Sunday, May 31, 2015

Can You Ride a Bike?

From: Pure View

This is fantastic and tells us so much about how our brains function.
Watch it to the end and ENJOY !

Ever hear that phrase "It's just like riding a bike?" It turns out riding a bike isn't actually all that easy. Take this bike, for example. It looks like an ordinary bicycle but with one tiny difference. You may think you can ride it, but I guarantee you're wrong.

Fascinating video showing the age difference in neuroplasicity in learning, and relearning, how to ride a bike.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Coast Guard defends cleanup response to Santa Barbara oil spill

From:  Daily News 

 By MICHAEL R. BLOOD and ALICIA CHANG, Associated Press

FILE - In this May 21, 2015, file photo, a worker removes oil from sand at Refugio State Beach, north of Goleta, Calif. An underground pipe, owned by Plains All American Pipeline, spewed oil down a culvert and into the Pacific on May 19 before it was shut off. Democratic U.S. Sens. Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein say the response to the oil spill that blackened beaches and created a 10-square-mile slick on the ocean was “insufficient.” and called on federal regulators to provide more details on the activities and decisions by Plains. AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File
FILE - In this May 20, 2015, file photo, workers monitor the site of an underground oil pipe break up a hill from Refugio State Beach, north of Goleta, Calif. The pipe, owned by Plains All American Pipeline, spewed oil down a culvert and into the Pacific on May 19 before it was shut off. Democratic U.S. Sens. Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein say the response to the oil spill that blackened beaches and created a 10-square-mile slick on the ocean was “insufficient.” and called on federal regulators to provide more details on the activities and decisions by Plains. AP Photo/Michael A. Mariant, File

LOS ANGELES >> The leader overseeing a massive oil cleanup along the California coast defended the initial response, saying there were workers on the ground after the spill that stained popular beaches.
The first wave of workers deployed booms in the water to corral the oil slick and placed them along the shoreline to protect ecologically sensitive habitats. Others vacuumed up oil from the site of the underground pipeline that ruptured on May 19, sending up to 101,000 gallons of crude oil down a culvert and onto the beach north of Santa Barbara. An estimated 21,000 gallons escaped into the Pacific and quickly spread.
As more crews arrived the next day, they began raking oily sand and cleaning rocks on the beach — an exercise that continues more than a week after one of the largest coastal oil spills in California in 25 years.  MORE

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Vaccine Racket: Amazing infographic reveals financial connections behind criminally-run vaccine industry

(NaturalNews) Today we are officially releasing our Vaccine Racket Infographic which details the financial connections behind the criminally-run vaccine industry. (Tweet #VaccineRacket)

Click here for a full-sized version of the infographic.

The infographic documents the nefarious players of the vaccine industry: the mainstream media, the CDC, deceitful vaccine propagandists like Paul Offit, the secretive vaccine court, the cover-up of vaccine-injured children, mainstream media propaganda that programs the public to worship vaccines, and much more.

I first sketched out this Vaccine Racket Infographic after observing the behavior of all the key players in the contrived Disneyland measles outbreak, which was used as a public panic springboard to launch a series of government-enforced vaccine mandate legislation efforts across the country. Every player in the vaccine racket played its role in that "medical theater" episode, displaying uncanny coordination and a well-funded ability to gin up the kind of fear mongering that's only pursued when corporate profits are at stake.

Here's a scaled-down edition of the infographic. Click it to view a larger image:

Another CDC-linked fugitive from justice, Poul Thorsen

While you're examining the runaway criminality of the vaccine racket, don't forget the CDC-linked fugitive from justice known as Poul Thorsen, who absconded with millions of dollars in federal vaccine research funds (after faking vaccine research for the CDC to downplay the links between vaccines and autism).

Click here for the PDF infographic detailing Thorsen's web of fraud. See thumbnail here:

Also see these related articles:

Key CDC scientist who downplayed vaccine-autism connection is now fleeing from justice

CDC scientific fraud: an update on Dr. Poul Thorsen who authored fraudulent study 'disproving' vaccine-autism connection and stole millions of dollars

Central Figure in CDC Vaccine Safety Studies Investigated for Fraud

CDC vaccine scientist who downplayed links to autism indicted by DOJ in alleged fraud scheme

Cleanup of oil spill at ND farm to take 2 more years

From:  Fuel Fix

BISMARCK, N.D. — At Steve and Patty Jensen’s northwestern North Dakota farm, crews have been working around-the-clock after a pipeline break spilled more than 20,000 barrels of oil into their wheat field almost two years ago.

