+menu-


  • Category Archives And the Good News Is
  • Do WA State Legislators Have a Problem?

    The experts say, those who have a PROBLEM and those who are JUST DISTRACTED  requires real expertise.

    Does Governor Jay Inslee (D) have a problem?

    Do WA State Legislators Have a Problem?

    This problem,  requires real expertise? 

    So, I’m  asking informed voters to decide,

    If  Governor Jay Inslee (D) and the WA State Legislators have a problem?

    THESE ARE  “SYMPTOMS OF A PROBLEM vs. JUST DISTRACTED

    ——————————————————-

    1.LACK OF FOCUS

    Possibly the most telltale sign , “LACK OF FOCUS” goes beyond trouble paying attention. It means being easily distracted, finding it hard to listen to others in a conversation, overlooking details, and NOT COMPLETING TASKS OR PROJECTS.

    ———————————————————

    GET THE FACTS

    ON JUNE 28, 2011 MCCLEARY V. WASHINGTON WAS HEARD IN FRONT OF THE WASHINGTON SUPREME COURT. …

    May 10, 2015 – Washington Supreme Court Holds Legislature in Contempt for Failing …

    Summary of McCleary v. Washington

    www.k12.wa.us/Communications/…/SummaryMcLearyDecision2013.pdf

    Summary of McCleary v. Washington. The Supreme Court in its own words. Washington state Constitution, Article IX: SECTION 1 PREAMBLE.  It is the paramount duty of the state to make ample provision for the education of all children residing within its borders.

    ————————————————————————————–

    What’s the problem?  I’m just asking you decide

    GET THE FACTS

    June 2017 In what has become THE NEW NORMAL, Washington state lawmakers are expected to go into a third special sessions … In 2013, it took 156 days and three special sessions. …

    2nd Special Session ends, 3rd starts with Inslee vowing to veto “stop …

    www.spokesman.com/…/2nd-special-session-day-30-could-also-be-3rd-special-sessio…

    Jun 21, 2017 – Second special session ended and a third one started Wednesday as … time in state history a Legislature failed to pass a two-year budget before … state’s public school system mandated by the Washington Supreme Court.

    2. HYPERFOCUS

    While people with this problem are often easily distractible, they may also have something called hyperfocus. A person can get so engrossed in something that they can become unaware of anything else around them. This kind of focus makes it easier to LOSE TRACK OF TIME and ignore those around you.

    ————————————————————————————–

    I’m just asking you decide

    So Distracted, so unaware of  anything else around them, more than 1 million kids in our public school system, that they failed to provide funding basic education for seven years?

    So, Distracted, so unaware, losing track of time on  the $100,000.00 dollar a day fine,

    Until the fines reached $96,000.000.00 million dollars?  for failing to fund BASIC public education since JUNE 28, 2011?

    ———————————————————————

    GET THE FACTS

    I’m just asking you decide

    Hyper-focused and so engrossed in something?

    IN  2015,  WA STATE  LEGISLATORS INTRODUCED 2,200 LAWMAKING MEASURES

    Behind My Back | Living in Law-Law Land?

    www.behindmyback.org/2015/02/16/3245/

    Feb 16, 2015 – LIVING IN WA STATE LAW-LAW, LALA LAND? Definition of LA-LA … www.behindmyback.org/2013/10/16/by-hook-or-by-crook/. Oct 16, 2013 …

    Unaware of anything else around them and ignore those around you?

    ———————————————-

    3. DISORGANIZATION

    Life can seem chaotic for everyone at times, but someone with ADHD typically has a more hectic life experience on a regular basis. This can make it difficult to keep everything in its right place. an adult with this problem, may struggle with these ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS. this can include problems keeping track of tasks and TROUBLE PRIORITIZING THEM IN A LOGICAL MANNER.

    —————————————————————–

    4.TIME MANAGEMENT PROBLEMS

    This issue goes hand-in-hand with DISORGANIZATION. Adults with with this problem often have trouble using their time effectively. THEY MAY PROCRASTINATE ON IMPORTANT TASKS, show up late for important events, or ignore assignments they consider boring. They may have trouble focusing on the future or the past — the “now” is often more top-of-mind for them.

    ——————————————————-

    5. FORGETFULNESS

    It’s human to forget things occasionally, but for someone with this problem,forgetfulness is a part of everyday life. This can include routinely forgetting where you’ve put something or what important dates you need to keep.

    Sometimes forgetfulness can be annoying but unimportant; other times,

    FORGETFULNESS IN ADULTS CAN BE SERIOUS.

    THE BOTTOM LINE IS THAT FORGETFULNESS CAN BE DAMAGING TO CAREERS BECAUSE IT CAN BE CONFUSED WITH CARELESSNESS OR LACK OF INTELLIGENCE.

    ————————————————————————————

    GET THE FACTS?

    May 10, 2015 – Washington Supreme Court Holds Legislature in Contempt?

    Washington State Supreme Court called it   a Legislature problem contempt, unconstitutional  unstable and unfair:

    Relying on local levies or federal funding is unconstitutional because it is unstable and

    unfair: The fact that local levy funds have been at least in part supporting the basic

    education program is inescapable…..Reliance on levy funding to finance

    basic education was unconstitutional 30 years ago….and it is unconstitutional now (p.68)

    ———————————————————————————

    Use Poetic license, the freedom to depart from the facts of a matter writing in order to create an effect.

    THIS PROBLEM IS VERY COMMON MORE THAN 3 MILLION CASES IN THE US PER YEAR

    However, this is written  about this problem on line.

    ————————————————————

    What’s next?

    EFFECTIVE July 23, 2017 WA STATE NEW DISTRACTED DRIVING LAW

    HEFTY FINE of $99.00  for DISTRACTIONS that interfere with safe driving such as grooming, smoking, eating or reading is prohibited and can result in a if you are pulled over for another traffic offense

    HEFTY FINES? Using a handheld device while driving is considered a primary

    DISTRACTION offense under the new law. The first ticket for a DISTRACTED driving offense will cost at least $136.00 dollars.  A second ticket within five years WILL COST AT LEAST $234.00.

    Distracted driving violations can now be reported to insurance companies to use for rating and underwriting purposes. (and threats)

    ——————————————–

    YOU READ  THE SYMPTOMS OF THE PROBLEM.

    HEFTY! HEFTY! HEFTY!  FINE  $100,000.00 DOLLARS A DAY

    HEFTY! HEFTY! HEFTY!  FINE  $96,000,000.00 MILLION ACCUMULATED.

    Do WA State Legislators have a problem?

    Does WA State Governor Jay Inslee (D) have a problem?

    OR? ARE THEY JUST DISTRACTED?

    I’m just asking you decide

    ——————————————————–

    ATTENTION DEFICIT OF DISTRACTED DRIVERS (ADDD)?

    New WA distracted driving law starts July 23 – what drivers need …

    www.nbcrightnow.com/…/new-wa-distracted-driving-law-starts-july-23-what-drivers-need to know…

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

    That’s when distracted driving behaviors ranging from eating while driving to answering a text at a stoplight could land drivers a hefty fine.

    Hyperfocused? Gov. Jay Inslee (D)  accelerated the – New WA distracted driving laws  start date to July 23, 2017

    ———————————————————————–

    THE EXPERTS SAY, TREATMENT CAN HELP, BUT THIS CONDITION CAN’T BE CURED

     I’m just asking you decide

    Which term is used to describe a new and secondary or additional problem that arises after the original PROBLEM  has been established?

    COMPLICATIONS…..

    JULY 19, 2017 these distracted legislators problems, violations and hefty fines can now be reported to  VOTERS to use for rating and underwriting purposes.

    This problem can be cured by informed voters, at every level of government.

    Donald J. Trump is President of the United States of America

    ————————————————

    The bottom line……

    To elected members at all levels of  the American government,

    LACK OF FOCUS, HYPER-FOCUS, DISORGANIZATION, TIME MANAGEMENT PROBLEMS AND FORGETFULNESS

    CAN BE DAMAGING TO CAREERS BECAUSE IT CAN BE CONFUSED WITH CARELESSNESS OR LACK OF INTELLIGENCE.


