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  • The Human Toll of WA DC Edicts 2012-2016

    2012 TWO COUNTIES – same problem – water and land use REGULATIONS

    SISKIYOU COUNTY CALIF –  CLALLAM COUNTY WASHINGTON

    WHAT HAVE OUR COUNTY’S GOT IN COMMON?

     WATER AND LAND USE REGULATIONS AND LITIGATION ARE DESTROYING US.

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    2016  THREE  COUNTIES – same problem – water and land use REGULATIONS

    FEBRUARY 26, 2016  THE SOCIAL, ECONOMIC CATASTROPHE CAUSED BY (WA DC Edicts) FEDERAL CONTROL, THREE COUNTIES,  THREE STATE, SISKIYOU COUNTY CALIF –  CLALLAM COUNTY WASHINGTON And JOSEPHINE COUNTY OREGON CAUSED BY THE….

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    THIS IS A MUST READ FIRST

    BLM Bureau of Land Mismanagement

    Posted on February 29, 2016 9:33 am by Pearl Rains Hewett Comment

    February 26, 2016 Toni Webb’s  story is here… OREGON CANDIDATE EXPOSES SOCIAL, ECONOMIC CATASTROPHE CAUSED BY FEDERAL CONTROL IN JOSEPHINE COUNTY OREGON

    Liz and I both saw this … As the history of our three counties in three different states. Washington State, Oregon and Calif. Liz Bowen is from Siskiyou County, Calif. Pie N Politics Pearl Rains Hewett is from Clallam County WA

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    JUNE 10, 2016

    The Bottom line….

    Pearl Rains Hewett,  LET ME ASK AMERICA A QUESTION

    HOW HAS THE ‘SYSTEM’ BEEN WORKING OUT FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY?

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    By Donald J. Trump April 14, 2016 7:18 p.m. ET

    (unedited full text)

     LET ME ASK AMERICA A QUESTION

    HOW HAS THE ‘SYSTEM’ BEEN WORKING OUT FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY?

    Behind My Back | Let Me Ask America a Question

    www.behindmyback.org/2016/04/26/letmeaskamerica-a-question/

    Apr 26, 2016 – Let Me Ask America a Question. How has the ‘system’ been working out for you and your family? No wonder voters demand change.

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    MAY 9, 2016 DONALD J. TRUMP SAID ” AS A BUSINESSMAN I THINK REGULATIONS ARE EVEN WORSE THAN TAXES”.

    WOW, GETTING RID OF THE EPA?  Environmental Protection Agency

    THE ESA THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT?

    May 27, 2016 – Trump accused state officials of denying water to Central Valley farmers so they can send it … so they can send it out to sea ‘to protect a certain kind of threeinch fish‘. The theory that California’s water shortage is all the fault of the Environmental Protection Agency is, like most conspiracy.

    GO FIGURE? WATER FOR PEOPLE NOT A THREE INCH ENDANGERED SMELT.

    The Human Toll of WA DC Edicts 2012-2016

    Apr 26, 2016 – Let Me Ask America a Question. How has the ‘system’ been working out for you and your family? No wonder voters demand change.

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    DONALD J. TRUMP, AS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, A BUSINESS MAN, WILL BE TRANSFERRING THE CONTROL OF OUR PRIVATE AND PUBLIC LANDS BACK TO WESTERN STATES, LIKE OREGON, BACK TO WE THE PEOPLE, BECAUSE IT IS SO CRITICAL TO OUR SURVIVAL.

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     The Human Toll in Siskiyou County – KARE

    www.klamathalliance.org/information/the-humantoll-in-siskiyoucounty/

    Siskiyou County has been hard hit by the environmental movement during the past twenty years. Time and again, we are promised that tourism will rise and …

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    Nov 18, 2012- June 10, 2016

    CLALLAM COUNTY WASHINGTON- SISKIYOU COUNTY CALIF-  

    OUR TIMBER INDUSTRIES  HAVE BEEN HARD HIT BY THE “ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT” DURING THE PAST TWENTY YEARS.

    TIME AND AGAIN, WE ARE PROMISED THAT TOURISM WILL RISE AND …

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    from Pearl Rains-Hewett

    Posted 11/18/2012

    WHAT HAVE OUR COUNTY’S GOT IN COMMON?

    OUR TIMBER INDUSTRIES AND,

    How Water and Land Use REGULATIONS and Litigation Are DESTROYING Us

    2012 “The hand writing on the wall” is an idiom for “imminent doom or misfortune” and for “the future is predetermined”.

    CLALLAM COUNTY

    Timber harvesting is the dominant land use in the County with 285,842 acres in large commercial timber holdings. Widespread timber harvesting in the area began in the 1920’s and continued intensively through the 1980’s, when the rate slowed significantly due in part to federal listings of the northern SPOTTED OWL AND MARBLED MURRELET.

    At one time, it was the largest timber production area in the state.

    However, OUR FOREST INDUSTRIES HAVE BEEN DEVASTATED BY FEDERAL AND STATE REGULATIONS.

    How many sawmills and wood processing facilities are gone?

    There is no doubt that the restrictions on timber harvest from public lands under the Northwest Forest Plan have played a significant role in this decline.

    Eighty- one % (81%) of the land base in Clallam County proper is in Federal (or state) ownership.

    Olympic National Forest Is over 1 million acres.

    There are more than ? miles of wild and scenic rivers in Clallam County.

    What is the unemployment rate? 9.1% of the labor force Sep 2012

    One aspect of this is land conversion from private to Federal lands.

    acquisition or conservation easements

    new wildlife refuge

    convert acres of farmland to wetlands

    There are many forest-dependent communities in our county where local unemployment is estimated from?

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    SISKIYOU COUNTY

    Siskiyou County accounts for 15% of the timber harvested in California.

    At one time, it was the second largest timber production area in the state.

    However, our forest industries have been devastated by Federal and State regulations.

    There are many forest-dependent communities in our county where local unemployment is estimated from 30-40%.

    There is no doubt that the restrictions on timber harvest from public lands under the Northwest Forest Plan have played a significant role in this decline.

    all 17 sawmills were gone and wood processing facilities

    Sixty-three % (63%) of the land base in Siskiyou County is in Federal (or state) ownership.

    There are more than 152 miles of wild and scenic rivers in the County.

    National Forest’s 1.7 million acres alone comprises 42% of Siskiyou County’s land base.

    In March of 2012, the unemployment rate was 18.7%, ranking Siskiyou 50th out of 56 counties in the state.

    The AP Economic Stress Index ranks Siskiyou County as the 14th most economically stressed county in the United States.

    One aspect of this is land conversion from private to Federal lands.

    Since 1999, 8,625.71 acres valued at $3,922,179 have been converted to Federal land.

    Another 11,236 acres of ranch land in the Shasta Valley is currently proposed for conversion to a new wildlife refuge.

    In addition, the proposed Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement seeks to convert 44,479 acres of farmland in the Upper Klamath Basin to wetlands, (some of which may be in Siskiyou County.)

    It also proposes to secure 21,800 acres of farmland by acquisition or conservation easements in the Scott and Shasta Valleys of Siskiyou County.

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    Pearl Rains Hewett

    Please read on if you are concerned

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    Siskiyou County Supervisor Marcia Armstrong 5/31/12

    “I have completed part I of my report on (Integrated Water Resources Management) IWRM. http://users.sisqtel.net/armstrng/IRWM%20siskiyou%20part1.htm This includes an economic and social impact study, a briefing on each of Siskiyou County’s Agricultural areas in the Klamath, a briefing on water rights and a chronology of the major actions (legal, regulatory) in the Klamath River/Siskiyou County over the past 15 years.”

    Part 1 – Siskiyou County

    How Water and Land Use Regulations and Litigation Are Destroying Us

    By Marcia H. Armstrong © 2012
    armsrtrng@sisqtel.net
    (reprint granted with attribution)

    Background on Siskiyou County and its Economy

     

    GENERAL:

    Sixty-three % (63%) of the land base in Siskiyou County is in Federal (or state) ownership. There are portions of the Klamath National Forest; Shasta-Trinity National Forest; Six Rivers National Forest;Modoc National Forest; and Rogue Siskiyou National Forest in Siskiyou County. The Klamath National Forest’s 1.7 million acres alone comprises 42% of Siskiyou County’s land base. The county also includes the Tule Lake and Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuges, as well as the Lava Beds National Monument. There are various BLM lands administered by the Redding, Medford, Ashland and Susanville BLM offices. There are more than 152 miles of wild and scenic rivers in the County. There are lands held in tribal trust for the Karuk and Quartz Valley Indian tribes.

    The entire land base of Siskiyou County is 4,038,843 acres or 6,287 square miles. Of this, 1,153,246 acres (29%) is in farmland, however only 138,000 acres (3% of tot. county acres) are irrigated. 2,525,216 acres is considered rangeland/woodland/ forest (inc. National Forest.) Our relatively sparse population of 44,301 classifies the county as “frontier.” There are nine small incorporated cities that date back to the California Gold Rush. Eight tenths of one percent of private land is urban.

    In the year 2000, the average unemployment rate for the year was 7.5%. By 2008, it had risen to 10.2%, rising again to 15.8% in 2009. In March of 2012, the unemployment rate was 18.7%, ranking Siskiyou 50th out of 56 counties in the state. There are many forest-dependent communities in our county where local unemployment is estimated from 30-40%. The average wage per job in 2008 was $32,707. That was only 63% of the state average. The median household income was $36,823 — or 60% of the state median. Non-household median income is currently $27,718 — a ranking of 47th in the state. The AP Economic Stress Index ranks Siskiyou County as the 14th most economically stressed county in the United States.

    Siskiyou County has a substantial low income population. In 2010, 18.6% of all residents in Siskiyou County, 26.6% of children under the age of 18 and 7.3% of those 65 years or older lived below the poverty line. In 2010, the economic impact of jobs at Human Services and entitlement benefits to County residents was $71,581,874. This includes: $11.6 million in annual “assistance costs” (CalWorks/welfare, Foster Care;) $8.8 million in annual food stamps; $4.7 million in In-Home-Support-Services for the elderly and disabled; and $36.7 million in Medical Assistance/Medi-Cal.

    Social statistics indicate that Siskiyou County has the second highest child abuse/neglect rate in the state – (3 times the state average.) Compared to Los Angeles County, Siskiyou County has higher rates of all forms of violent crime except homicide. [aggravated assaults, forcible rape, and robbery.] Often these crimes have similar underlying causes, namely, social strain combined with the selective disinhibition fueled by alcohol and drug use (read Robert Nash Parker; Robin Room; and Jeffery A Roth). The premature death rate for the general population is almost twice that of the national average.

    According to Indicators of Alcohol and Other Drug Risk and Consequences for California Counties Siskiyou County 2007, the number of local fatalities in alcohol-involved motor vehicle accidents was three times that of the statewide average; the death rate due to alcohol and drug use was 32.5 deaths per 100,000 persons (compared to a state average of 20.9/1000.) Methamphetamine accounted for 44% of admissions for alcohol and drug treatment. Admissions for alcohol use accounted for 31 percent of admissions in 2004. The death rate for cirrhosis if the liver was three times the Healthy People 2010 goal. Drug-induced deaths were 19 times higher than the Healthy People 2010 goal per 1,000. About 85% of child abuse cases involve methamphetamine.

    THE ECONOMY OF SISKIYOU COUNTY IS BASED ON SMALL BUSINESS. In 2008, there were 6,857 non-farm proprietors in Siskiyou County. According to 2007 data, 61% of non-farming establishments in Siskiyou County had less than 4 employees; 82% had less than 10 employees and 93% had less than 20.

    Agriculture is a major economic sector of the county. Our 2010 Siskiyou County Annual Crop and Livestock Report indicates that the agricultural valuation in the county was $195,711,956 (gross and excluding timber.) According to the USDA Ag Census, in 1992 Siskiyou County had 647,446 acres in farms. By 2007, this had been reduced to 597,534 acres. The 1996-2008 Land Use Summary, Farmland Mapping and Monitoring Program indicates that during the span of the report, Siskiyou County lost 15,164 acres of prime farmland; 3,036 acres of farmland of statewide importance; 40,456 acres of farmland of local importance. With an addition of 16,126 acres of grazing land and 2,390 acres of unique farmland, this mean a total loss of 40,140 acres of farmland. In 2000, there were 895 farm proprietors in Siskiyou County. This declined to only 730 in 2008. The county lost 81 livestock ranches from 1992 to 2007, with an accompanying loss of 20,882 fewer cattle and calves in inventory. According to the CA D.O.T. Siskiyou County Economic Forecast, since 1995, Siskiyou County’s agriculture industries have experienced substantial job loss of about 586 jobs, declining almost 45%.

    During the past 20 years, there has also been a restructuring of size and sales in agricultural operations. Since 1992 to 2007, there has been an increase in the number of small farms: farms under 10 acres doubled to 80. Farms under 50 acres increased 59% to 229. Farms 50-179 acres increased 27% to 228. Farms from 180-449 acres remained about the same at 79. However, there was a 19% reduction in farms 1000 acres or more to 100 farms in 2007. One aspect of this is land conversion from private to Federal lands. Since 1999, 8,625.71 acres valued at $3,922,179 have been converted to Federal land. Another 11,236 acres of ranch land in the Shasta Valley is currently proposed for conversion to a new wildlife refuge. In addition, the proposed Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement seeks to convert 44,479 acres of farmland in the Upper Klamath Basin to wetlands, (some of which may be in Siskiyou County.) It also proposes to secure 21,800 acres of farmland by acquisition or conservation easements in the Scott and Shasta Valleys of Siskiyou County.

    At the same time, farms having less than $2,500 in sales increased 105% to 359. Farms selling $2,500-9,999 stayed about the same at 151. Farms selling $10-$24,999 decreased 10% to 95. Farms selling $25,000-$49,999 decreased about 18% to 60. Farms selling $50,000 to $99,999 decreased 45% to 44 and farms with sales in excess of $100,000 increased by 28% to 137.

    Siskiyou County accounts for 15% of the timber harvested in California. At one time, it was the second largest timber production area in the state. However, our forest industries have been devastated by Federal and State regulations. For instance, the forestry section of Siskiyou County’s 1972 Conservation Element of the General Plan indicated that there were 17 sawmills in the county (employing 2,055 people or 24% of the employment base) and 8 wood processing facilities (employing 294 people or 3% of the employment base). There were 46 logging contractors and support establishments employing 501 people or 5% of the employment base. By 2007, ALL 17 SAWMILLS WERE GONE. The census indicates that there were a total of 6 wood products manufacturing establishments (including veneer mills) employing 380 people (one mill has subsequently closed in Butte Valley). There were 38 Logging, Forestry and Support Establishments employing 157 employees.

