How do you spell hypocrisy : here we all are, sheltering in place...

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How do you spell hypocrisy: Here we all are, no matter where you live, sheltering in place; meanwhile, here in Los Angeles, flights from Wuhan are landing at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

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As most of you know, I am a Beverly Hills Realtor who calls the 90045 zip code, Westchester, CA, home.   Westchester is in very close proximity to LAX. I have written many posts and taken many pictures of airplanes landing for your enjoyment. 

We have been Sheltering in Place for an exceptionally long time – 4 weeks, 5 weeks, 6 weeks – in the beginning I was counting the days but at this point, it doesn’t matter. It feels like years as we go through phases and daily changes that effect not just the life of a Realtor, but everyone.  Overnight, our lives were made to drastically stop.

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The quest for ‘survival’ turned into a quest for supplies - the most basic necessities such as toilet paper, water, kitty litter, pet food, and sanitizing products just to name a few. After six plus weeks, let’s add to that the quest for the mental health of ourselves, our friends, acquaintances and coworkers.  Diane and I have been playing by the rules; she is doing her best working from home which is something I have been familiar with long before now.  She has now taken a reduction in pay, but is thankful that she still has a job as some of our neighbors and friends have either been furloughed or, worse, laid off.  We also count our blessings that we have our rescue animals – they are enjoying this most of all since they are unaware of the pandemic and related economic consequences; they are just happy to have mom and dad home all day every day! Ignorance is bliss!

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 Over the past couple of weeks, I have noticed more traffic on the road, more people milling out and about. Most notably, I noticed more planes coming in and going out of LAX at a much more frequent rate.  We had been getting rather used to the quiet solitude of less flights. 

That changed three nights ago.  For those who don’t know, LAX has flight restrictions between 1 am and 6 am trying to be a good neighbor to 90045 Westchester residents. I woke up at 2:20 a.m. to a plane that  flew over our home, clearly off course and out of the flight restriction pattern. It was followed by about 3 additional planes coming and going until about 3:00 am when I fell back to sleep. Curiosity got the better of me that morning so after checking my emails, I searched for flight arrivals and departures to LAX.  My initial reaction was ‘shock’, ‘outrage’ and ‘annoyance’ to name a few. See for yourself where these international arrivals were coming from. A picture is worth a thousand words as they say!

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We all have been concerned about the “supply chain” yet, have no worries, the supply chain is back on track. As you are listening to the media and the politicians talking about “staying at home for your own good and the good of everyone’s health and safety so we can flatten the curve, truth be told we have flights coming in from, of all places, WUHAN.  In fact, Governor Gavin Newsom made a deal to buy masks from electric car maker, BYD, in China.  Why not have our own U.S. electric car manufacturers make masks for us.  Do you really want to wear a mask that was made in China?  I don’t.  Is there another agenda?  Looking at all the flights, these are all supply flights and what are they bringing in? Toilet paper? Corona Virus? Just thinking out loud here. It’s time to wake up and hold the people in charge accountable. (Speaking of, Diane wrote to our councilman, Mike Bonin, and she is still waiting for an explanation, as it was ‘referred to his LAX liaison’) 

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I  am a firm believer that Sheltering in Place is not sustainable for two years or however long it takes while the antidote for the virus is being created. Sweden has not had a lock down and they appear to be having things under control, how do you explain that?  I welcome all your comments positive or negative, let me know where I am going wrong or what I am missing. In the mean time please stay safe and healthy.

Wishing you a safe and healthy life and I look forward to your comments.

If you are looking for a knowledgeable, focused and goal-oriented Realtor in the Beverly Hills area who will help you achieve your Real Estate goals, please reach out to me directly!

If you are looking for a pet friendly Beverly Hills Realtor who can handle and sell the most difficult properties that no one else could, please reach out to me directly!! If you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxury home, luxury investment real estate, luxury vacation homes, or luxury beach properties in Southern California, Los Angeles, Century City, Westwood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Marina Del Rey, Venice or Malibu, feel free to contact me at 310.486.1002 ( m)  homes@endrebarath.com or visit one of my websites at https://www.endrebarath.com  I contribute a portion of my commission to local animal rescue organizations.

