Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Two New Right Ones

Just a note to announce the addition of two blogs to my Right Ones blog roll.  The Watchman's Bagpipes is Glenn's blog, and Timothy J. Hammons posts at Neil's and other places as "Pastor Timothy".  I've been meaning to add them for some time, and I apologize to them both for my procrastination.  Both are worthy additions indeed.  Check 'em out.

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

But Hey! What Do We Know?

According to a new Pentagon report, sexual assaults within the military have gone up.  This AP report, posted on ABCnews.go.com, gives some numbers:

"The report says that of the 1.4 million active duty personnel, 6.1 percent of active duty women — or 12,100 — say they experienced unwanted sexual contact in 2012, a sharp increase over the 8,600 who said that in 2010. For men, the number increased from 10,700 to 13,900. A majority of the offenders were military members or Defense Department civilians or contractors, the report said."

Gosh.  Who could possibly have predicted something like this ever happening?  I mean, these are professional soldiers who only think about doing their jobs.  They could easily maintain discipline whilst working closely with members of the opposite sex, right?  Who could possibly have foreseen this?

I don't know.  Maybe rational and reasonable people who deal in the real world without regard to nonsensical political correctness and the fools who champion it.  It was totally obvious to them that such a consequence was more than mere potential.  It was bound to happen.

And what of those men who experienced unwanted sexual contact?  Who was applying the pressure?  I wonder.  (No I don't)  I'm sure it was all women officers abusing their authority.  (No I'm not)  No way could lesbian officers have done so to subordinate women, or homosexual men toward men.

Yeah.  Let's just mix all these people together, men, women, homosexuals, lesbians.  What could go wrong?

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Two reports released this week show gun homicides in the U.S. are down since the 1990s.  One is a study released Tuesday by the government's Bureau of Justice Statistics.  It showed gun-related homicides dropped from 18,253 in 1993 to 11.101 in2011.  A reduction of 39%.

Another report by the Pew Research Center found a similar decline.  It found that the number of homicides per 100,000 people fell from 7 in '93 to 3.6 in 2010.  A 49% decline.

Even non-fatal crimes involving guns shrank by about 70% over that period.  But the Pew group polled people in March and found that 56% thought that the number of gun crimes is higher than 20 years ago and only 12% thought the opposite.

Just think about all those blood-thirsty gun owners out there.  Aren't they trying hard enough?  One would think with the increase in gun purchases recently that we'd see an increase in such numbers.

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Both of the above stories seem to indicate that the leftists don't know what the hell they're talking about.  If they did, we'd not see increases in sexual assaults in the military.  If they did, we'd not see a decrease in gun crimes while gun ownership increases.  These realities will be ignored by them.