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  • WSDOT is Planning the New Elwha Bridge

    WSDOT is Planning The New Elwha Bridge

    Replacing the  Elwha River Bridge is a “Federal” top down government issue.

    I emailed my Mar 9, 2017 comment to the elected that should be concerned?   And others that are genuinely concerned.

    WSDOT is working now on (option #7)  bridge design, environmental issues, land acquisition, permitting and programming. MAR 3, 2017.

    WSDOT is ONLY planning the “Transportation” future of Clallam County’s  lifeline of highway 101.

    I saw the new proposed option #7 bridge design on Mar 7, 2017, and I immediately saw the possibilities for CLALLAM COUNTY’S ECONOMIC  FUTURE LIFELINE OF TOURISM.

    The bad news  on Mar 7, 2017?  I was informed that  there has been NO planning, cooperation or coordination between WSDOT and Clallam County elected officials on the New Elwha Bridge. period

    Someone suggested that I go to a Commissioners meeting, and give them my two (2) minutes worth.

    This is not a bottom up government issue, this is a top down government issue.

    “Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.”

    So as a concerned Clallam County citizen I posted this on my website.

    The New Elwha Bridge and Rest Stop?

    Posted on March 9, 2017 10:29 am by Pearl Rains Hewett Comment

    The New Elwha Bridge and Rest Stop? The possibilities are endless

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    Indeed, Replacing the  Elwha River Bridge is a “Federal” top down government issue. I emailed my comment to the elected that should be concerned?   And others that are genuinely concerned

    WA State’s elected Federal Rep. Derek Kilmer and his new local rep.

    WA State elected Reps Steve Tharinger, Kevin Van DeWege, and Mike Chapman.

    Clallam County elected Commissioners, Mark Mosias, Bill Peach and Randy Johnson, and, elected DCD director Mary Ellen Winborn.

    I sent it to WSDOT as a public comment

    I sent it  ONP Brian Winters project manager for the Dam Removals. As an informed Clallam County citizen there is also the issue of Federal accountability, responsibility, restoration for the irreparable destruction of the bridge caused by the removal of the Elwha River Dams and the tribes manmade log jams upriver from the bridge.

    Behind My Back | Battered by Dam Removal – Elwha Bridge

    www.behindmyback.org/2017/01/…/battered-by-dam-removal-elwha-bridge-destroye…

    Jan 11, 2017 – Battered by Dam Removal Elwha Bridge Destroyed A DAM TRAGEDY THE ELWHA RIVER BRIDGE MARCH 11, 2016 Andy Ritchie, project …

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    And the cost of replacing the Battered Elwha River Bridge is only $29.5 million dollars of tax payers money.

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    A DAM TRAGEDY THE ELWHA RIVER BRIDGE

    The feds removed the Elwha River Dams. The Tribes got what they wanted for the fish, the Feds financed the removal of the Elwha River Dams with citizens taxpayer money. When the feds removed the dams, the citizens of Clallam County were the biggest losers. Citizens  lost their clean inexpensive hydro electric power producing dams, flood protection, and water storage for drought.

    The tribes were allowed by the feds to install huge manmade log jams for the fish on the Elwha River inside the Olympic National Park.

    During subsequent  flooding events, Nov 17, 2015, a devastating flood event occurred, the 300,000 public tourists and  private land Inholders  access road to Olympic National Park was lost, Gated by the ONP.

    During subsequent  flooding events the huge logs from the tribes manmade log jams became battering rams that destroyed public and Inholder campground recreational facilities. And, eventually battered and destroyed the Elwha River Bridge.

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    Restitution from  the federal government to the citizens of Clallam County for the financial loss incurred by the removal of the Elwha River Dams, is long overdue.

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     March 7, 2017  After looking at the WSDOT plans for the New Elwha Bridge and the  importance of Norm’s Resort property plus the WDFW boat launch property combined is nearly 50 acres of previously developed recreational land.

    The importance to the citizens of Clallam County, the economic necessity for tourism, Indeed, the possibilities and opportunity for a Clallam County rest stop, picnic area, a river walk on both sides of the Elwha River, that could provide another new Clallam County Recreational Park.

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    WSDOT is planning Clallam County’s transportation future. period

     The limited opportunities to get the rest area/river walk/picnic area/camping area idea in front of WSDOT in support of coordinated planning with the Clallam County Board of commissioners, prompted the posting on my website.

    The New Elwha Bridge and Rest Stop?

    Clallam County elected representatives should be in position “NOW”  to plan the Economic future of its citizens with WSDOT so they can do something about it “NOW”

     “Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.”

    How important is Clallam County’s economy

    Mar 12,2017 I called our local newspaper  PDN and  and radio station KONP

    They have access to my comment “The New Elwha Bridge and Rest Stop?”

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    I was reminded, that there is public tourist recreational access on the Elwha River

    The Highway 112  The Elwha River Trail bridge.   This segment of ODT starts with a crossing of the Elwha River on a new 586 ft trail bridge suspended 70 ft above the river underneath the auto deck. with views of the river and flood plain below.

    INDEED, THE ODT A CYCLING DREAM COME TRUE

    ATTRACTION: MOUNTAIN BIKE ENTHUSIASTS

    MAY YOU BE YOUNG ENOUGH AND FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO RIDE THE DREAM!

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    PUBLIC RECREATIONAL ACCESS TO ELWHA RIVER PUBLIC FACILITIES

    TO THE EXCLUSION OF OTHERS THAT ARE TOO OLD, DISABLED AND HAVE  LESS INCOME?

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    The New Elwha Bridge and Norm’s Resort

    Who’s Norm?  What’s he got to do with it?

    IN 1979  Norm’s Resort on the Elwha River gave free public recreational access on ten or more acres of private land.

    Norm’s Resort  was at the intersection of the Highway 101 Elwha River Bridge and the defunct Olympic Hot Springs Road.

    As a  witness with living memory of what Norm’s Resort provided to our community

    Norm’s Resort provided “we the people”  and tourists with free public access,  a peaceful walk on the banks of the Elwha River under towering trees, fishing holes to fish in, a store, cabins, picnic area and rental boats.

    What a store it was… a very public establishment with very friendly people, food, snacks and then there was the fishing tackle.

    How do I know all this stuff about NORM’S RESORT?  because it was personal.

    In 1979, my two teenage sons and i spent an entire summer at our family Elwha River. “Inholders” recreational property inside the Olympic National Park,  accessed using the Olympic Hot Springs Road.

    The boys spent half of their time fly fishing, and the other half of their time walking 3 miles on the Olympic Hot Springs Road (one way) down to NORM’S RESORT to replenish their mosquito flies.

    The old guys met, drank coffee, socialized and even spent their time to teach my boys how to play “Ship Captain and Crew”

    NORM’S RESORT  was the go to Place. And it was very busy.

    Got tourists? Need fishing gear? Got milk? Need groceries?

    Indeed, in 1979 Clallam County had millions of tourist and our city and county flourished.

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    i could stop at this point because it’s personal, But I won’t because IT IS PERSONAL

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    Later in the early 1980’s, Norm’s Resort provided their  boats to the Clallam County  Law Enforcement Explorer Post.( LEEP’S)  for search and rescue.

    As a  witness with living memory of  what NORM’S RESORT PROVIDED TO OUR COMMUNITY

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    A drunk driver missed the curve at the Elwha River bridge on highway 101.

    Directly in front of NORM’S RESORT, the truck flipped upside down as it plunged into the river

    A  young woman was thrown from the truck and missing in the Elwha River.

    The response was Clallam County search and rescue, the Sheriff’s Dept. dive team, Reserve’s and The Law Enforcement Explorer Post.( LEEP’S) and an advisor (Pearl Hewett).

    NORM volunteered his small rental row boats to The Law Enforcement Explorer Post.

    ( LEEP’S) SEARCH AND RESCUE TEENAGERS and an advisor (Pearl Hewett) so they could search for young woman.

    The Sheriff’s Dept. dive team gave up their search and left.

    With due diligence and perseverance the  ( LEEP’S) SEARCH AND RESCUE TEENAGERS and an advisor (Pearl Hewett) continued the search up and down the river in the NORM’S RESORT small rental row boats.

    That afternoon a 14 year old member of the LEEP and an advisor (Pearl Hewett) found  the body of the young woman, pinned underwater in a log jam, on an island in the middle of the Elwha River.

    (I could stop at this point)

    But, I won’t…. It was a traumatic incident for both the 14 year old and myself.

    Our boat came to rest in the log jam directly over her body, her lost wooden clog was above her,  an unbearable  view of her.  The 14 year old boy jumped up to get out of the boat, I made him sit down, he said he was going to be sick.

    The Elwha River was roaring so loudly it took us over a half an hour of yelling to attract the attention of someone one the east bank. (no cell phones back then)

    Using hand gestures we indicated that we had found her body.

    We sat in the boat and waited. while another teenage  LEEP ran up to Norm’s store and called the Sheriffs Dept.

    We sat in the boat and waited  until the Sheriff Dept Dive team arrived.

    We sat in the boat and watched as the Dive team tied off her body so it would not  be washed downstream.

    We sat in the boat and watched as she was pulled across the river and laid face down in a sheriff’s Dept. boat.

    Traumatic? face down? because rigor had her knees bent and set at a 90 degree angle ….and the purple socks she was wearing….

    THE PDN REPORTED on the incident

    WITH NO MENTION OF THE PART THE TEENAGE  LAW ENFORCEMENT EXPLORER POST.( LEEP’S) PLAYED in finding and recovering.

    Indeed, the destruction of NORM’S RESORT is personal.

    AND NOW 2017 ?  use the same worst case scenario?

    A drowning recovery on the Elwha River without Norm’s Resort and his small rental boats?

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    Yep… It’s Personal…

    IN 1979 WE HAD FREE ACCESS TO ELWHA RIVER  RECREATION ON PRIVATE LAND

    IN 2013 REQUESTS WERE MADE IN PUBLIC COMMENTS ON THE SHORELINE MANAGEMENT UPDATE (SMP)

    REQUESTING, THAT THE NEARLY 50 ACRES IN U.S.A. LIMBO LAND, SHOULD BE GIVEN TO CLALLAM COUNTY FOR PUBLIC ACCESS.

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    MAR 3, 2017 ENGINEERS ARE LOOKING AT BUILDING A 36-FOOT-WIDE BRIDGE WITH 12-FOOT LANES FOR VEHICLES AND 6-FOOT PEDESTRIAN LANES, WYNANDS SAID.

    MAR 9, 2017 I posted, The New Elwha Bridge and Rest Stop? The possibilities are endless

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    March 13, 2017 Rep Derek Kilmer’s News Letter….

    Subject: Helping Those in Need

    Kilmer’s bottom line,  PLEASE DON’T HESITATE TO HOLLER IF I CAN BE OF ASSISTANCE.

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    MARCH 14, 2017,  I  post another comment first

    “WSDOT is Planning The New Elwha Bridge”

    Then, I email my comment to the elected that should be concerned?  

    And others that are genuinely concerned.

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    HELLO REPRESENTATIVE DEREK KILMER…..

     I AM REQUESTING THAT THE NEARLY  50 ACRES OF HISTORIC PUBLIC RECREATIONAL IN CLALLAM COUNTY, OWNED BY THE U.S.A. IN LIMBO LAND,   BE GIVEN BACK TO THE CLALLAM COUNTY etal.,  ELECTED COMMISSIONERS FOR THE ECONOMIC RECOVER OF TOURISM.

    Other opportunities,  I encourage anyone interested, from the public side of this equation, to send a comment to your elected federal state representative, a comment for WSDOT

    And, a note of support, for the idea to the Clallam County Board of commissioners.

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    Department of Transportation designing new Elwha River bridge for …

    www.peninsuladailynews.com/news/department-of-transportation-designing-new-elw…

    Mar 3, 2017 – Department of Transportation designing new Elwha River bridge for … after funding and permitting the new bridge, plans would likely move …

    The public overwhelmingly told DOT it should replace the bridge and put it on a new alignment. The cities of Forks and Port Angeles, Clallam County and the Port of Port Angeles also urged DOT to build on a new alignment.

