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  • 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.


  • Understanding WA DC Politics 1883-2017

    Despite the host of management and organizational studies, Washington exposés and critiques of bureaucracy very little information is available about the working world, and everyday conduct of the top people in government.

    June 25, 2017 There is no LEFT or RIGHT in my 937th comment, there is only the WRONG that has been progressively committed, against the best interest of American citizens by WA DC POLITICIANS et al, behind our backs, behind closed doors.

    Despite the information available on the internet, very little information has been documented and provided to the working people in America, by the public media on the everyday conduct of the top people in the U.S. government..

    To and for the understanding of a reasonable person, I submit the following

    Understanding WA DC Politics 1883- 1952- 1977- 1979-2017

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    1883 UNDERSTANDING THE CIVIL SERVICE MERIT SYSTEM?

     Approved on January 16, 1883, THE PENDLETON ACT established a merit-based system of selecting government officials and supervising their work. THE ACT ALSO MADE IT UNLAWFUL TO FIRE OR DEMOTE FOR POLITICAL REASONS EMPLOYEES WHO WERE COVERED BY THE LAW

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    1952 UNDERSTANDING THE PLUM BOOK?

    The Republican Party popular war hero General Dwight D. Eisenhower and won the hotly-fought presidential contest, in a landslide with 442 electoral votes, ending 22 consecutive years of Democratic control of the White House.

    After  Eisenhower was elected president, after the hotly-fought presidential contest, the list was written and published by the defeated Democrats in 1952

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    MY MISUNDERSTANDING “A GOVERNMENT OF STRANGERS”

    Due to my ignorance,  on Nov  11, 2016, three days after President Trump was elected, my understanding of a government of strangers was the 7000 SES operatives permanently embedded in the U.S. government.  

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    1977 – 2007 UNDERSTANDING A GOVERNMENT OF STRANGERS:

     EXECUTIVE POLITICS IN WASHINGTON?

    Methodology: Interviews with 200 civil servants and political appointees from different departments and at different career stages.

    Summary of Heclo: A government of strangers – From WikiSummary …

    wikisum.com/w/Heclo:_A_government_of_strangers

    Aug 14, 2007 – Political executive officers are supposed to guide and control, rather than … 1977. A government of strangers: Executive politics in Washington.

    Overview · ‎Abstract: · ‎Question: · ‎Chapter-by-Chapter Notes

    Overview

    Abstract:

    The book’s main objective is to explore the process by which high-ranking political executives and bureaucrats interact with each other in Washington. Political executive officers are supposed to guide and control, rather than merely reflect, the various interests in the executive branch. However, they are ill-suited to do so: they come to power being strangers and amateurs. Heclo studies the relationship between executives (presidential appointees) and bureaucrats (civil servants). The former are interested in political control, and the latter in policy continuity.

    Question:

    General research question: Can politicians guide what government does by controlling the people who do it? To what extent does appointment power make political control of the bureaucracy possible?

    • What are the implications of the politicization of the bureaucracy for political control (as embodied in political executives) and bureaucratic autonomy (as embodied in high-level civil servants) within the executive branch?
    • How do political executives (interested in political control) and bureaucrats (interested in administrative continuity, bureaucratic autinomy) interact with each other in Washington?

    Answer:

    High ranking civil servants strike a balance between the demands of political executives and bureaucrats. Bureaucracies pit the ambitions and plans of career bureaucrats against those of political appointees, who are at an organizational and informational disadvantage. Because the process of career advancement of high-ranking civil servants has been politicized, they may balance the demands of political executives and bureaucrats.

    High ranking career officials who are part of a civil service system add a third dimension to the interaction between political executives and bureaucrats. They are supposed to be responsive to the legal authority of political heads, but they also have institutional responsibilities and a longer time horizon than the political heads. “The civil service idea in Washington may be a counterpoint for balancing strictly political and bureaucratic demands, but it rests on slippery foundations” (32).

    Political executives can usually do better by evoking conditional cooperation rather than invoking their authority. (220) Conditional cooperation comes from developing trust with civil servants, building alliances within the agency and outside the agency (interest groups, media, other agencies, administration), and choosing strategically which goals to pursue.

    Place in the Literature:

    Sides with Seidman (1998), Neustadt (1960) regarding the power of the presidency and the constraints imposed by the internal structure of the executive. Does not address the issue of congressional dominance directly (thus, neither confirms nor denies). Discussion of “marrying the natives” suggests some degree of bureaucratic independence.

    General Argument:

    • Presidential campaigns do not produce action programs that can be precisely legislated and then put into play by the bureaucracy.
    • Transition teams are likely to be poorly organized and political appointments (and the movements of their bureaucratic counterparts) are made after the fact.
    • Therefore, these decisions are made in haste under incomplete information. Under these circumstances, it is reasonable to believe that executives will use criteria on which information is available (i.e. political affiliation and service to the party or its members) as a basis for decision-making.
    • Higher-level staffing decisions, even within the civil service, become de facto political appointments (with political attachments to both the executive and relevant congressional actors, i.e. subgovernments and iron triangles).
    • Relationship of top civil servants and political appointees is therefore “smudgy,” i.e. not well defined. Because this relationship is not well defined, there is an absence of political and policy leadership within the bureaucracy. Political appointees “go native,” undermining presidential control, while bureaucrats are increasingly controlled by elected officials.
    • For this reason, policy implementation within the bureaucracy is not characterized by rational, hierarchical modes of interaction, but rather by establishing cooperation. This occasions the development of strategic planning and support-coalition formation.
      • The original purpose of the civil service is undermined.
      • Principal-agent relations are not clearly established and information is not efficiently disseminated.

    Suggested shape of reform:

    The establishment of a senior civil service (called Federal Executive Officers) in which rank is attached to individuals, not to jobs (unclear how this would bring about more predictable relationships between bureaucrats and political appointees, although it would make for the routinization of the post-filling process).

    Methodology: Interviews with 200 civil servants and political appointees from different departments and at different career stages.

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    1978-1979 UNDERSTANDING THE SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE (SES)?

    Overview & History – OPM

    https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive…/overview-history/

    History. The Senior Executive Service (SES) was established by Title IV of the Civil Service Reform Act (CSRA) of 1978 (P.L. 95-454, October 13, 1978) and became effective on July 13, 1979.

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    OPM CORRECTIVE ACTIONS REQUIRED?

    “(c) If the Office makes a written finding, on the basis of information obtained under the program established under subsection (b)(2) of this section or otherwise, that any action taken by an agency pursuant to authority delegated under subsection (a)(2) of this section is contrary to any law, rule, or regulation, or is contrary to any standard established under subsection (b)(1) of this section, the agency involved shall take any corrective action the Office may require.

    UNDERSTANDING 2014 VETERAN’S SCANDAL the 300 SES employees involved? Understanding why not “ONE” was fired and Understanding why they all collected their bonuses?  

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    2014-2017 UNDERSTANDING THE MERIT OF THE CIVIL SERVICE SYSTEM?

     IT IS UNLAWFUL TO FIRE OR DEMOTE OVER 9,000 (SES) FEDERAL CIVIL SERVICE LEADERSHIP AND SUPPORT POSITIONS IN THE LEGISLATIVE AND EXECUTIVE BRANCHES OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FOR POLITICAL REASONS

    INDEED, IN 1883 THE  MERIT-BASED SYSTEM WAS  SELECTING GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS

    AND SUPERVISING THEIR WORK.

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    JUNE 25, 2017  UNDERSTANDING?

    Trump 76: Plum Book 9,000 SES-GS jobs 1952 – 2016 | Darrell Smith …

    https://www.linkedin.com/…/trump-76-8000-presidential-appointments-plum-book-d…

    Jan 5, 2017 – December 2016: The Government Printing Office released the United States Policy and Supporting Positions (Plum Book) for 2016 on 5 Dec … The Plum Book contains data (as of June 30, 2016) on over 9,000 Federal civil service leadership and support positions in the legislative and executive branches of the Federal Government that may be subject to noncompetitive appointment.

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    The bottom line…..

    June 25, 2017 There is no LEFT or RIGHT in my 937th comment, there is only the WRONG that has been progressively committed, against the best interest of American citizens by WA DC POLITICIANS et al, behind our backs, behind closed doors.


  • DOI Update on the (SES) Swamp Dwellers

    Thanks to Liz Bowen’s “Pie N Politics” comment, I  can document and update 

    Zinke moves to drain the swamp at Interior Department

    Jun 19, 2017

    CORRUPTION, Dept. of INTERIOR

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    November 11, 2016  I received this cut and paste warning from a pretty reliable D.C. insider

    —– Original Message —–

    FromXXXX

    To: pearl hewett

    Sent: Friday, November 11, 2016 1:16 PM

    Subject: Re: The list from D.C.

    Ok, but suggest not just focusing on the 4000….here’s the cut and paste hub-bub from DC we are being warned to keep an eye on too: 

    …7,000 Senior Executive Service positions that do NOT require Senate confirmation, but only Presidential appointment – these are the “agency career positions” that are usually filled by experienced federal officials and are hard to get rid of because of legal protections. It will be very difficult for Trump to eliminate any of these positions because they directly assist the Politicals confirmed by the Senate, who will protect their empires and agency positions.

