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  • WA State NO Preparation for Nuclear Attack?

    RCW 38.52.010 Definitions.

     RCW 38.52.030, was passed into law in 1983

    However, “emergency management” or “comprehensive emergency management” DOES NOT MEAN PREPARATION FOR EMERGENCY EVACUATION OR RELOCATION OF RESIDENTS IN ANTICIPATION OF NUCLEAR ATTACK.

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    REPUBLICAN John Dennis Spellman was the GOVERNOR OF WA STATE between 1981 and 1985 and the first King County Executive from 1969 to 1981

    The author of the 1983 state law preventing a nuclear attack plan, former  Democratic state lawmaker Dick Nelson, felt that if Seattle suffered a nuclear attack, the chances of survival would be so low that a preparation plan would have been moot anyway.

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    APR 27, 2017 FIRST PUBLIC MEDIA…..

    If N. Korea launches nukes, Washington’s not allowed to have – KGW-TV

    www.kgw.com/news/local/state-law-prevents-nuclear-attack…plan/434534117

    APR 27, 2017 – RCW 38.52.030, passed in 1983, says “The comprehensive, all-hazard … subsection may not include preparation for emergency evacuation or relocation … The author of the state law preventing a nuclear attack plan, former …

    The author of the state law preventing a nuclear attack plan, former Democratic state lawmaker Dick Nelson, says at the time, Washington state was inundated with nuclear threats, and the idea was to create an example of peace.

    “It was about finding a middle ground we could all agree on,” he said in April.

    Nelson also felt that if Seattle were to be attacked, the chances of survival would be so low that a preparation plan would have been moot anyway.

    But Nelson says the law does provide an “out” so cities can create their own plan. He says the law doesn’t necessarily prevent a plan from being put into place, but rather offers the option of not creating a plan.

    APR 27, 2017 REGARDLESS, THE STATE SAYS IT HAS NO EVACUATION PLAN.

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    MAY 23, 2017 State Representative Dick Muri

    My proposal, House Bill 2214, along with the Senate companion bill 5936, sponsored by Sens. David Frockt, D-Kenmore, and Mark Milocsia, R-Federal Way, will remove some of the language inserted into our emergency planning laws from 1984.

    THIS NECESSARY CHANGE WOULD ALLOW FOR THE PREPARATION OF EMERGENCY EVACUATION OR RELOCATION OF RESIDENTS IN ANTICIPATION OF A NUCLEAR ATTACK.

    As always, I welcome your comments, questions and concerns. Please feel free to reach out to me in my district office in Steilacoom (253) 301-2278 or by email at dick.muri@leg.wa.gov.

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    So, Aug 14, 2017 at 8:35AM,  I called Representative Dick Muri district office in Steilacoom (253) 301-2278 because he welcomes  my comments, questions and concerns.

    I spoke with a very nice young lady named  L J. And, she listened.
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    As Representative Dick Muri pointed out….

    For many of us who lived through the “cold war” era, bomb shelters, air raid sirens, and nuclear drills in which school children were taught to “duck and cover,” were common occurrences.

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    I am 75 years old,  in the 1950-60’s we were school children living in fear of a  NUCLEAR ATTACK for many years.

    And, nobody bothered to talked to us about our childish fears. But of course we were tough little American kids, and we lived through it!

    Aug 14, 2017 As usual, I am a concerned American grandmother of 10 and the great grandmother of 9. And, I have concerns about the fear that the WA State revised nuclear attack emergency law will have on all of our “not nearly as tough” school children.

    As, Representative Dick Muri  pointed out…. We should be prepared for every eventuality.

    I watched the 1963 movie “Ladybug, Ladybug” once, about a month ago on AMC. The result is an engrossing film that is depressing because of its realism. It brought back old fearful memories of nuclear war and attacks (those things nobody talked about to school children) and It’s haunted me ever since.

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    ‘Ladybug, Ladybug’ Reviews Fly High For Perry’s Thriller — Corsair 11 …

    cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&d=CRS19631211.2.22

    WED. DEC 11, 1963 Based on a true Incident, “Ladybug” presents an unarguable— and … 1963, issue of McCall’s Magazine, the film probes the inner terror and the external actions of elementary school children and their teachers, who believe that a nuclear war has begun.

    “Ladybug, Ladybug,’ which will begin its world premiere engagement on Friday DEC 13, 1963  at the Fox Lido Theater, is just such a picture.—B.H.

    The Movie Lady Bug, Lady Bug is based on a true Incident, Adhering to the actual events that took place in 1962 in a small California community, and which were subsequently written of, in the April, 1963, issue of McCall’s Magazine.

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    This is how it started…

    Ladybug Ladybug: Elementary School Atomic Drill – YouTube

    ▶ 10:16

    Jul 30, 2011 – Uploaded by CONELRAD6401240

    It’s haunted me ever since. I wonder why the full movie isn’t available online anymore? Thanks to …

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    California Digital Newspaper Collection > Corsair > 11 December 1963

    ‘Ladybug, Ladybug’ Reviews Fly High For Perry’s Thriller

    Successful film producer Frank Perry (“David and Lisa”) queried the 1,000 youngsters he auditioned for roles in his latest screen effort, the thought-provoking suspense film, “Ladybug, Ladybug”: “What do you think the world will be like in ten years?” Three-fourths of the perceptive children, conditioned by their parents’ reactions to the threat of nuclear war, as were their “Ladybug” counterparts, in essence replied: “What world?” This foreboding response,

    Perry feels, confirms his belief that “children comprehend more than adults give them credit for,” a point that he brings out in his film.

    Based on a true Incident, “Ladybug” presents an unarguable— and —disturbing—account of the penalty paid by modern society if It is “almost conditioned by fear.”

    Adhering to the actual events that took place in 1962 in a small California community, and which were subsequently written of in the April, 1963, issue of McCall’s Magazine,

    the film probes the inner terror and the external actions of elementary school children and their teachers, who believe that a nuclear war has begun.

    While, in reality, the mistake was soon corrected, Perry and his script-writer wife, Eleanor, wondered what would happen if their film sustained,

    for one teacher and a group of children, the dread of not knowing whether their “go home” drill was real. The result is an engrossing film that is depressing because of its realism.

    With the appearance of every freckled face and mouth only half full of teeth, as well as with each suspenseful development, the viewer reflects on the undeniable possibility of such a tragedy.

    Opening with a close-up of a hand holding a stop-watch, the picture later comes to its shattering climax with the force of the magnified snapping of an illusory mainspring.

    The effect leaves popcorn gobblers with their mouths open, and the theater uncomfortably hushed.

    While unknowns constituted half of the major cast, all the performances were more than adequately convincing. Exceptionally good in their roles were “teacher” Nancy Marchand (professional), and students Alice Playten (professional) and Christopher Howard (previously unknown). Producer, director, film-editor Perry, and his wife are making a name for themselves not only because of the speed and skill with which they make their films (“Ladybug” took 36 days to film, “David and Lisa,” 25), but also because they will only do films that they believe in.”

    “Ladybug, Ladybug,’ say the Perrys, which will begin its world premiere engagement on Friday at the Fox Lido Theater, is just such a picture.—B.H. Corsair, Volume 36, Number 10, 11 December 1963

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    Representative Dick Muri (cont.)

    Inundated with threats of possible nuclear retaliation by the (then) Soviet Union, many Washingtonians grew to believe the constant nuclear drills and disaster planning efforts created a culture of fear. Anti-nuke activists, centered mainly in the Seattle area, thought our only safety was in forcing the dismantling of all nuclear weapons. Because of this, they looked upon civil defense preparations as a waste of time and resources.

    I’m working with my colleagues in the House and Senate to see this is changed. The state of Washington is responsible for the protection of the lives and property of its citizens. In the case of any type of catastrophic disaster, our residents are entitled to the protections and services of the state. We should be prepared for every eventuality.

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    My request, Please consider our school children

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    Because our time during the current special legislative session focuses on education funding issues, it is unlikely this legislation will move forward this year. I’ve introduced the bill in the House now to ensure the necessary work begins prior to the start of the 2018 legislative session.

    As always, I welcome your comments, questions and concerns. Please feel free to reach out to me in my district office in Steilacoom (253) 301-2278 or by email at dick.muri@leg.wa.gov.

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     Representative Dick Muri

    OPINION-EDITORIAL: Removing the state prohibition on nuclear …

    dickmuri.houserepublicans.wa.gov/2017/…/prohibition-nuclear-attack-planning-muri/

    MAY 23, 2017 – Could Washington someday be the target of a nuclear attack? … RCW 38.52.010 specifically prohibits state emergency responders from …

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    OVER THREE MONTHS LATER, AUGUST 10, 2017 KING 5 LOCAL LIBERAL  TV FINALLY GOT AROUND TO MENTIONING IT!

    A little known law is preventing Washington state for preparing for a nuclear attack.

    If N. Korea launches nukes, Washington state doesn’t have evacuation …

    www.king5.com/news/local/washington-law-prevents-nuclear-attack…/434525985

    5 days ago – If N. Korea launches nukes, Washington state doesn’t have … Despite growing concerns about a nuclear strike on the U.S. by North Korea, emergency management … where we’re prohibited from planning for relocation or evacuation in … The author of the state law preventing a nuclear attack plan, former …

    “Because of paranoia and scare that preparing for war would lead to war, legislators back in the early 80s set up this silly system (RCW 38.52.030, was passed into law in 1983) where we’re prohibited from planning for relocation or evacuation in the event of a nuclear war,” said Sen. Mark Miloscia (R-Federal Way), who co-sponsored the bill.

    Retired General Barry McCaffrey, who has been outspoken about the need to pay serious attention to North Korea, calls the law “goofy.”

    “Certainly it’s a goofy thing to not tell people to think about a major real threat,” he said in April. “What we’re trying to achieve is deterrence, which means ballistic missile defense.”

    Despite growing concerns about a nuclear strike on the U.S. by North Korea, emergency management officials in Washington state say they are prevented from forming an evacuation plan in the event of a nuclear attack. An effort is underway to change that.

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    MAY 23, 2017 State Representative Dick Muri
    My proposal, House Bill 2214, along with the Senate companion bill 5936, sponsored by Sens. David Frockt, D-Kenmore, and Mark Milocsia, R-Federal Way, will remove some of the language inserted into our emergency planning laws from 1984.

     As always, I welcome your comments, questions and concerns. Please feel free to reach out to me in my district office in Steilacoom (253) 301-2278 or by email at dick.muri@leg.wa.gov.


  • Aug 2, 2017 Trump’s RAISING Hell Act

    Aug. 2, 2017 President is Raising hell about things that, take away American jobs and protects our workers…

    ARAMARK CORP  IMPORTED 16 FOREIGN VISA WORKERS, to work at Lake Quinault Lodge,  WA State, 

    WOW, 16 jobs taken from our depressed local community where few are working.

