Jan 18, 2017
Jan. 17, 2016
Liz Writes Life
Published in Siskiyou Daily News, Yreka, CA
Yep, the weather was just too darned iffy, so the State Water Resources Control Board postponed the meeting last week. This is the meeting where public comment will be taken on the Clean Water aspect of the Environmental Impact Report regarding relicensing of the hydro-electric Klamath dams from PacifiCorp to the newly-created non-profit Klamath River Renewal Corp. Wow, that is a mouthful.
In last week’s column, I discussed this meeting at length. The new date for this public comment meeting is Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 at the Miner’s Inn Convention Center. Time is 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Scott Valley Protect Our Water had announced its meeting for that date, but President Andrew Hurlimann said it has been changed. The new meeting date will be Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 at the Fort Jones Community Center. Time is 7 p.m.
Don’t be duped by the Calexit petition that will be out for voters to sign. Calexit wants to secede from the United States and have California become its own country or at least a separate self-governing entity from the U.S. Recently, I learned the official “Yes, California #Calexit” campaign achieved its first financial hurdle of getting the legal petition forms printed – correctly. Literally, thousands of printed petitions will now be circulated and the campaign group is calling for volunteers to gather signatures. Most likely, though, there will be a significant amount of paid signature gathers.
Their goal is to obtain 600,000 registered voter signatures and they have six months to do it. The signature gathering will begin Jan. 25, 2017 and, yes, there will likely be signature gatherers, at some point, in Yreka.
Because I don’t believe California should secede from the USA, I will not be signing it. Please be careful, when it comes to signing petitions. We should truly understand what is being proposed on the petition statement.
If this campaign gathers the needed signatures, then the county clerks and California Secretary of State employees will spend many hours and days verifying that the signatures are indeed registered voters. If the signatures are verified, Yes, California will then be able to place the petition on the ballot in 2018.
In doing research about Calexit and the Yes, California, I have found several very rich Silicon Valley elites are behind it. Even more interesting is that the leader of Yes, California is Louis J. Marinelli, who is a New Yorker that lives in Russia. Yep, Russia — and there is proof that the Russian government is providing assistance to promote his efforts. And on Dec. 18, 2016, Marinelli announced that Yes, California campaign had opened an embassy in Moscow.
So the entire project is very suspect to say the least. My goodness!
The State of Jefferson is not part of this group and the leaders are adamant to explain the Jefferson movement opposes Calexit. Jefferson supporters believe in the U.S. Constitution and want to add a star to the United States flag as a new state.
Unfortunately, in some news articles the State of Jefferson has not been correctly explained and reporters insinuate the Jefferson movement is much like Calexit. That suggestion is blasphemy to Jefferson leaders. And as spokesman Mark Baird has explained, if the Calexit campaign should happen to be successful, many citizens in the Northern California counties will be clamoring and demanding their legislative leaders to use Article 4 Sec. 3 of the U.S. Constitution to break away from California and create a new state – just like West Virginia did during the Civil War.
Several of the Bundy ranchers and their supporters from two different stand-offs with the federal U.S. government, will be going to trial in Nevada soon. I am not sure just when the trial starts, but there are more than two dozen people being held as political prisoners while this travesty plays out.
The first anniversary of the murder of LaVoy Finicum is later this month. I believe it was Jan. 26th. LaVoy’s wife, Jeanette, and their grown children will be holding the meeting that LaVoy was driving to attend, when the feds road-blocked his vehicle and snipers in trees and on the ground shot and killed LaVoy.
The meeting is dubbed: The meeting with LaVoy Finicum that never happened in Oregon.
An Associated Press article, this weekend, admitted that there were at least two shots fired into the vehicle LaVoy was driving and that the FBI shooters did not disclose the correct number of bullets they used. It is one of those bullets that is still lodged in Ryan Bundy’s arm. Oops! The federal agencies still claim – one year later – the situation is still under investigation. Wow, one would think they should have the situation figured out by now. So what are they hiding?
Anyway, Jeanette Finicum told the media this will be a peaceful meeting slated to talk about the U.S. Constitution, property rights and other issues. She believes as her husband did: That the people living in counties and states should be in control of what is deemed “government managed” land not the feds. Remember, under the Constitution the land that was held by the federal government before a territory became a state is to be handed over to the new state for management. That was not done after the Civil War in the Western States.
So literally, what LaVoy and Bundys and now Jeanette were and continue to advocate is that the Constitution be upheld by all levels of government. I agree.
The meeting will be held at the Grant Co. Fairgrounds in John Day, Oregon on Sat. Jan. 28, 2017. Time is 4:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Next week, I hope to let you know who to contact to obtain the $15 tickets. Or give me a call.
Liz Bowen is a native of Siskiyou County and lives near Callahan, CA. Call her at 530-467-3515.
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