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  • Michigan U.S.A. Female Genital Mutilation

    Michigan  U.S.A. Female Genital Mutilation

    Dr. Fakhruddin Attar, 53, and his wife, Farida Attar, 50, were arrested on charges of “conspiring to perform female genital mutilations on minor girls out of Fakhruddin Attar’s medical clinic,” authorities said Friday.

    For documentation read the 16 page criminal complaint below.

    As in the case of Dr. Nagarwala last week, the 16-page criminal complaint issued against Dr. Attar and his wife in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan Friday refers to “a particular religious and cultural community” without specifying that community. It is now believed that that community is the Dawoodi Bohra Muslim sect, whose world leader, Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, has called for the tradition to continue.

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    2nd doctor, wife arrested in genital mutilation case – Detroit News

    www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit…genital-mutilation/100741450/

    23 hours ago – Federal agents arrested a second doctor and his wife Friday in a widening conspiracy involving female genital mutilation and members of a …

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    A widening conspiracy in America? Two  7-year-old girls brought from Minnesota U.S.A. to Michigan U.S.A. for female genital mutilation.

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    Michigan is one of 26 states that have failed to enact laws against the practice.

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    Fortunately, in the United States we have the  law on our side. THIS CASE IS THE FIRST OF ITS KIND EVER PROSECUTED since FGM/C was first criminalized in 1996 in the United States.

    In 2013, the Transport for Female Genital Mutilation Act amended this law to forbid “Vacation Cutting,” the practice of taking a girl overseas for FGM/C.

    We must now modify this to include domestic travel for the same criminal purpose.

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    Federal officials launched an investigation after being tipped off that Nagarwala performed the procedure on two 7-year-old girls from Minnesota who were brought by their families to Michigan for the procedure, according to the complaint.

    Phone records and surveillance tapes linked the families of the girls to Nagarwala as well as both Fakhruddin and Farida Attar.

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    The United States designates female genital mutilation a federal crime (the literal butchering of a woman or  girl’s female genitalia) for good reason.

    18 U.S.C. 116 – Female genital mutilation

    https://www.gpo.gov/…/USCODE…title18/USCODE-2011-title18-partI-chap7-sec116

    Jan 3, 2012 – Title 18 – CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE PART I – CRIMES CHAPTER 7 – ASSAULT Sec. 116 – Female genital mutilation. Contains …

    Female genital mutilation … labia minora or clitoris of another person who has not attained the age of 18 years shall be fined under this title …

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    18 U.S.C. 371 – Conspiracy to commit offense or to defraud United States

    https://www.gpo.gov/…/USCODE…title18/USCODE-2011-title18-partI-chap19-sec37…

    Jan 3, 2012 – Title 18 – CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE PART I – CRIMES CHAPTER 19 – CONSPIRACY SEC. 371CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT OFFENSE AND 2 AIDING AND ABETTING

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    The couple allegedly “arranged and assisted” the procedures performed by Dr. Jumana Nagarwala, who was the first individual to be charged with violating federal law that bans the practice where part or all of the genitalia is removed.

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    FBI agents leave the office of Dr. Fakhruddin Attar at the Burhani Clinic in Livonia, Michigan on April 21. Clarence Tabb Jr. / The Detroit News via AP

    Attar, who owned the Burhani Medical Center in Livonia, Michigan, lent his medical office to Nagarwala to perform the procedure on girls, aged 6 to 9, while Farida Attar held their hands “to comfort them,” the complaint alleges.

    Federal officials launched an investigation after being tipped off that Nagarwala performed the procedure on two 7-year-old girls from Minnesota who were brought by their families to Michigan for the procedure, according to the complaint.

    Phone records and surveillance tapes linked the families of the girls to Nagarwala as well as both Fakhruddin and Farida Attar.

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    Another doctor, wife charged with female genital mutilation in Michigan

    www.chicagotribune.com/…/ct-detroit-female-genital-mutilation-case-20170421-story…

    18 hours ago – For the second time in a week, authorities have charged a Detroit area doctor with breaking a federal genital mutilation law.

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    2 more charged in Michigan genital mutilation investigation | Fox News

    www.foxnews.com/…/2-more-charged-in-michigan-genital-mutilation-investigation.htm…

    1 day ago – Two more people are charged in Detroit in an investigation of alleged genital mutilation of young girls in a Muslim sect.

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    Second Detroit Doctor Busted in Female Genital Mutilation Ring …

    www.breitbart.com/…/second-detroit-doctor-busted-in-female-genital-mutilation-ring/

    1 day ago – As in the case of Dr. Nagarwala last week, the 16page criminal complaint issued against Dr. Attar and his wife in the U.S. District Court for the …

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    IN AMERICA?

    And Now, Female Genital Mutilation Comes to America

    Last week, a doctor in Michigan was charged with performing genital mutilation on two of her young patients. That’s right—her patients.

    Qanta Ahmed

    Qanta Ahmed

    04.18.17 10:00 PM ET

    I was seeing my own patients in my New York office when I read the news that elsewhere in the United States, another woman physician, Dr. Jumana Nagarwala, was charged in federal court for performing female genital mutilation on two girls as young as 7 in a medical clinic in Livonia, Michigan, outside Detroit. Authorities suspect the Henry Ford Hospital emergency physician had been secretly performing these brutal procedures since 2005, impacting many more children. Henry Ford Hospital has placed the physician on administrative leave while she is on bail. (She is alleged to have performed these procedures at a clinic, not at a Ford facility.)

    As a physician in whom my patients place their trust, I am sickened. More importantly, I am enraged, and you should be too.

    The United States designates female genital mutilation a federal crime (the literal butchering of a woman or  girl’s female genitalia) for good reason. Tragically Michigan is one of 26 states that have failed to enact laws against the practice.

    Around the world, more than 200 million infants and girls are mutilated by female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C). Most are cut between infancy and age 15, but women up to age 49 have been thus mutilated. The World Health Organization defines four categories of (FGM/C): 1. clitirodectomy alone; 2. excision (of a considerably wide variation of female genital tissue); 3. infibulation—literally a form of “sealing” (excising the entire clitoris and labia and stitching together the edges of the vulva to prevent sexual intercourse).

    The fourth category is for those FGM/C victims who are mutilated beyond even the above classifications. Because most Americans reading this will have no knowledge or experience of FGM, let me make it clear: The most severe forms of FGM/C seal shut the introitus. All menstruation, sexual penetration, and childbirth becomes painful and rife with major complications. Women are left with urinary and fecal incontinence, and humiliating fistulas connecting the bowel to the urogenital system. Feces and urine emerge from the vagina, leaving the young woman or girl with a future permanently defined by pain, a sense of being unclean, lethal infections, even death.

    It’s all the more shocking that a female doctor would engage in such practices. As an American female physician myself and as a human rights defender, I demand that, if guilty, the doctor be prosecuted to the fullest extent with the harshest punishments, though a federal imprisonment of five years (the current maximum sentence) seems paltry in comparison to the crime.

    Without question, if found guilty the doctor in question must be stripped of her license to practice medicine permanently and be rendered a felon. Her alleged longstanding deception of parents (who claim they did not know, some reports suggest) and of the local medical community should also influence the severity of her punishment.

    Around the world, FGM/C procedures are universally performed for cultural reasons, and though they predate Islam, they have been tragically adopted by some Muslim communities. FGM/C is seen mostly among ethnic groups in over 30 African nations. Nine out of 10 women in Dijibouti, Egypt, Guinea, Mali, Northern Sudan, Sierra Leone, and Somalia have undergone FGM/C. Recently Indonesia has been found to have high prevalence of FGM despite a 2006 ban.

    Diaspora communities migrating to Western nations continue the practice where we encounter it for the first time. FGM/C is rising among migrants of Norway, Australia, Canada, Sweden, Switzerland, Britain, and the United States. Migrants, traveling with daughters on summer vacations to their native countries have the procedure performed at grave risk of infection, bleeding, and death when non-clinicians perform this procedure. School holidays thus become “The Cutting Season.”

    Among Muslim diaspora communities here in the U.S.—particularly in the Pacific Northwest among the Somali migrant community—FGM/C is performed “in the name of Islam,” disregarding the complete absence of a Quranic mandate on FGM/C. For the moment it seems the little girls involved in this case were taken from Minnesota to Michigan and therefore may be part of the Somali-American diaspora.

    Combating FGM/C in Muslim communities therefore is not an act of anti-Muslim xenophobia or “Islamophobia”: It is a defense of human rights and the duty of every American to stop. The practice of FGM/C is not religious freedom. It is child abuse and criminal physical assault nothing short of dismemberment.

    Tragically, these gruesome FGM/C assaults performed at the insistence of culturally indoctrinated mothers and grandmothers on their daughters impacting millions globally. Thus, women (often themselves victims of FGM/C) perpetuate violence on women and girls. Families demand mutilation of girls and women for the preservation of “familial honor.” The 2014 documentary Honor Diaries (for which I was interviewed) examined honor violence directed against women whereby women are maimed and/or killed for the preservation of familial honor in cultures where women are mere empty vessels for containment of familial honor. Female genital mutilation is a form of honor violence.

    These girls can never be made whole again. At age 7, years away from their own sexual knowledge, denied an intact clitoris, they will never experience sexual gratification as consenting women. Yes, they may be able to have babies, but their pregnancies, labor, and deliveries will be high-risk because of the profound anatomic destruction to the birth canal. And this is not even accounting for the incredible psychological injury they will come to experience.

    Fortunately, in the United States we have the law on our side. This case is the first of its kind ever prosecuted since FGM/C was first criminalized in 1996 in the United States. In 2013, the Transport for Female Genital Mutilation Act amended this law to forbid “Vacation Cutting,” the practice of taking a girl overseas for FGM/C. We must now modify this to include domestic travel for the same criminal purpose.

    Though federal law is overarching, all states must also criminalize this practice and its related activities enabling both state and federal governments to target both medical institutions and practitioners with heavy penalties for such activities including permanent rescinding of any and all medical licenses and, I believe, any access to children. Tell them plainly: When it comes to FGM/C, as Americans we say, “cut it the hell out.”

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/04/19/and-now-female-genital-mutilation-comes-to-america.html

    And Now, Female Genital Mutilation Comes to America – The Daily Beast

    www.thedailybeast.com/…/and-now-female-genital-mutilation-comes-to-america.html

    4 days ago – Tragically Michigan is one of 26 states that have failed to enact laws … will have no knowledge or experience of FGM, let me make it clear:

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    This is how bad it was in 2013.

    Let’s push our Representatives to ban in all 50 states.

    How many immigrant women and girls are at risk in America now,  APR 22, 2017?
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    WHEN ARE THE STUPID PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRATS GOING TO WAKE UP TO THE BARBARIC IMMIGRATION ISSUES COMING INTO AND BEING DONE IN AMERICA?
    I know, let’s give them sanctuary cities, so they can do their stuff in private.
    Don’t get me started on that!
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    23 hours agoFederal agents arrested a second doctor and his wife Friday Apr 21, 2017, in a widening conspiracy involving female genital mutilation and members of a …

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    A widening conspiracy in America? Two  7-year-old girls brought from Minnesota U.S.A. to Michigan U.S.A. for female genital mutilation.

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    The bottom line
    What will it take to get you started?

  • WA State DOE Environmental Justice WAC

    WA State DOE Environmental Justice WAC

    Regarding proposed WA State  Chapter 173-321 WAC

    WHAT IS VAGUENESS AND OVERBREADTH?

