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  • Harvey the Road to Recovery

    The Trump Administration has provided the following updated coordination report.

    Sept 3, 2017 A nine (9) page  3575 word FEMA news release document

    The Road to Recovery: The Federal Family’s Coordinated Efforts to Support Survivors in the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

    Release Date:

    September 3, 2017

    For Immediate Release
    FEMA News Desk
    Phone: 202-646-3272

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its federal partners’ personnel and resources are supporting state, local, and tribal efforts throughout Texas and Louisiana. More than 30,000 federal staff are deployed in support of the response to Hurricane Harvey.

    Hurricane Harvey made landfall at Rockport, Texas on Friday, August 25, at 10 p.m. CDT, the first major hurricane to make landfall on the Gulf Coast since 2005. Harvey’s extremely slow movement for the next five days resulted in catastrophic flooding in southeast Texas and Louisiana.

    Rescue efforts continue in some areas while recovery efforts are beginning for many communities.

    As of September 1, 2017:

    • 42,399 people sought refuge in 248 Red Cross and partner shelters in Texas. Six shelters are also open in Louisiana serving another 1,487 people.
    • Federal search and rescue teams continue to search for potential survivors. To date, federal responders have rescued more than 16,800 individuals and 1,500 pets. Federal search and rescue involves a partnership among responders from the Department of Homeland Security, including FEMA, the United States Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection, and the Department of Defense.

    The following commodities have been provided by FEMA to the states at their request:

    • Texas
      • More than 3,190,000 meals;
      • More than 3,190,000 liters of water;
      • More than 9,900 blankets;
      • More than 8,840 cots; and
      • More than 10,300 hygiene kits
    • Louisiana:
      • More than 416,000 meals; and
      • More than 414,000 liters of water

    Federal Disaster Recovery Coordinator (FDRC) Mike Byrne has been named to help with recovery. He will oversee an assessment of impacted communities and help develop a recovery support strategy. This strategy will help hard-hit communities gain easier access to federal funding, bridge gaps in assistance, and establish goals for recovery that are measurable, achievable, and affordable.

    Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams (DSATs) are in the field registering survivors and addressing immediate and emerging needs of disaster survivors including: on-site registration, applicant status checks, on-the-spot needs assessments, requests for accommodations for those with disabilities or access or functional needs, and access to partners offering survivor services.

    The first Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) opened yesterday, September 1, 2017, at Edna High School Football Stadium in Edna, Texas. DRCs will continue to open in locations identified by the state of Texas to provide information to survivors. Visit the DRC Locator to find additional DRC locations as they open.

    FEMA has received more than 457,000 registrations for assistance, including a record number of single-day registrations on two consecutive days (August 29 and 30) this week. More than 121,000 survivors have already been approved for more than $83.4 million in assistance from FEMA.

    The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has received 2,118 disaster loan applications, primarily for homes. The SBA has fielded 5,221 calls and completed 451 property damage inspections.

    Short-term housing assistance and other immediate funding is available to survivors who register. Survivors whose homes are uninhabitable or inaccessible may have access to short-term lodging at eligible hotels. FEMA can also provide up to two months of expedited rental assistance to those eligible. When survivors register, they will also receive information on other resources in their area, including available services from other federal agencies.

    For survivors who have suffered damage and have federal flood insurance, FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program is issuing advance payments of up to $5,000 for building and contents damages prior to an adjuster’s inspection to help get funds into the hands of survivors as soon as possible. If a policyholder has photos and receipts of out-of-pocket expenses, they may receive an advance payment of up to $10,000. As of 2 p.m. EDT on Friday, September 1, more than 63,000 claims have been submitted in Texas.

    To help people affected by this disaster, FEMA has created a webpage with resources and additional information for People with Disabilities and Others with Access & Functional Needs. Information is available in the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog, Urdu, and Vietnamese.

    More than 3,800 FEMA employees are working in support of Hurricane Harvey response.

    Other Ongoing Federal Efforts:

    The American Red Cross (Red Cross) remains focused on sheltering operations. As of September 1, there were 258 shelters open with a population of at least 42,399 in Texas. In Louisiana there were 3 ARC shelters open with a population of 20, and 3 independent shelters with a population of 1,487. To support shelters we have shelter supplies for more than 75,000 on hand with an additional 10,000 en route. 9 kitchens are deployed in Texas, 4 operational now with all being operational by tomorrow. Capacity of each kitchen is 10,000 meals per day. An additional 6 kitchen support trailers are en route. To date, the ARC has served 168,390 meals and 224,200 snacks.

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is issuing safety alerts and has issued a statement from CPSC Acting Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle regarding Hurricane Harvey.

    The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has deployed nearly 450 AmeriCorps members, including FEMA Corps, from across the nation to Texas as well as local Senior Corps members with additional members of the AmeriCorps Disaster Response Team on standby. AmeriCorps members are working with the American Red Cross, supporting shelter and mass care operations, as well as providing assistance to FEMA’s logistics and disaster survivor assistance teams. AmeriCorps Disaster Response Teams, in coordination with FEMA and the Texas Division of Emergency Management, are organizing the volunteer and donations management process and operations. In addition, CNCS is leveraging its vast network of nonprofits and community organizations to communicate the correct channels for donations and volunteering as well as calling upon the more than one million AmeriCorps alumni – many of whom have previously responded to disasters — to fill the urgent need for trained shelter managers.

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is providing assistance through their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and waiving some regulations to make food more accessible, especially to school children and seniors. In addition, the USDA approved the state of Texas to designate schools not directly impacted by the Hurricane to serve as disaster organizations and shelters so that USDA foods can be used for congregate feeding, providing critical food assistance to those in need. USDA foods include a variety of canned, fresh, frozen, and dry products which include fruits, vegetables, meats, and whole grains.

    The Department of Defense (DoD) has stood up three additional Incident Support Bases (ISB) at Fort Hood, Joint Base San Antonio, and Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort-Worth to support forward distribution of supplies and equipment to the affected area.

    • Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) is providing more than 645,000 gallons of fuel in several locations.
    • USNORTHCOM deployed 73 helicopters, three C-130s, and eight para-rescue teams for search and rescue and evacuation. Approximately 6,300 active-duty military personnel are deployed to the affected area. DoD active-duty military personnel have rescued/assisted more than 1,200 people to date.
    • The National Guard Bureau (NGB) mission will transition to provide critical life support, power generation, water pumping, road and debris clearing, security, and setting up distribution points for food and water. The NGB has facilitated the flow more than 11,000 Guard personnel from 41 states to help Texas. They are readying additional forces to help recovery efforts, if they are needed.
    • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers currently has more than 150 personnel engaged and operating in coordination with county, state, and FEMA partners. USACE has received and is supporting FEMA Mission Assignments for temporary power, regional activation, subject matter experts, debris removal and technical assistance, and temporary housing technical monitoring. In addition, they are also focused on flood mitigation and reservoir operations.

    The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has activated its emergency response contact center in response to the devastating impacts of Hurricane Harvey. The Department’s K-12 and Higher Education stakeholders who are seeking informational resources should contact the Department toll free at 1-844-348-4082 or by email at HarveyRelief@ed.gov.

    The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Secretary of Energy has authorized the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) to negotiate and execute two emergency exchange agreements with the Phillips 66 Lake Charles Refinery. This decision will authorize a total of 400,000 barrels of sweet crude oil and 600,000 barrels of sour crude oil to be drawn down from SPR’s West Hackberry site and delivered via pipeline to the Phillips 66 refinery. DOE continues to provide situation reports on its website, and has added a page to report gas price gouging.

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

    • The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has fully activated their EOC, including the Joint Information Center. They have developed a Hurricane Harvey webpage that went live on September 1, 2017. Currently they are printing 15,000 booklets on mold for returning home owners.
    • National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) personnel and U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps officers have provided medical care to more than 1,000 people affected by Hurricane Harvey. More than 1,100 personnel from HHS currently are on the ground helping those affected by the storm. HHS Secretary Tom Price, M.D., declared a public health emergency for the state to assist Texans in receiving unimpeded care from local providers and healthcare facilities. Additionally, the Disaster Distress Helpline, a toll-free call center, continues to be available at 1-800-985-5990 to aid people in coping with the behavioral health effects of the storm and help people in impacted areas connect with local behavioral health professionals.
    • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising people that food, medicine, and medical devices should be thrown out if they have come in contact with flood water or were stored improperly during a power outage. The FDA is also identifying regulated facilities affected by the storm to assess any risk.
    • The U.S. Social Security Administration is coordinating with the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) for 46 alternative pick up points in the impacted areas around Houston where individuals can pick up benefit checks. A press release identifies the pick-up points by zip code of where individuals can go. For beneficiaries with Direct Express cards, Comerica will be waiving fees for all cardholders impacted by Harvey, even if they have been evacuated to another area out of danger.

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) activated the Surge Capacity Force (SCF) on August 28, to supplement federal personnel supporting states as they respond to the catastrophic impacts from Hurricane Harvey.

    • The DHS National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) is helping facilitate access to communications and other critical infrastructure as recovery efforts begin. Of note, NPPD is supporting critical emergency communications through multiple avenues: Emergency responders placed 1,599 Government Emergency Telecommunication Service (GETS) calls on Tuesday, August 29, 2017. NPPD has posted a US-CERT alert on Potential Hurricane Harvey Phishing Scams attempting to take advantage of efforts to provide humanitarian assistance to hurricane survivors. Deployed NPPD workers are helping to maintain or establish coordination with owners and operators of priority facilities to determine their facility status.
    • The DHS Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) and FEMA have developed guidance for impacted states, localities, and other federal recipients on how to effectively communicate with the whole community and carry out their disaster-related activities in a non-discriminatory manner.
    • The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has posted a web alert to those affected by Hurricane Harvey to Available Immigration Services in English and Spanish. This information has been amplified via social media and is posted online: Hurricane Harvey Special Situations Web Alert- English, Hurricane Harvey Special Situations Web Alert- Spanish. USCIS has posted on uscis.gov and amplified via social media, information concerning natural events and how they can affect USCIS applications, petitions or immigration status in English and Spanish. This information is available here: Special Situations Web Page – English, Special Situations Web Page- Spanish. Check uscis.gov for the operational status of USCIS offices in the Houston area. The USCIS website address and National Customer Service Center number – 1-800-375-5283 – continues to be amplified via social media and posted on uscis.gov and usa.gov for those needing further information or assistance with rescheduling appointments.
    • The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) is working with federal, state, and local responders on active search and rescue in flood-impacted areas of Texas and Louisiana. To date, the Coast Guard has saved 10,618 lives and 1,429 pets. Working with port partners to facilitate recovery efforts, the Coast Guard has reopened the Port of Brownsville to full operations, and an additional 17 ports with operational restrictions. The service has deployed an additional 1,050 active duty, reserve and civilian personnel along with 22 cutters, 37 helicopters, 6 airplanes, and 102 shallow water vessels to assist in response efforts, and to augment the 4,300 Coast Guard personnel stationed within the impacted area.
    • U.S. Customs and Border Protection deployed more than 600 agents and officers with over 25 aircraft and more than 50 boats and rescued more than 1360 people and over 30 pets.
    • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has deployed approximately 200 law enforcement personnel from Rapid Response Teams (RRTs) and Special Response Teams (SRTs) around the country to provide security for search and rescue teams and to assist with search and rescue operations.

    The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has deployed housing specialists to Texas and is deploying up to 100 additional personnel. HUD teams are currently evaluating damaged subsidized housing in the affected areas and they are developing comprehensive vacancy lists that will assist with relocating some shelter residents. HUD has also released a list of its programs that help following a disaster and we are beginning a social media Q&A push specifically targeting homeowners affected by the flood.

