Fire Dangers Posed by Homeless Encampments

by Jack

Around 10:30 pm last night, I was on my way to the store when I noticed number of fire trucks headed into upper Bidwell park.  This area is just a few blocks from my house.  Turns out, a fire had mysteriously erupted in dry brush.

The area is well known for illegal camping which has been going on for about 5 years under the nose of police and park rangers.  But, for reasons of manpower and politics, not much gets done about it.

For those not familiar with Chico, the upper park is the less travelled, less developed part of a park that runs for several miles thru the City.   For the last few years it has increasingly been both a dumping site and camp site for the homeless, much to the consternation of the legitimate neighbors living nearby.   The occasional police/public works round-up usually nets tons of trash and a few vagrants wanted on outstanding warrants.  Then the camping problem resumes within a few weeks.

But, the troubles from homeless encampments is rising to a whole new level when the massive park and adjacent homes are threatened by human caused wild fires.  California has been devastated by wild fires in the last few years, it’s cost lives and billions of dollars.

The countless wildland fires are often started by vagrants in camps elsewhere around this State, so it was inevitable it would also happen here.   In July of this year the Stoney fire rushed through upper park, threatening to explode in the same way as the disastrous and deadly Redding fires that still smolder.  However, this time we were lucky.   The fire was quickly contained and extinguished by fireman now experts at fighting wildland fires.   Thankfully the available units were based here, including a Cal Fire air attack base that provided a number of air drops of chemical retardant.

The cause of the latest fire remains undetermined, but when such fires start in remote areas, at night, as the weather turns cold, the probability of it being human caused is almost assured.

Chico’s homeless population ebbs and flows, but it seems to have levelled off at around 3000.  As winter nears that population will likely dwindle down a bit more, but not enough see any significant relief from the crime, trash, drugs and other burdens placed on the local taxpayers.

When do you think the politicians in Sacramento will wake up to the fact, there is a reason why over 25% of America’s homeless have now migrated into California?  There is a reason for the massive camps in big cities with all the human waste and needles on our sidewalks.  My guess is they will never figure it out.   They’re just idiots with an open-ended credit card that has them focused on trying to spend their way to a utopian society.

If there is a glimmer of justice here, it’s this:  SoCal has been the hardest hit by wildfires, disease, trash, drugs, and crime.  They also have the largest concentration of homeless camps, including illegals.  They also have plenty of sanctuary cities to compound the problems.  Thus it is proven once again…  people get exactly the kind of government that they deserve!

 

 

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Hilarious – Academics Expose Absurd Bias Reporting

by Jordan Lee, (no relationship to Jack Lee)

A bunch of left-wing academics in the United States wrote mock articles and sent them to ‘respected’ journals that specialize in Gender Studies, Fat Studies, Race Theory etc.

Some of the fake papers include: A section of Mein Kampf rewritten in the language of intersecionality, an article explaining why nobody should be allowed to make fun of radical feminists and a paper arguing that white students should not be allowed to speak in lectures.

There is a short YouTube video below detailing what happened and I have put a link to the original article below.

The results are both hilarious and deeply worrying.

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San Francisco – Human Waste and Used Needles

by Jack

Gavin Newsome once quipped, there’s such a thing as trying to help too much.   That would sum up the utopian aspirations of San Francisco, trying to help too much!  Hand out free food, get lots of bums, people who can work, but won’t work.  Hand out free needles to druggies and you more of the same, plus you get streets littered with needles, most supplied by the city itself.  What a plan!

According to one S.F. Public Works Agency they recovered 142,000 needles from the streets and sidewalks in one 3 block area, and that was in just one month.  These are dangerous needles laying around on the sidewalk and never far away… human fecal matter.  Gross.

The needles must be picked up by city workers and the feces must be washed off.   How would you like to have that shi—y job?  Yeah, me either.

And what has the City of San Francisco learned from this filthy mess of their own creation?  Absolutely nothing.

The elected officials of San Francisco are as ignorant and lacking in common sense as the day they took office.  Give the poor a hand!  Feed the poor and needy!  Provide compassionate care (needles to junkies) they say!  But, nary one of these idiots would consider dealing with the miscreants just like you would any irresponsible, out of control dependent.   Cut them loose from the strings that bind them to San Francisco!  Giving is purely optional – so stop the giving!  Get tough!  I would like to see them make drug arrests, not hand out needles.  Instead of the Public Works using a bucket and a dust pan to pick-up and clean sidewalks, I would like to see the Fire Department out there using fire hoses to wash down whatever needs a good hosing.

If life was tough enough in SF, I predict that those street hustles and druggies  that found their way to San Francisco  will find their way back to wherever they came from…and it wasn’t California.

Enough with this utopian BS.