    RELATED TO THE OVERBREADTH DOCTRINE IS THE DOCTRINE OF VAGUENESS. THE VAGUENESS DOCTRINE, AN ASPECT OF THE DUE PROCESS REQUIREMENT OF NOTICE, HOLDS THAT A LAW IS FACIALLY INVALID IF PERSONS OF “COMMON INTELLIGENCE MUST NECESSARILY GUESS AS AT ITS MEANING AND DIFFER AS TO ITS APPLICATION.”

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    SO WHAT ABOUT THIS WA STATE WAC?

     IS IT FACIALLY INVALID IF PERSONS OF “COMMON INTELLIGENCE MUST NECESSARILY GUESS AS AT ITS MEANING AND DIFFER AS TO ITS APPLICATION?

     AS USUAL YOU HAVE TO READ 173-321 WAC, PUBLIC PARTICIPATION GRANTS TO FIND OUT WHAT’S IN IT!

    MISLEADING TO SAY THE LEAST” I read it, the full text is below.

     For more information:

    http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/swfa/rules/wac173321/1613ov.html

    ECOLOGY’S Introduction

    Under Chapter 70.105D RCW, Ecology administers a program for GRANTS TO

     “PERSONS WHO MAY BE ADVERSELY AFFECTED BY A RELEASE OR THREATENED RELEASE OF A HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE AND NOT-FOR-PROFIT PUBLIC INTEREST GROUPS”.

    Grants are used to “facilitate public participation in the investigation and remediation of a release OR THREATENED RELEASE OF A HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE and to implement the state’s solid and hazardous waste management priorities.”

    Scope of rulemaking
    WA STATE DEPT OF ECOLOGY (DOE) PROPOSES TO:

    • REVISE PROGRAM PRIORITIES TO INCLUDE ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE
    • Revise eligibility requirements
    • Clarify the criteria used to evaluate applications
    • Revise eligible costs
    • Develop a method for renewing grants annually per Chapter 70.105D RCW
    • Streamline the grant application and evaluation process to increase consistency, transparency, objectivity, and efficiency
    • Revise the grant application process to authorize electronic submittals
    • Update grant administration requirements
    • Align Chapter 173-321 WAC to current program needs.

    Added for clarity…

    CHAPTER 173-321 WAC

    PUBLIC PARTICIPATION GRANTS

    Complete Chapter

    WAC Sections

    173-321-010

    Purpose and authority.

    173-321-020

    Definitions.

    173-321-030

    Relationship to other legislation and administrative rules.

    173-321-040

    Applicant eligibility.

    173-321-050

    Application evaluation criteria.

    173-321-060

    Eligible project costs.

    173-321-070

    Grant funding.

    173-321-080

    Grant administration.

    WAC 173-321-060

    Eligible project costs.

    (1) ELIGIBLE PROJECT COSTS FOR SUBSTANCE RELEASE GRANTS SHALL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:

    (A) HIRING TECHNICAL ASSISTANTS TO REVIEW AND INTERPRET DOCUMENTS;

    (b) PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT and public education activities;

    (C) REVIEWING SPECIFIC PLANS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL TESTING AND ANALYSIS, REVIEWING REPORTS SUMMARIZING THE RESULTS OF SUCH PLANS AND MAKING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MODIFICATIONS TO SUCH PLANS.

    (D) EXPENDABLE PERSONAL PROPERTY;

    (E) OTHER PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ACTIVITIES AS DETERMINED BY THE DEPARTMENT ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS.

    (2) ELIGIBLE PROJECT COSTS FOR WASTE MANAGEMENT

     PRIORITY GRANTS SHALL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:

    (a) Assisting in DEVELOPING AND IMPLEMENTING PROGRAMS that promote or improve state or local solid or hazardous waste management plans;

    (b) Assisting in developing programs or activities that promote and are consistent with the state solid or hazardous waste management priorities;

    (C) EXPENDABLE PERSONAL PROPERTY;

    (D) OTHER PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ACTIVITIES AS DETERMINED BY THE DEPARTMENT ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS.

    (3) Ineligible projects and grant costs shall include but not be limited to:

    (a) Independently collecting or analyzing samples at facility sites;

    (B) HIRING ATTORNEYS FOR LEGAL ACTIONS AGAINST POTENTIALLY LIABLE PERSONS, FACILITY OWNERS, OR THE DEPARTMENT. APPLICANTS WHO RECEIVE A GRANT AWARD SHALL NOTIFY THE DEPARTMENT IF LEGAL ACTION IS INTENDED OR TAKEN ON THE SUBJECT OF THE GRANT PROJECT OR APPLICATION;

    (C) LEGISLATIVE LOBBYING ACTIVITIES;

    (d) Real property;

    (e) Nonexpendable personal property.

    [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.105D RCW. WSR 01-05-024 (Order 97-09A), § 173-321-060, filed 2/12/01, effective 3/15/01. Statutory Authority: 1989 c 2. WSR 89-21-072 (Order 89-26), § 173-321-060, filed 10/17/89, effective 11/17/89.]

    To join or leave ECOLOGY-WAC-TRACK click here:

    http://listserv.wa.gov/cgi-bin/wa?A0=ECOLOGY-WAC-TRACK

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    Why does WA State DOE need an Environmental Justice WAC?

    WAC, WAC, WAC, ECOLOGY’S HISTORIC POLICY OF REDUNDANT DUPLICITY

    Environmental Justice | US EPA

    https://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice

    Environmental justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income, with respect to the development, implementation, and ENFORCEMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS, REGULATIONS, AND POLICIES.

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    Chapter 173-321 WAC
    Public Participation Grants

    Overview

    Introduction

    Under Chapter 70.105D RCW, Ecology administers a program for grants to “persons who may be adversely affected by a release or threatened release of a hazardous substance and not-for-profit public interest groups”. Grants are used to “facilitate public participation in the investigation and remediation of a release or threatened release of a hazardous substance and to implement the state’s solid and hazardous waste management priorities.”

    Why are we doing this rulemaking?
    In 2016, Ecology obtained an independent audit of our Public Participation Grants program. The current application process for the grants requires a significant amount of time and agency resources to establish applicant eligibility and award the grants. Changes Ecology is proposing are either specific audit recommendations or based on the agency’s experiences implementing the program.

    Input from past grant recipients and other stakeholders also indicated a need to increase the emphasis the PPG program places in reaching disadvantaged communities adversely affected by toxic contamination and cleanup work. Updating the rule now will allow us to apply these changes to grants awarded in the 2017-19 biennium.

    Scope of rulemaking
    Ecology proposes to:

    • Revise program priorities to include environmental justice
    • Revise eligibility requirements
    • Clarify the criteria used to evaluate applications
    • Revise eligible costs
    • Develop a method for renewing grants annually per Chapter 70.105D RCW
    • Streamline the grant application and evaluation process to increase consistency, transparency, objectivity, and efficiency
    • Revise the grant application process to authorize electronic submittals
    • Update grant administration requirements
    • Align Chapter 173-321 WAC to current program needs.

    Ecology will periodically update these web pages to provide up-to-date information about this rulemaking. We will notify interested parties through the agency email listserv (WAC Track), a Waste 2 Resources ListServ specifically established for the Public Participation Grants program. We will e-mail contacts identified in our grants-related database and those identified by grants staff. We will publish notice in the Washington State Register as we move through the process. To learn more about how to contact Ecology and participate in the process, please visit our public involvement page.

    ADDITIONAL RULE INFORMATION

     

     

    Regarding 173-321 WAC, PUBLIC PARTICIPATION GRANTS

    Granted, I have been publicly participating, criticizing, objecting, commenting and tracking Ecology’s, WA State DOE Environmental WAC-ING for years.  I do investigative documentation and reporting on my website. I have been signed up for Ecology’s WAC Track for years, receiving, reading hundreds of pages,  investigating and documenting, posting, commenting and disseminating information on  one proposed WAC after another WAC….

    This was my published opinion on Apr 15, 2013,  and I’m sticking with it. period

    Behind My Back | “Ecology Sucks”

    www.behindmyback.org/2013/04/15/ecology-sucks/

    APR 15, 2013 – “Ecology Sucks” And, the rest of the story. The local news papers did report that I said it. WHAT THE LOCAL NEWSPAPERS DID NOT REPORT …

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    Behind My Back | Ecology’s Expedited Rule Making?

    www.behindmyback.org/2014/06/26/ecologys-expedited-rule-making/

    JUN 26, 2014 – Washington Department of Ecology AO #14-01 NOTICE THIS RULE REPEAL IS BEING PROPOSED UNDER AN EXPEDITED RULE- MAKING …

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    MY ONE RIGHT TO OBJECT TO ECOLOGY’S EXPEDITED RULE MAKING

    Behind My Back | A Thousand Wrongs? One Right?

    www.behindmyback.org/2014/09/17/2757/

    SEP 17, 2014 – OK, so what’s WRONG with that? We the people, have every RIGHT to make a THOUSAND public objections and comments. So what’s …

     “One right doesn’t remedy a thousand wrongs.’

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    WHAT IS VAGUENESS AND OVERBREADTH?

     BEST GUESS OBAMACARE….

     RELATED TO THE OVERBREADTH DOCTRINE IS THE DOCTRINE OF VAGUENESS. THE VAGUENESS DOCTRINE, AN ASPECT OF THE DUE PROCESS REQUIREMENT OF NOTICE, HOLDS THAT A LAW IS FACIALLY INVALID IF PERSONS OF “COMMON INTELLIGENCE MUST NECESSARILY GUESS AS AT ITS MEANING AND DIFFER AS TO ITS APPLICATION.”

    The bottom line….

    WHAT IS VAGUENESS AND OVERBREADTH, deserves another posting on my website.


  • The Syria Chemical Attack

    The Syria Chemical Attack

    Our loyal, brave people… should know the truth

    We are in the presence of a disaster of the first magnitude…

    They should know that there has been gross neglect and deficiency in our defenses.

    Do not let us blind ourselves to that.

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    ► 3:20

    Syria Chemical Attack: Here’s What Happened – Video – NYTimes.com

    https://www.nytimes.com/video/world/…/syria-chemical-attack-heres-what-happened.ht…

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    *They should know that we have sustained a defeat without a war,

    *The consequences of which will travel far with us along our road

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    Trump: Syria chemical attack ‘crosses many, many lines’ – video …

    ▶ 2:44

    https://www.theguardian.com › World › Syria

    2 days ago

    Donald Trump on Wednesday condemned a chemical attack in Syria as an ‘affront to humanity’, adding …

    “Even beautiful babies were cruelly murdered in this very barbaric attack.

    No child of God should ever suffer such horror,” 

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    *They should know that we have passed an awful milestone in our history

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    Horrifying aftermath of Syria’s chemical attack seen in graphic footage …

    https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/…syria-chemical-attack…footage/22026911/

    2 days ago – One day after what the New York Times describes as “one of the worst chemical bombings in Syria,” graphic images show the horrifying …

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    President Trump said…..

    “Tonight I ordered a targeted military strike on the airfield in Syria from where the chemical attack was launched,” . “It is in this vital national security interest of the United States to prevent and deter the spread and use of deadly chemical weapons.”

    US Launches Missile at Syria After Chemical Attack; Syrian Officials …

    www.nbcwashington.com/…/Syria-Chemical-Weapons-Attack-Autopsies-418490453….

    5 hours ago – US Launches Missile at Syria After Chemical Attack; Syrian Officials …. The world learned of the chemical attack earlier in the week in footage …

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    *And do not suppose that this is the end.

    *This is only the beginning of the reckoning.

    *People must know the deficiency of and neglect of the government and the consequences they will now face.

