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  • The SES Government of 7000 Strangers?

    The SES Government of 7000 Strangers?

    I am directing all questions,  to elected SENATORS JOHNSON, MCCAIN, PORTMAN, LANKFORD, ERNST, SASSE, CARPER, MCCASKILL, BALDWIN, HEITKAMP, AND PETERS PRESENT.

     As members of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (HSGAC) Committee 

    THE 7000 SENIOR EXECUTIVE CAREER  OPERATIVES IN THE SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE (SES) ARE NOT STRANGERS TO YOU.

    As Required by Public Law No: 114-136 (03/18/2016)

    THE OFFICE OF PERSONNEL AND MANAGEMENT (OPM) TO REPORT THE NUMBER, NAMES, TITLES, AND PAY OF ALL POLITICAL APPOINTEES WHO HAVE BEEN CONVERTED TO CAREER POSITIONS (SES) TO THE COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT & GOVERNMENT REFORM (OGR) AND THE HOMELAND SECURITY AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE (HSGAC) ON A QUARTERLY BASIS.

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    YOU THE ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES IN THE U.S.GOVERNMENT, KNOW EXACTLY WHO THEY ARE, AND YOU KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THEY DO.

    A government of strangers: Executive politics in Washington

    H Heclo – 2011 – books.google.com

    HOW DO POLITICAL APPOINTEES TRY TO GAIN CONTROL OF THE WASHINGTON BUREAUCRACY?

     HOW DO HIGH-RANKING CAREER BUREAUCRATS TRY TO ENSURE ADMINISTRATIVE CONTINUITY?

    THE ANSWERS ARE SOUGHT IN THIS ANALYSIS OF THE RELATIONS BETWEEN APPOINTEES AND BUREAUCRATS that uses the participants’ own words to describe the imperatives they face and the strategies they adopt.


    SHIFTING ATTENTION AWAY FROM THE WELL-PUBLICIZED ACTIONS OF THE PRESIDENT
    , High Heclo

    Cited by 981 Related articles All 2 versions Cite Save More

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    FEB 14, 2017 WHO’S LEAKING CLASSIFIED INFORMATION, THAT THREATENS NATIONAL SECURITY? SHIFTING ATTENTION AWAY FROM THE WELL-PUBLICIZED ACTIONS OF THE PRESIDENT?

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    Feb. 15, 2017 WIKILEAKED “AMAZING BATTLE FOR DOMINANCE IS PLAYING OUT BETWEEN THE ELECTED US GOVT & THE IC WHO CONSIDER THEMSELVES TO BE THE ‘PERMANENT GOVERNMENT’,” ASSANGE WROTE.

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    WHAT A MESS…

    THE ELECTED US GOVERNMENT, PRESIDENT TRUMP, MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE AND SENATE,

    THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY (IC),THE COMMITTEE ON HOMELAND SECURITY AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS (HSGAC)  &

    THE IC WHO CONSIDER THEMSELVES TO BE THE ‘PERMANENT GOVERNMENT’

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    I do investigating reporting on my website.

    Concerned American Citizens send me tips, I received one the first week in Nov 2016, about a FOURTH SECRET POWER EMBEDDED in the US Government.

    WHAT THE HELL IS THE FOURTH SECRET POWER IN THE U.S. GOVERNMENT?

    In the U.S. Constitution there are only THREE  separate powers of Government

    ONE IMPORTANT PRINCIPLE EMBODIED IN THE U.S. CONSTITUTION IS SEPARATION OF POWERS. … EACH OF THE THREE GOVERNMENTAL BRANCHES, LEGISLATIVE, EXECUTIVE AND JUDICIAL, “CHECKS” THE POWERS OF THE OTHER BRANCHES TO MAKE SURE THAT THE PRINCIPAL POWERS OF THE GOVERNMENT ARE NOT CONCENTRATED IN THE HANDS OF ANY SINGLE BRANCH.

    I’ve spent hundreds of hours researching, reading, documenting and critically thinking (connecting the dots) and there is only one fourth secret power embedded in the US Government, that fits the criteria.

    ARE THE 7000 (SES) SENIOR CAREER UNTOUCHABLE  EXECUTIVES IN CIVIL SERVICE, TRAINED AND PROVIDED BY (SES) THAT OPERATES AND OVERSEE NEARLY EVERY GOVERNMENT ACTIVITY IN APPROXIMATELY 75 FEDERAL AGENCIES.

    Senior Executive Service – OPM

    https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/seniorexecutiveservice/

    The Senior Executive Service (SES) lead America’s workforce. … SES MEMBERS ARE THE MAJOR LINK BETWEEN THESE APPOINTEES and the rest of the Federal workforce. THEY OPERATE AND OVERSEE NEARLY EVERY GOVERNMENT ACTIVITY IN APPROXIMATELY 75 FEDERAL AGENCIES.

    HOW POWERFUL ARE THE SES CAREER EXECUTIVE?

    THE SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE (SES) IS A CORPS OF MEN AND WOMEN WHO ADMINISTER PUBLIC PROGRAMS

     AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT..

    SES LEVEL V – O-7 – BRIGADIER GENERAL

     

    Civilian to Military Rank – FederalPay

    https://www.federalpay.org/article/civilian-to-military-rank

     

    Equivalent Civilian to Military Ranks

    Civilian Grade Military Rank

    Army Title

    GS-13

    O-4

    Major

    GS-14

    O-5

    Lieutenant Colonel

    GS-15

    O-6

    Colonel

    SES LEVEL V

    O-7

    BRIGADIER GENERAL

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    HOW DO HIGH-RANKING CAREER BUREAUCRATS TRY TO ENSURE ADMINISTRATIVE CONTINUITY?

    Obama signs “Ted Kaufman’s” Transition Act – The News Journal

    www.delawareonline.com/story/opinion/…/obamasigns-ted…transition…/82255556/

    MAR 25, 2016 – A BILL SIGNED MARCH 18, BY PRESIDENT OBAMA bears the name of a Delawarean, Ted Kaufman. The “Edward ‘Ted’ Kaufman and Michael Leavitt

     PRESIDENTIAL TRANSITIONS ... President Obama’s handoff to his successor will be much smoother. … In a rare bipartisan moment it passed the Senate unanimously

    Presidential Transitions Improvements Act of 2015.”\17\

    (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Presidential Transition Act of 1963 to direct the President to plan and coordinate activities to facilitate an efficient transfer of power to a successor President, including by: (1) not later than six months before a presidential election, establishing and operating a White House transition coordinating council; and (2) establishing and operating an agency transition directors council.

    To ENSURE that agencies plan adequately for transitions, this section also requires that not later than six months before Election Day, the head of each agency

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    Just asking? TO ENSURE IN APPROXIMATELY 75 FEDERAL AGENCIES?

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    SHALL DESIGNATE A SENIOR CAREER EMPLOYEE of each major component and subcomponent of the agency to overseetransition activities.  Also, not later than September 15 of a presidential election year, for each critical non-career position in an agency,

    the head of the agency SHALL DESIGNATE A QUALIFIED CAREER EMPLOYEE to serve in an acting capacity during the transition. THIS SECTION ALSO REQUIRES, to the greatest extent practicable, the negotiation of memorandums of understanding between the incumbent administration (acting through the Federal Transition Coordinator) and the transition teams of major candidates, not later than November 1 of a presidential election year. To the greatest extent practicable, the memorandums of understanding SHALL BE BASED on those from past transitions.

    (Sec. 4) This section directs the Office of Personnel Management to submit

     TO SPECIFIED CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEES ANNUAL REPORTS ON REQUESTS BY AGENCIES TO APPOINT POLITICAL APPOINTEES OR FORMER POLITICAL APPOINTEES TO NONPOLITICAL CIVIL SERVICE POSITIONS.

    These reports shall be submitted quarterly in the last year of a presidential term or in the last year of the second consecutive term of a President.

    (Sec. 5) This section directs the Government Accountability Office to report to specified congressional committees on final significant regulatory actions promulgated during the last 120-day period of presidential administrations ending in 2001, 2009, and 2017.

    A significant regulatory action means any regulatory action that is likely to result in a rule that may: (1) have an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or more or adversely affect in a material way the economy, the environment, productivity, competition, jobs, public health or safety, or state, local, or tribal governments or communities; (2) create a serious inconsistency or otherwise interfere with an agency action; (3) materially alter the budgetary impact of entitlements, grants, user fees, or loan programs,

    OR (4) RAISE NOVEL LEGAL OR POLICY ISSUES.

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    HOW CONSTITUTIONAL IS THE “UNCHECKED” (SES) SENIOR EXECUTIVE BRANCH OF FOURTH POWER?

    IN THE U.S. CONSTITUTION THERE ARE ONLY THREE  SEPARATE POWERS OF GOVERNMENT

    ONE IMPORTANT PRINCIPLE EMBODIED IN THE U.S. CONSTITUTION IS SEPARATION OF POWERS. … EACH OF THE THREE GOVERNMENTAL BRANCHES, LEGISLATIVE, EXECUTIVE AND JUDICIAL, “CHECKS” THE POWERS OF THE OTHER BRANCHES TO MAKE SURE THAT THE PRINCIPAL POWERS OF THE GOVERNMENT ARE NOT CONCENTRATED IN THE HANDS OF ANY SINGLE BRANCH.

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    Just saying….THE KGB… was originally designed in March 1954  to be a state security committee and was attached to the Council of Ministers.


  • The Untouchables SES Senior Executives

    The Untouchables SES Senior Executives

    TRUMP AND HIS TRANSITIONAL TEAM ARE DRAINING PART OF THE WA DC.  SWAMP  OF 4000 ALLIGATORS…

    BUT, THAT NUMBER PALES TO THE FACT THAT THERE ARE ABOUT 7000 ALLIGATORS (SES) UNTOUCHABLES,  IN  “CIVIL SERVICE”  “UNFIREABLE” AS CIVIL SERVICE SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE (SES) EMPLOYED AND  ALREADY EMBEDDED IN “CAREER POSITIONS”  IN THE WA DC SWAMP.

    SOMETHING WENT BLATANTLY AMOK IN THE US GOVERNMENT CIVIL SERVICE BETWEEN 1883-2016.

    NOW, WE HAVE  AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT WHO SHALL BE ACCOUNTABLE

    STEVE BANNON HAS BEEN APPOINTED AS TRUMP’S CHIEF STRATEGIST.

    STEVE SHALL FIND A STRATIGY TO REMOVE THE 7000 UNTOUCHABLES, “UNFIREABLE CIVIL SERVICE” (SES) SENIOR EXECUTIVES?

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    JUST ASKING  STEVE,

    AS TRUMP WOULD ASK AMERICA….

    HOW DID THE CIVIL SERVICE SYSTEM, 300 SENIOR EXECUTIVE (SES) IN THE VETERAN’S ADMINISTRATION, WORK OUT FOR OUR VETERANS?

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    IT FELL TO A COMMITTEE OF CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS TO FLOG THE TRUTH OUT OF THE ADMINISTRATION, AND IT TOOK MONTHS OF EFFORT:

    THE DEPARTMENT PUNISHED A TOTAL OF EIGHT OF ITS 280,000 EMPLOYEES FOR INVOLVEMENT IN THE DEATH OF 300,000 VETERANS.

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    STEVE SHALL FIND A  STRATIGY TO REMOVE THE 7000 UNTOUCHABLES, “UNFIREABLE CIVIL SERVICE” (SES) SENIOR EXECUTIVES EMPLOYED AND  ALREADY EMBEDDED IN “CAREER POSITIONS”  IN THE WA DC SWAMP.

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    HISTORY ALWAYS MATTER 1883-2016

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    1883 THE CIVIL SERVICE MERIT SYSTEM

    APPROVED ON JANUARY 16, 1883, THE PENDLETON ACT ESTABLISHED A MERIT-BASED SYSTEM OF SELECTING GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND SUPERVISING THEIR WORK. THE ACT ALSO MADE IT UNLAWFUL TO FIRE OR DEMOTE FOR POLITICAL REASONS EMPLOYEES WHO WERE COVERED BY THE LAW.

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    SOMETHING WENT BLATANTLY AMOK IN THE US GOVERNMENT CIVIL SERVICE BETWEEN 1883-2016.

    BY DEFINITION NOV 14, 2016 NOW, WE HAVE TWO GROUPS

    TWO EXCEPTIONS OF THOSE SPECIFICALLY” EXEMPTED BY LAW”

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    The United States Civil Service System can be said to be classified into two general types, the Competitive service AND THE EXCEPTED SERVICE. The Competitive service entails all of the civil service jobs and POSITIONS IN THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH,

     FOR THE EXCEPTION OF THOSE SPECIFICALLY” EXEMPTED BY LAW”,

     THOSE APPOINTED BY THE SENATE,

    AND, THOSE CONSIDERED TO BE IN SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE (SES)

     In this particular civil service system, all applicants are considered to be in competition with other applicants under the  1883  MERIT SYSTEM JANUARY 16, 1883, THE PENDLETON ACT.

    NOW, WE HAVE  AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT WHO SHALL BE ACCOUNTABLE

    STEVE BANNON HAS BEEN APPOINTED AS TRUMP’S CHIEF STRATEGIST.

    STEVE SHALL FIND A STRATEGY FOR  REMOVING SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE (SES)  “SPECIFICALLY EXEMPTED BY LAW”

    THERE IS NO PLACE IN THE PRESIDENT TRUMP’S GOVERNMENT AGENDA FOR THIS BEHIND OUR BACKS, BEHIND CLOSED DOORS UNTOUCHABLE, UNFIREABLE,  7000 SES SENIOR EXECUTIVES, A CORRUPT, LAYER OF POWER AND GREED IN THE VETERAN’S ADMINISTRATION OR ANY OTHER BRANCH OF THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT.

    WHICH IMPAIRS THE PRESIDENT’S ABILITY TO SUPERVISE THE EXECUTION OF THE FEDERAL CIVIL SERVICE LAWS

     “Section 707 thus vests a federal employee with the final authority —

    UNREVIEWABLE BY ANY POLITICALLY ACCOUNTABLE OFFICER OF THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH

     to determine whether to uphold the removal of a [Department of Veterans Affairs],

    WHICH INCLUDES THE POWER TO OVERRULE THE DECISION OF A CABINET-LEVEL OFFICER,”

    she wrote. “That scheme, WHICH IMPAIRS THE PRESIDENT’S ABILITY TO SUPERVISE THE EXECUTION OF THE FEDERAL CIVIL SERVICE LAWS, is inconsistent with the Appointments Clause.”

    INDEED, SOMETHING WENT BLATANTLY AMOK IN THE US GOVERNMENT CIVIL SERVICE BETWEEN 1883-2016.

    Trump says 300,000 veterans died waiting VA care | PolitiFact Virginia

    www.politifact.com/virginia/…/trump-says-300000veteransdies-waiting-va-care/

    Nov 9, 2015 – Donald Trump came to the U.S. Navy stronghold of Norfolk on Halloween … On the VA: “Over 300,000 veterans have died waiting for care”

    TRUMP VOWED TO PROTECT OUR AMERICAN VETERAN’S, UNFORTUNATELY, THERE ARE AT LEAST 300  OF THESE CORRUPT UNTOUCHABLES STILL IN “CAREER POSITIONS”  IN  THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION

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    FACT CHECK ANYONE…

     VA IG Confirms Worst Fears: 300000 Vets Really Did Die While …

    dailycaller.com/…/va-ig-confirms-worst-fears-300000vets-really-did-die-while-waiti…

    Sep 3, 2015 – Pedestrians walk past the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) headquarters in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, May 10, 2013.

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    INDEED, WE THE PEOPLE ARE DELIGHTED THAT DURING THE GOVERNMENT TRANSITION TRUMP IS DRAINING THE WA DC SWAMP AND REWARDING POLITICAL FRIENDS AND SUPPORTERS WITH 4000 POSITIONS.

     TO THE VICTOR GO THE SPOILS

    In 1828, the “spoils system,”  in which political friends and supporters were rewarded with Government positions, was in full force. The term “spoils system” was derived from the phrase “to the victor go the spoils.” In the years after Jackson’s Presidency, the flaws and abuses in this system were serious. Political appointees were required to spend more and more time and money on political activities. As the Federal bureaucracy grew, Presidents were increasingly hounded by job seekers. In Jackson’s time there were approximately 20,000 Federal employees. By 1884 there were over 130,000. Additionally, with the industrialization of America, Federal jobs became more specialized and required special and specific skills.

