It IS Friday, At Last

It’s okay for me, not you: New York City officials ignored their own application process for public art projects to paint Black Lives Matter murals around the five boroughs, in order to mark an important moment in history, Mayor de Blasio said. De Blasio stated that painting Black Lives Matter street murals was a “decision I made” and that the decision on the murals “transcends all normal realities.” Others who want to paint murals must apply, and “the normal process continues for anyone who wants to apply.”

Well, when: It’s about 90 days until the election and we still don’t have a vice-presidential candidate. Huh? On the same subject, Communist Party leader (USA) Bob Avakian has announced his support for former Vice President Joe Biden in the upcoming presidential election.

Not gonna happen: Be prepared to “give up your cell phone and purse/wallet” is the Democrat-run government’s solution to a troubling violent crime increase in Minneapolis. This is not just a failure of government; it is a failure of those who elected these failures. Will they learn, probably not. I was once advised, by an older cop I respected, to carry 20 dollars in a matchbook to handover if someone was acting “suspicious” and talking like a robbery was possible/ (“Yo man, you got 20 bucks I can hold?”) His rational was, better to be out the $20 than get involved in an off duty shooting or scuffle. I told him not only no, but “hell no”. I wouldn’t do that because the next victim could be hurt or killed, and it would be my fault. Not going to happen. Fight back or not, it’s up to you.

Unintended consequences: The Covid-19 pandemic has led to increases in gun purchases with an estimated 1.9 million additional guns sold during March and April 2020 compared to the same time period last year. People are afraid as the local government’s don’t want to engage the “peaceful protesters”. The pandemic could also bring a 20-30% increase in firearm suicides this year, a new study has found. The uncertainty brought on by the pandemic and fear has been impacting people’s mental health and increasing feelings of anxiety and depression. I have already had one friend commit suicide. Talk with someone if you’re feeling “wrong”, or maybe you feel they are feeling wrong. We all need to help.

And they are “teaching” our young:
News that a Native American professor died Friday of coronavirus after her university forced her to teach a seminar in April prompted dozens of angry reactions from academics and journalists. After McLaughlin announced the professor’s apparent death, several scientists subsequently posted eulogies for the professor. According to the university and numerous people who followed the story, the professor and her supposed death appear to be completely made up. A total hoax perpetrated by Dr. BethAnn McLaughlin.

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