McCarren Pool Mayhem

Henry Wolff, American Renaissance, September 14, 2012

McCarrenPool
"Youths" stake their claim on $50 million facility.

Most white Americans celebrate “diversity” only in the abstract. Residential and social segregation ensure little contact with non-whites, and many families change zip codes or pay private school tuition to send their children to “good”—white—schools.

Public areas like buses, subways, parks, and fair grounds are places where whites experience racial diversity. They are also where racial tension is high, and the newly renovated McCarren Park Pool in New York City is no exception. Non-whites have created such an atmosphere of violence and disorder since its reopening in June that many whites have avoided the $50 million facility.

History

At the turn of the 20th century, major cities built large public swimming pools, where Americans of all races could find relief from the summer heat. In many Northern cities such as Philadelphia, Chicago, and New York, these pools were integrated by race, but separated by sex and class.

As Jeff Wiltse explains in his book Contested Waters: A Social History of Swimming Pools in America, it was considered inappropriate for the sexes to swim together, so they used separate pools or swam in the same pools at different times. Public swimming pools were mostly used by working-class Americans, many of whom were black or recent European immigrants. Middle- and upper-class Americans avoided the pools since they considered blacks and ethnic whites unclean, foreign, and poor, and were afraid of catching diseases from the water.

This changed in the 1920s and 1930s. Less Victorian attitudes toward sex and the improved economic status of ethnic whites turned municipal pools into melting pots for the sexes and for working- and middle-class Americans—but led to segregation of blacks.

It was one thing for blacks to swim with whites of the same sex, but whites did not want blacks around semi-clothed white women. Mr. Wiltse says this was a primary, if unstated, reason for segregating pools.

The Great Black Migration also helped change thinking in the North. From 1915 to 1930, about 1.5 million Southern blacks went north, settling in the “black belt” areas of Northern cities. Mr. Wiltse says the influx “heightened perceptions of racial difference in the North, which helped whites of all social classes forge a common identity out of their shared whiteness.” Ethnic, working-class whites also came to view blacks as a source of dirt and disease, and did not want to swim with them.

Residential segregation meant that city planners in the North could accomplish de facto what the South’s Jim Crow laws accomplished de jure. In New York City, famed Parks Commissioner Robert Moses made an effort to locate 11 Works Progress Administrations (WPA) pools in racially homogenous areas.

Robert Moses

In Harlem, where whites, blacks, and Puerto Ricans lived in relative proximity, Moses built one pool in black Harlem’s Colonial Park and another further south in Thomas Jefferson Park, which was in a mostly white area. Moses biographer Robert Caro says that to discourage non-whites from swimming at Thomas Jefferson Pool, Moses hired only white attendants and lifeguards, and left the pool unheated, believing the cold water would keep blacks out.

A 1940 ad by the New York Department of Parks depicts the racial separation authorities desired:

One of the city’s largest WPA pools was in McCarren Park, in working-class Brooklyn’s Greenpoint neighborhood, which was heavily Italian and Polish. At its opening in 1936, the $1 million pool could accommodate 6,800 swimmers and was as large as three Olympic-sized pools combined. A 1990 New York Times article says, “From the day it opened, it [McCarren Park Pool] became a resort for people who could not afford vacations, and was the hub of the working-class neighborhood’s summertime social life.”

Contemporary photos show swimmers were overwhelmingly white:

McCarren Park Pool, July 1937.

As the century wore on, the WPA pools, including McCarren, fell into disrepair and the clientele changed. New York State Assemblyman Joe Lentol, who grew up in Greenpoint, said that by the 1970s and ‘80s, the pool “wasn’t used as much by the white population. It was being used . . . mostly by folks coming from other neighborhoods . . . and there was a lot of discontent from residents in Greenpoint.”

In 1984, the city budgeted $6.5 million for renovations and closed the pool for repairs. Neighborhood activists, however, lobbied against renovation, saying the pool had become a haven for drug dealers, prostitutes, and rowdy teenagers. They wanted it shut down permanently. Several residents felt so strongly about the issue that they chained themselves to the construction fence, refusing to let workers in.

While researching a history of McCarren Pool, writer Grant Moser spoke with one long-time resident who boasted of being part of the effort to keep the pool closed, saying that the goal was “one way or the other, to keep the coloreds out.” This sentiment was echoed by then-Parks Commissioner Henry Stern who said:

Others, typically older white residents, complained about it [the pool]. There were racial issues. The neighborhood was afraid of violence and that the police would be unable to contain it.

