Monday, October 24, 2016

Women drivers...

Tempting Fate, Hyundai Releases Study Showing Women Are Angrier Drivers

Duck. And. Cover.
In these politically correct times, where microaggressions and mansplaining — perhaps even manspreading — can ruin a career faster than you can say “culturally appropriated Halloween costume,” Hyundai has done the unthinkable. The automaker conducted a study to find out which gender fares better when it comes to anger behind the wheel, and the fairer sex lost.
Divisive? Perhaps, but the study also reveals the many things that unite us all.
Hyundai Motor UK commissioned Patrick Fagan, a behavioral psychologist from Goldsmiths University London, to test the responses of 1,000 British drivers to a number of driving scenarios.
The results? On average, women are 12 percent angrier behind the wheel. When dealing with a backseat driver, the female test subjects proved 14 percent angrier than men, and 13 percent angrier when dealing with motorists who fail to use their turn signal. Hey, maybe it’s just Brits.
The study blames deep-seated anthropological issues, which may or may not be offensive. According to Hyundai, “Researchers found driving sparked ancient ‘defence’ instincts from when humans were hunter-gatherers.”
“These evolutionary traits kicked in during the test when women were either undertaken, shouted or beeped at,” the automaker claims.
While no one wants to have their gender impugned, even when it comes to driving, can an offended person argue with science? (Our money’s on “yes.”)
According to Fagan:
Psychologically, women score higher than men on emotional and verbal intelligence, and on the personality trait of neuroticism. Evolutionary theory suggests our early female ancestors had to develop an acute sense of danger for anything that threatened them and their young if their cave was undefended while men were out hunting. That ‘early warning system’ instinct is still relevant today, and women drivers tend to be more sensitive to negative stimuli, so get angry and frustrated quicker.
Road rage, of course, affects drivers of all genders. Every crowded freeway features at least one motorist, man or woman, taking his or her hands off the wheel in frustration, uttering something along the lines of, “Why would you do that? What the HELL is wrong with you? God!”
The study went beyond the differences between the genders, exploring issues that unite all of humankind. According to test subjects, personal freedom is still the main appeal of driving (51 percent), while mobility comes in at just 19 percent.
For men, sitting behind the wheel makes it more likely that they’ll pour out their soul, with 29 percent saying they find making conversation easier while driving. What makes all drivers happy? The open road, according to 84 percent of the participants. Another 78 percent specified “the countryside.” The top in-car activity that makes British drivers happy is singing, perhaps to Adele, or maybe some god-awful pop act from the 90s.
Speaking of music, the study also found that eight out of 10 drivers continuously play tunes while behind the wheel. The top tracks for driving enjoyment? Meatloaf’s Bat Out of Hell and Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody.
Hyundai claims it developed an industry-first Driving Emotion Test (DET) for use on its human guinea pigs, employing facial coding technology, eye tracking analysis, galvanic skin response and a heartrate monitor.

Some significant facts about abortion laws in Europe and America. The Left lacks any moral compass.

Stu Burguiere examines abortion laws in America and European countries — the differences might surprise you

