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  • U.S. Weather Modification Nov. 1966

    U.S. Weather Modification Nov. 1966

    WEATHER MODIFICATION ICAS Report No. 10a November 1966

    THIS IS A 97 PAGE U.S. GOVERNMENT DOCUMENT

    VIEW FULL DOCUMENT HERE —> http://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/documents/19680002906_1968002906.pdf

    snippets

    Over the past twenty years (from 1946?)  experiments have been conducted on

    weather modification, particularly on the effects of seedinq clouds with

    such materials as – silver iodide crystals.

    1966 There MUST be regulation and control of weather modification activities, especially as those activities increase in magnitude and frequency and become international in scope.

    1966 This is required ESPECIALLY TO PROVIDE A MECHANISM FOR PROTECTION AGAINST HARMFUL CONSEQUENCES OF WEATHER MODIFICATION ACTIVITY but also to permit valid experimentation

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    Documents like the one linked above and below need to be shown to those that continue to deny the ongoing climate engineering reality.

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    WEATHER MODIFICATION ICAS Report No. 10a November 1966

    A Recommended National Program In WEATHER MODIFICATION

    A Report to the Interdepartmental Committee for Atmospheric Sciences

    by Homer E. Newell

    Associate Administrator for Space Science and Application

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration Washington, D.C.

    Interdepartmental Committee for Atmospheric Sciences

    The gradually accumulating evidence of positive results from efforts at

    weather modification led the Committee on Atmospheric Sciences of the

    National Academy of Sciences, in November 1963, to appoint a Panel

    on Weather and Climate Modification “to undertake a deliberate and

    thoughtful review of the present status and activities in this field.

    On June 16, 1964, the Director of the National Science Foundation announced the

     appointment of a Special Commission on Weather Modification. in its review of the

    field, the Commission activated seven subgroups to study the physical, biological, statistical,

    social, international, legal and legislative, and administration and funding aspects of

    weather and climate modification.

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    This is the comment that prefaced the above.

    Dane Wigington
    geoengineeringwatch.org

    The document contained below is very damning and revealing, I located it in the NASA archives in late October of 2012. It should be a stark wake up call for any that still deny the existence of massive covert weather modification programs which are coordinated by various governments around the world.

    This file report outlines in great detail the existence of expanding US weather modification programs as far back as 1956, a full decade earlier than the date of the document in question. A “special commission” is outlined in this document to coordinate the multiple governmental agencies involved with US weather modification programs as well as independent contractors and universities which the report also mentions. It covers the “management” of international impacts, legal and social ramifications, species disruptions, biological consequences, etc.

    A rapidly increasing mountain of data makes ever more clear that almost none of us alive today have known completely natural weather. That massive covert government programs have been playing “God” with the biosphere for well over 60 years, perhaps even longer. In recent years the scope and scale of these devastating weather modification programs has been ramped up so much that the entire climate system and biosphere is now hanging in the balance.

    The lethal nature of the ongoing “geoengineering” programs can not be overstated. Life on our planet is in freefall for many reasons, but mathematically speaking climate engineering is the greatest assault of all against life on Earth.

    Documents like the one linked below need to be shown to those that continue to deny the ongoing climate engineering reality. With each passing day radical fluctuations in weather continue to accelerate as a direct result of the ongoing geoengineering insanity. Geoengineering must be brought into the light of day and to a halt. Those responsible for the climate engineering programs should be seen criminals that have participated in ecocide and genocide. The corporate media and the “meteorologists” that serve them must also be exposed FOR  THEIR PART IN HIDING THE AEROSOL SPRAYING ASSAULT from public veiw. Each and every one of us are needed to assist in the most critical effort to reach critical mass of awareness, lets make every day count in this battle.

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    APRIL 19, 2015 WHAT DID HAARP, THE US GOVERNMENT  ”HIGH FREQUENCY “ACTIVE AURORAL” RESEARCH PROGRAM” … DO TO OUR NATURAL WEATHER?

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    In 1966 There MUST be regulation and control of weather modification activities, especially as those activities increase in magnitude and frequency and become international in scope.

     In 1966 This is REQUIRED especially to provide A MECHANISM FOR PROTECTION AGAINST HARMFUL CONSEQUENCES OF WEATHER MODIFICATION ACTIVITY.

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     APRIL 19, 2015

    WHAT DID HAARP, THE US GOVERNMENT  ”HIGH FREQUENCY “ACTIVE AURORAL” RESEARCH PROGRAM” … DO TO OUR NATURAL WEATHER?

    Its purpose, intent, how long it was held secret? 

    WHAT WENT WRONG WITH HAARP?

    Why did the U.S.  government SHUT it down?

    WHERE THERE HARMFUL CONSEQUENCES OF WEATHER MODIFICATION ACTIVITY?

     1. What did HAARP do?

    2. Did HAARP change the humidity?

    3. Did HAARP change weather?

    4.Did HAARP change the climate?

    5. Did HAARP change the JET STREAM?

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    HAS THE U.S.  CONGRESS PROVIDED A MECHANISM FROM 1966 THRU 2015 FOR PROTECTION AGAINST HARMFUL CONSEQUENCES OF WEATHER MODIFICATION ACTIVITY?

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    HAARP

    The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program – NRL

    www.nrl.navy.mil/…technology

    United States Naval Research Laboratory

    Information Technology Division … We present a description of the major components of the HAARP Gakona Facility … of the value of THESE FREQUENCIES to the Navy for undersea applications. …. About NRL · Mission · History · Commanding Officer · Director of Research · Reserve Program · Inspector General · NRL Web Sites.

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     GOD FORBID THAT ANY AMERICAN CITIZEN COMPLAIN?

      Are they Crazy or WHAT?

    Thousands upon thousands, perhaps even millions? of worldwide observers, are and have been labeled as conspiracy theory nut cases, wearing tinfoil hats.. (don’t ever say the C word)

     Perhaps, the observers  of the spectacularly  changes in the visual sky images of jet streams and contrails, are just suffering from some visual mass hysteria.  And, those crazy people are Ignoring the overall increase in air traffic that has spectacularly changed the visual sky images of jet streams and contrails?

    And, What about those THESE FREQUENCIES to the Navy for undersea applications?

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    APRIL 19, 2015 WHAT DID HAARP,   “HIGH FREQUENCY “ACTIVE AURORAL” RESEARCH PROGRAM” … DO TO OUR NATURAL WEATHER?

    About that  “ACTIVE AURORAL” ?

    By definition, AURORAL REFERS TO THAT DISPLAY––you might describe it as a show of auroral light. The best known aurora is the aurora borealis, otherwise known as the northern lights.

    THE AURORA BOREALIS A NATURAL ELECTRICAL PHENOMENON characterized by the appearance of streamers of reddish or greenish light in the sky, usually near the northern or southern MAGNETIC pole.

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    APRIL 19, 2015 WHAT DID HAARP DO TO OUR “NATURAL” WEATHER?

     A rapidly increasing mountain of data makes ever more clear that ALMOST NONE OF US ALIVE TODAY HAVE KNOWN COMPLETELY NATURAL WEATHER.

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    ‘CLIMATE CHAOS’ IN 2015: Strange Events/Apocalyptic …

    investmentwatchblog.com/climate-chaos-in-2015-strange-eventsapocaly…

    Dec 15, 2014 – Warning: Strange weather events increasing around the world 2015 … Events/Apocalyptic Sounds Increasing Around The World (2014-15).

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     APRIL 19, 2015

      DID HAARP PLAY A PART IN DESTROYING OUR “NATURAL” WEATHER?

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    WOULD THIS HAVE BEEN THE REAL “NATURAL” WEATHER HORROR STORY?

    Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs)

    Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) reach Earth affecting planetary MAGNETICS, SPARKING GEOMAGNETIC STORMS, shifting ocean AND JET STREAM currents in the Pacific Ring of Fire, creating unusual and EXTREME GLOBAL WEATHER PATTERNS, creating unstoppable Earth changes, and affecting the behavior patterns of all sentient life forms.

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     Study finds more evidence for link between wavy jet stream …

    phys.org › Earth › Earth Sciences

    Phys.org

    Feb 18, 2015 – Francis and other researchers say the jet stream’s configuration was a key … This does not bode well for impacts of extreme weather and the … A CLEAR “ATMOSPHERIC” RESPONSE AND LINKING IT TO A PARTICULAR CAUSE MAY TAKE ANOTHER …

     Very wavy jet-stream patterns have been occurring more often since the 1990s, Francis says, and are now affecting weather around the northern hemisphere. This mid-February cold snap, for example, that has left millions of people waking up to below-zero and single-digit temperatures, might not be as deep as some southward dips, called troughs, in the jet stream. But the overall pattern has been around for weeks, and is also responsible for Boston’s record snowfall this winter and the worsening drought in western states.

    Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-02-evidence-link-wavy-jet-stream.html#jCp

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    A CLEAR ATMOSPHERIC RESPONSE AND LINKING IT TO A PARTICULAR CAUSE MAY TAKE ANOTHER …

    READING IN THE U.S. CONGRESS  OF THE A 97 PAGE U.S. GOVERNMENT DOCUMENT WEATHER MODIFICATION ICAS Report No. 10a November 1966

     VIEW FULL DOCUMENT HERE —> http://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/documents/19680002906_1968002906.pdf

    snippets

    Over the past twenty years (from 1946?)  experiments have been conducted on

    weather modification, particularly on the effects of seedinq clouds with

    such materials as – silver iodide crystals.

    1966 There MUST be regulation and control of weather modification activities, especially as those activities increase in magnitude and frequency and become international in scope.

     1966 This is required ESPECIALLY TO PROVIDE A MECHANISM FOR PROTECTION AGAINST HARMFUL CONSEQUENCES OF WEATHER MODIFICATION ACTIVITY but also to permit valid experimentation

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    IF YOU WANT TO READ MORE?

     The following is a huge file with many, many, comments, about naming, monitoring and tracking  those who dare to speak or write about the “C” word conspiracy theory.

    How many conspiracy theory nut cases? wearing tinfoil hats.. that said the “C” word?

     If you’ve got a few hours?

    And, are interested in about a thousand scientific studies on the chemical residue found on the ground.

    British Columbia Chemtrail Alert | Monitoring & tracking the …

    https://britishcolumbiachemtrailalert.wordpress.com/

    Feb 24, 2015 – The theory: The white streaks behind high-flying aircraft are not ….. ionospheric heaters such AS HAARP CAN ALTER THE JET STREAM, pulling down frigid ….. Brian had created what was called The Canadian Chemtrail Petition for ..

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    Let’s not forget about all of those, thousands upon thousands, perhaps even millions worldwide? including observers, in British Columbia,  and California, that have been labeled as conspiracy theory nut cases, wearing tinfoil hats.. (that said the “C” word)

    Perhaps, the observers  of the spectacularly  changes in the visual sky images of jet streams and contrails, are just suffering from SOME VISUAL MASS HYSTERIA.  And, those crazy people are Ignoring the overall increase in air traffic that has spectacularly changed the visual sky images of jet streams and contrails?

    And, What about those THESE FREQUENCIES to the Navy for undersea applications?

     


  • Forget About Draining the Swamp

    Forget About Draining the SWAMP

    The Government alligators have taken over WA STATE WETLANDS

    When you’re up to your butt in alligators, it’s easy to forget that the initial objective was to drain the swamp.

    (idiomatic) When performing a long and complex task, and when you’ve gotten utterly immersed in secondary and tertiary unexpected tangential subtasks, it’s easy to lose sight of the initial objective. This sort of distraction can be particularly problematic if the all-consuming subtask or sub-subtask is not, after all, particularly vital to the original, primary goal, but ends up sucking up time and resources (out of all proportion to its actual importance) only because it seems so urgent.
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    Wetland Program Plan (WPP)

    Final WPP Now Available

    In March 2015, Ecology and the Interagency Work Group finalized the state’s Wetland Program Plan. The plan is a strategic tool, developed and implemented by the state, to articulate what the state seeks to accomplish with the wetland program over time. A strategy is necessary for an effective program that protects wetlands and strives to meet the state’s goal of no net loss and an overall net gain in wetland resources.

    This plan is organized around six core elements: regulation, monitoring and assessment, voluntary restoration and protection, water quality standards, education and outreach, and sustainable financing. These elements are critical to the success of the program. This plan outlines work for a six-year timeframe and sets a longer-term vision for future actions.

    >More background information

    Download the Plan

    State Interagency Work Group

    Many agencies play a role in the protection and management of wetland resources in Washington State, in coordination with local governments and federal partners. Current state partners include the:

    Program Matrix

    During the development of the draft WPP, state agencies on the Interagency Work Group, as well as other agencies with a role in protecting and managing wetlands, were asked to identify aspects of their existing programs that fell within each of the EPA core elements.  The information was compiled into a wetland program matrix.  This matrix served as the baseline from which this plan was developed.

    >Download the Program Matrix

    If you have questions about an agency program, please contact the agency. If you have questions about the matrix in general or the Washington Wetland Program Plan, please contact the plan coordinator (see below).

    Update on Past Planning Efforts

    State Wetland Integration Strategy and Mitigation that Works Forum Report

    There were two major planning efforts in the past that provided direction and context for developing this plan: the State Wetland Integration Strategy (SWIS, 1994) and the Mitigation that Works Forum report (2008). These guiding documents have shaped the state’s wetland program and demonstrate the importance and value of long-term planning and agency coordination. We will be posting an overview of the recommendations and implementation actions of SWIS and the Making Mitigation Work Report on this web page. For each action, we will include an update on the status, current priority, and if and where it is included in the Wetland Program Plan action tables. In progress, please check back.