Because of neighborhood opposition, city authorities kept the pool closed while they negotiated with residents. In 1986, Parks Committee chairwoman Jan Peterson held town hall meetings in Greenpoint and neighboring Williamsburg to discuss the fate of the pool. Miss Peterson says the meetings were racially charged:

There was a divide between black and Hispanics in Williamsburg and the Greenpoint general area, which included Italian and Polish. One group remembered it being it safe and nice and the other group remembered when the other group came, it became not so safe and nice.

In 1988, the community board agreed to a $15-million plan proposed by Councilman Abe Gerges which would downsize the pool to under one-third its original capacity—a move locals hoped would deter outsiders—while replacing the two bathhouse wings of the entry archway with a year-round recreation facility. The plan was stalled, however, by a group called “Independent Friends of McCarren Park” who wanted to preserve the pool’s original architecture.

McCarren entry archway and bathhouse wings.

Lack of funds also prevented the plan’s enactment, and Councilman Gerges, believing the pool was no longer worth saving, secured $350,000 for its demolition, causing preservationists to redouble their efforts. Some, including community board member Mildred Tuddy, said the demolition plan sounded like “racism.” That plan failed, too.

Over the next two decades, a number of other proposals to revive McCarren fell victim to community squabbling and budgetary woes as the historic pool continued to decay. At the turn of the new century, however, the neighborhood began to gentrify, and home values soared. Many older Italian and Polish residents sold and moved out while young artists and “hipsters” moved in.

McCarren area demographics, based on 2005-2009 Census data. The red arrow points to the pool location. Source: New York Times Mapping America project.

Around 2005, the pool was temporarily converted to grounds for large-scale music concerts. Two years later, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced a $50-million restoration of McCarren Pool as part of his PlaNYC initiative. In deference to community preferences, the new plan would cut the pool’s swimming capacity from 6,800 to 1,500, and convert the historic archway and wings to changing rooms and a year-round recreation center. It faced little opposition and construction began two years later.

A new era?

Hopes were high when McCarren Park Pool reopened on June 28, 2012, after 28 dry years. The New York Times says the unveiling was “hailed as a grand civic achievement and, perhaps, a milestone for a new social dynamic in New York City, one in which people of different racial, ethnic and class backgrounds could socialize—or at least pursue the same activity—together.”

Those hopes were short lived.

One day after opening, a Parks Department spokeswoman explained, “Lifeguards at McCarren pool were attacked by an unruly crowd and the pool had to close to restore order.” A Twitter user described “a gigantic brawl between lifeguards an hs [high school] kids. Full riot w ppl elbow dropping offa lifeguard chairs” and a “lifeguard assaulted, nearly drowned by a group of kids.” News accounts did not mention race, but Internet commenters wrote that the trouble was started by non-whites.

Authorities stepped up security, stationing two police officers at the pool, alongside two Park Enforcement Patrollers and 10 City Seasonal Aides. Three days after the attack on lifeguards, police tried to arrest rowdy pool goers who ignored lifeguards’ orders to stop diving and doing back flips into the pool.

In the process, Rodolfo Torres, 20, punched an officer “squarely in the face.” Another officer injured his wrist trying to subdue an attacker. Both were briefly hospitalized.

Three men were finally arrested and 10 others were removed from the pool. Police say some may be members of the gang MS-13. At least five lockers were broken into that day as well. Widespread locker theft stopped only after police officers were stationed in the locker rooms. The New York Post declared McCarren Pool a “mini-war zone.”

Two of those arrested.

On July 6, NYC Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe downplayed the incidents as “isolated,” calling the pool a “calm oasis,” and saying “I don’t buy for a minute that it’s racial or economic tensions [causing the problems].”

That same night, a mob of about eight Hispanic teenagers attacked a 16-year-old black Hispanic across the street from the pool. They bashed his head with a brick, beat him with bats, stabbed him repeatedly, and slashed him with a broken bottle. Witnesses say the gang “seemed hell bent on killing this kid.”

The mob fled when people appeared. A passerby then pretended to help the bloodied victim to his feet, only to punch him repeatedly in the face. Three Hispanics were arrested and charged with attempted murder.

Five days later, 13-year-old Sara Puk was attacked after an argument with several older black girls at the pool. Sensing trouble, she and two friends changed and left the pool, but the black girls followed them into the parking lot.

