Why California Is In Trouble: 340,000 Public Employees With $100,000+ Paychecks Cost Taxpayers $45 Billion


22-05-20 07:46:00,

Submitted by Adam Andrzejewski,

Despite California’s $54 billion budget deficit and $1 trillion unfunded pension liability, there are 340,390 government employees bringing home six-figure salary and pension checks. Recently, though, Gov. Gavin Newsom asked U.S. taxpayers for a bailout.

The governor wrote a letter to Congress requesting $1 trillion in coronavirus 50-state aid. Then, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi obliged by adding $500 billion for the states into the HEROES Act – the bill passed and now awaits action in the Senate.

Here, in part, is why California is asking for taxpayers help.

Our auditors at OpentheBooks.com found truck drivers in San Francisco making $159,000 per year; lifeguards in LA County costing taxpayers $365,000; nurses at UCSF making up to $501,000; the UCLA athletic director earning $1.8 million; and 1,420 city employees out-earning all 50 state governors ($202,000).

Using our new interactive mapping tool, quickly review (by ZIP code) the 340,390 California public employees and retirees who earn more than $100,000 and cost taxpayers $45 billion (FY2018-9). Just click a pin and scroll down to see the results rendered in the chart beneath the map.

Here are a few examples of what you’ll uncover:

  • 109,627 teachers and school administrators – including the CEO of Summit Everest charter schools Diane Tavenner ($450,115); and superintendents Michael Lin ($443,875) at Corona-Norco Unified; Polly Bove ($395,257) at Fremont Union High; Christopher Hoffman ($351,885) at Elk Grove Unified; and Al Mijares ($348,276) at the Orange County Dept. of Education.

  • 66,403 college and university employees – including the athletic director at UCLA, Daniel Guerrero ($1.8 million), who is retiring amid criticisms that his teams lost too frequently. The school’s football coach, Charles (Chip) Kelly ($3.3 million), compiled a 7-17 record during his first two years and is the most highly compensated public employee in the state. Furthermore, there are 11,310 college and university employees making more than $200,000.

  • 62,204 State of California employees – including a nurse, Ito Chikako, at the University of California, who made $501,391 – paid through the state system. David Winsor Sirkin, Sr.

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California Closes All State Beaches And Parks After Crowds Ignore Social Distancing


30-04-20 02:13:00,

After the season’s first heatwave last weekend and tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of people flocked to beaches in Southern California, ignoring social distancing rules, Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to close all state beaches and parks starting Friday, according to a memo first seen by CNN.

“We wanted to give all of our members a heads up about this in order to provide time for you to plan for any situations you might expect as a result, knowing each community has its own dynamics,” the memo reads.

The closure could be announced as soon as Thursday, and state park officials, along with local law enforcement, will support efforts to close the sites, the memo adds.

The memo comes as overcrowded beaches were seen in Orange County and Ventura County last weekend as residents poured onto the coast looking for relief from the heatwave.

On Monday, Newsom blasted beachgoers:

“This virus doesn’t take the weekends off. This virus doesn’t go home. We have to manage and augment our behavior,” he said. “The only thing that will set us back is people stopping practicing physical distancing.”

At one point, estimates showed at least 90,000 beachgoers flocked to Newport Beach in Orange County.

Newport Beach April 25

Photos of the coast crowds have circulated social media who appear to be breaking social distancing rules.

Newport Beach April 24

Newport Beach appears to be pretty crowded, as Southern California is hit by a heat wave. https://t.co/abDlBmkZo0 pic.twitter.com/1DDSjvPhT5

— NBC Los Angeles (@NBCLA) April 25, 2020

The memo comes as the state is preparing to reopen the economy in phases. Newsom said the state is now in the first stage, as opening retail businesses and schools could be “weeks away.”

As confirmed cases top one million with more than 60,000 deaths across the country, President Trump is quickly trying to reopen the economy amid threats a second coronavirus could be lurking around the corner.

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Police in California Plan to Use Drones to Enforce Quarantine Lockdown – Activist Post


22-03-20 10:36:00,

By John Vibes

In the months since the CoViD-19 pandemic began, governments around the world have been utilizing a wide range of technological devices to enforce quarantines. Advanced surveillance and tracking have been made possible by cellphone data, CCTV cameras, and drones.

Surveillance drones were used during the lockdown in China to monitor neighborhoods to ensure that residents were staying indoors. Drones were also used to spray disinfectants during the outbreak as well.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has urged additional governments to use similar tactics to enforce quarantines. Police in Spain have been using drones to patrol the streets and order citizens to stay home during the lockdown.

Most Americans doubted that these types of measures would happen at home, but police in California have already announced a plan to use drones equipped with cameras and loudspeakers to enforce the recently imposed quarantine orders.

In Chula Vista, a town just outside of San Diego, police purchased at least two drones from the Chinese company DJI for $11,000 each.

Vern Sallee, one of the city’s police captains, told the Financial Times that the drones could be used to “disperse crowds” without the need for a human officer to be involved.

“We have not traditionally mounted speakers to our drones, but . . . if we need to cover a large area to get an announcement out, or if there were a crowd somewhere that we needed to disperse—we could do it without getting police officers involved,” Sallee said.

“The outbreak has changed my view of expanding the program as rapidly as I can,” he added.