    Contact

    Susan Buis
    (360) 407-7653
    susan.buis@ecy.wa.gov

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    This is a major policy change especially with the NEW “all wet areas are connected” science synthesis proposed by EPA.

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    Meanwhile, the ABSOLUTE WETTEST PLACES IN THE CONTINENTAL United States are located in the Pacific Northwest, with Washington State’s Aberdeen Reservoir taking the top spot with an average yearly precipitation of 130.6 inches (3317mm).

    http://usatravel.about.com/od/Weather/ss/Wettest-Places-in-the-USA.htm

    SO? IF YOU LIVE IN WA STATE, THE  ABSOLUTELY WETTEST PLACES IN THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES? AND  YOU’VE GOT ALL OF YOUR MUD PUDDLES, CONNECTED TO ALL OF YOUR WETLANDS AND THEY ARE ALL CONNECTED TO ALL OF THE WET AREAS ON YOUR PRIVATE PROPERTY?

    WHEN ARE OUR WA STATE  ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES GOING TO START ACTING, REACTING AND OBJECTING TO THE FAIRNESS OF THE EPA WASHINGTON WETLAND PLAN FOR THE  ABSOLUTELY WETTEST PLACES IN THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES?

    Washington State Senate

    APPEARANCE OF FAIRNESS DOCTRINE — LIMITATIONS … 42.36.080, Disqualification based on doctrine — Time limitation for raising challenge. 42.36.

    • Municipal Research and Services Center

      Feb 5, 2015 – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), The Appearance of Fairness Doctrine in Washington State, MRSC Report no.11 Rev., April 2011.

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    SO? THE EPA FUNDED/GRANTED (taxpayer money) FOR THE WASHINGTON WETLAND PLAN?
    WHO IS GOING TO FUND THE ECONOMIC DISASTER THAT FOLLOWS?

    Washington State Wetland Program Plan – Access Washington

    https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/…/1406005.html
    WorkSource

    Washington State Wetland Program Plan … VIEW NOW: Acrobat PDF format (Number of pages: 115) (Publication Size: 4391KB) Core Elements Action Tables

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    Summary of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act

    Quick Links

    2 USC §1501 et seq (1995)

    The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA) was enacted to avoid imposing unfunded federal mandates on state, local, and tribal governments (SLTG), or the private sector. Most of UMRA’s provisions apply to proposed and final rules:

    • for which a general notice of proposed rule making was published, and
    • that include a Federal mandate that may result in the expenditure of funds by state, local, or tribal governments (SLTG), in the aggregate, or by the private sector of $100 million or more in any one year.

    If a rule meets these conditions, the agency must:

    • Prepare a written statement that includes:
      • the legal authority for the rule,
      • a cost-benefit assessment,
      • a description of the macro-economic effects, and
      • a summary of SLTG concerns and how they were addressed.
    • Consider a reasonable number of regulatory alternatives and select the least costly, least burdensome, or most cost-effective option that achieves the objectives of the rule, or explain why the agency did not make such a choice.
    • Consult with elected officers of SLTG (or their designated employees with authority to act on their behalf) to provide meaningful and timely input in the development of proposed rules containing significant federal intergovernmental mandates.

    Section 203 of UMRA applies to all regulatory requirements that might significantly or uniquely affect small governments. Before establishing a requirement that might significantly or uniquely affect small governments, §203 requires federal agencies to develop a plan to:

    • provide notice of the requirements to potentially affected small governments;
    • enable officials of small governments to provide meaningful and timely input for any proposal containing significant federal intergovernmental mandates; and
    • inform, educate, and advise small governments on compliance with the requirements.

     


  • SB 5916 A New “FEE” for All

    SB  5916 A New WA State Legislated “FEE” for All PRIVATE BUSINESSES

    Senate Bill 5916: Enacting the tourism marketing act
    Substitute offered in the Senate on April 2, 2015, replaces the North American Industry Classification System codes with specific descriptions of the businesses that comprise the tourism sectors that will be assessed annual fees.
    http://www.washingtonvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=168233

    THIS IS A ISSUE OF STATEWIDE CONCERN.

    IF YOU HAVE, OWN OR  RUN A PRIVATE BUSINESS IN WA STATE? 

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    The program, SENATE WAYS & MEANS for purposes of this subsection,

    “TAXABLE AMOUNT” MEANS THE GROSS INCOME OF THE BUSINESS as defined in  RCW 82.04.080 and GROSS INCOME as defined in RCW 82.16.010

    REMEMBER THIS NEW WA STATE  “FEE” FOR ALL BUSINESS’S IS NOT A TAX

    It’s just another RUSE  by WA State Legislators to take more local money from our local business’s, remove more money from our local economy  and give it to the WE’S WHO WANT

    THE FEES AND CHARGES IMPOSED IN THIS CHAPTER

    WILL BRING DIRECT BENEFITS TO THOSE PAYING THE FEES AND CHARGES?

     BY BRINGING MORE TOURISTS INTO THE STATE WHO WILL PATRONIZE THE PARTICIPATING BUSINESSES.

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    LOCAL BUSINESSES SUBJECT TO THE FEES? GET A PROMISE OF MORE TOURIST INCOME?

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    WHAT WA STATE LEGISLATION SB 5916  REALLY DOES WITH THE INCOME FROM THE LOCAL BUSINESS FEES $$$?

    THE WE’S WHO WANT MUST-SHALL GET THEIR SHARE  OF ALL INCOME RECEIVED.

     Please take the time to read the entire SB 5916.

    What WA state does with the $$$ is way down at the bottom. (it is an outrage)

     WITH WA STATE GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE?  ( A LEGISLATED ACT SB 5916) IN COLLECTING THESE FUNDS

     BY ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES SENATE BILL 5916: ENACTING THE TOURISM MARKETING ACT

    BY THE “AUTHORITY” MEANS THE “NEW”WASHINGTON TOURISM MARKETING AUTHORITY

     ALL INCOME RECEIVED from investment of the treasurer’s trust fund must be set aside in an account IN THE TREASURY TRUST FUND TO BE KNOWN AS THE INVESTMENT INCOME ACCOUNT.

    THE FOLLOWING ACCOUNTS AND FUNDS “MUST RECEIVE” THEIR PROPORTIONATE SHARE OF EARNINGS BASED UPON EACH ACCOUNT’S OR FUND’S.

    THE WE’S WHO WANT MUST-SHALL GET THEIR SHARE  OF ALL INCOME RECEIVED.

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    SPECIFIC DESCRIPTIONS OF THE BUSINESSES THAT COMPRISE THE TOURISM SECTORS THAT WILL BE ASSESSED ANNUAL FEES. based on their  “TAXABLE AMOUNT” MEANS THE GROSS INCOME OF THE BUSINESS

    “ASSESSED SECTORS” MEANS BUSINESSES IN ANY OF THE FOLLOWING INDUSTRY SECTORS:

    (a)LODGING;

     (b) FOOD SERVICE, ATTRACTIONS AND ENTERTAINMENT, RETAIL, TRANSPORTATION.

     ”Attractions and entertainment” means businesses whose primary business activity in this state is

    (a)Producing LIVE PRESENTATIONS INVOLVING THE PERFORMANCE OF ACTORS, ACTRESSES, SINGERS, DANCERS, MUSICAL GROUPS, OR OTHER PERFORMING ARTISTS;

    (b) Operating a professional or SEMIPROFESSIONAL TEAM OR CLUB PRIMARILY ENGAGED IN PARTICIPATING IN LIVE SPORTING EVENTS before a paying audience;

    (c)  Operating any kind of RACETRACK or the presenting or promoting of RACING EVENTS HELD AT A RACETRACK;

    (d) Organizing, promoting, or managing PERFORMING ARTS PRODUCTIONS; SPORTING EVENTS; and similar events, such as FAIRS, CONCERTS, AND FESTIVALS;

    (e) Representing or managing creative and PERFORMING ARTISTS, ATHLETES, ENTERTAINERS, or other public figures;

    (f) The preservation and EXHIBITION OF OBJECTS of historical, cultural, or educational value

     (g) The preservation and EXHIBITION OF SITES, BUILDINGS, FORTS, or communities that describe events or persons of particular historical Interest;

     (h)The preservation and EXHIBITION OF live plant or animal life displays;

     (i)The preservation and EXHIBITION OF natural areas or settings;

     (j)Operating an AMUSEMENT PARK, THEME PARK, WATER PARK, or similar facility;

     (k) Operating an AMUSEMENT ARCADE OR PARLOR, INCLUDING A BILLIARDS PARLOR;

     (l) Operating A GOLF COURSE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC;

     (m)Operating a DRIVING RANGE OR MINIATURE GOLF FACILITY;

     (n)Operating a DOWNHILL OR CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING AREA, INCLUDING OPERATING EQUIPMENT SUCH AS SKI LIFTS AND TOWS;

     (o) Acting as A TRAVEL AGENT OR TOUR OPERATOR taxable under RCW 82.04.260(5);

     (p) Engaging in the business of OPERATING CONTESTS OF CHANCE taxable under RCW 82.04.285;

     (q) OPERATING A “MARINA,” WHICH MEANS PROVIDING DOCKING OR STORAGE FACILITIES PRIMARILY OR EXCLUSIVELY FOR PLEASURE CRAFT OWNERS, WITH OR WITHOUT ANY RELATED ACTIVITIES, SUCH AS RETAILING FUEL AND MARINE SUPPLIES, AND REPAIRING, MAINTAINING, OR RENTING PLEASURE CRAFT.

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    THE PURPOSE OF THIS NEW WA STATE  “FEE” FOR ALL ON BUSINESS’S?

    THE PURPOSE OF THIS ACT IS TO ESTABLISH THE FRAMEWORK AND FUNDING FOR A STATEWIDE TOURISM MARKETING PROGRAM. 2SSB 5916 to have a structure that includes significant, stable, LONG-TERM FUNDING, and it should be implemented and managed by the tourism industry.

    THE SOURCE OF FUNDS SHOULD BE FROM MAJOR SECTORS OF THE TOURISM INDUSTRY WITH GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE IN COLLECTING THESE FUNDS IMPLEMENTED IN AN EXPEDITIOUS MANNER BY TOURISM PROFESSIONALS IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR.

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    SENATE BILL 5916 FUNDING FOR A STATEWIDE TOURISM MARKETING PROGRAM?

     

    BASED ON THE “MYTH” OF CLALLAM COUNTY INCREASED TOURISM?

    IS A widely held but MISTAKEN belief,
    IT IS Something that is fictitious or NONEXISTENT, but whose existence is widely believed in.
    IT IS A set of idealized or glamorized ideas and stories surrounding a particular phenomenon or CONCEPT.

    Behind My Back | Clallam County $$$ Prospectus

    www.behindmyback.org/2013/05/19/clallam-county-prospectus/

    May 19, 2013 – THE “MYTH” OF CLALLAM COUNTY INCREASED TOURISM When GAS and FERRY cost is OVER $100.

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    Senate Bill 5916: Enacting the tourism marketing act
    Substitute offered in the Senate on April 2, 2015, replaces the North American Industry Classification System codes with specific descriptions of the businesses that comprise the tourism sectors that will be assessed annual fees.
    http://www.washingtonvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=168233

    AN ACT Relating to tourism marketing; reenacting and amending RCW 43.79A.040; adding a new section to chapter 82.04 RCW; adding a new section to chapter 44.28 RCW; adding a new chapter to Title 43 RCW; adding a new chapter to Title 82 RCW; providing an effective date; providing an expiration date; and declaring an emergency.

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    IT’S COMPLICATED, YOU HAVE TO READ IT TO BELIEVE IT.

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    BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:

    NEW SECTION.

    Sec. 1. FINDINGS

    PURPOSE. (1)The legislature finds that the tourism industry is the fourth largest economic sector in the state of Washington. Since 2011 there have been no general funds committed to statewide tourism marketing and Washington is the only state without a state tourism office. Before 2011, the amount of funds appropriated to statewide tourism marketing were not significant and in fact, Washington ranked forty-eighth in state tourism funding. Washington has significant attractions and activities for tourists, including many natural outdoor assets that draw visitors to mountains, waterways, parks, and open spaces. THERE SHOULD BE A PROGRAM TO PUBLICIZE THESE ASSETS AND ACTIVITIES THAT IS IMPLEMENTED IN AN EXPEDITIOUS MANNER BY TOURISM PROFESSIONALS IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR.

    (2) The purpose of this act is to establish the framework and FUNDING FOR A STATEWIDE TOURISM MARKETING PROGRAM. The program needs S-2906.2

    SECOND SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL 5916

    State of Washington

    64th Legislature

    2015 Regular Session

    By Senate Ways & Means (originally sponsored by Senators Brown,

    Chase, Angel, Kohl-Welles, Hatfield, Benton, and McAuliffe)

    READ FIRST TIME 04/02/15.

    p. 1 2SSB 5916 to have a structure that includes significant, stable, long-term funding, and it should be implemented and managed by the tourism industry.

    The source of funds should be from major sectors of the tourism industry WITH GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE IN COLLECTING THESE FUNDS and providing accountability for their expenditure.

    THE FEES AND CHARGES IMPOSED IN THIS CHAPTER WILL BRING DIRECT BENEFITS TO THOSE PAYING THE FEES AND CHARGES BY BRINGING MORE TOURISTS INTO THE STATE WHO WILL PATRONIZE THE PARTICIPATING BUSINESSES.