    The Pendleton Act transformed the nature of public service. Today many well-educated and well-trained professionals have found a rewarding career in Federal service. When the Pendleton Act went into effect, only 10 percent of the Government’s 132,000 employees were covered. Today (date unknown), more than 90 percent of the 2.7 million Federal employees are covered.

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    SOMETHING WENT BLATANTLY AMOK IN THE US GOVERNMENT CIVIL SERVICE BETWEEN 1883-2016.

    HOW DID THE U.S. GOVERNMENT END UP  WITH 7000 (SES) UNFIREABLE UNTOUCHABLES CIVIL SERVICE EMPLOYEES CHARGED WITH LEADING THE CONTINUING TRANSFORMATION OF OUR GOVERNMENT?

    WHO ARE THEY?

    USAJOBS – Senior Executives

    https://www.usajobs.gov/SeniorExecutives/

    THE SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE (SES) IS COMPRISED OF THE MEN AND WOMEN CHARGED WITH LEADING THE CONTINUING TRANSFORMATION OF OUR GOVERNMENT. THIS DEDICATED CORPS OF EXECUTIVES SHARES A COMMITMENT TO PUBLIC SERVICE AND A SET OF DEMOCRATIC VALUES GROUNDED IN THE FUNDAMENTAL IDEALS OF THE CONSTITUTION.

     THE SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE (SES), POSITIONS INCLUDE POSITIONS CLASSIFIED ABOVE GS-15 THAT INCLUDE DUTIES INVOLVING ONE OR MORE OF THE FUNCTIONAL CRITERIA (EXECUTIVE OR MANAGERIAL)

    YEP, THEY ARE  THOSE SPECIFICALLY” EXEMPTED BY LAW”, IN SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE (SES)

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    WHO HIRED  THE 7000 (SES) SENIOR EXECUTIVES THAT HAVE ALREADY BUILT A FEDERAL CORPORATE CULTURE THAT DRIVES FOR RESULTS, SERVES CUSTOMERS, AND BUILDS SUCCESSFUL TEAMS AND COALITIONS WITHIN AND OUTSIDE THE ORGANIZATION.

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    SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE (SES)

    Guide to Writing Executive Core Qualifications – FAPAC

    EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQS) ARE THE PRIMARY SELECTION CRITERIA FOR THE SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE (SES). WHILE TECHNICAL JOB-SPECIFIC QUALIFICATIONS ARE IMPORTANT, THE ESSENCE OF THE SES IS THE ABILITY TO LEAD.

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    Executive Core Qualifications – Office of Personnel Management

    https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/…executive…/executivecorequalificatio

    OPM HAS IDENTIFIED FIVE EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQS). The executive core qualifications define the competencies needed TO BUILD A FEDERAL CORPORATE CULTURE THAT DRIVES FOR RESULTS, SERVES CUSTOMERS, AND BUILDS SUCCESSFUL TEAMS AND COALITIONS WITHIN AND OUTSIDE THE ORGANIZATION.

    ECQ 1: Leading Change · ‎ECQ 2: Leading People · ‎ECQ 3: Results Driven

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    FINALLY THEY MENTION “THE HIRING MANAGERS” IN THAT SCHEME, WHICH IMPAIRS THE PRESIDENT’S ABILITY TO SUPERVISE THE EXECUTION OF THE FEDERAL CIVIL SERVICE LAWS

    Preparing Your Federal ECQ’s – Job-Hunt.org

    https://www.job-hunt.org/federal…job…/ECQs-executivecorequalifications.shtml

    Below is a list of the 5 ECQs, along with a description of WHAT HIRING MANAGERS seek in each area. ECQ 1: Leading Change. Organizations are constantly in flux. ECQ 2: Leading People. Leaders in SES positions have responsibility for a large staff. ECQ 3: Results Driven. ECQ 4: Business Acumen. ECQ 5: Building Coalitions.

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    WHO ARE THE (SES) UNTOUCHABLES?

    USAJOBS – Senior Executives

    https://www.usajobs.gov/SeniorExecutives/

    THE SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE (SES) IS COMPRISED OF THE MEN AND WOMEN CHARGED WITH LEADING THE CONTINUING TRANSFORMATION OF OUR GOVERNMENT. THIS DEDICATED CORPS OF EXECUTIVES SHARES A COMMITMENT TO PUBLIC SERVICE AND A SET OF DEMOCRATIC VALUES GROUNDED IN THE FUNDAMENTAL IDEALS OF THE CONSTITUTION.

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    WHO ARE THESE (SES) UNTOUCHABLE INDIVIDUALS?

     USAJOBS Help Center | Senior Executives

    https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique…/senior-executives/

    The Senior Executive Service (SES) consists of executive positions, including managerial, supervisory, and policy positions classified above General Schedule …

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    SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE (SES).

    Guide to Writing Executive Core Qualifications – FAPAC

    EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQS) ARE THE PRIMARY SELECTION CRITERIA FOR THE SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE (SES). WHILE TECHNICAL JOB-SPECIFIC QUALIFICATIONS ARE IMPORTANT, THE ESSENCE OF THE SES IS THE ABILITY TO LEAD.

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    LOOKING FOR A JOB?

    executive director – USAJOBS – The Federal Government’s Official …

    https://www.usajobs.gov/Search?keyword=%22executive%20director%22

    Jobs 1 – 20 of 20 – The Executive Director provides executive level support…of a National Cemetery. The Executive … Full Time – Senior Executive Service (SES).

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    WE HAVE  AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT WHO SHALL BE ACCOUNTABLE

    STEVE BANNON HAS BEEN APPOINTED AS TRUMP’S CHIEF STRATEGIST.

    STEVE SHALL FIND A STRATEGY FOR  REMOVING SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE (SES)  “SPECIFICALLY EXEMPTED BY LAW”

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    UNDER PRESIDENT TRUMP

    NOBODY IS GOING TO BUILD ANYTHING OUTSIDE AND EXEMPT FROM THE LAW

    NOBODY IS GOING TO BE  BUYING OR SELLING OR SERVING CUSTOMERS OUTSIDE AND EXEMPT FROM THE LAW

    NOBODY IS GOING TO BE BUILDING COALITIONS OUTSIDE AND EXEMPT FROM THE LAW

    AND NOBODY IN A GOVERNMENT AGENCY IS GOING TO BE WRITING POLICY OUTSIDE OR  EXEMPT FROM THE LAW,  OUR PRESIDENT, CONGRESS AND THE CONSTITUTIONAL LAW OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT

    WITH TRUMP AS OUR PRESIDENT, NEVER AGAIN SHALL ANY GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE RECEIVE A BONUS FOR PUTTING 300,000 AMERICAN VETERAN’S INTO FLAG DRAPED COFFINS. period


  • Trump Drain the (SES) Veteran’s Swamp

    Trump Drain the (SES) Veteran’s  Swamp

    DRAIN THE WA DC SWAMP OF THE UNTOUCHABLE SENIOR EXECUTIVES (SES) IN THE VETERAN’S ADMINISTRATION.

    TRUMP VOWED TO PROTECT OUR AMERICAN VETERAN’S, UNFORTUNATELY THERE ARE AT LEAST 300  OF THESE CORRUPT UNTOUCHABLES STILL IN “CAREER POSITIONS”  IN  THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION

    STEVE BANNON HAS BEEN APPOINTED AS TRUMP’S CHIEF STRATEGIST.

    WHAT IS STEVE’S STRATEGY TO REMOVE THESE UNTOUCHABLE (SES) SENIOR EXECUTIVES FROM THE VETERAN’S ADMINISTRATION SWAMP?

    WHAT IS THE SCHEME, WHICH IMPAIRS THE PRESIDENT’S ABILITY TO SUPERVISE THE EXECUTION OF THE FEDERAL CIVIL SERVICE LAWS?

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    “SECTION 707 THUS VESTS A FEDERAL EMPLOYEE WITH THE FINAL AUTHORITY 

     UNREVIEWABLE BY ANY POLITICALLY ACCOUNTABLE OFFICER OF THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH 

    — to determine whether to uphold the removal of a [Department of Veterans Affairs], which includes the power to overrule the decision of a Cabinet-level officer,” she wrote. “That scheme, which impairs the President’s ability to supervise the execution of the federal civil service laws, is inconsistent with the Appointments Clause.”

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    THERE IS NO PLACE IN THE PRESIDENT TRUMP’S GOVERNMENT AGENDA FOR THIS BEHIND OUR BACKS BEHIND CLOSED DOORS UNTOUCHABLES, (SES) SENIOR EXECUTIVES, CORRUPT, LAYER OF POWER AND GREED IN THE VETERAN’S ADMINISTRATION OR ANY OTHER BRANCH OF AMERICA’S GOVERNMENT.

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    History is a reminder…

    Do you remember the Veteran’s Administration scandal?

     When none of us had ever heard of the SENIOR EXECUTIVES (SES)?

    VA Fired 2,247 People Last Year, But Only 2 Were Senior Executives …

    www.govexec.com/management/2014/…/vafiredwereseniorexecutives/85528/

    May 30, 2014

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    HOW UNTOUCHABLE WERE THE VA (SES) SENIOR EXECUTIVES?

    HOW MANY (SES) SENIOR EXECUTIVES GOT FIRED FOR THIS ATROCITY?

    IG report: 300,000 vets died while waiting for health care at VA | Fox …

    www.foxnews.com/…/ig-report-close-to-300000-vets-died-while-waiting-for-health-c…

    SEP 3, 2015 – WASHINGTON – More than 300,000 American military veterans likely died while waiting for health care — and nearly twice as many are still waiting — according to a new Department of Veterans Affairs inspector general report. The IG report says “serious” problems with …

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    ACCORDING TO THE APRIL 22, 2015  NEW YORK TIMESTHE ACTUAL NUMBER IS: ZERO.

    As the Times recalls, soon after the “Sixty heads rolled!” headlines were written, the Department of Veterans Affairs backpedaled and said that only 14 people had actually been removed. THAT WAS A LIE, TOO.

    AS SO OFTEN IN THE OBAMA YEARS, IT FELL TO A COMMITTEE OF CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS TO FLOG THE TRUTH OUT OF THE ADMINISTRATION, AND IT TOOK MONTHS OF EFFORT:

    The documents given this month to the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, which provided them to The New York Times, show

    THAT THE DEPARTMENT PUNISHED A TOTAL OF EIGHT OF ITS 280,000 EMPLOYEES FOR INVOLVEMENT IN THE SCANDAL.

    One was fired, one retired in lieu of termination, one’s termination is pending, and five were reprimanded or suspended for up to two months.

    The only person fired was the director of the Phoenix hospital, Sharon Helman, who technically was removed not for her role in the manipulation of waiting lists but for receiving “inappropriate gifts,” according to the department.

    In a statement released Wednesday night, the department did not dispute the numbers released by the committee, but said that more than 100 other employees were facing disciplinary action.

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    OVER A YEAR  AND A HALF LATER  as of OCTOBER 28, 2016 there were  still over 300 UNTOUCHABLE (SES) Senior Executives STILL EMPLOYED BY the Veteran’s Administration AND VA senior executives still collecting bonuses of over $10,000.00 a year

    Veterans Affairs Doles Out Huge Bonuses Despite Corruption

    www.disabledveterans.org › News & Legislation

    Oct 30, 2016 – October 31, 2016. 54 … She received a bonus of $9,120 in January 2016. … /politics/2016/10/28/more-bonusesva-employees-despite-ongoing-problems-agency/92837218/ … Whether they were pulling a Hillary and the size of the bonus is …. There are over 500 dead veterans [a Judge and a Reporter had …

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    VA still plagued by problems two years after scandal – Washington Times

    www.washingtontimes.com/…/3/va-still-plagued-by-problems-two-years-after-scand/

    Apr 3, 2016 –

    Two years after the scandal emerged over phony waiting lists for patients at the Department of Veterans Affairs facility in Phoenix, the department is still beset with problems ranging from fresh accusations of falsified waiting lists to a system-wide failure to discipline wrongdoing.

    “The VA is still struggling with a lack of accountability, an inability to properly manage a budget rapidly approaching $200 billion, and a failure to provide veterans with timely access to care and benefits,” said John Cooper, a spokesman for Concerned Veterans for America. “The VA is broken, and if we want veterans to be assured of a VA that works, we need to systemically reform it.”

    Employee discipline has become an embarrassment. Even in the rare cases where VA management does punish employees, the agency is being thwarted by union-backed civil service rules.

    For example, a VA employee in Puerto Rico was reinstated with back pay last month after she was fired upon being arrested for armed robbery. She pleaded guilty, but her union got her job back by arguing in a grievance that a VA manager at the facility is a registered sex offender and another VA hospital manager was once arrested for drunken driving and found in possession of pain pills.

    In Alexandria, Louisiana, a VA nursing assistant is still awaiting trial on manslaughter charges in the death of a 70-year-old Air Force veteran in 2013. Hospital officials initially called the veteran’s death an accident, but a coroner determined the veteran died from blunt force trauma to the head.

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    AS SO OFTEN IN THE OBAMA YEARS, CONGRESS WAS A SPINELESS FLOP

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    VA no longer using expedited SES firing authority after Justice decision

    federalnewsradio.com › Workforce › SES

    JUN 17, 2016 VA no longer using expedited SES firing authority after Justice decision … This was in response to the committee’s inquiry over whether the department planned to … Under the Choice Act for example, VA executives can appeal to an … “Two years ago, veterans were forced to wait too long for care because …

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    The bottom line

    As John Cooper, a spokesman for Concerned Veterans for America said. “The VA is broken, and if we want veterans to be assured of a VA that works, we need to systemically reform it.”

     To be continued…..

    The Untouchables (SES) Senior Executives


  • The National Park (NPS) Rigged System

    The National Park (NPS) Rigged System

    Usually, the victors just write the history.. But In this case the victors (NPS) have deleted the history and the (NPS) is dictating the future NON-USE  AND ACCESS to Americas Public Park Lands.

    THE  GATEWAY TO THE OLYMPIC’S HAS BEEN SCRUBBED FROM  NATIONAL PARK (NPS) HISTORY . period

    THE OPEN GATEWAY TO THE OLYMPICS  ENTIRE ONP TRAIL SYSTEM, WAS A HUGE ONP UNWANTED OPEN PUBLIC ACCESS.

    SO, THE OPEN ACCESS TO THE GATEWAY OF THE OLYMPIC’S HAS BEEN COMPLETELY SCRUBBED FROM THE ONP HISTORY.  period.

    THE GATEWAY TO THE OLYMPIC’S WAS THE  GATEWAY TO THE ENTIRE OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK TRAIL SYSTEM VIA THE OLYMPIC HOT SPRINGS ROAD, THE ROAD  WENT UP TO THE OLYMPIC HOT SPRINGS RESORT.

    THE ONP GOT RID OF THE SCHOFELD FAMILY THAT RAN THE WORLD CLASS OLYMPIC HOT SPRING RESORT.

    THE ONP DID NOT MAINTAIN THE ROADS AND LET NATURE TAKE IT’S COURSE ON THE OLYMPIC HOT SPRINGS ROAD

    THE OLYMPIC HOT SPRING RESORT WAS LEFT BY THE ONP TO BE CRUSHED AND FLATTENED BY SNOW BY 1966.

    THE ONP REMOVED ALL TRACE OF THE RESORT.

    THE OLYMPIC HOT SPRING ROAD WAS SHORTENED, CLOSED AND GATED AS IT FELL TO RUIN

    ONLY AN UNMAINTAINED TRAIL LED TO THE OLYMPIC HOT SPRINGS

    THE NATURAL MINERAL POOLS AT THE HOT SPRINGS BECAME A FILTHY CONTAMINATED HOLE FOR HIPPY HIKERS

    THE HIGHWAY 101 ROAD SIGN “OLYMPIC HOT SPRINGS ROAD” IS A HUGE UNWANTED ONP ATTRACTION.

    THE OPEN GATEWAY TO THE OLYMPICS  ENTIRE ONP TRAIL SYSTEM, WAS A HUGE ONP UNWANTED OPEN PUBLIC ACCESS.