    President Donald J. Trump Backs RAISE Act | whitehouse.gov

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press…/president-donald-j-trump-backs-raise-act

    3 days ago – President Donald J. Trump Backs RAISE Act. Bill will create a merit-based immigration system that protects our workers, our taxpayers, and our …

    3 days ago – President Trump announced the Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment (RAISE) Act on Aug. 2, 2017 which aims to cut immigration …

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    Aug. 2, 2017 President is Raising hell about things that, take away American jobs and protects our workers…

    ARAMARK CORP  IMPORTED 16 FOREIGN VISA WORKERS, TO Lake Quinault Lodge,  WA State,  this year from Nigeria, India, Pakistan, and Romania to name a few. Guaranteed employment until October.  WOW! 16 jobs taken from our depressed local community where few are working.

    And, Trump is raising hell in more ways than one…

    Jul 27, 2017 – NPS Commercial Services. … is pleased to announce the selection of Brian Borda as the new Chief of Commercial Services for the National Park Service

    ARAMARK CORP IS A COMMERCIAL SERVICE, A NATIONAL PARKS SERVICE CONCESSIONAIRE and there is a new sheriff (Brian Borda) in WA DC, 

    PLEASE CLICK HERE   All records

    AUTHORIZED CONCESSIONERS EVERY ONE IS LISTED, BY STATE IN EVERY STATE.

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    News – NPS Commercial Services – National Park Service

    https://concessions.nps.gov/news.htm

    Jul 27, 2017 – NPS Commercial Services. … is pleased to announce the selection of Brian Borda as the new Chief of Commercial Services for the National Park Service. … Pilot Endorsed as Innovative Service Opportunity by Deputy Director.

    If you’d like to know about all the concession operations in our national parks, please click here  for a list of National Park Service-authorized concessioners. Advice on Concessions management in the National Park System is provided by the Concessions Management Advisory Board. Click here to learn more about the Board and view presentations of past meetings.

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    I DID CLICK , ARAMARK  IS REALLY RASING HELL IN  CLALLAM COUNTY, WA STATE.

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    POSTED Sep 18, 2008

    Another Aramark Ripoff – Review of Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort …

    https://www.tripadvisor.com › … › Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort

    Rating: 2 – ‎Review by a TripAdvisor user – ‎Price range: $258 – $331 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)

    Sep 18, 2008 – Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort: Another Aramark Ripoff – See 459 traveler reviews, 211 candid photos, and great deals for Sol Duc Hot Springs …

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    ARAMARK PARKS AND RESORTS HAS BEEN PROVIDING ALL THIS AND MORE FOR 40 …

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    FINALLY IN 2015 ARAMARK GOT THE BOOT (seven years later)

    Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort
    c/o: Olympic Peninsula Hospitality, LLC

    1101 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19107
    720-255-9548

    Services: Swimming Pools; Food Service Operations; Retail Operations; Lodging; Campgrounds

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    ARAMARK BRAGS A LOT!

     ARAMARK PARKS AND RESORTS HAS BEEN PROVIDING ALL THIS AND MORE FOR 40 …

    “ARAMARK’S BEEN GIVEN A TREMENDOUS OPPORTUNITY BY THE NATIONAL PARKS SERVICE IN TRUSTING US TO DELIVER UPON THEIR SUSTAINABLE INITIATIVES AND PRESERVE THIS LAND”

    ARAMARK “WE’VE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE INNOVATIVE AND CREATIVE IN COMING UP WITH NEW IDEAS OF HOW TO DELIVER ON OUR MUTUAL OBJECTIVES.”

    MUTUAL GLOBELIZATION OBJECTIVES AROUND THE WORLD,  IN 22 COUNTRIES OUR 270,000+ TEAM MEMBERS DELIVER…….

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    ARAMARK’S TEAM MEMBERS DELIVER……. OR NOT!

    La Crosse Tribune – Jul 31, 2017

    Aramark workers air dirty laundry in contract dispute

    Most of the demonstrators, members of United Electrical Workers Local 1121, were wearing orange T-shirts with “Inmate #632” stenciled on the front and “Eramark State Prison” on the back AS THEY TREKKED OUT OF THE BUILDING WHERE THEY LAUNDER UNIFORMS, TOWELS AND OTHER SUPPLIES FOR HOTELS, RESTAURANTS AND OTHER BUSINESSES.

    ARAMARK IS RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST ADMIRED COMPANIES BY FORTUNE, AS WELL AS AN EMPLOYER OF CHOICE BY THE HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN AND DIVERSITYINC. Learn more at www.aramark.com or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

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    Organizational Structure of the National Park Service (U.S. National …

    https://www.nps.gov/aboutus/organizational-structure.htm

    Jan 9, 2017THEY ARE LED BY THE NPS DIRECTOR, WHO IS SUPPORTED BY SENIOR EXECUTIVES (SES Obama’s leftovers?) who manage … Chief of Staff … Deputy Director, Congressional & External Relations … Business Services Directorate … COMMERCIAL SERVICES PROGRAM.

    And, ARAMARK CORP IS A COMMERCIAL SERVICE, A NATIONAL PARKS SERVICE CONCESSIONAIRE and there is a new sheriff (Brian Borda) in WA DC.

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    ARAMARK’S Monopoly is Bad for America

    How Bad is ARAMARK’S Monopoly in America?

     WORSE THAN YOU THINK….

    AND, ARAMARK GLOBAL MONOPOLY IS WORSE THAN YOU COULD EVER IMAGINE.

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    The rest of the story by Pearl Harvey

    So, ARAMARK BROUGHT IN 16 FOREIGN VISA WORKERS to Lake Quinault Lodge, WA State

    I wonder what they’ve (ARAMARK) done up at Lake Crescent Lodge?

    Hmmm…. ONP ARAMARK’S MONOPOLY IN CLALLAM COUNTY WA?

    WHAT HAS ARAMARK’S  MONOPOLY, USING IMPORTED FOREIGN VISA WORKERS, DONE  TO LOCAL EMPLOYMENT IN CLALLAM COUNTY WA?

    Lake Crescent Lodge/Fairholme Store/Hurricane Ridge.

    c/o: ARAMARK Sports and Entertainment Services, LLC

    ARAMARK Tower Philadelphia, PA 19107

    Services: Auto, Gas, and Service Stations; Rentals; Retail Operations; Food Service Operations; Lodging

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    Log Cabin Resort

    c/o: ARAMARK Sports and Entertainment Services, LLC

    3183 East Beach Road Port Angeles, WA 98363
    360-928-3325

    Services: Food Service Operations; Lodging; Retail Operations; Rentals

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    So, I emailed ONP……

    Sent: Wednesday, August 02, 2017 6:52 PM

    Subject: ONP Foreign Job Visa Workers?

    People send me stuff… Concerns.

    Lake Quinault Lodge, Aramark Corp. brought in 16 foreign visa workers this year from Nigeria, India, Pakistan, and Romania to name a few. Guaranteed employment until October.  WOW! 16 jobs taken from our depressed local community where few are working.

    What has ARAMARK done at Lake Crescent Lodge?

    The response FROM ONP….

    Hi Pearl

    We don’t have that kind of information for our concessionaires. You’ll need to call Aramark or Lake Crescent Lodge directly.

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    SO? LORD ONLY KNOWS WHAT ARAMARK MONOPOLY, IMPORTED FOREIGN VISA WORKERS, HAS DONE  TO LOCAL EMPLOYMENT IN CLALLAM COUNTY WA?

    What has ARAMARK done at Lake Crescent Lodge?

    What has ARAMARK done  at Log Cabin Resort?

    What has ARAMARK done at  Hurricane Ridge?

    What has ARAMARK done  at Fairholme Store?

    August 01, 2017 The tip of the LOCAL WA STATE ARAMARK Iceberg.

    August 01, 2017 Interestingly enough I learned today (in an email) that ARAMARK CORP. (partners of the park), and the current owners of the Lake Quinault Lodge, BROUGHT IN 16 FOREIGN VISA WORKERS THIS YEAR FROM NIGERIA, INDIA, PAKISTAN, AND ROMANIA TO NAME A FEW. GUARANTEED EMPLOYMENT UNTIL OCTOBER.  WOW! 16 JOBS TAKEN FROM OUR DEPRESSED LOCAL COMMUNITY WHERE FEW ARE WORKING. 

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    August 05, 2017 And,  Interestingly enough, I learned today,  researching on line  there is a new NPS sheriff (Brian Borda) in WA DC.  The old NPS concessioners swamp is being drained including  those who were previously  supported by SENIOR EXECUTIVES (SES Obama’s leftovers)

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    ARAMARK GLOBAL MONOPOLY CORP IS A COMMERCIAL SERVICE, A NATIONAL PARKS SERVICE CONCESSIONAIRE.

    AND IT IS POSSIBLE TO GIVE GIVE  A NATIONAL PARKS SERVICE CONCESSIONAIRE THE BOOT.

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    PRESIDENT TRUMP AND HIS  APPOINTED ADMINISTRATION ARE  DOING THEIR JOBS. 

    The bottom line

    BUT, HOW BADLY, HAVE ARAMARK GLOBAL MONOPOLY CORP’S IMPORTED  FOREIGN VISA WORKERS, AFFECTED AMERICAN WORKERS?

     


  • ARAMARK’S Monopoly is Bad for America

    How Bad is ARAMARK’S Monopoly in America?

     WORSE THAN YOU THINK….

    AND, ARAMARK GLOBAL MONOPOLY IS WORSE THAN YOU COULD EVER IMAGINE.

    August 01, 2017 The tip of the LOCAL ARAMARK Iceberg.

     Interestingly enough I learned today (in an email) that ARAMARK CORP. (partners of the park), and the current owners of the Lake Quinault Lodge, BROUGHT IN 16 FOREIGN VISA WORKERS THIS YEAR FROM NIGERIA, INDIA, PAKISTAN, AND ROMANIA TO NAME A FEW. GUARANTEED EMPLOYMENT UNTIL OCTOBER.  WOW! 16 JOBS TAKEN FROM OUR DEPRESSED LOCAL COMMUNITY WHERE FEW ARE WORKING. 

    Original Message —–

    From: xxx

    To: pearl hewett

    Sent: Tuesday, August 01, 2017 1:12 AM

    Subject: Foreign Job Visa Vandalism

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    Behind our backs, behind closed doors,

    The US Forest Service Uses its Authority and the National Park Service selects.

