California Farmers On Drought: ‘You’re Going To See Higher Prices’

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  Mexifornia or North Mexico.

  Tahoe, I'm glad you live in a fairly safe city there in CA.

  In a month or 2 the fires will start---wild and forest fires.
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  Mexifornia or North Mexico.
 Tahoe, I'm glad you live in a fairly safe city there in CA.
  In a month or 2 the fires will start---wild and forest fires.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6X8YgCBV8o
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Nazis (& alike) did not lose WW2 according to Charlotte Iserbyt - 'Skull & Bones'? see Movie 'Skull'
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  I agree.  Germany lost.  The NAZIs are still winning.
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California Drought Could Last a Decade: Fishman
« Reply #83 on: April 13, 2015, 11:56:38 AM »
California Drought Could Last a Decade: Fishman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-CuW_1fr_A

Apr 13, 2015 Bloomberg Business
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Re: California Drought Could Last a Decade: Fishman
« Reply #84 on: April 13, 2015, 12:29:29 PM »
California Drought Could Last a Decade: Fishman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-CuW_1fr_A Apr 13, 2015 Bloomberg Business

Fishman - freakin commie ... "clean slate" my arse, "reinvent" my shorts ...


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Why Food Prices Are Drought-Resistant
« Reply #85 on: April 13, 2015, 04:52:42 PM »
Why Food Prices Are Drought-Resistant - California farmers are using a variety of tactics to stay competitive in a global marketplace.
12 April 2015
, by Tim York and Daniel A. Sumner (Wall Street Journal)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/why-food-prices-are-drought-resistant-1428876222

California’s drought is raising concerns about whether fresh produce grown in the Golden State could run short, potentially raising prices nationwide.

The reality is that there was little jump in produce prices last year, and consumers should expect only slight increases in 2015.

To appreciate why, one must understand a bit about the geography, water infrastructure and economics of California agriculture.

The drought hasn’t affected California’s diverse regions uniformly.

Most crops come from two areas: the Central Valley, including the Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys; and the coastal region, including the Salinas Valley, which is often dubbed America’s “salad bowl.”

The Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys are home to significant production of alfalfa, silage, rice, cotton and other so-called field crops, but are also a major source of fresh produce, including peppers, melons, grapes, oranges, tree nuts and tomatoes.

Farmers in these valleys have typically relied on a mix of pumped groundwater and surface water deliveries via both the Central Valley Project—a huge network of dams, reservoirs and canals—and the larger California State Water Project.

Most farmers, however, will receive no water from the CVP for the second year in a row, and the SWP is delivering only a fraction of normal allocations.

This, coupled with much higher groundwater pumping costs as more and deeper wells are required, has forced many farmers to shift out of thirsty field crops.

But this decreased production has minimal effects on food prices because California accounts for a small share of the supply, or because these crops affect food prices only indirectly.

For example, fewer acres of corn silage makes it more expensive to feed milk cows, but the subsequent effect on the price of cheese is small.

Fresh produce, which generates high revenue per unit of water consumed, continues to be planted.

In the coastal region and the Salinas Valley—where crops include strawberries, avocados, lettuce, celery, cauliflower, broccoli and wine grapes—farmers do not receive surface water from the CVP or the SWP.

Instead, rainfall is stored in local reservoirs or underground aquifers. Lake San Antonio sits at 5% capacity, and Lake Nacimiento at 29%.

But groundwater is still available and farmers find it economical, given the value of the produce they grow.

Roughly half of California’s water flows undiverted for human use. Another 40% goes to agriculture, and the remaining 10% to cities.

The environment requires a certain baseline of water that cannot be reallocated in a drought.

Urban use is small and hard to change much, though Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown’s recently announced 25% mandatory reduction may help some.

The bulk of water cutbacks will fall on agriculture but plumbing and economics determine where they will be made.

California voters passed a $7.5 billion water bond measure last fall, with $2.7 billion going toward increased storage.

Legislation allowing regulation of groundwater will be implemented gradually over the next several years. These solutions will help, eventually.

Some farmers are adjusting planting schedules and shifting crops between growing regions to adapt.

Others are rerouting water from annual field crops, which can be left unplanted for a year or two, to permanent crops such as fruit and nut trees.

These adjustments assure a reliable supply to consumers, but they raise prices. Even so, this is a small factor compared with other costs.

Produce prices are more likely to be influenced by labor shortages and the increase in California’s minimum wage in January 2016 to $10 an hour from the current $9.

Governments in the region could scare off produce farmers if they were to place tight restrictions on irrigation practices. But that seems unlikely, at least for now.

So what does this mean for consumers? Even if water remains short over the next decade, an adequate supply of fresh fruits and vegetables should not be a concern.

In a global market, produce suppliers from the U.S., Mexico, Chile and beyond compete to keep prices low.

The rising cost of water in California is likely to increase the cost of production over time, and that will be reflected in gradually higher retail prices.

But Golden State farms will remain reliable suppliers of the produce that consumers have come to expect.

Mr. York is the CEO of Markon Cooperative, a fresh-produce food-service purchasing cooperative.

Mr. Sumner is the director of the University of California Agricultural Issues Center.
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California Is "A Totally Artificial World Of Water Use" & Desalination Can't Fix It
13 April 2015
, by Tyler Durden (Zero Hedge)
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-04-13/california-totally-artificial-world-water-use-desalination-cant-fix-it
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The Real Reason Californians Can't Water Their Lawns
13 April 2015
, by Charles Kenny (Bloomberg)
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-04-13/the-real-reason-californians-can-t-water-their-lawns

Around the world, inefficient pricing of water is putting lives—not just landscapes—at risk

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US Forest Service cracks down on Nestle after expired water-drawing permits https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUXNoSkt__M

Apr 13, 2015 RT

Nestle is under a federal investigation for their water bottling practices in California at the height of the state’s historic drought. Documents are surfacing showing that the company had been pulling water from a mountain spring despite an outdated permit. Lindsay France reports from RT’s Los Angeles studio.
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Tim York and Daniel A. Sumner, the co-authors of the WSJ
article obviously don't go grocery shopping!  They need to
check their slanted facts and spend a month in California
independently covering farmers, crops, crop costs, loss of
water and food inflation. 
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How Much Water Does The Energy Sector Use?
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How Much Water Does The Energy Sector Use?
14 April 2015
, by Tyler Durden (Zero Hedge)
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-04-14/how-much-water-does-energy-sector-use

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Geoengineering Investigation Demanded By Numerous Experts 
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A list of 10 experts presented data to the board to confirm the legitimacy of the concerns being addressed. At the end of the presentation, the board voted unanimously to investigate the heavy metal contamination and passed resolutions accordingly. The video below documents the events of this landmark day in the fight to expose the crime of global geoengineering, all experts are identified with labels in the video (the new edited, condensed version).
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http://washingtoncrop.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Aluminum-Toxicity-article-from-January-2013-Wheat-Life.pdf

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Declining soil pH in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho caused by the annual application of fertilizer needed to grow crops, has thrust aluminum toxicity to the fore as an emerging regional production issue. Prior to farming, soil pH in much of the Palouse
was near 7 (neutral), and aluminum was tightly bound to soil particles or organic matter.
As the pH begins to decline below 5.5 (more acidic), some of this aluminum becomes freely available to the plant.

