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On January 10, 2018, I was the first to publish 2017 homicide statistics for America’s 50 biggest cities. San Diego had the lowest murder rate, 1/27th of St. Louis’s.

With the rest of the country going crazy, San Diego is doubling down on what has been working well for it in 21st Century. From USA Today:

San Diego defies calls to ‘defund the police,’ but it ‘won’t be business as usual’ in California’s second largest city
Jessica Flores
USA TODAY

Amid growing calls nationwide to “defund the police” in the wake of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis, California’s second largest city is doing the opposite.

The San Diego City Council voted 8-1 late Monday to increase funding for its police department after nearly 10 hours of public comment that included some residents demanding to reduce police funding, NBC 7 San Diego reported.

And it’s going to prosecute George Floyd Memorial Undocumented Shoppers on a mass scale. From the San Diego Union-Tribune:

Video evidence will likely be key in deciding whether to prosecute looting, arson

The FBI and prosecutors in San Diego vow to go after rioters responsible for thefts and destruction following protests.
By KRISTINA DAVIS
JUNE 5, 20206 AM

For more than an hour, a large crowd descended unchecked on the La Mesa Springs Shopping Center Saturday night in a free-for-all looting spree — smashing windows, lighting fires and grabbing anything they could get their hands on.

Then they fled — arms and cars full — as police in riot gear advanced on the parking lot in a choreographed move not necessarily meant to make mass arrests, but to re-establish order.

The arrests will come later, or at least that’s the plan.

Investigators now have in front of them what is sure to be a long process of trying to identify those who took part in the devastation throughout La Mesa, and to a smaller extent downtown San Diego, where protests over the in-custody death of George Floyd were staged before rioting broke out.

This week, La Mesa police, the District Attorney’s Office and U.S. Attorney’s Office said the illegal acts won’t be overlooked.

“Protesting is an inalienable right recognized by the U.S. Constitution. Rioting is a crime,” said District Attorney Summer Stephan. “As District Attorney, it is my responsibility to prosecute those who choose violence, looting or lawlessness to harm our community.” …

Civil rights activists and black community leaders have publicly condemned the destruction.

“I greatly appreciate these investigations,” said the Rev. Shane Harris, president of the advocacy group The People’s Alliance for Justice.

“(Looters) are using George Floyd’s name to do it, and that’s a disgrace and it takes the focus off of our fight for justice and equality. We want reform, and the way to get reform is through conversation, legislation and demonstration, not through looting and rioting.”

The FBI has put out a nationwide call for tips, photos and videos to help identify “violent instigators who are exploiting legitimate, peaceful protests and engaging in violations of federal law.” La Mesa police has put out a similar request locally and provided tip lines for the public: (619) 667-7532 or [email protected]

Much of the looting was caught on camera, one way or another. Television crews live-streamed the scene at La Mesa Springs, Grossmont Center mall and elsewhere, while both witnesses and participants posted their own videos on social media. However, subpoenas or search warrants may be necessary for authorities to access material that isn’t already public.

The unrest was also captured on a broad, yet patchy, network of private and public surveillance cameras.

In the city of San Diego, streetlight cameras cover large swaths of downtown. A CVS Pharmacy and 7-Eleven were among the businesses there targeted by looters on Sunday night.

There are no external security cameras at La Mesa Springs, said Cheri Eckis, who manages the shopping center for the firm Meissner Jacquet. However, many tenants, such as Vons, have their own systems inside their businesses.

Down the street, there were no outside surveillance cameras at Union Bank and Chase when people broke inside and torched the buildings. Days later, investigators with the Sheriff’s Department and U.S. Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were still working to sift through the asbestos-laden ashes in hopes of finding internal cameras that survived the blaze, said sheriff’s bomb/arson Sgt. Greg Hampton.

“It’s going to be a while,” Hampton said of the process. “We are hopeful.”

 
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  1. Probably because the city is so Hispanic. They take no bullshit from joggers

    • Replies: @R.G. Camara
    @Svevlad

    While that might contribute, San Diego has a large percentage of the population that are former or current military. San Diego is a big Marine town---the training for all new Marines from west of the Mississippi is in San Diego. It's kept San Diego nominally red and sane.

    Which makes me wonder about a possible plan to undue the Blue dominance in cities. If and when all these metro areas become war zones and demand a semi-permanent presence of troops, anti-leftists demand that bases and forts be built (or rebuilt) right in the begging cities in order to care for the semi-permanent troops. Might cause a sizeable shift in politics in a decade or two---not enough to change the whole city, but enough to tamper down on some commie insanity.

    In other words, I'm saying the closing of the Brooklyn Navy Yard and Charlestown Navy Yard was detrimental to right-wing politics in NYC and Boston.

    Then again, there's a very good reason the Romans kept the barracks outside the city walls

    Replies: @Hibernian

    , @SteveRogers42
    @Svevlad

    Large numbers of active and retired Navy and USMC probably have something to do with it too.

    , @Neoconned
    @Svevlad

    Most of the Hispanic people I met in San Diego were quite nice.

    I spent quite a bit of time in Santee, downtown, Balboa, Barrio Logan and Emerald Hills. Love that city.

    San Diego does have a bad homeless issue though. The homeless like to pee on the sidewalks.

    , @Hums
    @Svevlad

    It's also one of the few large cities where the white population has not been dramatically declining.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAMuLCA7z4M

  2. How can you besmirch the hard-earned reputation of the real undocumenteds by conflating them with George Floyd protestors. Have you no shame, sir?

  3. Stay classy, San Diego!

    • Agree: Desiderius
    • LOL: RadicalCenter
    • Replies: @anonymous
    @Gilbert Ratchet


    Stay classy, San Diego!
     
    Impossible with liberal democrat decrees from the State. Granny Flats construction is being put into overdrive there now, with no interests in parking space to handle the increased density. In a generation, they'll have San Diego running like Santa Monica!

    Nothing like making rash decisions with no thought of the long-term consequences to turn a wonderland into a wasteland!

    https://www.bubbleinfo.com/2020/06/10/pre-approved-adus/
  4. My recollection is that San Diego is almost the only large U.S. city, apart from Salt Lake City, to be mostly governed by Republicans for the last 50 years.

    • Replies: @carol
    @Henry Canaday

    I didn't think ANY cities had Republican governance.

    You gotta give credit to the left: decades ago they preached Think globally, act locally. And they've been doing it ever since. The Greens infiltrated the Democrat party, ousted the old rank and file, and recruited candidates for local office, trained bureaucrats in MPA programs, and run everything now.

    I watched it all go down in Missoula, and it's obviously going on everywhere else too. Nothing is original here.

    , @Anonymous
    @Henry Canaday

    Few Jews, Mostly older affluent hispanics, some mexican citizens with second homes in Coronado etc.. Military retirees everywhere. Rarely seen a black person.

    Its got more a beach town vibe than LA. Real estate prices are astronomical.

    , @JSQ
    @Henry Canaday

    Very unusual for a large West Coast city. But why? Relatively large military presence in the city is the first explanation that comes to mind.

    , @Luke
    @Henry Canaday

    Salt Lake City has had a Democrat as mayor since 1976 ; Wikipedia salt lake city mayors

    , @anonymous
    @Henry Canaday


    My recollection is that San Diego is almost the only large U.S. city, apart from Salt Lake City, to be mostly governed by Republicans for the last 50 years.
     
    Yep, they're pretty darned republican. Even the gays. They do enjoy virtue signalling, however, on behalf of their devoted nannies, handy gardeners, intrepid maids, and honest pool guys. Just don't start talking crazy, or anything.

    It takes an under-the-table illegal alien village to make a home.

    , @Bill H
    @Henry Canaday

    San Diego has a Democratic mayor. The City Council is 6 Democrats, 2 Republicans and 1 Independent.

    That being said, yes, there is a large contingent of retired military, which restrains the Democrats a little. A lot of "public intitiatives" wind up on the ballot, and they have a hard time passing.

    As to the increase for the police department, there was little choice. Police departments in Southern California are all paying much higher wages than SD, and not only were we not able to get new hires, we had cops leaving in droves for higher wages elsewhere.

    Replies: @William Badwhite, @Dutch Boy, @Lot

    , @t
    @Henry Canaday

    Miami has had Republican mayors more often tahn not for the last 25 years, Fort Worth, Jacksonville, Oklahoma City and Fresno often have republican mayors.

    Most liberal and Conservative cities: https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/08/08/chart-of-the-week-the-most-liberal-and-conservative-big-cities/

    Replies: @Anonymous

    , @Dutch Boy
    @Henry Canaday

    The current Republican mayor will be the last (the council is already majority Democrat). The leading candidate to succeed him is a woke Democratic homosexual.

    , @Ron Mexico
    @Henry Canaday

    no NBA or, recently, NFL team helps

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    , @Ron Unz
    @Henry Canaday


    My recollection is that San Diego is almost the only large U.S. city, apart from Salt Lake City, to be mostly governed by Republicans for the last 50 years.
     
    I doubt that's a major factor. My own local big city is San Jose, the third most populous in CA. It's very liberal and has few Republicans, but it's probably about as sane and sensible as San Diego.

    San Jose and San Diego regularly compete for the safest big city in America, with their homicide rankings going back and forth.

    Just like with San Diego, there was some San Jose looting last week, though it was pretty mild. The police chief said that nothing like that had ever happened before, and it shocked him.

    Naturally, some activist-types demanded that the government cut its police funding, but everyone knew that was crazy, so the mayor simply refused. The one concession was that they agreed to ban the use of rubber bullets in crowd control, which seems a pretty minor issue.

    The mayor, the councilmen, the police chief, and the police union leaders all seem to get along fine, though police union pensions have sometimes been a bitter and contentious issue.

    Replies: @Peripatetic Commenter

  5. You may have heard the same already in you previous post about San Diego, but I didn’t have time for that one:

    San Diego has all those retired military men, Navy mostly, I’d guess. You won’t find too many completely worthless blacks in that crowd, and you won’t find too many who are flat-out Communists (the antifa type). A comparison to other places with retired military would be interesting, but you can’t find a city this size, so it’d be apples-to-oranges. (i.e. all the ex-Air Force guys in the panhandle of Florida, but no one big city, Bremerton, WA, across from Seattle, JAX, Florida, maybe?)

    This still doesn’t mean antifa people from other areas couldn’t have done some planning or instigation, but at least the general population and civic institutions understands right from wrong.

    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
    @Achmed E. Newman

    They’ll murder, handicap, terrify, and displace hundreds of thousands of people abroad who have done nothing to us and have no ability to harm us here in the usa. Yeah, they really know right from wrong.

    But it is true that we can expect them to be peaceful and law-abiding once they get back home.

  6. Unrelated but just summarizing last communication of Raoult about the Discovery essay (he successfully delegit Lancet ans British Jounal studies) : Raoult has another convincing video against discovery :

    – people where not tested for covid and at the same time people didn’t know that anomia was an easy way to diagnose

    – they received more than 4 times the normal doses of Hydro (2g instead of 400/600 mg) and there was no cardio accident btw

    – the mortality rate of 25% for both control and Hydro is unheard of … data must be wrong . Because it’s even worst than for people in reanimation stage

    – there is no follow up testing on people at the end (cured or dead)

    He says it looks very badly done because it was impossible to do a proper randomize trial before getting a first comprehension of the new illness. He doesn’t allege there is any fraud.

    The title of the video is Max Brothers doing science

    https://www.mediterranee-infection.com/les-marx-brothers-font-de-la-science-lexemple-de-recovery/

    • Replies: @Hypnotoad666
    @Bruno

    So we currently have a safe and effective CV-19 treatment in the form of HCL. And the campaign against it turned out to be "fake news." That's pretty huge, but you can file it under "Huge News that Won't be Reported because it's Counter-Narrative."

    The Woke choke hold on information available to the public has got to be the single biggest problem in our nation today. My Google News feed is all non-news Narrative propaganda from CNN, USA Today, and NYT about NASCAR banning confederate flags, Trump refusing to rename military bases, and attempts to restart the discredited Covid hoax.

    Meanwhile, totally blacked out by the MSM, a designated domestic terrorist group has seized control of a large chunk of Seattle and declared an "Autonomous Zone," like some kind of ISIS Caliphate. They are armed and extorting money from the residents, while the police cower and retreat like the Iraqi army at Mosul.

    How in God's name is that not headline news! Will all this insanity finally wake up the normies to the utter corruption and dishonesty of the media?


    On Monday, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced that police at the city’s East Precinct would be leaving the area and reopening streets that had been blocked off for almost two weeks. It didn’t take long before what’s become known as the “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone” began to take shape.

    For one speaker, the South Seattle protest was about ‘love and unity’

    Barriers originally set up by police have been repurposed to set up the borders of the zone. What used to be the Seattle Police Department on the corner of 12th and Pine now reads “Seattle People Department.” https://mynorthwest.com/1934076/seattle-capitol-hill-autonomous-zone/
     


    Seattle police say some demonstrators on Capitol Hill are armed and trying to extort protection money from area businesses and residents.

    A look inside Seattle’s newly-formed ‘Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone’

    “We have been hearing from community members that they have been subjected to barricades set up by the protesters with some armed individuals running them as checkpoints in the neighborhood,” said Seattle Police Assistant Chief Deanna Nollette. “While they have a constitutionally protected right to bear arms there is no legal right for those arms to be used to intimidate community members.”

    Nollette explained on Wednesday why the East Precinct on Capitol Hill has been cleared of almost all officers and expensive equipment. She added that an investigation is underway.

    If you are the victim of extortion, Seattle police are asking you to call 911. https://mynorthwest.com/1935411/seattle-demontrators-checkpoint-chaz/
     

  7. Maybe being close to Tijuana and its cartels injects some sense of reality in the locals?

    Do cities close to the Mexican border tend to have a more realistic attitude to crime than those closer to the Canadian border?

    However, from my recollection (from years ago), San Diego has a LOT of homeless people on the streets. Mostly harmless people, but still, not a pretty sight. But I guess it’s not as bad as San Francisco.

    • Replies: @SMK
    @Dumbo

    The primary reason that San Diego is "sane" and safe, comparatively, is because it's only 5.8% black.

    Replies: @RadicalCenter

    , @prosa123
    @Dumbo

    from my recollection (from years ago), San Diego has a LOT of homeless people on the streets. Mostly harmless people, but still, not a pretty sight.

    Likely an unavoidable consequence of its climate.
    On a similar note, depsite being a very attractive city Victoria, British Columbia has a growing skell problem. Not because of any policy decisions, but merely because it has the warmest climate in Canada.