TheBlaze TV’s Stu Burguiere examined the differences between abortion restrictions in the United States and European nations and concluded that many countries in Europe actually restrict abortion more than some U.S. states. 
On a recent episode of his program “The Wonderful World of Stu,” Burguiere noted that abortion is legal in every American state until at least 20 weeks gestation. Seven states — Washington, New Jersey, New Mexico, Colorado, Vermont, New Hampshire and Alaska — and the District of Columbia permit abortion at any point in a pregnancy. The other 43 states do restrict abortion after a certain point. 
Image source: TheBlaze TV
Image source: TheBlaze TV
Across the Atlantic, England and the Netherlands both prohibit abortion after 24 weeks gestation. The Netherlands also has a mandatory five-day waiting period between the initial consultation and an abortion procedure. Clinics must also provide women with comprehensive information about abortion alternatives.
Burguiere added that “socialist Sweden” permits abortion until 18 weeks gestation and bans most procedures after the 22nd week. Spain limits most abortions to the first 14 weeks of pregnancy, while Denmark limits abortions after 12 weeks.
Germany also restricts abortion after 12 weeks. A woman seeking an abortion in Germany must undergo a mandatory three-day waiting period and a counseling session. 
Belgium limits abortions after 12 weeks and requires women to have six days of counseling prior to the procedure. France, Switzerland and Finland also limit elective abortions to the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Portugal limits abortion to the first 10 weeks. 
Italy prohibits most abortions that take place after 90 days from the date of conception.
Poland permits abortion only in cases of rape, fetal malformation or serious risks to the mother’s health.
Andorra and Ireland permit abortion only if it is necessary to save the life of the mother, and Malta and Lichtenstein completely prohibit the procedure. 
“The most abortion-friendly countries in Europe are more strict than almost all of America,” Burguiere said. “The most restrictive countries in Europe are tougher on abortion than all of America.”
“And Europe is supposed to be more enlightened than the United States. And, maybe the truth is, for this particular topic, they actually are,” he concluded.
Watch below, via TheBlaze TV: 

Some Democrat criminality is punished while Hillary skates after violating the espionage act

Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane sentenced to prison

Editor’s Note:
Story by the Associated Press; curated by Tré Goins-Phillips

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (TheBlaze/AP) — Former Attorney General Kathleen Kane, a supporter of Democrat Hillary Clinton, was sentenced Monday to 10 to 23 months in jail for illegally disclosing details from a grand jury investigation to embarrass a rival and lying about it under oath.
Kane was also sentenced to eight years of probation by a Montgomery County judge who said Kane’s ego drove her to take down enemies and break the law.
Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane is escorted from Montgomery County courthouse after her sentencing hearing in Norristown, Pa, Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. Kane was sentenced Monday to 10 to 23 months in jail for illegally disclosing details from a grand jury investigation to embarrass a rival and lying about it under oath. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane is escorted from Montgomery County courthouse after her sentencing hearing in Norristown, Pa, Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. Kane was sentenced Monday to 10 to 23 months in jail for illegally disclosing details from a grand jury investigation to embarrass a rival and lying about it under oath. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Judge Wendy Demchick-Alloy said Kane assumed an “off with your heads” mentality as she ran the state’s top law enforcement agency. The judge called Kane a political “neophyte” who failed to make the transition from campaigner to public servant after she took office.
“This case is about ego — the ego of a politician consumed with her image from Day One,” Demchick-Alloy said. “This case is about retaliation and revenge against perceived enemies who this defendant … felt had embarrassed her in the press.”
Kane, the first woman and first Democrat elected as the state’s top prosecutor, was handcuffed in court and led out a side door. She will remain in custody until she posts $75,000 cash bail, higher than she had previously posted.
No surrender date was given, presuming she does post bail.
She had been a stay-at-home mother, and former assistant county prosecutor, before using her husband’s trucking fortune to run for statewide office in 2012. She quickly became a rising star in the state Democratic Party before her office devolved into turmoil as career prosecutors came and went.
Kane and her husband are now estranged and share custody of their teenage boys.
“Your children are the ultimate … collateral damages. They are casualties of your actions,” the judge said. “But you did that, not this court. ”
Earlier Monday, Kane’s 15-year-old son, Chris, pleaded for leniency while her former deputies described an office demoralized by her leadership and terrorized by “Nixonian espionage.”
Kane, 50, had argued that the loss of her career, law license and reputation was punishment enough. She had asked the judge to sentence her to probation or house arrest so she could be home to raise her sons.
“I really don’t care what happens to me,” Kane said, before leaning toward the defense table to grab tissues. “There is no more torture in the world than to watch your children suffer and know you had something to do with it.”
The one-term attorney general said her younger son, 14-year-old Zachary, did not attend Monday’s sentencing because “he couldn’t even bear it.”
Kane’s family declined to comment after the sentencing.
Prosecutors called her crimes “egregious” and pushed for jail time. They said a paranoid Kane ruined morale in the 800-person office and the wider law enforcement community through a calculated scheme to embarrass rival prosecutors who had left the office.
Kane didn’t testify at her trial. She was convicted in August of two felony counts of perjury and seven misdemeanor charges, and she resigned the next day.
On Monday, former deputy Clarke Madden said in court that a dark cloud permeated every corner of the attorney general’s office and victims, witnesses and other law enforcement agencies feared working with them.
“Through a pattern of systemic firings and Nixonian espionage, she created a terror zone in this office,” said Erik Olsen, a career prosecutor who is now the chief deputy attorney general.
Kane enjoyed mostly good press early on as she supported gay marriage, ramped up a child predator unit run by her twin sister and questioned her predecessor’s handling of the Penn State sex assault case.
But turmoil inside the office became apparent as top deputies and career prosecutors headed for the doors. Kane’s feud with one of them, Frank Fina, who had helped run the Penn State probe and other sensitive investigations, led to the leak.
Kane, taking aim at him, had a campaign consultant pass confidential files to a reporter about a corruption case Fina had declined to charge before he left the office. She then tried to frame someone else for the leak, aides testified at the perjury and obstruction trial.
Aside from the conviction, Kane’s political career will be remembered for her investigation of pornography that she said was being traded on state computers by judges, lawyers and other public employees. Two state Supreme Court justices resigned amid the fallout.

