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If you ever wanted to crawl inside the mind of a liberal leader in the United States of America, let me please point your attention to exhibit A. I'm sure you'd all be surprised to know that the poverty capital of the country is the wonderful state of California. It almost doesn't matter what half of the state you focus on, the problem is suffocating. Nor-Cal has San Francisco which is covered in human feces and hypodermic needles. Southern California, the focus of the following story, has an unbelievable amount of shanty towns due to one out of five residents being poor.
The Liberal leaders of this city have been at odds about how to solve the homeless crisis in the city. It's gotten to the point where the mortgage paying professionals in the "City of Angels" are running for greener pastures not yet inhabited by the less fortunate. Now the homeless are invading those communities too. The issue has long been money, as it always is when it comes to local and state government. Don't worry though, the little money they do have is going to the highest of priorities. Los Angeles is going to paint their streets white.
"Heat islands occur on the surface and in the atmosphere... On a hot, sunny summer day, the sun can heat dry, exposed urban surfaces, such as roofs and pavement, to temperatures 50–90°F hotter than the air, while shaded or moist surfaces—often in more rural surroundings—remain close to air temperatures." - Environmental Protection Agency via Fox News
So the issue isn't necessarily the fact that this is a terrible idea on it's own. Los Angeles in the peak of summer can conjure up images of swimming in the devils personal lava pool, so attempting to make neighborhoods not 1,000 degrees fahrenheit is a noble cause. The issue is the amount this will cost a city that doesn't have enough mula to assist the growing poor population in and around the metropolis.
CoolSeal, the product being used on the streets of LA, will have an estimated cost of $40,000 per mile according to the L.A. Daily News. The white streets should reportedly perform just as good as the normal asphalt roadways, and wont impact the performance of the vehicles on it. The benefit will be reversing the "heat island" effect which raises temperatures in areas around the roadways by a number of degrees.
Is this really the bill a city facing so many problems should be picking up? at $40k a mile I can't even comprehend the cost to the taxpayers if they slap this stuff throughout the zip code. Perhaps they can slap some CoolSeal on all the homeless people they pass with the tankers so as to limit heat stroke deaths. It's reminiscent of every other city councilor in the country that tries to push for sanctuary city status, placating to a liberal agenda that puts your citizens at risk. So have the leaders of Los Angeles learned anything from the poor decisions that put them in this mess? No, they haven't. The only hope comes in the form of the people of California who are finally becoming enlightened to the buffoonery that is the Mayor and city council.
Poor vernacular/grammar aside, the next tweet is still dead on accurate.
Back in 1975, Newsweek wrote an article that quoted climatologists regarding the expectations of climate change in the coming years. These scientists were actually concerned about global cooling, as opposed to warming, and even suggested "melting the Arctic ice cap by covering it with black soot or diverting arctic rivers." Cover the ice caps with black soot? These are the same climate-pros that are now worried about the opposite. Opinions on global "warming" aside, this is just more proof of the liberal agenda steering an entire city into the dumpster their same homeless population sleeps next to. Best of luck people of California. By the time Trump's wall is built, LA's upper class will be the ones climbing over it.