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Previously on SBPDL: Black Councilwoman in Philadelphia Pushes to Ban Bulletproof Glass (Protecting Store Employees) Because It Represents an “Indignity” to Black People

In Black-Run America (BRA), anything designed to protect non-blacks from the consequences of black people is automatically racist, which is why bulletproof glass must come down in Philadelphia. Lives hardly matter when the dignity of black criminals is in question.

Bulletproof glass is, of course, the ultimate reminder pattern recognition save lives.

But what is the ultimate symbol of whiteness? In the same city where black elected officials pushed to ban bulletproof glass because it represented an “indignity” to blacks, a black elected official is now working to ban bay windows.

Why?

Because bay windows are a symbol of gentrification and a statement by colonizers (white people) – who dare move back to a city their ancestors fled because of black crime – the quality of life in the community is about to change for the better. [Councilman Kenyatta Johnson pushes ban on bay windows, seen as a symbol of gentrification, in his South Philly district, Philadelphia Inquirer, May 28, 2019]:

After coasting to an easy victory last week in what was expected to be a competitive and potentially groundbreaking Democratic primary election, City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson returned to Council just two days later with his eyes set on regulating new construction in his fast-gentrifying district — a contentious subject that was seen as a key issue in his primary race.

Johnson, who represents much of South Philadelphia, introduced a bill during City Council’s May 23 session that would ban balconies and bay windows across Point Breeze and Grays Ferry. The two architectural features would still be allowed outside of those two neighborhoods, but according to the bill, the distance from which they can project from a building would continue to be regulated.

Johnson’s legislation comes amid unprecedented change in his district, which stretches from the fast-gentrifying neighborhoods of Graduate Hospital and Point Breeze, to areas farther south and west, including the Navy Yard and Eastwick. Thousands of new rowhouses have been built, adding taller and showier structures to older and modest rowhouse blocks. The boxy, bump-out bay windows that Johnson aims to legislate have become a well-known architectural featureof Philadelphia’s construction boom, just asaluminum sidingand roof decks have.

For some homeowners in the market for newly constructed homes, balconies and bump-out bay windows offer two things that a traditional rowhouse can’t: additional space and light.

Other people see these architectural features as a defining symbol of gentrification — bringing with it anxieties about cost-of-living increases and displacement. And yet others worry that the features disrupt the appearance and character of older blocks.

Bay windows “are absolutely reflective of the change that has happened in that [area] in the last 15 years or so,” said Patrick Grossi, advocacy director for the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia. “They are an icon of that change, and maybe for a lot of people, they are an icon of unwelcome change.”

Development tensions have become especially pronounced in South Philadelphia, where the population has grown wealthier and whiter in recent years. Graduate Hospital, for example, the neighborhood in Johnson’s district that is bounded by South Street, Washington Avenue, Broad Street and the Schuylkill, saw average incomes risefrom about $60,000 in 2006 to nearly $91,500 in 2017. The neighborhood’s African American population hasplummetedfrom roughly 80 percent in 1990 to 33 percent in 2014.

Meanwhile, development pressures have stretched farther south. Point Breeze also has seen incomes rise, though much more modestlythan Graduate Hospital, its neighbor directly to the north. Earlier this year, several properties either belonging to or associated with Ori Feibush, a Point Breeze developer,were vandalized. Those incidents came roughly two years after a fire was set to four townhouses he was building; that was laterruled an arson.

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Development tensions such as these were viewed as a central issue in the 2nd District primary, in which Johnson facedGraduate Hospital resident Lauren Vidas as a challenger. Vidas, a white lawyer and lobbyist, including for the soda industry, told The Inquirer she was running to prevent the displacement of longtime residents and to ensure that the district develop fairly and transparently. Johnson, who has represented the district for eight years, was born and raised in Point Breeze, and made that fact a fundamental part of his campaign, with the motto, “From Here. For Here.” Among other goals, he promised to fight for property tax relief.

“From Here. For Here.” Translation: I’m black and I remember when these streets dangerous and bulletproof glass was the only thing keeping a few convenience stores open in the area and our community from being a food desert, so you should vote for me. And if you do, I’ll ban bay windows and balconies, because they are a reminder white people aren’t afraid of their neighbors or being shot by a stray bullet.”

So the next time you, as a white person, enjoy your bay windows or your balcony, understand you are engaging in an act of white privilege, an ugly crime Councilman Johnson hopes to make illegal in his would-be Wakanda community in Philadelphia.

 
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  1. Ok, OP, I live in this area. It’s naval square not navy yard and Newbold not Eastwick.

    Tuck barre and yoga is hilariously tone-deaf right at the main intersection. Can’t have a savasana without hearing foul language yelled on the street or out of car speakers.

  2. Anon[310] • Disclaimer says:

    Sorry for the long post.

    https://www.fox9.com/amp/news/new-recipe-for-tackling-violent-crime-on-hennepin-ave

    MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – In a small, windowless room inside the 1st Police Precinct in downtown Minneapolis, there is a stunning view of Hennepin Avenue. The perspective is from a dozen video monitors. 

    On one of the larger screens, the camera zooms in for a close up of a man standing two and a half blocks away on Hennepin and 5th Street in front of the Cowles Center, smoking what appears to be crack cocaine. It’s 2 p.m. in the afternoon on a Tuesday.  

    Within a minute, a pair of Minneapolis Police Officers are on the screen approaching the suspect, who seems resigned to the choreography to come: A pat down, a search and if holding narcotics, an overnight stay in jail.

    More than 100 surveillance cameras downtown reveal an entire eco-system of users, dealers and middlemen, that replays over, and over, again. And the suspects are overwhelmingly African American.

    “There’s an element downtown, regardless of color, that is problematic,” said Inspector Eddie Frizell, who is black. He said they make people feel unsafe. “Nothing upsets me more than an elderly couple who grab each other close, as they walk down a particular part of Hennepin Avenue. That shouldn’t happen.”

    A year ago a Minneapolis Police undercover sting on Hennepin Avenue led to the arrest of 47 people for small quantities of marijuana. Mary Moriarty, Hennepin County’s Chief Public Defender, would reveal that 46 of the 47 arrested were black.    

    Mayor Jacob Frey ordered Police Chief Medaria Arradondo to halt the undercover pot stings.

    “I never want the MPD to contribute to a sense of hopelessness to our community,” said Chief Arradondo. “But I also know the police cannot solve these problems alone.”

    What the Chief called a “call to action,” has been left largely unheeded.

    ‘FOCUSED… ON BEHAVIOR, NOT STEREOTYPES’

    Officers with the 1st Precinct’s Community Response Team are using video surveillance to build larger felony cases against a small group of individuals. 

    Sgt. Darcy Klund, a former homicide detective, leads the team.

    By night, the open air drug market takes on a frenetic vibe. And the police presence does little to kill the mood.

    Anthony Jackson is a former member of the Bloods Street Gang.

    “We’ve got to show some love to these people. There’s a better way, there are job opportunities and resources and get away from this madness on the street,” he told Fox 9.

    Crime stats show the hot zone of activity is between 4th and 6th street along Hennepin Avenue, outside the backdoor of the first police precinct.

    “I call this the heartbeat of criminal activity on Hennepin,” said Frizell.

    He said his officers are focused like a laser on behavior, not stereotypes.     

    “There’s an element downtown, at this point, regardless of color that is problematic, they are aggressive, making individuals feel unsafe,” he said. 

    DOES HENNEPIN HAVE A SOCIAL OR CRIME PROBLEM?

    Joe Tamburino is the chair of the Downtown Minneapolis Neighborhood Association and member of the Hennepin Avenue Safety Committee. He believes City hall is sending a message that Hennepin Avenue has social problem, not a criminal one.

