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NYC is Looking Up

By Phantom On June 15th, 2021 at 11:22 pm

As of the other day, 70% of New Yorkers have received the at least one vaccine shot.
Governor Mario will be setting off fireworks tonight.

It’s been a long, long year plus.

But things have been looking up for some time.

As of late April, NYC subway ridership has been above 2 million during the week.

Restaurants reopened at full capacity on May 19.

Offices have been allowed to re-open for a long time.

Domestic tourists have started to return to Manhattan.

But we’re not out of the woods. There won’t be a return to normal until most white collar workers return to the office. And that hasn’t happened. Many employers are allowing workers to keep working from home for the time being, and a lot of workers are choosing to do that. They don’t want to come back to the office now, especially if that means a return to 90 minute commutes. Formal office re-openings are for many companies won’t be until September.

A number of employers are allowing first wave employees to come in on a voluntary basis. I am part of a relatively few that are doing that now. I choose to come in two or three days a week. I like the return to some sort of normal structure. I think that I get more done in an office than at home. And I enjoy being in the city, and enjoy giving some business to the long suffering delis and restaurants.

It’s sad to see so many long standing small and not so small restaurants and bars closed ; I’m amazed how some have survived this far.

These are not normal times, especially in the Wall Street area. But things have improved bit by bit every week.

July should see the return of much more domestic tourism, including a welcome flood from the nearby states. Foreign travel is still dicey, so come see America first.

In September, Broadway’s back.

Keep your fingers crossed, I believe that it gets better from here.

IT’S GOOD TO BE BACK

By Pete Moore On June 15th, 2021 at 8:56 pm

Britain and Australia announced a free trade deal on Tuesday which the British government hailed as an important step in building new trade relationships following its departure from the European Union […]

The deal is the first bilateral trade accord Britain has negotiated from scratch since leaving the EU last year. The government sees it as an important piece of its post-Brexit strategy to shift Britain’s economic centre away from Europe and seek new opportunities in higher-growth Indo-Pacific nations […]

“I think this is important economically, there’s no question about that … but I think it’s more important politically and symbolically,” Johnson said. “We’re opening up to each other and this is the prelude to a general campaign of opening up around the world.”

Just as Brexit was as much cultural as economic, so was the original decision to join the then European Economic Community. With no authority or authorisation, the British people were yanked from the Anglosphere and plunged into the Continental world. It was a hurtful decision to our friends and cousins throughout Empire who took it as a rejection. As we turned inward to am ever more parochial political Europe, we inevitably turned away from our historic and eternal friendships and alliances.

Thankfully we have wronged that right. It’s good to be back where we belong.

THE AGE OF UNREASON

By Pete Moore On June 15th, 2021 at 8:36 pm

She was also shocked and confused by issues surrounding gender and language, with every class asking students to announce their preferred pronouns.

“English is my third language. I learned it as an adult. I sometimes still say ‘he’ or ‘she’ by mistake and now they are going to ask me to call them ‘they’? How the heck do I incorporate that into my sentences?” “It was chaos,” said Yeonmi. “It felt like the regression in civilization.”

“Even North Korea is not this nuts,” she admitted. “North Korea was pretty crazy, but not this crazy” […]

“The people here are just dying to give their rights and power to the government. That is what scares me the most,” the human right activist said.

She accused American higher education institutions of stripping people’s ability to think critically.

A North Korean refugee reflects on life at an American university. Such institutions, like their British counterparts, long ago saw reason and sanity flee from an ultra left wing takeover. The Left have always been magnificent propagandists. You have to be to persuade people of your terrible ideas. Ideas so terrible a North Korean declares them crazy. Today they seek to normalise their perversions by a daily drip feed of degenerate filth which is amplified by sympathisers in the media. It was ever thus.

Do not accept their perversions. Never accept that the decent and wholesome must give way to their wicked creed. Don’t opt for a quiet life in the face of evil. It is literally an existential fight, because if they win Western Civilisation falls.

An Important Question

By Patrick Van Roy On June 15th, 2021 at 6:31 pm

 

If state forensic audits are ultimately allowed to establish beyond all reasonable doubt that the outcome of the 2020 election was fraudulently stolen, America will be confronted with having to deal with the incredulous discovery of the largest successful criminal conspiracy the world has ever witnessed—a coup d’état that enabled criminals operating in the dark of night to unlawfully seize complete control of the government of the United States of America … together with all the power that comes with it.   

If that becomes an unavoidable truth, it will present America with a constitutional crisis unlike any it has ever dealt with, and that, in turn, will put before it a question it will not be able to avoid answering.   

What to do?   

Both sides…..