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    The bottom line

    REMEMBER THIS NEW WA STATE  “FEE” FOR ALL PRIVATE BUSINESS’S IS NOT A TAX

    It’s just another RUSE  by WA State Legislators to take more local money from our local business’s, remove more money from our local economy  and GIVE IT TO THE WE’S WHO WANT

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    Behind My Back | Fee Fie Foe Fum

    www.behindmyback.org/2013/10/26/fee-fie-foe-fum/

    Oct 26, 2013 – “Fee-fi-fo-fum” is the first line of a historical quatrain famous for its use in the classic English fairy … http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fee-fie-foe-fum.

    REMEMBER A “FEE” IS NOT A TAX
    AND, A TOLL IS JUST A FEE
    AND, A SERVICE IS JUST ANOTHER FEE
    AND, A CHARGE IS JUST ANOTHER FEE
    AND, A FARE IS JUST ANOTHER FEE

    FEE FEE FIE FIE FOE FOE FUM…..

     


  • Living in Law-Law Land?

    Living in Law- Law Land?

    LIVING IN WA STATE LAW-LAW,  LA-LA LAND?

    Definition of LA-LA LAND from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, a euphoric dreamlike mental state DETACHED FROM THE HARSHER REALITIES OF LIFE.

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    WHO’S? LEGISLATING IN WA STATE  LAW- LAW, LA-LA  LAND?

    WOW, 107 LEGISLATORS /LAWMAKERS HAVE INTRODUCED 2,200 LAWMAKING MEASURES?

    The Washington State Legislature is a bicameral body with 49 members in the Senate and 98 members in the House of Representatives.

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    From: WashingtonVotes.org News <wavotes@wavotes.org>
    Date: Fri, Feb 13, 2015 at 3:32 PM

    On this 33rd day of this year’s 105-day legislative session, lawmakers have introduced more than 2,200 measures

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    WHO’S VOTING on more than 2,200 measures  IN LAW- LAW, LA-LA LAND?

    our  147 WA State elected representative (aka our 147 public servants)

    How many of the 147 legislators are  detached from the harsher realities of life, and legislating in a euphoric dreamlike mental state?

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    These 147 legislators took an oath of office, to UPHOLD THE CONSTITUTION,

     NOT TO “HOLD US UP”  

    by legislating and dumping more taxes and 2200 more lawmaking measures  on the already beleaguered WA STATE AMERICAN TAXPAYING CITIZENS.

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    How Stupid do these WA STATE  LAW- LAW, LA-LA  legislators  think we are?

    Do they think, American Citizens ARE SO Stupid, WE LACK COMPREHENSION  AND WE ARE TOO DUMB TO FIGURE OUT WHAT’S GOING ON?

    Behind My Back | By Hook or By Crook

    www.behindmyback.org/2013/10/16/by-hook-or-by-crook/

    Oct 16, 2013 – Suggestion number one is that ‘by hook or by crook‘ derives from the custom in mediaeval England of ALLOWING PEASANTS TO TAKE FROM …

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    Behind My Back | Fee Fie Foe Fum

    www.behindmyback.org/2013/10/26/fee-fie-foe-fum/

    Oct 26, 2013 – FEE, FEE? FIE, FIE? FOE, FOE? FUM? (By archaic definition and word origin) EVEN IN ARCHAIC … http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fee-fie-foe-fum.

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    ONE EXAMPLE (from an email)

    To a WA State Representative,

    You went on air and essentially referred to taxpayers of this state as children who need you to make decisions for them; that even when those decisions were unpopular, they were still the right decision.

    Your ill-spoken comments are offensive.  How dare you insinuate that you know better than the hard-working people of this state, what they need.  How dare you insinuate these people are children who need your guidance on what is best.  How insulting, how offensive, how demeaning.  You are obviously on a power trip that serves not one taxpayer of this state well.

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    How Stupid do these WA STATE  LAW- LAW, LA-LA  legislators  think we are?

    Do they think, American Citizens ARE SO Stupid, WE LACK COMPREHENSION  AND WE ARE TOO DUMB TO FIGURE OUT WHAT’S GOING ON?

    How Stupid ARE THESE WA STATE  LAW- LAW, LA-LA  legislators?  

    Full Definition of STUPID

    from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary

    slow of mind

    given to unintelligent decisions or acts

    acting in an unintelligent or careless manner

    lacking intelligence or reason

    dulled in feeling or sensation

    marked by or resulting from unreasoned thinking or acting

    lacking interest or point

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    How uninformed are the voters that voted for them, and elected them?

    HOW STUPID ARE THE WA STATE VOTERS THAT ELECTED THEM?

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    A full Synonym Discussion of STUPID

    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stupid

    stupid, dull, dense, crass, dumb, mean lacking in power to absorb ideas or impressions stupid implies a slow-witted or dazed state of mind that may be either congenital or temporary <stupid students just keeping the seats warm> <stupid with drink>.dull, suggests a slow or sluggish mind such as results from disease, depression, or shock <monotonous work that leaves the mind dull>. dense implies a thickheaded imperviousness to ideas <too dense to take a hint>. crass suggests a grossness of mind precluding discrimination or delicacy <a crass, materialistic people>. dumb, applies to an exasperating obtuseness or LACK OF COMPREHENSION <TOO DUMB TO FIGURE OUT WHAT’S GOING ON>.

     


  • Comments-Objections to PSNERP

    Comments-Objections to (PSNERP)

    I strongly oppose the Puget Sound Nearshore Ecosystem “RESTORATION” Project (PSNERP) and, in my opinion, it should be irrevocably terminated immediately.

    IT’S FEDERAL, IT’S STATE, IT’S OUR MONEY

    AND,  IT’S THE ENTIRE PUGET SOUND

    THE FOLLOWING ARE WRITTEN PUBLIC COMMENTS/OBJECTIONS ON PUGET SOUND NEARSHORE ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION PROJECT (PSNERP)

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    Subject: FW: Skagit CAPR Chapter: FW: submittal of PSNERP written comment

    From: Kathy Mitchell
    Date: Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 6:13 PM
    To: <nearshore@usace.army.mil>
    Subject: PSNERP Projects Comment

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    From: Roger Mitchell
    Sent: Thursday, January 08, 2015 2:56 PM
    To: Nearshore@usace.army.mil
    Subject: submittal of PSNERP written comment

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    Subject: FW: submittal For Clallam County of PSNERP written objection

    From: Pearl Rains Hewett
    Sent: Thursday, January 09, 2015
    To: Nearshore@usace.army.mil
    Subject: submittal of PSNERP Clallam County written objection

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    My PSNERP written public comments and objections PLUS…..

    The fact that these ideas were churned out by the Puget Sound Partnership and by the Envisioning people at OSU, is no surprise.

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    My written comment on the SHADY? history of the Puget Sound Partnership

    In May 2010, auditors found the partnership “circumvented state contracting laws, exceeded its purchasing authority and made unallowable purchases with public funds,” incurring “costs without clear public benefit.”

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    My written comments on RESTORATION….. period

    Behind My Back | RED FLAG WARNING Page 2

    www.behindmyback.org/category/red-flag-warning/page/2/

    Apr 9, 2014 – EPA RESTORATION OF PUGET SOUND … the cost of an unfunded WA STATE RESTORATION “RAIN TAX” TO CLEAN UP PUGET SOUND? ….. Goggle behindmyback.org for the full text of “Sue and Settle Sucks”

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    Behind My Back | The “RESTORATION” Shell Game

    www.behindmyback.org/2014/06/09/the-restoration-shell-game/

    Jun 9, 2014 – A highly convoluted GAME OF RESTORATION that is involving the … MANY NUTS CAN YOU GET UNDER ONE RESTORATION SHELL?

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    Behind My Back | $14.8 Billion for Restoration

    www.behindmyback.org/2014/06/10/14-8-billion-for-restoration/

    Jun 10, 2014 – http://apwa-wa.org/Uploads/CommitteeFiles/Stormwater/1110009.pdf … The “RESTORATION” Shell Game In the state of Maryland, their elected representatives, legislators, passed a $14.8 …. The “RESTORATIONShell Game.

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    Behind My Back | Bang for their buck? Restoration

    www.behindmyback.org/category/bang-for-their-buck-restoration/

    Dec 3, 2014 – www.behindmyback.org/2013/07/14/surfrider-foundation/ …… for planning, authorizing and implementing the RESTORATION SHELL GAME .

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    INDEED, while we’re RESTORING

    While we’re in the “RESTORATION” business I’d like a few things restored, too:

    Behind My Back | American Restoration of Law and Order

    www.behindmyback.org/2014/…/american-restoration-of-law-and-order/

    Jun 11, 2014 – American Restoration of Law and Order? OF OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO DOMESTIC TRANQUILITY IN AMERICA?

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    Behind My Back | Senate Hearings on EPA

    www.behindmyback.org/category/senate-hearings-on-epa/

    Sep 1, 2014 - GIVE “STATE’S SOVEREIGNTY” BACK TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA! … http://heartland.org/policy-documents/replacing-environmental-protection- ….. Is anyone in congress addressing the Restoration of “Law and …

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    THE HISTORY OF PUGET SOUND PARTNERSHIP 2007-2010

    read the complete text at

    Behind My Back | The Bad News On Kilmer

    www.behindmyback.org/2013/08/31/the-bad-news-on-kilmer/

    Aug 31, 2013 – US. Reps Kilmer and Heck promise to continue the work of Norm Dicks on behalf of WETLANDS, SHORELINES By ROB CARSON — Staff writer …

    “Everyone was scratching everyone’s back with this PUGET SOUND PARTNERSHIP,” said Republican state Sen. Mark Schoesler, who has been a vocal critic of the partnership. “They were banking on daddy Dicks to bring money home, and then his son squandered it.

    ”PUGET SOUND PARTNERSHIP” May 2010
    In May 2010, auditors found the partnership “circumvented state contracting laws, exceeded its purchasing authority and made unallowable purchases with public funds,” incurring “costs without clear public benefit.”

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    I Pearl Rains Hewett, submit and concur, with the following PSNERP Projects comments. ——————————————————————————————————

    From: Kathy Mitchell
    Date: Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 6:13 PM
    To: <nearshore@usace.army.mil>
    Subject: PSNERP Projects Comment

    C/O: Nancy C. Gleason

    USACOE

    CENWS-EN-ER

    POB 3755

    Seattle, WA 98124-3755

    nearshore@usace.army.mil

    The PSNERP projects, especially those for Skagit County, must be abandoned; the enormous waste of tax dollars for these ill-conceived and harmful projects to precious farmland under the guise of flimsy reasoning and faulty assumptions is wrong.

    The fact that the concept for these unneeded and unnecessary projects got this far, especially with such an outrageous price tag, is a disgrace. These proposed projects would necessarily cause ruination of thousands of acres farmland, and more than likely cause unforeseen and unintended consequences to those and adjacent lands.

    Furthermore, in my opinion, the fact that these ideas were churned out by the Puget Sound Partnership and by the Envisioning people at OSU, is no surprise; both groups are well known for their inferior, ideology-based recommendations rather than sound work based on pertinent, fact-based science, on appropriate field work, and on site-specific work.  Since when do they ‘know all’ and ‘see all’ about what restoration really means for areas they really know nothing about?  As a classically trained geologist, I do know that the land is in a constant state of flux and that these people’s notions of exactly what ‘snapshot in time’ to use as this golden state of restoration is laughable.  Do we go back 30 years?  Go back 300 years?  Go back 3,000 years?  Go back 3 Million years? Erosion, sedimentation, and associated processes are dynamic – the land will change over time.

    Finally, I am appalled and quite dismayed that the Army Corps of Engineers has had anything to do with this wasteful boondoggle.

    Sincerely,

    Kathy Mitchell

    1155 Chuckanut Ridge Drive

    Bow, WA 98232

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    From: Roger Mitchell
    Sent: Thursday, January 08, 2015 2:56 PM
    To: Nearshore@usace.army.mil
    Subject: submittal of PSNERP written comment

     

    Written Comment on Puget Sound Nearshore Ecosystem Restoration Project (PSNERP)

    Roger H. Mitchell, Bow, Washington

    I strongly oppose the Puget Sound Nearshore Ecosystem Restoration Project (PSNERP) and, in my opinion, it should be irrevocably terminated immediately.

    Opinion:

    The entire premise for PSNERP is scientifically flawed, ideologically driven, and just another veiled attempt to socially engineer and control the lives of private property owners. At it’s best, PSNERP is a government make-work program; at it’s worst PSNERP is merely another chapter in irresponsible environmentalism run amok.

    Procedurally, this proposed project has been seriously flawed. There are significant inconsistencies and discrepancies between pugetsoundnearshore.org’s website and the website at nws.usace.army.mil. Discrepancies include different numbers of affected acres and in cost projections. If the goal was to confuse the public then, for once, government has succeeded. Why are we just getting to comment now on something that has been proceeding for years ? Why and how are we now being “steamrollered” into supporting this proposal in what appears to be a predetermined outcome that, once gain, bears little resemblance to the “consent of the governed?

    The proposed project is at odds with RCW 36.70A – the Growth Management Act (GMA). PSNERP will cause destruction and loss of farmland and rural business that is contrary to GMA mandates.  Some ideologues have relentlessly made it more and more difficult for farmers to grow the crops that feed the rest of us. Why let PSNERP add to the decline of farmland, farming, and farmers ? Any PSNERP proposed project must show, in detail, how it complies with the GMA. Thus far, that demonstration of compliance has been disregarded, overlooked, or intentionally omitted in PSNERP proposals.

