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23 October 2019

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Bill Tozer

Fire, Brewer Rd.

Bill Tozer

Boy, folks are getting pissed off.

Admin delete if needed...

The day the Hospitality House opened there was an instant increase in both the total number of transients or homeless and the amount of petty crime in the brunswick basin.. having lived at the top of old tunnel and seeing firsthand the increased foot traffic of the homeless and panhandlers it was clear to EVERYONE who lived in the area that the hospitality house was the common denominator in this situation.. to this day the concentration of the transients/homeless is in the brunswick basin area..

Who can verify actual permanent home placement numbers for HH? last I read their numbers were less than stellar. their placement ratio was actually horrible especially considering money spent services rendered and impact to local homes and businesses.

The homeless/transient problem is directly caused by the very people who are so hyper focused on fixing the issue... The balance between empathy and reason has shifted so far away from reason that decisions made by ELECTED officials who are PAID to make sure the balance is maintained and the good of the community is put before the needs of a drug using stealing panhandling thief.. this is CLEARLY not the case. instead we have a round table of people patting themselves on the back for their self absorbed feel good mentality.

we want to fix the homeless problem?
- get rid of HH
-uphold the F$&@ law and arrest and PROSECUTE dealers to the max of the law... again DEALERS...
-make being homeless in nevada county UNCOMFORTABLE!!! sorry to all of you with sensitive feelers... but the police should be confiscating removing and disbanding camps in real time. any and all drug paraphernalia needs to be confiscated and disposed of at time of contact. if this is what the homeless have to deal with then they will either make a life change or MOVE!!

take any $$ towards HH and apply it to mental health reform and programs for the homeless who are TRULY in need.

The empathetic way is NOT WORKING there needs to be balance! personal accountability, assistance to those that truly need it, and consequences for those that abuse the system and put the citizens of nevada county in danger.

Walt

Try, try, try, again!
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/10/28/report-house-democrats-to-vote-on-impeachment-procedures-thursday/

Looking like Putin's stooges for keeping hearings in Soviet style secrecy has taken its toll.

George Rebane

No power yet on Hind Tit Rd, but we did have a PGE crew come and walk the power line on our property.

 Bill Toxer

Power on here on Cha'Ta Ridge

George Rebane

Power on 605pm.

Don Bessee

You tell em brother! I liked the wire frame glasses better than contacts, had that policy wonk-warrior look. -

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/10/28/exclusive-excerpt-sebastian-gorkas-the-war-for-americas-soul-the-plotters-and-their-plan-to-destroy-america/

;-)

Walt

Our on, half hour ago.😂👍

Walt

Shit.. Two fires lose in PV... Power just dropped Brown out in progress.

Walt

DAMN our guys are good. both fires now under control.
A tractor trailer out Indian Springs East end,, and then a house goes up on Valley Drive, the other end of the valley.
Exciting evening on a Monday night.

Walt

Goody Goody.. LIBS up for re-election are now going to be on record. MANY from places Trump won. Now how bad do they want to keep their seats?,, Or vote for Pelosi's mess and risk the wrath of the voters back home.
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/pelosi-says-house-will-vote-this-week-on-resolution-formalizing-impeachment-procedures
"It is not an actual article of impeachment, but rather a resolution that sets process ground rules."

Don Bessee

Alinsky and his spawn have owned the teachers unions etc. for so long it is finally at the ignorant tipping point -

“When we don’t educate our youngest generations about the historical truth of 100 million victims murdered at the hands of communist regimes over the past century, we shouldn’t be surprised at their willingness to embrace Marxist ideas,” Smith added. “We need to redouble our efforts to educate America’s youth about the history of communist regimes and the dangers of socialism today.”

Millennials polled also said they consider President Donald Trump the “biggest threat to world peace,” rating Trump as more dangerous to world peace than Russian President Vladimir Putin, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, or Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Ten percent of Millennials said Trump is “responsible for more deaths and human rights abuses” than mass-murder and Russian leader Joseph Stalin or notorious German dictator Adolf Hitler.

Tags : communism millenials socialism

https://dailycaller.com/2019/10/28/millennials-communism-socialism-poll/

;-)


Don Bessee

The Washington Post and NPR incredibly like the dead dog former head of ISIS -


https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/10/28/npr-praises-terrorist-baghdadi-he-was-a-real-leader-a-movement-weve-never-seen-before/

;-)

Walt

Gavin Nuisance is losing his minions.
https://dailycaller.com/2019/10/28/general-motors-fiat-chrysler-toyota-trump-california/
Seems not every automaker is hip to runaway ECO regs. They cost money.