    There is no doubt that the restrictions on timber harvest from public lands under the Northwest Forest Plan have played a significant role in this decline. In 1978, 239 MMBF of timber was harvested from the Klamath National Forest (KNF), 274 MMBF from the Shasta Trinity National Forest (STNF) and 73 MMBF from the Six Rivers National Forest (SRNF.) In 2008, 20 MMBF was harvested from the KNF, 22 MMBF from the STNF and 8 MMBF from the SRNF. [Seehttp://users.sisqtel.net/armstrng/regulatory%20impacts.htm for links to tables and reports]

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    The Human Toll in Siskiyou County – KARE

    The Human Toll in Siskiyou County

    SISKIYOU COUNTY HAS BEEN HARD HIT BY THE ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT DURING THE PAST TWENTY YEARS. TIME AND AGAIN,

    WE ARE PROMISED THAT TOURISM WILL RISE AND OFFSET ANY DAMAGE TO OUR RESOURCE DRIVEN ECONOMY, AND YET THOSE DOLLARS REFUSE TO MATERIALIZE.

    For 20 years, timber has been excluded from our national forests (see this shocking graph) which consume nearly two thirds of our entire county. Mining has been all but eliminated, agriculture (the largest remaining industry in this county)

    AND NOW KS WILD HAS THE TEMERITY TO CLAIM THAT OUR COUNTY WILL BE BETTER OFF WITH ANOTHER 200,000 ACRES (OF 600,000 TOTAL) OF TIMBERLAND LOCKED UP IN SOME “CLIMATE REFUGE?” Next time somebody trots out that line, give them some of these demographic statistics:

    Unemployment, July 2011

    (State wide data by county: PDF file)

    • California: 12.4%
    • Siskiyou Co: 16.6%
    • Shasta Co: 15.0%
    • Modoc Co: 13.9%
    • Humboldt Co: 11.9%
    • LA Co: 13.3%
    • Sacramento Co: 12.9%
    • San Franscsco Co: 9.0%

    Siskiyou County 2010 Snapshot

    (PDF file)

    • Population: around 48,000
    • The median age of the population is 43
    • 36% of the population is employed
    • Unemployment is 18.5%
    • Median Household Income $35,692 ($59,928 for CA)
    • 28% of households have children under 18 (46% USA)
    • 18% of the population lives below the poverty line (13% CA)
    • 27% of children live below the poverty line (18.5% CA)
    • 18% of the population is eligible for food stamps
    • 22% are eligible for Medi-Cal programs (18% CA)
    • Substantiation of Child Abuse and Neglect 31.7 per 1,000 ( 9/1,000 for CA)
    • Siskiyou Co. has higher rates of all violent crime (aggravated assaults, forcible rape and robbery) except homicide than Los Angeles Co. 11% of Seniors aged 60 and above have been abused.
    • Methamphetamine accounts for 44% of substance abuse treatment admissions. Roughly 11.9 percent of adolescents under 18 reported binge drinking over the past month (CA 6.6 percent.)
    • Of youth between age 10-17 admitted for treatment, 72% were for marijuana, 17% methamphetamine, and 11% alcohol. 83% were male. This age group also accounts for 13% of drug-related arrests.
    • Individuals between 25 and 34 years account for 25 percent of admissions to alcohol and drug treatment. This age group also accounts for 22 percent of drug related arrests
    • Individuals between 35 and 44 years accounts for 27 percent of alcohol-related arrests

    Twenty Year Trends

    (PDF file)

    • Demographic Trends — Age distribution: The census indicates that between 1990 and 2008, Siskiyou County experienced a 25% loss in the population of children under the age of 18. The County saw a 45% increase in the population age 45-64 and an 18% increase of those age 65 and older. This shows that our population is aging dramatically, and younger family wage earners are migrating elsewhere.
    • Income Trends; The BEA (Bureau of Economic Analysis) indicates that in 1987, the average wage for jobs in Siskiyou County were 73% of the California average. There was a steady decline down to as low as 57% in the year 2000, then the percentage stabilized at 61 % with an increase to 63% in 2008. This shows that our wages are depressed, not keeping pace with inflation and the rest of the state.
    • Unemployment — The EDD statistics indicate that from 1990-2009, the highest rates of unemployment occurred in individual months in 1991-1993 (19.3-21.1%.) The average rate of unemployment for 1991 was 13.2, for 1992 — 15.8 and for 1993 -15.6. This high rate likely reflects the closure of the four timber mills in Siskiyou County between 1989-1999. The rate of unemployment then very gradually decreased each year until it plateaued around 2001 -2007 at 8-9.5% It climbed to an average of 10.2% in 2008 and was at 15.8% average in 2009.
    • Median Household Income The census (SAIPE) reports that in 1989, the median household income of Siskiyou County residents was $22,077. This was 66% of the California median, (down $11,000 from the CA median.) In 2008, the Siskiyou County median was $36,823. It had decreasedto 60% of the California median, (down $24,000 from the CA median household income.) Siskiyou County ranks 51 out of 58 California Counties in median income.
    • Poverty Rates — The census (SAIPE) reports that in 1989, 14.4% of Siskiyou County residents lived below the poverty line. This was 1.7% higher than the poverty rate for California in general. In 1989, 23.5% of children under 18 in Siskiyou County lived in poverty. This was 2.2% higher than the California rate. In 2008, 16.4% of all residents in Siskiyou County lived in poverty. This is a 2 percent increase in the rate over that of 1989 and is 3.1% higher than the California rate. In 2008, 25.4% of children under the age of 18 in Siskiyou County lived in poverty. That is a 2 percent increase in the rate over that of 1989 and is 6.9% greater than the California rate.

    Summary Comment: Siskiyou County is an aging county. A large percentage of children in the county live in poverty and this is getting worse. Average wages are poor compared to the rest of California and getting worse. The household median income in the County has historically lagged far behind that of California and is getting worse. Unemployment has always been substantially higher than California in general. After stabilizing from high employment in the aftermath of mill closures and Forest Service layoffs, unemployment has substantially increased in the past two years and is climbing. It is currently 15.6% (May 2010.) The well-being of a substantial number of Siskiyou County residents is depressed and trending downward.

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    JUNE 10, 2016

    The Bottom line….

    Pearl Rains Hewett,  LET ME ASK AMERICA A QUESTION

    HOW HAS THE ‘SYSTEM’ BEEN WORKING OUT FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY?

     


  • Where There’s a Won’t They Don’t

    Where There’s a Will there’s a Way.

    Where There’s a Won’t They Don’t

    In a reelection campaign speech, our Clallam County Commissioner Mike Chapman  said “If we don’t want you to do it, we will make it as difficult as possible”

    Go figure… With this attitude against what our local citizens want, Mike Chapman was reelected.

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    WHAT CITIZENS WANT AND WHAT WE’VE GOT….

    WITH “THEY” BEING DEFINED AS THE ELECTED FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, THEY WILL FIND A WAY TO TAKE OUR WORKING TAXPAYERS MONEY. BY TAXING, TOLLING, FEES, PERMITTING, FOR ENTRANCE…

    THEY WON’T AND DON’T BOTHER WITH FINDING A WAY  FOR WORKING AMERICAN CITIZENS TO PUT FOOD ON THEIR OWN TABLE AFTER FEDERAL DEDUCTIONS. (LIKE SUBSIDIZING OBAMACARE)

    THEY ARE MUCH TOO BUSY DIVING UP TAXPAYERS MONEY TO GIVE FREE  ENTITLEMENTS  TO ILLEGALS AND IMMIGRANTS, ETC.

    THEY WILL FIND A WAY TO TAKE OUR PUBLIC AND PRIVATE LAND.

    THEY WILL FIND A WAY BY ACTS, LEGISLATION, REGULATION, RESTRICTION, RULES,  TO TAKE OUR PUBLIC AND PRIVATE LAND USE AWAY FROM WE THE PEOPLE.

    THEY WILL FIND A WAY BY ACTS, LEGISLATION, REGULATION, RESTRICTION, RULES, TO TAKE OUR PUBLIC AND PRIVATE LAND USE AWAY FROM WE THE PEOPLE. (IN FACT, ALL LAND USE, GRAZING, RECREATIONAL AND EVEN BUILDING A HOME ,)

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    If congress doesn’t… Obama will..

    Obama signs executive order, bypasses Congress, and …

    https://investmentwatchblog.com/obamasignsexecutiveorderbypasses-…

    1 day ago – Obama signs executive order, bypasses Congress, and legalizes all BLM land grabs. … order, bypass Congress, and do a massive BLM land grab. … http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/constitution/item/22499-behind- …

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    OOPS, TO THE GROUPS WITH THE GREAT SUGGESTION…

    THEY BEING THE ELECTED FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, WON’T BE BOTHERING WITH REFORMING THE (LWCF) any time soon..

    UPDATED Dec 16, 2015

    Conservation fund gets 3-year lifeline in spending bill | TheHill

    thehill.com/…/263424-conservation-fund-gets-3-year-lifeline-in-…
    The Hill

    Dec 16, 2015The reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund … is a sign of the ineffectiveness of this Congress and deep dysfunction in …

    The NEW spending bill also gives the LWCF fund $450 million for the coming fiscal year, a near 50 percent increase over the previous level.

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    New post on Pie N Politics

    Group: Fix the national parks we have, don’t create new ones
    by Liz Bowen
    PNP comment: I don’t know who is behind this group, but this certainly sounds like a good idea. — Editor Liz Bowen
    Summary
    A group behind “free market environmentalism” said the nation’s nearly $12 billion backlog of deferred maintenance at national parks could be in part solved by taking care of the ones that already exist, instead of spending money on new ones.

    By Amy Joi O’Donoghue,
    Deseret News
    Published: Sunday, Feb. 21 2016 3:10 p.m. MST
    SALT LAKE CITY — A new report issued by a group promoting “free market environmentalism” said the national park system will observe its 100th anniversary this year with a nearly $12 billion backlog of needed maintenance — something it says seven key strategies would help reduce.
    Consider:
    • A leaky wastewater system dumped raw sewage into the streams in Yosemite.
    • Frequent ruptures in an 83-year-old pipeline system at the Grand Canyon causes water shortages and facility closures.
    • And nearly half the roads in national parks are in fair or poor condition.
    The Property and Environmental Research Center founded 35 years ago in Bozeman, Montana, issued “Breaking the Backlog,” detailing deferred maintenance projects that are five times higher than the National Park Service’s budget.
    Over the past 10 years, Congress has funded 4 percent of the agency’s total backlog, while discretionary spending to address the problem has decreased 40 percent.
    The group founded on property rights principles and markets said it is unrealistic to expect Congress to fix existing problems at national parks like roads, campgrounds, wastewater treatment systems or failing bridges because conserving new land has broader appeal and more political punch.
    The federal government, however, should stop acquiring land for national parks and instead prioritize taking care of the land it already has, the group says.
    “By focusing on land acquisition, limited conservation dollars are spent at the expense of properly maintaining existing lands,” the report notes. “Moreover, adding more public lands can exacerbate the problem because the federal government incurs even more liabilities, often with little or no means of maintaining the additional lands.”
    The group recommends reforming the (LWCF) Land and Water Conservation Fund

    —  which it said has allocated $100 million to acquire 100,000 acres from 2011-2014 — and instead dedicate the federal dollars to maintenance at existing parks.
    That idea is likely to draw cries of protest.
    Multiple key environmental organizations across the country consider the fund’s ability to facilitate the federal government’s acquisition of more public lands sacrosanct, skewering Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, when he proposed reforms last year.
    Paul Wilkins, chief conservation officer for the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, a coalition of sportsmen’s organizations, said there is no need to come up with new strategies to address the maintenance backlog at national parks.
    MORE
    http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865648262/Group-Fix-the-national-parks-we-have-dont-create-new-ones.html

    In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. section 107, any copyrighted material herein is distributed without profit or payment to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving this information for non-profit research and educational purposes only. For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
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    Behind My Back | Pie N Politics page (1)

    www.behindmyback.org/2015/07/27/pienpolitics-page-1/

    Jul 27, 2015 – Pie N Politics page (1) Pie N Politics. Like many areas of the United States, citizens in Siskiyou County are finding government regulations are …
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    BY HOOK OR BY CROOK, ONE WAY OR ANOTHER, “IF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DOESN’T WANT YOU TO DO IT,  THEY WILL MAKE IT AS DIFFICULT AS “IMPOSSIBLE”

    This is a long standing systemic violation of an American constitutional government, FROM THE FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LEVEL.

    LET’S START HERE…

    FOLLOW THE AMERICAN TAXPAYERS MONEY?

    As our elected government representatives, Congress acts, Congress votes, and Congress funds Congress passes the buck, our taxpayers money, through one appointed federal agency to another appointed agency, to the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) a Federal program, to the (DOI) to a military contractor, to the (EPA) to (NOAA) ETAL. using a bit of nepotism here and a bit, political cronyism there, a bit of insider trading, real estate contracts, etc….

    SHALL I GO ON?

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    CONGRESS JUSTIFIES THE COMPROMISED SPENDING OF TAXPAYERS MONEY?
    AFTER OUR ELECTED CONGRESS HAS ACTED, ENACTED, PASSED THE LAWS, ENABLED AND EMPOWERED APPOINTED FEDERAL AGENCIES?

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    OUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVE SAY..

    WELL, GOLLY GOSH AND GEE WHIZ… THE SPENDING OF TAXPAYER MONEY IS OUT OF OUR HANDS. THE REGULATION OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE LAND… WE HAVE WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES (WOTUS)… THE TRIBES HAVE THEIR TREATY RIGHTS….

    OUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVE SAY..
    OUR HANDS ARE TIED? WE HAVE FEDERAL LAWS.. THE (EPA) THE CLEAN WATER ACT, THE CLEAN AIR ACT, THE (DOI) USE OF PUBLIC LAND, INCLUDING THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT (ESA) THE WILD, WILDERNESS, SCENIC WILD RIVERS ACT, SCENIC HI WAYS AND BYWAYS, (NOAA) etal.

    INDEED, OUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVE HAVE TO FOLLOW THE LAWS THAT THEY COLLECTIVELY ENACTED..

    SHALL I GO ON?

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    THE TAXPAYERS MONEY IS OUT OF CONGRESS’S HANDS?

    OUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVE ARE NO LONGER RESPONSIBLE OR ACCOUNTABLE TO THE AMERICAN CITIZENS THAT ELECTED THEM?

    AFTER CONGRESS HAS APPROPRIATED, AND FUNDED THE APPOINTED SELF SERVING GOVERNMENT AGENCIES, THOSE AGENCIES  ARE NOT ACCOUNTABLE OR RESPONSIBLE TO AMERICAN CITIZEN.

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    WHAT’S EVEN WORSE? HOW COULD IT BE ANY WORSE?

    AS WE FOLLOW THE TAXPAYERS MONEY TRAIL?

