Wednesday January 16, 2019

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Poetry Out Loud Competition at Downieville School, Wed., Jan. 23, 2019 at 5:30 PM
All students who would like to participate sign up no later than Wed. Jan. 16th by contacting program coordinator Paul Guffin: phone 530-289- 2751  or email paul@guffin.net. 

Cabins at the Buttes Resort are available at a discounted rate for the Sierra City Fire Auxiliary’s Annual Crab Feed this Saturday January 19th starting at 6PM. This takes place at the Sierra City Community Hall behind the Country Store on Castagna Alley. Don’t miss out on THE social event of the year in Sierra City. This event supports our first responders that assist our community and visitors alike in countless ways. Please support those that help all of us stay safe! Our Sierra City Fire Department! 6 pm no host cocktails 7 pm dinnerGet your tickets NOW as they do sell out. You must secure your tickets in advance! For more info contact Mary Jungi 530-862-1580 or any Fire Auxiliary member.

The Federal Government is still in shutdown mode because the so called President is an idiot and has created his very own national crisis by shutting down the government causing immense hardship for hundreds of thousands of Americans, not getting paychecks, not being able to pay rent, buy groceries and other necessities of life. This has nothing to do with national security, it’s only about Trump getting his regardless of how it damages America’s citizens. Does he not realize this shutdown not only affects federal workers but the private businesses who depend on their customers having paychecks. You know we get an idiot in office and now we are just sitting back doing nothing while he trashes our country… please send him back to his Tower in New York…better yet his private dwelling in Russia… although Putin probably wouldn’t have him when he can’t use him… do I sound angry, you’re damn right I am.. just so frustrating.  Well, then I just talked with my conservative Republican friend who dropped by and we found things in today’s PC moments that irritated both of us… like why does everyone suddenly want to be a victim, yes bad things happen and the response is to do something about it…address the issue …get a grip…get on with it..there is no benefit in becoming a Mr. or Ms. Perpetual Victim… so quit whining and go to work. Conservatives like Trader Joe ginger cookies and almonds in chocolate too…

This week we have  local news and events Sheriff’s Log, On the ShelfDeVita’s Barbarians ( I think I put two of the same column up awhile back and so miscounted, FireHouse News, Dogs, Nick Anderson, Robert Koehler, James Haught, Matthew Johnson, Sheriff’s Log, Bud’s Books read and enjoy.

The great photo at Upper Sardine Lake this week was taken by hiker Wilman Dea a couple of weeks ago, I wonder what that area will look like after this incoming storm….might not be able to get there till later this Spring but if someone does please send an updated photo.

Mountain Messenger (Cheer) 1/16/19

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Upon calling the Mountain  Messenger and asking if The Don was available for a call I was told I don’t know but there’s a “grumpy old guy here”.  That surprised me..why would The Don be described as grumpy.. I’v heard several descriptive words for him”handsome devil, scribe, bastard, scum sucking pig, nice guy, out to lunch” you get the picture so I decided to go right to the source and asked Irene if she would call The Don “grumpy” she said, “that’s not the word I would use” but refused to elaborate on what she would use, of course then I called Milly and asked her for a one word descriptive.. it was “word wizard”, when I mentioned this is two words she hung up on me… so what would your one word descriptive of The Don please submit it quickly as this is a contest and the winner gets a free 1 yr subscription to the Mess, Jill will be the sole judge and jury in this contest.

Stunning likeness of The Don

Send anything you need published to Jill the very important person in the office, at yesdearyousuck@yahoo.com or you may call directly to 530 289-3262 and talk to Don, (and suggest he give a raise to Ladybug). For a subscription: send money to Mountain Messenger at P.O. Drawer A, Downieville 95936 or call 530 289-3262 with credit card in hand.. Write to Don Russell at mtnmess@cwo.com and tell him you subscribed because you read about it on Sierra County Prospect….. Subscriptions cost –In Sierra County $30 1yr- $50 2yrs / Out of county $35 1 yr -$60 2yrs

