Because Californians aren’t taxed enough already…

More madness from California:

California’s Public Utilities Commission is considering a plan that would charge mobile phone users a fee for sending text messages, according to recent public law filings. 

The proposal is partially due to landline-era legislation coupled with the fact the people are shifting patterns away from voice calls in favor of texting.

California is determining whether surcharges and user fees on text messaging comply with Public Purpose Programs, which use tax revenue to make telecommunications services accessible to low-income residents. The programs, which date to the 1930s, were given a face-lift in the late 1990s, allowing individual states to impose requirements to preserve what’s referred to as a “universal service.”

During the rise of the internet, the telecommunications industry was able to elude these taxes by offering “information services” like email and web browsing.

However, as mobile phone users shifted their behavior away from making phone calls, voice call revenue for these state programs has dropped by about a third, from $16.5 billion in 2011 to $11.3 billion in 2017, according to law filings.

Meanwhile, the budget for subsidizing poorer users has risen by almost half, from $670 million in 2011 to $998 million in 2017, the filings said.

The wireless industry argues added fees would put carriers at a higher disadvantage since messaging services like Apple’s iMessage, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger would not be charged under the proposed legislation.

It never ends with this state.  But it is entirely unsurprising.  Like every socialist s***hole country California would tax the air you breathe if they could (don’t worry, that’ll come soon too).  As I wrote last week Californians are leaving in droves.  And you wonder why.

It is always far beyond the point of no return before failed states recognize that it’s too late to turn the ship around.  The parasites will suck you dry before letting up.  The middle class here cannot handle it anymore, hence why they are leaving in record numbers.  At what point will they realize it is a suicidal policy to continue to drain the middle class to help the “underprivileged” time and time and time and time and time and time again.  Perhaps the underprivileged should not be buying and using smartphones they cannot afford to maintain?  There’s a thought.  People somehow survived without smartphones before.  It is not a God given right to have one.

The more you strip away responsibility from a person the more you take away from their self worth.  What drive does a person have to do anything when the state gives you money, gives you food, pays your bills, makes you dependent.  That’s one of their ultimate goals anyways; to make everyone dependent on them for everything.  You are enslaved at that point.

Not only that, but policies like these are what continues to foster resentment and anger between the classes.  You think the middle class will want to continue this lunacy of giving people a free ride when they are struggling so much themselves to make ends meet?  Of course, they want to sow that discord.  That is entirely the point.

California: A Peek into America’s Future

California is lost.  For all intents and purposes it will never be able to be the California of a generation or two ago that was a booming economic stalwart where one could raise a family and live a successful middle class life.  This is the sad reality we face today.  It may be able to recover some of its past glory if it splinters into two or three separate states, but that would still be entirely different than the past California experience.  While California is gone, it would behoove us to learn the lessons of its demise while there’s still time for the rest of the United States.

Some may argue that California today is great just the way that it is.  That it’s better today than ever.  So it may be useful to mention some facts to support the notion that California is in worse shape today than ever.  The reality is that California is no longer a state one can even afford to raise a family.  They have the highest poverty rate in the country.  The middle class has been completely hollowed out, and the divide between the ultra rich and the ultra poor is only widening.  CNBC called it the second least affordable state to live in 2018:

These days, making ends meet in California is harder than ever. Consider the housing shortage, which has reached the crisis stage. A 2016 report by the McKinsey Global Institute found 50 percent of California households cannot afford the cost of housing in their local market. It is basic supply and demand. The average home price in San Francisco is nearly $1.2 million. A two-bedroom apartment in or near the City by the Bay — if you can find one — will rent for more than $4,000 a month.

