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Виды нашего города…

Нашел сентябрьские виды Портланда, центра города или как это здесь называют, Downtown

Картина очень печальная.

Мне сегодня сказали, что все то, что принадлежит бизнесам, в Портланде сейчас приготовились к завтрашним выборам. 

Все стоят заколочены. И это несмотря на то, что Портланд практически полностью в руках демократов, да и победу себе они тоже уже предсказали.

Как я понимаю, так выглядят все крупные города в США сейчас. Все приготовились к ошеломительной победе демократов. Особенно к последствиям этой “победы”

Очень все тревожно. 

И такого тревожного чувства у меня не было ни перед одними выборами за то время, что я живу в США.

Наконец-то!!!

Пошел дождь!

И вы не представляете себе какое-это счастье, после недели жизни в кондиционированной комнате, наконец-то открыть дверь на улицу и вдохнуть СВЕЖЕГО воздуха!

Портланд в дыму.

 Вот эти фотографии я сделал неделю назад.

Тогда казалось, что это продлится недолго и тогда я еще не знал, что же горит?

А потом все разъяснилось. Портланд и Орегон целенаправленно поджигали.

Особенно на последнем видео хорошо видно, что сейчас происходит здесь.

Уже больше недели невозможно выйти на улицу, чтобы при этом не начать задыхаться от дыма. Дымом закрыто все и солнца не видно. В моем случае, без перерыва работает кондиционер. Вчера я был уже готов звонить в “Скорую” чтобы только попросить дать подышать кислородом. Позвонил врачу и попросил что-то, что могло бы помочь дышать.

Как ни странно, все это связано с политикой и с  выборами, но об этом чуть позже.

Оно расползается…

То, что происходит в Портланде, пока происходило в Центре города, или как это здесь называют, в Downtown. Все это время я ожидал только одного, когда же протестующим этого окажется мало…

Вчера у них был некий рубеж, вчера исполниолось 100 дней, как в Портланде начались все эти “протесты”. Видимо, вчерашний день и стал для них тем рубежом. 

В общем, вчера они “протестовали” уже рядом. Меня предупредили утром, чтобы я был поосторожнее в парке, когда гуляю там с собакой. Потому что вчера “протесты” передвинулись уже туда.

Только сейчас вернулся оттуда. Вроде бы, ничего особого они там не сделали вчера. Крушить там особо нечего, кроме детской площадки и растущих в парке деревьев. Деревья стоят нетронутыми. На детскую площадку я внимания не обратил.

Все, вроде бы, как прежде.

Правда весь тротуар в парке расписан. 

NO COPS

NO PRISONS

TOTAL ABOLITION.

Что все это значит, особенно последнее, для меня загадка.

Ах, да, — забыл… Вчера они еще подожгли у нас то место, где собирается мусор.

Это  успели потушить, не дав разгорется.

Любимый город может спать спокойно…

Вот этот ужас сейчас в Портланде ежедневно. Уже больше 70-ти дней.

Никто арестован не был

Я живу в самом “законном” городе.

Как я понимаю, власти Портланда пытаются быть на самом переднем крае всех новаций закона, особенно если это касается всего того, что происходит после смерти “Святого Джорджа Флойда”.

Думаете, я просто так это пишу? Безосновательно?

Нашел в Сети вот такой любопытный документ, выпущенный Прокурором нашего графства. Это руководство к действию для всех правоохранителей графства.