Rebekah Lynn Ford 1986 – 2019

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Rebekah Lynn Ford
May 28, 1986 – January 2, 2019
I can no longer see you
with my eyes
but I will feel you
in my heart forever

Beck was born on May 28, 1986 to Richard Wayne Ford and Pamela Franklin Reddington in Modesto, California. Beck had the meanest serve in volleyball, a determination so strong in basketball, and wings on her feet in track. Beck graduated from Oakdale High school in June 2004. She attended college to become a certified medical assistant. Beck loved her family dearly. She has left behind many hearts that are sorrowful due to her untimely passing. Her mother and father, her cherished grandmother Linda Franklin, her late grandparents CB Franklin, Richard Grant Ford, Irene Haynes. Her extra parents Dean and Shelly Fischer, Keith and Chris Gregory. Siblings include Jeremy, Dawn, Starlin, Sarah and Hannah Ford, and Caleb Reddington. Step siblings include James and the late Jesse Dunnam, Cyle and Cody Fischer. She adored her 10 nieces and 10 nephews. Beck moved to Downieville in 2004 and met Casey Gregory. Together they have Clayton Jake aged 12 years old. Beck loved her boy and was always so proud of him. Casey and Clayton were the loves of her life! With a heavy heart we all say goodbye for now and rest your weary soul. Rebekah will be released with the ocean tides at her favorite beach in Corpus Christi Texas on January 25, 2019.

Rebekah, Honey,
Dance with the waves,
Move with the sea,
Let the rhythm of the water,
Set your soul free.
You will always be loved

On The Shelf by Paul 1/16/19

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Issue 2019 – 1

Book Share
What better way to begin a new year than by gathering with others to share about books that we read in the year just past. We’ll do that, here at the Downieville Library, on Thursday, January 24, at 5:15 PM. If you are a reader, we would love to hear what you’ve been reading. If your not much of a reader, you might want to come and hear what others have to say about books they’ve read. Either way, you are most definitely welcome to the bi-monthly Book Share.

New on the Shelf
Speaking of books, here are some that have newly arrived at the library:

Fiction:
Dragon’s Gold/Serpent’s Silver/Chimaera’s Copper, by Piers Anthony (science fiction)
Dinosaurs, Beware, by Marc Brown (children – easy reader)
The Stranger, by Albert Camus
The Bluebeard Room, Enemy Match, The Flying Saucer Mystery, The Haunted Carousel, The Phantom of Venice, & The Twin Dilemma, by Carolyn Keene (children – juvenile)
Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister & Mirror Mirror, by Gregory Maguire
Radio Free Vermont, by Bill McKibben
Children of God, by Mary Doria Russell

Non-fiction:
Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West, by Stephen E. Ambrose
We Fed an Island: The True Story of Rebuilding Puerto Rico, by Jose Andres
Fred Korematsu Speaks Up, by Laura Atkins (children – juvenile)
Mother Lode 1849-1949, by May Merrill Miller (poetry)
Roughing It, by Mark Twain

Kanopy
Plumas County Library (of which Downieville Library is a station) has added a new service for library patrons. “Kanopy” is an on-demand streaming service that offers award-winning movies and documentaries, free to patrons. To access this new service, click on this link: countyofplumas.kanopy.com. Patrons will need to create an account (an e-mail address is needed), and then will enter their library card number. Patrons can watch up to 3 films per month, and will have 3 days to watch each film. The film credits reset on the first of each month. Kanopy can be used on a variety of devices, including iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, and other mobile and TV apps. Here is just one more reason to visit the Downieville Library, and, if you don’t already have one, obtain a library card. And, remember, the more library card-holding people you have in your household, the more movies and documentaries you will have access to each month.

Where & When
Now that you are energized to visit the library, here’s a reminder of where we’re located and when we’re open. The library is located downstairs in the Native Daughters building at 318 Commercial Street in Downieville. Our hours are Tuesdays, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, and Thursdays, 12:00 noon to 4:00 PM. Our phone number is 289-3544. When you come, either our librarian, Peggy Daigle, or one of our volunteers will be present and ready and eager to help you in whatever way they can. We hope to see you at the library!

