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« Reply #500 on: March 07, 2016, 09:09:43 AM »

http://www.capoliticalreview.com/capoliticalnewsandviews/ca-property-crimes-up-116-in-2015-per-fbi/
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« Reply #501 on: March 07, 2016, 09:12:53 AM »


Obviously not enough gun laws yet.
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« Reply #502 on: March 07, 2016, 09:13:42 AM »

http://www.capoliticalreview.com/capoliticalnewsandviews/15-central-american-gang-members-arrested-for-multiple-california-murders/
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« Reply #503 on: March 08, 2016, 11:48:46 PM »

http://www.sfgate.com/outdoors/article/Storms-filling-up-Northern-California-lakes-and-6875778.php
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« Reply #504 on: March 16, 2016, 09:04:33 AM »

Sometimes this site is over the top, but more frequently it is California that is over the top.

http://www.capoliticalreview.com/capoliticalnewsandviews/
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« Reply #505 on: March 19, 2016, 03:11:10 PM »

http://www.capoliticalreview.com/capoliticalnewsandviews/lao-report-high-speed-rail-plan-from-san-fran-and-ends-at-shafter-population-18000/
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« Reply #506 on: May 04, 2016, 09:12:18 AM »

Sometimes this source hyperventilates but on the whole it digs deep where others do not.

http://www.capoliticalreview.com/capoliticalnewsandviews/

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« Reply #507 on: May 26, 2016, 11:44:08 AM »

http://www.investors.com/politics/commentary/californias-64-billion-bullet-train-to-nowhere-gets-delayed-again/
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« Reply #508 on: June 07, 2016, 11:53:57 AM »

EDITORIAL: One law for us, another for you

California’s legislative hypocrisy a failure of democracy
By THE WASHINGTON TIMES - The Washington Times - Monday, June 6, 2011

The California state Senate voted 28-8 Wednesday to exempt itself from the pointless gun-control laws that apply to the rest of the populace. Legislators apparently think they alone are worthy to pack heat on the streets for personal protection, and the masses ought to wait until the police arrive.

This is just one of many bills Golden State politicians used this legislative session to set themselves apart from the little people, the ones who pay their inflated salaries. Annual compensation for legislators averages about $140,000, not counting luxurious perks such as taxpayer-funded cars and free gasoline. By comparison, the average Californian earns $50,000 a year, and the unemployment rate is 11.9 percent - far above the national average. Exact salaries for state assemblymen and senators are obscured by the use of a "per diem" payment scheme that shelters a significant chunk of income from taxation.

Attempts by a handful of reformers to require politicians to provide a full annual disclosure of the benefits received from the public treasury have been rebuffed. Currently, government officials must file a statement of economic interests revealing income from any source other than a local, state or federal government agency. Gifts worth more than $50 also must be disclosed, but lawmakers rejected a bill that would have prohibited acceptance of concert and sporting event tickets, gift cards, spa treatments, golf outings and other benefits from lobbyists trying to buy votes.

Bills of this nature never meet an honest fate in which roll-call votes put members on the record as favoring or opposing each idea. Instead, reform measures are held in committee to die quietly as legislative deadlines pass. As of last week, it's effectively impossible for a bill to become law if it hasn't already passed in at least one of the chambers.

Such a silent death sentence was imposed on a bill that would have eliminated the practice of allowing select public employees to avoid paying red-light-camera tickets and escape any consequence for using toll roads without paying. The current system grants free rides to politicians, court workers, police officers, city council members, social workers, meter maids and their spouses. The bill failed even after a compromise amendment deleted the requirement to pay red-light-camera tickets.

The arrogance of the political class is certainly not limited to California. Federal law prohibits private companies from pestering the public with unwanted telemarketing calls from businesses, but Congress exempted "political organizations" - i.e., themselves - from its provisions. In Sacramento, an attempt failed to establish a special Do Not Call list for people who don't want to listen to automated calls from California pols.

Left coast politicians lack all shame regarding their self-enrichment at public expense. Even though their outrageous conduct has sunk a once-prosperous state $10 billion in debt, the public seems not to care. In November, voters recycled Jerry Brown as governor even though Gov. Moonbeam's disastrous tenure during the 1970s enabled the compensation packages for a unionized public sector that are busting the budget today. When California finally goes bankrupt, voters need only look in the mirror when wondering who deserves the blame.

