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Redefining Marriage…

3 Dec

What Could Possibly go Wrong…?

An animal rights group filed a writ of habeas corpus in New York, demanding a chimpanzee be characterized as a legal person with a right to liberty.
The Nonhuman Rights Project, which has been crafting the legal strategy for years, seeks to place a chimpanzee named Tommy in a sanctuary, the New York Times reported.
Tommy is being held captive in a cage at a trailer lot in Gloversville, the group said in its filing.
“This petition asks this court to issue a writ recognizing that Tommy is not a legal thing to be possessed by respondents, but rather is a cognitively complex autonomous legal person with the fundamental legal right not to be imprisoned,” the court filing says.

Chimp Marriage Rights

Breitbart

Another Thing You Won’t See on CBC…

13 Nov

Statement from the Government of Canada regarding the repeal of (Australian) carbon tax

Our government knows that carbon taxes raise the price of everything, including gas, groceries, and electricity. Prime Minister Abbott has said that, in Australia, the repeal of the carbon tax will reduce the average household’s cost of living by (in Australian dollars) $550 a year, take $200 off household power bills and $70 off gas bills.

“Our government has reduced greenhouse gas emissions while protecting and creating Canadians jobs – greenhouse gas emissions are down since 2006, and we’ve created 1 million net new jobs since the recession – and we have done this without penalising Canadian families with a carbon tax.”

Now if we just fix BC…

via Michael Smith

 

Gun Free Zones are Shooting Galleries…

1 Nov

LAX Removed Armed Police from Security Checkpoints Months Ago

Because no crazy people live in LA…

 

Breitbart

 

America – The World Leader…

12 Aug

And California leads the nation…

 

66% of the pron hosted in the US comes from California and interestingly only 0.62% of all porn sites use the “.xxx” domain name. Of course, hard numbers are tough to come by, but as ExtremeTech illustrates, Xvideos – the largest porn site on the web – gets a stunning 4.4 billion page-views per month – 3x the size of CNN or ESPN. Ironically, the biggest difference is ‘duration’ – typical news sites are visited for 3 to 6 minutes; while the average time spent on a porn site is between 15 and 20 minutes… Overall, porn websites are estimated to receive a whopping 30% of total internet traffic around the world.

infographic699

Zero Hedge

 

The current trends in the Golden State point to a failing state…

25 Feb

Who Knew…

What happened to the Golden State?

…To make a long story short, the same political constituencies that have made Brown’s Democratic Party invincible at the ballot box have also made the state unable to compete economically. California public employees, who are represented by the nation’s most politically powerful government unions, benefit from some of the nation’s most generous compensation packages…

…Endangered species of wildlife are now favored over farmers and food. Highways and suburbs are losing out to mass transit and urban centers. The emerging result is a disappearing middle class, and what’s left of the state is split between a highly educated, landed, wealthy and elderly elite, and a poor, government-dependent, uneducated lower class.

The States are the petri dish for the nation – enjoy the decline

Washington Examiner

 

California – Paying Their Share

19 Feb

About That Surprise California Budget “Surplus”: There is No Surprise and No Surplus Either

Appears that “Generally Accepted Accounting Practices” are to blame…

The report says the extra money was “likely the result of major tax law changes at the federal and state level having a significant impact in the timing of revenue receipts.”

That is: Taxpayers were paying a share of their bill early, getting income off their books in the hope of limiting exposure to the tax hikes that recently kicked in.

The administration was expecting that money to arrive in April. Now, officials are saying it won’t, and that just as January’s receipts soared, they’ll be offset by a spring plunge.

More than offset, one suspects

Who could have guessed...

LA Times via Mish’s

BC Hydro’s Billion Dollar Climate Bill…

8 Feb

Electricity monopoly BC Hydro is set to lose $1billion…

Neither party is, or should be particularly concerned about the climate.

Currently BC Hydro generates hydro electricity for about two cents/kw. Private electricity costs up to 19 cents/kw. BC Hydro is bound to purchase all private power at rates beneficial to the private operator — forever — and B.C. electricity users pay the subsidy.

Typically, higher volume consumption results in a discount. In BC Hydro’s case a premium is charged, and the premium goes to finance the impacts of the Climate Action Plan and the Clean Air Act. Coming soon we can expect “time of use” premiums charged for electricity use during peak use times.

Penticton Western News

Wind Power – “Uniquely Parasitic”

9 Jan

…wind generation is not close to being competitive…

California is having to sign contracts for capacity ahead of when otherwise needed, partly due to retiring facilities. The existing reserves will soon be inadequate.

The contracts being signed provide capacity, something absolutely crucial to grid reliability that wind facilities cannot provide. While all generation is ‘back-upped’ by other facilities on the grid, wind requires but does not provide any backup to others. It is, somewhat uniquely, a parasitic resource.

Wind power, saving the planet one, or two raptors at a time.

 

 

Master Resource, SDA

My Prius is expensive, underpowered and not really all that green….

7 Jan

but we got Free Parking…

Los Angeles Yanks Plug on Free Parking for Electric Cars

That was a huge reason why I bought the car in the first place,” says the 35-year-old Santa Monica, Calif., postproduction company executive, whose car qualifies for free parking for up to a month at a time in two of LAX’s most convenient—and costly—short-term lots.

Other than that, he says his ride is “expensive, underpowered and not really all that green,” because it can run just 12 miles on electricity before switching to gas…”

John Anthony DiCiaccio, a 37-year-old engineer for Southwest Airlines who bought a plug-in Toyota Prius partly because of the parking incentive, was distraught this week to read the flier left on his car warning that the free parking would be coming to an end.

He says he’s still hopeful the airport could reverse course. “I know in my mind that this can’t last forever, but I’m just crossing my fingers.”

Liberals are so cute…hope springs eternal

And here we thought the idea was all about saving the planet…

If electric-vehicle drivers were to completely fill both lots that are free to them, the airport could lose $120,000 a day, totaling $44 million a year.

WSJ via Junk Science

Dollar Store to Open on Rodeo Drive…

10 Dec

Obama and the moonbats in California are convinced that “taxing the rich” is the path to economic salvation.  To the left, capital flight is a neo-con myth and supply side economics is voo-doo.  Just like climate change and BPA, commies never let a few facts get in the way …

Despite Tax Increase, California State Revenues in Freefall

State bureaucrats immediately ramped up deficit spending far beyond the state’s $6 billion annual tax increase, with the Departments of Health Services and Developmental Services increasing this month’s spending by over $1 billion versus last year. The lower tax collection and higher spending drove the State’s deficit after the tax increase to $2.7 billion for the first 5 months of this fiscal year.

Executives of the 99 Cents Only Stores Inc. proclaimed they would be opening a new location in Beverly Hills on formerly posh Rodeo Drive.  

Breitbart

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