    Among the many problems with PSNERP and its many clones is that the instigators are never held accountable for their mistakes and failures. They play with other people’s money or, in this case, other people’s properties. Essentially they have no “skin in the game”. Ten years from now, when PSNERP has failed to do anything positive, and has had numerous, negative, unintended consequences, do you think the current PSNERPers are going to say, “Gee; I’m sorry ‘bout that PSNERP thing and wasting that Billion dollars. Do you want your refund in cash or a check ?”

    Actions:

    The EIS should be withdrawn. My preference would be to abandon this proposal and not waste another taxpayer dollar on it.

    There needs to be a true cost/benefit analysis. We’re talking about potential misappropriation and misapplication of taxpayer dollars. Without an honest cost benefit study, the public cannot properly determine whether the proposed project is acceptable or worthy of full funding, partial funding, or, my personal favorite, no funding at all.

    Let’s have a little chat about “restoration” and unanswered questions:

    re·store

    rəˈstôr/

    verb:  return (someone or something) to a former condition, place, or position.

    res·to·ra·tion

    ˌrestəˈrāSH(ə)n/

    noun:  the action of returning something to a former owner, place, or condition

    So, I ask you, where are the answers to the following “restoration” questions ?

    1.       Apparently there is a specific time and condition to which we should presumptively “restore”. How do we know that that chosen time and condition was, in fact, optimal or better in any way relative to the current time and condition ?

    2.       Who actually knows the details and dynamics of that presumptively chosen optimal time and condition to which PSNERPers would have us restore to from current conditions ?

    3.    Who gets to make the determination of what time and condition we are restoring to ?

    4.       Even if the PSNERP proposal could be determined to be either good or bad, who has decreed who has the authority to decide for all of the rest of us whether the proposal is good?

    5.       The issue is “restoration” projects; these projects do not exist in a vacuum — they affect other people, locations, and conditions as well. Worldviews, movements, and projects — these things all have consequences. What are PSNERP’s costs in resources (time & taxpayer dollars) and what other possible projects and programs will PSNERP preclude ?

    6.       What are the unintended consequences of the proposed PSNERP projects ? Forces result from interactions. The proposed PSNERP projects are interactive forces. Newton’s Third Law of Motions reminds us that For every action, there is an opposite and equal reaction. When you poke the balloon in one place it pops out in another. When PSNERP projects “poke” the balloon of status quo, what is going to pop out elsewhere as a result ?

    7.       Does anyone at PSNERP realize that the earth’s geology, biology, and ecology have been in a constant state of change since their very inceptions and will continue to change for infinity ? How incredibly arrogant, condescending, and egocentric of some to think they can determine exactly what is “best” in terms of time or condition for any of these dynamic, natural processes.

    8.       By what criteria has someone determined that current conditions are not “best” and has chosen the particular, proposed, “restore to” slice of time and conditions as better or optimal?

    9.       Purportedly, PSNERP is, like detrimental instream flow rules, all about salmon. Why are some people so wrapped up in attempting to “protect” one particular species (salmonids) to the detriment of others ? Who chose salmonids over other worthy species (including humans) who are left to compete, unassisted and unprotected, in the Darwinian battle with the rest of us ? We call it, “life”.

    PSNERP proposals have not provided good or acceptable answers to any of the above questions.

    Fallacies:

    PSNERP is yet another exercise in governmental fallacious reasoning. Fallacies can be divided into categories according to the epistemological factors that cause the error:

    The reasoning is invalid but is presented as if it were a valid argument

    • The argument has an unjustified premise
    • Some relevant evidence has been ignored or suppressed

     

    The PSNERP proposal has all of these fallacies. But, just be sure, PSNERP also has the types of fallacies listed below:

    False Dilemma

    A proposal that unfairly presents too few choices and then implies that a choice must be made among this short menu of choices

    False Cause

    Improperly concluding that one thing is a cause of another.

    Reversing Causation

    Drawing an improper conclusion about causation due to a causal assumption that reverses cause and effect.

    Unfalsifiability (Untestability)

    This error in explanation occurs when the explanation contains a claim that is not falsifiable, because there is no way to check on the claim. That is, there would be no way to show the claim to be false if it were false. There is no null hypothesis.

    And the environmentalist ideologue’s perennial favorite:

    Scare Tactic

    Terrorizing people in order to give them a reason for believing that you are correct.

    By the way, while we’re “restoring”:

    While we’re in the “restoration” business I’d like a few things restored, too:

    I’d like my inherent, natural property rights restored.

    • I’d like my pursuit of happiness restored by not being constantly barraged with yet another manic, trumped up, Chicken Little environmental “crisis” that needs to be “mitigated”.
    • I’d like my Washington State government restored to what the state’s founders intended in

    that calls for “consent of the governed”.

    Will it help if I ask nicely ?

    Please ! Stop wasting our time, money, and goodwill. PSNERP is wrong for many, may reasons; it should be irrevocably terminated immediately.

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    —– Original Message —–

    From:

    Sent: Friday, January 09, 2015 12:37 PM

    Subject: FW: Skagit CAPR Chapter: FW: submittal of PSNERP written comment

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  • The Enabling Act March 1933

    The Enabling Act March 1933

    ON 23 MARCH 1933, THE GERMAN REICHSTAG VOTED IN THE ENABLING ACT, ALLOWING ADOLF HITLER TO RIP UP THE CONSTITUTION.

    THE FORMAL TITLE FOR THE ENABLING ACT WAS

      THE ‘LAW TO REMEDY THE DISTRESS OF PEOPLE AND REICH’

    The Enabling Act was passed on March 23rd 1933. The act was to have huge consequences for the CITIZENS OF NAZI GERMANY

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    A Bill for the More General Diffusion of Knowledge (complete text below)

    THOSE ENTRUSTED WITH POWER HAVE, IN TIME, AND BY SLOW OPERATIONS, PERVERTED IT INTO TYRANNY

    and it is believed that the most effectual means of preventing this would be,  TO ILLUMINATE, AS FAR AS PRACTICABLE, THE MINDS OF THE PEOPLE AT LARGE, AND MORE ESPECIALLY TO GIVE THEM KNOWLEDGE OF THOSE FACTS

    WHICH HISTORY EXHIBITETH, THAT, POSSESSED THEREBY OF THE EXPERIENCE OF OTHER AGES AND COUNTRIES, THEY MAY BE ENABLED TO KNOW AMBITION UNDER ALL ITS SHAPES, AND PROMPT TO EXERT THEIR NATURAL POWERS TO DEFEAT ITS PURPOSES

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    The Enabling Act March 1933 – History Learning Site

    www.historylearningsite.co.uk › Modern World HistoryNazi Germany

    Mar 23, 1933 – The Enabling Act of March 1933 gave Adolf Hitler huge powers.

    THE ENABLING ACT ALLOWED HITLER TO RULE BY HIMSELF.

    - ON 23 MARCH 1933, THE GERMAN REICHSTAG VOTED IN THE ENABLING ACT, ALLOWING ADOLF HITLER TO RIP UP THE CONSTITUTION

    German constitutional law stated that any change to the constitution (and the Enabling Act was seen as a change to it) had to have a vote at which 66% of the Reichstag Deputies had to be present. Of these the vote needed to be 66% or over – not the usual bare majority.

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    THE SUBJECT OF EDUCATION

    As part of his work in revising the laws of Virginia during the late 1770s and early 1780s, Thomas Jefferson put forth a bill that has become one of his most enduring WORKS ON THE SUBJECT OF EDUCATION: BILL 79

    TO ILLUMINATE, AS FAR AS PRACTICABLE, THE MINDS OF THE PEOPLE AT LARGE, AND MORE ESPECIALLY TO GIVE THEM KNOWLEDGE OF THOSE FACTS

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    A BILL FOR THE MORE GENERAL DIFFUSION OF KNOWLEDGE

    THOMAS JEFFERSON (1779)

    SECTION I. Whereas it appeareth that however certain forms of government are better calculated than others to protect individuals in the free exercise of their natural rights,

     and are at the same time themselves better guarded against degeneracy,

    yet experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms,

    THOSE ENTRUSTED WITH POWER HAVE, IN TIME, AND BY SLOW OPERATIONS, PERVERTED IT INTO TYRANNY;

    AND IT IS BELIEVED THAT THE MOST EFFECTUAL MEANS OF PREVENTING THIS WOULD BE,

     TO ILLUMINATE, AS FAR AS PRACTICABLE, THE MINDS OF THE PEOPLE AT LARGE, AND MORE ESPECIALLY TO GIVE THEM KNOWLEDGE OF THOSE FACTS,

     WHICH HISTORY EXHIBITETH, THAT, POSSESSED THEREBY OF THE EXPERIENCE OF OTHER AGES AND COUNTRIES, THEY MAY BE ENABLED TO KNOW AMBITION UNDER ALL ITS SHAPES, AND PROMPT TO EXERT THEIR NATURAL POWERS TO DEFEAT ITS PURPOSES

    And whereas it is generally true that the people will be happiest whose laws are best, and are best administered, and that laws will be wisely formed, and honestly administered, in proportion as those who form and administer them are wise and honest; whence it becomes expedient for promoting the publick happiness that those persons,

     WHOM NATURE HATH ENDOWED WITH GENIUS AND VIRTUE, SHOULD BE RENDERED BY LIBERAL EDUCATION WORTHY TO RECEIVE, AND ABLE TO GUARD THE SACRED DEPOSIT OF THE RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES OF THEIR FELLOW CITIZENS, and that they should be called to that charge without regard to wealth, birth or other accidental condition or circumstance; BUT THE INDIGENCE OF THE GREATER NUMBER DISABLING THEM FROM SO EDUCATING, AT THEIR OWN EXPENCE,

    THOSE OF THEIR CHILDREN WHOM NATURE HATH FITLY FORMED AND DISPOSED TO BECOME USEFUL INSTRUMENTS FOR THE PUBLIC, IT IS BETTER THAT SUCH SHOULD BE SOUGHT FOR AND EDUCATED AT THE COMMON EXPENCE OF ALL,

    THAN THAT THE HAPPINESS OF ALL SHOULD BE CONFIDED TO THE WEAK OR WICKED:

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    THIS IS HOW WA STATE WORKS ON THE SUBJECT OF EDUCATION

    TO ILLUMINATE, AS FAR AS PRACTICABLE, THE MINDS OF THE PEOPLE AT LARGE, AND MORE ESPECIALLY TO GIVE THEM KNOWLEDGE OF THOSE FACTS

    Supreme Court finds Legislature in contempt on education …

    blogs.seattletimes.com/…/supreme-court-finds-legislatu…

    The Seattle Times

    Sep 11, 2014 – The Washington state Supreme Court is holding the Legislature IN CONTEMPT for not making enough progress toward fully funding public …

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    Read more on Public Education

    Behind My Back | The ENABLING ACT February 22, 1889

    www.behindmyback.org/2014/03/…/the-enabling-act-february-22-1889/

    Mar 9, 2014 – Through the Enabling Act, a specific acreage of land was endowed and is held in trust for each identified beneficiary. Revenues generated from …

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    A BILL FOR THE MORE GENERAL DIFFUSION OF KNOWLEDGE (continued)

    SECT. II. BE it therefore enacted by the General Assembly, that in every county within this commonwealth, there shall be chosen annually, by the electors qualified to vote for Delegates, three of the most honest and able men of their county, to be called the Aldermen of the county; and that the election of the said Aldermen shall be held at the same time and place, before the same persons, and notified and conducted in the same manner as by law is directed for the annual election of Delegates for the county.

    SECT. III. THE person before whom such election is holden shall certify to the court of the said county the names of the Aldermen chosen, in order that the same may be entered of record, and shall give notice of their election to the said Aldermen within a fortnight after such election.

    SECT. IV. THE said Aldermen on the first Monday in October, if it be fair, and if not, then on the next fair day, excluding Sunday, shall meet at the court-house of their county, and proceed to divide their said county into hundreds, bounding the same by water courses, mountains, or limits, to be run and marked, if they think necessary, by the county surveyor, and at the county expence, regulating the size of the said hundreds, according to the best of their discretion, so as that they may contain a convenient number of children to make up a school, and be of such convenient size that all the children within each hundred may daily attend the school to be established therein, distinguishing each hundred by a particular name; which division, with the names of the several hundreds, shall be returned to the court of the county and be entered of record, and shall remain unaltered until the increase or decrease of inhabitants shall render an alteration necessary, in the opinion of any succeeding Aldermen, and also in the opinion of the court of the county.

    SECT. V. THE electors aforesaid residing within every hundred shall meet on the third Monday in October after the first election of Aldermen, at such place, within their hundred, as the said ALDERMEN SHALL DIRECT, NOTICE THEREOF BEING PREVIOUSLY GIVEN TO THEM BY SUCH PERSON RESIDING WITHIN THE HUNDRED AS THE SAID ALDERMEN SHALL REQUIRE WHO IS HEREBY ENJOINED TO OBEY SUCH REQUISITION, ON PAIN OF BEING PUNISHED BY AMERCEMENT AND IMPRISONMENT. The electors being so assembled shall choose the most convenient place within their hundred for building a school-house. If two or more places, having a greater number of votes than any others, shall yet be equal between themselves, the Aldermen, or such of them as are not of the same hundred, on information thereof, shall decide between them. The said Aldermen shall forthwith proceed to have a school-house built at the said place, and shall see that the same be kept in repair, and, when necessary, that it be rebuilt; but whenever they shall think necessary that it be rebuilt, they shall give notice as before directed, to the electors of the hundred to meet at the said school-house, on such day as they shall appoint, to determine by vote, in the manner before directed, whether it shall be rebuilt at the same, or what other place in the hundred.

