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Re: California Fires, PG&E, and Sacramento
« Reply #754 on: October 30, 2019, 04:57:02 AM »
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/california-blackouts-pge-jarrett-stepman?fbclid=IwAR1wPwQLpnOZG1DrbwrNC_6X7ZgcOmRwv47fsgzjo5qiXQYNxxFEWCudzP0

https://daysofsunshine.blog/2019/10/13/california-has-much-much-bigger-problems-than-wildfires/

"[Calif] choosing to invest in new green projects rather than make the necessary safety upgrades to its existing transmission systems. Those investment decisions are how California got the deadliest wildfire in state history last year."

$100B on failed high speed rail would have buried quite a few lines. If solar provided anything near what its proponents say, the connecting lines wouldn't be necessary.

Both the drought and the winds are human caused we are told, but for some unexplained reason it is localized to Calif, as other regions are experiencing record rainfall with minimal forest fire risk:  "Wettest year on record in US"
https://www.mprnews.org/story/2019/09/10/multiple-rain-waves-through-thursday-wettest-year-on-record-is-us

Calif gets roughly 0% of its energy from coal, 3 million tons per year versus China at 3.4 Billion tons per yer, an impressive accomplishment, but aren't those fires emitting more heat and CO2 per square mile than fossil fuels?
https://www.livescience.com/1981-wildfires-release-cars.html
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Bad Environmental Policy Causing California Forests to be Net CO2 Emitters
« Reply #755 on: October 31, 2019, 02:28:03 PM »
Wildfires Caused By Bad Environmental Policy Are Causing California Forests To Be Net CO2 Emitters

https://www.forbes.com/sites/chuckdevore/2019/02/25/wildfires-caused-by-bad-environmental-policy-are-causing-california-forests-to-be-net-co2-emitters/#11e9da255e30

Forbes makes a point I tried to make yesterday.

If you truly cared about CO2 emissions, you would invest in this and not that.  Clearing underbrush, not solar panels, for example.  The obsession with 'climate change' detracts from real causes, real actions and real solutions.

"This is California’s big secret: it’s not climate change that’s burning up the forests, killing people, and destroying hundreds of homes; it’s decades of environmental mismanagement that has created a tinderbox of unharvested timber, dead trees, and thick underbrush."

"the timber harvest infrastructure is less than one-third of what it was 30 years ago"

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The federal government owns 46% of Calif land, 85% of Nevada.  The state and federal government make the  rules for private land as well.
https://ballotpedia.org/Federal_land_ownership_by_state#Federal_land_by_state


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California Steamin'
« Reply #757 on: November 12, 2019, 10:35:33 PM »
http://ace.mu.nu/archives/384280.php

'Oh, I'm covered in brown, and the skies are grey...'

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Re: California
« Reply #758 on: November 13, 2019, 07:15:58 AM »
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« Reply #759 on: November 14, 2019, 06:02:18 AM »
2 judges stopped prop 187

and now California controlled by illegals and libs

https://pjmedia.com/victordavishanson/what-happened-to-california-republicans/


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Re: CA DMV selling personal data
« Reply #762 on: November 28, 2019, 06:25:38 PM »

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California Ammo
« Reply #764 on: December 12, 2019, 06:59:07 AM »

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Re: California
« Reply #766 on: December 17, 2019, 09:00:22 AM »
I get the Cog Diss of the Left and California threads confused. This fits in either.



Leftists helping workers.  Ugh.  With friends like that, who needs enemies?


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California: New Law says public schools can't suspend disobedient students
« Reply #768 on: December 29, 2019, 06:45:49 AM »
Isn't this the same logic that contributed to the failure to act on the warning signs of the Parkland shooter?

https://www.kron4.com/news/california/california-public-schools-cant-suspend-students-for-disobeying-teachers-new-law-says/


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The Four Families of California
« Reply #769 on: December 31, 2019, 08:30:42 PM »
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLkF6zLxg_U&feature=share


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The connections date back at least 80 years, to when Jerry Brown’s father, Pat Brown, ran for San Francisco district attorney, losing in 1939 but winning in 1943, with the help of his close friend and Gavin Newsom’s grandfather, businessman William Newsom.

As mayor, Newsom became nationally recognized for ordering the distribution of marriage licenses to same-sex couples. And the shop with the mop sink upstairs, PlumpJack Wines, grew into a line of successful restaurants, hotels, and wineries managed by Newsom’s sister, Hilary.

