymous Jew

    Imagine what increased labor force participation/reduced welfare and aggressive law enforcement would do for Black crime. Heck, imagine what it would do for every group’s crime rate.

  253. @Jack D
    @Gaspar DeLaFunk


    a male,the shooter,from God knows what ethnicity. Some kind of Central American?
     
    Marcus Anthony Eriz is not a typical Central American name. In many photos, he is heavily bearded in a way that most Central Americans are not (Amerindians don't have much facial hair). It seems like he is just an all American guy with a fondness for guns and cars who worked in an auto body shop. His ancestors must have come from somewhere but it is of little relevance - he is as American as apple pie. If Marcus had just won an Olympic medal for America (shooting?) would you trying to disassociate yourself from him?

    Obviously shooting at cars is not a good idea but Marcus probably didn't intend to kill anyone. The baby mama (there is no mention of a father in any of the news reports) had just given him the finger because Marcus had just cut her off. He decided to put a bullet hole in her car as a lasting reminder not to do that to people and unfortunately it was a unlucky shot and hit the kid in the back seat. Donations are pouring in to the baby mama but her judgment in giving the finger to a stranger was not much better than Marcus's. She is also appears to be of some sort of indeterminate ancestry as are most Californians in 2021. Welcome to idiocracy!

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @Clyde, @jon, @photondancer, @duncsbaby

    C’mon JackD, you’re usually much smarter than this. No, we don’t know all the facts, but giving the finger doesn’t equate to a kill-shot. I’ve given the finger myself once or twice in traffic to strangers, I felt bad after, it’s bad manners, but it doesn’t mean I deserved to be executed. Maybe for other things, not giving the finger though. Please, my Philly nagger, don’t be frontin’ on this bullshit. Mofo kills a child, he should get put down. It makes perfect sense. Btw, Chauvin is innocent.

    • Replies: @anon
    @duncsbaby

    I’ve given the finger myself once or twice in traffic to strangers, I felt bad after, it’s bad manners, but it doesn’t mean I deserved to be executed

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuvEJ-U1UDc

    Replies: @Colin Wright

  254. @Steve Sailer
    @Gaspar DeLaFunk

    The shooter's eyes make Charles Manson's seem warm and twinkly.

    Replies: @tyrone, @AR in Illinois, @duncsbaby

    Yo.

  255. @fish
    @Mike Tre

    Don’t leave out “chock full of folksy wisdom”!

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

    Speaking of folksy wisdom:

  256. @duncsbaby
    @Jack D

    C'mon JackD, you're usually much smarter than this. No, we don't know all the facts, but giving the finger doesn't equate to a kill-shot. I've given the finger myself once or twice in traffic to strangers, I felt bad after, it's bad manners, but it doesn't mean I deserved to be executed. Maybe for other things, not giving the finger though. Please, my Philly nagger, don't be frontin' on this bullshit. Mofo kills a child, he should get put down. It makes perfect sense. Btw, Chauvin is innocent.

    Replies: @anon

    I’ve given the finger myself once or twice in traffic to strangers, I felt bad after, it’s bad manners, but it doesn’t mean I deserved to be executed

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    @anon

    'I’ve given the finger myself once or twice in traffic to strangers, I felt bad after, it’s bad manners, but it doesn’t mean I deserved to be executed'

    Indeed. My personal fantasy when someone unreasonably gives me the finger is to catch them and chop off the offending digit.

    ...not kill them.

  257. @William Badwhite
    @Stan Adams


    I used to eat at the Italian place next to the Hookah Inn where three people were shot to death over the weekend
     
    I read about that shooting but didn't pay any attention because I figured it was just more Liberty City/Overtown/Opa Locka youthful fun, nobody harmed (except for the dead and wounded). Looking at your Google Maps though I see its Kendall - I know that area fairly well, its not a bad neighborhood at all.

    The mother of these scholars says they were wrongly accused. Of course they shot someone, but it was different people.

    https://www.local10.com/news/local/2021/06/08/mom-says-her-teens-involved-in-turnpike-shooting-but-not-fatal-drive-by/

    Replies: @Stan Adams

    Kendall is okay. The main problem is traffic

    [MORE]

    I used to live in the Hammocks and the commute was a nightmare. At one point I was working a day job in Miami Lakes and a night job in Homestead, so I did the grand tour of Dade County every day.

    Now I live a little bit east of the Turnpike and work from home.

    I try to walk a certain number of miles every week. On weekends I like to leave the car at home and ride the bus to the Dadeland area. (That particular bus route is frequented by old Cuban ladies – not too many blacks.) I eat lunch near the mall, then take the Metrorail downtown and walk along the river and bay.

    I tend to walk along the north side of the river. I can take the Metromover to the Hyatt Regency and walk along the shore near the mouth of the river to Bayfront Park, Bayside, the basketball arena, and Museum Park. When I get tired of walking, I can just hop back on the Metromover and go to the Brickell mall (connected to the transit station) and sit for a while.

    I tend to avoid Miami Beach – too crowded.

    • Thanks: William Badwhite
  258. @stillCARealist
    @Thomas

    How many times do you have to be pulled over before you slow down?

