California’s people call for investigations into Climate Change Hoax

On Friday, October 30, 2009 California Assemblymember Dan Logue held a hearing in San Diego in a bipartisan effort to investigate the enormous job losses in the state for the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce.  The goal was economic reform, and it became very clear that those in attendance unanimously felt that government has become the problem.  Even the members of the legislature agreed as they listened intently to the concerns of the people.

California has one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation, said Assemblymember Steve Knight, 15% in some areas, 40% in the Central Valley.  Over-regulation is killing the state’s economy and putting people into food lines.  A September 2009 study by Varshney and Associates found that the direct, indirect, and induced cost to the state from over-regulation is $493 billion.

Attending the meeting from the Legislature were Senator Denise Moreno Ducheny,  Assemblymembers Dan Logue, Joel Anderson, Martin Garrick, Diane Harkey, Steve Knight, and City of San Diego Council Member Carl DeMaio.  They listened to testimony from 2 Business panels composed of 5 members each and community citizens who have been actively involved in the Tea Party movement.

Vince Mudd, Chair of the Chamber Board of Directors, was the first to testify.  He encouraged the legislature to “streamline the permitting process” and “make California more attractive to small business.”  Carl DeMaio emphasized that 93% of the businesses in San Diego are small businesses.  While Cindy Gompper-Graves of the South County Economic Development Corporation described how the “multiple layers of permits and fees were big rocks in the road to success” as regulations and fees hurt small businesses.

Scott Molloy of the Building Industry Association described how his 4th generation business was in jeopardy and the effects are so catastrophic that his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather were “rolling over in their graves” as the family enterprises are driven out-of-state or out of business.  This echoed the same concerns of the farmers in the Central Valley as government mandated droughts are wiping out generations of wealth.

Another 3rd generation machine shop owner, Dale Watkins of Sheffield Platers, Inc. told the Legislative Panel that he had to fill out 3 different forms for 3 different agencies and some type of streamlining was in order.  He was followed by Roy Hobbs, representing the San Diego Port Tenants Association, who said the unfriendly regulatory environment has caused chaos in the recreational boating industry.      

Assemblymembers Diane Harkey and Dan Logue described how they went to Nevada to interview businesses that left California and asked them what were the specific reasons for their departure.  “Regulatory abuse” was the most common response according to Diane.  Now with AB 32 and CARB regulations sucking generations of wealth out of California’s small businesses the lawmakers in Nevada, Arizona, and Texas just smile and encourage the progressives in California’s Legislature to just keep doing what they are doing.

Ironically even the Assemblymembers were dismayed at the process as some of them had to leave early so they could fly to Sacramento and check in for a Monday session.  Each of them will then fly back to their districts for the weekend.  They are not allowed to check in electronically or by some other 21st century method.  They were following a regulatory procedure over the legislative process that requires them to unnecessarily spend taxpayer dollars on wasteful, inefficient, time-consuming travel that puts stress on them and their families.  They were all very disenchanted with this requirement.  

Before leaving Assemblyman Martin Garrick noted “we aren’t going to get out of this by taxing and spending.”  He recommended that bills and projects should be allowed to conduct Economic Impact Studies to go along with any Environmental Impact Studies.  A very good idea considering no one even thought of doing an Economic Impact Study on AB 32.

Michael McLaughlin of the California Restaurant Association expressed concerns about water, unnecessary meal and rest breaks, and the ways he was able to self insure his business to achieve substantial reductions in worker’s comp costs.  He was followed by John Kabateck of the National Federation of Independent Businesses and Ann Kinner, a professional mariner and owner of Seabreeze Books and Charts, who shared their concerns about the anti-business policies that were harming all segments of our economy.

The testimony then wrapped up with Bryan Bloom of Priority Moving, Inc. who asked the Assemblymembers why he was being forced to spend over $1 million to upgrade his fleet of vehicles to comply with CARB regulations, and Mark Winiarz of Metrix, Inc. who described how there was more money in saving energy than in producing renewable energy.

Assemblyman Logue expressed concern that some of the majority in the legislature do not care as they have never owned or operated any type of business.  Then he recognized Tea Party Patriots Larry Naritelli and Charles Fettinger. 

Larry pointed out that the economic damage is being caused when the legislature makes laws that are based on the Global Warming Fraud and Climate Change Hoax.  “If you base laws on frauds and hoaxes you will create great damage to our economy that will wipe out generations of wealth across the state.  They better care about what they are doing, because the people are not going to allow them to get away with destroying our jobs and taking away our freedoms.” 

Larry also warned about the economic dangers of alternative energy that costs 20 times more than fossil fuels.  “Solar energy just adds high cost, inefficient energy to the grid.  It causes electric rates to skyrocket by limiting supplies of electricity.” 

Senator Ducheny pointed out that San Diego just received  hundreds of millions of stimulus funds for solar projects.  These systems produce miniscule amounts of energy compared to the same investment in more reliable sources of electricity production and saddle the taxpayers with mountains of debt. 

