Monthly Archives: February 2012

Supreme Court streambed decision protects landowners

Farmers and ranchers prevailed this week when the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favor of landowner property rights in the case of PPL v. Montana. This decision puts ownership of streambeds and stream banks in the hands of their … Continue reading

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Attacks on Prop. 13 run the gamut

Relentless criticism hasn’t dented popularity of the 1978 tax-cutting ballot measure.   Attacks on Proposition 13 can be divided into two categories: the semiserious and the ludicrous.   The first variety come from people who believe government is entitled to … Continue reading

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Gleickgate Pollutes Enviro Movement

Climate activist Dr. Peter Gleick of the Pacific Institute of water policy in Oakland may face criminal charges that he deceptively obtained data from a conservative think tank, the Heartland Institute, then “doctored” it and disseminated it on the web … Continue reading

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DEBT LIMIT – A GUIDE TO AMERICAN FEDERAL DEBT MADE EASY.

A satirical short film taking a look at the national debt and how it applies to just one family. Watch the guy from the Ferris Bueller Superbowl Spot! Produced by Seth William Meier, DP/Edited by Craig Evans, 1st AC Brian … Continue reading

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A Troubling Trend in the Courts

Should judges act based upon reasoned legal arguments, or based upon their personal feelings and media coverage?  A controversial recent “statement” made by Justices Ginsburg and Breyer in a case that was the legal equivalent of a slam dunk raises … Continue reading

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U.S. Per Capita Debt Worse than Greece

U.S. per capita debt is larger than that of Europe’s most financially distressed countries, including Greece, a new analysis reveals.   U.S. debt per capita is nearly $45,000, approximately 15 percent higher than that of Greece ($38,937), and more than … Continue reading

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City of Stockton to File for Bankruptcy?

Are the dominoes beginning to drop?   “California’s new municipal bankruptcy law could be put to the test in its first trial, as the rumor mill is churning that the city of Stockton is preparing to file for bankruptcy. You … Continue reading

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