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  • “I Think? Therefore I Am?” Transgender

    “I Think? Therefore I Am?” Transgender

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

    The bottom line

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

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

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

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    Washington state’s decision has troubled many? conservatives?

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

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

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    AND, IF THERE ARE PROBLEMS IN SCHOOLS?

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

    SUCH ISSUES WOULD BE HANDLED AT A LOCAL LEVEL.

     HE THEN ADDED:

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

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

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

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    THIS IS THE CONTACT INFORMATION FOR   NATHAN OLSON

    PHONE (360) 725-6015 

    EMAIL  nathan.olson@k12.wa.us. 

    I called and left him a message…

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    “Self-Identity”?

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

    Rene Descartes – “I think, therefore I am”

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

    ▶ 1:57

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

    Apr 17, 2015 – Uploaded by BBC Radio 4

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

    Another google find……

    “I Think, Therefore I am” Confused

    The YouTube video on top is the BEST..

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

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

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

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

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    —– Original Message —–

    From: xxx
    Sent: Monday, June 06, 2016 3:49 PM
    Subject: Unfreakingbelievable.
    We are a stupid, stupid species.
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    Washington State to Begin Teaching ‘Gender Identity’ and ‘Gender …

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

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

    By Frank Camp (1 day ago) | Education.

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

    By Frank Camp(2 days ago) | Education

    Getty – Christopher Furlong

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

    NOT ANYMORE.

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

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

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

    KINDERGARTEN

    “Understand there are many ways to express gender.“

    FIRST GRADE

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

    SECOND GRADE

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

    THIRD GRADE

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

    FOURTH GRADE

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

    FIFTH GRADE

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

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

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

    While “GENDER” IS DEFINED AS:

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

    FURTHER, GENDER IS BROKEN DOWN INTO THREE SUBCATEGORIES:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     HE THEN ADDED:

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

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    THIS IS THE CONTACT INFORMATION FOR   NATHAN OLSON

    PHONE (360) 725-6015 

    EMAIL  nathan.olson@k12.wa.us. 

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    Washington state’s decision has troubled many conservatives:

    I removed …offensive comments by  promoters of this agenda.

    THIS IS INDOCTRINATION.

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     INDEED, Some knowledge is too heavy for children.

    (I found this quotation online)

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

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    THE POWER OF SUGGESTION?

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

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

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

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

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    Self-Fulfilling Prophecy:

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

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

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

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

    Example of self-fulfilling prophecy

    The bottom line

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

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

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

    Henry Ford

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  • WA State Voted for Donald J. Trump

    WA State Voted for Donald J. Trump

    Primary results: Donald Trump wins Washington – CNNPolitics.com

    CNN‎ – 7 hours ago

    DONALD TRUMP IS LESS THAN 10 DELEGATES SHY OF CLINCHING THE … THE VICTORY — WINNING AT LEAST 40 OF WASHINGTON’S DELEGATES — MEANS TRUMP NOW HAS 1,229 OF THE 1,237 DELEGATES HE NEEDS TO CLINCH THE …

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    WA STATE  VOTES COUNTY BY COUNTY FOR DONALD J. TRUMP

    http://results.vote.wa.gov/results/current/President-Republican-Party_ByCounty.html

    AND GRAYS HARBOR COUNTY, WA  GAVE TRUMP THE HIGHEST % IN THE STATE!

    A Comment…

     MUST’VE BEEN THOSE “SIGNS” IN NORTH COUNTY THAT GAVE HIM THE EDGE!

    My comment…. Just asking?

    BASED ON THE SIGN’S OF “THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE” THRU OUT WA STATE?

    THE FACT IS THAT GRAYS HARBOR’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 8.9%, IN APRIL  2016, THE FIFTH HIGHEST IN THE STATE.

    AND, THE FACTS IN APRIL  2016 ARE, THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATES FOR FERRY (10.8%), STEVENS (9.3%), PEND OREILLE (9.2%), AND PACIFIC COUNTY AT 9.1%

    The #1 Comment…..

    On Wednesday, May 25, 2016, muddyshoes   wrote:

    Votes per County………..Amazing! Cleaned their clocks!

    http://results.vote.wa.gov/results/current/President-Republican-Party_ByCounty.html

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    Amazing! Cleaned their clocks…

    TRUMP SAID,  WE NEED JOBS IN OUR COUNTRY, AND THE VOTERS IN WA STATE VOTED FOR TRUMP BECAUSE WE NEED JOBS IN WA STATE  COUNTY’S.

    THE HIGHER THE % RATE OF UNEMPLOYMENT THE HIGHER THE % RATE OF TRUMP VOTERS

    Map of County Unemployment Rates

    fortress.wa.gov › … › Monthly Employment Report

    WorkSource

    to esd.wa.gov … County unemployment rates are published each month, based on a schedule set by the federal … County unemployment rates for April 2016 …

    If you have questions about employment and unemployment in your county, contact an economist.

    County unemployment rates for April 2016

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    Just saying… You decide…

    APRIL 2016 WA UNEMPLOYMENT %  AND % OF MAY 2016 WA VOTERS FOR TRUMP?

    GRAYS HARBOR (8.9%)  UNEMPLOYMENT

    VOTERS FOR TRUMP  85.16%

     FERRY (10.8%), UNEMPLOYMENT

    VOTERS FOR TRUMP 81.6%

     STEVENS (9.3%), UNEMPLOYMENT

    VOTERS FOR TRUMP 80.56%

    PEND OREILLE (9.2%), UNEMPLOYMENT

    VOTERS FOR TRUMP 81.62%

     PACIFIC COUNTY (9.1%)  UNEMPLOYMENT  

    VOTERS FOR TRUMP 83.18%

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    My research indicates, that

    THE STATISTICS FOR WA STATE SHOW THAT THERE IS A  CORRELATION BASED ON,  %  OF VOTERS, VOTING FOR TRUMP IN WA STATES. AND, THE % OF UNEMPLOYMENT IS A CAUSATION OF , COUNTY BY COUNTY VOTING FOR TRUMP IN WA STATE.

     INDEED…..

    THE LOWER THE % RATE OF UNEMPLOYMENT IN A WA STATE COUNTY?

     WHITMAN COUNTY UNEMPLOYMENT 4.9%? TRUMP VOTES 71.05%

    SAN JUAN ISLAND UNEMPLOYMENT 5.2%  TRUMP VOTES 71.35%

     GARFIELD COUNTY UNEMPLOYMENT 5.8% TRUMP VOTES 67.6%

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     Never underestimate the power of a question

    Just asking?

    ARE THE REAL (un-adjusted)  UNEMPLOYMENT RATES, FOR THE ENTIRE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA the major causation of American Citizens  Voting  for Donald J. Trump?

     Does the liberal news media cover up the % of black youth unemployment?

     WHAT’S LOGIC GOT TO DO WITH “SEASONAL ADJUSTMENTS”?

    DID THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS (BLS) FICTION WRITERS ADD 281,000 TO THEIR HEADLINE NUMBER TO COVER THE “SEASONAL ADJUSTMENT” IN DEC. 2015?

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    Posted on January 10, 2016

    Unemployment statistics | STRAIGHT LINE LOGIC

    https://straightlinelogic.com/tag/unemployment-statistics/

    Posts about Unemployment statistics written by Robert Gore. ..

    ACCORDING TO THE BLS, THE US ECONOMY GENERATED A MINISCULE 11,000 JOBS IN THE MONTH … BLS FICTION WRITERS ADDED 281,000 TO THEIR HEADLINE NUMBER TO COVER THE “SEASONAL ADJUSTMENT.

    The fact that the seasonal adjustment factor for December has oscillated …

    Newsflash From The December ‘Jobs’ Report—–The US Economy Is Dead In The Water, by David Stockman

    Posted on January 10, 2016 | Leave a comment

    From David Stockman at davidstockmanscontracorner.com:

    Here’s a newsflash that CNBC didn’t mention. According to the BLS, the US economy generated a miniscule 11,000 jobs in the month of December.

    Yet notwithstanding the fact that almost nobody works outdoors any more, the BLS fiction writers added 281,000 to their headline number to cover the “seasonal adjustment.” This is done on the apparent truism that December is generally colder than November and that workers get holiday vacations.

    Of course, this December was much warmer, not colder, than average. And that’s not the only deviation from normal seasonal trends.

    The Christmas selling season this year, for example, was absolutely not comparable to the ghosts of Christmas past. Bricks and mortar retail is in turmoil and in secular decline due to Amazon and its e-commerce ilk, and this trend is accelerating by the year.

    So too, energy and export based sectors have been thrown for a loop in the last few months by a surging dollar and collapsing commodity prices. Likewise, construction activity has been so weak in this cycle—-and for the good reason that both commercial and residential stock is vastly overbuilt owing to two decades of cheap credit—–that its not remotely comparable to historic patterns.

    Never mind. The BLS always adds the same big dollop of jobs to the December establishment survey come hell or high water. In fact, the seasonal adjustment has averaged 320,000 for the last 12 years!

    For crying out loud, folks, every December is different—–and not just because of the vagaries of the weather. Capitalism is about incessant change and reallocation of economic activity and resources. And now the globalized ebbs and flows of economic activity have only accentuated the rate and intensity of these adjustments.

    Yet the statistical wizards at the BLS think they can approximate a seasonal adjustment factor for December that at +/- 300k amounts to just 0.2% of the currently reported 144.2 million establishment survey jobs, and an even smaller fraction of the potential adult work force which is at least 165 million.

    But that’s a pretentious stab in the dark. The December seasonal adjustment (SA) could just as easily be 0.3% of the job base or 0.1%, depending upon the specific point in the business cycle and structural trends roiling the economy.

    Indeed, these brackets alone would vary the headline SA number by 150k to 450k. The fact that the seasonal adjustment factor for December has oscillated tightly around 300,000 for the last 12 years proves only one thing—–namely, that the bureaucrats at the BLS have chosen to invent the same guesstimate year after year; its not science, its political fiction.

    The fact is, the seasonal adjustment factors are about the closest thing there is to pure noise among all the dubious “incoming” data that the Fed and Wall Street obsess over.

    To continue reading: The US Economy Is Dead In The Water

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    The bottom line..

    TRUMP SAID,  WE NEED JOBS IN OUR COUNTRY….

    AND THE VOTERS IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ARE VOTING FOR TRUMP, COUNTY BY COUNTY, STATE BY STATE,  BECAUSE WE THE PEOPLE NEED JOBS. PERIOD  

     


  • Public Notice of Net Pens NWS-2016-100

    Public Notice of Net Pens in the Strait of Juan De Fuca

    The  PDF document  NWS-2016-100  is a Public Notice for a proposed project where a
    permit is being requested from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District.

    Acquisition Icicle Acquisition Subsidiary, LLC. -has proposed to
    decommission and remove their existing net pens structures in Port Angeles
    Harbor, Port Angeles, Washington, and install new net pen facility for
    rearing of Atlantic Salomon in Strait of Juan De Fuca near Port Angeles,
    Clallam County, Washington.

    To provide any project specific comments in writing or by e-mail, please
    visit the link below and follow the instructions outlined in the “How to
    Submit Comments” section.
    Http://www.nws.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/Regulatory/PublicNotices.aspx

    COMMENT MUST BE RECEIVED BY MAY 28, 2016

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    I wanted to give concerned local people the NWS-2016-100  information ASAP, so they can make public comment. (so I emailed the public notice)

    Just saying, Word gets around in emails..

