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  • The U.S. Didn’t Have The Intelligence?

    The U.S. Didn’t Have The Intelligence?

    Since when? Since Barack Obama was made the Commander in Chief of U.S. intelligence  on November 4, 2008?

    Sept. 29, 2015 The intelligence of Secretary of State John Kerry?

    Kerry: Russian Bombing of Syria Is ‘Opportunity’ For U.S.

    www.breitbart.com/…/kerryviewsrussianbombingsyriaoppor
    Breitbart

    Sep 30, 2015 – Secretary of State John Kerry described Russian action in Syria as a … Kerry Views Russian Bombing of Syria as ‘Opportunity’ For U.S..
    Yesterday, (Sept. 29, 2015) Secretary of State John Kerry described Russian action in Syria as a potential “opportunity” for the United States, SUGGESTING THE RUSSIANS OUGHT TO FOLLOW PRESIDENT OBAMA’S AGENDA IN SYRIA.

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    Sept. 30, 2015
    NOW THAT BOMBS ARE ACTUALLY DROPPING, KERRY’S RHETORIC HAS HARDENED A BIT.

    BUT Secretary of State John Kerry STILL DOES NOT SEEM TO FULLY COMPREHEND WHAT IS HAPPENING.

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    Hmmm…. The following morning, (Sept. 30, 2015) Russia would tersely inform the Obama Administration that AMERICAN AIRCRAFT SHOULD STAY OUT OF ITS WAY while it began hammering the Syrian opposition.
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    The U.S. Didn’t Have The Intelligence?

    Senior U.S. lawmakers have begun probing possible intelligence lapses over Moscow’s …

    Oct 8, 2015 A week after Russia plunged directly into Syria’s civil war by launching a campaign of air strikes, the INTELLIGENCE committees of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives want to examine the extent to which the spy community overlooked or misjudged critical warning signs, the sources said.
    Senior U.S. lawmakers have begun probing possible INTELLIGENCE lapses over Moscow’s intervention in Syria, concerned that American spy agencies were slow to grasp the scope and intention of Russia’s dramatic military offensive there, U.S. congressional sources and other officials told Reuters.
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    Oct. 3rd 2015
    The U.S. military command didn’t have the military Intelligence when they bombed the Doctors Without Borders hospital?
    The grim and detailed congressional testimony by Gen. John F. Campbell, the American commander in Afghanistan, who told lawmakers the attack was “A U.S. DECISION MADE WITHIN THE U.S. CHAIN OF COMMAND.”

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    Oct. 3rd 2015

    Putin dares, Obama dithers | The Economist

    www.economist.com/…/21669950-danger-russias-interve…
    The Economist

    6 days ago – TO HEAR Vladimir Putin, Russia has become the leader of a new global war on terrorism. By contrast Barack Obama seems wearier by the day …
    The danger of Russia’s intervention in Syria, and America’s timidity in Afghanistan
    Oct 3rd 2015 | TO HEAR VLADIMIR PUTIN, RUSSIA HAS BECOME THE LEADER OF A NEW GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM.

    By contrast Barack Obama seems wearier by the day with the wars in the Muslim world that America has been fighting for more than a decade.

    On September 30th Russian jets went into action to support Bashar al-Assad’s beleaguered troops. It is setting up an INTELLIGENCE-sharing network with Iraq and Iran.

    The Russian Orthodox church talks of holy war. Mr Putin’s claim to be fighting Islamic State (IS) is questionable at best. The evidence of Russia’s first day of bombing is that it attacked other Sunni rebels, including some supported by America. Even if this is little more than political theatre, RUSSIA IS MAKING ITS BIGGEST MOVE IN THE MIDDLE EAST, hitherto America’s domain, since the Soviet Union was evicted in the 1970s.

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    Oct 8, 2015
    Syria crisis: Nato renews pledge amid Russia ‘escalation’
    www.bbc.co.uk/…/world-europe-34471…
    British Broadcasting Corporation
    43 mins ago – NATO WILL DEFEND YOU, NATO IS ON THE GROUND, NATO IS READY.” He also urged Moscow to … This principle of collective defence commits them to protect each other. On Wednesday, Russia … 8 October 2015 • Russia’s intervention …

    Under Article 5 of Nato’s Washington Treaty, an attack on one member is considered an attack on all. This principle of collective defense commits them to protect each other.

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    TO READ THAT NATO IS COMMITTED AND HAS BECOME THE LEADER OF A DEFENSE ATTACK ON RUSSIA?
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    The U.S. Didn’t Have The Intelligence?
    TO LEARN FROM MILITARY  HISTORY? General George S. Patton Jr. was one of the ablest and most controversial U.S. commanders in World War II

    U.S. MILITARY General George S. Patton said, Lead, Follow or Get out of my way….

    PUTIN TOOK U.S. MILITARY  strategy  and told OBAMA to get out of his way.

    Russia would tersely inform the Obama Administration that American aircraft should stay out of its way while it began hammering the Syrian opposition.

    The BBC notes that the attacks began after a mere hour’s warning to the United States,

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    General George S. Patton on Russia & Russians
    bottom line ….. YOU MARK MY WORDS. DON’T EVER FORGET THEM… SOMEDAY WE WILL HAVE TO FIGHT THEM AND IT WILL TAKE SIX YEARS AND COST US SIX MILLION LIVES.

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    “We promised the Europeans freedom. It would be worse than dishonorable not to see they have it. This might mean war with the Russians, but what of it? They have no Air Force anymore, their gasoline and ammunition supplies are low. I’ve seen their miserable supply trains; mostly wagons draw by beaten up old hoses or oxen. I’ll say this; the Third Army alone with very little help and with damned few casualties, could lick what is left of the Russians in six weeks. YOU MARK MY WORDS. DON’T EVER FORGET THEM… SOMEDAY WE WILL HAVE TO FIGHT THEM AND IT WILL TAKE SIX YEARS AND COST US SIX MILLION LIVES.

    Quoted in Alpha and Omega

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    I tried to find the exact date Patton said this? He was relieved of command of the Third Army on October 7, 1945, and died on December 21, 1945

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    Oct 8, 2015

    A day after the Russian navy fired cruise missiles at targets in Syria — and two days after …
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    NPR
    2 hours ago – A day after the Russian navy fired cruise missiles at targets in Syria … with Russia in Syria,” Teri Schultz reports for NPR’s Newscast, with Carter …
    As Russia’s Cruise Missiles Strike At Targets In Syria, NATO Stands With Turkey
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    Oct 8, 2015

    Syria crisis: Nato renews pledge amid Russia ‘escalation …

    www.bbc.co.uk/…/world-europe-34471…
    British Broadcasting Corporation

    2 hours ago – Nato has renewed assurances to defend allies in view of the “escalation of Russian military activities” in Syria, the alliance’s secretary-general …
    43 mins ago – Nato will defend you, Nato is on the ground, Nato is ready.” He also urged Moscow to … This principle of collective defence commits them to protect each other. On Wednesday, Russia … 8 October 2015 • Russia’s intervention …

    Under Article 5 of Nato’s Washington Treaty, an attack on one member is considered an attack on all. This principle of collective defence commits them to protect each other.
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    Sept. 30, 2015 Full text
    Kerry Views Russian Bombing of Syria as ‘Opportunity’ For U.S.
    by John Hayward30 Sep 2015368
    Yesterday, Secretary of State John Kerry described Russian action in Syria as a potential “opportunity” for the United States, suggesting the Russians ought to follow President Obama’s agenda in Syria.
    NOW THAT BOMBS ARE ACTUALLY DROPPING, KERRY’S RHETORIC HAS HARDENED A BIT, BUT HE STILL DOES NOT SEEM TO FULLY COMPREHEND WHAT IS HAPPENING.
    In a Tuesday interview with CNN, before the Russian bombs began falling, Kerry tried to talk the Russians out of supporting Syrian dictator Bashar Assad. “If he’s going to side with Assad and with Iran and Hezbollah, he’s going to have a very serious problem with the Sunni countries in the region. That means he… could very well become a target for those Sunni jihadists,” said the Secretary of State, referring to Russian president Vladimir Putin.
    “It’s an opportunity for us to force this question of how you actually resolve the question of Syria,” Kerry continued. “And the bottom line is, you cannot resolve it without including the Sunni(s) in a political solution, a political agreement ultimately, and that will mean that you’re going to have to have some kind of transition, some kind of timing. Because as long as Assad is there, you simply can’t make peace. Period.”
    He went on to insist that Assad must go – in a gradual and “orderly” transition, rather than a swift departure that could cause a political “implosion,” and actually cited the Syrian refugee crisis as an example of people “voting with their feet” against the dictator.
    The following morning, Russia would tersely inform the Obama Administration that American aircraft should stay out of its way while it began hammering the Syrian opposition, and its targets most certainly were not limited to ISIS and al-Qaeda.

