Adjusted to take into account the racial breakdown of the U.S. population, he said black men are 3.5 times more likely to be killed by police than white men. But also adjusted to take into account the racial breakdown in violent crime, the data actually show that police are less likely to kill black suspects than white ones.
“If one adjusts for the racial disparity in the homicide rate or the rate at which police are feloniously killed, whites are actually more likely to be killed by police than blacks,” said Mr. Moskos, a former Baltimore cop and author of the book “Cop in the Hood.”
“Adjusted for the homicide rate, whites are 1.7 times more likely than blacks die at the hands of police,” he said. “Adjusted for the racial disparity at which police are feloniously killed, whites are 1.3 times more likely than blacks to die at the hands of police.”
Mr. Moskos listed two possible reasons for the racial disparity. The first is that police assigned to largely black neighborhoods face “more political fallout when they shoot, and thus receive better training and are less inclined to shoot.”
The second is that police assigned to black communities with high crime rates are more accustomed to dangerous situations and thus are more likely to be able to resolve them without resort to lethal force.
Obviously those hysterical believers in any causal link between Vaccination and diverse neurological disorders will never ever accept anything as mundane as simple empirical data, but still maybe this might reach the more rational persons
Autism Occurrence by MMR Vaccine Status Among US Children With Older Siblings With and Without Autism
Conclusions and Relevance
In this large sample of privately insured children with older siblings, receipt of the MMR vaccine was not associated with increased risk of ASD, regardless of whether older siblings had ASD. These findings indicate no harmful association between MMR vaccine receipt and ASD even among children already at higher risk for ASD.
Not only constitute the solar panels themselves a hazard for causing fires, even if any fire breaks out in your solar house firefighters won’t be able to go full ahead to put it out…
Research commissioned by the DCLG and carried out by BRE on fire safety and solar electric/photovoltaic systems, identifies the major obstacle facing firefighters: “In contrast to the power used by conventional mains electrical equipment, the power that PV systems generate is DC (direct current) and parts of the system cannot be switched off. DC installations have a continuous current, making them more hazardous (volt for volt) than normal AC (alternating current) electrical installations.”
The issue is that a household’s AC supply can easily be shut off by firefighters, however, the DC current supplied by the solar panels will also be generating as long as the sun is out.
How a firefighter approaches a house fire in a property with solar installed
According to Kent Fire and Rescue Services
Conduct a risk assessment to identify if any solar thermal (ST) of photovoltaic panels (PV) were or likely to be affected by fire
Identify the system fitted (we would treat as PV if not clear)
Isolate the main consumer unit
Identify the location of inverter and isolation switches and isolate
Inform personnel about the existence of the system in place and highlight the hazards present (electrical and risk of collapse)
Any fires within the inverters would be extinguished with a dry powder extinguishing agent
Additional control measures would be applied when appropriate:
Ladder contact with PV systems would be avoided
A safety officer would monitor for signs of collapse
A cordon would be established below panel arrays
Avoid application of firefighting water directly on to the PV array
Electrical rated gloves would be used for any contact with components of PV arrays and wiring
Consider covering the PV panels to reduce the generation of DC power
Seek specialist advice where necessary
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Again the migratory overflow from a poor overpopulated place, as happened so often in the past, whilst once it came from the east now it comes from the south. The victim industry fares well by it, with each boat load of strong young men sinking (after having thrown excess baggage such as women, children and kafirs overboard) the victim industry gleefully jumps on their corpses.
As beforehand the African tribes dealt with overpopulation by selling their excess into slavery, they now settled on the more direct way of mutual extermination.
For a while Africa was a thriving continent, providing food for large parts of the world, that quickly ended when the colonists were ‘thrown’ out. Having ejected all knowhow, cultural tradition of hard work and planning ahead inevitably the continent fell back to it’s usual modus operandi. The law of the jungle.
The strongest soon realized that there was a guilt ridden (why is unclear but hey why waste a good opportunity) western world eagerly falling for their narrative of poor fugitives having to be accepted as a debt to old times the creation of fugitives was a matter of time.
Excepting the ones having the money to pay for good stories and comfortable transport, the rest were easy marks for their ‘fellowman’ dumping all the poor and resource draining peoples in the Mediterranean. Mixing in a lot of their mentally/physically ill, criminals and extremists to wreak havoc in that so despised world. The world that everyday by it’s pure existence proved how it could be done and how they are incapable to.
