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  • U.S.A. Becoming a Police State?

    Who’s to keep AMERICA  from becoming a police state?

    Angry American Voters

    WE THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES WERE ANGRY LONG BEFORE DONALD TRUMP DECIDED TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT.

    Everybody in the U.S.A. IS ANGRY OR OFFENDED  BY SOMETHING AND/OR SOMEBODY.

    WHO’S ANGRY AND WHO’S VIOLENT?

    MANY ANGRY, OFFENDED PEOPLE  RESORTED TO VIOLENCE, KILLING COPS, ARSON  LOOTING, AND DISRUPTING.

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    WHO’S ANGRY? AND WHO’S VOTING FOR DONALD TRUMP?

    GO FIGURE….

    DONALD TRUMPS 2015-2016 DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE FROM THE  CORRUPTING  INFLUENCE OF POLITICO ESTABLISHMENTS SUPER PACTS POLITICAL $$$$$ CONTRIBUTIONS .

    DONALD TRUMP CAN NOT BE BOUGHT AND HE WILL NOT SELL  AMERICAN CITIZENS OUT TO ANY COUNTRY OR ESTABLISHMENT.

    What’s to STOP AMERICA  from becoming a police state?

    WE THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES AND DONALD TRUMP, SHALL  ACT AND VOTE FOR THE RESTORATION OF  THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION AND THE BILL OF RIGHTS.

    WE THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America…

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    AS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

    DONALD TRUMP HAS PLEDGED   …

    RESTORATION OF JUSTICE

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    Just asking? Just saying…. Would that pledged include?

    NO MORE AG LYNCHING OF AMERICAN CITIZENS

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    ALL LIVES MATTER

    APPOINTING CONSERVATIVE SUPREME COURT JUSTICES
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    RESTORATION OF DOMESTIC TRANQUILITY,

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    RESTORATION OF LAW AND ORDER

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    RESTORATION OF THE COMMON DEFENSE,  PROTECTING AMERICAN CITIZENS FROM THEIR OWN U.S. GOVERNMENT, TERRORISTS  AND ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS

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    RESTORATION OF THE GENERAL WELFARE, STATE SOVEREIGNTY, ALL LIVES MATTER, BRINGING JOBS BACK TO AMERICA, VETS LIVES MATTER, STATE CONTROLLED EDUCATION FOR OUR CHILDREN.

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    RESTORATION TO SECURE THE BLESSINGS OF LIBERTY TO OURSELVES, THE BLESSING OF ONE NATION UNDER GOD, REBUILDING THE MILITARY

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    RESTORATION OF OUR POSTERITY, ECONOMIC, BUILDING A FENCE, CLOSING DOWN THE BOARDERS,  STOP THE GOVERNMENT CORRUPTION AND GIVING PUBLIC LAND BACK TO THE PEOPLE
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    WHO’S ANGRY AND WHO’S VIOLENT?

    As an informed citizen, I consider the following case to be one of the biggest domestic (homeland security) threats to American liberty.

    The Guardian1 day ago
    County Sheriff Nelson said Finicum was struck in the back by three of the bullets, which were fired by state troopers who were behind him as he appeared to reach for a weapon.
    Shooting death of LaVoy Finicum justified, necessary, prosecutor says
    shows that the three fatal shots , fired by Oregon State Police were justified “and, in fact, necessary”
     To see and hear what it was like to have been in the vehicle, watch this video:
    It has created a new American awakening from both the Left and the Right. It “shocks our conscience.”

    Dramatic video from inside Finicum’s vehicle – The Westerner

    thewesterner.blogspot.com/…/dramaticvideo-from-insidefinicums.html

    12 hours ago – Dramatic video from inside Finicum’s vehicle. Footage released by Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday shows the moment that Robert …

    The American people are outraged at this inhumanity, this brutality and barbarism by the courts and law enforcement.

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    APPOINTING SUPREME COURT JUSTICES?

    Utah v Strieff Oral Argument | Video | C-SPAN.org

    www.c-span.org/video/?404140-1/utahvstriefforalargument

     0:345 on the video.

    Feb 2, 2016 oral statement that Justice Sotomayor

    Reasonable cause? Probable cause in the course of a police stop?

    What’s to keep us from becoming a police state?

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    WHO’S TO KEEP AMERICA FROM BECOMING A POLICE STATE?
    VOTING AMERICAN CITIZENS WERE ANGRY LONG BEFORE DONALD TRUMP DECIDED TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT.
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    JEANETTE FINICUM RESPONDS TO OREGON STATE AND FBI INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

    According to the news story from Portland Oregon: “Officials investigating the death of Robert [LaVoy] Finicum are ready to release results” of the fatal shooting “during a Jan. 26 traffic stop while trying to arrest the rancher and others involved in the takeover of an Oregon wildlife refuge.”

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    NEWS RELEASE
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Contact: Cherilyn Bacon Eagar
    for the LaVoy Finicum family
    Cell: 801-592-4245
    Email: Cherilyn@CherilynEagar.com

