“Wild Dreams” – a dance of the California wildflowers Oil on Canvas 8 x 8 x .5 in, approx. 2018 The Artwork During Spring, nature is at its very best – the plants, the trees, the grass, everything turns colorful and reaches to its prettiest best. Wild Dreams displays glimpse of this delightful local scene. […]
Authorities have finally surrounded a Southern California wildfire that destroyed some 1,600 homes and other buildings and left three people dead. Fire officials announced Wednesday evening that the Woolsey Fire is 100 percent contained. The wind-whipped blaze erupted on Nov. 8 and spread destruction from Thousand Oaks to Malibu, west of Los Angeles. The winds…
By Chad Rhodes 11/18/2018
The California Conservation Corp is one agency that takes care of the forest management. Creating fire breaks, cleaning up the forest of old trees and dead debris. I don’t understand what happen to this great commodity we had in our youth.
Bruce Saito is leading the California Conservation Corps in its mission to protect and enhance California’s natural resources and communities. Perhaps the youth 18 to 25 years of age have other interests today and are not interested in joining the CCC.
Started September 7, 1976 The California Conservation Corps, or the CCC, is a department of the government of California, falling under the state cabinet-level California Resources Agency. The CCC is a work development program specifically for men and women between the ages of 18 to 25, offering work in environmental conservation, fire protection, land maintenance, and emergency response to natural disasters. Members of the CCC are referred to as “Corpsmembers”, and are paid minimum wage for their work.
There are many men and women from the CCC fighting the wild fires of California today.
By Chad Rhodes 11/18/2018
It is being reported by the ACLU that California Prisoners are being paid $1.45 a day…
Now the questions are coming forward about what is a fair wage for a prisoner?
ACLU is saying that the prisoners deserve a wage comparable to the firefighters. ACLU also states the prisoners deserve the rights that every hard working non-criminal citizens have.
Now I am not sure about you, but I think that is ludicrous. To actually imply that a citizen who has worked their entire life and keep their nose out of trouble does not deserve a better pay wage then a prisoner who is still incarcerated. To actually even imply that statement, let alone lobby for the rights of prisoners on this subject. Who are these people at the ACLU who keep churning along to get criminals better rights and benefits then our Veterans or Senior citizens have? Prisoners have more rights then most considering they are in prison for crimes they have committed.
Some tax payers of California say they should not have to pay them a dime. They should be working for all the housing, food and medical they are receiving.
That’s fine, I can see their reasoning. The California Tax payers Pay $75,563 a Year per prisoner. When you add it all up no wonder California is not flush financially.
Perhaps all states should be using their prisoner population for natural disaster recovery efforts.
My next set of questions are:
- How soon do you deploy the prisoners?
- At the onset of disaster?
- When the fire dies down?
- Or when the fire is so out of control you start to look at your resources?
- What has happened to the financial resources from Federal funds?
- Where and what was that money spent on?
- Why was it not spent on forest management?
Only Governor Jerry Brown would know these facts, since the money goes to each state directly. What happened to all the money collected from the lottery? And why wait so long to shift gears and break out every resource you have?
Governor Jerry Brown has been Governor of California since 2011. In 2012 was the first city to claim bankruptcy in California. Bankruptcy continues to take City by City to this day. Making California one of the poorest states, which was once one of the richest states.
GOD BLESS CALIFORNIA