Charles then encouraged the legislators to bring liberals and conservatives together to stop the progressives who are working against the interests of our economy.  It was a clear indication that there is a bipartisan approach that appeals to both liberals and conservatives.  It is being opposed by progressives who are working for foreign interests.   

Assemblymember Harkey agreed and assured Larry and Charles that the message of the Tea Parties was being heard by all members of the legislature.  They do not want to be known as the ones who destroyed the California economy. 

While it may be too late for that, it is not too late to stop the destruction and rebuild our economy.  AB 32 must be repealed and the California Air Resources Board must be investigated.  Any and all laws based on Climate Change are damaging our people and our freedoms.  Those responsible for the Global Warming Fraud must be held accountable for the damage they have caused. 

Environmental organizations who use false science and foreign propaganda to justify regulations that drive our businesses out-of-state or overseas need to be put under the microscope.  They are not friendly to the environment when they turn our farmland into desert, or mandate inefficient sources of energy.

By the end of the meeting it was clear that there are those in our government who are working for the people, but they are frustrated by those in government who are working against the people.  It is time for us to clearly identify those who are enemies of the people. 

We cannot be complacent anymore.  All were in agreement on this.  “The state doesn’t create wealth, people do!” exclaimed Dan Logue. 

California must become business friendly and soon, as the drain on personal wealth is occurring at a rapid rate.  There can no longer be any delays.  The quickest way to create jobs is to restore the water supplies to the farmers.  Follow that up with a repeal of AB 32 (Cap and Trade), and reduce tax rates across the board.   Encourage the use of efficient fuel sources like diesel, and increase our access to offshore oil supplies. 

By producing electricity with low cost fossil fuels we can increase the supply and lower the cost of everyone’s electric bill.  Turning on the pumps that fill the reservoirs when it rains will stabilize and increase our water supplies, lowering the cost for all.  These pro-growth strategies do not need trillions of dollars of stimulus money.  They just need common sense and the political will to stand up to the eco-tyranny policies of totalitarian progressives.

We can balance the budget and solve all of our economic woes here and now by rejecting the nonsense of socialist government controls masquerading as environmental extremism.  Free markets create wealth and a clean environment.  Big bureaucracy bankrupts business.    

Assemblymember Joel Anderson summed it up.  “It is time to get California working again.”  All of the legislators left with a renewed vigor to carry the message of the people back to Sacramento with them.

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“Not Evil, Just Wrong” – exposing eco-tyranny

Protesting eco-tyranny and big government

Protesting eco-tyranny and big government

On Sunday October 18, 2009 the film “Not Evil, Just Wrong” premiered in town halls around the world. Shunned by Hollywood’s studios, it was distributed by patriots determined to expose the environmentalist war against the human race.

This film is a brilliant contrast to Al Gore’s movie “The Inconvenient Truth.” Exposing the flaws of Mr. Gore’s pseudo science, it depicts an emotional look at the total economic devastation of the Global Warming/Climate Change Hoax along with other misguided extremist policies of the environmental movement.

The most telling of which are the bans against DDT which have allowed malaria to spread across Africa and other Third World nations. Environmental extremists are depicted defending this policy to save birds while untold millions die from malaria.

The film shows heavy spraying of DDT across the US in the 1940′s and 50′s. Swimming pools full of children are being covered in clouds of DDT. There was no mention of any after effects and the scenes are represented to be from film archives of the actual sprayings.

In the 1960′s DDT was blamed for endangering the bald eagle, the National bird of the United States. Since the ban in 1972 the bald eagle has recovered and is no longer endangered, so the debate on DDT continues and people are still dying of malaria around the world.

Of course we have also had the Clean Air Acts which have removed most toxic pollutants from the atmosphere and designated Carbon Dioxide as the clean air. Removal of these toxins also helped the eagles to thrive.

In fact the United States has the cleanest air of any industrialized country. By only venting greenhouse gases we keep our atmosphere clean. Both Carbon Dioxide and water vapor are the major emissions from our power plants and industries. So what is the real reason for Cap and Trade? The negative economic effects are catastrophic.

The people have awakened.

The people have awakened.

This was depicted by following a young family whose future is tied to the coal industry. It was an emotional journey as the young mother tried to appeal to the architect of this fraud, Nobel Prize winner Al Gore. She left her very humble dwelling and drove to Mr. Gore’s mansion with a hand written letter to the Academy Award winner who is actively trying to eliminate her husband’s job.

The parallels to the people in California’s Central Valley were quite eerie. As California suffers 40% unemployment at the hands of corrupt politicians who use the Endangered Species Act to destroy family farms and jobs across the state, the environmental movement is determined to wipe out generations of wealth and turn productive farm land into desert.

Challenging the premise that carbon dioxide is pollution, or that greenhouse gases are bad, or that a warming climate is negative at all, the film presents multiple scholars and academics who completely debunk Mr. Gore’s assertions. In fact it becomes quite clear that the Climate Change Hoax is a cover for total global governance.

As the evidence mounted there was a human focus as the director went right into America’s heartland to show real people who will be affected by the job losses and unemployment caused by the policies of Cap and Trade. This was juxtaposed with interviews of so-called environmentally conscious individuals at a convention who tried to make the case that humans and overpopulation are the greatest threat to our environment.