    Replies: @Dutch Boy

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Dumbo


    Maybe being close to Tijuana and its cartels injects some sense of reality in the locals?
    Do cities close to the Mexican border tend to have a more realistic attitude to crime than those closer to the Canadian border?
     
    El Paso has also been lauded for a low violent crime rate, despite being separated by a "river" from what was recently the world's most dangerous city. However, some here have disputed this claim. Are El Paso's figures cooked?

    What is the most dangerous city today? Tegucigalpa?

    Replies: @Lot, @Captain Blarg

    , @Exile
    @Dumbo

    The homeless situation is getting out of hand in SD, particularly in the last 5 years, worse every day. As others have noted, it starts with climate & safety. If you are homeless there is no city where you are physically safer and have better weather, hands-down.

    But for all that Steve congratulates San Diego on intolerance for rioting, it has no coherent policy on vagrancy and homelessness and its tourist spots are being overrun. Law enforcement basically punts the problem to private security who simply NIMBY homeless around town to the lots, businesses and other properties of those not well-heeled enough to hire private security. Private guards receive minimal and grudging support from the cops re: the homeless who won't simply pick up and move when asked nicely.

    As others have also noted, the low Black population (many of whom are higher-functioning military/ex-military, not George Floyds) is the biggest factor in keeping SD crime low. There is a lot of Mexican cartel activity including staggering amounts of money-laundering but they tend to keep the peace in "non-combatant" areas and do their dirtier business out of the public eye or south of the border. Similar to the Latin-gang gentrification of Compton and other Black gang hellholes in LA, guys who are only 4x as criminal as Whites make better neighbors than those who are 12x more criminal than Whites.

    , @Neoconned
    @Dumbo

    When I was in San Diego in 2016 I walked past the homeless camp near the Greyhound Station and near Padres stadium.....caught a black dude urinating on the sidewalk. I said "really man?" And he screamed at me and I went my way. Wasn't as bad in 2017 but still bad. In 2017 the city sprayed bleach on the sidewalks to challenge the urine odor.

  8. What happens if they track down a “protestor” caught looting on camera, and he is killed during the arrest?

  9. You have to figure that the Communards of 2021 will outlaw security cameras, unless they can figure out a way to make all miscreants look white. Hollywood seems to have cameras like that, so clearly the technology exists.

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    @Charon


    "the Communards of 2021 will outlaw security cameras"
     
    Nah, they'll just insist all cameras feed directly to the Party Headquarters, Big Data Dept: instant doxxing of thought criminals, electronic privilege checking, all social activities must meet minority set-aside quotas, all commercial transactions must be approved by a political officer, etc.

    It'll be Brave New World meets Revelations.

    Okay, maybe they'll outlaw your security camera. Otherwise it might disparately impact porch pirates of color.

    Replies: @Charon

  10. @Henry Canaday
    My recollection is that San Diego is almost the only large U.S. city, apart from Salt Lake City, to be mostly governed by Republicans for the last 50 years.

    Replies: @carol, @Anonymous, @JSQ, @Luke, @anonymous, @Bill H, @t, @Dutch Boy, @Ron Mexico, @Ron Unz

    I didn’t think ANY cities had Republican governance.

    You gotta give credit to the left: decades ago they preached Think globally, act locally. And they’ve been doing it ever since. The Greens infiltrated the Democrat party, ousted the old rank and file, and recruited candidates for local office, trained bureaucrats in MPA programs, and run everything now.

    I watched it all go down in Missoula, and it’s obviously going on everywhere else too. Nothing is original here.

  11. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @Henry Canaday
    My recollection is that San Diego is almost the only large U.S. city, apart from Salt Lake City, to be mostly governed by Republicans for the last 50 years.

    Replies: @carol, @Anonymous, @JSQ, @Luke, @anonymous, @Bill H, @t, @Dutch Boy, @Ron Mexico, @Ron Unz

    Few Jews, Mostly older affluent hispanics, some mexican citizens with second homes in Coronado etc.. Military retirees everywhere. Rarely seen a black person.

    Its got more a beach town vibe than LA. Real estate prices are astronomical.

  12. Because it’s so expensive to live in CA and Mexicans have been slowly taking over all the inexpensive housing options, only 7% of CA is now black. And that percentage is shrinking. Blacks are highly visible as pets of the progressive establishment in Sacramento, but there aren’t enough blacks to really destroy the major cities, anymore. And Latinos, who know all too well who floods into the power vacuum when police flee, wouldn’t stand for defunding the police.

  13. San Diego city council deliberately ignored their constituents and still passed a racist as heck police budget increase despite over 10 hours of callers and thousands of public comments urging them not to

    Looks like they’re tempting the guillotine.

    • Replies: @Alfa158
    @Tiny Duck

    There’s worse things than the guillotine.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LeHrhQXmeq8

    , @Ghost of Bull Moose
    @Tiny Duck

    Too on the bill TD

    , @anonymous
    @Tiny Duck

    Western North Dakota seems nice...

    https://youtu.be/_1mPqgBoR0M

  14. @Henry Canaday
    My recollection is that San Diego is almost the only large U.S. city, apart from Salt Lake City, to be mostly governed by Republicans for the last 50 years.

    Replies: @carol, @Anonymous, @JSQ, @Luke, @anonymous, @Bill H, @t, @Dutch Boy, @Ron Mexico, @Ron Unz

    Very unusual for a large West Coast city. But why? Relatively large military presence in the city is the first explanation that comes to mind.

  15. How about a nice fence?

    “Crime figures recently released by the Baja California State Police reveal that Tijuana has experienced a high number of murders so far in 2020.

    “The shocking number that jumps out: 327. That’s the number of murders so far this year.

    “The killings are attributed to the ongoing wave of violence between rival cartels just south of the U.S.-Mexico border in Tijuana.

    “In comparison, the number of murders just north of the border in San Diego was 50 for all of 2019.”

  16. I was in San Diego last year for the first time in a while. I was surprised by how many non-white collar white people there were. It seemed to have a pretty solid base of blue collar whites. (Although I remember being there 20 years ago and having a tour guide tell us how expensive it was getting and how all the local were getting priced out.) Maybe this is because of the military base.

    Didn’t see a lot of blacks. I wonder if the blacks there tend to be from the military. (A long-time Steve Sailer meme.)

  17. Altai [AKA "Altai_2"] says:

    Santa Monica isn’t having a good time. A couple of guys have a sneaker and streetwear store get completely looted. They continually complain about the police just standing by. Bruh. They literally run a shop whose main contribution to young minorities is carting off with a devastating amount of their income by acting as reseller middlemen with huge markups. I’d be interested to know what kind of per capita damage the commodification of street wear and sneakers has done to young minority incomes.

    They show footage both of the police standing by and the looters entering the store. Just like all the other shoe stores, a disproportionate amount of the looters are Asian. There’s an economics paper in the effects of Chinese speculative money entering the sneaker market and it’s effect on poor urban youth in America.

    This is what the store looked like before.

    • Replies: @Charon
    @Altai

    Cops really can't do anything any more. I suppose they really should be disbanded. If they try to enforce the law, the negroes will just escalate and resist, creating the probability of a fame encounter.

    What's going to happen at the White House? The mobs will escalate and attack, knowing that no president will use lethal force against anyone. Bad optics. So they string razor ribbon around the place? Bad optics, which the NYT will feature.

  18. If the cop at the center of this gets off, odds are parts of San Diego will burn along with all the rest of the cities. So, does that mean that it has been preordained that he will not get off? That was certainly the case with James Fields, where his lawyer could have put up a very compelling defense, but instead chose to essentially work for the prosecution. No big name defense lawyers threw their hats in the ring. No media outlets (aside from this one) presented all the actual facts (an “Antifa professor” crowing to his class about chasing Fields off with an “assault rifle” shortly before the death, etc.)

    So, how does the word come down that the fix is in? Is it a situation where law firms are made to know that if they get involved, the IRS/FBI/Etc. will make their lives a living hell? Are defendants privately threatened in some way? Or is it simply fear of the social media mob and an MSM that is capable of headlines like the one that is currently featured on Drudge:

    Little Evidence of Antifa Links in Violence.

    • Thanks: Almost Missouri
    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @JimDandy

    Jim, the National Guard is in the hands of Gavin Newsom, so there will be no deployment unless he says so. However, San Diego reflects the values that its residents embrace. So, I think their police department would hit back early and hard.

    Replies: @JimDandy

  19. If you’re acting moral because you want to be seen to be moral then you shouldn’t be running a city. It seems that San Diego is run by more substantial people.

  20. Ah, the biggest crime in the story, and one that even the radical left can’t overlook…improper removal of asbestos.

  21. @Henry Canaday
    My recollection is that San Diego is almost the only large U.S. city, apart from Salt Lake City, to be mostly governed by Republicans for the last 50 years.

    Replies: @carol, @Anonymous, @JSQ, @Luke, @anonymous, @Bill H, @t, @Dutch Boy, @Ron Mexico, @Ron Unz

    Salt Lake City has had a Democrat as mayor since 1976 ; Wikipedia salt lake city mayors

  22. Seems like a perfect opportunity to “crowd source” the effort to ID the perps.

    Sand Dawg PD should get as much video as they can, post it on their servers and let the good citizens of the town comb through.

    I bet they’d have a good net of perps to prosecute, and the message would be received loud and clear from the looting class.

  23. Maybe we should defund the police after all:
    Authorities just can not figure out what the motive could possibly have been for a rash of arsons targeting American flags in a (probably) white community. They also (I laughed out loud at this bit) are asking the residents for help identifying the attackers. Yeah, we can safely defund those police, plus every single one that took a knee.
    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/06/09/california-homes-flying-american-flags-targeted-by-arsonists/

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @J.Ross

    J, arson against an occupied building is one of the most heinous crimes on the books. Burning someone or a family to death is beyond forgivness. And all this because a stupid POS died at the knee of a cop.

  24. ATF would have been there sooner but, due to a common factor they just can not put their finger on, the rioters tended not to be dog people.

  25. Altai [AKA "Altai_2"] says:

    “It’s a hellscape”.

    Also I feel like maybe there still is room for the first black woman to do those things judging from her picture…

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @Altai

    That IBJIYONGI (who features most intersectionality surface markers ever known to man) twitter feed is ... a catastrophe.

    Is this where science is now?

    But one learns new things every day:

    https://twitter.com/MeganMolteni/status/1270689281795747841

    Replies: @Altai

    , @Buffalo Joe
    @Altai

    Al, cosmology? That's like a hairdresser or make up artist, Right? Theoretical means we have to think about what to do to your hairs.

    , @Mr. Anon
    @Altai

    I'm sure that any room Prescod-Weinstein is in, is indeed a "hellscape". When Sartre wrote "Hell is other people", he undoubtedly had somebody like her in mind.

    , @Jane Plain
    @Altai

    If Physicist Dave is around, can he actually vet Chandra Prescod-Weinstein's published papers and tell us whether she is for real, or a fraud?

    Because it strikes me that a lot of modern physics is high-end gibberish, Kabbalah. But I'm no judge.

    Replies: @Black-hole creator

    , @Hypnotoad666
    @Altai


    If I get tenure, I will be the first to in both fields.
     
    According to her bio she's an "all Black/all Jewish," "queer agender woman."

    So, yeah, she's getting tenure.

    Replies: @Altai, @Reg Cæsar

    , @Dtbb
    @Altai

    Unless some black "protester" mistakes her for a "Karen".

  26. Once again California leads the way. Control of cities matters.

    Look at the quote from the black revrun Commuinty Leader. They have him as part of the team. You have to deal these guys in. They aren’t ideological, they just want money and results for their people.

    The virgin broke WN making an ethnostate in a trailer park vs the chad rich multiracial centrists running a reasonably competent city in paradise

    • Agree: Neoconned
  27. I remember listening to former SD Mayor Roger Hedgecock fill in for Rush on the radio many times back in the 90s.

    Seemed remarkable that a big city could have such an outspoken conservative as mayor. Would be even more remakable now.

  28. Altai [AKA "Altai_2"] says:

    https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2020/06/gone-with-the-wind-hbo-max-removed

    HBO Max just removed Gone With The Wind until such that they can add ‘discussion of its historical context and a denouncement of those very depictions’

    I wonder if there is an old woman cooped up at home or a soon-to-be morgue called a retirement home terrified of dying from coronavirus who just wants to watch Gone With The Wind and now can’t. Reminds me of the episode of the Simpsons when they air a version in the retirement home edited to add a happy ending and removing references to the civil war. Only this time the slavery and civil war will receive added emphasis.

    I’m really confused because Scarlett is never supposed to be a sympathetic character nor the world she resides in and her treatment of her mammy is not shown in a positive light.

    • Replies: @Joe Stalin
    @Altai

    They're gonna miss this fantastic scene.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSEVyzKmlyU

    , @Giant Duck
    @Altai


    I wonder if there is an old woman cooped up at home or a soon-to-be morgue called a retirement home terrified of dying from coronavirus who just wants to watch Gone With The Wind and now can’t.
     
    That old woman might be Olivia de Havilland, who played Melanie in the film. She's still alive and will turn 104 on July 1.
  29. You mean that San Diego does not recognize the generally accepted “race riot exceptions” to laws against theft, arson and assault? What’s the point of having a race riot then?

  30. Aaaaaaaaand they’re already out of food at CHAZ (Capitol Hill Autononous Zone) or the Seattle Commune:
    https://postimg.cc/75jR1g8m

    • Thanks: Bill Jones
    • LOL: Redman
    • Replies: @El Dato
    @J.Ross

    Who are these "Homeles People" and are they ethnic enough?

    > vegan meat substitues

    Maybe Madame Pelosi can donate her icrecream stash, once her knees are better from all that kneeling.

  31. I loved living in San Diego almost 30 years ago. The biggest problems back then were slow-growth NIMBYism and the defense contractors moving to Georgia and Arizona (thanks Senators Nunn and McCain).

    There is very little illegal immigration because all the Mexicans can live in Mexico and work in San Diego. It is much cheaper and maximizes revenue for them. Many citizens take this route as well, to save money. Back in the early 90s, there was a school bus that picked kids up at the border each day, for the citizen children who lived in Mexico to go to American schools.

    San Diego is much like El Paso in this, as El Paso is one of the safest cities in the country for its size, even though one of the most violent cities in the world is just across the river. San Diego is much whiter, though, and the ocean is better than the desert.

    San Diego also still has a strong military presence to help keep it sane.