    DOT is working now on bridge design, environmental issues, land acquisition, permitting and programming, Wynands said.

    ENGINEERS ARE LOOKING AT BUILDING A 36-FOOT-WIDE BRIDGE WITH 12-FOOT LANES FOR VEHICLES AND 6-FOOT PEDESTRIAN LANES, HE SAID.

    He said the hope is DOT will acquire funding during this legislative session. DOT has submitted its budget and requested about $29.5 million, he said.


  • Trump Picks Ryan Zinke to Head the DOI?

    Yep, Trump Picked Ryan Zinke to Head the DOI

    ZINKI’S  IDEA OF HIS DUTY AS THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR AS  SECRETARY IS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE A BROAD CONSENSUS ON WHAT WE’RE DOING

    ZINKE IS A RELATIVE POLITICAL NEWCOMER IN WASHINGTON AND TO POLITICS GENERALLY. DURING HIS SHORT TENURE AS A STATE LAWMAKER IN MONTANA, HE DEVELOPED A REPUTATION AS A “MODERATE” ON SOME ISSUES.

    ODDLY ENOUGH, AS A POLITICAL NEWCOMER, ZINKE HAS AN EXTENSIVE VOCABULARY OF THE LIBERAL POLITICO ESTABLISHMENTS KEY BUZZ WORDS.

    ZINKI’S TOP PRIORITIES WOULD BE TO GIVE LOCAL LAND MANAGERS AND RANGERS MORE FLEXIBILITY IN LAND MANAGEMENT DECISIONS

    REALLY, START COOLING OFF TENSION OVER LAND USE

    AFTER ABOUT FOUR HOURS OF QUESTIONING  AND COMMENTS  DURING . REP. RYAN ZINKE CONFIRMATION HEARING BEFORE THE SENATE ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE TUESDAY

    IT’S ALREADY CLEAR THERE COULD BE SOME FRICTION BETWEEN AN INTERIOR SECRETARY ZINKE AND SOME REPUBLICANS IN CONGRESS ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO SPENDING.

    AND REALLY, ZINKE  PROMISES TO BRING A TEDDY ROOSEVELT-STYLE APPROACH TO MANAGING FEDERAL PUBLIC LANDS?

    ZINKE  WENT ON TO SAY THAT HE THOUGHT THE COUNTRY HAS BENEFITED GREATLY FROM A LOT OF NATIONAL MONUMENT DESIGNATIONS, INCLUDING IN HIS HOME STATE OF MONTANA.

    ZINKE HINTED AT THE HEARING THAT ONE PRIORITY IN AN EXPECTED TRUMP-BACKED INFRASTRUCTURE BILL WILL BE TO ADDRESS A $12 BILLION BACKLOG IN MAINTENANCE AT NATIONAL PARKS.

    ZINKE HINTED? THAT  $12,000,000,000.00 BILLION DOLLAR NATIONAL PARK SERVICE (NPS) BACKLOG FOR MAINTENANCE WOULD BE  A PRIORITY FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP?

    PRESIDENT TRUMP WOULD HAVE A RED FLAG PRIORITY ON ANYTHING WITH  $12,000,000,000.00 BILLION DOLLAR AMOUNT ATTACHED TO IT.

    $12,000,000,000.00 BILLION DOLLARS IS THE LOW ESTIMATE FOR BUILDING THE WALL.

    MY CONSIDERED OPINION IS THAT RYAN ZINKE WOULD SUCK AS THE SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR.

    WITH ALL DUE RESPECT, NOT ONLY  DO I  QUESTION, I STRENOUSLY OBJECT TO PRESIDENT TRUMP’S PICK REP. RYAN ZINKE, R-MONT TO HEAD THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR (DOI)

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    This is the hierarchy of power that  President Trump would be giving to Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Mont. by appointment.

     A MAN WHO’S  IDEA OF HIS DUTY AS THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR SECRETARY IS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE A BROAD CONSENSUS ON WHAT WE’RE DOING

      The Department of the Interior Organizational Chart

    This is the classification of things according to relative importance or inclusiveness.

    Interior Organizational Chart

    Interior Organization Chart

    Trump Pick To Head Interior Department Says Climate Change Is Not …

    www.npr.org/…/trumppick-to-head-interior-department-says-climate-change-is-not-a…

    Jan 17, 2017 – Why would President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to head the U.S. Department of Interior, Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Mont

    LOL  RYAN ZINKE,  SAYS “WE ALL LOVE OUR PUBLIC LANDS, AND THE DUTY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR AS A SECRETARY IS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE A BROAD CONSENSUS ON WHAT WE’RE DOING..

    Indeed, I would be speechless, if I did not have this website

    JUST SAYING. JUST ASKING? WHO IS THIS GUY?

     I’VE NEVER HEARD OF RYAN ZINKE. PERIOD WHO VETTED HIM?

    THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR (DOI) IS A MESS, AND ITS AGENCIES ARE A MESS, LIKE THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE (NPS) AND THE BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT (BLM) IS A BLOODY MESS,  THE DOI HAS MORE THAN CONTROL OF PUBLIC LAND, WITH A COMBINED CONTROL OF HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF ACRES OF PUBLIC LANDS, MOSTLY IN THE WEST.

    AS PRESIDENT TRUMP WOULD SAY “WHAT A MESS”.

    THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR (DOI) IS A MESS

    During the Obama administration, fights over control of federal land boiled over into armed standoffs led by rancher Cliven Bundy and his sons in Nevada and Oregon.

    And, During the Obama administration, fights over control of federal land boiled over again on January 2, 2016, armed militants seized the headquarters of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Harney County Oregon

    On January 26, 2016 Robert “LaVoy” Finicum,  was shot three times in the back by two OSP officers.

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    IT’S ALREADY CLEAR THERE COULD BE SOME FRICTION BETWEEN AN INTERIOR SECRETARY ZINKE AND some Republicans in Congress especially when it comes to spending.

    Certainly, President Trump is aware of the abuse of power by Obama’s  appointed interior secretary of Department of the Interior (DOI)

    The abuse of power by the DOI has been historically documented, and was crystal clear to America’s taxpaying citizens and voters long before  Trump formally announced his candidacy on June 16, 2015.

    HISTORICALLY DOCUMENTED THE  DOI ABUSE OF POWER, UNDER THE BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT  (BLM) ” THE SAGEBRUSH REBELLION”  THAT STARTED IN 1970 AND THE BLM STANDOFF ARMED WITH THE BUNDY’S

    2014, ‘IF THINGS DON’T CHANGE, IT’S NOT LONG BEFORE SHOTS WILL BE FIRED,’ LYMAN SAID, JOINING OTHER CONSERVATIVE LAWMAKERS SUCH AS CHAFFETZ IN WARNING OF VIOLENCE

    IF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DIDN’T REIN IN THE BLM.

    AND, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DID NOT REIN IN THE BLM.

    On January 26, 2016 Robert “LaVoy” Finicum,  was shot three times in the back by two OSP officers.

    Behind My Back | Shooting him three times in the back

    www.behindmyback.org/2016/03/09/4775/

    Mar 9, 2016 – Shooting him three times in the back. Shooting death of LaVoy Finicum justified, necessary, prosecutor says shows that the three fatal shots …

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    SO, Why did President Trump pick Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Mont to  head the U.S. Department of Interior? to clean up the huge mess?

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    MAY 4, 2014 The Department of the Interior(DOI)  

    Behind My Back | Dept. of Interior Deterioration

    www.behindmyback.org/2014/05/04/dept-of-interiordeterioration/

    MAY 4, 2014“We the people” don’t have to look very far down the US. Government chain of command to pin point the cause of THE DETERIORATION of the … DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

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    HISTORICALLY DOCUMENTED THE  DOI ABUSE OF POWER, UNDER THE BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT  (BLM) ” THE SAGEBRUSH REBELLION”  THAT STARTED IN 1970

    PATRIOTIC AMERICAN CITIZENS CALL THEM “LAND GRABS”

    THE SAGEBRUSH REBELLION was a movement during the 1970s and 1980s that sought major changes to federal land control, use and disposal policy in the American West where, in 13 western states, federal land holdings include between 20% and 85% of a state’s area.

    YEP, PATRIOTIC AMERICAN CITIZENS CALL THEM, DOI BLM “LAND GRABS” IT GOT SO WILD IT WAS NAMED THE WILD OLYMPIC SCAM, BY HOOK OR BY CROOKS OR BY OBAMA’S EXECUTIVE ORDERS

    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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    A sequel to a 1970s movement that sought a state takeover ( LAND GRABS) of federal public lands.

    Behind My Back | The Sagebrush Rebellion

    www.behindmyback.org/2014/04/14/the-sagebrushrebellion/

    Apr 14, 2014 – This 20th-century conflict, known as the Sagebrush Rebellion, pits ranchers, loggers, miners and others against Washington bureaucrats in a …

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    THE BLM LAND GRAB

    In May 2014, in Texas, militias and their allies came to protest a BLM survey of more than 90,000 acres along the Red River, fearing the federal government was planning a land grab.”

    ‘If things don’t change, it’s not long before shots will be fired,’ Lyman said, joining other conservative lawmakers such as Chaffetz in warning of violence if the federal government didn’t rein in the BLM.

    ‘We can avoid it. But it’s not going to be by the people changing their attitudes and accepting more intrusion into their lives. IT’S GOING TO BE BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ACKNOWLEDGING PEOPLE’S FREEDOM.’‘It is impossible to overstate the importance of the victory won in the desert today, “The feds were routed—routed. There is no word that applies. Courage is contagious, defiance is contagious, victory is contagious. Yet the war is not over.’”

    JAN 30, 2017 WHILE THE STANDOFF AT THE BUNDY RANCH IN CLARK COUNTY, NEVADA, HAS FADED AND THE SHOOTING DEATH OF LAVOY FINICUM HAS FADED FROM THE  LIBERAL  PUBLIC NEWS  MEDIA HEADLINES.

    DONALD J. TRUMP IS THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

    Update  Jan 29, 2017 Robert “LaVoy” Finicum

    (GO TO THE ARTICLE LINK HERE)

    http://redoubtnews.com/2017/01/29/meeting-never-happened-john-day/

    Their intent is to meet President Donald Trump and present him with a letter requesting the pardon of local ranchers, Dwight and Steven Hammond.

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    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

    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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    Jan 30, 2017 Updated to reflect…

    DONALD J. TRUMP IS THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

    As, President of the United States, Trump shall seriously affect the transfer of ownership and return control of public lands back to western states, like Oregon, as critical to our survival.

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    Trump Jr Human Toll Issues – WA DC Edicts

    Posted on June 11, 2016 9:18 am by Pearl Rains Hewett Comment

    Donald Trump Jr has been informed of the issues.

    Toni Webb’s  issues are…  THE SOCIAL, ECONOMIC CATASTROPHE CAUSED BY FEDERAL CONTROL IN JOSEPHINE COUNTY OREGON

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    February 13, 2016

    Toni Webb meets with Donald Trump Jr to discuss Timber Issues and Land Ownership.

    The bottom line from Toni…

    Jan 30, 2017 Updated to reflect…

    Donald Trump Jr was informed of the issues.

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    DONALD J. TRUMP IS THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

    I have no doubt President Donald Trump will  transfer our lands from federal mismanagement. He has assured us, he will prevent further loss and reverse the losses that have plunged our county into poverty..

    INDEED,  PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP SHALL MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, AND HELP US HELP OURSELVES.

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    http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/01/17/510335071/trump-pick-to-head-interior-department-says-climate-change-is-not-a-hoax

    The bottom line

    MY CONSIDERED OPINION IS THAT RYAN ZINKE WOULD “SUCK” AS THE SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR.