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    *Our loyal, brave people… should know the truth. They should know that there has been gross neglect and deficiency in our defenses; they should know that we have sustained a defeat without a war, the consequences of which will travel far with us along our road; they should know that we have passed an awful milestone in our history, when the whole equilibrium of Europe has been deranged, and that the terrible words have for the time being been pronounced against the Western democracies:

    Thou art weighed in the balance and found wanting.

    And do not suppose that this is the end. This is only the beginning of the reckoning.

    Winston Churchill
    October 5, 1938
    Given in the House of Commons

    READ THE FULL TEXT

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    Disaster of the First Magnitude – National Churchill Museum

    https://www.nationalchurchillmuseum.org/disaster-of-the-first-magnitude.html

    VIEW THE FULL TEXT of Winston Churchill’s Disaster of the First Magnitude speech, also known as the Munich speech, delivered in the House of Commons on …

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     READ THE THESIS:  “A Disaster of the First Magnitude”

    Winston Churchill

    “A Disaster of the First Magnitude”

    THESIS:   Churchill attacks the Munich agreement as a failure of the Western powers to prevent the Nazi power from gaining momentum when it had the chance and has therefore jeopardized the peace they were trying to maintain.

    • Winston Churchill (1874-1965) delivers a speech on October 5, 1938 in the House of Commons attacking the Munich agreement and British policy toward Nazi Germany
    • Churchill begins by stating they have faced defeat in the Munich agreement and the Czechs would of even been better off with the Western powers that deserted them.
    • He continues that if a better relationship with Russia had been pursued and early action had been taken then the disastrous state at hand would not have happen.
    • Also the peace efforts and forces against Hitler in Germany would have been able to gain strength if early action had been taken.
    • Church now describes the politically humiliated and economically mutilated Czechoslovakia, whose banks, railway agreements, and industries are all disrupted.
    • Churchill seals the fate of Czechoslovakia by predicting it will be absorbed by the Nazis in despair or revenge
    • He now addresses Britain’s previous position of power when they had the ability to stop Germany from rearming and gaining momentum but they are now faced with what they could have prevented.
    • Churchill finishes by explaining the danger that Britain and France now face against the Nazi power with France’s allies lost and both countries waiting too long to rearm or take action.
    • Churchill states that the British people must know the deficiency of and neglect of the government and the consequences they will now face.

    Posted by Andrew Fortungo at 9:59 AM

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    Those who didn’t know history  did repeat it.

    And, Winston Churchill said, The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you can see.
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    And, President Trump said chemical attack in Syria was an ‘affront to humanity’, adding

    “Even beautiful babies were cruelly murdered in this very barbaric attack.

    No child of God should ever suffer such horror,” 

     And, President Trump ended with, God bless America and the entire world.

  • U.N.-linked U.S.A. Land Grabs

    U.N.-linked U.S.A. Land Grabs

    The federal and state governments, as usual, are taking our money and using it against us, turning it over to UN groups for them to implement UN objectives.

    Who else but the Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative (GNLCC) to the rescue for connectivityEstablished by the Department of Interior (DOI), it is an “international” network to advance collaborative landscape conservation.

    Remember, this is the federal government doing it, not some obscure group.

    Can President Trump undo all of this?

    Wrong question.

    SHALL PRESIDENT TRUMP NEW DOI DIRECTORY RYAN ZINKE, STOP THE DOI CREATED GNLCC  ORGANIZATION, THAT PROMOTES THESE UN AFFILIATED LUNATICS, FROM TAKING MORE LAND?

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    U.N.-linked conservation ‘connectivity’ projects gobbling up Idaho, Northwest

    Each of these organizations are connected to UN NGOs such as the Nature Conservancy , Wilderness Society, and Wildlife Conservation Society. Don’t be fooled by the new UN addition in red (map below), a disclaimer that unless the organization is in consultative status it does not connote affiliation with the UN. That is flat out not true. And like children playing in a sandbox, these groups all play with each other, are interconnected, and overwhelm us with their agenda.

    Commentary by Karen Schumacher

    Redoubt News

    Kiss Idaho Goodbye: Another Major Land Takeover

    Who else but the Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative (GNLCC) to the rescue for connectivity.  Established by the Department of Interior (DOI), it is an “international” network to advance collaborative landscape conservation.

    They would love to see this land all locked up into one major landscape of wilderness, for wildlife only.

    But the truth is, it is just the UN agenda.  As a partner to the DOI, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has been promoting connectivity for a very long time. 

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    Behind My Back | Marv Chastian – Back to 1492

    www.behindmyback.org/2017/03/26/marv-chastian-back-to-1492/

    Mar 26, 2017 – Marv ChastianBack to 1492 A plan which is now in process of becoming federal policy ~ was hatched many years ago by two radical …

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    Redoubt News

    Kiss Idaho Goodbye: Another Major Land Takeover

    For Idaho, not only is there the Columbia River Treaty re-negotiations that will take control of all water resources, there is also another major land take over.

    There are a multitude of Idaho non-profits and United Nations (UN) non-governmental organizations (NGO) that are aggressively pursuing connectivity projects.  Essentially the goal is to connect large swaths of land in Idaho’s east corner which neighbors Montana and Wyoming.  They would love to see this land all locked up into one major landscape of wilderness, for wildlife only.

    The  High Divide (HD), Crown of the Continent (COC), Yellowstone to Yukon (Y2Y), Greater Yellowstone (GY), and the land trust partnership group Heart of the Rockies Initiative (HOR), are just a few of the organizations that are destructively working to create wildlife corridors in the Island Park area.

    Each of these organizations are connected to UN NGOs such as the Nature Conservancy (NC), Wilderness Society (WS), and Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).  Don’t be fooled by the new UN addition in red, a disclaimer that unless the organization is in consultative status it does not connote affiliation with the UN.  That is flat out not true.  And like children playing in a sandbox these groups all play with each other, are interconnected, and overwhelm us with their agenda.

    Anyway, here is the map that shows how much land they are after with the Salmon Selway not even included in this discussion.  This map is proudly displayed on the WCS website, a trophy of the successful tromping of Idaho.

    Kiss Idaho Goodbye

    Quite a bit of money contributes to this takeover.  Just the Greater Yellowstone alone has over 10 million dollars in their coffersWhere do they get all that money?  Part of it is your tax dollar.

    Now your tax dollar goes to this in other ways as well.  The Federal Highway Administration (FHA) believes in creating wildlife corridors which eventually contribute to connectivity and have spent your money to study it and figure out how many wildlife are affected by collisions.  Forget how it has impacted humans.  You are even paying your governor to participate in this through the Western Governors’ Association (WGA).

    But don’t forget the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD), your state taxes are used for this nonsense as well.  Four years ago Idaho Fish & Game honored an ITD Senior Environmental Planner for his success in collectively garnering over 718,000 dollars to study (affectionately known as the Cramer study) where wolverines and bears migrate, and a study to prioritize wildlife collision areas.  Here is the 2016 report and on page 6 you can see all the recommended overpasses, underpasses, fencing, traffic calming, and driver warning systems for Highway 20 in Island Park.  What is truly remarkable about this is while our Idaho roads and bridges crumble there is plenty of money to spend on figuring out where cars collide with wildlife and put money into building a road for them.  And here is the Highway 20 priority map for those animals.  Now it makes sense why Idaho registration fees went up and why the current legislature has a huge task in front of them to fund transportation.

    Those bunnies need a safe passageway.

    Now there are many working tirelessly on this so surely it must all be coordinated together.  Who else but the Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative (GNLCC) to the rescue for connectivity.  Established by the Department of Interior (DOI), it is an “international” network to advance collaborative landscape conservation.  Here is the amount of land the GNLCC wants to take and a link to the data they have been collecting.  Remember, this is the federal government doing it, not some obscure group.  There are a multitude of participants, including multiple UN affiliates, making decisions about Idaho.

    Kiss Idaho Goodbye

    In a nutshell, the DOI created an organization that promotes these UN affiliated lunatics taking more land away from Idahoans.  Originating in 2009 with order 3289, and advancing it with order 3330, then announcing the truth to “develop opportunities to further establish partnerships that benefit Tribes and Federal agencies” in order 3342.

    The National Park Service (NPS) and US Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) were granted the privilege of administering the GNLCC in 2010.  The implementation plan includes partnerships with land protection NGOs and land trusts, Canada, IUCN, USFS, and the BLM while using the Endangered Species Act to justify its means.  Of course they are using your tax dollar to stick it to you, not only in this way but in grants as well, up to one million.

    But the truth is, it is just the UN agenda.  As a partner to the DOI, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has been promoting connectivity for a very long time.  As well, the FWS has its own comradely with the UN for migratory species protection.  According to Agenda 2030, Goal 15.5, we are assigned the task to “Take urgent and significant action to reduce the degradation of natural habitats…”.  Roadkill should certainly be a focus to ensure a natural habitat is protected in a way that it does not cause harm to the animal.  As this Agenda 2030 document explains in #33, “We are therefore determined to conserve and…protect biodiversity, ecosystems and wildlife.”  Look forward to paying for animal roads.

    The federal and state governments, as usual, are taking our money and using it against us, turning it over to UN groups for them to implement UN objectives.  Can President Trump undo all of this?  Or will it take the masses to finally stand up and say no more.  How can the tiny community of Island Park fight this off?  What are our legislators doing to stop this?  Idahoans just continue to see our state being eaten up by government with its UN partnerships.

    Kiss Idaho Goodbye.

    Free Range Report


  • China Dam Smart? U.S.A. Dam Stupid?

    China Dam Smart?  U.S.A. Dam Stupid?

    CHINA WAS SO DAM SMART THAT THEY BUILT THE BIGGEST DAM IN THE WORLD

    The Chinese dam policy was to build and keep dams to provide clean renewable electric power, control the dam water and prevent the dam flooding and release the dam water to prevent drought

    HE WHO CONTROLS THE WATER CONTROLS THE WORLD?

    WHAT PART OF THIS DAM CHINESE POLICY DID THE DAM US GOVERNMENT NOT UNDERSTAND?

    IT WAS NOT HE WHO “OWNS THE WATER”, WOTUS….

    IT IS”HE WHO CONTROLS THE WATER”

    Behind My Back | WOTUS “Water Runs Down Hill”

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

    Sep 4, 2015 – “WATERS OF UNITED STATES” POWER GRAB. WOTUS RULE – Pacific Legal Foundation https://www.pacificlegal.org/wotus. Pacific Legal Foundation

    DAMS CONTROL WATER. period

    THE STUPID US GOVERNMENT WAS SO “DAM DUMB” THEY WORK FOR THE DAM LOBBYIST AND THE DAM SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS. SAVE THE DAM SALMON AT WHAT COST?

    Behind My Back | How Dam Dumb is the US Government?

    www.behindmyback.org/2016/04/17/how-dam-dumb-is-the-us-government/

    Apr 17, 2016CHINA WAS SO DAM SMART THAT THEY BUILT THE BIGGEST DAM IN THE WORLD. … www.behindmyback.org/2015/09/04/WOTUS-WATER-RUNS-DOWN-HILL/ … Jun 12, 2013 – ACCORDING TO AMERICAN RIVERS, 65 US dams were …

    THE SAGA OF THE STUPID U.S.A. DAM DESTRUCTION

    Map of U.S. Dams Removed Since 1916 | American Rivers

    https://www.americanrivers.org/threats-solutions/restoring…rivers/dam-removal-map/

    Today, many dams that were once at the epicenter of a community’s livelihood are now old, unsafe or no longer serving their intended purposes. Learn how …

    THE ELWHA RIVER DAMS THAT WERE ONCE THE EPICENTER OF OUR COMMUNITY’S LIVELIHOOD, ARE NO LONGER SERVING THEIR INTENDED PURPOSES. period

    THEIR INTENDED DAM PURPOSES?  Protecting and Providing Clallam County’s infrastructure, (the fundamental facilities and systems serving a country, city, or area, as transportation and communication systems, power plants)

    Indeed, THE INTENDED ELWHA DAM PURPOSES, Dam cheap, dam clean hydroelectric power, dam renewable energy that kept the dam economy strong, providing a clean water supply, insuring flooding and drought protection, preventing millions of dam dollars of destruction in and on public and private land, property, protecting public access roads, and A COUPLE OF the really big epicenter of our communities livelihood,  THE OLYMPIC HOT SPRINGS ROAD? THE TOURISM, THE ACCESS AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES IN THE OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK THAT KEPT OUR ECONOMY STRONG, INCLUDED TWO BEAUTIFUL LAKES.

