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14B Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter: LETTERS, from page 13B help just because the letters on the airplanes said "USA"? Would he insist that we "stay the heck out of [his] business"? Lynn Desjardin Portola Buyers remorse I would bet dollars to doughnuts that those misdirecting their displeasure with the Affordable Care Act toward the insurance companies, voted for the architects of the law. Four years after passing the law, almost a year of its coming in effect, I got the full weight of it personally. Under the law, my wife and I took out a "premium plan." We have paid thousands of dollars in premiums. Under the threat of my wife to refuse any further medical attention (for fear of financial ruin) I bit the bullet. Taking cash out of accounts earmarked for retirement, I paid thousands of dollars to doctors, hospitals, radiologists, uncovered prescriptions, many of which had been covered by previous plans. This isn't "Anthemcare" or "Aetnacare," your cheerleader-in-chief proudly identifies with this act, with the full weight of the presidency, the Attorney General and the IRS (thank Supreme court for calling it a tax). Next time you can't get medical services covered across state lines or polices that don't cover preventative care, call Nancy (we have to pass the law before we know what's in it) Pelosi, or Barack (if you like your doctor, you can keep it) Obama, otherwise, just keep drinking the cool-aid. Brian Luce Portola Tastes Like Chicken It's funny how the extremists, the left and the right, wind up supporting the same people and they don't even realize it. Many employ pragmatic "best of the worst" tactics by dogmatically clinging to "their team." But their players all answer to the same money and power interests. The liberal blames Bush for war and destruction but forgets Clinton's victims and turns a blind eye to Gaddhaffi's premeditated NATO take out wherein Libya today has fallen to civil war. No protests against aiding the FSA in destroying the beautiful people of Syria. Where did all the Cindy Sheehans go? The right listened to their pundits pound the immigration issue and Bush Jr. was busy forging sovereignty destroying agreements with Mexico and Events Around Plumas County mp Blairsden: Chamber mixer, 5 - 7 p.m., Mohawk Community Resource Center. Hosted by Ptumas Rural Services, Eastern P!umas Chamber rce, Light refreshments included. Focus on domestic violence services, support available; launch education, empowerment programs; provide opportunity to participate in Purple Purse challenge. Chester: "Patriot's Day," starts 7 a.m., Veterans Memorial Plaza at Truman Collins Sports Complex on Meadowbrook Way. Feather River Blue Star Morns host commemoration including flag ceremony, prayers, address, refreshments. Sustainable Forest Management tour, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Collins Co. mill and collins Almanor Forest. Sierra Institute for Community and Environment offers tour led by Terry Collins. Morning refreshments, lunch, bus transportation provided; closed-toed shoes, ability to climb and descend stairs required. $50 per person. For information, reservations (required):; Lauri Rawlins-Betta, 284-1022. "In the Face of Evil" screening, 7 p.m., Mt. Lassen Theatre. Free; includes popcorn, water. Rated PG-13. Attendees encouraged to wear red, white, blue. To RSVP (requested): Greenville: History Night at the Museum, 7 - 8:30 p.m., Cy Hall Memorial Museum. Presentation by Kest Porter focuses on local history from 1930s. Free; all are welcome. Quincy: Transition Quincy get-together, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m,, 182 Buchanan St. Potluck gathering includes sharing progress toward more resilient Quincy, opportunity to engage in projects, programs. For information:; Karen, 394-0279. Beckwourth: , Certified fprmers market, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., Sierra Valley Farms. Vendors offer fresh vegetables, fruit, wines, cheeses, specialty condiments, breads, desserts, artisan wares. For information: Gary Romano, 832-0114; Chester: Taco night, 5:30 - 7 p.m., Lake Almanor Elks Lodge at 164 Main St. $8 per person. Clio: Music on the Terrace, 6 - 9 p.m., Nakoma Golf Resort and Spa. Featuring Westside Digs. No cover; dinner, grill menus available. Greenhorn: All-you-can-eat barbecue, 5 - 8:30 p.m., Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch at 2116 Greenhorn Ranch Road. Ribs, chicken; salmon, veggie kabobs with reservation. Also available: bonfire sing-along with s'mores, horseshoe tournaments, swimming, horseback rides, wagon rides. Barbecues run through Sept. 26. For information:, 283-0930. Lassen Volcanic National Park: Photography field seminar; Fri lecture at Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center 6 - 8 p.m., Sat cursion at Bumpass Hell 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sponsored by nonprofit Lassen Association Bookstore. All types of cameras welcome; bring water, food, backpack, rain gear, sunscreen, insect repellent, hat, sunglasses, sturdy shoes, clothing layers. $150; $135 for association members. For information:; Melanie, 378-1495. Quincy: Fundraising rummage sale, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., Plumas Motor Supply parking lot. Proceeds benefit Quincy Elementary sixth-grade class watershed education field trips. Gently used items may be dropped off at sale starting 8 a.m. Fri. For information: Amber, 927-9589. Clio: Tasting on the Terrace, 5" 7 p.m., Nakoma Golf Resort and Spa. 