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  • Las Vegas Massacre Politically Motivated?

    MOTIVE FOR THE SHOOTING IS UNKNOWN?

    WAS THE LARGEST  MASS KILLING IN AMERICAN HISTORY A POLITICALLY MOTIVATED MASSACRE?

    I AM VERY CONCERNED, AND I AM JUST ASKING?

    IT’S A FAMILIAR STEREOTYPE:

    COUNTRY-MUSIC FANS ARE REPUBLICANS.

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    1 hour ago  OCT 2. 2017 TOP CBS LAWYER IS FIRED AFTER WRITING THAT SHE HAS ‘NO SYMPATHY’ FOR VEGAS VICTIMS BECAUSE THEY WERE ‘PROBABLY GUN-TOTING REPUBLICANS’

    • Hayley Geftman-Gold has been fired from CBS for writing on Facebook that she has no sympathy for Vegas victims 
    • SHE SAID SHE’S ‘NOT EVEN SYMPATHETIC’ BECAUSE ‘COUNTRY MUSIC FANS ARE OFTEN GUN TOTING REPUBLICANS’ 
    • Geftman-Gold was fired from her job as vice president and senior counsel
    • She appeared to be replying to a post about gun control in the wake of the shooting 
    • Columbia and Penn grad, 41, lives in Brooklyn and describes herself as ‘mommy’ 

    CBS lawyer fired for saying she has no sympathy for Vegas | Daily …

    WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT 

    www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article…/CBS-lawyer-fired-saying-no-sympathy-Vegas.html

    1 hour ago – Top CBS lawyer is fired after writing that she has ‘no sympathy‘ for Vegas … fired from her job as vice president and senior counsel at CBS. … After a gunman opened fire at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas on …

    Published: 16:26 EDT, 2 October 2017 | Updated: 17:55 EDT, 2 October 2017

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    A gunman who opened fire on revelers late Sunday night outside the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino targeted THE LAST NIGHT OF A THREE-DAY-LONG COUNTRY MUSIC EVENT, the Route 91 Harvest Festival.

    “CAN WE TELL IF SOMEONE IS A REPUBLICAN JUST FROM HIS OR HER ITUNES COLLECTION?

    AND IF SO, WHICH ARTISTS ARE THE KEY ‘TELLS’ FOR BOTH SIDES?”

    The festival, named for the iconic Las Vegas Boulevard, is a showcase for a range OF COUNTRY AND WESTERN TALENTS FROM ESTABLISHED HEAVYWEIGHTS SUCH AS HEADLINERS ERIC CHURCH, SAM HUNT AND JASON ALDEAN TO NEW UP AND COMERS

    More than 40,000 fans were expected to see the different acts which also included Lauren Alaina, Big & Rich, Lee Brice, Kane Brown, Brothers Osborne, Josh Abbott Band, Maren Morris and Brett Young.

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    WAS THE LARGEST  MASS KILLING IN AMERICAN HISTORY A POLITICALLY MOTIVATED MASSACRE?

    ARE REPUBLICANS FROM NASHVILLE? ARE DEMOCRATS  FROM FUNKYTOWN?

    It’s a familiar stereotype: COUNTRY-MUSIC FANS ARE REPUBLICANS; POP AND HIP-HOP LISTENERS ARE DEMOCRATS. Well, according to a (2012) not brand new analysis by the Echo Nest,

    those stereotypes happen to strike pretty close to the truth.

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    LAS VEGAS MASSACRE Fox News Updated Oct 2, 2017 9:51AM

    LEFT 58 DEAD AND OVER 500 WOUNDED

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     WHICH ARTISTS ARE THE KEY ‘TELLS?

    August 19, 2016

    ERIC CHURCH is an American country music singer songwriter

     “We have a broken political system. It’s been broken a while. And there is a lot of anger. There is a lot of discontent. It’s very important that we don’t dismiss it,” says Church, adding that it might be time for leaders to readjust their priorities.

    “I THINK ALL OF OUR POLITICIANS NEED TO TAKE A HARD LOOK AT WHAT THEIR GOALS ARE AND WHERE WE’RE HEADED. BECAUSE I THINK A LOT OF THE ANGER IS AGAINST THE POLITICAL SYSTEM, AND THAT CAN BE DANGEROUS IF IT CONTINUES TO GET WORSE.”

    August 19, 2016  ERIC CHURCH “It’s a pretty charged-up time right now.

    AT THE END OF THE DAY, WE ALL HAVE TO GET ALONG. I DON’T CARE WHAT YOUR BELIEF IS – WE CAN’T KILL EACH OTHER. IT CAN’T HAPPEN THAT WAY,” CHURCH SAYS, REFERRING TO RECENT VIOLENCE IN THE STATES. 

    “There’s a lot of racial tension in this country, a lot of authoritative tension with police, and I think all that stuff makes for a tumultuous time.”

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    MOTIVE FOR THE LAS VEGAS MASSACRE IS UNKNOWN?

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    Republicans are from Nashville, Democrats are from Funkytown …

    articles.latimes.com › Collections › Artists

    Jul 11, 2012 – It’s a familiar stereotype: Country-music fans are Republicans; pop and hip-hop listeners are Democrats. … The company recently looked at those profiles to see if there was any correlation between political affiliation and listening habits. … It could be as simple as geography; rural …

    It’s a familiar stereotype: COUNTRY-MUSIC FANS ARE REPUBLICANS; POP AND HIP-HOP LISTENERS ARE DEMOCRATS. Well, according to a new analysis by the Echo Nest, those stereotypes happen to strike pretty close to the truth.

    The Echo Nest, whose platform powers the customized webcasts at Spotify and iHeartRadio, among other sites, uses sophisticated analytical tools to categorize songs for the sake of generating compelling playlists. It also has been developing (anonymized) “taste profiles” of listeners based on their use of those sites and the feedback they provide.

    The company recently looked at those profiles to see if there was any correlation between political affiliation and listening habits. Its chief technologist, Brian Whitman, put it this way in a blog post Thursday morning:

    “CAN WE TELL IF SOMEONE IS A REPUBLICAN JUST FROM HIS OR HER ITUNES COLLECTION?

    AND IF SO, WHICH ARTISTS ARE THE KEY ‘TELLS’ FOR BOTH SIDES?”

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    ROUTE 91 HARVEST FESTIVAL

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    Added for clarity….

    HEADLINERS  FOR THE OCT 1, 2017 LAS VEGAS ROUTE 91 HARVEST FESTIVAL

    JASON ALDEAN –  ERIC CHURCH – SAM HUNT

    THEY ARE ALL AMERICAN COUNTRY MUSIC SINGERS AND  SONGWRITER.

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    Continued….

    As it happens, many of the profiles included information volunteered by the users about the politicians they supported. The company took the profiles with unambiguous party affiliations, then fed half of them into its “statistical machine learning classifiers”

    to try to come up with a model for identifying Republicans and Democrats from their taste profiles alone.

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    Republicans are from Nashville, Democrats are from Funkytown …

    articles.latimes.com › Collections › Artists

    Jul 11, 2012 – Kenny Chesney; George Strait; Reba McEntire; Tim McGraw; JASON ALDEAN; Blake Shelton; Shania Twain; Kelly Clarkson; Pink Floyd; Elvis …

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     Sunday night’s LAS VEGAS MASSACRE happened during the Route 91 Harvest Musical Festival, while JASON ALDEAN was playing. 
    “You saw JASON ALDEAN run off the stage” Fox News Oct 2, 2017 9:15AM

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    NOV 29, 2016

    JASON ALDEAN is an American country music singer songwriter.

     Blacklisted After What He Just Said About Trump

    Jason Aldean scored a hit song a few years back with “FLY OVER STATES,” a song about the men and women in the heartland of America who don’t often feel their voices are heard in the media and politics.

    “The common man is highly underestimated” Jason tells “Rolling Stone.”

    Jason says that Donald Trump spoke directly to those working class Americans, which is a big reason he is now the President-elect.

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     Bush: Katrina flyover a ‘huge mistake’ | TheHill

    thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing…/127865-bush-katrina-flyover-photo-a-huge-mistake

    Nov 5, 2010 – Former President George W. Bush said it was a “huge mistake” for him to have been photographed during a flyover. . On the way back to DC, AF-1 flies over New Orleans, Gulfport, Biloxi and Mobile, ….

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    This latest presidential election made that divide even more pronounced, and Jason has seen it play out everywhere.

    “The common man is highly underestimated” Jason tells “Rolling Stone.” “I heard a lady say it on the news the other day. She’s talking about Trump speaking to people who made under 60 grand a year. And she’s in New York, and she says, ‘To be honest, I don’t even know anybody that makes under 60 grand a year.’ No offense, but that’s where I came from. And that’s the issue. The common person out there, the everyday guy who is going to work and wanting a normal life for his family, he doesn’t work on Wall Street … that guy still has a voice. And there is a lot of them out there who feel like they’re forgotten about.”

    Jason says that Donald Trump spoke directly to those working class Americans, which is a big reason he is now the President-elect.

    Jason adds, “Trump, like the guy or not, he was out there busting his butt on the campaign trail, talking to these people and putting it in laymen’s terms for them, listening to what they had to say. He wasn’t just focusing on the big companies and the big cities. He was digging in to the heartland of America. You saw those people come out in a big way to support that because they want to feel like they have a voice, too. He shocked the world with that.”

    Jason goes on to say that he didn’t vote this year because he recently moved to a new county and didn’t get registered in time. That’s not to say he didn’t want to cast his ballot.

    “Trust me, I wanted to,” Jason says. “This is the first year I haven’t [voted] since I can remember.”

    When asked whether he would have voted for Trump, Jason declined to answer.

    “That’s one subject I do stay away from,” he explains. “Politics is a no-win.”

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    August 19, 2016

    ERIC CHURCH is an American country music singer and songwriter.

    Eric Church Shares His Take on Politics and a ‘Broken’ System

    Following the release of his powerful new song, “Kill a Word,” Eric Church is opening up about his thoughts on the presidential election and current political system.

    CHURCH’S RECENT SINGLE IS ALL ABOUT THE POWER OF WORDS, BOTH TO HEAL AND TO HARM.

    And according to an interview with Rolling Stone, Church says that the song is especially relevant given the current social and political climate of the United States.

    “I’ve never had a song that felt more meaningful and relevant than this one,” says Church. “It’s something that people need to hear.”

    The song is especially “relevant,” Church proclaims, because America is in the middle of one of the most chaotic seasons we’ve seen in recent years, both when it comes to politics and even how we interact with one another on a daily basis.

    “It’s a pretty charged-up time right now. At the end of the day, we all have to get along. I don’t care what your belief is – we can’t kill each other. It can’t happen that way,” Church says, referring to recent violence in the States. “There’s a lot of racial tension in this country, a lot of authoritative tension with police, and I think all that stuff makes for a tumultuous time.”

    Going on to speak about the current presidential election, Church admits that what he sees when traveling the country as a famous country singer is what many of us see in our own communities and neighborhoods.