State regulators believe workers will be at the site another 2 ½ years.

“It’s now just become part of our lives,” Patty Jensen said of the massive spill from a Tesoro Corp. pipeline that was discovered in September 2013 by her husband.

“They are working 24 hours a day, seven days a week. But it’s so big and it’s not as easy to clean up as they thought it would be,” she said. MORE

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

105,000 gallons of oil may have spilled in Santa Barbara County

From:  The Los Angeles Times 

The operator of an underground pipeline that ruptured and released up to 105,000 gallons of crude oil in Santa Barbara County -- and tens of thousands of gallons into the ocean -- said Wednesday that the spill happened after a series of mechanical problems caused the line to be shut down.

The problems began about 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at two pump stations that move oil through the 11-mile pipeline along the Gaviota Coast, Rick McMichael, director of pipeline operations for Plains All American Pipeline, said at a news conference.

The company said its estimate of 105,000 gallons spilled west of Santa Barbara is a worst-case scenario that was based on the line’s elevation and flow rate -- which averages about 50,400 gallons an hour.  MORE

Northern California's Railroads Are Carrying More Crude Oil Than Ever—But These Neighbors Aren't Having It

From:  Yes! Magazine

This article originally appeared at Faces of Fracking.

Residents who have joined the fight against transporting oil by train have also come to understand aspects of the wider context.
Ed Ruszel portrait by Sarah Craig
Ed Ruszel’s workday is a soundtrack of whirling, banging, screeching—the percussion of wood being cut, sanded, and finished. He’s the facility manager for the family business, Ruszel Woodworks. But one sound each day roars above the cacophony of the wood shop: the blast of the train horn as cars cough down the Union Pacific rail line that runs just a few feet from the front of his shop in an industrial park in Benicia, California.
By 2016 the amount of crude by rail is expected to increase by a factor of 25.
Most days the train cargo is beer, cars, steel, propane, or petroleum coke. But soon two trains of 50 cars each may pass by every day carrying crude oil to a refinery owned by neighboring Valero Energy. Valero is hoping to build a new rail terminal at the refinery that would bring 70,000 barrels a day by train—or nearly 3 million gallons.

And it’s a sign of the times.

Crude by rail has increased 4,000 percent across the country since 2008, and California is feeling the effects. By 2016 the amount of crude by rail entering the state is expected to increase by a factor of 25. That’s assuming industry gets its way in creating more crude-by-rail stations at refineries and oil terminals. And that’s no longer looking like a sure thing.  MORE

'Extreme odor' warning issued after Atwater Village crude-oil spill

Monday, May 25, 2015

Pipeline accidents on the rise along with oil production

Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times

The oil spill from an underground pipe off the coast of Santa Barbara, Calif., fouled the waters this week. 

The oil pipeline leak that fouled a stretch of California coastline this week reflects a troubling trend in the nation’s infrastructure: As U.S. oil production has soared, so has the number of pipeline accidents.

Since 2009, the annual number of significant accidents on oil and petroleum pipelines has shot up by almost 60 percent, roughly matching the rise in U.S. crude oil production, according to an analysis of federal data by The Associated Press.

Nearly two-thirds of the leaks during that time have been linked to corrosion or material, welding and equipment failures — problems often associated with older pipelines, though they can occur in newer ones, too. Other leaks were blamed on natural disasters or human error, such as a backhoe striking a pipeline.  MORE

Record Dolphin Die-Off Linked to Gulf Oil Spill

From:   EcoWatch

It was more than five years ago when the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico blew out, spewing an unknown amount of oil. The April 2010 accident was the worst oil spill to ever occur in U.S. waters and it had far-reaching impacts on the region’s economy and ecosystems that continue to this day.

Scientists study a dead dolphin found washed ashore in Louisiana. Photo credit: NOAA
Now a newly released study, funded by the Deepwater Horizon National Resource Damage Assessment, which includes the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, BP (the oil company responsible for the spill and others) details the disastrous impact for the spill on the health and mortality of dolphins in the Gulf.

