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  • Terrorist Slaughters and Gun Control

    Subject:  IN COLD BLOOD

    Original Message (an email  I received today)

    1. KILMER My question would be: Why have you and our U.S. Senators in Washington State, sat on your hands, bathing in the cold blood of our U.S. citizens being murdered by Muslim’s? Particularly in GUN FREE ZONES! How dare the governments of OUR country vote to remove our second amendment right to protect our FAMILIES. In our supermarkets, department stores, movie theaters, sports events, airports, train & bus stations, our military bases and in Our OWN HOUSES on OUR OWN land. CLOSE the borders now sir! Islam has claimed WAR ON THE U.S. It’s time Congress did the same and hold OUR president accountable for the blood baths across the globe, as his democrat colleagues cheer him on. How many dead victims from Muslim attacks since 9/11? Piece by piece Mr. Kilmer the attacks on American soil continue and may have even surpassed the numbers that actually perished in the Trade Center tragedy. What is wrong in Olympia? Are you all enjoying the duck shoots rampaging across the country?
      Do something or please step down. All of you. Close the borders and STOP immigration and Refugees (?) from entering our country NOW! This is WAR! Our Congress is guilty of murder Mr. Kilmer. How many more men, women and children have to die because of your inaction? Do the job you were hired to do.

    OR THE BIGGER QUESTION IS DO YOU EVEN KNOW WHAT YOUR JOB IS?

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    For clarification and identification  of the  Washington  State elected Representatives in congress they are Rep. Derek Kilmer (D) and Senators Maria Cantwell (D) and Patty Murray (D)

    Orlando massacre JUST  ANOTHER radical Islamic terrorist attack on American Citizens

    JUST ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY for the liberals (D)  to “JUMP ON THE GUN CONTROL” in congress

    As a voting American citizen, I agree 100% with the questions, suggestions and conclusion in the above comment..

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    I am compelled to ask an additional question

    DOES THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS  EVEN KNOW WHAT THEIR JOB IS?

    PREAMBLE CONSTITUTION OF UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
    WE THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES, IN ORDER TO FORM A MORE PERFECT UNION, ESTABLISH JUSTICE,

    INSURE DOMESTIC TRANQUILITY, PROVIDE FOR THE COMMON DEFENSE,

     PROMOTE THE GENERAL WELFARE,

    AND SECURE THE BLESSINGS OF LIBERTY TO OURSELVES AND OUR POSTERITY, DO ORDAIN AND ESTABLISH THIS CONSTITUTION FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

    to be continued…..


  • The US Declaration for Complete Disarmament

    The US Declaration for Complete Disarmament

    Freedom from War (1961)

    dosfan.lib.uic.edu/ERC/arms/freedom_war.html

    THE FULL TEXT OF THE …
    THE UNITED STATES PROGRAM FOR GENERAL AND COMPLETE DISARMAMENT IN A PEACEFUL WORLD

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    THE NATIONS OF THE WORLD,
    Conscious of the crisis in human history produced by the revolutionary development of modern weapons within a world divided by serious ideological differences;

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    Determined to save present and succeeding generations from the scourge of war and the dangers and burdens of the arms race and to create conditions in which all peoples can strive freely and peacefully to fulfill their basic aspirations;

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    Declare their goal to be: A free, secure, and peaceful world of independent states adhering to common standards of justice and international conduct and subjecting the use of force to the rule of law; a world where adjustment to change takes place in accordance with the principles of the United Nations; a world where there shall be a permanent state of general and complete disarmament under effective international control and where the resources of nations shall be devoted of man’s material, cultural, and spiritual advance;
    Set forth as the objectives of a program of general and complete disarmament in a peaceful world:

