San Francisco Used To Be a Beautiful City

Now it is a hazardous waste dump. Survey of Downtown San Francisco Reveals Trash on Every Block, 303 Piles of Feces and 100 Drug Needles – NBC Bay Area

It is beyond gross; it is dangerous.

“If you do get stuck with these disposed needles you can get HIV, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B, and a variety of other viral diseases,” said Dr. Lee Riley, an infectious disease expert at University of California, Berkeley. He warned that once fecal matter dries, it can become airborne, releasing potentially dangerous viruses, such as the rotavirus. “If you happen to inhale that, it can also go into your intestine,” he said. The results can prove fatal, especially in children.

“The contamination is … much greater than communities in Brazil or Kenya or India,” he said. He notes that in those countries, slum dwellings are often long-term homes for families and so there is an attempt to make the surroundings more livable. Homeless communities in San Francisco, however, are often kicked out from one part of town and forced to relocate to another. The result is extreme contamination, according to Riley.

The city budget (2016-2017) included about $60 million for “street environmental services.” Translation: cleaning up the crap.

Lots of photos, and a video (I didn’t watch) at the link above. H/T DailyWire.


Self-defense Even Works in Deep Blue California

He thought it would be a good idea to break into a home. He was wrong. Resident shoots, wounds man who tried to get into his home

Just after 11:50 p.m. Monday Clearlake Police Officers responded to a mobile home unit inside of Southshore Mobile Home Park, located at 5725 Old Highway 53, on a report that an unknown male suspect was banging on the home’s windows, was trying to get inside the home and claiming to own property inside, Joseph said.

While en route to the call, dispatch received updated information that an unnamed adult male resident of the home claimed to have shot at the suspect and that the suspect had since fled the residence on foot, according to Joseph.

Even if he did own property inside the home, trying to break in to retrieve it was obviously not the right move.

The guy who got shot was airlifted to a trauma center, and is expected to survive. The homeowner was not arrested because it appears he was acting in defense of himself and his wife.

And also because even in the People’s Republic of California, Self-defense is a Human-right. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.

Failure of Law Enforcement? It’s Easier to Blame an Inanimate Object

“Nobody had to die.” But they did. Tehama gunman terrorized neighbors but eluded sheriff’s deputies | The Sacramento Bee

The November 14th school shooting in California.

In the year leading up to his deadly rampage, the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office logged 20 calls from Neal, his wife and their immediate neighbors as their dispute escalated. At least three other people living nearby called the Sheriff’s Office about gunfire in the neighborhood, although dispatch logs don’t identify the shooter. Research by The Bee also uncovered additional calls about Neal that apparently weren’t logged or recorded by dispatchers – including one from Neal’s sister, warning about her brother’s mental state.

Officers are described as spending more time driving to the neighborhood in response to these calls than they spent on scene. That is a pretty sad commentary.

Ignored calls. Ignored warnings. Excuses. Stupidity. When you add it all up, it also includes a lot of death and injury.

Is There Anything In California That Doesn’t Have a Cancer Warning?

If you search online for a set of wrenches, the websites will usually contain a Proposition 65 warning. For a steel wrench. Coffee Must Carry a Cancer Warning in California, Judge Rules

In a controversial and potentially confusing decision, a California Superior Court judge has ruled that coffee sold in the state should carry a warning that the drink comes with a cancer risk. Despite the warning, however, the extent to which coffee actually poses such a risk, if at all, is still unknown.

So if everything causes cancer – or we have to warn you about everything- what purpose does the warning serve?

Armed Self-defense in the People’s Republic of California

Or, what would you do if someone broke into your home in the middle of the night? Hesperia homeowner shoots alleged intruder – Victor Valley News |

Detectives determined Goode went to the location and attempted to gain entry as the resident slept. The adult male resident heard the disturbance and engaged in a verbal confrontation with Goode at the door. Goode continued to attempt entry to the house at which time the resident armed himself. Seconds later, Goode successfully forced entry and fearing for his safety, the victim fired one round from his firearm, striking the suspect,” sheriff’s officials stated in a news release.

He tried to flee, but collapsed on the front lawn. He was airlifted to a regional trauma center with a gunshot wound to the face.

Self-defense is a human-right.

When Only Cops Have Guns, Only Cops Will Sell Guns on the Black Market

Hey, the Obama Administration sold guns to crooks, so it must be OK, right? Audio: SoCal cops charged with selling guns on the black market | 89.3 KPCC

Federal prosecutors announced Monday that they’ve charged two members of the Gardena Police Department with illegally purchasing guns and selling about 100 firearms on the black market.

So do you think anyone passed a background check when they bought any of those 100 guns? Me neither. (Hat tip)

How Do You “Crash Through” the Gate at a US Military Base?

There are well established ways to stop a vehicle. Why aren’t we using them? Travis AFB explosion: New details in possible attempted attack at Travis Air Force Base in California – CBS News

A car loaded with propane tanks ran through the main gate at Travis Air Force Base in northern California on Wednesday night. Military personnel ran up to the burning car that exploded in flame after breaching the security gates.

This is beyond stupid in this era of terror attacks. Every base should be secure.

The main gate at Travis was closed for 12 hours after the incident and officials say there is no known threat to the base or the community.

I would say it’s the unknown threats that they need to consider.