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California drought: 'May have to migrate people'[out of the State]
CNBC ^ | 24 July 2014 | Mark Koba

Posted on 08/02/2014 8:01:23 AM PDT by Lorianne

It's going from worse to worst each week in California.

Suffering in its third year of drought, more than 58 percent of the state is currently in "exceptional drought" stage, according to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor map. That marks a huge jump from just seven days ago, when about 36 percent of the state was categorized that way.

Exceptional drought, the most extreme category, indicates widespread crop and pasture losses and shortages of water in reservoirs, streams and wells.

If the state continues on this path, there may have to be thoughts about moving people out, said Lynn Wilson, academic chair at Kaplan University and who serves on the climate change delegation in the United Nations.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnbc.com ...


TOPICS: Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: amnesty; california; dought; drought; illegals; lofan; lynnwilson
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So let me get this straight. California encourages massive immigration into the State, and now are considering asking/making? people move out of the State because they do not have enough water to support the population?

And these are the people who seem to think of themselves as more environmentally enlightened than everyone else?

1 posted on 08/02/2014 8:01:23 AM PDT by Lorianne
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To: Lorianne

Nothing like a little Alta California revanchism. Even if all they’re getting “back” is a withered neo-desert.


2 posted on 08/02/2014 8:03:28 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Lorianne

But hey, keep bringing rabbit-breeding immigrants in

Sheer genius


3 posted on 08/02/2014 8:04:08 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Get rid of "birthright citizenship" Out of room . . . no mas)
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To: Lorianne

Instead of spending billions on new rail systems, spend it on desalinization plants and pipes. That is, unless the intention was to use the new rails to permanently transport people out.


4 posted on 08/02/2014 8:04:33 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Lorianne

Another trail of tears coming?
Send the illegals back home first.


5 posted on 08/02/2014 8:05:06 AM PDT by expat2
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To: C210N

Kinda hard when the “new rails” are only supposed to go between LA and SF.


6 posted on 08/02/2014 8:05:31 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Lorianne

Eventually the rabid liberalism will hit on the true solution to their problem of allowing no-good, non-working illegals, liberal leeches and ne’er-do-wells to remain whilst simultaneously removing the problem of dealing with those pesky capitalists.

They will find some way to expatriate those pesky capitalist Americans out of state while taking all their money in the process. Count on it. An exit tax.


7 posted on 08/02/2014 8:05:47 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Lorianne

Move to Mexico.


8 posted on 08/02/2014 8:05:55 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Lorianne

Maybe the intention is, in order to best use a crisis, is to get people to move out, make way for the new electorate to move in, and *THEN* build desalination plants.


9 posted on 08/02/2014 8:06:01 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Lorianne

How about we build a dam or two. Just a thought.


10 posted on 08/02/2014 8:06:13 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Lorianne

Uh oh. There goes some members of my lib in-laws, ho ho ho! Forced emigration. Hope they round up the houses through eminent domain.


11 posted on 08/02/2014 8:06:38 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Lorianne
California drought: 'May have to migrate people'[out of the State]

Maybe you should "migrate" them back to Mexico.

12 posted on 08/02/2014 8:06:48 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: Lorianne

Moving to Montana soon, gonna be a dental floss tycoon.


13 posted on 08/02/2014 8:07:32 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Lorianne

That coming from the UN rep on climate change. Give me a break.


14 posted on 08/02/2014 8:11:13 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Lorianne

and in 6 months they could be complaining about too much rain


15 posted on 08/02/2014 8:11:41 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Lorianne

Mexifornia was once the model state in the nation...yes, it is true. Lived here all my life and watched it go from that, to the destroyed, liberal dung heap that it is today. All over about a 40 year time span.

The LIBS that run the state refuse to build adequate water storage capacity because the enviro-whackos that pump money into RAT campaign coffers do not want it...so we go dry easily now.

Mexifornia / operated and destroyed by DemoRats.


16 posted on 08/02/2014 8:12:34 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Huskrrrr

How about we build a dam or two. Just a thought.


That’s worked so well for Lake Mead and Lake Powell.

The surface evaporation and the lack of snow pack up north are turning them into mud pits.

Not to mention the need to dredge just to keep the generators turning.


17 posted on 08/02/2014 8:13:03 AM PDT by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: Lorianne

The Deranged Left in California lives with this dichotomy in what’s left of their minds:

More Non-White People GOOD! (White people are intrinsically BAD, so gotta submerge them)

Humans BAD cuz they Hurt Mother Earth! (people - especially White people - are responsible for all bad things happening to Earth, so they have to be gotten rid of)

So the Left in California has concluded that one billion non-whites will be OK, because they won’t hurt Mama Earth.