    WITH ALL DUE RESPECT, NOT ONLY  DO I  QUESTION, I STRENUOUSLY OBJECT TO PRESIDENT TRUMP’S PICK REP. RYAN ZINKE, R-MONT TO HEAD THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR (DOI) TO CLEAN UP THE HUGE (DOI) MESS


  • FEMA-NFIP $20 Billion Dollar Obama Mess

    NFIP IS SCHEDULED FOR CONGRESSIONAL REAUTHORIZATION IN 2017

    The US National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) IS NOW $20 BILLION DOLLARS IN DEBT.

    ANOTHER OBAMA ADMINISTRATION $20 BILLION DOLLAR FINANCIAL DISASTER FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP AND CONGRESS TO CLEAN UP.

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    The bottom line

    California has unparalleled expertise and a culture of “PROGRESSIVE” solutions for managing its flood risk;

     California also has unique needs and intense pressures looking forward.

    ALL THINGS CONSIDERED, CALIFORNIANS  MIGHT WANT TO TAKE A CAREFUL LOOK AT THEIR “PROGRESSIVE” PLACE IN THE FOOD CHAIN UNDER THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION AND REPUBLICAN CONGRESS.

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    California, Flood Risk, and the National Flood Insurance Program …

    https://californiawaterblog.com/…/californiaflood-risk-and-the-national-floodinsura

    DEC 14, 2016 – The US National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is an imperfect framework … Since 1994, NFIP damage payouts in California have totaled just 14% of … annual policies since 1994, and records of properties with multiple payouts … Statewide, roughly 7 million people and $580 billion in buildings, public …

    The US National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) IS NOW $20 BILLION DOLLARS IN DEBT. The last time I researched NFIP  circa 2012, it was $18 BILLION DOLLARS UNDERWATER.

    NFIP IS SCHEDULED FOR CONGRESSIONAL REAUTHORIZATION IN 2017

    ANOTHER OBAMA ADMINISTRATION MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR DISASTER FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP AND CONGRESS TO CLEAN UP.

    AND WITH A CHALLENGING CONGRESSIONAL REAUTHORIZATION DISCUSSION LOOMING IN 2017 – WE RECOMMEND A CAREFUL LOOK AT CALIFORNIA’S PLACE IN THE NFIP.  IN PARTICULAR, CALIFORNIA SHOULD NOW EXPLORE A STATE FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM, WITH SAVINGS INVESTED IN LONG-TERM RISK REDUCTION.

    NFIP IS SCHEDULED FOR CONGRESSIONAL REAUTHORIZATION IN 2017, and this debate promises to be lively.  The Natural Hazards Research and Mitigation Group at UC Davis has been analyzing NFIP DATABASES, EXAMINING PATTERNS OVER THE HISTORY OF THE PROGRAM AND FOCUSING ON FLOOD LOSSES AND FLOOD INSURANCE, PARTICULARLY IN CALIFORNIA. (the sanctuary state?)

    California’s Flood Future – California Department of Water Resources

    www.water.ca.gov › Flood Topics › FloodSAFE California › Newsletters

    As part of the public comment period for California’s Flood Future, DWR and USACE … In addition to tragic loss of life, flooding in California can have a serious …

    Key findings from California’s Flood Future include:

    • CALIFORNIA IS AT CATASTROPHIC RISK FOR DEVASTATING FLOODS.California’s diverse geography contributes to the state’s significant flood risk. In many regions, peak flows — the largest volume of water flowing per second through a water system — occur in a very short time frame, which spells disaster.
    • Flooding is a statewide problem. Every California county has experienced a federally declared flood disaster in the past 20 years. Counties with relatively low risk for a major flood event would be impacted by the results of a catastrophic flood elsewhere in the state, when employment centers, transportation facilities, utilities and the economy are affected.
    • THE IMPACTS OF A MAJOR FLOOD WOULD BE DEVASTATING TO CALIFORNIA AND TO THE NATION.In addition to tragic loss of life, flooding in California can have a serious impact on its economy and environmental resources. A major flood in California, which has one of the world’s largest economies, will have an unprecedented impact on the national economy as well. With many more people and structures per square mile in California’s urban areas, the state would likely see much higher recovery costs from a major flood than the $110 billion that has been spent on recovery from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita or the $60 billion that has been appropriated for recovery from Superstorm Sandy.
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    California, Flood Risk, and the National Flood Insurance Program …

    https://californiawaterblog.com/…/californiaflood-risk-and-the-national-floodinsura

    DEC 14, 2016 – The US National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is an imperfect framework … Since 1994, NFIP damage payouts in California have totaled just 14% of … annual policies since 1994, and records of properties with multiple payouts … Statewide, roughly 7 million people and $580 billion in buildings, public …

    by Nicholas Pinter, Rui Hui, and Kathy Schaefer

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

    The US National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is an imperfect framework for reducing flood losses, but currently the best we’ve got

    NFIP IS SCHEDULED FOR CONGRESSIONAL REAUTHORIZATION IN 2017, and this debate promises to be lively. 

    The Natural Hazards Research and Mitigation Group at UC Davis has been analyzing NFIP DATABASES, EXAMINING PATTERNS OVER THE HISTORY OF THE PROGRAM AND FOCUSING ON FLOOD LOSSES AND FLOOD INSURANCE, PARTICULARLY IN CALIFORNIA.

    Over the history of NFIP, California is one of a few states that has – through dry years and wet – received only a small fraction of payments from NFIP compared to the premiums it has paid in.  Since 1994, NFIP damage payouts in California have totaled just 14% of premiums collected (compared to 560% for the biggest recipient state, Mississippi).  For California, this imbalance exceeds $3 billion (2015 dollars) over 21 years, funds that could have been invested in risk-reduction, floodplain management, and reduced premiums.

    California has unparalleled expertise and a culture of progressive solutions for managing its flood risk; the state also has unique needs and intense pressures looking forward.

    WITH THE US NFIP FACING AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE – >$20 BILLION IN DEBT,

    AND WITH A CHALLENGING CONGRESSIONAL REAUTHORIZATION DISCUSSION LOOMING IN 2017 –we recommend a careful look at California’s place in the NFIP.

    In particular, CALIFORNIA SHOULD NOW EXPLORE A STATE FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM, WITH SAVINGS INVESTED IN LONG-TERM RISK REDUCTION.  Properly implemented, a state-based insurance program and proactive flood mitigation strategies could synergistically benefit the environment, agriculture, recreation, and water resources. 

    THIS APPROACH HAS MAJOR CHALLENGES, WITH IMPLICATIONS BOTH FOR CALIFORNIA AND NATIONWIDE THAT SHOULD BE EXPLORED.

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    LOOKS LIKE CALIFORNIA WILL NEED SOME FEDERAL ASSISTANCE?

    PHOTOS: Major January storm sweeps across Bay Area | abc7news …

    abc7news.com/weather/photosmajorjanuarystormsweepsacrossbayarea/1692140/
    3 days ago – A major storm soaked the Bay Area in January giving us major rain totals and some damage from wind and flooding along the way. Share your …
    Flooding in Sonoma County causes citizens to band together.
    PHOTOS: Major January storm sweeps across Bay Area

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    California storm floods: Mapping the impact across Northern California

    sf.curbed.com/maps/californiafloods-storm-damage-map

    2 days ago – The back-to-back storms that pummeled California since last weekend … has brought MAJOR FLOODING AND DAMAGE TO PARTS OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA.

    CALIFORNIA IS AT CATASTROPHIC RISK FOR DEVASTATING FLOODS.

    PRESIDENT TRUMP CONGRESSIONAL REAUTHORIZATION OF THE The US National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) FUNDING LOOMING IN 2017

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    The bottom line

    California has unparalleled expertise and a culture of “PROGRESSIVE” solutions for managing its flood risk;

     California also has unique needs and intense pressures looking forward.

    ALL THINGS CONSIDERED, CALIFORNIANS  MIGHT WANT TO TAKE A CAREFUL LOOK AT THEIR “PROGRESSIVE” PLACE IN THE FOOD CHAIN UNDER THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION AND REPUBLICAN CONGRESS.

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    California is a state with many sanctuary cities and basically the entire …

    sanctuarycities.info/sanctuary_state_california.htm

    CALIFORNIA HAS A HUGE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT POPULATION

    and their presence is both condoned but also encouraged by many. Their labor is used by landscapers, …

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    ‘Sanctuary California’ Faces Bankruptcy if Trump Withholds Funds

    www.breitbart.com/california/…/sanctuarycalifornia-faces-immigration-defunding-ba…

    Nov 26, 2016 – Although Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti warned President-elect Trump that defunding Sanctuary Cities would cause “social, economic and …


  • Battered by Dam Removal – Elwha Bridge

    Battered by Dam Removal Elwha Bridge Destroyed

    A DAM TRAGEDY THE ELWHA RIVER BRIDGE

    MARCH 11, 2016

    Andy Ritchie, project hydrologist with the National Park Service at Olympic National Park, EXPLAINED THAT DAM REMOVAL HAS ALLOWED THE RIVER NOT ONLY TO RUN FREE, BUT TO GATHER WOOD, SEDIMENT AND ROCK FROM ITS WATERSHED — TOOLS WITH WHICH IT IS REWORKING ITS CHANNEL.

    THE ELWHA IS MUSCLING BACK AND FORTH, “BATTERING” ITS BANKS WITH ENTIRE TREES IT CHEWS DOWN, and building massive jams of logs. “It’s alive,” Ritchie said.

    ENJOY THIS PICTURE OF WHAT’S BATTERED AND WHAT’S IS BATTERING


    US 101 Elwha River Bridge

    A logging truck makes its way across the U.S. 101 bridge over the Elwha River last week. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

    A logging truck makes its way across the U.S. 101 bridge over the Elwha River last week. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News) DEC 30, 2016

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    What’s wrong with these pictures?

    US 101 Elwha River Bridge WSDOT website

    US 101 Elwha River Bridge

    MISLEADING PICTURE?

    MISLEADING PICTURE?
    Replacement is preferred option for Elwha River bridge. by Associated Press. Sunday, December 25th 2016. Photo shows the Highway 101 bridge over the …

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    Forks council joins call for new Elwha bridge, new alignment …

    www.peninsuladailynews.com/…/forkscouncil-joins-call-for-new-elwhabridge-new-…

    Dec 30, 2016 – PORT ANGELES — The Forks City Council has joined the chorus of … state to replace the battered U.S. Highway 101 Elwha River bridge on a …

    www.peninsuladailynews.com/…/forks-council-joins-call-for-new-elwhabridge-new-…

    DEC 30, 2016… THE STATE TO REPLACE THE “BATTERED” U.S. HIGHWAY 101 ELWHA RIVER BRIDGE … at http://tinyurl.com/PDN-elwhariverbridge, shows a new bridge built …

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    HERE ARE THE LINKS TO MAKE A WSDOT PUBLIC COMMENT

    WSDOT – Olympic Region Weekly Construction and Traffic Updates

    www.wsdot.wa.gov › Regions › Olympic Region › Olympic Region – Construction

    3 days ago – CONSTRUCTION No active construction projects are occurring at this time. MAINTENANCE Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: …

    SCROLL DOWN CLICK ON  LINK

    1. For more information about the bridge or to see alternatives being considered for the future, please visit elwhariverbridge.com.

    2. US 101 Elwha River Bridge

    3. Information for the US 101 Elwha River Bridge is available at the following web page that features

    All of three of the links above take you to the same place (screen)

    LINK TAKES YOU HERE SEE THAT “COMMENTS” BELOW squint it’s in small print.

    It is where I finally made my  disgruntled comment to WSDOT.

    US 101 Elwha River Bridge

    US 101 Elwha River Bridge

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    WHAT A NICE MISLEADING PICTURE

    WHEN WAS THE ABOVE WSDOT ELWHA BRIDGE PICTURE TAKEN?

    want to make a comment on the pictures?

    Comments

    ANOTHER NICE MISLEADING PICTURE

    WHEN WAS THE BELOW ELWHA BRIDGE PICTURE TAKEN?

