How do you spell rape? [Gov. Newsom signs bill to house inmates based on gender identity]

Gender identity?  California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) signed a bill Saturday allowing transgender inmates to be placed in prisons based on their gender identity.

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) will now house inmates based on their gender identity rather than their sex assigned at birth — but only if the state does not have “management or security concerns” with individual inmates.

The law Newsom signed Saturday requires officers to ask inmates privately during the intake process if they identify as transgender, nonbinary or intersex, then inmates can request to be placed in a facility that houses either men or women.

The CDCR cannot deny requests solely because of inmates’ anatomy or sexual orientation. When a request is denied, the state must provide a written statement to the inmate explaining the decision and give them an opportunity to object.

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Firenze Sage:    Only in a one party state could one do this.There will be thousands of “men” who opt to be woman and then sue when the line is too long to accommodate the herd.

120+ Families Homeless in Santa Cruz: Where do we go from here? Elected ‘leaders’ clueless …

What about the homeless living in  Santa Cruz CA enviorns?   Locally  elected  Santa Cruz CA  ‘leaders’  — mayor, chief of police, city council, county board of supervisors — don’t  know  what to do about the homeless living in Santa Cruz. Or at least they aren’t saying.

Will Santa Cruz soon look like San Francisco which has a legally sanctioned encampment in front of city hall?

And the Santa Cruz CA elected ‘leaders’  are not doing anything about  the growing illegal homeless  encampments.

It  might be said that our local ‘leaders’  are not answering phone calls and questions about what’s being done or not done.

Much in the news a year ago, how and where to put transitional  homeless camps are  no longer in the  news.     That’s what Grossman &  his wife Dehlen report in  a guest commentary published 10/1/2020  in the Santa Cruz Sentinel.

Of all  persons and organizations contacted, only  one of the  ‘leaders’,  board supervisor Ryan Coonerty, responded and ‘ got back to Kevin Grossman & Amy Dahlen  about transitional camps for homeless folk.  [Grossman & Dahlen live in the community; no other information available.]

The word ‘leaders’  is placed in   ‘    ‘     because what  stands out in the  TV nightly news is the lack of leadership that so  local officials in  so many  Democrat  run cities show routinely. Politicians   especially in Democrat run cities, fold at the first sign of violent confrontation. The highest violence occurs in Democrat run cities.   

Remember — CA and Santa Cruz are run by the Democrats and Santa Cruz is a Sanctuary City.  And remember — the Santa Cruz council voted unanimously to  permit  a huge Black Lives Matter mural  in front of City Hall.

Other than that they are ‘community members’ there’s no information provided by the Sentinel  about who K. Grossman and A. Dahlen are and what their involvement has been locally.  [There’s one listing in Facebook  for a Grossman  of  Santa Cruz  but that concerns a  single man.]

The article notes that about 120 families are homeless in Sana Cruz.  Intact families with kids to care for probably  jerk  the heart strings of more people than  do  drug addicted single men with little family or  job history.

So maybe that’s the place to start — what to do about 120+ homeless families residing in the Santa Cruz enviorns.

How help 120 families that are homeless. Move ‘leaders’ aside and figure out how to ask individuals, groups and organizations how they can assist.

  1.  We have ZOOM now, an easy way to connect for free for 45 minutes.  Keep meetings short and do them standing up and that ‘s one way to move decisions along.

2.  Type Santa Cruz into Facebook and up pops several organizations worth exploring.   United Way of Santa Cruz County runs a 211  advertisement worth knowing about.   211 will connect individuals with health and human services so it says.

3.  Use tools such as Survey Monkey to find out how people can and will help.   It’s easy to put up a simple survey and ask people what they are willing to do.   Here’s one question that people can be asked:

Can you help one (1) homeless family?   Telephone contact and listening.  Referral to resources and finding out about other resources.   Referral or assistance of  little cash a week, bus pass, money to clean clothes.  Listen, listen and listen.

What are you willing to do?

written by Cameron Jackson, psychologist    JAJ48@aol.com

 

Civil disorder across America no big deal? Let’s put a huge Black Lives Matter mural in front of Santa Cruz CA City Hall …

Santa Cruz  CA recently  put a huge BLACK LIVES MATTER mural  in front of City Hall.  Not because there’s a large Black population.   About one percent +  of Santa Cruz County residents are Black.

