Gavin Newsom on L.A. Rail Theft: ‘We Look Like a Third-world Country’

LOS ANGELES, California — Governor Gavin Newsom professed shock and outrage as he visited the site of mass looting of cargo trains in L.A. on Thursday, helping clean up debris and touting his recent plan to help law enforcement fight theft.
“I’m asking myself

, what the h^^l is going on? We look like a third-world country,” Newsom said, before apologizing for using the word “gangs” to describe the attacks on the trains, stressing that he did not mean the word in a “pejorative” way.

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By Terrapod

Born in small country in S. America, U.S. citizen since '85, EE, Marketing, Sales, Shade Tree Mechanic, collector of things interesting including good friends from all walks, especially those that partake single malts.

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Aaron R.
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January 25, 2022 17:14

Same as it ever was, history repeats itself, and any other triteness you can come up with.

Have you ever heard of the “Hoovervilles” during the Great Depression in many metropolitan areas? Seattle had a famous one just south of town in what is now our ‘industrial area’.

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Aaron R.
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January 26, 2022 09:53
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I only brought up the ‘Hoovervilles’ here in the US because your featured photo reminded me of them. I drive through the area depicted in the photo I posted on a daily basis on my way to and from my office. I now drive past the modern-day versions of Hooverville. This photo was taken about six years ago, but it… Read more »

Aaron R.
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January 27, 2022 10:18
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There really isn’t a simple, single solution to any of this. The looting you refer to in your post is a byproduct of mass scale homelessness. It is also a symptom of a festering societal breakdown that started decades ago. The images I posted could have been taken in almost every city in the country right now. It is a… Read more »

readerjp
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readerjp
January 29, 2022 01:21

What an elitist asshole.

readerjp
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readerjp
January 30, 2022 22:32
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CLUELESS IN OTTAWA A convoy of about 50,000 trucks made their way from the West Coast of Canada to Ottawa, cheered on by tens of thousands of people on the way, who are also supporting them with food (including dog food), coffee, homemade goods and Tim Horton’s gift cards. They are protesting the lockdowns, the mandates and the vaccine passports… Read more »

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LCBren
January 31, 2022 03:14
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 They are protesting the lockdowns, the mandates and the vaccine passports requiring unvaccinated Canadian truckers re-entering the country from the U.S. to get tested for COVID-19 and quarantine themselves

All they need to do is…get vaccinated.

Solved.

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LcBren
January 31, 2022 11:32
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I hate to tell you this but.. 1. Isolation stops the spread of a disease. 2. The further away from a carrier you are, the less the risk of infection. 3. Masks do in fact decrease infection which is why surgeons and medical personnel wear them. 4. The vaccines are not experimental. 5. Even after having COVID you are NOT… Read more »

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TxDan
February 2, 2022 08:24
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Thee are studies about the effectiveness of masks against respiratory viruses. None show that masks are effective. None.

LcBren
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LcBren
February 2, 2022 10:01
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Yet…for at least the last seventy years or more, they are worn in infectious wards, operating rooms, clinics and other medical facilities and have proven otherwise.

Why do surgeons wear masks?

To prevent infection.

Odd, innit?

TxDan
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TxDan
February 2, 2022 10:20
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Uh huh. Bacteria, which masks are effective against. Unlike viruses.

George Mason's Ghost
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George Mason's Ghost
February 2, 2022 13:25
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So you are claiming, with no proof whatsoever, that masks are ineffective against viruses? Did you pick up your degree at the Internet School of Medicine? Or did you dO yOuR oWn ReSeArCh like most of the newly-minted internet “doctors” that run out to push this nonsense? Do us a favor and DON’T wear a mask. DON’T get vaccinated. It… Read more »

TxDan
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TxDan
February 2, 2022 17:48

Ok, show me a peer reviewed study showing masks are effective against a respiratory virus. Please. I’ll wait around. Cluebat:
You won’t find one.

