Category Archives: California

CA Democrats Pushing to Give Illegal Adults Full Healthcare Benefits

California Democrats are reportedly pushing to give full healthcare benefits to illegal immigrant adults, which would mean that the Golden State not only may have to raise taxes but will also be a magnet for even more illegal immigrants.

According to a Monday Politico report, state Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) is leading the charge by reportedly arguing that “California needs to be a laboratory for social change by taking the lead on progressive causes.”

“We are trying to address the fact that, whether you like it or not, our undocumented community needs the care, and we are paying for it anyway,” he reportedly said.

Politico points out that California Democrats are trying to extend the state’s Medi-Cal program this legislative session to nearly 1.2 million illegal immigrant adults who would qualify for it, and “companion bills in the state Assembly and Senate” have already “passed their respective health committees with party-line votes.”

The cost to expand Medicaid coverage to adult illegal immigrants in California is reportedly projected to cost $3 billion annually.

California Governor Jerry Brown, who extended Medi-Cal coverage to illegal immigrant children in 2015, has not commented on the pending measures but “is required by law to sign or veto bills passed this session by Sept. 30, just five weeks before the midterm elections.”

Political and health analysts are reportedly astounded that Democrats are trying to extend healthcare benefits to illegal immigrants before this year’s important midterm elections, reportedly saying that the measure would give Republicans in California relevance “they would never have before” in an election cycle in which House races in California could decide which party controls Congress.

Paul Ginsburg, director of the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy, told Politico that the proposal would be “fiscally very dangerous” and Jay Bhattacharya, a Stanford physician and health economist, suggested to the outlet that such a plan would have to be paid for with tax increases.

Bhattacharya also pointed out the obvious—giving full healthcare coverage to illegal immigrant adults will make California, which is already an official “sanctuary” state, even a greater magnet for illegal immigrants.

The illegal immigrant who murdered Kate Steinle, for instance, told authorities that he came to San Francisco after being previously deported five times because he knew San Francisco was proudly a “sanctuary city.”

“If you make a program like this available, undocumented workers in other states might be attracted to California because of this,” Bhattacharya, the Stanford physician, reportedly said.


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Source: by Tony Lee | Breitbart

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San Pedro Fisherman Ready To Sell Out And Retire At 99 Years Old

https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/0513_nws_tdb-l-spfisherman-051319_25981715_50625.jpg?w=862Robert “Bobby” Austin is 99 years old and just retired from fishing in San Pedro with his boat “Pisces”.

When Robert “Bobby” Austin was growing up in the 1920s and 1930s, Torrance was an expanse of open acreage.

He also started driving at 10 — walked right into the Torrance police office at the age of 14 asking for a driver’s license. “How did you get here?” the desk officer asked.

“I drove,” Bobby replied, pointing to the Model T Ford outside. Good enough.

Traffic was nonexistent and gas was a nickel a gallon.

Only a couple years later, in 1937, he beat the captain of a fishing boat at arm wrestling to win a spot on his crew for the next trip out.

He quit Torrance High (he was a junior just a year behind famed alumnus Louis Zamperini; they were both on the school’s track team together) and never looked back.

“I was making so much money, why would I want to go back?” he said.

The San Pedro Fishermen's Cooperative Association opened March 26, 1938. Robert "Bobby" Austin was president in 1955. (Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Maritime Museum)The San Pedro Fishermen’s Cooperative Association opened March 26, 1938. Robert “Bobby” Austin was president in 1955.

For 81 years, Austin’s fishing boats have called San Pedro Bay home. His most recent one, the Pisces, bought in 1958, is tied up to a creaking dock where it gently bobs in San Pedro’s SP (Southern Pacific) Slip just south of Ports O’ Call.

In truth, the 60-foot long boat hasn’t been taken out in a while now. But with his 100th birthday approaching on June 14, Austin plans to finish some work on the Pisces before he sells it and retires.