    IT’S A DAM SHAME THAT 300,000 TOURISTS  CAN’T GET THERE FROM PORT ANGELES WA.

    LEARN HOW DAM STUPID…….THE REMOVAL OF THE BIGGEST DAM REMOVAL EVER, WORKED OUT FOR PORT ANGELES, CLALLAM COUNTY ETAL., WASHINGTON STATE U.S.A.

    AS PRESIDENT TRUMP ASKED “HOW’S THE U.S.A DAM

    SYSTEM WORKING OUT FOR YOU?

    SEABURY BLAIR JR. | Elwha too clogged for fish to live

    Seabury Blair Jr.
    Columnist

    Posted: April 15, 2013

     

    Two days after I hiked the sandy, rocky desolation that used to be Lake Mills, as many as 200,000 chinook salmon were killed in what has to be one of the biggest blunders in the history of the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife.

    The year-old salmon were released from the new $16 million Elwha Hatchery run by the state and Lower Elwha Klallam tribe on April 5. Most — if not all — were killed when they tried to swim downstream through the thick gray goop that is the lower Elwha River, created by the removal of two dams built illegally in 1910.

    Though they only had to negotiate 3.5 miles of the river before reaching clearer waters of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the silt in the river began choking them almost the minute they swam from the crystalline hatchery water into the moving mire that is the Elwha. Hatchery officials reported seeing hundreds of dead smolts lining the riverbank, their gills clogged by the same silt that forced “temporary closure” of a $70 million Elwha River water treatment plant.

    In the Port Angeles Daily News, Mike Gross, Fish and Wildlife biologist, called the release of the salmon “a mistake.” Gross said he suspected the fish suffocated when silt prevented their gills from providing oxygen.

    I imagine it would be akin to trying to breathe volcanic ash for days without a mask, or running a marathon in a massive dust storm.

    Hatchery officials said they checked on the amount of silt in the Elwha on April 4, and determined it was acceptable to release the fish. They said the silt in the river increased overnight.

    I hiked about 3 miles downstream in the desolate bed of the former Lake Mills on April 3, and I don’t need a degree in biology to tell you that no fish could live in that water. The river looked no different when I left the Elwha Campground on April 4.

    For almost 15 miles, the Elwha River carves through a century’s worth of mud, sand and river cobble deposited behind the Elwha and Glines Canyon dams. Above Rica Canyon, at the entrance to the former Lake Mills, the river is the same old blue friend I’ve known for more than 50 years.

    But beginning at the old Lake Mills inlet, the river turns into gray slurry that is poison to any fish. I don’t imagine many wild animals drink from that deadly potion and live, either.

    Fisheries biologists have been releasing coho salmon into Indian Creek, which flows from the west into the Elwha; and Little River, which flows from the east. Both tributaries are about 7 miles upstream from the mouth of the river.

    They’ve reported some of the fish, along with a few chinook they released into Lake Mills before it became the desolation it is today, have survived the gantlet of poison. Now the state is planning to release nearly a million salmon from the hatchery in June.

    About the same time, work on removing the remainder of the Glines Canyon dam is expected to resume, which will surely cause more sediment to be swept downstream. Worse, concrete dust from the dam will be stirred into the mix, making it even more deadly.

    Let us hope the state and tribe can think of a way to get healthy salmon from the hatchery to the Strait before they kill a million more fish.

    Seabury Blair Jr. is the author of Backcountry Ski! Washington; Day Hike! Olympic Peninsula; Day Hike! Columbia Gorge; The Creaky Knees Guide to Washington; the Creaky Knees Guide to Oregon; and Washington Wild Roads. Email Seabury at skiberry@hughes.net.

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    HOW’S THE SYSTEM WORKING OUT FOR PORT ANGELES WA?

    Port Angeles to sue Park Service in dispute over Elwha River water …

    www.peninsuladailynews.com/…/port-angeles-to-sue-park-service-in-dispute-over-el

    6 days ago – PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles City Council has set the stage for … impasse related to the historic removal of the Elwha River dams.

    snippet….City Attorney Bill Bloor said at the council meeting Tuesday that the Park Service has not provided contract information being sought by the city on the $25 million Elwha River surface water intake and treatment facilities.

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    Word gets around in cyberspace

    New post on Pie N Politics Siskiyou County CA

    Port Angeles to sue Park Service in dispute over Elwha River water facilities

    by Liz Bowen

    PNP comment:  Port Angeles is a city in and the county seat of Clallam County,

    Washington, United States. With a population of 19,038 as of the 2010 census,[7]

    it is the largest city in the county, according to Wikipedia. It is worth checking out the entire article at the link below.

    It looks like the fed gov. is not fulfilling its obligations. Shock !!! — Editor Liz Bowen

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    Behind My Back | Pie N Politics page (1)

    www.behindmyback.org/2015/07/27/pie-n-politics-page-1/

    Jul 27, 2015 – Pie N Politics page (1) Pie N Politics. Like many areas of the United States, citizens in Siskiyou County are finding government regulations are …

    Aug 19, 2016 – A PLAN TO REMOVE FOUR KLAMATH RIVER DAMS

    TO IMPROVE WATER QUALITY AND HABITAT FOR FISH AND RIVER COMMUNITIES

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    The removal of  two dams on the Elwha River in WA State  2011-2014 “WAS”  previously the biggest dam removal DISASTER in U.S. History.

    After the removal of the Elwha River Dams.

    Apr 15, 2013 ELWHA RIVER WATER QUALITY?

    THE QUALITY OF MY PORT ANGELES DRINKING WATER….

    SEABURY BLAIR JR. | Elwha too clogged for fish to live – Kitsap Sun

    http://www.kitsapsun.com/sports/columnists/seabury-blair/356167261.html

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    YEP, THE ELWHA DAM PROTECTED THE OLYMPIC PENINSULA’S ACCESS INFRASTRUCTURE, THE ELWHA RIVER BRIDGE.

    Battered by Dam Removal – Elwha Bridge

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

    Battered by Dam Removal Elwha Bridge Destroyed

    A DAM TRAGEDY THE ELWHA RIVER BRIDGE

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    Flooding is a Dam Shame

    Posted on June 28, 2013 7:31 am by Pearl Rains Hewett

    Drought is a dam shame

    China was so dam smart that they built the biggest dam in the world.

    He who controls the water controls the world?

    In the USA the government was and is so dam stupid they decided that hydro electric power was not dam clean, dam cheap, dam renewable dam energy, not dam flood control and not dam drought and dam property loss prevention.

    The dam Chinese government is so dam smart they work in the best interest of the dam people.

    The Chinese dam prevents the dam loss of life, billions of dam dollars in property damage, provides dam cheap, dam clean, dam renewable, dam energy and helps keep their dam economy strong.

    The Chinese dam controls the dam water releases the dam water to eliminate the dam droughts

    What part of this dam Chinese policy does the dam US government not understand?

    THE US GOVERNMENT IS SO DAM DUMB THEY WORK FOR THE DAM LOBBYIST AND THE DAM SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS. SAVE THE DAM ENDANGERED etal., ad nausaum, SALMON AT WHAT COST?

    The best dam interest of the dam people in the USA be dammed

    As dictated by the dam US government

    The dam people in the dam USA are flooded and cleaning up the dam water damage for six dam months of the year.

    The dam people in the USA suffer the dam drought for the other six dam months of the year

    The Chinese dam policy was to build and keep dams to provide clean renewable electric power, control the dam water and prevent the dam flooding and release the dam water to prevent drought

    THE DAM USA POLICY CREATES LOSS OF DAM LIFE, DAM MISERY AND DAM SUFFERING FOR MILLIONS OF DAM AMERICANS EVERY DAM YEAR.

    AS PRESIDENT TRUMP WOULD ASK

    “HOW’S THE DAM U.S.A. SYSTEM WORKING OUT FOR YOU?


  • Is Clallam County WA a Sanctuary County?

    Is Clallam County WA a Sanctuary County?

    My 7:30 AM wake up email

    Original Message —–

    From xxxx

    To: phew@wavecable.com

    Sent: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 7:09 AM

    Subject: Egads!

    Pearl,

    I just saw a map on Fox Business that SHOWS CLALLAM COUNTY AS A SANCTUARY COUNTY.  When did this happen and why didn’t we have anything to say about it????

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    Egads! Indeed….. WHO KNEW?

    THE PENINSULA DAILY NEWS DOES NOT PRINT THIS SORT OF THING,

    EVEN IF IT CONTAINS DIRECT QUOTES FROM 

    CLALLAM  COUNTY SHERIFF BILL BENEDICT “I’VE TALKED TO THAT ORGANIZATION,” HE SAID, “AND I COULDN’T BE MORE VEHEMENT WHEN I DISAGREE WITH THEIR ASSERTION. WE ARE IN NO WAY OR SHAPE A SANCTUARY COUNTY.”

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    Egads! THE MAP

    Map: Sanctuary Cities, Counties, and States | Center for Immigration …

    cis.org/Sanctuary-Cities-Map

    Mar 20, 2017 – Sanctuary cities, counties, and states have laws, ordinances, … Naming and Shaming: The First ICE Weekly Alien Criminal Releases List …

    Source: Immigration and Customs Enforcement Data
    Click on Points to View More Information
    View Map in Full ScreenView Image of MapView Sanctuary Cities Topic Page

     Egads! Indeed….. THE MAP WHO KNEW?

    View the map in full screen above, Click on the links, Read to the bottom….

    Who? What? When? Where? and Why?

    INDEED, OUR  COUNTY, CLALLAM COUNTY WA”IS” MAPPED AND LISTED AS A SANCTUARY COUNTY

    Mar 27, 2017, 7:30AM  to 11:37AM  I Researched, I read, I documented,  I cut, I pasted, I connected the dots, I commented  and now I am posting it on my website for dissemination. “To whom it may concern”

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    What are sanctuary cities? Here’s a list of sanctuary cities, counties …

    www.fox25boston.com/news/…sanctuary-cities…sanctuary-cities-counties…/4881984…

    Jan 26, 2017 – My Fox Boston …. The CIS reports that around 300 sanctuary cities and counties … California, Connecticut, New Mexico, Colorado …. Washington County … CLALLAM COUNTY. Clark County. Cowlitz County. Fife City. Franklin …

    According to CIS, there are about 300 sanctuary cities, counties and states in the United States.

    THE CIS REPORTS THAT AROUND 300 SANCTUARY CITIES AND COUNTIES REJECTED MORE THAN 17,000 DETENTION REQUESTS FROM ICE, BETWEEN JAN. 1, 2014 AND SEPTEMBER 30, 2015.

    NEARLY 300 CITIES AND COUNTIES ALEDGED TO OBSTRUCT FEDERAL IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT POLICY

    THE LIST IS COMPILED IN PART FROM A 2014 REPORT FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS Port Angeles WA?)

     THIS INCLUDES SEVERAL COUNTIES THAT DISAGREE WITH THEIR INCLUSION ON THE LIST, AMONG THEM ARE CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA.

