93% vs. 94% vs. 99.9% : A Tale of 3 Numbers, but Really 2

 

From American Thinker:

Michelle’s (Ms. Obama) argument rests on the claim that 93% of the Black Lives Matter protests across American were peaceful. Playing this numbers game ignores that not all protests are created equal.

It doesn’t matter that a march in Marin County or Cape Cod was polite. What matters is that the 7% of violent protests (with blacks and whites participating with equal enthusiasm) resulted in $2 billion in losses from looting, vandalism, and arson. And that doesn’t even count the lives lost.

What matters is that the black community in Minneapolis may never recover. (South Los Angeles still hasn’t recovered from capital flight following the 1992 Rodney King riots.) It matters that Chicago has a $1.2-billion budget deficit from lockdowns and looting. And tiny Kenosha saw its business district reduced to smoldering ruins in a matter of days. Lastly, Michelle’s misleading statistic ignores the many lives lost during the rioting.

There’s a reason Michelle is telling lies to attack Trump as a racist. The Blexit movement, led by rising stars like Brandon Tatum, Candace Owens, and stalwart conservatives like Larry Elder and Thomas Sowell, is breaking through to blacks. As of October 1, 15% of blacks supported Trump (as did 36.5% of Hispanics).

Why would Michelle Obama run a 24-minute ad lecturing Americans how BLM is peaceful and anyone who criticizes rioting is racist?

Why is she playing the race card?

Why does anyone play the race card? It’s the only card she has and it’s a sign of desperation. Internal polls show Biden is losing support among blacks and Hispanics (hence the inclusion of “brown” people).

Do Hispanics like being called “brown?” Do Hispanics like to be clumped with “black” people in a show of solidarity?

The brown-person comment tells me that Hispanics are larger than the black community (18% vs 13% of the population) and are supporting Trump enthusiastically. Michelle is also trying to cover up divisions and tensions between black and non-black, in this case, Hispanics.

Why is Michelle campaigning for sleepy, creepy Joe? Why not Kamala? Why not Jill? Why not Barry himself?

Why 24 minutes? Who is going to listen to a 24-minute lecture that is dull, repetitive, and trite? Her senior thesis was bad enough. Christopher Hitchens said Michelle Obama’s senior thesis at Princeton was “not poorly written. That would be an understatement. Her essay was unreadable.”

Let’s compare the 93% peaceful number to COVID death rates:

For all age groups under 70, the case survival rate is over 99.7%. In operations research, that is better than six sigma.

For ages over 70, the case survival rate is over 94%.

Whether it’s 94 or 99, the COVID survival rate is greater than the 93% “peaceful riot” figure that BLM supporters cite.

However, 93% means peace and no reason to overreact, according to Michelle Obama and other people who hate America.

Yet 94% or 99% survive rate is a reason to panic and lock-down and for mask propaganda.

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  1. MISTER BITCOIN Inactive
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    There is more:

    As you may have gathered, I dislike Michelle Obama, so let me get my biases out of the way.  This is a woman who had every opportunity in life — a stable, two-parent upbringing; a middle-class lifestyle; Ivy League undergraduate and law school educations; high-paying jobs created specifically for her; eight years as the most worshiped, photographed woman in the world after Princess Diana; and an equally worshipful post–White House life, complete with $65 million in her pocket.

    But is Michelle happy?  No.  Has she ever been happy?  No.

    Michelle buys into Critical Race Theory.  The result is that one of the most fortunate women in the world is constantly angry, embittered, and resentful.  I suspect that part of her anger is because she knows, in her heart of hearts, that she’s earned nothing that’s come her way.  Whatever Michelle has, she got because of her skin color, not because of any talent or skill.  It cheapens her, and she knows it.

     

    Read more: https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/10/michelle_obama_engages_in_blatant_racial_demagoguery.html#ixzz6aDlqFO9t

     

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    Other funny paragraphs:

    Michelle also spared a few kind words for Biden, whom she laughably described as a man of character and experience who can solve America’s problems.  This serial liar, plagiarizer, and China panderer has been in government for 47 years without acquiring wisdom.

    Biden is a ‘man of character’?  Because of his Catholic ‘faith’?  His ‘comfort’ with women and girls who are 4 years too young?  His plagiarism and serial lying? 