POLICY REGARDING PROTEST RELATED CASES
Members of our community have taken to the streets every night since the murder of George Floyd to express their collective grief, anger, and frustration over not just that senseless act of violence, but the countless other abuses People of Color have endured in our country throughout history. The demands for change go beyond calling for an end to police violence and encompass the need for all of us to acknowledge and address centuries of racism and oppression that are manifested in mass incarceration, economic inequality, educational disadvantages, and disparities in health care that have allowed COVID-19 to ravage our communities of color.
As prosecutors, we acknowledge the depth of emotion that motivates these demonstrations and support those who are civically engaged through peaceful protesting. We recognize that we will undermine public safety, not promote it, if we leverage the force of our criminal justice system against peaceful protestors who are demanding to be heard. The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office will always strive to advance the safety of our community and its members. We recognize the need to broaden our vision of what a safe community means and our role in promoting that vision. To advance public safety we must not only prevent crime, but must also promote economic and housing stability, educational opportunities, strong family and community relationships, and the mental and physical health of all those who live in our county.
Seen through that lens, the prosecution of cases relating solely to protest activities, most of which have a weak nexus to further criminality and which are unlikely to be deterred by prosecution, draws away from crucially needed resources. As stewards of public resources, we must devote our efforts to prosecuting crimes that allow us to protect our most vulnerable victims to have the greatest impact on promoting a safer community for everyone in Multnomah County.
For these reasons, our Office will apply the following presumptions to all referred cases arising from the current protests in our community. A prosecutor choosing to decline to prosecute a case is not condoning or endorsing the conduct that led to the arrest and/or citation. A decision to not prosecute a case is not a comment on whether or not the arrest was lawful. As with all presumptions, where an individual case presents unusual, aggravating circumstances, line prosecutors may obtain supervisor approval to proceed with the case.

August 11, 2020 

 

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А вот что происходит у нас, здесь.

Очень смелые молодые люди. 

Это сколько храбрости нужно иметь, чтобы противостоять вот этой женщине…

Сумасшествие в нашем городе продолжается…

 

Вот что происходит сейчас у нас.

 

Вот это длится уже почти 60 дней. Мэр Портланда попытался понравиться толпе и даже сам встал с протестующими, но его “угостили” слезоточивым газом. К тому же, толпа не особо радостно приняла его за своего. 

Не очень понятно, на что живут все это время эти молодые “протестанты”. Вчера, разговорился со своей очень хорошей знакомой. Она потеряла работу и все это время получала пособие по безработице. Так вот, оказывается, безработным все это время платили по $700 долларов в неделю. Она мне сказала, что когда работала, получала намного меньше.

Конечно, можно на такие деньги не только жить, но и “протестовать”.

Начиная со следующей недели пособие сильно сократится. 

Высокие отношения между Федеральным Центром и отдельными штатами

Точнее если, это как власть Орегонская переругивается с Трампом.

В процессе, пытается судится с Федералами за то, что они охраняют собственность Федеральную.

 

Oregon Attorney General Sues to Stop Federal Arrests of Portland Protesters

“Every American should be repulsed when they see this happening. If this can happen here in Portland, it can happen anywhere.”

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum will file a lawsuit in federal court tonight seeking a temporary restraining order barring the Department of Homeland Security and other federal law enforcement agencies from seizing and detaining Portland protesters without probable cause.

Her announcement follows a July 16 report by Oregon Public Broadcasting that federal officers whisked away protesters in unmarked vans—rental vehicles, it now appears.

She also announced that the Oregon Department of Justice and the Multnomah County district attorney would open a criminal investigation into the July 11 injury of Donavan LaBella, whom a U.S. Marshals Service officer shot in the face with a munition.

Rosenblum announced her intention to file the lawsuit in U.S. District Court tonight, as a federal police crackdown on Portland continues against the wishes of local elected officials for the 15th consecutive night. (Disclosure: Rosenblum is married to the co-owner of WW’s parent company.)

“The federal administration has chosen Portland to use their scare tactics to stop our residents from protesting police brutality and from supporting the Black Lives Matter movement,” Rosenblum said. “Every American should be repulsed when they see this happening. If this can happen here in Portland, it can happen anywhere.”

As the top legal officer in Oregon, Rosenblum is asking a federal judge to issue a temporary restraining order against four federal agencies: the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Marshals Service, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and the Federal Protective Service, which guards federal buildings.

In late June, President Donald Trump created a task force out of those four agencies to defend federal monuments and buildings from protesters. He has chiefly deployed them to one city: Portland, where they have used the wide powers granted to federal police in spite of the objections of local officials.