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    (a) The disbanding of all national armed forces and the prohibition of their reestablishment in any form whatsoever other than those required of preserve internal order and for contributions to a United Nations Peace Force;
    (b) the elimination from national arsenals of all armaments, including all weapons of mass destruction and the means for their delivery, other than those required for a United Nations Peace Force and for maintaining internal order;
    Nations to ensure compliance at all times with all disarmament obligations;
    (d) The institution of effective means for the enforcement of international agreements, for the settlement of disputes, and for the maintenance of peace in accordance with the principles of the United Nations.
    Call on the negotiating states:
    (a) To develop the outline program set forth below into an agreed plan for general and complete disarmament and to continue their efforts without interruption until the whole program has been achieved;
    (b) To this end to seek to attain the widest possible area of agreement at the earliest possible date;
    (c) Also to seek – without prejudice to progress on the disarmament program – agreement on those immediate measures that would contribute to the common security of nations and that could facilitate and form a part of that program.
    Affirm that disarmament negotiations should be guided by the following principles:
    (a) Disarmament shall take place as rapidly as possible until it is completed in stages containing balanced, phased and safe-guarded measures, with each measure and stage to be carried out in an agreed period of time.
    (b) Compliance with all disarmament obligations shall be effectively verified from their entry into force. Verification arrangements shall be instituted progressively and in such a manner as to verify not only that agreed limitations or reductions take place but also that retained armed forces and armaments do not exceed agreed levels at any stage.
    (c) Disarmament shall take place in a manner that will not affect adversely the security of any state, whether or not a party to an international agreement or treaty.
    (d) As stated relinquish their arms, the United Nations shall be progressively strengthened in order to improve its capacity to assure international security and the peaceful settlement of differences as well as to facilitate the development of international cooperation an common tasks for the benefit of mankind.
    (e) Transition from one stage of disarmament to the next shall take place as soon as all the measures in the preceding stage have been carried out and effective verification is continuing and as soon as the arrangements that have been agreed to be necessary for the next stage have been instituted.
    Agree upon the following outline program for achieving general and complete disarmament:
    STAGE I
    A. To Establish an International Disarmament Organization:
    (a) An International Disarmament Organization (IDO) shall be established within the framework of the United Nations upon entry into force of the agreement. Its functions shall be expanded progressively as required for the effective verification of the disarmament program.
    (b) The IDO shall have: (1) a General Conference of all the parties; (2) a Commission consisting of representatives of all the major powers as permanent members as permanent members and certain other states on a rotating basis; and (3) an Administrator who will administer the Organization subject to the direction of the Commission and who will have the authority, staff, and finances adequate to assure effective impartial implementation of the functions of the Organization.
    (c) The IDO shall: (1) ensure compliance with the obligations undertaken by verifying the execution of measures agreed upon; (2) assist the states in developing the details of agreed further verification and disarmament measures; (3) provide for the establishment of such bodies as may be necessary for working out the details of further measures provided for in the program and for such other expert study groups as may be required to give continuous study to the problems of disarmament; (4) receive reports on the progress of disarmament and verification arrangements and determine the transition from one stage to the next.
    B. To Reduce Armed Forces and Armaments:
    (a) Force levels shall be limited to 2.1 million each for the U.S. and U.S.S.R. and to appropriate levels not exceeding 2.1 million each for all other militarily significant states. Reductions to the agreed levels will proceed by equitable, proportionate, and verified steps.
    (b) Levels of armaments of prescribed types shall be reduced by equitable and balanced steps. The reductions shall be accomplished by transfers of armaments to depots supervised by the IDO. When, at specified periods during the Stage I reduction process, the states party to the agreement have agreed that the armaments and armed forces are at prescribed levels, the armaments in depots shall be destroyed or converted to peaceful uses.
    (c) The production of agreed types of armaments shall be limited.
    (d) A Chemical, Biological, Radiological (CBR) Experts Commission shall be established within the IDO for the purpose of examining and reporting on the feasibility and means for accomplishing the verifiable reduction and eventual elimination of CBR weapons stockpiles and the halting of their production.
    C. To Contain and Reduce the Nuclear Threat:
    (a) States that have not acceded to a treaty effectively prohibiting the testing of nuclear weapons shall do so.
    (b) The production of fissionable materials for use in weapons shall be stopped.
    (c) Upon the cessation of production of fissionable materials for use in weapons, agreed initial quantities of fissionable materials from past production shall be transferred to non-weapons purposes.
    (d) Any fissionable materials transferred between countries for peaceful uses of nuclear energy shall be subject to appropriate safeguards to be developed in agreement with the IAEA.
    (e) States owning nuclear weapons shall not relinquish control of such weapons to any nation not owning them and shall not transmit to any such nation information or material necessary for their manufacture. States not owning nuclear weapons shall not manufacture such weapons, attempt to obtain control of such weapons belonging to other states, or seek or receive information or materials necessary for their manufacture.
    (f) A Nuclear Experts Commission consisting of representatives of the nuclear states shall be established within the IDO for the purpose of examining and reporting on the feasibility and means for accomplishing the verified reduction and eventual elimination of nuclear weapons stockpiles.
    D. To Reduce Strategic Nuclear Weapons Delivery Vehicles:
    (a) Strategic nuclear weapons delivery vehicles in specified categories and agreed types of weapons designed to counter such vehicles shall be reduced to agreed levels by equitable and balanced steps. The reduction shall be accomplished in each step by transfer to depots supervised by the IDO of vehicles that are in excess of levels agreed upon for each step. At specified periods during the Stage I reduction process, the vehicles that have been placed under supervision of the IDO shall be destroyed or converted to peaceful uses.
    (b) Production of agreed categories of strategic nuclear weapons delivery vehicles and agreed types of weapons designed to counter such vehicles shall be discontinued or limited.
    (c) Testing of agreed categories of strategic nuclear weapons delivery vehicles and agreed types of weapons designed to counter such vehicles shall be limited or halted.
    E. To Promote the Peaceful Use of Outer Space:
    (a) The placing into orbit or stationing in outer space of weapons capable of producing mass destruction shall be prohibited.
    (b) States shall give advance notification to participating states and to the IDO of launchings of space vehicles and missiles, together with the track of the vehicle. F. To reduce the Risks of War by Accident, Miscalculation, and Surprise Attack: (a) States shall give advance notification to the participating states and to the IDO of major military movements and maneuvers, on a scale as may be agreed, which might give rise to misinterpretation or cause alarm and induce countermeasures. The notification shall include the geographic areas to be used and the nature, scale and time span of the event.
    (b) There shall be established observation posts at such locations as major ports, railway centers, motor highways, and air bases to report on concentrations and movements of military forces.
    (c) There shall also be established such additional inspection arrangements to reduce the danger of surprise attack as may be agreed.
    (d) An international commission shall be established immediately within the IDO to examine and make recommendations of the possibility of further measures to reduce the risks of nuclear war by accident, miscalculation, or failure of communication.
    G. To Keep the Peace:
    (a) States shall reaffirm their obligations under the U.N. Charter to refrain from the threat or use of any type of armed force – including nuclear, conventional, or CBR – contrary to the principles of the U.N. Charter.
    (b) States shall agree to refrain from indirect aggression and subversion against any country.
    (c) States shall use all appropriate processes for the peaceful settlement of disputes and shall seek within the United Nations further arrangements for the peaceful settlement of international disputes and for the codification and progressive development of international law.
    (d) States shall develop arrangements in Stage I for the establishment in Stage II of a U.N. Peace Force.
    (e) A U.N. peace observation group shall be staffed with a standing cadre of observers who could be despatched to investigate any situation which might constitute a threat to or breach of the peace.
    STAGE II
    A. International Disarmament Organization:
    The powers and responsibilities of the IDO shall be progressively enlarged in order to give it the capabilities to verify the measures undertaken in Stage II.
    B. To Further Reduce Armed Forces and Armaments:
    (a) Levels of forces for the U.S., U.S.S.R., and other militarily significant states shall be further reduced by substantial amounts to agreed levels in equitable and balanced steps.
    (b) Levels of armaments of prescribed types shall be further reduced by equitable and balanced steps. The reduction shall be accomplished by transfers of armaments to depots supervised by the IDO. When, at specified periods during the Stage II reduction process, the parties have agreed that the armaments and armed forces are at prescribed levels, the armaments in depots shall be destroyed or converted to peaceful uses.
    (c) There shall be further agreed restrictions on the production of armaments.
    (d) Agreed military bases and facilities wherever they are located shall be dismantled or converted to peaceful uses.
    (e) Depending upon the findings of the Experts Commission on CBR weapons, the production of CBR weapons shall be halted, existing stocks progressively reduced, and the resulting excess quantities destroyed or converted to peaceful uses.
    C. To Further Reduce the Nuclear Threat:
    Stocks of nuclear weapons shall be progressively reduced to the minimum levels which can be agreed upon as a result of the findings of the nuclear Experts Commission; the resulting excess of fissionable material shall be transferred to peaceful purposes.
    D. To Further Reduce Strategic Nuclear Weapons Delivery Vehicles:
    Further reductions in the stocks of strategic nuclear weapons delivery vehicles and agreed types of weapons designed to counter such vehicles shall be carried out in accordance with the procedure outlined in Stage I.
    E. To Keep the Peace:
    During Stage II, states shall develop further the peace-keeping processes of the united Nations, to the end that the United Nations can effectively in Stage III deter or suppress any threat or use of force in violation of the purposes and principles of the united Nations:
    (a) States shall agree upon strengthening the structure, authority, and operation of the united Nations so as to assure that the United Nations will be able effectively to protect states against threats to or breaches of the peace.
    (b) The U.N. Peace Force shall be established and progressively strengthened.
    (c) States shall also agree upon further improvements and developments in rules of international conduct and in processes for peaceful settlement of disputes and differences.
    STAGE III
    By the time Stage II has been completed, the confidence produced through a verified disarmament program, the acceptance of rules of peaceful international behavior, and the development of strengthened international peace-keeping processes within the framework of the U.N. should have reached a point where the states of the world can move forward to Stage III. In Stage III progressive controlled disarmament and continuously developing principles and procedures of international law would proceed to a point where no state would have the military power to challenge the progressively strengthened U.N. Peace Force (emphasis added) and all international disputes would be settled according to the agreed principles of international conduct.
    The progressive steps to be taken during the final phase of the disarmament program would be directed toward the attainment of a world in which:
    (a) States would retain only those forces, non-nuclear armaments, and establishments required for the purpose of maintaining internal order; they would also support and provide agreed manpower for a U.N. Peace Force.
    (b) The U.N. Peace Force, equipped with agreed types and quantities of armaments, would be fully functioning.
    (c) The manufacture of armaments would be prohibited except for those of agreed types and quantities to be used by the U.N. Peace Force and those required to maintain internal order. All other armaments would be destroyed or converted to peaceful purposes.
    (d) The peace-keeping capabilities of the United Nations would be sufficiently strong and the obligations of all states under such arrangements sufficiently far-reaching as to assure peace and the just settlement of differences in a disarmed world.
    The end of Publication 7277


  • Have You Got My Back?

