Budgeting can be difficult, particularly for expansive state budgets that require a ton of inputs to support 1,000s of line items each of which can result in massive variances depending on the development of various economic indicators like interest rates, commodity prices, etc. throughout the year.
That said, while forecasting variances are inevitable, we, as taxpayers, generally rely on our expensive budget office employees to at least present annual budgets that reflect sound mathematics and accounting principles. Unfortunately, that seems to be too much to ask of the math-challenged administration of California Governor Jerry Brown which decided to double count certain cost savings and simply “forgot” to incorporate other expenses altogether. Per the LA Times: Continue reading »
I lived in the San Joaquin valley, and saw this myself: CALIFORNIA HAS NO DROUGHT, IT IS A HOAX. THE ISRAELI CONTROLLED FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DRAINED THE DAMS ON PURPOSE TO KILL THE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY AND ARE FRONTING AN INTENTIONAL CATASTROPHE CAUSED BY DRAINING THE DAMS AS SOMETHING NATURAL. THERE HAS BEEN NO SIGNIFICANT DROUGHT, THE FOLLOWING PROVES IT:
PHOTOS OF DAM DRAINAGE AS IT HAPPENED – THE END of the California orange
The following photos are absolute proof they drained the dams on purpose, causing severe flooding and NEVER gave california growers a SINGLE DROP for the sole purpose of killing all the orange orchards, grape vineyards and almond groves. It is important to note that with any war effort waged by the usurpers of a conquored government, that fake documentation will be produced by the government to support the lie. That is when you have to use photos to prove that the documents, which show a drought and reduced out flows, are fake. Continue reading »
With over 10 feet of snow falling in the last weeks in California and Colorado, ski resorts closed from too much snow, highways completely cut off and with one storm, California filled all of its reservoirs again. So much for the doom and gloom of the IPCC telling us the drought would intensify due to CO2 warming and Gore told us our children would never know what snow is again.
Scientists can’t get this N. Hemisphere‘s brutal winter forecast correct, yet we should believe 100 years Forecasts (290)
The Massive Amount of Snow in Colorado must be Seen to be Believed http://www.weathernationtv.com/news/m…
Ski resorts closed too much snow http://mashable.com/2017/01/11/tahoe-…
California freeway closed for two days due to snow https://www.iceagenow.info/california…
The outspoken Silicon Valley billionaire and Trump supporter has been discussing a prospective run with advisers.
Peter Thiel, the Silicon Valley billionaire and outspoken Donald Trump supporter, is considering a 2018 bid for California governor, according to three Republicans familiar with his thinking.
Thiel, who co-founded PayPal and was an early investor in Facebook, has been discussing a prospective bid with a small circle of advisers, including Rob Morrow, who has emerged as his political consigliere.
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Category 5 hurricane winds in California, Cat 3 winds in Colorado, Cat 4 winds in Europe’s blizzards and the media uses a few tweets and a 10 second story to report, but a Cat 1 hurricane and its 24/7 news in summer so the media can hype global warming. All the while refusing to discuss cosmic ray intensity increasing which is the real cause of out of season floods happening globally.Wettest September on Record in Murray Darling http://jennifermarohasy.com/2016/10/w… California floods https://watchers.news/2017/01/09/stor… Hurricane force winds Adriatic https://watchers.news/2017/01/07/arct… http://www.severe-weather.eu/mid-rang… Hurricane force winds California http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/17… Congo Rains http://sdwebx.worldbank.org/climatepo… http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/01… https://watchers.news/2016/12/30/boma… Unisys Ocean Surface Temperature Map http://weather.unisys.com/surface/sfc… Cold Outbreak Forecasts http://www.amccao.com/ Reports http://www.ac.els-cdn.com/ Global Cloud Topography Daily Update https://www.nrlmry.navy.mil/archdat/g… Cosmic ray monitor http://cosmicrays.oulu.fi/webform/mon… http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/17… Philippines out of season rains http://src.meteopilipinas.gov.ph/repo… Neutron monitor https://wattsupwiththat.com/reference… Cosmic Rays are increasing http://news.spaceweather.com/cosmic-r… Solar Cycle Comparison http://spaceweathernews.com/
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Bill Nye took to Twitter to blame man-made global warming for flooding across Northern California that claimed at least three lives over the weekend.
Nye, who rarely misses a chance to link extreme weather to human activities, suggested California’s flooding meant we’d be better off not pulling out of the United Nations Paris agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
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A couple of days ago we highlighted some of the ridiculous new state laws that will go into effect across the country starting today (see “Here Are Some Of The Ridiculous New State Laws That Will Take Effect January 1st – Happy New Year!“). And while there was plenty of lunacy noted within the post, apparently we overlooked one of California’s finest achievements of 2016, namely the legalization of child prostitution.