If a judge grants Rosenblum the injunction, it would limit the authority of federal police to make street arrests without meeting the typical standard held to by cops: probable cause that a crime is being committed.

Отсюда.

Вот такое отношение к “федералам” у нас в Портланде

Кто там говорит что в Америке чего-то там невозможно? Беспорядки в Портланде продолжаются уже шесть недель.

Вот так вот относятся к “федеральным” служащим…

 

Сносим памятники… Добрались до 3-его Президента…

В Портланде, у нас, то есть, снесли памятник Томасу Джефферсону.

Это уже третий памятник в Орегоне. До этого снесли памятники Пионерам, тем, кто осваивал Америку. Кстати, одним из снесенных памятников был памятник Пионерам-Матерям, (the Pioneer Mother)

Что дальше?

by: KOIN 6 News Staff

Posted:  Updated: 

JeffersonPORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — After a night of protests, the Jefferson statue that stood outside of a North Portland high school has been toppled.

Earlier Sunday evening, the steps of Jefferson High School was the sight of a Black Lives Matter rally led by Rose City Justice. Organizers spoke in front of a Jefferson statue—its base spray-painted with the phrase “Slave Owner.”

Some time after the march moved on toward Alberta Park, the statue was toppled. It is unclear who did it and if they were involved in the Black Lives Matter march that was staged there hours before.

The statue was the third to be taken down this weekend in Oregon, after two statues at the University of Oregon – the Pioneer Man and the Pioneer Mother – were taken down on Saturday evening.

Отсюда.

The Curfew in Effect again

Вновь получил срочное сообщение на мобильник. Коммендантский час продлен.

Как минимум, еще на одни сутки.

Если судить по новостям на CNN, то на данный момент коммендантский час введен в 40 городов США.

Temporary Curfew Frequently Asked Questions

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A Wireless Emergency Alert went out today at 4 p.m. reminding our community about the curfew. Tell us about your experience with this Wireless Emergency Alert: .

Does the curfew apply throughout the entire City of Portland?  Yes.  All parts of the City are important and valued, and the safety of the whole City should be protected to the same degree by the curfew.

When does the curfew apply?  The curfew applies from 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 31st to 6:00 a.m. on Monday, June 1st.

Will there be additional curfews on other days?  Depending on how events unfold, there may be additional curfews announced.  The safety of our community is the highest priority for the City. 

How will the curfew be enforced?  The City asks all Portlanders to voluntarily adhere to the curfew to help protect the safety of our community.  The curfew is a tool to address the kind of behavior that caused fires, property damage, and personal injury in the City on Friday night, and not to intrude into people’s lives. 

I’m scheduled to work during the curfew.  Can I still travel to go to work? Can my employees still report to work during the curfew? Yes, people are allowed to travel to and from work during the curfew.

Are businesses required to close during the curfew?  The curfew does not require businesses to close, but it does mean that the public should not be travelling to and from businesses like restaurants or retailers during the curfew, so some business may choose to close during these hours.  

I use public transportation, or a ride-hailing app, for transportation.  Am I allowed to use those during the curfew?  Yes, you can use public transportation like TriMet, or a ride-hailing app like Lyft or Uber, to travel for any purpose allowed under the curfew.  These methods of transportation will continue to operate unless circumstances require them to be closed to protect public health and safety.

What if I need to go to the hospital during the curfew?  People are allowed to seek emergency medical care during the curfew.

My situation at home is not safe, and I may need to leave.  Can I leave during the curfew to avoid an unsafe living situation?  Yes, the curfew allows people to leave unsafe circumstances, which would include domestic violence, fire, criminal conduct, or any other unsafe circumstance.

I am experiencing homelessness and don’t have a place to go inside.  How does the curfew apply to me?  The curfew does not apply to those experiencing homelessness since they do not have another place to go.  The City asks those experiencing homelessness to help protect the safety of the community by voluntarily restricting their travel in public places during the curfew.    