    The BBC notes that the attacks began after a mere hour’s warning to the United States,

    and while Russian defense officials talked about targeting the Islamic State, a U.S. official said that “so far, they did not appear to be targeting IS-held territory.” Sources within the Syrian opposition confirmed this assessment.
    On Wednesday, Kerry reportedly changed his welcoming tune and told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov that the U.S. “will not be altering our operations and that this announcement by the Russians runs counter to their stated efforts of deconfliction and is not helpful to that effort, and again made clear that the deconfliction discussions need to begin immediately,” according to a senior American official.
    At a U.N. Security Council meeting on Wednesday, Kerry mixed this carping about Russia being unhelpful with wishful thinking about how they could be so, if they felt so inclined. “If Russia’s recent actions and those now ongoing reflect a genuine commitment to defeat [the Islamic State], we are prepared to welcome those efforts and find a way to deconflict and therefore multiple our efforts,” said Kerry, as reported by the Washington Post.
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    Oct 8, 2015 Full text
    As Russia’s Cruise Missiles Strike At Targets In Syria, NATO …
    www.npr.org/…/as-russias-cruise-missiles-strike-at-targets-in-syria-nato…
    NPR
    2 hours ago – A day after the Russian navy fired cruise missiles at targets in Syria … with Russia in Syria,” Teri Schultz reports for NPR’s Newscast, with Carter …
    As Russia’s Cruise Missiles Strike At Targets In Syria, NATO Stands With Turkey
    October 08, 2015 8:51 AM ET
    A day after the Russian navy fired cruise missiles at targets in Syria — and two days after Russia’s warplanes veered into Turkey’s airspace — NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says the alliance “is able and ready to defend all allies, including Turkey, against any threat.”
    Speaking at nearly the same time, Syria’s Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad said, “Russia’s joining the struggle against terrorism on Syria’s territory will lead to changes in the region and the whole world,”in remarks relayed by Russia’s Tass news agency.
    Speaking at a summit of NATO defense ministers, Stoltenberg said Russia has raised tensions in the area since its military began carrying out attacks to support Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad. And he dismissed Russia’s explanation that it had been patrolling Turkey’s border as a way to help the country.
    “Turkey is a strong ally. Turkey has the second-largest army in the alliance,” Stoltenberg said.
    Russia launched a series of cruise missiles from its ships Wednesday, supporting a new push by Syrian government troops. Parts of the offensive were broadcast on TV, showing missiles streaking toward their targets.
    Today, Syrian rebels are claiming to have forced down a Russian helicopter.
    “An amateur video shows two helicopters descending at low altitude,” NPR’s Alison Meuse reports. “The crafts are close enough to the front lines in central Syria for activists to catch the emergency landing on camera. Activists say the helicopter landed in a regime-held town—miles from the nearest military airport.”
    Alison adds that the new ground and air campaign in Hama province has met with strong resistance.
    “Rebels claim to have destroyed more than 15 regime tanks in the past day,” she says, “with TOW missiles supplied by the US and its allies. Activists say Russian and Syrian warplanes have retaliated with fierce bombardments.”
    Russia says the missile attacks hit nearly a dozen ISIS targets — and the country says the attacks haven’t harmed civilians.
    NPR’s Corey Flintoff reports:
    “From the very start of this bombing campaign, the Russians have strongly denied causing any civilian casualties. Russian officials are accusing Islamic State fighters of hiding among the civilian population, and they say Russian warplanes have canceled attacks whenever there was a possibility of hurting non-combatants.”
    NATO, U.S. officials, and others have noted that Russia has targeted U.S.-backed rebels who are fighting Assad, rather than focusing on ISIS strongholds as the country initially declared it would do.
    As Defense Secretary Ash Carter traveled to Brussels for today’s session, he “ruled out cooperation with Russia in Syria,” Teri Schultz reports for NPR’s Newscast, with Carter saying Moscow is following the “wrong strategy.”
    Carter said he wants the U.S. and Russia to coordinate their operations in the region only to avoid possible collisions in Syria’s airspace.
    In his speech kicking off the NATO meeting, Stoltenberg also said the alliance will establish two “small headquarters” in Hungary and Slovakia, two countries that have been caught up in the refugee crisis that has sent thousands of people into Europe this year.
    Hungary and Slovakia also had a front-row seat to the recent clash between Russia and Ukraine: they share Ukraine’s westernmost border.
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    Oct 8, 2015 Full text

    Politics | Thu Oct 8, 2015 8:03am EDT
    Related: World, Politics, Russia, United Nations
    Exclusive: Congress probing U.S. spy agencies’ possible lapses on Russia
    WASHINGTON | By Mark Hosenball, Phil Stewart and Matt Spetalnick
    Senior U.S. lawmakers have begun probing possible intelligence lapses over Moscow’s intervention in Syria, concerned that American spy agencies were slow to grasp the scope and intention of Russia’s dramatic military offensive there, U.S. congressional sources and other officials told Reuters.
    A week after Russia plunged directly into Syria’s civil war by launching a campaign of air strikes, the intelligence committees of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives want to examine the extent to which the spy community overlooked or misjudged critical warning signs, the sources said.
    Findings of major blind spots would mark the latest of several U.S. intelligence misses in recent years, including Moscow’s surprise takeover of Ukraine’s Crimea region last year and China’s rapid expansion of island-building activities in the South China Sea.
    Though spy agencies have sought to ramp up intelligence gathering on Russia since the crisis over Ukraine, they continue to struggle with inadequate resources because of the emphasis on counter-terrorism in the Middle East and the Afghanistan-Pakistan region, according to current and former U.S. officials.
    A senior administration official, who also asked not to be identified, insisted that there were “no surprises” and that policymakers were “comfortable” with the intelligence they received in the lead-up to the Russian offensive.
    Spy agencies had carefully tracked Russian President Vladimir Putin’s build-up of military assets and personnel in Syria in recent weeks, prompting White House criticism and demands for Moscow to explain itself.
    But intelligence officers – and the U.S. administration they serve – were caught mostly off-guard by the speed and aggressiveness of Putin’s use of air power as well as a Russian target list that included U.S.-backed rebels, according to the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
    “They saw some of this going on but didn’t appreciate the magnitude,” one of the sources told Reuters.
    Russia’s sudden move to ramp up its military involvement in the Syria crisis has thrown Obama’s Middle East strategy into doubt and laid bare an erosion of U.S. influence in the region.
    A shortage of reliable information and analysis could further hamper President Barack Obama’s efforts to craft a response on Syria to regain the initiative from Washington’s former Cold War foe.
    BEHIND THE CURVE?
    It is unclear how his administration could have reacted differently with better intelligence, though advance word of Putin’s attack plans might have allowed U.S. officials to warn the moderate Syrian opposition that they could end up in Russia’s line of fire.

    Obama, who is reluctant to see America drawn deeper into another Middle East conflict, has shown no desire to directly confront Russia over its Syria offensive – something Moscow may have taken as a green light to escalate its operations.

