Slog PM: Uvalde victim’s husband dies of heart attack, Seattle loses people, actor who played Paul Schell in major movie is dead – Slog PM
“I can’t get out of this town fast enough.” Charles Mudede
There is nothing like killing a person. A person is not an individual. A person is always a point (monad) where social lines coming from others meet. That’s why when you kill a person, you also kill a part of them that is in those others. The closer one is to death, the greater this lost part. Indeed, the magnitude and growth of such loss can have the power to consume the life of another. And so is Joe Garcia, the husband of Irma Garcia, “one of two teachers killed in the Robb Elementary School massacre in Uvalde, Texas.” According to Joe Garcia’s nephew, after his uncle “visited his wife’s memorial on Thursday morning to lay flowers”, he returned home, “just about fell” and died of a massive heart attack. The loss of hope in him was so massive.
Joe Garcia, the husband of Irma Garcia, one of the two teachers shot dead Tuesday in Uvalde, Texas, has reportedly suffered a fatal heart attack. Joe and Irma were high school sweethearts and were married for 24 years. They leave behind four children. pic.twitter.com/Rlk0M2B8nR
— Ernie Zuniga (@Ernie_Zuniga) May 26, 2022
predictablythe GOP blocked an effort by Dem to even just discuss the mass shootings. They expect, as I expect, that people will eventually move on, as if 19 kids and two teachers hadn’t been mowed down by a man with two AR-15s.
Statement from Herschel Walker regarding school shootings and what to do about them makes it clear that he did not leave an NFL career without permanent damage to what some describe as the seat of conscience. I say that so as not to make fun of him. But it’s hard (if not impossible) not to conclude that something in his thinking isn’t quite there. Walker is the black man Trump sent to defeat Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock in November. The hope, at this point, is that Trump’s losing streak in Georgia will continue.
The movie star who played Mayor Paul Schell in the movie Battle in Seattle, Ray Liotta, is no longer among the living. He left for the other side. He died in his sleep at the age of 67.
According to data reviewed by Gene Balk, Seattle or even Bellevue lost people between July 1, 2020 and July 1, 2021. For Seattle, souls lost the number 4,300. But here’s the thing to consider, and it’s mentioned by Balk: a lot of people who moved to Seattle and Bellevue during the tech boom of the previous decade came from other countries, near and far. Indeed, this international character of Bellevue’s population increase was so pronounced that it transformed the city into a minority-majority city in 2016. The decline could simply be a reflection of pandemic-era restrictions that something else.
The American Tragedy of gun violence and car crashes collide in this story, reported by KING 5: “A Renton woman was killed and her husband was seriously injured after a shooting and car crash at Mercer Island on Wednesday night.”
Vancouver BC, please tell me I’m hearing badly. How can you hate graffiti? It’s so… middle class. I expected more than that from my favorite city in the Pacific Northwest.
Sunday, Citizen’s Crime Watch #volunteers worked with members of the Lim Sai Hor Benevolent Association on a special project.
The supplies were donated by the VOC Graffiti Free Paint Program and @TD_Canada and the team painted graffiti on the Lim Sai heritage building. pic.twitter.com/aq0Wykr5Vx
— Vancouver Police (@VancouverPD) May 26, 2022
So the new game in Vancouver BC The crazy real estate market is basically buying a haunted house (only ghosts can live in it), sitting in it for a bit, and selling it as is for a mind-boggling profit. CTV news: “A westside teardown in Vancouver has been announced for just under $3.5 million, a year after it was bought by a number company for $2.5 million.”
There is no “Halo” around the Sun today. It’s “A matter of time” before the rain returns. We have a “politics of truth” here. “It’s No Good” if you prefer star gazing, but rain watchers “Just Can’t Get Enough”. Drier next week, “But Not Tonight”. 2022, “Never let me down again”. #wawx pic.twitter.com/1TK4qE6ew0
— NWS Seattle (@NWSSeattle) May 26, 2022
Almost, NWS Seattle. But how can you do that and exclude Depeche Mode’s greatest track, “Enjoy the Silence”. (Next is, of course, “Get the balance right.”) RIP Andy Fletcher.
The new myth in town is that gasoline prices are so high that American consumers are going to blow up and stop buying it. Experts call this “demand destruction.” The oil capitalists are, according to this way of thinking, too greedy for their own good. In economics, demand destruction occurs when there is a “downward shift in the demand curve in the direction of lower demand for a product”. Business Intern:
Demand on a four-week rolling basis hit its lowest level this time of year since 2013, excluding the pandemic outbreak period in 2020, according to data from the Energy Information Administration. compiled by Bloomberg. Compared to levels a year ago, demand is down about 5%.
Don’t take this as a sign of hope, a sign of the laws of supply and demand correcting a fragmented irrationality of the market. The truth is that high prices still have a long way to go before the severity of demand destruction kicks in. Only two things can put an end to high gas prices at this point. One is direct government intervention in the form of heavy taxation of oil company profits, and thereby the redistribution of inflated revenues. (Post-Keynesians call this an incomes policy approach to inflation). The other is a cultural revolution in the form of massive public investment in other forms of transport. And that’s it, friends.
washington d.c. is considering a hefty tax on ‘oversized pickup trucks and SUVs’ [that] take a heavy toll on urban streets. “These monsters of metal, plastic, and rubber weigh over 6,000 pounds and have no place (make no sense) in dense urban cores. The tax DC is considering would be “an annual registration fee $500 vehicles,” which is “nearly seven times the cost of registering a modest sedan. “A monster truck is more than twice the size of a midsize sedan, like the Honda Accord.
Need a break from this dreadful week? Go to Vermillion tomorrow night and dance to some great drum and bass beats like Beatchemist: “I Can’t Believe It.”