Are there other exemptions from the curfew?  The curfew also does not apply to law enforcement, fire fighters, medical personnel, or members of the news media.

How is the City’s curfew different from the Governor’s Stay Home, Stay Safe order?  The City’s curfew is aimed at protecting public safety and reducing property damage and personal injury during a civil disturbance, while the Governor’s Stay Home, Stay Safe order is aimed at reducing the spread of the coronavirus.  However, under both the curfew and Stay Home order, Portlanders should be remaining at home whenever possible, and the curfew only applies during the limited hours from 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 31st to 6:00 a.m. on Monday, June 1st, unless extended.

What are the penalties for violating the curfew?  Violation of the curfew is subject to a fine of not more than $500.00 and to potential violation of local, state, and federal law.

Отсюда.

Emergency Alert on my Mobile Phone

Получил срочное сообщение на мобильник.

В Портланде введен коммендантский час с 8-ми вечера до 6-ти утра.

Mayor Wheeler’s Executive Order Declaring State of Emergency Includes Temporary Curfew

Members of the media,

Please help us remind our community that Mayor Ted Wheeler’s Executive Order declaring a State of Emergency (attached) includes a curfew taking effect from 8 p.m. tonight to 6 a.m. Sunday morning.

Please also remind your readers and audiences that the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management will be sending out a Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) later today reminding all in the community about the curfew. We’re asking to remind everyone that when the message is received, to please not call 911 unless someone is experiencing an actual emergency.

We understand there are many questions and concerns throughout the community relating to the curfew. We have posted both the Emergency Declaration and a copy of FAQs about the curfew on Mayor Wheeler’s website at this link.  Please feel free to share it.

We truly appreciate your cooperation and help in keeping our community informed and safe!

Отсюда. 

“I can’t Breathe” In Portland

Это печально, но вчера Портланд тоже оказался на карте городов, в которых люди протестуют против насилия полицейских, по отношению к афро-американцам в США.

by: KOIN 6 News Staff

Posted:  Updated: 

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Thirteen people were initially arrested during a riot in downtown Portland that escalated quickly following a vigil over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and authorities said more arrests have been made and more are expected.

The riot lasted about 5 hours and police said included arson, riot and looting. Two police officers were slightly injured, one by a thrown incendiary device and the other was hit in the head with a rock.

Police said the rioters started multiple fires in the city and looters targeted banks, marijuna dispensaries, liquor stores, electronic stores and department stores in the downtown area.

The 13 people arrested range in age from 19-40 and face a variety of charges. They are listed here in alphabetical order with their charges:

Jason Arbaza, Riot, Theft, Interfering with Police Officer
Willie Anderson Brown, 29, Riot, Burglary, Theft, Possession of Methamphetamine, Trespass, Disorderly Conduct, and a Warrrant
Joshua Feala, Riot, Burglary, Theft, Disorderly Conduct, Interfering with Police Officer
Jamal Hampton, 23, Burglary, Theft, Riot
Travis Hessel, 27, Burglary, Theft, Riot
Dayla Hester, 19, Burglary, Theft, Riot
William L. Isham, 32, Interfering with a Peace Officer and Disorderly Conduct
David McDougald, 30, Warrants for DUII, Reckless Driving, Reckless Endangerment
Jason Mitchell, 40, Burglary, Theft, Riot
Alexis Parra-Castillo 25, Riot
Michelle Strong, 30, Burglary, Theft, Trespass
Latrae Robinson, 28, Riot, Theft, Burglary
Noah Wendrow, 20, Riot

PPB said others have been arrested but since 5 a.m. Their names are not yet available.

The investigation remains active and ongoing.

Отсюда.

Вот чего я точно не понимаю, почему все протесты превращаются в банальное мародерство. В уничтожение зданий, в разграбление всего и вся, до чего удается дотянуться и т.д. В нашем случае, к разграбленным объектам добавились точки, где продается марихуана. 