 

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Exposing Gross Ignorance with Ami Horowitz

Posted by Jack

Two things that no American should not represent, especially as a college student, extreme  gullibility and stunning ignorance.  Now watch this:

 

 

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Abstract Painting, No. 1 and No. 2 – Jack Lee Art

Following the teachings of the famous American abstract artist, Robert Burridge, I crafted these two paintings using the “Burridge color wheel” process to determine my colors.

Abstracts are nice, but still like my aviation art best.

Number 1

Number 2

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New Book: Melting Pot or Civil War

Posted by Jack

This is a subject that we’ve covered many times on Post Scripts and the book Melting Pot or Civil War could have been written by Tina and myself. But, we lack the credibility that Reiham Salam has, because we’re white and he’s the first born of an immigrant family and a man of color. Whatever Tina and I say, no matter how logical, liberals cup their hands over their ears and run away yelling “I can’t hear you!” So, here’s this book that says what the crazy left has refused hear for decades and the author does it in a way that has the lefties floundering in apoplectic shock, because they have no retort.

For too long, liberals have suggested that only cruel, racist, or nativist bigots would want to restrict immigration. Anyone motivated by compassion and egalitarianism would choose more open borders—or so the argument goes. Now Reihan Salam, the son of Bangladeshi immigrants, turns this argument on its head.

In this deeply researched but also deeply personal book, Salam shows why uncontrolled immigration is bad for almost all Americans, including those who, like his family, belong to immigrant communities. Our current system has intensified the isolation of our native poor, and it risks ghettoizing the children of poor immigrants. It ignores the challenges posed by the declining demand for less-skilled labor, even as it exacerbates ethnic inequality and deepens our political divides.

If we continue on our current course—in which immigration policy chiefly serves wealthy insiders who profit from cheap labor and the well-being of the immigrants who already live among us is a mere afterthought—the rise of a new ethnic underclass is inevitable. Even more than now, class politics will be ethnic politics, and national unity will be impossible.

Salam offers a solution. Rejecting both cosmopolitan extremism and white identity politics, he argues that limiting total immigration and favoring skilled immigrants will combat rising inequality, balance diversity with assimilation, and foster a new nationalism that puts the interests of all Americans—native-born and foreign-born—first.

Praise for Melting Pot or Civil War?
“The choice between ‘melting pot or civil war’ may seem a stark one. But in this clear-sighted and courageous book, Salam persuasively argues that without a radical reform of the U.S. immigration system, our already polarized society might very well come apart at the seams.” —Niall Ferguson, Milbank Family Senior Fellow, The Hoover Institution

“Tackling a complex and emotional subject with thoughtfulness and charity, Salam has issued a clarion call to everyone who cares about the American nation and every person who calls it home. Melting Pot or Civil War answers the question of how we can have an immigration policy that is beneficial, humane, and fair to everyone—from ninth-generation Americans to new immigrants.” —J.D. Vance, author of Hillbilly Elegy

“Should we lock people out of the middle class, or should we lock people out of the country? That is what is really being asked when we debate whether American immigration policy should be open or closed. Thankfully, Reihan Salam reveals this dichotomy to be a false choice. We can live in a middle class country that welcomes newcomers—if we can live with middle-of-the-road limits rather than absolutist extremes.” —Peter Thiel, author of Zero to One

“No matter where you stand on the issue of immigration, Salam’s book does something marvelously dangerous: it threatens to change your mind.” —Kristen Soltis Anderson, author of The Selfie Vote and cofounder of Echelon Insights

“For far too long, advocates of open immigration have dismissed their critics without even bothering to answer them. Reihan Salam should make that impossible. He offers a smart, informed, humane, and powerful case for an immigration policy that better serves all Americans. This is essential reading for understanding our country and its future.”
—Yuval Levin, editor of National Affairs and author of The Fractured Republic

“Reihan Salam has written the most honest and insightful treatment of immigration you will find right now. I do not agree with everything he says in this book, but I highly recommend it.” —Tyler Cowen, Professor of Economics, George Mason University and author of The Complacent Class

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President Announces Trade Deal with Canada – China Lowers Tariffs

Posted by Tina

President Trump fulfilled another campaign promise today when he announced that Canada had joined with the US and Mexico to form the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, a brand new trade deal for North America.

The President held a press conference this morning. He also tweeted, of course:

“Late last night, our deadline, we reached a wonderful new Trade Deal with Canada, to be added into the deal already reached with Mexico,” Trump tweeted. “The new name will be The United States Mexico Canada Agreement, or USMCA. It is a great deal for all three countries, solves the many deficiencies and mistakes in NAFTA, greatly opens markets to our Farmers and Manufacturers, reduce Trade Barriers to the U.S. and will bring all three Great Nations closer together in competition with the rest of the world. The USMCA is a historic transaction!”

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who will make a formal statement sometime today, said following the historic meeting, “It’s a good day for Canada.”

