Veterans Issues too Important to Wait

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Veterans Issues too Important to Wait

By Congressman Dan Benishek MD

1/26/2015

Home to more than 70,000 veterans, Northern Michigan understands how important it is to support those who have fought for our freedom.  We line up to cheer our vets in parades, and we volunteer throughout the year to help meet their basic needs.  As the proud father of a veteran, I’ve seen firsthand the incredible support offered by our communities.

As Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Veterans Health, I believe we can do even more for those who have put their lives on the line to protect our freedom.  Our veterans have done so much for our country, and I believe even more can be done to embrace that selfless spirit that our nation’s heroes have bravely displayed.

To help achieve that goal, I’m announcing the Veterans Action Initiative, a comprehensive program and legislative agenda to provide wide-ranging services to veterans and to find solutions to the challenges they face.  COMPLETE ARTICLE

VICTORY: Citizens Stand Up to Agenda 21 in Alaska!

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1835 Seal for Michigan Free De Jure StateThis again does not directly pertain to Michigan, but indirectly it can because this is what land owners in Michigan need to do.  Renters need to stand and defend the property owners right because they could be a future land owner or their children. If it can happen in Alaska it can happen here too!  We just need to reach out to one another and stand up to defend and protect our rights.  They do what they do because WE LET THEM!!

 

VICTORY: CITIZENS STAND UP TO AGENDA 21 IN ALASKA! 

By Dan Johnson

The average planning and zoning meeting consists of the planning and zoning commissioners, a room, and very little else. They are often dry meetings dealing with rules and regulations for business and home licensing, property lines, and nuisance ordinances.

So when the Borough of Kodiak, AK (Pop. 13,600) chose to attempt to entirely revamp the zoning code and place greater restrictions on property owners, including a $1,000 fine per violation, they expected there to be little opposition, and little knowledge of the change.

Instead, the Solutions Institute assisted local resident Jamie Fagan, and he along with a team of people rallied over 300 residents to attend the meeting.

Even though many residents could not attend due to flooded roads and driving rain, there were over 69 speeches, nearly all in opposition to the new code, totaling over 4 hours of testimony against it.

The zoning code in question, drafted by Bob Pederson, enforces many of the suggestions of the United Nations’ 1992 “Agenda 21” treaty, including making it easier for local officials to seize private property.

Jamie was excited to have some assistance defending his home:

I can’t thank the Solutions Institute enough. From helping us to choose an appropriate name for our organization to setting up Facebook groups, editing videos, to helping in ways that one might describe as “unorthodox” but are breathtakingly effective, it really is a joy to work with these guys and there is no doubt in my mind that our group would not have been nearly as effective without their help.

Though the code has not been defeated yet, Jamie has no doubt that with the amount of people who came out to try and stop it, it is only a matter of time before the new code is scrapped.

While SI does not take a position on the issue, we were pleased to help get more citizens involved in their local governance, and happy to help ensure that the new zoning regulations faced the public debate and transparency that are the hallmarks of a free society. 

The Solutions Institute is a collection of activists and professionals from across the political spectrum, and we are always looking for new projects. Submit yours here: http://solutions-institute.org/get-help/ 

Dan Johnson is the founder of the Solutions Institute, where this article first appeared.

How the UN is Confiscating American Homes and Controlling All Food and Energy

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1835 Seal for Michigan Free De Jure StateThe below information doesn’t apply directly or specifically to Michigan, but in an indirect way it does because this agenda of taking people’s land and our natural resources is nationwide and growing in scope. It is part of AGENDA 21 which is also known as “Sustainable Development” and the “WILDLANDS PROJECT“. 

This AGENDA is in every local community through it’s zoning commission and if it isn’t yet, it will be coming to a neighborhood near you! It is up to the land owners to educate themselves about what is going on in their local communities and put a stop to it. Those that rent will not be bothered with it because they do not have a stake in the game.  LAND OWNERS STAY ALERT!!  Emphasis (bold print)in email below mine.

