Sunday Devotional: No servant can serve two masters

 

Luke 16:10-15

Jesus said to his disciples:
“The person who is trustworthy in very small matters
is also trustworthy in great ones;
and the person who is dishonest in very small matters
is also dishonest in great ones.
If, therefore, you are not trustworthy with dishonest wealth,
who will trust you with true wealth?
If you are not trustworthy with what belongs to another,
who will give you what is yours?
No servant can serve two masters.
He will either hate one and love the other,
or be devoted to one and despise the other.
You cannot serve both God and mammon.”
The Pharisees, who loved money,
heard all these things and sneered at him.
And he said to them,
“You justify yourselves in the sight of others,
but God knows your hearts;
for what is of human esteem is an abomination in the sight of God.”

Mammon from Collin de Plancy’s Dictionnaire Infernal (1818), a book on demonology

Mammon in Hebrew (ממון) means “money”. In the New Testament, however, mammon does not mean just money, but is associated with the greedy pursuit of profit and gain. For Christians, mammon is a pejorative, a term used to describe gluttony, excessive materialism, greed, and unjust worldly gain.

In the Middle Ages, mammon was often personified as a deity and sometimes included in the seven princes of Hell; St. Gregory of Nyssa (c. 335 – c. 395) asserted that Mammon was another name for Beelzebub. During the generation of 1880-1925, American populists used “Mammon” with specific reference to the consolidated wealth and power of the banking and corporate institutions headquartered on Wall Street and their predacious activities nationwide. In contemporary pop culture today, various characters and demons are named Mammon in books, film, TV, anime, and video games.

While Jesus our Lord instructs us in Luke 16:13 that “You cannot serve God and mammon,” His injunction goes beyond mammon, the greedy and unjust pursuit of money, to include any and all ungodly obsessive pursuits and preoccupations because “No servant can serve two masters.”

And so, Luke 16:13 can be generalized to mean “You cannot serve God and your self,” for any one and any thing that we price more than God is a violation of the First Commandment (“I am the Lord thy God, thou shalt have no other gods before me”) and of the Greatest Commandment of all — to love God with our whole heart, our whole soul, our whole mind, and with all our strength.

Always remember this is what He did for us:

May the peace and love of Jesus Christ our Lord be with you,

~Eowyn

Canadian “woman” acquitted in BDSM child case

 

Cleared: Jacquelyn Laronde

This story is messed up on so many levels…

From Toronto Sun: A judge has acquitted a Kingston woman, who was formerly a man, of allegations that she sexually abused the teenage daughter of a BDSM sex partner.

“I am not satisfied beyond a reasonable doubt that Jacquelyn Laronde committed these offences,” said Justice Jane Kelly.

She cleared the 49-year-old woman, previously known as Sean O’Toole, of sexual assault and interference charges against the girl. The Crown had alleged the offences took place in London, Ont., during the early 2000s when the girl was 12 to 17 years old.

“While I appreciate that the victim was testifying as a 30-year-old adult about what happened 15 to 18 years ago, the standard of proof remains the same,” said Kelly, adding she didn’t believe the accused’s evidence.

Despite finding inconsistencies and contradictions in the complainant’s testimony, the judge praised the woman, who passed university and is now raising her own child. “Her resilience must be commended. She has suffered much trauma in her short life but testified in a mature and poised manner,” said Kelly. “She’s to be admired for her strength.

“She testified in a very convincing manner, but her evidence was inconsistent,” said Kelly, who listed examples of contradictions and inconsistencies.

Laronde is one of three strangers, including Jason Dickens and Martin Galloway, who were allegedly invited by her parents to sexually abuse the girl. Her stepdad and mom also violated her, according to testimony at the trial.

The woman’s sister, who’s one year younger, and brother — born in 1992 — were subjected to degrading sexual abuse by their parents, court heard.

Laronde, Dickens and Galloway were BDSM sex partners with the victim’s mom.

Dickens, 48, pleaded guilty to child pornography charges stemming from this case and is facing the prospect of a dangerous offender bid. Galloway is on trial at Ontario Court of Justice and is denying any sexual contact with the girl. His trial resumes Jan. 8.