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    November 11-14, 2016 I did more research, documented and posted this comment on behindmyback.org

    The Untouchables SES Senior Executives

    Posted on November 14, 2016 4:29 pm by Pearl Rains Hewett

    The Untouchables SES Senior Executives

    TRUMP AND HIS TRANSITIONAL TEAM ARE DRAINING PART OF THE WA DC.  SWAMP  OF 4000 ALLIGATORS…

    BUT, THAT NUMBER PALES TO THE FACT THAT THERE ARE ABOUT 7000 ALLIGATORS (SES) UNTOUCHABLES,  IN  “CIVIL SERVICE”  “UNFIREABLE”

    AS CIVIL SERVICE SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE (SES) EMPLOYED AND  ALREADY EMBEDDED IN “CAREER POSITIONS”  IN THE WA DC SWAMP.

    SOMETHING WENT BLATANTLY AMOK IN THE US GOVERNMENT CIVIL SERVICE BETWEEN 1883-2016.

    NOW, WE HAVE  AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT WHO SHALL BE ACCOUNTABLE

    STEVE BANNON HAS BEEN APPOINTED AS TRUMP’S CHIEF STRATEGIST.

    STEVE SHALL FIND A STRATEGY TO REMOVE THE 7000 UNTOUCHABLES, “UNFIREABLE CIVIL SERVICE” (SES) SENIOR EXECUTIVES?

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    A STRATEGY INDEED

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    Zinke moves to drain the swamp at Interior Department

    Jun 19, 2017

    CORRUPTION, Dept. of INTERIOR

    June 19, 2017 Free Range Report

    snippets….

    Although Zinke is constrained by a 120 day grace period, IT APPEARS THAT HE HAS HAD THIS PLAN ON THE READY FOR SOME TIME. Greenwire goes on:

    Dozens of Senior Executive Service employees — career officials within the federal government — received letters yesterday informing them that they may be reassigned as early as June 28, the newspaper said.

    According to the Post, the letters sent to as many 50 SES employees provided a 15-day notice of their looming job changes, as required by law. Zinke and all political appointees must wait at least 120 days following their confirmations to relocate any SES members. The Senate confirmed Zinke on March 1.

    Shifting 50 general-officer-equivalents is not a small undertaking. It represents an intention to totally demolish the existing power structure. By separating these long serving SES officials from the organizations they have run for perhaps decades….

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    Update February 21, 2017

    The Secret Service of Obama’s 7000 (SES)

    Posted on February 21, 2017 11:00 am by Pearl Rains Hewett

    The Secret Service of Obama’s 7000 (SES)

    Feb17, 2017 Judge Jeanine called them Obama’s “LEFTOVERS”.  And, she said what the president has to do with it is make clear that he doesn’t play around either and prosecute them.

    Feb. 15,  2017 Wikileaked, Julian Assange wrote “Amazing battle for dominance is playing out between the elected us govt & the IC who consider themselves to be the ‘PERMANENT GOVERNMENT’,”.

    I CALL THEM OBAMA’S 7000 (SES) UNTOUCHABLES.

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    Full unedited text Liz Bowen’s “Pie N Politics” comment

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    Zinke moves to drain the swamp at Interior Department

    Jun 19, 2017

    CORRUPTION, Dept. of INTERIOR

    Free Range Report

    June 19, 2017

    Zinke’s departmental shake up is not just your typical, run-of-the-mill reorganization that happens each time a new administration takes power. Zinke took over a department that has been dogged by controversy, corruption, and a reputation that prompts fear and loathing in the West.

    posted by Marjorie Haun

    Trump’s Interior Department Secretary, Montana rancher and former Navy Seal Ryan Zinke, is proving to be more than just a dramatic contrast to Obama’s Interior chief, liberal Democrat recreation industry exec., Sally Jewell. Zinke’s getting to work unraveling her legacy–and that of previous progressive predecessors–in short order. Beyond the Obama monument land grabs, which are currently under review as ordered by President Trump, with significant reductions and reversals in the works, Zinke is breaking up the bureaucratic status quo in his department’s upper echelons. On June 16, Greenwire reported:

    Dozens of Senior Executive Service employees — career officials within the federal government — received letters yesterday informing them that they may be reassigned as early as June 28, the newspaper said.

    “Personnel moves are being conducted to better serve the taxpayer and the Department’s operations through matching Senior Executive skill sets with mission and operational requirements,” said Interior spokeswoman Heather Swift in an email. She noted that Zinke mentioned the “Department-wide, front lines-focused reorganization on his first day address to all employees.”

    It is not unusual for new cabinet members, who wield considerable power in reworking their respective departments, to shake things up, but Zinke is using his clout to shift manpower and influence out of Washington D.C. beltway bureaucracy into the ‘field,’ or those areas where federal policies have real-world consequences for states and localities. The Greenwire article says:

    Last week, Zinke outlined his plans for reorganizing the agency under a “joint system” that would shift federal employees from Washington to the field.

    Although Zinke is constrained by a 120 day grace period, it appears that he has had this plan on the ready for some time. Greenwire goes on:

    According to the Post, the letters sent to as many 50 SES employees provided a 15-day notice of their looming job changes, as required by law. Zinke and all political appointees must wait at least 120 days following their confirmations to relocate any SES members. The Senate confirmed Zinke on March 1.

    The newspaper reported that Interior Office of Policy Analysis Director Joel Clement, the top climate policy official, was among those to receive the notice and that he will be transferred to the Office of Natural Resources Revenue.

    In addition, the Post said, several Fish and Wildlife Service officials received the notices, including Assistant Director for International Affairs Bryan Arroyo, Southwest Regional Director Benjamin Tuggle, Southeast Regional Director Cindy Dohner and Office of Law Enforcement Chief Bill Woody, who will move to the Bureau of Land Management.

    Tuggle and Dohner have both been involved in high-profile fights over how to recover gray wolf subspecies in their regions. Arroyo, who has been leading Fish and Wildlife’s fight against wildlife trafficking, last year was found by Interior’s inspector general to have potentially violated federal regulations by pressuring his staff into awarding a noncompetitive contract worth more than $256,000.

    Zinke’s departmental shake up is not just your typical, run-of-the-mill reorganization that happens each time a new administration takes power. Zinke took over a department that has been dogged by controversy, corruption, and a reputation that prompts fear and loathing in the West. The Interior Department and its biggest agencies; the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and the federal Fish and Wildlife Service, have overstepped and over-regulated for decades. Beyond a mere managerial overhaul, this move may signal Zinke’s philosophical re-calibration of Interior and its branches. Streiff, a reporter at  RedState, wrote about the changes this way:

    Shifting 50 general-officer-equivalents is not a small undertaking. It represents an intention to totally demolish the existing power structure. By separating these long serving SES officials from the organizations they have run for perhaps decades means that there will be a lot less resistance to reorganization. Many of these people will resign rather than accept the reassignment. That is a feature, not a bug. By making this move before he has his own appointees in place, Zinke is signaling to the agency and to Senate Democrats that he will not be deterred by intransigence.

    The RedState article acknowledges the little-discussed bog at the Bureau of Indian Affairs; one of the most inefficient and wasteful agencies of them all, which has escaped broader scrutiny only because it’s considered politically incorrect to discuss anything related to Native American policies in a negative light. RedState’s Streiff goes on:

    The transfers that struck me were the Bureau of Indian Affairs positions. If there is a more corrupt, inept, and apathetic federal agency than BIA I really wish someone would point it out to me. BIA has resisted change of all types for decades, failing to serve either the Indians or the nation but doing quite well for themselves. Taking two of the top people out of there certainly clears the decks for action.

    Zinke will, of course, still have to deal with these people after they are transferred but they will have been stripped of power and hubris and might be more willing to cooperate.

    If there were to exist a top-ten list of federal agents, bureaucrats, or appointees guilty of hubris and unchecked abuse of power, at least half of them would probably come out of the Department of Interior, which for decades has grown more oppressive and less accountable in its tasks of managing vast amounts of American land and resources.

    Although we don’t have  specific information on who will be sacked as a result of Zinke’s reorganization, we hope that the worst of the bad players will be held to account. The first power-mad fiend that should go is Dan Love, the BLM special agent who has wreaked havoc and left a trail of destruction everywhere he’s worked in the West. And there are many others who should be jettisoned out of the government and back into civilian life.

    We’ve reported here at Free Range Report about those agents and bureaucrats with environmentalist entanglements and extremist ideologies that are incompatible with the proper role of the Interior Department; which is to facilitate game management, livestock production, and responsible resource development on public lands. President Trump’s election was based in large part on his promise to drain the federal swamp. Zinke may be initiating that process at the Department of Interior, and the sooner the better, because that is an unbelievably fetid, murky swamp to be drained.

    Contact Secretary Zinke at the Interior Department and encourage him to drain the swamp with haste, starting with Dan Love.

    The bottom line…

    Thanks to Liz Bowen’s “Pie N Politics” comment, I  can document and I did update .

     


  • Feb 28, 2017 POTUS Executes WOTUS

    PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES (POTUS) DONALD J. TRUMP

    SIGNED AN EXECUTIVE ORDER ON WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES (WOTUS)

    Indeed, Trump Signed an Executive Order to Begin Water Rule Rollback

    In President Trump’s own words, “With today’s executive order I’m directing the EPA to take action paving the way for the elimination of this very destructive and horrible rule,” Trump said.

