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  • DOI NPS ONP ARAMARK J-1 Visa Holders?

    DEPT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)

    NATIONAL PARK SERVICE (NPS)

    OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK (ONP)

    AND, ARAMARK J-1 Visa Holders

    THE EXCHANGE VISITOR VISA (J-1) IS A NON-IMMIGRANT VISA ISSUED BY THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE THAT PROVIDES “COUNTLESS OPPORTUNITIES” FOR INTERNATIONAL CANDIDATES LOOKING TO TRAVEL AND GAIN EXPERIENCE IN THE UNITED STATES.

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    August 01, 2017 What ARAMARK did  with J-1 Visa Holders at Lake Quinault Lodge was just the tip of the iceberg. 16 JOBS TAKEN FROM OUR DEPRESSED LOCAL COMMUNITY WHERE FEW ARE WORKING.

    Same day,  QUESTIONING, What ARAMARK has done with J-1 Visa Holders at Lake Crescent Lodge?

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    August 9, 2017 QUESTIONING EVERYTHING ARAMARK

     I stopped at the at the ONP Fairholme Store, Fairholme Campground … What has ARAMARK done  with J-1 Visa holders, at the fairly large ONP campground, ideally situated near the water and with direct access to Lake Crescent, an Olympic National Park Service?

    This is what happened about 12 noon on Wed August 9, 2017.

    A kid wearing a ARAMARK tee shirt was coming out the back door of the Fairholme Store.

    I said, Excuse me, do you have a restroom?

    He said, yes but it’s out of order.

    Are there any other restrooms?

    Yes, he said, in the campground, go up there (west) and turn right.

    I said, And pay $30.00 just to go to the bathroom?

    No, he said, you can just sneak in…..

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    Really, I’LL just sneak into an ONP CAMPGROUND, in my car with  SIX TRUMP BUMPER STICKERS? (and not get a ticket?)

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    That did it… I asked, are you an American Citizen?

    He said YES.

    I mentioned foreign visa workers, Lake Quinault Lodge hired 16 of them?

    He said Do you mean J-1 Visa workers (So, I finally know what they are), what’s wrong with that?

    Wrong? I said, American citizens need work.

    He said, I never thought of that…

    I asked how many of them are there?

    The very nice kid said, OH,THERE ARE LOTS OF THEM.

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    So, what can I DOCUMENT?

    The J-1 Exchange Visitor Program was created in 1961 as part of THE FULBRIGHT-HAYES ACT

    AND,  FOR OTHER PURPOSES 1961-1971-2017?

    THERE ARE 15 CATEGORIES OF THE J-1 VISA, OF WHICH CULTURAL VISTAS IS A DESIGNATED PROGRAM SPONSOR FOR THREE: INTERN, TEACHER, AND TRAINEE EXCHANGES.

    CULTURAL VISTAS ALSO HOLDS SPECIAL DESIGNATIONS THROUGH WHICH IT SPONSORS INDIVIDUALS PARTICIPATING IN THE IAESTE program AND THE Work, English Study, Travel (WEST) program. MOREOVER, IN 2015, CULTURAL VISTAS WAS AMONG SELECT ORGANIZATIONS TO BE DESIGNATED AS A SPONSOR OF THE NEW U.S.-Mexico Internship Exchange Program

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    THE FULBRIGHT-HAYES ACT?

    THE ACT’S TITLE WAS DISARMINGLY SIMPLE: “…to amend the Surplus Property Act of 1944 to designate the Department of State as the disposal agency for surplus property outside the United States, its Territories and possessions, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.”

    The “OTHER PURPOSES” consisted of an ingenious marriage of necessity and IDEALISM. THERE WAS THE NECESSITY OF DIVESTING OURSELVES BY THE SALE ABROAD OF SURPLUS WAR PROPERTIES FOR NONCONVERTIBLE CURRENCIES RATHER THAN SCARCE DOLLARS.

    THE IDEALISM involved using a portion of the proceeds to enable Americans to learn and understand more about other countries, and the citizens of those countries to learn and understand more about us.

    An early history of the Fulbright Program,

    EXCERPTED FROM CAREER SENIOR FOREIGN SERVICE ( SES) OFFICER DONALD B. COOK’S HISTORY OF THE PROGRAM,

    written for the 1971 J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board’s annual report,

    The J-1 Exchange Visitor Program was created in 1961 as part of the Fulbright-Hayes Act, a public law written to “INCREASE MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE PEOPLE OF THE OTHER COUNTRIES THROUGH EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL EXCHANGES.” The U.S. Department of State has authority over the J-1 program.

    Under the Fulbright-Hays Act, the exchanges under the supervision of the Fulbright Scholarship Board were further extended geographically. BY 1971, THERE WAS SOME FORM OF ACADEMIC EXCHANGE WITH 100 COUNTRIES. Today, Fulbright operates in over 155 countries in all world regions.

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    AUG 10, 2017 I’M LOOKING FOR THE PART WHERE ACADEMIC AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE FOR FOREIGN STUDENTS, CHANGED TO  AMERICAN JOBS BEING  GRABBED AND GIVEN TO VISA (J-1) WORKERS AND TAKEN AWAY FROM AMERICAN CITIZENS?

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    THE EXCHANGE VISITOR VISA (J-1) IS A NON-IMMIGRANT VISA THAT PROVIDES “COUNTLESS OPPORTUNITIES” (LOTS OF THEM) FOR INTERNATIONAL CANDIDATES (LOTS OF THEM) LOOKING TO TRAVEL AND (LOTS OF THEM) GAIN EXPERIENCE IN THE UNITED STATES.

    THE EXCHANGE VISITOR VISA (J-1) IS A NON-IMMIGRANT VISA ISSUED BY THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE.

    THE LAST TWO SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE WERE HILARY CLINTON AND JOHN KERRY APPOINTED BY OBAMA.

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     THE EXCHANGE VISITOR VISA (J-1) IS A NON-IMMIGRANT VISA THAT PROVIDES “COUNTLESS OPPORTUNITIES” (LOTS OF THEM) FOR INTERNATIONAL CANDIDATES (LOTS OF THEM) LOOKING TO TRAVEL AND (LOTS OF THEM) GAIN EXPERIENCE IN THE UNITED STATES.

    SO? LORD ONLY KNOWS? HOW MANY VISA (J-1) WORKERS  ARAMARK IMPORTED (LOTS OF THEM) ARE EMPLOYEED IN AMERICA AND NOBODY KNOWS HOW BADLY ARAMARK’S VISA (J-1) WORKFORCE(of 270,000+ ) HAS IMPACTED AMERICAN WORKERS et al, IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA?

     What has ARAMARK done  at Fairholme Store?

