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Old 08.08.2018, 09:39
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To clarify, Northern California actually starts in San Luis Obispo County. Not sure why, as that is just a bit north of Los Angeles. A lot of CA's water comes from the Sierra Nevada snowpack which mostly comes from the Northeast of the state. But NO ONE refers to Eastern or Western CA, only Northern or Southern. So technically, it is correct to say that it mostly comes from the North.

That being said, many parts of Los Angeles County and the Southern Counties get their water from the Colorado River watershed and Lake Havasu in Nevada.

Wars were fought over CA water and there was a great movie, Chinatown, starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway (Roman Polanski directed and had a role) about one battle in the late '30s.

SOURCE - Me; I grew up in the Bay Area.
Glad we have credible sources.

Back to Trump for a min - I really don't understand the whole love/hate phenomenon he induces in media. I won't even say in people since it seems to be actively encouraged by media. Doesn't anyone see that if it wasn't Trump, it would be somebody else with the same policies?
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Old 08.08.2018, 09:48
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To clarify, Northern California actually starts in San Luis Obispo County. Not sure why, as that is just a bit north of Los Angeles. A lot of CA's water comes from the Sierra Nevada snowpack which mostly comes from the Northeast of the state. But NO ONE refers to Eastern or Western CA, only Northern or Southern. So technically, it is correct to say that it mostly comes from the North.

That being said, many parts of Los Angeles County and the Southern Counties get their water from the Colorado River watershed and Lake Havasu in Nevada.

Wars were fought over CA water and there was a great movie, Chinatown, starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway (Roman Polanski directed and had a role) about one battle in the late '30s.

SOURCE - Me; I grew up in the Bay Area.
"NO ONE refers to Eastern or Western CA" You mean apart from the Eastern California Museum here!
Western CA is in the Ocean apart from outliers like "UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN CALIFORNIA"
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Old 08.08.2018, 09:59
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. Doesn't anyone see that if it wasn't Trump, it would be somebody else with the same policies?
I am sure anyone else would:


Pull out of the Paris Agreement or the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.... (insert all that tariff deal with NAFTA and EU)


makes total logical sense...
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So far the White House has refused to explain this tweet!
There is no shortage of water to fight the fires!
Maybe not to fight fires put to prevent fires initially? If you could water shrubs, lawns, pastures, forests, vineyards and whats not as you like and without restrictions there would not be a fire hazard in the first place. One could made a green ring of protection around communities to stop the spread of fire.

But honestly, even if you would only follow fire-safe landscape http://www.readyforwildfire.org/Fire-Safe-Landscaping/ rules and water the plants using Israeli style single plant drip irrigation there might simply be not enough water even if you pump up all water from the rivers into the aqueduct before they flow into the pacific. Not speaking that you would reuse and reuse the same water w/o any cleaning stage in between.
https://watershed.ucdavis.edu/files/...t_20160812.pdf

Unless you actually forbid the use of water for agriculture, plow under crops. Then you can use the water for fire prevention. As water is a limited resource in California, it is a hard undertaking to satisfy all stake holder and find a balanced agreement how to distribute and use it. https://watershed.ucdavis.edu/research/waterpolicy.html
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The Iran sanctions have officially been cast. These are the most biting sanctions ever imposed, and in November they ratchet up to yet another level. Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States. I am asking for WORLD PEACE, nothing less!
https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/...87142989008897

Now, the bigot US-president has just to do the same with the Saudis, the fancier of Sunni terror such as 9/11, ISIS , Taliban, and supressor of homan rights. Than you might actually really get some "WORLD PEACE".

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Once again, you and StirB have some kind of need to find any outlier... what is the point you are trying to make?

People do not refer to parts of CA as Eastern or Western, regardless of what a Museum calls itself. It doesn't mean that eastern or western CA doesn't exist... it means that people don't describe CA in this way.

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"NO ONE refers to Eastern or Western CA" You mean apart from the Eastern California Museum here!
Western CA is in the Ocean apart from outliers like "UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN CALIFORNIA"
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Once again, you and StirB have some kind of need to find any outlier... what is the point you are trying to make?

People do not refer to parts of CA as Eastern or Western, regardless of what a Museum calls itself. It doesn't mean that eastern or western CA doesn't exist... it means that people don't describe CA in this way.

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Why am I getting sucked into this? Because I corrected your incorrect assertion regarding 100% negativity of "pejorative" terms?
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Why am I getting sucked into this? Because I corrected your incorrect assertion regarding 100% negativity of "pejorative" terms?
Come on, you post about Eastern California all the time, man up and admit it, bigly!
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Come on, you post about Eastern California all the time, man up and admit it, bigly!
No way. I am always very Primm and proper.
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Chris Collins, a Republican congressman from upstate New York, surrendered to the FBI on Wednesday morning on securities fraud-related charges, prosecutors said.