    A question for my elected representatives, Rep. Derek Kilmer and Senators Patty Murray,  Maria Cantwell, and WA State Governor Jay Inslee.

    Have You Got My Back?

    Seattle FBI monitors long list of potential terror threats – Kiro TV

    www.kirotv.com › News
    KIRO‑TV

    16 hours ago – Seattle’s FBI office said Friday it is monitoring somewhere between 70 and 100 people for potential terrorist threats. … that cause us great concern when it comes to ISIL or ISIS or Daesh, whatever you want to call them.”.

    Radical Islamic Extremists

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    It is very seldom, that American Citizens, are truthfully and fully informed about what goes on behind our backs in  both WA D.C. and WA State.

    We the People have been frequently, been intentionally misled and misinformed by the President of the United States of America, WA State Governor Jay Inslee. and the Liberally biased news media.

    Terrorists attacks, the slaughter of innocent people world wide, by Radical Islamic Extremists are the biggest globally threat NOT GLOBAL WARMING.

    Gov. Inslee takes climate-change campaign to Paris …

    Inslee… Fiddling while Rome burns?

    To occupy oneself with unimportant matters and neglect priorities during a crisis.

    FBI — War on Terrorism

    https://www.fbi.gov/…/war-on-terrorism
    Federal Bureau of Investigation

    IN SEATTLE,  where Earnest James Ujaama (aka Bilal Ahmed) has been charged with … and conducting 70 investigations, 23 of which have resulted in convictions. …. We are also concerned about terrorist organizations with direct ties to …

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    Now, that the TRUTH IS OUT…

    Potential terrorist threats. … that cause us great concern when it comes to ISIL or ISIS or Daesh, whatever you want to call them.”.

    Radical Islamic Extremists

    I repeat my question to our elected representatives

    Regarding what causes CITIZENS GREAT FEAR AND CONCERN IN WA STATE …..

    Have You Got our Back?

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    I spent over four hours watching these C-SPAN (Radical Islamic Extremists) RELATED PROGRAMS on Dec. 10, 2015

    Another question to our elected representatives,

    HAVE YOU WATCHED THESE C-SPAN PROGRAMS?

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter Testimony US … – C-Span

    www.cspan.org/video/?401781-1/defense…testimony-us…
    C‑SPAN

    Congress. December 9, 2015 … SECRETARY, ON THE 1st OF DECEMBER BEFORE THE HOUSE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE CONGRESSMAN… 00:41: …

    Hearing Visa Waiver Program | Video | C-SPAN.org

    www.cspan.org/video/?401797-1/hearing-visa-waiver…
    C‑SPAN

    The Senate Homeland Security Committee hears testimony from former and current State Department and Homeland Security Department … December 9, 2015 …

    FBI Director James Comey Oversight Hearing … – C-Span

    www.cspan.org/video/?401606-1/fbi-director…testimony
    C‑SPAN

    Congress. December 9, 2015 … EDNCRYPTED USE TESTIMONY. THE F BI I HOPE I HAVE THE …. Extension of FBI Director’s Term, Legal Experts Testimony.

    I am just asking? I am just saying…

    If you bothered to watch C-SPAN (Radical Islamic Extremists) RELATED PROGRAMS, you would realize that Radical Islamic Extremists terror attacks  are the the biggest globally threat. period.

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    Speaking of Radical Islamic Extremists ONLINE RADICALIZATION

    HOW DELIGHTED THEY MUST BE   TO POST THIS ON LINE..

    ALL AMERICAN CITIZENS ARE ADVISED AND BEING TRAINED  BY THE

    FBI — Run, Hide, Fight Video

    https://www.fbi.gov/…/runhide-fight-vid…
    Federal Bureau of Investigation

    Run, Hide, Fight Video. Video: Run. Hide. Fight. Surviving an Active Shooter Event …. She looks out the door, but quickly ducks back into the room. Narrator: If …

    THE TERRORISTS MUST LOVE IT, THOSE STUPID AMERICANS, ARE UNARMED OR HAVE  BEEN DISARMED BY GOVERNMENT GUN CONTROL.

    DON’T WORRY ABOUT GETTING SHOT…THEY WILL BE  RUNNING AND HIDING TO SURVIVE, WHILE WE ARE SLAUGHTERING THEM,  WITH OUR ACTIVE SHOOTING EVENT.

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    My last question to my elected representatives, Rep. Derek Kilmer and Senators Patty Murray,  Maria Cantwell, and WA State Governor Jay Inslee.

    WHY  HAVE YOU HUMILIATED AMERICAN’S  BY  ADVERTISING TO  THE WORLD AND, the Radical Islamic Extremists, THAT AMERICAN CITIZENS  WILL  RUN AND HID… TO SURVIVE AN ACTIVE SHOOTER EVENT?

    Have You Got our Back?


  • Immigration Acts Kept Our County Safe

    Immigration Acts Kept Our County Safe
    For over 200 years….

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    FROM MARCH 4, 1913-MARCH 3, 1933
    U.S. Representative ALBERT JOHNSON FROM WASHINGTON STATE SERVED AS CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE ON IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION

    U.S. Representative ALBERT JOHNSON FROM WASHINGTON STATE WAS THE CHIEF AUTHOR OF THE

    U.S. Immigration Legislation: 1924 Immigration Act – Library

    library.uwb.edu/…/USimmigration/192
    University of Washington Bothell

    1924 Immigration Act (An act to limit the immigration of aliens into the United States, and for other purposes). H.R. 7995; Pub.L. 68-139; 43 Stat. 153.

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    Indeed, For over 200 years…. Congressional approved Acts BANNING undesirable immigration and expelling dangerous aliens to the United States of America, has repeatedly and continuously, been confirmed and reconfirmed by the congress of the United States of America for the protection of our homeland and in the best of American Citizens (for those who do not know immigration history)

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    AND FOR 20 YEARS
    ALBERT JOHNSON FROM WASHINGTON STATE PLAYED AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN THE PASSAGE OF ANTI-IMMIGRANT  ACTS THAT KEPT OUR HOMELAND SAFE…

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    I offer the following in Support of Presidential Candidate Donald Trump’s calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States

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    THE IMMIGRATION ACT OF 1921 REFLECTED THE GROWING AMERICAN FEAR

    Immigration Act of 1921 » Immigration to the United States

    immigrationtounitedstates.org/589-immigrationact-of-1921.html

    Significance: The first federal law in U.S. history to limit the immigration of Europeans, the Immigration Act of 1921 reflected the growing American fear that people from southern and eastern European countries not only did not adapt well into American society but also threatened its very existence.

