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While we were somewhat surprised that President Trump did not rename Hurricane Florence, Hurricane Feinstein, in the wake of the latest revelations about his Supreme Court nomination, we knew it was only an oversight. Perhaps no one in the White House realized the hurricane was an f-word. The White House spelling problem continutes. 1.
Nonetheless, there is plenty more evidence that our president, called in these pages Don T. Culo with respect for his criminal associations, is in the words of Bob Woodward, "detached from reality,"

"SOME AREAS ARE SINKING 2 inches A MONTH"

 
The San Joaquin Valley's natural water supply, always suibject to flood/drought fluctuations, has been plundered for a century by reckless and unaccountable agriculture that treats land, after the paradigm of the cotton industry, as a sterile medium to which one adds fertilizer and water to make money, until it all runs out. South of the Tehachapis, they add houses to what was once the richest agricultural county in the state, and beyond that county, they add houses to the desert.

Lobbyists and Members of Congress

 
Lobbying at the US Capitol1.
In 2017, there were 535 US senators and representatives and 11,542 lobbyists registered to influence them.
In other words, there were 21.5 lobbyists for each lawmaker in 2017, and these lobbyists spent $6,219,065 per lawmaker (not evenly distributed).
 
NOTE:
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OpenSecrets.org
Lobbying Database
https://www.opensecrets.org/lobby/index.php

Fire and change

 
Scientists typically hesitate to say any specific event happened because of climate change, Westerling said. Yet, he said, “we know that these events are affected by the weather and the climate and how dry it is. The climate system has been altered by people ... all the weather we're experiencing and what's driving these wildfire events is climate change.”
While this fire devastated part of the San Francisco Bay Area, wildfire is creating growing problems across the West, Westerling said.

Mr. Smith writes Washington

Felix Smith, retired US Fish & Wildlife biologist who was one of the original whistleblowers on the Kesterson Wildlife Refuge selenium catastrophe for migrating birds in Merced County,1 may fail to educate the Trumpologues who run the Department of the Interior, but we learned much from this letter. -- blj
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 Felix E. Smith
 
August 23 , 2018  

Mr. Ryan Zinke - Secretary

 
 

Department of the Interior
 

The fires now touch too many of us to be ignored.

 
The fires now touch too many of us to be ignored. People who live in the hills are nervous, while suburbs are devastated by fires unimaginable, therefore not prepared for. Country people are thinking about how to protect their lives and the lives of their neighbors.
And then, as discussed in the articles below, is the question: who should pay for the fires.

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