    The real difficulty of living in San Diego is the cost. When I lived there, I often heard complaints about the cost of living. “San Diego, where one moves in with a large fortune and leaves with a small one). North county San Diego is especially nice and especially expensive

    • Replies: @prosa123
    @Gaius Gracchus

    San Diego's proximity to the border also makes it a haven for steroid users. Steroids are both legal and inexpensive in Mexico. It's not uncommon for users to cross the border into Mexico a few times a week depending on their cycles and get an injection of the 'roids at a Mexican pharmacy. US border officials often catch on to this but there's nothing they can do.

    Replies: @GU

  32. @Altai
    https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2020/06/gone-with-the-wind-hbo-max-removed

    HBO Max just removed Gone With The Wind until such that they can add 'discussion of its historical context and a denouncement of those very depictions'

    I wonder if there is an old woman cooped up at home or a soon-to-be morgue called a retirement home terrified of dying from coronavirus who just wants to watch Gone With The Wind and now can't. Reminds me of the episode of the Simpsons when they air a version in the retirement home edited to add a happy ending and removing references to the civil war. Only this time the slavery and civil war will receive added emphasis.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhiOAFE64M4

    I'm really confused because Scarlett is never supposed to be a sympathetic character nor the world she resides in and her treatment of her mammy is not shown in a positive light.

    Replies: @Joe Stalin, @Giant Duck

    They’re gonna miss this fantastic scene.

  33. Anonymous[399] • Disclaimer says:

    Without the ‘white guilt’, ‘blame whitey’, and ‘white compassion’ narratives, did black lives ever matter?

    Bantus wiped out other Bantus and sold other Bantus into slavery. Bantus wiped out other blacks in Africa. Blacks kill each other in Brazil and US cities. Blacks don’t seem to find much value in black lives….

    … that is until black bodies are somehow wronged by whites.

    The white touch of evil has the Midas effect of turning black bodies into gold.

    Floyd would likely have died of drugs or by other blacks in the near future. No one would have known him. But he died in the hands of a white cop, and he’s a Magic Negro.

    Blacks are just blacks without whites. They could kill each other by the bushel and no one cares. But in the presence of whites, the Negro begins to glow and becomes Neglow.

    So, even as black denounce ‘white racism’, they are attracted to whiteness because, without it, their blackness is just generic blackness. It is white awe and guilt about blackness that makes black feel special.

  34. • Replies: @Barnard
    @El Dato

    At 27 years on the job Officer Yates is most likely able to retire on a full pension. How many younger officers are going to decide it isn't worth it anymore and walk away? The bigger question is how any police department is going to get competent recruits now. What kind of person is going to find law enforcement a career worth pursuing?

  35. anonymous[186] • Disclaimer says:
    @Henry Canaday
    My recollection is that San Diego is almost the only large U.S. city, apart from Salt Lake City, to be mostly governed by Republicans for the last 50 years.

    Replies: @carol, @Anonymous, @JSQ, @Luke, @anonymous, @Bill H, @t, @Dutch Boy, @Ron Mexico, @Ron Unz

    My recollection is that San Diego is almost the only large U.S. city, apart from Salt Lake City, to be mostly governed by Republicans for the last 50 years.

    Yep, they’re pretty darned republican. Even the gays. They do enjoy virtue signalling, however, on behalf of their devoted nannies, handy gardeners, intrepid maids, and honest pool guys. Just don’t start talking crazy, or anything.

    It takes an under-the-table illegal alien village to make a home.

  36. @J.Ross
    Aaaaaaaaand they're already out of food at CHAZ (Capitol Hill Autononous Zone) or the Seattle Commune:
    https://postimg.cc/75jR1g8m

    Replies: @El Dato

    Who are these “Homeles People” and are they ethnic enough?

    > vegan meat substitues

    Maybe Madame Pelosi can donate her icrecream stash, once her knees are better from all that kneeling.

  37. @Henry Canaday
    My recollection is that San Diego is almost the only large U.S. city, apart from Salt Lake City, to be mostly governed by Republicans for the last 50 years.

    Replies: @carol, @Anonymous, @JSQ, @Luke, @anonymous, @Bill H, @t, @Dutch Boy, @Ron Mexico, @Ron Unz

    San Diego has a Democratic mayor. The City Council is 6 Democrats, 2 Republicans and 1 Independent.

    That being said, yes, there is a large contingent of retired military, which restrains the Democrats a little. A lot of “public intitiatives” wind up on the ballot, and they have a hard time passing.

    As to the increase for the police department, there was little choice. Police departments in Southern California are all paying much higher wages than SD, and not only were we not able to get new hires, we had cops leaving in droves for higher wages elsewhere.

    • Replies: @William Badwhite
    @Bill H


    San Diego has a Democratic mayor. The City Council is 6 Democrats, 2 Republicans and 1 Independent.
     
    Faulconer is a Republican. He'll likely be the sacrificial lamb in the next Governor race.

    Replies: @Bill H

    , @Dutch Boy
    @Bill H

    The current mayor is a Bush Republican (Kevin Faulconer). His likely successor is a homosexual Democrat (Todd Gloria).

    , @Lot
    @Bill H

    Trump’s upper middle class blue state tax increase caused a complete meltdown of the GOP in Southern California.

    OC’s congressional delegation went from 4-2 GOP to 0-6 Dem from 2016 to 2018.

    San Diego is going from a GOP mayor to not even having a GOP candidate because the top-2 primary was won by two Dems, though both are pro-biz moderates. The same is happening to a GOP seat in the county board of supervisors, which was for a long time all GOP.

    Last year in Mayor Falconer’s old district a GOP incumbent was defeated by a corrupt lesbian doctor who was sued by an insurance company for a false disability claim. She claimed to be so disabled she couldn’t work, but then ran for public office!

    I agree the local police are underpaid. Starting salaries are half what they are in the bay area.

    The bright side is the GOP is surviving still in the suburbs, and the new crop of Dems like Bry and Gloria are woke in word but conservative in deed. The reactionary NIMBY element is strong, as their base are still older white and asian homeowners.

    Replies: @El Dato, @Anon, @Desiderius, @Abolish_public_education, @Thirdtwin, @AnonAnon

  38. It’s in California. Enough said.

  39. anonymous[186] • Disclaimer says:
    @Gilbert Ratchet
    Stay classy, San Diego!

    Replies: @anonymous

    Stay classy, San Diego!

    Impossible with liberal democrat decrees from the State. Granny Flats construction is being put into overdrive there now, with no interests in parking space to handle the increased density. In a generation, they’ll have San Diego running like Santa Monica!

    Nothing like making rash decisions with no thought of the long-term consequences to turn a wonderland into a wasteland!

    https://www.bubbleinfo.com/2020/06/10/pre-approved-adus/

  40. @Dumbo
    Maybe being close to Tijuana and its cartels injects some sense of reality in the locals?

    Do cities close to the Mexican border tend to have a more realistic attitude to crime than those closer to the Canadian border?

    However, from my recollection (from years ago), San Diego has a LOT of homeless people on the streets. Mostly harmless people, but still, not a pretty sight. But I guess it's not as bad as San Francisco.

    Replies: @SMK, @prosa123, @Reg Cæsar, @Exile, @Neoconned

    The primary reason that San Diego is “sane” and safe, comparatively, is because it’s only 5.8% black.

    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
    @SMK

    And San Jose, another example mentioned in the comments here of comparatively low-level looting, is a measly three percent african. Nothing to do with it, I am sure.

    https://worldpopulationreview.com/us-cities/san-jose-population/

  41. Altai [AKA "Altai_2"] says:

    I’m not sure what point he’s trying to make. (Though one is tempted to make a ‘Jewish physics’ joke) I’d have just posted the NYC list of worst landlords.

    https://landlordwatchlist.com/landlords

    • Replies: @Hemid
    @Altai

    Cube is a good ol' fashioned Jew-hating small-%-er.

    As an exceptionally white Jew, I greatly prefer those guys to the people who've canceled those guys, because the former were arguable-with intellectuals, while nowadays woke blax (+ their white-women/corporate enablers) are just retarded and violent. This is bad for everyone except the white wimmin whose "thoughts" are all occulted rape fantasies.

    We'll all die together, whitely, to marginally increase their wetness.

  42. The Peoples’ Demokratik Republik of Seattle is certainly making San Diego look pretty good

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
    @Known Fact


    The Peoples’ Demokratik Republik of Seattle is certainly making San Diego look pretty good
     
    They're already running out of food and have a warlord (up and coming rapper) that threatened to murder someone:

    https://twitter.com/RHGR/status/1270814875200245760

    "We are the police here."

    "You're being disrespectful."

    The hivemind on the Seattle subreddits has no idea what to do other that, "Somebody call the police!"

    Kek.

  43. It would have been useful to include a table of murders per 100,000 so we could compare with places like Camden, NJ:

    https://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2019/04/better-police-less-crime-in-camden-nj.html

  44. @Altai
    https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2020/06/gone-with-the-wind-hbo-max-removed

    HBO Max just removed Gone With The Wind until such that they can add 'discussion of its historical context and a denouncement of those very depictions'

    I wonder if there is an old woman cooped up at home or a soon-to-be morgue called a retirement home terrified of dying from coronavirus who just wants to watch Gone With The Wind and now can't. Reminds me of the episode of the Simpsons when they air a version in the retirement home edited to add a happy ending and removing references to the civil war. Only this time the slavery and civil war will receive added emphasis.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhiOAFE64M4

    I'm really confused because Scarlett is never supposed to be a sympathetic character nor the world she resides in and her treatment of her mammy is not shown in a positive light.

    Replies: @Joe Stalin, @Giant Duck

    I wonder if there is an old woman cooped up at home or a soon-to-be morgue called a retirement home terrified of dying from coronavirus who just wants to watch Gone With The Wind and now can’t.

    That old woman might be Olivia de Havilland, who played Melanie in the film. She’s still alive and will turn 104 on July 1.

  45. @Dumbo
    Maybe being close to Tijuana and its cartels injects some sense of reality in the locals?

    Do cities close to the Mexican border tend to have a more realistic attitude to crime than those closer to the Canadian border?

    However, from my recollection (from years ago), San Diego has a LOT of homeless people on the streets. Mostly harmless people, but still, not a pretty sight. But I guess it's not as bad as San Francisco.

    Replies: @SMK, @prosa123, @Reg Cæsar, @Exile, @Neoconned

    from my recollection (from years ago), San Diego has a LOT of homeless people on the streets. Mostly harmless people, but still, not a pretty sight.

    Likely an unavoidable consequence of its climate.
    On a similar note, depsite being a very attractive city Victoria, British Columbia has a growing skell problem. Not because of any policy decisions, but merely because it has the warmest climate in Canada.

    • Replies: @Dutch Boy
    @prosa123

    True!

  46. @Charon
    You have to figure that the Communards of 2021 will outlaw security cameras, unless they can figure out a way to make all miscreants look white. Hollywood seems to have cameras like that, so clearly the technology exists.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri

    “the Communards of 2021 will outlaw security cameras”

    Nah, they’ll just insist all cameras feed directly to the Party Headquarters, Big Data Dept: instant doxxing of thought criminals, electronic privilege checking, all social activities must meet minority set-aside quotas, all commercial transactions must be approved by a political officer, etc.

    It’ll be Brave New World meets Revelations.

    Okay, maybe they’ll outlaw your security camera. Otherwise it might disparately impact porch pirates of color.

    • Replies: @Charon
    @Almost Missouri

    Porch Piracy will no longer be illegal. Already it's okay up to $900 or $1000 in several jurisdictions, and it's only reasonable to expect that limit to increase dramatically in the next year.

    $2500 seems sensible for a start, unless the so-called "victim" is white, in which case the sky is the limit. Anyway, who you gonna call? No more cops.

    Dial 911 and they'll send a re-education specialist out--to treat *you.*

  47. Given that Pretty Boy Floyd was arrested for using a fake 20 surely the Jiu-Jitsu move would be to suggest that George should be the replacement for Andrew Jackson.
    If Biden had any smarts he would make it the central plank of his is campaign.
    Perhaps a still from one of his video performances?
    Or maybe a reproduction of the famous knee on head photograph? Complete with Derek’s copyright creepy ass cracker stare.?

    • LOL: Chrisnonymous
  48. @Gaius Gracchus
    I loved living in San Diego almost 30 years ago. The biggest problems back then were slow-growth NIMBYism and the defense contractors moving to Georgia and Arizona (thanks Senators Nunn and McCain).

    There is very little illegal immigration because all the Mexicans can live in Mexico and work in San Diego. It is much cheaper and maximizes revenue for them. Many citizens take this route as well, to save money. Back in the early 90s, there was a school bus that picked kids up at the border each day, for the citizen children who lived in Mexico to go to American schools.

    San Diego is much like El Paso in this, as El Paso is one of the safest cities in the country for its size, even though one of the most violent cities in the world is just across the river. San Diego is much whiter, though, and the ocean is better than the desert.

    San Diego also still has a strong military presence to help keep it sane.

    The real difficulty of living in San Diego is the cost. When I lived there, I often heard complaints about the cost of living. "San Diego, where one moves in with a large fortune and leaves with a small one). North county San Diego is especially nice and especially expensive

    Replies: @prosa123

    San Diego’s proximity to the border also makes it a haven for steroid users. Steroids are both legal and inexpensive in Mexico. It’s not uncommon for users to cross the border into Mexico a few times a week depending on their cycles and get an injection of the ‘roids at a Mexican pharmacy. US border officials often catch on to this but there’s nothing they can do.

    • Replies: @GU
    @prosa123

    The fact that anyone anywhere ever gets in trouble for taking roids is ridiculous. The fact that one cent of public money is spent investigating or prosecuting steroid use is outrageous. The side effects of moderate cycles are well within the norms of commonly prescribed medications.

    If you’re worried about kids using it, make the legal age 21 (or 25 even).

    We give teenage girls birth control like candy; how many people realize that bc is just low dose deca (nandrolone)? Yes, almost every woman you meet is taking oral steroids for decades.

    In case you’re wondering, I have never used steroids.

  49. Speaking of sanity, here’s the likely foreseeable future for tech companies according to The New York Times:

    Farewell to gummy bear jars: Tech offices are getting a virus safety makeover

    Two things. First, what if a black employee (they exist!) feels discriminated against because they won’t let him in before taking his temperature, making him fill out a form, and refuse his hugs? Will you refuse a hug from a black man, you Hitler? Second, for how long that can go on without making employees miserably sad- I mean, unhappy and even more nutty than those people already are?

  50. As with so many things in life, the answer is:

    Read Catullus first, ask questions later.

  51. @Altai
    https://twitter.com/IBJIYONGI/status/1269802869131182082

    "It's a hellscape".

    Also I feel like maybe there still is room for the first black woman to do those things judging from her picture...

