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This Is Not About Reform, It Is About Revolution

A weekend topic starting with the Brooklyn Rail. “Reaching out to and organizing these dispersed tenants is a daunting task, but a devoted core forms to coordinate the effort, and eventually begins to organize into neighborhoods and city blocks to manage the complexity. A third East Bay tenant council faces a much smaller landlord, but one who is unrepentant about union-busting. The council issues demands to write off missed rent for those unable to pay and reduce it for the rest, but receive only silence in return. To escalate and let the landlord know they are serious, they orchestrate a massive car parade to her two mansions in an affluent white neighborhood, supported by their union, Tenant and Neighborhood Councils (TANC).”

“A train of cars worms its way through the neighborhood, all honking incessantly, blasting ‘Bitch Better Have My Money’ and ‘Let’s Lynch the Landlord,’ causing a stir amongst neighbors; this ends in a rally in front of her mansion, demanding she do right by her tenants, leafleting the demands on her lawn and draping a red flag over her front door.”

“The next evening, all her tenants receive an unhinged screed via an email sent at 3:00 a.m., talking in self-pitying circles about how she tries to be a good landlord and decrying the ‘Marxist’ tenants at the source of all this mess. She has not yet moved on the demands but is cracking. Another tenant, a runaway queer youth, faces an attempted illegal eviction in Oakland’s Chinatown. TANC members and affiliates take shifts across a 24-hour window in front of their building, ready to confront the landlord, and canvass people in the neighborhood as they walk by. The landlord never shows, forestalling any confirmation about the efficacy of this formation. None of the other tenants in the building participate in this eviction defense.”

“These are all excerpts from real situations, all currently ongoing and unresolved, that tenant council affiliates and individual members of TANC are experiencing and using a union model of organizing to resolve. Though anecdotal, drawn from first-hand experience, they express a variety of lessons about both the potential and the immaturity of the current state of the organized tenant movement. Though autonomous tenant unions have sprung up in many cities, many are quite new and have not built many councils yet.”

“Unions from 30 North American cities have formed the Autonomous Tenant Union Network, to begin the challenging work of strategically coordinating. Such unions are best understood as a hub, linking disparate efforts for the facilitation of tenants organizing themselves, who democratically control the unions. Experienced organizers attach themselves to campaigns and provide guidance, logistical support, and strategy for tenants to reach out to each other and form a council.”

“Many of these experienced organizers came from their own tenant councils, learning in the trenches of their own situation. Such cross pollination is the explicit goal of this model of organizing, which seeks to fill every neighborhood with capable, self-assured organizers nodally supporting a culture of combativity. What is important is that such a model can be adopted by any group of tenants who develop a strategy to organize beyond the level of a single landlord.”

“Though this infrastructure is still new and skeletal, it is based on a straightforward, mobile, and repeatable model, designed to pool leverage, one that is propagating more quickly than ever. Amassing the requisite forces to push across the threshold, particular to each landlord, that will allow tenants to extract concessions and weaken the landlord’s grip, in a reliably repeatable fashion, is an art and science that proletarians in the US are only starting to grapple with at any significant scale. But it will be fluency and overwhelming force that the coming crisis requires.”

The Los Angeles Times. “Early in the spring, before the coronavirus shutdowns, Los Angeles County Health Director Barbara Ferrer met with an influential group of philanthropic and civic leaders to foretell the coming crisis. Members of the group, called the Civic Alliance, saw dire implications for the ‘low income and marginalized communities of color’ that are the focus of their work, said Fred Ali, president and chief executive of the Weingart Foundation.”

“‘Our suspicion was that the impact we were going to see from this crisis was going to be disproportionate on those communities we most care about,’ Ali said.”

“‘Going back to the Los Angeles of the past is not progress,’ they declare in a report. ‘We propose dismantling those structures and prioritizing how resources will be directed in order to achieve a more accountable Los Angeles driven by outcomes centered on racial equity.’ That warning precipitated months of Friday Zoom sessions involving representatives from major nonprofits, public officials and academics from UCLA and USC. Launched with a focus on COVID recovery, their examination grew to embrace everything that ails Los Angeles seen through the lens of racism.”

“The report, a novel-length and heavily footnoted volume called ‘No Going Back,’ is part academic treatise and part manifesto, painting a dark picture of racial and economic inequity and recommending a sweeping overhaul of the systems that it holds responsible.”

From The Denver Channel. “Denver police were overseeing the cleanup near 29th and Glenarm when protesters began gathering. One of those protesters was Denver City Councilwoman Candi CdeBaca. The footage shows CdeBaca and others chastising the officers who were protecting other city employees as they dispersed a homeless encampment from the area. In the video, CdeBaca can be heard criticizing officers, at one point calling police officers ‘dogs.'”

“‘They don’t know s–, they do what they’re told. They’re f—ing guard dogs. They’re f—ing guard dogs. They’re just animals like pit bulls, they’re f—ing guard dogs,’ CdeBaca is heard saying to the officers. During the incident, one of the officers’ body cameras was knocked off. That camera was found by a protester and brought to CdeBaca’s attention. She can be heard telling protesters to hang on to the camera. ‘There might be footage on there that we need,’ she says. ‘But I don’t know how to access it. We could give it to the attorney.'”

The Colorado Sun. “The Sheraton Denver Downtown hotel, nearing the completion of its $80 million renovation, is operating at about a quarter of its usual capacity. It’s not just that the conventions and conferences aren’t happening these days. Here is what else is bad for business: Guests are reporting that they’re scared of the downtown area, that the 16th Street Mall — once one of the city’s prime tourist attractions — is now filled with too many panhandlers and people sleeping outdoors.”

“The Sheraton’s situation is not unlike what’s happening nationwide, especially in urban areas that normally attract commerce, conventions and business travelers with expense accounts. And the hotel’s problem is one shared by businesses throughout downtown Denver, which is now nearly devoid of the office workers who used to fill the streets during the day and stood in long lines for fancy salads over the lunch hour.”

“‘I challenge anyone to walk a single block on the 16th Mall, the heart of downtown, and not see, smell or step in all of the five P’s — pee, poop, puke, pot and panhandlers,’ Mark Cutright, manager of RTA Petroleum, wrote in a letter to Denver Mayor Michael Hancock’s office.”

The Epoch Times. “In another troubling sign of the pandemic’s effect on the U.S. economy, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and her staff found more than 330 vacant storefronts along New York City’s iconic Broadway, a 78 percent increase from 2017, according to a report. ‘One thing is clear: returning to the pre-COVID-19 status quo is not an option. We are at a crossroads,’ wrote Natasha Avanessians and Kathryn Wylde, the authors of the study, which was produced with input from 14 top global consulting firms.”

“‘The virus seems under control, but fears of a resurgence remain. More than 1.5 million residents of the metropolitan region are currently out of work; tens of thousands of small businesses are at risk,’ they wrote. ‘As many as a third of the 230,000 small businesses that populate neighborhood commercial corridors may never reopen,’ they said, noting that the unemployment rate in the NYC metro area has skyrocketed to 18.3 percent, with as many as a million households struggling to feed their families and pay rent.”

“‘It will be far more difficult to restart and repair the economy than it was to shut it down,’ they said.”

From CBS New York. “Empty storefronts, ‘for lease’ signs, roll cages down and posted letters announcing permanent closure — that is the landscape residents take in as they walk up and down the street. ‘Broadway – it has become a ghost town,’ said Dimitrios Katechis of Metro Diner. ‘About two months ago, most of the businesses that couldn’t handle it, they just didn’t come – they closed,’ said Amazon Locksmith owner Sasi Yehudiel.”

“Amazon Locksmith is surrounded by closed businesses. ‘Basically, all Manhattan is like this. It’s very sad to see what’s going on over here, very sad. Especially now,’ said Yehudiel. There are 105 vacancies between 14th and 59th Streets. Those blocks include the heart of Midtown – Times Square – an area with businesses which rely on visitors to stay open. But without tourism, many have been forced to close.”

“‘It’s just a sign of the time, because of the pandemic and the expenses of New York, the high rent and the changes. A lot of people are leaving,’ resident Tanyah Armbrister added. ‘At the end of the day, it’s just deteriorating. The quality of life is going down.'”

