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  • I Got A Phone Call From WA DC

    Yep, May 19, 2017, Rep Kilmer’s Martha called me from WA DC her time,  9:50 AM

    I received the call on my time,  12:50 PM West Coast time.

    We had about a 20 minute conversation.

    The rest of the story  is the timing  and content of the ridiculously absurd  email Rep Kilmer Friday, sent to me May 19, 2017 10:52 AM.

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    THIS IS THE STORY

    I have been emailing  a bunch of the postings on this website to Rep Kilmer on his “contact me”.  Checking the box I want a response.

    It took some goading, doing something continuously, provoking and  annoying, to stimulate action, reaction but I finally got  a  response from Kilmer’s office in WA DC.

    Martha wants to know

    What  I want from WA STATE Representative Derek Kilmer?

    Really? What do I want? This is my 920th posting on behindmyback.org. established  Jan 29, 2013

    Simply put, I want what Abraham Lincoln   wanted on Nov 19, 1863 “Gettysburg Address” that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain-that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom-and that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.

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    What do I want?

    As a concerned American Grandmother, with three children, (10) grandchildren and (9) great grand children…

    I want exactly the same as We the hard working  American citizens want, the WA DC. establishment  of elected Representatives, both Republican’s  and Democrat’s to work for the American people not the party.

    What “we the American people want” is for all elected MEMBERS OF CONGRESS et al, like resistance, bad mouthing, obstructing, Schumer, Maxine Waters, Cummins, Pelosi, Feinstein, Pocahontas, Cantwell, Murray, and Kilmer to follow the lead of President Trump and put America and the American people first.

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    To the WA DC Politico establishment congress et al,  I would ask…

    “When honor and the law no longer stood  on the same side of the line, what did you stand for?

    You, members of congress et al, had a choice

    “You always have a choice. don’t ever imagine you don’t. Whatever you do, it’s a decision and you have to accept responsibility for it. That’s when honor becomes more than empty words.”

    Next time you’re faced with a choice, like fixing the Obamacare disaster, vote for the right thing. it will hurt all American’s less in the long run.”

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    You, the establishment politicians,  lost the election on Nov 8, 2016.

    YOU WERE OVERWHELMINGLY  REJECTED BY AMERICAN VOTERS

    GET OVER IT.

    TRUMP WON BECAUSE HE WAS NOT A  UNITED NATIONS GLOBALIZATION POLITICIAN AND HE LOVES AMERICA

    “WHEN HONOR AND THE LAW NO LONGER STOOD  ON THE SAME SIDE OF THE LINE, WHAT DID TRUMP STAND FOR?

    PRESIDENT TRUMP WON BECAUSE HE HAD A PLAN FOR AMERICA. HE  SIGNED A CONTRACT WITH THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND FIRST 100 DAY PLAN FOR AMERICA.

    AMERICAN VOTERS HAD A CHOICE

    IT WAS AN EASY CHOICE FOR AMERICAN CITIZENS.

    WITHOUT AMERICA THERE WOULD BE NO FREE WORLD

    WITHOUT PRESIDENT TRUMP THERE WOULD BE NO AMERICA

    AMERICA HAS DULY ELECTED  INTELLIGENT, HONORABLE, HONEST,  STRONG, LAW ENFORCING, HARD WORKING CONSTITUTIONALLY MOTIVATED,  TRULY PATRIOTIC, GLOBALLY POWERFUL  AMERICAN PRESIDENT.

    WHAT DO I WANT FROM WA DC?

    READ THE PLANS FOR AMERICA THAT MADE DONALD J. TRUMP PRESIDENT.

    Members of congress et al, The Next time you are  faced with a choice, like fixing the Obamacare disaster, protecting America’s borders, creating prosperity, like putting justice on the right side of the law, vote for the right thing for the American People.

    Members of congress et al,  always had a choice. Whatever you did, whatever you do,  Schumer, Maxine Waters, Cummins, Pelosi, Feinstein, Pocahontas, Kilmer, Murray, Cantwell,  We the American voters  know who you are, we know what you did,   it was  your decision, you own it and you are responsible for it.

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    Kilmer’s Martha and I talked for about 20 minutes, partly about lies and atrocities committed in America.

    The Benghazi lies, that I knew about two weeks after it happened and told Kilmer about in 2012.  The media cover up of the rape of a five year old developmentally disabled girl in Twin Falls Idaho, (got no response from Kilmer, Cantwell or Murray)  Female genital mutilation,  by a doctor Detroit U.S.A.  practicing medicine in Henry Ford Hospital.

    Martha said she would check out my website.

    And,  when Martha asked me What I wanted  Rep Kilmer to do about Obamacare, I said, I want Rep Kilmer to stand up in the U.S. House of Representative, cross the isle, and support a bipartisan fix in the best interest of the American people..

    I asked Martha to let me know when Rep Kilmer will be on C-SPAN doing it.

