A Double Edge Sword With Dropping Oil Prices

The sharp drop in oil prices helps motorist by paying less at the pumps and households and business heating with oil by seeing a savings. Oil producing countries; Venezuela, Nigeria, Ecuador, Brazil and Russia and states like Alaska, North Dakota, Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana are facing economic challenges with huge loss of revenue and increasing poverty.  Oil companies are feeling the crunch are forced to cut their payroll, while other companies have defaulted on loans and filed for bankruptcy. California is the third largest oil producer in the United States, but feels that with it's diverse economy will be able to absorb the impact of lower oil prices. Oklahoma slashes spending across the board by 7 percent due to the plunging oil prices. Some top educational officials said the cuts could force rural school to 4 days a week. Which side of the sword  will have the most lasting effect, the side that helps or hurts?

~Another Questionable Election In Lassen County~

District 1                    Polling Votes                     Absentee Votes                        Total Votes

2016 (votes changed)               880                                             78                                     958

2016                                                                                                                                  751

2012                                     58                                           1107                                      1165  

2008                                     312                                           629                                      941               

2004                                    800                                          458                                     1258

City Council                Polling Votes                       Absentee Votes                        Total Votes

2016(votes Changed)                                                                                                                                                                        3869

2016                                                                                                                                    3234

2014                                                                                                                                    5407

2012                                                                                                                                    2940

2010                                    2695                                       1015                                          3710

2008                                    1348                                       2471                                         3819

2006                                    1695                                       2102                                          3797

2004                                    3546                                       1866                                        5412

 Lassen County Registered Voters                 Votes Cast        Turnout Perentage

Jun. 2016 (votes changed)                12739                                          6173                  48.46%

Jun. 2016                                   12739                                          5503                  43.20%

Jun 2014                                    13379                                           5873                  43.90%

Jun. 2012                                    13720                                         7282                  53.08%

Jun 2010                                     13978                                          7059                 50.50%

Jun. 2008                                    13120                                          5621                 42.84%

Jun. 2006                                    14230                                          6855                 48.17%

Mar. 2004                                   13907                                         7254                  52.16%

Lassen County Rigging Votes?

After the Scoop posted the election results below the morning of June 8, 2016, numbers started changing on the election reports. There's at least 4 reports updated, posted on Lassen County website with number of votes changing.  The polls closed at 8 p.m. June 7, 2016. All 51 precincts 100% results were reported. Are all 670 increase in votes, provisional ballots or has someone been busy digging absentee ballots out of trash cans?
District 2 absentee ballots;

  • 2004 36.41% of 1258 votes cast, voted by absentee ballots.
  • 2008 66.84% of 941 votes cast, voted by absentee ballots.
  • 2012 64.72% of 1165 votes cast, voted by absentee ballots.
  • 2016 8.14% of 958 votes cast, voted by absentee ballots.

What happened to all of the absentee votes for 2016 in District 2? Only 8.14% absentee votes counted! This discovery is quiet disturbing to the voters in District 2 as other voters in Lassen County.

     2016 Candidates for District 1 Lassen County Board of Supervisors;

          Marlo Noyes                          Alex de Martimprey                               Paul Statti                     Chris Gallagher

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Who Wants To Be Chapman's Puppet? Gallagher?

2016 Candidates for District 2 Lassen County Board of Supervisors;

Connie Stovall                           Chris Montgomery                      David Teeter

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Were All Votes Counted?

Only 751 votes were counted for District 2 Supervisor race, 3234 votes counted for City Council race. Lowest turnout in over a decade for District 2 and City Council, except for 2012 election, which was questioned by many with security seals just jumping off voting machines for unexplained reasons other than to leave the voting memory card subject to being tampered with to alter votes. Most usually during a presidential race there's an increase in voter turn out. Do you know if your vote was counted?

Click here to check out if your vote was counted.

Note: It was reported that Chapman was seen busy beating a path from County Clerk's office to Brian Wilson's office these past few days before election. What's up with that?

New Clues in a 35 year old Keddie murder case

CBS Sacramento News

Whoa... whoa there "Big Daddy" of the Jungle

Lassen County Board of Supervisors candidates about to get into a little hot water with California's Fair Political Practice Commission or  bring the wrath of IRS down on the Lassen College Foundation (501 c 3)? Have they gone down the slippery slope using the non profit organization in an indirect way?

May 2, 2016, Lassen College Foundation Board member David Teeter posted a picture of himself and Chris Gallagher on his Campaign Facebook stating,"Chris Gallagher "100 Club" yesterday. Chris is a former Susanville City Police Chief and valuable public servant. He recognizes the importance of Lassen Community College and wanted to help the foundation. He found a foundation board member (David Teeter) and donated $100. If you want to help find a LCF board member today."

The Restriction of Political Campaign Intervention by Section 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Organizations
Under the Internal Revenue Code, all section 501(c)(3) organizations are absolutely prohibited from directly or indirectly participating in, or intervening in, any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for elective public office. Contributions to political campaign funds or public statements of position (verbal or written) made on behalf of the organization in favor of or in opposition to any candidate for public office clearly violate the prohibition against political campaign activity.  Violating this prohibition may result in denial or revocation of tax-exempt status and the imposition of certain excise taxes. 

The IRS Rule
The IRS uses what is called a "facts and circumstances" test to help it determine whether an organization has violated the prohibition on political campaigning. This means that the IRS will evaluate any potential misconduct within the context of the organization's other activities and the current political climate. So, an activity might be considered political campaigning two weeks before an election, but not two years before an election.

Note: A screen shot of  the posts made on Lassen County Board of Supervisor David Teeter's campaign facebook page and Lassen College Founation have been saved for future reference. Lassen College Foundation board members Gary Felt and Dave Clausen . Pictures of Board of Supervisor Candidate/Lassen College Foundation Board member Teeter posted on Lassen College Foundation (501 c 3) Facebook page shows him wearing his campaign button "Vote for Teeter"  with Mayor Brian Wilson, Candidate Chris Gallagher, LCF Board member Felt, LCF Board member Eid and with Lassen County High School teacher. We don't donate to Lassen College Foundation to support political candidates!

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May 24, 2016

Breaking News!

High speed chase started in Shingletown, Shasta County, California leading cops through Lassen County last night that ended in Tehama County with suspect shooting himself. It appears that the Lassen County Sheriff's Department was not able to participate due to lack of funds in order to fund Chapman's elevator in the old courthouse. Lassen County's top priority is to ensure the public will have a safe lift to the second floor of the old courthouse in Chapman's $500,000 dollar elevator.

Click for more information on the multiple-county, high- speed chase.

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

"When government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny."

~Thomas Jefferson~

May 27, 2016 David R. Bates was arrest last night in Susanville, CA. Thanks to all the back up from the California Department of Corrections, Susanville Police Department, California Fish and Game, Lassen County DA’s Office, California Highway Patrol Susanville Area, CHP Flight Operations out of Redding and CalFire for their assistance in this investigation.

2016 Candidates for District 4 Lassen County Board of Supervisor;

   Stacy Dixon                                                                         Aaron Albaugh

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