  • Public Notice US Congress 1789- 2017

    The notice was the type of accountability that harkens back to the first Congress in 1789 which ordered that reports of all of its official acts be placed in three independent newspapers.

    IT REFLECTED THE PUBLIC DISTRUST OF THE NEW GOVERNMENT…

    ————————————————————————

    July 16, 2017 Some things change and some things never change

    Noting that “…the purpose of publication…is to ensure the widest possible dissemination and publicity”  below is a 344 page document.

    Judiciary Act of 1789: Primary Documents of American History (Virtual …

    https://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/ourdocs/judiciary.html

    Jump to Library of Congress Web Site – A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional … The appendix of the Annals of Congress contains a copy of the Judiciary Act of 1789. … SENATE SESSIONS WERE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL 1795. 1789 – A form letter used by Washington in 1789 when appointing …

    —————————————————————————–

    THE JOINT RESOLUTION  OF MARCH 3, 1845

    In 1843, an honorable judge knew, such work was very much needed, and indeed  there would be an occasion to investigate the laws of the United States.

    —————————————————————————

    Letter from the Hon. Judge Sprague,

    District Judge of Massachusetts.

    Boston, December 4, 1843.

    My DEAR SIR: I have examined your plan for an edition of the Statutes of the United States at large, and it meets my cordial approbation.”, SUCH A WORK IS VERY MUCH NEEDED, AND MUST BE OF GREAT UTILITY TO ALL WHO MAY HAVE OCCASION TO INVESTIGATE THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES.

     —————————————————————————————–

    THE JOINT RESOLUTION  OF MARCH 3, 1845

    The work will thus become, for all purposes, the PERMANENT NATIONAL EDITION OF THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES; and all future statutes treaties may be printed in the same form, and become consecutive volumes of the NATIONAL CODE……

     By a contract with the government of the United States, the plates from which the work is printed belong to the government, to the extent set forth in THE JOINT RESOLUTION  OF

    MARCH 3, 1845; THUS SECURING TO THE UNITED STATES THE USE OF THE PLATES, TO THE END OF TIME; so that all future editions of the statutes and treaties may be printed in the same manner.

     ———————————————————————————

    THE EDITION OF THE STATUTES OF THE UNITED STATES NOW PRESENTED TO THE PUBLIC COMPREHENDS

    ALL THE PUBLIC ACTS PASSED SINCE THE ORGANIZATION OF THE GOVERNMENT,

    PRECEDED BY (“lead the way; occurred before”) THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, THE ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION, AND THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES;

    IN ONE VOLUME, THE PRIVATE ACTS;

    AND IN ONE VOLUME,

    THE TREATIES OF THE UNITED STATES WITH FOREIGN NATIONS AND WITH THE INDIAN TRIBES, WHICH COMPOSE THE WHOLE DIPLOMATIC COLLECTION

    ——————————————–

    The Copious notes of the Decisions of the courts of the United States, which construe,

    comment upon, or apply to the law, treaty, or text, and upon the subjects of the laws,

    which have come under the consideration of the courts, are placed under the acts.

    ———————————————-

    On the margin, or at the foot of the page containing each law, there is a reference

    to the acts passed before or after the law on the same matter.

    The repeal of every law, and its having become obsolete, are also noted. In Notes, the whole legislation on many of the subjects of the laws is fully referred to.

     —————————————————

    The laws are divided so as to comprehend the acts of every session of Congress as a separate statute, designated as the First, Second, or Third statute; with a running title at the head of each page expressing the session of Congress and the date of each chapter or resolve, contained in the page; and each law forms a separate chapter.

    —————————————————

    It will be seen that the acts are inserted in chronological order, but the numbers of the chapters are not consecutive. It was the purpose of the editor to adopt a different arrangement of the chapters,

    BUT THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES HAS DECIDED THAT THE “JOINT RESOLUTION” IMPOSES THE MANNER OF CHAPTERING WHICH HAS BEEN PURSUED.

    THE NUMBERS OF THE CHAPTERS OF THE PRIVATE ACTS, ARE THOSE OF THE OMITTED CHAPTERS IN THE VOLUMES OF THE PUBLIC LAWS.

     —————————————-

    Every volume contains a separate alphabetical index of the matters in the volume, in

    which particular reference is given to the subject of every act; and at the end  of

    the last volume of the Public Laws there is an Index of all the matters in the volumes of the Public Laws.

    ————————————————

    THE VOLUME OF PRIVATE LAWS CONTAINS AN INDEX TO THEIR CONTENTS;

    AND TO THE VOLUME CONTAINING THE TREATIES A FULL AND PARTICULAR INDEX IS GIVEN, IN SUCH A FORM AS THAT AN EASY REFERENCE IS OBTAINED TO EVERY PROVISION IN EVERY TREATY.

    VOL.  I.-(2)

    ——————————————————————————–

    The Government of the United States having sanctioned by its liberal patronage this publication, it is confidently believed, that a full and complete knowledge of the statutes and treaties of the United States, and of the decisions of the courts of the United States, construing the laws, and the subjects to which they relate-the administration of public justice and public and private convenience, will be extensively promoted, and permanently secured by this work.

    THE JOINT RESOLUTION  OF MARCH 3, 1845;

    THUS SECURING TO THE UNITED STATES THE USE OF THE PLATES, TO THE END OF TIME.

     ————————————————————————————-

     July 16, 2017  some things never change

    PUBLIC DISTRUST OF THE GOVERNMENT

    —————————————————————–

    And, some things are always changed by the government.

    Indeed, the House of Rep. Law Revision Council

    http://uscode.house.gov/browse/prelim@title8/chapter15&edition=prelim

    CHAPTER 15—ENHANCED BORDER SECURITY AND VISA ENTRY REFORM (sections 1701 to 1778)

    [View]

    The amendments made by this section shall take effect no later than October 1, 2018, and shall be implemented in a manner that ensures the fees collected, transferred, and used in fiscal year 2019 can be readily tracked.

     ————————————————–

    §1715. Consular and Border Security Programs

    (a) Separate fund.—

    There is established in the Treasury a separate fund to be known as the “Consular and Border Security Programs” account into which the following fees shall be deposited for the purposes of the consular and border security programs.

    (b) to (g) Omitted

    (h) Transfer of funds

    (1) The unobligated balances of amounts available from fees referenced under this section may be transferred to the Consular and Border Security Programs account.

    (2) Funds deposited in or transferred to the Consular and Border Security Programs account may be transferred between funds appropriated under the heading “Administration of Foreign Affairs”.

    (3) The transfer authorities in this section shall be in addition to any other transfer authority available to the Department of State.

    (i) Effective date

    The amendments made by this section shall take effect no later than October 1, 2018, and shall be implemented in a manner that ensures the fees collected, transferred, and used in fiscal year 2019 can be readily tracked.

    (Pub. L. 115–31, div. J, title VII, §7081, May 5, 2017, 131 Stat. 716.)

    Codification

    Section is comprised of section 7081 of title VII of div. J of Pub. L. 115–31. Subsecs. (b) and (c) of section 7081 of Pub. L. 115–31 amended sections 1713 and 1714, respectively, of this title. Subsecs. (d) and (e) of section 7081 amended provisions set out as notes under sections 1153 and 1183a, respectively, of this title. Subsec. (f) of section 7081 amended section 214 of Title 8, Aliens and Nationality, and subsec. (g) of section 7081 amended provisions set out as a note under section 214 of Title 8.

