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Petition to Donald Trump, Jerry Brown

Sewage leaks; Mexico is financially responsible. Stop the funding of a Campground in TRV.

Tijuana River Valley for the last 6 decades have continuously fallen victim to the Sewage from the Mexican Sewage collection and treatment facilities. The "leaks" have caused continuous heath risks to beach-goers, valley residents are flooded due to the excessive trash and debris which flows downriver from Tijuana. Over the decades the U.S, has funded repairs and construction requesting Mexico to fund a certain portion. The historical trend of Mexico's economy is the value of the Peso declines as the U.S requests financial support. Mexico also is not communicating with the IBWC regarding any leaks into the Tijuana River. The Sewage is to be pumped off shore away from the beaches. As a resident the odor is repulsive, nauseating, headache inducing, some children have been sick as a result of the sewage leaks.  We must hold Mexico accountable. We demand an apology from the Baja California Govenor Francisco Vega de Lamadrid.  To read more about the sewage leaks and the history and impacts.  https://www.google.com/amp/www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/border-baja-california/sd-me-border-sewage-20170310-story,amp.html***UPDATE November 11th, 2017***SB507 was introduced and lobbied a lot this summer. The Assemblyman T. Gloria even posted a video/commercial asking for constituents to support SB507. We were never advised of a campground which would be added into the writing AFTER the loobing was complete. We were all misinformed and misled. We now demand not only Mexico be held responsible for the spills, but County Supervisor Cox who wishes to have a 1,800 acre Campground in the Tijuana River Valley needs to reassess his dreams. We need to ensure all contaminated soil is free of any contaminates, the waste and tires need to be removed, before a campground can be built. Let's ask Supervisor Cox and other elected officials to demand the money be reallocated to help CLEANING UP, Building or Maintaining Infrastructures, Building retention ponds in case there is a spill. SB507 initially read in February 2017 - "This bill would instead authorize the money granted to the County of San Diego to be available for the development, rehabilitation, protection, and restoration, including studies, of natural lands in the Tijuana River Valley."SB507 now reads "This bill would instead authorize the money granted to the County of San Diego to be available for the development, improvement, rehabilitation, protection, and restoration of natural and park lands in the Tijuana River Valley, for specified studies of the land, as provided, and for the development of a campground, as provided. By changing the purposes of an existing appropriation, this bill would create an appropriation.We believe we were misled on how SB507 funds was going to be distributed to fund the restoration of natural lands in the Tijuana River Valley. We are now angry residents who demand this funding be changed to support the iniital reading of the Bill. Here is the time line of SB507.February 16, 2017 - Introduced by Ben Hueso AMENDED IN SENATE MAY 16, 2017AMENDED IN SENATE MAY 22, 2017AMENDED IN SENATE JUNE 19, 2017Assemblyman Todd Gloria's Commerical - August 22nd 2017AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY AUGUST 22, 2017 - this is where the campground is Added INTO the Bill. PASSED IN ASSEMBLY SEPTEMBER 07, 2017PASSED IN SENATE SEPTEMBER 14, 2017ENROLLED SEPTEMBER 19, 2017Approved by Governor October 06, 2017. Filed with Secretary of State October 06, 2017.We have since formed a group sharing our "Citizens Rage" you can find it (and join) at https://www.facebook.com/groups/CitizensAgainstSewage/or on twitter @CASewage. Thank you for taking the time to read and sign our petition.R/Citizens Against SewageFounder and all Members

Ginger Sacco
1,160 supporters
Started 4 weeks ago

Petition to Elizabeth Warren, Mike Crapo, Sherrod Brown, Jack Reed, Robert Menendez, Jon Tester, Mark Warner, Heidi Heitkamp, Joe Donnelly, Chris Van Hollen, Brian Schatz, Catherine Cortez Masto, Richard Shelby, Bob Corker, Dean Heller, Tim Scott, Ben S, Tom Cotton, Mike Rounds, David Perdue, Thom Tillis, John Kennedy, Rand Paul

Bullion Banking Law - Requires USA Banks To Accept Gold and Silver Deposits and Transfers