From The Oregonian. “A new poll shows a majority of Portland voters support a November ballot measure to create a new community-driven police oversight system, believe there is a systemic problem in the city’s policing system and have an ‘unfavorable’ impression of Mayor Ted Wheeler and the police union that represents the majority of city officers. Two months ahead of the Nov. 3 election, Wheeler drew an unfavorable rating of 63%, with 26% rating him favorably.”

“The survey of 435 voters deemed by pollsters likely to vote this fall found that 59% of them feel Portland is heading in the wrong direction. Most of them also support the Black Lives Matter movement and more of them name homelessness as an ‘extremely important’ problem facing the city than any other issue. Support for Black Lives Matter was particularly strong, with 76% of poll respondents saying they view it favorably and 22% saying the opposite.”

“The poll was commissioned and paid for by Yes for Real Community Oversight of Police, a political action committee set up to advocate for the ballot measure, and conducted by California-based FM3 Research.”

From Crosscut. “President Donald Trump raged on Twitter against ‘the anarchists takeover’ of Seattle, saying ‘terrorists burn and pillage our cities’ Blaming the city’s ‘Liberal Dems,’ he promised to ‘end this Seattle takeover now!’ Not long after that, Seattle’s police union president went on Fox News to claim that proposed budget cuts would ensure ‘Seattle will be a lawless wasteland.'”

“This narrative wasn’t just crafted by Republicans, though. The portrayal of Seattle as a place of mayhem, poverty and fear has been cultivated for decades by resident moderate Democrats and local media — and now it’s being laundered into a larger racist, classist attack on progressive cities nationwide. ‘What is happening to Seattle?’ asked a headline in The Seattle Times last year, followed by a letter from a former resident who lamented a city he ‘did not recognize’ due to ‘human waste’ and homeless people.”

The Wall Street Journal. “La Estrella Supermarket, the neighborhood grocery. Uptown Beauty, the mom-and-pop supply shop. Uptown Restaurant, the locally-owned eatery. They have stood side-by-side on 22nd Avenue for years, serving Kenosha’s diverse Uptown neighborhood even as other storefronts closed or were lured toward high-traffic areas near the interstate. The businesses—threatened in recent months by the coronavirus pandemic—took a harsh blow in late August, as civil unrest swept Kenosha following the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man left partially paralyzed by the encounter.”

“Daytime protesters challenged city officials during mostly peaceful gatherings, but at night angry crowds clashed with riot-gear-clad police armed with pepper spray and tear gas. Looting followed, then arson, beginning near the county courthouse downtown, then moving west to 22nd Avenue in Uptown, a low-income neighborhood.”

“Local business officials have already tallied at least 56 businesses that were damaged or destroyed by looting and fire in two of Kenosha’s business districts: its downtown, where government buildings are located, and the Uptown neighborhood, where a main thoroughfare lined with businesses is surrounded by a residential neighborhood. City officials have said they believe the damage was largely the work of outsiders traveling into Kenosha. Damage is estimated at around at least $50 million.”

“The destruction has left shop owners in one of Kenosha’s oldest business districts grappling with why their businesses became casualties of the destruction that has followed protests against racism and police brutality, and whether they will have the money to rebuild and stay in the neighborhood.”

“‘I always think that people have the right to protest—to peacefully protest—but this goes beyond that,’ said Mr. Alejo, who was born in Michoacán, Mexico, and has run La Estrella for more than five years. ‘They were destroying the neighborhoods that they want to protect.'”

From Revolver News. “This is a Guest Post. Guest Posts do not necessarily represent the official editorial position of Revolver News. Kenosha, Wisconsin has been ravaged. Minneapolis has been burned. Black Lives Matter and Antifa continue to tear the heart out of once-great cities like Portland. A siege of the White House is being planned. Nationwide, violence has moved into suburban areas and residential neighborhoods. Groups of extremists are specifically targeting the residences of mayors, chiefs of police and other political enemies.”

“The establishment press continues to peddle the notion that what we are seeing across the nation is nothing more than ‘peaceful protest’ designed to achieve change within the existing system. No doubt, even many people in the streets believe this. They think they are marching for more ‘humane’ police forces, or reduced incarceration, or a few new social programs. They believe that, when the protests and riots are over, they will still live in the United States that they knew before, but it will just be a slightly better nation.”

“Of course, people harbored the same delusions in 1959 Cuba and 1917 Russia. Even the foot soldiers of those revolutions likely believed they would still have the countries they grew up in, just with a brighter, more democratic future. They discovered far too late that at the heart of the movement in which they were caught up were hard men with very different ideas about the future.”

“We are not experiencing a wave of social unrest generated by injustice or police brutality. We are watching an insurrection in progress, one which uses police violence as a pretext, but which has as its goal the destruction of the existing social, economic and political order in the United States. Refuse Fascism is one of the primary umbrella organizations supporting Antifa demonstrations nationwide. Refuse Fascism is a creation of the Revolutionary Communist Party of the United States. If you watch footage of the chaos in our streets, you will quickly see signs linked to both groups.”

“The leader of the so-called RevComs is Bob Avakian. Avakian is a lifelong revoutionary, who spent his youth with Students for a Democratic Society, a domestic extremist group active in the 1960’s and 1970’s. In 2016 Avakian’s RevComs and other leftist groups formed Refuse Fascism. Avakian is remarkably direct about about the goals of this movement. ‘Let’s get down to basics. We need a revolution. Anything else, in the final analysis, is bullshit,’ he said recently.”

“Avakian’s party is no less direct. It has published a proposed constitution for the New Socialist Republic in North America, which it hopes to establish. Some excerpts from it read as follows: ‘The New Socialist Republic in North America is…a form of dictatorship – the dictatorship of the proletariat…’ ‘In accordance with this, the governing bodies and processes of this socialist state, at all levels, must be vehicles for the furtherance of the communist revolution…'”

“‘The armed forces, militia and other organs of public defense and security shall be under a system of overall leadership combining the central Executive Council and the Revolutionary Communist Party, with the Party having the ultimate leadership responsibility and role.’ ‘The responsibility for the enforcement of the laws and the defense of the Constitution by the organs of public security resides with the Executive Council, with the overall and ultimate leadership of the Revolutionary Communist Party.'”

“Behind the RevComs, Refuse Fascism and their allied organizations is a fundraising and financing apparatus that has been building inside this nation for decades. For instance, Refuse Fascism is partially funded by an organization called the Alliance for Global Justice. The Alliance for Global Justice originated in an organization called the Nicaragua Network, a group created to support the Marxist Sandinista regime in Nicaragua. The founders of the Alliance are both veterans of that effort and have strong ties to the Sandinistas. One of them, Chuck Kaufman, was also one of the founders of a group called A.N.S.W.E.R., an organization focused on ending U.S. ‘threats’ against North Korea, Iran, Venezuela and Cuba and an end to the ‘colonial-style occupation in Palestine and in Haiti.'”

“The Alliance for Global Justice, in turn, receives funding from a wide range of organizations. One of them is the Tides Foundation. You may have never heard the group, but its power is vast: It annual spending is measured in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Tides is generally credited with having pioneered anonymous ‘Dark Money’ transactions for leftist organizations. ‘Structural racism’ is a common theme in many Tides Foundation projects, as is the concept of ‘white privilege.'”

“Other financiers of The Alliance for Global Justice include George Soros’s Open Society Foundation, the Arca Foundation (which also backs the Communist regime in Cuba), the New World Foundation (which sponsors radical leftists movements in El Salvador), and the Foundation for Deep Ecology, an extreme environmental group that sees humans as a plague on the Earth’s surface.”

“More connections could easily be drawn, but the point is not the individual links. What matters is the big picture: The mobs wrecking our cities and terrorizing the public are not spontaneously organizing or self-funding. They are the manifestation of years of preparation, organization, and sponsorship from a vast network of foundations and front organizations.”

“The groups sponsoring the 2020 rioters are hostile to the United States of America as it currently exists. They have long since made common cause with some of our most dangerous enemies. Now, what they want is not reform. Phrases like ‘Black Lives Matter’ are a deliberate obfuscation, a time-honored tactic of radical left groups, used to make themselves and their goals seem less threatening.”