    THE U.S. FOREST SERVICE USED  ITS AUTHORITY TO ISSUE A SPECIAL USE PERMIT TO CONCESSIONAIRE ARAMARK FOR LAKE QUINAULT LODGE

     AND, THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE (NPS) SELECTED ARAMARK AS THE  NEW CONCESSION OPERATOR FOR YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, A CONTRACT WORTH ABOUT $2 BILLION DOLLARS

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    So, why did the National Park Service select Aramark over the incumbent, Delaware North?

    DOES CONGRESS HAVE A SAY IN THIS?

    YES, AFTER THE FACT, AFTER A FASHION.

    The park service (NPS)  is required to submit for a 60-day congressional review contracts worth more than $5 million a year or that last 10 years or more, Olson explained. Members of the House Natural Resources Committee and Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, though, do not have to formally approve it or take any action at all.

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    HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF MONOPOLY POWER AND MARKET POWER?

    HOW BIG AND HOW BAD IS ARAMARK’S MONOPOLY POWER IN AMERICA?

     ARAMARK  BRAGS, WE HAVE A BIG TEAM HERE AT ARAMARK. OUR DREAMERS AND DOERS ARE A TALENTED GROUP OF 270,000+, SPREAD OUT ACROSS 22 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES. They provide dedicated service to millions of our customers, and their expertise and tenacity is what drives our business.

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    HOW BIG AND HOW BAD IS ARAMARK’ S MARKET POWER IN AMERICA?

    ARAMARK IS A GLOBAL FOR PROFIT PROVIDER LISTED ON THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE

     Aramark’s revenues totaled US$14.416 billion in 2016, and the company was listed as the 27th largest employer on the Fortune 500. ….

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    NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE (NYSE):”ARMK”

    Description

     ARAMARK IS A GLOBAL PROVIDER of food, facilities and uniform services to education, healthcare, business and industry, and sports, leisure and corrections clients.

     ARAMARK The Company operates through three segments:

    Food and Support Services North America (FSS North America),

    Food and Support Services International (FSS International)

     and Uniform and Career Apparel (Uniform).

    FSS North America and FSS International segments include food, refreshment, specialized dietary and support services, including facility maintenance and housekeeping, provided to business, educational and healthcare institutions and in sports, leisure and other facilities.

    The Uniform segment includes rental, sale, cleaning, maintenance and delivery of personalized uniforms and other textile items to clients in a range of industries in the United States, Puerto Rico, Japan and Canada, including manufacturing, transportation, construction, restaurants and hotels, healthcare and pharmaceutical industries.

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    THAT IS THE SCOPE OF ARAMARK’S GLOBAL MONOPOLY POWER AND MARKET POWER.

    ANY QUESTIONS?

    HOW ABOUT A 2011 COMMENT, ARAMARK’S PROFITS CONTINUE TO ROLL IN EVEN WHEN THE COMPANY DOES A TERRIBLE JOB.

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    ARAMARK HAS ALSO BEEN THE SUBJECT OF A NUMBER OF SCANDALS REGARDING LABOR PRACTICES AND …

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    Is Aramark as bad as John Oliver thinks? No, it’s worse!

    By MiAtheistGal

    Sunday Jul 27, 2014 · 11:45 AM PDT

    Last Sunday (07/20/14) on his superb HBO show, Last Week Tonight, John Oliver treated us to a look at America’s Broken Prison System.  If you haven’t seen this piece, it’s worth the 17+ minutes.  Mainly, the piece focused on why we have many more people in prison than any other country.  Due to these high populations, we’ve had to look at ways to reduce costs, mostly through privatization of certain prison services.

    It was during this part of the piece regarding privatization that Oliver brought up Aramark, one of the companies providing meals to the prison population once it’s been privatized.

    OF COURSE, I KNEW ARAMARK WAS A PRIVATE PRISON FOOD PROVIDER.  THAT FACT IS HARD TO MISS IN MICHIGAN,

    AS THIS IS ONE OF STATES WHERE THE INFAMOUS maggoty meals WERE SERVED TO PRISONERS.

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    NOV 22, 2006 – ARAMARK HAS THE SOLE CONTRACT FOR ALL SERVICES ON CAMPUS,”

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    ACCORDING TO A 2011 REPORT  FROM THE JUSTICE POLICY INSTITUTE (JPI),… ARAMARK’S PROFITS CONTINUE TO ROLL IN EVEN WHEN THE COMPANY DOES A TERRIBLE JOB.

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    Prison strike organizers to protest food giant Aramark | PBS NewsHour

    www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/prison-strike-protest-aramark/

    BY Kamala Kelkar JANUARY 8, 2017 at 2:01 PM EDT …. Fathi said he did not think Aramark was any better or worse than other prison food companies, nor does the …

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    “IT’S A MONOPOLY AND THE CONSUMERS HAVE ULTIMATELY ZERO CHOICE,” HE SAID.

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    THERE’S NOTHING LIKE A PRISON FULL OF CAPTIVE  CONSUMER WITH “NO CHOICE”

    MONOPOLIES DO WHAT THEY WANT BECAUSE THEY CAN?

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    OH, SILLY ME… I THOUGHT THE U.S. GOVERNMENT HAD ANTI-TRUST LAWS AGAINST MONOPOLIES…

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    ANTITRUST LAWS. IN 1890, THE SHERMAN ANTI-TRUST ACT BECAME THE FIRST LEGISLATION PASSED BY THE U.S. CONGRESS TO LIMIT MONOPOLIES. … IN 1914, TWO ADDITIONAL ANTI-TRUST PIECES OF LEGISLATION WERE PASSED TO HELP PROTECT CONSUMERS AND PREVENT MONOPOLIES.

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    United States antitrust law is a collection of federal and state government laws that regulates the conduct and organization of BUSINESS CORPORATIONS, generally to promote fair competition for the benefit of consumers.

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     JAN 5, 2017

    Antitrust Laws And You – US Department of Justice

    https://www.justice.gov/atr/antitrust-laws-and-you

    JAN 5, 2017The Federal Government enforces three major Federal antitrust laws, and … AN UNLAWFUL MONOPOLY EXISTS WHEN ONE FIRM CONTROLS THE MARKET FOR A PRODUCT OR … The Antitrust Division also often uses other laws to fight illegal …

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    AFTER ABOUT 30 HOURS OF READING, RESEARCHING AND DOCUMENTING THE GLOBAL MONOPOLY OF ARAMARK WITH A  GROUP OF 270,000+, SPREAD OUT ACROSS 22 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES……

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    IT’S TIME FOR THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TO  INVESTIGATE THE SCOPE  OF ARAMARK IMPORTING AND HIRING OF UNSKILLED FOREIGN VISA WORKERS IN AMERICA (with and from a group of  270,000+workers)

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     ARAMARK CORP. BROUGHT IN 16 UNSKILLED FOREIGN VISA WORKERS THIS YEAR FROM NIGERIA, INDIA, PAKISTAN, AND ROMANIA TO NAME A FEW.(into one tiny WA State community)

    ARAMARK CORP. GUARANTEED EMPLOYMENT TO 16 UNSKILLED FOREIGN VISA WORKERS UNTIL OCTOBER. 

     ND WOW! 16 JOBS WERE TAKEN FROM OUR DEPRESSED LOCAL COMMUNITY WHERE FEW ARE WORKING. 

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     GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP

    TRUMP IMMIGRATION PROPOSAL IS A WAY TO PROTECT AMERICAN WORKERS BY REDUCING UNSKILLED IMMIGRATION.( LIKE ARAMARK CORP OF UNSKILLED FOREIGN VISA WORKERS?)

    PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID, AMERICA FIRST…

    “IT HAS NOT BEEN FAIR TO OUR PEOPLE, TO OUR CITIZENS, TO OUR WORKERS,” TRUMP SAID.

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    HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF MONOPOLY POWER “PLUS” MARKET POWER?

     WHEN IS PRESIDENT TRUMP’S  U.S. DEPT OF JUSTICE GOING TO INVESTIGATE THE MONOPOLY POWER “PLUS” THE MARKET POWER OF ARAMARK CORP.?


  • Sen. Cantwell Bipartisan Fix for Affordable?

    IF YOU DON’T WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE 500 LB. GORILLA IN WA DC, OBAMACARE’S UNAFFORDABLE FEDERAL HEALTHCARE FIX  JUST EMAIL OUT THE FOLLOWING AND CHANGE THE SUBJECT.

    —– Original Message —–

    From: Office of Senator Maria Cantwell

    To: phew@wavecable.com

    Sent: Tuesday, August 01, 2017 4:40 PM

    Subject: A BIPARTISAN FIX TO OUR AFFORDABLE HOUSING CRISIS

    FELLOW WASHINGTONIANS

    AN AFFORDABLE HOUSING CRISIS IS HAPPENING ACROSS OUR COUNTRY

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     LET’S CALL SENATOR CANTWELL (D) AFFORDABLE FIX A 50% INCREASE IN THE LOW-INCOME HOUSING TAX CREDIT (LIHTC)

    LET’S CALL SENATOR CANTWELL (D) AFFORDABLE FIX ABOUT $15 BILLION ANNUALLY.

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    Senators Cantwell and Hatch Reintroduce Affordable Housing Credit …

    www.enterprisecommunity.org/…/2017/…/senators-cantwell-and-hatch-reintroduce-af…

    Mar 8, 2017 – and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) introduced the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2017 (S. 548) , a …

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    RECENTLY Jul 18, 2016  THERE HAS BEEN A FLURRY OF LEGISLATIVE PROPOSALS TO ADD YET MORE HOUSING SUBSIDIES TO THE HOUSING SECTOR, ALREADY ONE OF THE MOST HEAVILY SUBSIDIZED.

     Jul 18, 2016  How Much would It Cost?

    FOR EXAMPLE, S.2962 BY SENATOR CANTWELL WOULD INCREASE THE LOW-INCOME HOUSING TAX CREDIT (LIHTC) PROGRAM TO ABOUT $15 BILLION ANNUALLY (A 50% INCREASE)

     The legislation is very similar to the comprehensive version of the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act (S. 3237), introduced by Senators Cantwell (D) and Hatch  (R) in 2016

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    AND THE LATEST (S. 548)

    Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2017 (S. 548) – GovTrack

    https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/s548

    1. S. 548. A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reform the low-income housing credit, and for other purposes. In GovTrack.us, a database of bills in …
    2. S.548: Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2017

    About this Bill

    You can

    read the bill

    Sponsor

    Maria Cantwell, D-Wash.