…И о погоде на сегодня…

В Портланде погода в этом году просто сумасшедшая.

Начать с того, что прошедшая зима была необычайно холодна для Портланда. Обычно, снег в Портланде если и выпадал, то всего один раз за всю зиму, лежал, самое долгое на моей памяти, дней семь, а потом — все.. До следующей зимы.

Прошлой зимой снег выпадал, если не ошибаюсь, три раза. Даже старожилы, прожившие в Портланде всю жизнь, говорили мне, что они такого не помнят.

Буквально до прошлого вторника было достаточно прохладно. Весной это назвать было сложно. Хотя, все что должно было расцвести, попыталось это сделать.

В прошлую среду, вдруг, стало жарко. Было ощущение того, что погода из зимней, в одночасье превратилась в летнюю, даже не попытавшись сделать остановки на весну.

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Show must go on…

Нашел на Craiglist в Portland…

Congratulations, rednecks! You’ve just elected a Russian mole.

The pollsters should stop apologizing. They actually got it right. Hillary won. But Putin’s hackers manufactured the “hidden Trump vote” while the FBI (Fascists Behaving Indecently) looked the other way. The media, already giving Trump a royal honeymoon, refuses to investigate the greatest HEIST in American history. UNITY IS TREASON!

The perverse message the sham election of 2016 sent to our little girls is that if a woman dare aspires to be POTUS, America will attack her with the feral sociopathic bloodlust of a Christkiller. Best to follow in Melania’s footsteps & aspire to be the trophy wife of an overprivileged fratboy.

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Портланд — город “демократический”. Еще раз о СМИ…

Видимо в Портланде больше всего любят Хиллари Клинтон. В центре Портланда сейчас творится что-то невообразимое.

Примерно в 9:30 вечера у нас все каналы прервали все передачи и как один начали показывать это…


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“Избирательные” мысли…

Вчера у нас в Орегоне был большой выборный день. Можно сказать, с промежуточными итогами, перед основной схваткой за “Белый Дом”, которая состоится в ноябре.

Честно говоря, итоги удивили меня самого…

Дедушка Сандерс, — это такой хороший пример Жириновского, но made in USA, ужасно много популизма. Честно говоря, я думал, что он выйдет из гонки “еще позавчера”. Тем не менее, дедушка уперся рогом и вчера в нашем штате, который, поверьте мне, очень демократический штат, то есть, поддержка демократов и Обамы была очень серьезной… Обама был у нас два раза точно и собирал большие толпы народа…

Впрочем, может быть, именно поэтому?!..

В общем, Дедушка в Орегоне вчера “сделал” Бабушку..

Но я не демократ и за них не голосовал. Трамп же, у нас в Штате всех своих ближайших соперников “порвал”.

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…И снова — Portland “Trail Blazers”. “…life’s too short, and the future here is too bright.”

Очень хорошая статья, на мой взгляд.

На английском…

The Trail Blazers spent the entirety of this year, regular season and playoffs alike, defying the world’s expectations for them and insisting that no matter what, there was no ceiling to what they could accomplish with their teamwork and competitive spirit. This only makes it more cruelly ironic that in the end, their miracle run was met with – thwack! – a ceiling.

All year long, the moral of the Blazers’ story appeared to be “anything is possible.” Then, in the second round of the Western Conference playoffs, we all collectively realized that wording was a little off. Really, the moral was “anything is possible, except outlasting the best team in NBA history in a seven-game playoff series.”

Sadly – and I mean sadly not just for Portland, but for all 29 NBA teams that reside outside of Oakland, California – this is what the Warriors do. They destroy hopes and dreams. They shatter mythologies and deflate egos. They end seasons; they threaten to derail entire eras of teams’ histories. It would be narrow-minded and selfish for any Blazers fan to believe this only affects them. The dominant force that is Golden State is not a Portland problem; it’s an everyone problem.