The woman testified Galloway was the first man — who came to her home — on her 13th birthday in October 2001, followed by Laronde and Dickens.

But the woman’s mom contradicted her, saying Dickens came first, Laronde next and Galloway last.

“I am relieved,” said Laronde, a disability pensioner who denied any sexual impropiety. Laronde’s lawyer, Cynthia Fromstein, added: “This was 100% the right outcome but it’s the most disturbing and troubling case I’ve ever heard.”

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“Republican” mayor calls for his city to ban assault weapons because “my prayers aren’t working”

 

RINO George Cretekos

Mayor of Clearwater, Florida – George Cretekos – ain’t no republican, despite what this story states.

The proof? Just look at his Twitter timeline and some of his tweets and who he retweets:

Retweet of Paul Krugman: “I was warning about escalation, but things moving faster than I expected”

Retweet of Garry Kasparo (who promotes Renew Democracy in his Twitter bio): “As in Helsinki, Trump’s demeanor around Putin is that of a loyal dog afraid of being whipped. Joking with a dictator about his proven attacks on US elections is pathetic”

Retweet of Bill Kristol: “Excellent from @DavidAFrench at @NRO: “’Where is the outrage?’ The same question applies today, but to a different audience. The lies are simply too much to bear. No Republican should tolerate such dishonesty.” (Regarding Mueller report)

Retweet of Politico: “Opinion: Trump’s national emergency is great news for future President Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Cretekos a republican? Yeah, riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.

From Yahoo: The Republican mayor of a Florida city is calling on Congress to take action on strong gun control measures, saying that thoughts and prayers just aren’t cutting it when it comes to America’s gun violence epidemic.

George Cretekos urged his fellow city council members in Clearwater to pass a resolution which would represent a potent message in a state known for its fidelity to the National Rifle Association.

“I’ve gone to church, I’ve prayed,” Mr. Cretekos said this week, referencing a common refrain after mass shootings in which politicians offer “thoughts and prayers” for victims, but stop short of taking any practical measures to prevent future shootings.

“My prayers aren’t working,” he continued, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Florida state law prohibits cities from enacting their own firearms regulations, but Mr. Cretekos’s resolution would send a symbolic message to Congress that it should move to ban assault-style weapons and high capacity magazines, to pass a national “red flag” law, and to expand background checks so they can cover private sales.

“In the past, council and I have stayed away from national issues,” Mr. Cretenkos said. “But I think this issue is something that we need to consider to let people know where we stand as a community to encourage safety.”

Florida is the state in which two of the most deadly mass shootings in recent years have occurred, having drawn national attention after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, and at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando.

Seventeen people were killed in Parkland by an expelled former student in February 2018, while 49 people were killed and more than 50 wounded at the Pulse nightclub in June 2016.

Mr. Cretenkos’s call for action is significant not only because of the state he lives in, though, but also because of his standing as a Republican.

In the past, Republican leaders and politicians in Washington including Donald Trump have reacted to shootings by proposing modest gun control measures, but have yet to make good on those promises.

The good mayor’s call for an assault weapons ban was shot down:

“The City Council on Thursday approved a resolution that called on Congress to pass modest gun control measures, but failed to go as far as Mayor George Cretekos had proposed earlier in the week.

In a compromise, the five-person council, which includes Cretekos, voted 3-2 to pass a resolution calling for the red flag law expansion and the stricter background checks. But the resolution was softer on the weapons and magazines. Instead of calling for a ban, it called for a “review of laws governing the accessibility of high-capacity ammunition magazines and military-style assault weapons.”

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2020 Democrat candidate Beto O’Rourke fantasized about killing little children with his car

 

Beto O’Rourke, 46, former El Paso mayor, former Congressman for Texas, and a 2020 Democrat presidential candidate, is an advocate for gun control, never mind the fact that in 2008, the Supreme Court had ruled that the Constitution’s Second Amendment applies to individuals, not militias, and may include military weapons.