    “What’s changed is you don’t have council and politicians support for street enforcement of crime,” he said. “You could put 100 social workers on this avenue right now you are not going to stop robberies. You put a dozen officers walking the street that’s going to have a huge deterrent effect.”

    Minneapolis City Councilman Steve Fletcher has criticized the MPD for racial profiling downtown and has expressed concerns about the use of video surveillance. His ward includes Hennepin Avenue, where he believes the perception of crime also plays a role.

    DOES HENNEPIN HAVE A SOCIAL OR CRIME PROBLEM?

    Joe Tamburino is the chair of the Downtown Minneapolis Neighborhood Association and member of the Hennepin Avenue Safety Committee. He believes City hall is sending a message that Hennepin Avenue has social problem, not a criminal one. 

    “What’s changed is you don’t have council and politicians support for street enforcement of crime,” he said. “You could put 100 social workers on this avenue right now you are not going to stop robberies. You put a dozen officers walking the street that’s going to have a huge deterrent effect.”

    Minneapolis City Councilman Steve Fletcher has criticized the MPD for racial profiling downtown and has expressed concerns about the use of video surveillance. His ward includes Hennepin Avenue, where he believes the perception of crime also plays a role. 

    “It can be unsettling if you don’t have a lot of experience seeing people who are poor and different from you,” Fletcher said. “We get into a little bit of self-fulfilling prophecy. If you say downtown is really dangerous then a bunch of people don’t come downtown for really good activity and then there are no eyes on the street and it feels like a safe place to commit crimes and you can end up in a vicious cycle and we’re not in that right now.”

    But that may be changing.

    According to statistics provided by Minneapolis Police, violent crime in west downtown is up 22% so far this year, with 156 cases, including two homicides, 22 rapes, 83 robberies, and 58 aggravated assaults. 

    And where there is money from drugs, there are weapons: 39 guns recovered so far.

    Fox 9 went on a ride-along with police. One arrest came after police spotted what they thought was a drug deal. 

    Police arrested Robert Hall who has a police record going back more than 20 years, for drugs, theft and assault.

    Police found he had a knife, but no drugs. He was arrested for loitering and drug paraphernalia. But officers discovered crack in the pocket of a woman who was hanging out with Hall.

    Officials said people are targeted based on data and behavior.

    “If we are targeting someone who has committed five crimes that’s totally legit way to think about policing. If we’re stopping people because they look like people who would be committing crimes, that’s profiling,” Fletcher said.

    Inspector Frizell says that’s exactly what his officers are doing. 

    “I am not too old to not understand the game so to speak but they respect when game recognizes game. You’re out there speaking with them and they are down here because the excitement has drawn them here. However, I’m looking for the wolves hiding in sheep’s clothing. They’re the ones who find the masses of folks and infiltrate for their own needs,” Frizell concluded.

    • Replies: @anon
    Video is racist don't ya know. Its a trend that shouldn't surprise anyone anymore. Those Ring door bells? https://www.ispot.tv/ad/d4Ci/ring-video-doorbell-pro-tough-on-crime-black-friday-deals

    Amazon’s Home Security Company Is Turning Everyone Into Cops

    Neighbors, a social media crime-reporting app owned by Amazon, creates a digital ecosystem in which you are encouraged to assume the worst about your neighbors—and people of color are once again being harmed.


    “MY PACKAGE THIEF HAS BEEN ARRESTED!!!,” reads a post on Neighbors, a “neighborhood watch” social network run by Ring, which is a home security systems company owned by Amazon.

    The post shows two side-by-side images: one is of a man as captured on a home security camera, and the other is of someone who appears to be the same man, as photographed in a mugshot.

    “This man stolen my packages along with my neighbors packages on 1/14/19 and I’m happy to report that he was arrested on 2/3/19 by the NYPD,” the post caption reads. The comments universally congratulate the person who posted the images.
     
    Algorithms?

    Its curious that practices that are non human and objective I the normal sense of the term have become labeled as having evil intensions. It used to be considered a cognitive fallacy.

    The Anthropomorphic Fallacy (also called anthropomorphism) is our tendency to attribute human emotions and characteristics to inanimate objects and aspects of nature, such as plants, animals, or the weather. For example, we might say that our houseplant looks sad or that our TV doesn’t want to work anymore, when in reality the plant just needs water and the TV needs to be repaired.

     

    When people say, "My computer hates me." it is just a figure of speech. If anyone literally believed it, they would be considered crazy.

    The charge of racism is increasingly unfalsifiable. In the past, people used to refer to people as latent homosexuals. Now we wonder what that even means.
    , @Anonymous0619
    Anything that exposes the off-the-chart black criminality is deemed racist...even if it’s non-sentient technology. 🤡🌎
  3. Is Kenyatta Johnson that creepy child molester looking white guy in the picture? 😉

  4. Johnson, who has represented the district for eight years, was born and raised in Point Breeze, and made that fact a fundamental part of his campaign, with the motto, “From Here. For Here.” Among other goals, he promised to fight for property tax relief.

    Perhaps he could offer tax abatements to those residents who throw trash from their windows and allow their grass to grow ass high.

  5. “A lawyer for the soda industry . . ” Grape, peach, watermelon?? Before you know it lawyers for Newport cigarettes will be moving in.

    • LOL: Anonymous0619
  6. Bay windows “are absolutely reflective of the change that has happened in that [area] in the last 15 years or so,” said Patrick Grossi…

    There’s that word: CHANGE. Deal with it. If older residents are being displaced because of higher property taxes change the law to give them a break. They get breaks for everything else. One more is small potatoes.

    NYT ran a story a month or so ago about this same issue in Raleigh, NC. The Raleigh blacks had the same complaint about the porches. Something about reminding them of overseer perches and Gone With the Wind houses. Whatever spews out of their mouth is a window into a blank mind.

    • Replies: @Oil 'n Water
    Whatever spews out of their mouth is a window into a blank mind.

    A quotable line.
    , @Non PC Infidel
    More porches, no peace! More porches, no peace! What do we want? Burn 'em with torches! More porches, no peace!

    Overseer perches? The overseer's typically monitored the activities on the plantation from horseback or on foot. The fields being worked were never in the front yard of the "Gone With the Wind" houses but at some distance out of sight as were the slave quarters. The porches were for socializing, entertaining guests or just a place for relaxation. How blacks could get the dumb idea that an overseer sat on a porch watching them out in the fields is rather curious to say the least. Maybe it's because in black neighborhoods, blacks are always sitting out front on their porches or steps watching everything that goes on in their neighborhoods like hawks and think that's what overseers were doing in the past and what whitey with porches are doing now. Oh lawdy! Dey is watchin' us!

    Who knows? Maybe they think bay windows are so whitey can see them and watch them better too.
  7. ” “They [bay windows] are an icon of that change, and maybe for a lot of people, they are an icon of
    unwelcome change.”

    Well, boo-hoo.

    No one seemed to care about the unprecedented “unwelcome change” that occurred in almost every city in the US over the last 50 years. And that was change that had NO POSITIVES about it.

    • Agree: Anonymous0619
    • Replies: @Jim in Jersey
    Change happens in more than one direction.

    They’re only happy with one.

    Quite frankly, so are we so we’d better get together before this thing we built runs us all over and crushes us.

    Time to get the socialists out of office. Time to take the gloves off.
    , @kikz
    golfclap ;;;;;;
  8. @Feedsackroad

    Bay windows “are absolutely reflective of the change that has happened in that [area] in the last 15 years or so,” said Patrick Grossi...
     
    There's that word: CHANGE. Deal with it. If older residents are being displaced because of higher property taxes change the law to give them a break. They get breaks for everything else. One more is small potatoes.

