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  • The IRS Estate Death Tax 2008-2018

    How devastating was the IRS Estate Death Tax to our family?

    The death tax in 2008, the year my Dad died, the IRS demanded 1/2 of everything over two (2) million dollars. My father’s trust was Land rich and Cash poor. I did in fact, have to sell the FARM. Over 100 acres of a farm that had been in our family for over 60 years (they will take whatever you have).

    2009-2013 How complicated were the IRS estate death tax legal and federal financial lien laws?

    How devastating  was the IRS Estate Death Tax in 2008?

    Jan 29, 2013 Five years later, Why did I have my Grandson set up my blog/website behindmyback.org

    Three days later I posted…..

    My code name “Pearl Revere”

    Posted on February 1, 2013 9:37 am by Pearl Rains Hewett

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    Little did I know, about the IRS Estate Death tax on June 1, 2009, when I became the trustee/executor of my father’s Trust/Estate.

    What I did know, was it took Attorney’s and  an Accounting Firm from March 19, 2008 to June 1, 2009, to compile an 8 inch pile of legal documents for the IRS.

    The beneficiaries’ of the Estate were instructed to, and did  sign an agreement with and for the IRS.

    What did we sign?

    How complicated were the IRS estate death tax legal and federal financial lien laws? And, how many IRS  liens were filed against the estate, when were they filed  and what restrictions did the liens place on the estate property?

    2009-2012 How many  IRS estate death tax forms had to be filled out and signed?

    How long did it take the IRS to decide what estate options were allowed for payment of the estate death tax? A document from the IRS dated Feb 15, 2012

    March 13, 2012 IRS Letter three Years after my father’s death  Attached, IRS form 890, dated Feb 15, 2012 IRS Estate of George C. Rains page (2), SEC. 6166 Installment Option SELECTED?  the Rains Sr. Estate is a closely held business.

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    WHAT IS AN IRS CLOSELY HELD BUSINESS? 

    The estate tax generally is due within nine months of a decedent’s death.

    However, in recognition of the illiquid nature of most closely held businesses,

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    What is the legal definition of illiguid?

    Illiquid refers to the state of a security or other asset that cannot easily be sold or exchanged for cash without a substantial loss in value.

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    The Code  allows the executor of a deceased business owner’s estate to elect to pay the estate tax attributable to an interest in a closely held business in up to ten installments.

    An estate is eligible for payment of the estate tax in installments if the value of the decedent’s interest in a closely held business exceeds 35 percent of the decedent’s adjusted gross estate (i.e., the gross estate less certain deductions).

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    March 19, 2008  I know now, Jan 12, 2018, the closely held business Rains Sr. Estate illiguid was over 74%, more than double the 35 percent eligible amount.

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    If the election is made, the estate may defer payment of principal and pay only interest for the first five years[2], followed by up to 10 annual installments of principal and interest. This provision effectively extends the time for paying estate tax by 14 years from the original due date of the estate tax.

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    Five years paying interest only, followed by up to 10 annual installments of principal and interest financially  and effectively adds up to a whole bunch of money.

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    2008 How devastating  was the IRS Estate Death Tax?

    2009 How complicated were/are the IRS estate death tax legal and federal financial lien laws?

    2013  Why did I start my blog/website?

    2015 Why did I support Donald J. Trump? He had plans for taxes and jobs.

    2016  Why Campaign for Donald J. Trump? Agree to be the designated Trump Campaign Chairperson in Clallam County WA? He had plans for taxes and jobs.

    2017 Why Vote for Donald J. Trump? He had plans for taxes and jobs.

    President Trump had plans for jobs and taxes and gets results. period

    12/22/2017 Became Public Law No: 115-97.

    Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – HR1 – 115th Congress (2017-2018): An Act to …

    https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/1

    Shown Here: Passed House amended (11/16/2017). (This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the House on November 13, 2017. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) to reduce tax rates and modify policies, credits, …

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    Little did I know, about the IRS Estate Death tax on June 1, 2009, when I became the trustee/executor of my father’s Trust/Estate.

    Even less was known by the beneficiaries that were looking forward to a distribution of money.

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    WOW, another discovery, I just found this today Jan 12, 2018

    Another Really long Chapter in the Book of Revelations by Pearl Revere

    WARNING: An IRS  table briefly describing the characteristics of Federal tax liens associated with federal estate tax liabilities…

    IS MISLEADING.

    THE LINK BELOW IS ABOUT A 9000 WORD DOCUMENT

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    Just saying…

    No wonder, it took Attorney’s and an Accounting Firm from March 19, 2008 to June 1, 2009, to compile an 8 inch pile of legal documents for the IRS.

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    5.5.8 Estate Tax Liens | Internal Revenue Service – IRS.gov

    https://www.irs.gov/irm/part5/irm_05-005-008

    The following table briefly describes the characteristics of Federal tax liens associated with federal estate tax liabilities. … Form 668 Notice of Federal Tax Lien ….. for preparation, selection of the appropriate optional paragraph, and issuance of a Letter 950-I – Preliminary Internal Revenue Code § 6166 Determination Letter.

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    What’s new JAN 10, 2018?

    Tax Law for the Closely Held Business | Farrell Fritz, P.C. | State …

    https://www.taxlawforchb.com/

    2 days ago – The Tax Department of Farrell Fritz has created this blog to provide meaningful information and to elicit discussion regarding those Federal and New York tax issues which are of particular concern to closely-held business organizations and their owners.

    Implications (or Fact)

    As stated immediately above, the owners of many closely held businesses will not be subject to the federal estate tax – at least not through 2025[5] – thanks to the greatly increased exemption amount and to continued portability.

    Thus, a deceased owner’s taxable (not gross) estate in 2018 – even if we only account for conservative valuations of his business interests and for reasonable estate administration expenses – may be as great as $22.4 million (assuming portability) without incurring any federal estate tax.

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    Same as above… The IRS Federal Estate Tax posted Jan 10, 2018

    The Federal Estate Tax Lives On, But “Where, O death, is your sting …

    https://www.taxlawforchb.com/…/the-federal-estate-tax-lives-on-but-where-o-death-is…

    2 days ago – January 10, 2018 To better understand the change wrought by the Act – and to appreciate what it left intact – we begin with an overview of the federal transfer taxes. The Estate and Gift Tax. The Code imposes a gift tax on certain lifetime transfers, an estate tax on certain transfers at death, and a generation-skipping transfer …

    Implications? or  FACTS

    As stated immediately above, the owners of many closely held businesses will not be subject to the federal estate tax – at least not through 2025[5] – thanks to the greatly increased exemption amount and to continued portability.

    Thus, a deceased owner’s taxable (not gross) estate in 2018 – even if we only account for conservative valuations of his business interests and for reasonable estate administration expenses – may be as great as $22.4 million (assuming portability) without incurring any federal estate tax.

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    To be continued…..

    a brief posting on

    5.5.8 Estate Tax Liens | Internal Revenue Service – IRS.gov

    https://www.irs.gov/irm/part5/irm_05-005-008

    The following table briefly describes the characteristics of Federal tax liens associated with federal estate tax liabilities. … Form 668 Notice of Federal Tax Lien ….. for preparation, selection of the appropriate optional paragraph, and issuance of a Letter 950-I – Preliminary Internal Revenue Code § 6166 Determination Letter.

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    The bottom line…

    With President Trump, the smaller estates of a  hard working American citizens, eligible as a closely held business,  those smaller family estates beneficiaries  will never become slaves to an IRS Estate Death Tax demanding 25% of the illiquid  assets of a tree farm, acquired by their father, with 60 years of hard labor.

    Unfortunately, the IRS death tax is still there, but the exemptions have been  raised.


  • SMP Update Thank you for your comments

    Dec 10, 2017, Many SMP Update public comments of concern have been lost in the arbitrary DCD cut off dates shuffle.

    To insure that these public concerns shall be considered  by the Clallam County BOCC

    I am resubmitting  29 questions and comments for documentation of PUBLIC CONCERN on the Clallam County SMP update from just one Public Forum July 14, 2011

    Unfortunately, many of these public concerns are still valid on  Dec 10, 2017

    SPECIFIC CONCERN  July 14, 2011 and Dec 10, 2017

    1. Competency and reliability of ESA reports on, inventories, flood plains, critical areas, buffers and setbacks?
    2. Will owners of the property be required, at their own expense, to prove the ESA data is inaccurate? when ESA has a disclaimer on the maps and “May be up to 100 feet off”?

    Actual SMP map disclaimer ESA states:

    Map data shown here are property of the listed sources, inaccuracies may exist, and ESA implies no warranties or guarantees regarding any aspect of data depiction.

    Answer, Yes, property owner will have to disprove inaccurate data at their own expense.

    And…. 12. An additional question on property will be required, at their own expense? to prove the ESA Map data is inaccurate?

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    IF YOU ARE  CONCERNED ABOUT THE SMP UPDATE  THERE IS STILL TIME TO SEND YOUR COMMENTS TO THE BOCC smp@co.clallam.wa.us

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    Back in the day, we received email notification…

    AND THEY SAID….

    Thank you for your comments.

    These will be considered and included in the SMP comment file, as per requirements.

    Hannah Merrill

    DCD Natural Resources Planner
    Clallam County Dept. of Community Development
    223 East 4th Street, Suite 5; Port Angeles, WA  98362-3015
    T:  360-417-2563  W:  http://www.clallam.net/RealEstate/html/shoreline_management.htm

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    You have received this message as a member of the Clallam County Shoreline Master Program (SMP) Interested Parties Email Distribution List.    All emails sent to this address will be received by the Clallam County email system and may be subject to Public Disclosure under Chapter 42.56 RCW and as such may be viewed by parties other than the intended recipient.

    From: pearl hewett [mailto:phew@wavecable.com]
    Sent: Saturday, September 10, 2011 9:24 AM
    To: zSMP
    Cc: earnest spees; Jo Anne Estes
    Subject: PUBLIC COMMENT REPORT ON SMP Public Forum July 14, 2011

    I submit this documentation of PUBLIC CONCERNS on the Clallam County SMP update.

    As a  general public Comment

    Pearl Rains Hewett

    Trustee George C. Rains Sr. Estate

    Invited SMP Citizens Advisory Committee Member

    Thursday:  July 14, 2011 – SMP Public Forum, John Wayne Marina, 2577 West Sequim Bay Road, Sequim, 1:00-3:30 p.m.

    With about 35 people in attendance The following questions were asked of Department of Community Development Steve Grey, Consultant Jim Kramer and ESA Nathan.

    1. The purpose for the Shoreline inventory and characteristic report is?
    2. The purpose for the SMP update is?
    3. Mandate deadline for SMP update ?
    4. What is the 200 foot set back?

    Answer, the 200 foot set back is WA State law, development can occur within the 200 foot set back, with special permitting.

    1. City, County SMP compliancy who’s jurisdiction?
    2. Request for slides of maps?
    3. Where to send written comments?
    4. Competency and reliability of ESA reports on, inventories, flood plains, critical areas, buffers and setbacks?
    5. Will owners of the property be required, at their own expense, to prove the ESA data is inaccurate? when ESA has a disclaimer on the maps and “May be up to 100 feet off”?

    Actual SMP map disclaimer ESA states:

    Map data shown here are property of the listed sources, inaccuracies may exist, and ESA implies no warranties or guarantees regarding any aspect of data depiction.

    Answer, Yes, property owner will have to disprove inaccurate data at their own expense.

    1. What is the concept of law, regarding “NO NET LOSS?”
    2. Is the shoreline inventory and characteristic report to determine the base line for loss and consequences with regard to “NO NET LOSS?
    3. An additional question on property will be required, at their own expense? to prove the ESA Map data is inaccurate?
    4. Comment, SPM, good information, good access and good to have public involvement at meetings.
    5. Many web sites, which one do I use?
    6. Development, with regard to loss of wildlife habitat?
    7. Do you use any of the things learned by Jefferson County SMP guidelines? Reports related to It created levels of public anxiety?
    8. Will Clallam County just rubber stamp other SMP’s information and just do it any way?
    9. Is the SMP udate just cut and dried?
    10. Will we have input, considering that the impaired water quality on the lower Dungeness has been proven to be 75% bird poop and 25% people related?

    Answer, we can’t control the birds and can just focus on what can be controlled.

    As, Pearl Rains Hewett  I had a problem being recognized by Steve Grey and Jim Kramer to be allowed to speak.

    It was not mentioned that I was a member of the Invited SMP update committee.

    I made (2) comments and asked (1) question during the 2 1/2 hour meeting.

    My comment, Per HB 1478 after receiving a grant for the SMP, a county has 2 years to complete their update.

