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Old 04-29-2020, 01:53 AM
 
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That is your opinion many hate this guy
Love him or hate him, he will win re-election when the time comes. He didn't even have to campaign the first time, no competition in this one-party socialist state we live in,

He is definitely loved by all the powers that be in this state. Just look at his political career in SF, from supervisor to Mayor, his supervisor district was Tony Pacific Heights, majority of the northern part of the City. Willie loved him. He went to French catholic elementary school on Bush Street-Notre Dame des Victories; it is a beautiful Gothic Church on the hill in the French block close to Chinatown. Later the best of Marin County. College down the El Camino Real-How does someone with severe dyslexia get into Santa Clara University (baseball scholarship), its the most expensive college in California. Jerry went there as well. And then there is the Getty connection throughout his life.

Have you ever been to Bannister Park in Fair Oaks, next to the Sacramento Waldorf School? The trail that leads from the park down to the American River runs along the south side of Newsoms Sacramento house/property. When you get to the River, you can see the three Sunrise Blvd bridges. I'm pretty sure I've seen his wife at Ettores on Fair Oaks Blvd buying macaroons (pre-Covid).

I bet they are using their pool this week, , I wonder if they ever raft down the river with floating ice chests of beer. squirting each other with water guns. . They can't do that in SF, tongue in cheek.
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Old 05-06-2020, 06:00 PM
 
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I wonder if they ever raft down the river with floating ice chests of beer. squirting each other with water guns. . They can't do that in SF, tongue in cheek.
It's not river rafting, but otherwise you can float around, pedal around, spend a lazy afternoon in a boat at Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park :

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Old 05-06-2020, 07:22 PM
 
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Thats not rafting..Sacramento style, we all know that doesn't count, especially in SF, freezing do death in a blanket of fog, with a wind chill of 45F, in the dead of summer, lol.
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Old 05-06-2020, 09:08 PM
 
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Hopefully the CALPERS pension fund won't go broke or we are screwed as state workers. Furloughs could also be a reality of Newsome extends the shutdown forever.
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The fund has a current value of $372 billion.
Mixxalot is channeling Donald Trump here. What Mixxalot is saying is not literally accurate, but is directionally accurate. The pension fund isn't going to be literally exhausted, but the Pension Service Cost needs to go up, when the Pension Fund Assets aren't keeping up with the Pension Benefit Obligations. CalPers is a major owner of Equities, the stock market has tanked during the recession, that means Pension Service Cost, the amount of money the State is obligated to put aside for fund pension benefits needs to go up. During a recession, lots of programs that they runs get more expensive, Unemployment, welfare etc.

Second the State of California tax receipts are very procyclical, which is the other problem that I think Mixxalot is getting at. The longer the recession goes on, the less the state collects on sales tax, Capital gains tax, and the lower the State Income tax receipts. So I actually agree that risk of furloughs is going up.

I see Gavin Newsome as more of a mixed bag. Gavin Newsome has been very good at following the opinion of experts, but the experts in this area have a very mixed record. The experts underestimated the risk of this problem showing up here, they missed the utility of masks, and their forecasts about the extent of this problem have been widely off, when deaths would peak, how many people would need to be hospitalized, how many people would need ventilator etc. What I am getting at is that I don't have that much faith that the experts actually know that much about what they are talking about. On one level you could argue that Texas is doing everything wrong, ie they never had a statewide shut down order, they were slow on social distancing yet the record in Texas is better right now than the record in California in terms of deaths and number of people infected. Right now Newsome seems to be betting everything on the idea that we can shut everything down to get the infections down and once they are down slowly reopen things while we await a vaccine.

But there are a lot of viral diseases where science never finds a vaccine or it takes a decade or more to find and create a safe one. AID's has been going on since the 1980's there is still no vaccine. If that happens with Covid 19, then what? If you look at the Swedes they seem to be trying to keep the corona virus problem from overwhelming the health care system, so they don't have the NYC/Italy problem where the Healthcare system completely falls apart, but they also seem to be hedging their bets if there is no vaccine forthcoming by letting the virus spread the population in a controlled fashion with the idea that herd immunity may be the ultimate solution to this problem. If a vaccine is developed in a reasonable timeframe, Newsome will look shrewd, but Swedish approach may seem shrewd if no vaccine is found or if it starts to take too long.
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Old 05-06-2020, 11:58 PM
 
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Well I can see the impact of the lockdowns caused by COVID in many areas all negative. We would have been better off following the non-lockdown model that Sweden and South Dakota followed. They minimized COVID related illness/death and kept the economy open minimizing layoffs and budget crisis issues.
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Old 05-08-2020, 11:37 PM
 
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Well I can see the impact of the lockdowns caused by COVID in many areas all negative. We would have been better off following the non-lockdown model that Sweden and South Dakota followed. They minimized COVID related illness/death and kept the economy open minimizing layoffs and budget crisis issues.
Sweden's economy is still contracting, it's not like they are just cruising through untouched.
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Old 05-14-2020, 11:22 PM
 
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Expect paycuts and furloughs everytime a manufactured crisis such as COVID-19 arrives if one is a state employee as well as limited promotional opportunities compared to private sector. Job security is a little better for now.
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