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How Deadly Are Germs On A Plane When You Fly?

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Oh the “Joy of Travel”!

An excellent article about flying and traveling safely without getting sick.

Airplanes are more disgusting than you ever imagined

There’s nothing worse than hopping on a flight to take a long-awaited summer vacation — only to land in paradise with a nasty cold or stomach bug.

Airplane germs are unavoidable, but experts say there are ways to protect yourself. It all comes down to knowing what you’re fighting against and how to protect yourself.

Around your seat, you’re likely to pick up germs that cause the common cold, flu, staph infections, or norovirus — many of which can live for days, weeks or months on a surface.

In the bathroom, you should be on high alert for E. coli — bacteria often found in fecal matter that can lead to serious infection.

Here’s where you’re most likely to find these germs — and how to protect yourself.


Tray table

“Once an airplane drops off its passengers, [flight attendants] may spray [something] or pick up papers, but no one’s cleaning the tray tables,” says Philip Tierno, Ph.D., a professor of microbiology and pathology at NYU School of Medicine, and author of “The Secret Life of Germs.

Be proactive: Dr. Neil Nandi, a gastroenterologist and assistant professor at Drexel University College of Medicine, suggests toting hand wipes that clean and moisturize, and wiping the surfaces around you after you clean your hands. “The first thing people should do when they sit down is wipe down their trays,” says Nandi.


Magazines and touch-screen entertainment

Steer clear of this season’s in-flight magazine. If it was published three months ago, that’s likely how long that same copy has been sitting at your seat, collecting countless passengers’ microbes. Touch-screen entertainment systems aren’t much better, but at least they can be sanitized with a wipe before movie-watching.


Bathroom door

“The [handle on the] bathroom door is one of the filthiest places,” Tierno says. He suggests dousing your hands in a gel with 60 percent alcohol or higher after returning to your seat, to be safe.


Toilet and lid

“When you flush, close the toilet seat,” Nandi says. “Airplane toilets have a powerful suction, but some of the particles [in the toilet] may be dispersed into the air.” To avoid germs on the lid itself, lift it up and lower it with a paper towel or piece of toilet paper to protect yourself.

Photo: Shutterstock


Water faucet and soap dispenser

Think about it: You go to the bathroom, do your business, then turn on the water to wash your hands, depositing germs on the faucet in the process. While both experts suggest washing hands for 15 to 20 seconds, airplane faucets tend to run for less than five, meaning you have to repeatedly touch the germ-ridden faucet to wash for long enough. Nandi suggests tapping it back on with your knuckles, while Tierno reiterates the need for an alcohol gel, even after washing.


Paper towel dispenser

Be deliberate when you go to touch something — if you’re reaching for a paper towel, make sure you only touch the towel itself.


AC knob on the ceiling

“People are constantly adjusting them,” says Nandi. In other words, the plastic knobs are veritable germ hubs. While you don’t have to worry about a steady stream of bacteria blowing at your face, use a wipe or tissue as a protective barrier if you need to adjust the airstream.



Comfy headrests “can hide lice,” says Tierno, plus any germs coughed up by previous users. Bring your own pillow or protective barrier.

Photo: Shutterstock


Sneezing passengers in the row behind you

“If someone … seated in back of you [has a cold], you will get the germs,” Tierno says. Nandi recommends requesting a seat change if there are openings around you: “Changing a few rows may or may not make a difference, but if there’s availability, it’s worth asking,” he says. “You’re not going to offend anyone.”

Dallas Shooter Was A Member Of New Black Panther Party – NBPP Leader Refused To Contact Police About Micah Xavier Johnson Threats Against Black Churches


The Wall Street Journal By ERIN AILWORTH and DAN FROSCH

HOUSTON—After he returned home from an Army tour in Afghanistan in 2014, Micah Xavier Johnson floated around the fringes of various black nationalist groups in Texas, a solitary figure who would appear at different events but seemed to vanish just as quickly.

