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WHAT IS PETRIFIED WOOD? – A Walt Wright Seminar in Ventura

WHAT IS PETRIFIED WOOD?
A SEMINAR in VENTURA
August 26-28, 2011

Lecturer: Walt Wright, Paleobotanist

ABOUT THE SEMINAR: This is an opportunity to learn about the complex and
beautiful world of petrified wood. Become more knowledgeable about the woods in
your own collection and about what and where to collect and buy. Learn about
the fossilization of wood: it’s age, origin and occurrence. Learn how to
identify different kinds of petrified wood yourself with simple tools.
The intensive 2 1/2 day seminar will emphasize identification of petrified wood,
with samples from Walt’s extensive collection as well as those brought in by
participants. You may bring a few pieces of petrified wood for Walt to
identify. You should plan to bring a good 20X magnifying lens.

Recommended reading includes the following book: Bruce Hoadley: “Identifying Wood: Accurate
Results with Simple Tools.” Walt will bring a selection of books on petrified
wood as well as 20X lenses for purchase at the seminar.
There is much to learn about Petrified Wood: more than can be covered in just
one seminar. Each of Walt’s seminars is a little different. Each one
contributes more to your understanding. So, even if you have attended prior
seminars, you will improve your knowledge of this fascinating subject.

ABOUT THE LECTURER: Walt Wright, a renowned paleobotanist, has probably
identified more petrified wood than anyone else in the world. For the past 20
years he has been conducting Petrified Wood Identification Seminars. Walt’s
career has included being an educator, naturalist, geologist, botanist and paleobotanist.

Dates and Times: (May run later depending upon participants.)
August 26, Friday 6:00 pm. To 9:00 pm.
August 27, Saturday 9:00 am. to 9:00 pm.
August 28, Sunday 9:00 am, to 5:00 pm.

Location:
Ventura Community Service Center
420 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura, CA 93001
Cost $85.00
Contact: Ron Wise
805-647-4393

2012 US Presidential Candidates

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W. Mitt Romney
Barack H. Obama

President Barack H Obama Approval Rating
49% (May 30, 2012 -> Rasmussen)

President Barack H Obama Disapproval Rating
49% (May 30, 2012 -> Rasmussen)


Republicans

Mitt Romney (Former Governor of Massachusetts) – www.mittromney.com


Democrats

Barack Obama (President of the United States) – www.barackobama.com


New Hampshire Primary 2012 Results

97% Reporting

Mitt Romney – 39% – 96,170
Ron Paul – 23% – 55,903
Jon Huntsman – 17% – 41,194
Newt Gingrich – 9% – 23,070
Rick Santorum – 9% – 22,914
Rick Perry – 1% – 1,728
Michele Bachmann – 0% – 347

Iowa Caucuses 2012 Results

Mitt Romney – 30,015 – 24.6%
Rick Santorum – 30,007 – 24.5%
Ron Paul – 26,219 – 21.4%
Newt Gingrich – 16,251 – 13.3%
Rick Perry – 12,604 – 10.3%
Michele Bachmann – 6,073 – 5%
Jon Huntsman – 745 – 0.6%
Herman Cain – 58 – 0%
Buddy Roemer – 31 – 0%
No Preference – 135 – 0.1%
Other – 117 – 0.1%

Iowa Caucuses v. New Hampshire Primary v. South Carolina Primary as Predictors (Non-Incumbent)

Iowa Caucuses: 6 of 12 (50%)
New Hampshire Primary: 7 of 12 (58%)
South Carolina Primary: 8 of 10 (80%)

The Iowa Caucuses and the New Hampshire Primaries have a 50% – 58% accuracy rate. The results are important, but they cannot be used to determine who the next party candidate would be. The South Carolina Primary, especially for the Republican Party, has a much higher accuracy rate at 80% (100% for the Republican Party).

