Thursday, March 31, 2016

Liberals upset that illegals barred from stealing library books

It's not like you have to PAY to check out a book.  They're already free for gosh sakes!  Just be responsible and return the free books!
Illegal aliens have stolen millions of dollars worth of books from the San Jose, California library system, among many others. The liberal response? To be angry at the library for imposing fines and preventing the illegals from stealing even more books.

When Damaris Triana, then 8, lost several “Little Critter” books that she had borrowed for her sister, the library here fined her $101 — including $40 in processing fees — a bill that was eventually turned over to an agency to collect from her parents.

The $101 is a small part of a whopping $6.8 million in unpaid fines at the San Jose Public Library, an amount that exceeds unpaid fees at some larger cities around the country. It also exceeds other Bay Area cities like Oakland, which has $3 million in outstanding fines, and San Francisco, which has $4.6 million. In San Jose, when the late fee hits $50, the library refers the debt to a collection agency.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Taxpayers Are Footing Bill for Solar Project That Doesn’t Work

Knowing how much cash Google and others have, why the heck are the citizens having to foot the bill??
o Is owned by Google, NRG Energy, and Brightsource, who have a market cap in excess of $500 billion

o Received $1.6 billion in loan guarantees from the Department of Energy

o Is paid four to five times as much per megawatt-hour as natural-gas powered plants

o Is paid two to three times as much per megawatt-hour as other solar power producers

o Has burned thousands of birds to death

o Has delayed loan repayments

o Is seeking over $500 million in grants to help pay off the guaranteed loans

o Burns natural gas for 4.5 hours each morning to get its mojo going

Friday, March 25, 2016

Lockheed seeks to lay off up to 1,000 aeronautics workers

Wow!  That's a lot of people.
The company is offering the voluntary program to mid-level employees in seven locations, including two in California: Edwards Air Force Base and Palmdale. The others are Fort Worth, Texas; Marietta, Ga.; Meridian, Miss.; Clarksburg, W.Va.; and Patuxent River, Md.

A company spokesman said the layoff follows an analysis of the division’s competitiveness and is “not related to a specific program.”

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, based in Fort Worth, makes fighter jets including the F-35 and the F-22.

Cadbury, Nestle drop 'Easter' from U.K. egg offerings

I just can't understand what world these upper management types live in to do something like this. They honestly think they are doing the right thing?
The chocolate companies, meanwhile, denied claims they were deliberately trying to distance Easter eggs from their religious origin.

In a short statement Cadbury said: "We do not have a policy to drop Easter from our eggs."

"There has been no deliberate decision to drop the word Easter from our products and the name is still widely used at Nestle," said Laura Archer of Nestle.
We read another article that says, yeah, ok. But the word Easter is now on the BACK of the package.  That's a resounding support for Easter, eh?
“Most of our Easter eggs don’t say Easter or egg on the front as we don’t feel the need to tell people this – it is very obvious through the packaging that it is an Easter egg,” said the unnamed spokesperson, who denied that political or religious correctness is behind the move. But just in case people aren’t sure what they’re actually biting into, the word Easter is still there in small print on the back of the packaging to reassure people that they are actually eating a chocolate Easter egg.

Yet mysteriously, Cadbury’s Easter Egg Trail Pack has unquestionably been replaced this year by Cadbury Egg Hunt Pack while its Crème Egg, shaped like an Easter egg and marketed for years as only being available until Easter, has no reference to the annual Christian holiday other than as a deadline to purchase the product. But the spokesperson couldn’t say precisely when and why the packaging has changed.

But Cadbury isn’t the only chocolate manufacturer that has seemingly taken the Easter out of Easter egg this year.

Rival producer Nestle now sells a “Large Milk Chocolate Egg with Quality Street inside” instead of a “Quality Street Easter Egg” and its Milkybar Easter Egg is now a “Milkybar White Chocolate Egg.” Officials from Nestle couldn’t be reached for comment last night however a spokesman told the UK Telegraph “the association is now an automatic one.”  

Thanks Obamacare: This Is What Americans Spent Most Money On In 2015

Boy, O'bama thought we were stupid.  Now look who looks stupid.  What a disaster!  And we're just getting started!
Putting this in context, a recent report from Freedom Partners Health found that health insurance premiums have increased faster than wages and inflation in recent years, rising an average of 28 percent from 2009 to 2014 despite the enactment of Obamacare, or rather "because of." Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law on March 23, 2010, and Wednesday is the law’s sixth anniversary.
Accompanying graph:

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Rockefellers Dump Exxon Holdings That Made Family's Fortune

What utter morons. Oh, it's easy for them to divest themselves of refinery stock.  Since they aren't performing well, the impact is not great.  They look like they "sacrificed" for the cause.  How completely stupid.

Exxon responded to the Rockefeller's decision:
“It’s not surprising that they’re divesting from the company since they’re already funding a conspiracy against us,” Alan Jeffers, a spokesman for Irving, Texas-based Exxon, said in an e-mailed statement on Wednesday.