US Mint Bullion Banking Law BullionBankingLaw.com Upon acquiring enough signatures it is proposed that the following become law as per the intentions of The Constitution of the United States. All banks doing business within the USA must accept and insure gold and silver deposits to their fullest value and must allow for the uninhibited transfer of holdings within the banking system within the United States of America, its territories and boundaries. These accounts shall be denoted as Bullion accounts and shall not be limited to a persons or entities citizenship. Banks must show holdings in bullion type, weight, Mint and coins current public market value in USA Federal Reserve Notes based on Mint Type, Bullion Weight, and value shall never be less than that of the weight of the bullion per current rates of gold and silver in USA Federal Reserve Notes and a fee of no more then 1% can be levied per transaction. The Federal Reserve must insure these deposits, allow for conversion via instant acquisition, and fees for such insurance must be collected via a transaction fee system only not to exceed 1% per transaction. Any acquisition of bullion via conversion to USA Federal Reserve Notes must be reallocated for public purchase through banks at current market value in USA Federal Reserve Notes. Transaction fees shall be limited to deposits, withdraws, conversions, and transfers. Transfer fees can be paid in USA Federal Reserve Notes and or Bullion not limited to one or the other OVERVIEW This is a starting point to further the stability of our nation's economy and prosperity of its people. The founding fathers of this country recognized the inflationary dangers of a paper currency that had nothing backing it. So when they wrote the constitution they declared that, “The Congress shall have the Power To To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures;”(1) This task of creating the nation's money was enacted with the creation of, “the Coinage Act or the Mint Act, passed by the United States Congress on April 2, 1792, created the United States dollar as the country's standard unit of money, established the United States Mint, and regulated the coinage of the United States. The long title of the legislation is An act establishing a mint, and regulating the Coins of the United States. This act established the silver dollar as the unit of money in the United States, declared it to be lawful tender, and created a decimal system for U.S. currency.” (2) Furthermore Article 1 Section 10 of the constitution states, “No State shall ...make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts...” (3) Therefore banks must allow deposits of gold and silver US Mint coin and those deposits of bullion must be held in an account that denotes their current market value of bullion weight not of face value since that is no longer an indicator of value since, “After the Second World War, a system similar to a gold standard and sometimes described as a "gold exchange standard" was established by the Bretton Woods Agreements. Under this system, many countries fixed their exchange rates relative to the U.S. dollar and central banks could exchange dollar holdings into gold at the official exchange rate of $35 per ounce; this option was not available to firms or individuals. All currencies pegged to the dollar thereby had a fixed value in terms of gold. Starting in the 1959–1969 administration of President Charles de Gaulle and continuing until 1970, France reduced its dollar reserves, exchanging them for gold at the official exchange rate, reducing US economic influence. This, along with the fiscal strain of federal expenditures for the Vietnam War and persistent balance of payments deficits, led U.S. President Richard Nixon to end international convertibility of the U.S. dollar to gold on August 15, 1971 (the "Nixon Shock").” (4) INFLATION Vs DEFLATION Inflation Currently the Federal Reserve Notes may be created in two ways by the US treasury issuing bonds or Banks Loaning money that didn’t exist before. Both ways create US debt and create more money chasing after goods and services thereby creating inflation. Deflation A true storage of value. Gold and Silver have a fixed supply and reserve and takes money and time to mine thereby creating real value. As more and more people choose to hold gold and silver the value will go up and it will take less and less to buy things. As the USA takes in the wealth of the world by accepting gold and silver deposits into the USA banks the nation's financial security and prosperity will be enhanced. TAXES Taxes or No Taxes Taxes are required on income derived from acquiring Federal Reserve Notes. No tax is levied on the exchange of gold and silver until the conversion of gold and silver into Federal Reserve Notes since it fluctuates as a commodity. However a face value does exist on gold and silver US Mint coins and the US Mint has the legal authority to set the denomination of the USA Coinage money supply. This would lead one to believe that you would pay taxes on the face value of said US Mint Bullion coinage however this has not been explored in much detail therefore it is hard to say how this would work itself out as I am not an accountant. CONCLUSION It is time for us all to recognize that for the financial stability and security of our nation that we must start allowing for the use of gold and silver and storage within our nation's banking system. As our national debt increases and deficit spending continues we know the inflation of our money supply will only continue in an unprecedented exponential manner leading us to further economic instability, suffering, and inequality. As other nations strengthen their use of gold and silver within their banking system we must not be left behind to find ourselves in a dangerous position one day where the world does not recognize the US Dollar as having value. We must work together with the banking organizations to create a win win situation whereby the financial integrity of our nation increases and the banks are allowed to prosper through the facilitation of storage, exchange, and transfer of gold and silver between account holders and banking institutions within the USA. Join with me in creating this most valuable and historically precedented law that our founding fathers knew to be of essential importance in creating a fiscally sound nation. Author of Petition Adam Holms was born Sep 7 1975 to a poor family that lived on welfare during the early days. Through the hard work of his parents they rose up to middle class status by achieving educational and career goals. Adam’s aspirations started young by pursuing scouting at age 7 years of age and exceeding all the way to Eagle Scout as well as Brotherhood of the Order of the Arrow. By learning transcendental meditation at age 5 he gained an inner and outer awareness that comes from silencing the mind and has been practicing ever since. Later Adam graduated from Antioch University with a Bachelor's degree in Business and went on to sell a patented product at major retailers and work on Internet businesses. He is a husband and a father of two young children one with special needs. After learning about the current monetary system in the USA he is now seeking to reform it in a way to secure long term financial stability for both the average citizen and our nations great financial institutions that ensure our economic stability and growth. REFERENCES (1) Article 1 Section 8 The Congress shall have Power To To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures; The Constitution of THE United States September 17, 1787 http://constitutionus.com/ (2) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coinage_Act_of_1792 Coinage Act of 1792 The Coinage Act or the Mint Act, passed by the United States Congress on April 2, 1792, created the United States dollar as the country's standard unit of money, established the United States Mint, and regulated the coinage of the United States. The long title of the legislation is An act establishing a mint, and regulating the Coins of the United States. This act established the silver dollar as the unit of money in the United States, declared it to be lawful tender, and created a decimal system for U.S. currency. (3) Article 1 Section 10 1: No State shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or Confederation; grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal; coin Money; emit Bills of Credit; make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts; pass any Bill of Attainder, ex post facto Law, or Law impairing the Obligation of Contracts, or grant any Title of Nobility. The Constitution of THE United States September 17, 1787 http://constitutionus.com/ (4) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_standard 11-12-2017  