Take refresher course:15 revelations from Wikileaks' hacked Clinton emails

15 revelations from Wikileaks' hacked Clinton emails

Wikileaks: Soros Memo Accused Obama of Fueling Radical Islam to Push TPP.

A March 2016 email published Monday by the organization Wikileaks reveals that George Soros, in anticipation of a meeting with Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, requested Podesta read a memo accusing President Barack Obama of emboldening radical Islam in Malaysia in order to get the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP) passed.

Podesta received an email in March 2016 from Soros spokesperson Michael Vachon. “I have attached a memo on TPP and Malaysia, as it may come up when you see George and Alex [Soros, George’s son],” he writes. “In general I think George is more interested in talking about policy than the campaign per se, though I can’t imagine you won’t spend some time on politics.”

Podesta later forwards the attached memo in question to another Clinton campaign official. Subsequent emails seem to indicate Podesta met George and Alex Soros for dinner on March 15 of this year.

The attached memo, titled “The TPP and Malaysia’s Corruption Crisis,” argues that President Obama has wrongfully chosen to support the government of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, accused of a variety of outrageous abuses of power and responsible for the dynamic growth of radical Islam in the southeast Asian nation.


The memo appears to have been authored by John Pang, a board member at Soros’ Open Society Foundation. Pang writes that Najib is “a poster boy for the 21st century kleptocracy” who has used “a racial supremacist ideology that is collapsing under the weight of corruption” to perpetuate himself in power. Najib, he argues, has created “a Malay-Islamic state in which Sunni Islam’s supremacy is indivisible from the political and legal supremacy of the Malay race.” The result is a country in which “1 in 10 Muslims there had favorable views of ISIS and that a 53% majority were in favor of implementing Hudud, the Islamic penal code.”

Pang writes that, specifically, Malaysia under Najib has enacted laws prohibiting non-Muslims from using the word “Allah,” banned Bibles in the Malay language, and seen thousands of its citizens leave Malaysia to join the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. At home, Najib has “raised street demonstrations threatening violence against the nation’s Chinese and Christian minorities and fanned anti-Semitism,” Pang writes.

The more prominent allegations of corruption against Najib, the memo argues, the more he has embraced radical Islam.


Malaysia is a key player in the passage of TPP, however, which is nominally a measure to attempt to court China’s major trading partners to do more business with the United States.

“The Obama administration has made heavy and often personal bets on the leadership of Prime Minister Najib Razak as a partner in the region in the ‘pivot to Asia’ and the struggle against Islamic radicalism,” the memo argues. “These priorities have been undercut by being subsumed under the administration’s aggressive pursuit of the TPP.”

