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Mark Baird will be speaking 11-15-14 on Liberty Tour

Liberty Tour

Nov. 14, 2014
Dinner at 5 p.m.
Calvary Christian Center, 2620 Colusa Hwy
Yuba City, CA.

Nov. 15, 2014
Doors open 8 a.m. – Program starts 8:30 a.m.
Church of Glad Tidings, 1179 Eager Rd.
Live Oak, CA.

Hear the truth –
Take a stand –

Presented by Paul Preston   

of    

www.Agenda21radio.com

Featuring Sheriff Richard Mack
And Cliven Bundy
Clare Lopez – Retired CIA
Mark Baird – State of Jefferson
Larry Pratt – Gun Owners of America
Dan Johnson – PANDA
Dr. Jim Garrow – Retired CIA
Shannon Grove
Register by calling: 888-857-6220
Admission costs from $40, $85 & $95 Students $15 pre-register

Trinity County: Mark Baird gave a great presentation to Board of Supervisors

Here’s what happened at yesterday’s Trinity County Board of Supervisors’ meeting.

Trinity County Supervisor Chairman Judy Pflueger invited Mark Baird to give a presentation on the Jefferson Declaration project to establish a State of Jefferson. Mrs. Pflueger had attended an earlier Town Hall and wanted the rest of the Board to hear about the possibilities in a new state.

This Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2014 meeting was a very well attended meeting with about 65 crowding into the board room. Late-comers had to stand out in the foyer, because all the seats and standing room along the walls was taken!

Mark Baird’s address was flawless and hit on all the major points. You could see that minds were being opened to the idea and it’s possibility as he spoke.

Then, several of the board members had very good questions, which Mark was easily able to answer.

There was a question about the finances that Mark wanted to check into before he gave an answer and Supervisor Karl Fisher was nominated to be the go- between to get that information.

We know that Judy Pflueger and Debra Chapman will no longer be on the board January, so we will need to go back again when the new supervisors are installed.

In the meantime, Rob Oakley and Richard Seel will be working hard at educating and getting the word out about Jefferson. If you can help, please contact them.

Their contact info can be found at JeffersonDeclaration.net.
Click on “TRINITY’ page

Mark Trinity 11-14-14 reg

Above is Mark Baird speaking to the Trinity County Board of Supervisors supported with a full-house crowd.

Below are the Trinity County Board of Supervisors

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Trinity County: Presentation by Mark Baird to Board of Supervisors regarding creating State of Jefferson 11-12-14

Trinity County: Presentation by Mark Baird to Board of Supervisors regarding creating State of Jefferson 11-12-14

The State of Jefferson will be presented On

WEDNESDAY NOV. 12th
9 am
Board of Supervisors

The Community Meeting Room at the Main Branch of the Trinity County Library.

It is located in Weaverville, on Highway 299W at Red Hill Road, across the street from the US Forest Service Building.

Yuba Co: Liberty Tour is Nov. 14-15, 2014

Liberty Tour

Nov. 14, 2014
Dinner at 5 p.m.
Calvary Christian Center, 2620 Colusa Hwy
Yuba City, CA.

Nov. 15, 2014
Doors open 8 a.m. – Program starts 8:30 a.m.
Church of Glad Tidings, 1179 Eager Rd.
Live Oak, CA.

Hear the truth –
Take a stand –

Presented by Paul Preston   

of    

www.Agenda21radio.com

Featuring Sheriff Richard Mack
And Cliven Bundy
Clare Lopez – Retired CIA
Mark Baird – State of Jefferson
Larry Pratt – Gun Owners of America
Dan Johnson – PANDA
Dr. Jim Garrow – Retired CIA
Shannon Grove
Register by calling: 888-857-6220
Admission costs from $40, $85 & $95 Students $15 pre-register