The study, with the very scientific name of Adrenal Gland and Lung Lesions in Gulf of Mexico Common Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) Found Dead following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, analyzes what it calls “an unusual mortality event (UME)” among dolphins off the coast of Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi between February 2010 and 2014. More than 1,300 dolphins are estimated to have died.  MORE

Bypassing Big Oil’s Alliance with Government

From:  Counter Punch


New Orleans Environmental Attorney Creates 'Shadow Agency'

In his almost 30-year career as an advocate for environmental justice, Louisiana attorney Stuart Smith has fought many of the biggest energy companies in the world and has come away victorious in his fair share of cases.

Smith tells the stories behind these cases in Crude Justice: How I Fought Big Oil and Won, and What You Should Know About the New Environmental Attack on America, a new book that is part memoir and part legal thriller. With energy companies acquiring even greater leeway to do as they please, Smith believed now was the right time to show the public how he successfully used the courts to gain some justice against corporate wrongdoers.

The book’s legal dramas take place primarily in the oil patch of the Gulf Coast states, where companies such as Exxon Mobil and Chevron spent millions of dollars defending themselves in cases brought by Smith and his fellow plaintiffs’ attorneys. One energy industry behemoth feared a loss in a single case brought by Smith in a small town in Mississippi would establish legal precedent and wind up costing the industry considerably more money down the road.  MORE

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Gaddafis Political System - the Truth!

From:  YourTube 

 Kanal von MLAktion

Direct action by the people in Libya under Gadaaffi - Interesting 

Pipeline that leaked wasn't equipped with auto shut-off

From:  AP - The Big Story

Friday, May 22, 2015

The California Drought Is Being Caused By Weather Manipulation

From:  The HAARP Report

Published on Mar 15, 2015
There is a massive ongoing four year long drought in California. This video presents the evidence that it is being done on purpose, and the multiple reasons it would be done. Geoengineering is very real and you are seeing the massive implications of manipulating the weather right now in California. If you are not familiar with just how weather manipulation works take the time to watch the video.

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Internal Documents Reveal Extensive Industry Influence Over EPA's National Fracking Study

From:  DESmogBlog

In 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched an ambitious and highly consequential study of the risks that hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, poses to American drinking water supplies.

This is about using the best possible science to do what the American people expect the EPA to do – ensure that the health of their communities and families are protected,” Paul Anastas, Assistant Administrator for the agency's Office of Research and Development, said in 2011.

But the EPA's study has been largely shaped and re-shaped by the very industry it is supposed to investigate, as energy company officials were allowed to edit planning documents, insisted on vetting agency contractors, and demanded to review federal scientist's field notes, photographs and laboratory results prior to publication, according to a review by DeSmog of over 3,000 pages of previously undisclosed emails, confidential draft study plans and other internal documents obtained through open records requests.  MORE

The Future: An Unfinished Timeline

From:  Nature Bats Last

Tue, May 12, 2015
by J. Z. Colby
I am a retired mental-health therapist who now writes young-adult science fiction novels, and I also do my best to interpret the climate crisis for the same audience since the crisis is so often presented in thick adult language.  I’m working on a new page for my web site ( that will list the important events since 2000, and the future events that seem likely.  I’m putting the future events in 5-year blocks based on my best guess of when they will occur.  My thinking on this is similar to Dr. McPherson’s.  I plan to move the items around as I learn more, or as they come to pass.
I’d appreciate any opinions on the events I’ve chosen, my wording, or the tricky issue of timing.  I am purposefully avoiding vague items like “the IPCC stated that there is a 75% chance that by 2050 …” as those are not digestible by young adults.   Also, I am not including “piggybacked” issues like economics and social justice, unless there appears to be a very close linkage with the climate crisis.
Thank you, all, in advance!
GREENHOUSE GASSES: Carbon dioxide passes 370 parts per million (normally 180-290 ppm) and Methane reaches 1790 parts per billion (normally 300-700 ppb).

END OF DEBATE: the vast majority of scientists are now convinced of the reality of anthropogenic climate change, and focus on collecting better data and building more accurate models.
WORLD TRADE CENTER: The destruction of 3 office buildings is used as an excuse for war in the Middle East, the use of torture, and the cancellation of many rights and freedoms.

