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Watercooler 7/28/16; Majority of Americans Believe Hillary Broke The Law; Chaos At The DNC; Harvard Study Finds No Racial Bias In Police Shootings

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Majority Of Americans Believe Clinton Broke The Law

The vast majority of Americans believe Hillary Clinton either broke the law or exercised bad judgment by using a private email server that triggered an FBI investigation, according to a new poll.

A full 92 percent of Americans in an Associated Press-GfK poll said that Clinton’s email setup either broke the law or was in “poor judgment.”

A majority said her actions were criminal.

—-The Hill

After Wiki Leaks, I’d be willing to bet that even that 8% is just trying to put on a brave face.


Hundreds Of Empty Seats At DNC

Liveleak has video of Bernie’s supporters walking out on the DNC leaving hundreds of seats empty.

Half The Convention Walked Out at Hillary’s DNC Coronation, No Media Coverage
And the Press made it look like it never happened.

—Liveleak

I don’t know about the press covering this up, but I know NBC edited out Bernie’s people booing Sarah Silverman

No Racial Bias In Police Shootings

A study by a Harvard professor released this month found no evidence of racial bias in police shootings even though officers were more likely to interact physically with non-whites than whites.

The paper for the National Bureau of Economic Research, which examined thousands of incidents at 10 large police departments in California, Florida and Texas, concluded that police were no more likely to shoot non-whites than whites after factoring in extenuating circumstances.

–Washington Times

This really shouldn’t surprise anyone that has looked at the statistics for crimes by race. What is amazing here is how the news media will blow up stories that fit the pattern that inflames racial tension but ignore any and all other crime.

Here is running count and map of homicides in Chicago this year (Map of Homicides). How many did you hear about on the national media ?


If Christopher Columbus Tried To Sale To America Today, He Wouldn’t Have Been Able To Get Through The Red Tape.

When a Viking ship, meticulously recreated in Norway, crossed the Atlantic last month, the feat captivated history buffs in the United States. They could hardly wait to get a look at the vessel, which was scheduled to visit a series of ship festivals along the Great Lakes this summer.

After making stops at Canadian ports, the Draken’s crew was told by Coast Guard officials last week that if it wanted to sail through the Great Lakes, it had to hire a certified pilot, paid at an hourly rate that would amount to about $400,000 by the trip’s end. If unable to pay, the vessel would be forced to turn back.

—New York Times


Quiz:

This week we have a matching Quiz about the significant figures of the Federalist Era

Drink up That’s it for the Watercooler today. As always it’s an open thread