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- September-October 2021
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2021 New York City Today is the deadline for all NYPD officers to
take at least one of the experimental emergency authorized
continue working for the NYPD. It is estimated that as many as 25% of
the force has not been vaccinated. It remains to be seen, what will happen.
2021 Some hospitals are reporting a huge spike in people who are
suffering from organ failure and blood clots. The cause is a mystery,
however some blame the experimental Covid-19 vaccinations, that are
permitted to be used under the emergency authorization decree.
2021 A huge backlog of container ships are waiting to unload off the
coast of California. It is estimated that 500,000 containers or more
must be unloaded. When one considers that one container is equivalent
to one semi trailer truck, the magnitude of the problem becomes
obvious. This undoubtedly is one of the reasons for the spot
shortages found around the county. The cause? Apparently not enough
dock workers and truck drivers. Perhaps the workers are tired of
receiving relatively low wages or perhaps the political Covid
mandates, requiring the workers to receive the Covid
"vaccination" are to blame.
2021 A huge protest of perhaps 50,000 protesters marched over the
Brooklyn Bridge protesting Mayor DeBlasio's order that all city
workers, city contractors and many private workers must be vaccinated
in order to retain their jobs. Presently, none of the
"vaccinations" have been approved by the U.S. Government
and are only permitted to be used on an emergency basis. Further, all
people involved in the vaccinations are indemnified from lawsuits
incase of an adverse reactions or death. Presently, a reported on the
Government sponsored website VARS that 18,000+ people have apparently
died from the vaccination and hundreds of thousands have been
injured, with injuries including paralysis, blindness, heart
conditions and more. Protestors included off duty NYPD officers, off
duty FDNY, teachers, Sanitation workers and many more. Curtis Sliwa,
the Republican candidate for mayor, was among the marchers. Their
battle cry was "we will not comply".
New York, NY
October 25, 2021 Apparently some people who work for Citi, get to use
the CitiBike for free as an apparent perk.
New York, NY
October 25, 2021 For a free country, we do indeed have many of the
elements described in the 1948 novel "1984".
New York, NY
October 25, 2021 This bronze colored bust in located in Union Square
Park and is of George Floyd. Mr. Floyd died while being arrested for
passing a counterfeit $20 bill. Mr. Floyd also had a very long
criminal record including armed robbery and home invasion, where he
threatened to kill a pregnant woman and her unborn baby.
New York, NY
October 25, 2021 A remote Covid 19 test center. Covid 19 seems to
have become a political issue, which has eclipsed the original
New York, NY
October 25, 2021 Homelessness is still a major issue in New York City
and seems to have increased in recent years.
New York, NY
October 25, 2021 This vender is openly selling marijuana in
Washington Square Park and does not seem worried about the police,
even though the open sale is still illegal.
2021 Numerous anti vaccination protests were held around the city
including at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn.
2021 New York City. The city is filled with illegal, unregistered,
uninsured motorcycles (including motorized bicycles, scooters and
single wheel gyro vehicles) and unlicensed drivers/riders. This has
caused a huge spike in major injuries, including paralysis, limb
amputations, severe head trauma, as well as deaths. For reasons
unknown, the Vehicle Traffic Safety Laws, of the State of New York
are apparently not being enforced by the NYPD.
2021 Jay Black, the lead singer of the very popular 1960's and 1970's
singing group passed away. He was 82 years old. Some of their famous
hit songs included "Only in America", "This Magic
Moment", "Cara Mia" and many other hits.
2021 Many of the Covid vaccination companies are not pushing for a
third "boaster" shot.
2021 According to the British newspaper "The Telegraph",
the average age of people dying in England is 85 years old and have
five underlying illnesses.
2021 Inflation countrywide has gone sky high. From September 2020 to
September 2021, meat prices has gone up by 22%, gasoline 40% and
everything else about 20% or more.
2021 Mayor DeBlasio has announced that all city workers must submit
to one of the experimental Covid-19 "vaccinations" by
November 1, 2021. It should be noted that the only (hastily) approved
vaccination is made by Pfizer, however that particular vaccination is
not available anywhere and the current Pfizer "Vaccination"
is only being administered under the emergency authorization rules.
2021 The TSA is apparently understaffed and delays are expected this
holiday season. Perhaps it is time to repeal some of the hastily
enacted laws after 911 and return to freedom and the American Way.
There are always risks in life.
2021 Though outdoor dining has been a hit among some people in NYC,
there are others that view the often poorly built kiosks as an
eyesore and a perpetual source of noise. Further, thousands of
parking spots have been taken up by the kiosks. As a result, a
lawsuit has been filed by some local citizens to remove the kiosks.
