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Portland federal building property damage passes $2mil

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Over the last several months, Portland has arguably become the epicenter of destruction, violent riots and protests. 

As a result of more than two months of near-nightly unrest, federal buildings in Oregon’s largest city suffered more than $2 million in damage since last summer. 

To no surprise, the left-wing media is silent. 

The cleanup efforts across five federal buildings have cost taxpayers a whopping $2.3 million, U.S. Attorney for Oregon Billy J. Williams told Oregon Live. 

But, that number isn’t final. The total could continue to rise with repairs still in progress, Fox News reports. 

Protesters gathered near the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse in the city almost every night for weeks, clashing with police and counterprotesters. The nightly destruction almost always involved graffiti, broken windows, firecrackers and Molotov cocktails, according to Fox News. 

Other damaged buildings include the Edith Green-Wendall Wyatt Federal Building, the Gus J. Solomon U.S. Courthouse, the Pioneer Courthouse and Portland’s U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement building.  

The city looks like a war zone. 

 

So where is the mainstream media that was so vocal during the Capitol riot on January 6?

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11 Comments

  1. Karen

    February 3, 2021 at 2:20 pm

    Wow, and that’s okay according to the Leftist. Just wow!

    • teresa

      February 4, 2021 at 10:44 pm

      the people taxes go to clean this mess up – i guess the liberal supporters are proud of the leader biden

  2. Catlady

    February 4, 2021 at 11:23 am

    Why should the citizens have to keep paying for this damage when our elected officials will not lift a finger to stop these “mostly peaceful” protest. We are already paying the salaries of these officials that are doing NOTHING to stop it. Disgraceful! Recall them all!

    • Raymond Ready

      February 4, 2021 at 6:08 pm

      They will just put us deeper in debt with their commie comrades in china.

    • Nancy Hammond-Wixted

      February 15, 2021 at 12:32 pm

      Write up the petitions, post them for all to sign, as was done for Gavin Newsome. It works. Also working to recall Andy Cuomo.

  3. Dave W

    February 4, 2021 at 11:25 am

    All of this done here and in other cities by the PEACEFUL LEFTIST PROTESTERS.

  4. Stacnob

    February 4, 2021 at 5:45 pm

    It is their social policy to be ignorant. Not journalists, they act as a mob working a fabricated narrative to purposefully mislead and cause more unrest so a new government can move in with their radical Left policies. Deceptive media. People losing their lives, unrest unchecked. Businesses damaged, lives ruined, to advance a one party system.

  5. Raymond Ready

    February 4, 2021 at 6:06 pm

    Antifa and BLM are a marxist movement. All communist takeovers use race and class to justify their actions. Research this and see it’s real. Our 2nd ammendment was exactly for this. That is why a house resolution is being passed to know exactly who is armed and where they store their weapons. We are here. We were warned. Tight lips is all that will save us. Tight lips and bravery.

  6. Paula Finley

    February 4, 2021 at 7:12 pm

    You can be sure the Democrats will bail them out at the tax payer’s expense no doubt. In my opinion, that crap has gone on way to long. They need to put a stop to that. The democrats turn their heads to all those BLM and Antifa thugs. We need to get all those career politicians out of office.

  7. Concerned parent

    February 5, 2021 at 4:03 am

    I live in the Portland area and it’s awful here. Leaders here say nothing against this terror. However, Danna Diaz, Superintendent of a public K-12 school district in Portland (Reynolds) recently published a letter to the thousands of students in the district about the Jan. 6 Capitol riots saying “Students, I stand with you as we realized the truth that if those who stormed into the US Capitol building looked like many of you or me, that people of color would have been treated another way, and the outcome would have been different. I stand with you in our truth that Black lives matter and until every adult knows this truth, there is no real justice.”

    Diaz never spoke out about these awful riots in downtown Portland and surrounding areas over the last nine months and then she turned a non-racial event at the US Capitol into a racial event. These kinds of statements drive racial divide and tell children of color that they are victims. It’s disgusting and disgraceful.