“I was scared,” says Miss Puk. “It was five against three.” One of the girls came up to Miss Puk, saying “I’m going to hit you and I’m just going to walk away.”

Screen captures from cell phone video of the incident.

Sara and her friends ran, but the black girls caught up. Eva Hawley, 16, caught Sara by the arm and punched her in the face, breaking her nose. The entire incident was recorded and posted on YouTube in a video titled “Alicia fight this white girls,” but has since been taken down. In the video Miss Hawley was reported to be “jumping up and down, hysterically, laughing.”

Sara Puk

The attackers later made another video (also removed from YouTube) of Miss Puk holding a towel to her bleeding nose. One assailant ripped the towel from her face, exclaiming “Whoa, you fucked her up good. You’re the baddest bully, you’re baddest bully. You got her good.”

Screen capture from the second video, prior to its removal.

A third video shows one of the blacks doing a victory dance:

Authorities stepped up police presence at McCarren, stationing plainclothes officers at the pool and parking a temporary headquarters vehicle nearby. By mid-July, one lifeguard said there were about 40 officers around the pool on a typical day.

This wasn’t enough to prevent a near riot on July 16, when lifeguards ordered a group of jeering swimmers out of the pool and were ignored. “It looked like they had completely lost control,” one witness said. The police stepped in and led one of the men away from the pool. “Then,” said the witness, “something obviously happened:”

He tried to resist arrest maybe, and they forced him to the ground. Then a group of people come rushing in and that’s when the cop used mace. There was a palpable tension in the air. It was a really tense, unpleasant situation.

Cell phone video captured the mayhem:

Antquan Lomax, 23, was charged for pushing an NYPD deputy inspector. Ronald Crouthers, 24, and Jamaar Gordon, also 24, were charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

By month’s end, there had been more violent-crime arrests at McCarren Pool than the city’s other 52 pools combined. Former Parks Commissioner Julius Spiegel blamed the trouble on an “unusually hot summer.”

But violence wasn’t the only problem.

Just over a week after the pool opened, swimmers had to get out of the water when, as one lifeguard described it, poop was “scattered everywhere.” Another said, “I saw one kid step on a piece. I tried to tell the parents to get out, but no one listened to me. I had to yell at them that there was feces in the pool.”

Park officials said a baby’s diaper had come loose, but a police officer who saw the offending specimen had a different view: “That was no baby diaper,” he told the NY Daily News, “It was a big piece of shit!”

Less than a month after, the pool was closed for over 24 hours after a “brown cloud” of “loose stool” was sighted in the water. Days later, the pool was shut down again because of vomit in the water.

Meanwhile, locals were left to cope with the mess accumulating outside the pool, as long lines and scarce bathrooms prompted some pool goers to relieve themselves in public, tag walls with graffiti, and scatter litter.

Meredith Chesney, who owns a beauty salon near the pool, woke up one morning to find graffiti on her security gate. “I thought, ‘O.K., it’s Brooklyn, it’s not that surprising,’ ” she said. “But then, 30 minutes later, I went outside to water my plants and I found someone had defecated right in front of the salon. It’s shocking.”

One cashier at a local coffee shop said that when the pool closed each day at 7:00 pm, groups of rowdy teenagers would take over nearby stoops and steal from local businesses.

Reactions

Greenpoint residents have had mixed reactions to the pool’s rebirth. Longtime residents such as Tony Otero, 71, who has lived near McCarren Park for 25 years, felt vindicated. “It’s not good for the community,” he said, “It’s trouble. All kinds of kids are coming here.”

Some residents were pleased that a long-time eyesore had been renovated, but did not believe they would get much use from it. “There’s just too much of a criminal element here,” one young mother explained. “It’s a beautiful pool, but I would never take my 2-year-old daughter here.”

One lifeguard confessed:

Every morning when I wake up, I pray for rain. Because if it’s sunny and 90 degrees at 11 a.m., when my shift starts, there will be 1,500 people lined up around the block to get in and just 30 lifeguards to watch over them. And a lot of them are coming in drunk and high.

By summer’s end, Mayor Bloomberg was giving himself a tenuous pat on the back, reading a September 7 NY Daily News article aloud on the radio. The article said reports of mayhem were “beyond wildly exaggerated” and called the pool “a New York gem.”

The mayor had dismissed earlier reports of violence at McCarren, chiding one reporter who asked if any extra precautions would be taken to ensure safety. “We’re going to put a cop next to every lifeguard, would that help you?” the mayor asked sarcastically. In fact, this is almost what he did. The New York Times reports that by the end of the summer, an average of 18 officers patrolled the pool every day.