2018 Cost of Living score: 2 out of 50 points (Top States Grade: F)

Most expensive area: San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco

Average home price: $1,182,092

Half gallon of milk: $2.72

Ribeye steak: $12.94

Monthly energy bill: $235.44

Doctor visit: $142.61

California has also seen a decline in their educational system.  A few facts via USA Today:

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  • High school graduation rate: 83.0% (21st lowest)
  • Public school spending: $9,417 per pupil (8th lowest)
  • 8th grade NAEP proficiency: 27.1% (math) 28.4% (reading)
  • Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 32.9% (14th highest)
  • Adults 25-64 with incomes at or above national median: 51.7% (21st highest)

California has the largest network of public schools in the country — and also one of the worst-performing. Only 29.2% of fourth graders in the state are proficient in math, and only 27.8% are proficient in reading — each the third lowest share of any state. While low, the fourth-grade reading proficiency rate is much improved from only a few years ago. Between 2003 and 2015, fourth-grade reading proficiency increased by 7.0 percentage points, far outpacing the 4.9 percentage point improvement across the U.S. as a whole.

Children who are raised speaking English as a second language often face additional academic challenges at American public schools. Only 64.1% of California students have parents who are fluent English speakers, the smallest share of any state in the country.

There is also serious decay in its infrastructure, and massive budget spending with ever increasing taxes.  Objectively speaking California is worse off today than it was a generation or two ago.  And it’s no surprise that people are fleeing California at an alarming rate.  Nearly 140,000 residents moved out of California alone in 2017.

Why?  What has changed?  While some of these facts may be hard to swallow for some people it is imperative we look at the data and try to learn from it.  The rest of the country is already on the same trend as California, but has a much better shot at rectifying the situation before it is past the point of no return.

As painful a pill as this may be to swallow for some, demographic changes are the key driver behind California’s downward trend.  California is a majority-minority state, meaning that no race or ethnicity is the majority of the population of California.  The Latino population is said to have become the majority ethnicity, having surpassed non-Hispanic whites sometime in 2014 or 2015.

California’s population as a whole has sky rocketed in the past few decades, with many of these newcomers coming predominantly from Mexico.

The problems arising from this demographic shift and overall added population growth have been devastating.  An additional element comes in the form of cheap overseas labor.  The added number of people, coupled with cheap labor from Mexico and overseas, has simultaneously wrecked wages for Californians which has contributed to the hollowing out of the middle class.  Additionally, the increase in people has not been supplemented with the much needed increase in new housing, which has resulted in sky-rocketing rents and an inability to afford purchasing a new home.

But these are only a few of the deleterious effects of this influx of people.  The type of people moving to California now are vastly different than a generation ago.  The reality is many of the immigrants now flocking to California come from Central and South America.  Like it or not, it is a fact that Hispanics of the Mexican and Central/South American variety have a lower average IQ than white people.  Again, this is not an attack on them for this, it is just a fact.  I highly recommend reading The Bell Curve for an exhaustive look into this.  There is a strong link between IQ and average income, and links closely to the use of government assistance.  In sum, on average those making less money also have on average lower IQs.  And we know that lower income people tend to rely on government assistance more.  This is reflected in the data.

This is a double whammy for California.  The Center for Immigration Studies recently put out a study that shows that more than 7 in 10 households headed by an immigrant are on taxpayer-funded welfare.  There is a hollowing out of the middle class and an attack on wages, coupled with ever increasing number of welfare recipients.  This is not a recipe for success.

That’s not to say we shouldn’t help these people.  No, they must be shown compassion.  IQ is not something they can control.  But we must also be honest and recognize that they will not be able to be helped if the tax-paying middle class is run out of the state.  As with a humanitarian crisis, levels of help must be tempered to ensure the population doing the helping isn’t overwhelmed by those in need; a case of drowning while trying to rescue others.

But as this shift continues so too will the mentality of the populace within the state change as well.  It’s not hard to picture a scenario, and we’re already seeing this today, where the very policies that are killing the state are the ones now being pushed and voted for by the same populace that has overrun the “native” population there.  And this makes sense.  Politicians are often voted on based on in-group preferences of race and ethnicity.  It only makes sense that as the Latino population grows they will try and vote in more Latinos.  Whereas whites tend to vote more liberally not on the color of the politician’s skin (generally speaking, of course), when having the option minorities will often vote for their own minority.  This is not at all surprising and consistent with human nature on the whole.  This potentially will change for whites as more whites realize they are becoming a minority, but as of right now it is not the case.  The election of President Obama is a good example of this.  Of course politicians will continue to push these awful policies if it’s what will get them re-elected.  And it’s also a driving force behind why it’s so difficult to enact any sort of immigration laws in this state.  As it becomes more majority-minority this will only continue.

