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The private account of a movie star has been hacked – can that be good?

The private account of a movie star has been hacked – can that be good?

By: Gad Elkin, ask Cyber Security Manager at EMEA It seems more and more people are interested in securing their personal computers and private information. The reason for this is the constant flow of headlines regarding breaches in security that have the effect of making the public weary. The more notorious among these are the […]

FERGUSON – THE PLAY

FERGUSON – THE PLAY

By Michael Greer Last night FERGUSON – THE PLAY opened to controversy. Days before the opening five actors walked off because they objected to the play not supporting the “Hands Up, for sale Don’t Shoot” narrative. The next day three more actors walked. The trouble is this play is taken directly from the Michael Brown/Darren […]

Drought measures straddle CA-NV border

Drought measures straddle CA-NV border

By James Poulos . As Sierra Nevada snowpack hit record lows, pilule Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval unveiled a new drought commission, revealing that California’s extended water crisis had begun to alter political considerations across the border. But Sandoval sought to temper worries with his announcement, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal: “This is not California,” Sandoval said, adding that […]

Despite record tax haul, legislators pursue further increases

Despite record tax haul, legislators pursue further increases

By James Poulos . With a big tax surplus flowing into state coffers, California shattered records last year with a historic haul dwarfing those of other large states around the country. This year, meanwhile, legislators planned still further increases. Republished with permission by Cal Watchdog.com “During the 2013-14 fiscal year that ended last June,” the Sacramento Bee reported, “California […]

Let YourSelf See

Let YourSelf See

By Brynne Betz The market hummed with activity that morning. A lone piece of gravel crunched under my foot but I didn’t notice. My senses were too busy with the scent of sugar-fried dough, nurse the pleas of vendors, the vats of boiling grease, the kind warmth of my beloved Mexican sun. I bought a […]

Brown dumps green regulations to push water tunnel plan

Brown dumps green regulations to push water tunnel plan

By James Poulos Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration has decided to scrap a key environmental commitment and forge ahead with a controversial, mind costly plan to build two massive water tunnels under California’s San Joaquin River Delta region.   Republished with permission by Cal Watchdog.com . The unpalatable choice underscored both Brown’s resolve to see the project […]

Water board unveils steep CA cuts

Water board unveils steep CA cuts

By James Poulos As a closely-watched court ruling threw California’s tiered water pricing system into disarray, advice the Water Resources Control board made public its latest and harshest conservation targets for municipalities across the Golden State. Detailing the plan, order MarketWatch reported that “Angelenos must save another 16 percent for the year ahead, order the […]

Pension Reform is BAD for Wall Street, and GOOD for California

Pension Reform is BAD for Wall Street, and GOOD for California

By Ed Ring . “His idea [Mayor Chuck Reed’s] of pension reform is, pill you sign up for one pension system, we’re going to change it now in mid career, and now you’re going to get something different.” Lou Paulson, President, California Professional Firefighters (ref. CPF Video,  April 1, 2015) The biggest problem with Mr. Paulson’s comment […]

L. Neil Smith’s THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE: Open Carry

L. Neil Smith’s THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE: Open Carry

By L. Neil Smith There is a gigantic, horrific flapdoodle right now in the Lone Star legislature over the issue of “open carry”. Which means that the politicos are arguing over whether people — Americans, supposedly already protected by the Bill of Rights — ought to be allowed by the government to carry a weapon […]

Can tiered water rates be used to encourage conservation?

Can tiered water rates be used to encourage conservation?

By Wayne Lusvardi A media firestorm erupted Monday, April 20, vcialis 40mg over Gov. Brown’s opposition to a State Court of Appeals decision in a water rate setting case involving Proposition 218.  The initiative, passed in 1996, requires voter approval for any new property-related utility rates over and above the basic cost of service. Electric […]