    “The EPA so-called Waters of the United States rule is one of the worst examples of federal regulation, and it has truly run amok, and is one of the rules most strongly opposed by farmers, ranchers and agricultural workers all across our land,” Trump said. “It’s prohibiting them from being allowed to do what they’re supposed to be doing. It has been a disaster.”

    The rule was signed by President Obama in May of 2015, (the master of several disasters) and went into effect in late August of 2015.

    President Trump’s  Director of Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt was  sworn in on Feb 17, 2017. “They” say….Scott Pruitt is the EPA’s Legal Nemesis

    POTUS Executes WOTUS

    They” say it was a hatchet job.

    “They” say 3000 jobs will be lost at the EPA.

    I say great, 3000 more ways to downsize the government

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    START HERE… WHERE EVERYTHING FEDERAL STARTS….

    Behind My Back | WOTUS “Water Runs Down Hill”

    www.behindmyback.org/2015/09/04/wotuswater-runs-down-hill/

    Posted on September 4, 2015 8:52 am by Pearl Rains Hewett Comment

    So, the LAW OF GRAVITY becomes the EPA WOTUS WATER LAW OF THE LAND?

    I DON’T NEED AN APPLE TO FALL ON MY HEAD TO UNDERSTAND THE GRAVITY OF WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES (WOTUS)

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    The EPA is earning a reputation for abuse – The Washington Post

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/…epa-is…abuse/…/gIQAucvzzT_story.html

    May 3, 2012Earlier this year, Mike and Chantell Sackett brought a case against the EPA to the Supreme Court, challenging a “compliance order” …

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    Apr 4, 2012 www.nationalreview.com/article/295188

    That subtext to the Sackett opinion is one that the lower courts (who try to avoid being overruled) can read as clearly as EPA.
    Congress should subpoena Al Armendariz, the EPA’s regional administrator, to come explain how this whole fiasco happened.
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    Apr 25, 2012 – Uploaded by Senator Jim Inhofe

    2010, video  which shows a top EPA official, Region VI Administrator Al Armendariz, using the vivid metaphor of crucifixion to explain EPA’s enforcement tactics for oil and gas producers.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ze3GB_b7Nuo
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     Apr 4, 2012

    The EPA Abuses First, Apologizes Later – | National Review

    www.nationalreview.com/article/295188

    Apr 4, 2012 – EPA can issue emergency orders to anybody. The Supreme Court’s recent decision in Sackett v. EPA, which insisted that citizens hit with an …

     The EPA Abuses First, Apologizes Later
    April 4, 2012 4:00 AM @Mario_A_Loyola

    The regulatory state’s biggest bully beats up another victim.

    Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/295188

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    May 29, 2012

    Senate Republicans Request Answers on EPAís Sackett … – Inhofe

    www.inhofe.senate.gov/…/senate-republicans-request-answers-on-epais-sackett-comm…

    May 29, 2012Senate Republicans Request Answers on EPA’s Sackett Comments … Post saying that the agency is ‘earning a reputation for abuse.’ EPA …

    Just saying….

    May 29, 2012 The establishment’s GOP asked questions and talked about it

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    Sep 4, 2015

    Behind My Back | PLF lawsuit on WOTUS

    www.behindmyback.org/2015/09/04/plf-lawsuit-on-wotus/

    Sep 4, 2015 – PLF lawsuit on WOTUS Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) lawsuit … www.behindmyback.org/2014/03/12/who-is-protecting–we-the-people/.

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    Feb 11, 2016

    Behind My Back | A Wetland is A WOTUS

    www.behindmyback.org/category/a-wetland-is-a-wotus/

    Feb 11, 2016 – www.behindmyback.org/2016/04/26/let–me–ask–america-a-question/ ….. www.behindmyback.org/2015/09/04/wotus–water-runs-down-hill/.

    The Environmental Protection Agency says ANY BODIES OF WATER near a river, or standing water that can affect waterways will (RUN DOWN HILL AND) fall under federal regulation.

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    THIS IS A SCIENTIFIC FACT!
    NO MATTER WHERE ON EARTH WATER IS, GRAVITY RUNS WATER DOWN HILL

    WA STATE GOVERNMENT IS BOUND BY THE GRAVITY FED TRICKLE DOWN EFFECT of WOTUS federal jurisdiction over WETLANDS AND WATERS.
    Indeed, WA State Dept. of Ecology “DID”  ADOPT AND DESIGNATE THE SHORELANDS AND WETLANDS ASSOCIATED WITH ANY BODIES OF WATER, within 4,000 feet of a navigable water, including wetlands near a river, lake, saltwater, or standing water, that (run down hill) can affect waterways (run down hill and) “COULD” affect the environment, that

    SHALL fall under the WOTUS Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Water Act and become subject to EPA review and control.

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    The EPA’s enforcement policy and tactics for WETLANDS

    EPA’s abuse of the Sacketts inspires latest thriller by CJ Box

    www.pacificlegal.org › Home › News & Media
    Pacific Legal Foundation

    Mar 12, 2013“EPA is not above the law — that’s the bottom line with the Sacketts‘ Supreme Court victory,” said PLF Principal Attorney Damien Schiff, who …

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     EPA’s enforcement tactics for oil and gas producers.

    EPA Official: EPAs “philosophy” is to “crucify” and “make …

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ze3GB_b7Nuo
    Apr 25, 2012 – Uploaded by Senator Jim Inhofe

    A video from 2010, which shows a top EPA official, Region VI Administrator Al Armendariz, using the vivid metaphor of crucifixion to explain EPA’s enforcement tactics for oil and gas producers.

    Just saying…

    Apr 25, 2012 The establishment’s GOP watched it and talked about it.

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    On Feb 28, 2017 with the stroke of his pen in President Trump’s own words, “With today’s executive order I’m directing the EPA to take action paving the way for the elimination of this very destructive and horrible rule,” Trump said.

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    March 2, 2017 UNDER WOTUS, THE EPA’S  POLICY FOR ENFORCEMENT HAS  ABUSED HUNDREDS OF AMERICAN CITIZENS, INCLUDING IMPRISONMENT.

    HOW HORRIBLE IS THAT….

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    Post on Pie N Politics

    WOTUS overturned! Now pardon Joe Robertson!

    Clean Water ACT – EPA, CORRUPTION, Federal gov & land grabs, President Trump and officials
    On the back of today’s Executive Order, Joe deserves an immediate, unconditional federal pardon.
    ….
    To be Continued…

  • The Power Behind The Thrown?

    The “POWER BEHIND THE THRONE” refers to a person or group that informally exercises the real POWER of a high-ranking office, such as a head of state.

    In this case, The Power Behind the Thrown, are the Establishment’s  POLITICIANS that got thrown out in the 2016 presidential election.

    A Democrat, a Socialist and 16 Republicans from the establishment got thrown out. “BECAUSE AMERICAN VOTERS WANTED THE TRUTH”

    And as America’s voting citizens would have it….

    Donald J. Trump a non-politician  was elected President on Nov 8, 2016.

    Donald J. Trump is my president. He was sworn in on Jan 20, 2017.

    YEP.. A REAL, HONEST TO GOD MAN, SWORE ON A STACK OF BIBLES TO UPHOLD THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

    From June 16, 2015, to date, the attacks on Donald Trump, by the public media in collaboration and  collusion with extreme activists have been horrendous and unceasing.

    Indeed, the establishments Government of politicians was dethroned  By Donald J. Trump
    The power of the liberal public media  was toppled by social media and the power of we the people.

     

    Hard power is the use of military and economic means to influence the behavior or interests of … Hard power contrasts with soft power, which comes from diplomacy, culture and history

    Which lead me to the historic U.S. government establishmented method to ensure the  smooth transition of power, as provide for, and done by our elected Democrat and Republican representative, by voting in the U.S. Congress, for those who consider themselves to be the permanent government of the United States of America. The un-elected  group at the highest level of government, that informally exercises the real POWER of  high-ranking office.

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    VIDEO: Ex-CIA Analyst Says Former Obama Staffers Sabotaging …

    www.thegatewaypundit.com/…/video-ex-cia-analyst-says-former-obama-staffers-sabo

    7 days ago – VIDEO: Ex-CIA Analyst Says Former Obama Staffers Sabotaging President Trump By Withholding Intel. Ryan Saavedra Feb 17th, 2017 9:57 …

    VIDEO: Ex-CIA Analyst Says Former Obama Staffers Sabotaging President Trump By Withholding Intel

    Ex-CIA Analyst Says It’s Time To Clean House

    Earlier this week ex-CIA analyst  Ret. Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer, told Martha MacCallum of Fox News that he thinks that left over members of Obama’s administration are withholding information from the President.

    The interview with MacCallum came as the Wall Street Journal released a report claiming that intelligence officials are purposefully withholding information from President Trump. The Gateway Pundit was one of the first to report on the claims from the WSJ article.

    From The Free Beacon:

    “The problem is this, you have a lot of folks who are either career members of the intelligence community who are skeptical of the current situation or who were at one point political appointees who have burrowed themselves into the infrastructure who are now career intelligence officers,” he said.

