Police with lots of military gear kill civilians more often than less-militarized officers
Via: Nerm_L • News Viners • 5 Comments • 3 Likes • 2 days ago
“Giving police military gear doesn't reduce crime or keep officers safer - but it does hurt citizens' trust of the police, and for good reason.”
Well, duh. Train the police like Rambo, arm the police like Rambo, and the police are going to act like Rambo. Here's a bit of speculation to ponder. Militarized police seem most prominent in Democratic controlled cities. Police departments aren't taking military hardware because of need;...
Air conditioning may be factor in COVID-19 spread in the South
Via: Nerm_L • News Viners • 9 Comments • 2 Likes • 3 days ago
“Harvard researchers, drawing on insights from tuberculosis research, say air conditioners may be a factor in COVID-19's spread down South, and...”
If the coronavirus is airborne then social distancing becomes less effective, particularly indoors. Recirculated air through air conditioning may spread the virus further. Airborne spread of the virus increases the importance of using face coverings indoors to control spread of the virus....
The progressive climate plan is heavy on symbols and burdens
Via: Nerm_L • News Viners • 2 Comments • 2 Likes • 6 days ago
“There is scant evidence that the plan's domestic net zero emissions goal by 2050 is economically feasible, let alone a pathway to greater...”
Same reheated tripe, different day. Democrats have no more intention of addressing climate change than do Republicans. Republicans and Democrats are arguing over money. They are not arguing about the climate or the environment. We know what is causing climate change: consumption of energy....
The world is putting America in quarantine
Via: Nerm_L • News Viners • 7 Comments • 3 Likes • 2 weeks ago
“Around the world, it is beginning to sink in how profoundly rotten the United States is.”
Good deal. How can we make this permanent? The pandemic did not originate in the United States. The pandemic was imposed upon the United States. Not surprisingly meddling Europe, meddling China, and every meddling world organization wants to impose their ideas how to respond upon the United...
NASCAR vows to continue investigation into noose at Talladega after FBI closes its case
Via: Nerm_L • News Viners • 9 Comments • 4 Likes • 2 weeks ago
“The noose was found in the garage stall of Bubba Wallace and the No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports team at Talladega on Sunday night.”
NASCAR vows to milk this bit of publicity for all the free advertising they can get. We don't even know if there was a noose and the click-bait media isn't going to tell us.
After weekend bloodshed, Brown says 'violent felons' driving shootings, CPD needs 'a little bit of help'
Via: Nerm_L • News Viners • 6 Comments • 1 Like • 2 weeks ago
“"You don't want to make the news starting the next wild fire here," said one veteran CPD officer who spoke on condition of anonymity.”
The protesters have gotten what they wanted. Mission accomplished. The inevitable question that will be asked is why don't the police DO SOMETHING? Damned if the they do and damned if they don't. So, when are we going to have a national discussion about crime?
What a Negative COVID-19 Test Really Means
Via: Nerm_L • News Viners • 2 Comments • 3 Likes • 2 weeks ago
“We know very little about how reliable tests are for people who don't feel sick.”
The problem with current testing isn't availability or capacity. The test, itself, only provides useful information when an infection has been detected. And the characteristics of both the infection and the type of test doesn't necessarily detect all infections.
No, The Universe Is Not Purely Mathematical In Nature
Via: Nerm_L • News Viners • 6 Comments • 5 Likes • 3 weeks ago
“Mathematics is the most useful tool we have for understanding the Universe. But it doesn't answer to anything on its own.”
Mathematics is a language used to describe what has been observed in nature. Since observations of nature have contributed to the development of mathematics, the language of mathematics can be useful for predicting yet unobserved characteristics of nature. But without observations the...
Liberals: Which 'science' are we supposed to believe?
Via: Nerm_L • News Viners • 238 Comments • 9 Likes • 2 weeks ago
“When liberals admonish people to "believe the science," what they are usually saying is "shut up and do as you're told."”
Science is not a servant of the public. Science serves whoever owns and controls the science.
Joe Biden slams Trump for 'spiking the ball' despite high unemployment
Via: Nerm_L • News Viners • 8 Comments • 2 Likes • one month ago
“Former Vice President Joe Biden said President Trump was out of touch with millions who remain unemployed amid the coronavirus pandemic.”
President Joe voicing grievances, resentment, and an alternate version of history. Right on cue. Kick the can, President Joe. Kick the can.