    Total Cosponsors

    19 (10 Democrats, 1 Independent, 8 Republicans)

    Introduced

    March 7, 2017

    Latest Major Action

    March 7, 2017

    See it on

    GovTrack

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    C-SPAN

    Bill Progress

    • Bill introduced in the Senate
    • Bill passed in the Senate
    • Bill passed in the House
    • Bill signed into law

    Bill Summary

    Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2017 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code, with respect to the low-income housing credit, to rename the credit “the affordable housing credit” and make several modifications to the credit. The bill increases state allocations for the credit and modifies the cost-of-living adjustments. It also revises tenant eligibility requirements, with respect to: the average income test, income eligibility for rural projects, increased tenant income, student occupancy rules, and tenant voucher payments that are taken into account as rent. The bill revises various requirements to: establish a 4% minimum credit rate for certain projects, permit relocation costs to be taken into account as rehabilitation expenditures, repeal the qualified census tract population cap, require housing credit agencies to make certain determinations regarding community revitalization plans, prohibit local approval and contribution requirements, increase the credit for certain projects designated to serve extremely low-income households, increase the credit for certain bond-financed projects designated by state agencies, increase the population cap for difficult development areas, and eliminate the basis reduction for affordable housing properties that are allowed the credit and receive certain energy-related tax credits and deductions. The bill also modifies requirements regarding the reconstruction or replacement period after a casualty loss, rights related to building purchases, the prohibition on claiming acquisition credits for properties placed in service in the previous 10 years, foreclosures, and projects that assist Native Americans.

    (Source: Congressional Research Service)

    Bill Actions

    Date

    Description

    March 6, 2017

    Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

    Sources: Library of Congress, Clerk of the House of Representatives, Secretary of the Senate, Government Printing Office, Sunlight Fou

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     The bottom line on SENATOR MARIA CANTWELL(D)  EMAIL AUG 1, 2017

    I HOPE YOU WILL JOIN ME AS I CONTINUE FIGHTING TO EXPAND THE (2014 $6.7 BILLION) LIHTC  TO ABOUT $15 BILLION ANNUALLY (A 50% INCREASE) AND BUILD MORE AFFORDABLE HOUSING, FOR MORE AMERICANS.

     OF COURSE SHE LEFT OUT THE AFFORDABLE $15 BILLION DOLLAR ANNUAL COST.

    $15,000,000,000.00

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    THE FULL TEXT OF SENATOR MARIA CANTWELLS AUG 1, 2017 EMAIL IS AT THE BOTTOM

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    HISTORY DOCUMENTS

     Market-based solutions are the only way to get home prices and rents …

    www.aei.org/publication/market-solutions-only-way-get-housing-back-in-line/

    Jul 18, 2016 – For example, S.2962 by Senator Cantwell would increase the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program to about $15 of government subsidies charged to all tax payers,” (iii) subsidized housing “invariably costs …

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    Nov 7, 2013 – How Much DID (LIHTC)  Cost? $6.7 BILLION DOLLARS  

    The Tax Break-Down: The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit …

    www.crfb.org/blogs/tax-break-down-low-income-housing-tax-credit

    Nov 7, 2013 – How Much Does It Cost? According to the Joint Committee on Taxation, the LOW INCOME HOUSING TAX CREDIT (LIHTC)  WILL COST $6.7 BILLION DOLLARS  IN FOREGONE REVENUE IN 2014

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    HOW THINGS WORK (OR NOT)

    Under The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC)

    the government allocates nonrefundable tax credits to state-run housing agencies

    who distribute them to housing developers

    that agree to make a portion of their units available to low-income renters.

    The housing developers who receive the tax credits

    then sell them to independent investors to help finance the actual development of the housing units.

    The investors are ultimately the ones who claim the tax credit

    rather than the low-income residents of the rental units or the developers.

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    Senator Hatch (R-UT)

     “One reason I support the LIHTC is that it… allows decisions on housing to be made within the communities where the housing is needed while involving the private sector.” – Senator Hatch (R-UT)

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    15  BILLION REASONS I OPPOSE THE LIHTC,  I  STAND WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP ON CUTTING FUNDING FOR LOCAL PROJECTS THAT SHOULD BE FUNDED BY STATES AND LOCALITIES THAT BENEFIT FROM THEIR USE…..

    SEATTLE, AND MANY OTHER BIG (D) CITIES AND STATES HAVE SELF INFLICTED “LOCAL CRISIS FUNDING ISSUES”

    IF A CITY OR A STATE CREATES A LOCAL CRISIS  WITH POOR PLANNING, GREED OR STUPIDITY MOST CERTAINLY, FEDERAL FUNDING MUST BE CUT AND THE CITY AND STATE MUST FIND LOCALLY FUNDING FOR THE FINANCIAL CRISIS THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR CREATING.

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    Priorities Poll | Maria Cantwell, U.S. Senator

    https://www.cantwell.com/action/2017-priorities-poll

    2017 Priorities Poll. … Will you take 30 seconds to take my 2017 Priorities Poll? First Name. Email Address … Access to affordable housingSeattle, WA 98111.

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    affordable housing | KNKX

    knkx.org/term/affordable-housing

    Leaders of the Rental Housing Association of Washington say the City … Officials who help low-income people get housing in Seattle say it’s not clear how … HOUSING ADVOCATES’ BIG PRIORITY IN 2017: Defending A $48 Fee … Cantwell Highlights Pierce County Affordable Housing Shortage, Pushes For Tax Credit Extension.

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    SEATTLE, AND MANY OTHER BIG (D) CITIES AND STATES HAVE SELF INFLICTED “LOCAL CRISIS FUNDING ISSUES”

    PRESIDENT TRUMP IS CUTTING FEDERAL FUNDING FOR LOCAL PROJECTS THAT SHOULD BE FUNDED BY STATES AND LOCALITIES THAT BENEFIT FROM THEIR USE…..

    SHALL WE START WITH FEDERAL FUNDING FOR (D) SANCTUARY CITIES AND THOSE WHO BENEFIT FROM THEIR USE.

    SEATTLE WA HAS A LOCAL SELF INFLICTED AFFORDABLE HOUSING CRISIS,  AS DO MANY OTHER BIG (D) CITIES

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    Aug 1, 2017 SENATOR CANTWELL (D)  email SAYS, IF WE DON’T TAKE (FEDERAL) ACTION NOW, AS MANY AS 15 MILLION AMERICANS WILL BE SPENDING HALF THEIR MONTHLY INCOME ON RENT BY 2025.

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    June 26, 2017 FREE THE OBAMACARE 15 MILLION AMERICANS, They’re not ‘losing’ insurance; they just won’t be forced to get policies they don’t want.

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    AND, REALLY, SENATOR CANTWELL (D) AUG 1, 2017  EMAIL SAID,  If we don’t take action now, to bolster the AFFORDABLE “HOUSING” CRISIS  program, IT’S LIKELY THAT ALMOST $1 BILLION IN INVESTMENTS WILL BE LOST IN THIS YEAR ALONE.

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    IN 2016 ALONE, OBAMACARE WILL COST AMERICAN TAXPAYERS A  TOTAL OF $110,000,000,000.00 $110 BILLION DOLLARS. IN JUST ONE YEAR, 2016  UNAFFORDABLE OBAMACARE WAS A  NATIONAL MEDICAL $110 BILLION DOLLARS FINANCIAL CRISIS.

    SO Aug 1, 2017 EMAIL, WA DC SENATOR CANTWELL (D) IN SEATTLE: WANTS A FEDERAL BIPARTISAN FIX TO OUR? THE AFFORDABLE “HOUSING” CRISIS?

    REALLY, SENATOR CANTWELL (D)  15 MILLION AMERICANS WILL BE SPENDING THEIR MONEY ON WHAT?

    REALLY, PRESIDENT TRUMP AND GOP, FREE THE OBAMACARE 15 MILLION AMERICANS THAT WILL BE SPENDING THEIR MONTHLY INCOME ON  UNAFFORDABLE HEALTH INSURANCE THAT THEY DON’T NEED AND DON’T WANT.

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    SEATTLE HAS A  SELF INFLICTED LOCAL CRISIS FUNDING THE HOMELESS, AS DO MANY OTHER BIG (D) CITIES

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    I STAND WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP CUTTING FUNDING FOR LOCAL PROJECTS THAT SHOULD BE FUNDED BY STATES AND LOCALITIES THAT BENEFIT FROM THEIR USE…..

    IN EXPLAINING THE CUT, THE PRESIDENT’S BUDGET THIS WEEK SAYS TRANSIT ISN’T A NATIONAL MISSION.

    “THE BUDGET PROPOSES REDUCED FUNDING FOR … LOCAL TRANSIT PROJECTS THAT SHOULD BE FUNDED BY STATES AND LOCALITIES THAT BENEFIT FROM THEIR USE,” IT SAYS.

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    BIPARTISAN SUPPORT?  LIKE OBAMACARE?  DODD-FRANK?

    BIPARTISAN AFFORDABLE SUPPORT?  FROM ELECTED DEMOCRATS AND BLUE HILLARY STATES?

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    REALLY…

    Support Affordable Housing today! | Maria Cantwell, U.S. Senator

    https://www.cantwell.com/action/support-affordable-housing-today

    Sign on to call on Congress to to encourage, support, and accelerate the construction of affordable housing.

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    AUG 2, 2017  REALLY,  SENATOR CANTWELL GO BACK TO WA DC

     GET YOUR DEMOCRATIC COLLEAGUES TOGETHER, SENATOR MURRAY AND REP. KILMER  AND  DO AN AFFORDABLE FIX ON OBAMACARE

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    JUNE 26, 2017 FREE THE OBAMACARE 15 MILLION  THE CBO DOESN’T BELIEVE THAT MILLIONS WILL “LOSE” THEIR INSURANCE IN 2018. INSTEAD, THE AGENCY THINKS THAT MILLIONS WILL HAPPILY CANCEL THEIR COVERAGE — EVEN THOSE WHO GET IT FOR FREE. THE REASON: THE SENATE BILL WOULD REPEAL THE OBAMACARE TAX PENALTY ON THE UNINSURED, KNOWN AS THE INDIVIDUAL MANDATE.

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    Senate Health Care Bill Will Reduce Coverage by 15 Million. Good …

    www.nationalreview.com/article/448991/senate-health-care-bill-will-reduce-coverage-…

    Jun 26, 2017 – This week, the Senate will decide whether to end government … will lose medical coverage next year if the Senate GOP’s healthcare bill … 12.7 uninsured million people — more than twice as many … READ MORE: … Next Article ….. fewer preventable hospital deaths(2015) http://www.politifact.com/.
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    —– Original Message —–

    From: Office of Senator Maria Cantwell

    To: phew@wavecable.com

    Sent: Tuesday, August 01, 2017 4:40 PM

    Subject: A Bipartisan Fix to Our Affordable Housing Crisis

     

    Fellow Washingtonians,

    An affordable housing crisis is happening across our country.

    If we don’t take action now, as many as 15 million Americans will be spending half their monthly income on rent by 2025.