    Shaffer said it is evident that there are people who are embedded in the current administration that have retained loyalties to past administrations. This causes them to “[judge] for themselves what they should or should not do regarding intelligence.”

    “The same mentality where you’ve seen people leaking is the same mentality you see people holding information,” he said.

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    Where the same mentality of the U.S. government does most of my business behindmyback.org; behind closed doors.

    My freedom of speech is guaranteed by the first amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

    Please read these documented comments.

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    The Secret Service of Obama’s 7000 (SES)

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    A government of strangers: Executive politics in Washington

    H Heclo – 2011 – books.google.com

    HOW DO POLITICAL APPOINTEES TRY TO GAIN CONTROL OF THE WASHINGTON BUREAUCRACY?

     HOW DO HIGH-RANKING CAREER BUREAUCRATS TRY TO ENSURE ADMINISTRATIVE CONTINUITY?

    THE ANSWERS ARE SOUGHT IN THIS ANALYSIS OF THE RELATIONS BETWEEN APPOINTEES AND BUREAUCRATS that uses the participants’ own words to describe the imperatives they face and the strategies they adopt.

    SHIFTING ATTENTION AWAY FROM THE WELL-PUBLICIZED ACTIONS OF THE PRESIDENT,

    High Heclo

    Cited by 981 Related articles All 2 versions Cite Save More

    Why would an American Citizen that voted for President Donald J. Trump  be concerned about executive politics with a government of strangers?

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    This is a long video, but if we want the truth to be know…

    The Power behind the Throne (The position of power occupied by the …

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=641Oyk3d5HM
    Nov 18, 2015 – Uploaded by PressTV Documentaries

    Investigating into today’s power structure in the UK and the role played by the British monarchy, this eye-opening …

    The bottom line..

    Trump is the President, he has the power and he has options.


  • EPA – BLM We Crucify Them

    EPA – BLM We Crucify Them

    APR 25, 2012  EPA’S “PHILOSOPHY OF ENFORCEMENT,” SAID EPA’S REGION VI ADMINISTRATOR AL ARMENDARIZ,

     IS “KIND OF LIKE HOW THE ROMANS USED TO CONQUER LITTLE VILLAGES IN THE MEDITERRANEAN: THEY’D GO INTO LITTLE TURKISH TOWNS SOMEWHERE, THEY’D FIND THE FIRST FIVE GUYS THEY’D RUN INTO, AND THEY’D CRUCIFY THEM.”

    “THAT TOWN WAS REALLY EASY TO MANAGE FOR THE NEXT FEW YEARS,” ARMENDARIZ ADDED.

    (video and text below)

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    A 2014-2017 A GLIMPSE OF THE OBAMA AGENDA EPA- BLM GOVERNMENT PHILOSOPHY OF ENFORCEMENT “POLICY” HAS TURNED INTO? THE GOVERNMENT RULE. IN LITTLE VILLAGES, IN LITTLE TOWNS IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

    INCLUDING THE BRUTAL TACTICS EMPLOYED BY THE EPA- BLM  TO INTIMIDATE ITS FOES INTO SUBMISSION.

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    THOSE ENTRUSTED WITH POWER HAVE, IN TIME, AND BY SLOW OPERATIONS, PERVERTED IT INTO TYRANNY….

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    Feb 19, 2017 The good news is….

    Scott Pruitt Confirmed and Sworn in as EPA Administrator | U.S. EPA …

    https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/scottpruitt-confirmed-and-swornepaadministrator

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    Moving forward, with the Trump Agenda and Policy, American Citizens shall  not be crucified into submission by brutal tactics, by any U.S. government agency. period

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    ARMENDARIZ’S COMMENTS, APR 25, 2012 ,INHOFE SAID, “GIVE US A RARE GLIMPSE OF THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION’S TRUE AGENDA.

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    FOLLOWING THE EPA’S 2012  “PHILOSOPHY OF ENFORCEMENT” AND THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION POLICY AGENDA,

    THE  BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT (BLM) WENT TO THE BUNDY RANCH IN 2014, THEY  FOUND THE FIRST SIX  GUYS THEY RAN INTO….

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    Just saying…EPA  down and one to go….

    The U.S. Senate goes on a week-long break starting this weekend, so a vote on/for DOI  (BLM) Zinke’s nomination likely won’t occur until the Senate returns, the week of Feb. 27.

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    AND THE (BLM) CREATED AN ARMED STANDOFF WITH AMERICAN CITIZENS.

    THEN, THE  BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT (BLM) WENT TO THE MALHEUR NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE,

    WHERE THE “OREGON STATE POLICE ” EVENTUALLY SHOT LAVOY FINCUM THREE TIMES IN THE BACK

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    APR 25, 2012  IS “KIND OF LIKE HOW THE ROMANS USED TO CONQUER LITTLE VILLAGES IN THE MEDITERRANEAN: THEY’D GO INTO LITTLE TURKISH TOWNS SOMEWHERE, THEY’D FIND THE FIRST FIVE GUYS THEY’D RUN INTO, AND THEY’D CRUCIFY THEM.”

    “THAT TOWN WAS REALLY EASY TO MANAGE FOR THE NEXT FEW YEARS,” ARMENDARIZ ADDED.

    THE BRUTAL TACTICS EMPLOYED BY THE ANCIENT ROMAN ARMY TO INTIMIDATE ITS FOES INTO SUBMISSION.

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    THEIR LEADER THE MALHEUR NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE WAS AMMON BUNDY, WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE 2014 BUNDY STANDOFF AT HIS FATHER’S NEVADA RANCH

    A 2014-2017 GLIMPSE OF THE OBAMA AGENDA EPA- BLM GOVERNMENT PHILOSOPHY OF ENFORCEMENT Etal. “POLICY” HAS TURNED IN TO IS THE GOVERNMENT RULE.

    IN LITTLE VILLAGES IN LITTLE TOWNS IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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    AND “THEY” ARE STILL IN THE PROCESS OF CRUCIFYING THE SIX GUYS THEY RAN INTO AT THE BUNDY RANCH IN 2014…..

    Las Vegas trial starts for 6 in Bundy ranch standoff | The Spokesman …

    www.spokesman.com/…/2017/feb/09/las-vegas-trial-starts-for-6-in-bundy-ranch-stan…

    Feb 9, 2017 – Trial opened Thursday in Las Vegas for six people accused of illegally … on trial at the federal courthouse gather Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, in Las Vegas. … for trial in May for Cliven Bundy, sons Ryan and Ammon Bundy and two …

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    VIDEO: EPA Official Compares Agency Enforcement to Roman …

    blog.heritage.org/…/video-epa-official-compares-agency-enforcement-to-roman-cruci…

    APR 25, 2012 – Armendariz’s comments, Inhofe said, “give us a rare glimpse of the Obama … is to go into the EPA offices, find the first five guys we run into, and crucify them. … How dare Obama AND HIS government side with ignorance and …

    A video surfaced on Wednesday showing a regional administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency comparing his agency’s philosophy with respect to regulation of oil and gas companies to brutal tactics employed by the ancient Roman army to intimidate its foes into submission.

    EPA’s “philosophy of enforcement,” said EPA’s Region VI Administrator Al Armendariz, is “kind of like how the Romans used to conquer little villages in the Mediterranean: they’d go into little Turkish towns somewhere, they’d find the first five guys they’d run into, and they’d crucify them.”

    “That town was really easy to manage for the next few years,” Armendariz added.

    His comments are indicative of the “EPA’s war on fossil fuels,” claimed Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) in a news release on Wednesday.

    Inhofe reiterated the remarks in a speech on the Senate floor Wednesday afternoon. ARMENDARIZ’S COMMENTS, INHOFE SAID, “GIVE US A RARE GLIMPSE OF THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION’S TRUE AGENDA.” The region over which Armendariz has authority includes Inhofe’s home state of Oklahoma.

    “IT’S ONE THING TO CREATE REGULATORY CERTAINTY AND FINE OR PUNISH A COMPANY FOR BREAKING THE LAW,” NOTED HERITAGE’S NICK LORIS IN REACTION TO THE VIDEO, “BUT IT’S ANOTHER TO TARGET A SPECIFIC INDUSTRY AND CREATE A REGULATORY STRANGLEHOLD on America’s access to affordable and reliable energy.”

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    THOSE ENTRUSTED WITH POWER HAVE, IN TIME, AND BY SLOW OPERATIONS, PERVERTED IT INTO TYRANNY….

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    The bottom line…..

    Moving forward, with the Trump Agenda and Policy, American Citizens shall  not be crucified into submission by brutal tactics, by any U.S. government agency. period

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    to be continued…

     The 7000 Liberal SES Sabotaging  Pres. Trump

    THERE IS NO PLACE IN THEAMERICA GOVERNMENT FOR THE (SES) FEDERAL CIVIL SERVICE AGENCY OR ITS UN-ELECTED EMPLOYEES THAT SABOTAGE, DELIBERATELY ATTEMPT TO DESTROY, DAMAGE, OR OBSTRUCT  THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND HIS ADMINISTRATION FOR POLITICAL ADVANTAGE.