For all to see, civil disorder abounds across America  in many  Democrat run cities. There has been a spike in crime across many cities.      Nightly news from Portland, Oregon shows rioters carrying signs Black Lives Matter as they burn, loot and throw bricks at the police. Clearly, “protesters” are violent thugs destroying property and hurting and killing people.

It depends on where you live and what’s your ethnicity whether civil disorder is or is not a BIG deal.    In a recent Mommouth poll 65% of respondents say “maintaining law and order” is a BIG problem.  So — 2 in 3 persons see law and order as a BIG problem.

Here’s the rub: Per the poll, whereas 46% of white non-Republicans see it as a problem more than 60% of non-Republican Blacks and other minorities agree that civil disorder has become a BIG deal.

Santa Cruz CA and nearby enviorns  is overwhelmingly  white in ethnicity.    Nearby Watsonville is predominantly Hispanic.  You will not find a Black Lives Matter sign on Main Street in Watsonville, CA.

There are 9 women running in the race for City Council in Santa Cruz, CA.  Take time to look at their platforms.  The need for more low cost housing is a central theme for many.   Best one can tell,   the issue of ‘law and order’  and civil disorder is not mentioned by any of the aspiring candidates for City Council in Santa Cruz, CA .  What universe do they reside in?

Now’s the  time to ask Santa Cruz candidates for City Council   about civil  disorder across America and their view of how to deal with crime, rioting, in-your-face screaming at police.

Below is what’s on the KSCO web site listed under NEWS concerning the forum:

SC CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES – FORUM
A  forum  is  scheduled  to  be  held  tomorrow  (via  zoom)  for  the  candidates   running  for  Santa  Cruz  City  Council.   Its designed  to  give  the  candidates  a  chance  to  speak  about  why  they  decided  to  run  for  city  council,  and  what  their  plans  are  for  economic  recovery.   The  Zoom  forum, which  is  free  and  open  to  the  public,   is  slated  to  be  held  from  6-8  p.m.
To  RSVP,  and  learn  about  the  program,  people  can  go  on-line  to:  rb.gy/zugssj

Who knows what that list of letters means  — Most Zoom meetings have an ID which is in numbers. 

So — what does this HUGE  BLACK LIVES MATTER sign represent? Is civil disorder a BIG deal for Santa Cruz County  voters?

The post-Floyd protests put the progressive urban policing model to an unexpected real world test, which it has failed terribly.

What you see on the  TV news are “rioters” literally  in the face of Black cops screaming at them and showing NO FEAR of the police.

Democratic politics has been building towards this re-definition of law and order for the last 20 years.   Progressive propose “decriminalization” of crime and view crime as a behavioral problem and blame  the police function for incarceration rates.

Look at the Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force released in July  — one month AFTER the protests, looting and urban shootings began in May.  You will not find the words “felony”, “homicides” or “gangs”.  The Biden-Sanders Unity Task force is about one thing:  how to reduce the role of the police.

What does the public see nightly across America?  An abrupt spike in urban crime and mob-like political protesters exploiting official restraints on police.  We see a raging progressive failure to maintain law and order in many Democrat run cities.

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open those schools? If they don’t … parents get choice where to send kids

 

 

 

Parents get  total choice where to send their children  — e.g.,  home school, charter school, religious schools, on-line —  if local  public schools do not re-open.  The  federal  money to assist schools  will follow the children with the parents making the decision.    So says Trump  on TV July 23.

Trump says:  American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that schools re-open.  Social isolation hurts children in multiple ways.    National Education Association says in-person learning is very important.  Due to school closures it’s estimated that children will be way behind in  both math and reading.  Children are largely not at risk from the virus i.e., they are less that 1 percent of those who get the corona  virus.

Strategy to re-open schools?  Shelter those at highest risk and those lowest to get back to school.  Says Trump.

on 7/23 Trump says that there’s $105 BILLION additional   dollars available for schools  for smaller school  classes, to re-purpose school  spaces, and so children  wear  masks and maintain social distancing.

Trump says:   If schools do not open, the $105 BILLION  new funding goes to parents  to send children to  schools of their choice.  The money will follow the students.  we cannot and must not  stop 50 million children from going to school says Trump.