     

    SECT. VI. AT every of these SCHOOLS SHALL BE TAUGHT READING, WRITING, AND COMMON ARITHMETICK, and THE BOOKS WHICH SHALL BE USED THEREIN FOR INSTRUCTING THE CHILDREN TO READ SHALL BE SUCH AS WILL AT THE SAME TIME MAKE them acquainted with Graecian, Roman,

     ENGLISH, AND AMERICAN HISTORY.

     At these schools all the free children, male and female, resident within the respective hundred, shall be intitled to receive tuition gratis, for the term of three years, and as much longer, at their private expence, as their parents, guardians or friends, shall think proper.

     

    SECT. VII. OVER ten of these schools (or such other number nearest thereto, as the number of hundreds in the county will admit, without fractional divisions) an overseer shall be appointed annually by the Aldermen at their first meeting, eminent for his learning, integrity, and fidelity to the commonwealth, whose business and duty it shall be, from time to time, to appoint a teacher to each school, who shall give assurance of fidelity to the commonwealth, and to remove him as he shall see cause; to visit every school once in every half year at the least, to examine the schollars; see that any general plan of reading and instruction recommended by the visiters of William and Mary College shall be observed; and to superintend the conduct of the teacher in every thing relative to his school.

     

    SECT. VIII. EVERY teacher shall receive a salary of by the year, which, with the expences of building and repairing the school houses, shall be provided in such manner as other county expences are by law directed to be provided and shall also have his diet, lodging, and washing found him, to be levied in like manner, save only that such levy shall be on the inhabitants of each hundred for the board of their own teacher only.

     

    SECT. IX. AND in order that grammer schools may be rendered convenient to the youth in every part of the commonwealth, BE it farther enacted, that on the first Monday in November, after the first appointment of overseers for the hundred schools, if fair, and if not, then on the next fair day, excluding Sunday, after the hour of one in the afternoon, the said overseers appointed for the schools in the counties of Princess Ann, Norfolk, Nansemond and Isle-of-Wight, shall meet at Nansemond court house; those for the counties of Southampton, Sussex, Surry and Prince George, shall meet at Sussex court-house; those for the counties of Brunswick, Mecklenburg and Lunenburg, shall meet at Lunenburg court-house; those for the counties of Dinwiddie, Amelia and Chesterfield, shall meet at Chesterfield court-house; those for the counties of Powhatan, Cumberland, Goochland, Henrico and Hanover, shall meet at Henrico court-house; those for the counties of Prince Edward, Charlotte and Halifax, shall meet at Charlotte court-house; those for the counties of Henry, Pittsylvania and Bedford, shall meet at Pittsylvania court-house; those for the counties of Buckingham, Amherst, Albemarle and Fluvanna, shall meet at Albemarle court-house; those for the counties of Botetourt, Rockbridge, Montgomery, Washington and Kentucky, shall meet at Botetourt court-house; those for the counties of Augusta, Rockingham and Greenbrier, shall meet at Augusta court-house; those for the counties of Accomack and Northampton, shall meet at Accomack court-house; those for the counties of Elizabeth City, Warwick, York, Gloucester, James City, Charles City and New Kent, shall meet at James City court-house; those for the counties of Middlesex, Essex, King and Queen, King William and Caroline, shall meet at King and Queen court-house; those for the counties of Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond and Westmoreland, shall meet at Richmond court-house; those for the counties of King George, Stafford, Spotsylvania, Prince William and Fairfax, shall meet at Spotsylvania court-house; those for the counties of Loudoun and Fauquier, shall meet at Loudoun court-house; those for the counties of Culpeper, Orange and Louisa, shall meet at Orange court-house; those for the counties of Shenandoah and Frederick, shall meet at Frederick court-house; those for the counties of Hampshire and Berkeley, shall meet at Berkeley court house; and those for the counties of Yohogania, Monongalia and Ohio, shall meet at Monongalia court-house; and shall fix on such place in some one of the counties in their district as shall be most proper for situating a grammar school-house, endeavouring that the situation be as central as may be to the inhabitants of the said counties, that it be furnished with good water, convenient to plentiful supplies of provision and fuel, and more than all things that it be healthy. And if a majority of the overseers present should not concur in their choice of any one place proposed, the method of determining shall be as follows: If two places only were proposed, and the votes be divided, they shall decide between them by fair and equal lot; if more than two places were proposed, the question shall be put on those two which on the first division had the greater number of votes; or if no two places had a greater number of votes than the others, as where the votes shall have been equal between one or both of them and some other or others, then it shall be decided by fair and equal lot (unless it can be agreed by a majority of votes) which of the places having equal numbers shall be thrown out of the competition, so that the question shall be put on the remaining two, and if on this ultimate question the votes shall be equally divided, it shall then be decided finally by lot.

     

    SECT. X. THE said overseers having determined the place at which the grammer school for their district shall be built, shall forthwith (unless they can otherwise agree with the proprietors of the circumjacent lands as to location and price) make application to the clerk of the county in which the said house is to be situated, who shall thereupon issue a writ, in the nature of a writ of ad quod damnum, directed to the sheriff of the said county commanding him to summon and impannel twelve fit persons to meet at the place, so destined for the grammer school-house, on a certain day, to be named in the said writ, not less than five, nor more than ten, days from the date thereof; and also to give notice of the same to the proprietors and tenants of the lands to be viewed, if they be to be found within the county, and if not, then to their agents therein if any they have. Which freeholders shall be charged by the said sheriff impartially, and to the best of their skill and judgement to view the lands round about the said place, and to locate and circumscribe, by certain metes and bounds, one hundred acres thereof, having regard therein principally to the benefit and convenience of the said school, but respecting in some measure also the convenience of the said proprietors, and to value and appraise the same in so many several respective interests and estates therein. And after such location and appraisement so made, the said sheriff shall forthwith return the same under the hands and seals of the said jurors, together with the writ, to the clerk’s office of the said county and the right and property of the said proprietors and tenants in the said lands so circumscribed shall be immediately devested and be transferred to the commonwealth for the use of the said grammar school, in full and absolute dominion, any want of consent or disability to consent in the said owners or tenants notwithstanding. But it shall not be lawful for the said overseers so to situate the said grammar school-house, nor to the said jurors so to locate the said lands, as to include the mansion-house of the proprietor of the lands, nor the offices, curtilage, or garden, thereunto immediately belonging.

     

    SECT. XI. THE said overseers shall forthwith proceed to have a house of brick or stone, for the said grammar school, with necessary offices, built on the said lands, which grammer school-house shall contain a room for the school, a hall to dine in, four rooms for a master and usher, and ten or twelve lodging rooms for the scholars.

     

    SECT. XII. TO each of the said grammar schools shall be allowed out of the public treasury, the sum of pounds, out of which shall be paid by the Treasurer, on warrant from the Auditors, to the proprietors or tenants of the lands located, the value of their several interests as fixed by the jury, and the balance thereof shall be delivered to the said overseers to defray the expence of the said buildings.

     

    SECT. XIII. IN these grammar schools shall be taught the Latin and Greek languages, English grammar, geography, and the higher part of numerical arithmetick, to wit, vulgar and decimal fractions, and the extraction of the square and cube roots.

     

    SECT. XIV. A visiter from each county constituting the district shall be appointed, by the overseers, for the county, in the month of October annually, either from their own body or from their county at large, which visiters or the greater part of them, meeting together at the said grammar school on the first Monday in November, if fair, and if not, then on the next fair day, excluding Sunday, shall have power to choose their own Rector, who shall call and preside at future meetings, to employ from time to time a master, and if necessary, an usher, for the said school, to remove them at their will, and to settle the price of tuition to be paid by the scholars. They shall also visit the school twice in every year at the least, either together or separately at their discretion, examine the scholars, and see that any general plan of instruction recommended by the visiters of William and Mary College shall be observed. The said masters and ushers, before they enter on the execution of their office, shall give assurance of fidelity to the commonwealth.

     

    SECT. XV. A steward shall be employed, and removed at will by the master, on such wages as the visiters shall direct; which steward shall see to the procuring provisions, fuel, servants for cooking, waiting, house cleaning, washing, mending, and gardening on the most reasonable terms; the expence of which, together with the steward’s wages, shall be divided equally among all the scholars boarding either on the public or private expence. And the part of those who are on private expence, and also the price of their tuitions due to the master or usher, shall be paid quarterly by the respective scholars, their parents, or guardians, and shall be recoverable, if withheld, together with costs, on motion in any Court of Record, ten days notice thereof being previously given to the party, and a jury impannelled to try the issue joined, or enquire of the damages. The said steward shall also, under the direction of the visiters, see that the houses be kept in repair, and necessary enclosures be made and repaired, the accounts for which, shall, from time to time, be submitted to the Auditors, and on their warrant paid by the Treasurer.

     

    SECT. XVI. EVERY overseer of the hundred schools shall, in the month of September annually, after the most diligent and impartial examination and enquiry, appoint from among the boys who shall have been two years at the least at some one of the schools under his superintendance, and whose parents are too poor to give them farther education, some one of the best and most promising genius and disposition, to proceed to the grammar school of his district; which appointment shall be made in the court-house of the county, on the court day for that month, if fair, and if not, then on the next fair day, excluding Sunday, in the presence of the Aldermen, or two of them at the least, assembled on the bench for that purpose, the said overseer being previously sworn by them to make such appointment, without favor or affection, according to the best of his skill and judgment, and being interrogated by the said Aldermen, either on their own motion, or on suggestions from the parents, guardians, friends, or teachers of the children, competitors for such appointment; which teachers shall attend for the information of the Aldermen. On which interrogatories the said Aldermen, if they be not satisfied with the appointment proposed, shall have right to negative it; whereupon the said visiter may proceed to make a new appointment, and the said Aldermen again to interrogate and negative, and so toties quoties until an appointment be approved.

     

    SECT. XVII. EVERY boy so appointed shall be authorised to proceed to the grammar school of his district, there to be educated and boarded during such time as is hereafter limited; and his quota of the expences of the house together with a compensation to the master or usher for his tuition, at the rate of twenty dollars by the year, shall be paid by the Treasurer quarterly on warrant from the Auditors.

     

    SECT. XVIII. A visitation shall be held, for the purpose of probation, annually at the said grammar school on the last Monday in September, if fair, and if not, then on the next fair day, excluding Sunday, at which one third of the boys sent thither by appointment of the said overseers, and who shall have been there one year only, shall be discontinued as public foundationers, being those who, on the most diligent examination and enquiry, shall be thought to be of the least promising genius and disposition; and of those who shall have been there two years, all shall be discontinued, save one only the best in genius and disposition, who shall be at liberty to continue there four years longer on the public foundation, and shall thence forward be deemed a senior.

     

    SECT. XIX. THE visiters for the districts which, or any part of which, be southward and westward of James river, as known by that name, or by the names of Fluvanna and Jackson’s river, in every other year, to wit, at the probation meetings held in the years, distinguished in the Christian computation by odd numbers, and the visiters for all the other districts at their said meetings to be held in those years, distinguished by even numbers, after diligent examination and enquiry as before directed, shall chuse one among the said seniors, of the best learning and most hopeful genius and disposition, who shall be authorised by them to proceed to William and Mary College, there to be educated, boarded, and clothed, three years; the expence of which annually shall be paid by the Treasurer on warrant from the Auditors.

    The Bill was presented in the House of Delegates in 1778 and 1780, but was not passed; James Madison  presented the bill several more times to the state legislature while Jefferson was serving in Paris as Minister to France. A much-revised version was finally passed into law in 1796 as an “Act to Establish Public Schools.”

     

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    Read more on the history of Public Education

    The Beginnings of Public Education

    in Virginia, 1776-1860

    Source: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. Public Papers, Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia Library. http://etext.virginia.edu/jefferson/texts/

     


  • WA State Parks Sloppy Accounting

    WA State Parks Sloppy Accounting

    During fiscal 2013, State Parks had more than $34 million in revenues, of which $11.6 million was collected at the parks and $5.5 MILLION FROM SALES OF THE DISCOVER PASS.

    Now that money’s all gone? Unaccounted for?

    Oct. 9, 2014  AUDITOR: STATE PARKS MUST CORRECT “SLOPPY” ACCOUNTING METHODS

    By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press Published: Oct 9, 2014 at 11:01 AM PDT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission needs to do a better job of accounting for money spent on motor vehicle fuel and for its Discover Passes and other park revenues, the Washington State Auditor’s Office said Thursday.

    GOV. JAY INSLEE  must be held accountable

    And the WA State Legislators MUST DENY THIS.
    September 25, 2014  GOV. JAY INSLEE TO CONSIDER $100 MILLION PLAN TO FUND STATE PARKS

    BY Tim Haeck  on September 25, 2014

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    If WA State Parks can’t account for $34 MILLION with their SLOPPY ACCOUNTING METHODS?

    How could the ways and means committee even begin to consider giving WA State Parks another $100 MILLION?

    The WA State Legislator is accountable to the people in WA State, let them be accountable, for  the ” MUST CORRECT”,  WA STATE PARKS “SLOPPY” ACCOUNTING METHODS. Before another penny of “TAXPAYER MONEY” is appropriate by ANY  means, including  ANY increase in ANY TAX or PARK FEES.