    SO, THE OPEN ACCESS TO THE GATEWAY OF THE OLYMPIC’S HAS BEEN COMPLETELY SCRUBBED FROM THE ONP HISTORY.  period.

    THE ENTICING OLYMPIC HOT SPRINGS ROAD SIGNS SHALL BE REMOVED, AND  IT SHALL BE RENAMED SOMETHING LIKE THE DAM ELWHA RIVER ROAD. 

    THE ONP WAITING GAME, JUST A MATTER OF TIME, LET NATURE TAKE IT’S COURSE, THEN ONP CAN CLOSE AND GATE ONE ACCESS ROAD AT A TIME, AND ONP CAN CLOSE AND GATE ONE ACCESS TRAIL AT A TIME

    AND IN NO TIME AT ALL… THE ONP SHALL HAVE CLOSED THE GATE TO ALL ACCESS TO THE OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK TRAIL SYSTEM… UNTIL THERE IS NO GATE WAY TO THE OLYMPICS TRAIL SYSTEM. period

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     One ONP excuse after another shall keep us from our public and private land

     REMOVING OUR TWO BENEFICIAL DAMS

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    June 28. 2011

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

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

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

    Click here to zoom...

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

    FOUR, THEN OVER FIVE YEARS LATER

    WHAT’S NEW ON THE OLYMPIC HOT SPRING ROAD?

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     NOV 17, 2015

     OLYMPIC HOT SPRINGS ROAD CLOSED AT THE ONP GATE, BY A  WASHOUT, DUE TO THE REMOVAL OF DAMS.

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    JULY 18, 2016  I DROVE TO THE ONP LOCKED GATE

    WHAT’S NEW ON THE OLYMPIC HOT SPRING ROAD?

    BIG FLASHING SIGN AT HIGHWAY 101 AND OLYMPIC HOT SPRINGS ROAD

    ONP THREE DAY NOTICE?

    THE OLYMPIC HOT SPRING ROAD SHALL BE CLOSED TO ALL PUBLIC ACCESS

     As of July 25, Olympic Hot Springs Road is CLOSED to all public access until approximately October for repairs

    DUE TO THE NOV 17, 2015 OLYMPIC HOT SPRINGS ROAD WASHOUT

     USING THE FEDERAL DOT EXPEDITIOUS EMERGENCY ROAD REPAIR?

    THE OLYMPIC HOT SPRING ROAD SHALL BE AND HAS BEEN CLOSED TO ALL PUBLIC ACCESS FROM NOV 17, 2015 UNTIL OCT 2016.

     INDEED, WITH THE HELP OF REP DEREK KILMER, IT ONLY TOOK ELEVEN (11) MONTHS FOR THE FEDERAL DOT EXPEDICOUS EMERGENCY ROAD REPAIR TO BEGIN.

    ROAD CLOSED, TRAILS CLOSED, DISCONNECTED AND INACCESSIBLE

     As of July 25, 2016 Whiskey Bend, Boulder Creek, and all other trailheads connected to Olympic Hot Springs Road will be inaccessible from the Elwha side of these trails.

    AND IN NO TIME AT ALL… THE ONP SHALL HAVE CLOSED THE GATE TO ALL PUBLIC ACCESS TO THE OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK TRAIL SYSTEM… UNTIL THERE IS NO GATE WAY TO THE OLYMPICS TRAIL SYSTEM. period

    JULY 18, 2016 WHAT’S NEW

    AT THE ONP CLOSED GATE ON THE OLYMPIC HOT SPRINGS ROAD?

     ONP THREE DAY NOTICE OF CLOSURE

    LOTS OF LOCKED OUT VERY DISGRUNTLED TOURIST MILLING AROUND IN THE PARKING LOT….

    YEP, LOTS OF VERY ANGRY AND VERY DISSATISFIED OUT OF TOWNERS FROM SEVERAL DIFFERENT STATES…  MISGUIDED,, MISLED, UNINFORMED, OR MISINFORMED CONFUSED ONP TOURISTS 

    UNINFORMED? GO FIGURE EVEN THE LOCAL RANGERS WERE NOT NOTIFIED OF THE CLOSURE..

     YEP,  THOSE TOURISTS ASKED A LOT OF QUESTIONS

    WHO TO?… HOW TO?…. WHERE TO?…. WHAT TO?.. WHY TO?….

    AND, YEP,  THEY SAID WHAT THE HELL TOO!

    YOU MEAN I CAN’T GET THERE FROM HERE….

    AND IN NO TIME AT ALL… THE ONP SHALL HAVE CLOSED THE GATE TO ALL PUBLIC ACCESS TO THE OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK TRAIL SYSTEM… UNTIL THERE IS NO GATE WAY TO THE OLYMPICS TRAIL SYSTEM. period

    AND IN NO TIME AT ALL… THE ONP SIGN ON THE GATE, ON OLYMPIC HOT SPRINGS ROAD WILL BE…

    YOU, THE PUBLIC,  CAN’T GET ANYWHERE, WE DON’T WANT YOU TO BE,  FROM HERE.

    INDEED, BEHIND OUR BACKS, BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, IS WHERE US.GOV DOES IT’S RIGGED BUSINESS

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    The NPS Wild Wilderness SCAM Continues..

    Posted on July 25, 2016 10:37 am by Pearl Rains Hewett Comment

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

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

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

    Centennial Initiative 2016 – National Park Service

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

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

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

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

    SO…… THE WILD OLYMPICS SCAM CONTINUES IN 2016


  • DHS Systematic Scrubbing of Radical Islam

    DHS Systematic Scrubbing of Radical Islam

    CRUZ NEVER ASKED WHY

    Cruz Tears Into DHS Chief Over ‘Systematic Scrubbing’ of Radical …

    www.theblaze.com/…/cruztearsintodhschiefoversystematicscrubbing-o

    June 30 2016 Cruz Tears Into DHS Chief Over ‘Systematic Scrubbing’ of Radical Islam

    Please read the full text for clarity and understanding

    Cruz began by comparing the number of references to “Jihad,” “Muslim,” and “Islam” found in the 9/11 commission report to the number found in several of the Obama administration’s intelligence and counterterrorism materials.

    “The word ‘jihad’ appears in that report 126 times, the world ‘Muslim’ appears in that report 145 times, the world ‘Islam’ appears in that report 322 times,” he said sternly. “And yet since that 9/11 commission report,

    DIFFERENT POLICIES HAVE COME INTO EFFECT. AND AS A MATTER OF SYSTEMATIC POLICY, THOSE TERMS ARE NO LONGER ALLOWED TO BE USED IN THIS ADMINISTRATION.”

     “And yet since that 9/11 commission report, different policies have come into effect. And as a matter of systematic policy, those terms are no longer allowed to be used in this administration.”

    BUT, CRUZ NEVER ASKED WHY

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    THE UNANSWERED QUESTION IS WHY?

    Obama and his Administration have scrubbed  American History of the terms (words) associated with Radical Islamic Terrorism contained in the 2004 9-11 commission report.

    My website is dedicated to researching, documenting, posting and disseminating critical information

    As documented by Senator Cruz.

    INFORMED AMERICAN CITIZENS KNOW

    WHO scrubbed, PRESIDENT OBAMA ELECTED IN 2009, the first African American U.S. president.

    WHAT WAS SCRUBBED, ‘JIHAD’ 126 times, MUSLIM’ 145 times, ‘ISLAM’  322 times

    WHEN IT WAS SCRUBBED, BETWEEN THE TIME OBAMA WAS ELECTED PRESIDENT JAN  2009 AND June 30, 2016

    WHERE IT WAS SCRUBBED, Behind our back, behind closed doors in WA DC

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    THE UNANSWERED QUESTION WAS WHY?

    After, spending 20 hours researching and reading and reading…

    I finally found and watched a  video. more research….I went to Snopes.

    Amazingly enough,  SNOPES PROVIDED THE “WHY” DOCUMENTATION ON OBAMA’S IMMIGRATION POLICY.

    WHY INDEED,  OBAMA’S  FUNDAMENTAL PLAN TO TRANSFORM AMERICA STARTED OCTOBER 30, 2008 AT A CAMPAIGN RALLY.

     OBAMA’S FUNDAMENTAL TRANSFORMATION OF AMERICA  WAS THEN AND  ALWAYS HAS BEEN……

    GLOBALIZATION BY IMMIGRATION, AND MORE  IMMIGRATION FOR GLOBALIZATION,

    WHAT BETTER WAY FOR OBAMA TO FUNDIMENTALLY TRANSFORM AMERICA

    IMPORTING HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF  MUSLIMS TO THE US

    “Between 2010 and 2013, the Obama administration imported almost 300,000 new immigrants from Muslim nations — more immigrants than the U.S. let in from Central America and Mexico combined over that period… Many of the recent Muslim immigrants are from terrorist hot spots like Iraq, where the Islamic State operates. From 2010-2013, Obama ushered in 41,094 Iraqi nationals from there…

    HOUSE HOMELAND SECURITY COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN MIKE MCCAUL CALLED THE NEW POLICY “A FEDERALLY SANCTIONED WELCOME PARTY TO POTENTIAL TERRORISTS.[1] – source

    an additional 45,000 new refugees, mostly from Syria, from 2016 to 2017.

    WHAT BETTER WAY TO FUNDIMENTALLY TRANSFORM AMERICA

    An Organized Invasion use the refugee program for Radical Islamic Terrorists to infiltrate the West

    “I take ISIS at its word when it says we want to use the refugee program to infiltrate the West,” Rep. Michael McCaul, Chairman of the House Homeland Security committee, said recently on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

    PRESIDENT OBAMA SAYS SYRIAN REFUGEES ARE LESS DANGEROUS THAN TOURISTS, AND HE’S DIRECTED HIS ADMINISTRATION TO TAKE IN AT LEAST 10,000 SYRIAN REFUGEES IN 2016.

    Hmmm…an additional 45,000 new refugees, mostly from Syria, from 2016 to 2017.

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    Berlin, Germany, July 17, 2015.  THE REALITY OF GLOBALIZATION

    THE INFLUX OF HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF REFUGEES INTO EUROPE IS PART OF THE REALITY OF GLOBALIZATION, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Thursday.

    The German government expects 800,000 or more people to arrive this year and media say it could be up to 1.5 million.

    German authorities are struggling to cope with the roughly 10,000 refugees arriving every day, many fleeing conflict in the Middle East.

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    Jun. 30, 2016 unedited Full text

    Cruz Tears Into DHS Chief Over ‘Systematic Scrubbing’ of Radical …

    www.theblaze.com/…/cruztearsintodhschiefoversystematicscrubbing-o

    TheBlaze Cruz Tears Into DHS Chief OverSystematic Scrubbing’ of Radical Islam During Contentious Exchange. Jun. 30, 2016 12:50pm Jason Howerton …

    INDEED, Cruz Tears Into DHS Chief Over ‘Systematic Scrubbing’ of Radical Islam During Contentious Exchange

    Jun. 30, 2016 12:50pm

    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) grilled Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson Thursday over the “systematic scrubbing of law enforcement and intelligence materials,” connecting the issue to the 2014 Fort Hood shooting and other attacks.

    Cruz began by comparing the number of references to “Jihad,” “Muslim,” and “Islam” found in the 9/11 commission report to the number found in several of the Obama administration’s intelligence and counterterrorism materials.

    “The word ‘jihad’ appears in that report 126 times, the world ‘Muslim’ appears in that report 145 times, the world ‘Islam’ appears in that report 322 times,” he said sternly. “And yet since that 9/11 commission report, different policies have come into effect. And as a matter of systematic policy, those terms are no longer allowed to be used in this administration.”

    Johnson told Cruz repeatedly that he has no knowledge efforts to “purge” DHS material of references to radical Islam. The DHS chief went on to claim that conceding the Islamic State is connected to Islam only gives the terrorist group what it wants.

    Cruz ultimately cut off Johnson to reclaim his speaking time.

    “You’re entitled to give speeches other times,” Cruz said. “My question was if you were aware that the information has been scrubbed.”

    Watch the entire contentious exchange below:

    Cruz also pushed back against Johnson’s assertion that removing references to radical Islam is merely a “semantic difference.”

    “When you erase references to radical jihad, it impacts the behavior of law enforcement and national security to respond to red flags and prevent terrorist attacks before they occur,” Cruz said.

    The Texas senator suggested the Fort Hood shooting may have been one of those instances. When bluntly asked by Cruz if it was a “mistake” not to respond to the “red flags” in regards to Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan, Johnson accused Cruz of citing incorrect information.

    “In one minute, I couldn’t begin to answer your question,” he said.

    “Pick anything,” Cruz shot back. “Pick one thing, sir.”

    “You’re assuming that the federal government in advance of the attack on Fort Hood saw all these different red flags. That’s not correct,” Johnson said.

    That’s when Cruz got specific.

    “Is it true or false that the Obama administration knew before the attack that Nidal Hasan was communicating with Anwar al-Awlaki?” Cruz asked.

    “How are you defining the ‘Obama administration,’ sir?” Johnson said.

    “The Federal Bureau of Investigation,” Cruz responded.

    “The entire Federal Bureau of Investigation? I can’t answer that question sitting here,” Johnson answered.

    “The answer is ‘yes’ and it’s public record, sir,” Cruz retorted.

    Cruz went on to cite “red flags” missed in the Boston bombings and San Bernardino attack.

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    And, Cruz never asked why…

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    WATCH THIS VIDEO. CONNECT THE DOTS

    Obama’s Threat To ‘Fundamentally Transform’ America Is Now Nearly …

    www.nowtheendbegins.com/barack-obama-plans-destroy-united-states-america/

    Obama said in 2008 that he planned to “Fundamentally Transform America. … meant a complete transformation from top to bottom, and a change in foreign relations. … Of course he went to those who have a history of despising the U.S.

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    I went to snopes….. to document a quotation attributed to  Barack Obama

    “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”

    Snopes said false? The original contains no specific mention of “Muslims”

    The original contains Obama’s specific  meetings with Arab and Pakistani American immigrants after 9-11

    From his book, “The Audacity of Hope”, page 261  published October 17, 2006  

    Amazingly enough,  SNOPES PROVIDED THE DOCUMENTATION ON OBAMA’S IMMIGRATION POLICY.

    Obama’s specific meetings with Arab and Pakistani American immigrants after 9-11

    “WHY” Obama and his Administration have scrubbed  American History of the terms (words) associated with Radical Islamic Terrorism contained in the 2004 9-11 commission report.

    They (Arab and Pakistani Americans) have been reminded that the history of immigration in this country has a dark underbelly; they need specific reassurances that their citizenship really means something

    AND OBAMA’S QUOTE, that America has learned the right lessons from the Japanese internments during World War II.

    “The Audacity of Hope” WAS NOT ABOUT AMERICAN HOPE,  IT WAS ABOUT THE AUDACITY OF OBAMA’S HOPE FOR  IMMIGRANTS

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     OBAMA’S  FUNDAMENTAL CHANGE TO AMERICA, WAS GLOBALIZATION BY IMMIGRATION

    OBAMA QUOTATION FROM SNOPES

    In the wake of 9/11, my meetings with Arab and Pakistani Americans, for example, have a more urgent quality, for the stories of detentions and FBI questioning and hard stares from neighbors have shaken their sense of security and belonging. They have been reminded that the history of immigration in this country has a dark underbelly; they need specific reassurances that their citizenship really means something, that America has learned the right lessons from the Japanese internments during World War II, and that I will stand with them should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.

    “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”

    The original contains no specific mention of “Muslims”

    The original contains Obama’s specific  meetings with Arab and Pakistani American immigrants after 9-11

    SNOPES EXPLAINS..THE QUOTATION

    This statement is a rewording of a passage from page 261 of The Audacity of Hope, in which Barack Obama wrote of the importance of not allowing inflamed public opinion to result in innocent members of immigrant groups being stripped of their rights, denied their due as American citizens, or placed into confinement, as was done with Japanese-American U.S. citizens during World War II. The original contains no specific mention of “Muslims” — Obama was referring to the importance of standing up for and protecting the rights of all immigrants who have become U.S. citizens, and someone altered the wording of the passage to give it a different meaning:

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    What a stupid Question

    Should the United States Allow Syrian Refugees into the Country …

    2016election.procon.org/view.answers.election.php?questionID=002062

    Mar 10, 2016 – 13, 2015], the U.S. simply cannot, should not and must not accept any … accept an additional 45,000 new refugees, mostly from Syria, from 2016 to 2017. … of the United States is to protect America, not the image of Islam.”

