Jul 23, 2014
July 23, 2014
Yreka, CA- A storm moved across the area last night and the western portion of the Klamath National Forest and Siskiyou County received a significant amount of lightning — nearly 600 down strikes recorded. As of early this morning the lightning had resulted in at least 10 new fires on the Happy Camp Oak Knoll and Salmon Scott Ranger Districts. CAL FIRE was also impacted by these storms and has reported 3 small fires in the Quartz Valley area, that are all now contained.
Forest Service and CAL FIRE resources are available and responding. The Klamath National Forest has also brought in five additional fire engines and four handcrews from other areas in anticipation of the increased fire activity on the Forest.
Due to the extreme drought conditions that exist throughout the area, fuels are very receptive to fires started by lightning. Even with some areas getting a good wetting rain, the fuels dry out quickly and a small smoldering fire can quickly grow to a major fire.
Fire staff will continue to monitor the landscape for any additional fires that may show today or over the next few days.
To find out more about what you can do to prevent human caused, unwanted wildfires, please go to www.preventwildfireca.org
Jul 23, 2014
“Time to roar!”
By Pastor Dave Bryan Church of Glad Tidings Sutter County
“Hooray for the Sups!”
This past Tuesday, many of us were very encouraged by the hearty response of our Sutter County Board of Supervisors, who – having heard “the voice of the people” – voted unanimously in favor of supporting the Jefferson Declaration Movement in the North State!
I applaud their courageous leadership, and thank God that our leaders are not content with the status quo!
James Gallagher led the charge, echoing the grievances of “the people” with the current state of affairs in California, and reiterating the lack of true representative “voice” of the northern counties in any current affairs of state.
Chairman Stan Cleveland supported the Jefferson effort from the beginning, and guided the board toward the adoption of a Resolution of Support that incorporated the concern of Jim Whiteaker, who championed the cause of true representative government by insisting that the adopted resolution clearly and specifically state that any final decision regarding the inclusion of the County of Sutter in a newly formed state would rest in the hands of the citizenship by way of voter endorsement.
Supervisor Larry Munger showed his genuine eagerness to gain a clearer understanding of the pertinent details of the Jefferson movement, after which he yielded his hearty support to the effort.
District One’s Ron Sullenger, while expressing his personal doubts about the likelihood of the effort’s eventual success, nonetheless yielded his support to the “Jeffersonians,” eventually conceding that – despite his personal lack of faith, he did recognize the legitimacy of their concerns and the nobility of their objectives.
All said, our Supervisor’s should be heartily commended for their leadership in the matter! Hooray for them!
Jul 20, 2014
Scott Valley POW will hold its monthly meeting on
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Fort Jones Community Center
in Fort Jones
Bring a dessert to share!
Will have lots of new info
Jul 20, 2014
Yreka Tea Party Patriots
Meeting for Tuesday, July 22nd
Decision Life Church
Corner of Main and Oberlin
1301 South Main St. Yreka
Speaker: Brandon Criss, Supervisor Dist. 1 who recently returned from Lobbing against dam removal in Washington DC. Also, learn what’s happening with the efforts to stop the “Indian Casino” in Siskiyou County.
- Free to the Public. Everyone Welcome.
Contact Louise for more information at 530-842-5443
Liberty is not free
This action alert comes to us from Orlean Koehle. See below then take action:
Please call our two Senators, Boxer and Feinstein, and urge them to vote no on this UN treaty, Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) . The vote will be next Tuesday. This e-mail gives a script of ideas of what to say when you call.
July 17, 2014
Senate Committee Schedules CRPD Vote – Call Monday!
Dear Champion of Parental Rights,
The U.S. Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee will vote on the dangerous UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) on Tuesday, July 22.
Now is the time to let the Senate hear loud and clear that Americans are firmly opposed to surrendering our sovereignty, parental rights, and the rights of people with disabilities to unelected, unaccountable UN bureaucrats. Please call and email your two U.S. senators right now and urge them to reject the CRPD.
We need every single parent and concerned citizen to make their voice heard. Bad bills can be repealed, but once a treaty is ratified there is no going back.
You can reach your senators by calling the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121, or find their direct office line by clicking on your state at parentalrights.org/states
Your message can be as simple as the following:
“I urge you to oppose the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This treaty surrenders U.S. sovereignty to unelected UN bureaucrats and will threaten parental care of children with disabilities. Our nation already has laws to protect Americans with disabilities. This treaty is unnecessary and will hurt families by giving bureaucrats the power to decide what is in the best interests of a child with disabilities, not the child’s parents.”