On his campaign website called, without a trace of irony, Beto for America, O’Rourke lays out his position on gun control, vowing that when elected President, he will:

  1. End the influence of the National Rifle Association (NRA) by signing into law the No PAC Act, which he had introduced as a member of Congress, which would ban PAC contributions to members of Congress or those seeking federal office.”
  2. Create a nationwide gun licensing system and registry.
  3. Require universal background checks at point of purchase.
  4. Ban all “assault weapons,” trigger cranks, silencers, bump stocks, and high-capacity magazines.
  5. Implement a national buyback program for banned assault weapons and handguns.
  6. Make it harder for people to stockpile weapons by limiting individuals to one gun purchase per month and directing ATF to deem any individual or business that sells over five guns in a single year a gun “dealer” subject to background check requirements.
  7. Implement extreme risk protection orders, also known as Red Flag laws.
  8. Declare gun violence a public health emergency.
  9. Make gun trafficking a federal crime.
  10. Repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act which shields firearm manufacturers and dealers from liability when their products are used to commit crimes.

For all his posturing and virtue-signaling on gun violence, it turns out that Beto O’Rourke once wrote a murder-fantasy short story about serial-killing children with his car.

According to a March 15, 2019 Reuters report by Joseph Menn, not only had O’Rourke been arrested for drunk driving, from age 15 to 19, Beto O’Rourke was a member of Cult of the Dead Cow, the oldest group of computer hackers in the U.S. credited with inventing the term “hacktivism” and wrote stories under the name “Psychedelic Warlord” — writings that remain online.

In a 1988 essay titled “Visions from the Last Crusade,” O’Rourke described his fantasy of killing 38 children with a car. He wrote:

The catacombs of my head produce the most wonderful dreams and visions. I feel that I am one with my intellect and my soul. It was during these dreams and visions that I concocted a notion. It started as something small at first, but after every dream it grew stronger, until the urge had become too great. No longer could this strong desire in my mind be suppressed. Recognizing this fact, my one and only goal in life became the termination of everything that was free and loving….

This feeling pervaded everything in my life, yet the first few months after realizing my goal, I had done nothing. Then one day, as I was driving home from work, I noticed two children crossing the street. They were happy, happy to be free from their troubles. I knew, however, that this happiness and sense of  freedom were much too overwhelming for them. This happiness was mine by right. I had earned it in my dreams. As I neared the young ones, I put all my weight on my right foot, keeping the accelerator pedal on the floor until I heard the crashing of the two children on the hood, and then the sharp cry of pain from one of the two. I was so fascinated for a moment, that when after I had stopped my vehicle, I just sat in a daze, sweet visions filling my head….

It was simply ecstasy. As I drove home, I envisioned myself committing more of these “acts of love”, and after a while, I had no trouble carrying them out.

The more people I killed, the longer my dreams were. I soon quit my job, and stayed at my house in an almost comatose state. My dreams grew longer and more vivid. They kept me alive and proved to be the only thing to live for. I had killed nearly 38 people by the time of my twenty-third birthday, and each one was more fulfilling than the last.

H/t Big Lug

~Eowyn

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Meet Paningning, the puppy who sleeps like a human

 

Paningning is a little Shih Tzu puppy who lives with her human, Janess Cua, in the Philippines.

Paningning has become an internet sensation, with her own Instagram page with more than 119,000 followers.

This is why.

Unlike her siblings, when Paningning sleeps, she completely zonks out, sleeping on her back like a human.

So cute!

Source: PawMyGosh

~Eowyn

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Pancho Beto wants to legalize marijuana and release people in prison for weed-related crimes, paying them with Drug War Justice Grants

 

Thankfully this guy has no shot of becoming president.

From Daily Mail: Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke unveiled a sweeping marijuana legalization plan Thursday that would provide financial grants to people incarcerated for non-violent crimes and impose taxes on the pot industry.

O’Rourke, who gained notoriety while serving on the El Paso City Council when he pushed a resolution to study legalization, would legalize and tax marijuana and ‘end the war on drugs,’ according to a policy announcement released by his campaign.

