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California Coastal Coastal Commission - Confidential

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Join SINS OF COMMISSION filmmaker Richard Oshen on Radio Liberty February 5th at 8PM PST as he takes listeners on an incredible journey into the shadow world of the California Coastal Commission - a nether world of twisted schemes and broken dreams -where ’dedication of property’ is the buzz-word for extortion, and driving people off their land a secret agenda of state.

Find out what happened to the family farm, private property and how the commission continues to destroy lives along the coast.  Discover why ordinary people can’t win against the California Coastal Commission, the politics of fire, the infulence of Paganists, social-engineering, the emergence of the eco-industrial complex, and why California Coastal Commission rulings could potentially destroy you - no matter where you live.

 Radio Liberty is hosted by Dr. Stan Monteith, outspoken radio personality, author of  “AIDS: The Unnecessary Epidemic”, and  “A Nation Deceived and Betrayed“, February 5, 2010, 8 PM  - 89.9 FM Santa Cruz. The program also streams live on the web at Radio Liberty Online and is carried over the ACN Network, and CRB Network.

Listen to Radio Liberty. Click the link http://www.radioliberty.com/

Sins of Commission on California Coastal Commission - 89.9 FM

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

SINS OF COMMISSION Filmmaker Richard Oshen talks with Dr. Stan Monteith, outspoken  Radio Liberty talk show host, author of  “AIDS: The Unnecessary Epidemic”, and  “A Nation Deceived and Betrayed“, February 5, 2010, 8 PM  - 89.9 FM Santa Cruz.

The program streams live on the web at Radio Liberty Online and is carried over the ACN Network, and CRB Network.

The filmmaker said he identifies with the program’s mission to bring listeners the story behind the story and the news behind the News. 

Oshen went on to say, “It is up to small independently owned, grassroots radio stations to carry the message of truth - a message that is being systematically destroyed by big multinational corporations who chose our news for us. Broadcast news, as we once knew it is gone with few rare exceptions.”  

Hear today or be gone tomorrow.

                                                                                                                                         Richard Oshen

Listen to Radio Liberty. Click the link http://www.radioliberty.com/

SINS OF COMMISSION sheds more light on California Coastal Commission

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

The California Coastal Commission vs. Its Critics

The “most formidable player” in California land regulation demands a documentarian’s raw footage

Thank you Brian Doherty and REASON MAGAZINE for clearly, and eloquently illuminating how the California Coastal Commission’s mission has morphed over 30 years into a land grab of immense proportions and far beyond what any reasonable person one would think of as the protection of California’s coast.

Hopefully readers now begin to see just how dangerous two new bills, AB 226 and AB 291, now being considered in the California state legislature are.  If they pass, the result will be like giving steroids to a bull in a china shop. That bull may only be in the coastal zone now but it can easily rampage up the street where you live and ransack your property in the blink of an eye- unless you take some mighty quick action.

Armed with the potent new powers prescribed in AB 226, a well documented power-abusive commission will have more even more broad, sweeping power to tax and fine.  In the case of AB 226, the California Coastal Commission will have the power to levy $5,000-$50,000 “administrative civil penalties” without having to get a court order .

It is unfortunate for the people of California that government views going to court to secure permission to levy a fine on people an inconvenience like a sand trap on a golf course.

This is a brazen broad-daylight attack on our rights… so why does the California legislature continue to endorse thuggery when it should be stopping it?  Where, then, have all the safeguards gone that protect our families, and friends?

California’s government failed to protect people’s property in the past, and won’t protect it now. Instead it will resort to dirty deeds perpetrated on helpless people by a state-sponsored, steroid-induced coastal Czar who has reigned unrestricted over people’s lives for 29 years,  who said on-camera he is not a civil servant, and thus not bound by the constitution nor term limits.

Call your representatives now. STOP AB 226 and AB 291 while they’re still in committee.

After you make the call consider helping SINS OF COMMISSION with a generous tax-deductible donation. Help us help you…or if you prefer, you can just pay them… it’s your choice- but we’re the ones offering a 501c3 deduction… not them.

ALL donations are tax deductible and confidential when made through the film’s fiscal sponsor the INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY ASSOCIATION, a 501 c3 non profit foundation. Fastest, easiest way to help is to click the “DONATE NOW button” on the side of this page, and you will be whisked away to a secure PAY PAL page set up for us. Fill in the blanks, click “send” and bingo…you’ve helped!  You can also send a check to:

The International Documentary Association
Fiscal Sponsorship Program
1201 West 5th Street, Suite M270
Los Angeles, CA  90017.

Please be sure to write  “for: SINS OF COMMISSION” on your check. 

Thank you in advance for your support,

Richard

SINS OF COMMISSION - KSCO AM - SATURDAY SPECIAL Audio File

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

NOW - Listen to this!

If you missed KSCO’s spectacular SATURDAY SPECIAL radio show hosted by MZ, broadcast last Saturday on AM 1080 - you can hear it right here right now.

If you think SINS OF COMMISSION is making a difference in California- help keep it going.

Critical time California.

