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  • San Diego Protestors Want Censorship and Gun Control

    08/18/2018 3:59:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 69 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 August,2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Those pushing for a disarmed population have been educated to the fact that effective restrictions on arms cannot be achieved without strong government censorship and control over information. The First and Second Amendments in the Bill of Rights reinforce each other and make restrictions on both free expression and the right to keep and bear arms difficult. A spokesperson articulated the protestors passion for a government regulations that the believe will make them safe.  From CBS8.com: SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) - Protestors of the Del Mar Gun Show addressed the Fair Board on Tuesday afternoon with their newest concerns....
  • California's 20-pound invasive nutria problem could be worse than previously imagined

    08/17/2018 1:49:53 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 105 replies
    www.sfgate.com ^ | Updated 4:00 am PDT, Friday, August 17, 2018 | By Eric Ting
    For the small six-person team tasked with combating California's nutria infestation, a typical day consists of working in 100-degree weather, wading through marshes and avoiding traps built to catch 20-pound rodents, targeting about 2 million acres. Nutria, a destructive rat-like mammal, is currently burrowing into central California's wetlands. In the spring, the Department of Fish and Wildlife began to warn the public about the dangers of the animal, which devastate agricultural infrastructure by burrowing into levees, roadbeds and canal beds. But in the past few months, only 200 nutria have been exterminated, 100 of which were found in a pond...
  • Ninth Circuit Returns to Form, Upholds Bizarre California Gun Regulation(Micro stamp)

    08/15/2018 10:46:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 8/13/2018 | D French
    Here are the basic facts. California’s Unsafe Handgun Act requires new handguns sold in the state to have three key safety features. First, new guns must have an indicator that shows when a round is loaded in the weapon’s chamber. Second, new guns must have a magazine-detachment mechanism that prevents the gun from discharging when a magazine is not in it. Finally, the third provision “requires new handguns to stamp microscopically the handgun’s make, model, and serial number onto each fired shell casing.”
  • California could reshape pot rules as legal market struggles

    08/14/2018 6:19:55 PM PDT · by Mariner · 52 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | August 14th, 2018 | MICHAEL R. BLOOD
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The nation's largest legal marijuana market is struggling. Illicit sales continue to thrive. A shaky supply chain has customers looking at barren shelves in some shops. There are testing problems. And a proposal to allow home marijuana deliveries in cities that have banned pot sales could lead to a courtroom fight. A Los Angeles hearing Tuesday provided a window into the state's emerging cannabis economy, in which early enthusiasm for broad legal sales has been followed by anxiety and frustration across a swath of the industry. The state's top marijuana regulator, Lori Ajax, said after the...
  • Ninth Circuit Panel Rules CA Unsafe Handgun Act not Covered by Second Amendment

    08/10/2018 5:20:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 34 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 August, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    A three judge panel in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled the restrictions of the California Unsafe Handgun Act (UHA) do not violate the Second Amendment.  In circular reasoning, the opinion posits the UHA restrictions do not restrict behavior protected by the Second Amendment. They then apply the least restrictive Constitutional test to determine if the behavior is protected. Unsurprisingly, they find that it is not. The key to the decision is the Ninth Circuit's hostility to a broad reading of the Second Amendment. The Circuit, in it's en banc rulings, such as Peruta, Tiexeira v. County...
  • Facebook Censors Campaign Video from Brilliant GOP Candidate

    08/06/2018 6:31:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 6, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Since we’ve talked about Sarah Jeong and the fact that the New York Times has hired this woman and that she is an absolute, proud hater of white people — and she is being assisted, promoted, and backed up. The New York Times has openly, proudly hired a person for their editorial operation that hates white people and feels justified in hating white people! Anybody that seems to think there’s something wrong with that is being attacked as racist and sexist for being critical of Sarah Jeong! She’s being promoted! Her white hatred is being promoted! I explained in...
  • Heng Gets Facebook Blocked (California R candidate)

    08/05/2018 5:16:54 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 20 replies
    Elizabeth Heng nearly beat incumbent Democratic congressman Jim Costa in California’s open primaries in early June. The 53–47 outcome would have made her the darling of the national political media, had she been a Democrat. She will face Costa again in the general election in November. My colleague Alexandra DeSanctis wrote an excellent piece last month profiling the young, smart, 33-year-old Republican contender. So this happened yesterday. Heng’s campaign had tried to place this video as an ad on Facebook. It begins with her family’s roots — amidst the horror of Cambodian genocide. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUJXqJ4f_to And Facebook responded with a...
  • California Magazine Ban in Trouble; California Exempts Retired Reserve Officers