    But….

    The bottom line is…

    Word gets around BETTER in cyberspace.

    Pearl Rains Hewett

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    Scroll down…

    Listed below are the current Public Notices published by the Seattle District for proposed projects within the state of Washington. The Public Notices are sorted by Effective Date and are provided in PDF format. You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your PC to view these files. You may download Adobe free from http://www.adobe.com/.

    Viewing Public Notices. To view a Public Notice, left-click on the Permit Application Number (highlighted in blue). To download the file to your PC, right-click on the Permit Application Number, then select “Save Target As” from the menu.

    How to Submit Comments. To submit comments via E-mail, left-click on the respective Project Manager’s name in the table below. To submit comments in writing, send them to the respective Project Manager at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District Regulatory Branch, P.O. Box 3755, Seattle, WA 98124-3755. All comments should include the permit application number and project name, your name, address, and phone number.

    How to be Added to the Public Notice Mailing List. Please submit your email address to the Regulatory Branch: Attention: Shannon Wilson

    Email Address Changes. If you change your email address, you will need to contact Shannon Wilson. Please provide your old address and your new address. Emails returned due to a change of address will be deleted from our electronic mailing list system.

    Issued Date Expiration Date Applicant Project Description Permit Application No. County Project Manager
    2-May-2016 17-May-2016 Sunset Marina, LLC Erratum for proposed marina NWS-2007-2030  Chelan Knaub
    29-Apr-2016 29-May-2016 Whatcom County Public Works Place fill, replace and install outfalls, and construct trail NWS-2016-124  Whatcom Perry
    28-Apr-2016 28-May-2016 Icicle Acquisition Subsidiary LLC Decommission and removal of existing net pen structures NWS-2016-100  Clallam Sanguinetti
    22-Apr-2016 22-May-2016 Yakima Nation Fisheries Dredging NWS-2015-158  Skamania Martin
    21-Apr-2016 21-May-2016 Pierce County Public Works Construct pier, drive piles, and install ramp and float NWS-2007-1878  Pierce White

     For more Regulatory Program information, please visit http://www.nws.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/Regulatory.aspx

    To view the attached document, you will need to use the Adobe Acrobat
    Reader.  For a free copy of the Acrobat Reader please visit:
    http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html

    To provide any project specific comments in writing or by e-mail, please
    visit the link below and follow the instructions outlined in the “How to
    Submit Comments” section.
    Http://www.nws.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/Regulatory/PublicNotices.aspx

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    I received a paper copy of this Public Notice for NWS-2016-0100-; via US
    Mail,

    I called Pamela Sanguinetti at her contact number (206) 764-6904 and
    requested an email copy of the “Open Public Comment Period Notice” listed as
    “Regulatory Public Notices”

    COMMENT MUST BE RECEIVED BY MAY 28, 2016 (but may be extended? per Ms Pamela  Sanguinetti)

    Acquisition Icicle Acquisition Subsidiary, LLC. -has proposed to
    decommission and remove their existing net pens structures in Port Angeles
    Harbor, Port Angeles, Washington, and install new net pen facility for
    rearing of Atlantic Salomon in Strait of Juan De Fuca near Port Angeles,
    Clallam County, Washington.
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    Just saying….

    NEAR? Port Angeles, Clallam County, Washington
    I received a paper copy of this Public Notice for NWS-2016-0100-; via US
    Mail, addressed to George C. Rains Sr., at my address.(Dad died over 8 years
    ago?).

    Pamela Sanguinetti was very nice and thanked me for taking the time to call
    her and  request this email notice of public comment (and the PDF
    documentation) for our community.

    She asked if I wanted to make a public comment??

    I have not opened the file… YET…

    I wanted to give concerned local people the information ASAP, so they can
    make public comment. (so I emailed the public notice)

    Just saying, Word gets around with emails..

    But, word gets around BETTER in cyberspace.

    Pearl Rains Hewett
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    —– Original Message —–
    From: “Sanguinetti, Pamela NWS” <Pamela.Sanguinetti@usace.army.mil>
    To: <phew@wavecable.com>
    Sent: Monday, May 02, 2016 12:51 PM
    Subject: FW: Public Notice for NWS-2016-0100-; Icicle Acquisition Icicle
    Acquisition Subsidiary, LLC. -Request for comments

    PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL
    For comments or questions regarding this Public Notice, please contact the
    project manager listed below.

    CONTACT INFORMATION:
    PROJECT NUMBER:  NWS-2016-0100-, Clallam County, Icicle Acquisition
    Icicle Acquisition Subsidiary, LLC.
    PROJECT MANAGER: Pam Sanguinetti
    TELEPHONE: 2067646904
    E-MAIL: Pamela.Sanguinetti@usace.army.mil

    The  PDF  NWS-2016-100 document is a Public Notice for a proposed project where a permit is being requested from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District.

    To view the attached document, you will need to use the Adobe Acrobat
    Reader.  For a free copy of the Acrobat Reader please visit:
    http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html

    To provide any project specific comments in writing or by e-mail, please
    visit the link below and follow the instructions outlined in the “How to
    Submit Comments” section.
    Http://www.nws.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/Regulatory/PublicNotices.aspx

    For more Regulatory Program information, please visit
    http://www.nws.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/Regulatory.aspx

    The bottom line is…

    Word gets around BETTER in cyberspace.


  • Public Notice Every Fruit Packer in WA State

    Public Notice Every Fruit Packer in WA State

    Every new or existing fresh fruit packing facility within the entire state of Washington which receives, packs, stores, and/or ships either hard or soft fruit is required to apply for coverage under either this general permit or an individual NPDES/state waste discharge permit.

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    The following PUBLIC NOTICE published to the Washington State Register May 4, 2016:

    WSR 16-09-074 DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY

    Types of Facilities or Dischargers and Geographic Area Covered:

    Every new or existing fresh fruit packing facility within the entire state of Washington which receives, packs, stores, and/or ships either hard or soft fruit is required to apply for coverage under either this general permit or an individual NPDES/state waste discharge permit.

    ECONOMIC IMPACT ANALYSIS: Ecology completed a new economic impact analysis that will be available May 2016

    All written comments should be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on June 17, 2016, to the Department of Ecology, 1250 West Alder Street, Union Gap, WA 98903, Attn: Cynthia Huwe, cynthia.huwe@ecy.wa.gov.

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    The bottom line…

    Word gets around in Cyberspace

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    —– Original Message —–

    From: Rodriguez, RaChelle (ECY)

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

    Sent: Thursday, May 05, 2016 4:05 PM

    Subject: The following Public Notice published to the Washington State Register May 4, 2016

     

    The following Public Notice published to the Washington State Register May 4, 2016:

     

    WSR 16-09-074

    DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY

    [Filed April 18, 2016, 2:18 p.m.]

    PUBLIC NOTICE OF DRAFT GENERAL NATIONAL

    POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM (NPDES)

    PERMIT FOR THE FRESH FRUIT PACKING INDUSTRY

    http://lawfilesext.leg.wa.gov/law/wsr/2016/09/16-09-074.htm

    WSR 16-09-074

    DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY

    [Filed April 18, 2016, 2:18 p.m.]

    PUBLIC NOTICE OF DRAFT GENERAL NATIONAL

    POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM (NPDES)

    PERMIT FOR THE FRESH FRUIT PACKING INDUSTRY

    Introduction: In 1994, the Washington state department of ecology (ecology) developed an NPDES general permit to regulate the discharge of wastewater from fresh fruit packing facilities.

    This permit was developed to meet the requirements of chapters 90.48, 90.52, and 90.54 RCW as amended, and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA) (Title 33 United States Code, Section 1251 et seq.) as amended. All requirements of 40 Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.) 122.41 and 122.42 are incorporated in this general permit by reference.

    The fruit packing industry is eligible for coverage under a general permit due to: (1) The similar wastewater characteristics among facilities; (2) the uniform discharge conditions to which all facilities would be subject; and (3) the significant reduction of resources necessary for permit handling. However, individual NPDES/state waste discharge permits will still be applied in those instances where ecology determines the general permit is not appropriate for a facility or an individual facility does not wish to be covered by the general permit.

    This general permit establishes treatment/disposal methods, effluent limits, and best management practices for discharges from the fresh fruit packing industry. Compliance with this general permit is anticipated to protect human health and waters of the state.

    Types of Facilities or Dischargers and Geographic Area Covered: Every new or existing fresh fruit packing facility within the entire state of Washington which receives, packs, stores, and/or ships either hard or soft fruit is required to apply for coverage under either this general permit or an individual NPDES/state waste discharge permit.

    Documents Available for Review: You may download a copy of the draft permit and fact sheet at http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/wq/permits/fruit_packers/index.html; or you may request a copy from Cynthia Huwe, (509) 457-7105 or e-mail cynthia.huwe@ecy.wa.gov.

    Public Workshops: Public workshops concerning this draft general permit shall be held on May 18, 2016, in Union Gap and May 19, 2016, in Leavenworth. WebDMR training will also take place on these dates. Please see below for location and exact times.

    DATE Wednesday

    May 18, 2016

    Thursday

    May 19, 2016

    WORKSHOP BEGINS 9:00 a.m. to noon 1:30 to 4:00 p.m.
    WebDMR TRAINING

    BEGINS

    1:30 to 3:30 p.m. 10:00 a.m. to noon
    LOCATION Washington State

    Department of Ecology

    – CRO

    Chelan County Fire District #3 Community Fire Hall
    ADDRESS 1250 West Alder Street 228 Chumstick Highway
    CITY Union Gap, WA 98903 Leavenworth, WA 98826
    ROOM 102 B

    Additional WebDMR Training: An additional WQWebDMR system training (training only, no workshop) will be offered on Thursday, August 18, 2016, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Central Regional Office, 1250 West Alder Street, Union Gap, WA, in Conference Room 102B.

    When and How to Submit Comments: Comments on the proposed general permit may be given at the public hearings. Interested persons are also invited to submit written comments regarding the proposed general permit. All written comments should be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on June 17, 2016, to the Department of Ecology, 1250 West Alder Street, Union Gap, WA 98903, Attn: Cynthia Huwe, cynthia.huwe@ecy.wa.gov.

    This notice will be published in the legal section of the Yakima Herald-Republic and the Wenatchee Daily World on May 4, 2016. A mailing containing this notice will be sent to all current permittees and other interested parties.

    Final Determination: All comments received at the public hearings or at ecology’s central regional office by 5:00 p.m. on June 17, 2016, will be considered before final permit terms, limitations, and conditions are established. A responsive summary of comments received during the comment period will be prepared and available for public review. If the final content of the general permit remains substantially unchanged from the draft permit, a copy of the final determination in the form of a public notice of issuance shall be forwarded to all persons who submitted written comment or gave public testimony regarding the permit. However, if the final determination is substantially changed, another public notice of draft permit shall be published.

    Economic Impact Analysis: Ecology completed a new economic impact analysis that will be available May 2016, on department of ecology’s publications and forms web site located at https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/UIPages/Home.aspx.

    Tentative Determination to Issue: After ecology receives and considers all public comments, it will issue the final permit. Ecology expects to issue the general permit in August 2016, with an effective date of September 1, 2016.

