CALIFORNIA FARMERS SKIP PLANTING, SELL WATER TO DESPERATE CITIES: “WE’RE AFRAID THEY’LL JUST TAKE IT”

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by MAC SLAVO | SHTFPLAN.COM | MARCH 20, 2015

The water crisis in California is reaching epic proportions.

And it’s going to cost everyone, big time.

After a sustained drought, NASA has reported that the state has less than one year of water reserves remaining, with no back up plan if things go wrong.

Now, there is so much demand for water in Southern Californian cities, that many farmers are opting to sell their water rights to urban dwellers – not just at a premium, but at an unbelievable and unprecedented rate.

CBS News profiled some rice farmers with historic rights to the Yuba River who are being offered so much for water, they have decided to forego planting their crops altogether and sell the new “cash crop” – liquid gold.

The going rate has jumped from the $50 per foot acre, which many farmers have been willing to pay, to an astounding $700 per foot acre.

Many fields will stay dry because farmers will be doing what was once considered unthinkable: selling their water to Southern California. He and his fellow growers have agreed to sell 20 percent of their allotment to Los Angeles’s Metropolitan Water District as it desperately searches to add to its dwindling supply. This new price means growers will earn a lot more money on the fields they don’t plant, making water itself the real cash crop in California.

Fourth generation rice farmer Charlie Matthews knows that the soft approach is the early one, and fears that cities will use any means at their disposal to steal or take his water if he isn’t cooperative. The crisis is that big:

“In the long term, if we don’t make it available we’re afraid they’ll just take it,” said Charlie Mathews, a fourth generation rice farmer with senior rights to Yuba River water.

That desperation will express itself in terms of draconian water rules for urbanites – who have already been reporting each other for using too much water on their lawns – and higher costs… much higher costs. According to these farmers, there is virtually no upper limit on what people will pay for water when they really need it.

Agriculture, it appears, will go elsewhere, with market demand for water in a crisis enough to trump just about everything. As SHTF has already reported, the drought could impact the food supply and create shortages or extreme prices.

According to Matthews, water will sell at any price:

“They have to pay whatever the last price, the highest price, people will pay,” Mathews said.

There is no short term plan for recovering from California’s water crisis, and the stakes will only get higher until a solution is found.

What If The Drought Causes California’s Food Supply to Collapse?

Published on Mar 18, 2015

Are you dependent on the grocery store? Are you prepared for the effects of water shortage and drought in California, breadbasket of America?

NASA experts claim California now holds less than 1 year in water reserves, while the drought and water usage have depleted fresh supplies at a drastic rate. This is a direct threat to biggest source agriculture production in the country, with some 80-90% of many key fruit and vegetable crops being raised in California…

If they are right, are you prepared to handle skyrocketing food prices or even shortages of foods you rely upon?

The severity of the drought is a wake up call to take a serious look at our dependency upon the grocery store for food. There is no better time to think about and start doing your own homestead, backyard and community gardens, small scale farms, coops, herd shares and other arrangements that can change the dynamic of how you eat – with the potential to drive local economies and transform your health. Without a vibrant community of healthy food production not reliant about the national and global distribution network, and without a healthy streak of self-sufficiency, we are doomed to making do with a collapsing and vulnerable system.

Mass agriculture has taken so many short cuts, that much of the food is not fit to eat; the issues are endless, but easily circumvent by growing your own and taking responsibility for what you eat.

Here’s looking at what’s on the end of your fork…

MICHELLE AND BARACK GO TO CALIFORNIA – ON SEPARATE PLANES (WHY NOT! IT’S NOT THEIR MONEY)*

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by CHARLIE SPIERING13 Mar 2015236

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama were both in California at the same time yesterday, but the pair took separate flights for two different television appearances.

Yesterday, President Obama traveled aboard Air Force One to California for a TV appearance with comedian Jimmy Kimmel. The First Lady, however, flew on a separate plane to California for a TV appearance with Ellen.

The popular daytime television host tweeted a selfie with Michelle Obama yesterday at about the same time that President Obama was filming himself reading mean tweets with Kimmel:

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The pre-taped Michelle Obama appearance with Ellen airs Monday. 

After the Kimmel show, President Obama attended a DNC fundraiser before leaving this morning for a separate trip to Phoenix, Arizona aboard Air Force One.

The First Lady flew back to Washington D.C. separately, while the president will fly back to Washington D.C. this afternoon.

When asked by reporters on Air Force One if the President and the First Lady saw each other yesterday, White House Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz replied, “I don’t believe so,” adding that he was “not even sure they overlapped.”