    “We have a broken political system. It’s been broken a while. And there is a lot of anger. There is a lot of discontent. It’s very important that we don’t dismiss it,” says Church, adding that it might be time for leaders to readjust their priorities. “I think all of our politicians need to take a hard look at what their goals are and where we’re headed. Because I think a lot of the anger is against the political system, and that can be dangerous if it continues to get worse.”

    And when it comes to the candidates? Church says he hasn’t made up his mind about who to vote for in November, mostly because he doesn’t trust politicians and their ability to affect real change. But he does have hope when it comes to local government.

    “People feeling certain ways and feeling that anger and angst is the bigger issue. I don’t believe it’s something a president can fix,” he says. “To me, the most powerful people in this country, politically, are mayors. If you took all the mayors of the 25 biggest cities and you got them together, you could do more on that level than you ever could through the bureaucracy in Washington. For me, it is more community-based. We have to fix it at a lower floor, before a president comes in.”

    This isn’t the first time Church has spoken out about politics and the 2016 presidential race, likening it more to a WWE match than a process to select a new leader of the United States. But at the end of the day, it looks like Church is staying focused on his music more than politics. The award-winning country star just announced his 2017 Holdin’ My Own Tour that will feature three-hour solo shows sure to delight fans.
    Read More: Eric Church Shares His Take on Politics and a ‘Broken’ System | http://theboot.com/eric-church-politics/?trackback=tsmclip

    By Carrie Horton August 19, 2016 4:00 PM

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    Eric Church Lyrics – Kill A Word – AZLyrics

    https://www.azlyrics.com › E › Eric Church Lyrics

    Lyrics to “Kill A Word” song by Eric Church: If I could kill a word and watch it die I’d poison “never”, shoot “goodbye” And beat “regret” when I…

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    Oct 19, 2016

    SAM HUNT is an American country music singer and songwriter.

    Before he started singing, Sam’s initial goal was to be a professional football player.

    HE PLAYED FOOTBALL ALL THE WAY UP TO THE COLLEGE LEVEL, AND EVEN PLAYED BRIEFLY FOR THE NFL.

    Sam’s religion is unknown. Some do consider him non-religious since there is no information on his faith and he doesn’t seem to sing about it. Sam currently enjoys singing and writing country music.  His still really loves football and enjoys watching it.

    Sam has never shown any interest in politics. In one interview he did say that he would invite Obama, as one of his three hypothetical dinner guests. It seems like he might support the Democratic party, or he might just really like Obama.

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    AT THE END OF THE DAY ON OCT 1, 2017

    THE LAS VEGAS MASSACRE, THE LARGEST  MASS KILLING IN AMERICAN HISTORY LEFT 58 DEAD AND OVER 500 WOUNDED

    AND, A TOP CBS LAWYER, HAYLEY GEFTMAN-GOLD, WAS FIRED AFTER WRITING THAT SHE HAS ‘NO SYMPATHY’ FOR VEGAS VICTIMS BECAUSE THEY WERE ‘PROBABLY GUN-TOTING REPUBLICANS’

    HAYLEY GEFTMAN-GOLD, 41, TOOK TO FACEBOOK LAST NIGHT TO WRITE THAT SHE WAS ‘NOT EVEN SYMPATHETIC’ TO THOSE KILLED OR WOUNDED BECAUSE ‘COUNTRY MUSIC FANS OFTEN ARE REPUBLICAN.’

    AND,  AT THE END OF THE DAY ON OCT 2, 2017

    THE MOTIVE FOR THE MASS KILLING, AT THE COUNTRY MUSIC EVENT, IS UNKNOWN?


  • IRMA Predicting Weather with Spaghetti?

    The Weather Channel, ‘SPAGHETTI MODELS’  for Hurricane Irma showed  many potential paths for the storm.

    SEP 2, 2017 THE EUROPEAN MODEL (ECMWF)  kept  the storm tracking further west, nearing the Bahamas by the end of next week

    Who said, IRMA was not an easy storm to forecast,  as computer SPAGETTI models disagreed with one another on important details right up until landfall?

    JAN 13, 2016 – WE’VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THIS IN THE WEATHER BIZ SINCE THE 90S, BUT IT… …

    ONE OF THEM IS THAT THE EUROPEAN MODEL (ECMWF)   IS ALWAYS BETTER THAN THE GFS. (GLOBAL FORECAST SYSTEM) …

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    THE TOO LATE  GFS PREDICTION THAT DETERMINED IRMA’S LAND FALL  AND EVACUATION IN FLORIDA WAS TOO BIG TO IGNORE.

    BECAUSE ON SEP 2, 2017 IT WAS  THE EUROPEAN MODEL (ECMWF)  THAT PREDICTED  THE STORM TRACKING FURTHER WEST…. And, the entire world  knows the rest of that story….

    AFTER THE FACT, The Canadian News media noticed, and asked on The National, “Why didn’t the U.S. use the European model for predicting Hurricane IRMA?”

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    WHY INDEED, THE FAILURE OF (GFS) IS  TOO BIG TO BE IGNORED BY PRESIDENT TRUMP.

    IRMA Predicting Weather with Spaghetti?

    Predicting and evacuating 6 million people in Florida, the largest mass evacuation in U.S. history, based on the inferior (GFS) Spaghetti model decision is too big to be ignored by the Trump Administration and  We the American people. Specifically?  the U.S Department of Energy’s engagement in and with…  and/or dis-connect with the (ECMWF).

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    The History of the WA DC Establishment’s Tactic’s, Process and Progress….

    I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “throw spaghetti against the wall and see what sticks.” It’s a common way to describe the process of testing many different tactics at the same time in order to identify what works (sticks) and what doesn’t work (falls to the floor).

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    In spite of the too late GFS, IRMA land fall predictions for Florida, a higher authority prevailed,

    In God we trust, and with President Trump we the people  shall prevail.

    Under the administration of President Trump, to date,  68 lives were lost to Hurricane Irma.

    And, under the Trump Administration 82 lives were lost to Hurricane Harvey

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    The European model, is run by the European Center for Medium-range Weather Forecasting (ECMWF), the premiere U.S. Weather model, is the Global Forecast System (GFS).

    THE U.S. ANALOG TO THE EUROPEAN MODEL (ECMWF),  IS THE GLOBAL FORECAST SYSTEM (GFS).

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    TUE SEP 05 2017  500 AM AST The NOAA’s National Hurricane Center (NHC) said IRMA could have “some impacts” on Florida after passing the Caribbean.

    TUE SEP 05 2017  500 AM AST The NOAA’s National Hurricane Center (NHC) REMINDED USERS NOT TO FOCUS ON THE EXACT FORECAST TRACK, ESPECIALLY AT THE LONGER RANGES, SINCE THE AVERAGE NHC TRACK ERRORS ARE ABOUT 175 AND 225 STATUTE MILES AT DAYS 4 AND 5, RESPECTIVELY.

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    Hurricane Irma path: Why ‘spaghetti models’ show range of options …

    www.businessinsider.com/hurricane-irma-spaghetti-models-landfall-2017-9

    Sep 6, 2017 – Hurricane Irma ‘spaghetti models‘ show many potential paths for the storm — here’s … Company (the group behind The Weather Channel and the Weather … is primarily run in the US, and Euro models that come from Europe.

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    SEP 6, 2017

    Here’s what the world’s most accurate weather model predicts for Irma …

    https://arstechnica.com/…/heres-what-the-worlds-most-accurate-weather-model-predic…

    SEP 6, 2017 – Note: This story was written during the afternoon of Wednesday, Sept. 6. As of Thursday morning, the forecasts discussed within are still more …A potentially catastrophic hurricane will approach southern Florida this weekend.

    Eric Berger – 9/6/2017, 12:10 PM

    Take a look at this plot of a bunch of different models from Wednesday morning. Note the dark blue line on the left-hand side of the forecast tracks—that’s the official track forecast from the National Hurricane Center that was issued at 5am ET.

    THE US ANALOG TO THE EUROPEAN MODEL (ECMWF),  IS THE GLOBAL FORECAST SYSTEM (GFS). It has a lower resolution, and it typically doesn’t perform quite as well. The European model runs every 12 hours, so when the forecast plot was made, National Hurricane Center forecasters were working off of the 00z run, which typically comes out at about 2:30am ET. The ensemble forecasts (about 50 runs on a lower resolution model with slightly different initial conditions) typically follow about an hour later. Here’s what that ensemble data looked like for forecasters on Wednesday morning.

    CLICK ON THE LINK TO SEE the  forecast model spaghetti plot for Hurricane Irma, with an official forecast track in dark blue.

    Now, you may be wondering, “Why is the official forecast so far to the left, when all of the other models had moved east?” THE ANSWER IS THE EUROPEAN MODEL. This forecast system has superior hardware to run its calculations. But more importantly, it has a method by which it better assimilates real-world data—observations from weather networks around the world, atmospheric soundings, reconnaissance aircraft, and much more—into its calculations.

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    FRI SEP 8, 2017  BASED ON IRMA’S PROJECTED PATH, WHICH INCLUDES Florida’s heavily populated eastern coast, the enormous storm could create one of the largest mass evacuations in US history, CNN senior meteorologist Dave Hennen said. Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties combined have about 6 million people.

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    JAN 13, 2016 – WE’VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THIS IN THE WEATHER BIZ SINCE THE 90S, BUT IT… … ONE OF THEM IS THAT

    THE EUROPEAN MODEL IS ALWAYS BETTER THAN THE GFS

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    US forecast models have been pretty terrible during Hurricane Irma …

    https://arstechnica.com/…/us-forecast-models-have-been-pretty-terrible-during-hurrica…

    7 days ago – NOAA’s best weather model seems to be getting worse with hurricanes, … AT TIMES DURING HARVEY, THE EUROPEAN MODEL OUTPERFORMED HUMANS.

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    Sep 2, 2017 THE EUROPEAN MODEL kept  the storm tracking further west, nearing the Bahamas by the end of next week.

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    Tue Sep 05 2017  500 AM AST The NOAA’s National Hurricane Center (NHC) said Irma could have “some impacts” on Florida after passing the Caribbean.

    USERS ARE REMINDED TO NOT FOCUS ON THE EXACT FORECAST TRACK, ESPECIALLY AT THE LONGER RANGES, SINCE THE AVERAGE NHC TRACK ERRORS ARE ABOUT 175 AND 225 STATUTE MILES AT DAYS 4 AND 5, RESPECTIVELY.

    SEP 6, 2017 – Its latest NHC update said: “There is an increasing chance of seeing some impacts from Irma in the Florida Peninsula and the Florida Keys later this week and this weekend.  The European model kept  the storm tracking further west

    SEP 7, 2017THE STORM’S EXACT PATH STILL REMAINS UNCLEAR. But after seeing news reports about water and food shortages in Texas last week as Harvey blew through, Floridians want to be prepared, Florida residents are scrambling for supplies and prepping for ..

    FRI SEP 8, 2017  BASED ON IRMA’S PROJECTED PATH, WHICH INCLUDES Florida’s heavily populated eastern coast, the enormous storm could create one of the largest mass evacuations in US history, CNN senior meteorologist Dave Hennen said. Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties combined have about 6 million people.

