Friday, January 18, 2013

Is the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Pro-Lynching?

The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence doesn't like white Democrats who go off the pro-gun control reservation. They dislike them so much, in fact, that they carefully edit their campaign ads. Here's an original ad from Congressman John Barrow (GA-12):

Here's what the so-called Coalition to Stop Gun Violence did with Congressman Barrow's ad:

Shame on the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. Who would have objected to a Congressman's pride that his grandfather used a gun to stop a lynching? Only the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence.

I guess the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence is pro-lynching. I guess the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence is against people protecting their families.

So, is the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence pro-lynching and anti-family? Looks like it to me.

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Do Neighborhood's Sex Offenders Lower Property Values?

Oh...wait, the actual headline is "Guns at Home: Do Neighborhoods' Firearms Permits Lower Property Values?"
According to Realtors across the country, the knowledge that a neighborhood is populated heavily with gun permit holders may cause househunters to think twice about buying in that area.

New York-based Realtor Jason Saft predicts the hesitation will come predominantly from house hunters with families....

"It might not matter as much if you're single, or a couple, or you don't have kids. But if you have three children, for example, you probably wouldn't want to buy a house in a neighborhood where there are a number of registered gun owners," Saft told AOL Real Estate. "It just puts thoughts you don't want to think in your head."...

"One or two gun owners in a small area, I could let go," Molina told AOL Real Estate. "But 14 gun owners in one small area? Personally, even I would have to think twice about living there. I would worry about my safety."

According to Denver-based Realtor Dave Ness, this could potentially translate into a decline in real estate values in such neighborhoods. The value of homes for sale in areas with a high proportion of gun permit holders, Ness said, might plummet if the neighborhood were stigmatized as a "gun-concentrated" area.
What about those of us who prefer neighborhoods with high concentrations of gun ownership? If the realtors are so worried, they should lobby for ending gun registration and the requirement for permits in the first place.

Maybe all these realtors cater to the criminal element, in which case I can understand their concern. Really now, if you were a serial killer looking for a new house, wouldn't you prefer one in a victim disarmament zone?

More here.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

China & Human Genetic Manipulation for Intelligence

It will be an interesting project if it works:
The BGI Cognitive Genomics Project is currently doing whole-genome sequencing of 1,000 very-high-IQ people around the world, hunting for sets of sets of IQ-predicting alleles...Potentially, the results would allow all Chinese couples to maximize the intelligence of their offspring by selecting among their own fertilized eggs for the one or two that include the highest likelihood of the highest intelligence. Given the Mendelian genetic lottery, the kids produced by any one couple typically differ by 5 to 15 IQ points. So this method of "preimplantation embryo selection" might allow IQ within every Chinese family to increase by 5 to 15 IQ points per generation. After a couple of generations, it would be game over for Western global competitiveness.

NRA President David Keene on PBS News Hour

NRA President David Keene, an unpaid volunteer, gave PBS an interview last night.

Watch NRA President Rejects White House Gun Control Approach on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour.

Or view it here.

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NRA = Nazis, But Easier to Defeat

How's that New Civility working?

Bob Schieffer on CBS:
Let's remember: there was considerable opposition when Lyndon Johnson went to the Congress and...presented some of the most comprehensive civil rights legislation in the history of this country...Surely, finding Osama bin Laden; surely, passing civil rights legislation, as Lyndon Johnson was able to do; and before that, surely, defeating the Nazis, was a much more formidable task than taking on the gun lobby.
So is Wayne LaPierre more like Osama bin Laden, Adolf Hitler, or Democratic Party National Committeeman Bull Connor?

And how does subverting the Constitution extend civil rights?

More here.

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