As pH declines even more, the free aluminum in the soil increases dramatically.
Unfortunately, this free form of aluminum is toxic to plants, interferes with normal growth and results in a poor root system. This reduces the ability of the plant to take up water and nutrients and results in reduced stand and stunted plants that are often pale in
color and produce fewer tillers and smaller heads.
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Drought Crisis: Huge California Water Supplier Plans to Reduce Deliveries
« Reply #93 on: April 14, 2015, 04:44:44 PM »
Drought Crisis: Huge California Water Supplier Plans to Reduce Deliveries https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymC-TYdHyDc

Apr 14, 2015 DAHBOO77

Huge California water supplier plans to reduce deliveries http://news.yahoo.com/southern-california-water-agencies-brace-water-cutbacks-163714112.html
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Leaving Las Vegas: Lake Mead Water Levels Continue To Crash
« Reply #94 on: April 14, 2015, 07:08:27 PM »
Leaving Las Vegas: Lake Mead Water Levels Continue To Crash
14 April 2015
, by Tyler Durden (Zero Hedge)
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-04-14/leaving-las-vegas-lake-mead-water-levels-continue-crash

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A 1,000 Mile Stretch Of The Pacific Ocean Has Heated Up Several Degrees
« Reply #95 on: April 14, 2015, 07:09:56 PM »
A 1,000 Mile Stretch Of The Pacific Ocean Has Heated Up Several Degrees And Scientists Don’t Know Why
14 April 2015
, by Michael Snyder (Zero Hedge)
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-04-14/1000-mile-stretch-pacific-ocean-has-heated-several-degrees-and-scientists-don%E2%80%99t-know



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Ellen Brown- No Backup Plan for California Drought with One Year of Water Left https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18O5Q2GnLV4

Apr 14, 2015 Greg Hunter
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quote from the yahoo news article in reply #93

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Cities that need more water would have
to pay a penalty — up to four times the
normal price — for extra deliveries.

The only way I see they'll get their "mandatory" water cut backs
is to price water so high the average person simply can't afford their
monthly water bill and start going without.  In some cities, there are
water and sewer "bonds" attached to the water bill, often those bonds
prices are way more than the water portion of the bill is.   People are
going to be so broke just paying their water bills, it just could be a tipping
point to many.   And a lot of business will shag on out of California for
states that aren't having draconian water laws and are more tax friendly.

If they start shutting off people's water, imagine the health hazards that
will happen as those with backyards will start using them for an outdoor
toilet like they do in India and other countries.
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http://washingtoncrop.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Aluminum-Toxicity-article-from-January-2013-Wheat-Life.pdf

...

Declining soil pH in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho caused by the annual application of fertilizer needed to grow crops, has thrust aluminum toxicity to the fore as an emerging regional production issue. Prior to farming, soil pH in much of the Palouse
was near 7 (neutral), and aluminum was tightly bound to soil particles or organic matter.
As the pH begins to decline below 5.5 (more acidic), some of this aluminum becomes freely available to the plant.

As pH declines even more, the free aluminum in the soil increases dramatically.
Unfortunately, this free form of aluminum is toxic to plants, interferes with normal growth and results in a poor root system. This reduces the ability of the plant to take up water and nutrients and results in reduced stand and stunted plants that are often pale in
color and produce fewer tillers and smaller heads.

And in Eastern Washington and parts of  Idaho where they
grow wheat, they use anhydrous ammonia injected into the ground
for fertilizer.   It smells gawd awful!  It escapes
from the ground, often the hoses leak on the
big fertilizer tanks and the smell  lingers in the air.
Why they would use this to grow food I still don't know .
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Ellen Brown- No Backup Plan for California Drought with One Year of Water Left https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18O5Q2GnLV4

Apr 14, 2015 Greg Hunter

Ellen Brown doesn't pull any punches. Too bad she wasn't elected treasurer of CA.  ellenbrown.com/treasurer/

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Ellen Brown - Drought caused by chemtrails for agenda 21
« Reply #100 on: April 15, 2015, 02:23:04 AM »
^^^^^^^^
Ellen Brown is saying the sheep are getting sheared in the water wars. 

The water needed can be supplied from taping deeper water sources.

8000+  wells could supply Southern CA with water.

I'm not convinced this is possible. Anyone know about Primary Water?

Found! Hidden Ocean Locked Up Deep in Earth's Mantle

http://www.livescience.com/46292-hidden-ocean-locked-in-earth-mantle.html

http://www.newwatersources.org/

Primary water, the original source of our oceans, is still being created by geological forces. That water, usually in a potable form, comes to the earth's surface in thousands of places, some well known like Jericho and Bahrain where it has provided drinking water for thousands of people for thousands of years. It pours into deep mines all over the world. Hundreds of houses on the rocky shores of Maine get their fresh water from wells drilled into the shoreline granite. Copenhagen gets all its water from a few wells. In Northern Europe, water that can be tapped by wells that do not depend on aquifers is called "ground water". The hallmark of new, or primary, water springs and wells is that they provide water at constant temperature and flow.

But this world-wide source of "new water" has been ignored by geologists and laymen in most countries including the United States. They were taught that all potable water comes from the "hydrological cycle" which merely recycles water already on the surface of our earth.

Michael H. Salzman, an engineer and administrator, researched, wrote and published a book providing detailed information on "new water". As published in 1960, it can be read and/or downloaded from this website. It is not readily available in libraries.

Mike was a long time friend. He handed me one of his last copies in 1970 and asked me to see if I could get some recognition for it. He told me some wealthy people wanting to get approval for funds to build an aqueduct to bring water from the Colorado River to southern California (they succeeded) had bought up and burned all the copies they could find. They also tried (and failed) to have him fired as Director of the Los Angeles Housing Authority.

Today, there is renewed interest in "new water". Two companies are working on projects to bring potable "new water" to areas where surface and ordinary well water are contaminated or nearly exhausted. Including wells for primary water drilled in Australia, Southern California and elsewhere, it appears more than 1,000 such wells have been drilled in recent years.

January 2014
Roger Willcox
President emeritus, National Association of Housing Cooperatives
Norwalk, CT USA
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http://www.primarywaterinstitute.org/evidence.html

"The water cycle describes the existence and movement of water on, in, and above the Earth.  Where does all the Earth's water come from?  Primordial Earth was an incandescent globe made from magma, but all magmas contain water.  Water set free by magma began to cool down the Earth's atmosphere, until it could stay on the surface as a liquid.  Volcanic activity kept and still keeps introducing water in the atmosphere, thus increasing the surface-and-ground water volume of the Earth." http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/watercyclehi.htm

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California Water Wars: Another Form of Asset Stripping?
« Reply #101 on: April 15, 2015, 03:03:31 AM »
California Water Wars: Another Form of Asset Stripping?