    Syrian troops and militia backed by Russian warplanes mounted what appeared to be their first major coordinated assault on Syrian insurgents on Wednesday and Moscow said its warships fired a barrage of missiles at them from the Caspian Sea, a sign of its new military reach.
    Russia’s military build-up now includes a growing naval presence, long-range rockets and a battalion of troops backed by Moscow’s most modern tanks, the U.S. ambassador to NATO said.
    The U.S. administration believes it now has a better understanding at least of Putin’s main motive – to do whatever it takes to prop up Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. But Washington remains uncertain exactly how much further Putin is willing to go in terms of deployment of advanced military assets, the U.S. officials said.
    The lack of clarity stems in part from the limited ability of U.S. intelligence agencies to discern what Putin and a tightly knit circle of advisers are thinking and planning.
    In a tense meeting with Putin at the United Nations early last week, Obama was not given any advance notice of Russia’s attack plans, aides said. Russian air strikes began two days later, including the targeting of CIA-trained “moderate” anti-Assad rebels, though Moscow insisted it only hit Islamic State insurgents.
    “They did not expect the speed with which Putin ramped things up,” said Michael McFaul, Obama’s former ambassador to Moscow. “He likes the element of surprise.”
    U.S. intelligence agencies did closely follow and report to policymakers Russian moves to sharply expand infrastructure at its key air base in Latakia as well as the deployment of heavy equipment, including combat aircraft, to Syria, officials said.
    “We’re not mind readers,” the senior administration official said. “We didn’t know when Russia would fly the first sortie, but our analysis of the capabilities that were there was that they were there for a reason.”
    However, several other officials said U.S. agencies were behind the curve in assessing how far the Russians intended to go and how quickly they intended to launch operations.
    In fact, right up until a White House briefing given shortly after the bombing began, Obama press secretary Josh Earnest declined to draw “firm conclusions” on Russia’s strategy.
    CONFUSION OVER RUSSIAN INTENT
    One source suggested that U.S. experts initially thought the Russian build-up might have been more for a military “snap exercise” or a temporary show of force than preparations for sustained, large-scale attacks on Assad’s enemies.
    Another official said that after initial review, congressional oversight investigators believe that “information on this was not moving quickly enough through channels” to policymakers.
    And another source said there had been a “lag of a week” before agencies began voicing full-throated alarm about imminent Russian military operations.
    The senior administration official said, however, that “I don’t think anybody here perceived a gap” in intelligence.
    In their reviews of how U.S. intelligence handled the Syria build-up, officials said congressional intelligence committees would examine reports issued by the agencies and question officers involved in the process, according to congressional and national security sources. At the moment, no public hearings are planned, the officials said.
    Though the senior administration official denied the intelligence community was paying any less attention to Syria, John Herbst, a former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, said that not enough intelligence assets had been devoted to analyzing Putin’s “aggressive policies”.
    McFaul, who took the view that the Obama administration had been largely on top of the situation as Putin prepared his offensive, said that a faster or more precise intelligence assessment would probably have done little to change the outcome.
    “What difference would it make if we had known 48 hours ahead of time?” asked McFaul, who now teaches at Stanford University in California. “There still wouldn’t have been any better options for deterring Putin in Syria.”
    (Additional reporting by Lesley Wroughton and Roberta Rampton, Writing by Matt Spetalnick; editing by Stuart Grudgings)
    Oct 8, 2015 full text online….

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    Nato has renewed assurances to defend allies in view of the “escalation of Russian military …
    43 mins ago – Nato will defend you, Nato is on the ground, Nato is ready.” He also urged Moscow to … This principle of collective defence commits them to protect each other. On Wednesday, Russia … 8 October 2015 • Russia’s intervention …
    Nato has renewed assurances to defend allies in view of the “escalation of Russian military activities” in Syria, the alliance’s secretary-general says.
    Jens Stoltenberg said defence ministers had decided to boost response forces to be able to deploy troops speedily.
    Nato member Turkey has complained that Russian jets have violated its airspace recently.
    Russia has used cruise missiles as well as air strikes in Syria. The Nato chief said Moscow’s position was “unhelpful”.
    Announcing the doubling of the size of the Nato Response Force to 40,000, Mr Stoltenberg said: “All of this sends a clear message to all Nato citizens. Nato will defend you, Nato is on the ground, Nato is ready.”
    He also urged Moscow to stop backing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
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    Analysis: Jonathan Marcus, BBC defence correspondent
    Jens Stoltenberg spoke of “a troubling escalation in Russia’s military activities in Syria”. Moscow’s support for the Assad regime, he insisted, was not a constructive policy. While there’s been plenty of condemnation of Moscow here in Brussels, Nato has few options to influence Russian behaviour.
    It stands ready to assist Turkey to maintain the integrity of its airspace if requested and Nato is reviewing its naval presence in the eastern Mediterranean, where the Russians already have a small naval flotilla off the Syrian coast.
    Vladimir Putin’s more assertive stance – first in Ukraine and now in Syria – continues to worry Nato members who share borders with Russia.
    More analysis:
    • What is Russia’s endgame in Syria? – Defeat anti-Assad rebels and be an equal at peace talks
    • High-stakes gamble – Incursions highlight the risk of a clash
    • What can Russia’s air campaign achieve? – Why should Russia be able to do any better than the US-led coalition?
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    Moscow denies Western accusations that it has mainly targeted Assad opponents, insisting its strikes have hit the infrastructure of the so-called Islamic State (IS) and other militant groups.
    But a Saudi government official told the BBC that in response to the Russian air strikes in Syria, it was stepping up its supply of weaponry to three anti-Assad rebel groups there.
    The official said the Free Syrian Army, Jaysh al-Fatah and Southern Front would get increased supplies of modern, high-powered weaponry, including guided anti-tank weapons.
    IS militants have seized swathes of territory in Syria and Iraq.
    A US-led coalition has been carrying out air strikes against IS fighters in both Syria and Iraq for months. But Western countries support rebels who have been fighting to oust Mr Assad since 2011.
    The Russian air strikes had “weakened” IS, Syrian Army Chief of Staff Gen Ali Abdullah Ayoub said on Thursday, enabling the army to start a “big attack” to retake towns and villages.
    Heavy fighting was reported in areas of Idlib, Hama and Latakia provinces, where a coalition of rebels that includes the Nusra Front operates.
    Government-backed troops had moved into the key Ghab plain area, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said.
    Russia’s defence ministry, quoted by the Interfax news agency, said the Russian air force had hit 27 targets overnight – and that they all belonged to IS.
    ‘Wrong strategy’
    Nato ministers met in Brussels amid a deepening sense of crisis, says BBC defence correspondent Jonathan Marcus.
    The ministers also addressed increased concern among Baltic member states following Russia’s involvement in eastern Ukraine.
    The UK is to station about 100 troops in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania amid tensions with Moscow. It is also sending 25 soldiers to a training mission in Ukraine.
    Mr Stoltenberg also announced the creation of new Nato HQ offices in Hungary and Slovakia.
    Under Article 5 of Nato’s Washington Treaty, an attack on one member is considered an attack on all. This principle of collective defence commits them to protect each other.
    On Wednesday, Russia said it had launched missile strikes against IS from warships in the Caspian Sea – about 1,500km (930 miles) away.
    Russia’s foreign ministry also said Moscow was willing to establish contact with the Free Syrian Army – a Western-backed rebel group – to discuss fighting IS “and other terrorist groups”.
    But US Defence Secretary Ash Carter said coalition forces fighting IS in Syria would not co-operate with Russia.
    “We believe Russia has the wrong strategy,” he said. “They continue to hit targets that are not IS.”
    Russia’s air campaign in Syria has raised fears of accidental contact between Russian warplanes and those of the US-led coalition which have been targeting IS for the past year.
    Pentagon officials revealed they recently had to carry out at least one “safe separation” manoeuvre to avoid a US jet coming too close to a Russian aircraft over Syria.
    The Syrian civil war began with an uprising against President Assad in 2011 that was brutally put down.
    It has since deteriorated into fighting between pro-government forces and various rebel groups – some of which also fight each other…….
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  • Public Policy Matters

    Public Policy Matters
    page 5 “Thing That Matter”
    Everything CITIZENS Need to Know?
    ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE NATIONAL SECURITY AND PUBLIC POLICY

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    It Aired on CSPAN Oct. 3, 2015 From a lecture given on Sept. 15, 2015 The lecturer at the college mentioned the education level of CITIZENS ? And, he said, There is a 17 page thing that will give them about 70% and another 12th grade level thing that will give them 90% of Everything CITIZENS Need to Know? ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE? NATIONAL SECURITY? AND PUBLIC POLICY?