    My comment, shrinking open space habitat has forced animals to use freshwater reaches for travel, causing further non- people related impairment of water quality.

    1. My question, How is permitting usage done on the 200′ set back required by WA State law? By the County? Shoreline exemption Permit? Or running the full gauntlet with the DOE?

    21.Questioning the validity of the predicted 18,000 increase in population growth?

    1. How does the SMP setback affect our out buildings? rebuild, improve, maintenance?

    Answer, non-conforming improve, maintenance, no problem. If over 50% of a non-conforming structure burns down, no rebuilding is permitted.

    1. Does the same apply to bulkheads?

    Answer, maintain, repair ok, but eventually DOE wants all removed. There is protection for single family dwellings. The DOE wants soft bulkheads.

    1. Where do you expect the population increase?
    2. Flexibility of shellfish protection, shoreline uses, setbacks?
    3. How will the merging of the Shoreline inventory and Characteristics with zoning be handled?

    Answer, fairly, East to West. Forest land is not the same as conservative.

    1. Suspicious of DOE/ SMP pattern of control, start with minimum impact, go to NO NET LOSS, go to enhance, end up with restoration?

    Answer, our duty is to protect, restoration is not required by law.

    1. “IF NOT YET? Then when?

    Answer, Priorities for restoration, Elwha, remove homes, Success of restoration of Jimmy Come Lately Creek, Elwha move levees back.

    1. Comment and Question, only a 200 foot set back? Shouldn’t it be more like 300 feet?

    Answer, Sometimes it is, take the flood plain add the wet land and it can be more.

    The questions are for documentation of PUBLIC CONCERN on the SMP update.

    Pearl Rains Hewett

    Trustee George C. Rains Sr. Estate

    Invited SMP Citizens Advisory Committee Member

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    DEC 10, 2017 SPECIFICALLY THANK YOU SMP COMMITTEE

    Thank you for your comments.

    MERRY CHRISTMAS

    These will be considered and included in the SMP comment file, as per requirements. (NOT)

     SMP Committee – Clallam County, Washington

    www.clallam.net/LandUse/smp_advcomm.html

    THANK YOU SMP COMMITTEE FOR YOUR TIME, … Clallam County SMP Update: … Welcome Letter; Meeting Agenda – April 11, …

    Shoreline Master Program (SMP) Committee

    THANK YOU SMP COMMITTEE

    FOR YOUR TIME, DEDICATION And

    ATTENTION TO DETAIL,

    COMPREHENSIVE COMMENTS,

    EXTRAORDINARY EFFORTS,

    EXTENSIVE INPUT,

    and HARD WORK!

    SMP Update  the so called Citizens Advisory Committee  Welcome Letter


  • 2017 SMP Draft New Black Lines and Purple

    THE NEW CLALLAM COUNTY  DCD SMP Update 273 Page Draft  is a very expensive, very complicated  environmental designation, a Color Book coded with black lines and  purple, and every other color of the rainbow to rule, regulate and restrict every  vested private shoreline property owner in Clallam County WA.

    SO WHAT’S NEW ABOUT THAT?

    DISCOVERY, NOV 9, 2017  I RECEIVED A WARNING “IF THE CITIZENS OF CLALLAM COUNTY ONLY KNEW THE EVIL OF THE BLACK LINE, THE DISCRIMINATION OF THE PURPLE COLOR”

    Question: “Why use Color Book?”

    Answer:  “Color Books have been in the news  a lot since Nov 8, 2016”

     Hello Clallam County Country Bumpkins et al. Who knew what on Jan 26, 2011?

    And, what have we discovered …. Nov 10, 2017?

    The Clallam County DCD SMP Update Draft is a 273 page color book, It  cost American taxpayers $1,329,915.00 dollars. A US Environmental  Protection  Assistance Grant  to Clallam County WA  for Project No  PO-00J08801-1-2- 3.

    Total Project cost, one million three hundred twenty nine thousand nine hundred and fifteen dollars.

    WHO’S ACCOUNTING FOR THE MONEY?

    I’m requesting an answer from  Jim Jones, Jr.  the Clallam County Administrator..

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    NOV 3, 2017 TO NOV 8, 2017 all links are below.

    DISCOVERY  From: Clallam County Public Records Center

    To: phew@wavecable.com

    What started as a $599,000.00 pass through grant from the EPA to Clallam County  for ESA Adolfson  facilitators/ consultants/ compliance experts, Margaret Clancy and Jim Kramer, we were told,  to regulate 3300 vested  private shoreline turned into $1,329,915.00 dollar project.

    DISCOVERY  Jan 26, 2011 to Nov 10, 2017 continued….

    WHO KNEW, A PERSON THAT WE HAVE NEVER SEE, IN OR AT, OR QUESTIONED AT ANY PUBLIC 2017 DCD SMP UPDATE DISCUSSIONS, IS CLALLAM COUNTY EMPLOYEE CATHY LEAR THE PROJECT MANAGER.

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    December 6, 2011 Cathy Lear comments on the SMP Update

    HELLO COUNTRY BUMPKINS…

    Doubtless, everyone with an advanced degree in forestry would understand these references.

    This way of writing is distracting, however, for those who do not customarily speak in these terms. I think it should be made more “speaks for itself to anyone” wherever possible. A shoreline inventory should be a tool useful to anyone interested, but especially to land use planners and citizens with property they want to develop.

    We cannot assume everyone speaks the language of academic society.  

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    NOV 9, 2017   MORE DISCOVERY  on the 2017 DCD SMP Draft Update 273 PAGE COLOR BOOK . People send me stuff, people tell me stuff, I have a researched and documented history of the Clallam County SMP Update stuff.

    NOV 9, 2017  A WARNING “IF THE CITIZENS OF CLALLAM COUNTY ONLY KNEW THE EVIL OF THE BLACK LINE, THE DISCRIMINATION OF THE PURPLE COLOR”

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    I am very familiar with the color purple on maps used for the SMP Update. I did attended the 2012 SMP Update Forks Public Forum.

    WHO KNEW ABOUT THE “NEW”  EVIL BLACK LINES ON THE DCD 2017 SMP UPDATE DRAFT MAPS COLOR BOOK?  NOT ONLY DID THEY COLOR  OUR PRIVATE SHORELINE PROPERTY PURPLE,

    WHO KNEW?  AND, WHO KNOWS THAT THEY DREW “NEW” EVIL  BLACK LINES ON OUR PRIVATE SHORELINE PROPERTY?

    NOV 9, 2017 3:30PM I COULD DOCUMENT ON MAP #41 IN THE COLOR BOOK,  THE “NEW” EVIL BLACK LINES ON THE 2017 DCD SMP UPDATE DRAFT MAPS, THE BLACK LINES “TOOK”  20 ACRES OF A GEORGE C. RAINS SR TRUST PROPERTY FROM  A 40 ACRE PARCEL ON THE SOL DUC RIVER.

    I WAS ABSOLUTELY FURIOUS, I IMMEDIATELY WENT TO THE CLALLAM COUNTY COURT HOUSE.

    Nov 9, 2017 I met with DCD Director Mary Ellen Winborn

    We spoke for about an hour…

    RE: THE EVIL OF THE BLACK LINE AND THE DISCRIMINATION OF THE PURPLE COLOR.

    The bottom line… pretty much went like this.

    Mary Ellen said, “We have to leave this to the professionals”…..

    WHY WOULD ANYONE BELIEVE YOU?

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    DISCOVERY CONTINUED….

    After a seven years fight.. The nine unpaid volunteer members of the Clallam County Planning Commission, finally gave up..

    “WE HAVE TO LEAVE THIS TO THE PAID PROFESSIONALS”…..

    THE PAID PROFESSIONALS? THAT WROTE THE DCD 2017 CLALLAM COUNTY SMP UPDATE DRAFT AND PROVIDED THE NEW 273 PAGE COLOR BOOK…….

    DCD DIRECTOR MARY ELLEN WINBORN AND SR. PLANNER STEVE GRAY, IN COLLABORATION WITH ECOLOGY’S LOCAL COORDINATOR DOE MICHELLE MCCONNEL AND ESA ADOLFSON OVERPAID FACILITATOR MARGARET CLANCY (THAT INCLUDING JIM KRAMER)

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    BACK TO THE 2017 DCD SMP DRAFT 273 PAGE $1,329,915.00 DOLLAR COLOR BOOK. As the concerned trustee for over 800 acres of designated forest land, seriously affected by the DCD 2017 SMP Update Draft…. I requested a paper copy of their color book .

    —– Original Message —–

    From: pearl hewett

    To: Mary Ellen Winborn

    Cc: Bill Peach ; mark mozias ; Randy Johnson

    Sent: Sunday, November 05, 2017 8:35 AM

    Subject: Requesting a copy of the 2017 SMP Update Draft

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    WE THE CITIZENS OF CLALLAM COUNTY CAN LEAVE THE 2017 DCD SMP DRAFT UPDATE UP TO THE PAID PROFESSIONALS AND ECOLOGY OR WE CAN CHALLENGE IT….

    Email your comments to:  SMP@co.clallam.wa.us  Clallam County Board of Commissioners

    LINKS TO PUBLIC DISCLOSURE DOCUMENTS….

    —– Original Message —–

    From: Clallam County Public Records Center

    To: phew@wavecable.com

    Sent: Friday, October 27, 2017 2:18 PM

    Subject: Public Records Request :: P004353-102417
    Attachments:
    Hewett_doc_pdf.pdf

    Friday, November 03, 2017 9:09 AM

    Subject: Public Records Request :: P004384-103017

     

    Attachments:
    signed_ESA_full_contract-22_pgs.pdf
    SMA_Grant_Agr_G1000062.pdf

    From: Clallam County Public Records Center

    To: phew@wavecable.com

    Sent: Tuesday, November 07, 2017 4:21 PM

    Subject: Public Records Request :: P004411-110317

    Attachments:
    PO-00J08801-1_Add_$499957__Signed_10-5-10.pdf
    PO-00J08801-2_Rebudget__Extend_to_12-31-14__Signed_10-16-12.pdf
    PO-00J08801-3_Rebudget__Extend_to_12-31-16__Signed_12-15-14_.pdf
    PO-00J08801-0_$1329915_Exp__12-31-12__Signed_8-3-10.pdf

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    IT APPEARS ABOVE, THAT THE PO-JOO8801  #3  REBUDGET  WAS ONLY EXTENDED TO DEC 31, 2016?

    HAS IT BEEN EXTENDED IN AND FOR  2017?

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    BACK TO THE 2017 DCD SMP UPDATED DRAFT …

    What have I done about it?

    DISCOVERY PLUS… a huge number of SMP Public Comments

    PLUS…..

    I met with Commissioner Bill Peach for an hour on Oct 20, 2017

    I met with Prosecuting Attorney Mark Nicholas for one hour (follow the law)

    I met with Commissioner Mark Ozias on Nov 3, 2017

    I met  with my elected Commissioner Randy Johnson Nov 8, 2017

    I met with DCD Director Mary Ellen Winborn Nov 9, 2017

    PLUS…..

     I AM POSTING AND EMAILING THIS SMP PUBLIC COMMENT

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    WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT?

    Email your comments to:  SMP@co.clallam.wa.us  Clallam County Board of Commissioners

    THE DEADLINE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT ON THE DCD 2017 SMP DRAFT UPDATE  IS DEC 12, 2017….

    What will happen in eight months? who knows?

    Meanwhile this Tenacious Clallam County Country Bumpkin  is doing the usual….

    I’ll just keep making more 2017 SMP Update Draft Public comments,  posting them on my website, and sending around in cyberspace.

    DISCOVERY to be continued….

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    RE-DISCOVERY MY SMP PUBLIC COMMENT APRIL 18, 2012

    GIVE THEM AN INCH AND THEY’LL TAKE A MILE

    Seller disclosure as required by Clallam County 2012 SMP Update and WA State law

    But the best news of all is the assurance by the Planning Dept. that your private property will not have any loss of value due to Clallam County’s 2012 SMP Draft restrictions and regulations.

    BUT? What has Clallam County got to lose?

    RCW 90.58.290

    Restrictions as affecting fair market value of property. The restrictions imposed by this chapter shall be considered by the county assessor in establishing the fair market value of the property.

    [1971 ex.s. c 286 § 29.]

    INDEED, ONE MUST CONSIDER  ALL OF THE  RESTRICTIVE SMP  “SHALLS” ON PRIVATE VESTED SHORELINE PROPERTY OWNERS, AND IN PARTICULAR… THE UNDEVELOPED PRIVATE INVESTMENT SHORELINE PROPERTIES, VIEW, ETC?