Exxon, which traces its roots to the 1880s and John D. Rockefeller’s integration of refineries and Pennsylvania oilfields, has dismissed the InsideClimate News allegations as products of “anti-oil and gas activists who cherry-picked documents” to distort the company’s role in climate research.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

The unintended consequences of California's chicken cage law

Just amazing.  The way these guys throw around numbers.  Let's look at the numbers.  I'd say the main unintended consequence of cage free eggs is the lack of understanding of the base price for eggs.  What we see is that by allowing pro-animal rights advocates to control our world, we are destined to pay more, expect less and be pummeled into poverty.  By allowing these NUTS to control our world we will see more food deserts. Worldwide.

In an era of falling median incomes in the USA, is it really the right thing to increase costs on people?  I don't think so.  What we see in CA is that everyday costs for basics are so skewed, so perverted, that they don't even understand what a FUBAR'ed island they have become.
California-based pasture-raised egg producer Jake Townsend sees an even more direct benefit: as the price for conventional eggs goes up, the gap between them and pasture-raised eggs is closing.

“I’ve seen conventional eggs as high as $6 or $7 a dozen this month, and then you’ve got some pasture-raised eggs available at $9.50 a dozen, so all of a sudden people can pay just a couple dollars more for better quality eggs,” Townsend said. “Based on my conversations with both consumers and store owners, that’s a leap a lot of consumers are willing to make.”

Townsend added that he’s seen a major increase in sales over the past two years and is in the process of building his company up as quickly as he can to meet skyrocketing demand.
Wow!  What a deal!  Only $6 for a dozen eggs!  WTF?  $6 for a dozen...eggs??? And I love the fact that now "conventional eggs" is redefined to mean: cage free eggs.

Also, looking at the comments, let's see what others around the world are paying for their free range eggs:
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Why so expensive in the US? In the UK, any supermarket will sell you a dozen organic free range eggs for around 4.00 - 5.00 GBP ( $6 to $7.50 US). Ordinary free range eggs are about 2.00 to 3.00 GBP.
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Where are you getting those prices for pasture-raised eggs? I buy ours at the local organic store. I don't recall the price but it's not much more than the price at the farm's stand, which is $4.60 for large and $4.90 for jumbo. I could buy cheaper eggs but I've seen this farm and the chickens were walking around a fenced open field being chickens, the way my grandmother's flock did.

$4.60 a dozen at the farm stand.  $6 a dozen in the UK for free range eggs.

But...what does Safeway say?

Here is Von's add for cage free eggs.  The price for a dozen cage free eggs in Fresno, CA is $4.99:

In Brooklyn NY, Cage free eggs are $3.99 for a dozen:

Now, let's look at the UK.  I'll pick Reading England, since I lived there briefly.  We see a dozen eggs are roughly $3.40 for one dozen carton of large eggs.

Now let's look at Houston, TX, Montrose section.  I used to walk to this grocery store.  We see that it's $5 for...wait....what is that I see? The price isn't $5 for two dozen eggs.  The price is for THREE DOZEN EGGS.  So the price per dozen is a paultry $1.67.  Why are they so cheap???  It's because they are not uber-controlled by food nazis.  They are eggs laid in standard battery cages.

If you were poor, or a family struggling to make ends meet, where would YOU want to buy your eggs?

Yes, it's CHEAPER to buy eggs in Houston because they ARE NOT cage free.  So, it is far far cheaper to feed a family eggs in Houston, than it is to try to eek out a living in CA or the UK.  

So, I will yet again say it:  The poor: do not walk.  RUN! and get out of CA before it's too late.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Bill Kristol Is Trying to Get Tom Coburn or Rick Perry to Run Third Party

What a disgrace.  But the upside is that if Trump really is the nominee, we finally get rid of the asshat wishy washy idiots who are presently running the Republican Party.  They are delusional and borderline psychotic if they think they can run a 3rd party candidate and later come back and reclaim the GOP.

Bill Kristol is an idiot.

“It’s childish nonsense,” Gingrich said, on the idea of a Kristol-led brokered convention. “There are two potential presidential nominees. One is named Donald. One is named Ted. The idea that some clever Washington intellectual or power broker — put quote marks around ‘power broker’— can step into an election in which millions have voted and magically change the trajectory of history? It’s goofy. There’s two players standing.”
Gingrich is so much smarter than Kristol.

Friday, March 18, 2016

California Already Is Building a Wall — of Debt

Well, this might work just a well as a physical wall!
Reformers have for years been trying to force Brown to deal with an actual wall that has been built around California over the past few decades — the wall of debt. Unfunded pension and retiree health-care liabilities in particular make a mockery of the notion that California is operating with a “surplus.” The latest estimates put those unfunded liabilities at more than $220 billion. Those already onerous liabilities will soar higher still if the stock market doesn’t meet the pension funds’ rosy predictions.

It’s nice that Brown has pension issues on his mind. Someone should. Legislative leaders have no interest in wrestling with those numbers. They are too eager to spend the imaginary surplus. Brown, however, has mostly been talk on the matter.

