When is anyone going to demand the CFPA stop choking us all to death with these never-ending slash burns. They should be mulching and reusing this wood. Everyone raises heck when a car puts out a little fume but cover the skies and my lungs with heart-stopping, lung-choking smoke and no one does a thing.
All burning should STOP! Use the garbage service, stop using a stupid wood stove. I want my AIR back!
Our family participates every year in Project Blue Light. Project Blue Light originated with the idea from a single police survivor, Mrs. Dolly Craig. Dolly’s son-in-law, Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Gleason, had been killed in the line of duty in 1986. When his widow, Dolly’s daughter, was killed in a car accident in 1988, Dolly put two blue lights in her window that Christmas and every Christmas after that in their memory. Dolly Craig is now deceased as well, but the tradition she started lives on.
By placing a blue bulb in an battery or electric candle and placing it in a window of your home or place of business during the holiday season you will be showing your support for the service given everyday by our law enforcement officers and your support for the officers who have died in the line of duty and their families. Other ways of showing your support are by placing a single blue bulb in out door Christmas decorations such as wreathes, yard luminaries, house lights, etc.
Let your city, county and state law enforcement officers and community know that you support your law enforcement officers by participating in Project Blue Light this holiday season.
Please remember that they are also people who live to serve others. They are mothers, fathers, sister, brothers, sons, daughters, neighbors and friends. They run into danger to protect us, not run from it. Please display you blue light in support and pray over them.
One of the first things an elected official does upon taking office is to swear an oath to uphold and defend the U.S. Constitution. Unfortunately for local communities and the environment, the Commerce Clause, which gives Congress the power “to regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states …” is an integral part of the constitution.
According to the Cornell School of Law, “Congress has often used the Commerce Clause to justify exercising legislative power over the activities of states and their citizens, leading to significant and ongoing controversy regarding the balance of power between the federal government and the states. The Commerce Clause has historically been viewed as both a grant of congressional authority and as a restriction on the regulatory authority of the States.”
Imploring the Oregon Governor Kate Brown to say “NO” to Jordan Cove Energy Partners’ LNG project is literally asking her to violate her oath of office and assumes she has plenary authority to stand up to federal preemption. She does not.
Brown can do nothing more than enforce regulatory guidelines designed specifically to permit projects like Jordan Cove rather than to protect local communities from non-sustainable and environmentally damaging projects. Until we change the system sustainability will continue to be illegal in the US and some Washington bureaucrat on the other side of the continent will get to decide what is in the best interests of folks on the Oregon Coast.
Not that there haven’t been brave elected officials willing to stand up to federal overreach and to violate unjust laws in our history. If not for such intrepid souls, we may never have abolished slavery and women may still not have the right to vote. Clearly, Brown isn’t cut from the same cloth.
We can help Brown, however, by enacting local rights of nature ordinances and community bills of rights to shift the dispute away from the Commerce Clause and toward constitutional protections of fundamental human right to protect ourselves to higher standards than the environmental regulatory system allows.
Going through Empire today and (saw) the bump-outs taken out and smaller ones put in. This, after all the cost of putting them in and planting plants in them. They were a nuisance to start with, with everyone running into them and having to repair them. Now again something else put in and taken out, like everything Coos Bay does.
Who is the person making all these bad decisions — is it someone sitting at a desk trying to think of things to do to make his/her job look necessary and or essential? Well it’s just another waste of money and someone better start thinking things through a little better before jumping to spend money on non-essential things.
We need a lot more important things than bump-outs and planters. Like for instance, (not) letting people dump garbage in their yards and all around their houses, bringing in rats. There are so many eyesores in our community, right on highways and roads where garbage is piling up in people's yards. And nobody will do anything about that and it is a health hazard to neighbors. People rent places and turn the place into a garbage dump. The city or country needs to clamp down on this very unhealthy practice.
What is going on with the postal service? The prices are going up, and the service is going in the dumpster.
My daughter and son-in-law lost everything in the Magalia-Paradise fire. They barely escaped with their lives. They came to this area and used my address until they found a place to live.
My daughter's name is on all my bank statements, and her name is totally different than mine. They turned in a forward for their new address. About six months after the address change, the post office started sending my bank mail to my daughter's new address, even though I still live at my address. I made four or five trips to the bank, and also the post office, to get the address straightened out. The bank would correct it, and the post office would change it back to my daughter's address.
I made a final trip to the post office, to see if the post master would help me get it straightened out. I was told that she had told her clerks that if I came in again, to tell me she was on the phone, or out of the office. A few week's ago I sent a card to a friend of mine who works at the Chevron on the south end of town. I guess I had the address wrong, and it was sent back to me, "no such address." What happened to the rule, "If you know where it goes, DELIVER it?" The Chevron station was so small that the carrier could not see it? Like I said, postal SERVICE is in the dumpster.
Intriguing how the mind can flit from one image, fact, or event to another.
I was moved recently by a scene from the HBO drama “Chernobyl.” The entire population of a large area around the exploded core of the Soviet nuclear power plant had been evacuated. Animals had to be exterminated and buried under cement. In one sector three workers had to shoot cats and dogs craving human contact. Across the TV screen dogs ran toward their destruction.
My mind jumped to the thousands of Latino children that were separated from their parents at the Mexican/American border. We know now that the Trump Administration had planned approximately 26,000 separations, despite lacking the technological means to effect reunification.
Another jump. We have Donald Trump’s scheme to accuse Joe Biden of corruption during the upcoming 2020 presidential election, set up by Trump forcing Ukraine’s new prime minister to declare that Ukraine would investigate Biden and his son’s supposed participation in Ukraine’s supposed involvement in the 2016 U. S. presidential election to get Hillary Clinton elected — this to render false rock solid evidence that Russia had interfered to benefit Trump.
Next jump. Trump is supported by at least 40% of the voting public. A good friend of mine years ago noted: ”People believe what they want.” Every day GOP mouthpieces vilify, falsify, incite. Emotion trumps fact. We have a divided country and, alas, Trump, the worst of their worst.
Dishonesty, cruelty, lust for power, incompetence, ignorance and stupidity endangers us all.
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