© Copyright 2016 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.
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« Reply #509 on: June 07, 2016, 01:10:52 PM »

Whoops-- deceptively presented, turns out that was 5 years ago.
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« Reply #510 on: June 08, 2016, 01:42:30 PM »


 
The Zombie Voter Apocalypse: California Refuses to Admit Its Voter Fraud Problem
Hans von Spakovsky / Jana Minich / May 26, 2016

Hollywood has always loved making films about the walking dead, but in Southern California it appears they have a real life problem with “zombie” voters.
An investigation by CBSLA2 and KCAL9 found that hundreds of deceased persons are still on voter registration rolls in the area, and that many of these names have been voting for years in Los Angeles.

For example, John Cenkner died in 2003, according to Social Security Administration records, yet he voted in the 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, and 2010 elections. His daughter told the station that she was “astounded” and couldn’t “understand how anybody” could get away with this.

Another voter, Julita Abutin, died in 2006 but voted in 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2014. According to CBS, the county confirmed they have “signed vote-by-mail envelopes” from Abutin since she passed away. So either someone has been forging her signature or her ghost has quite an earthly presence.
The investigation revealed that 265 deceased persons voted in Southern California, 215 of them in Los Angeles County. Thirty-two were repeat voters, with eight posthumously-cast ballots each. One woman who died in 1988 has been voting for 26 years, including in the 2014 election.

This report comes 20 years after the contested election of Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., from this same area. An investigation by a U.S. House committee found that hundreds of illegal ballots were cast by noncitizens and improper absentee ballots.

In that 1996 election, when she defeated incumbent Bob Dornan, a winning margin of 979 votes was whittled down to only 35 votes or fewer when that voter fraud was factored in. In cases like these, where elections are decided by only a small number of votes, the harmful effects of voter fraud are most obvious.

Yet here, two decades later, California has still not taken the necessary steps to ensure the reliability of its electoral system.

As a result of the investigation, Los Angeles County supervisors called for an investigation into the findings. Even if these particular zombie voters did not change the outcome of an election, each fraudulently cast ballot stole and diluted the vote of a legitimate voter.

Cases like these and many others show that voter fraud is a real phenomenon and a potential threat to the integrity of the election process.

The Los Angeles County Registrar pointed to the 1200 to 2000 voter registrations removed every month to update records and told reporters, “There’s really no way to connect a person whose death is recorded with a person who is registered to vote unless we get some kind of notification from the family.”
But that is plain nonsense. Other states do frequent comparisons between their voter registration lists and the death databases maintained by the Social Security Administration, and other state agencies consult vital records departments in order to remove voters who have died.

The CBS investigation shows both that voter fraud exists and that this type of fraudulent voting is detectable through proper investigation.

CBS reports that California is the only state that does not comply with the Help America Vote Act of 2002, something the Obama administration has basically ignored.

The Help America Vote Act establishes mandatory minimum standards of accuracy for state voter registration lists and requires states to engage in regular maintenance and updates to remove ineligible voters who die or move away.

California is obviously not complying with these requirements.
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« Reply #511 on: June 18, 2016, 11:20:00 PM »

https://www.firearmspolicy.org/petitions/ab1673/?mc_cid=cc77fd32d4&mc_eid=c42be3e26b
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« Reply #512 on: June 20, 2016, 10:26:14 PM »

https://www.firearmspolicy.org/alerts/alert-even-more-anti-gun-bills-to-be-voted-on-tomorrow/?mc_cid=c8dba004ad&mc_eid=c42be3e26b
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« Reply #513 on: June 29, 2016, 06:22:47 AM »

http://www.doctorhousingbubble.com/california-domestic-migration-housing-prices-net-migration-real-estate/

Tick tock.
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« Reply #514 on: July 26, 2016, 11:06:17 AM »

https://www.firearmspolicy.org/alerts/ca-gun-rights-update-dont-believe-the-media/?mc_cid=ff91aa66cf&mc_eid=c42be3e26b
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« Reply #515 on: September 09, 2016, 10:22:54 AM »

https://www.firearmspolicy.org/petitions/demand-gov-brown-veto-the-anti-gun-bills-at-his-desk/
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« Reply #516 on: September 12, 2016, 11:38:54 AM »

https://www.firearmspolicy.org/join/
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« Reply #517 on: September 13, 2016, 11:33:05 AM »

https://www.firearmspolicy.org/petitions/demand-gov-brown-veto-the-anti-gun-bills-at-his-desk/?mc_cid=a5f630e226&mc_eid=c42be3e26b
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« Reply #518 on: September 28, 2016, 12:10:42 AM »

Several truly hideous new gun laws passed this session.