Now summer has ended, school has started, and the pool has been drained. But next year, the summer heat will return, and the “youths” won’t be far behind.

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Henry Wolff
Henry Wolff is the website editor of American Renaissance.
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  • http://www.facebook.com/chip.falls Chip Falls

     “Meanwhile, locals were left to cope with the mess accumulating outside the pool, as long lines and scarce bathrooms prompted some pool goers to relieve themselves in public, tag walls with graffiti, and scatter litter.”

    This must be a lie. The only difference is color!

    • Ed_NY

      Litter and trash is one common denominator I have seen in every black neighborhood or area no matter what.   I guess they like living in squalor.   Look at the way they live and the way they conduct themselves, they are not civilized.  It is genetic, they can not be nor will they ever be civilized or productive members of White society.

      • The Worlds Scapegoat

         When I was in the Army stationed in Georgia, there was one poor black area that had very little graffiti and litter. I was very surprised. The only dirty houses/apartments were from blacks who were int he Army: Blacks who came there from somewhere else. I guess they were too poor to afford litter.

  • TheTruthHurts4

    Jim Crow legislation was based on sound instinct. The civil rights legislation was forced on whites with extensive knowledge of blacks by whites with little knowledge.
                                                          
    The persistence of de facto segregation prolongs the delusion that the races are intrinsically equal.
                                                         
    Again, it is whites with little knowledge of blacks who enforce the intellectual restrictions of political correctness. If it was not for those restrictions articles like this one could appear in the main stream media.  
                                       
    The news media have an obligation to report the truth about black crime, black illegitimacy, and black stupidity. Every six o’clock television news broadcast should have at least one story about one of these realities. The truth needs to be repeated until everyone is aware of what is meant by every syllable.

    The United States would be a far better country without those people.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/D7BX764AFX7YRN57CDP7IRUMNE Darryl

    What a delightful article. So full of naked ugly truth. This is why I love Amren, and this is why I come here. Coming here reminds me of an after-Thanksgiving meal, when you get to unbutton your pants, have a drink and speak your mind among friends and family. And that is what we are– we’re all family here. We share so many commonalities, we “get” one another and we speak the same language. Race is so important today and so many have been programmed by our friends (who are not too keen on Wagner) to avoid it. The above article spoke of those with memory, and that spoke to me.
    Ignore what is said in the above article– just look at how it is laid out for us. It reminds me of a geometry proof. Such and such happened 50 years ago, and then this happened, and here is a video to prove it, here is a photo, here is a quote from an article from the 1980’s–just brings a tear to my eye to see logic and higher-brain functions being utilyzed. Reason, memory, theoretical modeling –I just love you guys. Blacks don’t remember, they don’t plan. When something happens to them, they don’t, they can’t, put two and two together. Everything is always a surprise to them. This is why there is a worship of blacks and mexicans in the media. this is why, at every turn, when a black is shown in a commercial, he is with a beautiful blond girl– our enemies are terrified of our genes. Our genes, our IQ’s are why the White House just finished building an 8-story underground bunker:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/after-huge-white-house-construction-job-west-wing-emerges-little-changed-_-but-for-how-long/2012/09/12/3c8050da-fca6-11e1-98c6-ec0a0a93f8eb_story.html

    Our beautiful but terrifying genome is why the Forestry service just bought several million hollow-point rounds, just like the Department of Social Security. They aren’t afraid of gangs of blacks burning mattresses in front of their buildings. They aren’t afraid of millions of mexicans with picket signs. When they go to bed at night, what faces do they see coming at them? Yeah, I’d be scared too.

  • Sstein740

    As Chris Rock would say, “grand opening, grand closing”.

    • Ed_NY

      Chris Rock would also say “I hate N_____S!”

  • Barrack Osama

    I think it’s a great place and wish there were more. They’re kind of like little summer schools where whites can go to learn more about black behavior.

  • http://www.facebook.com/franklin.ward.10 Franklin Ward

    Segregated pools would solve this mess, but that would be admitting that diversity does not work.

    • http://www.newnation.org/ sbuffalonative

       
      Segregation would solve a myrid of problems (for whites) but blacks know they can’t live without whites. As much as they say we’re racists, they’d rather live among racist whites than live with their own.
       

