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The New Derivatives Market in California Water: Disaster Natural Resources Capitalism at Work
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The New Derivatives Market in California Water: Disaster Natural Resources Capitalism at Work
December 17, 2020

I attended a rain dance 40 years ago in the Southwest. At the end of the 6-hour ceremony, it rained. My final memory of the event was a small, elderly lady chasing an immense clown, who had ritually molested her in the ceremony, beating him about the head and shoulders with an umbrella.

Forests as Carbon Preserves
October 27, 2020

Record temperatures across the West, including a record 121 degrees in southern California by Los Angeles. Massive wildfires charring millions of acres including record large blazes in Oregon, Colorado, Arizona, and California, with the smoke that spread across the entire West.

Forests as Carbon Preserves
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California: Boom, Boom, Out Go the Lights
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California: Boom, Boom, Out Go the Lights
August 23, 2020

Twenty years ago, California experienced its Electricity Crisis. Or, given current events (which will be the subject of what follows), may be known as the First Electricity Crisis. The problem in 2000-2001 was, in the main, a problem of insufficient generation, caused by a variety of factors.

In the War for Social Justice, Academic Freedom Is an Early Casualty
June 14, 2020

In the war for social justice, academic freedom is an early casualty. Consider the plight of UCLA Accounting Professor Gordon Klein.

In the War for Social Justice, Academic Freedom Is an Early Casualty
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7 Ways the DNC Will Use Contact Tracers for Biden’s Campaign to Oust Trump
May 26, 2020

The upcoming election will be the most unusual in American history and could result in a chain of extra-legal, extra-parliamentary grass-roots violence.

‘Calexit’ May Be a Long Way Off, but Balkanization Won’t Be
April 28, 2020

California has already begun to erase the distinction between resident and citizen. It allows non-citizens (both legal and illegal residents) to vote in some local elections, to serve on state government boards and committees, and to receive state-based coronavirus relief funds.

‘Calexit’ May Be a Long Way Off, but Balkanization Won’t Be
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Why America Is Cracking Up
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Why America Is Cracking Up
April 28, 2020

The blow from the coronavirus revealed lines of fracture that divide New York from California, and New York State from New York City. And these were deadlier than the wrangling between the Trump administration and state governors over availability of ventilators, timing of economic closure and opening and emergency funding.

Coronavirus Color-Revolution: California Declares Nation Statehood as Trump Moves to Quell ‘Mutiny on the Bounty’
April 24, 2020

How could such a potentially foreign-backed project like California (or Texas) seceding from the United States operate under the radar screen of the NSA?

Coronavirus Color-Revolution: California Declares Nation Statehood as Trump Moves to Quell ‘Mutiny on the Bounty’
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