Don Bessee

Conan you are one bad ass Delta Force bitch! -

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/10/28/report-conan-revealed-as-name-of-hero-u-s-military-dog-critical-to-isis-raid-that-killed-baghdadi/

;-)

Bill Tozer

Got the call. Power may go off overnight. Oh goodie. Back to tiny keys.

Bill Tozer

Nevada City mayor wants State to declare emergency.....for small businesses.

https://fox40.com/2019/10/28/nevada-city-mayor-calls-for-help-for-small-businesses-suffering-from-pge-shutoffs/

Walt

So the idea of government run electric grids are being yapped about? So.. You going to accept all the liability that goes with it? Think it's easy and cheap to do? What next? say your going to bury it all in the ground? That from the very same that demand permits to stick a shovel in the ground..ANYWHERE.

And just who are they going to buy that power from?

Don Bessee

It was funny to watch the Prez tell the truth about chi town and then in the business as usual category we have -

HICAGO (AP) — An Illinois state lawmaker bribed a legislative colleague with an offer of $2,500 a month in exchange for the state senator's support of sweepstakes-related legislation, according to a federal complaint unsealed on Monday.

Rep. Luis Arroyo, 65, made the offer on Aug. 2 and handed over an initial check on Aug. 22 for the unidentified lawmaker's backing of the legislation in the Illinois Senate, the complaint says.
The Chicago Democrat's alleged willingness to arrange regular payments for legislative support stands out even in a state with a history of brazen public corruption.

The 12-page complaint describes the moment Arroyo gave the check to his colleague in a suburban Chicago restaurant, citing a federal wiretap that allegedly captured their conversation.
"I'm going to give you this here," Arroyo tells the senator, the complaint says. "This is, this is, this is the jackpot."

When Arroyo asked at an earlier meeting if the lawmaker wanted the $2,500 checks each month for six months or each month for a year, the senator responds: "A year sounds great."

https://www.yahoo.com/news/illinois-lawmaker-faces-federal-public-162833044.html

;-)

Bill Tozer

“The same California that has boldly committed to transitioning to 50 percent renewable energy by 2025 -- and 100 percent renewable energy by 2045 -- can't manage its existing energy infrastructure.

The same California that has pushed its electricity rates to the highest in the contiguous United States through its mandates and regulations doesn't provide continuous access to that overpriced electricity.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom, who has to try to evade responsibility for this debacle while presiding over it, blames "dog-eat-dog capitalism" for the state's current crisis. It sounds like he's referring to robber barons who have descended on the state to suck it dry of profits while burning it to the ground. But Newsom is talking about one of the most regulated industries in the state -- namely California's energy utilities that answer to the state's public utilities commission.

This is not exactly an Ayn Rand operation. The state could have, if it wanted, pushed the utilities to focus on the resilience and safety of its current infrastructure -- implicated in some of the state's most fearsome recent fires -- as a top priority. Instead, the commission forced costly renewable energy initiatives on the utilities. Who cares about something as mundane as properly maintained power lines if something as supposedly epically important -- and politically fashionable -- as saving the planet is at stake?....

In 2016, then-Gov. Jerry Brown actually vetoed a bill that unanimously passed the state Legislature to promote the clearing of trees dangerously close to power lines. Brown's team says this legislation was no big deal, but one progressive watchdog called the bill "neither insignificant or small."
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/1019/lowry102919.php3#kteKQsKJm8SRmozZ.99


scenes

BillT@7:15AM

re: the PUC

Really, when was it not ever thus? If the point of pure capitalism is to extract money from The People and hand it to guys with cigars in boardrooms, the point of pure socialism is to extract money from The People and hand it to the political backers and friends/family of the rulers. It's a problem the Soviet Union hit in spades.

The Public Utilities Commission is obviously constructed (mostly, at least) from the purest political patronage. A group of flacks with resumes constructed from a series of gubmint jobs, corporate boards, non-profits, and the odd lawyering gig.

There's probably a lesson from the Venetian sea-going empire here. If a .gov official (it was one big company in a sense) got caught stealing ducats through the layers of auditing, he got hauled home for a bit of torture in a subbasement of the Doge's palace. You can have non-corrupt government, but it takes something of a stick to make it work I think.

scenes

BillT: "Nevada City mayor wants State to declare emergency.....for small businesses."