    Don't think the speed cameras aren't coming. It won't be long before we all start getting speeding tickets in the mail. They're already doing that for stoplight infractions. of course, it will be brutal for those who drive for a living, since that always entails rushing around.

    Hey, here's a thought: what about all the new delivery drivers that started up in 2020? Did we consider those people as possible causes for increased road death?

    Replies: @Thomas, @Anon, @Jim Don Bob

    Don’t think the speed cameras aren’t coming.

    Speed and red light cameras are all over DC and suburban Maryland. You get $100 tickets in the mail.

    Parking meters are enforced until 10pm around DC restaurants. Traffic and parking violations are the only thing the DC government does even remotely competently.

  259. @ThreeCranes
    @Jack D

    "Driving is one of those visual-spatial type skills that doesn’t seem to be affected (much) by the black handicap in IQ."

    Driving isn't just a visual-spatial skill. Good driving involves planning ahead and that means pattern recognition, theory of mind and anticipating what other drivers are likely to do. Blacks don't possess these skills. Rather, you, as a white driver, when driving through a city like Atlanta or Birmingham, must anticipate that the black drivers around you, a majority, will not and are not capable of driving like a sound-minded white person.

    You must shift your mind into overdrive and anticipate that the majority of drivers around you will not anticipate what is happening around them. You must think both for yourself and them and when you think for them you must dial back your intelligence to match theirs. To imagine doing as a black person does, you must think like a trapper does with respect to the game he is pursuing. Blacks are, essentially, simple-minded, simple-motive animals in relation to masterful white humans.

    Three lanes in one direction, you are in the center lane, they will pass you on the right even though there is a semi twenty feet off your right front bumper. There's no way a car will get through but they will drive up and won't put on the brakes until they are right behind the semi. This is typical.

    Blacks will merge onto an interstate without even a glance to the left to check to see if they are in a clear space or not. You can count on this in black cities. You must anticipate their general stupidity and heedless selfishness. They are the grasshopper; you are the ant. They are always screwing around with their phones so don't ever assume that a black driver is even aware of your car's presence.

    Replies: @3g4me

    @231 ThreeCranes: Excellent explication of the problem, although I would expand it to all non-White (and the lowest 15% of White) drivers. Whatever idiocy or ill-thought out move you can imagine, I see it daily. People merging onto highways going 45 mph while texting. This morning there was a pajeet with headphones on and eating. Driving is now requires all my attention and skill to anticipate and avoid all the world’s idiots, brought in to replace me and my children. As I mentioned to my son this morning, they are each the center of their own existence, the entirety of their own story, and he plays not even a bit part in their awareness. So driving in Numerica is increasingly unpleasant and perilous.

    • Replies: @ThreeCranes
    @3g4me

    In a former life, when I lived in a lily white part of the country, I wasn't aware of these problems. But now that I travel through the major cities of the black belt in the South on a regular basis, I've come up against the reality of racial differences in driving habits and techniques and have had to take preventative measures. Still, these are not enough.

    Every time I drive through Montgomery, Birmingham, Jackson and the like there are near miss incidents caused by black drivers swerving lanes, trying to wedge their car into too small a gap and just generally speeding recklessly.

    For the record, I've never been cited for a moving violation other than speeding 35 in a 25 and I'm nearly 70 years old. I'm a damn good driver because I used to race bicycles both on the road (elbow to elbow and wheel to wheel in the peloton) and on the track (no brakes, remember?). I can sense what people are doing around me by instinct and so can generally avoid things before they get too hairy. But the driving of Southern blacks is so random that there is really no way of predicting what will happen and--who am I trying to kid?--whether one is involved in a collision is really just a crap shoot. There really isn't anything you can do about it and the best solution, as always when dealing with blacks, is simply to, as much as possible, avoid them entirely so they don't have the chance to drag you down into their sh*t.

    Replies: @Anonymous Jew

  260. @3g4me
    @ThreeCranes

    @231 ThreeCranes: Excellent explication of the problem, although I would expand it to all non-White (and the lowest 15% of White) drivers. Whatever idiocy or ill-thought out move you can imagine, I see it daily. People merging onto highways going 45 mph while texting. This morning there was a pajeet with headphones on and eating. Driving is now requires all my attention and skill to anticipate and avoid all the world's idiots, brought in to replace me and my children. As I mentioned to my son this morning, they are each the center of their own existence, the entirety of their own story, and he plays not even a bit part in their awareness. So driving in Numerica is increasingly unpleasant and perilous.

    Replies: @ThreeCranes

    In a former life, when I lived in a lily white part of the country, I wasn’t aware of these problems. But now that I travel through the major cities of the black belt in the South on a regular basis, I’ve come up against the reality of racial differences in driving habits and techniques and have had to take preventative measures. Still, these are not enough.

    Every time I drive through Montgomery, Birmingham, Jackson and the like there are near miss incidents caused by black drivers swerving lanes, trying to wedge their car into too small a gap and just generally speeding recklessly.

