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Too Much Adrenaline!

Cul-de-sac Commandos Mark and Patty McCloskey of St. Louis.  This has not been a good time to deal with adrenal problems: riots, shootings, and coronavirus concerns in some states. At least I'm in Indianapolis where coronavirus is tanking and protests have been peaceful since rioters were tear-gassed and pepper sprayed. The poor McCloskeys are in St. Louis, which is a violent city even on a good day. One would think they'd have had a plan for a riot--at least, I hope their plan wasn't going outside and shouting at a mob. We should all have a plan these days . Since getting well, I've had to figure out a new dose for my adrenal medicine. Since too much or too little iron, adrenal medicine and thyroid medicine can produce similar symptoms, it's been hard. I'm going to start low and go slow, just like with thyroid dosage. I felt well enough today to get some exercise. It's been so long--years!--since having a regular workout that my muscles are weak.

The Email NOBODY Sent

At Wokefield, LLC, we care about the community. To show our commitment, we're opening locations  in Seattle, Minneapolis, and Baltimore, hiring from within those communities and paying moving expenses for employees to transfer there. Many of our employees have expressed a deep desire to move their families from the sedate suburbs to hard-hit places where they can make an impact. We're known for being contrarians here at Wokefield, and we're moving into markets everyone else is fleeing from. We're also deciding where to move our headquarters in Omaha: it will be either New York City or San Francisco. It's time to make a bold move! Wokefield is currently hiring truck drivers and security guards willing to work in no-go zones. Adventure seekers, apply now!

Laughs about LARPing in Washington State

"In a world within our world they created a world unlike any other world." I don't know whether the people who've taken over a few blocks in Seattle are mostly LARPing (live action role playing). Youtubers Tim Pool and Styxhexenhammer666  think so. I just know I needed a break from all bad news. The movie Knights of Badassdom gives us a look at LARPing and it's knee-slapping funny. It's free on Amazon Prime.

Cops Boot Agitators, Dance with Civilians

What the world needs: more dancing, more cooperation and conversation, less agitation. Such was the scene after protests in Lincoln, Nebraska that were "hijacked by bad actors and agitators," according to the mayor.  Rioters threw rocks, bottles and razor blades at police, injuring several of them. Vandals and arsonists did tens of millions of dollars in damage and the National Guard was called out. Scores of people were arrested--some some of them were from outside Nebraska. It's an hour's drive from Lincoln to the nearest state. The nearest major cities outside Nebraska--Des Moines and Kansas City--are three hours away. The mayor issued a curfew that, it seems, enabled the police to get the bad actors out of the way. They started having "difficult and necessary conversations," and agreed to continue those conversations with the community every month. I hope it works. In any case, it looks like the people who want to defund the police--yes, that

Are Paid Rioters Real? Sheriff Grady has the Receipts

Sheriff Grady Judd of Polk County, Florida gave a press conference a few days ago putting citizens and professional rioters alike on notice, showing pictures of someone in professional riot gear and what looked like a staged accident. "This guy has a professional mask on, professional clothes that are designed to seal out pepper spray or any chemical agents. This person was here to create problems. Local police officers and deputies said we noticed cars with out-of-county and out-of-state plates. We saw that the antagonists that were at Florida(?) Boulevard, the ones that were generating the energy, were not local folks. They came here to do nothing to create problems. "I want to show you this picture. You see the guy standing on top of the car? This red car supposedly bumped into or hit a protestor standing in the middle of the road. We still don't know who that protestor is. The city police have said over and over, if you were the victim, if you were hit, come forw

Protests Turn into Love Fests

In places where things have calmed down, scenes like this are playing out: "The protestors and the rioters are two different groups of people." 1:08 I believe her. The protesters here a few weeks ago after Sean Reed was killed were mostly peaceful--in any case, they weren't destroying property. Over the past few days, I've seen several videos of black people telling white people to stop tearing up their neighborhoods. What is it with overpriveleged white youth and vandalism? In the upper-middle-class neighborhood where I grew up, my car was vandalized several times. In the fairly seedy part of Denver where I used to live, it was egged once or twice. It's never happened here in Indianapolis--but maybe it's because I never park on the street. Cars get broken into quite a bit if there's anything in them worth taking, but I hardly ever hear about one being vandalised. In any case, with the troublemakers out of the way, the protesters and police came f

GoFundMe Springing Arrestees; Rooftop Koreans Make a Comeback

While looters, rioters, arsonists, and murderers are devastating cities, GoFundMe's "justice and equity fund" is bailing them out. These aren't individual accounts--this is their corporate fund . For offshore readers, Bail is a process by which you pay a set amount of money to obtain your release from police custody . As part of your release, you promise to appear in court for all of your scheduled criminal proceedings. If you show up to court as promised, the bail amount will be returned. If not, you will be subject to arrest and you will forfeit the bail amount. Judges consider various factors in setting the bail amount. But a woke charity bailing you out isn't one of them. I live in Indianapolis where bail is so low as to be meaningless. It's all the police can do to re-catch criminals and put them back in jail. One of those criminals got out on $25 bail after carjacking my neighbor--and came back and did it again. A neighbor posted his jail paperwork