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Saturday, December 27, 2014

2015, What will it bring?

Are you as optimistic about the next year as I am?  I mean, hey, it is not easy to be optimistic in the face of all the chaos and destruction, but we have to have hope, right?  While many humans across our little blue marble are struggling to survive day to day, we in the west squabble about I-phones versus Samsung Galaxies!  But I have hope.

I am approaching my 65th year of travel around the sun.  I never thought I would make it to forty and yet here I am.  Liberals are probably not rejoicing, but I think my kids are.  Mom is still alive and all my five siblings and three cousins are still alive and kicking.  Our interlude of life will of course come to an end someday and hopefully, we can all meet up in heaven.  Now that takes some faith!

But first we have to take a look at the planet and its upcoming year of one orbit.  What have we got?  Well, maybe the little fact that we are alive and we know we are alive?  That is unique to humans here on earth and as far as we know, the universe.  So, to me, we cannot squander that gift.  I appreciate life.  I know most people on the planet do, except maybe some misguided "jihadists" of the Islamic faith.  Maybe a few other that are missing some important cells between their ears too.  But for the most part, humans like life.  We like to succeed.  We  Christians, and most faithful people want others to be happy and prosper.

But of course we have to deal with many things that are not to happy.  We Americans are perhaps the best example of success for humans the planet has ever seen.  We work hard to give a better life to our fellow citizens and with the largess we accumulate from our hard work, we spread it to others.  Countries and individuals.  Sure we have our own problems here in the USA but most of the time we try to solve those differences peaceably and with compassion.  We sometimes fail but I think the human condition sometimes does not allow people too recognize their success.  So, we have some unrest between us and then we try to solve the reasons why.

America is a place our ancestors saw as a sanctuary for those that treasured freedom.  From the year 1776, when they started to push back against the tyranny of a King until now, most Americans have taken their "freedoms" for granted.  The blood of our brothers and sisters in military campaigns across the globe and a few here within our borders should give everyone pause who doubts the desire of those for freedom.  Of course we are not a perfect place, or a perfect people or even a form of government, but alternatives, what is better?

I look at America as one great big family unit.  We all know about the dynamics of the family.  Mom and Dad raise us and try to instill good values in us.  We kids usually get along but many end up fighting each other for any number of reasons.  We fight, sometimes reconcile and sometimes not.  Some hate, carry grudges or care not for anyone else.  Others love and prize family and "blood" ties and the bonds are unbreakable.  America  abounds in every conceivable combination of human emotion and ties.

So overall I am optimistic we can keep America a great [place even though the world is full of those that want to come and take what we have created.  We must stay vigilant.  We cannot let people slip ideas and laws into the lives of our free people that endanger us.  Those that wish to destroy us use every subterfuge to fool us.  Whether it is the devaluation of human life, (Rob Roy(1995), a great pro-life movie) or hoaxes like "global warming" or the race hustlers using skin color to divide us.  We must stay wary and question.  We must educate each other and our next generation in freedom.  2015 will be a good year, stay positive, don't let the negatives overwhelm us.

39 comments:

  1. Nice post Todd. I would only add more tolerance between all of our fellow Americans who see the world differently!

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  2. You are undoubtedly the biggest complete idiot on the local web.

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  3. Anonymous Haters Are Everywhere.December 27, 2014 at 4:25 PM

    Surpassed by you anonymous, who is nasty to boot.

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  4. Hey, and you too Anon HAE. As long as this site is populated by the biggest collection of horses asses, arm chair generals and petty bullies in the hills I will come back periodically to remind you that you are in the company of simians!

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    1. Hey Michael's back!

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    2. Yes, and he's off his meds again.

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    3. Meds reminds me that sports games help us plah real life and I am happh tobe here. You guys talk about things I don't no but ok. We are still the greatest country on earth.

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  5. Wonderfully positive article Todd. I think most good people are hoping for the same. Hope you had a joyous Christmas and a great new year. BMW

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  6. Why is it that the punks are always nasty liberals?

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    1. I guess becasue they are all simply feeling inferior to we conservatives. They are nasty little cock-a-roaches as Al said. LOL!

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  7. Yes I hate The Union Newspaper and yes I love to point out any mistake they make. Yes I hate RL Crabb, Yes I hate Todd Juvinall and Yes I'm a lefty lib that hates all things conservative. Yes I moved here from the Bay Area and I endlessly name call and degrade this community. Yes I'm an egocentric, narcissistic hypocrite, Yes I'm the FUE, hear me roar!

