Video Center

The Sun -> Solar Activity-> Tempurature Rise -> CO2 = Climate

Here is a simple documentary to help determine weather, climate and the ability to forecast the future safety of mankind on earth. Take a little cosmic ray Bombard them towards the earth Mix those cosmic rays with evaporated CO2 Poof! You’ve created clouds Blast a bit of solar activity down upon the earth This pushes away the clouds The earth is left without cloud cover More of the suns rays reach our earth The earth warms up and absorbs the solar sun rays Which are stored by the earths oceans The oceans slowly emits the CO2 as water vapor Thus feeding the earths plants and Creating more clouds to protect the earth This simplified version of the tale woven from this documentary, “The Great Global Warming Swindle,” debunks the theory that anthropogenic (man-made) global warming is created by industrialized carbon emissions. Rather it is the Sun’s affects on earth’s temperature which leads the rise in CO2. The consensus of scientists saying otherwise and being sold to John Q Public as a fact is anything but that. Enjoy this video and share your knowledge…question boldly and for heaven’s sake do not allow them to take away our natural right to own …

Read More »

Jeffrey Smith and Tom Malterre, MS, CN Discuss GMOs and Gluten

Jeffrey Smith and Tom Malterre, MS, CN Discuss GMOs and Gluten Saturday, May 24th, 2014, Tom Malterra will join Kris Halterman and Lorraine Newman to discuss his book and growing concerns for health problems related to or caused by genetically modified organisms (GMO) to our food. Mr. Smith and Malterra have a pretty techie discussion on GMO’s and the changes they are finding in human cells, digestive systems and allergies. It’s very interesting and I advise that you take notes and do some independent research on this discussion. ~ Kris Halterman

Read More »

Seattle Farm Boat Sunk by Seattle Bureaucracy

Since 2010, Captain Dave Petrich has operated the Farm Boat, a small floating organic farmer’s market, in Seattle’s iconic South Lake Union district. The Farm Boat is operated on the historically-significant Virginia V and small floating wood boats using an ‘honor box’ system. Dave said, “Customers really love what we’re doing. We’re bringing in small organic farmers – the types of people that aren’t typically available in big strip malls. At the same time, we try to educate people about what used to be in Seattle.” Dave’s dreams came to a screeching halt earlier this year, when he found out that the City of Seattle was attempting to collect over $8,000 in parking tickets from him. “The City of Seattle is coming after me for $8,000 in parking ticket debt that I don’t owe,” he said. In some cases, government can pursue an employer for money owed by an employee. It is that legal theory that Seattle is using to pursue Dave. The problem is that the person who allegedly racked up the parking tickets was never a Farm Boat employee. According to Dave, “The only connection that I have with the person who owes this money is that he …

Read More »

How will Common Core change Public Education here and around the Nation?

View Full Album This week many people have seen the YouTube video of Mr. Small, who was arrested and faced a potential $2500 fine and up to 10 years in jail for allegedly assaulting a police officer.  Apparently all charges have been dropped, but why did this escalate to an arrest?  Where was the School Board, the police and the audience members in attendance who stood up for Mr. Small for his freedom of speech rights? What did Mr. Small do?  Watch the video (click here) and decide for yourself if this man, this husband, this father, this concerned American citizen did anything that justified the treatment he received at an open, public school board meeting?  When did it become a crime to ask a question of publicly elected officials that weren’t submitted in advance by a scripted process? Saturday Morning Live has a lot of information on our website related to Common Core and call on all individuals, parents, grandparents and US Constitution loving American Citizens to take time our of your day to learn about what the rewriting of curriculum will cost America.  It’s not just about the tens of millions and billions of dollars that will be …

Read More »

Freedom Foundation’s Tales of Tyranny features local Whatcom County resident “Joe Remenar’s” Pond Story

Last April 2013, SML posted the story and featured Joe Remenar’s story on our live KGMI 790 program.  Glen Morgan and I visited with Joe at his property on H Street Road in Blaine, WA. to see for ourselves the marvelous improvements Joe had done to his level four wetlands, by creating a pond and native plants that raised Joe’s back yard into a natural level one wetlands habitat.  The Remenar’s are not the only one’s enjoying Joe’s efforts.  There are a lot of wetland fowl, amphibian’s, mammals and birds of prey which regularly stop by to enjoy the area. Last week I called Joe to ask if he had received any resolution to the enforcement action that Whatcom County Planning had taken against him because of the improvements that were done on Joe’s property.  Sadly, Joe shared that he has not heard anything from Whatcom County Planning, or anyone from Whatcom County government, so that Joe and his wife can close the chapter on this sad, unwelcoming action taken on the Remenar’s.  Did I forget to mention that Joe and his wife actually chose to retire to Whatcom County and came here from the east coast, expecting that sleepy …

Read More »

My Freedom Foundation Works for You–How Koontz vs. St. Johns River District will affect Whatcom County