'Tinot Passion features pinot noirs from multiple growing regions, wine-paired appetizers, wine discounts. All guests welcome. Greenville: "Facing the Giants" movie event, 10 a.m., Assembly of God Church at 102 Forgay Road. Potluck meal follows. Lake Almanor: 17th annual Wheel Around Lake Almanor Handcycle Endurance Ride, starts 9 a.m. in front of Lake Almanor Elks Lodge No. 2626. Sat appetizers 5 p.m., dinner 6 p.m.; Sun participant breakfast =at Elks Lodge. Support cyclists also welcome for $25. For information: Terry Parsons, 258-9447. Graeagle: Artist's reception, 1 - 3  Blairsden: :p.m.; Rdt=IL'-At ..... :::!:'i WlOll  Charcoal drawing series, Galleryl Second Saturday  cr.ll'l[.   1 - 2:30 p.m., Mohawk art weekend features  ,, .... . Community Resource painter Phil Gallagher. Meet artist,  Center. Classes continue view recent work. For information: 836-0104. Mondays. Six-class series $60; drop-ins $12. For information: 836-0446. Taste of Mohawk CANCELEI). For information: 836-0446. Barbecue and Mountain Music on the Lawn, Bontaful Gardens. Last event of season. For Genesee, Indian valleys: information: 836-1619. Plumas-Sierra Master Gardeners tour, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Master gardeners offer advice Quincy: on vegetable production, fire-safe landscaping, Guided painting, 5 - 7 p.m,, The Drunk Brush. weed and pest control, more. Free; open to the Art instructor Danielle Frid leads session to public. Donations appreciated. Space is limited, support Save Our Theatre campaign. $40 fee For reservations (by Sept. 10): 283-6572. includes all materials, glass of wine. Sign up at The Drunk Brush. Lake Almanor: Ducks Unlimited Banquet, Lake Almanor Country Club clubhouse. Proceeds support wetland restoration. Prizes, merchandise available in prize drawings, auctions, games; prime rib dinner by John and David Price. For lBlairsden: information: Tom Gaither, 259-5025; Eric 1 "Rest of your life" Rudgers, 259-3945. planning workshop, 5:30 p.m., Mohawk Quincy: Community Resource Barbecue picnic, starts 3 p.m., Dame Shirley Center at corner of highways 89 and Plaza. Plumas Arts hosts thank-you for Save 70 near Corner Barn. Joanne Danielson, of Our Theatre contributors. Includes project Graceful Transitions Coaching, offers updates; live music; no-host beer and wine; guidance for end-of-life planning. For barbecue pork rib or chicken plate $10. Bring information: 836-0446, potluck dessert. Free for Plumas Arts members,, SOT donors. To RSVP: 283-3402, For information: Greenville: Greenville High School Booster Club tri-tip Fire on the Mountain, starts 6:30 p.m., Main Street Sports Bar and Lounge. Fundraiser for barbecue, 6 p.m., GHS gym parking lot. In Save Our Theater campaign includes conjunction with Back to School Night; open fire-themed party with DJs, drink specials, to all. Rescheduled from Aug. 22 (all Aug. 22 hoop garden, street performances featuring tickets will be honored). Proceeds support local belly dancers, fire spinners, drummers, football program. Tickets available at Anna's, Evergreen Market, Plumas Bank, Village Drug, firefighter auction. $5 donation for entry to at the door. sports bar; $10 donation for access to upstairs lounge, free drink, appetizers. Westwood: Portola: Community blood drive, noon - 4:30 p.m., 23rd annual Chimney Fund Chili Cook-Off, Parish Hall Holy Family Catholic noon - 5 p.m., Double "G" Iron Horse Saloon. Church. Hosted by Eastern Plumas Chili, salsa tasting, barbecue, prizes, 50/50 Health Care Auxiliary. For appointments drawing, kids' games, face painting, Smokey (not required):, Bear, live music, more. Proceeds benefit sponsor code Portola. For appointment Chimney Fund. Sign up by Sept. 10 at saloon, assistance: Nifty Thrifty, For information: Mary, 256-2621. 832-5967. Canada like the SPP (Security and Prosperity Partnership). And Rudy Guliani was contracting tollroad concessions for Texas to Cintra, a Spanish company involved in the NAFTA, Trans Texas corridor. Did you ever watch Bush Sr. make that new world speech? Was there a word from conservatives about all this new world stuff?. The Branch Davidians knew. Conspiracy theorists. But the rest of the right never questioned that new world order means global socialism. He also signed Agenda 21 which calls for radical GHG reduction. The liberals push the greenhouse, warming issue and blindly consent to laws like California AB 32, passed under Arnold's tenure. Guaranteed, radical GHG reduction by increasing energy prices and taxes will help the rich and the ruthless corporations and hurt the poor. Isn't that contrary to their logic? Right and left? (insert laughing face here) "This chicken is good, dear." "Oh no," she responds, "it's frog legs." "Frog legs!? (gulp)... tastes like chicken"... Robert Milne, Clio Never Forget 9-11 is upon us again and we will be urged to "never forget". Here are a few things we should never forget: There were no fewer than six war games being conducted on that morning. They involved multiple agencies