    NYT ran a story a month or so ago about this same issue in Raleigh, NC. The Raleigh blacks had the same complaint about the porches. Something about reminding them of overseer perches and Gone With the Wind houses. Whatever spews out of their mouth is a window into a blank mind.

    Whatever spews out of their mouth is a window into a blank mind.

    A quotable line.

  9. anon[157] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon
    Sorry for the long post.

    https://www.fox9.com/amp/news/new-recipe-for-tackling-violent-crime-on-hennepin-ave

    MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) - In a small, windowless room inside the 1st Police Precinct in downtown Minneapolis, there is a stunning view of Hennepin Avenue. The perspective is from a dozen video monitors. 

    On one of the larger screens, the camera zooms in for a close up of a man standing two and a half blocks away on Hennepin and 5th Street in front of the Cowles Center, smoking what appears to be crack cocaine. It’s 2 p.m. in the afternoon on a Tuesday.  

    Within a minute, a pair of Minneapolis Police Officers are on the screen approaching the suspect, who seems resigned to the choreography to come: A pat down, a search and if holding narcotics, an overnight stay in jail.

    More than 100 surveillance cameras downtown reveal an entire eco-system of users, dealers and middlemen, that replays over, and over, again. And the suspects are overwhelmingly African American.

    “There’s an element downtown, regardless of color, that is problematic,” said Inspector Eddie Frizell, who is black. He said they make people feel unsafe. “Nothing upsets me more than an elderly couple who grab each other close, as they walk down a particular part of Hennepin Avenue. That shouldn’t happen."

    A year ago a Minneapolis Police undercover sting on Hennepin Avenue led to the arrest of 47 people for small quantities of marijuana. Mary Moriarty, Hennepin County’s Chief Public Defender, would reveal that 46 of the 47 arrested were black.    

    Mayor Jacob Frey ordered Police Chief Medaria Arradondo to halt the undercover pot stings.

    “I never want the MPD to contribute to a sense of hopelessness to our community,” said Chief Arradondo. “But I also know the police cannot solve these problems alone.”

    What the Chief called a “call to action,” has been left largely unheeded.

    'FOCUSED… ON BEHAVIOR, NOT STEREOTYPES'

    Officers with the 1st Precinct’s Community Response Team are using video surveillance to build larger felony cases against a small group of individuals. 

    Sgt. Darcy Klund, a former homicide detective, leads the team.

    By night, the open air drug market takes on a frenetic vibe. And the police presence does little to kill the mood.

    Anthony Jackson is a former member of the Bloods Street Gang.

    “We’ve got to show some love to these people. There’s a better way, there are job opportunities and resources and get away from this madness on the street,” he told Fox 9.

    Crime stats show the hot zone of activity is between 4th and 6th street along Hennepin Avenue, outside the backdoor of the first police precinct.

    “I call this the heartbeat of criminal activity on Hennepin,” said Frizell.

    He said his officers are focused like a laser on behavior, not stereotypes.     

    “There’s an element downtown, at this point, regardless of color that is problematic, they are aggressive, making individuals feel unsafe,” he said. 

    DOES HENNEPIN HAVE A SOCIAL OR CRIME PROBLEM?

    Joe Tamburino is the chair of the Downtown Minneapolis Neighborhood Association and member of the Hennepin Avenue Safety Committee. He believes City hall is sending a message that Hennepin Avenue has social problem, not a criminal one.

    “What’s changed is you don’t have council and politicians support for street enforcement of crime,” he said. “You could put 100 social workers on this avenue right now you are not going to stop robberies. You put a dozen officers walking the street that’s going to have a huge deterrent effect.”

    Minneapolis City Councilman Steve Fletcher has criticized the MPD for racial profiling downtown and has expressed concerns about the use of video surveillance. His ward includes Hennepin Avenue, where he believes the perception of crime also plays a role.

    DOES HENNEPIN HAVE A SOCIAL OR CRIME PROBLEM?

    Joe Tamburino is the chair of the Downtown Minneapolis Neighborhood Association and member of the Hennepin Avenue Safety Committee. He believes City hall is sending a message that Hennepin Avenue has social problem, not a criminal one. 

    “What’s changed is you don’t have council and politicians support for street enforcement of crime,” he said. “You could put 100 social workers on this avenue right now you are not going to stop robberies. You put a dozen officers walking the street that’s going to have a huge deterrent effect.”

    Minneapolis City Councilman Steve Fletcher has criticized the MPD for racial profiling downtown and has expressed concerns about the use of video surveillance. His ward includes Hennepin Avenue, where he believes the perception of crime also plays a role. 

    “It can be unsettling if you don’t have a lot of experience seeing people who are poor and different from you,” Fletcher said. “We get into a little bit of self-fulfilling prophecy. If you say downtown is really dangerous then a bunch of people don’t come downtown for really good activity and then there are no eyes on the street and it feels like a safe place to commit crimes and you can end up in a vicious cycle and we’re not in that right now.”

    But that may be changing.

    According to statistics provided by Minneapolis Police, violent crime in west downtown is up 22% so far this year, with 156 cases, including two homicides, 22 rapes, 83 robberies, and 58 aggravated assaults. 

    And where there is money from drugs, there are weapons: 39 guns recovered so far.

    Fox 9 went on a ride-along with police. One arrest came after police spotted what they thought was a drug deal. 

    Police arrested Robert Hall who has a police record going back more than 20 years, for drugs, theft and assault.

    Police found he had a knife, but no drugs. He was arrested for loitering and drug paraphernalia. But officers discovered crack in the pocket of a woman who was hanging out with Hall.

    Officials said people are targeted based on data and behavior.

    “If we are targeting someone who has committed five crimes that’s totally legit way to think about policing. If we’re stopping people because they look like people who would be committing crimes, that’s profiling,” Fletcher said.

    Inspector Frizell says that’s exactly what his officers are doing. 

    “I am not too old to not understand the game so to speak but they respect when game recognizes game. You’re out there speaking with them and they are down here because the excitement has drawn them here. However, I’m looking for the wolves hiding in sheep’s clothing. They’re the ones who find the masses of folks and infiltrate for their own needs,” Frizell concluded.

    Video is racist don’t ya know. Its a trend that shouldn’t surprise anyone anymore. Those Ring door bells? https://www.ispot.tv/ad/d4Ci/ring-video-doorbell-pro-tough-on-crime-black-friday-deals

    Amazon’s Home Security Company Is Turning Everyone Into Cops

    Neighbors, a social media crime-reporting app owned by Amazon, creates a digital ecosystem in which you are encouraged to assume the worst about your neighbors—and people of color are once again being harmed.

    “MY PACKAGE THIEF HAS BEEN ARRESTED!!!,” reads a post on Neighbors, a “neighborhood watch” social network run by Ring, which is a home security systems company owned by Amazon.

    The post shows two side-by-side images: one is of a man as captured on a home security camera, and the other is of someone who appears to be the same man, as photographed in a mugshot.

    “This man stolen my packages along with my neighbors packages on 1/14/19 and I’m happy to report that he was arrested on 2/3/19 by the NYPD,” the post caption reads. The comments universally congratulate the person who posted the images.

    Algorithms?

    Its curious that practices that are non human and objective I the normal sense of the term have become labeled as having evil intensions. It used to be considered a cognitive fallacy.

    The Anthropomorphic Fallacy (also called anthropomorphism) is our tendency to attribute human emotions and characteristics to inanimate objects and aspects of nature, such as plants, animals, or the weather. For example, we might say that our houseplant looks sad or that our TV doesn’t want to work anymore, when in reality the plant just needs water and the TV needs to be repaired.

    When people say, “My computer hates me.” it is just a figure of speech. If anyone literally believed it, they would be considered crazy.