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  8. What will 2015 bring? Seems folks are rushing to by firearms in record numbers. Look what's going on in Placer County:

    http://www.auburnjournal.com/article/12/26/14/gun-sales-jump-locally

    The lefty clowns keep working to take away our Constitutional Right of gun ownership. The libs running the State of California keep making laws to take away our rights of gun ownership. After watching all the "hands up, don't shoot" BS protest riots organized by the left, fueled and promoted by our President and his operatives like Al Sharpton more folks are arming themselves for protection.


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  9. 2015 will bring jail for Supervisor Terry Lamphier:

    http://yubanet.com/regional/Three-count-misdemeanor-complaint-filed-against-Lamphier.php#.VKGQt8CcA

    Lamphier needs to stop lying and he needs to tell the truth. Lamphier needs to step away from being sworn in to the Grass Valley City Council January 5th. Lamphier has been lying to this community and his supporters. Lamphier is a disgrace to himself, this community and those elected representatives that uphold their sworn oath of office.

    It was no plot by the Sherriff to "get" Supervisor Lamphier, time for Lamphier to stop all his lies.

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    1. From the KNCO Radio story, "The Nevada County District Attorney’s Office has filed misdemeanor charges against County Supervisor Terry Lamphier. The complaint alleges three violations of having or possessing digital obscene images of a person under 18. The charges come after an investigation by the Nevada County Sheriff’s Department into allegations that Lamphier was using his county issued work computer to view sexually explicit websites. The Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit seized his work computer and personal computers after serving a search warrant on Lamphier at his home in October. The D-A’s office says if convicted, Lamphier could serve up to a year in jail and may have to register as a sex offender. Arraignment is scheduled for February 9".

      Supervisor Lamphier now needs to do the right thing and resign his elected position.

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    2. Not resigning. This whole thing is going to get very ugly.

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    3. Ugly, yes. For Lamphier, and for the community. Let's be clear about the charges that were filed. The charges are for viewing images of a child under age 18 in sex acts. According to the Sheriff, the actual images they found on his computer were of little girls age 6-10. Those girls did not pose for those photos willingly. God only knows what happened to those children prior to the photos being taken. Anyone helping this industry by downloading these disgusting photos is the lowest human life form and deserves to be in prison, NOT representing the people of Grass Valley. Terry Lamphier, you need to go away and get help, so the people don't have to use their power to force you out of office. Let's not make this any worse than it is.

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  10. If the clueless Lib's had not passed the bogus Prop 47, get out of jail free proposition in November Supervisor Lamphier's charges for child porn would be felonies. Prop 47 is a disaster and the resulting increased crime is already taking place.

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  11. OMG! Terry Lamphier needs to resign from elected office NOW! This is NOT the kind of person we need to lead our town. I see a recall coming if he won't go peacefully. This is just sick! NOT OK Lamphier.

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  12. "The internet is changing the way we communicate." I am so sick of hearing about isolated incidents where Pelline one ups The Union. Getting fired from The Union must have permanently destroyed his hyper inflated ego. Tells how you uncovered the child porn case against Lamphier. Oh wait. "Where were you on that one dipshit."

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    1. NC Scooper nails Pelline and his hate of The Union newspaper.

      http://www.ncscooper.com/scoopito-jeff-pelline-announced-as-new-copy-editor-for-the-union/

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    2. I tried to read this outloud today to someone and could not do it without crying b/c I was laughing so hard.

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  13. Oh my other favorite Pelline-ism. "Conservative rhetoric negatively portrays our community." What about having an accused pedophile as a city council member? That can't be good for the community image or for tourism unless we are trying to attract child porn. When are we going to hear dipshit ask for Lamphiers resignation.

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    1. No more "dipsh**". Let's say it differently without profanity.

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  14. Well it's started, nice PR for Grass Valley! TV13 news had a story about disgraced and charged Terry Lamphier. Included nice footage of downtown Grass Valley decked out in Christmas lights and lots of "Grass Valley", "City Council", "child porn charges", "government computer" in the story. This sure makes Grass Valley and Nevada County look bad.

    Supervisor Lamphier should resign from the Board of Supervisors at once, he should also step away from the Grass Valley City Council. Lamphier should do the right thing for the community but he won't. It will be more lies and crafted statements from his wonderful defense attorney.

    Supervisor Lamphier needs to answer two simple questions, he owes the public the answers to these questions, but Lamphier won't.

    Supervisor Lamphier, did you use your County Supervisor's computer to view or download porn?
    Supervisor Lamphier did you violate your sworn oath that you raised your hand and took when swearing in as a Nevada County Supervisor?

    These are two simple questions that Supervisor Lamphier needs to answer immediately. Elected representatives owe the public and the voters the truth, Supervisor Lamphier needs to do the right thing for the community, but he won't, just a selfish act.

