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Re: “Jerry Brown's Cap-and-Trade Program Isn't Working

Californias relentless crusade against emissions has been a very effective camouflage to its relentless need for revenues. The original landmark bill AB32 that was signed into law in 2006 when California was contributing 1% to the worlds greenhouse gases, has been ineffective in reducing Californias contributions to the worlds greenhouse gases. A decade later in 2016, according to the California Energy Commission we still contribute a miniscule1 percent. The cap & trade program that hits the motorists pocketbooks and has had little to no impact on the reduction of global greenhouse gas emissions, but it has successfully extracted more than $7 Billion dollars of revenue from our citizens to fund a multitude of governmental pet projects.

Californias elected officials must be in La La Land when they state that Californias economy is thriving in large part because of its emphasis on enacting sweeping environmental legislation. Californias economy, like the rest of the nation, has been booming ever since the recession, but California is ranking up where the state is NOT proud of. The California go-it-alone crusade to reduce emissions has been very inflationary on the economy. Heres what is really UP in California today:

1) California taxes and cost of living are higher than most other states. 2) Californias energy costs for transportation fuels and electricity continue to be the most expensive in the country. 3) Nearly 25% of Californians 38 million live below the poverty line. 4) California has more than 33% of the nations welfare recipients, 5) California is home to 12% of the nations population, but startlingly 21% of the nations homeless population, 6) The majority of California renters: Nearly 3 million households pay more than 30% of their income toward rent, 7) Roughly 1.5 million households pay more than 50% of their income toward rent, and 8) Unfunded pension liabilities. Our Golden State schools are on track to force substantial budgetary cutbacks on core education spending, as public schools around California are bracing for a crisis driven by skyrocketing worker pension costs that are expected to force districts to divert billions of dollars away from public services.

The green movement is beneficial to reducing emissions, but wind and solar are only able to provide intermittent electricity to the grid, but they are not alternatives to the hydrocarbon products that are driving the airports, military, vehicles and trucks, and are the basis of every component of modern civilizations industries and infrastructures.

Posted by Ronald Stein on 11/22/2017 at 11:55 AM

Re: “Why Oakland Should Cut Off ICE

Why would you decrease public safety?!
Why would you keep dangerous criminals in our communities?!
When your daughter is sexually assaulted by an illegal immigrant protected by Oakland, then what?!
How much harm has to come directly to you before you stop doing harm to our local communities.
Disgusting Illiberal Propogandist. This is why mainstream media is failing. You people represent the corporate elite. Wake up to the people in your communities.

Posted by chris williams on 11/22/2017 at 10:56 AM

Re: “Get Away and Spread Some Cheer

If you choose to go to Big Sur, please be aware that the traffic footprint has resulted in horrible littering, traffic, and people using nature as an outhouse. It's not much fun to find toilet paper and turds in turnoffs or back in the canyons. Please be considerate.

Posted by Ernest Montague on 11/22/2017 at 10:50 AM

Re: “Complaint Filed Against Oakland Police Chief for False Statements

Chip Johnson was correct. There is no right in Oakland. The left eats itself daily.

Posted by Ernest Montague on 11/22/2017 at 10:16 AM

Re: “Monday’s Briefing: Oakland Gets 255 Legal Pot Permit Applications; Another State Legislator Accused of Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment claims and incidents being reported are the tip of the iceberg. This is going to get huge.

Posted by Ernest Montague on 11/22/2017 at 10:01 AM

Re: “Mama's Royal Cafe Reopens Under New Ownership

Will be interesting to see how it turns out. It used to be a good place to eat with staff that was a bit rude on purpose.

Posted by Ernest Montague on 11/22/2017 at 8:57 AM

Re: “Highland Hospital Surveillance Stirs Concerns

Given the huge amount of violent crime in Oakland, and that Highland is where most victims end up, it's a good thing. It helps law enforcement. Something which is anathema to some people.

Posted by Ernest Montague on 11/22/2017 at 8:51 AM

Re: “Who's Profiting from Oakland's Gun Violence?