    Significance: The first federal law in U.S. history to limit the immigration of Europeans, the Immigration Act of 1921 reflected the growing American fear that people from southern and eastern European countries not only did not adapt well into American society but also threatened its very existence.

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    Southeast Europe or Southeastern Europe is a geographical region of Europe, consisting primarily of the Balkan peninsula. Sovereign states that are generally included in Southeastern Europe are, in alphabetical order, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo,[a] Moldova, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, and partially Turkey, Italy and Slovenia.

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    ALBERT JOHNSON FROM WASHINGTON STATE WAS THE CHIEF AUTHOR OF THE Immigration Act of 1924

    WHICH IN 1927 HE JUSTIFIED AS A BULWARK AGAINST “A STREAM OF ALIEN BLOOD, WITH ALL ITS INHERITED MISCONCEPTIONS RESPECTING THE RELATIONSHIPS OF THE GOVERNING POWER TO THE GOVERNED
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    I offer the following in Support of Presidential Candidate Donald Trump’s calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States

    The terrorist Acts of 2015 in Paris and California U.S.A reflect growing American fear of people immigrating from Middle East ….

    AMERICAN CITIZENS MUST NOT BE DISARMED AND LIVE IN FEAR.

    “UNTIL OUR COUNTRY’S (APPOINTED) REPRESENTATIVES CAN FIGURE OUT WHAT IS GOING ON”

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    Indeed, The terrorist Acts of 2015 in Paris and in California U.S.A reflect growing American fear of people immigrating from Middle East ….

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    2015 The Greater Middle East Some speakers ( Trump) may use the Political term to denote areas with significant Muslim majorities (with a minority of ISIS, radicalized, Islamic Al’Quida terrorists ) that not only do not adapt well into American society but also threatened its very existence.

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    The Greater Middle East was a political term coined by the second Bush administration in the first decade of the 21st century,[1] to denote various countries, pertaining to the Muslim world, specifically Iran, Turkey, Afghanistan and Pakistan.[2] Various countries in the South Caucasus and Central Asia are sometimes also included. Some speakers may use the term to denote areas with significant Muslim majorities

    AND, INDEED WE MUST ADD FOR GEOGRAPHICAL TERRORIST FREE TRAVELING AREAS..

    Indeed, The terrorist Acts of 2015 in Paris and in California U.S.A reflect growing American fear of people immigrating from Middle East, And (for the most part) traveling in and out of  the Europe’s  51 independent states…

    Southeast Europe or Southeastern Europe is a geographical region of Europe, consisting primarily of the Balkan peninsula. Sovereign states that are generally included in Southeastern Europe are, in alphabetical order, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo,[a] Moldova, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, and partially Turkey, Italy and Slovenia.
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    Read more on HOW CONGRESSIONAL AND PRESIDENTIAL PROTECTIVE IMMIGRATION KEPT OUR HOMELAND SAFE FOR OVER 200 YEARS….

    1798 Considered one of the Alien and Sedition Acts, the Naturalization Act of 1798 permits Federalist President John Adams to deport foreigners deemed to be dangerous
    1798- 1918, immigration acts to empower the president of the United States to expel dangerous Aliens from the country; to give the president authority to arrest, detain, and deport resident aliens hailing from enemy countries during times of war
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    1819 The Steerage Act requires that ship captains must submit manifests with information about immigrants on board to the Collector of Customs, the secretary of state, and Congress.
    1870 The Naturalization Act of 1870 (16 Stat. 254) was a United States federal law that created a system of controls for the naturalization process and penalties for fraudulent practices.
    1882 the Immigration Act Setting the basic course of United States immigration law and policy, established categories of foreigners deemed “undesirable”
    1882 Congress passes the Immigration Act. The law imposes a $.50 tax on new arrivals and bans “convicts (except those convicted of political offenses), lunatics, idiots AND PERSONS LIKELY TO BECOME PUBLIC CHARGES” from entering the U.S.
    1882 Congress passes the Chinese Exclusion Act. was the first major law restricting immigration to the United States. It was enacted in response to economic fears. Thousands of Chinese immigrants had worked on the construction of the Trans-Continental Railroad, and these workers were left unemployed when the project was complete. The high rate of unemployment led to passage of the law, banning “skilled and unskilled laborers and Chinese employed in mining” from entering the country for ten years and denies Chinese immigrants the path to citizenship.
    1888 Congress passes the Scott Act, which amends the Chinese Exclusion Act. It bans Chinese workers from re-entering the U.S. after they left.
    1891 Immigration Act of 1891 creates the Bureau of Immigration, which falls under the Treasury Department. The act also calls for the deportation of people who entered the country illegally and denies entry for polygamists, the mentally ill, and those with contagious diseases.

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    NOTE
    1892 ELLIS ISLAND OPENS. It served as the primary immigration station of the U.S. between 1892 and 1954, processing some 12 million immigrants.
    1892 The Geary Act strengthens the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 by requiring Chinese laborers to carry a resident permit at all times. Failure to do so could result in deportation or a sentence to hard labor. It also extends for another 10 years the ban on Chinese becoming citizens.

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    1903 The Immigration Act of 1903, also called the Anarchist Exclusion Act, a law of the United States regulating immigration. It codified previous immigration law, and added four inadmissible classes

    IT’S THE FIRST TIME INDIVIDUALS ARE BANNED FROM THE U.S. BASED ON POLITICAL BELIEFS.

    1906 The Naturalization Act of 1906 creates the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization and places it under the jurisdiction of the Commerce Department. THE ACT ALSO REQUIRES IMMIGRANTS TO LEARN ENGLISH BEFORE THEY CAN BECOME CITIZENS.
    1907 The Immigration Act of 1907 broadens the categories of PEOPLE BANNED FROM IMMIGRATING TO THE U.S. The list excludes “imbeciles,” “feeble-minded” people, those with physical or mental disabilities THAT PREVENT THEM FROM WORKING, tuberculosis victims, CHILDREN WHO ENTER THE U.S. WITHOUT PARENTS, AND THOSE WHO COMMITTED CRIMES OF “MORAL TURPITUDE.”
    The “Gentleman’s Agreement” between the U.S. and Japan ends the immigration of Japanese workers.

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    FROM MARCH 4, 1913-MARCH 3, 1933

    U.S. Representative ALBERT JOHNSON FROM WASHINGTON STATE SERVED AS CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE ON IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION FROM MARCH 4, 1913-MARCH 3, 1933

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    1917 Immigration Act of 1917, also called Asiatic Barred Zone Act, further restricted immigration, particularly of people from a large swath of Asia and the Pacific Islands. The act also bars homosexuals, “idiots,” “feeble-minded persons,” “criminals,” “insane persons,” alcoholics, and other categories. In addition, the act sets a literacy standard for immigrants age 16 and older. They must be able to read a 40-word selection in their native language.