2021 New York City is at war with private owned cars, or at least it
seems that way. With the declining standard of living and the
downward trend of real wages over the past 10 years, the number of
cars in Manhattan has dropped by 19%. This has allowed the city to
install bicycle lanes and removing one lane that normally would be
used by vehicles. Further, the outdoor dining kiosks have eliminated
thousands of badly needed parking spots in NYC. It is important to
remember that drivers pay enormous gasoline taxes, surcharge taxes on
their insurance, insanely high tolls in the NYC area, extremely high
on street parking fees and not to mention, the Parking Violation
Bureau fine, which is essentially an additional tax on drivers.
Pro gay and
transgender graffiti on Fifth Avenue and 43 Street.
October 6, 2021
Brooklyn, NY Gasoline continues to shoot up in price, now being over
40% higher than a year ago. This Conoco Station on McGuinness
Blvd in Greenpoint Brooklyn is one of the least expensive in New
York. As of October 26, the price for super (93 octane) has increased
to $3.69 per gallon.
Union Square in
the early evening.
A pleasant, warm
afternoon in Central Park around 73 Street.
2021 An off duty NYPD police officer killed her ex girlfriend out of
a jealous rage.
2021 New York City. Shop lifting is going out of control in New York
City. Unfortunately, a combination of the recent "bail
reform" rules as well as a decline in prosecuting "petty
crimes", many of the thieves who are caught, are quickly
released and continue their criminal ways with impunity and without punishment.
2021 Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro stated that vaccine passports
are about population control, rather than medical safety.
2021 Thousands of NYC school teachers have been suspended because
they have declined to take the experimental Covid Vaccination.
2021 Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh tested positive for Covid 19.
2021 Dollar Tree, the popular super discount store that has charged
just one dollar for all products that they sell has announced that
because of inflation, they will be increasing their prices on select items.
2021 The FBI released crime statistics for 2020. In 2020, there were
an estimated 1,277,696 violent crimes, an increase of 29.4% compared
2021 New York Governor calls in the National Guard to staff
hospitals, after a sizable of hospital workers, including some nurses
and doctors, refuse to take the mandated experimental vaccination.
New York, NY
September 25, 2021 A pro Armenian/anti Turkish protest in Union Square.
New York, NY
September 25, 2021 Union Square, along with Washington Square Park,
is known for political and social protests.
2021 Over 3,000 NYC school teachers have asked for Covid vaccination
exemptions before the September 27th deadline.
2021 New York Subway riders tore down advertisements from a popular
dating site declaring them to be "vulgar, and disgusting",
to the cheers of other strap hangers. In the past, there was an MTA
committee that would consider all advertisements to weed out
offensive adds. Apparently that is no longer the case.
2021 It was revealed that the average age of a Covid death was
greater than the average life expectancy age. In the UK, it is 82.5
years, Germany 83 years, Switzerland 86 years, Italy 86 years, Canada
86 years, USA 78 years and Australia 82 years. Further it was
revealed that an astounding 99.2% of the Covid deaths had at least
one other serious illness (comorbidity), including heart disease,
dementia, cancer diabetes and other pre existing conditions. Further,
over half had three or more serious pre existing conditions.
Curiously, the overall death rate around the world has not increased
since the start of the Covid pandemic.
2021 Thousands of anti-vaccination and anti lockdown protesters in
Switzerland have protested vaccination rules. There protests were met
with water cannons .
2021 President of Croatia has declared that Covid Vaccinations will
not be required anymore. He joins several other countries who have
declared the same. On the other hand, neighboring Slovenia has
declared that people who have not taken the vaccination will not be
allowed to buy gasoline.
2021 Americans are taking the Covid vaccinations at the slowest rate
For several years,
the Manhattan Bridge is being renovated. The primary cable and some
of the secondary cables have been encapsulated. What is surprising is
that if you enlarge the photo, rust seems to be already developing
around the bolts, even though the bridge is still being renovated.
The Manhattan Bridge
2021 Catholic schools have been sued demanding a suspension for the
Covid 19 Vaccination. Further, some individuals, claiming religious
exemptions state that the experimental vaccines were tested on
aborted baby cell lines. The Conference of Catholic Bishops as well
as Pope Francis has stated that under certain conditions, it is
permissible to accept such vaccinations, for the greater good.
2021 Countrywide, home sales prices are down for a second month and
the number of sales has dropped from a year ago.
2021 Some economists are now estimating that inflation may be as high
as 20%. The Federal Reserve stated that it believes that inflation
will level off in 2022.