    What has ARAMARK done  at Log Cabin Resort?

    What has ARAMARK done at  Hurricane Ridge?

    THE TIP OF THE LOCAL WA STATE VISA (J-1) ARAMARK WORKERS ICEBERG.

    AUGUST 01, 2017 ARAMARK CORP. 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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    AUG 10, 2017 I’M LOOKING FOR THE PART WHERE ACADEMIC AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE IN 1961, FOR FOREIGN STUDENTS, CHANGED TO  2017, AMERICAN JOBS BEING  GRABBED AND GIVEN TO VISA (J-1) WORKERS AND TAKEN AWAY FROM AMERICAN CITIZENS?

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    THIS IS AN ONLINE AD

    J-1 Visa Information – What is the J-1 Visa? – culturalvistas.org‎

    Adwww.culturalvistas.org/J1‎

    For students, trainees and teachers. Learn more about the J-1 non-immigrant visa

    What is the J-1 Visa?

    THE EXCHANGE VISITOR VISA (J-1) IS A NON-IMMIGRANT VISA ISSUED BY THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE THAT PROVIDES COUNTLESS OPPORTUNITIES FOR INTERNATIONAL CANDIDATES LOOKING TO TRAVEL AND GAIN EXPERIENCE IN THE UNITED STATES.

    The multifaceted J-1 Exchange Visitor Program, managed by the State Department, enables foreign nationals to come to the United States to teach, study, conduct research, demonstrate special skills or receive on the job training for periods ranging from a few weeks to several (5) years.

    It was developed to expose individuals from around the world to the culture and institutions of the United States and to foster a better understanding between nations on a variety of issues through educational and cultural exchange programs.

    THERE ARE 15 CATEGORIES OF THE J-1 VISA, OF WHICH CULTURAL VISTAS IS A DESIGNATED PROGRAM SPONSOR FOR THREE: INTERN, TEACHER, AND TRAINEE EXCHANGES.

    CULTURAL VISTAS ALSO HOLDS SPECIAL DESIGNATIONS THROUGH WHICH IT SPONSORS INDIVIDUALS PARTICIPATING IN THE IAESTE program AND THE Work, English Study, Travel (WEST) program. MOREOVER, IN 2015, CULTURAL VISTAS WAS AMONG SELECT ORGANIZATIONS TO BE DESIGNATED AS A SPONSOR OF THE NEW U.S.-Mexico Internship Exchange Program.

    For more information on the Exchange Visitor Program, visit: j1visa.state.gov.

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    The Early Years | Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

    https://eca.state.gov/fulbright/about-fulbright/history/early-years

    The FulbrightHays legislation was enacted by the 87th U.S. Congress on September 21, An early history of the Fulbright Program, excerpted from career senior …

    YEP, EXCERPTED FROM CAREER SENIOR FOREIGN SERVICE ( SES) OFFICER DONALD B. COOK’S HISTORY OF THE PROGRAM,

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    [USC03] 22 USC Ch. 33: MUTUAL EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL …

    uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?path=/prelim@title22/chapter33&edition=prelim

    For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out below and Tables … L. 87–256 is also popularly known as the “FulbrightHays Act“.

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    FEB 1, 2017 – REX TILLERSON WAS SWORN IN AS THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S SECRETARY OF STATE


  • Hyper-globalization by Hook or by Crook?

    Starting were I left off on my last post, in the beginning, the 2001 preface was redefining globalization.

    THE CHANGE IN THE ROLE OF NATIONAL GOVERNMENTS (INCLUDED NEUTRALIZING THE POWER AND THE SOVEREIGNTY OF  U.S.A.) IS THE MOST EVIDENT IN THE CASE OF THE WCD.

    2001 IN THE END, THE ISSUE WAS NOT AND IS NOT ABOUT DAMS.

    Most of the critical reaction was expected. The report represented a significant departure from traditional thinking on the role of large dams in WATER and energy development.It introduced several considerations that were not previously given much weight in decision-making. This will take some getting used to.

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    After over six years of research and documentation on everything U.S. GOVERNMENT, from Albedo Modification to Zeniphobia

    I’ll call my #965 posting on behindmyback.org

     THE THEORY OF HYPERGLOBALISATION BY HOOK OR BY CROOK?

     (you decide)

     Hmmm…AUG 9, 2017 EXPOSING THE HOOKERS AND CROOKS.

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     AS NOTED IN THE 2001 COMMENT. SPECIFICALLY REWORDED REGARDING THE GLOBALIZATION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA INCLUDING THE PAST THREE DECADES OF HYPERGLOBALISATION.

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    WE THE PEOPLE of The United States government,  have witnessed a three-way migration of the authority-voluntary or INVOLUNTARY-once vested in US:

    The upward migration to supranational structures WITH FUNCTIONS ONCE VESTED  SOLELY THE UNITED STATE GOVERNMENT, WE THE PEOPLE,  such as the European Union (“EU”), the International Monetary Fund (“IMF”), or the World Trade Organization (“WTO”);  and outward migration to the GLOBAL market, corporations, and elements of civil society.

    GLOBALIZATION OF THE  UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, IN KEEPING WITH THE PRINCIPLE OF SUBSIDIARITY

    PROMINENT AMONG THESE ARE THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL INSTITUTIONS  AT THE  FOREFRONT OF GLOBAL ECONOMIC MANAGEMENT-THE WORLD BANK, THE IMF,  THE WTO AND TO A LESSER EXTENT THE ORGANIZATIONS OF THE UNITED NATIONS.

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    The downward migration to regional and local levels go and IN RESPONSE TO WE THE PEOPLE OF AMERICA DEMAND FOR LIGHTER U.S. GOVERNMENT STRUCTURES;

    MANY FUNCTIONS FORMERLY RESTING WITH THE US GOVERNMENT IN CONGRESS,

    ARE NOW PRIVATIZED,  OR ABANDONED AND ADOPTED BY NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS (“NGOS”) and other elements of civil society.

    INDEED,  THESE GLOBAL NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS (“NGOS”) RETAIN A DECISION-MAKING STRUCTURE THAT IS BARELY ACCOUNTABLE TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT AND  WE THE PEOPLE, HARD WORKING, TAXPAYING, VOTING  AMERICAN CITIZENS.

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    WHY PRIVATIZED PROFITEERING ARAMARK is bring in FOREIGN VISA WORKERS from NIGERIA, INDIA, PAKISTAN, ROMANIA etc. And taking jobs away from American citizens in a very small communities in WA State?

    Ever wonder why the federal government would be allowing hundreds of foreign refugees to work in a relatively small town in Idaho?  including all of the above but not limited to, and for other purposes? Wonder no more. Many of them end up working in the world’s largest yogurt factory.