18 posted on 08/02/2014 8:13:49 AM PDT by Regulator
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To: EagleUSA

A travesty. Easily the most beautiful state. Probably one of the most beautiful places on the planet. Destroyed.


19 posted on 08/02/2014 8:14:15 AM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Lorianne

The plan is probably round up a bunch of farmers whose land can’t be farmed because the gonernment has shut off their irrigation water and sent it to the ocean so the smelt will thrive. Send the farmers to Oklahoma like they did the Indians from the Southeast. Divide up the California drought stricken farmland among illegal immigrants into small farms, turn the water back on. Re-distribution and returning land to the indigenous tribes, a progressive wet dream. Only problem is the poor smelt.


20 posted on 08/02/2014 8:15:42 AM PDT by duffee (Dump the Chairman of the Mississippi Republican Party, joe nosef.)
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To: Lorianne

100% Democrat caused misery and failure. No ideas or provision for the future, just resignation to decline. Oh and always moar government.

Now they are seriously talking about crop failures and a diaspora. And that too will be fine with the government elite. Nothing brings about change like a famine.


21 posted on 08/02/2014 8:18:21 AM PDT by ecomcon
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To: Lorianne

I’m with Ms Wilson. Move all the illegal aliens out!


22 posted on 08/02/2014 8:19:32 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Regulator
More Non-White People GOOD! (White people are intrinsically BAD,

White people use disproportionately more water with all the flushing, laundry (obsession with clean underwear, and frequent bathing.

Rid California of white people, end water shortage............

23 posted on 08/02/2014 8:23:45 AM PDT by varon (Para bellum)
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To: Lorianne
Forced Mass Migration, it's the Commie Way.

24 posted on 08/02/2014 8:24:31 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: onedoug

Pack up the car—the dust bowl is coming.


25 posted on 08/02/2014 8:24:43 AM PDT by windcliff
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To: b4its2late
That coming from the UN rep on climate change. Give me a break.

My thought as well. Agenda 21, anyone?

26 posted on 08/02/2014 8:25:24 AM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: duffee

Guarantee whomever they decide to expatriate from the state (never going to happen due to illegality issues), would be the white middle class, at least those who are left. The lib uber rich will remain and those needed to keep their life style affloat will remain with them.

Actually this is not all bad. Who in another state would like to see an influx of expatriated LA gang bangers and SF fags showing up on your welfare rolls??


27 posted on 08/02/2014 8:25:49 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Yep. When they migrate the millions of illegals out of the state then, and only then, they can talk to me about conserving water, energy, etc. Til then they need to just shut the heck up!!


28 posted on 08/02/2014 8:26:16 AM PDT by sheana
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To: Gaffer

They will find some way to expatriate those pesky capitalist Americans out of state while taking all their money in the process. Count on it. An exit tax.


Yep! and if they can find a way of latching on to your future Income they’ll try that too.


29 posted on 08/02/2014 8:27:23 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: Lorianne
and now are considering asking/making? people move out of the State because they do not have enough water to support the population?

Only actual Americans will be asked to leave the State.

30 posted on 08/02/2014 8:28:34 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: Lorianne

Stop mocking God and maybe He will restore the state.


31 posted on 08/02/2014 8:33:03 AM PDT by Old Yeller (Truth is the enemy of our dysfunctional government.)
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To: Mouton

I can only imagine how many faucets are in Barbra Streisand’s house. Since I have her book on her house, I’m gonna go count!


32 posted on 08/02/2014 8:33:29 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: EagleUSA
Lived here all my life and watched it go from that, to the destroyed, liberal dung heap that it is today. All over about a 40 year time span.

I'll second that.

I was born and raised in So. Cal and left about 14 years ago. The left has reeked it's ugliness on a once beautiful and hugely productive state.

33 posted on 08/02/2014 8:35:36 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Lorianne

california is so baja.


34 posted on 08/02/2014 8:37:43 AM PDT by Vision Thing (obama wants his suicidal worshipers to become suicidal bombers.)
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To: Lorianne

California soon to resemble many a Latin American country with excessive wealth in the hands of a few and on the other side extreme poverty, with a declining middle class.


35 posted on 08/02/2014 8:40:05 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (‘You can avoid reality, but you can’t avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.’)
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To: Olog-hai

“Kinda hard when the “new rails” are only supposed to go between LA and SF.”