    Replacement is preferred option for Elwha River bridge | KOMO

    komonews.com/news/local/replacement-is-preferredoption-for-elwhariverbridge

    Replacement is preferred option for Elwha River bridge. by Associated Press. Sunday, December 25th 2016. Photo shows the Highway 101 bridge over the …

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    I finally found this on line today documentation  and facts

     US 101 Elwha River Bridge – Library

    Design Alternatives – US 101 Elwha River Bridge  (pdf 729kb)

    We encourage you to review the alternatives and send your thoughts about them to WSDOT.

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    Elwha River claims section of road with massive washout …

    www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20151123/…/311239985

    Peninsula Daily News

    Nov 22, 2015Peninsula Daily News

    OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — The Elwha River flexed its new muscles during the most recent round of storms and severely damaged Olympic Hot Springs Road and effectively buried a campground in silt.

    When the water receded, Olympic National Park officials discovered the water had washed out a 60-foot-long section of Olympic Hot Springs Road, and much of Elwha Campground had nearly disappeared under more than a foot of silt and debris, Barb Maynes, spokeswoman for the park, had said over the weekend.

    “Other areas in the [Elwha] valley have seen damage — extensive damage,” Maynes said.

    Maynes said there is no established timeline yet for repairs or reopening damaged Elwha roads and campgrounds.

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    MARCH 11, 2016 THE ELWHA IS TRULY A RIVER GONE WILD,

    Elwha Valley access limited after river wrecks campgrounds, road  VIEW

    Olympic National Park is grappling with recreation choices as the restored river gives lessons in co-existing with nature. Here’s how to find your way in…

    ELWHA VALLEY, OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK —

    THE ELWHA IS TRULY A RIVER GONE WILD, DEVOURING THE MAIN ROAD INTO THE ELWHA VALLEY AT OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK, AND DEMOLISHING TWO CAMPGROUNDS.

    AND THAT WAS JUST IN ITS FIRST WINTER FLOOD SINCE DAM REMOVAL.

    THERE’S SURELY MORE TO COME, CREATING A QUANDARY FOR PARK OFFICIALS CHALLENGED WITH PROVIDING PUBLIC ACCESS INTO THE RIVER VALLEY THE PUBLIC JUST PAID $350 MILLION TO RESTORE.

    Andy Ritchie, project hydrologist with the National Park Service at Olympic National Park, EXPLAINED THAT DAM REMOVAL HAS ALLOWED THE RIVER NOT ONLY TO RUN FREE, BUT TO GATHER WOOD, SEDIMENT AND ROCK FROM ITS WATERSHED — TOOLS WITH WHICH IT IS REWORKING ITS CHANNEL.

    THE ELWHA IS MUSCLING BACK AND FORTH, BATTERING ITS BANKS WITH ENTIRE TREES IT CHEWS DOWN, and building massive jams of logs. “It’s alive,” Ritchie said.

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    SINCE THE DAM REMOVAL , THE ELWHA IS TRULY A RIVER GONE WILD AND THERE’S SURELY MORE TO COME, CREATING A QUANDARY

    I found this on line today documentation  and facts  US 101 Elwha River Bridge – Library

    Design Alternatives – US 101 Elwha River Bridge  (pdf 729kb)

    On Dec. 20, 2016, WSDOT announced that Alternatives 1-4 had been removed from further consideration. Alternatives 5, 6 and 7 are continuing to be evaluated based on public input, funding availability, environmental considerations, the condition of the existing bridge and detour routes, real estate requirements, and other factors.

    Historical Timeline of Events:
    1913 – Elwha Dam was built
    1926 – The US 101 Elwha River Bridge was built
    1927 – Glines Canyon Dam was built
    1954 – US 101 Elwha River Bridge was widened from a 20-foot bridge to 28 feet
    2012 – Elwha Dam was removed
    2014 – GLINES CANYON DAM WAS REMOVED

     TODAY THE RIVER ROARS THROUGH THE TIGHT ROCK CANYON ONCE PLUGGED BY ELWHA DAM.

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    2014 – GLINES CANYON DAM WAS REMOVED

    Elwha River claims section of road with massive washout …

    SINCE THE NOV 17, 2015

    PDN Reported this on Nov.23, 2015

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    MARCH 11, 2016 THE ELWHA IS TRULY A RIVER GONE WILD

    AND THERE’S SURELY MORE TO COME…

    CREATING A QUANDARY?

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    SEP 28, 2016

    Crews examining erosion at Elwha River bridge to cause series of …

    www.peninsuladailynews.com/…/crews-examining-erosion-at-elwhariverbridge-to-c…

    SEP 28, 2016PORT ANGELES —SEDIMENT WASHING DOWN FROM THE FORMER LAKE ALDWELL HAS ERODED THE AREAS AROUND THE PIERS FOR THE ELWHA RIVER BRIDGE ON …

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    Elwha River bridge could need replacement after dam removal | Q13 …

    q13fox.com/2016/10/…/elwhariverbridge-could-need-replacement-after-dam-remo…

    OCT 20, 2016  PORT ANGELES, Wash. — Officials say the U.S. Highway 101 bridge over the Elwha River could need replacement or retrofitting

    NOW THAT TWO DAMS HAVE BEEN REMOVED.

    The Peninsula Daily News reports that THE NOW-WILD RIVER is eroding the riverbed under the bridge. When state Department of Transportation crews drilled bore samples earlier this month, they learned that the bridge’s two piers sit atop gravel — not bedrock, as they had hoped.

    The bridge was built in 1926, after the Glines Canyon and Elwha dams were constructed. With THE DAMS REMOVED AS PART OF A $325 MILLION NATIONAL PARK SERVICE PROJECT TO RESTORE THE ELWHA RIVER TO ITS WILD STATE, the state has placed boulders at the base of the piers to stem erosion. But that’s just a short term fix.

    The DOT says the bridge remains safe to drive on. EXPERTS ARE MONITORING it closely to detect any movement.

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    WSDOT – Olympic Region Weekly Construction and Traffic Updates

    www.wsdot.wa.gov › Regions › Olympic Region › Olympic Region – Construction

    2 days ago – View Clallam County construction map (pdf 270 kb) CONSTRUCTIONDESCRIPTION: ELWHA RIVER BRIDGE MONITORING. Work schedule: No …

    Highway: US 101 Region:OlympicCounty: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 238.7 to 239.5
    Contact: Doug Adamson, 360-357-2716
    Description: ELWHA RIVER BRIDGE MONITORING
    Work schedule: No scheduled impacts.

    For more information about the bridge or to see alternatives being considered for the future, please visit elwhariverbridge.com.

    Preventive measures
    The increased water flow resulting from two dams being removed from the river have caused much material to wash downstream. Since 2012, the riverbed at the bridge has lowered 14 feet.

    The lowered riverbed revealed the piers’ seals, promoting WSDOT to do borings to verify the depth of the foundations. The borings, done in October 2016, revealed that the foundations are on gravel, not bedrock. This finding was in contrast to what the original 1926 engineering plans showed. As a result, WSDOT immediately installed over 3,300 tons of riprap (large boulders) around both piers to help prevent further erosion. Additional monitoring using tilt meters, crack meters, water flow meters, surveys and visual observations are also taking place.

    The End Result
    WSDOT is exploring several options to keep traffic moving around the Olympic Peninsula. We believe that a reliable US 101 crossing over the Elwha River is vital to the well-being of the communities on the Olympic Peninsula. To that end, we have removed Alternatives 1, 2, and 3 (options that did not include a bridge) from further consideration because they do not meet that need. Additionally, we have removed Alternative 4 (retrofitting the existing bridge) as a long-term solution due to the 90-year-old age of the structure.

    We are still evaluating the three remaining options that include building a new bridge using three different approaches. We do not have a firm timeline for a decision, but are moving forward aggressively.

    COMMENT…CLICK BELOW…

    We encourage you to review the alternatives and send your thoughts about them to WSDOT.

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    YEP…THE EXPERTS ARE MONITORING…..

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    Replacement is preferred option for Elwha River bridge | KOMO

    komonews.com/news/local/replacement-is-preferred-option-for-elwhariverbridge

    Replacement is preferred option for Elwha River bridge.

    BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. SUNDAY, DECEMBER 25TH 2016.PHOTO SHOWS THE HIGHWAY 101 BRIDGE OVER THE …

    THE Peninsula Daily News REPORTS THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION RECEIVED NEARLY 300 PUBLIC COMMENTS ON WHETHER TO ABANDON, RETROFIT OR REPLACE THE DILAPIDATED U.S. HIGHWAY 101 ELWHA RIVER BRIDGE. IF ABANDONED, TRAFFIC WOULD BE REROUTED ONTO STATE HIGHWAY 112.

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    State officials tell of possibility Elwha River bridge will be closed …

    www.peninsuladailynews.com/…/state-officials-tell-of-possibility-elwhariverbridge-…

    NOV 11, 2016 – PORT ANGELES — If the Elwha River bridge on U.S. Highway 101 west … also close as crews eventually work to retrofit or replace the bridge.

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    Jan 11, 2017 The bottom line

    MARCH 11, 2016 THE ELWHA IS TRULY A RIVER GONE WILD

    AND THERE’S SURELY MORE TO COME…

    CREATING A QUANDARY?

    Design Alternatives – US 101 Elwha River Bridge  (pdf 729kb)

    We encourage you to review the alternatives and send your thoughts about them to WSDOT.

    For more information about the bridge or to see alternatives being considered for the future, please visit elwhariverbridge.com.


  • Obama’s Next Executive Order?

    Chicago Violence: Silent March Memorializes More Than 760 Killed

    After Saturday’s march on New Years Day 2016, the 760  crosses will be placed in a vacant lot on the Chicago’s South Side.

    President and Mrs. Obama, with the eyes of the nation and the world upon the devastation in Chicago, the time has come to stand with courage and certainty to answer the question

    Will Obama’s next Executive Order  be to send in federal dump trucks, pick up the crosses  and destroy them because they might offend someone?

    Must your answer be the same as the mantra of your Presidency—a resounding “YES I CAN!  I’VE GOT A PEN!”

    Image: Residents And Activists Hold Anti-Violence March After Deadly Year In Chicago

    RESIDENTS, ACTIVISTS, AND FRIENDS AND FAMILY MEMBERS OF VICTIMS OF GUN VIOLENCE MARCH DOWN MICHIGAN AVENUE CARRYING NEARLY 800 WOODEN CROSSES BEARING THE NAMES OF PEOPLE MURDERED IN THE CITY IN 2016 ON DECEMBER 31, 2016 IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS. NEARLY 800 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MURDERED IN THE CITY THIS YEAR AND MORE THAN 4000 SHOT AS THE CITY COPES WITH ITS MOST VIOLENT YEAR IN TWO DECADES.

    ON NEW YEARS EVE WHILE THE REST OF THE WORLD WAS MAKING HAPPY there was a short blurb across the bottom of the TV screen on Fox News about your.….

    Silent march through downtown Chicago marks year of violence | The …

    www.spokesman.com/…/2016/dec/31/silent-march-through-downtown-chicago-mark…

    Silent march through downtown Chicago marks year of violence. SATURDAY, DEC. 31, 2016, 3:42 P.M.. ×. – / 2. Show captions. Showing image 1 of 2.

    INDEED, THERE WAS NO BIG TV NEWS STORY ALERT, THERE WERE NO PICTURES FLASHING ACROSS THE TV SCREEN, WHILE IN…

    CHICAGO — Hundreds of people carried crosses Saturday for each person slain in Chicago this year during a quiet march along Michigan Avenue.

    The 3-foot-tall crosses were each engraved with the name of a homicide victim. The silence of the march was punctuated by demonstrators who spoke each name aloud. Authorities say more than 760 people were killed in Chicago in 2016. There were fewer than 500 homicides in the city last year.

    March organizer the Rev. Michael Pfleger said he hopes the visuals of the protest along Chicago’s premiere retail street will inspire people to take action to reduce violence in 2017.