‘We need to not only end the prohibition on marijuana, but also repair the damage done to the communities of color disproportionately locked up in our criminal justice system or locked out of opportunity because of the War on Drugs,’ O’Rourke said in a statement.

O’Rourke, who is trailing in the polls and who gained notoriety for his proposed assault weapon buy-back program following the mass shooting in his hometown, would regulate and license the production and distribution of marijuana.

Most of the licenses would go to ‘minority-owned businesses and those disproportionately impacted by the War on Drugs,’ he said.

He says he will provide ‘“Drug War Justice Grants” to people ‘formerly incarcerated for nonviolent marijuana offenses in state and federal prison after their release, completely funded by a federal tax on the marijuana industry.’

The move follows bipartisan efforts to find ways to reduce the prison population by focusing on nonviolent offenders and turning back mandatory minimum sentences.

He doesn’t offer specifics on either the size of the tax, or the size of the grants.

The former congressman says it will apply ‘for a period based on time served’ and that the grants will be ‘funded completely by the tax on the marijuana industry.’

Other funds would target drug treatment programs and programs to help former convicts reenter society at large.

O’Rourke wants to support those ‘disproportionately impacted by marijuana arrests’ to help them participate in the marijuana business by providing ‘technical assistance, industry-specific training, access to interest free/low-interest loans, and access to investment financing and legal services.’

O’Rourke wrote at 2011 book about marijuana prohibition, ‘Dealing Death and Drugs,’ and used the issue as part of his campaign to unseat Democratic incumbent former Rep. Silvester Reyes.

He also would bar the feds from using marijuana-related arrests as grounds for deportation of people who came here illegally.

He is promoting the plan this week on a swing through Los Angeles and Oakland. His push comes on a day a Fox news poll has him at 4 per cent nationally, behind three poll leaders: former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and Sen. Bernie Sanders.

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Seattle and Philadelphia mayors don’t want President Trump taking the lead on homeless

 

In November 2015 former demorat Seattle Mayor Ed Murray (who resigned due to child sex abuse allegations) declared an emergency and announced new investments to respond to homelessness. Between the city and King County, they initially pledged $7.3M to address the crisis.

Fast forward to 2019 and this is the state of the homeless crisis in King County:

Number of homeless: 11,199 (down 8% from previous year)
Total spent in 2017: $195 million
Estimated annual price tag to solve homeless crisis: $1 BILLION

So what is the Seattle bureaucrats’ new solution? A new government bureaucracy between the city and county called, “King County Regional Homelessness Authority.”

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan

According to current demorat Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, “Today marks the start of a new era.”

Philadelphia Mayor, demorat Jim Kenney, has a homeless problem, too. An article from January of this year explains that at a July count (I’m assuming from 2018) found that the number of homeless had more than doubled from the previous year’s count.

The streets of Philadelphia

And of course we know about the homeless crises in Portland, Los Angeles and San Francisco. And the horrendous conditions to be found on their streets: urine, feces, rats and needles. And bonus: Diseases such as typhus and leprosy.

Funny how all the cities experiencing such catastrophes are demorat-run cities.

In essence, NONE OF THESE CITIES has been able to comprehensively and effectively deal with the homeless problems in their cities despite spending MILLIONS and MILLIONS of taxpayer dollars.

Seattle Mayor Durkan and Philadelphia Mayor penned a piece on the homeless for Politico entitled, “Don’t let Trump take the lead on housing.”

The sub headline reads, “Housing affordability is a big issue in cities like ours. Democrats should debate it more.

Yeah, more talk is EXACTLY what is needed…

Excerpts from their opinion piece:

“Walk through any major city today, and it’s easy to see why housing affordability and homelessness are top concerns across the country. Minimum wage workers are relying on food banks and overnight shelters. Unsheltered veterans, families and neighbors are living in desperate, unsanitary conditions. Students leaving school after the final bell meet their parents and siblings where they live together: in their cars, unable to find affordable homes. Too many families in cities like ours are now living in cars, vans or RVs.