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    THE THEORY OF HYPERGLOBALISATION BY HOOK OR BY CROOK?  (you decide)

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    GLOBALIZATION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (A SOVEREIGN COUNTRY)

    GLOBALIZATION BY THE WORLD BANK, UNITED NATIONS in the USA, the European Union (EU), UNESCO, World heritage sites, man and the Biosphere, NATO, including all of the above but not limited to, and for other purposes

    GLOBALIZATION by giving away the control and use of Americas public land

    GLOBALIZATION AN INSIDE JOB, BY OBAMA’S DEMOCRATS IN CONTROL OF CONGRESS for eight years.

    GLOBALIZATION by civil service members in the USA is the Senior Executive service (SES)

    GLOBALIZATION BY IMMIGRATION

    GLOBALIZATION BY OBAMA’S APPOINTED. AN INSIDE JOB, giving away the control and use of Americas public land AND WATER.

    PUBLIC WATER TAKEN BY “RULE” EPA AND ARMY CORP (WOTUS)

    PUBIC LAND USE AND CONTROL TAKEN BY USFS  “AUTHORITY” AN NPS TAKEN BY “SELECTION”.

    GLOBALIZATION BY PRIVATIZATION, IN THE USA? START WITH ARAMARK CORP

    IN 2001 THE END ISSUE,WAS NOT AND IS STILL NOT DAMS.THE BOTTOM LINE WAS AND IS THE WORLD BANKS OVERLAPPING ATTEMPTS FOR THE GLOBALIZATION OF THE U.S.A.

    WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PAST THREE DECADES OF HYPERGLOBALISATION?

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    THE HOOKS AND THE CROOKS?  (AN INSIDE JOB?)

    In April 2011, the EPA, under the Barack Obama administration, proposed a new set of guidelines to replace the two issued under the Bush administration. These guidelines formed the basis of what became the Clean Water Rule. In contrast to the manner in which the 2003 and 2007 guidelines were issued, THE EPA AND THE USACE CONDUCTED PEER-REVIEWED HYDROLOGICAL STUDIES, INTERAGENCY REVIEWS, AND ECONOMIC ANALYSES BEFORE PUBLISHING A FORMAL PROPOSED RULE ON APRIL 21, 2014.[12][15]

    On May 27, 2015, after a public comment period and numerous meetings with state entities, public and private stakeholders, then-EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy along with Assistant Army Secretary Jo-Ellen Darcy signed the Clean Water Rule, set to become effective in August of that year 2015.[1]

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    The World Bank was Banking on WOTUS

    Posted on August 7, 2017 9:40 am by Pearl Rains Hewett Comment

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    THE RULE HAS BEEN CONTESTED IN LITIGATION. ITS IMPLEMENTATION HAS BEEN STAYED BY COURT RULINGS SINCE 2015.[3]

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    THE GLOBAL HOOKS AND THE CROOKS?

    THIS ARTICLE IS 3 YEARS OLD The president of the World Bank Jim Yong Kim saidTHE WATER ISSUE IS CRITICALLY RELATED TO climate change. People say that carbon is the currency of climate change. WATER IS THE TEETH. FIGHTS OVER WATER AND FOOD ARE GOING TO BE THE MOST SIGNIFICANT DIRECT IMPACTS OF climate change in the next five to 10 years. There’s just no question about it.

    The president of the World Bank Jim Yong Kim said ,DO WE HAVE A PLAN? ‘What do you mean a plan?’ I said a plan that’s equal to the challenge. A plan that will convince anyone who asks us that we’re really serious about climate change, and that we have a plan that can actually keep us at less than 2C warming. We still don’t have one.DO WE HAVE A PLAN? THE ANSWER, three years ago  WAS NO.

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    DID THE WORLD BANK JUST GET LUCKY?

    Two years later the World Bank had a Global plan. Thanks to Obama and his appointed Administration WOTUS BY RULE.

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    2001 REDEFINING GLOBALIZATION (a 24 page report)

    INTRODUCTION: WORLD COMMISSION ON  DAMS REPORT,

    Late February 2001 – DAMS  AND DEVELOPMENT

    Professor Kader Asmal, Chair World Commission On Dams

    2001 REDEFINING GLOBALIZATION INTRODUCTION: WORLD COMMISSION ON  DAMS REPORT, Late February 2001 – DAMS  AND DEVELOPMENT

    PREFACE  GLOBALIZATION

    REDEFINING ROLES
    The Collapse of the Washington Consensus
    Elements of the New Development Paradigm

    Origins of the WCD

    WHAT WENT WRONG?

    A LOOK AT HOW THE DAM INDUSTRY CHANGED

    INNOVATIONS IN TECHNOLOGY
    EXTENSIVE INFRASTRUCTURE
    ACCOUNTABILITY
    ROLE OF THE WORLD BANK
    THE GLAND MEETING

    III. THE WORLD COMMISSION ON DAMS

    THE SECRETARIAT
    THE WCD FORUM
    THE PROCESS
    A PERSONAL ASSESSMENT OF THE RESULTS
    Legitimacy of the WCD
    The Results Will Show Success

    Consideration of All Factors

    Formalistic Guidelines Step-by-Step Approach

    HOW THE WCD REPORT HAS BEEN RECEIVED

     

    The WCD presented its report, Dams and Development, in November 2000 ten months have passed since the Commission’s findings were made public. Most of the critical reaction was expected.  it also introduced several considerations that were not previously given much weight in decision-making. This will take some getting used to.

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    AFTER THE PAST THREE DECADES OF HYPERGLOBALISATION?

    DONALD J. TRUMP SAID“AMERICANIZATION NOT GLOBALIZATION”

    DONALD J. TRUMP WAS ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE U.S.A. NOV 8, 2016

    AND THIS WILL REALLY TAKE SOME TIME GETTING USED TO

    THAT’S WHEN THE HOLY COW HIT THE FAN, (in more ways than one).

    NOV 8, 2016  WAS THE DAY SECOND AMERICAN REVOLUTION WAR STARTED FOR AMERICAS SOVEREIGNTY, AND IT STARTED ON A GLOBAL SCALE.

    AND, THAT SAME DAY, THE SECOND CIVIL (UN-CIVIL) WAR BROKE OUT IN AMERICA.

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    AND IT DIDN’T TAKE VERY LONG BEFORE THE REAL BULL, RUSSIA, RUSSIA, RUSSIA, HIT THE PUBLIC MEDIA FAN.