    OUR TAXPAYER MONEY IS ALL GONE,

    WHERE OUR TAXPAYER MONEY HAS GONE TO, IT HAS BEEN DIVERSIFIED TO FUND AND THE GRANT THE GLOBAL AGENDA 21, SELF SERVING NON-GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS (NGO) THAT HAVE ZERO ACCOUNTABILITY TO ANYONE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

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    DO TAXPAYERS HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THEIR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES IN CONGRESS?
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    WE THE PEOPLE ARE MAD AS HELL, FOR BEING “COMPROMISED AND DIVERSIFIED” OUT OF OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS, AND, OUR TAXPAYERS MONEY, BY THE ACTS AND ACTIONS OF THE LEFT AND RIGHT WINGS OF OUR ELECTED GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES.
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    HOW STUPID DOES THE WA DC POLITICO ESTABLISHMENT THINK VOTERS ARE?

    WE HAVE HAD IT..

    WITH THE ECONOMY
    THE $19 TRILLION DOLLAR DEBT
    THE 15 YEAR WAR IN THE MIDDLE EAST
    THE IMMIGRATION CRISIS
    THE ISIS AND ALQIDA TERRORISTS CRISIS
    THE GOVERNMENT TAKING OF OUR PUBLIC AND PRIVATE LAND
    TAKING OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS
    THE TOP PRIORITY OF HOMELAND SECURITY
    KILLING A PEACEFUL PROTESTER
    TAKING CITIZENS GUN RIGHTS
    ARMED CONFLICT WITH RANCHERS
    OBAMA’S JUSTICE FOR ALL
    THE UNITED NATIONS GLOBAL AGENDA 21
    THE UNITED NATIONS VETTING OF U.S. IMMIGRANTS
    THE MISTREATMENT OF OUR VETERANS
    LETTING VETERANS DIE AND GETTING A BONUS FOR IT
    JOHN KERRY’S DIPLOMATIC FAILURES
    THE LIARS CATCH AND RELEASE JUSTICE PROGRAM
    THE IRS TARGETING
    THROWING GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES UNDER THE BUS WITH A GOLDEN PARACHUTE
    OBAMA’S PEN AND PHONE
    OBAMA’S EXECUTIVE ORDERS
    OBAMACARE COST
    FAST AND FURIOUS

    WE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE HAD IT

    THE ESTABLISHMENT POLITICO PARTY’S ARE OVER.

    TRUMP IS WINNING AND WINNING AND THE ESTABLISHMENT DOESN’T GET IT

    HOW STUPID ARE THEY?


  • The US Declaration for Complete Disarmament

    The US Declaration for Complete Disarmament

    Freedom from War (1961)

    dosfan.lib.uic.edu/ERC/arms/freedom_war.html

    THE FULL TEXT OF THE …
    THE UNITED STATES PROGRAM FOR GENERAL AND COMPLETE DISARMAMENT IN A PEACEFUL WORLD

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    THE NATIONS OF THE WORLD,
    Conscious of the crisis in human history produced by the revolutionary development of modern weapons within a world divided by serious ideological differences;

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    Determined to save present and succeeding generations from the scourge of war and the dangers and burdens of the arms race and to create conditions in which all peoples can strive freely and peacefully to fulfill their basic aspirations;

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    Declare their goal to be: A free, secure, and peaceful world of independent states adhering to common standards of justice and international conduct and subjecting the use of force to the rule of law; a world where adjustment to change takes place in accordance with the principles of the United Nations; a world where there shall be a permanent state of general and complete disarmament under effective international control and where the resources of nations shall be devoted of man’s material, cultural, and spiritual advance;
    Set forth as the objectives of a program of general and complete disarmament in a peaceful world:

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    (a) The disbanding of all national armed forces and the prohibition of their reestablishment in any form whatsoever other than those required of preserve internal order and for contributions to a United Nations Peace Force;
    (b) the elimination from national arsenals of all armaments, including all weapons of mass destruction and the means for their delivery, other than those required for a United Nations Peace Force and for maintaining internal order;
    Nations to ensure compliance at all times with all disarmament obligations;
    (d) The institution of effective means for the enforcement of international agreements, for the settlement of disputes, and for the maintenance of peace in accordance with the principles of the United Nations.
    Call on the negotiating states:
    (a) To develop the outline program set forth below into an agreed plan for general and complete disarmament and to continue their efforts without interruption until the whole program has been achieved;
    (b) To this end to seek to attain the widest possible area of agreement at the earliest possible date;
    (c) Also to seek – without prejudice to progress on the disarmament program – agreement on those immediate measures that would contribute to the common security of nations and that could facilitate and form a part of that program.
    Affirm that disarmament negotiations should be guided by the following principles:
    (a) Disarmament shall take place as rapidly as possible until it is completed in stages containing balanced, phased and safe-guarded measures, with each measure and stage to be carried out in an agreed period of time.
    (b) Compliance with all disarmament obligations shall be effectively verified from their entry into force. Verification arrangements shall be instituted progressively and in such a manner as to verify not only that agreed limitations or reductions take place but also that retained armed forces and armaments do not exceed agreed levels at any stage.
    (c) Disarmament shall take place in a manner that will not affect adversely the security of any state, whether or not a party to an international agreement or treaty.
    (d) As stated relinquish their arms, the United Nations shall be progressively strengthened in order to improve its capacity to assure international security and the peaceful settlement of differences as well as to facilitate the development of international cooperation an common tasks for the benefit of mankind.
    (e) Transition from one stage of disarmament to the next shall take place as soon as all the measures in the preceding stage have been carried out and effective verification is continuing and as soon as the arrangements that have been agreed to be necessary for the next stage have been instituted.
    Agree upon the following outline program for achieving general and complete disarmament:
    STAGE I
    A. To Establish an International Disarmament Organization:
    (a) An International Disarmament Organization (IDO) shall be established within the framework of the United Nations upon entry into force of the agreement. Its functions shall be expanded progressively as required for the effective verification of the disarmament program.
    (b) The IDO shall have: (1) a General Conference of all the parties; (2) a Commission consisting of representatives of all the major powers as permanent members as permanent members and certain other states on a rotating basis; and (3) an Administrator who will administer the Organization subject to the direction of the Commission and who will have the authority, staff, and finances adequate to assure effective impartial implementation of the functions of the Organization.
    (c) The IDO shall: (1) ensure compliance with the obligations undertaken by verifying the execution of measures agreed upon; (2) assist the states in developing the details of agreed further verification and disarmament measures; (3) provide for the establishment of such bodies as may be necessary for working out the details of further measures provided for in the program and for such other expert study groups as may be required to give continuous study to the problems of disarmament; (4) receive reports on the progress of disarmament and verification arrangements and determine the transition from one stage to the next.
    B. To Reduce Armed Forces and Armaments:
    (a) Force levels shall be limited to 2.1 million each for the U.S. and U.S.S.R. and to appropriate levels not exceeding 2.1 million each for all other militarily significant states. Reductions to the agreed levels will proceed by equitable, proportionate, and verified steps.
    (b) Levels of armaments of prescribed types shall be reduced by equitable and balanced steps. The reductions shall be accomplished by transfers of armaments to depots supervised by the IDO. When, at specified periods during the Stage I reduction process, the states party to the agreement have agreed that the armaments and armed forces are at prescribed levels, the armaments in depots shall be destroyed or converted to peaceful uses.
    (c) The production of agreed types of armaments shall be limited.
    (d) A Chemical, Biological, Radiological (CBR) Experts Commission shall be established within the IDO for the purpose of examining and reporting on the feasibility and means for accomplishing the verifiable reduction and eventual elimination of CBR weapons stockpiles and the halting of their production.
    C. To Contain and Reduce the Nuclear Threat:
    (a) States that have not acceded to a treaty effectively prohibiting the testing of nuclear weapons shall do so.
    (b) The production of fissionable materials for use in weapons shall be stopped.
    (c) Upon the cessation of production of fissionable materials for use in weapons, agreed initial quantities of fissionable materials from past production shall be transferred to non-weapons purposes.
    (d) Any fissionable materials transferred between countries for peaceful uses of nuclear energy shall be subject to appropriate safeguards to be developed in agreement with the IAEA.
    (e) States owning nuclear weapons shall not relinquish control of such weapons to any nation not owning them and shall not transmit to any such nation information or material necessary for their manufacture. States not owning nuclear weapons shall not manufacture such weapons, attempt to obtain control of such weapons belonging to other states, or seek or receive information or materials necessary for their manufacture.
    (f) A Nuclear Experts Commission consisting of representatives of the nuclear states shall be established within the IDO for the purpose of examining and reporting on the feasibility and means for accomplishing the verified reduction and eventual elimination of nuclear weapons stockpiles.
    D. To Reduce Strategic Nuclear Weapons Delivery Vehicles:
    (a) Strategic nuclear weapons delivery vehicles in specified categories and agreed types of weapons designed to counter such vehicles shall be reduced to agreed levels by equitable and balanced steps. The reduction shall be accomplished in each step by transfer to depots supervised by the IDO of vehicles that are in excess of levels agreed upon for each step. At specified periods during the Stage I reduction process, the vehicles that have been placed under supervision of the IDO shall be destroyed or converted to peaceful uses.
    (b) Production of agreed categories of strategic nuclear weapons delivery vehicles and agreed types of weapons designed to counter such vehicles shall be discontinued or limited.
    (c) Testing of agreed categories of strategic nuclear weapons delivery vehicles and agreed types of weapons designed to counter such vehicles shall be limited or halted.
    E. To Promote the Peaceful Use of Outer Space:
    (a) The placing into orbit or stationing in outer space of weapons capable of producing mass destruction shall be prohibited.
    (b) States shall give advance notification to participating states and to the IDO of launchings of space vehicles and missiles, together with the track of the vehicle. F. To reduce the Risks of War by Accident, Miscalculation, and Surprise Attack: (a) States shall give advance notification to the participating states and to the IDO of major military movements and maneuvers, on a scale as may be agreed, which might give rise to misinterpretation or cause alarm and induce countermeasures. The notification shall include the geographic areas to be used and the nature, scale and time span of the event.
    (b) There shall be established observation posts at such locations as major ports, railway centers, motor highways, and air bases to report on concentrations and movements of military forces.
    (c) There shall also be established such additional inspection arrangements to reduce the danger of surprise attack as may be agreed.
    (d) An international commission shall be established immediately within the IDO to examine and make recommendations of the possibility of further measures to reduce the risks of nuclear war by accident, miscalculation, or failure of communication.
    G. To Keep the Peace:
    (a) States shall reaffirm their obligations under the U.N. Charter to refrain from the threat or use of any type of armed force – including nuclear, conventional, or CBR – contrary to the principles of the U.N. Charter.
    (b) States shall agree to refrain from indirect aggression and subversion against any country.
    (c) States shall use all appropriate processes for the peaceful settlement of disputes and shall seek within the United Nations further arrangements for the peaceful settlement of international disputes and for the codification and progressive development of international law.
    (d) States shall develop arrangements in Stage I for the establishment in Stage II of a U.N. Peace Force.
    (e) A U.N. peace observation group shall be staffed with a standing cadre of observers who could be despatched to investigate any situation which might constitute a threat to or breach of the peace.
    STAGE II
    A. International Disarmament Organization:
    The powers and responsibilities of the IDO shall be progressively enlarged in order to give it the capabilities to verify the measures undertaken in Stage II.
    B. To Further Reduce Armed Forces and Armaments:
    (a) Levels of forces for the U.S., U.S.S.R., and other militarily significant states shall be further reduced by substantial amounts to agreed levels in equitable and balanced steps.
    (b) Levels of armaments of prescribed types shall be further reduced by equitable and balanced steps. The reduction shall be accomplished by transfers of armaments to depots supervised by the IDO. When, at specified periods during the Stage II reduction process, the parties have agreed that the armaments and armed forces are at prescribed levels, the armaments in depots shall be destroyed or converted to peaceful uses.
    (c) There shall be further agreed restrictions on the production of armaments.
    (d) Agreed military bases and facilities wherever they are located shall be dismantled or converted to peaceful uses.
    (e) Depending upon the findings of the Experts Commission on CBR weapons, the production of CBR weapons shall be halted, existing stocks progressively reduced, and the resulting excess quantities destroyed or converted to peaceful uses.
    C. To Further Reduce the Nuclear Threat:
    Stocks of nuclear weapons shall be progressively reduced to the minimum levels which can be agreed upon as a result of the findings of the nuclear Experts Commission; the resulting excess of fissionable material shall be transferred to peaceful purposes.
    D. To Further Reduce Strategic Nuclear Weapons Delivery Vehicles:
    Further reductions in the stocks of strategic nuclear weapons delivery vehicles and agreed types of weapons designed to counter such vehicles shall be carried out in accordance with the procedure outlined in Stage I.
    E. To Keep the Peace:
    During Stage II, states shall develop further the peace-keeping processes of the united Nations, to the end that the United Nations can effectively in Stage III deter or suppress any threat or use of force in violation of the purposes and principles of the united Nations:
    (a) States shall agree upon strengthening the structure, authority, and operation of the united Nations so as to assure that the United Nations will be able effectively to protect states against threats to or breaches of the peace.
    (b) The U.N. Peace Force shall be established and progressively strengthened.
    (c) States shall also agree upon further improvements and developments in rules of international conduct and in processes for peaceful settlement of disputes and differences.
    STAGE III
    By the time Stage II has been completed, the confidence produced through a verified disarmament program, the acceptance of rules of peaceful international behavior, and the development of strengthened international peace-keeping processes within the framework of the U.N. should have reached a point where the states of the world can move forward to Stage III. In Stage III progressive controlled disarmament and continuously developing principles and procedures of international law would proceed to a point where no state would have the military power to challenge the progressively strengthened U.N. Peace Force (emphasis added) and all international disputes would be settled according to the agreed principles of international conduct.
    The progressive steps to be taken during the final phase of the disarmament program would be directed toward the attainment of a world in which:
    (a) States would retain only those forces, non-nuclear armaments, and establishments required for the purpose of maintaining internal order; they would also support and provide agreed manpower for a U.N. Peace Force.
    (b) The U.N. Peace Force, equipped with agreed types and quantities of armaments, would be fully functioning.
    (c) The manufacture of armaments would be prohibited except for those of agreed types and quantities to be used by the U.N. Peace Force and those required to maintain internal order. All other armaments would be destroyed or converted to peaceful purposes.
    (d) The peace-keeping capabilities of the United Nations would be sufficiently strong and the obligations of all states under such arrangements sufficiently far-reaching as to assure peace and the just settlement of differences in a disarmed world.
    The end of Publication 7277


  • Complete Disarmament Public Law 87-297

    Complete Disarmament Public Law 87-297

    Do you want to know why public officials are voting to take away your firearms?

