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December 8, 2010 #;alifornia Commentary Forbidden Speech by Jon Coupal Philosophers have pondered and debated the question of "what is true?" for eons. Now, thanks to the bureaucrats at the California Air Resources Board (CARB), we have our answer: The truth is whatever CARB says it is, and those who utter forbidden opinions to the contrary will be punished. Sounding like something from George Orwell, CARB is poised to adopt a regulation that literally "forbids" and "penalizes" opposing views. The resolution, which CARB dubs, "prohibition on false statements," is frightening in that it would actually sanction communications to the agency during hearings or in the presentation of studies that CARB disagrees with. Apparently, CARB's legal staff missed that whole bit on the First Amendment. In America, we don't jail people for making "counter-revolutionary statements." Not surprisingly, it is usually the crackpot dictator forbidding dissent who plays fast and loose with the truth. CARB's regulations which have so devastated the trucking industry were based on a discredited report by a "Dr." Hien Tran, a CARB researcher who mail ordered his PhD from a phony university. However, even when it was discovered that Hien Tran had falsified his qualifications, CARB refused to fire him and stood by his study- a study that now even CARB itself admits overestimated pollution by more than 300%. If you are waiting for CARB to apply its new proposed rule to itself, don't hold your breath. That CARB seeks to squelch dissent before it even begins is not surprising. In the wake of Prop 23's defeat,CARB is chafing at the bit to fully implement California's one-of-a-kind "global warming solution" law known as AB 32. The last thing the agency wants is to have to contend with contrary views about complex issues - notwithstanding the fact that the so-called "consensus" on climate change has become much less of a consensus since the days of AI Gore. Moreover, it is not just the science of climate change to which CARB has an allergic reaction to competing views. In attempting to measure the true cost of AB 32 on California's economy, any suggestion that R.ED. "green jobs" won't be the miracle cure claimed by CARB and the investors behind Green Tech will be met with a reaction similar to that of a vampire to a crucifix. Despite its lack of economic expertise, CARB and its allies are committed to a vision of California unhinged from reality. They believe that imposing price hikes during a recession will lead to this new "green jobs" economy. But that myth has already started to unravel with the closure of model green business, Solyndra's first factory. Solyndra, a solar panel manufacturer, had once been hailed by the CARB cheering section as an example of many more green manufacturers to come. Yet despite hundreds of millions in subsidies and the support of the Governor and President Obama, the Solyndra closure illustrates how even green manufacturers have difficulty competing under our state's crushing burden of high taxes and endless red tape. The important question here is whether an effort by credible economists, taxpayers, consumers or business interests to inform CARB that price increases during a recession are bad for the economy will be met with "penalties" for failing to line up with the "truth" as decreed by CARB. CARB's Chairwoman, Mary Nichols, is now proceeding "full speed ahead" with AB 32 implementation, effectively flooring the accelerator as she and her agency drive our economy over the cliff. "Forbidding" people from saying this may not be a good idea right now is the equivalent of Mary Nichols putting her hands on her ears and saying "la la la I can't hear you la la la," as taxpayers and business owners scream that she stop. [Final note: The first hearing on CARB's proposed regulation was scheduled for December 1st. According to CARB's website, the hearing has now been postponed until next year. Moreover, the proposed regulation providing for "penalties" for false information has been removed from CARB's website.] Jon Coupal is president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association -- California's largest grass-roots taxpayer organization dedicated to the protection of Proposition 13 and the advancement of taxpayers' rights. by Mike Marland Week y SUDOKU by Linda Thistle 4 9 6 2 1 8 6 6 8 1 5 7 3 9 4 , 2 4 286 5 6 6 1 7 9 3 8 4 7 Place a number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each small 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine. DIFFICULTY THIS WEEK: * * * * Moderate ** Challenging * * * HOO BOY! 2010 King Features Synd., Inc. As Heard On The Streets Of Julian by Eric Stamets Uses For Drugs (I mean pharmaceuticals) In my treatment over the last four years