Now, we know what you’re thinking…California’s liberal lawmakers in Sacramento are certainly well left of center and maybe a bit kooky but they would never do something quite that ridiculous. Well, we had the same thought so we decided to track down the actual text of the legislation, Senate Bill No. 1322, and, unfortunately, they did do something that ridiculous.
Below is the first page of SB1322 which notes that while “existing law makes it a crime to solicit or engage in any act of prostitution” SB1322 “would make the above provisions inapplicable to a child under 18 years of age.” Continue reading »
Cold and dry air streamed into parts of Southern California over the weekend, dropping temperatures to record lows. Cold air and weakest sunshine of the year will not allow maximum temperatures to warm much at all for at least the next couple of days. SoCalGas is urging customers to immediately reduce their natural gas use during this critical period to help lower the risk of possible natural gas and electricity shortages.
According to NWS Los Angeles, record low temperature of -8.8 °C (16 °F) was set at Lancaster Airport on Sunday morning, December 18, breaking the previous record of -8.3 °C (17 °F) set in 1995.
At Santa Maria Airport, a record low temperature of -2.7 °C (27 °F) was set on the same day, breaking the previous record of -2.2 °C (28 °F) degrees set in 1928. Continue reading »
Only in California. California State Senator Kevin de Leon has introduced a bill, SB-54 or the “California Values Act” (because if you disagree with this legislation then you’re obviously just an immoral, racist asshole), that explicitly prohibits “state and local law enforcement agencies” from investigating, detaining, detecting, reporting or arresting people for “immigration enforcement purposes.” Moreover, the bill would force “public schools, hospitals, and courthouses” to establish “safe zones” that “limit immigration enforcement on their
Government is on the verge of completely destroying the economy all because those in power are incapable of managing even a bubblegum machine, rages Armstrong Economics’ Martin Armstrong.
Local cities are desperate for money as their own pensions moving closer to collapsing.
Instead of dealing with the problem, of course, they always choose to just tax the stupid people.
Pasadena city officials are considering whether to tax subscribers of Netflix, Hulu, and other video streaming services under an existing municipal utility tax code that was initially designed for taxing cable television users. Sacramento and dozens of other California cities have similar codes that they are looking to use to tax video streaming. As NYTimes reports, Continue reading »
Crowds gathered after an unarmed black man who was “behaving erratically” died after being shot by a police officer in El Cajon in southern California on Tuesday, the local police department said, appealing for calm.
Officers responded to an erratic subject that ended with an officer involved shooting. We will post updates here as they are available.
— El Cajon Police (@elcajonpolice) September 27, 2016
The death comes less than two weeks after black men in Charlotte, North Carolina and in Tulsa, Oklahoma, were shot dead by police, sparking protests. In Charlotte, rioting prompted the authorities to impose a state of emergency. Continue reading »
In yet another attack on California businesses, yesterday Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill (SB 1383) that requires the state to cut methane emissions from dairy cows and other animals by 40% by 2030. The bill is yet another massive blow to the agricultural industry in the state of California that has already suffered from the Governor’s passage of a $15 minimum wage and a recent bill that makes California literally the only state in the entire country to provide overtime pay to seasonal agricultural workers after working 40 hours per week or 8 hours per day (see “California Just Passed A $1.7 Billion Tax On The Whole Country That No One Noticed“). Continue reading »
Utter insanity is turning south.
In Palo Alto, a small town of about 67,000 souls, including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, about an hour south of San Francisco, in the middle of Silicon Valley, and part of the 9 million people in the vast Bay Area, the median home value in July, according to Zillow, fell to $2.486 million.
That’s still up 103% from July 2011. These are not palaces. Median price means 50% cost more, 50% cost less. These are modest homes, in theory where the median household can settle down. Drop to $1 million, and you get the “million dollar shack.” Continue reading »
Wildfires started within the last week are threatening homes across California, sending more than 80,000 residents fleeing under mandatory evacuation orders and warnings. Several blazes are nowhere close to being contained. At least one person has died.
With California coping with the fifth year of the worst drought in over a century, the dying trees and dry underbrush have turned the state into a tinderbox. Firefighters are battling several massive blazes throughout the Golden State. The wildfires have caused millions of dollars of damage so far, and destroyed hundreds of homes and other buildings.