Whether he’s set some kind of record for years fishing out of the harbor or not isn’t clear, but the Port of Los Angeles in April feted him with a Certificate of Appreciation for being a living connection to the port’s forebearers.

When Tuna Was King

There were once 16 fish canneries on Terminal Island in the commercial fishing heyday.  (Photo courtesy of San Pedro Bay Historical Society)There were once 16 fish canneries on Terminal Island in the commercial fishing heyday.

Long before giant containers and cruise ships populated the Port of Los Angeles, the commercial fishing fleet and the canneries dominated San Pedro’s coastline.

In terms of career timing, Austin hit it just about right. San Pedro already was the nation’s largest fishing port and work to complete Fish Harbor on Terminal Island had just been completed in 1928, according to port records. By the following year, 75 percent of catches in California were being canned in Los Angeles harbor. When the wind was just right – or the cannery workers got off the ferry after a long day’s work – the pungent smell of tuna filled the air in San Pedro’s downtown shopping district.

For Austin, like so many others, fishing was a lucrative job from the start.

The youngest and smallest of five children, Austin grew up learning how to make the most of his physical strength, a skill that served him well at sea.

Maybe more important, though, was his keen eyesight. He’s never worn glasses, still drives (a red 2003 Mercury Sable sedan) and can read the tiny print off a supermarket coupon.

Austin recalled an early fishing trip when he spotted the tell-tale signs of birds over the water just off of San Nicolas Island off of Ventura.

“I said, ‘I think there’s some fish out there,’” Austin said. The captain obliged and they headed that way, loading up 4.5 tons of albacore tuna by the time they were done.

“I made that guy a lot of money,” he said.

Needed A Bigger Boat

Austin bought the Pisces in 1958. (Photo by Charles Bennett)Austin bought the Pisces in 1958.

It was around that time that he met his future wife, Frances (“a cute gal”), whom he spotted on the roller skating rink in Culver City in 1938. Austin broke in between the guy she was skating with and managed to find out where she lived – even when she wouldn’t give him the address. They were married in 1940. She was 19 and he was 22.

For a short time, Austin fished off a “rickety boat,’ The Comet, built in 1900 and first owned by his brother-in-law. It lasted until a “Russian kid” crew member beached it in the fog and it fell apart.

Austin’s first real boat was a 27-footer that quickly earned him “10 times” the money his machinist father had made, Austin said, but it was all relative in the early days, he said, when the going wages were $1 an hour.

“Then my wife said to me, ‘They’re building new boats in San Diego, 38 footers.’ That would hold 12 tons of fish,” he said. It cost $7,200 and Austin by then could easily afford to pay cash. “She was always a little bit ahead of me.”

He named that boat “Liny,” after the oldest of the couple’s two children, Linda, 76. Austin’s wife of more than 70 years died at the age of 89 in 2012; their daughter lives in San Diego and Austin’s son, Robert P., 75, lives with his father in Long Beach.

While the early money might not sound like much now, the industry approaching mid-century was booming. He recalls catching $66,000 worth of fish on one trip alone.

“I handed her the check and she paid off our new house,” purchased for $4,200. The two-bedroom home was at 120th and Figueroa streets.

He was 25 when World War II broke out and was given a deferment so he could continue to supply defense forces with the Vitamin A-rich fish that was being caught. At the very end of the war, he served on an oil rig off the coast.

He recalls the displacement of the Japanese fishermen on Terminal Island when the internment camps were set up, saying a few of them were good friends, “good guys.”

Fishing’s Heyday

Fishing continued to be plentiful after the war and in 1955, the now-defunct San Pedro News-Pilot carried a front-page photo of Austin with a giant shark that they’d caught.

Through the years, Austin fished for mostly tuna and mackerel and squid, sometimes being out at sea for a month at a time. What did he like most about it? “Coming in” to shore, he said..

He remembers the scariest experience in 1974 when he was about 100 miles off the coast Washington state.