    Further Information: Contact Sanjay Barik at sanjay.barik@ecy.wa.gov, (509) 454-4247; or Marcia Porter at marcia.porter@ecy.wa.gov, (509) 454-7864; 1250 West Alder Street, Union Gap, WA.

    Ecology is an equal opportunity agency and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, disability, age, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, disabled veteran’s status, Vietnam Era veteran’s status or sexual orientation. If you have special accommodation needs or require this document in alternative format, please contact Cynthia Huwe at (509) 457-7105.

    The bottom line…

    Word gets around in Cyberspace


  • An Endangered Gopher Tax?

    The Thurston County Commissioners in collusion with the US Fish and Wildlife Service have created a novel method of extracting additional tax dollars from prospective new homeowners in Washington State.  According to public documents, Thurston County staff has proposed a new gopher tax, up to $42,000 for new homeowners who might consider building a home on or near land that might be inhabited by a rodent called the Mazama Pocket Gopher.  This gopher tax (called “mitigation” in planner-speak) would be in addition to any other fees, permits, taxes, or other costs that might be imposed on the construction of a new home in Thurston County, Washington.  For direct links to the concept files written and presented by Thurston County planning staff go here and here.

    For Whistleblowers, please go here to learn more 

    The $42,000 gopher tax is likely to become law later this year.   Two of the three Commissioners (Sandra Romero and Cathy Wolfe) have been supportive of the plan and the process for many years now.  In addition, the Thurston County Planning Department has been largely controlled by the US Fish & Wildlife Service for years – many of the county employees are entirely subsidized by USFWS grant money.  This has been a concern of property rights advocates for many years because local county staff won’t question their orders from USFWS when their jobs depend on grant dollars from that federal agency.

    Another aspect of the gopher tax that has local observers concerned is the current plan for much of this money to be transferred to an out-of-state nonprofit organization.  Some of these gopher tax monies would stay in Thurston County, but it appears that after insiders get their cut, most of these funds would be sent to an out-of-state organization to manage local taxpayer-purchased land that could be set aside as bonus pocket gopher habitat.

    The Pocket Gopher – Endangered Animal or Convenient Excuse?

    The Thurston County Mazama pocket gopher was listed as a threatened species by the USFWS in April,  2014.  The listing process was controversial, and generated a lot of local citizen backlash as well as open ridicule by rural Thurston County residents directed at the Commissioners, USFWS, and others who championed the original listing process.  Most casual observers could see that something was very wrong in Thurston County.

    Protesting pocket gopher listing
    A pirate might know it is stealing, but Thurston County calls it a tax or a “fee.” It is all about the money.

    Pocket gophers are considered pest rodents throughout most of the United States where they live.  They are prolific and resilient creatures, often found in areas that have been heavily disturbed by agriculture or forestry efforts.  In fact, the two largest concentrations of pocket gophers in Thurston County were found at the Olympia Airport and the surrounding industrial park and at the nearby Fort Lewis Firing Range.  Interestingly, the very gophers who USFWS claims are threatened, thrive in the middle of the artillery impact range on a piece of land that has been repeatedly pulverized, destroyed, and burned for most of a century.  Now, both USFWS and the Thurston County planning department argue that building a home on 5 acres will so harm the gophers that a prospective homeowner must pay $42,000 for permission to apply for a home – maybe.

    Few observers accuse the USFWS of staying true to science or the facts when it comes to listing endangered species.  On the east side of Washington State, USFWS attempted to list the “White Bluffs Bladder Pod” as an endangered species certain that this plant was so rare that it justified land restrictions.  However, a local agricultural organization took samples of the “endangered” plant, conducted DNA tests, and determined that it was a very common weed found in many Western States.  USFWS still plans to list the plant as endangered regardless of the truth or science.  This wouldn’t be the first time USFWS has listed an animal on the Endangered Species list that wasn’t endangered.  In some cases, the listed animals haven’t even been proven to exist.

    The pocket gopher listing process has become just as silly.  No USFWS employee is willing to say how many of these endangered pocket gophers actually exist.  In fact, they tend to become angry if anyone dares ask.  Partly, this is because past population counts have proven to be wildly inaccurate.  Another reason government staff requires forced ignorance of the gopher population numbers is that it would lead to a logical question which they also refuse to answer – how many gophers do you need for them to no longer be considered threatened?  None dare even think these thoughts, at least not if you want the grant gravy train to continue.  Solving a real problem has never been the goal.

    Gophers can be killed, just not by humans
    Gophers are a natural part of the food chain, but Thurston County is the ultimate predator and plans to profit from the gopher tax they impose on new home owners.

    Interestingly enough, the DNA samples for this “endangered” gopher exist at the Washington State Department of Fish & Wildlife, but they refuse to allow an outside organization to take samples for an independant DNA test.  It is illegal for someone to trap a gopher and take independent samples – you could be arrested and get a criminal record like this guy.  Willful ignorance appears to be the order of the day in Thurston County and at the USFWS.  Science and the facts are entirely irrelevant.  The process is the point and the punishment.

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    Thurston County Invents $42,000 Gopher Tax for New …

    https://www.wethegoverned.com/thurstoncountyinvents42000gopher

    We the GovernedThurston County Invents $42,000 Gopher Tax for New Homeowners. March 1, 2016 Glen Morgan 2 Comments. The Thurston County Commissioners in collusion with the US Fish and Wildlife Service have ….. gallup poll results, they are here: http://www.gallup.com/poll/5392/trust-government.aspx.

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    Subject: County Gopher Tax??

    BRILLIANT! These greenies in Thurston County have outdone themselves here. Is this coming to all WA Counties in the future? Great article by our CAPR Director, Glen Morgan:

    Glen Morgan – Short Bio | We the Governed

    https://www.wethegoverned.com/glenmorgan-short-bio/

    Jan 10, 2016 – Glen Morgan was the Grassroots Director and the Property Rights Director … Alliance for Property Rights (CAPR) “for exemplary performance in …

    https://www.wethegoverned.com/thurston-county-invents-42000-gopher-tax-for-new-homeowners/

    You can all learn a LOT from Glen’s website at: www.wethegoverened.com

    Stevens County CAPR,Chapter 15
    Rene’ Holaday
    www.capr.us/STEVENS/
    email: mrromantico@earthlink.net…don’t send anything to: rholaday7@hughesnet.com -I never open it. 😉
    509-935-8377

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    Just asking? Just saying….

    MORE PETTY LARCENY IN WASHINGTON STATE?


  • Find Your Park? 1933 WA State CCC Camps

    Go Find Your Park

    GO FIND IT’S PAST…

    Things happen that should always be remembered

    OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK , HISTORIC CAMP ELWHA CCC Camp?

    You’ve never heard of it? (keep reading)

    Our elected representatives in WA DC need to be reminded of things that happened in WA State.

    1933-1942 The WA STATE Civilian Conservation Corps … (CCC)  had a paramount influence on the early development of OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK.

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    CCC Legacy History Center

    www.ccclegacy.org/CCC_History_Center.html

    The CCC Legacy History Center shares CCC history, archival information, and … CCC Camp Lists … Please send your CCC story to ccc@ccclegacy.org …

    11,400 MEN
    57 CAMPS
    38 ON NATIONAL FORESTS
    5 ON NATIONAL PARKS
    4 ON STATE FORESTS
    2 ON STATE PARKS
    8 ON PRIVATE LAND FORESTS

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    JUNE 10, 1933, CAMP ELWHA WAS ONE OF THE FIRST  CCC CAMPS ESTABLISHED ON THE NORTH OLYMPIC PENINSULA

    HISTORIC CAMP ELWHA? You’ve never heard of it?

    Things happen that should always be remembered?

    JUNE 10, 1933, THE PORT ANGELES EVENING NEWS (PAEN) DEVOTED HEADLINE SPACE AND SEVERAL COLUMNS TO DESCRIBING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE ELWHA CAMP, KNOWN AS F-17:

    F-17 935 5/21/1933 Seattle Port Angeles
    Project Co. Date Railroad Post Office Location

    Project F-17 Co. #935 CAMP ELWHA was located on a gently sloping hillside several hundred yards south of the present Elwha Ranger Station. It was one of the first CCC Camps established on the North Olympic Peninsula.

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    Posted on Go Find Your Park ONP History Camp Louella

    Robert Bulchis, Tour of Service at Camp Louella, near Sequim, began on 11/08/1933.

    F-60 937 11/5/1933 Port Townsend Sequim
    Project Co. Date Railroad Post Office Location

    Project E-60 CO. #937  CAMP LOUELLA was located near an old forest guard station overlooking a shallow valley between two low mountains which was drained by a small creek called Jimmy-Come-Lately Creek. at the head of the valley there was a considerable drop down to the Dungeness River.

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    After  over 40 hours of  researching on  the CCC Legacy in my park, the Olympic National Park, I have found the “KEY” for documenting  and identifying CCC CAMPS that I have been been searching for….

    CAMP LOUELLA has been identified as Project E-60 Company  #937, collaborated by

    The Biography of Robert Bulchis
    CCCMan, Company 937, Camp Easton, Wenatchee National Forest, Lake Cle Elum, Washington & Camp Louella, Sequim, Washington.

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    CCC Camp Lists – CCC Legacy

    www.ccclegacy.org/CCC_Camp_Lists.html

    CCC Legacy is a non-profit membership organization established to promote the heritage of the Civilian … CCC Legacy, www.ccclegacy.org. … CCC Camp Lists …

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    CCC Camp Lists – CCC Legacy

    www.ccclegacy.org/CCC_Camp_Lists.html
    1933-1942 As you begin your CCC research, it is important to get the feel for the fast paced movement of CCC/military companies across the nation. A camp was identified …
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    1933-1942 The information contained in these listings was taken from Strength Reports. At the end of each 6 month enrollment period, the status of the camps, locations, personnel and numbers were reported in the Strength Report. These lists are a compilation of information produced from the enrollment periods listed below.

    They list the following information:

    • Agency identification number (Project #), 
    • Military company,
    • Date the company established the camp,
    • Railroad depot used by the camp,
    • Post office address used by the camp,
    • And, when available the camp nickname and distance from the post office.  
    • Identification of the Nine Military used during the administration of the CCC’S 1933-1942

    THE NINTH MILITARY DISTRICT INCLUDED WASHINGTON STATE, OREGON, IDAHO, MONTANA, UTAH, NEVADA CALIFORNIA, AND YELLOWSTONE PARK. 

