Dakota Pipeline, Eminent Domain?

Eminent Domain: The power to take private property for public use by a state, municipality, or private person or corp-oration authorized to exercise functions of public character, following the payment of just compensation to the owner of that property. Federal, state, and local governments may take private property through their power of eminent do-main or may regulate it by exercising their Police Power. The Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution requires the 

government to provide just compensation to the owner of the private property to be taken. A variety of property rights are subject to eminent domain,such as air, water, and land rights. The government takes private property through 

condemnation proceedings. Throughout these proceedings, the property owner has the right of due process.

August 22, 2016

The Declining Human Race

For the first time in human history, people aged 65 and older will outnumber children under age 5, according to a report entitled  "An Aging World: 2015". The report says, it's just around the corner, before 2020. By 2050, the proportion of the population 65  and older (15.6 percent) will be more than double that children under age 5 ( 7.2 percent).

The fertility rate (TFR) in many countries has fallen below the 2.1 children a couple needs to replace themselves, says the report. "Traditionally, children are the mainstay of old age support, especially when only one parent is still living," says this sidebar authored by researcher Martina Brandt at Dortmund University and Christian Deindl at University of Cologne. "However, people are not only living longer but also having fewer children, with rising childlessness among the older people. Thus new challenges arise: Who will provide help and care to the childless older people?" they write. "On what support networks can they rely? And, what role does state play in care provision?"

The first commandment to mankind recorded in the Bible, Gensis 1: 28 "Be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it"

March 13, 1905, Teddy Roosevelt's speech to the National Congress of Mothers is evident of his concern about and condemnation of growing fruitlessness.  "There are many good people who are denied the supreme blessing of children, and for these we have the respect and sympathy always due to those who, from no fault of their own, are denied any of the other great blessings of life. But the man or woman who deliberately foregoes these blessings, whether from viciousness, coldness, shallow-heartedness, self-indulgence, or mere failure to appreciate aright the difference between the all-important and the unimportant -- why, such a creature merits contempt as hearty as any visited upon the soldier who runs away in battle, or upon the man who refuses to work for the support of those dependent upon him, and who though able-bodied is yet content to eat in idleness the bread which others provide....

The existence of women of this type forms one of the most unpleasant and unwholesome features of modern life....if either a race or individual prefers the pleasure of more effortless ease, of self-indulgence, to the infinitely deeper. the infinitely higher pleasures that come to those who know the toil and the weariness, but also the joy, of hard duty well done, why, that race or that individual must inevitably in the end pay the penalty of leading a life both vapid and ignoble. No man or no woman really worthy of the name can care for the life spent solely or chiefly in the avoidance of risk and trouble and labor. Save in exceptional cases the prize worth having in life must be paid for, and the life worth living must be a life of work for a worthy end, and ordinary of work more for others than for one's self. "


When Roosevelt spoke more than a century ago, American woman were producing 3.5 children each, well above the 2.1 needed to for population stability.  He did not anticipate how strongly anti-child the U.S. would be after WWII:

  • 1948: U.S. advisors got the Japanese to make abortion readily available.
  • 1960: the pill went into wide distribution.
  • 1962: Illinois was the first state to legalize homosexuality.
  • 1965: Supreme court eliminated many future children with Griswold. Connecticut, concerned with about falling birthrates, made the sale of contraceptives illegal. The Supreme court discovered, 'the right' to use contraceptives in the Constitution (dubbed the 'right to privacy' in for the married), and abrogated the Connecticut's law. Now the pill is legally available married at the time when most children were being born within marriage.
  • 1967: California Gov. Ronald Reagan signed the first state law legalizing abortion.
  • 1968: The Population Bomb by Stanford professor Paul Elrlich was published to acclaim across academic and the media. It led to Zero Population Growth movement.
  • 1972: Supreme court (Eisenstadt) discovered that if married people had the right to privacy thus contraception,  so must the unmarried. The court also declared that any discrimination because of martial status was irrational.
  • 1973: The American Psychaitric Association discovered that the personality problems associated with homosexuality tastes were bogus, declaring homosexuality as "normal."
  • 1978: Gov. Ronald Regan's opposition defeats the Briggs Amendment, which would have protected children by banning 'open' homosexuals from the school system.

Who is the human race's worst enemy? Satan, who sits at the head of government and the leaders become his tools of destruction. Wicked people will have a wicked ruler. God is our creator and Satan and his followers are the destroyer of his creation.