which subjected them to the president's executive order signed in May of that year putting the vice president in command of inter-agency war games. Never forget the vice president was in command of at least six war games that September morning. A structure falling in the most neat and orderly way will leave a rubble pile of 12 percent. Two ll0-story buildings collapsed and left no such rubble pile. In fact there are pictures showing vehicles parked directly outside the buildings after the collapse with their hubcaps showing: ....... Where did those towers go, since they most certainly did not fall to the ground? The official story says jet fuel burned, and melted the structural steel, causing the collapse. Preposterous. Paper rained down onto lower Manhattan, why didn't it burn? Not one file cabinet was recovered from 220 stories of office building yet paper littered the street. Never forget. Whether the passengers of flight 93 were going to storm the cabin or not is immaterial. I believe they probably were. The crash site verifies what eyewitnesses reported that morning, that there was a plane shadowing the airliner and the airliner exploded in the air. That's why the engines were two miles from the crash site and nothing was recovered from the crash site, oh- except the ID from one of the alleged hijackers in perfect condition. Again preposterous. Most importantly never forget that our government, unfortunately, lies about everything. This 9-11 people will gather at memorials to mourn their dead. We will mourn with them, but should never forget the memorials are based on lies. Jeff Ludvigson l Quincy PSREC extortion It's been six months since Plumas Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative (PSREC) cut the wires and left our family in the dark, even though we paid for every kilowatt-hour we have used. They argue that our standard, safe, analog electric meter is a "special accommodation" that we must pay for, even though some PSREC customers still self-read their analogs for no extra charge. All we're asking for is that same option to be available to everybody. We're honest people and pay for What we use, but on principle, we will not pay a charge that violates the law and is applied arbitrarily. In recent months, utility "smart" meters (including AMR meters and those made by Itron- PSREC's primary meter brand) have been linked with hundreds of house fn'es throughout North America. Hundreds of thousands of "smart" meters have been recalled in Florida, Arizona, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Saskatchewan because they tend to catch on fe and destroy life and property. And PSREC expects us to pay a fee to avoid one on our home? That is extortion, and illegal under the state Public Utility Code. PSREC argues they are backed by the California Public Utilities Commission but CPUC judges have been refunding PG&E's opt out fees to customers while the Commission has delayed making a fmal decision on the fees for nearly a year, struggling in vain to fmd a legal  way to allow utilities to charge them. Cutting us offlast winter and losing our family as customers is saddling PSREC with greater costs than if they simply allowed us to self-read (which has no cost). Let's hope the current board has the wisdom : to reconsider their unreasonable position and do the right thing. Otherwise, maybe it's time for the current board to retire and let more reasonable people run "our" electric "cooperative." Josh Hart Clio Areas closed due to fire now open on LassenForest ' The emergency closure on the Lassen National Forest established during the Bald and Eiler fires has been lifted, and all areas are open to public use. Honn Campground, approxinately 7 miles north of Old Station, has reopened for camping and day use. Additionally, temporary flight restrictions are no longer in place. Hang gliding and paragliding sites are operational. The fires are currently in patrol status. Fire crews will continue with mop-up efforts and early restoration work over the next few weeks. Forest visitors should remain alert for changed conditions, increased traffic and equipment as firefighters continue their work. For information regarding the Lassen National Forest, visit the website at, or contact any of its off'rues: Almanor Ranger District, 258-2141; Eagle Lake Ranger District, 257-4188; Hat Creek Ranger District, 336-5521; Forest Supervisor's Office 257-2151. F m m m m n I SP.NIOR IVIEN-U I m Friday, Sept. 19 Egg salad sandwich, tossed greens, sliced tomatoes, three-bean salad, sliced m m m m n m Wednesday, Sept. 17 Chef salad, french roll, | mixed fruit, ice cream Monday, Sept. 15 | Thursday, Sept. 18 | Vegetarian meal: Lasagne, Roast beef, new potatos, |ii spinach/orange salad, din- |ner roll, apricots carrots, whole wheat roll, |i orange slices ! i Tuesday, Sept. 16 ! Soft fish tacos, sliced cab- ! bage, black bean salad, | cubed cantaloupe pineapple I' Nutrition sites: Chester, 394-7636; Quincy, 283-0643;|' ! Greenville, 284-6608 (day before for reservation); Portola, 832-|' 4173; Blairsden open Wed. only, call 832-4173 Tuesday for|: ! reservations. Suggested donation $2.50 for 60 yrs & older." I One guest may accompany each senior, $6 mandatory! charge. Menus may change. Hours: Noon at all sites. L n m  --- --. u  ...--,m-m