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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 7B When all Okay, the TV is boring me with mindless chatter; there is nothing on the computer that interests me; I have just gone through the depression and rage that a water leak is sure to bring; I've spent two days doing dishes, laundry and cleaning the bod after a week without water. What else is left 'cept to write about it. It all starts innocent enough -- the filter clogs up. This is the point of denial and rationalization; I haven't changed the thing in a year, it's probably due. There are at least five patches in this water line, but no problem for three years. No biggie, business as usual. That night the water drops to a drizzle and the toilet takes an hour and a half to cycle. No prob, I'll change the filter tomorrow and everything will be okey dokey. All of this is pure denial, but digging through four feet of fails--- it's tim wri b ut it .... MY TURN WILL FARRIS Staff Writer wet clay was something I didn't even want to think about. Then the ugly specter of reality smacks me in the face the next day in the form of a puddle where the water comes into the house, which is also the bottom of the hill from the pump house, which means that the leak is somewhere in the hundred feet of line from the pump house. Oh Boy! Age, a bad back and the loss of my faithful companion Troy force me to seek help, which comes in the form of a guy Hop and his young helper. There are many roadblocks to solving the problem. The person who installed the water line buried it 4 feet down. The recent rain had soaked the ground, which consists of orange clay that insists on an intimate relationship with each shovel full. Ya gotta scrape and bang the shovel constantly. Hop has many other commitments forcing him to get at it when he could. His helper had a serious love affair with his bed in the morning and the leak proved to be elusive. Meanwhile, my mood becomes increasingly foul with each passing day. After three days I quit trying to flush the toilet with the handle and borrowed a large bucket of water from a neighbor. The bathroom was stinking. Dishes was pilen' up, the body was stinking, but I could only tell by the reaction of those around me. It never got so bad that comments were made, but I wasn't anxious to go to town either. My 20-year experiment with mountain living was wearing thin. This summer, a bear savaged my car, a ground squirrel snuck into the house and tore apart my heater ducting, I had major surgery and this water thing had me in a severe pity party. Finally Hop showed up and stated he wasn't leaving until the leak was repaired. He found it and it was. Then he asked me if I was interested in having a guy put a new water line in. Oh yes says I. LETTERS. from page 6B criminal investigation for allegedly conspiring with Russia to influence the presidential election despite no evidence that he ever did so? The answer, it seems, comes down to one person who played a vital role in both cases: Special Agent, Peter Strzok of the FBI. He has been a proven Democrat partisan (operative) while acting as the deputy director of counterintelligence at the FBI. Strzok's job was purely biased and political. House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) has instructed committee staff to prepare to cite the Federal Bureau of Investigation in contempt of Congress after the agency failed to turn over documents explaining why agent Peter Strzok had been removed from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. Juicer facts. Partisan Strzok, interviewed Hillary Clinton's aides Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin. In the Clinton email case, the FBI documents show Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills told Agent Strzok (FBI) they were not aware of Clinton's email server until after Clinton left the State Department. However, released emails show Abedin and Mills discussing the server long before Clinton left the State Department. The two were both interviewed by Partisan Strzok, and never faced criminal prosecution for lying to the FBI. Seems the investigation to find Russian collusion on Trump, has backfwed on the FBI exposing the purely partisan witcl -hunt by Robert Mueiler. Hooray for our President. With the economy going straight up (helping your 401Ks) and his reducing the size of lands (Utah) the Government wants to steal from states. All the wannabe environmentalists, pseudo-scientists, millennials (living in their parents' homes) still have time to march; what a country! Trent Saxton, Lake Davis No proof I read, with disgust, the letter submitted by the left-wing person in Crescent Mills ("Not buyin' it" -- Nov. 29, 2017), that lies about the Sons of Confederate Veterans. The SCU is a heritage group dedicated to preserving Southern and Confederate history. The letter claims "White robes and conical hoods (KKK regalia)," "Stiff-armed Nazi type salute, white supremacy," etc. Where is the proof?. He has offered no proof whatsoever. To me, his letter is no more than hateful slander against a heritage group he knows nothing about. Shameful, very shameful. I take pride in the fact that I am a veteran, as was my ancestor. I am proud to say I am related