Sallee also suggested that the drones could be used to give homeless people updates or orders about the pandemic, since many of them may not have access to the Internet and may be unaware of the current situation.

“We need to tell them we actually have resources for them—they are vulnerable right now. It might be impractical or unsafe for our officers to be put into those areas,” Sallee said.

Spencer Gore, chief executive of Impossible Aerospace, a California-based maker of high-performance drones used by first responders,

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California is monitoring at least 8,400 for signs of coronavirus


28-02-20 02:29:00,

California health officials are monitoring 8,400 people for coronavirus symptoms after their arrival on domestic commercial flights, Governor Gavin Newsom said on Thursday.

The state currently has only about 200 test kits, an ‘inadequate’ number, but has been in ‘constant contact with federal agencies’ that have promised to send a fresh supply of kits in coming days, he said at a news briefing in Sacramento.

California officials said 33 people had tested positive for the virus there, but five had since left the state.

On Wednesday, California reported the first known case of the virus in the United States of unknown origin. 

The patient had not recently traveled to an area with a reported outbreak, and was not exposed to another known infected person.

Dr Sonia Angell, California’s state public health officer, said local, state and federal health investigators were contacting and isolating individuals who may have been exposed to the patient in what could be the first US case of local ‘community spread’.

On Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revised its criteria for who should be tested for the coronavirus and is shipping more test kits out to states including California, the agency’s director told lawmakers.

‘When a clinician or a public health individual suspects coronavirus, then we should be able to get a test for coronavirus so that’s the current guidance that went out today,’ CDC Director Robert Redfield said at a House of Representatives hearing on the government response to the fast-spreading virus.

The news comes shortly after it was revealed that the CDC took several days to test the woman, who is a resident of Solano County, which is about 35 miles outside of Sacramento. She was admitted into UC Davis Medical Center on February 19. 

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California health officials are monitoring 8,400 people for coronavirus symptoms after their arrival on domestic commercial flights, Governor Gavin Newsom (right) said on Thursday

The state currently has only about 200 test kits, an ‘inadequate’ number, but has been in ‘constant contact with federal agencies’ that have promised to send a fresh supply of kits in coming days, Newsom said at a news briefing in Sacramento.

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California DMV Rakes In $50 Million Per Year Selling Personal Information


28-11-19 09:26:00,

The California DMV has been selling the personal information of registered drivers to the tune of $50 million per year, according to a DMV document obtained by Motherboard.

In a previous investigation, Motherboard found DMVs in other states have been selling non-optional information drivers must provide in order to obtain a license, such as names, physical addresses and car registration information.

And while California didn’t disclose exactly who they’re selling to, other states were making a handy profit from customers which include data broker LexisNexis, Experian, private investigators and others.

In a public record acts request, Motherboard asked the California DMV for the total dollar amounts paid by commercial requesters of data for the past six years. The responsive document shows the total revenue in financial year 2013/14 as $41,562,735, before steadily climbing to $52,048,236 in the financial year 2017/18. –Motherboard

The California DMV told Motherboard that requestors may include insurance companies, vehicle manufacturers and prospective employers.

When asked if the DMV relied on this revenue, public information officer Marty Greenstein wrote that the revenue is applied to highway and public safety “including availability of insurance, risk assessment, vehicle safety recalls, traffic studies, emissions research, background checks, and for pre- and existing employment purposes.”

“The DMV takes its obligation to protect personal information very seriously. Information is only released pursuant to legislative direction, and the DMV continues to review its release practices to ensure information is only released to authorized persons/entities and only for authorized purposes. The DMV also audits requesters to ensure proper audit logs are maintained and that employees are trained in the protection of DMV information and anyone having access to this information sign a security document,” he added.

So, who exactly is California selling drivers’ non-optional information to?

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California of Fire and Profit – Global Research


05-11-19 04:40:00,

California is burning. This sentence is all too familiar by now, a kind of mantra that is repeated every year with the onset of “fire season,” when live television broadcasts start to show homes threatened by flames and the wails of fire sirens cutting through the sweltering air.

This year as well, the fires have targeted mainly the cities of wine country above San Francisco and the upscale neighborhoods on the west side of Los Angeles. Both regions have been hit by blazes fanned by the desert winds that kick up every fall here, with an ominous rustle of leaves that is a harbinger of more and more devastating disasters.

Two years ago, the “Diablo winds” blowing in the north of the state caused a firestorm that consumed 1,200 homes in Santa Rosa. The fire reduced the town of Snoopy to less than a ghost town, with nothing left but row after row of blackened foundations on gray ash-covered plots, the only remnants of the suburban homes abandoned by the thousands of fleeing residents.

Last year, the Santa Ana winds pushed the flames toward Malibu, sowing panic among the Hollywood glitterati: among the dwellings that went up in smoke were those belonging to Kim Basinger, Miley Cyrus and Neil Young. But the real tragedy took place 500 km further north, in the town of Paradise, which was turned into an inferno worthy of a Stephen King novel, engulfed by a wall of flame which also cut off the only exit road, trapping hundreds of cars that were trying to escape to safety. It was a tragedy that took the lives of 85 people.