As usual, lots of podium and lecturing and railing at the winds.

If that silly woman spent a bit of time worrying about emergency power at her own city hall, cutting down brush in town, pushing the planning commission towards fire-safe construction, handling the homeless in some way that didn't burn down the county, she might be of some use to somebody.

Not gonna happen.

I expect the next article will be Reinette pushing for microgrids run by zero point energy.

Bill Tozer

Scenes @7:41 am

Well, the mayor was deeply involved in A.P.P.L.E. (Alliance for Post Petroleum something) until the place shuddered its doors due to no viable business plan and inability to pay the rent that the Nirvanna City Council graciously slashed on the city owned building for her. But, people walked into the all green place and could feel the good vibes. Wonder it that storefront was affected by recent the outage(s).

From a practical standpoint, does the mayor have any idea how much it costs for a couple of those custom outfitted PG&E trucks? Any idea how many thousands of dollars of tools and equipment are in each of those trucks? How many thousands of dollars spent just on safety meetings and best practices? That is assuming just the costs for maintenance of exiting infrastructure, nor counting wages, insurance, benefits, workmen’s comp, bonding, equipment yard, or generating the city’s own power and new lines. Does the mayor know the costs of putting lines underground under roads and HYW 49 from the solar field up on Sugar Loaf Mountain?

Heck, it’s been about 20 years, but I once ran into the Nevada City worker who ran the city’s water maintenance lines. A value feeding the city was mysteriously (inadvertently?) shut off. He was a splendid fellow, driving an old beat up 4 banger small pickup.. Looked like a 2 wheel drive Ford Courier with tires than needed to be replaced.

Let’s get ready for the Post Petroleum future! I am sure she can get all the solar fields and equipment donated to the cause and free labor to boot.
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A few months ago, I looked up the day in 2018 that had the highest greenie electrical generation in the US. It was in March. Probably a day just like our recent weather. Clear sunny skies and breezy. Early-mid fall is like kite flying weather in March. After fall, it gets cold up there in them thar hills. Firewood is Nevada County’s renewable resource. :’

Bill Tozer

Power off! Its another beautiful day up on Cha Ta ridge.

Gregory

power on sometime after 330PM yesterday (I was out).
power off at 1125am today...

At least I got a hot shower out of it.

Gregory

A detail I forgot... there is a very slight breeze... maybe 4mph.

Gregory

At the airport above Grass Valley, the wind has been from 7 to 10 knots.
https://www.aviationweather.gov/metar/data?ids=KGOO&format=raw&hours=36&taf=off&layout=on

Times are in ZULU, subtract 7 for local 24 hour time.

Walt

Thanks G,, I never figured out that time scale.

Don Bessee

Cracks in team schiff for brains -

However, even before Van Drew’s comments, House Majority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) had already poured some cold water on plans to vote for the measure Thursday, telling reporters on Capitol Hill: “We’re going to have to consider whether or not it’s ready to go on Thursday. I hope that’s the case.”

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/10/29/house-democrat-jeff-van-drew-signals-hes-not-voting-for-pelosis-impeachment-bill/

;-)

Walt

LOL!!! #NOTME!!!!
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/10/29/house-democrat-jeff-van-drew-signals-hes-not-voting-for-pelosis-impeachment-bill/
Now that didn't take long,,,The first Lefty to jump ship.

Bill Tozer

Doug LaMalfa, the simple farmer speaks.

Since 2002, I’ve served in the California State Assembly, the State Senate, and now the U.S. House of Representatives. Never during my time in elected office have I witnessed a scene quite like the darkened towns and neighborhoods I saw last weekend while driving through Northern California. I do not accept these frequent power outages as the new normal.

There are sometimes situations that require a larger degree of vigilance – everyone understands that – but we are not a third world country and the power should not be shut off for thousands of people every time the wind blows.

Years of bad policy decisions from Sacramento cannot be reversed overnight, but a decade in the dark is unacceptable. PG&E has spent far more on renewable power ($2.4 billion) than they have on updating outdated infrastructure ($1.5 billion). It's time to rethink those priorities. PG&E must commit fully to hardening and upgrading the electrical grid and California must get out of its own way and allow the type of tree trimming and management that’s necessary to improve safety.