Join PSCF Birth 1/16/18

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A tradition has been born, based on an old one. The legendary Fair Director’s meeting room in the Plumas Sierra County Fair administration building has come back to life. For many years, the room was the social heart of the annual Fair. As the economy of Plumas County changed, along with budget cuts and an evolution in the social habits of the community, the space became just another small meeting room and a place for Fair Manager John Steffanic to sleep during the Fair.

With the birth of the PSCF Foundation, the room was brought back to life at the 2018 Fair as the VIPer Lounge. Sponsors and donors of the Fair, along with members of the PSCF Foundation, gathered on several nights of the Fair to enjoy snacks created by Foundation President Nancy Gambell, and have a libation or two. The effort had two purposes; one was to thank those who have financially supported the Fair, and two, was to invite people to join the PSCF Foundation.

After the success of the Fair gatherings, members of the Foundation Board saw an opportunity for a regular social club. As often as once a month, Foundation members can come and enjoy those fabulous snacks and a glass of wine. They are also encouraged to invite one or two other people who may be interested in joining the Foundation. The first of these gatherings took place on Friday, December 28 at 5:30pm. Those who said they were coming were asked to bring $20 in Lottery Scratcher tickets and the evening was spent listening to old 45 records, story-telling and scratching lottery tickets. When it was all said and done, the group went through $100 worth of tickets, and won $99. John Sheehan generously threw in $1 and $100 was deposited in the Foundation bank account. The next soiree is planned for February with bingo on the agenda.

Memberships in the PSCF Foundation start at around $50 and come with perks and swag, not the least of which are these social clubs. The Foundation Board also has made arrangements for those that may want to contribute time to Foundation projects instead of contributing money. In fact, in many cases, time is even more valuable than money.

The Foundation is a registered non-profit that exists to solely support the Plumas Sierra County Fair. In 2018, the Foundation spent over $20,000 on projects to improve the Fair. From helping to construct the new front gate to purchasing stage sound and light equipment, every dollar the non-profit raises must be spent to benefit the fairgrounds.  

If you are interested in joining by paying dues, or would like to find out what kind of projects you could work on in lieu of dues, contact Fair Manager John Steffanic at 530-283-6272. Information on the Foundation can also be found on the Fair website; www.plumas-sierracountyfair.net.

Town Thanks 1/16/19

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Editor,  DIG thanks everyone who came out to support the “Take Back the Town” BBQ on Saturday.  The weather cooperated and was perfectly sunny.  We had lots of food to eat and folks brought canned food items that were donated to the Western Sierra Food Bank.  We also greatly appreciate the monetary donations that were received. It was wonderful to see the gazebo being used for music and everyone enjoyed the relaxing, casual day in the park.  DIG is working with Kaylon Hall’s Bright Bridge project to bring lighting and electricity to the gazebo as well as Durgan (Courthouse) Bridge.  We hope to complete both lighting projects this year and then we’ll plan another fun celebration in Gold Rush Park!

Thanks again,  Downieville Improvement Group

Sheriff’s Public Log 1/16/19

Sierra County Sheriff’s Public Information Log

ACT-Active ARR-Arrest Completed CIT-Citation Issued CNC-Cancelled or No Report Required  INA-Inactive   RPT-Report Taken   TRA-Transferred to Other Agency   UNF-Unfounded UTL-Unable to Locate or Gone on Arrival – and here is Ca Code Source

1/7/19

0032 – Editor note:This shows dangers of using GPS when you are in mountains.
0032 – Vehicle with 5 people stuck in snow on Stampede Dam Rd – CNC SCSO
1413 – Welfare check needed in Loyalton – CNC SCSO
1552 – Alarm activation in Loyalton – CNC SCSO
1727 – Child custody dispute in near Alleghany – TRA YBSO
1815 – Fire on mountain across from IVO Indian Valley – TRA DVFD
2137 – Welfare check on subject needed in Downieville – CNC SCSO

