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  1. California Set to Seize 1,100 Miles of Coastline

    The California Coastal Commission is set to empower local government to take thousands of properties through Eminent Domain along 1,100 miles of coastline to prepare for sea level rise.
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    Despite California being battered by 4-8 inches of torrential rain and flooding from an El Niño weather cycle, E&E News reported that the State of California in late January will authorize eminent domain authority for local jurisdictions to implement a "managed retreat" policy that will allow taking and demolishing coastal homes and businesses.
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    The California Coastal Commission circulated an 87-page "Draft Residential Adaptation Guidance" in March regarding how communities could proactively address sea level rise impacts through Local Coastal Programs (LCPs). Although the CCC draft did not adopt specific retreat guidance, the California Special Districts magazine expects that the CCC will predict a sea level rise of 2.5-5.5 feet and the elimination of 31-67 percent of Southern California beaches by the year 2100.
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    CCC retreat guidance is expected to also entail dismantling and relocating of dozens of wastewater treatment and power plants; 250 miles of highway; 1,500 miles of roads; and 110 miles of railways, according to the latest California Special Districts magazine.
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    The CCC does not have the direct power to condemn properties, but under the California Coastal Act, it can task the local cities and counties with coastal zone land use rules for maintaining minimum beach width. The CCC has enormous practical power, since directive language must be recorded in property deeds and disclosed to future buyers.
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    CCC proposed guidance for the first time would prioritize local entities condemning and taking private homes and businesses to protect shoreline wildlife from "coastal squeeze" caused by retaining walls and other fixed development preventing "landward migration of the beach that would have otherwise occurred."
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    Nossaman's Eminent Domain and Valuation Group, which provides lawyers for valuation disputes between public agencies, landowners, and businesses, stated that California eminent domain "regulatory taking" requires paying owners fair compensation based on:
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    “(1) the economic impact of the regulation on the claimant; (2) the extent to which the regulation has interfered with the claimant's reasonable, distinct investment-backed expectations; and (3) the character of the government action.”
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    But Nossaman warned that CCC issuing retreat guidance has the potential to negatively impact coastal property values due to "precondemnation damages" associated with the risk that properties could be taken through eminent domain any time over the next 80 years.
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    Many coastal homeowners have scoffed at the idea that California's cities that suffer from huge indebtedness and underfunded pension liabilities will have the financial capability to pay the big bucks to take many coastal properties under eminent domain.
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    But Nossaman expects that the California Coastal Commission's guidance will allow local jurisdictions to fund the cost of using eminent domain to manage their retreat by "buying the homes and then renting them out until they're damaged."
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    The supposedly settled science that climate change is melting the poles and causing massive sea level rise has come under severe scientific scrutiny over the last few years. The doomsday models of climate change scientists are having a difficult time explaining why the European Alps are currently experiencing the heaviest snowfall in 100 years, the Arctic polar bear population is increasing, and the Greenland ice sheet just grew to its sixth highest surface mass on record.
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    California's politics has been dominated by what the Public Policy Institute of California coined as the coastal-inland divide, with the coastal elites voting Democratic and the inland lower-middle-class areas voting Republican.
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    It will be interesting to see how coastal progressive elites respond to having their beachfront homes taken through eminent domain, to be then profitably rented out for big bucks by their local government.
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    Links to documents are in the orginal article:
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    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog...coastline.html
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  3. This (republican) crisis... that (democrat) crisis... there always seems to be a “crisis”.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProudAmericanFirst View Post
    This (republican) crisis... that (democrat) crisis... there always seems to be a “crisis”.
    Not where I live..... and work..... and play. Well, at least not general crisis. Specifically though, I injured my left hand while cleaning up storm damage and have to have surgery on it on the 13th. But as is usually the case for us, bad things have a way of bringing on good things. Yesterday we had a guy come out to estimate clearing some still-standing, but heavily-leaning trees, as well as the stuff laying on the ground that I couldn't get to after the injury. First thing the guy says walking up the driveway towards the garage was, "Is that a Road King?" He was referring to my old bike that I've been trying to sell since getting a new(er) one. I said yeah, and it's for sale too. Guess he took a mental note and as we were walking through all the 20 some-odd trees he'll have to deal with, had in his mind that we might be able to affect a trade, because when we got back to the garage to discuss his estimate, his price was about $1000 bucks less than what I was asking for the bike, so I took a chance and said, "If we added another $1000 bucks worth of landscaping, would you consider a trade for the bike?" Without missing a beat, he said, "I could do that!" So crisis averted all the way around. I killed two birds with one Road King! HA! Now I'll have a place to park my new(er) bike and get my Ford Exploder back inside the garage, so another crisis of space averted to boot.