    That’s why I requested today’s hearing, to address the worsening affordable housing shortage gripping our nation, and discuss my Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act, that would expand the successful Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) – our most effective tool for addressing America’s affordable housing crisis.

    WATCH: Senate Finance Committee Hearing on the Affordable Housing Crisis

    Under my proposal, which is cosponsored by Finance Committee Chairman Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Ranking Member Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), and 16 others, the expanded LIHTC would help create or preserve approximately 1,300,000 affordable homes over a 10-year period – an increase of 400,000 more units than is possible under the current program.

    Senators from both parties spoke in support of the LIHTC program, presenting an opportunity for bipartisan action as tax reform negotiations begin.

    “One reason I support the LIHTC is that it… allows decisions on housing to be made within the communities where the housing is needed while involving the private sector.” – Senator Hatch (R-UT)

    “The LIHTC is a critical tool.” – Senator Brown (D-OH)

    “I’m a big supporter of Ms. Cantwell’s program… It has passed the test of time” – Senator Isakson (R-GA)

    “The LIHTC is the major tool available and strengthening that tool is the most important thing I believe we can do.” – Senator Cardin (D-MD)

    If we don’t take action now, to bolster the program, it’s likely that almost $1 billion in investments will be lost in this year alone.

    According to the National Association of Home Builders, annual LIHTC development supports approximately 95,700 jobs and $9.1 billion in wages and business income.

    “America’s housing affordability crisis affects millions of families in urban, suburban, and rural areas nationwide, and the federal government must do everything in its power to help communities address it—beginning with expanding the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit. We commend Senator Cantwell and her colleagues for pursuing a bipartisan solution to this pressing issue and urge every member of Congress to reflect on today’s hearing and support the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2017.” – Anthony J. Alfieri, president, Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition.

    My bill would also allow the 58,000 homeless students in the U.S. to finally access the affordable housing units created with LIHTC, expanding development opportunities in rural and Native communities and providing flexibility and financial feasibility to developments so they can more deeply target their units to the neediest individuals, including the homeless.

    Over the past year, I’ve met with local communities and visited affordable housing developments in Seattle, Tacoma, Spokane, Vancouver, Walla Walla, Longview, Kent, Bremerton, Bellingham, Portland, New York City and Salt Lake City and they’ve all told me the same thing: we need more affordable housing.

    I HOPE YOU WILL JOIN ME AS I CONTINUE FIGHTING TO EXPAND THE LIHTC AND BUILD MORE AFFORDABLE HOUSING, FOR MORE AMERICANS.

    As always, you can contact me with your questions and concerns through my website. Follow me on Twitter and Facebook to stay updated on the issues. Let’s stay in touch!

    Sincerely,

    Maria

     

    Looking for assistance? Senator Cantwell’s office may be able to help.

    Click below to contact the office closest to you:

     

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    Priorities Poll | Maria Cantwell, U.S. Senator

    https://www.cantwell.com/action/2017-priorities-poll

    2017 Priorities Poll. … WILL YOU TAKE 30 SECONDS TO TAKE MY 2017 PRIORITIES POLL? First Name. Email Address … Access to affordable housingSeattle, WA 98111.

    PRESIDENT TRUMP IS WORKING ON TAX REFORM – THE BUDGET
    As a Hardworking Taxpaying Voting American citizen, what are your priorities?

     


  • PBS Using Arson as a Form of Protest?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Is PBS a public benefit corporation?

    Mission | About PBS | PBS About

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

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

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

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    What is a public benefit corporation?

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

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    JULY 30, 2017

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

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

    What is a certified B Company?

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

    Can some corporations become forces for good? | PBS NewsHour

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

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

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

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

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

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


  • Fixing Too Big to Fail 2008-2017

    OBAMACARE CAN BE CERTAINLY BE COMPARED TO ANOTHER DEMOCRATS’ TOO BIG TO FAIL ACT

    Comment on “TOO BIG TO FAIL” seven years ago

    Is it possible for taking care of financial crisis by allowing each state to work on their own because each state has different needs?

    and they could spot the problem easier and can easily find the solution.

    ? Solving the Global financial Crisis is so complex. I have no idea what the solutions is going to be.

     THE BOAT HAS TOO MUCH WATER ON IT AND ITS ON THE DANGER ZONE. WE MAY HAVE TO ALLOW THE BOAT SINK AND LET THEM SWIM OUT OF IT.

    http://www.pbs.org/wnet/need-to-know/economy/the-true-cost-of-the-bank-bailout/3309/

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    OBAMACARE IS TOO BIG TO FAIL AND IT’S TOO BIG. (financial experts say)

    OBAMACARE,  THE PATIENT PROTECTION AFFORDABLE CARE ACT, TOOK EFFECT ON MARCH 23, 2010 IT IMMEDIATELY CAUSED A SHARP PARTISAN DIVISION. THIS STAGGERINGLY LARGE LEGISLATION et al. —2,300 PAGES.

    IT PASSED WITHOUT A SINGLE REPUBLICAN VOTE.

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    JULY 21, 2010 THE “TOO BIG TO FAIL”ACT

    THE DODD-FRANK WALL STREET REFORM AND CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT TOOK EFFECT ON JULY 21, 2010, IT IMMEDIATELY CAUSED A SHARP PARTISAN DIVISION. THIS STAGGERINGLY LARGE LEGISLATION—2,300 PAGES—

    IT PASSED THE HOUSE WITHOUT A SINGLE REPUBLICAN VOTE AND RECEIVED ONLY THREE GOP VOTES IN THE SENATE.

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    * Note, the term “Too Big to Fail” was coined with regard to TARP (the bail out of big banks)  A program of Obama’s  U. S. government to purchase toxic assets and equity from financial institutions. In 2010 the Democrats TARP, had lent, spent or guaranteed as much as $12.8 trillion for toxic assets.

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    OBAMACARE AND DODD-FRANK –TARP…… IMMEDIATELY CAUSED A SHARP PARTISAN DIVISION (these are too big to fail comments)

    Jun 20, 2009But if a company IS TOO BIG TO FAIL, SHOULD IT BE CONSIDERED TOO BIG TO EXIST … THEY WILL LOSE MONEY EVEN IF THE GOVERNMENT HAS TO STEP IN

    Oct 15, 2009 Greenspan said what I HAVE HEARD MANY OTHER CREDIBLE FINANCIAL EXPERTS SAY, NAMELY … GREENSPAN: “IF THEY’RE TOO BIG TO FAIL, THEY’RE TOO BIG

    OBAMACARE IS TOO BIG TO FAIL AND IT’S TOO BIG, AND OBAMCARE  SHOULD IT BE CONSIDERED TOO BIG TO EXIST. (financial experts say)

    2008-2017 THE MOST OUTRAGEOUS THINGS ABOUT ADDRESSING OBAMACARE IN CONGRESS

     OBAMACARE SHOULD IT BE REPEALED BECAUSE IT’S TOO BIG TO EXIST AND NO MATTER WHO STEPS IN, HARD WORKING AMERICAN TAXPAYERS WILL LOSE MONEY.

    * Nov 9, 2014 Gruber said, it passed because of ‘The Stupidity of The American Voter

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    NOV 8, 2016 AMERICA’S HARD WORKING CITIZEN’S VOTED FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP TO REPEAL OBAMACARE!

    1. OBAMCARE IS TOO-BIG-TO-FAIL
    2. OBAMACARE IS TOO BIG TO EXIST
    3. OBAMACARE IS A REALLY BIG DEMOCRAT’S DISASTER.
    4. AND REALLY, OBAMACARE IS TOO BIG REPEAL?
    5. AND OBAMACARE IS TOO BIG TO PASS BECAUSE OF OBAMA’S 100% DEMOCRAT’S HOLDING OUT IN CONGRESS?

    EVERYBODY IN CONGRESS LEFT AND RIGHT AGREES,  to disagree on everything, SOME SAY IT GOES TOO FAR, WHILE OTHERS ARGUE IT DOES NOT GO FAR ENOUGH, BUT NO MATTER WHO STEPS IN AND COMPROMISES,  AMERICA’S HARDWORKING TAXPAYERS WILL BE THE BIGGEST LOSERS  WITH OBAMACARE.

    THAT IS WHY OBAMACARE MUST BE REPEALED, BECAUSE IT CAN’T BE FIXED. period

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    PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS MORE THEN ONE WAY TO FIX OBAMACARE.

    President Donald Trump on Tuesday declared that Republicans should “let Obamacare fail,” saying the collapse would force Democrats to work with the GOP

    Whether they repeal Obamacare immediately or not, Trump has said Democrats would be forced to come to the table to negotiate with Republicans on a path forward for the nation’s healthcare system.

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    My favorite… how to fix OBAMACARE

    THE BOAT HAS TOO MUCH WATER IN IT AND IT’S IN THE DANGER ZONE. WE MAY HAVE TO ALLOW THE BOAT TO SINK AND LET THE DEMOCRATS SWIM THEIR WAY OUT OF IT.

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    SEPTEMBER 3, 2010 WE ALL KNOW ABOUT TARP? OR NOT?

    THE TROUBLED ASSET RELIEF PROGRAM (TARP) IS A PROGRAM OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT TO PURCHASE TOXIC ASSETS AND EQUITY FROM FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS TO …

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    SEPTEMBER 3, 2010 WE ALL KNOW ABOUT TARP,  THE TROUBLED ASSET RELIEF PROGRAM, which spent $700 billion in taxpayers’ money to bail out banks after the financial crisis. According to a team at Bloomberg News, at one point last year ( 2010) THE U.S. HAD LENT, SPENT OR GUARANTEED AS MUCH AS $12.8 TRILLION to rescue the economy.

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    2008-2016 HARD WORKING AMERICAN VOTERS WATCHED, THEY LOOKED AT THE CONGRESSIONAL DEBACLES, OBAMA’S COLLUSION WITH HIS DEMOCRAT ADMINISTRATORS, THE LAWLESS IMMIGRATION, CRIMINAL ILLEGAL ALIENS, TERRORISM, THE WHITE HOUSE SUPPORT OF THE WHAT DO WE WANT “DEAD COPS”PROTESTORS, THE VETERAN ADMINISTRATION SCANDAL.

    AND, THEY LOOKED AT AMERICAS $20,000,000,000,000.00 TRILLION DOLLAR PERPETUAL DEBT OF THE DEAD. (NEARLY HALF WAS ACCUMULATED BETWEEN 2008 AND 2016 DURING OBAMA’S RULE)

    THE TWO DEMOCRATS “TOO BIG TO FAIL LAWS” OBAMACARE AND DODD-FRANK, TO SCRAP THEM ENTIRELY AND START OVER, QUICKLY BECAME  A PRIME WINNING POINT EARLY IN THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN.

