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Sunday, May 13, 2012

California — the Canary in America's Coal Mine

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Animal Sentinels

Detection of toxic gases:

“The classic example of animals serving as sentinels is the "canary in the coal mine". Well into the 20th century, coal miners in the United Kingdom and the United States brought canaries into coal mines as an early-warning signal for toxic gases […] ”
— From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Related source » California budget deficit has swelled to $16 billion, governor says: 'via Blog this'
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“SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California's budget deficit has swelled to a projected $16 billion — much larger than had been predicted just months ago -- and will force severe cuts to schools and public safety if voters fail to approve tax increases in November, Gov. Jerry Brown said Saturday.”
— Published May 13, 2012 (Associated Press)

Related source » Works and Days » Change—and Some Hope: 'via Blog this'
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“In the last few months some disturbing statistics made the news about California. We now have about nine million residents who were not born in the U.S — or one of every four Californians. In recent public school science-testing, California school students ranked 47th in the nation. That’s the scientific reality beneath the thin tony veneer of Apple, Facebook, and Google elites. And of the last ten million persons added to California’s population, seven million of them are now on Medicaid. In that same last twenty years the number of new tax filers (150,000) was almost matched by the number of new prison inmates (115,000). […] Now and then, you can almost catch glimpses of greatness again. Were the borders to close, were integration and assimilation to catch up, were we to unleash the entrepreneurs in farming, oil, and minerals, then these isolated spots of prosperity would spread and turn the desert green. Even a Jerry Brown, the California legislature, the Berkeley professor, or the Santa Cruz activist could not stop the prosperity. […] [Obama] has framed the 2012 election as a conflict of visions unlike any of our time. It’s our choice now, no excuses, no one left to blame. Change is coming, and with it, hope. This week I saw a ray of sunshine amid the clouds.”
— Victor Davis Hanson, May 12, 2012 (

My fellow Americans — wake up and smell the gas of toxic liberalism! On November 6, 2012, vote the liberal bums out, before California's "progressive" toxicity infects the entire Nation.

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