June 3, 2014 Primary Election Candidate Handbook now available

Editor’s note: I hesitate to publish this for fear of what it will unleash. LOL.

Nevada County Clerk-Recorder, Gregory J. Diaz, is pleased to announce that the Candidate Handbook for the June 3, 2014 Primary Election is now available. Print copies are available in the Elections Office located at 950 Maidu Ave, Nevada City, CA 95959. The handbook is also available online at http://www.mynevadacounty.com/nc/elections.

Here are some deadlines:

December 27, 2013 – February 5, 2014
Signatures-in-lieu of filing fee – Judicial Candidates.

December 27, 2013 – February 20, 2014
Signatures-in-lieu of filing fee – All voter-nominated and non-partisan candidates.

January 27, 2014 – February 5, 2014
Declaration of Intention – Judicial Candidates.

February 10, 2014 – March 7, 2014
Declaration of Candidacy and Nomination Papers – Filing period for all local, nonpartisan

March 8, 2014 – March 12, 2014
Declaration of Candidacy and Nomination Papers – Extension period (for candidates other
than the incumbent, if incumbent does not file).

April 24, 2014
Counties begin mailing sample ballot pamphlets.

May 5, 2014
First Day Vote-By-Mail ballots will be mailed.

May 5, 2014 – May 27, 2014
Vote-By-Mail Ballot Application Period – Applications may be sent to the County Elections
Office to apply for a Vote-By-Mail ballot.

May 19, 2014
Last day for a person to register to vote in the Statewide Primary Election. Voter will be notified
of polling place but will not receive Sample Ballot Pamphlet in the mail.

June 3, 2014

June 5, 2014 – July 1, 2014
Official canvass beginning and ending dates.

Wild & Scenic Film Festival tickets are on sale

2014WSFF_postcard_frontFrom the blog of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine:
Tickets are now on sale for the Wild & Scenic Film Festival on January 9-12.

“We’re thrilled to announce that tickets are on sale now for the 12th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival – more than 100 inspirational films, educational workshops, outstanding special guests including Debra Winger, art shows, dance concert, and so much more,” SYRCL announced Wednesday. “Fabulous holiday gift for your family and friends!”

The rest of article is here.

Rush Limbaugh: Pope is preaching “pure Marxism”

“Pope Francis: Successor to St. Peter … the people’s pontiff … Marxist?,” as CNN is reporting.

“That’s what conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh suggests, calling the Pope’s latest document ‘pure Marxism.’

“Limbaugh blasted the pontiff on Wednesday, a day after Francis released ‘Evangelii Gaudium’ (The Joy of the Gospel), a 50,000-word statement that calls for church reform and castigates elements of modern capitalism.

“Limbaugh’s segment, now online and entitled ‘It’s Sad How Wrong Pope Francis Is (Unless It’s a Deliberate Mistranslation By Leftists),’ takes direct aim at the pope’s economic views, calling them ‘dramatically, embarrassingly, puzzlingly wrong.’

“The Vatican issued the English translation of ‘Evangelii,’ which is known officially as an apostolic exhortation and unofficially as a pep talk to the worlds 1.5 billion Catholics.

“Francis – the first pope ever to hail from Latin America, where he worked on behalf of the poor in his native Argentina – warned in “Evangelii” that the “idolatry of money” would lead to a “new tyranny.”

“The Pope also blasted ‘trickle-down economics,’ saying the theory ‘expresses a crude and naïve trust in the goodness of those wielding economic power.’

“The Pope’s critique of capitalism thrilled many liberal Catholics, who have long called on church leaders to spend more time and energy on protecting the poor from economic inequalities.

“But Limbaugh, whose program is estimated to reach 15 million listeners, called the Pope’s comments ‘sad’ and ‘unbelievable.'”

The rest of the article is here.

Amazon Prime Air prepares to deliver your packages via drones

From the blog of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine:
“We’re excited to share Prime Air – something the team has been working on in our next generation R&D lab,” Amazon.com announced today. “The goal of this new delivery system is to get packages into customers’ hands in 30 minutes or less using unmanned aerial vehicles.

“Putting Prime Air into commercial use will take some number of years as we advance technology and wait for the necessary FAA rules and regulations. This is footage from a recent test flight.

“Frequently Asked Questions

“Q: Is this science fiction or is this real?
A: It looks like science fiction, but it’s real. From a technology point of view, we’ll be ready to enter commercial operations as soon as the necessary regulations are in place. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is actively working on rules for unmanned aerial vehicles.”

More details are here.