    Read more on
    HOW IMMIGRATION KEPT OUR COUNTY SAFE FOR OVER 200 YEARS….
    portions of American immigration legislation for the last 200 years
    1789 The Constitution of the United States of America takes effect, succeeding the Articles of Confederation that had governed the union of states since the conclusion of the Revolutionary War (March 4, 1789).
    The Naturalization Act of 1790 establishes a uniform rule of naturalization and a two-year residency requirement for aliens who are “free white persons” of “good moral character” (March 26, 1790).
    1790 The Naturalization Act of 1790, the country’s first naturalization statute, says that unindentured white males must live in the U.S. for two years before becoming citizens.
    1795 The Naturalization Act of 1790 is amended and extends the residency requirement to five years.
    1798 Considered one of the Alien and Sedition Acts, the Naturalization Act of 1798 permits Federalist President John Adams to deport foreigners deemed to be dangerous and increases the residency requirements to 14 years to prevent immigrants

    In 1798, the Federalist-controlled Congress passed four acts to empower the president of the United States to expel dangerous Aliens from the country; to give the president authority to arrest, detain, and deport resident aliens hailing from enemy countries during times of war; to lengthen the period of naturalization for immigrants, and to silence Republican criticism of the Federalist Party. 1798 The residency requirement in the Naturalization Act of 1790 is lengthened again, to 14 years.
    1802 The residency requirement for citizenship is reduced to five years
    1819 The Steerage Act requires that ship captains must submit manifests with information about immigrants onboard to the Collector of Customs, the secretary of state, and Congress.
    1843 The American Republican party is formed in New York (it later becomes known as the Native American party) by citizens opposed to the increased number of immigrants in the U.S. The members seek to permit only native-born Americans to run for office and try to raise the residency requirement to 25 years.
    1868 Congress passed the Expatriation Act of 1868 that said “the right of expatriation is a natural and inherent right of all people
    1870 The Naturalization Act of 1870 (16 Stat. 254) was a United States federal law that created a system of controls for the naturalization process and penalties for fraudulent practices. It is also noted for extending the naturalization process to “aliens of African nativity and to persons of African descent.”
    1875 The Page Act becomes law. It’s the country’s first exclusionary act, banning criminals, prostitutes, and Chinese contract laborers from entering the country.
    U.S. Immigration Legislation: 1875 Page Law – Library
    library.uwb.edu/…/USimmigration/187…
    University of Washington Bothell
    1875 Page Law (An act supplementary to the acts in relation to immigration). Sess. II, Chap. 141; 18 Stat. 477. 43rd Congress; March 3, 1875. You can find the …
    The Immigration Act of 1875 was the first immigration law that excluded groups of people from the United States—and women were part of that exclusion.
    1875 The Page Act becomes law. It’s the country’s first exclusionary act, banning criminals, prostitutes, and Chinese contract laborers from entering the country.
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    1882 Congress passes the Immigration Act. The law imposes a $.50 tax on new arrivals and bans “convicts (except those convicted of political offenses), lunatics, idiots AND PERSONS LIKELY TO BECOME PUBLIC CHARGES” from entering the U.S.
    The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 bans “skilled and unskilled laborers and Chinese employed in mining” from entering the country for ten years and denies Chinese immigrants the path to citizenship. Thousands of Chinese immigrants had worked on the construction of the Trans-Continental Railroad, and these workers were left unemployed when the project was complete. The high rate of unemployment and anti-Chinese sentiment led to passage of the law.
    Immigration Act of 1882 – Immigration to the United States
    immigrationtounitedstates.org › Immigration reform
    Setting the basic course of United States immigration law and policy, the Immigration Act of 1882 established categories of foreigners deemed “undesirable” for …
    Chinese Exclusion Act (1882) – Open Collections Program
    ocp.hul.harvard.edu/immigration/exclusion.html
    Harvard University
    The Chinese Exclusion Act was the first major law restricting immigration to the United States. It was enacted in response to economic fears, especially on the …
    1888 Congress passes the Scott Act, which amends the Chinese Exclusion Act. It bans Chinese workers from re-entering the U.S. after they left.
    1891 Immigration Act of 1891 creates the Bureau of Immigration, which falls under the Treasury Department. The act also calls for the deportation of people who entered the country illegally and denies entry for polygamists, the mentally ill, and those with contagious diseases.
    1892 The Geary Act strengthens the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 by requiring Chinese laborers to carry a resident permit at all times. Failure to do so could result in deportation or a sentence to hard labor. It also extends for another 10 years the ban on Chinese becoming citizens.
    1892 ELLIS ISLAND OPENS. It served as the primary immigration station of the U.S. between 1892 and 1954, processing some 12 million immigrants. By some estimates, 40% of all Americans have a relative who passed through Ellis Island.
    1903 Congress passes the Anarchist Exclusion Act, which denies anarchists, other political extremists, beggars, and epileptics entry into the U.S. IT’S THE FIRST TIME INDIVIDUALS ARE BANNED FROM THE U.S. BASED ON POLITICAL BELIEFS.
    1906 The Naturalization Act of 1906 creates the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization and places it under the jurisdiction of the Commerce Department. The act also requires immigrants to learn English before they can become citizens.
    1907 The Immigration Act of 1907 broadens the categories of people banned from immigrating to the U.S. The list excludes “imbeciles,” “feeble-minded” people, those with physical or mental disabilities that prevent them from working, tuberculosis victims, children who enter the U.S. without parents, and those who committed crimes of “moral turpitude.”
    The “Gentleman’s Agreement” between the U.S. and Japan ends the immigration of Japanese workers.
    Congress passes the Expatriation Act of 1907 that says women must adopt the citizenship of their husbands. Therefore, women who marry foreigners lose their U.S. citizenship unless their husbands become citizens

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    FROM MARCH 4, 1913-MARCH 3, 1933
    1917 Immigration Act of 1917, also called Asiatic Barred Zone Act, further restricted immigration, particularly of people from a large swath of Asia and the Pacific Islands. The act also bars homosexuals, “idiots,” “feeble-minded persons,” “criminals,” “insane persons,” alcoholics, and other categories. In addition, the act sets a literacy standard for immigrants age 16 and older. They must be able to read a 40-word selection in their native language.
    U.S. Immigration Legislation: 1917 Immigration Act – Library
    library.uwb.edu/…/USimmigration/191…
    University of Washington Bothell
    1917 Immigration Act (An act to regulate the immigration of aliens to, and the … of the 1920s (the 1921 Emergency Quota Law and the 1924 Immigration Act).
    Espionage and Sedition Acts of 1917-1918
    immigrationtounitedstates.org › Laws
    by EA Dashiell – ‎Related articles
    Nov 27, 2015 – Enacted soon after the United States entered World War I in 1917, the … made it illegal to speak out against the government during World War I … A year later, the U.S. Congress amended the law with the Sedition Act of 1918, …
    Alien and Sedition Acts

