Feb 28, 2013
Klamath County Commissioners
305 Main Street, Klamath Falls, Oregon 97601 Phone: (541) 883-5100
Fax: (541) 883-5163
Tom Mallams Commissioner; Dennis Linthicum Commissioner Jim Bellet; Commissioner Position One; Position Two; Position Three
February 27, 2013 2:30 p.m.
KLAMATH COUNTY COMMISSIONERS VOTE TO WITHDRAW FROM KBRA/KHSA
Contacts: Commissioner Dennis Linthicum, 541-883-5100
Commissioner Jim Bellet, 541-883-5100
Commissioner Tom Mallams, 541-892-2626
The Klamath County Board of Commissioners’ voted unanimously yesterday to discontinue support of the Klamath Hydro Settlement Agreement (KHSA) and the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement (KBRA).
We believe a comprehensive settlement of water related issues is still critical to our economic and social benefit.
Each of us, as individual commissioners elected to represent the citizens of Klamath County, have our own views about the weaknesses and strengths of the KBRA/KHSA process. Likewise, every stakeholder is free to have its views on the process.
However, as a Board, we do not believe Klamath County should continue to participate as a signatory to the KBRA/KHSA.
Feb 28, 2013
DICK ACT of 1902
… CAN’T BE REPEALED (GUN CONTROL FORBIDDEN) – Protection Against Tyrannical Government
CAN NOT BE REPEALED (GUN CONTROL FORBIDDEN) The Trump Card Enacted by the Congress Further Asserting the Second Amendment as Untouchable. The Dick Act of 1902 also known as the Efficiency of Militia Bill H.R. 11654, of June 28, 1902 invalidates all so-called gun-control laws. It also divides the militia into three distinct and separate entities.
The three classes H.R. 11654 provides for are the organized militia, henceforth known as the National Guard of the State, Territory and District of Columbia, the unorganized militia and the regular army.
The militia encompasses every able-bodied male between the ages of 18 and 45. All members of the unorganized militia have the absolute personal right and 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms of any type, and as many as they can afford to buy. The Dick Act of 1902 cannot be repealed; to do so would violate bills of attainder and ex post facto laws which would be yet another gross violation of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
The President of the United States has zero authority without violating the Constitution to call the National Guard to serve outside of their State borders. The National Guard Militia can only be required by the National Government for limited purposes specified in the Constitution ( to uphold the laws of the Union; to suppress insurrection and repel invasion). These are the only purposes for which the General Government can call upon the National Guard. Attorney General Wickersham advised President Taft, the Organized Militia (the National Guard) can not be employed for offensive warfare outside the limits of the United States.
The Honorable William Gordon, in a speech to the House on Thursday, October 4, 1917, proved that the action of President Wilson in that he felt Wilson ought to have been impeached. During the war with England an attempt was made by Congress to pass a bill authorizing the president to draft 100,000 men between the ages of 18 and 45 to invade enemy territory, Canada. The bill was defeated in the House by Daniel Webster on the precise point that Congress had no such power over the militia as to authorize it to empower the President to draft them into the regular army and send them out of the country.
The fact is that the President has no constitutional right, under any circumstances, to draft men from the militia to fight outside the borders of the USA, and not even beyond the borders of their respective states. Today, we have a constitutional LAW which still stands in waiting for the legislators to obey the Constitution which they swore an oath to uphold. Charles Hughes of the American Bar Association (ABA) made a speech which is contained in the Appendix to Congressional Record, House, September 10, 1917, pages 6836-6840 which states: The militia, within the meaning of these provisions of the Constitution is distinct from the Army of the United States.
In these pages we also find a statement made by Daniel Webster, that the great principle of the Constitution on that subject is that the militia is the militia of the States and of the General Government; and thus being the militia of the States, there is no part of the Constitution worded with greater care and with more scrupulous jealousy than that which grants and limits the power of Congress over it.
This limitation upon the power to raise and support armies clearly establishes the intent and purpose of the framers of the Constitution to limit the power to raise and maintain a standing army to voluntary enlistment, because if the unlimited power to draft and conscript was intended to be conferred, it would have been a useless and puerile thing to limit the use of money for that purpose. Conscripted armies can be paid, but they are not required to be, and if it had been intended to confer the extraordinary power to draft the bodies of citizens and send them out of the country in direct conflict with the limitation upon the use of the militia imposed by the same section and article, certainly some restriction or limitation would have been imposed to restrain the unlimited use of such power.
The Honorable William Gordon More Info With over 300 Million guns in the United States, the federal CORPORATE government (federal gov’t defined as corporation under 28 U.S.C. Section 3002 (15) and the states are subdivisions of the corporation, 28 U.S.C. Section 3002 (10), cannot ban arms or stop people from defending themselves against a tyrannical government. I read somewhere that just the State of North Carolina can call up 20-30 divisions of unorganized militia (would be about 200,000-300,000 armed North Carolinians) on a moment’s notice.
Imagine the State of Texas or Oklahoma if that’s the case? Amazingly, even if the US tries to ban all arms through backdoor measures like domestic violence laws ( Violence Against Women Act, 18 U.S.C. Section 922 (g)) or through an unconstitutional U.N. declaration adopted by our current Marxist unconstitutional Congress, no treaty can supersede the Constitution:”This [ Supreme] Court has regularly and uniformly recognized the supremacy of the Constitution over a treaty.” – Reid v. Covert, October 1956, 354 U.S. 1, at pg 17. This case involved the question: Does the NATO Status of Forces Agreement (treaty) supersede the U.S. Constitution?