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  3. OccupantCDN Coolidge
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    She plays the race card, because its the only card in the deck, and until recently was the Trumped all other arguments.

    Using the example of Ice Cream, if you start of with Chocolate ice cream, but then add chopped nuts and marshmallows, you dont have ‘mostly chocolate’ ice cream, you have Rocky Road… You can have a protest, and it can even be peaceful, but when the first window gets broken, the first object thrown or even the first punch… Its no longer a protest, its to some degree a riot. Its why the English language has so many words, when things change there are other words that better describes the new thing.

    The BLM activists who want to go out and protest, wave their signs, maybe chant a little are being used as human shields for those violent criminal gangs, who want to loot and riot.

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  4. DonG (skeptic) Coolidge
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    “93% peaceful” is the same value for Bill Cosby’s dating history. 

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  5. OccupantCDN Coolidge
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    Jeffery Dahmer did (edit: not) eat 95% of the people he met.

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  6. MISTER BITCOIN Inactive
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    https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/10/17/facts-about-crime-in-the-u-s/

    According to Pew, in 2018, 369 violent crimes per 100,000 people

    That is 0.369% violent crime rate

    Wow, that is so low… a tiny fraction of Americans and its residents (legal or otherwise) are violent.

    We should abolish the police since less than one percent of America is violent.

     

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  7. Freeven Member
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    MISTER BITCOIN: Why would Michelle Obama run a 24 minute ad lecturing Americans how BLM is peaceful and anyone who critizes rioting is racist?

    M’Obama has been in the public eye more lately. I suspect she is positioning herself for a run in 2020.

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    Freeven (View Comment):

    MISTER BITCOIN: Why would Michelle Obama run a 24 minute ad lecturing Americans how BLM is peaceful and anyone who critizes rioting is racist?

    M’Obama has been in the public eye more lately. I suspect she is positioning herself for a run in 2020.

    Why do Democrats think First Lady is qualified to be President?

     

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    Freeven (View Comment):

    MISTER BITCOIN: Why would Michelle Obama run a 24 minute ad lecturing Americans how BLM is peaceful and anyone who critizes rioting is racist?

    M’Obama has been in the public eye more lately. I suspect she is positioning herself for a run in 2020.

    Michelle Obama: You know how much I hate politics.

    Michelle in 2008: For the first time in my life, I am proud of my country.

     

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  10. Full Size Tabby Member
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    When I first heard the “93% peaceful” item a few weeks ago, I thought, “They’re telling me that I should welcome someone to my home because they’re going to trash my home only one time out of 20 visits.” 

    If someone I invite into my home will trash my home only once every 20 visits, would I ever invite that person to my home? My answer was “No.” 

    A group that trashes my city 5% of the time is a group that is not peaceful. 

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  11. cirby Inactive
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    It’s one of my rules of thumb:

    If someone makes a big claim and their result includes “97%,” they’re almost certainly lying.

    It gets down to liar’s strategy.

    100% is just flat unbelievable. Same for 99%. 98% is a little boring. But 97%? Yeah, that starts sounding plausible. It’s one of those “science-sounding” numbers.

    Anything below that and people just don’t twitch enough.

    …and once you start looking for it, you notice just how many dubious claims start out with “97%.”

     

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  12. Richard Easton Member
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    Freeven (View Comment):

    MISTER BITCOIN: Why would Michelle Obama run a 24 minute ad lecturing Americans how BLM is peaceful and anyone who critizes rioting is racist?

    M’Obama has been in the public eye more lately. I suspect she is positioning herself for a run in 2020.

    She’s lazy. She won’t run.

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    Richard Easton (View Comment):

    Freeven (View Comment):

    MISTER BITCOIN: Why would Michelle Obama run a 24 minute ad lecturing Americans how BLM is peaceful and anyone who critizes rioting is racist?

    M’Obama has been in the public eye more lately. I suspect she is positioning herself for a run in 2020.

    She’s lazy. She won’t run.

    I didn’t say she’d run. But this is the time to grab some cheap attention to keep that option open.

