Pensacola Bay 3 mile bridge damage from construction barges during hurricane Sally

 In February 2020, construction of the new bridge was complete with only the pedestrian portion to be completed with the old bridge being dismantled to make way for the parallel bridge to begin construction. However, just months later during Hurricane Sally on September 15-16, 2020, a barge got stuck under the bridge before a crane fell onto one span of the bridge; this knocked almost the entire span into Pensacola Bay, rendering the bridge completely unusable

The bridge was also knocked out for months in 1989 by a barge that hit a piling doing enough damage to render it unsafe for passage. At that time ferry boats were used to transport vehicles and People across the bay but the majority of the traffic was diverted to I-10 to Garcon Point which made the normal 15 minute trip from Downtown Pensacola to Gulf Breeze close to one hour.

Class action lawsuit

As with any major disaster You might expect lawsuits to be filed. One of the first to go after the barge owner is the law group, Levin Papantonio as reported by WEARTV

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Hurricane Sally hits Pensacola

Rumble, the New video platform to replace YouTube?

Rumble.com is a new video platform that many are now using because of what they consider YouTube’s unfair censorship. I found it a little amusing that there are google adsense on this platform which is of course owned by google which owns Youtube so I think that if google wants to censor content they will still do so by not allowing the posting to continue to earn money if it does not meet their criteria.

Dogs, dogs and more dogs part 3

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Increase funding for the Police

Defund the Police? No, increase funding for the Police makes more sense. The people that want to defund the Police are ones that have family members that are frequently breaking the law and they are tired of bailing them out. No upstanding American wants to lose the protection from the police, that would be total lunacy. Use more money for better training and more transparency. No officer should ever be by themselves on patrol, in fact, use the extra money to make sure they start to work in groups of four and at least one of those officers needs to be black. Training should make it so that even a first-day officer must stop another officer from implementing excessive force. Each officer must have a body cam that would give at least four vantage points to investigate and even more if they are traveling by car. The car should have a front and back camera running at all times. All communities should have cameras covering all busy areas of their City.

Cameras stop crime

It is a fact that cameras stop crime, it is a criminal’s biggest fear to be caught on camera. In Las Vegas during special events, Clark county uses portable camera trailers to monitor and record activity. Those should be permanent and should cover all the high crime areas. This cost can easily be offset by allowing local businesses to maintain the camera trailer, similar to how they clean a section of the highway. The business could have their advertising on the camera trailer.

Black lives matter claims vs actual facts

George Floyd was murdered but not worthy of glorifying his life.

  • He was under the influence of fentanyl and methamphetamine at the time of arrest
  • Floyd has more than a decade-old criminal history at the time of the arrest and went to jail for at least 5 times
  • George Floyd was the ringleader of a violent home invasion
  • He plead guilty to entering a woman’s home, pointing a gun at her stomach and searching the home for drugs and money, according to court records
  • Floyd was sentenced to 10 months in state jail for possession of cocaine in a December 2005 arrest
  • He had previously been sentenced to eight months for the same offense, stemming from an October 2002 arrest
  • Floyd was arrested in 2002 for criminal trespassing and served 30 days in jail
  • He had another stint for a theft in August 1998

Was George Floyd a Great Person? absolutely not, should he have been killed by police? ABSOLUTELY NOT. Should he be glorified and given a horse-drawn carriage funeral? Absolutely not.