2021 Melbourne Australia. Massive anti-Lockdown protests have
occurred throughout Australia. Australia has been condemned for the
excessive force used to enforce the lockdown rules.
2021 New York, NY The NYC Department of Transportation have declared
September 20 to September 27 "Gridlock Alert Days". This is
because of the United Nations is having its annually General Assembly
and many world leaders will be in the city. For security and for
their comfort, many midtown streets are expected to be closed. Also,
the FDR highway will have periodic closures. It is best to avoid
midtown and the midtown east during this period.
2021 Black Lives Matter has declared that New York City's vaccine
mandate is racist and descrimatory against blacks.
2021 Vatican City. Pope Francis has banned the unvaccinated from
entering the Vatican. One might ask, where is his trust in God.
2021 New York City. Revel electric motorcycles are not prohibited on
the Queensboro bridge and the Manhattan bridge.
2021 New York City. the highly unpopular "congestion
pricing" may finally become a reality in New York City.
Businesses, taxi companies and the remaining middle class, as well as
people coming into the city from the outlying boroughs are very much
opposed to this new tax. If "congestion pricing" becomes a
reality, the price to enter Manhattan would be from $7 to $45.
Businesses feel that they will lose significant customers, while at
the same time, the cost to ship products to the stores will increase.
They further feel that this additional tax will be another hurdle for
small businesses who are already suffering from the questionable
lockdowns or last year and earlier this year.
2021 New York, NY Another huge rally against the recent Draconian
measures taken by New York City to allegedly control the Covid virus
took place today. Tens of thousands of people participated in this
rally at time square including a large number of people of blacks,
Latinos, Asians and Whites, chanted "We will not comply",
"my body, my choice!", "no vaccine mandates", and
"We are not slaves". The recent vaccine passport has
greatly effected the Black community since it is estimated that only
12% have taken one of the experimental vaccines. Many Blacks equate
what it happening to the Jim Crow laws of the south in the 1920's to
1950's. The idea of not being allowed into restaurants, bars and
entertainment venues is akin to some Blacks as being forced to the
"Back of the Bus" as Rosa Parks was in Montgomery Alabama
in 1954, which set of the modern civil rights movement. Many people
question the science behind the vaccination mandates, particularly
when the scientific data seems to suggest that the vaccines do not
seem to protect the vaccinated from either Covid or from the
unvaccinated. there is also great concern regarding the safety of the
vaccinations, considering the large number of people who have
apparently died from the vaccination or who have experienced
significant side effects, as shown on the U.S. Government website
"Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System" at Vaers.hhs.gov .
2021 New York, NY The 64th annual General Von Steuben Day parade was
held on Fifth Avenue from 68th Street to 86 Street. George Washington
was essentially losing the Revolutionary War, when General von
Steuben approached Genera Washington and explained how to organize
and revamp the Continental Army in order to make the army into an
effective fighting machine and ultimately gain independence from
Britain. George Washington repeatedly wrote that the war would have
been lost, had it not been for General Von Steuben. General Von
Steuben's military guide to officers was used to train the U.S. Army,
with modifications, till this day.
2021 Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has accused the Biden
administration of seizing monoclonal antibadies, which some believe
can effectively treat Covid patients.
2021 Nobel prize winner, Dr. Luc Montagnier, the discoverer of the
HIV virus, has warned of devastating long term effects from Covid 19
vaccinations. Dr. Montagnier was awarded the Nobel Prize for medicine
in 2008 for his discovery of the Human Immunodificiency Virus or HIV.
2021 Covid 19 cases have spiked at Cornell University, even though
95% of the students have been vaccinated. This brings into question
of the effectiveness of the vaccination and also the effectiveness of
the Emergency Authorization of experimental, essentially untested drugs.
2021 Dr Anthony Fauci stated that he would favor a vaccine mandate
for air travel, thus limiting the rights of the unvaccinated from traveling.
A sun worshiping
cult? No,simply people practicing Yoga at the park at the foot of
Greenpoint Avenue in Brooklyn.
A sunset run in
Greenpoint Brooklyn, by the East River.
New York, NY
September 19, 2021 Washington Square Park. The sign used to say free
hugs, but in this time of Covid hysteria, mere bumps have replaced hugs.
September 15, 2021Conoco Gas station on McGuinness Blvd in Greenpoint
is one of the lowest priced stations in New York.
2021 Tens of thousands of people are protesting the Covid 19 vaccine
mandate in lower Manhattan. This is one of the largest protests that
the City of New York has seen in years. Most people are shocked by
the sudden elimination of basic rights that have been guaranteed in
the Constitution and basic natural rights. The right to work, pursuit
of happiness, enjoying social events or simply eating in restaurants
or the basic notion of my body, my choice. The country is clearly
being divided and this division has the potential to not end well.