    For the record, I’ve never been cited for a moving violation other than speeding 35 in a 25 and I’m nearly 70 years old. I’m a damn good driver because I used to race bicycles both on the road (elbow to elbow and wheel to wheel in the peloton) and on the track (no brakes, remember?). I can sense what people are doing around me by instinct and so can generally avoid things before they get too hairy. But the driving of Southern blacks is so random that there is really no way of predicting what will happen and–who am I trying to kid?–whether one is involved in a collision is really just a crap shoot. There really isn’t anything you can do about it and the best solution, as always when dealing with blacks, is simply to, as much as possible, avoid them entirely so they don’t have the chance to drag you down into their sh*t.

    • Replies: @Anonymous Jew
    @ThreeCranes

    I spent many years communicating by bicycle to a large downtown. When I first started cycling I had a lot of close call until a fellow cyclist told me: “pretend you’re invisible”. That advice literally saved me many times.

    Replies: @ThreeCranes

  261. @Henry's Cat
    @Dr. Dre

    Confucius say a lot. What was his opinion on women?

    Replies: @JMcG

    Confucius say, “Man with hole in pocket feel cocky all day.”

  262. @Anon
    There has been a decline in seatbelt use.


    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/ncdot-officials-seeing-a-significant-decrease-in-seat-belt-use-statewide/ar-AAKySXp

    NCDOT officials seeing a significant decrease in seat belt use statewide

    ...Mark Ezzell, the North Carolina Highway Safety Program Director, said four years ago the seat belt rate in Mecklenburg County was 93%.

    “We tested last year and found it was at 83%," Ezzell said.
     


    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9655937/Deaths-involving-unbelted-people-ejected-cars-rocket-20-year.html

    Why have Americans stopped wearing seatbelts? Deaths involving unbelted people being ejected from cars rocket by 20% in a year even though roads were quieter during COVID lockdowns

    ...[T]here were 11,883 deaths of people not wearing seatbelts in 2020 but just 10,369 in 2019, an increase of 15%. The number of deaths among people wearing seatbelts went down 3%, from 11,844 deaths in 2019 to 11,512 in 2020.

     

    Replies: @Anonymous, @lysias, @Buffalo Joe, @JerseyJeffersonian, @Uncle Dan, @Corn

    Obesity rates are higher than ever. Many people probably find wearing seat belts uncomfortable. Sad

  263. @AnotherDad
    @Desiderius

    We need nationalist/conservatives willing to pick up the $100 bill lying on the sidewalk that is affordable family formation.

    If we'd get any politician willing to raise the issue of "immigration" in the context of wages, housing and the American Dream they'd walk. Middle class people would flock to a candidate who actually showed some interest in preserving middle class life.

    For housing affordability it's easy:
    -- end immigration
    -- end foreign purchases of American real estate; (gradually end the right to foreign ownership)
    -- end AFFH
    -- ideally end section 8 or at least allow communities to ban; ideally voting precinct by precinct--you vote for a Congress critter that votes for section 8, you get it; if you don't, you don't

    -- let developers, develop and build single family
    -- start catching up on infrastructure; (no longer pointless once immigration is closed)
    -- then you can look at financialization of residential real estate--specifically single family--and push for private ownership
    -- allow communities decide to be owner-occupied
    -- further out--end housing "Civil Rights" and let developers build "communities" where residents can decide who their fellow residents are

    For a politician, ideologue keeping banging on the basics--American jobs, at American wages, American homes, affordable by American workers, to have American families.

    Replies: @anon, @Corn

    — end foreign purchases of American real estate; (gradually end the right to foreign ownership)

    Well said on all points. To that particular point I would add:

    – single family homes can only be sold to, or contracted to build by, private citizens (not corporations).

  264. @Buffalo Joe
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Ach, a few years back I was working a food festival in Buffalo. We hired workers to man the 20 some 6 basket fryers that we needed. Hellacious job. I was driving a Cadillac Escalade pick up that belonged to the festival promoter. There was one, very nicely dressed black woman frying. She approached me about the Escalade. "Here, sit inside." She was so happy, turns out she was working PT gigs, Buffalo Teacher, so she could buy an Escalade. The Escalade PU, is the Chevy Avalanche with better make up.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

    I was driving a Cadillac Escalade pick up that belonged to the festival promoter.

    All the ones you see around the Imperial Capital are driven by the brothers, and most of them have the gold package.

  265. @Colin Wright
    @photondancer

    'I really don’t agree that making a rude gesture at someone is a crime worthy of the death penalty. Yeesh.'

    It depends.

    When I had my moving business I was in my van on the freeway in San Diego. I noticed this little blonde thing in a convertible alongside me in the lane to my right -- and I noticed that lane was about to end.

    So I thought about this for a second and decided to slow down so she could move over.

    She zips in front of me -- and gives me the finger as she pulls away.

    Replies: @photondancer, @Anonymous

    Well that little cow certainly deserves some retribution. I would be tempted to overtake her and then do the same to her. But still not gun-worthy. In general when people are uncivil but don’t actually harm me I prefer to ignore them. Hard to pull off on the road, I know, but it works a treat in personal encounters. People like this really hate being ignored.

  266. @Jack D
    @photondancer

    I didn't say it was WORTHY of the death penalty and of course Eriz should be punished harshly for his crime, perhaps even for "depraved heart" murder.