The local Freedom Foundation in the State of Washington has a growing reputation of success stories where they have helped private citizens like you and I, to stop being extorted, or bullied by their local, state and federal government. Recently the Koontz vs. St. Johns River Management District, case was decided in affirmation for Koontz.  What is Koontz vs. St. Johns River Management you ask?  It was a little publicized case that started in Orange County, Florida. Coy A. Koontz wants to develop commercial land, most of which lies within a riparian habitat protection zone in Orange County, Florida. He applied for a dredge and fill permit with the St. Johns Water Management District. St. Johns agreed to grant the permit, but only on the condition that he place a conservation easement over his land, and perform mitigation off-site by replacing culverts and plugging certain drainage canals on other properties not owned by Koontz and miles away from the property. When Koontz refused to perform the off-site mitigation, St. Johns denied the permit. This did not sit well with Mr. Koontz and he opted to push back and take his case to court.  The case continued past Mr. Koontz life, …

Read More »

How will Whatcom County and this Nationalized Political Climate Survive? Coal–Council–Nonprofits-Ecology-Jobs-Property Rights

To start off this post we remind you that last July 17th, at the Ferndale High School Auditorium, the Whatcom Tea Party held one of two candidate forums that were hosted in July.  (The audio version of these forums have been posted here on SML and now that the July 17th video has been released, we thought it would be a good idea to add this media to our website also- see below.  On July 24th, there was a candidate forum held at Bellingham High School’s Auditorium, for the City of Bellingham and Port of Bellingham candidates.  Once that video has been released for public sharing, we will post it here as well.)  There has been a lot of media focus on a cancelled candidate forum for this evening, which was to be hosted by Futurewise of Whatcom County.  Apparently the so-called conservative candidates had declined to participate in the forum.  The reasons given for that decision were based on the ongoing litigation between Futurewise and RE Sources for a Sustainable Community, and the potential conflict that would likely occur at a forum sponsored by these litigants: “It seems if they don’t get their way, they litigate everything,” Knutzen said …

Read More »

DNR Votes to Allow Reconveyance of 8,800 Acres to Whatcom County Parks

Last week the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) met to make a determination to approve, or disapprove, Whatcom County’s request to Reconvey the 8,800 acres of Lake Whatcom Resources Lands back under the management of Whatcom County.  The DNR approved this action based largely upon the statements encapsulated here: I am sorry to say that your vote on the Reconveyance did matter, even though you say it would have passed no matter how you voted.  It might have not passed today at the BNR Meeting in Olympia, but they said it passed our County Council by a Super Majority Vote. So they felt they had to go along with the County Council wishes, even though some on the Board of Natural Resources had miss-giving’s about approving the Reconveyance. Tom DeLuca, Director School of Environmental & Forestry Sciences, College of the Environment, University of Washington, Vice Chair of the Board of Natural Resources, questioned the whole ethics and voted NO. The Honorable F. Lee Grose, Lewis County Commissioner, Chehalis, Washington Board Member of Natural Resources, questioned the whole ethics and then voted Yes only because a SUPER Majority of the Whatcom County Council voted for the Reconveyance.  (Commissioner Grose is on …

Read More »

What’s In a Name?

Glenn Beck’s “Man in the Moon,” event over this Fourth of July celebration hosted a number of speakers. One of those speakers was bestselling author, Brad Thor.  Mr. Thor’s message was to call on the audience to question if the label is as important as the message?  The message is what is contained within a label and determines the reception of the customer.  There have been many labels applied to similar if not identical themes.  Let me illustrate some for you here: Gelatin vs. Jell-o Tissue vs. Kleenex Software vs. App Reform vs. Fairness or Security Chance vs. Opportunity Job vs. Career House vs. Home Domestic or Household vs. Family Customer vs. People Well, I’m sure you get the message.  The ingredients, or message inside the label is what is most important, not the label itself.  The label is merely what’s used to attract the most people to the process.  The success of any struggle is in how it is messaged and communicated.  That is what I have always admired about the progressive movement, because even when others think that they’ve defeated the reformers from a new enlightened (progressive) reason to  convince us to give-up (take) our stuff for the …

Read More »

Water Districts Weigh-In on GMHB and Water Planning for Whatcom County

Recently the Whatcom County Council received a letter from the Water Districts, addressing the Growth Management Hearings Boards concerns about the County’s comprehensive plan and compliance issues with the Growth Management Act (GMA).  Specifically their letter concerns surface and ground water protection issues for all the purveyors and stakeholders of water in Whatcom County. On Wednesday, June 26th, 2013, the Joint Board held a public meeting that affirmed the Planning Units autonomous relationship to the Water Resource Inventory Allocation (WRIA) process and have implemented the reconstitution of the Planning Unit. The Joint Board approved spending $14k for four meetings to facilitate paying for meeting rooms, materials and resources needed.  It’s unclear to this citizen journalist how four meetings could eat-up $14k, but that’s government at it’s finest I suppose.  They did not place the Planning Unit back to its statutory role as legislatively mandated.   Although I do not believe the Joint Board has fully implemented the hierarchy the  State Legislature intended for the Planning Unit to the WRIA process, they are moving forward and water resource identification and allocation is headed back in the right direction. As this process continues to unfold, SML Liberty Road will post whatever new information …

Read More »