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Did you cause California’s wildfires? Should your monthly bill go up?

Thursday, October 26, 2017, 6:04 pm | Randy Thomasson


In the aftermath of the 2017 wildfires, will California government add misery upon misery?

The “Big 3” public utilities in California are basically admitting substandard power lines and equipment caused at least some of this year’s destructive wildfires, including October’s large fires in California’s Wine Country, which destroyed an estimated 3,500 plus structures and killed at least 41 people.

Right now, attorneys and lobbyists for Pacific Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison, and San Diego Gas & Electric are vigorously lobbying the California Public Utilities Commission to try to raise your gas and electric rates for THEIR problem.

The injustice of this (Creator God commands in Exodus 20 “Do not steal” and “Do not covet…anything that is your neighbor’s”) puts SaveCalifornia.com in strong agreement with a San Francisco-based consumer group.

In California, both “Left” and “Right” should grasp the reality that if the “Big 3” utilities (which constantly fight against competition and prefer a virtual “energy monopoly” over you and your family) have their way, your monthly utility bills will be jacked up and your service will ultimately go down:

But consumer groups say the push by PG&E and the state’s other two large utilities — Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric — is out of line. If the PUC allows utilities to pass along most of their uninsured wildfire costs to ratepayers in the form of higher monthly bills, critics say, they will have less incentive to properly maintain wires, trim back trees and take other sometimes costly measures needed to reduce wildfire risk.

“PG&E and the other utilities are very vigorously lobbying to see that the costs of disasters be covered by ratepayers, even when they are found negligent,” said Mark Toney, executive director of The Utility Reform Network, a San Francisco consumer group.

“The shareholders benefit when the company does well,” he said. “They have to pay when the company doesn’t do well.”

TAKE ACTION NOW. The five members of the Public Utilities Commission are all Democrats appointed by Governor Jerry Brown. Since they claim to be for the poor, CALL AND LEAVE A MESSAGE FOR THE COMMISSIONERS, such as:

“I’m calling to leave a message for the commissioners: Oppose any and all rate hikes. The wildfires aren’t my or my family’s fault. Don’t punish us with higher monthly bills, which we can’t afford!”

San Francisco PUC office 415.703.2782
Los Angeles PUC office 213.576.7000
PUC Utility Complaints 800.649.7570

“…encourage affordable energy supplies for the electric generation sector, in order to maintain long-term affordable energy prices for consumers and industry, maintain reliable production of energy at all times, encourage economic development and promote job growth.”
“Affordability and Reliability” Model Legislation for States, ALEC

All California charter schools are pro-transsexuality

Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 10:00 pm | Randy Thomasson

Have you heard about a charter school in the relatively conservative community of Rocklin, California that’s pushing transsexuality as normal to kindergartners?

While moral parents, especially the parents of young children enrolled in this particular public school, are shocked and angry, the fact is, since SB 777 went into effect in 2008, every charter school in California has been legally required to support — thus promote — homosexuality, bisexuality, and transsexuality in their enrollment, hiring, and school policies.

Why, you ask? Because charter schools are indeed “public” (government-controlled) schools, they must abide by State laws, and most of the homosexuality-bisexuality-transsexual agenda laws in the California Education Code apply to them since every California charter school is “an educational institution that receives, or benefits from, state financial assistance.” Even the liberal, pro-transsexuality principal of the Rocklin Academy knows this.

California Education Code excerpts that apply to all California public schools, including charter schools:

210.7. “Gender” means sex, and includes a person’s gender identity and gender related appearance and behavior whether or not stereotypically associated with the person’s assigned sex at birth.

212.3. “Religion” includes all aspects of religious belief, observance, and practice and includes agnosticism and atheism.

212.6. “Sexual orientation” means heterosexuality, homosexuality, or bisexuality.

220. No person shall be subjected to discrimination on the basis of disability, gender, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic that is contained in the definition of hate crimes set forth in Section 422.55 of the Penal Code in any program or activity conducted by an educational institution that receives, or benefits from, state financial assistance or enrolls pupils who receive state student financial aid.

[Section 220 was updated, effective 2012, with transsexuality, cross-dressing, and “sex changes,” specifically written into the law as “gender identity” and “gender expression”: No person shall be subjected to discrimination on the basis of disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic that is contained in the definition of hate crimes set forth in Section 422.55 of the Penal Code in any program or activity conducted by an educational institution that receives, or benefits from, state financial assistance or enrolls pupils who receive state student financial aid.

51500. No teacher shall give instruction nor shall a school district sponsor any activity that promotes a discriminatory bias because of a characteristic listed in Section 220.

[Also in 2012, California Penal Code 422.56, to which Education Code Section 220 is tied, was updated to include “gender identity and gender expression”:
(c) “Gender” means sex, and includes a person’s gender identity and gender expression. “Gender expression” means a person’s gender-related appearance and behavior whether or not stereotypically associated with the person’s assigned sex at birth.
(h) “Sexual orientation” means heterosexuality, homosexuality, or bisexuality.

So when a charter school teacher opened two pro-transsexuality books and read them to kindergartners, confusing and alarming them, it wasn’t only legal, but some would say it’s legally required. Because to not speak positively about all these sexual behaviors can be judged as “promoting a discriminatory bias.”

