Boston: A Community Comes together in Crisis

by Spencer Coursen, Coursen Security Group

With heavy hearts, we all watched the news yesterday as violence erupted in Boston.  As horrific as this incident proved to be, we should be thankful it was not worse.  The bombs exploded three hours after the winner had crossed the finish line, had the timing been different, the circumstances could have been much worse.  In the coming hours and days we will learn more about this vicious attack and lessons will be learned on how we can better protect ourselves in the future.  As we wait for answers and prepare ourselves for what may come next, I find my heavy heart lifted, as the community of Boston came together in their time of Crisis.

Videos uploaded to twitter, and other social media outlets tell the tale.  Moments after the first blast, and even during the second blast, first responders including police, fire, military, civilian, journalists and even marathon runners, rushed to the aid of the injured.  There were even reports of some runners continuing straight on to the local hospitals to donate blood after they had just run the race.  Shop owners opened their doors offering safe haven, and free food, and as I listened to the radio channels of emergency responders, they were calm and confident in their knowledge of what needed to be done, as “No man fears that which he knows he does well.” (Duke of Wellington)

Social media also played an important role in serving the community of Boston.  Twitter led families to find loved ones displaced in the chaos, encouraged witnesses to come forward and share video they may have on their phones with the authorities.

In every crisis, the first rule of safety to is get somewhere safe.  But when the immediate threat is over, the return to normal is quickly recovered when the community comes together to rise above their fear, and act as American’s act - like those did in Boston - in their time of need.

Gone from tomorrow are the fears of today, as each day brings new challenges for us to face, and overcome, and conquer.

So say we all...

California Democrats are leading the way on green spending, but what do they have to show for it?

In this clip, Glenn discusses California's crippling energy shortage and pleas to its citizens to stop cooling their homes during the current heat wave. Elected officials want Californians to buy electric vehicles and stop charging them, leaving Glenn to deduce that California lawmakers want people to stay home.

California's grid is under such strain that it requires a power plant in Oakland that burns jet fuel to continue operating through the end of next year to keep the lights on. "That sounds green as crap, doesn't it?" Glenn snarked. Can Americans continue to shrug this off as only California’s problem? Well, between the 17 states who have bound themselves to California by law, how long will it be before the rest of America begins to feel the impact in their lives?

The average price for a gas-powered vehicle is approximately $48,000, while the average price for an electric car is more than $66,000. And according to a study from the Hoover Institution, California will have to double its grid to meet the EV demand.

Watch as Glenn walks through the challenges and the proposed "solutions" out of California.

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After tense negotiations between Amtrak, its workers, and the White House, Biden has announced that they've reached a "tentative deal" to avoid a national rail strike.

Reuters reported:

U.S. passenger railroad Amtrak would resume normal operations Friday as it works to quickly restore canceled trains after a freight rail labor deal was announced, averting a rail shutdown.

"We're saved!" Glenn said on Thursday's radio program. Pay no attention to what was happening just a few months ago with this deal or the fact that it is nearing the midterms. Just stand in awe of the totally coherent Joe Biden and his unquestionable cognitive ability to intervene in negotiations with the union workers and save America.

"This is political theatre at its finest," Glenn said. In this video, Glenn performed a one-man political theater show and illustrated why some might be led to believe that the whole Amtrak debacle was strategically planned — and on International Democracy Day to boot.

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San Francisco Chronicle reported that catalytic converter thieves targeted police vehicles earlier this week.

According to police, at around 1 p.m. on Monday, an SFPD officer discovered that a catalytic converter had been stolen off of a police truck in the Potrero Hill neighborhood of San Francisco. A spokesperson said the officer later noticed multiple police vehicles had been hit by thieves.

No arrests have been made. Multiple officer injuries have been reported in connection to catalytic converter theft incidents.

As San Francisco police were targeted by catalytic converter thieves, House Rep. Nancy Pelosi was in D.C., along with President Joe Biden, and told the American people about the totally successful and not at all disastrous Inflation Reduction Act. Glenn Beck covered the spectacle on his radio program and called the gathering "the worst propaganda ever devised."

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