Iowa Caucuses

Democratic Winners

Year – Won Caucus – Won Party Nomination
* No Incumbent

*1976 – “Uncommitted” – Jimmy Carter
1980 – Jimmy Carter – Jimmy Carter
*1984 – Walter Mondale – Walter Mondale
*1988 – Dick Gephart – Michael Dukakis
*1992 – Tom Harkin – Bill Clinton
1996 – Bill Clinton – Bill Clinton
*2000 – Al Gore – Al Gore
*2004 – John Kerry – John Kerry
*2008 – Barack Obama – Barack Obama

Republication Winners
* No Incumbent

Year – Won Caucus – Won Party Nomination

1976 – Gerald Ford – Gerald Ford
*1980 – George H.W. Bush – Ronald Reagan
1984 – Ronald Reagan – Ronald Reagan
*1988 – Bob Dole – George H.W. Bush
1992 – George H.W. Bush – George H.W. Bush
*1996 – Bob Dole – Bob Dole
*2000 – George W. Bush – George W. Bush
2004 – George W. Bush – George W. Bush
*2008 – Mike Huckabee – John McCain

New Hampshire Primary

Democratic Winners
* No Incumbent

Year – Won Primary – Won Party Nomination

*1976 – Jimmy Carter – Jimmy Carter
1980 – Jimmy Carter – Jimmy Carter
*1984 – Gary Hart – Walter Mondale
*1988 – Michael Dukakis – Michael Dukakis
*1992 – Paul Tsongas – Bill Clinton
1996 – Bill Clinton – Bill Clinton
*2000 – Al Gore – Al Gore
*2004 – John Kerry – John Kerry
*2008 – Hillary Clinton – Barack Obama

Republican Winners
* No Incumbent

Year – Won Primary – Won Party Nomination

1976 – Gerald Ford – Gerald Ford
*1980 – Ronald Reagan – Ronald Reagan
1984 – Ronald Reagan – Ronald Reagan
*1988 – George H.W. Bush – George H.W. Bush
1992 – George H.W. Bush – George H.W. Bush
*1996 – Pat Buchanan – Bob Dole
*2000 – John McCain – George W. Bush
2004 – George W. Bush – George W. Bush
*2008 – John McCain – John McCain

South Carolina Primary

Democratic Winners
* No Incumbent

Year – Won Primary – Won Party Nomination

*1988 – Jesse Jackson – Michael Dukakis
*1992 – Bill Clinton – Bill Clinton
1996 – Bill Clinton – Bill Clinton
*2000 – Al Gore – Al Gore
*2004 – John Edwards – John Kerry
*2008 – Barack Obama – Barack Obama

Republican Winners
* No Incumbent

Year – Won Primary – Won Party Nomination

*1980 – Ronald Reagan – Ronald Reagan
1984 – Ronald Reagan – Ronald Reagan
*1988 – George H.W. Bush – George H.W. Bush
1992 – George H.W. Bush – George H.W. Bush
*1996 – Bob Dole – Bob Dole
*2000 – George W. Bush – George W. Bush
2004 – George W. Bush – George W. Bush
*2008 – John McCain – John McCain

Primary and Caucus Dates

January 3, 2012 – Iowa
January 10, 2012 – New Hampshire
January 21, 2012 – South Carolina
January 31, 2012 – Florida
February 4, 2012 – Nevada
February 4–11, 2012 – Maine
February 7, 2012 – Colorado
February 7, 2012 – Minnesota
February 28, 2012 – Arizona
February 28, 2012 – Michigan
March 3, 2012 – Washington
March 6, 2012 – Alaska
March 6, 2012 – Georgia
March 6, 2012 – Idaho
March 6, 2012 – Massachusetts
March 6, 2012 – North Dakota
March 6, 2012 – Oklahoma
March 6, 2012 – Tennessee
March 6, 2012 – Texas
March 6, 2012 – Vermont
March 6, 2012 – Virginia
March 6–10, 2012 – Wyoming
March 10, 2012 – Kansas
March 10, 2012 – U.S. Virgin Islands
March 13, 2012 – Alabama
March 13, 2012 – Hawaii
March 13, 2012 – Mississippi
March 17, 2012 – Missouri
March 20, 2012 – Illinois
March 24, 2012 – Louisiana
April 3, 2012 – Maryland
April 3, 2012 – Washington, D.C.
April 3, 2012 – Wisconsin
April 24, 2012 – Connecticut
April 24, 2012 – Delaware
April 24, 2012 – New York
April 24, 2012 – Pennsylvania
April 24, 2012 – Rhode Island
May 8, 2012 – Indiana
May 8, 2012 – North Carolina
May 8, 2012 – West Virginia
May 15, 2012 – Nebraska
May 15, 2012 – Oregon
May 22, 2012 – Arkansas
May 22, 2012 – Kentucky
June 5, 2012 – California
June 5, 2012 – Montana
June 5, 2012 – New Jersey
June 5, 2012 – New Mexico
June 5, 2012 – South Dakota
June 12, 2012 – Ohio
June 26, 2012 – Utah
To be announced – American Samoa
To be announced – Guam
To be announced – Northern Mariana Islands
To be announced – Puerto Rico