There will be those who say it can’t be done any sooner, and to those people, I say get out of the way. For thousands of people in our state, these outages are incredibly frustrating and, in some cases, life-threatening. Worst of all, they’re unnecessary. The situation we find ourselves in is the result of years – even decades – of incompetence and mismanagement. I refuse to accept this as California’s 10-year future, and I will fight at the federal level tooth and nail to ensure that isn’t the case.

Gregory

A simple, clear and supportable position from Congressman LaMalfa.

I wonder what Audrey Denny will have to say... she's been quiet.

Bill Tozer

Fire behind Safeway..on Banner...again.

scenes

"Fire behind Safeway..on Banner...again."

Damn, you beat me to it. Driving around down there, bunch of sireens, big smoke signal, spotter planes. Through astounding coincidence, location about where you would expect.

Walt

Good news. Fire is out. The Homeless are two for two.
The cause of two fires in as many days.

Bill Tozer

People are getting rather uncharitable out there in our Blue County.

"Enough is enough. A WOMEN very close to me was attacked yesterday outside her apartment on sutton way by where the fire was by a homeless man who was on drugs . He was very angry and saying he was going to kill her. He beat her with a giant walking stick . These homeless people who live by the apartments are dangerous and drug addicted. How can we come together as a community to remove these people from living by the apartments! This is absurd... we need to take control of our town. I'm sick of this! Please be aware when your out and about this guy is still on the loose ! Police were called but they have not been able to find him yet..."

scenes

re: Walt

The tricky thing in keeping the homeless from burning us to death is inventing ordinances that pass legal muster. I wonder if you could just set aside a dirt/paved lot and make camping outside of that area illegal (and enforced). I suppose that the 9th Court decision is something of a roadblock towards having any kind of public safety.

Bill Tozer

Scenes

Marysville tried to move the homeless and failed. They let the homeless go camp down by the river and everything was OK for while. The county even sent a bunch of social workers in and all sorts of people down there to help them out at great cost. Then they discovered that families walking with their children down by the river at the parks and such were not safe. Marysville tried to move them from the river and somebody filed suit and the judge's ruling is if you move the homeless, you have to provide them with a 'resting place'. Housing them comes at even a greater price! Sutter County and Yuba County has about the same number of homeless per capita as Nevada County.

Your idea of a designated place is good...but on whose property? Not on private property; liability would be a non-starter. Opps, strike than. Send them to Starbucks!

Don Bessee

The socialist dems can and have pushed for crazy and this is likely not the last time people will defend their interests, especially in the face of crazy squared! -

The council is officially nonpartisan, but Republicans stand little chance of getting elected in Seattle, and many of the business-backed candidates are moderate to progressive Democrats. The race will decide whether the council is dominated by socialists and extremely liberal Democrats or more centrist ones.

“We are contributing to this election because we care deeply about the future of Seattle,” Amazon spokesman Aaron Toso said in a statement. “We believe it is critical that our hometown has a City Council that is focused on pragmatic solutions to our shared challenges in transportation, homelessness, climate change and public safety.”

Progressive Democratic presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are among those accusing Amazon of trying to buy the council.

The elections come a year after a political debacle that damaged the council’s popularity. The leaders unanimously passed the “Amazon tax,” designed to make lucrative companies contribute more to affordable housing for the homeless.

It repealed the tax after a revolt from Amazon, which would have had to pay around $11 million a year and threatened to halt its growth in the city. The company said Seattle didn’t need more money and that it was “highly uncertain whether the City Council’s anti-business positions or its spending inefficiency will change for the better.”

The debate helped cement Amazon’s awakening to local politics as the council’s popularity slipped, especially over its handling of homelessness. Four council members decided not to seek re-election.

There’s been little progress in the four years since the city declared a homelessness crisis. Many business interests support “sweeps” of homeless camps accompanied by teams to help people get services.

Liberal council members, including Sawant, say the sweeps are inhumane and don’t work. She wants money for tiny-house villages.

Meanwhile, some in Sawant’s district say she’s more interested in building a national socialist movement than responding to their concerns. A large portion of her donations come from out of state.

https://apnews.com/434dc49c048545e682e260b5ad564961

;-)

Bill Tozer

Hey, we should try this here and watch our Enlightened Betters' heads go pop, pop, pop!

Elimanite property taxes is a proven economic winner.

http://dlvr.it/RHCmmN

scenes

billt: "Your idea of a designated place is good...but on whose property?"

