China did the dirty deeds leading to chronavirus pandemic

chronavirus  becomes  a pandemic because of  actions of the  Chinese  government

 China  not  God  “terrorizes … mocks science … and tests our stamina.”

 Stephen Kessler writing 4/1/2020 in the Santa Cruz Sentinel Opinion page  wonders  why  God permits the  coronavirus pandemic   when it was  man’s actions – specific actions  by China – that did the dirty deeds.

China   permits  ‘wet markets’ & thus the spread  of the  virus  from bats or pangolins to humans.    China’s  suppression of information about the virus and manipulation of the World Health Organization are well documented. Listen daily  to Trump’s  fume on that topic.  Or read the WSJ  4/11/2020.     It was the Chinese  government  not the  Chinese people who brought  this scrooge  on humanity.  That CA gets so many visitors from China and Asia may be one  silver lining to the pandemic.   It appears that   CA  got inoculated early on in Dec. and hence  CA’s much lower rates of infection.  Thus, say ‘thanks….’  to the next Asian American you meet!

written by Cameron Jackson    4/11/2020


So how many noncitizens get removed from Santa Cruz County & San Francisco voter rolls?


How many noncitizens vote in CA sanctuary cities such as Santa Cruz and San Francisco?

Do noncitizens vote in California? How many?   Are they removed from the voting rolls?   Are there more noncitizens voting in certain areas such as  sanctuary cities, i.e. San Francisco and Santa Cruz CA?

Non-citizens  do vote   — according to investigations by Public Interest Legal Foundation — in Texas, Virginia, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Public Interest Legal Foundation has built a record case studies uncovering noncitizen voter registration and voting in a growing number of states.

  • In October 2016, PILF found noncitizens registered to vote in Philadelphia. Half of those voted in at least one election.
  • In May 2017, PILF found 5,556 voters removed by the Commonwealth of Virginia as “non-citizens”. Roughly 33% voted. This research followed an initial October 2016 sampling that yielded 1,000 noncitizens.
  • In September 2017, PILF found 1,069 noncitizens within New Jersey’s voter registration system.
  • In October 2017, PILF testified before the Pennsylvania House State Government Committee on the matter of noncitizen voting in the state and encouraged an official review to identify more ineligible voters. Testimony was taken again by the PA Senate State Government Committee in December 2017.
  • In December 2017, PILF put the State of Pennsylvania on notice for failing to release records related to noncitizens removed from the voter rolls. Litigation can commence as early as January 2018.

Comment by Aptos Psychologist Cameron Jackson:  It certainly seems likely that noncitizens vote in California, a state  which makes it relatively  easy for noncitizens to get driver’s licenses and access to many government services.  Maybe it’s time to find out how good the integrity is of our CA voting rolls? CA’s Secretary of State has not been willing to provide information  concerning the integrity of the voter registration system.     

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taxing space rockets: Ok Mr Spock stop at the California toll station


CA plans to  tax  space rocket travel

OK Mr. Spock, stop at the California toll station.

  In California, they are taking the idea one step farther, planning to tax space rockets by the mile as well.

According to the proposal, California will collect tax from space transportation companies based on a formula factoring in how often a company launches spacecrafts out of the state, and, most importantly, how far a commercial spacecraft travels from California soil. Between May and mid-October, there were eight launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base, in Santa Barbara County about 50 miles south of San Luis Obispo.

The Franchise Tax Board proposal said certainty about tax treatment “will lead to increased activity in the industry and will foster an atmosphere of growth and prosperity once present during the golden age of California’s aviation industry, thereby creating jobs as the industry thrives in this state.”


Firneze Sage:  Even faster than the star ship Enterprise will be the aeronautic industry flight from California.  


Take back California’s water from Boxer? Quick!

no-water-higher-food-costEveryone in California  — including Barbara Boxer —  knows we have water problems.  And most individuals  conserve water.

And then we look at what  politicians  such as Boxer do — and don’t do.

Boxer lives in San Francisco and represents California. Surely she could be in contact with whatever is necessary to figure out how to save water when the big storms hit?

Why is government so clueless when it comes to real issues?

One might think so.  Guess again.

One would think that these politicos — such as Barbara Boxer — could   figure out how to save water?

When we have heavy storms why does all the surface water continue to drain into San Francisco Bay due to lack of  surface storage in the Sierras and pumping restrictions to protect the smelt?

Ok, we Californians  love to eat fish. And yes we love our salmon and maybe we love  our smelt.

But our farmers are hurting.  And Barbara Boxer — as usual — has only herself to consider.

Only 852,000 of the 5.5 million  acre-feet of water — only  10 percent — during the first two months of this year was sent to southern California.  Why so little water sent south?     Bureaucrats who operate the pumps keep the water from flowing south to the farmers.

And guess who is sinking a modest water bill that could provide relief to CA farmers?  Barbara Boxer.

Let her know what you think:  save the farmers or save the smelt?  You choose.


Aptos, CA psychologist: Time ripe for “right to work” laws in California to rein in power of SEIU and other government worker unions.

California needs right to work laws so SEIU cannot force people to pay dues, so the SEIU cannot use membership dues for political races.


I am a licensed California psychologist who pays SEIU union dues. Not by choice. To get and keep my job I pay union dues.

I want the choice to opt out of SEIU union dues. I think lots of government workers and non-profit workers in California want out of union dues. Here’s why:

1) California does not have “right to work” laws. Right to work states typically have lower unemployment rates and higher overall growth. I think California will lower its unemployment rate and experience stronger growth if government union workers have the choice to opt out of forced unionization.