    March 8, 2016, St. George, UT.
    — LaVoy Finicum’s wife Jeanette Finicum released this statement at a news conference in St. George, Utah:
    The news conference held earlier today in Bend, Oregon to release the report of the investigation regarding my husband’s death was to be expected. No surprises. The purpose of that announcement was for state and federal agencies to continue to lay the foundation of their legal case.
    However, they also continue to bring forward selective evidence. As in all such situations there is another side to this story. We will provide a more thorough analysis at a follow up news conference tomorrow and will be taking questions at that time. Meanwhile, we continue to maintain my husband’s innocence.
    According to the news story from Portland Oregon: “Officials investigating the death of Robert [LaVoy] Finicum are ready to release results” of the fatal shooting “during a Jan. 26 traffic stop while trying to arrest the rancher and others involved in the takeover of an Oregon wildlife refuge.”
    As a family, along with our lawyers, we deny this statement. This was not a traffic stop. It was an ambush with a roadblock placed on a blind curve along a lonely stretch of highway. I am told that in law enforcement and prosecuting circles this is called a “Deadman’s blockade,” and is designed to allow a “kill stop” which is illegal.
    The news story continues: “The FBI said Finicum was shot after reaching for a gun…”. We reject that statement. The FBI’s aerial video was of poor quality, edited and provided no audio. Our family asserts that he was shot with both hands up, he was not reaching for anything at the time of the first shot. He was walking with his hands in the air, a symbol of surrender. When he reached down to his left hip he was reacting to the pain of having been shot.
    I can hardly believe that a team of qualified law officers could look at the facts in this case and say that no criminal laws were violated.
    How could they have reached this decision in the face of evidence that clearly shows intent to kill my husband?
    We have talked with an independent investigator who has stated that the “video proves a set up assassination.”
    Many people, including my lawyers, have tried to prepare me for this—-“be strong”, “accept this with peace” —–but I don’t think anything could prepare me to accept what is so clearly a finding that challenges the Constitution that my husband died defending.
    I know that under the Constitution the men who shot my husband to death, while he was surrendering, are entitled to due process of law—-but they are not entitled to walk free and not have to face the same legal process that is a barrier to you or to me.
    They shot my husband, they left him lying in the snowbank—no medical assistance, no charges, no arraignment, no preliminary hearing, no indictment, and no trial by a jury, — and should they just walk free? It just is not right.
    The consolation I have is that hundreds of thousands of Americans have seen and know the truth and believe as I do that my husband was murdered “intentionally, deliberately and with malice.”
    My lawyer has assured me that we will seek justice in a different court, under different circumstances—and I look forward to the day when these men do face a jury that is unbiased enough to return a fair verdict.
    After the Finicum funeral, rallies spontaneously began to organize in many states. The organizers counted, possibly as many as 300 rallies took place throughout the country, in every state but Rhode Island.
    It has been asked how this movement got such momentum so quickly. When Americans heard the details of this story and how these American patriots who have no criminal record and who have stood on the same interpretation of the US Constitution as Justice Scalia have been treated, the actions of law enforcement and the FBI have “shock [ed] the conscience.” Our Supreme Court has set as the standard guideline for practices of law enforcement that are unacceptable to our society, as those that “shock the conscience”.
    A Deadman’s blockade with the intent to kill “shocks the conscience.” Shooting to kill with both hand up “shocks the conscience.”
    Violating the 8th Amendment – cruel and unusual punishment – by placing Americans with no criminal records, who are apparently guilty of defending the US Constitution and the overreach of federal authorities, into solitary confinement and then removing their constitutional right to bear arms are two examples of how elected and appointed officials in the court system, legislative bodies and in law enforcement are violating the Constitution they swear to uphold.
    The Supreme Court has referred to solitary confinement as being “violently insane.” The court has recognized that solitary confinement tortures our human brain and diminishes our God given strength to overcome obstacles.
    Solitary confinement is a form of torture that often drives prisoners mad.
    Last year a Supreme Court Justice wrote a concurring opinion that described the history of solitary confinement and said the practice bears a “peculiar mark of infamy” in its ability to shatter the minds and spirits of prisoners.
    Who are we? We are outraged that men and women who have no criminal records and who posed no threat during the protest in Oregon are being treated as mere animals.
    The American people are outraged at this inhumanity, this brutality and barbarism by the courts and law enforcement. It has created a new American awakening from both the Left and the Right. It “shocks our conscience.” And that is why around 300 rallies spontaneously organized in support of my husband’s assassination and these patriots who are being held as political prisoners.
    Again, my lawyer has assured me that we will seek justice in a different court, under different circumstances—
    We will be commenting on the FBI’s and Deschutes County press release tomorrow after we review their findings fully.
    Thank you.

    Bottom line

    ARE YOU ANGRY NOW? ARE YOU VOTING FOR DONALD TRUMP?


  • ONP All Access Denied

    Dear Rep. Derek Kilmer, Senators Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray

    ONP ACCESS   DENIED TO ALL CITIZENS – PUBLIC LAND –  U.S. POPULATION 320 million, PLUS FOREIGN TOURISTS INCLUDING  INHOLDERS,  ON THE ELWHA RIVER  – November 19, 2015-Dec 12, 2015

    Road Closed – Olympic Hot Springs (Elwha)  (storm damage)

    OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK PAYING PUBLIC -TOURIST AND MANY PRIVATE PROPERTY OWNERS, ALONG THE ELWHA RIVER IN WA STATE NEED YOUR COMMITMENT AND SUPPORT TO PROVIDE LEGAL CERTAINTY OF ROAD REPAIRS AND CONTINUED PUBLIC ACCESS ON THE OLYMPIC HOT SPRINGS ROAD, IN FOR AND TO ALL PUBLIC FACILITIES AND PRIVATE PROPERTY AREAS LOCATED WITHIN THE OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK.

    Nov. 21, 2015  There are photos  available of the washout on the Olympic Hot Springs Road, just north of the Elwha Campground. And, also of heavy damage to the Elwha Campground, and to the Altair Campground further upstream.

    Olympic National Park Road

    Update Dec 4, 2015

    Current Road Conditions – Olympic National Park (U.S. …

    November 19, 2015-Dec 4, 2015

    ONP PUBLIC -TOURIST ACCESS DENIED

    Viewpoint on the dam’s former spillway.

    Olympic Hot Springs (Elwha) Road Closed (storm damage)

    And, Access to the full use and enjoyment of our private property is denied

    Olympic Hot Springs (Elwha) Road Closed (storm damage)

    The road is closed due to storm damage, including an extensive washout on the Olympic Hot Springs Road.

    ONP PUBLIC -TOURIST ACCESS DENIED

    Olympic Hot Springs

    Olympic Hot Springs (Elwha) Road Closed (storm damage)

    ONP PUBLIC -TOURIST ACCESS DENIED

    Elwha Campground

    Olympic Hot Springs (Elwha) Road Closed (storm damage)

    ONP PUBLIC -TOURIST ACCESS DENIED

    Altair Campground

    Olympic Hot Springs (Elwha) Road Closed (storm damage)

    ONP PUBLIC -TOURIST ACCESS DENIED

    Whiskey Bend Road Closed due to storm damage on Olympic Hot Springs Road,

    including an extensive washout.

    A question was sent to ONP November 21, 2015. what is the plan for ONP PUBLIC -TOURIST and citizens to regain vehicular public access to their private and public land on the road. It’s currently in the hands of the ONP Chief Ranger and Chief of Maintenance.

    Today is Dec. 12, 2015 and we have had no response from ONP on when the storm damage on Olympic Hot Springs Road will be repaired and the road reopened for PUBLIC -TOURIST and private property owners access.

    Senator Murray’s website asks citizens “Have You Got My Back?”

    This ACCESS DENIED citizen is asking

    Senator Murray,  “Have You Got OUR  Backs?”

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    Behind My Back | WOW Let Nature Take Its Course

    www.behindmyback.org/2015/07/14/wowletnaturetakeitscourse/

    Jul 14, 2015 – WOW, HOW WILD, ONP Let Nature Take Its Course Uncle Sam is gone … the full text of this 1430 word comment is on behindmyback.org.

    2011 ONP ACCESS DENIED

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

    www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/…/30628999…
    Peninsula Daily News

    Jun 28, 2011 – PORT ANGELES — A family with 91-year-old roots in Clallam County was denied vehicle access Saturday onto trust land they own within Olympic National Park. … Hewett was allowed to drive past the gate Monday after she contacted the Peninsula Daily News and the newspaper inquired …

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    The question to Senator Murray is,  “HAVE YOU GOT OUR BACKS?”


  • The Warning on U.S. Terrorist Attacks

    The U.S. Warning on  Terrorist Attacks

    THEY, THE ISIS AND AL’QUIDA TERRORIST  — NOT WE — WILL CHOOSE THE TIME AND THE PLACE AND THE METHOD OF THEIR ATTACKS

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    An American  Presidents State of the Union speech warning the U.S. congress of foreign peril.