What can the rest of the country learn about the decline of California?  One, demographics matter.  A systematic replacement of a population with an average IQ hovering around 100 with those from countries with an average IQ of 80-90 will not bode well in the long run.  Further, an influx of cheap, unskilled, labor will hurt the wages of those already living in the state, and in particular hit the lower and middle classes the hardest as they are the ones who generally will lose out on the jobs that are being taken by the new arrivals.  Two, as these wages begin to decline, you’ll have more people relying on welfare to make ends meet, as well as having additional people on welfare that never contributed in the first place.  The burden on the remaining taxpayers will only be that much more.  Three, this increase in population will also raise housing costs if new housing cannot keep up with the influx.

These are just a few of the devastating effects of unchecked immigration into a state or country.  It doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface on things like added stress to infrastructure, a regression back to tribalism of sorts as more and more diverse populations are forced next to each other, or the breakdown of the community from this as well.  Most people want to help those in need.  But do not be sold or guilted by the lie that unchecked numbers of immigrants coming to a city or state near you is good for you or your family.  It’s too late for California to reverse this trend, but this is not the case in many places in America.  Demographics is destiny.

Your privacy is always under attack

People tend to eye roll when they hear the “Freedom isn’t free” phrase whenever they’re told their civil liberties are under attack.  Eye roll all you want but it’s true.  The extent to which your privacy is under attack runs far deeper than you probably think.  A snippet from a recent article by Daily Mail:

The disturbing scale of the personal data harvested and traded by multinationals can be revealed today.

Health details, children’s voice recordings and copies of passports can be at risk when customers tick an online consent box.

Analysis by the Mail found that Marriott International, FacebookAsda, Paypal, BT and Tesco engaged in hidden data harvesting and sharing.

Giant firms can use personal data to build a profile of customers for targeted adverts or to pass to other organisations.

Examples include:

  • Pregnant women’s due dates being farmed out by Asda to mystery third-party companies for marketing;
  • Children’s voices recorded on the YouTube Kids app being used by Google to promote other apps;
  • Passport photos given to PayPal for account verification may be shared with Microsoft for fraud prevention and the testing of new products;
  • Health details, ethnic origin and political views of Facebook users being used by the social network for targeted advertising;
  • Viewers of BT television being profiled for advertisers according toprofiles of their television watching and telephone call records.

And further down:

Last week Marriott International announced that hackers had breached its database of 500 million guests, with the attackers having ‘some combination’ of passport numbers, names, addresses and bank card details.

The hotel group also routinely stores the names and ages of its guests’ children, room service orders, social media accounts and employer details and shares this across its operations in 150 countries including Venezuela, Gabon and Libya.

By ticking an online ‘accept’ box, Marriott guests consented to giving up this data and to acknowledge having read the 5,600-word privacy policy which said that ‘no storage system is 100% secure’.

Ever wonder why you seem to get targeted ads in your gmail or Facebook?  Sometimes when you’ve never even entered anything remotely close to words that would garner such targeted ads like that?  This is probably why.  Companies taking your information and selling it to other companies.  Technically with your permission but very sneakily hid in the fine print of the terms of service that are thousands of words that they know nobody will read.

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Even with all of these revelations coming out you’ll still have some who say, “well I have nothing to hide anyways so why does it matter?”.  This is a juvenile argument, to say the least.  But consider this.  Many of these companies are building profiles on you without you even knowing it.  Did you know that Facebook collects data on people who don’t even have profiles, and even make shadow profiles for those who never signed up?  Probably not.  Again, some may ask why they should care.

Well, consider China.  They are implementing a social credit system which will have far-reaching implications from everything from trying to get a loan to throttling your internet speeds to even banning you from flying or purchasing train tickets.  Yes, seriously.  Given the ongoing battle in America against the globalists, are you really so confident that they wouldn’t put a system like this into place if they regained Presidential and Congressional power?  Neither am I.  As we know by now, the Silicon Valley masters of the universe are already trying to censor those who do not share all of their beliefs, claiming as always that it’s for the good of everyone.  Who will be the gatekeepers to determine what is righthink and what is wrongthink when social credit scores can determine whether you can raise a family or not?  This is not a stretch at all.