1/8/19

1030 – Probation violation on Hwy 49 MPM 24.38 – RPT SCSO

1/9/19

0255 – 9-1-1 request for ambulance in Loyalton- TRA LOAM
0835 – 9-1-1 request for ambulance in Pike City – TRA DVAM
0857 – Request for ambulance in Loyalton – TRA LOAM
1107 – Investigation somewhere – ACT SCSO
1642 – 9-1-1 ambulance request in Loyalton – TRA LOAM
1655 – 9-1-1 request for Deputy in Sierra Brooks – RPT SCSO
1752 – Utility problem in Downieville – TRA DVFD/PG&E

1/10/19

1038 – Custody dispute in Calpine – CNC SCSO
1211 – Theft report in Loyalton – RPT SCSO
1435 – Request for ambulance in Loyalton – TRA LOAM
1444 – Controlled burn in Lombardi Canyon – CNC USFS
1857 – Strong smells propane in Sierra City – TRA SCVF

1/11/19

0702 – Report of Bovine in roadway near Alleghany – TRA CHP
0848 – Dog problem in Pike City – CNC SCSO
1031 – Fire alarm in Downieville – TRA DVFD
1449 – Person sleeping in Downieville Restroom – ACT SCSO
1809 – Something happening with vehicle radiator Downieville – CNC SCSO

1/12/19

1540 – Cruelty to animals reported in Loyalton – ACT SCSO
1607 – Welfare check requested in Downieville – CNC SCSO
1705 – Court Order violation arrest in Sierra City – ARR SCSO
2026 – 9-1-1 request for ambulance in Loyalton – TRA LOAM

1/13/19

0105 – Vehicle stuck on Dog Valley Rd – TRA CHP
0156 – Arrest on I80 for 23152(a)+(b) near Verdi – ARR CHP
1129 – Possible fire in Downieville – TRA DVFD
1259 – Medical emergency with guest in Downieville – TRA DVAM
1437 – 9-1-1 hangup from Sierra City – CNC SCSO
1738 – Missing person near Sierra Buttes – CNC SCSO
1933 – Welfare check request in Downieville – TRA DVAM
2211 – Assistance needed for someone who fell in Loyalton – TRA LVFD

Openness & Compassion 1/16/19

WHAT ABOUT OPEN BORDERS? – by Robert C. Koehler

Robert Koehler

There are things that go unquestioned in the national discussion. Because this is a country wrapped in fear and self-importance, the basic, unchallenged premise determining how we behave, how we spend our money, is that we need to protect ourselves . . . from The Enemy.

There’s always an enemy lurking at the core of our fear that is simplistic and human. The “enemy” is not, for instance, global warming, except in an abstract and basically meaningless sense, the defeat of which would require a collective global effort. Nor is the enemy nuclear disaster or accident, which could be addressed by (heaven forbid) disarmament.

Such solutions have enormous complexities, of course, but these complexities are not part of the national conversation, let alone the actions of government. Instead, we choose to arm — that is, to simplify — our fears, via bloated military budgets and, as is now becoming overly apparent in the age of Donald Trump, turning our “border” into a sacred fetish.

For instance:

“The Secure Fence Act, passed by President George W. Bush’s administration with considerable Democratic support, appropriated billions of dollars to pay for drones, a ‘virtual wall,’ aerostat blimps, radar, helicopters, watchtowers, surveillance balloons, razor ribbon, landfill to block canyons, border berms, adjustable barriers to compensate for shifting dunes, and a lab (located at Texas A&M and run in partnership with Boeing) to test fence prototypes. The number of border agents doubled yet again and the length of border fencing quadrupled.”

This was in 2006, as Greg Grandin points out at TomDispatch, in his “timeline of border fortification.” That was just one step in our national journey toward utter border paranoia. We need drones and helicopters, blimps and surveillance balloons, not to mention razor wire, to protect ourselves from . . . poor, desperate people fleeing war and poverty on foot, often with their children? They are our enemy?

Who is more desperate, the refugees from the south or the rich guys to the north?