    ——————————————————————–

    CHAPTER 15—Front Matter

    [View]

    Sec. 1701. Definitions

    [View]

    SUBCHAPTER I—FUNDING (sections 1711 to 1715)

    [View]

    SUBCHAPTER II—INTERAGENCY INFORMATION SHARING (sections 1721 to 1724)

    [View]

    SUBCHAPTER III—VISA ISSUANCE (sections 1731 to 1738)

    [View]

    SUBCHAPTER IV—INSPECTION AND ADMISSION OF ALIENS (sections 1751 to 1753)

    [View]

    SUBCHAPTER V—FOREIGN STUDENTS AND EXCHANGE VISITORS (sections 1761 to 1762)

    [View]

    SUBCHAPTER VI—MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS (sections 1771 to 1778)

    [View]

    ——————————————————

    INDEED, Some things change

    AND, Many, things effecting and affecting  change in the  U.S. government happened between Jun 16, 2015  and July 16, 2017.

    ———————————————————-

    INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO,  DAILY PUBLIC NOTICE

    1600 Daily: Everything White House for 7/14/17 | whitehouse.gov

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600daily

    1600 Daily: Everything White House for 7/14/17. July 14, 2017 at 11:30 AM ET by 1600Daily. Summary: Get news, events and updates from the White House …


  • Veterans (VA) Adverse Action Report

    What is the Veterans (VA) Adverse Action Report?

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

    ————————————————————–

    Click on the link to read the list

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

    Adverse Action Report – Department of Veterans Affairs

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

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

    ——————————————-

    They almost got away with it!

    May 21, 2014 The Veteran’s Administration Scandal

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

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

    A report in today’s media questions the independence and integrity of the dedicated men and women who work in our organization.
    “THERE IS NO BASIS IN FACT TO SUPPORT THESE ALLEGATIONS”
    ————————————————————-

    Response to Baseless Allegations Regarding the ‘Phoenix Report’

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

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

    Statement from the Acting VA Inspector General

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

    ——————————————————————

    Response to Baseless Allegations Regarding the ‘Phoenix Report’

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

    ——————————————————————–

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

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

    ——————————————————————————-

    Indeed, they almost got away with it….

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

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

    —————————————————-

    300,000 Veterans May Have Died Waiting For Care

    www.disabledveterans.org › Ben’s Blog

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

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

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

    The VA OIG press release reads in part:

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

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

    —————————————————————-

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

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

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

    ————————————————————————-

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

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

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

    ——————————————————————————

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

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


  • 526 VA Officials Fired for Misconduct

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

    Patriotic Americans  remember the May 2014 The VA Scandal.

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

    ——————————————————————

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

    A QUESTION FROM A WOUNDED VETERAN  COMPELLED TRUMP’S RESPONSE  

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

    ————————————————————

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

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

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

    ——————————————————————-

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

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

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

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

    —————————————————————————————–

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

    ▶ 4:12

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

    OCT 27, 2015 – Uploaded by Right Side Broadcasting Network

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

    —————————————————————————————–

    Donald Trump’s surprise promise to a wounded veteran

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

    ——————————————————————–

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

    ▶ 56:29

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

    JAN 28, 2016 – Uploaded by wwwMOXNEWScom

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

    ———————————————————————————–

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

    and, trash talking the establishment GOP contenders..

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    ——————————————————————————-

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    ——————————————————————————————

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

    ▶ 17:31

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

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

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

    ————————————————————————————-

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

    Concerned Veterans for America – Home | Facebook

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

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

    —————————————————————————————

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

    October 27, 2015  Donald Trump quote…

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

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

    INDEED….


  • People Send Me Stuff – This is Good News

    Three (3) BLM state directors removed in reorganization — sources

    Reassigning three state directors represents a major administrative change for the agency.

    DO YOU REMEMBER BLM NEVADA STATE DIRECTOR AMY LUEDERS?

    Amy Lueders was BLM Nevada director during the disastrous 2014 armed standoff with ranchers and militia groups who blocked the agency from removing hundreds of head of cattle owned by rancher Cliven Bundy that were illegally grazing on federal land.

    DO YOU REMEMBER BLM NEW MEXICO STATE DIRECTOR AMY LUEDERS?

    Amy Lueders, appointed New Mexico state director in 2015, was viewed as instrumental in helping BLM develop sweeping federal greater sage grouse conservation plans that were key in convincing the Fish and Wildlife Service not to list the bird for protection under the Endangered Species Act.

    PRIOR to her appointment as New Mexico director, Amy Lueders served on detail in BLM’s Washington headquarters overseeing SAGE GROUSE CONSERVATION as acting assistant director for renewable resources and planning.

    Zinke, a longtime critic of the federal plans, this month announced Interior will review the GROUSE PLANS to determine in part whether they are hindering energy production on public lands (Greenwire, June 7).

    New Mexico Director, Amy Lueders is among as many as 50 BLM and other Interior (SES) career officials notified this month that they are being transferred to different agencies or other positions within BLM

    Sources also confirmed that , Amy Lueders is being transferred to an unspecified position at the Fish and Wildlife Service in Albuquerque, N.M. The Washington Post first reported , Amy Lueders’ transfer.

    —————————————————————-

    Read, research and document ….

    After President Trump took office Jan 20, 2017

    MIKE NEDD  BECAME THE  BLM “ACTING” DIRECTOR IN MID MARCH 2017 according to Sally that answered Nedd’s phone in  his WA DC office 202-208-3801, today  June 30, 2017. (she was not very friendly)

    ——————————————————-

    BLM ACTING Director Nedd was not involved in the decision to transfer the state directors, a source with knowledge of the reorganization told E&E News.

    The source said Nedd was told of the transfers about an hour before the letters were sent June 15 to the employees targeted for transfer.

    ——————————————————————–

    BLM “ACTING”  Director Mike Nedd “REACTING” to as many as 50 BLM and other (SES) Interior career officials notified June 15, 2017 that they are being transferred to different agencies or other positions within BLM, click on the link

    BLM ACTING Director Nedd sent an agencywide email to all staff Date: Fri, Jun 16, 2017 at 5:35 AM  Subject: Defining Our Priorities in a Time of Change

    snippets…

    Hello Fellow BLMers,

    During this transition, it’s important we take extra care of one another and ourselves. If we do so, I know we will succeed. We’re BLM Strong, and we’ll get through this transition. We are all in this together.

    Take care and have a wonderful day! : )

    MICHAEL D. NEDD

    BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, ACTING DIRECTOR

    202-208-3801 Office mnedd@blm.gov

    —————————————————————–

    Hmmm….. Acting BLM Director Michael D. Nedd’s  5:35 AM  email’s  bottom line

    “Do all the good you can, in all the ways you can, for all the people you can, WHILE you can!

    ————————————————————–

    AND THAN, REACTING  FURTHER AFTER the  5:35 AM email  …. BLM ACTING Director Mike Nedd held a June 16, 2017 teleconference with members of the agency’s Executive Leadership Team to discuss the latest SES transfers and to prepare senior leadership for “one or two more rounds” of similar moves in the coming weeks, sources said.

    —————————————————————————–

    I was Reacting to the good news.. but as usual, I did more reading, researching and the documentation above before I posted this comment.

    We are all in this together. continue reading the good news…

    Take care and have a wonderful day! : )

    ————————————————————-

    This is the Good News

    unedited full text at the bottom

    —– Original Message —–

    From: XXX

    To: phew@wavecable.com

    Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 11:04 AM

    Subject: BLM at Interior being reorganized

    INTERIOR (DOI)

    3 BLM state directors removed in reorganization — sources

    Scott Streater, E&E News reporter

    The Bureau of Land Management is reassigning three state directors — Ruth Welch in Colorado, Bud Cribley in Alaska and Amy Lueders in New Mexico — to positions at other federal agencies as part of a broader Interior Department reorganization. BLM (Welch);Cribley/LinkedIn;BLM/Facebook (Lueders)

    The Bureau of Land Management is reassigning the directors of the Alaska, Colorado and New Mexico state offices to positions at other federal agencies as part of an Interior Department reorganization that sources say is only beginning.

    Alaska Director Bud Cribley, Colorado Director Ruth Welch and New Mexico Director Amy Lueders are among as many as 50 BLM and other Interior career officials notified this month that they are being transferred to different agencies or other positions within BLM, multiple sources with knowledge of the moves told E&E News.