The Plains of Id

History keeps repeating itself, worse and worse every time – partly because of human pressures affecting ecosystems in which fires, much like in all Mediterranean-type areas, are part of the ecological cycle of growth, drought and natural fertilization, something to which the local fauna and native vegetation have adapted. This cycle, however, cannot accommodate the permanent presence of villas, SUVs and golf courses (“the Plains of Id,” as the architect Rayner Banham memorably described this architecture born of hubris and wealth).

The evacuations and scenes of mass panic are partly a result of a pattern of consumption-driven urban growth which is simply unsustainable,

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California Utility Giant PG&E Possibly Involved in 400 Fires in 2018, as Execs Got Huge Bonuses


29-10-19 09:12:00,

By Elias Marat

As historic fires rage across California, a new investigation has found that equipment belonging to Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)—the main electric utility company in the state—may have been at fault in contributing to over 400 fires in the state in 2018 alone.

The information comes from the massive investor-owned electrical monopoly itself, which was required to submit fire incident reports to regulators with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), reports KTVU 2 Investigates.

On Sunday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a statewide emergency as major fires continued to consume land, destroy homes, and cause hundreds of thousands of evacuations from fire-threatened regions in the north and south of the state.

As of Monday afternoon, the Kincade Fire in Sonoma County grew to over 66,000 acres, turning California’s Wine Country into a blazing inferno as brutal winds continued to fan the flames. The fire is only 5 percent contained—down from 10 percent the previous day—and officials say the fire won’t be contained until November 7.

Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital and Kaiser Permanente Hospital have both evacuated patients from Santa Rosa, the Sonoma County seat was devastated by fires only two years ago. About 3,000 firefighters are on hand working to put out the Kincade Fire, according to Newsom.

On Thursday, PG&E filed an incident report with the CPUC revealing that one of its own broken jumper wires was found on a transmission tower near the wildfire, raising questions about its role in the latest major blaze.

PG&E’s CEO Bill Johnson claims that the report is not necessarily an admission of guilt or proof of what caused the fire, but was being “shared … out of a sense of transparency.”

Beyond the fire zones, roughly one million PG& E customers are without power—965,000 due to the controversial Public Safety Power Shutoff the utility announced last week, and roughly 100,000 more for other reasons, said PG&E incident commander Mark Quinlan.

The company has come under withering public criticism and increased scrutiny for its role in the 2018 Camp Fire, California’s deadliest and most destructive blaze. The company has also agreed to pay billions for its role in that fire.

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California Adds 15 New Gun-related Laws Including a Much More Broadly Defined “Red Flag” Law


12-10-19 09:41:00,

By Sean Walton

California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom signed 15 gun-related bills into law Friday, tightening the state’s already-stringent Second Amendment restrictions.

One of the bills, which expands a so-called “red flag” law to allow co-workers, employers and educators to seek gun violence restraining orders against firearms owners they fear are a danger to themselves and others, was vetoed twice by Newsom’s predecessor, Jerry Brown.

Newsom also signed a companion bill allowing the gun violence restraining orders to last one and five years, although the gun owners could petition to end those restrictions earlier. The bill also allows judges to issue search warrants at the same time as they grant the orders. The warrants can be used immediately if the gun owners are served with the relinquishment orders but fail to turn over the firearms or ammunition.

“California has outperformed the rest of the nation, because of our gun safety laws, in reducing the gun murder rate substantially compared to the national reduction,” Newsom said as he signed the measures surrounded by state lawmakers. “No state does it as well or comprehensively as the state of California, and we still have a long way to go.”

Between 1993 and 2017, the latest available, there was a 62 percent decline in the gun murder rate in California, nearly double the 34 percent nationally, Newsom said.

Co-workers who want to request a gun violence restraining order will have to have “substantial and regular interactions” with gun owners, and co-workers and school employees will need to get approval from their employers or school administrators before seeking a restraining order.

Those seeking the orders will be required to file sworn statements detailing their reasons for doing so.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) opposed the bill, saying it “poses a significant threat to civil liberties” because a restraining order can be sought before a gun owner has an opportunity to dispute the request.

Additionally, those making a request under the new law may “lack the relationship or skills required to make an appropriate assessment,” the ACLU said.

The bill’s author,

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5G Is Bad For Bees. California Video Provides Sad Evidence.


30-07-19 11:17:00,

By B.N. Frank

Last month a new one-page flyer was released to provide information about how bees are harmed by exposure to 5G and other sources of cell phone and wireless radiation.

This new video posted on YouTube seems to document that 5G cell towers are causing bees to die underneath them:

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In February, telecom industry executives provided congressional testimony that they have no scientific evidence that 5G is safe. Many credible researchers say it isn’t (see 1, 2, 3).

Meteorologists, NASA, NOAA, the U.S. Navy, security experts, and utility companies have also issued grave warnings about installing 5G for reasons other than biological and environmental risks.

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California Launches Creepy “Cradle-To-Career” Data System To Track Everything About Children


22-07-19 08:11:00,

Authored by Daisy Luther via The Organic Prepper blog,

Just in case we haven’t provided you with enough creepy dystopian news lately, the nation’s leader in Creepy Dystopia, California, has a brand new program. The “Cradle to Career Data System” will study and document everything about a child born in the state.

But don’t worry, it’s for your children’s own good.

What the heck is the “Cradle to Career Data System”?

Beginning at birth and stalking the child until he or she joins the workforce, California wants to keep on eye on all sorts of demographics and variables. They’ll do this by collecting information from “partner entities.” They’ll use this information, according to the Pasadena Star, to “provide appropriate interventions and supports to address disparities in opportunities and improve outcomes for all students.”