Thomas Collins "...the people of this country, save the women..."

Good lord man. You do realize you just said "the people of this country, save 51% of the people in this country..." You have exposed yourself to be a fool and someone interested neither in truth, reality, or dissenting opinions. Go back to the 19th century.

Posted by Steve Zeugner on 11/22/2017 at 8:18 AM

Re: “Despite Canceled Hearing, Oakland Councilmembers Still Plan to Talk About Controversial ICE Raid

The hearing had been scheduled on October 12. A month before the Internal Affairs complaint was even filed. The hearing was not about the IA complaint. It was about OPD's actions during the West Oakland ICE raid. Schaaf announced on November 21 that she would support a policy to prevent all future OPD cooperation with HSI or ICE.

Posted by Tracy Rosenberg on 11/22/2017 at 7:27 AM

Re: “Highland Hospital Surveillance Stirs Concerns

Why just Highland? We don't have a license plate reader scanning every plate and sending them to the Department of Homeland Security in the parking lot at the Alta Bates or Eden Medical Center emergency rooms. Why is that? The rabble has a right to be roused.

Posted by Tracy Rosenberg on 11/22/2017 at 7:06 AM

Re: “The Return of the Crematorium

Gary Patton, I don't usually agree with you but in this instance it's one hundred percent agreement.

EBX and it's staff have become every bit as bad (and the reporting as poor) as the old Hearst organs. The only thing missing is "Remember the Maine!"

Posted by Bruce Ferrell on 11/21/2017 at 10:08 PM

Re: “Highland Hospital Surveillance Stirs Concerns

By the way, from the photo, the LPR appears to be on hospital property. As the article notes, the Hospital put it in. They know about it, just as they know about the officer at the previously mentioned wards (and main entrance) who take an image of all visitors IDs. Interestingly enough, no one collects ID information at check in to the ER... Where people ACTUALLY SEEK TREATMENT.

Oh wait... Are we saying Mike Katz-Lacabe was unaware of that? Or is it just not as emotionally charged? Fact checking much?

Posted by Bruce Ferrell on 11/21/2017 at 9:49 PM

Re: “Highland Hospital Surveillance Stirs Concerns

Probably for the same reason that all visitors to the maternity and pediatric wards are ID checked and signed in.

This is true of every hospital I've visited in the past 10 years. It's not unique to Highland.

Yet again DBG and EBX engages in rabel rousing demagoguery.

Posted by Bruce Ferrell on 11/21/2017 at 9:42 PM

Re: “The Return of the Crematorium

Did I send for you? Hey. Gary Patton. Thanks for reading both articles and observing the language that was used in which, I don't know if a article and an op-ed that's released on same day could have used your language. It's an universal language, when you live this Injustice you don't have to learn or read about it to write about it. It's speaking truth to power. #EJ4ALL

Posted by EM Goolsby on 11/21/2017 at 6:07 PM

Re: “Weathering the Heat

Wow...where are all the climate change naysayers?

Posted by Vincent Blafard on 11/21/2017 at 11:30 AM
Posted by Vincent Blafard on 11/21/2017 at 11:28 AM

Re: “California Legalization Activists Net $80K From Investors

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Posted by George maker on 11/21/2017 at 12:17 AM

Re: “Mama's Royal Cafe Reopens Under New Ownership

I can't wait to come back!

Isanna

Posted by Isanna on 11/20/2017 at 5:31 PM

Re: “Mama's Royal Cafe Reopens Under New Ownership

Can't wait to come back!

Isa Palmer

Posted by Isanna on 11/20/2017 at 5:30 PM

Re: “Monday’s Briefing: Oakland Gets 255 Legal Pot Permit Applications; Another State Legislator Accused of Sexual Harassment

Back in the day, many decades ago, when it was cool to be a stoner (especially as opposed to an alky), no one could even have hallucinated that pot would become a mainstream economic sector.

Personally I still think it's an hallucination, but I haven't had a toke yet today.

Posted by Hobart Johnson on 11/20/2017 at 3:27 PM

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