Full Fox News / Google Presidential Debate – Florida September 22, 2011

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CPAC (Conservative Political Action Committee) Straw Poll History

1976 Ronald Reagan
1980 Ronald Reagan
1984 Ronald Reagan
1987 Jack Kemp
1995 Phil Gramm
2000 George W. Bush
2008 Mitt Romney
2011 Ron Paul

Although not completely accurate, it has been more historically accurate than the Ames Iowa Straw Poll. For the CPAC straw polls listed above, the eventual Republican Primary Winner was chosen 3 out of 7 times. That is an accuracy rating of 43%. That is a little better than the 40% accuracy of the Ames Iowa Straw Poll. However, it is not accurate enough to determine who will be the Republican Presidential Nominee.


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Republican Presidential Debate – September 7, 2011 – Ronald Reagan Presidential Library


Ames Iowa Straw Poll 2011 Results

Michele Bachmann (28.65%) – 4823 votes
Ron Paul (27.74%) – 4671 votes
Tim Pawlenty (13.62%) – 2293 votes
Rick Santorum (9.84%) – 1657 votes
Herman Cain (8.65%) – 1456 votes
Rick Perry (4.26%) – 567 votes
Mitt Romney (3.37%) – 567 votes
Newt Gingrich (2.29%) – 385 votes
Other (0.96%) – 162 votes
Jon Huntsman (0.41%) – 69 votes
Thad McCotter (0.21%) – 35 votes


Ames Iowa Straw Poll Accuracy

Winner of 1979 Ames Iowa Straw Poll = George H.W. Bush; 1980 Republican Candidate = Ronald Reagan

Winner of 1987 Ames Iowa Straw Poll = Pat Robertson; 1988 Republican Candidate = George H.W. Bush (who came in 3rd place out of 8 in straw poll)

Winner of 1995 Ames Iowa Straw Poll = Bob Dole & Phil Gramm (tie); 1996 Republican Candidate = Bob Dole (who tied for 1st place out of 10 in straw poll)

Winner of 1999 Ames Iowa Straw Poll = George W. Bush; 2000 Republican Candidate = George W. Bush (who came in 1st place out of 12 in straw poll)

Winner of 2007 Ames Iowa Straw Poll = Mitt Romney; 2008 Republican Candidate = John McCain (who came in 10th place out of 11 in straw poll)

Out of 5 polls, it accurately predicted 2 Republican Presidential candidates


Incumbent Job Approval Ratings and Presidential Re-Election

Incumbent Job Approval Rating Re-election

Job approval ratings of the incumbent President on election day does have much to do with his chances of getting re-elected. Historically, the President must have at least a 48% job approval rating in order to get re-elected.

In the chart above, the orange marks the years in which the incumbent President or Party lost. The green marks the years in which the incumbent President or Party won re-election.

12 Contenders for the Presidential Candidacy

By Brittanicus

Currently these are the 12 contenders for the presidential candidacy, regarding one of the highest issues that will hit the campaign trail for 2012. Chris Christie present Governor of New Jersey has not decided on this path yet. The majority of competitors will debating about jobs, the economy, foreign policy and many other issues in Ames, Iowa straw poll. There is dilemma that we cannot escape from, as it causing a major displacement of working Americans. According to a report there are an estimated 8 million illegal workers in mostly low income jobs throughout the United States, yet 14 million Americans have little chance of finding work in this dark recession. Even so with these figures in mind, the left still wants to enact an amnesty that could cost according to the Heritage Foundation 2.6 Trillion dollars. We hear almost every day from the Liberal academia, which by passing an amnesty, including a covert amnesty called the Dream Act that the economy will grow.

How can this be, when analysts within (FAIR) Federation of American Immigration Reform that federal costs are designated at $113 Billion dollars a year and this is exempt from what states are also paying out. The Sanctuary State of California and its Liberal legislators have transformed the State in a haven for illegal alien families and carry’s a hefty price tag of $21 Billion. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) has the best grade for her stand on the illegal immigration major problem and should cite illegal Immigration as a one of the causes of Unemployment. VDARE.com’s Ed Rubenstein has been monitoring immigrant displacement of American workers since 2001. Here I want to show more evidence that immigration is linked to high unemployment .http://www.vdare.com/rubenstein/041116_nd.htm

This is a appraisal of competing lawmakers on their stance about illegal immigration from NumbersUSA.