By Patrick Van Roy On June 15th, 2021 at 2:58 pm

FOX 26 News reporter Ivory Hecker has chosen to blow the whistle on her own television station. The journalist for the Houston-basted outlet announced on-air that she will be releasing recordings through Project Veritas tomorrow.

Hecker was live in Montgomery County when she pivoted mid-report to let the viewers know that Fox Corporation has been “muzzling” the fill-in anchor to keep “certain information” from the viewing audience.
“I am not the only reporter being subjected to this,” she said. Hecker announced she is will be releasing several recording about what goes on behind the scenes at Fox. She then named nonprofit investigative group Project Veritas, which will publish the insider intel she’s gathered on the company Tuesday.
Hecker then resumed coverage on the heat wave across Texas and broken air conditioning units in the televised weather alert package.

UPDATE:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnOd4wulw4M

Good Question

By Patrick Van Roy On June 15th, 2021 at 2:53 pm

When a Cop shoots and kills someone 99.9% of the time it is a “Good Shoot”. Meaning justified force was used for the circumstances.

Now whether or not you believe Ashli Babbitt deserved to die is irrelevant.  I personally think the Officer was Justified in shooting her.

There is however Laws and Procedures that follow EVERY Police shooting. NONE of these have been followed in this case. A Hearing is always held when an unarmed civilian is killed by a Police Officer PERIOD. It is done for several reasons, but mostly because it’s the LAW.

Instead this was handled by the House of Representatives….. since when do we allow this? The Competency of the Cop is always questioned, as it should be, but not in this case. Why not?

Please watch….

David Vance solo!

By Patrick Van Roy On June 15th, 2021 at 2:13 pm

“THREE WEEKS TO FLATTEN THE CURVE”

By Pete Moore On June 14th, 2021 at 8:53 pm

Fifteen months later, you still can’t sing or dance at your own wedding. Let that sink in.

The Prime Minister has been spooked by the nutty professors into delaying the lifting of restrictions yet again. If lockdowns and distancing and masks work why do we still have them?

The vaccines work. Three deaths have been attributed to the virus today – three. a few thousand people died of other causes, but they don’t matter. The British government has completely squandered the vaccine bonus. As other states and countries open up fully Boris gets the jitters over relatively few refuseniks who have only themselves to blame.

“But the Indian variant ..” they say. So what? The vaccines work against all variants. The virus is in the world for good. We cannot allow SAGE to kill jobs and livelihoods every time another variant emerges.

OH DEAR

By Pete Moore On June 14th, 2021 at 7:19 pm

It looks like the Jocks are being dragged out of the Euros against their will. Apparently they’re still trying to untangle the ‘keeper from the net. What a comic flourish.

 

Just one of the Lies

By Patrick Van Roy On June 14th, 2021 at 2:35 pm

 

We were treated to what at first appeared to be rare mea culpa this week as reporters read the Department of the Interior inspector general’s report on the riots and police response in Lafayette Park last summer and appeared shocked to find that the Park Police and Attorney General Bill Barr and even President Donald Trump were telling the truth when they said the crowd was going to be dispersed before police knew the president was thinking of coming down there. 

Not all of these anchors or reporters were in Washington (and a lot of them didn’t think it safe to travel in June unless you were going to a protest or a riot or one of George Floyd’s funerals), but many were in D.C., and all have correspondents in the city. That’s important, because to get in front of the cameras at the White House press briefing, as Jim Acosta did every chance he had, or to pose for the live camera shots on top of the nearby Chamber of Commerce, these reporters and pundits had to walk through the streets — and the mob that controlled them.

That means they heard the drumming and the curses and the threats and the screams and the howls of the mob whenever confronted by police or close enough to the White House to vent their rage. 

That means they saw the shattered windows and empty businesses and spray painted profanities and revolutionary threats and burned church and smashed cars and trash-strewn streets of the city.

That means they maybe even saw the rioters trying to pull down the beautiful statue of Lafayette, or maybe at least saw the empty and defaced pedestals nearby of those statues the mob successfully claimed.

That means they maybe even dodged the occasional projectiles when bricks and glass bottles and full soda cans and fireworks were thrown into police lines after the sun went down.

And all that means they knew full well what this “peaceful protest” was about, and they had to walk past its rich, poor, and working-class victims every day they went to get on camera.  

That means they heard this, and they saw it, and they chose to lie to you about it.

For four years the MSM and the Democrats spread one lie after another, and so many of you believed them. The QUESTION is how many of you now that it has been proven over and over again that it was all lies still believe the Lies?

Way too many of you….. learn to read more than just the “News” you like or agree with. You will be better informed.