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    CCC Camp Lists – CCC Legacy

    Historic Index of Camp Listings by State

    1933-1942 CCC CAMPS IN WA STATE

    Project Co. Date Railroad Post Office Location
    BR-58 208 6/3/1938 Sunnyside Sunnyside 3 mi S
    SP-13 219 11/1/1939 Skamania Skamania Beacon Rock 2 mi E
    NP-5 219 5/17/1940 Enumclaw Enumclaw White River 43 mi SE
    Navy-1 231 11/3/1935 Seattle Bremerton Ostrich Bay 5 mi N
    F-9 236 6/20/1933 Petores Masama
    F-11 246 6/20/1933 Chelan Chelan
    Army-1 252 8/1/1935 Ft. Lewis Ft. Lewis At-R.H.
    NP-1 252 6/30/1938 Ashford Longmire Tohoma Creek 9 mi E
    NP-7 252 4/15/1940 Morton Packwood Packwood 38 mi SE
    SP-3 266 6/18/1933 Oak Harbor Oak Harbor Deception Pass 14 mi NE
    NP-2 266 6/20/1935 Ashford Longmire Marada 22 mi E
    NP-9 293 4/19/1938 Pt. Angeles Pt. Angeles Elwha 13 mi SW
    NP-5 294 6/1/1936 Enumclaw Enumclaw White River 45 mi SE
    SCS-3 545 10/25/1935 Dayton Dayton 1 mi E
    SCS-5 546 10/25/1935 Pomeroy Pomeroy Garfield .5 mi W
    SCS-2 554 10/2/1937 Pullman Pullman 5 mi E
    P-203 562 8/21/1941 Lyman Lyman
    BR-42 572 5/15/1936 Naches Naches Clear Creek 38 mi W
    F-38 602 5/22/1933 Bingen Guler
    F-62 602 4/26/1934 Meyers Falls Meyers Falls
    F-37 603 5/22/1933 Carson Carson
    F-41 604 5/22/1933 White Salmon Guler
    F-43 605 5/22/1933 Stevenson Carson
    F-63 605 4/26/1934 Republic Republic
    P-61 608 9/28/1933 Vancouver Bks Vancouver Bks
    P-61 610 9/26/1933 Vancouver Bks Vancouver Bks
    F-2 610 5/30/1934 Metaline Falls Metaline Falls
    P-219 611 6/25/1933 Washugal Washugal
    SP-10 611 5/2/1934 Ft. George Wright Ft. George Wright
    F-35 697 6/15/1933 Morton Brandle
    NP-1 930 5/15/1933 Ashford Longmire Marada 22 mi E
    F-29 931 5/18/1933 Leavenworth Leavenworth
    F-87 931 5/2/1935 Pomeroy Pomeroy Toeamon 25 mi S
    F-27 932 5/16/1933 Naches Naches
    F-70 932 5/11/1934 Naches Cliffdale 23 mi S
    F-34 933 5/16/1933 Morton Morton
    NP-6 933 5/28/1935 Morton Packwood Chanapecoah Hot Springs 50 mi E
    F-15 934 5/19/1933 Darrington Darrington 1 mi S
    F-8 935 5/20/1933 Petores Winthrop
    F-17 935 5/21/1933 Seattle Port Angeles
    SP-11 935 5/11/1934 Kent Zenith Salt Water 4 mi E
    F-74 936 5/11/1934 Hoquiam Humptulips Hoquiam 30 mi N
    F-32 937 5/21/1933 Roslyn Roslyn
    F-60 937 11/5/1933 Port Townsend Sequin
    P-220 937 10/24/1934 Port Angeles Port Angeles Twin 30 mi SW
    Army-7 937 7/1/1935 Port Townsend Port Townsend Cape George At-R.H.
    P-220 937 6/30/1938 Port Angeles Port Angeles Twon 29 mi W
    P-223 937 10/10/1938 Doty Doty At-R.H.
    F-1 938 5/16/1933 Metaline Falls Metaline Falls
    S-234 938 4/9/1934 Hoquism Clearwater
    NP-? 938 6/27/1935 Ashford Longmire St. Andrews Creek 21 mi E
    F-20 938 4/22/1936 Shelton Hoodsport Lake Cushman 18 mi N
    SP-6 938 12/18/1937 Olympia Olympia Millersylvania 10 mi S
    P-40 944 5/15/1933 Stevenson Stebler
    F-43 944 4/11/1934 Stevenson Carson Hemlock 14 mi N
    P-39 945 5/19/1933 Yacolt Yacolt
    F-38 945 5/23/1934 White Salmon Guler
    F-55 945 10/13/1934 Stevenson Stevenson Rock Creek 4 mi NE
    SCS-8 945 10/22/1934 Goldendale Goldendale 1 mi NE
    F-19 946 5/21/1933 Seattle Quilcene
    NP-6 946 5/10/1934 Ashford Longmire
    F-19 946 10/18/1934 Port Townsend Quilcene Quilcene 25 mi SW
    F-20 947 5/21/1933 Shelton Hoodsport
    F-65 947 5/3/1934 Pateros Carlton Gold Creek 33 mi NW
    F-65 947 4/30/1935 Carlton Carlton Gold Creek 6 mi NW
    SP-1 947 7/12/1938 Orcas Olga Moran 14 mi W
    F-7 948 5/24/1933 Tomasket Tomasket
    SP-4 948 11/2/1933 Anacortes Anacortes
    NP-3 948 5/8/1935 Fairfax Fairfax Carbon River 12 mi E
    F-2 949 5/18/1933 Ruby Ruby
    SP-7 949 10/12/1933 Ft. George Wright Ft. George Wright Seven Mile 4 mi S
    F-10 950 5/22/1933 Pateros Pateros
    F-1 950 4/9/1934 Metaline Metaline
    F-82 950 6/3/1935 Orient Orient Pierre Lake 8 mi SW
    F-62 950 10/7/1939 Meyers Falls Kettle Falls Growden 18 mi W
    F-5 951 5/20/1933 Tomisbet Tomisbet
    F-13 951 5/7/1934 Rockport Marblemount
    P-203 951 10/18/1934 Lyman Lyman At-R.H.
    NP-1 961 4/28/1936 Ashford Longmire
    F-21 982 5/20/1933 Hequiam Hequiam
    P-205 982 10/13/1933 Kalama Kalama 8 mi W
    F-25 983 5/23/1933 Mineral Mineral
    F-29 983 4/28/1935 Leavenworth Leavenworth Icicle 5 mi SE
    NP-5 984 4/16/1934 Enumclaw Enumclaw White River 43 mi NE
    F-6 994 5/25/1933 Orient Orient
    NP-6 1209 5/9/1938 Packwood Longmire Chanapecosh Hot Springs 49 mi NE
    F-26 1228 6/18/1933 Naches Naches
    P-5 1229 6/19/1933 Enumclaw Enumclaw
    NP-6 1229 4/9/1934 Morton Packwood
    F-63 1229 4/15/1935 Republic Republic McMann Creek 10 mi SE
    F-51 1230 6/19/1933 Winton Leavenworth
    F-76 1230 4/8/1934 Roslyn Roslyn
    NP-4 1231 6/18/1933 Ashford Longmire
    P-2 1232 6/18/1933 Ashford Longmire
    SP-6 1232 10/26/1933 Olympia Olympia Millersylvania 12 mi SE
    SP-1 1233 11/13/1933 Olga Olga Moran 3 mi NW
    S-232 1234 6/20/1933 Yakima Wiley City
    SP-10 1238 5/20/1935 Colbert Colbert
    NP-207 1265 6/19/1933 Colville Colville
    P-215 1271 6/19/1933 Cusick Cusick
    SCS-12 1271 1/6/1939 Montesano Montesano
    BR-50 1297 5/17/1940 Easton Easton Kachess 15 mi NW
    NP-1 1302 10/24/1933 Bremerton Bremerton
    NP-2 1303 5/10/1934 Ashford Longmire
    P-215 1304 4/9/1934 Omsick Omsick
    SCS-2 1312 5/14/1934 Moscow, Idaho Moscow, Idaho
    P-213 1456 10/16/1937 Kelso Kelso Cathlamet 26 mi NW
    F-40 1456 8/21/1941 Stevenson Carson Hemlock 14 mi N
    S-223 1622 6/15/1933 LaGrand LaGrand
    P-212 1624 6/16/1933 Ryderwood Ryderwood
    F-101 1624 6/10/1935 Metaline Metaline Gypsy Meadows 16 mi E
    P-209 1626 6/15/1933 Shelton Shelton
    P-205 1627 6/15/1933 Seattle Port Townsend
    BR-50 1627 5/1/1936 Easton Easton Kachess 15 mi NW
    P-213 1628 1/13/1936 Kelso Kelson
    F-23 1629 6/15/1933 Lester Lester
    F-12 1630 6/26/1933 Bellingham Glacier
    F-24 1631 6/16/1933 Enumclaw Enumclaw
    F-62 1631 5/12/1936 Meyers Falls Kettle Falls Growden 18 mi W
    F-16 1632 6/26/1933 Seattle Port Angeles
    F-3 1632 11/6/1933 Chehalis Doty
    SP-3 1633 6/15/1933 Enumclaw Enumclaw
    SP-2 1633 11/26/1934 Winlock Winlock Lewis Clarke 10 mi E
    NP-6 1633 5/11/1936 Morton Packwood Chanapecoah Hot Springs 50 mi NE
    P-205 1634 6/16/1933 Lyman Lyman
    F-22 1635 -V 6/25/1933 Skykomish Skykomish 1 mi from camp
    NP-3 1635 -V 5/15/1934 Fairfax Fairfax
    F-13 1636 -V 6/16/1933 Rockport Rockport
    F-33 1638 6/26/1933 Wanatchee Wanatchee
    P-210 1638 11/13/1933 Seattle Belfair
    F-33 1639 6/25/1933 Morton Morton
    P-214 1640 6/16/1933 Butice Raymond
    P-220 1640 1/13/1936 Port Angeles Port Angeles Twin 30 mi W
    S-220 1641 6/21/1933 Yacolt Yacolt
    F-100 1641 4/30/1934 Ruby Ione
    SP-1 1647 1/13/1936 Olga Olga Moran 3 mi NW
    F-28 1650 5/12/1936 Naches Naches Tieton 23 mi W
    BR-42 1690 1/13/1936 Coulee Coulee Columbia 28 mi NE
    F-4 1745 6/19/1933 Boyda Boyda
    F-23 1745 10/27/1933 Lester Lester
    SCS-4 1761 1/15/1936 Walla Walla Walla Walla 5 mi E
    S-230 1923 -V 6/28/1933 Sultan Sultan 1 mi W
    F-85 1923 -V 12/2/1941 North Bend North Bend 4 mi N
    F-76 1925 -V 5/1/1935 Cleklum Roslyn Lake Cleklum at R.H.
    SCS-3 2519 6/30/1935 Dayton Dayton 1 mi E
    SCS-4 2520 6/10/1935 Walla Walla Walla Walla 5 mi E
    SCS-5 2521 6/10/1935 Pomeroy Pomeroy Garfield .5 mi W
    P-203 2609 1/13/1936 Lyman Lyman At-R.H.
    P-217 2642 6/14/1935 Vancouver Bks Vancouver Bks Washougal 34 mi E
    SP-13 2643 6/4/1935 Skamania Skamania Beacon Rock 2 mi W
    Army-4 2644 6/7/1935 Vancouver Bks Vancouver Bonneville 15 mi S
    Army-5 2645 6/25/1935 South Bend South Bend
    SCS-6 2649 6/27/1935 Yakima Yakima Soda Springs 33 mi SE
    SCS-8 2650 1/27/1935 Goldenfale Goldendale 1 mi NE
    Navy-1 2911 10/24/1933 Bremerton Bremerton Ostrich Bay 4 mi N
    F-65 2911 7/2/1935 North Bend North Bend 4 mi S
    NP-1 2912 5/6/1935 Ashford Longmire, Tahama Creek 9 mi E (Mt. Rainier)
    S-237 2913 4/22/1935 Valley Valley 2 mi E
    F-80 2913 10/23/1935 Thorp Thorp Taneum 11 mi NW
    SCS-2 2914 6/18/1935 Pullman Pullman 5 mi W
    F-12 2915 11/2/1934 Bellingham Bellingham Glacier 35 mi W
    F-16 2916 10/22/1934 Port Angeles Port Angeles Snider Ranger Station 50 mi SW
    P-201 2917 10/19/1934 Orting Electron
    AF-2 2917 8/21/1941 Ft. Lewis Dupont Dupont .5 mi W
    F-8 2918 5/4/1935 Pateros Pateros Boulder 65 mi N
    F-79 2918 6/28/1936 Okanogan Okanogan 25 mi NW
    F-33 2919 10/28/1934 Morton Packwood Packwood 38 mi NE
    F-34 2919 10/24/1935 Morton Randle Lower Cispus 31 mi E
    F-1 2920 4/15/1935 Metaline Falls Metaline Falls Sullivan Lake 6 mi SE
    F-13 2929 6/18/1935 Rockport Rockport Shagit 13 mi NE
    P-219 2929 4/28/1936 Rainier Rainier 2 mi W
    Navy-2 2935 -V 6/13/1935 Seattle Seattle Sand Point 12 mi NE
    SP-6 2935 -V 5/17/1936 Olympia Olympia Millersylvania 12 mi SE
    P-215 2936 -V 6/13/1935 Usk Usk .5 mi S
    Army-3 2941 8/1/1935 Ft. Lewis Ft. Lewis Roy 18 mi SE
    NP-2 2941 6/30/1938 Ashford Longmire Marada 22 mi E
    NP-1 2941 10/12/1938 Longmire Longmire Sunshine Point 7 mi W
    SCS-6 2942 8/12/1935 Yakima Yakima Soda Springs 33 mi SW
    SCS-11 2942 9/l/39 Waterville Waterville .5 mi N
    SCS-7 2944 8/21/1935 Cashmere Cashmere Mission Creek 8 mi SW
    F-38 2945 5/5/1936 White Salmon Gular Twin Buttes 53 mi N
    Army-6 2946 6/21/1935 Vancouver Bks Bancouver Bks Kill Pack 15 mi NE
    SP-15 3224 4/12/1936 Beverly Beverly Gingko Petrified Forest 9 mi N
    NP-5 3224 5/16/1938 Enumclaw Enumclaw White River 45 mi SE
    SCS-9 3224 10/31/1938 Snohomish Snohomish Camp Roosevelt 4 mi SE
    Army-5 3225 4/13/1936 South Bend South Bend Canby 40 mi S
    F-55 3267 10/11/1937 Carlton Carlton Gold Creek 6 mi NW
    F-8 3267 6/21/1940 Pateros Winthrop Boulder 65 mi NW
    SCS-10 3276 7/20/1939 Davenport Davenport Anderson 1 mi NE
    BR-66 3278 7/22/1938 Naches Cowiche Quinalult 43 mi N
    NP-10 3569 8/20/1941 Hoquiam Quinault Quinault 43 mi N
    P-205 3692 7/14/1938 Lyman Lyman East Skagit County
    F-77 3693 7/14/1938 Chelan Chelan Twenty-Five Mile Creek 25 mi NW
    F-78 3694 10/1/1938 Entiat Entiat 23 mi NW
    NP-6 3780 6/1/1937 Enumclaw Enumclaw White River
    F-20 4259 6/12/1935 Shelton Shelton Lake Cushman 18 mi NW
    F-25 4260 6/12/1935 Mineral Minearal 6 mi W
    F-28 4261 6/21/1935 Naches Naches Tieton 23 mi W
    F-77 4262 6/13/1935 Chelan Chelan Twenty-Five Mile Creek 23 mi NW
    F-78 4263 6/13/1935 Entiat Entiat 23 mi NW
    F-79 4264 6/17/1935 Okanogan Conconolly 25 mi NW
    F-80 4265 6/11/1935 Thorp Thorp Taneum 11 mi NW
    P-213 4267 6/26/1935 Kelso Cathamet Wahkiakum 27 mi NW
    P-219 4268 6/13/1935 Rainier Rainier 2 mi S
    SP-4 4269 6/11/1935 Anacortes Anacortes Rosario Beach 7 mi E
    SP-18 4270 6/10/1935 Bremerton Belfair Twanch 22 mi S
    SP-15 4271 6/12/1935 Beverly Beverly Gingko Petrified Forest 9 mi SE
    SP-16 4272 6/15/1935 Winton Leavenworth Wenatchee Lake 12 mi S
    Army-3 4274 6/18/1935 Dupont Ft. Lewis 2 mi W
    Army-4 4276 6/14/1935 Port Townsend Port Townsend Ft. Worden 2 mi N
    P-223 4277 6/12/1935 Doty Doty At-R.H.
    SCS-7 4279 6/12/1935 Cashmere Cashmere Mission Creek 8 mi SW
    F-102 4281 6/13/1935 Priest River, Idaho Priest River, Idaho Kalispell Creek 38 mi N
    NP-2 4728 6/21/1937 Ashford Longmire Marada 22 mi E
    BR-49 4752 6/12/1937 Naches Naches Clear Creek 38 mi W
    P-213 4766 10/13/1936 Kelso Cathlamet Cathlamet 26 mi NW
    P-220 4767 10/15/1936 Port Angeles Port Angeles Twin 29 mi W
    SP-1 4768 10/15/1936 Orcas Olga Moran 14 mi W
    F-28 4769 10/14/1936 Yakima Naches Tieton 32 mi NW
    P-203 4770 10/16/1936 Lyman Lyman At-R.H.
    P-60 4771 10/16/1936 Thorp Thorp Taneum 11 mi NW
    F-13 4772 10/16/1936 Rocksport Rocksport Skagit 13 mi NE
    F-77 4773 10/17/1936 Chelan Chelan Twenty-Five Mile Creek 25 mi NW
    F-39 4774 10/18/1936 Vancouver Bks Yacolt Sunset 37 mi NE
    NP-1 4786 5/10/1937 Ashford Longmire Tahoma Creek 9 mi E
    F-62 4799 10/16/1936 Meyers Falls Meyers Falls Growden 16 mi W
    SCS-12 5457 8/23/1941 Montesano Montesano 1 mi W
    F-89 5481 6/6/1938 White Salmon Trout Lake Skamania 40 mi N
    F-39 5481 10/13/1939 Vancouver Bks Yacolt Sunset 37 mi NE
    BR-58 5481 6/26/1941 Sunnyside Sunnyside 3 mi S
    F-1 5703 8/17/1941 Metaline Falls Metaline Falls Sullivan Lake 6 mi N
    SP-13 5709 10/18/1936 Skamania Skamania Beacon Rock 2 mi E
    NP-5 5710 6/16/1937 Packwood Packwood Chanapecosh Hot Springs 49 mi NE
    NP-8 6414 8/23/1941 Ashford Ashford Sunshine Point 81 mi E
    P-223 6419 7/12/1940 Doty Doty At-R.H.
    P-208 6420 7/12/1940 Elma Elma 2 mi N
    SCS-11 6435 7/26/1940 Waterville Waterville .5 mi N
    F-29 6436 7/26/1940 Leavenworth Leavenworth Icicle 5 mi SE
    F-77 6437 10/27/1941 Chelan Chelan Twenty-Four Mile Creek 23 mi NW
    P-219 6438 7/26/1940 Rainier Rainier 2 mi W
    F-16 6439 7/26/1940 Darrington Darrington 2 mi S
    BR-66 6459 10/24/1941 Naches Cowiche Cowiche 6 mi