     I address you, the Members of this new Congress, at a moment unprecedented in the history of the Union. I use the word “unprecedented,” because at no previous time has American security been as seriously threatened from without as it is today.

    Therefore, as your President, performing my constitutional duty to “give to the Congress information of the state of the Union,” I find it, unhappily, necessary to report that the future and the safety of our country and of our democracy are overwhelmingly involved in events far beyond our borders.

    The need of the moment is that our actions and our policy should be devoted primarily — almost exclusively — to meeting this foreign peril. For all our domestic problems are now a part of the great emergency.

    As a nation, we may take pride in the fact that we are softhearted; but we cannot afford to be soft-headed.

    Every realist knows that the democratic way of life is at this moment being directly assailed in every part of the world—assailed either by arms, or by secret spreading of poisonous propaganda by those who seek to destroy unity and promote discord in nations that are still at peace. The spreading of poisonous propaganda which is being carried on under the new order of tyranny that seeks to spread over every continent today.

    The American people have unalterably set their faces against that tyranny.

    And today it is abundantly evident that American citizens everywhere are demanding and supporting speedy and complete action in recognition of obvious danger.

    The best way of dealing with the few slackers or trouble makers in our midst is, first, to shame them by patriotic example, and, if that fails, to use the sovereignty of Government to save Government.

    The first phase of the invasion of this Hemisphere would not be the landing of regular troops. The necessary strategic points would be occupied by secret agents and by their dupes —AND GREAT NUMBERS OF THEM ARE ALREADY HERE, and in Latin America.

    As long as the aggressor nations maintain the offensive, THEY  —  NOT WE — WILL CHOOSE THE TIME AND THE PLACE AND THE METHOD OF THEIR ATTACKS

    That is why the future of all the American Republics is today in serious danger.

    Jan 6, 1941 Franklin Roosevelt’s “Four Freedoms speech”  warning the U.S.  congress of foreign peril eleven months before the Pearl Harbor attack.

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    To President Obama, Mr. Speaker, Members of the Congress:

    What part of learning from history do you not understand?

    the bottom line

    We must especially beware of that small group of selfish men who would clip the wings of the American eagle in order to feather their own nests.

    The best way of dealing with the few slacker in our midst, President Obama and those members of congress, is, first, to shame them by patriotic example, and, if that fails, to use the sovereignty of Government to save Government.

    And today it is abundantly evident that American citizens everywhere are demanding and supporting speedy and complete action in recognition of the obvious danger of ISIS AND AL’QUIDA TERRORIST ATTACKS.

     


  • To Rep. Kilmer Electronic Warfare

    To Rep. Kilmer Electronic Warfare

    The following information has been submitted:

    Name: ms Pearl Rains Hewett

    Address: 235 W. 5th St.,
    City/State/Zip: Port Angeles, WA 98362 2811

    E-mail: phew@wavecable.com
    Telephone: (360) 417-9452

    Issue: ENV

    Message Subject:

    Protesting the Navy’s plans for electromagnetic warfare

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    Message Text:

    Derek,

    These are your people in your home town.

    Large crowd protests Navy electronic warfare training plan at PA forum

    Many in the crowd grew upset when they learned the forum was not being recorded and the questions would not be used as part of the comments on the proposal. Instead, officials said questions and comments have to be submitted in writing through the formal comment process.

    Are the Feds just allowing them to blow off steam?

    Last night in Port Angeles, WA. KOMO news was there…

    http://vimeo.com/111189009

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    Large crowd protests Navy electronic warfare training plan at PA forum

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    I sent this comment to friends…

    Good job FOR A LOCAL PROTEST.

    HOWEVER….This is a FEDERAL OFFENSE.

    CITIZENS MUST GO TO THEIR FEDERALLY ELECTED TO BE EFFECTIVE.

    I did not attend….

    I am Pearl Revere… NOT JOAN OF ARC.

    Thanks for the update.

    Pearl

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    November 7th, 2014 – 6:15am

    (Port Angeles) – More than a hundred people crammed the Port Angeles city council chambers last night, most protesting the Navy’s plans for electromagnetic warfare training over the west end of the Olympic Peninsula.

    The US Forest Service is considering a permit that would allow the Navy to place radio frequency emitters on mobile trucks in the Olympic National Forest. Forest Service and Navy officials held a public forum on the plan last night. But most of the those attending were strongly opposed, often interrupting the presenters. Every person asking questions was against the idea, echoing previous concerns about the effect of RF in the forest areas.

    The U.S. Pacific Fleet’s Northwest environmental program manager John Mosher says his agency’s environmental assessment for the permit shows it’s safe.

    But many of those asking questions disagreed and asked if current data was used in the study. Questions also covered the amount of noise expected by the increased training. Navy officials say the planes will fly at altitudes higher than 10-thousand feet and there will be no more than a 10 percent increase in activity. Some asked why the Navy doesn’t use an established training area. Navy officials say that would be costly and they area already doing training in this area.

    Many in the crowd grew upset when they learned the forum was not being recorded and the questions would not be used as part of the comments on the proposal. Instead, officials said questions and comments have to be submitted in writing through the formal comment process. The Forest Service is keeping that comment period open until November 28th.

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    Please don’t allow your people to protest in vein…

    Protest definition, an expression or declaration of objection, disapproval, or dissent, often in opposition to something a person is powerless to prevent or avoid:

    Still just, a Concerned American Grandmother

    Would you like a response? Y

     


  • You Can’t Get to WA DC From Here?

    EVEN WITH A GPS.

    “WE  THE PEOPLE” USED TO HAVE, HISTORICALLY, WORKING MAPS FOR AMERICAN CITIZENS TO GET TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IN WA DC, THE US CONSTITUTION, STATE SOVEREIGNTY AND COUNTY HOME RULE.

    BUT NOW, USING   EXECUTIVE ORDERS,  FEDERAL  CONGRESSIONAL AND APPOINTED AGENCY MANDATED ACTS,THEY HAVE TRUNCATED THE CONSTITUTIONAL MAP ON ALL PUBLIC ACCESS ROADS TO WA DC.

    THIS TRUNCATED AMERICAN CITIZENS ACCESS ROAD TO WA DC,  HAS BEEN SHORTENED BY HAVING A PART CUT OFF, AND/OR REMOVED ALTOGETHER BY FEDERAL DECREE, INCLUSIVE OF  VOTING CITIZENS, CITIES, COUNTIES AND STATES.

    WE MUST BE PUT BACK ON THE CONSTITUTIONAL MAP!

    HOW?  BY TRACKING THE VOTES AND ACTIONS (technology makes it possible) OF OUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES AND APPOINTED FEDERAL AGENCIES.