How they intend to deal with overpopulation is the question. By banning the use of chlorine to purify our water. Impose regulations to protect animals and insects while humans are sent into poverty. Use the government to create food and water shortages worldwide. Eco-tyranny is real, it is happening here, it is happening now.

The real danger to our society is from environmental organizations who rely on propaganda and deceptions to create a global government that controls all economic activity.  They are no different from the progressive groups that used eugenics to justify their efforts to create a master race in Europe during the first half of the last century.  Those policies led to genocide unprecedented in human history.

Contrary to the claims of Al Gore’s minions that global warming deniers are just like holocaust deniers.  They are actually warning us of history repeating itself.  Environmentalists are creating a new holocaust with malaria, cholera, and famine.

This film is a must see.

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Tea pot boiling! Needs more water.

Government is the problem.

Government is the problem.

On Saturday October 17, 2009 Tea Party patriots from San Diego gathered to speak out and protest the policies of the Federal government that are wiping out families and businesses across the state.  The people are fighting back against the anti-capitalist forces of the Obama Administration and the Pelosi Congress that are being used to seize land and property from individuals and families. 

Today’s rally was attended by 300 to 400 voters from all political parties.  This was just one of multiple tea parties held today throughout California to bring attention to the water restrictions that have deprived the people of their freedoms and their rights.  Like their historic ancestors, these patriots stood down by the docks, raised the flag, and spoke to preserve our freedoms.  There was no doubt that the crowd was flag waving, honest, hard working Americans who are opposed to the big government, progressives that are selling us out to foreign interests.

The event kicked off with a surprise sketch by an impersonator of SNL’s Tina Fey.  She mocked the big media elite who slobbered over a really inexperienced President who is keeping the water away from our farmers and intentionally damaging our economy.  A President who is adopting policies to eliminate profits and profitable corporations so that government can use the banks to take over everything. 

No where are the President’s misguided policies having a greater negative effect than in the agricultural community of our country’s heartland in Central California.  Here the people are dealing with ridiculous environmental controls over their water that are depressing real estate values, driving up energy costs, creating shortages, and increasing deficits.  It is clear that the Federal Government is causing unnecessary financial damage to the people of California. 

The Endangered Species Act is the basis for this excessive government control as environmental organizations wage a full on assault on the human race.  The water, the dams, and the irrigation systems belong to the people of California not the fish.  These aqueducts, canals, and storage spaces were built with our tax dollars and the tax dollars of our ancestors for our benefit.  The farmers are making the land green, while the environmentalists are turning it brown. 

Indeed they are not only using the ESA to destroy our land, but also pollute our streams.  They try to cover their acts with the claims of false disasters, like Global Warming and Climate Change, that only exist in Hollywood movies.  These false science hoaxes are then used to justify high taxes, caps on energy production, and oppressive policies like turning the water off.

If anyone thinks health care should be in the hands of government, make sure you are certain that government will do no harm.  Make that judgement by listening to the people of California.  As Ronald Reagan said “government is not the solution to our problems, government is the problem.”

Everything Ronald Reagan warned us about is happening right before our eyes.

In the case of the Central Valley and the California water wars, government is more than a problem.  Government has overstepped its authority when it turned off the pumps that fill California’s reservoirs.  The government has put the people in great danger and created water shortages throughout the state.  These shortages are causing double digit inflation in water prices and a complete destruction of 25% of our nation’s food supply.

Eye witness accounts of the complete devastation were presented by California’s people.  It was an honor for me to speak first about the use of the Delta Smelt ruling to drain the San Joaquin reservoir which created this drought. 

Once the farms are forced into bankruptcy the foreign interests will come in and buy up all of our valuable farm land.  The politicians who have betrayed their people must be held accountable for this scheme to strip Americans of their wealth and freedoms.  We need to question the merits of any ESA or Cap and Trade laws that are based only on false science.

Kay O’Hara, a realtor from North San Diego County, spoke next about the effect on real estate here in Southern California as the water restrictions force farmers to destroy their crops in the avocado groves.  This was also described to me when I visited the Central Valley by Jeremy Freitas.  The leaders of our agricultural community throughout the state are affected as the agribusinesses are the backbone of our economy.

Next to speak was Dawn Wildman.  Dawn has led the California Tea Party movement which is completely grass roots without any type of funding from the big political parties.  She spoke about the effort to repeal AB32, California’s Cap and Trade economic restrictions, and she also announced the Protection of Employee Earnings Initiative.  This initiative, when passed, will make it illegal for public employee unions to use member earnings for political reasons.  Following is a summary of the text: 

It will be unlawful to deduct from the wages, or earnings, of any public employee, any amount used for political purposes.

The measure does not prohibit public employees from making donations for political activities, provided those donations are not deducted from the employees’ pay.

So there is a lot of news from this Tea Party.  The Feds are draining our reservoirs and not allowing above ground water storage to be replenished, while using the water restrictions to bankrupt multi-generational farms.  A grassroots organized effort to repeal Cap and Trade is spreading.  The Protection of Employee Earnings Initiative was announced.  Although these were extremely newsworthy events, there was little coverage by the mainstream media.

