Rents in Tulsa up 1.3% over past month

This month Apartment List reports the national rent index jumped another 2.5%, tying last month’s record-setting growth. The national median rent has now increased by 11.5% in 2021, and is 9.4% above the pre-pandemic level from March 2020. That’s inflation.

Rents are still below pre-pandemic levels in a handful of pricey markets (e.g., San Francisco, NYC), but even in these cities prices are quickly rebounding. In fact, rents are now increasing in virtually all of the nation’s 100 largest cities. What follows are the Tulsa Metro highlights and national market illustration.

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There’s more to death than Covid-19

Breathless headlines featuring ‘the Virus” are beginning to fade into a chronic undercurrent of fear thy neighbor for he might be bearing the gift of Covid. What you won’t see in the headlines are stories about a more pervasive and ultimately more lethal virus: a growing disregard for others and devaluation of life. Rampant homicides are disheartening enough, but more shocking is the shifting morality in medicine.

News headlines gave the impression that the newly instituted Covid rules were designed to save lives, yet we soon learned the lockdowns, masking, school closures did more harm than good. Meanwhile—in plain sight—government-sanctioned sacrifice of the elderly was taking place.

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Freedom Watch vs. Dr. Fauci

Updated Pres. Trump Statement: On July 5-6, 2021, Freedom Watch commenced the Third Continental Congress in Philadelphia, the birthplace of liberty. Delegates from around the country, as well as experts from Israel, gave their testimony and analysis about the crimes committed by Dr. Anthony Fauci on behalf of the “government.” The Third Continental Congress will be resuming for further deliberations on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 and can be watched in real time at www.freedomwatchusa.org and www.crowdsourcethetruth.com, beginning at 11:00 AM eastern and 8 AM pacific.

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Larry Elder needed to fix California

With Larry Elder’s announcement to run for governor, many Californians breathed a huge sigh of relief. What was needed was a standard bearer for issues: someone who is credible, reasonable, libertarian (the sweet spot median of the state) and a longstanding history with the Californian people. Only that type of candidate is palatable to California voters. And I’m not just thinking for the short term win of this recall election but someone that can get re-elected in one year. Larry Elder fits all the criteria for a long-shot underdog victory and sustainable governance.

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Tulsan in service on USS Tulsa

Mass communications specialist William Stephens, supports USS Tulsa (LCS 16) in the U.S. 7th Fleet

PHILIPPINE SEA (July 16, 2021) — A Sailor born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, serves aboard Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS 16), a U.S. Navy vessel named to honor Oklahoma’s second-largest city.

Petty Officer 2nd class William Chase Stephens is a mass communications specialist (MC) stationed aboard the Guam-based submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40), and volunteered to fill a critical manning gap as the MC aboard Tulsa during its rotational deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility.

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