Earlier in his administration, Brown proposed a surprisingly solid reform plan that largely echoed Republican concerns. But he used no political capital to advance it, and ultimately signed the modest Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act. It passed during the state’s budget crisis, mainly as a way to convince voters the state is so serious about reform they could go ahead and trust it with higher sales- and income-tax rates.
This is all going to end very,very badly.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

What really happened at the Chicago rally - My Firsthand Account

A foreigner/legal immigrant describes the swarm of protesters at the Chicago Trump rally.  Amazing!

He describes earlier in the posting the aggression of the protesters.  This is his conclusion:
Obviously I did not see everything that occurred as I wandered the protest grounds outside the cancelled Chicago rally. What I did see, however, was fear. Fear from the rally attendees for their immediate safety, and fear of Donald Trump from the protesters.

More than that, I feel that I experienced today, for the first time in my life, true totalitarianism and authoritarianism, expressed laterally from citizen to citizen, in order to silence opinions from being shared. This enforcement was shared through sheer numbers and intimidation, and in a few cases, violence.

People brought their children, loved ones, and friends to attend the Trump rally. I saw an older Asian man and his white wife in attendance, and the looks on their faces when the rally was declared cancelled almost broke my heart. I saw scared children clinging to their parents’ sides as they exited the building to the screams of protesters. I saw a quiet, but excited crowd of Donald Trump supporters get thrown out of Chicago.

Worst of all, I saw the first amendment trampled, spit on, and discarded like trash.

This cannot go on. As I finish this, I feel a sense of utter dread and hopelessness for what is becoming of the youth in this country, particularly those of the regressive left. So polarized has political opinion become, that dissenting thoughts on college campuses are now seen as hateful. These people deal in absolutes. They are right, and whatever means they must take to achieve their ends, they will do it. They will not stop themselves from violence or censorship. They will do it, and they will call hell down upon you if anyone dare does upon them the same.

Tonight I went to the Trump Rally to hear the thoughts of not only the man who was supposed to come and speak, but the people who support him. I found respect. I found calmness. I found peace.

The truth is, I am a legal immigrant, not a US citizen. I am not American. I am not white. I cannot vote.

After tonight, I support Donald Trump.

Bye, bye Carl's Jr.: Parent company CKE moving California HQ to Nashville

I guess we should have seen this coming.  I recall the interview with the CEO of Carl's Jr where he shared many of the problems trying to open a restaurant in CA.  The red tape, the labor issues.  Just one right after another.

Orange County Register:
The parent company of Carl’s Jr., founded in Anaheim 60 years ago, is relocating its California headquarters to Nashville, Tenn.

Carpinteria-based CKE Restaurants, which also owns St. Louis-based Hardee’s, is consolidating both offices in Tennessee, where it has several company-owned restaurants. All senior executives, including Chief Executive Andrew F. Puzder will be moving to Nashville, Chief Marketing Officer Brad Haley said.

“Most employees will be offered positions with relocation packages, and the remainder will receive job placement assistance,” the company said in statement.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

My prediction comes true: Republican Establishment Plans to Support Hillary

My prediction in October is coming true!!!

At the website:

According to Rep. Steve King, an Iowa Republican, the Republican establishment may give tacit support to Hillary Clinton if Donald Trump wins the nomination.

King said Clinton is somebody “they can do business with” if Cruz or Trump come out on top.

“We’re going to have something like 70 percent of the vote that comes in here today, and they’re going to be anti-Establishment votes,” King toldBreitbart News Daily. He characterized the 2016 primary as a “revolt against the Establishment in the Republican Party.”

King said he believes Republicans will support Clinton “because I’m watching them throw a tantrum right now in Iowa, and they have put, I will say, millions of dollars on the table to recruit a primary opponent against me, because they are sore losers in the Iowa caucus,” King explained. “When Cruz won the Iowa caucus, they decided, we’re going to teach Steve King a lesson.”
I'm utterly astonished that I am so close to being right.  All I did was take the most ridiculous extreme position I could think of.  It is tragic that I am so right.  Tragic.

Here's what I said:

How about this as a really "out there" prediction:

Trump, Cruz or Carson wins the GOP nomination. The PTB in the GOP are utterly astonished. They immediately repudiate the Nominee and throw their support behind the Democratic Party Nominee completely abandoning Trump/Cruz/Carson.

It is at this point we finally find out what we knew all along: that the upper party officials are just Dems in GOP clothing.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

CDC Warns of 'Healthy' Food Outbreaks: Sprouts, Salads, Organic Shakes and Meals, Cucumbers

I've always thought organic foods were a scam.  They are not better tasting.  They are not better looking.  They do not offer better nutrition.  You're wasting your time and your money buying organic foods.
Ironically, all of the CDC’s outbreak warnings on its homepage are currently for items on the so-called “healthy” foods list.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is warning of four potentially fatal, multi-state outbreaks – all victimizing people who eat foods typically considered healthful:

Alfalfa Sprouts,
Organic Shake and Meal Products,
Packaged Salads, and

Nine people in either Minnesota or Wisconsin who ate alfalfa sprouts have been diagnosed with the outbreak strain of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157 (STEC O157), which can cause hemolytic uremic syndrome, a potentially-fatal type of kidney failure. The CDC has linked the infections to sprouts produced by Jack & the Green Spouts.