What to Do with the Homeless?

by Jack

If you have ever found yourself in a situation where you have just lost everything except the clothes you had on your back, you will have a lot of sympathy for the homeless.  You will naturally want to give them your spare change, donate clothing and allocate whatever resources our tax money can buy.

Imagine the sense of hopelessness, shame and uncertainty that comes with losing your job, your home, your family and your dignity.  Having no money or means to earn it, is a frightening place to be. A dwindling spiral with a one way street that goes only in one direction – downwards.  This motivates a lot of giving, but this scenario is not factually correct.  It  represents less than 10% of the homeless.

This the picture is the one the bleeding hearts use to extort tax money for tiny homes and all sorts of projects to cure the homeless problem.  But, in truth it’s a fools errand.  The people noted above are not helpless!  With a slight amount of personal effort these people can easily turn around their temporary poverty situation around.

It’s the rest of the homeless that are the big problem.  Unfortunately, we’re still not taking a census of the people classified as homeless… so we’re left to guess who is mentally ill, who are the addicts, alcoholics, the roaming predators and just bums?

Based on educated guesses, the vast number of homeless can be tied to their personal lifestyle choices, that include drugs, alcohol, laziness.  They have a strong desire not to be obligated to a schedule.  They want no responsibility whatsoever. They are takers and they have ample places that provide them with free food, clothing and temporary shelter.  What isn’t given to them can be stolen by them with little or no consequences.   This class of homeless becomes entrenched in a lifestyle that at some point becomes virtually irreversible.

The balance of the homeless population suffer from varying degrees of mental illness, according to a Harvard study in 2016.  They estimate about 25% of the homeless are severely mentally.   Included here are those victimized by their own lifestyle choices, addiction issues, dysfunctional childhoods, autism, an array of various forms of destructive schizophrenic and psychotic behaviors.  Without the mentally ill being forced into sanitariums they will remain on the street until death.   Outpatient efforts have failed miserably because their is no consistency of treatment.  Their is no way to effectively manage their medication or restrain their destructive behaviors and this led to virtually no mental health treatment for the homeless.

However, when sanitariums were closing across the nation (1970’s) in favor of clinics we thought this was the best way to treat the mentally ill.  The ACLU  argued successfully that it was unconstitutional to warehouse mental patients in state institutions.  Psychiatric association agreed that patients were not getting proper treatment in lockdown hospitals and it was generally thought to be better to let back into society and then receive help from the clinics.  Outpatient clinics would replace the sanitarium approach and we spent hundreds of millions on clinics across the USA, that were soon closed for a lack of business!

It was NOT Gov. Ronald Reagan who closed down mental hospitals.  That is a long standing liberal lie.  Reagan was only the figurehead who signed the bi-partisan legislation into law in CA.   It was legislation presented to him that was demanded by the psychiatric professionals and bolstered by progressives in the ACLU.   And lets remember, this was not just in California, this was a national movement.  So enough with the Reagan bashing.

So what is the answer now, clinics don’t work and sanitariums were just expensive warehouses for the mentally ill.

It’s a choice between bad and terrible and I vote for bad.  It’s time to reopen the mental hospitals with the hope that we’ve learned some improved methods for treatment since the 1970’s.   But, we’ll have to deal with the ACLU lawsuits.  I think the evidence is compelling that severely mentally ill are victimized and die young if left on the street.  Warehousing them is significantly better and justifiable.


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What’s the Mortality Rate for COVIDs Right Now?

by Jack

The mortality rate has a lot to do with the quality of healthcare and you will note that England’s socialized medicine fairs rather poorly compared to the USA.  Germany is the best of all, but is nearly comparable to the USA as a whole and worse than CA alone.

Source CDC

Butte County 1.35%

CA…………….  1.39%

USA ………….  1.88%

Germany …..  1.63%

Global ………  2.27%

Sweden …….  2.35%

France ……..  2.43%

Italy …………  3.5%

UK…………….  3.61%




Hunter Biden and Chinese Spies

by Jack

Fox News and the Washington Post carried the story about Hunter Biden, the laptop evidence and money laundering with China, but the rest of the pact wouldn’t touch it because it was pre-election.  The media was so biased against Trump they couldn’t bring themselves to acknowledge this was a real story with real evidence.  But now the election is over and the media can’t get enough.

Not surprisingly many of the woke generation has never heard of these Chinese dealings until now.    This is an earthquake level story almost completely suppressed until the leftwing media deemed it safe to release to the voting public.

Next, a Chinese spy!

National Review – “A suspected Chinese intelligence operative developed relationships with a number of American politicians as part of a Chinese political intelligence operation that ended in 2015, including Democratic congressman Eric Swalwell, for whom Christine Fang helped fundraise.

Fang helped fundraise for Swalwell’s 2014 re-election campaign, a year-long investigation found, citing a Bay Area political operative and a current U.S. intelligence official. She also helped place at least one intern in the California Democrat’s office.

There is no evidence in Federal Election Commission records that Fang herself donated to Swalwell’s campaign. Donations from foreign nationals are illegal.

