Monday, 16 April 2018

By the Numbers

I sat for an hour today looking at FBI statistics from 2012 on homicides.  It's an interesting data sheet.

2012:

- 12,888 folks were dead from homicides that year.  Pistols were used in 6,404 episodes.

- 298 were rifle episodes.  No one splits this up, from assault-rifle to 22-rifle.  You would think that they'd want get this data.

- Shotguns were used to kill 310 folks.

- Knives?  They were used to kill 1,604 folks.

- Blunt objects (bats and hammers)?  522 folks.

- 707 folks were killed by fist, boots, or bodily harm.

- 13 folks were poisoned to death.

- 8 folks were killed by bombs.

- 90 were strangled to death.

- 87 folks were killed in some fashion by fire.

So, if you look at the 'facts'.....it's hard to see this assault-weapon hype getting to the top....when you might want do something about bats and hammers.  If the FBI had split off the assault rifle numbers from the 298 rifle homicides?  That's a curious thing.  If you got down to where there's only forty-five people killed by assault rifles that year.....well....twice that many were strangled to death.

My Red to Blue Strategy

It took me a long time to figure out this strategy, but I believe it would solve all of our political problems in America.

So, the way my solution would work is this......blue states (like California, Oregon, Washington, NY, and Minnesota) would deploy and forcibly move a quarter of their blue-state voters out of the blue regions.....into red states.

This would require approximately 20-percent of the population of these blue states to participate and be part of a mass movement.....to correct the terrible imbalance that exists in America today....with just too many red-state voters.

Now I will admit....I haven't worked out the logistics to this and how you proceed if not enough volunteers participate in this blue-to-red strategy.

I will admit that I am fearful that some of the blue-state members....might get brainwashed by the evil red-state enthusiasts.  Maybe a a quarter to half of the folks that move into red states....might get doped up and swallow the 'red-pill', and become conservative.  So this might require even more folks leaving the blue states.....in order to bring revolution into the red states.

I will admit as well....that maybe too many blue state people might leave, and this might weaken the blue state enough.....that it actually becomes a red state.  Well....yeah, it might accidentally happen.

As for blue-state people being dazed by this direct order to move into a red-state?  Some people might be psychologically harmed by this measure, causing them mental pains and perhaps requiring daily huffing upon marijuana to sooth their frustrations.  But it's all for the greater good of mankind....to rebalance votes, and make all red-states....into blue-states.

Note: Actually, the snowflake population would likely decrease as they realize that redstate people aren't crazy as they originally thought.