Source: Family Research Inst. "The belief in God, verse the belief in man", CNS news, "First Time in History: People 65 and Older Will Outnumber Children Under 5", The United States Census Bureau "An Aging World: 2015", The Holy Bible.


August 18, 2016

Bio Mass Plant in Burney Gives Notice of Shut Down


Burney Forest Power biomass plant employees about 25 people, have given notice that it will cease operation toward the end of September. Their 30-year contract with Pacific Gas & Electric Co. ends in 2020 was amended last year, which gave Burney Forest Power more money for its electricity. The amendment expires Aug. 31, at which time the contract reverts back to the original terms. Osborne said he's been told by Burney Forest Power that it can't operate under the terms of the original contract because the rate PG&E will pay isn't enough to keep the doors open. Without the biomass plant, Shasta Green's operation might be in jeopardy and jobs of more than 100 employees. The company operates a logging and trucking arm in addition to their sawmill.

More government tax resource drying up. What will follow, government employees laid off, salaries trimmed and reduced public benefits?

Source: Energy Central







August 16, 2016

The California Marijuana Legalization Initiative , Prop. 64

November 8, 2016, Prop. 64 will be on the ballot in California as an initiated state statute to legalize "Adult Use of Marijuana Act".

Ballot Summary;

  • Legalizes marijuana under state law, for use by adults 21 or older.
  • Designates state agencies to license and regulate marijuana industry.
  • Imposes state excise tax of 15% on retail sales of marijuana, and state cultivation taxes on marijuana of $9.25 per ounce of flowers and $2.75 per ounce of leaves.
  • Exempts medical marijuana from some taxation.
  • Establishes packaging, labeling, advertising, and marketing standards and restrictions for marijuana products.
  • Prohibits marketing and advertising marijuana directly to minors.
  • Allows local regulation and taxation of marijuana.
  • Authorizes resentencing and destruction of records for prior marijuana convictions.

Supporters make the following arguments in support of Proposition 64:

  • The proposition has specific safeguards that would protect children while allowing responsible use of adult marijuana.
  • The proposition would incorporate best practices from other states that already legalized marijuana use and would adhere to recommendations provided by California's Blue Ribbon Commission on Marijuana Policy.
  • The proposition would generate tax revenue and decrease law enforcement costs, providing funding for things like afterschool programs, drug prevention education and drug/alcohol addiction treatment, law enforcement training and research on impaired driving, and other programs.
  • The proposition would prevent legislators from using generated revenue for their pet projects.
  • The proposition would provide an environment where marijuana is safe, controlled, and taxed.


Supporters make the following arguments in opposition of Proposition 64:

  • The proposition would result in more highway fatalities and more impaired driving.
  • The proposition would allow marijuana growing near schools and parks, and would erode local control.
  • The proposition would increase black market and drug cartel activity.
  • The proposition would allow marijuana smoking advertisements to be aired.
  • The proposition would hurt underprivileged neighborhoods.


Medical marijuana is already legal in California, which was the first state to legalize it in 1996. In 2010, Prop 19, a ballot item to legalize recreation marijuana, went before California voters in 2010 but failed to pass.

United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)has marijuana listed as a Schedule 1 - drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse. Some examples of Schedule I drugs are: heroin, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), marijuana (cannabis), 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (ecstasy), methaqualone, and peyote.


Source; Ballot Pedia, California Secretary of State

Copy and paste link in search window below to read all 65 pages of the Marijuana initiative

https://www.oag.ca.gov/system/files/initiatives/pdfs/15-0103%20%28Marijuana%29_1.pdf?


August 12, 2016

Brendan Dassey's Conviction Overturned

 Brendan Dassey's murder case was widely publicized through Netflix’s hit series Making a Murderer exposing a corrupt legal system.  August 12, 2016, a federal judge overturned Dassey's conviction.

Judge William E. Duffin found that Dassey’s confession in the murder of Teresa Halbach was involuntary under the Fifth and 14th Amendments, according to court documents. Dassey will be released in 90 days not unless the state chooses to retry the case.