    Replies: @El Dato, @Buffalo Joe, @Mr. Anon, @Jane Plain, @Hypnotoad666, @Dtbb

    That IBJIYONGI (who features most intersectionality surface markers ever known to man) twitter feed is … a catastrophe.

    Is this where science is now?

    But one learns new things every day:

    • Replies: @Altai
    @El Dato

    The front page of Nature.com right now...

    https://www.nature.com/

    What global pandemic?

  52. @Almost Missouri
    @Charon


    "the Communards of 2021 will outlaw security cameras"
     
    Nah, they'll just insist all cameras feed directly to the Party Headquarters, Big Data Dept: instant doxxing of thought criminals, electronic privilege checking, all social activities must meet minority set-aside quotas, all commercial transactions must be approved by a political officer, etc.

    It'll be Brave New World meets Revelations.

    Okay, maybe they'll outlaw your security camera. Otherwise it might disparately impact porch pirates of color.

    Replies: @Charon

    Porch Piracy will no longer be illegal. Already it’s okay up to $900 or $1000 in several jurisdictions, and it’s only reasonable to expect that limit to increase dramatically in the next year.

    $2500 seems sensible for a start, unless the so-called “victim” is white, in which case the sky is the limit. Anyway, who you gonna call? No more cops.

    Dial 911 and they’ll send a re-education specialist out–to treat *you.*

  53. A couple of OT items:

    Noticing canceled – no more “Cops”:
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/06/10/cops-tv-reality-cancel/

    You know, because it shows blacks being arrested. That’s racist!

    Also, the pandemic is hurting the narcotics trade too:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/coronavirus-coca-crash-bolivia-colombia-peru-latin-america/2020/06/09/8c7da42c-a11f-11ea-be06-af5514ee0385_story.html

    And as with legitimate business, the big ones are expected to survive:

    Analysts largely expect regular trafficking patterns to resume when lockdowns are fully lifted, but say the current turmoil could have lasting impacts. As with legitimate businesses, the largest operators are positioned to weather the storm far better than smaller competitors, suggesting the possibility of a consolidation as labor and smugglers defect to or are recruited by the strongest players.

    “This will change the landscape of these cartels,” Vigil said. “The only ones that may survive are the supersized cartels. They’ll completely obliterate the smaller ones that don’t have the infrastructure or revenue streams to survive the supply chain disruption we’re seeing now.”

    Those poor, independent and mom & pop drug dealers – they’re getting crushed by the Amazons of their industry.

    • Replies: @Steve in Greensboro
    @Twinkie

    Regarding "Cops", it was my understanding that it was the jailbirds favorite TV show. Deonte and Kwashawn and the bros would be sitting in the day room with that show playing and when Deonte's arrest came on, the whooping and hollering would commence. "It's me, dawg! It's me!"

  54. @Altai
    Santa Monica isn't having a good time. A couple of guys have a sneaker and streetwear store get completely looted. They continually complain about the police just standing by. Bruh. They literally run a shop whose main contribution to young minorities is carting off with a devastating amount of their income by acting as reseller middlemen with huge markups. I'd be interested to know what kind of per capita damage the commodification of street wear and sneakers has done to young minority incomes.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VykG_6xjOyQ

    They show footage both of the police standing by and the looters entering the store. Just like all the other shoe stores, a disproportionate amount of the looters are Asian. There's an economics paper in the effects of Chinese speculative money entering the sneaker market and it's effect on poor urban youth in America.

    This is what the store looked like before.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAs7viukvmM

    Replies: @Charon

    Cops really can’t do anything any more. I suppose they really should be disbanded. If they try to enforce the law, the negroes will just escalate and resist, creating the probability of a fame encounter.

    What’s going to happen at the White House? The mobs will escalate and attack, knowing that no president will use lethal force against anyone. Bad optics. So they string razor ribbon around the place? Bad optics, which the NYT will feature.

  55. Since I seem in recent times to have unintentionally activated two para-Steve threads, viz “what would Wittgenstein do?” and “What would Robert Chambers Do?” it seems only fitting to initiate threads for the two other most important American writers of the Twentieth Century…

    “What would Shirley Jackson Do?”

    and,

    “What would Frank O’Hara Do?”

  56. @JimDandy
    If the cop at the center of this gets off, odds are parts of San Diego will burn along with all the rest of the cities. So, does that mean that it has been preordained that he will not get off? That was certainly the case with James Fields, where his lawyer could have put up a very compelling defense, but instead chose to essentially work for the prosecution. No big name defense lawyers threw their hats in the ring. No media outlets (aside from this one) presented all the actual facts (an "Antifa professor" crowing to his class about chasing Fields off with an "assault rifle" shortly before the death, etc.)

    So, how does the word come down that the fix is in? Is it a situation where law firms are made to know that if they get involved, the IRS/FBI/Etc. will make their lives a living hell? Are defendants privately threatened in some way? Or is it simply fear of the social media mob and an MSM that is capable of headlines like the one that is currently featured on Drudge:

    Little Evidence of Antifa Links in Violence.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    Jim, the National Guard is in the hands of Gavin Newsom, so there will be no deployment unless he says so. However, San Diego reflects the values that its residents embrace. So, I think their police department would hit back early and hard.

    • Replies: @JimDandy
    @Buffalo Joe

    Thanks, Joe. I'm also wondering, though, what exactly the process is for putting the kibosh on a vigorous legal defense, such as what happened with Fields and others after the Charlotesville incidents.

    Replies: @James B. Shearer

  57. Anon[231] • Disclaimer says:

    A good example of a white trash family getting a little money and then sliding right back hill into their natural state again. The daughter has been living on the streets, and she attacked police during the riots and has been arrested. This would make a good sociological study.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8400107/Molotov-cocktail-woman-run-ins-law-13-STATES.html

  58. @J.Ross
    Maybe we should defund the police after all:
    Authorities just can not figure out what the motive could possibly have been for a rash of arsons targeting American flags in a (probably) white community. They also (I laughed out loud at this bit) are asking the residents for help identifying the attackers. Yeah, we can safely defund those police, plus every single one that took a knee.
    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/06/09/california-homes-flying-american-flags-targeted-by-arsonists/

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    J, arson against an occupied building is one of the most heinous crimes on the books. Burning someone or a family to death is beyond forgivness. And all this because a stupid POS died at the knee of a cop.

  59. @Altai
    https://twitter.com/IBJIYONGI/status/1269802869131182082

    "It's a hellscape".

    Also I feel like maybe there still is room for the first black woman to do those things judging from her picture...

    Replies: @El Dato, @Buffalo Joe, @Mr. Anon, @Jane Plain, @Hypnotoad666, @Dtbb

    Al, cosmology? That’s like a hairdresser or make up artist, Right? Theoretical means we have to think about what to do to your hairs.

  60. @Twinkie
    A couple of OT items:

    Noticing canceled - no more “Cops”:
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/06/10/cops-tv-reality-cancel/

    You know, because it shows blacks being arrested. That’s racist!

    Also, the pandemic is hurting the narcotics trade too:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/coronavirus-coca-crash-bolivia-colombia-peru-latin-america/2020/06/09/8c7da42c-a11f-11ea-be06-af5514ee0385_story.html

    And as with legitimate business, the big ones are expected to survive:

    Analysts largely expect regular trafficking patterns to resume when lockdowns are fully lifted, but say the current turmoil could have lasting impacts. As with legitimate businesses, the largest operators are positioned to weather the storm far better than smaller competitors, suggesting the possibility of a consolidation as labor and smugglers defect to or are recruited by the strongest players.

    “This will change the landscape of these cartels,” Vigil said. “The only ones that may survive are the supersized cartels. They’ll completely obliterate the smaller ones that don’t have the infrastructure or revenue streams to survive the supply chain disruption we’re seeing now.”
     
    Those poor, independent and mom & pop drug dealers - they’re getting crushed by the Amazons of their industry.

    Replies: @Steve in Greensboro

    Regarding “Cops”, it was my understanding that it was the jailbirds favorite TV show. Deonte and Kwashawn and the bros would be sitting in the day room with that show playing and when Deonte’s arrest came on, the whooping and hollering would commence. “It’s me, dawg! It’s me!”

  61. @Dumbo
    Maybe being close to Tijuana and its cartels injects some sense of reality in the locals?

    Do cities close to the Mexican border tend to have a more realistic attitude to crime than those closer to the Canadian border?

    However, from my recollection (from years ago), San Diego has a LOT of homeless people on the streets. Mostly harmless people, but still, not a pretty sight. But I guess it's not as bad as San Francisco.

    Replies: @SMK, @prosa123, @Reg Cæsar, @Exile, @Neoconned

    Maybe being close to Tijuana and its cartels injects some sense of reality in the locals?
    Do cities close to the Mexican border tend to have a more realistic attitude to crime than those closer to the Canadian border?

    El Paso has also been lauded for a low violent crime rate, despite being separated by a “river” from what was recently the world’s most dangerous city. However, some here have disputed this claim. Are El Paso’s figures cooked?

    What is the most dangerous city today? Tegucigalpa?

    • Replies: @Lot
    @Reg Cæsar

    “ However, some here have disputed this claim. Are El Paso’s figures cooked?”

    EP is a poor city without a lot of street crime opportunities, and its illegal population we are constantly told is scared to report crimes.

    “What is the most dangerous city today?”

    Outside of civil war zones, Port Moresby is a top contender.

    Replies: @Jane Plain

    , @Captain Blarg
    @Reg Cæsar

    I've been told that El Paso is safe because of all the federal authorities based there to stop drug trafficking.

    Replies: @RadicalCenter

  62. I’ve been to San Diego- it probably has one of the smallest black populations of any major American city- a measly 6.5%.
    As far a mestizos, the city is broken up into 2 non-contiguous areas and the smaller area of South San Diego, bordering Mexico, is where they’re most heavily concentrated. They are also tend to be “bottled-up” in the independent municipalities of Chula Vista and National City. Plus since the city borders Mexico (unlike say LA) many Mexicans can work or shop in SD but still live south of the border.
    Also the city also has some of the highest real estate prices in the country; a house that would go for say $160k in MO would probably fetch $600k in San Diego, so I imagine that keeps out some of the riff-raff.
    With the Naval base in Coronado you still have some Midwestern transplants in the city (the kind that used to dominate in SoCal before the 3rd World invasion) and they tend to have strong law-and-order, conservative instincts.
    Anecdotally, I remember driving through the “north county” area of SD and seeing nary a black in sight, mostly just good-looking, athletic whites and a few E. Asians mixed in; felt like paradise.

  63. Off topic: Ice Cube’s twitter feed is becoming a must read for seeing how much Jack will let a black celebrity get away with.

    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous
    @Malcolm X-Lax

    Bah. It's not just celebrities. Jack is letting the Antifa in Seattle's CHAZ literally ask for weapons via Twitter.

    Replies: @Malcolm X-Lax

  64. @Henry Canaday
    My recollection is that San Diego is almost the only large U.S. city, apart from Salt Lake City, to be mostly governed by Republicans for the last 50 years.

    Replies: @carol, @Anonymous, @JSQ, @Luke, @anonymous, @Bill H, @t, @Dutch Boy, @Ron Mexico, @Ron Unz

    Miami has had Republican mayors more often tahn not for the last 25 years, Fort Worth, Jacksonville, Oklahoma City and Fresno often have republican mayors.

    Most liberal and Conservative cities: https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/08/08/chart-of-the-week-the-most-liberal-and-conservative-big-cities/

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @t

    Escepting Oklahoma, all heavily non white. These places as multi ethnic nations where everyone gets a turn.

    Astounding in the land of the english speaking race.

  65. Lot says:
    @Reg Cæsar
    @Dumbo


    Maybe being close to Tijuana and its cartels injects some sense of reality in the locals?
    Do cities close to the Mexican border tend to have a more realistic attitude to crime than those closer to the Canadian border?
     
    El Paso has also been lauded for a low violent crime rate, despite being separated by a "river" from what was recently the world's most dangerous city. However, some here have disputed this claim. Are El Paso's figures cooked?

    What is the most dangerous city today? Tegucigalpa?

    Replies: @Lot, @Captain Blarg

    “ However, some here have disputed this claim. Are El Paso’s figures cooked?”

    EP is a poor city without a lot of street crime opportunities, and its illegal population we are constantly told is scared to report crimes.

    “What is the most dangerous city today?”

    Outside of civil war zones, Port Moresby is a top contender.

    • Replies: @Jane Plain
    @Lot

    Wot?

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/10/at-least-15-women-and-children-killed-in-tribal-massacre-in-papua-new-guinea

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/13/papua-new-guinea-armed-gangs-attack-and-rob-aid-workers

  66. (619) 667-7532

    San Diego has never gotten any respect. One sign is the presence of high digits (zero is the highest) in the area code.

    Originally, SD was in LA’s 213. That tied with Chicago’s 312 for the lowest available after New York City’s 212. As early as 1951, though, San Diego was “flash-cut” (i.e., no transition period) into its own 714. Then it was further demoted to 619 in 1982, though by then buttons would have replaced most rotary dials.

    Still, 714 is better on a square array, as the digits are in the same column. 619 makes you bounce around. The ideal digital area code would be the legendary exchange 555, from all those cheesy movies.

    Exurbs didn’t have the clout they do now– north of LA was 805, commemorated in a Moby Grape song. (That band had at least two schizophrenes. Really. One is a native San Diegan.) Bruce Springsteen recorded at 914 Studio up the Hudson in the ’70s.

    By the way, Jim and Ingrid Croce planned to settle in San Diego. Ingrid did, and was a successful restaurateuse there for decades.

    • Replies: @prosa123
    @Reg Cæsar

    The best area code is the 321 in the area around the Kennedy Space Center, the classic countdown.

    , @Lot
    @Reg Cæsar

    San Diego retained 7 digit dialing, even on cell phones, much longer than other large cities, until May 2018. I still have to update numbers in my phone on people I haven’t called in a while when I do.

    The reason is it never had area code overlays. However 619 is expected to run out fairly soon so an overlay that covers multiple area codes is likely in a few years.

    , @peterike
    @Reg Cæsar

    "San Diego has never gotten any respect. One sign is the presence of high digits (zero is the highest) in the area code. Originally, SD was in LA’s 213. That tied with Chicago’s 312 for the lowest available after New York City’s 212."

    Yup. At the time of rotary dialing, phone switching was physical. You had actual metal connections "clacking" together (the clicking you heard when you dialed a number, if you're old enough to remember).

    Because this was a physical process, it caused both wear and tear on circuits, as well as wait times. A finite number of circuits could only do so many "clacks" in a given time period. Hence, the cities with the most phone traffic got the lowest area codes in terms of clacks.