Who are these partner entities, you ask?

The “partner entities” include (but are not limited to) “state entities responsible for elementary and secondary education data, entities responsible for early learning data, segments of public higher education, private colleges and universities, state entities responsible for student financial aid, childcare providers, state labor and workforce development agencies, and state departments administering health and human services programs.” (source)

So, your kid’s teachers, principles, professors, babysitters, and the purveyors of any state services you happen to use will all cough up every detail of your child’s life.

Of course, California just wants to help.

This to me has hints of communist countries who pluck the brightest students from their home and educate them to work for the state. However, the admitted goal is data collection for the folks who make the rules.

Easily the creepiest thing to come out of California since “The Silence of the Lambs” was released into theaters, the “Cradle to Career Data System” aims to collect the ethnic, economic and educational records of every child in the state, track their grades and their progress into early adulthood, and make some form of the data available to policy makers, analysts and activists. (source)

This isn’t a maybe. It’s already passed as a trailer bill (so it didn’t go through the usual legislative process) and has been funded with a budget of $10 million.

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PG&E and California Fire Foundation Join Forces to Reduce Wildfire Risk — Why Replacing Smart Meters With Analog Should Be Part Of Their Plan


09-07-19 03:28:00,

By B.N. Frank

Everybody and their grandma probably know by now that Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) are in deep doo-doo for the widespread destructive and deadly California wildfires. But many still may not know that PG&E customers and their insurance companies have been filing lawsuits against the utility company because of their wireless Smart Meters catching fire and/or exploding.

This being the case, one big way to reduce ANY fire risk is for the California Fire Foundation to insist that PG&E immediately replace all the utility’s Smart Meters with original analog meters.

According to an article from Energy Central, this doesn’t seem to be on the agenda right now.  Fingers crossed they decide to do something about this sooner rather than later.

Smart Meter fires and explosions are not isolated to California PG&E customers.  These meters cause all kinds of other problems too – including health issues.  Nobody should be forced to have these dangerous meters on their homes. Communities shouldn’t be forced to accept them from their utility companies.

Wherever there are Smart Meters installed, there are people fighting to get them replaced.

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California Nightmare


08-07-19 10:48:00,

AKW Diablo Canyon. Bild: Doc Searles/ CC BY-SA-2.0

Die AKW Diablo Canyon und San Onofre befinden sich in den erdbebengefährdeten Gebieten und gehörden zu den gefährdesten der Welt

Vor einem “apokalyptischen Horror” warnt Harvey Wasserman, Solar- und Greenpeaceaktivist aus Columbus (Ohio), nach den beiden Erdbeben vom 5. und 6. Juli, die sich mit einer Stärke von 6,4 bzw 7,1 in Ridgecrest, etwa 200 km nördlich von Los Angeles, ereigneten.

Es geht um das Atomkraftwerk Diablo Canyon bei San Luis Obispo mit seinen beiden über 30 Jahre alten Druckwasserreaktoren. Genauso lange dauert auch der heftige Streit um das Erdbebenrisiko, dem das AKW in 50 km Entfernung vom berüchtigten San Andreas Graben ausgesetzt ist. Im Jahr 2016 sicherte die Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) als Betreiber zu, keine Verlängerung der bis 2024 bzw. 2025 laufenden Betriebsgenehmigungen zu beantragen. Die Umweltorganisation Friends of the Earth zeigte sich zufrieden. Das aktuelle Geschehen stellt diesen Kompromiss allerdings massiv in Frage.

Das zweite kalifornische AKW, San Onofre, ist den gleichen Gefahren ausgesetzt. Es wurde 2013 stillgelegt, weil es sich insgesamt in einem schlechten Zustand befand. Dort lagern allerdings immer noch an die 60 Stahlbehälter zu je 54 Tonnen mit Atommüll, idyllisch in Strandnähe platziert. Diablo Canyon und San Onofre gehören sicherlich zu den Top Ten der am meisten gefährdeten (zivilen) Nuklearanlagen der Welt.

Hätten sich die Beben von Ridgecrest 250 km weiter im Westen ereignet, schreibt Wasserman, wären zehn Millionen Menschen in Los Angeles möglicherweise von einer Strahlenwolke bedroht worden. Denn die beiden rissigen, versprödeten, nicht gewarteten, nicht versicherten und durch die Atomaufsicht nicht inspizierten Reaktoren von Diablo Canyon hätten ihnen kaum widerstehen können. Wasserman erinnert daran, dass Wartungsdefizite an Gas- und Elektrizitätsleitungen von PG&E bereits zu Bränden und Explosionen in Nordkalifornien geführt haben.

PG & E befindet sich in der Insolvenz und ist schon deshalb ungeeignet, zwei alternde Atomreaktoren abzuwickeln, die auf einer seismischen Gefahrenzone errichtet sind. Im näheren Umkreis um das Kraftwerk wurden mindestens ein Dutzend geologische Verwerfungslinien festgestellt, eine davon nur 5 km entfernt.