    However, calling someone the N-word to their face is not worthy of the death penalty either but people with good sense don't do it anyway. What SHOULD happen in an ideal world and what actually may happen in real life are two different things and it's best to live your life with an eye to what the real world consequences of your actions might be. In today's world, especially the post-Floyd world where (certain) people seem to be carrying and willing to us their guns more often than in the recent past, flipping off random strangers is not a really good idea.

    The news reports largely ignored or minimized the fact that this woman contributed to her son's demise by her stupid actions. People who do merely stupid things should not be punished so harshly but sometimes they are and so we should all endeavor to do fewer stupid things. In the past, the news media tried to encourage people not to act stupidly in part by criticizing such stupid actions but now we live in this wonderful non-judgmental age where you can do all sorts of stupid things such as spewing out bastards and not only are you not allowed to shame people for such stupidity but if you even mention them YOU are the monster.

    Replies: @photondancer

    You call her stupid and say she contributed to her demise. So you’re saying she’s culpable, which implies that she deserves some punishment. That in turn suggests the shooter had some right to retaliate and next thing you know we’re arguing over the degree to which he can do so. My point is that I want to stop that argument at the source. What she did was uncivil but it did not make her culpable and did not justify any action on the other driver’s part.

    If someone is uncivil but doesn’t actually harm you, ignore them. I know many low lives live by a so-called honour culture whereby any ‘diss’ deserves retaliation but I prefer the rest of us to unswervingly reject that, in even the smallest degree.

    • Replies: @William Badwhite
    @photondancer


    You call her stupid and say she contributed to her demise....implies that she deserves some punishment. That in turn suggests....
     
    Stop being so pedantic. He's saying that doing things that provoke the simple-minded and violent is a bad idea. "Deserve" doesn't enter into it.

    What she did was uncivil but it did not make her culpable and did not justify any action on the other driver’s part.
     

    Yet it happened anyway. Because our "elites" imported tens of millions of low IQ foreigners that do things like kill someone over a gesture. These were added to the vibrantly diverse that do things like kill someone over a gesture who were already here.

    If I remember correctly you're from Australia. Why are you weighing in on what should and shouldn't happen on American roads? Stick to what you know.


    If someone is uncivil but doesn’t actually harm you, ignore them.
     
    Come here on your next vacation and drive around delivering this message to various POC's. You're just preaching to the choir here.
  267. @dearieme
    The reason that many Blacks die on the roads is that white supremacy decreed that Americans should drive on the wrong side of the road. 'Sobvious.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    The reason that many Blacks die on the roads is that white supremacy decreed that Americans should drive on the wrong side of the road. ‘Sobvious.

    Tsk-tsk, tuk-tuk. Thailand has the deadliest toads in the world.

    Why are Thailand’s roads among the deadliest in the world?

    Deadly example: Thai drunk drivers to be sent to work in morgue

    East Africa is nothing to brag about, either.

  268. @anon
    @duncsbaby

    I’ve given the finger myself once or twice in traffic to strangers, I felt bad after, it’s bad manners, but it doesn’t mean I deserved to be executed

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuvEJ-U1UDc

    Replies: @Colin Wright

    ‘I’ve given the finger myself once or twice in traffic to strangers, I felt bad after, it’s bad manners, but it doesn’t mean I deserved to be executed’

    Indeed. My personal fantasy when someone unreasonably gives me the finger is to catch them and chop off the offending digit.

    …not kill them.

  269. @photondancer
    @Jack D

    You call her stupid and say she contributed to her demise. So you're saying she's culpable, which implies that she deserves some punishment. That in turn suggests the shooter had some right to retaliate and next thing you know we're arguing over the degree to which he can do so. My point is that I want to stop that argument at the source. What she did was uncivil but it did not make her culpable and did not justify any action on the other driver's part.

    If someone is uncivil but doesn't actually harm you, ignore them. I know many low lives live by a so-called honour culture whereby any 'diss' deserves retaliation but I prefer the rest of us to unswervingly reject that, in even the smallest degree.

    Replies: @William Badwhite

    You call her stupid and say she contributed to her demise….implies that she deserves some punishment. That in turn suggests….

    Stop being so pedantic. He’s saying that doing things that provoke the simple-minded and violent is a bad idea. “Deserve” doesn’t enter into it.

    What she did was uncivil but it did not make her culpable and did not justify any action on the other driver’s part.

    Yet it happened anyway. Because our “elites” imported tens of millions of low IQ foreigners that do things like kill someone over a gesture. These were added to the vibrantly diverse that do things like kill someone over a gesture who were already here.

    If I remember correctly you’re from Australia. Why are you weighing in on what should and shouldn’t happen on American roads? Stick to what you know.

    If someone is uncivil but doesn’t actually harm you, ignore them.

    Come here on your next vacation and drive around delivering this message to various POC’s. You’re just preaching to the choir here.

  270. Anonymous[408] • Disclaimer says:
    @Buzz Mohawk
    OT:

    Oxford student who led ‘woke’ move to remove Queen’s portrait is American


    The Oxford University student who led a vote to remove Queen Elizabeth II’s portrait — sparking outrage in the top tiers of UK government — is a wealthy American private school boy who is a Captain America fan, it emerged Wednesday.

    Stanford grad Matthew Katzman, 25...
     

