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Volume 3 . Issue 4                     February 23, 2019

"Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation, must begin by subduing the freedom of speech" - Benjamin Franklin

Global Warming – Taxes & All Things Green

Many have come to surmise that the Environmental Movement and Global Warming is nothing but a well organized Marketing Plan for Socialism. In the 70's, it started with the question, "Do you want clean air and clean water?" to now the "Chicken Little" theory of global warming added by the hysteria over climate change.

Nowhere has this been more voiced and regulated than in California. The guru of all things green, Governor Brown, and the progressives and Democrats who have held the majority in the State Legislature, have imposed taxes, fines, fees and regulations at every turn. We are told how to operate our businesses, how to use our water, and what we should eat and drink. There was a fire fee (tax), cap and trade, carbon taxes, a water tax and now a sugar tax. In 2022, your water will be rationed. This is all a direct hit on the middle class, retirees and small businesses.

Along comes the Green New Deal (GND), a non binding resolution, which has been given the endorsement by over 60 Congressional Democrats. These include Democrat Presidential candidates Kamala Harris, Kristen Gillibrand, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Cory Booker, who is even calling for meat to be totally banned, or the planet will be destroyed.

I wonder if any of those salivating over the Democrats' Moronic Poster Child, “Alexandria Ocasio Cortez” (AOC) and her new GND, have taken the time to study how this has worked in Germany, or the devastating effect of the carbon tax in Australia. Keep in mind, before exiting the state capitol, Jerry Brown said, “The environment is more important than the economy.”

Australia has some of the richest deposits of coal and uranium, but due to the carbon tax, has the highest power prices in the world as a result of strict environmental mandates. In a report by Townhall News, one in four Australian families are unable to adequately heat their homes. Retirees are unable to afford to use their refrigerators and resort to using candles instead of electric lighting. Blackouts are becoming increasingly common as “renewables” simply lack the reliability of traditional power. During heatwaves, hospitals are turning off lights and air conditioning, issuing “Code Yellow Alerts” to ensure backup generators can power the support.

“AOC's GND isn't new in Germany and has actually been a flop in Germany.” per Liz Peek, Opinion Contributor to The Hill.   In Germany, the GND is a rehash of the environmental platform called Energiewende or “energy transition”. This was adopted in 2010, calling for a shift in 100 percent renewable energy by 2050, as opposed to AOC calling for it in 10 years.

Germany's Renewable Act of 2000, was funded by a surcharge on electricity which cost consumers more than $20 billion per year. The build-up of renewables also benefited for more than $800 billion in subsidies.

The German program, like that of AOC, called for a public bank to fund the large-scale investment needed to facilitate the plan. It also demanded that houses and factories be retrofitted to achieve greater energy efficiency; between 2006 and 2014, some 3.5 million homes were refurbished or built according to efficiency standards at a cost approaching $200 billion.

The bottom line is that despite a significant jump in the use of renewable energy (30 percent in 2016 from 7 percent in 2008), Germany has fallen embarrassingly short of its own climate goals. Carbon emissions have not declined meaningfully.

This is just a portion of a report in The Hill that surmised, “The Energiewende, in comparison to the GND, aims low. It does not presume to remedy the so-called “gender gap”, close the country's “racial wealth divide”, reverse the erosion of union power, stem the decline in life expectancy, or end wage stagnation and drooping “socioeconomic mobility” – all of which the GND purports to address.”

Information, education, and our voice are the tools to dispel the hysteria and agenda of the liberal and socialistic left. Unfortunately, space does not allow the full reporting of Townhall and The Hill's reporting, but all are available on the internet, as well as those sources and videos that offer their findings about Climate Change. I can however, offer the sources:

Dr. Patrick Michaels, Cato Institute – The Truth About Climate Change.

Dr. Willie Soon, Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics - “Ignoring Aspects of Data When It Comes to Climate Change”.

Prager U, Richard Lindzen, Professor of Atmospheric Science, MIT

And, in Townhall just last week - “Amidst All the Global Warming Hysteria, NASA is Expecting Global Cooling."