  • Ignorance – Perversion and Truth

    Ignorance – Perversion and Truth

    HISTORY HAS SHOWN FOR OVER 200 YEARS

    THAT OUR LEGISLATORS HAVE BEEN GUILTY OF NOT POSSESSING ENOUGH INFORMATION TO PERCEIVE THE IMPORTANT TRUTHS

    THOMAS JEFFERSON , 25 NOVEMBER 1817
    DOCUMENTED, JAN 18, 2017

    Pelosi: Pass Health Reform So You Can Find Out What’s In It

    www.usnews.com/…/pelosipass-health-refor…

    U.S. News & World Report

    Mar 9, 2010 – Pelosi: Pass Health Reform So You Can Find Out What’s In It … Add House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the list. Speaking Tuesday to the 2010 …
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    HISTORY HAS SHOWN FOR OVER 200 YEARS

    THOMAS JEFFERSON, 25 NOVEMBER 1817
    DOCUMENTED, JAN 18, 2017

    WHEREAS IT APPEARETH THAT HOWEVER CERTAIN FORMS OF GOVERNMENT ARE BETTER CALCULATED THAN OTHERS TO PROTECT INDIVIDUALS IN THE FREE EXERCISE OF THEIR NATURAL RIGHTS, AND ARE AT THE SAME TIME THEMSELVES BETTER GUARDED AGAINST DEGENERACY, YET EXPERIENCE HATH SHEWN, THAT EVEN UNDER THE BEST FORMS,

    THOSE ENTRUSTED WITH POWER HAVE, IN TIME, AND BY SLOW OPERATIONS, PERVERTED IT INTO TYRANNY….

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    1. A Bill for the More General Diffusion of Knowledge, 18 …

    As part of his work in revising the laws of Virginia during the late 1770s and early 1780s, THOMAS JEFFERSON PUT FORTH A BILL THAT HAS BECOME ONE OF HIS MOST ENDURING WORKS ON THE SUBJECT OF EDUCATION: Bill 79, “A Bill for the More General Diffusion of Knowledge.” Its oft-quoted preamble reads as follows:

    THOMAS JEFFERSON, 25 NOVEMBER 1817

    MY HOPES HOWEVER ARE KEPT IN CHECK BY THE ORDINARY CHARACTER OF OUR STATE LEGISLATURES,  THE MEMBERS OF WHICH DO NOT GENERALLY POSSESS INFORMATION ENOUGH TO PERCIEVE THE IMPORTANT TRUTHS, THAT KNOWLEDGE IS POWER, THAT KNOWLEDGE IS SAFETY, AND THAT KNOWLEDGE IS HAPPINESS.”

    DONALD J. TRUMP AND AMERICAN VOTERS

    DID PERCEIVE THE IMPORTANT AMERICAN TRUTHS ABOUT KNOWLEDGE, SAFETY, POWER,PERVERSION INTO TYRANNY OBAMA CARE, EDUCATION, AND HAPPINESS.

    NO LONGER ARE OUR AMERICAN HOPES KEPT IN CHECK.

    DONALD J. TRUMP IS THE PRESIDENT ELECT AND INAUGURATION DAY IS JAN 20, 2017

    THE CHARACTER OF THE REPUBLICAN LEGISLATORS AND HIS CABINET PICKS

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    For the General Diffusion of Knowledge  and truth.

    Responding to stories of the day (fake news etc.)

    Sean Spicer

    Press Secretary and Special Assistant to the President

    Appointed

    Mr. Spicer was the longtime spokesman for the Republican National Committee and top aide to Mr. Priebus. Mr. Spicer will be the face of the White House, framing messaging, responding to stories of the day and briefing the press.

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    JAN 18, 2017 UPDATING 2015 POST

    Knowledge is Power 1597-1817-2015

    Posted on November 11, 2015 3:00 pm by Pearl Rains Hewett Comment

    1. A Bill for the More General Diffusion of Knowledge, 18 …

    As part of his work in revising the laws of Virginia during the late 1770s and early 1780s, Thomas Jefferson put forth a bill that has become one of his most enduring works on the subject of education: Bill 79, “A Bill for the More General Diffusion of Knowledge.” Its oft-quoted preamble reads as follows:

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    Whereas it appeareth that however certain forms of government are better calculated than others to protect individuals in the free exercise of their natural rights, and are at the same time themselves better guarded against degeneracy, yet experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms,

    those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny;

    AND IT IS BELIEVED THAT THE MOST EFFECTUAL MEANS OF PREVENTING THIS WOULD BE, TO ILLUMINATE, AS FAR AS PRACTICABLE, THE MINDS OF THE PEOPLE AT LARGE,

    AND MORE ESPECIALLY TO GIVE THEM KNOWLEDGE OF THOSE FACTS, WHICH HISTORY EXHIBITETH, THAT, POSSESSED THEREBY OF THE EXPERIENCE OF OTHER AGES AND COUNTRIES, THEY MAY BE ENABLED TO KNOW AMBITION UNDER ALL ITS SHAPES, AND PROMPT TO EXERT THEIR NATURAL POWERS TO DEFEAT ITS PURPOSES;

    And whereas it is generally true that that people will be happiest whose laws are best, and are best administered, and that laws will be wisely formed, and honestly administered, in proportion as those who form and administer them are wise and honest; whence it becomes expedient for promoting the publick happiness that those persons, whom nature hath endowed with genius and virtue, should be rendered by liberal education worthy to receive, and able to guard the sacred deposit of the rights and liberties of their fellow citizens, and that they should be called to that charge without regard to wealth, birth or other accidental condition or circumstance; but the indigence of the greater number disabling them from so educating, at their own expence, those of their children whom nature hath fitly formed and disposed to become useful instruments for the public, IT IS BETTER THAT SUCH SHOULD BE SOUGHT FOR AND EDUCATED AT THE COMMON EXPENCE OF ALL, THAN THAT THE HAPPINESS OF ALL SHOULD BE CONFIDED TO THE WEAK OR WICKED:
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    The Bill was presented in the House of Delegates in 1778 and 1780, but was not passed; James Madison presented the bill several more times to the state legislature while Jefferson was serving in Paris as Minister to France. A much-revised version was finally passed into law in 1796 AS AN “ACT TO ESTABLISH PUBLIC SCHOOLS.”
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    Federal Role in Education – US Department of Education

    www2.ed.gov/about/overview/fed

    United States Department of Education

    Feb 13, 2012 – This page discusses the role of the U.S. Department, providing a … About ED OVERVIEW. The Federal Role in Education Overview. Education is primarily a State and local responsibility in the United …. Welcome to ED.gov …

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    The Federal Role in Education 2011-2012
    EDUCATION IS PRIMARILY A STATE AND LOCAL RESPONSIBILITY IN THE UNITED STATES. It is States and communities, as well as public and private organizations of all kinds, that establish schools and colleges, develop curricula, and determine requirements for enrollment and graduation.

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    The bottom line

    IT IS BETTER THAT “SUCH” SHOULD BE SOUGHT FOR AND EDUCATED AT THE COMMON EXPENCE OF ALL, THAN THAT THE HAPPINESS OF ALL SHOULD BE CONFIDED TO THE WEAK OR WICKED.

    NO LONGER ARE OUR AMERICAN HOPES KEPT IN CHECK.

    DONALD J. TRUMP IS THE PRESIDENT ELECT AND INAUGURATION DAY IS JAN 20, 2017

    AND, BY THE CONFIRMATION AND CHARACTER OF THE REPUBLICAN LEGISLATORS AND TRUMPS CABINET PICKS


  • Scams and Lies to American Citizens

    The WA DC Establishment’s, Democrat and Republican  Scams and Lies to American Citizens

    There is no left or right  there is  just WRONG. period

    SCAM BY DEFINITION a dishonest scheme, a fraud, swindle. cheat, deceive, trick, dupe, hoodwink, double-cross, gull; con, fleece, shaft, hose, sting, bilk, diddle, rook, gyp, finagle, bamboozle, flimflam, , sucker, stiffhornswoggle

    U.S. GOVERNMENT SCAMS ON AMERICAN CITIZEN’S,  BY THEIR VERY NATURE ARE COMMITTED BEHIND MY BACK, BEHIND CLOSED DOORS.

    JAN 2009 – 2017 OBAMA’S, DEMOCRAT’S ADMINISTRATION AND HILLARY LIES ARE DOCUMENTED, VIDEO TAPED, LEAKED AND ONE WAY OR ANOTHER, FORCED TO BECOME PUBLIC  BY THE MEDIA.

    LIES TO AMERICAN CITIZENS  HAVE BEEN BALD FACED AND, BOLD FACED, A TERM USED IN REFERENCE TO NEWSPAPER HEADLINES PRINTED IN BOLD FACE TYPE, WHICH ARE OUTRIGHT LIES. SUCH HEADLINES ARE ONLY INTENDED TO SELL NEWSPAPERS, NOT TO PUBLISH TRUTH.

    NOW IN 2017 A BOLD FACED LIE IS REFEREED BY THE PUBLIC MEDIA AS “FALSE NEWS”, NEWSPAPER HEADLINES PRINTED IN BOLD FACE TYPE, WHICH ARE OUTRIGHT LIES. SUCH HEADLINES ARE ONLY INTENDED TO SELL NEWSPAPERS, NOT TO PUBLISH TRUTH.