Aptos Psychologist  Charter schools in CA have been hard hit by recent legislation which  puts more control in the hands of local school board.  That the ‘money follows the children’ and parents make the decisions is great news. Local public schools have a monopoly and the best way to improve education is to create competition which puts kids first — not teachers and unions first.

written by cameronjackson@gmail.com

 

 

 

Stone & Weber seek to kill golden goose Proposition 209 which keeps CA color-blind & replace with racist policies of affirmative action

Assemblyman  Mark Stone and Dr. Shirley Weber   District 79 seek to  kill  the golden goose,  Proposition 209,  by passage of   ACA 5 which, if passed,  brings back the corrupt   policies of “affirmative action”.

Dr. Weber talks the talk that CA needs””opportunity for all” but Dr. Weber walks the walk that women and persons of color are those needing the opportunity and that quotas of “affirmative action” can deliver.

Read Dr. Weber’s Sample Letter which   she wants you to sign and  send back to  her.  The   phrase  “women and persons of color”  are the persons Dr. Weber  actually seeks to assist.

Under the cover of media attention  focused on  the  COVID-19 pandemic and the  riots, the Democrats  seek swift passage of ACA 5 through the CA state legislature  so  ACA 5 will be on the ballot in November.

Why is the golden goose — Proposition 209– so golden?  Proposition 209, passed in 1996,  made it illegal to use race as basis for decisions as to who got into CA state universities, who got contracts and who was hired for public jobs.  CA has been “color-blind” and the golden state has benefited enormously.

ACA 5 supporters seek to bring back “affirmative action” to CA.   Why bring back the  old, racist policies  of  “affirmative action” that use skin color as basis for decisions?   Why, given that Proposition  has been is a success story why replace it with failed policies?

The numbers clearly show that — because of  Proposition 209 — more minorities attend Univ. of CA state schools and very important more graduate.  Because of Proposition 209 students are better matched with colleges and thereby better able to succeed.

Recently returning to CA,  Ward Connerly  allies in 2020  with Asian Americans against  race discrimination.   Tenty-five years ago  Ward Connerly as a member of the University of California’s Board of Regents got an inside look at the “corruption” affirmative action introduces.  Connerly launched Proposition 209.

Mark Stone represents Santa Cruz CA and areas near by.   Let’s get Mr. Stone on the  KSCO 1080 radio so he can answer questions about “affirmative action” and why he thinks it’s time to kill the goose Proposition 209 that gives the golden eggs of thousands of success stories wherein students matched better with colleges succeed and graduate from schools in far greater numbers than before Proposition 209.   Why bring back the old quota system?  Is this really the way  forward for “women and persons of color” to succeed?

What say you?

written by  Cameron Jackson, Ph.D., J.D.    licensed psychologist  PSY14762

 

 

 

How help stop racism & keep CA colorblind? Stop ACA5 from passing …

How you can help  stop racism and keep California colorblind?

Pick up  a phone and call your legislature and oppose passage of ACA5 by the CA state legislature.

Assembly Constitutional Amendment N0. 5 aka ACA5 kills Proposition 209 which in 1996  made it illegal to consider race in making decisions who gets into CA state schools.  Proposition 209 has made it possible for far more minorities to enter the UC system and for far more to graduate.  The numbers are there which show that Proposition 209 is a success story.   More minorities go and more minorities graduate now thanks to Proposition 209.

For those living in Santa Cruz CA and near by your representatives in CA government are  Mark Stone   (916 319 2029) (831 425 2570)  and Bill Monning (916 651 4017) (831 425-0401)   are your representatives.

Another way to contact Mark Stone is via Facebook.  

Mark Stone is a co-author of ACA-5.  Per  telephone contact  6/2/2020  with  one of Mr. Stone’s Santa Cruz  field representatives,   Mr. Stone believes that getting rid of Prop. 209 is a good thing which  will create a level playing ground. 

How about an invitation?  One way to get some questions answered:    Let’s get Mr. Stone on KSCO 1080 in Santa Cruz  so locals can get answers to their questions.  Michael Z of 1080 attended UCSC  years ago.  From Mr. Stone’s Facebook page, why not invite him to speak on the radio via KSCO 1080? 

This is a crucial week for registering opposition to ACA5.    The Democrat controlled CA State Legislature  want ACA 5 on the ballot in November.  ACA 5 makes race central again in deciding who gets into state schools. Why the push now?  With the pandemic and riots dominating the news now,   it’s a  convenient  time  to push the race card and get ACA 5 on the ballot without even a vote in the CA Senate.