LARSON B ICE SHELF: A 1250 square mile (3250 square kilometer) ice shelf in Antarctica collapses.
GLOBAL DIMMING: Scientists discover that some kinds of pollution, especially sulfur compounds, slightly counteract global heating, which would suddenly be much worse if the pollution ceased.

HEAT WAVE: More than 30,000 people die in Europe, and one third of the world is in drought, double the usual amount.

THE LIMITS TO GROWTH: The 30-Year Update is published of the book that warned the world, in 1972, about the unsustainable course of industrial civilization.

PEAK OIL: Cheap and abundant petroleum reaches its maximum rate of extraction, starts its slow decline, and can only be temporarily supplemented by expensive shale, tar sands, or deep-water sources.
HURRICANE KATRINA: An Atlantic hurricane does massive damage to the New Orleans area, most of which is not rebuilt.
KYOTO PROTOCOL: A treaty to reduce greenhouse gasses goes into effect, but the biggest polluters of the world choose not to ratify it, or withdraw after a short time.
AMAZON DROUGHT: We discovered that even the Amazon rain forest, instead of absorbing Carbon dioxide, can become a source under dry conditions.

AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH: The documentary film is released that lays out the situation of global heating for everyone to see.
STERN REVIEW: The business world realizes that climate change could do massive damage to global business and finances if allowed to continue unchecked.
THE SUN: Scientists find that global heating cannot be explained as variations in the energy received from the sun.

METHANE TIPPING POINT: Global heating from Carbon dioxide reaches the point where the Methane hydrates in the Arctic, Antarctic, and deep oceans start to return to gaseous form and bubble up.

PERMANENT RECESSION: With oil no longer cheap, the global economy enters an on-going state of insignificant growth, stagnation, or contraction, with our official response being money printing, increased debt, and accounting tricks.
350: Scientists determine that 350 parts per million of Carbon dioxide is the safe upper limit to avoid dangerous climate change, a level passed about a decade before.
WILKINS ICE SHELF: A 160 square mile (415 square kilometer) section breaks free from Antarctica.

COPENHAGEN ACCORD: The vague document that emerges from this U. N. Climate Change Conference fails to include any binding agreements to reduce greenhouse gasses.

DEEPWATER HORIZON: A major oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico releases millions of gallons of crude oil into the ocean, the deadly effects of which are still being discovered years later.
CANCUN AGREEMENTS: This U. N. Climate Change Conference recognized that some people in the world are much more vulnerable than others, and that forests need special protection.

ARAB SPRING: A series of popular uprisings and government changes in the Middle East and North Africa are partly caused by water and food shortages.
FUKUSHIMA DAIICHI: Four nuclear power plants in Japan are destroyed by a major earthquake and tsunami, and show the world the extreme difficulty of cleaning up a nuclear disaster.

ARCTIC ICE CAP: The floating ice cap in the Arctic Ocean reaches the lowest extent ever recorded.
CALIFORNIA DROUGHT: An extreme multi-year dry period in southwestern North America begins, possibly connected to a temperature spike in the Pacific Ocean.
SUPERSTORM SANDY: An Atlantic hurricane does major damage to the New York area and is considered to be a sample of what we can expect with continued man-made climate change.

GREENHOUSE GASSES: Carbon dioxide reaches 400 parts per million, and Methane passes 1800 parts per billion.
OCEAN HEATING: Scientists discover that a recent slowing of global heating, as measured in the air, is because more than 90% of the heat is going into the oceans.

WEST ANTARCTICA: A huge region of glaciers and ice shelves are found to be melting at a rate that makes their complete disappearance inevitable.
EBOLA: An outbreak in West Africa of a very deadly virus shows that nature is ready and able to bring the human population back into balance if our public health systems become any weaker.
DEFLATION: Prices of crude oil, metals, and many other resources begin to drop as demand for them slows because of high unemployment and contracting economies.

CALIFORNIA DROUGHT: The drying of southwest North America enters a critical phase in which rivers no longer provide enough water for drinking, irrigation, and hydro-electric power.