    AND CLALLAM COUNTY, WASH.

    COUNTY SHERIFF BILL BENEDICT “AND I COULDN’T BE MORE VEHEMENT WHEN I DISAGREE WITH THEIR ASSERTION. WE ARE IN NO WAY OR SHAPE A SANCTUARY COUNTY.”

    CLALLAM COUNTY SHERIFF BILL BENEDICT SAYS HE LISTENS TO WA STATES  ATTORNEY GENERAL BOB FERGUSON OPINION… AND GOVERNOR INSLEE?

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    Gov. Inslee’s executive order directs state police on immigration …

    www.kiro7.com/news/local/gov-inslee-to-sign-executive…immigration/496777657

    Feb 23, 2017 – Governor Jay Inslee will be signing an executive order relating to immigration … Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson declared victory in his … AS A SANCTUARY CITY, SEATTLE POLICE AND CITY EMPLOYEES ARE PROHIBITED FROM …

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    Washington’s Governor Turns State Into A Sanctuary State – Christine …

    https://townhall.com/…/washingtons-governor-turns-state-into-a-sanctuary-state-n228…

    FEB 24, 2017 – The State of Texas is making moves to eliminate sanctuary cities … any state agency from detaining an illegal immigrant at the request … IN A PRESS CONFERENCE, INSLEE SAID THAT HE DID NOT THINK THAT WASHINGTON STATE SHOULD TAKE PART IN “[. …. ATTORNEY GENERAL JEFF SESSIONS ANNOUNCES COMING CRACKDOWN ON …

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    NEARLY 300 CITIES AND COUNTIES ALEDGED TO OBSTRUCT FEDERAL IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT POLICY

    ‘Sanctuary’ county: embraced by some, disputed label for others | NACo

    www.naco.org/articles/‘sanctuary’-county-embraced-some-disputed-label-others

    JAN 9, 2017 – Several news media outlets characterized it as the county seeking … Organizations such as the Washington, D.C.-based Center for … According to CIS, there are about 300 sanctuary cities, counties and states in the United States. … among them are Chesterfield County, Va.

    AND CLALLAM COUNTY, WASH.

    Leonard has contacted CIS about being taken off the list to no avail. SIMILARLY, CLALLAM COUNTY SHERIFF BILL BENEDICT SAYS HIS REQUESTS HAVE BEEN IGNORED.

    “I’VE TALKED TO THAT ORGANIZATION,” HE SAID, “AND I COULDN’T BE MORE VEHEMENT WHEN I DISAGREE WITH THEIR ASSERTION. WE ARE IN NO WAY OR SHAPE A SANCTUARY COUNTY.”

    HE BELIEVES THE DESIGNATION REMAINS FOR THIS REASON: “WE LISTEN TO OUR OWN STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OPINION THAT ESSENTIALLY TELLS US THAT UNLESS IMMIGRATION HAS AN IMMIGRATION DETAINER OUT ON SOMEONE THAT INCLUDES THE LITTLE BOX THAT SAYS THEY HAVE PROBABLE CAUSE — IF THAT BOX ISN’T CHECKED, WE’RE NOT GOING TO TURN THEM OVER TO IMMIGRATION.”

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    Below, from the Center for Immigration Studies, an organization that advocates for restricting immigration, is a list of sanctuary state, counties and cities. THE LIST IS COMPILED IN PART FROM A 2014 REPORT FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY.  Some cities/counties could have passed legislation that puts them more in complaince with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement policies.  Click here to see the report from the DHS.

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    THE CIS REPORTS THAT AROUND 300 SANCTUARY CITIES AND COUNTIES REJECTED MORE THAN 17,000 DETENTION REQUESTS FROM ICE, BETWEEN JAN. 1, 2014 AND SEPTEMBER 30, 2015.

    Mar 27, 2017, 7:30am to 10:30AM  I Researched, I read, I documented,  I cut, I pasted, I connected the dots, I commented  and now I am posting it on my website for dissemination.

    “To whom it may concern”

    Here is the WA STATE SANCTUARY  list from CIS.

    Washington State

    Benton County, Chelan County, CLALLAM COUNTY, Clark County, Cowlitz County, Fife City, Franklin County, Jefferson County, Issaquah, Kent, King County,  Kitsap County, Lynnwood City, Marysville, Pierce County, Puyallup, Skagit County, Snohomish County, South Correctional Entity Jail, King County, Spokane County,Sunnyside, Thurston County, Walla Walla County,Washington State Corrections,Whatcom County, Yakima County

    “To whom it may concern”

    GOVERNOR JAY INSLEE, WA STATE,  HAS ENACTED POLICIES? BY

    SIGNING AN EXECUTIVE ORDER BLOCKING STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES FROM DETAINING UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS

    WHICH LIMIT COOPERATION WITH ICE.

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    Jeff Sessions says he’ll punish sanctuaries, cities could lose billions of …

    www.washingtontimes.com/news/…/jeff-sessions-says-hell-punish-sanctuaries-cities/

    21 hours ago – The Trump administration officially put sanctuary cities on notice Monday that they are violating federal laws and could lose access to billions of dollars in Justice Department grants if they continue to thwart efforts to deport illegal immigrants. AND COUNTIES AND CITIES THAT …

    Attorney General: Sanctuary cities are risking federal money | The …

    www.spokesman.com/stories/…/27/attorney-general-sanctuary-cities-are-risking-fede/

    MONDAY, MARCH 27, 2017, 4:18 P.M.. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, second left, speaks at a post-election event at City Hall in Seattle. Leaders in Seattle, San …

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    What are sanctuary cities? Here’s a list of sanctuary cities, counties …

    www.fox25boston.com/news/…sanctuary-cities…sanctuary-cities-counties…/4881984…

    JAN 26, 2017 – My Fox Boston …. The CIS reports that around 300 sanctuary cities and counties … California, Connecticut, New Mexico, Colorado …. Washington County … CLALLAM COUNTY. Clark County. Cowlitz County. Fife City. Franklin …

    THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CONTRIBUTED TO THIS ARTICLE.

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    MAR 20, 2017 – SANCTUARY CITIES, COUNTIES, AND STATES

    Map: Sanctuary Cities, Counties, and States | Center for Immigration …

    cis.org/Sanctuary-Cities-Map

    MAR 20, 2017 – SANCTUARY CITIES, COUNTIES, AND STATES have laws, ordinances, … NAMING AND SHAMING: The First ICE Weekly Alien Criminal Releases List …

     Map: Sanctuary Cities, Counties, and States

    By Bryan Griffith, Jessica Vaughan March 2017

    Naming and Shaming: The First ICE Weekly Alien Criminal Releases List

    Topic Page: Sanctuary Cities

    View More Immigration Maps

    Map Updated: March 23, 2017

     

    City

    County

    State

    Removed from List

    CIS.ORG

    Source: Immigration and Customs Enforcement Data
    Click on Points to View More Information
    View Map in Full ScreenView Image of MapView Sanctuary Cities Topic Page

    The sanctuary jurisdictions are listed below. These cities, counties, and states have laws, ordinances, regulations, resolutions, policies, or other practices that obstruct immigration enforcement and shield criminals from ICE — either by refusing to or prohibiting agencies from complying with ICE detainers, imposing unreasonable conditions on detainer acceptance, denying ICE access to interview incarcerated aliens, or otherwise impeding communication or information exchanges between their personnel and federal immigration officers.

    A detainer is the primary tool used by ICE to gain custody of criminal aliens for deportation. It is a notice to another law enforcement agency that ICE intends to assume custody of an alien and includes information on the alien’s previous criminal history, immigration violations, and potential threat to public safety or security.

    The Center’s last map update reflected listings in an ICE report published on March 20, 2017.

    THE ICE REPORT… link above….

    ENFORCEMENT AND REMOVAL OPERATIONS Weekly Declined Detainer Outcome Report  For Recorded Declined Detainers Jan. 28 – Feb. 3, 2017

    Summary

    Pursuant to section 9(b) of Executive Order 13768, Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States, and section H of the Secretary of Homeland Security’s subsequent implementation memo,

    Enforcement of the Immigration Laws to Serve the National Interest, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is making available for public release the non-Federal jurisdictions that release aliens from their custody, notwithstanding that such aliens are subject to a detainer or similar request for

    custody issued by ICE to that jurisdiction.

    For instances of such release, the report also includes the associated individual’s citizenship, detainer issued and declined dates, and notable criminal activity.

    ICE compiled this report based on jurisdictions with detainers that were recorded as declined

    between January 28, 2017, and February 3, 2017, regardless of detainer issuance date

    It should be noted that law enforcement agencies (LEA) do not generally advise ICE of when a detainer is not honored, and therefore this report represents declined detainers that ICE personnel have become aware of during their enforcement activities.

    This report is comprised of four sections:

    • Section I:

    Highest Volume of Detainers Issued to Non-Cooperative Jurisdictions

    between January 28, 2017, and February 3, 2017

    • Section I

    I: Jurisdictions with Recorded Declined Detainers Broken Down by Individuals Released

    between January 28, 2017, and February 3, 2017

    • Section III:

    Table of Jurisdictions that have Enacted Policies which Limit Cooperation with ICE

    • Section IV: Report Scope and Data Fidelity

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    MAR 20, 2017 – SANCTUARY CITIES, COUNTIES, AND STATES have laws, ordinances,NAMING AND SHAMING: The First ICE Weekly Alien Criminal Releases List …

    I just saw a map on Fox Business that SHOWS CLALLAM COUNTY AS A SANCTUARY COUNTY.  When did this happen and why didn’t we have anything to say about it????

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    GOVERNOR JAY INSLEE, WA STATE,  HAS ENACTED POLICIES? BY

    SIGNING AN EXECUTIVE ORDER BLOCKING STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES FROM DETAINING UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS

    WHICH LIMIT COOPERATION WITH ICE.

    Wash. governor orders agencies to ignore immigration requests | TheHill

    thehill.com/…/320871-wash-governor-orders-agencies-to-ignore-immigration-request…

    Feb 23, 2017 – Jay Inslee (D) on Thursday signed an executive order blocking state law enforcement agencies from detaining undocumented immigrants at …

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    INDEED, OUR  COUNTY, CLALLAM COUNTY WA”IS” MAPPED AND LISTED NAMED AND SHAMED AS A SANCTUARY COUNTY BY GOVERNOR JAY INSLEE EXECUTIVE ORDER BLOCKING STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES FROM DETAINING UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS

    ONE LAST QUESTIONS HAS YOUR CITY, COUNTY OR STATE  BEEN MAPPED AND LISTED NAMED AND SHAMED AS A SANCTUARY?


  • WSDOT is Planning the New Elwha Bridge

    WSDOT is Planning The New Elwha Bridge

    Replacing the  Elwha River Bridge is a “Federal” top down government issue.

    I emailed my Mar 9, 2017 comment to the elected that should be concerned?   And others that are genuinely concerned.

    WSDOT is working now on (option #7)  bridge design, environmental issues, land acquisition, permitting and programming. MAR 3, 2017.

    WSDOT is ONLY planning the “Transportation” future of Clallam County’s  lifeline of highway 101.

    I saw the new proposed option #7 bridge design on Mar 7, 2017, and I immediately saw the possibilities for CLALLAM COUNTY’S ECONOMIC  FUTURE LIFELINE OF TOURISM.

    The bad news  on Mar 7, 2017?  I was informed that  there has been NO planning, cooperation or coordination between WSDOT and Clallam County elected officials on the New Elwha Bridge. period

    Someone suggested that I go to a Commissioners meeting, and give them my two (2) minutes worth.