— Cal OES (@Cal_OES) August 17, 2016
The Blue Cut Fire near Devore in San Bernardino County began in the late morning hours on Tuesday. Within an hour, it had spread to 1,000 acres; by Wednesday afternoon, the inferno had engulfed 65,000 acres with 0 percent containment. Continue reading »
As yet more proof that you’re living in a totalitarian police state regime run by mentally insane criminals named Jerry Brown and Nancy Pelosi, California is about to pass a law that would explicitly criminalize undercover investigative videos of all “health care providers.”
This means any journalist who records nursing homes abusing elderly patients would be thrown in jail, right alongside the parents who are now being criminalized by the vaccine mandate SB 277. (Oh yeah, SB 277 was just the beginning of Gov. Brown’s totalitarian violation of fundamental human rights.)
“The bill would criminalize publishing undercover video footage of ‘health care providers’ and subject third parties, including journalists, to penalties for reporting and distributing the illegally recorded footage,” reports AllGov.com. “Under AB 1671, a journalist receiving and posting footage from an anonymous source could be punished by the state as well as be opened up to potential civil lawsuits. Whistleblowers would not be exempt from the proposal either, regardless of how they obtained the illegal footage.” Continue reading »
Sacramento, CA — California law will no longer look the other way on homemade guns, or “ghost guns,” as gun control advocates call them. Building a gun from parts or a 3-D printer will soon require a background check. It will also require that a state-provided serial number be permanently fixed to the weapon.
Governor Jerry Brown (D) signed Assembly Bill 857 into law on Friday, much to the chagrin of gun rights groups. Brown had vetoed similar legislation in 2014, according to the Sacramento Bee. Continue reading »
Californians were recently warned that water levels in the San Luis Reservoir were dangerously low and that water deliveries from the project would likely be shut down as early as this weekend.
The San Luis Reservoir supplies water to the Santa Clara Valley, San Benito County as well as farmers in the Central Valley. As of July 22nd, the reservoir stood at 11% of total capacity (226k AF) which puts storage well below the levels recorded during the driest season recorded in 1976-1977. This news comes in spite of a robust rainy season in California with YTD precipitation roughly 16% higher than the long-term average and over 200% higher than the driest 1976-1977 season.
So, why are California’s reservoirs drying up in spite of a solid rainy season? The answer lies in the environmental regulations implemented to protect the Delta Smelt, a 5-7cm fish and endangered resident of the California Delta. Regulations designed to protect the non-native species have prevented pumping of water from the California Delta in Northern California leaving many reservoirs in Southern California empty. So rather than take advantage of a solid rainy season the State of California has opted to squander the opportunity to refill its water infrastructure and pump the water through the San Francisco bay and into the Pacific Ocean instead. Continue reading »
When we reported that California tax revenues had missed projections by nearly $1 billion in the first four months of the year, we pointed out that one key driver was that over 250,000 residents left the state between 2013-2014 alone, taking that tax base with them.
It turns out that it’s going to get worse before it gets better for California, because as Mercury News reports, state Finance Department statistics show that 61,000 more people have exited California than have moved to the state during a twelve month period ending June 30. The net outward migration was the largest since a net 63,000 people left the state in 2011. “The main factors are housing costs in may parts of the state, including coastal regions of California such as the Bay Area. California has seen negative outward migration to other states for 22 of the last 25 years.” Dan Hamilton, director of economics with the Economic Forecasting Center at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. Continue reading »
The entire Los Angeles metropolitan area and most of Southern California can expect blackouts this summer.
The power grid is under direct threat as a result of the unprecedented, but little reported, massive natural gas leaks at Alisco Canyon that was ongoing for four months as an intense summer heat wave sets in.
According to Reuters:
California will have its first test of plans to keep the lights on this summer…
With record-setting heat and air conditioning demand expected in Southern California, the state’s power grid operator issued a so-called “flex alert,” urging consumers to conserve energy to help prevent rotating power outages – which could occur regardless. Continue reading »
Large scale motion has been detected along the San Andreas Fault line, thanks to new analysis of existing data that could help predict ‘The Big One’ in the future.
Previously uninterpreted data showing vertical movement of the fault’s crust detected several millimeters of uplift and subsidence in surface areas as large as 125 miles. Continue reading »
A wildfire in Santa Barbara County that’s threatening homes and closing major highways more than doubled in size overnight to 4,000 acres, federal officials said early Friday.
Chewing through vegetation that hasn’t burned since the 1950s and pushed by 40 mph winds, the Sherpa fire crawled toward Highway 101 between El Capitan State Beach and Gaviota, forcing the California Highway Patrol to shut down the coastal route overnight.
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