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
? PEAK HYDRO-CARBONS: We pass the all-time maximum extraction rate of all hydrocarbon fuels (coal, oil, and natural gas).
? ARCTIC SUMMERS ICE-FREE: The Arctic Ocean becomes ice-free in the summer, greatly increasing the amount of solar heat absorbed, marking the beginning of run-away global heating.
? FINANCIAL COLLAPSE: Stock markets and other financial venues become unstable or crash completely, causing credit to be unavailable to most people and businesses.
? DROUGHTS AND FLOODS: Most dry areas continue to get drier, shifting to desert or dust-bowl conditions, and most wet areas experience regular flooding.
? CIVIL UNREST: Water shortages, high food prices, unemployment, and government corruption cause people to start demonstrating and rioting for almost any reason, which causes normal business and travel to become dangerous.
? DE-REGULATION: In desperate attempts to keep economies going, all safety, public health, and environmental regulations are repealed or ignored.
? AGRICULTURE COLLAPSE: Commercial agriculture becomes unstable and unreliable because of droughts, storms, and fuel/fertilizer shortages, causing food prices to skyrocket.
? POPULATION PEAK: With water and food shortages, and a break-down of public health systems, infant mortality rapidly rises, diseases spread, and the human population peaks and starts to fall.

2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
? PERMAFROST THAW AND BOREAL BURN: The tundra around the Arctic thaws, and the boreal forests of Canada and Russia burn, creating massive new sources of soot, Carbon dioxide, and Methane.
? METHANE SPIKE: A sudden huge release of Methane from the oceans and tundra causes global heating to increase rapidly.
? CORAL COLLAPSE: With the oceans rapidly heating and acidifying, the death of the coral reefs causes many coastlines to suddenly become vulnerable to fierce storms and floods.
? GREENLAND AND WEST ANTARCTICA: Both begin to melt quickly, causing sea levels to rise and coastal cities to take serious damage from even normal wave action and routine storms.
? FISHERIES COLLAPSE: As the ocean food chains break down, all commercial fishing becomes impossible, with little left in the oceans but jellyfish.
? WAR: Several North American and European nations, in an attempt to improve their economies and pacify civil unrest, provoke a war with several Eurasian nations.
? COMMERCIAL COLLAPSE: With businesses unable to get credit, travel and shipping dangerous, and civil unrest everywhere, most products and services become unavailable.
? MARTIAL LAW AND FASCISM: To keep some order and protect those in power, governments suspend civil rights and due process, and hand most remaining functions to corporations.

2026 2027 2028 2029 2030
? POLITICAL COLLAPSE: Governments are unable to provide any services and hold onto power, and large political units break down into smaller kingdoms and tribes.
? PLAGUE: With public health systems no longer working and malnutrition rising, influenza, dysentery, dengue fever, and other diseases will easily get started and run their course unhindered.
? FOOD CHAIN DISRUPTIONS: The disappearance of key species such as honey bees, krill, and sardines not only contribute to the collapse of agriculture and fisheries, but eventually disrupt most food chains, dooming all large animals.
? MASS EXTINCTION: Since the beginning of the “Anthropocene” (the man-made era), the world has lost about 1/4 of all living plant and animal species, with the total rapidly moving toward 1/2.
? SOCIAL COLLAPSE: Social institutions, including churches, find they have absolutely no resources and become irrelevant to the remaining people.
? EAST ANTARCTICA: The last glaciated region rapidly melts, bringing sea level to about 260′ (80 m) above the current level.
? FINAL DIASPORA: The equatorial regions become completely uninhabitable, and humanity is forced to migrate as far north or south as they can go, with little or no interaction between the 7 or 8 regions.

2031 2032 2033 2034 2035
? CULTURAL COLLAPSE: The human values and traditions that have come down to us from the Egyptians, Greeks, Chinese, Amerinds, and other cultures are forgotten, save for those few that still aid survival on the tribal level.

2036 2037 2038 2039 2040
? PLANETARY HEALING: The Earth begins the long, slow healing process of bringing all systems back into balance, working with a greatly-reduced palette of small plants and animals.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Why the California water crisis will lead to a housing collapse, municipal bankruptcies and a mass exodus of climate refugees

NaturalNews) The only proof you need that many Californians are still living in a water fairy tale is the fact that California real estate prices haven't yet collapsed. Even as the California Governor has declared a state of emergency -- and emergency water rationing is under way -- there are still people purchasing commercial and residential real estate in precisely the areas that will be hardest hit by that rationing.

What is the value of a home or business that has no functioning connection to a water system? Essentially ZERO.

How many
California homes and businesses are headed for a zero-water future? Many millions.