The extent of his affiliation with such groups after leaving Afghanistan is still unknown. But it appears his interest in them grew as the issue of police brutality gained prominence with several high-profile deaths and protests.

People associated with activist organizations that interacted with him during this time described Johnson, who killed five police officers in Dallas during a shooting rampage last week, as introverted. And they said he expressed a burning anger toward law enforcement as well as black leaders he felt weren’t doing enough to address police brutality.

Roughly two years ago, he spent about six months as a member of the New Black Panther Nation in Houston, according to Quanell X, who runs the group.

After leaving that group, Johnson also began exploring radical black empowerment movements in Dallas, a city that has long been home to a prominent activist community born out of the city’s history of racial divisions.

Investigators are still scouring Johnson’s background for clues about why he told police in the final hours of his life that he wanted to kill white officers.

Those who knew Johnson in high school and during his military service said he had a racially diverse social circle, and don’t remember him expressing frustration with police.

According to Quanell X, Johnson had sought out his particular group beginning in 2014, traveling from Dallas to attend meetings. At one point, he said, Mr. Johnson told the group he wanted to harm some black mega-church preachers because he considered them to be more interested in money than God. These statements made the group “extremely concerned,” the activist said, and led it to bar him from its functions.

Quanell X said he never reported the incident to police because Johnson never made any specific threats. He said he was contacted by the FBI this week to discuss his interaction with Johnson.

Houston police said they met with Quanell X and other community activists Tuesday to talk about police-community relations. Quanell X said the group discussed the Dallas shootings and Black Lives Matter, but that he didn’t raise Micah Johnson’s onetime involvement in the New Black Panther Nation.

Houston police deferred all questions related to the Johnson investigation to the Dallas Police. A Dallas police spokesperson declined to comment on the specifics of its investigation into Johnson.

Johnson was sent home from Afghanistan in 2014 after a sexual harassment allegation against him and was discharged last year. In an interview with online media site The Blaze, his mother, Delphene Johnson, said her son was disappointed with his military experience, and became a “hermit” after his service ended.

He “liked” several groups on his Facebook page, including several deemed hate groups by the Southern Poverty Law Center, a civil-rights organization that tracks extremist groups.

The New Black Panther Nation isn’t listed as a hate group by the SPLC, nor is Quanell X classified as an extremist by the organization, according to its online database.

Kendrick Colston, a  photojournalist in the Dallas area, said he remembered seeing Johnson at a demonstration in the city held by several black nationalist groups in April to counter a white militia group that traveled to Dallas to protest at a mosque.

On May 14, Johnson attended a ‘Black Power Block Party,’ an event sponsored by a group called the Black Women’s Defense League and held in a North Dallas park, said Mr. Colston, who shared with The Wall Street Journal pictures he’d taken of Johnson at the event. The group isn’t listed as a hate group by the SPLC.

Mr. Colston said he introduced himself to Johnson, watching him try on a dashiki, a traditional West African tunic, which he eventually bought. The two struck up a brief conversation.

“He was real quiet and soft-spoken,” Mr. Colston said. “He said that police couldn’t keep murdering our young black men and women, and being slapped on the back and told they were doing a good job. He said that it was unfair and something had to give.”

Photos of the event portray a festive scene of smiling families and young people, listening to speakers, chatting and posing for pictures.

Johnson, though, appears solemn and serious in several photographs, his fist raised while donning his new garb. In one photo, he sits by himself staring at the ground.

Two weeks later, Johnson attended an event in honor of Malcom X’s birthday at an African-American bookstore in Dallas that serves as a gathering place for local activists. A photo also taken by Mr. Colston shows him wearing the same purple and gold dashiki he had bought several weeks earlier.

Yafeuh Balogun, co-founder of the Huey P. Newton Gun Club, a group that advocates that African-Americans arm themselves for protection against police brutality, said he met Johnson briefly last year. The group also isn’t listed as a hate group by the SPLC.

Mr. Balogun said they met at a demonstration in support of Freddie Gray, who died in Baltimore in 2015 from a broken neck sustained while being transported in a police van. Mr. Balogun said the conversation was simply an exchange of greetings, and that Johnson wasn’t a member of his group.

