Don Polson The way I see it: Freedom ...

Don Polson The way I see it: Freedom challenged on this Presidents Day

There are 110 comments on the Red Bluff Daily News story from Feb 21, 2011, titled Don Polson The way I see it: Freedom challenged on this Presidents Day. In it, Red Bluff Daily News reports that:

Don Polson has called Red Bluff home since 1988, is a past president of the Tehama County Association of Realtors,licensed from 1994 to 2010.

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Mooving Experience

United States

#1 Feb 21, 2011
Why is it that Don and his ilk are opposed to sewer and water systems, smart meters, and universal health care? Could it be that they always put their selfish concerns above the public good. In all three cases it the uniformity of services makes them economically viable and practical to implement.

Sewer and water systems are just that - systems that only make sense if use universally . When communities decide to put them in everyone shares the costs and benefits. The same goes for health insurance, since it becomes affordable to all when those that are now in good health are pooled with those that are now in need of services. Everyone shares the burden and is afforded coverage.

Smartmeters are not required unless one wants to buy power from PG&E. The company have every right to dictate its terms of service and customers can decide whether or not to buy their product. Don't like - generate your own power - oh but my that might require you to do something sustainable - how un-American is that!

So why don't you just quit your incessant beachin and do something in the public interest - oh thats right - its a socialist plot of Obama to take away your right to be indignant and stupid - sorry about that - not!
Robert Red Bluff

United States

#2 Feb 21, 2011
As I scour the Polson column today I do not know if I should call it, The Angry Meat Eater or the Worried Whiner commentary. To begin with, we are a society and a community, if the sewage of the community is polluting the water source then everyone is required to help. Since when has it become vogue to stand on you hill and shout that one is not part of the community because they donít have a particular need. Iím glad Polson has a working septic system because he creates more than his share of flushable waste. That does not exempt him from doing what is good for the community he lives in. I donít travel many of the roads in the state but Iím not exempt from paying fuel taxes to maintain them. Please, does it get more selfish than this?
This smart meter thing is an attempt by a power company to reduce power production and thus reduce pollution. Air pollution from power generation is this countries number one source of air pollution. Anything that can be done to reduce air pollution must be done. Why should a power company run their generators full blast all the time if smart meters can determine that it is not necessary? If Polson and the other angry meat eaters of the valley donít like wireless technologies please live by example and give up you cell phones and other cordless devices.
Polson doesnít like it when PG&E doesnít take into account the objections of a few people and goes forward with a plan that most embrace as reasonable. Let him remember that when his Tea Party thugs do things like they are doing in Wisconsin. 100 years of struggle for people to have collective voice in their working conditions and pay is being flushed down the toilet by a (My way or the Highway) Tea Party Conservative. This (My way or the Highway) attitude is the theme song of the Tea Party, it was the theme song of GW Bush, and it is selfish in nature.
If Tea Party people want to stand on a hill and boast that they have no need and therefore donít need to participate I think we should oblige them. I think we should grant them refuge in Utah or Idaho and let them live their angry meat-eating, gun carrying, coal burning, anti-intellectual lives as they see fit. But, please, submission to regulations concerning flushable waste is mandatory by virtue of shear volume.

Since: Dec 10

United States

#3 Feb 21, 2011
I enjoy reading the author's take on smartmeters. I hope that the author would please extrapolate such reasoning to myriad other subjects (regardless of how I disagree or agree with smartmeters themselves).

I've got a boat here, Don, and it's stocked with single malt, cabernet, game, meats and delicious California cheeses...hop on, we'll have a peach of a time spouting opinions and upsetting almost everybody.

However, I don't agree with your association of "Obamacare" with Nazis via your Germanesque statement - that's what you're doing, however, please stop - it's not even close, as are folks being shipped to the "gas" showers under a universal health plan? You cannot make such unequivocal Nazi allusions to oppose a universal health care option and maintain legitimacy.

As for the sewer system issue in Antelope, that's a local issue that should be resolved by the locals and I know nothing of it - in other words, I wasted "x" amount of time writing this sentence.

Cheers, Don. The recent snows should have you salivating.
ConcernedinCA

AOL

#4 Feb 21, 2011
Absolutely, positively, smart meters can make you sick. I know, mine is. Visit www.smartmeterdangers.org to learn how and what to do. Watch and listen to the multimedia presentations to find out how others are being impacted. Smart meters are a devious and dumb idea. The gov't isn't protecting us at all from the health impacts. Bottomline is we must educated ourselves on this topic and act quickly to insist that they not be deployed in our communities. If they have already been, take action to insist they be removed. Not to act is to be irradiated with dangerous emissions at high levels - much higher than you are being told about by the utilities.

