Molossia: Nation Building on a Tiny Scale

The west has a long tradition of enjoying the eccentricities of oddball characters - people like Joshua Norton, who declared himself Emperor of the United States in 1859 and was treated with honors by san Francisco citizens for the rest of his life.   There’s even a movement today to name the bay bridge for …

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Dump a Plan Just Because Trump Supports It? Really?

Sometimes I wish I lived in San Francisco just so I could move away from it.  A whole lot of strange thinking comes out of that town. The Board of Supervisors of San Francisco threw a temper tantrum last week, and are trying to cut off their nose to spite their face.  They chose to …

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The Root of California’s Water Woes

  We all know water is a big problem in California.  It becomes very complex - but the root of the problem is simple:  most of the water in California falls on the northwestern third of the state, and the vast majority of the people and agriculture are far away.  There are no natural delivery …

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