Friday, July 19, 2019

Black Plague, Los Angeles Homeless, and a Crapcopter with a Flamethrower

That last should get Glen Filthie, owner and operator of Filthie's Thunderbox , started right up.  You see, Glen has been having an argument with the boys in the Treehouse Club about drones and low yield nuclear devices, Vulcan Cannons, and the end of the world as ISIS would like to know it.

Then there's Los Angeles and the brand knew revelation by a cartoonist and a noteworthy doctor that, surprise-surprise, L.A. is going to be facing a very serious health crises in the near future.

Keep reading for my politically incorrect rant, which is guaranteed to anger and activate any and all special little snowflakes in a sixty mile radius.  The drone argument is at the end.

Browsing around Breitbart I happened to find this story about conditions in Los Angeles, CA. Since my brother, California Dave, lives out in L.A. I took a gander at it just to see what's up.

Let me tell you, it ain't pretty.

Dr. Drew: Los Angeles Faces Imminent Outbreak of Bubonic Plague
From the article:
Dr. Drew Pinsky said Friday that Los Angeles faces an imminent outbreak of bubonic plague because of the growth of the homeless population and the failure of state and local authorities to deal with rodent problems.

Dr. Drew told Adams [Scott Adams, noted cartoonist and host of his own radio show - MJ] that he had predicted the recent typhus outbreak in Los Angeles, which was carried by rats, transferred by fleas to pets, and from pets to humans.

Bubonic plague, Dr. Drew said, like typhus, is endemic to the region, and can spread to humans from rodents in a similar fashion.

For those of us who slept through history class in high school, know that in 1346 until about 1353, roughly one-third of Europe was wiped out by what we believe to be bubonic plague.  Records being what they were back then, the disease may well have been something else, but we'll never know for sure.

Los Angeles has roughly 60,000 homeless people, most of whom are living in tents, crapping in the city storm drains (or on the sidewalk), and throwing their trash onto the trash pile next to the tent city.  Now, who loves trash?  Rats.

Rats show up for a free meal, and rats carry disease.  Fleas bite the rats, get the disease, and then hop onto the homeless - or just hop off any old where, and pass the disease along to someone else.  Like, for instance, Los Angeles Deputy City Attorney Liz Greenwood.  From Typhus Epidemic Worsens in Los Angeles:

Greenwood believes she contracted typhus from fleas in her office at City Hall East. Fleas often live on rats, which congregate in the many heaps of trash that are visible across the city of LA, and are a breeding ground for typhus.

"There are rats in City Hall..."

Say that again, please?

"There are rats in City Hall and City Hall East," Greenwood said. "There are enormous rats and their tails are as long as their bodies."

The storm water system is supposed to handle rain water and grey water.  It's not designed to handle raw sewage.  But thanks to L.A. city government, they now have the raw sewage from 60,000 people being dumped into the Pacific ocean every single fucking day, which is where the storm drains end up.  Nice, huh?

On top of that, Los Angeles has no rodent control system, so the rats are here to stay.

This isn't a question of money.  Los Angeles has been absorbing hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens without breaking stride.  Mind you, none of these illegals have had any kind of vaccination at all, so brace yourselves for a brand new outbreak of some weird new disease that, up until now, was only found in South African monkeys, and was transmitted by their habit of licking each other's asses.

So if it isn't the bread, what is it?  Mental illness, drug addiction and abuse, and frankly, feeding them.  Stop handing out benefits, and the homeless will riot, but will eventually relocate to another city where they can receive benefits.  Like, for instance, Austin, Texas, where the city council recently passed a law making it legal for people to camp out on the city sidewalks.

Brilliant, right?

The homeless could be relocated, except that the ACLU got involved and prevented it.  So now they can't be relocated, unless the government wants to defy the court system, which right now doesn't sound like a bad idea.  If the cops would go along with it, what could happen?

The real solution for Los Angeles is to get rid of the rats in city hall, but I don't see that happening in the next five years.  Unless, of course, the black death gets a firm foothold and important people start keeling over.  Which, you know, could be accepted philosophically - there's always some good in everything, right?

Which brings me to the drone article.

Besides a camera, what would you really like to put on a drone?  A flamethrower!  Well, check this out: Drones With Flamethrowers Are A Thing You Can Buy Now.

The thing tears around like any other drone, and the flamethrower has a 25 foot range with 100 seconds of firing time.  Nice, huh?  Just wait until the sand monkeys and goat fuckers get hold of this beast.  Coming to a neighborhood near yours!

But there's a catch. From the article:

The catch (because there's always one, right?) is the WASP costs a whopping $1,500 — and that's without a drone. Add on the cost of a DJI S1000+ drone, which runs $1,500, and you're looking at $3,000 for the full setup.

So at $3,000, it's a bit over the old crapcopter budget.  I guess Glen wins another one.  Oh well.  But maybe with a can of butane and an igniter of some kind... there wouldn't be as much range, but still and all, it'd be cool.


Unknown said...

I guess naming the wrong ocean is a marker to check if 1) anyone is reading this; 2) paying attention; 3) gives a rip.


Mad Jack said...

Blast! Well... no excuse. Thanks for the tip - I edited the post.

Glen Filthie said...

I think we've spoken about the alarmists in the past. It's an odd thing, is it not? As youths we are invincible and fear nothing. As we age and get old we fret about everything.

Recently they were all gobbling in fright about Ebola and how we were all gonna diiiiiieee!!!!! One of my arch enemies over there is a first responder and he obviously knows his stuff - he talked at length about how feeble our existing resources are to deal with a pandemic. I won't argue with him, he knows his stuff better than I do. (I am still going to bomb him with my crapcopter though. I will drop my wadded up Depends on him from 300 ft up, HAR HAR HAR! HAR HAR HAR!)

The big issue is preparedness. The alarmist forget just how fast we can move and mobilize when the heat is on. You don't have to be a doctor to deal with ebola. All you need the doctor for is to train you how to spot it and take care of it. America is not The Congo.

Look, America got caught with its pants totally down and around its ankles in WW1. They pulled the allies through the war and rebuilt everyone afterward.

Same thing in WW2: not only were they unprepared - they got slammed again with Pearl Harbour. Same result - America rebuilt Europe (again) and did the same in Japan afterward. Motivated North Americans can move mountains when they are motivated.

We are all gonna die sometime. Some of us might even die by flame throwing crapcopters. Whatever! When your number's up - it's up! Nobody is getting out of this alive.

Ed Bonderenka said...

The Black Plague may be the answer to our hopes that libs will self-destruct.
They are the primary occupiers of those blue megalopoli.

Mad Jack said...

Ed: I was thinking the same thing. Let them house the homeless for a week or so while the plague rips through the population - including them. Real estate prices will drop faster than a bowling ball thrown off the Empire State building.

Glen: I agree with you. I also think that rebuilding Japan was one of the biggest mistakes we ever made. Now me, I would have dropped another atomic bomb on Japan as a part of reparations for the crimes committed by Unit 731.