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    Oct. 9, 2014  AUDITOR: STATE PARKS MUST CORRECT “SLOPPY” ACCOUNTING METHODS

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    DISCOVER PASSES, State Parks does not have written procedures to ensure the proper tracking of passes printed or distributed; does not maintain a daily log stating the number of passes sold; and does not reconcile the number of passes sold to deposit SLIPS TO ENSURE THAT ALL REVENUES WERE DEPOSITED.

    The audit also found that in collecting cash, the agency had no controls to ensure all funds collected through secured boxes were deposited; had only one person collecting cash from boxes at park locations; and did not consistently make deposits in a timely manner.

    That raised the danger that revenue collected could be misappropriated and that theft would not be quickly identified, the audit said.

    In another finding, the report said that, from July 2012 to July 2013, State Parks spent more than $1 million to purchase fuel, including $660,000 on individual fuel cards.

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    COMPLETE TEXT

    Auditor: State Parks must correct sloppy accounting methods

    By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press Published: Oct 9, 2014 at 11:01 AM PDT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission needs to do a better job of accounting for money spent on motor vehicle fuel and for its Discover Passes and other park revenues, the Washington State Auditor’s Office said Thursday.

    “The Commission must be able to account for its use of public funds and ensure its stewardship of the lands, waters and historic places entrusted to it,” Auditor Troy Kelley said in a press release.

    The auditor’s office criticized the handling of money generated by sales of the Discover Pass, which allows purchasers to access any state-managed park by paying an annual fee. This is the first audit since the Discover Pass was created.

    During fiscal 2013, State Parks had more than $34 million in revenues, of which $11.6 million was collected at the parks and $5.5 million from sales of the Discover Pass.

    The auditor’s office looked at financial procedures at a sample of seven state parks. It found that in relation to Discover Passes, State Parks does not have written procedures to ensure the proper tracking of passes printed or distributed; does not maintain a daily log stating the number of passes sold; and does not reconcile the number of passes sold to deposit slips to ensure that all revenues were deposited.

    The audit also found that in collecting cash, the agency had no controls to ensure all funds collected through secured boxes were deposited; had only one person collecting cash from boxes at park locations; and did not consistently make deposits in a timely manner.

    That raised the danger that revenue collected could be misappropriated and that theft would not be quickly identified, the audit said.

    State Parks concurred with the auditor’s finding, which both parties blamed in part on staff reductions in recent years. State Parks said it had requested funding for an internal auditor in its 2015 budget request, and had taken steps to ensure deposits were made within required time frames.

    State Parks has also started conducting reviews of financial activity in individual parks, and is assessing controls for cash receipts and sales of the Discover Pass.

    In another finding, the report said that, from July 2012 to July 2013, State Parks spent more than $1 million to purchase fuel, including $660,000 on individual fuel cards.

    But the agency has no written policies or procedures on the use of fuel cards; does not reconcile individual receipts kept by state park locations to the monthly fuel card statements; and does not compare vehicle usage and mileage logs to fuel card statements.

    The auditor’s office said the problems increase the risk that inappropriate use of fuel could occur and not be identified in a timely manner, making the commission vulnerable to misappropriation, misuse or loss.

    State Parks said it would accept the auditor’s recommendations to develop written policies on fuel card usage and reconcile monthly fuel card statements to individual receipts and mileage logs.

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    HOW MUCH INCOME FROM THE DISCOVERY PASS?

    The audit also found that in collecting cash, the agency had no controls to ensure all funds collected through secured boxes were deposited; had only one person collecting cash from boxes at park locations; and did not consistently make deposits in a timely manner.

    That raised the danger that revenue collected could be misappropriated and that theft would not be quickly identified, the audit said.

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    The auditors called  this “sloppy accounting”

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    DISCOVERY PASS INCOME?  

    State budget analyst and task force member Jim Cahill said THE DISCOVER PASS has helped, but hasn’t gotten them all the way there.

    “It has not fully replaced all of the funding that’s been lost during budget reductions in 2007-’09,” he said.

    The governor’s Blue Ribbon Task Force on Parks and Outdoor Recreation’s final report recommended three funding sources for parks including an excise tax on travel trailers and motor homes, diversion of money from a watercraft excise tax and a sales tax on bottled water.

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    Auditor: State Parks must correct sloppy accounting methods

    By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press Published: Oct 9, 2014 at 11:01 AM PDT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission needs to do a better job of accounting for money spent on motor vehicle fuel and FOR ITS DISCOVER PASSES AND OTHER PARK REVENUES, THE WASHINGTON STATE AUDITOR’S OFFICE SAID THURSDAY.

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    The auditors called  this “sloppy accounting”

    Is “sloppy accounting” an oxymoron?

    An oxymoron is a figure of speech that combines two contradictory terms. ..

     


  • PART (12) WOW Deprived of Our Use

    PART (12) WOW  Deprived of Our Use

    What happens?  when over 300 million American Citizens are DEPRIVED of the full use and enjoyment of every WILD National Park public land?

    IS THERE A PROBLEM?

    WITH RESTRICTED PUBLIC ACCESS, TO OVER 300 MILLION AMERICAN CITIZENS?

    THOSE 300 MILLION AMERICAN CITIZENS THAT ARE BEING DEPRIVED OF THE FULL USE, ENJOYMENT AND BENEFIT OF 109,511,966 “WILD” AKA “DESIGNATED WILDERNESS” ACRES OF NATIONAL PARK PUBLIC LAND IN 44 STATES, IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA?

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    WHAT’S THE  PROBLEM?

    We the American People have been DEPRIVED OF OUR USE and USED BY THE U.S. CONGRESS.

    CONGRESS HAS ABUSED US, BY DENYING “WE THE PEOPLE” OUR HISTORICALLY DOCUMENTED RIGHT TO THE USE OF PUBLIC LAND.

    CONGRESS HAS EXPANDED, EXPENDED, USED OUR MONEY, SPENT THEIR TIME, ENERGY, EFFORT

    LAYING DOWN FEDERAL LAWS THAT CONFLICT WITH AMERICAN SOVEREIGNTY

    TO FINANCE, GRANT, PROMOTE AND TO FULFILL THE GLOBAL NGO’S, THE UN AGENDA 21 AND TO REWILD AMERICA.

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    Indeed, the American People have been TAKEN by CONGRESS.

    INITIALLY TAKING? AND CREATING 9.1 MILLION ACRES OF WILD LANDS

    CONGRESS  has habitually USED their power to “WILD AMERICA’S NATIONAL PUBLIC PARKS PUBLIC LAND”

    TO TAKE, EXPAND AND EXPEND, USING OUR TAX DOLLARS,

    TO RESTRICT THE USE, BENEFIT AND ENJOYMENT OF   ’WE THE PEOPLE”  IN  757 WILDERNESS AREAS OF NATIONAL PUBLIC PARK LAND.

    NOW  IN 2014,  THE WILDING OF AMERICA PUBLIC LAND NOW TOTALS 109,511,966 ACRES IN 44 STATES.

    ALL DESIGNATED AS “WILD”  WILDERNESS NATIONAL PUBLIC PARK LAND

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    PROBLEMS WITH WILDERNESS?

    “WE THE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN USED” AND OUR $$$  HAS BEEN USED UP BY CONGRESS

    TAXPAYERS money or an amount of money, time, energy, effort, or some other resource, often UNTIL NONE IS LEFT.

    CONTROLLED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

    ENFORCED BY THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

    GRANTED  WITH TAXPAYERS $$$

    NGO’S THAT manipulate (CONGRESS) or exploit somebody (CONGRESS) to exploit or manipulate somebody

    THE U.S. CONGRESS WAS USED as a means to an end.

    THE U.S. CONGRESS USED  OUR $$$ TO FINANCE, GRANT AND PROMOTE,  TO FULFILL THE UN AGENDA 21, THE GLOBAL NGO’S  AND THE REWILDING OF  AMERICA.

    AND, “WE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE” WERE USED

    AS THE DEEP POCKETS TO FINANCE ALL OF IT.

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    OVER TWO YEARS OLD… HOW WILD IS THAT?

    An observation on “WILD” from Pearl Rains Hewett

    May 17, 2012 Pienpolitics.com/?p=9958 Federal gov & land grabs

    WILD OLYMPICS over 300 million are deprived the full use and enjoyment of the public land

    EVERY AMERICAN CITIZEN ( over 300 million) IS DEPRIVED IN EVERY WILD NATIONAL PARK

    AND ON EVERY WILD AND SCENIC RIVER.

    WILD OLYMPICS vs  OVER 300 MILLION AMERICAN CITIZENS DEPRIVED

    OF THE FULL USE AND ENJOYMENT OF OVER ONE MILLION ACRES OF PUBLIC LAND

    IN JUST THE OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK

    POPULATION OF UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  Source: U.S. Census Bureau

    311,591,917 Three hundred eleven million, five hundred ninty one thousand, nine hundred and seventeen

    What was the intent of Congress with regard to the full use and enjoyment of the public land, in the creation of Olympic National Park,  by the American People that own that public land?

    Due process of law when just a single citizen is deprived?

    What happens when over 300 million American Citizens are deprived of the full use and enjoyment of every WILD National Park public land?

    Pearl Rains Hewett

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    What was the intent of Congress with regard to the full use and enjoyment of the public land, in the creation of all National Park,  Parks created by the American People, of the people and for the people, that own that public land?

    INITIALLY FOR THE USE? AND BENEFIT? OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.

    USE by definition, employ something for purpose?

    TO THE BENEFIT OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE?

    BENEFIT by definition, SOMETHING THAT HAS A GOOD EFFECT OR PROMOTES WELL-BEING,  to give somebody or receive help, an advantage, or another benefit.  Put something into action or service for some purpose

     

     


  • Part 11 (WOW) Protest the ONP Celebration

    Part 11 (WOW) Protest the ONP Celebration

    WOW?  WHO WANTS TO PROTEST?

    THE WILDERNESS  ONP CELEBRATION?

    News Release  August 25, 2014 OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK TO CELEBRATE Fiftieth Anniversary of WILDERNESS ACT

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    WHY WOULD WE WANT TO PROTEST THIS?

    1944 “George, I should not tell you this, but THE LONG RANGE PLAN OF THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE IS TO TAKE THE WHOLE OLYMPIC PENINSULA OVER

     AND PUT IT IN THE OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK

     AND MOVE EVERYONE OFF THE OLYMPIC PENINSULA.”

     The  conversation that  the acting Olympic National Park Superintendent Preston Macy and had with my father George C. Rains Sr. in 1944.

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    PROTEST? OR CELEBRATE?  THE REAL 70 YEAR “LONG” RANGE WILDERNESS PLAN OF THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE 1944 TO AUGUST 25, 2014

    COME TO PROTEST THE REAL  NPS AND ONP  70 YEARS OF WILDERNESS TAKING ON THE OLYMPIC PENINSULA.

    BRING YOUR SIGNS.

    MAKE A LIST OF YOUR QUESTIONS.

    THIS IS  THE PERFECT  TIME TO COME AND PROTEST

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    WHO?  wants to celebrate the WILDERNESS? WILD OLYMPICS? and the WILD and scenic river ACT?

    INDEED, OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK TO CELEBRATE Fiftieth Anniversary of WILDERNESS ACT

    News Release  August 25, 2014

    FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

    WILDERNESS SPEAKER PANEL

    7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

    PENINSULA COLLEGE LITTLE THEATER

    Reception to follow in the Pirate Union Building

    A DIVERSE PANEL?  OF WILDERNESS SPEAKERS WILL SHARE THEIR PERSPECTIVES ON THE MEANING? AND VALUE of the first fifty years of the Wilderness Act and reflect on its relevancy for the next fifty years.  EACH SPEAKER WILL ALSO SHARE HIS OR HER PERSONAL CONNECTIONS TO THE OLYMPIC WILDERNESS.

     Speakers include noted Sequim author and poet Tim McNulty, Shelley Spalding, Great Old Broads for Wilderness board member,  National Park Service Pacific West Region Cultural Resources Director David Louter and Olympic National Park Wilderness Ranger Erin Reading.  Janine Ledford, Director of the Makah Cultural and Research Center and Frances Charles, Chairwoman of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe have also been invited.

    Superintendent Sarah Creachbaum will moderate the panel discussion. AUDIENCE QUESTIONS WILL BE ENCOURAGED?

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     NOW THE TIME  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2014 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

    FOR US TO SPEAK OF A WAR ON WILD AND KEEP OUR RIGHTS.

    COME TO PROTEST THE NPS 70 YEARS OF WILDERNESS TAKING

    BRING YOUR SIGNS..MAKE A LIST OF YOUR QUESTIONS.

    ASK YOUR QUESTIONS,  SHARE YOUR PERSONAL CONNECTIONS TO THE OLYMPIC WILDERNESS.

    HOW HAS THE ONP WILDERNESS AFFECTED THE ECONOMY OF THE OLYMPIC PENINSULA?

    HOW MUCH PUBLIC AND PRIVATE TIMBERLAND  HAS BEEN TAKEN?

     1992 THRU 2014 “THIS CONSPIRACY WILL NEVER END UNLESS YOU PEOPLE, PROPERTY OWNERS AND TAX PAYERS START FIGHTING BACK TO STOP THE CONSPIRACY AND THE TAKING OF ALL OUR PROPERTY ON THE OLYMPIC PENINSULA”

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    COME ON NOW… WE CAN DO IT.