    MAKE A LIST, FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL

    IF THEY ARE NOT RESPONSIVE TO US,

    I for one am tired of ” BEING IGNORED,  OVER AND OVER,  BY THEM”

    WHEN THEY ARE NOT ACTING IN THE BEST INTEREST OF “WE THE VESTED WORKING AMERICAN PEOPLE”

    WE MUST VOTE THEM OUT AT EVERY LEVEL OF GOVERNMENT.

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    “YOU CAN’T GET THERE FROM HERE”

    Remember that TV ad, Two people lost  on a deserted desert highway, asked directions from an old local guy?

    “We have a Map, but, we are confused,  lost and don’t know how, to get, to where we want to go.”

    The old man thoughtfully scratched his head,  looked all around and started giving them directions.

    “Well, let me see”, he said “If you go up there and turn left, that  will take you to”….”Nope” he said, shaking  his head.

    The old man frowned, scratched his head,  looked all around and started giving new directions.

    “Well, let me see”, he said “Maybe, If you go up there and turn right, it will take you to”….”Nope” he said “That won’t work.”

    The old guy  looked frustrated,  shrugged his shoulders, shook his head and said.

    “YOU CAN’T GET THERE FROM HERE”

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    OH YES, WE CAN, GET TO THEM, IN WA DC, BY VOTING THEM OUT

    “Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about.”

    Winston Churchill

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


  • KILMER WAS HERE?

    Exactly where and when was Kilmer’s PUBLIC meeting with STAKEHOLDERS in Clallam County?

    Congressman Kilmer launches ‘State of the District’ tour
    • Jan 17, 2014 at 9:00AM
    U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer will visit every county in the 6th District to meet with constituents, LOCAL BUSINESS LEADERS AND STAKEHOLDERS in a “State of the District” tour.
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    I am a STAKEHOLDER, as the trustee of over 800 acres of private forest land in Clallam County.
    I oppose the “WILD OLYMPICS” in every way, shape and form, past, present and future.
    What method of notification to the PUBLIC did Kilmer use and did he use to notify THE STAKEHOLDERS about his schedule?
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    Kilmer states, I’ve met with a wide range of constituents.
    He met up with me at his Sequim public forum.
    My public comment?
    I oppose the “WILD OLYMPICS” in every way, shape and form, past present and future.
    PRO- WILD OLYMPIC OUT OF TOWNER’S have a lot of nerve showing up here at our local forum.
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    Have stakeholders that oppose the WILD OLYMPICS been excommunicated?
    (in a partisan political sense)

    OFFICIALLY EXCLUDED FROM PUBLIC NOTIFICATION and taking part in PUBLIC MEETINGS and communicating because of our opposition of the WILD OLYMPICS?
    Exactly where and when was Kilmer’s PUBLIC meeting with STAKEHOLDERS in Clallam County? (sorry, I didn’t receive that information?)
    Were Kilmer’s meetings in every county OPEN PUBLIC MEETINGS?
    Exactly who? were the STAKEHOLDERS that Kilmer was meeting with? (sorry, I didn’t receive that information?)
    Indeed, as a STAKEHOLDER, that opposes the WILD OLYMPICS I AM OFFENDED, by the failure of Representative Derek Kilmer to provide a schedule of his ‘STATE OF THE DISTRICT’ TOUR.
    And, as a STAKEHOLDER, I am offended by his use of public meetings to PROMOTE HIS PLANS for economic development. without input from vested private property owners that oppose the WILD OLYMPICS.

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    What happened to Representative Derek Kilmer’s attitude?

    Democracy works best when “we the people” have our voices heard and when our elected officials are available and accessible. I look forward to hearing from you.

    What’s more, hearing the views of folks in our region is important to my work. I will keep your thoughts in mind as Congress debates these issues in the future and have forwarded these articles to my staff.

    I appreciate you taking the time to share the articles with me. I encourage you to continue to reach out if I can ever lend a hand.

    It is important to me that this process is inclusive of other citizens and organizations.  As the collaborative gets kicked off, one of its first tasks will be to figure out how best to make that happen. I will make sure that once the avenues for communication have been established by the collaborative, folks will be informed and encouraged to lend their ideas.

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    Congressman Kilmer launches ‘State of the District’ tour
    • Jan 17, 2014 at 9:00AM
    U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer will visit every county in the 6th District to meet with constituents, LOCAL BUSINESS LEADERS AND STAKEHOLDERS in a “State of the District” tour.
    Rep. Kilmer will hold meetings throughout the region during the upcoming district work period to better understand the concerns of his constituents and PROMOTE HIS PLANS for economic development.
    During the “State of the District” tour, Kilmer will hold roundtable discussions on federal workforce issues, environmental issues, small business issues and education issues.
    Additionally, he will hold meetings with seniors, veterans and attend “Kilmer at Your Company” events where he is accessible to a company’s workforce. The Gig Harbor Democrat will also speak to Rotary Clubs and other organizations during the tour.
    “Building a strong and healthy economy in the region begins with conversation,” Kilmer said. “I’m looking forward to visiting every county AND GETTING INPUT on ways we can grow our economy, create jobs, and solve problems for folks here at home.”

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    NEW REPORT: Kilmer Releases Detailed Economic Development Plan for Olympic Peninsula
    Jan 17, 2014
    Press Release
    In light of the persistent high unemployment rate on the Olympic Peninsula and after months of meetings with constituents to discuss ways to improve the economy, today Representative Derek Kilmer released the Olympic Peninsula Economic Development Initiative. This six-point plan lays out ideas, bills, and tools to strengthen the foundations of economic growth, promote innovation and entrepreneurism, and to protect natural resources.
    Click here to read Representative Kilmer’s Olympic Peninsula Economic Development Initiative.pdf.
    “Over the course of the last year, I’ve met with a wide range of constituents to discuss just what it will take to get our local economy really going again,” Representative Kilmer wrote in the Olympic Peninsula Economic Development Initiative. “As someone who was born and raised on the Peninsula and spent a decade working in economic development, I know we actually have a lot of the key building blocks in place. We have a skilled workforce, strong ports, abundant natural resources, innovators, and entrepreneurs who are laying the foundation for long-term economic growth.
    “It’s also clear that the federal government can help leverage these strengths to boost our local economy. That is why I am putting forward the Olympic Peninsula Economic Development Initiative—to outline ways in which we can advance policies that will help spur economic growth, strengthen the long-term viability of key industries, and protect our precious natural resources for future generations.”
    The six components of the Olympic Peninsula Economic Development Initiative are:
    Growing Opportunities in the Timber Industry
    Bringing Jobs Back to America, Invest in Rural Areas
    Enhancing Our Infrastructure
    Protecting Our Fisheries
    Supporting Innovation and New Market Opportunities
    Promoting Competitiveness through Life-Long Learning
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  • Obama’s Affordable “FOOD ACT”

    OBAMA celebrates MLK holiday, VISITS SOUP KITCHEN

    Jan 20, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama honored Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of service MONDAY BY HELPING A SOUP KITCHEN PREPARE ITS DAILY MEALS and a host of administration figures fanned out across the capital to appear at holiday events.

