Stop California Democrats Push of AB2X-15 — Real Death With Dignity Is Not End of Life Option Act

Respect LifeWe Can Learn So Much From the Elderly –Respect Life Los Angeles

“It is deeply troubling that some in the California Assembly are trying to push through doctor assisted suicide in a special session. Please contact your legislator here immediately and tell them this is no way to treat a complex issue of life and death. Urge them to vote NO on AB2X-15” — Archbishop Jose Gomez, Los Angeles

California Dems Fix Non-Existent Problem, Pass Equal Pay Law — Its Been Federal Law Since 1963

Equal Pay Act 1963President John F. Kennedy Signed Into Law
‘The Equal Pay Act of 1963’ –Image: Pinterest

(LA Biz) California Democrat controlled legislature bans employers from paying different wages based on gender for substantially the same work, heads to Governor’s desk. — Has been federal law for the past 52 years.

UCLA Study Finds Many ‘Hidden Poor’ Among California Senior Population

California Governor Jerry Brown adjusts his earpiece during a news conference at Memoria y Tolerancia museum in Mexico CityGov Moonbeam, How’s he Working Out for You?
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(KPCC) More than 770,000 Seniors in California are not making enough to get by but are not considered poor enough by the Obama Administration, according to a UCLA health policy study challenging the definition of poverty in America.

According to the study brief released on Monday by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, about 340,000 California residents 65 or older are considered poor based on the Federal Poverty Level which makes them eligible for public assistance programs but in an analysis of 2009-2011 U.S. Census data the researchers concluded about 772,000 more Seniors in California could use help but are not considered ‘poor enough’ Imelda Padilla-Frausto, a graduate student researcher at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and lead author of the study said Monday.

“They don’t have enough income to meet a minimally decent standard of living,” — the ‘hidden poor’ made more than the 2011 poverty level which was $10,890 a year for someone living alone but their annual income was less than $23,364–the amount a Senior need to make ends meet according to the Elder Index which estimates the cost of living county-by-county raking into consideration how much one spends on housing, medical care, food and transportation.

Padilla-Frausto said the federal-poverty level is too rigid to measure whether people need assistance because it sets an across the board guideline (standard) no matter how expensive one state or area may be compared with the rest of the country.

The UCLA study found more single Seniors among the ‘hidden poor’ in rural areas such as Nevada, Plumas and Sierra Counties in Northern California–Imperial County has the highest percentage in the state. More than 40% of its elderly residents are living just above the federal poverty line but below the California Elder Index.

Grandparents raising their grandchildren and Seniors who have adult children living with them are more likely to be among the ‘hidden poor’ according to the UCLA study.

California Auditor: Most State Entities Vulnerable to IT Security Breach

CA Personal DataCalifornia Personal Data at Risk –Image: CalWatchdog

(AllGov) Although California is a prime-target for computer data breaches, only 4 out of 77 state entities responding to surveys from the California State Auditor, indicated that they were in full compliance with security standards.

They were crummy at “information and asset risk management, information security incident management and technology recovery.” The audit warned that their vulnerabilities could prevent them from performing day-to-day operations which could jeopardize public health, wealth and safety.

The Auditor laid blame at the feet of the California Dept of Technology — Not only is the department not addressing these deficiencies, “until our audit, it was not aware that many reporting entities had not complied with its requirements.”

Forty one of the entities surveyed by the Auditor had told the technology department they were 100% compliant with security standards. As it turns out only 4 were. — The Auditor’s emphasizes that important private data could include medical, tax and other sensitive information, like Social Security numbers.

In June, the federal ‘Office of Personal Management’ announced a major hack that exposed personal information of about 20 million current and former federal employees and job applicants.

According to California Auditor Elaine  Howle, “Given the size of California’s economy and the value of its information, if unauthorized parties were to gain access to this information, the costs both to the state and to the individuals involved could be enormous.”

More here from News Factor Network

Stop California AB 2X 15 Doctor Prescribed Death

Honor SeniorsHuman Life is a Sacred Gift from God –Image: Respect Life LA 

“This morning, proponents of doctor-prescribed suicide once again put the lives of California’s poor, sick and disabled at risk. SB-128 which was defeated in July, has come back for a Special Session as AB 2X 15 

This process allows legislators to fast-track this bill, it attempts to push a life or death issue into law quickly without adequate review or debate…Legalizing assisted suicide will endanger the lives of the poor, those in immigrant and minority communities.”
Archbishop Jose Gomez, Archdiocese Los Angeles@Facebook

  • Please Join Today in Opposing Assisted Suicide — Contact Your Assembly Member here and Tell Them Doctor Prescribed Death is Bad for California

California Wildfires Burn Out of Control in Areas, Volunteers Continue to Wait For Call From Cal Fire

California FiresFires Burning Throughout California Today –Image: NSPR News

 (LA Daily News) Firefighters continue battling a blaze that has scorched more than 300 rugged acres and has burned six structures in the Castaic Lake area, the U.S. Forest Service has reported.