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    WHEN TRUMP PROMISES HE DELIVERS. “AMERICA FIRST”   AND PRESIDENT TRUMP IS DELIVERING FOR THE PATRIOTIC VOTING TAXPAYING HARD WORKING AMERICAN CITIZENS, THAT ELECTED HIM

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    West Wing Reads for 7/6/17 | whitehouse.gov

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2017/07/06/west-wing-reads-7617

    July 6, 2017 at 2:56 PM ET by West Wing Reads … “Congressional lawmakers have gone all in on PRESIDENT TRUMP’S BID TO SLASH OBAMA-ERA REGULATIONS. Each day we round up the best stories the West Wing is reading and share … is KILLING 16 OBAMA-ERA REGULATIONS for every one  (Trumps) administration has enacted ….


  • The World Bank was Banking on WOTUS

    WORLD BANK’S POLICY IS DETAILED AND EXPLICIT FOR INTERNATIONAL WATERWAYS

    The World Commission on Dams (“WCD”) completed its work in the second part of 2000. …. GLOBAL ECONOMIC MANAGEMENT-THE WORLD BANK….

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    INDEED, THE WORLD BANK…. DID RESPOND TO DIFFERENT MARKETS IN TERMS OF FINANCIAL AND ECONOMIC PROFITABILITY. ($$$ stakeholders)

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    2001-INTRODUCTION: WORLD COMMISSION ON DAMS REPORT, DAMS AND DEVELOPMENT

    PROFESSOR KADER ASMAL, CHAIR WORLD COMMISSION ON DAMS

    American University International Law Review 16, 6 (2001): 1411-1433

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    PREFACE  REDEFINING GLOBAL ROLES IN 2001- AMERICA’S PRIORITY IN 2017

    1. GLOBALIZATION IN 2001- AMERICA’S PRIORITY IN 2017

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    Attributable to GLOBALIZATION or not, the roles of corporations, the public sector, and civil society have been redefined.

     THE CHANGE IN THE ROLE OF NATIONAL GOVERNMENTS IS THE MOST EVIDENT-AND MOST SIGNIFICANT FOR THE CASE OF THE WCD.

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    GLOBAL IN 2001- AMERICA’S PRIORITY IN 2017

    NATIONAL GOVERNMENTS HAVE WITNESSED A THREE-WAY MIGRATION OF THE AUTHORITY-VOLUNTARY OR INVOLUNTARY-ONCE VESTED IN THEM:

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    GLOBAL IN 2001- AMERICA’S PRIORITY IN 2017

    UPWARD MIGRATION TO SUPRANATIONAL STRUCTURES WITH FUNCTIONS ONCE VESTED

    SOLELY IN THE STATE, SUCH AS THE EUROPEAN UNION (“EU”), THE INTERNATIONAL

    MONETARY FUND (“IMF”), OR THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION (“WTO”);

     DOWNWARD MIGRATION TO REGIONAL AND LOCAL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT, IN KEEPING WITH THE PRINCIPLE OF SUBSIDIARITY

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    GLOBAL IN 2001- AMERICA’S PRIORITY IN 2017

    AND IN RESPONSE TO PUBLIC DEMAND FOR LIGHTER CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STRUCTURES;

     AND OUTWARD MIGRATION TO THE MARKET, CORPORATIONS, AND ELEMENTS OF CIVIL SOCIETY.

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    GLOBAL IN 2001- AMERICA’S PRIORITY IN 2017

    MANY FUNCTIONS FORMERLY RESTING WITH GOVERNMENT ARE NOW PRIVATIZED,

    OR ABANDONED AND ADOPTED BY NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS (“NGOS”)

    and other elements of civil society.

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    I SUGGEST ABOVE THAT THOSE GROUPS WITH THE GREATEST ADAPTIVE CAPACITY

    HAVE BENEFITED FROM RAPID GLOBAL CHANGE, WHILE THOSE WITH THE GREATEST DIFFICULTY IN EMBRACING CHANGE HAVE SUFFERED.

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    IN 2001- PRIORITY IN 2017

    PROMINENT AMONG THESE ARE THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL INSTITUTIONS  AT THE

    FOREFRONT OF GLOBAL ECONOMIC MANAGEMENT-THE WORLD BANK, THE IMF,

    THE WTO-AND TO A LESSER EXTENT THE ORGANIZATIONS OF THE UNITED NATIONS.

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    GLOBAL IN 2001- AMERICA’S PRIORITY IN 2017

    THESE ORGANIZATIONS, DESPITE ATTEMPTS AT COMMUNICATION WITH NGOS, RETAIN A

    DECISION-MAKING STRUCTURE THAT IS BARELY ACCOUNTABLE TO GOVERNMENTS.

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    1. The Collapse of the Washington Consensus

     

    1. Elements of the New Development Paradigm

     

    1. Origins of the WCD

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    1. WHAT WENT WRONG?

    A LOOK AT HOW THE DAM INDUSTRY CHANGED

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    1. ACCOUNTABILITY

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    1. ROLE OF THE WORLD BANK

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    GLOBAL PREFACE  IN 2001 OR AMERICA’S PRIORITY IN 2017

    IN THE END, THE ISSUE IS NOT DAMS. Eliminating poverty and deprivation,

    helping to meet human needs and bettering human prospects is what

    the process of development must address. THESE GOALS MUST BE PLACED

    IN THE FOREFRONT.

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    1991-2017 IN THE END, THE ISSUE IS NOT DAMS.

    IN 2017 THE PRIORITIES OF THE PRESIDENT (POTUS)

    “AMERICANIZATION NOT GLOBALIZATION”

    AMERICAN PRIORITIES HAVE BEEN PLACED IN THE FOREFRONT.  period

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      A BRIEF HISTORY OF “WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES” (WOTUS).

    The World Commission on Dams (“WCD”) completed its work in the second part of 2000. …. GLOBAL ECONOMIC MANAGEMENT-THE WORLD BANK….

    2000 THE WORLD BANK’S POLICY IS DETAILED AND EXPLICIT FOR INTERNATIONAL WATERWAYS

    2000 The World Bank was Banking on WOTUS

    FROM THE GLOBAL 2000 POLICY TO AMERICA’S  2017 PRIORITY

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     Drain the Swamps: A Brief History of “Waters of the United States” and …

    https://gelr.org/…/drain-the-swamps-a-brief-history-of-waters-of-the-united-states-and…

    MAR 2, 2017 – Drain the Swamps: A Brief History of “Waters of the United States” and … Under Scalia’s plurality opinion, WOTUS should only include waters …

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    Behind My Back | Feb 28, 2017 POTUS Executes WOTUS

    www.behindmyback.org/2017/03/02/feb-28-2017-potus-executes-wotus/

    MAR 2, 2017 – Feb 28, 2017 POTUS Executes WOTUS. Posted on March 2, … www.behindmyback.org/2015/09/04/wotus–water-runs-down-hill/. Posted on …

     

    For the understanding of a reasonable person

    THE POTUS, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES DONALD J. TRUMP

    SIGNED A EXECUTIVE ORDER

    ON WOTUS WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES.