    New York 212 = 5 clacks, the lowest possible

    You can get a sense of the population/business centers at the time by area codes.

    213 Los Angeles = 6 clacks
    312 Chicago = 6 clacks
    214 Dallas = 7 clacks
    313 Detroit = 7 clacks
    215 Philadelphia = 8 clacks
    314 St. Louis = 8 clacks

    And so on down the line. Of course things have changed a lot over the years, and switching is digital now so it doesn't matter. Interesting how Detroit, Philly and St. Louis were major players.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    , @Charles Erwin Wilson
    @Reg Cæsar

    And I thought I was spergy.

    Well, I salute you Brother Reg Caesar (please forgive my orthography - the two letters instead of one ligature grapheme for one phoneme is just my laziness).

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  67. San Diego trivia: its airport is the busiest one in the United States that has only one runway. London-Gatwick has the world title.

  68. @Reg Cæsar

    (619) 667-7532
     
    San Diego has never gotten any respect. One sign is the presence of high digits (zero is the highest) in the area code.

    Originally, SD was in LA's 213. That tied with Chicago's 312 for the lowest available after New York City's 212. As early as 1951, though, San Diego was "flash-cut" (i.e., no transition period) into its own 714. Then it was further demoted to 619 in 1982, though by then buttons would have replaced most rotary dials.

    Still, 714 is better on a square array, as the digits are in the same column. 619 makes you bounce around. The ideal digital area code would be the legendary exchange 555, from all those cheesy movies.

    Exurbs didn't have the clout they do now-- north of LA was 805, commemorated in a Moby Grape song. (That band had at least two schizophrenes. Really. One is a native San Diegan.) Bruce Springsteen recorded at 914 Studio up the Hudson in the '70s.

    By the way, Jim and Ingrid Croce planned to settle in San Diego. Ingrid did, and was a successful restaurateuse there for decades.

    Replies: @prosa123, @Lot, @peterike, @Charles Erwin Wilson

    The best area code is the 321 in the area around the Kennedy Space Center, the classic countdown.

  69. @Altai
    https://twitter.com/IBJIYONGI/status/1269802869131182082

    "It's a hellscape".

    Also I feel like maybe there still is room for the first black woman to do those things judging from her picture...

    Replies: @El Dato, @Buffalo Joe, @Mr. Anon, @Jane Plain, @Hypnotoad666, @Dtbb

    I’m sure that any room Prescod-Weinstein is in, is indeed a “hellscape”. When Sartre wrote “Hell is other people”, he undoubtedly had somebody like her in mind.

  70. The insanest city.

    From SDU-T:

    Voters approved Proposition S, a $2.1 billion bond program, in 2008 and Proposition Z, a $2.8 billion program, four years after. Most recently in November [‘19], voters approved a third bond program for the [San Diego Unified] school district, Measure YY, which totals $3.5 billion in bond projects.

  71. @Buffalo Joe
    @JimDandy

    Jim, the National Guard is in the hands of Gavin Newsom, so there will be no deployment unless he says so. However, San Diego reflects the values that its residents embrace. So, I think their police department would hit back early and hard.

    Replies: @JimDandy

    Thanks, Joe. I’m also wondering, though, what exactly the process is for putting the kibosh on a vigorous legal defense, such as what happened with Fields and others after the Charlotesville incidents.

    • Replies: @James B. Shearer
    @JimDandy

    "Thanks, Joe. I’m also wondering, though, what exactly the process is for putting the kibosh on a vigorous legal defense, ..."

    Most people don't get a vigorous legal defense as good lawyers are expensive. Even if you have money you also need good judgement in picking a lawyer lest you get someone like Michael Avenatti.

    However I would expect Derek Chauvin will be able to get a decent lawyer through the police union. Although if you are really paranoid you might worry the union will think Chauvin is a lost cause and concentrate on helping the other three officers.

  72. Altai [AKA "Altai_2"] says:
    @El Dato
    @Altai

    That IBJIYONGI (who features most intersectionality surface markers ever known to man) twitter feed is ... a catastrophe.

    Is this where science is now?

    But one learns new things every day:

    https://twitter.com/MeganMolteni/status/1270689281795747841

    Replies: @Altai

    The front page of Nature.com right now…

    https://www.nature.com/

    What global pandemic?

  73. @Tiny Duck
    San Diego city council deliberately ignored their constituents and still passed a racist as heck police budget increase despite over 10 hours of callers and thousands of public comments urging them not to

    Looks like they're tempting the guillotine.

    Replies: @Alfa158, @Ghost of Bull Moose, @anonymous

    There’s worse things than the guillotine.

  74. @Svevlad
    Probably because the city is so Hispanic. They take no bullshit from joggers

    Replies: @R.G. Camara, @SteveRogers42, @Neoconned, @Hums

    While that might contribute, San Diego has a large percentage of the population that are former or current military. San Diego is a big Marine town—the training for all new Marines from west of the Mississippi is in San Diego. It’s kept San Diego nominally red and sane.

    Which makes me wonder about a possible plan to undue the Blue dominance in cities. If and when all these metro areas become war zones and demand a semi-permanent presence of troops, anti-leftists demand that bases and forts be built (or rebuilt) right in the begging cities in order to care for the semi-permanent troops. Might cause a sizeable shift in politics in a decade or two—not enough to change the whole city, but enough to tamper down on some commie insanity.

    In other words, I’m saying the closing of the Brooklyn Navy Yard and Charlestown Navy Yard was detrimental to right-wing politics in NYC and Boston.

    Then again, there’s a very good reason the Romans kept the barracks outside the city walls

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    @R.G. Camara

    Fort Sheridan, on Chicago's North Shore, now defunct, except for a small reserve center, for the last 25 years, was originally established at least in part to supply Regular troops to protect Chicago from violent radicals.

  75. @Bill H
    @Henry Canaday

    San Diego has a Democratic mayor. The City Council is 6 Democrats, 2 Republicans and 1 Independent.

    That being said, yes, there is a large contingent of retired military, which restrains the Democrats a little. A lot of "public intitiatives" wind up on the ballot, and they have a hard time passing.

    As to the increase for the police department, there was little choice. Police departments in Southern California are all paying much higher wages than SD, and not only were we not able to get new hires, we had cops leaving in droves for higher wages elsewhere.

    Replies: @William Badwhite, @Dutch Boy, @Lot

    San Diego has a Democratic mayor. The City Council is 6 Democrats, 2 Republicans and 1 Independent.

    Faulconer is a Republican. He’ll likely be the sacrificial lamb in the next Governor race.

    • Replies: @Bill H
    @William Badwhite

    Yeah, I keep forgetting that. He acts like a Democrat because he has to bow to the City Council.

    San Diego now has a "strong mayor" form of government (ha!), but a 2/3 majority of the City Council can override him. So 6 out of 9 pretty much has him hamstrung.

  76. @El Dato

    At 27 years on the job Officer Yates is most likely able to retire on a full pension. How many younger officers are going to decide it isn’t worth it anymore and walk away? The bigger question is how any police department is going to get competent recruits now. What kind of person is going to find law enforcement a career worth pursuing?

  77. @Henry Canaday
    My recollection is that San Diego is almost the only large U.S. city, apart from Salt Lake City, to be mostly governed by Republicans for the last 50 years.

    Replies: @carol, @Anonymous, @JSQ, @Luke, @anonymous, @Bill H, @t, @Dutch Boy, @Ron Mexico, @Ron Unz

    The current Republican mayor will be the last (the council is already majority Democrat). The leading candidate to succeed him is a woke Democratic homosexual.

  78. @Bill H
    @Henry Canaday

    San Diego has a Democratic mayor. The City Council is 6 Democrats, 2 Republicans and 1 Independent.

    That being said, yes, there is a large contingent of retired military, which restrains the Democrats a little. A lot of "public intitiatives" wind up on the ballot, and they have a hard time passing.

    As to the increase for the police department, there was little choice. Police departments in Southern California are all paying much higher wages than SD, and not only were we not able to get new hires, we had cops leaving in droves for higher wages elsewhere.

    Replies: @William Badwhite, @Dutch Boy, @Lot

    The current mayor is a Bush Republican (Kevin Faulconer). His likely successor is a homosexual Democrat (Todd Gloria).

  79. Lot says:
    @Bill H
    @Henry Canaday

    San Diego has a Democratic mayor. The City Council is 6 Democrats, 2 Republicans and 1 Independent.

    That being said, yes, there is a large contingent of retired military, which restrains the Democrats a little. A lot of "public intitiatives" wind up on the ballot, and they have a hard time passing.

    As to the increase for the police department, there was little choice. Police departments in Southern California are all paying much higher wages than SD, and not only were we not able to get new hires, we had cops leaving in droves for higher wages elsewhere.

    Replies: @William Badwhite, @Dutch Boy, @Lot

    Trump’s upper middle class blue state tax increase caused a complete meltdown of the GOP in Southern California.

    OC’s congressional delegation went from 4-2 GOP to 0-6 Dem from 2016 to 2018.

    San Diego is going from a GOP mayor to not even having a GOP candidate because the top-2 primary was won by two Dems, though both are pro-biz moderates. The same is happening to a GOP seat in the county board of supervisors, which was for a long time all GOP.

    Last year in Mayor Falconer’s old district a GOP incumbent was defeated by a corrupt lesbian doctor who was sued by an insurance company for a false disability claim. She claimed to be so disabled she couldn’t work, but then ran for public office!

    I agree the local police are underpaid. Starting salaries are half what they are in the bay area.

    The bright side is the GOP is surviving still in the suburbs, and the new crop of Dems like Bry and Gloria are woke in word but conservative in deed. The reactionary NIMBY element is strong, as their base are still older white and asian homeowners.

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @Lot


    She claimed to be so disabled she couldn’t work, but then ran for public office!
     
    Sounds legit.

    Trump’s upper middle class blue state tax increase caused a complete meltdown of the GOP in Southern California.
     
    He did? Well, it hasn't even begun.

    https://usdebtclock.org/

    What's 126 trillion USD unfunded liablities between people who want to #ShutdownSTEM
    , @Anon
    @Lot

    In theory, you think the property tax increase would have caused Cali voters to have moved away from the GOP, but California Dems have been raising taxes for years and it's never driven the majority of their voters away from the Democrats.

    , @Desiderius
    @Lot

    SALT was the engine of the Babe Drain that’s at the heart of a lot of this.

    , @Abolish_public_education
    @Lot

    Government bureaucrats are always way OVERPAID.

    Regarding cops, the counties have little trouble attracting reserve sheriff deputies.

    Reserves roll when it suits them. Many go out on a weekend night, here and there (i.e. for an adrenaline fix). Others do it as part of their regular routine.

    I think the pay is $1/yr.

    Then there’s overpaid schoolteachers ...

    , @Thirdtwin
    @Lot

    “Trump’s upper middle class blue state tax increase caused a complete meltdown of the GOP in Southern California.

    OC’s congressional delegation went from 4-2 GOP to 0-6 Dem from 2016 to 2018.”

    How about 50/50, closed tax loophole/vote-harvesting?

    , @AnonAnon
    @Lot


    OC’s congressional delegation went from 4-2 GOP to 0-6 Dem from 2016 to 2018.
     
    We can thank ballot harvesting for flipping those seats blue.

    https://www.sfchronicle.com/politics/article/California-s-late-votes-broke-big-for-13432727.php
  80. @Dumbo
    Maybe being close to Tijuana and its cartels injects some sense of reality in the locals?

    Do cities close to the Mexican border tend to have a more realistic attitude to crime than those closer to the Canadian border?

    However, from my recollection (from years ago), San Diego has a LOT of homeless people on the streets. Mostly harmless people, but still, not a pretty sight. But I guess it's not as bad as San Francisco.

    Replies: @SMK, @prosa123, @Reg Cæsar, @Exile, @Neoconned

    The homeless situation is getting out of hand in SD, particularly in the last 5 years, worse every day. As others have noted, it starts with climate & safety. If you are homeless there is no city where you are physically safer and have better weather, hands-down.

    But for all that Steve congratulates San Diego on intolerance for rioting, it has no coherent policy on vagrancy and homelessness and its tourist spots are being overrun. Law enforcement basically punts the problem to private security who simply NIMBY homeless around town to the lots, businesses and other properties of those not well-heeled enough to hire private security. Private guards receive minimal and grudging support from the cops re: the homeless who won’t simply pick up and move when asked nicely.

    As others have also noted, the low Black population (many of whom are higher-functioning military/ex-military, not George Floyds) is the biggest factor in keeping SD crime low. There is a lot of Mexican cartel activity including staggering amounts of money-laundering but they tend to keep the peace in “non-combatant” areas and do their dirtier business out of the public eye or south of the border. Similar to the Latin-gang gentrification of Compton and other Black gang hellholes in LA, guys who are only 4x as criminal as Whites make better neighbors than those who are 12x more criminal than Whites.

  81. @Altai
    https://twitter.com/icecube/status/1270752897899229184

    https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/792/270/1b4.gif

    I'm not sure what point he's trying to make. (Though one is tempted to make a 'Jewish physics' joke) I'd have just posted the NYC list of worst landlords.

    https://landlordwatchlist.com/landlords

    Replies: @Hemid

    Cube is a good ol’ fashioned Jew-hating small-%-er.

    As an exceptionally white Jew, I greatly prefer those guys to the people who’ve canceled those guys, because the former were arguable-with intellectuals, while nowadays woke blax (+ their white-women/corporate enablers) are just retarded and violent. This is bad for everyone except the white wimmin whose “thoughts” are all occulted rape fantasies.

    We’ll all die together, whitely, to marginally increase their wetness.

  82. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @t
    @Henry Canaday

    Miami has had Republican mayors more often tahn not for the last 25 years, Fort Worth, Jacksonville, Oklahoma City and Fresno often have republican mayors.

    Most liberal and Conservative cities: https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/08/08/chart-of-the-week-the-most-liberal-and-conservative-big-cities/

    Replies: @Anonymous

    Escepting Oklahoma, all heavily non white. These places as multi ethnic nations where everyone gets a turn.

    Astounding in the land of the english speaking race.

  83. Police dog objects to Antifa twitlet. Administers butt chomp. Here’s your Feel Good video of the day, unless you’re Antifa.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=ZHOnpz0_1sw

  84. @Lot
    @Bill H

    Trump’s upper middle class blue state tax increase caused a complete meltdown of the GOP in Southern California.

    OC’s congressional delegation went from 4-2 GOP to 0-6 Dem from 2016 to 2018.

    San Diego is going from a GOP mayor to not even having a GOP candidate because the top-2 primary was won by two Dems, though both are pro-biz moderates. The same is happening to a GOP seat in the county board of supervisors, which was for a long time all GOP.