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/NINTCHDBPICT000658107091.jpg

    Katzman is the son of commercial lawyer Scott Katzman, 65, who lives in a DC mansion worth more than $5.5 million, according to the Mail.

    He previously attended the $48,000-a-year Sidwell Friends School, a historic Quaker private college — where the Mail says he “likely” counted former President Barack Obama’s 22-year-old daughter Malia as a contemporary.
     

    Replies: @Desiderius, @JohnnyWalker123, @anon, @J.Ross, @AceDeuce, @El Dato, @The Anti-Gnostic, @Anonymous

    Wasn’t there a similar incident in North Korea a few years ago?

  271. Anonymous[408] • Disclaimer says:
    @TheJester
    Below is a quote from one of the commenters on Fox News associated with the killing of a 10-year old black boy in Queens. The commentator has insight .... and he is presumed to be black.

    "Growing up I lived through true systemic racism. Trust me when I tell you, it is real. The problem is, it is not coming from white people. American black culture was born out of rebellion and resistance towards an unfair system at that time. Yet, it has failed to change with the changes in society. It's not a culture that can mix with other cultures because it is, by design, rebellious and resistant. Everything from language to appearance is almost the direct opposite of "white culture" for lack of a better term. Asking white people to accept or adapt to the American black culture is not practical or even possible because it is in direct conflict and geared to rebel against white people. This really isn't hard to understand. In American black culture, white people are the enemy from the start. That has to change before anything else can. Naturally, a culture that is inherently rebellious is not sustainable, even for its own people. Once the rest of society distances itself from the culture, the same rebellious qualities will turn inward toward each other because that is all you know."
     
    The author has a point: "Afro-American culture is contraposed to white European culture ... it makes pains to be the polar opposite of white European culture." Perhaps this explains why blacks enjoy breaking "whitey's" laws as a way of life (including burning down their own neighborhoods). But at some point, as the author notes, their wreckless behaviors become a way of life that they turn on themselves.

    Put another way, blacks tend to want nothing to do with white society except to destroy it (with a little looting on the side). THIS MEANS BLACKS DO NOT WANT TO ASSIMILATE INTO WHITE SOCIETY ... become part of it. They have opened the seacocks on a sinking ship and appear willing to do down with the ship. "Affirmative Action" was, therefore, dead on arrival.

    That's why blacks and their white leftist apologists get such a kick out of BLM, Critical Race Theory, and DIE. The joke, at this stage, is on us, White People! There is no resolution, accommodation, reparation, or reconciliation that can meet black (or BIPOC) expectations.

    But, if the above is true, using blacks (and BIPOCs) to destroy our current civilization fits perfectly into the socialist/communist agenda to destroy Western Civilization so they can "built back better" from the smoldering ruins.

    The joke, at this stage, will be on the blacks and BIPOCs. Wreckless, impulsive, anti-social behaviors as a way of life will have no place in the regimented, authoritanian, oligarchical, socialist paradise of the future.

    Replies: @Calvin Hobbes, @Anonymous

    Everything from language to appearance is almost the direct opposite of “white culture” for lack of a better term. Asking white people to accept or adapt to the American black culture is not practical or even possible because it is in direct conflict and geared to rebel against white people.

    Sounds like teens rebelling against their parents.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Anonymous

    Yes. Why else do they enter grocery and big box stores through the exits?

  272. Anonymous[408] • Disclaimer says:
    @Colin Wright
    @photondancer

    'I really don’t agree that making a rude gesture at someone is a crime worthy of the death penalty. Yeesh.'

    It depends.

    When I had my moving business I was in my van on the freeway in San Diego. I noticed this little blonde thing in a convertible alongside me in the lane to my right -- and I noticed that lane was about to end.

    So I thought about this for a second and decided to slow down so she could move over.

    She zips in front of me -- and gives me the finger as she pulls away.

    Replies: @photondancer, @Anonymous

    Women are mean to guys doing ‘working class’ type jobs. I noticed this when I was younger and did a job like this for a while. I was a good looking guy but was suddenly invisible to girls. They would look away/avoid me. I wasn’t wearing a weird uniform but dressed normally. It was very strange.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    @Anonymous

    'Women are mean to guys doing ‘working class’ type jobs. I noticed this when I was younger and did a job like this for a while. I was a good looking guy but was suddenly invisible to girls. They would look away/avoid me. I wasn’t wearing a weird uniform but dressed normally. It was very strange.'

    Could be. There's a lot that goes on that is never overtly discussed -- or even consciously admitted.

  273. @Fisk Ellington Rutledge IV
    I've always noticed Black driving patterns because they have always been so different from those of Whites. And they have changed over the past few decades. Whites still drive more or less the same.
    When I was a kid during the waning days of the segregated South, Blacks drove excruciatingly slow.
    This was in the early-60s (and in decades before according to my Dad and Granddad). You did NOT want to get stuck behind a Black driver.
    My guess it was a passive-aggressive ploy to not get a traffic citation ("I wadn't doin' nuthin' suh"), or equally, a way to irritate and obstruct Whites. Judging by the extreme, obsessive importance that Blacks seem to place on irritating, frightening or otherwise messing with Whites, it was probably the latter.
    Mexicans are also "low and slow" drivers. It seems that this is to demonstrate that they have an aristocratic distain for the White emphasis on time-and-motion efficiency. Many of them even ruin and hobble their automobiles (low riders) just to show their commitment to this utter stupidity.
    Asians just drive as if they are horribly, horribly confused; everything is happening way too fast.