    The U.S. Department of the Interior released a message to employees and a video showing Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke commending the more than 100 Interior employees supporting the state of Texas through eight FEMA mission assignments as well hundreds of additional Interior personnel who are providing assistance.

    The Department of Justice (DOJ) has over 2,000 federal law enforcement personnel deployed to support public safety and security efforts in SE Texas consisting of 59 Quick Reaction Teams (QRTs) and 18 Mobile Command Vehicles (MCVs). 700 Federal Law Enforcement Officers (FLEOs) have been approved to support Houston Police Department. In addition, ATF has 225 SRT agents supporting the Houston FD and Houston PD.

    Department of Transportation (DOT)

    • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) handled emergency and relief operations at a number of airports in the Hurricane Harvey area, including Houston Hobby and George Bush Intercontinental. The FAA has issued over 40 unmanned aircraft system authorizations to drone operators supporting the response. The authorizations cover a broad range of activities by local, state and federal officials who are conducting damage assessments of critical infrastructure, homes and businesses to prioritize and expedite recovery activities.

    The Department of the Treasury has suspended certain tax filing and payment deadlines, as well as certain fuel excise taxes, for those affected. Loans and hardship distributions from employer-sponsored retirement plans have also been authorized, and facilities and personnel have been provided to assist with FEMA’s response efforts. They are encouraging national banks and federal savings associations to work with their customers affected by the storm by reassessing various fees and debt obligations, and we are working to ensure that all federal benefit payments reach those in the affected areas.

    • The Financial and Banking Information Infrastructure Committee (FBIIC), has been coordinating federal and state banking agencies’ responses to the storm’s impact on the financial sector in Texas. The Bureau of Engraving and Printing stands ready to process all requests for redemption of mutilated currency.
    • Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is providing help to the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Special tax relief and assistance is available to taxpayers in the Presidential Disaster Areas. They are monitoring the situation closely to resolve potential tax administration issues as they are identified. The IRS frequently updates its information on disaster relief efforts related to Hurricane Harvey.

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues to deploy response personnel to Austin, Beaumont-Port Arthur, Houston, and Corpus Christi where Unified Command teams are identifying and evaluating impacts of the hurricane and floods. Drinking water and waste water assessments continue to be a priority in these same areas. EPA drinking and waste water assessment teams are working in coordination with TCEQ to assist drinking water and waste water facilities maintain and/or resume their operational status. Additional teams will deploy to Corpus Christi and Houston to conduct these priority assessments. EPA is standing by as the Arkema plant is expected to experience more explosions/fires over the next few days. ASPECT surveillance aircraft continues to monitor the site and is be available for additional assessments.

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) continues to monitor the status of communications networks, and is coordinating with providers and government partners on communications status and restoration in the affected areas. Visit www.fcc.gov/harvey for a daily communications status report for areas impacted by this storm as well as additional resources, including tips for communicating during an emergency.

    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has information for people who want to help Hurricane Harvey survivors, and for those who are dealing with, and recovering from, the storm’s long-term effects. The FTC warns consumers to be cautious of charity scams, and to do research to ensure that your donation will go to a reputable organization that will use the donation as promised. For survivors, the FTC provides a few points to consider in a personal disaster recovery plan.

    The General Services Administration’s (GSA) top priority is protecting the life and safety of those in impacted areas. Several federal facilities are temporarily closed but GSA remains fully operational. Information on the status of federal buildings can be found here.

    Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) plants in Texas, Mississippi, and Louisiana continue to be unaffected by the storm. The NRC has two inspectors onsite at South Texas Project nuclear plant in Bay City, and is closely monitoring the status of radiological materials licensed by the agency located in the three affected states. The agency is using Facebook and Twitter to communicate status updates.

    The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is supporting federal agencies with guidance and tools regarding human resources issues for federal employees adversely affected by the storm. This includes guidance on Human Resources Flexibilities for Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath, the authorization of a special solicitation to allow federal employees and military personnel to assist with cash or check donations outside the normal Combined Federal Campaign, and the establishment of an Emergency Leave Transfer Program (ELTP) for federal employees adversely affected by the storm.

    The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that as of Aug. 31, the SBA will offer an automatic 12-month deferment of principal and interest payments for SBA-serviced business loan and disaster loans that are in “regular servicing” status for residents and businesses in the declared counties.

    The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is continuing to restore service in the affected areas. Press releases issued in the Postal Service’s Houston and Rio Grande districts provided additional information to customers displaced on how they can retrieve Treasury checks they receive, via U.S. Mail. This includes checks from the Social Security Administration, Veterans Administration (VA), the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), and the Railroad Retirement Board. In addition, they will distribute any identifiable medications sent through the mail.

    USA.gov and GobiernoUSA.gov continues to support federal agency messaging efforts on their home pages and they’re compiling federal agency updates and messaging on rapidly growing Hurricane Harvey pages found at https://www.usa.gov/hurricane-harvey and https://gobierno.usa.gov/huracan-harvey. They continue to use social media to promote life safety messages, and are beginning to push recovery information, information on how to help survivors, and applying for FEMA disaster relief jobs.

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    Topics:

    Disaster Response and Recovery,

    Disaster Survivor Assistance,

    Disasters

    Keywords:

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    emergency response,

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    FEMA,

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    Hurricane Harvey,

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    Last Published Date: September 3, 2017

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  • The Ugly Side of Globalization and the EU

    The Ugly Side of Globalization and the EU

    THE UGLY SIDE OF GLOBALIZATION: Power play and the power of …

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    Oct 7, 2015 – They have paved the way for globalization as the process of connecting the … Europe is being confronted with an unexpected refugee crisis …

    THEY HAVE PAVED THE WAY FOR GLOBALIZATION AS THE PROCESS OF CONNECTING THE WORLD AS WELL AS RESHAPING IT INTO A ”GLOBAL VILLAGE”

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    This appears to be Pro-Globalization?

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    Globalization is clearly affected by the postmodern idea of power forged by global players such as corporations, powerful countries, the World Bank, MMF, UN, transnational public and secret organizations as creators of the New World Order.

    Naturally, they do not follow wishes of people who would like such creation but rather those of global players.

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    The media is liberal? The power players control the media?

    Like I said, This appears to be Pro-Globalization?

    WHATEVER…  PRO OR CON, THERE IS LOTS OF INTERESTING STUFF TO READ

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     REGARDING MEDIA STRATEGY, the world can be presented only according to the wishes of power structures via media as their transmission channels in function of manipulation, brainwashing and production of approval to all possible sick solutions.

    Chomsky wrote about that in many of his books. He elaborated on various strategies of manipulating public such as the strategy of ”distraction” (inversion of problem), strategy ”create problems, then offer solutions”, ”gradual strategy” in sense of gradual production of approval from the public, ”strategy of deferring” or announcement of unpopular changes, strategy ”go to the public as a little child” or wandering, strategy ”use the emotional side more than the reflection” (manipulation by fears and emotions, what Hitler’s and Stalin’s propaganda had already done),

    STRATEGY ”KEEP THE PUBLIC IN IGNORANCE AND MEDIOCRITY” in which less educated become vulnerable target for manipulation

    and production of approval, strategy of ”self-blame strengthen” to induce emotion in an individual that he/she alone is responsible for his/her position and, finally, strategy ”getting to know individuals better than they know themselves”

    TO ESTABLISH FULL CONTROL AND POWER OVER HUMAN BEHAVIOR. It all happens under the auspices of SIMULATED DEMOCRACY.

    THIS IS WHAT WE CALL DEMOCRACY OR CRAWLING TOTALITARIANISM ON THE GLOBAL SCALE. In flagranti!

    Some of these strategies can be identified on the example of manufactured refugee and immigrant crisis or Migration Period

    1. Prologue

    The trust in progress and continuation of modernization has led us into a new huge transformation of the world. Changes in all spheres of life have occured under the influence of highly developed information and communication technologies.

     THEY HAVE PAVED THE WAY FOR GLOBALIZATION AS THE PROCESS OF CONNECTING THE WORLD AS WELL AS RESHAPING IT INTO A ”GLOBAL VILLAGE”. Romantic fervor and faith in globalization have gradually diminished. Political realism, as well as every other, currently abates such romantic fervor and optimism. Globalization is clearly affected by the postmodern idea of power forged by global players such as corporations, powerful countries, the World Bank, MMF, UN, transnational public and secret organizations as creators of the New World Order.

    Naturally, they do not follow wishes of people who would like such creation but rather those of global players.

    It is evident now that anti-globalization movements have not been led by people standing on the other side of the barricade but by mighty structures which even finance movements to prevent them from crossing the line and putting everything in danger. And that is also part of the power play! The power play (technological, military, economic, informatic, media, cultural and metacultural) has indicated uneven effects of globalization, precarious balance in favor of heterogenous oligarchy, unequal distribution of wealth, uncontrolled global risk society, enormous demographic changes, mass economic and forced migrations.

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     RECONSTRUCTION OF THE BALKANS IN THE AGE OF GLOBALIZATION: Power play and the power of play

    The time in which we live is marked by evergrowing influence of knowledge, information and technology, globalism and globalization as a new integration of the world at the turn of the century. It can be denoted as the postmodern condition, second modernity or liquid modernity.

    ·         Lost in the political macro cosmos of EU

    1 July 2015   The text offers a short blogosphere anatomy of a condition which I hope will turn out as a temporary failure. I intend to analyse values and provide rational guidelines for further action…

    Snippet

    Two years ago, political microcosm called Croatia has become a part of political macrocosm called the EU or the Eurosphere as a political construction of second modernity in a globalized world. And that is not irrelevant as well! THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA BECAME A FULL MEMBER STATE OF THE EU TODAY, ON 1 JULY AD 2013.

     From that day on, in terms of phenomenological sociology focused on the analysis of everyday life, there are only few things that indicate the fact that the Republic of Croatia forms part of the everyday political reality of the EU or the Eurosphere. Croatia acts as if it is not a member of the EU and experiences serious problems with semiotics and its own interpretation to which political space does it belong. It affiliates with the Region and lives in an undefined interspace between the EU (Eurosphere) and the Region as a newly constructed imaginary geography of depersonalized states.

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    It is a society that resembles a group of collectors of empty bottles in which there are more collectors than bottles to be found. We are not talking about a minor and insignificant sociological fact but rather an alarming one! We are talking about a poor society, a wretched and almost declassed middle class, mighty oligarchy or profiteers from war and economic transition being regarded as new pillars of society. Features of such society lost in political macrocosm of the EU (Eurosphere) include inefficient and slow public administration, high unemployment rate (in April 2015 it amounted to 17.5% or 310 936), mass emigration of younger population (around 48 000 recently emigrated) with European Comission forecast stating that 166-217 thousand of the most educated will leave the country in seven years from now on. It is a society sentenced to demographic deterioration and disappearance unless dystopian tendencies finally stop. Meanwhile prominent politicians holding executive power communicate poorly or not at all. This relates to the lack of communication from the PM and the president as well as irrational discussions on historical issues without any willingness and wish to move toward the future.

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    Like I said, This appears to be Pro-Globalization?

    WHATEVER…  PRO OR CON, GLOBALIZATION?

    PRO OR CON EUROPEAN UNION (EU)

    THERE IS LOTS OF INTERESTING STUFF TO READ

     


  • Private Central Bank Awaken slaves!

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    Awaken slaves! – How The Private Central Bank Ponzi Scheme Trapped And Destroyed America

    By Michael Rivero

    Once upon a time, in 1913, a corrupt Congress and a corrupt President transferred the money creation authority vested in the government by the Constitution to a private central bank. It was going to be called the Third Bank of the United States. Such a fundamental change to the nation’s economy should have required a Constitutional Amendment. But earlier that same year, there had been a huge fight to ratify another Amendment, the 16th Amendment authorizing the income tax, and there is good reason to suspect that the 16th Amendment actually failed ratification even though the payers of that income tax were told otherwise.

