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  • Government Corruption Breeds Mistrust

    Corrupt Government leaders breed distrust through out society.

    Do You Trust the Government? 87% of Americans Don’t

    www.truth-out.org/…/25628-doyoutrust-the-government-87-o…
    Truthout

    Aug 16, 2014 – Americans are seriously lacking faith in the system – in fact, trust in the U.S. government is at an all-time low. According to the latest CNN poll, …

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     MICHIGAN’S  VAST  CORRUPTION SCANDAL?

    DETROIT — Kwame M. Kilpatrick, the former mayor of Detroit, stood before a federal judge on Thursday and apologized for putting the people of his city

    through a corruption scandal so vast that prosecutors say it helped accelerate Detroit’s march toward bankruptcy.

    Detroit was the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history

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    Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, Contractor Bobby Ferguson, and Bernard Kilpatrick Sentenced on Racketeering, Extortion, Bribery, Fraud, and Tax Charges

    On March 11, 2013, Kwame Kilpatrick was convicted on 24 federal felony counts, including mail fraud, wire fraud, and racketeering. On October 10, 2013, Kilpatrick was sentenced to 28 years in prison.

    Kwame Kilpatrick
    Kwame Kilpatrick.jpg
    68th Mayor of Detroit
    In office
    January 1, 2002 – September 18, 2008

    Kwame Malik Kilpatrick is a former Michigan state representative and Democratic mayor of Detroit. He resigned as mayor after being convicted on felony counts, including perjury and obstruction of justice

    Kwame Kilpatrick was sentenced to 28 years in federal prison for using his position as mayor of Detroit and Michigan State House Representative to execute a wide-ranging racketeering conspiracy involving extortion, bribery, and fraud.
    Bobby Ferguson was sentenced to 21 years in federal prison for being the catalyst at the center of an extortion scheme that netted him millions of dollars in city contracts.
    Bernard Kilpatrick, Kwame Kilpatrick father, was sentenced to 15 months on a charge of subscribing false tax returns. The jury was unable to reach a unanimous decision on the racketeering conspiracy charge.

    AS A RESULT OF THE LENGTHY AND WIDE-RANGING INVESTIGATION INTO CORRUPTION IN THE CITY OF DETROIT, THE GOVERNMENT HAS OBTAINED CONVICTIONS FROM 32 OTHER INDIVIDUALS.
    THE EVIDENCE PRESENTED AT TRIAL ESTABLISHED THAT KWAME KILPATRICK AND CONTRACTOR BOBBY FERGUSON PARTICIPATED IN A RACKETEERING CONSPIRACY TO FINANCIALLY ENRICH THEMSELVES, THEIR ASSOCIATES, AND THEIR FAMILIES BY USING THE POWER AND AUTHORITY OF KWAME KILPATRICK’S POSITION as mayor of Detroit, as well as his position as a member of the Michigan House of Representatives, to commit extortion, bribery, and fraud, and to defraud donors to nonprofit entities under the control of Kwame Kilpatrick and his associates, including the Kilpatrick Civic Fund, Kilpatrick for Mayor, and the Kilpatrick Inaugural Committee.

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    CORRUPTION BREEDS BANKRUPTCY?

    Detroit bankruptcy could signal national problem for U.S. …

    www.mlive.com/…/detroit/…/detroit_bankruptcy_could_si…
    Michigan Live

    Apr 19, 2015 – DETROIT, MI – Five months later, Federal Reserve officials say Detroit’s municipal bankruptcy could signal bigger problems in the United States, reuters.com reports.
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    Flint Water Crisis Could Cost US$300 Billion | News …

    www.telesurtv.net/…/FlintWaterCrisisCouldCost-US300-Billi
    TeleSUR

    2 days ago – Flint Water Crisis Could Cost US$300 Billion. Flint residents pick up bottled water and water filters at a fire station in Flint, Michigan Jan. 13, 2016. | Photo: Reuters … US & Canada Environment. Russia Today-USA Today.

    Flint Crisis Could Prompt Over $275 Billion in Water Upgrades

    TIME2 days ago

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    1 day ago – The Free Press previously reported that Flint’s water crisis has prompted the filings of a number of lawsuits that could cost Michigan taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars in damages. At least a dozen lawsuits have been filed in local, state and federal courts on behalf of …

    Flint: It’s not just about the water – CNN.com

    www.cnn.com/2016/…/flint-problems-unemployment-poverty-crim…
    CNN

    3 hours ago – FLINT, MICHIGAN’S PROBLEMS STARTED LONG BEFORE THE STATE DECLARED A STATE OF EMERGENCY OVER ITS WATER EMERGENCY
    Flint’s problems started long before Michigan declared a state of emergency.

    In 2014, the city’s population was 99,002, nearly half of what it was 50 years ago. More than 41% of Flint’s residents live below the poverty level, according to the U.S. Census. For three years running, Flint was named the most violent city in the nation, and it has — or had, depending on who you ask — a big arson problem.

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    Michigan’s state, city’s bankruptcy? corruption? 41% below poverty? most violent city in the nation? emergency of killer water? $300 billion? plus lawsuits?
    Federal Reserve officials say Detroit’s municipal bankruptcy could signal bigger problems in the United States, reuters.com reports.

    BIGGER PROBLEMS IN THE UNITED STATES?

    BIGGER THEN 35 ARRESTS FOR UP TO MORE OR LESS  25 FELONY FEDERAL CONVICTIONS ETC.

    Kwame Malik Kilpatrick (born June 8, 1970) is a former Michigan state representative and Democratic mayor of Detroit. He resigned as mayor after being convicted on felony counts, including perjury and obstruction of justice.

    Kilpatrick was sentenced to four months in jail after pleading guilty, and was released on probation after serving 99 days.

    On May 25, 2010, he was sentenced to 18 months to 5 years in prison for violating his probation, and served time at the Oaks Correctional Facility in northwest Michigan.
    On March 11, 2013, Kilpatrick was convicted on 24 federal felony counts, including mail fraud, wire fraud, and racketeering. On October 10, 2013, Kilpatrick was sentenced to 28 years in prison.

    DETROIT — Kwame M. Kilpatrick, the former mayor of Detroit, stood before a federal judge on Thursday and apologized for putting the people of his city through a corruption scandal so vast that prosecutors say it helped accelerate Detroit’s march toward bankruptcy.

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    January 27, 2016
    No country is free of corruption. It is a severe problem in more than two-thirds of countries globally, some of which are major global economic powers, according to Transparency International’s 2015 Corruption PERCEPTIONS Index

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    HOWEVER, THE CORRUPTION PERCEPTIONS INDEX SCORES

    ARE NOT BASED ON THE VIEWS OF ORDINARY PEOPLE

    ARE YOU AN ORDINARY  HARDWORKING AMERICA CITIZEN?

    DO YOU TRUST THE GOVERNMENT?

    87% of Americans Don’t

    WHO DO YOU TRUST TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN?

    I’M VOTING FOR TRUMP

    BECAUSE NO FREE AMERICAN CITIZEN

    SHOULD ALLOW THE  GOP ESTABLISHMENT TO MANIPULATE 

    CANDIDATES AND  ULTIMATELY DECIDE WHO IS REPRESENTING  OUR COUNTRY IN THE PRIMARIES.

    AMERICAN VOTERS MUST DECIDE WHO IS ELECTED THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

    NOT A SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP
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    Simple Definition of corruption. : dishonest or illegal behavior especially by powerful people (such as government officials or police officers) : the act of corrupting someone or something.

    January 27, 2016
    No country is free of corruption. It is a severe problem in more than two-thirds of countries globally, some of which are major global economic powers, according to Transparency International’s 2015 Corruption PERCEPTIONS Index

    Some, such as Libya, Iraq, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen, are what some people call failed states. In these countries, “corruption is really an effect of a fully collapsing state and people are using all means available just to get by, and that involves corruption,” Heinrich said.

    THE INDEX CONSIDERS THE LEVELS OF BRIBERY, EMBEZZLEMENT, FREEDOM OF INFORMATION, AND OTHER CORRUPT PRACTICES. IT DOES NOT, HOWEVER, CAPTURE ALL FORMS OF CORRUPTION. It is difficult to measure the bribery practices of multinational corporations while doing business abroad, for example. IN ADDITION, THE CORRUPTION PERCEPTIONS INDEX SCORES ARE NOT BASED ON THE VIEWS OF ORDINARY PEOPLE. RATHER, the rank is based on the opinions of corruption experts.

    In order to identify the 15 most corrupt countries in the world, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the lowest 15 index scores from Transparency International’s 2015

    CORRUPTION PERCEPTIONS INDEX OF 168 COUNTRIES. NATIONS WERE ASSESSED BY EXPERTS AS PART OF A VARIETY OF DATA SOURCES. NATIONAL ECONOMIC DATA CAME FROM THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND (IMF). GDP per capita figures are based on purchasing power parity

    The Most Corrupt Countries in the World – 24/7 Wall St.

    247wallst.com/special…/01/…/the-mostcorruptcountries-in-the-world-3/

    Jan 27, 2016 – Source: Thinkstock No country is free of corruption. It is a severe problem in more than two-thirds of countries globally, some of which are major …
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  • 2015 Back to the WAR on Wild

    2015 Back to the WAR on Wild

    SO? WA STATE elected representatives, SENATOR MURRAY AND REPRESENTATIVE KILMER have renewed their push for  “MORE WILD” WILDERNESS” ….

    Jun 4, 2015 Press Release (WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Today, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Representative Derek Kilmer (WA-06) introduced the Wild Olympics Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 2015 to protect environmentally sensitive parts of the Olympic Peninsula, support outdoor recreation opportunities, and preserve and grow jobs on the Olympic Peninsula. 

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    Comments on the liberal 2015 “Wild” Disabling Act

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    May 17, 2012

    An observation on “WILD” from Pearl Rains Hewett – Pie N …

    pienpolitics.com/?p=9958

    An observation on “WILD” from Pearl Rains Hewett. May 17, 2012WILD OLYMPICS over 300 million are deprived the full use and enjoyment of the public …

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    AND? ” This MORE Wild Olympics” Wilderness “WORKS” FOR SENATOR MURRAY AND REPRESENTATIVE KILMER?

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    AND? How does MORE “Wild Olympics” Wilderness WORK for LOCAL PEOPLE?

    MORE  “Wild Olympics” Wilderness Works for?

    Seasonal tourism jobs

    Poverty level income

    Part time, minimum wage employment

    Seasonal Unemployment

    Seasonal Welfare

    Poverty level income

    Entitlement to food stamps

    Entitlement to free hot lunches

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    MORE “Wild Olympics” Wilderness WORKS TO?

    Deprive over 300 million American people of the full use and enjoyment of all National Parks

    Regulate and restrict

    Limit public access

    Restrict Handicap use

    Impose quotas

    Close roads

    Close hiking trails

    Close campgrounds

    Close day use picnic areas

    Lock up Public land

    Gate Public land

    Prohibit motorized recreational vehicles

    Prohibits motorized response to wild fires

    Prohibit motorized boats

    Take more Public Trust Land

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    How  does MORE work for over 300 million Americans?