    FRI SEP 8, 2017  THOUGH NOBODY KNOWS EXACTLY WHERE IRMA WILL MAKE LANDFALL, the governors of Georgia and South Carolina decided not to take any chances. They ordered mandatory evacuations of low-lying coastal areas around Savannah and Charleston.

    Other eastern Florida population centers could also see similar evacuations soon, depending on the path of the hurricane, which is expected to near Miami on Sunday.

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    For more than a week, meteorologists had insisted that the storm would travel west along the Cuban shore before suddenly shifting north toward the Florida peninsula.

    ABC News meteorologists warned Irma could threaten a wide area of the US coast ranging from Mobile, Alabama, to the Outer Banks of North Carolina and said the forecast cone of uncertainty is now very close to including parts of southern Florida and Miami. THE EUROPEAN MODEL kept  the storm tracking further west.

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    Those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it 

    WHEN 6 MILLION PEOPLE IN FLORIDA ARE EVACUATED, THE LARGEST MASS EVACUATION IN U.S. HISTORY, WAS PREDICTED  AND CAUSED BY USING   NOAA’S NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER (NHC)  INFERIOR SPAGHETTI MODEL

    THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION AND WE THE PEOPLE NEED TO BE NOTIFIED AND INFORMED.

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    MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2017 HINDSIGHT IS 20/20 

    Hurricane Irma: How the National Weather Service Prepared – The …

    https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/09/…weather…irma/539445/

    4 days ago – A couple looks at flood waters in Jacksonville, Florida on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, … Six million people had been evacuated on the basis of this alleged turn. … For the National Weather Service, Irma’s landfall represented an important … as its forecasters rushed to describe and predict the storm’s finale.

    If it failed to pivot, it would sail harmlessly into the Gulf of Mexico.

     Six million people had been evacuated on the basis of this alleged turn.

    Florida had declared a state of emergency, and the governor called up the national guard.

    Hurricane Irma again demonstrated the inferiority of the top U.S. weather model

    Hurricane Irma is one more in a long line of storms to shine a spotlight on problems with the GFS, particularly at intermediate to longer timescales. The issue gained prominence after Hurricane Sandy struck New Jersey in October 2012, which the European model hinted at at least a week in advance. The GFS model, however, didn’t catch on to the storm’s unusual track until about 5 days in advance. 

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    So Why Is the Euro Better?
    Many in the U.S. were embarrassed when the Euro beat the GFS badly for Sandy. It even got Congress whipped into a lather, and they approved tens of millions to upgrade the computers at NOAA — the agency that runs the National Weather Service. NOAA just announced that their Supercomputer is “running at record speed,” and that it “secures the U.S. reputation as a world leader…”“A” world leader, but not “THE” world leader…

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    Why the European Weather Model Remains King Over National …

    www.nbcphiladelphia.com/weather/…/European-Weather-Model-National-Weather-S…

    Jan 13, 2016 – We’ve been talking about this in the weather biz since the 90s, but it… … One of them is that the European model is always better than the GFS. … Since the GFS is just a part of NOAA’s many computer models, changing the …

    How do I know that? You can call it “chaos,” “The Butterfly Effect,” or simply “poorer initialization.” This gets complicated, but the basic story is: “garbage in, garbage out.” OK, it’s not garbage — it just isn’t as good as the way the Euro does it.

    The reason weather forecasts can never be perfect is that we can never perfectly input the exact current conditions all over the world — at all levels of the atmosphere. We’d need to measure every cubic inch of the earth!

    MIT meteorologist Edward Lorenz is credited with recognizing how chaos theory applies to weather forecasting. His famous paper in 1972 was titled: “Predictability: Does the Flap of a Butterfly’s Wings in Brazil Set Off a Tornado in Texas?” So, something as seemingly small and trivial as a butterfly flap could lead to changes in weather patterns around the world days, weeks, or months later. Small initial errors lead to bigger and bigger errors over time.

    So, the more accurate a computer model can get the current conditions, the more accurate the model is likely to be. Sure, there are dozens of other factors, but it’s like giving the Euro a 10-yard head start in a 100-yard dash. It’s possible to win, but awfully hard.
    Read more: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/weather/stories/European-Weather-Model-National-Weather-Service-365163381.html#ixzz4srcMMnbm
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    Predicting Weather with Spaghetti

    IS AN OVERSIMPLIFICATION FOR STUPID VOTERS………..

    HOWEVER, Hurricane Irma is one more in a long line of storms to shine a spotlight on problems with the GFS.

    And, Hurricane Irma again demonstrated the inferiority of the top U.S. weather model.

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    What does PWG / PWE / GFS / ECMWF stand for? – PredictWind Help …

    The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, ECMWF, is an independent intergovernmental organisation supported by most of the nations of Europe and is based at Shinfield Park, Reading, United Kingdom.

    https://support.predictwind.com/…/200214005-What-does-PWG-PWE-GFS-ECMWF…

    PWG stands for the PredictWind weather model that uses the NCEP global initial conditions for the model run and PWE is the PredictWind weather model that uses the ECMWF global initial conditions, both of these sources enable us to run our own worldwide weather models, we are the only company in the world that produces ...

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    Super-parametrization in climate and what do we learn from … – ECMWF

    https://www.ecmwf.int/…/13366-super-parametrization-climate-and-what-do-we-learn…

    Sep 4, 2015 – 305K (Future). W/m2. RCE. • SGS parameterizations can significantly alter climate … All superparameterization does is compute Q1 and Q2 …. Fall 2014: SP is in IFS Single-Column Model CY40R1;. • Currently … Preliminary results using T159 … http://www.cmmap.org/research/pubs-mmf.html. Lots of MMF …


  • Hurricane Harvey and Obama’s CSSR Report

    HURRICANE HARVEY IS A CATASTROPHIC EVENT AND WHO, IF ANYONE, DESERVES BLAME FOR THE GOVERNMENT’S PREDICTIONS?

    1 day ago – It’s the city’s third “500-year” flood in the past three years.The problem is that 500-year floods are happening more often than probability predicts …. Theoretically, the odds of a 1-in-500 event occurring three straight times are one in 125 million.

    LEARN ABOUT THE CLIMATE SCIENCE SPECIAL REPORT (CSSR)

    HMMM… 663 PAGES OF SCIENTIFIC WEATHER RELATED INTEGRATED, EVALUATED, AND INTERPRETED  AND IN THE END? PROBABILITY PREDICTED  AND THEORY PREVAILS,

    NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL A PROBLEM

    https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/8/28/…/100-500-year-flood-meaning

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    Climate Science Special Report | GlobalChange.gov

    www.globalchange.gov/content/cssr

    LEARN ABOUT THE CLIMATE SCIENCE SPECIAL REPORT (CSSR), A COMPONENT OF THE MANDATED QUADRENNIAL NATIONAL CLIMATE ASSESSMENT. CSSR is currently in …

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    OBAMA’S  (CSSR) REPORT  WAS QUIETLY RELEASED IN LATE DECEMBER 2016

    AFTER PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS ELECTED NOV 8, 2016

    BEFORE PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS SWORN IN JAN 20, 2017

    HOW STUPID DO THEY THINK WE ARE?

    THE DRAFT REPORT, KNOWN AS THE CLIMATE SCIENCE SPECIAL REPORT (CSSR),

    WAS QUIETLY RELEASED IN LATE DECEMBER 2016….

    JUST BEFORE THE OBAMA LEFT OFFICE, BY THE UNITED STATES “GLOBAL” CHANGE RESEARCH PROGRAM…

    ANOTHER 663 PAGE OBAMA CREATED HUGE GLOBALIZATION MESS,  FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP TO CLEAN UP

    HOW STUPID DO THEY THINK WE ARE?

    THEY PRINT…. MUCH OF THIS 663 PAGE REPORT IS WRITTEN AT A LEVEL MORE APPROPRIATE FOR A SCIENTIFIC AUDIENCE, THOUGH THE “EXECUTIVE SUMMARY” IS DESIGNED TO BE ACCESSIBLE TO A BROADER AUDIENCE.

    WOULD THAT “EXECUTIVE SUMMARY” BE OBAMA’S  SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE (SES)?

    THE 663 PAGE final draft report by scientists from THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATIONS  13 federal agencies CONCLUDES that Americans are feeling the effects of climate change right now. The report was completed this year and is part of the National Climate Assessment, which is congressionally mandated every four years.

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    HURRICANE HARVEY IS A CATASTROPHIC EVENT AND WHO, IF ANYONE, DESERVES BLAME FOR THE GOVERNMENT’S PREDICTIONS?

    1 day ago – It’s the city’s third “500-yearflood in the past three years.The problem is that 500-year floods are happening more often than probability predicts. Theoretically, the odds of a 1-in-500 event occurring three straight times are one in 125 million.

    HMMM… 663 PAGES OF SCIENTIFIC WEATHER RELATED INTEGRATED, EVALUATED, AND INTERPRETED  AND IN THE END? PROBABILITY PREDICTED  AND THEORY PREVAILS,

    NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL A PROBLEM

    https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/8/28/…/100-500-year-flood-meaning

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    One of the statutorily mandated products is a quadrennial assessment that USGCRP prepares and submits to the President and the Congress. This quadrennial assessment, referred to as the National Climate Assessment, is directed by the GCRA to:

    1. Integrate, evaluate, and interpret the findings of the Program and discuss the scientific UNCERTAINTIES associated with such findings
    2. Analyze the effects of global change on the natural environment, agriculture, energy production and use, land and water resources, transportation, human health and welfare, human social systems, and biological diversity
    3. Analyze current trends in global change, both human- induced and natural, and project major trends for the subsequent 25 to 100 years.

    The current quadrennial assessment, scheduled to be released in late 2018, is being developed in two parts: the Climate Science Special Report (CSSR) and the Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4). CSSR is

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    behindmyback.org

    Category Archives The Science of Uncertainty?

    Integrate, evaluate, and interpret the findings of the Program and discuss the scientific uncertainties associated with such findings

    OWNING THE WEATHER 1996- 2025?

    Analyze current trends in global change, both human- induced and natural, and project major trends for the subsequent 25 to 100 years.

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    OBAMA ADMINISTRATION 663 PAGE GLOBALCHANGE.GOV CLIMATE SCIENCE SPECIAL REPORT (CSSR)

    Read the Draft of the Climate Change Report – The New York Times

    https://www.nytimes.com/…/climate/document-Draft-of-the-Climate-Science-Special-Rep…

    Aug 7, 2017 – A draft report by scientists from 13 federal agencies concludes that Americans are feeling … Final Draft of the Climate Science Special Report.

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    Hmmm… A 1996  Weather Research Paper

    Owning the Weather in 2025 – USAF Center for Strategy and Technology

    csat.au.af.mil/2025/volume3/vol3ch15.pdf

    by CTJ House – ‎1996 – ‎Cited by 28 – ‎Related articles

    Weather as a Force Multiplier: Owning the Weather in 2025. A Research Paper. Presented To. Air Force 2025 by. Col Tamzy J. House. Lt Col James B. Near, Jr.

