Thursday, August 24, 2017

States listed with the most hate groups. Where does California rank?

Mod: The following article comes from the Sacramento Bee, so it is NoCal leaning in its coverage. But even then you are probably going to be surprised. And perhaps not.

States listed with most hate groups. Where does California rank? (Sacramento Bee link): California ranks No. 1 in the nation with 79 active hate groups, six of which operate in Sacramento area, according to a new report released by the Southern Poverty Law Center, which monitors hate groups and extremists in the U.S.

The Southern Poverty Law Center report includes a detailed map of the 917 hate groups actively operating across the United States. Florida ranks second among states, with 63 active hate groups.

In the Sacramento area, the report cited six active hate groups: Golden State Skinheads, a racist skinhead group, the Traditionalist Worker Party, a white nationalist group, the Pacific Justice Institute and Verity Baptist Church, both anti-LGBT groups, and As-Sabiqun and European-American Evangelistic Crusades, general hate groups.

In June 2016, a rally by members of the Traditionalist Worker Party in the shadow of the state Capitol devolved into violence when members clashed with Antifa, or anti-fascist demonstrators. Ten people were injured, with at least five stabbed in the violent confrontation.

Mod: In California's defense it would make sense that the state with the highest population would also have the most hate groups. It is just a matter of numbers. On a per capita basis the ratio of hate groups to a general population is no real surprise. 1. Montana: 9.6 hate groups per 1 million residents, 2. Idaho: 7.1 per million, 3. Mississippi: 6.0 per million, 4. Tennessee: 5.7 per million, 5. Alabama: 5.6 per million, 6. Arkansas: 5.4 per million, 7. Kentucky: 5.2 per million, 8. Virginia: 4.6 per million, 9. Missouri: 3.9 per million, 10. Indiana: 3.9 per million.

Officials, residents brace for conflict in Berkeley as Aug. 27 rally approaches (Berkeleyside.com link): Berkeley’s Civic Center Park has hosted three far-right rallies already this year, so a planned demonstration on Sunday, Aug. 27 feels familiar.

But in the wake of a white nationalist march that turned tragic in Virginia, many residents and officials are on higher alert as the rally approaches. Dozens of residents are calling the city of Berkeley every day, suggesting ways officials can put an end to the event, said Councilwoman Sophie Hahn.

In the aftermath of the Charlottesville events, groups on both the far right and far left are imploring their peers to attend the upcoming protests. Billed as a “No to Marxism in America” protest, the rally is the second stop during the organizers’ “Free Speech Weekend,” which begins in San Francisco on Aug. 26. The main organizer of the Berkeley event is Amber Cummings, known as Based Tranny among her supporters. She is associated with groups that have held three other rallies in the same park.

Right-wing protesters — ranging from libertarian militia to white supremacists — first came to Berkeley on March 4 to protest the cancellation, on Feb. 1, of a planned talk by far-right icon Milo Yiannopoulos at UC Berkeley. Masked anti-fascist, or antifa, demonstrators, who believed Yiannopoulos planned to “out” undocumented students, flooded the campus, smashing property and hitting some people with sticks.

So groups on the right declared Berkeley ground zero in their fight for what they say is freedom of speech, returning on April 15 and April 27. At two of the rallies, they clashed with antifa counter-demonstrators, who were intent on denying the organizers a platform for what they consider hate speech, and violent fights broke out.

As was the case with the previous rallies, nobody has applied for a protest permit for Aug. 27, said Berkeley spokesman Matthai Chakko. He declined to provide details about the city’s plans to prepare for the rally.

“There are people who want conflict with each other. We don’t advertise all of our strategies because that would be giving a blueprint to people,” Chakko said. “We’ll prepare for any contingencies and possibilities.”

Mod: There you go. Party in the streets of Berkeley this weekend. As far as I know nothing has been planned for Kersting Court.

Virtually no one thinks Trump has discouraged white supremacists (CNN link): Yes, it's true President Donald Trump has now explicitly condemned white supremacy groups -- but virtually no one in the United States thinks his comments and behavior have actually discouraged any white supremacist groups.

