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Saturday Morning Live Dec. 12, 2015

Part 2: Host Kris Halterman is joined by Paul Driessen and Ron Arnold, co-authors of “Cracking Big Green.” Who is funding Big Green? The $1.5 trillion money machine funding the Climate Crisis Industry, the billionaire donors, their Big Government connections, and why it matters. With the media’s focus on the Paris Climate Talks, Paul and Ron discuss global warming exaggerations and fabrications, the climate gabfest in Paris, and how the impacts of a binding new climate treaty would have on America and the world.

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The Consensus of Climate Scientists, “That’s Mine and You Can’t Have It!”

Climate scientists are getting away with a clever gambit that we ordinary citizens better not try with the IRS. They tell Congress, taxpayers and energy consumers that all their “homogenized,” exaggerated, manipulated and fabricated data, their records and other documents, are their private property. Their analyses, computer codes and algorithms are proprietary. And when we get testy or threaten them with legal actions, they tell us they resent our “intimidation tactics.” My commentary this week examines this outrageous chutzpah in detail. Thank you for posting it for your Saturday readers. Best regards, Paul A new strategy for tax cheats You can guess what would happen if you used the same tactics that climate alarmists employ, by Paul Driessen Suppose you’ve been using some creative data, accounting and legal interpretations for years to reduce your tax bill – and the IRS suddenly flags you for a full-blown audit. Instead of trembling in your boots, shredding your records, calling a top-flight lawyer, and preparing for an extended jail visit, just do this: Patiently explain that your raw data, records and other documents are your private property. Your legal analyses, accounting methods, and unique computer codes and algorithms are proprietary. The IRS has …

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Saturday Morning Live for Dec. 5, 2015

Host Kris Halterman is joined by Paul Driessen and Ron Arnold, co-authors of “Cracking Big Green.” Who is funding Big Green? The $1.5 trillion money machine funding the Climate Crisis Industry, the billionaire donors, their Big Government connections, and why it matters. With the media’s focus on the Paris Climate Talks, Paul and Ron discuss global warming exaggerations and fabrications, the climate gabfest in Paris, and how the impacts of a binding new climate treaty would have on America and the world.  

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Will U.S. Citrus Farming Survive the United States Enviro-Activism ?

Anti-pesticide environmental activists persuaded the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to disallow EPA’s approval of a insecticide that is one of the few measures citrus growers can take to prevent an insect-borne bacterial infection from destroying their remaining orange, grapefruit, lime and lemon trees. The court accepted the activists’ claim that the chemicals are deadly to honeybees, which are “dying at alarming rates.” In reality, neonicotinoid pesticides have not impacted honeybee populations, and both healthy hive numbers and US, Canadian and global bee populations are actually rising. Hopefully the court will ponder the rest of the citrus story, as it reconsiders its earlier decision. Thank you for posting my article, quoting from it, and forwarding it to your friends and colleagues. Best regards, Paul Endangering our citrus industry Appeals court decision makes it harder to protect trees from devastating citrus disease Paul Driessen Florida’s citrus harvest has plummeted 60 percent from ten years ago, because of citrus greening disease, a bacterial infection that causes trees to produce stunted fruit and eventually die. The disease has also been found in one Los Angeles area orchard, potentially putting California’s citrus groves at risk. Billions of dollars and thousands of jobs are …

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Saturday Morning Live for Nov. 21, 2015

Host Kris Halterman will interview Paul Driessen, of CFACT.org about his most recent article, “Terrorism and a cold winter refugee crisis.” Who or What is really responsible for the unrest and refugee nightmare occurring around the world?   

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Saturday Morning Live for Nov. 14, 2015

Host Kris Halterman will interview Gene Goldsmith. Gene Goldsmith (former WA State Representative) is actively involved with a number of Veterans groups in Whatcom County and around the State. Gene will share all of the different groups and activities happening in Whatcom County for Veterans of the United States.

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Saturday Morning Live for Nov. 7, 2015

Host Kris Halterman will interview Glen Morgan and Ed Kilduff on the results of the November 2015 elections from a local and statewide perspective.      

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Farmers Under Assault Again; Tax’em Once – Tax’em Twice – and then Tax’em till They Go Away

They’re at it again and we need more voices to amplify that there are wolves in sheep’s clothing in Whatcom County who want to control your access to water. We are in a world where many people are busy working, playing, and spending a lot of time on their digital devices tuning out the noise. Who can blame them? Never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d be spending my time talking and writing about local issues, but the more I peel back the cover of the motives behind so much of what’s happened and continues to happen in Whatcom County, the more I see the need to dig further, talk or write about it, and share it with anyone who will listen. I received an email (Email: the curse or blessing that has bestowed so much information to the average person which the media fails to) which had a link to this Bellingham Herald editorial article written by Eric Hirst. Who is Eric Hirst? Any of my readers on this website or listeners on the Saturday Morning Live Show have heard me talk about the lawsuit between Whatcom County vs. Hirst, Brakke, Harris, Stalheim, and Futurewise. Yes, it’s …

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Saturday Morning Live for Oct. 31, 2015

Host Kris Halterman interviews Krystal Garmon, Mike Hudson, of Compass Health and Ron Buchinski, of the Lighthouse Mission Ministries, about the needs of the mentally ill in Bellingham/Whatcom County and a new service available to all Whatcom County residents; Compass Health – Crisis Prevention and Intervention Team.  

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Saturday Morning Live for Oct. 24, 2015

Host Kris Halterman will interview Councilmember Gene Knutson on the City of Bellingham’s decision not to increase the Urban Growth Area delineation for their mandated June 30, 2016 Comprehensive Update Plan; a 20 Year Plan for Growth in Bellingham. City of Bellingham (COB) June 30, 2016 Twenty Year Comprehensive Plan update: Process Milestones Proposed Key Changes to Bellingham Comprehensive Plan; October 2015 Scope of Work and Schedule; June 2014 Public Participation Plan; June 2014   Petree June 2015 White Paper on WC Draft EIS Scoping Whatcom County Urban Growth Area Review – BERK 2013 Whatcom County Population & Employment Projections and Urban Growth Area Allocations – 2013 BERK   City of Bellingham Comp 2016 Comp Plan Update; written Public Comments Whatcom County Draft EIS Public Comment; May 2015 (audio) Whatcom County Planning & Development Services EIS Statement – March 2015 Whatcom County Multi-Jurisdictional Resolution to Population and Employment Growth Allocations – Feb 18, 2014 Engage Bellingham Results Summary (Mar – Jul 2015) North Bellingham & Urban Growth Boundary Wetland, Stream, Habitat Conservation Area & Buffer Assessment     Comparative Costs and Fees for New Single Family Home – 2015  

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