    Freedom from War (1961)

    dosfan.lib.uic.edu/ERC/arms/freedom_war.html

    There follows a summary of the principal provisions of the United States Program for General and Complete Disarmament in a Peaceful World. The full text of the …
    INDEED, THE UNITED STATES INTRODUCED IT
    AT THE SIXTEENTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE UNITED NATIONS
    A PROGRAM FOR GENERAL AND COMPLETE DISARMAMENT IN A PEACEFUL WORLD.

    This law was signed for the United States in 1961. John F. Kennedy signed it and every president since has worked to enact its provisions. (The government knows you will not approve which is why they want to take away your firearms.)  (This is Title 22 USC section 2551)

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    DEPARTMENT OF STATE
    PUBLICATION 7277
    Disarmament Series 5
    Released September 1961
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    Title 22 USC 2552
    HERE YOU WILL FIND IT STATED AS ITEM (A) “CONTROL, REDUCTION AND ELIMINATION OF ARMED FORCES…” AND AS ITEM (D)” …ELIMINATION OF ARMED FORCES….”

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    WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IS THAT YOUR ARMED FORCES ARE BEING ELIMINATED AND RELINQUISHED FROM NATIONAL CONTROL

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    WHICH, IN TURN, WIPES OUT OUR SOVEREIGNTY AS A NATION.

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    IN TWO STAGES, WE WILL HAVE NO MORE ARMY, NO MORE NAVY, NO MORE AIR FORCE.

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    IN THE THIRD STAGE, WE SHALL HAVE A “ZERO” MILITARY.

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    BEFORE STAGE I CLOSES, ALL CITIZEN OWNED GUNS ARE TO BE BANNED.
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    FREEDOM FROM WAR:

    ‘UNITED STATES CODE BOOKS’ OPEN VOLUME 9.
    TURN TO PAGE 651. HERE YOU WILL FIND PUBLIC LAW 87-297 which calls for the United States to eliminate its armed forces. This law was signed for the United States in 1961. John F. Kennedy signed it and every president since has worked to enact its provisions. The government knows you will not approve which is why they want to take away your firearms. (This is Title 22 USC section 2551)
    TURN TO PAGE 652. Here you will find the definition of what the government means by “disarmament.” THE DISARMAMENT CALLS FOR THE ELIMINATION OF OUR ARMED FORCES. It also calls for the elimination of weapons of all kinds.
    (This is Title 22 USC 2552 (a).
    TURN TO PAGE 654.
    HERE YOU WILL FIND IT STATED AS ITEM (A) “CONTROL, REDUCTION AND ELIMINATION OF ARMED FORCES…” AND AS ITEM (D)” …ELIMINATION OF ARMED FORCES….” WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IS THAT YOUR ARMED FORCES ARE BEING ELIMINATED AND RELINQUISHED FROM NATIONAL CONTROL WHICH, IN TURN, WIPES OUT OUR SOVEREIGNTY AS A NATION. IN TWO STAGES, WE WILL HAVE NO MORE ARMY, NO MORE NAVY, NO MORE AIR FORCE. IN THE THIRD STAGE,
    WE SHALL HAVE A “ZERO” MILITARY.
    BEFORE STAGE I CLOSES, ALL CITIZEN OWNED GUNS ARE TO BE BANNED.
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    The United States Program for General and Complete Disarmament in a Peaceful World
    DEPARTMENT OF STATE
    PUBLICATION 7277
    Disarmament Series 5
    Released September 1961
    Office of Public Services
    BUREAU OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
    INTRODUCTION
    The revolutionary development of modern weapons within a world divided by serious ideological differences has produced a crisis in human history. In order to overcome the danger of nuclear war now confronting mankind,
    THE UNITED STATES
    HAS INTRODUCED AT THE SIXTEENTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE UNITED NATIONS A PROGRAM FOR GENERAL AND COMPLETE DISARMAMENT IN A PEACEFUL WORLD.
    This new program provides for the progressive reduction of the war-making capabilities of nations and the simultaneous STRENGTHENING OF INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS to settle disputes and maintain the peace. It sets forth a series of comprehensive measures which can and should be taken in order to bring about a world in which there will be freedom from war and security for all states. It is based on three principles deemed essential to the achievement of practical progress in the disarmament field:
    FIRST, THERE MUST BE IMMEDIATE DISARMAMENT ACTION:
    A STRENUOUS AND UNINTERRUPTED EFFORT MUST BE MADE TOWARD THE GOAL OF GENERAL AND COMPLETE DISARMAMENT; at the same time, it is important that specific measures be put into effect as soon as possible.
    Second, ALL DISARMAMENT OBLIGATIONS MUST BE SUBJECT TO EFFECTIVE INTERNATIONAL CONTROLS:
    The control organization must have the manpower, facilities, and effectiveness to assure that limitations or reductions take place as agreed. It must also be able to certify to all states that retained forces and armaments do not exceed those permitted at any stage of the disarmament process.
    Third, adequate peace-keeping machinery must be established:
    There is an inseparable relationship between the scaling down of national armaments on the one hand AND THE BUILDING UP OF INTERNATIONAL PEACE-KEEPING MACHINERY AND INSTITUTIONS ON THE OTHER. NATIONS ARE UNLIKELY TO SHED THEIR MEANS OF SELF-PROTECTION IN THE ABSENCE OF ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO SAFEGUARD THEIR LEGITIMATE INTERESTS.
    THIS CAN ONLY BE ACHIEVED THROUGH THE PROGRESSIVE STRENGTHENING OF INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
    UNDER THE UNITED NATIONS
    AND BY CREATING A UNITED NATIONS PEACE FORCE TO ENFORCE THE PEACE AS THE DISARMAMENT PROCESS PROCEEDS.
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    There follows a summary of the principal provisions of the United States Program for General and Complete Disarmament in a Peaceful World. The full text of the program is contained in an appendix to this pamphlet.

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    THIS IS A SUMMARY… full text shall be posted next

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    DISARMAMENT GOAL AND OBJECTIVES
    The over-all goal of the United States is a free, secure, and peaceful world of independent states adhering to common standards of justice and international conduct and subjecting the use of force to the rule of law; a world which has achieved general and complete disarmament under effective international control; and a world in which adjustment to change takes place in accordance with the principles of the United Nations.
    In order to make possible the achievement of that goal, the program sets forth the following specific objectives toward which nations should direct their efforts:
    THE DISBANDING OF ALL NATIONAL ARMED FORCES AND THE PROHIBITION OF THEIR REESTABLISHMENT IN ANY FORM WHATSOEVER OTHER THAN THOSE REQUIRED TO PRESERVE INTERNAL ORDER AND FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO A UNITED NATIONS PEACE FORCE;
    The elimination from national arsenals of all armaments, including all weapons of mass destruction and the means for their delivery, OTHER THAN THOSE REQUIRED FOR A UNITED NATIONS PEACE FORCE AND FOR MAINTAINING INTERNAL ORDER;
    The institution of effective means for the enforcement of international agreements, and for the maintenance of peace IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRINCIPLES OF THE UNITED NATIONS;
    The establishment and effective operation of an International Disarmament Organization within the framework of the United Nations to insure compliance at all times with all disarmament obligations.
    TASK OF NEGOTIATING STATES
    The negotiating states are called upon to develop the program into a detailed plan for general and complete disarmament and to continue their efforts without interruption until the whole program has been achieved. To this end, they are to seek the widest possible area of agreement at the earliest possible date. At the same time, and without prejudice to progress on the disarmament program, they are to seek agreement on those immediate measures that would contribute to the common security of nations and that could facilitate and form port of the total program.
    GOVERNING PRINCIPLES
    The program sets forth a series of general principles to guide the negotiating states in their work. These make clear that:
    AS STATES RELINQUISH THEIR ARMS, THE UNITED NATIONS MUST BE PROGRESSIVELY STRENGTHENED IN ORDER TO IMPROVE ITS CAPACITY TO ASSURE INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND THE PEACEFUL SETTLEMENT OF DISPUTES;
    Disarmament must proceed as rapidly as possible, until it is completed, in stages containing balanced, phased, and safeguarded measures;
    Each measure and stage should be carried out in an agreed period of time, with transition from one stage to the next to take place as soon as all measures in the preceding stage have been carried out and verified and as soon as necessary arrangements for verification of the next stage have been made;
    Inspection and verification must establish both that nations carry out scheduled limitations or reductions and that they do not retain armed forces and armaments in excess of those permitted at any stage of the disarmament process; and
    Disarmament must take place in a manner that will not affect adversely the security of any state.
    DISARMAMENT STAGES
    The program provides for progressive disarmament steps to take place in three stages and FOR THE SIMULTANEOUS STRENGTHENING OF INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTION.
    FIRST STAGE
    The first stage contains measures which would significantly reduce the capabilities of nations to wage aggressive war. Implementation of this stage would mean that:
    The nuclear threat would be reduced:
    All states would have adhered to a treaty effectively prohibiting the testing of nuclear weapons.
    The production of fissionable materials for use in weapons would be stopped and quantities of such materials from past production would be converted to non-weapons uses.
    States owning nuclear weapons would not relinquish control of such weapons to any nation not owning them and would not transmit to any such nation information or material necessary for their manufacture.
    States not owning nuclear weapons would not manufacture them or attempt to obtain control of such weapons belonging to other states.
    A Commission of Experts would be established to report on the feasibility and means for the verified reduction and eventual elimination of nuclear weapons stockpiles.
    Strategic delivery vehicles would be reduced:
    Strategic nuclear weapons delivery vehicles of specified categories and weapons designed to counter such vehicles would be reduced to agreed levels by equitable and balanced steps; THEIR PRODUCTION WOULD BE DISCONTINUED OR LIMITED; THEIR TESTING WOULD BE LIMITED OR HALTED.
    Arms and armed forces would be reduced:
    The armed forces of the United States and the Soviet Union would be limited to 2.1 million men each (with appropriate levels not exceeding that amount for other militarily significant states); levels of armaments would be correspondingly reduced and their production would be limited.
    An Experts Commission would be established to examine and report on the feasibility and means of accomplishing verifiable reduction and eventual elimination of all chemical, biological and radiological weapons.
    Peaceful use of outer space would be promoted:
    The placing in orbit or stationing in outer space of weapons of mass destruction would be prohibited.
    States would give advance notification of space vehicle and military launchings.
    U.N. peace-keeping powers would be strengthened:
    MEASURES WOULD BE TAKEN TO DEVELOP AND STRENGTHEN UNITED NATIONS ARRANGEMENTS FOR ARBITRATION, FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF INTERNATIONAL LAW, AND FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT IN STAGE II OF A PERMANENT U.N. PEACE FORCE.
    AN INTERNATIONAL DISARMAMENT ORGANIZATION would be established for effective verification of the disarmament program:
    Its functions would be expanded progressively as disarmament proceeds.
    It would certify to all states that agreed reductions have taken place and that retained forces and armaments do not exceed permitted levels.
    It would determine the transition from one stage to the next.
    States would be committed to measures to reduce international tension and to protect against the chance of war by accident, miscalculation, or surprise attack:
    States would be committed to refrain from the threat or use of any type of armed force contrary to the principles of the U.N. Charter and to refrain from indirect aggression and subversion against any country.
    A U.N. PEACE OBSERVATION GROUP would be available to investigate any situation which might constitute a threat to or breach of the peace.
    STATES WOULD BE COMMITTED TO GIVE ADVANCE NOTICE OF MAJOR MILITARY MOVEMENTS which might cause alarm, observation posts would be established to report on concentrations and movements of military forces.
    SECOND STAGE
    The second stage contains a series of measures which would bring within sight a world in which there would be freedom from war. Implementation of all measures in the second stage would mean:
    Further substantial reductions in the armed forces, armaments, and military establishments of states, including strategic nuclear weapons delivery vehicles and countering weapons;
    Further development of methods for the peaceful settlement of disputes UNDER THE UNITED NATIONS;
    Establishment of a permanent international peace force WITHIN THE UNITED NATIONS;
    Depending on the findings of an Experts Commission, a halt in the production of chemical, bacteriological, and radiological weapons and a reduction of existing stocks or their conversion to peaceful uses;
    On the basis of the findings of an Experts Commission, a reduction of stocks of nuclear weapons;
    The dismantling or the conversion to peaceful uses of certain military bases and facilities wherever located; and
    The strengthening and enlargement of the International Disarmament Organization to enable it to verify the steps taken in Stage II and to determine the transition to Stage III.
    THIRD STAGE
    During the third stage of the program, the states of the world, building on the experience and confidence gained in successfully implementing the measures of the first two stages, would take final steps toward the goal of a world in which:
    States would retain only those forces, non-nuclear armaments, and establishments required for the purpose of maintaining internal order; they would also support and provide agreed manpower for a U.N. Peace Force.
    The U.N. Peace Force, equipped with agreed types and quantities of armaments, would be fully functioning.
    The peace keeping capabilities of the United nations would be sufficiently strong and the obligations of all states under such arrangements sufficiently far-reaching as to assure peace and the just settlement of differences in a disarmed world.
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    APPENDIX


  • Gender Agenda Coming to a School Near You!

    The Gender Agenda – Coming to a School Near You! | Julie …

    julieroys.com/the-genderagendacoming-to-a-schoolnearyou/

    Oct 14, 2014 – Four years ago, if you had predicted that the end-game of the LGBTQ community was to destroy all gender and sexual boundaries, many would …

    The bottom line….

    Do we say enough is enough – and begin reasserting our voice in this society gone crazy? Our children’s future is at stake. And, to quote one of my heroes, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, “God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”

    Posted in Education, Gender/Sexuality, Teens by Julie Roys

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    Researching and documenting is what I do…

    As a concerned American Grandmother, I am shocked and appalled by the following

    Forgive my repetitiveness…

    added for clarity and the understanding of  reasonable American Families.

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    WOW… WHO KNEW ‘GENDER’ DESCRIBES THOSE CHARACTERISTICS OF GIRLS/WOMEN AND BOYS/MEN THAT ARE LARGELY SOCIALLY CREATED

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    NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH BIOLOGICALLY DETERMINED MALE AND FEMALE ‘SEX’

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    OR ‘TRUE’ HERMAPHRODITISM A GENETIC CONDITION IN WHICH AFFECTED INDIVIDUALS …

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    WHO SAID SO…. The World Health Organization
    (3) The biological process of sex determination controls whether the male or female sexual … The issues of gender assignment, gender verification testing, and legal … ‘True’ hermaphroditism is a genetic condition in which affected individuals …

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    What about transgendered people?

    How is expanding the “gender spectrum” working for them?

    According to a study conducted by the National Center for Transgender Equality and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, it’s not going well.

    The study found that a staggering 41 percent of transgendered people say they’ve attempted suicide.

    How is the expanded gender spectrum working IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS  for American teenagers and kids?

    Facts and Figures – American Foundation for Suicide …

    https://www.afsp.org/…suici
    American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

    In that year, someone in the U.S. died by suicide every 12.3 minutes on average. … In 2014, adolescents and young adults aged 15 to 24 had a suicide rate of …

    Suicide Attempts

    No complete count is kept of suicide attempts in the U.S.; however, the CDC gathers data each year from hospitals on non-fatal injuries resulting from self-harm behavior.