“Han, mah bukee, keel-ee caleya”

Since: Feb 11

Dairyville

#5 Feb 22, 2011
Don, how can you be against smart meters??? They aren't from the government, they are from good ol' free market (ha ha) PG&E. You rail all day about privatization, but here is what happens when monopoly and plutocracy come to town. Don't want to be included in their market research? Might be possible if it was a government entity, but when a powerful monopoly private corporation who has enough funds to buy all the key votes is at the wheel, freedoms go by the wayside. You get what you pay for. When what's best for 'the bottom line' isn't best for Don Polson, then we see your real colors. Welcome to the realization that 'screww the rabble' includes you too.
Mooving Experience

United States

#6 Feb 22, 2011
ConcernedinCA wrote:
Absolutely, positively, smart meters can make you sick. I know, mine is. Visit www.smartmeterdangers.org to learn how and what to do. Watch and listen to the multimedia presentations to find out how others are being impacted. Smart meters are a devious and dumb idea. The gov't isn't protecting us at all from the health impacts. Bottomline is we must educated ourselves on this topic and act quickly to insist that they not be deployed in our communities. If they have already been, take action to insist they be removed. Not to act is to be irradiated with dangerous emissions at high levels - much higher than you are being told about by the utilities.
First of all the Sage report includes no empirical measurement of actual exposures and highlights significant uncertainties in their model derived exposure estimates. Actual measured exposures are far less than that of cell phones in common use and many microwave ovens. While exposure to radiation at any level can be damaging, that levels from individual smart meters are in the noise.
RobertWilliams

United States

#7 Feb 22, 2011
1. INSURANCE COMPANIES WON'T INSURE THE HEALTH PROBLEMS FROM WIRELESS Smart Meters

And Insurance companies don't sacrifice insurance premiums ($$$) for nothing.

TV NEWS VIDEO - Insurance Companies Won't Insure Wireless Device Health Risks (3 minutes, 13 seconds)
http://eon3emfblog.net/...

2. WIRELESS SMART METERS TRANSMIT RADIATION APPROXIMATELY 25,000 TIMES PER DAY, 24/7, not 45 seconds per day as claimed by California's PG&E utility company.

VIDEO - Radiation Measured From Smart Meter Mounted On A Home (6 minutes, 21 seconds)


3. UTILITY BILLS HAVE SKYROCKETED AFTER WIRELESS SMART METER INSTALLATION

See Senator Florez in hearing with people whose bills have gone up and PG&E Corporate representatives.

TV NEWS VIDEO - Skyrocketing Utility Bills after smart meter installation (3 minutes, 19 seconds)
http://www.bakersfieldnow.com/news/63581287.h...
ConcernedinCA

AOL

#8 Feb 22, 2011
I am sick from my smart meter and MANY others are, too (millions). Visit smart meter dangers to find out why. Industry bloggers not believed. The Sage Report tells it like it is, as do the thousands of scientists (non-industry) worldwide who have shown very unpleasant biological effects at 1/1000th of the FCC limits for rf radiation. www.smartmeterdangers.org
pointing out nonsense

United States

#9 Feb 22, 2011
PG&E=gov't monopoly (where's your alternative power supplier?). It's amazing how liberal/progressives chafe at the idea that corporations run their lives, which they don't any time there is an alternative product or service, but think it's perfectly fine to be forced to have to take whatever PG&E dishes out with no other option.

BTW, the only thugs in Wisconsin are the unions and teachers who want to force others to pay for their benefits. Tea party folks could only show up after they honorably finished their obligations at work, not running away like scared little kids (dem legislators) or having massive fake sickouts, like the teachers. Boy, that's really teaching isn't it? Go whining to the state house to intimidate the Governor and Republicans. We have representative democracy, no mob rule. Stand firm, Gov. Walker.
sanity

Redding, CA

#10 Feb 22, 2011
I agree with the issue of wireless and smart meters.

I disagree about septic tanks. I feel the whole septic issue is outdated and destroying our groundwater. There are a lot of areas where the septic seeps into water tables, going downstream from the location, undetected. Everything that goes into the toilet, medications, cleaners, etc, ends up seeping into groundwater.

I also don't agree with sewer systems for one reason. People should be aware of what they put down the drain.

If we could trust people to take proper care of their own waste, I would vote for individual responsibility, but since most people are unaware of the amount of work to properly process their excrement, we, as a society, need sewer systems.