    JUN 16, 2015 -DONALD J.TRUMP ANNOUNCED HIS  RUN FOR PRESIDENT

    A PATRIOTIC AMERICA CITIZEN STEPPED UP TO THE PLATE AND SAID, AMERICA FIRST.

    THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IS TOO BIG TO FAIL.

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    2015 A profound Canadian comment

    Without America there is no free world

    Without Trump there is no America.

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    JUN 16, 2015 DONALD J. TRUMP HAD A PLAN TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN

    NOV 8, 2016, PATRIOTIC HARD WORKING AMERICA CITIZEN’S STEPPED UP TO THE PLATE AND VOTED FOR  “DONALD J. TRUMP” AMERICA FIRST.

    WE THE PEOPLE, ONLY HAVE ONE COUNTRY THAT WE LOVE AND, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IS TOO BIG TO FAIL.

    NOV 8, 2016 AMERICA’S HARD WORKING CITIZEN’S VOTED FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP TO REPEAL OBAMACARE!

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    THE ESTABLISHMENT REPUBLICANS PLANNED A BIG WIN BY  RESTING ON THEIR LAURELS

    LAURA’S INDEED, RESTING ON ONE’S LAURELS, TO BE SATISFIED WITH DISTINCTION WON BY PAST ACHIEVEMENTS AND CEASE TO STRIVE FOR FURTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

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    THE DEMOCRATS AND SOCIALISTS HAD HILLARY AND BERNIE

    FROM 2008-2016 EVEN WITH NO VIABLE LEADERSHIP IN THE WHITE HOUSE,  THERE WAS NO QUESTION ON HOW TO WIN THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, IT WAS ALREADY FIXED WITH  A SURE WIN FOR HILLARY. NO WORRIES

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    Moving  BACK TO TO BIG TO FAIL

    April 2, 2014- the concept of being too big or too strategic to fail is alive and well.

    TOO BIG TO FAIL BANKS CAN KEEP YOUR MONEY IF THEY FAIL.

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    07/31/2014 Big Banks Remind Us Why We Should Be Scared Three separate events in Washington Thursday served as reminders that America’s big banks continue to pose risks to college students, consumers, and taxpayers.

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    JUL 29, 2015 –  ‘Too Big to Fail’ Is Still a Problem. Here’s How D.C. Wants to End It.

    REMEMBER THIS WAS POSTED JULY 29, 2015

    The scariest thing about addressing “too-big-to-fail” banks is that there’s no dress rehearsal. For all the plans, simulations, and preparations, the only way to know that the problem of banks being excessively interconnected in the wider economy has been solved is when one of these banks fails — but doesn’t take the rest of the economy with it.

    Until that happens, elected officials and regulators are left to look back at the 2008 debacle and argue about whether they’ve put the pieces in place to keep it from happening again.

    Leaders in the world of financial regulation talk about how to pick up where Dodd-Frank left off — or how to scrap the law and start over entirely.

    But in the midst of that argument, this much is clear: These banks are as big, or bigger, than they ever have been.

    “THEY HAVE A POTENTIAL TO HAVE A CATASTROPHIC EFFECT,” says Thomas Hoenig, vice chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. “THEY ARE LARGER THAN THEY WERE AT THE LAST CRISIS.”

    That does not mean that there haven’t been attempts to mitigate the problem of banks being so large that they require a bailout. IN THE FIVE YEARS SINCE CONGRESS PASSED the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law,(OBAMA’S) regulators have implemented a suite of measures aimed at ensuring that the nation’s largest banks are sound and that, should they wobble, the economy won’t go with them.

    IN 2010 THE DEMOCRATS TWO “TOO BIG TO FAIL LAWS” BECAME LAW OBAMACARE AND DODD-FRANK

    AND WHAT WOULD I SAY, IF ANYONE ASK ME WHY, IN THE SEVEN YEARS SINCE THE DEMOCRATS IN CONGRESS PASSED THEM,  THEY HAVEN’T BEEN REGULATED?

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    THANK GOD DONALD J. TRUMP WAS ELECTED PRESIDENT ON NOV 8, 2016

    Jan 20, 2017 DONALD J. TRUMP  TOOK OFFICE

    Trump pledged during the transition that rolling back regulations, particularly 2010 Dodd-Frank law, would be a priority of his administration.

    Feb 3, 2017 – Trump signed an executive order directing the Treasury secretary to consult with regulators about what needs to be done to fix the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and to report back. That report is due in four months.

     “We expect to be cutting a lot out of Dodd-Frank,” Trump said, after morning … that rolling back regulations, particularly 2010 Dodd-Frank law, would be a priority of … In its regulatory rollback, the administration has a willing partner in the … plans to reintroduce the Financial Choice Act in the coming weeks.

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    Presidential Executive Order on Core Principles for Regulating the …

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/…/presidential-executive-order-core-principles-regulatin…

    Feb 3, 2017 – Presidential Executive Order on Core Principles for Regulating the United States Financial System. EXECUTIVE ORDER … (a) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect: … DONALD J. TRUMP.

    INDEED, FIVE DAYS EARLIER…..

    Too big to fail – It’s happening again – Business Insider

    www.businessinsider.com/too-big-to-fail-its-happening-again-2017-1

    JAN 29, 2017 TOO BIG TO FAIL IS RETURNING WITH A VENGEANCE. The same risk that major Wall Street banks posed in the 2008 crisis when they were too complex, …

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    The bottom line on “TOO BIG TO FAIL” seven years ago

    SIMPLY PUT….

    Is it possible for taking care of financial crisis by allowing each state to work on their own because each state has different needs?

    and they could spot the problem easier and can easily find the solution.

    ? Solving the Global financial Crisis is so complex. I have no idea what the solutions is going to be.

     THE BOAT HAS TOO MUCH WATER ON IT AND ITS ON THE DANGER ZONE. WE MAY HAVE TO ALLOW THE BOAT SINK AND LET THEM SWIM OUT OF IT.

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    My bottom line July 29, 2017 (seven years later)

    Solving the Obamacare and Global financial Crisis is so complex. I have no idea what the solutions are going to be.

    BUT, THIS IS MY FAVORITE SOLUTION TO OBAMACARE

    THE BOAT HAS TOO MUCH WATER IN IT AND IT’S IN THE DANGER ZONE. WE MAY HAVE TO ALLOW THE BOAT TO SINK AND LET THE DEMOCRATS SWIM THEIR WAY OUT OF IT.


  • Putting Down the Distracted Drivers Law?

    FACT: WA STATE DISTRACTED DRIVERS, HOLDING ELECTRONIC DEVICES, KILL AND INJURE PEOPLE, THE PUNISHMENT AND PENALTIES, BY LAW, SHOULD  BE THE SAME AS DUI LAWS.

    DUI or DWI Punishments and Penalties | Nolo.com

    www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/dui-or-dwi-punishments-penalties-30321.html

    Jail Time. In all states, first-offense DUI or DWI is classified as a misdemeanor, and punishable by up to six months in jail. That jail time may be increased under certain circumstances. … MANY STATES ALSO REQUIRE MINIMUM JAIL SENTENCES OF AT LEAST SEVERAL DAYS ON A FIRST OFFENSE.

    MANY STATES also require minimum jail sentences of at least several days on a first offense. Subsequent offenses often result in jail sentences of several months to a year.

    For a DUI or DWI that’s been classified as a felony — either because the driver killed or injured someone or because it’s the driver’s third or fourth DUI — jail sentences of several years are not uncommon. Again, this depends on state law, the facts of the case, and the discretion of the judge at trial.

    FINES IN ADDITION TO JAIL SENTENCES, courts can and do impose high fines for DUI or DWI. These range from $500 to as much as $2,000.

    DRIVER’S LICENSE PROBLEMS A DUI or DWI offender stands a good chance of having his or her license suspended for a substantial period of time (either by court order or mandate of the state motor vehicles department). FOR EXAMPLE, MANY STATES suspend a first offender’s license for 90 days; a second offender’s license for one year; and a third offender’s license for three years.

    IN MANY STATES IF YOU COMMIT THE SAME CRIME , KILLING AND INJURING PEOPLE, YOU DO THE SAME  TIME

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    JULY 27, 2017

    HAS WA STATE NANNY GOVERNOR JAY INSLEE (D)  GONE TOO FAR WITH THE STRICTEST DRIVER  LAWS IN THE NATION?

    OR  HAVE HE AND WA STATE LEGISLATORS JUST WANDERED OFF INTO LAW LAW LAND?

    Nation’s Strictest Distracted Driver Law Bans Motorists From Even …

    www.newsweek.com/distracted-driver-law-washington-state-no-holding-phones-6413…

    3 days ago – Drivers in Washington state caught holding their phones, having a quick snack or applying makeup could face fines of up to $234 under a new …

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    A “STEREOTYPICALLY LAUGHABLE EXAMPLE OF A LIBERAL NANNY STATE AT ITS WORST.  IN AN ATTEMPT TO REGULATE OR BAN DOZENS OF ITEMS AND BEHAVIORS FROM BIG GULPS TO CIGARETTES….

     WHILE DRIVING.

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    Nearly 30,000 sign petition against Washington’s new distracted …

    q13fox.com/2017/…/petition-started-against-washingtons-new-distracted-driving-law/

    22 hours ago – TACOMA — At least 28000 people have decided that a Washington state law against distracted driving takes enforcement too far. The News …

    INDEED, MICROMANAGER NANNY GOV. INSLEE (D) AND HIS WA STATE LEGISLATORS HAVE GONE TOO FAR. period

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    California: The Ultimate Nanny State – The Federalist

    thefederalist.com/2016/05/05/california-is-an-authoritarian-hellhole/

    MAY 5, 2016 – In California a 15-year-old girl can abort a viable baby without telling her parents, but a 20-year-old can’t buy a pack of cigarettes.

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    CALIFORNIA NEEDS THE SUPREME COURT TO TELL IT THAT REGULATING….

    DC HAS ALREADY GOTTEN IN THE GAME.

     APR 7, 2017 – WASHINGTON (CNN) THE SENATE FRIDAY MORNING CONFIRMED NEIL GORSUCH, A 49-YEAR-OLD FEDERAL JUDGE WHO COULD HELP CEMENT A CONSERVATIVE …

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    The Michael Bloomberg Nanny State In New York: A Cautionary Tale

    www.forbes.com/…/the-michael-bloomberg-nanny-state-in-new-york-a-cautionary-tal…

    May 10, 2013 – Since New York City Mayor Bloomberg announced the 20-ounce soda ban last fall, the controversy has garnered national attention. But, this is just the latest example of his attempt to expand the “nanny state” that has become New York City.