      Behind My Back | Manipulating the Weather for War

    www.behindmyback.org/2017/05/04/6574

    MANIPULATING THE WEATHER FOR WAR In his 1931 book The Scientific Outlook, Lord Bertrand Arthur Russell, DISCUSSED MANIPULATING THE WEATHER. “It may be that God made …

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    Category Archives The Science of Uncertainty?

    US Climate Change Study Explores Weather Modification

    www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/us-climate-change-study-under/16368732

    AUG 17, 2013A U.S. STUDY IS UNDER WAY TO EVALUATE SEVERAL POSSIBLE WAYS TO LIMIT CLIMATE CHANGE INCLUDING SOLAR RADIATION MANAGEMENT AND CARBON DIOXIDE … So, when I found out about the study on  “WEATHER MODIFICATION” study and evaluation I SENT THIS

    ·  Behind My Back | Earth Day Message to Congress

    www.behindmyback.org/2015/04/22/earth-day-message-to-congress

    Earth Day Message to Congress I am asking for an email response from our Federal and State Elected Representative with the RESULTS/scientific finding of the US …

    Posted on April 22, 2015 7:38 am by Pearl Rains Hewett

    I am asking for an email response from our Federal and State Elected Representative with the RESULTS/scientific finding  of the US Climate Change Study Explores WEATHER Modification.

    The U.S. study was expected to be finished in the fall of 2014.

    (I did not get a response)

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    Behind My Back | HB 5480 AKA Weather Modification

    www.behindmyback.org/2015/05/29/h-b-5480-aka-weather-modification/

    MAY 29, 2015 – AMEND THE TITLE “HOUSE BILL 5480 WEATHER MODIFICATION … www.behindmyback.org/category/global-weathermodification/. Apr 22 …

    IF WE ARE TO EFFECTIVELY FIGHT IN THE BATTLE TO EXPOSE AND HALT CLIMATE ENGINEERING, WE MUST STAND ON SOLID FACTS AND VERIFIABLE DATA, NOT OPINIONS, SPUN HEADLINES, AND ADOPTED IDEOLOGY

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    Category Archives The Science of Uncertainty?

    Behind My Back | GLOBAL WEATHER MODIFICATION

    www.behindmyback.org/category/global-weather-modification/

    MAY 4, 2017MANIPULATING THE WEATHER FOR WAR. In his 1931 book The …. www.behindmyback.org/category/albedo-modification/. By definition.

    snippet:

    MAY 4, 2017 OBAMA’S CLIMATE CHANGE AGENDA?

    DEC 2016 AFTER MUCH EFFORT BY THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION IN COLLUSION WITH THE U.S. GLOBAL CHANGE RESEARCH PROGRAM…

    THE DRAFT REPORT, KNOWN AS THE CLIMATE SCIENCE SPECIAL REPORT (CSSR), WAS QUIETLY RELEASED IN LATE DECEMBER 2016, JUST BEFORE THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION LEFT OFFICE, BY THE UNITED STATES GLOBAL CHANGE RESEARCH PROGRAM…

    OBAMA ADMINISTRATION CLIMATE SCIENCE SPECIAL REPORT (CSSR)

    WAS LEFT BEHIND FOR THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TO FINISH

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    CLIMATE SCIENCE SPECIAL REPORT

    The U.S. Global Change Research Program and the Climate Science Special Report

    The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) was established by Presidential initiative in 1989 and mandated by Congress in the Global Change Research Act (GCRA) of 1990.

    Its mandate is to develop and coordinate “a comprehensive and integrated United States research program which will assist the Nation and the world to understand, assess, predict, and respond to human-induced and natural processes of global change.”

    USGCRP comprises 13 Federal agencies that conduct or use research on global change and its impacts on society, in support of the Nation’s response to global change.

    USGCRP functions under the direction of the Subcommittee on Global Change Research (SGCR) of the National Science and Technology Council’s Committee on Environment, Natural Resources, and Sustainability (CENRS).

    USGCRP has three major sets of responsibilities: (a) coordinating global change research across the Federal government, (b) development and distribution of mandated products, and (c) informing decisions.

    One of the statutorily mandated products is a quadrennial assessment that USGCRP prepares and submits to the President and the Congress. This quadrennial assessment, referred to as the National Climate Assessment, is directed by the GCRA to:

    1. Integrate, evaluate, and interpret the findings of the Program and discuss the scientific uncertainties associated with such findings
    2. Analyze the effects of global change on the natural environment, agriculture, energy production and use, land and water resources, transportation, human health and welfare, human social systems, and biological diversity
    3. Analyze current trends in global change, both human- induced and natural, and project major trends for the subsequent 25 to 100 years.

    The current quadrennial assessment, scheduled to be released in late 2018, is being developed in two parts: the Climate Science Special Report (CSSR) and the Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4). CSSR is a scientific analysis that addresses requirements (1) and (3) in the list above. NCA4 uses that scientific assessment to inform an analysis of the impacts of global change on the sectors specified in (2) above, while expanding upon elements of (1) and (3), as appropriate.

    What is the Climate Science Special Report (CSSR)?

    The CSSR is a component of the current quadrennial assessment.

    The report development is overseen by the SGCR through a Federal Science Steering Committee (SSC), made up of representatives from USGCRP agencies and appointed by the SGCR. NOAA serves as the administrative agency for CSSR (i.e., NOAA established the procedures for the report and released Federal Register Notices).

    The SSC selected three Coordinating Lead Authors, all of whom were Federal employees during the development of this report. Following a public call (via Federal Register Notice) for technical contributor nominations in March 2016, the SSC endorsed writing team selections, consisting of scientists representing Federal agencies, national laboratories, universities, and the private sector. Contributing Authors were selected based on specific needs identified by the authors. Review Editors were chosen from the technical contributor pool and endorsed by SSC to ensure that authors adequately responded to all comments received during the public and National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine review periods.

    Planning for the report began in early 2015 with a prospectus developed in the summer of that year. That was followed by the development of process guidance and the naming of author teams.  Writing began in April 2016 and an initial draft was made available for public comment in December 2016. A series of technical expert reviews were conducted throughout the report’s development.  SGCR is responsible for its final clearance and, ultimately, its public release.

    Expected Timeline

    2015

    • Fall: SGCR approves report prospectus

    2016

    • March: Federal Register Notice call for technical contributor nominations
    • Spring/Summer: First Order Draft development
    • Summer: SSC review, author revision and editorial cleanup (Second Order Draft)
    • Fall/Winter: SGCR review, author revision, editorial cleanup and SSC signoff (Third Order Draft)
    • Winter 2016/Spring 2017: Third Order Draft released for public comment and National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine review

    2017

    • Spring: Author revision and editorial cleanup (Fourth Order Draft)
    • Spring/Summer: SGCR review, author revision and editorial cleanup (Fifth Order Draft)
    • 21 July: Fifth Order Draft sent to SGCR agencies for clearance
    • 18 August: Deadline for SGCR agency clearance
    • Fall: Final production, layout and website development
    • November 2017: Planned public release date

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    Question everything?

    EGAD’S…  HOLY COW….. GOSH… GOLLY AND GEE WHIZ……

    QUESTION?  IS THIS A JUST ANOTHER ALUMINUM HAT CONSPIRACY THEORY?

    I FOUND IT ON BING

    IT WAS POSTED ON JUNE 17, 2015

      Weather warfare: Is Texas being attacked with weather

    https://www.intellihub.com/weatherwarfare-is-texas-being-attacked…

    Video embedded · All BILDERBERG DEPOPULATION POLICE STATE PROPAGANDA TERROR WAR MACHINE. … Is Texas being attacked with weather manipulation technology …

     


  • Raising the Debt Ceiling for Hurricane Harvey?

    ACROSS THE US AND WORLDWIDE, FLOODING IS THE DEADLIEST AND MOST COSTLY NATURAL DISASTER.

    17 MINS AGO – HURRICANE HARVEY A CATASTROPHIC RAINFALL FLOOD THREAT; STRONGEST TEXAS …ONE OF THE WORST IN U.S HISTORY. STORM’S WORST THREAT ALSO DEADLIEST …

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    JAN 12, 2017 BEFORE PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS SWORN IN AS PRESIDENT

    THE US NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM (NFIP) WAS  $20 BILLION DOLLARS IN DEBT. THE LAST TIME I RESEARCHED NFIP  CIRCA 2012, IT WAS $18 BILLION DOLLARS UNDERWATER.

    Behind My Back | FEMA-NFIP $20 Billion Dollar Obama Mess

    www.behindmyback.org/2017/01/12/fema-nfip-20-billion-dollar-obama-mess/

    Jan 12, 2017 – ANOTHER OBAMA ADMINISTRATION $20 BILLION DOLLAR FINANCIAL … FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP AND CONGRESS TO CLEAN UP.

    NFIP IS SCHEDULED FOR CONGRESSIONAL REAUTHORIZATION IN 2017, AND THIS DEBATE PROMISES TO BE LIVELY.  THE NATURAL HAZARDS RESEARCH AND MITIGATION GROUP AT UC DAVIS HAS BEEN ANALYZING NFIP DATABASES, EXAMINING PATTERNS OVER THE HISTORY OF THE PROGRAM AND FOCUSING ON FLOOD LOSSES AND FLOOD INSURANCE, PARTICULARLY IN CALIFORNIA.

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    Aug 25, 2017

    Is FEMA Prepared for Hurricane Harvey? – Heavy.com

    heavy.com/news/2017/08/is-fema-prepared-for-hurricane-harvey/

    2 hours ago – Hurricane Harvey will pose THE FIRST MAJOR TEST FOR FEMA DURING DONALD TRUMP’S PRESIDENCY. In August 2005 Hurricane Katrina struck Florida, …

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    Hurricane Harvey: Texas braces for ‘catastrophic flooding’ as storm …

    abcnews.go.com/US/hurricane-harvey-catastrophic-flooding/story?id=49412285

    52 SECS AGO – THE TEXAS COAST IS BRACING FOR IMPACT AS HURRICANE HARVEY BEARS DOWN ON … IS EXPECTED TO BE THE WORST TO HIT THE STATE IN NEARLY TWO DECADES.

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    National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)

    www.naic.org/cipr_topics/topic_nfip.htm

    Jun 12, 2017 – National Flood Insurance Program reauthorization protects … NFIP REAUTHORIZATION EXPIRES ON SEPTEMBER 30, 2017 AND CONGRESS WILL BE …

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    LESSONS LEARNED BEFORE PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS SWORN IN AS PRESIDENT

    ACROSS THE US AND WORLDWIDE, FLOODING IS THE DEADLIEST AND MOST COSTLY NATURAL DISASTER.

    SYSTEMIC PROBLEMS FEMA  NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM NFIP

    FLOOD INSURANCE CRITICAL PROBLEMS WITH THE PROGRAM, ADMINISTERED BY THE FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (FEMA)

    DURING AND  FOLLOWING KATRINA (left out of the summary?):  THE COSTLIEST NATURAL DISASTER AND ONE OF THE FIVE DEADLIEST HURRICANES IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES.