    NORTH OLYMPIC TIMBER ACTION COMMITTEE NOTAC

    WILD OLYMPIC SCAM

    WFPA MEMBERS  WORKING FORESTS FOR WORKING FAMILIES

    IT IS OUR TIME TO SPEAK AND PROTEST AND  KEEP

    We are American citizens, we are private property owners, we are the stewards of our pristine forest land, it is our heritage, it is who we are and what we do, it is our way of life, it is our source of employment and income, it provides our shelter, the roof over our heads, food on our tables and heat from our hearth, indeed it has been  the  lot of our lives for many generations of local  families.

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    LET’S STOP WHINING – STOP THE  DISMAY- AND ACT ON IT- PROTEST!

    PROTEST by definition, complain or object strongly, express strong disapproval of or disagreement with something, complain or OBJECT PUBLICLY express strong opposition to or disapproval of something in the form of a public demonstration or other action

    And, TO THE DISMAY OF THE PEOPLE OF THE OLYMPIC PENINSULA  the National Park Service HAS TAKEN A MASSIVE AMOUNT OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE LAND AND TURNED IT INTO, WILDERNESS. And, THERE IS NO UP SIDE TO “WILD”.

     WE HAVE BEEN FILLED WITH ALARM, APPREHENSION AND DISTRESS FOR TOO MANY YEARS

    DISMAY by definition, to fill somebody with alarm, apprehension, or distress

    LET’S STOP WHINING – STOP THE  DISMAY- AND ACT ON IT- PROTEST!

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     IN 1992 MY DAD GEORGE C. RAINS SR. CALLED IT A CONSPIRACY

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

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    OTHERS IDENTIFIED  IT

    THE WILD OLYMPICS SCAM

    www.wildolympicsscam.com/

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

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    I CALLED IT A WAR

    THE WAR ON WILD  (10) WILD comments on my website.

    Part 1  (WOW) a War on Wild?

    Now is the time for many of us to speak of a War On Wild and keep our rights.

    Is it your time?

    We are American citizens, we are private property owners, we are the stewards of our pristine forest land, it is our heritage, it is who we are and what we do, it is our way of life, it is our source of employment and income, it provides our shelter, the roof over our heads, food on our tables and heat from our hearth, indeed it has been  the  lot of our lives for many generations of local  families.

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    THOSE WHO WANT TO PROTECT AND SUSTAIN CALLED IT

    WORKING FORESTS FOR WORKING FAMILIES

    www.wfpa.org/

    WFPA members are committed to advancing sustainable forestry in … acres, and 47% are working forests supporting jobs and families in rural communities.

    www.wfpa.org/news-and-resources/blog/

    4 days ago – One Voice For Working Forests …. there for decades, with different generations of the same families taking jobs at the local mill. ..

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    OTHERS TOOK ACTION

    NORTH OLYMPIC TIMBER ACTION COMMITTEE

    www.notac.org/north_olympic_peninsula_maps.html

    Media · WILD OLYMPICS · HISTORY · NOTAC Proposal · Original … The Olympic National Forest … notac © 2012 North Olympic Timber Action Committee. All Rights

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    THE ONP IS CELEBRATING THIS?

    1944 “THE LONG RANGE PLAN OF THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE IS TO TAKE THE WHOLE OLYMPIC PENINSULA OVER  AND PUT IT IN THE OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK  AND MOVE EVERYONE OFF THE OLYMPIC PENINSULA.”

     The proof of this LONG RANGE PLAN, conspiracy has and is being proven in the step by step acquisition of private and DNR land by the National Park Service, as this is being written and during the last 21 years from 1992 to 2013.

    The nine page summary includes some of the 48 year history of Clallam County from 1944 to 1992 and is his proof of the conspiracy.

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     THE ONP IS  “NOT”  CELEBRATING THIS?

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

    The referenced “Conspiracy” was exposed in a conversation at Sol Duc Hot Springs between the acting Olympic National Park Superintendent Preston Macy and my father George C. Rains Sr. in 1944.

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

    The proof of this conspiracy has and is being proven in the step by step acquisition of private and DNR land by the National Park Service, as this is being written and during the last 21 years from 1992 to 2013.

    The nine page summary includes some of the 48 year history of Clallam County from 1944 to 1992 and is his proof of the conspiracy.

    It’s a good read from a historical standpoint and a cautionary statement to the citizens of Clallam County. Could this happen to Clallam Country by imminent domain, isolation, regulation, restriction and/or economic starvation?

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    Added Aug. 26, 2014

    Could this happen to the entire Olympic Peninsula by imminent domain, isolation, regulation, restriction and/or economic starvation?

    Pearl Rains Hewett

     THE ONP IS CELEBRATING THIS?

    AS done, proposed or referenced in 1992 document

    FACTS ARE TROUBLESOME THINGS.

    Taking of private property and property rights

    Removal of Lake Mills Dam loss of flood control and electricity

    Removal of Glines Canyon Dam

    Eminent domain of Lake Crescent private property

    Taking of corridors on rivers and streams (200 foot?)

    Destroying the Olympic Hot Springs

    Elwha River Private recreational park destroyed

    The acquisition of Sol Duc Hot Springs
    Excessive fees and taxes
    Four Seasons
    Pacific Ocean Coast
    Lake Ozette
    Quinault River
    Lake Quinault
    Lake Mills property loss of fishing

    North West Marine Sanctuary
    56 miles of tidelands

    Million dollar sewer treatment plant
    Clallam County Roads around Lake Crescent
    Why the Lake Crescent property taken from Jack Olsen became the summer
    home of Chief Justice Douglas of the US Supreme Court?

    Lake Crescent purchase of 79.81 acres of land for $410,000.00
    Control of wetlands
    If you have read this far, and are interested in downloading the actual scanned document, please click here.
    ***

    I, GEORGE C. RAINS, SR., HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE AND ATTEST THAT

    THE ABOVE STATEMENTS ARE TRUE.

    STATE OF WASHINGTON  (County of Clallam )

    1992, before me appeared who signed the above of his own free will.

    Notary Public in and for the State of Washington; residing at Port Angeles

    More Public Information

    Originally on the Olympic Peninsula in the state of Washington was an area known

    as the Olympic National Monument containing some “500,000″ acres in the high country of the Olympic Peninsula.

    Around 1938 this monument was taken over by the National Park Service, creating

    the Olympic National Park.

    THE ONP IS CELEBRATING THIS?

    In the conspiracy since that time to take the whole Olympic Peninsula away from

    our people, the Olympic National Park has doubled in size to over one million acres or

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

    We have a bloated bureaucracy providing nothing, living off of our tax dollars and

    still continue to take away our property from us, with our own tax dollars.

    In furtherance of the National Park Service conspiracy to take over the entire

    Olympic Peninsula and make it one large park, I offer the following evidence as to what has already been done to expose that conspiracy.

    THE ONP IS CELEBRATING THIS?

    A complete land corridor taken over by the National Park Service bordering the

    Pacific Ocean from the south boundary of the Makah Indian Reservation south to the north boundary of the Quinault Indian Reservation. The purpose to completely take over this valuable ocean frontage to block out resort development, industry and private home frontage on the Pacific Ocean.

    Also to completely circle Lake Ozette with a land corridor on the Olympic

    THE ONP IS CELEBRATING THIS?

    Peninsula, thus preventing any resort development, industry or home sites by the public. In furtherance of their conspiracy of the National Park Service was the taking of a very wide corridor on each side of Quinault River from the park boundary in a southwesterly direction to the Quinault Indian Reservation.

    THE ONP IS CELEBRATING THIS?

    In furtherance of the National Park Service conspiracy is the taking of a very large

    area bordering Lake Quinault on the north side of that lake.

    Attempts are being made to grab land corridors on each side of the major rivers

    on the Olympic Peninsula. If they succeed here attempts will be made to grab land corridors on smaller streams on the Olympic Peninsula.

    THE ONP IS CELEBRATING THIS?

     

    A LAND GRAB of all the property around Mills Lake in Clallam County is part of the

    conspiracy plan.

    Page 2

    A GRAB OF PROPERTY around Lake Crescent is also part of that conspiracy.

    THE ONP IS CELEBRATING THIS?

    Seven Wilderness areas set aside on the Olympic Peninsula, six of which adjoin

    the Olympic National Park.

    WHY ARE THESE VAST AREAS NOT SET ASIDE AS SPOTTED OWL HABITAT?

    Wilderness areas listed below are:

    1. Buckhorn Wilderness Area #1

    2. Buckhorn Wilderness Area #2

    3. The Brothers Wilderness Area #3

    4. Mt. Skohomish Wilderness Area #4

    5. Wonder Mountain Wilderness #5

    6. Colonel Bob Wilderness Area #6

    7. Colonel Bob Wilderness Area #7

    THE ONP IS CELEBRATING THIS?

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

    George C. Rains

    THE ONP IS CELEBRATING THIS?

    Are the removal of the Lake Mills Dam and Aldwell Lake Dam part of the National

    Park Service conspiracy to later demand a wide corridor down each side of the Elwha River to the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and ultimately split Clallam County?

    THE ONP IS CELEBRATING THIS?

    Is the proposed Northwest Strait’s National Marine Sanctuary part of a master

    subversive plan by the Federal Government to encircle and isolate our Olympic

    Peninsula? Further domination and control seems to be their objective.

    Does it fit into the conspiracy to take the whole Olympic Peninsula over and make it one big national park.

    THE ONP IS CELEBRATING THIS?

    THE MOST RECENT LAND GRAB BY OUR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND THE NATIONAL PARK

    Service was the Fisher Property, east of Lake Crescent and bordering the Olympic

    National Park. Now this land will be added to the Olympic National Park.

    The purchase price of the 19.81 acres more or less was $4 10,000.

    A Question from 1992 How can a Federal Government of ours pay money for things like this when our government is many trillions of dollars in debt?

    George C. Rains

     

    Jack Del Guzzi, Joseph H. Lewis and I developed one of the finest recreational

    campground facilities the Elwha River area has ever known. We subdivided and developed it into campsites with underground electric power, water systems and good roads, and restroom facilities. In the course of our development I noticed a small breach through a narrow strip of land on the south end of the big island which is owned by the Park. I COULD FORESEE A LOT OF DAMAGE IF SOMETHING WAS NOT DONE TO PROTECT OUR PROPERTY BELOW and the Olympic Hot Springs road. I contacted Del Hur Industries to get an estimate on what it would cost to plug the breach and put a small rock dike to prevent further damage to our property and the road. After getting an estimate I contacted some Park people, and they would do nothing to help remedy the situation. I also offered to provide free of cost all the rip rap from our rock quarry on Little River.

    THE PROBLEM WAS IGNORED. Finally some time later the river came up high enlarging

    THE ONP IS CELEBRATING THIS?

    the breach, washing out a section of the Olympic Hot Springs road, and cut a channel through our development and took out our bridge.

    The Hot Springs road had to be rebuilt by moving it to higher ground up the hillside.

    At a later date when I was in the area after the road was rebuilt, I noticed men working with a drilling outfit on the east side of the new road.· Federal highway crews were doing the work and testing the fault area above the Hot Springs road. They informed me that if the rock dike was not built to keep the river in its original channel, more of that area east of the road would slip into the river. They informed me that the whole hillside for a great distance up the hill was nothing but fault ready to sink into the river if the problem was not corrected. To this day they have done nothing to remedy the threat and a good portion of

    our property was destroyed through their sheer negligence.

    THE ONP IS CELEBRATING THIS

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

    THE ONP IS CELEBRATING THIS?

    The Olympic Hot Springs was one of the first recreational facilities on the Olympic

    Peninsula. Originally built and maintained a long time ago by the Everett and Harry

    Schoefell family. Harry Schoefell was a very fine host. He liked people and people liked

    him. His resort business was very successful for many years. Long leases and plans could be made to maintain and improve his business.

    When the Olympic National Park put the squeeze on Harry Schoefell by giving a

    lease for only one year at a time. This put the squeeze on improvement programs and you had nothing certain to make improved facilities and maintenance work for in the future. I was told by Harry Schoefell that all he received in the end when the Olympic

    National Park took over his lease was $10,000.00 for all those years of work and for facilities

    left there.

    George C. Rains, Sr.

    October 8, 1992

    AND? THE ONP IS CELEBRATING ALL OF THIS?

     


  • (3) WA Parks -The We’s Who Want?

    (3) WA Parks -The We’s Who Want?

    WA STATE PARK APPROPRIATIONS

    Governor Inslee WANTS the blue ribbon task force on parks and outdoor recreation,

    that he appointed, to  FOCUS ON RECREATION AND TOURISM.

    I did attend the Aug. 19, 2014  committee meeting in Sequim, and I sat SILENTLY through the meeting from 1 P.M. TO 3 P.M. … TO 8 P.M.

    I was allowed, EXACTLY TWO MINUTES, to make my public comment at 7:50 P.M.

    I listened to what your 28 Appointed Committee member’s “WANT” for about seven hours.

    Rep. Tharinger  mentioned, that what you “WANT” to provide funding for recreation/tourism, and what you may actually get, could be significantly different.

    I do investigative, documented reporting on my website behindmyback.org.

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    Below you will find  an exchange of emails

    Sent: Sunday, April 21, 2013 10:43 AM

    —– Original Message —–
    From: Farber, Daniel (PARKS)
    To: pearl hewett ; Van De Wege, Rep. Kevin ; Tharinger, Steve ; Hargrove,Jim etc.

    Sent: Sunday, April 21, 2013 10:43 AM

    Subject: RE: WHO IS THE “WE” WHO WANTS? STATE PARKS APPROPRIATIONS

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    Continue reading, for the full text of my questions, comments and the exchanged emails

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    Posted April 21, 2013 Pearl Rains Hewett

    WA STATE PARK APPROPRIATIONS

    PUBLIC ACCESS AND APPROPRIATIONS FOR WA STATE PARKS

    Perhaps YOUR last public hearing opportunity on the topic of our request legislation and the Discover Pass is set for Monday, April 22, 2013 at 9 am before the House $$$$$ Appropriations Committee.