    “This is a Chicago problem,” Pfleger said. “The reason we’re on Michigan Avenue is because this is a Chicago problem. And until everybody in Chicago decides it’s their problem we’re not going to end it.”

    Before the march Kelly Fitzgerald Clark found a cross with the name of her late husband. She cried as her son waded into a sea of crosses and retrieved it.

    “WE THOUGHT NOBODY CARED,” SHE SAID. “I LOST MY HUSBAND IN FEBRUARY. HOMICIDE. WE DIDN’T KNOW IT WAS GOING TO BE LIKE THIS.”

    THE CROSSES WERE MADE BY GREG ZANIS, OF AURORA.

    “I JUST WANT TO TELL EVERYBODY MY HEART’S BROKEN FOR YOU,” ZANIS SAID. “I DON’T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO DO BUT I DID A LITTLE BIT OF WORK FOR YOU GUYS.”

    After Saturday’s march, the crosses will be placed in a vacant lot on the city’s South Side.

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    VIOLENCE IN AMERICA IS A NATIONAL PROBLEM NOT JUST A CHICAGO PROBLEM.

    Chicago is just one example of Obama’s failed government leadership 2009-2016

    THE MOST BASIC DUTY OF GOVERNMENT IS TO DEFEND THE LIVES OF ITS OWN CITIZENS. ANY GOVERNMENT THAT FAILS TO DO SO IS A GOVERNMENT UNWORTHY TO LEAD.

    The chiefly black South Side of Chicago is in a Depression. The problems have persisted for years and have grown worse.

    In 2009 published reports, 508 Chicago children were shot during a 16 month span with 25 killed.

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    VINCENT J. BOVE On Oct. 6, 2009 I addressed the Chicago crisis with registered letters to President Obama, the U.S. Department of Justice, and numerous officials of Chicago and the State of Illinois. OCTOBER 6, 2009 CALLING ON PRESIDENT OBAMA TO COMMIT RESOURCES TO STOP THE VIOLENCE IN CHICAGO

     

    LETTER TO PRESIDENT AND MRS. OBAMA

    October 6, 2009

    President and Mrs. Obama
    The White House
    1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20500

    Dear President and Mrs. Obama,

    Now that lobbying for hosting the 2016 Olympic Games is behind us, a more urgent task is at hand. It is time for an Olympian effort to end the bloodshed plaguing the communities of Chicago.

    I implore you to make the elimination of violence in the windy city a top priority of your administration. If we agree that it would have been a worthwhile investment to prepare the city to host the 2016 Olympics, how much more is the value of human life? We must work to find a way to save lives, reduce hostility, and create a national model for the “audacity of hope” in all our urban areas suffering the scourge of senseless brutality.

    So I propose that the White House declare a Stop the Violence Olympics for Chicago. As immediately as is possible, an organizing effort should be made on the same scale as would have been necessary to prepare the city for the Olympics. Resources from throughout government, private industry, and the local community must be brought together in a collaborative effort that will serve notice that violence will no longer be tolerated.

    In addition, a torch should be lit in the city and remain burning as a reminder and symbol to all that we are serious about bringing change and hope to the affected Chicago communities.

    President and Mrs. Obama, with the eyes of the nation and the world upon the devastation in Chicago, the time has come to stand with courage and certainty to answer the question “Can they stop the violence on the streets of Chicago?”

    The only answer must be the same as the mantra of your Presidency—a resounding “YES WE CAN!”

    Respectfully,

    Vincent J.Bove

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    The problems have persisted for years and have grown worse.

    Third World America 2012: A Country at War with Itself

    More Shooting Deaths in Chicago than in Afghanistan So Far This Year

    On June 25, 2012, the New York Times ran a front page story about the 38% rise in killings in Chicago. Most of the deaths were due to black on black crime. Again, Chicago has a lot of crime, and it is not limited to black communities, but the fact is that crime is concentrated in gang dominated black communities and in non-black communities where non-black gangs have taken hold. Gang warfare has exacerbated the problem:

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    The problems have persisted for years and have grown worse.

    January 2016 published reports, the Chicago Tribune reported that “nearly half of young black men in Chicago are neither in school nor working.”

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    Published January 01, 2017

    Chicago Murders 2016: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know | Heavy.com

    heavy.com/…/chicagomurders2016homicideshootingsmurder-rate-chi-raq-police-…
    Chicago Police Department added a new photo (with red hearts).

    Published 10:24 pm EST, January 1, 2017 Updated 10:53 pm EST, January 1, 2017 1 Comment By Jessica … Altogether, 762 people were murdered in Chicago in 2016, police said. … Created on Chicago Police Department website. … The city recorded 3,550 shooting incidents and 4,331 shooting victims, reported ABC 7.

    The number of murders in Chicago in 2016 was the highest in almost 20 years and more than Los Angeles and New York combined.

    The staggering numbers led a police spokesman to call it an “unacceptable rise in violence.”

    Altogether, 762 people were murdered in Chicago in 2016, police said. The numbers have prompted some to call Chicago “Chi-raq.”

    Police are blaming everything from lax gun laws to anger at police.

    The latter contention is controversial and is sometimes called the “Ferguson effect.” (Sorry Jessica, the link to shrinks Ferguson effect is not a fact)

    How big of a jump was it? In 2015, Chicago saw 480 murders. The 2016 murder numbers represent a 57 percent increase over the previous year, the biggest jump in 60 years.

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    Jan 2, 2017 Facts added for the understanding of a reasonable person

    In August 2016, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner passed a gun control law

    The governor(R) and House Republican Leader Jim Durkin made it clear that the law is aimed at reducing crime in Chicago.

    In August 2016, Durkin said that 425 people have been murdered with guns in Chicago so far this year, and another 2,320 have been wounded.

    By Dec 31, 2016, 762 people were murdered in Chicago,  3,550 shooting incidents and 4,331 shooting victims

    The number of murders in Chicago in 2016 was the highest in almost 20 years and more than Los Angeles and New York combined.

    Jan 2, 2017  Just asking …. HOW’S THIS GUN CONTROL LAW WORKING OUT FOR CHICAGO?

    REMEMBER In 2009 published reports, 508 Chicago children were shot during a 16 month span with 25 killed.

    The problems have persisted for years and have grown worse.

    Just asking? How big of a jump was it from a 16 month span in 2009, when 508 Chicago children were shot with 25 killed.?

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    continued…

    The numbers come after years of violent crime declines in major cities.

    Here’s what you need to know:

    1. Chicago’s Police Superintendent Is Blaming Anti-Police Anger For ‘Emboldening’ Criminals

    2. Chicago Also Recorded Thousands of Non-Fatal Shootings

    3. More Than Two Dozen People Were Shot in the Last Week of December Alone

    4. Police Confiscated More Guns & Made More Gun Arrests in 2016

    5. The Recent Murders Range From Domestic Violence to Attacks on Business Owners

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    Chicago records 762 homicides in 2016, up 57 percent from previous …

    www.foxnews.com/us/2017/…/1-chicagos-bloodiest-years-ends-with-762-homicides.htm…

    22 hours ago – The city of Chicago recorded 762 homicides in 2016 — an average of two … Published January 01, 2017 … The bulk of the deaths and shooting incidents, which jumped from … The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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    Illinois has voted Democratic in the past six presidential elections
    So, It surprised no one that Democrat Barack Obama, who represented Illinois in the U.S. Senate, won Illinois in 2008

    The most unbelievable facts from 2012 to 2016 are…

    Illinois voters re-elected Democrat  Obama in 2012

    And, in the 2016  Illinois  gave their 20 electoral votes  to another Democrat Hillary Clinton.


  • Could 9/11 Be Defined as a Holocaust?

    Could 9/11 Be Defined as a Holocaust?

    “TOWARDS ME CAME WHAT SEEMED TO BE THE REMNANTS OF A HOLOCAUST – A STAGGERING MASS OF BLACKENED SKIN AND BONES, HELD TOGETHER SOMEHOW WITH FILTHY RAGS. ‘MY GOD, THE DEAD WALK

    COULD AN AMERICAN HOLOCAUST BE  DEFINED AS A HOLOCAUST?

    CERTAINLY NOT WHEN POLITICALLY CORRECT MEMBERS OF THE ESTABLISHMENT’S CONGRESS OF POLITICIANS ARE ALLOWED TO LEGISLATE IT

    AS “PATRIOT’S DAY NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE AND REMEMBRANCE.”

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    DOCUMENTING  THE HISTORY OF THE WORD  HOLOCAUST

    The word “holocaust” originally derived from the Greek word holokauston, meaning “a completely (holos) burnt (kaustos) sacrificial offering”, or “a burnt sacrifice offered to a god”

    WHEN WAS  “HOLOCAUST” USED TO DEFINE A MASSACRE BY FIRE?

    The earliest use of the word HOLOCAUST to denote a massacre recorded by the Oxford English Dictionary dates from 1833 when the journalist Leitch Ritchie, describing the wars of the medieval French monarch Louis VII, WROTE THAT HE “ONCE MADE A HOLOCAUST OF THIRTEEN HUNDRED PERSONS IN A CHURCH”, A MASSACRE BY FIRE OF THE INHABITANTS OF Vitry-le-François in 1142.

    WHAT VISUAL REFERENCE WAS USED TO DEFINE   “HOLOCAUST” ?

    One significant early use was in a 1958 recollection by Leslie Hardman, the first Jewish British Army Chaplain to enter Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in April 1945, where he ministered to survivors and supervised the burial of about 20,000 victims,

    “TOWARDS ME CAME WHAT SEEMED TO BE THE REMNANTS OF A HOLOCAUST – A STAGGERING MASS OF BLACKENED SKIN AND BONES, HELD TOGETHER SOMEHOW WITH FILTHY RAGS. ‘MY GOD, THE DEAD WALK’, I CRIED ALOUD, BUT I DID NOT RECOGNIZE MY VOICE.. [peering] at the double star, the emblem of Jewry on my tunic – one poor creature touched and then stroked the badge of my faith, and finding that it was real murmured, ‘Rabbiner, Rabbiner’.”

    I DO REMEMBER THE SERVICE OF THE FIRST RESPONDERS  TO THE 9/11 2001 TO WHAT SEEMED TO BE THE REMNANTS OF A HOLOCAUST

    I CAN’T REMEMBER HOW MANY TIMES I CRIED ALOUD “OH MY GOD” AS WE WATCHED IT UNFOLD FOR HOURS AND HOURS LIVE ON TV….

    September 11, 2001 Attack – WTC Collapse – YouTube

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    “TOWARDS ME CAME WHAT SEEMED TO BE THE REMNANTS OF A HOLOCAUST – A STAGGERING MASS OF BLACKENED SKIN AND BONES, HELD TOGETHER SOMEHOW WITH FILTHY RAGS. ‘MY GOD, THE DEAD WALK’, I CRIED ALOUD, BUT I DID NOT RECOGNIZE MY VOICE.

    MY QUESTION IS WHEN COULD A HOLOCAUST BE DEFINED AS A HOLOCAUST?

    CERTAINLY NOT WHEN POLITICALLY CORRECT MEMBERS OF THE ESTABLISHMENT’S CONGRESS OF POLITICIANS ARE ALLOWED TO LEGISLATE 9/11  AS “PATRIOT’S DAY NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE AND REMEMBRANCE.”

    AFTER the series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda on the United States on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001.

    AFTER the attacks killed 2,996 people and injured over 6,000 others and caused at least $10 billion in property and infrastructure damage and $3 trillion in total costs.

    It was the deadliest incident for firefighters and law enforcement officers[ in the history of the United States, with 343 and 72 killed respectively.

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    DECEMBER 18, 2001 THE BUSH  ADMINISTRATION MANAGED A POLITICALLY CORRECT NAME FOR THE WORST TERRORIST ATTACK IN WORLD HISTORY….