Michele Bachmann, U.S. Representative from Minnesota (B- ); Tim Pawlenty, former Governor of Minnesota (C+) ; Herman Cain, former Federal Reserve banker and businessman from Georgia (C-) ;Mitt Romney, former Governor of Massachusetts (D) ; Sarah Palin former Governor of Alaska ( D) ; Rick Perry Governor of Texas (D-) ; Jon Huntsman, Jr., former U.S. Ambassador to China and former Governor of Utah (D-) ;Newt Gingrich, former U.S. Speaker of the House of Representatives from Georgia ( D-) Rick Santorum, former Senator from Pennsylvania ( F ) ; Gary Johnson, former Governor of New Mexico (F ) ;Ron Paul, U.S. Representative from Texas ( F) ; Chris Christie Governor of New Jersey. (F) ; Barack OBama, Present President from Illinois ( F-)

Here is an example of expenditures in the small state of Rhode Island that has a limited state budget but still burdened with illegal aliens. Because of the 14th Amendment, children born in the United States get instant citizenship. This is something that has become comparable to the free education and free uninsured health care that taxpayers are the recipients taxed.

This is truly stomach churning when citizens and legal citizens have no jobs, but have a family to feed. This is encouragement on a grand scale, which epitomizes the major problem inherited from previous administrations and leftist activists in the court system? Each year it’s so estimated that 300.000 pregnant women slip past the border patrol, with another 40 percent entering America with tourists and students.

The fact is that it’s perfectly legal for a destitute, pregnant illegal alien, who presents herself as such, to receive state aid in Rhode Island. As Rep. Peter G. Palumbo (D-RI) reported, if pregnant illegal aliens show up at a Human Services office in Rhode Island, they are given the option of Blue Cross, United Healthcare, or Neighborhood Health insurance. They also receive a $450 a month debit card, and $275 a month in food stamps. According to Palumbo, the extension of such entitlement programs to illegal aliens is costing the state approximately $150-$350 million a year.

Think of the cost nationwide, specifically in Liberal controlled capitols such as Sacramento, California where the cost monthly is beyond understanding. Return to a Democrat House and senate, with Liberal entices, would bring us even more entitlements forced from Americans in taxes, to pay for the invading aliens. Rep. Michele Bachmann will end these travesties to our laws, halt small clandestine amnesties, Dream Acts, sanctuary cities and States and return this nations sovereign government to the people. Learn more to make your vote count in the Ames Straw poll and forward to the 2012 election. Many voters think there one vote doesn’t count, but your State and federal Representative wants that vote. Call them and tell them you want an end to the illegal immigration occupation. Investigate for yourself the costs and statistics unresolved problem at NumbersUSA, American Patrol, Judicial Watch and VDare.

The TEA PARTY has become an immense grassroots movement of tens of millions of one- mind Americans from all racial and religious backgrounds, political parties, no matter what the adverse pundits say? The TEA PARTY members share the focused philosophy of limited government, individual freedoms, personal responsibility, “fair” free markets and above all else returning power to the States and the people. The TEA PARTY is about reforming all political parties and control, so the key principles of our Constitution, once again is the foundation of which this nation stands.

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Finding Your Next CEO: Author Randy E King

In today’s political and economic times, it is critical to find and keep an effective CEO for your Chamber of Commerce and Association. Your business community demands strong leadership for their growth and prosperity. Author Randy E. King has written a must read “White Paper” that addresses this very important issue.

http://randyeking.com/ebook.html

Investing In Kids: The Economic Development Impact of High Quality Early Childhood Programs

Chamber of Commerce Annual Convention
Speakers: Timothy J. Bartik, David Rattray, Sara Watson
Date: August 4, 2011
Time: 3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Room #: Diamond 5

Speaker Bio

TIMOTHY J. BARTIK, Senior Economist, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
DAVID RATTRAY, Senior Vice President – Education & Workforce Development, Los Angeles Area (CA) Chamber of Commerce
SARA WATSON, Senior Officer, Pew Center on the States, Pew Charitable Trusts

Summary

High quality early childhood education is not just a “feel-good” program; it is an important part of your state’s and region’s economic competitiveness. Hear from a panel of experts and practitioners as they outline the economic argument for investing in kids, even in a budget climate focused on spending cuts. Discover how the returns on early childhood investment compare to other kinds of economic development spending, and learn how chambers and business leaders across the country are advocating for early childhood policy change. If you’re committed to building a competitive workforce and an economically prosperous community, then learn how this is one investment you’ll want to seriously consider.

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