Archive 110 - July 2011
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Karuk Tribe Outlaws by Karuk Tribal member James Waddell, posted to KBC 7/19/11. "Within the Karuk Tribe of California, Mr. Alvin “Bud” Johnson and Mr. Gary Beck were leaders in developing a relationship with the environmentalists … the marijuana growers could help keep their marijuana gardens from being found...Timber production with loggers, timber cruisers and forest service workers posed the greatest threat of exposure of the marijuana growers...When I was trying to evaluate a timber sale in Dunn Creek of OR, I was threatened… by a trio of .357 Mag-armed pot growers...Happy Camp’s population has fallen from 3,000 in the 1980s to an estimated 840 by 1997...These Karuk Tribe of California-led political actions against loggers, gold miners, farmers and Klamath dams are not really about saving salmon. Indians kill and sell tens of thousands of salmon per year..."
EPA & Army Corps Seek to Expand Clean Water Act, Comments extended to 7/31/11
Comment Period Lost River Suckers and 53 endangered species until 7/25/11, FWS
House Republicans Send Letter Raising Concerns Over President Obama’s Nominee for Fish, Wildlife and Parks Assistant Secretary, posted to KBC 7/23/11. "The letter raises serious concerns over Ms. Wodder based upon her long-time record at the Wilderness Society and American Rivers, as well as the foreseeable conflict of interest as a political appointee working on regulations and contracts with her prior employers. American Rivers has been party to 150 lawsuits against various parties, including the federal government. In fact, the organization has lawsuits currently pending against some of the federal government’s land and water plans operated in part by the Interior Department." KBC NOTE: American Rivers is an exclusive KBRA stakeholder voting member. George Soros supports Earth Justice, who pays for American Rivers attorney fees. Earthjustice also pays the bills for other environmental groups on the KBRA "stakeholder" voting members, and also those opposed, yet all in the same coalitions: PCFFA, Klamath Wildlands, Karuk Tribe, Oregon Wild, .........................." Some are still in litigation against Klamath Basin irrigators. American Rivers and the KBRA voting "stakeholders" and opposing groups are all in the coalition to destroy the Snake and Colombia River dams.
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation provides funding for Klamath River (Climate Change) study, ($1,944,000) The Times-Standard July 21, 2011. (KBC NOTE: You can thank our farm leaders for supporting the KBRA for this gov't funded study. The KBRA makes provisions to reevaluate how much water farmers will receive based on the study; one more way to eradicate the farmers and ranchers)
WaterSMART: Recently, the Secretary of the Interior announced that $1,944,000 would be going to studying the
The $206,098,920 Endangered Species Act settlement agreement; Budd-Falen Law Offices 7/21/11. "On July 12, 2011, the Justice Department and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (“FWS”) announced “an historic agreement” which will require the American taxpayers to pay $206,098,920 to just process the paperwork deciding whether to include over 1000 plants, bugs, worms, and other assorted creatures on the Endangered Species list. None of this money goes to on-the-ground conservation; this taxpayer funding is just to process petitions filed by only two, out of dozens, of radical environmental groups..." and "...the Justice Department ...will pay their attorney fees..." (KBC NOTE: these same environmental groups, and USFWS, are involved in taking agriculture out of the Klamath Basin.)
Little hope in delisting endangered sucker, by Warren Haught, Klamath Falls 7/22/11. "Our local 11.8 percent unemployment rate is in large part due to the ESA."
Scoping input on the Klamath Settlement EIS / EIR Process 7/19/10, by John Menke PhD and Jennifer Menke.
On Oregon DUIs, Newsletter by Oregon Senator Doug Whitsett 7/22/11
From our President: "The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the US Government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government's reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America's debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that the buck stops here.' Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better." - Senator Barack H. Obama, March 2006 -
Petition to Delist Coho Salmon presented by Siskiyou County Water Users Association 7/18/11, prepared by Dr. Richard A. Gierak
Letter to Mr. Ben Zabinsky, Water Resources Control Engineer, from scientist John W. Menke, PhD. followed by letter from Mr. Zabinsky posted to KBC 7/18/11. "Are you also aware that that board lied to a landowner in the Redding/Anderson area when he refused to join a coalition which that board threatened him with up to a $1,000 per day fine if he did not sign up to join that coalition? And are you also aware that..."
Total Resource Management and Ecosystem Services, by Siskiyou County Supervisor Marcia Armstrong 7/19/11. " I am not certain that creating additional powerful stakeholders interested in the management of mountain natural resources is such a grand idea."
I am not certain that creating additional powerful stakeholders interested in the management of mountain natural resources is such a grand idea."
7/17/11: Galatians 6:7-10.
Water quality process at standstill, H&N 7/16/11
My Turn: Fish, frogs and owls didn't survive the Wallow Fire, by Douglas Brown, AZ 7/16/11
Klamath Dam Removal Studies Meeting in Orleans, Two Rivers Tribune 7/13/11
Letter to government agencies who were recipients of letter by Karuk spokesman Craig Tucker who was conjuring up a "summit" with the agencies to fix the Scott River, by Mark Baird, Vice President Scott Valley Protect Our Water, Vice President Siskiyou County Water Users Association. "The Karuk Tribe gained Federal status by taking a treaty signed by and for the Shasta people."