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    The research needed to find the KEY for identifying  WA State Historic CCC CAMPS was found on line in this order.

    Olympic NP: Historic Resource Study (Chapter 5)

    www.nps.gov/parkhistory/online…/hrs/chap5.htm
    National Park Service Oct 1, 2009 – Three of these programs had a paramount influence on the early development of Olympic National Park: The Civilian Conservation Corps …National Park Service
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    Robert Bulchis – James F. Justin Museum

    www.justinmuseum.com/oralbio/bulchisbio.html

    Biography of Robert Bulchis THE LOUELLA CCC CAMP NEAR SEQUIM,
    CCCMan, Company 937, Camp Easton, Wenatchee National Forest, Lake Cle Elum, Washington & Camp Louella, Sequim, Washington

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    JAMES F. JUSTIN CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS MUSEUM

    Unit Rosters and History Collection

    General Information Regional Information Company Rosters Camp Histories Company Histories Project Histories rights reserved.

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    Find Your Park – Centennial (U.S. National Park Service)

    GO FIND IT’S PAST…

    Things happen that should always be remembered?

    Our elected representatives in WA DC need to be reminded of CCC things that happened in WA State.


  • Go Find Your Park? Come Fix My Road?

    Go Find Your Park? Come Fix My Road?

    My park is the Olympic National Park.
    My road is the Olympic Hot Springs Road.

    FROM NOV 17, 2015, TO JAN 28, 2016

    THE OLYMPIC HOT SPRINGS ROAD HAS BEEN CLOSED AT THE PARK BOUNDARY TO MOTOR … THE ROAD AND ALL AREAS BEYOND THE WASHOUT HAVE BEEN CLOSED TO ALL PUBLIC ENTRY INTO THE OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK.

    THERE IS NO ESTABLISHED TIMELINE YET FOR REPAIRS OR REOPENING DAMAGED ELWHA ROADS AND CAMPGROUNDS.

    JUST SAYING…A Look at the Decline in NATIONAL PARK VISITATION IN 2013? This decline was PRIMARILY DUE TO SEVERAL LENGTHY WEATHER-RELATED ROAD CLOSURES …

    PDF]2013 National Park Visitor Spending Effects Economic …

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    THE MASSIVE PROBLEM, ACCESS DENIED TO ALL,  STARTED on Nov 17, 2015, as reported, by spokeswoman for the park, the Olympic National Park Barb Maynes said over the weekend…… “Other areas in the [Elwha] valley have seen damage — extensive damage,” “Park staff is still assessing the damages,” Maynes said…

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    NOV 17, 2015 MAYNES SAID THERE IS NO ESTABLISHED TIMELINE YET FOR REPAIRS OR REOPENING DAMAGED ELWHA ROADS AND CAMPGROUNDS.

    AND, NOV 17, 2015 OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK SUPERINTENDENT SARAH CREACHBAUM SAID, WELL? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING

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    NOV 21, 2015 COME FIX MY ROAD? WE REQUESTED A TIMELINE FOR REPAIRING AND REOPENING DAMAGED ELWHA ROADS AND CAMPGROUNDS FROM THE OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK.

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    NOV 22, 2015 IT WAS REPORTED A WEEK AFTER THE FACT, IN THE LOCAL NEWSPAPER.

    Elwha River claims section of road with massive washout …

    ( I THOUGHT THE NEWS MEDIA WAS HOW WA DC POLITICIANS FOUND OUT ABOUT MASSIVE PROBLEMS) My elected WA DC Representative are, Rep. Derek Kilmer (a local son) , Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell

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    DEC 12, 2015 NO RESPONSE TO COME FIX MY ROAD FROM OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK

    DEC 12, 2015 THERE IS NO ESTABLISHED TIMELINE YET FOR REPAIRS OR REOPENING DAMAGED ELWHA ROADS AND CAMPGROUNDS.