    The Senior Executive Service officials were told of the transfers earlier this month and given 15 days, or until Wednesday, to either accept the transfers, retire or resign (Greenwire, June 16). Additional transfer notices will be coming as soon as this week, sources said.

    BLM and Interior Department officials have declined to provide many details about the ongoing reorganization effort, or the transfers of SES employees to other federal agencies.

    But reassigning three state directors represents a major administrative change for the agency. The trio at issue oversee 94 million acres of some of the most resource-rich and environmentally sensitive lands managed by the agency.

    It’s not clear whether anyone has been named to replace the outgoing state directors.

    Heather Swift, an Interior spokeswoman, declined to confirm that the state directors are being reassigned.

    “I have no information on specific personnel matters at this time,” Swift said in an email.

    But sources confirmed that Cribley is being transferred from the Alaska state office to an unspecified administrative position at the Fish and Wildlife Service in Washington, D.C. Cribley would have 60 days to move if he accepts the transfer, sources said.

    Welch is being reassigned to an administrative position with the Bureau of Reclamation but will remain in the Denver area.

    Sources also confirmed that Lueders is being transferred to an unspecified position at the Fish and Wildlife Service in Albuquerque, N.M. The Washington Post first reported Lueders’ transfer.

    It’s not clear whether the three state directors have agreed to the transfers. Only Cribley, who first joined BLM in 1975, has been with the agency long enough to retire with full benefits, sources said.

    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has defended the transfers in general, telling reporters last week that he wasn’t firing anyone, but rather shifting people to jobs where their skills are better suited (E&E News PM, June 21).

    Senior executives are required when they enter the SES to sign a form acknowledging they are subject to involuntary reassignments.

    By statute, reassignments must comply with proper notification requirements of at least 15 days for a transfer to another SES job within the same agency and the same commuting area, and 60 days for a transfer outside the geographic commuting area.

    “If you accept an SES position, you should be prepared to move,” Zinke said.

    More moves coming

    BLM acting Director Mike Nedd held a June 16 teleconference with members of the agency’s Executive Leadership Team to discuss the latest SES transfers and to prepare senior leadership for “one or two more rounds” of similar moves in the coming weeks, sources said.

    A BLM source said a new round of agency transfers could come as early as Thursday.

    Swift, in a brief email to E&E News, wrote that Zinke “has been absolutely out front” that transfers were coming since “his first-day address to all employees” in March.

    They are part of an Interior agencywide reboot Zinke outlined in general terms this month that calls for reorganizing the agency under a “joint system” that would shift federal employees from Washington to the field (E&E News PM, June 8).

    He has promised more details in the coming weeks.

    “Personnel moves are being conducted to better serve the taxpayer and the Department’s operations through matching Senior Executive skill sets with mission and operational requirements,” Swift wrote.

    The Trump administration’s proposed fiscal 2018 budget for BLM calls for a nearly 13 percent cut in funding from current operating levels.

    Nedd sent an agencywide email to all staff June 16 acknowledging that the budget cuts, if implemented, “could mean 1,000 fewer full-time equivalent employees across the Nation,” according to a copy of the email obtained by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility.

    Nedd’s email says the agency can probably handle most of the reduction through attrition and retirements but adds that BLM “may also seek authority from the Office of Personnel Management to offer early retirement and voluntary separation incentives later this year.”

    Nedd was not involved in the decision to transfer the state directors, a source with knowledge of the reorganization told E&E News. The source said Nedd was told of the transfers about an hour before the letters were sent June 15 to the employees targeted for transfer.

    Sources said the transfer decision came down the chain of command from James Cason, Interior’s associate deputy secretary.

    Cason, a George W. Bush-era official who served as Interior associate deputy secretary from 2001 to 2009, is co-leading an Interior rule-cutting task force (E&E News PM, April 24).

    Though details are few, the transfers have sparked questions from elected leaders. New Mexico Sen. Tom Udall (D) at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing last week expressed concern to Zinke about losing Lueders.

    Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D), attending the Western Governors’ Association annual meeting in Whitefish, Mont., told E&E News this week that he’s concerned about the impacts of losing talented BLM staffers that his office has worked with on issues like greater sage grouse management.

    “All I have is anecdotal information, but it sounds like people are being transferred away from their expertise and away from their traditional area of responsibility, and I do worry that we’re going to lose some of the institutional memory, that kind of muscle memory that allows you to get good policy and not bad policy,” Hickenlooper said.

    Montana Gov. Steve Bullock (D), also attending the WGA meeting, echoed Hickenlooper. While Bullock said it’s “laudable” to reorganize the agency to make it more effective, “we need to make sure in doing so we’re not taking steps back.”

    Political payback?

    Alaska, Colorado and New Mexico have all been involved in controversial energy development and natural resource issues in the past few years, and sources say Interior brass do not view the three state directors at issue as being compatible with the Trump administration’s stated push to promote more oil and gas development and mining activity on federal lands.

    The transfer of Cribley, who has been BLM’s Alaska state director since November 2010, comes just weeks after Zinke toured the state and announced plans to open new sections of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska to oil and gas leasing (Energywire, June 1).

    Sources said Cribley had a good relationship with Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chairwoman Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), who accompanied Zinke on part of his tour through the state last month.

    But Murkowski and other members of Alaska’s congressional delegation have long complained about federal land-use policies that they say have limited access to mineral resources and stifled economic development.

    Welch, appointed Colorado state director in June 2014, helped broker agreements throwing out already-issued oil and gas leases in the Thompson Divide portion of the White River National Forest and atop the sensitive Roan Plateau.

    Welch stood next to former Interior Secretary Sally Jewell during a ceremony in Denver announcing both agreements; the leader of an industry trade group derided the ceremony as “despicable” (E&E News PM, Nov. 17, 2016).

    Lueders, appointed New Mexico state director in 2015, was viewed as instrumental in helping BLM develop sweeping federal greater sage grouse conservation plans that were key in convincing the Fish and Wildlife Service not to list the bird for protection under the Endangered Species Act.

    Prior to her appointment as New Mexico director, she served on detail in BLM’s Washington headquarters overseeing sage grouse conservation as acting assistant director for renewable resources and planning.

    Zinke, a longtime critic of the federal plans, this month announced Interior will review the grouse plans to determine in part whether they are hindering energy production on public lands (Greenwire, June 7).

    Lueders was also BLM Nevada director during the disastrous 2014 armed standoff with ranchers and militia groups who blocked the agency from removing hundreds of head of cattle owned by rancher Cliven Bundy that were illegally grazing on federal land.

    Other moves

    Other high-ranking BLM officials are also being transferred.

    Among them is Salvatore Lauro, who directs the agency’s Office of Law Enforcement and Security.

    Lauro is scheduled to be transferred to the Fish and Wildlife Service as chief of FWS’s Office of Law Enforcement.

    The current FWS Office of Law Enforcement chief, Bill Woody, will essentially switch places with Lauro and is scheduled to be transferred to head up BLM’s Office of Law Enforcement and Security.

    In addition, Janine Velasco, BLM’s assistant director of business, fiscal and information resources management, is being transferred to an unspecified administrative position at FWS in Washington.

    Reporter Jennifer Yachnin contributed.

    —————————————————————————

    “Do all the good you can, in all the ways you can, for all the people

    you can, WHILE you can!


  • 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.

    ———————————————————-

    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?

    ———————————————————————

    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!

    —————————————————–

    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

    ———————————————

     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.

    ————————————————————————-

    “In God we trust.”

    Long may Old Glory wave!

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

    Amen


  • Trump Draining the Swamp in 100 Days?

    Trump Draining the Swamp in 100 Days?

    ON OCT 18, 2016  PRESIDENT ELECT TRUMP DID A NEWS RELEASE AND TWEET ABOUT DRAINING THE SWAMP

    Trump Pledges To Drain The Swamp And Impose Congressional …

    https://www.donaldjtrump.com/press-releases/trump-pledges-to-drain-the-swamp

    Oct 18, 2016 – Donald J. Trump is the very definition of the American success story, continually setting the standards of excellence … It is time to drain the swamp in Washington, D.C. … Your jobs will come back under a Trump Administration.