    SUPER STORM SANDY AND OTHER DISASTERS, .. PARTICULARLY IN CALIFORNIA?

    UNSUSTAINABILITY ($20 BILLION DOLLARS UNDERWATER)

    LOW PARTICIPATION RATES

    AN INDIFFERENCE TO THE BENEFITS OF FLOOD CONTROL INFRASTRUCTURE LEVEES AND  DAMS (THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS?)

    AGENCY MISMANAGEMENT

    UNSUSTAINABLE DEBT SERVICE COSTS

    AND CONTRACTOR PROFITEERING.

    INACCURATE FLOOD MAPS

    Behind My Back | 2014 FEMA’s Warped Data?

    www.behindmyback.org/2014/03/22/2014-femas-warped-data/

    From Maine to Oregon 2014 FEMA FLOOD MAPS have often been built using outdated, inaccurate data. Homeowners, in turn, have to bear the cost of fixing …

    please click on the FEMA/NFIP  links on behindmyback.org

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    INDEED……

    Behind My Back | FEMA-NFIP $20 Billion Dollar Obama Mess

    www.behindmyback.org/2017/01/12/fema-nfip-20-billion-dollar-obama-mess/

    Jan 12, 2017 – ANOTHER OBAMA ADMINISTRATION $20 BILLION DOLLAR FINANCIAL … FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP AND CONGRESS TO CLEAN UP.

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    (SAFE) National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2017

    https://www.menendez.senate.gov/…/menendez-leads-bipartisan-flood-insurance-refor…

    Jun 13, 2017 – Legislation extends National Flood Insurance Program for 6 yrs., institutes … Congress must reauthorize the NFIP, which expires on Sept.

    The Sustainable, Affordable, Fair, and Efficient (SAFE) National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2017 tackles systemic problems with flood insurance,

    puts it back on solid fiscal ground,

    and reframes our nation’s entire disaster paradigm to one that focuses more on prevention and mitigation to spare the high cost of rebuilding after flood disasters. 

    Congress must reauthorize the NFIP, which expires on Sept. 30, 2017.

    The bill is also cosponsored by Sens. John Kennedy (R-La.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.),

     ELIZABETH WARREN (D-MASS.) Pocahontas?

    and Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), all members of the Senate Banking and Appropriations Committees that are ULTIMATELY CHARGED WITH WRITING THE NFIP REAUTHORIZATION LEGISLATION, and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.).   

    SAFE NFIP addresses critical problems with the program, administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), following Superstorm Sandy AND OTHER DISASTERS: unsustainability, low participation rates, inaccurate flood maps, an indifference to the benefits of flood control infrastructure, agency mismanagement, unsustainable debt service costs and contractor profiteering.

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    Reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program – RIMS.org

    https://www.rims.org/externalaffairs/…/NFIP%20Reauthorization%20Issue%20Brief.p…

    The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), created as a result of the … WE EXPECT THE FUTURE OF THE NFIP TO BE CHALLENGED WHEN IT COMES UP FOR REAUTHORIZATION IN 2017; ... it is eligible for funding through an appropriations bill in congress.

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    S.1571 – 115th Congress (2017-2018): National Flood Insurance …

    https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/1571

    Jul 17, 2017 – S.1571 – National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018) | Get alerts …

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    HURRICANE HARVEY – National Hurricane Center

    www.nhc.noaa.gov/graphics_at4.shtml?cone

    This graphic shows an approximate representation of coastal areas under a hurricane warning (red), hurricane watch (pink), tropical storm warning (blue) and …

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    Hurricane Harvey will bring ‘large-scale’ damage; FEMA chief ‘afraid …

    abcnews.go.com/US/hurricane-harvey-bring-large-scale-damage-fema-chief/story?…

    4 hours ago – Hurricane Harvey is still strengthening as it steers toward Texas today, and FEMA administrator Brock Long fears residents may not be heeding …

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    Hurricane Harvey a Catastrophic Rainfall Flood Threat; Strongest …

    https://weather.com/…/hurricane/…/hurricane-harvey-forecast-gulf-coast-texas-louisia…

    17 MINS AGO – HURRICANE HARVEY A CATASTROPHIC RAINFALL FLOOD THREAT; STRONGEST TEXAS …

    ONE OF THE WORST IN U.S HISTORY. STORM’S WORST THREAT ALSO DEADLIEST …


  • Ironically Sen. Chappelle-Nadal (D)

    Ironically Sen. Chappelle-Nadal (D)

    OF YOUR UNSPOKEN WORD YOU ARE THE MASTER, OF YOUR SPOKEN WORD THE SERVANT, AND OF YOUR WRITTEN WORD THE SLAVE. …

    ‘I hope Trump is assassinated,’ Missouri lawmaker writes | The Kansas …

    www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article167755572.html

    3 days ago – … on Facebook saying she hoped President Donald Trump would be assassinated. … ‘I am not resigning,’ Missouri Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal says, defying …. “A whole bunch of people responded to that. …. Chappelle-Nadal should be ashamed of herself for adding her voice to this toxic environment.

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    Words are like eggs dropped from great heights; you can no more call them back than ignore the mess they leave when they fall.

    In response for writing she hopes President Donald Trump will be assassinated on Facebook, Sen. Chappelle-Nadal (D)  took down her post?

    Sen. Chappelle-Nadal (D)   quickly deleted the post.

    Gov. Eric Greitens, a Republican, issued the first warning just before noon in a series of tweets blasting Chappelle-Nadal, a Democrat, for a comment Thursday on Facebook in which she said “I hope Trump is assassinated!”

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    Threatening the President of the United States is a felony under United States Code Title 18,

    Missouri Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal (D) a  woman of color and a member of congress… on Facebook wrote, she hoped President Donald Trump would be assassinated.,  she wrote her “hope threat” on public media. Was she hoping that she could put somebody else up to it? …. or hoping that the act of killing the President will be committed by someone else?

    Accessory before (or after) the fact, a person who incites……..

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    Jan 6, 2015 – Senator Chappelle-Nadal (D)  is no stranger to controversy.

    Chappelle-Nadal Sparks Controversy Over Her Tweets On Ferguson …

    news.stlpublicradio.org/…/chappelle-nadal-sparks-controversy-over-her-tweets-fergus…

    Jan 6, 2015 – Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City, wants to make one point clear: … not a legislator representing #Ferguson & you have not communicated w me, … The senator said her recent controversial comments on Twitter were …

    She attracted attention early on for her active participation in the Ferguson protests and her outspoken criticism — including expletive-laden Tweets and disparaging signs — of  Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon.

    State Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, said that some see Chappelle-Nadal’s public comments – especially on Twitter – as igniting controversy instead of fostering reconciliation.

    But Nasheed added,“She has a right to speak her mind. She says what she means, and she means what she says.”

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    Missouri state senator says she hopes Donald Trump is assassinated …

    www.independent.co.uk › News › World › Americas

    2 days ago – … Secret Service for saying she hopes President Donald Trump will be assassinated. ... The politician said “I hope Trump is assassinated! … When people of colour are respected by this White House and they are willing to do …

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    WORST COMMENT ON RECENT CONFEDERATE STATUES REACTION

    ‘I hope Trump is assassinated,’ Missouri lawmaker writes | The Kansas …

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    Best comment regarding recent Confederate statues reactions…

    Missouri governor joins call for expulsion of senator who hoped for …

    THE BEST COMMENT EVER regarding recent Confederate statues reactions…

    Blacks who were never slaves are fighting whites who were never Nazis over a Confederate statue erected by southern Democrats because now Democrats can’t stand their own history anymore……yet somehow it’s Trumps fault!

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    Secret Service investigating Maria Chappelle-Nadal – CNNPolitics

    www.cnn.com/2017/08/17/politics/missouri-state-senator-donald…/index.html

    2 days ago – … said she hoped President Donald Trump would be assassinated. … see anyone assassinated, but he should not be president, he should be …

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    Words are like eggs dropped from great heights; you can no more call them back than ignore the mess they leave when they fall.

    Missouri governor joins call for expulsion of senator who hoped for …

    www.stltoday.com/…/missouri…call…senator…/article_0064e426-b5c1-5a61-960b-00…

    2 days ago – Maria Chappelle-Nadal: Resign or be removed from office. … in my position as president of the Missouri Senate, immediately seek the expulsion … “The process of expulsion is a significant, rarely used step that should not be …

    “I’m calling on Sen. Chappelle-Nadal to do the right thing and resign from her office,” Parson said. “However, if she does not do so by veto session, I will, in my position as president of the Missouri Senate, immediately seek the expulsion pursuant to Article III Section 18 of the Missouri Constitution.”

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    WORTH REPEATING

    WORST COMMENT ON RECENT CONFEDERATE STATUES REACTION

    ‘I hope Trump is assassinated,’ Missouri lawmaker writes | The Kansas …

    Best comment regarding recent Confederate statues reactions…

    Missouri governor joins call for expulsion of senator who hoped for …

    Best  comment EVER regarding recent Confederate statues reactions…

    INDEED, Blacks who were never slaves are fighting whites who were never Nazis over a Confederate statue erected by southern Democrats because now Democrats can’t stand their own history anymore……yet somehow it’s Trumps fault!

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    Ironically Sen. Chappelle-Nadal (D)

    OF YOUR UNSPOKEN WORD YOU ARE THE MASTER, OF YOUR SPOKEN WORD THE SERVANT, AND OF YOUR WRITTEN WORD THE SLAVE. …


  • PBS Using Arson as a Form of Protest?

    Sep 1, 2011 PBS shows how a group of activists used arson as a form of protest
    PBS Lesson Plan: Examining the Role of (Arson) Protest in a Democracy?
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    Arsonists or Terrorists? Film Details Rise, Fall of Earth Liberation Front …

    www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/environment-july-dec11-efp_09-01/

    Sep 1, 2011The Earth Liberation Front, a radical environmental activist group, was named a domestic terrorist threat by the FBI in 2001. In this documentary …

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    Sep 1, 2011  I watched “ONE” PBS Lesson Plan: A detailed video account of exactly, in full detail, of how Earth Liberation Front (ELF) planned, plotted and carried out, burned and terrorized.

    I called PBS and complained, the last thing in the world that the U.S.A  needs is the entire game plan for how domestic terrorists, planned it, did it and got away with it!

    AND PBS SAID, “YOU HAVE TO WATCH THE WHOLE SERIES”

    PBS EDUCATION: Internet access and equipment to show the class online video.

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    ECO-TERRORISTS USING ARSON  Sep 1, 2011 July 24, 2017
    The power of suggestion
     
    Email  Monday, July 24, 2017 10:02 AM
    Subject: Eco-Terroists/Arsonists declaring “We will BURN you out!”