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

    ALL DESIGNATED AS “WILD”  WILDERNESS NATIONAL PUBLIC PARK LAND

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

    ALL NATIONAL PARK WILDERNESS LAND DEPRIVES OVER 300 MILLION AMERICAN PEOPLE OF THE FULL USE AND ENJOYMENT OF ALL NATIONAL PARKS

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    AND IN 2015 MURRAY AND KILMER WANT MORE “WILDNESS”? …. WILD OLYMPICS WILDERNESS AND WILD AND SCENIC RIVERS ACT?

    INITIALLY TAKING? AND CREATING 9.1 MILLION ACRES OF WILD LANDS?

    CONGRESS  has habitually USED their power to “WILD AMERICA’S NATIONAL PUBLIC PARKS PUBLIC LAND” TO TAKE, EXPAND AND EXPEND, USING OUR TAX DOLLARS,

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    2015 SO? SENATOR MURRAY AND REPRESENTATIVE KILMER HAVE RENEWED THEIR PUSH ON MORE “WILD”….

    The Bills are S 1510 and HR 2665, but the bills have not been made available publicly yet?

    KILMER AND MURRAY  “DON’T WORK” FOR PEOPLE

    THEY DON’T WORK FOR PUBLIC ACCESS TO PUBLIC LAND

    THEY “DON’T WORK” FOR THE ECONOMY

    THEY “DON’T WORK” TO SUPPORT OUR LOCAL WORKING FAMILIES, JOBS AND ECONOMY.

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    SHALL AMERICAN CITIZENS “WAIT” until they are passed to find out what is in them?

    Absolutely not.. when political push on “WILD” comes to shove?

    Back to The Wild Olympics Scam

    BACK TO THE TRENCHES, Back to the “STOP WILD OLYMPICS” Headquarters at Amanda Park, back to the sign making AND POSTING OF SIGNS ON THE OLYMPIC PENINSULA

    Back to the WAR on Wild (WOW) postings on my website

    THE WILD US government has pushed us around enough

    THE WILD US government has pushed us off enough

    THE WILD US government has pushed on us enough

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    PUT ALL OF THIS  in the window of the STOP WILD OLYMPICS HEADQUARTERS  at Amanda Park It’s right on Hiway 101.

    PUT ALL OF THIS  In very busy business places, both for locals and tourists and right next to the public Bus Stop too, serving Grays Harbor & the Jefferson Shuttle to forks..

    PUT ALL OF THIS up for those waiting for the bus and always scanning the windows.

    PUT ALL OF THIS  up for tourists and travelers taking a road breather and those stopping for supplies that always read it too.

    PUT ALL OF THIS  New input material up where it will do the most good, POST ROADSIDE SIGNS, POST IT IN EVERY BUSINESS IN TOWN,  PLASTER IT UP  EVERYWHERE FOR PUBLIC VIEW.

    POST IT IN EVERY BUSINESS IN TOWN THAT OPPOSES Kilmer and Murray’s 2015 THE WILD OLYMPICS WILDERNESS AND WILD AND SCENIC RIVERS ACT

    PRINT IT OUT, HAND IT OUT, BUMPER STICK IT.. STICK IT ON TELEPHONE POLES…

    Stick it under wiper blades…

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    Behind My Back | Part 1 (WOW) a War on Wild?

    www.behindmyback.org/2014/01/27/part1-wow-a-war-on-wild/

    Jan 27, 2014 – Now is the time for many of us to speak of a War On Wild and keep our … What has a War on Wild got to with a predictable future of more wild …

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    ·         PART (12) WOW Deprived of Our Use

    Posted on by Pearl Rains Hewett Comment

    PART (12) WOW  Deprived of Our Use

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

    IS THERE A PROBLEM?

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

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

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    WHAT’S THE  PROBLEM?

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

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

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

    LAYING DOWN FEDERAL LAWS THAT CONFLICT WITH AMERICAN SOVEREIGNTY

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

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    Indeed, the American People have been TAKEN by CONGRESS.

    INITIALLY TAKING? AND CREATING 9.1 MILLION ACRES OF WILD LANDS

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

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

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

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

    ALL DESIGNATED AS “WILD”  WILDERNESS NATIONAL PUBLIC PARK LAND

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    PROBLEMS WITH WILDERNESS?

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

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

    CONTROLLED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

    ENFORCED BY THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

    GRANTED  WITH TAXPAYERS $$$

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

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

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

    AND, “WE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE” WERE USED

    AS THE DEEP POCKETS TO FINANCE ALL OF IT.

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    NOW, JUNE 9, 2015 OVER THREE YEARS OLD… HOW WILD IS THAT?

    An observation on “WILD” from Pearl Rains Hewett

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

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

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

    AND ON EVERY WILD AND SCENIC RIVER.

    WILD OLYMPICS vs  OVER 300 MILLION AMERICAN CITIZENS DEPRIVED

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

    IN JUST THE OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK

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

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

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

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

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

    Pearl Rains Hewett

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

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

    USE by definition, employ something for purpose?

    TO THE BENEFIT OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE?

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

     


  • Drought? Piped Irrigation,Tailwater, BMP

    Drought? Piped Irrigation, Tailwater FC , BMP

    In response to three (3) questions on BMP for Dungeness drought irrigation water.

    Asked after the Sequim Community Drought Forum

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    When we have irrigation water coming from the river into the irrigation pipes past our house and I don’t use it so it just keeps flowing down hill till someone does use it,

    but what happens if it doesn’t get used?

    Does it just dump out in the sound like the river does?

    Or is there an end to the pipe?

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    Great drought questions. Complicated answer.

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    START HERE

    Dungeness River Targeted Watershed Initiative FINAL …  a 47 page report

    www.jamestowntribe.org/…/nrs/TWG_Final%20Report-compressed.pdf

    Dungeness Watershed on the Olympic Peninsula, Washington……………………………. …. NAME OF PROJECT. ….. An extensive irrigation system, which diverts river.

    snippets from the  47 page report

    A statistical evaluation of the effectiveness of best management practice BMPs from Task 2

    (i.e. IRRIGATION PIPING and septic system repairs) for remediating FECAL COLIFORM (FC) BACTERIA.

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    Piping irrigation ditches is considered a best management practice (BMP) for water conservation by preventing conveyance losses.

    Since the water conveyance system is enclosed in a pipe, the possibility of contaminants (fecal coliform (FC)) entering the system is greatly reduced, and if the pipeline is closed at the end, there is no spilling of excess tailwater at the downstream end of the irrigation system

    Monitoring for the effectiveness of irrigation piping was problematic in the sense that downstream samples could not be collected in most cases since the source water was eliminated.

    (all used for irrigating?)

    At one downstream location, the tailwater from a bluff ditch station (IRR-3) that emptied into the Bay was monitored after piping was complete because regulations required that a stormwater conveyance ditch be reconstructed above the pipe to continue to convey runoff.

    After piping, the fecal coliform FC concentration in the stormwater runoff conveyance was not significantly different than before the piping.

    Further analysis examined the impact of piping on tailwater discharge into Dungeness Bay,

    comparing data before and after the piping at three marine monitoring sites located near the freshwater bluff ditch sites. While this was statistically significant,

    it has little meaning from a water quality improvement standpoint.

    A number of benefits of irrigation piping can clearly be demonstrated such as water conservation, reduced ditch maintenance and efficient water delivery,

    However, the empirical evidence of reduction in fecal coliform FC was not clearly apparent from this study.

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    Expanded snippets, the full 47 page report is online

    Dungeness River Targeted Watershed Initiative FINAL …

    www.jamestowntribe.org/…/nrs/TWG_Final%20Report-compressed.pdf

    Dungeness Watershed on the Olympic Peninsula, Washington……………………………. …. NAME OF PROJECT. ….. An extensive irrigation system, which diverts river.

    Effectiveness Monitoring of Fecal Coliform Bacteria and Nutrients in the Dungeness Watershed, Washington

    Battelle PNWD-4054-3

    Pacific Northwest Division

    Richland, Washington 99352

    Prepared for:

    Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe in fulfillment of Task 3 (Effectiveness Monitoring Study) of the Dungeness River Watershed Final Work plan for the EPA Targeted Watershed Grant Program (2004)

    October 2009

     This study was conducted as part of an Environmental Protection Agency EPA Targeted Watershed Grant awarded to the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe in 2004 that focused surface water cleanup efforts in the lower Dungeness Watershed and Dungeness Bay in Washington State

     http://www.jamestowntribe.org/programs/nrs/FINAL_EM_RPT%28Oct_09%29v_2.pdf

    Piping irrigation ditches is considered a best management practice (BMP) for water conservation by preventing conveyance losses.

    Since the water conveyance system is enclosed in a pipe, the possibility of contaminants entering the system is greatly reduced, and if the pipeline is closed at the end, there is no spilling of excess tailwater at the downstream end of the irrigation system

    Monitoring for the effectiveness of irrigation piping was problematic in the sense that downstream samples could not be collected in most cases since the source water was eliminated. Median concentrations from the two upstream stations were 10 and 128 CFU/100 ml.

    At one downstream location, the tailwater from a bluff ditch station (IRR-3) that emptied into the Bay was monitored after piping was complete because regulations required that a stormwater conveyance ditch be reconstructed above the pipe to continue to convey runoff.

    After piping, the fecal coliform FC concentration in the stormwater runoff conveyance was not significantly different than before the piping.

    Further analysis examined the impact of piping on tailwater discharge into Dungeness Bay,

    comparing data before and after the piping at three marine monitoring sites located near the freshwater bluff ditch sites.

    One marine station, DOH-110 was significantly different before and after piping. However, the geometric mean at this site before piping

    was 7 CFU/100 ml and after the piping was 4 CFU/100 ml. While this was statistically significant, it has little meaning from a water quality improvement standpoint.

    A number of benefits of irrigation piping can clearly be demonstrated such as water conservation, reduced ditch maintenance and efficient water delivery, however the empirical evidence of reduction in fecal coliform FC was not clearly apparent from this study.

    In the case where an irrigation ditch was piped to eliminate tailwater, but the piped ditch closely coupled the path of a stormwater runoff conveyance into the Bay, the benefits were reduced.

    However, the potential source of contamination to this ditch is from a much smaller geographic area than prior to piping when several miles of open irrigation ditch led to this discharge location

    A statistical evaluation of the effectiveness of BMPs from Task 2(i.e. irrigation piping and septic system repairs)for remediating fecal coliform bacteria. The my core mediation best management practice BMP effectiveness is discussed in a separate report (Thomas et al. 2009)

    The overall results of this study have not shown an improvement in surface water quality with respect to fecal coliform bacteria in the Dungeness watershed or Dungeness Bay within the last 10 years. However, water quality conditions have not declined within the watershed either.

    This is notable when considering the population within the  Dungeness watershed has steadily increased during this time period.

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    In fact, asking your three short questions was the prelude to the following.

    Finding the answer was a bit more complicated. It took several hours of research going from one website to another.

    However, it was time well spent, in connecting the dots, many vital failures of public notification shall now become open, transparent and someone must be held accountable.

    In one of the following documents the FAILURE OF DUE PROCESS, failure of legal requirements for public notification of public meetings was mentioned and what remedial actions must be taken to comply with the WA State Public Meeting Act.

    This documented information of PUBLIC MEETINGS without legal, public notification, participation and public comment  SPANS A VERY LONG PERIOD IN TIME.

