China: U.S. Is a ‘Failed State,’ Trump May Drop ‘Atomic Bomb’ on Rioters

H/T Breitbart.

The ChiComs are nuttier than a squrriel turd.

China’s state-run Global Times propaganda newspaper fretted on Tuesday that President Donald Trump may use a nuclear weapon against rioters destroying neighborhoods in the nation’s biggest cities, declaring America a “failed state.”

The Chinese Communist Party has used its propaganda arms in the past week to denounce not just President Trump, but American democracy as an inferior system to Chinese authoritarianism and promote the claim that only iron-fisted one-party rule will result in racial harmony in the United States. None of the articles on racism in state media have mentioned that Chinese businesses in Guangzhou, one of the country’s largest cities, banned black-skinned people from hotels, restaurants, and other locales last month after the Communist Party perpetuated the claim that only foreigners could infect people with Chinese coronavirus.

Instead, the Global Times claimed in one article that the riots throughout America “expose a ‘failed state’” under the “weak, irresponsible, and incompetent leadership of President Trump. Riots have targeted impoverished neighborhoods in many cities, beginning in Minneapolis, after a police offered killed Minnesota resident George Floyd on video. Floyd was unarmed and did not appear to be resisting arrest, instead pleading with the officer to let him breathe. The officer has been charged with third-degree murder.

“The protests exposed long-standing issues in the US, including racial inequality, discrimination and a polarized society, which have been amplified under the Trump administration, some Chinese and U.S. observers said,” the propaganda outlet, which has published multiple bigoted columns against Americans and others in the Western Hemisphere, asserted. It went on to blame Trump for “using the racial problem to polarize American society.”

The article also claimed that Chinese people witnessing the riots from afar “were shocked, not ‘satisfied,’ because the U.S. image in their minds has been ruined.” That claim directly contradicts the Global Times‘ coverage from Monday, where it proclaimed that Chinese “netizens” were “cheering” in response to the riots, celebrating them as retribution for American officials supporting peaceful pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.

Another column published Tuesday by the Times unfavorably compared China’s reaction to peaceful protests in Hong Kong – including widespread, filmed violence and accusations of racism and murder – to police action in the United States, which has largely allowed unchecked rioting and looting in many cities. Despite the reality of this contrast, the propaganda magazine asserted the Americans were “ruthless” compared to the communist state.

“As we all know, no violent protesters were killed on the spot during riots that have engulfed Hong Kong since summer of 2019,” the newspaper claimed, falsely referring to the peaceful protests as riots and not acknowledging deaths that protesters have accused police of perpetrating, as well as rape and torture. “But demonstrator [sic] has been killed only one week after the unrest began in the U.S.”

“How ruthless these U.S. politicians are! They talk about humanity, justice, and morality all the time. They condemned Hong Kong police simply for the latter’s use of tear gas and water cannon against violent rioters. The U.S. unrest just began a few days ago, but police already fired shots at protesters before efforts for peaceful dialogue were even made,” the newspaper continued.

“Where are the human rights? Where is their respect for life? The US politicians show zero tolerance to unrest, but they launched countless attacks on other countries’ efforts to safeguard the rule of law,” the column concluded. “If this was organized subversion, what would they do? Will they drop an atomic bomb?”

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement returned to the streets after a brief Chinese coronavirus-triggered hiatus last month. In protests last week, Hong Kong police arrested over 300 people, among them about 100 children. Images of the arrests showed police forcing protesters, previously socially distancing peacefully while marching, to huddle together on the ground in close quarters, potentially exacerbating the spread of the coronavirus.

In other violent incidents in the city through the past year, protesters have said that some among them have died mysterious deaths that the police has chosen not to investigate. An unnamed woman accused the police force of gang rape, resulting in police seeking her arrest but not investigating the claims.

Protests began again after a year of Hong Kong residents accusing the Communist Party of breaking with the “One Country, Two Systems” policy Beijing agreed to when it took over Hong Kong in 1997. In May, the Communist Party’s National People’s Congress (NPC), its lawmaking body, passed a “national security” law that would enable the arrest and punishment of anyone present in Hong Kong if considered to be engaging in “secession” or acts against the national security of the Communist Party. Protesters contend that this effectively nullifies Hong Kong laws that prevent violations of freedom of expression and assembly, and thus violates “One Country, Two Systems.”