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    RE-DISCOVERY MY SMP PUBLIC COMMENT APRIL 18, 2012
    www.clallam.net/LandUse/documents/247_SMP041812.pdf

    Merrill, Hannah From: pearl hewett … Subject: SMP GIVE THEM AN INCH AND THEY’LL TAKE A MILEhave any loss of value due to Clallam County’s 2012 SMP Draft …

    I submit this as my SMP comment

    Pearl Rains Hewett Trustee

    George C. Rains Sr. Estate

    Member SMP Advisory Committee

    TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN

    Grandfathered is non-conforming.

    The statistics introduced at the last SMP Advisory meeting, on how many private property owners, property and single family dwellings will become non-conforming by the SMP Draft marine 175′, 150′ plus 10′ setbacks, has not been posted on the SMP web site. (the number was staggering)

    PER CATHY LEAR, they are waiting to compile the historic statistics to show the number of how many private property owners, property and single family dwellings were non-conforming on the old SMP marine setbacks. (hindsight is 20/20)

    How have the DOE restrictions, regulations and definitions on/of non-conforming property changed since 1976?

    I wrote the following as a tongue in cheek comment on the 2012 SMP Update.

    After seeing the statistics on non-conforming private marine property at the last SMP meeting, it is not funny, it is frightening.

    2013 OLYMPIC PENINSULA CLASSIFIED AD

    FOR SALE VIEW   LOT ON THE BEAUTIFUL STRAITS OF JUAN DE FUCA

    100FEET X400FEET

    Seller disclosure as required by Clallam County 2012 SMP Update and WA State law

    This is a 100% non-conforming lot

    There is a 175 foot setback from the HWL

    The is a 150 setback from the feeder bluff

    There is a 65 foot wetland setback

    There is a 50 foot buffer zone

    There is a 10 foot setback from buildings

    THE GOOD NEWS

    The buyer is left with 25% of his private property purchase, a 100X100 foot piece of private property (with a 75% loss of his usable private land where the buyer is free to put his 1700 sq foot home, his drain field, his parking and his deck and his garden.

    The buyer will be allowed a 20 foot view corridor (20’X300′) through the 300 feet of restricted use area of his private property. (leaving 80% of his view blocked)

    The buyer will be allowed to limb up and remove 30% of the vegetation blocking his view every 10 years on the 100 X 300 foot restricted use area of his private property.

    The buyer will be allowed a 6 foot wide foot path through the 300 foot restricted use area (in the view corridor) of his private property and home to the beach. (a full city block from beach)

    Using a variance and a geological study you may be able to reduce the setbacks and buffer zones.

    But the best news of all is the assurance by the Planning Dept. that your private property will not have any loss of value due to Clallam County’s 2012 SMP Draft restrictions and regulations.


  • Who Elected Donald Trump President?

    JULY 2, 2017 AT THIS POINT IN TIME…. WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?

    Texan’s billboard slams ABC News: ‘Russians didn’t elect Donald …

    www.theamericanmirror.com/texas-billboard-slams-abc-news-supports-trump/

    Jun 23, 2017 – We are through. THE RUSSIANS DIDN’T ELECT DONALD TRUMP. I DID. Kyle Courtney. Courtney elaborated on the message in a statement to the news …

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    WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?

    THE BENGHAZI TERRORIST ATTACK TAUGHT AMERICAN VOTERS A LESSON ABOUT OBAMA AND HILLARY CLINTON.

    BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 11, 2012 AND NOVEMBER 6, 2012,  WHEN OBAMA WAS RE-ELECTED AS PRESIDENT

    THE TERRORIST SET THE U.S. MISSION IN BENGHAZI, LIBYA, ON FIRE ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2012. THE U.S. AMBASSADOR TO LIBYA, CHRISTOPHER STEVENS, AND THREE OTHER U.S. NATIONALS WERE KILLED DURING THE ATTACK.

    THE WA DC RESPONSE TO THE  SEPTEMBER 11, 2012 BENGHAZI TERRORIST ATTACK ON U.S. MISSION IN BENGHAZI, LIBYA, 56 DAYS BEFORE THE 2012 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION WAS CONTROLLED, RIGGED, BY THE COVER-UP AND LIES.

    INDEED, WA DC DEMOCRATS OBAMA, HILLARY AND TOP U.S. OFFICIALS DIRECTED THE COVER-UP,  DID ORCHESTRATE THE MEDIA LIES TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE DID ESPECIALLY SURREPTITIOUSLY ARRANGE, DID DIRECT THE ELEMENTS OF THE 2012 BENGHAZI TERRORIST ATTACK TO CONTROL ..

    AND IN 2012 COVER-UP AND LIES  PRODUCED THE  DESIRED EFFECT,

    OBAMA WAS RE-ELECTED AS PRESIDENT

     AND HILLARY CLINTON,  CONTINUED PLOTTING HER 2016 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN.

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     SEP 11, 2016 At this point in time…. What difference does it make?

    What the Benghazi attack taught me about Hillary Clinton | Fox News

    www.foxnews.com/…/2016/09/…/what-benghazi-attack-taught-me-about-hillary-clinton….

    SEP 11, 2016 – Published September 11, 2016. Fox News … And the Benghazi record is clear: Secretary Clinton failed to provide adequate security for U.S. …

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    WHY AMERICAN VOTERS  ELECTED DONALD TRUMP PRESIDENT, IN 2016

    LESSONS LEARNED  FROM THE BENGHAZI TERRORIST ATTACK 

    BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 11, 2012 AND NOVEMBER 8, 2016

    WHAT AMERICAN VOTERS  LEARNED

    ON THE DAY OF THE ATTACK, two consulate security guards spotted a man in a Libyan police uniform taking pictures of the consulate with his cell phone from a nearby building that was under construction. The security guards briefly detained the man before releasing him. He drove away in a police car and a complaint was made to the Libyan police station. Sean Smith noticed this surveillance, AND MESSAGED A FRIEND ONLINE AROUND NOON, “ASSUMING WE DON’T DIE TONIGHT. We saw one of our ‘police’ that guard the compound taking pictures.”[31]:34

    According to a local security official, he and a battalion commander had met with U.S. diplomats three days before the attack and warned the Americans about deteriorating security in the area. The official told CNN that he advised the diplomats, “THE SITUATION IS FRIGHTENING; IT SCARES US.”[62]

    AMBASSADOR STEVENS’ DIARY, WHICH WAS LATER FOUND AT THE COMPOUND, RECORDED HIS CONCERN ABOUT THE GROWING AL-QAEDA PRESENCE IN THE AREA AND HIS WORRY ABOUT BEING ON AN AL-QAEDA HIT LIST.[63]

    U.S. security officer Eric Nordstrom twice requested additional security for the mission in Benghazi from the State Department. His requests were denied and according to Nordstrom, State Department official Charlene Lamb wanted to keep the security presence in Benghazi “artificially low”.[64]

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    WHAT AMERICAN VOTERS  LEARNED 

    In the days and weeks following the attack, President Obama and other administration officials noted that the video had sparked violent incidents at a number of U.S. diplomatic facilities and stated it was also a prime catalyst for the Benghazi attack.

     On the evening following the attack, in an e-mail to the Egyptian prime minister Kandil, then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wrote “we know the attack in Libya had nothing to do with the film. It was a planned attack, not a protest.”[122]

    Two days after the attack, CNN reporter Sarah Aarthun quoted an anonymous senior U.S. administration official: “It was not an innocent mob. The video or 9/11 made a handy excuse and could be fortuitous from their perspective but this was a clearly planned military-type attack.”[123]

    In his September 18 appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman, President Obama said, “extremists and terrorists used (the anti-Muslim YouTube video) as an excuse to attack a variety of our embassies.”[124] In his Univision Town Hall appearance on September 20, President Obama said that the “natural protests that arose because of the outrage over the video were used as an excuse by extremists to see if they can also directly harm U.S. interests.”[125]

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    WHAT AMERICAN VOTERS  LEARNED 

    NINE MONTHS BEFORE THE  TERRORIST ATTACK ON U.S. GOVERNMENT FACILITIES IN BENGHAZI, LIBYA,  killed four American officials, including ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, the State Department dispatched a security officer to assess the threat there.

    In an interview with the House Select Committee on Benghazi, the officer recounted his report to a superior at State, then under the direction of Secretary Hillary Clinton:

    I told him that this was a suicide mission; that there was a very good chance that everybody here was going to die; that there was absolutely no ability here to prevent an attack whatever. . . . He said, “Everybody back here in D.C. knows that people are going to die in Benghazi and nobody is going to care until somebody does die.”

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    WHAT AMERICAN VOTERS  LEARNED 

    On December 30, 2012, the United States Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs released a report, “Flashing Red: A Special Report on the Terrorist Attack at Benghazi”, wherein it was determined:

    EIGHT MONTHS LEADING UP TO THE  TERRORIST ATTACK ON U.S. GOVERNMENT FACILITIES IN BENGHAZI, LIBYA……….

    IN THE MONTHS [BETWEEN FEBRUARY 2011 AND SEPTEMBER 11, 2012] leading up to the attack on the Temporary Mission Facility in Benghazi, there was a large amount of evidence gathered by the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) and from open sources that Benghazi was increasingly dangerous and unstable, and that a significant attack against American personnel there was becoming much more likely.

    WHILE THIS INTELLIGENCE WAS EFFECTIVELY SHARED WITHIN THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY (IC) AND WITH KEY OFFICIALS AT THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE,

     it did not lead to a commensurate increase in security at Benghazi nor to a decision to close the American mission there, either of which would have been more than justified by the intelligence presented. …

    THE RSO [REGIONAL SECURITY OFFICER] IN LIBYA COMPILED A LIST OF 234 SECURITY INCIDENTS IN LIBYA BETWEEN JUNE 2011 AND JULY 2012, 50 OF WHICH TOOK PLACE IN BENGHAZI.[65]

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    WHAT AMERICAN VOTERS  LEARNED 

    SECRETARY CLINTON IN HER JANUARY 2013 TESTIMONY BEFORE CONGRESS, CLAIMED SECURITY DECISIONS AT THE BENGHAZI COMPOUND HAD BEEN MADE BY OTHERS, STATING,

     “THE SPECIFIC SECURITY REQUESTS PERTAINING TO BENGHAZI … WERE HANDLED BY THE SECURITY PROFESSIONALS IN THE [STATE] DEPARTMENT.

     I DIDN’T SEE THOSE REQUESTS, I DIDN’T APPROVE THEM, I DIDN’T DENY THEM.”[68]

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    Senate Hearing Benghazi Consulate Attack, Jan 23 2013 | C-SPAN.org

    ▶ 2:33:05

    https://www.c-span.org/video/?310496-1/senate-hearing-benghazi…

    Jan 23, 2013

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testifies on the September 11, 2012, … Senate Hearing on Benghazi

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    Hillary Clinton at Benghazi Hearing: ‘What Difference, At This Point …

    ▶ 1:09

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ka0_nz53CcM

    May 13, 2013 – Uploaded by Joe Bunting

    Hillary’s quote, “What difference, at this point, does it make” has been … is why it was originally

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    Hannity Shows Obama Admin Falsely Blaming Video for Benghazi

    freebeacon.com/…/hannity-plays-montage-of-obama-administration-members-falsely-…

    OCT 23, 2015Sean Hannity played a montage of Obama administration officials, including Hillary Clinton, falsely casting blame for the Benghazi terrorist …

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    WHAT AMERICAN VOTERS  LEARNED 

    TUESDAY JUNE 28, 2016

    The Select Committee issued its long-awaited report on TUESDAY JUNE 28,2016. In many ways, it is a disappointment — an outcome guaranteed by Obama administration stonewalling, abetted by congressional Democrats’ tireless interference. The committee held few public hearings to hold officials accountable, and major questions it was created to examine remain unanswered:

    Tuesday, Jun 28, 2016Benghazi Committee Releases Final Report. … House Republicans on the Benghazi Select Committee released their longawaited report this morning … They issued their own findings Monday: a 339-page report that they say …

    the report is a devastating account of staggering dereliction of duty and deception by the president and his top subordinates. Front and center in every phase of this disgraceful episode is Mrs. Clinton, whose appalling judgment and character flaws are amply illustrated in its pages.
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    TUESDAY JUNE 28,2016

    Benghazi Scandal Coverup — Clinton & Obama Administration Owe …

    www.nationalreview.com/…/benghazi-scandal-coverup-clinton-obama-administration…

    Jun 28, 2016 – THE BENGHAZI TERRORIST ATTACK OCCURRED 56 DAYS BEFORE THE 2012 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION. IN HIS CAMPAIGN FOR REELECTION, President Obama repeatedly declared that … Clinton herself clearly knew it was a lie: As the committee report …

    POLITICS CONTROLLED THE RESPONSE TO THE ATTACK — TO THE EXTENT THAT THERE WAS A RESPONSE.

