Remember back... you were a kid... the local leisure spots resembled downtown Beirut? --
Yeah, me neither.
P.S. -- It ain't just the Big Apple.
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My biggest fan, nonny... under yet another alias, has decided to ramp up the pseudo-adulation under another two personalities. I'll give you a whiff of the latest lunacy...
"No need to bring the military for a northern-Mexico style bloodbath."Yeah... you caught me mid-pogrom, you genius. But please... feel free to share all your (cough, cough) theories about those "genocidal Mexicans."
But, c'mon... it's not really the Mexican military that's been getting all that ink this past week... is it?
Nonny also thoughtfully provides some documentation in the form of links to Wikipedia... which really... is simply too lame for words. Yet another shining example of the behavior of the compassionate, intellectual left.
LAST WORD: Let's look a little closer
The lunatic left always likes to trot out the "crime is down" trope. Of course, that overlooks the now infamous observation about "lies, damn lies and statistics".
It's true crime rates - crimes per 100,000 people reported to police, thus accounting for population growth - started falling slowly in the early 1990s.
However, crime rates have never returned to the far lower levels of the early 1960s. Today's crime rate is 131% higher than in 1962, the first year of comparable record-keeping.
Violent crime is up 316%.