Varela Withdraws From Council Race


For Immediate Release

June 22th, 2016

“Varela Withdraws from council race”

After acknowledging a lack of required valid signatures, Mr. Varela submitted paperwork to the Flagstaff City Clerk withdrawing from the City Council race. We wish him the best.

A citizens group of volunteers verified all of the candidates’ signatures and found that Mr. Varela did not have the required 771 valid signatures for inclusion on the ballot.   A lawsuit was filed by Stuart McDaniel in Superior Court challenging the 283 questionable signatures.

We would like to thank the citizen group of volunteers who worked so hard to ensure election integrity.

Mr. Varela’s voluntary withdrawal from the City Council race reduced the number of candidates to six which eliminates the need for the city primary election in August.


Book Review: Broth & Stock From The Nourished Kitchen

Anybody can go down to their local grocery store and pick up a can of broth but how many of us know how to make it healthier and tastier from scratch? With Broth & Stock from the Nourished Kitchen by Jennifer McGruther, we all can and should.

The old wisdom and techniques rediscovered in this book will be well received by the casual cook to the serious “prepper” looking to master self sustainability.  This is what our grandparents knew but somehow forgot to pass down as convenience took over and stores sprung up and started catering to our every need.

Bone, vegetable and seafood broths are all explored along with the history  of broths and how to prepare your kitchen with the right ingredients. This is a highly recommended addition to everyone’s cookbook shelf.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.


Flag Candidate Forum Set For June 27th



(Flagstaff, AZ) – Great Circle Media and KAFF News is hosting a “Meet The Candidates” event, Monday, June 27th from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. at The Oakmont Restaurant in east Flagstaff. Candidates for Flagstaff Mayor and the Flagstaff City Council will be attending the event to meet voters and talk about issues facing Flagstaff in the future. At 6 p.m., each candidate will have the opportunity to give a statement to those gathered about their campaign and what they will bring to the office they are seeking. There will be plenty of time for voters to meet and talk to the candidates on a one-on-one basis. This is the first of many forums and debates that groups will have during the election season. Both mayoral candidates, Mayor Jerry Nabours and city councilwoman Coral Evans will be in attendance as will all of the candidates for city council. The event is free and open to the public. So come to the Oakmont Restaurant for your first chance to meet the candidates and ask questions of those running for office.

Media Contact:
Dave Zorn
Great Circle Media News Director
(928) 779-7826 – office
(602) 370-3379 – cell – email.

Book Review: Rogue Justice The Making Of The Security State

It is unusual to find a member of the Council on Foreign Relations arguing for the Bill of Rights and Constitutional protections against government overreach but that just so happens to be the case with Rogue Justice: The Making Of The Security State by Karen J. Greenberg.

Highly praised by groups such as the ACLU, Greenberg uses the pages of Rogue Justice to document the Federal Government’s unconstitutional reaction to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. With facts and footnotes, she shows how Attorney General John Ashcroft promised Congress and the American people that the government would not abuse the new powers provided to them by the Patriot Act. Sadly, Ashcroft and his backers selling security to the American people knew that there would be no real restraint. Every American would be a potential target of the rogue security state.

Warrantless searches, indefinite detention, the concept of guilt until proven innocent, and NSA spying (a complete loss of privacy for the American people) was the result of these new post 9/11 policies. And we are still continuing down the slippery slope to dystopia. While many thought the Obama Administration would reverse the police state in America, Obama has only continued in the footsteps of Bush and has fought for even more aggressive surveillance and targeted killings.

Until we get back to constitutional constraints on government, things will only continue to worsen. Greenberg has laid out the problems in clear explicit detail. It is up to the American People to elect leaders who will refuse to barter the freedom and liberty our nation was founded on for the sake of security.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.