    In 2013, the most recent year for which data is available, 494,169 people visited a hospital for injuries due to self-harm behavior, suggesting that approximately 12 people harm themselves (not necessarily intending to take their lives) for every reported death by suicide. Together, those harming themselves made an estimated total of more than 650,000 hospital visits related to injuries sustained in one or more separate incidents of self-harm behavior.

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    REMEMBERING THAT  ‘GENDER’ DESCRIBES THOSE CHARACTERISTICS OF GIRLS/WOMEN AND BOYS/MEN THAT ARE LARGELY SOCIALLY CREATED

    According to Dr. Paul McHugh, former psychiatrist in chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital, diversity counselors function much like “cult leaders,” often encouraging these confused young people to distance themselves from family and anyone who challenges the legitimacy of their feelings.

    So, our public high schools, by promoting this unproven gender-bending agenda may actually be hurting those they purport to help.

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    Scientific Transgender medical and psychological studies

    According to a study conducted by the National Center for Transgender Equality and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, it’s not going well.

    The study found that a staggering 41 percent of transgendered people say they’ve attempted suicide. And apparently, permanently changing their sex doesn’t help either.

    A 2011 Swedish study found that people who undergo sex-change surgery start experiencing increased mental difficulties about 10 years after surgery.

    In fact, their suicide mortality then rises to almost 20 times greater than the comparable non-transgender population!

    A case in point is a Belgian woman who underwent sex reassignment surgery and then last year chose to be euthanized.

    Apparently, the self-hatred that drove her to become a man persisted after her sex change. Just like she couldn’t accept herself as a woman, she couldn’t accept herself as a man, either. “(N)one of these operations worked as desired,” Nathan (born Nancy) Verhelst said. “(W)hen I looked in the mirror, I was disgusted with myself. My new breasts did not match my expectations and my new penis had symptoms of rejection. I do not want to be… a monster. ”

    According to Dr. Paul McHugh, former psychiatrist in chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital, people with transgender feelings experience psychological distress because they suffer from “body dysmorphic disorder”: just like someone suffering from bulimia wrongly believes she is fat, so a person with transgender feelings wrongly thinks he or she is a sex that doesn’t correspond to reality.McHugh says most of those who elect to have sex-reassignment surgery describe themselves as “satisfied.”

    However, studies found that “their subsequent psycho-social adjustments were no better than those who didn’t have surgery.”

    As a result, Johns Hopkins Hospital has stopped doing sex-reassignment surgery. As McHugh puts it, “producing a ‘satisfied’ but still troubled patient seemed an inadequate reason for surgically amputating normal organs.”

    Instead, McHugh says, diversity counselors function much like “cult leaders,” often encouraging these confused young people to distance themselves from family and anyone who challenges the legitimacy of their feelings.

    So, our public high schools, by promoting this unproven gender-bending agenda may actually be hurting those they purport to help.

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    UNEDITED Full text Oct 14, 2014

    The Gender Agenda – Coming to a School Near You! | Julie …

    Four years ago, if you had predicted that the end-game of the LGBTQ community was to destroy all gender and sexual boundaries, many would have labeled you an extremist on a witch hunt. I know because I made that prediction. And, in response, I received many angry denials from members of a local high school’s Gay Straight Alliance (GSA). “You seem to believe that the LGBTQ movement wants to spark a gender-reformation. How could one reform a biologically accurate thing? Well, it’s not possible…” Another wrote: “The Gay Straight Alliances have done nothing of the sort… They merely have decided… to show that there are so many beautiful people out there that society has not tolerated for the longest of time.” However, two articles published about a week ago in a suburban Chicago high school newspaper show that’s precisely the LGBTQ movement’s intent. The articles appeared in the Statesman, the tax-payer funded student newspaper of Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Illinois, where my husband teaches math. One article entitled, “How vast is the gender spectrum?” argued that limiting gender to male and female is too restrictive. “Nothing is written in black or white,” the article asserted. “In fact, the world is filled with many gray areas. Nowadays, our gender identity is not restricted to two choices: boy or girl.” This is a shocking statement given that Genesis – the foundation for two major world religions – states very clearly in black and white that only two genders exist. Genesis 1:27 states, “God created mankind in his own image… male and female he created them.” Other religions affirm this understanding, as well. In fact, it’s been the established societal view since the beginning of human history. But, in one fell swoop, this article declared this age-old, religious understanding obsolete. And, it asserted this falsehood, not as opinion with attribution, but as fact! A second article in the Statesman further deconstructed traditional and religious sexual mores. When identifying their “sexual orientation,” it encouraged students to think beyond sexual stereotypes – not just heterosexual ones, but homosexual ones too. “I think there are infinite sexual orientations,” a Stevenson student named Cameron said. “There are so many labels. It’s impossible to number them…” Wow. “Infinite sexual orientations”? In my wildest imagination, I could maybe come up with several dozen, but infinite? And, what about the moral legitimacy of these orientations? Cameron went on to say, “There is nothing wrong with however you are. If you like boys, girls, anyone in between, or none of the above, that’s okay.” Seriously? All these infinite orientations are morally acceptable? Is this what they’re teaching students these days? What if you’re attracted to animals? A family member? The dead? (Yes, it exists. It’s called necrophilia.) One has to wonder where students get these ideas. Perhaps, it’s from English teachers like William Fritz, also the GSA faculty advisor. In the article on gender spectrum, he says, “The gender of the person you truly are can be different from (your physical features). We are not a one size fits all species.” One has to wonder how this English teacher came to this epiphany. He offered no evidence to support his claim. In fact, neither article presented any evidence for their wild assertions. They didn’t offer any dissenting opinions either. Instead, they relied solely on LGBTQ activists and their disciples – Mr. Fritz; a staff person with the national GSA; a 17-year-old “gender studies” blogger; and high school students, presumably members of the school’s GSA. Apparently, LGBTQ activists at public schools are getting bolder – and school administrators are affording them special privilege to proselytize openly. Certainly, if a Christian would try to distribute literature at Stevenson explaining the biblical understanding of gender, the administration would immediately shut him down. Yet, here gay activists are given carte blanche to spread their propaganda right in the school-sponsored newspaper! One of the people quoted repeatedly in the article on the gender spectrum is teenage blogger Kathryn Tenbarge. “To break free from conforming stereotypes is a very courageous thing to do,” Tenbarge said. “It means you have reached a level of understanding yourself that most people haven’t.” Really? So, those of us with a Judeo-Christian understanding of sexuality are simply unenlightened? The article concludes, “For now, Fritz, (another student) and Tenbarge agree there is nothing to lose from expanding the strict labels and categories our society tries to squeeze everyone into.” Again, this is just another wild assertion without any basis in fact. With all due respect, how can these self-appointed gender experts know this? To date, the traditional family model has served as the foundation for all Western Civilization. Though many today express disdain for this great civilization, one can’t deny that it’s produced some of the most prosperous and stable societies the world has ever known. But, now we are moving into new territory with unpredictable results. Yet, early indications show that this anything-goes sexuality may have devastating consequences. One woman whose husband left her for his gay lover, and took their children with him, writes in Public Discourse: “Behind the happy façade of many families headed by same-sex couples, we see relationships that are built from brokenness…. I represent hundreds upon thousands of spouses who have been betrayed and rejected.” This is tragic and certainly will have widespread ramifications for the children raised in these devastated homes. But, this is what results when one’s attractions du jour trump marriage vows. The author of the article also notes that “Every same-sex family can only exist by manipulating nature.” Unlike traditional marriage, which naturally produces children, same-sex couples must rely on “assisted reproductive technologies such as surrogacy or sperm donation to have children. Such processes exploit men and women for their reproductive potential, treat children as products to be bought and sold, and purposely deny children a relationship with one or both of their biological parents.” Again tragically, it’s children who suffer.

    But what about transgendered people? How is expanding the “gender spectrum” working for them?

    According to a study conducted by the National Center for Transgender Equality and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, it’s not going well. The study found that a staggering 41 percent of transgendered people say they’ve attempted suicide. And apparently, permanently changing their sex doesn’t help either.

    A 2011 Swedish study found that people who undergo sex-change surgery start experiencing increased mental difficulties about 10 years after surgery. In fact, their suicide mortality then rises to almost 20 times greater than the comparable non-transgender population!

    A case in point is a Belgian woman who underwent sex reassignment surgery and then last year chose to be euthanized.

    Apparently, the self-hatred that drove her to become a man persisted after her sex change. Just like she couldn’t accept herself as a woman, she couldn’t accept herself as a man, either. “(N)one of these operations worked as desired,” Nathan (born Nancy) Verhelst said. “(W)hen I looked in the mirror, I was disgusted with myself. My new breasts did not match my expectations and my new penis had symptoms of rejection. I do not want to be… a monster. ”

    According to Dr. Paul McHugh, former psychiatrist in chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital, people with transgender feelings experience psychological distress because they suffer from “body dysmorphic disorder”: just like someone suffering from bulimia wrongly believes she is fat, so a person with transgender feelings wrongly thinks he or she is a sex that doesn’t correspond to reality.

    McHugh says most of those who elect to have sex-reassignment surgery describe themselves as “satisfied.”

    However, studies found that “their subsequent psycho-social adjustments were no better than those who didn’t have surgery.” As a result, Johns Hopkins Hospital has stopped doing sex-reassignment surgery. As McHugh puts it, “producing a ‘satisfied’ but still troubled patient seemed an inadequate reason for surgically amputating normal organs.” Interestingly, McHugh reports that controlled and follow-up studies show that 70-80 percent of children with transgender feelings spontaneously lose those feelings as they mature. School counselors should be challenging these students’ false beliefs about themselves. Instead, McHugh says, diversity counselors function much like “cult leaders,” often encouraging these confused young people to distance themselves from family and anyone who challenges the legitimacy of their feelings. So, our public high schools, by promoting this unproven gender-bending agenda may actually be hurting those they purport to help.

    Perhaps, this is because the reality that billions throughout the centuries have affirmed is actually true! We do not construct ourselves; God constructs us. And, when our confusion and brokenness leads us to deny our God¬-given gender, we only harm ourselves and those closest to us. Instead of encouraging students to pursue whatever feels right to them, maybe administrators and faculty advisors should be urging them to love and accept the person God created them to be? Unfortunately, students in many of our public schools never hear this common sense, Judeo-Christian view. As these student articles show, it’s simply presumed false or too restrictive. You may think this is happening in only liberal suburban Chicago schools, but it’s everywhere. For example, just last week, the media reported that school administrators in Lincoln, Nebraska – hardly a hotbed of liberalism – instructed teachers to no longer use “gendered expressions” such as “boys and girls.” Instead, they told them to use “gender inclusive” terms like “purple penguins.” Seriously – purple penguins! Now that this radical, gender-destroying agenda of the LGBTQ community has been revealed, how should we respond? Do Christians retreat and allow the radicals to distort children’s understanding of their dignity, purpose and God¬-given gender? Do we let high school administrators define our boys and girls as “purple penguins” – and use our taxes to promote propaganda?

    the bottom line…

    Or, do we say enough is enough – and begin reasserting our voice in this society gone crazy? Our children’s future is at stake. And, to quote one of my heroes, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, “God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.” Julie Roys is a Christian speaker, journalist, and host of national talk radio show Up for Debate. Follow Julie on Facebook or Twitter.


  • What do WA State Fire Fees Pay For?

    What do WA State Fire Fees Pay For?

    I checked my Clallam County, WA State tax statement. Fire distribution $32.67, plus Fire Patrol fee $248.92 plus Fire Patrol County fee $2.00.
    This money (FIRE PATROL FEE) is collected by our county treasurer and remitted as, WA State Forest Fire Protection Assessment (FFPA) to the Washington State Department of Natural Resources and placed in the DNR general fund.

    WHAT ARE THESE OVER $250.00 A YEAR FIRE FEES PAYING FOR?
    WA State DNR Assistant Division Director of Fire Prevention Karen Arnold will be sending me the email answer, per our phone conversation.
    I’ll keep you posted

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    DNR Karen Z Arnold email response

    The bottom line
    If you have additional questions please feel free to follow up either by e-mail or phone.

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    —– Original Message —–
    From: Arnold, Karen (DNR)
    To: phew@wavecable.com
    Sent: Monday, September 21, 2015 2:59 PM
    Subject: Department of Natural Resources – Forest Fire Protection Assessment

    Good Afternoon,

    Thank you for the phone call and your inquiry around your family’s property Fire Patrol Fee or Forest Fire Protection Assessment (FFPA). If I recall in our conversation you say that you are a trustee to 800 ac in Clallam County and pay about $250/yr. I believe the RCW 76.04.610 should answer your questions regarding what DNR does with those monies.

    If you have additional questions please feel free to follow up either by e-mail or phone.

    Karen Z Arnold
    ADM, Fire Regulation and Technical Services
    Wildfire Division
    WA State Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
    Work: 360-902-1315
    Cell: 360-528-0450
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    As usual, the bottom line, our elected representatives passed a “TAXING ASSESSMENT” law and called it a FEE.

    RCW 76.04.610: Forest fire protection assessment.
    Effective date — 1993 c 36: “This act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, OR SUPPORT OF THE STATE GOVERNMENT AND ITS EXISTING PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS, AND SHALL TAKE EFFECT IMMEDIATELY [April 15, 1993].” [1993 c 36 § 3.]

    REGARDING MY QUESTIONS ON THIS ACT OF NECESSARY IMMEDIATE ASSESSMENT $$$$ ACT OF “OR SUPPORT” OF STATE GOVERNMENT.

    I received the following response.

    I believe the RCW 76.04.610 (full text below) should answer your questions regarding what DNR does with those monies.

    I READ THROUGH THE LEGALIZE “MUMBO JUMBO”, RESEARCH, AND DOCUMENT.
    THE USUAL… JUST ANOTHER “WHAT ELSE LAW”
    “WHAT ELSE?” WHO ELSE? DOES DNR USE THESE ASSESSED FIRE FEES FOR?

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    FOR THE PRIVATE LAND OWNER, THIS IS A LEGISLATED ACT OF FEE FI FOE FUM, AN ACT OF “OR ELSE” AND AN ACT OF PAY THE FEES “OR ELSE” PAY THE PENALTIES.

    Behind My Back | Fee Fie Foe Fum

    www.behindmyback.org/2013/10/26/fee-fie-foefum/

    Oct 26, 2013 – Feefifofum” is the first line of a historical quatrain famous for its use in the classic English fairy … http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fee-fie-foe-fum.

    If you have additional questions please feel free to follow up either by e-mail or phone.
    How much money did DNR collect for ASSESSED FIRE FEES in 2014?
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    Back to the original question…
    WHAT DOES DNR USE THESE ASSESSED FIRE FEES FOR?
    This assessment SHALL be used in support of those rural fire districts assisting the department in fire protection services on forest lands.