“We didn’t have any type of connection,” he said, nor did they speak again after.

OUTRAGEOUS! NYU Blames Israel For U.S. Police Shootings



The anti-Semitism of NYU students is unbelievable!  The NYU chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine posted on their Facebook page that Israel is responsible for the recent police shootings of civilians because, “many police departments train with the Israeli Defense Forces.”

I am a Federal Law Enforcement instructor for HIDTA and the DOJ. This claim is ridicules.


FBI Classify Children As ‘Terrorist Suspects’ and They’re RIGHT!

Domestic Terrorism SERAPH Dale Yeager
Domestic Terrorism SERAPH Dale Yeager

The FBI said that 15 million teenagers in high schools across America should be regarded as potential ‘terrorist suspects’.

While I have serious concerns about the FBI’s Communities Against Terrorism Program, they got one thing right. Radical extremist groups have infiltrated schools in the U.S. and are recruiting pre teens and teens to be soldiers in their aggressive and criminal activities.

Don’t believe me read my white paper on the subject: Negative Behavior Youth Movements in the United States and their Effect on Domestic Terrorism

The FBI explains in the C.A.T.P.  “Preventing Violent Extremism In Schools Guidelines” wants school officials to watch for “statements or actions which cause concern”. Schools should focus on a student’s behaviors and communications,” such as supporting “domestic extremist movements,” international terrorist organizations or hate crimes this would include but not limited to ANIMAL RIGHTS AND ECO‑TERRORISTS, and anti‑government or radical separatist groups.

Well the SERAPH Education division has been teaching this to school administrators for over 20 years.

The new generations of radical extremists are coming out of our public and private schools.

Q: What don’t you know about your children’s school?

KIDS, GUNS & SWIMMING POOLS: 3 Myths That Can Hurt Your Children

New York University professor Dave Kopel has written an important article about the many myths surrounding guns and kids.

“Scary Tales About Kids & Guns” separates fact from fiction. The article reveals important information that every parent should know about guns and their children.

Myth 1: People who use guns to commit murder are regular people who get angry or ‘snap’.

Fact: 90% of murderers have criminal records. The majority of gun crime is committed by criminals. [NY Times April 8, 2006 – The Baltimore Sun Jan 1, 2007]

Myth 2: Accidental shootings of children are at epidemic proportions.

Fact: Since 1950 the rate of fatal gun accidents among children has declined by 90%. In 2007 65 children died in gun accidents in the United States. [Brief District of Columbia v. Heller]

Myth 3: Being killed by guns is a leading cause of death for children.

Fact: Bathtubs kill twice as many children as guns and swimming pools kill three times as many children as guns in the U.S. each year. [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention]

The facts are clear from a comprehensive study of gun accidents [Accidents Analysis & Prevention Waller & Whorton]; people who cause these accidents have higher rates of arrest for violence, alcohol abuse, highway crashes and moving violations. Personality defects and criminal behavior is the primary contributor to gun accidents.

While gun crime is a serious issue in the United States accurate facts are critical when parents make decisions about their children’s safety.


THE INVESTMENT FRAUD MESS: You Should Make Your Attorney and CPA Read This Post

Indictments for Ponzi schemes and investor fraud have been increasing every day. While pundits, congress and financial experts pinpoint problems with regulatory agencies such as the SEC, the real problem centers on what I call the “Due Diligence Mess,” the way in which this process is handled within the legal and financial community.

After the sentencing of Bernard Madoff one of his victims made this statement to USA Today, “My due diligence was the SEC. What greater due diligence can you have than the SEC? They failed us.”

While I agree that the SEC and the SIPC failed to uncover the crimes of Madoff and his affiliates, the initial decision to invest with Madoff was made by the investors and it was their responsibility to make an informed decision. That decision must not be based solely on government information.

