Apologies for no posting since 15-Dec-07. I've been under the weather, the kids are taking turns getting sick, and with the holiday rush, I haven't had time to post anything.
From today's LATImes, California's citizens are fleeing the state in droves but overall state growth is up due to immigration.
The annual study by the Department of Finance showed that 89,000 more people fled California than moved there from somewhere else. The arrival of 200,000 immigrants caused a net surge in population growth.
What is the influx of immigrants to California doing to the crime rate? It's going up.
Going back to '05, the homicide rate in California was higher than in the battlefields of Iraq.
San Francisco is having the bloodiest year of violence. Back in 2005, it had 96 homicides. As of Tuesday this week, San Fran's homicide rate was 97 - the hightest since 1995!
I guess California will continue to allow illiterate, unskilled and dubious people to cross their border unabated: with dire consequences.