     The State Department officials were made aware that the White House was very concerned about the politics. CLINTON, ALREADY PLOTTING HER 2016 CAMPAIGN, HAD SIMILAR WORRIES, given her portrayal of post-Qaddafi Libya as an Arab Spring success story where a stable, representative government was taking shape.

     

    The Benghazi terrorist attack occurred 56 days before the 2012 presidential election. The attack on the facility, which Obama was briefed on by top Defense Department officials shortly after it began, threatened to destroy the president’s campaign claims.

    In his campaign for reelection, President Obama repeatedly declared that the killing of Osama bin Laden signaled the defeat of al-Qaeda and its network of affiliates

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     WHAT AMERICAN VOTERS  LEARNED  Jul 3, 2016

    From Whitewater to Benghazi: A Clinton-Scandal Primer – Patrick.net

    https://patrick.net/?p=1292815&c=1301938

    Jul 3, 2016http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/06/trackingthe-clintoncontroversies-from-whitewater-to-benghazi/396182/. A what, when, who …

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    UPDATE ? WHAT AMERICAN VOTERS  LEARNED  NOV 6, 2016

    From Whitewater to Benghazi: A Primer on Bill and Hillary Clinton …

    https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/…the-clinton…whitewater-to-benghazi/396182/

    NOV 6, 2016From Whitewater to Benghazi: A ClintonScandal Primer. In a letter on Sunday, FBI Director James Comey wrote that newly discovered emails …

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    JULY 2, 2017 AT THIS POINT IN TIME…. CLEARLY AND SIMPLY PUT

    THE RUSSIANS DIDN’T ELECT DONALD TRUMP

    AMERICAN VOTERS DID!

     


  • July 4, 2017 Still Waving over my Hometown

    I received a beautiful picture of the American flag waving over my home town.

    I  am sharing this with you on my website, as a proud, patriotic American grandmother, my grandson Josh took the picture, and he shared it.

    Indeed on, July 4, 2017,  Independence Day, Old Glory will Still be Waving over my Hometown, Port Angeles WA USA.

    joni howard: Picture of PA Josh took
    View photo

    https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipNTyViZc9uFv6ME5dGwP2iTjpNdvLS64EbL1KO9owOsvRWzBHZypMtEWD8GRFPswg?key=RmY0UmJUbVhqQnVfQXVIR1BhQU1YWXNOTjdmZ0Rn

    On your social media, face book, please share my picture and your picture of  the American flag, Old Glory “STILL WAVING OVER YOUR HOMETOWN”.

    This video is worth 10,000 words

    All American Citizens need to be reminded…..

    My Name Is Old Glory – YouTube

    ▶ 2:52

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

    Sep 30, 2013 – Uploaded by DeRon Johnson

    My Name Is Old Glory I am the flag of the United States of America My … By far this is my most favorite poem of …

    I stand with President Trump. “I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

    The pledge of allegiance to the flag  is my American heritage, it was originally published in The Youth’s Companion on September 8, 1892.

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    The National Anthem? The Star Spangled Banner?

    1814, WAS INSPIRED BY THE SIGHT OF THE AMERICAN FLAG STILL FLYING OVER  Fort McHenry after a night of heavy British bombardment.

    July 4, 2017 this, my Independence Day posting WAS INSPIRED BY THE SIGHT OF THE AMERICAN FLAG STILL WAVING OVER MY HOMETOWN PORT ANGELES WA USA. after months of heavy bombardment on President Trump,  by the politico establishment, democrat’s and the liberal news media.

    Be Inspired, On your social media, face book  please share my picture and your pictures of  the American flag, Old Glory “STILL WAVING OVER OUR HOMETOWNS”.

    July 4, 2017, Where does that star-spangled banner yet wave
    O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

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    The Old Glory video above is worth 10,000 words

    full unedited text

    My name is Old Glory

    I am the flag of the United States of America
    My name is Old Glory.

    I fly atop the world’s tallest buildings.
    I stand watch in America’s halls of justice.
    I fly majestically over great institutes of learning.
    I stand guard with the greatest military power in the world.
    Look up! And see me!

    I stand for peace, honor, truth, and justice.
    I stand for freedom.
    I am confident . . . I am arrogant.
    I am proud.

    When I am flown with my fellow banners,
    my head is a little higher,
    my colors a little truer.

    I bow to no one.
    I am recognized all over the world.
    I am worshipped.
    I am saluted.
    I am respected.
    I am revered. I am loved.
    And I am feared.

    I have fought every battle of every war for more than 200 years…
    Gettysburg, Shilo, Appomatox, San Juan Hill, the trenches of France,
    the Argonne Forest, Anzio, Rome, the beaches of Normandy,
    the deserts of Africa, the cane fields of the Philippines,
    the rice paddies and jungles of Guam, Okinawa, Japan, Korea, Vietnam,
    and a score of places long forgotten by all but those who were with me.

    I was there!

    I led my soldiers.
    I followed them.
    I watched over them…
    They loved me.

    I was dirty, battle-worn and tired,
    but my soldiers cheered me,
    and I was proud.

    I have been soiled, burned, torn and trampled on the streets of countries
    I have helped set free.
    It does not hurt . . . for I am invincible.
    I have been soiled, burned, torn and trampled on the streets of my country,
    and when it is by those with whom I have served in battle . . . it hurts.
    But I shall overcome . . . for I am strong.

    I have slipped the bonds of Earth
    and stand watch over the uncharted new frontiers of space
    from my vantage point on the moon.

    I have been a silent witness to all of America’s finest hours.
    But my finest hour comes
    when I am torn into strips to be used for bandages
    for my wounded comrades on the field of battle.
    when I fly at half mast to honor my soldiers…
    and when I lie in the trembling arms
    of a grieving mother at the graveside of her fallen son.

    I am proud.
    My name is Old Glory.
    Dear God . . . Long may I wave!

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    USA national anthem (with lyrics) – YouTube

    ▶ 2:05

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PK7xF1RGCQY

    Oct 17, 2008 – Uploaded by CortezFL

    Carmelo33: http://www.youtube.com/user/Carmelo33 Oh, say, can you see, by the dawn’s early light

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     The U.S. National Anthem

    “The Star Spangled Banner”, was ordered played at military and naval occasions by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916, but was not designated the national anthem by an Act of Congress until 1931.

    The words were written in 1814 by Francis Scott Key, who had been inspired by the sight of the American flag still flying over Fort McHenry after a night of heavy British bombardment. The text was immediately set to a popular melody of the time, “To Anacreon in Heaven.”

    The National Anthem consists of four verses. On almost every occasion only the first verse is sung.

    HAVE YOU EVER READ ALL FOUR VERSES?

    Oh, say can you see by the dawn’s early light
    What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming?
    Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight,
    O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
    And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
    Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
    Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
    O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

    On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
    Where the foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes,
    What is that which the breeze, o’er the towering steep,
    As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
    Now it catches the gleam of the morning’s first beam,
    In full glory reflected now shines in the stream:
    ‘Tis the star-spangled banner! Oh long may it wave
    O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

    And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
    That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion,
    A home and a country should leave us no more!
    Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps’ pollution.
    No refuge could save the hireling and slave’
    From the terror of flight and the gloom of the grave:
    And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
    O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

    Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
    Between their loved home and the war’s desolation!
    Blest with victory and peace, may the heav’n rescued land
    Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
    Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
    And this be our motto: “In God is our trust.”
    And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
    O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

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    “In God we trust.”

    Long may Old Glory wave!

    O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

    Amen


  • WA State Accused of “Cloud Rustling”

    YEP,  IN 1977  WA STATE WAS  ACCUSED OF “CLOUD RUSTLING”

    Rainmaking and Cloud Rustling – The New York Times

    www.nytimes.com/1977/03/09/archives/rainmaking-and-cloud-rustling.html

    Mar 9, 1977 – THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF IDAHO HAS ACCUSED THE NEIGHBORING STATE OF WASHINGTON OF “CLOUD RUSTLING,” AND ANNOUNCED PLANS TO FILE SUIT IN FEDERAL …

    THE HISTORY OF “CLOUD RUSTLING,” WEATHER MODIFICATION, AKA CLOUD SEEDING FROM 1944 THROUGH 2017 IS VERY, VERY INTERESTING

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    HMMM?  HOW INTERESTING…

    A CLOUD SEEDING LAWSUIT WAS FILED AGAINST WA STATE  IN 1956

    Washington State 1956

    Auvil Orchard Company, Inc. v. Weather Modification, Inc.,

    Nr. 19268 (Superior Court, Chelan County, Wash. 1956).

    This is an UNREPORTED case that has been mentioned briefly in several law review articles.4Auvil was able to get a temporary injunction prohibiting cloud seeding for hail suppression.

    HOWEVER, AUVIL WAS UNABLE TO OBTAIN A PERMANENT INJUNCTION, BECAUSE HE WAS UNABLE TO PROVE THAT THE CLOUD SEEDING HAD CAUSED A FLOOD.

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    AND, In 1977 WA State passed a law on CLOUD SEEDING

    Chapter 43.37 RCW: WEATHER MODIFICATION – Access Washington

    app.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=43.37

    LIABILITY OF STATE DENIEDLegal rights of private persons not affected. 43.37.200. Penalty. 43.37. … PROGRAM OF EMERGENCY CLOUD SEEDING AUTHORIZED. 43.37.220.

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    INDEED….

    THE HISTORY OF CLOUD SEEDING  MAKES AN INTERESTING CASE STUDY

    in the interaction between, Department of Defense, DoD, USDOD, or DOD scientists and society: not only about the obligations and ethics of scientists, but also about Owning the Weather in 2025. A Research Paper … Presented on 17 June 1996,

    AND, HOW COURTS HAVE AVOIDED DECIDING CASES INVOLVING TECHNICAL ISSUES ABOUT WEATHER MODIFICATION.

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    UNBELIEVABLE?

    Weather as a Force Multiplier: Owning the Weather in 2025 – US Gov

    For those who would like to read the rest of Weather as a Force Multiplier: Owning the Weather in 2025, or are still having doubts about weather modification, Earth Changes Central has made a copy of the original US Air Force PDF file available for reading, which can be located here:
    http://earthchangescentral.com/research/Project2025/vol3ch15.pdf

    Aug 5, 1996 – Owning the Weather in 2025. was A Research Paper … Presented on 17 June 1996, this report was produced in the Department of Defense, DoD, USDOD, or DOD) school.

    WHO?

    The Department of Defense (DoD, USDOD, or DOD) is an executive branch department of the federal government of the United States charged with coordinating …

     WHAT?

    THE INFLUENCE OF THE WEATHER ON MILITARY OPERATIONS HAS LONG BEEN RECOGNIZED. During World War II, Eisenhower said, [i]n Europe bad weather is the worst enemy of the air [operations]. Some soldier once said, “The weather is always neutral.” Nothing could be more untrue. Bad weather is obviously the enemy of the side that seeks to launch projects requiring good weather, or of the side possessing great assets, such as strong air forces, which depend upon good weather for effective operations. If really bad weather should endure permanently, the Nazi would need nothing else to defend the Normandy coast!

    WHEN?

    D-Day Weather Map Is Most Important in History
    The forecast for northwest France on June 6, 1944 stands as history`s most important weather forecast. Conditions at Omaha Beach and the other landing zones within 50 miles of Normandy had to be just right so as to allow troops to parachute to their landing zones, as well as maneuver their way onshore via amphibious vehicles. With so many military assets being deployed — more than 5,000 ships, 13,000 aircraft and 160,000 Allied troops — THE WEATHER FORECAST, AT A TIME WHEN MODERN METEOROLOGY WAS STILL IN ITS INFANCY, WAS CRUCIAL TO THE SUCCESS OF THE MISSION.
    (mashable.com)
    http://hitlernews.cloudworth.com/weather-wwII-mud-war.php

    WHERE?

    Massive World War II bombing raids altered English weather
    Allied bombing raids during WWII turned the English sky white with contrails, providing a case study for scientists studying how the weather is affected by these long, feathery lines of condensation that form behind aircraft. Contrails form when the hot, moist plume of engine exhaust mixes with cold air. Liquid droplets form and then freeze, forming a straight, white line. Contrails, which can last days, have complex effects on the Earth`s surface temperature: They can reflect sunlight, causing cooling, or they can trap long-wave radiation, and preventing it from escaping to space.
    (livescience.com)
    http://hitlernews.cloudworth.com/weather-wwII-mud-war.php

    WHY?