Only because of Donald Trump is this ongoing national paranoia now part of the flow of news. As Trump stomps for his Great Wall, shutting down the government until Congress (the Dems) approve its multi-billion-dollar funding, a tiny, malnourished question may have slipped past the Border Patrol agents.

What about an open border?

This question is the opposite of Trump’s wall and Bush’s Secure Fence Act. It’s the opposite of the Japanese internment camps FDR built during the Big Two, as the U.S. launched the process of creating “illegals” in imaginative new ways (and, as Grandin pointed out, the recycled posts and wire mesh from one of the internment camps were used to build an early border fence in California in 1945).

I realize the idea of open borders is a troubling one. Of course we need to protect our borders! But what does that mean exactly? Does armed paranoia — or for that matter, bureaucratic certainty, mixed with a little racism — equal protection? It certainly doesn’t if you’re one of the people targeted by the racism.

As Gary Younge, writing last fall in The Guardian, confessed: “. . . borders have always been a tense issue for me. With those in uniform struggling to match the colour of my face to the crest on my passport, how could it be otherwise? To be black and on the move in the West is to be an object of suspicion. The documents are supposed to speak for themselves; but somehow there was always more explaining to do. And these personal objections are intimately connected to a more sweeping philosophical and political opposition.

“Borders exist, by definition, to separate us from others.”

That is to say, borders are psychological as well as physical. How much sense does it make to throw razor wire around a psychological construct, or patrol it with drones? What sort of security are we actually getting for our investment?

According to a 2013 report from the Migration Policy Institute: “The U.S. government spends more on federal immigration enforcement than on all other principal federal criminal law enforcement agencies combined, and has allocated nearly $187 billion for immigration enforcement since 1986. In fiscal 2012, the federal government spent nearly $18 billion on immigration enforcement.”

Yet as far as I can tell, we’re less secure than ever. While borders, just as any lines of definition, have a purpose, I fear that purpose is trivialized, mocked and ultimately obliterated by their militarized overprotection, which comes at a cost that we pay and a cost that we do not pay.

“Since 1994, more than 7,500 migrants — most of whom are fleeing violence and poverty in their home countries — have died trying to cross over deadly terrain,” the American Friends Service Committee notes. “The construction of more walls will only worsen the existing human rights catastrophe. This catastrophe has been exacerbated by the failure of the U.S. to hold CBP and border agents accountable for thousands of documented cases of violence, including at least 50 killings since 20102 — among them U.S. citizens, minors, and Mexican nationals shot while still in Mexico.”

So I repeat: What about open borders?

They won’t come without problems, as critics of this column will be sure to point out. However, if we really moved that way as a nation — if we truly began believing that solutions to the difficulties that envelop Planet Earth begin with openness and compassionate connection — perhaps an unexpected benefit would be that we had embarked on a different sort of journey: one that kept asking us for more openness, more understanding, not more razor wire, rifles and drones.

Robert Koehler, syndicated by PeaceVoice, is a Chicago award-winning journalist and editor. His book, Courage Grows Strong at the Wound is available. Contact him at koehlercw@gmail.com or visit his website at commonwonders.com.

More Poetry 1/16/19

“Poetry Out Loud” has come to Sierra County.  This program  of the National Endowment for the Arts is sponsored in California by the California Arts Council, and in Sierra County by the Sierra County Arts Council.  It provides an opportunity for high school students to delve into the wonderful world of poetry, using the techniques of memorization and recitation.  This will be the first year that Sierra County has participated in the program, which is now in its 19th year both nationally and in California.

On Wednesday, January 23, at 5:30 PM, Sierra County high school students will compete to represent the county at the state-wide competition in Sacramento in March, and, possibly, to represent the state at the national competition in Washington, DC, in April and May.  At this time, only students from Downieville High School have signed up to compete.  However, the county-wide competition is still open to any high school student in Sierra County.  Students from other than Downieville High School who wish to compete need to contact the program coordinator, Paul Guffin (289-2751 or paul@guffin.net) no later than January 16.