A mere 3% of American voters in a new Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday say Trump's actions as president have discouraged white supremacists.

"I said everything. I hit him with neo-Nazi. I hit them with everything. I got the white supremacists, the neo-Nazi. I got them all in there, let's say. KKK, we have KKK. I got them all," Trump said at a Phoenix rally Tuesday night, a reference to how he said he effectively called out hate groups by name.

Just more than a third of American voters (35%) say Trump hasn't had an impact on white supremacist groups, and six in 10 voters (59%) say he's encouraged them. A majority of that group says he's encouraged them deliberately rather than accidentally.

Mod: No word yet if the president will be in Berkeley this weekend. But he really should be. After all, Milo will be there.

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58 comments:

  1. Just might be time to round up all those who fall into the hate group category and send them all to Trump Tower or any other location the chief hater owns or operates, just for safe keeping you see?

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    1. I think they are more comfortable in outhouses and chicken coops. Or prisons.

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    2. Do a google image search for trump tower and you'll see it literally barricaded by white trash trucks.

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    3. Amidst the bitterness and sarcasm lies some sad truths about this thing we call life.

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  2. Is there any correlation between those states with per capita the most hate groups and, with the possible exception of Virginia, that all of them are states carried by Republicans during presidential election years?

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    1. Oh, I didn't know California was carried by Republicans during presidential election years anytime recently. Cali is true blue!!!

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    2. We're talking the per capita numbers. Not the overall figures.

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  3. Valerie Plame Wilson, former CIA operative, wants to buy Twitter and ban President Trump
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2017/08/22/valerie-plame-wilson-wants-buy-twitter-and-ban-president-trump/590982001/

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    1. That would be free speech right there....

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    2. Free speech is one thing, but that guy never shuts up.

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  4. KKK leader claims hate group has grown at record pace since Trump became President
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/kkk-trump-membership-rise-grown-record-pace-says-leader-chris-barker-a7905811.html

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  5. 45's schedule today

    Another tough day of uniting America. He must be very tired from all the tweeting he did this morning. It's good there's nothing scheduled this afternoon.

    I wonder what his real schedule is? It would say TV, tweet, complain to staff, repeat until bedtime.

    Trump Schedule || Thursday, August 24, 2017

    10:30 am || Receives his daily intelligence briefing
    11:00 am || Meets with National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster
    11:45 am || Meets with OMB Director Mick Mulvaney and the Office of Legislative Affairs

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  6. LOL. History man, history. Blogger 6:19am please take refresher courses so that you may be enlightened.
    Yes; Antifa has been added to the list of hate groups.

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    1. Do you ever tell the truth? Even once?

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    2. 8:22 - refer to the Goebbels quote. Then go look in the mirror.

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  7. I can't locate the local chapter for the National I hate Brussel Sprouts; who's with me?

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    1. It's genetic, not choiceAugust 24, 2017 at 8:32 AM

      It's in your genes: Scientists brussel up new research on why we either love or hate sprouts
      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2077713/Its-genes-Scientists-brussel-new-research-love-hate-sprouts.html#ixzz4qgfJ5fnu

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  8. #45 is dividing our country with the help of foreign governments. #45 said he will build the wall at any cost even if the government goes broke. #45 told military personnel no divide is to deep to cleans America. Dividing and conquering is taking place and our government cant stop it. Are we looking at a military take over? What states represent the largest percentage of people in the military? We are dealing with some very serious problems in American, all thanks to the puppet Trump.

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    1. It is so strange that many who claim to be patriots are doing all they can to destroy our country.

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  9. Thanks 8:32am. That explains 8:24am & 8:26am!

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  10. 6:07am. I recall someone that "rounded up" individuals and "sent them" away for "keeping them safe". Have you learned anything from the past?

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    1. I learned a lot from WWII - we gotta round up the Nazis and stamp out hate

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    2. Shouldn't the commie socialist be on the same train...???

