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by baldilocks

Cal­i­for­nia regression

Home, sweet, home.

Wine coun­try is burn­ing, no doubt exac­er­bated because of laws against under­brush removal –the fuel of for­est fires.

There’s a Hepati­tis A out­break, mostly among the homeless.

Cal­i­for­nia Gov. Brown declared a state of emer­gency Fri­day because of a hepati­tis A out­break that has killed at least 18 peo­ple in the state.

The dec­la­ra­tion allows state health offi­cials to buy addi­tional doses of the hepati­tis A vac­cine to try to halt the out­break, which is already the nation’s sec­ond largest in more than two decades.

We have the capac­ity to use as much vac­cine as we can get our hands on,” said Dr. Gil Chavez, state epi­demi­ol­o­gist with the Cal­i­for­nia Depart­ment of Pub­lic Health.

The out­break began in San Diego’s home­less com­mu­nity late last year, but has since spread out­side the region. Los Ange­les and Santa Cruz coun­ties are also now expe­ri­enc­ing outbreaks.

I read that this out­break has been exac­er­bated because plas­tic bags are no longer free here; some munic­i­pal­i­ties have banned them out­right. Many of the home­less who are on the street dis­pose of their waste using such bags. So many are just poop­ing where they stand and leav­ing it. I’ve seen this myself. Hand-​washing, appar­ently, is passé. Just nat­ural, I guess.

It is no longer ille­gal to know­ingly infect another per­son with HIV.

Child pros­ti­tu­tion is now legal here de facto. So, while Har­vey Wein­stein is prob­a­bly done with his hunt, his pedophile friends have just had their tastes validated.

And, health care work­ers can go to jail for using the wrong pro­noun when refer­ring to LGBT seniors.

Also, the state is con­sid­er­ing ban­ning gasoline-​fuel vehi­cles.

[Sacra­mento car dealer Rick] Niello ques­tioned how a ban would play out: Would Cal­i­for­nia limit the ban to new mod­els and let peo­ple drive their old cars? Could the state’s elec­tri­cal grid han­dle everyone’s elec­tric vehi­cles plugged in every night? How would the state deal with issues of afford­abil­ity for the poor?

How do you take care of the peo­ple that need trans­porta­tion when you want to yank their car away from them?” Niello said. “I hope they’ve thought about that. Because if they haven’t, the back­lash would be rather significant.

All con­se­quences are fore­seen. Each of the log­i­cal and lin­ear out­comes pro­duce phys­i­cal, finan­cial and/​or spir­i­tual death and destruc­tion — and depen­dence, espe­cially the notion of out­law­ing gas-​powered vehi­cles. That’s fea­ture for the Orga­nized Left.

A note of opti­mism: this is prob­a­bly one of the fastest rates of speed that overt social­ism has ever devolved.

Juli­ette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was pub­lished in 2012. Her sec­ond novel ten­ta­tively titled Arlen’s Harem, will be done one day soon! Fol­low her on Twit­ter and on Gab​.ai.

Please con­tribute to Juliette’s JOB: Her new novel, her blog, her Inter­net to keep the lat­ter going and COF­FEE to keep her going!

Or hit Da Tech Guy’s Tip Jar in the name of Inde­pen­dent Journalism!

I knew that I’d get to use this graphic again.

by baldilocks

California regression

Home, sweet, home.

Wine country is burning, no doubt exacerbated because of laws against underbrush removal –the fuel of forest fires.

There’s a Hepatitis A outbreak, mostly among the homeless.

California Gov. Brown declared a state of emergency Friday because of a hepatitis A outbreak that has killed at least 18 people in the state.

The declaration allows state health officials to buy additional doses of the hepatitis A vaccine to try to halt the outbreak, which is already the nation’s second largest in more than two decades.

“We have the capacity to use as much vaccine as we can get our hands on,” said Dr. Gil Chavez, state epidemiologist with the California Department of Public Health.

The outbreak began in San Diego’s homeless community late last year, but has since spread outside the region. Los Angeles and Santa Cruz counties are also now experiencing outbreaks.

I read that this outbreak has been exacerbated because plastic bags are no longer free here; some municipalities have banned them outright. Many of the homeless who are on the street dispose of their waste using such bags. So many are just pooping where they stand and leaving it. I’ve seen this myself. Hand-washing, apparently, is passe. Just natural, I guess.

It is no longer illegal to knowingly infect another person with HIV.

Child prostitution is now legal here de facto. So, while Harvey Weinstein is probably done with his hunt, his pedophile friends have just had their tastes validated.

And, health care workers can go to jail for using the wrong pronoun when referring to LGBT seniors.

Also, the state is considering banning gasoline-fuel vehicles.

[Sacramento car dealer Rick] Niello questioned how a ban would play out: Would California limit the ban to new models and let people drive their old cars? Could the state’s electrical grid handle everyone’s electric vehicles plugged in every night? How would the state deal with issues of affordability for the poor?

“How do you take care of the people that need transportation when you want to yank their car away from them?” Niello said. “I hope they’ve thought about that. Because if they haven’t, the backlash would be rather significant.

All consequences are foreseen. Each of the logical and linear outcomes produce physical, financial and/or spiritual death and destruction — and dependence, especially the notion of outlawing gas-powered vehicles. That’s feature for the Organized Left.

A note of optimism: this is probably one of the fastest rates of speed that overt socialism has ever devolved.

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was published in 2012. Her second novel tentatively titled Arlen’s Harem, will be done one day soon! Follow her on Twitter and on Gab.ai.

Please contribute to Juliette’s JOB:  Her new novel, her blog, her Internet to keep the latter going and COFFEE to keep her going!

Or hit Da Tech Guy’s Tip Jar in the name of Independent Journalism!