    Together, we are going to deliver real change that puts America First.

    We are going to renegotiate our terrible trade deals, end illegal immigration, stop the massive inflow of refugees, reduce surging crime, cut taxes and regulations, unleash job-producing American energy, rebuild our military and take vote of our Vets, and repeal and replace the disaster known as Obamacare.

    ——————————————————————————–

    THEN ON OCT 22, 2016 – GETTYSBURG, PA: IN HISTORIC GETTYSBURG, PA, DONALD J. TRUMP MADE A CONTRACT WITH AMERICAN VOTERS AND PRESENTED PLAN FOR HIS FIRST 100 DAYS IN OFFICE.

    AND THEN PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS ELECT PRESIDENT NOV 8, 2016

    GLOBALLY  SPEAKING, THE SHOT HEARD AROUND THE WORLD

    INDEED, IT WASN’T JUST DEMOCRATS AND REJECTED  ESTABLISHMENT REPUBLICANS THAT DIDN’T UNDERSTAND WHY DONALD J. TRUMP WAS ELECTED PRESIDENT ON NOV 8, 2016.

    AND THEN THE SNOW FLAKES STARTED FALLING, AND…

    Rioting Snowflakes: Hillary Fanatics Burn Flag, Threaten To Kill “Not …

    www.zerohedge.com/…/2016…/rioting-snowflakes-hillary-fanatics-burn-flag-threaten…

    Rioting Snowflakes: Hillary Fanatics Burn Flag, Threaten To Kill “Not My President” Trump. Tyler Durden’s picture. by Tyler … Nov 9, 2016 8:40 PM

    ——————————————————————

    WHAT A FLIPPED OUT TIZZY FIT FEEDING FRENZY THE LIBERAL REPORTERS HAD, WHEN PRESIDENT TRUMP ELECTED.

    WHY WAS TRUMP ELECTED PRESIDENT ON NOV 8, 2016?

    LOL THE RUSSIANS DID IT…

    CONSPIRACY THEORY  FAKE NEWS MEDIA BLAH.. BLAH.. BLAH,

    ————————————————————————–

    THANK GOD PRESIDENT ELECT TRUMP WAS  A MULTI-TASKER

    ——————————————————————————

    PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP TOOK OFFICE ON JAN 20, 2017

    AND THEN THE PRESIDENT HAD TO DRAIN THE SWAMP

    THE FIRST 100 DAYS OF PRESIDENT TRUMP IS TODAY APR 29, 2017

    HOW MANY OF PRESIDENT TRUMP’S  FIRST 100 DAYS WERE SPENT TRACKING DOWN AND FLUSHING OUT THE OBAMA LEFTOVERS, (SES) AND OTHER POLITICO ESTABLISHMENTS BACK STABBERS Etal. LURKING IN THE STAGNANT WATERS OF THE WA DC SWAMP?

    ——————————————————————————-

    INFORMED HARD WORKING AMERICAN CITIZENS KNEW WHY TRUMP WAS ELECTED PRESIDENT ON NOV 8, 2016

    DONALD TRUMP AND HIS MILLIONS OF DEPLORABLE VOTERS KNEW EXACTLY WHY!

    TO HELL WITH POLITICAL CORRECTNESS

    TO HELL WITH THE OFFENDED

    DRAIN THE WA DC SWAMP

    GET RID OF OBAMACARE

    BUILD THE WALL

    MAKE AMERICA SAFE AGAIN

    AMERICA FIRST

    GET RID OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS THAT CRUSHED THE AMERICAN ECONOMY?

    ———————————————————————-

    PRESIDENT TRUMPS FIRST 100 DAYS ACCOMPLISHMENTS FOR AMERICAN CITIZENS IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA?

    REALLY..  HOW FAR BACK SHOULD WE START?

    THE 911 ATTACK? BY TERRORISTS

    THE 17 YEAR WAR IN THE MIDDLE EAST?

    OR SHOULD WE JUST START COUNTING  AFTER  EIGHT YEARS OF A TOTALLY DYSFUNCTIONAL FEDERAL GOVERNMENT LEADERSHIP BY OBAMA, HIS PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRATS AND THE UNACCOMPLISHED ESTABLISHMENT REPUBLICANS?

    OBAMACARE?

    THE 20 TRILLION DOLLAR DEBT?

    ————————————————————

    BUT FIRST PRESIDENT TRUMP HAD TO DRAIN THE WA DC SWAMP.

    THANK GOD PRESIDENT TRUMP IS A MULTI-TASKER

    STARTING,  JAN 20, 2017 ONE OF THE MOST REMARKABLE THING THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP DID?

    TO HOLD  LISTENING SESSION IN THE WHITE HOUSE TO IDENTIFY THE SPECIFIC ISSUES IN THE USA.

    YEP.. IN THE WHITE HOUSE, CABINET ROOM, ROOSEVELT ROOM….

    THERE ARE A LOT OF WAYS TO GET VALUE OUT OF LISTENING SESSIONS, SO, PRESIDENT TRUMP DID A LOT OF  THINKING AND PLANNING AHEAD OF TIME

    Trump holds ‘listening session’ for ‘victims’ of ObamaCare – The Week

    theweek.com/speedreads/685662/trump-holds-listening-session-victims-obamacare

    Mar 13, 2017 – President Trump sat down with a group of frustrated Americans on Monday to talk about the “very, very failed and failing ObamaCare law.

    ———————————————————————

    GO FIGURE…

    CNN CUTS FEED AGAIN. WHITE HOUSE OBAMACARE VICTIMS LISTENING SESSION.

    The Liberty Eagle1024 × 576Search by image

    ————————————————————————————–

    LINKS TO THE REMARKS OF PRESIDENT TRUMP ON LISTENING SESSIONS ARE BELOW

    —————————————————————————-

    ANOTHER REMARKABLE THING, TRUMP DID AS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, HE STARTED TWEETING ON JAN 20, 2017.

    WHAT A FLIPPED OUT TIZZY FIT FEEDING FRENZY THE REPORTERS HAD, WHEN PRESIDENT TRUMP BASICALLY SAID ….

    TO HELL WITH THE LIBERAL BIASED FAUX (FAKE OR FALSE) NEWS MEDIA BLAH.. BLAH…BLAH… 

    CHIEF WHITE HOUSE STRATEGIST STEVE BANNON, CALLED REPORTERS THE “OPPOSITION PARTY” AND SAID “THE MEDIA SHOULD BE EMBARRASSED AND HUMILIATED AND KEEP ITS MOUTH SHUT AND JUST LISTEN FOR A WHILE.”

    —————————————————————————–

    MEANWHILE PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS LISTENING AT THE WHITE HOUSE

    ———————————————————-

    PRESIDENT TRUMP  MADE REMARKS BY ON THE LISTENING SESSIONS

    Remarks by President Trump in Listening Session with the National Association of Manufacturers

    March 31, 2017

    Remarks by President Trump in Listening Session on Opioids and Drug Abuse

    March 28, 2017

    Remarks by President Trump in Listening Session with the Fraternal Order of Police

    March 28, 2017

    Remarks by President Trump and Veterans Affairs Secretary Shulkin at Veterans Affairs Listening Session

    March 17, 2017

    Remarks by President Trump in a Listening Session on Healthcare

    March 13, 2017

    Remarks by President Trump in National Economic Council Listening Session with CEOs of Small and Community Banks

    March 07, 2017

    Remarks by President Trump in Parent-Teacher Conference Listening Session

    March 03, 2017

    Remarks by the Vice President at a Listening Session with Historically Black Colleges and Universities

    February 27, 2017

    Remarks by President Trump in Listening Session with Health Insurance Company CEOs

    February 26, 2017

    Remarks by President Trump at Listening Session on Domestic and International Human Trafficking

    February 23, 2017

    Remarks by President Trump in Listening Session with Members of Congress

    February 15, 2017

    Remarks by President Trump in Listening Session with the Retail Industry Leaders Association and Member Company CEOs

    February 14, 2017

    Remarks by President Trump Before SCOTUS Listening Session

    February 09, 2017

    Remarks by President Trump in African American History Month Listening Session

    January 31, 2017

    ————————————————————-

    WHAT HAS OUR REMARKABLE PRESIDENT TRUMP ACCOMPLISHED IN HIS 100 DAYS?