Adam Holms
16 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Donald Trump

Not One Penny in Tax Cuts for Millionaires, Billionaires, and Wealthy Corporations

My name is Nick Hanauer and I’m filthy rich. I’m not a 1%’er.  I’m a 0.001%’er. If you read the business section of the paper, you’ve probably seen my name: I was one of the first investors in Amazon.com. I’ve sold other companies for billions of dollars, and now my friends and I own a bank. I’m a proud and unapologetic capitalist. So you might be surprised to learn that I’m starting a petition to say that it would be criminally stupid for Congress to give rich guys like me another tax cut.  In fact, I believe that not one penny in tax cuts should go to millionaires, billionaires and wealthy corporations. Everyone knows that the biggest lie in economics is that tax cuts for the rich create growth and jobs. When Republicans talk about tax reform, they’re really talking about trickle down nonsense. The truth is, taxes on the rich don’t need to be “reformed”—they need to be raised, because it’s investments in the middle class that make our economy grow.   Our democracy and our economy are being ripped apart by growing inequality. Tax cuts for the rich masquerading as reform will only make it worse. I need you to help me fight for a tax code that puts working families back at the center of the economy. Another round of tax breaks for people like me will undermine our commitment to what really makes our country stronger—Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, public education, investments in infrastructure and R&D, and more—and make it impossible for the middle class to fulfill their function as the true job creators.  Join me and pledge to oppose any effort to cut taxes for the wealthy and well-connected. Not one penny in tax cuts should go to millionaires, billionaires and wealthy corporations. Add your name if you agree.

Nick Hanauer
77,988 supporters