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  • Big Cities’ Overspending Killed Their Resilience Against Pandemic Lockdowns

    12/07/2020 9:24:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 7, 2020 | J.T. Young
    America's big cities and habitually blue states have suffered a pre-existing condition for a long time: their left-leaning government control.America’s big cities might be the ultimate victims of COVID-19. Leftist policies have raised their spending beyond self-sustaining levels, making them increasingly dependent on external revenues. Beyond interrupting these external revenue streams, the Wuhan virus threatens a long-term disruption that might be irreversible. A recent border budget battle in leftist New England demonstrates COVID-19’s growing strain on America’s big cities. In October, New Hampshire filed suit with the Supreme Court to stop Massachusetts from continuing to tax 80,000 of its residents...
  • Biden and Dems Are Set to Abolish the Suburbs

    07/01/2020 4:56:43 PM PDT · by Tippecanoe · 87 replies
    National Review ^ | 6-30-2020 | Stanley Kurtz
    President Trump had a great riff at his rally the other day in Phoenix. It was all about “abolish,” about how the Left wants to abolish the police, ICE, bail, even borders. Trump’s riff is effective because it is true. The Left has gone off the deep end, and they’re taking the Democrats with them. Well, there’s another “abolish” the president can add to his list, and it just might be enough to tip the scales this November. Joe Biden and the Democrats want to abolish America’s suburbs. Biden and his party have embraced yet another dream of the radical...
  • US Census Develops “Community Resilience Estimates"

    06/29/2020 11:46:23 AM PDT · by PGR88 · 5 replies
    US Census ^ | June 29, 2020 | US Census
    The US Census has developed a ranking of “Community Resilience” by county. It is very interesting. It already confirms many things we know about America’s urban areas. It focuses mainly on health conditions of citizens and thus their ability to respond/survive natural disasters (or man-made disasters?). I think it could and should be broadened to include many other categories like dependence on government, stability of power and water supply, etc… its an interesting concept and I’m interested to get FReepers’ thoughts.
  • Grammys remove 'urban' within some category names as record label bans term

    06/11/2020 6:31:34 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 38 replies
    ABC ^ | 06 11 2020 | Danielle Long and Carson Blackwelder
    The Grammy Awards are making some major changes for its 2021 ceremony. In a press release issued Wednesday, the Recording Academy announced it updated both the award categories and the guidelines and rules for the Award-nominating process for the 63rd annual awards show scheduled for next year. Interim president and CEO of the Recording Academy, Harvey Mason Jr., said in a statement, "I’m excited to announce our latest changes, as we're constantly evaluating our Awards process and evolving it to ensure the GRAMMY Awards are inclusive and reflect the current state of the music industry." The Grammys announced four awards...
  • Wealthy buyers reportedly in 'mad rush' to leave San Francisco

    06/09/2020 1:16:20 PM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    SF Gate ^ | June 8, 2020 | Andrew Chamings
    Amid the depths of a global pandemic and financial downturn, the demand for real estate is unexpectedly rocketing in wealthy regions outside San Francisco, reports Bloomberg. Agents say that demand is soaring in affluent areas around the Bay Area such as Napa, Marin and further afield in Carmel, as people who have the means look to get away from the city. Meanwhile, the market in San Francisco and Alameda County is still well below where it was last year.
  • RPD (Upstate Rochester NY PD): Fights break out at Ontario Beach Park, 1 person hospitalized

    05/26/2020 11:54:49 AM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 14 replies ^ | 5/25/2020 | Charles Molineaux
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Rochester Police Officers say they cleared out Ontario Beach Park Monday night after fights broke out. RPD says the first fight broke out at around 8 p.m. on the pier. The captain at the scene said a command post was already set up, because incidents like this seem to happen at the park every Memorial Day weekend.
  • How Public Transit Makes The Nation More Vulnerable To Disasters Like COVID-19

    04/22/2020 6:06:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 22, 2020 | Randal O'Toole
    It's time to stop throwing money at an obsolete form of travel and focus on the transportation system that is already moving more than 80 percent of passenger travel in the U.S. When most of the nation’s governors shut down nonessential businesses and directed people to stay at home, they made the mistake of keeping urban transit systems running despite a 2018 study showing that mass public transportation systems expedite the spread of infectious diseases in communities. Further, a 2011 study found that people who ride urban transit are nearly six times more likely to suffer from upper respiratory infections...
  • DC's Ward 6 hardest hit by coronavirus (Swamp Fever)