    • JohnEngelman

      A problem with segregation is that there is a minority of blacks who perform and behave as well as the majority of whites. Imagine how horrible it would be to be required to spend your life with the majority. 

  • NorthernWind

    “Former Parks Commissioner Julius Spiegel blamed the trouble on an “unusually hot summer”.”

    Good one Mr. Spiegel… truly hilarious! No, the problem is not heat, it’s the people, if you get what I mean. Oh, I know that you know what I mean.

    • http://www.newnation.org/ sbuffalonative

      And all the victims were just in the wrong place at the wrong time.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003201678474 Eric Shun

       It was randomly hot.

      • KevinPhillipsBong

        …an isolated incident of heat.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/TUXEUSM5UCO3DWBTLJF4F6C6WY Morris

    There will come a day, sooner than people can imagine, when segregation will return, and it will be heralded as a good thing.

  • Rob

    Many many years ago used to go to a swimming pool right next to a one block mini Ghet-toe.I Never had any trouble there.I am what you can call very lucky.(Peejay)

  • Stentorian_Commentator

    My modest proposal.  If a fellow does not support a kid, it’s vasectomy time.  If a woman can’t marry the father of her first baby, then cut the fallopian tubes (not tie, cut and remove).  That ought to slow the growth of dysfunction.

    • newscomments70

      They actually did that several years ago, during Jim Crow, but only to psychotically deranged black women. Now the “victims” are being awarded multi million dollar settlements.

  • Puggg


    Just over a week after the pool opened, swimmers had to get out of the water
    when, as one lifeguard described it, poop was “scattered everywhere.”
    Another said, “I saw one kid step on a piece. I tried to tell the
    parents to get out, but no one listened to me. I had to yell at them
    that there was feces in the pool.”

    Park officials said a baby’s diaper had come loose, but a police
    officer who saw the offending specimen had a different view: “That was
    no baby diaper,” he told the NY Daily News, “It was a big piece of s***!”

    First, who brings a diapered baby to a mass swimming pool?  I thought there were rules against that, and in the circumstances where you take infants to a pool, they must either be naked or wearing special waterproof diapers.  Second, if a baby goes #2, it would stay in the diaper until the diaper was taken off.  Even before this article confirms my suspicion (“it was a big piece of s***”), I thought that diapered baby story was bogus, and in fact was an older kid or perhaps an adult deliberately depositing a “chocolate bar.”


    As Jeff Wiltse explains in his book Contested Waters: A Social History of Swimming Pools in America,
    it was considered inappropriate for the sexes to swim together, so they
    used separate pools or swam in the same pools at different times.

    That might have had to do with the gender “paradigm” of swimming, i.e. boys and men had to be naked but girls and women could have suits.  I’ve heard older men tell stories.

    There seems to be a whole lot of racial resistance in New York City, a supposedly blue city.  I think a racially minded white person could win New York State.

     

  • Ulick

    When Whites don’t want to include Blacks and Hispanics because they know those groups will destroy the surrounding environment, Whites are called racist.

    Then, when Whites are proven correct and Blacks and Hispanics do destroy the surrounding enivonment, Whites are called racist if they point out what cuased that environment’s demise.

    Whites aren’t racist.  Truth is racist.

    What’s more important — Protecting your surrounding environment or not being called a word for telling the truth?

    • jedsrael

      We specialize in memorizing Hate Facts.

  • newscomments70

    Wow.

  • KenelmDigby

    This story has put me off my breakfast.

  • http://www.dailykenn.com/ Daily Kenn

    In the movie version, a stodgy white man betrays his antiquated and irrational bigotry. He objects to black kids just wanting to have fun like their white counterparts. The film’s climax is when a gang of white toughs leave a skinny black boy to die after beating him to a pulp. Movie goers shed tears as their minds absorb white guilt. They leave the theater determined to fight racism and advance diversity.

    • JohnEngelman

      A really profound movie, novel, or television series would tell the truth about the black underclass. 
                                        
      There would be decent poor ghetto blacks in the movie. They would even admire Martin Luther King. Nevertheless, they would not be portrayed as typical.  
                                                                     
      Whites would not be portrayed as ignorant racists, but as those whose wariness about young black men was based on experience with black crime. 

    • JackKrak

      You forgot Morgan Freeman as the janitor.

    • jedsrael

      The forumla is universal:

      Evil Whites Always Hurt Innocent Blacks; Good Whites Must Forever “Do More” For BlacksAs one throughly infected with the toxic disease of White privilege, I implore the blacks to move back to Africa where my existence can’t hurt them so much.