    Starting in the 1980s, I began to notice Blacks driving very, very fast in the absolute worst traffic conditions. The most egregious example: Where I worked we parked in a huge, multi-level parking garage and you had to be extremely careful because of the large number of Blacks going close to highway speeds in a crowded, narrow parking garage. They finally had to put speed bumps everywhere.
    I've driven coast-to-coast more than a dozen times over the past 20 years, and I've driven through cities at many different times of the day and week.
    Driving through majority Black cities on the perimeter highways is as precarious as a war zone; especially late at night. Huge numbers of Blacks will go flying by at well over 100 mph. They will be doing this even if the freeway is actually crowded. It shows typical stupidity and lack of judgement.
    And during times when they know that the police are under pressure to NOT arrest Blacks, they will take that as a signal to openly commit more traffic crime just as they step up the numbers of their other types of crimes. The fact that this is self-destructive doesn't enter into their heads.
    The fact is that Blacks (and other nonWhites) have to be vigorously controlled by law enforcement using draconian methods. That is the only way that they will even come somewhat close to levels of acceptable, civilized behavior. (((Our hostile ruling elites))) are unleashing Blacks ("defund the police") as a way of humiliating and terrorizing Whites. That always results in more injury and death to Blacks because of their own behavior. They'll just blame that on Whites somehow.

    Replies: @Ralph L, @Corvinus

    “My guess it was a passive-aggressive ploy to not get a traffic citation (“I wadn’t doin’ nuthin’ suh”), or equally, a way to irritate and obstruct Whites. Judging by the extreme, obsessive importance that Blacks seem to place on irritating, frightening or otherwise messing with Whites, it was probably the latter.“

    Actually, southern blacks drove slower during Jim Crow to avoid tickets and jail, as well as a beating. Deep down you know that, but don’t want to admit it.

    • Replies: @AceDeuce
    @Corvinus


    Actually, southern blacks drove slower during Jim Crow to avoid tickets and jail, as well as a beating. Deep down you know that, but don’t want to admit it.
     
    LOLOLOL.

    Doesn't EVERYONE drive the speed limit to avoid tickets? Do you have proof of your other assertions?

    I guess that's why Emmett Till was so shy and polite.....

    Replies: @Corvinus

  274. @Jack D
    @Corvinus

    Covid and the lockdowns began much earlier but the sharp increase in black vehicular deaths exactly coincided with the Death of Floyd. I understand why the Left wants to pin the increase in black deaths from homicides and vehicular accidents on Covid or on anything but Floyd just like they want to blame the attacks on elderly Asians on white supremacy when the videos mostly show blacks doing the beating but the facts simply do not bear that out. Is it your assertion that it was ALL down to Covid and that the Death of Floyd had nothing to do with it?

    Replies: @Corvinus

    “ Is it your assertion that it was ALL down to Covid and that the Death of Floyd had nothing to do with it?”

    Correlation does not equal causation.

  275. @Anonymous
    @TheJester


    Everything from language to appearance is almost the direct opposite of “white culture” for lack of a better term. Asking white people to accept or adapt to the American black culture is not practical or even possible because it is in direct conflict and geared to rebel against white people.
     
    Sounds like teens rebelling against their parents.

    Replies: @J.Ross

    Yes. Why else do they enter grocery and big box stores through the exits?

  276. @ThreeCranes
    @3g4me

    In a former life, when I lived in a lily white part of the country, I wasn't aware of these problems. But now that I travel through the major cities of the black belt in the South on a regular basis, I've come up against the reality of racial differences in driving habits and techniques and have had to take preventative measures. Still, these are not enough.

    Every time I drive through Montgomery, Birmingham, Jackson and the like there are near miss incidents caused by black drivers swerving lanes, trying to wedge their car into too small a gap and just generally speeding recklessly.

    For the record, I've never been cited for a moving violation other than speeding 35 in a 25 and I'm nearly 70 years old. I'm a damn good driver because I used to race bicycles both on the road (elbow to elbow and wheel to wheel in the peloton) and on the track (no brakes, remember?). I can sense what people are doing around me by instinct and so can generally avoid things before they get too hairy. But the driving of Southern blacks is so random that there is really no way of predicting what will happen and--who am I trying to kid?--whether one is involved in a collision is really just a crap shoot. There really isn't anything you can do about it and the best solution, as always when dealing with blacks, is simply to, as much as possible, avoid them entirely so they don't have the chance to drag you down into their sh*t.

    Replies: @Anonymous Jew

    I spent many years communicating by bicycle to a large downtown. When I first started cycling I had a lot of close call until a fellow cyclist told me: “pretend you’re invisible”. That advice literally saved me many times.

    • Replies: @ThreeCranes
    @Anonymous Jew

    Excellent advice. It really puts you in defensive riding mode. I too, while commuting in a big city, had a car pull out across my path and recall my braking so hard that my rear wheel came off the ground. I didn't have time to shift my weight off the rear of the saddle and just barely avoided going over the bars. I decided right then and there that I should act as though cars never saw me.