    “I think if you were to go back and and try to find and review the ratification of the 16th amendment, which was the internal revenue, the income tax, I think if you went back and examined that carefully, you would find that a sufficient number of states never ratified that amendment.” – U.S. District Court Judge James C. Fox, Sullivan Vs. United States, 2003.

    Getting yet another Amendment ratified against such opposition, or worse, having to cheat one through, would be extremely difficult.

    Then there was a problem with the proposed name, “Third Bank of the United States”, as it reminded people of the predations of the First and Second Bank of the United States.

    “Gentlemen! I too have been a close observer of the doings of the Bank of the United States. I have had men watching you for a long time, and am convinced that you have used the funds of the bank to speculate in the breadstuffs of the country. When you won, you divided the profits amongst you, and when you lost, you charged it to the bank. You tell me that if I take the deposits from the bank and annul its charter I shall ruin ten thousand families. That may be true, gentlemen, but that is your sin! Should I let you go on, you will ruin fifty thousand families, and that would be my sin! You are a den of vipers and thieves. I have determined to rout you out, and by the Eternal, (bringing his fist down on the table) I will rout you out!” — Andrew Jackson, shortly before ending the charter of the Second Bank of the United States. From the original minutes of the Philadelphia committee of citizens sent to meet with President Jackson (February 1834), according to Andrew Jackson and the Bank of the United States (1928) by Stan V. Henkels

    Shortly after President Jackson (the only American President to actually pay off the National Debt) ended the Second Bank of the United States, there was an attempted assassination.

    But I digress.

    Faced with the possibility that a new Amendment to transfer money creation from the US Government to a privately owned bank might fail and fail badly, and with the name “Third Bank of the United States” already leading to opposition to the plan, the plotters did an end run around the Constitution, passing the Federal Reserve act over Christmas vacation when the members of Congress opposed to the bill would be away. The name of the new bank was then changed to “The Federal Reserve.” But, it is a private bank, no more “Federal” than Federal Express. From that moment on all currency would enter circulation as a loan at interest.

    “I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is now controlled by its system of credit.We are no longer a government by free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men.” — Woodrow Wilson 1919

    Ironically enough, this was the very system of banking the American Revolution was fought to free us from.

    “The refusal of King George 3rd to allow the colonies to operate an honest money system, which freed the ordinary man from the clutches of the money manipulators, was probably the prime cause of the revolution.” — Benjamin Franklin, Founding Father

    Starting in 1913, public schools stopped teaching about King George’s Currency Act, which ordered the American colonies to conduct business only using bank notes borrowed at interest from the Bank of England, and since then American students are taught that the revolution was about Tea Parties and Stamp Acts, lest the more clever students wonder how we ended up back in the same banking system that led to the first revolution.

    The Founding Fathers understood how dangerous such banking systems are, and I will try to teach you here what the public schools are forbidden to let you know. The Federal Reserve system is a deliberate trap, to enslave a population to unpayable debt in order to control and exploit them, and here is how it works.

    Before any commerce can happen, currency must go into circulation. Someone has to borrow it from that private central bank. The borrower can be government, a business, another bank, or ordinary citizens using credit cards, car loans, or mortgages. For the purposes of clarity, we will use a single dollar to represent that initial borrowing from the central bank. For the purpose of this illustration, “borrower” refers collectively to the entire American nation.

    That dollar now enters circulation, passing from the original borrower to others, as payment for labor, in exchange for raw materials, as taxes, and so forth. Round and round it goes, passing from hand to hand, yet it is still a note borrowed from the Central Bank and it is still accruing interest. That Central Bank note, or (in the United States) Federal Reserve Note, is not a unit of value, it is a unit of debt.

    At some point, that dollar is repaid to the Central Bank. The Central Bank then demands the interest. In our case, a nickle. But there is a problem. That nickle doesn’t exist and it never did. It is imaginary.

    So now the borrower has to borrow another dollar, out of which he takes a nickle to pay for the interest on the first dollar.

    The rest of that second borrowed dollar now goes into circulation, but this time, only 95 cents is in circulation to pass from borrower to vendor to employee to grocery store to government, then back to the Central Bank.

    The borrower goes back to the Central Bank to repay that second dollar, but only has 95 cents, plus he owes that imaginary five cents interest as well, or ten cents.

    Once more the borrower has to borrow a new dollar from the Central Bank, only this time he has to take a dime out of that new dollar to hand bank to the banker. The borrower walks out of the bank with only 90 cents to put into circulation, while still owing a whole dollar plus five cents interest.

    The cycle keeps repeating over and over with each new loan having to return more and more back to the Central bank as accumulated interest.

    With each cycle the Central Banks gets richer while there is less and less currency available for commerce. People have to tighten their belts. Works are let go. Sales slow down. “Austerity” is imposed.

    Eventually, a point is reached where as much accumulated interest is owed as the money being borrowed. So the borrower now has to borrow twice as much from the Central Bank merely to have the same actual currency in circulation as when they started. The Central Bank system only operates as long as the borrower is willing to go deeper and deeper into debt, and debt slavery. This is what makes the Central Bank scheme a pyramid system. It works only so long as ever-larger new generations of borrowers can be found to allow new currency to enter circulation, out of which the interest on the older loans is paid. And of course, by design, the debt can never ever be paid off. Once that first paper note is loaned into circulation, total debt will always exceed total currency. The system is designed that way, to keep you in debt, to keep you a slave to the bankers.

    This is the reason that every nation on Earth with such a Central Bank is now drowning in debt. The Federal Reserve, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank, are all built on this same system. This is why nations that refuse such banking systems are made war on.

    “Either the application for renewal of the charter is granted, or the United States will find itself involved in a most disastrous war.” — Nathan Mayor Rothschild, angered at the refusal of Congress to renew the charter for the First Bank of the United States in 1811. Congress stood firm and Britain, goaded to “recolonize” America by the Bank of England, headed at the time by Lionel de Rothschild, launched the war of 1812.”If this mischievous financial policy, which has its origin in North America, shall become endurated down to a fixture, then that Government will furnish its own money without cost. It will pay off debts and be without debt. It will have all the money necessary to carry on its commerce. It will become prosperous without precedent in the history of the world. The brains, and wealth of all countries will go to North America. That country must be destroyed or it will destroy every monarchy on the globe.” — The London Times responding to Lincoln’s decision to issue government Greenbacks to finance the Civil War, rather that agree to private banker’s loans at 30% interest. Following Lincoln’s assassination, the Greenbacks were taken out of circulation.

    On June 4, 1963, President John F. Kennedy signed Executive Order 11110, which authorized the US Treasury to issue “United States Notes, backed by silver, so that the American people would not have to borrow federal Reserve Notes at interest. Five months later Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas Texas, the US Notes were taken out of circulation, and John J. McCloy, President of the Chase Manhattan Bank, and President of the World Bank, was named to the Warren Commission, presumably to make certain the financial dimensions behind the assassination were never made public.

    And what did it cost the Central Banks to wield such power over nations? Paper and ink, or today a few keystrokes on a keyboard. In fact the practices of the Central Bank would be felonies under the United States Coinage Act of 1792, which declared debasement of the gold and silver-backed currency of the United States a death penalty offence.

    The Central Bank knows that those pieces of paper with ink are worthless. But while the Central Bank can just create those paper notes out of thin air (legalized counterfeiting), you may not. In order to pay that ever-growing debt you have to do what you are told to do by those who have some of those pieces of paper to hand out tell you to do. Work long hours. Invade a foreign nation that refuses to have a Private Central Bank. Torture innocent people to death to find weapons of mass destruction that do not exist to justify a war. Compromise your morals and integrity. Perform sexual favors. Whatever the purveyors of those pieces of paper want, you must do. That paper note is your slave chain.

    Even worse, as the imaginary debt piles higher and there is less and less currency in circulation, people start to become desperate to obtain those pieces of paper with colored ink on them to pay off that debt they have been tricked into believing they owe to the private central bankers. Over time, more and more moral accomodations become accepted by society in exchange for the acquisition of those pieces of paper with ink on them. Manufacturers start cutting corners, producing shoddy products that break and wear out. Food companies start using more cheap fillers. Pharmaceutical companies produce medicines of dubious efficacy and definite harm. Society turns brutal and predates on itself. Manufacturers come to want bad products that break easilyso people will buy more. The medical establishment comes to desire a sickly population because they cannot make money off of a healthy people. Food companies add addictive chemicals to food to make people buy and eat more. Wall Street comes to see fraud as a legitimate business tactic. Eventually immorality and unethical business behavior becomes the accepted social norm. Under the mounting illusion of debt society drifts into outright criminality perpetrated by everyone against everyone. From there it is a short step to seeing war and conquest of other nations’ weath as the only remaining solution to the debt problem. In short, the predations of private central banking lure society into trading what is best in human nature in exchange for those paper and ink tickets until civilization itself is at risk.

    Private Central Banking is not about banking, or even about money. It is about Control. Private Central Banking is about rule by enforced servitude to artificially created debt. No different from other hoaxes played by the rich on the poor, such as Rule by Divine Right, or Rule by Chattel Ownership of your Body (slavery). As a human civilization we have outgrown these hoaxes and realize they are illegitimate forms of governance. So too shall it be with Rule by Debt. Those previous systems only worked as long as the subjugated population believed that those systems were real; the way the world was supposed to be. When the people broke free of the slavery of belief, those forms of enslavement collapsed. For the few to feel rich, everyone else must be poor. As the availability of currency declines, it does not matter how hard people are willing to work; there must inevitably be homeless, joblessness, hunger, and wars of conquest to “balance the books.”

    Modern banking is not a science. It is a religion, simply a set of arbitrary rules and assumptions that favor the masters of that belief system, which we are brainwashed in school to think is something tangible and real.

    It is time to stop, while we still can.

    We have outgrown Rule by Divine Right and recognize slavery as inherently wrong.

    Now is the time for the next step in our societies evolution in which the money must serve the people, rather than the people serve the money.

    Central Banks are a failed experiment. Look at the devastation of Europe, or your own home town and you will see it.

    The common enemy of all humankind are Private Central Banks issuing the public currency as a loan at interest.

     


  • Find Your Park History Camp Elwha CCC 935

    My park is the Olympic National Park

    FIND YOUR PARKS PAST

    1933-1942 CCC CAMPS IN WA STATE
    May 21, 1933, Project F-17, Co. #935 CAMP ELWHA,

    Things happen that should always be remembered

    After over 40 hours of researching on the CCC Camps Legacy in my park, the Olympic National Park, I have found the “KEY” for documenting and identifying WA State and Clallam County CCC CAMPS.
    I started here.