  8. Wendy Parker

    February 9, 2021 at 2:04 pm

    Every elected official representing Portland and other war zone cities from rioters should be charged with domestic terrorism and removed from office, from the local level government up to national House and Senate. All of them should have called in national guard on day one and prosecuted all that were not peaceful to the full extent of the law to minimize damage and protect our people, instead of letting terrorist take over and terrorize American communities; then raise money to bail out the few arrested. All of them are responsible for letting that happen to us. Yes, that happened to everyone of us when it happened. We all pay to rebuild and it could happen on your street next.

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National Public Radio Discontinues Reading the Declaration of Inependence

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A post by Todd Starnes alerts that National Public Radio (NPR) has ditched its annual ritual of reading the Declaration of Independence. NPR, derisively referred to by Starnes as “National Public Welfare Radio,” announced the cessation of reading the Declaration. Which staffers at the taxpayer-funded radio network had been reading aloud the document since 1988.

The void that would have resulted from not reading the Declaration was not unfilled. “Instead, NPR broadcast an 11-minute conversation about whether or not the Founding Fathers actually meant the words “all men are created equal.” Here’s a link if you’d like to listen to their “screed” (which also reminds us frequently that many of the Founding Fathers owned slaves).

Starnes disclosed that he owns “KWAM, the leading news talk radio station in Memphis, Tennessee. It angers me that my tax dollars are used to prop up a broadcast competitor that spits on our Founding Fathers and our Founding Documents.”

Interestingly, NPR’s newly voiced contempt and cynicism for the Declaration of Independence does not encompass refusing taxpayer-funded government support. Whether or not the Founding Fathers meant what they said and what they wrote may be grist for energetic banter on a radio program that is increasingly committed to shrill progressive virtue signaling. However, the topic of this discussion among smug well-remunerated media activists is irrelevant. The words of the Founding Fathers have been inspirational for two hundred and forty-six years and have been the moral and legal foundation used to free the slaves and develop Constitutional principles to ensure that slavery can never be implemented in this country. Slavery currently exists in several countries now, but NPR is dedicated to ignoring that scourge.

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Trump Will Not Return To Twitter Despite Elon Musk Acquisition

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On Monday, former President Donald Trump said that he is not going to return to Twitter, which he was permanently banned from last year, after Twitter’s board of directors unanimously approved the sale of the company to Elon Musk.

Trump told Fox News that he is “not going on Twitter” and that he is instead going to be busy on his new social media platform, Truth Social.

“I am not going on Twitter, I am going to stay on TRUTH,” Trump told Fox News. “We’re taking in millions of people, and what we’re finding is that the response on TRUTH is much better than being on Twitter. Twitter has bots and fake accounts, and we are doing everything we can.”

“The bottom line is, no, I am not going back to Twitter,” Trump concluded.

As Fox News explained, “Trump was permanently suspended from Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat following the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol riot. Twitter deemed a number of his tweets connected to the violent protests as inflammatory and warned of ‘the risk of further incitement of violence.’”

On Monday, Twitter’s board of directors unanimously agreed to be acquired by Elon Musk for $54.20 per share, or approximately $44 billion.

“The two sides worked through the night to hash out a deal that would be valued at $54.20 a share, or $44 billion,” The Wall Street Journal reported. “Twitter had been expected to rebuff the offer, which Mr. Musk made April 14 without saying how he would pay for it, and put in place a so-called poison pill to block him from increasing his stake. But after [Musk] disclosed that he has $46.5 billion in financing and the stock market swooned, Twitter changed its posture and opened the door to negotiations.”

In a press release, Musk highlighted the importance of free speech and Twitter’s role as a “digital town square.”

“Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated,” Musk said. “I also want to make Twitter better than ever by enhancing the product with new features, making the algorithms open source to increase trust, defeating the spam bots, and authenticating all humans. Twitter has tremendous potential – I look forward to working with the company and the community of users to unlock it.”

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