    JAN 2009 – 2017 NOTICE HOW LYING TO AND SCAMMING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE IS COMPLETELY JUSTIFIED BY OBAMA ADMINISTRATION STANDARDS SO LONG AS THE ENDS JUSTIFY THE MEANS.

    NOTICE HOW HISTORICALLY….

    LYING TO AND SCAMMING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE IS COMPLETELY JUSTIFIED BY THE DEMOCRAT AND REPUBLICAN ESTABLISHMENTS,  ADMINISTRATION STANDARDS, SO LONG AS THE ENDS JUSTIFY THE MEANS.

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    2009-2017 OBAMA’S, DEMOCRAT’S ADMINISTRATION AND HILLARY LIES ARE DOCUMENTED, VIDEO TAPED, LEAKED AND ONE WAY OR ANOTHER, FORCED TO BECOME PUBLIC  BY THE MEDIA.

    The WA DC Establishment’s ETAL. , Democrat and Republican 

    SCAM’S AND OR LIES? YOU DECIDE.

    The (affordable) Obamacare SCAM

    The FALSE NEWS SCAMS

    The election influence SCAM

    The Russians did it SCAM

    Obama’s UN agenda SCAM

    Obama’s Executive Order’s SCAM’S

    Obama’s Memoranda’s SCAM’S

    Obama’s Proclamations SCAMS

    Obama’s Junior Varsity (JV) SCAM

    Obama’s Immigration SCAM

    Obama’s public lands grab SCAM

    Obama’s Cuba SCAM

    The Global Warming SCAM

    The Weather Change SCAM

    The Wild Olympics SCAM

    The Middle East War SCAM

    The weapons of mass destruction SCAM

    The Judgment Fund SCAM

    Obama’s cash to Iran SCAM

    The Sue and Settle SCAM

    The removal of Dam’s  SCAM

    The FEMA  Flood SCAM

    Politician’s insider trading SCAM

    The Clinton Foundation SCAM

    The Pay for Play SCAM

    Hillary’s Uranium to Russia SCAM

    The Non-profit SCAMS

    The tax Exempt NGO SCAMS

    The Shoreline Management Plan SCAM

    The don’t worry it’s a “GRANT” SCAM

    The unfunded mandate SCAM

    The Whistle Blower’s SCAM

    The Veteran’s Administration SCAM

    The EPA policy SCAM

    Obama’s Justice SCAM

    The WOTUS SCAM

    The Agenda 21 SCAM

    The UN Sustainable development SCAM

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    HISTORY ALWAYS MATTERS

    NOTICE HOW HISTORICALLY LYING TO AND SCAMMING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE IS COMPLETELY JUSTIFIED BY THE DEMOCRAT AND REPUBLICAN ESTABLISHMENTS,  ADMINISTRATION STANDARDS, SO LONG AS THE ENDS JUSTIFY THE MEANS.

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    POLITICAL INTRODUCTION HISTORY ALWAYS MATTERS

    TECHNOLOGY EXPOSING AND LEAKING THE  PRIVATE UTOPIA OF THOSE IN POSITIONS OF AUTHORITY.

    INDEED, IT WAS WELL RECOGNIZED IN 1954 THAT IT WAS….

    Just a Matter of Time and Money 1790-2016

    Posted on April 28, 2016 8:34 am by Pearl Rains Hewett

    IN 1954 IT WAS WELL RECOGNIZED BY THOSE IN POSITIONS OF AUTHORITY THAT IT WAS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME, ONLY A FEW DECADES,

     BEFORE THE GENERAL PUBLIC WOULD BE ABLE TO GRASP AND UPSET THE CRADLE OF POWER,

    FOR THE VERY ELEMENTS OF THE NEW SILENT WEAPON TECHNOLOGY WERE AS ACCESSIBLE FOR A PUBLIC UTOPIA AS THEY WERE FOR PROVIDING A PRIVATE UTOPIA.

    IT WAS JUST A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE THE GENERAL PUBLIC WOULD BE ABLE TO GRASP AND UPSET THE CRADLE OF POWER

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     INDEED, THE ELECTION OF TRUMP ON NOV 8, 2016 DID UPSET THE CRADLE OF POWER

    IT WAS JUST A MATTER OF A FEW DECADES 1954 TO 2016.

    To be continued….


  • Obama’s Peaceful Transition of Power?

    EXECUTIVE ORDER

    – – – – – – –

    FACILITATION OF A PRESIDENTIAL TRANSITION

    By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 7301 of title 5, United States Code, and the Presidential Transition Act of 1963, as amended, and to assist the Presidential transition,

    it is hereby ordered as follows:

    Section 1. Policy. The peaceful transition of power has long been a hallmark of American democracy. It is the policy of the United States to undertake all reasonable efforts to ensure that Presidential transitions are well-coordinated and effective, without regard to party affiliation.

    Sec. 2. Establishment of the White House Transition Coordinating Council. (a) To facilitate the Presidential transition, including assisting and supporting the transition efforts of the transition teams of eligible candidates, there is established a White House Transition Coordinating Council.

    (b) The White House Transition Coordinating Council shall be composed of the following officials or their designees:

    (i) Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, who shall serve as Chair;

    (ii) Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, who shall serve as Vice Chair;

    (iii) Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff for Implementation;

    (iv) Counsel to the President;

    (v) Assistant to the President for Presidential Personnel;

    (vi) Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs;

    (vii) Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism;

    (viii) Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Director, National Economic Council;

    (ix) Director of National Intelligence;

    (x) Director of the Office of Management and Budget;

    (xi) Administrator of General Services;

    (xii) Federal Transition Coordinator;

    (xiii) the transition representative for each eligible candidate, who shall serve in an advisory capacity;  and

    (xiv) any other executive branch official the President determines appropriate.

    (c) The White House Transition Coordinating Council shall:

    (i) provide guidance to executive departments and agencies (agencies) and the Federal Transition Coordinator regarding preparations for the Presidential transition, including succession planning and preparation of briefing materials;

    (ii) facilitate communication and information sharing between the transition representatives of eligible candidates and senior employees in agencies and the Executive Office of the President, including the provision of information relevant to facilitating the personnel aspects of a Presidential transition and such other information that, in the Council’s judgment, is useful and appropriate, as long as providing such information is not otherwise prohibited by law; and

    (iii) prepare and host interagency emergency preparedness and response exercises.

    (d) In order to obtain a wide range of facts and information on prior transitions and best practices, the White House Transition Coordinating Council, its members, or their designees may seek information from private individuals, including individuals in outside organizations, who have significant experience or expertise in Presidential transitions. The White House Transition Coordinating Council, its members, or their designees shall endeavor to obtain such facts and information from individuals representing a range of bipartisan or nonpartisan viewpoints. If the White House Transition Coordinating Council, its members, or their designees find it necessary to seek advice from private individuals or outside organizations, such counsel should be sought in a manner that seeks individual advice and does not involve collective judgment or deliberation.

    Sec. 3. Establishment of the Agency Transition Directors Council. (a) To implement the guidance provided by the White House Transition Coordinating Council and to coordinate transition activities across agencies, there is established an Agency Transition Directors Council.

    (b) The Agency Transition Directors Council shall be composed of the following officials or their designees:

    (i) Federal Transition Coordinator, who shall serve as Co-Chair;

    (ii) Deputy Director for Management of the Office of Management and Budget, who shall serve as Co-Chair;

    (iii) a senior career representative from each agency described in section 901(b)(1) of title 31, United States Code, the Office of Personnel Management, the Office of Government Ethics, and the National Archives and Records Administration whose responsibilities include leading Presidential transition efforts within the agency;

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    ENTER THE (SES) SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE OF CIVIL SERVICE CAREER EMPLOYEES. 

    Behind My Back | The Untouchables SES Senior Executives

    www.behindmyback.org/2016/11/14/5856/

    Nov 14, 2016 – Preparing Your Federal ECQ’s – Job-Hunt.org … The Senior Executive Service (SES) consists of executive positions, including managerial, …

    The bottom line….

    I don’t care if my Civil Service Mail man is a NEVER TRUMP ADVOCATE, but I do care if a Civil Service Senior Executive representatives, from each agency described is a NEVER TRUMP ADVOCATE and he is writing government policy behind our backs, behind closed doors.

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    Senate bill to ensure smoother transitions
    In the News May 05, 2015

    If the nation is thinking about the next presidential election, it might as well be thinking about the next presidential transition. A bipartisan Senate bill is aimed at ensuring smoother transitions in part by giving career officials the job of ensuring continuity.

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    Obama Signs Bipartisan Bill to Smooth Presidential Transition

    www.govexec.com/management/2016/…billsmoothpresidentialtransition/126820/

    Mar 21, 2016New law clarifies GSA role and creates interagency council by this … Trump’s 100-Day Plan For Feds and Agencies; Meet the Trump … President Obama on Friday signed a bipartisan bill to smooth the … are unable to pass anything, putting their names on a transition bill is about …. Another sign of change?