Since Najib assumed power, Malaysia has been home to some of the most outrageous violations of human rights in the name of Islam in the world. Among them are the arrest of a rapper for using the word “Allah” in a rap song, the arrest of a teenage girl for hugging a pop singer in public, protests against another teenage girl for hugging a dog (dogs are considered “unclean” in Islam), the banning of the phrase “hot dog” as it confused Muslims into thinking they were eating dog meat, widespread protests against Cadbury chocolate eggs, and the arrests of couples celebrating St. Valentine’s Day.

Malaysia has been refused FIFA soccer hosting duties over refusing to let Israeli nationals into the country, and its government has admitted to monitoring liberal Muslim “deviants” as a national security threat.

The first successful Islamic State attack in Malaysia occurred in July 2016, and targeted a Cuban nightclub.

You can't satirize Mohammed or the politically correct left. Both will eat you alive. Get the popcorn ready...

Amy Schumer ‘Formation’ Parody Blasted as Racist, Tone Deaf (Video)

Another case of Democrats accusing others of what they do. See the Wikileaks on Democrat Party violent disruptions.

Michael Moore attacks Trump supporters, calls them ‘legal terrorists’

Don't think the FBI is now politically compromised? McAuliffe was/is aClinton bag-man.

Report: Clinton ally helped fund campaign of top FBI official’s wife

A political action committee associated with Virginia Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a longtime friend of Bill and Hillary Clinton, donated nearly half a million dollars to the election campaign of the wife of an FBI official who later helped oversee the criminal probe into Hillary’s private email server.
According to a Sunday night report from the Wall Street Journal, McAuliffe’s political organization gave $467,500 to Dr. Jill McCabe’s 2015 Virginia state Senate race. McCabe’s husband is Andrew McCabe, the deputy director of the FBI who was responsible for helping lead the investigation into Clinton’s email practices as secretary of state.
Getty Images/Win McNamee
Virginia Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe (Getty Images/Win McNamee)
It was McAulifee and other Virginia Democratic leaders who encouraged McCabe to run, according to the Journal. The state Democratic Party even donated an additional $200,000 to her campaign.
From the WSJ:
The Virginia Democratic Party, over which Mr. McAuliffe exerts considerable control, donated an additional $207,788 worth of support to Dr. McCabe’s campaign in the form of mailers, according to the records. That adds up to slightly more than $675,000 to her candidacy from entities either directly under Mr. McAuliffe’s control or strongly influenced by him. The figure represents more than a third of all the campaign funds Dr. McCabe raised in the effort.
Mr. McAuliffe and other state party leaders recruited Dr. McCabe to run, according to party officials. She lost the election to incumbent Republican Dick Black.
However, the FBI contends that McCabe, who just a few months after his wife’s failed campaign was promoted from associate deputy director to deputy director, played no role in his wife’s campaign. According to the report, it was only after his promotion that he was given a direct oversight role into the Clinton email probe.
More from the WSJ:
As deputy director, Mr. McCabe was part of the executive leadership team overseeing the Clinton email investigation, though FBI officials say any final decisions on that probe were made by Mr. Comey, who served as a high-ranking Justice Department official in the administration of George W. Bush.
Still, the report says that McCabe’s role in the Clinton investigation wasn’t seen as a conflict of interest because his wife’s campaign was already over. In addition, McCabe sought ethics advice from the bureau in order to avoid any allegations of public corruption.
McAuliffe served as the chief fundraiser to President Clinton in the 1990s and has remained close to the former first couple and a powerful figure in the Democratic Party’s ranks.
The Virginia governor is currently under investigation by the FBI for allegedly making improper campaign donations on behalf of a Chinese businessman, though McAuliffe has denied any wrongdoing in the case.

Black entitlement to violence especially against whites on display here...

62-year-old man with a cane tells teens to get off his lawn. Watch how the offended youngsters respond to him.