Posted on March 24, 2015 by Ellen Brown

http://ellenbrown.com/2015/03/24/california-water-wars-another-form-of-asset-stripping/

In California’s epic drought, wars over water rights continue, while innovative alternatives for increasing the available water supply go untapped.
Wars over California’s limited water supply have been going on for at least a century. Water wars have been the subject of some vintage movies, including the 1958 hit The Big Country starring Gregory Peck, Clint Eastwood’s 1985 Pale Rider, 1995’s Waterworld with Kevin Costner, and the 2005 film Batman Begins. Most acclaimed was the 1975 Academy Award winner Chinatown with Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway, involving a plot between a corrupt Los Angeles politician and land speculators to fabricate the 1937 drought in order to force farmers to sell their land at low prices. The plot was rooted in historical fact, reflecting battles between Owens Valley farmers and Los Angeles urbanites over water rights.
Today the water wars continue on a larger scale with new players. It’s no longer just the farmers against the ranchers or the urbanites. It’s the people against the new “water barons”  – Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Monsanto, the Bush family, and their ilk – who are buying up water all over the world at an unprecedented pace.
A Drought of Epic Proportions
At a news conference on March 19, 2015, California Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon warned, “There is no greater crisis facing our state today than our lack of water.”
Jay Famiglietti, a scientist with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge, California, wrote in the Los Angeles Times on March 12th:
Right now the state has only about one year of water supply left in its reservoirs, and our strategic backup supply, groundwater, is rapidly disappearing. California has no contingency plan for a persistent drought like this one (let alone a 20-plus-year mega-drought), except, apparently, staying in emergency mode and praying for rain.
Maps indicate that the areas of California hardest hit by the mega-drought are those that grow a large percentage of America’s food. California supplies 50% of the nation’s food and more organic food than any other state. Western Growers estimates that last year 500,000 acres of farmland were left unplanted, an amount that could increase by 40% this year. The trade group pegs farm job losses at 17,000 last year and more in 2015.
Farmers with contracts from the Central Valley Project, a large federal irrigation system, will receive no water for the second consecutive year, according to preliminary forecasts. Cities and industries will get 25 percent of their full contract allocation, to ensure sufficient water for human health and safety. Besides shortages, there is the problem of toxic waste dumped into water supplies by oil company fracking. Economists estimate the cost of the drought in 2014 at $2.2 billion.
No Contingency Plan
The massive Delta water tunnel project, designed to fix Southern California’s water supply problems by siphoning water from the north, was delayed last August due to complaints from Delta residents and landowners. The project remains stalled, as the California Department of Water Resources reviews some 30,000 comments. When or if the project is finally implemented, it will take years to complete, at an estimated cost of about $60 billion including financing costs.
Meanwhile, alternatives for increasing the water supply rather than fighting over limited groundwater resources are not being pursued. Why not? Skeptical observers note that water is being called the next commodity boom. Christina Sarich, writing on NationOfChange.org , asserts:
Numerous companies are poised to take advantage of the water crisis. Instead of protecting existing water supplies, implementing stricter regulations, and coming up with novel ways to capture rainwater, or desalinizing seawater, the corporate agenda is ready, like a snake coiled, to make trillions off your thirst.
These coiled snakes include Monsanto and other biotech companies, which are developing drought-resistant and aluminum-resistant seeds set to take over when the organic farmers throw in the towel. Organic dairy farmers and ranchers have been the hardest hit by the drought, since the certified organic pasture on which their cows must be fed is dwindling fast.
Some critics suggest that, as in Chinatown, the drought itself is man-made, triggered not only by unprecedented carbon emissions but by “geo-engineering” – spraying the skies with aluminum and other particulates, ostensibly to shield the earth from global warming (though there may be other motives). On February 15, 2015, noted climate scientist Ken Caldeira of the Carnegie Institute for Science at Stanford asserted that geo-engineering was the only way to rapidly cool the earth. He said:
A small fleet of airplanes could do what large volcanos do — create a layer of small particles high in the atmosphere that scatters incoming sunlight back to space. Cooling the Earth this way, could be fast, cheap and easy.
That technique also suppresses rainfall. According to U.S. patent #6315213, filed by the US military on November 13, 2002:
The polymer is dispersed into the cloud and the wind of the storm agitates the mixture causing the polymer to absorb the rain. This reaction forms a gelatinous substance which precipitate to the surface below. Thus, diminishing the cloud’s ability to rain.
Suspicious observers ask whether this is all part of a larger plan. Christina Sarich notes that while the state thirsts for water, alternatives for increasing the water supply go untapped:
Chemical Engineers at MIT have indeed figured out how to desalinate water – electrodialysis having the potential to make seawater potable quickly and cheaply without removing other contaminants such as dirt and bacteria, and there are inexpensive nanotech filters that can clean hazardous microbes and chemicals from drinking water. Designer Arturo Vittori believes the solution to the water catastrophe lies not in high technology but in a giant basket that collects clean drinking water from condensation in the air.
Tapping Underground Seas
Another untapped resource is California’s own “primary” water — water newly produced by chemical processes within the earth that has never been part of the surface hydrological cycle. Created when conditions are right to allow oxygen to combine with hydrogen, this water is continually being pushed up under great pressure from deep within the earth and finds its way toward the surface where there are fissures or faults. This water can be located everywhere on the planet. It is the water flowing in wells in oases in the desert, where there is neither rainfall nor mountain run-off to feed them.
A study reported in Scientific American in March 2014 documented the presence of vast quantities of water locked far beneath the earth’s surface, generated not by surface rainfall but from pressures deep within. The study confirmed “that there is a very, very large amount of water that’s trapped in a really distinct layer in the deep Earth… approaching the sort of mass of water that’s present in all the world’s oceans.”
In December 2014, BBC News reported the results of a study presented at the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union, in which researchers estimate there is more water locked deep in the earth’s crust than in all its rivers, swamps and lakes together. Japanese researchers reported in Science in March 2002 that the earth’s lower mantle may store about five times more water than its surface oceans.
Dramatic evidence that earthquakes can release water from deep within the earth was demonstrated last August, when Napa was hit with a 6.0 quake. Solano County suddenly enjoyed a massive new flow of water in local creeks, including a reported 200,000 gallons per day just from Wild Horse Creek. These increased flows are still ongoing, puzzling researchers who have visited the area.
Where did this enormous waterflow come from? If it were being released from a shallow aquifer, something would have to replace that volume of withdrawal, which was occurring at the rate of over 1,000 gallons per minute – over 10 times the pre-quake flow. Massive sinkholes or subsidence would be expected, but there were no such reports. Evidently these new waters were coming from much deeper sources, released through crevices created by the quake.
So states Pal Pauer of the Primary Water Institute, one of the world’s leading experts in tapping primary water. After decades of  primary water studies and successful drilling projects, Pauer has demonstrated that this abundant water source can be accessed to supplement our current water supply. Primary water may be tapped directly, or it may be found commingled with secondary water (e.g. aquifers) fed from atmospheric sources. New sophisticated techniques using airborne geophysical and satellite data allow groundwater and primary water to be located in rock through a process called “fracture trace mapping,” in which large fractures are identified by thorough analysis of the airborne and satellite data for exploratory drilling.
Pauer maintains that a well sufficient to service an entire community could be dug and generating great volumes of water in a mere two or three days, at a cost of about $100,000. The entire state of California could be serviced for about $800 million – less than 2% of the cost of the very controversial Delta water tunnels – and this feat could be accomplished without robbing the North to feed the South.
The Water Wars Continue
California officials have been unresponsive to such proposals. Instead, the state has undertaken to regulate underground water. In September, a trio of bills were signed establishing a framework for statewide regulation of California’s underground water sources, marking the first time in the state’s history that groundwater will be managed on a large scale. Water has until now been considered a property right. The Los Angeles Times reported:
[M]any agriculture interests remain staunchly opposed to the bill. Paul Wenger, president of the California Farm Bureau Federation, said the bills “may come to be seen as ‘historic’ for all the wrong reasons” by drastically harming food production.
. . . “There’s really going to be a wrestling match over who’s going to get the water,” [Fresno Assemblyman] Patterson said, predicting the regulation plans will bring a rash of lawsuits.
And so the saga of the water wars continues. The World Bank recently adopted a policy of water privatization and full-cost water pricing. One of its former directors, Ismail Serageldin, stated, “The wars of the 21st century will be fought over water.”
In the movie Chinatown, the corrupt oligarchs won. The message seemed to be that right is no match against might. But armed with that powerful 21st century tool the Internet, which can generate mass awareness and coordinated action, right may yet prevail.
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Ellen Brown is an attorney, founder of the Public Banking Institute, and author of twelve books including the best-selling Web of Debt. Her latest book, The Public Bank Solution, explores successful public banking models historically and globally. Her 300+ blog articles are at EllenBrown.com.
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Re: California Water Wars: Another Form of Asset Stripping?
« Reply #102 on: April 15, 2015, 04:13:16 AM »


