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Unread 03-31-2010, 07:35 AM
 
Location: San Diego California
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Default Water shortage scam

The bureaucrats that control California's water supply are continuing to push their propaganda about the continuing water shortage despite the Sierra Nevada snow pack approaching 115% of normal. The so called water shortage which was created by Sacramento under the cover of preserving a fish in the Delta, is now a vehicle for raising water rates in order to pay for increasing salaries and lucrative pension programs for State employees. Sacramento is full of criminals posing as elected officials and bureaucrats exploiting the citizens of the State. It is time now to clean house and throw the criminals out. The status quo is no longer acceptable.
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Unread 03-31-2010, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Business ethics is an oxymoron.
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It's called "perks of the job" and "those who get to write the rules get to enjoy them".

Is what you are saying going on?

Absolutely.

Is it ethical?

Not likely.

Is it illegal?

Doubtful.

Will the voters of the state do anything about it?

Not a chance.
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Unread 03-31-2010, 11:06 AM
 
Location: USA
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It's called "perks of the job" and "those who get to write the rules get to enjoy them".

Is what you are saying going on?

Absolutely.

Is it ethical?

Not likely.

Is it illegal?

Doubtful.

Will the voters of the state do anything about it?

Not a chance
.
You are exactly right. Some of you may ask why wont things ever change?
Simple, you are all outnumbered.
The environmentalist, unions and the Government on both sides have ruined the State but are still in the State and do vote and do not want any change.
Alot of the hard working people and businesses have left the State. Those people would be the ones who would vote for a change but have left for good.
So you are left with what it is today.
I do hope I am wrong.
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Unread 03-31-2010, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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The bureaucrats that control California's water supply are continuing to push their propaganda about the continuing water shortage despite the Sierra Nevada snow pack approaching 115% of normal. The so called water shortage which was created by Sacramento under the cover of preserving a fish in the Delta, is now a vehicle for raising water rates in order to pay for increasing salaries and lucrative pension programs for State employees. Sacramento is full of criminals posing as elected officials and bureaucrats exploiting the citizens of the State. It is time now to clean house and throw the criminals out. The status quo is no longer acceptable.
Your post is based in fantasy as you don't seem to have any idea about what is happening with the State government or how it is run. A conspiracy to bring "increasing salaries and lucrative pension programs'???. LMAO. Read the paper once in a while.
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Unread 03-31-2010, 01:42 PM
 
Location: State of Jefferson coast
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One of the commonest misconceptions about hydrology is that a long-term drought can be remedied by a single season of above-average precipitation. California is still in the middle of a dry decade and it will take several good water seasons to recharge all the watersheds and reservoirs. It is also too early in the year to evaluate the potential of the spring snow pack to last throughout the summer.

Water rates are generally set by local resource jurisdictions. If you think your water rates are unjustifiable, show up at the next City Council or County Board of Supervisors meeting and make your case.
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Unread 03-31-2010, 11:09 PM
 
Location: San Diego California
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Your post is based in fantasy as you don't seem to have any idea about what is happening with the State government or how it is run. A conspiracy to bring "increasing salaries and lucrative pension programs'???. LMAO. Read the paper once in a while.
Well let’s see what I do know; the State needed to borrow 14billion dollars last year to balance its budget. That did not deter the new State Assembly leader from giving his assistant a raise to $194.000 yr. The State wastes millions of gallons of water every year watering landscaping on freeways that could just as easily be landscaped with drought tolerant vegetation, while at the same time cutting water allocation to the central valley causing 40% unemployment. They have decided that a fish is more important than the Citizens of the State. They rejected a plan to build a pipeline from British Columbia that would have supplied badly needed water. They mandated Oil Companies use MTBE in all gas sold in the State even after they knew it was poisoning the water supply. Not surprising that it benefited the oil companies by allowing them to charge inflated prices for gas by using a by product of refining. The oil companies showed their appreciation with millions of dollars in campaign contributions.
Why California mandated poison in your tank

Here are a few more examples of the States conscientious use of the taxpayers hard earned money

The waste, fraud and abuse listed in the 2007 California Piglet Book totals more than $3 billion and includes egregious examples such as:
• A hospital wasting millions of taxpayer dollars on extravagant, unneeded luxuries while falling deeper into debt;
• The Berkeley Housing Authority subsidizing rent for dead tenants;
• Southern California Metropolitan Water District ratepayers spending millions to subsidize a local “Water Museum,” then seeing rates increase;
• Non-functioning automated toilets flushing away millions of taxpayer dollars;
• Benefits given to a dead water district employee;
• “Trees for a Green L.A.” taking 3 1/2 years to plant a third of its goal for one year, at double the cost;
• An L.A. housing project bringing in a Zen priest to help with conflict management;
• Ineligible prison inmates receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars in state and federal benefits;
• Shasta County offering ‘pet care benefits’ to employees;
and
• The Mira Costa College President spending six figures to investigate the theft of a $300 tree.

I could go on all day, but it gets depressing after a while. Bottom line is that the government is a disaster and needs to be cleaned out. Politicians and bureaucrats are the enemies of the people.
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Unread 03-31-2010, 11:14 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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The bureaucrats that control California's water supply are continuing to push their propaganda about the continuing water shortage despite the Sierra Nevada snow pack approaching 115% of normal. The so called water shortage which was created by Sacramento under the cover of preserving a fish in the Delta, is now a vehicle for raising water rates in order to pay for increasing salaries and lucrative pension programs for State employees. Sacramento is full of criminals posing as elected officials and bureaucrats exploiting the citizens of the State. It is time now to clean house and throw the criminals out. The status quo is no longer acceptable.
All one has to do is visit Lake Mead to know it is for real.
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Unread 04-01-2010, 12:29 PM
 
Location: San Diego California
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All one has to do is visit Lake Mead to know it is for real.
Only about 25% of California's water comes from the Colorado. The point is that it was well known decades ago that the current water infrastructure would not support the kind of growth California has seen in the past 25 years, but there has been no planning for this growth, and no moratorium on building. There is a reason for that. Contrived shortages are very profitable as we are seeing. Where I live water has gone from an average of $25 a month 25 years ago to $500 a month. Where is all that money going? Where has all the money from water bonds that have been on every ballot for the past 15 years? What is MWD doing to increase California's water supply. Nothing. Why do want to increase supply? The more scarce the water, the higher the rates and the more money they can spend on salaries and pensions. I for one am sick of government workers retiring millionaires on my back. When someone can show me the plan that the State has devised to build the infrastructure to get water rates under control I will believe they are trying to solve the problem, but until then I will continue to believe they are creating the problem in order to profit from it.
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Unread 02-15-2014, 11:26 AM
 
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60 yrs invested into cities being rebuilt on top of secretly-replaced underground water infrastructure. Behind development fraud / corruption / sprawl. Altered records covering up what is taking place. Altered "historic" aerial views and archives. Altered maps, books reprinted with altered photos. According to several sources behind this - Bonadelle / City of Fresno at the core. City of Fresno behind annihilation / takeovers - perjury to deny, and threats for exposing.
Big plans for upcoming development. Gambling communities, high-speed rail, solar farms, nuclear plant, etc.
Unfortunately, our officials nor these developers predicted a REAL water shortage on top of this, which is now going to affect the entire nation. But neither are they going to stop their ongoing development plans for CA. Tragic.
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Unread 02-15-2014, 12:38 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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Four years on and the original post looks a bit ridiculous. Except for this part: "It is time now to clean house and throw the criminals out."
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