Nothing of Value Inside to Steal

“Nothing of Value Inside to Steal” signs are familiar to anyone living in a neighborhood undergoing gentrification; the more you see, the more advanced it’s becoming. The signs are also ignorant and judgemental on a number of levels. For starters, it’s prime settler-colonialism boilerplate. Move into a low-income nonwhite neighborhood, accuse existing residents of beingContinue reading “Nothing of Value Inside to Steal”

Homelessness: San Francisco’s newest heist

Homelessness has long been an issue San Francisco has ignored in favor of well-funded “solutions” that inevitably fade into nothing but good intentions paving a road to Hell for the homeless people they’re allegedly created to help. As the San Francisco Chronicle leads a second round of mass exploitation of homeless people disguised as crusadingContinue reading “Homelessness: San Francisco’s newest heist”

Accidental arson

Last evening’s fire at the Oakland Ghost Ship is another example of deadly, suspicious fires in neighborhoods suffering from gentrification. The story is often the same; a land/building owner needs tenants and/or a building gone ASAP with zero paperwork or notifications so they can sell their never-more-valuable land/building. It’s an almost foolproof scam for dues-payingContinue reading “Accidental arson”

DeRay, Inc

DeRay McKesson first entered public consciousness during the August 2014 protests surrounding the police killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO. As control of the protest narrative shifted from influencers and talking heads to protesters on the ground, DeRay emerged as one of the most recognizable. His daily chronicling of the protests on Twitter, alongContinue reading “DeRay, Inc”

Gentrification’s slow theft

I moved to the northern edge of the Tenderloin in April 2008. While gentrification was definitely underway in San Francisco, especially in the Mission, it hadn’t quite reached the Tenderloin yet. You couldn’t escape the omens; young tech elite would often visit Tenderloin bars, obviously slumming and soaking in poverty porn before returning to theirContinue reading “Gentrification’s slow theft”

MSM discovers racism while Democrats exploit it

After years of calling blatant acts of racism anything but, local and national MSM have taken off their blinders and are now hyper focused on any and every incident. Gone are the media who tried their best to ignore the Jena Six, who fiddled on their balconies as militarized police descended on Ferguson, who neverContinue reading “MSM discovers racism while Democrats exploit it”

The Medium problem

Founded in 2012 by Twitter co-founder Evan Williams, Medium is now a fashionable internet address for politicians, celebrities, businesses and more. Users praise it for allowing them to focus on content creation without having to manage the back end of their website, and a symbiotic relationship with Twitter gives any user of that service anContinue reading “The Medium problem”

NPIC rides Trump to biggest payout in years

Donald Trump’s victory opened the floodgates for winners-and-losers opinion pieces and one week later the current is still running strong. While opinion varies on who won and/or lost other than Trump and Clinton, the NPIC has emerged an early victor in one indisputable statistic: money. Unsure of which politicians to support as government restructures, peopleContinue reading “NPIC rides Trump to biggest payout in years”

Peaceful protests: Democrats seize the protest narrative

Politicians and protests are rarely a harmonious match. Politicians are often the focus of protests and are rarely in a position to speak in concert and share a camera with organizers. Politicians and police, with help from all-too-willing media, often portray protests as violent and focus on vandalism and property damage frequently caused by agentContinue reading “Peaceful protests: Democrats seize the protest narrative”

#CalExit and Silicon Valley’s secession heist

Donald Trump’s election as president opened a flood gate of flimsy analysis and hot-take solutions. As people grasped for ways protest his rapidly approaching presidency, the idea of California secession bubbled to the top again. While there have been occasional attempts of at least partial secession since California first became a state, recent secession campaignsContinue reading “#CalExit and Silicon Valley’s secession heist”

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