Dr. Michael Peck, früherer Standortinspektor der Nuclear Regulatory Commission (Atomaufsichtsbehörde der USA) für Diablo, plädierte 2013 dafür, die beiden Reaktoren stillzulegen,

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California tap water could be source of thousands of new cancer cases – study


30-04-19 12:35:00,

An alarming new study has found that drinking tap water in California over a lifetime could significantly increase your risk of developing cancer, and may have already contributed to more than 15,500 cases.

The state’s drinking water is contaminated with chemicals like arsenic, hexavalent chromium and radioactive elements such as uranium and radium, according to researchers at the Environmental Working Group (EWG) who published their findings in the journal Environmental Health on Tuesday.

The team tested 2,737 different public water systems across California as part of their research, which served 98 percent of the state’s population. The researchers then calculated the cancer risk by establishing the average contaminant levels between 2011 to 2015, and adding them together to create a lifetime risk.

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These water systems are regulated by the federal Safe Drinking Water Act and overseen by state regulators – which are supposed to test for both regulated and unregulated contaminants. But as the EWG notes: “Legal doesn’t always mean safe.” The California Environmental Protection Agency told CNN they would not be commenting on the study’s findings.

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The study’s lead author, Tasha Stobier, pointed out that this research is specific to California, and a risk assessment should be carried out in other communities. She added that simple steps like adding a water filter could greatly reduce exposure to the contaminates.

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California Parents Want Cell Phone Tower Taken Down Because Kids Just Keep Getting Cancer


16-03-19 10:24:00,

Authored by Michael Snyder via The End of The American Dream blog,

Could this be one of the reasons why cancer rates are steadily rising all over the world?  The radiation that we are constantly being bombarded with by the cell phone industry is one of the greatest environmental scandals in history, and yet the environmental movement is almost completely silent about this crisis.  As you will see below, scientific study after scientific study has linked cell phone use to cancer, and yet nothing is being done.  Instead, the big cell phone corporations are about to roll out their ultra-powerful 5G network nationwide, and that is just going to make this health crisis much worse.

Perhaps you are skeptical that cell phone radiation is a major threat.

Well, if your kid developed a life threatening case of cancer your attitude would probably change quite quickly.  In northern California, parents are fighting like mad to have a cell phone tower removed after a fourth child at a single elementary school was diagnosed with cancer

A fourth child has been diagnosed with cancer at a San Joaquin County elementary school, and parents believe it’s because of radiation caused by a cell phone tower.

The towers are spread throughout the community, but it’s this particular one that parents say needs to go.

“We had a doctor tell us that it’s 100 percent environmental, the kind of tumor that he has,” said Monica Ferrulli.

So far the school district is not budging.  Perhaps it has something to do with the $2,000 a month that they are getting from the phone company.

Future generations are going to look back in horror at how self-destructive we were.  All the science tells us that cell phone radiation is dangerous, and yet we just can’t help ourselves.

For example, a two year study conducted by researchers at the National Toxicology Program came up with some stunning results.  The following comes from Scientific American

Researchers at the National Toxicology Program, a federal interagency group under the National Institutes of Health, tested 3,000 rats and mice of both sexes for two years—the largest investigation of RF radiation and cancer in rodents ever undertaken in the U.S.

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19-02-19 10:30:00,

Alex PietrowskiStaff Writer
Waking Times

At the center of the debate about 5G technology is the issue of whether or not 5G is safe. Already underway, though, the rapid rollout will deploy 20,000+ satellitesmillions of small towers, and use the same range of EMF waves as a military crowd-control system. Proponents of the technology don’t seem to acknowledge the growing body of research and growing number of voices warning us of the coming catastrophe of a world blanketed in 5G radiation.

Most often, however, those who are negatively impacted by wireless technologies and electromagnetic pollution, are individuals whose voices aren’t heard outside of courtrooms and city halls. In Canada, for example, journalist Rodney Palmer spoke to local government about a “wi-fi disaster,” which actually hurt a number of school children, resulting in the removal of the school’s wireless network.

“When the schools installed the wifi, we found out that at least four children had erratic tachycardia [fast or irregular heart rate] that confounded their doctors and they were wearing heart monitors to school. The older children…told us they had blackouts in certain areas of the school.” – Rodney Palmer

Interestingly, firefighters have for years opposed the placement of cell towers near fire stations, arguing that the effects of the towers disrupt living conditions for firemen and can cause neurological problems. A study was done for an incident occurred with a group of Los Angeles firefighters in 2016,  and is recounted in public testimony from veteran firefighter and Union president, David Gillotte.

Dr. Gunnar Heuser lead brain studies on firefighters following a cell tower installation on their fire station and found that their brains were all abnormal. His SPECT brain study in 2004 focused on firefighters who complained of neurological problems following a cell tower installation at their fire station beforehand. The symptoms they experienced were: headaches, memory problems, sleeping problems, depression, and anxiety.  Dr. Heuser published a study recently on fMRI showing abnormalities in EHS similar to brain injury. Original study published in July 2017, without the controls, full textCorrigendum to the study,

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California Braces For The Next Big Storm


17-01-19 09:34:00,

Get ready for round two of crazy weather in California

Another Pacific storm is expected to strike California on Wednesday afternoon, bringing a threat of mudslides to the area of the most destructive wildfire in state history and a blizzard warning in the Sierra Nevada.

The Butte County Sheriff’s Office issued a flood evacuation warning Tuesday for Pulga, a small town northeast of Paradise. The notice read: “if you are in this area, you should evacuate to higher ground.”