    LISTENING TO AMERICAN CITIZEN

    COMMUNICATING  DIRECTLY WITH US  AND TO US  “WE THE PEOPLE”

    CLICK ON THE TOP LINK FOR  THE FIRST 16 PAGES..

    FROM THE WHITE HOUSE

    ——————————————————

    GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP AND HIS FAMILY

    WITHOUT AMERICA THERE WOULD BE NO FREE WORLD

    WITHOUT PRESIDENT TRUMP THERE WOULD BE NO “AMERICA FIRST”

    GOD BLESS AMERICA

    President Trump Draining the Swamp in 100 Days?

    I say, we give President Trump  a bit more time..

    IT’S A REALLY, REALLY BIG SWAMP

    MAY THE FIRST 100 DAYS OF PRESIDENT TRUMP’S “AMERICA FIRST” BE CONTINUED FOR 8 MORE YEARS….


  • Marv Chastian – Back to 1492

    Marv Chastian – Back to 1492

    A plan which is now in process of becoming federal policy ~ was hatched many years ago by two radical eco-freaks – Dave Forman the Earthfirst guy and Oregon State prof, Reed Noss.

    ——————————————————————————–

    “It is a bold attempt to grope our way back to October 1492 and find a different trail, a trail overgrown and nearly forgotten” – Words of Dave Forman, founder of Earth First – and more recently, a director of The Sierra Club. He goes on to describe his intellectual child, The Wildlands Plan: “We seek wolf tracks rather than gold” . . “Return big, charismatic species such as buffalo, grizzly bears, elk, wolves, puma (otherwise known as cougars) to their pre-Columbian haunts.” These are words he used to describe his plan for America – about 20 years ago. At the time, it appeared to be just another crazy rant. Today, it is a shadow plan being stealthily realized by government fiat.
    He goes on: “a vast system of connected wilderness reserves that would crisscross the continent . These reserves would dwarf the largest national parks. Rather than build roads, laborers would remove existing ones, along with dams, power lines and other human-made structures. Planners would choose the reserve sites with plants and animals, not people , in mind, selecting them not for recreational opportunities, but for their ecological potential. Up to half the contiguous United States would be involved in a transformation whereby “islands” of civilization would be surrounded by wilderness tracts and corridors.”
    Note: since the animals would be connected, the people would not – except by air – and probably we would be forbidden to use airplanes, since they might disturb the animals.

    “We live for the day when grizzlies in Chihuahua have an unbroken connection to grizzlies in Alaska, when grey wolf populations are continuous from New Mexico to Greenland, when vast, unbroken forests and flowing plains again thrive and support pre-Columian populations of plants and animals”. So says Forman and co-author Reed Noss, prof at Oregon State in Corvallis, OR.

    50 Grizzlies require about 12 million acres – about a dozen Olympic National Parks)

    “Our goal is to create a new political reality based on the needs of other species”, Forman. In 1492, Cholera, rabies, smallpox, yellow fever were rampant. Without modern medicine, industry, etc and with people stacked up in big city high rises, they would become rampant again.

    You can bet the half of the US to be converted to an animal park is the Western Half – not the Eastern. It starts with places such as the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State. Not too many people live here. It you destroy their livelihoods and industry, they will leave on their own.

    This is the philosophy behind the Elwha fiasco. Salmon is simply a word thrown in to get the backing of the public. But destroying the only spawning area for Elwha salmon certainly is not the way to enhance them. Forman’s dream is coming true. Do you like it?

    Government has already torn up many forest roads. Bureaucrats are working to deny people water, insist on huge “buffer zones” for most everything. They like to call it “science”. But it has all the earmarks of religion. Real science is that which you can prove. Unproven theories can just as easily be religion as science.

    For a dozen years bureaucrats working on unproven theories have denied us the use of a fabulous 70 acre piece of ground right next to the Port Angeles harbor. A few years ago, they denied us the valuable use of another large tract of waterfront property using the tribe as their excuse. The (so called) natives are simply immigrants who’s ancestors got here earlier than our European ancestors. Yet the WILD LANDS plan hints that maybe they will be allowed to stay in the great animal park to hunt with bow and arrow? I don’t think so. But, the idea is loaded with sentimentality – so they use it.

    One interesting and revealing clue about the true philosophy of modern “animal rights activists” is their selection of the species they attribute rights to. They are nearly all predators. Early settlers battled hugely against predators. Predators killed their livestock and sometimes people. To encourage people with the necessary skills and weapons, they put bounties on wolves and other predatory creatures. And I recall from my youth, men I knew who made their living off those bounties. Today, those bounties have been replaced with fines and/or imprisonment if you do kill predators. All of that helps to discourage folks from living in the country and eliminates attractive species (deer, elk, mountain goats, etc)

    I have video that shows salmon runs in the Elwha were excellent 50 years after the dams were built. Also video of the gorgeous Trumpeter Swans which visit the Elwha each winter – but not again after this coming one, and video showing the disgusting landscape and air full of rock dust when the upper lake was drawn down by only 10% back in the 90s. If your group would like to see it, let me know.

    marv@marvchastain.com

    Back to 1492

    I introduced you to MARV CHASTAIN

    —————————————————

    Let me re-introduce you to GEORGE C. RAINS SR. my Dad.

    The Long Range Plan of NPS 1944-2016

    The Long Range Plan of NPS 1944-2016

    In a conversation at Sol Duc Hot Springs between the acting Olympic National Park Superintendent Preston Macy and my father George C. Rains Sr. in 1944.

    “George, I should not tell you this, but the long range plan of the National Park Service is to take the whole Olympic Peninsula over and put it in the Olympic National Park and move everyone off the Olympic Peninsula.”

    JULY  2011, POSTED  BY CITIZENS REVIEW ONLINE

    Conspiracy Exposed – Citizen Review Online

    www.citizenreviewonline.org/2011/Jul/George_Rains_Statements.pdf

    The notarized document “Conspiracy Exposed” was written on Oct. 8,1992 by. George C. Rains Sr. when he was 77 years old. The referenced “Conspiracy” was …

    Another chapter in the Book of Revelations by Pearl Revere

    The Long Range Plan of the National Park Service 1944-2016  is Exposed

    ——————————————————————————-

    My Dad and Marv are gone….

    They were two old timers with a history and  they had “living memories” of how it used to be in America. They spent many years of their lives trying to protect our rights.

    Dad and Marv may rest in peace, now that Donald J. Trump is President of the United States Of America

    They were two of many, since day one, who acknowledged, encouraged, supported and enabled me in my endeavor to become an American Somebody.

    Jan 26, 2011, American Citizens were afraid of what their  government was going to do to them.   That was unacceptable to me. And, I thought somebody should do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody, and I have been doing something about that ever since.

    Donald J. Trump is President. I have “living memories” of how it used to be in America.

    Behind My Back | Find Your Park Forget Me Not

    www.behindmyback.org/2016/02/13/find-your-park-forget-me-not/

    Feb 13, 2016 – UNBELIEVABLE… Find Your Park Forget Me Not. Built in 1910 and 1926 respectively, the Elwha dam (108 feet high) and Glines Canyon dam …
    And, I shall continue to support my President.

     


  • Marv Chastain Noted and Remembered

    Marv Chastain Noted and Remembered

    Marv Chastain passed away 3/20/17

    Indeed, Through many years, We read Marv’s comments, we made note, we saved it, and we shared it and we will long remember and cherish Marv Chastain’s life long fight to protect the rights of American citizens.

    —– Original Message —–

    From: Marv Chastain

    To: pearl hewett

    Sent: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 11:30 AM

    Subject: Re: Let me introduce you to MARV

    Behind My Back | Back to 1492

    Marv said….