ACA 5 overturns Proposition 209 the successful ballot initiative passed in 1996 which made it illegal for CA to consider race for awarding contracts, in hiring for public jobs and in deciding who is admitted to  CA state schools. Ward Connerly, age 81, is back in the saddle working to join the fight against a new effort to overturn what he accomplished in 1996 and return race to the center of how decisions are made.

Those who care about a colorblind CA and that it remain that way can  join Wenyuan Wu’s organization Asian-American Coalition for Education. Wu’s organization   part of a broader  alliance of Asian-American groups trying to stop ACA 5.  Click here  to become a member of  Wu’s organization and fight racism in education.

Organizations that oppose CA proposed legislation  ACA5   include  a broad range of organizations:  the Asian American Legal Foundation,  Facebook group  Asians Not Brainwashed by Media and Fair  Chance for Asians to the Panda Kung Fu Center of the Univerisity of California, Chinese Alumni Association and Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation.

These associations have  organized against ACA 5 because Ms Wu says, “If it passes, Asian-American students will be further scapegoated and penalized in college admissions.”

Proposition 209 has resulted in more — not less — minorities graduating from CA state schools.  See below from Jacoby with

Antelope Valley Press who  writes Who are the enemies of 209?

“In the University of California system, four-year graduation rates of underrepresented racial minorities rose from 31.3 percent [before Proposition 209] … to 43.3 percent during 2001-03. In 2014, underrepresented racial minorities’ four-year graduation rate rose to a record high of 55.1 percent.”

Jacoby continues:  “And what is true of graduation rates is equally true of enrollment. Both in absolute numbers and as a percentage of all admissions, there are more minority students on University of California campuses than ever before. The charge that Proposition 209 “stymied” diversity in California’s public higher-education system, Wu says flatly, “is simply untrue.”

“Last summer, the University of California system admitted the largest and most diverse class of freshmen in its history — without resorting to racial quotas. Fully 40 percent of the new undergraduates, reported the Los Angeles Times, were African-American, Hispanic, or American Indian.”

So why are the Democrats in Sacramento pushing ACA5 now?  Because with the pandemic and now riots it’s easy for the Democrats to push it through.  So they think.  So  — pickup your phone.  Call your representatives.  And call radio stations in your area.

Democrat  fat cats in CA state legislature go after the mouse  of Proposition 209 which  in 1996 made it illegal to consider race in awarding contracts, in hiring and in school admissions.

The  Democrat  cats running  state government in CA  go after  Proposition 209  ‘mouse’ ….    Run mouse run!  Run for your life!    Most ‘experts’ expect ACA5 to win if it makes it on the CA  ballot in Nov.  That’s why it’s important to act now.  Pick up your phone?   What say you……

written by Cameron Jackson   drcameronjackson@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

A COVID-19 “Kiss” – Keep it simple & help re-open your town

Keep it simple —  here’s some ways that   you  can help  open your CA town or city.

It’s what you do —  and what you tell your government to do — that will get the economy humming again and do so safely.

Rule #1:   Expect zero from the government and  figure out what you can do each and every day to solve  problems related to  management of COVID-19. It’s what you do — not what the government tells you to do — that matters.

Every town is different.  The following is about Santa Cruz CA and their local paper the Santa Cruz Sentinel. Santa Cruz has lots of tourists and a  U.C. facility.

A “take away”  from reading  several stories in the 5/29  Santa Cruz Sentinel:   Local  government bureaucracy grinds on and on  doing little  to re-open the economy.  Local health officials trend along with what state officials say to do.

Put the  three  5/29  Sentinel stories  regarding  COVID-19  together  and you read that Santa Cruz County Public Health Officer  Dr. Gail Newel  is miffed that  Gov Newsom did not do as she expected. “The  governor is not following the cadence that was expected” she says.”  That’s a low whine.  Gail Newel  thinks Santa Cruz has taken “a very thoughtful approach” and now working “fast and furious” to re-open.   Don’t hold your breath, Santa Cruz folks.  This  local public health officer   is part of the ‘too little and too late’ crowd.  More businesses will flounder. There will be more domestic abuse.  And more depressed kids.

One wonders why  Santa Cruz County has such a low death rate from COVID-19. Is it low because of how the health officials count?     Health official  Gail Newel says that the state health statistics which currently  list 3 deaths and not 2  for Santa Cruz County are in error because the third death  had the virus but that person  did not die from the virus.    