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    The more “We the People” know and can document, the better. Another chapter in the book of revelations by Pearl Revere

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    I found this.. I did not research it,  It was mentioned briefly at the Drought Forum, But who knew why?

    2015 Emergency Drought affect on More Creek Water users?

    Technical Memorandum – Clallam County

    www.clallam.net/environment/…/SSA_Memo_Final.pdf

    Clallam County

    “Morse Creek is the largest of the independent drainages to salt water between the Dun- …. of 3,800′. It is the westernmost stream influenced directly by Dungeness area irrigation ….. Since 2000 the piping of many reaches of irrigation ditch has re- ….. Thus, the occurrence of baseflow in this reach expands and contracts up-.

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     2015 Dungeness Watershed (7) irrigation systems

    More images for irrigation systems in the dungeness watershed

    one diagram shows two pipeline that end dumping into the bay

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    Minutes – January 13, 2015 – Clallam CD

    www.clallamcd.org/storage/dist-business/…/Minutes2015-0113.pdf

    Jan 13, 2015 – Ben Smith informed the Board that the Water Users Association (WUA), … The WUA has not drafted a proposal yet, but wanted to see first if the …

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    Minutes – January 13, 2015 – Clallam CD

    www.clallamcd.org/storage/dist-business/…/Minutes2015-0113.pdf

    Jan 13, 2015 – Interlocal Agreement with Clallam County for Pollution Identification & Correction (PIC) Planning…PIC Implementation I … finalizing the contract after removing Addendum A (relating to co-location of offices). … DUNGENESS IRRIGATION DISTRICT DITCH PIPING PROIECT’ in the amount of$l,0| 1.19. … Ben Smith informed the Board that the Water Users Association (WUA), …

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    Dungeness River Targeted Watershed Initiative FINAL …

    www.jamestowntribe.org/…/nrs/TWG_Final%20Report-compressed.pdf

    Dungeness Watershed on the Olympic Peninsula, Washington……………………………. …. NAME OF PROJECT. ….. AN EXTENSIVE IRRIGATION SYSTEM, WHICH DIVERTS RIVER.

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    November 12, 2014 APPROVED Meeting Notes Dungeness …

    home.olympus.net/~dungenesswc/docs/…/2014-11%20notes.pdf

    Nov 12, 2014 – Jennifer Bond, Clallam Conservation District … I. Introductions/Review Agenda/Review & Approve October DRMT Draft … District, provided an update presentation on the PIC (Pollution. Identification and Correction) Plan project status. …. Will look at opportunities for revising program in ways that would …

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    October 23, 2014 – Clallam CD

    www.clallamcd.org/storage/…/agenda…/20141023_PIC_Agenda__Notes…

    Oct 23, 2014 – AGENDA. Pollution Identification & Correction Planning Meeting … Bond (CCD), Matt Heins (CCD), Stephanie Zurenko (DOE), Ivan … Jennifer and Andy gave a presentation on the draft PIC plan to the … Hansi also briefed the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe’s Natural Resources Committee on the status of the.

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    My first Google search diagramhttps://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=2015+dungeness+watershed+%287%29+irrigation+systems+diagram

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    Documented questions on irrigation water

    —– Original Message —–

    From: “diane <

    To: “pearl hewett” <phew@wavecable.com>

    Sent: Monday, May 25, 2015 3:56 PM

    Subject: Re: Citizen Review on Our Drought Forum

    Pearl please forgive the silliness of my question.

    When we have irrigation water coming from the river into the irrigation pipes past our house and I don’t use it so it just keeps flowing down hill till someone does use it, but what happens if it doesn’t get used? Does it just dump out in the sound like the river does? Or is there an end to the pipe? OK that is my question for today.

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    Diane,

    Please forgive me for MY DOCUMENTED, convoluted extremely complex and difficult to follow intricately folded, twisted, coiled, complicated, sometimes, depends, on usually, or not, response to your (3) DROUGHT irrigation water questions.

    Pearl

     


  • U.S. Weather Modification Nov. 1966

    U.S. Weather Modification Nov. 1966

    WEATHER MODIFICATION ICAS Report No. 10a November 1966

    THIS IS A 97 PAGE U.S. GOVERNMENT DOCUMENT

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

    snippets

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

    weather modification, particularly on the effects of seedinq clouds with

    such materials as – silver iodide crystals.

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

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

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

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    WEATHER MODIFICATION ICAS Report No. 10a November 1966

    A Recommended National Program In WEATHER MODIFICATION

    A Report to the Interdepartmental Committee for Atmospheric Sciences

    by Homer E. Newell

    Associate Administrator for Space Science and Application

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration Washington, D.C.

    Interdepartmental Committee for Atmospheric Sciences

    The gradually accumulating evidence of positive results from efforts at

    weather modification led the Committee on Atmospheric Sciences of the

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

    on Weather and Climate Modification “to undertake a deliberate and

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

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

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

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

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

    weather and climate modification.

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    This is the comment that prefaced the above.

    Dane Wigington
    geoengineeringwatch.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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     APRIL 19, 2015

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

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

    WHAT WENT WRONG WITH HAARP?

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

    WHERE THERE HARMFUL CONSEQUENCES OF WEATHER MODIFICATION ACTIVITY?

     1. What did HAARP do?

    2. Did HAARP change the humidity?

    3. Did HAARP change weather?

    4.Did HAARP change the climate?

    5. Did HAARP change the JET STREAM?

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

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    HAARP

    The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program – NRL

    www.nrl.navy.mil/…technology

    United States Naval Research Laboratory

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

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     GOD FORBID THAT ANY AMERICAN CITIZEN COMPLAIN?

      Are they Crazy or WHAT?

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

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

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

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

    About that  “ACTIVE AURORAL” ?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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     APRIL 19, 2015

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

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

    Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs)

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

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     Study finds more evidence for link between wavy jet stream …

    phys.org › Earth › Earth Sciences

    Phys.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

    snippets

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

    weather modification, particularly on the effects of seedinq clouds with

    such materials as – silver iodide crystals.

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

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

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    IF YOU WANT TO READ MORE?

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

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

     If you’ve got a few hours?

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

    British Columbia Chemtrail Alert | Monitoring & tracking the …

    https://britishcolumbiachemtrailalert.wordpress.com/

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

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

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

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

     


  • New Zealand’s Logging History

    New Zealand’s  History of Logging

    2. Impacts and effectiveness of logging bans in natural …

    HMMM… THIS REVIEW COVERS THE EVOLUTION OF THE COUNTRY’S LOGGING BAN SINCE THE EARLY 1970S, when the Government decided to phase out the last logging operations on State-owned natural forests in the WEST COAST REGION. the role of Government in forestry and the future use of natural forests during the last three decades. THE EVENTS THAT PLAYED MAJOR ROLES IN THE WAY LOGGING RESTRICTIONS HAVE BEEN IMPLEMENTED.

    AFTER FORESTS WITHIN CATCHMENT PROTECTION AREAS, NATIONAL PARKS, AND OTHER KEY RESERVE AREAS ARE REMOVED FROM THE AVAILABLE HARVEST AREA, AN ESTIMATED 930 000 HA OF LOGGED AND UNLOGGED FORESTS ON STATE LANDS REMAIN DIRECTLY AFFECTED BY THE LOGGING BAN.

    snippet Social implications

    The impacts on employment and income generation from logging restrictions have been felt most in the smaller milling-dependant communities. The pre-1987 restrictions especially affected people living in communities in the central North Island, South Island West Coast, and Southland, which served older mills cutting natural timber. Some smaller isolated towns, notably those serving larger mills, lost substantial populations or closed completely. Some regional communities also supported farming and other activities, or alternative employment was available in the planted forest operations.

    DOES THIS SOUND VAGUELY FAMILIAR? OR ALL TO FAMILIAR?

     OH, YES, BUT, THAT’S  NOT ABOUT THE U.S. GOVERNMENT

     THAT’S ABOUT NEW ZEALAND

    Indeed, there is a difference.

    NEW ZEALAND DIDN’T HAVE THE ENDANGERED SPOTTED OWL

    AND NEW ZEALAND BANNED THE EXPORT OF TIMBER.

    Of course, in the United States of America, IT’S JUST THE HANDWRITING ON THE WALL

    IN NEW ZEALAND IT IS THE FEDERAL STATE LAW.

    PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ THE

    2. Impacts and effectiveness of logging bans in natural …

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    If the U.S. congress is first allowed to legislate “WILD” and “VOTE”  to make all public trust and National Park land “WILD FIRST “?  Shall THE U.S. FEDERAL  GOVERNMENT, by due process, automatically  remove the legal entitlement of income we the people have from The Enabling Act?

      Behind My Back | The ENABLING ACT February 22, 1889

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

    Mar 9, 2014 – Way back then, the Federal Government and the elected representative gave to and enabled American citizens, they made donations of public …

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    NEW ZEALAND’S  HISTORY OF LOGGING

    https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=2.nEW+ZELAND+Impacts+and+effectiveness+of+logging+bans+in+natural+…

    2. Impacts and effectiveness of logging bans in natural …

    www.fao.org/docrep/…/x6967e05.ht…

    Food and Agriculture Organization

    New Zealand’s natural forests have been the subject of protracted public and … which eventually became the main source of timber in New Zealand. Another was the reorganization of the Government natural resources … However, much of the natural forests in all ownerships cover steep land and other protection areas. New Zealand’s renewable plantation forests.

    http://www.fao.org/docrep/003/x6967e/x6967e05.htm

    2. IMPACTS AND EFFECTIVENESS OF LOGGING BANS IN NATURAL FORESTS: NEW ZEALAND

     ALAN REID

    INTRODUCTION

    New Zealand’s natural forests have been the subject of protracted public and political debate regarding the role of Government in forestry and the future use of natural forests during the last three decades. THIS REVIEW COVERS THE EVOLUTION OF THE COUNTRY’S LOGGING BAN SINCE THE EARLY 1970S, when public interest and disquiet over natural forest management became prominent, through late 1999 when the Government decided to phase out the last logging operations on State-owned natural forests in the West Coast region.

    Some events played major roles in the way logging restrictions have been implemented. One was the development of planted forests of introduced species, which eventually became the main source of timber in New Zealand. Another was the reorganization of the Government natural resources administration in the mid-1980s, which resulted in the separation of commercial planted forests and natural forests.

    Prior to these events, large areas of natural forests covering New Zealand’s rugged and erosion-prone terrain were also set aside for water and soil protection. Such reservation became a feature of forest management when the first Government policy on natural forest management and timber sales was formulated.

    The exclusion of timber harvests from other natural forests, as a matter of national policy for conservation reasons, is a relatively recent development in New Zealand. Logging restrictions followed growing public interest in natural forest management in the 1970s, and subsequent political changes affecting forestry administration. The Government reorganized the natural forest administration in 1987. Maturing planted forests provide alternative raw material in many parts of the country, cushioning the effect of these changes in the forest industry.

    After 1987, new policies and legislation focused on private forests. Timber harvests have not been banned in these forests. Commercial timber harvests are, however, restricted by export, sawmilling, and sustainable forest management constraints.