    1918 the Sedition Act passed by Congress in during World War I that made it a crime to disrupt military recruiting or enlistments, to encourage support for Germany and its allies or disrespect for American war efforts, or to otherwise bring the U.S. government, its leaders, or its symbols into disrepute.
    overlapping  From 1798, the Federalist-controlled Congress passed four acts to empower the president of the United States to expel dangerous Aliens from the country; to give the president authority to arrest, detain, and deport resident aliens hailing from enemy countries during times of war; to lengthen the period of naturalization for immigrants, and to silence Republican criticism of the Federalist Party. Also an act passed by Congress in 1918 during World War I that made it a crime to disrupt military recruiting or enlistments, to encourage support for Germany and its allies or disrespect for American war efforts, or to otherwise bring the U.S. government, its leaders, or its symbols into disrepute.
    Also an
    U.S. Immigration Legislation: 1921 Emergency Quota Law
    library.uwb.edu/…/1921_emergency_q…
    University of Washington Bothell
    1921 Emergency Quota Law (An act to limit the immigration of aliens into the United States). H.R. 4075; Pub.L. 67-5; 42 Stat. 5. 67th Congress; May 19, 1921.
    Signed in May 1921, the Emergency Quota Act established the first ethnic quota system for selective admittance of immigrants to the United States.
    which imposed a hefty head tax on all immigrants from China.
    1921 THE EMERGENCY QUOTA LAW
    Also known as: Johnson Act; Emergency Quota Act of 1921
    Significance: The first federal law in U.S. history to limit the immigration of Europeans, the Immigration Act of 1921 reflected the growing American fear that people from southern and eastern European countries not only did not adapt well into American society but also threatened its very existence.
    1921 THE EMERGENCY QUOTA LAW of 1921 limits the number of immigrants entering the U.S. each year to 350,000 and implements a nationality quota. Immigration from any country is capped at 3% of the population of that nationality based on the 1910 census. The law reduces immigration from eastern and southern Europe while favoring immigrants from Northern Europe.
    1922 Congress passes the Married Women’s Act of 1922, also known as the “Cable Act.” It repeals the provision of the Expatriation Act of 1907 that revoked the citizenship of women who married foreigners

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    ALBERT JOHNSON FROM WASHINGTON STATE WAS THE CHIEF AUTHOR OF THE
    Immigration Act of 1924 – United States American History
    www.u-s-history.com/pages/h1398.html
    The role of Immigration Act of 1924 in the history of the United States of America. … and quotas determined by “national origins” as revealed in the 1920 census.
    1924 The Immigration Act of 1924 limits annual European immigration to 2% of the number of people from that country living in the United States in 1890. The Act greatly reduces immigration from Southern and Eastern European nationalities that had only small populations in the US in 1890.
    The Border Patrol is created to combat smuggling and illegal immigration.
    1929 The National Origins Formula institutes a quota that caps national immigration at 150,000 and COMPLETELY BARS ASIAN IMMIGRATION, though immigration from the Western Hemisphere is still permitted.

    NOTE
    1931-1940- 532,431 immigrants arrive.

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    1933 To escape persecution by the Nazis, Albert Einstein, the greatest theoretical physicist of the century, immigrates to the United States from Germany

    U.S. Representative ALBERT JOHNSON FROM WASHINGTON STATE SERVED AS CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE ON IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION FROM MARCH 4, 1913-MARCH 3, 1933

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    1934 The Tydings-McDuffe Act grants the Philippines independence from the United States on July 4, 1946, but strips Filipinos of US citizenship and severely restricts Filipino immigration to the United States.
    1940 The Alien Registration Act requires the registration and fingerprinting of all aliens in the United States over the age of 14.

    1952 Immigration and Nationality Act (McCarran … – Library
    library.uwb.edu/…/usimmigration/1952…
    University of Washington Bothell
    U.S. Immigration Legislation: 1952 Immigration and Nationality Act (McCarran-Walter Act) H.R. 13342; Pub.L. 414; 182 Stat. 66.
    The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 (Pub.L. 82–414, 66 Stat. 163, enacted June 27, 1952), also known as the McCarran–Walter Act, restricted immigration into the U.S. and is codified under Title 8 of the United States Code (8 U.S.C. ch. 12).
    Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1982 – GovTrack.us
    https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/97/s2222
    GovTrack
    Aug 17, 1982. S. 2222 (97th). A bill to revise and reform the Immigration and Nationality Act, and for other purposes. In GovTrack.us, a database of bills in the …


  • Psychiatric gun control DSM-5

    THE DSM-5 FUTURE MANUAL CONTAINS A LISTING OF DIAGNOSTIC CRITERIA FOR EVERY PSYCHIATRIC DISORDER RECOGNIZED BY THE US HEALTH CARE SYSTEM

    Psychiatric News, April 19, 2013;
    Highlights of Changes from DSM-IV-TR to DSM-5
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    PSYCHIATRIC GUN CONTROL IT IS HERE- IT IS NOW
    WHAT IS AMERICA’S FUTURE USING THE DSM-5 PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS FUTURE MANUAL?

    USING EVERY PSYCHIATRIC DISORDER RECOGNIZED BY THE US HEALTH CARE SYSTEM?

    FROM EVERY SOURCE YOU or your family go to for PSYCHIATRIC HELP?
    (e.g., biological, psychodynamic, cognitive, behavioral, interpersonal, family/systems). It is used in both clinical settings (inpatient, outpatient, partial hospital, consultation-liaison, clinic, private practice, and primary care)

    AND EVERY PSYCHIATRIC DISORDER DETAIL AND STATISTIC ABOUT YOU and your family members?
    In addition to supplying detailed descriptions of diagnostic criteria, DSM is also a necessary tool for collecting and communicating accurate public health statistics about the diagnosis of psychiatric disorders.

    With EVERY PSYCHIATRIC DISORDER recognized by the US health care system PROFILING YOU and your family members, and documented on YOU and your family members medical record?

    With a FEDERALLY MANDATED BACKGROUND CHECK ON EVERY PERSON that attempts to buy a gun IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA?

    HOW MANY AMERICAN CITIZENS WILL BE DENIED THEIR SECOND AMENDMENT CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS, here now and in the future?

    BASED ON EVERY PSYCHIATRIC DISORDER RECOGNIZED BY THE US HEALTH CARE SYSTEM?

    These are my comments and concerns.
    What are yours?

    Please go on line the and review the millions of PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS and statistics that shall eventually DENY many millions of Americans their right to BEAR ARMS.
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    PSYCHIATRIC GUN CONTROL IT IS HERE- IT IS NOW
    WHAT IS AMERICA’S FUTURE USING THE DSM-5 PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS FUTURE MANUAL?

