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California May Have Hit Its Driest Point In 500 Years, And The Effects Are Frightening

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This article comes from the HuffingtonPost.com

by Kathleen Miles

California is dry as a bone, and the effects are like something out of an apocalyptic film.

Cities are running out of water. Communities are fighting over what little water there is. Local governments are imposing rationing coupled with steep fines. Fires are ravaging the state. Entire species and industries are threatened.

For California, 2013 was the driest year since the state started measuring rainfall in 1849. Paleoclimatologist B. Lynn Ingram says that, according to the width of old tree rings, California hasn’t been this dry for about 500 years.

Gov. Jerry Brown has declared an emergency, President Barack Obama has pledged his support, and state and federal officials are stepping in to protect the state’s most vulnerable groups. Californians of various faiths have taken to holding prayer sessions, looking to the heavens for rain. Here are some of the drought’s effects so far.

Seventeen rural communities in California are in danger of running out of water within 60 to 120 days, according to a list compiled by state officials. As the drought goes on, more communities are likely to be added to the list.

With only about seven inches of rain in California in 2013 — far below the average of 22 inches — wells are running dry and many reservoirs are about 30 percent full (including Folsom Lake, shown).

Folsom Lake

The Sierra snowpack, where California gets about a third of its water, was 88 percent below average as of Jan. 30. Some are concerned that the diminished snowmelt is causing more pumping of contaminated groundwater, particularly in disadvantaged areas such as California’s San Joaquin Valley.

Food Supply Threatened

California’s $45 billion agriculture business accounts for 15 percent of U.S. crop sales. But this year, farmers fear they may lose their entire crops. That could cause food prices to go up for most Americans. Some farmers are paying the expensive price of scarce water to irrigate crops. Others, unable to afford water, have been forced to leave fields fallow. Ranchers are struggling to feed livestock, as there is much less grass. Some have been paying more for alternative feed. Others have had to sell portions of their herd. In California’s vineyard capital, Napa Valley, wine grape growers said some vines are ripening early.

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  1. NO, that is “our” government in action.

    Folsom was almost emptied by “accident”, deliberate release of the water. Control the water and the food, control the people. All tyrant countries do that to their population when taking them over- starve them out.

    What is bad about this is they are doing most of it OPENLY. Yet, NOT one oathkeeper has bothered to start proceedings against anyone. Treason is openly committed. The unlawful man acting as if he is a US President commits treason and First Degree Murder on a weekly basis: he was not lawfully a *US Presidential candidate in 2008, but then neither was H. Clinton. Not a lawful candidate, can NEVER lawfully be the US President.

    *The 2008 Democratic Nominating Committee (DNC) document did not include language stating that Obama was qualified to be a candidate. The 2008 Republican Nominating Committee (RNC) document did, as is normal. This shows that the DNC knew that Obama was not qualified, or why change the form?

    *South Bend, Indiana jury found that election fraud put both President Obama and Hillary Clinton on the presidential primary ballot in Indiana in the 2008 election.

    That is NOT including ID Theft, Arms Trafficking, etc. Oh, yea, PLUS he – and a big part of his administration were already indicted as War Criminals.

    But let’s not do anything like CHARGE THEM WITH THE CRIMES THEY HAVE COMMITTED, have them arrested for subsequent prosecution. Or dump all judges that are not using “Good Behaviour” on the bench as they are lawfully required to do so that we clean up our courts.

    Back to CA. We now have a candidate for CA governor who was involved in creating and he signed the CSPOA Resolution:

    Resolution Of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association

    Pursuant to the powers and duties bestowed upon us by our citizens, the undersigned do hereby resolve that any Federal officer, agent, or employee, regardless of supposed congressional authorization, is required to obey and observe limitations consisting of the enumerated powers as detailed within Article 1 Section 8 of the U S Constitution and the Bill Of Rights.
    The people of these united States are, and have a right to be, free and independent, and these rights are derived from the “Law of Nature and nature’s God.” As such, they must be free from infringements on the right to keep and bear arms, unreasonable searches and seizures, capricious detainment’s and every other natural right whether enumerated or not, pursuant to the 9th amendment.
    We further reaffirm that “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.” (10th amendment)
    Furthermore, we maintain that no agency established by the U S Congress can develop its own policies or regulations which supersede the Bill of Rights or the Constitution, nor does the executive branch have the power to make law, overturn law or set aside law.
    Therefore, in order to protect the American people, BE IT RESOLVED THAT,
    The following abuses will not be allowed or tolerated:

    1) Registration of personal firearms under any circumstances.

    2) Confiscation of firearms without probable cause, due process, and constitutionally compliant warrants issued by a local or state jurisdiction.

    3) Audits or searches of a citizen’s personal affairs or finances without probable cause, and due process, and constitutionally compliant warrants issued by a local or state jurisdiction.

    4) Inspections of person or property without probable cause and constitutionally compliant warrants as required by the 4th Amendment and issued by a local or state jurisdiction.

    5) The detainment or search of citizens without probable cause and proper due process compliance, or the informed consent of the citizen.

    6) Arrests with continued incarcerations without charges and complete due process, including, but not limited to public and speedy jury trials, in a court of state or local jurisdiction.

    7) Domestic utilization of our nation’s military or federal agencies operating under power granted under the laws of war against American citizens.

    8) Arrest of citizens or seizure of persons or property without first notifying and obtaining the express consent of the local sheriff.

    AND, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED,
    that the undersigned Sheriffs, Peace Officers, and other Public Servants, do hereby denounce any acts or agencies which promote the aforementioned practices. All actions by the Federal Government and its agents will conform strictly and implicitly with the principles expressed within the United States Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and the Bill of Rights.
    There is no greater obligation or responsibility of any government officer than to protect the rights of the people. Thus, any conduct contrary to the United States Constitution, Declaration of Independence, or the Bill of Rights will be dealt with as criminal activity.

    Robert C. Newman II, PhD – Candidate for Governor of California.

    NOt sure if he is for real, but at least we can hold him accountable. To get him into office we will need to see to it that there are NO MACHINE VOTING! That all counts at all levels are verifiable by the people. That both the democratic party and the republican party – both are the same with minute differences – can not do like they did to Ron Paul. These are OUR Elections – nationwide, WE need to run them! Screw the criminals who think they are in charge!

    Pray along with me that Bush 1 lives long enough to be tried and sentecned for treason, as a War Criminal ,etc along with the rest of them!

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