     Weather as a Force Multiplier: Owning the Weather in … – UK Skywatch

    www.uk-skywatch.co.uk/Weather%20as%20a%20Force%20Multiplier.%20Owning%…

    by CTJ House – ‎1996 – ‎Cited by 26 – ‎Related articles

    Aug 5, 1996 – Owning the Weather in 2025. A Research Paper … Presented on 17 June 1996, this report was produced in the Department of Defense, DoD, USDOD, or DOD) school.

    The Department of Defense is an executive branch department of the federal government of the United States charged with coordinating and supervising all agencies and functions of the government concerned …

    Earth Changes Central has made a copy of the original US Air Force PDF file available for reading, which can be located here:
    http://earthchangescentral.com/research/Project2025/vol3ch15.pdf

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    READ THE 1996 DOCUMENT ABOVE

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    READ THE TWO DOCUMENTS BELOW…

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    Full text of “Weather modification: programs, problems, policy, and …

    https://archive.org/stream/weatificat00unit/weatificat00unit_djvu.txt

    193 Legislative and congressional activities 194 Federal legislation on weather ….. 93th Cong., 1st sess., Oct. 26, 1977, Washington, U.S. Government Printing ….. Operation of cloud-seeding equipment near the border of one State may also …

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    Weather Modification Law in the USA – Dr. Ronald B. Standler

    www.rbs2.com/weather.pdf

    Oct 22, 2006 – Washington state 1956 . … South Dakota 1977 . …. The best-known kind of weather modification is cloud seeding, with the goal of producing …

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    WHO OWNS THIS WEATHER MAY 2, 2017

    Towns Flooded Across Arkansas, Missouri as Rivers Rise; 20 Dead in …

    https://weather.com/…/severe-weather-tornadoes-flooding-storms-texas-missouri-arka…

    May 2 2017 01:00 PM EDT … Story Highlights. At least 20 people have … Flooding triggered by deadly storms over the weekend prompted ….

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    Deadly storms and flooding in US Midwest, South | News | DW.COM …

    www.dw.com/en/deadly-storms-and-flooding-in-us-midwest-south/a-38658400

    13 hours ago – TOP STORIES … Deadly storms and flooding in US Midwest, South … Date 02.05.2017; Related Subjects Weather; Keywords US, Midwest, …

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    Weather Manipulation – Fact or Fantasy? – Earth Changes Central

    earthchangescentral.com/eccarticles/WeatherManipulation_Fact_or_Fantasy01.html

    Sep 11, 2005 – IN THE UNITED STATES, WEATHER-MODIFICATION will likely become a part of … has made a copy of the original US Air Force PDF file available for …

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    WHETHER WEATHER MANIPULATION IS FACT OR FANTASY?

    WHETHER CLOUD SEEDING CAUSES FLOODING?

    WHETHER CHEMTRAILS ARE A CONSPIRACY OR FACT?

     YOU DECIDE…

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    CHANGING THE NAME DOES NOT CHANGE THE GAME. period

    Behind My Back | Albedo modification?

    www.behindmyback.org/category/albedo-modification/

    www.sciencemag.org/…/fight-global-warming-senate-calls-study-… —————-. Science Apr 19, 2016 – Controversial “albedo modification” should be explored …

    Behind My Back | $5.4 Billion for DOE’S “albedo modification”?

    www.behindmyback.org/2016/04/29/5-4-billion-for-does-albedo-modification/

    Apr 29, 2016 – By Adrian Cho Apr. 19, 2016 , 4:00 PM www.sciencemag.org/. … Albedo modificationis not a solution to global warming, it is only a way to …

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    Climate intervention (also called geoengineering)

    Climate Intervention – National Academies

    dels.nas.edu/…/cli
    National Research Council (U.S.) Commission on Ge…
    David Keith, an atmospheric physicist at Harvard University, says,
    “Ignorance is not a good basis for making decisions?
    so learning more about this is extremely valuable ($5.4 billion?)
     even if we find out that it will never work?
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    The bottom line
    REALLY?

    To be continued……


  • Trump’s War on Illegal Immigrants and Crime

    Trump’s War on Illegal Immigrants and Crime

    IN SPITE OF THE LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL  POLITICO ANTI-TRUMP ESTABLISHMENTS Etal. RADICAL PROGRESSIVE OBSTRUCTIONIST.

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    PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS REDUCED THE FLOW OF  ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS  BY 61% AND THE TONS OF KILLER DRUGS THEY BROUGHT WITH THEM INTO OUR HOMELAND.

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    STATISTICS FROM LETHAL DRUG OVERDOSES THAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

     IN JUST ONE YEAR 2015, UNDER OBAMA’S LIBERAL CARE THERE WERE  52,404 LETHAL DRUG OVERDOSES IN AMERICA.

    BECAUSE OF THE FAILED POLICIES  LEFT BY OBAMA, DURING  PRESIDENT TRUMP’S  FIRST 100 DAYS IN OFFICE, ON AVERAGE, 13,800 PEOPLE IN AMERICA DIED FROM LETHAL DRUG OVERDOSES.

     JAN 1, 2016 THE UNITED STATES IS EXPERIENCING AN EPIDEMIC OF DRUG OVERDOSE (POISONING) DEATHS. SINCE 2000, THE RATE OF DEATHS FROM DRUG OVERDOSES HAS INCREASED 137%, INCLUDING A 200% INCREASE IN THE RATE OF OVERDOSE DEATHS INVOLVING OPIOIDS (OPIOID PAIN RELIEVERS AND HEROIN).

     INDEED, PRESIDENT TRUMP  HAS REDUCED THE FLOW OF  ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS  BY 61% AND THE TONS OF KILLER DRUGS THEY BROUGHT WITH THEM INTO OUR HOMELAND

    Even the mainstream (LIBERAL) media couldn’t argue with Trump’s claims of a dramatic decrease in illegal immigration since becoming president, as Politifact fact-checked his statements and found that historical data from the Border Patrol backs up his claims.

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    9 Things You Need To Know About Illegal Immigration And Crime …

    www.dailywire.com/…/9-things-you-need-know-about-illegal-immigration-aaron-ban…

    OCT 22, 2016 – ALMOST 50 PERCENT OF FEDERAL CRIMES WERE COMMITTED NEAR THE MEXICO BORDER. … 5. A DISPROPORTIONATE AMOUNT OF ILLEGALS ARE IN STATE PRISONS.

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    2014, some 69,000 of the 1.6 million state plus federal prisoners were noncitizens, per a September 2015 report by the federal Bureau of Justice Statistics,

    THOUGH WE NOTICED THAT REPORT LACKED COUNTS FOR SEVERAL STATES INCLUDING CALIFORNIA.

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    OCT 22, 2016 –  A DISPROPORTIONATE AMOUNT OF ILLEGALS ARE IN STATE PRISONS.

    After we circled back to Smith’s office with the figures we’d found, Smith’s deputy chief of staff, Chris Philp, said by email that Smith had meant to tell the delegates

    THAT “ONE-THIRD OF FEDERAL SENTENCES GO TO ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS,

    NOT THAT ONE-THIRD OF FEDERAL PRISONERS ARE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS.”

    MORE TO THE POINT, THE GOVERNMENT DOESN’T SORT ALL INMATES BY IMMIGRATION STATUS,

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    NINE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION AND CRIME. continued….

    ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION AND CRIME BECAME A HOT TOPIC THIS ELECTION CYCLE AS SOON AS DONALD TRUMP BURST INTO THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY WITH HIS CALL TO BUILD A WALL TO KEEP CRIMINAL ILLEGAL ALIENS OUT OF THE COUNTRY.

    Such policy discussions have fallen by the wayside as the election cycle morphed into a mudslinging fight of personal insults and accusations of sexual assaults, but the link between illegal immigration and crime is still worth discussing, ESPECIALLY SINCE TRUMP’S INITIAL HIGHLIGHTING OF THE ISSUE FUELED HIS RISE.

    HERE ARE NINE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION AND CRIME.

    1. Federal, state and local governments keep data involving illegal immigration and crime out of the public purview. Fox News reported in 2015 that a source from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said “that comprehensive statistics on illegal immigrant crime are not available from the federal government, and suggested contacting county, state and federal jail and prison systems individually to compose a tally, a process that would encompass thousands of local departments.”

    Former Department of Justice attorney J. Christian Adams also told Fox News that some states do readily track illegal immigration and crime, but they withhold the specific numbers from the public out of fear of backlash from the federal government or for political purposes.

    However, there is still some data that can be pieced together to examine illegal immigration and crime, and evidence suggests that there is a correlation between the two.

    1. Available evidence suggests that illegals are more likely to commit crimes than the rest of the population. Fox News sorted through myriad “local, state and federal statistics” and found that “illegal immigrants are three times as likely to be convicted of murder as members of the general population and account for far more crimes than their 3.5-percent share of the U.S. population would suggest.”

    The percentage of illegals committing the number of crimes are as follows, according to Fox News:

    • 13.6 percent of those sentenced for all committed crimes in the country
    • 12 percent of murder sentences
    • 16 percent of trafficking sentences
    1. Almost 50 percent of federal crimes were committed near the Mexico border. A report from the Department of Justice in 2014 found the following, via Judicial Watch:

    Of the 61,529 criminal cases initiated by federal prosecutors last fiscal year, more than 40%—or 24,746—were filed in court districts neighboring the Mexican border. This includes Arizona, New Mexico, Southern California, Western Texas and Southern Texas. The two Texas districts each had more than double the convictions of all four federal court districts in the state of New York combined, according to the DOJ report. The Western Texas District had the nation’s heaviest crime flow, with 6,341 cases filed by the feds. In Southern Texas 6,130 cases were filed, 4,848 in Southern California, 3,889 in New Mexico and 3,538 in Arizona.

    Not surprisingly, most of the offenses were immigration related. In fact, 38.6% of all federal cases (23,744) filed last year involved immigration, the DOJ report confirms. Nearly 22% (13,383) were drug related, 19.7% (12,123) were violent crimes and 10.2% (6,300) involved white-collar offenses that include a full range of frauds committed by business and government professionals. This is hardly earth-shattering news in fact, the nation’s southern border region has for years been known for its high crime rate compared to the rest of the country.

    Judicial Watch also notes that the crimes near the border had been spiking at such an “alarming rate” that “Mexican and American journalists have largely stopped reporting it,” whether for ideological reasons or to avoid backlash from the drug cartels.

    1. Illegal immigrants accounted for nearly 75 percent of federal drug sentences in 2014.This is according to the United States Sentencing Commission, which also found that illegals were involved in nearly 17 percent of drug-trafficking sentences and over 33 percent of federal sentences overall.
    2. A disproportionate amount of illegals are in state prisons. Peter Kirsanow, a member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and a lawyer, reviewed statistics from the Government Accountability Office and Pew Research Center and compared the number of illegals and non-illegals imprisoned for murder-related offenses in a 2015 National Review piece. Some of his findings:
    • There were 68.57 illegal aliens imprisoned for every 100,000 illegals in Arizona, compared to 54.06 citizens and legal noncitizens imprisoned for every 100,000 citizens and legal noncitizens.
    • There were 97.2 illegals imprisoned for every 100,000 illegals in California, compared to 74.1 citizens and legal noncitizens imprisoned per 100,000 citizen and legal noncitizens.
    • There were 54.85 illegals imprisoned for every 100,00 illegals in Florida, compared to 67.8 legal immigrants imprisoned for every 100,000 legal immigrants.
    • There were 168.75 illegals imprisoned for every 100,000 illegals in New York, compared to 48.12 legal immigrants imprisoned for every 100,000 legal immigrants.
    • There were 54.54 illegals imprisoned for every 100,000 illegals in Texas, compared to 65.43 legal immigrants .

    Kirsanow acknowledged that while comparing murder incarceration rates isn’t a perfect measurement, “it’s difficult to contend that illegal aliens are more law-abiding than legal residents — at least when it comes to major crimes.” But the more disturbing fact was that “approximately 2,430 illegal aliens are in prison just for homicide-related offenses” in California alone.

    “If one assumes that each illegal alien so imprisoned was responsible for just one homicide-related offense, that amounts to about a couple thousand major crimes that, arguably, wouldn’t have occurred but for the actors’ unlawful presence in the United States,” Kirsanow notes. “That translates to thousands of American citizens (and others) across the country slaughtered by individuals who shouldn’t have been here in the first place.”