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    ]Introduction: World Commission on Dams Report, Dams and …

    digitalcommons.wcl.american.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1252&context=auilr

    by K Asmal – ‎2001 – ‎Cited by 11 – ‎Related articles

    The World Commission on Dams (“WCD”) completed its work in the second part of 2000. …. GLOBAL ECONOMIC MANAGEMENT-the World Bank, the IMF,

     

    1. REDEFINING ROLES

     

    THE WORLD BANK IS THE AGENCY in this group most relevant to the

    dams debate. Its traditional mode of operation-high-level dealing

    with central governments on the basis of a technical dossier-too

    often leads to results that are problematic, leaving behind a number

    of failures. The factors behind these failures are significant for the dams debate, as

    DOCUMENTED IN THE LINKS PROVIDED.

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    A PREFACE  IN 2001- A PRIORITY IN 2017

    the world bank & the world commission on dams report q&a

    siteresources.worldbank.org/INTWRD/…/WB&WCDQ&A.p…

    THE WORLD BANK believes that the World Commission on Dams Report has made a great contribution in framing many of the major issues in this CONTENTIOUS and …

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    SO CONTENTIOUS THAT SOMEBODY WROTE A 446 PAGE BOOK IN 1996

    Dams and Development: A New Framework for Decision-making – The Report of the World Commission on Dams

    Common terms and phrases ENVIRONMENTAL BUZZ WORDS REFERENCED IN THE DAM BOOK

    AND In terms of financial and economic profitability, the bottom line is World Bank

    alternatives application of SEA applying SEA Background and objectives budget support capacity development capacity-building civil society conflict consultation cont context country’s decision makers decision-making developing countries development agencies development co-operation agencies DFID economic ensure entry points environment environmental and social environmental considerations Environmental Impact Assessment environmental issues environmental management environmental risks environmental sustainability Espoo European Commission evaluation framework GPRS Guidance Note hydropower identify implementation improve involved Key questions linkages MDGs Millennium Development Goals Ministry mitigation monitoring natural resources Note and Checklist OECD opportunities options organisations participatory partner countries plans and programmes policy reforms potential Poverty Reduction Strategy priorities private sector proposed provides PRSP PSIA public engagement recommendations regional relevant requirements SEA approach SEA process sector programme sectoral policies Social Impact Assessment social impacts specific stakeholders Strategic Environmental Assessment sustainable development Tanzania transboundary UNDP UNECE World Bank

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    The World Bank Versus the World Commission on Dams

    WWW.WATER-ALTERNATIVES.org/index.php/allabs/99-a3-2-22/file

    by R Goodland – 2010 – ‎Cited by 9 – ‎Related articles

    KEYWORDS: WORLD BANK, hydropower, big dams, oustees, displacement, ….

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    STARTED WITH A SIMPLY PREFACE  IN 2001

    ENDED IN 2017 WITH THE ELECTION OF PRESIDENT TRUMP (POTUS)

    “AMERICANIZATION NOT GLOBALIZATION”

    AMERICAN PRIORITIES HAVE BEEN PLACED IN THE FOREFRONT.  period

     


  • 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?

     


  • Veterans (VA) Adverse Action Report

    What is the Veterans (VA) Adverse Action Report?

    Simply put, it is the actions taken by President Trump’s administration against the misconduct of 527 VA employees, that were fired, and the 727 disciplinary actions  taken for misconduct since Jan 20, 2017. ( A 26 PAGE LIST )

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    Click on the link to read the list

    The list does not include the employees’ names but shows their positions.

    Adverse Action Report – Department of Veterans Affairs

    https://www.va.gov/accountability/Adverse_Actions_Report.pdf

    8 hours ago – Adverse Actions Report July 3, 2017. Current as of July 3, 2017. Org / VISN. Position. Action Taken. Effective Date. NCA. Tractor Operator.

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    They almost got away with it!

    May 21, 2014 The Veteran’s Administration Scandal

    September 5, 2014  Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General (OIG)

    “THERE IS NO BASIS IN FACT TO SUPPORT THESE ALLEGATIONS”

    A report in today’s media questions the independence and integrity of the dedicated men and women who work in our organization.
    “THERE IS NO BASIS IN FACT TO SUPPORT THESE ALLEGATIONS”
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    Response to Baseless Allegations Regarding the ‘Phoenix Report’

    Acting Inspector General’s response to media coverage of baseless allegations on the independence and integrity of the Review of Alleged Patient Deaths, Patient Wait Times, and Scheduling Practices at the Phoenix VA Health Care System report.

    Department of Veterans Affairs
    Office of Inspector General
    September 5, 2014
    A Statement from the Acting VA Inspector General
    The VA Office of Inspector General undertakes reviews at the request of the
    Department’s leadership, Members of Congress,and many others. While they are all
    well within their rights to request a review, NO ONE has the right to dictate the outcome.
    A report in today’s media questions the independence and integrity of the dedicated men and women who work in our organization.
    “THERE IS NO BASIS IN FACT TO SUPPORT THESE ALLEGATIONS”
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    Statement from the Acting VA Inspector General

    Suggestions from the media and some Members of Congress that the OIG kept secret inappropriate scheduling practices at the Phoenix VA Health Care System are belied by nearly a decade of reporting by the Office of Inspector General. Read the Acting Inspector General’s statement; a chronology of OIG reporting, Keeping Congress and VA Secretary Informed: VA Office of Inspector General’s Reporting on Patient Wait Times from 2005-2014; and the 2008 memorandum of administrative investigation on altered wait times at the Phoenix VA Health Care System.

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    Response to Baseless Allegations Regarding the ‘Phoenix Report’

    Acting Inspector General’s response to media coverage of baseless allegations on the independence and integrity of the Review of Alleged Patient Deaths, Patient Wait Times, and Scheduling Practices at the Phoenix VA Health Care System report.

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    Questions and Answers on the Most Significant Aspects of the OIG’s ‘Phoenix’ Report

    Questions and Answers on the Review of Alleged Patient Deaths, Patient Wait Times, and Scheduling Practices at the Phoenix VA Health Care System

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    Indeed, they almost got away with it….

    SEP 4, 2015 – A new report by the VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) 

    The VA OIG press release reads in part:We also substantiated that employees incorrectly marked unprocessed applications as completed and possibly deleted 10,000 or more transactions over the past 5 years. Information security deficiencies, such as the lack of audit trails and system backups, limited our ability to review some issues fully and rule out data manipulation. Finally, we substantiated that the HEC identified over 11,000 unprocessed health care applications and about 28,000 other transactions in January 2013.