Between 2011 and 2015, Fang also developed close ties with several other local and national U.S. politicians across the country, particularly in the Bay Area, according to the Axios investigation, which cites current and former U.S. intelligence officials and one former elected official.

She also had romantic or sexual relationships with at least two Midwestern mayors over a three-year period. Fang, who was in her late 20s or early 30s at the time, was enrolled as a student at California State University, East Bay.

Fang also helped fundraise for former Democratic presidential candidate Representative Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii in 2013. Gabbard’s office said Gabbard has no recollection of meeting Fang. The next year, Fang, volunteered for California Democratic congressman Ro Khanna’s failed bid for House in 2014. Khanna won election to the House in 2016.”

Editors note: China helped the democrats in the presidential election because they have influence there. They found the Trump Administration difficult to control.  That is not my opinion, this was in a speech given by a Chinese professor of finance recently.

Full story here. 



Texas Under Attack by Gun Grabbing Liberals!!!

Posted by Jack

A slew of gun confiscation and gun restrictions bills is being introduced into the Texas State Legislature by democrats apparently still high from their presidential win!   It seems they are determined to Californicate Texas with laws that would be laughable, if not true.

If these bills pass Texas will eclipse New York and California for the most absurdly strict gun control laws in the nation!   Can you believe it?  In a matter of months, Texas could go from one of the most free states in America to one of the most gun-grabbing states!

One of the worst of these was filed by Irving, TX State Representative Terry Meza.  Rep. Meza filed House Bill 196, which aims to repeal large portions of Texas’s current Stand-Your-Ground law.  

The Worst Anti-Gun Bill In A Long Time. . . anywhere!

First, the bill’s text includes language that would require Texans to retreat in the face of a violent criminal.

Gun owners have seen this ‘duty to retreat’ language used in court to vilify a gun owner simply because they didn’t didn’t take enough footsteps away from a violent attacker before using their gun to defend themselves.

Second, HB 196 also limits the application of Stand-Your-Ground law to the gun owner’s home, car, or business.

For Texans, the footage of Jack Wilson sitting in church on a Sunday morning and being forced to use his handgun against a violent attacker — outside of his own property — to save the lives of dozens of people in his church is a fresh memory.  This new wording would do away with Jack Wilson’s legal right to defend himself in that situation.

Thirdly, HB 196 would not allow Texans to use deadly force to stop an aggravated robbery.

When asked why a robber with a gun shouldn’t be met with a gun, Meza commented that homeowners are too eager to pull the trigger when facing armed home invaders.   “I’m not condoning stealing, it is against the law,” Meza says, “but it’s not an offense that is punishable by death.”

She went on to say that her bill would allow homeowners to defend themselves from a ‘aggravated robbery’ situation –– just not with guns! 

Well that’s a comfort!  We’ll just make sure we have our tactical rolling pins and military surplus baseball bats beside the bed, instead!

Texans, Your Gun Rights Are On The Chopping Block

Representative Meza isn’t the only lunatic in the Texas legislature.

Thanks to Bloomberg and a massive influx of non-native Texans moving from liberal states like California, Massachusetts and others, the state is looking at more gun control bills than ever before in history.

Some of them include:

  • HB 152 and HB 245 banning the private sale of firearms at gun shows;

  • HB 238 repealing the state’s firearm preemption, leading to a patchwork of local gun control laws;

  • HB 201 prohibits Campus Carry making universities sitting ducks for mass shooters;

  • HB 127 bans the open carry of long guns;

  • HB 236 would overhaul the 30.06 and 30.07 signage making it easier for businesses to ban the licensed carry of firearms;

  • HB 118 prohibits the transfer of firearms between family members by requiring the transferee to obtain an FFL and pay a fee.

  • HB 164 and HB 395 would enact Red Flag laws in Texas, allowing the confiscation of a person’s firearm without due process;

  • HB 185 is a gun storage law that forces firearm owners to keep their weapons locked away and inaccessible during emergencies;

  • HB 231 raises the minimum age of purchasing semi-automatic rifles and shotguns to 21;

  • HB 172 and HB 241 are “assault weapons” bans, prohibiting the ownership or transfer of “commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms”;

  • HB 178 and HB 234 are “high capacity” magazine bans prohibiting ownership, sale, or transfer of magazines holding more than 10 rounds.

The Lone Star State Is Under Attack by Liberals Educated in California!


And in Idaho…COVID Protests

posted by Jack

The Central District Health meeting in Boise, Idaho, where members were expected to discuss a Covid-19 health order, ended just 15 minutes into the agenda due to safety concerns related to the protests, various city officials said. A photographer with NBC News affiliate KTVB on the scene outside the health department estimated there were several hundred protesters present, most of whom were not wearing masks.

Idaho is one of many states in which government efforts to institute pandemic mitigation measures have been met with protests, but it’s unclear how widespread those sentiments are. A Pew Research Center survey from August found that 69 percent of Americans thought governments had lifted outbreak restrictions too quickly.

But public opinion polls have also found deep divisions between Republicans and Democrats on the government pandemic response. Almost 64 percent of Idahoans voted for President Donald Trump in the Nov. 3 election, making it one of the reddest states in the country.