    “We will BURN you out”.  The section that can be found in the article is under the heading “Public Outrage and Death Threats”.

    http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/environment/with-their-cattle-grazing-in-washingtons-wolf-country-ranchers-work-and-worry/

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    Sep 1, 2011 PETER JENNINGS, ABC News: You may have heard of the Earth Liberation Front (ELF). The attorney general himself says it’s a domestic terrorist organization. The FBI says it is one of the most dangerous groups in the country.

    A Story of the Earth Liberation Front: Lesson Plan: Examining … – PBS

    www.pbs.org › POV › If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front

    A Story of the Earth Liberation Front: Lesson Plan: Examining the Role of Protest in a … Internet access and equipment to show the class online video.

    A Story of the Earth Liberation Front: Lesson Plan: Examining the Role of Protest in a Democracy

    The clips used in this lesson are from the film If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front, which SHOWS HOW A GROUP OF ACTIVISTS USED ARSON AS A FORM OF PROTEST against companies they believed were threatening the environment.

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    The federal government provides about $450 million to the corporation, known as the CPB, each year. The CPB, in turn, distributes grants to local TV and radio stations and producers of news and entertainment programming.

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    The White House says the cuts are consistent with “the president’s approach to move the Nation toward fiscal responsibility” and “redefine the proper role of the federal government.”

    Dan Gainor of the Media Research Center, a conservative group that opposes the subsidies, tweeted Thursday morning, “There simply is no legitimate reason for government to fund left-wing media. #DefundNPR #DefundPBS”

    The budget also proposes severing all federal funding for the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities, which are resources for public media producers.

    Indeed, left-wing media should be funded by the free market, not by taxpayers.

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    Is PBS a public benefit corporation?

    Mission | About PBS | PBS About

    www.pbs.org/about/about-pbs/mission-statement/

    PBS is a private, nonprofit corporation, founded in 1969, whose members are America’s public TV stations — noncommercial, educational licensees that operate …

    ” Corporation for Public Broadcasting CEO Patricia Harrison emphasized that noncommercial stations offer educational shows for kids, historical documentaries, newscasts, and emergency alerts.

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    What is a public benefit corporation?

    Publicbenefit corporations are a specific type of corporation that allow for public benefit to be a charter purpose in addition to the traditional corporate goal of maximizing profit for shareholders. … These corporations often operate in heavily regulated industries, such as broadcasting and transportation.

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    JULY 30, 2017

    PBS Chief Details Stakes of Trump Budget Fight: “There Isn’t a Plan B”

    11:04 AM PDT 7/30/2017 by Michael O’Connel

    What is a certified B Company?

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    JULY 30, 2017  MORE PBS LIBERAL NEWS HOUR  BS….

    Can some corporations become forces for good? | PBS NewsHour

    www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/can-corporations-become-forces-good/

    19 hours ago JULY 30, 2017 This spring, food and beverage company DanoneWave became the largest public benefit corporation in the U.S., with 6,000 employees and $6 …

    What is a certified B Company?
    B Corp is to business what Fair Trade certification is to coffee or USDA Organic certification is to milk. B Corps are for-profit companies certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.
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    What is a nonprofit public benefit corporation?
    PBS is a private, nonprofit corporation, founded in 1969, whose members are America’s public TV stations — noncommercial, educational licensees that operate …
    A publicbenefit nonprofit corporation is a type of nonprofit corporation chartered by a state government, and organized primarily or exclusively for social, educational, recreational or charitable purposes by like-minded citizens.
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    PBS EDUCATIONAL LESSONS FOR LIKE MINDED ENVIRONMENTAL ECO-TERRORIST PROTESTORS  AND HOW THINGS LIKE ARSON WORK FOR PROTESTING IN A DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENT?
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    The bottom line..
    Dan Gainor of the Media Research Center, a conservative group that opposes the subsidies, tweeted Thursday morning,“There simply is no legitimate reason for government to fund left-wing media. #DefundNPR #DefundPBS”
    The White House says the cuts are consistent with “the president’s approach to move the Nation toward fiscal responsibility” and “redefine the proper role of the federal government.”
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     Read all about it from the left-wing media!

    PBS and NPR are ready to fight budget cuts — again – Mar. 16, 2017

    money.cnn.com/2017/03/16/media/public-media-pbs-npr-budget-cuts/index.html

    Mar 16, 2017 – group that opposes the subsidies, tweeted Thursday morning, “There simply is no legitimate reason for government to fund left-wing media.


  • Understanding WA DC Politics 1883-2017

    Despite the host of management and organizational studies, Washington exposés and critiques of bureaucracy very little information is available about the working world, and everyday conduct of the top people in government.

    June 25, 2017 There is no LEFT or RIGHT in my 937th comment, there is only the WRONG that has been progressively committed, against the best interest of American citizens by WA DC POLITICIANS et al, behind our backs, behind closed doors.

    Despite the information available on the internet, very little information has been documented and provided to the working people in America, by the public media on the everyday conduct of the top people in the U.S. government..

    To and for the understanding of a reasonable person, I submit the following

    Understanding WA DC Politics 1883- 1952- 1977- 1979-2017

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    1883 UNDERSTANDING THE CIVIL SERVICE MERIT SYSTEM?

     Approved on January 16, 1883, THE PENDLETON ACT established a merit-based system of selecting government officials and supervising their work. THE ACT ALSO MADE IT UNLAWFUL TO FIRE OR DEMOTE FOR POLITICAL REASONS EMPLOYEES WHO WERE COVERED BY THE LAW

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    1952 UNDERSTANDING THE PLUM BOOK?

    The Republican Party popular war hero General Dwight D. Eisenhower and won the hotly-fought presidential contest, in a landslide with 442 electoral votes, ending 22 consecutive years of Democratic control of the White House.

    After  Eisenhower was elected president, after the hotly-fought presidential contest, the list was written and published by the defeated Democrats in 1952

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    MY MISUNDERSTANDING “A GOVERNMENT OF STRANGERS”

    Due to my ignorance,  on Nov  11, 2016, three days after President Trump was elected, my understanding of a government of strangers was the 7000 SES operatives permanently embedded in the U.S. government.  

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    1977 – 2007 UNDERSTANDING A GOVERNMENT OF STRANGERS:

     EXECUTIVE POLITICS IN WASHINGTON?

    Methodology: Interviews with 200 civil servants and political appointees from different departments and at different career stages.

    Summary of Heclo: A government of strangers – From WikiSummary …

    wikisum.com/w/Heclo:_A_government_of_strangers

    Aug 14, 2007 – Political executive officers are supposed to guide and control, rather than … 1977. A government of strangers: Executive politics in Washington.

    Overview · ‎Abstract: · ‎Question: · ‎Chapter-by-Chapter Notes

    Overview

    Abstract:

    The book’s main objective is to explore the process by which high-ranking political executives and bureaucrats interact with each other in Washington. Political executive officers are supposed to guide and control, rather than merely reflect, the various interests in the executive branch. However, they are ill-suited to do so: they come to power being strangers and amateurs. Heclo studies the relationship between executives (presidential appointees) and bureaucrats (civil servants). The former are interested in political control, and the latter in policy continuity.

    Question:

    General research question: Can politicians guide what government does by controlling the people who do it? To what extent does appointment power make political control of the bureaucracy possible?

    • What are the implications of the politicization of the bureaucracy for political control (as embodied in political executives) and bureaucratic autonomy (as embodied in high-level civil servants) within the executive branch?
    • How do political executives (interested in political control) and bureaucrats (interested in administrative continuity, bureaucratic autinomy) interact with each other in Washington?

    Answer:

    High ranking civil servants strike a balance between the demands of political executives and bureaucrats. Bureaucracies pit the ambitions and plans of career bureaucrats against those of political appointees, who are at an organizational and informational disadvantage. Because the process of career advancement of high-ranking civil servants has been politicized, they may balance the demands of political executives and bureaucrats.

    High ranking career officials who are part of a civil service system add a third dimension to the interaction between political executives and bureaucrats. They are supposed to be responsive to the legal authority of political heads, but they also have institutional responsibilities and a longer time horizon than the political heads. “The civil service idea in Washington may be a counterpoint for balancing strictly political and bureaucratic demands, but it rests on slippery foundations” (32).

    Political executives can usually do better by evoking conditional cooperation rather than invoking their authority. (220) Conditional cooperation comes from developing trust with civil servants, building alliances within the agency and outside the agency (interest groups, media, other agencies, administration), and choosing strategically which goals to pursue.

    Place in the Literature:

    Sides with Seidman (1998), Neustadt (1960) regarding the power of the presidency and the constraints imposed by the internal structure of the executive. Does not address the issue of congressional dominance directly (thus, neither confirms nor denies). Discussion of “marrying the natives” suggests some degree of bureaucratic independence.

    General Argument:

    • Presidential campaigns do not produce action programs that can be precisely legislated and then put into play by the bureaucracy.
    • Transition teams are likely to be poorly organized and political appointments (and the movements of their bureaucratic counterparts) are made after the fact.
    • Therefore, these decisions are made in haste under incomplete information. Under these circumstances, it is reasonable to believe that executives will use criteria on which information is available (i.e. political affiliation and service to the party or its members) as a basis for decision-making.
    • Higher-level staffing decisions, even within the civil service, become de facto political appointments (with political attachments to both the executive and relevant congressional actors, i.e. subgovernments and iron triangles).
    • Relationship of top civil servants and political appointees is therefore “smudgy,” i.e. not well defined. Because this relationship is not well defined, there is an absence of political and policy leadership within the bureaucracy. Political appointees “go native,” undermining presidential control, while bureaucrats are increasingly controlled by elected officials.
    • For this reason, policy implementation within the bureaucracy is not characterized by rational, hierarchical modes of interaction, but rather by establishing cooperation. This occasions the development of strategic planning and support-coalition formation.
      • The original purpose of the civil service is undermined.
      • Principal-agent relations are not clearly established and information is not efficiently disseminated.

    Suggested shape of reform:

    The establishment of a senior civil service (called Federal Executive Officers) in which rank is attached to individuals, not to jobs (unclear how this would bring about more predictable relationships between bureaucrats and political appointees, although it would make for the routinization of the post-filling process).

    Methodology: Interviews with 200 civil servants and political appointees from different departments and at different career stages.

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    1978-1979 UNDERSTANDING THE SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE (SES)?

    Overview & History – OPM

    https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive…/overview-history/

    History. The Senior Executive Service (SES) was established by Title IV of the Civil Service Reform Act (CSRA) of 1978 (P.L. 95-454, October 13, 1978) and became effective on July 13, 1979.

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    OPM CORRECTIVE ACTIONS REQUIRED?

    “(c) If the Office makes a written finding, on the basis of information obtained under the program established under subsection (b)(2) of this section or otherwise, that any action taken by an agency pursuant to authority delegated under subsection (a)(2) of this section is contrary to any law, rule, or regulation, or is contrary to any standard established under subsection (b)(1) of this section, the agency involved shall take any corrective action the Office may require.

    UNDERSTANDING 2014 VETERAN’S SCANDAL the 300 SES employees involved? Understanding why not “ONE” was fired and Understanding why they all collected their bonuses?  

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    2014-2017 UNDERSTANDING THE MERIT OF THE CIVIL SERVICE SYSTEM?