Protests throughout the past year objected to a proposed law in Hong Kong that would allow the extradition of anyone in the city if accused of violating Chinese law. Hong Kong tabled the bill, but the NPC law effectively imposes the same police action it would have permitted.

 

As Rioting Rocks US, BET Founder Pushes for Staggering Amount Paid in Reparations

H/T Western Journal.

With 500,000 + dead in the Civil War has paid that debt in full.

There were white slaves the only difference we got a fancy label calling us indentured servants.

We are not able to leave our owners.

 

In a country deluged with images of looters stealing untold millions of goods from law-abiding store owners, “wealth transfer” is probably not what Americans want to talk about.

But that didn’t stop Robert Johnson, the founder of Black Entertainment Television and one of the wealthiest African-Americans in the country, from taking to CNBC on Monday to propose the government pay a breathtaking $14 trillion in reparations to the “descendants of slaves” — more than 150 years after the institution of slavery was abolished.

And Johnson made clear he wasn’t referring to some new, namby-pamby feel-good liberal program. He means hard money — the kind that taxpayers earn every day.

“I’m talking about cash,” Johnson told the program “Squawk Box,” according to CNBC. “We are a society based on wealth. That’s the foundation of capitalism.”

Actually, as an astonishingly successful entrepreneur himself, Johnson should know full well that the foundation of capitalism is creation, not cash.

It takes brains to create an idea — say, like Black Entertainment Television. And it takes hard work and determination to bring that idea to a profitable fruition, as Johnson proved when Viacom purchased BET for $3 billion in 2001.

The sale made Johnson the first black billionaire in the United States, according to CNBC. His net worth is reportedly much lower now — about $550 million — but considerably more than the average American.

His own first-hand knowledge of the benefits of American capitalism hasn’t stopped Johnson from calling for reparations before (he told CNBC he’s advocated for it since at least year), but the current climate of crisis after the case of George Floyd, the black man who died May 25 in Minneapolis after a police officer knelt on his neck for roughly nine minutes during an arrest, has provided a new spur.

“The questions being asked today, in light of the alleged inexplicable murder of George Floyd, are how do we bring unity to this nation and how do we provide justice on behalf of Mr. Floyd and his family,” Johnson wrote in an RLJ Companies statement published by PR Newswire.

Justice for Floyd will come through the court system, Johnson wrote. The man accused in his death, now-former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin, is charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

But “unity to this nation” is a different matter, according to Johnson. And that’s going to take money — a lot of it. According to the financial website The Balance, $14 trillion is about two-thirds the current gross domestic product of the United States.

It would also require the consent of the American people — and judging by the opposition the idea of reparations has generated before (including among black conservatives), and the fact that Republican members of Congress, at least, can be counted on to stand against it, the chance of Johnson’s call being answered in the affirmative is pretty close to zero.

That hasn’t stopped it from generating a heated response on social media, of course. It’s safe to say the idea is not popular with the majority of the country:

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BET founder Robert Johnson calls for $14 trillion of reparations for slavery https://cnb.cx/3cnd3oq 

BET founder Robert Johnson calls for $14 trillion of reparations for slavery

Businessman Robert Johnson told CNBC the U.S. government should provide $14 trillion of reparations for slavery to blacks to help reduce racial inequality.

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Dan Pollak@PollakDan

The reparations were paid in blood by the Union dead and maimed at Gettysburg and the Wilderness.

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Dennis  Whitworth@WhittyPics

Nobody alive today has ever owned slaves or been a slave. What the hell has the last 50 freaking years of welfare and affirmative action have been. I don’t owe them a damn thing

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Mike Ross@mrossfinancial

Is Squawk Box a business show or a comedy show?

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I never owned any slaves, so don’t ask me to pay into it…

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That last tweet, “I never owned any slaves, so don’t ask me to pay into it,” is no doubt where most sane Americans would stand on the subject.

