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Archive 165 - February 2016
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Klamath Dams and Oyster Farm: The President’s Unfinished Promise: The Federal Government Still Lacks a Meaningful Scientific Integrity Policy, Huffington Post by Dr. Corey Goodman, elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, biotech entrepreneur and venture capitalist, and retired University of California at Berkeley biology professor, 2/26/16. "..When the Obama administration came into office, it began considering a billion-dollar project to remove four dams on the Klamath River. There was never much doubt about the outcome: in 2009, Interior Secretary Salazar said that the proposal to remove the dams 'will not fail.'...
First, Interior’s policy provides no transparency, timeliness, and truly independent review. Second, it fails to deal with agency conflicts of interest. Third, it has no requirement to correct egregious errors. And fourth, it provides no accountability - no way to appeal decisions either administratively or in the courts..."

California Farm Bureau Federation Friday Review 2/26/16. "The Department of Water Resources recently released the Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) Draft Emergency Regulations and a schedule of public meetings and the public comment process. Farm Bureau is reviewing the draft regulations and will submit comments. The public meetings are scheduled as follows..."

Matthew 5:3-10 "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for the shall be called sons of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." Sent by Frank Tallerico 2/18/16

Public meeting discussing Japanese Tule Lake Committee lawsuit to shut down Tulelake / Newell airport, by KBC News 2/28/16. "Nearly 60 concerned locals, mostly farmers, ranchers and local businesses, gathered at the Newell airport January 25th at a public meeting discussing the lawsuit by the Japanese to shut down our airport..."Three areas make up the Tule Lake Unit. They all play a role in interpreting the history of the incarceration of people of Japanese ancestry during WWII. These three areas are: *A portion of the original Tule Lake Segregation Center (37 acres) in Newell, CA *The Peninsula, also known as Castle Rock (1,293 acres), southeast of Newell, CA on Highway 139 *Camp Tulelake Civilian Conservation Corps Camp on Hill Road east of Tulelake, CA"

* The Tulelake/Newell Airport Controversy..Letter from Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors to Modoc County Board of Supervisors, posted to KBC 2/28/16.  "The Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors is writing to express it's appreciation and support for Modoc County in its ongoing role in the operation of the Tulelake Municipal Airport in Newell. In particular, we understand the necessity of keeping the airport open and secure by installing necessary perimeter fencing..."
HERE for KBC News page regarding Japanese Committee wanting airport to be removed so they can reenact the WWII Japanese relocation center, feeling that this is "sacred" land.
Japanese 'Stop the Fence' Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/StopTheFence?fref=ts
HERE for Japanese lawsuit  - Writ of Mandamus

Robert "LaVoy" Finicum< Bill to shield cop who killed LaVoy Finicum falters in Senate, H&N 2/26/16. "Finicum, 54, was killed Jan. 26 along a wooded stretch of highway 20 miles north of Burns..."

Our Urban-Rural Divide Deepens, Senator Doug Whitsett newsletter 2/26/16.

Yamsi Ranch calving complicated by lone wolf on the perimeter, H&N 2/28/16. "about 15 calves had been born. Jerri said they are planning to birth calves from each of the ranch’s 450 female cows. What they did not plan on was keeping a 24-hour watch on the cows because of one very persistent wolf... the standard barrage of non-lethal wolf deterrents have not fazed OR-25."

Environmentalists sue for more rules to protect sage grouse, H&N 2/26/16.  

Calf attacked by wolf in Swan Lake Valley, OR-33 the culprit, still on the move, H&N posted 2/25/16.  "He is the fifth radio-collared wolf to make its way to Klamath County."

Irrigation District Dissent, H&N 2/19/16. "...the board voted 3-1 to accept KID Manager Mark Stuntebeck’s resignation and to reinstate office manager Rachelle Gates immediately. Stuntebeck and Gates were both placed on administrative leave following a KID executive session Feb. 10. Nearly 100 people and two Oregon State Police officers were present at the standing-room only meeting."

Oregon Senate Passes Minimum Wage Hike Costing Oregon Businesses $1.2 Billion 2/11/16.

1whitsett.JPGTransparency bill a reminder to state that we're Oregonians not 'opponents': Editorial, Oregonian 2/17/16. Sen. Doug Whitsett, R-Klamath Falls, is sponsoring a bill with Sen. Peter Courtney, D-Salem, that would require state agencies to summarize the legal basis behind a proposed rule or administrative order. 
"It's telling that an Oregon Justice Department lawyer argued against a bill that would require greater transparency from state agencies by noting that "opponents" would benefit from such legislation. Others might instead use the term 'Oregonians.' "

Mel Bundy Tells of Oregon shootout, interview with Dennis Michael Lynch, posted to KBC 2/17/16.

Feb 15 wolf plan comments due

Titus 3:4-7 "For when the kindness of the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life." Sent by Frank Tallerico - 2/14/16

Another Closed Door Deal Emerges, by Oregon Senator Doug Whitsett KBC 2/9/16. "Whitman admitted he had not talked with Siskiyou County Supervisors, even though three of the four dams are located in Siskiyou County... Recent polls show that as many as 80 percent of Siskiyou County citizens oppose destruction of the dams...Representatives of both the Klamath Irrigation District and Klamath Water Users Association indicated they had no previous knowledge of a new deal to remove the dams. They expressed their concern that they were not consulted regarding the negotiation of an agreement that would fundamentally alter their livelihoods...Both California Congressman Doug LaMalfa and Tom McClintock were also kept out of the loop, according to their staffs. Their offices had not yet seen the AIP and were to receive a first briefing the day after it was made public...Congressman’s office (Walden) had neither participated in nor been consulted with regarding the new dam removal deal...It would seem that clear and transparent government would require bureaucrats to actually consult with elected legislators and Congressmen prior to making monumental decisions."