    OBAMA TOOK HIS WIFE, MICHELLE, AND DAUGHTERS MALIA AND SASHA to DC Central Kitchen, which is a few minutes away from the White House by presidential motorcade.
    They joined an assembly line that was churning out burritos.
    ASKED WHAT THE BURRITOS WERE BEING STUFFED WITH?
    OBAMA SAID IT LOOKED LIKE LAMB.
    IT ACTUALLY WAS BEEF IN A SAUCE,
    ALONG WITH “UNIDENTIFIED” VEGETABLES AND CHEESE.
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    My comment
    Did HE THE President OR HIS family EAT any of THE AFFORDABLE (FREE) BURRITOS STUFFED WITH “UNIDENTIFIED” VEGETABLES AND CHEESE? (check for yourself)

    1.Images for obama and family feed people at soup kitchen

    Indeed, HE, THE PRESIDENT, AND HIS FAMILY, DID NOT SIT DOWN WITH THE PEOPLE, NOR,
    DID HE, THE PRESIDENT AND HIS FAMILY EAT WHAT “THEY FED TO THE PEOPLE”.

    WHAT ARE AMERICA’S ELITE FED?

    PRESIDENT OBAMAS “SPECIAL PEOPLE” ARE FED “IDENTIFIABLE” FOOD
    AT Obama’s, $40K a plate NYC fundraiser
    $40,000 per plate fundraiser .

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    my comment

    Don’t get me started on “THAT”

    WHAT PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS FED TO “WE THE PEOPLE” OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA?

    I’ll bet you thought I was going to go off with some comment on OBAMA’S SUSTAINABLE, AFFORDABLE, HEALTHY, FEDERAL GOVERNMENTS FOOD ACT FOR “WE THE PEOPLE”?

    I’ll leave that for another post, titled
    “THE BIG GULP OF FOOD”
    THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT RESTRICTING BY LAW THE list of “UNHEALTHY FOOD” THAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE SHALL NOT BE ALLOWED TO EAT (a very,very long list)

    No matter what the government ends up calling their FEDERAL FOOD ACT?

    “THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HEALTHY, AFFORDABLE, SUSTAINABLE, FOOD ACT”?

    OR? AKA BEHIND CLOSED DOORS “HUNGRY PEOPLE WILL EAT ANYTHING THEY ARE SERVED”?

    AND OBAMA’S SPECIAL RICH PEOPLE SHALL EAT ANYTHING THEY WANT?

    Why would any INFORMED reasonable person be terrified of a GOLIATH FEDERALLY CONTROLLED, SUSTAINABLE, HEALTHY, AFFORDABLE, AMERICAN FOOD CONSORTIUM?
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    PRESIDENT OBAMA’S ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THEN WORDS

    PRESIDENTIAL PRIORITIES IN THE BEST INTEREST OF WE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE?

    Obama, at $40K a plate NYC fundraiser
    $40,000 per plate fundraiser.

    White House defends Obama’s $100 million Africa trip

    Michelle Obama accused of spending $10m in public money on …
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    Obama said he came to help the facility mark its 25th anniversary on Monday. Among those joining him there WAS SENIOR ADVISER VALERIE JARRETT.

    DC CENTRAL KITCHEN PREPARES THOUSANDS OF MEALS EVERY DAY FOR DISTRIBUTION TO LOCAL SHELTERS.
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    VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN APPEARED at the National Action Network’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. BREAKFAST, and later joined the Catholic Volunteer Network in SERVING A HOT LUNCH TO GUESTS AT SOME – SO OTHERS MIGHT EAT.
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    my comment

    INDEED, VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN WAS SERVING AFFORDABLE FOOD,
    SO OTHERS MIGHT EAT.

    BUT, HE WAS DEFINITELY, PROBABLY, NOT EATING, WHAT THE OTHERS “DID” EAT. (no pictures online)
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    SEVERAL OF OBAMA’S CABINET OFFICERS, including Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker and Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, as well as White House chief of staff Denis McDonough, ALSO TOOK PART in various holiday-related events.

    Posted: Jan 20, 2014 11:27 AM PST Updated: Jan 20, 2014 11:47 AM PST
    By DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    Associated Press Writer


  • The Senior Citizen Poverty Act

    Why worry about being nickeled and dimed into poverty by our state, county and city government? When we have Social Security and Medicare?
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    46 percent of elderly single people count on SOCIAL SECURITY for 90 percent or more of their income.
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    Per PDN article, Why are one third of Port Angeles residents behind on their utility payments?
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    My 2014 TOTAL medical insurance cost is $348.60 a month
    If I had to live on JUST my social security income?
    45% OF MY TOTAL MONTHLY INCOME WOULD BE FOR MEDICAL INSURANCE.
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    THE 2014, 1.5% COST OF LIVING INCREASE FOR SOCIAL SECURITY?
    NOT TRUE IF YOU RETIRED AT AGE 65 (only a portion of 1.5%).
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    It’s not the COST OF LIVING that’s really the problem here, says Munnell. It’s the cost of trying to stay alive. Things like the cost of food, housing, heat and other day-to-day necessities will certainly contribute to fiscal hardship, says Munnell, but they’ll be nothing compared to THE COST OF HEALTH CARE.
    January 2013 by Jonathan Walters | http://www.governing.com/topics/health-human-services/gov-poverty-among-elderly-harder-to-ignore.html
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    A 1.5% SOCIAL SECURITY INCREASE that does not even cover my
    INCREASED MEDICAL INSURANCE COST?

    THE FEDS Jacked up my 2014 Medicare prescription cost from $42.80 to $47.70 (my LOSS $4.90)
    I RECEIVE A TOTAL OF $4.10 FOR my actual COST OF LIVING INCREASE.
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    I have AARP medical supplement insurance
    Optional? indeed (what have you got to LOSE if you don’t have it?)

    AARP keeps jacking it up from
    2008 cost $147.53
    2009 cost $153.25
    2010 cost $162.00
    2011 cost $174.25
    2012 cost $177.00
    2013 cost $182.25
    2014 cost $196.00
    2014 $13.75 increase for just my AARP SUPPLEMENT MEDICAL INSURANCE COST.
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    Medicare cost $104.90
    Medicare prescription cost $47.70
    AARP medical supplement insurance$196.00

    My TOTAL monthly medical insurance cost is $348.60
    If I had to live on JUST my social security income?
    45% OF MY TOTAL MONTHLY INCOME WOULD BE FOR MEDICAL INSURANCE.
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    Why worry about being nickeled and dimed into poverty by our state, county and city government? When we have Social Security and Medicare?
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    Sunday, July 14, 2013 I read a report recently from Social Security that said 23 percent of elderly married couples and 46 PERCENT OF ELDERLY SINGLE PEOPLE COUNT ON SOCIAL SECURITY FOR 90 PERCENT OR MORE OF THEIR INCOME.
    Read more: http://www.bankrate.com/financing/retirement/retiring-on-social-security-alone/#ixzz2pNCyYk2Z

    THE US government WAYS AND MEANS TO SENIOR POVERTY?

