By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

13 thoughts on “The Revolution has triumphed in Seattle”
  1. And long time businesses are going out of business or moving to other places. Downtown Seattle has gone from a place to visit to a place to stay well away from.

      1. @Miguel.GFZ: Thanks for being honest. 😏

        I was able to watch it on my tablet. I asked Chris about my issues as well, and he doesn’t know, either.

        On the video: Isn’t that lovely? Can’t wait to move there from central NH. 😆😆

    1. Imagine one of the street scenes from the original Blade Runner. Now remove all the cool cars and in-the-street food stalls, and add about 50% more trash and grime. Finally, make most of the people look aimless and purposelessly wandering, rather than walking with intent to go somewhere or do something.
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      Or, just NYfC in the early ’70’s, in the rain at night around Times Square. (We watched The French Connection last night.)

    1. NYT 1984:
      https://www.nytimes.com/1984/05/02/us/homeless-in-us-put-at-250000-far-less-than-previous-estimates.html
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      The Department of Housing and Urban Development said today that there were 250,000 to 350,000 homeless people in the United States.

      The figure is much smaller than previous estimates of the homeless population, which put the total at two million to three million. A spokesman for one antipoverty group termed the department estimate ”utterly ridiculous.”

  2. The video looks a lot like a cleaned up version of what Boston had until they cleaned it up a few months ago (for the 2nd or 3rd time). One of the local news stations calls it by the popular nickname “Methadone Mile” — I think the other channels consider that a non-PC term. Imagine junkies packed tight together, with wall to wall tents and tarps and trash heaps, for one or two city blocks. Compared to that, what Seattle has is a minor mess, at least there you can still walk down the sidewalks if you’re careful.

  3. I walked all through that area in 2017. Granted, I was there during the day, but it was nowhere near that bad.

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