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.
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