Last week, the Washington Post reported that President Donald Trump is ordering a “crackdown” on homelessness and that his aides have been mulling the possibility of the federal government moving into cities to round up people experiencing homelessness. This week, Trump’s Council of Economic Advisors released a report that focuses on misleading assertions that this crisis could be cured by deregulation of the housing market. Afterward, the president visited California and spread more false narratives about the problem of homelessness.

Let’s be clear: Cities have been asking for help. We desperately need collaboration from the federal government, with its unique ability to catalyze fundamental policy change and make investments at the scale the problem demands. But instead of looking for ways to support and partner with America’s cities to help solve this human crisis, Trump hurls insults, floats poisonous policy proposals and pushes sensational headlines, not solutions. It is time to end this political game.

But at the same time as the president is blaming cities for the problem, he is ignoring how the federal government is contributing to it. For instance, his administration has cut resources for health care, mental health programs and housing, and those cuts are feeding the roots of this crisis. In the meantime, cities have had no choice but to become the social safety net. Mayors across the country are spending unprecedented local taxpayer dollars to build affordable housing, roll out new rental assistance for low-income households, propose new renter eviction protections, and create an emergency homelessness response system of shelters, meal programs, and outreach services.”

Read the whole thing here.

Of course in the end they ask for more federal funding. They ALWAYS need more taxpayer dollars to solve anything.

The last sentence of their opinion piece states, “U.S. mayors are ready to work with Congress and the current and future administrations to address the housing crisis that our voters want us to solve.”

This is rich considering that the title of their piece highlights their TDS. I highly doubt they are sincere in their desire to collaborate with the current administration (make sure to watch the video above where Mayor Kenney states President Trump “frightens him). They just want him to write a blank taxpayer check.

These cities have had YEARS and MILLIONS of dollars to try and solve their problems. The reality is that their cities have turned into sh*tholes.

Putting their TDS on display only reinforces they hypocritical stance that it’s time to “end this political game.”

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Dishonest Democrats doing it their way

 

Almost half of all homeless people in the United States are in California with 19% living in Los Angeles. This is just one of many problems residents of California face since the criminal organization democrat party got control of the state. The top three things you can always count on the democrats are being dishonest, corruption and destroying everything they touch.   The first two is how they got control of California.  It appears they are making a huge effort to accomplish the third in California.  At times there seems to be no logic, no intelligence behind some of the decisions they make.  It does not appear that they are concerned the Residents of California.

They didn’t get full control overnight.  It took a few years but they were successful.   Dishonest, but successful.  They got there by winning elections.  When it comes to elections, “Democrat” is synonymous to “election fraud”.  I have yet to see an honest democrat.

In California, the Secretary of State responsible for securing the elections.  “An election is only as fair and honest as the people that oversee it.”

Lets go back to 2007.  Voting systems compromised by democrats

Debra Lynn Bowen , a member of the Democratic Party, was the Secretary of State of California from 2007 to 2015.  In  2007  Bowen commissioned a “Top to Bottom Review” of California’s electronic voting systems, to determine their security.  In August  2007, Bowen withdrew approval and certification and conditionally re-approved three electronic voting systems (Diebold Election Systems, Hart InterCivic, Sequoia Voting Systems), and rescinded approval of a fourth system, (Election Systems & Software), after the top-to-bottom review of the voting machines found the machines to be highly insecure.  So basically after finding the systems faulty, no real changes were made.  For these efforts she was awarded the Profile in Courage Award by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.  Which is about as laughable as Obama’s Nobel prize.

*The following election in 2008 is where we see an increase of democrat voters and a decline of republican voters.  This trend repeating  itself each year until present date.

Below are screen shots of the voting systems used in California before the review and after the review.  I’ve also provided links to view the voting systems from 2006 to 2018. Clicking on the year will link you to the original PDF.  I should point out that between 2008 and 2018 some of the counties  switched brands of equipment.  Some of the new brands of equipment are the the same company as the original ones, Same product with a new name .  All of these, new and old have a history of errors.  None of them are 100% secure. For more details about security of each brand and general information click here  and scroll to the lower part of page.   Far too much for me to cover today but is worth taking the time to take a look.