2) Pictures of SEIU thugs beating up blacks simply not acceptable. A couple years ago I saw SEIU thugs wearing the SEIU purple t-shirt beat up a black person at a rally discussing ObamaCare. Seeing those pictures, I wanted to cut up my purple t-shirt. There was no apology by the SEIU.

3) Money laundering: I do not believe what the SEIU says as to how my union dues are spent. They “say” that my union dues do not go for political purposes. Andy Stern is proud that the SEIU spent $60 MILLION to support Obama. I do not want one dime to go for a political campaign that I do not support. And I think many, many Americans agree.

Since then I have followed much more carefully what the SEIU does and what SEIU stands for. I look at the money — not peanuts — that comes out of my pay check.

Money laundering does go on. I am told that my money cannot go to politics but I know that is not true. My SEIU money and my taxes support the Democrat Party and who they support.

4) The SEIU takes care of first and foremost — the bosses that run the SEIU. They do not even take care of the workers for the SEIU. So if the SEIU does not take care of their workers do you think that they really care a dime about the members of the unions? written by

Andy Stern’s debts: SEIU leader swims away while his organization sinks

By F. Vincent Vernuccio

“Purple may be the official color of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), but Andy Stern is leaving the union deep in the red.

Last week, he surprised the labor community by announcing his resignation as president of SEIU. Mr. Stern has claimed victories in helping pass health care legislation and getting President Obama elected, but his impact within his own organization shows gaping budget deficits and massive underfunding of pensions.

SEIU has seen its liabilities skyrocket during the past decade. The union’s liabilities totaled $7,625,832 in 2000. By 2009, they had increased almost by a factor of 16, to $120,893,259.

Meanwhile, SEIU’s assets barely tripled, growing from $66,632,631 in 2000 to $187,664,763 in 2009.

A significant portion of SEIU’s current assets are from IOUs from hard-up locals.

SEIU is $85 million in debt, down from its 2008 high of $102 million, and has been forced to lay off employees.
Mr. Stern has led protests against Bank of America, calling for the firing of Chief Executive Ken Lewis. Yet the union owes $80 million to Bank of America and $5 million to Amalgamated Bank, which is owned by the rival union Unite-Here.

SEIU’s pensions are in even worse shape. Both of SEIU’s two national pension plans, the SEIU National Industry Pension Fund and the Pension Plan for Employees of the SEIU, issued critical-status letters last year. The Pension Protection Act requires any pension fund that is funded below 65 percent of what it needs to pay its obligations to inform its beneficiaries of the deficit.

Many SEIU local pension plans are in as bad a shape as the national plans – if not worse. In 2007, well before the financial meltdown, the SEIU Local 32BJ Building Maintenance Contractors Association Pension Plan was funded at an anemic 41 percent, the SEIU 1199 Greater New York Pension Fund at 58 percent, the 32BJ District Building Operators Pension Trust Fund at 56 percent, and the Service Employees 32BJ North Pension Fund at 68 percent.

An underfunded pension plan does not have enough assets to meet its obligations to retirees in the future. Recovery is difficult if plans are significantly underfunded, as is the case with the SEIU plans. The Pension Benefit Guarantee Corp. (PBGC) insures only a portion of promised benefits to retirees in union multiemployer pension plans. If one of those plans goes bankrupt, the PBGC will guarantee only up to $12,870 in benefits.

Do not worry about Mr. Stern and other high-ranking SEIU officials, though. At age 59, he has 37 years of service in the SEIU and is entitled to a full pension and lifetime health benefits. Unlike SEIU’s pension plans for rank-and-file members and union employees, SEIU’s officer pension plan, the SEIU Affiliates Officers and Employees Pension Plan, was funded at 102 percent in 2007.
While SEIU’s pension plans were failing and its liabilities growing, Mr. Stern seemed more concerned with electoral politics than with the internal workings of the union. Indeed, politics can account for much of SEIU’s lavish spending in recent years. “We spent a fortune to elect Barack Obama – $60.7 million to be exact – and we’re proud of it,” he boasted to the Las Vegas Sun last year. In all, under Mr. Stern, SEIU spent more than $85 million to elect President Obama and give Democrats control of Congress. What has been Mr. Stern’s reward?

It is often said that in politics, personnel is policy. By that measure, SEIU carries considerable weight within the Obama administration. Patrick Gaspard, formerly the executive vice president of politics and legislation for the powerful Local 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, is now the political director at the White House.

Craig Becker, formerly SEIU’s associate general counsel and adviser to the ACORN affiliate SEIU 800 in Chicago, is now on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Mr. Obama made a recess appointment of Mr. Becker after he failed to be confirmed by the Senate. This was a significant win for organized labor. Mr. Becker has hinted at having the NLRB enact card check without a vote in Congress.

SEIU Secretary-Treasurer Anna Burger sits on the Obama administration’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board. Mr. Stern himself was appointed by Mr. Obama to its deficit commission. (Mr. Stern has said he will stay in that post after he steps down from SEIU.)

Mr. Stern’s abrupt resignation has led many to question his motives and ponder his next steps. Whatever the answer, one thing is certain: He leaves SEIU – especially its pension funds – swimming in red ink. Sadly, it will be the union’s rank-and-file members who will be paying for Mr. Stern’s profligacy well into the future.

F. Vincent Vernuccio is an adjunct analyst at the Competitive Enterprise Institute and formerly was an official with the Bush Department of Labor.

Published by The Washington Times Friday, April 23, 2010