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    What is the point of this academic exercise? It seems to be to indoctrinate CITIZENS by using K-12 literature to establish the same positive political feedback loop around global warming that has existed between the federal government and the nation’s colleges and universities for the past two decades.

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    WHO WAS/IS THE COLLEGE LECTURER?

    RETIRED REAR ADM. DAVID TITLEY IN HIS NEW JOB AS DIRECTOR OF Center for Solutions TO WEATHER AND CLIMATE RISK AT PENN STATE UNIVERSITY
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    HOW IGNORANT, UNINFORMED AND GULLIBLE, DOES THE HE THINK CITIZENS ARE ON CLIMATE CHANGE?
    PUBLIC POLICY? can be generally defined as a system of laws, regulatory measures, COURSES OF ACTION, and funding priorities concerning a given topic promulgated by a governmental entity or its representatives.
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    Now, IF THE  GULLIBILITY OF HIS PUBLIC POLICY isn’t enough to get your knickers in a knot….. keep reading…
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    And, In response to a question during his lecture at the college, RETIRED REAR ADM. DAVID TITLEY said

    “OF COURSE, THIS IS A MORAL ISSUE AND OBLIGATION”

    REAR ADM. DAVID TITLEY’S PUBLIC POLICY ON GLOBAL WARMING IS PREACHING ON THE RELIGIOUS COMPONENTS?

    AND, DETERMINING THAT GLOBAL WARMING IS A MORAL ISSUE AND WHO AND HOW TO EXPLORE THE CITIZENS RELIGIOUS LOBBY?

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    HE SAID… A HARD CORE CONSERVATIVE CAN QUOTE THE BIBLE, YOU KNOW.
    THE CATHOLIC COVENANT ON THIS ISSUE CAN TELL YOU WHAT THE POPE MEANS.
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    According to RETIRED REAR ADM. DAVID TITLEY

    What to do at your local level?

    All things considered, BASED ON A CITIZENS LEVEL OF EDUCATION, WITH YOUR DEPLOMA OF 90% OF EVERYTHING A CITIZEN NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE, NATIONAL SECURITY AND PUBLIC POLICY.

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    INDEED PUBLIC POLICY DEMANDS THAT YOU RUN AMOK….

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    Go public GET MEDIA ATTENTION, PROTEST, PICKET, LOBBY IT AND demand it with your individual support and, of the support of LOCAL GLOBAL NGO groups AND THEIR 600 GLOBAL PARTNERS, Get going after your ELECTED officials, give them A TON OF public opinion, input, send emails, letters, attend, talk about it,. ELECTED OFFICIALS want votes, they don’t want to lose an election so they will act and legislate on a massive court of public media opinion.
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    RETIRED REAR ADM. DAVID TITLEY DEFENDS CASE FOR GLOBAL WARMING IN HIS NEW JOB AS DIRECTOR OF Center for Solutions TO WEATHER AND CLIMATE RISK AT PENN STATE UNIVERSITY

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    Rear Admiral David W. Titley, USN (Ret) « The Center for …

    climateandsecurity.org/advisory…/rearadmiraldavidwtitleyusnret/

    Rear Admiral David W. Titley, United States Navy (Retired) Dr. Titley is a nationally known expert in the field of climate, the Arctic, and National Security, and …
    climateandsecurity.org/advisory…/rear-admiral-david-w-titley-usn-ret/

    AND FOUNDING DIRECTOR OF THE CENTER FOR SOLUTIONS TO WEATHER AND CLIMATE RISK AT … DR. TITLEY INITIATED AND LED THE US NAVY’S TASK FORCE ON CLIMATE CHANGE.
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    Navy climate change expert sees opponents ignoring science

    www.timesunion.com/…/Navyclimatechangeexpertsees-…
    Times Union

    Jul 23, 2015 – Rear Admiral David Titley tours the USS Slater in Albany, N.Y. April 26, 2012, as part of the United States Navy’s 50/50 Program, an outreach ..
    Jul 23, 2015 – When he headed the Navy’s climate change task force, the group … In his new job as director of Center for Solutions to Weather and … FORMER NAVY OFFICER, RESEARCHER DEFENDS CASE FOR GLOBAL WARMING … AS THE U.S. NAVY’S FORMER TOP EXPERT ON MAN-MADE CLIMATE CHANGE, RETIRED REAR ADM. DAVID TITLEY SAYS …
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    WHAT CITIZENS REALLY NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE AND NATIONAL SECURITY
    When RETIRED REAR ADM. DAVID TITLEY headed the Navy’s climate change task force, the group looked at issues like RISING SEA LEVELS, which is one outcome of GLOBAL WARMING. NAVAL BASES AROUND THE WORLD WILL BE AFFECTED and planners have to be ready for it, he said.
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    RETIRED REAR ADM. DAVID TITLEY SAYS
    NATIONAL SECURITY IS ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING AND RISING SEA LEVELS?
    AND, THAT NAVAL BASES AROUND THE WORLD WILL BE AFFECTED.
    AND, PLANNING for the rapidly melting ice in the arctic polar zone?

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    NATIONAL SECURITY ON NAVAL BASES AROUND THE WORLD? THAT WILL BE AFFECTED WHEN THE ARCTIC POLAR ZONE ICE MELTS AND”THE FIFTH OCEAN” IS CREATED.
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    Citizens Needs to Know ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE NATIONAL SECURITY AND PUBLIC POLICY ON THE ARCTIC ARCHIPELAGO OF SVALBARD
    Sept. 15, 2015 RETIRED REAR ADM. DAVID TITLEY SAID RUSSIA KEEPS POKING AROUND…
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    U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s Arctic Strategy was unveiled in Halifax in November 2013. Hagel SAID THE PENTAGON’S «ARCTIC STRATEGY» is centered upon the U.S. bolstering its military capabilities in the Arctic region with the opening of new sea lanes for natural resource «exploration»,

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    U.S. DOMINANCE OVER THE ARCTIC IS SPELLED OUT IN THE PENTAGON’S NATIONAL STRATEGY FOR THE ARCTIC REGION, a policy that was developed under the stewardship of Daniel Y. Chiu, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for strategy. Chiu sees THE RAPID CLIMATE CHANGE THAT IS AFFECTING THE ARCTIC FACILITATING A GREATER U.S. NAVAL AND OTHER MILITARY PRESENCE IN THE REGION.
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    TRUTH POLITICS AND HISTORY
    In September, 2010 A TREATY WAS MADE BETWEEN RUSSIA AND NORWAY
    Sept. 15, 2015 RETIRED REAR ADM. DAVID TITLEY SAID RUSSIA KEEPS POKING AROUND?

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    THE SVALBARD TREATY OF 1920
    UNDER THE NATO UMBRELLA. THE SVALBARD TREATY OF 1920, ratified by 40 nations, agreed to “DEMILITARIZE” THE NORWEGIAN-OWNED ARCTIC ARCHIPELAGO OF SVALBARD.

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    FACTS ABOUT SVALBARD ARCHIPELAGO The land mass is about 61 020 square kilometers, As much as 60 percent of the landmass is covered in ice, The sea area around the islands out to the territorial border of 12 nautical miles is about 90 700 square kilometers.
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    THE POLITICS OF SVALBARD ARCHIPELAGO
    In September, 2010 A TREATY WAS MADE BETWEEN RUSSIA AND NORWAY
    fixing the boundary between the SVALBARD ARCHIPELAGO and the Novaya Zemlya archipelago. Increased interest in petroleum exploration in the Arctic increased interest in resolution of the dispute. The agreement takes into account the relative positions of the archipelagos, rather than being based simply on northward extension of the continental border of Norway and Russia.[81]
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    USING THREE NATO ALLIES, all of them monarchies, Obama is trying to establish a U.S.-led condominium of the United States, Canada, Norway, and Denmark over the Arctic,

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    CONSPICUOUSLY LEAVING RUSSIA OUT OF THE EQUATION.