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  14. Freeven Member
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    MISTER BITCOIN (View Comment):

    Freeven (View Comment):

    MISTER BITCOIN: Why would Michelle Obama run a 24 minute ad lecturing Americans how BLM is peaceful and anyone who critizes rioting is racist?

    M’Obama has been in the public eye more lately. I suspect she is positioning herself for a run in 2020.

    Why do Democrats think First Lady is qualified to be President?

    The technical answer is that she is qualified if she meets the constitutional requirements. The only other “qualification” is that she gets enough votes.

    The answer to the question I think you are actually asking is that there is a lot more feeling than thinking going on with most people.

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    Freeven (View Comment):

    MISTER BITCOIN (View Comment):

    Freeven (View Comment):

    MISTER BITCOIN: Why would Michelle Obama run a 24 minute ad lecturing Americans how BLM is peaceful and anyone who critizes rioting is racist?

    M’Obama has been in the public eye more lately. I suspect she is positioning herself for a run in 2020.

    Why do Democrats think First Lady is qualified to be President?

    The technical answer is that she is qualified if she meets the constitutional requirements. The only other “qualification” is that she gets enough votes.

    The answer to the question I think you are actually asking is that there is a lot more feeling than thinking going on with most people.

    She is eligible but not qualified

     

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  16. Freeven Member
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    MISTER BITCOIN (View Comment):

    Freeven (View Comment):

    MISTER BITCOIN (View Comment):

    Freeven (View Comment):

    MISTER BITCOIN: Why would Michelle Obama run a 24 minute ad lecturing Americans how BLM is peaceful and anyone who critizes rioting is racist?

    M’Obama has been in the public eye more lately. I suspect she is positioning herself for a run in 2020.

    Why do Democrats think First Lady is qualified to be President?

    The technical answer is that she is qualified if she meets the constitutional requirements. The only other “qualification” is that she gets enough votes.

    The answer to the question I think you are actually asking is that there is a lot more feeling than thinking going on with most people.

    She is eligible but not qualified

    And we’re down to opinion. Hence the feelings over thinking part of the answer.

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    Freeven (View Comment):

    MISTER BITCOIN (View Comment):

    Freeven (View Comment):

    MISTER BITCOIN: Why would Michelle Obama run a 24 minute ad lecturing Americans how BLM is peaceful and anyone who critizes rioting is racist?

    M’Obama has been in the public eye more lately. I suspect she is positioning herself for a run in 2020.

    Why do Democrats think First Lady is qualified to be President?

    The technical answer is that she is qualified if she meets the constitutional requirements. The only other “qualification” is that she gets enough votes.

    The answer to the question I think you are actually asking is that there is a lot more feeling than thinking going on with most people.

    wishful thinking

     

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  18. Stad Coolidge
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    MISTER BITCOIN: Do Hispanics like being called “brown?” Do Hispanics like to be clumped with “black” people in a show of solidarity?

    After George Zimmerman successfully protected himself against Treyvon Martin, we found out he was a “white Hispanic.”  Apparently Hispanics come in a wide variety of colors, so I would imagine assigning them all as “brown” would be an insult . . .

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    Stad (View Comment):
    Apparently Hispanics come in a wide variety of colors…

    Finally, some diversity in the Latino Community.

    I read where the Proud Boys are following suit, with Black, Latino, and even Asian White Supremacists. 

    How’s that for woke?

     

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    OccupantCDN (View Comment):
    The BLM activists who want to go out and protest, wave their signs, maybe chant a little are being used as human shields for those violent criminal gangs, who want to loot and riot.

    If they were truly “peaceful,” they would ruthlessly police their own formations, their own marches. The “peaceful protestors” know and intent that they will be the shields for the real action. This is the radical difference from the real civil rights marches of the 1960s.

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    Richard Easton (View Comment):

    Freeven (View Comment):

    MISTER BITCOIN: Why would Michelle Obama run a 24 minute ad lecturing Americans how BLM is peaceful and anyone who critizes rioting is racist?

    M’Obama has been in the public eye more lately. I suspect she is positioning herself for a run in 2020.

    She’s lazy. She won’t run.

    Also, she cannot handle criticism or scrutiny.  When she is rattled she says something crazy, i.e. what she really thinks

     

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