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Don’t stop believing

Some of you may have heard, and some may not have heard, but there is political news now in the making.  Several weeks ago I decided to enter the race in the Republican primary to be the next Governor of the State of California.    The reason for this is very simple.  After spending this past year crisscrossing this state and traveling up and down the west coast it has become apparent that the entrenched bureaucracy in Sacramento needs new leadership.  It is amazing to me that many politicians make excuses or cite legal reasons why nothing can be done to save our farmers and our economy.  I cannot stand by another election and just hope for change.

So as we start 2010 I have formed a grassroots campaign staff.  Currently it is comprised completely of volunteers.  These are average Californians who are suffering under the oppression of the fat cat political machines that have become accustomed to destroying the wealth of our families, sending our jobs out of state, and constantly offering tax increase after tax increase to solve our problems.  This nonsense must stop here and it must stop now.

It is time for California to elect one of the people for Governor.  Someone who can bring together all of those individuals and businesses who continue to struggle under the weight of a overregulatory legislature that cares nothing for the people they serve, but only does the bidding of foreign interests who want to undermine our freedoms and eliminate our rights.

I’m not ignoring the problem.  I’m going to solve it.  By the time I’m finished California will be fully employed and prosperous again.  Real estate values will increase, taxes will be lower, energy costs will go down, and the budget will be balanced.  I will do this by returning to the limited government and fiscal responsibility that made us number one in education, number one in economic prosperity, and number one in leadership in this country.  We will turn our water back on, restore our agricultural sector, strengthen our borders, increase the exploration and development of fossil fuels, and stay committed to our core family values.  Please join my team to make California great again. 

You can visit my campaign site naritelli2010.com for more details on the major issues facing our state and how I plan to solve them.  It will not be easy but if we all work together we will turn this state around and return it to the greatness it once had under Ronald Reagan.  We will reduce taxes and regulations across the board, bring jobs back to our state, and hold accountable those who have tried to undermine our freedoms with false science and environmental extremism. 

I will not tolerate duplicity and deception in our legislature, nor in my own party.  My current opponents have supported Al Gore and Barbara Boxer.  They have funded the Democratic party and have not even voted in the last decade.  The people of this state deserve better.  The people of this state deserve a leader who will stand up for values and principles that made our country great.  I ask all of you to give me a fair evaluation and choose me to be the next Governor of this great state.    

God bless all of you and don’t stop believing!

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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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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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Sacramento Tea Party – truckers surround the Capitol

Circling the seats of power

Circling the seats of power

Seven times around the Capitol

all afternoon around the Capitol

make a long blast with the horn and the wall of the city shall fall down flat

then make a long blast with the horn and the wall of oppression shall fall down flat

Capitol Building, Sacramento, CA
Sacramento, CA – the seat of power and oppression

 

Standing up to big government tyranny.

Standing up to big government tyranny.

American Patriots cling to the Constitution.

American Patriots cling to the Constitution.

"Rope and chains."

...read the signs, kill the bill!

The Democrats intentionally put these Americans out of work.

The Democrats intentionally put these Americans out of work.

What kind of tyrannt turns off the water to the farms?

What kind of tyrannt turns off the water to the farms?

The natives are restless Nancy Pelosi.

The natives are restless Nancy Pelosi.

Big Government does not create wealth, it takes wealth away.

Big Government does not create wealth, it takes wealth away.

CARB destroys business, Cap and Trade bankrupts the nation.

CARB destroys business, Cap and Trade bankrupts the nation.

The author of thecarbonmiracle.com thanks Congressman Nunes for fighting to get our water back.

The author of thecarbonmiracle.com thanks Congressman Nunes for fighting to get our water back.

thousands stand up to tyranny

thousands stand up to tyranny

Redress of grievances

United we stand!

the people listen

the people listen

accolades from the crowd

Mason Weaver received accolades from the crowd

United together to combat tyranny.

Mason Weaver and Piedad Ayala united together to combat tyranny.

Piedad Ayala, Dawn Wildman, Ben Bergquam

Piedad Ayala, Dawn Wildman, Ben Bergquam

The Democratic party has lost the trust of their own

The Democratic party has lost the trust of their own

...against all enemies bot foreign and DOMESTIC.

To protect and defend the Constitution against all enemies both foreign and DOMESTIC.

This is what the government did to our farmland.  The so called promise of GREEN jobs is not green at all.  It has made our farmers bankrupt and turned valuable cropland into barren desert.  Imagine what they would do to our health care system.

Government land reclamation.  Deny access to water until the farm goes bankrupt.  Then turn it into an environmental preserve and return it to it’s so called natural state. 