Most of Butte County area was included in a flood watch by the National Weather Service (NWS), which warns of 3 inches of rain in the valley and up to 6 inches in the foothills between Wednesday and Thursday.

Unlike the storm from earlier this week, this new round of rain is slow and steady, forecasters said, which could trigger mudslides.

“If flooding occurs, this can quickly become a dangerous and life-threatening situation,” the Butte County Sheriff’s Office warned.

A series of storm systems will bring very heavy rain to lower elevations of California and some surrounding states. Areal flooding and flash flooding, including burn scar mud and debris flow, will be possible through Thursday. pic.twitter.com/QlKIoKDrSc

— NWS (@NWS) January 16, 2019

This could be the strongest storm of the year with torrential downpours triggering flash floods in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

Flood and high wind watches were posted for the Sacramento area, with NWS warning of widespread power outages, downed trees, and difficult driving conditions.

The storm is expected to bring blizzard conditions to the higher elevations of the Sierra Nevada through Thursday, with meteorologists predicting as much of five feet of snow in higher elevations and wind gusts of up to 100 mph on ridgetops.

Intense snow is also expected for the mountains in Northern California and north into the Cascades.

A week of storms has left officials worried about the potential danger for thousands of people living in foothill and canyon areas devastated by last year’s wildfires.

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California Firemen Find Signatures of Directed Energy Weapons | Light On Conspiracies – Revealing the Agenda


07-01-19 07:47:00,

By Alexandra Bruce

The Camp Fire in Paradise, California began on November 8th of last year, destroying over 153,000 acres before finally being put out over a month later on December 14th. Over 13,000 homes and hundreds of businesses were destroyed, with more than half of this damage described as occurring within the first four hours.

The anomalies of the Camp Fire were ignored by the mainstream media and were only reported on a handful of independent websites, including ForbiddenKnowledgeTV.net.

Fires were observed burning at temperatures at least three times hotter than an average house fire; hot enough to melt aluminum and glass, reducing homes to pure ash yet leaving plastic trash cans beside them untouched.

Most of us are familiar with how microwave ovens heat and interact with foods and how this differs from the effects of thermal or convection ovens. We know that plastics are “microwave safe”, whereas metals explode violently when subjected microwaves. The effects of the NorCal fires of the past couple of years have been widely observed to resemble the effects one might expect to see from directed microwave radiation or masers.

Maser is the acronym for “microwave amplification by stimulated emission of radiation”. Likewise, laser is the acronym for “light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation”. Both masers and lasers are forms of amplified, coherent, electromagnetic radiation and both frequency ranges are used in various Directed Energy Weapons (DEWs). DEWs are a newer class of weapons that are starting to come into wider use.

The SupposedlyShelly YouTube channel interviewed retired California firemen, John Lord and Matt (last name withheld) about the anomalies they’ve observed and both were left to conclude that DEWs were involved. The firemen reported that plastics attached to metal completely melted while plastics standing alone withstood what must have been extraordinary heat. Other investigators observed how guardrails caught fire at the points where the metal bolts connected to the wood. DEWs could produce these effects.

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California Wild Fires; Far From Normal | Light On Conspiracies – Revealing the Agenda


12-12-18 02:14:00,

Published on Oct 15, 2017

A quick look into the forest fires in California. Please prayerfully discern and conduct your own investigation, these fires are anything but natural. God Bless You All. “Call upon the name of the Lord and tho shall be saved.” This country was supposed to be a beacon of light to the world and as it was we were richly blessed, but now this nation has turned and embraces sin and abominations. The signs of the end will continue, fires are now like this around the world. Embrace your Creator now and repent, call out to Him. A Watchman Report


This is another 911, and here is why they are doing it..


He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” 3 For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. 4 He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. 5 You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, 6 nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor the destruction that wastes at noonday.


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Proof California Fires Started by HAARP | Light On Conspiracies – Revealing the Agenda


18-11-18 04:57:00,

The tree pictured above is burning from the inside out! Was it hit by lighting bolts generated by HAARP technology or was it hit by microwave energy from the weather weapons that caused the nano aluminum particles from the chemtrails to spontaneously combust?

Why doesn’t this make any sense to me? Seriously, why are the houses burning but the forests aren’t? See the video below:

Direct Energy Weapons

Posted by Giselle Rivera on Saturday, July 28, 2018

The video above is a VERY important video with eyewitness testimony proving HAARP EMP weapons being used to start California fires. Some witnesses saw blue sparks and flashes in the sky that were NOT lightning! Some felt a weird energy in the air that made their heart palpitate! Some felt an ‘energy vortex’ move through their homes!

A firefighter known by one of the guests on Scott Bennett’s radio show on the Rense Radio Network told some shocking details on the air! He said a cop went and knocked on the door of a house and told them they had to be out of there in one hour. The fire was nowhere around the home at that point and that’s why they had an hour. The policemen came back to that same house in 5 minutes and the house was fully engulfed in flames! No way the fire would have moved from nowhere around there to fully engulfing the house in 5 minutes! Sorry that just cannot happen!

