When Wealth Inequality Arose - The Crux
"We’ve heard how great times used to be, and I don’t mean in 1950s America.
For eons, our hunter-gatherer ancestors shared their spoils with one another, didn’t own much and had very little social hierarchy. Sure, it wasn’t all kumbaya and high-fives. But the fact that individuals had so few personal possessions took the bitter dish of economic inequality off the table.
Protesters flood Barcelona streets after Spain's PM says he wants to dissolve Catalonia's government
Rajoy drops a turd in the punchbowl, and one half million people show up to give him the finger. The National Police is what we like to call an appetizer for a half million people. Does Rajoy have any idea what he is doing? Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha!
Portraits depict African American families in the early 1900s
"A fascinating new collection of family portraits from the early 1900s depicts the lives of African Americans in the U.S. less than 40 years after President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation.
The great sociopaths of Hollywood are being felled like Redwoods, by men and woman with small axes and strong wills
APA agent fired after claims of sexual assault and harassment
No one laments the felling of the sociopath.
Father of two, 36, found guilty of of hiring hitman to kill girlfriend
"Prosecutors said 36-year-old Derek Paul Smyer hired a hit-man to kill his then pregnant girlfriend Crystal Taylor, 27, because she refused to have an abortion, according to NBC4 News.
Civil war fears as 450,000 protest after Spain moves to impose rule over Catalonia
"As the region's president was threatened with arrest he declared it the "worst attack on Catalonia" since military dictator Francisco Franco in a passionate speech to the crowds.
Suspect arrested after 8 hurt in Munich knife rampage
Here in the USA we mostly have problems with the feral drug gangs in the inner city. About 70% of our violent crime and murder is directly due to drugs gangbangers killing each other for money, turf, vengeance, or reputation/street cred. Just as legalizing prohibited alcohol caused organized crime violence to fall, so would legalizing drugs cause violent crime, and homicide to drop. If the US were to do this, it is clear we would have violent crime and murder rates lower than most countries. It would create other problems, but as we've seen with the legalization of alcohol those are addressable through medical and social intervention.
In Germany and other nations which have eliminated much gun ownership, the knife and the vehicle are becoming the weapon of choice. The more organized attackers use machine guns, hand grenades and military bombs and weapons. I expect this only to increase. How soon before a mass shooting occurs immediately after the mortar shelling of an outside entertainment venue? Islamists waiting near the exits could use machine gun fire to great effect since the following hoard fleeing the mortar blasts would be unable to hear the machine gun fire ahead.
Yeah, that'll never happen ... until it does.
"A knife-wielding man randomly attacked passersby in central Munich on Saturday (Oct 21), lightly injuring eight people, police said as they excluded terrorism as a motive after detaining the suspected perpetrator.
The 33-year-old suspect already has a police record for theft and violence and appears to suffer from “psychiatric problems”, Munich police chief Hubertus Andrae told a news conference."
Do we reinstitutionalize all of the potentially insane or not? How do we deal with this problem? Concealed carry has been a valuable mechanism to reduce crime or stop crime like this from continuing. Or the Germans could hire and dispatch more police. The problem is police are always found to be more criminally inclined than the concealed carry license holders. So, more police means more crime, whereas more concealed carry means less crime. But concealed carry means the progressives and socialist are thwarted in their attempts to disarm the populace. Bummer!
Trump says he’ll allow release of Kennedy assassination files
Uncle!!! I am Kennedy-ed out. With Hollywood in an idea-coma, this could spawn any number of Kennedy fantasies. Ugh. I might be interested in someone accurately comparing John F. Kennedy's actual policies with the current political parties platforms to determine whether he would now be a Democrat or Republican.
Yeah, I already know the answer to that one, and why no one in Hollywood has done such a documentary.
We don’t need a trade deal with the EU – WTO rules will suit us just fine
The first part of the video is fine. It is true that absent other action, the UK will trade essentially under WTO rule or other preexisting trade agreements. The video then goes astray. The UK does not need a trade deal with any other country to maximize the value of trade. All it needs to do is allow any person, wherever situated to export any legal thing to the UK without facing tariffs or taxes for import. That's it; nothing more needs to be done.
The great exodus: why so many people are moving out of cities (and where they're going)
The city is an attractor for a significant number of the young Millennials but once married, and the desire for a family starts to pull, they realize they would be better off away from the city. Then the suburbs draw those whose jobs do not allow full freedom, but for those whose jobs do, it is the exurbs or beyond, which entice.