    Why worry about being nickeled and dimed into poverty by our state, county and city government? When we have Social Security and Medicare?

    From city to city, county to county across WA State A few nickels here, a few dimes there.

    Do our elected representative and public servants really believe that “We the People” are so SIMPLE MINDED we will never notice? the nickels and dimes they are taking?
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    Look at your monthly bills…. property tax…
    A few nickels here, a few dimes there.

    INCREASED UTILITY COST
    5% municipal taxes,
    3.873% state public utility tax
    $18.80 city storm water runoff federal unfunded mandate
    A few nickels here, a few dimes there.
    $4.10 harbor studies (to study?) let’s jack that up to $4.60@ month
    $105.00 @year on Clallam county real estate tax (federal unfunded mandates storm water runoff tax)
    Franchise fee $2.63
    fire and weed tax
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    INCREASED COMMUNICATION COST? Cell phone taxes and surcharges,
    State and local sales tax $7.94
    Federal universal service fund $2.45
    Utility use tax $5.10.
    A few nickels here, a few dimes there.
    FCC Federal Regulatory fee $.09
    Universal Service Fund $4.94
    State E911 Tax $.25
    County E911 Tax $.70
    Sales tax $1.32
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    Clallam County SALES TAX 8.4 %
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    A few nickels here, a few dimes there.

    INCREASED TRAVEL COST STATE $.10 per gallon in gas tax

    INCREASED COST for fees, service charges

    MEDICAL DEVICE TAX (on outdoor recreational goods)

    INCREASED TRAVEL COST tolls on our roads bridges and ferry rates car tabs, license fees, plates AND REPLACING PLATES for our car, car ins

    INCREASED CONSTRUCTION COST building permits, mitigation, fees and requirements (survey, engineering)

    INCREASED COST OF DOING BUSINESS Timber harvesting permits, restrictions, spotted owl? marbled Marlette? ENDANGERED SPECIES, fish bearing stream? seismic testing? 5% B and O tax

    INCREASED SENIOR MEDICAL COST Medicare ins., Increases cost Medicare prescriptions ins., Increases cost AARP supplemental medical insurance expense

    INCREASED COST of food

    INCREASED COST of heating our homes

    INCREASED COST STATE death tax
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    Who knew? 20, 30, 40 YEARS AGO?

    Who prepared for RETIREMENT UNDER?
    A financially, irresponsible federal government that has run up over $17,000,000,000,000.00 dollars in national debt and continue making and borrowing fresh dough every day?

    Who knew? that The United States of America would have a financially irresponsible federal government that would be Using our hard earned tax dollars to pay for

    $4 million IRS feel good parties

    A ten year middle east war

    A GLOBAL NSA spying operation

    EPA CLEAN WATER AND CLEAN AIR UNFUNDED MANDATES

    A DEFENSE BUDGET that includes protecting OVER 2000 ENDANGERED SPECIES

    800,000 NON-ESSENTIAL federal government employees

    And last but not least THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT
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    Who knew? that we the SENIOR CITIZENS OF AMERICAN would be nickeled and dimed into POVERTY paying for THE LIMITLESS NATIONAL CREDIT CARD DEBT?


  • Whale Tales on U.S. Justice

    A Whale Tale on Justice SEP 20, 2013
    JPMorgan Pays $920 Million to Settle London Whale Probes …

    www.bloomberg.com/…/jpmorgan-chase-agrees-to-pay-920-million-for-…‎
    SEP 20, 2013 – JPMorgan Agrees to $920 Million `Whale” of a Fine … While the lender made admissions in yesterday’s SEC settlement that tarnish Dimon’s …
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    ce.fortune.cnn.com/tag/us-securities-and-exchange-commission/

    In the end, the whole SEC settlement with JPMorgan is kind of bizarre

    The rest of the settlement that is being collected by U.S. regulators is going back to the Treasury?

    A restitution fund for people?

    How can we expect our citizens to have any faith in the rule of law?
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    Monday, December 09, 2013 11:49 a.m. CST
    And then there is this $13 BILLION JPMORGAN SETTLEMENT
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    My comment So what’s new?

    How will the GOVERNMENT divide the record $13 billion payout?

    $4 BILLION IN CONSUMER RELIEF?

    “FLOP, FLOP, FIZZ, FIZZ, OH, WHAT A RELIEF? IT IS?” … IS MARKETED FOR RELIEF OF MINOR ACHES, PAINS, INFLAMMATION, FEVER, HEADACHE, HEARTBURN, SOUR …

    In the end, the whole SEC $13 billion settlement with JPMorgan is kind of bizarre

    Believe it or not? The JPMORGAN bank will also receive credit for demolishing abandoned homes and other efforts focused on curbing urban blight.(CAUSED BY CORRUPT GOVERNMENT)

    IS The rest of the settlement that is being collected by U.S. regulators is going back to the Treasury?

    IS THERE DIRECT Restitution for people?

    How can we expect our citizens to have any faith in the rule of law?
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    The announcement, expected as soon as Tuesday Dec.. 10, 2013, will detail how the GOVERNMENT will divide the record $13 billion payout, with $4 billion directed to struggling homeowners.

    The $4 BILLION in consumer relief, directed at hard-hit areas like DETROIT,

    is a crucial element of the deal. Nearly half of that sum, one person briefed on the deal said, will go to reducing the balance of mortgages in foreclosure-racked areas
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    My comment

    Hard-hit areas like DETROIT? Hard hit with GOVERNMENT CORRUPTION

    Kwame M. Kilpatrick, Former Detroit Mayor, Sentenced to 28 Years …
    www.nytimes.com/…/former-detroit-mayor-kwame-kilpatrick-sentencing…‎

    Oct 10, 2013 – Former Mayor Kwame M. Kilpatrick apologized for putting the people of his city through a corruption scandal so vast that prosecutors say it …

    INDEED, $4 BILLION in consumer RELIEF?

    If JPMorgan fails to spend the entire $4 billion before that 2016 deadline, it will have to pay an amount equal to the unexpended funds either to the government or to a nonprofit organization designated by the government.

    Hard-hit areas like DETROIT? Hard hit with GOVERNMENT CORRUPTION

    34 PEOPLE CONVICTED IN FEDERAL PROBE OF DETROIT CORRUPTION | DETROIT …
    www.freep.com/article/20131010/NEWS/310100184/‎
    by Jim Schaefer – in 168 Google+ circles

    Oct 10, 2013 – Counting Kwame Kilpatrick, Bobby Ferguson and Bernard Kilpatrick, 34 people have been convicted in the federal government’s probe of …
    How corruption deepened Detroit’s crisis – USA Today

    www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/…corruption…detroits…/2929137/‎
    Oct 6, 2013 – DETROIT — Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was a spender, a schemer and a liar. And taxpayers paid for it, by the millions. Over seven …

    Under the $4 billion in relief settlement, the people briefed on the deal said, JPMorgan will have to hire an independent monitor to oversee the distribution of the $4 billion in relief, a black mark for a bank once considered one of Wall Street’s most trusted institutions.