So when a cluster of elderly living in a Santa Cruz county group home who have diabetes and high blood pressure and obesity die after infected with COVID-19 from a staff person that means those persons did not die from the virus  but rather from their pre-existing conditions and therefore should not be counted in the local  COVID-19 count? Is it the way in which Santa Cruz County health officers  count deaths?  A way  that makes for such a  low count?  

How many residents in any Santa Cruz county long term facility have  died since COVID-19 (early Appril) became a serious health problem?  Were any of those persons tested for COVID-19? Since testing is not mandatory  for long term  health facilities / nursing homes and only now, three months into the pandemic, state government suggests that a  testing plan be made …. There is no easy way to know how many have died due to the virus while living in a nursing home.   

Look elsewhere how COVID-19 deaths are counted.  All over the USA health departments are counting deaths which include a positive COVID-19 test as a death due to the virus.  But not Santa Cruz County according to health officer Gail Newel.

Rule #2:  Isolation is bad for the soul and hard on people.   We punish people by locking them up — remember that.     Do what’s sensible to stay  mentally healthy.

Take specific actions that put money into other people’s wallets.  Deliberately buy take out to help local restaurants stay afloat.  Go to hardware stores and stock up on items you will need in the future.

Drive around in your car  and smile and say hi and count those ‘contacts’ as part of your social routine.  Remember who and why you smiled at others.   Those smiles break  social isolation. Yours and other people’s. You help others and yourself when you smile.  Not a crocodile smile but a real smile from the soul.

Rule #3: Set a daily schedule for yourself  that includes what we have learned helps manage COVID-19:   Take  your daily temperature before and after your in-home or out-of-home  work.  Yes you should have a daily  “work” routine.  Wash your   hands frequently  with soap and water.  Keep your hands off  your face as COVID -19 gets into your body  via eyes, nose and mouth.  Keep your distance from other people as best makes sense socially.  Masks?  You figure it out.  Just another way to control people, for sure.  They are easily contaminated.  You breath in the CO2 you just exhaled.

Rule #4:  Learn how to advocate for the most vulnerable who are the most likely to get COVID-19 and die from it.  Remember — 40-50% of all COVID-19 deaths occur to elderly persons with pre-existing conditions who are  living in long term  nursing facilities.  Since that is where the bulk of deaths occur it only makes sense to do all that’s possible to ensure that staff are healthy and residents are tested and isolated from others when they test positive.

  What you will learn from the news  in the Santa Cruz Sentinel  is that  CA government has done squat — nothing — to ensure the safety of the most vulnerable citizens.  There are no required testing, isolation and contact tracing plan  of all residents and all staff persons.

Learn how to advocate for persons in  your CA town and city.   Those are our veterans, retired folks, farm workers and others  who are cared for by a variety of persons.  Staff   persons   help get the elderly to the toilet,  help feed them and when necessary may  diaper them and  routinely give medicines to them.

Remember two thirds of all Americans take 3+ medicines  on  a daily basis.     These  nursing home staff persons have close physical contact with the vulnerable elderly. And if the staff have symptoms it’s easy to pass along the virus to the residents.

How to  advocate for our most vulnerable that are in group facilities?  Go visit these long term housing facilities.   Call them.  Contact them any way you can.

In the Santa Cruz Sentinel 5/29 had the  following:  The State Department of Public Health issues a letter saying facilities should draft  testing plans for all residents in settings without cases and all residents who have been exposed to the virus. That this Letter  says it would be a good thing …. means that three months into the pandemic our CA  state government and local  government have no standards in place and no ‘blue print’ to offer so testing, isolation and finding others exposed  is routinely done of persons in long term facilities.

One way to reduce the spread of COVID-19 is to require daily temperature  testing of  staff  and that they fill out a brief questionnaire  as to possible symptoms they had during work.    Couple monitoring of staff with   appropriate testing of all residents.

Santa Cruz County has about 10-12 long term care facilities which care for about 1,066 persons. The staff that care for them are not highly paid R.N’s but LVN and others without letters after their name.  They may or may not be trained in how  COVID-19 spreads.  Some may live in crowded living conditions which exist in pockets  throughout Santa Cruz County.  Keeping a close watch on symptoms by staff and residents is crucial to keeping our most vulnerable safe.

Another way to reduce   COVID-19  is to take the needed tests to the  facilities.  That way testing of staff and residents  will be frequent and regular.     A handful of churches in mid-County  currently  fund a truck which provides showers for the homeless.  That’s been going on for a year or so.   What about a  truck that  would go  around to the long term care facilities and brings test kits  to these facilities?