A Times review of campaign finance records identified eight of San Francisco’s best-known families as being among Newsom’s most loyal and long-term contributors. Among those patrons are the Gettys, the Pritzkers and the Fishers, whose families made their respective fortunes in oil, hotels and fashion. They first backed him when he was a restaurateur and winery owner running for a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1998, and have continued their support through the governor’s race.

They are not Newsom’s largest donors: The families in total have given about $2 million of the $61 million that donors have contributed to his campaigns and independent committees backing those bids. But they gave while he was a relative unknown, providing crucial support to a political newcomer in the years before his campaign accounts piled high with cash from labor unions, Hollywood honchos, tech billionaires and donors up and down the state.

Gavin Newsom is succeeding someone who could be considered his quasi-uncle, since his inauguration continues the decades-long saga of four San Francisco families intertwined by blood, by marriage, by money, by culture and, of course, by politics – the Browns, the Newsoms, the Pelosi's and the Gettys.

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) defeated businessman John Cox (R) in the general election on November 6, 2018, for governor of California.

President Donald Trump (R) endorsed Cox and former President Barack Obama (D) endorsed Newsom in the race. The forecasting outlets Ballotpedia covered rated the race either Safe Democratic or Solid Democratic in the month leading up to election day.

Fast forward two decades. Gov. Pat Brown’s administration developed Squaw Valley for the 1960s winter Olympics and afterward awarded a concession to operate it to William Newsom and his partner, John Pelosi.


The Squaw Valley concession was controversial at the time and created something of a rupture between the two old friends.

William Newsom wanted to make significant improvements to the ski complex, including a convention center, but Brown’s Department of Parks and Recreation balked. Newsom and his son, an attorney also named William, held a series of contentious meetings with officials over the issue.

An eight-page memo about those 1966 meetings from the department’s director, Fred Jones, buried in the Pat Brown archives, describes the Newsoms as being embittered and the senior Newsom threatening to “hurt the governor politically” as Brown ran for a third term that year against Ronald Reagan.

After Newsom retired from the bench in 1995, he became administrator of Gordon Getty’s own trust, telling one interviewer, “I make my living working for Gordon Getty.” The trust provided seed money for the Plump Jack chain of restaurants and wine shops that Newson’s son, Gavin, and Gordon Getty’s son, Billy, developed, the first being in a Squaw Valley hotel.

Yet the early hand he received in politics and business continues to form the basis of criticism against him. Newsom’s opponents in the mayor’s race painted him as privileged and out of touch. In the gubernatorial contest, former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Treasurer John Chiang, both Democrats, are beginning to do the same.

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Re: California: Bureaucrats sandbagging recall of Gov. Newsom
« Reply #771 on: January 04, 2020, 12:54:26 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MF5HumSCUTc&feature=share

“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” -John F. Kennedy




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Dems going after Prop 13
« Reply #774 on: January 06, 2020, 04:24:14 AM »

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Re: California
« Reply #775 on: January 10, 2020, 08:23:58 AM »




Two Enemies’ Quiet Deal on Homelessness

Even as President Trump publicly rails against California leaders, senior officials in his administration are quietly making significant progress toward a potential deal to give Los Angeles federal funds and land to help shelter its growing homeless population.

The movement follows a series of phone calls involving Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti and L.A. County Supervisor Kathryn Barger. On Thursday, Garcetti sent Carson and Trump a letter formally asking for help. Officials would not say how much money is on the table or how close they are to an agreement.

A deal offers potential risk for both men, but also potential reward. Trump has suggested he sees a chance to play hero in the face of what he calls failing Democratic leadership. And Garcetti, who endorsed Joe Biden for the Democratic nomination for president the same day he sent Trump his letter, has tried to cast himself as a bridge builder who will do anything to help the city.

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Re: California
« Reply #776 on: January 10, 2020, 09:20:17 AM »
"quietly making significant progress toward a potential deal to give Los Angeles federal funds and land to help shelter its growing homeless population."

   - Maybe they could set aside some land south of the border to house the millions of 'Unauthorized Immigrants' caught in this crisis - and name it Mexico.


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Re: California
« Reply #777 on: January 10, 2020, 06:21:33 PM »
"quietly making significant progress toward a potential deal to give Los Angeles federal funds and land to help shelter its growing homeless population."

   - Maybe they could set aside some land south of the border to house the millions of 'Unauthorized Immigrants' caught in this crisis - and name it Mexico.

An idea so crazy, it just might work!


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