Look around the league, and it’s not hard to find evidence that the Warriors have the rest of the league demoralized. For example, ask yourself – why do you think the Cavaliers fired coach David Blatt back in January? It can’t be because they were dissatisfied with Blatt’s results. They were 30-11 at the time, riding high atop the Eastern Conference. No, they fired Blatt because tension was mounting within the organization that no matter what the wins and losses said, they weren’t title material yet. That’s the Warriors effect.

Look at OKC. Why do you think it’s been so tough for us simply to sit back and enjoy the Thunder’s largely successful season? They won 55 games during the regular season and are now headed for their fourth Western Conference finals of the Kevin Durant era. The problem, of course, is that reaching the conference finals doesn’t mean a thing if you can’t go all the way, and there’s panic in Oklahoma that Durant might leave this summer to play for a team that’s even better. Like, you know, the Warriors.

Blazers
The examples go on. There have been rumblings about the Clippers blowing up their formidable three-man nucleus of Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan, even though all three are basically in their primes. There’s gloom and doom in Memphis. The Rockets haven’t been the same since Golden State dismantled them in the West finals a year ago. I’d argue that all of the above have felt the pull of the Warriors’ gravity. It’s tough to go on competing when you’re up against a mighty force you can’t control.

I wrote about the phenomenon of Warriors defeatism back in March, when the Dubs were still sitting on 60-something wins and chasing the Bulls’ record. You could already feel it then – the entire NBA was ceding defeat (or at least many of the media members and fans on the periphery were). It was starting to make the league less fun. It’s enjoyable to follow the NBA when there’s one dominant team and everyone else is gunning for them; it’s not so enjoyable when the elite squad is so much better that no one else has the heart to compete.

My advice to everyone, back in March, was not to sweat the Warriors-induced panic. First of all, there’s more to basketball than just pursuing championships – there’s nothing wrong with fielding a competitive team, fighting to win 50-plus games and surviving as far as possible into May and possibly June. There’s virtue in that, even when you come up short of the ultimate goal. And besides, why blow it up? Is any blowup really likely to pay off? Every time you take a step back in the hope of taking two steps forward, you’re taking a massive risk.

Warriors panic is the product of a “championship or bust” mentality that’s infected everyone in and around the league, from players and coaches to owners and GMs to writers and fans. We all suffer from it, to some extent. My response: Fight it. Appreciate basketball in all its beauty, even if one nagging part of you says not to. Don’t let the Warriors drag you down.

This is a general NBA thought, mind you. But when you look especially at the Blazers’ situation, it only becomes more pertinent. If there’s anyone in the NBA right now who should be looking excitedly to the future, it’s Portland. The Blazers are a young, hungry team that’s trending in the right direction – and if this past season is any indication, they’re moving that way much faster than expected.
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“Water The Bamboo”. The Article about Portland “Trail Blazers”…

…And Damian Lillard…

Amazing Article actually…

PORTLAND, Ore. — Bamboo is tolerant to drought, but balancing water with restraint is tricky business, especially if you’re a young NBA player. This was the message delivered to the Trail Blazers’ roster last October after the team heard from Greg Bell, the author of “Water The Bamboo: Unleashing the Potential of Teams and Individuals.”

The bamboo becomes a running gag among the Trail Blazers, and it’s the source of quite the shtick between All-NBA point guard Damian Lillard and reserve Luis Montero.

“I would always tell him, ‘Did you water your bamboo?,’ like, every day,” Lillard says. “So he started singing, like, ‘Waaaaater the Bamboooooo.'”

Montero has played all of 42 minutes as a rookie, but he apparently excels as the team’s musical director — though he speaks broken English. The song metastasizes into various riffs and remixes. Pretty soon, Lillard begins calling Montero “Water,” and Montero calls Lillard “Water.”

Lillard

In colloquial Spanish, attaching an “ito” or “ita” to a name or object is a term of endearment, literally meaning “little.” So Allen Crabbe is now “AC-ito,” and Maurice Harkless is “Mo-ito.” Eventually, everyone on the team is just “Water-ito.”

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