How many Californians are aware of all this and already have their homes on the market so they can move somewhere else? A very small number... a tiny fraction of the total number of home and property owners invested there.

What these people are unfortunately not yet seeing is the catastrophic consequences of a continued drought and how it can utterly destroy the value of their property.

Understanding the psychological dynamics of real estate valuation

To understand what's coming, you first need to understand the dynamics of real estate valuations. Here's a question for you: How many homeowners selling their homes does it take to collapse real estate prices?

The answer may surprise you. On any given day in most areas, fewer than 1% of homes are for sale. (99+% of homes are not for sale.)

Valuations of "for sale" homes are buoyed solely by the demand of a ready market of buyers who are actively looking for new homes (and willing to pay for them). Home prices are rarely a reflection of their hard asset value but rather a reflection of what buyers are psychologically willing to pay for them.

The single greatest determining factor in this psychological formula is the idea of SCARCITY. A home or building in downtown Los Angeles is worth what it's worth because it is a scarce asset, meaning there are more people who want to own it than actually own it. (There might be a thousand people who wants to own it, but only one who does.)

In real estate, scarcity is also strongly tied to geographic location, obviously. While a home in an elite neighborhood of Santa Barbara might be extremely scarce (and thus extremely expensive), an isolated home in the middle of nowhere has only a fraction of that value, even if it has the exact same build quality and square footage.

Now that you understand all this, ask yourself: What happens when the California drought eventually motivates a growing number of people to decide to sell and move? You get:

1) A dumping of "for sale" homes onto the open market.

2) A collapse of scarcity. Suddenly, buyers have a huge number of homes to choose from.

3) A resulting collapse in home valuations.

As more and more people try to sell into a market that has a dwindling number of buyers, you get something that economists call a self-reinforcing feedback loop. Falling property valuations result in long "days on market" times for property owners (it takes longer and longer to sell their homes). This causes some sellers to shift into desperation mode and start steeply discounting their selling prices. As buyers jump on these deeply discounted prices, it creates a new, lower valuation comparison for what real estate agents call "comps." (Price comparisons.)

Before long, every buyer lowers their own offering prices to match the falling prices. This causes more homes to take even longer to sell (because sellers are usually delusional about what their precious homes are really worth), further amplifying the downward spiral feedback loop.

Fast forward this over a few years -- and add in a glut of more sellers who are also trying to get out -- and you have an inevitable real estate market collapse.

But the real estate market collapse, it turns out, is only the beginning.

As property taxes collapse, California cities and towns will plunge into bankruptcy

Property taxes are the primary revenue sources that keep cities financially afloat. Because cities can't print their own money like the Fed, they can't create money from nothing and spend it to run their corrupt fiefdoms.

Sure, cities can issue bonds, but those bonds have to be repaid. And you can't repay the bonds if you don't have the cash flow to do it. Cash flow comes from property taxes which will plummet. Do you see the problem here?

This situation is made far worse by the fact that many of California's cities and towns are already in a state of near-bankruptcy. The California lifestyle, led by delusional Democratic lawmakers who simply refuse to follow sustainable economics, has always been one of "consuming more than is sustainable." So California governments have been big spenders on social programs. But those social programs now exist as giant anchors around the necks of all California taxpayers, which is why California is one of the very worst tax states in the union.

As real estate valuations collapse, property taxes will fall. To make up the difference, California will refuse to cut social programs (because that would offend their entitlement voters) and instead will hike other forms of taxation to unprecedented levels. Business taxes, sales taxes and possibly even taxes on sunlight (solar taxes) will become the new norm as California desperately tries to stave off total financial collapse.

This, in turn, will cause an acceleration of the exodus of California taxpayers who finally conclude, "I'm outta here!" Many Californians have already realized they can move to places like Texas where taxes are low, real estate is relatively affordable, and the state isn't led by psychopathic socialists. (Sadly, Californians are now transforming Austin into another high-tax socialist police state with endless traffic jams and a corrupt city council, but that's another story.)

Home loan defaults will send banks careening toward bailouts

All this will cause a wave of home loan defaults across California, sending local banks into their own financial plunges, much like what we saw with the housing bubble crash. This, in turn, will necessitate banks sharply reducing lending to local businesses, denying capital for business expansion and stifling the future growth of the California economy.