Voting system before review

2006

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Voting system after review

2008

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 2010

2012

2014

2016

2018

In 2015 California got a new Secretary of State. Alex Padilla, a democrat.   After the 2018 elections, Padilla made a decision to replace all voting machines in California. “Padilla has long been concerned about the vulnerability of the nation’s voting machines. “We have done more to respond to hanging chads,” he told NBC News, “than we have done to respond to Vladimir Putin and the threats by Russian intelligence officials against our elections.”    Many of the current systems have only been used once, some twice.  Why didn’t he  replace them before the 2018 elections?    A feature with some of the current systems is that they record voting data that can be reviewed for a recount or audit.  Maybe that’s why he is in such a rush to change machines.

There are more changes in California.  Tens of thousands of neighborhood polling places, are being replaced by absentee ballots and secure drop boxes.  This only creates more opportunities for voter fraud.

Since “voter fraud” came up, we have to take a minute to talk about the democrats and the 2018 elections in California.  At the end of election day all republican candidates were leading in votes.  After the mail in votes were counted and the votes the democrats turned in (ballot harvesting), every republican ended up losing.  Many people blame this on the fact that democrat lawmakers in California made changes with ballot harvesting, creating more opportunities for voter fraud.  That is entirely possible but I think there was a bigger problem.

In California, county clerks are required to examine, one percent of their electorate’s original paper ballots once they have been electronically tabulated to ensure that the machines’ results have not been compromised and are accurate. The inspection is only applied to ballots that have been turned in before or on election day.  Anything after election day do not get inspected.   This means that millions of  Vote-By-Mail (VBM) and provisional ballots are exempted from further examination.  In California about 1/3 of the votes were mail in.  This is how I believe the democrats stole the election in 2018.

Another problem is California’s automatic voter registration at the DMV.  Beside their new Kiosk being totally insecure and are waiting to be hacked.   Some past problems with the automatic voter registration are , mistaken records showing up at local election offices, upward of 100,000 inaccurate documents. Party preferences were wrong. Some non-citizens were mistakenly added to the voter rolls. Other DMV customers didn’t know they’d been registered. These errors were blamed on hackers.  These events happened 6 days before the program was launched.  Since then, at least 255k voter registration errors have been found.  Padilla none of the errors effected the election results in 2018.  He also blames the DMV  for the problems, but the only person responsible is Padilla himself .Bill AB 1461 Motor voter program.   What is also interesting is that  since the automatic voter registration launched,  there has been  an increase of registered democrats and a increase in “no party preference” with a decline of registered republicans.

stats

 

Currently it looks as democrats are making a huge effort to make elections less secure.  I also don’t believe the number of republicans are declining in California.  I think it’s just another part of the democrats con game for reasons I will discuss at a future date.  There is a bigger problem in California.  A problem that all residents of California should be concerned about.

Taking on the problems that exist at Californias’ DMV , Gavin Newsom made the decision to bring in a third party to solve the problem.  This was part of his “strike team?  The third party is “Code for America “  Code for America  describes themselves as follows, “We are a network of people making government work for the people, by the people, in the digital age. How do we get there? With government services that are simple, effective, and easy to use, working at scale to help all Americans, starting with the people who need them most.”.  They also like to refer themselves as “civic hackers”.  Their 60 member team is made up of 43 women and 17 men. They have 7 members on their Board of Directors.  One being the Founder and Executive Director who also heads the 60 member team.  At least 2 of the members were part of the Obama administration. They have 85 locations across the USA. Click here for a complete list of who funds them.  Here is a screen shot of the top donors.  code

Here is where you should be concerned.  Gavin Newsom gave full DMV access to Code for America.  That means that this group of “civic hackers” had full access all data, including voter information, of every resident in California.  Take a minute and think about what information the DMV  has on you.   Now what are the odds that 6  companies like Google that invested over $1,000,000 in Code for America now has that information.  Microsoft invested $999,000. You think they have your information.  Pretty good odds that your information is in their hands.  As if they didn’t have enough already. Go click the link I provided that shows who funds Code for America.  Actually here is the link again. Click here.