     IT IS UNLAWFUL TO FIRE OR DEMOTE OVER 9,000 (SES) FEDERAL CIVIL SERVICE LEADERSHIP AND SUPPORT POSITIONS IN THE LEGISLATIVE AND EXECUTIVE BRANCHES OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FOR POLITICAL REASONS

    INDEED, IN 1883 THE  MERIT-BASED SYSTEM WAS  SELECTING GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS

    AND SUPERVISING THEIR WORK.

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    JUNE 25, 2017  UNDERSTANDING?

    Trump 76: Plum Book 9,000 SES-GS jobs 1952 – 2016 | Darrell Smith …

    https://www.linkedin.com/…/trump-76-8000-presidential-appointments-plum-book-d…

    Jan 5, 2017 – December 2016: The Government Printing Office released the United States Policy and Supporting Positions (Plum Book) for 2016 on 5 Dec … The Plum Book contains data (as of June 30, 2016) on over 9,000 Federal civil service leadership and support positions in the legislative and executive branches of the Federal Government that may be subject to noncompetitive appointment.

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    The bottom line…..

    June 25, 2017 There is no LEFT or RIGHT in my 937th comment, there is only the WRONG that has been progressively committed, against the best interest of American citizens by WA DC POLITICIANS et al, behind our backs, behind closed doors.


  • FCC: Substantive Evil to Public Safety

    FCC: Substantive Evil to Public Safety

    CNN KATHY GRIFFITH USED  A PUBLIC TELEVISION NETWORK, (REGULATED BY THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)  TO COMMUNICATE AND VISUALLY DISPLAY, HER PROFANE “GROSSLY OFFENSIVE” DISTURBING, STOMACH TURNING, GORY, DECAPITATED BLOODY HEAD OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

    Kathy Griffin Beheads Donald Trump in Shocking Photo Shoot | TMZ …

    www.tmz.com/2017/05/30/kathy-griffin-beheads-donald-trump-photo-tyler-shields/

    May 30, 2017 – Kathy Griffin wants Donald Trump’s head … but she wants it bloody and … The comedian posed for the gory shot during a photo session with …

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    MAY 30, 2017  CNN KATHY GRIFFITH HOLDING UP THE SEVERED BLOODY, HEAD  OF PRESIDENT TRUMP,  ON PUBLIC TELEVISION, DID DESTROY THE TRANQUILITY, DID  DISTURB THE PEACE, DID TROUBLE, DID FRIGHTEN, DID STIR UP, DID AGITATE, DID EMOTIONALLY OR MENTALLY; UPSET…   USING PUBLIC FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

    IF YOU SEE SOMETHING THAT INVOLVES  A “CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER OF SERIOUS, SUBSTANTIVE EVIL” TO THE PUBLIC SAFETY et al  AMERICAN CONGRESSMEN AND CITIZENS

    SAY SOMETHING…

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    FCC Broadcasting obscene content is prohibited by law at all times of the day. Indecent and PROFANE CONTENT ARE PROHIBITED ON BROADCAST TV AND RADIO BETWEEN 6 A.M. AND 10 P.M., WHEN THERE IS A REASONABLE RISK THAT CHILDREN MAY BE IN THE AUDIENCE. 

    PRESIDENT TRUMP’S  11 YEAR OLD SON, BARRON TRUMP, WAS WATCHING TELEVISION TUESDAY, MAY 30, 2017

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    WHAT IS THE FCC’S RESPONSIBILITY?

    EXPRESSIONS OF VIEWS THAT “DO NOT” INVOLVE A “CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER OF SERIOUS, SUBSTANTIVE EVIL” COME UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE CONSTITUTION, WHICH GUARANTEES FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND FREEDOM OF THE PRESS AND PREVENTS SUPPRESSION OF THESE EXPRESSIONS BY THE FCC.

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    WHAT “CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER OF SERIOUS, SUBSTANTIVE EVIL” DID KATHY GRIFFITH VIEWS ON CNN INCITE?

    Kathy Griffin recently promoted a video showing a bloody, decapitated head of President Trump, demonstrating ISIS-style tactics for murdering your political opponents. The message? It’s okay to kill Republicans, and especially Trump.

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    Seething hatred of left-wing media drives shooter to target …

    www.naturalnews.com/2017-06-14-seething-hatred-of-left-wing-media-drives-shoote…

    2 days ago – TARGETING REPUBLICANS FOR THE KIND OF MASS MURDER PROMOTED BY KATHY …. TO TARGET CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS IN ATTEMPTED MASS SHOOTING.

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    Federal law prohibits obscene, indecent and PROFANE, content from being broadcast on the radio or T.V.

    IN THE SUPREME COURT’S 1964 LANDMARK CASE ON OBSCENITY AND PORNOGRAPHY, JUSTICE STEWART POTTER FAMOUSLY WROTE: “I KNOW IT WHEN I SEE IT.”  THAT CASE STILL INFLUENCES FCC RULES TODAY, AND COMPLAINTS FROM THE PUBLIC ABOUT BROADCASTING OBJECTIONABLE CONTENT DRIVE THE ENFORCEMENT OF THOSE RULES.

    IN OTHER WORDS, IF YOU “KNOW IT, WHEN YOU SEE IT” AND FIND IT OBJECTIONABLE, YOU CAN TELL THE FCC AND ASK US TO CHECK INTO IT.

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    THE MEDIA BUREAU PHONE: (202) 418-7200 oversees broadcast radio and television, as well as cable and satellite services on behalf of consumers. It also administers licensing and policy matters for broadcast services and cable, and handles post-licensing matters for satellite services.

    Full unedited text….

    Obscene, Indecent and Profane Broadcasts Guide.

    Federal law prohibits obscene, indecent and profane content from being broadcast on the radio or TV.  That may seem clear enough, but determining what obscene, indecent and profane mean can be difficult, depending on who you talk to.

    In the Supreme Court’s 1964 landmark case on obscenity and pornography, Justice Stewart Potter famously wrote: “I know it when I see it.”  That case still influences FCC rules today, and complaints from the public about broadcasting objectionable content drive the enforcement of those rules.

    In other words, if you “know it when you see it” and find it objectionable, you can tell the FCC and ask us to check into it.

    Deciding what’s obscene, indecent or profane

    Each type of content has a distinct definition:

    Obscene content does not have protection by the First Amendment.  For content to be ruled obscene, it must meet a three-pronged test established by the Supreme Court: It must appeal to an average person’s prurient interest; depict or describe sexual conduct in a “patently offensive” way; and, taken as a whole, lack serious literary, artistic, political or scientific value.

    Indecent content portrays sexual or excretory organs or activities in a way that does not meet the three-prong test for obscenity.

    PROFANE, content includes “grossly offensive” language that is considered a public nuisance.

    Factors in determining how FCC rules apply include the specific nature of the content, the time of day it was broadcast and the context in which the broadcast took place.

    Broadcasting obscene content is prohibited by law at all times of the day. Indecent and PROFANE, content are prohibited on broadcast TV and radio between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m., when there is a reasonable risk that children may be in the audience.

    What about cable, satellite TV and satellite radio?

    Because obscenity is not protected by the First Amendment, it is prohibited on cable, satellite and broadcast TV and radio.  However, the same rules for indecency and profanity do not apply to cable, satellite TV and satellite radio because they are subscription services.

    ENFORCING THE RULES

    Enforcement of the obscenity, indecency and profanity rules usually begins with complaints from the public that FCC staff review for possible violations. If an investigation is warranted and the FCC finds a station in violation of its rules, it has the authority to revoke a station license, impose a fine or issue a warning.

    What information should I include in an obscenity, indecency or profanity complaint with the FCC?

    When filing a complaint, please include the following information:

    • Date and time of the broadcast.
    • The call sign, channel and/or frequency of the station.
    • Details of what was actually said or depicted during the broadcast.

    Detailed complaints are helpful for analyzing the context of offensive language, images or scenes and determining possible rule violations. It is also helpful (but not a requirement) to include a recording or transcript of a broadcast when possible, though any documentation you provide becomes part of the FCC’s records and may not be returned.

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    THE FCC AND FREEDOM OF SPEECH

    Full unedited text….

    FCC and Freedom of Speech Guide (pdf)

    The Federal Communications Commission receives numerous complaints that television and/or radio networks, stations or their employees or guests have broadcast extreme, incorrect or somehow improper political, economic or social statements.

    In some cases, the complaints allege that certain broadcast statements may endanger the United States or its people, or threaten our form of government, our economic system or established institutions like family or marriage. They say these statements are “un-American” and an abuse of freedom of speech. The FCC also receives complaints that some broadcast statements criticize, ridicule, “stereotype” or demean individuals or groups because of the religion, race, nationality, gender or other characteristics of the group or individual.

    FINALLY, MANY CONSUMERS COMPLAIN THAT TELEVISION OR RADIO BROADCASTS ARE OBSCENE, INDECENT, PROFANE OR OTHERWISE OFFENSIVE.

    WHAT IS THE FCC’S RESPONSIBILITY?

    The FCC is barred by law from trying to prevent the broadcast of any point of view. The Communications Act prohibits the FCC from censoring broadcast material, in most cases, and from making any regulation that would interfere with freedom of speech.

    EXPRESSIONS OF VIEWS THAT “DO NOT” INVOLVE A “CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER OF SERIOUS, SUBSTANTIVE EVIL” COME UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE CONSTITUTION, WHICH GUARANTEES FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND FREEDOM OF THE PRESS AND PREVENTS SUPPRESSION OF THESE EXPRESSIONS BY THE FCC.

    According to an FCC opinion on this subject, “the public interest is best served by permitting free expression of views.” This principle ensures that the most diverse and opposing opinions will be expressed, even though some may be highly offensive.

    THE FCC, HOWEVER, DOES HAVE ENFORCEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES IN CERTAIN LIMITED INSTANCES. For example, the Courts have said that indecent material is protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution AND CANNOT BE BANNED ENTIRELY.

    IT MAY BE RESTRICTED, HOWEVER, IN ORDER TO AVOID ITS BROADCAST WHEN THERE IS A REASONABLE RISK THAT CHILDREN MAY BE IN THE AUDIENCE. BETWEEN 6 A.M. AND 10 P.M. (when there is the greatest likelihood that children may be watching,) airing indecent material is prohibited by FCC rules.

    Broadcasters are required to schedule their programming accordingly or face enforcement action. Similarly, the Commission has stated that profane material is prohibited between 6 A.M. and 10 P.M.

    Finally, the courts have ruled that obscene material is not protected by the First Amendment and cannot be broadcast at any time. For more information about these rules, see our consumer guide.

    WHAT ARE THE BROADCASTERS’ RESPONSIBILITIES?

    Individual radio and television station licensees are responsible for selecting all broadcast matter and for determining how their stations can best serve their communities. Broadcast licensees are responsible for choosing both the entertainment programming and the programming concerning local issues, news, public affairs, religion, sports and other subjects to be aired by the station. They also decide how their programs, including call-in shows, will be conducted and whether or not to edit or reschedule programs or material (for example, moving a program to a time slot during which children may not be listening or watching).