    Last year in Mayor Falconer’s old district a GOP incumbent was defeated by a corrupt lesbian doctor who was sued by an insurance company for a false disability claim. She claimed to be so disabled she couldn’t work, but then ran for public office!

    I agree the local police are underpaid. Starting salaries are half what they are in the bay area.

    The bright side is the GOP is surviving still in the suburbs, and the new crop of Dems like Bry and Gloria are woke in word but conservative in deed. The reactionary NIMBY element is strong, as their base are still older white and asian homeowners.

    Replies: @El Dato, @Anon, @Desiderius, @Abolish_public_education, @Thirdtwin, @AnonAnon

    She claimed to be so disabled she couldn’t work, but then ran for public office!

    Sounds legit.

    Trump’s upper middle class blue state tax increase caused a complete meltdown of the GOP in Southern California.

    He did? Well, it hasn’t even begun.

    https://usdebtclock.org/

    What’s 126 trillion USD unfunded liablities between people who want to #ShutdownSTEM

  85. Is the SDPD unionized?

    Because one of the first things that happens (see Camden) when you dissolve a police dept is that the union gets busted.

  86. @William Badwhite
    @Bill H


    San Diego has a Democratic mayor. The City Council is 6 Democrats, 2 Republicans and 1 Independent.
     
    Faulconer is a Republican. He'll likely be the sacrificial lamb in the next Governor race.

    Replies: @Bill H

    Yeah, I keep forgetting that. He acts like a Democrat because he has to bow to the City Council.

    San Diego now has a “strong mayor” form of government (ha!), but a 2/3 majority of the City Council can override him. So 6 out of 9 pretty much has him hamstrung.

  87. I hope they give those peaceful protesters a good peaceful whuppin’.

  88. @Altai
    https://twitter.com/IBJIYONGI/status/1269802869131182082

    "It's a hellscape".

    Also I feel like maybe there still is room for the first black woman to do those things judging from her picture...

    Replies: @El Dato, @Buffalo Joe, @Mr. Anon, @Jane Plain, @Hypnotoad666, @Dtbb

    If Physicist Dave is around, can he actually vet Chandra Prescod-Weinstein’s published papers and tell us whether she is for real, or a fraud?

    Because it strikes me that a lot of modern physics is high-end gibberish, Kabbalah. But I’m no judge.

    • Replies: @Black-hole creator
    @Jane Plain

    I am wondering why is she relevant to you ? Is she like a new messiah of the SJW movement ? I never actually heard of her. Anyway, I read her wiki profile. Well, she is not a particularly good scientist, if that's what you are interested in.

    1) She is based in University of New Hampshire, ranked at exactly #100 of physics grad schools. Very little cutting-edge science happens at schools ranked below about #25. If she was any good at all, with her collection of gold stars (trans, latino, black, woman) she would've had an easy of choice of pretty much any school in the country.

    2) Her primary claim to fame in astronomy seems to be the on-going investigation of the effects of whiteness of astronomers on the actual astrophysics discoveries. Maybe she can prove that if an astrophysicist was non-white ze could've discovered the gravitational waves much sooner than LIGO did, or something to that effect.

  89. @Lot
    @Reg Cæsar

    “ However, some here have disputed this claim. Are El Paso’s figures cooked?”

    EP is a poor city without a lot of street crime opportunities, and its illegal population we are constantly told is scared to report crimes.

    “What is the most dangerous city today?”

    Outside of civil war zones, Port Moresby is a top contender.

    Replies: @Jane Plain

  90. @Lot
    @Bill H

    Trump’s upper middle class blue state tax increase caused a complete meltdown of the GOP in Southern California.

    OC’s congressional delegation went from 4-2 GOP to 0-6 Dem from 2016 to 2018.

    San Diego is going from a GOP mayor to not even having a GOP candidate because the top-2 primary was won by two Dems, though both are pro-biz moderates. The same is happening to a GOP seat in the county board of supervisors, which was for a long time all GOP.

    Last year in Mayor Falconer’s old district a GOP incumbent was defeated by a corrupt lesbian doctor who was sued by an insurance company for a false disability claim. She claimed to be so disabled she couldn’t work, but then ran for public office!

    I agree the local police are underpaid. Starting salaries are half what they are in the bay area.

    The bright side is the GOP is surviving still in the suburbs, and the new crop of Dems like Bry and Gloria are woke in word but conservative in deed. The reactionary NIMBY element is strong, as their base are still older white and asian homeowners.

    Replies: @El Dato, @Anon, @Desiderius, @Abolish_public_education, @Thirdtwin, @AnonAnon

    In theory, you think the property tax increase would have caused Cali voters to have moved away from the GOP, but California Dems have been raising taxes for years and it’s never driven the majority of their voters away from the Democrats.

  91. @Bruno
    Unrelated but just summarizing last communication of Raoult about the Discovery essay (he successfully delegit Lancet ans British Jounal studies) : Raoult has another convincing video against discovery :

    - people where not tested for covid and at the same time people didn’t know that anomia was an easy way to diagnose

    - they received more than 4 times the normal doses of Hydro (2g instead of 400/600 mg) and there was no cardio accident btw

    - the mortality rate of 25% for both control and Hydro is unheard of ... data must be wrong . Because it’s even worst than for people in reanimation stage

    - there is no follow up testing on people at the end (cured or dead)

    He says it looks very badly done because it was impossible to do a proper randomize trial before getting a first comprehension of the new illness. He doesn’t allege there is any fraud.

    The title of the video is Max Brothers doing science

    https://www.mediterranee-infection.com/les-marx-brothers-font-de-la-science-lexemple-de-recovery/

    Replies: @Hypnotoad666

    So we currently have a safe and effective CV-19 treatment in the form of HCL. And the campaign against it turned out to be “fake news.” That’s pretty huge, but you can file it under “Huge News that Won’t be Reported because it’s Counter-Narrative.”

    The Woke choke hold on information available to the public has got to be the single biggest problem in our nation today. My Google News feed is all non-news Narrative propaganda from CNN, USA Today, and NYT about NASCAR banning confederate flags, Trump refusing to rename military bases, and attempts to restart the discredited Covid hoax.

    Meanwhile, totally blacked out by the MSM, a designated domestic terrorist group has seized control of a large chunk of Seattle and declared an “Autonomous Zone,” like some kind of ISIS Caliphate. They are armed and extorting money from the residents, while the police cower and retreat like the Iraqi army at Mosul.

    How in God’s name is that not headline news! Will all this insanity finally wake up the normies to the utter corruption and dishonesty of the media?

    On Monday, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced that police at the city’s East Precinct would be leaving the area and reopening streets that had been blocked off for almost two weeks. It didn’t take long before what’s become known as the “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone” began to take shape.

    For one speaker, the South Seattle protest was about ‘love and unity’

    Barriers originally set up by police have been repurposed to set up the borders of the zone. What used to be the Seattle Police Department on the corner of 12th and Pine now reads “Seattle People Department.” https://mynorthwest.com/1934076/seattle-capitol-hill-autonomous-zone/

    Seattle police say some demonstrators on Capitol Hill are armed and trying to extort protection money from area businesses and residents.

    A look inside Seattle’s newly-formed ‘Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone’

    “We have been hearing from community members that they have been subjected to barricades set up by the protesters with some armed individuals running them as checkpoints in the neighborhood,” said Seattle Police Assistant Chief Deanna Nollette. “While they have a constitutionally protected right to bear arms there is no legal right for those arms to be used to intimidate community members.”

    Nollette explained on Wednesday why the East Precinct on Capitol Hill has been cleared of almost all officers and expensive equipment. She added that an investigation is underway.

    If you are the victim of extortion, Seattle police are asking you to call 911. https://mynorthwest.com/1935411/seattle-demontrators-checkpoint-chaz/

  92. @Known Fact
    The Peoples' Demokratik Republik of Seattle is certainly making San Diego look pretty good

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard

    The Peoples’ Demokratik Republik of Seattle is certainly making San Diego look pretty good

    They’re already running out of food and have a warlord (up and coming rapper) that threatened to murder someone:

    “We are the police here.”

    “You’re being disrespectful.”

    The hivemind on the Seattle subreddits has no idea what to do other that, “Somebody call the police!”

    Kek.

  93. @Lot
    @Bill H

    Trump’s upper middle class blue state tax increase caused a complete meltdown of the GOP in Southern California.

    OC’s congressional delegation went from 4-2 GOP to 0-6 Dem from 2016 to 2018.

    San Diego is going from a GOP mayor to not even having a GOP candidate because the top-2 primary was won by two Dems, though both are pro-biz moderates. The same is happening to a GOP seat in the county board of supervisors, which was for a long time all GOP.

    Last year in Mayor Falconer’s old district a GOP incumbent was defeated by a corrupt lesbian doctor who was sued by an insurance company for a false disability claim. She claimed to be so disabled she couldn’t work, but then ran for public office!

    I agree the local police are underpaid. Starting salaries are half what they are in the bay area.

    The bright side is the GOP is surviving still in the suburbs, and the new crop of Dems like Bry and Gloria are woke in word but conservative in deed. The reactionary NIMBY element is strong, as their base are still older white and asian homeowners.

    Replies: @El Dato, @Anon, @Desiderius, @Abolish_public_education, @Thirdtwin, @AnonAnon

    SALT was the engine of the Babe Drain that’s at the heart of a lot of this.

  94. @Lot
    @Bill H

    Trump’s upper middle class blue state tax increase caused a complete meltdown of the GOP in Southern California.

    OC’s congressional delegation went from 4-2 GOP to 0-6 Dem from 2016 to 2018.

    San Diego is going from a GOP mayor to not even having a GOP candidate because the top-2 primary was won by two Dems, though both are pro-biz moderates. The same is happening to a GOP seat in the county board of supervisors, which was for a long time all GOP.

    Last year in Mayor Falconer’s old district a GOP incumbent was defeated by a corrupt lesbian doctor who was sued by an insurance company for a false disability claim. She claimed to be so disabled she couldn’t work, but then ran for public office!

    I agree the local police are underpaid. Starting salaries are half what they are in the bay area.

    The bright side is the GOP is surviving still in the suburbs, and the new crop of Dems like Bry and Gloria are woke in word but conservative in deed. The reactionary NIMBY element is strong, as their base are still older white and asian homeowners.

    Replies: @El Dato, @Anon, @Desiderius, @Abolish_public_education, @Thirdtwin, @AnonAnon

    Government bureaucrats are always way OVERPAID.

    Regarding cops, the counties have little trouble attracting reserve sheriff deputies.

    Reserves roll when it suits them. Many go out on a weekend night, here and there (i.e. for an adrenaline fix). Others do it as part of their regular routine.

    I think the pay is $1/yr.

    Then there’s overpaid schoolteachers …

  95. @Altai
    https://twitter.com/IBJIYONGI/status/1269802869131182082

    "It's a hellscape".

    Also I feel like maybe there still is room for the first black woman to do those things judging from her picture...

    Replies: @El Dato, @Buffalo Joe, @Mr. Anon, @Jane Plain, @Hypnotoad666, @Dtbb

    If I get tenure, I will be the first to in both fields.

    According to her bio she’s an “all Black/all Jewish,” “queer agender woman.”

    So, yeah, she’s getting tenure.

    • LOL: Lot
    • Replies: @Altai
    @Hypnotoad666

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_K_gBjKqBLg

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Hypnotoad666


    According to her bio she’s an “all Black/all Jewish,” “queer agender woman.”
     
    Return to gender,
    Address unknown...




    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/a9/0b/9b/a90b9b9344ab03f4d1f5a6af033a2db6.jpg

    Replies: @Jane Plain

  96. @Reg Cæsar

    (619) 667-7532
     
    San Diego has never gotten any respect. One sign is the presence of high digits (zero is the highest) in the area code.

    Originally, SD was in LA's 213. That tied with Chicago's 312 for the lowest available after New York City's 212. As early as 1951, though, San Diego was "flash-cut" (i.e., no transition period) into its own 714. Then it was further demoted to 619 in 1982, though by then buttons would have replaced most rotary dials.

    Still, 714 is better on a square array, as the digits are in the same column. 619 makes you bounce around. The ideal digital area code would be the legendary exchange 555, from all those cheesy movies.

    Exurbs didn't have the clout they do now-- north of LA was 805, commemorated in a Moby Grape song. (That band had at least two schizophrenes. Really. One is a native San Diegan.) Bruce Springsteen recorded at 914 Studio up the Hudson in the '70s.

    By the way, Jim and Ingrid Croce planned to settle in San Diego. Ingrid did, and was a successful restaurateuse there for decades.

    Replies: @prosa123, @Lot, @peterike, @Charles Erwin Wilson

    San Diego retained 7 digit dialing, even on cell phones, much longer than other large cities, until May 2018. I still have to update numbers in my phone on people I haven’t called in a while when I do.

    The reason is it never had area code overlays. However 619 is expected to run out fairly soon so an overlay that covers multiple area codes is likely in a few years.

  97. @Henry Canaday
    My recollection is that San Diego is almost the only large U.S. city, apart from Salt Lake City, to be mostly governed by Republicans for the last 50 years.

    Replies: @carol, @Anonymous, @JSQ, @Luke, @anonymous, @Bill H, @t, @Dutch Boy, @Ron Mexico, @Ron Unz

    no NBA or, recently, NFL team helps

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Ron Mexico


    no NBA or, recently, NFL team helps
     
    San Diego is the third-largest city without an NFL team, after New York and San Antonio. Los Angeles and Houston are also larger and went for a period without a franchise. San Jose and Austin, with or with near a million, are right behind San Diego.

    That's going by city proper-- San Antonio has almost no suburbs, for instance.

    As for TV markets, San Diego is 29th. Larger ones without the NFL are Raleigh, Sacramento, St Louis, Portland, and, the largest, Orlando.


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_television_markets

  98. @Hypnotoad666
    @Altai


    If I get tenure, I will be the first to in both fields.
     
    According to her bio she's an "all Black/all Jewish," "queer agender woman."

    So, yeah, she's getting tenure.

    Replies: @Altai, @Reg Cæsar

  99. @prosa123
    @Dumbo

    from my recollection (from years ago), San Diego has a LOT of homeless people on the streets. Mostly harmless people, but still, not a pretty sight.

    Likely an unavoidable consequence of its climate.
    On a similar note, depsite being a very attractive city Victoria, British Columbia has a growing skell problem. Not because of any policy decisions, but merely because it has the warmest climate in Canada.

    Replies: @Dutch Boy

    True!