    But man, I get what you're sayin'. Everybody's tearin' their hair out over some "crisis" or another. I guess I'm just gettin' boring in my old age, because most of it I couldn't give two chits about. The new pro-baby-killing laws weigh kinda heavy on my mind, but it ain't happening here in Bamania, so there ain't much I can do about it except pray, and I do my fair share of that already. I left CA because I concluded three or four decades ago that California's gonna do whatever California's gonna do. Nothin' I think, say or do was ever gonna make a lick of difference. What I think, say and do here makes all the difference, as I am the benevolent dictator of Dead Cell Holler. 😎

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    No one has ever heard me say that I "hate" cops, because I don't. This is why I will never trust one again though: You just never know...

  5. Quote Originally Posted by BluesStringer View Post
    Not where I live..... and work..... and play. Well, at least not general crisis. Specifically though, I injured my left hand while cleaning up storm damage and have to have surgery on it on the 13th. But as is usually the case for us, bad things have a way of bringing on good things. Yesterday we had a guy come out to estimate clearing some still-standing, but heavily-leaning trees, as well as the stuff laying on the ground that I couldn't get to after the injury. First thing the guy says walking up the driveway towards the garage was, "Is that a Road King?" He was referring to my old bike that I've been trying to sell since getting a new(er) one. I said yeah, and it's for sale too. Guess he took a mental note and as we were walking through all the 20 some-odd trees he'll have to deal with, had in his mind that we might be able to affect a trade, because when we got back to the garage to discuss his estimate, his price was about $1000 bucks less than what I was asking for the bike, so I took a chance and said, "If we added another $1000 bucks worth of landscaping, would you consider a trade for the bike?" Without missing a beat, he said, "I could do that!" So crisis averted all the way around. I killed two birds with one Road King! HA! Now I'll have a place to park my new(er) bike and get my Ford Exploder back inside the garage, so another crisis of space averted to boot.

    But man, I get what you're sayin'. Everybody's tearin' their hair out over some "crisis" or another. I guess I'm just gettin' boring in my old age, because most of it I couldn't give two chits about. The new pro-baby-killing laws weigh kinda heavy on my mind, but it ain't happening here in Bamania, so there ain't much I can do about it except pray, and I do my fair share of that already. I left CA because I concluded three or four decades ago that California's gonna do whatever California's gonna do. Nothin' I think, say or do was ever gonna make a lick of difference. What I think, say and do here makes all the difference, as I am the benevolent dictator of Dead Cell Holler. California Set to Seize 1,100 Miles of Coastline

    Blues
    Congrats on the barter for your old sled. Worked out for everybody.

    We've discussed CA laws a few times so here's a video of a guy trying to get his CC permit in Torrance, CA. It's pretty much over for that state.



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    Quote Originally Posted by niceshootintex View Post
    Congrats on the barter for your old sled. Worked out for everybody.

    We've discussed CA laws a few times so here's a video of a guy trying to get his CC permit in Torrance, CA. It's pretty much over for that state.



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    Yeah, I subscribe to Onus News Service, as well as most of the other SoCal video auditors/activists. Onus and Tom Zebra especially are like watching old home week for me. The cop-shop Onus was in in that vid was about a mile from the last house we lived in before we left. LauraShark and Ida Foxy Queen also do a lot of vids in and around my old stompin' grounds. Onus is one of the best anywhere (SoCal or otherwise) at showing how much of a meat grinder it can be to get cops to follow their own rules. Obviously, he was chewed up and spit out in that video, but some of his complaints actually result in firings and/or discipline. He's really good at what he does.

    I just flashed on the fact that the last ticket I got in SoCal was for open pipes on a Softail I had. It's just a fix-it ticket, or at least it was back then, so I put the shortest baffle I could find in each pipe, took it down to that same cop-shop, revved it up for the desk Sargent, he begrudgingly signed off on the "fix," took the bike back home and immediately took the baffles back out, and as it happens, those same baffles are out in my garage in my toolbox to this day, even though I sold the bike close to 30 years ago before we left. LOL Up until a couple or three weeks ago, the Road King was the quietest bike I've ever owned, but the Street Glide took over that distinction. Hmm..... Gonna have to see what I can do about that without spending a bunch of money. Maybe a couple of shorty baffles? Maybe.......

    Blues
    No one has ever heard me say that I "hate" cops, because I don't. This is why I will never trust one again though: You just never know...

  7. Quote Originally Posted by niceshootintex View Post
    Congrats on the barter for your old sled. Worked out for everybody.

    We've discussed CA laws a few times so here's a video of a guy trying to get his CC permit in Torrance, CA. It's pretty much over for that state.
    Likewise, congrats on the upgrade, Blues. I’m heading to East Coast Sturgis again on the big ‘ol Indian, perhaps if you roll out that way... let me know. We hang down at the pond sipping cold ones, then head up to the Finger Lakes to take in the beauty.

    Yeah, Cali is pretty much a wrap, Tex. That “politeness” wouldn’t fly here in these parts, I’m sure you saw you the video. After the rally was over, folks still went down to the office every day that week wanting to hang heads lol.

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