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December 30, 2021

Victor Davis Hanson on How Environmental Regulations ‘Killed’ Farming in California (Video)

Ostensibly environmental regulations restricting water diversion and use have “killed” farming in California, historian and professor Victor Davis Hanson, author of The Dying Citizen: How Progressive Elites, Tribalism, and Globalization Are Destroying the Idea of America, explained in an interview with Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow.

Marlow asked about California’s stultified agricultural potential while speaking with Hanson at the latter’s almond farm in Selma, CA. The golden state was “the farming Mecca of the world,” he said. “Environmentalism regulation changed that.”

Hanson explained, “The big thing that killed us here is water. California used to have 20 million people, say, in 1978, and they had a beautiful system called the California Water Project and the Central Valley Project — which was federal — and they had all of these dams,  and water, and aqueducts.”

The water table deepens about 40 feet per mile as one travels west from his farm, Hanson stated, driving up the costs of agricultural irrigation. Farming was only made financially viable with the California Water Project and Central Valley Project.

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December 29, 2021

Armored cars and safe rooms: Hollywood’s answer to the crime surge

California once had some of the nation’s toughest crime laws and sentencing guidelines. These have been whittled away for at least a decade to the point that thieves can often steal up to $950 in goods and receive the equivalent of a traffic ticket.

Los Angeles elites are using their wealth to fight back against the spike in violent crime that has gripped the city.

Bulletproof cars, safe rooms, barbed wire, and armed guards are some of the new essentials that residents from Beverly Hills to Pacific Palisades are utilizing to protect themselves and their property, home security experts say.

“We even have one client in Brentwood that has security detail follow the kids to playdates and follow the housekeeper when she’s walking the pets,” said Bryan Peele, president of Estate Managers Coalition. He told the Hollywood Reporter that his clients now have armed guards pick them up at airports where their private jets land.

“They want someone who knows how to get them out of any situation,” he said.

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December 27, 2021

Victor Davis Hanson: California Is a Confederate Society with ‘Sick Fixation’ on Race (Video)

California is a neo-Confederate state with a “sick fixation” on ethnicity and race, historian and professor Victor Davis Hanson said in an interview with Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow.

California’s hemorrhaging of residents to states with more freedom and prosperity is exacerbating the state’s social stratification in terms of wealth, Hanson stated. He said the state’s volume of illegal aliens further amplifies the wealth divide.

“The middle class has left,” he said. “About ten million people left California in the last 40 years, and we know where they went. They went to Nevada, Idaho, Texas, Florida, Tennessee. We have half of all the undocumented illegal aliens in the country. Twenty-seven percent of Californians were not born in United States, whether they’re legally [here], or residents, or citizens.”

Hanson characterized California’s polarization based on wealth as resembling the Antebellum South’s racial segregation.

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December 8, 2021

L.A. police detective warns visitors not to come to city

‘We don’t think we can keep you safe right now’

A Los Angeles Police Department detective is advising visitors not to come to his city because he can’t guarantee that he and his law enforcement colleagues can keep them safe.

Jamie McBride pointed to the policies of Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom and progressive district attorneys who are “advocating for the criminals.”

“We’re telling people don’t visit because we don’t think we can keep you safe right now,” he said Monday in an interview with Fox News.

Crime, including “smash-and-grab” robberies, he said, has increased in the wake of a “zero bail” policy and the state’s Proposition 47, which reduced shoplifting theft of $950 or less from a felony to a misdemeanor.

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November 13, 2021

California Desert Towns Struggle To Survive As Violent, Illegal Drug Cartels Take Over (Video and Audio)

“We are starting to see these cartels shoot at American citizens … the homicide rate is climbing up. They’re finding bodies that are shot and killed connected to this illegal marijuana growth,” Ventura said.

“Cartelville, USA” is a new documentary produced by The Daily Caller and Jorge Ventura that investigates rural Southern California desert towns overrun by Mexican drug and human trafficking cartels. Ventura joins Christopher Bedford and Emily Jashinsky to discuss the film on this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour.

Ventura describes the environmental problems these towns face as cartels steal water for their illegal marijuana farms, as well as the migrant slave labor and violence that comes with cartel turf wars.

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November 3, 2021

California’s New Diversity Math Curriculum Will Fail 6 Million Kids Annually

“Ill-conceived [diversity, equity and inclusion] policies, often informed by CRT [Critical Race Theory), and the declining standards of K–12 math education feed each other in a vicious circle, which is in time going to affect the entire mathematics profession and, more broadly, all STEM disciplines.”

Nearly 1,000 Californians—experts in math instruction and math application—have signed an open letter that shows why the diversity math curriculum proposed by the California Department of Education (CDE) could devastate learning for the state’s 6 million kids in public K–12 schools.

The opening paragraph of the letter summarizes the signatories’ opinion:

“For all the rhetoric in this framework about equity, social justice, environmental care and culturally appropriate pedagogy, there is no realistic hope for a more fair, just, equal and well-stewarded society if our schools uproot long-proven, reliable and highly effective math methods and instead try to build a mathless Brave New World on a foundation of unsound ideology.”

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September 13, 2021

Rose McGowan accuses Gavin Newsom’s wife of trying to BRIBE her to keep Harvey Weinstein rape allegations quiet, slams BLM, backs Larry Elder in California recall election

McGowan revealed California First Lady Jennifer Newsom called her in 2017 to broker a deal for Harvey Weinstein’s lawyer to make rape allegations go away McGowan said the Democratic Party is akin to a ‘cult’.

Rose McGowan said she is no longer a ‘Hollywood democrat,’ at a press conference in which she endorsed Republican attorney and talk-show host running for California Governor Larry Elder, just days after accusing current Governor Gavin Newsom’s wife of bribing her in order to suppress her rape allegations against Harvey Weinstein.  

‘So this woman, I don’t know, some blonde lady name with the last name of the Newsom, cold-calls me, and was like, David Boies wants to know what it would take to make you happy,’ McGowan said she was asked by California First Lady Jennifer Siebel Newsom during a 2017 phone call, which she says she abruptly ended by hanging up. Her comments were first reported by The Washington Post.  

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September 3, 2021

SF Announces Plan To Pay Criminals Not To Shoot People, Newsom Recall Data Is Bad News For Democrats (Video)

While polling data has improved for Gavin Newsom mail in ballot returns are showing positive signs for the recall effort.

August 31, 2021

CA High School Teacher Admits Communist Indoctrination of Students: ‘Turn Them into Revolutionaries’ (Video)

“I have an antifa flag on my [classroom] wall” “I have 180 days to turn them into revolutionaries” Gabriel Gipe, an #antifa member & teacher at @NatomasUSD , was secretly recorded admitting to indoctrinating students to want to overthrow the government.

August 23, 2021

Victor Davis Hanson: Third World California (Video)

Victor Davis Hanson explores the factors driving the social, economic, and political decline of California.