    NATURAL FOREST AREAS AFFECTED BY LOGGING BANS

    Logging restrictions eventually will apply to about 5.1 million ha of New Zealand’s State-owned natural forests. An additional 142 000 ha of State-owned natural forests and about 1.3 million ha of private forests are subject to restrictions that limit commercial timber harvest according to sustainable forest management guidelines. However, much of the natural forests in all ownerships cover steep land and other protection areas. AFTER FORESTS WITHIN CATCHMENT PROTECTION AREAS, NATIONAL PARKS, AND OTHER KEY RESERVE AREAS ARE REMOVED FROM THE AVAILABLE HARVEST AREA, AN ESTIMATED 930 000 HA OF LOGGED AND UNLOGGED FORESTS ON STATE LANDS REMAIN DIRECTLY AFFECTED BY THE LOGGING BAN. Similarly, about 670 000 ha of private forests are potentially available for commercial management, although only about 124 000 ha of this area are currently of commercial interest.

    snippet, Social implications

    The impacts on employment and income generation from logging restrictions have been felt most in the smaller milling-dependant communities. The pre-1987 restrictions especially affected people living in communities in the central North Island, South Island West Coast, and Southland, which served older mills cutting natural timber. Some smaller isolated towns, notably those serving larger mills, lost substantial populations or closed completely. Some regional communities also supported farming and other activities, or alternative employment was available in the planted forest operations.

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    The Outrage of WA DNR Logging? I posted it on my website.

    As usual, one thing led to another, connecting the dots.

    THE IGNORANCE OF THE UNIFORMED PUBLIC ON LOGGING AND HARVESTING? Federal Public Trust Land, WA State Public Trust Land  and  the entire private forest land industry has a very serious impact on the economy of the of Washington State.

    As usual, one thing led to another, dot to dot.

    (instant visual identification of a tree farm, for the tourists)

     PHOTOS OF TREE FARMS IN NEW ZEALAND

    George C. Rains Sr. my Dad, as a private property owner of 3000 acres of timberland in Clallam County WA.  made a trip to New Zealand.  I have his photo album of that New Zealand trip. He took pictures of tree farms. They were beautiful, they looked exactly like a farm, the trees were lined up like corn rows, evenly spaced,  no under growth, and easily identifiable from a distance as a  renewable tree farm.

     RESEARCHING THE  FOLLOWING WAS WHY GEORGE C. RAINS SR.  FLEW TO NEW ZEALAND

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    WHAT CAN AMERICAN CITIZENS  LEARN FROM  NEW ZEALAND’S LOGGING  HISTORY?

    LOOKING BACK AND MOVING FORWARD?

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    NEW ZEALAND’S RENEWABLE PLANTATION FORESTS.

    Jenkin’s range of timber products are made from radiata pine grown in NEW ZEALAND’S RENEWABLE PLANTATION FORESTS.

    http://jenkin.co.nz/why-wood

    Why Wood | Jenkin Timber Ltd

    jenkin.co.nz/why-wood

    Wood is also a most renewable and sustainable building material. The cycle of planting and … For further information on finger-jointing visit www.nzwood.co.nz.

    Wood has long been a popular choice for building. It is an attractive natural product that offers design flexibility, durability, and thermal, acoustic, and fire performance. Wood is also a most renewable and sustainable building material. The cycle of planting and harvesting of plantation forests results in the removal and storage of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. This helps make timber an environmentally friendly choice for anyone concerned about their carbon footprint.

    Jenkin’s range of timber products are made from radiata pine grown in New Zealand’s renewable plantation forests.

    AS A RESULT OF DECADES OF INVESTMENT IN FORESTRY RESEARCH, New Zealand’s radiata pine forests produce timber of uniform density and colour. This timber is finger-jointed which improves on the original physical and structural characteristics of radiata pine by over 400%.

    Jenkin exclusively uses timber produced in New Zealand’s radiata pine plantation forests. The timber from these forests meets the standards set by the international Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) for environmentally responsible, socially beneficial, and economically viable forest management. This means Jenkin can supply product that carries the prized FSC® certification.

    When you choose a New Zealand manufactured pine product made from timber sourced from one of our sustainably managed forests you are making a responsible choice.

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    New Zealand

    www.fao.org/…/003/…/Y1720E19.H…

    Food and Agriculture Organization

    (Note: New Zealand’s domestic market for forest products is estimated at … Annual new plantation development in 2000 was 37 440 ha plus around 30 000 ha …. Many New Zealand exporters use the themes of environmental friendly, renewable … Employment statistics: The New Zealand forest industry employs around 25 …

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    r6Killerby.doc – unece

    www.unece.org/…/tim

    United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

    The New Zealand timber industry has responded with User Guides and Design … The country currently has 1.8 million hectares of commercial plantation forest, with … New Zealand producers tend to often emphasise the versatile, reliable, renewable ….. OWNERS ASSOCIATION 2002a: Forestry Facts and Figures 2002/03.

     


  • The Three Monkeys Immigration Act

    The Three Monkeys Immigration Act

    Did you Send Your immigration concerns to your WA DC  elected  Representatives?

    I sent three.

    About the 57,000 illegal alien immigration CRISIS?

    About the  57,000  illegal alien immigration DISASTER?

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     What was your  WA DC  Representative’s Robo- Response?

    What immigration Crisis? What immigration disaster?

    Mine, ALL THREE,  all kind of, well sort of, went  like this.

    THE THREE MONKEYS IMMIGRATION ACT?

    “See no evil, speak no evil, hear no evil”

    • In the Western world both the proverb and the image are often used to refer to a lack of moral responsibility on the part of people who refuse to acknowledge impropriety, looking the other way or feigning ignorance.

    1. Rep. Derek Kilmer

    2. Senator Maria Cantwell

    3. Senator Patty Murray

    THE WA DC UNINFORMED IGNORANCE ACT ?

    The Crisis?  What Crisis? The immigration disaster? What immigration disaster?

    I didn’t know anything about it, until I saw it on the NEWS!

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    And, indeed,  there are many paragraphs,  in the WA DC ROBO-RESPONSE

    dedicated to the “SOB STORY”

    Blah… Blah… Blah…

    If you’ve seen one?  You’ve seen them all.

    Dear Friend,

    Thank you for contacting me about the increase of unaccompanied minors crossing into our nation in the last year. I appreciate you talking the time to share your thoughts with me.

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    The immigration $$$  Crisis? What $$$ Crisis? The $$$ disaster? What $$$ disaster?

    The $3.7 BILLION DOLLAR DUMPING FEE

    Posted on my website July 15,2014

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    The Crest Act? Gag Orders? Plus? Posted on Jul 29, 2014

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    I PROPOSE

    THE MONOPOLY IMMIGRATION REFORM ACT?

    WHERE IT IS WRITTEN IN THE CARDS (CONGRESSIONAL LEGISLATION) THAT “WE THE PEOPLE”

    SHALL SEND THE ILLEGAL ALIEN IMMIGRANTS  DIRECTLY TO BACK TO WHERE THEY CAME FROM…

     THEY DO NOT PASS GO

     THEY DO NOT COLLECT $200.00 DOLLARS

     THEY JUST GO …PERIOD.

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    The following information was  submitted:

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

    The Crest Act? Gag Orders? Plus? Posted on Jul 29, 2014

    THE CREST ACT? THE MONOPOLY ACT?

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    And,  most certainly in all FAIRNESS  we must allow our elected representatives to PLEAD

    “THE WA DC “UNINFORMED IGNORANCE ACT” ?

     I didn’t know anything about it, until I saw it on the NEWS!

    Welcome to Obama’s  OPEN AND TRANSPARENT GOVERNMENT ACT?

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    REPORTED  THURSDAY, AUGUST 07, 2014

    08/07/2014 7:00 am EDT Reuters  Posted:

    Americans Deeply Worried Illegal Immigration Is Threatening U.S. Way Of Life, Economy

    The immigration Crisis?  What Crisis? The disaster? What disaster?

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    The Magic Immigration Disappearing ACT?

    NOW YOU SEE THEM? NOW YOU DON’T? 57,000 ILLEGAL’S?

    “THE NEW IMMIGRATION “CATCH AND RELEASE” ILLEGAL ALIENS ACT”

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    REPORTED  THURSDAY, AUGUST 07, 2014

    Eric Odom is on site in McAllen, Texas, a border town at the epicenter of the Obama Invasion. Eric spoke to me from the McAllen bus terminal where illegals by the thousands have been dropped off and mainstreamed into American society.

    Eric said the station was full of illegals — mostly women, some with children — who were getting bus tickets out of south Texas and into America’s heartland. “Another bus in coming right now,” Eric told me.

    And another.

    And another.

    Our contacts tell us that over the past two weeks there has been a dramatic increase in the number of illegals coming over and being fast-tracked into American society.

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    The immigration Crisis?  What Crisis? The disaster? What immigration disaster?

    ONLY 57,000   illegal Alien immigrants HAVE ALREADY BEEN fast-tracked into American society.

    PLUS… STILL GOING….MORE BUSES, AND MORE BUSES FULL OF Illegal Alien immigrants, up to 91% teenagers? or adults? Un-screened? Gang members? Unhealthy, Disease carrying? BUSSED into our public schools and communities?

    NOW OVER  57,000 Illegal Aliens?  Not just crossing our borders, but,ARE  being welcomed with open arms by OBAMA’S  LIBERAL members of congress AND BUSSED INTO AMERICA’S HEARTLAND.

    The immigration Crisis?  What Crisis? The disaster? What immigration disaster?

    WHO KNEW?

    I didn’t know anything about it, until IT WAS LEAKED TO THE NEWS

    THEN,  I saw it in the NEWS!

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    As American citizens We must fight  to protect the United States of America from these  Government agency’s endorsed willful concealment’s?

    Of an alien invasion on our borders?  of an alien ASSAULT-AMBUSH on our country?

    Placing gag orders? Kept secret from the freedom of the press and from “We the People”  and even refusing  a congressman’s access to a military facility in his own district.

    AMBUSH? by definition: concealed before the A surprise attack, an unexpected attack from a concealed position one or more people concealed in order to make a surprise attack, a place of concealment before the attack

     From this illegal alien onslaught.

    ONSLAUGHT? by definition: Overwhelming assault or force a powerful attack or force that overwhelms somebody or something,  a very large quantity of people or things that is difficult to deal with

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    Jul 21, 2014 When A DEMOCRAT, The Governor of the state of TEXAS must act alone  and Call in the National guard?Gov. Rick Perry said he is deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops …. (D-Texas) to boost border security and expedite deportations, called …

    “Drug cartels, human traffickers and individual criminals are exploiting this tragedy for their own criminal opportunities,” Mr. Perry said, adding,

    “I WILL NOT STAND IDLY BY WHILE OUR CITIZENS ARE UNDER ASSAULT, AND LITTLE CHILDREN FROM CENTRAL AMERICA ARE DETAINED IN SQUALOR.”

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    MEANWHILE…. BACK IN WA DC?  THE US CONGRESS WILL NOT STAND IDLY BY,

    CONGRESS HAS  LEFT THE BUILDING, AND GONE ON VACATION

     WHILE OUR CITIZENS ARE UNDER ASSAULT.