    As you probably know, it really helps to make eye contact with drivers when crossing intersections etc. Also, hand gestures work. A bike rider can communicate with drivers if he tries. Wave them on, let them know when to stop cause you're taking your turn and so on. Eye contact is critical.

    Still, I read of four experienced older riders who were all killed when an old lady plowed through the line of em from behind. One was a rider of vast experience. Very sobering. This seems to be happening more frequently. Whether from i phones or because there are more cyclists on the road, I don't know.

    Speaking for myself, I just don't ride as much on roads as I used to. The craziest thing I did was to ride around Lake Superior back in the 1970's. Back then the "King's Highway" was a two-lane road with one foot shoulders and a 55mph speed limit. It was the week of the Calgary Stampede and the road was loaded with big RVs with their extended rear view mirrors. We only survived because drivers would talk about us on their CB radios, warning other drivers of the idiots riding their bikes on the highway.

  277. @Corvinus
    @Fisk Ellington Rutledge IV

    “My guess it was a passive-aggressive ploy to not get a traffic citation (“I wadn’t doin’ nuthin’ suh”), or equally, a way to irritate and obstruct Whites. Judging by the extreme, obsessive importance that Blacks seem to place on irritating, frightening or otherwise messing with Whites, it was probably the latter.“

    Actually, southern blacks drove slower during Jim Crow to avoid tickets and jail, as well as a beating. Deep down you know that, but don’t want to admit it.

    Replies: @AceDeuce

    Actually, southern blacks drove slower during Jim Crow to avoid tickets and jail, as well as a beating. Deep down you know that, but don’t want to admit it.

    LOLOLOL.

    Doesn’t EVERYONE drive the speed limit to avoid tickets? Do you have proof of your other assertions?

    I guess that’s why Emmett Till was so shy and polite…..

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @AceDeuce

    “Doesn’t EVERYONE drive the speed limit to avoid tickets? Do you have proof of your other assertions?”

    You’re really not that historically literate. Educate yourself.

    https://www.technologystories.org/driving-jim-crow/

    Yet, simultaneously, automobility enabled African Americans to experience and enjoy twentieth century modernity despite the unrelenting violence of Jim Crow. Perhaps Himes was not aware of The Negro Motorist Green Book that began publication in 1936. Black publisher Victor H. Green (1892-1960) provided state-by-state listings of hotels and tourist homes, restaurants and diners, bars, cleaners, barber and beauty shops, gas stations and garages, and other amenities that were available to African Americans. The formerly obscure Green Book, published until 1966, represented a civil counter-narrative to the ubiquity of blackface representations of African Americans as justification for their exclusion and has been celebrated in popular culture in the twenty-first century.


    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.motortrend.com/news/driving-while-black-history/amp/

    In 1947, when the coach and six members of the Clark College track team were seriously injured in an automobile accident, an ambulance transported them 14 miles to a hospital in Manchester, Tennessee. Refused admission on the pretext that the hospital was at capacity, the ambulance conveyed the two most seriously injured students 30 miles farther to the University of the South Hospital in Sewanee, Tennessee, which offered first aid but then sent them on their way. Finally, Donelson, a private African American hospital in Nashville, 50 miles from the site of the accident, provided the necessary treatment

    http://www.autolife.umd.umich.edu/Race/R_Casestudy/R_Casestudy2.htm

    Traveling on back roads brought other dangers for the black motorist. The phenomenon of being stopped for "driving while black" did not begin with New Jersey in the 1990s. Throughout the twentieth century, black drivers regularly complained that they were harassed by police officers. It was commonplace advice that black motorists should drive below the posted speed limit--but not too slow as to attract attention--because police officers would regularly stop blacks for traveling even one mile an hour faster than what was posted. Some black drivers took road trips at night, when it was harder for police to identify them by skin color as they drove down dark country roads. Interracial travel was especially dangerous, especially in the South. Blacks who drove with whites in the same car put themselves at risk of arrest or violence. Only when it was clear that the black driver was a chauffeur could blacks and whites share the same car without arousing suspicion. When black and white civil rights activists took the risk of driving together through the south, whites usually sat in the back with a single black driver in the front to fool the police.

  278. @Anonymous
    @Colin Wright

    Women are mean to guys doing 'working class' type jobs. I noticed this when I was younger and did a job like this for a while. I was a good looking guy but was suddenly invisible to girls. They would look away/avoid me. I wasn't wearing a weird uniform but dressed normally. It was very strange.

    Replies: @Colin Wright

    ‘Women are mean to guys doing ‘working class’ type jobs. I noticed this when I was younger and did a job like this for a while. I was a good looking guy but was suddenly invisible to girls. They would look away/avoid me. I wasn’t wearing a weird uniform but dressed normally. It was very strange.’

    Could be. There’s a lot that goes on that is never overtly discussed — or even consciously admitted.

  279. @AceDeuce
    @Corvinus


    Actually, southern blacks drove slower during Jim Crow to avoid tickets and jail, as well as a beating. Deep down you know that, but don’t want to admit it.
     
    LOLOLOL.

    Doesn't EVERYONE drive the speed limit to avoid tickets? Do you have proof of your other assertions?