“What these extremist groups really want is something much more profound. It is, as one leftist speaker recently put it, the ‘abolition’ of the United States as we know it and its replacement with a Marxist state. This is not about reform. It is about revolution, and revolutions don’t care about elections.”

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  1. Revolution
    http://www.dictionary.com › browse › revolution
    a radical and pervasive change in society and the social structure, especially one made suddenly and often accompanied by violence

    I’m pretty open minded about politics. But I draw the line at socialism/communism. I said months ago it looked like there were forces using this virus, etc, to destroy cities. Well here it is for anyone to see.

      1. September 2, 2020 Eugene Oregon Elias Pendergrass charged with arson

        https://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/2020/09/man-arrested-on-arson-allegation-in-wildfire-west-of-eugene-deputies-say.html

        Sept. 7, 2020 Salinas, California: Anita Esquivel charged with arson

        https://kion546.com/news/2020/09/07/woman-accused-of-intentionally-starting-fires-on-highway-101-arrested/

        September 8, 2020 Spokane, WA: Christine Comello charged with arson

        https://www.khq.com/news/arson-suspect-arrested-after-allegedly-starting-multiple-fires-in-spokane-on-monday/article_62df8a40-f223-11ea-8a02-af6f5dca5965.html

        September 9, 2020: Man seen starting fires at Oregon state park, fire chief says

        https://news3lv.com/news/nation-world/man-seen-starting-fires-at-oregon-state-park-local-fire-chief-says

        September 10, 2020 Pallyup, WA Jeffrey Acorde (Antifa) charged with arson

        https://thepostmillennial.com/antifa-activist-charged-for-fire-set-in-washington

        September 10, 2020 Parkland, WA Unnamed man arrested for arson

        https://www.kiro7.com/news/local/we-got-another-one-second-man-arrested-intentionally-starting-brush-fire-pierce-county/5CA2YAQTEBBBZBOFKIRDGGKOLY/

        September 11, 2020 Phoenix, OR: Michael Jarrod Bakkela charged with arson

        https://ktvl.com/news/local/live-press-conference-regarding-almeda-and-obenchain-fires

        September 11, 2020 Springfield, OR Jonathan Maas charged with arson

        https://www.kezi.com/content/news/Springfield-man-accused-of-starting-small-brush-fire-in-Dexter-572385001.html

        https://wearethene.ws/notable/138234

        1. Arson happens every season in fire country. Previously it was only local news. I’ve defended a few of these arsonist over the years. Usually just local disputes, local grievances, or a contractor looking for fire related work.

      2. Now they’re setting fires and killing innocent people.

        Pol Pot, Mao Zedong, Stalin, the Kims and others approve.

          1. For myself, I’ve never been more optimistic about the future of this country than I am now.

            I wish I could say the same.

        1. J Ch, man! when did you hear me approving of totalitarian and brutal states? All I was saying is that ” comunism” and “comunists” are jut labels applied by the west to their ideological and political enemies in the east, and that human beings are absolutely incapable of living by that standard, and neither were any of those people that used this ideology as an excuse to pursue their own agendas.
          There were no communist states anywhere on the globe. All there were is a bunch of totalitarian regimes labeled as “comunists”.
          On the other hand, all I need is watch what’s going on around here, from massive poverty, to people with no identity, not knowing exactly what they are, and what this nation should be all about. Everyone goes his own way in the name of freedom, dying young with no healthcare, living miserable lives and working three jobs with no vacations just to make ends meet, indoctrinated, hating each other, no vision of a common future, everyone for himself grabbing whatever they can lay their hands one.
          Like I said, i lived my future long time ago, but surely you future looks pretty miserable.

          1. ‘you future looks pretty miserable’

            The problem is we don’t nip stuff in the bud. I’ve been to other countries, and many years ago I thought about living expat abroad. Then I went out there and realized we have the best country in the world. Largely because of freedom and standard of living. I have never seen the US have less racism and more equality of opportunity, than today. All this crap about how terrible it is is manufactured horse-shit.

            The truth is, much of the global population agrees and would move here in a heart-beat if they could. For myself, I’ve never been more optimistic about the future of this country than I am now.

          2. Dora,
            Nobody ever said that things didn’t get out of whack in the US, and that it isn’t causing some misery.
            The point is that if you replace it with something even more evil like Communist Big Gov, than a greater evil comes in .

            The problems in America are correctable, and Americans were happy with Capitalism until the Politicians sold out to rigged systems that aren’t even capitalism. The people didn’t vote for Globalism or monopolies, etc.
            It’s really been more of a gradual process that systems were hijacked. In part, a lot of Commie type Gov. Interference has messed up the USA big time.
            Why do you think half the Country elected a Capitalist named Trump.
            You think we are in misery now, it will seem like a day at the beach compared to Commie misery.

          3. Good try getting the communist camel’s nose under the tent, Dora. I think you came to the wrong place to try to market that crap.

          4. Yes, guys, that’s what I am. I’m actually a com in hiding.To bad the guys around here did not catch it when they issued my visa.
            On the other hand, of course this is the best plays to live…fo you. What else would you do? Your high school diplomas are as good as toilet paper anywhere elese around the globe. Where would you be able to earn a living in a competitive environment. Even around here the vast majority of hig payed jobs go to…well, let’s see…Asians? Guys that earn their education instead of buying it off the free market?
            Live your dream, and be happy you have a place to call hoem. Nobody esle would want you anywhere around their countries. But of course, you’ll just go and bomb them into oblivion, right?
            At least admit it, you can stand that thought of comi, because you believe it’s all yours, you love money and the things the money buys, materialist girls. Your culture is McDonald, hamburgers and hot dogs, and the biggest nuclear bombs around, and everyone should love and obey you because you manage to massacre and entire native population, so you must be the best.
            You’r best alright, best at subculture, at shooting and looting, and destroying other peoples counties to export your under-culture. Good job, mediocrities!!

          5. On the other hand, of course this is the best plays to live…fo you. What else would you do? Your high school diplomas are as good as toilet paper anywhere elese around the globe. Where would you be able to earn a living in a competitive environment. Even around here the vast majority of hig payed jobs go to…well, let’s see…Asians? Guys that earn their education instead of buying it off the free market?
            Live your dream, and be happy you have a place to call hoem. Nobody esle would want you anywhere around their countries. But of course, you’ll just go and bomb them into oblivion, right?

            Geezus, are you kidding me with this? And you’re living in the US right now? You are one rude, ungrateful person, that’s for sure.

          6. Nobody esle would want you anywhere around their countries

            I’ve been outside the USA enough to know that this, along with the rest of your poison generalizations, is wrong.

          7. when they issued my visa

            If this country sucks so much, then leave. There are plenty of people who would value that visa more than you do.

          8. I’m trying to write a comment but I can’t get my thoughts together. I guess it’s enough to say that the America of 1995 is far different from the America of 2020. Globalism has nearly destroyed us. The solution is not more globalism.

          9. Dora, It sounds like you are saying that a) Communism has never really been tried. b) You could implement it better.

            These are fallacies. The ideas around Marx’s theories are not new but they are also incorrect when it comes to describing how humans organize themselves.

            We see how f’d the US is but we don’t think it is because of a lack of collectivism. Much the opposite. Many of us realize it is an omnipotent nation state highly influenced by corporations and run by an oligarchy. I get it.

            We did have a vision of a common future and it was evolving. It was based on individual freedom and reliance on one another via the market place (individual choice without coercion) and backed up by charity. Now judging somebody by their character (Dr. MLK) is now deemed racist.

        1. “When you have a fire run 15 miles in one day, in one afternoon, there’s no model that can predict that,” U.S. Forest Service forester Steve Lohr told the AP about the Creek Fire, which has so far burned more than 175,000 acres and is just 6% contained. “The fires are behaving in such a way that we’ve not seen.”

          The FBI is on it. Of course, they’ve had 4 years to stop covering up their coup and still drag their heels.