    About DSM-5
    Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is the standard classification of mental disorders used by mental health professionals in the United States and contains a listing of diagnostic criteria for every psychiatric disorder recognized by the U.S. healthcare system. The current edition, DSM-IV-TR, is used by professionals in a wide array of contexts, including psychiatrists and other physicians, psychologists, social workers, nurses, occupational and rehabilitation therapists, and counselors, as well as by clinicians and researchers of many different orientations (e.g., biological, psychodynamic, cognitive, behavioral, interpersonal, family/systems). It is used in both clinical settings (inpatient, outpatient, partial hospital, consultation-liaison, clinic, private practice, and primary care) as well as with community populations. In addition to supplying detailed descriptions of diagnostic criteria, DSM is also a necessary tool for collecting and communicating accurate public health statistics about the diagnosis of psychiatric disorders.
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    DSM
    The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is the standard classification of mental disorders used by mental health professionals in the United States. It is intended to be applicable in a wide array of contexts and used by clinicians and researchers of many different orientations (e.g., biological, psychodynamic, cognitive, behavioral, interpersonal, family/systems). The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV) has been designed for use across clinical settings (inpatient, outpatient, partial hospital, consultation-liaison, clinic, private practice, and primary care), with community populations. It can be used by a wide range of health and mental health professionals, including psychiatrists and other physicians, psychologists, social workers, nurses, occupational and rehabilitation therapists, and counselors. It is also a necessary tool for collecting and communicating accurate public health statistics.
    The DSM consists of three major components: the diagnostic classification, the diagnostic criteria sets, and the descriptive text.

    Diagnostic Classification

    The diagnostic classification is the list of the mental disorders that are officially part of the DSM system. “Making a DSM diagnosis” consists of selecting those disorders from the classification that best reflect the signs and symptoms that are exhibited by the individual being evaluated. Associated with each diagnostic label is a diagnostic code, which is typically used by institutions and agencies for data collection and billing purposes. These diagnostic codes are derived from the coding system used by all health care professionals in the United States, known as the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Edition, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM).
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    Psychiatric News, April 19, 2013;
    Highlights of Changes from DSM-IV-TR to DSM-5
    The manual, called the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders and abbreviated as the DSM-5 Specific Disorders
    Autistic disorders will undergo a reshuffling and renaming:“[Autism] criteria will incorporate several diagnoses from DSM-IV including AUTISTIC DISORDER, ASPERGER’S DISORDER, childhood disintegrative disorder and pervasive developmental disorder (not otherwise specified) into the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder for DSM-5 to help more accurately and consistently diagnose children with autism,”

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    AMERICAN CHILDREN THEIR FUTURE GUN CONTROL
    Facts about Autism | | Autism Speaks
    www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism/facts-about-autism‎
    Autism now affects 1 in 88 children and 1 in 54 boys; Autism prevalence figures are growing; Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the U.S. …
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    Americans ‘snapping’ by the millions – WorldNetDaily
    www.wnd.com/2013/04/americans-snapping-by-the-millions/‎
    Apr 21, 2013 – Even more disturbing, in the world’s greatest military, more U.S. soldiers … them awake at night, including large numbers diagnosed with depression or anxiety disorder. … people susceptible to serious illness, and a growing number of … Note: This report is is excerpted from the April 2013 issue of WND’s …
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    1 in 5 Americans Suffers From Mental Illness – ABC News
    abcnews.go.com › ABC News Blogs › Health › Medical Unit‎
    Jan 19, 2012 – Women were more likely to be diagnosed with mental illness than men … surveys on mental health and addiction among children and adults. … “Despite legislation calling for coverage of mental health and addictions, not much has changed in … So 20% of us are a little bit off our rockers at any given point.


  • (5) Cantwell’s Smoking Gun

    PART (5) Cantwell’s email on Gun Control and Mental Illness

    —– Original Message —–
    From:Dick French

    Sent: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 2:58 PM
    Subject: FW: From the Office of Senator Cantwell
    From: Maria_Cantwell@cantwell.senate.gov [mailto:Maria_Cantwell@cantwell.senate.gov]
    Sent: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 12:00 PM
    To: apart@olypen.com
    Subject: From the Office of Senator Cantwell

    Dear Mr. French,

    Thank you for contacting me to express your views on gun ownership and violence prevention. I appreciate hearing from you on this important issue.

    I support the Second Amendment and the rights of law-abiding Washingtonians who own guns. I also remain focused on addressing the deeply troubling violence in this country and making our state and our country as safe as possible for all people, including our most vulnerable citizens, our children. I believe both of these goals are important and can be simultaneously accomplished through common-sense gun violence prevention measures and the enforcement of existing laws.

    Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) introduced the Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013 (S. 649) on March 21, 2013. This proposed legislation included provisions to expand background checks for private and interstate firearms transfers and would have made it a federal crime to traffic in firearms. Additionally, the bill would have authorized funds for the Secure Our Schools grant program under the Department of Justice to help equip schools with safety features and resources, including surveillance equipment and hotlines for reporting potentially dangerous situations. On April 11, 2013, by a vote of 68 to 33, the Senate voted to move forward with consideration of the bill before the full Senate. During debate over this bill, the Senate voted on several amendments regarding gun violence prevention.

    On April 11, 2013, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) introduced a bipartisan amendment to S. 649 to expand background checks to sales at gun shows and online sales. The amendment would have provided exemptions for background checks in the cases of private sales between family members and friends. On April 17, 2013, by a vote of 54 to 46, the amendment failed to attain the 60 votes necessary to move forward in the Senate. I voted in support of this amendment.

    On April 17, 2013, the Senate also considered an amendment regarding assault weapons by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA). The amendment would have banned certain military-style, semi-automatic weapons, and make it illegal to produce, import, or sell magazines with capacity over ten rounds. The amendment failed by a vote of 40 to 60. I voted in support of this amendment to keep military-style weapons off the streets.

    On April 18, 2013, Senator Reid announced the Senate would put aside consideration of S. 649 to move forward with other legislative matters. The Senate may take this bill up for consideration at a later date.

    Along with addressing gun violence, making services for the mentally ill and their families more accessible will encourage those suffering from mental illness to seek needed care and support. While mental illness is not the cause of violent behavior, mental health care is a critical component of our healthcare system and an individual’s overall health status. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately one in 17 Americans suffers from a seriously debilitating mental illness. I care deeply about mental health care and understand the important role access to behavioral health services plays in the lives of both those who suffer from mental illness and their family and loved ones. This is why I voted in support of a bipartisan amendment introduced by Senators Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) , the Mental Health Awareness and Improvement Act of 2013, which would improve upon existing mental health programs currently funded under the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Education. This amendment included measures to help school officials recognize and identify mental health conditions and improve suicide prevention and behavioral care resources. This amendment passed the Senate by a vote of 95-2.

    Thank you for expressing your thoughts on this issue. Please be assured I will keep your thoughts in mind as the Senate continues to address this issue.

    Sincerely,
    Maria Cantwell
    United States Senator

    For future correspondence with my office, please visit my website at
    http://cantwell.senate.gov/contact/


  • (4) Cantwell’s Gun Control

    PART (4) Oath of Office

    I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.