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    300,000 Veterans May Have Died Waiting For Care

    www.disabledveterans.org › Ben’s Blog

    SEP 4, 2015 – A new report by the VA Office of Inspector General (OIG)  confirmed whistleblower claims that 300000 veterans may have died while waiting for health care – one veteran waited for …

    The IG investigation focused on Veterans Health Administration’s Health Eligibility Center. This is part of the Chief Business Office that also manages fee basis, non-VA health care. The reported concluded the Chief Business Office has no effectively manages its business processes and data systems to ensure accuracy of data within the Enrollment System.

    This failure resulted in 307,000 entries for pending requests for health care where Social Security showed that the veteran died. Due to convenient limitations with how VA tallies various numbers, VA OIG was unable to conclusively determine if those 307,000 claims were also waiting for health care benefits

    The VA OIG press release reads in part:

    OIG also substantiated that pending records included entries for over 307,000 individuals reported as deceased by the Social Security Administration. Again because of data limitations, we could not determine how many pending records represent veterans who applied for health care benefits. We also substantiated that employees incorrectly marked unprocessed applications as completed and possibly deleted 10,000 or more transactions over the past 5 years. Information security deficiencies, such as the lack of audit trails and system backups, limited our ability to review some issues fully and rule out data manipulation. Finally, we substantiated that the HEC identified over 11,000 unprocessed health care applications and about 28,000 other transactions in January 2013. This backlog developed because the HEC did not adequately manage its workload and lacked controls to ensure entry of its workload into the enrollment system.

    Source: http://www.va.gov/oig/pubs/press-releases/VAOIG-WhistleblowerClaimsExtensivePersistentProbVetsHlthCER.pdf

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    SEP 4, 2015 – The new report by the VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) 

    Substantiated that the HEC identified over 11,000 unprocessed health care applications and about 28,000 other transactions in January 2013.

    And, they substantiated that employees incorrectly marked unprocessed applications as completed and possibly deleted 10,000 or more transactions over the past 5 years

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    SEP 4, 2015   DONALD J. TRUMP WITH  THE SUBSTANTIATED  BASIS IN FACT TO SUPPORT THESE VETERAN’S ABUSE  ALLEGATIONS”

    OCTOBER 27, 2015,  TRUMP SAID “I AM GOING TO PUT PRESSURE ON THE (DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS) LIKE YOU WOULDN’T BELIEVE,” ,  “AS PRESIDENT, I CAN GUARANTEE IT.

    FOUR DAYS LATER ON OCT 31, 2015 TRUMP DISCLOSED HIS PLAN TO REFORM THE VA… HE WOULD FIRE “THE CORRUPT AND INCOMPETENT VA EXECUTIVES WHO LET OUR VETERANS DOWN.”

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    ON JAN 20, 2017  PRESIDENT TRUMP AND HIS ADMINISTRATION HAD A 26 PAGE LIST. AND,  THEY STARTED FIRING“THE CORRUPT AND INCOMPETENT VA EXECUTIVES WHO LET OUR VETERANS DOWN.”

    AND, AS DISCLOSED TO THE PUBLIC ON JULY 7, 2017  527 VA EMPLOYEES HAVE BEEN FIRED, AND  727 DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS HAVE BEEN TAKEN FOR THEIR MISCONDUCT SINCE PRESIDENT TRUMP TOOK OFFICE .


  • 526 VA Officials Fired for Misconduct

    FOX NEWS REPORTED, JULY 7, 2017  THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS FIRED 526 VA OFFICIALS FOR MISCONDUCT

    Patriotic Americans  remember the May 2014 The VA Scandal.

    Did you ever hear this? May 21, 2014 Veterans Affairs officials said Wednesday that their mission was precisely the same as the one President Abraham Lincoln described in his second Inaugural Address in 1865: “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan.”

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    OCTOBER 27, 2015  DONALD TRUMP QUOTE SIOUX CITY, IOWA (CNN)

    A QUESTION FROM A WOUNDED VETERAN  COMPELLED TRUMP’S RESPONSE  

    OCTOBER 27, 2015  “I AM GOING TO PUT PRESSURE ON THE (DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS) LIKE YOU WOULDN’T BELIEVE,” TRUMP SAID,  “AS PRESIDENT, I CAN GUARANTEE IT.

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    Hundreds of VA officials fired since Trump’s inauguration – CBS News

    www.cbsnews.com/news/hundreds-of-va-officials-fired-since-trumps-inauguration/

    By Bo Erickson and Ellee Watson CBS News July 7, 2017, 2:12 PM. Hundreds of VA officials fired since Trump’s inauguration … than 500 officials have been fired for misconduct since President Trump took office … The list outlines a total of 747 disciplinary actions including 526 employees who were fired since January 20, 2017.

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    INDEED, DONALD J. TRUMP’S MISSION HAS ALWAYS BEEN  PRECISELY THE SAME AS THE ONE PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN DESCRIBED IN HIS SECOND INAUGURAL ADDRESS IN 1865: “TO CARE FOR HIM WHO SHALL HAVE BORNE THE BATTLE, AND FOR HIS WIDOW, AND HIS ORPHAN.” AND,  LEST WE FORGET, AS IN LINCOLN’S NOV 19, 1863, GETTSBURG ADDRESS.

    ON OCT 31, 2015 TRUMP’S PLAN TO REFORM THE VA… HE WOULD FIRE “THE CORRUPT AND INCOMPETENT VA EXECUTIVES WHO LET OUR VETERANS DOWN.”

    REMEMBER ON OCTOBER 27, 2015, TRUMP SAID,  “AS PRESIDENT, I CAN GUARANTEE IT”.

    INDEED AS GUARANTEED, FOX NEWS REPORTED, JULY 7, 2017  THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS FIRED 526 VA OFFICIALS FOR MISCONDUCT

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    Donald Trump Offers To Personally Help Wounded Vet in Iowa (10-27 …

    ▶ 4:12

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAwY5XsE4-k

    OCT 27, 2015 – Uploaded by Right Side Broadcasting Network

    Donald Trump Offers To Personally Help Wounded Vet in Iowa (10-27-15). Right Side BroadcastingDonald Trump Offers To Personally Help Wounded Vet in Iowa (10-27-15) Right Side Broadcasting Network 1,626,450 views

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    Donald Trump’s surprise promise to a wounded veteran

    By Noah Gray, CNN Updated 11:19 PM ET, Tue OCTOBER 27, 2015

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    Donald Trump Rally For Veterans! (Full Rally) – YouTube

    ▶ 56:29

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwKgWhzeaOM

    JAN 28, 2016 – Uploaded by wwwMOXNEWScom

    January 28, 2016 C-SPAN News http://MOXNews.com.

