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Venkatesh Rao
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Venkatesh Rao 7h
Alright to sleep 😴. Helicopter still buzzing outside. May the brrrr be with you.
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Venkatesh Rao 8h
Replying to @vgr
France and England back at war. Eng begs neutrality and goes off to fight in papal-Visconti wars instead. Wins glory in future war that changes nothing and returns with honor to a France that’s winning. Plague back for third wave, Petrarch and Boccaccio dead. 1374.
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Venkatesh Rao 8h
Replying to @vgr
“The amount the rich could squander on occasions like these in a period of repeated disasters appears inexplicable, not so much with regard to motive as with regard to means. Where, in the midst of ruin and decline... did the money come from to endow the luxury?”
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Venkatesh Rao 8h
Somethings going on here, bunch of flatbeds and announcements I can’t make out. Line of scrimmage for something.
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Venkatesh Rao 8h
Replying to @vgr
Another boom outside my window. Fireworks? Meanwhile in 14th century Italy Duke Lionel of England dies after marrying Violante Visconti at a lavish wedding and elsewhere Philip of Burgundy marries Marguerite of Flanders which will apparently have consequences later.
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Venkatesh Rao 9h
Replying to @vgr
Here we go. Looting and explosions and sirens and choppers in DTLA outside as we pick up the story in 1360s Italy.
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Venkatesh Rao 9h
Oh well, to bed and bedtime reading contd, about a worse time.
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Venkatesh Rao 9h
Replying to @diviacaroline
Dunno how these things work
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Venkatesh Rao 9h
I suspect Covid19 economic stress made this explode about 3x worse than it otherwise would have
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Venkatesh Rao 9h
Now more than ever we need universal basic mansions
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Venkatesh Rao 9h
State of emergency declared in LA county
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Venkatesh Rao 9h
Replying to @vgr
* loot
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Venkatesh Rao 9h
Replying to @vgr
Now what sounds like gunfire from the other direction
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Venkatesh Rao 10h
Replying to @vgr
At least 20 cop cars responded to whatever this was... this are just the ones parked here. The rest went around the block.
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Venkatesh Rao 10h
Replying to @vgr
This was a very sad and stupid spectacle
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Venkatesh Rao 10h
Replying to @vgr
3 black 3,white, one couldn’t tell. At least one woman.
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Venkatesh Rao 10h
Looters were running by for like 10 minutes till cops showed up and chased and arrested 6-7 of them that I could see (picture not good, I was watching through binoculars). Now like 10-12 cop cars on block. It was other side of block so couldn’t see what was being looted.
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Venkatesh Rao 10h
Oookkkay saw some people running with lot. Couldn’t photograph in time
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Venkatesh Rao 11h
Replying to @JohnRegulus
Street racers
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