    WHAT IF I HAVE A COMMENT AND/OR CONCERN ABOUT A SPECIFIC BROADCAST OR STATEMENT?

    If you consider a broadcast obscene, indecent, or PROFANE, you can file a complaint with the FCC. Factors in determining how FCC rules apply include the specific nature of the content, the time of day it was broadcast and the context in which the broadcast took place.

    PRESIDENT TRUMP’S  11 YEAR OLD SON, BARRON TRUMP, WAS WATCHING TELEVISION THAT DAY, TUESDAY, MAY 30, 2017

    HOW MANY OTHER CHILDREN WERE WATCHING?

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    It’s also clear that the shooter specifically targeted a Republican softball game, obviously driven to hatred and rage by the venomous narratives of the left-wing media and its Trump-hating propagandists.

    Leftist Violence Reaches Nadir in Assassination Attempt on GOP …

    www.newsmax.com/DeroyMurdock/james-t-hodgkinson-kathy-griffin…/796331/

    18 hours ago – PRETTY SOON, ALL OF THIS ASSASSINATION TALK WILL GET SOMEONE SHOT, I told my Fox News colleague Tucker Carlson on Tuesday afternoon. And on …

    INDEED, A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER OF SERIOUS, SUBSTANTIVE EVIL” INCITING VIOLENCE.

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    THE FCC AND FREEDOM OF SPEECH

    EXPRESSIONS OF VIEWS THAT “DO NOT” INVOLVE  A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER OF SERIOUS, SUBSTANTIVE EVIL” COME UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE CONSTITUTION,

     WHICH GUARANTEES FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND FREEDOM OF THE PRESS AND PREVENTS SUPPRESSION OF THESE EXPRESSIONS BY THE FCC.

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    In the Supreme Court’s 1964 landmark case on obscenity and pornography, Justice Stewart Potter famously wrote: “I KNOW IT WHEN I SEE IT.”

     THAT CASE STILL INFLUENCES FCC RULES TODAY, AND COMPLAINTS FROM THE PUBLIC ABOUT BROADCASTING OBJECTIONABLE CONTENT DRIVE THE ENFORCEMENT OF THOSE RULES.

    IN OTHER WORDS, IF YOU “KNOW IT WHEN YOU SEE IT” AND FIND IT OBJECTIONABLE, you can tell the FCC and ask us to check into it.

    AND, YOU CAN FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE FCC.

    IF YOU SEE SOMETHING THAT INVOLVES  A “CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER OF SERIOUS, SUBSTANTIVE EVIL” TO THE PUBLIC SAFETY et al AMERICAN CONGRESSMEN AND CITIZENS

    SAY SOMETHING…

    THE FCC’S PUBLIC SAFETY & HOMELAND SECURITY BUREAU (PSHSB) ADVISES, MAKES RECOMMENDATIONS TO, OR ACTS FOR THE COMMISSION UNDER DELEGATED AUTHORITY, IN ALL MATTERS PERTAINING TO PUBLIC SAFETY, HOMELAND SECURITY, NATIONAL SECURITY, EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND PREPAREDNESS, DISASTER MANAGEMENT, AND ANCILLARY OPERATIONS. 

    FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE FCC MEDIA BUREAU AND  SEND IT TO YOUR ELECTED MEMBERS IN THE U.S. CONGRESS.

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    foot note…

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent agency of the United States government created by statute (47 U.S.C. § 151 and 47 U.S.C. § 154) TO REGULATE interstate communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable.

    Contact Phone: (202) 418-1300 24/7 Operations Center: (202) 418-1122


  • The Global Terrorism Index 2016-2017?

    The published 2016 Global Terrorism Index is below

    What’s new in 2017?

    Start on May 26, 2017

    It’s Just where Another Terrorist Attack is most likely

    Mapped: Terror threat around the world – Telegraph

    www.telegraph.co.uk › Travel › Maps and graphics

    May 26, 2017MAPPED: THE 48 COUNTRIES WHERE A TERRORIST ATTACK IS MOST LIKELY … FOLLOWING THE MANCHESTER BOMBING MI5 HAS RAISED THE UK’S TERROR THREAT LEVEL TO “CRITICAL”, the third time it has …

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    Global Terrorism Index 2016: Developed countries suffer dramatic rise …

    www.independent.co.uk › News › World › World Politics

    Nov 16, 2016 – The world’s most developed countries have suffered a dramatic increase in deaths as a result of terrorism in the last year, according to the new …

    DONALD J. TRUMP WAS ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ON NOV 8, 2016.

    THE FOURTH EDITION OF GLOBAL TERRORISM INDEX WAS PUBLISHED IN NOVEMBER 16, 2016. THE STUDY COVERED ANALYSIS OF 163 COUNTRIES.

    THE 2016 GLOBAL TERRORISM INDEX HAS CODIFIED OVER 125,000 CASES OF TERRORISM. … THE STUDY COVERED ANALYSIS OF 158 COUNTRIES.

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    ACCORDING TO THE JUNE 2017 GLOBAL PEACE INDEX

    EUROPE REMAINS THE MOST PEACEFUL REGION IN THE WORLD, WITH EIGHT OF THE TEN MOST PEACEFUL COUNTRIES COMING FROM THIS REGION.

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    HOW STUPID DO “THEY” THINK THE WORLD IS ON EUROPEAN TERRORIST ATTACKS?

    THE UK HAS BEEN HIT WITH ITS THIRD TERRORIST ATTACK IN THREE MONTHS. FOLLOWING A SUICIDE BOMBER ATTACKING …

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    Everything we know about the London Bridge terror attack — Quartz

    https://qz.com/998288/everything-we-know-about-the-london-bridge-terror-attack/

    2 days ago – Updated at 5:37pm BST / 12:37pm ET.

    THE UK HAS BEEN HIT WITH ITS THIRD TERRORIST ATTACK IN THREE MONTHS. FOLLOWING A SUICIDE BOMBER ATTACKING …

    Seven people were killed and nearly 50 others injured when three terrorists went on the rampage in the London terror attack.

    The attackers ploughed into pedestrians on London Bridge before stabbing people at random as they roamed through Borough Market.

    London Bridge attack latest: Third assassin ‘was arrested last year …

    www.telegraph.co.uk › News

    7 mins ago – The third terrorist behind the London Bridge attack has been named as it emerged he was arrested last year trying to get into Syria, yet was still …

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    JUNE 6, 2017

    HOW STUPID DO “THEY” THINK THE WORLD IS ON EUROPEAN TERRORIST ATTACKS?

    DON’T BE ALARMED IT’S JUST ANOTHER  EUROPEAN TERRORIST ATTACK

    Yep, this one is for Syria! Armed with a hammer and knives….

    Notre Dame attack video: Moment Paris police rush to Cathedral as …

    www.express.co.uk › News › World

    4 mins ago – Notre Dame attack video: Moment Paris police rush to Cathedral as 2,000 … rushing away from the scene in the centre of the French capital. … BREAKING: Notre Dame terror as gunshots heard at Paris cathedral, 2,000 …

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    The fourth edition of Global Terrorism Index was published in November 2016.

    WHAT-IS-THE-DIFFERENCE-BETWEEN-INTELLIGENCE-AND-COGNITION?

    They are related and intertwined, but not the same thing.

     Intelligence encompasses cognition.

    Cognition is the method by which people assimilate and integrate knowledge, while intelligence is both the assimilation of knowledge as well as the ability to apply such knowledge, i.e. the proficiency one has in a given area.

    America Citizens voted, we the people, committed to adjusting our strategies to meet evolving threats and new facts, elected Donald. J. Trump president.

    President Trump’s full speech from Saudi Arabia on global terrorism …

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/…/president-trumps-full-speech-from-saudi-arabia-on-…

    May 21, 2017 – President Trump’s full speech on terrorism in Riyadh … Here is the full transcript of his speech: …. Above all, America seeks peace, not war.

    snippet

    For our part, America is committed to adjusting our strategies to meet evolving threats and new facts.

     We will discard those strategies that have not worked and will apply new approaches, informed by experience, talent, and judgment.

    We are adopting a principled realism rooted in common values, shared interests, and common sense.

    Our friends will never question our support and our enemies will never doubt our determination. Our partnerships will advance security through stability, not through radical disruption.

    We will make decisions based on real world outcomes, not inflexible ideology. We will be guided by the lessons of experience, not the confines of rigid thinking.

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    We the people, citizens of America, VOTED and did discard those liberal globalization strategies that have not worked and did apply new approaches, informed by experience, talent, and judgment.

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    ACCORDING TO THE JUNE 2017 ELEVENTH EDITION GLOBAL PEACE INDEX

    EUROPE REMAINS THE MOST PEACEFUL REGION IN THE WORLD, WITH EIGHT OF THE TEN MOST PEACEFUL COUNTRIES COMING FROM THIS REGION.

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  • This is Not an EPA Matter?

    This is Not an EPA Matter?

    SO? IS THIS JUST AN ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEM  LOOKING FOR A RESPONSIBLE PARTY?

    Documented for the record

    May 15, 2017 3:00 PM, I called and spoke with Bobbie at the Seattle office of the EPA 1-800-424-4372

    I warned EPA Bobbie of the eminent danger of a environmental disaster that will be caused when a house located the end of NE Buchanan Dr, in Clallam County WA, falls over the cliff onto our Rains Sr. Trust shoreline property and directly into the Straits of Juan De Fuca,  designated  waters of statewide significance.

    EPA Bobbie said, it was a unique problem, took my name and phone number and promised to return my call within an hour.

    EPA Bobbie returned my call, she called this number 1-360-4450, and said someone (no name) would call me.

    EPA Bobbie said, a direct quote  “THIS IS NOT AN EPA MATTER”  and that she had spent an hour of her time trying to help ME.

    I called the number, (no name) Jordan is  an employee of Jefferson County. Obviously, we agreed she CAN NOT help me with a Clallam County WA, ENVIRONMENTAL MATTER.

    IS THIS JUST AN EPA MATTER  LOOKING FOR AN EPA RESPONSIBLE PARTY SOLUTION?

    The solution is easy, tear down the house before it falls over the cliff.

    This is not a trick question….

     If nobody, takes action, when the house falls into Straits of Juan De Fuca  and an environmental disaster becomes a reality, who will be the responsible party?

    Will Clallam County Commissioners, the DCD,  be held responsible? Will Clallam County hard working citizens foot the bill to clean up the environmental mess?

     Will cleaning up the crushed pieces of the house after it falls over the 200 ft  cliff be an EPA  water cleanup recovery in the Straits of Juan De Fuca? (paid for by Clallam County WA taxpayers?)

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    Documented for the record

    The EPA has been put on notice and warned about this ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEM, as have, WA DC Rep Kilmer, WA State Reps in Olympia, Clallam County Commissioners and the director of DCD, and as usual to my email list.

     note:  this email warning has been sent to my WA State Rep Derek Kilmer via his “email me”