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May 22, 2018

The Morning Rant: J.V. Edition

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Senator Feinstein has an inflated sense of her own intelligence and importance, and most of all her ability to sway public opinion. When she spouts "facts" that upon close examination disprove her point, it exposes the conceit that our politicians are in any way intellectually impressive. On the contrary, most of them are mendacious, grasping, gutter-dwelling scum.

One would assume that with so many guns we would have an astronomical murder rate, and that is what the senile old fool from California wants you to believe. But it isn't actually true! I know...shocking.
Map: Here are countries with the world's highest murder rates

...most of the top countries with the highest homicide rates are in Africa and Latin America. The homicide rates, defined as the number of deaths by homicide per 100,000 people, of the top 20 countries are showed in the chart below. The US was ranked 107 out of 218 countries, according to data from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

Mexico's murder rate is four times that of ours (and does anyone trust their numbers?), and Mexico has incredibly strict gun control laws. To be fair to Mexico, they use other weapons too. Which brings up an interesting question: is gun murder worse than knife murder or machete murder or club murder or fists-and-feet murder?

As for that "epidemic" she is spouting about? Really? Because gun violence has been decreasing for a generation in this country. And the number of school shootings is also suspect. They tend to count two gang-bangers killing each other on a school playground at 3:00am as a school shooting. So what did the harpy get right? Well, the United States does have about 4% of the world's population!


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As far as I can tell, Germany is racing with Venezuela to become the biggest shithole on the planet.
Germany will now train asylum seekers to become truck drivers
I want to meet the bureaucrat who first suggested this in a meeting. Was there no one around the table who looked up and said, "You can't possibly be this fvcking stupid!"
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This is a week or so old, but it's both amusing and illustrative of the Left's fear of guns, and the unintended consequences of the push-back against their overreach. The comments are a hoot.



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Putin claimed a new nuclear-powered missile had unlimited range -- but it flew only 22 miles in its most successful test yet
The U.S. assessed that the longest test flight lasted just more than two minutes, with the missile flying 22 miles before losing control and crashing. The shortest test lasted four seconds and flew for five miles.

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