Source: Buzz Feed News



Moon Valley Growers  vs Lassen County Board of Supervisors

The Moon Valley Growers (Association) filed a lawsuit against Lassen County Board of Supervisors, July 11, 2016 for a Writ of Mandate to rescind, void and set aside portions of Lassen County 2016 medical marijuana ordinance. County Counsel Bob Burns drafted the liberal marijuana ordinance  for the board members to approved on April 21, 2015. Later on, the County realized how much of a screw up the liberal ordinance was and that Burns had left loop holes in it, creating all sorts of chaos for the  Lassen County residents and Sheriff Department, forcing the Lassen County Board of Supervisors to amend the marijuana ordinance , April 2016 to close the loop holes, changing that the  pot growers must reside on the premises in a lawfully established structure, according to the Public Healthy and Safety code sec. 17922. This change in the ordinance lead to the Moon Valley Growers to sue the Board of Supervisors.

In Lassen County the word "reside" has a different definition for the ones running for office or holding an elected  position,"Home is where the heart is at". Will the pot growers have that same privilege?


With other counties  in California having more stricter  marijuana ordinances,  Lassen County's ordinances became a big welcome sign to the pot growers and cartels. It's estimated that there's over a 100 pot grows in Lassen County. The Board of Supervisors help create this problem and will not fund the Sheriff's department to help them to enforce the laws in Lassen County.


As of, August 12, 2016, the California Secretary of State does not have the Moon Valley Growers (Association) listed as being incorporated. In California, if an association is not incorporated, it cannot sue or be sued. You would think, the names of these individual pot growers would be listed as a party in the lawsuit, since the organization does not appear to be registered with the California Secretary of State.


Is this the reason Burns is retiring, because he got the county in a lot of hot water with his liberal marijuana ordinance? Did Burns or the Board of Supervisors profit from this liberal ordinance that they approved? If you recall, the Board of Supervisors were forewarned about hiring Burns as County Counsel, but Chapman had to have his "right -hand- man" in there by his side and the pack chose to follow after him. Now look, who will be left holding the bag after Bob Burns, Bob Pyle and Jim Chapman fly the coop, the taxpayers, as always.

​Unsolved Murders In Lassen County, California

California Mass Election Fraud Revealed in 2016

Don't trust elections in Lassen County, either.

County Clerk Bustamante has not given account for the huge drop in Absentee ballots in District 2. In 2012, nearly 65% voted by absentee ballot, but in 2016 only about 8% voted by absentee ballot. According to statisitics voting by absentee ballot increases, not decrease. Why the huge change for District? Fraud?

Article from LCT newspaper

Joan Elizabeth Kennedy Murder, 1979 in Susanville, California

Lassen County Scoop making Lassen County a better place to live.

8/5/2016

PG&E Contracts Expire

​Greenleaf Power plant manager sends out letters notifying their suppliers that they will no longer accept fuel deliveries. PG&E's 25 - 30 contract expired, January 2016 may force many power plant closures in California, such as Greenleaf Power in Wendel, Ca.


June 9, 2016, The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) amended Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) renewable energy power purchase contract with Sierra Pacific Industries to allow for use of dead tree biomass resulting from drought and bark beetle infestation in response to Governor Brown's October 2015 Tree Mortality Emergency Proclamation.  This agreement will allow 5 Sierra Pacific Industries biomass plants located in Anderson, Burney, Lincoln, Quincy, and Sonora to continue to operate.

   

Click for source: San Diego County News 

Note: Suggestion for Board Members, have someone else write a letter to Governor Brown instead of Chapman.

Chapman,

the girl raised by monkeys

September 13, 2016

by Thomas Jefferson

Supervisor Chapman a Member of LCT Editorial Board?

In the LCT's Editorial and Opinions section, an article was written by an unknown author called, "Democracy really works when citizens get involved" or a more appropriate title would be,"Democracy really don't work when Government is in bed with local media..."?It was reported that Chapman recited the same article written in the local newspaper for an audience at the Lassen County Board meeting, word for word, leaving one to only assume, he is the author of the unclaimed article.

Recommendation: Change the wording in the article  "Some service organization actually run the county from some secret, musty, dark closet hidden away ...", to "government is actually ran from a secret, musty, old smelly, dark basement hidden away.."

Note: Will Chapman be LCT's next "Managing Editor" in 2017?


 California Going Bankrupt Will Result In Government Pension Cuts Or 

Compromise The People's Safety?