          1. Wow Dora, getting a little hostile there telling everyone what you really think of America. Oh, we are so evil are we, we destroy other Countries. Did you ever ask yourself if you aren’t brainwashed.
            I bet you don’t even live in America, and your posting from another Country. You mentioned Spain one time. How do you like living under a King. We got rid of the King thing in the American Revolution.
            The thing about America is you can eat a McDonalds hamburger, or prime rib if you want to. That’s called freedom. I bet where you come from you tell yourselves how superior you are while you don’t do shit for the World.
            You could tell me what Country your from, but I know you won’t.

        2. Ok, that’s one of the lies of the current Commies. They say in summary that Communism has never been tried and those were just lables . What else can they do but lie given the dismal failure rate of Commie Countries and massive death toll.

          There is just no question that these were Communist States. The Commies are into rewriting history .

          It’s just that normal people don’t willingly just give up their life to Big Government to tell them what to do and what they get. That’s why it has to be forced.
          Commie Professors try to tell a tale that it’s just everyone sharing .
          Just look at what self serving A- holes most Politicians and leaders are. You want a Big Central Government in charge of your life?

      3. I was out backpacking last week near where the Lionshead fire is and had another trip planned for Washington this week. Fortunate for the timing to not have been trapped out there.

        Whether it’s antifa or tweakers, these people need to be drawn and quartered.

        The timing, much like in CA a few years back, has me calling shenanigans.

        1. Agreed. Most of the suspects arrested to date in the arsons have extensive criminal records with multiple arrests, yet few if any convictions, suggesting the usual catch-and-release, consequence-free, revolving-door trips through the criminal justice system that are a feature of Democrat-controlled judicial systems. We need to bring back public hangings for vermin like arsonists and looters.

      4. All done in the name of peaceful protest against racial injustice…and no COVID-19 transmission, either, thanks to the fashion hankies some of the protesters wear…

        1. St. Greta has conferred COVID-19 immunity from on high for those engaging in sanctioned social justice warrior activities.

  2. “A train of cars worms its way through the neighborhood, all honking incessantly, blasting ‘Bitch Better Have My Money’ and ‘Let’s Lynch the Landlord,’ causing a stir amongst neighbors; this ends in a rally in front of her mansion, demanding she do right by her tenants, leafleting the demands on her lawn and draping a red flag over her front door.”

    GIMME DAT!!!

    1. I think this California they are talking about. So how do you feel about this Californians? The LA Times article mentions they want to pay for everything by going after property owners, BTW.

      1. “The LA Times article mentions they want to pay for everything by going after property owners, BTW.”

        When the county assessor’s office sends a property owner a bill it’s actually a lien against your property.

      2. So how do you feel about this Californians?

        Imagine them rolling up on Alyssa Milano’s mansion, armed to the teeth, with her lily white asz telling them how woke she is, pleading with them to spare her ’cause she “understands.”

      3. So how do you feel about this Californians?’ Just got back from looking at Oro Valley AZ that’s how I feel about it. And Catalina .
        I always liked that part of the desert. They had a fire also earlier I think Big Horn fire. Fires are just what happens in dry areas. CA had a multi year drought and many dead trees because of bark beetles. This year it came really early and is burning really bad. I saw the smoke all the way from Tucson.

        And how can gas stations right over the boarder in CA stay in Business when AZ has gas for 1 dollar a gallon cheaper ?

        1. “Fires are just what happens in dry areas.”

          Visiting SoCal during summer in my youth the night skies looking north over the San Gabriel mountains were always glowing with fire and smoke. It was always miserable hot around West Covina and Ontario; couldn’t wait to visit the beach. Air pollution was so bad it was difficult to see the signs along the freeway. Seems like the only thing that has changed is that it’s more crowded now.

  3. Such cross pollination is the explicit goal of this model of organizing, which seeks to fill every neighborhood with capable, self-assured organizers nodally supporting a culture of combativity.

    Follow the money. There’s an agenda in play here, and the bankrollers and brains of the operation are completely indifferent about downtrodden tenants.

    1. I think we can now conclude this “homeless epidemic” and drug use was not an accident.

      ‘The Alliance for Global Justice, in turn, receives funding from a wide range of organizations. One of them is the Tides Foundation. You may have never heard the group, but its power is vast: It annual spending is measured in the hundreds of millions of dollars’

      These people want to destroy. What’s happening to NYC was intentional. You got a Marxist mayor who wants to burn it all down.

      1. Follow the money, and you’ll see who’s pulling the strings on all these radical-left groups, as well as their Democrat Party accessories and enablers.

        https://capitalresearch.org/article/tides-center-takes-control-of-black-lives-matter-global-network/

        CRC also revealed that Thousand Currents’ board of directors included Susan Rosenberg, a former member of the communist Weather Underground—which planted bombs across the United States—and convicted domestic terrorist who served a 16-year sentence in federal prison for possession of 740 pounds of unstable dynamite stolen from a Texas construction firm in 1980.

        Rosenberg was described as a “human and prisoner rights advocate” on Thousand Currents’ website. Thousand Currents removed the webpage(archived) for its board shortly after CRC published Rosenberg’s connections to armed violence and terrorism.

  4. ‘Though this infrastructure is still new and skeletal, it is based on a straightforward, mobile, and repeatable model, designed to pool leverage, one that is propagating more quickly than ever. Amassing the requisite forces to push across the threshold, particular to each landlord, that will allow tenants to extract concessions and weaken the landlord’s grip, in a reliably repeatable fashion, is an art and science that proletarians in the US are only starting to grapple with at any significant scale’

    I’ve been asking for months, when reporting on this “cancel rents” crap, why doesn’t the media mention it is basically saying capitalism must be abolished? Cuz that’s the fact. We are letting a whole lot of bat-sh$t crazy stuff fly under the radar.

    1. ‘Though this infrastructure is still new and skeletal, it is based on a straightforward, mobile, and repeatable model, designed to pool leverage, one that is propagating more quickly than ever.

      Democrat play book:

      1) Build out Red Guard organizational infrastructures, cadres, and Useful Idiots

      2) Deploy Red Guards as enforcers against anyone who resists collectivist agenda

      1. ‘Democrat play book’

        I don’t agree. I was watching a video compilation of local Democrat office holders in small towns quitting the party the other day. One pointed up to the flag and said “the party wants to burn that every day.” Burning flags and knelling during the anthem are very bad visuals. People are catching on. Democrats should resist the extremists trying to take over. Actually I think that’s already happening.

        1. Some “traditional” Democrats are exiting the party, appalled by what it has become. But the party itself remains firmly under the control of its globalist oligarch bankrollers, and they are the ones that are calling the shots. No coincidentally, they are also bankrolling these proliferating radical left movements like BLM and Antifa. The corporate corporate Democrats like Pelosi, Biden, Crooked Hillary, etc. were bad, but at least they understood that the parasites can’t be allowed to kill the productive host. But now they’re being shunted aside by the likes of The Squad, who are Marxists to their core and hellbent on destroying what remains of heritage America.

          1. Well said Boo Randy.
            Ben, that was a good article you posted on this thread.

            Everybody know I have been trying to ring the bell about this Commie Revolution stuff. I started noticing it a couple of years ago. It’s a
            overthrow attempt , as hard as that is to believe.
            This social justice crap, false racism narratives, America bad and rewrite history, cancel culture and change words, is as about Commie methods as you can get. Oh, I forgot about taking away free speech, guns, you name it.
            I don’t know how many are into this so called Commie Revolution, but peaceful protestors isn’t what it is.

            Unless your a Commie true believer, which means your a stupid brainwashed Country hater, regular people I don’t think want this. It must be put asunder as all BS movements should be. They want force and extortion, fear and false narratives. Not surprising they want to defund the Police so they can run amuck.
            A story like this played out in Germany that resulted in the rise of that nut Hilter.

            Just unbelievable how this could be playing out in America and it has to be stopped.