I invite you to share this wherever and whenever possible, and particularly with those who enjoy a Happy Meal or Big Mac at McDonald's. If all this were to come to pass, there would be no hamburgers, no milk, no sugary drinks, no milkshakes, and the last straw, no straws. Not to mention there would be no containers for all of our goods as petroleum products are needed for about 141 products, including plastic. All of this would not matter so much, since there would also be no electricity to manufacture anything at all.  - Terry Gherardi

Sacred Heart Catholic Church landmark in Red Bluff.
Red Bluff Fair Grounds
Meet the County: Tehama
by Patty Smith

Tehama County was formed in 1856, and Red Bluff is its largest city and county seat, but the City of Corning has put Tehama County on the map as the Olive Capitol of the World. It boasts several renown olive oil processing plants and is home to the annual Olive Festival in the fall. The County is 2,962 square miles. Natural beauty is abundant with both Mount Shasta and Mount Lassen in view. In fact Red Bluff is known as the “Gateway to Lassen Volcanic National Park,” with the Yolla Bolly Mountain Range on the western boundary and the Cascade Range on the eastern boundary.

The county is bisected by the Sacramento River and is rich in farming, not only olives, but walnuts, almonds, other fruits and cattle. Before the Spotted Owl issue surfaced, timber was a major agricultural product funding local schools and roads. Interstate 5 is a major throughway that runs through the middle of the county, unfortunately now a huge passageway for drug trafficking.

Tehama County has several vineyards and wineries. From Tuscany inspired settings, organic grapes grown in rich volcanic soil and a vineyard operated by Trappist-Cisterian monks, you can find the tour you have been looking for!

Historically, Tehama County claims two famous figures, Kit Carson and William B. Ide, the first and only President of the California Republic.

At one time, Red Bluff was home to the Nitro Nationals Drag Boat Festival on Memorial Day weekend bringing thousands of tourists. Sadly, that ended

when the federal government flexed their muscles over endangered species and water control.

All is not a loss however with the recent celebration of the 78th Anniversary of the Red Bluff Bull and Gelding Sale, said to be a must for everyone's bucket list. The Sale was started by a group of cattlemen determined to improve the quality of their calf crops and their value. The Sale has changed to now include a Stock Dog Sale that has champion dogs going for as much as $12,000 to $17,000 each. The Gelding sales are becoming known as one of the best ranch horse sales in the west. The Sale is a week filled with jam-packed action and events that has had a huge financial impact on the local economy.

The Red Bluff Round Up, founded in 1921, is now the largest three-day rodeo in America. This is another week long event that adds more than $5 million annually to the county. In 1988, the Round Up hosted one of the seven Challenge of Champions, where 1987 Bull Riding Champion Lane Frost was matched with Bull of the Year, Red Rock, who came from the Growney Brothers stock in Red Bluff.

Tehama County is proud to be one of the first counties whose Board of Supervisors, went to their constituents asking for their voice on the State of Jefferson, placing the issue on the ballot, passing by a majority of the voters.

In 2017, the Supervisors led the charge by passing a Resolution declaring that Tehama was not, never had been, and never will be a sanctuary county.

Editors Note: We thank Patty Smith for contributing this article to our ongoing Meet the County feature. We look forward to receiving an article and photos of your county. Remember the Messenger is published the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month. For more information, contact Terry Gherardi, liberty_x@sbcglobal.net. If you have any changes for the Committee Meetings calendar in the Messenger or have an event coming up, please contact Penny Garland at kt4u2@hotmail.com.

UPCOMING EVENTS
 
Events are happening all over Jefferson Counties, too many to list here. For more information, please check the SOJ51.org website, Events and Meetings or copy & paste: http://soj51.org/events-meetings/

Still Time to Sign Up for the Business Expo

If you own a business or have friends or family who own a business, there is still time to reserve booth space at the first ever State of Jefferson (SOJ) Business Expo, hosted by Tehama County, on Saturday, March 9, at 23181 Chard Avenue, in Gerber, off Interstate 5, at exit 636.