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    3. Only if this was Nazi Germany.

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  11. I agree with 8:33am. So build that wall.

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    1. No one wants to pay for Trump’s border wall
      https://www.marketplace.org/2017/08/24/economy/mexico-sun-taxes-shutdown-not-pay-trump-border-wall

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    2. He's rich. Let him pay for the damn thing.

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    3. Tax remittances, everybody likes a good tax that someone else pays.

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    4. Just as long as the money is spent on something we actually need.

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    5. He promised Mexico would pay for it.. why shut down congress

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  12. Hundreds of cops to be in SF, Berkeley to police right-wing rallies
    http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Hundreds-of-cops-to-descend-on-San-Francisco-11951203.php

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  13. Aren't San Francisco and Berkeley Sanctuary Cities? Why worry about protests?

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    1. They're being invaded by nazis.

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  14. Benedict Arnold has a statue - sort of
    http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/01/Americas-Monument-to-Its-Most-Infamous-Traitor-Benedict-Arnold/

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  15. Wall Street Banks warn of coming Recession

    https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2017-08-22/wall-street-banks-warn-winter-is-coming-as-business-cycle-peaks

    There have been some warning signs for a while now, but this is one of the 1st articles to really back it up this comprehensively. We have a cyclical economy. Obama's approach lead to slow and steady growth vs a boom and bust economy.

    Probably not much Trump could have done to avoid it, but he has taken ownership of the tail end of the Obama economy so he'll be responsible for the Recession and how deep and long it is. He has no idea how the economy works for anyone but himself, he will make this worse. There will be calls for a stimulus by the Spring.

    For the American worker, holding off the recession for as long as possible is important because wage growth needs to continue as long as it can.

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  16. I hate it when "they" say California has so many hate groups. I starting a group to hate hate groups! Who's with me?

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    1. I hate that.

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    2. I hate that you hate to hate hate groups.

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    3. You're just a hater.

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    4. Nope. I'm a hater baiter.

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    5. "I hate you,I loathe you,I despise you" Road to Rio....

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    6. Perhaps instead of a hate hate group group you should start a love group,or a love love group?

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    7. Love Train by The O'Jays

      People all over the world (everybody)
      Join hands (join)
      Start a love train, love train
      People all over the world (all the world, now)
      Join hands (love ride)
      Start a love train (love ride), love train
      The next stop that we make will be soon
      Tell all the folks in Russia, and China, too
      Don't you know that it's time to get on board
      And let this train keep on riding, riding on through
      Well, well
      People all over the world (you don't need no money)
      Join hands (come on)
      Start a love train, love train (don't need no ticket, come on)
      People all over the world (Join in, ride this train)
      Join in (Ride this train, y'all)
      Start a love train (Come on, train), love train

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  18. Does it seem odd to anyone that trump is threatening to shut down our government to pay for his wall that he said Mexico would pay for?

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    1. Outside of the usual wackos nobody wants that wall. And absolutely nobody wants to pay for it.

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    2. Are the people who support this president going to pretend that he never said we wouldn't have to pay for the wall, and that he emphatically claimed Mexico would? Just pretend he never said it?

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    3. Fanatical zealots, ready to sacrifice everyone's lives for their delusional devotion

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  19. Are yjou not listening and understanding how US trade and economy works? Yes, Mexico will pay for the wall.

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    1. OK, "MC 6 Plants."

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    2. Arguing with a Trump supporter is like giving medicine to the dead.

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  20. Hehe, every day another fail:

    Trump Staffer Responsible For Finding Positive News Stories Resigns
    As director of rapid response, Andy Hemming was tasked with recirculating positive news to journalists.

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    1. That's not positive news.

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  21. The sun raise to sun set law was in effect ever since the inception of Glendora, California sine it was over run by confederate terrorists who escaped the defeated South after the 'American Civil War' like most of these terrorist's they went some where else to practice their separate but equal views like George Wallace until one of own shot him down to size. The KKK once reigned supreme along with the central headquarters also located in Glendora, California.

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