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Comment Re: SWATing needs serious consequences (Score 1) 204

Hmm, OK, I guess I see what you were saying now, not that the other guy was wrong, he is 100% right, I crunched the numbers and a white person is statistically like 11X more likely to be shot by a black person (1/93,000) than a black person is to be shot by a white person (1/1,000,000). So you were wrong and he was not lying.

Lets re-visit the numbers that you listed above. 189 black people murdered by whites out of 37.7M is 1 in 199471. 409 white people murdered by blacks out of 197.7M is 1 in 483374. So, by the statistics that YOU provided, a black person is 2.4 times more likely to be murdered by a white person than a white person is to be murdered by a black person. I was not wrong, and he was lying.

Further, your assertion that "a larger percentage of the total black male population will be shot by a white man than the percentage of the white male population that will be shot by a black man" is meaningless for the purposes of this discussion

No, it is not. This discussion is about the words I was replying to: "By the way, a white man is several times more likely to be shot by a black man, than the other way around".

Comment Re: SWATing needs serious consequences (Score 1) 204

Playing with percentages can get easily confused and obfuscate the underlying issue. They are handy for comparison, but can be easily misconstrued or used to conflate facts (see my reply to AC above). The best place to go for the raw facts is here: https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-t...

From 2013:

Out of 197.7M whites, 189 murdered a black person, 2509 murdered a white person

Out of 37.7M blacks, 409 murdered a white person, 2245 murdered a black person

All well and good, and I believe I qualified what I said with a disclaimer that agrees with the point you are making. It does not make me any less correct when I point out that the person I was replying to is a liar.

Comment Re: SWATing needs serious consequences (Score 1) 204

By the way, a white man is several times more likely to be shot by a black man, than the other way around

That is demonstrably false, there are lots of statistics available on the interwebs. If you were to say that, for any given shooting incident, it was more likely to be a black man shooting a white man than vice versa, you would be correct, but that does not change the fact that a larger percentage of the total black male population will be shot by a white man than the percentage of the white male population that will be shot by a black man.

Comment Re:Why not go the whole nine yards? (Score 1) 162

And think of the possibilities: mammoth steaks in every restaurant! My mouth waters at the thought....

Note, for the humour-impaired, that the above was a joke. Now if we were to re-engineer the Dodo (tastes like chicken!), then we'd be cooking....

You jest, but according to this, mammoth was indeed the meat of choice for our neolithic ancestors.

Comment Re:Pelosi is MORE guilty (Score 1) 893

Regan was never president. White House Chief of Staff and Secretary of the Treasury before that, but never president. Unless I'm in an alternate universe, Ronald REAGAN is who you were referring to. Proofread!

FWIW, my grammar sucks, I'm working on it. But I try to re-read things I type before hitting "Submit" so that one day, maybe people will go back to thinking spelling and grammar are important again. I would love to say it's all Republicans...or all Democrats...but it's both, whether in a hurry or just ignorant. I don't know. The drop in people caring, however, is unpresidented.

"Make America Grate Again!"

Unfortunately, your care in criticizing the spelling mistakes of others is precedented.

Comment Re:I wish... (Score 1) 174

Apple might have better luck after the Populist Revolution sweeps Europe this year.

It won't in Ireland. We have a centrist (or leftwing if you're American) minority government propped up by their biggest opponents, another centrist party. Irish people (notwithstanding recent terrorist history) are generally not fond of any form of extremism.

Comment Re:A theory I'd love to see tested. (Score 3, Informative) 364

Have you ever seen the sun? It is far enough away to essentially be considered a point light source. There is no significant difference in the amount of insolation between the hemispheres, except for the fact that the earth is closer during the southern hemisphere's summer, causing the summers there to be sunnier and the winters darker than in the northern hemisphere. Overall, southern hemisphere insolation is higher.

Comment Re:My Heart and my head (Score 1) 492

My heart says... go get that bastard who did this.

My head says... that's a violation of privacy expectations. No one expects their details to be released to other users of the system. In this case it was perhaps justified, but if they open the door there will be other requests for private information, some less just.

Just because it is on the internet does not automatically convey the right to privacy. I'm all in favour of anonymous services to protect freedom of speech, etc. but I expect the right to privacy walking down a public street. If someone assaults me on that street, I don't care about his right to privacy, I want him arrested.

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