2 diabolical bills, AB 226 and AB 291 are in the works and if you think the people along the coast in California are the only ones going to suffer, you are are in for a big surprise, and a rude awakening.

Now, more than ever, is the time to contribute to SINS OF COMMISSION. If you’ve been thinking about doing it, hoping someone else would - waiting for summer, wait no longer - summer is almost over.

ALL donations are tax deductible and confidential when made through the film’s fiscal sponsor the INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY ASSOCIATION, a 501 c3 non profit foundation. Fastest, easiest way to help is to click the “DONATE NOW button” on the side of this page, and you will be whisked away to a secure PAY PAL page set up for us. Fill in the blanks, click “send” and bingo…you’ve helped!  You can also send a check to:

The International Documentary Association
Fiscal Sponsorship Program
1201 West 5th Street, Suite M270
Los Angeles, CA  90017.

Please be sure to write  “for: SINS OF COMMISSION” on your check. 

Thank you in advance for your support,

Richard

SINS OF COMMISSION - KSCO AM 1080 - Adds Distinguished Guests

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

When SINS OF COMMISSION filmmaker Richard Oshen takes to the airwaves on Michael Zwerling’s SATURDAY SPECIAL, August 8 on KSCO AM 1080, he will be joined by two prominent guests in the struggle for human rights in California.

Terry Gossett is President, and a founding director of Californians for Property Rights, an educational public benefit corporation. Terry has been a director of a number of technical, financial and community organizations. He currently consults for the aerospace industry in program management and simulation of manned and unmanned aircraft systems.Terry and his wife, Bee, have lived in Moss Beach since 1998.

Damien Schiff is a staff attorney for Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF), the oldest and most successful public-interest legal organization that litigates for property rights, limited government, free enterprise and a balanced approach to environmental regulation, in courts across the country. Mr. Schiff obtained his law degree magna cum laude from the University of San Diego School of Law, and his undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Georgetown University.

This is going to be an eye-opener of a show for a lot of people, says Oshen. SINS OF COMMISSION is a powerful film because it takes people behind the veil of secrecy surrounding the  California Coastal Commission to reveal how the commission operates, and what they do behind the scenes for the first time.

In NOLLAN v. CALIFORNINA COASTAL COMMISSION, (483 U.S. 825) The Supreme Court of the United States called the coastal commission’s practices an “out-and-out plan of extortion.”

In a controversial 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court ruled that a requirement by the CCC was a taking in violation of the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments… and yet it is inconceivable to think that there is a bill currently on the table, AB 226, that proposes to grant this already power-mad commission even more enforcement power?  If you live in a home along the coast of California… or anywhere else in America - don’t miss this show.

SINS OF COMMISSION - KSCO AM 1080 - Saturday 08-08-09 - 10 AM

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

SINS OF COMMISSION, the first documentary film expose of the California Coastal Commission in its history, takes to the airwaves this weekend on SATURDAY SPECIALKSCO 1080 AM, (Santa Cruz - San Francisco).  MZ, Michael Zwerling, maverick owner of KSCO and KOMY hosts the 2 hour radio show August 8 from 10 AM to 12 PM.

4 and 1/2 years ago, Filmmaker Richard Oshen lived inland and didn’t know anything about the California Coastal Commission. Like most Californians he figured they had something to do with the beaches or the water.

When close friends called him to document an inspection of their land by the coastal commission, he thought he would just show up with a camera, film the inspection for about an hour or so, hand the tape to his friends, and be done.

It didn’t happen that way, says Oshen.  Instead, he stepped into a shadowy world he never knew existed. The California Coastal Zone is like a parallel universe , he says. You think you are still in California, you think you are still in America… but the reality is anything but.

California’s dirty little secret.

Saturday’s show promises to be an eye-opener.

The scary thing about the whole thing is that I have observed the California Coastal Commission treat human beings living along the California coast as enemies of the state.

-Richard Oshen, filmmaker

It has taken this long to get to this point because the Triple C controls the mainstream media covertly or overtly preventing anything critical of them from getting out. Now, for the first time, the people get to hear the other side of the California Coastal Commission story…the side of the story the commission doesn’t want you to know…

This is a very crucial time for California. Two new bills coming down the pike,  AB 226 and AB 291, are very troublesome because they will give a well documented, historically proven, power mad commission… more power.  Does this sounds like a bad idea for the people of California - or what?

For more information about KSCO and Saturday’s show click SATURDAY SPECIAL

A word about how to listen to KSCO live–

Click this link http://www.ksco.com/listentips.cfm, download a file called kscolive.m3u to your desktop– you should get live feed at that point.

SINS OF COMMISSION needs your support to complete the film, and get it out.

ALL donations are tax deductible when made through the film’s fiscal sponsor the INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY ASSOCIATION, a 501 c3 non profit foundation. Fastest, easiest way to help is to click the “DONATE NOW button” on the side of this page, and you will be whisked away to a secure PAY PAL page set up for us. Fill in the blanks, click “send” and you’ve helped!  You can also send a check to:

The International Documentary Association
Fiscal Sponsorship Program
1201 West 5th Street, Suite M270
Los Angeles, CA  90017.