From: “Greg Groninger” <ggron@charter.net>
Date: January 25, 2015 at 4:14:12 PM EST
To: <ggron@charter.net>
Subject: Important AG 21 Information

Please read.

Dave Hodges January 24, 2015
How the UN Is Confiscating American Homes and Controlling All Food and Energy

Read more at http://freedomoutpost.com/2015/01/un-confiscating-american-homes-controlling-food-energy/#cVILDCYEb1YZfpjL.99

In times of crises, the government has proven, time and time again, that it cannot be counted on to adequately protect the American people. As the American people have not prepared for the coming dark days, they will be vulnerable to starvation, dehydration, cholera, pandemics and attacks from resource-deficient looters. Will the government be there to save them? History has already answered this question in the negative. Events such as Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Sandy, L.A. riots, and the Ferguson riots have repeatedly demonstrated that when trouble comes, the American people will be on their own.
When disaster strikes, it will take less than 24 hours until grocery stores are empty, the utilities are down and neighbors begin to prey upon neighbors.

Obama Criminalizes Independence
Certainly, no government can be all things to all people. Subsequently, the government should be in the business of encouraging its citizens to be independent. However, the Obama administration has taken the opposite approach. Instead of the government empowering the people to be self-sufficient, this administration is punishing independence and self-sufficiency.
DHS actually published a “Right Wing Extremism Manual” which demonizes and targets normal citizens with labels such as “preppers” and have further defined the act of becoming self-sufficient as being the actions of a domestic terrorist. It is ironic that DHS is the one who has ordered millions of FEMA caskets, 2700 armored personnel carriers and 2.2 billion rounds of ammunition. Yet, it is only the wholly independent people, only desiring to be left alone by their government, are labeled as domestic terrorists.
America Is Witnessing the Manifestation of Agenda 21
Any aware person knows that Agenda 21 is predicated on eliminating private property ownership and keeping all people within the “system.” Drinking raw milk, engaging in off the grid living, and heating your home with a wood stove are forbidden. All of these prohibitions and more are presently encircling America as the Agenda 21 noose is tightening around collective necks.
Many unaware Americans still mistakenly believe that they have dominion over their lives and personal choices. These same people mistakenly believe that the government does not care if you want to live independently of their corporate cronies who own the utilities. They want you in their system so they can continue to exploit your resources for their benefit. Take the case of Robin Speronis who tried opting for renewable non-grid tied power and utilize environmentally friendly composting toilets and his own self-sufficient water supply. If one commits these acts in Florida, that person could go to jail.
Speronis lived off the grid, independent of Cape Coral’s (Florida) water and electric utilities. Not to be denied the revenue to them owed the subjects of Florida, the utilities took Speronis to court and the judge ruled this off-the-grid living was illegal last week. The judge labeled the Speronis home as being “unsanitary” and cited the International Property Maintenance Code in the ruling. Wikipedia further exposes the fact that the International Property Maintenance Code derives its authority from Agenda 21 and ICLEI and that this “regulation” bootstraps its authority into the following domains.
International Building Code
International Residential Code
International Fire Code
International Plumbing Code
International Mechanical Code
International Wildland Urban Interface Code
International Existing Building Code
International Property Maintenance Code
International Private Sewage Disposal Code
International Zoning Code
International Green Construction Code…
Subsequently, we have an American judge, in Florida, citing UN mandate to forcibly evict an American citizen of their property and nullify their Fifth Amendment Rights. Speronis also faces jail time for noncompliance with international law.
If you read nothing else in this article, I strongly suggest you heed this warning. In two years, local and state governments will have the ability to begin to seize individual property for the failure to meet code, usually in the area of energy efficiency and international code compliance. In the near future if one cannot meet the burden of upgrading their older homes into meeting the standards related energy compliance, by United Nations standards, one could have their home confiscated without any compensation.
More Agenda 21 Insanity
The latest round of Agenda 21 insanity is coming from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA has recently imposed new heating rules as of last year and the date of enforcement has long last arrived.
The insane application of Agenda 21 policies knows no bounds when it comes to the EPA. Also under the auspices of the International Property Maintenance Code, the EPA has introduced new standards for wood stoves which dramatically reduces the amount of fine particle emissions for any wood stove sold in 2015. The emissions must be reduced by 33% with more reductions scheduled for 2019.
At issue is the unsubstantiated claim that the EPA is making that if the use of wood stoves are reduced, the health of the residents will increase. Yet, the EPA does not offer any peer-reviewed research, which has been replicated, as proof of this bogus claim. Are we just supposed to take their word for it? We might as well face the fact that the EPA is controlled by ICLEI and their United Nations puppet masters.
Who Are the Real Terrorists?
We are under attack from the skies and through the poisoning of our air through massive chemical spraying complete with Alzheimer’s and dementia causing aluminum sulfate and cancer causing barium. Fukushima radiation, Corexit spraying and the resulting toxic rain from the Gulf oil spill is running rampant over our country and not one ounce of mainstream media coverage is afforded to these dangers. Prevention and remediation from these dangers, caused by governmental indifference or complicity, are not put into place by our present government.
Our water is being systematically removed from the country by Nestle, and our water tables are being systematically compromised by environmental toxins and of course many Americans are consuming water permeated with IQ-lowering rocket fuel (i.e. fluoride).
Americans are now in the midst of being subjected to the death panels of Obama care in which citizens over the age of 70 are officially referred to as “units” and are targeted for comfort care but not given life saving measures. Under these conditions is it really in our best interest to remain “in the system”?
This is an undeniable, unmitigated and naked version of Eugenics cast in the same flavor as that practiced by Margaret Sanger, Joseph Stalin, and Adolph Hitler and when Americans try to extricate themselves from these assaults upon their liberties and their health, they are increasingly marginalized, and prosecuted.
Conclusion
Who’s the real terrorist here? Why is the Obama administration embracing international mandates which criminalizes independent behavior and choices in violation of our Fifth Amendment rights?
If you have the courage to really answer these questions, I would suggest you dig into world history and read about the Holodomor and discover the real motivation behind forced compliance which results in total dependence on the government for life-sustaining services should become readily apparent.

