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May 31, 2020

Philly is falling apart:

I’m watching NBC10 so no link:

The curfew is from 6PM to tomorrow. All retail businesses were ordered to close immediately. There’s not just looting and breaking in center City but all over. The city is in lockdown. They of course are in practice since they militarized the city when the Pope visited. The preparations for the Pope were used as an excuse to heavily arm and put surveillance into place. It’s like London here.

Where I work is an utter disaster area: almost all stores’ windows have been smashed and I don’t know if I still have a dental office and if anyone could even come out. My first day is Tuesday. We shall see.

May 31, 2020

Holy shit part 3872

All vehicular traffic has been blocked in Center City Philadelphia. They are still having much looting, and the arrests are being made. I can’t link to this because I’m listening to the scanner app set for Philadelphia.

It’s a great app. Go to the App Store and look for one appropriately. They’re free with ads of course. The one I use is called Scanner Radio.

May 31, 2020

This is a textbook example of how a nation collapses

It’s just like you read in your junior high or high school textbooks, if you were of such a mind to actually read the textbook. (Of course, we only read it with the teacher said that we were absolutely going to be tested on the content which was not presented in the lecture.)

The story was always the same: a period of unease and disturbance followed by rising tensions, whether they be taxation, postwar issues, economic collapse, or somesuch stimulus. Then, an incident would occur relatively minor, in the grand scheme of things, but perfectly placed to be the flashpoint for a cascade of visceral reaction by the populace. In our case, during the throes of the initial pandemic era, the so-called president separated himself from the governors Thus splintering the nation into 51 separate parts, 50 states plus the Federal government. Each state became a nation state unto itself and determined its own path during a national crisis. As a Pennsylvanian, I was paying attention not to the federal government, but to the dicta emanating from Harrisburg, in particular the office of Governor Wolf. The main stay on national TV was Governor Cuomo of New York leading his own band in that state.

But in the background lurked a terrible evil, one which has been simmering since before the dawn of the nation as we know it. The fact that a person of color cannot sleep safely in his or her own bed, stand on a street corner, drive a car, or conduct ordinary life without fear of not only harassment, but of DEATH was the tinder and the multiple killings by police were the match. With no leadership, at the federal level especially, this became the inevitable disaster. With a concomitant pandemic and economic collapse coupled with extreme social unrest and fear anything is possible and can occur in a matter of days, not weeks, not months.

In a sane society the central government would recognize this and take steps to minimize the damage, make corrections where they were needed, and attempt to march o. With this Miscreant in the White House this is not going to happen. In fact, it’s going to be a terrible response which will engender more unrest.

I watched television Saturday night in anger and fear, the national reporting showed the corner where my office is at 16th and Walnut Street in Philadelphia as the fire trucks the looters and the police were in constant motion. We are now witnessing the televising of the revolution. The problem is that revolutions often do not result in the desired effect. I learned that in high school as well.

May 31, 2020

Holy shit. Giant fire in center City Philly

17th and Walnut. Flames pouring out of building Huge Fire. My office at 16th and Walnut

May 30, 2020

Philly is getting wild

Burning police cars including a State Police car, defacing the Rizzo Statue, smashing windows in center City. 8 PM curfew.

May 30, 2020

WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK???

I’m glad I was sitting down. Do you know that Kellie Chauvin is a former Mrs. Minnesota? Google her images.

Perhaps you were picturing a Kellie Ann Conway type. Not exactly.

Where I grew up they’d have burned a cross on his lawn too, as they did on ours.

May 30, 2020

The sign-language interpreter for the MN governor

Is a show unto itself.

You have to watch to understand....

May 30, 2020

What does "F--k 12" mean, spray painted on the

CNN bldg?

Enquiring minds want to know!

May 29, 2020

I just had a great thought...well...maybe not so great...

It’s Biden’s inauguration. Someone has told Trump that he won’t get his annual pension if he doesn’t attend. Biden gives his speech, the gigantic crowd goes wild, and the FBI agents, six of them, then place the cuffs on Trump and march him off to jail.

Yeah....I know... not gonna happen.

May 29, 2020

Remember this?

https://www.nytimes.com/1999/07/18/nyregion/wrongful-arrest-of-actor-is-blamed-on-bias.html

Black Actor arrested in his building.

And when the police commissioner said that he was “at the Wrong place at the wrong time”, the actor stated “I was in the lobby of my home.”

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