    The charge of racism is increasingly unfalsifiable. In the past, people used to refer to people as latent homosexuals. Now we wonder what that even means.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @Jim in Jersey
    I guess it’s kinda good that Ring is turning everyone into cops because the socialists are turning cops into security guards.
    , @anon
    The networked ring doorbells are important for Amazon's business model. Not that they don't make money selling them. In the suburbs, they aren't much needed. In cities, it will be interesting to see if video evidence will be used to enforce laws against package theft. Shoftlifting is in the process of being decriminalized.

    On the other hand, I can't imagine a typical mail-order package will have must attraction to thieves. Brick and mortar will prove to be a preferred target.
  10. They should also ban any classical music since as with balconies and bay windows it shouts “White Privilege!”

    • Replies: @Mr. Rational
    They're trying to ban White people, they just can't say so explicitly yet.
    , @95Theses
    No, no, no! Classical music and film scores are about all I ever listen to. Can't start the day without them. I suppose I'd turn up the stereo louder if I lived in that sort of neighborhood.

    But wouldn't you know that when a young black youth does happen to drive down my street, he has the volume cranked waaaay up so that all the neighbors can hear the seismic-registering ghetto rap thundering from his beater.

    Oh, but bay windows – that's going too far!

    , @ShermanFan
    Open the bay windows, crank some David Allen Coe.

    I guess they’d miss the irony of a quiet fall evening when some ‘skin rolls along in his Impala blasting trap music (or worse).
    , @Aryan Racist
    Funny that you mention that. The former classical music station in Atlanta, WABE, has cancelled
    almost all of its' classical music except for 3 hours on Sunday night. They have two black oriented
    shows, Jazz classics and Blues classics and the rest is talk and BBC news. I guess even this
    station has to cater to the dumbass negroes. Have you noticed that there is nothing intellectually
    stimulating on network TV. After all a lot of negroes watch TV and we wouldn't want to leave them
    out of the picture. Everything has to be dumbed down to their level.
  11. @Andrej
    " “They [bay windows] are an icon of that change, and maybe for a lot of people, they are an icon of
    unwelcome change.”

    Well, boo-hoo.

    No one seemed to care about the unprecedented "unwelcome change" that occurred in almost every city in the US over the last 50 years. And that was change that had NO POSITIVES about it.

    Change happens in more than one direction.

    They’re only happy with one.

    Quite frankly, so are we so we’d better get together before this thing we built runs us all over and crushes us.

    Time to get the socialists out of office. Time to take the gloves off.

  12. @anon
    Video is racist don't ya know. Its a trend that shouldn't surprise anyone anymore. Those Ring door bells? https://www.ispot.tv/ad/d4Ci/ring-video-doorbell-pro-tough-on-crime-black-friday-deals

    Amazon’s Home Security Company Is Turning Everyone Into Cops

    Neighbors, a social media crime-reporting app owned by Amazon, creates a digital ecosystem in which you are encouraged to assume the worst about your neighbors—and people of color are once again being harmed.


    “MY PACKAGE THIEF HAS BEEN ARRESTED!!!,” reads a post on Neighbors, a “neighborhood watch” social network run by Ring, which is a home security systems company owned by Amazon.

    The post shows two side-by-side images: one is of a man as captured on a home security camera, and the other is of someone who appears to be the same man, as photographed in a mugshot.

    “This man stolen my packages along with my neighbors packages on 1/14/19 and I’m happy to report that he was arrested on 2/3/19 by the NYPD,” the post caption reads. The comments universally congratulate the person who posted the images.
     
    Algorithms?

    Its curious that practices that are non human and objective I the normal sense of the term have become labeled as having evil intensions. It used to be considered a cognitive fallacy.

    The Anthropomorphic Fallacy (also called anthropomorphism) is our tendency to attribute human emotions and characteristics to inanimate objects and aspects of nature, such as plants, animals, or the weather. For example, we might say that our houseplant looks sad or that our TV doesn’t want to work anymore, when in reality the plant just needs water and the TV needs to be repaired.

     

    When people say, "My computer hates me." it is just a figure of speech. If anyone literally believed it, they would be considered crazy.

    The charge of racism is increasingly unfalsifiable. In the past, people used to refer to people as latent homosexuals. Now we wonder what that even means.

    I guess it’s kinda good that Ring is turning everyone into cops because the socialists are turning cops into security guards.

  13. @Andrej
    " “They [bay windows] are an icon of that change, and maybe for a lot of people, they are an icon of
    unwelcome change.”

    Well, boo-hoo.

    No one seemed to care about the unprecedented "unwelcome change" that occurred in almost every city in the US over the last 50 years. And that was change that had NO POSITIVES about it.

    golfclap ;;;;;;

  14. @Bubba
    They should also ban any classical music since as with balconies and bay windows it shouts “White Privilege!”

    They’re trying to ban White people, they just can’t say so explicitly yet.

    • Agree: Bubba
  15. Blacks don’t buy. They rent, for obvious reasons.

  16. @Feedsackroad

    Bay windows “are absolutely reflective of the change that has happened in that [area] in the last 15 years or so,” said Patrick Grossi...
     
    There's that word: CHANGE. Deal with it. If older residents are being displaced because of higher property taxes change the law to give them a break. They get breaks for everything else. One more is small potatoes.

    NYT ran a story a month or so ago about this same issue in Raleigh, NC. The Raleigh blacks had the same complaint about the porches. Something about reminding them of overseer perches and Gone With the Wind houses. Whatever spews out of their mouth is a window into a blank mind.

    More porches, no peace! More porches, no peace! What do we want? Burn ’em with torches! More porches, no peace!

    Overseer perches? The overseer’s typically monitored the activities on the plantation from horseback or on foot. The fields being worked were never in the front yard of the “Gone With the Wind” houses but at some distance out of sight as were the slave quarters. The porches were for socializing, entertaining guests or just a place for relaxation. How blacks could get the dumb idea that an overseer sat on a porch watching them out in the fields is rather curious to say the least. Maybe it’s because in black neighborhoods, blacks are always sitting out front on their porches or steps watching everything that goes on in their neighborhoods like hawks and think that’s what overseers were doing in the past and what whitey with porches are doing now. Oh lawdy! Dey is watchin’ us!

    Who knows? Maybe they think bay windows are so whitey can see them and watch them better too.

    • Replies: @Jim in Jersey
    Again, they’re trying to apply logic to the causes.

    Negros need to be told what offends them. Negros don’t know a bay window from a bay scallop. Some leftist thought it would be fun to curtail construction by throwing a local ordinance in the mix to show what a great friend they are to the negro.

    Hopefully this will disappear like a fart in a windstorm and be laughed out of council chambers as it should be.

    I’d say rear up and take the instigator out of office but theres obviously enough ‘stupid’ in the community that put them in the first place to make that happen.
    , @Feedsackroad

    Oh lawdy! Dey is watchin’ us!

    Who knows? Maybe they think bay windows are so whitey can see them and watch them better too.
     
    You may be on to the real reason. Hasn't been all that long ago if a dirigible flew over town they'd all go running to the woods. They are easily spooked.
  17. • Replies: @Anonymous0619
    That Oberlin verdict is the feel-good story of the week. It’s about time these racebaiters are held accountable for their 🐃 💩...
  18. @Bubba
    They should also ban any classical music since as with balconies and bay windows it shouts “White Privilege!”

    No, no, no! Classical music and film scores are about all I ever listen to. Can’t start the day without them. I suppose I’d turn up the stereo louder if I lived in that sort of neighborhood.

    But wouldn’t you know that when a young black youth does happen to drive down my street, he has the volume cranked waaaay up so that all the neighbors can hear the seismic-registering ghetto rap thundering from his beater.

    Oh, but bay windows – that’s going too far!

    • Replies: @Bubba
    LOL and Agree!