Sporting Clay Tournament is 11-15-14

Sporting Clay Tournament in Nov. 15, 2014

Tehama County will be hosting a Sporting Clay Tournament as a fundraising event for the State of Jefferson on November 15th at the Rolling Hills Casino. Each county is invited to send their delegates to shoot for a great cause.
Lunch and awards ceremony will take place after the shooting and non-shooters are welcome. Please find attached the information flyer and registration forms, due back by October 30th.
All proceeds will go to the State of Jefferson, earmarked for education and advertising.
See you there!
Fundraiser for State of Jefferson
1st Annual State of Jefferson Sporting Clay Tournament
Sponsored by Tehama County for State of Jefferson
Sat. Nov. 15, 2014
8 a.m. is sign up
9 a.m. starts
1 p.m. lunch and awards
at
Clear Creek Sports Club
Rolling Hills Casino
I-5 and Liberal Ave.
Corning, CA.
$100 per shooter, includes sporting clays and tri-tip lunch at Rolling Hills Casino
$20 for non-shooter and lunch
Represent your county!!!!!
RSVP and deposit deadline is Oct. 30th
Call Karin Knorr at 530-824-4035

There may still be openings available !!!

Arizona Voters Approve Prop 122 to Reject Federal Acts

Arizona Voters Approve Prop 122 to Reject Federal Acts |

Tenth Amendment Center
tenthamendmentcenter.com

Nov. 4, 2014

PHOENIX, November 4, 2014 – Today, voters in Arizona approved a ballot measure that follows James Madison’s advice to stop federal overreach. With 80% reporting, the tally held steady and increasing at 51-49%.

Approved was Proposition 122, a state constitutional amendment that enshrines the anti-commandeering doctrine in the state constitution. The language amends the state constitution to give Arizona the ability to “exercise its sovereign authority to restrict the actions of its personnel and the use of its financial resources to purposes that are consistent with the Constitution.”
This language is consistent with the advice of James Madison, who wrote in Federalist #46:
Should an unwarrantable measure of the federal government be unpopular in particular States, which would seldom fail to be the case, or even a warrantable measure be so, which may sometimes be the case, the means of opposition to it are powerful and at hand. The disquietude of the people; their repugnance and, perhaps, refusal to co-operate with the officers of the Union; the frowns of the executive magistracy of the State; the embarrassments created by legislative devices, which would often be added on such occasions, would oppose, in any State, difficulties not to be despised; would form, in a large State, very serious impediments; and where the sentiments of several adjoining States happened to be in unison, would present obstructions which the federal government would hardly be willing to encounter. [emphasis added]

The amendment language mirrors the well-established legal doctrine of anti-commandeering. The Supreme Court has consistently held that the federal government cannot force states to help implement or enforce and federal act or program.It rests primarily on four SCOTUS cases – Prigg v. Pennsylvania (1842), New York v. US (1992), Printz v. US (1997) and National Federation of Businesses v. Sebelius (2012).

PRACTICAL EFFECT

Prop 122 places language in the state constitution that would empower the state to pass referendums, bills or use other legal means to end cooperation with an unconstitutional federal act. Supporters of the amendment say the provision allowing the people to vote to refuse to cooperate with federal authorities will prove especially significant.
“Basically, it will allow Arizonians to hold a state referendum on federal policy, something I don’t think has ever been done before,” one supporter said.
While the people of Arizona could hold a referendum like this now, by constitutionalizing the process, it now allows Arizonians to hold a statutory referendum on each issue instead of a constitutional referendum. A statutory referendum requires less signatures to get it on the ballot, something supporters say will allow grassroots groups to initiate the process.The money necessary to get a constitutional referendum on the ballot makes grassroots efforts difficult.
The amendment allows the people of Arizona to deal with unpopular federal programs like Obamacare, gun control, surveillance, and more. Supporters say one of the first issues they plan to target involves federal rules that allow Arizona Child Protective Services to hide important information. This has become an issue in several investigations alleging agency misconduct in the deaths of children under their care. CPS used rules tied to federal funding to refuse to disclose information. Amendment supporters say they will use the new process to forbid state cooperation with any federal rule that shields transparency.
Simply put, the amendment enshrines a process to refuse state cooperation with unconstitutional federal acts in the state constitution. As Judge Andrew Napolitano has said, refusing participation on a state level can make federal laws “nearly impossible to enforce.”