It was around noon when: “All of a sudden, here comes this great big wave,” Austin said. “I pull the boat in reverse. The wave was probably 35 feet tall. Then, behind that, comes another higher one. Then another one. I was in reverse at full speed, the bow was under the water. I thought what the … is going on here?”

The boat and crew were unscathed. He never knew what caused the unusual swells but speculates it could have been an undersea earthquake.

His son Robert was on board when a typhoon struck in 1959. They were 85 miles off the coast near Eureka when the 90 mph winds ripped off the boat’s hatch cover. The son managed to put it back on before a 40-foot wave was about to hit. Thirteen boats were sunk that day.

Changes

Times — and the fortunes of independent commercial fishermen — eventually changed due to rising competition and fuel costs and industrial-sized nets among so many other factors. Today, only a handful of independent commercial fishing boats remain in the Port of Los Angeles. The once 16 canneries that employed thousands, gone. The Fishermen’s Cooperative, which opened in 1938 and for which Austin was president in 1955, is gone, too, now.

The price of fuel is so high now, Austin said, “there’s no way you can make any kind of a living.”

In his spare time, Austin became something of a horseshoe pitching champ, placing second statewide in 1995 and winning other awards until his right rotator cuff went out.

He’s a believer in science (not religion) and once invented a brine spray and a handy automatic fishing pole set up on his boat. Both were later copied.

His determination throughout his life was something of a family legend.

“I just always found a way to win,” he said, recalling that as a second grader he was already beating the sixth- graders at marbles on the playground.

The plaque given to him in April by the Board of Los Angeles Harbor Commissioners will be donated to Torrance High School.

Austin and his family are planning his 100th birthday party, which will be a simple gathering of neighbors outside to eat a cake from Costco. Austin said his house is worth close to $1 million these days and he still owns an avocado grove near Oceanside.

The secret to his long life?

“Don’t smoke or drink and just keep working,” he said.

And he’s still a force to reckon with at arm wrestling.

As he was about to carry a heavy pump off his boat for repair just the other day, a fisherman across the slip called out to caution him.

“He said, ‘You’re too old and too weak,’ ” Austin said. “I said, ‘How would you like to arm wrestle?’ I put his arm down like it was nothing.”

After that, sure enough, he hauled that pump off his boat. And drove it to Maywood the next day for repair.

Source: by Donna Littlejohn | Daily Breeze

Introducing Feinstein’s Red Pilled Republican Challenger

WOULD YOU VOTE THIS MAN INTO THE US SENATE?

Patrick Little is a Marine running for the Senate in California against Dianne Feinstein. He is currently running SECOND to her, yes, he is the top Republican candidate, but the party is disavowing him. Patrick was recently red-pilled and is burning all his bridges as he speaks the Truth as he understands it.

Here is another video of him. Keep in mind that he is a candidate for the US SENATE, and Youtube has placed this video in “Limited State”, meaning that you can’t comment, can’t like, can’t share, and it won’t be recommended. You can’t find it unless you are specifically searching for it. This is outrageous that they can censor a candidate for Senate, no matter what his views are.

Here is Patrick Little’s description of himself:

My name is Patrick Little, and I am running for US Senate in California.

I’m a Mainer by birth, a husband by choice, an experienced IT engineer, and a USMC veteran of Afghanistan.

I am fighting for US Citizens in California, and my campaign platform will be re-posted on this site.

I have been censored off from social media after trying to start a discussion about the jewish supremacist control of many critical institutions of the United States and her government.

I am the only America First Candidate in California.America First is a slogan coined by Charles Lindbergh.Lindbergh, and his millions-strong America First Committee, attempted to prevent our entanglement in the European War of Liberation from the lying jewish press and the zionist bankers.

It embodies the original intent of the foreign policy of the Founding Fathers:

To keep our country from being caught up in foreign entanglements.

