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Remember Fukushima?

Remember Fukushima, the wild boars do.  Since the catastrophe they have been reproducing like rabbits albeit with one significant side affect, they are all contaminated with high levels of caesium-137.  With no natural predators and no human consumers the radioactive boars have overrun the countryside. With the plethora of news stories being disseminated to the…

Proposition 66, The “Death Penalty Reform and Savings Act of 2016,” is Fool’s Gold for Californians

“Californians for Death Penalty Savings and Reform“—an advocacy group spearheaded by district attorneys and several family members of murder victims—has collected enough signatures to qualify the “Death Penalty Reform and Savings Act of 2016“[PDF] for placement on the November 8 ballot. On July 1, California’s Secretary of State officially certified the measure, issuing it a…

Liberated from Britain to be Bound Once Again

“Men fight for liberty and win it with hard knocks.  Their children, brought up easy, let it slip away again, poor fools.  And their grandchildren are once more slaves.”  D.H. Lawrence 240 years ago today the Declaration of Independence was adopted legally severing all ties between the U.S. Colonies and the British government.  The main…

You should know the rest of the Jisser family story

Should retiring rental property owners be forced to give up more than a decade of their property’s income simply for the right to close their business and withdraw their property from the rental market? That is what the City of Palo Alto (“City”) is demanding in this case, which dramatically illustrates an increasingly common property…

Pot Profiteers

Cops opposed to marijuana legalization are true profiteers of pot and other illegal drugs. In an article of The Intercept, “Police and Prison Guard Groups Fight Marijuana Legalization in California,“ published May 18, 2016 the author, Lee Fang, points out how opposition to Marijuana legalization in California is coming from certain law enforcement and prison…

High Speed Rail – Built To Fail

What happens when California’s High Speed Rail, HSR, is completed in 2029 or so and at the same time becomes outdated and obsolete technology due to the rise in Maglev use around the world?  The current cost to build HSR in California is $64 billion down from $68 billion however this estimate can change at…

How to Extinguish a Forest Fire

This article that was first published in August 2013 related to the Rim Fire in the Sierra Nevada becomes relevant once again given the recent forest fire in Canada that destroyed 2,400 homes and businesses in addition to damaging another 500 buildings.  Not only did the Canadian fire destroy millions of dollars worth of infrastructure…

Cops For Pot

Before we delve into the dilemma facing the prohibitionists lets clear up some of the misrepresentations promoted by the pro-pot club.  The people backing the “Adult Use of Marijuana Act” have obtained the required signatures to place it on the November ballot. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom said the 62-page initiative will make it harder for…