Warm FireThe ‘Warm Fire’ in Castaic Lake Area has Grown to 300+ Acres
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The ‘Warm Fire’ erupted about 3:30 PM Sunday near the shuttered  Warm Spring Rehab Center according to the Forest Service–the fire was 30% contained this morning with 3 helicopters and a DC-10 tanker being used in the firefight.

There are reports that Cal Fire has received word from volunteers offering to work in the fight to help contain the wildfires but have not received replies. One such volunteer waiting to be contacted said:

“I know how to use a shovel, hoe and rake…one would think if you can breathe Cal Fire can use all of the help they can get.”

Maybe not? Since the 1940s its reported that California has depended on the cheap labor of ‘volunteer Inmates’ to help control wildfires. California Dept of Corrections boasts the largest Inmate firefighting in the country with around 4,000 Inmate Firefighters–Unlike civilian volunteer firefighters with Cal Fire who make $9.00 an hour, Inmates are paid $1.00 an hour when they’re on the lines risking their lives battling wildfires.

Which likely is the explanation why at least one such civilian volunteer has not received a call from Cal Fire and may never will?

Related: About 4,000 — 30% of Cal Fire Firefighters are Prisoners

California Environmental Regulator has a Plan to Permanently Kill Jobs & Prosperity as We Know It

California RepublicCalifornia Exodus: Go East Young Man… -Image: Political News Now

(Bloomberg) Just ask California Air Resources Board Regulator Mary Nichols how to kill jobs and end prosperity in the ‘Golden State’ and she’ll tell you her plan: Ban the internal combustion engine from all roadways and force automakers to sell nothing but electric cars statewide. 

There’s just a little tiny huge problem with this latest brainstorm from the wacky environmentalist left says Ozzie Zehner Researcher, Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley and Author of Green Illusions, who in 2013 wrote in IEEE Spectrum that electric cars lead to hidden environmental and health dangers, together with producing only ‘marginally’ fewer greenhouse gas emissions than their gasoline or diesel counterparts adding:

A Norwegian study published October, 2012 in the ‘Journal of Industrial Ecology’ compared life-cycle impacts of electric vehicles. The researchers considered acid rain, airborne particulates, water pollution, smog and toxicity to humans as well as depletion of fossil fuel and mineral resources. According co-author Anders Stromman, ‘electric vehicles consistently perform worse on or par with modern internal combustion engine vehicles, despite virtual zero direct emissions during operation.’

“Moving from petroleum fueled vehicles to electric cars begins to look more-and-more like shifting from one brand of cigarette to another…Lets not be seduced by high-tech illusions.”

Related: Study Electric Cars No Greener than Gasoline Vehicles –UPI

California Democrat Legislature Pass $117.5B Spending Bill While $1 Trillion Unfunded Pension Liabilities Looms, Calls It Responsible

California Obesity...California Budget Deficit $426,757,000,000+ Per Person $11,133
California Debt Clock

(OC Register) California Democrat controlled legislature passes a $117.5 Billion spending plan calling it responsible.

  • Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins D-San Diego said: “Our state is on a firm financial footing and that stability gives us an opportunity which has been rare in recent years.”

Huh??? With a ballooning $426 Billion+ Deficit and $1 Trillion in Unfunded Pension Liabilities what ‘firm financial footing’ is Democrat Assembly Speaker Atkins referring?

Democrats Don’t Get It: California Ranks Worst State for Business & Highest Poverty Rate

California PovertySo Sad! My Beloved ‘Deep Blue’ State of California Worst State for Business, Highest Personal Income Tax & Poverty Rate in the Nation
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(LA Times) For the first time in nearly a year, gas prices have spiked to over $4.00 a gallon in Southern California thanks to the state’s various gas blends, want for more-and-more new laws and burdensome regulations preventing the recovery and sale of and abundance of natural resources together with Sacramento’s new .76 climate change tax that went into effective the first of the year.

  • Keep Voting for and Electing Democrats: “Insanity is doing something
    over and over again and expecting different results.” –Albert Einstein

Related: Gov Brown’s ‘Cap-n-Tax’ is Key to his Agenda

So Very Sad! My Beloved State of California Ranks as Worst State for Business Again in 2015

California Republic(Chief Executive.Net) California Ranks Dead Last for Second Year in a Row as Worst State for Business — Texas (No.1) and Florida (No.2) Remain in Top Spots for Business in 2015 –Image: Sooper Mexican

Flashback: On the 13 May, 2014 I wrote here California, New York and Illinois, continue to rank among the three worst states for business with virtually no change from the previous year.