Anyone who seeks to invest in a business or financial product knows that there is risk, and that risk is primarily based on the ethics and competency of the people running the operation. While the U.S. economy nose-dived, some geographic areas did not have the same economic problems as the rest of the country. Most notable was South Dakota and Indiana.

When banking and financial executives were asked the reason for this in a recent NPR interview their answer was simple: “We did not get involved in the sub-prime phenomenon and we stayed with the conservative financial model that we have always used.” Ethical, cautious, professional people and organizations provide safe havens for investment. Those qualities are best discovered through forensic psychology and criminal investigation models.

Just as forensic accounting is a powerful tool in vetting the numbers of an organization, forensic criminal investigation models are just as powerful in vetting the quality and ethics of people leading an organization. The following is a list of three reasons why I believe the financial crimes of the past year will continue to occur unless radical changes are made in the due diligence process.

  1. The Problem with Databases

With the aggressive rise of the Internet in the mid 1990’s the use of online databases has become a mainstay in the daily processes of many law firms and accounting firms.

The problem with these databases is their dependence on local, state and federal agencies to provide accurate and updated information. Our legal services division investigators have found that 40 to 45% of the information that comes through these databases is inaccurate or outdated even information from the “premier’ providers.

Our investigators also discovered that much of the remaining information cannot be verified, which begs the question: “Why are legal and accounting professionals still depending on these inadequate systems?” The answer is simple they are inexpensive and convenient.

There is nothing inexpensive or convenient about due diligence. In my experience it requires time and professional manpower to collect accurate data, confirm those data and assess the information. “Easy” does not enter into the process of accurate due diligence.

The other problem with databases is that the information must be assessed using criminal forensics. What may seem unimportant to the untrained eye can be a critical element to an investigation. Knowing what to look for and knowing how that information plays into a psychological assessment of a fund manager, business executive or broker comes only from forensic psychology which has the distinct ability to look behind the professional facade of people.

Bottom line: due diligence is as much a criminal investigation as it is a financial and legal process.

  1. Forensic Accountants but not Forensic Investigators?

Over the past 10 years, the use of forensics accountants has become increasingly commonplace in civil and divorce legal cases. Their value as a tool for uncovering financial crimes has become a legal necessity.

However, the use of forensic investigators in due diligence is a legal rarity. This contradiction is troubling.
In most cases cost is the primary factor – “my client doesn’t want to spend the money!” How ironic this is since the client will be investing a significant amount of money in a business enterprise or handing over the significant amount of money to an investment firm.

Rather than explain the value of a proper investigation some professionals will attempt to do the work “in house.” This is done through their favorite private investigator.

Contrary to popular belief most private investigators do not have criminal forensics training. Their training consists of “experience” which can be inconsistent and unreliable. Even many federal agents are not trained in this process. Inexperienced investigators without proper forensics training set the stage for a legal and financial disaster.

  1. Data Without Context

Data without context are useless. Because many professionals lack criminal forensics training, they do not understand how to accurately assess human data. Because of this limitation, many professionals miss key information that would have saved their clients great pain.

A perfect example is the correlation between trespassing, breaking and entering, and sex crimes. I have seen this fact missed many times in background checks and criminal investigations.

What seems like unimportant data can be an indicator of narcissistic activities, embezzlement or other negative behaviors on the part of the people running an organization. Bottom line: either data are accurately assessed or people will suffer.

The current state of due diligence is woefully inadequate in determining risk. The current focus of such efforts is mistakenly solely placed on the company being purchased or the organization that will handle the client’s money and not on the people operating these entities.

Professionals and investors alike must understand the need for forensics within this process. Due diligence is about assessing the people and people assessment has and always will be the domain of forensic psychology.

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TRAVEL ALERT: 50 Most Violent Cities In The World – Surprise!


