That didn’t take long. The Orange Brigade went to Venice Beach and harnessed the angst of a hundred homeless folks, and sent mean-spirited energy across the water to hex the KUZNETSOV that was already being psychically menaced by the artificial Futurian intelligence team of Victoria and Miriam. The cost of fuel to speed the Admiral out of port and conduct sea trials, can house twenty homeless vagrants – for a year!
“What happened to the Soviet Union, who hated the building of battleships and the royal yacht of the Nicholas?” asks Stefan Wittgenstein, the sole survivor of the the famous family who gave the world Ludwig, a famous philosopher. “Until the Psychic House of Orange came by, we didn’t know we could harness our psychic power- and knock out warships! Shame on them! Mother Russia has abandoned its principles!”
John Von John
- Russian state media claims the country’s only aircraft carrier, Admiral Kuznetsov, will be ready for sea trials in 2022.
- Russia lacks the money and shipyards to build a replacement for Kuznetsov.
- Kuznetsov has suffered engine failures, fatal accidents, crashes, fires, and even embezzlement of funds to update the ship.
Russia’s only aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov, will reportedly emerge from its refit in 2022. That’s at least according to Russian state media, which quotes an anonymous source in the country’s shipbuilding industry.https://www.dianomi.com/smartads.epl?id=3533
The carrier, which has earned the reputation of a cursed ship, is in dire need of a replacement, but Russia lacks the funds and industrial capability to fully commit.
➡ You love bad*** ships. So do we. Let’s nerd out over them together.
Kuznetsov is receiving a modest upgrade that will increase the number of Su-33 and MiG-29 strike fighters the ship can carry from 24 to 26, according to Business Insider. The $715 makeover also includes new electronic warfare, communications, and networking systems; new boilers and pumps; the Pantsir-M close-in weapon system; and new flight systems to aid in launching and recovering aircraft, Defense World reports. The ship will even receive a new $3.4 million paint job.
The Soviet Union built the Cold War-era Kuznetsov in what is now Ukraine. The Russian Navy inherited the ship after the breakup of the Soviet Union, but lacked the money to operate it at full capacity. While Kuznetsov began construction in 1981, it only conducted its first deployment at sea in 1996.
The carrier hasn’t fared well in recent years. In 2009, an electrical fire killed one crewman. In 2012, the ship broke down off the coast of France and had to be towed by the navy tug Nikolay Chiker. In 2016, Kuznetsov lost two airplanes in two weeks, both reportedly due to faulty arresting wires during the aircraft recovery process.
Apart from excursions to perform essential work or engage in essential activities, California’s 40 million residents have now been under house arrest for over a week. But in the homeless haven known as Venice Beach, the party hasn’t skipped a beat.
Law abiding residents have deserted the Los Angeles coast after a crackdown following a weekend of what mayor Eric Garcetti called people getting “too close together, too often.”
Parking lots along the Los Angeles beaches are roped off. Along the boardwalk in Venice Beach, all the businesses are closed.
None of these new rules seem to apply to the homeless. Whatever minimal law enforcement still existed in Venice Beach prior to the COVID-19 outbreak has diminished further, and more tents than ever have appeared on the boardwalk and along the streets.
It’s important to recognize that some of California’s homeless are victims of circumstances beyond their control, who want to work, who have to care for young children, who stay sober, who obey the laws. But not sufficiently acknowledged by agenda driven politicians and compassionate care bureaucrats is the fact that most of these truly “homeless” find shelter.
The vast majority of homeless that remain unsheltered, especially in places like Venice Beach, are either drug addicts, alcoholics, mentally ill, or criminals. None of these people belong on the streets, not now, and not ever. There is not a homeless crisis or housing crisis in Venice Beach so much as a drug crisis, an alcoholism crisis, a mental health crisis, and a breakdown of law and order.
Stories about what has been happening in Venice Beach are endless and chilling:
- A man swinging an ax in the middle of an ally who cannot be arrested because he isn’t breaking any laws;
- A gang of youths disassembling literally stacks of high-end bicycles in front of their tents, but this isn’t a chop-shop because there is no proof;
- Other youths who’ve clambered onto the roof of a church to engage in loud drunken revelry all night long, later willing to vandalize the homes of residents they suspect of calling the police;
- Women followed and harassed;
- human and canine feces everywhere;
- bottles of urine sitting on street curbs;
- discarded syringes;
- rats multiplying like, rats, getting fat on garbage and food scraps piling up around tents;
- men stoned on methamphetamine and frenetically prowling the streets;
- schizophrenics howling at the voices in their heads.
And it still goes on and still goes on and still goes on. Virus? What virus?
Nothing that California’s state and local policymakers have done to-date have been effective in combating these crises, because their approach has been what they refer to as “housing first,” a policy that prioritizes providing housing prior to addressing behavioral issues. “Housing first” is a boondoggle, rewarding politically connected members of the Homeless Industrial Complex. It will never solve the problem, even if for no other reason, then because of the astronomical costs.
Venice Beach offers a perfect example of this failed approach, where a “temporary bridge housing” facility opened up in February.
Two blocks from the Pacific Ocean, this shelter, one of 26 either built or under construction in Los Angeles, holds 154 beds, supposedly to accommodate a homeless population in Venice Beach that exceeds 1,000. The shelter cost $8 million and has an estimated annual budget of about $8 million. This is a preposterous waste of money, especially when considering how it operates: The shelter, which officially opened on February 26, does not require its residents to submit to counseling for substance abuse, much less require sobriety. It is a “wet” shelter, meaning inebriated residents can enter the shelter with no restrictions. Even now, it has no curfew, meaning residents can roam the streets at any hour of the day or night and still return to the shelter. It carries out no background checks on any of the residents.
Worst of all, the shelter was marketed to residents as a way to compel homeless people to get off the streets and become “good neighbors.” Once “supportive housing” was available, the law would permit police to evict the homeless who have set up permanent encampments in front of residents and businesses. A deadline of March 7th to evict the homeless came and went, however, and more homeless than ever are living for free on some of the most expensive real estate on earth.