Unfortunately you cannot protect yourself 100% from this kind of slithering deceit.  But you can at least make it harder for them.  Only populate your profiles with the minimal amount of required data.  Have a throwaway email address for junk accounts.  Get off of Gmail.  And for the love of God never ever ever post any pictures of your children on social media.

We’ve been asleep at the wheel far too long.  Our civil liberties are under constant attack and we must constantly be thwarting said attacks.  Do not give an inch.

The Paris Riots: More than just about gas prices

It’s rarely (if ever) talked about on the MSM because it directly contradicts the narrative they want to push, but the Paris riots are about much more than simply higher fuel taxes.  Though it will certainly not help when people are told they need to add x amount of taxes for climate change/carbon tax reasons; that’ll be a harsh reality for the virtue signaling crowd who previously had no skin in the game.  The posting below comes from an American living in Paris.

It’s important to note that the majority of protestors are middle aged, these are not college or university students, who make up the usual French protests. This is a grassroots protest. It’s been reported anywhere from 50-80% of the French support the gilets jaunes. This is NOT just about taxes.

The protests began over the new taxes imposed by Macron’s government on fuel. The taxes are viewed as punishing those who use cars and those who can’t afford to buy newer ones. The French already pay heavy taxes on fuel, along with high tolls on highways. Every car in France is required to have 2 high visibility vests (gilets jaunes). The protestors began wearing those vests while protesting.

Along with this, the cost of living is incredibly high while salaries are painfully low, especially in larger cities like Paris. The myth of government-ordered 35 hour work weeks isn’t the reality for most salaried French people. Taxes eat huge chunks of their money and the French are fed up with making the same amount in their salaries as those who don’t work at all and rely on government assistance.

Parts of France are also filled with unassimilated migrants. These migrants get government assistance as well. A large part of the French are sick of paying for migrants when French people are suffering as well. There are areas that have stopped being culturally French and cities the French avoid for holidays because of the migrant problem.

In addition to this, retired people have been lodging their dissatisfaction with their retirement pensions (one woman in a video circulating around French Facebook confronts Macron about having to live off of 500€ a month) and Macron’s reactions have been condescending across the board. He currently has about a 26% approval rating.

All of this started bubbling up a few weeks ago as the protests began with the gilets jaunes in November. The protests last weekend got violent. Statues at the Arc De Triomphe were broken; the Arc was defaced. In Marseille, an 80 year old woman was killed as she was closing her shutters. The police threw a tear gas canister at her window. While outside of larger cities, many police officers and firefighters are taking off their helmets and/or standing in solidarity with the gilets jaunes. There have been reports that they have also refused to shake Macron’s hand and have turned their backs to government officials while serving in official capacities.

On Monday (December 2), there was a protest by the ambulances in Paris. They stood at Concorde with lights flashing and sirens sounding. Truck drivers have also showed their solidarity. They have also driven through Paris with lights flashing to show their dissatisfaction. Roads have been closed down by gilets jaunes and they are blocking access of oil in both ports and at stations. As of posting, over 650 stations are on a list of facing shortages or out of fuel. During yesterday’s news cycle, many truck drivers were seen disrupting broadcasts by honking in solidarity with the gilets jaunes.

On Tuesday (December 3), the French government spoke about their plans for “appeasement” of the gilets jaunes. Their offer was to postpone the start date of 3 taxes (related to fuel). This offer has been scoffed at by the gilets jaunes, who have called it “crumbs” as the taxes haven’t even been implemented yet and the offer does nothing to address the issues regarding cost of living.

Along with this, the French have begun demanding that Macron refuse to sign the UN Migration Act on December 10. This has begun appearing across the Facebook groups and events but has not been widely reported in the French media as far as I can tell.