Leave aside the question of who would be on the receiving end of reparations for slavery (would a man with Johnson’s net worth qualify?), and whether any human being is owed some sort of recompense of the sufferings of the ancestors. There’s no moral or practical argument to be made for charging living Americans for the sins of those who lived in the country before them.

When most Americans last heard from Johnson, he was criticizing former Vice President Joe Biden for the presumptive Democratic candidate’s statement that if a black person couldn’t decide whether to support Biden or Trump, “you ain’t black.”

“He should spend the rest of his campaign apologizing to every Black person he meets,”  Johnson said in a statement reported by Fox News on May 22.

That and his previously publicized praise for President Donald Trump might have made Johnson sound like one of the good guys in the current culture war leading up to November’s election. His “Squawk Box” statement about reparations had exactly the opposite effect.

And it’s the kind of statement that will reach middle Americans, who might not be Trump supporters but also aren’t sure they trust Democrats (the party of leftist lunatics like Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, among others). And it will push those middle Americans more firmly into the president’s corner as the vote nears.

The fact that Johnson’s call is coming at the exact time Americans are watching on television as looting runs wild in the streets, giving a first-hand look at what the forcible transfer of wealth actually looks like, pretty much dooms it from the get-go.

It’s an idea that deserves to die — and die fast.

 

AOC Advises ‘Protesters’ To Hide Their Identity, Leave Drugs at Home in Case of Arrest

H/T Western Journal.

To call Alexandria Occasional-Cortex a disgrace to the House of Representatives.

As the country reels from the damage caused by continued civil unrest, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York is apparently attempting to aid those who wish to rip apart the fabric of our society.

The freshman lawmaker, known for her far-left radicalism, took to social media over the weekend to provide helpful tips to those taking to the streets in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death while in police custody in Minneapolis.

In a post cloaked as a cheat sheet for “protesting safely,” AOC advised her followers on what to wear and bring (or not bring) to demonstrations, some of it dealing with evading arrest.

“BE SAFE. Here’s our guide on being prepared for safe protests,” she wrote alongside a guide on Instagram.

Ocasio-Cortez’s guide advised so-called protesters to wear “nondescript” and “layered” clothing and to hide identifying tattoos.

She also advised them to bring along “heat resistant gloves” — for safely setting fires? — and to secure their hair and wear goggles and a mask.

These items are necessary for safe demonstrations, according to AOC.

Peacefully protesting must be a tiring activity, as she further advised her followers to bring water and snacks.

The water is also useful to combat the effects of “tear gas,” the Democrat’s tip sheet notes.

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BE SAFE. Here’s our guide on being prepared for safe protests. PLEASE READ ⬇️ . 1. LOOK OUT FOR THINGS THAT DON’T SEEM RIGHT. There are increasing reports and investigations that white supremacists may be infiltrating these protests, breaking windows and destroying property. If anything seems off to you, DOCUMENT IT. Always check who is organizing. . 2. FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS OF GRASSROOTS BLACK ORGANIZERS. They have been at this a long time and are disciplined in the ropes of community organizing and demonstration. It IS a discipline. Follow trusted leaders whose goal has been the focused pursuit of justice. If they just showed up, that’s a red flag. . 3. HAVE A BUDDY. Make sure someone is keeping an eye on you and check in on them. . 4. STAY SAFE and take care of each other. 💜

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Ocasio-Cortez also suggested that demonstrators leave “anything you don’t want to be arrested with” at home.

The tip sheet item included images of a knife and what appears to be marijuana.

As for the violence being unleashed on Americans and their businesses, the self-proclaimed democratic socialist blamed that on “white supremacists.”

“There are increasing reports and investigations that white supremacists may be infiltrating these protests, breaking windows and destroying property. If anything seems off to you, DOCUMENT IT. Always check who is organizing,” AOC wrote on Instagram.

Ocasio-Cortez did not specifically ask protesters to refrain from smashing up small or minority-owned businesses, which are being demolished now on a nightly basis.

Perhaps she could have used her social media presence to encourage people to avoid actions that could get them arrested in the first place.