The data breach is only part of the problem.  Newsom brought in a non government source to make decisions  on how part of our state government should be operated.  That source being Code for America which all final decisions are made by 1 person.  That person is Jennifer Pahlka,

Founder and Executive Director, Code for America

Jennifer Pahlka is the founder and executive director of Code for America. She served as the U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy from 2013–2014

Code for America getting full access to the DMV is pure speculation on my part.  Considering the circumstances I could not see how they could complete their task without access.  What I do know is that I don’t like third parties with their own agenda making  decisions on how to any part of the state should function.

Newsom is no stranger to Code for America as you can see here.

This is just another example of how the democrats are selling out the residents of California.  No matter where you stand in politics this is an issue everyone should be concerned about.

Now as far as the declining republicans in California.  Were told that they are moving out of state to the adjacent states.  If that were true there would be increase of registered republican voters in those states, which there is not.  I think some republican ballots are being manipulated.  Here is one example.  When Trump ran I registered to vote by mail  They wanted proof of who I was.  I never sent proof but they still sent me ballot I checked to see if I was registered and it said yes., Mailed my Ballot and it came back.  Not sure what happened.  Then I checked to see if I was registered and it said no.  The day after the election I had got another ballot in the mail.  Now in 2018, I still had not provided proof that I was me.  I checked if I was registered and it said yes.  I got my ballot in the mail.  Lost it somewhere and  requested a new one.  Checked again and it said I was not registered.  Today it says I am registered.

By now you should be just as confused as I am as far as my ballot situation goes.  I had an easier time signing up to run for president in 2020.

 

QAnon community-8chan will be up and running soon.

Respectfully

Deplorable Patriot.

 

SF mayor says President Trump’s remarks on used needles “pouring into the ocean” is ridiculous

 

Mayor London Breed

Someone may want to tell the good mayor that needles wash into oceans from the beaches and other land areas. But that would mean she’d have to acknowledge what a sh*thole her city has become.

From SF Gate: San Francisco Mayor London Breed called President Donald Trump’s claim that used drug needles are pouring into the ocean “ridiculous” in a statement Wednesday night.

At the tail end of his California visit on Wednesday, Trump threatened to unleash the Environmental Protection Agency on San Francisco, accusing the city of allowing massive amounts of waste, including needles, to go through storm drains into the ocean.

“It’s a terrible situation that’s in Los Angeles and in San Francisco,” Trump told reporters on Air Force One returning to Washington. “And we’re going to be giving San Francisco — they’re in total violation — we’re going to be giving them a notice very soon.”

“They have to clean it up. We can’t have our cities going to hell,” he said.

Breed was quick to respond. “To be clear, San Francisco has a combined sewer system, one of the best and most effective in the country, that ensures that all debris that flow into storm drains are filtered out at the city’s wastewater treatment plants,” she said. “No debris flow out into the bay or the ocean.”

San Francisco has long struggled with problems of human waste and needles on the streets, especially in the Tenderloin district where many addicts and homeless people congregate to access services. The city set up public toilets and last year announced formation of a special six-person “poop patrol” team to clean up the human waste.

The city also announced funding to hire people to pick up used needles.

Many of those needles came from the city itself. The health department hands out an estimated 400,000 clean syringes a month under programs designed to reduce the risk of HIV and other infections for drug users who might otherwise share contaminated needles.

Read the whole story here.

The article closes with this little nugget:

“Breed responded to Trump’s visit on Twitter, writing, “The President is cutting clean air and clean water standards, restricting our ability to regulate car emissions, and denying climate change even exists. He’s cut funding for homelessness and affordable housing. In SF, we’re meeting the challenges on our streets.

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50 years of doomsday climate-change predictions that didn’t come true

 

Yesterday, Sept. 20, 2019, was Friday, a school day. But countless young people in the U.S. and across the world skipped school to protest in a global “climate strike”.

In the “woke” San Francisco Bay Area, school children skipped school to protest about climate change, putting pressure on politicians and corporations they say are contributing to an environmental crisis.