No more wars for Israel. No more of Feinstein’s jewish supremacist wars for Israel.

Here is what the San Francisco Chronicle says about him in a recent story:GOP leaders would love to have one of their own facing Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein on the November ballot. Unless that GOP candidate is Patrick Little, a neo-Nazi from Albany who is running a strong second in a recent poll.


“I am the only America First candidate in California,” Little proclaims
on his website. “No more of Feinstein’s Jewish supremacist wars for Israel.”

Aghast at the possibility of being represented by a Senate candidate whose platform calls for “limiting representation of Jews in the government” and making it U.S. policy that the Holocaust “is a Jewish war atrocity propaganda hoax that never happened,” California Republican leaders were quick to denounce Little.

“Mr. Little has never been an active member of our party. I do not know Mr. Little and I am not familiar with his positions,” Matt Fleming, a California Republican Party spokesman, said in a statement. “But in the strongest terms possible, we condemn anti-Semitism and any other form of religious bigotry, just as we do with racism, sexism or anything else that can be construed as a hateful point of view.”

Little, who bills himself on the ballot as a “civil rights advocate,” is well on the way to his 15 minutes of national fame, mostly at the expense of a state Republican Party that hasn’t been able to recruit a serious candidate for one of the nation’s most visible political offices.

The party’s dismay also doesn’t explain how Little, who according to Federal Election Commission records hasn’t reported raising a nickel for his campaign, was backed by 46 percent of Republicans in the poll that SurveyUSA did for a number of California television stations, including KPIX in San Francisco.

The poll put Feinstein way in front with 39 percent support. She was followed by Little at 18 percent, with Los Angeles Democratic state Sen. Kevin de León and San Diego Republican businessman Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente tied for third at 8 percent. The top two finishers in the June 5 primary advance to the fall general election.

De La Fuente, by the way, is also running for the U.S. Senate in Florida’s Aug. 28 GOP primary, after unsuccessfully seeking the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016 and then becoming the Reform Party nominee for president.

The poll, which was conducted online April 19-23, found Feinstein and Little in a virtual tie, 29 to 28 percent, among Central Valley voters, with Little pulling support from 42 percent of those who say they are conservatives.

The poll of 520 likely voters had a margin of error of plus or minus 5.5 percentage points.

SurveyUSA, which has polled the Senate race three times this year, listed Little among its six leading candidates in the most recent poll because of how he performed in the earlier surveys, Jay Leve, president of SurveyUSA, said in an email. There was one other Republican among the six — De La Fuente.

“For the first time, there is clarity on (Feinstein’s) likely November opponent,” pollsters said in their report on the survey. “It is Republican Patrick Little, who today polls at 18 percent overall, but whose rural coalition is strong enough that he ties Feinstein in California’s Central Valley.”

Little’s platform isn’t all about anti-Semitism. He also calls for nationalizing Google, Twitter “and all other natural monopolies in the IT industry,” and banning all lobbying groups, “except nonprofit lobbies that work to protect the Bill of Rights.”

Expect his campaign to be a topic of discussion — anguished discussion — at this weekend’s state Republican Party convention in San Diego.

— John Wildermuth

Here is his website https://littlerevolutiondotus.wordpress.com/.

It looks like The Powers That Be have a little problem on their hands. Would you vote for this man?

Source: The Burning Platform

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What Is Zionism? And Why I’m a Proud Anti-Zionist – Video Compilation

 

Petty Squabbling Consumes CalPERS Board As Fund Lurches Toward Bankruptcy

California’s perennially underfunded pension system is struggling with an internecine conflict among its governing board members that some observers worry could impact the fund’s performance as it goes all-in on “creative” scam financials and projections that have pushed the fund further into the bubbly equities.

And what’s worse, the dispute is escalating just as CalPERS is heading into its busy season: Seemingly never-ending stream of annual shareholder meetings where CalPERS makes always unwelcome activist recommendations to the companies in which it owns shares.

