Oh boy, the news media seems to be dropping the façade of being objective with even greater intensity as time goes on. Here’s how the Twitter feed for ABC News describes rioters in Oakland who tried to destroy and set ablaze numerous buildings, including the Alameda County Superior Courthouse.
“A protest through the streets of downtown Oakland, California, in support of racial justice and police reform turned violent when “agitators” among the demonstrators set fire to a courthouse, vandalized a police station and shot fireworks at officers, authorities said.“
Right, it’s just a few “agitators” and the protesters totally don’t serve as cover and none of them supported the actions by the “agitators.” There’s nothing to see here, this was just a peaceful protest about police reform and no one in Antifa is interested in the practical destruction of the United States (be sure to buy their stupid books though[archive]). Isn’t it nice that much of the media and many large corporations seemingly endorse such activity now? I guess that this “protest” is acceptable to Governor Newsom since the protesters are wearing masks… (Hat-tip to Powerline)
I decided to drive through the Marbo Cave area one last time and something magical happened that I was not expecting: The Matson Corporation had brought an entire cargo container to clear up trash from the area. It seems that some people do care about that area. Here’s a short video of what I saw and a time lapse of me clearing out a storm drain.
I’ve put quite a lot of time into trying to clean up the area around and the road leading up to the Marbo Cave. The illegal dumping never seems to stop in this area and unless someone actually receives punishment for some of the following actions there isn’t really much that I can do on my own:
Start tire fires
Dump large appliances
Torching a vehicle to dispose of it
Dump large amounts of household trash
Dump trash or appliances in the middle of the road
I suppose that I might clear a little more brush out of the area but my time on Guam grows short. I really have no desire to serve as someone’s personal garbage service and would rather do some more work at the only animal shelter on the island: Guam Animals in Need (GAIN). I’ll close this post off with some of the last photos I took of my cleanup in the area. Perhaps one day a group of people will care enough to keep what should be a beautiful area relatively clean? I see a cop car drive through the area once in a while, perhaps they’ll catch a few of the people who are too lazy to find a dumpster?
Good evening everybody, I don’t have much to say in this post and just felt like using some photos and video to show how cleaning up this particular road has gone. Working during the day is miserable and the sweat never stops (nor does the illegal dumping here). At least the jungle will take some time to grow back once I push it off the road.