    1. Tens of thousands of criminal illegals have been released by ICE and are at large in the country. In 2015, ICE released almost 20,000 illegals that committed 64,000 crimes that involve “12,307 drunken driving convictions, 1,728 cases of assault, 216 kidnappings and more than 200 homicide or manslaughter convictions,” according to the Washington Times. It’s even worse when one considers the fact that the Obama administration released “86,000 illegal immigrants who have committed over 231,000 crimes in just the past two and a half years,” according to Independent Journal Review.
    2. The rise in illegals crossing the border has fueled gang violence. In March, the Daily Caller reported that the barbaric MS-13 gang has been recruiting young illegals, resulting in higher crime in the Washington, D.C area. In fact, Montgomery County in Maryland “has seen an unprecedented level of gang-related violence in the last 8 months – with illegal immigrant youth being responsible for 85 percent of street robberies,” according to IJ Review. The horrors of MS-13 have extended to the Brentwood community in Long Island, NY, where the remains of a dead teenager was found for the fifth time in six weeks, likely the result of MS-13.
    3. Sanctuary cities have hampered law enforcement in cracking down on gangs. Heather Mac Donald documented the frustrations of Los Angeles law enforcement officers in 2004 when they couldn’t touch known gang members because of their status as illegals:

    “We can’t even talk about it,” says a frustrated LAPD captain. “People are afraid of a backlash from Hispanics.” Another LAPD commander in a predominantly Hispanic, gang-infested district sighs: “I would get a firestorm of criticism if I talked about [enforcing the immigration law against illegals].”

    The issue is that these gang members tended to sneak back into the country even after they were deported for heinous crimes, and police officers couldn’t enforce immigration laws against them and would have to resort to surveilling these gang members until they commit a crime.

    While these statistics from Mac Donald’s piece are dated, it illustrates just how badly the sanctuary policy has hampered crime:

    • In Los Angeles, 95 percent of all outstanding warrants for homicide (which total 1,200 to 1,500) target illegal aliens. Up to two-thirds of all fugitive felony warrants (17,000) are for illegal aliens.
    • A confidential California Department of Justice study reported in 1995 that 60 percent of the 20,000-strong 18th Street Gang in southern California is illegal; police officers say the proportion is actually much greater. The bloody gang collaborates with the Mexican Mafia, the dominant force in California prisons, on complex drug-distribution schemes, extortion, and drive-by assassinations, and commits an assault or robbery every day in L.A. County. The gang has grown dramatically over the last two decades by recruiting recently arrived youngsters, most of them illegal, from Central America and Mexico.
    • The leadership of the Columbia Lil’ Cycos gang, which uses murder and racketeering to control the drug market around L.A.’s MacArthur Park, was about 60 percent illegal in 2002, says former assistant U.S. attorney Luis Li. Francisco Martinez, a Mexican Mafia member and an illegal alien, controlled the gang from prison, while serving time for felonious reentry following deportation.

    Unsurprisingly, violent crime has skyrocketed recently in Los Angeles as illegal immigration has surged. In fact, crime among sanctuary cities in general has increased.

    1. Crime has also increased among major cities that are “immigration hubs.” Daily Wire editor-in-chief Ben Shapiro has written:

    David Frum of The Atlantic, no hard-core immigration opponent, wrote in 2015 that as of 2011, there were 25,000 illegal immigrants serving murder sentences, and nearly 3 million offenses committed by illegal immigrants between 2003 and 2009, including 70,000 sex crimes and hundreds of thousands of other violent crimes. “After years of welcome decline,” Frum pointed out, “crime rates are rising in immigration hubs including Houston, Milwaukee, Phoenix, and San Diego.” Former Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo reported in 2015 that between “2008 and 2014, 40% of all murder convictions in Florida were criminal aliens. In New York it was 34% and Arizona 17.8%. During those years, criminal aliens accounted for 38% of all murder convictions in the five states of California, Texas, Arizona, Florida and New York, while illegal aliens constitute only 5.6% of the total population in those states.

    Some individual examples of those who were victimized by illegals can be seen here and here.

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    snippets provided from …

    MAY 15, 2016

    http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/why-america-cant-quit-the-drug-war-20160505

    AUG 25, 2016

    http://www.politifact.com/texas/statements/2016/aug/25/lamar-smith/mostly-false-lamar-smith-claim-one-third-federal-i/

    OCT 22, 2016 full unedited text above

    http://www.dailywire.com/news/10155/9-things-you-need-know-about-illegal-immigration-aaron-bandler

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    JAN 20, 2017  snippets from

    http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/01/20/obama-used-more-clemency-power/

    BARACK OBAMA ENDED HIS PRESIDENCY HAVING GRANTED CLEMENCY TO MORE PEOPLE CONVICTED OF FEDERAL CRIMES THAN ANY CHIEF EXECUTIVE IN 64 YEARS

    OVERALL, OBAMA GRANTED CLEMENCY TO 1,927 INDIVIDUALS, A FIGURE THAT INCLUDES 1,715 COMMUTATIONS AND 212 PARDONS.

    But he, OBAMA, also received far more requests for clemency than any U.S. president on record, LARGELY AS A RESULT OF AN INITIATIVE SET UP BY HIS ADMINISTRATION TO SHORTEN PRISON TERMS FOR NONVIOLENT

    FEDERAL INMATES CONVICTED OF DRUG CRIMES.

    Of course, Obama received such a large number of clemency requests in part BECAUSE HIS ADMINISTRATION ASKED FOR THEM. UNDER A PROGRAM LAUNCHED IN 2014 KNOWN AS THE Clemency Initiative, the Justice Department encouraged “qualified federal inmates– as defined by DOJ criteria – to apply to have their prison sentences commuted. The initiative led to a surge in requests and also helps explain why Obama’s use of clemency tilted so heavily toward sentence commutations, rather than pardons.

    “QUALIFIED FEDERAL INMATES” DEFINED AS?

    THEY ARE NON-VIOLENT, LOW-LEVEL OFFENDERS WITHOUT “SIGNIFICANT?” TIES TO LARGE SCALE CRIMINAL ORGANIZATIONS, GANGS OR CARTELS;

    In his record use of commutations, Obama reduced sentences for federal inmates who were convicted in all 50 states, according to our analysis. Among those who received reduced penalties were 568 individuals serving life sentences and two who had been sentenced to death.

    INDEED, including 1,913 pardons, 118 commutations and 13 remissions – during his nearly eight years in office, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of Department of Justice statistics.

    Note: This is an update of a post originally published Dec. 9, 2016.

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    APRIL 27, 2017 snippets from

    5 facts about illegal immigration in the U.S. | Pew Research Center

    www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/…/5-facts-about-illegal-immigration-in-the-u-s/

    4 days ago – The number of unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. was lower in 2015 than at the end of the Great Recession. Here are five key findings about …

    LISTED AS NUMBER FOUR (4)

    SIX STATES ACCOUNT FOR 59% of unauthorized immigrants: CALIFORNIA, TEXAS, FLORIDA, NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY AND ILLINOIS.

    But individual states have experienced different trends. From 2009 to 2014, the unauthorized immigrant population decreased in seven states: Alabama, California, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Nevada and South Carolina. In all of them, the decline was due to a decrease in unauthorized immigrants from Mexico.

    IN SIX STATES, THE UNAUTHORIZED IMMIGRANT POPULATION ROSE OVER THE SAME TIME PERIOD: LOUISIANA, MASSACHUSETTS, NEW JERSEY, PENNSYLVANIA, VIRGINIA AND WASHINGTON.

    IN ALL OF THESE BUT LOUISIANA, THE INCREASES WERE DUE TO GROWTH IN UNAUTHORIZED IMMIGRANT POPULATIONS FROM NATIONS OTHER THAN MEXICO.

    (IN LOUISIANA, THE OVERALL INCREASE WAS DRIVEN BY AN INCREASE IN MEXICAN UNAUTHORIZED IMMIGRANTS.)

    To learn more: Explore unauthorized immigrant population trends for states, birth countries and regions, and see an interactive map and detailed table showing our latest estimates of the unauthorized immigrant population by state.

    Note: This post was originally published on Nov. 18, 2014, and has been updated to include more recent data.

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    GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP

    God Bless the U.S.A. by Lee Greenwood – YouTube

     


  • ONP Elwha River Inholders

    Olympic National Park Elwha River Inholders that hold out…

    AND,  THE  133  ELWHA PARK RECREATIONAL INHOLDERS  CAMPSITES THAT WERE WASHED OUT.

    AND SOLD OUT AS WILLING SELLERS.

    The full list of  133 names and dates are below

    There are many tragic stories of private property owners who have lost their private property to the National Park thugs.  Strangely these tales seldom see the light of day.

    SOMETHINGS HAPPEN THAT MUST BE DOCUMENTED, TO BE REMEMBERED

    On Sat, Jul 28, 2012 at 11:33 AM, pearl hewett <phew@wavecable.com> wrote:

    Destroyed Inholder  Private Elwha Recreational Sites

    Frankie White Called me from Oregon yesterday. She owned one of the 134 INHOLDER private Elwha Recreational lots 25 years ago when it was destroyed by ONP. She called it the FLOOD.

    The NPS/ONP gave Frankie three choices on her private property.

    1. Sell you lot to us now for full appraised value.
    2. Sell it to us now, use it for 5 years and we will give you 1/2 of the appraised value.
    3. DO NOTHING and we will take it by immanent domain.

    The White family had enjoyed the ONP private Inholder campsite for 14 years.

    My Dad, George C. Rains Sr. told her not to sell, that the ONP could not take it.

    Their family did not have money to fight. They did not know HOW to fight the ONP.

    They were afraid, they didn’t know what to do, and they sold their site to ONP.

    Frankie said, “I cried and cried, BUT THE ONP LEFT US NO CHOICE, so we sold it to them”

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    SOMETHINGS HAPPEN THAT MUST BE DOCUMENTED, TO BE REMEMBERED

    excerpt from

    [PDF]Conspiracy Exposed – Citizen Review Online

    www.citizenreviewonline.org/2011/Jul/George_Rains_Statements.pdf
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    Jack Del Gussi, John H. Lewis and I created the finest recreational campground facilities the Elwha River has ever known. We subdivided and developed campsites with underground electric power, water system and good roads and restrooms.

    In the course of our development I noticed a small breach through a narrow strip of land on the south of the big island which is owned by the park. I could foresee a lot of damage if something was not done to protect our property below and the Olympic Hot Springs Road.

    I contacted Del Hur Industries to get an estimate on what it would cost to plug the breach and put a small rock dike to prevent further damage to our property and the road.

    After getting an estimate I contacted the park people and they would do nothing to help remedy the situation. I also offered to provide free of cost all rip rap from our rock quarry on Little River.

    The problem was ignored. Finally sometime later the river came up high enlarging the breach, washing out a section of the Olympic Hot Springs Road and cut a channel through our development and took out our bridge……

    To this day they have done nothing to remedy the threat and a good portion of our property was destroyed through their sheer negligence. The National Park has no respect  for private property rights and ownership.

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    MAR 29, 2017  To this day they have done nothing to remedy the threat to the Olympic Hot Spring Road, our access to our inholder property is gone and a good portion of our property is still being destroyed through their sheer negligence. The National Park has no respect  for private property rights and ownership.

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    Destroyed Inholder  Private Elwha Recreational Sites

    There are many tragic stories of private property owners who have lost their private property to the National Park thugs.  Strangely these tales seldom see the light of day.

    WAS A MEMBER OF YOUR FAMILY “A WILLING SELLER”  LIKE FRANKIE WHITE, TO THE OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK ?

    INHOLDERS ELWHA PARK RECREATIONAL CAMPSITES
    Hand written sales by George C. Rains Sr.

