Reports for 2017-09-04

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09/04/17 - 0917hrs Daily report, California State Militia

* Texas Coast – UPDATE – Evacuation orders for the area around a once burning chemical plant have been lifted. About 50 are now reported dead in a storm that dropped 50 inches of rain and may have caused up to $180 billion in damage. Over 1 million people are estimated to have evacuated their homes. The Governor has activated all of the Texas National Guard to help with those rescues. As well, in the spirit of being American, hundreds of volunteers and civilians have arrived with boats like the Cajun Navy and supplies to help their fellow neighbors. WANT TO HELP? Donate blood; they need O- & O+. Research the charities there on the ground and donate cash. Here are a few: , , Red Cross donations to this link go directly to those affected by Harvey: and Salvation Army are also choices. * North Korea – US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley called for the strongest possible sanctions against North Korea. She seemed to set the path for measures stronger than economic and sanctions. She rightly stated that North Korea’s continued actions were not those of a responsible nuclear world power but one of a rogue nation begging for war. "War is never something the United States wants. We don't want it now. But our country's patience is not unlimited.'' * Washington, DC – It is being reported that President Trump will end DACA also known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. DACA was an executive action by President Obama that was never turned into law. * LA, California – The La Tuna fire is now 7000 acres and is 30% contained. All evacuation orders were lifted Sunday for residents in Sunland-Tujunga, Burbank and Glendale. -Warnings/ Advisories * Red Flag Warning: Hupa; Lower Middle Klamath; North Coast; Upper Smith, Trinity; Van Duzen, Mad River; W Mendocino NF, E Mendocino Unit, Western Klamath National Forest, E Mendocino NF; Eastern Portion of Shasta, Trinity NF; Southern and Eastern Mendocino NF, Southeast Edge Shasta, Trinity NF and Western Portions of Tahima, Glenn RU * Heat Advisory: Western Siskiyou County, Central Siskiyou County; South Central Siskiyou County * Dense Smoke Advisory: Western Siskiyou County * Air Quality Alert: Fresno; Kern; Kings; Madera; Mariposa; Merced; Tulare; Tuolumne, Coastal Del Norte; Del Norte Interior; Northern Humboldt Coast; Northern Humboldt Interior; Northern Trinity; Southern Humboldt Interior; Southern Trinity; Southwestern Humboldt -Weather (South Bay/ San Jose) * Sunrise - 0640hrs. Sunset - 1931hrs. * Partly Cloudy * Highs hitting 87 - lows toward 69 * No Allergy Alert from Trees. Low allergy alert from grass, High for weeds * Temperatures will be in the lower 90s for Labor day Monday and mid 80s by Wednesday hovering around the mid-80s into next weekend. - Ring of Fire 2.6 N of Pleasant Hill, CA. 5.0 WNW of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands. - Civil Unrest/ Terrorism * Eastern Libya – Libyan forces launched airstrikes on Islamic State fighters in the eastern part of the country. The Islamic militants have become bolder, setting up check points and attacking local forces and taking over mosques to lead prayers. - CA Firearms Laws: * Same tyranny as yesterday. Thought of the day: The process to prevent North Korea from having nuclear power has been long and ineffective. The problem rightly should have been addressed 3 administrations ago when Bill Clinton was President. It was not. The type of conflict that could occur if the US strikes North Korea is truly something that this planet has never seen. It would be an effort to take the vast majority if not all of the North’s firepower off the board in one immediate strike to protect South Korea. Is South Korea that important? Its economy and contributions are one of the pillars supporting Asia as a whole. The United States also benefits greatly from the trade of products from South Korea. But this isn’t really about material items, trade, economies or money. It’s about the most powerful weapons in the world and making the hard decision that a country’s leadership and morals should not have access to them. The United States could continue to hem and haw, make more restrictive economic sanctions like we have each time for the last 20 years. That simply has not worked to stop them. It is a horrible choice to have to make but how can we believe that this regime will act like a worthy contributor to world affairs when they have a full nuclear stockpile instead of the insolent spoiled brat they have been for decades? Yes, there is also the question of Iran… but that we’ll leave for a different day. Keep your head on a swivel and stay safe -DeltaWhiskey