    04/01/2020 8:52:43 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 11 replies
    Foxdc5 ^ | April 1, 2020
    The D.C. government today released the number of positive coronavirus cases broken down by Ward and it shows no hotspots in the city. The most cases were in and around Capitol Hill with the fewest east of the river in Ward 8. This as we’re also hearing of more frustrations for people applying for unemployment in D.C. (Video at the link)
  • Counties without coronavirus are mostly rural, poor

    03/29/2020 6:07:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | March 29, 2020 | By MORGAN LEE AND NICKY FORSTER
    SANTA FE, N.M. - As the coronavirus rages across the United States, mainly in large urban areas, more than a third of U.S. counties have yet to report a single positive test result for COVID-19 infections, an analysis by The Associated Press shows. Data compiled by John Hopkins University shows that 1,297 counties have no confirmed cases of COVID-19 out of 3,142 counties nationwide. Of the counties without positive tests, 85% are in rural areas - from predominantly white communities in Appalachia and the Great Plains to majority Hispanic and Native American stretches of the American Southwest - that generally...
  • Brasilia: How Not To Build A City

    03/13/2020 6:29:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    American Conservative ^ | March 13, 2020 | Casey Chalk
    There is a popular legend that 19th-century Italian priest Don Bosco, the founder of the Catholic Salesian Order and a revered saint, had a prophetic dream in 1883 that predicted a flourishing, futuristic city between parallels 15 and 20 in central Brazil. Many Brazilians believe the dream of Dom Bosco, as they call him, found fulfillment in the modern capital city of Brasilia, built between 1956 and 1960. Indeed, even before Brasilia was completed, a shrine, located directly on the 15th parallel, was sculpted and dedicated to Dom Bosco. Today’s Brasilia is filled with references to him, including the Santuario...
  • Broadway shutting down all productions over coronavirus pandemic

    03/12/2020 11:44:48 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 34 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 12, 2020 | 2:07pm | By Michael Riedel
    Broadway will shut down for four to six weeks beginning tonight, due to the coronavirus outbreak, several sources told The Post. In what is the worst crisis the industry has faced since the attack on the World Trade Center in 2001, several shows will not be able to recover. “The Minutes,” a new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy Letts that was to open Sunday night, is likely to close and never return. Martin McDonagh’s acclaimed “Hangmen” is also unlikely to open this season, though it could come back in the fall. “Sing Street,” a new musical currently in rehearsals,...
  • Amazon opens full-size, 'cashierless' grocery store in Seattle

    02/27/2020 8:26:10 AM PST · by RightGeek · 77 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/25/2020 | Kaelan Deese
    Amazon has opened its first-ever full-size, "cashierless" grocery store, providing shoppers an experience that does not require any human interaction. The project, called Amazon Go Grocery, has been in development for five years. Starting Tuesday, customers can scan a QR code from Amazon's mobile app, walk into the Seattle store, take any item they want to purchase and walk out without paying at a cashier station. Amazon said it is employing technology that senses when a product is taken from or returned to a shelf and keeps track of items in a virtual cart. When a customer leaves, they are...
  • NYPD officer shot while in police vehicle in the Bronx, officials say

    02/08/2020 8:36:38 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 57 replies
    abc7 ^ | february 8, 2020 | abc7
    LONGWOOD, Bronx (WABC) -- An NYPD officer was shot while sitting in a marked police van, sources say. The officer was shot in the neck and chin on 906 Simpson St. in Longwood just before 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Sources say the suspect walked up, started asking directions and then opened fire at the officer. The officers then fired back.
  • Horowitz: NY crime skyrockets, shootings up 60%, following prison reduction agenda

    02/03/2020 9:59:42 AM PST · by lowbridge · 36 replies ^ | January 31, 2020 | Daniel Horowitz
    No ordinary citizen can legally carry a gun in New York City, yet shootings are up 59.6 percent over this time last year. On Sunday, a pregnant woman was shot while sitting in her own car in front of her home in Queens. This is becoming the new normal in New York after the memo has gone out to criminals in the city that politicians fear growing the prison population more than they fear crime. According to NYPD crime data, in addition to the 59.6 percent spike in shootings over this time last year, robberies increased 32.8 percent and grand larceny auto crimes were up a whopping...
  • Woman going to her 16-year-old daughter's school to report bullying says she was attacked by teens