Read more at http://freedomoutpost.com/2015/01/un-confiscating-american-homes-controlling-food-energy/#cVILDCYEb1YZfpjL.99

 

Restore Constitutional Carry

Below is a post for the “Restore Constitutional Carry” petition.  You can sign the petition but it would be a much better action to contact your local representative personally.  I’ve not known of any petitions that were given much attention, most are usually ignored, however, if a representatives constituents were to contact them directly that isn’t so easily ignored.  They need to know first person what you want them to do concerning this and if you’re proactive then they have to listen and will if they know your paying attention and going to hold them accountable.  Having said that, below is the link to take you to the page to sign the petition if you so desire.

Dear Fellow Patriot,

Fingerprint databases. Statist licensing schemes. Hefty fees.

The never-ending bureaucratic application and reapplication process. Plastic-coated permission slips.

Sometimes it seems the roadblocks and regulations anti-gun activists and their political allies have thrown up to discourage law-abiding Michiganders from carrying a concealed firearm are endless.

Well, guess what? They meant it that way.

The gun-grabbers know good and well that criminals don’t ask for permission to legally carry a firearm!

Their overbearing and unconstitutional “regulations” and “requirements” are meant to do nothing more than undermine the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens just like you.

I don’t know about you, but I think it’s time Michigan Second Amendment supporters said, “Enough is enough!”

Please take a moment to sign this petition to your state lawmakers right away.

For Freedom,

Dudley Brown, Executive Director, National Association for Gun Rights

Dudley Brown

President

National Association for Gun Rights

ROAD TAX POLL

 ROAD TAX POLL

Please take the time to take this poll and then also contact your local representatives and let them know if you approve of this.

http://wjimam.com/michigan-road-funding-poll-question/

This station is conducting an online poll about the road tax.  Please forward to your contacts.