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The conflict started when newly elected CalPERS administrative board member Margaret Brown, a SoCal school district administrator who unseated an incumbent CalPERS advisory board member during last fall’s election, leaked a video to the press purporting to show that she had been locked out of her office. In the footage, she suggests that the lock-out was the work of board chairwoman Priya Mathur, who has clashed with Brown on a number of issues including allegations that she leaked sensitive information to the press. Mathur insists the lockout wasn’t intentional, and was instead a glitch in the board’s security system.

But that excuse did little to quiet hostilities. Brown has since leaked a story to a friendly financial blog about her conflict with Mathur, which has only further inflamed the situation.

Here’s more from the Sacramento Bee.

CalPERS Board of Administration member Margaret Brown recorded herself failing to open the door, shared the video with a friendly financial blog and allowed it be posted to YouTube under a headline calling the incident an “illegal lockout.” “I have a badge and I’m trying to get in my office, and, yeah, it doesn’t work. Very, very nice,” she says in the video.

Her assumption that she was being “locked out” and her decision to share the video on social media are signs of escalating tension on the board that handles $350 billion in assets for 1.9 million California public employees and retirees.

Brown declined an interview request from The Sacramento Bee. She wrote in an email, “I was elected as an outsider and defeated an incumbent who had the endorsement of nearly every then-member of the board, including Mathur. So it’s not surprising, though disappointing, that some of the people who opposed my candidacy have continued to make me unwelcome, to the point of interfering with my rights and privileges as a board member.”

The conflict first came into view of the public when Brown theatrically declared that she feared being arrested at the next board meeting – which swiftly aroused the interest of the press.

Their rift blew into the open at a public meeting where Brown asked whether she would be arrested for showing up at the job California public employees and retirees elected her to do.

The conflict is “extraordinary,” said Charles Elson, the director for the Center of Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware. “It’s unusual with a large pension fund where you have seemingly dysfunctional conflict. They’re going to have to resolve it. It’s not good for the fund.”

The conflict has also aroused widespread interest since Brown ran as a reformer and upset a longtime incumbent – something that her peers on the board haven’t forgiven her for, she alleges.

In some ways, the drama at CalPERS is a hangover from last fall’s election. Brown as an underdog challenger unseated union-backed incumbent Michael Bilbrey.

Brown cast herself as a watchdog for retirees and Bilbrey as an uncritical board member; Bilbrey’s campaign drew attention to four settlements one of Brown’s previous employers paid to resolve workplace retaliation claims that initially named her.

Brown declined an interview request from The Sacramento Bee. She wrote in an email, “I was elected as an outsider and defeated an incumbent who had the endorsement of nearly every then-member of the board, including Priya Mathur. So it’s not surprising, though disappointing, that some of the people who opposed my candidacy have continued to make me unwelcome, to the point of interfering with my rights and privileges as a board member.”

Some board members told the Bee that Brown and Mathur’s deteriorating relationship wouldn’t impact the fund’s performance – and added that it would likely be put to rest at the next CalPERS board meeting, where the organization is set to review procedures for how board members are disciplined.

Board member Bill Slaton said the public disagreements were not “irreversible.”

“I think that any organization as large and complex as CalPERS is going to have disputes and is going to have from time to time conflict. That is all the more reason for us to put as much effort as possible into resolving disagreements in ways that advance the mission of CalPERS,” he said.

New board member David Miller viewed the conflict as a learning curve for Brown and Mathur. He considered Mathur’s reprimand to Brown as an “extremely judicious” message not to bring visitors into restricted areas again.

He and other board members said they’d like CalPERS to hold an open discussion on how board members are disciplined.

“The board doesn’t really have clear, systematic tools to deal with those issues,” he said.

