Monday, August 24, 2020

Memes that made me laugh 21

Last week's harvest from the Interwebs.

This one isn't funny, but it says a lot about the state of some parts of our nation.



1 comment:

Tom said...

Two things:
1. Theoretically speaking, the illegals might not be able to find work at home, whereas we might have a labor shortage. (We don't, mind you--what we have is a skills shortage and a geographical mismatch issue)

2. The bottom meme is utterly inaccurate. The US is neither third in the world in terms of the number of murders or its murder rate (distinctions held by South Africa and Venezuela, respectively).

Furthermore, those five cities together give the US approximately 1400 of its approximately 16000 murders. Now, these cities together have around 5 million people. Therefore, without those cities in the equation, the US has approximately 14600 murders out of a population of 325 million people, which would give us a murder rate of 4.5 per hundred thousand instead of 4.9.
Neither number is low enough to drop us to 189th in terms of either our number of murders or our murder rate.