Now is the time to politely ask  your  county  health officer and other government officials  to provide  immediate and regular  testing of all staff and residents of local nursing homes.

As individuals we can do lots to stop COVID-19 in its tracks.  Government can test and should test immediately and regularly those most likely to die from it — the elderly with pre-existing conditions.

What say you? What  do you suggest  that can help re-open your CA town  safely and now?

written by licensed psychologist Cameron Jackson    DrCameronJackson@gmail.com

New scientific data why CA must open schools & businesses now for health of all CA residents

flu kills similiar to COVID 19

Flu kills and we don’t lock up healthy people  in their homes to prevent flu.  Numbers support that COVID-19 kills very few people.   Millions infected and few die.

Now — not in weeks or months hence — CA must open the schools and businesses and do so for the overall  health and  general well being of all Ca residents and  citizens.    Social distancing and sheltering at home reduce people’s immune system and result in many  harmful secondary effects. So says Dr. Erickson of Kern County, CA.

You Tube has taken down the video by Dr. Erickson.   It is available on AIR.TV.  Below is what YouTube would allow posted.

Ask hard questions of your County Health officers.   How many people  have you  tested? How many positive for COVID-19?   What is the death rate?  Is the death rate similar to that of flu?  Why impose draconian measures for COVID-19 which has a similar death rate as flu?     Is this county seeing more domestic violence, more child abuse, more suicide?  Why is it OK to go to COSCO and mingle and not able to go to a pizza parlor or to church?     Why  does this county in CA lock up healthy people which reduces their   immune system and destroys their livelihoods?

Never before has USA locked the healthy in their homes and now is the  time to stop says Dr. Erickson, Kern County  California  MD who tests the majority of persons in  Kern County for Corona virus.

It’s time now  to open the schools, small businesses and put people who test negative back to work. Yes, test people.  And there is the capacity  in CA to test as many as need it.  Finger stick tests can give near immediate results.  Look at what Kern County has done.  All CA can do likewise.

Secondary effects — people not going to their  doctors because of fear contracting COVID-19  and  thereby not caring for serious medical conditions, child abuse, domestic abuse and suicide are all spiking.    These secondary effects   will harm society in ways that will affect many people’s lives for years to come.

Dr.Erickson’s conclusions:  COVID-19 similar to the common flu  infects  thousand  but  kills relatively few.      Repeat:   thousands are infected  from Corona virus from the virus but few die.   Every year 35- 60 thousand die from flu every year in the USA.   Yet we don’t lock healthy people in their home to prevent them from getting flu.

Dr. Erickson’s clinics test the majority of persons tested in Kern County, CA.

Dr. Erickson says that it’s time for healthy people to stop ‘sheltering in place’  and stop wearing masks as these measures  reduce the body’s  immune system. By touching hand to face and mouth people routinely take in bacteria which the body responds to and  over time these actions strengthen the overall  immune system.  People who clean all home surfaces and wear masks outside are reducing the ability of the body to take in bacteria and strengthen their immune systems.

What about the “expert” Dr. Fauchi who predicted millions would die based on his theoretical models?   Dr. Fauchi, an academic, and has not seen a real patient in  20 years.  Dr. Fauchi’s models are theoretical models — not  based on actual  hard data.    Now we have the data.   And the data says clearly it’s time now  to open the schools and open small businesses. Let people who test negative to go back to work.  Let those without symptoms go back to work.  Yes, those with underlying medical conditions especially respiratory ones  many need to wear masks and gloves.  Not the general public.

Kern County data:   Dr. Erickson tested 5,213 with 313 positive for COVID-19.   6.5% of the population tested.  These numbers are similar to flu:  widespread infection and few deaths. 

In California, there have been 280K tested of a population of 35 million with a 12% positive rate.  In CA the possibility of dying from the virus is 0.03.  97% of persons in CA recover without any long term problems.   Kern County CA  has a 6.5 percent and CA has a 12.5 percent rate of infection.

As the prevalence rate goes u the death rate gets smaller and smaller.  Millions cases and a small number of deaths is the overall pattern.  