http://www.primarywaterinstitute.org/



That primary water idea is making sense to me now.  This happened at the local library in 2003.



https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/images/42480

Paso Robles, CA January 25, 2004 -- A sulphur smell emanates from this natural spring created in the City Hall parking lot by the 6.5 San Simeon Earthquake. Photo by Dane Golden / FEMA News Photo - Location: Paso Robles, CA



http://pioneertroubadours.com/North%20County%20Line/Hot%20Springs%20and%20Saloons/paso_robles_hot_springs.htm

PASO ROBLES HOT SPRINGS
 
The Hot Springs in Paso Robles are located in the coastal mountain range of central California.


The original inhabitants of the area are the Salinan Indians and records show human and animal
life far before recorded time...stories of the Grizzly Bears that at times would control the springs.
 
The ancient people, the Salinan Indians, people from the gold rush days, cowboys, travelers,
missionaries, miners, settlers, Mexican people to a famous piano player statesman, sport
stars, Hollywood actors and more have tested their healing waters...known to be some
of the most healing on earth giving liberation from various diseases including psoriasis,
arthritis, and many other ailments found in the healing waters and comforting mud baths.




Napa earthquake's bizarre side effect: Creeks flowing again as groundwater rises

http://www.sott.net/article/285355-Napa-earthquakes-bizarre-side-effect-Creeks-flowing-again-as-groundwater-rises
 
Wild Horse Creek which flows through Green Valley in Fairfield, Calif., suddenly flowing with water after the August 24, 2014 Napa earthquake.
When the ground stopped shaking after a 6.0-magnitude earthquake last month in Napa, California, something really surprising happened next.

Local residents noticed that some creeks, which had previously run dry due to the state's prolonged drought, were filled with water again.

The strange phenomenon occurred in Solano County's Green Valley, according to SFGate.com, and it's believed it was caused by groundwater that was forced up to the surface when the Earth jolted.

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Re: Drought: Government and Wall St colluding to starve the Nation
« Reply #103 on: April 15, 2015, 11:37:51 AM »
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We don't have a water problem in CA. We have a Police Government problem. 


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Re: California Drought Could Last a Decade: Fishman
« Reply #104 on: April 15, 2015, 11:51:29 AM »
California Drought Could Last a Decade: Fishman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-CuW_1fr_A
Apr 13, 2015 Bloomberg Business

She talks about the privatizing water scheme ... this is what happened around Lake Tahoe, the Water District over the last 10 years  has been buying up all the private water companies and  putting meters on all the homes.... My sub division is  one of the last independent water companies that I own a share in with my house ... I am concerned as to a what-next scenario ... You hear these socialist collectivists talking about just grabbing peoples water "deeds" rights and redistributing them to the cronies
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Re: California Farmers On Drought: ‘You’re Going To See Higher Prices’
« Reply #105 on: April 15, 2015, 12:11:50 PM »
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/southern-california-water-supplier-eyes-summer-delivery-cuts-30299447
Huge California Water Supplier Slashes Summer Deliveries

LOS ANGELES — Apr 15, 2015, 1:22 AM ET
By ALICIA CHANG AP Science Writer

Cities and water districts serving 19 million people in Southern California face smaller water deliveries this summer under a plan approved by the region's water wholesaler in response to ongoing dry conditions.

The Metropolitan Water District, which sells imported water to more than two dozen local agencies, voted Tuesday to slash regional deliveries by 15 percent as California grapples with a fourth year of drought.

The cutbacks, which take effect in July, were expected to spur communities to step up their conservation efforts to avoid paying for high-priced water beyond the allotted amount.

The effect of the cuts would vary between local water districts depending on their supplies and how much water they have saved so far.

Metropolitan officials have said limiting water deliveries was necessary to stretch dwindling storage supplies as summer approaches and could help cities meet Gov. Jerry Brown's order to reduce urban water use by 25 percent compared with 2013 levels — a first in state history.
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http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Metropolitan-Water-District-MWD-Cuts-SoCal-Vote-Drought-299736711.html

"Very Serious Situation": Water District Board Approves Cutbacks in Parched SoCal

The MWD voted on strict measures that would cut deliveries to its 26 member cities and water districts in Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties.

By  Ted Chen and Christina Cocca

Updated at 7:37 PM PDT on Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015


The Metropolitan Water District, which supplies drinking water to nearly 19 million people in Southern California, voted Tuesday and gave the green light for cutbacks that would slash supplies to its member cities and agencies by 15 percent.

The cuts in water allocation to local districts were approved by an MWD committee on Monday and the full board Tuesday. The move marks only the fourth time the MWD has cut back on supplying water.
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The last time supplies were limited was from July 2009 to April 2011 when the board approved a 10-percent cutback.
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"There isn't that much flexibility left inside the house," Kightlinger said. "People are going to have to do things like remove lawns to make the cut."
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Re: California Water Wars: Another Form of Asset Stripping?
« Reply #106 on: April 15, 2015, 04:29:17 PM »
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California Water Wars: Another Form of Asset Stripping?