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Posted by ELITE Enslave US on Thursday, October 19, 2017

I think they might be turning up the HAARP toys to a high level that can cause spontaneous combustion of trees or structures. All trees and structures are now covered with nano particles of aluminum. What happens when you put aluminum foil in a microwave? You get massive heat, sparks and things combust spontaneously! I think this is what’s happening! They are starting and intensifying these wildfires with microwave energy from their HAARP toys. That’s why so many fires are starting at one time and this means not enough firefighters to fight the fires.

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California: Woolsey Fire Burns Nuclear Meltdown Site That State Toxics Agency Failed to Clean Up – Global Research


13-11-18 05:15:00,

Last night, the Woolsey fire burned the contaminated Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL), a former nuclear and rocket engine testing site. Footage from local television showed flames surrounding rocket test stands, and the fire’s progress through to Oak Park indicates that much of the toxic site burned.

A statement released by the California Dept. of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) said that its staff,

“do not believe the fire has caused any releases of hazardous materials that would pose a risk to people exposed to the smoke.”

The statement failed to assuage community concerns given DTSC’s longtime pattern of misinformation about SSFL’s contamination and its repeated broken promises to clean it up.

“We can’t trust anything that DTSC says,” said West Hills resident Melissa Bumstead, whose young daughter has twice survived leukemia that she blames on SSFL and who has mapped 50 other cases of rare pediatric cancers near the site. Bumstead organized a group called “Parents vs. SSFL” and launched a Change.org petition demanding full cleanup of SSFL that has been signed by over 410,000 people. “DTSC repeatedly minimizes risk from SSFL and has broken every promise it ever made about the SSFL cleanup. Communities throughout the state have also been failed by DTSC. The public has no confidence in this troubled agency,” said Bumstead.

Nuclear reactor accidents, including a famous partial meltdown, tens of thousands of rocket engine tests, and sloppy environmental practices have left SSFL polluted with widespread radioactive and chemical contamination. Government-funded studies indicate increased cancers for offsite populations associated with proximity to the site, and that contamination migrates offsite over EPA levels of concern. In 2010, DTSC signed agreements with the Department of Energy and NASA that committed them to clean up all detectable contamination in their operational areas by 2017. DTSC also in 2010 committed to require Boeing, which owns most of the site, to cleanup to comparable standards. But the cleanup has not yet begun, and DTSC is currently considering proposals that will leave much, if not all, of SSFL’s contamination on site permanently.

Dr. Robert Dodge, President of Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles, shares the community’s concerns.

“We know what substances are on the site and how hazardous they are.

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“Green” California Is More Reliant On Foreign Oil Than Ever Before

“Green” California Is More Reliant On Foreign Oil Than Ever Before

29-08-18 07:31:00,

Authored by Michael Bastasch via The Daily Caller,

  • California’s biggest source of crude oil imports is now Saudi Arabia with more than 98 million barrels in 2017.

  • Environmentalists want Gov. Jerry Brown to stop issuing new oil and gas leases.

  • However, that will only make California more reliant on foreign countries.

There’s a growing call for California Gov. Jerry Brown to stop issuing oil and natural gas leases in the state, with some even arguing that all state fossil fuel production should be shuttered.

Yet continuing the current trend of dwindling in-state crude production wouldn’t mean California stops using oil. The state, ranked as one of the “greenest” in the country, would still use lots of oil, it would just come from other countries.

In fact, more than 56 percent of the crude oil received by California refineries were extracted in foreign countries, according to California Energy Commission data. California, once the third-largest oil state, is now more reliant than ever on foreign oil.

The biggest share of California’s oil imports come from Saudi Arabia, which makes up 29 percent of foreign crude flowing into the state. More than 70 percent of foreign oil imports to the state come from OPEC members, including Iraq, Kuwait and Ecuador.

California’s share of oil coming from foreign sources has ballooned since the late 1990s. Decades of state policies restricting drilling played a role, as did declining production in Alaska.

The state legislature also completely banned new offshore drilling leases in 1994, decades after the massive Santa Barbara oil spill. Geological factors also make it expensive to pump out crude compared to other states.

While environmentalists have chastised California for its oil production, the state’s eschewing of crude extraction has contributed to its increased reliance on foreign oil.

California’s oil production has fallen 56 percent since 1985, according to state data. Much of that is being replaced by oil imports from countries without the same level of environmental and public health protections that U.S. agencies require.

“The West Coast used to be the part of the country least dependent on oil imports,

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Watch Out California! 53 Major Earthquakes Just Hit The Ring Of Fire In A 24 Hour Period

Watch Out California! 53 Major Earthquakes Just Hit The Ring Of Fire In A 24 Hour Period

21-08-18 01:05:00,

Authored by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog,

Is something unusual starting to happen to the crust of our planet? 

The USGS defines any earthquake of at least magnitude 4.5 as “significant”, and there were 53 earthquakes that met that criteria along the Ring of Fire on Sunday alone. 

If you would like to verify that information for yourself, you can so do right here.

Not too long ago, I wrote about how “Earth changes” seem to be accelerating all over the world, but even I was stunned by the ferocity of the seismic activity that we witnessed over the weekend.  Because none of the earthquakes happened in the United States, the mainstream media almost entirely ignored this story, but that is a huge mistake. 

The entire west coast of the U.S. falls along the “Ring of Fire”, and experts assure us that it is only a matter of time before the seismic tension that is building up along the tectonic plates in that area is released.