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    Meet Bloomberg | Nanny State

    https://www.meetbloomberg.com/nanny-state/

    Bloomberg’s 12 years as mayor of New York City have been referred to as a “stereotypically laughable example of a liberal nanny state at its worst.

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    What Has Bloomberg Tried To Regulate Or Ban In New York City?

    A BETTER QUESTION MIGHT BE WHAT HASN’T HE TRIED TO REGULATE OR BAN.

    HERE’S THE LIST OF SOME OF THE ITEMS ON HIS NANNY AGENDA: ALCOHOL, CALORIE COUNTS, carbon, CELL PHONES, CIGARETTES, contraceptives, composting, fingerprinting, gasoline, NOISE, POLITICS, PRIVACY, SECOND AMENDMENT, SODA, SODIUM, Styrofoam, taxis, tanning, traffic congestion and trans fats.

     BLOOMBERG’S 12 YEARS AS MAYOR OF NEW YORK CITY HAVE BEEN REFERRED TO AS A

    “STEREOTYPICALLY LAUGHABLE EXAMPLE OF A LIBERAL NANNY STATE AT ITS WORST. HE “UNLEASHED A TSUNAMI OF PUBLIC HEALTH INITIATIVES” IN AN ATTEMPT TO REGULATE OR BAN DOZENS OF ITEMS AND BEHAVIORS FROM BIG GULPS TO CIGARETTES, from composting to trans fats.

    HE DID THIS BECAUSE HE THINKS THERE ARE TIMES WHEN GOVERNMENT  “SHOULD INFRINGE ON YOUR FREEDOM.” 

    BLOOMBERG DOESN’T THINK YOU KNOW WHAT YOU WANT, OR WHAT IS BEST FOR YOU.

    HE HAS ACTUALLY SAID,“YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU CARE ABOUT.

    BECAUSE WHAT YOU CARE ABOUT CHANGES WITH WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE WORLD,

     AND YOU NEED SOMEBODY TO MAKE THOSE DECISIONS FOR YOU.”

    And Bloomberg has spent his billions trying to be that somebody.

    Bloomberg’s ban on cell phones in schools simply showed how out-of-touch he was with today’s realities.

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    The Complete List of Everything Banned by Mayor Michael Bloomberg

    gizmodo.com/the-complete-list-of-everything-banned-by-mayor-michael-1490476691

    DEC 31, 2013 – Michael Bloomberg leaves office tomorrow after 12 years as New York City’s mayor. No mayor in recent memory has added so much to a city. Or taken so much away. To remember him properly, here’s a list of everything Bloomberg banned during his time in office.

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    Is American freedom suffering  from being micromanaged  by  Nanny States,  government? THAT MAKE TOO MANY LAWS, about how people should live their lives, especially about, gun control, eating, smoking, or drinking, coffee, water, sugary water, energy drinks,  overprotective or interfering unduly with personal choices, life liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

    Like, driving to work holding your morning cup of Starbucks? Or eating a McDonalds  egg McMuffin in your car?

    Jul 27, 2017 Absolutely no one likes to be micromanaged. It’s frustrating, demoralizing, and demotivating. Yet, some states can’t seem to help …

    Down Right insulting,  WA State’s Micromanaging Nanny’s,   PASSING A LAW, THAT CONNOTES ANYONE DRIVING IN WA STATE (including tourists) CAN’T CHEW GUM AND DRIVE AT THE SAME TIME……..

    Connotes by definition: imply or suggest (an idea or feeling) in addition to the literal or primary meaning.

    Micromanagement is Mismanagement.

    Micro-managers are bad news for business and bad news for employees.

    They dis-empower staff, stifle opportunity and innovation, and give rise to poor performance.

    MICROMANAGEMENT IS JUST PLAIN BAD MANAGEMENT.


  • More DOE Fees Increased By Rule

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    —– Original Message —–

    From:Ballard, Laura (ECY)

    To:ECOLOGY-WAC-TRACK@LISTSERV.WA.GOV

    Sent: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 6:43 AM

    Subject: The following rulemaking adoption was filed with the Office for Chapter 173-224 WAC, Water Quality Permit Fees

    The following rulemaking adoption was filed with the Office of the Code Reviser:

    July 20, 2017

    Chapter 173-224 WAC, Water Quality Permit Fees (previously called Wastewater Discharge Permit Fees) For more information:

    http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/wq/ruledev/wac173224/1611ov.html

    To join or leave ECOLOGY-WAC-TRACK click here:

    http://listserv.wa.gov/cgi-bin/wa?A0=ECOLOGY-WAC-TRACK

    Thank you for using WACTrack.

    Have a good day!

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    RCW 90.48.465 – Water Pollution Control requires that Ecology establish, by rule, annual fees that fund the wastewater and stormwater permit programs.

    Ecology amended Chapter 173-224 WAC – Wastewater Discharge Permit Fees. This amendment allows permit fees to be increased for Fiscal Year 2018 (July 2017 – June 30, 2018) and Fiscal Year 2019 (July 2018 – June 2019) so that we can recover the cost of administering the wastewater and stormwater programs this biennium.

    Scope of rule development

    State law (RCW 80.48.465 – Water Pollution Control) requires Ecology to fund its wastewater and stormwater permit programs through annual fees paid by permit holders.

    The proposed changes sought to continue moving the program toward payment equity between permit categories. Ecology adopted a larger percentage fee increase for underpaying categories and a smaller percentage fee increase for overpaying categories.

    Ecology’s goals in establishing the percentage splits are to honor the need for fund equity while not over-burdening the under-paying categories with an increase that is not sustainable.

    We updated rule language to account for changes in current business practices relating to electronic payment options, collection processes, and data collection. We also removed the winery general permit fee category for the 2017-19 biennium, as this new permit will not be effective until July 1, 2019.

    The adopted percentages increases by category are:

    Underpaying Fee Categories
    SFY 2018
    (July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018)
    6.37%
    • Aluminum Alloys
    • Aluminum and Magnesium Reduction Mills
    • Aluminum Forming
    • Aggregate Production – Individual and General Permits
    • Aquatic Pest Control
    • Boatyards (Individual and General Permits)
    • Coal Mining and Preparation
    • Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations
    • Dairies
    • Iron and Steel
    • Metal Finishing
    • Nonferrous Metals Forming
    • Ore Mining
    • Private and State Owned Facilities
    • Shipyards
    • Stormwater Construction (Individual and General Permits)
    • Stormwater Industrial (Individual and General Permits)
    • Stormwater Municipal Phase 1 and 2 Permits
    SFY 2019
    (July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019)
    5.58%
    Overpaying Fee Categories
    SFY 2018
    (July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018)
    5.50%
    • Aquaculture
    • Combined Industrial Waste Treatment
    • Combined Food Processing Waste Treatment
    • Combined Sewer Overflow System
    • Commercial Laundry
    • Crop Preparing (Individual and General Permits Facilities
    • Not Otherwise Classified (Individual and General Permits)
    • Flavor Extraction
    • Food Processing
    • Fuel and Chemical Storage
    • Hazardous Waste Cleanup Sites
    • Ink Formulation and Printing
    • Inorganic Chemicals Manufacturing Noncontact Cooling Water With Additives (Individual and General Permits)
    • Noncontact Cooling Water Without Additives (Individual and General Permits)
    • Municipal Wastewater – >250,000 Residential Equivalents
    • Organic Chemical Manufacturing
    • Petroleum Refining
    • Photofinishers
    • Power and/or Steam Plants
    • Radioactive Effluents and Discharges
    • RCRA Corrective Action Sites
    • Seafood Processing
    • Solid Waste Sites
    • Textile Mills
    • Timber Products
    • Vegetable/Bulb Washing Facilities
    • Vehicle Maintenance and Freight Transfer
    • Water Plants (Individual and General Permits)
    SFY19
    (July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019
    4.50%

    More information on the fees is available for Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019.

    INDEED, THE DOE DID…..  update their rules language to account for changes in current business practices relating to electronic payment options, collection processes, and data collection.

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    More information on DOE  fees is available……

    WHERE THE GOVERNMENT DOES MOST OF MY BUSINESS!

    Behind My Back | Drowning in Stormwater Runoff Tax?

    www.behindmyback.org/2014/03/16/drowning-in-stormwater-runoff-tax/

    Mar 16, 2014WHO IS Drowning in WA STATE Stormwater Runoff Tax? …. http://daily.sightline.org/2013/05/09/the-skinny-on-was-new-stormwater-permits-1/.

    THE Regional Stormwater Monitoring Program (RSMP)

    Participants in The Phase I and II permit will help fund the monitoring and data analysis  (KING COUNTY, FOR EXAMPLE, MUST PAY $15,000 FOR THE FIRST YEAR AND $74,540 FOR SUBSEQUENT YEARS TO PARTICIPATE.)

    The updated rules are contained in the state’s new Municipal Stormwater permits which are administered by the Washington Department of Ecology.

    ECOLOGY IS DESIGNATED BY THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY TO UPHOLD THE FEDERAL CLEAN WATER ACT

    Phase I Washington Municipal Stormwater Permit

    (COERCED) Participants in THE PHASE I permit will help fund the monitoring and data analysis. (KING COUNTY, FOR EXAMPLE, MUST PAY $15,000 FOR THE FIRST YEAR AND $74,540 FOR SUBSEQUENT YEARS TO PARTICIPATE. in The Regional Stormwater Monitoring Program (RSMP)

    Phase II Western Washington Municipal Stormwater Permit

    The Phase II permit for western Washington covers at least 80 cities and portions of five counties with an effective date of September 1, 2012. The updated 2013-2018 permit became effective on August 1, 2013.

    The new PHASE II MUNICIPAL STORMWATER PERMIT, which covers the next most populated areas and affects nearly 100 cities around the state.

    (COERCED) Participants in THE PHASE II permit will help fund the monitoring and data analysis.

    ECOLOGY IS DESIGNATED BY THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY TO UPHOLD THE FEDERAL CLEAN WATER ACT


  • Due Process for Distracted Drivers Law?

    Gov. Jay Inslee (D) DUE PROCESS BY PUBLIC NOTICE?

     WA State Distracted Drivers Law ADOPTED 04/19/2017 

     VETOED by Gov. Jay Inslee (D)  MAY 16, 2017

    Gov. Jay Inslee (D) accelerated the law’s effective date to July 23, 2017

    Vagueness is generally considered to be a DUE PROCESS issue, because a law that is too vague to understand does not provide adequate notice to people that a certain behavior is required or is unacceptable.

    The “void for vagueness” doctrine argues that a law cannot be enforced if it is so vague or confusing that the average person could not figure out what is being prohibited or what the penalties are for breaking that law.

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    It doesn’t take too much effort to imagine a distracted driver suing the state over a disputed ticket for failure of DUE PROCESS ON PUBLIC NOTICE et al.