ROAD TO THE BALLOT

In 2012, Arizona businessman and TAC lifetime member Jack Biltis spent $1.2M to get signatures in order to get his nullification question on the ballot. While he came up short that first try, he and others – including the tireless Arizona Tenth Amendment Center team – worked to get the measure on the ballot a 2nd time.
The ballot measure was put on the ballot this year after the Arizona state legislature passed Senate Concurrent Resolution 1016 (SCR1016) in 2013. The state Senate passed it by a 16-12 margin, and then in the state House approved it 36-23. Bypassing a likely veto from Gov. Jan Brewer, the measure went to a vote of the people.
“Politicians in Washington are fond of passing far-reaching laws, but more often than not they depend on state and local governments – and state and local taxpayers – to implement them. This means that not only is Congress making life harder for Arizonans, they’re asking us to pay the bill,” according to the Yes on 122 website. “That’s why a bipartisan majority of the Arizona Legislature came together to pass Prop 122.”
Former Arizona Sen. Chester Crandell, R-Heber, who died in August after being thrown from his horse, was the primary sponsor of the bill as it moved through the Legislature.
“I think we can all agree that the federal government is out of control. Look at Obamacare, excessive EPA regulations and the takeover of our automobile and financial industries,” Crandell wrote in the campaign literature sent out by the state. “The forest service and EPA are driving many of my rancher and farmer constituents out of business. The federal government has their hands in every aspect of our lives.”

PERSONAL DRIVE FOR FREEDOM

Biltis moved to the United States from Montreal, Canada 20 years ago. He says it worries him watching America follow the same path as his native country.
“I’ve seen this movie play out before, and I can’t risk my kids’ futures on it playing out again,” he said. “I’ve seen what an overreaching government can do. We couldn’t run a business. If we answered the phone in English, the language police could shut us down. We paid 70 percent of what we earned in taxes.”
Biltis said the move to nationalize health care in the U.S. particularly frightens him.
“Once the government had control of healthcare in Canada, things got even worse,” he said. “After surgery, my father-in-law couldn’t get a needed medication because it required government authorization, and the government office was already closed. The hospital admitted that he would die that night without the medication, but was not allowed to sell it to us because ‘that wouldn’t be fair to those who couldn’t afford the medication.’ We were eventually able to get the medication through the black market.”

Biltis calls the United States “the world’s last hope.”

“If America goes the way of Canada, there is no other place to escape. After seeing Washington’s takeover of the healthcare, auto, and financial industries, I realized that the government is not operating under any semblance of control,” he said. “Bringing back Federalism is the only way to make the government accountable and keep us free.”
So Biltis put his money where his mouth is, mortgaging his home and business to the tune of $950,000 to fund the drive to get the initiative on the ballot and passed in Arizona. And, that was just for the first round. Final figures have yet to be reported for what was invested to get Prop 122 passed.
“I have nothing personal to gain from this movement, other than the chance that my kids will grow up in an America as free as the one I knew,” he said.

GAME CHANGER

Prop. 122 has the potential to be a real game changer. If supporters follow through and use it as a mechanism to successfully reject participation in major federal programs, it’s likely that more states will follow Arizona’s lead.
While not something that will happen in the immediate future, this kind of domino effect is what’s needed to spell doom for the destructive notion of endless federal supremacy. Because the feds rely on state compliance far more than they would like you to realize, these type of measures are incredibly important. They have the potential to create a chain reaction that could shake up the status quo more than anything we’ve seen in generations.

