RWP was born in Manchester, in the north of England, in the late 1950s, so he is very old. He really liked the north of England, which by 1965 was hip and had three TV channels, and where he went to a coed school. His parents, for reasons best known to themselves, then yanked him away, to Belfast and then Dublin, which had one TV channel that started up at 6 pm with the Angelus (Catholic call to prayer). He also had to go to an all boys school, where he realized he really missed girls. This probably let him focus on schoolwork, though, and at age 19, after he had finished college, he set off for America, where he still resides. He has a bachelors degree in biochemistry and a Ph.D. from Harvard in biophysics, and has lived also in Mainz, Germany, Setauket NY, and Richland WA. He currently divides his time between Nebraska, Rosslyn VA, and Florida.

Monday, November 26, 2012

"only a general description"

The Lincoln Journal Star is now telling outright lies in its attempts the whitewash local crime reports.
Three young men tried to rob a 17-year-old walking near 28th and Starr streets at 8:20 Sunday night -- just two blocks from the Holdrege police station. ...Police had only a general description of the three men, who were believed to be in their early 20s.
Let's see what one of the local TV stations reported...
The suspects are described as three light skinned black or Hispanic men, in their 20's, 5'8" and 180 pounds.
Yeah, that's 'only a general description'. What fraction of the Lincoln, NE population would you say is hispanic or light-skinned black, male, 20's, and around 5' 8" and 180 pounds?

1 comment:

  1. While I don't have an exact figure, I'd venture a guess it's a much smaller fraction than the totality of ALL 20-something males.