Posted on March 24, 2015 by Ellen Brown

http://ellenbrown.com/2015/03/24/california-water-wars-another-form-of-asset-stripping/





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Re: California Farmers On Drought: ‘You’re Going To See Higher Prices’
« Reply #107 on: April 15, 2015, 10:13:45 PM »
This whole thing is rapidly going from bad to nightmarish.
"For the greater good of the community"  will be the new
mantra when they rob private water rights, divert agriculture
water to municipalities.   It'll be one big robber baron for water.

Neat pic of the Wild Horse Creek that sprang back to life.  Here's
an article on the "save the smelt" a tiny fish.

EPA and CA Drought: ‘What Civilized Society Destroys Its Own Food Source For A Three-Inch Fish?'
cns news

4/13/15

 Penny Starr

Since California Democratic Governor Jerry Brown imposed water restrictions on the state’s residents on April 1, people have suddenly become interested in what government officials have described as “one of the most severe droughts on record.”

But for months, Republican Assemblywoman Shannon Grove -- who represents part of Kern County, the second largest agricultural sector in the country – has been trying to get the word out about how Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations apparently are literally draining water into the sea all for the sake of a three-inch fish.

“I put together this short video to explain the real cause of California’s water shortage problems, which everyone is paying attention to now that the Governor has imposed water restrictions on the entire state,” Grove wrote on her Facebook page on April 3, the day she reposted the video she first published back in September.

“Share it with your friends who need to know the truth,” Grove wrote.

The truth, Grove said, is that the Endangered Species Act and its effort to protect the tiny delta smelt has taken water away from farmers.

Read more -

http://cnsnews.com/blog/penny-starr/epa-and-ca-drought-what-civilized-society-destroys-its-own-food-source-three-inch
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Re: California Farmers On Drought: ‘You’re Going To See Higher Prices’
« Reply #108 on: April 15, 2015, 11:32:53 PM »
Nestlé Has Illegally Pumped Calif. Water Since the Last Major Drought—and Doesn't Want to Stop

In the late 1800s, a couple of enterprising businessmen decided to make a lake in the San Bernardino Mountains east of Los Angeles. The forest was cleared, dams were built, and the creeks, streams, rainfall, and snowmelt from the surrounding mountains began to fill up Little Bear Valley, creating Lake Arrowhead.

Best known today as a vacation destination, the water in the lake remains privately owned, a legacy of the Arrowhead Reservoir Company’s original plan for the 48,000 acre-feet of water: to sell it to towns in the arid valleys below.

Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water officially takes its name from a rock formation in the San Bernardino Mountains. But news that the company, which is owned by the food giant Nestlé, has been pumping springwater out of the San Bernardino National Forest under a permit that expired in 1988 puts the brand more in line with the historic water grab of Lake Arrowhead than with any geological feature.

The Palm Springs, California–based Desert Sun reported last Wednesday that Nestlé has been pumping water out of the underground spring that feeds Strawberry Creek and transferring it by pipeline out of the national forest on an expired permit for nearly 30 years. H2O from another spring-fed source that is bottled and sold with an Arrowhead label on it has been transported across the national forest under yet another expired permit since 1994. Conservationists say the reduced water flow in the creeks, especially after a dry winter, threatens the riparian habitats and the wildlife they support.

More than 135,000 people have signed a petition calling on Nestlé to stop bottling and selling California’s increasingly scarce water. Arrowhead is not the only company tapping California’s springs—Mother Jones reports that many of the country’s bottled-water companies get their product from the drought-plagued Golden State.

The Strawberry Creek permit expired in the midst of a drought that ran from 1987 to 1992, and the state was excessively dry again in the early aughts. California’s current drought—by some measures the worst in 1,200 years—is entering its fourth year. The severity of this dry spell led Gov. Jerry Brown to call for 25 percent reductions in urban water use.

“Now that it has been brought to my attention that the Nestle permit has been expired for so long, on top of the drought...it has gone to the top of the pile in terms of a program of work for our folks to work on,” Jody Noiron, the San Bernardino National Forest supervisor, told the Sun.

Nestlé says it draws a negligible amount of water from the spring—705 million gallons annually, or enough to water two golf courses for a year, as the company said in a statement. To put that in context, scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory estimate that California needs 11 trillion gallons of rain to end the drought.

No, Arrowhead is not the new almond—some water-sucking scapegoat or bogeyman on which to lay blame instead of grappling with the complexities of climate change, water use and management, and conservation efforts. Nestlé CEO Peter Brabeck may have a penchant for privatizing water resources, but the pipelines running from Strawberry Creek didn’t cause the drought.

But consider that, as the Sun investigation found, no state agency has an accurate grasp on how much water California’s 108 bottling plants use. Bottling companies are required to test water but not to report how much water is being bottled. Like Little Bear Valley slowly filling up with water, a natural resource trickling into a commodity—or the Owens Valley being drained dry to keep Los Angeles showers and sprinklers running—the expired Arrowhead permit is a symptom of a relationship with the climate that expects it to give well past its ability to do so.

California can’t afford to sell its water to consumers in wetter states—just as it can’t afford to keep watering its expansive lawns or farm in ways that the market demands instead of what the rainfall dictates.

http://news.yahoo.com/arrowheads-permit-pump-california-spring-water-expired-decades-201003194.html?bcmt=1429127442558-d28621b7-cfe0-4a37-b682-e1e5eaedca2a&bcmt_s=u#mediacommentsugc_container
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Re: Drought: Government and Wall St colluding to starve the Nation
« Reply #109 on: April 16, 2015, 10:15:27 AM »
Bump

We don't have a water problem in CA. We have a Police Government problem.




I  remembered just now about working at the Buddhist Temple in Riverside (2005) and it has two natural water springs on it.



I live off the Main St in Paso Robles called Spring St. On the north end of town is a hot water spring and the Salinas River.

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Re: California Farmers On Drought: ‘You’re Going To See Higher Prices’
« Reply #110 on: April 16, 2015, 11:32:13 AM »
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/04/16/man-made-disaster-critics-say-california-drought-caused-by-misguided/
'Man-made disaster': Critics say California drought caused by misguided environment policies
By  Malia Zimmerman
·Published April 16, 2015
·FoxNews.com
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“Droughts are nothing new in California, but right now, 70 percent of California's rainfall washes out to sea because liberals have prevented the construction of a single new reservoir or a single new water conveyance system over decades, during a period in which California’s population has doubled,” said Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett Packard and likely GOP presidential candidate. “This is the classic case of liberals being willing to sacrifice other people's lives and livelihoods at the altar of their ideology.”

