SaveCalifornia.com Blog//

Archives for the ‘Gambling’ Category

Why 3 bad California propositions passed (but 4 others didn’t)

Saturday, November 12, 2022, 3:10 pm | Randy Thomasson

Thank you for voting right in God’s sight — and helping others vote — in the November 2022 election with the help of SaveCalifornia.com.

Your good values were and are sorely needed, since so many Californians vote foolishly.

Still, more Latinos voted Republican this election. And more Californians might have voted Republican than the previous election, which will be confirmed if California Republicans pick up seats in the U.S. Congress and in the California Legislature (see the close races).

I’m relieved the two gambling-addictions-promoting propositions, 26 and 27, were rejected. I’m also happy that Prop. 29 functionally decreasing the availability of kidney dialysis clinics was stopped (for the third election in a row). And I’m glad Prop. 30 raising taxes and the cost of living “bit the dust.”

Yet it’s sad that 3 bad propositions passed (see their status):

1. Woefully-ignorant Californians don’t understand a “fetus” is a unique human being with God-given rights. So they voted to approve the baby-killing and sexual-anarchy monstrosity of Prop. 1, 65.8% to 34.2%.

2. Neither do most voters realize government schools will use any excuse to take more tax dollars to dumb down and sexually indoctrinate children. So California voters approved Prop. 28’s “art and music” perpetual “annual funding” deception, 62.5% to 37.5%.

3. Nor do Californians grasp how their Democrat state legislators don’t love children, demonstrated by their pushing a host of dangerous “recreational” drugs on California. And they hypocritically singled out “candy-flavored tobacco” businesses for extinction (which can only sell to adults 21 and older) because of the Democrat legislators’ disdain for tobacco farmers, who tend to donate to Republican candidates. So voters approved Prop. 31, which sets a precedent for Democrat politicians to destroy any small business they consider a threat to their power, 62.8% to 37.2%.

Obviously, voter approval of Prop. 1 is just awful. But the seven statewide propositions were a mixed bag, since online gambling in every home (Prop. 27) and the functional elimination of many kidney dialysis clinics (Prop. 29) would have been awful too. And both Prop. 27 and 29 were defeated, which are true moral victories.

In the big picture, true Christians must remember that success is doing what’s right in God’s sight, no matter the opposition or outcome. So if you voted biblically, you were an individual success!

Advice for the 2024 election: Concerned citizens must prioritize trying to win back the offices of county registrars of voters. Election fraud by the Democrat tyrants’ minions must end!

A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations has been 200 years. These nations have progressed through this sequence: From bondage to spiritual faith; From spiritual faith to great courage; From courage to liberty; From liberty to abundance; From abundance to selfishness; From selfishness to apathy; From apathy to dependence; From dependence back into bondage.
Attributed to Scottish lawyer/writer/professor/historian Alexander Fraser Tytler (1747-1813)

Gavin Newsom’s raw deal: No normalcy for small businesses

Friday, June 18, 2021, 8:35 pm | Randy Thomasson
Democrat Gov, Gavin Newsom juggles “balls with winning numbers” on June 15, 2021.

Scroll down for action steps

The new Gavin Newsom & Cal/OSHA “rule” regarding working Californians on masks and “jabs” is the worst in California and the USA. And it deserves your vigorous resistance.

In response, I call upon all reasonable and fair California employers to NOT comply with the unscientific, illogical, unconstitutional “order” that will have the effect of:

  • “Requiring” employers to pay for N95 respirator masks for “unvaccinated” employees
  • “Requiring” face masks for everyone on staff who doesn’t want be injected with the unnecessary and dangerous “Covid vaccines” (as recently as May 2020, Cal/OSHA required a medical evaluation before any employee could wear a respirator mask)
  • “Requiring” employers to keep a record of employees who say they’re “vaccinated” or not with one of the so-called “Covid vaccines”

Can you imagine the segregation, suspicion, and strife this will create? It’s the polar opposite of what most business owners and managers want.

What’s the science behind this latest “order”? Nada.

  • Based on the State of California’s own metrics of June 16, 2021, which reported a “7-day average death rate per 100K: 0.01,” you have a 1 in 10 million chance of dying from Covid infection (0.01 x 100 = 1; 100,000 x 100 = 10,000,000). This means your chances of dying from driving, walking, eating, dog bite, snake bite, lightning strike, terrorist attack, or crushed by your own TV, furniture, or appliances are all greater than dying of Covid infection.
  • N95 masks don’t prevent virus transmission unless expertly fitted and always worn properly. To be effective, these surgical masks must be expertly fitted to a wearer’s face, wearers must be professionally trained, males must shave all facial hair, and wearers must receive a brand-new N95 mask each day.
  • On May 21, a leading Johns Hopkins medical professor said America had achieved 80-85% herd immunity and needs to “get over the fear” and “get back to living”
  • The “Covid vaccines” did not go through normal safety tests. See these eye-opening facts of why reasonable people don’t want the “jab”
  • World-renowned Doctor of Internal Medicine and Board-Certified Cardiologist Dr. Peter McCullough has authored 40 peer-reviewed articles on Covid. In this interview, he explains why he stopped administering “Covid vaccine” shots.

Remember, neither you nor the government ever required “masks” or “jabs” for the seasonal flu, which is more dangerous than Covid, since the flu kills children and healthy adults. If the government is so wise and caring, why not mask up and socially distance all the time, forever? Do you sense how government overreach is dehumanizing us all?

What’s the logic of this? None.