    Olympic NP: Historic Resource Study (Chapter 5)

    www.nps.gov/parkhistory/online…/hrs/chap5.htm
    National Park Service Oct 1, 2009 – Three of these programs had a paramount influence on the early development of Olympic National Park: The Civilian Conservation Corps …National Park Service
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    Found this…
    ON 10 JUNE 1933 the PORT ANGELES EVENING NEWS (PAEN) devoted headline space and several columns to describing the establishment of the ELWHA CAMP, known as F-17:

    F-17 935 5/21/1933 Seattle Port Angeles
    Project Co. Date Railroad Post Office Location

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    Feb 2, 2016 documentation finally found here

    CCC Camp Lists – CCC Legacy

    Historic Index of Camp Listings by State
    1933-1942 CCC CAMPS IN WA STATE
    May 21, 1933, Project F-17, Co. #935 CAMP ELWHA,

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    The completer list of historic CCC CAMPS IN WA STATE can be found here
    Feb 2, 2016

    Find Your Park? 1933 WA State CCC Camps – Behind My …

    Posted on February 2, 2016 12:20 pm by Pearl Rains Hewett
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    Find Your Park – Centennial (U.S. National Park Service)

    GO FIND YOUR PARKS PAST…
    Find Your Park Things happen that should always be remembered?
    Find Your Park SHARE YOUR PARKS STORY..
    SHARE YOUR PARKS HISTORY.INSPIRE SOMEONE ELSE…..
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    Olympic NP: Historic Resource Study (Chapter 5)

    Unedited text for CAMP ELWHA

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    NOTE Camp Elwha was incorrectly identified as the 936th company, on 10 June 1933, in the Port Angeles Evening News ,
    F-74 936 5/11/1934 Hoquiam Humptulips Hoquiam 30 mi N

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    The Civilian Conservation Corps
    Olympic NP: Historic Resource Study (Chapter 5)
    Camp Elwha. Among the most active CCC camps within the present Olympic National Park was Camp Elwha, located on a gently sloping hillside several hundred yards south of the present Elwha Ranger Station. As one of the first CCC camps established on the north Olympic Peninsula, the arrival of the “forest army” on the Elwha River aroused great interest among local residents. On 10 June 1933 the Port Angeles Evening News devoted headline space and several columns to describing the establishment of the Elwha Camp, known as F-17:
    Two hundred and twenty strong, the 936th company Civilian Conservation Corps of the United States is in camp on “My Rose” creek up the Elwha canyon, within a stone’s throw of the soldiers’ bridge—and taking part in the greatest single government venture these parts have glimpsed since spruce division days of the world war. . . . In a tented city now, the “new forestry army” is rapidly completing a modern and elaborate camp headquarters in a clearing between Griff and My Rose creeks. On the site, 100,000 board feet of lumber is rapidly taking shape in the form of barracks, headquarters buildings, infirmary, dining hall, store room, camp exchange, etc., and District Forester Vallad announced today that construction would also begin immediately on a bunkhouse, warehouse and oil storage plant for the regular Forest Service (PAEN 1933, 10 June).
    The work program outlined for both the main Elwha Camp and the side camp at Slab Camp in the hills southeast of Port Angeles included the construction of roads from the Elwha Ranger Station to Hayes River (on the Elwha River); from Danz Ranch at the forest boundary to Deer Park lookout, to Ennis Creek Ranger Station, and then to the Lost Mountain Road; and from the Little River Road to Ennis Creek Ranger Station. Work plans also called for the widening and straightening of the Olympic (Boulder Creek) Hot Springs Road plus the improvement of several campgrounds (PAEN 1933, 10 June).
    A month later, in mid July, the tents at the Elwha CCC Camp were gone and the headquarters for the 180-man company had taken on the look of permanence. Added to the original cluster of camp buildings were four 104 x 22 foot barracks structures, a mess hall, an administration building, a bathhouse with a “Niagara Falls” shower and ancillary workshops and storage buildings. Road projects were also proceeding with haste. By mid July, one and one-half miles of road were completed to Glines Canyon, and road crews were pushing toward Heart O’the Hills. The local press noted, “The road jobs now being carried forward by the CCC crews in the Elwha forest district will effect improvements of vital importance to [the] protection of Olympic timber from fire” (PAEN 1933, 19 July).
    The morale of the first recruitment of Elwha CCC enrollees was exceptionally high. According to journalistic accounts, every member of the fledgling camp claimed that “Elwha camp has the finest crew of any in the country” (PAEN 1933, 19 July). In the early months of operation, there were reportedly few withdrawals; the men were healthy and spirits exuberant. One reason for this initial good spirit at the Elwha Camp may be attributed to the high percentage of enrollees from Clallam County, Seattle, and Bellingham, Washington. These men were fairly familiar and comfortable with the surroundings (PAEN 1933, 19 July). Unlike many CCC camps across the country that consisted of men transported great distances to their place of assignment, the early Elwha CCC camp was comprised of men almost exclusively from western Washington.
    At the end of the first six month recruitment period, the esprit de corps continued to remain high as demonstrated by the great percentage of reenlistments and the reported accomplishments of the company. In late September 1933, the Port Angeles Evening News stated:
    What is believed to be a probable record for Civilian Conservation Corps units in Washington is reported from the C.C.C. Camp on the Elwha river, where 91 per cent of the present force has re-enrolled for the second six month’s work period starting in October. . . . This is [sic] an exceptional mark! It indicates how the C.C.C. men and boys of the Elwha feel toward their camp and the opportunity the corps has given them to earn their living and help their families financially, in addition, corps leaders feel (PAEN 1933, 21 September).
    Road building projects, which was to be the major thrust of Camp Elwha’s energies, continued unabated. By mid September 1933, a five-mile section of “truck trail” was completed up the Elwha River to Wolf Creek. A second major project involving road connections with the CCC Slab Camp/Danz Ranch, was likewise pushing forward (PAEN 1933, 21 September). Far from any roads, the CCC undertook the construction of a four-horse, shake-sided barn at Elkhorn Ranger Station during the summer of 1933 (UW 1934, 20 August).
    By early 1934, twenty-two miles of road were completed by the Elwha CCC crews. A small crew was about to begin widening the road to Olympic (Boulder Creek) Hot Springs. Fifty men, still located at the Danz Ranch side camp, worked on roads to Deer Park and to Ennis Creek. A newly established side camp at Heart O’the Hills had thirty-five men engaged in building a thoroughfare from Heart O’the Hills to Coleman’s Ranch on the Little River. The road building projects accomplished by the crews from Camp Elwha aimed at providing the Forest Service with “a continuous roadway from the Elwha River to Slab Camp and the Deer Park region by way of Little River, Mount Angeles and Ennis creek” (PAEN 1934, 6 January). New telephone connections that eventually followed this route, plus the roads themselves, were principally for fire protection purposes.
    At the outset of 1934 other projects, in addition to the construction of roads, were in progress or planned. These projects included the installation of a water and light system at the Elwha CCC Camp, and the construction of a new Ennis Creek Guard Station on the Mount Angeles Road near Heart O’the Hills. In addition, work on public campgrounds on the Elwha River at Lake Mills, Whiskey Bend and Altaire, was planned (PAEN 1934, 6 January).
    Civilian Conservation Corps camps typically were located and relocated depending on the priority of work projects in a particular geographic area. Under the direction of the Forest Service, CCC camps and side camps on the Olympic National Forest were moved on several occasions during the 1930s. One year after the establishment of CCC Camp Elwha, orders were issued to abandon the campsite and relocate to a site seven and one-half miles north of Humptulips in the southern end of the Olympic Peninsula. (CCC Camp Snider, west of Lake Crescent, and Camp Twin, on the Strait of Juan de Fuca coast, west of Port Angeles, also shifted their companies in 1934.) While the corpsmen at Elwha made preparation for their move to Humptulips

    in May, other CCC crews from the Louella CCC Camp near Sequim, took over completion of the road to Deer Park (PAEN 1934, 3 April). In recognition of the efforts of the CCC in completing the winding Deer Park Road, it became known as “The Highway of the CCC” (Carroll 1973, 103).
    The phase out of CCC Camp Elwha was only temporary. In late September 1934 official announcement came from the Forest Service regional office in Portland, Oregon, that the abandoned but intact Elwha Camp (as well as the Snider and Twin Camps) would be restored to activity in October that year. During the winter months of 1934 and 1935, the Elwha CCC Camp was among fifteen National Forest Service camps in the state of Washington (PAEN 1934, 24 September).
    For three years in the late 1930s Camp Elwha was used only at intervals as a small side camp (PAEN 1937, 16 July). Only sporadically CCC corpsmen continued to undertake projects on Forest Service land in the vicinity of the Elwha River drainage.

    In the spring of 1935 “improvements” were made to both the Elwha and Altaire public campgrounds. Betterments at these two campgrounds included work on roads, trails, camping spots, the installation of water pipes, playground equipment, horse-shoe courts for adults, and the construction of sturdy, open-sided community kitchens.

    The Port Angeles Evening News exuded enthusiasm in its description of the improvements at Altaire Campground made by the CCC: “There’s a splendid community kitchen, of rustic design, with a concrete floor and two 54-inch stoves built of rock and cement. There are long tables beside the kitchen and about the grounds are 17 tables and sufficient stoves, all constructed of stone, to take care of as many parties as the tables accommodate” (PAEN 1935, 27 March).
    The Elwha and Altaire community kitchens, in 1983, are the only two remaining CCC structures of this type in Olympic National Park. Built of natural peeled logs, shakes and masonry, the rustic materials and careful proportioning of these structures blend well with their immediate natural surroundings.

    The Elwha and Altaire community kitchens are representative examples of rustic style architecture, which became a hallmark of the CCC throughout the country (Throop 1979, 58).
    When a large contingency of CCC enrollees transferred from Camp Snider several miles west of Lake Crescent, to Camp Elwha in the spring of 1937, additional campground development was undertaken at Olympic (Boulder Creek) Hot Springs, Deer Park and Ennis Creek, at the base of Mount Angeles.

    In addition CCC crews made further improvements to the Olympic Hot Springs Road

    and the Hurricane Ridge Road. Work crews at Deer Park, an Elwha side camp, pursued work on a new ski run and completed an addition to the Deer Park Camp building to accommodate winter ski parties (PAEN 1937, 21 April; 16 July).
    During the CCC’s tenure at Camp Elwha several changes and additions were made by corpsmen to the existing Forest Service Elwha Ranger Station buildings. Eleven buildings stood at the ranger station site at the time the CCC established their camp nearby in 1933. Among the first projects undertaken by the Elwha CCC enrollees was the construction of a porch on the main ranger station building (PAEN 1933, 19 July). Two years later, in 1935, the ranger station was moved slightly, an addition was constructed and landscaping around the ranger station completed (PAEN 1935, 27 March). During the mid 1930s, corpsmen from the Elwha Camp worked on other projects at the ranger station. On Griff Creek, separating the CCC camp from the ranger station, CCC men built a water wheel to furnish electricity to the ranger station office and ranger residence (PAEN 1934, 21 March). Near the ranger station office, an incinerator was constructed for burning refuse from the CCC camp and public campgrounds in the area. The erection of the gas, oil and grease rack building in the utility area represented the largest outlay of CCC manpower and money at the Elwha Ranger Station (PAEN 1935, 27 March). It is the only building built totally by CCC labor in the ranger station complex that stands on its original site. The decorative pine tree design, used throughout the nation as the logo of both the Forest Service and the Civilian Conservation Corps, is cut out of boards on the porch and at the upper gable ends of this building (Throop 1979, 42). It symbolizes and serves as a constant visual reminder of the contribution of the CCC to the Elwha Ranger Station.
    In addition to visible structural changes completed at the Elwha Ranger Station and elsewhere, the construction and maintenance of roads, and the development of campground facilities in forests on the north Olympic Peninsula, Forest Service Camp F-19 on the Elwha River planned and executed numerous other projects between 1933 and 1938.

    Elwha corpsmen constructed and maintained trails, built bridges, erected signs and markers, conducted surveys, constructed fences and guard rails, laid and maintained telephone lines, built parking areas and parking overlooks, razed “undesirable” structures, suppressed fires and conducted field plantings (NARS:RG 95 1934, 1 June; 1937, 6 August; ca. 1938 n.d.).