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Oh the irony , But the Hewlett's are Greenies .... at least the foundation is ...

http://hewlett.org/about-us
The Hewlett Foundation At A Glance
 (as of December 31, 2014)

Total assets: $8.9 billion
 Total dollar amount of grants awarded in 2014: $360,025,000
 Total estimated dollar amount of grants disbursed in 2014: $434,000,000
 Total number of grants awarded in 2014: 728
 Average grant amount in 2014: $497,239
 Median grant amount in 2014: $180,000
 Number of employees: 111
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Flora Lamson Hewlett, and their eldest son, Walter B. Hewlett. Indeed, it was the personal generosity of Mr. Hewlett, who passed away in 2001, that has made the Hewlett Foundation one of the nation's largest, with assets of more than $8 billion. Click here for a brief biography of William R. Hewlett.

The Foundation's programs have ambitious goals that include: helping to reduce global poverty, limiting the risk of climate change, improving education for students in California and elsewhere, improving reproductive health and rights worldwide, supporting vibrant performing arts in our community, advancing the field of philanthropy, and supporting disadvantaged communities in the San Francisco Bay Area.

http://hewlett.org/grants/22793/sierra-club-foundation
Sierra Club Foundation
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Suite 750
San Francisco CA, 94105-3465
Amount: $250,000
Date of Award: 2000-04-17
Term of Grant: 37 months
Program: (Population)
Region: International
Grant Purpose: For the international population program
Grantee Website: http://www.tscf.org



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Environmental Movement All About That Green
« Reply #111 on: April 16, 2015, 12:57:28 PM »
^^^^^^^^

I have an a friend who is a Hewlett of that tribe. Interesting character.   

Environmental Movement All About That Green

https://shastalantern.net/2015/03/environmental-movement-all-about-that-green/


With recent revelations of corruption, pandering, insider dealing, influence peddling and distortion of scientific data some of the ugly truths behind the Green Movement are finally beginning to see the light of day through the alternative media. As case in point take John Beale, a high level EPA official and climate policy specialist, recently sentenced to 3 years in Federal prison for defrauding the tax payers of over a million dollars in salary and expenses, or Beth Craig, director of Climate Protection Partnerships at the Office of Air and Radiation (OAR), who approved Beale’s expenditure’s, allegedly with full knowledge they were fraudulent. This climate of corruption and deception even extends into State environmental agencies, such as the case of Hein Tran of CARB (California Air Resource Board), the leading scientist on small particulate matter and it’s effects, who was found to have lied about his credentials. After initially being dismissed from CARB, Tran was rapidly rehired as an outside pollution analyst making almost $90,000.00 a year. These cases and others have led many to begin questioning the Green Movement and it’s methods as a whole and it’s true motivations specifically. What is being uncovered is shocking.

In California especially, CARB has come under increased scrutiny as they continue to create and implement policies and regulations that cost tax payers and business owners billions of dollars annually. Billions of dollars that eventually arrive in the pockets of people like Richard Blum, husband to California Senator Dianne Feinstein. Blum’s firm, who is also under fire for receiving a billion dollar contract to liquidate Federal postal properties, recently was awarded the initial building contract for California’s high speed rail project, yet another extension of environmental policy. Another benefactor of CARB mandated fees is the Federal EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) who routinely receives up to 25% of Cap and Trade revenues that they then distribute in the name of Environmental Justice. Environmental Justice, commonly referred to as sue and settle, is the policy that funds and allows numerous environmental watch groups to continually litigate to stop resource use expansion, halt infrastructure projects and curtail manufacturing capabilities among many others.

Now under the microscope is Western Climate Initiative Incorporated (WCI), a private Corporation incorporated in Delaware, founded by CARB, a California public entity, that oversees the private global carbon credits market. WCI by their own accounting, Mary Nichols the President of CARB just so happens to be WCI’s treasurer, has already collected over a billion and a half dollars from carbon credit sales. These are the funds flowing to  people such as Blum and the EPA. Recently and more notoriously WCI was tied to the pay to play  scandal that forced former Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber and now Oregon’s former Chief Administrative Officer, Michael Jordan, to resign their offices. Uncovered emails have as well tied the scandal to the Governors office of Washington State, the Canadian Province of British Columbia and closer to home the office of California Governor Jerry Brown.

What is rapidly emerging is the narrative of an ongoing global criminal enterprise intent on defrauding the citizen tax payer and extorting the free market to enrich themselves and their supporters. Even more frightening is the EPA and CARB’s willingness to violate International, Federal and State laws to carry out their agenda.

What has not yet been exposed is how far the corruption of the environmental movement has spread. This trickle down tyranny has found it’s way into local government as well, with local County and City officials piggy backing on the shakedown to bloat their personal bank accounts and swell their campaign coffers. That is about to change, stay tuned.

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The Drought's Latest Victim Out West Is the Housing Market
« Reply #112 on: April 16, 2015, 01:05:25 PM »
The Drought's Latest Victim Out West Is the Housing Market - Homebuilders may hesitate until they have a better grip on how the drought will play out
16 April 2015
, by Victoria Stilwell (Bloomberg)
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-04-16/the-drought-s-latest-victim-out-west-is-the-housing-market

The drought out West isn't just evident in parched front lawns. It's also starting to infiltrate U.S. housing data, according to the chief economist of a homebuilders' group.
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Re: The Drought's Latest Victim Out West Is the Housing Market
« Reply #113 on: April 16, 2015, 01:13:48 PM »
The Drought's Latest Victim Out West Is the Housing Market - Homebuilders may hesitate until they have a better grip on how the drought will play out
16 April 2015
, by Victoria Stilwell (Bloomberg)
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-04-16/the-drought-s-latest-victim-out-west-is-the-housing-market

The drought out West isn't just evident in parched front lawns. It's also starting to infiltrate U.S. housing data, according to the chief economist of a homebuilders' group.

The real question is who in the counties are issuing building permits (past and present) when there is not sustainable water/power/sewage ...

For years they collected millions for issuing building permits in the desert ...   nothing a few brown bags of cash won't fix

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California Water Wars: Another Form of Asset Stripping?
« Reply #114 on: April 16, 2015, 03:14:57 PM »
http://ellenbrown.com/2015/03/24/california-water-wars-another-form-of-asset-stripping/

California Water Wars: Another Form of Asset Stripping?

Ellen Brown
Web of Debt Blog
March 24, 2015

In California’s epic drought, wars over water rights continue, while innovative alternatives for increasing the available water supply go untapped.

Wars over California’s limited water supply have been going on for at least a century. Water wars have been the subject of some vintage movies, including the 1958 hit The Big Country starring Gregory Peck, Clint Eastwood’s 1985 Pale Rider, 1995’s Waterworld with Kevin Costner, and the 2005 film Batman Begins. Most acclaimed was the 1975 Academy Award winner Chinatown with Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway, involving a plot between a corrupt Los Angeles politician and land speculators to fabricate the 1937 drought in order to force farmers to sell their land at low prices. The plot was rooted in historical fact, reflecting battles between Owens Valley farmers and Los Angeles urbanites over water rights.

Today the water wars continue on a larger scale with new players. It’s no longer just the farmers against the ranchers or the urbanites. It’s the people against the new “water barons”  – Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Monsanto, the Bush family, and their ilk – who are buying up water all over the world at an unprecedented pace.