    I guess that's why Emmett Till was so shy and polite.....

    Replies: @Corvinus

    “Doesn’t EVERYONE drive the speed limit to avoid tickets? Do you have proof of your other assertions?”

    You’re really not that historically literate. Educate yourself.

    https://www.technologystories.org/driving-jim-crow/

    Yet, simultaneously, automobility enabled African Americans to experience and enjoy twentieth century modernity despite the unrelenting violence of Jim Crow. Perhaps Himes was not aware of The Negro Motorist Green Book that began publication in 1936. Black publisher Victor H. Green (1892-1960) provided state-by-state listings of hotels and tourist homes, restaurants and diners, bars, cleaners, barber and beauty shops, gas stations and garages, and other amenities that were available to African Americans. The formerly obscure Green Book, published until 1966, represented a civil counter-narrative to the ubiquity of blackface representations of African Americans as justification for their exclusion and has been celebrated in popular culture in the twenty-first century.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.motortrend.com/news/driving-while-black-history/amp/

    In 1947, when the coach and six members of the Clark College track team were seriously injured in an automobile accident, an ambulance transported them 14 miles to a hospital in Manchester, Tennessee. Refused admission on the pretext that the hospital was at capacity, the ambulance conveyed the two most seriously injured students 30 miles farther to the University of the South Hospital in Sewanee, Tennessee, which offered first aid but then sent them on their way. Finally, Donelson, a private African American hospital in Nashville, 50 miles from the site of the accident, provided the necessary treatment

    http://www.autolife.umd.umich.edu/Race/R_Casestudy/R_Casestudy2.htm

    Traveling on back roads brought other dangers for the black motorist. The phenomenon of being stopped for “driving while black” did not begin with New Jersey in the 1990s. Throughout the twentieth century, black drivers regularly complained that they were harassed by police officers. It was commonplace advice that black motorists should drive below the posted speed limit–but not too slow as to attract attention–because police officers would regularly stop blacks for traveling even one mile an hour faster than what was posted. Some black drivers took road trips at night, when it was harder for police to identify them by skin color as they drove down dark country roads. Interracial travel was especially dangerous, especially in the South. Blacks who drove with whites in the same car put themselves at risk of arrest or violence. Only when it was clear that the black driver was a chauffeur could blacks and whites share the same car without arousing suspicion. When black and white civil rights activists took the risk of driving together through the south, whites usually sat in the back with a single black driver in the front to fool the police.

  280. @Anonymous Jew
    @ThreeCranes

    I spent many years communicating by bicycle to a large downtown. When I first started cycling I had a lot of close call until a fellow cyclist told me: “pretend you’re invisible”. That advice literally saved me many times.

    Replies: @ThreeCranes

    Excellent advice. It really puts you in defensive riding mode. I too, while commuting in a big city, had a car pull out across my path and recall my braking so hard that my rear wheel came off the ground. I didn’t have time to shift my weight off the rear of the saddle and just barely avoided going over the bars. I decided right then and there that I should act as though cars never saw me.

    As you probably know, it really helps to make eye contact with drivers when crossing intersections etc. Also, hand gestures work. A bike rider can communicate with drivers if he tries. Wave them on, let them know when to stop cause you’re taking your turn and so on. Eye contact is critical.

    Still, I read of four experienced older riders who were all killed when an old lady plowed through the line of em from behind. One was a rider of vast experience. Very sobering. This seems to be happening more frequently. Whether from i phones or because there are more cyclists on the road, I don’t know.

    Speaking for myself, I just don’t ride as much on roads as I used to. The craziest thing I did was to ride around Lake Superior back in the 1970’s. Back then the “King’s Highway” was a two-lane road with one foot shoulders and a 55mph speed limit. It was the week of the Calgary Stampede and the road was loaded with big RVs with their extended rear view mirrors. We only survived because drivers would talk about us on their CB radios, warning other drivers of the idiots riding their bikes on the highway.

  281. @Calvin Hobbes
    @TheJester


    Wreckless, impulsive, anti-social behaviors as a way of life will have no place in the regimented, authoritanian, oligarchical, socialist paradise of the future.
     
    The word you want here is reckless. The wreckening in Steve’s title refers to a surge in car wrecks, not an absence of car wrecks.

    Good comment, though.

    Replies: @TheJester

    My God! That I could take back that “w”. You are correct in exposing my errant spelling. Only in English … “wreckless” versus “reckless” and my spellchecker didn’t catch it the first time.

  282. @Bubba
    @al gore rhythms

    Unfortunately they did get to those parks using the Long Island Expressway and side roads. My friends and I would ride our bikes to one particular nice park with a beautiful, giant swimming pool every morning after we finished our paper routes during the summer. We practically had the whole place to ourselves until 11 AM when the pool always turned into a crazy Negro zone filled with busloads of the "Fresh Air Fund"-to-prison pipeline kids from massive housing projects about 2 hours away.

    We always rode away to go crabbing or fishing to escape the horde of insanity - my earliest and personal example of white flight.

    Replies: @al gore rhythms

    I don’t know if you’re going to read this comment now, but thank you. For me, living in another country, it makes the events of the book seem much more real to hear someone speak of their actually having visited the parks as part of their childhood.

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