    08/03/2018 5:37:52 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 30 July, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    In November, 2016, California voters passed a referendum that banned the possession of magazines with a capacity of more than 10 rounds. The ban was immediately challenged in the courts. An injunction against enforcement of the ban was put in effect by a federal district court. The court challenge claims the ban violates the U.S. Constitution on several grounds, including the Second Amendment. The case is one of several where state and local governments contend that magazines of over 10 rounds fall outside of protection afforded by the Second Amendment. The State of California appealed the injunction to the...
  • California's Carr Fire Jumps Sacramento River, Reaching Outskirts Of Redding

    07/27/2018 4:16:22 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 24 replies
    NPR (National) ^ | July 27, 20184:43 AM ET | Scott Neuman
    A fast moving fire in northern California jumped the Sacramento River, sending residents in the city of Redding fleeing ahead of the flames late Thursday in one of several wildfires sweeping through the state.Cal Fire announced the death early Friday of a private bulldozer operator, who was working on an active section of the fire. The Carr Fire tore through nearby Shasta and Whiskeytown destroying homes and other buildings before charging into Redding, a city of about 92,000. Several firefighters and civilians have also been injured, fire officials said.The Sacramento Bee reports: snip, video at link As the Carr fire...
  • Supreme Court Fallout: Calif. Teachers Sue Unions to Recoup Unconstitutional 'Agency Fees'

    07/08/2018 5:55:51 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 42 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7/7/2018 | TYLER O'NEIL
    Justice is coming for unions that forced non-members to pay "non-political" agency fees that went to prop up Democratic candidates. Last month, the Supreme Court ruled that forcing workers who disagree with a union to make these payments anyway violates the workers' First Amendment rights. Less than a week after that ruling, Janus v. Association of Federal, State, City, and Municipal Employees (FSCME), seven California teachers have filed a class-action lawsuit to recoup unjustly forced fees. "This lawsuit will enable teachers like me to recover the agency fees that we were wrongly forced to pay against our will," Scott Wilford,...
  • Millionaires Flee California After Tax Hike

    07/06/2018 2:11:38 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 47 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 6, 2018 | Patrick Gleason
    According to new research released by Charles Varner, associate director of the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality, California lost an estimated 138 high-income individuals following passage of the Proposition 30 income tax increase championed by Gov. Jerry Brown (D) and approved by Golden State voters in 2012. This new research by Varner updates a previous paper released six years ago that looked at domestic migration to and from California following a 2004 income tax hike. “One reason we wanted to update our previous paper is that this tax change in 2012 is the largest state tax change that we...
  • President Trump on FBI, Fake News, Comey, Mueller and Border Security (Tweetstorm!)

    06/17/2018 8:06:33 PM PDT · by Ken H · 29 replies
    Twitter ^ | June 17, 2018 | President Donald J Trump
    @realDonaldTrump “The highest level of bias I’ve ever witnessed in any law enforcement officer.” Trey Gowdy on the FBI’s own, Peter Strzok. Also remember that they all worked for Slippery James Comey and that Comey is best friends with Robert Mueller. A really sick deal, isn’t it? 9:03 PM · Jun 17, 2018 ______ The Democrats should get together with their Republican counterparts and work something out on Border Security & Safety. Don’t wait until after the election because you are going to lose! 8:49 PM · Jun 17, 2018 ______ Why was the FBI’s sick loser, Peter Strzok, working...
  • California Farmer Attempts to Comply with Law and is Arrested

    06/09/2018 6:11:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 35 replies
    Ammoland ^ | June 4, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Last month, April, 2018, the California Department of Justice raided prominent Kern County Farmer, Jeffrey Scott Kirschenmann. The justification for the raid was pictures the farmer had sent to the Department of Justice in an attempt to register a rifle. The DOJ claimed the rifle was an illegally modified “Assault weapon”.  During the raid, the DOJ confiscated 230 rounds of ammunition, a dozen guns, two objects claimed to be “silencers”, and some sort of trigger activator. There is reason to be wary of the accuracy of the claims of what was found during the raid. California law is very complex....
  • Tax break for undocumented immigrants pushed by California Democrats