          1. Bush Administration And Campaign Officials Endorse Biden …
            http://www.npr.org › 2020/07/01 › hundreds-of-former-bush-o…
            Jul 1, 2020 – Leaders of a new super PAC said they don’t support Biden’s full political agenda but agree with an “urgent need to restore the soul of this …

            43 Alumni for Biden: Ex-George W. Bush officials launch new …
            http://www.cnn.com › 2020/07/01 › politics › george-w-bush-4…
            Ex-George W. Bush officials launch new group supporting Joe Biden. By Chandelis Duster, CNN. Updated 11 …
            Jul 2, 2020

            Former George W. Bush officials form super PAC to support …
            http://www.cbsnews.com › news › george-w-bush-super-pac-…
            Jul 2, 2020 – Bush have formed a super PAC supporting Joe Biden for president. It’s the latest instance of old-guard Republicans uniting to not only oppose …

            Former George W. Bush Officials Launch PAC Supporting Joe …
            http://www.forbes.com › sites › andrewsolender › 2020/07/01
            Jul 1, 2020 – Bush administration launched a PAC on Wednesday to support presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden, part of a growing network of …

            Ex-Bush officials launch super PAC backing Biden over Trump
            apnews.com › …
            Jul 1, 2020 – Bush administration and campaign officials have launched a new super PAC supporting Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, the latest …

            Exclusive: Hundreds of George W. Bush administration …
            http://www.reuters.com › article › exclusive-hundreds-of-geo…
            Jul 1, 2020 – Hundreds of officials who worked for former Republican President George W. Bush … of George W. Bush administration officials to back Biden, group says … 43 Alumni for Biden – to support the former vice president in his Nov.

          2. Not really about Trump because this Commie insurrection has been in the making for decades.
            Your just seeing the more advanced stage of it where they come out in the open.

          3. “It’s the latest instance of old-guard Republicans uniting to not only oppose …”

            Washington DC is all about logrolling, e.g., trading of favors, or quid pro quo, such as vote trading by legislative members, etc., so everyone has to walk the same direction to get something done. DJT isn’t even on the log.

          4. What were they supposed to do, when he won his primaries without them?

            At some point they have admit that’s who voters wanted.

          5. “At some point they have admit that’s who voters wanted.”

            Hillary Rodham Clinton never has come to terms with that reality. Her, “Not My President,” meme has exacerbated the authority conflict on America’s streets today. In many countries she’d be charged with sedition.

  5. ‘We propose dismantling those structures and prioritizing how resources will be directed in order to achieve a more accountable Los Angeles driven by outcomes centered on racial equity.’

    Whup, there it is. You can’t compete, so you want mandatory quotas and coerced “investment” from taxpayers. These extortionate demands are only going to get worse as the tipping point is reached on our demographics.

          1. Right now about 95% of the population are sheeple who get their news and information from globalist media outlets. Until a critical mass of those people get red-pilled, it’s going to be SSDD for the foreseeable future. I suspect a lot of people in Oregon have gotten their road-to-Damascus experience over the past few days.

      1. You can’t bargain with these people. We gotta wake up to that.

        There is no such thing anymore as the “loyal opposition”. The concept of the “compromise” is out the window. It’s their way or the highway now.

        1. And they think I’m giving up my guns? Oh, hell no.

          Oops, I meant to say, I was meekly prepared to hand over my AR-15 to Comrade Beto’s Chekists like a good little kulak, prior to my recent unfortunate boating accident that resulted in my guns and ammo being lost in the watery depths.

      2. ” You can’t bargain with these people.”

        That’s the truth.
        After spending a long time studying the methods of Commies, I found out that they aren’t interested in compromise. That’s why they have no interest in counter arguments. Shout the opposition down, don’t let them speak, shame them, call them a racist, all methods actually taught to them.

    1. “Members of the group, called the Civic Alliance, saw dire implications for the “low income and marginalized communities of color” that are the focus of their work, said Fred Ali, president and chief executive of the Weingart Foundation.”

      Looks like the blue eyes will keep us off-balance by shoving BLM issues up our collective aZZ while they continue strip mining the country via the fed reserve and wahl street.

  6. “‘They don’t know s–, they do what they’re told. They’re f—ing guard dogs. They’re f—ing guard dogs. They’re just animals like pit bulls, they’re f—ing guard dogs,’ CdeBaca is heard saying to the officers.

    Imagine if we had a system where the only people who could vote were those who paid more into the system in taxes than they took out in benefits. No more termites in the foundation like CdeBaca elected to oversee the “redistribution of the wealth.”

    1. That’s what dad used to say, e.g., pay your taxes on one side, and turn it over and vote; not a taxpayer, not a voter.

  7. ‘They don’t know s–, they do what they’re told. They’re f—ing guard dogs. They’re f—ing guard dogs. They’re just animals like pit bulls, they’re f—ing guard dogs,’ CdeBaca is heard saying to the officers’

    Klassy with a K.

    ‘I challenge anyone to walk a single block on the 16th Mall, the heart of downtown, and not see, smell or step in all of the five P’s — pee, poop, puke, pot and panhandlers’

    1. Kim Foxx, the corrupt, incompetent Democrat (redundant) AG who gave Smollett a free pass for his race hoax that cost the city $130,000 and further inflamed racial tensions, is a Soros plant. Soros and his fellow globalists are investing heavily in subverting municipal judicial systems to ensure “get out of jail free” passes for the likes of Smollett and hug-a-thug policies towards rioters, looters, and street thugs, while throwing the book at law-abiding citizens who use firearms to defend themselves.

      https://www.foxnews.com/politics/da-soros-justice

      1. Looks like a page out of the Kaepernick playbook.

        1. Nobody hires you because you suck at your job.
        2. Claim that you were “blacklisted.”
        3. Profit!

  8. ‘As September is Realtor Safety Month, the National Association of Realtors has released its 2020 Member Safety Report. According to the report, 31% of Realtors said they feel unsafe during an open house or showings, and 27% said they feel unsafe when meeting a new client for the first time at a scheduled location or property.’

    ‘Those fears are not unfounded. Just this week, NAR reported that a real estate agent in Draper, Utah, was showing what she thought was a vacant house for sale to a potential buyer. Behind one locked bedroom door in the basement, however, they found a man holding a rifle, according to police reports. The man allegedly told the agent and potential buyer to get off the property.’

    ‘Realtors also have to contend with the people they allow into house. While conducting an open house, 3% reported theft of prescription drugs and 32% reported theft of opioids. While giving a home tour, 2% reported theft of prescription drugs and 16% reported theft of opioids.’

    ‘Thirty-five percent reported they encountered a crime after receiving a threatening or inappropriate email, text message, phone call, or voicemail, and 17% said they encountered a crime during an open house.’

    ‘Fear for their personal safety or safety of their personal information was a common concern, with 35% of female Realtors in suburban or metro/urban areas saying they had this fear.’

    ‘This year, more female Realtors are carrying self-defense weapons or tools than last year – in 2020, 50% of women are carrying a self-defense weapon or tool while 46% of male Realtors do the same. In 2019, it was 49% of female Realtors and 45% of male Realtors.’

    https://www.housingwire.com/articles/nar-31-of-realtors-say-they-feel-unsafe-at-open-houses/

    ‘While conducting an open house…32% reported theft of opioids’

    That’s kinda stands out.

    1. 32% reported theft of opioids

      Years ago, PBS NOVA aired a program on opioid/heroin addicts. One of the addicts interviewed said that when her opioid prescription ran out, she’d go to open houses to look for more. So it’s a pretty common first step for them.

      You would think that the seller would take the opioids or any other valuables out of the house before a showing.

      1. You would think that the seller would take the opioids or any other valuables out of the house before a showing.

        Right?!

  9. ‘Young people are watching, learning and listening to the conversation regarding racial inequality — sometimes, they’re even teaching. Six-year-old Jordyn Smith’s words resonated with people across the country.’

    “The people that are saying Black Lives Matter, it made me proud and happy. It made me feel like, it made me feel like I was a person,” Jordyn said while attending a peaceful Black Lives Matter demonstration in downtown Cincinnati.’

    ‘Jatara McGee, a reporter with Ohio-based WLWT, who reported the stories, says Jordyn’s words made an immediate impact on viewers.’