2021 It has been revealed that Congress and Federal Judges are exempt
from President Biden's vaccine mandate. It was further clarified that
the United States Postal Service, being an independent entity, is not
exempt from the vaccination mandate, however workers have a choice of
being vaccinated or being tested once a week.
2021 A Michigan Health Car System (Spectrum Health) stated that
workers with Natural Immunity do not need to vaccinate immediately
and have granted them a temporary stay.
2021 The White House cut off President Biden's microphone during a
live stream, when the President went off script. This has happened
before. It is unusual for the President of the United States to be
censored by his own staff.
2021 According to the government funded VAERS, which lists reported
adverse reactions to all vaccinations, an average of 70 people per
day have died since July 24, 2021, because of the Covid Vaccination.
Officially any deaths that occur within the first 14 days of
vaccination are listed as Covid. After 14 days, it is a matter of
question if the death was caused by the Covid vaccination or if the
death was simply coincidental. Since July 24, 2021, 3,296 people have
died, and thousands of people have had adverse reactions, some life
changing, allegedly from the vaccination.
2021 Washington DC. Apparently in order to encourage vaccinations,
the city plans to go door to door and if necessary, come back 4, 5,
or 6 times a day.
2021 New York, NY NYC's indoor vaccine mandate officially starts
today. At all indoor dinning and social events, patrons must show
proof that they have been vaccinated. The fines to the business owner
starts at $1,000 and repeat violations up to $5,000. Some say that up
to 60% of NYC has been vaccinated, though others dispute this number.
Thirteen city agencies are responsible to enforce this new vaccine
mandate including the Department of Consumer Affairs, Department of
Environmental Protection, Department of Buildings, Department of
Transportation, Parks department, Sanitation department, FDNY,
Housing Preservation and Development, Office of Special Enforcement,
Street Condition Observation Unit, the Sheriffs office and the Taxi
& Limousine Commission. How inspections will be conducted,
without violating Federal Law is a matter of question, since asking a
person their medical status would seem to violate the Americans With
Disability Act and also portions of the Hippo rules. Further, it is
estimated that only 12% of blacks has been vaccinated. Are they to be
prevented from enjoying indoor dining. One might further ask if the
vaccines are effective, why would it matter if unvaccinated people do
as they please? The notion that the unvaccinated effects the
vaccinated seems to defy science.
2021 New York, NY At a large liberal Democratic fund raising event,
costing $35,000 per person. held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
N.Y. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wore a white dress with a
large, red, lettering stating "Tax the Rich". Considering
that everyone at the event would be considered wealthy, one can not
overlook the irony and hippocracy of the dress. One may further
question, "why should the rich be taxed at all? After all, they
are the ones who create all of the jobs!".
New York, NY
September 11, 2021 The 911 flood light, as seen from Jersey City, New
Jersey. The memorial is no longer on the foot print of the twin
towers, but rather is further downtown.
A block party in
Williamsburg, just off of Kent Avenue.
on Lafayette Street
2021 Today is the twentieth anniversary of the World
Trade Center attacks of September 11, 2001.
One of the best accounts including not seen anywhere else
photographs of 911 is the original Frank X. Didik's for News1 account
of the aftermath of the attacks. Our story has been repeated around
the world and is also mentioned numerous times in the official Seven
World Trade Center NIST report. Your can access Mr. Didik's original
report and photographs here.
A horrifying view of the NYC skyline from a grassy
approach to the Brooklyn Bridge missing the two twin Towers of the
World Trade Center. About 10:15AM
A view of Manhattan from the walk way over the
A thick, eye irritating, choking smoke engulfed most
of lower Manhattan and parts of Brooklyn Heights.
2021 President Biden has issued an executive order that orders all
companies with over 100 employees, to make sure that their workers
are Covid vaccinated. Thirteen states have passed laws prohibiting
companies from ordering workers to be vaccinated in order to work.
The U.S. Constitution states that states have the right to make their
own laws, if the Federal Government does not have a law covering a
particular area. It remains to be seen if a presidential decree
carries that same weight as a law created by Congress. The official
estimate is that two thirds of the country has been vaccinated,
however many people question that statistic. Many people feel that
this presidential decree will divide the country.
2021 President Biden has fired key Trump military appointees. The
normal appointment time is 3 years, which is written into the law, so
it remains to be seen what will happen.
2021 NYPD officers are ordered to take the Covid vaccine or be
tested, at their own expense, on their own time, once a week for the virus.
