Government causes shortages, even water shortages.
- California’s water storage and transportation system designed by federal and state governments includes 1,200 miles of canals and nearly 50 reservoirs that provide water to about 22 million people and irrigate about four million acres of land throughout the state.
- In May 2007, a Federal District Court Judge ruled that increased amounts of water had to be re-allocated towards protecting the Delta smelt – a three-inch fish on the Endangered Species List.
- Because of this ruling, in 2009 and 2010 more than 300 billion gallons (or 1 million acre-feet) of water were diverted away from farmers in the Central Valley and into the San Francisco Bay – eventually going out into the Pacific Ocean.
- This man-made drought cost thousands of farm workers their jobs, inflicted up to 40 percent unemployment in certain communities, and fallowed hundreds of thousands of acres of fertile farmland.
- Unemployment remains at a regional average of 17%. With current precipitation at near-record lows, the same regulations will be imposed pushing unemployment even higher.
- The Pelosi-led Congress did nothing to reverse the plight of the San Joaquin Valley and even obstructed repeated Republican actions to reverse the situation. The Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Water Reliability Act reflects Republican promises to avoid another man-made drought.
There are a number of disturbing things caught on video when police came to take the baby of California residents Anna and Alex Nikolayev. Evidently, the police assaulted Mr. Nikolayev as he refused to cooperate with the police taking his child. From the video alone, it’s clear that the police did not show a warrant when asked for one and likely did not have one to begin with. The officers—no doubt from protocol—searched the house (illegal search).
One policeman said: “I’m going to grab your baby. Now, don’t resist and don’t fight me, okay?”
When the mother asked where he was going to be taken, the CPS worker said she wouldn’t tell because the mother “wasn’t acting rationally.” I think the way she was acting was perfectly rational. She didn’t WANT HER BABY KIDNAPPED BY SEVERAL ARMED MEN and an out of control CPS bureaucrat.
Watch the video here:
The Nikolayevs were able to get their baby back from the “protective custody” of the government, but only under certain conditions. And it’s not clear if there was any retribution from the psychological or physical harm these bureaucrats committed. Regardless of the outcome, should these villains be allowed to do this just because they are in the government? Do we live in a police state? Do we have rights any more? Armed men kidnapping a baby? Just another day on the job for a government employee.