Local leaders upset over dam removal, H&N 2/10/16. " 'There’s no need for the dams to be removed,' Criss said. 'I see no benefit to Klamath Basin agriculture because it takes away water storage and replaces it with no water storage.' " "Oregon Rep. Gail Whitsett, R-Klamath Falls, said she believes the decision about whether the dams should be removed belongs with FERC. 'To turn it over to FERC is the right path, versus deciding politically whether to do that.' ”

(Klamath) Irrigation board suspends two workers, H&N 2/11/16, "Cheyne, and board members Grant Knoll and Ken Smith, voted in favor of placing KID Manager Mark Stuntebeck on administrative leave...and office manager Rachelle Gates..."

* "Klamath County Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to place "In God we Trust" plaque in their hearing room amid overwhelming support during public comments. Out of 44 residents who spoke at the meeting, 39 were in favor of the sign while more than 100 others wrote emails of support to be read into the meeting minutes..." Herald and News, posted to KBC 2/14/16.

Last Oregon refuge occupier surrenders peacefully, after some tense final moments, LA Times, posted to KBC 2/14/16

Michele Fiore, a Nevada Assemblywoman, Finds Unlikely Role at Oregon Standoff’s End, NY Times, posted to KBC 2/14/16.

Who Are the Real Arsonists, American Lands Council 9-minute video, about BLM burning out ranchers on BLM grazing ground, burning homes, fences, and killing more than 80 head of cattle, not compensating ranchers and no one was held accountable. Video was posted on Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore's Facebook page. At the same time the feds threw Hammonds in prison for another 4 years after serving one year for their firebreak that crept onto BLM ground, burning 140 acres. Posted to KBC 2/14/16

2/9 KCC meeting re: In God We Trust

2/9 TID meeting

Romans 8:14-17 - For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are the sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, Abba Father. The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs---heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him that we may also be glorified together?

< * MEETING NOTICE - Letter from Klamath County Commissioner Tom Mallams: February 9th KCC meeting regarding "IN GOD WE TRUST" sign, 2/7/16.
* (Klamath) County to display 'In God we trust' motto, H&N 2/7/16

* TID regular public board meeting Tuesday Feb 9th--Watershed Conditions, Adjudication, Takings and KWAPA, TID legislation, boundary modification, etc..

*** PETITION requesting the government provide a full accounting and investigation into the shooting death of LaVoy Finnicum by government agents two weeks ago. https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/full-investigation-death-lavoy-finicum-federal-agents-january-26-2016-united-states-ag.
*Presently at 11:40 a.m. Sunday 2/7/16, 2,935 have signed this petition.
*SIGNATURES NEEDED altogether by February 28, 2016 - 100,000.

Letter from Ammon Bundy  about the patriots and what led to the murder of LaVoy Finicum, posted to KBC 2/7/16.

Hundreds, including Cliven Bundy and militiamen, pay respects to Robert ‘LaVoy’ Finicum and the freedom they say he represented, Salt Lake Tribune, posted to KBC 2/7/16

Oregon occupier LaVoy Finicum shot dead by the FBI is hailed as hero during Utah funeral attended by hundreds of people from across the country, Daily Mail, London 2/7/16 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3432946/Funeral-draw-large-crowd-support-Oregon-protester.html#ixzz3zQF1TjaW

California Farm Bureau Federation Friday Legislative and Governmental Update 2/5/16. Includes doubling pay on holidays for some jobs, and Calif. Water Board news, including Tribal Resolution No. 2010-0062 "AUTHORIZE FUNDING FROM THE CLEAN WATER STATE REVOLVING FUND (CWSRF) TO THE YUROK TRIBE (TRIBE) ... 'Western Rivers Conservancy submitted an application to the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) Program on behalf of the Yurok Tribe (Tribe) for the acquisition of approximately 22,237 acres of forest land in the Klamath River watershed...A credit review was completed on November 4, 2010, recommending a maximum CWSRF financing amount of $18,750,000 for the project, assuming a 25-year term at a zero percent interest rate...' "

Oregon Representative Gail Whitsett 2016 votes  2/5/16

Vigil for Arizona Rancher LaVoy Finicum Friday February 5th in Yreka,  killed by FBI and Oregon State Police on Jan. 26, 2016 in Eastern Oregon. Pie n Politics

(Klamath) Dam demolition revived, Drawdown of water could start in 2020, H&N 2/3/16.

Coalition moving to demolish Klamath River dams without Congress’s assent, Sac Bee, posted to KBC 2/4/16. "Federal officials and the states of California and Oregon said Tuesday they will press forward with plans to demolish four hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River, despite resistance from Congress...“We will move ahead as a group and start the process,” California Natural Resources Secretary John Laird told lawmakers at a committee hearing..."

"In God We Trust" Sign, approved by Klamath County Commissioners, Klamath News 2/3/16. "In a vote of 2-1, the Klamath County Commissioners yesterday approved placing a sign “In God We Trust” in the public meeting room at the Government Center."

1/31/16 - James 1:2-6 "My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind." sent by Frank Tallerico

* February 1 TOWNHALL Yreka, RESOLUTION FOR THE PRESERVATION OF KLAMATH BASIN AND HYDRO ELECTRIC FACILITIES, Keynote Speaker atty Larry Kogan ESQ, Specialist in Constitutional Law.

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