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    REDUNTANT? I think not..

    October 17, 2006  Barak Obama “The Audacity of Hope”, page 261

    “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”

    Snopes THE ORIGINAL CONTAINS NO SPECIFIC MENTION OF “MUSLIMS”

    THE ORIGINAL specifically mentions ARAB AND PAKISTANI AMERICANS

    In the wake of 9/11, my meetings with ARAB AND PAKISTANI AMERICANS, for example, have a more urgent quality, for the stories of detentions and FBI questioning and hard stares from neighbors have shaken their sense of security and belonging. They have been reminded that the history of immigration in this country has a dark underbelly;

    THEY (ARAB AND PAKISTANI AMERICANS)  NEED SPECIFIC REASSURANCES THAT THEIR CITIZENSHIP REALLY MEANS SOMETHING,

    that America has learned the right lessons from the Japanese internments during World War II,

    AND THAT I WILL STAND WITH THEM (ARAB AND PAKISTANI AMERICANS) SHOULD THE POLITICAL WINDS SHIFT IN AN UGLY DIRECTION.

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    JUST ASKING… WHOSE WINNING THE WAR ON TERRORISM?

    “History is always written by the winners. When two cultures clash, the loser is obliterated, and the winner writes the history books-books which glorify their own …

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    Winds of Change : snopes.com

    www.snopes.com › Fact Check Snopes.com

    May 21, 2008 – Barack Obama did not write in 2006 that “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”

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    OBAMA WILL STAND WITH ARAB AND PAKISTANI AMERICANS

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  • RNC BROKERED CONVENTIONS 1912-2016

    RNC BROKERED CONVENTIONS 1912-2016

    Presidents are Selected, Not Elected

    2016 THE GOP POLITICO ESTABLISHMENT IS HELL BENT ON SELECTING THE NEXT PRESIDENT NOMINATED  WITH A BROKERED REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION (RNC).

    SECRETARY OF DEFENSE DONALD RUMSFELD NOTED THAT

    “WE KNOW THERE ARE SOME THINGS WE DO NOT KNOW.

    BUT THERE ARE ALSO UNKNOWN UNKNOWNS

    THE ONES WE DON’T KNOW WE DON’T KNOW.”

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    INDEED, WHAT IS A (RCN) BROKERED CONVENTION?

    2016 IT IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THAT THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS A PRIVATE ORGANIZATION GOVERNED BY ITS OWN RULES AND BYLAWS,

    2016  ALL WHICH CAN BE CHANGED ACCORDING TO MECHANISMS PRESCRIBED IN THE PARTY’S RULES.

    2016 A BROKERED CONVENTION IS WHEN PARTY OFFICIALS BROKER OR NEGOTIATE BACKROOM CONSENSUS WITH DELEGATES, OR CHANGE THE NOMINATION RULES TO FACILITATE THE SELECTION OF PRESIDENTIAL AND VICE PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEES.

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    THE 2016 REPUBLICAN NATIONAL BROKERED CONVENTION

    AMERICA’S ENTIRE PATCHWORK OF ARCANE PRIMARY RULES SHALL BE BROKERED IN BACKROOM DEALS BY 112-MEMBER RULES ON A COMMITTEES FROM A PRIVATE ORGANIZATION GOVERNED BY CHANGING ITS OWN RULES AND BYLAWS?

    WHITTLE DOWN TRUMP’S  DELEGATES

    AND,  THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION’S  112-MEMBER RULES PANEL, WHICH COMPRISES TWO OFFICIALS FROM EACH STATE AND TERRITORY SHALL MAKE UP THEIR OWN RULES AS THEY GO ALONG AND SELECT THE NEXT PRIMARY CANDIDATE FOR THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IN BACKROOM DEALS

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    THE ONES WE DON’T KNOW WE DON’T KNOW

    WHAT HAPPENED AT THE 1912 BROKERED REPUBLICAN CONVENTION?

    “THE RESULTING FLOOR FIGHT IN THE APTLY NAMED CHICAGO COLISEUM LIVED UP TO THE PREDICTION OF THE IRISH-AMERICAN HUMORIST FINLEY PETER DUNNE

    THAT THE 1912 CONTESTED CONVENTION WOULD BE “A COMBYNATION IV TH’ CHICAGO FIRE, SAINT BARTHOLOMEW’S MASSACREE, THE BATTLE IV TH’ BOYNE, TH’ LIFE IV JESSE JAMES, AN’ TH’ NIGHT IV TH’ BIG WIND.”

    THE NOMINATION BATTLE BETWEEN THE TWO MEN WAS BRUTAL, PERSONAL

    AND ULTIMATELY FATAL TO THE PARTY’S CHANCES FOR VICTORY IN NOVEMBER.

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    WHAT HAPPENED AT THE 1912 BROKERED REPUBLICAN CONVENTION?

    1912 ROOSEVELT HANDILY DEFEATED TAFT IN THE PRIMARIES, WINNING NINE STATES TO TAFT’S TWO, ACQUIRING 278 DELEGATES TO HIS OPPONENT’S 48 DELEGATES ALONG WAY.

    1912 ROOSEVELT DISCOVERED THAT HIS 571 DELEGATES, HIGHER THAN THE REQUIRED 540 TO SECURE THE NOMINATION, HAD MYSTERIOUSLY GONE DOWN BY 72 DELEGATES

     1912 AFTER THE STATE PARTY CHAIRMEN FOR ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, TEXAS AND WASHINGTON WITHDREW THEIR SUPPORT AND DIRECTED THEIR DELEGATES TO SIT IN THE TAFT ‘SECTION’ OF THE COLISEUM.

    1912 WHAT FOLLOWED NEXT IN THE CHICAGO COLISEUM HAS BEEN COMMONLY DESCRIBED AS THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL NATIONAL CONVENTIONAL IN U.S. HISTORY.

    PARTY OFFICIALS, WHO WERE ALMOST UNANIMOUSLY ALIGNED WITH ESTABLISHMENT CHOICE TAFT,

    BROKERED BACKROOM DEALS WITH DELEGATES FROM 36 NON-PRIMARY STATES TO WHITTLE DOWN ROOSEVELT’S DELEGATES.

    AS A REPUBLICAN OBSERVED DURING THE CAMPAIGN: “WE CAN’T ELECT TAFT & WE MUST DO ANYTHING TO ELECT WILSON SO AS TO DEFEAT ROOSEVELT.”

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    WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN CLEVELAND DURING AND AFTER A  CONTESTED REPUBLICAN PRIMARY (RNC) 2016?

    Donald Trump warned on Wednesday that his supporters would respond with “riots” if he fails to secure the nomination at July’s convention in Cleveland.

    “I think you’d have riots,” Trump told CNN on Wednesday. “I think you’d have riots. I’m representing a tremendous many, many millions of people.”

    Far from idle chatter, Trump’s words come as escalating protests from left-wing activists, heated responses from his supporters, and increasing tensions within the GOP over his candidacy are raising fears that the convention could devolve into chaos.

    Cleveland is reportedly working to procure 2,000 sets of riot gear equipment for its officers.

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    Behind My Back | Trump is an Informed Prognosticator

    www.behindmyback.org/2016/03/…/trump-is-an-informed-prognosticat

    Mar 23, 2016 – Trump opined that the Paris and Brussels attacks are “just the beginning.” Trump … “I’m a pretty good prognosticator. …. thinkprogress.org/…

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    PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES ARE SELECTED BY AN ELITE PRIVATE ORGANIZATION (RCN)

    AMERICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES ARE NOT ELECTED BY MILLIONS OF WE THE PEOPLE.

    NOW YOU KNOW WHY PRESIDENT FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT SAID

    “PRESIDENTS ARE SELECTED,  NOT ELECTED”
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    1912 Republican Convention | History | Smithsonian

    www.smithsonianmag.com/…/1912-republican-convention-…

    SmithsonianWilliam

    Howard Taft and Theodore Roosevelt had once been friends. But when the … (Barry Goldwater supporters at the 1964 Republican National Convention.) Truman …. Otherwise, he said, the contested delegates should not vote. BOTH HE AND TAFT LOST TO THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE, WOODROW WILSON, THAT NOVEMBER.

    1912 REPUBLICAN CONVENTION

    Return of the Rough Rider

    William Howard Taft and Theodore Roosevelt had once been friends.

     BUT WHEN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY MET IN CHICAGO TO CHOOSE ITS PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE IN JUNE 1912,

     THE NOMINATION BATTLE BETWEEN THE TWO MEN WAS BRUTAL, PERSONAL

    AND ULTIMATELY FATAL TO THE PARTY’S CHANCES FOR VICTORY IN NOVEMBER.

    TAFT DECLARED ROOSEVELT TO BE “THE GREATEST MENACE TO OUR INSTITUTIONS THAT WE HAVE HAD IN A LONG TIME.”

    ROOSEVELT SAW TAFT AS THE AGENT OF “THE FORCES OF REACTION AND OF POLITICAL CROOKEDNESS.

    ” THE RESULTING FLOOR FIGHT IN THE APTLY NAMED CHICAGO COLISEUM LIVED UP TO THE PREDICTION OF THE IRISH-AMERICAN HUMORIST FINLEY PETER DUNNE

     THAT THE 1912 CONVENTION WOULD BE “A COMBYNATION IV TH’ CHICAGO FIRE, SAINT BARTHOLOMEW’S MASSACREE, THE BATTLE IV TH’ BOYNE, TH’ LIFE IV JESSE JAMES, AN’ TH’ NIGHT IV TH’ BIG WIND.”

    THE CONVENTION WAS NOT ARMAGEDDON, BUT TO OBSERVERS IT SEEMED A CLOSE SECOND. SHOUTS OF “LIAR” AND CRIES OF “STEAMROLLER” PUNCTUATED THE PROCEEDINGS.

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    TO THIS DAY, MANY REMAIN SHOCKED AT THE AUDACIOUS MACHINATIONS OF PARTY OFFICIALS TO SECURE THE NOMINATION FOR TAFT

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    For years, the tensions within the GRAND OLD PARTY had been building over the issue of government regulation. During his presidency, Roosevelt had advocated a “Square Deal” between capital and labor in American society. By the time he left the White House in March 1909, Roosevelt believed that the federal government must do more to supervise large corporations, improve the lot of women and children who worked long hours for low wages in industry, and conserve natural resources. “When I say that I am for the square deal, I mean not merely that I stand for fair play under the present rules of the game, but that I stand for having those rules changed so as to work for a more substantial equality of opportunity and of reward for equally good service,” he said in August 1910. Roosevelt was especially critical of the state and federal courts for overturning reform legislation as unconstitutional, and he said that such decisions were “fundamentally hostile to every species of real popular government.”

    Roosevelt’s burgeoning crusade for more active government reflected his loss of faith in William Howard Taft, whom the former Rough Rider had chosen as his successor. As president, Taft had sided with the conservative wing of the party, which had opposed Roosevelt’s reforms at every turn. For his part, Taft believed Roosevelt had stretched the power of the executive branch too far. As a lawyer and former federal judge, Taft had nothing but disdain for his predecessor’s jaundiced view of the judiciary. “The regret which he certainly expressed that the courts had the power to set aside statutes,” wrote the president, “was an attack upon our system at the very point where I think it is the strongest.”

    Tensions deepened in 1912, when Roosevelt began ADVOCATING THE RECALL OF JUDICIAL DECISIONS THROUGH POPULAR VOTE. With the courts tamed as an enemy to reform, ROOSEVELT THEN WOULD PRESS FORWARD “TO SEE THAT THE WAGE-WORKER, THE SMALL PRODUCER, THE ORDINARY CONSUMER, SHALL GET THEIR FAIR SHARE OF THE BENEFIT OF BUSINESS PROSPERITY.” To enact his program, Roosevelt signaled that he would accept another term as president and seek the nomination of the Republican Party.

    THESE AMBITIONS REVEALED, TAFT AND HIS FELLOW CONSERVATIVES DEEMED ROOSEVELT A DANGEROUS RADICAL. ONCE IN POWER FOR A THIRD TERM, THEY SAID, ROOSEVELT WOULD BE A PERPETUAL CHIEF EXECUTIVE. ROOSEVELT HAD BECOME THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN AMERICAN HISTORY, SAID TAFT, “BECAUSE OF HIS HOLD UPON THE LESS INTELLIGENT VOTERS AND THE DISCONTENTED.” THE SOCIAL JUSTICE THAT ROOSEVELT SOUGHT INVOLVED, IN TAFT’S OPINION, “A FORCED DIVISION OF PROPERTY, AND THAT MEANS SOCIALISM.”

    Taft dominated the Republican Party machinery in many states, but a few state primaries gave the voters a chance to express themselves. The president and his former friend took to the hustings, and across the country in the spring of 1912 the campaign rhetoric escalated.

    Roosevelt described Taft as a “puzzlewit,”

    while the president labeled Roosevelt a “honeyfugler.”

     Driven to distraction under Roosevelt’s attacks, Taft said in Massachusetts, “I was a man of straw; but I have been a man of straw long enough; every man who has blood in his body and who has been misrepresented as I have is forced to fight.”

     A delighted Roosevelt supporter commented that “Taft certainly made a great mistake when he began to ‘fight back.’ He has too big a paunch to have much of a punch, while a free-for-all, slap-bang, kick-him-in-the-belly, is just nuts for the chief.”

    ROOSEVELT WON ALL THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARIES AGAINST TAFT EXCEPT IN MASSACHUSETTS.

    TAFT DOMINATED THE CAUCUSES THAT SENT DELEGATES TO THE STATE CONVENTIONS.

    WHEN THE VOTING WAS DONE, NEITHER MAN HAD THE 540 DELEGATES NEEDED TO WIN.

    ROOSEVELT HAD 411,

     TAFT HAD 367 AND MINOR CANDIDATES HAD 46,

     LEAVING 254 UP FOR GRABS. THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE, DOMINATED BY THE TAFT FORCES,

     AWARDED 235 DELEGATES TO THE PRESIDENT AND 19 TO ROOSEVELT, THEREBY ENSURING TAFT’S RENOMINATION.

     ROOSEVELT BELIEVED HIMSELF ENTITLED TO 72 DELEGATES FROM ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, TEXAS AND WASHINGTON THAT HAD BEEN GIVEN TO TAFT.

    Firm in his conviction that the nomination was being stolen from him,

    Roosevelt decided to break the precedent that kept the candidates away from the national convention and lead his forces to CHICAGO in person.

     The night before the proceedings Roosevelt told cheering supporters that there was “a great moral issue” at stake and he should have “sixty to eighty lawfully elected delegates” added to his total.

     Otherwise, he said, the contested delegates should not vote.

    Roosevelt ended his speech declaring: “FEARLESS OF THE FUTURE; UNHEEDING OF OUR INDIVIDUAL FATES; WITH UNFLINCHING HEARTS AND UNDIMMED EYES; WE STAND AT ARMAGEDDON, AND WE BATTLE FOR THE LORD!”

    One pro-Taft observer said that “a tension pervaded the Coliseum breathing the general feeling that a parting of the ways was imminent.”

     William Allen White, the famous Kansas editor, looked down from the press tables “INTO THE HUMAN CALDRON THAT WAS BOILING ALL AROUND ME.”

    On the first day, the Roosevelt forces lost a test vote on the temporary chairman. Taft’s man, Elihu Root, prevailed.

     ROOSEVELT’S SUPPORTERS TRIED TO HAVE 72 OF THEIR DELEGATES SUBSTITUTED FOR TAFT PARTISANS ON THE LIST OF THOSE OFFICIALLY ALLOWED TO TAKE PART IN THE CONVENTION.

    WHEN THAT INITIATIVE FAILED, ROOSEVELT KNEW THAT HE COULD NOT WIN, AND HAD EARLIER REJECTED THE IDEA OF A COMPROMISE THIRD CANDIDATE.