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    THE DEPARTMENT SHALL PROVIDE SUCH PROTECTION

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    FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS CHAPTER, THE DEPARTMENT MAY DIVIDE THE FOREST LANDS OF THE STATE, OR ANY PART THEREOF, INTO DISTRICTS, FOR FIRE PROTECTION AND ASSESSMENT PURPOSES, MAY CLASSIFY LANDS ACCORDING TO THE CHARACTER OF TIMBER PREVAILING, AND THE FIRE HAZARD EXISTING….

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    ADDING, “WHAT ELSE?” AND “WHO ELSE”?

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    COLLECTIONS SHALL BE APPLIED AGAINST EXPENSES INCURRED IN CARRYING OUT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION, INCLUDING NECESSARY AND REASONABLE ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS INCURRED BY THE DEPARTMENT IN THE ENFORCEMENT OF THESE PROVISIONS.

    THE DEPARTMENT MAY ALSO “EXPEND SUMS” COLLECTED FROM OWNERS OF FOREST LANDS OR RECEIVED “FROM ANY OTHER SOURCE FOR NECESSARY ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS IN CONNECTION WITH THE ENFORCEMENT OF RCW 76.04.660.

    OR? TO SUPPORT OF THE STATE GOVERNMENT AND ITS EXISTING PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS

    GOOD GRIEF.. WHO KNEW?

    This section was APPROPRIATED from WILDFIRE PROTECTION to WILDFIRE PREVENTION

    During the 2011-2013 fiscal biennium
    THE FOREST FIRE PROTECTION ASSESSMENT ACCOUNT
    ” MAY BE APPROPRIATED”
    TO THE EVERGREEN STATE COLLEGE FOR ANALYSIS AND RECOMMENDATIONS TO IMPROVE THE EFFICIENCY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF THE STATE’S MECHANISMS FOR FUNDING FIRE PREVENTION AND SUPPRESSION ACTIVITIES.

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    PRIVATE PROPERTY OWNERS ARE CHARGED FOR AND PAYING FOR PROTECTION?
    SO? HOW DID THE WILD FIRE PROTECTION FEES END UP IN STATE WILD FIRE PREVENTION?
    BY WHO’S APPROPRIATION?

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    snippet from below…
    This section was adapted from “Developing a Cooperative Approach to WILDFIRE PROTECTION,” a publication of the National Wildland/Urban Interface FIRE PROTECTION Program

    SO HOW DID THE WILD FIRE PROTECTION FEES END UP IN STATE AND NATIONAL WILD FIRE PREVENTION? BY WHO’S APPROPRIATION?

    This section was ADAPTED FROM WILDFIRE PROTECTION to WILDFIRE PREVENTION

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    Does this 101 page document plus RCW 76.04.610 answer your questions regarding what DNR does with those monies.

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    Establishing Fire Prevention Education Cooperative …
    www.nwcg.gov/sites/…/cooppart.p…
    NATIONAL WILDFIRE COORDINATING GROUP
    Specialists and subject matter experts in the appropriate area. … this series is to improve and enhance wildfire prevention programs and to … 5.1 Fire Prevention Assessment Considerations . … “Cooperation is an innocuous term, but by all accounts it is …. private and public organizations, businesses, and, of course, the. Each Wildfire Prevention Guide has been developed by Fire Prevention Specialists and subject matter experts in the appropriate area. The goal of
    this series is to improve and enhance wildfire prevention programs and to facilitate the achievement of NWCG program goals. Special mention to the National Wildland-Urban Interface fire protection Program and members of the Pacific Northwest Fire Prevention Cooperatives in providing
    information to this guide.
    NWCG Wildfire Prevention Guide development:
    • Conducting School Programs (1996)
    • Event Management (1996)
    • Wildfire Prevention Marketing (1996)
    • Wildfire Prevention and the Media (1998)
    • Wildfire Prevention Strategies (1998)
    • Effective Wildfire Prevention Patrol (1998)
    • Recreation Area Fire Prevention (1999)
    • Fire Communication and Education (1999)
    • Fire Education Exhibits and Displays (1999)
    • Industrial Operations Fire Prevention Guide (1999)
    • Establishing Fire Prevention Education Cooperative Programs and Partnerships (1999
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    If you have additional questions, ON “WHAT ELSE” WA STATE FIRE FEES PAY FOR?
    please feel free to follow up either by e-mail or phone.
    Karen Z Arnold
    ADM, Fire Regulation and Technical Services
    Wildfire Division
    WA State Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
    Work: 360-902-1315
    Cell: 360-528-0450

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    Emphasis added… For the understanding of a reasonable person,

    READ THESE LAWS

    RCW 76.04.600
    Owners to protect forests.
    EVERY OWNER OF FOREST LAND IN THE STATE OF WASHINGTON SHALL FURNISH OR PROVIDE, during the season of the year when there is danger of forest fires, adequate protection against the spread of fire thereon or therefrom WHICH SHALL MEET WITH THE APPROVAL OF THE DEPARTMENT.
    [1986 c 100 § 34.]
    RCW 76.04.600: Owners to protect forests.
    apps.leg.wa.gov › … › Title 76 › Chapter 76.04
    Washington State Senate
    EVERY OWNER OF FOREST LAND IN THE STATE OF WASHINGTON SHALL FURNISH OR PROVIDE, during the season of the year when there is danger of forest fires, adequate …
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    (3) Beginning January 1, 1991, under the administration and at the discretion of the department up to two hundred thousand dollars per year of THIS ASSESSMENT SHALL BE USED IN SUPPORT OF THOSE RURAL FIRE DISTRICTS ASSISTING THE DEPARTMENT IN FIRE PROTECTION SERVICES ON FOREST LANDS.

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    RCW 76.04.610: Forest fire protection assessment.
    apps.leg.wa.gov › … › Title 76 › Chapter 76.04
    Washington State Senate
    76.04.600 << 76.04.610 >> 76.04.620 … provide adequate fire protection as required by RCW 76.04.600, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL PROVIDE SUCH PROTECTION AND SHALL …
    (1)(a) If any owner of forest land within a forest protection zone neglects or fails to provide adequate fire protection as required by RCW 76.04.600, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL PROVIDE SUCH PROTECTION AND SHALL ANNUALLY IMPOSE the following assessments on each parcel of such land: (i) A flat fee assessment of seventeen dollars and fifty cents; and (ii) twenty-seven cents on each acre exceeding fifty acres.
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    THE DEPARTMENT SHALL PROVIDE SUCH PROTECTION AND SHALL ANNUALLY IMPOSE

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    Effective date — 1993 c 36: “THIS ACT IS NECESSARY FOR THE IMMEDIATE PRESERVATION OF THE PUBLIC PEACE, HEALTH, OR SAFETY, OR SUPPORT OF THE STATE GOVERNMENT AND ITS EXISTING PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS, AND SHALL TAKE EFFECT IMMEDIATELY [APRIL 15, 1993].” [1993 C 36 § 3.]

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    (b) Assessors may, at their option, collect the assessment on tax exempt lands. If the assessor elects not to collect the assessment, the department may bill the landowner directly.

    (2) An owner who has paid assessments on two or more parcels, each containing fewer than fifty acres and each within the same county, may obtain the following refund:

    (a) If all the parcels together contain less than fifty acres, then the refund is equal to the flat fee assessments paid, reduced by the total of (i) seventeen dollars and (ii) the total of the amounts retained by the county from such assessments under subsection (5) of this section.

    (b) If all the parcels together contain fifty or more acres, then the refund is equal to the flat fee assessments paid, reduced by the total of (i) seventeen dollars, (ii) twenty-seven cents for each acre exceeding fifty acres, and (iii) the total of the amounts retained by the county from such assessments under subsection (5) of this section.

    Applications for refunds shall be submitted to the department on a form prescribed by the department and in the same year in which the assessments were paid. The department may not provide refunds to applicants who do not provide verification that all assessments and property taxes on the property have been paid. Applications may be made by mail.

    In addition to the procedures under this subsection, property owners with multiple parcels in a single county who qualify for a refund under this section may apply to the department on an application listing all the parcels owned in order to have the assessment computed on all parcels but billed to a single parcel. Property owners with the following number of parcels may apply to the department in the year indicated:

    Year Number of Parcels
    2002 10 or more parcels
    2003 8 or more parcels
    2004 and thereafter 6 or more parcels

    The department must compute the correct assessment and allocate one parcel in the county to use to collect the assessment. The county must then bill the forest fire protection assessment on that one allocated identified parcel. The landowner is responsible for notifying the department of any changes in parcel ownership.

    (3) Beginning January 1, 1991, under the administration and at the discretion of the department up to two hundred thousand dollars per year of this assessment shall be used in support of those rural fire districts assisting the department in fire protection services on forest lands.

    (4) FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS CHAPTER, THE DEPARTMENT MAY DIVIDE THE FOREST LANDS OF THE STATE, OR ANY PART THEREOF, INTO DISTRICTS, FOR FIRE PROTECTION AND ASSESSMENT PURPOSES, MAY CLASSIFY LANDS ACCORDING TO THE CHARACTER OF TIMBER PREVAILING, AND THE FIRE HAZARD EXISTING, and place unprotected lands under the administration of the proper district. Amounts paid or contracted to be paid by the department for protection of forest lands from funds at its disposal shall be a lien upon the property protected, unless reimbursed by the owner within ten days after October 1st of the year in which they were incurred. The department shall be prepared to make statement thereof, upon request, to a forest owner whose own protection has not been previously approved as to its adequacy, the department shall report the same to the assessor of the county in which the property is situated. The assessor shall extend the amounts upon the tax rolls covering the property, and upon authorization from the department shall levy the forest protection assessment against the amounts of unimproved land as shown in each ownership on the county assessor’s records.
    The assessor may then segregate on the records to provide that the improved land and improvements thereon carry the millage levy designed to support the rural fire protection districts as provided for in RCW 52.16.170.
    RCW 52.16.170 – Access Washington
    apps.leg.wa.gov › … › Title 52 › Chapter 52.16
    Washington State Senate
    In the event that lands lie within both a fire protection district and a forest protection assessment area they shall be taxed and assessed as follows: (1) If the lands …
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    (5) The amounts assessed shall be collected at the time, in the same manner, by the same procedure, and with the same penalties attached that general state and county taxes on the same property are collected, except that errors in assessments may be corrected at any time by the department certifying them to the treasurer of the county in which the land involved is situated. Assessments shall be known and designated as assessments of the year in which the amounts became reimbursable. Upon the collection of assessments the county treasurer shall place fifty cents of the total assessments paid on a parcel FOR FIRE PROTECTION
    INTO THE COUNTY CURRENT EXPENSE FUND TO DEFRAY THE COSTS OF LISTING, BILLING, AND COLLECTING THESE ASSESSMENTS.
    The treasurer shall then transmit the balance to the department.

    Collections shall be applied against expenses incurred in carrying out the provisions of this section, INCLUDING NECESSARY AND REASONABLE ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS INCURRED BY THE DEPARTMENT IN THE ENFORCEMENT OF THESE PROVISIONS.

    The department may also expend sums collected from owners of forest lands or received FROM ANY OTHER SOURCE FOR NECESSARY ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS IN CONNECTION WITH THE ENFORCEMENT OF RCW 76.04.660.

    (6) When land against which forest protection assessments are outstanding is acquired for delinquent taxes and sold at public auction, the state shall have a prior lien on the proceeds of sale over and above the amount necessary to satisfy the county’s delinquent tax judgment. The county treasurer, in case the proceeds of sale exceed the amount of the delinquent tax judgment, shall immediately remit to the department the amount of the outstanding forest protection assessments.

    (7) ALL NONFEDERAL PUBLIC BODIES OWNING OR ADMINISTERING FOREST LAND included in a forest protection zone SHALL PAY THE FOREST PROTECTION ASSESSMENTS provided in this section and THE SPECIAL FOREST FIRE SUPPRESSION account assessments under RCW 76.04.630.

    The forest protection assessments and special forest fire suppression account assessments shall be payable BY NONFEDERAL PUBLIC BODIES from available funds within thirty days following receipt of the written notice from the department which is given after October 1st of the year in which the protection was provided. Unpaid assessments are not a lien against the NONFEDERAL PUBLICLY OWNED LAND but shall constitute a debt by the NONFEDERAL PUBLIC BODY to the department and are subject to interest charges at the legal rate.

    During the 2011-2013 fiscal biennium

    the FOREST FIRE PROTECTION ASSESSMENT ACCOUNT may be APPROPRIATED to THE EVERGREEN STATE COLLEGE for analysis and recommendations to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the state’s mechanisms for funding fire prevention and suppression activities.

    (8) A public body, having failed to previously pay the forest protection assessments required of it by this section, which fails to suppress a fire on or originating from forest lands owned or administered by it, is liable for the costs of suppression incurred by the department or its agent and is not entitled to reimbursement of costs incurred by the public body in the suppression activities.

    (9) The department may adopt rules to implement this section, including, but not limited to, rules on levying and collecting forest protection assessments.
    [2012 2nd sp.s. c 7 § 922; 2007 c 110 § 1; 2004 c 216 § 1; 2001 c 279 § 2; 1993 c 36 § 1; 1989 c 362 § 1; 1988 c 273 § 3; 1986 c 100 § 35.]
    Notes:
    Effective date — 2012 2nd sp.s. c 7: See note following RCW 2.68.020.
    Effective date — 1993 c 36: “This act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, or support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and shall take effect immediately [April 15, 1993].” [1993 c 36 § 3.]


  • My Response to Cantwell on Public Education

    My Response to Cantwell on Public Education

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    SAT Scores At The Lowest Point in a Decade | TIME
    The bottom line…. Sept. 3, 2015
    Sept. 3, 2015 “Simply doing the same things we have been doing is not going to improve these numbers,” Cyndie Schmeiser, chief of assessment for the College Board, said.
    “THIS IS A CALL TO ACTION TO DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT to propel more students to readiness.

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    SAT writing scores drop to lowest in history. | Dictionary.com …
    PUBLISHED OCTOBER 1, 2012
    The average results in both the READING AND WRITING sections are the lowest they’ve ever been nationally.
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    I sent two comments and receive two responses from Senator Cantwell.

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    On July 16, 2015, I joined my colleagues in the Senate in passing the Every Child Achieves Act (S.1177)

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    About Maria… Cantwell, is unmarried and has no children However, she stands with “PARENTS” AS THEY EDUCATE and care for their children. http://www.cantwell.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/about-maria

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    If Senator Maria Cantwell really stands with “PARENTS” as they educate their children?