  • Stop and realize that Covid has “burned itself out,” making remaining “emergency” measures unjustified
  • Do you want increased liability if employees suffer adverse reactions to one of the “Covid vaccines” and accuse you of coercing the shot?
  • Do you want to invite a retaliation complaint if you segregate, treat in a discriminatory manner, or reduce hours for an “unvaccinated” employee?

You want a productive, peaceful business operation. But Newsom’s Cal/OSHA wants to introduce segregation, suspicion, and strife, turning employees against coworkers and managers for a problem that doesn’t exist. The only things happening here is government is getting bigger, pharmaceutical companies are getting richer, and you’re losing every right you thought you had. Be neither deceived nor participate, but resist this inhuman policy now!


How can employers avoid complying with this corrupt government theater?

This is my advice to care for you and to help you love on your employees:

  • If you’ve never had a Cal/OSHA visit or inspection, don’t do anything — no Covid requirements or restrictions on your employees, no record-keeping of “vaccinations.”
  • If you think Cal/OSHA will ask to see your “Covid vaccine” records, wait until you receive a warning for not having it. Only when you know you must show something, present all employees’ names with their “Covid vaccine” records reading “vaccinated.”
  • Tell your employees you’re not complying with these unscientific, tyrannical Cal/OSHA edicts, and you’re considering all your staff to be “vaccinated.” Or don’t impose any restrictions, don’t segregate employees between “vaccinated” and “unvaccinated,” and don’t announce or write anything to your employees about it.
  • Tell other business owners to join you in resisting and not complying. Encourage them to follow the science (unlike Newsom & Co.) and fight to get back to normal.
“Courage results when one’s convictions are bigger than one’s fears.”
Management and leadership blogger/author/speaker Orrin Woodward

Stop casinos from coming into your community

Thursday, November 21, 2013, 2:45 pm | Randy Thomasson

Once in a while, a morally-good, family-friendly measure gets on the California ballot that has a chance of success because it was funded ahead of time and isn’t likely to be reversed by the Democrat-controlled California State Legislature.

Gambling harms families and communities, and is against the will of God. This is why SaveCalifornia.com supports a newly-qualified ballot proposition that will stop a mammoth casino from being built right off the 99 freeway in the middle of California’s Central Valley. If this battle is lost, you can expect to see big casinos with highly-addictive slot machines popping up in urban areas throughout California, doing serious damage to individuals, families, and communities.

If you agree, then in November 2014, in order to reverse Jerry Brown and the Democrat politicians’ expansion of “Indian” gambling on non-Indian land, you need to vote NO on the “Referendum to Overturn Indian Gaming Compacts.” (That’s how referenda work in California: if you supported qualifying it for the ballot, you’ll want to vote “no” on the proposition that’s “referring” the bill to the People to ask their will on it.)

Cheryl Schmitt, the leading opponent of expanding gambling in California, explains: “When California voters approved Proposition 1A in 2000, they were specifically promised that casinos would be limited to originally restored Indian land and not permitted in neighborhoods and urban areas. Alarmingly, the Legislature recently approved this gaming agreement for the North Fork Tribe, which has land eligible for gaming in the Sierra Mountains, but was recruited by Las Vegas-based casino operator Station Casinos for a more lucrative casino location right off Highway 99 in the Central Valley. This referendum is about upholding the will of California voters and giving voters, not elected officials, the choice to make such a dramatic change in California’s Indian gaming policy.”

In California, there are three types of ballot measures. A constitutional amendment is above the Legislature and above the State Supreme Court. A statutory initiative is above the Legislature, but is not above state judges. And a referendum is the weakest because it can be amended or repealed by the Legislature in defiance of the voters’ will (see Article II, Section 10(c) of the California Constitution.)

But despite this gambling measure being a referendum, even some liberals oppose gambling. So it’s less likely than referenda against homosexuality or abortion to be reversed by the California Legislature, which has both of its houses controlled by radically pro-abortion and pro-homosexuality-bisexuality-transsexuality Democrats.

Nearly $3 million went into professionally, thus effectively, qualifying this particular referendum for the ballot. The organization “Stand Up For California!” and their gambling Indian allies (the ones that don’t want new competition and want to keep gambling on “tribal lands”) on Oct. 1 turned in 784,751 raw-count signatures. Using the random sample method, elections officials have announced a 72.43% validity rate. The official random count estimate was 559,174 valid signatures (At least 504,760 valid signatures are currently needed to qualify a referendum for the ballot).

More from Stand Up For California!: “The controversial gaming compact, AB 277, signed by California Governor Brown and narrowly approved by the Sacramento Legislature, would allow the North Fork Rancheria to partner with Las Vegas based Station Casino to build a 50-table, 2000-slot machine casino nearly 40 miles away from their tribal land and directly adjacent to a major highway. This compact would be in direct contrast to what voters overwhelmingly approved in 2000 with the passage of Prop 1A, which allows for Indian gaming to take place only on a tribe’s originally restored Indian lands. Furthermore, this gaming compact would allow exactly what the voters clearly said they did NOT want — allowing Indian gaming off of a tribe’s restored Indian lands and into major urban areas.

“Once signatures have been verified, the referendum would be placed on the November 2014 ballot; giving voters the right to decide if they agree with the Sacramento decision makers to allow an off reservation casino in the midst of their community or if they will reinforce their original decision to keep Indian gaming on a tribe’s restored Indian lands.”

But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
1 Timothy 6:9-10 NKJV