Today the water wars continue on a larger scale with new players. It’s no longer just the farmers against the ranchers or the urbanites. It’s the people against the new “water barons”  – Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Monsanto, the Bush family, and their ilk – who are buying up water all over the world at an unprecedented pace.

A Drought of Epic Proportions

At a news conference on March 19, 2015, California Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon warned, “There is no greater crisis facing our state today than our lack of water.”

Jay Famiglietti, a scientist with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge, California, wrote in the Los Angeles Times on March 12th:
    Right now the state has only about one year of water supply left in its reservoirs, and our strategic backup supply, groundwater, is rapidly disappearing. California has no contingency plan for a persistent drought like this one (let alone a 20-plus-year mega-drought), except, apparently, staying in emergency mode and praying for rain.
Maps indicate that the areas of California hardest hit by the mega-drought are those that grow a large percentage of America’s food. California supplies 50% of the nation’s food and more organic food than any other state. Western Growers estimates that last year 500,000 acres of farmland were left unplanted, an amount that could increase by 40% this year. The trade group pegs farm job losses at 17,000 last year and more in 2015.

Farmers with contracts from the Central Valley Project, a large federal irrigation system, will receive no water for the second consecutive year, according to preliminary forecasts. Cities and industries will get 25 percent of their full contract allocation, to ensure sufficient water for human health and safety. Besides shortages, there is the problem of toxic waste dumped into water supplies by oil company fracking. Economists estimate the cost of the drought in 2014 at $2.2 billion.

No Contingency Plan

The massive Delta water tunnel project, designed to fix Southern California’s water supply problems by siphoning water from the north, was delayed last August due to complaints from Delta residents and landowners. The project remains stalled, as the California Department of Water Resources reviews some 30,000 comments. When or if the project is finally implemented, it will take years to complete, at an estimated cost of about $60 billion including financing costs.

Meanwhile, alternatives for increasing the water supply rather than fighting over limited groundwater resources are not being pursued. Why not? Skeptical observers note that water is being called the next commodity boom. Christina Sarich, writing on NationOfChange.org, asserts:
    Numerous companies are poised to take advantage of the water crisis. Instead of protecting existing water supplies, implementing stricter regulations, and coming up with novel ways to capture rainwater, or desalinizing seawater, the corporate agenda is ready, like a snake coiled, to make trillions off your thirst.
These coiled snakes include Monsanto and other biotech companies, which are developing drought-resistant and aluminum-resistant seeds set to take over when the organic farmers throw in the towel. Organic dairy farmers and ranchers have been the hardest hit by the drought, since the certified organic pasture on which their cows must be fed is dwindling fast.

Some critics suggest that, as in Chinatown, the drought itself is man-made, triggered not only by unprecedented carbon emissions but by “geo-engineering” – spraying the skies with aluminum and other particulates, ostensibly to shield the earth from global warming (though there may be other motives). On February 15, 2015, noted climate scientist Ken Caldeira of the Carnegie Institute for Science at Stanford asserted that geo-engineering was the only way to rapidly cool the earth. He said:
    A small fleet of airplanes could do what large volcanos do — create a layer of small particles high in the atmosphere that scatters incoming sunlight back to space. Cooling the Earth this way, could be fast, cheap and easy.
That technique also suppresses rainfall. According to U.S. patent #6315213, filed by the US military on November 13, 2002:
    The polymer is dispersed into the cloud and the wind of the storm agitates the mixture causing the polymer to absorb the rain. This reaction forms a gelatinous substance which precipitate to the surface below. Thus, diminishing the cloud’s ability to rain.
Suspicious observers ask whether this is all part of a larger plan. Christina Sarich notes that while the state thirsts for water, alternatives for increasing the water supply go untapped:

Chemical Engineers at MIT have indeed figured out how to desalinate water – electrodialysis having the potential to make seawater potable quickly and cheaply without removing other contaminants such as dirt and bacteria, and there are inexpensive nanotech filters that can clean hazardous microbes and chemicals from drinking water. Designer Arturo Vittori believes the solution to the water catastrophe lies not in high technology but in a giant basket that collects clean drinking water from condensation in the air.

Tapping Underground Seas

Another untapped resource is California’s own “primary” water — water newly produced by chemical processes within the earth that has never been part of the surface hydrological cycle. Created when conditions are right to allow oxygen to combine with hydrogen, this water is continually being pushed up under great pressure from deep within the earth and finds its way toward the surface where there are fissures or faults. This water can be located everywhere on the planet. It is the water flowing in wells in oases in the desert, where there is neither rainfall nor mountain run-off to feed them.

A study reported in Scientific American in March 2014 documented the presence of vast quantities of water locked far beneath the earth’s surface, generated not by surface rainfall but from pressures deep within. The study confirmed “that there is a very, very large amount of water that’s trapped in a really distinct layer in the deep Earth… approaching the sort of mass of water that’s present in all the world’s oceans.”

[Continued...]

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Same old story: artificial scarcity followed by extortionate rack-renting and parasitic price-gouging.

Artificial scarcity generates poverty in the midst of plenty.

Poverty in the midst of plenty then generates increased demand for poverty assistance programs.

And then this increased demand generates increased cries from the relatively well-off to impose brutal austerity measures on those least able to defend themselves economically, lest the "freedom" to starve to death, to die from malnutrition-caused disease, and/or to beg and grovel for charity the rest of one's life be replaced with "dependency."

What a sick, pathetic joke this society has become.
"Abolish all taxation save that upon land values." -- Henry George

"If our nation can issue a dollar bond, it can issue a dollar bill." -- Thomas Edison

http://schalkenbach.org
http://www.monetary.org
http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=203330.0

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Re:Diane Feinstein and Richard Blum set to make billions from the CA Drought
« Reply #115 on: April 16, 2015, 05:40:32 PM »
This author is calling Feinstein and Blum out !!!!!

https://shastalantern.net/2015/03/environmental-movement-all-about-that-green/

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Billions of dollars that eventually arrive in the pockets of people like Richard Blum, husband to California Senator Dianne Feinstein. Blum’s firm, who is also under fire for receiving a billion dollar contract to liquidate Federal postal properties, recently was awarded the initial building contract for California’s high speed rail project, yet another extension of environmental policy. Another benefactor of CARB mandated fees is the Federal EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) who routinely receives up to 25% of Cap and Trade revenues that they then distribute in the name of Environmental Justice. Environmental Justice, commonly referred to as sue and settle, is the policy that funds and allows numerous environmental watch groups to continually litigate to stop resource use expansion, halt infrastructure projects and curtail manufacturing capabilities among many others.

http://www.desertsun.com/story/news/2015/03/05/bottling-water-california-drought/24389417/

"We need to ensure that we have enough water to sustain the forest's health," Earney said. "I think we should look at whether or not it's a more beneficial use of this water to be bottled and sold in small bottles, or to be allowed to go down and drain off the forest and recharge the groundwater."