Winning is contagious. The American Thinker cites a Reuters article today:

China will cut import tariffs on textile products and metals, including steel products, to 8.4 percent from 11.5 percent, effective Nov. 1, the finance ministry said on Sunday. … Earlier in July, China reduced import tariffs on a range of consumer items including apparel, cosmetics, home appliances, and fitness products to fulfil pledges to further open China’s consumer market.

Import tariffs on wood and paper products, minerals and gemstones will be cut to 5.4 percent from 6.6 percent, the ministry also said in its statement.

Average import tariffs on over fifteen hundred products will be lowered to 7.8 percent from 10.5 percent, the ministry said.

I could not find an American paper that reported the news about China…at least not so far. Most aren’t interested in reporting positive news since they hate and would like to destroy President Trump. Their loss.

Winning! President Trump delivers again! American workers will benefit from the new trade deals and so will workers in Canada and Mexico. Mexican auto workers will see a big raise in pay making the industry more competitive for American auto workers. Dairy farmers in America will benefit greatly. The agreement will strengthen the American steel industry, creating jobs and ensuring our military will have the equipment needed to adequately defend the nation. When countries cooperate honestly in trade relations better overall relationships follow.

The agreement will now go to Congress for their blessing…another reason to get out and vote. (Nancy and Schummer would likely kill this deal for political reasons alone…they prefer MASA-Make America Sh*%%y Again, if it means they regain control.

An aside: We’re winning locally as well! President Trump approved an independent investigation of Orovlle Dam:

OROVILLE, Calif. – Congressman Doug LaMalfa is voicing his support for a bill signed by President Trump that would allow an independent investigation into the Oroville Dam. The “Energy and Appropriations” Bill was signed into law Thursday. It would give authority to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission or (FERC) to inspect the dam. The bill says that FERC will inspect the dam and its stability. LaMalfa has been vocal about the issue since the Oroville Dam Spillway Crisis in Spring of 2017, to put an independent team to look at the dam. “It’s important that we have especially since we’re talking potential federal dollars that we have our own unbiased review. And not only the spillway but the dam itself,” LaMalfa said.

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THE WALL!

Posted by Tina

“Build the Wall” became a battle cry for supporters of President Trump in the last election. Trump and his supporters have been wrongly accused of racism and hatred but the issue for those accused is the rule of law. We want people to come to America…we want them to come legally! We abhor the drug and human trafficking and want it stopped. We want criminals prevented from crossing into America illegally to do their crimes. Republicans initially failed to include funding directed specifically to the Wall. But the latest omnibus bill did include a “$1.6 billion down payment” for the Wall.

Trump will fulfill his promise…just wait and see. In fact, Construction is already underway in three key areas. Thomas Lifson at The American Thinker, “Watch that new border wall going up where it is needed most”

Congress still refuses to fund a complete border wall, but that isn’t stopping the king of construction, Donald J. Trump, from delivering the goods where it is needed most. The El Paso Times has provided an entertaining and interesting video of construction of a new, much bigger border wall being built on the border separating the metropolises of Juarez, Mexico and El Paso, Texas, with a combined metropolitan population of at least 2.7 million souls. In an environment of scarcity, priorities must always be established, and the most densely populated areas should pay the greatest dividends in limiting the prospects of border-jumpers. San Diego and Tijuana, along with El Paso and Juarez are ground zero.

Lifson’s article references The Hill, the El Paso Times, and the New York Post. The El Paso Times has video of ongoing construction.

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Yes! Investigate Them!!

Posted by Tina

Questionable, unethical behavior also happened; consequences matter!

Allegations against Brett Kavanaugh have already been investigated by the Senate Judiciary Committee and an additional FBI investigation will also take place. But a lot morewas going on last week beind the scenes, causing many to conclude injustices against both Ford and Kavinaugh occurred. What will be done about that?

Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) announced today that two additional investigations will be conducted following the shameful debacle in the Senate last week:

Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s office will be investigated to determine whether it leaked a confidential letter from one of Brett Kavanaugh’s accusers, Sen. Tom Cotton said Sunday.

Cotton, an Arkansas Republican, also said lawyers recommended to Christine Blasey Ford by Democrats will face a Washington, D.C., bar investigation for telling her that Senate Judiciary Committee staffers would not travel to California to interview her about her sexual-assault allegation.

“They have betrayed her,” Cotton said on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” “She has been victimized by Democrats … on a search-and-destroy mission for Brett Kavanaugh.”

Good!

It’s about time Democrats were held accountable for underhanded and devious tactics executed for personal or party gain without concern for the lives they destroy in the process. They’ve been doing this for decades! Lawyers must be held accountable! Democrat leaders and their staffs must be held to much higher ethical standards of behavior and be held accountable. Enough is enough!

Related: Gateway Pundit, “Lindsey Graham Announces Plans to Investigate Democrat Antics and Improper Behavior During Kavanaugh Confirmation Process (Video)”

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Sometimes Sad is Funny

More mania: Bad lip Reading presents, “Hillary Stories”

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