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There’s No Science Behind COVID Lockdown

posted by Jack

Dr. Scott Morrow, San Mateo County’s leading health officer, released a statement detailing 15 reasons for why the county did not join neighboring jurisdictions in implementing a voluntary shelter-in-place order, largely highlighting personal responsibility for slowing the spread of COVID-19. 

Instead of breaking up gatherings, Morrow raised concerns greater restrictions would just drive groups indoors, which is “a much riskier endeavor.” And a shutdown of the economy could lead to additional job loss, hunger, despair and more deaths unrelated to COVID, he said. 

The structure of our economy is, for the most part, if you don’t work, you don’t eat or have a roof over your head,” Morrow said. “And I wonder, are these premature deaths any less worrisome than COVID deaths.” 

Within hospitals, he said medical facilities are currently prepared to manage a surge while other planning processes have not begun. Many hospitals have not adopted policies to pause elective procedures, freeing up personnel to respond to a surge. Additionally, capacity maximizing efforts haven’t been initiated while barriers limiting capacity haven’t been addressed, he said. 

In day-to-day operations, he voiced grave concern for reducing grocery store capacity to 20% and questioned decisions to permit professional sports activities, directly stating “it is not essential.” And the loss of a quality education will be felt for generations, he said, supporting the stance that schools should be open. 

Beyond the basic human needs for air, water, food, shelter and safety, it has, to date, been impossible for me to define what is ‘essential’ to the 800,000 people who live here,” said Morrow. 


A Different Idea on Combating Crime and Bad Behavior

by Jack

Over the years that we’ve been participating in this free speech forum, we’ve explored diverse ideas, criticized dumb ideas, and learned from really good ideas too.  We’ve sure covered a lot of topics and that’s been the best part for me.  Diversity of thoughts/ideas and a variety of topics, what a concept!

One of the things that I’ve found to be really helpful to me in determining the good ideas from the bad ideas is to have the benefit of at least more than one perspective.  You guys have provided me with a lot of that!  That’s caused me to make an effort to deliberately step outside my bubble, and consider something completely new, something that may conflict with previously held thoughts. That requires an open mind and it’s been my experience that liberals have a lot of trouble going there.  Kind of ironic isn’t it?  They (libs) are supposed to be the ones that are so open-minded and tolerant, right?  But, in practice, they are typically the first to censure or reject an idea coming from outside their bubble.  What a shame, eh?

What’s my point now?  I guess it would be we would be better off to take everything, every new idea, that we feel is important, then try to get some perspective on it before we buy into it or dismiss it.

Now here’s something I found really interesting and I have yet to decide if this guy is a crackpot or if he is on to something.  I’m still doing my research.


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Breaking News – New Chico City Council Sworn In

by Jack

Tonight Chico’s new council members were sworn in and this makes it a 5-2 vote in favor of conservatives against the last two crazy liberal holdouts.  Voters had a record turnout for the municipal election this year.  The results shifted the balance of power away from the radical liberals that have promoted programs completely counter-productive to the welfare of Chico’s citizens.  They were completely ineffective in dealing with the sudden arrival of homeless persons from out of our area.   The old council made a series of foolish and costly mistakes that exacerbated crime, and at the same time undermined the police.  Their policies have made Chico bum central with petty crime and drug abuse worse than any time in our history.

The new conservative council was off to a great start when they took action tonight to restore the misdemeanor city code violations for illegal park camping and littering.  Bidwell Park is not and never has been suitable for overnight camping.  The sudden influx of homeless tents popping up has led to complaints of water pollution, tons of trash, abandoned needles, drugs, and property crime.   The liberals rescinded decades-old laws on the books that prohibited this outrageous behavior and tonight those laws were restored!  The vote was 5-2.

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COVID Masks Causing Respiratory Infections?

by Jack

According to my sources in the Emergency Room at Enloe Hospital, there has been a spike in patients being treated for respiratory infections.  It is suspected these phenomena are due to wearing disposable masks too many times.  Over-time masks can become unsanitary and laden with germs, bacteria, and mold.  This potentially could increase the chance of lung infections.

Note;  The information about possible dirty mask infections is not based on a scientific study, but rather on medical observations at the ER.  The CDC has long stated that prolonged wearing of masks should not be of any concern because the chances and the chances of infection are extremely low.


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Governor Orders Halt to All Non-Essential Interstate Travel

Posted by Jack

SACRAMENTO — On the heels of a record day of new COVID cases, Gov. Gavin Newsom Thursday announced a new regional stay-at-home order tied to the ICU rates in a given region that will require many businesses to shut down.

Previously, the state has set restrictions based on county COVID case rates and hospitalizations. Alameda, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Contra Costa, San Mateo, Napa, Sonoma and Solano counties are all currently in the Purple Tier while Marin remained in the Red Tier as of Wednesday.

The new restrictions will be based on ICU capacity and tied to hospital regions. If a region falls below 15 percent available ICU capacity, it will get tougher restrictions with a three-week stay-at-home order.

The Governor also ordered an end to all non-essential travel within the state.

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