Wednesday, April 23, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Quarry dishonesty

EDITOR:

In reading the article concerning Mr. Findleton’s attempt to re-open the Snows Quarry, I realized the dishonesty of Mr. Findleton to be most glaring.

In the article, he accused the officer from Air Quality Management District of threatening his operation if he wouldn’t cooperate with their requirements. In a sense, he called her a liar. Yet, his own lie was revealed in the accompanying photo of him.

He states, concerning diesel emissions permits, that his operation only uses electricity. But in the photo, Mr. Findleton is standing in front of a diesel-powered excavator. Besides, he would need a power plant, diesel powered, to operate any heavy equipment on electricity capable of operating a quarry.

His credibility about the AQMD is worthless in his gripes about wanting to operate his quarry. Look over your shoulder, sir, before you complain. You are your own worst enemy. Give up.

KEVIN MCNAUGHTON
Pilot Hill

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Discussion | 17 comments

  • Rob FindletonApril 17, 2013 - 7:43 am

    Liar? Strong words based in ignorance. First of all, you should know the facts, before you spew. Air Quality Management District’s demands for fees was for the processing plant, which is powered by PG&E (no generator), and supplied by 800gpm water from storage ponds on the property (recycled). Unlike you, I did not call anyone a liar. I stated the true facts and can prove them with written documentation from AQMD and witnesses. I suspect that you are one of those confused individuals who thinks they are protecting the planet, yet believes that importing rock from faraway places like British Columbia by barge, loading it on trucks and hauling it here is more environmentally sensitive than producing and buying locally. Is there no end to the hypocrisy? To find dishonesty, look in your mirror.

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  • francescaduchamp@att.netApril 17, 2013 - 8:13 am

    Rob...I have found that many write to upset people--I know posts and articles have been made about me. The last letter by Ms. Green was a total lie on her part--she did not do her homework. People are refusing to read the facts. Some people want this New Economy so they support these people blindly. You have been to our meetings--less than 1% come--and most are CEDAPP members or friends of the group. I say keep posting (here) to remind them--that you stand by your words. It is your property--and what people are not seeing is that this New Economy takes the rights away from property owners. Hopefully they will not wait until our whole state goes broke.

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  • EvelynApril 17, 2013 - 8:15 am

    HERE is the original article, complete with photo.

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  • CherylApril 17, 2013 - 8:17 am

    Obviously the letter writer totally missed the point. I suggest he re-read the article. It's the never ending fees & restrictions.

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  • EvelynApril 17, 2013 - 8:20 am

    Mr. Findleton, thank you for responding to Mr. McNaughton. His letter made me wonder about electric-powered excavators. HERE are photos of same. It seems they're all have the descriptor "mini". Would they even do the required job? (BTW: Your response makes complete sense to me.)

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  • francescaduchamp@att.netApril 17, 2013 - 8:25 am

    Agenda 21, UN's Sustainability Measure Banned By New Hampshire House, Weighed By Senate"The New Hampshire legislative measure would prevent local and county governments, as well as the state government, from joining the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives, an international sustainability group trying to promote Agenda 21. Several New Hampshire communities, including the city of Portsmouth, are members of the group. Cartwright said her research shows that the international organization is trying to take away property rights through its agenda, which promotes land use planning, bike paths and parks. "They are very slowly implementing rules and regulations that have not reached a high level yet," Cartwright told HuffPost. "They are implementing it through zoning, planning and regional planning things that impact our property rights." http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/17/un-agenda-21-new-hampshire-ban_n_1524285.html

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  • francescaduchamp@att.netApril 17, 2013 - 8:32 am

    http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/dsd_aofw_ni/ni_pdfs/NationalReports/ghana/Mining.pdf Although from Ghana--it is a UN report...uses words from the 21st century agenda report. Places around the world have already been using the "plan"--one can learn a lot from reading outside of El Dorado. READ

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  • francescaduchamp@att.netApril 17, 2013 - 8:39 am

    I have shown Tea Party against the Agenda...Republicans against the agenda...and here is a democrat site...http://www.democratsagainstunagenda21.com/who-funds-un-agenda-21.html IT IS NOT A PARTY THING-IT IS A PRIVATE-PUBLIC THING...read