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    JAN 29, 2016  CNBC ASKS WHY ABSENT TRUMP WON THE DEBATE?

    and, trash talking the establishment GOP contenders..

    An absent Trump won this debate: Why – CNBC.com

    www.cnbc.com/2016/01/29/an-absent-trump-won-this-debate-why.html

    JAN 29, 2016 – By missing the GOP debate, Donald Trump was spared all but glancing blows from those battling to catch up.

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Donald Trump won. The Republican debate lost — and so did his rivals.

    The Republican candidate skipped the final televised faceoff before Iowans vote in caucuses on Monday. That spared him all but glancing, humorous blows from those battling to catch up.

    “Let me say, I’m a maniac and everyone on this stage is stupid, fat and ugly,” Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas began. “And Ben, you’re a terrible surgeon. Now that we’ve gotten the Donald Trump portion out of the way …”

    Later, Cruz jokingly threatened to leave the stage if he received any more challenging questions. He drew a few chuckles — but also drew attention to what moderator Megyn Kelly called “The elephant not on the stage.”

    The altered dynamic left more room than usual for other candidates. Cruz and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida both received heightened scrutiny of their stances

    Similar scrutiny of Trump, whose reversals have appeared more stark, would have amplified attacks he is suffering in TV attack ads. With his absence, he avoided it.

    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who once was expected to become the top Republican candidate, displayed more assertiveness and command in the absence of the bombastic real estate magnate whose success so far has dumbfounded the son and brother of former presidents. Yet he has fallen so far behind that his ability to take advantage is questionable.

    The same is true of libertarian Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, the iconoclastic legacy candidate who had hoped to inherit the base of his father, Ron Paul,

    Govs. John Kasich of Ohio and Chris Christie of New Jersey also enjoyed moments of command. But their messages underscored their hope merely to survive caucuses here and score a breakthrough in New Hampshire eight days after the Iowa caucuses.

    Yet they never got a chance to lay a glove on the runaway leader in New Hampshire, and in the South Carolina primary after that, and in national polls. That’s Trump, who managed another feat of media jujitsu after having dominated headlines before the debate with drama about whether he’d show up.

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    01/28/16 02:56 LIBERAL MEDIA’S FAVORITE SUBJECT TRASH TALKING DONALD J. TRUMP

    BEFORE TRUMP’S  JAN 28, 2016 RALLY FOR VETERAN’S

    Ever since Donald Trump launched his campaign for president last summer, he has linked himself closely to the cause of veterans he believes have been mistreated by the federal government. Most recently, he has pledged to headline a high-profile fundraiser in Des Moines on behalf of the Wounded Warrior Project instead of attending a potentially crucial Republican debate on Thursday prior to the Iowa caucuses. Trump has scheduled his fundraiser to air opposite the Fox News-hosted debate.

    Trump has been widely criticized by veteran’s groups FOR NOT PROVIDING SPECIFICS about what he would do to address the concerns and challenges of the veteran community

     “We’re going to take care of those wounded warriors and we’re going to take care of our vets better than anybody,” he said on the USS Wisconsin last October, 2015. “[My] plan will ensure our veterans get the care they need, wherever and whenever they need it.”

    the only specific policy shift he outlined was that he would support allowing veterans to seek medical care covered by Medicare from non-VA affiliated hospitals in a  competitive marketplace

    ON OCT 31, 2015 TRUMP’S PLAN TO REFORM THE VA… HE WOULD FIRE “THE CORRUPT AND INCOMPETENT VA EXECUTIVES WHO LET OUR VETERANS DOWN.”

    REMEMBER ON OCTOBER 27, 2015, TRUMP SAID,  “AS PRESIDENT, I CAN GUARANTEE IT”.

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    Donald Trump Plan To Reform Veterans Affairs – Trump Norfolk Rally …

    ▶ 17:31

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Q2bwmq6PBs

    OCT 31, 2015 – Uploaded by Les Grossman NEW OFFICIAL CHANNEL

    Donald Trump unveiled his plan Saturday to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs on the USS Wisconsin

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    JULY 6, 2017 … Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) is partnering with Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) in Austin, Texas for a … Defend and Reform Town Hall Series

    Concerned Veterans for America – Home | Facebook

    https://www.facebook.com › Places › Arlington, Virginia

    416503 likes · 3036 talking about this. … Concerned Veterans for America Defend and Reform Town Hall in . …. Concerned Veterans for America Defend and Reform Town Hall Series in Austin, TX July 6, 2017Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) is partnering with Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) in Austin, Texas for a …

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    May 2014, It was whistleblowers who exposed the VA Scandal over long waits for care, over three years ago.

    October 27, 2015  Donald Trump quote…

    “I am going to put pressure on the (Department of Veterans Affairs) like you wouldn’t believe”

    Trump said,  “AS PRESIDENT, I CAN GUARANTEE IT.

    INDEED….


  • July 4, 2017 Celebrate US Veterans with Trump

    I am an American Citizen, a  God Fearing, bible clutching, gun toting, plain speaking, allegiance pledging, hard working, taxpaying, liberty loving, fighter for freedom

    I watched President Trump’s  July 1, 2017. And, I absolutely loved Our Presidents “Celebrate Freedom” rally,  a Tribute to our American War Heroes, the U.S. VETERANS that have fought and died protecting our freedom.

    President Trump Tribute Veterans Kennedy Center, Jul 1 2017 | C …

    https://www.c-span.org/video/?430774-2/president-trump-tribute-veterans-kennedy…

    13 hours ago – MyC-SPAN LOGIN · Created by Cable … July 1, 2017. President Trump Tribute to Veterans at Kennedy Center … President Trump spoke at the “Celebrate Freedom” rally honoring U.S. veterans. The program ….. People in this video … Step 2: Select Your Provider. Select Your Provider. Step 3: Find CSPAN.

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    Indeed, President Trump used his first Fourth of July speech to honor veterans, our American War Heroes

    When in the course of human events it becomes necessary… USA Protection Acts, Executive Orders and the (VA) SES

    Apr 27, 2017 President Trump on Thursday signed an EXECUTIVE ORDER to create the Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection, a new office within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

    Presidential Executive Order on Improving Accountability and …

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/…press…/presidential-executive-order-improving-accoun…

    Apr 27, 2017 – Presidential Executive Order on Improving Accountability and Whistleblower Protection at the Department of Veterans Affairs … By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws … DONALD J. TRUMP.