    “I got messages from people that said, ‘I hadn’t really made up my mind about what I think about what’s going on. But hearing that little girl and what she had to say, made me think differently about all of this.’ And I think that’s part of our role as journalists right now is to show those different perspectives and give people a full picture to make up their mind about the current events.”

    https://www.koat.com/article/field-notes-a-child-perspective/33980844

    ‘that’s part of our role as journalists right now’

        1. This market is on fire!

          Opinion
          Opinion: The California Dream, A Catastrophic Wake-Up Call
          September 12, 2020
          7:52 AM ET
          Heard on Weekend Edition Saturday
          Scott Simon
          2-Minute Listen
          A funnel appears in a thick plume of smoke from the Loyalton Fire last month in Lassen County, Calif. It is one of many wildfires to have hit the state recently.
          Katelynn & Jordan Hewlett/AP

          The dreamscape of California has looked like a hellscape this week. California, America’s Golden State — “Warm, palmy air — air you can kiss …” wrote Jack Kerouac — has had choking air, scalding heat and surreal orange skies.

          California has been the dreamland of so many who hope to strike it rich or start over, a state of mind, as well as a state: a place for fresh starts, freeways and free love.

          This season has brought a cascade of calamities to California and the West, atop the pandemic. And Californians may wonder whether these are catastrophes to be endured just once a century or a generation, or are they a new way of life?

          Steve Pennebaker, a software engineer and fourth-generation Californian, told us this week that when drought, fires, blackouts and mudslides struck his state time after time these past few years, friends would say, “Well, this is once in a lifetime.”

          “I’ve been hearing ‘once in a lifetime’ every few months for years now,” he told us.

          Steve and his wife, Susan Parker, were already discouraged by how so much of the state they love had become impossible to afford. Rent and home prices soar for those who can pay, while many of those who can’t are left to live out of their cars — or sleep on the streets of California’s great, glittering cities.

        2. Associated Press
          Crews battling California fires head to devastated areas, brace for rising death toll
          Published: Sept. 12, 2020 at 9:59 a.m. ET
          By Associated Press
          – Historic fires in California have burned more land than the size of the state of Connecticut
          – Firefighters monitor a controlled burn along Nacimiento-Fergusson Road to help contain the Dolan Fire near Big Sur, Calif., Friday, Sept. 11, 2020.
          Associated Press

          Smoke from massive wildfires that painted California skies orange was also helping crews corral the deadliest blaze of the year, but despite the progress there was concern that the death toll could mount as crews reach devastated areas.

          Nine people, including a 16-year-old boy, have been confirmed dead since lightning-caused fires that started weeks ago fused into a monster that largely destroyed Berry Creek, a tiny hamlet in the Sierra Nevada foothills northeast of San Francisco.

        3. The Financial Times
          Coronavirus business update 30 days complimentary
          Climate change
          Firefighters look to weather for respite from raging US wildfires
          – The record-breaking conflagration has devoured millions of acres in the west
          – George Coble walks through what remains of a home on his property destroyed by a wildfire Saturday in Mill City, Oregon
          © AP
          Richard Waters in Los Angeles
          26 minutes ago

          Firefighters who had been losing ground to the huge wildfires ravaging the western US reported making headway in containing the blazes on Saturday, as cooler temperatures and a drop in wind speeds brought temporary respite amid the historic conflagration.

          California’s fire agency also said that moist coastal air moving onshore early next week was likely to help in the battle against the fires, which include three of the four biggest on record in the largest US state.

          However, officials also warned of a possible return to “critical fire weather” next week, at what is still typically an early stage in a normal autumn fire season. The fires have far surpassed anything on record, including devouring more than 3.2m acres in California, an area the size of Connecticut.

          The weekend respite left officials in Oregon, which late last week saw the worst outbreaks in the month-long burst of wildfires, trying to assess the extent of the fatalities and damage. Although only six deaths had been confirmed by early afternoon on Saturday, an official warned the day before that the state was preparing for a “mass fatality incident” given what was already known about the extent of the destruction to buildings in the state.

          Choking smoke in the region made the response harder over the weekend, with Portland reported to have the world’s worst air quality among major cities. Suburban areas of the city, in Oregon’s far North West, were directly threatened by the wildfires late last week, forcing officials to warn 500,000 people they might need to flee their homes. The evacuations so far have been fewer than a tenth of that number.

          The confusion that took hold as the spread of the fires accelerated in Oregon at the end of last week was added to by what law enforcement officials dismissed as unsubstantiated claims on social media that leftwing activists were deliberately setting fires to drive people from their homes and make looting easier. The wide attention to the rumours, particularly after recent civil unrest in Portland, led the FBI to issue a statement saying they were untrue.

        4. A co-worker with a million or two in stock is looking in Thousand Oaks for a modestly priced homes about 40 year old and just under a million bucks, says they sell out a day after listed.

          Hes sorta screwed wife is insisting on a house after renting for 20 years . He was hired same time I was back in 2001 and rented the whole time. I was so pissed at housing prices I moved to Phoenix in 2006 and rented didn’t move back until I saw the company was going public and there was money to be had AND home prices had crashed finally. And there was and its about over. Its happening again but worse. Unbelievable.

  10. I don’t know where you get your information about other cities, but it does not reflect what is on the ground in NYC right now.

    “Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and her staff found more than 330 vacant storefronts along New York City’s iconic Broadway.”

    At an average of 20 feet per storefront, ten storefronts per block, 20 blocks per mile (on each side of the street), and 12 miles of Broadway in Manhattan, we are talking about 4,800 or so storefronts. That’s only a 6.9% vacancy rate, far lower than in most suburban shopping centers.

    Wait for the pandemic to end, and then cut the rent. The space will fill. Perhaps with the kind of business that used to be there before every landlord wanted an outpost of a global luxury brand as a tenant.

    1. we are talking about 4,800 or so storefronts

      I’m imagining there is a lot on Broadway that is not “20 ft. storefronts”. Parks, schools, theaters & etc.

  11. It seems like the Free Sh!t Army is organizing its demands for free housing.

    Good luck, slumlord millionaires!

    “Though this infrastructure is still new and skeletal, it is based on a straightforward, mobile, and repeatable model, designed to pool leverage, one that is propagating more quickly than ever. Amassing the requisite forces to push across the threshold, particular to each landlord, that will allow tenants to extract concessions and weaken the landlord’s grip, in a reliably repeatable fashion, is an art and science that proletarians in the US are only starting to grapple with at any significant scale. But it will be fluency and overwhelming force that the coming crisis requires.”

    1. It seems like the Free Sh!t Army is organizing its demands for free housing.

      The Free Sh!t Army can’t organize its sock drawer. They are Useful Idiots being organized and deployed by the Bolsheviks on the orders of their globalist puppetmasters.

      1. I give you Exhibit A. The globalist brains of the operation and their Bolshevik cadres and agitators couldn’t care less about downtrodden tenants or the priced-out homeless. It’s all about absolute power and control, followed by helping themselves to other people’s stuff. Gee, Dora, this privileged little Trotskyist’s notes don’t indicate the Christ-like benevolence you attribute to collectivists.

        https://nypost.com/2020/09/11/wealthy-blm-protesters-notes-reveal-plan-to-occupy-luxury-nyc-pads/

  12. It’s a crying shame if NYC goes to the dogs, as well as any City or location.

    Locations that got gutted by Globalism was a crying shame also. Unaffordable housing because of that Ponzi Scheme/mania is a crying shame, homeless ness beyond belief , now Commie insurrection.

    This is not looking good at all. Wildfires that Nancy Pelosi claim are due to Climate Change. Liar!

    I guess the adage that things have to get bad before they can get better might apply here.

    1. ‘Attorney General William Barr has reiterated his concerns about the journalistic landscape in America, saying that the press has done away with journalistic integrity in order to propagate political narratives. “They’re basically a collection of liars. Most of the mainstream media. They’re a collection of liars and they know exactly what they’re doing,” Barr said in an interview with conservative outlet Townhall on Friday.’

      “A perfect example of that were the riots. Right on the street it was clear as day what was going on, anyone observing it, reporters observing it, it could not have escaped their attention that this was orchestrated violence by a hardened group of street fighting radicals and they kept on excluding from their coverage all the video of this and reporting otherwise and they were doing that for partisan reasons, and they were lying to the American people. It wasn’t until they were caught red-handed after essentially weeks of this lie that they even started feeling less timid.”