  • KevinPhillipsBong

    It’s hard not to feel a healthy dose of schadenfreude for those who supported the renovation of this pool. After all, any of us could have told them exactly what would happen. Our ability to see the future of any multiracial enterprise with a degree of precision and clarity has become frustratingly easy. 

    Imagine if meteorologists were declared evil and all decent people decided to appease the forces of rain and sun through bloody human sacrifices. We could show them the 10-day forecast but they always come back with “well, remember that time you said there was only a 10% chance of rain but then it rained and rained…no thanks, I’ll stick to more moral pursuits of prediction like feeling the entrails of birds and examining the residue in the bottom of my teacup.”

  • JohnEngelman

    Liberals believe that racial prejudice will be dispelled when the races have more contact with each other. If that was true Southern whites would be the least prejudiced whites in the United States. 

    • The Worlds Scapegoat

       Actually I think Southern Whites are the least prejudice. It is just that other whites (liberals) hate themselves.

  • loyalwhitebriton

    I blame the water. I’ve long suspected that water itself is racist.
    Think about it. Water = H2O.
    H = Hispanic.
    2O = 2 hOnkeys.
    That’s one Hispanic, plus two whites.
    Why should whites outnumber Hispanics by 2 to 1?!
    I recognize racism when I see it, and I see it in water (I really do).

  • Athling

    A prolonged stare, loud and rambunctious, boisterous, unduly familiar with complete strangers, aggressively forward with the opposite sex, intimidating body language, these and a hundred other more subtle cues produced by typical black behavior violate the cultural norms of social behavior of most white people.

    Conversely, an averted stare, avoiding prolonged eye-to-eye contact, not entering a strangers personal body space, assuming a very non-threatening body posture, being very polite, accommodating, and non-intrusive with strangers, these and a hundred other more subtle cues produced by typical white social behavior are misinterpreted by blacks as signs of weakness.

    We really are very different people. Southerners in the U.S. who had close personal contact with blacks for generations understood these differences and acted accordingly to separate themselves from blacks.

    Whites in the north who never had first-hand experience with blacks incorrectly assumed southern whites were just a bunch of backward rednecks.

    Today, the joys of diversity are experienced by everyone.

    • Athling

      To wit:

      If you live to be a hundred years old you will likely never see a black female doing something like this…

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FWMCMK6U5OWRHYIYJAF2TPFL2U thomas

        Yes…it’s always Whites apologizing for the misdeeds of diversity.

  • Ed_NY

    If Whites build it, blacks will surely come and destroy it!

  • Florida_resident

    [In 1775, the Royal Academy of Sciences in Paris made the statement that the Academy “will no longer accept or deal with proposals concerning perpetual motion. The reasoning was that perpetual motion is impossible to achieve and that the search for it is time consuming and very expensive. According to the members of the academy, those bright minds dedicating their time and resources to this search, could be utilized much better in other, more reasonable endeavors.] Cited from
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_perpetual_motion_machines#cite_
    Nevertheless, I constantly see on Drudge report and in many other places, including this post, the advertisement “Power Companies HATE This!”. They cleverly suggest you to buy (for $50.00) _not_ the device itself, but the blueprints of that particular perpetual motion machine. When it will not work (and you may be sure it will _not_ work), all claims will be easily rejected: “Ha-ha, you did not assemble it right!”
    I can not believe that our public is that un-educated.
     
    Respectfully, Florida resident.

  • http://profiles.google.com/fukdoodle jay jay

    This is a solvable problem. Make people apply for a membership card so their identities are known, put up surveillance cameras, and charge a fee for admission.  The billionaire mayor can’t figure this one out?

    The fecal outbreaks sound just plain nasty. It reminds me of what you routinely see at a monkey house.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JNUW2YXGD5SWPFAKPIOID2KEIQ Armando

    My white liberal friends will claim that such uncivilized behavior, as reported at Mccarren Pool, is not typical for blacks. These same white liberals will then move to the “we are all the same & there are bad apples in every bunch” pre-recorded script. But the absolute truth of the matter is that we see this same sad scenario repeated over and over again in parks, pools, neighborhoods, county fairs…anywhere and everywhere that blacks congregate in large numbers. We see this not just in the USA but also in cities around the world where large numbers of blacks live and play. When such uncivilized and often criminal behavior is repeated over and over again, it indicates there is something profoundly and inherently wrong with with that culture and people.