There's more behind Prop. 57, then just letting criminals off the hook and jeopardizing public safety, it's about saving the government employees fat pensions. Prop. 57 claims; Net state savings that could range from the tens of millions of dollars to the low hundreds of millions of dollars annually primarily due to a reduction in the prison population from additional paroles granted and credits earned. Net county costs that could range from the millions to tens of millions of dollars annually, declining to a few million dollars after initial implementation of the measure.

Sc00p's Recommendation; trim government salaries, benefits and retirement, rather than compromise  our safety. Place private sector over prisons to stop  government waste.

Dr. Lawrence J McQuillan stated, about 51% of the people working in the private sector make less and do not have a pension plan, as the public sector do. His video is well worth watching to show how government is a self-dealing, greedy, immoral entity. If government were held to the private sector's  accounting standards, their accounting practices would be considered criminal.

Click here for Lassen County's Government officials pay, benefits and salaries.

Note: CAO Egan and County Counsel Burns are the highest paid County employees:

  • 2015, Egan's total wages $174,200; total retirement and health cost $32,527.
  • 2015, Burns' total wages $143,013; total retirement and health cost $28,712.

Isaiah 59

2 But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.
3 For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness.
4 None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.

5 They hatch cockatrice' eggs, and weave the spider's web: he that eateth of their eggs dieth, and that which is crushed breaketh out into a viper.
6 Their webs shall not become garments, neither shall they cover themselves with their works: their works are works of iniquity, and the act of violence is in their hands.
7 Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths.
8 The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace.
9 Therefore is judgment far from us, neither doth justice overtake us: we wait for light, but behold obscurity; for brightness, but we walk in darkness.
10 We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we had no eyes: we stumble at noon day as in the night; we are in desolate places as dead men.
11 We roar all like bears, and mourn sore like doves: we look for judgment, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far off from us.
12 For our transgressions are multiplied before thee, and our sins testify against us: for our transgressions are with us; and as for our iniquities, we know them;
13 In transgressing and lying against the Lord, and departing away from our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood.
14 And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.
15 Yea, truth faileth; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey: and the Lord saw it, and it displeased him that there was no judgment.
16 And he saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor: therefore his arm brought salvation unto him; and his righteousness, it sustained him.
17 For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and an helmet of salvation upon his head; and he put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloak.
18 According to their deeds, accordingly he will repay, fury to his adversaries, recompense to his enemies; to the islands he will repay recompense.

A Flag Worth Fighting For

The American flag is a symbol of freedom, liberty and human rights. It is a symbol of our home and all that we believe in. A symbol men rally behind, whether on our shores or foreign shores. 

US Flag Codes

 Corrupt Government Is Like STD, It Can Be Highly Contagious and Hard To Get Rid Of.

September 16, 2016

by LG

Will Bob Burns go for Judge Mallery's seat in 2018?

Mallery beat Burns in the 2012 General Election for judge, after Burns was a head of him in the 2012 Primary Election. There seems to be a lot of complaints floating around that Judge Mallery is not supportive enough of law enforcement and soft on crime in Lassen County. Mallery has two rating on the The Robing Room, the  place where judges get judged by the people, besides casting their votes at an election. One person rates him a 10 and leaves comment, "Judge Mallery has integrity. The best thing that's happened to Lasen County in a long time." Another person with a totally opposite opinion leaves him with a zero rating and a comment, "This judge makes political decisions on the bench." Judges have a responsibility to help ensure our neighborhoods are safe, as well, as the law enforcement. Rate a judge, http://www.therobingroom.com/ The Robing Room.

Have a Safe and Happy Labor Day!

Labor Day is a day set aside to pay tribute to working men and women.

Remember to thank a veteran for their service.


No Justice Found Within A Corrupt Government

At all levels, from top to bottom, a corrupt government stands in the way of justice to protect government officials.

Lassen County Scoop Owes No One!

We Are Not Affiliated Or Funded By Lassen County Government Or The Alfalfa Mafia.

August 26, 2016

Coming Soon New Pool Sign

John and Eileen Spencer made a generous contribution to cover the cost of the new pool sign for the Honey Lake Valley Community Pool that's under construction. The Spencers will be meeting with Jared Hancock, the authority's executive officer to discuss the sign designs and cost.


For some unknown reason, this generous contribution was not reported in the local newspaper.

Would this be considered selective news reporting or bias news reporting?


Note: The new pool will not be called the "Jim Chapman Pool".

Jennie Borghi Murdered, 1973 in Susanville, California

Case botched by Police