Is water in a hole after precipitation the underground water table?

Commissioner Bill Lee of Utah County asked me for one question he can ask the Utah County Health Department. Here it is:

If you dig a hole on a property where the soil immediately below the surface is wet from snowmelt, and the hole partially fills with water, how can you be absolutely certain it is the underground water table level?

How can science provide the answer?

Dig a 6′ to 10′ hole next to the shallow hole, install a piezometer encased in gravel and monitor the underground water table level.

Why is this important to me? Because Craig Bostock at the Utah County Health Department wrote in his subdivision feasibility letter for one of my parcels that water was observed 18″ below the surface on my 5.25-acre lot #8 in Benjamin, Utah.

Given 2016 was the wettest year in decades, the snowmelt was rapid and even though the surface was dry enough to walk on, can he be absolutely certain that the water observed at 18″ below the surface in a shallow hole was the underground water table or could it have been snowmelt water slowly sinking?

The answer is obvious to me–he can’t be certain and to make such a claim is fraudulent and phoney science; therefore, to mention that on my subdivision feasibility was abusive and an act of tyranny.

Already one buyer who submitted an offer has backed out after reading Craig’s letter. Would you want to buy a lot and build your dream house on land where someone said the water depth is 18″ below the surface?

If they really think water draining in a shallow hole is the underground water table then they should all be fired. If they don’t believe that but uphold it then they still should be fired.

No taxpayer-subsidized service monopolized by a government that can be performed as well or better by qualified citizens in the marketplace should be permitted in a free society. I’ll write more on this subject later.

by Robert John Stevens, February 22, 2018

Democide: The Word Missing from the Gun Control Debate

Democide is the murder of citizens by their own governments. In the 20th century alone, the Univ. of Hawaii reports 262 million humans were murdered by their own governments. The author breaks down the murders by nation. In most cases, democide happened after citizens were disarmed and had no viable solution to repel the force and weapons used against them.

Search Google News for democide and there are no results.

Will Senators Hatch or Lee discuss democide on the Senate floor? I also called Congressman Curtis’ DC office and requested he discuss democide on the House Floor.

See 20TH CENTURY DEMOCIDE.

by Robert John Stevens, February 22, 2018

Why do we teach Old Testament to youth under 18?

I’m reading the Book of Genesis. If the rest of the Old Testament is filled with vivid descriptions of adultery, fornication, polygamy, and sodomy, why do we teach Old Testament to youth under 18?

My wife and I teach Old Testament to fourth graders for their Sunday School hour but just read Old Testament verses in class that are listed in our teacher’s manual.

Maybe our church assumes students won’t read outside of class. I hope we don’t inspire our students enough to read Genesis on their own. There are many things that I would rather not have to explain. šŸ™‚

The best cure for Christianity is reading the Bible. ā€“ Mark Twain

by Robert John Stevens, February 20, 2018


Commments

I would probably just focus on the stories that do not contain the material you are talking about. Iā€™m guessing the primary manuals do not encourage you to teach about adultery, polygamy or sodomy. There are lots of great stories in the Old Testament but it is a complicated book! — a smart and wise friend.

Why Won’t Mormon-Owned Newspaper DeseretNews.com Allow the Word Democide?

Mormon-owned newspaper DeseretNews.com will not allow the word democide (“the murder of any person or people by their government, including genocide, politicide and mass murder”).

To prove it for yourself, Google site:www.deseretnews.com democide

In contrast, Google site:www.deseretnews.com gun control

I submitted this comment to the article on DeseretNews.com entitled
In our opinion: In the wake of tragic shootings, does the country ask the tough questions? and they rejected it:

Democide–The murder of citizens by their government. Google “20th century democide” and read the stats by the University of Hawaii. In the 20th-century alone, 262 million humans were murdered by their own government and in most cases, it was after citizens were disarmed by their governments. Now, who wants gun control?

So I submitted this comment and they accepted it:

Why did the Founding Fathers create the Second Amendment to the Constitution and why didn’t it support gun control? Or was the Second Amendment designed to help us protect ourselves against home invaders or shoot animals for food?

The Founding Fathers had just fought a war on their own soil against the most powerful army on the earth. They also studied history and knew that without arms, citizens were powerless against foreign invaders as well as their own governments should they turn against their people.

Governments in the 20th-century alone, according to the University of Hawaii (Google 20th-century democide), murdered 262 million of their own citizens– the People’s Republic of China, 76 million; U.S.S.R, 61 million; Colonialism,50 million; Germany almost 21 million; China (MT), 10 million; Cambodia, 2 million; the list goes on. See 20TH CENTURY
DEMOCIDE
.

The Second Amendment was established to keep governments from turning on their own people.

The Kind of Church I Want to Belong To

I’d like to belong to a church that teaches its youth ethics, honesty, self-mastery, etiquette, charm, table manners, to smile and greet each other and strangers, fundamental principles to raise the bar, forgiveness, the importance of making friends for life, never-ending learning, that life is a fountain of opportunity, critical thinking, original thought and public speaking.

I’d like to belong to a church where members are encouraged to bless the human race, hire, mentor and train youth, volunteer as individuals and with groups outside of church assignments, temple ordinances and chapel cleaning, help those in need, care for the poor and needy, and to share knowledge and truth whenever and wherever one feels inspired to share it.

I’d like to belong to a church where members study original sources instead of materials whitewashed by committees.

I’d like to belong to a church that teaches its members to not support the involuntary redistribution of wealth, how to recognize truth versus error and cover-up, the proper role of government, the falsehoods of evolution and the awe of intelligent creation, righteous vs unrighteous dominion by discussing hundreds of case studies including the lives of religious reformers and heroes outside of religious history who didn’t murder, rape, commit adultery, steal or plunder.

I’d like to belong to a church that promotes tithing, giving and the sacrifice of the widow’s mite or to give when we know we don’t have enough to pay our bills because we know we’ll be blessed, but then rigorously and repeatedly examines their own spending to ensure the widow’s mite isn’t wasted.

I’d like to belong to a church where members become so refined that they jump at opportunities to help each other, especially when not assigned by their religious leaders.

by Robert John Stevens, February 13, 2018