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    It is past time for someone in CONGRESS to Introduce…

    THE MONOPOLY IMMIGRATION REFORM ACT

    WHERE IT IS WRITTEN IN THE CARDS (CONGRESSIONAL LEGISLATION)

     THAT “WE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE” SHALL SEND ILLEGAL ALIEN  IMMIGRANTS

     DIRECTLY BACK TO WHERE THEY CAME FROM…

    THEY DO NOT PASS GO

    THEY DO NOT COLLECT $200.00 DOLLARS

    THEY JUST GO …PERIOD.

     

     

     

     


  • (2) Why I Won’t Vote for Liberals?

    Why I won’t Vote for Liberals?

    I don’t like The State of the Liberal Union.

    DO YOU?

    Rich man -Poor man – Beggar man – Thief – Doctor- Lawyer – Indian Chief.

    That pretty much sums it up.

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    WHILE  the WORKING UPPER  AND MIDDLE CLASS AMERICAN’S   ARE BEING TAXED  INTO POVERTY, for the common good?

    A leftist government steals money from HARD WORKING AMERICAN CITIZENS  and gives it to others, FOR THE COMMON GOOD OF? UNDOCUMENTED ILLEGAL  ALIENS? The current population may range from 7 MILLION TO 20 MILLION  IMMIGRANTS  that are living in the United States ILLEGALLY.

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    President Obama said “WE MUST GET THE “WORKERS”  BACK TO WORK

    A Freudian slip?

    The SOCIALIST WORKERS PARTY (SWP) is a far-left political organization in the United States.

    OBAMA DID NOT SAY “WE MUST GET THE AMERICAN PEOPLE BACK TO WORK.

    Obama said “WE MUST GET THE WORKERS BACK TO WORK”

    WOW, THE “SOCIALIST WORKERS PARTY” traces its origins back to the former Communist ….

    SOCIALISM is a governmental philosophy which calls for the redistribution of American wealth

    Really? the redistribution of wealth for “WHO’S”  common good.

    Not to just redistributed AMERICAN WEALTH TO POOR American citizens,

    BUT for THE DHS SUPPORT AND  REDISTRIBUTION OF AMERICAN WEALTH

    TO AND FOR  UP TO 7 MILLION TO 20 MILLION  ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS.

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    WHILE  the WORKING UPPER  AND MIDDLE CLASS AMERICAN’S   ARE BEING TAXED  INTO POVERTY, for the common good?

    The RICH MEN AND WOMEN leaders, THE ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES  of the American leftist government are living  high on the hog.

    Rich man –POOR WORKING  MAN – Poor Man – Beggar man – Thief – Doctor- Lawyer – Indian Chief.

    YOU SHOULDN’T BE WORRIED?

     Unless, of course, YOU DON’T LIKE SOCIALISM?

    And, you are not  particularly impressed with an American PRESIDENT AND FEDERAL left wing government THAT is  turning our SOVEREIGN FREE COUNTRY INTO A TOTALITARIAN DICTATORSHIP.

    What happens to America, when? Nothing is  politically neutral, and nothing is  outside the scope (or control) of the state?

    When the LIBERAL LEFT WING totalitarian state uses modern means to exercise complete political power?

    What happens when? The state takes over and tries to control the economic, social, intellectual and cultural aspects of people’s lives?

    The word “totalitarian” is defined: “of or relating to a political regime based on subordination of the individual to the state and strict control of all aspects of the life and productive capacity of the nation especially by coercive measures”. 

    We used to call ourselves “THE LAND OF THE FREE”, but the truth is that we are being transformed into a TOTALITARIAN society.

    And LIBERAL left wing  TOTALITARIANISM GOVERNMENT  is exactly what we are experiencing  in America today.

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    CONTROLLED BY THE (NGO) GRANTED?

    HOW MANY NON-ELECTED? NON- GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS? (NGO) ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISTS ARE IN COLLUSION WITH EACH OTHER AND BEING BANKROLLED BY THE LIBERAL US GOVERNMENT.

    DO YOU KNOW WHAT A MANIPULATED BALDING IS?

    DO YOU KNOW WHAT (NGO) SUE AND SETTLE IS?

    DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY ENDANGERED SPECIES THERE ARE?

    DO YOU KNOW WHAT AN EPA UNFUNDED MANDATE IS?

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    DO YOU KNOW THE DEFINITION OF COLLUSION?

    Collusion is an agreement between two or more parties, sometimes illegal and therefore secretive, to limit open competition by deceiving, misleading, or defrauding others of their legal rights, or to obtain an objective forbidden by law typically by defrauding or gaining an unfair advantage.

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     Here is a good read

    July 30, 2014. U.S Environment and Public Works Committee Republicans released a report today HIGHLIGHTING THE COLLUSION BETWEEN ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISTS

    It is a 92 page document on who’s who at the NGO zoo

    AND A REPORT ON HOW THEY DO IT!

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     IF IT’S FEDERAL LAW… IT’S LOCAL LAW

    In the United States today, our lives are governed by literally millions of laws, rules and regulations that govern even the smallest details of our lives, and more laws, rules and regulations are constantly being added. 

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    LAYING DOWN MORE  FEDERAL LAW

    On January 1st, with thousands of  new FEDERAL laws going into effect all over America

    The trickle- down, RUBBER STAMP effect, will most LIKELY create,  hundreds of  thousands of restrictive new STATE, COUNTY, CITY, RULES AND REGULATIONS PRECIPITATED BY THE FEDERAL laws THAT went into effect FROM WA DC.

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    USING  AND ABUSING THE FEDERAL ADMINISTRATIVE ACT

    The Administrative Procedure Act (APA) is the law under which SOME 55 U.S. GOVERNMENT FEDERAL REGULATORY AGENCIES LIKE THE FDA AND EPA CREATE…. THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF NEW TRICKLE-DOWN  FEDERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS …

    DO YOU KNOW WHAT THE DUE PROCESS OF LAW IS?

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    THE RUBBER STAMPING IN WA STATE…

    WAC… WAC… WAC…rules and regulations

    On the national, state and local levels, UNINFORMED AMERICANS continue to ALLOW LEFT WING  LIBERAL’S  TO LAY DOWN FEDERAL LAWS, THAT SHALL BE AN EDICT,   TO TELL ALL THE REST OF US HOW TO RUN VIRTUALLY EVERY ASPECT OF OUR LIVES, IN EVERY COUNTY,CITY AND TOWN IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

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    Here is a good read

    America Is Being Systematically Transformed Into A Totalitarian Society

    By Michael Snyder, on January 7th, 2013

    http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/america-is-being-systematically-transformed-into-a-totalitarian-society


  • The “Magic” Immigration Act

    The Magic Immigration Disappearing ACT?

    NOW YOU SEE THEM? NOW YOU DON’T?

    57,000 ILLEGAL’S?

    Feds Announce SURPRISE PLAN To End Use Of Military Facilities For Immigrant Children

    The NEW Magic Immigration Disappearing ACT?

    About 57,000 minors, mostly from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, crossed into the U.S. since October. MORE THAN 30,000 HAVE BEEN RELEASED TO SPONSORS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY, INCLUDING 211 IN WASHINGTON STATE.

    Indeed, THIS IS NOT  ” A MAGIC DISAPPEARING ACT “

    IT IS “THE NEW IMMIGRATION CATCH AND RELEASE ILLEGAL ALIENS ACTION PROGRAM”

    MAGIC by definition: conjuring tricks and illusions that make apparently impossible things seem to happen, a supposed supernatural power that makes impossible things happen

    ACT by definition; behavior that is intended to impress or deceive other people,  somebody’s actions or behavior considered as entertainment or used as an assessment of that person’s worth

    The disappearance of 57,000 ILLEGALS is definitely an ACT!

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    NOW YOU SEE THEM, 57,000 ILLEGAL’S? NOW YOU DON’T?

    MORE THAN 30,000 illegal’s  released …. And? What happened to the other 27,000?

    They have definitely “NOT”  fallen off the American gravy train.

     IF THEY ARE IN THE U.S.A., THEY ARE ALL ON THE AMERICAN GRAVY TRAIN,  by definition: a position in which a person or group receives excessive and unjustified money or advantages …

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    Have the 57,000 illegal’s, illegally  crossed US borders  and fallen into the arms of?

    The Immigration Dream Act?

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    Illegal immigrants released to illegal immigrants?

    AS 57,000 illegal’s, are moving forward in the continuation, of the “GENERATIONAL” illegal immigration pattern,  on the path to citizenship created and promoted by?

    The Immigration Dream Act?

    “How’s come it’s gone from 1,200, now it’s down to 190 children at Fort Sill? Well the answer is, the children are being released. And they are being released to sponsors who are in the country themselves illegally,” Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.) told Fox News. “It’s very difficult to understand who we are releasing these children to and certainly it’s impossible to do criminal background checks on people who are in this country illegally.”

    Who are these Illegal immigrants being released to? illegal immigrants?

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    The Immigration Dream Act?

    DREAM by definition: something that somebody hopes, longs, or is ambitious for, usually something difficult to attain or far removed from present circumstances.

    ACT by definition; behavior that is intended to impress or deceive other people,  somebody’s actions or behavior considered as entertainment or used as an assessment of that person’s worth

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    The CREST Immigration Act?

    CREST by definition, McCain’s office just said that “it’s an acronym.” So just a catchy word. many acronyms attempt to relate to the subject of the bill, but some (like CREST) are just completely random.

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    How about? The new immigrants CATCH AND RELEASE ACT? (NICRA)

    Don’t you just love the words to describe the 57,000 illegal immigrants?

    Children? (when it has been reported that 91% are TEENAGERS)

    Children Jul 22, 2014 – According to a new Pew Research report, in fiscal year 2013, 91% OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT “CHILDREN” APPREHENDED AT THE BORDER WERE TEENAGERS.

    Good Grief!  What is 91% of 57,000 that are illegal Teenage immigrants?

    51,870 TEENAGERS? How many documented their AGE? How many are males? From how many different countries? How many are GANG affiliated?

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    The new Immigration CATCH AND RELEASE Disappearing ACT?

    The Immigration Dream Act?

    The CREST Immigration Act?

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    Host? Shelter? House? caring for?  detain?

    Indeed, it is not “A MAGIC DISAPPEARING  ACT”

    it is “THE NEW IMMIGRATION CATCH AND RELEASE ILLEGAL ALIENS ACTION PROGRAM”

    Feds Announce Surprise Plan To End Use Of Military Facilities For Immigrant Children … end it use of three military bases to HOUSE illegal immigrant children … “As a result, we expect the Ft. Sill facility to no longer be CARING FOR …

    Lewis-McChord will not HOST unaccompanied minors

    Mass. military bases no longer asked to SHELTER immigrant CHILDREN

    Our military bases are no place to house DETAINED CHILDREN,” said Rep. Martha Roby, an Alabama Republican who led the charge against HHS …

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    the bottom line

    Indeed, it is not “A MAGIC DISAPPEARING ACT”

    It is “THE NEW IMMIGRATION CATCH AND RELEASE ILLEGAL ALIENS ACTION PROGRAM”

    As 57,000 illegal’s, are moving forward in the continuation, of the “GENERATIONAL” illegal immigration pattern,  following the path to American citizenship, created and promoted by,

    The Immigration Dream Act?

    This is an American Nightmare.