    Sept. 15, 2015 RETIRED REAR ADM. DAVID TITLEY SAID RUSSIA KEEPS POKING AROUND?
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    THE FIRST STEP OF THE OBAMA «POLAR PIVOT» HAS BEEN TO “MILITARIZE” THE ARCTIC ARCHIPELAGO OF SVALBARD
    UNDER THE NATO UMBRELLA. The Svalbard Treaty of 1920, ratified by 40 nations, agreed to “DEMILITARIZE” THE NORWEGIAN-OWNED ARCTIC ARCHIPELAGO OF SVALBARD.
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    Sept. 15, 2015 RETIRED REAR ADM. DAVID TITLEY SAID “RUSSIA KEEPS POKING AROUND”
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    RUSSIA BELIEVES THAT NATO HAS VIOLATED THE SVALBARD TREATY of 1920 BY COVERTLY OPERATING MILITARY FUNCTIONS AT THE SVALBARD SATELLITE STATION AT NY-ÅLESUND,
    which is connected to Harstad and Andoya, Norway by the Svalbard Undersea Cable System. Andoya was the site of a Norwegian Sound Surveillance System (SOSUS) array, art of the U.S. Integrated Undersea Surveillance System (IUSS) that acoustically tracked Soviet and Russian submarines. There is a belief that the Norwegians have continued to employ acoustic intelligence devices against the Russians and that Svalbard is part of the Norwegian monitoring activities, in violation of the Svalbard Treaty. The U.S. also maintains a Globus II HAVE STARE radar station in Vardo in the Norwegian Arctic, which is used to collect electronic intelligence for the U.S. National Security Agency from Russian military targets across the Norwegian border.
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    the bottom line on “Ice Station Obama”

    IN THE ARCTIC, THE DECISIONS ARE MADE IN WASHINGTON, WHILE THE NATO PUPPETS OF OTTAWA, COPENHAGEN, AND OSLO OBEDIENTLY WAG THEIR TAILS.

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    The unedited comment
    Ice Station Obama
    Wayne MADSEN 06.06.2014 00:00
    Although President Obama’s «pivot to Asia» is receiving media attention, his little-known push to establish American hegemony over THE RAPIDLY MELTING ARCTIC POLAR ZONE HAS GONE LARGELY UNNOTICED. Using three NATO allies, all of them monarchies, Obama is trying to establish a U.S.-led condominium of the United States, Canada, Norway, and Denmark over the Arctic,
    CONSPICUOUSLY LEAVING RUSSIA OUT OF THE EQUATION.
    Obama’s military and intelligence push into the Arctic could be taken from the pages of the 1960s Cold War thriller by Alistair MacLean, «Ice Station Zebra», WITH THE DEPLETION OF THE ARCTIC ICE PACK OPENING UP FORMERLY NON-NAVIGABLE ARCTIC MARITIME ZONES TO SHIPPING, Obama and his Wall Street handlers are eyeing the Arctic as America’s new region for natural resource exploitation. And, as always, the Pentagon and the U.S. intelligence Community are ready to act as the centurions for the investment bankers and hedge fund tycoons.
    U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s Arctic Strategy was unveiled in Halifax in November 2013. Hagel said the Pentagon’s «Arctic Strategy» is centered upon the U.S. bolstering its military capabilities in the Arctic region with the opening of new sea lanes for natural resource «exploration»,
    THE FIRST STEP OF THE OBAMA «POLAR PIVOT» HAS BEEN TO MILITARIZE IT UNDER THE NATO UMBRELLA. The Svalbard Treaty of 1920, ratified by 40 nations, agreed to demilitarize the Norwegian-owned Arctic archipelago of Svalbard and to permit commercial activities on the islands by the signatories. Only Norway and Russia (and the former Soviet Union) exercised the right to commercially exploit the resources of the islands, mainly by mining coal. Russia has largely withdrawn its commercial interests from the islands with only some 370 Russians and Ukrainians remaining in Svalbard, many of them living at the mining community in Barentsburg, the Russian research station at Ny-Ålesund, and the small mining outpost at Sveagruva.
    A dependency of Norway, Svalbard has seen its Norwegian population grow with many of the Norwegians living in the capital of Longyearbyen. As signatories of the Svalbard Treaty, Americans, Canadians, and Britons are free to travel and reside on Svalbard without restrictions imposed by Norwegian authorities. Americans first started to arrive in Svalbard as part of the team that oversees the operation of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, a project of Global Crop Diversity Trust, which stores most of the world’s crop and botanical varieties in an underground vault.
    Russia believes that NATO has violated the Svalbard Treaty by covertly operating military functions at the Svalbard Satellite Station at Ny-Ålesund, which is connected to Harstad and Andoya, Norway by the Svalbard Undersea Cable System. Andoya was the site of a Norwegian Sound Surveillance System (SOSUS) array, art of the U.S. Integrated Undersea Surveillance System (IUSS) that acoustically tracked Soviet and Russian submarines. There is a belief that the Norwegians have continued to employ acoustic intelligence devices against the Russians and that Svalbard is part of the Norwegian monitoring activities, in violation of the Svalbard Treaty. The U.S. also maintains a Globus II HAVE STARE radar station in Vardo in the Norwegian Arctic, which is used to collect electronic intelligence for the U.S. National Security Agency from Russian military targets across the Norwegian border.
    THE MUSHROOM-LIKE RADOME THAT CONCEALS THE HAVE STARE RADAR IS A TELL-TALE SIGN OF A U.S. MILITARY-INTELLIGENCE PRESENCE.
    RADOMES HAVE APPEARED IN INCREASING NUMBERS FROM THE NATIONAL SECURITY BASE AT MENWITH HILL, ENGLAND to northern Norway, Svalbard, Greenland, Iceland, the Faeroes, northern Canada, and even remote and uninhabited Jan Mayen Island in the Norwegian Sea.
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    my comment
    And, MUSHROOM-LIKE RADOMES HAVE APPEARED IN INCREASING NUMBERS, even in remote areas of the Olympic Peninsula in WA STATE U.S.A ….
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    Complementing America’s operations in Svalbard and Norway is the increasing use by NATO of Sweden’s Arctic Lapland for military purposes. Most NATO activities in Sweden involve NEAT, which stands for NATO Exercises and Advanced Testing.
    The U.S. is also expanding its military presence at the Thule airbase in Greenland as part of the U.S. Air Force 21st Space Wing’s missile defense network. Thule provides missile launch sensor data to the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD) and the Air Force Space Command. A number of Greenland «home rule» governments have wanted the United States to withdraw its military forces from Greenland but Washington and Denmark, which remains the sovereign authority over Greenland through the contrivance of calling Greenland a self-governing country within the «Kingdom of Denmark,» have rejected Greenlandic calls for the demilitarization of Greenland. The «kingdom» contrivance has also been used to keep the independence-minded Faeroe Islands in the Norwegian Sea firmly under Denmark’s, and by default, NATO’s, control. The Faeroes and Greenland are part of Denmark’s Joint Arctic Command, which in turn reports to NATO.
    Although Greenland’s Prime Minister Aleqa Hammond of the social democratic Siumut Party favors independence, she, like other past leaders, face determined opposition from Washington and Copenhagen, where NATO lobbyists exercise final say. Hammond stated «We will stand up as a people and demand what is rightfully ours.» According to a document found in the CIA archives, The U.S. has always believed it has ultimate authority over Greenland. And Denmark has not always been such an obedient slave to the dictates of Washington. A formerly TOP SECRET CIA document, dated January 31, 1947, states that the U.S. Minister to Denmark, Josiah P. Marvel, Jr., raised the issue of Greenland with the Danish Foreign Minister, Gustav Rasmussen. The U.S., at the time, was interested in wresting control of Greenland from Denmark to use it as a military base against the Soviet Union. When Marvel insisted on discussing the future of Greenland with Rasmussen, the Danish Foreign Minister replied, «While we owe much to America, I do not feel we owe them the whole island of Greenland.»
    What a difference a generation makes. Former Danish Prime Minister and outgoing NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, nicknamed the «Fogh of War» by his many critics, handed Greenland to the United States on a Georg Jensen silver platter and warned the Faeroes not to even think about independence. Whatever the Americans paid for Rasmussen’s knee-jerk loyalty, it was worth it to Washington.
    U.S. dominance over the Arctic is spelled out in the Pentagon’s National Strategy for the Arctic Region, a policy that was developed under the stewardship of Daniel Y. Chiu, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for strategy. Chiu sees the rapid climate change that is affecting the Arctic facilitating a greater U.S. naval and other military presence in the region.
    Last February, U.S. forces participated in the first airborne operation north of the Arctic Circle. The exercise, codenamed SPARTAN PEGASUS, saw paratroopers from the Army’s 25th Infantry Division parachute into Deadhorse on Alaska’s North Slope.
    In 2012, the commander of the U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM) and NORAD signed the Tri-Command Framework for Arctic Cooperation with the Commander of Canadian Joint Operations Command. The agreement «enhances military cooperation to support safety, security and defense operations in the region.» NORTHCOM has assumed sole responsibility for military operations in the Arctic region, placing Greenland, Svalbard, Jan Mayen Island, and the North Pole within NORTHCOM’s jurisdictional domain.
    And NORTHCOM has not been shy about ORDERING U.S. FIGHTER PLANES TO ENGAGE RUSSIAN MILITARY AIRCRAFT in dangerous «cat-and-mouse» games over the Bering Sea between Siberia and Alaska.
    NORTHCOM has increased its presence in Canada’s first Inuit-ruled territory, Nunavut. In March, NORTHCOM conducted Exercise ARCTIC WARRIOR/GUERRIER NORDIQUE in Iqaluit, Nunavut. The Stephen Harper government in Ottawa has increasingly stymied the rights of Native Canadians over the natural resources on their lands. The presence of NORTHCOM military units in the Nunavut capital of Iqaluit last March was a message by Ottawa and Washington to the local leaders that their self-government has «limits,» just like those imposed by Washington and Copenhagen on their Inuit cousins in Greenland. The same restrictions by the neo-colonialists of Ottawa and Washington will be imposed on the emerging Deline Gotine nation, the first native Canadian self-governing entity in Canada’s Northwest Territories. In addition, the people of Deline Gotine will have no authority to ban natural gas fracking in their territory.
    NATO has urged Denmark and Canada to resolve a dispute over ownership of Hans Island, a 1.3 kilometer barren uninhabited island between Greenland and Canada’s Ellesmere Island. The island will be ruled as a shared condominium between Canada and Denmark. Left out of the agreement are Greenland and Nunavut, the two Inuit governments that actually would have had no problems resolving sovereignty issues between the same native people. HOWEVER, IN THE ARCTIC, THE DECISIONS ARE MADE IN WASHINGTON, WHILE THE NATO PUPPETS OF OTTAWA, COPENHAGEN, AND OSLO OBEDIENTLY WAG THEIR TAILS.