    01/18/2020 5:52:49 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    WBAL TV 11 ^ | January 18, 2020 | Mike Moffitt, SF Gate
    UNION CITY, Calif. — A California woman who was on her way to the principal's office at her daughter's high school to report that her daughter was being bullied says she was brutally attacked on campus by two teenage girls. According to multiple reports, Maria Guadalupe Jimenez was hospitalized for two days with broken bones after the teens beat her up outside James Logan High School in Union City, California. On Jan. 7, Jimenez, her husband, Eder Rojas, and their teen daughter went to the school to complain to the principal that students were bullying the 16-year-old. But before they...
  • Guess Who Runs the Rudest Cities in America

    01/06/2020 5:27:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    American ^ | January 6, 2020 | Noel S. Williams
    Recently, an oft-cited Business Insider survey ranked the rudest cities in America. The top 10 are all bastions of misguided liberalism. They are sanctuaries to illegal aliens and often hostile towards law-abiding citizens by imposing oppressive taxes and silly regulations and by encouraging lawlessness by handcuffing law enforcement. Intrigued, I compared the Business Insider list to a survey that ranks cities on a conservative-liberal spectrum, and to other surveys that rank by friendliness, safety, and crime. The results are insightful: independent surveys indicate that the rudest, most dangerous, and least friendly cites are overwhelmingly liberal and sanctuary cities. Moreover, some...
  • Why The Right Shouldn’t Just Abandon America’s Cities To The Left

    01/02/2020 7:27:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 2, 2020 | Nathanial Blake
    Conservatives need to address urban concerns and try to bridge the growing rural-urban divide, rather than just denouncing cities as the malign foil of real America. Chicago, Illinois — Looking out over downtown Chicago on a bright, unusually warm Christmas Eve, I get why people love this city, even though I am not really among them. I’m not a city person, and even if I were, this isn’t my city.This is not just a burst of Christmas cheer. Christmas Day will be over by the time I finish writing this article, let alone by the time it is edited and...
  • In Pelosi’s District Homeless Drug Addicts Are Now Pooping In The Grocery Stores

    12/17/2019 9:51:04 AM PST · by Red Badger · 57 replies ^ | December 17, 2019 | Alex Hall
    What was once a hub for newcomers is leaving a bad taste in the mouths of its former residents as more and more citizens of the San Francisco Bay Area are jumping ship at a record-breaking pace. This is what happens when one Party has been in control for TOO many years. The cost of living in San Francisco is staggering. Renting a two-bedroom apartment costs $4,650 a month on average, which is the highest rate in the country, and if you want to buy a home in the Bay Area, the median price is $825,000. In fact, people are...
  • NY Muslim Patrol Bullies Get Bullied Back by the Bloods

    12/17/2019 10:02:49 AM PST · by mkleesma · 67 replies
    Clarion Project ^ | 12/17/19 | Martin Mawyer
    Members of New York’s Muslim Patrol recently became embroiled in a near-explosive altercation outside the Masjid Taqwa in Brooklyn with members of the Bloods, a notoriously violent gang. The Muslim Patrol gained international attention in the fall of 2018 after several of its patrol cars — which look like New York Police Department (NYPD) cars –were spotted in Brooklyn and Staten Island. The Bloods are a violent African-American street gang known for trafficking drugs and guns. This criminal organization has made national headlines with targeted assassinations, drive-by shootings and deadly gun battles with law enforcement. On December 10, a verbal...
  • Temple U. looks into student’s video which says campus neighborhood is a ‘ghetto’

    12/16/2019 6:52:47 AM PST · by C19fan · 40 replies
    College Fix ^ | December 15, 2019 | Staff
    Officials at Philadelphia’s Temple University are reviewing a video which features a white student and references to the campus neighborhood as a “ghetto.” According to The Philadelphia Inquirer, the video shows the student “in front of images of rowhouses, some with boarded-up windows” along with the caption “going to a city school and walking two blocks off campus for a party.”