The competition on January 23, which will be held in the Downieville School Performing Arts Room, is open to the public, and all are invited to come support the students who have decided to participate.  There will be two rounds of recitation, with each student reciting one poem in each round.  A panel of judges will score each recitation on physical presence, voice and articulation, dramatic appropriateness, evidence of understanding, accuracy of recitation, and overall performance.  Places two through six will each receive $100.  The winner will receive $250, plus travel, meals, and accommodations for the student and a chaperone to the state competition in Sacramento.

The national Poetry Out Loud website says this about the program:  “Poetry Out Loud encourages students to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation.  This program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about literary history and contemporary life.”

DeVita’s Last Barbarians 1/16/19

Dear Last Barbarians,

Bears do not have kings. When bears meet in the mountains, they might fight, or they might copulate, or they might move on, but that is all. One bear might tacitly be recognized as the most powerful in that moment, but that is all, and when they move on, the moment is over. Never will one bear say to the other: I can beat you, you are my slave now, you work for me.

Never will one bear attempt to persuade or draw investment from the other, they will never promise to meet on Tuesday to gang up on a third bear. One bear will not support another bear in a disagreement of bears.

But, apes will do those things. Apes will establish networks of support; they will attempt to persuade, and they will plan an attack. We are king of apes.

The bear is suited to its environment; it does not rely on contact with other bears, and so it does not seek to be admired by other bears.

Chimpanzees do somewhat rely on their place in the group for opportunities to food and protection and copulation, and so chimps want to be admired.

Human groups are larger than chimp groups, and even include imaginary people, and human well being is almost completely reliant on other humans, and so we form large, complex hierarchies, social pyramids with a few wealthy at the top and more and more people the farther down the social scale you go. That shape, the pyramid, forms naturally, it is part of the nature of social systems to encourage kings; it is in our nature, too.

Leaders are created when the system generates a surplus. We want to be admired by many; a surplus brings admiration.

Not all human groups have hierarchies. Not all human groups value things, surplus, over other values. But all human groups that value things have hierarchies. It is a nature of the social structure, it creates opportunities for some to profit from the labor and consumption of others.

Not all social systems are equal; in the world of bodies, some are strong, some are weak. As in any assemblage of bodies, some weak do well by specializing, presenting something to the group which no one else can or will. In general, though, when a strong and violent society confronts a society which specializes in simply caring for its people, the strong body takes slaves and kills the rest.

It is the monotonous lessons of history, too common to bother you with examples. Spin the globe, put your finger down and there is a history of pointless cruelty, hardship and always death. Yet, for all their wars, they drove population growth and created ever larger and more powerful civil bodies, incorporating more and more slaves.

Kings are bad for humankind. They are bad for the world.

Yet, you would be king bandit. Here is why:

You want to live, you want your children to live. To do that well, you need to have social status; if your status is high, you will have a buffer from want and hardship, because the body generates surplus from the labor of some, and from the Earth, and gives that surplus to those higher up the social ladder. Being admired by many will give you access to more of the surplus of those beneath you.

For example, in my day, I can go to a restaurant to eat my meal. I will order a nice meal, because I am reasonably far up the social ladder, but working in the restaurant will be people who can not afford to eat there, they are paid so little, it is beyond their means. The food the comes to the restaurant is like that, too, the people who work in the fields, who tend the stock, likewise would not be able to eat in this restaurant. Above me in the social ladder are people who eat in restaurants I couldn’t afford to eat in. If I could get a job there, because of my low status, I would not make enough money to eat there. The people above me live off me because they sell things to me: the owner of the restaurant I go to can afford to eat in a better quality restaurant than her own.

So, to live well and have your children live well you want to be admired by many, and so to collect the surplus from the labor of many, many.

This places you in the body in such a way as to cause you to attempt to creep higher and higher, because we judge ourselves, and our place in the body, relative to others like ourselves. This is just what people do, they often don’t mind that the bandit king steals from them every day, but if a neighbor gets something they don’t have, something they think the neighbor doesn’t deserve, they become angry.

It is called “relative deprivation” which means we judge the world by our peers, not our betters, but we want to be at the top of our peers.