Aaron R.
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February 3, 2022 08:57
Reply to  TxDan

It doesn’t work that way, Bullwinkle. YOU were the one who made a claim pulled directly from your ass with nothing to back it up, and now you want ME to provide you with the countering evidence that proves you wrong? I mean, I could easily do that with a simple Google search. But the challenge is on YOU to… Read more »

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LC Wil, S.C.E.
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LC Wil, S.C.E.
February 4, 2022 16:29

David, I got my info from pre-med biology classes at Vandy. Where is your doctor’s degree from?

Aaron R.
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February 4, 2022 17:27
Reply to  LC Wil, S.C.E.

UCLA for my psychology PhD, and UW School of Law for my J.D. You might say I’m a bit more educated than the average bear… too bad I don’t use either degree any more. I don’t think I need a medical degree to read all the studies available out there. I defer to those who ACTUALLY know what they are… Read more »

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LC Wil, S.C.E.
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LC Wil, S.C.E.
February 4, 2022 19:39
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Quite true, but I can read and understand both medical literature, and burocratese. The masks provide some minor protection for the wearer, but damn near none for the people surrounding the wearer. Some of the claims and hysterical screeching since the virus escaped the PRC are absolute madness. I’m unable to react well to a certain level of idiocy anymore.… Read more »

Aaron R.
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February 5, 2022 11:39
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Wil, there is NOTHING in life that is 100 percent. Very few things are ‘absolute’, least of all the various styles of masks. Short of walking around everywhere wearing a SCUBA outfit, there is no 100 percent chance of you NOT catching this or any other virus or bacteria. The best you can do is reduce the risk to an… Read more »

LC Wil, S.C.E.
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LC Wil, S.C.E.
February 4, 2022 16:26
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The Doctors, etc, don’t wear masks to protect YOU, they wear masks to protect THEMSELVES. The concentration of virus particles coming OUT of the lungs is on the order of 2000 percent higher than the exhaled breath diluted with room air at a distance of 10 feet. The N-95 mask touted as the preventative du jure is porus to the… Read more »

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February 2, 2022 13:07
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Who said Qanon disinformation is hard to find? Thee are studies about the effectiveness of masks against respiratory viruses. None show that masks are effective. None. Well, pardner, you sayin’ it doesn’t make it true, now does it? Maybe you should share these ‘studies’ with us if you are expecting to buy what you are selling. It would be interesting… Read more »

Aaron R.
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January 31, 2022 13:28
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The last I looked, Ottawa was in Canada, and therefore not subject to the US Constitution. But this isn’t about the vaccine, or the virus. This is about the power of the government. None of your arguments about the vaccine are factual, they are just a means to attack a mandate. That’s it. Call it for what it is. Ironically,… Read more »

sleeper
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sleeper
January 31, 2022 18:18
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 they are just a means to attack a mandate. That’s it. Call it for what it is. Yes. Leave all arguments about the effectiveness of the mandate out of the discussion. Here’s an experiment… Take the couple of possible solutions you (accurately) proposed, but say it a little differently. Get ass-raped. Wait until the rapist goes away. Same deal. Neither… Read more »

Aaron R.
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February 1, 2022 09:32
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Wow. That took a downward turn fast. Is ‘ass-rape’ the usual “go-to” for you when you talk about politics? Says a lot more about you than you realize. Yes. Leave all arguments about the effectiveness of the mandate out of the discussion. You might also want to check your reading comprehension while you are at it. What I said was… Read more »

sleeper
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sleeper
February 1, 2022 19:18
Reply to  Aaron R.

Maybe my communication skills are not as good as I think they are. I am mostly in agreement with you. That said, the requirements needed to cross the border (either way) are ostensibly due to their effectiveness, so there you are arguing about it. And no, ass-rapist isn’t the go-to, but it does get your attention! I am doing the… Read more »

LCBren
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LCBren
January 31, 2022 20:18
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If I catch it and survive, all is well. If I catch it do not, won’t be around to worry about it, eh? What I am not going to do is try to force everyone else in my immediate vicinity to be responsible for my health, not their problem.

Polio, whooping cough, rubella, yellow fever, diphhtheria ring a bell?

LCBren
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LCBren
January 31, 2022 20:24
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If I catch it and survive, all is well. If I catch it do not, won’t be around to worry about it, eh? 

5.6 million dead worldwide.