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    DEC 12, 2015 COME FIX MY ROAD REQUEST TO MY WA DC ELECTED REPS

    Behind My Back | ONP All Access Denied

    www.behindmyback.org/2015/12/12/onp-all-access-denied/
    Dec 12, 2015 – ONP ACCESS DENIED TO ALL CITIZENS – PUBLIC LAND – 320 million, … the full text of this 1430 word comment is on behindmyback.org.
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    JAN 19, 2016 STILL, NO RESPONSE TO COME FIX MY ROAD FROM OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK OR FROM MY ELECTED WA DC REPRESENTATIVE  Rep. Derek Kilmer (a local son) , Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell

    JAN 19, 2016 THERE IS STILL NO ESTABLISHED TIMELINE YET FOR REPAIRS OR REOPENING DAMAGED ELWHA ROADS AND CAMPGROUNDS.
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    Behind My Back | The Promised Land Olympic National Park

    www.behindmyback.org/…/the-promised-land-olympic-national-park/
    JAN 19, 2016 – The Promised Land Olympic National Park Sept. 30, 1937 President … www.behindmyback.org/2014/01/27/part–1–wow-a-war-on-wild/. Jan 27 …
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    JAN 28, 2016

    GO FIND YOUR PARK? COME FIX MY ROAD?

    POST IT,  JUST ASKING… AGAIN….

    WHEN ARE “THE FEDS” GOING TO COME AND FIX OUR/MY OLYMPIC HOT SPRINGS ROAD?

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    JAN 28, 2016 THERE IS STILL, ZERO RESPONSE TO COME FIX MY ROAD FROM OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK OR MY ELECTED WA DC REPRESENTATIVE. AND, OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK SUPERINTENDENT SARAH CREACHBAUM STILL HAS SAID ABSOLUTELY NOTHING

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    JAN 28, 2016 THERE IS STILL NO ESTABLISHED TIMELINE YET FOR REPAIRS OR REOPENING DAMAGED ELWHA ROADS AND CAMPGROUNDS.

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    JAN 28, 2016 THE OLYMPIC HOT SPRINGS ROAD IS STILL CLOSED AT THE PARK BOUNDARY TO MOTOR … THE ROAD AND ALL AREAS BEYOND THE WASHOUT ARE STILL CLOSED TO ALL PUBLIC ENTRY.
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    INDEED, in 2016, THIS ACCESS  DENIED TO ALL INCLUDES  320 million Americans, plus all access denied to approximately 3.24 million recreational visitors to Olympic National Park in 2014.

    MASSIVE ACCESS DENIED PROBLEM FOR 323,240,000 MILLION PEOPLE

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    JUST SAYING…A Look at the Decline in NATIONAL PARK VISITATION IN 2013? This decline was PRIMARILY DUE TO SEVERAL LENGTHY WEATHER-RELATED ROAD CLOSURES during the first three months of 2013.

    PDF]2013 National Park Visitor Spending Effects Economic …

    HOW WILL ALL ACCESS DENIED TO ALL, ON THE LENGTHY WEATHER-RELATED ROAD CLOSURE OF THE OLYMPIC HOT SPRING ROAD

    AFFECT WA STATE ECONOMY?

    HOW WILL IT AFFECT OUR LOCAL ECONOMIES?

    WILL THERE BE A DECLINE IN OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK RECREATIONAL VISITATION?

    2013 CONTRIBUTION OF ALL VISITOR SPENDING
    PARK UNIT OLYMPIC National Park
    TOTAL RECREATION VISITS 3,085,340
    TOTAL VISITOR SPENDING $245,894.1
    JOBS 2,993
    LABOR INCOME $113,577.4
    VALUE ADDED ($000S) $208,011.7
    OUTPUT ($000S) $323,766.2
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    JAN 28, 2016 WHILE “THE FEDS” AND OUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES CONTINUE TO DITHER…
    TIMES A WASTING
    JAN 28, 2016 THERE IS NO STILL NO ESTABLISHED TIMELINE YET FOR REPAIRS OR REOPENING DAMAGED ELWHA ROADS AND CAMPGROUNDS.

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    THE RECREATIONAL TOURISTS ARE COMING
    NONE OF US CAN GET THERE FROM HERE
    UNTIL THE FEDS COME AND FIX OUR/MY ROAD….
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    PDF]2013 National Park Visitor Spending Effects Economic …

    www.nature.nps.gov/…/NPSVSE2013_final_nrss.p…
    National Park Service
    labor income, $15.6 billion in value added, and $26.5 billion in output. The lodging sector … Spending by NPS visitors generates and supports a considerable amount of economic activity ….. Spending opportunities near Alaska parks are limited and for many visitors a park visit is part of a cruise or ….. $7,177.7. Olympic NP.
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    read more here…

    Elwha River claims section of road with massive washout …

    www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/…/31123998…
    Peninsula Daily News
    Nov 22, 2015 – When the water receded, Olympic National Park officials discovered the water had washed out a 60-foot-long section of Olympic Hot Springs …


  • Olympia WA Has Gone Anti-Gun Crazy

    The Truth of the Day….

    THE COMMON TRUTH BLOG  is dedicated to speaking the truth on subjects we see every day; common  things. Common Truth. Many of us know it, some do not, yet; as the banner page says, “We hold these truths to be self-evident”. They speak for themselves for they come from within us, not from the media, not from politicians but from the common sense within. Thus, The Common truth.

     

    It’s the first week of the new 2016 legislative session in Olympia WA and the anti-gun politicians have wasted no time in sending out a series of bills designed to impact over two million law abiding gun owners. It seems irrelevant to them that the Washington State Constitution says “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be impaired” even though they have all sworn to protect and defend that constitution. It is irrelevant to them that Washington State does not have a gun problem and has one of the lowest gun homicide rates in the nation. So what is relevant to them?

    Perhaps it is owing to the well-funded anti-gun pressure from billionaires like Michael Bloomberg and Nick Hanauer. There is no quicker way to get your agenda out in the limelight than to fund campaigns. Every town for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action are well funded. It is no secret that many of these politicians are literally card carrying members of these organizations.

    The saddest part of this is that none of the bills they advocate will prevent criminal homicides. In fact, several may also cause an increase by disarming people and setting up target areas for the criminal elements to prey on defenseless victims. Just remember, it is already a felony to use a gun in the commission of a crime so how they expect making it a felony to be a law abiding gun owner to reduce gun crime is ludicrous.

    They are very good at ignoring the facts but I will present them once again so that you are informed and can take action. In Washington State, there were 118 gun homicides in 2014. There were 548 traffic fatalities. So if you get in a car, you are almost 5 times as likely to be killed in that car as by a gun. You are 4 times as likely to die from the flu. In fact, you are over 100X as likely to die from medical malpractice so don’t worry about the gun owner; fear your doctor.

    What are these bills they propose, what do they mean and how do they affect you is as follows:

    HB 2354 (“assault weapon” ban) – The most onerous of all, this bill would ban anything that looks scary and is no more powerful (less so) than a bolt action hunting rifle. It also limits magazine capacity so that if you did have to defend yourself, you better be a good shot. How many times have we seen trained policemen empty their firearms to stop a criminal and that’s just one assailant? There is also no corresponding data that says these weapons are used in crimes.

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    HB 2372 (Firearm destruction) – This bill is about allowing the destruction of firearms taken from those in the commission of a crime. It goes a step further however; in that they can destroy your firearms if ou are accused of a crime. Too bad if you are found innocent; your property has been destroyed.

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    HB 2374 (Ammo tax) – This one charges a .05 per round tax on every round of ammunition sold in WA State. How that prevent crime is beyond me and all I see is local business harmed as people now purchase from out of state. Maybe if they really need the fund, they should charge a penalty every time an anti-gun politician tells a lie. We would rake in millions.

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    HB 2460 (making it unlawful to carry in public) – This one is deadly serious. It not only nullifies WA States open carry but makes it criminal to conceal carry even with a permit in a variety of places. Effectively, it designates a boatload of “GUN FREE ZONES ” which we know are target areas for criminals. This will without a doubt, create additional deaths as people who obey the law become targets.

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    HB 1747 and companion SB 5789 (Firearm storage) – Now they want to be in your home and require your guns be locked up. Not a bad idea if you have little children as you want to keep them out of reach, but locked away means asking an intruder to wait while you go open your gun safe. This was on the agenda last year and we effectively killed the bill.

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    HB 1857 Concerning extreme risk protective orders. – This doozy allows any family member or law enforcement with a grudge to say you are a danger or made a threat (verbal) in the last six months and you lose your gun rights. No proof needed and no other action because if you were a threat, shouldn’t something more be done? This too was a carryover that took quite a fight and the aid of the ACLU, NRA and various rights activists.

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    In short, yes; they are coming to take your guns but only if you let them. I urge you to use the 1-800 number below and tell them each bill number and that you oppose it. Also, each bill above is hyperlinked so that you can comment directly. If you value your rights, do this today and hold them accountable.

    Legislative Hotline – 1-800-562-6000

    They will ask your name, address and telephone and which bills you wish to comment. That in turn goes to your 3 WA State reps.

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    As an American Citizen I support the Second Amendment Constitutional Right for  “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be impaired”

    If you value your right to bear arms…

    IF YOU ARE AGAINST MORE GUN CONTROL….

    Remember, Silence implies consent. Let your voice be heard.

    My website is my voice… against more GUN CONTROL.

    Below is an email comment I received.

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    Subject: Gun Control -For Jay Inslee by Rene Holaday

    Governor Inslee,

    Because I am not one of your “yes men”, I’m going to share a different point of view with you that you won’t get from your immediate circle of influence.
    When you were sworn into office, did you not take the oath of office, in which you were sworn to uphold both the US and WA State Constitution? Did you swear to that oath, or was that just a lie in your own mind? A person who dos not swear to uphold the Constitution is flat out NOT ALLOWED to take an elected office representing the people. Why is that? Let me tell you why; the Constitution is the SUPREME LAW OF THE LAND. The oath of office simply guarantees that you will follow the laws as they are currently written. If you do not uphold the law, then that makes you a criminal or engaging in criminal practices. Attempting to infringe upon the 2nd amendment at all is against the law.
    In response to this appalling letter of yours (below), let me remind you that you have zero authority that is above the 2nd Amendment of the Supreme Law of the Land. I am so appalled by your clear disconnect from the people of WA State that you are supposed to be representing. You are not allowed to gut the 2nd Amendment, and for trying, you should be recalled for violation of your oath of office. Not everybody agrees with your idea that “the people” should have no way to defend themselves, while government and law enforcement are beefing up their own arsenals. Are you planning to dismantle all weaponry the State holds or just that of the people?? I’m sure you still want law enforcement to have full access to their weapons right?
    The point is that you must uphold the law, and for trying so hard to undermine it, you should be recalled. Lawlessness by elected officials will not be tolerated. You are subject to the laws as they are written-period.
    People are at least 5 times more likely to be killed by a car than they are a gun, yet I have seen no letter from you demanding that cars be restricted in a concern for public health…?? Iatrogenics is still the #1 killer in the nation, so you had also better alert people to poor medical practices as well. Funny thing though- you could actually care less about public health, and you seek only to remove people’s ability to defend themselves by gutting the 2nd Amendment.
    We won’t stand for it Mr. Inslee and we would be happy to elect or appoint your replacement who will uphold their oath of office.