    The exact geographic locations of many Camp Elwha projects are not always readily identifiable and, in fact, much of their work has been obliterated over the years. However, the overall effect of the various CCC projects undertaken by the Elwha Camp is very much a part of the overall development of recreational use in certain areas in the northern part of Olympic National Park.
    The work of the Elwha CCC Camps is not unique but, in fact, is representative of the kinds of projects pursued by several other work camps supervised by the National Forest Service on the Olympic Peninsula. Prior to the 1938 creation of Olympic National Park, other CCC main camps and side camps located on Forest Service land around the Peninsula likewise stimulated recreational activity in areas now contained in the Park.
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    In the spring of 1935 “improvements” were made to both the Elwha and Altaire public campgrounds. Betterments at these two campgrounds included work on roads, trails, camping spots, the installation of water pipes, playground equipment, horse-shoe courts for adults, and the construction of sturdy, open-sided community kitchens.

    The Port Angeles Evening News exuded enthusiasm in its description of the improvements at Altaire Campground made by the CCC: “There’s a splendid community kitchen, of rustic design, with a concrete floor and two 54-inch stoves built of rock and cement. There are long tables beside the kitchen and about the grounds are 17 tables and sufficient stoves, all constructed of stone, to take care of as many parties as the tables accommodate” (PAEN 1935, 27 March).
    The Elwha and Altaire community kitchens, in 1983, are the only two remaining CCC structures of this type in Olympic National Park. Built of natural peeled logs, shakes and masonry, the rustic materials and careful proportioning of these structures blend well with their immediate natural surroundings. The Elwha and Altaire community kitchens are representative examples of rustic style architecture, which became a hallmark of the CCC throughout the country (Throop 1979, 58).

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    Things happen that should always be remembered

    The Elwha and Altaire community kitchens, in 1983, are the only two remaining CCC structures of this type in Olympic National Park.

    AND, THEY WERE BUILT BY   CAMP ELWHA COMPANY 935.

    National Register of Historic Places listings in Clallam …

    https://en.wikipedia.org/…/National_Register_of_Historic_Plac
    Wikipedia

    This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Clallam County, Washington. This is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts …
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    Elwha Ranger Station
    Elwha Ranger Station
    July 13, 2007
    (#07000716)
    Approximately 3 miles southeast of WA 101 on the Olympic Hot Springs Rd.
    48°01′00″N 123°35′27″W
    Port Angeles

     

    Altair Campground Community Kitchen
    Altair Campground Community Kitchen
    July 13, 2007
    (#07000732)
    Approx. 4 mi. S of US 101
    48°00′42″N 123°35′30″W
    Port Angeles

     

    Elwha Campground Community Kitchen
    Elwha Campground Community Kitchen
    July 13, 2007
    (#07000735)
    3 miles south of U.S. Route 101 in Washington
    48°01′39″N 123°35′13″W
    Port Angeles

    Things happen that should always be remembered

    Olympic National Park News Release
    March 20, 2014
    For Immediate Release

    Olympic National Park Superintendent Sarah Creachbaum, said
    “Within what is technically and economically feasible, we continue to do our very best to protect the area’s natural and cultural resources and its wilderness character,”

    And,Olympic National Park Superintendent Sarah Creachbaum, said . “Our options are limited, however, given the size and force of the river and the valley’s remote location within the Olympic Wilderness.”

    Campground Status Feb 3, 2016

    Altair Closed Closed indefinitely due to flood damage

     

    Elwha Closed Closed indefinitely due to flood damage

    Current Road Conditions

    Elwha Area Notices:
    • The Olympic Hot Springs Road is closed at the park boundary to motor vehicles due to storm damage. The road and all areas beyond the washout are closed to all public entry because of hazardous conditions along the road, river and adjacent areas.

    And when this happened in my park on my road to my private property? Olympic National Park Superintendent Sarah Creachbaum, could have used the same song and dance?

    BUT SHE SAID NOTHING

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    Saving Enchanted Valley Chalet – The Wild Olympics Scam

    www.wildolympicsscam.com/…/olympicagenda/SavingEnchantedValley

    The much loved Enchanted Valley Chalet has had the ever encroaching river eroding the meadowed landscape away for NINE YEARS. The Park, well aware of …

    Olympic National Park News Release
    March 20, 2014
    For Immediate Release

    Olympic National Park Superintendent Sarah Creachbaum, said
    “Within what is technically and economically feasible, we continue to do our very best to protect the area’s natural and cultural resources and its wilderness character,”

    And,Olympic National Park Superintendent Sarah Creachbaum, said . “Our options are limited, however, given the size and force of the river and the valley’s remote location within the Olympic Wilderness.”

    BLAH… BLAH… BLAH… SAME  OLD STORY “LET NATURE TAKE IT’S COURSE” JUST IN A DIFFERENT VALLEY

    AS HILLARY WOULD SAY… WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?

    Key partners IN SAVING THE ENCHANTED CHALET  include the Washington State Historic Preservation Officer, Pacific West Regional Office of the National Park Service, and concerned organizations and citizens.

    Which shall leave me asking on my next posting HOW PROTECTED ARE …

    National Register of Historic Places listings in Olympic …

    https://en.wikipedia.org/…/National_Register_of_Historic_Plac
    Wikipedia

    This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Olympic National Park. This is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the …

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    BELOW just another Grimm Fairy tale?

    Once Upon A Time in Olympic National Park

    My “inside store” is kind of like the original Grimm’s Brother  fairy tale

    You know the one… It starts off great..  but ends up with the Big Bad Wolf swallowing the grandmother whole and  the wolf eating Little Red Riding Hood..

    Olympic Hot Springs (Elwha) Road Closed (storm damage) 1/17/16
    The road is closed due to a washout just north of Elwha Campground, about 1 mile from the park boundary. Closed to public entry beyond the washout.

  • Go Find Your Park Sol Duc Hot Springs

    Go Find Your Park Sol Duc Hot Springs

    Olympic National Park is my park. It has been my park since 1944.

    THIS IS MY “INSIDE STORY” ON MY OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK
    INSIDE STORY is defined as knowing something from the inside out.

    INHOLDERS LIVED INSIDE OF NATIONAL PARKS

    Find Your Park

    findyourpark.com/

    MANY PARKS, MANY STORIES. Everyone finds their park in a different place and in a different way. These stories just might inspire you to find yours.

    SHARE YOUR STORY Post a picture or video of your experience on social media using the hashtag #FindYourPark. WE CAN’T WAIT TO SEE WHAT YOU DO!

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    THIS IS MY INSIDE STORY how I found my park in 1944,

    better described as how my park found me, LIVING INSIDE  MY OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK WHEN I WAS THREE YEARS OLD.

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    Remember this “MY STORY”

    I have a brother and two sisters,

    THAT SHOULD SHARE THEIR STORIES AS WELL

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    Once Upon A Time in Olympic National Park

    My “inside store” is kind of like the original Grimm’s Brother  fairy tale

    You know the one… It starts off great..  but ends up with the Big Bad Wolf swallowing the grandmother whole and  the wolf eating Little Red Riding Hood..

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    Once Upon A Time in Olympic National Park
    My family, the George C. Rains Sr. family was living inside of the OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK as INHOLDERS at Sol Duc Hot Springs on 320 acres of private property in the fall of 1944.
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    MY INSIDE STORY SHALL INCLUDE THE 71 YEAR HISTORY OF
    HOW I FIND MY PARK, OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK IN 2016.

    the bottom line
    IT IS A LONG STORY TO SHARE AND WILL REQUIRE A SERIES OF POSTINGS ON MY WEBSITE.
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    JUNE 29, 1938 UNDER THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES AND DEDICATED AND SET APART AS A PUBLIC PARK FOR THE BENEFIT AND ENJOYMENT OF THE PEOPLE AND SHALL BE KNOWN AS THE OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK…
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    THIS IS MY DAD’S INSIDE STORY

    By GEORGE C. RAINS SR.

    THE WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE AND WHY OUR FAMILY WAS LIVING INSIDE OF THE OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK AT SOL DUC HOT SPRINGS ON 320 ACRES OF PRIVATE PROPERTY IN THE FALL OF 1944.

    LIVING THE AMERICAN DREAM

    In the year of 1944 I was employed at the Quillayute Naval Air Station doing plumbing maintenance work.
    While working there I became interested in the Sol Due Hot Springs area which involved 320 acres of private land.

    The Hot Springs resort property had remained idle for some period of time, and the more I thought about it, I asked myself -¬why not find out if the property was for sale and what the asking price was.

    I contacted Mrs. Mirza Martin in Seattle, Washington, then owner of the Sol Due Hot Springs to see if the property was for sale, and she informed me that it was. I had $500.00 in savings banks, and I thought I would use this money to obtain an option to purchase the Sol Due property. By putting up the $500.00 for option money, an arrangement was worked out with Mrs. Mirza Martin and her attorney to purchase the property for $70,000.00. Payments annually would be $7,500.00 including principle and interest until the contract was paid in full. Down. payment was $21,000.00.

    Money was very scarce during these times, and I had to hitchhike to Seattle to work out the deal with Mrs. Mirza Martin and her attorney.

    On one occasion I had to take the late last ferry from Seattle to Port Ludlow. It so happened no automobiles on the ferry were going to Port Angeles, so I started walking from Port Ludlow to Port Angeles. By daylight the next morning after walking all night I finally made it to Blyn, W A. A car finally came along and I got a ride to Port Angeles.

    I decided to form a corporation to handle the purchase matter of the Sol Due Hot Springs property. I hired Mr. W. F. Phillips, attorney, who was upstairs in the old Eagles Bldg. at the time, to draw up the incorporation papers. I hitchhiked to Olympia, Washington to see that the incorporation papers were properly filed. Hitchhiking from Olympia back to Port Angeles, I became stranded in Hoodsport and had to spend the night there.

    I finally located three other gentlemen and their wives who were interested in the purchase
    and operation of the Sol Due Hot Springs Resort property. I contacted my uncle and aunt
    in Seattle, Mr. and Mrs. George W. Hancock; Mr. and Mrs. O.B. Tully, and Mr. and Mrs.
    Roy Stafford. The four of us agreed to each subscribe to the purchase of 25 percent of the
    incorporation stock.

    The purchase was made and we started the resort operation in 1944.
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    THIS IS MY FAIRY TALE  INSIDE STORY how I found my park in 1944, as described above, how my park found me, living inside of my Olympic National Park when I was three years old.

    Arriving at Sol Duc Hot Springs in 1944, is one of my first memories, it was freezing cold and the ground was white…. I thought it was snow. Mom said it was just thick frost.

    So there I was with my family, at Sol Duc Hot Springs, in the Sol Duc Valley surrounded by my park.

    It was the beginning of my enchanted fairy tale childhood and it lasted for almost nine years.

    What an ideal way to spend my childhood, nine years, 1944-1953 living in a Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort rustic, charming, four room cabin built by the Martin brothers in 1921.

    How rustic and charming was our cabin? We had only cold running water, , a big wood range in the kitchen, with a screened wooden cooler for food, a bathroom with no bath tub (we took our baths and did our laundry in hot mineral in the basement of the store) We had another wood stove in the front room. The back porch was a woodshed with a kids swing. Electricity was provided by a waterwheel . We had no telephone and one radio with one radio station.

    How rustic was our cabin? Well, by today’s standards…pretty rustic…

    We had the wild bears that ripped off the screened wooden food cooler on our kitchen and dumped over garbage cans on a regular basis.

    we had raccoon’s, Bantam Chickens and SKUNKS living and fighting under our cabin.

    We had wild deer that took apples from our hands at our kitchen window.

    Our rustic Sol Duc cabin was surrounded by towering cottonwood, evergreens trees and an additional 87 rustic cabins built by the Martin brothers in 1921.
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    As Dad said, Money was very scarce during these times…

    I don’t remember being poor, but I’m guessing we were poor and lived very frugally. Mom made all of our clothes, we got two pair of shoes a year, winter shoes in the fall and summer sandals and a new dress (one of my dresses was made out of silk from a World war II parachute) for EASTER. Making it do in World War two, we had skirts of raw silk too.