This has culminated in everything from demands Macron step down to the creation of the 6th Republic. There are protests planned for Saturday across France. The protestors are calling the Paris protests ACT 4. They are quoting from the French National Anthem (“Aux Armes Citoyens”) and planning to protest at Bastille. The medical community is also participating in the protests on Saturday.

TLDR: This is bigger than taxes. These aren’t your usual French protests.

You’re going to start seeing more and more of this as the pendulum continues to swing back towards nationalism.  It’s still a long fight ahead, one that is not guaranteed to end victoriously, but the gig is up with the globalists in the sense that their actions are now out in the open and that genie cannot be put back in the bottle.  The native population is finally catching on that their futures are being sold out to those who have no loyalty or allegiance to the host country.

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This is a hard truth for many to swallow.  On a large scale basis, multiculturalism simply does not work.  The more religions, races, opposing viewpoints you add together into the same space conflict is inevitable.  It’s not to say there can’t be individual exceptions.  But when we’re talking on a macro level with groups of people it does not work.  Vox Day’s blog is a wonderful place to start to learn a lot of this.  His Voxiversity series also address a lot of pertinent subjects.  The excellent Voxiversity video presented below goes into more detail about the connection between immigration and war.

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California election fraud is crazy

There is no bottom to how low the Democrats (mostly globalists) will sink to steal an election.  California recently changed their election laws in 2016 that essentially allowed for ballot harvesting.  Now, magically, hundreds of thousands of votes can appear after election day and swing an entire election weeks later, an additional 250,000 votes in this case.  Ask yourself what is more likely: that a county traditionally red, and red the night of the election, magically turns blue weeks later because only Democrats in that county voted by this new rule.  Or election fraud.  This isn’t difficult to see.  They are scared enough now that they’re getting sloppy and cannot cover for it as well anymore.  Or they’re just really stupid.

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Election fraud of a Democrat miracle?

Stupid, of course, unless they’re allowed to get away with it.  I’m hoping beyond hopes President Trump has something big up his sleeve that he’s waiting to use after certain events transpire.

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The Democrats very clearly meddled in elections in at least Georgia, Florida, and California.  God knows how many other elections went under the radar that they meddled with too.  Do you feel content thinking they legitimately won all of those House seats fairly?

Many think the Huber testimony tomorrow is going to blow the lid off something much bigger and have far reaching implications.  Perhaps that’s what President Trump is waiting for before directly addressing the rampant voter fraud we have in this country.  He better make it a priority soon, otherwise even though he should absolutely steamroll in 2020 he will find himself shocked when he loses several states he probably honestly won in landslides.  If they can swing votes that were greater than 5% for the Republican candidate and get away with it then the game is over.

CIS Study: 63% of Non-Citizen Households Access Welfare Programs Compared to 35% of native households

The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) recently put out a report confirming what most people suspected, mainly that the majority of non-citizen households access some type of welfare program, as compared to 35% of native households.

Of non-citizens in Census Bureau data, roughly half are in the country illegally. Non-citizens also include long-term temporary visitors (e.g. guestworkers and foreign students) and permanent residents who have not naturalized (green card holders). Despite the fact that there are barriers designed to prevent welfare use for all of these non-citizen populations, the data shows that, overall, non-citizen households access the welfare system at high rates, often receiving benefits on behalf of U.S.-born children.

Among the findings:

  • In 2014, 63 percent of households headed by a non-citizen reported that they used at least one welfare program, compared to 35 percent of native-headed households.
  • Welfare use drops to 58 percent for non-citizen households and 30 percent for native households if cash payments from the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) are not counted as welfare. EITC recipients pay no federal income tax. Like other welfare, the EITC is a means-tested, anti-poverty program, but unlike other programs one has to work to receive it.
  • Compared to native households, non-citizen households have much higher use of food programs (45 percent vs. 21 percent for natives) and Medicaid (50 percent vs. 23 percent for natives).
  • Including the EITC, 31 percent of non-citizen-headed households receive cash welfare, compared to 19 percent of native households. If the EITC is not included, then cash receipt by non-citizen households is slightly lower than natives (6 percent vs. 8 percent).
  • While most new legal immigrants (green card holders) are barred from most welfare programs, as are illegal immigrants and temporary visitors, these provisions have only a modest impact on non-citizen household use rates because: 1) most legal immigrants have been in the country long enough to qualify; 2) the bar does not apply to all programs, nor does it always apply to non-citizen children; 3) some states provide welfare to new immigrants on their own; and, most importantly, 4) non-citizens (including illegal immigrants) can receive benefits on behalf of their U.S.-born children who are awarded U.S. citizenship and full welfare eligibility at birth.