The Tea Party movement is a real force to be reckoned with and cannot be ignored by the political parties any longer.  The people are in an all out revolt against the big government corruption.  It is very clear among the people that their freedoms and rights are being taken away by a government using false science and misleading propaganda. 

Next Sarah Bond warned us of the effort by the government to take away our right to recreational fishing and new taxes on big screen televisions.  Recreational fishing is not harming our environment.  New restrictions on  TV’s will drive up prices even more into a hyper-inflationary environment.  This government is now spiraling out of control as it knows it can get away with anything if it is successful in keeping the water supplies turned off.

The highlight of the day was a brief reminder of the historical importance of our Tea Parties, today’s dates in history, and the transcendence of American patriots from the days of 1776 to today.  It was a truly emotional moment of pride to be one of those who spoke up in our fight to stay free.  From Boston to San Diego we are all proud to be Americans.  Marc Moniz-Stockwell, a Bostonian who is a direct descendant of Revolutionary War heros, shared his historical knowledge with us.

We have learned the lesson of our ancestors.  We will teach our children how to be free.  We will stand up to an overbearing government that takes away our freedoms.  We were raised on Reagan and we honor him today as he reminded us how important our history is to our freedoms.

We need to know our history.  We know who we are.  It became clear that those in attendance on Saturday were well informed.   They knew about the efforts by the UN to impose global controls over the United States.  Laws written outside of our country by those unaccountable to our people cannot be imposed on us without violating our Constitution.  Our national security is being threatened along with our food supply.

Finally, the Tea Party ended with an emotional appeal by Dawn Wildman who described the food lines that were created in the Central Valley by the eco-tyranny policies of our government. 

How is this happening in America?  In the land of Ronald Reagan?  Who is to blame for this? 

Unfortunately it is we the people who have let our guards down.  Complacency is very dangerous in this world.  We have to stand up together.  We can reverse the damage.  We can provide water for all.  We have to stand united against a government run amok, a government that is now waging economic war on its own people.  We will be complacent no more.

 

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Obama’s oligarchical oppression – no water, lots of pollution

On Thursday, October 15, 2009 President Obama went to San Francisco for a fund raiser where he accepted upwards of $2 million from the elitist of the elite environmental extremists for his efforts to keep the water away from not just California’s farmers, but everyone in the state.  By using his Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, as the merchant of drought, Obama hopes to avoid blame for the catastrophic devastation his policies have wrought on the state of California.  The shortages that are being created of our most basic necessity are driving up water rates for everyone who lives here.

Even now the federal government is seizing more control over all of California’s water supplies and diverting them away from farms and people.  They claim that they are trying to restore the San Joaquin Delta’s eco-system, but in reality they are pumping pollution into the rivers and the estuaries.  Each day up to one billion gallons of partially treated sewage is dumped into the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and its associated waterways.

water can grow crops too!

water can grow crops too!

The high levels of amonia just from Sacramento are enough to keep the salmon away.  Sacramento adds 125,000 gallons of amonia per month to the Delta, far more than any other source.  If you want to see what happens to fish in water with high levels of amonia just set up a fish tank without a filter.  Your fish will be dead in a week from swimming in their own waste.  But it is easily treated with a simple CARBON filter.  Yes carbon, no element is more essential to life than carbon.  It is the structural basis for many compounds that comprise the living cell.

So instead of cleaning up their sewage the politicians in Sacramento swim in it by passing laws to divert water away from the farmers and the people.  They say they are protecting the environment when they are actually polluting it and placing the people in great danger by refusing to keep adequate above ground storage.  Enormous amounts of runoff flow out to the sea when it could be captured for irrigation. 

Efficiently capturing carbon for human energy with water and sunlight

Efficiently capturing carbon for human energy with water and sunlight

It is true that rainfall has been less than average for the past three years, but not that much so.  The real reason for the drought is the shut down of the pumps that fill the reservoirs during the rainy season, and the draining of existing storage to flush sewage out to sea.  These measures have created a monumental disaster to the environment and the economy of the state and the nation.

President Obama callously showed his ability to ignore the truth by flying over the affected areas without one thought of recognition.  He shows no signs of easing up on the water restrictions that are turning California from a green state into a brown one. 

Green no more

Green no more

The human toll is astounding.  The children and grand children of multi-generational family farms are being squeezed out of business by a government that is in the pockets of organizations dedicated to eco-tyranny.  These groups will do everything they can to blame farms far upstream from the real cause of danger to the fish.  Farms that create jobs and wealth throughout the state.  Environmental organizations are engaged in a relentless push to overturn 100 years of progress that made California the most productive farm land in the world.

The farms are a source of wealth and pride for this state.  It takes hard work and dedication to work the land.  Give us our water back, we paid for those dams and aquaducts with our own sweat and tears.

Long hours in a hot sun with temperatures often reaching 100 degrees

Long hours in a hot sun with temperatures often reaching 100 degrees

Jeremy Freitas of Freitas farms shared some of his family’s history with me on my last visit to the Central Valley.  All of the people of central California have strong family bonds that pass down their tribal knowledge of farming from generation to generation.  These great Americans have sacrified all of their lives to make our country great and strong.  They are now under attack by a President determined to bankrupt them with water restrictions as his government works to undermine our economy and our environment.