Then again, for the most part, the movement overtaking America’s cities is not a protest but anarchy and lawlessness, and those responsible for the rioting and looting seem to be AOC’s target audience.

The radical leftist also made no mention of social distancing in the protest guide, which is curious. Ocasio-Cortez has been on the frontlines of dragging the country’s Republican leadership for the response to the coronavirus.

Mere weeks ago, AOC criticized President Donald Trump and his advisers for pushing to reopen the economy.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

@AOC

The Trump admin is now projecting 3,000 daily deaths by June, and they are STILL pushing to “reopen.”

We are now careening towards one 9/11-scale death event *per day.* This was all preventable w/ tests, tracing,& policy.

Instead the GOP showered their friends w/ bailout money.

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Perhaps she doesn’t believe that the coronavirus can spread to people engaging in arson, vandalism and violent assaults.

Or perhaps she and other Democrats are being disingenuous and have ulterior motives as they posture to keep America’s robust economy restrained with their lockdowns.

Federal Riot Teams Have Officially Been Deployed to Multiple Cities

H/T Western Journal.

President Trump and Attorney General Barr are serious about stopping the rioters.

The response should be you loot we shoot.

Federal riot teams have been dispatched to two U.S. cities as the Trump administration gears up to shut down riots that have taken place across the country.

President Donald Trump has also instructed “thousands and thousands” of soldiers and police to quell violence in Washington, D.C.

Attorney General William Barr has ordered the Federal Bureau of Prisons to send riot teams to Miami and Washington, D.C., according to a senior Justice Department official, NPR reported.

The FBI will also deploy its Hostage Rescue Team to assist in controlling riots that have taken place in the streets of Washington, D.C., the senior official said. Protesters on Sunday night lit fires in Lafayette Park across from the White House.

Overall, 88 people were arrested in the Washington, D.C., protests, according to The Washington Post.

Trump said he was sparing no effort to restore order.

“I swore an oath to uphold the laws of our nation and that is exactly what I will do,” Trump said in a Rose Garden speech Monday night.

“I am your president of law and order and an ally of all peaceful protesters,” the president went on.

“A number of state and local governments have failed to take necessary action to safeguard their residents.

“I am taking immediate presidential action to stop the violence and restore security and safety in America.

“I am mobilizing all available federal resources, civilian and military, to stop the rioting and looting, to end the destruction and arson and to protect the rights of law-abiding Americans, including your Second Amendment rights.”

Trump said that he will act if a city cannot control the violence on its own.

“If a city or state refuses to take the actions that are necessary to defend the life and property of their residents, then I will deploy the United States military and quickly solve the problem for them,” the president said.

Trump also said he was bolstering security in the nation’s capital.

“As we speak, I am dispatching thousands and thousands of heavily armed soldiers, military personnel and law enforcement officers to stop the rioting, looting, vandalism, assaults and the wanton destruction of property,” he said.

After his address, Trump walked across the street from the White House to St. John’s Episcopal Church, which was founded in 1816. The church’s parish house was the target of arson during Sunday night’s riots, The Washington Post reported.

“Greatest country in the world,” Trump said as he inspected the damage, according to a White House media pool report. “And we’re going to keep it safe.”

Trump Lectures ‘Weak’ Governors Via Video Conference Call

H/T Western Journal.

These yellow-bellied governors should tell these thugs you loot we shoot.

Call out the National Guard to help keep the peace.

 

President Donald Trump on Monday derided many governors as “weak” and demanded tougher crackdowns on burning and stealing among some demonstrations in the aftermath of another night of riots in dozens of American cities.

Trump spoke to governors on a video teleconference that also included law enforcement and national security officials, telling the state leaders they “have to get much tougher.”

“Most of you are weak,” Trump said. “You have to arrest people.”

The days of protests were triggered by the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes.

The demonstrations turned violent in several cities, with looting and mayhem, and fires ignited in historic park Lafayette Park across from the White House.

The president urged the governors to deploy the National Guard, which he credited for helping calm the situation Sunday night in Minneapolis.