    THANKS PEARL.  I HAVE SOMETIMES WONDERED IF ANYBODY READ IT – LET ALONE SAVED IT.  BUT WE CAN SURE AS HELL SEE IT COMING TO PASS NOW.

    ——————————————————————————-

    Indeed, we did read it, saved it, sent it out and we remember Marv Chastain

    March 25, 2017 Memorial to Marv’s Spirit from B in Grays Harbor County
    —————-
    Marv Chastain passed away 3/20/17
    —————————————-

    So sorry to hear this Karl. I never had the privilege of meeting Marv in person. Only through our digital communications with the group. His input and views have always been very enlightening to me as with yours and Pearls. Learned a lot, laughed a lot and shook my head even more so, in agreement. Surely I will keep his memory with me. His cyber friendship to all of us, though so brief, is worth a page in our book of life.  We lost another good patriot, our neighbor Debra Perry, also on the 20th,  who served as our republican district caucus leader for years. God gained two true souls that day, who while on earth touched ours.It’s never to late to thank Marv for his friendship and goodwill.  Spirits are a powerful energy. Isn’t that what Marv left us all with? The powerful energy of his spirit to carry on? and believe in those dreams and in ourselves? We can thank him everyday for that spirit of friendship, to carry on. Next time I feel like giving up, I will think of Marv, his love for our country, of life and how he never gave up. He kept his faith. 

    I’ll put a blessing in a card from us, for Jolene and get it off this week.

    Best to you all and thanks again

    Brooke

    —————————————————————————————–

    Editorial by Marv Chastain. Posted 6/3/2010

    Removal of the Elwha Dams – The great Olympic Peninsula …

    www.citizenreviewonline.org/2010/Jun/dams.html

    Editorial by Marv Chastain. Posted 6/3/2010. Clallam County, WA – In 1992, Congress decreed that the Elwha River must be restored. While everything else in …

    Removal of the Elwha Dams – The great Olympic Peninsula Environmental Scam

    Editorial by Marv Chastain

    Posted 6/3/2010

    Clallam County, WA – In 1992, Congress decreed that the Elwha River must be restored. While everything else in the bill was defined, they never got around to saying what it should be “restored” to. Since nobody knows what it was in pre-settlement days, the “what” has been left up to the bureaucrats. In the intervening 18 years, they have decided that the great salmon runs of the past must be restored. However, their planning does not seem to reach to anything in the ocean and blithely ignores the fact that most of the salmon do not return because they are being caught in the ocean anywhere from Siberia to Alaska to Canada to the US straits of Juan de Fuca, not only by commercial fishermen of the world, but by a huge army of US-protected sea lions, seals and other fish-eating birds and mammals.

    They have focused on the two power dams built in the early 20th century without fish ladders. Now there is no question that leaving out the fish ladders was a big mistake (they substituted a hatchery for the legal requirement for a fish ladder, with the approval of the state legislature). However, it was a mistake that could have been corrected at any time – even now. Environmental groups – Sierra Club, Earth First, and others have consistently blocked any effort to build those fish ladders, insisting on removing the dams, so now the government has bought the dams, including about 900 acres of good timber with plans to destroy those dams and the lakes they have created – in 2012. (Evidently it has taken 20 years to figure out “how”.)

    It appears the real problem is that one of those two dams in located inside the Olympic National Park (ONP). It is a big man-made structure that has created a beautiful lake (Mills) that is home to a great variety of waterfowl, water mammals and FISH. But, park people do not like anything man-made (except money).

    That dam was built in 1927, long before the ONP became a national park, by a group of local entrepreneurs headed up by Thomas Aldwell . The same group built the first dam about five miles up from the river mouth in 1910-13. Those two dams produced the first electricity for the city of Port Angeles and the local mills. During World War I, the first dam produced electricity to run the Bremerton Navy yard. As time has gone by, the local demand for electricity has exceeded the output of the two dams, so a power line from Bonneville (built in the 1930s) supplies Port Angeles and the dams’ power goes exclusively to the Daishowa paper mill.

    Just removing the dams won’t do. When the first dam was built, qualified engineering was hard to come by on this peninsula (1910). They built a huge concrete block but failed to get is properly secured to the river bed. When they closed the gates and filled up the lake, the full pressure of 100 feet of water, pushed the river right under the dam. This project was one which the dam owners had everything invested in and they were desperate. They set off a huge blast of dynamite in the rock cliffs on each of the side of the river, blowing rock down into the river bed and filling in about 75 feet behind the dam.

    When the dam is removed, there will still be a 75 foot rock and fill dam that goes back at least 100 yards from the concrete dam. That will have to be removed if salmon are to ascend the river. That will involve diverting the flow (you can’t operate heavy construction equipment in a flowing river and a salmon can’t jump 75 feet).
    Original cost estimate was $329 million 1992 dollars

    Ever hear of a big government project with vague parameters that cost less than the original estimate? That’s at least half a billion in today’s dollars.

    Loss of waterfowl and mammals

    Elwha lakes are heavily used by waterfowl (about 20 different species) and water mammals such as beaver, according to a survey of waterfowl  done (at your expense) by Martha Jordan, secretary of the Trumpeter Swan Society and an honest scientist. Somehow, that survey got carefully left out of the government’s Environmental Impact Statement.

    20+ million cubic yards of gunk

    The deluge of detritus released by removal of the lower dam will inundate the river below the dam with an average of six feet of gunk (per the government’s own scientific report). That is the only spawning ground for the fabulous Elwha Chinook – a distinct sub- species. A salmon hatchery has been built in another stream to hatch Elwha Chinook to replace the sub-species that will be destroyed. But, a government report, bearing the name of “Winter” (Brian Winter – chief of the government Dam destruction team?) written before the project was hatched, warns that this tactic may not work and an entire population should not be destroyed in anticipation that it will.

    It is also highly questionable if the salmon hatched in another stream will somehow know they are Elwha salmon. Nobody knows the mechanism or timing for a salmon being imprinted with his/her native stream.

    Why not just build a fish ladder and allow them to go on up?

    Trumpeter Swans on lake Aldwell – The world’s largest waterfowl – magnificent

    To be evicted by the Elwha project

    $27 Million Dollar “ Deal

    The government bought the dams and 900 acres of good timber for the bargain price of $27,000,000. They did so with the threat that if the owner didn’t sell, they would be forced to remove the dams at their own expense. I have it on what I consider good authority that the power produced by the dams earned the owners a nine million dollar profit in the last year they owned them. That extortion generated profit now goes to the National Park Service (NPS).  That profit may be the number one reason that removal has been delayed year-by-year now for about 12 years.

    Waterfowl List

    Following is a list of waterfowl who use the lakes as habitat

     

    Common name                            Scientific name                            nesting?

    Loon                                             Gavia Immer                                  Y

    Eared Grebe                                Podicepts nigricollis                    Y

    Pied-billed grebe                        Podilymbus podiceps                  Y

    Double-crested Cormorant     Phalacrocorax auritus

    Great Blue Heron                       Ardea herodias

    Tundra Swan                              Cygnus columbianus

    Trumpeter Swan                        Cygnus buccinator

    Canada Goose                           Branta canadensis                        Y (and rearing)

    Mallard                                         Anas platyrhynchos                     Y (and rearing)

    Gadwall                                        Anas strepera

    Green-winged teal                     Anas crecca

    American wigeon                      Anas americana

    Eurasian wigeon                       Anas penlope

    Northern pintail                          Anas acuta

    Northern shoveler                     Anas clypeata         

    Wood duck                                  Aix sponsa                                    Y

    Ring-neck duck                          Aythya collaris                              Y

    Greater scaup                             Aythya marila                                Y

    Common goldeneye                 Bucephala clangula                      Y

    Bufflehead                                   Bucephala albeola                        Y

    Common merganser                Bucephala albeola                        Y (and rearing)

    Hooded merganser                   Lophodytes cucullatus                Y

    American Coot                           Fulica americanna

    Spotted sandpiper                     Acitits macularia

    Osprey                                          Pandion haliaetus

    Belted Kingfisher                       Ceyrle alcyon

     

    Note: The above list is of waterfowl observed by Martha Jordan in 1994 and 1995. That does not necessarily mean it is the only waterfowl that use or nest around the lakes. This survey was paid for by the park service, but left out of their EIS (for obvious reasons).