A 62-year-old man noticed several girls trespassing in his front yard in Syracuse, New York, so he approached them and politely asked them not to sit on his property, police told
That request apparently didn’t sit well with the girls — and video posted to Facebook shows what happened next.
The man is seen standing with the aid of a cane between two girls. A voice is heard saying, “He’s scary, cuz!” when he leans his head down to apparently say something to one of them —
Image source: YouTube
Image source: YouTube
— and that’s when she punches him in the face.
Image source: YouTube
Image source: YouTube
The girl runs into the street as the man chases her, and the other girl appears to grab him from behind.
Image source: YouTube
Image source: YouTube
As he begins swinging his cane and running, he loses his balance and falls to the street amid laughs, hoots and hollers.
Image source: YouTube
Image source: YouTube
The man told police he was punched twice in the face and head by the two girls in Wednesday’s incident, police told
The next day detectives tracked down and arrested two girls, ages 14 and 15, who were charged with third-degree assault, a misdemeanor, the outlet said. Police told they were released to their parents with appearance tickets for family court.
WSTM-TV said the mother of one girl in the clip spoke to the station and said what her daughter did was wrong, that she apologizes to the man and accepts responsibility and the consequences.

NYC Mayor arrogant as Democrats tend to be...the little people really don't matter

No mayor should be using a park as a heliport

New Yorkers enjoying Brooklyn’s Prospect Park late one Friday afternoon this month got a surprise: an NYPD helicopter landing in the middle of a field.
No, they weren’t responding to a terrorist attack or a scary clown. It was just our fearless mayor — hopping the chop because he was late for a Queens event.
De Blasio’s Operation On Time matters beyond being just another flub. It reminds us of lots of things wrong with Hizzoner, from failing to safeguard New Yorkers’ quality of life to fiscal profligacy.
First, there’s the obvious: Helicopter travel isn’t progressive. Unless you travel by coal-fired space shuttle, it’s hard to think of a way of getting around that’s worse for the air.
These aren’t global-warming emissions we’re talking about here, although there’s that. Helicopters spew regular old nitrous oxide and other toxins, the stuff that gives kids asthma. When you walk by the heliport on Manhattan’s West Side, you walk fast — because it smells bad and is deafeningly loud.
Sure, Mike Bloomberg and other mayors used helicopters. But one doesn’t recall them landing in a public park.
No mayor should be using the park as a heliport any more than he should race his SUV motorcade across Central Park’s Sheep’s Meadow to cut travel time.
De Blasio’s private need — to avoid the embarrassment of yet another tardy appearance — outweighed the public right of Brooklyn’s kids to use their park without breathing in toxic fumes. Progressive for thee, but not for me.
It would be one thing if the mayor were a hawk on quality-of-life issues, and just being hypocritical here. But he isn’t interested in protecting New Yorkers from the helicopter traffic that continues to plague waterfront New Yorkers, nor is he interested in protecting them from construction noise.
And de Blasio is uninterested in traffic and transit. Well, yes: He can avoid it. Meanwhile, the subways are finally so full that they’re losing riders, as people choose bikes, or, if they’ve got money to spare, Uber, to avoid the rush.
Frustrated drivers block intersections, making both walking and driving worse than it’s been in a decade. It’s dangerous, too: 188 people have died in traffic so far this year, compared to 174 last year.
Plus, de Blasio still doesn’t know how to deal with the police. After the Prospect Park heliport incident, the mayor’s people blamed the NYPD, saying his security detail is in charge of getting him around in whatever way they see fit.
Nonsense. The mayor supervises the police, not the other way around.
De Blasio is also sending a bad message to cops. If the mayor can park his helicopter illegally in Prospect Park, why shouldn’t officers park their private cars in illegal spots all over the city, blocking sidewalks, bike lanes and crosswalks?
The incident also demonstrates the mayor’s fiscal irresponsibility. Helicopters and the police who pilot them and secure their landing spots are expensive. All four of the city’s “rags” — the term the mayor uses for newspapers that report the facts — have written recently that the city’s payroll is at record levels.
This would perhaps be OK if the mayor had worked to reform city workers’ health-care and pension packages, but nope. Progressive means that city workers can avoid the government-retiree safety nets — Social Security and Medicare — that everyone else relies upon.
Finally, the mayor is showing which of the “tale of two cities” he wants to live in. Once you’ve joined the helicopter class, it’s hard to go back to traveling like a commoner. The skies are full of indispensable men.
The mayor fancies himself an important man, and he is: The decisions he makes can save or cost lives.
But he’s not all that important, just as no public (or corporate) official is. If he’s late to give a speech in Queens — or even if he doesn’t show — it doesn’t matter. A waitress who is late for her shift causes more problems than does a mayor who fails to give yet one more workaday speech.
Public officials love to cocoon themselves to revel in how critical they are. Perhaps de Blasio should spend some time walking or taking the subway, to remind himself instead of how the other 99.99 percent lives.
Nicole Gelinas is a contributing editor to the Manhattan Institute’s City Journal. 

