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Posted on February 18 at 6:20 p.m.
California Penal Code
(a) (1) Every person who, except in self-defense, in the presence of any other person, draws or exhibits any deadly weapon whatsoever, other than a firearm, in a rude, angry, or threatening manner, or who in any manner, unlawfully uses a deadly weapon other than a firearm in any fight or quarrel is guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by imprisonment in a county jail for not less than 30 days.
(2) Every person who, except in self-defense, in the presence of any other person, draws or exhibits any firearm, whether loaded or unloaded, in a rude, angry, or threatening manner, or who in any manner, unlawfully uses a firearm in any fight or quarrel is punishable as follows:
(A) If the violation occurs in a public place and the firearm is a pistol, revolver, or other firearm capable of being concealed upon the person, by imprisonment in a county jail for not less than three months and not more than one year, by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by both that fine and imprisonment.
(B) In all cases other than that set forth in subparagraph (A), a misdemeanor, punishable by imprisonment in a county jail for not less than three months.
(b) Every person who, except in self-defense, in the presence of any other person, draws or exhibits any loaded firearm in a rude, angry, or threatening manner, or who, in any manner, unlawfully uses any loaded firearm in any fight or quarrel upon the grounds of any day care center, as defined in Section 1596.76 of the Health and Safety Code, or any facility where programs, including day care programs or recreational programs, are being conducted for persons under 18 years of age, including programs conducted by a nonprofit organization, during the hours in which the center or facility is open for use, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for 16 months, or two or three years, or by imprisonment in a county jail for not less than three months, nor more than one year.
(c) Every person who, in the immediate presence of a peace officer, draws or exhibits any firearm, whether loaded or unloaded, in a rude, angry, or threatening manner, and who knows, or reasonably should know, by the officer's uniformed appearance or other action of identification by the officer, that he or she is a peace officer engaged in the performance of his or her duties, and that peace officer is engaged in the performance of his or her duties, shall be punished by imprisonment in a county jail for not less than nine months and not to exceed one year, or in the state prison for 16 months, or two or three years.
On Man with Gun Arrested on De La Vina Street
Posted on February 15 at 10:27 a.m.
My Grandfather smoked for 40 years and quit in the early 60's cold turkey, when the first health advisories were issued, he died at 92. My Father smoked 4 packs a day for 40 years, quit in the 1980's cold turkey. My Grandfather and Father both drank two drinks every night of their adult lives. Grandfather and Father both died of the surgical complications from a broken hip.
My best friend died one month after his 51st birthday of lung cancer, he was a heavy smoker.
Tobacco/Booze is bad for the vast majority of people, that is a given, but genetically some seem to get a pass. The delta-34 gene gave carriers a free pass from the Black Death.
As a Society I fear the "Public Safety" mantra is being pushed to extremes.
Now they want to tax/ban soft drinks and fast food.
Sure HFCS is bad for you, so limit your intake.
E-cancer sticks seem to be a good way for people to enjoy nicotine without bothering others, second hand smoke is just bad.
Trying to regulate every single minutia of human behavior for a Utopian Dream is a lesson in futility.
Warren Zevon said, "Life will kill you", it sure killed him.
Many States regulate bars much more severely than California, a good idea.
Reasonable Regulation is a slippery slope, depends on who is doing the reasoning.
I don't smoke, secondhand smoke makes me ill, I don't gamble, I do enjoy booze in the comfort of my own home, I do eat fast food but very rarely.
Once we taught Self Actualization, Character Building, Social Responsibility and Critical Thinking rather than Be the Sheep.
I would propose most of the Society's ill's are a direct result of what our schools are teaching.
Binge drinking, in my opinion, is the result of the hoplessness the young feel over the massive debt their Grandparents and Parents have put on their backs. Definitely needs to be a Constitutional Amendment that commands each generation to pay it's own bills and not saddle the next with it.
I always liked the Peggy Lee song, " If thats all their is, then lets go dancing, break out the booze and have a ball"
I would binge drink too if I had a $100,000.00 debt around my neck at birth.
On Hooked on Nicotine
Posted on February 15 at 9:23 a.m.
Good job Ladies. Condolences to the drivers family, RIP.