Dr. Erickson examined the hard numbers for New York state, Spain, Norway and Sweden.  The same pattern prevailed.   In New York state, 39% of those tested were positive for COVID-19 with a 92% recovery rate and a 0.1% chance of dying.   In Spain — which is #2 in the race for most cases — 940,000 were tested with a 22% rate of positive infections, with a o.05 death rate.  Sweden did not lock down and Norway did.  They had similar patterns.

written by Cameron Jackson   drcameronjackson@gmail.com

A cup of water costs how much in Aptos, CA? At Sno-White?

paper cup costs 7 cents

How much does a cup of  water cost in Aptos, CA?   About  75 cents for the cup.

Sno-White Drive In  now   charges about $.75 for a paper cup that costs .07 cents.   Sno-White  charges about 10 times what the cup costs. This is a new charge.

Someone recently bought a breakfast sandwich  ($3.50) and also  asked for a half cup of  water.

The customer gave Sno-White   a $5.oo bill and was given back a quarter, a nickel and a few pennies.  As  the breakfast sandwich costs $3.50 the additional charge for the paper cup was about $.75.

Asked ‘why charge for water?’ the reply  from the cook/ owner  was ‘I charge for the cup’.

So, what do paper cups cost?  About 7 cents.

You can buy 1,000  hot/cold paper cups (12 oz) on Amazon for $69.85 with no charge for shipping.  

Sno-White Drive In in Aptos, CA  has good  ‘burgers.  It’s located near  the entrance to  Seacliff State Beach.   

Charging 10 times the cost for a paper cup is not good public relations.  When  a customer wants a cup of water — let them have it for free.  That’s good PR.  

The City of Watsonville  just recently  now requires all  restaurants which provide paper cups to charge 10 cents.   They do so based on the state wide law regarding paper bags.

Per The Santa Cruz Sentinel 7/12/2019 Santa Cruz County eyes sweeping plastic prohibitions.  Also under consideration is a fee for disposable cups — similiar to the statewide 10 cent fee for grocery bags — and a requirement that all businesses provide recycling bins for their customers.

Aptos Psychologist:  Pe adage,  ‘Waste not, want not.’

Best to keep handy  a re-usable bag for groceries  and a re-usable cup for water.

Sno-White Drive In has good, reasonably  priced  ‘burgers.  Keep a water bottle in your car.

written by Cameron Jackson   jaj48@aolcom

 

What’s it matter whether USA citizen or resident in 2020? A lot!

Does  it matter  whether your’re a citizen or resident of USA in 2020?  Yes, it   matters mightily.

You should care about the question of citizenship on the upcoming 2020 Census.  We need an honest count of residents compared to citizens.   If we don’t ask — we don’t know.

Organizations and state governments which encourage more population, e.g., California by its generous welfare system and  Sanctuary Cities ,   care mightily.  CA wants a larger population precisely because more population means more power in Congress.   That’s because of how our the 435 congressional representatives are divided among the USA states.

Seats in the House of Representatives are apportioned among the states by total population.

Since ‘residents’ are counted as part of the total  population that means that illegal aliens who are present  at the time of the census are counted in the apportionment process.

Here’s a hypothetical:   Imagine that suddenly — overnight —  the populations of California (39 million) and Texas (29 million) doubled  due to an influx of millions  of illegals coming over the southern border into Texas and California.  Were  that unlikely hypothetical to occur,  both CA and Texas would increase the number of representatives for each state.  The total number of representatives is set at 435.  Some states would lose representatives and some states — such as CA and Texas — would gain representatives. More representative equates to more political power.

What is a citizen?  In 1787, the Constitution defined citizenship as open to “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof.”

What’s a population census?  population census is the total process of collecting, compiling, evaluating, analysing and publishing or otherwise disseminating demographic, economic and social data pertaining, at a specified time, to all persons in a country or in a well delimited part of a country.Sep 25, 20.

Clearly — it matters mightily how many ‘illegal aliens’ are currently in the USA as of 2020.  For years politicians fume about the”millions in the shadows’.  Well, let’s count them.

And then  let’s require  that our congressional representatives  forge immigration policies in 2020  that make sense to We the People.

It’s time to change the Flores Agreement which limits the number of days children can be held from 21 to 100 days. The ‘catch and release’ policy implemented  by President Obama must cease.

Yes it mightily matters how many citizens are in the USA as of 2020. It’s all about freedom.  

Trump says 7/11/19 that he won’t back down, that he will use existing government information to determine how many citizens there are in the USA.

written by Cameron Jackson    jaj48@aol.com