He demanded that similarly tough measures be taken in cities that also experienced a spasm of violence, including New York, Philadelphia and Los Angeles.

“You’ve got to arrest people, you have to track people, you have to put them in jail for 10 years and you’ll never see this stuff again,” said Trump. “We’re doing it in Washington, D.C. We’re going to do something that people haven’t seen before.”

The president told the governors they were making themselves “look like fools” for not calling up more of the National Guard as a show of force on city streets.

Attorney General Bill Barr, who was also on the call, told governors that a joint terrorist task force would be used to track agitators and urged local officials to “dominate” the streets and control, not react to crowds, and urged them to “go after troublemakers.”

Trump’s conversation with the nation’s governors came after a night of escalating violence. Images of fires, looting and clashes with police filling the nation’s airwaves and overshadowed the largely peaceful protests.

The demonstrations grew so heated Friday night that the Secret Service rushed the president to an underground bunker previously used during terrorist attacks.

Trump’s advisers discussed the prospect of an Oval Office address in an attempt to ease tensions. The notion was quickly scrapped for lack of policy proposals.

Trump did not appear in public on Sunday, and spoke of trying to criminalize flag-burning on Monday.

The demonstrations in Washington appeared to catch officers by surprise. They sparked one of the highest alerts at the White House complex since the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001.

Secret Service protocol would call for all those under the agency’s protection to be in the underground shelter.

Trump has told advisers he worries about his safety, while both privately and publicly praising the work of the Secret Service.

Demonstrators returned Sunday afternoon, facing off against police at Lafayette Park into the evening. Trump retweeted a message from a conservative commentator encouraging authorities to respond with greater force.

“This isn’t going to stop until the good guys are willing to use overwhelming force against the bad guys,” Buck Sexton wrote in a message amplified by the president.

In recent days security at the White House has been reinforced by the National Guard and additional personnel from the Secret Service and the U.S. Park Police.

The Justice Department deployed members of the U.S. Marshals Service and agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration to supplement National Guard troops outside the White House, according to a senior Justice Department official.

The official could not discuss the matter publicly and spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Barr Issues Announcement on Rioters, Hints Federal Charges Could Be Coming for Some

H/T Western Journal.

It would be a good thing if these thugs got slammed by the DOJ like the wrath of God.

Rioters using the death of Minnesota man George Floyd as a pretext for causing destruction across America may face the wrath and scrutiny of the Justice Department, Attorney General William Barr said Saturday.

Barr had announced last week that Floyd’s death would be investigated by the Justice Department for possible civil rights violations.

Floyd, 46, died Monday after a Minneapolis police officer kept a knee on Floyd’s neck for almost nine minutes. Although the officer has since been charged in connection with Floyd’s death, the incident triggered mass protests that have since turned into violent anti-police rioting in major cities across America.

Barr said that some are using the riots as a tactic to attack American society.

“Unfortunately, with the rioting that is occurring in many of our cities around the country, the voices of peaceful protest are being hijacked by violent radical elements,” Barr said in a statement posted on the Justice Department’s website.

“Groups of outside radicals and agitators are exploiting the situation to pursue their own separate and violent agenda. In many places, it appears the violence is planned, organized, and driven by anarchistic and far-left extremists, using Antifa-like tactics, many of whom travel from out of state to promote the violence,” the statement said.

Barr said the Justice Department is ready to help local areas protect their communities.

“We must have law and order on our streets and in our communities, and it is the responsibility of the local and state leadership, in the first instance, to halt this violence.  The Department of Justice (including the FBI, Marshals, ATF, and DEA), and all of our 93 U.S. Attorneys across the country, will support these local efforts and take all action necessary to enforce federal law,” he said in the statement.

Barr added a special warning to those who instigate violence as a means to a political end.

“In that regard, it is a federal crime to cross state lines or to use interstate facilities to incite or participate in violent rioting.  We will enforce these laws,” he said in the statement.