I have been given prescriptiOns for many pills and liquids. Sometimes I had to take 40 pills a day. Naturally I have picked up a lot of information on prescribed drugs that I never thought I would and with the onslaught of TV ads for drugs helping people jog through the woods and going canoeing without urinating in the river, I definitely know that the average person needs help in finding what does what, especially since the last general practitioner I went to had never heard of some of the pills I was taking and I had to fill him in. These are all actual pharmaceutical names, but I don't take all of them. First you must know that almost all medications have at least two or more names- one is a trendy sounding brand name and the other is an abbreviated chemical name. You can sometimes get a feel for what the pill is for from the brand name but not at all from the chemical name. No one tries use the full correct chemical name except the person who wrote the approval application for the FDA. For instance ALDARA (also known as ZYCLARA and BESELNA depending on who makes it) is also imiquimod, which I thought was an Indian tribe that had a large casino somewhere back east and the full chemical name is 3-(2-methylpropyl)- 3,5,8-triazatricyclo[,6] t rid eca-1 (9), 2 (6), 4,7,1 0,12- hexaen-7-amine or for short, -isobutyl-I H-imidazo[4,5-c] quinolin-4-amine. The ones getting the biggest play on TV are CIALIS, which is a pill you take before going to see Alice and VIAGRA which is a joining of the first two letters in the Latin word for "life" and the first two syllables of the word "aggravation". That means it is meant to cure an aggravated life. EPIDUO must be an epidural used only if you are having twins. SOLARAZE is obviously for sunburn and REMODULIN can be used with great success remodeling your entire old, tired body and leave you with beautiful new polished granite kidney stones. FABRAZYME has got to be for people whose sweat dissolves their clothing. SUBUTEX was a great hi-tech discovery because if you find that you have accidentally run out of your required medication, it can be used as a substitute until you can get to the pharmacy and wait (take a SUBUTEX with you to the pharmacy in case the wait is continued on page 15 The Julian News 13 HOMES, CABINS, LAND. RENTALS. PROPERT MANAGEMENT. VACATION RENTALS 2019 Main Street 760-765-0111 We are right next to the Bank! 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Known as the Julian Feed Store. This commercial site has endless possibilities for your business. Proposed building site for an additional 1300 sq.ft, bldg. For more details and maps, please contact Sheryll Strickland at 760- 765-0111 or 760-604-2226[ce11] REDUCED TO $ 729,000 :;t00ange BUT00TRUE It was comedian-turned-U.S. Senator AI Franken who made the following sage observation: "Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from." Those who study such things say that 1 percent of the world's lizard species have no males. The females reproduce by parthenogenesis, which produces offspring that are clones of their mothers. Amazon's Kindle, Barnes and Nobie's Nook, Sony's eReader -- it seems that everywhere you look these days people are reading onscreen. You may not realize, however, just how long digital books have been around. The first e-book was manually typed into a King Crossword m 10 11 DOWN 1 Poetic tributes 2 Luau entertain- ment 3 Mid-May honorees 4 Watch Junior 5 "Entourage" character 6 Part of RSVP 26 27 48 49 I __L-_ ! __L___ neighbor 35 Ignored the 17 Automaton, alarm for short 38 Fleecy 19 Scale 40 HHS division member 42 Wall climber 22 Uppity one 45 Taj Mahal 23 One city majoring in 47 Smooth-talk farming ing 25 BLT 48 Facility enhancer 49 A few 26 Satan's 50 Cranberry specialty territory 27 Transmit 51 Altar 28 "Poppy- affirmative cock!" 52 Roman 52 29 Bygone 53 Acorn Peruvian creator 30 Crazy sort 54 Blackbird 31 Polio vaccine discoverer Synd., Inc. 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According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, if you're like the average American, you drink 22.7 gallons of coffee every year. The surprising thing about that statistic isn't how much it is, though -- it's how little. It seems that in the 1940s, Americans were drinking twice that amount of java. If you look at the innards of a Boeing 747 airplane, you'll find a whopping 171 miles of wiring. If you consider surface area covered rather than population, the world's largest city is in Inner Mongolia, where Hulunbuir covers more than 160,000 square miles. Thought for the Day: "Human beings are perhaps never more frightening than when they are convinced beyond doubt that they are right." -- Laurens Van der Post (c) 2010 King Features Synd., Inc. 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