    BTW, I bought a few dozen New Wave albums at Tower Records in NYC in the 80's, but really started listening to classical music when I went upstairs (all the pop music was downstairs) in the Tower Records store located in Austin, TX during the early 90's. And I haven't stopped listening to classical music since then. Lately I'm hooked on Naxos.com - it's expensive but well worth the annual subscription and far better than using Apple music for Classical music.

    And my bay windows have BLM stickers as a SJW/Woke/BLM mob deterrent, but they definitely do not work.

  19. @Non PC Infidel
    More porches, no peace! More porches, no peace! What do we want? Burn 'em with torches! More porches, no peace!

    Overseer perches? The overseer's typically monitored the activities on the plantation from horseback or on foot. The fields being worked were never in the front yard of the "Gone With the Wind" houses but at some distance out of sight as were the slave quarters. The porches were for socializing, entertaining guests or just a place for relaxation. How blacks could get the dumb idea that an overseer sat on a porch watching them out in the fields is rather curious to say the least. Maybe it's because in black neighborhoods, blacks are always sitting out front on their porches or steps watching everything that goes on in their neighborhoods like hawks and think that's what overseers were doing in the past and what whitey with porches are doing now. Oh lawdy! Dey is watchin' us!

    Who knows? Maybe they think bay windows are so whitey can see them and watch them better too.

    Again, they’re trying to apply logic to the causes.

    Negros need to be told what offends them. Negros don’t know a bay window from a bay scallop. Some leftist thought it would be fun to curtail construction by throwing a local ordinance in the mix to show what a great friend they are to the negro.

    Hopefully this will disappear like a fart in a windstorm and be laughed out of council chambers as it should be.

    I’d say rear up and take the instigator out of office but theres obviously enough ‘stupid’ in the community that put them in the first place to make that happen.

    • Replies: @Boy the way Glenn Miller played

    Negros don’t know a bay window from a bay scallop.
     
    Maybe the negro misspoke. He meant to say that he wishes to ban white people from having barred windows in the hood.
  20. @Non PC Infidel
    More porches, no peace! More porches, no peace! What do we want? Burn 'em with torches! More porches, no peace!

    Overseer perches? The overseer's typically monitored the activities on the plantation from horseback or on foot. The fields being worked were never in the front yard of the "Gone With the Wind" houses but at some distance out of sight as were the slave quarters. The porches were for socializing, entertaining guests or just a place for relaxation. How blacks could get the dumb idea that an overseer sat on a porch watching them out in the fields is rather curious to say the least. Maybe it's because in black neighborhoods, blacks are always sitting out front on their porches or steps watching everything that goes on in their neighborhoods like hawks and think that's what overseers were doing in the past and what whitey with porches are doing now. Oh lawdy! Dey is watchin' us!

    Who knows? Maybe they think bay windows are so whitey can see them and watch them better too.

    Oh lawdy! Dey is watchin’ us!

    Who knows? Maybe they think bay windows are so whitey can see them and watch them better too.

    You may be on to the real reason. Hasn’t been all that long ago if a dirigible flew over town they’d all go running to the woods. They are easily spooked.

  21. I have an idea. It will make everyone happy. Let the whites build their bay windows so they get more space and light, but require the windows to have broken glass, to match the neighborhood before they moved in.

  22. anon[311] • Disclaimer says:
    @anon
    Video is racist don't ya know. Its a trend that shouldn't surprise anyone anymore. Those Ring door bells? https://www.ispot.tv/ad/d4Ci/ring-video-doorbell-pro-tough-on-crime-black-friday-deals

    Amazon’s Home Security Company Is Turning Everyone Into Cops

    Neighbors, a social media crime-reporting app owned by Amazon, creates a digital ecosystem in which you are encouraged to assume the worst about your neighbors—and people of color are once again being harmed.


    “MY PACKAGE THIEF HAS BEEN ARRESTED!!!,” reads a post on Neighbors, a “neighborhood watch” social network run by Ring, which is a home security systems company owned by Amazon.

    The post shows two side-by-side images: one is of a man as captured on a home security camera, and the other is of someone who appears to be the same man, as photographed in a mugshot.

    “This man stolen my packages along with my neighbors packages on 1/14/19 and I’m happy to report that he was arrested on 2/3/19 by the NYPD,” the post caption reads. The comments universally congratulate the person who posted the images.
     
    Algorithms?

    Its curious that practices that are non human and objective I the normal sense of the term have become labeled as having evil intensions. It used to be considered a cognitive fallacy.

    The Anthropomorphic Fallacy (also called anthropomorphism) is our tendency to attribute human emotions and characteristics to inanimate objects and aspects of nature, such as plants, animals, or the weather. For example, we might say that our houseplant looks sad or that our TV doesn’t want to work anymore, when in reality the plant just needs water and the TV needs to be repaired.

     

    When people say, "My computer hates me." it is just a figure of speech. If anyone literally believed it, they would be considered crazy.

    The charge of racism is increasingly unfalsifiable. In the past, people used to refer to people as latent homosexuals. Now we wonder what that even means.

    The networked ring doorbells are important for Amazon’s business model. Not that they don’t make money selling them. In the suburbs, they aren’t much needed. In cities, it will be interesting to see if video evidence will be used to enforce laws against package theft. Shoftlifting is in the process of being decriminalized.

    On the other hand, I can’t imagine a typical mail-order package will have must attraction to thieves. Brick and mortar will prove to be a preferred target.

  23. Just when you thought the negro had reach its limits of the ridiculous.

  24. It has been said – somewhat maliciously but not without merit – that Napoleon III intended the generous Places and wide Avenues he endowed his New Model Paris with as artillery positions and fields of fire just in case of the next revolution.

    So who knows, the Hon. Wannabee Kenyatta might be onto something – riot control/countersniper operations are greatly facilitated by FLAT fronts 😛

  25. @Jim in Jersey
    Again, they’re trying to apply logic to the causes.

    Negros need to be told what offends them. Negros don’t know a bay window from a bay scallop. Some leftist thought it would be fun to curtail construction by throwing a local ordinance in the mix to show what a great friend they are to the negro.

    Hopefully this will disappear like a fart in a windstorm and be laughed out of council chambers as it should be.

    I’d say rear up and take the instigator out of office but theres obviously enough ‘stupid’ in the community that put them in the first place to make that happen.

    Negros don’t know a bay window from a bay scallop.

    Maybe the negro misspoke. He meant to say that he wishes to ban white people from having barred windows in the hood.

    • LOL: Mr. Rational
  26. Another excellent example of how whites are always racist.

    Blacks move into a nice white neighborhood. Property values plummet. Crime skyrockets. White kids are getting bullied and beat up by blacks in school. White homeowners finally give up and move to the suburbs.

    Verdict: White Flight. RACIST!!

    Whites move into a decrepit black neighborhood. They begin building businesses and revitalizing the area. Property values increase while crime declines (due to blacks moving away).

    Verdict: Gentrification. RACIST!!

    Honk honk! 🤡 🌎🤡🌎🤡🌎

    • Agree: Augustus
  27. @Anon
    Magic Negro cult has turned whites into progots or prog-bigots.

    https://blogstupidgirl.wordpress.com/2019/06/10/when-woke-women-are-your-colleges-president-dean-of-students-and-legal-chief-jury-socks-oberlin-for-11m-over-slur-of-local-bakery-as-racist/

    That Oberlin verdict is the feel-good story of the week. It’s about time these racebaiters are held accountable for their 🐃 💩…

    • Agree: Feedsackroad
  28. I think this is great news and we should come up with some new ideas to help this clueless clown try to ban White people.

    Who is mainly moving into these areas? Childless liberals and boomers. The only Whites that can afford to have kids (private school) in Black areas are wealthy liberals. Only demented egalitarian Whites would actually choose to endanger their own children when they can afford to move.