    Note the complete lack of comments and on line posts from Supervisor Lamphier supporters? Where's all of Supervisor Lamphier's supporters at now? Notice the lack of comments from other bloggers?

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    1. I agree, it's this simple.

      "Supervisor Lamphier needs to answer two simple questions, he owes the public the answers to these questions, but Lamphier won't. Supervisor Lamphier, did you use your County Supervisor's computer to view or download porn? Supervisor Lamphier did you violate your sworn oath that you raised your hand and took when swearing in as a Nevada County Supervisor? These are two simple questions that Supervisor Lamphier needs to answer immediately. Elected representatives owe the public and the voters the truth, Supervisor Lamphier needs to do the right thing for the community, but he won't, just a selfish act".

      Supervisor Lamphier needs to do the right, but sadly my bet is he won't.

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  16. Terry Lamphier's Facebook pages have posts about his swearing in for the Grass Valley City Council, a call for folks to apply to him to be his planning commissioner and a fat cat story and photo. Not one word about the charges for child porn filed by the Nevada County District Attorney, Includes Lamphier's recent press release about how wonderful and experienced he is.

    https://www.facebook.com/TerryLamphier2014

    https://www.facebook.com/terry.lamphier.5?fref=ts

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  17. Channel 13 News coverage about Lamphier sure doesn't help our local PR or tourism efforts.

    LINK:

    http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2014/12/29/former-nevada-county-supervisor-facing-charges-after-child-pornography-investigation/

    Investigators looking into Supervisor Terry Lamphier in October after concerns were raised in a letter. That didn’t stop voters from electing him to the Grass Valley City Council in November, and many said they didn’t believe the allegations were real.

    Lamphier isn’t commenting on the charges filed against him, but people in the community are.

    “On paper he seemed like a good representative of the community,” said resident Jordan Price.

    He’s changing his mind after the district attorney filed three misdemeanor charges against Lamphier after an investigation involving child pornography.

    The complaint obtained by CBS13 alleges three violations of having, or possessing digital obscene images of a person under 18.

    “Working with our IT people, we were able to determine within fairly short order that there had been sites of young girls that were accessed,” said Sheriff Keith Royal. “I looked at the pictures, [the children] looked 6-10 years [old], and there were nude pictures.”

    Residents at the time of the case back in October thought it was dirty politics before November’s election.

    Investigators seized Lamphier’s work computer and issued a search warrant for his home. During the investigation, he won a seat on the Grass Valley City Council.

    Lamphier didn’t return CBS13’s calls on Monday, but has said in the past he has not knowingly clicked on, visited or downloaded any inappropriate material from sites.

    Lamphier will be arraigned on Feb. 9. He will be sworn-in to the City Council on Jan. 5.

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  18. As the mother of a 7 year old daughter I find this entire episode disgusting. Anyone who would look at pictures of nude little girls is sick. How can Grass Valley have a sick person like this on their city council? If he doesn't resign now Grass Valley needs to recall him.

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  19. Any lawyers in the house that can shed some light on this? What's the scoop on evidence code section 1108?

    In the three District Attorney charges filed with the Court is this statement:

    "NOTICE: The People intend to introduce evidence of prior sexual abuse incidents at trial pursuant to evidence code section 1108".

    Would this be about "prior sexual abuse incidents" conducted by Lamphier, possible past incidents that he was charged or even not charged with?

    This link takes you to the DA's charges that were filed:

    http://yubanet.com/regional/Charges-against-Lamphier.php#.VKL1ocCcA

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  20. Terry will need to be very careful around computers.

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  21. Now we have this wonderful story about Supervisor Lamphier on Fox40 news. Lamphier's lack of truthfulness and his big ego is dragging Grass Valley through the mud. This story includes nice shots of Grass Valley City hall and a BS statement by Lamphier's wonderful defense attorney. We all know about his wonderful Nevada City defense attorney and his track record.

    Lamphier needs to grasp that if he does not do the right thing and step away the recall effort will take place as soon as legally possible.

    Here's the link to the Fox40 story:

    http://fox40.com/2014/12/30/grass-valley-city-councillor-elect-charged-with-possessing-child-pornography/

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    1. I have not heard a denail from Terry and this all makes it look really bad.

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  22. Just like to wind down the year in similar fashion to how we welcomed it......

    When you’ve been pushed around by Bill Gates (and win), The Union is not a big concern.

    "N o t a b i g c o n c e r n ? ? ?" Other than cake, and scrounging through your neighbors garbage cans for incriminating evidence it seems to be your only concern!

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    1. It sure does. The Union is an itch he can't scratch so he will go to his grave with the hate.

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    2. Yes...and if you read the article which Pelline links to, you will not find HIS name in it once. Kind of like fetching coffee for Caen again.

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Real name thank you.