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    Monday, December 09, 2013 11:49 a.m. CST
    Republican SEC member blasts $13 billion JPMorgan settlement
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    THE Whale tale on Justice

    ce.fortune.cnn.com/tag/us-securities-and-exchange-commission/
    Did the SEC let JPMorgan off the hook?

    In the end, the whole SEC settlement with JPMorgan is kind of bizarre.
    The SEC is putting the $200 million JPMorgan is paying to settle the charges into a restitution fund for people who were harmed by the London Whale trading fiasco. Good luck finding them.

    (The rest of the settlement that is being collected by U.S. regulators is going back to the Treasury.

    Taxpayers, when will you stop being subsidized by the big banks?)
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    If you are up to it? get out the Alka-Seltzer and continue reading
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    http://billmoyers.com/2013/10/22/the-13-billion-jpmorgan-settlement-is-a-good-start-%E2%80%94-now-someone-should-go-to-jail/

    “People know that if they rob a bank they will go to jail,” Kaufman said. “Bankers should know that if they rob people they will go to jail too.” Can we hear an amen on that? Not yet. But the complaint Kaufman voiced repeatedly is now on the table. “At the end of the day,” the senator warned, “This is a test of whether we have one justice system in this country or two. If we do not treat a Wall Street firm that defrauded investors of millions of dollars the same way we treat someone who stole $500 from a cash register, then how can we expect our citizens to have any faith in the rule of law?” (See my piece from April 2011, “How Wall Street Crooks Get Out of Jail Free.”)

    The offenses include an all-star list of duped victims — of mortgage fraud against home-buyers, investor fraud against people and pension funds that purchased the rotten mortgage securities and defrauded the federal agencies (Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac) that bought the mortgage bonds and applied federal guarantees to them
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    U.S. Poised to Announce $13 Billion Settlement
    By BEN PROTESS and JESSICA SILVER-GREENBERG
    Manuel Balce Ceneta/Associated Press Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. played a hands-on role in settlement talks with JPMorgan Chase’s chief executive.

    The Justice Department is set to announce a $13 billion settlement with JPMorgan Chase over the bank’s questionable mortgage practices in the run-up to the financial crisis, people briefed on the deal said on Monday, as prosecutors and the bank hashed out the final details of the deal.

    The announcement, expected as soon as Tuesday, will detail how the government will divide the record $13 billion payout, with $4 billion directed to struggling homeowners. Under the settlement, the people briefed on the deal said, JPMorgan will have to hire an independent monitor to oversee the distribution of the $4 billion in relief, a black mark for a bank once considered one of Wall Street’s most trusted institutions.
    The settlement, which comes after months of negotiations, will resolve an array of state and federal investigations into the bank’s sale of troubled mortgage securities TO INVESTORS. Such securities, sold by banks across Wall Street, were at the center of the 2008 financial crisis.
    Related Links

    • Graphic: Tracking the JPMorgan Inquiries
    When the securities soured, generating billions of dollars IN LOSSES FOR PENSION FUNDS AND OTHER INVESTORS, federal and state authorities opened wide-ranging investigations into whether the banks had properly warned investors of the risks.

    JPMorgan, the nation’s largest bank, has become a symbol of that crackdown. And the size of the settlement reflects its magnitude. The $13 BILLION DEAL dwarfs all other settlements the Justice Department has exacted from a single company.

    The $4 BILLION in consumer relief, directed at hard-hit areas like DETROIT, is a crucial element of the deal. Nearly half of that sum, one person briefed on the deal said, will go to reducing the balance of mortgages in foreclosure-racked areas;
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    Hard-hit areas like DETROIT? Hard hit with CORRUPTION
    INDEED, $4 BILLION in consumer RELIEF?

    If JPMorgan fails to spend the entire $4 billion before that 2016 deadline, it will have to pay an amount equal to the unexpended funds either to the government or to a nonprofit organization designated by the government.

    Hard-hit areas like DETROIT? Hard hit with CORRUPTION

    34 PEOPLE CONVICTED IN FEDERAL PROBE OF DETROIT CORRUPTION | DETROIT …
    www.freep.com/article/20131010/NEWS/310100184/‎
    by Jim Schaefer – in 168 Google+ circles
    Oct 10, 2013 – Counting Kwame Kilpatrick, Bobby Ferguson and Bernard Kilpatrick, 34 people have been convicted in the federal government’s probe of …
    How corruption deepened Detroit’s crisis – USA Today
    www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/…corruption…detroits…/2929137/‎
    Oct 6, 2013 – DETROIT — Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was a spender, a schemer and a liar. And taxpayers paid for it, by the millions. Over seven …

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    JPMorgan will also be credited with up to $500 MILLION FOR BRIEFLY HALTING the collection of mortgage payments.

    For the remaining $2 BILLION in relief, the person said, JPMorgan has agreed to reduce interest rates on existing loans, offer new loans to low-income home buyers and keep those loans on its books. The bank will also receive credit for demolishing abandoned homes and other efforts focused on curbing urban blight.
    In addition to the $4 BILLION in consumer relief, JPMorgan will pay about $2 billion as a fine TO PROSECUTORS IN SACRAMENTO, CALIF. The prosecutors, who were planning to sue the bank until settlement talks heated up in September, suspected JPMorgan had failed to fully disclose the risks of buying mortgage securities.

    The government earmarked the final $7 billion as compensation for investors. The largest recipient will be the Federal Housing Finance Agency, which announced a $4 billion deal with JPMorgan last month. The agency oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the housing finance giants that purchased billions of dollars in mortgage securities that later imploded.

    THE REST WILL BENEFIT A CREDIT UNION ASSOCIATION, ALONG WITH THE NEW YORK AND CALIFORNIA ATTORNEYS GENERAL. The authorities are likely to pass on the compensation to investors in their states.
    A version of this article appears in print on 11/19/2013, on page B3 of the NewYork edition with the headline: JPMorgan Settlement Nearly Ready.


  • To Kilmer on Forest Plan

    The Bottom line
    How will your Olympic Peninsula Collaborative plan work?
    Are you confident that the US Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution has achieved a National Forest System Land Management Planning Rule that will satisfy the conflict “We the people” have with the NGO Environmental Groups?

    The formation of your new partnership is called the Olympic Peninsula Collaborative.

    Can you give the specific “Collaboration Process” that will be used in the context of this partnership?

    Page 21254
    Public Participation: Requirements for public participation (including collaboration) have not changed between the proposed and final rules?

    Please define exactly what collaboration is required in and for public participation?

