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California is a failed state. How do we know?

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Damn, you know it's bad - really bad, when the left owned, operated and censoring Yahoo runs a story like this on their shitty site... 

https://www.yahoo.com/news/california-failed-state-know-theyre-090014408.html

 

California is a failed state. How do we know? They're moving to Arizona in droves.

Driving across Arizona, it’s hard not to notice a surge in California license plates. The reason for this is becoming more apparent every day. California is a failed state.

After nearly a decade of one-party rule, the once-Golden State is tarnished, possibly beyond repair. Listing all the problems facing our neighbors across the Colorado River would require several books, so I’ll only highlight a few.

The fifth-largest economy in the world and home to many of the greatest technology companies on Earth can’t keep the lights on. The state’s three largest utilities turned off power to more than 410,000 homes and businesses on Friday, Aug. 21, then again to half as many Saturday, Aug. 22.

California's energy policies have failed
Gov. Gavin Newsom sprung to action on Monday by announcing more blackouts. "We failed to predict and plan these shortages,” the governor said. “And that's simply unacceptable."

But accept it he did, noting that the state’s near-religious promotion of solar and wind power left a gap in the reliability of its power grid. You don’t say.

Wildfires, blackouts, anger: California shows us the future of climate change

Wildly unpredictable events, like August being hot, never occurred to Newsom last October when he signed six more bills to kill off his state’s fossil fuel industry. Shutting down one of California’s two nuclear plants certainly didn’t help. Perhaps their plan to close the second one in 2024 will have different results.

The lamps are going out all over California; who knows if we will see them lit again in our lifetime. But energy is the least of San Francisco’s concerns.

City leaders have commandeered area hotels to provide free shelter since COVID-19 hit, but the numbers continue to rise. Between 2017 and 2019, the number of homeless jumped by 17%. According to experts, that number has risen by an additional 20% since the start of the pandemic.

“I have never seen the level of frustration as high as it is now,” city Supervisor Rafael Mandelman said. “I hear daily from people who say they are selling, they are leaving.”

Its harsh pandemic response didn't help
The numbers are staggering. According to online real estate company Zillow, the city by the Bay is emptying out.

A flood of new listings began during the pandemic, a 96% increase compared to last year’s housing inventory. Silicon Valley pushed staff to work from home, an effort many tech giants are thinking of making permanent. But that doesn’t explain the exodus since San Jose hasn’t seen the same effect. Neither have Miami, Boston or Washington, D.C., at least not at this level.

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The sad fact is, San Francisco has become unaffordable and unlivable at the same time.

The harsh pandemic response has hurt other California cities as well. Gov. Newsom’s arbitrary diktats have shuttered churches and gyms, but ignored massive Black Lives Matter protests and the advantage-taking rioters who followed in their wake.

Move here? Leave those policies at home
A lone surfer was arrested and a skate park was filled with sand, but crowded Walmarts are deemed essential. Despite the lockdowns, California now has the most COVID-19 cases of any state.

At some point, the lovely weather and geography aren’t worth the cost.

I receive a couple of messages a week from contacts all over California asking where they should move to in Arizona. My neighbors are experiencing the same.

I can’t blame Californians but I hope they leave their failed policies at home.

 

 

 

 

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Great article. I wish everyone outside of California wouldn't want the same disaster to be all over America.

But that is what we'll have if the left gets a hold of all our country.

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Interesting that the original article on USA Today clearly states it as opinion, but it doesn't on Yahoo.

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36 minutes ago, MLD Woody said:

Interesting that the original article on USA Today clearly states it as opinion, but it doesn't on Yahoo.

I have seen a couple of truthful articles like this on Yahoo lately which is beyond weird, and they still have comments disabled for all their propaganda, er articles and have this below each one (even the couple of truthful stories that somehow got through the publishing team)... 

"Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting"

^ I'm sure that policy will disappear like a fart in the wind in November...... but nothing to see here though, there's no agenda, brainwashing or manipulation going on by our impartial, trusted media. 

 

 

 

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32 minutes ago, D Bone said:

I have seen a couple of truthful articles like this on Yahoo lately which is beyond weird, and they still have comments disabled for all their propaganda, er articles and have this below each one (even the couple of truthful stories that somehow got through the publishing team)... 

"Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting"

^ I'm sure that policy will disappear like a fart in the wind in November...... but nothing to see here though, there's no agenda, brainwashing or manipulation going on by our impartial, trusted media. 

 

 

 

Most / all news sites would be better without comments. It's like mini Facebook cesspools on every news article. Let the boomers keep their misinformation, ignorance and rage on Facebook.

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scary boomer people

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