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From: Linda Thom (e-mail her)
Re: Joe Guzzardi`s Column: So Long California—Thanks For The Memories!
Last week the Sacramento Bee ran a special environmental editorial that asked readers to answer the question: "What water conservation methods are working for you?" [Water Controversies Boil Over, by Matt Weisner, Sacramento Bee, May 4, 2009]
No mention was made of over-immigration causing the people longage that results in a water shortage. The Bee`s readers` posted comments indicated that they are in denial that there could be a shortage.
You may wonder how Californians could be so uninformed.
My daughter`s house has no water meter. Water rates are based on the number of bedrooms in the house. Thus, during my stay, I saw sprinklers watering grass at a time when rainfall measured an inch in the last few days.
Conceivably, the budget crisis could be resolved. But it`s impossible to remove concrete once the farmlands are paved over.
I am very glad that most of my views of California are from my rearview mirror.
Thom, who now resides in Washington State, formerly worked as an officer for a major bank and as a budget analyst for the County Administrator of Santa Barbara. Her VDARE.COM archive of columns and blogs is here.