    This is not a bottom up government issue, this is a top down government issue.

    “Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.”

    So as a concerned Clallam County citizen I posted this on my website.

    The New Elwha Bridge and Rest Stop?

    Posted on March 9, 2017 10:29 am by Pearl Rains Hewett Comment

    The New Elwha Bridge and Rest Stop? The possibilities are endless

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    Indeed, Replacing the  Elwha River Bridge is a “Federal” top down government issue. I emailed my comment to the elected that should be concerned?   And others that are genuinely concerned

    WA State’s elected Federal Rep. Derek Kilmer and his new local rep.

    WA State elected Reps Steve Tharinger, Kevin Van DeWege, and Mike Chapman.

    Clallam County elected Commissioners, Mark Mosias, Bill Peach and Randy Johnson, and, elected DCD director Mary Ellen Winborn.

    I sent it to WSDOT as a public comment

    I sent it  ONP Brian Winters project manager for the Dam Removals. As an informed Clallam County citizen there is also the issue of Federal accountability, responsibility, restoration for the irreparable destruction of the bridge caused by the removal of the Elwha River Dams and the tribes manmade log jams upriver from the bridge.

    Behind My Back | Battered by Dam Removal – Elwha Bridge

    www.behindmyback.org/2017/01/…/battered-by-dam-removal-elwha-bridge-destroye…

    Jan 11, 2017 – Battered by Dam Removal Elwha Bridge Destroyed A DAM TRAGEDY THE ELWHA RIVER BRIDGE MARCH 11, 2016 Andy Ritchie, project …

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    And the cost of replacing the Battered Elwha River Bridge is only $29.5 million dollars of tax payers money.

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    A DAM TRAGEDY THE ELWHA RIVER BRIDGE

    The feds removed the Elwha River Dams. The Tribes got what they wanted for the fish, the Feds financed the removal of the Elwha River Dams with citizens taxpayer money. When the feds removed the dams, the citizens of Clallam County were the biggest losers. Citizens  lost their clean inexpensive hydro electric power producing dams, flood protection, and water storage for drought.

    The tribes were allowed by the feds to install huge manmade log jams for the fish on the Elwha River inside the Olympic National Park.

    During subsequent  flooding events, Nov 17, 2015, a devastating flood event occurred, the 300,000 public tourists and  private land Inholders  access road to Olympic National Park was lost, Gated by the ONP.

    During subsequent  flooding events the huge logs from the tribes manmade log jams became battering rams that destroyed public and Inholder campground recreational facilities. And, eventually battered and destroyed the Elwha River Bridge.

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    Restitution from  the federal government to the citizens of Clallam County for the financial loss incurred by the removal of the Elwha River Dams, is long overdue.

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     March 7, 2017  After looking at the WSDOT plans for the New Elwha Bridge and the  importance of Norm’s Resort property plus the WDFW boat launch property combined is nearly 50 acres of previously developed recreational land.

    The importance to the citizens of Clallam County, the economic necessity for tourism, Indeed, the possibilities and opportunity for a Clallam County rest stop, picnic area, a river walk on both sides of the Elwha River, that could provide another new Clallam County Recreational Park.

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    WSDOT is planning Clallam County’s transportation future. period

     The limited opportunities to get the rest area/river walk/picnic area/camping area idea in front of WSDOT in support of coordinated planning with the Clallam County Board of commissioners, prompted the posting on my website.

    The New Elwha Bridge and Rest Stop?

    Clallam County elected representatives should be in position “NOW”  to plan the Economic future of its citizens with WSDOT so they can do something about it “NOW”

     “Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.”

    How important is Clallam County’s economy

    Mar 12,2017 I called our local newspaper  PDN and  and radio station KONP

    They have access to my comment “The New Elwha Bridge and Rest Stop?”

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    I was reminded, that there is public tourist recreational access on the Elwha River

    The Highway 112  The Elwha River Trail bridge.   This segment of ODT starts with a crossing of the Elwha River on a new 586 ft trail bridge suspended 70 ft above the river underneath the auto deck. with views of the river and flood plain below.

    INDEED, THE ODT A CYCLING DREAM COME TRUE

    ATTRACTION: MOUNTAIN BIKE ENTHUSIASTS

    MAY YOU BE YOUNG ENOUGH AND FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO RIDE THE DREAM!

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    PUBLIC RECREATIONAL ACCESS TO ELWHA RIVER PUBLIC FACILITIES

    TO THE EXCLUSION OF OTHERS THAT ARE TOO OLD, DISABLED AND HAVE  LESS INCOME?

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    The New Elwha Bridge and Norm’s Resort

    Who’s Norm?  What’s he got to do with it?

    IN 1979  Norm’s Resort on the Elwha River gave free public recreational access on ten or more acres of private land.

    Norm’s Resort  was at the intersection of the Highway 101 Elwha River Bridge and the defunct Olympic Hot Springs Road.

    As a  witness with living memory of what Norm’s Resort provided to our community

    Norm’s Resort provided “we the people”  and tourists with free public access,  a peaceful walk on the banks of the Elwha River under towering trees, fishing holes to fish in, a store, cabins, picnic area and rental boats.

    What a store it was… a very public establishment with very friendly people, food, snacks and then there was the fishing tackle.

    How do I know all this stuff about NORM’S RESORT?  because it was personal.

    In 1979, my two teenage sons and i spent an entire summer at our family Elwha River. “Inholders” recreational property inside the Olympic National Park,  accessed using the Olympic Hot Springs Road.

    The boys spent half of their time fly fishing, and the other half of their time walking 3 miles on the Olympic Hot Springs Road (one way) down to NORM’S RESORT to replenish their mosquito flies.

    The old guys met, drank coffee, socialized and even spent their time to teach my boys how to play “Ship Captain and Crew”

    NORM’S RESORT  was the go to Place. And it was very busy.

    Got tourists? Need fishing gear? Got milk? Need groceries?

    Indeed, in 1979 Clallam County had millions of tourist and our city and county flourished.

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    i could stop at this point because it’s personal, But I won’t because IT IS PERSONAL

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    Later in the early 1980’s, Norm’s Resort provided their  boats to the Clallam County  Law Enforcement Explorer Post.( LEEP’S)  for search and rescue.

    As a  witness with living memory of  what NORM’S RESORT PROVIDED TO OUR COMMUNITY

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    A drunk driver missed the curve at the Elwha River bridge on highway 101.

    Directly in front of NORM’S RESORT, the truck flipped upside down as it plunged into the river

    A  young woman was thrown from the truck and missing in the Elwha River.

    The response was Clallam County search and rescue, the Sheriff’s Dept. dive team, Reserve’s and The Law Enforcement Explorer Post.( LEEP’S) and an advisor (Pearl Hewett).

    NORM volunteered his small rental row boats to The Law Enforcement Explorer Post.

    ( LEEP’S) SEARCH AND RESCUE TEENAGERS and an advisor (Pearl Hewett) so they could search for young woman.

    The Sheriff’s Dept. dive team gave up their search and left.

    With due diligence and perseverance the  ( LEEP’S) SEARCH AND RESCUE TEENAGERS and an advisor (Pearl Hewett) continued the search up and down the river in the NORM’S RESORT small rental row boats.

    That afternoon a 14 year old member of the LEEP and an advisor (Pearl Hewett) found  the body of the young woman, pinned underwater in a log jam, on an island in the middle of the Elwha River.

    (I could stop at this point)

    But, I won’t…. It was a traumatic incident for both the 14 year old and myself.

    Our boat came to rest in the log jam directly over her body, her lost wooden clog was above her,  an unbearable  view of her.  The 14 year old boy jumped up to get out of the boat, I made him sit down, he said he was going to be sick.

    The Elwha River was roaring so loudly it took us over a half an hour of yelling to attract the attention of someone one the east bank. (no cell phones back then)

    Using hand gestures we indicated that we had found her body.

    We sat in the boat and waited. while another teenage  LEEP ran up to Norm’s store and called the Sheriffs Dept.

    We sat in the boat and waited  until the Sheriff Dept Dive team arrived.

    We sat in the boat and watched as the Dive team tied off her body so it would not  be washed downstream.

    We sat in the boat and watched as she was pulled across the river and laid face down in a sheriff’s Dept. boat.

    Traumatic? face down? because rigor had her knees bent and set at a 90 degree angle ….and the purple socks she was wearing….

    THE PDN REPORTED on the incident

    WITH NO MENTION OF THE PART THE TEENAGE  LAW ENFORCEMENT EXPLORER POST.( LEEP’S) PLAYED in finding and recovering.

    Indeed, the destruction of NORM’S RESORT is personal.

    AND NOW 2017 ?  use the same worst case scenario?

    A drowning recovery on the Elwha River without Norm’s Resort and his small rental boats?

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    Yep… It’s Personal…

    IN 1979 WE HAD FREE ACCESS TO ELWHA RIVER  RECREATION ON PRIVATE LAND

    IN 2013 REQUESTS WERE MADE IN PUBLIC COMMENTS ON THE SHORELINE MANAGEMENT UPDATE (SMP)

    REQUESTING, THAT THE NEARLY 50 ACRES IN U.S.A. LIMBO LAND, SHOULD BE GIVEN TO CLALLAM COUNTY FOR PUBLIC ACCESS.

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    MAR 3, 2017 ENGINEERS ARE LOOKING AT BUILDING A 36-FOOT-WIDE BRIDGE WITH 12-FOOT LANES FOR VEHICLES AND 6-FOOT PEDESTRIAN LANES, WYNANDS SAID.

    MAR 9, 2017 I posted, The New Elwha Bridge and Rest Stop? The possibilities are endless

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    March 13, 2017 Rep Derek Kilmer’s News Letter….

    Subject: Helping Those in Need

    Kilmer’s bottom line,  PLEASE DON’T HESITATE TO HOLLER IF I CAN BE OF ASSISTANCE.

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    MARCH 14, 2017,  I  post another comment first

    “WSDOT is Planning The New Elwha Bridge”

    Then, I email my comment to the elected that should be concerned?  

    And others that are genuinely concerned.

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    HELLO REPRESENTATIVE DEREK KILMER…..

     I AM REQUESTING THAT THE NEARLY  50 ACRES OF HISTORIC PUBLIC RECREATIONAL IN CLALLAM COUNTY, OWNED BY THE U.S.A. IN LIMBO LAND,   BE GIVEN BACK TO THE CLALLAM COUNTY etal.,  ELECTED COMMISSIONERS FOR THE ECONOMIC RECOVER OF TOURISM.

    Other opportunities,  I encourage anyone interested, from the public side of this equation, to send a comment to your elected federal state representative, a comment for WSDOT

    And, a note of support, for the idea to the Clallam County Board of commissioners.

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    Department of Transportation designing new Elwha River bridge for …

    www.peninsuladailynews.com/news/department-of-transportation-designing-new-elw…

    Mar 3, 2017 – Department of Transportation designing new Elwha River bridge for … after funding and permitting the new bridge, plans would likely move …

    The public overwhelmingly told DOT it should replace the bridge and put it on a new alignment. The cities of Forks and Port Angeles, Clallam County and the Port of Port Angeles also urged DOT to build on a new alignment.

    DOT is working now on bridge design, environmental issues, land acquisition, permitting and programming, Wynands said.

    ENGINEERS ARE LOOKING AT BUILDING A 36-FOOT-WIDE BRIDGE WITH 12-FOOT LANES FOR VEHICLES AND 6-FOOT PEDESTRIAN LANES, HE SAID.

    He said the hope is DOT will acquire funding during this legislative session. DOT has submitted its budget and requested about $29.5 million, he said.