Excrement care, what a liberal idea.
Robert Red Bluff

Vina, CA

#11 Feb 22, 2011
pointing out nonsense wrote:
PG&E=gov't monopoly (where's your alternative power supplier?). It's amazing how liberal/progressives chafe at the idea that corporations run their lives, which they don't any time there is an alternative product or service, but think it's perfectly fine to be forced to have to take whatever PG&E dishes out with no other option.
BTW, the only thugs in Wisconsin are the unions and teachers who want to force others to pay for their benefits. Tea party folks could only show up after they honorably finished their obligations at work, not running away like scared little kids (dem legislators) or having massive fake sickouts, like the teachers. Boy, that's really teaching isn't it? Go whining to the state house to intimidate the Governor and Republicans. We have representative democracy, no mob rule. Stand firm, Gov. Walker.
How can someone who calls themselves (pointing out nonsense) actually be Tea Party supporter? The union members agree to the cuts the governor wants, but they want the language removed that destroys their union. So who is point out the nonsense now? Your Tea Party and those that support it are biggest blight on our society this nation as ever seen. My only hope is that their nonsense will continue to divide the Republican party and assure Obama'a reelection.
Orv

Santa Cruz, CA

#12 Feb 22, 2011
You did it Mr. Polson, you finally came up with something I can halfway agree with you on. Smart meters should be more thoroughly investigated.

“Han, mah bukee, keel-ee caleya”

Since: Feb 11

Dairyville

#13 Feb 22, 2011
pointing out nonsense wrote:
PG&E=gov't monopoly (where's your alternative power supplier?). It's amazing how liberal/progressives chafe at the idea that corporations run their lives, which they don't any time there is an alternative product or service, but think it's perfectly fine to be forced to have to take whatever PG&E dishes out with no other option.
BTW, the only thugs in Wisconsin are the unions and teachers who want to force others to pay for their benefits. Tea party folks could only show up after they honorably finished their obligations at work, not running away like scared little kids (dem legislators) or having massive fake sickouts, like the teachers. Boy, that's really teaching isn't it? Go whining to the state house to intimidate the Governor and Republicans. We have representative democracy, no mob rule. Stand firm, Gov. Walker.
PG&E does not equal government monopoly. PG&E = PRIVATE ENTERPRISE MONOPOLY!!!! No competition does not make it a government establishment. Eliminating competition and creating false scarcity to drive up prices is what the free market is all about. If you don't like PG&E (which I never said I liked) get ready for more of it because it is what every corporation wants. No competition! the end game of the 'invisible hand'. It amazes me how 'conservatives' will abandon their core values because faux news said to. Yes, some people think that having a voice is more important than money. But 'conservatives' say 'give me liberty, or give me a tv dinner and 14 straight hours of propaganda and we'll call it even'.
Mooving Experience

United States

#14 Feb 22, 2011
pointing out nonsense wrote:
PG&E=gov't monopoly (where's your alternative power supplier?). It's amazing how liberal/progressives chafe at the idea that corporations run their lives, which they don't any time there is an alternative product or service, but think it's perfectly fine to be forced to have to take whatever PG&E dishes out with no other option.
BTW, the only thugs in Wisconsin are the unions and teachers who want to force others to pay for their benefits. Tea party folks could only show up after they honorably finished their obligations at work, not running away like scared little kids (dem legislators) or having massive fake sickouts, like the teachers. Boy, that's really teaching isn't it? Go whining to the state house to intimidate the Governor and Republicans. We have representative democracy, no mob rule. Stand firm, Gov. Walker.
Speaking of nonsense it seems it is conservative Teatards that see corporate conspiriacies and government malfeasance as the root of all evil these days. The good people of Wisconsin are expressing their profound disrespect for governance that tries to deny them the right to collectively bargain to ensure safe, effective, and equitable workplace practices. This is representative democracy at its finest and the only way the middle class can sustain itself in the face of corporate greed and fiscal malfeasance.
Mooving Experience

United States

#15 Feb 22, 2011
Orv wrote:
You did it Mr. Polson, you finally came up with something I can halfway agree with you on. Smart meters should be more thoroughly investigated.
Orv you are buying into fringe "science" and fear mongering in the face of vast experience and knowledge of the effects of EMF on humans. We don't see power plant operators, cell phone tower technicians, and utility linemen coming down with unexplained diseases and brain damage eventhough their exposures to EMF vastly exceed anything a low-power smart meter transmitter emanates. The simple fact is that if you live in close proximity to high tension power lines, travel by air, or use cell phones with any regularity that your EMF exposures from smart meters is in the noise. While I can't claim that any exposure to radiation is good, it is a fact that your exposure to real risks by having a meter reader drive to your home each month far exceed the potential risks of low-level EMF.
Pat Johnston

Stockton, CA

#16 Feb 22, 2011
pointing out nonsense wrote:
PG&E=gov't monopoly (where's your alternative power supplier?). It's amazing how liberal/progressives chafe at the idea that corporations run their lives, which they don't any time there is an alternative product or service, but think it's perfectly fine to be forced to have to take whatever PG&E dishes out with no other option.
BTW, the only thugs in Wisconsin are the unions and teachers who want to force others to pay for their benefits. Tea party folks could only show up after they honorably finished their obligations at work, not running away like scared little kids (dem legislators) or having massive fake sickouts, like the teachers. Boy, that's really teaching isn't it? Go whining to the state house to intimidate the Governor and Republicans. We have representative democracy, no mob rule. Stand firm, Gov. Walker.
Judging by the crowds and the spokespeople of both sides. I'd rather be on the educated, cleancut, well-spoken crowd, than the backwards looking hillbillies hurling incoherent tea partisms and bigoted remarks at people, who were smart enough to get government job. Most teatards look and speak like they couldn't or wouldn't be able to hold down a real job slams people who do.