    THREE (3) MONTHS LATER,  9/11 2001 IS CALLED”PATRIOT’S DAY”? DECEMBER 18, 2001

    BY A JOINT RESOLUTION APPROVED DECEMBER 18, 2001 (PUBLIC LAW 107-89), THE CONGRESS HAS DESIGNATED SEPTEMBER 11 OF EACH YEAR AS “PATRIOT DAY,”

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    APRIL 21, 2009 THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION MANAGED A POLITICALLY CORRECT NAME FOR THE WORST TERRORIST ATTACK IN WORLD HISTORY….

    AND, OVER SEVEN YEARS LATER, 9/11 2001 CALLED “A NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE AND REMEMBRANCE.” APRIL 21, 2009  AND BY PUBLIC LAW 111-13, APPROVED APRIL 21, 2009, THE CONGRESS HAS REQUESTED THE OBSERVANCE OF SEPTEMBER 11 AS AN ANNUALLY RECOGNIZED “NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE AND REMEMBRANCE.”

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    AFTER the series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda on the United States on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001.

    AFTER the attacks killed 2,996 people and injured over 6,000 others and caused at least $10 billion in property and infrastructure damage and $3 trillion in total costs.

    It was the deadliest incident for firefighters and law enforcement officers[ in the history of the United States, with 343 and 72 killed respectively.

    Should 9/11 Be Defined as a Holocaust?

    I DO REMEMBER THE SERVICE OF THE FIRST RESPONDERS TO THE 9/11 2001 TO WHAT SEEMED TO BE THE REMNANTS OF A HOLOCAUST

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    “TOWARDS ME CAME WHAT SEEMED TO BE THE REMNANTS OF A HOLOCAUST – A STAGGERING MASS OF BLACKENED SKIN AND BONES, HELD TOGETHER SOMEHOW WITH FILTHY RAGS. ‘MY GOD, THE DEAD WALK

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    Remembering 9/11 in 2016?

    REMEMBER WHO CAUSED IT?

    19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda hijacked four airliners and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States.

    VOTE FOR TRUMP AND MAKE AMERICA SAFE AGAIN

    Two of the planes were flown into the towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, a third plane hit the Pentagon just outside Washington, D.C., and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania.

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    I STAND WITH TRUMP! AND I’VE GOT A PICTURE, TAKEN WITH A LIFE SIZE TRUMP CUT OUT ON JUNE  20, 2016, TO PROVE IT

    We, Claudia, Jana and I  OFFICIALLY STARTED OUR “STAND WITH TRUMP” PHOTO OP ON MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2016 IN THE GOP OFFICE IN PORT ANGELES, CLALLAM COUNTY, WASHINGTON STATE.

    I ORDERED TEN (10) MORE LIFE SIZE TRUMP CUT OUTS FROM  

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    I STAND WITH TRUMP!

    In August 2016, at our Family reunion,

    Individually or a family  photo op

    My children will stand with Trump

    My grand kids will  stand with Trump

    My Great Grand Kids will stand with Trump

    Collectively my family will  stand with Trump and by August 30, 2016

    (My 75th birthday) I will have pictures to prove it.

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  • “I Think? Therefore I Am?” Transgender

    “I Think? Therefore I Am?” Transgender

    Starting in the fall of 2017, Washington state public schools will begin to teach kindergartners about gender expression

    The bottom line

    SOME KNOWLEDGE IS TOO HEAVY FOR CHILDREN. When they are older and stronger, they can bear it. It would be a pretty poor parent who would ask his kindergartner to carry such a “THINK GENDER” heavy load. For now children must trust their parents to carry it for them.”

    WA STATE PARENTS, GRANDPARENTS AND FAMILIES  MUST DEMAND THE REMOVAL OF THIS COMPLETELY INAPPROPRIATE “COMMON CORE PUBLIC SCHOOL, SEXUAL INDOCTRINATION PROGRAM” AT ANY AGE OR GRADE LEVEL. PERIOD.

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    2017 Washington State to Begin Teaching ‘Gender Identity’ and ‘Gender Expression’ to Elementary Kids In the “Sexual Health” portion of the “Washington State K-12 Learning Standards” packet, teachers are given guidelines for each grade.

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    Washington state’s decision has troubled many? conservatives?

    TROUBLED? IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT, AS THE GRANDMOTHER OF TEN AND GREAT GRANDMOTHER OF NINE,  I AM ABSOLUTELY FURIOUS AND OFFENDED.

    “I THINK? THEREFORE I AM?” TRANSGENDER AS A PART OF THE WASHINGTON STATE SCHOOL EDUCATION LEARNING PROGRAM.

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    AND, IF THERE ARE PROBLEMS IN SCHOOLS?

    NATHAN OLSON, THE COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER FOR THE STATEWIDE OFFICE OF SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION (OSPI).

    SUCH ISSUES WOULD BE HANDLED AT A LOCAL LEVEL.

     HE THEN ADDED:

    “We don’t exactly know what a school would do if a student failed to complete an assignment because he/she opposed the materials being taught.”

    REALLY? SUCH ISSUES WOULD BE HANDLED AT A LOCAL LEVEL?

    EXACTLY WHAT IS A LOCAL SCHOOL GOING TO DO IF  PARENTS REFUSE TO HAVE THEIR THEIR CHILDREN ATTEND A GENDER CLASS?because he/she opposes the materials being taught.”

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    THIS IS THE CONTACT INFORMATION FOR   NATHAN OLSON

    PHONE (360) 725-6015 

    EMAIL  nathan.olson@k12.wa.us. 

    I called and left him a message…

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    “Self-Identity”?

    “I think, therefore I am” This is Descartes’ famous Cogito argument: Cogito Ergo Sum. This short animation explains how he came to this conclusion of certainty when surrounded by uncertainty and doubt.

    Rene Descartes – “I think, therefore I am”

    Rene Descartes – “I think, therefore I am” – YouTube

    ▶ 1:57

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0A6UKoMcE10

    Apr 17, 2015 – Uploaded by BBC Radio 4

    From the BBC Radio 4 series about life’s big questions – http://www.bbc.co.uk/historyofideas “I think, therefore.

    Another google find……

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    Starting in the fall of 2017, Washington state public schools will begin to teach kindergartners about gender expression as a result of …

     the “Sexual Health” portion of the “Washington State K-12 Learning Standards” packet, teachers are given guidelines for each grade.

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    All I Really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten is a book of short essays by American minister and author Robert Fulghum. It was first published in 1986.

    NO SEXUAL HEALTH PACKET WAS PUBLISHED AS NEED TO LEARN TRANSGENDER.

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    Washington State to Begin Teaching ‘Gender Identity’ and ‘Gender …

    www.ijreview.com/…/621478-washington-state-to-begin-teaching-gender-identity-an…

    5 days ago – Washington State to Begin Teaching ‘Gender Identity’ and ‘Gender Expression’ to Elementary Kids.

    By Frank Camp (1 day ago) | Education.

    http://www.ijreview.com/2016/06/621478-washington-state-to-begin-teaching-gender-identity-and-gender-expression-to-elementary-kids/

    By Frank Camp(2 days ago) | Education

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    REMEMBER WHEN SCHOOL WAS ALL ABOUT READING, WRITING, AND ARITHMETIC?

    NOT ANYMORE.

    Beginning in the 2017-2018 school year, Washington state will teach elementary school students about “gender identity” and “gender expression.”

    In the “Sexual Health” portion of the “Washington State K-12 Learning Standards” packet, teachers are given guidelines for each grade.

     Under a section labeled “Self-Identity,”each grade is to learn the following:

    KINDERGARTEN

    “Understand there are many ways to express gender.“

    FIRST GRADE

    “Explain that there are many ways to express gender.”

    SECOND GRADE

    “Understand there is a range of gender roles and expression,” and “Understand importance of treating others with respect regarding gender expression.”

    THIRD GRADE

    “Explain that gender roles can vary considerably,” and “Understand importance of treating others with respect regarding gender identity.”

    FOURTH GRADE

    “Identify how friends and family can influence ideas regarding gender roles, identity, and expression,” and “Define sexual orientation.”

    FIFTH GRADE

    “Describe how media, society, and culture can influence ideas regarding gender roles, identity, and expression,” and “Identify trusted adults to ask questions about gender identity and sexual orientation.”

    In the “Health Education Glossary,” “biological sex” is defined as:

    “Based on chromosomes, hormones, and internal and external anatomy.”

    While “GENDER” IS DEFINED AS:

    “A SOCIAL CONSTRUCT BASED ON EMOTIONAL, BEHAVIORAL, AND CULTURAL CHARACTERISTICS ATTACHED TO A PERSON’S BIOLOGICAL SEX.”

    FURTHER, GENDER IS BROKEN DOWN INTO THREE SUBCATEGORIES:

    GENDER EXPRESSION: “THE WAY SOMEONE OUTWARDLY EXPRESSES THEIR GENDER.”

    GENDER IDENTITY: “SOMEONE’S INNER SENSE OF THEIR GENDER.”

    GENDER ROLES: “SOCIAL EXPECTATIONS ABOUT HOW PEOPLE SHOULD ACT, THINK, OR FEEL BASED ON THEIR ASSIGNED BIOLOGICAL SEX.”

    The Daily Caller spoke with NATHAN OLSON, A COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER FOR THE STATEWIDE OFFICE OF SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION (OSPI). HE CLAIMED THE STANDARDS WEREN’T AN IMPOSITION OF BELIEF SYSTEMS:

    “Standards help students become familiar with concepts that education experts feel are essential for all students to know. Standards are not used to impose belief systems.”

    However, when DC asked OLSON IF STUDENTS WHO “[REJECT] THE IDEA THAT GENDER IDENTITY IS DISTINCT FROM BIOLOGICAL SEX” COULD SUFFER ACADEMICALLY,

     OLSON PIVOTED, SAYING SUCH ISSUES WOULD BE HANDLED AT A LOCAL LEVEL.

     HE THEN ADDED:

    “We don’t exactly know what a school would do if a student failed to complete an assignment because he/she opposed the materials being taught.”

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    THIS IS THE CONTACT INFORMATION FOR   NATHAN OLSON

    PHONE (360) 725-6015 

    EMAIL  nathan.olson@k12.wa.us. 

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    Washington state’s decision has troubled many conservatives:

    I removed …offensive comments by  promoters of this agenda.

    THIS IS INDOCTRINATION.

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     INDEED, Some knowledge is too heavy for children.

    (I found this quotation online)

    “And so seated next to my father in the train compartment, I suddenly asked, “Father, what is sexsin?”
    He turned to look at me, as he always did when answering a question, but to my surprise he said nothing. At last he stood up, lifted his traveling case off the floor and set it on the floor.
    Will you carry it off the train, Corrie?” he said.
    I stood up and tugged at it. It was crammed with the watches and spare parts he had purchased that morning.
    It’s too heavy,” I said.
    Yes,” he said, “and it would be a pretty poor father who would ask his little girl to carry such a load. It’s the same way, Corrie, with knowledge. Some knowledge is too heavy for children. When you are older and stronger, you can bear it. For now you must trust me to carry it for you.”

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    THE POWER OF SUGGESTION?

    Suggestion is the psychological process by which one person guides the thoughts, feelings, or behavior of  another.

    NOTE: The power of suggestion must involve at least two people

    LIKE A WA STATE PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER TEACHING TRANSGENDER TO AN IMPRESSIONABLE FIVE YEAR OLD KINDERGARTNER

    Aim: to investigate whether people have self-serving attributions, and why they do it?

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    Self-Fulfilling Prophecy:

    NOTE: Self-fulfilling prophecies must involve at least two people

    Aim: to investigate whether people have self-serving attributions, and why they do it?

    Process by which one’s expectations about another person eventually lead the other person to behave in ways that confirm these expectations

    Self-Fulfilling Prophecy DefinitionSelf-fulfilling prophecy is defined as any expectation, positive or negative, about a situation or event that affects an individual behavior in such a manner that it causes that expectation to be fulfilled.

    Example of self-fulfilling prophecy

    The bottom line

    SOME KNOWLEDGE IS TOO HEAVY FOR CHILDREN. When they are older and stronger, they can bear it. It would be a pretty poor parent who would ask his kindergartner to carry such a “THINK GENDER” heavy load. For now children must trust their parents to carry it for them.”