    In the summer, my winter shoes, with the toes cut out, because they were too small, became my CREEK SHOES.

    I didn’t own a store bought doll until I was eight years old. My two sisters and I shared one homemade doll called “Fatty”

    I don’t remember any toys? I don’t think they had been invented yet…

    We looked on the ground for and collected tax tokens, three of them equaled one penny.
    one penny would buy candy. (they were green plastic or aluminum)

    There was so much more, than being poor…  Like living a wonderful fairy tale.
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    A bit of history WA State has always been TAXING
    Washington state caused a stir when their tax laws were passed and implemented on May 21, 1935. The US government and treasury department filed suit against the state of Washington claiming THE USE OF SALES TAX TOKENS AS AN ASSAULT ON US COINAGE. The governor of Washington refused to back down and the issue was tabled by the government.
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    Back to sharing my inside story, living inside my park.

    MY FAVORITE MEMORIES, OF PEOPLE, PLACES AND THINGS

    It was unbelievably, wonder- full, delightful, wet, exciting and wild living on 320 acres of private property. (kind of like a fairy tale)

    A PRIVATE POOL
    In 1944, after my mother removed years and tons of accumulated leaves with a wheel barrow from the little pool, we had our own private small hot mineral swimming pool that winter and every winter after…

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    THE WONDERFUL DAYS OF SUMMER
    When Sol Duc Hot Springs was opened to and for PUBLIC USE
    Every rustic cabin was full
    The two swimming pools were full of splash happy people
    It was affordable for every working family
    Some family’s had a standing reservation for the same cabin every year
    Parking areas were full and over flowing
    The community kitchen and the surrounding area accommodated hundreds
    Campers Camped at the affordable Olympic National Park, Sol Duc Camp ground
    Fishing for trout in the Olympic National Park was a huge tourist attraction.

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    BACK THEN THERE WERE STILL FISH TO FISH FOR IN OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK
    Hikers hiked to the lakes to fish, Fisherman and fisher-boys fished in the Seven Lakes Basin (actually eight) Sol duc, Long, Lunch, Morgenroth, No Name, Clear, Round, and Lake No. 8.  Other lakes are encountered along the way are not considered part of “seven lakes” include Heart Lake, Deer Lake and Mink Lake.

    And, the old folks, woman and little kids stayed at Sol Duc Resort and went swimming…
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    HOW DID THOSE TROUT EVERYBODY USED TO FISH FOR GET UP INTO THEM THAR HILLS?
    Great question, I just found the answer three days ago on Jan 18,2016 …
    During the summer of 1933 Snider CCC Camp enrollees worked with THE U.S. BUREAU OF FISHERIES AND THE STATE GAME COMMISSION TO PLANT 77,000 TROUT in the higher lakes and headwaters of streams in Clallam County THE CCC ASSISTED IN TRANSPORTING THESE FISH BY PACK HORSE TO REMOTE LOCATIONS IN THE OLYMPIC
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    AS INHOLDERS OUR FAMILY LIVED INSIDE OF THE OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK EVEN IN 1944 INHOLDERS WERE SUBJECT TO NATIONAL PARK RULES AND LAWS

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    I don’t know exactly how old I was when I realized that living inside my park had drawbacks. When I noticed the look on my parents faces when they heard the rumble of the Park Ranger, two gun Merrill’s car crossing the bridge?

    It only happened, you could only hear the rumble of a vehicle crossing the bridge and echoing through the valley, when Sol Doc Hot Springs was closed for the winter.

    What did I know and when? I was just a little kid…

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    When I was older, I knew why the Park Ranger, two gun Merrill showed up.. and I DID NOT LIKE HIM.

    It was illegal to shoot off fireworks in every National Park, even on your own 320 acres of private land.

    If we saw him, we knew he was on our private land to inspect, to see what was going on, Two Gun Merrill was there to force and/or enforce National Park laws and rules, including writing tickets for violations.

    Fun and games on the Fourth of July, you bet. There was only one park ranger. In the summer time there were lots of kids, even kids with cars. Kids like to shoot off fire crackers, this is the game of tag that we played with Two Gun Merrill. It was about a mile from behind the big pool to the community kitchen . So, we kids, would shoot off a bunch of fireworks behind the big pool… Two Gun Merrill would come running.. Then we kids would jump in the car and go down to the community kitchen and shoot off more fireworks. Back and forth, laughing our heads off.

    How old was I? just a kid… OLD ENOUGH TO REMEMBER.
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    When I was older, I kind of sort of figured out why the Park Ranger, two gun Merrill showed up in the winter time . It was illegal to shoot off guns/firearms in every National Park, even on your own 320 acres of private land.

    As Dad said, Money was very scarce during these times…
    Feeding a family of six was expensive.
    I knew what the sound of an echoing firecracker/gunshot would do.
    I never saw the illegal shooting or dressing of a deer, But I’m sure our family, by definition ate camp meat: illegal venison.
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    BACK WHEN THERE WERE STILL FISH TO FISH FOR IN OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK

    BEFORE THE TROUT WERE ELIMINATE BY THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, TO PROTECT THE NOT SO ENDANGERED SPECIES LIKE LONG TOED SALAMANDERS AND FROGS

    Dad went fishing for trout up in the Seven Lake Basin.

    We had a walk in freezer up at the Sol Duc Store.
    As a kid, I ate a lot of free trout when I lived in my, Olympic National Park
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    HOW DID OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK RANGER, “TWO GUN MERRILL”

    GET HIS NAME? URBAN LEGEND HAS IT..
    THAT IN AN ATTEMPTED QUICK DRAW PRACTICE, HE ACCIDENTLY SHOT OFF ONE OF HIS TOES
    An urban legend is a secondhand story, alleged to be true
    and just plausible enough to be believed
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    The bottom line
    MY INSIDE STORY, ON MY OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK IS A LONG HISTORY TO SHARE AND WILL REQUIRE A SERIES OF POSTINGS ON MY WEBSITE.
    To be continued….


  • A Timely Opinion on ISIS Fanatics

    A Timely Opinion on ISIS Fanatics

    This is an unedited email comment I received

    How this piece will affect you is not in my hands.

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    snippet…

    Now Islamic prayers have been introduced in Toronto and other public
    schools in Ontario , and, yes, in Ottawa , too, while the Lord’s
    Prayer was removed (due to being so offensive?). The Islamic way may be
    peaceful for the time being in our country until the fanatics move in.’

    snippet…

    ‘The fact is that the fanatics rule Islam at this moment in history. It is the
    fanatics who march. It is the fanatics who wage any one of 50 shooting
    wars worldwide. It is the fanatics who systematically slaughter Christian or
    tribal groups throughout Africa and are gradually taking over the entire
    continent in an Islamic wave. It is the fanatics who bomb, behead, murder, or
    honor-kill. It is the fanatics who take over mosque after mosque. It is the
    fanatics who zealously spread the stoning and hanging of rape victims and
    homosexuals. It is the fanatics who teach their young to kill and to become
    suicide bombers.’

    The Bottom line….

    Extend yourself a bit and send this on. Let us hope that thousands world-wide
    read this, think about it, and send it on before it’s too late, and we are
    silenced because we were silent!!!

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    The full unedited text

    Received , December 19, 2015 8:35 AM
    Subject: ,,,,,, A German’s View

    Shabbot shalom,
    How this piece will affect you is not in my hands. I hope it’s wisdom does have its good effect. Otherwise we remain more dangerously asleep then we had before we read it. We either respond to our first nature, and dig in our heals to not move, or we meditate, asking favor from our engaging LORD, our Father, as to our right part in the encroaching war that is more boldly consuming the world politic with bloody results.
    To each one of us a response, wisely guided by His Spirit, is required, and you will know that a response is in no uncertain terms required as you read this man’s observations of the certain and consistent diabolical results that occur upon our necks by our personal responses. Each one of us, to prevent the occurring encroach of violence is called on to engage in this war wisely.
    Thus the future is not in leaders hands, but in our own. Have we not heard, that when good men do nothing, we encourage violence against the innocent? There is no face sitting, as this article shouts from the roof top. To think otherwise we remain as given over to our enemies as did the fallen who took no heed before us.
    What therefore is our part? If we can not ask that question without full reverence in light of our maker, of what are we but spent salt waiting to be trodden under, as the billions who continued in intoxicating inertia- the deadly drug, our enemies ever succeed by, “when good men do nothing”. Eventually only Maker, He, like our enemy, never sleeps, can help those whose talents are purposefully not buried by our default mode, our violent indifference. Sleep is hate in this war as in all wars. Our avoidance is a hateful purposed response.
    Love in His purpose, for our re-engagement for that is the only thing that love looks like,
    Someone else wrote of this man’s observations in part,

    “This is one of the best explanations of the Muslim terrorist situation I have ever read. His references to past history are accurate and clear- (by) Dr. Emanuel Tanya, a well-known and well-respected psychiatrist. A man, whose family was German aristocracy prior to World War II, owned a number of large industries and estates. When asked how many German people were true Nazis, the answer he gave can guide our attitude toward fanaticism.”
    ‘Very few people were true Nazis,’ he said, ‘but many enjoyed the return of German pride, and many more were too busy to care.
    I was one of those who just thought the Nazis were a bunch of fools. So, the majority just sat back and let it all happen. Then, before we knew it, they owned us, and we had lost
    control, and the end of the world had come.’

    ‘My family lost everything. I ended up in a concentration camp and the Allies
    destroyed my factories.’ ”
    ‘We are told again and again by ‘experts’ and ‘talking heads’ that Islam is a
    religion of peace and that the vast majority of Muslims just want to live in
    peace. Although this unqualified assertion may be true, it is entirely
    irrelevant. It is meaningless fluff meant to make us feel better, and meant to
    somehow diminish the spectre of fanatics rampaging across the globe in the name
    of Islam.’

    ‘The fact is that the fanatics rule Islam at this moment in history. It is the
    fanatics who march. It is the fanatics who wage any one of 50 shooting
    wars worldwide. It is the fanatics who systematically slaughter Christian or
    tribal groups throughout Africa and are gradually taking over the entire
    continent in an Islamic wave. It is the fanatics who bomb, behead, murder, or
    honor-kill. It is the fanatics who take over mosque after mosque. It is the
    fanatics who zealously spread the stoning and hanging of rape victims and
    homosexuals. It is the fanatics who teach their young to kill and to become
    suicide bombers.’
    ‘The hard, quantifiable fact is that the peaceful majority, the ‘silent
    majority,’ is cowed and extraneous. Communist Russia was comprised of
    Russians who just wanted to live in peace, yet the Russian Communists were
    responsible for the murder of about 20 million people. The peaceful majority were irrelevant. China’s huge population was peaceful as well, but Chinese Communists managed to kill a staggering 70 million people.’

    ‘The average Japanese individual prior to World War II was not a warmongering
    sadist. Yet, Japan murdered and slaughtered its way across South East Asia in an
    orgy of killing that included the systematic murder of 12 million Chinese civilians; most killed by sword, shovel, and bayonet. And who can forget Rwanda, which collapsed into butchery? Could it not be said that the majority of Rwandans were ‘peace loving’?

    ‘History lessons are often incredibly simple and blunt, yet for all our powers
    of reason, we often miss the most basic and uncomplicated of points:
    peace-loving Muslims have been made irrelevant by their silence. Peace-loving
    Muslims will become our enemy if they don’t speak up, because like my friend
    from Germany , they will awaken one day and find that the fanatics own them, and
    the end of their world will have begun.’

