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He Who Controls the Water (and land) Controls the World

The posting below is from an email response I sent to a commenter from the Saturday, Jan. 12th program. The body of my reply encompasses my thoughts on the Lake Whatcom Reconveyance issue and the upcoming show on the Futurewise vs. Whatcom County. The conflict over the Growth Managements result of invalidity towards Whatcom Counties definition of rural elements has become a tangled web that must be dealt with. Should the Council cave-in to the bullying of groups like Futurewise? Or, should they wipe the slate clean and start over? Keep in mind the wise words of an unknown author; “He who controls the water (and land) controls the world.” Please read my response email and let me know what you think. What would you ask the County Council and Executive Louws to do? All power is local and We the People know that every time a new layer of bureacracy is imposed, or land becomes too heavily regulated; we lose a little more freedom and liberty for ourselves and our future. ~ Kris Halterman Thank you for your comment(s). Yes! There are success stories and they are almost exclusively on DNR managed land. A quick search on the words …

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Saturday Morning Live for Jan 12, 2013

Host Kris Halterman interviews; Tom Westergreen (local forester and tree farmer), Dick Whitmore (retired forest engineer) and Lorraine Newman (accountant/farmer), about the County Council’s actions to reconvey the 9000 acres of trust lands, in Whatcom County, back to Whatcom County for a forest preserve or park.

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National Indian Law Library; Lummi Nation v. State of Washington, Department of Ecology, et al., Defendants

(Cite as: 2005 WL 1244797 (W.D.Wash.)) United States District Court, W.D. Washington. UNITED STATES, in its own right and on behalf of the Lummi Indian Nation Plaintiff, LUMMI INDIAN NATION Plaintiff-Intervenor, v. STATE of Washington, Department of Ecology, et al., Defendants. No. 2:01 CV 00047-TSZ. May 20, 2005. Brian C Kipnis, U.S. Attorney’s Office (Sea), Seattle, James B Cooney, U.S. Department of Justice, Enrd Indian Resources Section, Charles E O’Connell, Jr, U.S. Department of Justice Environment & Natural, Resources Division, Washington, DC, Harry L Johnsen, III, Raas Johnsen & Stuen, Bellingham, Jane Marx, Law Office of Jane Marx, Albuquerque, NM, Judith K Bush, Lummi Indian Nation, Bellingham, Susan M Williams, Williams & Works P A, Corrales, NM, Charles B Roe, Jr., Perkins Coie, Olympia, Eugene H. Knapp, Jr., Brett & Daugert, Bellingham, Charles W Lean, Olympia, for United States of America in its own right and on behalf of the Lumi Nation, Lummi Nation USA in its own right and on behalf of, Thomas K Thrall, Leana G Tracy, Plaintiffs. Barbara A Markham, Attorney General’s Office, Thomas C Morrill,  Attorney General’s Office, Thomas J Young, Olympia, Lucy Isaki, Attorney General’s Office, Public Counsel, Seattle, John Timothy Slater, Slater Law Firm …

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Saturday Morning Live for Jan 5, 2013

Kris Halterman interviews Glen Morgan, property rights specialist, of the Freedom Foundation. They discuss numerous actions taken around the state which threaten and impune private property use.

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Turning Point USA’s Charlie Kirk asking the question, “Is a College Degree Worth it?”

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Tangled – Government is Broken

This video is a step in the right direction.  Although I may not agree all of the suggested solutions, the direction is one that I can get behind.  (When we start with what we all agree upon, mix in a little constitutionality and common sense, there is a greater chance for success for everyone. ~ Kris Halterman (thanks to Randy for the video)

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Washington City Councilman Walks Out due to CCW

 

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Dr. Carson’s 43 sec. solution for Health Care

Dr. Ben Carson, in 43 seconds was able to succinctly say to the world, what we need to put “care” back in the word, “health care.”  I found this transcript of his words at the Rush Limbaugh website.  It seems that the mainstream media is ignoring something that would truly fix health care.  Please be suer to go to the C-SPAN video clip of Dr. Carson’s full speech.  It’s worth the time and with more policy such as Dr. Carson’s, we’d solve a lot of problems in short order. “Are you listening Mr. President?  Are you listening Congressman Boehner?  Are you listening Senator Reid?  If  all politicians had this much common sense in their little finger, We the People, would solve the economic needs of our Country.” Dr. Carson on taxes; “What we need to do is come up with something simple. And when I pick up my Bible, you know what I see? I see the fairest individual in the universe, God, and he’s given us a system. It’s called a tithe.”We don’t necessarily have to do 10% but it’s the principle. He didn’t say if your crops fail, don’t give me any tithe or if you have a bumper crop, give me triple tithe. So …

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Oakland Neighbors Policing Their Own Streets As They Lose Faith In Cops

In Oakland, California, the Arcadia Park citizens have banded together and developed a citizen’s police force. The frustration of being vicitimized by theives burglarizing their homes over 25 times in the span of two months left them no choice but to protect themselves. My comment is this; “When we become too dependent upon a system that has grown too big to provide the services it promises and above the people’s ability to pay for it, the people will solve it.” Click here to read the article.

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SML Outlines & Podcasts for Oct – Dec 2012

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