  • Obama’s Infrastructure “The Fast Act”

    (a) SHORT TITLE.—This Act may be cited as the ”Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act” or the ”FAST Act”.

    TALL ORDERS, this is a 490 page document

    WITH ALL THE  DEMOCRAT’S BELLS AND WHISTLES EMBEDDED

    Elaine Chao sworn in as transportation secretary – The Washington Post

    www.washingtonpost.com/…sworn-in…transportation…/3d12bd26-e80b-11e6-903d-9b…

    Jan 31, 2017 – Elaine Chao was sworn in as transportation secretary by Vice … STORY: Trump transportation secretary pick Elaine Chao confirmed in Senate, …

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    I’m sure somebody in the Trump Administration  is reading it….
    TO FIND OUT WHAT’S IN IT.
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    I did not read the full report.
     BUT, I DID READ ENOUGH TO RED FLAG PARTS! (below)
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    Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act or the FAST Act – FHWA …

    https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/fastact/

    On December 4, 2015, President Obama signed the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act (Pub. L. No. 114-94) into law

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    THE DEMOCRAT’S FACT SHEET AND THE DEMOCRAT’S  FUNDING
    HOW MANY AMERICAN TAXPAYERS DOLLARS HAVE THEY SPENT SINCE ENACTMENT?
    HOW MUCH HAVE THEY GOT STASHED?

    Sec. 1402. Highway Trust Fund transparency and accountability.

    Sec. 1403. Additional deposits into Highway Trust Fund.

    Apportionment – FAST Act Fact Sheets – FHWA | Federal Highway …

    https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/fastact/factsheets/apportionmentfs.cfm

    Total funding for Federal-aid highway formula programs. 

    THE FAST ACT AUTHORIZES A TOTAL COMBINED AMOUNT ($39.7 BILLION IN FY 2016, $40.5 BILLION IN FY 2017, …

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    JUST ASKING? JUST SAYING…

    HOW MANY TIMES HAVE AMERICAN TAXPAYERS BEEN TAKEN BY THE GRANTED?

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    Surface Transportation Block Grant Program – FAST Act Fact Sheets …

    https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/fastact/factsheets/stbgfs.cfm

    [FAST Act § 1109(a)].

    THE STBG PROMOTES FLEXIBILITY IN STATE AND LOCAL TRANSPORTATION DECISIONS AND PROVIDES FLEXIBLE FUNDING TO BEST ADDRESS STATE AND LOCAL …

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    RED FLAGS?
    THE  DEMOCRAT’S BELLS AND WHISTLES EMBEDDED
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    TAKEN BY THE GRANTED UNDER SEC. 79002?
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    SEC. 79002. REALLOCATION OF FUNDS.

    TITLE LXXX—CHILD SUPPORT ASSISTANCE

    Sec. 80001. Requests for consumer reports by State or local child support

     enforcement agencies

    TITLE LXXVIII—TENANT INCOME VERIFICATION RELIEF

    Sec. 78001. Reviews of family incomes.

    TITLE LXXIX—HOUSING ASSISTANCE EFFICIENCY

    Sec. 79001. Authority to administer rental assistance

    Sec. 32101. Revocation or denial of passport in case of certain unpaid taxes.

    Sec. 75001. Exception to annual privacy notice requirement under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act

    Sec. 1409. Milk products.

    Sec. 24303. Vehicle event data recorder study.

    Sec. 1301. Satisfaction of requirements for certain historic sites

    Sec. 1302. Clarification of transportation environmental authorities.

    Sec. 41009. Funding for governance, oversight, and processing of environmental reviews and permits.

    Sec. 1415. Administrative provisions to encourage pollinator habitat and forage on transportation rights-of-way.

    Sec. 5512. Access to National Driver Register.

    Sec. 1413. National electric vehicle charging and hydrogen, propane, and natural gas fueling corridors.

    Sec. 1414. Repeat offender criteria.

    TITLE XLIII—PAYMENTS TO CERTIFIED STATES AND INDIAN TRIBES

    Sec. 43001. Payments from Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund

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    [PDF]FAST Act – Congress.gov

    https://www.congress.gov/114/bills/hr22/BILLS-114hr22enr.pdf

    SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

    (a) SHORT TITLE.—This Act may be cited as the ‘‘Fixing Amer-

    ica’s Surface Transportation Act’’ or the ‘‘FAST Act’’.

    (b) TABLE OF CONTENTS.—

    The table of contents for this Act is as follows:

    1. R. 22 (A 490 page report

    Subtitle C—Acceleration of Project Delivery

    Sec. 1301. Satisfaction of requirements for certain historic sites

    Sec. 1302. Clarification of transportation environmental authorities.

    Sec. 1303. Treatment of certain bridges under preservation requirements.

    Sec. 5512. Access to National Driver Register.

    PART I—DRIVER PRIVACY ACT OF 2015

    Sec. 24301. Short title.

    Sec. 24302. Limitations on data retrieval from vehicle event data recorders.

    Sec. 24303. Vehicle event data recorder study.

    TITLE XXXII—OFFSETS

    Subtitle A—Tax Provisions

    Sec. 32101. Revocation or denial of passport in case of certain unpaid taxes.

    Sec. 41007. Litigation, judicial review, and savings provision.

    Sec. 41008. Reports.

    Sec. 41009. Funding for governance, oversight, and processing of environmental

    reviews and permits.

    TITLE XLIII—PAYMENTS TO CERTIFIED STATES AND INDIAN TRIBES

    Sec. 43001. Payments from Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund

     

    DIVISION F—ENERGY SECURITY

    Sec. 61001. Emergency preparedness for energy supply disruptions.

    Sec. 61002. Resolving environmental and grid reliability conflicts.

    Sec. 61003. Critical electric infrastructure security.

    Sec. 61004. Strategic Transformer Reserve.

    Sec. 61005. Energy security valuation

    TITLE LXXV—ELIMINATE PRIVACY NOTICE CONFUSION

    Sec. 75001. Exception to annual privacy notice requirement under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act

    TITLE LXXVIII—TENANT INCOME VERIFICATION RELIEF

    Sec. 78001. Reviews of family incomes.

    TITLE LXXIX—HOUSING ASSISTANCE EFFICIENCY

    Sec. 79001. Authority to administer rental assistance

    1. R. 22—10

    Sec. 79002. Reallocation of funds.

    TITLE LXXX—CHILD SUPPORT ASSISTANCE

    Sec. 80001. Requests for consumer reports by State or local child support

     enforcement agencies

    Subtitle E—General Provisions

    Sec. 5501. Delays in goods movement.

    Sec. 5502. Emergency route working group.

     Subtitle D—Miscellaneous

    Sec. 1401. Prohibition on the use of funds for automated traffic enforcement.

    Sec. 1402. Highway Trust Fund transparency and accountability.

    Sec. 1403. Additional deposits into Highway Trust Fund.

    Sec. 1404. Design standards.

    Sec. 1405. Justification reports for access points on the Interstate System.

    Sec. 1406. Performance period adjustment.

    Sec. 1407. Vehicle-to-infrastructure equipment.

    Sec. 1408. Federal share payable.

    Sec. 1409. Milk products.

    Sec. 1410. Interstate weight limits.

    Sec. 1411. Tolling; HOV facilities; Interstate reconstruction and rehabilitation.

    Sec. 1412. Projects for public safety relating to idling trains.

    Sec. 1413. National electric vehicle charging and hydrogen, propane, and natural gas fueling corridors.

    Sec. 1414. Repeat offender criteria.

    Sec. 1415. Administrative provisions to encourage pollinator habitat and forage on transportation rights-of-way.

    Sec. 1416. High priority corridors on National Highway System.

    Sec. 1417. Work zone and guard rail safety training.

    Sec. 1418. Consolidation of programs.

    Sec. 1419. Elimination or modification of certain reporting requirements.

    Sec. 1420. Flexibility for projects.

    Sec. 1421. Productive and timely expenditure of funds.

    Sec. 1422. Study on performance of bridges.

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    TITLE LXXV—ELIMINATE PRIVACY NOTICE CONFUSION

    Sec. 75001. Exception to annual privacy notice requirement under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act

    SO WHAT’S NEW ON WIKI LEAK?

    “YEAR ZERO”… 8000 PAGES

    IN 1954 THOSE IN POWER KNEW IT WAS JUST A MATTER OF TIME.


  • Top Secret Documents Leaked?

    In 2013, a top-secret order issued by the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, which was later leaked to the media.

    Was there a top-secret  order on Russia issued by the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court  before the 2016 election?

    MARCH 6, 2017 THEY ARE ASKING IF THERE IS ANY EVIDENCE OF COLLUSION?

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    September 5, 2016
    U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies are investigating what they see as a broad covert Russian operation in the United States to sow public distrust in the upcoming presidential election and in U.S. political institutions, intelligence and congressional officials said.The aim is to understand the scope and intent of the Russian campaign, which incorporates ­cyber-tools to hack systems used in the political process, enhancing Russia’s ability to spread disinformation.The effort to better understand Russia’s covert influence operations is being coordinated by James R. Clapper Jr., the director of national intelligence. “This is something of concern for the DNI,” said Charles Allen, a former longtime CIA officer who has been briefed on some of these issues. “It is being addressed.”———————————————————————

    MARCH 6, 2017 THEY KEEP ASKING IF THERE IS ANY EVIDENCE OF COLLUSION?

    Activities authorized by Section 702 are subject to oversight by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, the Executive Branch, and Congress. They involve extensive procedures, specifically approved by the court, to ensure that only non-U.S. persons outside the U.S. are targeted, and that minimize the acquisition, retention and dissemination of incidentally acquired information about U.S. persons.

    HAS  ANY ACQUISITION OR RETENTION  OF INCIDENTALLY ACQUIRED INFORMATION FROM RUSSIAN FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE SURVEILLANCE  BEEN LEAKED AND DISSEMINATED  TO TARGET A U.S. PERSON, DONALD J. TRUMP BEFORE AND AFTER ,  HE BECAME PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA?

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    Read it again….

    Activities authorized by Section 702 are subject to oversight

    by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, the Executive Branch, and Congress.

    They involve extensive procedures, specifically approved by the court,

    TO ENSURE THAT ONLY NON-U.S. PERSONS OUTSIDE THE U.S. ARE TARGETED,

    AND THAT MINIMIZE THE ACQUISITION, RETENTION AND DISSEMINATION OF INCIDENTALLY ACQUIRED INFORMATION ABOUT U.S. PERSONS.

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    TO ENSURE OUTSIDE OF THE U.S.

    ENSURE by definition, make certain that (something) shall occur or be the case. make certain of obtaining or providing (something). make sure that (a problem) shall not occur.

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    AND TO MINIMIZE INSIDE THE U.S.A.

    MINIMIZE  by definition: reduce (something, especially something unwanted or unpleasant) to the smallest possible amount or degree. represent or estimate at less than the true value or importance.

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    ACTIVITIES AUTHORIZED BY SECTION 702

    BY THE FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE SURVEILLANCE COURT

    MUST ENSURE  THAT THE ACQUISITION OF  ACQUIRED INFORMATION IN FOREIGN WIRE TAPPING AND SPYING OUTSIDE THE  U.S. SHALL NOT BE RETAINED.

    AND ENSURE ALL INCIDENTALLY ACQUIRED INFORMATION INSIDE THE U.S.  SHALL BE QUASHED AS OUTSIDE THEIR PURVIEW OF ACTIVITIES AUTHORIZED BY SECTION 702 .

    QUASH by definition:reject or void, especially by legal procedure.

    PURVIEW by definition: the body or enacting part of a statuteb : the limit, purpose, or scope of a statute., the range or limit of authority, competence, responsibility, concern, or intention.