For whenever liberals — including liberals who are teachers and principals in irreligious, secular charter schools — see the words “discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying” in the law (Education Code, Section 234.1), they regard anyone who opposes transsexuality, cross-dressing, and “sex changes” as a bigot, a harasser, and a bully, and they say the law’s against you, against your values, and against your so-called free speech.

Thus, the homosexual-transsexual activists, Democrat politicians, and government schools combine to snuff out your parental rights, your constitutional rights, and your God-given right of conscience. Does this concern you?

So realize that even though California charter schools look, operate, and perform differently from the regular government schools, they are more alike than not — they both operate under the same state laws promoting unnatural, unhealthy, unbiblical, tyrannical homosexuality and transsexuality to children as young as kindergarten. They aren’t and cannot be made “parent friendly.”

The obvious solution to this big problem and a raft of other anti-child laws in the government schools is to permanently remove your boys and girls from these dysfunctional, nonacademic, godless government indoctrination centers and give them a real education — academically, morally, socially, and hopefully, spiritually — in home schools or Biblical church schools. See how to rescue your child with the help of SaveCalifornia.com

If you’re still on the fence about whether transsexuality is good or bad to teach to children, realize that the politically-correct Centers for Disease Control has quietly reported that transsexuality has the highest HIV/AIDS rate in the United States. Please also see SaveCalifornia.com’s Science of the Sexes fact sheet and our Not Born This Way information.

CDC statistics show how men who delude themselves to think they’re women have an HIV transmission rate TRIPLE that of homosexual men (2.7% vs. .09%):
“Transgender people, particularly transgender women, are vulnerable to HIV infection. Available evidence suggests that, in relation to their population size, transgender women are among the most heavily affected populations in the United States … Meta-analyses and literature reviews of available studies provide evidence of the effects HIV has taken on the transgender community. In a recent analysis of CDC-funded HIV testing conducted nationwide, transgender women had the highest rates of HIV diagnoses (2.7%), followed by men (0.9%), transgender men (0.5%), and women (0.2%).” HIV and Transgender Communities, CDC Issue Brief, September 2016

At least 63% and as much as 91% of HIV/AIDS infections transmitted by “male-to-male sexual contact”:
“Approximately 1.1 million persons in the United States are living with HIV infection [1]. In 2010, the estimated number of new HIV infections was 47,500: of those, 63% were attributed to male-to-male sexual contact, 25% to heterosexual contact, 8% to injection drug use, and 3% to male-to-male sexual contact and injection drug use [2]” [Note: According to this CDC report, “All the participants had at least 1 male sex partner,” including those males who “self-identified as heterosexual”] CDC, HIV Surveillance Special Report: Men Who Have Sex with Men, 20 U.S. Cities, 2011

Democrat politicians caused and won’t fix California’s housing problem

Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 4:33 pm | Randy Thomasson


Why has the median price of a house in California increased 64% in the past five years? In January 2012, the median price statewide was $306,000 and now it’s $503,000.

The answer is the most simple and important law of the free market — Supply and Demand. There aren’t enough houses and apartments for people to live in, so the Demand for housing has overtaken the Supply of housing. But liberal/progressive/Democrat politicians who don’t live in the real world “don’t get” this unchangeable law of money.

What’s been suppressing California’s supply of housing? Government thieves. First, the Democrat politicians in charge of California for decades now have burdened developers with an overwhelming amount of government fees, it’s more feasible to build houses in other states.

Add to this powerful friends of Democrat politicians, the environmental wackos. These groups devalue human beings and their God-given needs, and block housing development after development. For example, in Santa Clarita, California:

2011: “Environmentalists sue to block a new city in L.A. County”
2017: “L.A. County hit with lawsuit claiming Newhall Ranch project would be ‘menace’ to public”: Environmental groups are suing Los Angeles County and a development firm for moving ahead with plans to build 5,500 homes and apartments in the Santa Clarita Valley … For at least two decades, activists in the Santa Clarita Valley have tried to fight off the Newhall Ranch development.

Meanwhile, what’s been artificially increasing the demand for housing? Illegal immigration. Again, the Democrats in charge of California have been using all the magnets at their disposal to attract people to illegally cross over from Mexico. Invaders get virtually all the benefits of U.S. citizenship, including California driver’s licenses and government welfare, with zero legal need to learn English. Illegally crossing the border has been rewarded with money, so it’s no surprise that, in 2014, California had at least 2.35 million illegal immigrants.

So the Democrat politicians caused California’s severe housing problem. And now that it’s staring them in the face, will the Democrat politicians solve it? Nope. Of the raft of “housing” bills currently proposed by Democrats in Sacramento, all but one of their bills would grow government bigger and take even more money away from responsible, hard-working Californians.

This is what you get with the Democrats in charge. Higher prices, denial of reality, shrinking the supply of what people really need (think housing, water, jobs), and dumbing down the next generation with government schools that refuse to teach 7 of 10 children to read or compute proficiently.

“Those who corrupt the public mind are just as evil as those who steal from the public purse.”
Adlai Stevenson, Illinois Governor (1949-1953, Democrat nominee for U.S. President (1952, 1956)

When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; But when a wicked man rules, the people groan.
Proverbs 29:2