     


  • (2) How Do The Tribes Do It?

    Part (2) How Do the Tribes Do It?

    CASINO INCOME? or FISH INCOME?

    GAMING ON NATIVE AMERICAN LANDS EARNED $26.5 BILLION IN 2011.

    “IN 2012, THE INDIAN GAMING INDUSTRY SAW ITS LARGEST GROSS GAMING REVENUES EVER,” said Tracie Stevens, Chairwoman of the NIGC. http://500nations.com/news/Indian_Casinos/20130723.asp

    HOW MANY TRIBES STILL DEPEND ON (by treaty rights and agreement) FOR AN “ADEQUATE SUPPLY OF FISH”

    TO PROVIDE THEM WITH A MODERATE LIVING?

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    BY TREATY THE  ADEQUATE FISH AGREEMENT? V. CASINO MODERATE LIVING INCOME?

    Therefore, as this Court acknowledged in its Phase II decision,

    Fishing Vessel CONCLUDED THAT THE TRIBES ARE ENTITLED UNDER THE TREATIES TO AN “ADEQUATE SUPPLY OF FISH” SO LONG AS NECESSARY TO PROVIDE THEM WITH A MODERATE LIVING.

    See 759 F.2d at 1358.

    A MODERATE LIVING FOR THE TRIBES? FROM FISH INCOME?

    ENTITLED UNDER THE TREATIES? SO LONG AS NECESSARY?

    TIMES HAVE CHANGED, HAS TRIBAL CASINO’S INCOME EXCEEDED AND REPLACED

    THE NEED FOR FISH INCOME?

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    HOW MANY WA STATE TRIBAL CASINOS?

    WOW, MORE WA STATE TRIBAL CASINOS THEN THERE ARE TRIBES?

    HOW MUCH TRIBAL CASINO INCOME?

    Washington Indian Casinos by Tribes

    Search by  Map  | Casino List  |  Tribe  |  Cities

      Tribes   Casinos
    Confederated Tribes and Bands
    of the Yakama Indian Nation

    P.O. Box 151
    Fort Road
    Toppenish, WA 98948
    Phone Number: (509) 865-5121
    Fax Number: (509) 865-5528
    Yakama Nation Legends Casino
    580 Fort Road
    Toppenish, Washington 98948
    (509) 865-8800

    Confederated Tribes of the
    Chehalis Reservation

    P.O. Box 536
    Oakville, WA 98568
    (360) 273-5911Gaming compact signed 12/21/1992.
    Lucky Eagle Casino
    12888 188th Avenue SW
    Rochester, WA 98579
    360-273-2000Eagles Landing Hotel & Slots
    12840 188th Ave SW
    Rochester, WA 98579
    360-273-8640

    Confederated Tribes of the
    Colville Reservation

    P.O. Box 150
    Nespelem, WA 99155
    Phone Number: (509) 634-2200
    Fax Number: (509) 634-4116Gaming compact signed 8/29/2002.
    Coulee Dam Casino
    515 Birch Street
    Coulee Dam, WA 99116
    509-633-0766Mill Bay Casino
    455 Wapato Lake Road
    Manson, WA 98831-9577
    1-800-648-2946Okanogan Casino
    41 Apple Way Road
    Okanogan, Washington 98840-9689
    (509) 422-4646Omak Casino – Opens Mid-2015
    Omak, WA

    Cowlitz Indian Tribe
    Administration Office
    1055 9th Ave, Suite B
    Longview, WA 98632
    Phone: 360-577-8140
    Fax: 360-577-7432
    Cowlitz Casino Resort
    La Center, Washington

    Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe
    1033 Old Blyn Highway
    Sequim, WA 98382
    Phone Number: (360) 681-1109
    Fax Number: (360) 681-4643Gaming compact signed 2/19/1993.
    7 Cedars Casino
    270756 Highway 101
    Sequim, Washington 98382-7677
    (360) 683-7777

    Kalispel Tribe
    Box 39
    Usk, WA 99180
    Phone: 509-445-1147
    Fax: 509-445-1705Gaming compact signed 10/22/1998.
    Northern Quest Resort & Casino
    100 North Hayford Road
    Airway Heights, WA 99001
    (509) 242-7000
    (888) 603-705

    Lower Elwha Tribal Community of the Lower Elwha Reservation, Washington
    2851 Lower Elwha Rd
    Port Angeles WA 98363
    Phone Number: (360) 452-8471
    Fax Number: (360) 452-3428
    Elwha River Casino
    631 Stratton Road
    Port Angeles, WA 98363
    (360)452-3005

    Lummi Nation
    2616 Kwina Road
    Bellingham, WA 98226
    Phone Number: (360) 384-1489
    Fax Number: (360) 380-1850Gaming compact signed 9/21/1995.
    Silver Reef Casino
    4876 Haxton Way at Slater Road
    Ferndale, WA 98248
    (360) 383-0777
    (866) 383-0777

    Muckleshoot Indian Tribe
    39015 172nd St., SE
    Auburn, WA 98002
    Phone Number: (253) 939-3311
    Fax Number: (253) 931-8570Gaming compact signed 2/19/1993.
    Muckleshoot Casino
    2402 Auburn Way South
    Auburn, Washington 98002
    (800) 804-4944Muckleshoot Casino II
    2600 Auburn Way South
    Auburn, WA 98002Muckleshoot Indian Bingo
    2117 Auburn Way South
    Auburn, Washington 98002
    (253) 735-2404

    Nisqually Indian Tribe of the Nisqually Reservation
    4820 She-Nah-Num Drive S.E.
    Olympia, WA 98513
    Phone Number: (360) 456-5221
    Fax Number: (360) 456-9553Gaming compact signed 5/25/1995.
    Red Wind Casino
    12819 Yelm Highway Southeast
    Olympia, Washington 98513-9111
    (360) 412-5000
    (866) 946-2444

    Nooksack Indian Tribe
    P.O. Box 157
    Deming, WA 98244
    (360) 592-5176Gaming compact signed 10/28/1991.
    Nooksack Northwood Casino
    9750 Northwood Road
    Lynden WA 98264
    (360) 734-5101Nooksack River Casino
    5048 Mt Baker Hwy
    Deming, Washington
    (360) 592-5472

    Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe
    31912 Little Boston Road NE
    Kingston, WA 98346
    (206) 297-2646Gaming compact signed 1/27/1995.
    The Point Casino
    7989 Salish Lane NE
    Kingston, WA 98346
    (360) 297-0070

    Puyallup Tribe of Indians
    2002 East 28th Street
    Tacoma, WA 98404
    Phone Number: (253) 573-7828
    Fax Number: (253) 680-5996Gaming compact signed 5/28/1996.
    Emerald Queen Hotel & Casino
    5700 Pacific Hwy. E
    Fife, WA 98424
    888-831-7655Emerald Queen Casino I-5
    2024 E 29th St
    Tacoma, WA 98404-4974
    253-594-7777

    Quinault Tribe of the Quinault
    Reservation Washington

    PO Box 189
    Taholah WA 98587
    Phone Number: (360) 276-8211
    Fax Number: (360) 276-8256Gaming compact signed 7/9/1996.
    Quinault Beach Resort & Casino
    78 St. Rt. 115
    Ocean Shores, Washington 98569
    (360) 289-9466

    Shoalwater Bay Tribe of the Shoalwater Bay Indian Reservation
    PO Box 130, Tokeland WA 98590
    Phone Number: (360) 267-6766
    Fax Number: (360) 267-6778Gaming compact signed 8/22/2002.
    Shoalwater Bay Casino
    4112 Highway 105
    Tokeland, Washington 98590
    360-267-2048
    888-332-2048

    Skokomish Indian Tribe of the
    Skokomish Reservation

    P.O. Box 130
    Tokeland, WA 98590
    Phone: (360) 267-6766
    Fax: (360) 267-6778Gaming compact signed 5/25/1995.
    Lucky Dog Casino
    19330 N US Highway 101
    Skokomish Nation, WA 98584
    (360) 877-5656

    Snoqualmie Nation
    P.O. Box 280
    Carnation, Washington 98014
    Phone: 425-333-6551
    Fax: 425-333-6727Gaming compact signed 2/16/2008.
    Snoqualmie Casino
    37500 SE North Bend Way
    Snoqualmie, WA 98065
    425-888-1234

    Spokane Tribe of the Spokane Reservation
    P.O. Box 100
    Wellpinit, WA 99040
    Phone Number: (509) 458-6500
    Fax Number: (509) 458-6553Gaming compact signed 4/30/2007.
    Chewelah Casino
    2555 Smith Road
    Chewelah, Washington 99109-9689
    (800) 322-2788
    (509) 258-9845Two Rivers Casino & Resort
    Spokane Tribe of Indians
    6828-B Highway 25
    Davenport, WA 99122
    (800) 722-4031

    Squaxin Island Tribe of the Squaxin
    Island Reservation

    70 S.E. Squaxin Lane
    Shelton, WA 98584
    Phone Number: (360) 426-9781
    Fax Number: (360) 426-6577
    Little Creek Casino Resort
    91 West State Route 108
    Shelton, Washington 98584
    (360) 427-7711

    Stillaguamish Tribe of Washington
    P.O. Box 277
    Arlington, WA 98223
    Phone Number: (360) 652-7362
    Fax Number: (360) 659-3113
    Angel of the Winds Casino
    3438 Stoluckquamish Lane
    Arlington, Washington 98223
    (360) 474-9740

    Suquamish Indian Tribe of the Port Madison Reservation
    P.O. Box 498
    Suquamish, WA 98392
    Phone Number: (360) 598-3311
    Fax Number: (360) 598-3135
    Clearwater Casino
    15347 Suquamish Way
    Suquamish, Washington 98392-9649
    (360) 598-8700

    Swinomish Indians of the Swinomish Reservation, Washington
    11404 Moorage Way
    LaConner, WA 98257
    Phone Number: (360) 466-3163
    Fax Number: (360) 466-7363
    Swinomish Casino & Lodge
    12885 Casino Drive
    Anacortes, Washington 98221-8363
    (360) 293-2691

    Tulalip Tribes of the Tulalip Reservation, Washington
    6700 Totem Beach Road
    Marysville, WA 98271
    Phone Number: (360) 716-4500
    Fax Number: (360) 716-0628
    Tulalip Bingo
    2911 Quil Ceda Way
    Tulalip, WA 98271
    800-631-3313Tulalip Resort Casino
    Tulalip Tribes
    10200 Quil Ceda Blvd.
    Tulalip, WA 98271
    (360) 651-1111Quil Ceda Creek Nightclub & Casino
    6410 33rd Ave NE
    Tulalip, WA 98271
    360-716-1700

    Upper Skagit Indian Tribe of Washington
    25952 Community Plaza Way
    Sedro Woolley, WA 98284
    Phone Number: (360) 854-7090
    Fax Number: (360) 854-7004
    Skagit Valley Casino Resort
    Operated by Harrah’s Ent
    5984 N. Dark Lane
    Bow, WA 98232
    (360) 724-7777

    WA State TRIBAL TREATY’S

    Stevens Treaties Treaty of Medicine Creek, December 26, 1854 (10 Stat. 1132); or

    Treaties Treaty of Point Elliott, January 22, 1855 (12 Stat. 927);

    Treaty of Point No Point, January 26, 1855 (12 Stat. 933);

    Treaty with the Makah, January 31, 1855 (12 Stat. 939);

    Treaty of Olympia, July 1, 1855 (12 Stat. 971)

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    HOW MANY WA STATE TRIBES?