Much of the seismic activity on Sunday was near the small island nation of Fiji, and it is true that Fiji often experiences earthquakes because it sits directly inside the Ring of Fire

Fiji falls in the Pacific Ring Of Fire – a massive horseshoe-shaped area in the Pacific basin.

The ring is formed of a string of 452 volcanoes and sites of seismic activity (earthquakes), which encircle the Pacific Ocean.

Roughly 90 percent of all earthquakes occur along the Ring of Fire, and 75 percent of the world’s active volcanoes are dotted along the expansive ring.

It certainly is not unusual to see earthquakes happen along the Ring of Fire, but what was unusual about the activity on Sunday was the size of the earthquakes.

The largest quake on Sunday was a massive magnitude 8.2 earthquake that could have done an enormous amount of damage if it had been closer to the surface

A massive quake of magnitude 8.2 struck in the Pacific Ocean close to Fiji and Tonga on Sunday but it was so deep that it did not cause any damage,

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California Experiments with Universal Basic Income | Armstrong Economics

California Experiments with Universal Basic Income | Armstrong Economics

11-07-18 03:58:00,

Stockton California, which was previously one of the bankrupt cities, will now become the first in the country to participate in a test of Universal Basic Income. Stockton will give 100 residents $500 a month for 18 months,  with no strings attached. This idea is really braindead. You cannot pay people not to work which is really what they are doing. The whole idea has been pushed by the likes of Silicon Valley leaders, including Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and Mark Zuckerberg. They clearly lack any historical understanding of welfare and how it has destroyed families and actually lowered the standard of living. They think it will possibly reduce poverty and provide a safeguard against the job disruption as the economy moves to replace workers with robots and automation.

This is by no means the first time innovation in technology has displaced workers. You do not pay people to simply do nothing. You encourage them to be retrained into fields that will provide employment. The Great Depression was all about the destruction of agricultural jobs as tractors replaced farm workers and electricity replace many manual jobs in manufacture. That is why unemployment rose to 25%. It was not the decline in business activity, it was the shift in the economic makeup of the economy thanks to innovation. Jobs in technology, as well as manual labor, are two areas still valid as is soldiering for now.

Instead of increasing taxes to try this redistribution of income, EXEMPT people from even local property taxes if their income is below a certain level. If you want to encourage retaining, then that would be productive. But to just pay people to not improve themselves is a very destructive process. Already, more than 25% of children are being raised by a single parent. Post-Depression, the rise of socialism has resulted in a rise in divorce and single parenting.


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New California Rebels Against Tyranny of the Majority | Armstrong Economics

New California Rebels Against Tyranny of the Majority | Armstrong Economics

12-03-18 09:46:00,

The movement within California to split the state between Republican v Democrat has passed the first hurdle in becoming the 51st State. The movement is called the New California. They read their own Declaration of Independence on the floor of the State Senate. Their position reflects the serious divide within this country of left v right. They are correct in stating that the left is un-democratic and seeks to impose by the majority tyranny upon the minority.

We must understand that Democracy is not free of tyranny. We are living proof that we still live under the tyranny of the majority that is even worse than the tyranny of a monarch. The tyranny that we suffer under that has been the cornerstone of socialism in that the majority assumes the right to alter the way people live by imposing social laws that are not limited to a simple political function. Under the tyranny of a monarch, you can protect yourself from a tyrant. However, the tyranny under which we live today is much harder to escape for the majority simply pass laws that declare even prevailing opinion and feeling to be violations of their laws. As Thrasymachus said, justice under all forms of government, including Democracy, is simply the will of the majority. The prevailing opinions within the majority of society will be the basis of all rules of conduct within society without any noble roots. There can be no safeguard in law against the tyranny of the majority. That is simply impossible. This is why revolutionary conflict erupts even within Democracies for there is no possible way to escape the tyranny of the majority.

Direct Democracy can work when it is confined to economic and the safety of the state. It MUST be restrained by SOCIAL laws. It cannot impose laws based upon ANY religious belief for once that takes place, it becomes a tyranny of one philosophy over another.

Just look at Sweden. The refugees have created 70 no-go zones. They impose their own rule of law based on religion and reject the rest of the country. In those zones, they proclaim that Shariah Law prevails. Even the police are afraid to enter.

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California roads to become testing ground for truly driverless cars | Light On Conspiracies – Revealing the Agenda

California roads to become testing ground for truly driverless cars | Light On Conspiracies – Revealing the Agenda

04-03-18 01:57:00,

It’s the Wild West on California roads.

On Monday, the state Department of Motor Vehicles announced it will allow autonomous cars on public roads without an approved driver.

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That means cars with no one in the driver’s seat can start being tested and driven throughout the state once the regulations go into effect April 2. A remote “driver” far from the actual vehicle can be in control.

An Uber spokesperson said in an email about the DMV changes, “This is a significant step towards an autonomous future in the state, and signals that California is interested in leading by example in the deployment of autonomous vehicles.”

But Uber did note that the new rules only apply to cars and not trucks, which is another competitive area in self-driving technology.

For self-driving cars, testing regulations first went into effect in September 2014. Since then 50 companies have been permitted to test driverless cars — but with a driver in the vehicle, according to the DMV. That same permit will still be available but now companies can also apply for the fully driverless permit.

The fully autonomous testing has been years in the making, and now it’s on track to happen.

Buckle up.

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