    WA STATE PARENTS, GRANDPARENTS AND FAMILIES  MUST DEMAND THE REMOVAL OF THIS COMPLETELY INAPPROPRIATE “COMMON CORE PUBLIC SCHOOL, SEXUAL INDOCTRINATION PROGRAM” AT ANY AGE OR GRADE LEVEL. PERIOD.

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    “Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right”

    Henry Ford

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  • Politics is the Gizzard of Society

    “Civil Disobedience.” 1849.

    “Politics is the gizzard of society, full of grit and gravel, and the two political parties are its opposite halves – sometimes split into quarters – which grind on each other. Not only individuals but states have thus a confirmed dyspepsia.”

    Henry David Thoreau wrote the essay “Civil Disobedience in 1849” to discuss his criticisms of the American government. Thoreau writes about his dislike of the government’s power and rule over the people, his hatred of taxation, and his disbelief in a large government that interferes with the rights of the American citizen. This essay is used as a source to help determine Thoreau’s political stance because it provides accurate information about Thoreau’s personal and political beliefs.

    Henry D.Thoreau, would be considered a Republican in today’s political viewpoints

    Confirmed dyspepsia  by definition early 18th century: via Latin from Greek duspepsia, from duspeptos ‘DIFFICULT TO DIGEST.’

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    AUGUST 8, 2015. TRUMP TWEETED “SO MANY “POLITICALLY CORRECT” FOOLS IN OUR COUNTRY. WE HAVE TO ALL GET BACK TO WORK AND STOP WASTING TIME AND ENERGY ON NONSENSE!”

    Thoreau, Henry D. “Civil Disobedience.” 1849.
     “Write while the heat is in you. The writer who postpones the recording of his thoughts uses an iron which has cooled to burn a hole with. He cannot inflame the minds of his audience.”

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    ‘DIFFICULT TO DIGEST IN 2016?  SO MANY “POLITICALLY CORRECT” FOOLS IN OUR COUNTRY?

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    MAY 21, 2016

    THE STATE CONVENTION, DREW MORE THAN 1,600 WA STATE REPUBLICAN DELEGATES TO PASCO’S TRAC CENTER

    CRUZ BACKERS VOTED IN A SLATE OF “THEIR OWN PREFERRED DELEGATES” TO SEND TO CLEVELAND.

    Washington state GOP convention backs Cruz over Trump | The …

    www.seattletimes.com/…/washingtonstategopconventionbackscruz

    The Seattle Times May 21, 2016 – Donald Trump may be the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, but Washington state’s GOP convention awarded 40 out of 41  to Ted Cruz…

    INDEED,  TEXAS SENATOR WAS AWARDED 40 OF THE 41 ELECTED DELEGATE SLOTS EVEN THOUGH CRUZ HAD DROPPED OUT OF THE RACE.

    TRUMP’S STATE CAMPAIGN CHAIRMAN, STATE SEN. DON BENTON R-VANCOUVER WAS DENIED  A NATIONAL DELEGATE SLOT.

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    ‘DIFFICULT TO DIGEST FOR VOTERS  IN 2016? SO MANY “POLITICALLY CORRECT” FOOLS IN OUR COUNTRY?

    “Fools make feasts and wise men eat them.”
    Benjamin Franklin,

    “Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools that don’t have brains enough to be honest.”
    Benjamin Franklin

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    RIGGED ELECTION SYSTEM?

    APRIL 4, 2016  Trump wrote: “I, for one, am not interested in defending a system that for decades has served the interest of political parties at the expense of the people. Members of the club – the consultants, the pollsters, the politicians, the pundits and the special interests –grow rich and powerful while the American people grow poorer and more isolated.”
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    APRIL 30, 2016

    Just saying..,  I received a phone call from Senator Benton the WA State Chairman for Trump. He was looking for a Clallam County WA State Trump Chairperson.

    I am the Trump Campaign Chair for Clallam County.

    “I, for one, am not interested in SUPPORTING  a RIGGED system that for decades has served the interest of political parties at the expense of the people. Members of the club – the consultants, the pollsters, the politicians, the pundits and the special interests –grow rich and powerful while the American people grow poorer and more isolated.”

    “It doesn’t pain so much seeing one who can’t or don’t understand often the right points of others

     AS MUCH UNDERSTANDING A PERSON WHO OUT OF OWN SELFISHNESS, EITHER IGNORANTLY OR INTENTIONALLY, OFTEN SUPPORTS THE WRONG PEOPLE.”

    “You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.” ― Winston S. Churchill

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    We are Informed. Silent-Angry and Voting

    Posted on May 2, 2016 5:27 am by Pearl Rains Hewett Comment

    The  WA State Primary in 2016, is anything but, establishment campaign politicking as usual.

    Thanks to the media and the power of cyberspace technology , Americans, WA State,  voters have been informed by the candidates, we have watched the rally’s on TV, we  have watched the twitter’s, the tweets, face book and of course the establishment pundits.

    In the WA State Primary in 2016, it’s not about your voice.  IT’S  ABOUT YOUR VOTE.

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    Just saying…

    “For what it’s worth … it’s never too late, or in my case too early, to do whoever, or whatever you want to do. There’s no time limit. Start whenever you want. You can change or stay the same. There are no rules to this thing. You can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it.

    1849 -2016 “The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait until that other is ready, and it may be a long time before they get off.”

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    Paul Ryan finally, begrudgingly endorses Donald Trump — Quartz

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    2 days ago – Speaker of the House Paul Ryan has endorsed Donald Trump, but he doesn’t seem to be enjoying it very much. In an op-ed published in his …

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    MAY 23, 2016

    WAS  I POLITICALLY INCORRECT FOR DOCUMENTING AND POSTING THE TRUTH?

    Behind My Back | Is Donald J. Trump Politically Incorrect?

    www.behindmyback.org/2016/05/23/trump-is-politically-incorrect/

    May 23, 2016AM I POLITICALLY INCORRECT FOR POSTING THIS? “THE TRUTH … Donald Trump May 19 2016 Crooked Hillary Barking Like a Dog … ▷ 0:31.

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    MAY 25, 2016

    WA STATE PRIMARY VOTE OF THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE GAVE 44 DELEGATES TO DONALD J. TRUMP.

    Trump wins Washington state’s presidential primaries – CBS News

    www.cbsnews.com/…/donald-trump-wins-republican-presidential-primary-i…

    CBS News May 25, 2016 – Donald Trump handily won Washington state’s Republican … Trump took a commanding lead with 76 percent of the vote, followed by John …

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    Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump May 24

    Thank you Washington! #Trump2016

    Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump May 25

    Thank you Washington! Honored to say, on behalf of our great movement, we have broken the all time record for votes in GOP primary history.

    https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump?lang=en&lang=en

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    Indeed, whether it is Thoreau, Henry D. “Civil Disobedience.” politics in 1849.

    or the contentious  2016 Presidential election process……..

    “Politics is the gizzard of society, full of grit and gravel, and the two political parties are its opposite halves – sometimes split into quarters – which grind on each other. Not only individuals but states have thus a confirmed dyspepsia.”

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    1849- 2016  “Write while the heat is in you. The writer who postpones the recording of his thoughts uses an iron which has cooled to burn a hole with. He cannot inflame the minds of his audience.”

    “You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.” ― Winston S. Churchill

    Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) | Twitter

    ACT PRESIDENTIAL?

    I THINK NOT…

    TRUMP SUPPORTERS ARE NOT GOING TO BE SWAYED BY MEDIA REPORTS ON TRUMP’S CONTROVERSIAL STATEMENTS ABOUT MUSLIMS AND MEXICANS, PAST BEHAVIOR WITH WOMEN, OR EXPERTS DISMISSING HIS POLICIES AS POTENTIALLY DISASTROUS.

    IN TRUMP THEY TRUST, NO MATTER WHAT.

    WE LOVE YOU JUST THE WAY YOU ARE

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    BREAKING=> DONALD TRUMP Breaks Elton John’s Record at Louisiana Arena – 12,000 at Rally! – The Gateway Pundit

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    REPUBLICAN DONALD TRUMP spoke to 12,000 supporters Thursday night at the River Center in Baton Rouge. Donald Trump broke the attendance record set by Elton John by 4,000 people.

    Clinton ‘lied’ to Benghazi families | TheHill

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    Jan 23, 2016 – “This is the third anniversary of Hillary Clinton’s testimony when she said it doesn’t make a difference on Benghazi.

    May 8, 2013 – June 3, 2016 “What difference – at this point, what difference does it make?”

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    How Hillary Clinton Loses to Donald Trump – POLITICO Magazine

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    May 27, 2016 – Donald Trump can actually win if Clinton makes these four mistakes. … there is a big difference between 2008 and 2016: Then, Clinton’s so-called ….

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    THE FOLLOWING IS POLITICALLY INCORRECT…

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    Arlington Cemetery Memorial Day May 30, 2016 (President Obama made a speech)

    HISTORY? Memorial Day, an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971.

    SINCE 1868, ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY HAS BEEN THE FOCAL POINT OF NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY COMMEMORATIONS.

    ARLINGTON IS THE ONLY NATIONAL CEMETERY TO HOLD SERVICEMEN FROM EVERY WAR IN U.S. HISTORY.

    ALTHOUGH THE FIRST MILITARY BURIAL AT ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY DIDN’T OCCUR UNTIL 1864,

    THE BURIAL GROUND HOLDS THE REMAINS OF THOSE WHO FOUGHT IN EVERY WAR SINCE THE REVOLUTION. IN 1892, SOLDIERS KILLED IN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR WERE REINTERRED FROM A GEORGETOWN CEMETERY, AND CASUALTIES FROM THE WAR OF 1812 HAVE BEEN REBURIED AT ARLINGTON AS WELL.

    ON EVERY MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND SINCE 1948, TROOPS IN THE 3RD U.S. INFANTRY REGIMENT—THE ARMY’S OFFICIAL CEREMONIAL UNIT KNOWN AS THE “OLD GUARD”—HAVE PLACED SMALL AMERICAN FLAGS IN FRONT OF ALL OF ARLINGTON’S TOMBSTONES. EACH FLAG IS PLANTED PRECISELY ONE FOOT IN FRONT OF A GRAVE MARKER AND PERFECTLY CENTERED.

    Soldiers placing 230,000 US flags at Arlington National Cemetery …

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    4 days ago – Placing flags on all headstones pic.twitter.com/ydpUhOqM82. — Arlington Cemetery (@ArlingtonNatl) May 26, 2016 … in Washington. The “Flags in” ceremony is celebrated by civilians at military gravesites across the country.

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    DID YOU WATCH PRESIDENT OBAMA’S,   ARLINGTON VA CEMETERY MEMORIAL DAY SPEECH?

    MAY 30, 2016 11:30AM REALLY?

    230,000 WHITE CROSSES AT ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY … ARE  PRESIDENT OBAMA’S IDEA OF  “PERFECT ROWS OF PRECISE PEACE?”

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    PERFECT AND PRECISE WHAT?

    EACH AMERICAN FLAG 230,000 OF THEM ARE  PLANTED “PRECISELY” ONE FOOT IN FRONT OF A GRAVE MARKER AND “PERFECTLY” CENTERED.

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    May 28, 2012 – SINCE 1868, ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY HAS BEEN THE FOCAL POINT OF NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY COMMEMORATIONS. Arlington National Cemetery is located on Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s confiscated estate. … Three World War II enemy combatants are buried at Arlington National

    230,000 WHITE CROSSES, AT ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY ARE

    PRESIDENT OBAMA’S IDEA OF  “PERFECT ROWS OF PRECISE PEACE”?

    ARLINGTON IS THE ONLY NATIONAL CEMETERY TO HOLD SERVICEMEN

    FROM EVERY WAR IN U.S. HISTORY

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    This article lists the United States of America‘s military dead, wounded, and missing person totals for wars and major deployments.