    I think the backlash against gentrification is wonderful. Nothing seems more fitting than boomers trying to live next to Blacks and finding out they aren’t wanted. Same for gay or childless liberals hipsters. A lot of these boomers walk around White towns thinking they are negro whisperers.

    • Replies: @Anonymous0619

    Nothing seems more fitting than boomers trying to live next to Blacks and finding out they aren’t wanted. Same for gay or childless liberals hipsters. A lot of these boomers walk around White towns thinking they are negro whisperers.
     
    True. But if they cannot move into these areas, then they will remain in their white enclaves where their encounters with blacks will be limited to seeing magic negroes on the TV. Living amongst their pets will result in predictable black-on-white violence and criminality. Every cuckasian who falls under the knife or gun of an African-in-America is an opportunity to punch another hole in the black victimization narrative and red-pill another clueless white person.
  29. @Anon
    Sorry for the long post.

    https://www.fox9.com/amp/news/new-recipe-for-tackling-violent-crime-on-hennepin-ave

    MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) - In a small, windowless room inside the 1st Police Precinct in downtown Minneapolis, there is a stunning view of Hennepin Avenue. The perspective is from a dozen video monitors. 

    On one of the larger screens, the camera zooms in for a close up of a man standing two and a half blocks away on Hennepin and 5th Street in front of the Cowles Center, smoking what appears to be crack cocaine. It’s 2 p.m. in the afternoon on a Tuesday.  

    Within a minute, a pair of Minneapolis Police Officers are on the screen approaching the suspect, who seems resigned to the choreography to come: A pat down, a search and if holding narcotics, an overnight stay in jail.

    More than 100 surveillance cameras downtown reveal an entire eco-system of users, dealers and middlemen, that replays over, and over, again. And the suspects are overwhelmingly African American.

    “There’s an element downtown, regardless of color, that is problematic,” said Inspector Eddie Frizell, who is black. He said they make people feel unsafe. “Nothing upsets me more than an elderly couple who grab each other close, as they walk down a particular part of Hennepin Avenue. That shouldn’t happen."

    A year ago a Minneapolis Police undercover sting on Hennepin Avenue led to the arrest of 47 people for small quantities of marijuana. Mary Moriarty, Hennepin County’s Chief Public Defender, would reveal that 46 of the 47 arrested were black.    

    Mayor Jacob Frey ordered Police Chief Medaria Arradondo to halt the undercover pot stings.

    “I never want the MPD to contribute to a sense of hopelessness to our community,” said Chief Arradondo. “But I also know the police cannot solve these problems alone.”

    What the Chief called a “call to action,” has been left largely unheeded.

    'FOCUSED… ON BEHAVIOR, NOT STEREOTYPES'

    Officers with the 1st Precinct’s Community Response Team are using video surveillance to build larger felony cases against a small group of individuals. 

    Sgt. Darcy Klund, a former homicide detective, leads the team.

    By night, the open air drug market takes on a frenetic vibe. And the police presence does little to kill the mood.

    Anthony Jackson is a former member of the Bloods Street Gang.

    “We’ve got to show some love to these people. There’s a better way, there are job opportunities and resources and get away from this madness on the street,” he told Fox 9.

    Crime stats show the hot zone of activity is between 4th and 6th street along Hennepin Avenue, outside the backdoor of the first police precinct.

    “I call this the heartbeat of criminal activity on Hennepin,” said Frizell.

    He said his officers are focused like a laser on behavior, not stereotypes.     

    “There’s an element downtown, at this point, regardless of color that is problematic, they are aggressive, making individuals feel unsafe,” he said. 

    DOES HENNEPIN HAVE A SOCIAL OR CRIME PROBLEM?

    Joe Tamburino is the chair of the Downtown Minneapolis Neighborhood Association and member of the Hennepin Avenue Safety Committee. He believes City hall is sending a message that Hennepin Avenue has social problem, not a criminal one.

    “What’s changed is you don’t have council and politicians support for street enforcement of crime,” he said. “You could put 100 social workers on this avenue right now you are not going to stop robberies. You put a dozen officers walking the street that’s going to have a huge deterrent effect.”

    Minneapolis City Councilman Steve Fletcher has criticized the MPD for racial profiling downtown and has expressed concerns about the use of video surveillance. His ward includes Hennepin Avenue, where he believes the perception of crime also plays a role.

    DOES HENNEPIN HAVE A SOCIAL OR CRIME PROBLEM?

    Joe Tamburino is the chair of the Downtown Minneapolis Neighborhood Association and member of the Hennepin Avenue Safety Committee. He believes City hall is sending a message that Hennepin Avenue has social problem, not a criminal one. 

    “What’s changed is you don’t have council and politicians support for street enforcement of crime,” he said. “You could put 100 social workers on this avenue right now you are not going to stop robberies. You put a dozen officers walking the street that’s going to have a huge deterrent effect.”

    Minneapolis City Councilman Steve Fletcher has criticized the MPD for racial profiling downtown and has expressed concerns about the use of video surveillance. His ward includes Hennepin Avenue, where he believes the perception of crime also plays a role. 

    “It can be unsettling if you don’t have a lot of experience seeing people who are poor and different from you,” Fletcher said. “We get into a little bit of self-fulfilling prophecy. If you say downtown is really dangerous then a bunch of people don’t come downtown for really good activity and then there are no eyes on the street and it feels like a safe place to commit crimes and you can end up in a vicious cycle and we’re not in that right now.”

    But that may be changing.

    According to statistics provided by Minneapolis Police, violent crime in west downtown is up 22% so far this year, with 156 cases, including two homicides, 22 rapes, 83 robberies, and 58 aggravated assaults. 

    And where there is money from drugs, there are weapons: 39 guns recovered so far.

    Fox 9 went on a ride-along with police. One arrest came after police spotted what they thought was a drug deal. 

    Police arrested Robert Hall who has a police record going back more than 20 years, for drugs, theft and assault.

    Police found he had a knife, but no drugs. He was arrested for loitering and drug paraphernalia. But officers discovered crack in the pocket of a woman who was hanging out with Hall.

    Officials said people are targeted based on data and behavior.

    “If we are targeting someone who has committed five crimes that’s totally legit way to think about policing. If we’re stopping people because they look like people who would be committing crimes, that’s profiling,” Fletcher said.

    Inspector Frizell says that’s exactly what his officers are doing. 

    “I am not too old to not understand the game so to speak but they respect when game recognizes game. You’re out there speaking with them and they are down here because the excitement has drawn them here. However, I’m looking for the wolves hiding in sheep’s clothing. They’re the ones who find the masses of folks and infiltrate for their own needs,” Frizell concluded.

    Anything that exposes the off-the-chart black criminality is deemed racist…even if it’s non-sentient technology. 🤡🌎

  30. @John Johnson
    I think this is great news and we should come up with some new ideas to help this clueless clown try to ban White people.

    Who is mainly moving into these areas? Childless liberals and boomers. The only Whites that can afford to have kids (private school) in Black areas are wealthy liberals. Only demented egalitarian Whites would actually choose to endanger their own children when they can afford to move.

    I think the backlash against gentrification is wonderful. Nothing seems more fitting than boomers trying to live next to Blacks and finding out they aren't wanted. Same for gay or childless liberals hipsters. A lot of these boomers walk around White towns thinking they are negro whisperers.

    Nothing seems more fitting than boomers trying to live next to Blacks and finding out they aren’t wanted. Same for gay or childless liberals hipsters. A lot of these boomers walk around White towns thinking they are negro whisperers.

