By Anna Von Reitz
Lets hope nobody goes to jail that has done Anna's status correction!
Thanks for endangering the people Mrs. Belcher!
By Anna Von Reitz
By Anna Von Reitz
Sun Tzu say:
"For those who've drunk from the cup of the fruit of the poisonous tree, it must seem to far to go back to the light, and shorter to continue on into darkness. As Jesus said, "No Flesh Shall Be Saved, and eventually all shall be raised up, so that they may become ONE, just as JESUS is ONE with the CREATOR.
Let all who read this know:
"All of you who read this, you too can become an agent of freedom, love, peace, and righteousness. You too can become a divinely tuned instrument for the Creator's benevolent overtakings. Just pray like this:
"Infinite Creator, please tune me to be your divine instrument of your benevolent beauty, tune my instrument to protect the weak, to install power in the courageous and righteous, to liberate humanity from the suffering of slavery, to install the RULE of LAW in every nation on Earth, to enforce every living man, women, and child, as sovereign as God created them at the time of their conception by their mother and father. Let love, peace, freedom, and Spiritual Law become the LAWS of EARTH.
Then repeat the same type of prayer asking for the same divine tuning of your instrument from the Angels & Arch Angels.
Then repeat the same type of prayer asking for the same divine tuning of your instrument from Jesus Christ, OUR SAVIOR, who died on the cross for our sins, so that we may become ONE with our Creator.
So Be It. Amen.
California is a place unlike any other on the Globe. It boasts perhaps the greatest natural resources of any state along with shining high-tech industries. However, like many good economic stories, government policies threaten its future.
Indeed, its government has made California unsustainable.
Of course, it wasn’t always this way. As the 1960s came to a close in California, it had a population of nearly twenty million. In the decade before, its economic strength afforded the construction of a vast State Water Project and higher education system that was the envy of the world. Matched with a majestic and trade friendly coastline, along with visionary business leaders, California’s future seemed secured.
No more – and here are the four major reasons California is at such great risk.
That vast State Water Project was designed for a population not much greater than 25 million. Today, on any one day, California verges on nearly 40 million people within its borders and is projected to reach 50 million if not higher.
In the last 50 years, however, California’s infrastructure needs have been ignored.
The state’s water system remains essentially is as it was in the 1960s. As for its roads, a recent headline declared that “California’s roads are some of the poorest in the nation and rapidly getting worse.”
According to a 2017 infrastructure report card:
“Driving on roads in need of repair in California costs each driver $844 per year, and 5.5% of bridges are rated structurally deficient. Drinking water needs in California are an estimated $44.5 billion, and wastewater needs total $26.2 billion. 678 dams are considered to be high-hazard potential. The state’s schools have an estimated capital expenditure gap of $3.2 billion.”
In 2017, California’s Governor Jerry Brown estimated California was “facing $187 billion in unmet infrastructure needs.” However, the Bay Area Council Economic Institute “pegs the cost of California’s unfunded infrastructure needs at up to $737 billion and possibly as much as $765 billion.” Who is right? It’s hard to know but all of those figures are more than daunting.
How much in debt are the California governments? That’s hard to know too. According to a January 2017 study, “California state and local governments owe $1.3 trillion as of June 30, 2015.” The study was based on “a review of federal, state and local financial disclosures.”
In other words, that $1.3 trillion in debt is the amount to which California governments admit. Other studies believe it to be more. Indeed, one study says it is actually $2.3 trillion and a recent Hoover Institute stated that there is over $1 trillion in pension liability alone, or $76,884 per household. Incredibly, there are 4 million current pension beneficiaries, a number that continues to grow and which exceeds the total population of 22 states.
What’s the right number? Apparently, it is so large it is hard to accurately estimate. In every case, the number is staggering.
When you consider the California legal system and its regulatory system, inclusive of the world’s most comprehensive global warming law, California is likely the most regulated state in the Country, if not the World.