Aaron R.
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January 31, 2022 09:53
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CLUELESS HERE ON THE ROTT I’m sorry, but I have to interrupt your hyperbolic fantasy with some common sense. It involves math and spatial concepts as it relates to “50,000 trucks”. There are NOT fifty thousand trucks making their way to Ottawa. It would be a physical impossibility for a very simple reason: You couldn’t get anywhere near Ottawa with… Read more »

readerjp
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readerjp
January 31, 2022 17:42
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I copied that from a news article. Maybe they meant 50,000 people. I didn’t come up with that number on my own.

LcBren
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LcBren
January 31, 2022 17:50
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Then check your facts.

You DID know that there IS no “natural immunity” to any of the coronavirii family??

That you can be infected over and over again??

Remember Meat Loaf?? One of the greatest voices of my generation, lyrical…powerful,..silenced forever thanks to this anti vaxx insanity.

Your kind of stupid kills people.

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readerjp
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readerjp
January 31, 2022 20:10
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MY KIND OF STUPID? WTF are you talking about? I was reporting on what was going on in Canada. Check your mouth.

LCBren
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LCBren
January 31, 2022 20:13
Reply to  readerjp

Sorry that was terrapod’s comment.

My bad. Apologies.

Aaron R.
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February 1, 2022 10:40
Reply to  readerjp

It was the organizers of the convoy that exaggerated the numbers — by quite a lot, as you can see from their press release. Sean Hannity was reporting 10,000 trucks — another impossibility, and Brietbart stuck with the 50,000 figure. There were a few thousand people who showed up — most were not truckers. In fact, the number of unvaccinated… Read more »

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LCBren
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LCBren
February 1, 2022 20:23
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Australia 80% fully vaccinated

Try closer to 90%.

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George Mason's Ghost
February 2, 2022 12:19
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Yeah, I don’t know how old the publication I was using yesterday. Sources tend to vary depending on who and when the data was reported/collected/posted. Your local numbers are probably more accurate than the global sources. Our World in Data has Australia at 78% fully vaccinated, and 5.75% partially vaccinated for a total of 84%. NYT has Australia at 80%… Read more »

readerjp
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readerjp
February 1, 2022 14:10

Not to throw more fuel on the fire, BUT: Massive Johns Hopkins study: Lockdowns, masks, closures did NOT reduce death’Strongly’ rejects government measures as ‘pandemic policy instrument’ The conclusions by the Johns Hopkins researchers are consistent with other studies of hard data from around the world showing the lockdowns and other severe mitigation measures didn’t stop the typical waxing and… Read more »

Aaron R.
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February 1, 2022 15:04
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When was the last time we had a “lockdown” here in this country? Better yet, do you understand why we had the one we had initially? I’ll give you a clue: we didn’t know what exactly we were up against. We were facing a ‘novel virus’ (new, unknown) and if it behaved like SARS or MRSA or Ebola, we wanted… Read more »

readerjp
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February 1, 2022 21:15
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Wow. Seems like today is pick on me day. Where do I begin? No, I’m not a Q follower and wouldn’t even know how to find it. Where did I say that masks don’t save lives? I simply reported on the Johns Hopkins study. Johns Hopkins is generally regarded as one of the best medical institutions in the country. However,… Read more »

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George Mason's Ghost
February 2, 2022 12:59
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Well, yeah, Tuesdays are pick on readerjp days. We thought you knew. No, I’m not a Q follower and wouldn’t even know how to find it. You might not realize the fact that a lot of the stuff you post got its origins from Qanon. And I mean a LOT of it. That’s because much of the Qanon crap has… Read more »

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LCBren
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February 1, 2022 20:28
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 There is no conclusive evidence supporting claims that any of these restrictive measures worked to reduce viral transmission or deaths. Except for the medical facts that say otherwise mask mandates were ineffective, and masks themselves were and are ineffective and harmful.  Horseshit. Hey jp, the next time you ever need surgery, tell the doctor and the team not to wear… Read more »

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LCBren
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LCBren
February 1, 2022 20:29
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Masks have been proven as a deterrent to infection. Lockdowns, I agree were a bad idea.

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