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  • francescaduchamp@att.netApril 17, 2013 - 9:28 am

    I would like people to know(since only a few are being told) that on May 23 -From Pony Express to Internet - Broadband Consortium - SPORTSMAN’S HALL--now...why it is not being held at our community center is a mystery (although) I know some want a civic center) This meeting has been in the planning for awhile. I have put their link out before http://goldcountryconsortium.wordpress.com/ SEDCorp was awarded a one-year, $150,000 grant to launch public-private partnership aimed at increasing digital access and use in Nevada, Placer, El Dorado, Sierra and eastern Alpine counties. The sportsmans hall is located in Pollock pines...Im sorry if you were not invited--either was I. All economic development groups know. This is like the Park meeting where nine people showed up (because some of us didnt know) and help create a whole master plan.

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  • francescaduchamp@att.netApril 17, 2013 - 9:44 am

    State owes counties $22 million in taxes, refuses to pay...http://www.inedc.com/1-4332 The state claims no money--how can counties give away money to these New Economy economic groups--WHEN THERE IS NO MONEY? BOS? 350,000 was just given to CEDAC 100,000 of it to build a web site--which the young people in high school could do as a project. Im not getting it--seed money was given...read. Other cities are going broke--sates are going broke--people cant work their own places. Wake up--California is in trouble.

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  • francescaduchamp@att.netApril 17, 2013 - 10:23 am

    City of South Lake Tahoe Sustainability Plan http://www.cityofslt.us/DocumentCenter/Home/View/1298

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  • francescaduchamp@att.netApril 17, 2013 - 10:25 am

    http://www.icleiusa.org/library/documents/STAR_Sustainability_Goals.pdf read-compare this is off the iclei site

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  • francescaduchamp@att.netApril 17, 2013 - 11:03 am

    A skpye friend turned me on to this story--people are fighting to fly their flag in England...he said they have been told not to--because it makes them look racist--with so many immigrants coming into their space...http://www.thescarboroughnews.co.uk/news/local/banned-from-flying-the-flag-for-england-1-4664903 Will we be giving up our falg at events as well...I have no problem with people coming here--I have family that came here--but I honor my flag. ummmmmmmmmmmmmm interesting--will have to look further. Read outside of the United States...agenda 21 is here--and it is changing the planet...how far Americans want it to go--is still to be seen (but fying ones own flag? to me--that is asking too much at this time of one world transition...some things just dont work for me) Many people have blogged that our flag is no longer saluted in some schools across the United States--as far as I know here in El dorado County it still is. The "visioning s" talk about identity...I am an American under the Constitution of the United States of America--and I hold the elected people of our country to uphold the Constitution--or get out of office. I just cant believe a people cant fly their own flag.

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  • francescaduchamp@att.netApril 17, 2013 - 11:06 am

    okay time to stop--too many spelling mistakes--means Im too passionate on the given subject. We are going to be giving up a lot...if people do not inform themselves.

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  • cookie65April 17, 2013 - 11:42 am

    If we had the same ignorance that exists today in the environmental propaganda at our founding, we would still be 13 colonies huddled up on the eastern seaboard. We wouldn't have turned over the first shovel of dirt for the panama canal in spite of the billions of gallons of diesel and millions of tons of coal that haven't been burned making the trip around the horn. What happens if the dumbdown masses ever figure out it is all based on a lie? For that matter, what happens if the dumbdown masses ever figure out it isn't the rich who stole our money it is the government?

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  • francescaduchamp@att.netApril 17, 2013 - 4:44 pm

    http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/TOPICS/EXTOGMC/0,,contentMDK:22263154~menuPK:5257493~pagePK:210058~piPK:210062~theSitePK:336930~isCURL:Y,00.html Sustainable Decommissioning of Oil Fields and Mines--sorry I do not know how to make a short link--interesting site...world bank and mine closures

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  • francescaduchamp@att.netApril 18, 2013 - 10:50 am

    shortened link http://tinyurl.com/c9we372

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