Blogmeister Echo Syndrome

21 04 2015

Washington, D.C.

Me, on March 17:

The insurance industry will make sure all the Republican politicians they bought and paid for restores the Federal subsidies if SCOTUS does the “wrong” (i.e. right) thing.  Congress will do it so quickly that they’ll beat Planck Time.

Well well.





Hits Home

6 04 2015

Tiffany

Get ready for it.  Notice my geographical by-line, so you should know where this is going.

Mediaite:

Mindy Kaling’s Brother Reveals He Pretended to Be Black to Get into Medical School

In a new website-slash-pitch for a memoir, Vijay Chokal-Ingam, the brother of comedian Mindy Kaling, reveals that he gamed the system and managed to get into medical school by claiming he was African-American.

Chokal-Ingam, who graduated from the University of Chicago with a meager 3.1 GPA, says that his ploy began after the self-described party boy saw his fellow Asian Indian-Americans, many of whom had higher grades, fail to get into medical school. “I shaved my head, trimmed my long Indian eyelashes, and applied to medical school as a black man,” he wrote on his website, AlmostBlack.com. “My change in appearance was so startling that my own fraternity brothers didn’t recognize me at first. I even joined the Organization of Black Students and started using my embarrassing middle name that I had hidden from all of my friends since I was a 9 years old.”

With this, “Jojo” managed to get into the selective Saint Louis University School of Medicine with the exact same application he used as an Indian man. As a fake black man, he allegedly secured interviews at nine highly selective medical schools, including Harvard, Columbia, and the University of Pennsylvania.

This says a lot, both positive and negative, about SLU Med.





New Customers

26 03 2015

Atlanta

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These are new HIV infections in 2010, and raw numbers, not rates.  Imagine how this graph would look in the 13-24 and 25-34 age ranges if this measured rates.

What’s also curious is that the number of blacks drops with each increasing age category step while with whites, it seems more like a bell curve.   If I had more time right now, I’d put some brain power behind trying to figure out why.  Then again, maybe you could help me?

 





Some Kind of Town, Palatine Is

5 02 2015

Palatine, Illinois

Measles hits the KinderCare in Palatine. 

First off, I want to snicker, because I call the Lieutenant Governor of Missouri Peter Kindercare.

Anyway, I looked up Palatine in general, and the KinderCare’s address, on NYT Census Explorer.  And it has a significant percentage of Hispanics in some census tracts but it’s not heavily Hispanic.  I then checked Palatine’s page on the online encyclopedia of questionable credibility, and it indicated that Palatine’s average household income is around $63k, okay but not rich, so it’s probably not where the high fallutin’ anti-vaccine white gentry left wing in Chicago lives.

It’s got to be something.





Wish Upon a Dark Star

4 02 2015

Baltimore

When I finally get my wish, and one of of the self-styled Presidential candidates finally hooks the I-word to the measles outbreak, it turns out to be…





V-Word and I-Word

3 02 2015

Anaheim, California

Why is everyone so hot to blame the genesis of the measles outbreak on anti-vaccination parents?  (Who are mostly of the left wing, in case the media propaganda of the last few days has you confused).

I think there’s a better but more taboo explanation.  Here’s a hint:  The big states for the outbreak are CA, AZ, UT, WA, OR and CO.





There’s No Trophy For Second Place

17 12 2014

St. Louis City

2:

St. Louis ranks #1 for chlamydia and #2 for gonorrhea in nation

A new federal report shows St. Louis had the highest rate of chlamydia among major US cities last year. The city also had the second-highest rate of gonorrhea infections.

What’s with this second place in gonorrhea bullshit?  Quit laying down on the job.  Errr, I have to walk that back…laying down is integral to the spread of STDs, so do lay down on the job.

This excuse from City Hall will sound very familiar:

The City of St. Louis says the CDC data is confusing.  They point out that just like crime data the City of St. Louis is listed as a stand-alone county.  They say this skews the numbers.

“St. Louis and Baltimore are the only cities not within a county therefore ranking St. Louis City in comparison to all others in the CDC report is comparing apples to oranges.” said  City of St. Louis Department of Health Director Pam Walker in a statement to the media.

But this STD study is not a ranking of counties, it’s a ranking of cities.  Even if St. Louis and Baltimore were part of the eponymous counties respectively that they both used to be part of, they would still rank highly in STD and crime rankings that rank cities.  New York City is one city, but each of its five boroughs is its own county.  So New York’s STD rate is also the combined rate of five different counties.  While almost all of Kansas City, Missouri that matters is in Jackson County, the city is incorporated in parts of four different counties, but not all of those four counties are in Kansas City’s city limits.  KCMO’s STD and crime rates are only for KCMO the municipality, not for all of Jackson, Clay, Cass and Platte Counties combined.  (Incidentally, when the Secretary of State reports election results for Kansas City and suburban Jackson County separately, the Kansas City results are only for KCMO within Jackson County, not counting KCMO’s parts in the other three counties.)

But we all know how they’re going to squirm out of that:  Just as St. Louis City and St. Louis County will soon jointly report crime stats, in order to hide black dysfunction behind a bunch of white people, they’ll probably also do the same for STD statistics.








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