The same reason why Israel has to be erased.. Who needs proof that you fail as a people, as an ethnicity right next to you in your backyard proves under dire circumstances the desert can bloom?
Luckily the emotional vultures who like to see themselves as saviors of the masses are well funded, and use their disgusting appeal to the moral high-ground are here to ensure those masses come… the 1000’s of drowned are just a cynical means to further their cause to be displayed on their websites.
Yuck, and we call ourselves the superior species…
The importance of the buffer zone expansion is becoming clear in light of the armed forces’ announcement on March 29 of the discovery of a secret tunnel connecting Gaza to Sinai and stretching along 2.8 kilometers (1.7 miles) into Egyptian territory. This tunnel is the longest tunnel yet to be discovered by the armed forces.
Nasser Khaled, an infrastructure expert and soil mechanical engineer, told Al-Monitor that digging such a tunnel requires modern equipment and a large number of workers to dig either in rocks or loose land. He said the process takes four to five months, while the average cost of the required equipment is no less than about 10 million Egyptian pounds ($1.3 million).
Khaled said that most of the manufacturers of such equipment do not authorize sales except to states and major engineering and construction companies. He added that the primitive or manual drilling of such tunnels may take years.
Amr Radwan, an infrastructure expert and soil mechanical engineer told Al-Monitor that it is difficult to determine how long it takes to dig such a tunnel unless the nature of the used equipment is identified and the number of workers as well as the specifications of the rocks and soil are known. He said those operations are risky because of loose rocks where drilling could lead to the quick collapse of a tunnel.
The information about the costly equipment, the fact that they are only sold to specific parties and the importance of identifying the nature of the rocks before drilling are factors that indicate that construction companies or experts may be secretly supporting the drilling operations.
Major construction companies in the Gaza Strip have faced difficulties after the Egyptian authorities tightened their control over the tunnels, after the ousting of Mohammed Morsi in July 2013 and the intensification of the terror attacks in Sinai, through which a large proportion of building materials would enter the country. This led in January 2014 to the closing of about 280-300 companies and factories amid a blockade imposed by Israeli forces on the entry of construction materials into the Gaza Strip.
Bulldozers hard at work in new upsurge; terror group also manufacturing short-range rockets, which proved murderously effective last summer
Hamas has begun using heavy machinery and engineering tools to accelerate the excavation of attack tunnels leading from the Gaza Strip under the Israeli border, sources in the Palestinian enclave told the Times of Israel Wednesday.
The equipment, the sources said, includes small bulldozers with the ability to maneuver in tight spaces. From the Israeli side of the border, larger tractors are clearly visible above the ground as the machines prepare the tunnel entries.
The Gaza-based terrorist organization has been using whatever cement it can get its hands on for the construction of the tunnels, and fortifying the walls of its underground structures with wood as well.
Israeli security officials confirmed the reports from Gaza, adding that Hamas was making great efforts to dig the tunnels at high speed.
The officials also said the terror organization was attempting to produce as many short-range rockets as possible, after noting that these projectiles were less likely to be downed by the Iron Dome defense system and could therefore cause substantial damage on the Israeli side.
A report in the Telegraph earlier this month said Iran was transferring tens of millions of dollars to Hamas to rebuild its underground infrastructure and replenish its rocket arsenal. Israeli security sources in March said that Hamas has invested considerable effort in digging a new tunnel network within the coastal enclave, as well as several tunnels meant for eventual cross-border attacks. But according to those sources, the terror organization was being careful to avoid crossing into Israeli soil, in order to avoid an eruption of hostilities.
Meanwhile, the physical and economic situation of Gaza’s residents hasn’t changed much. Heavy rains earlier this week left several main streets in the Strip flooded. Temporary housing units for refugees who fled their homes after this past summer’s war between Israel and Hamas were flooded as well. The Rafah border crossing from the Gaza Strip into Egypt remains shut, and the ongoing wage crisis involving Hamas and the Palestinian Authority has not been resolved. The general reconstruction of Gaza continues to be delayed, and the rebuilding of 17,000 houses to replace the those destroyed during Operation Protective Edge has not yet started either.