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NEWS and OPINIONS by BILL STANLEY
California Complains About High Gasoline Prices
(19 Nov 2022) California crude oil production decreased from 579,000 barrels per day in 2009 to 342,000 in 2022. U.S. production increased from 5.14 million per day to 11.37 million. Importing oil from other states to be refined in California or importing gasoline costs money. (Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration)
Record 2.38 Million Illegal Aliens Detained In FY2022
(19 Nov 2022) In FY 2022, there were a record 2,378,944 illegal aliens encountered at the southern border plus 599,000 who avoided detention. (Sources: Customs and Border Protection, 22 Oct 2022 Fox News)
Companies Leaving California
(19 Nov 2022) 11 Fortune 1,000 companies left California during the last three years. (Source: 3 Nov 2022 NEWSMAX)
Fox News Beats MSNBC And CNN
(19 Nov 2022) During Sept, Fox News had more daily average viewers (1.48 million) than MSNBC (751,000) and CNN (533,000) combined. Fox News had the 13 most watched shows on cable news. (Source: 1 Nov 2022 Mediaite)
Record 1-Month Border Encounters
(18 Nov 2022) There were 230,678 (7441 per day) illegal-alien border encounters in Oct, a 1-month record another 64,000 (2065 per day) avoided detention. (Sources: Customs and Border Protection, 15 Nov 2022 FOX News)
Fox News Smashes CNN And MSNBC
(31 Oct 2022) On Oct 18, the 16 most watched cable-news programs by people 25 to 54 years old were on Fox News ... and 18 of the 19 most watched. Source: (18 Oct 2022 Nielsen Media Research)
Interest On National Debt Almost As Much As Military Spending
(30 Oct 2022) In FY 2022, the federal government received a record $4.9 trillion in revenue ($2.6 trillion in individual income taxes). Interest on the national debt was $718 billion, nearly as much as $727 billion in military spending. (Source: U.S. Treasury)
Student Learning Is Disaster
(29 Oct 2022) The 2022 high school graduating class had the lowest ACT average score (19.8) in 31 years 5th consecutive year of declines. The test sections (English, math, reading & science) were scored individually on a scale of 1 to 36 and an average was calculated. 22% of students met all 4 college readiness benchmarks and 42% met none of the benchmarks. What did you expect? There were no sections on social justice, critical race theory, social media, equity, cancel culture or gender identity. (Sources: 12 Oct 2022 ACT, 14 Oct Newsmax)
Conception May Be At Risk In The Future
(23 Oct 2022) The percentage of U.S. and European men with a sperm count above 15 million (value considered low by Mayo Clinic) decreased from 85 in the 200205 period to 79 in the 201417 period. The percentage lower than 5 million increased from 9 to 11.5. The average total testosterone for a man decreased from 605.39 in 1999-2000 to 451.22 in 2015-2016. A level of at least 300 is normal for a man. (Sources: American Urological Association, Scientific Congress of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, 12 Oct 2018 The Atlantic)
Tesla 3 Isnt Cheap
(23 Oct 2022) The least expensive Tesla (Model 3) MSRP plus mandatory delivery fee is $49,690. The range is 267 miles.
No Additional Water For Drought-Stricken California
(8 Oct 2022) In May, the California Coastal Commission voted 11-0 to reject a desalination plant near the town of Costa Mesa because of environmental concerns. Obviously, the water returned to the ocean has a higher concentration of salt in an extremely local area until it mixes with the rest of the oceans 71% of the earths surface. A plant down the coast in Carlsbad has been operating since 2015, approved before statewide desalination regulations went into effect. (Source: 12 May 2022 Reuters)
Who Buys EVs?
(8 Oct 2022) Apparently, liberals. Only 12.0% of people 18 and older live in liberal California, but 38.7% of EVs in U.S. are registered in the state.
Comparison Of MSRPs For Models Of Gasoline (And Hybrid) Cars (And SUVs), And EVs With The Most Sales
(7 Oct 2022) The model of gasoline / hybrid car or SUV with the most sales in Sept was Toyota RAV4 LE / Hybrid LE and the model of EV with the most sales was Tesla Y Performance / Long Range. The RAV4 MSRPs + shipping were $28,310 and $30,845. The Teslas were $69,190 and $71,190. The Toyota EPA ranges were 435 and 580 miles. The Teslas were 303 and 330 miles. All of these vehicles are compact.
265 Company Headquarters Leave California
(2 Oct 2022) 265 California companies moved their headquarters to other states from 1 Jan 2018 through 30 June 2021, including 74 in the first 6 months of 2021. (Source: Aug 2021 Stanford University Hoover Institution)
Californias Authoritarian Residential Solar Panel Requirement
(2 Oct 2022) New California houses, condos, townhouses and apartments up to 3 stories that obtain building permits starting 1 Jan 2020 are required to have solar panels based on the floor space and climate zone.
Electric Vehicles In Florida Emissions Not From Tailpipe, But Elsewhere
(1 Oct 2022) Sources of electricity in Florida: natural gas 73.9%, nuclear 11.5%, coal 7.5%, wind 0.0% capacity and 0.0% under construction. (Source: U.S Dept of Energy)
10 Unelected Authoritarian Bureaucrats Will Set Restaurant Wages And Increase Inflation
(1 Oct 2022) CA Gov. Newsome signed a bill that will raise the minimum wage to $22 an hour at all restaurant chains with 100 or more U.S. locations. The law also creates a Fast Food Council consisting of 10 members appointed by the Gov. and legislative leaders. The Council will dictate wages, working conditions and employee hours. Wages will automatically rise each year according to the Consumer Price Index. (Source: 8 Sept 2022 BlabberBuzz)
California Authoritarian Unelected Bureaucrats Ban Natural Gas To Heat Buildings And Water
(1 Oct 2022) The California Air Resources Board (14 members, 12 appointed by Democrat Governor Newsom) voted to ban the sale of new natural gas equipment to heat new and existing residential and commercial buildings, and water starting in 2030.
California DMV Accused Tesla Of False Statements About Autopilot and Full Self-Driving Technology
(1 Oct 2022) If the claims are found to be valid, Teslas licenses to make and sell cars in California could be revoked, and the company required to pay restitution. (Sources: 5 Aug 2022 Los Angeles Times, 18 Sept The Western Journal)
Government Subsidies To Elon Musks Companies
(18 Sept 2022) By May 2015, Elon Musk's companies (Tesla Motors, SolarCity & Space Exploration Technologies) had received $4.9 billion in government support (grants, tax breaks, factory construction, discounted loans & environmental credits that could be sold). Billions more have been received since then. (Source: 30 May 2015 LA Times)
2021 Homicides Per 100,000 Population
(18 Sept 2022) St. Louis 65, New Orleans 56, Detroit 49, El Salvador 83, Honduras 56, Venezuela 56. St. Louis 46% black, New Orleans 59%, Detroit 77%, U.S. 14%.