to Stone Wall Jackson, and I honor his memory. Dec vindice. David Lubliner Beckwourth Prepare for recession The Senate received HR1, "tax cuts for the rich- devastate everyone else" bill, on Nov. 27, 2017. Without any public hearings, no amendments, unread by Senators, with handwritten unreadable modifications in the margins, and at precisely 1:36 a.m., Dec. 2, 2017, this bill passed the Senate. The House and Senate are resolving differences and will require new voting to pass. Most Republican presidents since WWII presided over a recession and, of course, Hoover's Great Depression. The primary causes were tax cuts for the rich and deregulation. Bank failures, market crashes and severe unemployment ensue. We've been here before. The latest was G.W. Bush's Great Recession and it will happen again with the Trump/Republican tax cuts bill. You see, the rich get richer in prosperous times and depressions/recessions. A word to the wise: better prepare for another G.W. Bush type recession or worse. There will be bank failures, job cuts and a market crash. How many will lose their home and savings this time? HR1 will increase the National Debt by over $i trillion and that's after they cut trading for programs that benefit Americans like the children's health program ($25B). Republicans scream about increasing the debt when Democrats want money for infrastructure and jobs, yet Republicans have no problem with increasing the debt for tax cuts for the rich. Speaker Ryan is already calling for cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and 'entitlement programs' like Social Security to bring down the Debt. Republicans get a twofer: tax cuts for the rich while killing our healthcare, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and other much needed programs. Seniors: expect to pay more for Medicare and get less Social Security. Obamacare cost sharing subsidies are eliminated, thus Americans pay full price for '~ilveF' plans. ( ~ ~" Call Representative LaMalfa - tell him to vote NO on 'tax cuts for the rich' scanl. Mark Mihevc Graeagle A Travesty Congratulations to the Chester Volcanoes North Section Champion Football Team. It was a tremendous accomplishment and a job very well done. Nobody and nothing can ever take away from that sense of accomplishment. In other realms, however, there seem to be some voices that would like to revise the history, and tilt things back in their favor. The most devastating war in American history, in terms of loss of life, was fmished 152 years ago, but some of the recently received letters to the editor indicate that some people are trying to revise the history; they try to give the impression that the Confederacy was on the right side, that they were morally justified in attacking Fort Sumter, and that they had every right to conquer territory as far north as Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The writer was correct in asserting that Abraham Lincoln didn't free the slaves during his lifetime. The proclamation he signed granted freedom to slaves in a territory that was not under Union control at that time. Shortly after Lincoln's tragic death at the hands of John Wilkes Booth slavery was abolished. Much of the political and social groundwork leading to abolition is rightly credited to Lincoln. It would be the same argument for Fall River, Biggs, or any other team that lost to the Volcanoes: to say they cheated, they bribed the refs, the games were totally rigged.., would they do that? Of course not. But yet, some people shout and scream about a recent court decision in San Francisco. Between some tweets saying "disgraceful" ~and "~ travesty of justice," and a few ininutes of talk radio, AM 780, Michael Savage, describing the defendant as an "illegal Mexican immigrant, piece of (bleep)," and a letter in last week's paper heaping insults on the defendant; "keep this filth off our streets...keep this trash out of our country," and on the "not guilty" decision. Not once did anyone mention anything about evidence, facts, sworn testimony in the case, nor did they cite previous cases that could establish precedent. They seem to like the idea of turning this country into a third-world dictatorship with nothing but kangaroo courts. Gene Nielsen Crescent Mills Elect progressive leaders The other night, the Senate surreptitiously pushed through another step in their onslaught against the average American., If you do not make 75, 000 a year or more, you will be paying more taxes; if you cannot afford to go to college without a student loan, you will be denied an education in a higher educational institution; if you are a senior on a pension, you will be hard put to make ends meet; if you are one of the millions whose health depended on The Affordable Care Act, you will be without medical help, even though Trump promised that every American would be insured when the Affordable Care Act was repealed. On the other hand, if you are wealthy, you will have more money to invest to make you more wealthy. If you are a millionaire or a billionaire, you will have more millions and billions to salt away in the Cayman Islands, for what purpose it is hard to say. If we keep electing ultra-conservatives to Congress, perhaps the replacement of the great experiment of