    One of the many hundreds of thousands, if not millions, that you are failing to represent in WA State,

    Rene’ Holaday
    Chewelah, WA


  • HB 2589 Woman’s Right to Bathroom Privacy

    HB 2589 Act for Woman’s Right to Bathroom Privacy

    A WA State ACT Relating to allowing the use of gender-segregated facilities; and AMENDING RCW 49.60.030.

    This Act provides and protects Woman/girls Right to Bathroom Privacy.

    Read first time 01/15/16. Referred to Committee on Judiciary

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    I am pleased to see that SEVERAL of our WA State elected representatives have taken responsibility for nullifying the WA State Bathroom Rule Chapter 162-32-010 WAC THAT TOOK EFFECT DEC. 26, 2015 and have taken an expeditious and appropriate legal action under HB 2589 to amend RCW 49.60.030.

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    Please call or email your elected WA State representatives and ask them to support HB 2589

    This Act provides and protects Woman/girls Right to Bathroom Privacy.
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    H-3300.2
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    HOUSE BILL 2589
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    State of Washington 64th Legislature 2016 Regular Session

    By Representatives G. Hunt, Short, Van Werven, Rodne, McCabe, Taylor, Holy, Manweller, Shea, Walsh, Scott, Muri, Smith, Schmick, Harmsworth, McCaslin, Kochmar, Condotta, MacEwen, Buys, Griffey, Wilson, Pike, Young, Klippert, Hawkins, Haler, Kretz, Wilcox, Zeiger, Dent, Hargrove, Hickel, Stambaugh, Caldier, Hayes, and Parker

    Read first time 01/15/16. Referred to Committee on Judiciary

    AN ACT Relating to allowing the use of gender-segregated facilities; and AMENDING RCW 49.60.030.

    BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
    Sec. 1. RCW 49.60.030 and 2009 c 164 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

    The bottom line… full text below

    (4) Nothing in this chapter prohibits a public or private entity
    from limiting access to a private facility segregated by gender, such
    as a bathroom, restroom, toilet, shower, locker room, or sauna, to a
    person if the person is preoperative, nonoperative, or otherwise has
    genitalia of a different gender from that for which the facility is
    segregated. Nothing in this chapter grants any right to a person to
    access a private facility segregated by gender, such as a bathroom,
    restroom, toilet, shower, locker room, or sauna, of a public or
    private entity if the person is preoperative, nonoperative, or
    otherwise has genitalia of a different gender from that for which the
    facility is segregated.

    (5) Nothing in this section prevents a minor child or a person
    with a disability from entering a facility segregated by gender when
    the child or person is a different gender from the gender for which
    the facility is segregated if: (a) A parent, guardian, supervisor, or
    caretaker is escorting the minor child or the person with a
    disability to or from the facility, (b) the child or person is under
    the custody, control, supervision, or care of the parent, guardian,
    supervisor, or caretaker, and (c) the gender of the parent, guardian,
    supervisor, or caretaker is the same as the gender for which the
    facility is segregated.26
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    full text

    Read first time 01/15/16. Referred to Committee on Judiciary. p. 1
    AN ACT Relating to allowing the use of gender-segregated facilities; and amending RCW 49.60.030.

    BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
    Sec. 1. RCW 49.60.030 and 2009 c 164 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

    (1) The right to be free from discrimination because of race,6creed, color, national origin, sex, honorably discharged veteran or7military status, sexual orientation, or the presence of any sensory,8mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or9service animal by a person with a disability is recognized as and10declared to be a civil right. This right shall include, but not be11limited to:12
    (a) The right to obtain and hold employment without13discrimination;14
    (b) The right to the full enjoyment of any of the accommodations,15advantages, facilities, or privileges of any place of public resort,16accommodation, assemblage, or amusement;17
    (c) The right to engage in real estate transactions without18discrimination, including discrimination against families with19children;20

    (d) The right to engage in credit transactions without discrimination; 2
    (e) The right to engage in insurance transactions or transactions 3 with health maintenance organizations without discrimination: 4 PROVIDED, That a practice which is not unlawful under RCW 48.30.300, 5 48.44.220, or 48.46.370 does not constitute an unfair practice for 6 the purposes of this subparagraph; 7
    (f) The right to engage in commerce free from any discriminatory 8 boycotts or blacklists. Discriminatory boycotts or blacklists for 9 purposes of this section shall be defined as the formation or 10 execution of any express or implied agreement, understanding, policy 11 or contractual arrangement for economic benefit between any persons 12 which is not specifically authorized by the laws of the United States 13 and which is required or imposed, either directly or indirectly, 14 overtly or covertly, by a foreign government or foreign person in 15 order to restrict, condition, prohibit, or interfere with or in order 16 to exclude any person or persons from any business relationship on 17 the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, honorably discharged 18 veteran or military status, sexual orientation, the presence of any 19 sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog 20 guide or service animal by a person with a disability, or national 21 origin or lawful business relationship: PROVIDED HOWEVER, That 22 nothing herein contained shall prohibit the use of boycotts as 23 authorized by law pertaining to labor disputes and unfair labor 24 practices; and 25
    (g) The right of a mother to breastfeed her child in any place of 26 public resort, accommodation, assemblage, or amusement. 27
    (2) Any person deeming himself or herself injured by any act in 28 violation of this chapter shall have a civil action in a court of 29 competent jurisdiction to enjoin further violations, or to recover 30 the actual damages sustained by the person, or both, together with 31 the cost of suit including reasonable attorneys’ fees or any other 32 appropriate remedy authorized by this chapter or the United States 33 Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, or the Federal Fair Housing 34 Amendments Act of 1988 (42 U.S.C. Sec. 3601 et seq.). 35
    (3) Except for any unfair practice committed by an employer 36 against an employee or a prospective employee, or any unfair practice 37 in a real estate transaction which is the basis for relief specified 38 in the amendments to RCW 49.60.225 contained in chapter 69, Laws of 39 1993, any unfair practice prohibited by this chapter which is 40

    committed in the course of trade or commerce as defined in the 1 Consumer Protection Act, chapter 19.86 RCW, is, for the purpose of2applying that chapter, a matter affecting the public interest, is not3reasonable in relation to the development and preservation of4business, and is an unfair or deceptive act in trade or commerce.5

    (4) Nothing in this chapter prohibits a public or private entity
    from limiting access to a private facility segregated by gender, such
    as a bathroom, restroom, toilet, shower, locker room, or sauna, to a
    person if the person is preoperative, nonoperative, or otherwise has
    genitalia of a different gender from that for which the facility is
    segregated. Nothing in this chapter grants any right to a person to
    access a private facility segregated by gender, such as a bathroom,
    restroom, toilet, shower, locker room, or sauna, of a public or
    private entity if the person is preoperative, nonoperative, or
    otherwise has genitalia of a different gender from that for which the
    facility is segregated.

    (5) Nothing in this section prevents a minor child or a person
    with a disability from entering a facility segregated by gender when
    the child or person is a different gender from the gender for which
    the facility is segregated if: (a) A parent, guardian, supervisor, or
    caretaker is escorting the minor child or the person with a
    disability to or from the facility, (b) the child or person is under
    the custody, control, supervision, or care of the parent, guardian,
    supervisor, or caretaker, and (c) the gender of the parent, guardian,
    supervisor, or caretaker is the same as the gender for which the
    facility is segregated.26
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    Question? What happens to the Chapter 162-32-010 WAC THAT TOOK EFFECT DEC. 26, 2015?

    Behind My Back | WA State Bathroom Rule

    www.behindmyback.org/2016/01/08/wastatebathroomrule/

    Jan 8, 2016 – WA State Bathroom Rule SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY Chapter … by Joseph Backholm, FPIW.org | January 6, 2016

    WA State Bathroom Rule
    SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY
    Chapter 162-32-010 WAC TOOK EFFECT DEC. 26, 2015

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    What are informed voters going to do about Jay Inslee in 2016 ?

    Gov. Inslee Won’t Answer Question About Bathroom Rule; Bryant Opposes


  • WA State Bathroom Rule

    WA State Bathroom Rule
    SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY
    Chapter 162-32-010 WAC TOOK EFFECT DEC. 26, 2015

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    ULTIMATELY WE THE PEOPLE MUST HOLD OUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES RESPONSIBLE

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    The final rule removed any discretion for school officials and mandates that all schools must allow boys into the girl’s locker room if they claim to be a girl.

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    This inclusion of sexual identity that shall allow persons with biological male bodies who identify as girls/women to use girls/women’s bathrooms, locker rooms, and other sex-specific facilities, without having legally changed their names or undergone surgery or hormone treatment.

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    Allowing boy’s/men unrestricted access to girl’s /women’s restrooms and locker rooms, if they claim to be a girl,  “defies common sense and common decency.”

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    BOY’S WILL BE BOY’S OR NOT?

    What If A BOY/MAN just claims to be a girl/women?  FOR THE FUN OF IT?

    Boy’s/men dressed OR UNDRESSED AS IN NAKED, SHALL BE ALLOWED unrestricted use of women’s restrooms and locker rooms?

    So, all you GIRLS /women who are uncomfortable with the naked guy over there, “Please come with me and leave him alone.”

    The opponents of this WA State WAC must use every argument available to protect our public school girls, teenagers, middle school, high school, college students and the adult female population of the state of WA from SEXUAL TAUNTING,  HARASSMENT AND ASSAULT.

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    Sexual predators look for opportunity. This WAC provides it.
     It shall give male sexual predators unrestricted access girl’s/women’s restrooms, lockers and showers.

    96% of people who sexually abuse children are male

    WHILE THE WA STATE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION HAS AUTHORITY DELEGATED TO IT BY THE WA STATE LEGISLATURE,

    THE WA STATE LEGISLATURE HAS THE AUTHORITY AND RESPONSIBILITY TO CORRECT MISTAKES MADE BY AGENCIES OR COMMISSIONS.

    ULTIMATELY WE THE PEOPLE MUST HOLD OUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES RESPONSIBLE
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    SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY
    Chapter 162-32-010 WAC TOOK EFFECT DEC. 26, 2015
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    Washington Quietly Adopts New Transgender Bathroom …

    dailysignal.com/…/washingtonquietlyadoptsnewtransgenderbathroo

    One day after Christmas, Washington state quietly adopted a set of new policies regarding transgender individuals using sex-specific facilities. The rules, adopted by the state Human Rights Commission, make it illegal for business owners to limit sex-specific facilities such as bathrooms, showers, and locker rooms to persons with the anatomical parts of one sex.

    “To my knowledge, this is the first time in the country that there’s been a statewide effort to mandate all public accommodations cooperate with the gender identity concept that somebody declares,” Joseph Backholm, executive director of the Family Policy Institute of Washington, told The Daily Signal.

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    New Bathroom Rule: It’s Worse Than We Thought

    www.fpiw.org/blog/2016/01/…/bathroomruleitsworsethanwethough

    2 days ago – But as details have become available, it appears the final version of the rule is actually worse than the proposed rule. Here are some of the …
    New Bathroom Rule: It’s Worse Than We Thought
    by Joseph Backholm, FPIW.org | January 6, 2016
    Last week, news broke about a new rule passed by the Washington State Human Rights Commission creating a statewide mandate that businesses must allow men into women’s bathrooms and locker rooms if they say they are a woman.