"Craig Tucker and his Karuk Tribe, call for Summit to: 'Solve the problems on the Scott River.'
by Mark Baird 7/11/11. The goal of this meeting is to 'fix' the problems on the Scott River. Several problems arise immediately in this grand plan:
To: The Honorable Members of the California Redistricting Commission, from Frank Tallerico, retired Siskiyou County Superintendent of Schools July 7, 2011
Sent to KBC from Frank Tallerico: From the New King James Version Romans 15:7-13 Glorify God Together 7. Therefore, receive one another, just as Christ also received us; to the glory of God. 8. Now I say that Jesus Christ has become a servant to the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made to the fathers, 9. and that the Gentiles might glorify God for His mercy, as it is written: "For this reason I will confess to you among the Gentiles, and sing to Your name." 10. And again He says, "Rejoice, O Gentiles with His people." 11. And again: "Praise the Lord, all the Gentiles! Laud Him, all you peoples." 12. And again Isaiah, says: "There shall be a root of Jesse; And He who shall rise to reign over the Gentiles, in Him the Gentiles shall have hope." 13. Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Agenda 21 equals National suicide (and George Soros), NWV, posted to KBC 7/9/11. “We must make this place an insecure and inhospitable place for Capitalists and their projects – we must reclaim the roads and plowed lands, halt dam construction, tear down existing dams, free shackled rivers and return to wilderness tens of millions of acres or presently settled land.” Dave Foreman, Earth First.” KBC NOTE: Earth First demonstration for Klamath dam removal, KBRA dam removal deal, Obama's wilderness executive order for Klamath River basin, Nature Conservancy and federal agency's acquisition of 100,000 acres Klamath Basin ag land now swamps, impossible water quality mandates for Klamath River resource users, Feds', NGOs', and Tribes' efforts and lawsuits to eliminate Klamath River miners (the same tribes, ecoterrorists, and gov't agencies forcing the KBRA on us).
Nielsen Bill To Protect the Williamson Act Passes Assembly Floor – Sent To Governor’s Desk, PRESS RELEASE, posted to KBC 7/9/11
“Keeping the Dream Alive Benefit Dinner & Auction” Tulelake Butte Valley Fair July 9, 2011
Senator Doug Whitsett newsletter 7/8/11. "Oregon is a national leader in home mortgage foreclosures, our annual per capita income trails the national average by more than $3,500, our functional unemployment remains above 20 percent and 750 thousand Oregonians are using food stamps. Yet Senate leadership flatly refused to even hold hearings on bills that were thoughtfully designed to promote growth in private sector jobs...Three fourths of our timber mills are closed down, and more than 30,000 family wages jobs are destroyed. These two bills would have created more than 4,300 jobs, as well as $100 million in state and local government revenue."
I object to being called prejudiced; KBRA wrong, H&N, letter by Dennis Jefcoat, posted to KBC 7/7/11. "Steve Kandra’s June 7 letter asserted I am prejudiced against Native Americans and their private interest. My heritage is Anglo-Saxon, black slave and Cherokee Indian."
Whitsett true spokesman for rural Americans, H&N letter to editor by Vaudine Cullins, Alturas, posted to KBC 7/7/11
Weekly Klamath Water Report, H&N, 7/7/11.
One owl horning in on another, H&N, posted to KBC 7/7/11. "One of the potential removal methods involves shooting the barred owls." followed by: Owl plan hinges on killing rival; Spotted owls not recovering; may be linked to barred owl. (KBC NOTE: a few decades ago the federal government poisoned suckers, killing thousands of them. Now the plan is to kill little barred owls...?)
Wildfires threaten protected habitats; wolves, owls among the endangered, H&N, posted to KBC 7/7/11. "Crown fires in overgrown forests have become the greatest cause of unusual losses for the (spotted owl) birds, and 73 protected nesting areas were burned in the fire,...The burned forest supports more than a dozen other endangered or threatened species, including snails, frogs and fish. Dozens of other species live in the forest that aren’t rare, including bear, deer, antelope and a herd of elk that, at about 6,000, is among the state’s biggest."
Timber officials want more public lands harvested, H&N, posted to KBC 7/7/11. “We have a lot of dead and dying timber...In our view, (not harvesting it) is wasting a … valuable resource.”
Re: California Rangeland Conservation Coalition e-update; US Fish and Wildlife Service Seeks Input on Proposed Easement Program, preceded by letter of "Input" by Dr. John Menke, posted to KBC 7/6/11. Dr. Menke's biography.
Reposting: Dam removal will do more harm than good, by Dr. John Menke, ecologist, reposted to KBC 7/6/11.
Dam Idiots Caught Using Junk Science on Klamath River, by Brian Sussman, Human Events, posted to KBC 7/4/11. "According to the just-released 350-page assessment, funded by the Fish and Wildlife Service, experts expressed “strong reservations” that the expensive effort could significantly increase the Chinook salmon population in the Klamath River system...As usual, the environmentalists were caught ginning up their case to destroy the dams using phony data. In this case they concocted an imperfect computer-generated model to cast the dams as evil salmon-killers."
Sent to KBC from Frank Tallerico for July 3, 2011:
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