If the biggest racism problem in the U.S. is whites being racist against blacks, then how come the rate of “whites killed by blacks” is more than 12 times the rate of “blacks killed by whites”?

As I’ve pointed out many times before,  the Black Lives Matter protestors don’t care about the 93% of black murder victims who are killed by other blacks.

Here’s a webpage from the FBI that gives even more info.

Someone took the info from that FBI link and created this chart. Please note that all of the numbers are per capita based on the murderer’s race. (I don’t know who created the chart, but I got it from here.)


I think that chart is extremely informative.

If the biggest racism problem in the U.S. is whites being racist against blacks, then how come the rate of “whites killed by blacks” is more than 12 times the rate of “blacks killed by whites”?

July 28, 2018. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Black lives matter, Racism, Violent crime. 2 comments.

What happens when a math illiterate, irresponsible person wins a huge lottery jackpot?

At age 27, the unmarried woman in this news story already has 4 kids.

But good news! She just won the lottery! And after taxes, she took home a lump sum of $88 million!

But bad news! She seems to be on a path to wasting all of it on bailing out her serial criminal boyfriend!

Every time she bails him out, the bail is double the previous amount. The most recent time, bail was $12 million. And even though he always shows up for his court appearances, between 7% and 10% of the bail is non-refundable. So for the most recent time, she lost between $840,000 and $1.2 million.

Since she won the lottery less than a year ago, she has already bailed him out three times. If she continues to do this at the same rate, and if the bail amount keeps doubling every time, and if between 7% and 10% is non-refundable, then in less than three years, she will have spent all her money on the non-refundable part of bailing out her boyfriend.

The idea of the bail amount being doubled each time is a fantastic idea. It gives smart people a chance to quit their life of crime before it’s too late. And it shows that stupid people are, well, stupid.

January 7, 2016. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Economics, Math. Leave a comment.

Mango recall at Giant Eagle supermarkets in Pittsburgh

Yesterday I got a computerized phone call from Giant Eagle, telling me not to eat the mangoes that I’ve been buying since July, because they might be contaminated with Salmonella. The message said I could return them to the store for a full refund.
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August 28, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Food, Math, Pittsburgh. 1 comment.

Casino sues winning gamblers and card manufacturer because casino employees did not shuffle the cards

This casino is suing the card manufacturer, and the players who won lots of money, because the casino’s employees didn’t shuffle the cards, which allowed the players to win 41 times in a row.

This has got to be about the most ridiculous lawsuit that I have ever heard about. Yes, I realize there are quite a few contenders in that contest, but this one is even dumber than the other dumb ones… I think.
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August 21, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Dumb lawsuits, Humor, Math. 1 comment.