  100. @Malcolm X-Lax
    Off topic: Ice Cube's twitter feed is becoming a must read for seeing how much Jack will let a black celebrity get away with.
    https://twitter.com/icecube/status/1270805673874341888

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous

    Bah. It’s not just celebrities. Jack is letting the Antifa in Seattle’s CHAZ literally ask for weapons via Twitter.

    • Replies: @Malcolm X-Lax
    @Chrisnonymous

    This actually wasn’t even ice cube’s worst tweet of the day.

  101. Long but interesting read from CHAZ. Notice the comments, which include quite a few hecklers (I wonder how much was censored), and near the bottom (not sure how to directly link a particular comment) we find this from Marcus S:

    Marcus S.
    17 hours ago
    I’m a business owner in the area; my business was entered this evening by a group of six Free Cap Hill participants who requested I pay $500 to help finance what they said was community security and protection. They said they will accept cash or Bitcoin; I told them I would prefer to pay in the latter in hope it would buy time. They’re supposedly coming back tomorrow to give me digital wallet details (none of them actually had that info when they showed up; I’m assuming there’s a leader or someone in the background who keeps it). Even $500 is going to be a hit for us as we only just reopened but I’d rather pay than ask for trouble.

    Marcus S.
    17 hours ago
    I also am hoping they provide some more clarity as to whether this is a one-time or recurring payment and how often payment is expected.

    A Citizen
    11 hours ago
    You clearly never gained an appreciation of the freedoms you were given, freedoms purchased with the blood of patriots. You are so bereft of understanding you whimper like a child, afraid of “asking for trouble.” Now, pay up. You will be designated racist if you don’t, and clearly it is more desirable to avoid such a label than to breathe free air.

    Bob Knudson
    11 hours ago
    Wow! That is extortion, clear and simple, and reminds me of what the mafia used to do. Please don’t pay.

    https://www.capitolhillseattle.com/2020/06/welcome-to-free-capitol-hill-capitol-hill-autonomous-zone-forms-around-emptied-east-precinct/

    There’s a bit above that where a woman complains about gun-toting vigilantes and is “corrected” to the effect that, there were some Communards brandishing guns, but they had received a rumor that Proud Boys were approaching (Oh no!), concluding with the reassurance that apart from the armed folks “there are no vigilantes.”

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    @J.Ross

    "...and reminds me of what the mafia used to do."

    One of the two clear thinkers is naive enough to believe that the Mob is a thing of the past.

  102. @Svevlad
    Probably because the city is so Hispanic. They take no bullshit from joggers

    Replies: @R.G. Camara, @SteveRogers42, @Neoconned, @Hums

    Large numbers of active and retired Navy and USMC probably have something to do with it too.

  103. @Ron Mexico
    @Henry Canaday

    no NBA or, recently, NFL team helps

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    no NBA or, recently, NFL team helps

    San Diego is the third-largest city without an NFL team, after New York and San Antonio. Los Angeles and Houston are also larger and went for a period without a franchise. San Jose and Austin, with or with near a million, are right behind San Diego.

    That’s going by city proper– San Antonio has almost no suburbs, for instance.

    As for TV markets, San Diego is 29th. Larger ones without the NFL are Raleigh, Sacramento, St Louis, Portland, and, the largest, Orlando.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_television_markets

  104. @Tiny Duck
    San Diego city council deliberately ignored their constituents and still passed a racist as heck police budget increase despite over 10 hours of callers and thousands of public comments urging them not to

    Looks like they're tempting the guillotine.

    Replies: @Alfa158, @Ghost of Bull Moose, @anonymous

    Too on the bill TD

  105. @Reg Cæsar

    (619) 667-7532
     
    San Diego has never gotten any respect. One sign is the presence of high digits (zero is the highest) in the area code.

    Originally, SD was in LA's 213. That tied with Chicago's 312 for the lowest available after New York City's 212. As early as 1951, though, San Diego was "flash-cut" (i.e., no transition period) into its own 714. Then it was further demoted to 619 in 1982, though by then buttons would have replaced most rotary dials.

    Still, 714 is better on a square array, as the digits are in the same column. 619 makes you bounce around. The ideal digital area code would be the legendary exchange 555, from all those cheesy movies.

    Exurbs didn't have the clout they do now-- north of LA was 805, commemorated in a Moby Grape song. (That band had at least two schizophrenes. Really. One is a native San Diegan.) Bruce Springsteen recorded at 914 Studio up the Hudson in the '70s.

    By the way, Jim and Ingrid Croce planned to settle in San Diego. Ingrid did, and was a successful restaurateuse there for decades.

    Replies: @prosa123, @Lot, @peterike, @Charles Erwin Wilson

    “San Diego has never gotten any respect. One sign is the presence of high digits (zero is the highest) in the area code. Originally, SD was in LA’s 213. That tied with Chicago’s 312 for the lowest available after New York City’s 212.”

    Yup. At the time of rotary dialing, phone switching was physical. You had actual metal connections “clacking” together (the clicking you heard when you dialed a number, if you’re old enough to remember).

    Because this was a physical process, it caused both wear and tear on circuits, as well as wait times. A finite number of circuits could only do so many “clacks” in a given time period. Hence, the cities with the most phone traffic got the lowest area codes in terms of clacks.

    New York 212 = 5 clacks, the lowest possible

    You can get a sense of the population/business centers at the time by area codes.

    213 Los Angeles = 6 clacks
    312 Chicago = 6 clacks
    214 Dallas = 7 clacks
    313 Detroit = 7 clacks
    215 Philadelphia = 8 clacks
    314 St. Louis = 8 clacks

    And so on down the line. Of course things have changed a lot over the years, and switching is digital now so it doesn’t matter. Interesting how Detroit, Philly and St. Louis were major players.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @peterike


    Interesting how Detroit, Philly and St. Louis were major players.
     
    And Washington wasn't, with a whopping 14.
  106. @Altai
    https://twitter.com/IBJIYONGI/status/1269802869131182082

    "It's a hellscape".

    Also I feel like maybe there still is room for the first black woman to do those things judging from her picture...

    Replies: @El Dato, @Buffalo Joe, @Mr. Anon, @Jane Plain, @Hypnotoad666, @Dtbb

    Unless some black “protester” mistakes her for a “Karen”.

  107. @peterike
    @Reg Cæsar

    "San Diego has never gotten any respect. One sign is the presence of high digits (zero is the highest) in the area code. Originally, SD was in LA’s 213. That tied with Chicago’s 312 for the lowest available after New York City’s 212."

    Yup. At the time of rotary dialing, phone switching was physical. You had actual metal connections "clacking" together (the clicking you heard when you dialed a number, if you're old enough to remember).

    Because this was a physical process, it caused both wear and tear on circuits, as well as wait times. A finite number of circuits could only do so many "clacks" in a given time period. Hence, the cities with the most phone traffic got the lowest area codes in terms of clacks.

    New York 212 = 5 clacks, the lowest possible

    You can get a sense of the population/business centers at the time by area codes.

    213 Los Angeles = 6 clacks
    312 Chicago = 6 clacks
    214 Dallas = 7 clacks
    313 Detroit = 7 clacks
    215 Philadelphia = 8 clacks
    314 St. Louis = 8 clacks

    And so on down the line. Of course things have changed a lot over the years, and switching is digital now so it doesn't matter. Interesting how Detroit, Philly and St. Louis were major players.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Interesting how Detroit, Philly and St. Louis were major players.

    And Washington wasn’t, with a whopping 14.

  108. Never go full retard they said. Whelp, the FBI just went full retard.

    White supremacists and racist domestic terrorists pose the largest threat of violence in the United States amid nationwide protests across the country, according to a new intelligence bulletin.

    Unbelievable.

    https://nypost.com/2020/06/10/supremacists-racist-terrorists-greatest-risk-of-violence-fbi-memo/

  109. @Lot
    @Bill H

    Trump’s upper middle class blue state tax increase caused a complete meltdown of the GOP in Southern California.

    OC’s congressional delegation went from 4-2 GOP to 0-6 Dem from 2016 to 2018.

    San Diego is going from a GOP mayor to not even having a GOP candidate because the top-2 primary was won by two Dems, though both are pro-biz moderates. The same is happening to a GOP seat in the county board of supervisors, which was for a long time all GOP.

    Last year in Mayor Falconer’s old district a GOP incumbent was defeated by a corrupt lesbian doctor who was sued by an insurance company for a false disability claim. She claimed to be so disabled she couldn’t work, but then ran for public office!

    I agree the local police are underpaid. Starting salaries are half what they are in the bay area.

    The bright side is the GOP is surviving still in the suburbs, and the new crop of Dems like Bry and Gloria are woke in word but conservative in deed. The reactionary NIMBY element is strong, as their base are still older white and asian homeowners.

    Replies: @El Dato, @Anon, @Desiderius, @Abolish_public_education, @Thirdtwin, @AnonAnon

    “Trump’s upper middle class blue state tax increase caused a complete meltdown of the GOP in Southern California.

    OC’s congressional delegation went from 4-2 GOP to 0-6 Dem from 2016 to 2018.”

    How about 50/50, closed tax loophole/vote-harvesting?

  110. @JimDandy
    @Buffalo Joe

    Thanks, Joe. I'm also wondering, though, what exactly the process is for putting the kibosh on a vigorous legal defense, such as what happened with Fields and others after the Charlotesville incidents.

    Replies: @James B. Shearer

    “Thanks, Joe. I’m also wondering, though, what exactly the process is for putting the kibosh on a vigorous legal defense, …”

    Most people don’t get a vigorous legal defense as good lawyers are expensive. Even if you have money you also need good judgement in picking a lawyer lest you get someone like Michael Avenatti.

    However I would expect Derek Chauvin will be able to get a decent lawyer through the police union. Although if you are really paranoid you might worry the union will think Chauvin is a lost cause and concentrate on helping the other three officers.

  111. @J.Ross
    Long but interesting read from CHAZ. Notice the comments, which include quite a few hecklers (I wonder how much was censored), and near the bottom (not sure how to directly link a particular comment) we find this from Marcus S:

    Marcus S.
    17 hours ago
    I’m a business owner in the area; my business was entered this evening by a group of six Free Cap Hill participants who requested I pay $500 to help finance what they said was community security and protection. They said they will accept cash or Bitcoin; I told them I would prefer to pay in the latter in hope it would buy time. They’re supposedly coming back tomorrow to give me digital wallet details (none of them actually had that info when they showed up; I’m assuming there’s a leader or someone in the background who keeps it). Even $500 is going to be a hit for us as we only just reopened but I’d rather pay than ask for trouble.


    Marcus S.
    17 hours ago
    I also am hoping they provide some more clarity as to whether this is a one-time or recurring payment and how often payment is expected.


    A Citizen
    11 hours ago
    You clearly never gained an appreciation of the freedoms you were given, freedoms purchased with the blood of patriots. You are so bereft of understanding you whimper like a child, afraid of “asking for trouble.” Now, pay up. You will be designated racist if you don’t, and clearly it is more desirable to avoid such a label than to breathe free air.


    Bob Knudson
    11 hours ago
    Wow! That is extortion, clear and simple, and reminds me of what the mafia used to do. Please don’t pay.

    https://www.capitolhillseattle.com/2020/06/welcome-to-free-capitol-hill-capitol-hill-autonomous-zone-forms-around-emptied-east-precinct/

    There's a bit above that where a woman complains about gun-toting vigilantes and is "corrected" to the effect that, there were some Communards brandishing guns, but they had received a rumor that Proud Boys were approaching (Oh no!), concluding with the reassurance that apart from the armed folks "there are no vigilantes."

    Replies: @Hibernian

    “…and reminds me of what the mafia used to do.”

    One of the two clear thinkers is naive enough to believe that the Mob is a thing of the past.

  112. Charles Erwin Wilson [AKA "Charles Erwin Wilson Three"] says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    (619) 667-7532
     
    San Diego has never gotten any respect. One sign is the presence of high digits (zero is the highest) in the area code.

    Originally, SD was in LA's 213. That tied with Chicago's 312 for the lowest available after New York City's 212. As early as 1951, though, San Diego was "flash-cut" (i.e., no transition period) into its own 714. Then it was further demoted to 619 in 1982, though by then buttons would have replaced most rotary dials.

    Still, 714 is better on a square array, as the digits are in the same column. 619 makes you bounce around. The ideal digital area code would be the legendary exchange 555, from all those cheesy movies.

    Exurbs didn't have the clout they do now-- north of LA was 805, commemorated in a Moby Grape song. (That band had at least two schizophrenes. Really. One is a native San Diegan.) Bruce Springsteen recorded at 914 Studio up the Hudson in the '70s.

    By the way, Jim and Ingrid Croce planned to settle in San Diego. Ingrid did, and was a successful restaurateuse there for decades.

    Replies: @prosa123, @Lot, @peterike, @Charles Erwin Wilson

    And I thought I was spergy.

    Well, I salute you Brother Reg Caesar (please forgive my orthography – the two letters instead of one ligature grapheme for one phoneme is just my laziness).

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Charles Erwin Wilson


    And I thought I was spergy.
     
    Hey, I just read the Wikipedia page. Somebody wrote it.
  113. @Lot
    @Bill H

    Trump’s upper middle class blue state tax increase caused a complete meltdown of the GOP in Southern California.

    OC’s congressional delegation went from 4-2 GOP to 0-6 Dem from 2016 to 2018.

    San Diego is going from a GOP mayor to not even having a GOP candidate because the top-2 primary was won by two Dems, though both are pro-biz moderates. The same is happening to a GOP seat in the county board of supervisors, which was for a long time all GOP.

    Last year in Mayor Falconer’s old district a GOP incumbent was defeated by a corrupt lesbian doctor who was sued by an insurance company for a false disability claim. She claimed to be so disabled she couldn’t work, but then ran for public office!

    I agree the local police are underpaid. Starting salaries are half what they are in the bay area.

    The bright side is the GOP is surviving still in the suburbs, and the new crop of Dems like Bry and Gloria are woke in word but conservative in deed. The reactionary NIMBY element is strong, as their base are still older white and asian homeowners.

    Replies: @El Dato, @Anon, @Desiderius, @Abolish_public_education, @Thirdtwin, @AnonAnon

    OC’s congressional delegation went from 4-2 GOP to 0-6 Dem from 2016 to 2018.