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    When in the course of human events it was necessary in 2000? The VHA began collecting patients wait time data in 2000 for which the then-General Accounting Office (GAO) REPORTED INACCURACIES.[20]

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    When in the course of human events it was necessary  By July 2002, The VA reported to Congress that over 300,000 veterans nationwide were either forced onto waiting lists or forced to wait over six months for a medical appointment.[21][22]

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    MAY 2014 WHEN THE VA SCANDLE WAS FINALLY EXPOSED TO THE PUBLIC

     June 20, 2014 Congressional investigation Senior Executive Service (SES)

    On June 20, 2014, the U.S. House Veterans Affairs Committee learned that every one of the 470 SENIOR EXECUTIVES in the VA received performance evaluations that indicated they were at least “fully successful” in each of the past four years.. SENIOR EXECUTIVES were paid a total of $2.4 million in bonus compensation in the most recent year. Gina S. Farrisee, VA assistant secretary for human resources and administration, admitted in her written comments that the department needed to do better at holding executives accountable.

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    JUNE 23, 2017 THANKS TO PRESIDENT TRUMP AFTER TEN YEARS

    Congress passed the Veteran’s Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017  and President Trump signed it into law. This bill gives senior officials in the Department of Veterans Affairs THE POWER TO FIRE FAILING EMPLOYEES and establishes safeguards to protect those who reveal wrongdoing in the agency.

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    I watched President Trump’s  July 1, 2017. And, I absolutely loved Our Presidents “Celebrate Freedom” rally,  a Tribute to our American War Heroes, the U.S. VETERANS that have fought and died protecting our freedom.

    The introduction was by  First Baptist Paster Robert Jeffress.

    If you are an American Citizen , a  God Fearing, bible clutching, gun toting, plain speaking, allegiance pledging, hard working, taxpaying, liberty loving, fighter for freedom

    I guarantee that you will love it too.


  • 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.


  • SES Sabotage on Trump’s Administration

    Ibid., ¶ 4, line 1 –“Often sabotage is unrecognizable because of the

    virtually invisible ways civil servants can act in bad faith toward

    political executives.”

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    Ibid., ¶ 4, line 6 –“People in the White House are aware of those sub governments but have no obvious control over them.”

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    Ibid., ¶ 5, line 1 –“…Political executives who try to exercise leadership within

    government may encounter intense opposition that they can neither avoid nor reconcile.”

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    1. 252, ¶ 3, line1 –“Political appointees can sometimes encounter

    much more vigorous forms of sabotage. These range from minor

    needling to massive retaliation.”

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    1. 254, ¶ 1 after quote, line1 –“…[W]hile academics write about

    the iron triangle as if it were an immutable force, or prudent political

    executives recognize that although they cannot stop bureaucratic

    sabotage, neither are they helpless against it.”

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    unedited full text in chronological order   circa unknown

    Reading Number 37 from A Government of Strangers by Hugh Heclo

    www.oswego.edu/~ruddy/Reading%20Number%2037.pdf

    officials has become extraordinarily difficult in Washington.” p. 250, ¶ 1 … Political executives who try to exercise leadership within government may encounter.

    1. 249, introduction/abstract, line 3 –

    “Presidents select a small number (a few thousand) of high-level people to head the executive branch agencies. Among those appointments are cabinet secretaries,

    undersecretaries, assistant secretaries, and the like.

    THE REST OF THOSE WHO WORK IN THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH ARE CIVIL SERVANTS, CHOSEN FOR GOVERNMENT JOBS BY MERIT EXAMS, AND THEY REMAIN IN GOVERNMENT SERVICE FOR MANY YEARS, EVEN DECADES.”

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    Ibid., introduction/abstract, line 9 –“Helco identifies the often-unseen tension

    between a president’s appointees and the bureaucrats.”

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    Ibid., ¶ 1, line 1 –“Every new administration gives fresh impetus to an age-old

    struggle between change and continuity, between political leadership and bureaucratic power.

    Bureaucrats have a legitimate interest in maintaining the integrity of

    government programs and organizations.”

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    Ibid., ¶ 2, line 1 –“The search for effective  political leadership in a

    bureaucracy of responsible career officials has become extraordinarily

    difficult in Washington.”

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    1. 250, ¶ 1, line1 –“Congress is widely thought to have lost power to

    the executive branch, but congressional rather than executive behavior

    remains a major preoccupation in political research. Observers acknowledge

    that no president can cope with more than a tiny fraction of the decision making

    in government…”

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    Ibid., ¶ 4, line 1 –“…The administrative machinery in Washington represents

    a number of fragmented power centers rather than a set of subordinate unites

    under the President.”

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    Ibid., ¶ 4, line 6 –“People in the White House are aware of those sub governments but have no obvious control over them.”

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    Ibid., ¶ 5, line 1 –“…Political executives who try to exercise leadership within

    government may encounter intense opposition that they can neither avoid nor reconcile.”

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    Ibid., ¶ 5, line 7 –“Many… sincerely believe in their bureau’s purpose and

    feel they must protect its jurisdiction, programs, and budget at all costs.”

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    1. 251, ¶ 2, line1 –“The structure of most bureaucratic sabotage has been characterized as an ‘iron triangle’

    uniting a particular government bureau, its relevant interest group, and congressional supporters.”

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    Ibid., ¶ 3, line 1 –“The common features of these sub governments are

    enduring mutual interests across the executive and legislative branches

    and between the public and private sectors.”

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    Ibid., ¶ 4, line 1 –“Often sabotage is unrecognizable because of the

    virtually invisible ways civil servants can act in bad faith toward

    political executives.”

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    1. 252, ¶ 3, line1 –“Political appointees can sometimes encounter

    much more vigorous forms of sabotage. These range from minor

    needling to massive retaliation.”

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    1. 254, ¶ 1 after quote, line1 –“…[W]hile academics write about

    the iron triangle as if it were an immutable force, or prudent political

    executives recognize that although they cannot stop bureaucratic

    sabotage, neither are they helpless against it.”

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    1. 255, last ¶, line1 –“Thus the political executives’ own positive efforts are the necessary – if not always sufficient – condition for combating sabotage.

    Since some bureaucratic subversion is an ever-present possibility and since punishment is difficult,

    the government executives’ real choice is to build and use their political relationships or forfeit most other strategic resources for leadership.”

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    Just saying REALLY?

    Circa 1977  And yet the fact re­mains that whether the President relies mainly on his White House aides or his cabinet officials,

    someone is suppose to be listening to the bureaucracy “out there.”

    For the President, his appointees, and high-ranking bureaucrats, the struggle to control the bureaucracy is usually a leap into the dark.

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


  • 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 .