2021 A massive rainstorm hit New York City and the surrounding area
causing over 50 deaths. Some subway stations were completely filled
with water. Many cars along low lying highways are under water.
reminder to fellow
you walk down the street, just remember that every person who you
pass by, regardless of their race or physical appearance, or if they
are rich or poor, has their own goals and aspirations, trials and
tribulations and each person must be treated with basic respect and dignity.
It is essential to
individualize and not generalize. Each group has their good and bad
and one must not fall into the trap of assuming that everyone in a
particular group is the same or thinks the same. Sometimes in our
rush or arrogance, we forget these basic truths.
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$40 per hour minimum
X. Didik, September 22, 2021
1962, the average 35 year old working man was able to support a
wife, 3 or 4 children, own a house in the suburbs, have 2 cars and
had enough money to go on a vacation once or twice a year. Today, it
takes two highly educated people working to buy a small one or two
bedroom coop or condo, car ownership is rare and they can only afford
to have one or two children at best. To achieve what a man in 1962
made per week and to regain the standard of living of that time, the
minimum wage must be increased to $40 per hour. The gradual decline
over the past 60 years should be changed. Perhaps "shock
treatment" that was recommended to the former communist
countries in Eastern Europe by "experts" from leading
American Universities, should be the guide for this sudden increase
in the average (minimum) wage. Several things would happen. First,
people would initially spend much more money and this would almost
instantly create huge demand. At the same time, it is very possible
that prices would go up, though perhaps not as fast as one might
expect, since production efficiency is much greater today than in
1962. Finally, it might be necessary to implement trade barriers.
This of course would run counter to the direction of globalism.
Perhaps it is time to modify the notion of globalism and take into
account the different global cultures, work ethics and achievements.
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We decided not to cover the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics because
of the severe restrictions and a possible 14 day hotel quarantine.
Some anti-police groups have called for the defunding of the police
around the country. Question: late at night, if you are traveling in
an empty subway car and two police officers come on, do you feel
threatened or are you relieved and hope that they stay on for the
duration of your trip? The answer is obvious. The police are
essential to maintaining order in any society.
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Safety-Subway Gate Every year
hundreds of people are killed or severely injured when they fall onto
the tracks of trains and subways. The prevention is cost efficient
and greatly reduces liability ...
reduce train noise A
significant amount of train noise is caused by the train wheels
rolling over the expansion joint of the tracks. This vibration
creates noise, vibrations, an less pleasant ride and also reduces the
life cycle of the train. The solution is relatively simple and cost effective..read
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if and what can or might be.
1956 Firebird was
to be self driving.
Driving Cars? If
you have an accident with a self driving car, who is at fault? The
car manufacturer, the owner of the car or the occupant
"driver" of the car? I
have enjoyed owning and driving some of the most interesting cars
made and have always enjoyed the freedom of driving without
impediments or restrictions. Nevertheless, if self driving cars can
help reduce accidents and enhance society, I am for them. Besides the
technical aspects, there are many other issues that must be worked
out. My concerns regarding self driving cars including liability,
safety, morality and effectiveness. ...read
What ever happened to jet packs, flying cars and advanced technology
that in the past, was predicted that we would be using by today? Why
are bicycles being pushed by cities world wide?...read
What about? ..
Computer Formats and the longevity of our digitally stored
we entering into a "pre-history" era? How can we preserve
our computer written records, books, photographs, video and
knowledge? We must have an international agreement and an
organization, perhaps under auspices of the United Nations, dedicated
to preserving our global digital records so that future generations
can access the information and knowledge that we store on computer
you wanted to, would you be able to read a:
1/2" or 5 1/4" or 8" floppy?
or a dvd?
you can not read these one or two generation old formats today, how
will society be able to read these documents in 200 years from now?
In a few years, our latest computer formats and storage devices, such
as USB drives, will also be obsolete. I have deep concerns about the
longevity of our knowledge and of computer records, ...read
if the decay rate of elements varies rather than being a constant? Imagine,
if this is the case, it would mean that all archeological dating is
in question. How old are artifacts? When in fact did the dinosaurs
really die out? Further, consider that ...
is the speed of gravity? If it is instantaneous, then what if
gravity can be modulated? Today
most scientists, assume that the speed of gravity is the same as the
speed of light, but what if the speed of gravity is instantaneous?
Further, if gravity can be modulated, it might allow for
instantaneous universal communication. Thus it might be possible to
communicate with space craft instantly, rather than waiting for
minutes for transmissions to reach the craft or earth. Perhaps
computer chips can be made to operate vastly faster. And this is just
the beginning since ...read