New Podesta Email Exposes Playbook For Rigging Polls Through "Oversamples"...Rigging the polls!

New Podesta Email Exposes Playbook For Rigging Polls Through "Oversamples"

Earlier this morning we wrote about the obvious sampling bias in the latest ABC / Washington Post poll that showed a 12-point national advantage for Hillary.  Like many of the recent polls from Reuters, ABC and The Washington Post, this latest poll included a 9-point sampling bias toward registered democrats.  
"METHODOLOGY – This ABC News poll was conducted by landline and cellular telephone Oct. 20-22, 2016, in English and Spanish, among a random national sample of 874 likely voters. Results have a margin of sampling error of 3.5 points, including the design effect. Partisan divisions are 36-27-31 percent, Democrats - Republicans - Independents."
Of course, while democrats may enjoy a slight registration advantage of a couple of points, it is nowhere near the 9 points reflected in this latest poll.  
Meanwhile, we also pointed out that with huge variances in preference across demographics one can easily "rig" a poll by over indexing to one group vs. another.  As a quick example, the ABC / WaPo poll found that Hillary enjoys a 79-point advantage over Trump with black voters.  Therefore, even a small "oversample" of black voters of 5% could swing the overall poll by 3 full points.  Moreover, the pollsters don't provide data on the demographic mix of their polls which makes it impossible to "fact check" the bias...convenient.
ABC Poll


Now, for all of you out there who still aren't convinced that the polls are "adjusted", we present to you the following Podesta email, leaked earlier today, that conveniently spells out, in detail, exactly how to "manufacture" the desired data. The email starts out with a request for recommendations on "oversamples for polling" in order to "maximize what we get out of our media polling."
I also want to get your Atlas folks to recommend oversamples for our polling before we start in February. By market, regions, etc. I want to get this all compiled into one set of recommendations so we can maximize what we get out of our media polling.
The email even includes a handy, 37-page guide with the following poll-rigging recommendations.  In Arizona, over sampling of Hispanics and Native Americans is highly recommended:
Research, microtargeting & polling projects
-  Over-sample Hispanics
-  Use Spanish language interviewing. (Monolingual Spanish-speaking voters are among the lowest turnout Democratic targets)
-  Over-sample the Native American population
For Florida, the report recommends "consistently monitoring" samples to makes sure they're "not too old" and "has enough African American and Hispanic voters."  Meanwhile, "independent" voters in Tampa and Orlando are apparently more dem friendly so the report suggests filling up independent quotas in those cities first.
-  Consistently monitor the sample to ensure it is not too old, and that it has enough African American and Hispanic voters to reflect the state.
-  On Independents: Tampa and Orlando are better persuasion targets than north or south Florida (check your polls before concluding this). If there are budget questions or oversamples, make sure that Tampa and Orlando are included first.
Meanwhile, it's suggested that national polls over sample "key districts / regions" and "ethnic" groups "as needed."
-  General election benchmark, 800 sample, with potential over samples in key districts/regions
-  Benchmark polling in targeted races, with ethnic over samples as needed
-  Targeting tracking polls in key races, with ethnic over samples as needed


And that's how you manufacture a 12-point lead for your chosen candidate and effectively chill the vote of your opposition.