Reports for 2018-01-03

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01/03/18 - 1149hrs Daily report, California State Militia

* Eastern United States: The East coast is gearing up for some severe winter weather. Snow, up to 6” is possible in places like Savanah, GA. A blizzard and Nor’easter is expected to hit the New England States from this system. That being coupled with the arctic weather pattern being blown across much of the Midwest and into the East Coast is making for some nasty weather. * Iran: Protests continue. UPDATE – The Trump administration is actively supporting the protests and urging others to rise up. Nikki Haley, the U.S. Ambassador to the UN, said while speaking at a news conference, “The U.N. must speak out,” ““We must not be silent. The people of Iran are crying out for freedom.” The head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard is reported to have declared the defeat of the “sedition” referring to the wave of anti-government protests. - 22 have died so far. The Iranian leadership is blaming other countries for fueling the protests that are the largest since 2009 disputed presidential election. -Warnings/ Advisories (NOAA) * Special Weather Statement – Pattern change to more unsettled conditions this week: Greater Lake Tahoe Area; Lassen-Eastern Plumas-Eastern Sierra Counties; Mono; Surprise Valley California * Beach Hazards Statement: Catalina and Santa Barbara Islands; Los Angeles County Coast including Downtown Los Angeles; San Luis Obispo County Central Coast; Santa Barbara County Central Coast; Santa Barbara County South Coast; Ventura County Coast * Coastal Flood Advisory: Northern Humboldt Coast -Weather (South Bay/ San Jose) * Sunrise - 0722hrs. Sunset - 1703hrs. * Mostly cloudy * Highs hitting 64 - lows toward 52 * No Allergy Alert from Trees. No allergy alert from grass, none for weeds * We will have mostly cloudy to partly cloudy days leading into the weekend. Most days will be lower to mid-60s. Rain will be starting in the Bay Area around 2pm. Thursday will be partly cloudy with rain returning Friday. The weekend looks dry with a limited chance of rain depending on where you are in the Bay area. There will be a chance of micro storms until Saturday. First half of next week is looking wet also…bring on the rain!!!! - Ring of Fire * 2.5 NNE of Tehachapi, 2.9 ENE of San Simeon, 3.0 ESE of Aromas, 2.6 NE of Upper Lake, CA. 5.1 SSW of Merizo Village, Guam. 5.1 SSE of La Libertad, El Salvador. - Civil Unrest/ Terrorism * North Korea: The U.S. DEFCON threat condition is expected to be raised as the result of the expected test of another North Korean missile test. The test may come sooner than expected. South Korea has already stated that North Korea is more advanced in their capabilities than first thought and believes that the North’s nuclear program will be complete in 2018. - CA Firearms Laws: * Same tyranny as yesterday …It’s going to get worse… * Lawyers for 5 California gun owners and 4 civil rights advocacy organization have filed injunctions against California’s Assault weapons ban. Story here: Thought of the day: Taken from the “Principles of Tyranny” by Jon Roland The methodology of tyranny The methods used to overthrow a constitutional order and establish a tyranny are well-known. However, despite this awareness, it is surprising how those who have no intention of perpetrating a tyranny can slip into these methods and bring about a tyranny despite their best intentions. Tyranny does not have to be deliberate. Tyrants can fool themselves as thoroughly as they fool everyone else. Control of public information and opinion It begins with withholding information, and leads to putting out false or misleading information. A government can develop ministries of propaganda under many guises. They typically call it "public information" or "marketing". Vote fraud used to prevent the election of reformers It doesn't matter which of the two major party candidates are elected if no real reformer can get nominated, and when news services start knowing the outcomes of elections before it is possible for them to know, then the votes are not being honestly counted. Undue official influence on trials and juries Nonrandom selection of jury panels, exclusion of those opposed to the law, exclusion of the jury from hearing argument on the law, exclusion of private prosecutors from access to the grand jury, and prevention of parties and their counsels from making effective arguments or challenging the government. Usurpation of undelegated powers This is usually done with popular support for solving some problem, or to redistribute wealth to the advantage of the supporters of the dominant faction, but it soon leads to the deprivation of rights of minorities and individuals. Seeking a government monopoly on the capability and use of armed force The first signs are efforts to register or restrict the possession and use of firearms, initially under the guise of "protecting" the public, which, when it actually results in increased crime, provides a basis for further disarmament efforts affecting more people and more weapons. Militarization of law enforcement Declaring a "war on crime" that becomes a war on civil liberties. Preparation of military forces for internal policing duties. Infiltration and subversion of citizen groups that could be forces for reform Internal spying and surveillance is the beginning. A sign is false prosecutions of their leaders. Suppression of investigators and whistleblowers When people who try to uncover high level wrongdoing are threatened, that is a sign the system is not only riddled with corruption, but that the corruption has passed the threshold into active tyranny. Use of the law for competition suppression It begins with the dominant faction winning support by paying off their supporters and suppressing their supporters' competitors, but leads to public officials themselves engaging in illegal activities and using the law to suppress independent competitors. A good example of this is narcotics trafficking. Subversion of internal checks and balances This involves the appointment to key positions of persons who can be controlled by their sponsors, and who are then induced to do illegal things. The worst way in which this occurs is in the appointment of judges that will go along with unconstitutional acts by the other branches. Creation of a class of officials who are above the law This is indicated by dismissal of charges for wrongdoing against persons who are "following orders". Increasing dependency of the people on government The classic approach to domination of the people is to first take everything they have away from them, then make them compliant with the demands of the rulers to get anything back again. Increasing public ignorance of their civic duties and reluctance to perform them When the people avoid doing things like voting and serving in militias and juries, tyranny is not far behind. Use of staged events to produce popular support Acts of terrorism, blamed on political opponents, followed immediately with well-prepared proposals for increased powers and budgets for suppressive agencies. Sometimes called a Reichstag plot. Conversion of rights into privileges Requiring licenses and permits for doing things that the government does not have the delegated power to restrict, except by due process in which the burden of proof is on the petitioner. Political correctness Many if not most people are susceptible to being recruited to engage in repressive actions against disfavored views or behaviors, and led to pave the way for the dominance of tyrannical government. Keep your head on a swivel and stay safe -DeltaWhiskey