Collins, 68, faces insider trading charges along with his son, Cameron Collins, and Stephen Zarsky, the father of Cameron Collins' fiancée, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Southern District of New York.
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He was an early Trump supporter so we may see some anti-FBI tweets or maybe he will claim swamp draining credit, or both!
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Doesn't anyone see that if it wasn't Trump, it would be somebody else with the same policies?
Does Trump have policies? Apart from "what did Obama do? We're doing the opposite"?

Seriously, it seems evident to me that he is almost completely clueless. I couldn't care less who he is, it's what he is that I find unacceptable.
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The United Methodist Church has reportedly dismissed a complaint from more than 600 members of the church against Attorney General Jeff Sessions over the Trump administration’s policy that separated migrant parents and their children at the border.

Sessions, who is a member of the church, was “carrying out the official policy of the President and/or the United States Department of Justice,” District Superintendent Rev. Dr. Debora Bishop wrote, per The Washington Times.
Have to do a Godwin here

This reminds me of the failed Nuremberg defense, Source.

Also fails to take account of the fact that not only was Sessions carrying out the official policy of the United States Department of Justice but also responsible for creating that policy.

Stand by for tweets!
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Does Trump have policies? Apart from "what did Obama do? We're doing the opposite"?

Seriously, it seems evident to me that he is almost completely clueless. I couldn't care less who he is, it's what he is that I find unacceptable.
He's a real estate agent trying to run a country. Would you ever trust a real estate agent!?
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The federal deficit jumped 20 percent in the first 10 months of the 2018 fiscal year, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) reported today.

Spending outpaced revenue between the beginning of the fiscal year, on Oct. 1, and July by $682 billion, $116 billion more than over the same period in the last fiscal year.

The rising deficit is largely the result of the tax cuts President Trump signed into law at the end of last year, as well as a bipartisan agreement to boost spending, according to CBO.

The Trump administration has argued that the tax cuts would bring down the deficit, as economic growth led to higher tax revenue. Whereas their opponents claim the deficits will increase as the growth forecasts are not realistic.

Of course Trump tariffs are likely to play a role, driving inflation and interest rates and encouraging ever more US manufacturers to off shore production.

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In his official campaign launch address, Trump promised to “reduce our $18 trillion in debt,” but it is now heading towards $21 trillion for this year.

With ever increasing deficits and rising US interest rates then the resulting ever higher interest payments will likely drive up the deficit even more.
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Strange business with Ohio special election; Trump has claimed this as a GOP election victory despite the fact there is no official announcement of the result.

Currently the GOP candidate is leading by a razor thin margin of 1,564 votes (there were ca. 200,000 votes cast) and there are still many uncounted votes; 3,435 provisional ballots and 5,048 absentee ballots.
The GOP candidate had a higher lead before yesterday when "Ohio election officials on Wednesday found 588 previously uncounted votes "!!

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Meanwhile Omarosa Manigault-Newman, a former aide to President Trump, who prior to working for the administration appeared as a contestant on Trump's reality show "The Apprentice", is coming out with a tell-all book about her experience in the White House.
She claims she secretly recorded conversations with the president while she was serving in the White House which presumably will support her "tell-all".

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All sort of tawdry?
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Strange business with Ohio special election; Trump has claimed this as a GOP election victory despite the fact there is no official announcement of the result.
Probably been on the phone with his boss, Vlad, who gave him the good news.
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........... Meanwhile Omarosa Manigault-Newman, a former aide to President Trump, who prior to working for the administration appeared as a contestant on Trump's reality show "The Apprentice", is coming out with a tell-all book about her experience in the White House.
She claims she secretly recorded conversations with the president while she was serving in the White House which presumably will support her "tell-all".

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All sort of tawdry?
Is that legal in the US?
Is there no confidentiality clause in contracts of employees of the White House?

Weird country.
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Which Vladislav?
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Is that legal in the US?
Is there no confidentiality clause in contracts of employees of the White House?

Weird country.
Interesting article here on this very topic.


One point is employees of the White House work for the Govt. not for Trump.

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Interesting article here on this very topic.


One point is employees of the White House work for the Govt. not for Trump.
All the more reason for confidentiality clause.

Ha, try that here. Mrs. Kopp lost her job for making a phone-call to her husband at the wrong time. (I don't remember if she actually did give him info or if she just called him after a meeting concerning his business ..... instead of waiting until bedtime ).
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