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  • Women’s Rights Matter

    page 1 Things That Matter
    A # 1 bestselling book by Charles Krauthammer.
    “Things That Matter”, his working title started as, “There’s More To Life Than Politics”
    A quotation from Keats, “Beauty is truth, truth beauty— that is all/ Ye need to know on earth, and all ye need to know”.
    “Turns out, we need to know one more thing on earth- politics”
    “In the end, everything must bow to the sovereignty of politics”
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    Is truth all you need to know?
    LEARNING FROM HISTORY is paramount to my comments.
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    a snippet from “The Disturbing, Shameful History of Childbirth Deaths”
    RELIABLE, SAFE, AND LEGAL BIRTH CONTROL ALLOWED WOMEN TO LIMIT AND TIME THEIR PREGNANCIES,
    AND IT LED TO A DECREASE IN ILLEGAL ABORTIONS, A LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH IN PREGNANT WOMEN HISTORICALLY.
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    PREVENTION IS BETTER THEN DEATH
    PLANNED PARENTHOOD Started as the American Birth Control League in 1921, and changed its name to “Planned Parenthood” in 1942
    PLANNED PARENTHOOD HAS BEEN PROVIDING TRUSTED HEALTH CARE FOR NEARLY 100 YEARS.
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    And, a bunch of ill advised conservatives are going to shut down the government in an attempt to defund this?
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    Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), has since grown and consists of approximately 85 affiliates and 820 clinics in the United States, with a total budget of USD $1 billion.
    Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), IS THE LARGEST U.S. PROVIDER OF REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH SERVICES, WITH CLINICAL INTERACTIONS FOCUSED ON BREAST AND CERVICAL CANCER SCREENING, HIV SCREENING AND COUNSELING, CONTRACEPTION, AS WELL AS MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH SERVICES and abortions.
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    The $5 billion presidential campaign? | TheHill
    thehill.com/blogs/…/presidential…/230318-the-5-billion-campaig…
    Jan 21, 2015 – The 2016 presidential election could cost as much as $5 billion,
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    My comment…
    With BILLIONS being spent? It is unbelievable that conservative political advisers have, and conservative candidates are using the following defunding agenda in an attempt to WIN the 2016 presidential election?
    REALLY? and, A GROUP OF MORE THAN 30 REPUBLICANS???
    Shutting down the government is a fool’s errand.
    If you want the BLAME, play the shutdown game AGAIN.
    Even if a conservative wins the primary election on this defunding agenda..
    In the long run? WOMEN HAVE THE RIGHT TO VOTE
    More women vote than men.
    Women will VOTE to protect their TRUSTED affordable healthcare and their constitutional rights provided by Planned Parenthood.
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    Conservatives Push Out Boehner Because He Wouldn’t …
    thinkprogress.org/politics/2015/09/…/boehner-steps-down/
    2 days ago – … pressure from the right wing of his conference” to defund Planned Parenthood. … Because He Wouldn’t Shut Down The Government Over Planned Parenthood … funding to avoid a government shutdown before October 1. … A group of more than 30 Republicans recently started threatening to force a …
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    The ugly truth about WA DC politics 1993-2015
    FEDERAL LAW SINCE 1993 “THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH REVITALIZATION ACT” of 1993 103rd Congress (1993-1994) legalized fetal tissue research. In addition, fetal tissue can be sold at a price that allows an organization to recoup the costs associated with it.
    Setting up Planned Parenthood to take the fall, using hidden cameras and edited videos with atrocious images.
    Going public and blaming Planned Parenthood? for complying with a liberal Act of Congress LAW?
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    Did you watch the CSPAN congressional debates on defunding?
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    Of course, the liberals failed to mention, their FAULT in passing the LAW? “THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH REVITALIZATION ACT”, Through no fault of Planned Parenthood, they were forced to comply with the liberal Act of Congress LAW.
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    AND, of course, if conservatives wanted a logical solution to to their problem with the 2001“NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH REVITALIZATION ACT” they could introduce and pass new legislation to address their concerns. about the “CLINICAL RESEARCH”.Defined as, research conducted with HUMAN SUBJECTS (OR ON MATERIAL OF HUMAN ORIGIN SUCH AS TISSUES (FETAL TISSUE), SPECIMENS…..
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    LEARNING FROM HISTORY
    In 2012, Planned Parenthood and ITS SUPPORTERS FEROCIOUSLY ATTACKED the Susan G. Komen Foundation when it sought to discontinue funding
    Feb 4, 2012 – DONORS RUSH TO SUPPORT PLANNED PARENTHOOD; Susan G. Komen for the … to defund Planned Parenthood,”
    ONE IN FIVE AMERICAN WOMEN HAS CHOSEN PLANNED PARENTHOOD FOR HEALTH CARE AT LEAST ONCE IN HER LIFE.
    Throughout its history PPFA has experienced support, controversy, protests, and violent attacks.
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    Even if a conservative wins the primary election on this defunding agenda..
    In the long run? WOMEN HAVE THE RIGHT TO VOTE
    More women vote than men.
    Women will VOTE to protect their trusted, affordable healthcare and the constitutional rights provided by Planned Parenthood.
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    WHO ARE THEY?
    We are a trusted health care provider, an informed educator, a passionate advocate, and a global partner helping similar organizations around the world. Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people worldwide.
    For nearly 100 years, Planned Parenthood has promoted a commonsense approach to women’s health and well-being, based on respect for each individual’s right to make informed, independent decisions about health, sex, and family planning.
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    CONGRESS PLANNED AND LEGALIZED THE “CLINICAL RESEARCH“.Defined as, research conducted with HUMAN SUBJECTS (OR ON MATERIAL OF HUMAN ORIGIN SUCH AS TISSUES (FETAL TISSUE), SPECIMENS…..
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    Planned Parenthood planned for BIRTH CONTROL AND OTHER THINGS THAT MATTER
    2015 THE ENTIRE RANGE OF PLANNED PARENTHOOD HEALTH AND ECONOMIC ISSUES.
    Abstinence
    Abusive Relationships
    Adoption
    AIDS
    Anatomy
    Birth Control for Men
    Birth Control Implant
    Birth Control Patch
    Birth Control Pill
    Birth Control Ring
    Birth Control Shot
    Birth Control Sponge
    Breast Cancer
    Breast Exams
    Breastfeeding
    Cervical Cap
    Chancroid
    Chlamydia
    Colposcopy
    Condom
    Copper IUD
    Crabs
    Cryotherapy
    Dental Dams
    Diaphragm
    Dysmenorrhea
    Ectopic Pregnancy
    Female Condom
    Fertility awareness
    Gender Identity
    Genital Warts
    Gonorrhea
    Healthy Relationships
    Hepatitis
    Herpes
    How Pregnancy Happens
    HPV
    HPV Test
    HPV Vaccine
    Infertility
    Infertility (Men)
    Infertility (Women)
    Intersex
    LEEP
    Mammograms
    Masturbation
    Men and Urinary Tract Infections
    Menopause
    Miscarriage
    Molluscum Contagiosum
    Outercourse
    Parenting
    Pelvic Exam
    PID
    Pre-Pregnancy Health
    Pregnancy Options
    Prenatal Care
    Pull-Out Method
    Scabies
    Sex
    Sexual Orientation
    Sexual Pleasure
    Spermicide
    Stages of Pregnancy
    Sterilization (Women)
    Syphilis
    Testicular Cancer
    Transgender
    Trich
    Urinary Tract Infection
    Vasectomy
    Yeast Infection
    Abortion
    Abortion Pill
    Abortion Procedures
    – See more at: http://www.plannedparenthood.org/learn/#sthash.UEp9Evyj.dpuf
    This entry was posted in A Question of “WHAT ELSE?”, A Womans Right and Vote?, FACTS are troublesome things, Hello Congress is anybody home?, Learning From History?, Our Voice in WA DC, The Good vs. the Bad and the Ugly, The Power of Cyberspace, This Is The Law.