    “I’LL NAME THE COMPROMISE CANDIDATE. HE’LL BE ME. I’LL NAME THE COMPROMISE PLATFORM. IT WILL BE OUR PLATFORM.

    “WITH THAT, HE BOLTED FROM THE PARTY AND INSTRUCTED HIS DELEGATES NOT TO TAKE PART IN THE VOTING;

     

    1912 Republican Convention

    Return of the Rough Rider

    image: http://thumbs.media.smithsonianmag.com//filer/convention_aug08_2_631.jpg__800x600_q85_crop.jpgRoosevelt Campaign Speech
    Theodore Roosevelt giving a campaign speech. (Bettmann/Corbis)

    TAFT EASILY WON ON THE FIRST BALLOT.

     ROOSEVELT, MEANWHILE, SAID HE WAS GOING “TO NOMINATE FOR THE PRESIDENCY A PROGRESSIVE ON A PROGRESSIVE PLATFORM.”

    IN AUGUST, ROOSEVELT DID JUST THAT, RUNNING AS THE CANDIDATE OF THE PROGRESSIVE PARTY.

    BOTH HE AND TAFT LOST TO THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE, WOODROW WILSON, THAT NOVEMBER.

    YET, FOR REPUBLICANS WHO SUPPORTED TAFT, THE ELECTORAL DEFEAT WAS WORTH THE IDEOLOGICAL VICTORY.

     AS A REPUBLICAN OBSERVED DURING THE CAMPAIGN: “WE CAN’T ELECT TAFT & WE MUST DO ANYTHING TO ELECT WILSON SO AS TO DEFEAT ROOSEVELT.”

    Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/1912-republican-convention-855607/#uzV1GJQpW4pfCASe.99

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    TODAY, I AM  SHOCKED AT THE DOCUMENTED ABUSE AND THE AUDACIOUS ARCANE MACHINATIONS THAT THE  RNC PARTY OFFICIALS USED TO SELECT AND SECURE THE NOMINATION OF A PUPPET PRESIDENT IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 1912.

    “RIOTS AREN’T NECESSARILY A BAD THING IF IT MEANS IT’S BECAUSE IT’S SITTING THERE AND FIGHTING THE FACT THAT OUR ESTABLISHMENT REPUBLICAN PARTY HAS GONE CORRUPT AND DECIDED TO IGNORE THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE,” TRUMP SUPPORTER SCOTTIE NEIL HUGHES TOLD CNN WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

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    “we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns-the ones we don’t know we don’t know.”

    INDEED, RIOTS AREN’T NECESSARILY A BAD THING IN 2016 CONSIDERING

    NOW WE KNOW  IN FACT THAT OUR ESTABLISHMENT REPUBLICAN PARTY HAS BEEN CORRUPT  SINCE 1912 AND DECIDED  100 YEARS AGO TO IGNORE THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE”

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    The press,  the News media , is therefore of the utmost importance in a representative democracy. EXCEPT WHEN THE MAJORITY (CNN AND FOX NEWS)  ARE IN COLLUSION WITH ANTI-TRUMP ESTABLISHMENT REPUBLICAN AND DEMOCRATIC PARTY

    Carlyle saw the press as instrumental to the birth and growth of democracy, spreading facts and opinions and sparking revolution against tyranny.

    INDEED,  ALL THINGS CONSIDERED, RIOTS AREN’T NECESSARILY A BAD THING IN 2016


  • Obama’s 1.8 Million Acre Public Land Grab

    Obama’s 1.8 Million Acre Public Land Grab

    IN MAR 3, 2015 – NEARLY HALF OF THE WEST WAS OWNED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

    Obama’s new 2016 MONUMENTAL, monuments LAND grab will almost double the amount of land Obama has already Grabbed from “We the People” of the United States of America
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    Divided Lands: State vs. Federal Management in the West …

    www.perc.org/articles/divided-lands-state-vs-federal-management-west
    MAR 3, 2015 – NEARLY HALF OF THE WEST IS OWNED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. In this … to replace the failing public land system, this study is required reading.”.

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    GOVERNMENT MANAGEMENT OR MISMANAGEMENT?

    U.S. Code: Title 43 – PUBLIC LANDS | US Law | LII / Legal

    www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/43
    Legal Information Institute

    U.S. Code: Title 43PUBLIC LANDS … LAND MANAGEMENT (§§ 1 to 25) · CHAPTER 2 – UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY (§§ 31 to 50d) · CHAPTER …
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    This brings the total land and WATER Obama has unilaterally Grabbed UNDER THE ANTIQUITIES ACT to about 265 million acres, far more than any previous president.

    After Obama had already grabbed 1,142,036 acres of public land? And provided recreational opportunities as defined under Wild Olympics, Wilderness, Wild and Scenic Rivers?

    Republicans slam Obama’s latest ‘land grab’ – Washington …

    www.washingtontimes.com/…/obama-designates-…
    The Washington Times

    Jul 10, 2015 – Obama’s designation of monuments just anotherland grab,’ … than 1 million acres in California, Texas, and Nevada, designating the land as …

    THE DESIGNATIONS FREQUENTLY ANGER CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS, WHO SAY HE IS ABUSING HIS POWER AND SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO ACT WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF CONGRESS AND STATE LEGISLATURES.

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    THESE WILD DESIGNATIONS FREQUENTLY PROVOKE AMERICAN CITIZENS.

    The Wild Olympics Scam

    www.wildolympicsscam.com/

    www.wildolympicsscam.com/
    stop the wild olympics, agenda 21, land grabs; will devastate rural communities.
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    A MILLION HERE… A MILLION THERE …

    Obama grabs another million acres of land for ‘monuments’

    www.americanthinker.com/…/obama_grabs_another_…
    American Thinker
    Jul 11, 2015 – Obama grabs another million acres of land for ‘monuments’ … More than 330,000 acres have also been set aside for a monument at Berryessa …
    RECREATION OR OTHER TYPES OF LAND-USE ACTIVITIES SHOULD HAVE AS MUCH LOCAL INPUT …

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    REALLY BIG WORLD THINGS THAT PROVOKE AMERICAN CITIZENS

    WOW… Feb. 2016 OBAMA’S almost infamous (well known for some bad quality or deed). for the world’s second largest Public land grab, since Public land grabbing by the government started.

    With 3 new monuments, Obama creates world’s second …

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/…/with-3new-…

    The Washington Post

    3 days ago – President Obama declared three national monuments in Southern California on Friday, creating the world’s second-largest desert preserve and …

    united-states.world-news.online/…/with-3-new-monuments-obama-create…
    3 days ago – Celebrating the California Desert National Monument. The year 2015 was full of … The Latest: Obama move protects 1.8m acres of Calif. desert … NATIONAL MONUMENTS: Obama sets aside sweeping Calif. desert lands.

    Our Public Land Heritage: From the GLO to the BLM

    www.blm.gov/…/public…/history/…/Our_P…
    Bureau of Land Management
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    1785 – Land Ordinance allows settlement of public domain lands and …. Act preserves and protects prehistoric, HISTORIC, AND SCIENTIFICALLY SIGNIFICANT SITES ON PUBLIC …. RESOURCES PROTECTION ACT REQUIRES PERMITS FOR EXCAVATION OR REMOVAL OF THESE.

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    Biggest WORLD GRABS that provoke American citizens

    World’s Largest Dam Removal Unleashes U.S. River After …

    HISTORIC PLACES IN OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK SCIENTIFICALLY SIGNIFICANT SITES

    HISTORIC PLACES IN OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK

    15 Elwha River Hydroelectric Power Plant
    Elwha River Hydroelectric Power Plant
    December 15, 1988
    (#88002741)
    N end of Lake Aldwell
    48°05′42″N 123°33′18″W
    Port Angeles
    18 Glines Canyon Hydroelectric Power Plant
    Glines Canyon Hydroelectric Power Plant
    December 15, 1988
    (#88002742)
    N end of Lake Mills at Elwha River
    48°00′11″N 123°35′54″W
    Port Angeles

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    Our Public Land Heritage: From the GLO to the BLM

    The document is only 27 pages of how the federal government turned
    The GLOW of the Act Establishing Yellowstone National Park (1872) – Our ..

    AS A PUBLIC PARK OR PLEASURING GROUND FOR THE BENEFIT AND ENJOYMENT OF THE PEOPLE. INTO A OBAMA’S PERSONAL AGENDA. grabbing of our public land for conservation and protection under federal lands.
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    Little things that provoke the AMERICAN CITIZENS

    Did You Know? You cannot fish from “FISHING BRIDGE” in Yellowstone park?

    The Fishing Bridge was historically a tremendously popular place to fish.

    Until 1973 this was a very popular fishing location since the bridge crossed the Yellowstone River above a cutthroat trout spawning area.
    IT IS NOW A POPULAR PLACE TO OBSERVE FISH.

    Frequently Asked Questions: Fishing Bridge and Lake Village

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    Our Public Land Heritage: From the GLO to the BLM

    FROM GLOW TO GLO THE DOCUMENTED HISTORY BLOW BY BLOW
    From the purpose and intent of Historic Acts of the U.S. congress to…
    OBAMA’S ABUSE OF EXECUTIVE ORDERS etal.
    ACTING WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF CONGRESS AND STATE LEGISLATURES.
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    1872- Establishment of Yellowstone National Park A PUBLIC PARK OR PLEASURING GROUND FOR THE BENEFIT AND ENJOYMENT OF THE PEOPLE.
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    1889 – THE ENABLING ACT (not mentioned in this history lesson)

    Behind My Back | The ENABLING ACT February 22, 1889

    www.behindmyback.org/2014/03/…/the-enabling-act-february-22-1889/
    Mar 9, 2014 – Way back then, the Federal Government and the elected representative gave to and enabled American citizens, they made donations of public …
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    1906 – Antiquities Act preserves and protects prehistoric, historic, and scientifically significant sites on public lands and creates national monuments.

    1911 – Weeks Act permits the federal purchase of private land to protect the headwaters of rivers and watersheds and calls for cooperative fire protection efforts.

    1916 -Stock Raising Homestead Act authorizes homesteads of 640 acres and separates surface rights from subsurface (mineral) rights.

    1926 -Recreation and Public Purposes Act allows conveyance or lease of public lands to state and local governments for outdoor recreation purposes

    Recreation and Public Purposes Act

    Outdoor Recreation Legislation
    https://workforce.calu.edu/confer/…/OutdoorRecreationLegislationI.htm
    Recreation and Public Purposes Act of 1926 … purposes. 21. Watershed-Protection and Flood Prevention Act of 1954 http://laws.fws.gov/lawsdigest/watrshd.html.

    1934 -Taylor Grazing Act authorizes grazing districts, grazing regulation, and public rangeland improvements in western states (excluding Alaska) and establishes the Division of Grazing (later renamed the U.S. Grazing Service) within the Department of the Interior

    Taylor Grazing Act of 1934 – Bureau of Land Management

    1937 -Oregon and California (O&C) Revested Lands Sustained Yield Management Act requires O&C Railroad lands to be managed for permanent forest production and provides for watershed protection,
    regulation of streamflow, and recreational facilities.

    1942-Extensive withdrawals of public lands for military and defense use begin, with more than 13 million acres withdrawn in 2 years.

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    1946-Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is established within the Department of the Interior through the consolidation of the General Land Office and the U.S. Grazing Service.

    BLM – The Bureau of Land Management

    www.blm.gov/
    Bureau of Land Management

    The Bureau of Land Management administers 264 million acres of public lands, located primarily in the 12 Western States, containing natural, historical, cultural, …

    Grazing Service + General Land Office = Bureau of Land Management

    General Land Office-To handle the rapidly growing public land business,
    Congress created the GLO in 1812. The GLO handled all public land issues, including sales, patents and land entries. Surveyors were sent out with tools of the trade to record in their notebooks all mines, salt licks, salt springs, mill sites, water courses and the quality of the lands. This information helped purchasers and homesteaders make informed decisions about the lands offered.

    Grazing Service- With westward expansion came increases in livestock
    grazing and deteriorating rangelands. Between 1870 and 1900, the number
    of beef cows tripled, and the number of sheep quadrupled. The sheer
    numbers of livestock, combined with drought in the early 1930s, set the
    stage for the development of a new government agency. With the passage of the Taylor Grazing Act in 1934, Congress established the Grazing Service to manage public land grazing

    Bureau of Land Management-On July 16, 1946, the GLO and the Grazing Service merged and became the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) within the Department of Interior. Eventually, the era of homesteaders and land sales passed.

    Today, the BLM manages land under the principle of “multiple use” to allow all citizens the opportunity to use and enjoy public lands.

    In addition, the BLM now has the National Landscape Conservation System-whose mission is to conserve, protect and restore nationally significant landscapes, which include many of the great American western landscapes.

    Original land surveys and settlement records, still managed by the BLM, help tell the rich history of the American West.

    1953-Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to lease mineral lands more than 3 miles offshore; the BLM assumes responsibility for leasing through competitive sales. Oil well operation

    Recreation & Public Purposes Act

    Feb 11, 2014 – Recognizing the strong public need for a nationwide system of parks and other recreational and public purposes areas, the Congress, in 1954, …

    1954-Recreation and Public Purposes Act amends the 1926 act and allows the sale and lease of public lands for other purposes in addition to recreation
    Recreation and Public Purposes Act
    www.blm.gov/…/recreation_and_public.ht…
    Bureau of Land Management

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    43 U.S. Code § 869 – Disposal of lands for public or ..

    www.law.cornell.edu › … › Chapter 20
    Legal Information Institute
    43 U.S. Code § 869 – Disposal of lands for public or recreational purposes … Lands so classified may not be appropriated under any other public land law unless the Secretary revises such … 741; June 4, 1954, ch. … section 869–2 of this title] may be cited as the ‘Recreation and Public Purposes Amendment Act of 1988’.”.

    1954-The BLM reorganizes and creates a state office system.

    1955-Multiple Surface Use Act withdraws common varieties of minerals from entry as mining claims and allows claim owners to use the surface for mining operation purposes only.

    1959- Wild Horse Protection Act prohibits the roundup of wild horses by aircraft and motor vehicles.

    1960- Public Land Administration Act allows the use of donations and cooperative agreements to improve and better manage public lands.

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    The Public Land Law Review Commission (PLLRC), 1964 …

    is established to study public land laws and make long-term recommendations for public land use.

    One third of the Nation’s land; a report to the President and …

    leg.mt.gov/…/Committees/…/one-third-of-nation.pdf
    Montana Legislature

    We submit with pride the report of the Public Land Law Review Commission with our ….. 43 U.S.C. 5§ 1391-1400 (1964) as amended, (Supp. TV,. 1969). IX …

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    1964-Wilderness Act protects undeveloped federal land to preserve its natural condition.

    1964-The BLM adopts a new logo

    1965-Land and Water Conservation Fund is established for federal acquisition of outdoor recreation areas.

    1966-National Historic Preservation Act expands protection of prehistoric and historic properties.
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    ARE YOU AS SHOCKED AS I AM? Who knew that our Elwha River and Glines Canyon Hydroelectric power plants were placed on the National Register of HISTORIC PLACES listings in Clallam County, Washington on Dec 15, 1988?
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    1968 -Wild and Scenic Rivers and National Trails System Acts preserve sites with outstanding natural, cultural, scenic, historic, and recreational significance

    National Wild and Scenic Rivers – Bureau of Land …

    www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/…/Rivers.html
    Bureau of Land Management

     The Act provides three levels of protection: wild, scenic, and recreational. “Wildrivers are free of dams, generally inaccessible except by trail, and … river miles and approximately 1,001,358 acres (19% of the national system).

    1968 -Wild and Scenic Rivers and National Trails System Acts preserve sites with outstanding natural, cultural, scenic, historic, and recreational significance

    National Trails System – National Park Service

    www.nps.gov/nts/
    National Park Service

    The National Trails System is… …the network of scenic, historic, and recreation trails created by the National Trails System Act of 1968. These trails provide for …

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    1968-Johnny Horizon program promotes public awareness of BLM
    administered lands

    OK, so the Poster Child for environmentalists is Johnny Horizon
    This land is your land This land is my land

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    Today is Feb.15, 2016

    LET’S START HERE… 48 YEARS LATER

    HOW MANY ACRES OF LAND IN THE USA?
    Federal Land Ownership: Overview and Data – Federation of …
    2.27 billion acres of land in the United States. Dec 29, 2014
    The federal government owns roughly 640 million acres, about 28%

    AFTER 48 YEARS OF FEDERAL INDIAN GIVING

    By definition an Indian giver is an American expression to describe a person who gives a gift and later wants it back

    WHO’S LAND IS WHO’S

    HOW MANY DESIGNATED KINDS OF LANDS ARE THERE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA?