 

 

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Kathy Streib
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Endre- I have no idea where to start. Hypocrisy goes hand in hand with anyone in politics...from a mayor who gets her hair done while salons are closed (her reasoning was that she is the face of her town and needs to look good) to a former elected higher up out playing golf while everyone else had to stay in. 

And yes...many others are making nothing because their businesses are closed so why is Congress sitting at home and still getting paid. Get to work. 

And we have to stop relying on China for their cheap labor and goods. Enough!

May 03, 2020 07:09 PM #23
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Carol Williams agreed on all counts, Endre

May 03, 2020 09:51 PM #24
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Mike Cooper, GRI  well as Michael Jacobs   would say well it depends....

May 03, 2020 09:53 PM #25
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Grant Schneider  good for you and those are direct comments from Diane:)Endre

May 03, 2020 09:54 PM #26
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®  and Anna Banana Kruchten Arizona's Top Banana!  must be nice not working and getting paid full salary and not counting the under the table stuff, Endre

May 03, 2020 09:55 PM #27
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Anna Banana Kruchten Arizona's Top Banana!  again we are on the same page and our three cats and our dog will be very depressed when we can resume our "normal lives":))Endre

May 03, 2020 09:56 PM #28
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George Souto  I agree with your comment 100% Endre

May 03, 2020 09:58 PM #29
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Lynn B. Friedman  thank you for your comment  study the definition of Hypocrisy closer and you will get the answer Endre

May 03, 2020 10:04 PM #30
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400   still waiting:))Endre

May 03, 2020 10:06 PM #31
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®  you are spot on indeed the rules are not the same for all parties, Endre

May 03, 2020 10:08 PM #32
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Kathy Streib  my hair is starting to look  very "gentlemanly":)) ha ha agreed that is so ironic... and the Golfer I missed that one...I am sure he or she is very entitled and deserves special treatment, Endre

May 03, 2020 10:09 PM #33
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We are definitely living in strange and interesting times today.

May 03, 2020 10:56 PM #34
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Endre Barath, Jr. - Thoughts are rumbling through my brain. For brevity sake, and "For What It's Worth," Buffalo Springfield said it best:

There's something happening here
What it is ain't exactly clear
There's a man with a gun over there
Telling me I got to beware
I think it's time we stop, children, what's that sound
Everybody look what's going down..."

 

May 04, 2020 11:44 AM #35
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400  Diane ended up sending a second email letting them know she is still interested in the answer see cut and paste:

Apologies for the delay. I spoke to our LAX-liaison and he told me the following. Since Wuhan has seen drastically declining numbers and has been engaging in a strict cleaning and testing protocol, airport and health officials felt that a prohibition was not required.

 

Debe Maxwell, CRS  look at the feedback after second request by Diane:))

May 04, 2020 06:02 PM #36
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Do you see a difference in the environmental issues where you are such as air pollution and the local flora and fauna in more evidence?

As the shipments are concerned someone is making a large profit from the air cargo coming in in such large quantities.  It's always about the money.  I won't talk about the upcoming elections but a large number of people are benefiting with current conditions.

May 05, 2020 06:35 PM #37
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Patricia Feager and Buffalo Springfield said it best! Strange times indeed

May 07, 2020 09:33 PM #38
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MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900  I blame the politicians for their ulterior motives and sadly when I read the various news portals all I can do is shake my head.... FYI I get the Boston Globe still do you know what they call it in their email? "Ten Stories You need to read" seriously? Stories??? I want the news....Endre

May 10, 2020 10:34 PM #39
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP  I used to be a big Buffalo Springfield fan.... do you remember who was in the group? Bunch of great musicians:))Endre

May 10, 2020 10:35 PM #40
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Susan McCall, Helping with smiles and care!  just to be clear on both sides of the isle,  Democrats and Republicans indeed follow the money.... Endre

May 10, 2020 10:37 PM #41
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Kristal Wilson  you beat me to it, just coming around to comment:)Endre

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