  • These Crimes Occur Everyday

    These Crimes Occur Everyday

    Trespass on private property, THEFT OF POLITICAL SIGNS, malicious mischief, illegal dumping, littering and reckless burning.

    TEN “STOP WILD OLYMPIC’S” POLITICAL SIGNS ARE GONE.

    (reported by Ross Aug. 2, 2015 9:30PM)

    10 of the 13 signs that Ross and I put up July 20, 2015

    August 4, 2015 CLALLAM COUNTY SHERIFF DEPT.CASE NUMBER 2015-17398

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     Indeed, These Crimes Do Occur Every day…..

    July 7, 2015 CLALLAM COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPT.  CASE NUMBER 2015-50-15019

    August 4, 2015 CLALLAM COUNTY SHERIFF DEPT. CASE NUMBER 2015-17398

    August 7, 2015 Unreported, 2 teenage trespassers ignored posted signs, sent packing.

    August 10, CLALLAM COUNTY SHERIFF DEPT. CASE NUMBER 2015-17831

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    Back to the trespass and theft of political signs….

    Clallam County Sheriff Benedict and I had a phone conversation on Aug. 3, 2015. He explained  my options and the stark  REALITY of these unlawful acts.

    1. A crime has been committed

    2. I can file a complaint for trespass and theft.

    3. There are specific RCW’s on theft of political signs

    4. There is no evidence of who committed the crime

    5. There is no investigation without evidence.

    6. Put up more signs and game cameras

    7. Going Public? Did anyone see anything? 

    8. These crimes occur every day, trespass, theft of political signs and malicious mischief

    The bottom line.

    There is seldom an arrest for these crimes (period)

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     Who knew? As a private citizen, a victim of these crimes….

    I have options, I must do my own investigation, find evidence, etc.

     Aug. 3, 2015 Going Public online?

    Did anyone see anything? 

    Did anyone, including law enforcement, do anything about these crimes?

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    Response from going public online…

    Trespass and theft of political signs from 2012-2015

    read more  The Wild Olympics Scam

    www.wildolympicsscam.com/

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    Trespass and theft of thirteen (13) political signs in the Sequim WA area. (one arrest)

    read more PDN…

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    Aug. 4, 2015 Going Public at a Commissioners meeting 

     Did anyone see anything? 

     A very reliable witness reported.

     YES, Out here in 112 I SAW SOME OF THE GUN SHOW SIGNS IN THE BACK OF A DOT TRUCK because they were too close to the road.   I know one of the “stop” signs out here in 112 was questionably close too.

    A very reliable witness reported evidence of WSDOT taking possession  and having political GUN SHOW SIGNS in the back of a WSDOT truck. Signs taken from and on highway 112, near Joyce WA.

     Did anyone do anything?

     Yes, I did follow the WSDOT lead to the missing POLITICAL SIGNS.

     10:10 am, I called WSDOT (360)565-0680 Olympic Region #3 Port Angeles, WA. I spoke with MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR STEVE RUSSELL.

    First regarding WSDOT  truck Highway 112 with gun show signs in the truck. Next, the 10 “STOP WILD OLYMPIC” taken from Highway 101 and 112.

    Law or WSDOT courtesy policy?  Signs taken by WSDOT are held for 15 days or 30 days in the WSDOT yard so owners may claim, pick up their signs.

    10:17 am Steve called back. There are ZERO Joyce gun show signs in the WSDOT yard. There are five (5) “STOP WILD OLYMPIC” signs in the WSDOT yard.

    WSDOT Steve will do an internal investigation. He will speak with his drivers this pm, who took what, when, were, and why.

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    WSDOT Steve’s response to his  internal investigation?

    Sent: Monday, August 10, 2015 9:40 AM
    Subject: RE: Emailing: 101-227.jpg

    Pearl,
    I have not found any more information regarding any other signs.   At this point I am thinking someone else may have picked them up.   We have several different offices other than maintenance so I will keep asking around.

    Steve Russell
    WSDOT Maintenance & Operations Superintendent
    Area 3, Port Angeles
    360-565-0680

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    Really?

    Five  “STOP WILD OLYMPIC” signs  were taken by WSDOT on highway 101, were found in the WSDOT yard, and I picked them up.

    There are STILL FIVE “STOP WILD OLYMPIC” political signs  TAKEN AND MISSING?

    There are STILL ZERO TAKEN Joyce gun show political signs, as witnessed in the back of WSDOT truck on highway 112, AND THEY ARE STILL NOT in the WSDOT yard?

    Witness,    I know one of the “stop” (Wild Olympics political) signs out here in 112 was questionably close too.

    That (1)  “stop” (Wild Olympics political) sign posted on highway 112 is still TAKEN AND MISSING?

    August 4, 2015 CLALLAM COUNTY SHERIFF DEPT. CASE NUMBER 2015-17398

    So? on August 10, 2015, WSDOT Steve  Has not found any more information regarding any other signs?

    SO,  At this point he is  thinking someone else may have picked them up?