    ‘Peace-loving Germans, Japanese, Chinese, Russians, Rwandans, Serbs, Afghans,
    Iraqis, Palestinians, Somalis, Nigerians, Algerians, and many others have died
    because the peaceful majority did not speak up until it was too late.’
    ‘Now Islamic prayers have been introduced in Toronto and other public
    schools in Ontario , and, yes, in Ottawa , too, while the Lord’s
    Prayer was removed (due to being so offensive?). The Islamic way may be
    peaceful for the time being in our country until the fanatics move in.’

    ‘In Australia , and indeed in many countries around the world, many of the most
    commonly consumed food items have the halal emblem on them. Just look at the
    back of some of the most popular chocolate bars, and at other food items in your
    local supermarket. Food on aircraft have the halal emblem just to appease the
    privileged minority who are now rapidly expanding within the nation’s shores.’
    ‘In the U.K, the Muslim communities refuse to integrate and there are now dozens
    of “no-go” zones within major cities across the country that the police force
    dare not intrude upon. Sharia law prevails there, because the Muslim
    community in those areas refuse to acknowledge British law.’

    ‘As for us who watch it all unfold, we must pay attention to the only group that
    counts – the fanatics who threaten our way of life.’

    Lastly,
    anyone who doubts that the issue is serious and just deletes this email
    without sending it on, is contributing to the passiveness that allows the
    problems to expand.

    Extend
    yourself a bit and send this on. Let us hope that thousands world-wide
    read this, think about it, and send it on before it’s too late, and we are
    silenced because we were silent!!!


  • This Guy Says a “Lot”

    This Guy Says a “LOT”

    This is an unedited opinion of an American citizen. It is worth reading, Democratic or Republican, and it is worth sharing.

    I had hoped that setting up a website would give “We the people” a condensed running forum, a day by day, blow by blow account from ANY American, State, County, city citizens that had knowledge or concerns?

    Where anyone could go, read, find out, relate, expose, share and comment on anything.

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    I received this email

    re: “This Guy Says It All”

    I am the Democratic and the Republican Liberal-Progressive’s worst nightmare. I am a White, Conservative, Tax-Paying, American Veteran, Gun Owning Biker. I am a Master leatherworker. I work hard and long hours with my hands to earn a living.

    I believe in God and the freedom of religion, but I don’t push it on others. I ride Harley Davidson Motorcycles, drive American made cars, and I believe in American products and buy them whenever I can.

    I believe the money I make belongs to me and not some liberal governmental functionary, Democratic or Republican, that wants to share it with others who don’t work!

    I’m in touch with my feelings and I like it that way!

    I think owning a gun doesn’t make you a killer; it makes you a smart American.

    I think being a minority does not make you noble or victimized, and does not entitle you to anything. Get over it!

    I believe that if you are selling me a Big Mac or any other item, you should do it in English.

    I believe there should be no other language option.

    I believe everyone has a right to pray to his or her God when and where they want to.

    My heroes are Malcolm Forbes, Bill Gates, John Wayne, Babe Ruth, Roy Rogers, and Willie G. Davidson, who makes the awesome Harley Davidson Motorcycles.

    I don’t hate the rich. I don’t pity the poor.

    I know wrestling is fake and I don’t waste my time watching or arguing about it.

    I’ve never owned a slave, nor was I a slave. I haven’t burned any witches or been persecuted by the Turks, and neither have you!

    I believe if you don’t like the way things are here, go back to where you came from and change your own country!

    This is AMERICA …We like it the way it is and more so the way it was…so stop trying to change it to look like Russia, China, or some other socialist country!

    If you were born here and don’t like it…you are free to move to any Socialist country that will have you. I believe it is time to really clean house, starting with the White House, the seat of our biggest problems.

    I want to know which church is it, exactly, where the Reverend Jesse Jackson preaches, where he gets his money, and why he is always part of the problem and not the solution? Can I get an AMEN on that one?

    I also think the cops have the right to pull you over if you’re breaking the law, regardless of what color you are, but not just because you happen to ride a bike.

    And, no, I don’t mind having my face shown on my driver’s license. I think it’s good. And I’m proud that ‘God’ is written on my money.

    I think if you are too stupid to know how a ballot works, I don’t want you deciding who should be running the most powerful nation in the world for the next four years.

    I dislike those people standing in the intersections trying to sell me stuff or trying to guilt me into making ‘donations’ to their cause. Get a job and do your part to support yourself and your family!

    I believe that it doesn’t take a village to raise a child, it takes two parents.

    I believe ‘illegal’ is illegal no matter what the lawyers think!

    I believe the American flag should be the only one allowed in AMERICA!

    If this makes me a BAD American, then yes, I’m a BAD American.

    If you are a BAD American too, please forward this to everyone you know.

    We want our country back! My Country. I hope this offends all illegal aliens.

    My great, great, great, great grandfather watched and bled as his friends died in the Revolution and the War of 1812. My great, great, great grandfather watched as his friends died in the Mexican American War. My great, great grandfather watched as his friends and brothers died in the Civil War. My great grandfather watched as his friends died in the Spanish-American War. My grandfather watched, as his friends died in WW I. My father watched as his friends died in WW II.

    I watched as my friends died in Vietnam, Panama, and Desert Storm. My son watched and bled as his friends died in Afghanistan and Iraq. None of them died for the Mexican Flag. Everyone died for the American flag.

    Texas high school students raised a Mexican flag on a school flagpole and other students took it down. Guess who was expelled? The students who took it down.

    California High School students were sent home on Cinco de Mayo, because they wore T-shirts with the American flag printed on them.

    Enough is enough

    This message needs to be viewed by every American; and every American needs to stand up for America.

    We’ve bent over to appease the America-haters long enough. I’m taking a stand.

    I’m standing up because the hundreds of thousands who died fighting in wars for this country, and for the American flag.

    If you agree, stand up with me. If you disagree, please let me know. I will gladly remove you from my e-mail list.

    And shame on anyone who tries to make this a racist message.

    AMERICANS, stop giving away Your RIGHTS!

    Let me make this clear! THIS IS OUR COUNTRY! This statement DOES NOT mean I’m against immigration!

    YOU ARE WELCOME HERE, IN OUR COUNTRY, welcome to come legally:

    1. Get a sponsor!

    2. Learn the LANGUAGE, as immigrants have in the past!

    3. Live by OUR rules!

    4. Get a job!

    5. Pay YOUR Taxes!

    6. No Social Security until you have earned it and Paid for it!

    7. NOW find a place to lay your head!

    If you don’t want to forward this for fear of offending someone, then YOU’RE PART OF THE PROBLEM!

    We’ve gone so far the other way . . . bent over backwards not to offend anyone.

    Only AMERICANS seems to care when American Citizens are being offended!

    WAKE UP America!

    If you do not pass this on, may your fingers cramp!

    Made in the U S A and PROUD OF IT!

    By an unknown American Author


  • Are You an Environmentalist?

    Are You an Environmentalist?

    “Are You an Environmentalist OR DO YOU WORK FOR A LIVING?”: Work and Nature. In Uncommon Ground: Rethinking the Human Place in Nature. William
    Cronon, (editor) New York: W.W. Norton 1995.

    What a Concept in 2015
    “RETHINKING THE HUMAN PLACE IN NATURE”

    (twenty years later)
    It’s a Great place to start..
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    I received this response on the
    Olympic Peninsula OLYMPEX Water Project
    After emailing out….
    Olympic Peninsula OLYMPEX WHAT ELSE? Project
    (full text below)
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    AN INSIDER’S VIEW OF “WHAT ELSE” on the Olympic Peninsula

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    Thanks Brooke….

    Sharing is caring
    This is a great place to start….

    Landscape and Politics on the Olympic Peninsula – Journal …

    THE LAST BITE. A PENINSULA STUDY? FROM 97

    An interesting outsiders view of Peninsula insiders
    Olympic Pen and Quinault observation, published in 1997, by then undergraduate at UW, during the previous conflicts with environmentalist, logging, resources, spotted owl and social/political conflicts. JUST LIKE READING OUR DAILY NEWS TODAY, yet 97 still seems like yesterday. I wonder what this guy would have to say today, with the Land and Water Grabs, massive Conservation Movements, debris fed Wildland fires, Forest Service Sellout/Lockout of Public Lands, Federal/Tribal Partnership bed down, EW Wilderness Warfare, Jet Pollution
    AND NOW OLYMPEX
    making sure we are UN micro monitored to quench their thirst, from Americas blood. PLUS the surround and attack set up now marking us a military hotspot target, by possible enemy attacks. A bullseye! Boots on the ground will continue to push their way around.
    What would this guy say about our “new” thoroughfare out in the river? Building the “new Floodplain by Design”, creating a “new wetland” after destroying the natural flowing old one. The Congressional puppet show has to prove that “No Child Left Behinder’s” show some worth, by giving those inexperienced “new” graduates a chance to try out their “new learned skills” acquired from “new” computer modeling software and with “new” 21st century “what if” speculations. In some instances incomplete assumptions altogether, can result in unnecessary irreparable damage . Mother nature doesn’t always work in structural regularity or conduct itself by the books. Science? Science has taken on a peculiar detour in definition. “New” science is anything one wants it to be or mean in today’s world. Science doesn’t even need a purpose. A continual never ending study. A curiosity. To either kill the cat or nurture it into a predatory state.
    http://jpe.library.arizona.edu/volume_4/5DARK.PDF

    Brooke

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    A 26 page document

    Landscape and Politics on the Olympic Peninsula – Journal …

    jpe.library.arizona.edu/volume_4/5DARK.PDF
    by A Dark – ‎1997 – ‎Cited by 4 – ‎Related articles

    Vol.4 1997. 1. Landscape and Politics on the … JPE who offered their well-informed criticisms on an earlier draft of this article. 2. Along with areas of New …

    Landscape and Politics on the Olympic Peninsula:
    Social Agendas and Contested Practices in Scientific Forestry

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    READ MORE THE WILD OF  “WHAT ELSE” ON THE OLYMPIC PENINSULA
    A DOCUMENTED INSIDER’S VIEW of the outsiders.

    The Wild Olympics Scam

    www.wildolympicsscam.com/

    stop the wild olympics, agenda 21, land grabs; will devastate rural communities.
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    (full email text) of the OLYMPIC PENINSULA OLYMPEX WHAT ELSE? Project
    To Whom it May Concern

    Just asking? Just Saying….

    DO YOU TRUST THE GOVERNMENT?

    My neighbor asked, “WHAT ELSE are they going to use OLYMPEX for?”

    ARE YOU SMARTER THEN A 5TH GRADER?

    If you connect the dots… THE (GPM) COVERS “JUST” THE ENTIRE EARTH. THE (GV) IS GROUND VALIDATION?

    INDEED….
    THIS NASA SATELLITE TOGETHER WITH THE NASDA SPACE AGENCY OF JAPAN, will serve as a calibration reference for a constellation of SATELLITES operated by SEVERAL COUNTRIES. It is crucial to???? Completing the SATELLITE SURVEILLANCE coverage of the entire Earth?

    THIS UNIQUE VENUE? THE OLYMPIC PENINSULA? IS THE “IDEAL?” OR? “THE ONLY LOCATION” WITH THE “IDEAL SIZE” THOUSANDS OF ACRES OF UNDEVELOPED LAND FOR A FIELD CAMPAIGN INVOLVING AIRCRAFT, RADARS AND OTHER GROUND-BASED SENSORS, AND OTHER? a SATELLITE with a dual frequency (Ka and Ku band) radar and passive microwave sensors (10-183 GHz frequencies)

    DOES THIS SOUND FAMILIAR?

    THE OLYMPIC PENINSULA ELECTRONIC WARFARE GAME PLAN….

