Sunday, February 19, 2017

Shocking rain damage is wakeup call to fix ailing roads, infrastructure, experts say

CA, please hurry up and secede.  That way you can't make us pay for the repairs of your decrepit state!

“I’m not surprised by any of this that is happening right now because we have been delaying maintenance everywhere,” said Hasan Ikhrata, executive director of the Los Angeles-based Southern California Association of Governments.

And former San Bernardino Mayor Patrick Morris quickly drew the same conclusion.

“I guess that’s testimony of the amount of maintenance needed in California,” Morris said by phone.

“When you get rainstorms like we’ve experienced over the last several weeks, suddenly reality sets in,” he said.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Dam crisis is wake-up call for aging California water system

I would consider this the first of many coming disasters that can be laid at the feet of the Leftists who run CA.

Environmentalists said the Oroville Dam crisis was a "wake-up call" for state leaders to fix existing water infrastructure instead of funding new projects, such as a tunnel to divert river water around the San Francisco Bay Delta to consumers in the south.

Billions of dollars are required to improve dam infrastructure in the state, said Adam Scow, California director for environmental group Food & Water Watch. He called for local, state and federal agencies to all pay up.

More than half of California's 1,585 dams would lead to deaths if they failed, putting them in the category of "high hazard potential," according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Expert: What You Need To Know About The Oroville Dam Crisis

Great youtube video/podcast with expert on the Oroville Dam.

"Everyone was told 'there's no problem.  There's no problem.  There's no problem...EVACUATE."

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Monday, February 6, 2017

US Cases of refugees arrested or convicted on terror charges, and other heinous crimes

I think this post pretty much cements the issue as valid.  I'm putting the=is website on speed-dial:

But, I have to do it (to write this) because clearly the refugee industry has sent out talking points that I am seeing parroted many times each day which pretty much go like this: no refugee has committed an act of terror in the US. LOL! And, maybe that is because many were arrested and convicted BEFORE they could do anything! 

And, let me ask you, when evaluating the fact that you (as a taxpayer) paid for a refugee’s opportunity to come to America and in some cases below even paid to raise the refugee to adulthood, does it matter for your anger level that he/she planned to kill Americans or planned to kill some innocents somewhere else in the world? So when the refugee advocates make a distinction about the location of the wannabe jihadist’s target, it’s a difference without a distinction to me! 

Here are ten that come to mind: 

~The Somali (Mohamed Osman Mohamud) arrested on charges he planned to blow up a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Oregon was a refugee. See here in 2010. He was arrested as he planned to detonate a bomb. 

~Mohanad-hammadi Kentucky refugee terrorist Mohanad Hammadi is serving a life sentence. ” Hammadi also admitted to lying on U.S. immigration paperwork about his involvement in Iraqi insurgent operations against American troops.” 

~ Two Iraqi refugees were convicted on charges that they helped Al Qaeda in Iraq and may have killed American servicemen there. They lied on their refugee applications. Best coverage of 2011 case here by ABC News. The entire Iraqi flow to America had to be re-screened that year! 

~In 2012 Abdullatif Ali Aldosary (an Iraqi refugee) set off a bomb at a Social Security Office in Arizona. Sentenced here. 

~As successful asylum seekers, the Boston Bombers were refugees who had benefited from America’s generosity. One of many stories here about the 2012 deadly Boston Marathon attack by the Tsarnaev brothers (Chechens). 

~In 2013 Fazliddin Kurbanov was arrested in Idaho and later convicted on terrorism charges. Kurbanov is an Uzbek refugee. See here.
~In early 2016 an Iraqi refugee (Omar Faraj Saeed Al Hardan) living in Texas was accused of planning to bomb a local popular mall, see story at Newsweek.
~In September 2016, a Somali refugee went on a stabbing spree at a mall in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Learn more here about Dahir Adan. Knife attacks are signature terror acts for devout Muslims.
~Also in September, the Chelsea bomber, Ahmad Rahimi, was arrested and we learned his family came to the US from Afghanistan and were given asylum. We need to be paying more attention to these asylum seekers since they enter the country completely unscreened and their numbers are on the rise. Story at CNN. Once granted asylum they are given all the same rights and privileges as the refugees we fly in.
~And, we can’t forget the most recent successful attack by Somali refugee slasher, Abdul Razak Ali Artan, at Ohio State, see here.
~For number ten, I’m lumping the dozens of wannabe Somali refugee jihadists (mostly from Minnesota) who have been identified and/or convicted of wanting to leave the country to fight for al-Shabaab or ISIS. See here. Several like those in that recent case, were convicted.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Mayor announces new e-commerce company moving to Reno

When will Democrats finally learn?

NEVER.  NEVER.  Even when they turn into a macro version of Detroit, the Left will continue to vote in the Leftists.  Utterly disgusting and pathetic.  There is no learning.  Only making things worse.
Executives from Zazzle said that they choose to move their distribution and manufacturing center to northern Nevada based on Reno’s quality of life as well as the ease of doing business within the state.

“It is very hard to do business from a manufacturing perspective in California,” Bridget Smith, vice president of Zazzle, said.

Zazzle currently has three facilities in California, two in the Bay Area and one in San Diego. Approximately a year and a half ago, the company started looking for a new location for its manufacturing facility.

“We set it up so all of our leases would co-terminate,” Smith said.

After looking at many other locations across the United States, the company choose to settle into Reno. Zazzle is working closely with Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada’s Stan Thomas as well as Kylie Rowe from Dickson Realty during this relocation.

“We are just hoping for a better lifestyle for our employees,” Smith said.

Another Big Company Departs California — Will Last One To Leave Shut The Lights?

GET OUT!!!!!   GET OUT!!!! NOW!!!

Investors Business Daily:
You may wonder, why did Nestle go?

Well, apart from having higher taxes, absurd housing costs and more regulations than nearly any other state, California's wacky laws have turned the Golden State into a venue of choice for activist groups to file costly class action lawsuits — or to launch anti-corporate PR campaigns against big, wealthy targets like Nestle.

In recent years, Nestle has faced two such activist-led actions, both spurious: One involves allegations that Nestle improperly documented its anti-slave-labor policies. The other involves Nestle's selling of California mountain water under the Arrowhead brand, a decades-old business that has suddenly become environmentally incorrect.

Such corporate harassment is now routine in a state whose top officials — virtually all of them far-left progressive Democrats — actively despise capitalism.

Until just two years ago, Nestle made its signature "Hot Pockets" brand turnovers in another L.A. suburb, Chatsworth. But it closed that business because it couldn't expand. So it moved the operations and hundreds of jobs to Kentucky. If Los Angeles objected, we're not aware of it.

But Nestle is only the latest to understand that California has rolled up the welcome mat for job-creating businesses that actually make things. In recent years, Toyota shifted its U.S. headquarters and thousands of jobs from Torrance, Calif. — another L.A. suburb — to Dallas, while global oil giant Occidental Petroleum moved its corporate HQ from Los Angeles to Houston.

Sadly, such tales are common. But because many of the companies are much smaller than Nestle, Toyota or OxyPete, they don't attract as much notice.