  • Latin America is home to 41 of the 50 most dangerous cities in the world
  • Caracas in Venezuela is now the most violent, according to homicide rate
  • Took the top spot from San Pedro Sula, in Honduras, now in second place
  • Drug trafficking, gang wars, political instability and corruption are blamed
  • U.S. cities St Louis, Baltimore, Detroit and New Orleans are also named 

By Imogen Calderwood


1. Caracas, Venezuela – 119.87

2. San Pedro Sula, Honduras – 111.03

3. San Salvador, El Salvador – 108.54

4. Acapulco, Mexico – 104.73

5. Maturin, Venezuela – 86.45

6. Distrito Central, Honduras – 73.51

7. Valencia, Venezuela – 72.31

8. Palmira, Colombia – 70.88

9. Cape Town, South Africa – 65.53

10. Cali, Colombia – 64.27

11. Cuidad Guayana, Venezuela – 62.33

12. Fortaleza, Brazil – 60.77

13. Natal, Brazil – 60.66

14. Salvador, Brazil – 60.63

15. St Louis, Missouri, U.S. – 59.23

16. Joao Pessoa, Brazil – 58.40

17. Culiacan, Mexico – 56.09

18. Maceio, Brazil – 55.63

19. Baltimore, Maryland, U.S. – 54.98

20. Barquisimeto, Venezuela – 54.96

21. Sao Luis, Brazil – 53.05

22. Cuiaba, Brazil – 48.52

23. Manaus, Brazil – 47.87

24. Cumana, Venezuela – 47.77

25. Guatemala City, Guatemala – 47.17

26. Belem, Brazil – 45.83

27. Feira de Santana, Brazil – 45.5

28. Detroit, Michigan, U.S. – 43.89

29. Goiania, Brazil – 43.38

30. Teresina, Brazil – 42.64

31. Vitoria, Brazil – 41.99

32. New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. – 41.44

33. Kingston, Jamaica – 41.14

34. Gran Barcelona, Venezuela – 40.08

35. Tijuana, Mexico – 39.09

36. Vitoria da Conquista, Brazil – 38.46

37. Recife, Brazil – 38.12

38. Aracaju. Brazil – 37.7

39. Campos dos Goytacazes, Brazil – 36.16

40. Campina Grande, Brazil – 36.04

41. Durban, South Africa – 35.93

42. Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa – 35.85

43. Porto Alegre, Brazil – 34.73

44. Curitiba, Brazil – 34.71

45. Pereira, Colombia – 32.58

46. Victoria, Mexico – 30.50

47. Johannesburg, South Africa – 30.31

48. Macapa, Brazil – 30.25

49. Maracaibo, Venezuela – 28.85

50. Obregon, Mexico – 28.29

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“Bad” Neighborhoods Are the Most Dangerous, Right? Wrong!

Don’t believe these myths about crime

Special from Bottom Line/Personal

An Interview with Forensic Profiler Dale Yeager

Some of the things that people do to avoid crime actually increase their odds of becoming victims. Here, the truth about common misconceptions about crime — plus important safety strategies…

Myth: If you’re mugged, throw your wallet or purse at the assailant and run. The mugger will stop to pick up your valuables rather than pursue you.

Reality: Many street criminals value respect above all else. Throwing your valuables could be taken as a form of disrespect. The mugger might use violence against you for this.

Better: Politely hand over your valuables without making eye contact. Follow the mugger’s directions, and do not say anything beyond, “Take my money… it’s all yours.”

Exception: If you hand over your valuables and the mugger continues issuing instructions, such as “get down on your knees” or “walk into that alley,” it is time to run away. Muggers who do not leave quickly after obtaining a victim’s possessions often intend to commit murder or sexual assault.

Myth: The best way to fight back against a male assailant is with a kick to the groin.

Reality: Attempts to disable assailants with kicks or punches to the groin almost always fail. Men usually experience an adrenaline rush when they commit assaults or muggings. One consequence of this adrenaline rush is that their testicles retreat up close to their bodies, making the testicles a very difficult target to hit. Most men also are quite adept at protecting their groin area when they realize that an attack might be coming. Even if an assailant’s testicles are struck, the onset of pain is not instantaneous. An assailant might have enough time to seriously injure or kill you before feeling the full effects.

