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Seattle Police Say ‘Autonomous Zone’ Now Has Armed Guards, Local Businesses Being Extorted

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Things in Seattle are continuing to get sucked into a downward spiral of insane proportions as police officers in the area say that the self-declared autonomous zone now occupied by protesters have armed guards and that local businesses are being threatened with extortion.

But these are “peaceful protests” they continue to tell us. Right. So peaceful that an area of an American city has now been taken over by a warlord anarchist who is demanding local businesses pay a fee in order to operate within the area.

Folks, this is devolving into a serious situation very quickly. What’s more frustrating than anything is the lack of action being taken by the city’s mayor and the state’s governor.

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“We’ve heard, anecdotally, reports of citizens and businesses being asked to pay a fee to operate within this area. This is the crime of extortion. If anyone has been subjected to this, we need them to call 911,” Assistant Chief of Police Deanna Nollette said on Wednesday.

Protesters calling to defund the police and make sweeping reforms to law enforcement tactics have declared a six-block region — spanning 13th Avenue past 11th Avenue, near Cal Anderson Park, and from East Olive Street to East Pike Street — the “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone” (CHAZ).

The region encompasses the SPD’s East Precinct, which was abandoned by cops on Monday following days of violent clashes between law enforcement and protesters in the wake of George Floyd’s death, as well as parts of Capitol Hill.

Police officers left the area hoping that this action would quell the violence that erupted in this portion of the city, which included numerous shootings. Law enforcement officers have been employing the use of tear gas and pepper spray to disperse large crowds.

While a number of the demonstrations being held in the autonomous zone have been peaceful in nature, with no reports of violence, police have stated armed guards are surrounding the perimeter of the area. Folks who live in that part of the city are being required to show an ID to prove they belong there before being allowed to enter.

Reports from anonymous officials also indicate a number of residents have been begging for outside help due to not being allowed access to their homes without their IDs.

Doesn’t this sound like a totalitarian culture? Just like the kind the left claims to be all about fighting against? They have become the monster they said they were fighting, which is precisely what we as conservatives tried to tell them all along.

Hopefully, there is a peaceful resolution to this matter so that no one else needs to get hurt.

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White House Announces Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

This could be a big boon for a number of American industries as well.

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Regardless of what you think of Joe Biden touting this latest infrastructure deal as a “win”, it sure is nice to see that our government isn’t completely and utterly broken in the 21st century. It took months of bickering and infighting, and more than a few moments of political pettiness, but it appears as though we may just have an infrastructure deal after all. President Biden announced on Thursday that the White House and a group of bipartisan senators had reached a deal on a $579 billion infrastructure plan. “It’s been a very long time since the last time our country was able to strike a major bipartisan deal on American infrastructure,” Biden said at the White House. Biden said he and congressional Democrats had to concede some on what’s known as “human infrastructure,” such as investments for childcare and spending on climate change. Democrats will instead look to pass additional spending in a separate bill through a Senate budgetary process called reconciliation, which requires only a simple majority to pass legislation. And, despite no one having seen the bill yet, Biden is confident that Congress will send it to his desk to sign in the coming days. The radical left will likely be the most disappointed in the bill, after having previously suggested a goal of a $10 trillion investment in climate change initiatives.

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Miami Building Collapsed After Years of Sinking into the Earth

Scientists has determined the issue years ago.

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Just north of Miami, in the nearby town of Surfside, there is a massive rescue effort underway as nearly 100 people remain unaccounted for in the wake of a residential high-rise’s collapse. That number was nearly double the early estimate, having risen dramatically on Thursday afternoon as more information became available to those leading the effort. The late-night collapse, which was captured on video by a nearby surveillance camera, appeared to be a sudden, freak accident, but new information seems to indicate that there might be more to this story. A Florida high rise that collapsed early Thursday was determined to be unstable a year ago, according to a researcher at Florida International University. The building, which was constructed in 1981, has been sinking at an alarming rate since the 1990s, according to a 2020 study conducted by Shimon Wdowinski, a professor in the Department of Earth and Environment. When Wdowinski saw the news that the Champlain Towers South condominium in Surfside had collapsed, he instantly remembered it from the study, he said. “I looked at it this morning and said, ‘Oh my god.’ We did detect that,” he said. But not everyone agreed with the assessment. Wdowinski said his research is not meant to suggest certainty about what caused the collapse. The building was sinking at a rate of about 2 millimeters a year in the 1990s, and could have slowed or accelerated in the time since, he said. In his experience, even the level of sinking observed in the 1990s typically results in impacts to buildings and their structures, Wdowinski said. He believes that very well could have been the case for the Champlain building in the 1990s, based on his findings. “It was a byproduct of analyzing the data. We saw this building had some kind of unusual…

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