AB 208, Bigelow. Vehicles: highway: lane use.
Existing law (2015) requires, on a 2-lane highway where passing is
unsafe due to specified reasons, *a slow-moving vehicle* behind
which 5 or more vehicles are formed in a line to turn off the roadway
at the nearest place designed as a turnout or wherever sufficient
area of a safe turnout exists in order to permit the vehicles
following it to proceed.
This bill (2016) requires, on a 2-lane highway where passing is
unsafe due to specified reasons, *any vehicle* proceeding upon
the highway at a speed less than the *normal speed of traffic*
moving in the same direction at that time, behind which 5 or more
vehicles are formed in line, to turn off the roadway at the
nearest place designated as a turnout or wherever sufficient area
for a safe turnout exists.
"slow moving" vs "any vehicle at less than normal speed"
This relates to anyone pulled over where the cellphone is confiscated.
This year, the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act goes
into effect. CalECPA requires police to get a warrant before searching
your electronic devices. It will be up to a judge to decide if police
have probable cause to access your devices, location information and
Hoverboard legislation starts January 1st, 2016.
AB 604 defines a hoverboard as an "electrically motorized board"
which means riders must be 16 or older and wear a helmet while riding.
The law also restricts use to specially designated bikeways or highways,
which means hoverboards are no longer legal in public places.
California law enforcement is expanding the already much
abused Amber Alert program (DON'T FLUSH TOILETS WHILE DRIVING!)
with a few new typically Californian wacko variations in 2016
(just like the already wacko five legally binding colors for curbs)
The first idiotic new alert is a 'Yellow Alert' which will go
out on highway message boards with hit-and-run suspect vehicle
The second idiotic new alert is a "Silver Alert', which will
go out on highway message boards when a person 65 or older
Upcoming for next year ... White Alerts - warning when children
don't brush their teeth or boys don't wash behind their ears!
Another new crime!
It's already illegal for car drivers, but if you're on a bicycle,
it's now illegal to use a headset, earplugs or earbuds in both
ears while operating your bicycle.
It's in there - buried deep down within the wholly unrelated crap.
(11) Existing law prohibits a person operating a motor vehicle or a
bicycle from wearing a headset covering both ears, or from wearing earplugs
in both ears, subject to certain exceptions.
This bill would also prohibit wearing earphones covering, resting on,
or inserted in, both ears. Because a violation of these provisions would
be a crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
The always wacko state of California had to make a (temporary) law
so as to NOT charge tolls for pedestrians on bridges!
AB 40 keeps toll bridges free for pedestrians and bicyclists
but only until 2021, so hurry up!
Just to prove that the state is filled with wackos, starting
January 1st, 2016, California DMV offices will begin issuing
driver's licenses to people in the country *illegally*.
Under AB 60, applicants must prove who they are, that they
live in California and, surprisingly for California, they
must also pass a driving test.
A new law will also provide access to auto insurance.
DMV officials say they expect about 1.4 million *illegal*
cheaters to apply for a driver's license in the first three
I don't think issuing Cali drivers license to illegals will attract
many illegals. That would mean they would have to get legal and buy
insurance or have their ride confiscated and them jailed for no
insurance. You can't jail the buggers because of being in country
illegally, so off they go....on foot.
It certainly was, starting a little after the recession started.
Now that the recession is pretty much over, I would think things
could reverse again, although of course they have to make it into the
country again. No small feat.
I don't know but I don't think the Central American numbers are as
great as the Mexican.
I've heard that when NAFTA was passed, the North American Free Trade
Act, it cost some/quite a few Americans their manufacturing jobs as
Mexicans did it cheaper, but the corn farms in the midwest with their
enormously efficient farm machinery could raise corn a lot cheaper,
and this stopped 10's of thousands of Mexicans from making a living on
the small farms they owned or worked, and that that's why there was
such a burst of Mexicans entering the US after NAFTA.
Googling, these, written in 2014 and 2012, says that very thing:
Yup. And then the push for ethanol raised the price of corn -- and of
tortillas, a major source of protein in the diet of poor Mexicans.
Thank you, George H. w. Bush, Clinton, George W. Bush, obama, et al.
Masa harina, the flour used for tortillas, is a slight improvement. The
dent corn is processed with slaked lime, freeing up the niacin, similar
BigAg likes their corn too. You'd have to go back to Earl Butz to see
the turnaround in US agricultural policy that radically increased corn
production in an attempt to keep food cheap.
It's a strange article. He makes it sound like Mexican tortillas are
made from wheat flour and he's trying something new. Mexican
tortillas have been made from corn for 100's of years, if not forever.
They didn't invent heart disease and there's evidence it has nothing
to do with diet.
As luck woudl have it, I got my first prescription for Lipitor 3 weeks
ago. I tried, but not very hard, to cut down on fat before the blood
test, so I asked the doctor, a board-certified cardiologist/internist:
In the future, how will you know if my low fat level is from my
changing my diet or from the drug, and he said, You can't change your
diet enough to make much difference.
I don't know if that applies to everyone or not, but he's only known
me for 4 years. So maybe you're right!
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