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    A law can be unconstitutionally vague in one of two main ways.

    First, the law may be void for vagueness if it does not adequately explain or state what behavior the law is meant to affect.  If the average citizen cannot figure out from reading the law what he should or should not do, a court may find that the law violates due process. 

    Second, a law may be void for vagueness if it does not adequately explain the procedures that law enforcement officers or courts must follow when enforcing the law or handling cases that deal with certain legal issues. 

    Specifically, a law may be found to be unconstitutionally vague if it gives a judge no idea how to approach or handle a case based on that law.

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    ADOPTED 04/19/2017  WA State Distracted Drivers Law

    MAY 16, 2017 Gov. Jay Inslee (D)  vetoed a compromise by the Legislature that would have postponed enforcement of the Driving Under the Influence of Electronics (DUIE) Act until 2019.

    Gov. Jay Inslee (D)  surprised even the supporters of a distracted-driving law Tuesday when he accelerated the new crackdown, IN A LETTER TO THE SENATE DATED MAY 16, 2017.

    Gov. Jay Inslee (D) vetoed the section that gave drivers until 2019 to acclimate to the changes and instead declared Sunday, July 23, 2017 as the law’s effective date.

    The final version passed Wednesday pushed the proposed start date from Jan. 1, 2018, to Jan. 1, 2019, because several members wanted extra time for the public to adjust, according to prime sponsor Rep. Jessyn Farrell, D-Seattle.

    Farrell justified the wait on Wednesday, saying colleagues in both parties sought more TIME FOR A SUSTAINED EDUCATION campaign, for the public to adapt, and for motorists to obtain built-in communication systems. The State Patrol is currently understaffed but is striving to boost recruitment, with help from proposed raises this legislative session.

    Understaffed was confirmed yesterday by Kyle at  WSP media center, yesterday.

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    Gov. Jay Inslee (D)  His abysmal record on TIME FOR A SUSTAINED EDUCATION speaks for it’s self

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    Gov. Jay Inslee (D) IS PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR SIGNING THE VETO. period

    It doesn’t take too much effort to imagine a distracted driver suing WA State over a disputed ticket  for failure of DUE PROCESS ON PUBLIC NOTICE et al. 

     But why would Gov. Jay Inslee (D) worry about a WA State lawsuit?

    After all  Gov. Jay Inslee (D) has  his nationally spotlighted Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson (D) to defend his VETO.

    After all , A law can be unconstitutionally vague in one of two main ways.

    And after all, Vagueness is generally considered to be a DUE PROCESS issue.

    AND, PUBLIC NOTICE IS A DUE PROCESS ISSUE


  • WA State Distracted Drivers Law

    Effective July 23, 2017 Washington State has enacted one of the nation’s toughest distracted driving laws after legislators passed a bill outlawing nearly every conceivable form of attention-diverting behavior behind the wheel.

    The bottom line….

    What does it mean when a law is “void for vagueness” or “overbroad …

    www.rotlaw.com › Legal Library › Procedure

    How does “choice of law” affect judgments? … If the average citizen cannot figure out from reading the law what he should or should not do, a court may find that …

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    Inslee’s WA State Distracted Drivers Law may have ambiguous inclusion?

    “INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO”  This phrase is used to indicate that a list is not necessarily exhaustive.

    In other words, when you don’t want someone to get the impression that whatever you’re saying applies only the items on the list.

    It means that those things are included, but other things you haven’t mentioned could be included as well, as ALL OF THE ABOVE

    OR, ARE THE DRIVING DISTRACTION TICKETS AND FINES et al, TO BE LEFT TO THE DISCRETION OF THE WSP OFFICER THAT PULLS OVER,  OR NOTICES A RUNNING VEHICLE, WITH A  DRIVER IN THE VEHICLE, WHERE EVER THE VEHICLE IS PARKED, WITH A DRIVER DOING WHATEVER HE’S DOING, WITH WHATEVER HE’S DOING IT WITH IN HIS VEHICLE?

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    IGNORANCE OF THE LAW IS NO EXCUSE

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     A LAW BASED ON STATISTICS?

    October 19, 2016 Olympia-  The phenomenon of driving while distracted is growing.  According to the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, fatalities caused by distracted driving increased by 30.8% in 2015.

    STATISTICS are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital.’

    STATISTICS – and research in general – is carried out by *people*. PEOPLE HAVE MOTIVATIONS.

    Then again, by now we know WASHINGTON GOVERNOR JAY INSLEE doesn’t have the highest regard for human drivers in all our glorious fallibility. And he kept beating that drum at a distracted driving awareness event in the state capital on Monday.

    Governor Inslee also vetoed a provision of the original bill that would have delayed its implementation until 2019, reminding the crowd in Olympia that A DISTRACTED DRIVER IS JUST AS BAD AS A DRUNK ONE—and that the issue is too urgent to wait.

    STATISTICS  ON DRUNK AND DRUGGED DRIVERS

    DRUNK DRIVING  ACCOUNTS FOR 32 PERCENT  OF ALL TRAFFIC-RELATED DEATHS add, 10 % OF MARIJUANA RELATED FATAL CAR ACCIDENTS

    July 21, 2017  Washington State Patrol WSP has more life saving priorities.

    Jun 3, 2016, After alcohol, marijuana is the drug most often found in the blood of drivers involved in crashes. … Along with marijuana, PRESCRIPTION DRUGS ARE ALSO COMMONLY LINKED TO DRUGGED DRIVING CRASHES.

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    AND,  JUN 23, 2017 – DRUG DEATHS… FATAL OVERDOSES SURPASSED SHOOTING DEATHS AND FATAL TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS

    JULY 21, 2017  WASHINGTON STATE PATROL WSP HAS MORE LIFE SAVING OPPORTUNITIES

    Investigative Assistance Division – Washington State Patrol

    www.wsp.wa.gov/crime/iad.htm

    … Section participate in 14 local and 4 Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) task forces. …

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    Washington State DUI Statistics [infographic]. DRUNK DRIVING ACCOUNTED FOR 32 PERCENT OF ALL TRAFFIC-RELATED DEATHS IN THE UNITED STATES in 2009

    Marijuana-related fatal car accidents surge in Washington state after …

    www.washingtontimes.com/…/2016/…/marijuana-related-fatal-car-accidents-surge-wa…

    ROUGHLY 10 PERCENT OF WASHINGTON STATE DRIVERS INVOLVED IN FATAL CAR CRASHES between … MARIJUANA-RELATED FATAL CAR ACCIDENTS SURGE IN WASHINGTON STATE AFTER LEGALIZATION … By Andrea Noble – The Washington Times – Tuesday, May 10, 2016.

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     BIKINI  STATISTICS ON GOV JAY INSLEE’S  WA STATE DISTRACTED DRIVERS LAW

    STATISTICS ? What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital.’

    “Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable.”

    Statistics – and research in general – is carried out by *people*. PEOPLE HAVE MOTIVATIONS.

    WASHINGTON GOVERNOR JAY INSLEE (D) HAD HIS MOTIVATIONS.

    AND, HE HAD HIS STATISTICS…..

     15% INCLUDED PASSENGER DISTRACTION

     12% INCLUDED CELL PHONE DISTRACTION

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    THE STARTLING STATISTICS ON DISTRACTED YOUNG DRIVERS?

    58% OF TEEN DRIVERS INVOLVED IN MODERATE TO SEVERE CRASHES WERE DISTRACTED

    24% OF YOUNG DRIVERS INVOLVED IN WASHINGTON FATAL CRASHES WERE DISTRACTED IN 2015, 

     According to the Department of Licensing, 24% OF YOUNG DRIVERS INVOLVED IN WASHINGTON FATAL CRASHES WERE DISTRACTED IN 2015, up from 18% in 2008. Videos taken inside teenage driver’s car seconds before a crash reveal some startling statistics. Out of 1,700 videos taken:

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    Washington State Targets All Forms of Distracted Driving With New ‘E …

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    3 days ago – Washington State Targets All Forms of Distracted Driving With NewWashington’s new EDUI law will undoubtedly be a sticking point for …

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    Fresh off its efforts to end the scourge of left-lane slowpokes, Washington State is preparing to enact one of the nation’s toughest distracted driving laws after legislators passed a bill outlawing nearly every conceivable form of attention-diverting behavior behind the wheel.

    Starting Sunday, drivers will no longer be allowed to use handheld devices at all, even while stopped in traffic or doing something as simple as scrolling through a playlist. Say goodbye to your red light selfies and social media spot-checks; officers who spot a driver with a phone in hand at any time for any reason can issue a ticket starting at $136, and repeat offenders will see that fine rise to $234 per violation.

    Additionally, a whole slew of other common sights—smoking, eating, drinking, reading, and “grooming”—are now secondary offenses, meaning drivers can be handed a $99 ticket for any of these actions if they’re pulled over for something else. So that guy you see on your morning commute making the illegal merge while shaving and eating his McMuffin is in for a rude awakening.

    Washington’s new E-DUI law will undoubtedly be a sticking point for some people. We can all agree that texting (and reading, and grooming, and sometimes eating) is indeed distracting when controlling a multi-ton vehicle, and therefore probably shouldn’t be allowed. But can the same be said for drinking a bottle of water? Or smoking a cigarette? It can be argued that anything other driving is a distraction behind the wheel, but it doesn’t take too much effort to imagine a driver suing the state over a disputed ticket and the law’s true intent.

    Then again, by now we know Washington governor Jay Inslee doesn’t have the  highest regard for human drivers in all our glorious fallibility. And he kept beating that drum at a distracted driving awareness event in the state capital on Monday. Governor Inslee also vetoed a provision of the original bill that would have delayed its implementation until 2019, reminding the crowd in Olympia that a distracted driver is just as bad as a drunk one—and that the issue is too urgent to wait.

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    Does (D)  Inslee’s WA State Distracted Drivers Law have this ambiguous inclusion?

    “INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO”  This phrase is used to indicate that a list is not necessarily exhaustive.

    In other words, when you don’t want someone to get the impression that whatever you’re saying applies only the items on the list.

    It means that those things are included, but other things you haven’t mentioned could be included as well, as ALL OF THE ABOVE

    OR, ARE THE DRIVING DISTRACTION TICKETS AND FINES et al, TO BE LEFT TO THE DISCRETION OF THE WSP OFFICER THAT PULLS OVER,  OR NOTICES A RUNNING VEHICLE, WITH A  DRIVER IN THE VEHICLE, WHERE EVER THE VEHICLE IS PARKED, WITH A DRIVER DOING WHATEVER HE’S DOING, WITH WHATEVER HE’S DOING IT WITH IN HIS VEHICLE?

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    The bottom line

    After reading nearly everything about this new law on line for six hours, I’m so confused

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