We do not have the votes to stop the CRPD in the Foreign Relations Committee. That is why we urge you to call not only the senators on the Committee, but also your own two senators. Please call even if your senator supports the treaty, or even if he or she opposes it. Every senator needs to hear from us. The following senators are on the Foreign Relations Committee:
Robert Menendez (NJ): (202) 224-4744
Bob Corker (TN) (202) 224-3344
Barbara Boxer (CA): (202) 224-3553
Ron Johnson (WI) (202) 224-5323
Benjamin L. Cardin (MD): (202) 224-4524
James E. Risch (ID) (202) 224-2752
Tom Udall (NM): (202) 224-6621
Jeff Flake (AZ) (202) 224-4521
Edward Markey (MA): (202) 224-2742
John McCain (AZ) (202) 224-2235
Chris Murphy (CT): (202) 224-4041
John Barrasso (WI) (202) 224-6441
Tim Kaine (VA): (202) 224-4024 Rand Paul (KY) (202) 224-4343
Jeanne Shaheen (NH): (202) 224-2841 Marco Rubio (FL) (202) 224-3041
Christopher Coons (DE): (202) 224-5042
Richard J. Durbin (IL): (202) 224-2152
ParentalRights.org opposes the CRPD because it says “in all actions concerning children with disabilities, the best interests of the child shall be a primary consideration.” If ratified by the Senate, government officials could use this section to override parents’ decisions for their child with a disability.
Other provisions of the CRPD promote abortion, require a national registry of all children with disabilities, and threaten U.S. sovereignty and our fundamental right to govern ourselves. The term “disability,” however, is not defined. Our nation already has the best laws in the world to protect Americans with disabilities, and we use our leadership and foreign aid overseas to urge nations to protect their own citizens with disabilities. This treaty is unnecessary and will weaken U.S. leadership by replacing our nation’s proven record on disability rights with UN “leadership.”
Some senate staff may argue that the CRPD isn’t dangerous because it can be amended with Reservations, Understandings, and Declarations (“RUDs”). No one has seen the proposed RUDs yet, so we don’t even know if they are well-written. But more importantly, RUDs are fatally flawed. The CRPD itself says in Article 46, “Reservations incompatible with the object and purpose of the present Convention shall not be permitted.” Who decides? The UN. International law experts have made the same arguments, and we cannot trust our freedom to five justices on the Supreme Court making the right ruling. In addition, a future Senate could withdraw RUDs.
Some senate staff may also argue that the recent Supreme Court ruling in Bond v. United States addresses our concerns. I answered this argument on HSLDA’s site here. Bond was an incredibly narrow ruling, and it never addressed the treaty power issue. In fact, the concurring opinions by Justices Scalia, Thomas, and Alito prove that our concerns about UN treaties are completely justified.
The good news is that your action defeated the CRPD in 2012. By the grace of God, we can do it again. Please call right now and please also forward this email to your friends. You can visit parentalrights.org/crpd to learn more about the CRPD.
Jul 20, 2014
Psalm 42:9-11: I will say to God my rock, why have you forgotten me: “Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of my enemy?” As with a breaking of my bones, my enemies reproach me, while they say to me all day long, “Where is your God?” “Why are you cast down, O my soul?” And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; for I shall yet praise Him, the help of my countenance and my God. Sent by Frank Tallerico
* 7/21/14 comments due Waters of the U.S. Under the Clean Water Act
“Written comments to EPA and Corps are due no later than July 21, 2014. If you submit comments, please share a copy with NACo’s Julie Ufner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.942.4269.
Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OW–2011–0880 by one of the following methods:
• Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments
• E-mail: email@example.com. Include EPA–HQ–OW–2011–0880 in the subject line of the message
• Mail: Send the original and three copies of your comments to: Water Docket, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 2822T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20460, Attention: Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OW–2011–0880.
For further information, contact: Julie Ufner at 202.942.4269 or firstname.lastname@example.org “
* EPA set to explain water rule that has U.S. farmers riled. The American Farm Bureau Federation has come out against the proposed rule, H&N, posted to KBC 7/16/14.
EPA proposed rule April 21, 2014
Proposed Rule Issued April 21, 2014
By Elaine Willman
INTRODUCTION: Nothing better illustrates the current administration’s intentional thumb-in-the-eye to our Judicial and Legislative branches of government than the above-noted “proposed rule.” The escalating administrative overreaching of EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers is apparently boundless.