    True. But if they cannot move into these areas, then they will remain in their white enclaves where their encounters with blacks will be limited to seeing magic negroes on the TV. Living amongst their pets will result in predictable black-on-white violence and criminality. Every cuckasian who falls under the knife or gun of an African-in-America is an opportunity to punch another hole in the black victimization narrative and red-pill another clueless white person.

  31. Everywhere, the orcs are our misfortune.

  32. I helped remodel projects here in Knoxville TN(plumbing). Gutted and made new. Bay windows were added to every unit . Most residents, of course were black, with a section for maxes. A 6 unit building was ready to be reoccupied. The next day I went to work and there were about a dozen bullet holes in this new building. I guess they really do hate bay windows.
    .

  33. They hate Bay windows, but they absolutely love Bey windows! Ha, ha!

  34. Just how do you improve a black neighborhood?

    The mistake hidden in this question is the assumption that there is a solution to the problem. This example demonstrates the difficulty. If you were a normal sober, productive white or Asian person no problem evens arises. But if you are a black person a conundrum emerges.

    Twenty some years ago I bought an inexpensive house in a suburban neighborhood. Last week the bank sent me a notice that my house was now worth $1.7 million dollars. I have done some improvements but almost of the appreciation has been because I live in a stable white neighborhood. I’ve been lucky more than clever but many other whites have similarly benefited from the rise in real estate prices.

    But compare my experience with that of the blacks in this Philadelphia neighborhood. There the residents want to restrict amenities so as to keep the property worth less. These blacks are organizing to assure that these houses remain run down and unattractive so the rents or mortgages stay low.

    The reason why all the government programs to wipe out the blight in black neighborhoods is simply that the black people produce the blight. When I went to graduate school in city planning I was an honest to God housing expert. I could have had a career drafting municipal housing plans around the country the way some of my colleagues did. But I recognized the unspoken truth – to fix a cities housing you just had to get rid of the Negroes. That fixes things right up.

    • Replies: @Jim in Jersey
    Extract the blacks
    , @CENTURION
    SO TRUE.....the neggro wants a dump since a dump is cheap and he-she can spen the Welfare check on weed, Malt Liquor, Rims, Weaves and Bling..............................Dat Be Raycisss and Sheeit.
  35. @Bubba
    They should also ban any classical music since as with balconies and bay windows it shouts “White Privilege!”

    Open the bay windows, crank some David Allen Coe.

    I guess they’d miss the irony of a quiet fall evening when some ‘skin rolls along in his Impala blasting trap music (or worse).

    • LOL: Bubba
  36. @Pat Boyle
    Just how do you improve a black neighborhood?

    The mistake hidden in this question is the assumption that there is a solution to the problem. This example demonstrates the difficulty. If you were a normal sober, productive white or Asian person no problem evens arises. But if you are a black person a conundrum emerges.

    Twenty some years ago I bought an inexpensive house in a suburban neighborhood. Last week the bank sent me a notice that my house was now worth $1.7 million dollars. I have done some improvements but almost of the appreciation has been because I live in a stable white neighborhood. I've been lucky more than clever but many other whites have similarly benefited from the rise in real estate prices.

    But compare my experience with that of the blacks in this Philadelphia neighborhood. There the residents want to restrict amenities so as to keep the property worth less. These blacks are organizing to assure that these houses remain run down and unattractive so the rents or mortgages stay low.

    The reason why all the government programs to wipe out the blight in black neighborhoods is simply that the black people produce the blight. When I went to graduate school in city planning I was an honest to God housing expert. I could have had a career drafting municipal housing plans around the country the way some of my colleagues did. But I recognized the unspoken truth - to fix a cities housing you just had to get rid of the Negroes. That fixes things right up.

    Extract the blacks

  37. @Pat Boyle
    Just how do you improve a black neighborhood?

    The mistake hidden in this question is the assumption that there is a solution to the problem. This example demonstrates the difficulty. If you were a normal sober, productive white or Asian person no problem evens arises. But if you are a black person a conundrum emerges.

    Twenty some years ago I bought an inexpensive house in a suburban neighborhood. Last week the bank sent me a notice that my house was now worth $1.7 million dollars. I have done some improvements but almost of the appreciation has been because I live in a stable white neighborhood. I've been lucky more than clever but many other whites have similarly benefited from the rise in real estate prices.

    But compare my experience with that of the blacks in this Philadelphia neighborhood. There the residents want to restrict amenities so as to keep the property worth less. These blacks are organizing to assure that these houses remain run down and unattractive so the rents or mortgages stay low.

    The reason why all the government programs to wipe out the blight in black neighborhoods is simply that the black people produce the blight. When I went to graduate school in city planning I was an honest to God housing expert. I could have had a career drafting municipal housing plans around the country the way some of my colleagues did. But I recognized the unspoken truth - to fix a cities housing you just had to get rid of the Negroes. That fixes things right up.

    SO TRUE…..the neggro wants a dump since a dump is cheap and he-she can spen the Welfare check on weed, Malt Liquor, Rims, Weaves and Bling…………………………Dat Be Raycisss and Sheeit.

  38. @Bubba
    They should also ban any classical music since as with balconies and bay windows it shouts “White Privilege!”

    Funny that you mention that. The former classical music station in Atlanta, WABE, has cancelled
    almost all of its’ classical music except for 3 hours on Sunday night. They have two black oriented
    shows, Jazz classics and Blues classics and the rest is talk and BBC news. I guess even this
    station has to cater to the dumbass negroes. Have you noticed that there is nothing intellectually
    stimulating on network TV. After all a lot of negroes watch TV and we wouldn’t want to leave them
    out of the picture. Everything has to be dumbed down to their level.

    • Replies: @Mr. Rational
    Much the same happened in Detoilet roughly 15 years ago.  WDET used to have award-winning local music programming, and all of the daytime stuff disappeared literally overnight.
    , @Bubba
    Yes, the African natives have taken over Atlanta. Classical music will be outlawed by Atlanta after a white merchant realizes that he can keep the natives away with its influences by reducing crime (OK, by sending it somewhere else).

    Is Coca-Cola the only company keeping Wakanda-Atlanta's finances afloat?
    , @Bubba
    Totally agree!

    Lost my "Agree" button so I had to write it in.

  39. @Aryan Racist
    Funny that you mention that. The former classical music station in Atlanta, WABE, has cancelled
    almost all of its' classical music except for 3 hours on Sunday night. They have two black oriented
    shows, Jazz classics and Blues classics and the rest is talk and BBC news. I guess even this
    station has to cater to the dumbass negroes. Have you noticed that there is nothing intellectually
    stimulating on network TV. After all a lot of negroes watch TV and we wouldn't want to leave them
    out of the picture. Everything has to be dumbed down to their level.

    Much the same happened in Detoilet roughly 15 years ago.  WDET used to have award-winning local music programming, and all of the daytime stuff disappeared literally overnight.

    • Replies: @Bubba
    I don't think it will be long before classical music is officially deemed racist by the #Mob and NYT's woke columnists.
  40. Can I get that bay window with the lexan/plexiglass upgrade ???????

    • LOL: Bubba
    • Replies: @95Theses
    Ha! Outstanding! I'm stealing that!
  41. jesus christ, when are blacks gonna go back to africa?

  42. @Mr. Rational
    Much the same happened in Detoilet roughly 15 years ago.  WDET used to have award-winning local music programming, and all of the daytime stuff disappeared literally overnight.

    I don’t think it will be long before classical music is officially deemed racist by the #Mob and NYT’s woke columnists.

    • Replies: @Mr. Rational
    That's just it.  It wasn't classical; it was a mix of everything.  They had a very nice studio where they hosted various artists and even released the collected performances under the label "DET Live!".  And overnight the only music was something after midnight and an evening jazz program arranged by an ancient black guy named Ed Love, and I turned it off.