      ‘Meanwhile, Democratic lawmakers have declined to condemn the violence and destruction, with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) describing the anarcho-communist extremist group Antifa’s involvement in the riots as “a myth.”

      “It’s funny that you had record numbers of police being injured during ‘peaceful’ protests. You know usually in protests, you have large numbers of injured rioters and a modest number of injured law enforcement. I’m talking about back in the ’90s and ’60s, ’60s to the ’90s, nowadays very few rioters get injured, very few and hundreds, even thousands of officers have been injured,” Barr said.’

      ‘He said that he believes many journalists have “dropped any pretense of professional objectivity and are political actors” who use their reporting to shape a political narrative regardless of the truth. “It’s very destructive to our republic; it’s very destructive to the Democratic system to have that, especially being so monolithic. It’s contributing to a lot of the intensity and partisanship,” the attorney general said.’

      ‘An increasing number of Americans are losing confidence in the media to deliver the news objectively. A recent trust-in-media poll by Gallup and The Knight Foundation found that 86 percent of the people surveyed between Nov. 8, 2019 and Feb. 16, 2020 believed that the media is biased, up from 62 percent in 2007.’

      https://www.theepochtimes.com/barr-criticizes-journalistic-integrity-of-media-over-riot-coverage_3497391.html

      1. This whole thread is just excellent.

        And a welcome reminder that if you don’t like the narrative that Real Journalists are selling, all you have to do is stop giving them money. No cable or subscription TeeVee, no paying for magazine or newspaper subscriptions, and block all ads on every browser of every device you use.

        STOP GIVING THEM MONEY.

      2. AG Barr seems pretty level headed to me, but the left keeps attacking him . Attacking Barr in these bogus Congress hearings just takes the cake if you have ever seen one.

        Just anybody that talks common sense is the enemy of the Resistance.

        I think it’s weird that you got a Political Party that is a Resistance anyway.
        Aren’t political parties suppose to be representing the entirety of the Nation?
        So ,they are saying they are the Resistance to half the Country who elected Trump.

        Very strange that the Left is treating half the Country (Trump voters), like they were enemy forces . It very weird. The left didn’t accept the transmission of power to Trump, tried to take him out by any sleazy means they could think of.

        The only thing that might come close to division like this was during the Civil War times in US.

        1. AG Barr seems pretty level headed

          And quite a sense of humor. He managed to get in some real zingers despite all those “reclaiming my time.”

          1. Redpilled,
            I know, I think Barr is funny also.
            All these leftist drama queens that attack all the time are like something out of a bad movie.
            But, the looks on Barr’s face are priceless.

    2. I covered ANTIFA as a TV reporter, here’s what news often leaves out

      Antifa scum and Real Journalists are hirelings for the same globalist oligarch masters.

  13. How is business plan to use dumb borrowed money to buy a buttload of rental properties at mania price levels and rent them out at monthly payments that take up half of the tenants’ pre-covid paycheck working out for all of the New Age real estate investment geniuses who went down this path?

    1. These accounts are frightening, even if you aren’t a landlord. Who knew the Fed’s housing mania price reflation plan was sowing the seeds of revolution?

      “A train of cars worms its way through the neighborhood, all honking incessantly, blasting ‘Bitch Better Have My Money’ and ‘Let’s Lynch the Landlord,’ causing a stir amongst neighbors; this ends in a rally in front of her mansion, demanding she do right by her tenants, leafleting the demands on her lawn and draping a red flag over her front door.”

      1. The FED is an absolute disgrace. They have painted themselves into a corner, and the only thing they can do now is use the printing press to buy up every junk asset and park it on their balance sheet. How does a FED with a $30 TRILLION dollar balance sheet help society or humanity?

        1. “The FED…”

          This. Every dislocation. Every imbalance. Every inequality. It all points back here if you can sift through the various layers and distractions.

        2. help society or humanity?

          They are debt pushers and have enslaved tens of millions. There is nothing in it about helping. Keeping the herd moving is all.

    1. “what are you even ‘protesting,’ at this point?”

      They don’t even know. The Twitter video clip of the black female motorist in Portland getting harassed by 120 pound stick-arm white boys from a few days ago is a great example.

      Sorry your hiking plans got cancelled. We made it up above 13,000′ elevation near Keystone ski area today. Lots of snow on the ground and nasty wind made it a shorter day than we had planned…

      1. “We made it up above 13,000′ elevation near Keystone ski area today.”

        Nice!

        Honestly, a weekend off isn’t the worst thing. This time of year – after the 2 legged bugs, as well as the 6 legged ones, leave the area – I tend to try to get in too much. Planning on the North Cascades in a few weeks. Hope the snow holds off a bit longer as I’ll likely be above 8,000 feet.

    2. In a cancel culture regime, you’d better say you think BLM is awesome, or else live with the possibility of being canceled.

      1. Isn’t it extortion that your cancelled if you don’t have positive things to say about a group? How about using racism as a front for Communist overtake.
        All the evidence shows BLM are Commies.
        A Russian operative revealed that the Commies noticed that Racism was a weak point in USA, therefore they decided to use it to divide and conquer America. The Operative said that they figured it would take 20 years to get into the educational system and brainwash the youth.
        They want to do anything to demoralize the culture, especially the white culture.
        It’s just so contrived.

      2. What happens if you’re canceled ? Does it affect your credit score ?
        Does your insurance go higher ? Do you get fired ? do your legs get broken ?

  14. new book Einstein in Bohemia quote of Einstein There are absolutely no people with natural feeling: unemotional and a peculiar mix of snobbish and servile, without any sort of goodwill toward their fellows. Ostentatious luxury next to creeping misery on the streets. A bleakness of thought without faith. Sounds like today He was describing Prague 1911

    1. Einstein said that? That was about 3 years before World
      War One broke out. The observation is interesting to me.

    1. December 8, 1980 I was at a bar called Augie’s in Cos Cob Ct. with my girlfriend. I walked from the back room where we were seated at a table talking and listening to the jukebox to the bar and ordered a pitcher of beer. Standing at the end of the bar looking at the people sitting there shootin’ the sh#t I heard this from the TV on the wall behind me that had the Monday Night Football game on…

      https://youtu.be/n73GFvAyIjs?t=26

      Stunned, I turned and looked at the screen to make sure I was hearing what I thought I was hearing. As you can see and hear if you watched the clip they went right back to the play by play. I turned back as the bartender was bringing my pitcher and asked…

      Did you hear that!?

      What?

      John Lennon was shot to death.

      He looked at me like I grew another head, so I asked the drunks at the bar…

      Did you hear that!?

      What?

      John Lennon was shot to death.

      They looked at me like I grew two more heads, had a confused drunk look on their faces and turned back around to go on with their Inebriated conversation.

      To this day that was one of the most surreal moments of my life. The fact that it happened, the way Howard Cosell delivered the news and went back to the game and the fact I heard it with twenty-five people who didn’t hear it or believe me when I told them it happened.

          1. That’s a beautiful interview. Thanks for sharing. Makes me think the Beatles might have eventually reunited if not for Jon Lennon’s untimely death. I hadn’t realized his connection to Ronald Reagan, who himself narrowly survived an assassination attempt. Fame and fortune have associated risks!

  15. A few questions:

    1. When if ever will the free biscuits welfare program end for home owners and renters? If so, will it be renewed ad infinitum so they never have to pay their bills again?

    2. Will foreign buyers like Chinese CCP laundering money outside of China continue to buy up California real estate thus inflating housing prices and causing low inventory?

    3. Will COVID scam end and things open up back to normal in California and scaredy cat paranoid sellers put their homes back on the market?

      1. Are slavery reparations a slam dunk if Biden-Harris get elected?

        I don’t think I owe the descendants of slaves a wooden nickel, as my ancestors showed up too late to have any role in the slave era, but nonetheless, I expect to be charged for reparations, due to living while white.

          1. Will Hispanics be forced to pay?

            This could get interesting.

            Everybody will pay, even blacks. It’s just that only blacks will collect.

          2. I’m thinking that while whites will be unwilling to push back, Hispanics will push back and demand that they be exempt from paying for reparations, or will demand their own reparations.

