Friday, 9 September 2011

For the tin hat wearers...

Footnote for tin hat wearers, a few comments from various stats experts from various fields regarding the validity of the crime stats.



http://mg.co.za/article/2011-09-08-mthethwa-forget-cynics-the-crime-stats-really-are-good-news

Dr Chris de Kock, the head of the police's crime research and statistics unit said murder was one of the most reliable statistics as all corpses were recorded. "There is no under- or over-reporting," he said.

Dr Johan Burger, senior researcher for the Crime and Justice Programme at the Institute for Security Studies, told the Mail and Guardian that the institute had been working hard over the past three weeks to verify crime statistics, due to the cynicism with which they are often met.

"We did our homework," Burger said.

The ISS looked at figures from Grant Thornton, the South African Banking Risk Information Council, the petroleum industry and the Consumer Goods Council. He said all indicators showed crime was indeed down.

"It is drastically reduced in some cases."

Business Against Crime (Bacsa) President Lorinda Nel said that the decreases "are in line with the figures we calculated". Bacsa studied figures from the insurance industries, banks, the motoring industry and the petroleum industry.


Both Burger and Nel put the decreases down to better partnerships between police, private security firms and business.

Rooster footnote : I know you people get butt hurt really badly about good news in South Africa and have pinned all your hopes for happiness in life on South Africa failing under "dark rule". I know you have all sorts of names for what you like to think you represent: Realist, Cynic, Pragmatist etc but let's call you what you really are.

A ball of frustrated, grumpy, miserable, schadenfreude filled old bigots who can't stand their doom and gloom predictions for the country not becoming real. When murder is down you cringe at the thought. When the economy is doing well you want to vomit. You scan the papers and news media for bad news to confirm your bias and when you find it you get a thrill. How bankrupt a cause to spend your life fighting for: The endless hope you might be right about how hopeless and shitty the world is.

Pathetic.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

A ball of frustrated, grumpy, miserable, schadenfreude filled old bigots who can't stand their doom and gloom predictions for the country not becoming real. When murder is down you cringe at the thought. When the economy is doing well you want to vomit. You scan the papers and news media for bad news to confirm your bias and when you find it you get a thrill. How bankrupt a cause to spend your life fighting for: The endless hope you might be right about how hopeless and shitty the world is.

Pathetic.


STRAWMAN ALERT....

Anonymous said...

"You scan the papers and news media for bad news to confirm your bias and when you find it you get a thrill"

Seriously, are you on drugs? Since when do you have to "scan" anything to see what a fuck up things have become. You are delirious. Go fuck yourself.

Anonymous said...

you are in store for such a surprise motherfucker....I hope you really love China...great hits on yr blog...enjoy!

The Rooster said...

Enter left: the cavalry of cunts.


Look guys. I'm just better and way smarter than you. On just about every single topic if you are seeing it differently to me then you're just wrong. That's just life. Very few of us are intellectually gifted like myself. Perhaps bow down to my superior intelligence ? It's ok! We're not all born to lead.

The Rooster said...

you are in store for such a surprise motherfucker....I hope you really love China...great hits on yr blog...enjoy!

___________

I do fuck mothers. Just not my own. Yours ? Maybe just out of spite ?

The Rooster said...

Seriously, are you on drugs? Since when do you have to "scan" anything to see what a fuck up things have become. You are delirious. Go fuck yourself.


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A fuck up things have become ? Because increasing basic services like electricity from 30% to 80% and giving 100% of people instead of 10% of people human rights, and doubling our gdp in 10 years and increasing the average income by 180% inflation taken into account and decreasing the murder rate by 55% since 1994 is a....wait...a what ?

A fuck up ?

You must be on the side of satan. You really hate consider improvement of lives a fuck up ?

Horrible person !

The Rooster said...

STRAWMAN ALERT....


________

Says the confederacy of dunces who constantly call me a liberal kaffir fucker.

lol.

The Rooster said...

wow I'm dealing out 7 levels of pwnage today ! On manic form !

Rooster you rule dude !

The Rooster said...

Are you guys angry at my comments ? I bet you are. I really love it.

I'm kind of the coolest person in the world.

The Rooster said...

Right off the to pub. Catch you losers on the flip side.

Bokke !

Anonymous said...

hey, wanna be the first to say:
Welcome Back!!!!!!

http://iluvsa.blogspot.com/

Lots in store for u mahfah....

The Rooster said...

Yes...congrats bigots. You're official home of hate is back.

Now go away and hate your little hitler selves away until what little black hearts you have are are full.

The Rooster said...

ha ha...me and my hasty hand. That's "Your" of course.

Anonymous said...

"Yes...congrats"

Mmmm, savour that....

I do believe you are grinding your teeth...but of course, we will have to fend off your constant assault against free speech...perhaps you will call for another ban, and when everybody ignores it, you'll have another tantrum and "go to China"

Your PWNAGE are belong to us.....hahahahahahahha...mahfah...

The Rooster said...

Will I get I luvsa banned ? Depends on their content. At the end of the day it's up to them. After all if they aren't being disgusting bigots there is nothing I can do. If they are ?


Easy thing.

Dachshund said...

Mein gott but Islandshark has a hard on for talking crap about me. He says that I brought ILSA down. Never did; what a cry baby. I don't believe in censorship other than in the case of aggravated menacing.

Anonymous said...

"After all if they aren't being disgusting bigots there is nothing I can do. If they are ?

Easy thing."


Last I checked "disgusting bigot" is not any form of crime...You are playing your hand too early mahfah...