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Joe Rogan explains why LA shutdown could be a disaster

Published: 22/Mar/2020 11:34 Updated: 22/Mar/2020 11:35

by Calum Patterson

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Los Angeles is now effectively in lockdown, alongside a number of other US cities, and Joe Rogan thinks that given the population and levels of poverty, it could spell disaster for many residents.

With almost 40 million people in the state of California, Rogan believes that the strains on both individuals and institutions could be massive, especially if the global health situation continues to worsen.

Always discussing current affairs on his massively popular Joe Rogan Experience podcast, the UFC commentator weighed in on the ongoing difficulties facing the country, alongside his guest, retired Navy SEAL Andy Stumpf.

Joe Rogan on his podcastJoe Rogan has serious concerns about what the LA shutdown could mean for some residents.

“My concern is that these decisions are being made by politicians and that they want to do this so they can be re-elected. They don’t want people to be upset at them for not acting,” Rogan starts.

He continues, that while he recognizes the importance of the steps being taken, there is a lack of clarity on how the situation will eventually be resolved.

Rogan was particularly concerned for the “staggering” number of people who will be left in debt. “The amount of people who live check-to-check, it’s crazy, it’s like half of America […] so already, most Americans are f**ked, just with this dip, and they’re talking about extending this [shutdown] until April 19.”

“I just don’t know if they have a plan,” Rogan continued, “how do you help those folks?”

Stumpf explained that in his home state of Montana, he has been quite impressed by how the school system has dealt with the crisis.

But this did little to put Rogan’s mind at ease, because Montana is a large state, but only has a population of just over a million, compared to California’s 40.

“California is 40 million f**king people, in this one spot, it’s so preposterous, and there’s so much poverty,” Rogan concludes. “There are so many people who are barely hanging on as it is, and now they’re off the cliff and they don’t know what to do. There’s no real protection to stop them being evicted, I don’t believe. ”

Stumpf hopes that the nation will buy into a “social contract”, focusing on the wellbeing of all, rather than each individual looking out for themselves. But Rogan is concerned that as a nation, the US has no experience with a crisis causing a shutdown for so long.

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David Dobrik spooked after drone leaves “creepy” note at his home

Published: 24/Oct/2020 13:21

by Georgina Smith

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Yet again, something bizarre has been dropped off at YouTuber David Dobrik’s house, this time a bag of Chipotle along with a slightly unnerving note flown into his backyard via drone.

David Dobrik has accumulated an enormous fan base on YouTube both as part of the Vlog Squad and as an independent creator. With 18.5 million subscribers, and 23.5 million followers on TikTok, he’s certainly not short of people who love his content and personality.

However, being an online personality of such a large scale comes with its lack of privacy, and that exposure to the world in turn has some bizarre side effects, as David has experienced before.

Earlier in October, the content creator was stunned to find that someone had left an actual kitten on his doorstep in a duffel bag. CCTV footage captured a mysterious stranger placing the bag at his door, but their identity could not be determined.

David Dobrik, Instagram
YouTube star David Dobrik is one of the platform’s most popular content creators, boasting over 18 million subscribers.

Clearly that incident has inspired others to try their luck at delivering something to his house without direct consent.

Mysterious drone arrives for David Dobrik

In a video uploaded to his TikTok account, David showed a small drone placing a paper bag of Chipotle in his backyard. “Bro, this is so scary. Someone f**king flew Chipotle on a drone into my backyard, I’m not f**king kidding. What if it’s a f**king bomb, what do I do?”

@daviddobrikIve never seen something like this♬ original sound – DAVID DOBRIK

Also attached to the machine was a little green bag, which when opened revealed some other items along with a small orange handwritten note.

The note stated “you probably do not know who we are. But soon, the name Project better will be much more familiar. Thank you for being awesome, see you soon.”

An orage letter sent to David Dobrik
TikTok: daviddobrik
The letter was definitely a little bit strange.

The mysterious group went on to say that “if you want to film it we’ll be at the nearest Chipotle on riverside with one picture on it. PS: the sauce is half-full because it was too heavy. Enjoy.”

While the incident appears to be relatively well-intentioned, it clearly freaked David and his friends out. The mysterious note referring to a group that will soon be “familiar” to him is certainly eerie, as is the ease at which it was able to access his yard.

It’s not yet clear whether David will really end up meeting the senders of the drone, or even if he ate the food it brought, but people certainly found it interesting as the video now has over 600,000 likes and 2.6 million views.