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    To: Daniel Farber, Director
    Policy and Intergovernmental Affairs
    Washington State Parks

    Daniel,

    I am a WA State Park VESTED Stakeholders
    This my comment on YOUR Policy and Intergovernmental Affairs Washington State Parks and YOUR requested $$$$ legislation.
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    Washington Wildlife Recreation Program (WWRP)
    The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program provides funding for a broad range of land protection and outdoor recreation, including park acquisition and development, habitat conservation, farmland preservation, and construction of outdoor recreation facilities.
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    MY COMMENT
    I find the title and description of the , WWRP program DISTURBING? It this WA park broad range of land protection, acquisition, development habitat, conservation program designed to provide outdoor recreation facilities for WILDLIFE?
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    Capital Budget (Doesn’t include a possible $5 – $10 million infusion for removal of fish passage blocking culverts)

    Governor Inlsee – $46.6 million (plus $8.3 million in WWRP Grants)
    House – $56.9 million (plus $7.9 million in WWRP Grants)
    Senate – $50.7 million (plus $3.3 million in WWRP Grants)
    Commission October Request – $67.8 million (plus $11.5 million in WWRP Grants)
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    Per Rep. VanDeWege, $20 MILLION SPENT for removal of fish passage blocking culverts this year.
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    MY COMMENT
    Last summer families in Port Angeles were putting up tents and camping in their back yards.

    The abysmal failure of the WA State Discover Pass? The cost, Families simply can’t afford to use WA State Parks.

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    *From: an online email comment that was forwarded to me (name removed)

    *Also if there is going to be a gas tax increase, NOVA needs its appropriate share.

    MY COMMENT
    Do you really think raising the gas tax and grabbing a piece of the pie, is the solution to increasing park attendance, for the jobless, working poor, economically starved people in Clallam County?

    MY COMMENT is the solution to providing free Public Viewing of WA State Parks just as a NOVA image on Television?
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    THIS IS WHAT WA State Park VESTED Stakeholders ARE UP AGAINST
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    *From: online email comment that was forwarded to me (name removed)

    *Sent: Friday, April 19, 2013 11:58 PM
    To: ‘bchw-public-lands-committee’ ; BCHWLegis@groupspaces.com
    Subject: FW: State Parks Legislative Report – April 19, 2013

    Bills regarding State Parks funding are coming fast and either moving or dying. The session is winding down. I am okay with SB5897 and SHB1935 (scheduled for public hearing on Monday).

    It is hard to state support for SHB1935 since it may be an entirely different bill when it is heard on Monday.

    This is the problem with these bills. They are amended on the spot in Committee with no prior review by the public so you may say you like a bill on minute but it is an entirely different bill the next.

    We still want $27million for State Parks from the General Fund, at least $60 million for WWRP (and no games with cherry picking projects), and no sweeps of NOVA. Also if there is going to be a gas tax increase, NOVA needs its appropriate share.

    Well one bill we supported passed both houses. Increasing the size of the Horse Park Authority. At least it is something!!
    *online email comment name removed
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    *Context : Politics Definition of CHERRY PICKING Added 4/21/13
    Exercising favoritism to benefit yourself or your argument.
    Context : Politics, Social Life
    Category: Metaphor
    Semantic: bias, slant
    Usage of “cherry pick”
    This is not fair. You have cherry picked your winners before the competition started.
    Both the political Left and Right cherry pick data to prove their points. Both sides are showing heavy bias.
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    From: Farber, Daniel (PARKS) [mailto:Daniel.Farber@PARKS.WA.GOV]
    Sent: Friday, April 19, 2013 10:50 AM
    To: Farber, Daniel (PARKS)
    Subject: State Parks Legislative Report – April 19, 2013

    Dear Park Stakeholders,

    For your information, below is the latest report to park staff of issues affecting State Parks in the legislature.

    Daniel
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    From: Farber, Daniel (PARKS)
    Sent: Friday, April 19, 2013 10:45 AM
    To: Parks DL All Employees
    Subject: Legislative Report – April 19, 2013

    Dear Colleagues,

    I want to provide you a brief update on legislative doings since last week’s report.

    A. The Discover Pass and Agency Request Legislation:

    There is no change on the status of SB5897, which combines four major state parks related elements:

    1.The core of our agency request legislation (SB5653) which works to expand partnerships, expand the role of the Park Foundation, and link us more soundly to cultural celebrations, ethnic heritage and the arts.
    2.Discover Pass reforms (SB5289) that formalize existing practice of not requiring/enforcing the Pass when accessing through DNR and WDFW lands. There is no such change on State Parks lands. The bill also allows for wholesaling of the pass, if all three agencies agree.
    3.Establishing a set of performance measurements for state parks, and a reporting function to the legislature.
    4. Provides $5 million per year funding from the litter tax for 4 years to state parks.

    The bill passed the Senate Ways and Means Committee and now sits in the Rules Committee.

    Perhaps the last public hearing opportunity on the topic of our request legislation and the Discover Pass is set for Monday, April 22 at 9 am before the House Appropriations Committee. SHB1935 is set as the first bill up for a public hearing in the House Hearing Room A. At this time we do not know or any amendatory language for that bill. But here is the most reasonable expectation:

    1 It will be similar to SB5897, however it is unlikely to include the litter tax provision.
    2.It may include some provision related to legislative oversight of the potential State Parks-Public Development Authority Co-Management at Fort Worden.
    B.Boating Safety

    SSB 5437 passed the Senate and the House, but in slightly different forms. It is now on the concurrence calendar in the Senate. The bill provides some law enforcement teeth when it comes to operating a boat while under the influence of intoxicating alcohol.

    C. Snowmobile Funding HB2002 has passed the House and now sits in Senate Ways and Means. It would increase fees for snowmobile registration and allow our Commission to set other fees; enabling funding and services to improve to historic levels.

    D. Horse Park Authority A bill to expand the Authority from 7 to 11 members passed both chambers and is scheduled to be signed by the Governor on Monday. Our Commission appoints members to the Authority Board, but has little other relationship to the organization.

    E. Budgets There are no differences to report from last week. The latest versions of the budget proposals are:

    Operating Budget (General Fund or Other Tax Supported Funding)
    Governor Inlsee – $23.7 million
    House – $23.7 million
    Senate – $16.4 million
    Commission October Request – $27.2 million

    Capital Budget (Doesn’t include a possible $5 – $10 million infusion for removal of fish passage blocking culverts)
    Governor Inlsee – $46.6 million (plus $8.3 million in WWRP Grants)
    House – $56.9 million (plus $7.9 million in WWRP Grants)
    Senate – $50.7 million (plus $3.3 million in WWRP Grants)
    Commission October Request – $67.8 million (plus $11.5 million in WWRP Grants)

    I hope you find this report helpful. Please let me know if you have questions or comments.

    Take care,

    Daniel

    Daniel Farber, Director
    Policy and Intergovernmental Affairs
    Washington State Parks
    P.O. Box 42650
    Olympia, Washington 98504-2650
    Tel: (360) 902-8504
    Mobile: (360) 701-5326
    FAX: (360) 586-6580
    E-mail: daniel.farber@parks.wa.gov

    This email and any responses may be subject to state public disclosure laws.
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    MY COMMENT
    Clallam County Salt Creek Recreation area is a popular FREE ON DEMAND summer refuge for poor working  families.
    Give the WA State parks back to the counties and provide employment for the local people.

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    It would increase fees for snowmobile registration and
    allow our Commission TO SET OTHER FEES

    This entry was posted in Diverting Our Tax Dollars, Public Access to Public Land, WA State Parks,

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    WA State Park Question?

    Posted on April 21, 2013

    Who is this “WE” who still wants? STATE PARKS APPROPRIATIONS?

    Indeed, I asked a simple question?

    just to be clear, the question remains unanswered?

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    RESPONSE
    —– Original Message —–
    From: Farber, Daniel (PARKS)
    To: pearl hewett ; Van De Wege, Rep. Kevin ; Tharinger, Steve ; Hargrove,Jim etc.

    Sent: Sunday, April 21, 2013 10:43 AM

    Subject: RE: WHO IS THE “WE” WHO WANTS? STATE PARKS APPROPRIATIONS

    All,

    My name below is listed from an email headline that I wrote to State Parks staff. But just to be clear, I wrote none of the content of the below email. State Parks is not the “we” referenced by Ms. Hewett.

    Daniel

    Daniel Farber, Director
    Policy and Intergovernmental Affairs
    Washington State Parks
    P.O. Box 42650
    Olympia, Washington 98504-2650
    Tel: (360) 902-8504
    Mobile: (360) 701-5326
    FAX: (360) 586-6580
    E-mail: daniel.farber@parks.wa.gov
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    FULL email TEXT INCLUDING QUESTION
    Perhaps YOUR last public hearing opportunity on the topic of our request legislation and the Discover Pass is set for Monday, April 22 at 9 am before the House $$$$$ Appropriations Committee.
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    BELOW, Who is this “WE” who still wants? It is not “WE THE PEOPLE”

    “We” still want $27 million for State Parks from the General Fund, at least $60 million for WWRP (and no games with cherry picking projects), and no sweeps of NOVA. Also if there is going to be a gas tax increase, NOVA needs its appropriate share.

    The same “WE” who wrote
    This is the problem with these bills. They are amended on the spot in Committee with no prior review by the public so you may say you like a bill on minute but it is an entirely different bill the next.

    Set for Monday, April 22, 2013 at 9 am before the House $$$$$ Appropriations Committee.
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    From: Farber, Daniel (PARKS)
    Sent: Friday, April 19, 2013 10:45 AM
    To: Parks DL All Employees
    Subject: Legislative Report – April 19, 2013
    Dear Colleagues,

    From: name removed email from the ”WE” who wants.

    Sent: Friday, April 19, 2013 11:58 PM
    To: ‘bchw-public-lands-committee’ ; BCHWLegis@groupspaces.com
    Subject: FW: State Parks Legislative Report – April 19, 2013

    Bills regarding State Parks funding are coming fast and either moving or dying. The session is winding down. I am okay with SB5897 and SHB1935 (scheduled for public hearing on Monday). It is hard to state support for SHB1935 since it may be an entirely different bill when it is heard on Monday. This is the problem with these bills. They are amended on the spot in Committee with no prior review by the public so you may say you like a bill on minute but it is an entirely different bill the next.

    We still want $27million for State Parks from the General Fund, at least $60 million for WWRP (and no games with cherry picking projects), and no sweeps of NOVA. Also if there is going to be a gas tax increase, NOVA needs its appropriate share.

    Well one bill we supported passed both houses. Increasing the size of the Horse Park Authority. At least it is something!!

    name removed email from the ”WE” who wants.
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    FOR CLARIFICATION
    Context : Politics Definition of CHERRY PICKING Added 4/21/13
    Exercising favoritism to benefit yourself or your argument.
    Context : Politics, Social Life
    Category: Metaphor
    Semantic: bias, slant
    Usage of “cherry pick”
    This is not fair. You have cherry picked your winners before the competition started.
    Both the political Left and Right cherry pick data to prove their points. Both sides are showing heavy bias
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    This entry was posted in Reasonable Man understanding, Public Access to Public Land, WA State Parks

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    If you bothered to read this far, I have a few closing comments.

    I listened to you, you gave me TWO MINUTES.

    Round and round and round the table, I listened to you , most members? FOCUSED on what they “WANT “. And, what you wanted was MORE TAXPAYER MONEY! for what YOU “WANT”.

    It took a comment from a WA Parks, Whidbey Islander before the word “AFFORDABLE”  RECREATION was mentioned.

    A question to the WA Parks Fort Wardener, how much does it cost? total?

    The answer? We don’t keep track of it?

    FOLLOW THE MONEY?  We don’t keep track of it?

    Rep. Tharanger’s response… basically was, some from here, some from a grant there, more here, more from matching funds there.

    Rep. Tharanger’s response and I quote “Part of the Game”.

    Really? Following Taxpayer money? keeping track of the total amounts? grants? matching funds?

    THE TAXPAYER’S $$$$ MONEY’S IS ALL GONE FOR WA STATE PARKS? RECREATION? TOURISM? AND THE MILLIONS OF $$$ FOR THE BACKLOG OF MAINTAINACE? AND REPAIRS?

    “Part of the Game?” As a vested WA State taxpayer, perhaps someone in Olympia, could forward a copy of the WA State legislated rules for this WA Parks taxpayer money Game?

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    Please visit my website for the

    The “RESTORATION” Shell Game

    A highly convoluted “GAME OF RESTORATION” that  is involving the sleight of many, many hands, in which hundreds of  inverted Federal agencies, WA State agencies, WAC’S and /or other NGO, NUTSHELLS are moved about, and hard working taxpayers must attempt to spot which is the one, of many thousands, with  NGO’S or other government agencies are underneath the “RESTORATION” plan.

    WOW!  HOW MANY NUTS CAN YOU GET UNDER ONE RESTORATION SHELL?

    “WE’RE RESPONSIBLE FOR BRINGING THE MORE THAN 600 PARTNERS TOGETHER, designing a unified plan, and making sure money is being spent efficiently, and our region is making progress,” SAYS GERRY O’KEEFE, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE PUGET SOUND PARTNERSHIP.

    To be continues….