These farmers deserve our admiration and respect for they are the backbone of this state.  The efforts of the Federal government to eliminate their water supplies under the guise of conservation is nothing more than a huge land grab by an oppressive oligarchy that is working for foreign interests.  By reducing water allocations to 10% the government has cut off the financial ability for these farms to survive for water is money, water is jobs, water is life. 

Without the ability to produce a crop the land values plunge, depressing real estate prices across the state.  This collapse spread through the banking system and was a contributor to the entire financial crisis.

Everyone across the country is feeling the effects of this oppression.  The President is directing his wrath against America’s greatest citizens as his punitive punishments affect families of all races and all income levels.  The food lines increase every week and so do the budget deficits. 

Volunteers help distribute food to displaced farmworkers in Huron, c

Volunteers help distribute food to displaced farmworkers in Huron, CA

As his arrogance blinds him to his own incompetence, the President now offers tax increases as the solution.  Turn the water on you foolish man.  You are hurting America’s people as well as its fish.  Your policies have harmed multiple generations.  Do you have a heart at all?  Why do you use the Endangered Species Act to justify this tyranny?  We the people see through you and your party.  The water restrictions are your albatross.  Stop harming these innocent hard working families.

When I first met Jeremy Freitas last summer he was with his dad, Joe, at a meeting with some of the other great people in the Central Valley who are united in this fight against the government.  Joe is a Vietnam Veteran who served his country in the Southeast Asian war of the last century.  While we talked about the current government oppression, Mr. Freitas, Joe, broke down.  The tears welled up and he began to cry as he remembered the men he fought with and watched die for our country and our flag.  He knows what it is like to be on the front lines of a war.  Jeremy spoke with great respect when he shared the story of his father’s service to our country.

Emotions run high with America’s veterans; they see what is happening to our country.  Our flag stands for freedom, but President Obama is trying to change that with his policy of water tyranny. 

Cutting off water is an act of war and has been since the dawn of mankind.  Barak Obama you are not Caesar.  We do not have an emperor, we only have a president.  Stop waging war against us with your environmental police.  

At first the blame was placed solely on President Bush, who was foolish to believe in anything that came out of the Pelosi House, but once in office President Obama intensified the oppression, seized more water, and eliminated the ability of the farmers to fund their operations.  Bank’s won’t lend to a farmer who has no water because dust is not a cash crop.

Valuable crop of cotton waiting for harvest

Valuable crop of cotton waiting for harvest

 This is not Bush’s disaster as he kept environmental extremists at bay; it is a direct effort on the part of Speaker Pelosi, President Obama, and the entire progressive movement to undermine our Constitution.  This is the reason they have created the Global Warming Fraud and Climate Change Hoax, to steal our land and our freedoms.  They will use the EPA to bypass Congress and crush free markets as they work for the enemies of our country.  Those who attack capitalism and profits are enemies of the American people. 

We are now at the mercy of a compassionless President determined to change our way of life from one of a dedicated and productive work ethic to one that is completely dependent on government control.  The President’s policies push everyone into poverty as he wipes out the wealth of our nation while increasing pollution in our rivers and streams.

 

In the last 3 years, as more water has been diverted away from the farms and reservoirs, the salmon runs have declined.  Rather than address the cause of the problem the government breaks water contracts with the family farms that have paid for the irrigation systems with decades of tax revenues and hard work.  This intentional negligence has a purpose and it is not to enhance freedom and prosperity. 

The water now stored in dams and reservoirs for the farmers is being washed out to sea without deriving any economic or environmental benefit from the process.  If that water was given to the farmers, we would have lower unemployment, lower tax rates, lower deficits, higher real estate values, and a much stronger economy. 

Efficient methods to utilize every drop of water

Efficient methods to utilize every drop of water

This is common sense that seems to have eluded the politicians who work for the Obama Oligarchy.  They cut off the water out of ignorance or arrogance.  If it is the former they are unfit for office; if it is the latter they are bordering on treason.

It even gets much worse as the reduction in fresh water supplies cause increases in energy usage.  The water conservation measures force farmers to pump wells with electricity and diesel.  None of the negative effects of the environmental nonsense were considered by the President and his cronies when they instituted the restrictions recommended by anti-American interest groups out to damage our economy. 

As Jeremy described the government’s policies to increase costs and energy usage, we drove past miles of fallow ground.  The stark barren landscape was once a beautiful and bountiful field of green crops that absorbed greenhouse gases, reduced dusty air pollution, and generated economic benefits for everyone in the state.  Water is available for all of these fields, but eco-tyrants work with a corrupt Federal and State legislature to keep the pumps and irrigation systems turned off with draconian water restrictions unheard of in American history. 

So the result of this catastrophic policy is a state plunging into bankruptcy.  High deficits go higher.  Reservoirs go lower.  Unemployment goes up.  Prosperity goes down.  You cannot deny the damage you are inflicting anymore Mr. President.  The devastation lays at your door.  Your hands are unclean.  Get your head out of the clouds.  You are the cause and so is your party.