    It is unbelievable and inconceivable  to me, that the word “PARENT” is not mentioned or written a single time in Senator Cantwell two responses on EDUCATION, to a concerned American GRANDPARENT.
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    I sent the same two comment on Education to Senator Patty Murray (a parent and grandparent). she does not even bother to acknowledge that she received them, let alone respond?
    It is hard to believe that she is the same 1993 Patty Murray? The self-described “Just a mom in tennis shoes.” – The same PATTY MURRAY that said. “I THINK I SPEAK FOR ALL OF US” ….AS THE LEAD PARENT OF OUR TWO SONS…..
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    I’m from the old Public School System… As a “PARENT”, I belonged to the PTA, THE PARENT TEACHERS ASSOCIATION. Public education was successful and “PARENTS” were a integral part of their child’s public education.

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    PARENTS WERE INVOLVED AND NECESSARY TO MAKE A WHOLE COMPLETE; ESSENTIAL AND FUNDAMENTAL PUBLIC EDUCATION SYSTEM WORK IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

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    THERE IS CLEAR AND CONVINCING EVIDENCE THAT “PARENTS” AND GRANDPARENTS MUST BE AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE PUBLIC EDUCATION SYSTEM.

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    AS THE “PARENT” OF THREE CHILDREN, GRAND PARENT OF TEN GRAND CHILDREN, AND THE GREAT GRAND PARENT OF EIGHT GREAT GRAND CHILDREN.

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    I am deeply offended by “PARENTS” being excluded, by omission, in Senator Cantwell response on PUBLIC EDUCATION.

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    As a PARENT for over 56 years, after spending a million hours reading story to, encouraging, nagging, demanding, forcing and helping my kids and grand kids  do their NIGHTLY PUBLIC SCHOOL HOMEWORK…
    IT IS UNBELIEVABLE THAT “ANY” ELECTED REPRESENTATIVE, WOULD TOTALLY EXCLUDE “PARENTS”, IN “ANY” COMMENT ON AMERICAS PUBLIC EDUCATION SYSTEM.
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    The average results in both the READING AND WRITING sections are the lowest they’ve ever been nationally.“THIS IS A CALL TO ACTION TO DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT”“Simply doing the same things we have been doing(since 2002) is not going to improve these numbers.

    Perhaps it is time to do something the SAME, AS EDUCATORS DID PRIOR TO 2002..

    Common sense Basic Education  READING,  WRITING AND ARITHMETIC…

    FORGET COMMON CORE… FORGET THE NEW MATH…

    An Iowa woman jokingly calls it Satan’s handiwork. ALL KIDDING ASIDE… GET RID OF Satan’s handiwork. A California mom says she’s broken down in tears. What could be so horrible? GRADE SCHOOL COMMON-CORE …

    STOP CRYING.. AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!

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    Senator Cantwell states….
    I have heard from so many of “MY CONSTITUENTS” about the need to improve the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to better SUPPORT Washington’s STUDENTS AND TEACHERS.

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    SO WHAT HAVE “WE THE  GOVERNMENT” BEEN DOING TO PUBLIC EDUCATION?
    BESIDES, EXPELLING “PARENTS” FROM THE PUBLIC EDUCATION SYSTEM?
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    Senator Cantwell states,

    I have been a longtime supporter, I supported, I also supported I joined my colleagues in the Senate  passing the Every Child Achieves Act (S.1177)

    Exactly who? and what has Senator Cantwell been supporting for a long time?

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    A DEDICATED FUNDING STREAM FOR COMMON CORE EDUCATION?
    to support partnerships between schools, businesses, universities, and non-profit organizations, The push by a DC-based nonprofit called Achieve, Inc., which is the Education division of Rupert Murdoch‘s News Corp., under the auspices of the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) in 2007. Neither NGA nor CCSSO (which are merely trade associations with private membership lists) had a grant of legislative authority from the states to develop national standards. in BLOOM evolving out of the above partnership this was created to operate the database. The U.S. Department of Education (USED) did not create the Standards, but it was deeply involved in the effort to gather together the various trade associations and private foundations to do the work that USED wanted done.

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    I received NO RESPONSE from the Office of Senator Maria Cantwell on COMMON CORE EDUCATION and (only) Charter Schools
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    Math Problem Solved The “Old” Way Versus “Common Core …
    https://www.thefederalistpapers.org/…/check-out-this-math–problem–solv…
    An Iowa woman jokingly calls it Satan’s handiwork. A California mom says she’s broken down in tears. What could be so horrible? Grade school common-core …
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    Senator Cantwell states…. I joined my colleagues in the Senate….

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    WA STATE U.S. SEN. PATTY MURRAY… The MOM (parent) in tennis shoes.
    Ironically, as SEN. PATTY MURRAY had called for reducing “redundant and unnecessary” testing.

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    With the passage of Every Child Achieves Act:
    States would still HAVE TO, UNDER federal law, test every student annually in math and reading in grades 3 through 8 and once in high school and report scores by race, income, disabilities and English learners.

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    to be continued….
    Educations Most Onerous Provisions?

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    Per Senator Cantwell The Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA) makes a number of important changes to some of No Child Left Behind’s Educations MOST ONEROUS PROVISIONS.

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    The 21 Most Onerous Provisions in The Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA)?


  • Ways and Means for Fighting 2015 Wildfires?

    Ways and Means for Fighting 2015 Wildfires?

    Images for CUTTING FIRE LINES with bulldozers IN 2015?

    WHY ARE FIREFIGHTERS CUTTING FIRE LINES BY HAND  using The famous Pulaski tool that combines a cutting axe blade on one side and a trenching tool on the other. IMPLEMENTS TO FIGHT A FOREST FIRE, ONE TO CHOP AND ONE TO HOE, the combined an axe and a grub hoe.

    May 1, 2014 – WHEN?  An approximately 30,000-pound machines can cut about one to three miles of fire lines per hour, depending on the circumstances. BULLDOZER …

    I watched some of the Aug 25, 2015 basic fire training exercises on TV. CUTTING FIRE LINES BY HAND USING THE FAMOUS PULASKI TOOL AND SHOVELS?  The first 125 Oregon Guard troops called up to fight fires completed their training on Tuesday. Part of the training includes a physical test, where you put on a 45-pound vest and walk three miles in 45 minutes, said Winston. Another 250 troops start training on Wednesday.

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    Nov 3, 2008 – THE BACK BONE OF THE WAR ON FIRE ARE THE “FIRE DOZERS”. CATERPILLAR D-6 IS A MASTER OF FIRE LINES WITH SKIN OF …

    WHY ISN’T THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CUTTING FIRE LINES WITH A CATERPILLAR D-6?

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    THIS IS A FEDERAL CONGRESSIONAL ISSUE.

    THE NATIONAL MONUMENT DOES NOT ALLOW THE DIGGING OF FIRE LINE, CUTTING OF FIRE LINE BY BULLDOZERS OR THE DROPPING OF RETARDANT BY AIR TANKERS “except to protect life or historic, important structures,” Rubin said.

    Because the Blue Basin Fire, and a small portion of the larger Sugarloaf Fire, ARE BURNING WITHIN THE NATIONAL MONUMENT, he said firefighters must change how they contend with the blazes.

    “There are so many fossil beds throughout there that THEY DON’T WANT US TO MAKE FIRE LINES,” BALLOU SAID. “THEY DEFINITELY DON’T WANT US TO USE BULLDOZERS.”

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     H.R.3465 — NATIONAL FOREST ROADLESS AREA CONSERVATION ACT.

    NATIONAL FORESTS WERE PUT OFF-LIMITS TO MOTOR VEHICLES. Various forms of this bill have been introduced by Inslee and Senator Cantwell since 2002.

     MALHEUR NATIONAL FOREST Chainsaw use is prohibited. NO VEHICLE TRAVEL on those FS roads where access has been impeded or blocked by earthen berm, logs, boulders, barrier, barricade or gate, or as otherwise identified in the Fire Order.

    08/15/2015: STRAWBERRY MOUNTAIN WILDERNESS IS CLOSED DUE TO WILDFIRE.

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    THE WILDERNESS ACT (SECTION 4 (C)) STATES

    THAT THERE SHALL BE “NO USE OF MOTOR VEHICLES”.

    REP DEREK KILMER, SENATOR MARIA CANTWELL AND PATTY MURRAY REINTRODUCED AND WANT MORE “NO USE OF MOTOR VEHICLES” AND MORE RESTRICTED WILD OLYMPICS, WILDERNESS, WILD AND SCENIC RIVERS

    GOVENOR JAY INSLEE SUPPORTS THIS “WILD” LEGISLATION

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    THE NATIONAL MONUMENT DOES NOT ALLOW THE DIGGING OF FIRE LINE, CUTTING OF FIRE LINE BY BULLDOZERS OR THE DROPPING OF RETARDANT BY AIR TANKERS……

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    INDEED, THERE SHALL BE NO USE OF MOTOR VEHICLES, THE “FIRE DOZERS” CATERPILLAR D-6 ,THE MASTER BUILDER OF FIRE LINES,  ON THE HORRIFIC RAGING WILD FIRES BURNING  IN WA STATE.

    INSTEAD OF USING MOTOR VEHICLES “FIRE DOZERS”  TO FIGHT WA AND OREGON RAGING FOREST FIRES?

    The Aug 25, 2015 basic fire training exercises on TV. Firefighters are being taught TO CUT FIRE LINES BY HAND USING THE FAMOUS PULASKI TOOL AND SHOVELS?

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    Resources Falling Short as Washington Wildfire Grows Into Historic Monster

    NBCNews.com‎ – 21 hours ago

    Scores more firefighters raced Tuesday to the Okanogan Complex of fires, the biggest …

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    Washington state battles worst wildfire in history – MSN.com

    www.msn.com/en-za/video/comedy/…wildfire…/vi-BBm5i5n?…

    MSN

    1 day ago – “The only way to deal with them is like eating an elephant, one bite at a time. And there’s still a lot to eat,” Pechota said.

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    THIS IS AN AMERICAN  TRAGEDY,  THE LOSS OF YOUNG FIREFIGHTERS, THAT MAY WELL BE REPEATED

    The fire consumed them — killing the three men and injuring four others.

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     MY ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES,

    GOVENOR JAY INSLEE  SENATOR MARIA CANTWELL AND MURRAY

    Officials mourn lost firefighters – The Wenatchee World

    https://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/…/officials-mo…

    Wenatchee World

    6 days ago – Tidwell and Regional Forester Jim Peña joined a press conference at Chelan County’s Fire Station … PATTY MURRAY AND MARIA CANTWELL, U.S. Rep. … The three fallen men were the first to die upon being overtaken by a wildland blaze in … “These fires have burned a big hole in our state’s heart,” Inslee said.

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    THE WILDERNESS AND ROADLESS AREA AND REDUCING THE RISK OF CATASTROPHIC WILDFIRES? (INCLUDING THE LOSS OF YOUNG FIREFIGHTERS)

    U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., introduced – THE WILDERNESS AND ROADLESS AREA “RELEASE ACT”  This is just common sense,” McCarthy said. “By opening these lands up to the residents of our local communities and across the country for their use and enjoyment, we can help create jobs, boost local economies AND REDUCE THE RISK OF CATASTROPHIC WILDFIRES.”

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    JOE WALSH, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE U.S. FOREST SERVICE, “Science changes,” Walsh said. “We like to use the latest science we have, SO WE’RE ALWAYS ON THE CUTTING EDGE.”

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    THE SCIENCE DIDN’T CHANGE…CONGRESS CHANGED THE RULES.

    Nov 3, 2008THE BACK BONE OF THE WAR ON FIRE ARE THE “FIRE DOZERS“. CATERPILLAR D-6 IS A MASTER OF FIRE LINES

    DOZERS: The Commanders of the War on Fire – YouTube

    May 1, 2014A BULLDOZER WEIGHING approximately 30,000-pounds  can STILL cut about one to three miles of FIRELINE PER HOUR, depending on the circumstances. ..

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    CONGRESS CHANGED THE RULES.

    H.R.3465 — National Forest “ROADLESS”  Area Conservation Act. NATIONAL FORESTS WERE PUT OFF-LIMITS TO MOTOR VEHICLES.

    THE WILDERNESS ACT (SECTION 4 (C)) STATES THAT THERE SHALL BE “NO USE OF MOTOR VEHICLES, MOTORIZED

    THE NATIONAL MONUMENT DOES NOT ALLOW THE DIGGING OF FIRE LINE, CUTTING OF FIRE LINE BY BULLDOZERS OR THE DROPPING OF RETARDANT BY AIR TANKERS

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    THE SCIENCE DIDN’T CHANGE…CONGRESS CHANGED THE RULES.

    1983 Bulldozers in Fire Management: Current Designs and Uses

    https://books.google.com/books?id=eLXSSApNhbAC

    Robert W. Steele, ‎Richard J. Barney – 1983 – ‎Bulldozers

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    Behind My Back | The Roadless Crew Cantwell and Inslee

    www.behindmyback.org/2014/04/…/the-roadlesscrewcantwell-and-insl

    Apr 25, 2014 – The Roadless Crew Cantwell and Inslee. H.R.3465 — National Forest “ROADLESS”  Area Conservation Act. Various forms of this bill have been introduced by Inslee and Cantwell since 2002.

    NEARLY 60 MILLION ACRES OF NATIONAL FORESTS WERE PUT OFF-LIMITS TO MOTOR VEHICLES, LIKE? OFF-LIMITS TO CUTTING FIRE LINES WITH BULLDOZERS during the Clinton administration.

    THE WILDERNESS ACT? (SECTION 4 (C)) STATES THAT

    THERE SHALL BE “NO USE OF MOTOR VEHICLES, MOTORIZED … LIKE? WILD AREAS OFF-LIMITS TO CUTTING FIRE LINES WITH BULLDOZERS?

    THE NATIONAL MONUMENT DOES NOT ALLOW THE DIGGING OF FIRE LINE, CUTTING OF FIRE LINE BY BULLDOZERS OR THE DROPPING OF RETARDANT BY AIR TANKERS

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    Washington’s Department of Natural Resources is looking for citizen volunteers who have red cards showing they have WILDLAND FIREFIGHTER TRAINING. People with blue cards showing firefighting equipment training are also needed.

    REALLY? WILDLAND?  FIREFIGHTER?

     THE WILDERNESS ACT? NATIONAL PARK WILDERNESS? WILD OLYMPICS? WILD AND SCENIC RIVERS? NATIONAL MONUMENTS? National Forest Roadless Area Conservation Act

    LIKE  WILD AREAS OFF-LIMITS TO MOTOR VEHICLES?