Better: If you do attempt a physical attack on an assailant, go for a kidney. The kidneys are located on our sides, just above the waist — roughly where the thumbs rest when we stand with our hands on our hips. Kidneys are extremely sensitive. If an attacker comes at you, hit or slap the kidney or stab a pen in the area.

Myth: If you act confident, you are less likely to be targeted by criminals.

Reality: Criminals could mistake your show of confidence for arrogance and target you to take you down a peg. When a man acts very confidently, a male criminal might target him for assault to prove that the criminal is the top dog. When Americans abroad act confidently, they sometimes are targeted by criminals who consider the US their enemy. Rape-prevention groups often recommend that women walk and act with exaggerated confidence when they feel threatened, but this can increase the risk for sexual assault.

Better: It is fine to feel confident, but don’t act cocky. Arrogance can make you a target. Also, feigned confidence often seems unnatural and makes us stand out from crowds. Acting the way we actually feel helps us blend in, a far better way to avoid unwanted criminal attention.

Myth: The least safe areas are “bad neighborhoods” at night.

Reality: In my experience, the highest-risk areas for physical attacks by strangers are not bad neighborhoods but near nightclubs. The perpetrators typically are nightclub patrons who have had too much to drink.

Better: Stay out of nightclubs, and advise your adult children to do the same. If you do go to nightclubs in any kind of neighborhood, leave before midnight — most attacks happen later, when patrons have been drinking for many hours. If you feel at all threatened when leaving a nightclub, ask a doorman or bouncer to keep an eye on you as you walk to your car. Avoid parking near nightclubs if you will be returning to your car after midnight.

Myth: Burglars won’t come in if they know you’re home.

Reality: Most break-ins happen between 2 pm and 9 pm, partly because this is when people are likely to have their doors unlocked. Burglars target homes that appear easy to break into and move on to other homes if the first one selected proves challenging.

Better: Determine what your neighbors do for home security, then do that and a little more in your own home. Dogs, motion-detecting lights, deadbolts and alarm systems all can be effective deterrents. And be sure to lock doors.

Myth: College campuses are safe.

Reality: Unfortunately, our colleges and universities are very unsafe. Security is extremely lax on most campuses, and burglary, assault and rape are distressingly common. Even prestigious colleges have crime problems.

Better: Impress upon your children that college campuses are not safe havens and that attention must be paid to personal and property security.

IRRESPONSIBLE PARENTS? 7 Questions For Every Parent With A High School Or College Student Traveling Overseas


by Dale Yeager SERAPH

The terrorist attacks in Brussels, Belgium have brought the issue of travel safety and students to the national spotlight. Families of murdered or injured students thought that Western Europe was safe. They were wrong.

It never ceases to amaze me how many parents trust the most valuable humans in their lives to teachers, principals and college administrators.

I routinely hear these statements when I speak about travel safety;

“Oh Dale, the high school teacher has a lot of experience traveling.” or “The College / University has a lot of experience with semesters abroad.”

You are trusting people with your children’s lives, remember Natalee Holloway? Irresponsible school administrators and parents – without a travel safety plan – allowed teenagers to manage themselves and the result was forever devastating for the Holloway family.

I have some questions that every parent reading this should ask themselves:

  1. Where is the contact list of doctors and dentists that meet U.S. standards in the country your child will be traveling in? [How will they prove it to you as a parent?]
  2. How will the trip leaders get Real Time [Live] updates on severe weather, terrorist threats, disease, riots, etc.? [How will they prove it to you as a parent?]
  3. What happens if they close the borders? Where is the plan of action to evacuate your child to safety? [How will they prove it to you as a parent?]
  4. What happens if your child loses their medication?
  5. What police or hotel / hospice security are in place to prevent sexual assault or violence to your child? [How will they prove it to you as a parent?]
  6. How will the U.S. embassy know where your child is?
  7. Have the leaders of your trip been trained in Travel Safety and do they have a Travel Safety Plan? [How will they prove it to you as a parent?]

How do you protect your children when they travel out of the country?