Eastside above ground storage

Eastside above ground storage

Now that the westside of the Central Valley has been laid waste, the administration is working closely with members of his party who want to dry up the eastside by releasing more valuable water resources from the Friant Dam.  The excuse is to restore rivers that have not existed for decades; the reality is they want to send more untreated sewage into the San Joaquin Delta.

How much longer will the people of California have to put up with this nonsense?  The restrictions are being imposed by the Feds, and the Democrats in Congress continuously vote with Pelosi and Feinstein to destroy California’s families by restricting water to selected areas.  They pick and choose their victims arrogantly determining who gets water and who doesn’t.  So far they have voted to mix it with sewage and pump it into the Delta when they should have voted to grow food and clothes for the world. 

Do you want these people in charge of your health care?  If they can cut off your water they can cut off your doctor.

It is time to stand up to this eco-tyranny.  It is time to stand up and save our country.

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Governor Schwarzenegger fights to save his people and his legacy.

As the state of California continues to suffer some of the highest unemployment rates in the country, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is in the midst of a war that will determine his legacy.  On Friday October 9, 2009 he acknowledged the efforts of all of the water coalitions and the Tea Parties around the state who are “putting the spotlight on this very important issue.” 

The rallies are having an impact as the progressives scramble to explain the destructive results of their nonsense policies.  California’s water warriors will welcome the Governor’s voice in this struggle, but they will not waver in the fight for freedom.  The Federal Government has overstepped its authority.  This battle is going to define the Governor’s legacy as the legislature uses the false science of climate change to justify their despotism. 

Fighting California's water wars

Fighting California's water wars

Our Governor has learned that attempts at compromise with the policies of environmental extremists have backfired.  These well funded organizations have used their money and influence in a machine like fashion to instill nonsense regulations designed to destroy agribusiness across the entire state. 

Their combined efforts have the efficiency of the terminators of the Governor’s past film roles as heartless politicians at both the Federal and State levels crush the people with big government restrictions on water, “the lifeblood of everything we do.”  This oppression has created massive levels of unemployment that are unprecedented in American history. 

His legacy now parallels his film roles as he changes from being part of the machine-like oppressors of the environmental extremists, to a warrior against them in the battle for freedom.  Indeed the destruction of the farmland reduces the absorption of greenhouse gases and increases air pollution while contaminating our rivers with sewage and ammonia that kill the salmon.  The hoaxers and charlatans still try to spin a web of deceit as they try to justify the diversion of water away from the people.  When they cut off the water to our farms they showed their true colors.  

The progressives in our government are not green but brown, intent on creating a society based on the audacity of hope.  They even claim that the whales of the Puget Sound need the water more than the farmers.  This is the nonsense used by our oppressors.

Formerly a patchwork of green is now just fallowed fields of dust.

Formerly a patchwork of green is now just fallowed fields of dust.

Now all of the people must unite together to stop the army of heartless terminators masquerading as scientists, attorneys, and politicians.  These highly paid operatives care not for the people.  They destroy our food supply, and dismantle our water systems in the name of protecting the environment.  The  reality is their actions have destroyed our ecosystems and our economy.  They wipe out our capitalist system and eliminate profits in an attempt to bankrupt the family farmers.  The water restrictions are a financial disaster as they create a loss of revenues for both the agri-businesses and the state. 

The domestic enemies of the people are well funded and well entrenched.  When the President of the United States won the Nobel Peace Prize it was at the same time his administration is waging a water war against his own people.  California’s budget deficits are now mushrooming as the President’s policies wipe out profitable businesses across the state.  His war on capitalism is bankrupting the state government as tax receipts drop proportionately with the drop in profits.  Blindly he plunges the people into poverty as generations of wealth evaporate.    

 

The people stand behind the Governor:  "United we will win."

The people stand behind the Governor: "United we will win."

The shut down of the pumps has not just blocked irrigation to the farms.  It has also stopped the filling of our reservoirs during the rainy season.  Jeremy Freitas of Freitas Farms showed me an aerial view of the effects of these policies that have amplified the drought.

This is the foolish logic of eco-tyrants.  Governor, please tell the legislature and the President that here in California we like to fill the reservoirs when it rains.  Turn those pumps back on.  It is incompetent negligence to allow the water to run off rather than be stored during our rainy season.  If you do not fill them this winter you will be very sorry next summer especially since the Friant Dam is now being drained in the same way.

Fortunately as the word gets out some members of the legislature are starting to listen.  They are aligning with the people, the leaders of the Tea Party movement, and water coalitions to save our state from this unnatural disaster.  These American patriots who cling to the Constitution do not accept the lies and false science anymore.  They want their water back.  They want their freedoms back.  They want their country back.  We live in a Republic not a Democracy.  There is a major difference and the California water wars are a perfect example of how Democrats rule like an oppressive oligarchy.

What do you do when the government turns off your water?

What do you do when the government turns off your water?

History is at a turning point.  We are united in our fight against this eco-tyranny.  A government that wages war against its own people is a government that must be removed from power. 