    Using similar? OR THE SAME technology? Covering the entire Pacific rim and CONTINUING THE DEVELOPMENT of Menwith Hill in the EU…. FOR completing GLOBAL SATELLITE SURVEILLANCE coverage of the entire Earth?

    THE OLYMPIC PENINSULA ELECTRONIC WARFARE GAME PLAN….

    THIS UNIQUE VENUE? THE OLYMPIC PENINSULA? IS THE ONLY LOCATION WITH THE IDEAL SIZE,THOUSANDS OF ACRES OF UNDEVELOPED LAND FOR A FIELD CAMPAIGN INVOLVING AIRCRAFT, RADARS AND OTHER GROUND-BASED SENSORS.AND other, a satellite with a dual frequency (Ka and Ku band) radar and passive microwave sensors (10-183 GHz frequencies)

    CONSIDERING WHAT SATELLITE TECHNOLOGY HAS BECOME AND THE MULTIPURPOSES THEY ARE USED FOR….

    For the understanding of a reasonable person

    I AM JUST ASKING? IS THE OLYMPIC PENINSULA OLYMPEX “A WHAT ELSE ” MULTIPURPOSE GLOBAL PROJECT?

    Under WHAT ELSE?
    Lois asked….
    Did anyone mention the cost and who is paying for it?
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    Bottom line

    “WHAT ELSE?” INDEED…
    HOW MANY MORE MULTIPURPOSE GLOBAL PROJECTS?
    ARE BEING LEGISLATED AND FUNDED BEHIND OUR BACKS BEHIND CLOSED DOORS?


  • Quadrennial Fire Review

    Quadrennial Fire Review

    The QFR is not reviewed or approved by any government entity.

    Social networking will become the most effective means of informing and educating the public about FIRE, as traditional media and informational techniques continue to decline in popularity.

    It was called the fire community’s “CRYSTAL BALL,” by Tom Harbour, Director of Fire and Aviation Management for the USDA Forest Service.[1]

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    References

    The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) Donald K. Artley, Contractor  August, 2009 Address by Tom Harbour before the International Association of Fire Chiefs Conference, March 26, 2009 Written by Don Artley, January 2009, in IAFC newsletter, article titled, “Quadrennial Fire Review.”

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    The 2009 Quadrennial Fire Review (QFR) is a publication that examines the future of wildfire in the United States and provides insight and predictions about potential changes in mission, roles and responsibilities.

    It was called the fire community’s “CRYSTAL BALL,” by Tom Harbour, Director of Fire and Aviation Management for the USDA Forest Service.[1]

    The QFR is not a policy or decision document, nor does it contain specific recommendations. Its purpose is to stimulate thought and discussion within the wildfire community about how the nation can best prepare for future wildfire seasons. According to the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), the QFR “was designed as a strategic evaluative process that develops an internal assessment of capabilities of current programs and resources in comparison to future needs for fire management.” [2]

    The QFR is published every four years. The first QFR was completed in 2005 and the second published in January 2009 by the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho; and the National Advanced Fire Research Institute in Tucson, Arizona. It is modeled on the Department of Defense’s Quadrennial Defense Review.

    The 2009 QFR was developed by fire experts from federal, state local and tribal organizations, plus assistance from non-governmental organizations and the research and academic communities. The overall effort was coordinated through the Brookings Institution.

    The QFR is not reviewed or approved by any government entity.

    It is meant to be an independent and objective document, free from political or agency influence. The QFR’s projections of future conditions extend to a 10-to-20 year time frame, while the strategies for how to prepare for those future conditions is defined in a four-to-five-year period.

    The QFR looks at trends and makes forecasts about what will need to change within the fire community to deal with future challenges. Among the notable forecasts in the 2009 QFR are:

    • Climate change will produce longer fire seasons, with the potential of 10–12 million acres (40,000–49,000 km2)
    • BURNING IN THE UNITED STATES BY THE YEAR 2014.
    • Also, wildfire will affect more geographic regions than in the past, specifically the Northeast and Great Lakes areas, which generally have been considered at low-risk. Alaska‘s fire vulnerability will increase, as well, as warmer temperatures dry out vegetation.
    • The current drought cycle might last another 25 years, creating more stress on vegetation and contributing to a higher number of fires and more volatile fire behavior.
    • Growth will slow in populated areas prone to wildfire (often called the “wildland-urban interface” or WUI), but they will still be at high risk from wildfires.
    • Fire agency budgets will be strained by increasing demands, rising costs and falling government revenues.
    • The concept of “protecting all communities at all costs” should transition to “fostering self-reliance and increasing resiliency.” The education focus should shift toward more self-reliance and accountability, producing “fire-adapted communities.”
    • Social networking will become the most effective means of informing and educating the public about fire, as traditional media and informational techniques continue to decline in popularity.

    The 2009 QFR also outlines an integrated fuels management plan that would help ensure that fuels treatment investments are tied more closely to land stewardship objectives. It also suggests that small-scale fuels treatments (prescribed burning, mechanical removal of brush, thinning, chemical treatments, and so forth) are not as effective as larger, landscape-scale treatments in terms of ecosystem health.

    The 2005 QFR was prescient. For example, it predicted a significant increase in the number and costs of wildfires, dramatic changes in weather, accelerated WUI growth, and continued fuel build-ups. All of these forecasts proved correct.

    More than 100 people participated in developing the 2009 version of the QFR. The next QFR is scheduled for publication in 2012. Electronic copies of the QFR are available at the NIFC website,[1]

    References

    Address by Tom Harbour before the International Association of Fire Chiefs Conference, March 26, 2009 Written by Don Artley, January 2009, in IAFC newsletter, article titled, “Quadrennial Fire Review.”

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    Wildfires in the United States


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    Pie N Politics. Like many areas of the United States, citizens in Siskiyou County are finding government regulations are destroying their RIGHTS. This includes …

    Pie N Politics.com was created by the Scott Valley PROTECT OUR WATER (POW), which said “NO” to California Dept. of Fish and Game, when the agency began demanding landowners purchase a PERMIT to use their legally-owned irrigation water. Siskiyou farmers, ranchers and landowners are leaders in this battle.

    This is the statement I found on their website

    Pie N Politics  Like many areas of the United States, citizens in Siskiyou County are finding government regulations are destroying their RIGHTS. This includes Water Rights, Property Rights and Individual Rights. We believe in the Constitutions of the United States and State of California that provide RIGHTS for its citizens. We also believe these RIGHTS are being systematically reduced, which is resulting in tyranny from our governments — at all levels.

    Under the U.S. Constitution, the government should serve the people!

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    SOUND FAMILIAR? … in many areas of the United States, citizens are finding government regulations are destroying their RIGHTS……

    Pie N Politics was set up because “Water is Worth Fighting For”

    behindmyback.org was set up because  “When Citizens of the United States of American are afraid of what their government is going to do to them, that is unacceptable to me”

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    My grandson set up my website. “behindmyback.org … . is dedicated to investigating, researching,Informing U.S. Citizens of how various government agencies are violating the Constitution, taking away private property rights, and infringing on …

    Another grandson’s comment to me on Stop the Wild Olympics said…

    “Keep on fighting, somebody’s got to.”

    Pie N Politics? Liz Bowen

    Grandma N Politics? Pearl Rains Hewett, behindmyback.org

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    When women address issues, they have a more pragmatic approach, dealing with things sensibly and realistically in a way that is based on practical rather than theoretical considerations.

    What is the PROBLEM?  Who? What? When? Where? and Why?

    It doesn’t  take much, for a woman to connect the dots and figure it out, it is not just one government problem.

    It is the trickle down effect, both water and fear run downhill from WA DC. to our state level, to our local level and “We the People” are finding government regulations are destroying citizens  RIGHTS. This includes Water Rights, Property Rights and Individual Rights.

    Various government agencies are violating the Constitution, taking away private property rights, and infringing on  our right to life liberty and the pursuit of happiness…

    We also believe these RIGHTS are being systematically reduced, which is resulting in tyranny from our governments — AT ALL LEVELS.

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    Jul 1, 2015 – My website, behindmyback.org, is dedicated to investigating, researching, documenting, updating and disseminating critical information to ..

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    Of course, Women may also be effected and effective with the “mama bear” phenomenon.  A biological bit of “I am woman watch me roar.” Call it the “Mama Bear N Politics”

    I insist on using HUMOR and I love  this description.

    I may seem quiet and reserved, but if you mess with my children, I will break out a level of crazy that will make your nightmares seem like a happy place.

    Hmmm… I have three children, ten grandchildren and eight great grandchildren and the government is messing with their future.

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    What is the PROBLEM?  Who? What? When? Where? and Why?

    One thing leads to another, Pie N Politics website  may have started with water, but,  I found this posted by them online.

    And, the good news on this day, is

    Veterans Adminstration employee charged with falsifying medical records

    Veterans & soldiers

    Department of Justice
    U.S. Attorney’s Office
    Southern District of Georgia
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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Friday, July 17, 2015

    VA Employee Charged With Falsifying Medical Records Of Numerous Veterans

    AUGUSTA, GA: A 50-count indictment, unsealed today in federal court, has charged Cathedral Henderson, 50, a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) employee and the former Chief of Fee Basis over non-VA Care at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia, with crimes related to his alleged falsification of the medical records of numerous VA patients. The indictment alleges that Henderson terminated unresolved consults – medical appointments that had not been scheduled or completed – by falsely stating in VA patients’ medical records that “services have been completed or patient refused services.”
    United States Attorney Edward Tarver stated, “The crimes alleged in this indictment are troubling. Our VA officials and employees are entrusted with the health and welfare of some of the most honorable and vulnerable in our nation – our veterans. Patients, doctors, nurses and hospitals rely heavily upon the truth and accuracy of our permanent medical records. The intentional falsification of veterans’ medical records is a serious offense and will not be tolerated.”
    Assistant Inspector General for Investigations Quentin G. Aucoin stated, “The VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) vigorously investigates allegations regarding VA employees who alter medical records with false statements in order to conceal unfulfilled consults for medical procedures. These alleged actions give the appearance that medical care was rendered or, in some cases, the appearance that veterans declined medical care. Alterations of medical records and false statements in these records needlessly expose patients to harm and also undermine the integrity of VA data relied upon by VA decision-makers, who oversee and manage operations.”
    Henderson has been charged with 50 counts of making false statements. If convicted, Henderson faces a maximum sentence of 5 years in prison and a $250,000 fine on each count. An indictment is only an accusation and is not evidence of guilt. The defendant is entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the Government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
    The case was investigated by Special Agents from the VA-OIG’s Office of Investigations, with assistance from clinical staff in the VA-OIG’s Office of Healthcare Inspections. Assistant United States Attorney Lamont Belk is prosecuting the case on behalf of the United States. Any questions should be directed to First Assistant United States Attorney James D. Durham at (912) 201-2547.

    USAO – Georgia, Southern District
    Updated July 21, 2015

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     As the Editor of Pie N Politics Liz Bowen said…. In a previous Quote…

    Boy this sure didn’t make the news! —

    Assistant United States Attorney Lamont Belk is prosecuting the case on behalf of the United States. Any questions should be directed to First Assistant United States Attorney James D. Durham at (912) 201-2547.

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    Never underestimate the power of cyberspace

    Word gets around in cyberspace, round and round and round it goes and where it stops nobody knows.

    Pie N Politics » An observation on “WILD” from Pearl Rains …

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    An observation on “WILD” from Pearl Rains Hewett. May 17, 2012. Federal gov & land grabs. WILD OLYMPICS over 300 million are deprived the full use and …

    Over three years later this “WILD” observation  is still going round and round and round in cyberspace

    I highly recommend this website.