But regardless of how this dispute is resolved, the pension fund which has been described as “near insolvency” by a former board member will still need to figure out how it can right itself and return to a path of long-term sustainability, before the resources in its fund are drained by overly generous pension benefits which cannot be supported by returns or current contributions. Back in February, former board member Steve Westly made the following admission after the fund voted to increase the amount of contributions made by California’s cities by making a “relatively small” ($350 billion) change to its amortization policy.

As things stand now, CalPERS, once more than 100 percent funded, now has scarcely two-thirds of what it would need to fully cover all of the pension promises to current and future retirees. And that assumes it will hit a lofty investment earnings target of 7% per year, which many authorities have criticized as too optimistic.

At some point, the board members will need to band together to make an unpopular decision (cutting bloated benefits) that could risk all of them being thrown out by the public union employees who elect them.

But as long as this squabbling continues, the already remote likelihood of the board embracing radical change continues to shrink.

Source: ZeroHedge

Pot Heads Crush California Cannabis Tax

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Less than three months after California launched legal marijuana sales for adults, the state could consider slashing hefty tax rates that some say are driving buyers into the black market.

Growers and sellers in the nation’s largest legal marketplace have been complaining that taxes that in some cases top 40 percent are too high.

The state imposes a 15 percent excise tax, then local governments get a cut too. There are separate state taxes on cultivation, along with regular sales taxes.

Two state legislators Thursday proposed a plan to trim the excise tax to 11 percent from 15 percent, and temporarily suspend the cultivation taxes.

Republican Assemblyman Tom Lackey and Democratic Assemblyman Rob Bonta say the current rates are undercutting legal operators by driving consumers to the illegal market.

Whiskey Tangos know that Republican’s only exists to defend Democrat party victories in American UniParty politics.

Source: KSBY6

Barrie Trower: 5G Will Devastate Humanity While Those Behind It Remain Above The Law

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What Are 4G/5G?
https://whiskeytangotexas.com/2017/07/14/what-are-4g5g/

What You Need To Know About 5G Technology And It’s Effect On MANKIND
https://whiskeytangotexas.com/2018/01/28/what-you-need-to-know-about-5g-technology-and-its-effect-on-mankind/

Pulse Microwave Radiation Primer
https://whiskeytangotexas.com/2017/07/14/pulse-microwave-radiation-primer/

CA Bill SB 649: silent weapons systems….5G antennas
https://whiskeytangotexas.com/2017/07/14/ca-bill-sb-649-silent-weapons-systems-5g-antennas/

Plan To Install 50,000 Cell Towers In California Faces Opposition
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2017/06/28/plan-install-50000-cell-towers-california-opposition/

Fun Police: California Rushes To Outlaw Elon Musk’s Toy Flamethrower

With pre-orders for more than 10,000 of the billionaire’s handheld (toy) flame devices garnered in just days, at least one lawmaker is looking to ban the Boring Company’s flamethrower.

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The $500 black and white rifle-like (toy) torch device was hyped by the Tesla and SpaceX tech mogul who announced that $5 million worth were sold by Monday. However, California Assemblyman Miguel Santiago, a Los Angeles Democrat, said if he gets his way it’s not going to happen.

“We don’t allow people to walk in off the street and purchase military-grade tanks or armor-piercing ammunition … I cannot even begin to imagine the problems a (toy) flamethrower would cause firefighters and police officers alike,” said Santiago in a statement.

Though it is possible Musk is playing an elaborate prank — which Santiago points out — the lawmaker has introduced placeholder legislation to ban the (toy) devices should they prove to exist.

Laws governing the devices are few, with only California and Maryland having codified their use while the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have no mandate to restrict them. Though there have been no notable incidents to cite, some lawmakers in Congress and elsewhere in recent years have strived to prohibit the storage, use and possession of (toy) flamethrowers.

For his part, Musk’s says his (toy) device — which despite its name seems more like an agricultural or roofing torch and doesn’t actually seem to “throw” flame — is “max fun for least danger” and he’d be “way more scared of a steak knife.”

Source: By Chris Egar | Guns.com