Here’s an email comment I received on this road tax:

“I’ll fight this. yes we need the roads fixed but we have payed  with no results clear back through Pot Hole John Engler.  He got that nic name from one of the media.  We don’t need all these semi’s with 40 foot trailers hauling overloaded on these old country roads.”  

NEW MI LAW: Expand government’s power

NEW MI LAW: Expand government’s power to seize and sell property deemed a “nuisance”

Again our Legislature and Governor seems to have forgotten they took an OATH and are bound by the Constitution and Bill of Rights.    Amendment V:  No person shall… be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

 

SOURCE:   http://www.michiganvotes.org/SearchLegislation.aspx?Keywords=nuisance&op=Search    COPY BELOW

2014 House Bill 5230: Expand government’s power to seize and sell property deemed a “nuisance”

Public Act 387 of 2014

1.      Introduced by Rep. Phil Cavanagh (D) on January 22, 2014, to expand the power of government to seize and sell an owner’s property, so that it applies to the contents of a building deemed a “nuisance” because they are connected with unlawful gun violence or human trafficking. Under this power the property owner does not need to be charged or convicted of a crime, and most of the proceeds from the taking go to the law enforcement agencies involved.

2.      Passed 77 to 33 in the House on November 12, 2014.

3.      Received in the Senate on November 13, 2014.

4.      Passed 34 to 2 in the Senate on December 10, 2014, to expand the power of government to seize and sell an owner’s property, so that it applies to the contents of a building deemed a “nuisance” because they are connected with unlawful gun violence or human trafficking. Under this power the property owner does not need to be charged or convicted of a crime, and most of the proceeds from the taking go to the law enforcement agencies involved.

5.      Received in the House on December 10, 2014.

6.      Passed 72 to 34 in the House on December 11, 2014.

7.      Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 18, 2014.

 

Groninger et al v. DEQ*** UPDATE

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Groninger et al v. DEQ*** UPDATE

I would like to thank everyone for all their support. Lots of messages of encouragement, Prayers, and many braved the questionable weather, took a day of vacation, spending the day reminding the justice system, people do care about liberty and property rights. The court room was nearly full.  If the weather had been better I am sure it would have been full.  The Judge even commented, before oral arguments started that it was good to see all the public interest. Court security even called the day before saying they had been getting a lot of calls, asking about parking. Court security was very polite and very curious to find out about how many people we might be expecting to attend. Maybe they had heard about how full the Midland court rooms had been for the hearing in Midland.

 The oral arguments before the Michigan Court of Appeals went very well. Ken Thompson presented for our side and did a fabulous job. Many, who had been in the court room listening to the cases before ours, said Ken did better than any of the attorney’s. The whole argument Ken presented lasted less than 10 minutes that is really good. The couple questions ask by the Judges were dealt with in short order and clearly satisfied the Judge who ask the question. The rebuttal was just as short and effective. 

 We are feeling very positive that our appeal will prevail. We won’t know thou, until the Court gives it opinion. How soon that opinion will come is not certain. We will share that opinion as soon as we get it.  The best we can get from this appeal is the Appeals Court will send our case back to Judge Carras in Midland Circuit Court and say he erred and demand he allow us to have a trial.

 Sincerely, Greg, Carol, Tom and Ken

 Samuel Adams, who famously uttered, “It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in the minds of men.”

 

 

 

 

 

Drinking Water Crisis in Flint, Michigan

Drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan

By James Brewer
12 January 2015

Flint, Michigan is now plagued by Violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act only months after the city severed its water supply from the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD). Residents have been complaining about the color, smell and taste of Flint water and several boil water advisories have been issued starting in the summer months due to the presence of coliform bacteria in the tap water.

In addition, Flint water contains elevated levels of trihalomethane (TTHM), a byproduct of the heavy chlorination of river water to combat bacteria. On January 2, notices were sent to water customers by the city warning that drinking water with excessive amounts of TTHM over “many years” could result in liver, kidney or central nervous system problems as well as an increased risk of cancer.

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