Power tends to corrupt, absolutely [criminalize plastic straws]

“We have to regulate every aspect of people’s lives” says Santa Barbara politician

No Straw Man Here: The Mask Slips in Santa Barbara

Posted: 05 Aug 2018 08:52 AM PDT

(Steven Hayward)A little noticed detail in Santa Barbara’s recent drive to criminalize plastic straws, which culminated in the Santa Barbara city council taking testimony from a nine-year-old about the planetary menace, has come to light in recent days. During that council session, councilman Jesse Dominguez said the following in response to citizens who asked “what’s next?”:

“Unfortunately, common sense is just not common. We have to regulate every aspect of people’s lives.”


Firenze Sage opines:   This bozo [Jesse Dominquez]  got 1100 votes in his district and now wants to control the world based on the bogus “research of a nine year old.

Firenze Sage–Most transparent administration – Trump or Obama?

reporters access to the President.

Trump’s administration is more transparent.  The editor of the Washington Post revealed an inside Washington secret Monday about President Trump: He is far more accessible to reporters than former President Obama.

 Martin Baron told a conference on journalism ethics that Trump regularly makes himself available to reporters, even if it sometimes comes with criticism of the media.


Firenze Sage:  Another Obama lie exposed.    https://www.smashwords.com/books/search?query=four+more+obama+years

Comcast, government, bureaucracy: Just keep ’em moving … what to do about The Big Shuffle?

Just keep ’em moving.  That’s what happens when you deal with  government and  bureaucracy.   Just try to start something new in a moribund organization — it won’t get off the ground.

Yesterday   — in Aptos, CA —  in a Parkinson’s support group a man  with severe Parkinson’s issues said to a government bureaucrat:

Can you help?  Whenever I contact Comcast I get the big shuffle …  Comcast used to come out and help when my service got messed up and now they do nothing …

And what did that government bureaucrat do?  Nothing.  He referred the man elsewhere.  Ah, yes, just keep ’em moving. That’s the  Big Shuffle.

What to do about COMCAST?   It used to be that they helped people who had problems. Now it’s just  ‘move ’em on….’

It’s not just COMCAST — it’s lots of organizations including churches.

You want to put a bench outside a church building?   You get referred to the architecture committee which does not meet officially anytime.

How about gathering up empty pill bottles and sending them oversees?  If the organization is moribund — those worthy  projects just don’t get off the ground.

What to do?  Don’t give up! Find a way!

written by Cameron Jackson   DrCameronJackson@gmail.com



Is the electric car a fraud? Should “green technology” be paid for by taxpayers?

Let’s “Go Green” with electric cars?

 Huge hopes have been tied to electric cars as the solution to automotive CO2 climate problem. But it turns out the the electric car batteries are eco-villains in the production process of creating them. Several tons of carbon dioxide has been emitted, even before the batteries leave the factory.

IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute was commissioned by the Swedish Transport Administration and the Swedish Energy Agency to investigate litium-ion batteries climate impact from a life cycle perspective. There are batteries designed for electric vehicles included in the study. The two authors Lisbeth Dahllöf and Mia Romare has done a meta-study that is reviewed and compiled existing studies.

The report shows that the battery manufacturing leads to high emissions. For every kilowatt hour of storage capacity in the battery generated emissions of 150 to 200 kilos of carbon dioxide already in the factory. The researchers did not study individual brand batteries, how these were produced, or the electricity mix they use. But if we understand the great importance of the battery here is an example: Two common electric cars on the market, the Nissan Leaf and the Tesla Model S, the batteries about 30 kWh and 100 kWh.


Firenze Sage writes:  We all knew this but “green technology” must be revered and of course paid for by taxpayers.

Schwarzenegger: What’s a CA governor to do?

celebrity apprentice“I quit!” says former CA governor Schwarzenegger concerning his job with “The New Celebrity Apprentice”.

The TV show has been on for the last 15 years.  Schwarzenegger’s low ratings were mentioned recently  by President Trump during a prayer breakfast.


Monterey Bay Forum:  Can anyone remember what the former CA governor did  that helped California?    Somehow —   this makes for a chuckle.

Rent 3 bedroom in Santa Cruz? Ouch!

cabin with treeCost to rent a 3 bedroom in Santa Cruz is now  $2,285 a month says  ATTOM Data Solutions and recently reported in Santa Cruz Sentinel March 4, 2017.  Ouch!

Santa Cruz Planning staff state  that more accessory dwelling units (ADUs) might ease housing shortage.  Owners respond  that local government fees between $12 to $21 K are  an obstacle to ADUs.  That’s just the government fees.  Current regulations require the owner to live in the main house or the ADU.




Cry baby, cry for your life! Hilary supports late term abortions.


Cry for your life!
Cry for your life!

Cry baby cry!  A good scream might save your life. Watch out for Hilary!

Hilary  is fine with doctor or parent taking your life  — anytime up to birth.   A fetus has no rights says Hilary. You become a baby only at  birth.  So says Hilary.

Hilary OK with abortion
Hilary OK with late term abortion

Maybe, just maybe, a piercing scream for life might save your life.

Asked about abortion during the third debate,   Hilary wants no government regulations to regulate abortion.

Isn’t that odd?  The government regulates so much.

Look what the government already regulates:  after birth a baby is required by government to  have eye drops to prevent disease.

government required
government required immunizations at birth


Government requires car seats for babies to leave hospital
Government requires car seats for babies to leave hospital

The government requires that to leave the hospital a baby must ride in a car seat  — in the back seat.

Later — the government regulates helmets for children riding bikes.

govt requires helmets
govt requires helmets

And no soda sold close to a school.  Heaven forbid!

Where is  baby’s first room?   It’s in Mommy’s womb.

But there are zero protections for baby in Mommy’s womb.

During the third debate Hilary regarding Roe vs Wade Hilary said that the government  must stay out of the decisions women make whether to abort or not to abort.

Laws can be modified.  Perhaps it’s time to modify the law so later term abortions are not legal?  What say you?

Thousands of babies are aborted each year.  Let’s do what we can to prevent unwanted pregnancy.

As a society let’s talk about where to draw the line — when is it OK to abort and when is it not OK to abort?   written by Aptos Psychologist Cameron Jackson


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