KVMR comes to mind, but how about one of those prepared sites at the Rood Center? It's right next to the jail, welfare, library. Can keep an eye on it. Perfecto. Should be able to fit a couple of hundred people in there easy peasy. The do gooders can stop by with food, put up a line of porta-potties, put in a tank of drinking water. I suppose they'll walk to Nevada City during the day, but Team Blue should welcome the opportunities for hangin' with the brothas.

Anywhere else in the west county? No bueno.

Bill Tozer

Scenes

And the bus goes by every half hour! Better yet, the library has free Wi-Fi.

Hmmmm. Might have to move them to Hirchimans Pond when Nevada City as a big event going on downtown and needs the extra parking. Temperarily, of course Everybody needs a resting place. Its only fair

Bill Tozer

Scenes

PS. Wayne Brown could open up the showers for them to use and then bust their asses for bringing drugs into jail. Sweet. And Sherrifs could then transport them to the courthouse. .if its not closed due to an outage.

Gregory

Hey, the west county has a perfect spot for the homeless... North San Juan.

Historically... building inspectors looked the other way... they did it before, they can do it again. And the locals are all in solidarity with their down on their luck bretheren as long as they don't rip off the grows.

Gregory

or the very underutilized juvvy hall in Nevada City. Perfect!

Of course, it might cause the homeless to flashback to their own misbegotten youth, reminding them of their own kiddie jailtime.

Don Bessee

It might play very well in SF, Sunnyvale, NY and hamptons but! -

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/10/29/polls-impeachment-removal-of-president-unpopular-in-battleground-states/

;-)

Don Bessee

You nasty little girl put that damn inhaler down now! Don't you care about global warming you twit! You might as well be eating meat. Don't you want to be like greta??

No inhaler for you but hey you can get Prozac until you die in 9, 8, 7, 6, 5...… years. Don't even think of getting pregnant you selfish COW!!!! Say the SJW's warming alarmists. -

Asthma carbon footprint 'as big as eating meat'

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-50215011

;-)

Bill Tozer

Off topic, but highly recommended. One of VDH's better ones. Anatomy of 2020, but we here already knew that. Good summary peeking ahead.

https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/10/anatomies-of-the-2020-election/

scenes

"Hey, the west county has a perfect spot for the homeless... North San Juan."

As long as there is a great big fire break between NSJ and here.

One other advantage to the Utah Phillips Helping Hands Rood Center Internment Camp is that the shuttle bus between it and the jail could be pedal powered. A necessary option in our modern age.

Hello darkness my old friend, the homeless burnt the town again.

scenes

me: "I expect the next article will be Reinette pushing for microgrids run by zero point energy."

Life is stranger than fiction of course, or at least has it's own quirks. On the radio, the mic-lovin' mayor is touting 'solar microgrids', without knowing quite what a 'microgrid' even is or just how much solar you need (plus storage) to run yer average house.

It would be a good idea to make a cheat sheet so that well meaning people (plus Der Mayor) could size/compare/contrast various types of power and the rates of use for same. The math ain't all that hard.

With all this talk of NID taking over (and no doubt building solar powered microgrids), you do have to wonder what the Gods of Accounting will have to say about liability issues, taking over an ageing infrastructure (and it's probably worse here than in other places), etc. My own guess is that Nevada County is highly subsidized by the more populated areas in terms of electric power and telecommunications because of the way rates are currently fixed.

Walt

🤣🤣 Damn, Scenes,,, just where do you come up with those lines?

scenes

Kincade Fire Footage:

https://vimeo.com/369403800

Bill Tozer

Pedal power? Nah, my good man. Goat poop powered is the latest rage.

scenes

We have the technology.

https://sierrafoothillsreport.com/2011/05/30/micro-home-project-in-grass-valley-a-success/

Those *do* look seriously well-constructed (a success!!), and with enough goats the Voortrek to the Rood Center Utah Phillips Hospitality Lot could begin almost immediately.

Gregory

Power is On! Gavin be praised.

Bill Tozer

Just got in and my darn power was on. Should have guarded my place more carefully. I snooze, I loose. Now, excuse me while I make a bee line to the tub to take a nice long soak.

Walt

The after incident report.
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/baghdadi-raid-video-pentagon-release-isis

I like the "it now looks like a parking lot with holes in it".

George Rebane

Power is on; hold up on the Gavin praise per my diatribe 'Sacramento Owns the Blackouts'.

Gregory

Naaa, Gavin is savior of California, George. He is the one.
/sarc

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