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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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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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California kooks keeping kicking us in the face
« Reply #781 on: February 07, 2020, 05:53:55 AM »


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Re: President Trump to visit Central Valley next week
« Reply #783 on: February 13, 2020, 08:35:23 AM »
http://www.capoliticalreview.com/capoliticalnewsandviews/trump-making-surprise-visit-to-central-valley-next-week/

Great news!  It's time to take Calif seriously.  Run a 50 state campaign.  Margin of victory (or defeat) matters.  Change the momentum.  Look at how energized the Left is to someday win Texas.  Not all Californians are Leftist, coastal elites!

Trump went into Ilhan Omar's district Leftist Mpls and called out her radicalism.  He brought out the rest of the state.  Why not call out the people who are destroying California - in California?

Republicans need wins there to take back the House and Trump needs to win back the House to have any real success in his second term.  [Losing the House was his biggest failure.]

Surrendering Calif to the Leftists helps no one.

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Re: California
« Reply #788 on: March 17, 2020, 04:12:06 PM »
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Re: San Jose orders gun store to close
« Reply #791 on: March 19, 2020, 05:55:00 PM »
https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/03/18/coronavirus-san-jose-orders-gun-store-to-close-in-one-of-first-tests-of-essential-under-shelter-order/

If you wait until crisis times to buy a gun, it's probably too late anyway....

That is the lesson of March 2020, that the preppers already knew.  If they can run out of and prevent the sale of things as safe and simple as sanitisers, masks and toilet paper (and food?), the whole second amendment thing must be anticipated, not bought when you need it - or after you need it.  Gun isn't right for everyone but if people start needing to stockpile cash and other things others might desperately need, you need a plan.

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Re: San Jose orders gun store to close
« Reply #792 on: March 19, 2020, 07:17:55 PM »
Yup. A week ago, you could get a decent AR-15 for around 500 bucks. Not to mention magazines and bulk ammo dirt cheap. Not so much now.


https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/03/18/coronavirus-san-jose-orders-gun-store-to-close-in-one-of-first-tests-of-essential-under-shelter-order/

If you wait until crisis times to buy a gun, it's probably too late anyway....

That is the lesson of March 2020, that the preppers already knew.  If they can run out of and prevent the sale of things as safe and simple as sanitisers, masks and toilet paper (and food?), the whole second amendment thing must be anticipated, not bought when you need it - or after you need it.  Gun isn't right for everyone but if people start needing to stockpile cash and other things others might desperately need, you need a plan.

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Re: San Jose orders gun store to close
« Reply #793 on: March 19, 2020, 09:04:56 PM »
This is why MS-13 didn't rush out to buy TP and water. They will be going door to door collecting instead...


https://concealednation.org/2020/03/anti-gun-people-now-want-guns-and-theyre-surprised-you-cant-buy-them-online-and-have-them-shipped-to-their-homes/


Yup. A week ago, you could get a decent AR-15 for around 500 bucks. Not to mention magazines and bulk ammo dirt cheap. Not so much now.


https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/03/18/coronavirus-san-jose-orders-gun-store-to-close-in-one-of-first-tests-of-essential-under-shelter-order/

If you wait until crisis times to buy a gun, it's probably too late anyway....

That is the lesson of March 2020, that the preppers already knew.  If they can run out of and prevent the sale of things as safe and simple as sanitisers, masks and toilet paper (and food?), the whole second amendment thing must be anticipated, not bought when you need it - or after you need it.  Gun isn't right for everyone but if people start needing to stockpile cash and other things others might desperately need, you need a plan.

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Re: California
« Reply #794 on: March 25, 2020, 09:44:37 AM »
Last night, the Los Angeles County Sheriff announced that he would be suspending efforts to close down gun stores after receiving an opinion from Los Angeles County counsel that gun stores could in fact be classified as essential businesses under the Governor's executive order. This comes as the Los Angeles Mayor announced that the Department of Water and Power will shut off services to non-essential businesses that don't comply with the "safer at home" ordinance. 
Your NRA-ILA will continue to monitor this situation and will report on further developments.

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LA Sheriff reverses course again
« Reply #795 on: March 27, 2020, 08:54:49 AM »
California: Los Angeles Sheriff Reverses Course Again and Orders Gun Stores to Close to the Public!
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva took to twitter to announce he is once again ordering the closure of guns stores to almost all retail traffic.  This comes after the closure was announced, then lifted, but is now back in place. The Sheriff issued the below statement, placing extreme limitations on firearm stores and how they can conduct business.
 
In this case, a single official is unilaterally restricting the ability of law-abiding citizens to exercise their right to defend themselves and their loved ones. To contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's office to comment, please hit the following link https://lasd.org/commendation-and-complaint-form/ or call (800) 698-TALK.  Please do not call an emergency or dispatch number.
 
 
 
 
 

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Re: LA Sheriff reverses course again
« Reply #796 on: March 27, 2020, 09:14:47 AM »
California: Los Angeles Sheriff Reverses Course Again and Orders Gun Stores to Close to the Public!
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva took to twitter to announce he is once again ordering the closure of guns stores to almost all retail traffic.  This comes after the closure was announced, then lifted, but is now back in place. The Sheriff issued the below statement, placing extreme limitations on firearm stores and how they can conduct business.
 
In this case, a single official is unilaterally restricting the ability of law-abiding citizens to exercise their right to defend themselves and their loved ones. To contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's office to comment, please hit the following link https://lasd.org/commendation-and-complaint-form/ or call (800) 698-TALK.  Please do not call an emergency or dispatch number.