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    back to Obama’s Executive Order ……

    (iv) during a year in which a Presidential election will be held, a transition representative for each eligible candidate, who shall serve in an advisory capacity;

    (v) a senior career representative from any other agency determined by the Co-Chairs to be an agency that has significant responsibilities relating to the Presidential transition process; and

    (vi) other senior employees serving in the Executive Office of the President, as determined by the President.

    (c) The Agency Transition Directors Council shall:

    (i) ensure the Federal Government has an integrated strategy for addressing interagency challenges and responsibilities around Presidential transitions and turnover of non-career appointees;

    (ii) coordinate transition activities among the Executive Office of the President, agencies, and the transition team of eligible candidates and the President-elect and Vice-President-elect;

    (iii) draw on guidance provided by the White House Transition Coordinating Council and lessons learned from previous Presidential transitions in carrying out its duties;

    (iv) assist the Federal Transition Coordinator in identifying and carrying out his or her responsibilities relating to a Presidential transition;

    (v) provide guidance to agencies in gathering briefing materials and information relating to the Presidential transition that may be requested by eligible candidates;

    (vi) ensure materials and information described in subparagraph (v) of this subsection are prepared not later than November 1 of the year during which a Presidential election is held;

    (vii) ensure agencies adequately prepare career employees who are designated to fill non-career positions during a Presidential transition; and

    (viii) consult with the President’s Management Council, or any successor thereto, in carrying out its duties.

    (d) The Agency Transition Directors Council shall meet:

    (i) subject to subparagraph (ii) of this subsection, not less than once per year; and

    (ii) during the period beginning on the date that is 6 months before a Presidential election and ending on the date on which the President-elect is inaugurated, on a regular basis as necessary to carry out its duties and authorities.

    Sec. 4. General Provisions. (a) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:

    (i) the authority granted by law to a department or agency, or the head thereof; or

    (ii) the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.

    (b) This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.

    (c) The terms “eligible candidate,” “Federal Transition Coordinator,” and “Presidential election” shall have the same meaning as those terms used in the Presidential Transition Act of 1963, as amended. The term “President’s Management Council” shall have the same meaning as that term is used in the Presidential Memorandum of July 11, 2001.

    (d) This order is intended only to facilitate the transition and is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.

    BARACK OBAMA

    THE WHITE HOUSE,
    May 6, 2016.

    The bottom line…. Jan 7, 2017

    I don’t care if my Civil Service Mail man is a NEVER TRUMP ADVOCATE, but I do care if a Civil Service Senior Executive, representatives from each agency described, is a NEVER TRUMP ADVOCATE, and he is writing government policy behind our backs, behind closed doors.


  • Obama’s 10,000 Executive Commandments?

    Obama’s 10,000 Executive Commandments?

    Presidential Executive Orders and Executive Memoranda

    INTRODUCTION:

    FROM RULE OF LAW TO RULE BY…WHATEVER?

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    IVE GOT A PEN AND I’VE GOT A PHONE.

    AND THAT’S ALL I NEED.

    BARACK OBAMA Jan 14, 2014

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    THE PERTINENT QUESTION AS FAR AS REGULATORY BURDENS ARE CONCERNED IS WHAT THESE EXECUTIVE ORDERS AND MEMORANDA ARE USED FOR AND WHAT THEY DO…….

    Thank God, President Trump, and his  incoming  administration, has promised to restore checks and balances on administrative agencies and appoint federal officials with integrity who will protect the rights of all Americans—not just their preferred special interests.

     WOW.. the more I document and know… The more I must document and post what We the People, American Citizens don’t know……

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    Snippets from TEN THOUSAND COMMANDMENTS 2015  (a 91 page report)

    Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI)

     An Annual Snapshot  of the Federal Regulatory State

    REGULATION: THE HIDDEN TAX

    Federal environmental, safety and health, and economic regulations affect

    the economy by hundreds of billions—perhaps trillions—of dollars annually,

    in addition to the official dollar outlays that dominate the federal policy

    debate.

    THE PRECISE REGULATORY COSTS CAN NEVER BE FULLY KNOWN because, unlike taxes, they are unbudgeted and often indirect. But scattered government and private data exist about the number of regulations issued, their costs and effects, and the agencies that issue them.

    The Weidenbaum Center at Washington University in St. Louis and the

    Regulatory Studies Center at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.,

    JOINTLY ESTIMATE

    THAT AGENCIES SPENT $59.5 BILLION (ON BUDGET) TO ADMINISTER AND POLICE THE REGULATORY ENTERPRISE.

    THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, WHICH WAS FORMERLY RANKED CONSISTENTLY IN THE TOP FIVE, IS NOW SIXTH,  BUT ADDING ITS 186 RULES BRINGS THE TOTAL FROM THE TOP SIX RULE MAKING AGENCIES TO 1,639 RULES, OR 48 PERCENT OF ALL FEDERAL RULES.

    ADDING THE $1.88 TRILLION IN OFF-BUDGET COMPLIANCE COSTS BRINGS THE TOTAL RECKONED REGULATORY ENTERPRISE TO ABOUT $1.94 TRILLION.

    The “Unconstitutionality Index,” the ratio of regulations issued by agencies to laws passed by Congress and signed by the president, was 16 for 2014 and 51 for 2013. The average for the decade has been 26. This disparity highlights the delegation of lawmaking power to unelected agency officials.

    Compiling some of that information can make the federal regulatory enterprise somewhat more comprehensible.

     THAT COMPILATION IS ONE PURPOSE OF TEN THOUSAND COMMANDMENTS

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    Presidential Executive Orders and Executive Memoranda

    Ten Thousand Commandments 2016 (an 89 page report)

    An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State

    Clyde Wayne Crews • May 3, 2016

    In January 2016, the Congressional Budget  Office (CBO) reported outlays for fiscal year (FY) 2015 of $3.687 trillion and projected spending for FY 2016 at $3.919 trillion. Discretionary, entitlement, and interest spending is projected to surpass $4 trillion in 2017 and to top $5 trillion by FY 2022.2High debt and deficits notwithstanding, $5 trillion in annual spending will soon be the new normal.

    Highlights of the 2016 edition include:

    • The federal regulatory cost reached $1.885 trillion in 2015.
    • FEDERAL REGULATION IS A HIDDEN TAX THAT AMOUNTS TO NEARLY $15,000 PER U.S. HOUSEHOLD EACH YEAR.
    • In 2015, 114 laws were enacted by Congress during the calendar year, while 3,410 rules were issued by agencies. Thus, 30 rules were issued for every law enacted last year.
    • Many Americans complain about taxes, but regulatory compliance costs exceed the $1.82 trillion that the IRS is expected to collect in both individual and corporate income taxes from 2015.
    • Some 60 federal departments, agencies, and commissions have 3,297 regulations in development at various stages in the pipeline.
    • The top five federal rulemaking agencies account for 41 percent of all federal regulations. These are the Departments of the Treasury, Commerce, Interior, Health and Human Services, and Transportation.
    • The 2015 Federal Register contains 80,260 pages, the third highest page count in its history. Of the seven all-time-highest Federal Register total page counts, six occurred under President Obama.
    • The George W. Bush administration averaged 62 major regulations annually over eight years, while the Obama administration has averaged 81 major regulations annually over seven years.

    View the fact sheet

    Ten Thousand Commandments 2016 Table of Contents

    Executive Summary
    Introduction
    Chapter 1: The Cost of Regulation and Intervention
    Chapter 2: Thousands of Pages and Rules in the Federal Register
    Chapter 3: Presidential Executive Orders and Executive Memoranda
    Chapter 4: 24,000 Public Notices Annually
    Chapter 5: Analysis of the Regulatory Plan and Unified Agenda of Federal Regulations
    Chapter 6: GAO Database on Regulation
    Chapter 7: Regulation and the EPA
    Chapter 8: Regulation and the FCC
    Chapter 9: Liberate to Stimulate

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    2015  The Ten Thousand Commandments  a 91 page report

    TEN THOUSAND COMMANDMENTS ARCHIVES

    10KC 2015 (full study in PDF)

    10KC 2014 (full study in PDF)

    10KC 2013 (full study in PDF)

    10KC 2012 (full study in PDF)

    10KC 2011 (full study in PDF)

    10KC 2010 (full study in PDF)

    10KC 2009 (full study in PDF)

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    Pardon my redundancy……

    An Annual Snapshot of  the Federal Regulatory State

    2015 Edition by Clyde Wayne Crews Jr.

    REGULATION: THE HIDDEN TAX

    Federal environmental, safety and health, and economic regulations affect

    the economy by hundreds of billions—perhaps trillions—of dollars annually,

    in addition to the official dollar outlays that dominate the federal policy

    debate.

     THE PRECISE REGULATORY COSTS CAN NEVER BE FULLY KNOWN because, unlike taxes, they are unbudgeted and often indirect. But scattered government and private data exist about the number of regulations issued, their costs and effects, and the agencies that issue them.

    Compiling some of that information can make the federal regulatory enterprise somewhat more comprehensible. THAT COMPILATION IS ONE PURPOSE OF TEN THOUSAND COMMANDMENTS, highlights of which follow:

    Based on the best available federal government data, past reports, and contemporary studies, this report highlights estimated regulatory compliance and economic costs of $1.88 trillion annually.

