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kurtster

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Location: where fear is not a virtue
Gender: Male


Posted: Apr 17, 2023 - 9:28pm

Socialism gets deeper.  More income redistribution.

California electric bills may soon be income-based

Right now the resident rate is 36 cents per kilowatt-hour. Under the current proposal, that rate would go down to 24 cents per kilowatt-hour.

WTF ?  Here in Ohio I'm paying under 5 cents per kwh through 2024.

No wonder people are leaving in droves.

another source.

California power companies propose income-based rates: how it would work

According to SCE, the fixed rate will cover “the costs of safely building, maintaining and operating the electric grid, of providing customer support, and the cost of state initiatives to help income-qualified customers and energy-efficiency programs.”

That's great news for a place with the grid so fragile and dangerous they turn off the power when it gets windy.

Yep, buy electric cars.  You can must have them, but good luck using them.
KurtfromLaQuinta

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Location: Really deep in the heart of South California
Gender: Male


Posted: Apr 8, 2023 - 4:47pm

 Steely_D wrote:

The sort of person you don't mind helping out, because they're trying. That's the difference, IMHO. You can be wild, different - as long as you're trying to pull some weight, somehow. 

Hear! Hear!
I don't care what color your skin is.
I can't stand laziness.
Just get out of my way!
Steely_D

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Location: Biscayne Bay
Gender: Male


Posted: Apr 8, 2023 - 1:21pm

 kurtster wrote:

Yep.  Not even safe for the rich and well off.  Horrible to see what my hometown of Bezerkely has turned into, shown in the video.  Not in my wildest dreams could I have seen it go this far down the tubes.  I have already scratched one last visit off of my bucket list. No way that I could begin to feel safe there.

Tolerance has its limits, and there's gonna be some pushback, no matter what the bleeding hearts and hand wringers want. 
Already, we see big financial costs to having no rules (e.g., big income-generating conferences pulling out of SF). 

Broadly, clumsily, the problem is in three big buckets: mental illness (thanks, Reagan), drug use (gracias, Mexico), and "freedom" (take a bath, hippies).
There was a good, interesting interview with the mayor of Oakland, London Breed, where she talks a bit about how complex and slow-to-move and positive change will be.
My rough guess: there are plenty of cheap, pretty places that the money will move and leave the metropolis in a deadly, sad shambles until it gets gentrified again.


London Breed interview.
Slab City - an interesting consequence of living "off the grid." What Berkeley hoped to be, but lost its footing. 
We drove through there recently and visited some of the art installations and had a nice chat with a clear-headed young girl  who was happy to be living there. The sort of person you don't mind helping out, because they're trying. That's the difference, IMHO. You can be wild, different - as long as you're trying to pull some weight, somehow. 

islander

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Posted: Apr 8, 2023 - 9:20am

 miamizsun wrote:


what happened to mushroom coffee and or green tea/matcha?
i've trimmed back my coffee consumption by brewing less
because if it is in the pot...




kurtster

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Posted: Apr 8, 2023 - 8:38am

 Steely_D wrote:
 sirdroseph wrote:
 
Yes. This is accurate. Please  sirdroseph do not come here.  it's not safe. It's very dangerous. Be careful
 
Yep.  Not even safe for the rich and well off.  Horrible to see what my hometown of Bezerkely has turned into, shown in the video.  Not in my wildest dreams could I have seen it go this far down the tubes.  I have already scratched one last visit off of my bucket list. No way that I could begin to feel safe there.

Bystander ignored dying Cash App founder Bob Lee as he begged for help


Former San Francisco fire commissioner attacked with crowbar day after Bob Lee stabbed to death

miamizsun

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Posted: Apr 8, 2023 - 8:33am

 Steely_D wrote:

Hint: decaf.



what happened to mushroom coffee and or green tea/matcha?
i've trimmed back my coffee consumption by brewing less
because if it is in the pot...
Steely_D

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Location: Biscayne Bay
Gender: Male


Posted: Apr 8, 2023 - 8:23am

Hint: decaf.
Beaker

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Posted: Apr 8, 2023 - 8:22am

 Steely_D wrote:

Yep, reparations would be ludicrous. Paid by a state that didn’t have slavery, by people who never had slaves, to people who were never enslaved.
It’ll ever really see the light of day, of course. But it makes some people giddy.