          3. their own reparations.

            Any kind of demands for something extra by a racial group undermines our efforts to live together as equals.

        1. “due to living while white.”

          Yes, you won’t be able to escape with your white privilege this time.

          Seriously, though, this is where the discussion gets interesting…and dangerous. I ask, if systemic racism is acknowledged, then what?

          Don’t know about a slam dunk, but why take the chance?

          1. Way past Statue of Limitations to pay raparations IMHO. It would be to hard figuring it anyway. Than you would have to deduct the Trillons in welfare given to blacks in the last 50 years, as well as affirmative action.

            The one United States case that comes close was the reparations for the Japanese that FDR put in camps during War War II. They ruled that only Japanese Citizens that were in the camps got paid, No offspring got paid and no person who wasn’t a Citizen got paid.
            As far as this reparations talk goes, it’s the new bribe from the Dems to get votes.

          2. Way past Statue of Limitations to pay raparations IMHO. It would be to hard figuring it anyway. Than you would have to deduct the Trillons in welfare given to blacks in the last 50 years, as well as affirmative action.

            You’re assuming this is driven by logic and fairness.

  16. foment
    verb | FOH-ment
    Definition
    to promote the growth or development of : rouse, incite

    Did You Know?

    If you had sore muscles in the 1600s, your doctor might have advised you to foment the injury, perhaps with heated lotions or warm wax. Does this sound like an odd prescription? Not if you know that foment traces to the Latin verb fovēre, which means “to heat or warm” or “to soothe.” The earliest documented English uses of foment appear in medical texts offering advice on how to soothe various aches and pains by the application of moist heat. In time, the idea of applying heat became a metaphor for stimulating or rousing to action. Foment then started being used in political contexts to mean “to stir up” or “to call to action.”

    1. The Financial Times
      Coronavirus business update 30 days complimentary
      Tesla Inc
      Tesla reversal tests faith in Elon Musk’s ‘business miracle’
      Electric carmaker’s retail fan base remain defiant in face of biggest one-day drop
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      Richard Henderson and Eric Platt in New York yesterday

      As Tesla’s share price tumbled over the past week, David Baird watched more than $1m melt away from the value of his positions, cutting his holdings by almost half.

      The pullback was a test for an army of small investors who have piled in to the stock of the electric carmaker, helping to make it one of the most valuable publicly traded companies in the world. For some diehard fans such as Mr Baird, a 54-year-old freelance IT manager, the latest slide in Tesla shares — in which it shed about $120bn of market capitalisation — was painful. But it has not yet offered a reason to cash out.

      “I’m constantly bombarded by people who think they know better, telling me to sell over the past five years — that’s why I’m up,” said Mr Baird, who works in Brussels and hails from Shrewsbury in the UK’s West Midlands. He shrugs off the $1.2m paper loss on his Tesla stock and derivatives, which cut his holdings to $1.5m. “Once you’ve driven a Tesla you have to have one. It burns you up. It eats you inside.”

      To some, Tesla has become an emblem of a market that moves on its own momentum with little regard for the health of the economy or the profits that companies are generating. The stock’s rise has been propelled by retail buyers, who also traded a huge number of options tied to the company, helping to drive the shares even higher.

      Price moves have been volatile and, at times, hard to explain. But starry-eyed investors point to the company’s ability to dramatically increase production of electric vehicles. Some have left their day jobs for work tied to the carmaker, while others have ploughed their savings accounts into its shares.

      Many who spoke to the Financial Times said they remained all-in on the company, despite the record one-day plunge in the stock of 21 per cent on Tuesday. Even after recent falls, Tesla’s equity is worth almost four times the sum of General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler.

      “This isn’t an equity price miracle or the market being irrational. This is the market processing one of the greatest business miracles of all time,” said investor Galileo Russell, who runs a popular Tesla podcast. On the company’s earnings call two years ago, chief executive Elon Musk allowed him time to ask a question — a spot most companies reserve for professional analysts.

      1. Tesla reversal tests faith in Elon Musk’s ‘business miracle’

        This isn’t a “business miracle,” it’s a speculative orgy created by the FED.

    1. Dozens of people remain unaccounted for as deadly wildfires scorch Western states
      By Amir Vera and Susannah Cullinane, CNN
      Updated 7:25 AM ET, Sun September 13, 2020
      Oregon resident: We didn’t think it’d get this devastating

      (CNN) Dozens of wildfires tearing through communities across the West have left at least 33 people dead, and authorities fear dozens more are missing and unaccounted for.

      Of the people killed since some of the fires broke out in mid-August, 22 have been in California, many of them in the past few days. Ten people have been killed in Oregon and one child was killed in Washington state.

      Across the West, 97 large fires were burning Saturday, including 12 in Idaho and nine in Montana, according to the National Interagency Fire Center.
      Smoke from the massive blazes is making the air quality unhealthy, federal air quality monitors warned. That can irritate the lungs and cause inflammation, which can affect the immune system, making people more at risk of lung infections such as coronavirus.

      California: Three of the state’s five largest wildfires burning now
      In California, firefighters are battling more than two dozen major fires across the state, but officials expressed hope that improving weather conditions will boost firefighters’ efforts to control the flames.

  17. Millennials to redistribute wealth from older generations to the young in new ‘age of disorder,’ warns Deutsche strategist
    Last Updated: Sept. 12, 2020 at 9:11 a.m. ET
    First Published: Sept. 8, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. ET
    By Rupert Steiner and
    Steve Goldstein
    What new era means for markets
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    It probably won’t take a great deal of persuasion to convince investors that there’s an “age of disorder.”

    That’s the title of a new Deutsche Bank research note, which says the world is entering its sixth distinct era of modern times.

    So say goodbye to the “era of globalization” and brace yourself for the “age of disorder” where millennials, firmly established as the generation of ‘have nots’, take their revenge and redistribute wealth from the old to young. Millennials are usually defined as those between the ages of 22 and 38 years old in 2019, according to Nielsen Media Research .

    The note by strategist Jim Reid warns the discussion of inequality within and between countries will not be limited to wealth and income.

    “In fact, an issue that is quickly emerging as a political force is the intergenerational gap,” the report says. “Assuming life does not become more economically favourable for Millennials as they age (many find house prices increasingly out of reach), this could be a potential turning point for society and start to change election results and thus change policy.”

  18. Sorry, but this post sounds like some of the “fascism on the march” stuff you hear on the coasts. How many people are we talking about?

    What you have is something more like the Great Depression. If people aren’t paying, it isn’t because they are socialists, or communists. It is because they have no money.

    And once the evictions get rolling, landlords will find they have to rent back to those same people, or no one.

    1. It would certainly be helpful to restart the economy if the guberment* would stand clear and let housing prices reach a fundamentals-based affordable equilibrium that Millennials could afford. Sure a lot of wealthy all cash Chinese and other foreign real estate investors would lose alot of money, but noone put any guns to their heads and forced them to risk buying U.S. housing at mania price levels.

      * I’m not talking about the constitutional branches of the U.S. government, but rather the 20th century Frankenstein financial monstruosities such as the Fed and the housing Government Sponsored Enterprises, which consider maintaining high housing prices as part of their missions.

      1. So true what you say Professor.
        I’m predicting deflation acoming, and that would be what is needed. Call it a crash of housing prices or whatever you want.
        Can’t stand the Bail Outs and gamblers and speculators should eat it.
        They never should of messed with real estate . 1400 sq foot shacks going for 800 k, just so insane.

        1. The only problem is that the Fed has recognized deflation as central banker kryptonite and does everything in their power to destroy it before it gains traction.

          However, given how far in excess of inflation housing prices have risen within the Housing Bubble years (roughly 1996 – 2020), there’s no reason the Fed couldn’t achieve its overall inflation target while allowing housing to revert to its historic share of the household consumption basket. The government-sponsored push into luxury construction has been a tremendous waste of housing resources that helps explain all the shit on the streets of American cities.

    2. If people aren’t paying, it isn’t because they are socialists, or communists. It is because they have no money.

      They were getting up to $1000 a week and still didn’t pay the rent.

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