Eventually, California's cash-strapped government will have no choice but to raid its own state pension funds while claiming it is "saving" them. When a California bureaucrat puts a gun to your head and says, "Give me half of everything you've saved," you're supposed to answer, "Yes sir! I'm happy to help bail out your corrupt socialist empire of debt with my life savings!"

But the far more dire reality is that as towns and cities go bankrupt, they will inevitably slash police and firefighting budgets. This will lead to an emboldening of the gangs that already dominate many areas of Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco, even while politicians running for office will absurdly claim how they're "tough on crime!"

Before long, Collapsifornia citizens will find themselves living in cities where police protection is practically non-existent. This is at the very same time that citizens are denied their right to self-defense by the same anti-gun socialist government that thrust them all into bankruptcy and crime in the first place. Dial 911 and die, in other words. Because your own state government is too broke to provide police protection, but also too corrupt to allow you to own a firearm to protect yourself.

So as the California drought really takes hold, its citizens will be headed for a brave new world with no water, no police, no pension and no future. Their homes will plummet in value, their agricultural hubs will be deserts, and their tax burden will be impossibly arduous. Under such circumstances, everyone who still has the resources to flee the state will do so, leaving behind the entitlement class who don't pay taxes at all and therefore will only drag the government into certain financial insolvency.

Could this be prevented?

But wait! I hear readers saying California could just desalinate ocean water and solve all this. After all, there's seemingly an unlimited volume of water right next door in the Pacific Ocean. Why can't we just use that?

If there's one thing California bureaucrats are really good at, it's promoting delusional thinking disguised as "optimism." So let's see how this would work:

Desalinating water requires enormous amounts of energy. And because there's no such thing yet as a fusion-powered desalination plant, you'd have to use coal power and natural gas to run them all. Fossil fuels emit carbon dioxide, the single most hated molecule in all of California. If you start desalinating ocean water with fossil fuel-generated electricity, you then have to equate water usage with a carbon footprint.

Suddenly, washing your car makes you an enemy of the planet. Even flushing your toilet might make you a criminal. Governor Brown recently stated that "people who take long showers" might be fined $500 or more, by the way, so it has already begun.

But if California seriously hopes to meet its water demands through the desalination of ocean water with coal- and gas-generated electricity, then California would become the greatest CO2 polluter in North America.

The Koch Brothers would laugh their heads off on that one. The "greening" of California with water would only be accomplished through the polluting of the world with fossil fuel emissions. With desalination, California would, in essence, be mocking itself by polluting the planet in order to make its own lawns, cemeteries and golf courses look artificially lush and green.

Fossil fuel-powered desalination turns out to be a really stupid idea. (But maybe they can pass a bill before anybody has a chance to read it, and thereby make it happen... who knows?)

Radioactive Fukushimafornia!

Okay, you say, so fossil fuel power is out the window. Why not use nuclear power?

Another awesome answer! Let's build Fukushima-style nuclear power plants on the coastline of California so that the next great tidal wave causes them all to go into nuclear fuel meltdown. Cesium-137 is good for you, didn't you know? And so is radioactive uranium and plutonium. After all, California is home to some of the world's most absurd biotech scientists who claim glyphosate and GMOs are good for you... why not add radioactive isotopes to their list, too?

Even if you could build nuclear power plants on the West Coast that were immune to meltdowns, it would take 10 - 20 years to build them. But California is running out of water starting NOW. The crisis has already begun...

How else could we solve the water crisis in California? I've heard all sorts of loony ideas, like, "Let's blanket the deserts with solar panels to power the desalination plants." People who come up with these ideas have never owned or run their own businesses, of course, so they don't have much familiarity with practical, real-world logistics. They engage in what I call "magical thinking" which involves coming up with an idea and believing it's real because you thought of it. This is what drives Hollywood, of course, which is why this sort of magical thinking is so prevalent. But solar panels are not movie scripts. They're physical objects that need a massive infrastructure to carry the power to where it's needed on the coast.

Solar panels are also made from some really dirty rare earth elements mined in China's ecologically disastrous mines. So before you can go "green" with solar, you first have to get dirty with a serving of eco-destruction and horrendous labor practices in a foreign land. The up-front costs of such an installation are daunting, too, running into the hundreds of billions of dollars for a large-scale power infrastructure that could power desalination plants (which are extremely energy-hungry).