    But as details have become available, it appears the final version of the rule is actually worse than the proposed rule. Here are some of the “highlights”:

    1. Mandate on Schools as Well as Businesses

    While the draft rule imposed a mandate on every business in the state, it provided discretion for schools to deal with each case on a case-by-case basis.

    However, the final rule removed any discretion for school officials and mandates that all schools must allow boys into the girl’s locker room if they claim to be a girl.
    • Mandate on schools as well as businesses
    While the draft rule imposed a mandate on every business in the state, it provided discretion for schools to deal with each case on a case-by-case basis.
    However, the final rule removed any discretion for school officials and mandates that all schools must allow boys into the girl’s locker room if they claim to be a girl.
    Women will be removed from the women’s restroom. Naked men will not.
    The rule states that it is illegal to ask someone who is confused about their gender to use a separate facility for the benefit of women and children who might be uncomfortable.
    However, once a man begins to undress in the women’s locker room a person who “expresses concern or discomfort…should be directed to a separate or gender-neutral facility.”
    So, all you women who are uncomfortable with the naked guy over there, “Please come with me and leave him alone.”

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    • The rule bans lots of speech
    In addition to prohibiting reasonable accommodations that recognize the public’s right to privacy along with the bathroom needs of the transgendered, this rule targets a wide range of speech.
    It is illegal to ask “unwelcome personal questions about an individual’s sexual orientation, gender expression or gender identity, or transgender status.”
    The commission provides no guidance to the public about how they are supposed to know which questions are unwelcome before they ask them.
    It is also illegal for a business to deliberately “misuse” someone’s preferred pronoun. If a man believes he is a woman, but you refer to him as a “he” anyway, he can sue you.
    However, you should be careful not to ask questions about which pronoun he prefers. Remember, if that’s an “unwelcome question” he can sue you for that.
    It is also now illegal to use “offensive names, slurs, jokes, or terminology regarding an individual’s sexual orientation or gender expression or gender identity.”
    The fact that “offensive” is an undefined and completely subjective term that provides no guidance to the public about what they can and cannot do is apparently lost on the commission.
    The best advice may be to just stop speaking. As we all know, someone is offended by everything.
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    WATCH: Joseph Backholm answers some FAQ’s on the new bathroom policy
    As the public wrestles with how to respond to this, here are some of the most frequent questions we have been asked in the last few days.
    1. Is this really true?
    Very few other media outlets have covered this story. That has led a lot of people to wonder if there isn’t some kind of mistake. Sadly, there is no mistake. Other news outlets have began to cover the story here, here, and here.
    2. What will happen if I violate this rule?
    The Human Rights Commission has the authority to issue fines and create a range of orders intended to “eliminate the effects of an unfair practice and prevent the recurrence of the unfair practice.”
    The rule specifically states that businesses and schools open themselves up to civil liability for violations of any of their new rules.
    3. Who made this rule anyway?
    The Washington State Human Rights Commission was created to help enforce the Washington State Law Against Discrimination. The Washington State Human Rights Commission was created to help enforce the Washington State Law Against Discrimination. There are five members who are appointed by the Governor and are not subject to election. You can find them here.
    While rule-making authority is frequently delegated to agencies for the purpose of enforcing laws the legislature passes, the concern is that a policy of this magnitude and scope far exceeds what the legislature intended or the public expected when the non-discrimination law was passed.
    4. What can I do?
    While the Human Rights Commission has authority delegated to it by the legislature, the legislature has the authority and responsibility to correct mistakes made by agencies or commissions.
    You can contact your legislators through the legislative hotline at 1-800-562-6000 or email them all at one time by clicking here.  If we know your address, this tool allow you to email them all at once.
    5. Isn’t this outrage just much ado about nothing?
    If you believe this could never happen, simply search for Jason Pomares, Norwood Smith Burnes, or Taylor Buehler on the search engine of your choice.

     

    Burnes exposed himself to children in a Walmart restroom in 2010 while Pomares dressed as a woman and snuck into a Macy’s bathroom to videotape women in 2013.  Buehler wore a bra and wig and slipped into a bathroom and locker room in 2012 to watch women at Everett Community College. All three men were arrested.

    In addition, Christopher Hambrook sexually assaulted multiple women in a Toronto women’s shelter while “identifying” as a woman.

    Sexual predators look for opportunity. This provides it.
    Everything we do is made possible by friends like you. If you can chip in $5 or more to help restore rational bathroom policies, we’d be grateful.

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    New rule in Washington opens bathroom use to transgender people
    Posted 10:32 AM, January 6, 2016, by Associated Press
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    UPDATE JAN 8, 2015

    UPDATE: Click here to see Governor Jay Inslee’s response to the Human Rights Commission’s bathroom rule.
    From: FAMILY POLICY INSTITUTE OF WASHINGTON <info@fpiw.org>
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    Gov. Inslee Won’t Answer Question About Bathroom Rule; Bryant Opposes

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    On December 26th, a new rule went into effect that has generated a significant public response.   The rule, which was passed by the Washington State Human Rights Commission, mandates that all schools and businesses in Washington State maintain open bathroom/locker room policies which will allow people to choose the facility they want to use based on their gender identity or gender expression.

    It makes it illegal for any school or business to ask someone to use a bathroom that corresponds to their biological gender or to provide them a separate gender neutral option.

    Members of the Human Rights Commission are appointed by Governor Inslee.

    InsleeYesterday, FPIW communications director Zach Freeman had a chance to talk with Gov. Jay Inslee as well as his Republican challenger Bill Bryant to ask them their thoughts on the new rule.

    Gov. Inslee appeared uncomfortable and resorted to asking Mr. Freeman a series of questions in an apparent attempt to avoid answering any questions himself:

    Gov. Inslee: Are you a journalist?

    Mr. Freeman: I’m trying to be.

    Gov. Inslee: Who do you work with?

    Mr. Freeman: The Family Policy Institute of Washington

    Gov. Inslee: Who is that?

    Mr. Freeman: It’s Joseph Backholm’s group…

    Gov. Inslee: It’s a what group?

    Mr. Freeman: It’s a group that does family policy

    Gov. Inslee: Well what kind of family policy

    Mr. Freeman: We do issues of marriage, life, religious freedom…the things that nobody really likes to talk about.

    Gov. Inslee: Really? What kind of things are they working on?

    Mr. Freeman: Well, at the moment I’m actually asking about the bathroom rule that was proposed by the Human Rights Commission…

    Gov. Inslee then cut off the question by again asking Mr. Freeman if he was a journalist and who he was working for.

    He concluded the exchange by telling Mr. Freeman that if he became a part of the Associated Press “then I’m really happy to answer your question.”

    After the interview, FPIW reached out to Governor Inslee’s press office for a statement on the issue but they have not responded.

    BryantBill Bryant, the only current challenger to Gov. Inslee in the 2016 gubernatorial election, was also in Olympia yesterday. He was more willing to discuss the issue. “Everybody deserves to be in an environment where they feel safe.” Bryant said.  “That includes someone who is transitioning between genders, but it also includes a high school girl who wants to go into a locker room.  I think the Human Rights Commission picked the rights of one group over the rights of others.”

    Bryant suggested that it would be appropriate for the Governor to set the rule aside for 24 or 48 months so that the legislature can address it.  You can hear Mr. Bryant’s statement below:

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    If you are a member of the Associated Press, you can contact the Governor’s office at 360-902-4111 where he would apparently be happy to answer your questions about this issue.  Please do ask, because the rest of us would like to know.

    Everyone else can use that number to share their thoughts about this issue with the Governor.  If you do, please be respectful. He needs to hear from you, but not if you’re angry.  That only hurts the cause.   Besides, the person answering the phone is not the Governor.  It’s just someone doing their job who probably hasn’t ever done anything mean to you.  But if you’re kind to them, they’ll be happy to relay the message.

    You can also email the Governor by clicking here.

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    HOW THE CITIZEN’S OF HOUSTON GOT THE HOUSTON’S EQUAL RIGHTS ORDINANCE (HERO), ORDINANCE TO THE VOTERS..

     

    FIRST THEY GATHERED APPROXIMATELY 55,000 SIGNATURES
    Opponents of Equal Rights Ordinance sue Mayor Annise Parker, city of Houston
    Posted On 6 Aug, 2014 – By John Wright
    “Indeed, approximately 55,000 signatures were turned in, and the Coalition itself verified over 31,000 signers were properly registered to vote,” the lawsuit states. “Unfortunately, however, even though Defendant Russell certified the result, the ERO Referendum Petition was wrongfully rejected.
    As expected, opponents of the ordinance filed the lawsuit against Mayor Annise Parker and the city after officials announced that a petition to repeal the measure didn’t have enough valid signatures to qualify for the ballot.

    Read the lawsuit, along with Russell’s memo from last Friday, below.

     

    Anti-HERO Petition Lawsuit by HERO Petition
    The lawsuit was filed in state district court by former Harris County GOP Chairman Jared Woodfill and anti-gay activist Steven Hotze, along with Pastor F.N. Williams Sr. and Pastor Max Miller. The plaintiffs are seeking an injunction forcing the city to suspend the ordinance and place a repeal on the ballot in November. The Houston Chronicle reports that a hearing on the request was held late Tuesday.

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    Houston voters reject LGBT nondiscrimination ordinance
    USA Today Network KHOU-TV, Houston 9:33 a.m. CST November 4, 2015
    The ordinance was initially approved by the Houston City Council in May 2014
    BUT A LAWSUIT TO HAVE RESIDENTS VOTE ON THE MEASURE EVENTUALLY MADE IT TO THE TEXAS SUPREME COURT, WHICH IN JULY ORDERED THE CITY TO EITHER REPEAL THE ORDINANCE OR PUT IT ON THE BALLOT.
    HOUSTON – Voters have said a resounding no to Houston’s controversial equal rights ordinance. Prop 1, failed by a margin of 62-percent to 38-percent.
    Opponents of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance branded it “the bathroom ordinance,” playing up the argument that it would allow men dressed as women to use women’s restrooms. A television ad featured a little girl being cornered by a man in a restroom.
    Why LGBT Advocates Think They Lost in Houston Election
    dailysignal.com/…/why-lgbt-advocates-think-they-lost-in-houston-electio…
    Nov 4, 2015 – Failing to pass the Houston Equal Rights Protection Ordinance Tuesday night … who have won recent victories at the U.S. Supreme Court and beyond. … Opponents focused on that angle, branding HERO as a “bathroom bill. … ordinance would have allowed,” Jonathan Saenz, president of Texas Values, …

    Dave Welch, executive director of the Houston Area Pastor Council, another group that’s been fighting the ordinance for the past 18 months called the outcome a “victory of common decency.” In an email to The Daily Signal, he said:
    The victory of common decency in defeating this ordinance is a reminder to pastors across the country that together and united, our voices can make a difference, even when outnumbered by a massive propaganda campaign and vastly outspent. These ordinances that are part of a national campaign of the Human Rights Campaign in their attempt to force their radical anti-faith, anti-family, anti-freedom agenda on local communities can be defeated, so we hope this encourages pastors and citizens around the country.
    Ultimately, the people in Houston decided against the measure by a 62-38 margin. That margin, supporters say, is an honest reflection of the city’s values.
    “What the left cannot handle is that the election results are an accurate representation of the values of this city,” Saenz said. “Faith, family, and freedom.”