    Page 21189
    Comments: Collaboration costs.Many respondents supported public participation opportunities in the decision making process. Some respondents felt collaboration will not be cost effective. Some felt that coordination, as mandated by law, is effective and will save time and expense in planning, implementation, and management. They said increased costs for collaboration are foreseeable.

    How was this resolved?

    This is page 21270 definition?
    Collaboration or collaborative process.A structured manner in which a collection of people with diverse interests share knowledge, ideas, and resources while working together in an inclusive
    and cooperative manner toward a common purpose.

    Please explain? Collaboration, in the context of this part, falls within the full spectrum of public engagement described in the Council on Environmental Quality’s publication of October, 2007: Collaboration in NEPA
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    http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5362536.pdf

    DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
    Forest Service
    36 CFR Part 219 RIN 0596–AD02
    National Forest System Land Management Planning
    AGENCY Forest Service, USDA.
    ACTION: Final rule and record of decision

    The 2012 planning rule was published in the Federal Register on April 9, 2012 and became effective on May 9, 2012, 30 days following publication.

    Page 21162 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 68 / Monday, April 9, 2012 / Rules and Regulations
    Thru Page 21276 Federal Register/ Vol. 77, No. 68 / Monday, April 9, 2012 / Rules and Regulations

    115 pages of National Forest System Land Management Planning

    This planning rule sets forth process and content requirements to guide the development,
    amendment, and revision of land management plans to maintain and restore
    NFS land and water ecosystems while providing for ecosystem services and multiple uses.
    The planning rule is designed to ensure that plans provide for the sustainability
    of ecosystems and resources; meet the need for forest restoration and
    conservation, watershed protection, and species diversity and conservation;

    AND LAST, BUT NOT LEAST

    TO ASSIST THE AGENCY IN PROVIDING A SUSTAINABLE FLOW OF BENEFITS, SERVICES, AND USES OF NFS LANDS THAT PROVIDE JOBS AND CONTRIBUTE TO THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY OF COMMUNITIES.
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    PART 219—PLANNING
    Subpart A—National Forest System Land
    Management Planning
    Sec.
    219.1 Purpose and applicability.
    219.2 Levels of planning and responsible officials.
    219.3 Role of science in planning.
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    This concerns me?
    219.4 Requirements for public participation.
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    219.5 Planning framework.
    219.6 Assessment.
    219.7 New plan development or plan revision.
    219.8 Sustainability.
    219.9 Diversity of plant and animal communities.
    219.10 Multiple use.
    219.11 Timber requirements based on the NFMA.
    219.12 Monitoring.
    219.13 Plan amendment and administrative changes.
    219.14 Decision document and planning records.
    219.15 Project and activity consistency with the plan.
    219.16 Public notifications.
    219.17 Effective dates and transition.
    219.18 Severability.
    219.19 Definitions.

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    219.10 Multiple use.
    The management of all the various renewable surface resources of the NFS so that they are utilized in the combination that will best meet the needs of the American people…
    without impairment of the productivity of the land, with consideration being given to
    the relative values of the various resources, and not necessarily the combination of uses that will give the greatest dollar return or the greatest unit output, consistent with the Multiple-
    Use Sustained-Yield Act of 1960 (16 U.S.C. 528–531).
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    ECOLOGICAL PRODUCTIVITY?
    The capacity of NFS lands and their ecological systems to provide the various renewable resources in certain amounts in perpetuity. For the purposes of this subpart, productivity is an ECOLOGICAL term, PRODUCTIVITY, not an ECONOMIC term.

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    Overall Collaboration and Public Involvement Strategy
    The Forest Service partnered with the US Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution to gather input from various stakeholders on how to build the best possible collaboration and public involvement strategy for the planning rule. (The Institute is a program of the Udall Foundation, an independent federal program based in Tucson, Arizona.) Using what we heard from those interviews, we worked with the Institute to design a comprehensive collaborative strategy for the rulemaking process.

    http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/planningrule/collaboration
    COLLABORATION & PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT

    The Forest Service began the planning rule revision process with a commitment to developing a new planning rule that would endure over time. We utilized a transparent and participatory method to accomplish this effort. The 2012 planning rule requires collaboration throughout the planning process.
    This new rule was developed using an open collaborative process, and was refined by nearly 300,000 public comments that were received in response to the proposed rule and draft environmental impact statement. These comments were in addition to the 26,000 comments to the Notice of Intent, which also refined the development of the proposed rule.
    In addition to public comments, the rulemaking process was enhanced by a science forum, regional and national roundtables, national and regional tribal roundtables, Tribal consultation meetings, national and regional public forums, Forest Service employee feedback, and comments posted to the Planning Rule blog. The agency considered all feedback received through these efforts, and used public input, science, and agency expertise to develop the 2012 planning rule.
    Detailed information on the collaboration and public involvement process can be found on the Overall Collaboration and Public Involvement Strategy webpage.
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    Overall Collaboration and Public Involvement Strategy

    The Forest Service partnered with the US Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution to gather input from various stakeholders on how to build the best possible collaboration and public involvement strategy for the planning rule.

    (The Institute is a program of the Udall Foundation, an independent federal program based in Tucson, Arizona.) Using what we heard from those interviews, we worked with the Institute to design a comprehensive collaborative strategy for the rulemaking process. We have used this strategy to identify the following inter-related collaborative activities:
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    Next Steps and How to Stay Involved
    The 2012 planning rule was published in the Federal Register on April 9, 2012 and became effective on May 9, 2012, 30 days following publication. There are ways for the public to stay engaged in the planning process throughout implementation of the planning rule:
    • Federal Advisory Committee: In January 2012 the Secretary announced a new Federal Advisory Committee to advise the Chief and Secretary on implementation of the planning rule. A total of 21 members were selected. The committee began meeting in September 2012; all committee meetings are open to the public.
    • Directives: The Forest Service is currently developing a set of planning directives to provide further guidance on implementation of the planning rule; the public will have an opportunity to review and comment on those directives.

    • Plan Revisions: A number of national forests and grasslands have begun plan revisions. As individual units begin to implement the planning rule of 2012 and revise their forest plans, we encourage the public to become involved and provide input throughout the planning process on individual forest units.

    Features
    Overall Collaboration and Public Involvement Strategy?

    The Bottom line
    How will your Olympic Peninsula Collaborative plan work?
    Are you confident that the US Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution has achieved a Rule that will satisfy the conflict “We the people” have with the NGO Environmental Groups?
    .
    The collaboration strategy for the development of a new planning rule has consisted of national and regional roundtables, a science forum, national and regional public forums, and tribal consultation. Click the above link for further information on this effort.

    Tribal Relations
    In addition to government to government consultation, the Forest Service invited Tribes to participate in the collaborative process for the development of a new National Forest Planning Rule. Visit the Overall Collaboration and Public Involvement Strategy webpage for further information.

    Thank You,
    Pearl Rains Hewett
    A concerned American Grandmother