Beyond this, the ideas for solving California's water problem tend to devolve into Pelosi-style fantasyland thinking, such as "Let's ask Iron Man to build a fusion reactor desalination plant. Isn't his lab on the California coast?" Sure it is! And the Iron Man suit somehow doesn't break every bone of Tony Stark's body when pulling 150 Gs with sudden landings on concrete. That's Hollywood magic for ya! Who needs logic when it all looks so real on the silver screen?

Drink your pee, double-stack your poo, and don't flush unless you really have to

Conservation can't solve the problem, either. This fantasy that Californians can achieve water sustainability by drinking their own recycled urine, taking really short showers, and shrinking their toilet flush tanks is pure hokum. It's also pretty gross, and it's thrusting California into a weird third-world status where people are going to be forced into confronting their own raw sewage because they've exceeded their "flush limit" for the day and don't want to go to jail. (Hint: Composting toilets will do huge business in California in the years ahead, because they use no water...)

The real water usage in the state is for agriculture and animal ranching. Unless you shut down the agriculture of the state, you're not really going to make much of a dent in its water appetite, no matter how many times you poo before flushing.

At the end of the day, I'm not sure that any sane person really wants to live in a bankrupt state that's dominated by criminal gangs and psychopathic socialist bureaucrats, where they have to drink their own recycled urine, double-stack their "number two's" in the toilet before flushing, and pay outrageous taxes just so the government can provide free services to illegal immigrants who outvote the legitimate taxpayers at every election. The water problem is just one sign of the far deeper problem that California is a state run by a corrupt class of elitist kleptocrats who are totally out of touch with reality and are driving the state into certain collapse.

Study this rainfall map before you decide where to go

Why is Austin such a hip destination these days? I mean, aside from the tattoos, dreadlocks, night life music scene and SXSW?

Here's why: If you look at the annual rainfall map of America, it doesn't take long to realize "Holy smokes! There's no water from San Diego all the way to Austin!"

Austin is the dividing line where the rainfall begins for the Southern USA. West of Austin, almost everything is desert or near-desert. East of Austin, you get enough rainfall to live off rainwater collection.

If you keep going East, you end up in Houston, where the humidity is suffocating and the waterways are full of alligators (that's not a metaphor, they really are full of alligators). And if you go very far North, you get freezing cold winters and deathly-hot summers, neither of which Californians are prepared to brave.

So they often end up in Austin, where there's just enough water to get by, but not any sort of horrible humidity, tornados, hurricanes or anything of the sort. The greatest natural disaster threat in Austin is called "Interstate 35," which is dotted with on-ramps and off-ramps that were designed by a madman high on crack.

You could also go to Alabama, but Alabama scares Californians. Louisiana scares Alabamans! Florida has hurricanes and Jeb Bush, and none of us is quite sure which is the greater disaster. So people just end up in Austin, which is rapidly becoming just like California, to the great shock and horror of real Texans who are surprisingly close to staging a revolt and declaring Texas its own sovereign nation. (I'm with Chuck Norris on this point, thank you!)

Those of us who feel at home in Texas are working hard to defend its culture and liberties against the onslaught of climate refugees leaving California. So please, to all those considering fleeing Collapsifornia, don't come to Austin unless you are pro-liberty, pro-Second Amendment and pro-patriotism for real America. Yes, we welcome your juice bars, organic farming, health food restaurants and abundant creativity, but we don't want the horrors of California's Big Government to be replicated here in Texas. We don't need any commies, socialists, American flag haters, veteran bashers and anti-gun kooks. If you come to Texas, respect Texas culture and enjoy the prosperity that comes from living in a state that isn't run by psychopathic control freaks who disarm their own populations and then enslave them with punitive taxes.

Texas, by the way, is about to legalize the open carry of pistols among citizens who have concealed carry licenses. This will make Texas the safest state in the union and will completely derail would-be terrorists, attackers and mass shooters. The last thing they want is an entire population of armed, determined citizens who are capable of shooting back. I can't wait to take a stroll down the sidewalk on North Lamar, right in front of the Whole Foods world headquarters, and observe citizens with loaded pistols on their hips, calmly going about their business. If this idea freaks you out, you can always choose cities where citizens are disarmed -- like Detroit or Chicago, the violent crime capitals of America, run entirely by Big Government kleptocrats who despise liberty and are particularly skilled at destroying prosperity.