    PLEASE PROTECT AMERICANS CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS
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    Senator Cantwell on Gun control and Mental Illness
    www.cdc.gov/mentalhealth/basics.htm

    Learn more details on mental health promotion .
    References
    World Health Organization. Strengthening Mental Health Promotion. Geneva, World Health Organization (Fact sheet no. 220), 2001.
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General. Rockville, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health, 1999.
    Kessler RC, Chiu WT, Demler O, Walters EE. Prevalence, severity, and comorbidity of 12-month DSM-IV disorders in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication. Arch Gen Psychiatry 2005;62:617–627.
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    National Comorbidity Survey Replication
    COMORBIDITY ( definition added for clarity) the simultaneous appearance of two or more psychiatric or physical illnesses, e.g. alcohol dependence and depression
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    Murray CJL, Lopez AD. The Global Burden of Disease: A Comprehensive Assessment of Mortality and Disability from Diseases, Injuries and Risk Factors in 1990 and Projected to 2020. Geneva, Switzerland;World Health Organization, 1996.
    Chapman DP, Perry GS, Strine TW.The vital link between chronic disease and depressive disorders. Prev Chronic Dis 2005;2(1):A14.
    Ryff CD, Keyes CLM. The structure of psychological well–being revisited. J Pers Soc Psychol 1995;69:719–727.
    Ryff CD. Happiness is everything, or is it? Explorations on the meaning of psychological well–being. J Pers Soc Psychol 1989;57:1069–1081.
    Keyes CLM. Social well–being. Soc Psychol Quart 1998;61:121–140.

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  • (3) Cantwell’s Gun Control

    PART (3) SOCIAL WELL-BEING
    Senator Cantwell on Gun control and Mental Illness
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    MY COMMENT TO Senator Cantwell
    Please focus on supporting legislation THAT NEEDS TO BE IN PLACE TO SUPPORT MENTAL HEALTH, instead of misquoting mental illness statistics

    AND STOP TRYING TO TAKE AWAY OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS
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    SOCIAL WELL-BEING www.cdc.gov/mentalhealth/basics.htm

    social acceptance, beliefs in the potential of people and society as a whole, personal self-worth and usefulness to society, sense of community.
    The former surgeon general notes that there are social determinants of mental health as there are social determinants of general health THAT NEED TO BE IN PLACE TO SUPPORT MENTAL HEALTH. These include adequate housing, safe neighborhoods, equitable jobs and wages, quality education, and equity in access to quality health care.
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    MY COMMENT ON Social well-being
    THAT NEEDS TO BE IN PLACE TO SUPPORT MENTAL HEALTH?

    OUR CONSTITUTIONAL AMERICAN RIGHTS.
    OUR RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS
    OUR AMERICAN BILL OF RIGHTS
    AND A 2013 REINSTATEMENT OF OUR DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
    OUR WELL BEING SAFE? LIKE BOSTON
    OUR RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS
    AFFORDABLE access to quality health care.
    NOT THE BANKRUPTING OBAMA CARE.

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    A STATEMENT OF FACT FROM
    CDC – Mental Health Basics – Mental Health
    www.cdc.gov/mentalhealth/basics.htm

    THAT NEED TO BE IN PLACE TO SUPPORT MENTAL HEALTH
    These include adequate housing, SAFE neighborhoods, equitable jobs and wages, quality education, and equity in access to quality health care.

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  • (2) Cantwell’s Gun Control

    PART (2) Mental Illness and Health?
    Senator Cantwell on Gun control and Mental Illness

    MENTAL HEALTH INDICATORS www.cdc.gov/mentalhealth/basics.htm

    In the health care and public health arena, more emphasis and resources have been devoted to screening, diagnosis, and treatment of mental illness than mental health. LITTLE HAS BEEN DONE TO PROTECT THE MENTAL HEALTH OF THOSE FREE OF MENTAL ILLNESS. Researchers suggest that there are indicators of mental health, representing three domains.6-8 These include the following:

    EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING
    such as perceived life satisfaction, happiness, cheerfulness, peacefulness.
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    MY COMMENT.ON emotional well-being

    LITTLE HAS BEEN DONE TO PROTECT THOSE WHO ARE FREE
    Constitutional Rights, Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness
    The Bill of Rights
    The Declaration of Independence
    PEACEFULNESS?
    With the 911 attack on the USA
    With over 10 years of WAR in the Middle East
    With domestic terrorists killing American’s in BOSTON?

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    PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING www.cdc.gov/mentalhealth/basics.htm

    such as self-acceptance, personal growth including openness to new experiences, optimism, hopefulness, purpose in life, CONTROL OF ONE’S ENVIRONMENT, spirituality, self-direction, and positive relationships.
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    MY COMMENT Psychological well-being?

    WHAT IS AN AMERICAN’S PURPOSE IN LIFE? LIBERTY?FREEDOM?HAPPINESS? HOPEFULNESS? AND OPTIMISM?

    CONTROL OF ONE’S ENVIRONMENT?
    HOW IS ONE TO CONTROL THEIR ENVIRONMENT?

    WHEN THE FEDERALLY LEGISLATED, APPOINTED, EPA RULES ARE IN TOTALITARIAN CONTROL OF EVERYONE’S ENVIRONMENT
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  • (1) Cantwell’s Gun Control

    PART (1) Senator Cantwell on Gun Control and Mental Illness
    of a (5) part series.

    Comments in response to Senator Cantwell email on Gun control and Mental Illness.

    From: Maria_Cantwell@cantwell.senate.gov [mailto:Maria_Cantwell@cantwell.senate.gov]
    Sent: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 12:00 PM

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    Cantwell’s email message on American’s mental illness is,
    WRONG – WRONG- WRONG ….. she reported…..
    “One in 17 Americans suffers from a seriously debilitating mental illness.”
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    FACT AS REPORTED CDC – Mental Health Basics – Mental Health
    17% OF U.S adults ARE IN THE OPTIMAL, BEST OF MENTAL HEALTH
    83% of U.S adults ARE NOT IN THE BEST OF MENTAL HEALTH
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    THIS IS THE REPORT FROM NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH.
    CDC – Mental Health Basics – Mental Health
    www.cdc.gov/mentalhealth/basics.htm
    Jul 1, 2011 – The term mental health is commonly used in reference to mental illness. … 17% of U.S adults are considered to be in a state of optimal mental health.2 … National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health, 1999.
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    OPTIMAL (definition added for emphasis ) BEST most desirable or favorable
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    www.cdc.gov/mentalhealth/basics.htm
    Mental Health Basics
    Related Links
    Mental Illness
    Burden of Mental Illness
    The term mental health is commonly used in reference to mental illness. However, knowledge in the field has progressed to a level that appropriately differentiates the two. Although mental health and mental illness are related, they represent different psychological states.

    Mental health is “a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.”1 It is estimated that only about 17% of U.S adults are considered to be in a state of optimal mental health.2 There is emerging evidence that positive mental health is associated with improved health outcomes.

    Mental illness is defined as “collectively all diagnosable mental disorders” or “health conditions that are characterized by alterations in thinking, mood, or behavior (or some combination thereof) associated with distress and/or impaired functioning.”2

    Depression is the most common type of mental illness, affecting more than 26% of the U.S. adult population.3 It has been estimated that by the year 2020, depression will be the second leading cause of disability throughout the world, trailing only ischemic heart disease.4
    Evidence has shown that mental disorders, especially depressive disorders, are strongly related to the occurrence, successful treatment, and course of many chronic diseases including diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, asthma, and obesity5 and many risk behaviors for chronic disease; such as, physical inactivity, smoking, excessive drinking, and insufficient sleep.