Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Because if you don't read more than the headline you won't know how they're lying to you

Reuters Health) – – More than one in four U.S. children are exposed to weapon violence before their eighteenth birthday, either as victims or witnesses, a large study suggests. About one in 33 kids are directly assaulted during incidents involving guns or knives, researchers report in the journal Pediatrics.
Much of the violence involved objects such as sticks, rocks, bottles, but about 3 percent of children reported exposure to guns and knives.
That means that according to their study, 97% of kids are not exposed to gun and knife violence.  If that number is bad, I want you to think about this: They had to bundle both guns and knives to come up with the three percent. That should make you wonder how low the gun numbers were to begin with that they needed a little help from your friendly statistician.

McConnell, you're full of shit.

Well, Judge, if you started throwing people in cells for perjury, you'd probably get a LOT of this cleared up.

And while the NYeffingTimes is yelling about Rubio having a boat, wonder if they'll ask John Effing Kerry about this?
Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry is docking his family's new $7 million yacht in neighboring Rhode Island, allowing him to avoid paying roughly $500,000 in taxes to the cash-strapped Bay State.

If the "Isabel" were kept at the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee's summer vacation home on Nantucket, or in Boston Harbor near his city residence, he would be liable for $437,500 in one-time sales tax. He would also have to pay $70,000 in annual excise taxes.
Last I heard, the bastard was saying "Of course I'll pay any taxes due!"  Neatly sidestepping that by playing these games he's dodged said taxes.


AndyN said...

Apparently you could fit 3 of Rubio's "luxury speedboats" in Hillary's swimming pool...

Jerry The Geek said...

Um ... is that 3% actually 3% of 100%? Or is it 3% of one-in-33 (who were exposed to childhood violence)? Because that would make the knife-and-gun club a lot closer to >1%, wouldn't it? .03 x .03 = .009, AKA not-many.

Jerry The Geek said...

PS: As for Kerry's Boat, that's a 10-year-old story. As I recall there was a lot of controversy when the story came out, and 'some concessions were made, some explanations offered' etc.

Hell, Kerry probably gave the yacht away to his houseboy since then, 'cause he was too cheap to buy the kid a fifth of tequila for Christmas.

Okay, I made that part up out of mean-spirited middle-class disdain.