"the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."   - Whatever.

There will someday be court cases on some of the powers we see exercised today.

But abortion is an essential service, mostly because of its prominence in the constitution... 

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California doing better than NY so far.
« Reply #797 on: April 08, 2020, 06:07:02 AM »
How California Has Avoided a Coronavirus Outbreak as Bad as New York’s…So Far
Earlier stay-at-home orders and a less dense population have helped state manage pandemic, but risk remains high, particularly in L.A.

By Alejandro Lazo in San Francisco and Christine Mai-Duc in Los Angeles
April 8, 2020 8:39 am ET

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In New York, emergency rooms are overcrowded and refrigerated trucks house dead bodies in the street. In California, thousands of hospital beds are sitting empty and the state recently lent 500 ventilators to harder-hit states.

Despite having the nation’s largest population, frequent travel with China and the first confirmed case of community spread in the country, California has only 15,865 cases of Covid-19 and 374 deaths as of Tuesday, compared with 138,863 cases and 5,489 deaths in New York state, according to their public health departments.


Projected hospital beds needed in California for Covid-19 patients each day

Projected peak

15,000

Date projection

was made

March 26

March 29

10,000

March 30

March 31

April 1

April 5

5,000

Reported

hospitalizations

0

April 1

15

May 1

15

Sources: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (projected); The COVID Tracking Project (reported)

Lindsay Huth/THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
Experts attribute the relatively low numbers to California taking some of the earliest and most aggressive social-distancing measures in the country, as well as to its cities having less dense populations than New York’s. But they caution that the state is still far from its projected peak in cases, currently foreseen in May, and that, if the situation takes a turn for the worse, the death toll in a state with 40 million people could be astronomical.

“I hope and pray that doesn’t happen,” Dr. Grant Colfax, the director of San Francisco’s health department, said of a major outbreak. “It’s certainly still plausible.”

The number of people with coronavirus being treated in intensive care units across California hit 1,108 Tuesday, more than five times the number on March 27, when the California Department of Public Health began reporting the numbers.


Researchers at the University of Washington are currently projecting 1,783 people will die from the coronavirus in California by early August, compared with an initial projection of 6,100 made March 26,  said Dr. Ali Mokdad, an epidemiologist at the school. That figure could fall even further.

By contrast, New York is projected to see 15,618 deaths in the same period, a number that has ticked upward in recent days, according to Dr. Mokdad.

After amassing more than 10,000 ventilators over the past few weeks in preparation for a surge, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday that he would lend up to 500 to other states. California has also launched plans in the past few weeks to add tens of thousands of new hospital beds and recruit additional health-care workers, many of them recently retired.



The most resilient metro region in California may be the San Francisco Bay Area, where six counties issued the nation’s first stay-at-home orders to a large population on March 16. Those six counties had 3,583 confirmed cases and 101 deaths, as of Tuesday, according to Johns Hopkins University data.

Dr. Robert Wachter, chair of the department of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, said technology companies played a large role in reducing social contact in the region and setting a take-it-serious tone.

By the end of the first week of March, Facebook, Google, Twitter, Microsoft and Salesforce were among those to institute work-from-home policies for most of their employees. Many tech companies have continued paying contract service workers such as janitors and cooks while they stayed home.

“Nobody feels like we are out of the woods, but unless something pretty big changes in the next couple of weeks then, yes, we have flattened the curve and we are likely to stay on the much more benign side of this than what you are seeing in other places,” Dr. Wachter said.

Officials in Los Angeles are more cautious about the future and still bearing down for what could be a surge of cases. The city issued stay-at-home orders on March 19, and the same day Mr. Newsom did so for the entire state. On Tuesday, L.A. county officials reported 22 new coronavirus deaths, among the highest since the pandemic began, bringing the death toll to 169. The city’s total number of cases is nearly 7,000.


Without everyone taking every possible precaution, our numbers could start skyrocketing,” said Los Angeles County public-health director Barbara Ferrer on Monday. She said this week would be critical to America’s second-most-populous metro area keeping the pandemic under control and urged residents to avoid venturing outside, even for grocery shopping.

Still, L.A.’s hospitals aren’t yet at capacity. Dr. Jeffrey Smith, chief operating officer of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills, said his team has been converting as many spaces as possible into critical-care beds to care for severely ill patients who may require ventilators.

“We are not really anticipating the surge for a couple of weeks, and so we are using this time to prepare just as quickly as we can,” he said.


Officials in Los Angeles are more cautious about the future and preparing for what could be a surge of cases in a couple of weeks’ time.
PHOTO: MARIO TAMA/GETTY IMAGES
Beyond California’s biggest cities, no major outbreak cluster has developed similar to the one in Westchester County, N.Y., which resulted in more than 1,000 people being quarantined after a well-attended bat mitzvah and funeral.

But that could change quickly. Officials are closely watching Sacramento County, where a church has been identified as the source of a significant outbreak.

“The models mean nothing if we begin to step back and change our behavior by getting cabin fever,” Mr. Newsom said in a press conference Monday.

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Re: California doing better than NY so far.
« Reply #798 on: April 08, 2020, 12:49:42 PM »
Far less reliance on mass transit, it would seem to me, and lower population density.

'Collisions increase with the square of density.'

Bus seen in Minneapolis today says, "Essential travel only", whatever that means.

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