    Strange supporters

    Why does the Audubon Society and other groups calling themselves “environmental”  support this fiasco?

    Reliable reports indicate spotted owls nest in the area.

    The cost to salmon

    The Elwha dams, unlike most hydro-electric dams, are operated on a “run of the river” basis. That is, they are normally run in such a fashion that the outflow is as nearly as possible identical to the inflow – giving the lakes a normal water level. However, in dry summers, extra water is spilled to help the salmon runs. When the dams are out, where will this extra water come from?

    The dams produce an average of 19 megawatts of electrical power. They do this with nearly century old equipment. With modern equipment, they could produce much more.

    Cost may include someone’s well

    Bottom pressure on Lake Mills is in excess of 8700 lbs per square foot. Geologic maps show a fault line running diagonally across the lake. Logic says this amount of pressure is forcing water into the fault and then into an acquifer. Who’s well will go dry when the lake is drained?

    The magnificent claims by the dam buster group that 400,000 salmon will return to the Elwha after the dams are removed, consists primarily of pink and chum salmon.   These fish do not rear in a river. They just hatch out and drift down to salt water. Hence they can be hatched in any stream and do not need the Elwha’s resources.  .  .  .  .  .JMC  

    6/3/2010

    Marv asked, Why not just build a fish ladder and allow them to go on up?

    And, Marv Chastain. posted this
    Removal of the Elwha Dams – The great Olympic Peninsula Environmental Scam

    —————————————————————–

    July 29, 2015 Marv said

    Thanks Pearl.  I have sometimes wondered if anybody read it – let alone saved it.  But we can sure as hell see it coming to pass now.

    ————————————————————-

    Mar 25, 2017  But we can sure as hell see it coming to pass now.

    Battered by Dam Removal – Elwha Bridge

    Posted on January 11, 2017 4:26 pm by Pearl Rains Hewett

    Battered by Dam Removal Elwha Bridge Destroyed

    A DAM TRAGEDY THE ELWHA RIVER BRIDGE.


  • WikiLeak Blows the Whistle on Hillary

    ACCORDING TO THE LATEST LEAKED EMAILS , HILLARY’S PRIVATE DREAM TEAM, LED  BY  JOHN PODESTA  TARGETS GROUPS SUCH AS GAYS, BLACKS, CATHOLICS, ETC. THE WORKING STIFF CATHOLICS (IRISH, ITALIAN, POLISH, AND MEXICAN) AND THEN USES THEM FOR VOTES. …

    WIKILEAKS ABOUT HILLARY’S HEMISPHERIC DREAM TEAMS POLITICAL AGENDA IS ABSOLUTELY STUNNING..

    AS IN STUN GUN.

    —————————————————————————-

    VOTE TRUMP FOR PRESIDENT, TRUTH IS WHAT YOU SEE AND TRUTH IS WHAT YOU GET AMERICA FIRST period

    ————————————————————————-

    VOTE HILLARY FOR PRESIDENT, WHAT YOU GET?  IS A LYING’ TWO FACED ANTI- AMERICAN POLITICIAN.

    2016  TWO FACED, LYING’ HILLARY’S  PRIVATE AND PUBLIC POLITICAL CAMPAIGN POLICY

    WOW… LACK OF TRANSPARENCY IS A HUGE POLITICAL ADVANTAGE.

    BUT, GOLLY GOSH AND GEE WHIZ…..

    LOOK, I WISH WE COULD MAKE IT ALL TRANSPARENT 

    BUT, PRIVATE COLLABORATION EFFORTS ARE NECESSARY TO BE SUCCESSFUL, POLITICALLY

    “BUT IF EVERYBODY’S WATCHING,

    YOU KNOW, ALL OF THE BACK ROOM DISCUSSIONS AND THE DEALS,

    YOU KNOW, THEN PEOPLE GET A LITTLE NERVOUS, TO SAY THE LEAST.

    SO, YOU NEED BOTH A PUBLIC AND A PRIVATE POSITION.”

    SO,   POLITICALLY  IT IS  REALLY, REALLY CRITICAL FOR HILLARY’S  PRIVATE DREAM TEAM TO HIDE THEIR REAL BIGOTRY AND  BIAS AGAINST WE THE PEOPLE.

    AND YES POLITICALLY, IT NECESSARY TO USE THE STUPIDITY OF THE AMERICAN VOTER OR WHATEVER, FOR CLINTON TO BE ELECTED PRESIDENT.

    REALLY HILLARY? 

    HOW STUPID DO YOU THINK  VOTING AMERICAN GROUPS SUCH AS GAYS, BLACKS, CATHOLICS, ETC. AND, THE WORKING STIFF’S  CATHOLICS (IRISH, ITALIAN, POLISH, AND MEXICAN) ARE?

    NEVER UNDERESTIMATE AND INSULT THE INTELLIGENCE OF AMERICAN CITIZENS

    WIKILEAKE HAS EXPOSED THE REAL YOU AND YOURS ….

    WE THE PEOPLE ARE GOING OUT AND TELL FRIENDLY REPORTERS AND EVERYBODY ELSE

    LOOK WHAT HILLARY HAS DONE, BEHIND OUR BACKS BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, AND YOU ARE GOING TO GET CREDIT FOR ALL OF IT, ON ALL ALTERNATIVE MEDIA, EMAILS AND BLOGS..FACEBOOK, TWITTER AND TWEETS…

    10/29/13 *CLINTON TALKS ABOUT THE CHALLENGES RUNNING FOR OFFICE* *Hillary Clinton Said There Was “A Bias Against People Who Have Led Successful And/Or Complicated Lives,”

    2016 TRUMP TALKS ABOUT THE CHALLENGES RUNNING FOR OFFICE. AGAINST A  MULTI- RIGGED BIASED POLITICAL SYSTEM  AGAINST WE THE PEOPLE.

    OCT 17, 2016 NO DUH HILLARY,

    YOU DO THINK THERE IS A GROWING SENSE OF ANXIETY AND EVEN ANGER IN THE COUNTRY OVER THE FEELING THAT THE GAME IS RIGGED

    INDEED, PRETENTIOUS, SNOBBISH,  LA DE DA, HILLARY IS FAR REMOVED FROM THE STRUGGLES OF THE MIDDLE CLASS.

    ABSOLUTELY, HILLARY IS LIVING IN THE  LAP OF LUXURY FROM THE FORTUNES SHE AND HER HUSBAND AMASSED IN THEIR GLOBAL PAY AND PLAY SCHEMES.

    INDEED …HILLARY IS OUT OF TOUCH ON AMERICA …

    *CLINTON ADMITS SHE IS OUT OF TOUCH* *HILLARY CLINTON: “I’M KIND OF FAR REMOVED” FROM THE STRUGGLES OF THE MIDDLE CLASS “BECAUSE THE LIFE I’VE LIVED AND THE ECONOMIC, YOU KNOW, FORTUNES THAT MY HUSBAND AND I NOW ENJOY.” *“AND I AM NOT TAKING A POSITION ON ANY POLICY, BUT I DO THINK THERE IS A GROWING SENSE OF ANXIETY AND EVEN ANGER IN THE COUNTRY OVER THE FEELING THAT THE GAME IS RIGGED.

    PRETENTIOUS, SNOBBISH,  LA DE DA, HILLARY IS FAR REMOVED FROM THE STRUGGLES OF THE MIDDLE CLASS ESPECIALLY IN HER MANNER AND SPEECH AT GOLDMAN-BLACK ROCK, 2/4/14]

    WikiLeaks Here’s the full excerpt of the Hillary’s remarks from the e-mail in question,