    Dated Sept. 22, 1970

    Hand written income by George C. Rains Sr.

    ending Dec. 1973

    TOTAL CAMPSITES (133) Documented
    OLYMPIC HOT SPRINGS ROAD CLALLAM COUNTY WA
    NUMBER OF CAMPSITES SITES DESTROYED BY OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK?
    NUMBER OF DESTROYED SITES PURCHASED BY OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK?
    OWNER PURCHASE PRICE
    1 Donald Salonen $2,500.00
    2 Peters, Jones and Salonen $2,500.00
    3 Peters and Jones $2,500.00
    4 McGinnis $2,500.00
    5 Mahoney $2,500.00
    6 Woodley $2,500.00
    7 Wenko $2,500.00
    8 James Arnold $2,500.00
    9 Cedon and Koski $2,500.00
    10 Louise Colby $2,500.00
    11 Adeline Knopman $2,500.00
    12 Uklenbott $2,500.00
    13 Donald Bray $2,500.00
    14 Adams $2,500.00
    15 Ainsworth $2,500.00
    16 Correia $2,500.00
    17 McDonald $2,500.00
    18 Gilbert Spenser $2,500.00
    19 McEachern $2,500.00
    20 Hutchinson $2,500.00
    21 Abbot $2,500.00
    22 Purvis $2,000.00
    23 McDonald $2,000.00
    24 Rylandar $2,500.00
    25 Rylandar $2,500.00
    26 Haggerty $2,500.00
    27 Croven- Byers $2,500.00
    28 Byers $2,500.00
    29 Karl Gustfason $2,500.00
    30 Anton $2,500.00
    31 Mitchel $2,500.00
    32 Gregon $2,500.00
    33 Knotek $2,500.00
    34 Paulis $2,500.00
    35 Inglin and Miemyick $2,500.00
    36 Stiles $2,500.00
    37 George Rains Jr. $2,500.00
    38 rest room priceless
    39 restroom priceless
    40 Corbin Cook $2,500.00
    41 Wheeler $2,500.00
    42 Scanano $3,200.00
    43 Cargo $3,200.00
    44 Yeaw $3,200.00
    45 Loopt and Lyman $2,500.00
    46 Loopt and Lyman $2,500.00
    47 Taylor $2,500.00
    48 Scoles $2,500.00
    49 Thocker $2,500.00
    50 Hansen $2,500.00
    51 Hansen $2,500.00
    52 Buchnell $2,500.00
    53 Robert Wry $2,500.00
    54 Larsen $2,500.00
    55 Tony Masi $2,500.00
    56 Glidden $2,500.00
    57 Stefono $2,500.00
    58 Johnny Key $2,500.00
    59 Lars gustofson $2,500.00
    60 Locks Louchs $2,500.00
    61 Louchs $2,500.00
    62 Reidel $2,500.00
    63 George Rains Jr. $2,500.00
    64 Don Kono $2,500.00
    65 George Rains Sr. $2,500.00
    66 Christanson $2,500.00
    67 Lee York $2,000.00
    68 George Rains Sr $2,500.00
    69 Don Kono $2,500.00
    70 Donald Arnold $2,500.00
    71 Creten $2,500.00
    72 Harry Arnold $2,500.00
    73 Nona Rains Preston $2,500.00
    74 Grauberger $2,000.00
    75 Grauberger-George Stevens $2,000.00
    76 Nona Rains Preston $2,500.00
    77 Libby $2,000.00
    78 Christensen $2,000.00
    79 Burchnell $2,000.00
    80 Owens $2,500.00
    81 Owens $2,500.00
    82 Owens $2,500.00
    83 Waldron $2,500.00
    84 30 foot road $2,500.00
    85 23-7 and 8 $2,800.00
    ADDITIONAL SALES 1970-1973
    PAYMENTS MADE BY
    86 Chester Blevins
    87 Clarence Colby
    88 Micheal Sanders
    89 Howell
    90 Klahn
    91 Wagstaff
    92 Joe Chase
    93 Donald Brady
    94 Glen Larson
    95 Micheal Sconogo
    96 Warren Schrader
    97 Barrow Sahor
    98 Nesbit
    99 Herbert Sahor
    100 Leonard Schroeder
    101 Jack Clark
    102 Mary Knapman
    103 Austin Glidden
    104 Dorothy Wheeler
    105 Joseph Mahoney
    106 William Bucknell
    107 Leonard McDaniel
    108 Wallace Adams
    109 Dom Solomen
    110 Max Ainsworth
    111 Robert McGinnis
    112 Earl Blevines
    113 Glen Waldron
    114 Elmer Wenko
    115 Donald Reidel
    116 Norman Taylor
    117 Gilbert Spencer
    118 Bill Preston
    119 Fred Correai
    120 Bert Wall
    121 Bertha Knotek
    122 Kenneth Owens
    123 Wallace Louchs (1)
    124 Wallace Louchs (2)
    125 Russel Stark
    126 Peter Lucal
    127 Peter Busch
    128 L. Durfraine
    129 Donald Bray
    130 James Howell
    131 Landoher
    132 James Klohn
    133 Michael Gort
    134 Tom Tinklham
    135 Bert Reid

  • The NPS Wild Wilderness SCAM Continues..

    The THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE (NPS) WILD Wilderness SCAM Continues..

    INDEED, IN AUG, 2016 THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE (NPS)  IS CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF THE GROSS MISMANAGEMENT OF MORE THAN 84 MILLION ACRES OF PUBLIC LAND IN 412 AREAS

    THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE (NPS) IS $12,000,000,000.00  $12 BILLION DOLLARS BEHIND ON MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR OF AMERICAS NATIONAL PARKS

    Centennial Initiative 2016 – National Park Service

    https://www.nps.gov/nava/learn/…/centennial-initiative-2016.ht…

    NATIONAL PARK SERVICE IN CELEBRATION OF THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE IN 2016, … THINGS TO COME AS THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE PREPARES TO CELEBRATE 100 YEARS!

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    THE WILD OLYMPIC CAMPAIGN SUPPORTS THE PROPOSED WILD OLYMPICS WILDERNESS AND WILD & SCENIC RIVERS ACT,

    WHICH WAS REINTRODUCED LAST YEAR BY U.S. SEN. PATTY MURRAY, D-SEATTLE, AND U.S. REP. DEREK KILMER, D-GIG HARBOR.

     SO… THE WILD OLYMPICS SCAM CONTINUES IN 2016

    NINTY FIVE PERCENT 95% OF THE MILLION ACRES OF THE OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK IS ALREADY WILD. period

    AND, NINTY FIVE PERCENT 95% OF THE MILLION ACRES OF THE OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK IS NOT MAINTAINED OR REPAIRED. period

    SO…  the National Park Service (NPS) has mismanaged 84 million acres of public parks for 100 years, to the tune of $12,000,000,000.00  $12 BILLION DOLLARS AND,“BECAUSE THAT MONEY DOESN’T EXIST IN THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE.”.

    THINGS TO COME AS THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE PREPARES TO CELEBRATE 100 YEARS?

     U.S. SEN. PATTY MURRAY, D-SEATTLE, AND U.S. REP. DEREK KILMER, D-GIG HARBOR ARE CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF A FAILED NPS BY REINTRODUCING A  BILL THAT WOULD PERMANENTLY TAKE  AND MAKE  MORE THAN 126,000 ACRES OF NEW MISMANAGED WILDERNESS AREAS ON JUST THE OLYMPIC PENINSULA.

    U.S. SEN. PATTY MURRAY, D-SEATTLE IS UP FOR RE-ELECTION

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    NPR: National parks have a long to-do list but can’t cover the repair costs

    www.npr.org/…/nationalparks-have-a-long-to-do-list-but-cant-cover-the-repair-cos…

    NPR MAR 8, 2016 – THERE IS A NEARLY $12 BILLION MAINTENANCE BACKLOG OF WORK THAT NEEDS … SAYS, “BECAUSE THAT MONEY DOESN’T EXIST IN THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE.”.

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    HOW WILD IS THE WILD WILDERNESS ACT?

    THERE ARE OVER 700 FEDERALLY DESIGNATED WILDERNESS AREAS IN FORTY-FOUR STATES, COVERING MORE THAN 107 MILLION ACRES OF LAND, OR AROUND 5% OF THE UNITED STATES LAND BASE.

     AND THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE (NPS) IS  RESPONSIBLE FOR THE GROSS MISMANAGEMENT AND NEGLECT OF  MORE THAN 84 MILLION ACRES OF THAT 107 MILLION ACRES OF PUBLIC LAND IN 412  OF OVER 700 AREAS IN FORTY-FOUR STATES.

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    Centennial Initiative 2016 – National Park Service

    https://www.nps.gov/nava/learn/…/centennial-initiative-2016.ht…

    NATIONAL PARK SERVICE IN CELEBRATION OF THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE IN 2016, … THINGS TO COME AS THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE PREPARES TO CELEBRATE 100 YEARS!

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    Using statistics from, MAR 15, 2012

    The Wilderness Act is widely known as one of the nation’s preeminent

    preservation statutes.

    FEDERALLY DESIGNATED WILDERNESS AREAS ARE FOUND WITHIN EACH MAJOR CATEGORY OF THE FEDERAL PUBLIC LANDs…….

    1. NATIONAL FORESTS
    2. NATIONAL PARKS
    3. WILDLIFE REFUGES
    4. PUBLIC LANDS MANAGED BY THE BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT (BLM)

    THERE ARE OVER 700 FEDERALLY DESIGNATED WILDERNESS AREAS IN FORTY-FOUR STATES, COVERING MORE THAN 107 MILLION ACRES OF LAND, OR AROUND 5% OF THE UNITED STATES LAND BASE.11

    THE VAST MAJORITY OF WILDERNESS IN THE LOWER FORTY-EIGHT STATES—ABOUT 75%—IS LOCATED  WITHIN ONLY FIVE ECOREGIONS: one desert ecoregion—the Mojave Desert of

    California—and four high elevation ecoregions—the southern and middle

    Rocky Mountains, the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and the Cascade Mountains of the Pacific Northwest.

    Read more at https://law.lclark.edu/live/files/11181-421zellmerpdf Lewis & Clark Law School

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    July 24, 2016 JUST ASKING?

    WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE REST OF THE GROSSLY MISMANAGED FEDERAL PUBLIC LAND?

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    Wild Olympics | Citizen Review Online

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    Olympic Peninsula, WA – The Wild Olympics debate has continued locally. ….. CONSPIRACY EXPOSED Oct. 8, 1992 The notarized document was written on …

    Wild Olympics – Oct. 8, 1992 to Oct. 29, 2012

    Commentary by Pearl Rains-Hewett

    Posted 10/29/2012

    CONSPIRACY EXPOSED Oct. 8, 1992 The notarized document  was written on Oct. 8, 1992 by George C. Rains Sr. when he was 77 years old.

    OVER 20 YEARS AGO George C. Rains Sr. WROTE

    How can a Federal Government of ours pay money for things like this when our government is many trillions of dollars in debt?

    This conspiracy will never end unless you people, property owners and tax payers start fighting back to stop the conspiracy and the taking of all our property on the Olympic Peninsula.

     The Olympic National Park has doubled in size to over one million acres or more.

     Most people have no knowledge of these vast encroachments to take our property and property rights on the Olympic Peninsula, and it is time that the truth be known. Land and Power Grab

     The National Park Service has no respect for private property ownership and rights.

     Attempts are being made to grab land corridors on each side of the major rivers on the Olympic Peninsula. If they succeed here attempts will be made to grab land corridors on smaller streams on the Olympic Peninsula.

     Pearl Rains Hewett

    Read on if you are concerned Continue reading

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    THE WILD OLYMPICS PLAN, WILDERNESS, WILD AND SCENIC RIVERS IS MORE THAN A SCAM

    UNDER THE WILDERNESS ACT OF 1964,

    THE WILD OLYMPICS PLAN, WILDERNESS, WILD AND SCENIC RIVERS, is not a giving of access of public land to THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.

    indeed,  IT IS A TAKING OF PUBLIC LAND ACCESS, it is a taking of the full use and enjoyment to over 300 million people

    THE WILD OLYMPICS PLAN  is a dishonest scheme; “Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage”

     And basically, call it the ignorance, of American citizens or whatever,

    But basically, the ignorance, of American citizens, is really, really critical for  THE WILD OLYMPICS PLAN, WILDERNESS, WILD AND SCENIC RIVERS to pass.”

    THE WILD OLYMPICS PLAN  is more than a fraud, a thing intended to deceive others, typically by unjustifiably claiming or being credited with accomplishments or qualities.

    THE WILD OLYMPICS PLAN  is more than a swindle, using deception to deprive (someone) of money or possessions..

    The Wild Olympics Scam

    www.wildolympicsscam.com/

    stop the wild olympics, agenda 21, land grabs; will devastate rural communities.

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    July 18, 2016

    HOW WILD IS THIS LIBERAL NEWS REPORTING?

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     07.18.16

    Map released in support of Wild Olympics campaign; two outdoor retailers touting Peninsula’s nature, recreation

    Two popular outdoor clothing retailers are encouraging their customers to visit the Olympic Peninsula and support the Wild Olympics campaign.

    REI and Patagonia are promoting the Wild Olympics campaign at REI Seattle and online, encouraging customers to experience the diverse nature and outdoor recreation available on the North Olympic Peninsula.