This is part of the ongoing effort by the 23 Counties of Jefferson, to support the business community and recognize those who in turn support SOJ. The event is 11 am to 5 pm, offering business owners the opportunity to showcase their products and services. The new State of Jefferson Chamber of Commerce will also have a booth, with information about advertising your business on their new Facebook page.

Patty Smith is coordinating this event and is lining up vendors to include activities for both adults and children. There will be music by Mike Smith and guest speakers who include, Jack Frost, from Small Pro-Biz, out of Sacramento; Eric Eisenhammer, Dauntless Communications, Placer County; and speakers representing State of Jefferson and Citizens for Fair Representation.

A possible display of vehicles and live radio station broadcast is In the planning stages, as well as food vendors. There will be drawings and a silent auction, where a lucky winner will walk away with a 6 string Rogue bass guitar.

If you would like to reserve a booth, donate a prize for the Silent Auction or want more information, please contact Patty Smith at, 530-833-0265 or smipatty@gmail.com.

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Standing County
Committee Meetings

Subject to change without notice.
 
Coos County, OR
3rd Wednesday each month - 6PM
60 W Third St
Coquille, OR

Curry County, OR
2nd Wednesday each month -
6:00 PM
Panthers Den
29513 Ellensburg Ave
Gold Beach, OR

Douglas County, OR
2nd Tuesday each month - 6 PM
Republican Headquarters
506 SE Jackson St
Roseburg, OR

El Dorado County
2nd Tuesday each month -
6:30 PM
American Legion Hall, 4561 Greenstone Road, Placerville
Doors open 5:30 to 6:30 PM, to socialize, ask questions and/or enjoy a meal.  The meeting time: 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Jackson County, OR
2nd Thursday each month -
6:30 PM
County Library
412 E Main St
Rogue River, OR

Josephine County, OR
1st Thursday each month - 6:00 PM
Elmer's Restaurant
GP Parkway and Foothill Blvd
Grants Pass, OR
 
3rd Thursday each month -
6:00 PM
Kerby Belt Building
Kerby

Klamath County, OR
**NEW TIME & DAY**

1st Tuesday each month -
6:00 PM
Sizzler's Meeting Room
2506 S Sixth St
Klamath Falls, OR

Mariposa County
4th Tuesday each month - 5:30 PM
Happy Burger Diner Meeting Room
5120 State Hwy 140 at 12
th St
Mariposa


Nevada County
2nd and 4th Mondays each month - 6:00 PM
Robinson's Conference Center 293 Lower Grass Valley Hwy
Nevada City


Placer County
**NEW DAY AND PLACE**

3rd Wednesday each month - 6 PM
Come early for dinner
Round Table Pizza
370 Elm Ave
Auburn

Shasta County
Mondays at 5:30 PM
2570 S. Bonnyview Road
Redding

Shasta County Intermountain Patriots
2nd Tuesday each month - 6:30 PM
Burney Lions Hall
Main Street, Burney

4th Tuesday each month
Social time - 5 PM
The Ol Merc
Hwy 299, McArthur
Meeting time - 6:30 PM
McArthur Lions Hall,  Hwy 299
McArthur

Stanisluas County
1st & 3rd Wednesday each month - 6:30 PM
Grizzly Rock Cafe
4905 North Golden State Blvd  
Turlock

Sutter and Yuba Counties
 4th Monday each month - 6:30 PM
Church of Glad Tidings Building 500, Room 212
1179 Eager Road
Yuba City
 
Tehama County
 1st  & 3rd Friday each month -
7:00 PM
Westside Grange
20794 Walnut Street
Red Bluff

Trinity County
 2nd Thursday each month -
6:30 PM
Hayfork Community Church
7450 State Highway 3
Hayfork
 
3rd Wednesday each month -
6:00 PM
Round Table Pizza
120 Nugget Lane
Weaverville

Tuolumne County
2nd Tuesday each month -
6:00 PM
Sonora Re/Max Building, 207 S Washington Street
Sonora

A Huge Thank You to
Our Newsletter Staff

Ginny Rapini
Terry Gherardi
Penny Garland
Sally Rapoza


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