    HOW MANY Washington Indian Casinos?

    Tribes Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Indian Nation

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    Hoh Tribe

    Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe

    Lower Elwha Bank of Klallams,

    Lummi Indian Nation

    Makah Indian Tribe

    Muckleshoot Indian Tribe

    Nisqually Indian Tribe

    Nooksack Indian Tribe

    Port Gamble

    Band Clallam,

    Puyallup Tribe

    Quileute Indian Tribe

    Quinault Indian Nation

    Sauk-Suiattle Tribe,

    Skokomish Indian Tribe

    Squaxin Island Tribe

    Stillaguamish Tribe

    Suquamish Indian Tribe,

    Swinomish Indian Tribal Community

    Tulalip Tribes

    Upper Skagit Indian Tribes

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    the bottom line

    HOW MANY TRIBES STILL DEPEND ON (by treaty rights and agreement) FOR AN “ADEQUATE SUPPLY OF FISH”

    TO PROVIDE THEM WITH A MODERATE LIVING?

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    A MODERATE LIVING FOR THE TRIBES? FROM FISH INCOME?

    ENTITLED UNDER THE TREATIES? SO LONG AS NECESSARY?

    TIMES HAVE CHANGED, HAS? TRIBAL CASINO’S INCOME EXCEEDED AND REPLACED  THE NECESSITY OF FISH INCOME?

    IS IT TIME TO REVOLT ON THE BOLDT?

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    “IN 2012, THE INDIAN GAMING INDUSTRY SAW ITS LARGEST GROSS GAMING REVENUES EVER,” said Tracie Stevens, Chairwoman of the NIGC. http://500nations.com/news/Indian_Casinos/20130723.asp

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    Gaming Tax Law and

    Bank Secrecy Act Issues

    for Indian Tribal Governments

     

    A 44 PAGE REPORT  read more at http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p3908.pdf

     

    Even though INDIAN TRIBES ARE NOT SUBJECT TO FEDERAL INCOME TAX, an individual tribal member not exempt from income taxation must report gross income amounts distributed or constructively received1. In tribal gaming, structure and ownership of a gaming operation has a significant impact on the taxability of the income, as explained in the examples below:

    Example1:

    A tribe may operate In incorporated businesses in or away from Indian country. THE INCOME DERIVED IS NOT SUBJECT TO FEDERAL INCOME TAX. If the tribe decides to incorporate its business,

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  • How Do the Tribes Do It?

    How do the Tribes do it?

    Since 1990, the Indian gaming industry has made political contributions of nearly $58 million

    THE POWER OF TRIBAL POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS? Among all senators who have served since 1990, OBAMA ranks fourth in contributions, with $259,000, TRAILING ONLY DEMOCRATIC SENS. MARIA CANTWELL AND PATTY MURRAY OF CASINO-RICH WASHINGTON STATE

    TRIBAL POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS?  to DEMOCRATIC SENS. MARIA CANTWELL AND PATTY MURRAY?

    TRIBES, CASINO’S TAX RULES? FISH AND WATER? INSTREAM FLOW? RESTORATION? AND FEDERAL?STATE? AND LOCAL GRANTS? THE WILD OLYMPICS?

    Obama was a favorite for the tribes even as a senator from Illinois:

    And the tribes also have been spending heavily on lobbying, more than $20 million in 2011 alone.

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    Based on the following?  How do the Tribes do it?

    I’m Just asking? Under my freedom of speech.

    AND, BECAUSE,  SENS. MARIA CANTWELL AND PATTY MURRAY were elected to, and, are supposed to be representing all of “We the People” in WA State.

    This information is from JUST 2011 and 2012.

    How much “ELSE” has  been going on in 2013 and 2014?

    WITH THE TRIBES, CASINO’S TAX RULES?

    FISH AND WATER? INSTREAM FLOW? RESTORATION? CONSERVATION? PROTECTION?

    REPLACING CULVERTS?

    AND FEDERAL? STATE? AND LOCAL GRANTS ALL USING TAXPAYERS $$$?

    AND THE POWER OF POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS IN PATTY MURRAY’S  WA DC PUSH FOR THE “WILD OLYMPICS”?

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    0/11/2012 @ 9:42PM 28,178 views

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/robertwood/2012/10/11/native-american-casino-and-tax-rules-that-may-surprise-you/

    Native American Casino And Tax Rules

    That May Surprise You

    1. Federal Law Regulates Indian Gaming. In California v. Cabazon Band of Mission Indians, the Supreme Court ruled that tribes can conduct gaming on Native American lands unhindered by state regulation in states that allow gaming. A year later, Congress enacted the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988 (IGRA), creating a regulatory framework for gaming on Indian lands. The National Indian Gaming Commission within the Department of the Interior has oversight.

    2. Tribes are Tax Exempt. Gaming on Native American lands earned $26.5 billion in 2011. 236 Native American tribes operate 422 facilities across 28 states. Yet Native American tribes and their wholly owned tribal corporations are not subject to federal income taxes on their earnings.

    3. The Exemption is Absolute. Some types of tax-exempt organizations are taxed on some types of income. Tribes are exempt from federal income taxes even when conducting commercial activities. They can form corporations to conduct business and their income remains exempt.

    4. Individual Native Americans are Taxed. Native Americans are U.S. citizens, and unlike their tribes, individuals are subject to federal income taxes. Even exempt tribal income can be taxed when distributed to individual members of the tribe. One of the more complicated provisions of IGRA permits Native American tribes to make per capita distributions of revenue from gaming activities to tribe members. These per capita distributions are taxed.

    5. But Some Payments to Native Americans are Exempt. Some “general welfare” payments to individuals under social benefit programs are not taxed. In general, to be tax-free, payments must be made under a governmental program; be for the promotion of general welfare (i.e., based generally on individual, family or other needs); and not be compensation for services. This General Welfare Exception from income has become increasingly controversial as applied to tribal members and the IRS is being asked to weigh in.

    6. State Taxes are TrickyAbsent an express authorization from Congress, states do not have the power to tax Native Americans living on a reservation whose income is derived from reservation sources. However, a state may tax Native Americans on income (including wages from tribal employment) if they reside in the state but outside the reservation.

    As with many other tax rules, these rules are becoming more controversial. Expect renewed discussion of these rules and their limits in the future.

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    In a new twist, Indian tribes are moving to open more casinos far from home

    By Rob Hotakainen

    McClatchy Newspapers July 5, 2012
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    Since 1990, the Indian gaming industry has made political contributions of nearly $58 million, with 70 percent of the money going to Democrats, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. And the tribes also have been spending heavily on lobbying, more than $20 million in 2011 alone.

    “The thing that makes that remarkable is that 20 years ago it wouldn’t have occurred to anyone that tribes would ever have enough money to have that kind of political influence,” Rand said.

    Schmit and other opponents say the relaxed rules on off-reservation casinos are merely a payoff to the tribes, WHICH HAVE MADE THE PRESIDENT THEIR TOP RECIPIENT OF CAMPAIGN CASH in the last two years. Obama was a favorite for the tribes even as a senator from Illinois: Among all senators who have served since 1990, he ranks fourth in contributions, with $259,000, TRAILING ONLY DEMOCRATIC SENS. MARIA CANTWELL AND PATTY MURRAY OF CASINO-RICH WASHINGTON STATE and Hawaii Democratic Sen. Daniel Inouye. In 2011 and 2012, Obama has received $140,500 from Indian gaming interests, more than any other presidential candidate or member of Congress, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonpartisan research group.
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    WASHINGTON — After buying a new chunk of land 50 miles north of San Francisco, the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria just broke ground on a new, Las Vegas-style casino. It will be the largest in the Bay Area, with 3,000 slot machines, 200 hotel rooms, a spa, bars, restaurants and parking for more than 5,000 cars.

    In New York, the Shinnecock Indian Nation is considering Long Island as a site on which to build the Big Apple’s first tribal casino.

    AND IN WASHINGTON STATE, the Spokane Tribe of Indians wants a new 13-story casino and hotel next to the Fairchild Air Force Base, prompting fears that the city will become “Spo-Vegas.”

    The plans are extraordinary for one reason: In all three cases, the tribes want to build their palaces on new land that’s not part of their original reservations.

    The expansions are the latest twist in the nation’s Indian casino wars, and they mark a major shift for the tribes, which already run 385 casinos and bingo halls in 29 states.

    Since the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for large-scale Indian gambling 25 years ago, tribes have been forced to keep the majority of their casinos on reservation land held in trust by the federal government, usually in remote regions far from public view.

    BUT NOW, THANKS IN PART TO THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION, Indian tribes across the country are ready to bust out, bringing gambling to the same land that was taken from them so long ago, when the U.S. government executed its bloody campaign to relocate Indians to a patchwork of lands across the country and eventually to reservations.

    In Oklahoma, the Kialegee Tribal Town went so far as to propose a casino half a continent away, on the coast of Georgia, on land that it said it once occupied, raising the specter of tribes going across state lines to pursue new gambling ventures.

    Tribes are seeking to cash in on a loosening of the rules, announced in June 2011, when the BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS JUNKED A BUSH-ERA REQUIREMENT that a casino had to be within easy driving distance from a tribe’s reservation.

    The decision by Larry Echo Hawk, who at the time was head of the bureau and is an enrolled member of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma, MARKED A CLEAR WIN FOR THE TRIBES, WHICH HAVE BECOME BIG PLAYERS IN WASHINGTON’S POWER-AND-MONEY POLITICS. IN RECENT YEARS, THEY’VE STEERED 70 PERCENT OF THEIR POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS TOWARD THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY AND PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA.

    Casino opponents now fear that the tribes, with their sovereign status, will have far too much authority to do as they please on their new land, especially as they press for even less federal control. And from coast to coast, the tribes are finding plenty of resistance as they angle to get closer to big cities, busy freeways, military bases, even popular national parks.

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    In the small desert town of Joshua Tree, Calif., Victoria Fuller said she worries what might happen if the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians is allowed to open a new off-reservation casino near the entrance to the popular Joshua Tree National Park.

    “They could do anything they want,” said Fuller, the president of the Joshua Tree Community Association and a leading opponent of the plan. “They could put a 20-story building with spotlights on it, and we would have no say.”

    The new push by the tribes is aimed at reviving a $28 billion-a-year industry hit hard by the recession. After growing at a brisk 14 percent annual rate from 1995 to 2007, gaming revenues have essentially stalled out, increasing by only 1 percent a year.

    And it comes as the 240 tribes that run casinos face an onslaught of new competition, from states eager to get a cut of the gaming business with lotteries and new casinos of their own, to poker players who want Congress to legalize online gaming this year. The changes will allow tribes to move into new markets creating competition not only for existing Indian casinos, but also for gambling centers such as Las Vegas and Atlantic City, N.J.

    The move already has ignited a debate over how quickly the U.S. will hit a saturation point with casinos. While polls show broad public support for gambling, some say the tribes are ready to push the envelope.