    • newscomments70

      The white liberals would also pontificate that blacks are discriminated against and treated like animals, therefore they act that way. It’s not their fault. It’s our fault for treating them this way with racial profiling,  not giving them more money for education programs, housing, etc. A liberal I know gently explained to me, “you just don’t understand the poverty”. He said it in a very effeminate manner and gestured with his hands. He is not gay by the way. Many white liberals have these mannerisms. White liberal men are overtly effiminate and white liberal females have masculine qualities. They affect stereotype mannerisms of homosexuals, even though they are straight. I don’t understand the phenomena, but I believe this is why blacks believe white males are effiminate and passive. The white males that blacks encounter mostly are white liberals. The only white males they know are effeminate and passive. I actually don’t blame them for having these opinions. How would they know any different?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rusty-Shackelford/1434757800 Rusty Shackelford

    I love the “victory dance”. Look mammy, ah done beats me up a white girl!!!! They should call it the mating dance of the Future Single Mom.

  • AmericanTaxPayerNoMore

    That “learn to swim” sign backfired if segregation was supposed to be the point.  I don’t believe that was the intent for if it were, they wouldn’t have a mixed race person as the visual focal point.

    The person getting ready to dive is black and white and that looks like they were promoting miscegenation.  Whites on one side, blacks on the other and in the middle, a huge picture of a mixed race person.

  • AmericanTaxPayerNoMore

    This is so disgusting.  I’ve heard about non-whites going to the bathroom out in the Streets and just wherever they happen to be at that particular moment in their own Countries but, regardless of how much I dislike them, I really did believe they wouldn’t do that here.

    Anyway, given how non-whites apparently still do use the bathroom wherever regardless of having access to bathrooms, I now wonder if I was right all those times when I blamed non-whites for all the salmonella and other gross bacteria that’s been found in our foods.

    • Up to my neck in CA

      The hippie type liberals who run in the Bay to Breakers race in SF do this every year. They are scum bags of the 1st order.
       
      The Mexicans poop and pee in the fields as they pick the fruits and vegetables in CA, contaminating the foods with all kinds of bacteria.

      • AmericanTaxPayerNoMore

        I’ve never in my life.  Never.  I just never wanted to believe this could actually be.  Not in America.  They really are turning her into a real live Third World CessPool.

        All I can really say is, I hope White People will figure out how to set up some sort of Fund we can contribute to in order to help our People get out.  The loan money will be paid back of course.  A loan center so to speak.  White People need to start relocating to the Whitest Areas possible so we can have strongholds.  I feel Conservative White Folk can take back what little Towns we have left if we can fill them (politics) with racially loyal folk who won’t welcome multiculturalism and work to rid the Town of it (no tax breaks, high rent, etc.).

        Let’s drive them out instead of allowing them to drive us out.  “We” will come to the end of the road eventually and I don’t think we can afford to let that happen.

      • Up to my neck in CA

        For the non-believers.
        http://www.google.com/#hl=en&sa=X&ei=wwJaUJmQOo_wigKZqYE4&ved=0CBoQvwUoAQ&q=bay+to+breakers+urinating&spell=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&fp=c987590a79ea3f6&biw=1280&bih=806

        The destruction of the White race is full steam ahead! The liberal brain washing and dumbing-down of our society is working.

  • Detroit_WASP

    We have an island here in the Detroit River called Belle Isle.  Pretty much the same story, blacks destroyed it.  In the summer it is solid black in the afternoon.  Early in the morning you can find a few liberal whites jogging there. 

    My dad took me to the island to fish back in the 70s.  I now usually go there early in the morning, or in the winter to feed the deer.   And I am always armed.  Wouldn’t go near the place on a hot summer afternoon.  The city has let the place fall into ruin.  Closed the small zoo and fish aquarium.  Someone ripped out all the copper plumbing from the once beautiful fountain and public restrooms.  

    Now the state is taking over the island, turning it into a state park, blacks don’t like it and see it as a racist move by whitey to control or “take back Detroit”

      

    • Up to my neck in CA

      Their ignorance knows no bounds. Take back Detroit? Whats to take back? They have a strange sense of pride. One AmRen poster once stated that a group of blacks entered a convention shouting “The Big D is in the house!” It must take a mentally handicapped person to have pride and “claim” Detroit with honor.
       