Remember, when all the mills around here were union, paid high wages with excellent wages and benefits. Those jobs were sent overseas, sent by Polson's Republican rich corporations, who took big bonuses and ran with the money. Then, both Bush and Obama were stupid enough to bail them out, instead of bailing the middle class out. Now, the greedy Republicans and their braindead followers want to wipe out whats left of the middle class. Real American. Real stupid.

I think its funny Polson has to pony up money for the water and sewer. Had he not supported the good ole' boys on planning issues by former Planning Director George Robson and supported self-serving business men like Chamber/Rebound TEDC's supposed mouth piece Bill Moule, there wouldn't be any need to pony up so much money.

Robson,who Moule protected during the recall, the county and the city have known the building they were allowing in Antelope was illegal, since 1972. Former City Manager Susan Price was the only one to ever try to reduce the cost to the taxpayer, until Moule took a hatchet to her job, because she wanted to raise developer fees to pay for infrastructure.

Now, Moule wants another free ride off of taxpayers backs. No development fees for a year?! That's crazy! What about no business licenses for a year? No downtown association fees for a year? How about no sales tax for our retailers? How about paying for traffic costs at the fairgrounds?

How about no more special treatment for Moule and his self-serving associations? As long as people at the city are facing layoffs, wage and benefits cuts and our roads get fixed, forget a freebie for Moule and his developer buddies.

How about asking Congressman WahWah Herger, Senator Doug LaMafia and Embezzlyman Jim Nielson to fix Antelope's sewer, since we didn't get any jobs from them stealing our lake.

Why should any service groups sit in on the hiring of the Red Bluff's Public Work's Director, who made Moule King of the city/county. Hiring is best done without greedy businessman making decisions for our city. That is what we elect the council to do. I don't remember Moule ever running for office, but he expects the county and city to bow to his word and desire...and unfortunately, they always do. Pretty sick our elected officials have followed him blindly for the last 20 years and that is why things in Tehama County are such a mess!
Sheepdog

Chico, CA

#18 Feb 22, 2011
The U.S. dollar will be gone by the end of 2012,stock up on food right now while you can. Oil is going to go up to 200.00 a barrel,we are purposely going to collapse the middle east and start drilling here in the USA,but oil will still be 200.00 a barrel.The dollar WILL be gone and they are going to usher in a global currency. Stock up on food,this is not a joke!,this is WHATS going to happen.

for more in go to www.infowars.com
Chris

Apopka, FL

#19 Feb 22, 2011
To have the best chance at Passing the New 2011 EPA Drain Field and Nitrate Level Inspections; which are happening across the Country with little as 2 weeks notice; Use the All-Natural www.MillerPlante.net "Septic-Helper 2000" and the Phosphate and Nitrate Free "Enza Washer Balls". The Septic System Treatment has the natural bacteria and enzymes that liquefy the waste in the tank AND out in the drain field.

No matter where you live, UN Agenda 21 Ch. 18 - Sustainable Development, the Clean Water Act via Presidential Directives under Clinton, Bush and Obama and New 2011 EPA mandates say that even a wet spot in your drain field or elevated Nitrate levels could require replacement of your entire system for $10,000 to $30,000 or move out of your home or business.

UN Agenda 21 - http://www.un.org/esa/dsd/agenda21/res_agenda...
Clean Water Act - http://www.epa.gov/history/topics/cwa/03.htm
EPA TMDL (Nitrate Limits)- http://www.epa.gov/chesapeakebaytmdl/
EPA Mandated Inspections - http://www.marex.uga.edu/advisory/cssmip.html
Maryland to Ban Septic Systems - http://mlis.state.md.us/2011rs/billfile/HB110...
Don Polson

Anderson, CA

#20 Feb 22, 2011
Orv wrote:
You did it Mr. Polson, you finally came up with something I can halfway agree with you on. Smart meters should be more thoroughly investigated.
You just never know how issues will shake out. As they say, even a broken clock is right twice a day. We can be sure each will probably think the other is the "broken clock" (tongue in cheek)
Don Polson

Anderson, CA

#21 Feb 22, 2011
Cell Phones Increase Brain Activity, Stir Fears
Amid New Evidence, Cell Phone Cancer Debate Persists from ABC News

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Wellness/cell-ph...

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