Mike Bara writeth:
"Recently, a demented nutbag who hides behind the moniker "Expat" online made an accusation claiming that I had "lied" in a lecture about the fact that 2 streets in the Redondo Beach area where I work intersected. This was part of my "Dark Mission" lectures back in 2007-08 (I assume).
"Normally, I would just ignore Expat's idiocy because he is always obsessively claiming things about me. But this one is so stupid and so easily testable that I decided to bring it up.
image credit: Mike Bara
"As you can see from the image provided, the 2 streets in question, Isis Avenue and 33rd Street, certainly DO intersect with each other. How any idiot could miss this or call my claim a "lie" is beyond me, but then again Expat is so mentally unstable that I really shouldn't be surprised. It is actually pathetic the lengths that this man and others will go to in order attack me and make false claims about me. But it comes with the territory.
It's utterly amazing that a man of at least a little education would post a picture showing quite plainly two streets that do not intersect, claiming it as proof that they do. Even better when he's forced to depict the intersection happening right in the middle of the rail tracks. Here's another map view of the area, also showing the exact location of the 8-point star that he stated was at the non-existent intersection. Actually, you can easily see it on Mike's own doctored image. Again, he's saying "Look, I DIDN'T LIE" while showing a picture that proves he did.
That map is http://goo.gl/maps/813Q8
Here, in Google Streetview, is where 33rd dead-ends, in a self-storage facility:
...and here's where Isis dead-ends, on the other side of the rail tracks:
Got it, Mike?
By the way, I noted in a comment to the previous piece that Adrienne Loska, Mike's manager, had written to say that of course these streets intersect, you just have to draw extension lines. I replied "Y'know, Adrienne, by your logic you could say that Isis Ave. intersects Colorado Blvd in Pasadena. It does, if you draw a long enough extension."