    Hmmm?
    This would take several postings on my website.

    This land is your land This land is my land

    Just asking?  Just saying..

    For future reference, legal definition, legal ownership, future mitigation, legal action, when is a taking a taking by imminent domain, by restrictions and regulation, by willing seller, by coercing, threatening, bulling,  intimidation, destroying…

    when is a taking a taking? WHO’S LAND IS WHO’S

    This land is your land “YOUR PRIVATE PROPERTY” I shall not trespass on your land.
    This land is my land “MY PRIVATE PROPERTY” You shall not trespass on my land.

    This public land NPS, is your/our million acres of land, in the Olympic National Park.
    THIS INHOLDER’S LAND IS MY PRIVATE LAND INSIDE THE OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK.

    This land is your TRIBAL land…. It is special land.
    This WOTUS LAND, THE ENTIRE LAND IS WETLAND

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    IN MAR 3, 2015 – NEARLY HALF OF THE WEST WAS OWNED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

    Obama’s new 2016 MONUMENTAL, monuments LAND grab will almost double the amount of land Obama has already Grabbed from “We the People” of the United States of America
    1968- 2016 THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND THIS LAND IS MY LAND

    IN THE SHAD MY PEOPLE
    BY THE RELIEF OFFICE
    I SEEN MY PEOPLE
    AS THEY STOOD THERE HUNGRY
    I STOOD THERE ASKING
    IS THIS LAND MADE FOR YOU AND ME?

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    Elwha River Ecosystem and Fisheries Restoration Act (1992

    JANUARY 3, 1992 H.R.4844 AN ACT TO RESTORE OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK AND THE ELWHA RIVER ECOSYSTEM AND FISHERIES IN THE STATE OF WASHINGTON.

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    2014 World’s Largest Dam Removal Unleashes U.S. River After …

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    Elwha River claims section of road with massive washout …

    www.peninsuladailynews.com/…/20151123/…/311…
    Peninsula Daily News

    Nov 22, 2015 – About PDN … The river rose to 23.19 feet on Nov. 17 during a heavy rainstorm that produced 5.6 inches of rain on that date in the … “The washout was caused by a flooded side channel,” Maynes said Sunday. … 2015 7:08PM.

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

    www.behindmyback.org/2016/01/…/go-findyourparkcomefixmyro

    Jan 28, 2016 – DEC 12, 2015 COME FIX MY ROAD REQUEST TO MY WA DC ELECTED REPS …. permalink. « Go Find Your Park ONP History Camp Louella …

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    Feb 14, 2016 Elwha: Roaring back to life

    The Seattle Times2 days ago

    ROARING RESURGENCE – The Seattle Times


  • WA State Reform on Wetland Delineation?

    Re: WA State Legislative reform ideas for SMPs and wetlands delineation update?

    Dear Rene’, Hello our/my elected Federal, my elected WA State representative, Clallam County Commissioners,  Mary and Connie,

    I received emails from Rene’ in Eastern WA (full text at the bottom)

    Re: WA State Legislative reform ideas for SMPs and wetlands delineation update?

    A WETLAND IS A WOTUS “Water Of The United States”

    Our Olympia representatives have “NEVER” supported wetlands delineation reform.

    OUR WA State legislators “DID NOT OBJECT” to WOTUS federal jurisdiction over WETLANDS AND WATERS (AND EVEN SOME RELATIVELY DRY LAND)
    Washington State attorney General “DID NOT” file a law suit against WOTUS on behalf of the citizens of WA State.

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    Wetland delineation is also an element of a “jurisdictional determination. ... A WETLAND IS A WOTUS “water of the United States” and thus regulated under the federal Clean …

    Wetland delineation establishes the existence (location) and physical limits (size) of a wetland for the purposes of federal, state, and local regulations.

    Wetland delineation is also an element of a “jurisdictional determination.” This process identifies which water bodies within a project’s boundaries meet the definition of “waters of the United States.” For more information on this, see the Corps’ of Engineers (Corps) Regulatory Guidance Letter 08-02, Jurisdictional Determinations.

    Remember that the Corps, not applicants or their consultants, determines whether or not a wetland is a “water of the United States” and thus regulated under the federal Clean Water Act (CWA). If the Corps determines that a wetland is not subject to the CWA, the wetland may still be a “water of the state” and subject to regulation by Ecology as well as by local jurisdictions. Ecology regulates wetlands determined by the Corps to be non-jurisdictional due to their isolation from navigable waters. > More on Isolated Wetlands

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    So, September 2, 2015 WA STATE DEPT. OF ECOLOGY filed the following rulemaking with the Office of the Code Reviser: Rule preproposal
    (using only online public notification?)

    ADOPTION OF DESIGNATIONS OF SHORELANDS AND WETLANDS ASSOCIATED WITH SHORELINES OF THE STATE (WAC 173-22)

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    September 3, 2015

    What’s Up with WOTUS? – News | Agweb.com

    www.agweb.com/…/whatsup-with-wotus-NAA-university-news-release/

    What does the temporary injunction of WOTUS mean for farmers? … What’s Up with WOTUS? September 3, 2015 05:57 AM …

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    September 4, 2015

    PLF lawsuit on WOTUS

    Posted on September 4, 2015 9:46 am by Pearl Rains Hewett
    Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) lawsuit challenges Obama Administration’s new
    “waters of United States” (WOTUS) power grab

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    September 4, 2015

    Behind My Back | WOTUS “Water Runs Down Hill”

    www.behindmyback.org/2015/09/04/wotuswater-runs-down-hill/

    Posted on September 4, 2015 8:52 am by Pearl Rains Hewett Comment

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    January 22, 2016 THE GOOD NEWS WAS….

    WOTUS rule – PLF Liberty Blog – Pacific Legal Foundation

    blog.pacificlegal.org/tag/wotusrule/

    Congress and Obama clarify their positions on the WOTUS rule, and it doesn’t look good for the President. Posted on January 22, 2016 by Todd Gaziano.

    January 22, 2016 THE BAD NEWS IS…

    PRESIDENT OBAMA VETOED THE LEGISLATION A DAY LATER.

    SO WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?

    REGARDING Legislative reform ideas for WA STATE SMPs and wetlands delineation update?

    The EPA, said it will only honor the injunction in the 13 states that had sued, and will move forward with the rules in the rest of the country.

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    The EPA’s enforcement tactics for WETLANDS

    EPA’s abuse of the Sacketts inspires latest thriller by CJ Box

    www.pacificlegal.org › Home › News & Media
    Pacific Legal Foundation

    Mar 12, 2013 – “EPA is not above the law — that’s the bottom line with the Sacketts‘ Supreme Court victory,” said PLF Principal Attorney Damien Schiff, who …

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     EPA’s enforcement tactics for oil and gas producers.

    EPA Official: EPAs “philosophy” is to “crucify” and “make …

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ze3GB_b7Nuo
    Apr 25, 2012 – Uploaded by Senator Jim Inhofe

    A video from 2010, which shows a top EPA official, Region VI Administrator Al Armendariz, using the vivid metaphor of crucifixion to explain EPA’s enforcement tactics for oil and gas producers.

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    START HERE…

    WHERE EVERYTHING FEDERAL STARTS….

    Behind My Back | WOTUS “Water Runs Down Hill”

    www.behindmyback.org/2015/09/04/wotuswater-runs-down-hill/

    Posted on September 4, 2015 8:52 am by Pearl Rains Hewett Comment

    So, the LAW OF GRAVITY becomes the EPA WOTUS WATER LAW OF THE LAND?

    I DON’T NEED AN APPLE TO FALL ON MY HEAD TO UNDERSTAND THE GRAVITY OF WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES (WOTUS)

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    PLF UNDERSTANDS THE GRAVITY OF (WOTUS)

    WOTUS – Pacific Legal Foundation

    https://www.pacificlegal.org/wotus
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    snippet..

    The Environmental Protection Agency says ANY BODIES OF WATER near a river, or standing water that can affect waterways will (RUN DOWN HILL AND) fall under federal regulation.

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    THIS IS A SCIENTIFIC FACT!
    NO MATTER WHERE ON EARTH WATER IS, GRAVITY RUNS WATER DOWN HILL

    WA STATE GOVERNMENT IS BOUND BY THE GRAVITY FED TRICKLE DOWN EFFECT of WOTUS federal jurisdiction over WETLANDS AND WATERS.
    Indeed, WA State Dept. of Ecology “DID”  ADOPT AND DESIGNATE THE SHORELANDS AND WETLANDS ASSOCIATED WITH ANY BODIES OF WATER, within 4,000 feet of a navigable water, including wetlands near a river, lake, saltwater, or standing water, that (run down hill) can affect waterways (run down hill and) “COULD” affect the environment, that shall fall under the WOTUS Environmental Protection Agency Clean Water Act and become subject to EPA review and control.

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    Full text of emails received from Rene” on this

    Subject: Legislative reform ideas for SMPs and wetlands delineation update
    —– Original Message —–
    From: Appy Holadays Sport Horses
    To: ddashiell@co.stevens.wa.us ; wesm03828@gmail.com
    Sent: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 5:51 PM
    Subject: Legislative reform ideas for SMPs and wetlands delineation update
    Hello Commissioners,

    I would appreciate it if you could forward this email to Steve Parker as well, since I don’t have his email address on hand. As SMPs are starting to be formed in this County, I hope our State can move in this direction, described below, instead. Below are some good ideas I wanted to provide for you to think about, as the State CAPR Director, Glen Morgan has sent this to all the CAPR groups for info.

    We hope to have Glen Morgan and Licensed Hydrogeologist, Steve Neugebauer over here again this spring to help with the SMPs and related issues. If either of you would want to attend, let me know and I will be sure to send you an invitation with time and date.

    In the meantime, we have taken Don’s advice to get the wetland delineation removed from the Potter’s property through licensed hydrogeologist, Steve Neugebauer, and actual “Wetland Specialist”, Rone Brewer who both worked together and provided a complete wetlands determination that was 218 pages in length.

    However, now the Planner is not willing to write the letter that can be recorded with the County that verifies that there is not in fact a wetland on the Potter’s property. While that is the conclusion that you had advised we move toward, the Planner is refusing to cooperate with writing the letter of verification. We would appreciate your help with this issue, as it was your direction that we have been taking and have now completed.

    Apparently Connee Potter has tried a few times to set an appointment with Don, but has not heard back from him yet. So if you could please respond asap, we would like to get this wrapped up.

    Thank You,

    Rene’ Holaday

    Stevens County CAPR, Chapter 15
    —–Forwarded Message—–
    From: Scott Shock
    Sent: Feb 10, 2016 9:55 AM
    To: ‘Cindy Alia’ , Glen Morgan , capr-gov@lists.celestial.com
    Subject: [capr-gov] Legislative reform for shorelines and property rights in Wisconsin

    FYI:

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/feb/9/assembly-to-vote-on-water-development-property-rig/

    Assembly approves water development, property rights bills

    By TODD RICHMOND – Associated Press – Tuesday, February 9, 2016

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Shoreline property owners would have more leeway to dredge and build structures on bodies of water under legislation the Wisconsin Assembly advanced Tuesday despite concerns from minority Democrats that the proposals would harm the state’s waters.

    The bill would make sweeping changes to statutes and regulations governing construction in water bodies, with one of the biggest changes involving waters designated as areas of special natural resource interests, or ASNRIs.

    Under current law, such areas include waters of significant scientific value that contain endangered or threatened species, wild rice waters, ecologically significant coastal wetlands along Lakes Michigan and Superior and wild or scenic rivers. Construction permits in such areas require builders to meet a long list of standards.

    The bill would remove the requirement that an ASNRI have significant scientific value and prevent the Department of Natural Resources from designated an ASNRI based on scientific value without legislative approval beginning in 2017.

    The legislation also includes changes that would make dredging and filling wetlands easier.

    The bill would create a general permit authorizing shoreline property owners to dredge 25 cubic yards of material from an inland lake and 100 cubic yards of material from outlying waters annually. The DNR’s review of alternatives to filling wetlands would be limited to options consistent with the scope of the project and maintenance work on roadside ditches that affects wetlands could be done without a permit.

    The measure’s authors, Rep. Adam Jarchow of Balsam Lake and Sen. Frank Lasee of De Pere, contend the measure will cut red tape, clarify regulations and puts more power in property owners’ hands. A host of business associations, including Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, the state’s largest business group, and the Wisconsin Builders Association, support the bill.

    A number of environmental groups, including Clean Wisconsin, the Clean Lakes Alliance and the state’s Sierra Club chapter, oppose it. Assembly Democrats railed against the bill on the chamber floor, warning the measure gives shoreline property owners permission to damage water bodies and aquatic habitats.

    “You do not go into a body of water with a general permit and start dredging things up and think you’re making things better,” Rep. Chris Danou, D-Trempealeau, said. “This is bad for Wisconsin. This is bad for Wisconsin’s outdoor heritage. It will damage things.”

    Republicans control the chamber, thought, and in the end lawmakers adopted the bill on a 57-39 vote. The bill goes next to the state Senate.

    The Assembly also passed another bill Tuesday sponsored by Jarchow and Lasee that would expand property owners’ rights. The measure prohibit counties from imposing development moratoriums, forbid municipalities from blocking property owners from selling or transferring the title to their land and block counties from regulating repairs on structures legally located in shore land setback areas.

    The bill also would require judges to resolve any question about the meaning of a zoning ordinance in favor of property owners. Undeveloped land zoned for residential, commercial or manufacturing use would be taxed at 50 percent of its value.

    The Assembly passed that bill on a 56-39 vote with almost no debate. It now goes to the Senate as well.

    ___

    Follow Todd Richmond on Twitter at https://twitter.com/trichmond1

    Copyright © 2016 The Washington Times, LLC.

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    “eminent domain” OR “regulatory taking” OR “property rights” seattle OR “king county” OR washington

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    THIS IS A VERY LONG POST…

    WATER HAS BEEN RUNNING DOWN HILL FOR A VERY, VERY, LONG TIME…

    if you are interested in reading the full 4800 word text go to behindmyback.org

    Continue reading here if you are interested more…

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    PLF lawsuit on WOTUS

    Posted on September 4, 2015 9:46 am by Pearl Rains Hewett
    Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) lawsuit challenges Obama Administration’s new
    “waters of United States” (WOTUS) power grab

    Judge blocks Obama EPA rule as federal power grab over state waters A federal court has granted 13 states a stay on the orders while it examines a lawsuit.
    The EPA, said it will only honor the injunction in the 13 states that had sued, and will move forward with the rules in the rest of the country.

    WA STATE IS NOT PART OF THE Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) WOTUS LAWSUIT

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    Washington State Wetlands Identification and Delineation …

    www.ecy.wa.gov/biblio/9694.html

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    So, September 2, 2015 WA STATE DEPT. OF ECOLOGY filed the following rulemaking with the Office of the Code Reviser: Rule preproposal
    (using only online public notification?)

    ADOPTION OF DESIGNATIONS OF SHORELANDS AND WETLANDS ASSOCIATED WITH SHORELINES OF THE STATE (WAC 173-22)
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    What’s Up with WOTUS? – News | Agweb.com

    www.agweb.com/…/whatsup-with-wotus-NAA-university-news-release/

    What does the temporary injunction of WOTUS mean for farmers? … What’s Up with WOTUS? September 3, 2015 05:57 AM …
    Implementation of the Clean Water Rule: Definition of “Waters of the United States” (usually referred to as the WOTUS rule) was set to become effective on August 28, 2015. Several lawsuits were filed by agricultural groups, among others, requesting a preliminary injunction, or order, to halt the rule’s implementation until lawsuits could be settled. Late in the afternoon on August 27, a District Court judge in North Dakota issued a preliminary injunction stopping the WOTUS rule from going into effect for thirteen states, including Nebraska.
    FOR ALL OTHER STATES WHO DIDN’T HAVE PRELIMINARY INJUNCTIONS ISSUED, THE RULE TOOK EFFECT AS PLANNED ON AUGUST 28, 2015.