    “The tribes are going to try to run the table, which means they’re going to try to move as many casinos off-reservation as quickly as possible,” said John Kindt, a gambling researcher and professor of business and legal policy at the University of Illinois. “It’s just all about the money, and the model is very simple: It’s to get as many slot machines as possible as close to maximum-population areas. . . . They’re going to go everywhere.”

    Art Reber, a retired professor from Point Roberts, Wash., and the co-author of “Gambling for Dummies,” said that the market ultimately will determine whether the tribes are overplaying their hands.

    “When you start sticking neon signs and huge casinos at the Joshua Tree entrance, it starts to get a little ugly,” Reber said. “If you overbuild, you will hurt yourself, and I’m not sure the tribes are necessarily sensitive to these market issues. There’s a saturation point here that you can’t go beyond.”

    The epicenter of the battle is in California, one of six states – along with Washington, Florida, Oklahoma, Arizona and Connecticut – that account for more than two-thirds of all Indian gaming revenue.

    The Golden State already has more than 60 Indian casinos, the most in the nation. And when Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California introduced a bill last year that would make it harder for tribes to buy new land for gaming, she said the state could easily have another 50 casinos in coming years if Congress doesn’t stop them. Feinstein warned that another 67 tribes in the state were already seeking federal recognition, the first step toward getting a casino. And she said “the problem is only going to get worse,” with some tribes vying to open new casinos more than 100 miles from their tribal headquarters.

    In many ways, the move marks the coming of age for Indian gaming, which started small with bingo halls in Florida in the late 1970s but then exploded in a way that few envisioned. But experts say it’s just common business sense for tribes to try to go to places where they can woo more gamblers.

    “Just like real estate, it’s all location, location, location,” said Barry Brandon, the former chief of staff for the National Indian Gaming Commission and now a New York-based consultant who works with tribes. An enrolled member of the Muscogee Nation and the former senior president of the Seneca Gaming Corp., he helped the Seneca Nation of Indians open an off-reservation casino in downtown Buffalo, N.Y., which now is being expanded and which tribal officials tout as a national model for urban settings.

    The 1988 law passed by Congress has always allowed off-reservation casinos. But they’re extremely rare, with only a handful approved by the federal government.

    Backers say that dropping the “commutable distance standard” adopted by the Bush administration will lead to more off-reservation casinos and help tribes create more jobs. That, they say, is just as President Ronald Reagan and Congress envisioned when they passed the law allowing tribes to get into the big leagues of gambling.

    But even some tribal officials are leery, worried that off-reservation casinos stray far from the original intent of the law, which they say clearly was aimed at keeping the casinos on reservation land.

    “I think Indian gaming had good intentions – it was intended to help tribes, but there are ways that I think it can be used to get away from what its intentions were. . . . We’ve been worried about off-reservation gaming,” said Chris Mercier, a tribal council member for the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde in Oregon. The tribe has gone to court to try to block its neighboring tribe, the once landless Cowlitz Indian Tribe of Washington state, from opening a casino on a 152-acre site it bought near La Center, Wash.

    Because it still takes years to plow through the bureaucracy to actually open a casino, it’s far too soon to know whether the tribes will experience large-scale success in moving beyond their borders.

    But the early signs are telling.

    In California, gambling opponents say the new approach already has resulted in a flood of new applications for tribes to acquire more property. Casino opponents who are tracking the tribes’ activities said that at least 137 applications from California are pending with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, which must sign off on the land transfers before casinos can be built. The bureau would not disclose how many applications it has received in other states or across the country and has yet to respond to a formal request for the data, filed in May by McClatchy under the federal Freedom of Information Act.

    Cheryl Schmit, founder and director of Stand Up For California, a statewide organization that has been leading the fight against more casinos, called the rule change a mistake and said, if allowed to stand, it could result in casinos opening “on every off-ramp.”

    The tribes already have the largest land trust in the nation, at more than 56 million acres. And when the Bureau of Indian Affairs pitched its $2.5 billion budget request to Congress in February, Echo Hawk, who resigned in April to accept a position with the Mormon church, boasted that it had processed 697 applications from 2009 to 2011, acquiring more than 157,000 acres of new trust land for the tribes and individual members.

    Nedra Darling, a spokeswoman for the BIA, said the amount of land held by the Indians actually represents a sharp decline from the 130 million acres they had in 1887. And she said the bulk of the land applications approved for tribes in the past few years have been for agriculture, infrastructure, housing and other projects, with only seven of 781 for gaming purposes, she said.

    Schmit told a House subcommittee last year that tribes can easily change their minds and use their new land for gaming once it is placed into trust, even if they don’t make that clear in their initial applications.

    She said that if the tribes’ new requests for land in California are approved, more than 15,000 acres will be transferred from local jurisdictions and put into federally protected trust land.

    “Some of these are just land grabs by wealthy tribes,” Schmit said, lamenting that the tribes are making their push to expand with little attention from either the press or the public. “It’s huge, but everybody’s kind of been numbed by all the gambling,” she said. “It’s here, but nobody really sees the expansion of it.”

    With the financial stakes so high, the push to expand has ignited growing warfare among the tribes, which are quick to feud over everything from the placement of new casinos to whether smaller tribes that lack casinos will be allowed to enter the fray.

    “Tribes are acting more like states now,” said Kathryn Rand, co-director and a founder of the Institute for the Study of Tribal Gaming Law and Policy at the University of North Dakota.

    She said that there already has been one big change caused by Indian gaming: Tribes can now spend millions on Capitol Hill and in statehouses across the nation to try to get their way. While the tribes did nothing illegal, their money fueled the Jack Abramoff scandal, one of the biggest to hit the nation’s capital in the past decade, in which the super-lobbyist known as “Casino Jack” represented tribes with gambling interests and ended up in prison.

    Since 1990, the Indian gaming industry has made political contributions of nearly $58 million, with 70 percent of the money going to Democrats, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. And the tribes also have been spending heavily on lobbying, more than $20 million in 2011 alone.

    “The thing that makes that remarkable is that 20 years ago it wouldn’t have occurred to anyone that tribes would ever have enough money to have that kind of political influence,” Rand said.

    Schmit and other opponents say the relaxed rules on off-reservation casinos are merely a payoff to the tribes, which have made the president their top recipient of campaign cash in the last two years. Obama was a favorite for the tribes even as a senator from Illinois: Among all senators who have served since 1990, he ranks fourth in contributions, with $259,000, trailing only Democratic Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray of casino-rich Washington state and Hawaii Democratic Sen. Daniel Inouye. In 2011 and 2012, Obama has received $140,500 from Indian gaming interests, more than any other presidential candidate or member of Congress, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonpartisan research group.

    Opponents hope that both the courts and Congress ultimately will slow the tribes’ momentum.

    Last month, the Supreme Court denied a request by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to stop a lawsuit filed by a Michigan man who’s out to shut down the off-reservation Gun Lake Casino in southwestern Michigan. The case is significant because, if it ultimately succeeds, it could force the closing of an off-reservation casino long after it opened.

    With the high court ruling against Salazar in an 8-1 decision on June 18, Schmit said the justices delivered a strong rebuke.

    “The justices didn’t just say no to Secretary of the Interior Salazar’s argument and policy – they said, ‘Hell no!’ . . . The ruling is a game-changer,” said Schmit.

    In Congress, both Feinstein and Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona are pushing bills to clamp down on off-reservation casinos. When she introduced the Tribal Gaming Eligibility Act last year, Feinstein said she wanted to end the practice of “unbridled reservation shopping.” Without congressional action, she warned, “Californians have no power to stop these tribes from opening unwanted casinos in their backyards.”

    Feinstein personally intervened in one of the hottest fights in California, lobbying Salazar to kill the plan to open a casino in Joshua Tree. She has emerged as a powerful ally for casino opponents, serving as a veteran member on the appropriations subcommittee that’s in charge of the budget for the Interior Department and the BIA.

    Fuller cheered Feinstein’s entry into the fray and said there is no shortage of gambling opportunities in Joshua Tree, with seven casinos already operating within an hour of the city. She said the tribes have created “a real ticking time bomb for communities and states.”

    “I don’t think anybody ever envisioned that they would be able to go out and buy land and have casinos everywhere,” she said.

    But Steve Gralla, chief financial officer for the Twenty-Nine Palms Band, said a new casino would create at least 100 new jobs. And he defended Obama’s new policy, saying, “It’s good to have options to continue to create economic development.”

    The tribe has had its share of headaches. In May, a grand jury indicted its attorney in a land-buying scheme that led to bribery and money-laundering charges involving alleged kickbacks to others involved in construction projects. Gralla said the indictment would not affect the tribe’s casino plans, which are still under review.

    “Nothing’s been 100 percent decided, so there’s not much to say, other than we’re still looking at all the different ways to go,” Gralla said.

    Tribes are encountering many roadblocks elsewhere, too.

    In California, a group called the Stop the Casino 101 Coalition has gone to court to try to block the Graton Rancheria tribe from building its off-reservation casino on a 252-acre site in Rohnert Park in Sonoma County. While Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown in March signed a tribal-state gaming compact allowing the tribe to build the casino, the citizens’ coalition said the federal government erred in allowing the land to be placed in trust for the tribe and that Brown had no right to sign the compact.

    In New York, the Shinnecocks’ drive to open a casino has run into a headwind from Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and many state legislators who are pushing to have the state open casinos of its own.

    And in Washington state, the Spokane Tribe of Indians’ drive to open a casino in Airway Heights, a suburb of Spokane, has encountered opposition from the military, from the neighboring Kalispel Tribe of Indians and from a group called Citizens Against Casino Expansion.

    But even with the new policy change, Brandon, the tribal consultant, said that tribes face a hard fight, noting that “getting land taken into trust off-reservation for gaming is a very, very difficult proposition.” He’s among those who argue that the current system is working and that there’s no need for Congress to get involved. He said the Bush administration “created the chilling effect that just stopped everything dead in its tracks.”

    And with the change by the Obama administration, Brandon said, “You’re really kind of seeing the jam in the pipeline is being cleaned out.”

    Kindt, the University of Illinois business professor who has testified on gambling issues on Capitol Hill, said that the tribes are expanding their operations with “just the illusion of regulation and the illusion of control,” and that Congress definitely needs to intervene. He said the situation is “like throwing gasoline on the fires of recession,” because gamblers are just transferring assets instead of spending their money to help the economy.

    “It’s just out of control,” he said. “And if Congress doesn’t step in quickly, this is going to take our economy further into the quagmire. . . . I wish it would work, but you can’t gamble your way into prosperity.”

    With so many new proposals pending, Rand, with the University of North Dakota’s Institute for the Study of Tribal Gaming Law and Policy, said the tribes run the risk of a public backlash as more casinos move into higher-profile locations. But she said that Indian gaming “is expanding not in a vacuum, but in response to a market.”

    “Part of the reason – and perhaps the biggest reason – that we’ve seen such a rapid expansion in tribal gaming is because Americans love to gamble, and we have a much higher tolerance for legalized gambling than we did even 20 or 30 years ago,” Rand said.

    NEXT: In the second installment of this series, a look at how small tribes are locked out in the casino wars in Washington state, an example of the growing warfare between tribes in the $28 billion-a-year Indian casino industry.

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