At least this:

September 27, 2016
 
Following a season of heartaches for California gun owners, Governor Jerry Brown has, in the closing days of the legislative cycle, decided in favor of the Second Amendment for the remaining gun bills on his desk. As of last night, he struck down two bad bills (AB 450 and SB 1332) and upheld one of the good ones (AB 2510).
 
VETOED – AB 450, according to its author, Assemblyman Kevin McCarty, would have “clarified” current law regarding concealed weapon permits and would have mandated that the issuing authority charge a fee “sufficient” to cover the cost of CCW issuance and administration. In reality, this bill would have lifted the limits placed on CCW fees, and, as a result, many prospective CCW holders would be “priced out of the market”—meaning that, potentially, only those of greater means would be able to afford a carry permit. It is important, also, to note that this bill was a blatant attempt to insert the state into decisions and affairs of the local government.
 
VETOED – SB 1332, authored by Senator Tony Mendoza, would have allowed spouses and domestic partners to jointly register a firearm under both of their names. However, this bill would also have severely crippled the process of the loaning of firearms—shortening the period during which the firearm can be loaned from 30 days down to 10.  Furthermore, SB 1332 would have opened up the use of money from the Firearm Safety and Enforcement Fund for use in other DOJ projects.
 
SIGNED – SB 2510, authored by Assemblyman Eric Linder, allows local law enforcement agencies to do away with the current cumbersome and easily damaged paper CCW permits in favor of a new standardized CCW identification cards.  These ID cards—already issued in certain California counties—would no longer need to be carried in conjunction with the large paper permits, are easily carried in a wallet/pocket/purse, are more durable, and would have the permit holder’s picture printed on it (making it easier for law enforcement to match the permit to the permit holder).
 
We at GOC would like to thank Governor Jerry Brown for his action on these pieces of legislation, and to thank every one of our members for standing with us in this year’s fight for the Second Amendment!
 
Stay armed and informed,
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« Reply #519 on: September 28, 2016, 07:22:34 AM »

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/440479/california-state-water-project-funds-overpay-government-employees-nationwide
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« Reply #520 on: September 28, 2016, 09:57:41 AM »

Very good piece.
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« Reply #521 on: September 30, 2016, 02:32:50 PM »

Good news out of Sacramento.

With only one day left to spare, Governor Jerry Brown has signed the last pro-gun bill on his desk.

SB 443, by Senator Holly Mitchell, reforms current civil asset forfeiture laws which allow law enforcement to permanently seize your property, including your firearms, without due process.

As a civil rights organization that represents the interests of some of the most regulated, tracked, and legislated classes of people, we believe it is imperative that our supporters have access to their constitutionally guaranteed private property and due process rights.

That is why we have supported this contentious bill in the Legislature and it is why we actively fought to have Governor Brown sign it. 
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« Reply #522 on: October 12, 2016, 12:40:21 PM »

http://www.capoliticalreview.com/capoliticalnewsandviews/why-you-should-vote-no-on-californias-proposition-63-make-criminals-nervous/
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« Reply #523 on: November 09, 2016, 10:06:12 PM »

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/california-dreamin-many-golden-state-want-secede-trump-s-u-n681796

Time for a divorce.
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« Reply #524 on: November 12, 2016, 10:44:15 AM »

http://www.capoliticalreview.com/capoliticalnewsandviews/
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« Reply #525 on: November 26, 2016, 05:05:17 PM »

http://www.capoliticalreview.com/capoliticalnewsandviews/will-trump-supporters-save-the-republican-party-in-california/
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« Reply #526 on: December 01, 2016, 07:02:55 PM »

http://rare.us/story/california-decides-to-regulate-cow-farts-in-order-to-fight-global-warming/

How did we ever survive the buffalo?
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« Reply #527 on: December 02, 2016, 10:58:18 AM »

http://www.capoliticalreview.com/capoliticalnewsandviews/greenhut-california-gops-final-death-throes/
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« Reply #528 on: December 03, 2016, 03:05:13 PM »

https://www.firearmspolicy.org/alerts/breaking-anti-gun-xavier-becerra-tapped-to-replace-kamala-harris-as-ca-ag/?mc_cid=78bca74c0e&mc_eid=c42be3e26b

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