    In 2014, 224 laws were enacted by Congress during the calendar year, whereas 3,554 rules were issued by agencies. Thus, 16 rules were issued for every law enacted last year.

    The “Unconstitutionality Index,” the ratio of regulations issued by agencies to laws passed by Congress and signed by the president, was 16 for 2014 and 51 for 2013. The average for the decade has been 26. This disparity highlights the delegation of lawmaking power to unelected agency officials.

    If one assumed that all costs of federal regulation and intervention flowed all the way down to households, U.S. households would “pay” $14,976 annually on average in regulatory hidden tax. That payment amounts to 23 percent of the average income of $63,784 and 29 percent of the expenditure budget of $51,100. The “tax” exceeds every item in the budget except housing. More is “spent”on embedded regulation than on health care, food, transportation, entertainment, apparel and services, and savings. The estimated cost of regulation exceeds half the level of the federal spending itself, which was $3.5 trillion in 2014.

    Regulatory costs of $1.88 trillion amount to 11 percent of the U.S. GDP, which was estimated at $17.4 trillion in 2014 by the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis.

    When regulatory costs are combined with federal FY 2014 outlays of $3.5 trillion, the federal government’s share of the entire economy now reaches 30.6 percent.

    The costs of the regulatory “hidden tax” surpass federal income tax receipts. Regulatory compliance costs exceed 2014 total individual income tax revenues of $1.386 trillion.

    Regulatory compliance costs vastly exceed the 2014 estimated U.S. corporate income tax revenues of $333 billion and rival corporate pretax profits of $2.235 trillion.

    If it were a country, U.S. regulation would be the world’s tenth-largest economy, ranking behind Russia and ahead of India.

    U.S. regulatory costs exceed each of the GDPs of Australia and Canada, the highest income nations among the countries ranked most free in the annual Index of Economic Freedom and Economic Freedom of the World reports.

     

    The Weidenbaum Center at Washington University in St. Louis and the Regulatory Studies Center at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.,

    JOINTLY ESTIMATE THAT AGENCIES SPENT $59.5 BILLION (ON BUDGET) TO ADMINISTER AND POLICE THE REGULATORY ENTERPRISE. ADDING THE $1.88 TRILLION IN OFF-BUDGET COMPLIANCE COSTS BRINGS THE TOTAL RECKONED REGULATORY ENTERPRISE TO ABOUT $1.94 TRILLION.

    Among the six all-time-high Federal Register page counts, five have occurred under President Obama.

    The annual outflow of more than 3,500 final rules—sometimes far above that level—means that 90,836 rules have been issued since 1993.

    The Federal Register finished 2014 at 77,687 pages, the sixth-highest level in its history. Federal Register pages devoted specifically to final rules stand at 24,861 in 2014. The record high is 26,417 in 2013.

    The 2014 Federal Register contained 3,554 final rules and 2,383 proposed rules. Since the nation’s founding, more than 15,209 executive orders have been issued.

    PRESIDENT OBAMA ISSUED 215 BY THE END OF 2014.

    President George W. Bush’s administration averaged 62 major rules annually during his eight years in office; Obama’s six years so far have averaged 81.

    Whereas the federal government issues more than 3,500 rules annually, public notices in the Federal Register normally exceed 24,000 annually, with uncounted “guidance documents” and other materials among them. There were 23,970 notices in 2014, and there have been 501,899 since 1995.

    Sixty federal departments, agencies, and commissions have 3,415 regulations at various stages of implementation, according to the 2014 “Regulatory Plan and the Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions,” which lists federal regulatory actions at various stages of implementation.

    Of the 3,415 regulations in the pipeline, 200 are “economically significant” rules, which the federal government defines as having annual effects on the economy of $100 million or more. Assuming that those rule making effects are primarily regulatory implies roughly $20 billion yearly in future off-budget regulatory costs.

    Of the 3,415 regulations now in the works, 674 affect small businesses. Of those, 374 required a regulatory flexibility analysis; 300 were otherwise noted by agencies to affect small businesses.

    The five most active rule-producing agencies—the departments of the Treasury, Interior, Commerce, Transportation, and Health and Human Services—account for 1,453 rules, or 43 percent of all rules in the Unified Agenda pipeline.

    The Environmental Protection Agency, which was formerly ranked consistently in the top five, is now sixth, but adding its 186 rules brings the total from the top six rulemaking agencies to 1,639 rules, or 48 percent of all federal rules

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    I started here…

    Chapter 3 May 3, 2016

    Presidential Executive Orders and Executive Memoranda

    https://cei.org/…/Ten%20Thousand%20Commandments%202016%20-%20Chapter%…

    Crews: Ten Thousand Commandments 2016. 23. Presidential Executive Orders and. Executive Memoranda. President Obama famously pledged to use his “pen …

     

    Presidential Executive Orders and Executive Memoranda …

    https://cei.org/10KC/Chapter-3

    May 3, 2016 – [51] Executive orders, presidential memoranda, and other executive actions make up a … [61] In all, four of Obama’s executive orders directly address … Read Chapter 2 – THOUSANDS OF PAGES AND RULES IN THE FEDERAL REGISTER.

    The pertinent question as far as regulatory burdens are concerned is what these executive orders and memoranda are used for and what they do…….

    We live in an era in which the government— without actually passing a law—increasingly dictates parameters of various economic sectors, including health care, retirement, education, energy production, finance, land and resource management, funding of science and research, and manufacturing. Executive actions and decrees issued in a limited government context have different implications than do those issued in an era of activist government, rendering some of what transpires today without precedent………

    Counting rules and regulations, executive orders, memoranda, and other regulatory guidance gets us only so far. These actions need more scrutiny and oversight, because they have become powerful means of working around the constitutional system of legislation made by an elected body.[69]

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    Are you concerned, with any of Obama Executive Orders and Memorandums

    IVE GOT A PEN AND I’VE GOT A PHONE.

    AND THAT’S ALL I NEED.

    BARACK OBAMA

    FROM RULE OF LAW TO RULE BY…WHATEVER?

    President Obama famously pledged to use his “pen and phone” to implement parts of his policy agenda without congressional approval.[51] Executive orders, presidential memoranda, and other executive actions make up a large component of that initiative.[52] This section examines those numbers, but a considerable amount of executive branch activity is not well measured and merits heightened attention, especially when an administration so explicitly emphasizes unilateral action.[53]

    Presidential memoranda since 1999— which presidential scholar Phillip Cooper has termed “executive orders by another name”—are also depicted in Figure 15.[55] Memoranda may or may not be published, depending on the administration’s own determination of “general applicability and legal effect,” making it “difficult to count presidential memoranda.”[56] Obama’s pace since 2009 tops that of George W. Bush, which is unsurprising given his administration’s openness about prioritizing executive action. Bush published 129 memoranda over his entire presidency, whereas Obama issued 219 during his first seven years that were published in the Federal Register

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    This kind of bullying and intimidation of Americans by a federal agency must be shut down. The incoming Trump administration has the opportunity to restore checks and balances on administrative agencies and appoint federal officials with integrity who will protect the rights of all Americans—not just their preferred special interests.

    Originally posted at The Daily Signal. 

    President-elect Donald Trump has a golden opportunity to restrain other overzealous regulators. One place to start is at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), which governs private-sector labor relations. Originally built to act as an impartial agency that represents the public in labor disputes, the agency has become overly political and prone to playing favorites.

    How Trump Can Curb the Power of Unelected Regulators

    The Daily Signal Trey Kovacs December 9, 2016

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    From Rule of Law to Rule by…Whatever

    Presidential Memoranda | whitehouse.gov

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential…/presidentialmemoranda

    EXECUTIVE ORDERS · PRESIDENTIAL MEMORANDA · PROCLAMATIONS · LEGISLATION · NOMINATIONS & … MEMORANDA. PRESIDENTIAL MEMORANDUM on December 08, 2016 …

    Presidential Memoranda

    Presidential Memorandum on December 09, 2016

    Presidential Memoranda — Minnesota World’s Fair 2023

    Presidential Memorandum on December 09, 2016

    Message to the Senate — UN Convention on Transparency in Treaty-Based Investor-State Arbitration

    Presidential Memorandum on December 09, 2016

    Message to the Senate — Arms Trade Treaty

    Presidential Memorandum on December 08, 2016

    Presidential Determination and Waiver — Pursuant to Section 2249a of Title 10, United States Code, and Sections 40 and 40A of the Arms Export Control Act to Support U.S. Special Operations to Combat Terrorism in Syria

    Presidential Memorandum on December 08, 2016

    Message to Congress — Brazil Social Security Agreement

    Presidential Memorandum on December 05, 2016

    Presidential Memorandum — Steps for Increased Legal and Policy Transparency Concerning the United States Use of Military Force and Related National Security Operations

    Presidential Memorandum on December 05, 2016

    Letter from the President — Supplemental 6-month War Powers Letter

    Presidential Memorandum on December 02, 2016

    Presidential Determination — Pursuant to Section 570(a) of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1997

    Presidential Memorandum on December 01, 2016

    Presidential Determination — Suspension of Limitations under the Jerusalem Embassy Act

    Presidential Memorandum on November 16, 2016

    Presidential Memorandum — Eligibility of the Multinational Force and Observers to Receive Defense Articles and Defense Services