    The bottom line

    Members of congress et al,  always had a choice. Whatever you did, whatever you do,  Schumer, Maxine Waters, Cummins, Pelosi, Feinstein, Pocahontas, Kilmer, Murray, Cantwell,  We the American voters  know who you are, we know what you did,   it was  your decision, you own it and you are responsible for it.

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    THE REST OF THE STORY

    Yep, May 19, 2017 Martha called me from WA DC her time,  9:50 AM

    My time in Port Angeles WA,  12:50 PM

    Martha and I  had a 20 minute conversation 42 MINUTES  later WA DC time

    I received the  ridiculously absurd ..wildly illogical and wholly inappropriate robo response email from Rep Kilmer

    —– Original Message —–

    From: Representative Derek Kilmer

    To: phew@wavecable.com

    Sent: Friday, May 19, 2017 10:52 AM

    Subject: Responding to Your Message

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    Dear Ms. Hewett ,

    ABSURD SNIPPET FROM  KILMER’S EMAIL

    Thank you for contacting me regarding your concerns about President Donald Trump and the policies his administration is pursuing.

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    I AM A DEPLORABLE GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP

    I was Trump’s Campaign Chair in Clallam County  WA.

    Trump is the President of the United States of America and, by popular vote, Trump is the president in Kilmer’s hometown Port Angeles Clallam County WA

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    MORE ABSURD SNIPPETS FROM  KILMER’S EMAIL

    Kilmer shares my concerns…

    Kilmer appreciates me taking my time to share my thoughts with him.

    Kilmer thinks about the future he wants for his two little girls. He wants  his  daughters – and all kids.

    Kilmer says, Unfortunately, the new Trump Administration appears to have the wrong priorities.

    Kilmer says, Please know that I will continue to oppose these efforts.

    Kilmer says, America is the sum of its diverse parts, and Kilmer says he will vehemently oppose any attempts to undermine protection of our values.

    Kilmer says Trump has called into question the rule of law.

    Kilmer says, He  will also do all he can to ensure that Congress exercises its oversight authority and advocates for the rule of law.

    Kilmer says, If we are going to advance thoughtful, positive policies

    and if we are going to stop wrong-headed, divisive ones,

    we need citizens like you to be engaged. Thank you for that.

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    THE REST OF THE STORY DOCUMENTED

    —– Original Message —–

    From: Representative Derek Kilmer

    To: phew@wavecable.com

    Sent: Friday, May 19, 2017 10:52 AM

    Subject: Responding to Your Message

    Dear Ms. Hewett,

    Thank you for contacting me regarding your concerns about President Donald Trump and the policies his administration is pursuing. I share your concern, and I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with me.

    When I think about the next four years, I think about the future I want for my two little girls. I want my daughters – and all kids – to be able to get a top-notch education where their class sizes are small and their teachers are treated like professionals. As they grow older, I want my kids to be able to go to college without taking on mounds of debt. When they’re old enough, I want each of them to be able to get a good job that pays a good wage and has decent benefits – where they’re respected as working people. I want that for all Americans. I want my daughters to grow up in a world where discrimination is a thing of the past – where regardless of your race, religion, gender, orientation, ethnicity, ability or disability, you are a valued member of our community and our country. I want that future for them. I want them to grow up in a world where we protect the planet because we know our kids are only as safe as the water they drink, the air they breathe, and the earth we pass on to them.

    Frankly, those are the issues, among many others, that will be at stake in the years ahead.

    Unfortunately, the new Administration appears to have the wrong priorities. President Trump has already pursued policies that target immigrants, divide refugees by religion, and deny healthcare to millions of Americans. He has sought to undermine ongoing investigations into Russia’s engagement with our election and has called into question the rule of law. He has levied attacks on the judiciary and created enormous concerns about his own conflicts of interest. He has questioned the vital need to protect our environment for future generations.

    Please know that I will continue to oppose these efforts. America is the sum of its diverse parts, and I will vehemently oppose any attempts to undermine protection of our values.

    I will also do all I can to ensure that Congress exercises its oversight authority and advocates for the rule of law. The Constitution calls for protection of civil rights and civil liberties. It calls for the protection of free speech, freedom of religion, and a free press. It created an independent judiciary, empowered to review the actions of the executive branch to ensure they are legal and Constitutional. I respect that, and I’ll do everything in my power to make sure that our president respects those principles as well.

    Abraham Lincoln once said, “Public sentiment is everything.” If we are going to advance thoughtful, positive policies and if we are going to stop wrong-headed, divisive ones, we need citizens like you to be engaged. Thank you for that.

    Hearing the views of folks in our region is important to my work. I encourage you to continue to share your views with me on this topic or any other issue. Thank you for reaching out. It is an honor to serve as your representative.
    Sincerely,

    Derek Kilmer
    Member of Congress

     


  • 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 …