Steely_D

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Posted: Apr 8, 2023 - 8:16am

 Beaker wrote:




Yep, reparations would be ludicrous. Paid by a state that didn’t have slavery, by people who never had slaves, to people who were never enslaved.
It’ll ever really see the light of day, of course. But it makes some people giddy.

Beaker

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Posted: Apr 8, 2023 - 8:13am





Steely_D

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Posted: Oct 29, 2022 - 8:32am

 sirdroseph wrote:


Yes. This is accurate. Please  sirdroseph do not come here.  it's not safe. It's very dangerous. Be careful

sirdroseph

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Location: Not here, I tell you wat
Gender: Male


Posted: Oct 29, 2022 - 7:43am

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Posted: Dec 12, 2021 - 10:47am

 Red_Dragon wrote:

Ha! Boosh-Wa!

Red_Dragon

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Posted: Dec 12, 2021 - 8:26am

California governor pushes for gun laws modeled on Texas abortion ban
ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
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Posted: Nov 22, 2021 - 10:18am

 kurtster wrote:

Is everybody still having fun out there ?

California, where no one is prosecuted for crime anymore.  Arrested, but not prosecuted.

Cali now proves that crime does pay !

If it can happen in sleepy ole Walnut Creek (which I knew very well as a kid), it can happen anywhere ...
.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/dozens-looters-target-nordstrom-store-walnut-creek-california-rcna6265



I'd never go in on a looting because I'd be the guy robbing Nordstrom's who gets away with a piece of carry-on luggage. 

Yeah he might have used it to carry stuff but it looked pretty light.
Steely_D

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Location: Biscayne Bay
Gender: Male


Posted: Nov 22, 2021 - 10:06am

 kurtster wrote:

Is everybody still having fun out there ?

California, where no one is prosecuted for crime anymore.  Arrested, but not prosecuted.

Cali now proves that crime does pay !

If it can happen in sleepy ole Walnut Creek (which I knew very well as a kid), it can happen anywhere ...
.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/dozens-looters-target-nordstrom-store-walnut-creek-california-rcna6265



These assholes don’t realize that, for the want of a schmancy purse, there are a lot of angry crazy vengeful white men just itching to use their weapons on someone.


kurtster

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Posted: Nov 22, 2021 - 9:54am

Is everybody still having fun out there ?

California, where no one is prosecuted for crime anymore.  Arrested, but not prosecuted.

Cali now proves that crime does pay !

If it can happen in sleepy ole Walnut Creek (which I knew very well as a kid), it can happen anywhere ...
.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/dozens-looters-target-nordstrom-store-walnut-creek-california-rcna6265
haresfur

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Location: The Golden Triangle
Gender: Male


Posted: Oct 6, 2021 - 2:10pm

 Ohmsen wrote:


It'd be nice to have, but how is the Southwest gonna cope with the growing shortage of ground-water?


By mining it until it's gone.

Actually, decades ago Arizona realised that there was more economic advantage per megalitre of water in cities than in cotton. So they shifted their policy to favour expansion of Phoenix into the monstrosity it now is. Actually, I liked visiting Phoenix but it should be about 1/4 the size.
miamizsun

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Posted: Oct 6, 2021 - 12:14pm

 islander wrote:


Dealing with the brine is a huge issue for all desalination units, and it compounds over time. It's fine for tiny applications, but even at household size it's difficult. 

there seems to be a grand canyon sized political wound in this country

can we just put it in there?


islander

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Posted: Oct 6, 2021 - 9:57am

 miamizsun wrote:

for california nuclear energy and desalination may be a feasible
the residual salt concentrate could be a minor issue tho



Dealing with the brine is a huge issue for all desalination units, and it compounds over time. It's fine for tiny applications, but even at household size it's difficult. 
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