As example, only last year, In Tarrant v. Herrmann, the U.S. Supreme Court held very specifically and unanimously that: “The sovereign States possess an “absolute right to all their navigable waters and the soils under them for their own common use.” U.S. Supreme Court No. 11-889, June 13, 2013. Justice Sotomayor, appointed by President Obama, delivered this opinion for a unanimous Court.
QUESTION: How does the term “absolute authority of the sovereign states” specifically included in the High Court’s ruling regarding navigable waters comport with EPA and the Department of the Army Corps of Engineers proposed rule to redefine “navigable waters of the United States?” Either the States have absolute authority over their navigable waters or they do not. The High Court says they most certainly do. How many times must EPA be continuously slapped down by the Courts before federal administrative reasonableness breaks through?
POLITICAL TIMING: It is no surprise that EPA would react to the Supreme Court’s June 2013 ruling by shortly thereafter crafting an 86-page fictional strategy to overturn a judicial ruling by administrative fiat. Before condemning the strong word, “fiat,” note this language within the proposed rule: “Waters in these categories would be jurisdictional “waters of the United States” by rule——no additional analysis would be required.” (Certainly not the analysis of Congress of the Courts!)
The proposed “redefinition” is closely akin to intentional theft of the authority of the Sovereign States over their waters. Implementation of this rule will immediately neuter States and facilitate such entities as EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers to move immediately past state agencies and directly on to private properties containing so much as a momentary mud-puddle. Property owners and American citizens expect and are due the U.S. Constitutional protections from such aggressive usurpation of State authority and citizen property rights.
SECTON C-111, “Interstate Waters:”Regarding this section of the proposed rule specific to Interstate Waters,” the Supreme Court further noted, “Tarrant argues that the Oklahoma laws are unconstitutional restrictions on interstate commerce. We hold that Tarrant’s claims lack merit.” This federal water compact among the states of Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Texas—approved by Congress— does not supersede Oklahoma statutes that restrict out-of-state diversions of water. How does the proposed EPA Rule propose that a federal “definition” of navigable waters of the United States is not outright “theft” of the “absolute authority” of the sovereign states to their navigable waters and the soils under them?
SYNERGISTIC SINS OF EPA: Combine this rule, should it be unfortunately adopted with the December 2013 EPA Decision, absent any jurisdictional authority from Congress, of creating new Indian jurisdiction in Fremont County, Wyoming. The deadly combination of two really unconstitutional tactics of EPA would neatly confiscate the waters of Fremont County, along with the land. What a nefarious “pilot project” to implement across the country. The combination of federal agencies gone rogue, utilizing the willing pawns of tribal governments will soon wreak havoc across the Western States. Is that the plan?
I am comforted that States are waking up, and thousands upon thousands of citizens being frighteningly impacted by Executive Branch overreaching, are also waking up and speaking up. I am merely one of them.
Elaine Willman Biography:
Elaine Willman served from 2002 through 2007 as National Chair of Citizens Equal Rights Alliance (CERA), an organization of community groups in 25 states. CERA organized over 25 years ago to provide resources to tribal members who lack civil and constitutional rights as enrolled members within their reservation boundaries. CERA also provides information and resources to communities and citizens struggling with tribal government over-reaching with efforts to tax or govern non-tribal citizens, or tribal governments that are aggressively pursuing land claims, natural resources, utility acquisitions and off-reservation casinos.
Ms. Willman is presently Administrator for the Town of Hobart, Wisconsin and is no longer the acting chair for CERA.She was a Toppenish City Council member, is a university adjunct faculty teaching in the Masters Programs of Public and Business Administration, and has had her own community planning and grant writing consulting service. She has a 15-year career in city planning and administration and is also pursuing a doctoral in public policy with a focus on federal Indian policy.
Ms. Willman is of direct Cherokee ancestry through the enrollment of her mother and grandmother, as well as through her father’s Cherokee ancestry. She is the author of Going To Pieces…resulting from a 6,000 mile road trip Ms. Willman took with a videographer, across 17 Indian Reservations from Washington State to New York.
On December 8, 2006 Elaine Willman was invited to keynote a symposium in Green Bay, Wisconsin, sponsored by the University of Southern California and Department of Homeland Security, as her book “Going To Pieces…” was used as narrative field research for the development of 10 “Risk Indicators of Terrorism” on and near Indian reservations.
She deeply respects her own ancestry and all cultures, but also deeply believes that it is every citizen’s task to preserve and protect their constitutional and civil rights and property rights from inappropriate government decisions, whether those decisions result from the federal government, a state, county or tribal government. Government decision-making is a very separate issue from respect for culture.
USFWS on wolf claim at Medicine Lake