    Why were lawsuits filed against the EPA and Army Corp of Engineers (CORP) following release of the final WOTUS rule? Several lawsuits were filed following publication of the final WOTUS rule in the Federal Register.

    Twenty-seven states, along with industries from petroleum to construction, and agricultural groups such as the American Farm Bureau Federation, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, National Corn Growers Association, and National Pork Producers Council all filed separate lawsuits. These numerous lawsuits have since been consolidated into a single lawsuit that identifies three arguments for vacating the rule.

    The first argument is that the finalized WOTUS rule exceeds the intended purposes of the Clean Water Act and represents an unconstitutional overreach by the federal government on land. Second, the rule-making process is designed to give the public an opportunity to comment on all aspects of a rule. In this case, EPA added items to the final rule that were not in the proposed rule.

    The third, and perhaps most concerning argument, is that the EPA may have inappropriately worked with environmental activists to lobby for the rule and support the agency’s agenda. If true, this represents an abuse of the federal rulemaking process by the EPA.

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    BELOW IS THE LINK TO THE 136 PAGE FEDERAL MANUAL

    Federal Manual for Identifying and Delineating Jurisdictional

    https://www.fws.gov/…/wetlands/i…
    United States Fish and Wildlife Service
    Jan 10, 1989 – cally Corps of Engineers Wetlands Delineation Manual, EPA’s Wetland Identification … Federal Interagency Committee for Wetland Delineation.

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    full text provided for your convenience

    Behind My Back | WOTUS “Water Runs Down Hill”

    Posted on September 4, 2015 8:52 am by Pearl Rains Hewett Comment
    WOTUS Water Runs Down Hill

    So, the LAW OF GRAVITY becomes the EPA WOTUS WATER LAW OF THE LAND?

    I DON’T NEED AN APPLE TO FALL ON MY HEAD TO UNDERSTAND THE GRAVITY OF WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES (WOTUS)

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    USGS WATER SCIENCE SCHOOL ” water returns to the earth from precipitation falling on the land, where “GRAVITY” either takes it into the ground as infiltration or it begins RUNNING DOWNHILL as surface runoff”

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    USGS WATER SCIENCE SCHOOL “NO MATTER WHERE ON EARTH WATER IS, IT TRIES TO FLOW DOWNHILL”

    (SO DO WETLAND WATERS JUST SEEP DOWNHILL?)

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    The Environmental Protection Agency says ANY BODIES OF WATER near a river, or standing water that can affect waterways will (RUN DOWN HILL AND) fall under federal regulation.

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    NO MATTER WHERE ON EARTH WATER IS, GRAVITY RUNS WATER DOWN HILL

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    Indeed, science has proven that each water basin has its own land area of the water cycle, including its rainfall, its snow melt, recharging the aquifer, surface water, groundwater, rain that is absorbed into the soil RUNS DOWNHILL. Rain that is not absorbed by soil RUNS OFF DOWN THE HILL

    .——————–
    But how does much of the water get back into the oceans to keep the water cycle going?
    Indeed, the U.S. Geological Survey science tells us that 93 to 97 percent of well water used for domestic or irrigation purposes, RUNS DOWN HILL and is returned to the watershed in the proximity of where it was withdrawn.

    And, ALL precipitation, rain and snow melt do the same, GRAVITY TAKES WATER DOWN HILL as infiltration or surface runoff.

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    The EPA says, the new rule applies to tributaries and ANY BODIES OF WATER (that runs downhill) near rivers that (run down hill and ) “COULD” seep into waterways and “AFFECT THE ENVIRONMENT”
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    PLF UNDERSTANDS THE GRAVITY OF (WOTUS)

    WOTUS – Pacific Legal Foundation

    https://www.pacificlegal.org/wotus
    Pacific Legal Foundation

    The Obama Administration has imposed a new Clean Water Act (CWA) dictate that … PLF attorneys are hard at work developing our legal challenge to this … We will alert you when we file our lawsuit — and keep you posted along the way, …

    Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) lawsuit challenges Obama Administration’s new“waters of United States” power grab

    WOTUS rule – Pacific Legal Foundation
    https://www.pacificlegal.org/wotus
    Pacific Legal Foundation
    PLF Principal Attorney M. Reed Hopper, who successfully argued the … We will alert you when we file our lawsuit — and keep you posted along the way, as we …
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    Judge blocks Obama EPA rule as federal power grab over state waters A federal court has granted 13 states a stay on the orders while it examines a lawsuit.

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    THE SUIT IN QUESTION WAS FILED BY 13 STATES (ALASKA, ARIZONA, ARKANSAS, COLORADO, IDAHO, MISSOURI, MONTANA, NEBRASKA, NEVADA, NEW MEXICO, NORTH DAKOTA, SOUTH DAKOTA AND WYOMING),
    which claimed, among other things, that the WOTUS rule is a threat to state sovereignty because it asserts federal jurisdiction over WETLANDS AND WATERS (AND EVEN SOME RELATIVELY DRY LAND)that should be subject to state government control. As a general matter (and as the Supreme Court has recognized) land-use control is generally beyond the scope of federal power. In this case, the district court concluded that the states were likely to succeed on the merits as the EPA had adopted an “exceptionally expansive” view of its own jurisdiction under the CWA. According to the court, the WOTUS rule “allows EPA regulation of waters that do not bear any effect on the ‘chemical physical, and biological integrity’ of any navigable-in-fact water,” and therefore exceeds the limits on federal regulatory authority identified by the Supreme Court in Rapanos.

    The EPA, said it will only honor the injunction in the 13 states that had sued, and will move forward with the rules in the rest of the country.

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    OUR WA State legislators “DID NOT OBJECT” to WOTUS federal jurisdiction over WETLANDS AND WATERS (AND EVEN SOME RELATIVELY DRY LAND)
    Washington State attorney General “DID NOT” file a law suit against WOTUS on behalf of the citizens of WA State.
    A federal court has granted 13 states a stay on the orders while it examines a lawsuit.

    WA STATE IS NOT PART OF THE WOTUS LAWSUIT
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    WA STATE GOVERNMENT IS BOUND BY THE GRAVITY FED TRICKLE DOWN EFFECT of WOTUS federal jurisdiction over WETLANDS AND WATERS.
    Indeed, WA State Dept. of Ecology MUST FIRST ADOPT AND DESIGNATE THE SHORELANDS AND WETLANDS ASSOCIATED WITH ANY BODIES OF WATER, within 4,000 feet of a navigable water, including wetlands near a river, lake, saltwater, or standing water, that (run down hill) can affect waterways (run down hill and) “COULD” affect the environment, that shall fall under the WOTUS Environmental Protection Agency Clean Water Act and become subject to EPA review and control.

    ——————————-
    So, September 2, 2015 WA STATE DEPT. OF ECOLOGY filed the following rulemaking with the Office of the Code Reviser: Rule preproposal
    (using only online public notification?)

    ADOPTION OF DESIGNATIONS OF SHORELANDS AND WETLANDS ASSOCIATED WITH SHORELINES OF THE STATE (WAC 173-22)
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    What’s Up With WOTUS?
    9/3/2015
    Implementation of the Clean Water Rule: Definition of “Waters of the United States” (usually referred to as the WOTUS rule) was set to become effective on August 28, 2015. Several lawsuits were filed by agricultural groups, among others, requesting a preliminary injunction, or order, to halt the rule’s implementation until lawsuits could be settled. Late in the afternoon on August 27, a District Court judge in North Dakota issued a preliminary injunction stopping the WOTUS rule from going into effect for thirteen states, including Nebraska.
    FOR ALL OTHER STATES WHO DIDN’T HAVE PRELIMINARY INJUNCTIONS ISSUED, THE RULE TOOK EFFECT AS PLANNED ON AUGUST 28, 2015.

    Why were lawsuits filed against the EPA and Army Corp of Engineers (CORP) following release of the final WOTUS rule? Several lawsuits were filed following publication of the final WOTUS rule in the Federal Register.

    Twenty-seven states, along with industries from petroleum to construction, and agricultural groups such as the American Farm Bureau Federation, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, National Corn Growers Association, and National Pork Producers Council all filed separate lawsuits. These numerous lawsuits have since been consolidated into a single lawsuit that identifies three arguments for vacating the rule.

    The first argument is that the finalized WOTUS rule exceeds the intended purposes of the Clean Water Act and represents an unconstitutional overreach by the federal government on land. Second, the rule-making process is designed to give the public an opportunity to comment on all aspects of a rule. In this case, EPA added items to the final rule that were not in the proposed rule.

    The third, and perhaps most concerning argument, is that the EPA may have inappropriately worked with environmental activists to lobby for the rule and support the agency’s agenda. If true, this represents an abuse of the federal rulemaking process by the EPA.

    What does the temporary injunction mean for Nebraska farmers? It means that, for now, the status quo will be maintained. So current guidance documents and existing regulations for making “jurisdictional determination” will continue to be used by the Corp. New definitions and parameters outlined in the WOTUS rule will not be part of the Corp’s checklist when making these determinations in Nebraska. Jurisdictional determination simply means that the Corp reviews the necessary checklist regarding features of a water body, and possibly conducts an on-site inspection, to make a decision about whether the water body should be under their jurisdiction as “waters of the U.S.”

    The temporary injunction does not halt the rule entirely; it simply postpones implementation of the rule until legal proceedings are completed (which could take months or even years as we saw with the new AFO/CAFO regulations a few years back).

    If the pending lawsuits are not successful, and the WOTUS rule is eventually implemented in Nebraska, it remains to be seen what parts of the rule will remain and which will not. In Nebraska, we’ll cross that bridge when we get there.
    Source: Amy Millmier Schmidt, UNL Livestock Bioenvironmental Engineer
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    By Jonathan H. Adler August 28, 2015
    UPDATE: On Friday, the plaintiff states informed the court that the U.S. EPA had announced it would continue to apply the WOTUS rule in states that did not challenge the injunction.

    Late Friday, the district court responded with an order for supplemental briefing on whether the injunction “applies nationally or in a limited geographic area.” Briefs are due on Tuesday, September 1.
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    CALIFORNIA IS NOT PART OF THE LAWSUITS
    California Farmers Claim EPA Water Rules Extend To Dirt Fields
    August 31, 2015 6:22 PM
    SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY (CBS13) — Farmers say federal regulators are going too far and are taking away their water and chipping away at their property rights under a new rule.
    The Environmental Protection Agency says any bodies of water near a river, or standing water that can affect waterways will fall under federal regulation.
    Since the 1980s, the EPA has regulated any water you can navigate through, including rivers and large lakes. But the new Clean Water Act Rule will add smaller bodies of water to the government’s oversight.
    Bruce Blodgett with the San Joaquin Farm Bureau says the new rule would include any standing body of water, and dry land that can potentially hold water.
    “This field is a great example,” he said. “This dirt field would now be ‘waters of the U.S.’ under this proposed rule.”
    The bureau says the new rule allows the government to require farmers to get permits to farm from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
    “We have a lot of fields that are fallow, sitting idle this year, because of the drought,” he said. “That will enable the Corps to come after those lands when they try to bring them back into production next year saying, ‘No, those are now waters of the U.S.’”
    Under the new Clean Water Act rule, the bureau claims any private property with a pond and any farm with an irrigation district is now under federal regulation.
    But the EPA says, that’s not true. It says the new rule applies to tributaries and water near rivers that could seep into waterways and affect the environment . The agency says it’s not going after ponds and won’t interfere with farm irrigation. It says ditches that are not constructed in streams and that flow only when it rains are not covered.
    A federal court has granted 13 states a stay on the orders while it examines a lawsuit. California is not part of the lawsuits, but farmers are watching.

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  • Find Your Park Who’s Funding and Granting?

    Find Your Park Who’s Funding and Granting?
    Olympic National Park?

    Dec 3, 2015 The report examines THE ELWHA DISTRICT ……The 35-page report says?

    International attention over the dam project has led to a spike in visitors. The number of visitors to the park’s THE ELWHA DISTRICT rose 13 percent between 2013 and 2014.

    Dec 3, 2015 The report examines ……The 35-page report says?

    Olympic National Park, THE ELWHA DISTRICT struggles to maintain public access recent?

    The Elwha River flooding and washouts?

    Feb 7, 2016 There is no established timeline yet for repairs or reopening damaged ELWHA RIVERS DISTRICT roads, trails and campgrounds

    And failing to provide a high level of service at some of its biggest attractions?

    The report examines ……Failing to meet the needs of the more than 3 million people flocking to the THE ELWHA DISTRICT  in Olympic National Park each year.

    Nothing? about how the NPS SPENT the $$$ windfall of THE ELWHA DISTRICT increased visitors $$$$?

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    ECONOMIC IMPACT?

    Since Nov 17, 2015, TO Feb 7, 2016 All PUBLIC ACCESS has been denied to THE ELWHA DISTRICT

    The Olympic Hot Springs access road to the ELWHA DISTRICT of the Olympic National Park has been closed at the park boundary to motor … the road and all areas beyond the washout have been closed to all public entry into the Elwha Valley.

    In spite of numerous, periodic requests to Olympic National Park, both Federal  and County Representatives.

    including this request.. Go Find Your Park? Come Fix My Road?

    We the taxpayers have received ZERO response And, as of…

    Feb 7, 2016 There is no established timeline yet for repairs or reopening damaged ELWHA DISTRICT roads, trails and campgrounds

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    ECONOMIC IMPACT?

    Dec. 10, 2015

    Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce Director Russ Veenema said it’s the park that draws the majority of the 300,000 people who stay in north peninsula hotels and bed-and-breakfasts each year. He fears that a growing number visitors are becoming FRUSTRATED by park road closures and other failing infrastructure.

    By Tristan Baurick of the Kitsap Sun

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    FRUSTRATED is an understatement. TAXPAYERS are disgusted and fed up, with being BAMBOOZLED  by clever elected representatives, appropriating funding from  a gullible congress, under the guise of maintaining NPS  roads and trails for increased access.

    DISGUSTED TAXPAYERS COMPLAIN TO THEIR FEDERAL AND STATE ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES..

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    Who’s Funding and Granting Taxpayers money?

    Follow the taxpayers money?

    Behind My Back | Taken by the “GRANTED”

    www.behindmyback.org/category/taken-by-the-granted/

    Oct 19, 2015 – Category Archives Taken by the “GRANTED” ….. (NOPRCD.org) project, funded by WA Dept of Ecology and Commerce. ▷ Goal: To … their …Taxpayers Shall Pay for This?

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    DISGUSTED TAXPAYERS COMPLAIN TO THEIR FEDERAL AND STATE ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES..

    Who’s Funding and Granting Taxpayers money for Restoration?

    GOOD LUCK Following the taxpayers money

    Behind My Back | The “RESTORATION” Shell Game

    www.behindmyback.org/2014/06/09/the-restorationshellgame/

    Jun 9, 2014 – The “RESTORATION” Shell Game. A highly convoluted “GAME OF RESTORATION that is involving the sleight of many, many hands, in which …

    The  U.S. Department of the Interior is the top of U.S. APPOINTED Government Hierarchy  for National Park Service “RESTORATION” projects.

    And the APPOINTED (DOI) is ultimately responsible for Management or MISMANAGEMENT of the National Park Service “RESTORATION” projects, Spending, Funding and Granting Taxpayers money.

     “A nearly $12 BILLION BACKLOG in repairs and maintenance is further proof that the APPOINTED National Park Service is and  has been using congressional approved appropriations of taxpayers money, AFTER THE FACT to promote, “RESTORATION” funding and granting to special interest global non-profits etal. and supply additional funding to the tribes.

    GOOD LUCK FOLLOWING THE TAXPAYERS MONEY GOES

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    Just asking? Just saying…

    Maybe taxpayers should check this out??

    The Ponzi Game – Windows Games on Microsoft Store

    https://www.microsoft.com/…ponzigame/9wzdncr…
    Microsoft Corporation

    The purpose of the game is to demonstrate the Ponzi scheme, how it works, where the money goes and how unscrupulous financial experts can easily cheat …

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    Where the Taxpayers money went? And, How the NPS ended up with …

     A nearly $12 BILLION BACKLOG in repairs and maintenance

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    ADDING INSULT TO INJURY

    Olympic National Park News Release February 3, 2016

    The new Olympic National Park Annual Pass will go on sale on June 1, 2016 and will cost $50, an increase of $10 from the current annual pass.