California also is among the highest taxed states in the nation. California has the highest income tax rates. The top rate is 13.3%. The next closest top tax rate is in Oregon at 9.9%. However, Oregon does not have a sales tax. California has the 10th highest sales tax.
What is remarkable about the California income tax isn’t just that it has the highest rate, it is how little income it takes, just above $52,000, to qualify for California rate of 9.3%. Given the high cost of living in California, that means many Californians are subject to that rate.
On the other hand, for more than a decade, less than 150,000 of California’s 35+ million people pay half of all of its income tax – a highly imbalanced system.
Now, many might think California needs all of those taxes given its infrastructure deficit and debt. The problem with that notion is that those prolonged high taxes, debt burden and regulations limit California’s economic future. After all, why would businesses locate in California in the future with the impending tax-aggeddon that must be in the offing?
Also, California’s middle class has been hollowed. A recent CNBC headline read: "Californians fed up with housing costs and taxes are fleeing state in big numbers." Where are they going? Many have left for low tax states offering more jobs than California.
They have been replaced by those taking advantage of California’s magnet government policies, which increase California’s long-term spending needs. For those that remain, according to Smartasset.com "California has the highest debt-to-income ratio in the country.”
Little wonder, the demographer Joel Kotkin concluded that “the state is run for the very rich, the very poor, and the public employees.” It is also how California found itself with the worst poverty problem and why “California ranks dead last among U.S. states in quality of life, according to a study by U.S. News.”
All of which brings us to the number one reason California is not sustainable.
You would think all of the above would have government officials deeply worried. So much so that they would cut back everywhere they could. If you thought that, you would be wrong – very wrong.
California spends nearly $200 billion a year on budget and even more off-budget in the form of programs paid with bonds, i.e. debt financing. As for the pension debt, of that nearly $200 billion, in the most recent budget less than $2 billion was allocated to paying down that pension debt. More than that was spent this year on a high-speed rail project currently estimated to cost $70 billion and which no one seems to want.
Beyond that, as I wrote earlier, California is moving ever farther left and wants the nation to pay for it. The next generation of leaders, Gavin Newsom, Kevin de Leon, Xavier Becerra and Kamala Harris are significantly to the Left of the old (and “conservative” by comparison) Jerry Brown and Diane Feinstein. That new generation of leaders are supported by an influx of friendly voters who are replacing those that are leaving.
All of those leaders support the dozens of lawsuits brought by the Democrat Attorney General Xavier Becerra against the Trump Administration. Many describe those lawsuits as part of California Democrats resistance movement – a resistance designed to result in political gains more than policy benefits.
Gavin Newsom, Kevin de Leon, Xavier Becerra and Kamala Harris also support some form of significantly expanded healthcare benefits if not universal healthcare – which is estimated to cost as much as $400 billion a year (that is not a typo). All of them support the California magnet policies that attracted so many of those in California illegally. In fact, there is no indication that the next generation has any concern for the future debt. Instead, they support higher taxes.
What taxes will those be? Within a decade you can expect higher income taxes and sales taxes. There is always a movement afoot to do away with California’s landmark property tax protection known as Prop 13. You also can expect a service tax – a tax on lawyers and accountants as well as hairdressers and gardeners. That service tax would be on top of the existing income tax. Beyond all of that, sooner or later an asset tax will be proposed. California counties already collect an asset tax on businesses. Look for that to be proposed statewide as California lurches ever farther to the Left and if forced to confront future debt.
Is there a silver lining in this story?
If you are living in one of the 49 other states, you should learn from the lesson that is California. If you are living in California, there is always the lesson of how Michigan came to be governed by a more centrist government. Of course, that came after the failure of the prior government. For now, however, for all its concern for sustainable foods and products, California is on a high-speed rail to unsustainability.
Tom Del Beccaro is the author of The Divided Era - a historical perspective about why there is so much division in America today.
More from Tom on CA:
California: The Physical Collapse Of A Social State - over a half a million views!