      I mean no disrespect to you about bashing Detroit, your posts show how wonderful and civilized and well run the city “used” to be, it is just sad to see what has become of the Big D. Your posts are always insightful about the decay of a once great American city, maybe you should write a story for AmRen about your experiences?

    • Up to my neck in CA

      Speaking of Belle Isle!!

      “Detroit police say a man was stabbed near a factory loading dock around 8 a.m. Thursday. Witnesses tell FOX 2’s Amy Andrews that just before break, a man jumped off his hi-lo machine and stabbed a union steward several times in the face, neck and chest.
      The victim’s cousin, who also works at the factory, says he was taken to St. John Hospital where he later died. Police say the suspect fled the factory and was later found at Belle Isle where he committed suicide.”
      http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/story/19593495/worker-cousin-fatally-stabbed-inside-detroit-chrsyler-factory

    • Sheila Dinehart

      When I went to Detroit I wanted to go to that wonderful place, it has such a neat history, but the people I was visiting suggested I avoid it because it had become too awful because of the kinds of things the blacks did there.

      • Detroit_WASP

        Go there EARLY in the morning just after daylight, til 10 am, or during the cold months and the place is deserted,  you will be fine.    

  • newscomments70

    White liberals tend to watch a myriad of Hollywood films. They believe that these films are real and use them to fuel their political agendas. It is unlikely that white liberals would actually socialize in a dangerous black neighborhood. They stay in their “white towers” and preach to us. 

  • Conan

     It will come back in some form or fashion no matter what the intellectuals say.

    They could cover up for black savagery in the 60’s and 70’s by simply not giving it coverage or passing it off a minor scuffle with no racial overtones. Thanks to the advent of camera phones and youtube, they simply cannot do this anymore.

    More and more whites are seeing raw footage of these incidents and getting their eyes opened. Look at the comments on any major news website that covers a black and white crime and tell me people aren’t waking up.

    They cannot cover up for their pets anymore and lose massive credibility everytime they attempt to. Time is on our side, not theirs.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/HMWZ2BOVLZVWF4A45YHMVZ6LFA Irene

    The real reason this pool was reopened was to create pork for the construction unions in heavily Democrat New York.

  • Puggg

    SBPDL keeps repeating a statistic that the average net wealth of a household that is headed by a single black woman and one or more children is $5.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3FUDSCIGCWHI6BPPAYCSS3VBKU jessej

      Sounds like major BS to me

  • Sheila Dinehart

    Wow…what a cool article (no real pun intended)…loved the visuals…especially interesting was the early history of swimming pools…I didn’t know they existed at such an early time, and that genders were seperated, and by class…and the poster is great.  This was really fun and interesting to read.  Thanks I loved it.

    I have visited NYC from time to time, but only Manhatten…Bloomberg is such an idiot.  What an embarrassment he must be to so many New Yorkers!  I can’t think of a more idiotic thing than a swimming hole that large for so many people of that nature. Gosh, those pics from bygone times juxtaposed with the recent one tell it all huh?  Things surely were different when the WASPS were in power…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3FUDSCIGCWHI6BPPAYCSS3VBKU jessej

    It is my belief that when any crowd gets out of control it is time to shut down the source of the problem. Obviously the unsanitary conditions cannot continue,  the assaults cannot continue.  The near riots will soon become real riots.  I am not sure what the problem is, but I have a good idea what would cure it.

  • http://jewamongyou.wordpress.com/ Reuben H

    When whites are forced to pay taxed for facilities they cannot use, that’s slavery.

    http://www.jewamongyou.wordpress.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ran-Kelvin/100000674993311 Ran Kelvin

    Well my state capital, university town cured that. The white liberals with black racist block voting took over the city. What has followed is years worth of building beautiful and modern recreation centers with pools that rival the best water parks- all in the black areas of town. Nothing, I mean nothing was built in the white areas. So problem solved, no place to attract the savages to the white areas. You are white and want a pool, build your own, you are white and want a safe recreation center for your kids, have your white church build one, you want to have special schools to teach children how to play an instrument, cook or paint- pay your own way with the private enterprises in town. Oh, you want free health care? If you are black, welcome to the city’s new health center for blacks, you are white, what’s wrong with you whitey- you pay your own doctor’s bills. The city/capital is Tallahassee, Florida.

  • AmericanTaxPayerNoMore

    I’ve peed in the bushes plenty.  Where I come from, we don’t talk about it.  Private stuff if ya know what I mean…

    I’m sure it was implied here, we don’t use the bathroom in the pool or any other Public Area.