On Passengers Steer Bus to Safety After Driver Dies at the Wheel
Posted on February 14 at 12:42 p.m.
"Speculation that the wholesale die-offs are being caused by radioactive fallout from the Fukushima nuclear power plant meltdown has been brought up a number of times by those outside the scientific community, but there appears to be no basis for that hypothesis, Blancette explained. “It’s safe to say that’s not a concern at this point,” she said."
So my question would be, Has anyone taken healthy Stars in a controled environment and exposed them to the same type of radiation leaked from the melted reactors, or is the theory just dismissed because they don't want to think about it?
Mexican Tuna are all showing increased radiation of the type from the melted reactor.
A simple lab test would dismiss the radiation theory.
On Wasting Syndrome Wiping out Santa Barbara Sea Stars
Posted on February 3 at 10:08 a.m.
For every gallon of drinking water made by desalination you have another gallon of heavy brine to dispose of, dump enough of it back into the ocean and you create major problems, but of course out of sight, out of mind. No free lunch from desalination.
On 'Mega-Drought' Looms
Posted on February 3 at 10:01 a.m.
This article discusses that White Europeans are genetic hybrids and Africans are not.
I am not skilled in genetics and have no idea if this article has validity.
It is interesting.
On When White Is 'Normal'
Posted on February 3 at 9:56 a.m.
Small correction, the Chinese may be building Destroyers but it is the Aircraft Carriers with their planes that pose the biggest risk as the big three compete for the last of the resources of the planet. This is not unlike the period of time between WWI and WWII, nations looking to take resources by force. As you pointed out this behavior has been going on since the beginning and even takes place in faraway places such as the deep Amazon jungle.
It is also mentioned that Japan and India may have Carriers coming online.
Posted on February 2 at 9:22 a.m.
Who cares, law-abiding tax-paying Citizens, the People , that are entrapped by ambiguous signs.
Abusing under Color of Authority is not only illegal but immoral. Parking Restriction signs that are gibberish to the point that the Common Man is not able to discern their meaning, the People care.
Government serves the People, read the Constitution, so it is incumbent on Government to speak with the precision that the Common Citizen understands so they can follow the directions.
Those signs in the tourist/hotel zone, we have to Warn out of town guests about the SCAM.
On Parking Ticket System to Be Studied
Posted on February 1 at 10:16 a.m.
Martin Luther King taught, "Judge another by the Content of their Character".
In my opinion everything else is moot.
I does not matter their color, religious, gender, or cultural preference or anything else about them, just their Character.
This message gets pushed aside and devolves quickly back into race, religious, gender and cultural preference, especially in the media and academia.
So what is Character, how do we define it.
Is it treating everyone as we would like to be treated? Is, it your word is your bond?
Is it, say what you do and do what you say? What is Character?
What philosophical enlightenment gleaned over the ages makes up Character? Is character holding open a door for others, stopping so another can cross the street or parking lot, just seconds to do so.
As a survivor of the public educational system, I have been subjected to all kinds of gibberish but not one ever talked about Character and the Moral and Ethical tenents of living one's life.
The question should be, "What is your Character, What do you as an Individual do on a daily basis in your interaction with the World"?
Of course for the miss guided collectivist members of academia the idea of an Sentient Individuals is aberrant.
Is philosophical thought just to close to the R word, religion, that the statists dare not go there?
At some point the R word comes up, whether it be Christ, Mohammed, Buddha, Bahá'í etc, ideas beyond the State.
Remember MLK was a religious man and I am sure Character is his mind revolved around moral and ethical tenants of each Individual.
So education Fails to teach the basic message of Martin Luther King, "What is your Character" and still continues to play the childish game of color.
Posted on February 1 at 9:16 a.m.
Bravo to the above comments!!!
I would go further, the State is overpopulated not just our county and all the laws passed by the Legislature that imposed building requirements on the counties be Repealed.
What we need is a building Moratorium State Wide.
Biology 101, as stated by Ibsaltzman, "Land has a carrying capacity and we have clearly exceeded it".
Building in Palmdale/Lancaster, Moreno Valley, Victorville, Coachella Valley etc, were it takes the equivalent of 60" of yearly rainfall for a green lawn is the definition of Insanity and a clear waste of water.
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