We the people will not put up with this nonsense anymore.  It is time to investigate the corruption in the environmental groups who are working to undermine our Constitution.

Later this week:  More from Sacramento – the truth about CARB

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Turn the water on!

This is a week for all Californians to stand up to tyranny and oppression.  As progressive elements in government use multi billion dollar marketing campaigns to conceal their deceptions, the hard working people of California are fighting back against their false science and duplicity.  On Friday August 28th we the people will bus our citizens in, fly them in, drive them in, truck them in, train them in, and do everything possible to stop the eco-tyranny policies of our State and Federal government.  We want our rights and freedoms back.  We the people have a right to our water, our oil, our diesel, our gas, and all other natural resources of this state.  It is time to get rid of the politicians who have voted to keep the water supplies away from the people and tax us into bankruptcy.

Never before in the history of our country has the government gone out of its way to harm the people it serves like they have with the Delta Smelt Biological Opinion. 

This is the what the politicians used to oppress the people of the California

This is the what the politicians used to oppress the people of the California

Millions of dollars have been spent by leftist foreign interest groups, environmental organizations, activists, politicians, lawyers, and judges to create a justification to turn off the irrigation systems to the people of California. 

This was in process for years if not decades as the lawyers manipulated the legal system to take away our freedoms and our rights all because a fish is so prolific it is clogging the pumps. 

Abundantly prolific for an endangered species.

Abundantly prolific for an endangered species.

It is not endangered.  It is extremely robust and prolific, but the Endangered Species Act was used to destroy private wealth, jobs, and economic activity here in the Golden State.  This is a constitutional violation of the 10th Amendment. 

Patrick Henry' eloquence

Patrick Henry' eloquence

Remember, Congress can pass laws that violate the Constitution all day, but they are not stopped unless the President vetos them or until a legal challenge is made in court.  Court cases can go on for years before bad laws are repealed. i.e. Prohibition. 

So the Pelosi Congress is following blindly as she leads us into despotism.  They don’t even read the laws before passing them.  They have them written by lawyers and lobbyists from Marxist and Socialist backgrounds with no accountability to the people.  Then implementation slowly erodes away our freedoms over years after they leave office.

There is no greater abomination of our rights under the Constitution than when it is used to justify rights for fish instead of people.  Indeed the current administration in Washington, D.C. believes that even trees have rights. 

Trees like this have died all across the central Valley due to water restrictions.

Trees like this have died across the Central Valley due to water restrictions.

I guess this only applies if the trees are not on valuable, rich, productive farmland like the dead almond and fruit trees of the Central Valley.  Eco-tyranny is based on legal mumbo-jumbo and complete nonsense.  It damages our economy and our environment.

The hate America crowd now controls our government.  They have a grand plan of oppression which forces us into slavery to big government.  They must be stopped.  They will create more legal nonsense to free the terrorists at Guamtanamo.

The environmentalists have succeeded in creating an eco-disaster with their “fish constitution” biological opinion.  More money was spent to evaluate the life cycle and spawning habits of the Delta Smelt than on the devastation caused by this man made drought.

Our tax money is being used to fund programs to send our jobs out of state and overseas.  Money is provided to leftist propaganda organiztions by foreign interest groups.  The goal is Global Governance to take away our freedoms. 

They pay lobbyists to get politicians to make false statements about capitalism, the environment, and our energy systems.

Green House Gases are green, but the socialist idealogues want you to think they are pollution.  If they do they can implement an environmental police state that among other things turns off the water to the farmers or tries to set emission levels back to the less populated world of the last century. 

Their goal is to eliminate the free markets and replace them with a government controlled by czars and unelected officials.  Czars who want to cut off our water supplies, fuel supplies, and electric supplies.  Czars who will eliminate profits and install a socialist society where the government owns and controls all economic entities and workers are placed into socialist buckets. 

If it sounds scary it is.  We must stay focused, we must remove these elements from our government through our election process.  You will know this fall just how many politicians are tied to the Pelosi/Obama oligarchy.  They will ignore the will of the people and put paid thugs into power.

They already try to segment us by making us part of disassociated hyphenated groups.  This is meant to divide and conquer us. 

We are all Americans and we oppose these methods of division.  We stand together against the big government Orwellian beureaucracy.  We march together for our freedoms. 

We will not stop.  We will not waver. We will not fail.

We want our water.  We want our freedom.  We cling to the Flag and the Constitution of the United States of America.  Turn our water on!  Turn it on now!  Stop making mankind an Endangered Species of this government.

Later this week:  March on Sacramento, Friday August 28.

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