President Trump, rightly, is looking to close some of the loopholes to prevent non-citizens from taking part in these programs.  The United States simply cannot survive when it is having to support so many people who have no right to such programs.  It is yet another of the hundreds of reasons how immigrants, both legal and illegal, are an albatross to the American citizen, not some sort of great benefit.

The welfare system ultimately discourages people from trying to find jobs and get off of the public dole. Worse, it is the ultimate goal for many immigrants, both legal and illegal, to make the trek to the United States.  It’s hard to convince someone that they should stay in their home country when they can make MUCH more money doing literally nothing in the United States than working their tails off in their own countries.  This is a broken system.  We need to end the welfare state and go back to private charity, a subject I will write about later this week.  Ending the welfare state, and just as importantly closing the border almost entirely, are two steps that we MUST do if we want to keep this country somewhat what it is today.  It will only get worse as the demographics continue to change and the burden on the American taxpayer only becomes worse as more and more people pour into our country and take advantage of our welfare programs.  Just keep that number in mind, 63%, when you hear we need to let more and more people in and that they are only a positive thing for Americans.  The majority will be on public assistance and many will take a job that an American could have.

Tijuana has a lot of problems…

Dark days for the border city of Tijuana.  As if the cartel problem wasn’t enough, it is now being exacerbated by the fact that precious funding needed to fight the cartels is being funneled off to handle the migrant crisis.  Via Breitbart:

The migrant crisis in Tijuana continues to intensify as migrants flood into the border city which is in the midst of a deadly cartel war that has now registered 2,220 in 2018.

Tijuana Mayor Juan Manuel Gastélum Buenrostro declared a humanitarian crisis this Thursday slamming his federal government’s response in dealing with the migrant caravan that has engulfed the beleaguered city as Breitbart News reported. Mayor Gastélum Buenrostro voiced his dissatisfaction with the poor response of the federal government in providing aid for the more than 5,000 caravan migrants who have arrived in the city. The mayor vowed not to bankrupt the city in order to care for those arriving in the city. Officials expect more to arrive daily. Migrant shelters are at full capacity and government resources stretched to the limit.

The migrant crisis is occurring as Tijuana is dealing with an ongoing cartel war that has now reached over 2,220 homicides for the year according to statistics compiled by the state attorney general’s office. Officials reported least 141 killings in the month of November as of November 24.

We need a wall.  And I think ultimately this will do us a lot of good in curbing future migrant caravans at Mexico’s southern border as well.  President Trump reached a deal with Mexico to keep the migrants there while processing asylum claims.  This is huge.  Via the article:

President Trump briefly described the arrangement in a pair of tweets Saturday evening. “Migrants at the Southern Border will not be allowed into the United States until their claims are individually approved in court,” Trump wrote. “No ‘Releasing’ into the U.S….All will stay in Mexico.”

The president then issued a threat. “If for any reason it becomes necessary, we will CLOSE our Southern Border. There is no way that the United States will, after decades of abuse, put up with this costly and dangerous situation anymore!” Trump wrote.

This is the main problem.  They seek asylum or are just caught and await their court date.  Given the number of claims the waiting period is very long so they are released and expected to appear in court.  Very few ever appear and then they are lost in American for good.  Keeping them in Mexico cuts this out entirely and should discourage future caravans from trying this stunt.

We need a wall.  This temporary deal will not last forever and soon we will regress back to our old process.  This should wake Mexico up a bit to avoid letting these people in in the first place.  They may now start to realize if they want to fix their own domestic problems at the border and with the cartels they’ll need to cooperate with us more.  In the end this will improve both countries, something President Trump has yearned for for a long time.