Please be sure to write  “for: SINS OF COMMISSION” on your check. 

All contribution information is confidential.

Thank you in advance for your support,

Richard

Filmmaker Defends First Amendment Rights Against California Coastal Commission

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

Filmmaker Richard Oshen’s documentary film SINS OF COMMISSION www.sinsofcommission.com has been subpoenaed by the primary star of the film, the California Coastal Commission.

The film, the first behind-the-scenes look at decades of alleged government corruption and malfeasance by the highly secretive Commission, features a first time in-depth, on camera interview with Peter Douglas, the Commission’s executive director of 20 plus years, as well as with former Commission members.

The sweep of the subpoena includes “all visual and/or audio recordings…as well as Mr. Oshen’s unpublished “Sins of Commission DVD.”

-David Greene, The First Amendment Project

The filmmaker believes the Commission is determined to stop the release of this film and is doing everything in its power to stop it, and Oshen sees the subpoena as the first step.

It’s a sad commentary for America when a government commission at the heart of an investigative documentary film, can summon a work print and raw footage of the film that they believe is exposing their decisions.  If they have nothing to hide - what are they afraid of?

-Richard Oshen, SINS OF COMMISSION producer/director

Oshen believes that the reporter’s privilege, based on the First Amendment and the Liberty of Speech Clause of the California Constitution, applies to him and all documentary filmmakers, as well as print journalists.

Other courts have found that the reporter’s privilege applies to documentary filmmakers, most notably in Silkwood v. Kerr McGee and the same constitutional privilege of press applies to SINS OF COMMISSION - even though the documentary film lacks a distribution deal or a filmmaker, like Richard Oshen, has not previously produced a documentary film.

The First Amendment Project is defending Mr. Oshen and SINS OF COMMISSION and set forth objections in a letter to the CCC. David Greene, staff attorney and executive director at First Amendment Project says the Supreme Court of the United States recognizes the privilege based on the broad protections for Freedom of the Press, extends to documentary filmmakers.

The litmus test is whether the information sought was obtained during the course of gathering information for dissemination to the public - which Sins of Commission was.

Constitutional protection afforded a documentarian to shield his journalistic work product from subpoenas benefits not only that documentarian, but the public in general.

-David Greene, The First Amendment Project

He added that without these protections, news gatherers of all kinds would be discouraged from investigating, and the public would ultimately suffer by being denied access to important information.

For more information, contact David Greene at The First Amendment Project (510) 208-7744 or Richard Oshen 909 547-6262, sinsofcommission@gmail.com

SINS OF COMMISSION withdraws from West Hollywood International Film Festival

Friday, July 10th, 2009

SINS OF COMMISSION, the first documentary film to penetrate the veil of secrecy surrounding the California Coastal Commission, withdrew from the West Hollywood International Film Festival late this afternoon.

“Irreconcilable differences prevent us from participating”, said Richard Oshen, writer, director, and producer of the debut film from Pacific Coast Highway Productions, Inc.

I am deeply saddened the people of California must wait longer to see SINS OF COMMISSION. I am 100% committed to bringing the film out, and I hope I can do that very soon. Each day we are delayed people and environment suffer in California.

Richard Oshen, SINS OF COMMISSION, writer, director, producer

“I wish everyone associated with WHIFF 2009 the best of luck”.

SINS OF COMMISSION featured on KNBC 6 O’clock News

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

SINS OF COMMISSION - KNBC Los Angeles 6 O’clock News

SINS OF COMMISSION, the documentary film expose of the California Coastal Commission broke into the mainstream news.

The documentary film expose of the secretive commission aired at the top of the hour in the number 2 television market in the US.

A subphoena for a work print of the film has been issued by the commission and Richard Oshen, the filmmaker plans to vigorously defend wht he calls ” a blatant attempt” by the commission to silence the film.

No matter what the commission says regarding their demand for the film… the commission’s history, revealed for the first time in SINS OF COMMISSION,  clearly shows how the California Coastal Commission obscures their real motives and objectives.

They simply want the film blocked, and will go to any length to accomplish their goal - eiven if it means violating the 1st amendment of the US Constitution to do it.

-Richard Oshen, filmmaker

California Coastal Commission expose - KNBC-TV 6PM- Tonight

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

SINS OF COMMISSION filmmaker Richard Oshen talks to the camera tonight 6pm KNBC, Los Angeles TV 4.

People in California need to know the real story, from both sides…what is going on right now, in their name - and what has been going on for decades. 

Richard Oshen, SINS OF COMMISSION, filmmaker

The televised interview follows hot on the heels of a this morning’s interview with Doug McIntyre on KABC 790 AM  TALK RADIO.

It seems to me that the people, all the people need to revisit the California Coastal Commission, which they have not done in over 30 years to see how it can to be restored to “fairness and balance”, a cornerstone of the Coastal Act and our system of government. 

The people can’t do this as it now stands because of the way the commision has been isolated from the electoral process… and…the legislature seems to be unwilling to step in.

Richard Oshen, SINS OF COMMISSION, filmmaker



 
 
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