The Obama Administration has been adamant in its reliance on false science to engage in these destructive acts.  They are not fooling anyone.  The people know when they are being hoodwinked.  Obama is forcing the people of California into food lines as the water restrictions destroy the economy of the state.  Budget deficits rise as the President coordinates the oppression with Speaker Pelosi and the Democratic legislature.  The entire contingent of politicians in the Democratic Party is working against the people of California.  They continue to drive up unemployment to increase poverty and dependence upon socialist handouts.

The Republicans in the legislature are fighting for the people.  Senators Dave Codgill and Dennis Hollingsworth spoke about their years of work and efforts to solve our water issues.  Senator Codgill described the difficulties in this fight as the opposition is strong like the relentless pursuit of the terminator machines.  Senator Hollingsworth described how San Diego is leading the effort with a desalinization plant in Carlsbad. 

Governor Schwarzenegger stands behind Senator Dave Codgill in the war over water.

Governor Schwarzenegger stands behind Senator Dave Codgill in the war over water.

Senator  Hollingsworth did not mention that his uncle Bill Hollingsworth was instrumental in leading the effort to get the Olivenhain Dam built, the largest dam built in the United States in the last 50 years.  So we want to acknowledge how he comes from a family that has worked for decades to make our state strong and prosperous.  The truth is that generations of Californians have struggled for the last hundred years to build the irrigation systems for our farms and our people. 

Aubrey Bettencourt of the California Water Alliance spoke about her family and how the family farms are the backbone of California’s economy.  These are the people who are under attack by the politicians who want to terminate the family farms like heartless machines bent on relentless destruction.  It is an amazing parallel to the Governor’s character in his films.  

 

She was followed by Danny Curtain of the California Carpenter’s Conference  whose members came to show solidarity and unity with the Tea Parties and the Water Coalitions.

California is in the midst of a battle against tyranny and the food lines are the front lines of California’s Water Wars.  The devastating economic effects are spreading throughout the state as water rates climb 20 times faster than the rate of inflation.  Even now the political powers have started to release more water from the reservoirs during the middle of a 3 year drought in a move that will create more supply shortages which will affect more than farmers and jeopardize the entire population. 

So as the madness continues the Governor has chosen to stand with the people in an effort to reverse the catastrophic economic and environmental damage to his state.  He has completed his conversion from the machine mentality of those terminating our water supplies, to a man who has recognized the human effect of this monumental disaster.  It is appalling that the progressives in the California legislature and the U.S. Congress continue to be in denial about the damage they are inflicting upon the people.  The Governor now must battle them to protect the impoverished people of his state.

Our Governor has gotten absolutely no help from the President as the Nobel Peace Prize winner adamantly denies water to the farmers.  He uses his office to impose economic hardships on those who have fought for our country and work hard to feed the world.  President Obama has become the evil terminator who wages mindless destruction against his innocent victims.

What makes you think we will allow you to do this Mr. Audacity of Hope?

What makes you think we will allow you to do this Mr. President?

Ironically the Democratic party has become the party of the rich, by the rich, and for the rich.  While the Republicans, Independents, and Libertarians are standing together with the working class citizens and conservative Democrats in an effort to save the poor and impoverished victims of this class war.  They are united through the Tea Parties in this struggle to get our water back.  

The victims of this year's Nobel Peace Prize winner.

The victims of this year's Nobel Peace Prize winner.

Comedian Paul Rodriguez cannot believe his party is doing this to his people, but like Ronald Reagan before him, he is seeing how the Democrats have abandoned their principles and have sold out to the money and the influence of anti-American environmental groups.  Perhaps it is time for Mr. Rodriguez to make the same change made by Ronald Reagan. 

Never vote for a Democrat, never ever vote for a Democrat

Never vote for a Democrat, never ever vote for a Democrat

As the politicians and environmentalists continue to drain the reservoirs and flush the available farm water out to sea, California’s budget deficit grows ever larger.  The fools in Sacramento seem oblivious to the fact that by destroying the agribusinesses they wipe out sources of revenue to fund police, fire, and education.  They blindly cater to the nonsense science of environmental extremists who are determined to destroy the irrigations systems of the Central Valley.  Instead of green plants that absorb carbon dioxide, they created a dust bowl of monumental proportions.  Billions of dollars of economic activity have dried up overnight under the progressive policies of eco-tyranny.

Thank you Governor for uniting with our cause.  Our goal is simple.  We will remove the terminators of human rights from power.  We will use our constitutional rights to spread the message of our plight.  We will get our reservoirs filled and our irrigation systems back.  We will investigate the corruption that has created this crisis.  We will never again believe the false claims of environmental nonsense.  “United we will win!”

Later this week:  Friant Dam, walnuts, corn, and an update from Sacramento.

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Farming California – The economic benefits of water

A field of lettuce brings jobs, wealth, and absorbs carbon dioxide.  It is as green as it gets.

When irrigated, a field of lettuce brings jobs, wealth, and absorbs carbon dioxide. It is as green as it gets.

