sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Aimless Observations

Murder Rates

Yes, there's a lot in the news about how London's Murder Rate has exceeded New York City's. I don't know whether or not London is proud of the distinction or not. It's illegal to carry knives in the UK (unless you have diplomatic immunity - then you can carry whatever you want to). 

I'm surprised that the "knife bin" program where progressive Brits encourage turning in their illegal knives hasn't worked better. The sad truth is that local thugs break open the knife bins and steal what few knives that fools turned in.

Beware of Vegan Women

This woman (a vegan Muslim) shot up YouTube headquarters and wounded 3 before turning her firearm on herself. Fox News reported that she went to a gun range right before going on her rampage. 

My sense is that the suicide had more to do with her shame (after practicing) of failing to do more damage with her weapon. 

Will YouTube (progressive child of Google) now post armed guards on the premises? It remains to be seen.

Stats

Numbers, figures, charts and graphs are of limited value. However, I'm going to throw some numbers out anyway. The Coconino National Forest (where the White Wolf Mine is located) is 1.856-million acres. The last census showed that the population of the zip code, which is where the mine is located is 522 people in 94 households. 

Some of that is Indian land on the northeast fringe of the National Forest, which is more heavily populated, and where almost all of the crime takes place. If that's racist, so be it. Crime spikes in the first week of the month after the welfare allotments are handed out on the rez. Since it's 50 miles from the mine, we don't see much of that cyclical alcohol/narco related rape, robbery and auto theft which is endemic on the reservation.

What's my point? Excluding the fifty or so Indians who live on the curtilage of the zip code, there's almost no people and no crime. What non-Indian crime is seen has more to do with pilgrims who come up to the area in the summer and recreate, hunt and fish --- and then head back to their fetid cities.

A burglar was shot in the general area (about 20 miles from the mine) as a matter of self-defense when he broke into a home he thought to be unoccupied about two months ago. You hear of that from time to time.