While Nestle's expired permit hasn't been scrutinized in nearly three decades, some other water users have been required to cut back. In the mid-2000s, as part of a regional review, the Forest Service went through the permits of hundreds of cabins on land in the national forest and reexamined their use of water from creeks. In Barton Flats, for instance, dozens of cabin owners were told they could no longer draw water from Barton Creek; instead, they would have to use wells or install tanks and truck in water. Cabin owners spent thousands of dollars putting in tanks.

"Some of these people had been using the water with water rights for 80 years, and it was very costly to make the change. Nestle takes more water from the stream in one day than the total of all of those cabin owners in a year," Loe said. "It's just so unfair."

"We made the little people do the right thing," he said, "and we're not making the big people do the right thing."

Amanda Frye, a community activist who lives in Redlands, said she finds the lack of oversight by the Forest Service disturbing, particularly during the drought.

"The U.S. government is just giving away our natural resources to an international corporation," Frye said. "I think that's really wrong."


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Re: California Farmers On Drought: ‘You’re Going To See Higher Prices’
« Reply #116 on: April 16, 2015, 08:03:35 PM »
^^^^^^^

  There is so much corruption in these paragraphs.  In a real country they would lock up BLUM and Feinstein should be thrown out of office.
I'M A DEPLORABLE KNUCKLEHEAD THAT SUPPORTS PRESIDENT TRUMP.  MAY GOD BLESS HIM AND KEEP HIM SAFE.

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Re: California Farmers On Drought: ‘You’re Going To See Higher Prices’
« Reply #117 on: April 17, 2015, 12:56:32 AM »
Don't forget feinstein got baled out for her
and her husbands failed "savings and loan"
while grandma lost all her retirement savings.
And interestingly nobody is talking about pelosi
and her husbands HUGE agricultural ranch that
employees all the illegals she loves so much.
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Re: California Farmers On Drought: ‘You’re Going To See Higher Prices’
« Reply #118 on: April 17, 2015, 01:10:49 AM »
Bottom Line is to STARVE the American folks!

 Good FOOD is our FUEL and the Nazis are taking this away!


now; and ya know why I Loath the Nazis'
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Water Rights on the Ropes: The Last Round for Free Montanans vs. the Federal Government
By Jeremiah Johnson

http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/feds-push-for-total-control-of-property-rights-government-is-named-as-the-owner-of-all-the-water_04162015

This is a “rush” article submitted at the 11th hour of the battle Montanans are fighting to keep their water rights intact.  The average citizen is trying to defend against the onslaughts of the Agenda 21-funded, oligarch-driven EPA (pushing the CSKT water compact) and the Federal Government.  The battle is almost over and it doesn’t look good about one minute to midnight.  This battle is Montana’s “Alamo” of water rights and it is very important for all of us: a loss for Montanans and a win for the Federal Government will set a nationwide precedent.

If the Federal Government and its lackeys win, the Iron Bell of tyranny will ring, and those reverberations will be felt throughout the U.S.  The feds will have established through state legislation an EPA measure as a means that can be turned around and employed nationally.  Taking the communist “social justice” platform and using Native Americans as the tools in the “downtrodden and protected class” role, the feds will inculcate a foothold into private property rights.  With a win, the federal government will have a new technique to leverage citizens away from their individual and family private property rights.

My previous article on this subject was posted on 3/18/15, entitled FedGov Moves to Seize Water Rights from 100,000 Montanans: All Surface Water and Wells.  I recommend that you read it for the background history on the Hellgate Treaty and similar actions being taken in other states by the feds.  SB 262 is the bill that will, if passed, ratify the CSKT (Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribe) water compact.  There was a piece penned by Montana House Majority Leader Keith Regier, MT HD-4 Representative on 4/11/15 that explained the main concern: many Montanans will lose access to private property, and that access will be given to the Tribal members (who already have access), their heirs, and their “assigns.”

Guess who these “assigns” are?  They are private companies, outdoor groups (Sierra Club, for example), and tour companies.  They are the Federal Government, and the U.S. Forest Service, and Montana Fish and Game.  These latter two, by the way, have supported the CSKT water compact and throughout the compact these two groups wrote language into it that exempt themselves from future legal conflicts.  If this bill passes, the Unitary Management Ordinance will be created; this is a water court made up of a group of members of the tribes and others to serve as the water court of the reservation.

The aforementioned court will have one main function: to rule on issues that pertain to non-tribal members.  Bottom line: it is a court that is of the tribes that will rule on Montanans by taking all Montanan’s water rights out of the hands of Montanans and placing it in the hands of the Indian Tribes.  Almost 90% of all lands for agricultural use are off-reservation and the landowners have been paying property taxes for many years; however, they will now be under the jurisdiction of the tribes.

That jurisdiction (as outlined in the first article) will be regulated by the EPA and enforced by the Department of Homeland Security, with authorization of the Bureau of Indian Affairs on behalf of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.

 The Federal Government is named as the owner of all the water defined in the compact.  This is stipulated in writing.

As of this writing, there are procedural hurdles that are going to be voted upon and the bill is just one step away from being signed by Gov. Steve Bullock (D, MT), the same governor that just vetoed a bill that prevented Montana’s Sheriffs from being obligated to aid Federal law enforcement from any kind of gun grabs or gun bans (pertaining to semi-auto rifles, erroneously and intentionally termed “assault rifles”).  A whole slew of commies are supporting and pushing for this; they’re swaged in “harmonious-sounding” names that falsely bespeak of serving the community: The Ruby Valley Conservation District, and Farmers and Ranchers for Montana, to cite a few.

There are armies of lobbyists, purchased-puppet-politicians, and advertising campaigns in the millions pushing this communist-statist agenda.  Every day on the radio, their honeyed voices proclaim the “justice, economic benefits, and overall goodness” of a compact that will completely abrogate and nullify water rights and all but end private property.  Every piece of land in Western Montana with a well will now have a regulator coming to tax and control it.

There will be another vote at the time this writing hits the site.  I would appreciate any and all comments and useful information that you guys and gals can find out there pertaining to this and other power grabs of this nature.  When does it end?  Well, how it will end is not a question for some.  Anyone who sets foot on private land to try and regulate water, perhaps AC/DC’s song, “Have a Drink on Me,” will be cranked up to the max.  Bet you can guess what type of “instrument” will be “playing” in accompaniment to the tune!  Hope you guys and gals are well, and I look forward to hearing from you.  Keep us in your prayers, readers: we’ll need it.

Jeremiah Johnson is the Nom de plume of a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces (Airborne).  Mr. Johnson is also a Gunsmith, a Certified Master Herbalist, a Montana Master Food Preserver, and a graduate of the U.S. Army’s SERE school (Survival Evasion Resistance Escape).  He lives in a cabin in the mountains of Western Montana with his wife and three cats. You can follow Jeremiah’s regular writings at SHTFplan.com.

This article may be republished or excerpted with proper attribution to the author and a link to www.SHTFplan.com.