The backbone of California’s economy is the agricultural sector of the Central Valley.  This flat plain that sits between the coastal and eastern mountain ranges is blessed with some of the richest soil in the world.  Unfortunately it is naturally dry and arid, unable to sustain life without a man made irrigation system.  Fortunately, when Americans settled in the Central Valley during the last century, they built reservoirs and irrigation systems to turn the dry, brown landscape into a lush green valley providing all types of food products for the entire world.

 

I spent a day with one of the valley’s multi generation farmers, Jeremy Freitas of Freitas Farms.  Jeremy is a 4th generation family farmer who gave me a full tour of his family’s agricultural operation.

He showed me just some of the crops that are produced there.  It was a warm sunny day at the end of September with a brisk wind blowing across the plains as a small cold front passed through the night before.  Temperatures were in the 70′s, about 20 degrees cooler than the previous week when the temperatures hovered around 100 degrees in the last gasp of summer.

We drove along the straight, flat roads for miles to our first stop, a collection pond that captures well water to irrigate the fields.  It is protected by a windbreak of eucalyptus trees as the wind whipped across the plains.

Well water is not as good as the water from the aquaduct due to the higher salt content and it is ususally more expensive.  Wells are not cheap and there is no guarantee of success when drilling.  It is also more costly as it needs to be pumped with diesel or electric motors. 

Not only do the farmers use the collection ponds for well water pumped from deep below the surface, they also use these ponds to collect runoff or tailwater from their irrigation ditches.

Efficiency is essential when water allocations have been cut back to 10% by the Federal Government because of the Biological Opinions that protect the salmon, smelt, and whales.  The farmers have been declared expendable by judges and environmental groups so they resort to whatever methods they can use to survive.  Water is used instead of herbicides as they have developed ways to reuse tailwater to eradicate weeds before planting a crop of organic tomatoes.  Without water, weeds win.

We then drove further west to a well site next to a Pima Cotton field.  As the wind blew steadily, Jeremy described how well water is limited in its ability to provide for all areas available to grow. 

 

Pima cotton is a superior blend of cotton, that is extremely durable and absorbant.  Sometimes referred to as Egyptian cotton, it’s origins date back to its cultivation in Peru, but it is named after the Pima native Americans who first cultivated the plant in the U.S.  The long fibers make it the highest quality cotton in the world and it is mostly grown here in California’s Central Valley.  So it is not just our food supply that is in danger.  Every commodity grown is rapidly being out-sourced to foreign nations.

Jeremy then showed me where the water supplies from the aquaduct are distributed to these fields.  The aquaduct contains the water that comes from the northern part of the state.  This is the water that is being restricted due to the politics that values fish but not people. 

The water allowances for the people were reduced to 0% earlier this year.  That is correct, the people were cut to zero as the fish were given 100% of the allocations.  When the farmers screamed the politicians gave in and allowed the farmers to have 10% of their allocations.  So the fish are now valued 9 times greater than the taxpayers.  This is the definition of environmental extremism in all of its nonsense.

We continued through the valley driving for miles past dusty fallowed ground until we eventually found one of the areas that is currently in production.  A lettuce field was attended by a crew of dedicated workers who labored for hours in the strong winds and blistering sun of Central California.  Methodically they hand picked every weed away from the crop to maintain the highest quality.  Jeremy described this laborious process:

You certainly cannot grow food without water.  This fact is the weapon used by environmentalists who are actively trying to destroy our economy.  The environmental groups have banded together to wage war on our farmers.  They falsely claim they want to restore the environment when in actuality they want to wipe out the family farmers by cutting off their source of revenue.  Fallowed land produces no crops.  It becomes an economic drag on balance sheets and financial stability.  It is criminal for these so called do gooders to be allowed to wage economic war against our people and our country.  The financial burdens are unnecessary and the damage can sometimes be irreversable.

Stay alive Jeremy.  We the people hear the cries of our the heros of the Central Valley.  The dams and irrigation systems were built for you.  The were bought and paid for by the taxes and lives of your ancesters.  The environmental organizations have no right to take the water away. 

Fish cannot gain human rights with the legal shenanigans of these groups.  Our Constitution was written by men for the human race not the fish.  Cutting off the water to our farmers and using smelt as an excuse is completely unconstitutional.  Any politician who supports such nonsense must be thrown out of office for incompetance. 

Jeremy’s ancestors are the heros of the last century.  They turned the land green and made it valuable.  With proper management and common sense there can be Water for All.  It is time to put the management of California’s precious resources into the hands of responsible people who have not sold us out.  The needs of the people come first, and with good leadership we can irrigate our farms and restore value to this state. 

Next time:  Eastside water, the Friant Dam, corn, walnuts, and salmon.  Also an update on the efforts of Governor Schwarzenegger to get the water back for the farmers.

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Schwarzenegger to hold press conference tomorrow on water.

Governor Schwarzenegger has invited farmers and farmworkers to gather with him tomorrow on the Capitol Steps for a press conference on water. He is fighting the California legislature over the government created drought. He has threatened to veto all bills unless there is an immediate solution to the water crisis.

If the Governor can find a way to provide water back to the farmers, he will be a hero along with all of those who have fought all year long to restore common sense to our government.

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