    LIKE? WILD AREAS OFF-LIMITS TO CUTTING FIRE LINES WITH BULLDOZERS

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    Images for CUTTING FIRE LINES with bulldozers 2015

    DOZERS: The Commanders of the War on Fire – YouTube

    ▶ 9:54

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=alECYNLdLec

    Nov 3, 2008 – Uploaded by Gérard Angé

    THE BACK BONE OF THE WAR ON FIRE ARE THE “FIRE DOZERS“. CATERPILLAR D-6 IS A MASTER OF FIRE LINES WITH SKIN OF …

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    1983 Bulldozers in Fire Management: Current Designs and Uses

    https://books.google.com/books?id=eLXSSApNhbAC

    Robert W. Steele, ‎Richard J. Barney – 1983 – ‎Bulldozers

    Reports on status and changes in use of bulldozers in fire control and related … BULLDOZERS ARE MAINLY UTILIZED TO CUT FIRE LINES TO MINERAL SOIL IN HEAVY FOREST FUELS …

     May 1, 2014 – The approximately 30,000-pound machines can cut about one to three miles of fire lines per hour, depending on the circumstances. Bulldozer …

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    Behind My Back | WOW Let Nature Take Its Course

    www.behindmyback.org/2015/07/14/wow-let-nature-take-its-course/

    JUL 14, 2015 – OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK WILDERNESS WILDFIRE POLICY “LET IT BURN” … FORESTS WERE PUT OFF-LIMITS TO MOTOR VEHICLES, ROAD BUILDING … “

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    Fire Suppression – USFS History – Forest History Society

    www.foresthistory.org › … › Policy & Law › Fire

    Forest History Society

    Mar 17, 2015 – When the U.S. Forest Service was established in 1905, it was given managerial control of these lands, soon renamed national forests. … IT BEGAN WITH ALLOWING NATURAL-CAUSED FIRES TO BURN IN DESIGNATED WILDERNESS AREAS.

    THE WILDERNESS ACT (SECTION 4 (C)) STATES THAT THERE SHALL BE “NO USE OF MOTOR VEHICLES, MOTORIZED ... Off-highways vehicles (OHVs) are typically four wheel drive vehicles, …. lands were first put offlimits to development as Wilderness Study Areas.

    THE WILDERNESS ACT? NATIONAL PARK WILDERNESS? WILD OLYMPICS? WILD AND SCENIC RIVERS? National Forest “ROADLESS” Area Conservation Act

    LIKE WILD AREAS OFF-LIMITS TO MOTOR VEHICLES?

    LIKE? WILD AREAS OFF-LIMITS TO CUTTING FIRE LINES WITH BULLDOZERS

    AND WOW, THE NATIONAL MONUMENTS?

     THE NATIONAL MONUMENT DOES NOT ALLOW THE DIGGING OF FIRE LINE, CUTTING OF FIRE LINE BY BULLDOZERS OR THE DROPPING OF RETARDANT BY AIR TANKERS

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    MALHEUR NATIONAL FOREST Chainsaw use is prohibited. NO VEHICLE TRAVEL on those FS roads where access has been impeded or blocked by earthen berm, logs, boulders, barrier, barricade or gate, or as otherwise identified in the Fire Order.

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    Public-Use Restrictions – USDA Forest Service

    www.fs.usda.gov/…/alerts-notice…

    United States Department of Agriculture

    Restrictions can affect where you are allowed to smoke, the types of roads you can … roads WHERE ACCESS HAS BEEN IMPEDED OR BLOCKED BY EARTHEN BERM, LOGS, BOULDERS, barrier, barricade or gate, or as otherwise identified in the Fire Order.

    LIKE? OFF-LIMITS TO CUTTING FIRE LINES WITH BULLDOZERS WHERE ACCESS HAS BEEN IMPEDED OR BLOCKED BY EARTHEN BERM, LOGS, BOULDERS?

    INSTEAD OF USING MOTOR VEHICLES  LIKE, “FIRE DOZERS”  TO FIGHT WA AND OREGON RAGING FOREST FIRES?

     The Aug 25, 2015 basic fire training exercises on TV. Firefighters are being taught AND TRAINED TO CUT FIRE LINES BY HAND USING THE FAMOUS PULASKI TOOL AND SHOVELS?

    GO FIGURE?

    JOE WALSH, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE U.S. FOREST SERVICE, “Science changes,” Walsh said. “We like to use the latest science we have, SO WE’RE ALWAYS ON THE CUTTING EDGE.”

    THE SCIENCE DIDN’T CHANGE…CONGRESS CHANGED THE RULES.


  • SB 5916 A New “FEE” for All

    SB  5916 A New WA State Legislated “FEE” for All PRIVATE BUSINESSES

    Senate Bill 5916: Enacting the tourism marketing act
    Substitute offered in the Senate on April 2, 2015, replaces the North American Industry Classification System codes with specific descriptions of the businesses that comprise the tourism sectors that will be assessed annual fees.
    http://www.washingtonvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=168233

    THIS IS A ISSUE OF STATEWIDE CONCERN.

    IF YOU HAVE, OWN OR  RUN A PRIVATE BUSINESS IN WA STATE? 

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    The program, SENATE WAYS & MEANS for purposes of this subsection,

    “TAXABLE AMOUNT” MEANS THE GROSS INCOME OF THE BUSINESS as defined in  RCW 82.04.080 and GROSS INCOME as defined in RCW 82.16.010

    REMEMBER THIS NEW WA STATE  “FEE” FOR ALL BUSINESS’S IS NOT A TAX

    It’s just another RUSE  by WA State Legislators to take more local money from our local business’s, remove more money from our local economy  and give it to the WE’S WHO WANT

    THE FEES AND CHARGES IMPOSED IN THIS CHAPTER

    WILL BRING DIRECT BENEFITS TO THOSE PAYING THE FEES AND CHARGES?

     BY BRINGING MORE TOURISTS INTO THE STATE WHO WILL PATRONIZE THE PARTICIPATING BUSINESSES.

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    LOCAL BUSINESSES SUBJECT TO THE FEES? GET A PROMISE OF MORE TOURIST INCOME?

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    WHAT WA STATE LEGISLATION SB 5916  REALLY DOES WITH THE INCOME FROM THE LOCAL BUSINESS FEES $$$?

    THE WE’S WHO WANT MUST-SHALL GET THEIR SHARE  OF ALL INCOME RECEIVED.

     Please take the time to read the entire SB 5916.

    What WA state does with the $$$ is way down at the bottom. (it is an outrage)

     WITH WA STATE GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE?  ( A LEGISLATED ACT SB 5916) IN COLLECTING THESE FUNDS

     BY ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES SENATE BILL 5916: ENACTING THE TOURISM MARKETING ACT

    BY THE “AUTHORITY” MEANS THE “NEW”WASHINGTON TOURISM MARKETING AUTHORITY

     ALL INCOME RECEIVED from investment of the treasurer’s trust fund must be set aside in an account IN THE TREASURY TRUST FUND TO BE KNOWN AS THE INVESTMENT INCOME ACCOUNT.

    THE FOLLOWING ACCOUNTS AND FUNDS “MUST RECEIVE” THEIR PROPORTIONATE SHARE OF EARNINGS BASED UPON EACH ACCOUNT’S OR FUND’S.

    THE WE’S WHO WANT MUST-SHALL GET THEIR SHARE  OF ALL INCOME RECEIVED.

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    SPECIFIC DESCRIPTIONS OF THE BUSINESSES THAT COMPRISE THE TOURISM SECTORS THAT WILL BE ASSESSED ANNUAL FEES. based on their  “TAXABLE AMOUNT” MEANS THE GROSS INCOME OF THE BUSINESS

    “ASSESSED SECTORS” MEANS BUSINESSES IN ANY OF THE FOLLOWING INDUSTRY SECTORS:

    (a)LODGING;

     (b) FOOD SERVICE, ATTRACTIONS AND ENTERTAINMENT, RETAIL, TRANSPORTATION.

     “Attractions and entertainment” means businesses whose primary business activity in this state is

    (a)Producing LIVE PRESENTATIONS INVOLVING THE PERFORMANCE OF ACTORS, ACTRESSES, SINGERS, DANCERS, MUSICAL GROUPS, OR OTHER PERFORMING ARTISTS;

    (b) Operating a professional or SEMIPROFESSIONAL TEAM OR CLUB PRIMARILY ENGAGED IN PARTICIPATING IN LIVE SPORTING EVENTS before a paying audience;

    (c)  Operating any kind of RACETRACK or the presenting or promoting of RACING EVENTS HELD AT A RACETRACK;

    (d) Organizing, promoting, or managing PERFORMING ARTS PRODUCTIONS; SPORTING EVENTS; and similar events, such as FAIRS, CONCERTS, AND FESTIVALS;

    (e) Representing or managing creative and PERFORMING ARTISTS, ATHLETES, ENTERTAINERS, or other public figures;

    (f) The preservation and EXHIBITION OF OBJECTS of historical, cultural, or educational value

     (g) The preservation and EXHIBITION OF SITES, BUILDINGS, FORTS, or communities that describe events or persons of particular historical Interest;

     (h)The preservation and EXHIBITION OF live plant or animal life displays;

     (i)The preservation and EXHIBITION OF natural areas or settings;

     (j)Operating an AMUSEMENT PARK, THEME PARK, WATER PARK, or similar facility;

     (k) Operating an AMUSEMENT ARCADE OR PARLOR, INCLUDING A BILLIARDS PARLOR;

     (l) Operating A GOLF COURSE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC;

     (m)Operating a DRIVING RANGE OR MINIATURE GOLF FACILITY;

     (n)Operating a DOWNHILL OR CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING AREA, INCLUDING OPERATING EQUIPMENT SUCH AS SKI LIFTS AND TOWS;

     (o) Acting as A TRAVEL AGENT OR TOUR OPERATOR taxable under RCW 82.04.260(5);

     (p) Engaging in the business of OPERATING CONTESTS OF CHANCE taxable under RCW 82.04.285;

     (q) OPERATING A “MARINA,” WHICH MEANS PROVIDING DOCKING OR STORAGE FACILITIES PRIMARILY OR EXCLUSIVELY FOR PLEASURE CRAFT OWNERS, WITH OR WITHOUT ANY RELATED ACTIVITIES, SUCH AS RETAILING FUEL AND MARINE SUPPLIES, AND REPAIRING, MAINTAINING, OR RENTING PLEASURE CRAFT.

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    THE PURPOSE OF THIS NEW WA STATE  “FEE” FOR ALL ON BUSINESS’S?

    THE PURPOSE OF THIS ACT IS TO ESTABLISH THE FRAMEWORK AND FUNDING FOR A STATEWIDE TOURISM MARKETING PROGRAM. 2SSB 5916 to have a structure that includes significant, stable, LONG-TERM FUNDING, and it should be implemented and managed by the tourism industry.

    THE SOURCE OF FUNDS SHOULD BE FROM MAJOR SECTORS OF THE TOURISM INDUSTRY WITH GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE IN COLLECTING THESE FUNDS IMPLEMENTED IN AN EXPEDITIOUS MANNER BY TOURISM PROFESSIONALS IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR.

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    SENATE BILL 5916 FUNDING FOR A STATEWIDE TOURISM MARKETING PROGRAM?

     

    BASED ON THE “MYTH” OF CLALLAM COUNTY INCREASED TOURISM?

    IS A widely held but MISTAKEN belief,
    IT IS Something that is fictitious or NONEXISTENT, but whose existence is widely believed in.
    IT IS A set of idealized or glamorized ideas and stories surrounding a particular phenomenon or CONCEPT.

    Behind My Back | Clallam County $$$ Prospectus

    www.behindmyback.org/2013/05/19/clallam-county-prospectus/

    May 19, 2013 – THE “MYTH” OF CLALLAM COUNTY INCREASED TOURISM When GAS and FERRY cost is OVER $100.

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    Senate Bill 5916: Enacting the tourism marketing act
    Substitute offered in the Senate on April 2, 2015, replaces the North American Industry Classification System codes with specific descriptions of the businesses that comprise the tourism sectors that will be assessed annual fees.
    http://www.washingtonvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=168233

    AN ACT Relating to tourism marketing; reenacting and amending RCW 43.79A.040; adding a new section to chapter 82.04 RCW; adding a new section to chapter 44.28 RCW; adding a new chapter to Title 43 RCW; adding a new chapter to Title 82 RCW; providing an effective date; providing an expiration date; and declaring an emergency.

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    IT’S COMPLICATED, YOU HAVE TO READ IT TO BELIEVE IT.

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    BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:

    NEW SECTION.

    Sec. 1. FINDINGS

    PURPOSE. (1)The legislature finds that the tourism industry is the fourth largest economic sector in the state of Washington. Since 2011 there have been no general funds committed to statewide tourism marketing and Washington is the only state without a state tourism office. Before 2011, the amount of funds appropriated to statewide tourism marketing were not significant and in fact, Washington ranked forty-eighth in state tourism funding. Washington has significant attractions and activities for tourists, including many natural outdoor assets that draw visitors to mountains, waterways, parks, and open spaces. THERE SHOULD BE A PROGRAM TO PUBLICIZE THESE ASSETS AND ACTIVITIES THAT IS IMPLEMENTED IN AN EXPEDITIOUS MANNER BY TOURISM PROFESSIONALS IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR.

    (2) The purpose of this act is to establish the framework and FUNDING FOR A STATEWIDE TOURISM MARKETING PROGRAM. The program needs S-2906.2

    SECOND SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL 5916

    State of Washington

    64th Legislature

    2015 Regular Session

    By Senate Ways & Means (originally sponsored by Senators Brown,

    Chase, Angel, Kohl-Welles, Hatfield, Benton, and McAuliffe)

    READ FIRST TIME 04/02/15.

    p. 1 2SSB 5916 to have a structure that includes significant, stable, long-term funding, and it should be implemented and managed by the tourism industry.

    The source of funds should be from major sectors of the tourism industry WITH GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE IN COLLECTING THESE FUNDS and providing accountability for their expenditure.

    THE FEES AND CHARGES IMPOSED IN THIS CHAPTER WILL BRING DIRECT BENEFITS TO THOSE PAYING THE FEES AND CHARGES BY BRINGING MORE TOURISTS INTO THE STATE WHO WILL PATRONIZE THE PARTICIPATING BUSINESSES.

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    The bottom line

    REMEMBER THIS NEW WA STATE  “FEE” FOR ALL PRIVATE BUSINESS’S IS NOT A TAX

    It’s just another RUSE  by WA State Legislators to take more local money from our local business’s, remove more money from our local economy  and GIVE IT TO THE WE’S WHO WANT

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    Behind My Back | Fee Fie Foe Fum

    www.behindmyback.org/2013/10/26/fee-fie-foe-fum/

    Oct 26, 2013 – “Fee-fifofum” is the first line of a historical quatrain famous for its use in the classic English fairy … http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fee-fie-foe-fum.

    REMEMBER A “FEE” IS NOT A TAX
    AND, A TOLL IS JUST A FEE
    AND, A SERVICE IS JUST ANOTHER FEE
    AND, A CHARGE IS JUST ANOTHER FEE
    AND, A FARE IS JUST ANOTHER FEE

    FEE FEE FIE FIE FOE FOE FUM…..