    THE CAMPAIGN SUPPORTS THE PROPOSED WILD OLYMPICS WILDERNESS AND WILD & SCENIC RIVERS ACT, WHICH WAS REINTRODUCED LAST YEAR BY U.S. SEN. PATTY MURRAY, D-SEATTLE, AND U.S. REP. DEREK KILMER, D-GIG HARBOR.

    The bill would permanently protect more than 126,000 acres of new wilderness areas in Olympic National Forest and 19 Olympic Peninsula rivers and their tributaries as Wild and Scenic Rivers — the first ever on the Peninsula.

    Initiative’s shaping

    The effort comes out of a process involving local communities, businesses and economic leaders of the Olympic Peninsula who helped shape the initiative, organizers said.

    “For those of us that live on the Peninsula, we know about the natural beauty,” said state Rep. Steve THARINGER, A SEQUIM DEMOCRAT who represents the 24th Legislative District. “That’s the advantage of living here.

    “You can choose to walk on the spit or go up in the hills and walk in the Olympics. There’s a lot of folks that don’t know the variety we have here.”

    The North Olympic Timber Action Committee has been looking for a compromise to the legislation for the past several years that would help support the timber industry, said Carol Johnson, executive director.

    NOTAC substantially agrees with the concept of the proposal but wants to remove areas that are routinely logged, she said.

    “What we said is, make some adjustments to the proposal and bring into the plan a timber base that is routinely roaded,” she said.

    “Make that part of the plan so we can have a sustainable harvest level in perpetuity and have our support.”

    Connie Gallant, chair of the Wild Olympics, called the partnership with REI and Patagonia exciting.

    “It is our hope that legislation happens in the near future because it will benefit our economy and environment a great deal,” she said.

    Outdoor recreation groups REI and Patagonia unveiled a new “Destination Wild Olympics” map, highlighting some recreation places in the Wild Olympics proposal.

    To view the map, see http://tinyurl.com/PDN-wildolympicsmap.

    The map highlights some spots on the North Peninsula that locals will know well, including the Dungeness River, Dungeness Spit, Sol Duc River, Sol Duc Falls Trail and local rivers.

    THARINGER SAID one of the goals is to get more people outside the area enjoying the nature that is offered on the Peninsula.

    “It’s a way to highlight the beauty and the wilderness in the park,” he said.

    “When folks are searching on the internet for things to do outside, you’ll never know what will trigger their interest.”

    Port Angeles City Councilwoman SISSI BRUCH SAID she supports the new initiative.

    “The idea of encouraging people who love the outdoors to come to our pristine wilderness areas while supporting their preservation has great synergy,” she said.

    “This, in concert with Port Angeles’ designation as the second-best outdoor town, validates Port Angeles’ status as a world-class outdoor recreation destination and speaks highly of our need to protect this unique and pristine environment.”

    The campaign comes from lawmakers and the outdoor clothing companies’ desires to protect and promote the outdoors, Tharinger said.

    ‘Promoting the outdoors’

    “I served on a GOVERNOR’S TASK FORCE with people from REI, and they are interested in promoting the outdoors,” he said.

    “I think it’s a synergy between PATAGONIA, REI AND THE FOLKS INTERESTED IN GETTING THE LEGISLATION PASSED THROUGH CONGRESS.”

    THARINGER SAID there is concern about the designations regarding logging but that he doesn’t see an impact to the commercial logging industry.

    “Making these designations is not going to impact the timber supply, but it does bolster the tourist industry,” he said.

    Free hard copies of the map will also be available at REI retail outlets in the Puget Sound area.
    By:  Jesse Major
    Source: Peninsula Daily News

    The bottom line….

    Basically, the ignorance, of American citizens, is really, really critical for  THE WILD OLYMPICS PLAN, WILDERNESS, WILD AND SCENIC RIVERS to pass.


  • NPS Director Testifies on ONP Access

    March 20, 2016 PDN Reports

    Olympic Hot Springs Road temporary bridge in works; no time set yet to begin construction

    03.16.2016 – The House Appropriations Interior Subcommittee holds a hearing to review the FY 2017 budget request for the National Park Service. NPS Director Jon Jarvis testifies.

    Kilmer represents the 6th Congressional District, which covers the Olympic and Kitsap peninsulas and most of Tacoma.

    U.S. Rep Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor, questioned Jarvis about the status of the road in a House Appropriations Interior Subcommittee hearing on the National Park Service budget Wednesday.

    You can view it here.

     

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    How bad is it? February 16. 2016

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    Olympic National Park chief electrician Robert Perina crosses a temporary plank bridge over a side channel of the Elwha River as electrician apprentice Kevan Keegan looks on near the Elwha Campground in Olympic National Park, southwest of Port Angeles on Tuesday.

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    March 2o, 2016

    Olympic Hot Springs Road temporary bridge in works; no time set yet to begin construction

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    This section of Olympic Hot Springs Road washed out in a November flood. National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis told U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer that a one-lane bridge would be installed over the washout area in six to eight weeks.

    PORT ANGELES — Funding has been requested and plans are under review for a temporary one-lane bridge over a 60-foot washout near the Elwha Campground on Olympic Hot Springs Road.

    Once plans are approved by such agencies as the Army Corps of Engineers, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Fish and Wildlife, construction would take from six to eight weeks, said Barb Maynes, Olympic National Park spokeswoman.

    She didn’t know when plans would be approved or when construction would begin.

    The washout has blocked access to the Elwha River Valley west of Port Angeles since November. Olympic Hot Springs Road is closed to vehicles at the Madison Falls trailhead, about a mile north of the washout itself.

    Temporary bridge

    The temporary bridge would be in place for as long as five years before a more permanent structure is built.

    The Elwha Campground, which was severely damaged in fall and winter floods, isn’t expected to be reopened this year, Maynes said.

    The National Park Service has requested emergency funds from the Federal Highway Administration to install a temporary bridge over the washout, National Park Service Director John Jarvis said last week.

    U.S. Rep Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor, questioned Jarvis about the status of the road in a House Appropriations Interior Subcommittee hearing on the National Park Service budget Wednesday.

    “We’ve got a lot of private landowners and park users and research scientists and park service staff who are very heavily impacted by the loss of this single access point,” Kilmer said.

    “So I was hoping you could just discuss what the service is doing to expedite repairs to the road and ensure that access is restored as quickly as possible.”

    Said Jarvis: “We expect that to take about six weeks, six to eight weeks, to get that installed.

    “And that will serve — not great — but it will serve access to the landowners that are up that road and our own administrative access. We’ve got park housing, we have a maintenance facility up there and the public access as well.”

    Kilmer represents the 6th Congressional District, which covers the Olympic and Kitsap peninsulas and most of Tacoma.

    Maynes confirmed that a FEW  private landowners have land past the park entrance.

    Kilmer said. “We’ve got a LOT OF  private landowners and park users and research scientists and park service staff who are very heavily impacted by the loss of this single access point” “So I was hoping you could just discuss what the service is doing to expedite repairs to the road and ensure that access is restored as quickly as possible.”
    National Park Service Director John Jarvis said
    “And that will serve — not great — but it will serve access TO THE LANDOWNERS that are up that road and our own administrative access. We’ve got park housing, we have a maintenance facility up there and the public access as well.”
    “These visits do more than provide inspirational, educational and recreational opportunities; in 2014, they drove over $30 billion in economic impact, supporting hundreds of thousands of jobs in communities around the country,” he said.
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    Indeed, there is always the “Rest of the Story”
    Achieving accountability from the U.S. Government?
    Referring to the removal of the Elwha and Glines Canyon dams, a project that began in 2011.

    Olympic National Park mea culpa: ‘Inholder’ blocked from …

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    Jun 28, 2011 – Olympic National Park mea culpa: ‘Inholder’ blocked from family property. Previous Photo. Next Photo …. From the PDN: See more special …

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    Pearl Rains Hewett stands at a blockade on Olympic Hot Springs Road in Olympic National Park on Monday. — Photo by Chris Tucker/Peninsula Daily News June 28. 2011

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    And, “The Rest of the Rest of the Story”

    Requesting Help from the my U.S. elected representatives?

    U.S. Rep Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor, represents the 6th Congressional District, which covers the Olympic and Kitsap peninsulas and most of Tacoma.

    Behind My Back | Go Find Your Park? Come Fix My Road?

    www.behindmyback.org/2016/01/…/go-find-your-park-comefixmyro

    Jan 28, 2016 – DEC 12, 2015 COME FIX MY ROAD REQUEST TO MY WA DC ELECTED … the full text of this 1430 word comment is on behindmyback.org.

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    On Feb 19, 2016  Rep. Kilmer held a Clallam County Town Hall in Sequim WA.

    I gave a print out of my Feb 18, 2016 posting to Judith Morris.

    Behind My Back | PDN What’s Wrong With These Pictures?

    www.behindmyback.org/…/pdn-feb-17-2016-whats-wrong-with-these-pi…

    Feb 18, 2016 – “Bridging water troubles” on the Olympic Hot Springs Road. … JAN 19, 2016 STILL, NO RESPONSE TO COME FIX MY ROAD FROM OLYMPIC …

    I sat down to wait for the meeting to start. I showed people the two pictures on the front page of the PDN, with the people around me. I had an real issue with Rep. Kilmer priorities, ignoring the emergency road repair for Olympic National Park tourism and instead promoting an art thing at Fort Warden?

    After a few minutes Judith called me into a side room. Rep. Kilmer and I had a 15 minute conversation on my economic concerns for our community  and his failure to prioritize  and act on the emergency flooding disaster.

    Feb 19, 2016  I did remind Rep. Kilmer, of what an  economic driver tourism is to our community.

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    Back to the PDN  news report…
    Olympic Hot Springs Road temporary bridge in works; no time set yet to begin construction
    March 2o, 2016 Kilmer said….“I’m often reminded of just what an economic driver it is, not just in terms of hotel stays and restaurants and things like that,
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    $424,000 request
    The park service requested $424,000 for the project, Maynes said.The temporary bridge would be expected to be in use for about five years, she said.“During those five years, we will pursue plans and funding for a longer-term fix,” she said Saturday.Since the road is in an active floodplain, “a longer-term solution will take much larger effort,” she added.

    With a five-year funding bill in place, the National Park Service will work with the highway administration to complete “a major reconstruction on that site,” Jarvis said.

    But he also said that would take years.

    “We’ll be living with that temporary fix for three to five years,” Jarvis said.

    Washed out

    The road washed out when a dry Elwha River side channel was reactivated in a Nov. 17 flood.

    A second flood that occurred Dec. 8 and Dec. 9 caused additional damage to the road and nearby Elwha Campground.

    The damage to the Elwha Campground was extreme, Maynes said.

    “Some picnic tables were moved by the force of the water. Some are buried in silt. It’s unlikely that we will be able to get that open this year,” she said.

    Altair Campground was also damaged in the Nov. 17 flood. It had been closed because of damage done in a December 2014 storm.

    “Our neck of the woods has had a really tough winter,” said Kilmer, a Port Angeles native.

    Pedestrian bridge

    A pedestrian bridge over the side channel has been replaced by a small wooden bridge that can support emergency vehicles.

    Seedlings have been planted along the banks of the surviving road sections to prevent further erosion.

    “I know you’ve been getting a lot of rain up there,” Jarvis told Kilmer.

    “At least we’re getting some snowpack, both in the Cascades, the Olympics and the Sierras this year, which is a good thing.

    “The good thing on the Elwha is that it’s helped flush out all that sediment that was backed up on the rivers,” added Jarvis, referring to the removal of the Elwha and Glines Canyon dams, a project that began in 2011.

    Kilmer described Olympic National Park as an “extraordinary asset that draws a whole bunch of people to our region.

    “I’m often reminded of just what an economic driver it is, not just in terms of hotel stays and restaurants and things like that, but my grandfather helped pave the road up Hurricane Ridge, so it’s been an extraordinary asset,” Kilmer said.

    The National Park Service system has 410 sites, including 58 national parks.

    The service has recently restored seasonal ranger hiring to peak levels, coordinated more than 400,000 volunteers, completed deferred maintenance projects and expanded partnership through a centennial program, Jarvis said.

    “All of these actions will help sustain our parks for another 100 years,” he told the committee.

    The National Park Service drew a record 307 million visitors in 2015 nationwide, Jarvis said.

    “These visits do more than provide inspirational, educational and recreational opportunities; in 2014, they drove over $30 billion in economic impact, supporting hundreds of thousands of jobs in communities around the country,” he said.

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    Reporter Rob Ollikainen can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 56450, or at rollikainen@peninsuladailynews.com.

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    Where there’s a will, there’s a Clallam County Commissioner named Bill Peach.

    Behind My Back | Find Your Park Open Doors Remove …

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