democracy is on its way to becoming a new baronial oligarchy with a new type of ~erfdom. In the 1920's; disenchanted~ American youths went to Paris; in the 1960's they went to Canada. However, if we elect progressive legislators, all Americans will be able to remain in the land that they love and will be able to enjoy the compassionate democracy that most founding fathers had envisioned. Salvatore Catalano Simi Valley Selling out the American people The GOP Tax Reform bill is being fast-tracked through Congress with no input from Democrats, no time to debate and no effort to quantitatively determine fiscal impacts. It is the worst tax bill in U.S. history! The Republican legislators who contrived this corporate give-away behind closed doors betrayed us! The duty of legislators is to protect the interests of the American people, not billionaires! The current tax bill provides 50 percent of the benefit to the top I percent of the population who control 40 percent of the wealth! Americans are deluded by hopes that "Trickle Down Economics" will "Make America Great Again"! Realistically, wealthy corporations hoard assets in offshore accounts and business investment is aimed at advancing automation and eliminating jobs. Economically, the greatest expense for employers is paying workers a living wage and providing health and retirement security benefits. Economists predict that over 70,000,000 workers will lose their jobs to automation by 2030. This bill guts potential funding for job development and retraining. The "tax benefit" in this bill increases taxes for some Americans, and marginal tax cuts for others will diminish each year until the benefit is gone. Meanwhile, the ultra-rich gain billions of dollars in permanent tax : cuts! American workers will be paying off the resulting $1.4 trillion deficit through the reduction of programs and services which benefit them. Fifteen million Americans will lose access to health care! This bill hopes to destroy the economies of solidly "Blue" progressive states like California and New York. By eliminating federal deductions for state and local taxes, state residents will have less disposable income and more dissatisfaction with state government. If this tax bill passes, thanks to Citizens United, more corporate money will be available to flood American politics and ensure an even greater stranglehold on our economy. Will Democracy be subverted by an Oligarchy? Faith Strailey Quincy Contact your elected officials PLUMAS COUNTY SUPERVISORS - 520 Main Street, Room 309, Quincy, CA 95971; (530) 283-6170; FAX: (530) 283-6288; E-Mail: pcbs@countyofplumas.com. Individual supervisors can be e-mailed from links on the county website: countyofphmas.com PRESIDENT - Donald J. Trump, the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington, D.C. 20500. (202) 456-1414. Fax: 202-456-2461. E-mall: whitehouse.gov/contact/ U.S. SENATOR- Dianne Fcinstein (D), 331 Hart Senate Office Bldg., Washington, D.C. 20510. (202) 224-3841; FAX: 202-228-3954; TI'Y/TDD: (202) 224-2501. District Office: One Post Street, Suite 2450, San Francisco, CA 94104; Phone: (415) 393-0707; Fax: (415) 393-0710. Website: feinstcin.scnate.gov. U& SENATOR - Kamala Harris (D). www.harris.senate.gov/content/contact-senator. 112 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington D.C. 20510. Phone: 202-224- 3553/Fax: 202-224-2200. U,S. REPRESENTATIVE, 1st DIST. - Doug LaMalfa. 506 Cannon HOB, Washington, D.C. 20515. (202) 225-3076. wwwJ.aMalfaMouse.gov.; Facebook.com/RepLaMalfa; twitter: @RepLaMalfa. DISTRICT OFFICE: 2862 Olive Hwy, Suite D, Oroville, CA 95965, (530) 534-7100, FAX (530) 534-7800. STATE SENATOR, 1st DIST.- Ted Gaines. State Capitol, Room 3070, Sacramento, CA 95814. (916) 651-4001, FAX: (916) 324-2680. El Dorado Hills Constituent Service Center: 4359 Town Center Boulevard, Suite 112, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762. (916) 933-7213, FAX (916) 933-7234. Redding Constituent Service Center. 1670 Market St., Suite 244, ReAding, CA 96001, (530) 225-3142, FAX (530) 225-3143. Plumas County Animal Shelter 201 N Mill Creek Road, Quincy, CA 95971 [530) 283-3673 STATE ASSEMBLYMAN, 1st DIST.. Brian Dahle, State Capitol, Suite 2158, Sacramento, CA 94249-00001, (916) 319-2001; FAX (916) 319-2103. District Office: 280 Hemsted Dr., Ste. #110, Redding, CA 96002; (530) 223-6300, FAX (530) 223-6737. GOVERNOR - Jerry Brown, office of the Governor, State Capitol, Suite 1173, Sacramento, CA 95814. Website: gov.ca.gov/(916) 445-2841. FAX: (916) 558-3160. CeCe Call Rascal CeCe is a 1 year old spayed female Old English Sheepdog.- Mastiff cross. She is a high energy girl! Call is a 1 year old spayed female muted calico. She is a lap-cat and loves to purr. Rascal is a 4 month old Black & White Tuxedo who has been neutered. We don't call him =Rascal" for nothing! Our office hours are Monday through Friday 8am - 5pm. Saturday viewing is by appointment only. Office hours are subject to change due to staff'lng; calling prior to visiting shelter is recommended. All potential adopters must complete an adoption consultation form and be approved prior to adoption. Adoption fees are $10.00 for dogs and cats, license fee for dogs is $15.00 per year. 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