    All annual passes, no matter when they are purchased, are good for one year from the date of purchase.

    Seven-day entrance fees will also increase on June 1, with a seven-day passes for vehicles, motorcycles and individual persons going to $25, $14 and $10, respectively.

    These and other Olympic National Park fee increases were announced last May and are outlined at the park’s website http://www.nps.gov/olym/learn/news/olympic-national-park-to-increase-park-entry-and-use-fees-beginning-june-1.htm.

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    Leisure, Recreation, and Tourism | National Agricultural …

    https://www.nal.usda.gov/leis…
    United States National Agricultural Library

    National and state recreational opportunities including forests, parks, farms and wildlife associated recreation. ... Home » Topics » Natural Resources and Environment » Leisure, Recreation, and TourismU.S. Department of the Interior.

    Tourism and Natural Resource Management – Forest …

    www.fsl.orst.edu/lulcd/Publicationsalpha_files/Kline_2001_GTR506.pdf
    by JD Kline – ‎2001 – ‎Cited by 30 – ‎Related articles

    U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. … between tourism and natural resource management has resulted in a … recreation, which has been a management objective of National Forests since their.

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    The report examines …… The 35-page report says?

    Olympic National Park, THE ELWHA DISTRICT struggles to maintain public access recent? The Elwha River flooding and washouts? And failing to provide a high level of service at some of its biggest attractions?
    The report examines ……Failing to meet the needs of the more than 3 million people flocking to the THE ELWHA DISTRICT  in Olympic National Park each year.

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    THE ELWHA DISTRICT

    Elwha River shows new potential as outdoor playground

    www.kitsapsun.com/…/elwha-river-shows-new-potential-as-ou…
    Feb. 13, 2015 Kitsap Sun

    OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — Freed from the two dams that held it back for … Visitation to the park’s THE ELWHA DISTRICT is up more than 144 percent over last year.

    Nothing? about how the NPS SPENT the $$$ windfall of THE ELWHA DISTRICTS increased visitors $$$$?

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    Since Nov 17, 2015, TO Feb 7, 2016 All PUBLIC ACCESS has been denied to THE ELWHA DISTRICT

    The Olympic Hot Springs access road to the ELWHA DISTRICT of the Olympic National Park has been closed at the park boundary to motor … the road and all areas beyond the washout have been closed to all public entry into the Elwha Valley.

    In spite of numerous, periodic requests to Olympic National Park, both Federal  and County Representatives.

    including this request.. Go Find Your Park? Come Fix My Road?

    We the taxpayers have received ZERO response And, as of…

    Feb 7, 2016 There is no established timeline yet for repairs or reopening damaged ELWHA DISTRICT roads, trails and campgrounds

    Olympic National Park, Washington, United States. Elwha River.

    Visiting the Elwha Valley – Olympic National Park (U.S. …Pl

     

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    Dec 3, 2015 The report examines? The 35-page report says?

    International attention over the dam project has led to a spike in visitors.

    The number of visitors to the park’s Elwha District rose 13 percent between 2013 and 2014.

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    THE REST OF THE STORY?

    What the report fails to examine? What the 35 page report fails to say?

    What happened to the $$$ windfall of THE ELWHA DISTRICT increased visitors $$$$?

    who took the money and how did they spend it?

    The report examines ……Funding Shortfalls at Olympic National Park?

    The report examines ……Struggles to maintain public access recent?

    The Elwha River flooding and washouts?

    Failing to provide a high level of service at some of its biggest attractions

    The report examines ……Failing to meet the needs of the more than 3 million people flocking to the park each year.

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    Dec 3, 2015 The report examines? The 35-page report says?

    Park on the Edge: Funding Shortfalls at Olympic National …

    https://www.npca.org/…/3152-p
    National Parks Conservation Association

    Dec 3, 2015 – Olympic National Park, one of the most visited national parks in the country, currently receives only approximately 60% of the funds it needs to …

     


  • Public Land Use? Howls of Complaints?

    I received information on, the Public ” HOWLING” on Public Land Use complaints against the feds, in an email from Liz Bowen Pie N Politics in California.

    Public lands ‘listening’ session brings howls of complaints …

    www.deseretnews.com/…/Publiclandslisteningsessionbri
    Deseret News

    15 hours ago – Public landslistening’ session brings howls of complaints against feds.

    17 Comments ». By Amy Joi O’Donoghue, Deseret …

    13 hours ago – Public lands ‘listening’ session brings howls of complaints against feds … Chris Stewart, R-Utah, convened the session in St. George — part of his congressional district — to let county …. Kick the Feds out of our state, period!
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    So, I sent a comment to…..

    Dear Senator Lankford,
    I received the following information in an email from a friend in California. It is an on-going country wide issue.
    We the people have no way of resolving this problem, other than forwarding this information to a concerned, responsive, elected representative in WA DC…..
    the bottom line…
    “Congress is really our last, best hope for solving this.”

    Thank you,
    Pearl Rains Hewett

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    Then… I made a comment on Pie N Politics website

    Pie N Politics | LizBowen.com

    lizbowen.com/?page_id=393

    Pie N Politics. Like many areas of the United States, citizens in Siskiyou County are finding government regulations are destroying their RIGHTS. This includes …
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    my comment to Pie N Politics ….
    If you want an elected federal representative to “LISTEN” to your complaints and respond.. Senator Lankford, is your man.
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    Dear Senator Lankford,
    I received the following information in an email from a friend in California. It is an on-going country wide issue.
    We the people have no way of resolving this problem, other than forwarding this information to a concerned, responsive, elected representative in WA DC……
    the bottom line…
    “Congress is really our last, best hope for solving this.”

    Thank you,
    Pearl Rains Hewett
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    Sent and received by Team Lankford!
    Thanks
    Thank you for reaching out to Team Lankford! Your form has been successfully submitted. Someone on our team will get back to you as soon as possible.
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    I have three (3) mostly, usually, unconcerned, unresponsive elected representative in WA DC
    Rep. Derek Kilmer, and Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell.
    And, I have three (3) mostly, usually, unconcerned, unresponsive elected representative in WA State
    Rep. Steve Tharinger, Kevin Van De Wege and Senator Jim Hargrove
    And, I have three (3) mostly, usually, unconcerned, unresponsive elected representative, Commissioners in Clallam County WA.

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    I have been, well… sort of howling at all nine (9) of them, mostly D-WA representatives, sending them emails, and asking them questions for years.. about restricted public and private land use, among other things.

    And, all nine (9) of my elected representatives are mostly D-WA, are mostly, usually, unconcerned and unresponsive. period.

    Like, I might as well have been howling at the moon…

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    Fortunately, My grandson set up this website for me… registered 2013-01-29.
    Today is 2016-01-23, I’ve spent nearly three years researching, documenting and posting over 650 comments on restricted public and private land use, among other things.
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    Well, Like I said….
    IF YOU WANT AN ELECTED FEDERAL REPRESENTATIVE TO “LISTEN” TO YOUR COMPLAINTS AND RESPOND.. SENATOR LANKFORD, IS YOUR GO TO MAN.
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    My comments matter, as a matter of fact… I even got a Christmas card

    (I know a robo card)

    However, the bottom line on Senator Lankford Christmas card is…
    Stay Connected!
    If you would like more information on these topics or any other legislation currently before the U.S. Senate, please do not hesitate to call my D.C. office at (202) 224-5754. My Oklahoma City office can be reached at (405) 231-4941 and my Tulsa office at (918) 581-7651. You can also follow me on Facebook or Twitter or Instagram for updates on my work in Congress.
    —– Original Message —–
    From: Sen. James Lankford
    To: phew@wavecable.com
    Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 7:20 AM
    Subject: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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    BACK TO THE HOWLING…

    Public lands ‘listening’ session brings howls of complaints …
    www.deseretnews.com/…/Public-lands-listening-session-bri…

    WHO’S LISTENING?
    Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, Jason Chaffetz R-Utah, Rob Bishop R-Utah, as well as Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Arkansas
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    I received the following information in an email from Liz Bowen Pie N Politics in California.
    full text…
    By Amy Joi O’Donoghue,
    Deseret News
    Published: Friday, Jan. 22 2016 10:00 p.m. MST
    ST. GEORGE — Four U.S. congressmen spent several hours Friday hearing a litany of complaints asserting federal land management agencies are harming families and livelihoods and need to be reigned in — if not eliminated altogether.
    Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, convened the session in St. George — part of his congressional district — to let county leaders and others air their views on federal public lands management in Utah.
    The list of grievances was long: grazing reductions, wild horse and burro overpopulation, agencies colluding with environmental groups in illegal, backdoor meetings, heavy-handed law enforcement tactics and dismissive attitudes by faceless bureaucrats that are harming rural life in Utah.
    “Is there any question or any wonder why people are angry? It seems glaringly obvious to me why people are angry,” Stewart said.
    “It did not used to be this way, and it does not have to be this way in the future.”
    Commissioners from six rural counties in Utah implored Stewart and Reps. Jason Chaffetz and Rob Bishop, R-Utah, as well as Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Arkansas, to fix what’s wrong with the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service, emphasizing they’re at the breaking point.
    “Elected officials have tried to protect their constituents from the overreach the best we can, but it is tough to compete with special interest groups,” said Washington County Commissioner Victor Iverson. “Congress is really our last, best hope for solving this.”
    Iverson and others blasted agencies for “sue and settle” policies that have left Western lands in paralysis for grazing, timber production, ranching and other uses.
    “Range management is more a result of lawsuit than science,” Iverson said. “Special interest groups sue the land management agencies and they agree to settle on terms that do not benefit the general public and are almost never disclosed. … There is an overabundance of failed public policies.”
    Beaver County Commissioner Tammy Pearson described struggling ranchers held hostage by the proliferation of wild horses that are ruining a drought-striken range for cattle, wildlife and other uses.
    Pearson, a rancher herself, said the situation is dire.
    “Producers have exhausted their financial reserves, have lost their faith in federal agencies and have been backed into a corner by those agencies and so-called environmentalists and advocacy groups,”

    she said. “This grief has caused the uprisings that we see in Nevada, Oregon, and quite possibly in Utah.”
    Westerman, who said the BLM does not operate in his state, said it was clear to him there is a problem that has to be addressed.
    “We are all going to have disagreements on something as passionate as how federal public lands are used. It is more the process that I am worried about. Broken promises. Collusion. Lack of trust. Closed door meetings, circumvention of the law and double standards. Those are not the kind of words that are beneficial to our country regardless of what location you are at.”
    Stewart told the crowd he is committed to finding a solution given the realities that are playing out in Utah and elsewhere in the West.
    “You cannot protect Utah families if you don’t give them hope for the future,” he said. “And you can’t give them hope for the future if they feel like the federal government has a boot at their throat.”
    Email: amyjoi@deseretnews.com
    http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865646022/Public-lands-listening-session-brings-howls-of-complaints-against-feds.html
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    Congressional committee rails on BLM over Washington …

    WOW Snippets, full text below….

    “These issues are not only important to not only Utah, they are important to the whole country,”

    Members of a congressional subcommittee skewered the acting director of the Bureau of Land Management of Utah Friday over a proposed land use plan they say ignores the will of residents and the letter of a 2009 public lands law for Washington County.

    “We are here because Congress is hearing a crescendo of complaints about

    “We are here to get to the bottom of it.”

    BLM tactics and policies across the country, and St. George seems to be a poster child of BLM bad behavior,” said Tom McClintock, R-California and chairman of the House Natural Resources Federal Subcommittee.

    The agency’s preferred action in the land use plan released last year proposes to reduce grazing by 40 percent in those national conservation areas,

    restrict St. George’s access to up to 37 percent of its water

    and does not include a northern transportation corridor through the Red Cliffs area in Washington County, according to critics.

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    Ful ltext

    Congressional committee rails on BLM over Washington …

    www.deseretnews.com/…/Congressionalcommitteerails-on
    Deseret News

    23 hours ago – Congressional committee rails on BLM over Washington County land … about a Bureau of Land Management proposed land use plan they …

    ST. GEORGE — Members of a congressional subcommittee skewered the acting director of the Bureau of Land Management of Utah Friday over a proposed land use plan they say ignores the will of residents and the letter of a 2009 public lands law for Washington County.

    “We are here because Congress is hearing a crescendo of complaints about

    “We are here to get to the bottom of it.”

    The subcommittee convened the rare field hearing after McClintock said they’d heard a litany of complaints over the BLM’s draft resource management plans proposed for the Beaver Dam Wash and Red Cliffs National Conservation Areas.

    The plan is being crafted as a result of the 2009 Public Lands Omnibus Act, which McClintock said embodied the spirit of compromise and was held up as a model for locally generated public lands planning across the nation.

    “This subcommittee doesn’t normally hold hearings on individual land use plans. But it appears that the BLM, which administers nearly half of the land area of Washington County, has ignored the will of Congress and thumbed its nose at the people whose taxes support this government and whose livelihoods and quality of life are now directly threatened by it.”

    The agency’s preferred action in the land use plan released last year proposes to reduce grazing by 40 percent in those national conservation areas, restrict St. George’s access to up to 37 percent of its water and does not include a northern transportation corridor through the Red Cliffs area in Washington County, according to critics.

    Washington County Commission Chairman Alan Gardner and St. George Mayor Jon Pike both testified at the hearing — held at the Dixie Convention Center in St. George — that they were left out of BLM’s planning process and surprised at the plan’s components when it was released.

    “I would have expected to have had many discussions with the BLM about all of these issues that have been raised today,” Pike said,

    particularly since they concern water rights.

    “I would have liked to have had those conversations before the plan was released.”

    Acting BLM Utah Director Jenna Whitlock defended her agency and disputed the allegation local elected officials were not involved in the planning stages.

    “We really feel like we have a good record,” she said, adding she believes the proposed plan follows the 2009 law.

    The hearing, which was attended by Utah Reps. Jason Chaffetz, Chris Stewart and Rob Bishop, drew sympathetic comments from Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Arkansas, who said these divisive land issues impact everyone.

    “These issues are not only important to not only Utah, they are important to the whole country,” he said, adding that he had read about the controversy 1,000 miles away in his home state. “It appears to me that the law is being ignored, this law passed by Congress. This seems to be a pattern with the BLM. … Do you recognize that you are creating some really bad publicity for the BLM across the country?”

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    I am compelled to insert this comment.

    “If you want to understand why so many people distrust the federal government, this is a good example,” @RepChrisStewart re BLM plans

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    And, this  comment.

    Iverson and others blasted agencies for “sue and settle” policies that have left Western lands in paralysis for grazing, timber production, ranching and other uses.

    The issue of “WILD NON-PROFITS”  undue partisan influence on the US government, is not only important to Utah, the “WILD NON-PROFITS” are a threat to the Public use of public  and private land in the whole country.

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    Friday’s hearing was packed with members of the public sporting “Wild Utah” pins who are supportive of BLM’s planning efforts that are designed to conserve the desert tortoise, which was added to the Endangered Species list in 1990 and conserve desert landscapes.

    Paul Van Dam, one of the witnesses who testified at the subcommittee hearing, said the BLM is a responsive agency and was engaged with the public while it crafted its proposed plan.

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    Really…”If you want to understand why so many people distrust the federal government, this is a good example,” @RepChrisStewart re BLM plans

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    “I have dealt with the BLM for a long time,” said Van Dam, who used to head up the grass-roots environmental organization called Citizens for Dixie’s Future. “My experiences are positive.”

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    Sorry, I can’t resist this one..

    no duh… radical non-profits usually do have a positive experience with the BLM

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    the bottom line…

    “These issues are not only important to not only Utah, they are important to the whole country,”
    Email your comments to Senator Lankford, Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, Jason Chaffetz R-Utah, Rob Bishop R-Utah, as well as Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Arkansas they are are listening..

    Rep. Chris Stewart told the crowd he is committed to finding a solution given the realities that are playing out in Utah and elsewhere in the West.

    “Congress is really our last, best hope for solving this.”
    Thank you,
    Pearl Rains Hewett