Why do we do this, compare ourselves to others like ourselves, instead of becoming angry at those who are much better off? Because we interact most with those like ourselves, and so those are the people we most know and understand. And, because we have the status, the admiration, to question our peers, but not usually our betters. And, because they have more admiration than we do, and the body will protect them from us.

And so, we arrange ourselves in the body according to the admiration we have. By comparing ourselves to those like ourselves, and by insisting they follow the rules which protect your admiration, you solidify the body. To protect your place in the body, you protect the body. Anything you can do to improve your status among your peers, you will do.

Association with the group above your group, a kind of admiration, also increases your status among your group. For example, the wealthy of Britain had huge yards of lawn; the point was that they had so much land, they could afford to have some just sit and be green, instead of producing income. As a result, those who had more modest holdings also put in lawns, because they wanted to associate with the higher status people.

But, to become bandit king, you have to have more admiration, because people of equal admiration will challenge you, and try to take those beneath you away, for their own profit. It takes admiration to raise money for war, wars are often fought on speculation. Initially, in the early days of king bandits, soldiers often get paid in the booty they stole, and the higher ranking people got paid in gold and land and slaves. One bandit king would finance and army of another bandit king to thug a third bandit king, and then they shared the booty.

So, if you love things, and you appreciate the advantage of living off the surplus of others, you might be king. To become king you might have to kill another king, but that is OK, because they would have done it to you, if they could. But, it is your friends who helped you do this, and they helped you kill one king to get booty, but now that king is gone, and you have so much.

You will have to reward your friends often, and to do that, you will have to make war so you have the booty, and to make war, you will need friends, whom you will have to reward, by making war.

And so, people and the Earth suffer, but the system lives and thrives, and doesn’t care who is king, just so there is one.

Maybe king bandit you?

 

 

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FireHouse News 1/16/19

 “AT THE FIREHOUSE ” compiled by Vicky Tenney 

ALLEGHANY: January 7th Firefighters chained up the firetrucks. January 9th Mutual aid response to Pike City for an ill male  – cancelled. January 13th CPR Refresher class, in Pike City.
CALPINE: All’s quiet….no emergencies, no training, no meetings……
DOWNIEVILLE: January 7th Responded for an ill male who was transported to SNMH.  *Officers meeting.  * Responded for a blown transformer – cancelled. January 8th EMT Class. January 9th Responded for a report of transformer trouble – cancelled. ( Apparently NOT a robot in disguise….) * Fire Department meeting.  January 10th EMT Class. January 11th Responded for the fire alarm sounding at the Downieville school  – canceled.  January 13th Responded for an injured female who was air lifted to the Hospital in Reno.  * CPR Refresher in Pike City. * Responded to a home in Downieville  – cancelled.

LOYALTON: Sun 06 Jan 4:29P City of Loyalton Medical Party fell, possible broken wrist, assist ambulance Wed 09 Jan 9:00A County, South of Loyalton Medical Weak party fell needing help up, assist ambulance Wed 09 Jan 4:50P County, South of Loyalton Medical Weak party fell needing help up, assist ambulance Thu 10 Jan 3:40P County, South of Loyalton Medical Unresponsive party, cancelled prior to arrival Sat 12 Jan 8:30A City of Loyalton Event Take down Rotary Christmas tree and clean lot Sat 12 Jan 8:27P County, South of Loyalton Medical Stomach pain and short of breath, assist ambulance

PIKE CITY: January 9th Responded for an ill male who was transported by ALS ambulance to SNMH. January 13th CPR refresher class.
SATTLEY: All’s quiet….
SIERRA CITY: January 13th CPR Refresher in Pike City.
SIERRA COUNTY SEARCH-N-RESCUE: January 13th Training in Loyalton,  maintenance & review on snowmobiles  & side-by-side with tracks.
SIERRAVILLE: All’s quiet…..

Zorro & the Pomises 1/16/19

1/12/19 Look Will, you said there would be a hot dog… you said it was warm… you said I don’t need a jacket… you know you’ve said a lot of things and I think it’s time you ponied up… Jean has some requests too… so let’s get with the program…

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