“I believe on this occasion the schedules were not in sync in order to travel together,” Shultz explained.

MAN ARRESTED TRYING TO ENTER NUCLEAR FACILITY

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A 24-year-old California man was arrested Friday evening after reportedly seeking entry to a Y-12 facility and then later at a security portal at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Published on Mar 11, 2015
A 24-year-old California man was arrested Friday evening after reportedly seeking entry to a Y-12 facility and then later at a security portal at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

According to a report released by the Oak Ridge Police Department, Rishi Chatterjee Malakar of Freemont, Calif. was detained by police for investigation and subsequently interviewed by special agents of the FBI and the Department of Energy’s Office of Inspector General. He was arrested on a charge of driving on a suspended license.

California High School Handout: All White People Are Racist

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By V. Saxena, February 26, 2015.
A handout given to students at the El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills, California, basically says that all white people are racist, reports Breitbart:

A parent of a high schooler sent me the following flyer that was handed out in one of her son’s classes at El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills, California.

I had no idea that it was acceptable in public high schools in California to promote the idea that an entire race of people are racist simply based on the color of their skin.

But there it is—in black and white (no pun intended).

The handout (pictured up top) reads as follows:

Why A White Space?

For many, it sounds contradictory: Isn’t it racist if just white people get together? Isn’t that segregation? The following are our reasons for meeting as a white anti-racist affinity group:

1. People of color shouldn’t always have to be the ones to educate white people about racism and oppression. We are taking responsibility for learning about our own white privilege and how to challenge it as white people.

2. In order to challenge racism and dismantle white supremacy, white people need to unlearn racism and discover the ways we enact white privilege. …

3. A commitment to anti-racist identity and practice as a white person can sometimes mean increased alienation and conflict in our lives, especially with other white friends and family who disagree with us. …

4. It’s a space for white people to figure out what it means to be anti-racist white person and challenge racism in all areas of our lives. …

5. It’s a place where white people can begin to build a new culture of white anti-racism, and learn the skills needed to transform the larger white community.

6. White affinity groups are a supplement to, not a replacement for, multi-racial dialogues and activism between white people and people of color. …

7. A white space serves as a resource to people of color who want to work with white people but don’t want to spend all their energy dealing with the racism of white people.

The absurd handout basically makes the case that all white people are racist and thus need to make up for this. The irony is that this belief in itself is extraordinarily racist.

Furthermore, when one of the parents emailed the assistant principal about this bullshit, she received a reply that basically dismissed the whole incident, on the basis that handout had been “inadvertently” passed out. Yeah, sorry, but this document was purposefully passed out.

Breitbart also reveals that its original publisher is the Alliance of White Anti-Racists Everywhere – Los Angeles (AWARE-LA), a hodgepodge of Marxist morons who are dedicated to indoctrinating children with bullshit.

And judging by this post on their Facebook page, they automatically assume that anyone who criticizes them is a white supremacist:

Screen Shot 2015-02-27 at 6.10.28 PMToday’s question, courtesy Breitbart: “Can you imagine if this document portrayed a stereotype of blacks, Hispanics or Asians instead of whites?”

DUE TO THE LARGE NUMBER OF JOBS MOVING FROM CALIFORNIA TO TEXAS,TEXAS HAS COMPILED “CALIFORNIAN TO TEXAN’ TRANSLATION GUIDE

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More on the California exodus to Texas from Forbes:
The point is that, while Californians understand their state is actively hostile to most businesses, many simply believe that’s a penalty companies, entrepreneurs, CEOs and employees are — and should be — willing to pay to live in the greatest place on earth.
So when California splendor proved not to be enough to keep Toyota happy in Southern California any more, after a 57-year stay, it rocked the state’s foundations as surely as any tremor along the San Andreas Fault.
Meanwhile, Texans are only too happy to bring umbrellas to watch it rain on California’s parade. Over the last half-century, California and Texas have traded more Americans than any other states — and almost all of them have moved from the coast to Texas. Since 1990, Los Angeles specifically has lost 3.1 percent of its employment base, more than Cleveland (0.2 percent) and Detroit (2.8 percent), according to new research by UCLA and cited by the Wall Street Journal.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry set a typically aggressive tone when crowing about Toyota’s decision on Monday. “It is the biggest win we’ve had in a decade,” he told the Journal. “Ten years of tax, regulatory, legal and educational policies have now put Texas at the top of the heap.”

Read more at http://www.youngcons.com/california-texas-translation-guide-best-thing-ive-ever-seen/#401SCYtIkmDFysCR.99