Sun Tzu say:
I got a stellar recording of the Washington County Oregon Elections Office upon my visit to exercise my right as defined in the 1871 Act of Congress, known as "An Act To Provide A Government For The District of Columbia."
It would be even cooler if I'd brought my digital recorder the visit before, when I went into the Washington County Oregon elections office and presented the, "Act To Provide A Government For The District of Columbia," which was the Original Service Agreement Terms & Conditions, when the foreign owned corporation, "United States Inc" was hired by the Republic to provide limited government services, but that the United States was required to at all times preserve all of the de jure PUBLIC OFFICES, like constable and justice of the peace, you could not hold these offices and be a card carrying member of the B.A.R. = LAWYER = TRAITOR.
I told the the lower level people who greeted me first that I desired to run for de jure PUBLIC OFFICE of justice of the peace, to which they responded, "The position is already filled by Dan so and so in the court room next door."
To which i responded, "Is he a lawyer, a card carrying member of the BAR, and an employee of Washington County Corporation, owned by State of Oregon Corporation, owned by United States Corporation?
"Yes he is," they responded.
I then rebutted them. At this point the top employee in Washington County elections office walked up and introduced herself. I informed her that the gentlemen "Dan so and so" next door, was not a justice of the peace, and that he was in fact just a corporate administrator, and an employee of the corporation, and that the document in my hand proved, in SECTION 17, that the United States Inc was responsible for PRESERVING THE TRUE de jure PUBLIC OFFICES.
At that time, she said to me,....
"What if we created an administrator position for you?"
I responded, "You mean like a judgeship and a full time job working for the corporation?"
She smiled, "Yes, exactly like that."
"Wow," i responded, "that is awfully nice of you," but I apologize, that is not what i am looking for, <BIG SMILE>
I wish I had my digital recorder for that, but i did take it in the next time when i went to hand in my paperwork and was met with a fight, and the second highest ranking official in the elections office agreed with me that slavery by BILLIONS of STATUTES was not FREEDOM, LOVE, and PEACE.
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GRANGER — The 11-year-old boy charged with shooting his father, an Indiana state trooper, used his dad’s service weapon and was upset because his parents had confiscated his video games, records show.
On Feb. 22, the boy shot his father, Indiana State Police officer Matt Makowski, in the buttocks with the officer’s .45-caliber duty weapon, according to court documents. The boy got the gun from Makowski’s locked police vehicle, parked outside the family’s home on Conover Drive in Granger, the records show.
Makowski later told police he kept his weapon locked in his vehicle because he did not want his kids to have access to it.
Police arrived at the family’s home about 11 p.m. on reports of a shooting. The boy surrendered without incident and police found his mother and father in the master bedroom. Makowski was transported to the hospital, and police have said his condition is “steadily improving.”
The boy’s mother told police she and her husband were asleep when she heard a loud “gong” sound and her husband began screaming in pain. Realizing her husband had been shot, she went to look for her son and found the service weapon on the floor outside the room. As she secured the gun and called 911, she saw her son walking up the stairs with a BB gun and Makowski’s duty taser, according to court records.
She locked the bedroom door until police arrived, the records show.
The boy later told police he wanted a Play Station, an Xbox and a computer, and that he was “going to get these simple things, or there would be a Part 2,” court documents say.
The boy also said he tested the taser out on the family’s dog prior to the shooting, according to the documents. The boy told police he intended to shoot his father in the head but couldn’t do so because of the way his dad was lying in bed.
Court documents say the boy has a history of behavior problems at school. His parents had recently taken his video games and removed them from the home.
St. Joseph County prosecutors have filed a petition against the boy alleging delinquency — the juvenile equivalent of a criminal charge — for attempted murder.
Last year, St. Joseph County police logged a report indicating the boy was involved in a “possible battery” that injured an 8-year-old neighbor boy, who was treated in the emergency room at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center. Police have not released further information on the incident.