Keep reading. The Reid Court ( U.S. Supreme Court) held in their Opinion that, “… No agreement with a foreign nation can confer power on the Congress, or any other branch of government, which is free from the restraints of the Constitution. Article VI, the Supremacy clause of the Constitution declares, “This Constitution and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all the Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land…”
There is nothing in this language which intimates that treaties and laws enacted pursuant to them do not have to comply with the provisions of the Constitution nor is there anything in the debates which accompanied the drafting and ratification which even suggest such a result…”It would be manifestly contrary to the objectives of those who created the Constitution, as well as those who were responsible for the Bill of Rights let alone alien to our entire constitutional history and tradition to construe Article VI as permitting the United States to exercise power UNDER an international agreement, without observing constitutional prohibitions. (See: Elliots Debates 1836 ed. pgs 500-519).”In effect, such construction would permit amendment of that document in a manner not sanctioned by Article V.
The prohibitions of the Constitution were designed to apply to all branches of the National Government and they cannot be nullified by the Executive or by the Executive and Senate combined. Did you understand what the Supreme Court said here? No Executive Order, Presidential Directive, Executive Agreement, no NAFTA, GATT/WTO agreement/treaty, passed by ANYONE, can supersede the Constitution. FACT. No question!
At this point the Court paused to quote from another of their Opinions; 7 Geofroy v. Riggs, 133 U.S. 258 at pg. 26 7 where the Court held at that time that, “The treaty power as expressed in the Constitution, is in terms unlimited except by those restraints which are found in that instrument against the action of the government or of its departments and those arising from the nature of the government itself and of that of the States. It would not be contended that it extends so far as to authorize what the Constitution forbids, or a change in the character of the government, or a change in the character of the States, or a cession of any portion of the territory of the latter without its consent.”
Assessing the GATT/WTO parasitic organism in light of this part of the Opinion, we see that it cannot attach itself to its host (our Republic or States) in the fashion the traitors in our government wish, without our acquiescing to it. The Reid Court continues with its Opinion:
“This Court has also repeatedly taken the position that an Act of Congress, which MUST comply with the Constitution, is on full parity with a treaty, the statute to the extent of conflict, renders the treaty null. It would be completely anomalous to say that a treaty need not comply with the Constitution when such an agreement can be overridden by a statute that must conform to that instrument.”
The U.S. Supreme court could not have made it more clear : TREATIES DO NOT OVERRIDE THE CONSTITUTION, AND CANNOT, IN ANY FASHION, AMEND IT!!! CASE CLOSED.
Feb 27, 2013
PNP comment: Boy does this article make my eyebrows go up. Between the lies and obscene amount of cash exchanging hands, I tend to believe that this 20,000 acres is NOT that big of a deal and should have been left as private property. OH, there is still plenty of OPEN space in this area. I just can’t swallow any more of this. Yep, there is big money in carbon credits. — Editor Liz Bowen
The Wheatfield Fork of the Gualala River reflects a portion of the newly acquired open space of Preservation Ranch on Tuesday.
Kent Porter / Press Democrat
Published: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 7:24 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 2:47 p.m.
A national conservation group has reached an agreement to buy nearly 20,000 acres of timberland in northwestern Sonoma County, a move that derails the long-disputed, forest-to-vineyards conversion project pushed by CalPERS, the giant state workers pension fund.
The $24.5 million purchase of the so-called Preservation Ranch, to be completed by the end of May, is led by The Conservation Fund, based in Virginia. It would contribute up to $6 million toward the purchase.
Funding partners include the California Coastal Conservancy, which could contribute up to $10 million, Sonoma County’s Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District, which could add up to $4 million to the deal, and the Sonoma Land Trust.
It would be the largest conservation purchase by acreage in county history and one of the largest along the North Coast in years.
“It’s a big, big, big deal,” said Bill Keene, general manager of the county’s Open Space District. The property, located near Annapolis, spans a vast and rugged landscape of second- and third-growth redwood and Douglas fir, oak woodlands and salmon and steelhead streams.
Keene called it “a critical piece of land for us to protect.”
Public access could result from the deal, but the property would remain in private ownership and on the tax roll.
The Conservation Fund owns and manages 55,000 acres of forest in Mendocino County and would use the new property for sustainable timber production and possibly for the sale of carbon credits.
The purchase would eliminate the threat of subdivision for rural estates and commercial vineyard development. It also would put greater focus on forest health and wildlife habitat restoration, said Chris Kelly, California program director for The Conservation Fund.
-19,652 acres in northwestern Sonoma County, near Annapolis
-Purchased in 2004 for $28.4 million by a vineyard development firm backed by CalPERS, the state pension fund
-Controversial CalPERS-backed proposal called for 1,769-acre forest-to-vineyard conversion
-New conservation deal: $24.5 million purchase led by The Conservation Fund set to be final May 31
Feb 27, 2013
SISKIYOU COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
On Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at about 8:00 a.m., the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) received a report of a body on Soap Creek Road west of State Route 3 in a remote portion of Forest Mountain. This is a wooded, mountainous area situated roughly half-way between Yreka and Fort Jones.
Responding SCSO Deputies and Detectives located the man, later identified as Mr. David Perry, 69 years-old, of Klamath River, CA lying in a supine position in the middle of the road about 1.6 miles west of SR 3.
Mr. Perry was deceased and it is believed that he had been at the location for a matter of days. Although there was no sign of trauma on the body and no apparent signs of foul play at the scene, the case is still under investigation.
According to Sheriff Jon Lopey, “Although there were no obvious signs of foul play or evidence of a crime at the scene, these investigations are typically handled as possible homicides until an autopsy is performed to determine a manner and cause of death. On behalf of the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office, I would like to extend our condolences, thoughts and prayers to the family of Mr. Perry.”
Anyone with information about Mr. Perry’s whereabouts or activities in the days prior to February 27, 2013, are urged to contact the Department at the 24-hour dispatch number (530) 841-2900.