So all your statistics being said, how do they measure on a graph? Because them being up in 2015 belies the fact that they were low in 2014 and are simply at the levels of 2013. You can say numbers are up but you have to look at them in a scale over time. So it doesn't sound as glamorously scary to say that despite crime being up in 2015 it's still lower than the average was in 2005.
You can say your numbers which are facts but you have to look at things in context, so when you hear government officials running for office or having radio talk shows (extreme right wing) go around saying "Rape Capital" it's not because of the numbers, it's because of an agenda. That agenda is to associate the rape to the immigrants, there's no denying that.
Keeping people ignorant, scared and hateful is a great business.
I'm taking a break from this discussion racechick time to focus on winter testing. I'm glad that we can keep things civil and I know we probably share similar goals, but I genuinely believe that there is a right and a wrong way to go about this and the US at this point should be a shining example of how to go about it the wrong way.
FYI, out current president is looking to spend what's being estimated at 26 billion to build the wall, and last week I couldn't get from Pennsylvania to NJ on my usual route because the bridge connecting the NJ Turnpike to the PA Turnpike is closed due to them having found large cracks in the structure due to it's age and state of disrepair.
When you are torn between choices, always pick the one that will make the best story. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Taking a break sounds like a good idea. I feel I'm getting into a position that isn't really my stance. Starting to feel like the bitch girl from hell.
I realise the right have an agenda and will exaggerate situations and twist facts. . But also the left have an agenda , they put their head in the sand and deny reality. Well only time will tell. The world is at a strange point in its history I think.
What this election has taught me racechick is that in politics there is no left and there is no right there is only money and self preservation. The people have been abandoned long ago for the benefits of corporate interests that rule both wings.
Tim Pool, award winning journalist has gone to Sweden to try to find out what's actually happenning and what's just fake news. This is a video from him. He talks to a Swedish guy about policies and perceptions, reasons and history. It's an interesting listen.
This is Tim's latest video looking at how statistics can be skewed, by either side, to suit an agenda. Pretty much what we were saying earlier. I think this guy puts together a video each day. I've only seen these two so far,
This is good, and it's a statistical and science based POV to the details. The problem is that people manipulate, we know that. Manipulation tends to be for a purpose. But I feel you can't draw an equivalency simply because one side and the other both do it.
The purpose of manipulating data by the right is to insight hatred, to create fear, uncertainty and doubt. A fearful populous is easy to manipulate. On the left, the data tends to be used rebut the lunacy... I know I'm coming at if from my perspective. And there statistics used by left wing loonies to justify crazy things like not vaccinating your kids because they'll get autism.
So they're both manipulation of scared people and we can draw an equivalency from that..
However, what you won't see from a reputable news source is shit like this.
Bill O'Reilly is a right win twat and when you *KNOWINGLY* do shit like this, it makes you stand apart, not just manipulation but inciting violence. It's not a coincidence that we've gotten a huge spike in the US of vandalism, attacks and bomb scares in mosques synagogues and Jewish cemeteries as well at LGBT attacks. So what the "rape capital of the world" does is to try and draw an equivalency saying hate crimes are up, but look they rape women in Sweden so there.
Booking a guest on a show and selling him to your audience as something he's clearly not is not just data manipulation, it's something that IMO should be seen as criminal.
So they took a hate monger with an agenda, gave him an even more Swedish sounding name than his real name, and despite this guy having not lived in Sweden for years and years, Spending time in London and Japan, and get this, having a police record in the states for a violent attack, is on Fox News being the authority on Swedish crime.
During an appearance on “The O’Reilly Factor” last Thursday, Bildt argued that Muslim immigrants in Sweden had driven up crime and created social problems. Almost immediately, questions arose about his credentials, with Swedish officials and national security experts pointing out that Bildt did not work with the Swedish government and was not known in the country’s professional circles.
Difficult to trust mainstream media. They all have an agenda and will skew or omit facts to suit it. This is Tim's latest video, you might find it interesting because he addresses this very issue. He interviews a Swedish mainstream journalist.
I'll post a couple more of his vids later. There's some good ones and he tries to put both sides of the discussion, which I really like.
Not sure how widely the stuff going on between Turkey and Netherlands is being reported?
Erdogen is trying to push reforms through Turkish parliament to give himself dictator powers and a clear road to turn Turkey into an Islamic state. Concerned that he might not win the vote he has been drumming up support with Turkish Muslims in other countries in Europe. The Netherlands took exception tosuch rallies and had Erdigans guys expelled. Islamists then kicked off in protest and the result was riots in the Netherlands. The Netherlands have elections in a week or so and Geert Wilders is leading the polls. He has studied Islam and written books about it. He is strongly anti Islam and will only gain by these recent events.
Have you heard latest terrorist attack? Westminster London. 4 dead I think, one was a policeman. French children on a school trip caught up with it. Perpetrator was trying to get into parliament. MP tried to save life of policeman , gave mouth to mouth but he later died. One person went into the Thames but they got her/ him out.
No one's talking about Wß 's President sending rockets to Syria??
You know what's funny...today's the monthly review of the nonfarm payroll numbers and it was real bad. And just earlier today they launched those missiles. So no one's talking about the Trump train being officially derailed now. Stockmarket fever is over!
Don't even know who's responsible for that gas attack, unless US have intelligence. Could be either side. Middle East is one massive horrible mess.
A girl from the Westminster Bridge attack died today. She was a Rumanian girl here for a few days and her boyfriend was going to propose to her that day. He had the ring in his pocket. She was the first hit and went into the Thames . She was rescued but suffered horrific injuries. I so wanted her to pull through. She died