In his statement, Barr noted that “[t]he greatness of our nation comes from our commitment to the rule of law,” and that the process of enforcing the law is moving forward in the Floyd case,

“The outrage of our national community about what happened to George Floyd in Minneapolis is real and legitimate.  Accountability for his death must be addressed, and is being addressed, through the regular process of our criminal justice system, both at the state and at the federal level,” the statement said.

“That system is working and moving at exceptional speed.  Already initial charges have been filed.  That process continues to move forward.  Justice will be served.”

President Donald Trump on Saturday said that the response to rioting in Minneapolis needed to be stronger.

“They’ve got to get tougher. They’ve got to get tougher. They’ve got to be strong. Honor the memory of George Floyd. Honor his memory. They have to get tougher. And by being tougher, they will be honoring his memory. But they cannot let [riots] happen,” Trump said, according to a White House media pool report.

He appeared to specifically cite the incident in Minneapolis where a police precinct was overrun by rioters.

“When I saw a policeman, run by a mayor who I think is probably a very good person — but he’s a radical-left mayor — when I saw the policeman running out of a police station, for that police station to be abandoned and taken over, I’ve never seen anything so horrible and stupid in my life. I’ve never seen anything so bad. And then I see them trying to justify it,” he said.

Trump said he will intervene if called.

“We have our military ready, willing, and able if they ever want to call our military. But we can have troops to the ground very quickly if they ever want our military,” he said.

Trump on Saturday noted that he had spoken to Floyd’s family.

“The death of George Floyd on the streets of Minneapolis was a grave tragedy. It should never have happened. It has filled Americans all over the country with horror, anger, and grief,” Trump said while in Florida for the launch of the SpaceX mission to the International Space Station.

“Yesterday, I spoke to George’s family and expressed the sorrow of our entire nation for their loss. I stand before you as a friend and ally to every American seeking justice and peace. And I stand before you in firm opposition to anyone exploiting this tragedy to loot, rob, attack, and menace. Healing, not hatred; justice, not chaos are the mission at hand,” Trump said.

Black Small Business Owner Breaks Down After Minneapolis Riots Consume His Life’s Work

H/T Western Journal.

The animals that burnt down K.B. Balla’s business did not care that was ruining a black man’s business.

How many burnt out businesses will not for whatever reason will rebuild? 

A small business owner in Minnesota is reeling after the result of his life’s work was ravaged by rioters.

Scores Sports Bar, a Minneapolis business owned by a man named K.B. Balla, was ransacked Wednesday night as ongoing protests turned violent.

The destruction happened as demonstrations over the case of George Floyd, who was allegedly murdered by a Minneapolis Police Department officer, gradually gave way to rioting.

A viral video of the encounter between Floyd and police shows an officer kneeling on the man’s neck despite repeated exclamations from bystanders — and Floyd himself — that he wasn’t able to breathe.

The past few days have seen communities, businesses like Balla’s and even police stations weathering the full brunt of an angry mob.

“I don’t know what we’re going to do,” Balla told a news crew. “We worked so hard to get here.”

A former firefighter according to a GoFundMe set up to support him, Balla had spent his entire life savings — decades of work — to launch his sports bar. After he had to deal with the crippling economic downturn, the riots were a gut punch for his business.

Insurance may cover some of his losses, but this retired fireman may still face a mountain of costs to get his business operational again.

While the camera crew was still filming Balla’s ransacked bar, looters returned to try to haul his safe away. According to the GoFundMe, Balla’s business has now been completely burned down.

Although the protests are shining a light on what appears to be a police-involved murder, the violent riots that have followed are doing even more harm to an already injured community.

While many are urging for peace and calm, some (including lawmakers at the highest levels of government) are only fanning the flames.

Unfortunately, Balla, a black man, isn’t alone in suffering at the hands of a mob that claims to be agitating for racial justice.

According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, rioters have not discriminated in dealing destruction.

Large chains like CVS and Target have suffered ransacked stores and reduced hours among the chaos. Small businesses like bars, auto repair shops and clothing stores have also been ravaged by the crowds.

So far, it’s believed some 100 businesses in Minneapolis alone have been damaged in the chaos.

With more protests seemingly on the horizon, the heartbreak of Balla and so many other Minneapolitans is far from over.