  • Train your children and yourself in Travel Safety. Even if you have traveled extensively you will be surprised what you will learn.
  • Register your child with the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program [STEP]  . This program protects your child from most safety and security issues and provides a no cost solution to travel safety.
  • Have a Travel Safety Plan Of Action. A copy should be placed in the lining of your child’s bag, a copy should be on your child at all times and you should have a copy at all times.

Travel safety is a deliberate act!

Rape On College Campuses: The Harvard Dirty Secret


Many parents are unaware of what is really happening on college campuses in the U.S. related to their daughters safety. They are inundated with inaccurate information from news sources and talk shows.

What is really going on? This op-ed is a must read:

Harvard to Girls: Go Where The Rapes Are

by Naomi Schaefer Riley

Want to know why students supposedly experience sexual assault with “alarming frequency” at Harvard University?

A special task force set up by the school’s president to address the question blames, at least in part, its Final Clubs — the university’s nonresident version of fraternities.

There is, according to a report released last week, “a strong sense of sexual entitlement within some of the male Final Clubs, stemming in part from the members’ control of social spaces that are imbued with a certain historical tradition and that elevate members’ social status on campus.”

In other words, blame the frats.

It’s not clear how the geniuses who wrote this report can draw a direct line between historically imbued social status and incidences of rape, but this is just the university’s latest in a series of public statements that will make people wonder whether Harvard’s reputation as being a place with smart people is at all deserved.

The school has spent the better part of two years and God knows how many hundreds of thousands of dollars to study the “sexual assault” problem on its campus. First it conducted a shockingly bad student survey — full of unclear and leading questions that put asking someone on a date and complimenting someone on their looks in the same category as rape.

Then its president sent a letter to the community citing the shoddy evidence, noting “the alarming frequency with which our students, especially but by no means only our undergraduates, experience incidents of sexual assault.”

And now there’s a report from the president’s task force detailing steps the college should take to address the problem.

It turns out that other than dorms, Final Clubs are the most likely place for students to experience sexual assault. Well, aside from dormitories, they’re pretty much the only private space on the campus. If you’re going to assault someone, the cafeteria is not a great idea. And the English Department offices are usually locked after hours.

Perhaps this sounds flip, but most of these assaults aren’t assaults at all. They’re unwanted sexual contact between intoxicated people, as the report demonstrates. But the idea that these all-male institutions, which exist independent of the university, get to admit women to parties based on their looks has goaded liberals for so long that they are going to use “rape culture” as an excuse to make them co-ed or shut them down altogether.

Newsflash: Even if women were in “positions of power,” drunken sexual encounters and even sexual assault would still be a problem at these clubs.

Across the country, fraternities were forced to go co-ed in the ’80s and ’90s. Administrators thought they would “introduce the civilizing force of women into fraternities,” as Caitlin Flanagan explains. Flanagan, who has written extensively on the problems caused by fraternities on campus for the Atlantic, notes that “college women are no longer a civilizing force. They drink really heavily and they love to prove that they are just as gross as the guys.”

Middlebury forced all of its fraternities to go co-ed and become “social houses.” At one, I recall, when Madonna’s “Like A Virgin” started playing at any of its parties, all the women in the room would spontaneously remove their shirts. The patriarchy didn’t make them do it.

Of course, the idea that admitting women to all-male clubs is going to solve the problem of sexual assault is absurd. As Flanagan argues, “if these outfits are actually such centers of sexual assault, why in God’s name would the university recommend that its female students join one of them? ‘Women get raped at this location. We must send more women to this location.’ What’s next? Sending women students to areas with a high murder rate?”

If these task force members really believed that women were being regularly raped at Final Clubs, the university president would be on the phone with local police. Harvard men would be escorted out in handcuffs.

But no one really thinks that. They just believe Final Clubs are the location for a lot of drunken hook-ups. And they are.

If the college wants to protect women from such encounters, the best response wouldn’t be to force more women on the boards of these institutions but to suggest a boycott instead. That’ll teach ’em.