    Wars ranked by American combat deaths

    Rank War Years Deaths
    1 World War II 1941–45 291,557
    2 American Civil War 1861–65 212,938
    3 World War I 1917–18 53,402
    4 Vietnam War 1955–75 47,424
    5 Korean War 1950–53 33,746
    6 American Revolutionary War 1775–83 8,000
    7 Iraq War/Afghanistan Wars 2001–present 5,281 [90]
    8 War of 1812 1812–15 2,260
    9 Mexican–American War 1846–48 1,733
    10 Second Seminole War 1835–1842 1,500+

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    WARS RANKED BY TOTAL NUMBER OF AMERICAN MILITARY DEATHS

    Rank War Years Deaths Deaths per Day US Population in First Year of War Deaths per Population
    1 American Civil War 1861–65 750,000[27] 420 31,443,000 2.385% (1860)
    2 World War II 1941–45 405,399 297 133,402,000 0.307% (1940)
    3 World War I 1917–18 116,516 279 103,268,000 0.110% (1920)
    4 Vietnam War 1961–75 58,209 11 179,323,175 (1960) 0.030% (1970)
    5 Korean War 1950–53 54,246 45 151,325,000 0.020% (1950)
    6 American Revolutionary War 1775–83 25,000 11 2,500,000 0.899% (1780)
    7 War of 1812 1812–15 15,000 15 8,000,000 0.207% (1810)
    8 Mexican–American War 1846–48 13,283 29 21,406,000 0.057% (1850)
    9 Iraq War/Afghanistan Wars 2001–present 6,717 1.57 294,043,000 0.002% (2010)
    10 Philippine–American War 1899–1902 4,196 3.8 72,129,001 0.006% (1900)

    “Deaths per day” is the total number of Americans killed in military service, divided by the number of days between the dates of the commencement and end of hostilities. “Deaths per population” is the total number of deaths in military service, divided by the U.S. population of the year indicated.

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    DID YOU WATCH PRESIDENT OBAMA’S,   ARLINGTON VA CEMETERY MEMORIAL DAY ADDRESS?

    MAY 30, 2016 11:30AM REALLY PRESIDENT OBAMA?

    IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2015, THERE WERE 57 SUICIDES AMONG SERVICE MEMBERS

     I GUESS 57 SUICIDES DON’T COUNT AS DEATHS IN MILITARY SERVICE

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    Today, the Department of Defense released the Quarterly Suicide Report (QSR) for the first quarter of calendar year 2015. IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2015, THERE WERE 57 SUICIDES AMONG SERVICE MEMBERS.

    I GUESS OBAMA FORGOT TO…

    REMEMBER WHEN DEALING WITH DESPONDENT Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) VETERANS THAT THESE WAR FIGHTERS ARE SICK AND NEED TREATMENT —

    WE OWE THEM MUCH MORE THAN WE CAN GIVE SO AT LEAST PROVIDE THEM THAT COURTESY.

    OBAMA JUST FORGOT TO MENTION,  REMEMBER  OR HONOR (PTSD)  RELATED SUICIDES, DEATHS OF SERVICE MEMBERS IN HIS ARLINGTON VA CEMETERY MEMORIAL DAY ADDRESS

    WHAT DIFFERENCE, AT THIS POINT IN TIME, DOES IT MAKE?

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    Department of Defense Releases First Quarter 2015 Suicide Information

    Today, the Department of Defense released the Quarterly Suicide Report (QSR) for the first quarter of calendar year 2015.

    The report summarizes confirmed suicide counts for all services and components during the months of January through March of 2015, and also includes total suicide counts for 2014, 2013 and 2012.

    In the first quarter of 2015, there were 57 suicides among service members in the active component, 15 suicides among service members in the reserve component and 27 suicides among service members in the National Guard.

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    SHELLSHOCK The World War I name for what is known today as post-traumatic stress, this is a psychological disorder that develop …shellshock psychological disturbance caused by prolonged exposure to active warfare, especially being under bombardment.

    Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – Mayo Clinic

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    Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that’s triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it.

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    Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) On military personnel

    Military personnel subject to combat in war often suffer mental and physical injuries, including depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, disease, injury, and death.

    In every war in which American soldiers have fought in, the chances of becoming a psychiatric casualty – of being debilitated for some period of time as a consequence of the stresses of military life – were greater than the chances of being killed by enemy fire.

    — No More Heroes, Richard Gabriel[28]

    During World War II, research conducted by US Army Brigadier General S.L.A. Marshall found that, on average, only 15% to 20% of American riflemen in WWII combat fired at the enemy.[16] In Civil War Collector’s Encyclopedia, F.A. Lord notes that of the 27,574 discarded muskets found on the Gettysburg battlefield, nearly 90% were loaded, with 12,000 loaded more than once and 6,000 loaded 3 to 10 times. These studies suggest that most military personnel resist firing their weapons in combat, that – as some theorists argue – human beings have an inherent resistance to killing their fellow human beings.[16] Swank and Marchand’s WWII study found that after sixty days of continuous combat, 98% of all surviving military personnel will become psychiatric casualties. Psychiatric casualties manifest themselves in fatigue cases, confusional states, conversion hysteria, anxiety, obsessional and compulsive states, and character disorders.[16]

    One-tenth of mobilised American men were hospitalised for mental disturbances between 1942 and 1945, and after thirty-five days of uninterrupted combat, 98% of them manifested psychiatric disturbances in varying degrees.

    — 14–18: Understanding the Great War, Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau, Annette Becker[28]

    Additionally, it has been estimated that anywhere from 18% to 54% of Vietnam war veterans suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.[16]

    Based on 1860 census figures, 8% of all white American males aged 13 to 43 died in the American Civil War, including about 6% in the North and approximately 18% in the South.[47] The war remains the deadliest conflict in American history, resulting in the deaths of 620,000 military personnel. United States military casualties of war since 1775 have totaled over two million. Of the 60 million European military personnel who were mobilized in World War I, 8 million were killed, 7 million were permanently disabled, and 15 million were seriously injured.[48]

    It is estimated that between 1985 and 1994, 378,000 people per year died due to war.[52]

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    Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) On AMERICAN VETERANS

    PLEASE REMEMBER WHEN DEALING WITH DESPONDENT VETERANS THAT THESE WAR FIGHTERS ARE SICK AND NEED TREATMENT — WE OWE THEM MUCH MORE THAN WE CAN GIVE SO AT LEAST PROVIDE THEM THAT COURTESY

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    Feb 29, 2016 – “You’re going to hear it once,” Trump said, as the protesters kept shouting. “All … “All lives matter,” he repeated as his crowd cheered. Trump …

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    Arlington National Cemetery: 8 Surprising Facts

    May 28, 2012 By Christopher Klein

    Since 1868, Arlington National Cemetery has been the focal point of national Memorial Day commemorations. As the United States honors its fallen military heroes, explore eight surprising facts about one of the most sacred pieces of ground in America.

    1. Arlington National Cemetery is located on Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s confiscated estate.
      Days after resigning from the U.S. Army on April 20, 1861, to take command of Virginian forces in the Civil War, Robert E. Lee left the Arlington estate where he had married Mary Lee and lived for 30 years. He would never return. After Virginia seceded from the Union on May 23, 1861, Union troops crossed the Potomac River from the national capital and occupied the 200-acre property and house that been built by George Washington Parke Custis, Mary’s father and the step-grandson of George Washington. After Mary Lee, confined to a wheelchair, sent a representative instead of appearing personally to pay a $92.07 tax bill, the government seized the property in 1864. With Washington, D.C., teeming with dead soldiers and out of burial space, Quartermaster General Montgomery C. Meigs formally proposed Arlington as the location of a new military cemetery. On May 13, 1864, 21-year-old Private William Christman of Pennsylvania, who had died of peritonitis, became the first military man buried at Arlington. To ensure the house would forever be uninhabitable for the Lees, Meigs directed graves to be placed as close to the mansion as possible, and in 1866 he ordered the remains of 2,111 unknown Civil War soldiers killed on battlefields near Washington, D.C., to be placed inside a vault in the Lees’ rose garden.
    2. A Supreme Court ruling in 1882 could have resulted in the exhumation of 17,000 graves.
      More than a decade after Lee’s death, the Supreme Court ruled that the U.S. government had seized his estate without due process and ordered it returned to his family in the same condition as when it was illegally confiscated. If followed, the ruling could have required the exhumation of all of Arlington’s dead, but instead Lee’s son officially sold the property to Congress for $150,000 in 1883.
    3. The cemetery hosted the first national Memorial Day commemoration in 1868.
      In 1868, General John A. Logan, commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, officially proclaimed May 30 as Decoration Day “for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion.” The first national commemoration took place at Arlington on May 30, 1868, with General Ulysses S. Grant in attendance and General James Garfield as the featured speaker. Decoration Day was eventually renamed Memorial Day.
    4. Arlington is the only national cemetery to hold servicemen from every war in U.S. history.
      Although the first military burial at Arlington National Cemetery didn’t occur until 1864, the burial ground holds the remains of those who fought in every war since the Revolution. In 1892, soldiers killed in the Revolutionary War were reinterred from a Georgetown cemetery, and casualties from the War of 1812 have been reburied at Arlington as well.
    5. Three World War II enemy combatants are buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
      Scattered among America’s honored dead are two Italian prisoners of war and one German prisoner of war captured during World War II. The three enemy combatants died in captivity in the Washington, D.C., area, and the Geneva Conventions required proper burials. With Arlington being the closest national cemetery, the men were buried there. In total, there are approximately 60 foreign nationals interred in Arlington, most being allied servicemen who perished in air disasters that included American soldiers.
    6. Nearly 4,000 former slaves are buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
      After seizing Lee’s estate, the federal government set aside acreage to be a model community for emancipated, freed and fugitive slaves. Freedman’s Village included farmland, homes, a hospital, a school and a mess hall before shuttering in 1900. African-Americans who lived at the village were buried on the property, and their graves were incorporated into Section 27 of Arlington National Cemetery. Their headstones are inscribed with “citizen” or “civilian.”
    7. There may never be another addition to the Tomb of the Unknowns.
      Among the 5,000 unknowns entombed at Arlington are the unidentified remains of World War I, World War II and Korean War servicemen buried at the Tomb of the Unknowns. An unknown from the Vietnam War was entombed in 1984, but the remains were exhumed in 1998, positively identified by DNA testing as those of Air Force First Lieutenant Michael Joseph Blassie and reinterred at a military cemetery in Missouri. Advancements in DNA testing may mean that all future remains will be able to be positively identified and no future interments at the Tomb of the Unknowns will occur.
    8. Soldiers plant flags in front of every tombstone on Memorial Day weekend.
      On every Memorial Day weekend since 1948, troops in the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment—the Army’s official ceremonial unit known as the “Old Guard”—have placed small American flags in front of all of Arlington’s tombstones. Each flag is planted precisely one foot in front of a grave marker and perfectly centered. This year, 1,700 soldiers participated in the tradition known as “Flags-In.” They planted approximately 220,000 flags on the Thursday evening before Memorial Day, and they will be removed at the holiday’s conclusion.

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    HOW HAS OBAMA’S  VETERAN’S ADMINISTRATION OF VA HOSPITALS HELPED  MILITARY VETERANS WITH MEDICAL TREATMENT,  PTSD AND TBI?

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    Veterans neglected for years in VA facility – CNNPolitics.com – CNN.com

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    Jun 23, 2014 – Two veterans in a Veterans Affairs psychiatric facility languished for years without proper treatment, according to a scathing letter and report sent Monday to the White House by the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, or OSC. … The report also slams the VA’s medical review agency, the …

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    How cops can help military veterans with PTSD and TBI – PoliceOne

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    Nov 11, 2014 – Please remember when dealing with despondent veterans that these war fighters are sick and need … PTSD and suicide in law enforcement isn’t new to the thin blue line. … Video: Ariz. police shoot, kill armed carjacker.

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