Santa Barbara Applying for State Loan to Restart Water Desalination Plant

Santa Barbara Applying for State Loan to Restart Water Desalination Plant

By Stephen Frank on Nov 06, 2014 08:08 pm

California Political Review

More than twenty years ago the people of Santa Barbara built a desalinization plant. Yet, they never opened it. If they had, the county would not be without water today. Government in the county would not be trying to stop private water deliveries, such as those received daily by Oprah Winfrey and other rich people. Wonder if Al Gore gets private water for his $9 million ocean view mansion?

Now they need more than $30 million to upgrade this never used water plant. The money is available, since Prop. 1 passed. In fact, loaning money for this might be the ONLY creation of water in the total $15 billion bond (principle plus interest)

“This week, the council approved applying for a Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund loan to pay for the capital costs of reactivating the plant.

“We are hoping for the loan to cover all desalination capital costs, including what has been spent to date,” interim water resources manager Joshua Haggmark said.

Question why should the people in Tulare help pay for water in a county that built a desalinization plant more than twenty years ago and REFUSED to use it? Just a thought.

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City officials estimate the cost of reactivating the facility at more than $32 million

The City of Santa Barbara’s water desalination plant will require more than $32 million to reactivate. City officials are applying for a state loan to help defray the costs.

By Giana Magnoli, Noozhawk, 11/6/14

The City of Santa Barbara is applying for a state loan to cover capital costs for reactivating the Charles E. Meyer Desalination Plant.

The plant was placed in standby mode shortly after it was built in the early 1990s, so the reverse-osmosis membranes and other equipment must be replaced to make the facility functional again.

The plant pumps seawater through filters to catch the solid matter first, after which pure saltwater is pumped through the membranes at high pressure to separate out the fresh water.

City Council members hired Carollo Engineers to do preliminary design services, and the city will soon request bids for a contract to design, build and operate the plant.

Around April, the council will consider awarding a contract or delaying the process.

This week, the council approved applying for a Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund loan to pay for the capital costs of reactivating the plant.

“We are hoping for the loan to cover all desalination capital costs, including what has been spent to date,” interim water resources manager Joshua Haggmark said.

The city submitted a pre-application in July and was told to submit a full application for funding, he said.

While the reactivation capital costs were initially estimated at $20 million, city staff now believe the cost will around $32.4 million.

At the full permitted capacity of 7,500 acre-feet of water per year, the facility would produce about half of the city’s water needs.

When it was built, the Goleta Water District and Montecito Water District had an agreement with Santa Barbara to help fund the construction and share in the water production.

Those agreements have ended, and the plant would only be used for Santa Barbara city water customers.

http://www.capoliticalreview.com/capoliticalnewsandviews/santa-barbara-applying-for-state-loan-to-restart-water-desalination-plant/

Arnold’s awful real estate deal haunts state

Arnold’s awful real estate deal haunts state

By Stephen Frank on Nov 05, 2014 08:15 pm

California Political Review

Arnold was an amateur governor and a professional fondler. He loved the part of being governor, never understood economics or the role of government. As long as women were available and the crowds cheered him, he was happy as a clam. Forced to make decisions, he reverted to the European model of government—the State is […]

http://www.capoliticalreview.com/capoliticalnewsandviews/arnolds-awful-real-estate-deal-haunts-state/

$20 MILLION Stolen From Teachers by Unions to Support Torlakson for Superintendent Of Public Instruction

$20 MILLION Stolen From Teachers by Unions to Support Torlakson for Superintendent Of Public Instruction

By Stephen Frank on Nov 05, 2014 08:22 pm

Unions stole more than $20 million from teachers in order to support a radical anti-teacher for Superintendent of Public Instruction—Tom Torlakson. He believes teachers have no right to be in the classroom if they refuse to pay a third party, a union, bribes. Going on, he also believes that students do not have the right […]

http://www.capoliticalreview.com/capoliticalnewsandviews/20-million-stolen-from-teachers-b-unions-to-support-torlakson-for-superintendent-of-public-instruction/