    They spun off another radio station which IS all-classical (filling the niche vacated by a commercial classical station which kept changing formats but never seemed to find success), but there is nothing in the area like the old WDET.  Maybe not anywhere.

    BTW, I learned to hate KUT.  Idiot daytime DJ would play 3 different arrangements of the same piece back to back.  Boresville.

  43. @Aryan Racist
    Funny that you mention that. The former classical music station in Atlanta, WABE, has cancelled
    almost all of its' classical music except for 3 hours on Sunday night. They have two black oriented
    shows, Jazz classics and Blues classics and the rest is talk and BBC news. I guess even this
    station has to cater to the dumbass negroes. Have you noticed that there is nothing intellectually
    stimulating on network TV. After all a lot of negroes watch TV and we wouldn't want to leave them
    out of the picture. Everything has to be dumbed down to their level.

    Yes, the African natives have taken over Atlanta. Classical music will be outlawed by Atlanta after a white merchant realizes that he can keep the natives away with its influences by reducing crime (OK, by sending it somewhere else).

    Is Coca-Cola the only company keeping Wakanda-Atlanta’s finances afloat?

  44. @95Theses
    No, no, no! Classical music and film scores are about all I ever listen to. Can't start the day without them. I suppose I'd turn up the stereo louder if I lived in that sort of neighborhood.

    But wouldn't you know that when a young black youth does happen to drive down my street, he has the volume cranked waaaay up so that all the neighbors can hear the seismic-registering ghetto rap thundering from his beater.

    Oh, but bay windows – that's going too far!

    LOL and Agree!

    BTW, I bought a few dozen New Wave albums at Tower Records in NYC in the 80’s, but really started listening to classical music when I went upstairs (all the pop music was downstairs) in the Tower Records store located in Austin, TX during the early 90’s. And I haven’t stopped listening to classical music since then. Lately I’m hooked on Naxos.com – it’s expensive but well worth the annual subscription and far better than using Apple music for Classical music.

    And my bay windows have BLM stickers as a SJW/Woke/BLM mob deterrent, but they definitely do not work.

  45. @Aryan Racist
    Funny that you mention that. The former classical music station in Atlanta, WABE, has cancelled
    almost all of its' classical music except for 3 hours on Sunday night. They have two black oriented
    shows, Jazz classics and Blues classics and the rest is talk and BBC news. I guess even this
    station has to cater to the dumbass negroes. Have you noticed that there is nothing intellectually
    stimulating on network TV. After all a lot of negroes watch TV and we wouldn't want to leave them
    out of the picture. Everything has to be dumbed down to their level.

    Totally agree!

    Lost my “Agree” button so I had to write it in.

  46. @Bubba
    I don't think it will be long before classical music is officially deemed racist by the #Mob and NYT's woke columnists.

    That’s just it.  It wasn’t classical; it was a mix of everything.  They had a very nice studio where they hosted various artists and even released the collected performances under the label “DET Live!”.  And overnight the only music was something after midnight and an evening jazz program arranged by an ancient black guy named Ed Love, and I turned it off.

    They spun off another radio station which IS all-classical (filling the niche vacated by a commercial classical station which kept changing formats but never seemed to find success), but there is nothing in the area like the old WDET.  Maybe not anywhere.

    BTW, I learned to hate KUT.  Idiot daytime DJ would play 3 different arrangements of the same piece back to back.  Boresville.

  47. BTW, I learned to hate KUT. Idiot daytime DJ would play 3 different arrangements of the same piece back to back. Boresville.

    LOL! I am not familiar with the same stations as you, but have very similar frustrating experiences with others.

    If you listen to any good classical music stations on-line please pass them on to me. I could sure use a few more for the rotation – thanks!

    • Replies: @Jim in Jersey
    Can’t believe you guys still listen to any kind of commercial radio. I signed off a few years ago and went to Pandora exclusively. Play it right thru my car’s system from my phone. No idiot DJ’s. No ‘15 commercials per song’. No one trying to sell you something.

    I don’t listen to classical; never appreciated it that much but I love music in general. My daily mix takes segues from Sinatra to AC/DC to John Denver. Pretty weird. But the ability to just listen to music without interruption is well worth the $50 per year.

    That’s something I never thought I’d say when ‘pay radio ’ raised its head so many years ago.
  48. @Bubba

    BTW, I learned to hate KUT. Idiot daytime DJ would play 3 different arrangements of the same piece back to back. Boresville.
     
    LOL! I am not familiar with the same stations as you, but have very similar frustrating experiences with others.

    If you listen to any good classical music stations on-line please pass them on to me. I could sure use a few more for the rotation - thanks!

    Can’t believe you guys still listen to any kind of commercial radio. I signed off a few years ago and went to Pandora exclusively. Play it right thru my car’s system from my phone. No idiot DJ’s. No ‘15 commercials per song’. No one trying to sell you something.

    I don’t listen to classical; never appreciated it that much but I love music in general. My daily mix takes segues from Sinatra to AC/DC to John Denver. Pretty weird. But the ability to just listen to music without interruption is well worth the $50 per year.

    That’s something I never thought I’d say when ‘pay radio ’ raised its head so many years ago.

    • Replies: @Bubba
    Hey Jim, appreciate the info but old timers like me enjoy a decent, humble, intelligent DJ with a soothing voice introducing a multitude of different orchestras, symphonies, soloists, with the history of the selection that is about to play.

    I've tried classical music on Apple Music, but dropped it because their selection is very poor and searching for classical music is very limited and frustrating. Apple Music is better suited for pop, rap, rock & roll, etc... I listen to the classical station on Sirius satellite radio in my truck, but their sound quality is not that great (Yes, I upgraded my speakers but the sound quality is still poor. However, streaming from Naxos.com is far better).

    I can't praise Naxos.com enough as it is the absolute sublime, ne plus ultra for classical music. It costs about $400 USD for an annual subscription and I enjoy listening to it 3 to 5 hours a day while at work and home. Naxos.com is not only classical music, but of everything of Western culture (except visual art).

    I consider Naxos.com the modern day monastery preserving Western culture while the PC Huns & Visogoths in university and colleges destroy it everyday.

  49. @Not Woke--Not Broke
    Can I get that bay window with the lexan/plexiglass upgrade ???????

    Ha! Outstanding! I’m stealing that!

  50. @Jim in Jersey
    Can’t believe you guys still listen to any kind of commercial radio. I signed off a few years ago and went to Pandora exclusively. Play it right thru my car’s system from my phone. No idiot DJ’s. No ‘15 commercials per song’. No one trying to sell you something.

    I don’t listen to classical; never appreciated it that much but I love music in general. My daily mix takes segues from Sinatra to AC/DC to John Denver. Pretty weird. But the ability to just listen to music without interruption is well worth the $50 per year.

    That’s something I never thought I’d say when ‘pay radio ’ raised its head so many years ago.

    Hey Jim, appreciate the info but old timers like me enjoy a decent, humble, intelligent DJ with a soothing voice introducing a multitude of different orchestras, symphonies, soloists, with the history of the selection that is about to play.

    I’ve tried classical music on Apple Music, but dropped it because their selection is very poor and searching for classical music is very limited and frustrating. Apple Music is better suited for pop, rap, rock & roll, etc… I listen to the classical station on Sirius satellite radio in my truck, but their sound quality is not that great (Yes, I upgraded my speakers but the sound quality is still poor. However, streaming from Naxos.com is far better).

    I can’t praise Naxos.com enough as it is the absolute sublime, ne plus ultra for classical music. It costs about $400 USD for an annual subscription and I enjoy listening to it 3 to 5 hours a day while at work and home. Naxos.com is not only classical music, but of everything of Western culture (except visual art).

    I consider Naxos.com the modern day monastery preserving Western culture while the PC Huns & Visogoths in university and colleges destroy it everyday.

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