Actually, the “first track” will supposedly run from Bakersfield to Fresno. So it’s simply a “local” to transport illegal farm workers from field to field. Now if there are no fields because of the draught, the Toonerville Trolley may well have no “passengers.”
Everybody likes to denigrate California, but the fact it that this state supplies the nation with most of it’s fresh produce. So when you folks in the rest of the country have to pay exorbitant prices for produce grown in human waste from Mexico enjoy! PS I understand that the Mexican tomatoes have an “unusual flavor” that you may recognize.


36 posted on 08/02/2014 8:41:56 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: Lorianne

Better grab a good spot on top of the train.


37 posted on 08/02/2014 8:43:05 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Lorianne
'May have to migrate people'[out of the State]

Isn't there a government agency already in place for that explicit purpose? 4,700,000 people are a lot of toilet flushes.

38 posted on 08/02/2014 8:43:50 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (This is known as "bad luck". - Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Lorianne

Don’t let them out of California to infest the rest of the country with their stupid liberalism.


39 posted on 08/02/2014 8:47:34 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The cure has become worse than the disease. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Lorianne

Let people pay for the water in a free market — if there is a water shortage, the water will be expensive, and people will leave. Amazing how that works.


40 posted on 08/02/2014 8:50:11 AM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: Lorianne

Every time you read a story like this remember:

The illegal aliens in this country consume the equivalent of Lake Tahoe EACH YEAR.

THINK ABOUT THAT, the next time water rationing is imposed!


41 posted on 08/02/2014 8:52:42 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Huskrrrr

can’t, we might hurt a fish!


42 posted on 08/02/2014 8:53:16 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Lorianne

An yes..the “Zimbabwe” plan.....water will be the justification to push out the mostly white farmers of the Central Valley


43 posted on 08/02/2014 8:53:27 AM PDT by tophat9000 (An Eye for an Eye, a Word for a Word...nothing more)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“I’m with Ms Wilson. Move all the illegal aliens out!”

When there are no crops to manage, no lawns to mow, etc., a lot of them will leave (unless somehow the RATs figure out a way to get welfare money from all those bankrupt farmers). Most non-Californians don’t know that agriculture is California’s biggest business by a wide margin.

Some Statistics

California’s economy is the 8th largest economy in the world (2012), if the states of the U.S. were compared with other countries. As of 2013, the gross state product (GSP) is about $2.05 trillion, which is 13.2% of the United States gross domestic product (GDP).

Agriculture (including fruit, vegetables, dairy, and wine production) is a major California industry. Airborne exports of perishable fruits and vegetables amounted to approximately $579 million in 2007. By way of comparison, California exported more agricultural products by air that year than 23 other states did by all modes of transport.

According to the California Department of Food and Agriculture, “California agriculture is nearly a $36.6 billion dollar industry that generates $100 billion in related economic activity.” The state’s agricultural sales first exceeded $30 billion in 2004, making it more than twice the size of any other state’s agriculture industry.

California is the leading dairy state. Milk is California’s number one farm commodity. Exports of almonds continued to be the top commodity from California, with a value of $2.83 billion in foreign sales. Dairy and dairy products ranked second to almonds with a California total export value of $1.42 billion, a 24 percent increase over 2010. California’s dairy industry generated $47 billion “in economic activity” in 2004 and employed over 400,000 people.”


44 posted on 08/02/2014 8:55:49 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: maine yankee

The Colorado reached the Sea of Cortez this year. First time in about fifty years.

Well, I’ll Be Un-Dammed: Colorado River (Briefly) Reached The Sea
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45 posted on 08/02/2014 8:55:53 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (It's a shame nobama truly doesn't care about any of this. Our country, our future, he doesn't care)
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To: varon
This is how Jerry The Mad Geezer thinks of Nirvana in California:


46 posted on 08/02/2014 9:00:27 AM PDT by Regulator
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To: Lorianne

Perhaps they should “migrate” some of their illegals south - to their actual homes.


47 posted on 08/02/2014 9:00:30 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: vette6387

That’s not why CA gets denigrated. The liberals with their sick “environmental” rules have been attacking that state’s produce sector for decades.


48 posted on 08/02/2014 9:00:56 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Lorianne

The legislature first.


49 posted on 08/02/2014 9:01:18 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Lorianne

Not sure but I think this is more an environmentalist problem. They won’t let CA farmers bring in water because it’s harmful to the dart snail.


50 posted on 08/02/2014 9:02:47 AM PDT by EDINVA
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