    We can thank ballot harvesting for flipping those seats blue.

    https://www.sfchronicle.com/politics/article/California-s-late-votes-broke-big-for-13432727.php

    • Agree: RadicalCenter, Dutch Boy
  114. For some reason Orange County, 3.2 million people, 2% black, has been heavily targeted for protests. I think we had 30 going on in various cities on Saturday. Huntington and Newport Beach seem to be a favorite targets so maybe Newsom put us on a hit list. Things seemed to have calmed down the last few days, though. Maybe the 90 degree heat has deterred people or the kids got too many blisters from all their marches. Orange County juries tend to side with cops so not sure what the organizers thought they’d accomplish after their defund the police position came out. What they did accomplish is make a lot more people even more determined to vote any Democrat on the ballot out of office in the upcoming election.

    • Replies: @JohnnyWalker123
    @AnonAnon

    I thought Orange County was fairly conservative, at least by California standards. In particular, Newport Beach has a reputation for being an old money conservative WASP enclave.

    Are there any significant differences between OC and San Diego?

  115. @Hypnotoad666
    @Altai


    If I get tenure, I will be the first to in both fields.
     
    According to her bio she's an "all Black/all Jewish," "queer agender woman."

    So, yeah, she's getting tenure.

    Replies: @Altai, @Reg Cæsar

    According to her bio she’s an “all Black/all Jewish,” “queer agender woman.”

    Return to gender,
    Address unknown…

    • Replies: @Jane Plain
    @Reg Cæsar

    Tragic. Cher was gorgeous when she was young.

    I once flipped through a bio of the physicist Paul Dirac. He had a crush on Cher. The early Cher, the pretty one.

    Replies: @Prosa123

  116. @AnonAnon
    For some reason Orange County, 3.2 million people, 2% black, has been heavily targeted for protests. I think we had 30 going on in various cities on Saturday. Huntington and Newport Beach seem to be a favorite targets so maybe Newsom put us on a hit list. Things seemed to have calmed down the last few days, though. Maybe the 90 degree heat has deterred people or the kids got too many blisters from all their marches. Orange County juries tend to side with cops so not sure what the organizers thought they’d accomplish after their defund the police position came out. What they did accomplish is make a lot more people even more determined to vote any Democrat on the ballot out of office in the upcoming election.

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123

    I thought Orange County was fairly conservative, at least by California standards. In particular, Newport Beach has a reputation for being an old money conservative WASP enclave.

    Are there any significant differences between OC and San Diego?

  117. @Henry Canaday
    My recollection is that San Diego is almost the only large U.S. city, apart from Salt Lake City, to be mostly governed by Republicans for the last 50 years.

    Replies: @carol, @Anonymous, @JSQ, @Luke, @anonymous, @Bill H, @t, @Dutch Boy, @Ron Mexico, @Ron Unz

    My recollection is that San Diego is almost the only large U.S. city, apart from Salt Lake City, to be mostly governed by Republicans for the last 50 years.

    I doubt that’s a major factor. My own local big city is San Jose, the third most populous in CA. It’s very liberal and has few Republicans, but it’s probably about as sane and sensible as San Diego.

    San Jose and San Diego regularly compete for the safest big city in America, with their homicide rankings going back and forth.

    Just like with San Diego, there was some San Jose looting last week, though it was pretty mild. The police chief said that nothing like that had ever happened before, and it shocked him.

    Naturally, some activist-types demanded that the government cut its police funding, but everyone knew that was crazy, so the mayor simply refused. The one concession was that they agreed to ban the use of rubber bullets in crowd control, which seems a pretty minor issue.

    The mayor, the councilmen, the police chief, and the police union leaders all seem to get along fine, though police union pensions have sometimes been a bitter and contentious issue.

    • Replies: @Peripatetic Commenter
    @Ron Unz


    Naturally, some activist-types demanded that the government cut its police funding, but everyone knew that was crazy, so the mayor simply refused. The one concession was that they agreed to ban the use of rubber bullets in crowd control, which seems a pretty minor issue.
     
    And one of them got his nuts shot off, or something like that.

    https://www.weaselzippers.us/450246-san-jose-police-fire-rubber-bullets-at-protest-hitting-their-own-racial-bias-trainer-in-the-testicle/
  118. @Chrisnonymous
    @Malcolm X-Lax

    Bah. It's not just celebrities. Jack is letting the Antifa in Seattle's CHAZ literally ask for weapons via Twitter.

    Replies: @Malcolm X-Lax

    This actually wasn’t even ice cube’s worst tweet of the day.

  119. Yeah we’ll see how long this alleged sanity lasts in San Diego

    There is no where we can we go and nothing we can do. Our only hope is that they somehow overplay their hand and disrupt sportsball in some experience altering way. Sadly this seems unlikely.

    All I can get out of my friends is “yeah crazy.” Then they’re babbling about sports again.

  120. @Achmed E. Newman
    You may have heard the same already in you previous post about San Diego, but I didn't have time for that one:

    San Diego has all those retired military men, Navy mostly, I'd guess. You won't find too many completely worthless blacks in that crowd, and you won't find too many who are flat-out Communists (the antifa type). A comparison to other places with retired military would be interesting, but you can't find a city this size, so it'd be apples-to-oranges. (i.e. all the ex-Air Force guys in the panhandle of Florida, but no one big city, Bremerton, WA, across from Seattle, JAX, Florida, maybe?)

    This still doesn't mean antifa people from other areas couldn't have done some planning or instigation, but at least the general population and civic institutions understands right from wrong.

    Replies: @RadicalCenter

    They’ll murder, handicap, terrify, and displace hundreds of thousands of people abroad who have done nothing to us and have no ability to harm us here in the usa. Yeah, they really know right from wrong.

    But it is true that we can expect them to be peaceful and law-abiding once they get back home.

  121. @SMK
    @Dumbo

    The primary reason that San Diego is "sane" and safe, comparatively, is because it's only 5.8% black.

    Replies: @RadicalCenter

    And San Jose, another example mentioned in the comments here of comparatively low-level looting, is a measly three percent african. Nothing to do with it, I am sure.

    https://worldpopulationreview.com/us-cities/san-jose-population/

  122. @Jane Plain
    @Altai

    If Physicist Dave is around, can he actually vet Chandra Prescod-Weinstein's published papers and tell us whether she is for real, or a fraud?

    Because it strikes me that a lot of modern physics is high-end gibberish, Kabbalah. But I'm no judge.

    Replies: @Black-hole creator

    I am wondering why is she relevant to you ? Is she like a new messiah of the SJW movement ? I never actually heard of her. Anyway, I read her wiki profile. Well, she is not a particularly good scientist, if that’s what you are interested in.

    1) She is based in University of New Hampshire, ranked at exactly #100 of physics grad schools. Very little cutting-edge science happens at schools ranked below about #25. If she was any good at all, with her collection of gold stars (trans, latino, black, woman) she would’ve had an easy of choice of pretty much any school in the country.

    2) Her primary claim to fame in astronomy seems to be the on-going investigation of the effects of whiteness of astronomers on the actual astrophysics discoveries. Maybe she can prove that if an astrophysicist was non-white ze could’ve discovered the gravitational waves much sooner than LIGO did, or something to that effect.

  123. @R.G. Camara
    @Svevlad

    While that might contribute, San Diego has a large percentage of the population that are former or current military. San Diego is a big Marine town---the training for all new Marines from west of the Mississippi is in San Diego. It's kept San Diego nominally red and sane.

    Which makes me wonder about a possible plan to undue the Blue dominance in cities. If and when all these metro areas become war zones and demand a semi-permanent presence of troops, anti-leftists demand that bases and forts be built (or rebuilt) right in the begging cities in order to care for the semi-permanent troops. Might cause a sizeable shift in politics in a decade or two---not enough to change the whole city, but enough to tamper down on some commie insanity.

    In other words, I'm saying the closing of the Brooklyn Navy Yard and Charlestown Navy Yard was detrimental to right-wing politics in NYC and Boston.

    Then again, there's a very good reason the Romans kept the barracks outside the city walls

    Replies: @Hibernian

    Fort Sheridan, on Chicago’s North Shore, now defunct, except for a small reserve center, for the last 25 years, was originally established at least in part to supply Regular troops to protect Chicago from violent radicals.

  124. anonymous[186] • Disclaimer says:
    @Tiny Duck
    San Diego city council deliberately ignored their constituents and still passed a racist as heck police budget increase despite over 10 hours of callers and thousands of public comments urging them not to

    Looks like they're tempting the guillotine.

    Replies: @Alfa158, @Ghost of Bull Moose, @anonymous

    Western North Dakota seems nice…

  125. @Ron Unz
    @Henry Canaday


    My recollection is that San Diego is almost the only large U.S. city, apart from Salt Lake City, to be mostly governed by Republicans for the last 50 years.
     
    I doubt that's a major factor. My own local big city is San Jose, the third most populous in CA. It's very liberal and has few Republicans, but it's probably about as sane and sensible as San Diego.

    San Jose and San Diego regularly compete for the safest big city in America, with their homicide rankings going back and forth.

    Just like with San Diego, there was some San Jose looting last week, though it was pretty mild. The police chief said that nothing like that had ever happened before, and it shocked him.

    Naturally, some activist-types demanded that the government cut its police funding, but everyone knew that was crazy, so the mayor simply refused. The one concession was that they agreed to ban the use of rubber bullets in crowd control, which seems a pretty minor issue.

    The mayor, the councilmen, the police chief, and the police union leaders all seem to get along fine, though police union pensions have sometimes been a bitter and contentious issue.

    Replies: @Peripatetic Commenter

    Naturally, some activist-types demanded that the government cut its police funding, but everyone knew that was crazy, so the mayor simply refused. The one concession was that they agreed to ban the use of rubber bullets in crowd control, which seems a pretty minor issue.

    And one of them got his nuts shot off, or something like that.

    https://www.weaselzippers.us/450246-san-jose-police-fire-rubber-bullets-at-protest-hitting-their-own-racial-bias-trainer-in-the-testicle/

  126. @Reg Cæsar
    @Dumbo


    Maybe being close to Tijuana and its cartels injects some sense of reality in the locals?
    Do cities close to the Mexican border tend to have a more realistic attitude to crime than those closer to the Canadian border?
     
    El Paso has also been lauded for a low violent crime rate, despite being separated by a "river" from what was recently the world's most dangerous city. However, some here have disputed this claim. Are El Paso's figures cooked?

    What is the most dangerous city today? Tegucigalpa?

    Replies: @Lot, @Captain Blarg

    I’ve been told that El Paso is safe because of all the federal authorities based there to stop drug trafficking.

    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
    @Captain Blarg

    Good theory. Also, many middle-class Mexicans, including small-business owners, have fled to El Paso over the past few decades to escape the violence, instability, and the risk of kidnapping for ransom south of the border.

  127. @Charles Erwin Wilson
    @Reg Cæsar

    And I thought I was spergy.

    Well, I salute you Brother Reg Caesar (please forgive my orthography - the two letters instead of one ligature grapheme for one phoneme is just my laziness).

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    And I thought I was spergy.

    Hey, I just read the Wikipedia page. Somebody wrote it.

  128. @Svevlad
    Probably because the city is so Hispanic. They take no bullshit from joggers

    Replies: @R.G. Camara, @SteveRogers42, @Neoconned, @Hums

    Most of the Hispanic people I met in San Diego were quite nice.

    I spent quite a bit of time in Santee, downtown, Balboa, Barrio Logan and Emerald Hills. Love that city.

    San Diego does have a bad homeless issue though. The homeless like to pee on the sidewalks.

  129. @Dumbo
    Maybe being close to Tijuana and its cartels injects some sense of reality in the locals?

    Do cities close to the Mexican border tend to have a more realistic attitude to crime than those closer to the Canadian border?

    However, from my recollection (from years ago), San Diego has a LOT of homeless people on the streets. Mostly harmless people, but still, not a pretty sight. But I guess it's not as bad as San Francisco.

    Replies: @SMK, @prosa123, @Reg Cæsar, @Exile, @Neoconned

    When I was in San Diego in 2016 I walked past the homeless camp near the Greyhound Station and near Padres stadium…..caught a black dude urinating on the sidewalk. I said “really man?” And he screamed at me and I went my way. Wasn’t as bad in 2017 but still bad. In 2017 the city sprayed bleach on the sidewalks to challenge the urine odor.

  130. GU says:
    @prosa123
    @Gaius Gracchus

    San Diego's proximity to the border also makes it a haven for steroid users. Steroids are both legal and inexpensive in Mexico. It's not uncommon for users to cross the border into Mexico a few times a week depending on their cycles and get an injection of the 'roids at a Mexican pharmacy. US border officials often catch on to this but there's nothing they can do.

    Replies: @GU

    The fact that anyone anywhere ever gets in trouble for taking roids is ridiculous. The fact that one cent of public money is spent investigating or prosecuting steroid use is outrageous. The side effects of moderate cycles are well within the norms of commonly prescribed medications.

    If you’re worried about kids using it, make the legal age 21 (or 25 even).

    We give teenage girls birth control like candy; how many people realize that bc is just low dose deca (nandrolone)? Yes, almost every woman you meet is taking oral steroids for decades.

    In case you’re wondering, I have never used steroids.

    • Agree: Prosa123
  131. @Reg Cæsar
    @Hypnotoad666


    According to her bio she’s an “all Black/all Jewish,” “queer agender woman.”
     
    Return to gender,
    Address unknown...




    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/a9/0b/9b/a90b9b9344ab03f4d1f5a6af033a2db6.jpg

    Replies: @Jane Plain

    Tragic. Cher was gorgeous when she was young.

    I once flipped through a bio of the physicist Paul Dirac. He had a crush on Cher. The early Cher, the pretty one.

    • Replies: @Prosa123
    @Jane Plain

    Well she is 74

  132. I was the first to publish 2017 homicide statistics for America’s 50 biggest cities.

    Steve, the link goes to the TakiMag article where you talk about the “2017 homicide statistics for America’s 50 biggest cities”, but it does not actually include the statistics. Couldn’t find them on Google or Twitter either. Is there somewhere we can view the stats you discuss? Thanks!

  133. @Captain Blarg
    @Reg Cæsar

    I've been told that El Paso is safe because of all the federal authorities based there to stop drug trafficking.

    Replies: @RadicalCenter

    Good theory. Also, many middle-class Mexicans, including small-business owners, have fled to El Paso over the past few decades to escape the violence, instability, and the risk of kidnapping for ransom south of the border.

  134. @Jane Plain
    @Reg Cæsar

    Tragic. Cher was gorgeous when she was young.

    I once flipped through a bio of the physicist Paul Dirac. He had a crush on Cher. The early Cher, the pretty one.

    Replies: @Prosa123

    Well she is 74

  135. @Svevlad
    Probably because the city is so Hispanic. They take no bullshit from joggers

    Replies: @R.G. Camara, @SteveRogers42, @Neoconned, @Hums

    It’s also one of the few large cities where the white population has not been dramatically declining.

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