    06/08/2018 2:15:18 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | June 7, 2018 | BY ADAM ASHTON
    The California state budget could extend a tax break to low-income families of undocumented immigrants. Assembly Democrats want Gov. Jerry Brown to expand the state’s Earned Income Tax Credit in such a way that people who do not have Social Security numbers can apply for it. The proposal is meant to help poor Californians recover some of their state income tax. Last year, a household with two children and an adjusted gross income of up to $22,309 would have been eligible for a tax credit. The maximum credit for a family of that size is $2,467, according to the Franchise...
  • Only 27 Candidates Seek The California Governor’s Office Today

    06/05/2018 10:32:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/05/2018 | Andrew Malcolm
    Everywhere is a bellwether in American politics these days. And every race allegedly tells you much of what might happen in the midterm elections on Nov. 6.In California, that just may be true in today’s primaries.The Republican Party remains a sad-sack affair statewide in the country’s most populous state.But it does currently hold potentially the critical balance that could keep the House for the GOP or swing it to the Nancy Pelosi crowd. She only needs 23 more House seats to regain the Speaker’s gavel from retiring Paul Ryan.In California, the GOP presently holds seven seats in House districts...
  • The Big One could leave 250,000-400,000 quake refugees in California. Where will they go?

    06/03/2018 8:43:58 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 76 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 3, 2018 | RONG-GONG LIN II and SARAH PARVINI
    When a catastrophic earthquake hits California, buildings will topple and potentially hundreds could be killed. But what gets less attention is the wrenching aftermath of such a huge temblor, which could leave whole neighborhoods torched by fires uninhabitable and hundreds of thousands of people without a home. Officials are grappling with where all these quake refugees would go. In the San Francisco Bay Area, more than 400,000 could be displaced in a magnitude 7 earthquake on the Hayward fault, which directly runs underneath cities like Berkeley, Oakland, Hayward and Fremont, said Ken Hudnut, the U.S. Geological Survey’s science advisor for...
  • CA Lawmakers Seek to Expand Gun Confiscation, Limit Number of Firearms Residents Can Buy

    06/02/2018 10:25:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 62 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/2/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    California lawmakers are pushing numerous gun control measures including an expansion of confiscatory orders and limits on the number of firearms residents can buy each month. Many of the lawmakers are claiming school shootings in Florida and Texas as the impetus for more gun control on law-abiding Californians. The Mercury News reports that Assemblyman Rob Bonita (D-18) is pushing controls to bar 18-20-year olds from buying firearms. A companion bill, sponsored by State Sen. Anthony Portantino (D-25), passed the Senate earlier this week. Portantino’s bill also puts a one-gun-a-month purchase limit in place for Californians.
  • Crematorium malfunction sends smoke, human ashes into air

    05/25/2018 8:43:30 AM PDT · by bgill · 8 replies
    kdvr.com ^ | May 25, 2018 | tribune
    Smoke containing human remains billowed out of a California crematorium Thursday when an oven door was stuck open while the furnace was in use. National City Fire Capt. Brian Krepps confirmed that crews were called to Cortez Cremations and Funeral Services shortly after noon to help close the oven door. Firefighters were able to shut the door and then helped the crematorium ventilate the building. No damage or flames outside of the oven were reported.Krepps confirmed human ashes were contained in the thick smoke that flooded out of the building, as well as a chemical fire suppression agent.
  • Trump endorses Republican businessman John Cox for California governor

    05/19/2018 3:19:34 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 25 replies
    Washingtom Examiner ^ | May 18, 2018 07:02 PM | Diana Stancy Correll
    President Trump endorsed GOP California gubernatorial candidate and businessman John Cox on Friday, days after Cox said he was remorseful he did not vote for Trump in the 2016 election because he wasn’t sure if Trump was a conservative. ...snip Cox and Orange County Assemblyman Travis Allen, both Republicans, are seeing to woo enough voters for the June 5 primary in order to gain one of two spots in the November general election. In the event Republicans fail to garner enough support, two Democrats could go head-to-head. Cox has already attracted the support of GOP leadership, including U.S. House Majority...
  • 10 children allegedly tortured in Fairfield home; mother denies abuse

    05/14/2018 7:29:03 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 32 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 14, 2018 | Megan Cassidy, Rachel Swan, and Annie Ma
    The mother of 10 children who were allegedly tortured in a dangerously run-down Fairfield home defended herself Monday as an “amazing mother” and denied that she and her husband subjected their children to years of physical and mental abuse.