As reported by Berkeleyside, one of the protesters, Berkeley High junior Adrienne Mermin, 16, described climate change as apocalyptic. She warned: “There’s a deadline on our existence and a deadline on when we can reverse this. When climate change and climate justice was connected to environmental racism, it became more than just ‘the ice caps are melting,’ and more ‘this affects all of us, and every single one of us can help stop this.’”

Mermin was echoing the doomsday warnings of adults like Al Gore, who predicted the North Pole would be ice-free by 2016; Prince Charles, who said in 2009 that because of capitalism and consumerism, we had just 96 months or 8 years, i.e., until 2017, to save the world; and more recently Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), who proclaimed Miami would disappear in “a few years” due to climate change.

Writing for the Competitive Enterprise Institute on Sept. 18, 2019, Myron Ebell and Steven J. Milloy remind us that Gore, Chucky and AOC are just the latest instances of doomsayers who have been predicting climate and environmental disaster since the 1960s. Like Gore, et al., the makers of these apocalyptic predictions often are individuals holding respected positions in government and science. The problem is this: “None of the apocalyptic predictions with due dates as of today have come true,” and the media won’t report on the failed predictions.

What follows is a collection of apocalyptic climate predictions from notable people in government and science:

  1. In 1967, Stanford University “population biologist” Paul Ehrlich said that because of unrestrained population growth, “the time of famines” was already upon us and would be at its worst and most disastrous by 1975. (Salt Lake Tribune, Nov. 17, 1967, p. 9)
  2. Two years later in 1969, Ehrlich warned that “by the time we have enough evidence to convince people” about the world’s runaway population growth, a limited food supply, and man’s contamination of the environment, “you’re dead” because “everybody will disappear in a cloud of blue stream in 20 years” — i.e., by 1989. (New York Times, August 10, 1969)
  3. A year later in 1970, Ehrlich once again sounded a doomsday warning that “the oceans would be as dead as Lake Erie in less than a decade,” and that America would have water rationing by 1974 and food rationing by 1980. (Redlands Daily Facts, October 6, 1970)
  4.  In 1970, James P. Lodge Jr., a scientist at the national center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, predicted that air pollution would obliterate the sun and cause a new ice age in the first third of the 21st century, and that if the current rate of increase in electric power generation continued, the demands for cooling water would “boil dry the entire flow of the rivers and streams of continental United States.” (Boston Globe, April 16, 1970)
  5. In 1971, Dr. S. I. Rasool of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and Columbia University, predicted that “in the next 50 years, i.e., by 2021, the fine dust we put into the atmosphere by fossil-fuel burning could screen out so much sunlight that the average temperature could drop by six degrees. (Washington Post, July 9, 1971)
  6. In 1972, R. K. Matthews, chairman of Brown University’s Department of Geological Sciences, wrote in a letter to President Richard Nixon that “a global deterioration of climate, by order of magnitude larger than any hitherto experienced by civilized mankind, is a very real possibility and indeed may be due very soon.” (NOAA, October 2015)
  7. In 1974, “preliminary analysis” of space satellites conducted by European climatologists George and Helena Kukla showed that the world had plunged into a new ice age, with snow and ice cover of the earth having increased by as much as 12% in just five years, from 1967 to 1972. (The Guardian, January 29, 1974)
  8. In 1974, “a growing number of scientists” found that the earth’s atmosphere had been gradually cooling for the last three decades. “Since the 1940s the mean global temperature has dropped about 2.7° F.” and “The telltale signs are everywhere — from the unexpected persistence and thickness of pack ice in the waters around Iceland to the southward migration of a warmth-loving creature like the armadillo from the Midwest”. (TIME, June 24, 1974)

Go to Competitive Enterprise Institute for 18 more apocalyptic climate-change predictions that didn’t come true, one of which is this doozy:

In February 2004, a secret Pentagon report that was “suppressed by U.S. defence chief” but “obtained” by the UK’s The Observer, warned that because of climate change, Britain would be “plunged into a ‘Siberian’ climate by 2020,” as “nuclear conflict, mega-droughts, famine and widespread rioting” would erupt across the world. (The Guardian, February 21, 2004)

H/t California Political Review

~Eowyn

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