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    Top Secret Documents Leaked

    (June 6, 2013). “US Intelligence Mining Data from Nine U.S. Internet Companies in Broad Secret Program”. The Washington Post. Retrieved June 15,

    In 2013, a top-secret order issued by the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC, also called the FISA Court), which was later leaked to the media from documents culled by Edward Snowden, required a subsidiary of Verizon to provide a daily, on-going feed of all call detail records – including those for domestic calls – to the NSA.

    The leaked information came to light one day after the revelation that the FISA Court had been ordering a subsidiary of telecommunications company Verizon Communications to turn over to the NSA logs tracking all of its customers’ telephone calls.[17][18]

    A classified PowerPoint presentation leaked by Edward Snowden states that PRISM enables “collection directly from the servers” of Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook and other online companies.

    ANY EVIDENCE OF COLLUSION?

    Director of National Intelligence James Clapper tacitly admitted PRISM’s existence in a blog post last Thursday.

    Jun 12, 2013 – Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg called media REPORTS ABOUT PRISM … This slide draws a distinction between NSA surveillance programs that collect … collects communications “directly from the servers” of U.S. Internet companies. … the government is willing to adopt permissive interpretations of the law.

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    Files leaked by Edward Snowdon 

    PRISM IS FIVES EYES

    The leaks of the secret, English-speaking club called Five Eyes, the  formal pact in which the United States, Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand tapped phones and spied on American Allies.

    IN 2013 FIVES EYES WERE WIRE TAPPING, GERMANY, FRANCE, MEXICO, ITALY AND BRAZIL

    GLOBAL ANGER OVER LEAKS OF U.S. WIRE TAPPING, SECRET SPYING? FROM PRISM,  THE SECRET CLUB  FIVES EYES? THE SPIES? THE LEAKS? THE LIES?

    Revelations “LEAKS” of a covert U.S. Internet surveillance program, code-named Prism, caused outrage.

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel  demanded an “immediate” clarification from President Barack Obama on a spying program.

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    U.S. ‘is not monitoring and will not monitor’ the chancellor, White House spokesman says.

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    THE PRISM PROGRAM:  OUR #1 SOURCE OF RAW INTELLIGENCE

    Established in 2007, the TOP SECRET PRISM program has allowed us to closely track targeted individuals over time. Our ability to conduct live surveillance of search terms has given us important insights into their thoughts and intentions.

    Our partners at the FBI DITU (Data Intercept Technology Unit) extract information from the servers of nine major American internet companies: Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube, and Apple. This important partnership gives us direct access to audio, video, photographs, e-mails, documents and connection logs for each of these systems.

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    The strongly worded statement by German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman suggests that Germany is not fully satisfied. It demanded an “immediate and comprehensive” clarification of U.S. surveillance practices.

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    JUNE 2013

    James R. Clapper, Director of National Intelligence

    DNI Statement on Activities Authorized Under Section 702 of FISA

    The Guardian and The Washington Post articles (JUNE 6, 2013)  refer to collection of communications pursuant to Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

    Activities authorized by Section 702 are subject to oversight by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, the Executive Branch, and Congress. They involve extensive procedures, specifically approved by the court, to ensure that only non-U.S. persons outside the U.S. are targeted, and that minimize the acquisition, retention and dissemination of incidentally acquired information about U.S. persons.
    Section 702 was recently reauthorized by Congress after extensive hearings and debate.
    Information collected under this program is among the most important and valuable foreign intelligence information we collect, and is used to protect our nation from a wide variety of threats.
    The unauthorized disclosure of information about this important and entirely legal program is reprehensible and risks important protections for the security of Americans.

    James R. Clapper, Director of National Intelligence

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    U.S. ‘is not monitoring and will not monitor’ the chancellor, White House spokesman says.

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    Merkel “made clear that she views such practices, if proven true, as completely unacceptable and condemns them unequivocally,” the statement read.

    “Between close friends and partners, as Germany and the U.S. have been for decades, there should not be such monitoring of the communications of a government leader,” the statement read. “This would be a serious breach of trust. Such practices should be immediately stopped.”

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    During the cold war, THE FIVE EYES, The Five nations in which the United States, Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand tapped phones and, worked together to collect signals emanating from the Soviet Union, China, Middle Eastern states, the Far East and just about anywhere else of political interest.

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    IN 2013  IT WAS LEAKED THAT THE FIVES EYES,  UNITED STATES, BRITAIN, CANADA, AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND WERE TAPPING PHONES AND, WORKED TOGETHER TO COLLECT SIGNALS EMANATING FROM  OUR CLOSEST AMERICAN ALLIES, GERMANY, FRANCE, MEXICO, ITALY AND BRAZIL.

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    Domestic Surveillance Techniques – Our Data Collection Program

    https://nsa.gov1.info/surveillance/

    How the Domestic Surveillance Directorate collects information about U.S. citizens. … View a sample route that internet data traverses from a home in Toronto to the … The PRISM Program: Our #1 Source of Raw Intelligence …. This global heat map assigns each nation a color code based on its surveillance intensity ranging …

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    September 5, 2016
    U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies are investigating what they see as a broad covert Russian operation in the United States to sow public distrust in the upcoming presidential election and in U.S. political institutions, intelligence and congressional officials said.The aim is to understand the scope and intent of the Russian campaign, which incorporates ­cyber-tools to hack systems used in the political process, enhancing Russia’s ability to spread disinformation.The effort to better understand Russia’s covert influence operations is being coordinated by James R. Clapper Jr., the director of national intelligence. “This is something of concern for the DNI,” said Charles Allen, a former longtime CIA officer who has been briefed on some of these issues.
    “It is being addressed.”
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    MARCH 6, 2017 AND, EVERYBODY IS STILL ASKING IF THERE IS ANY EVIDENCE OF COLLUSION?

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    YOU WON’T FIND THIS ON THE LIBERAL PUBLIC NEWS MEDIA..

    Oops… Secret Classified documents for “Operation Noble Eagle” a  Canadian and U.S. combined military defense plan were accidentally leaked.

    The host of The National on Canada’s CBC, Peter Mansbridge,  called it awkward?

    Canada accidentally leaked countermeasures for a ‘9/11-style’ attack …

    www.businessinsider.com/canada-united-states-combined-defense-plan-2017-3

    3 days ago – Canada’s CN Tower is seen in the background as Marine One … secret plans that outline Canada’s military response in the event of a terror attack. … the second-highest military commander in Canada, was suspended in …

    Classified documents reveal Canada’s planned response to 9/11-style …

    www.cbc.ca/news/politics/classified-military-operation-noble-eagle-1.4004551

    3 days ago – Secret documents detailing Canada’s plans for responding to a Sept. … Classified documents reveal Canada’s planned response to 9/11-style attack. Briefing to top general includes scenario for shooting down hijacked airliner ..

    The 2017 Canadian leaks that threaten U.S. and Canadian National security are, were accidental and awkward?

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    The bottom line…

    Send the intentional leaks that threaten U.S. national security  to CONGRESS.


  • Feb 28, 2017 POTUS Executes WOTUS

    PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES (POTUS) DONALD J. TRUMP

    SIGNED AN EXECUTIVE ORDER ON WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES (WOTUS)

    Indeed, Trump Signed an Executive Order to Begin Water Rule Rollback

    In President Trump’s own words, “With today’s executive order I’m directing the EPA to take action paving the way for the elimination of this very destructive and horrible rule,” Trump said.

    “The EPA so-called Waters of the United States rule is one of the worst examples of federal regulation, and it has truly run amok, and is one of the rules most strongly opposed by farmers, ranchers and agricultural workers all across our land,” Trump said. “It’s prohibiting them from being allowed to do what they’re supposed to be doing. It has been a disaster.”

    The rule was signed by President Obama in May of 2015, (the master of several disasters) and went into effect in late August of 2015.

    President Trump’s  Director of Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt was  sworn in on Feb 17, 2017. “They” say….Scott Pruitt is the EPA’s Legal Nemesis

    POTUS Executes WOTUS

    They” say it was a hatchet job.

    “They” say 3000 jobs will be lost at the EPA.

    I say great, 3000 more ways to downsize the government

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    START HERE… WHERE EVERYTHING FEDERAL STARTS….

    Behind My Back | WOTUS “Water Runs Down Hill”

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

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

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

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

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    The EPA is earning a reputation for abuse – The Washington Post

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/…epa-is…abuse/…/gIQAucvzzT_story.html

    May 3, 2012Earlier this year, Mike and Chantell Sackett brought a case against the EPA to the Supreme Court, challenging a “compliance order” …

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    Apr 4, 2012 www.nationalreview.com/article/295188

    That subtext to the Sackett opinion is one that the lower courts (who try to avoid being overruled) can read as clearly as EPA.
    Congress should subpoena Al Armendariz, the EPA’s regional administrator, to come explain how this whole fiasco happened.
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    Apr 25, 2012 – Uploaded by Senator Jim Inhofe

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

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ze3GB_b7Nuo
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     Apr 4, 2012

    The EPA Abuses First, Apologizes Later – | National Review

    www.nationalreview.com/article/295188

    Apr 4, 2012 – EPA can issue emergency orders to anybody. The Supreme Court’s recent decision in Sackett v. EPA, which insisted that citizens hit with an …

     The EPA Abuses First, Apologizes Later
    April 4, 2012 4:00 AM @Mario_A_Loyola

    The regulatory state’s biggest bully beats up another victim.

    Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/295188

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    May 29, 2012

    Senate Republicans Request Answers on EPAís Sackett … – Inhofe

    www.inhofe.senate.gov/…/senate-republicans-request-answers-on-epais-sackett-comm…

    May 29, 2012Senate Republicans Request Answers on EPA’s Sackett Comments … Post saying that the agency is ‘earning a reputation for abuse.’ EPA …

    Just saying….

    May 29, 2012 The establishment’s GOP asked questions and talked about it

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    Sep 4, 2015

    Behind My Back | PLF lawsuit on WOTUS

    www.behindmyback.org/2015/09/04/plf-lawsuit-on-wotus/

    Sep 4, 2015 – PLF lawsuit on WOTUS Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) lawsuit … www.behindmyback.org/2014/03/12/who-is-protecting–we-the-people/.

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    Feb 11, 2016

    Behind My Back | A Wetland is A WOTUS

    www.behindmyback.org/category/a-wetland-is-a-wotus/

    Feb 11, 2016 – www.behindmyback.org/2016/04/26/let–me–ask–america-a-question/ ….. www.behindmyback.org/2015/09/04/wotus–water-runs-down-hill/.

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

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

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

    SHALL fall under the WOTUS Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Water Act and become subject to EPA review and control.

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    The EPA’s enforcement policy and tactics for WETLANDS

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

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

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

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     EPA’s enforcement tactics for oil and gas producers.

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

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

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

    Just saying…

    Apr 25, 2012 The establishment’s GOP watched it and talked about it.

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    On Feb 28, 2017 with the stroke of his pen in President Trump’s own words, “With today’s executive order I’m directing the EPA to take action paving the way for the elimination of this very destructive and horrible rule,” Trump said.

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    March 2, 2017 UNDER WOTUS, THE EPA’S  POLICY FOR ENFORCEMENT HAS  ABUSED HUNDREDS OF AMERICAN CITIZENS, INCLUDING IMPRISONMENT.

    HOW HORRIBLE IS THAT….

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    Post on Pie N Politics

    WOTUS overturned! Now pardon Joe Robertson!

    Clean Water ACT – EPA, CORRUPTION, Federal gov & land grabs, President Trump and officials
    On the back of today’s Executive Order, Joe deserves an immediate, unconditional federal pardon.
    ….
    To be Continued…