    We? WSDOT?  have several  different offices other than maintenance so Steve will keep asking around.

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    SO,  At this point in time August 11, 2015, As a victim of many, many  of, These  Crimes that Occur Everyday

    Trespass on private property, theft , malicious mischief, illegal dumping, littering and reckless burning and…. THEFT OF POLITICAL SIGNS.

    PRIVATE PROPERTY OWNERS

    1. When a crime has been committed.

    PLEASE STAND UP FOR YOUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS

     STAND UP TO CRIMINALS AND BE COUNTED.

    2. PLEASE, Report all crimes to law enforcement.

    You are the victim of a crime

    3. Get a CASE NUMBER  for the incident report.

    4. Become a legal statistic (a rash of crimes)

    5. Go public at a elected representative public meeting level

    6. Make your public comment a matter of public record.

    BECAUSE YOU ARE AN AMERICAN CITIZEN and because

    Clallam County Sheriff Benedict said, These crimes occur every day, trespass, theft of political signs and malicious mischief.

     Sheriff Benedict said, There is seldom an arrest for these crimes (period)

     Sheriff Benedict said,

    THIS POLITICAL SIGN THEFT IS A VIOLATION OF FREEDOM SPEECH AND IT IS A CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUE.

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    continue… read more if

    LOSS OF FREEDOM?  THEFT OF POLITICAL SIGNS?

    concerns you.

     August 10, 2015 I sent an email “GOING PUBLIC” to every elected representative I have  

    Sent: Monday, August 10, 2015 11:22 AM

    Subject: NEW Political Signs CASE NUMBER 2015-1-7398

    LOSS OF FREEDOM? THEFT OF POLITICAL SIGNS?

    WOW WHO KNEW?

    BEST 2015 DEFENSE BY WSDOT?  THE CATCH ONE, CATCH ALL,  ALL OF THOSE
    CITIZENS THAT ARE POSTING POLITICAL SIGNS ON HIGH 101. (now being
    selectively and Arbitrarily  enforced by WSDOT) using

    WA STATE RCW 47.42.010

    STATE LAW GOVERNS THE ISSUE OF WHAT CONSTITUTES A DESIGNATED SCENIC BYWA?

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    A History and Overview of the Federal Outdoor Advertising …

    www.fhwa.dot.gov/real…/oacprog.cfm

    Federal Highway Administration

    1968 Amendments to Highway Beautification Act of 1965. Federal-aid ….. STATE LAW GOVERNS THE ISSUE OF WHAT CONSTITUTES A DESIGNATED SCENIC BYWAY. According …

    THE SCENIC HIGHWAY ACT OF 1965 AND THE FEDERAL LAW 1973.

    WA STATE RCW 47.42.010

    THE CONTROL OF SIGNS IN AREAS ADJACENT TO STATE HIGHWAYS OF THIS STATE IS
    HEREBY DECLARED TO BE NECESSARY TO PROMOTE THE PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY,
    WELFARE, convenience and enjoyment of public travel, to protect the public
    investment in the interstate system and other state highways, and to attract
    visitors TO THIS STATE BY CONSERVING THE NATURAL BEAUTY OF AREAS ADJACENT TO
    THE INTERSTATE SYSTEM, and of scenic areas adjacent to state highways upon
    which they travel in great numbers, AND TO INSURE THAT INFORMATION IN THE
    SPECIFIC INTEREST OF THE TRAVELING PUBLIC IS PRESENTED SAFELY and
    effectively.

    [1961 c 96 § 1.]

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    I have been doing MORE research.

    LAW OF EASEMENTS

     While RECORDING IS NOT NECESSARY FOR VALIDITY, the recorded easement
    provides constructive notice to third parties that the easement exists.  ORS
    93.710 (1).

    [6] As discussed in Section I, title acquired by prescription “IS NOT
    SUBJECT TO WASHINGTON’S RECORDING ACT”.

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    BURIED SOMEWHERE IN WSDOT  HISTORICAL MAPS AND EASEMENT  RECORDS ON
    EASEMENTS “NEED NOT BE RECORDED” AND “IS NOT SUBJECT TO WASHINGTON’S
    RECORDING ACT”.

    SO?  IS THERE A WRITTEN UNRECORDED AGREEMENT 1925-1927 THRU AUG. 10, 2015
    OF/ WITH WSDOT FOR THE WSDOT EASEMENTS FROM , 1925-1927. THRU AUG. 10, 2015
    ON RAINS SR. TRUST LAND.
    www.carneylaw.com/resources/documents/Law-of-Easements.pdf

    IGNORANCE OF THE LAW IS NO EXCUSE?

    IGNORANCE OF AN UNRECORDED WSDOT EASEMENT IS NO EXCUSE?

    Another chapter in the book of revelations by Pearl Revere


  • WA State Parks Buy Now Discover Later

    WA State Parks Buy Now Discover Later

    BUY THE DISCOVER PASS NOW DISCOVER LATER

    49 PAGES OF THINGS YOU CAN AND CAN’T DO AT WA STATE PARKS

    park rules publication. – Washington State Parks and …

    This is the 49 page document (full list of WAC’s below)

    www.parks.wa.gov/DocumentCenter/…/40

    Washington State Park System

    Aug 13, 2013 – PARK RULES. Regulations Governing the. Public Use of Washington State Parks. Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. NOTE …

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    BUY NOW DISCOVER LATER

    Buy Now | Discover Pass, WA – Official Website

    discoverpass.wa.gov/133/Buy-Now

    The Discover Pass allows you to enjoy millions of acres of Washington state-managed recreation lands – including state parks, water-access points, heritage …

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    BUY NOW DISCOVER LATER  THE DISCOVER PASS  PARKING TICKETS 

    THE DISCOVER PASS  PARKING TICKETS  that are issued by Washington State Parks. … You displayed the wrong pass. … You improperly filled out the Discover Pass. Examples … Discover Pass parking tickets are issued by Washington State Parks. … An annual “Discover Pass “ is a white pass mounted on a yellow hanger, with “Discover … YOU DISPLAYED THE WRONG PASS. … YOU IMPROPERLY FILLED OUT THE DISCOVER PASS. AND, FOR IMPROPER DISPLAY OF THE PASS.

    IGNORANCE IS NO EXCUSE YOU DISPLAYED THE WRONG PASS

    The following are NOT valid at WA State Parks or for DNR.

    • Northwest Forest Pass            
    • Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife Pass issued with fishing/hunting licenses            
    • Federal park passes            
    • Snow park passes
    • America the Beautiful Senior Pass (formerly Golden Age Passport)            
    • America the Beautiful Access Pass            
    • Watchable Wildlife Decal            
    • Senior Pass

    2. YOU IMPROPERLY FILLED OUT THE DISCOVER PASS. Examples include a, failure to fill in license plate numbers or a wrong license plate number on the pass; a   crossed out license plate number, or more than two plate numbers.

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    BUY NOW DISCOVER LATER  WAC 352-32-310 PENALTIES.

    THE PENALTY FOR “NOT HAVING” A DISCOVER PASS IS $99.00 DOLLARS.

    HOWEVER, THE FINE MAY BE REDUCED TO $59.00 DOLLARS IF AN INDIVIDUAL PROVIDES PROOF OF PURCHASE of the Discover Pass to the court within 15 days after the notice of violation is written.

    THE PENALTY FOR “HAVING” A DISCOVER PASS  IS ONLY $59.00

    YOU BOUGHT THE DISCOVERY PASS , YOU’VE GOT THE DISCOVERY PASS, YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE GOOD TO GO DISCOVER WA STATE PARKS?

    My sister and my daughter both got a $99.00 ticket on the same day, in two different WA State Parks, FOR IMPROPER DISPLAY OF THE PASS. 

    MY SISTER’S BOUGHT A $10.00 DAY PASS.

    MY SISTER WAS ISSUED A  $99.00 TICKET 

    AFTER PROVIDING PROOF OF THEIR DISCOVER PASS

    MY SISTER’S  TICKET  AND MY DAUGHTERS  TICKETS WERE REDUCED TO $59.00

    MY SISTER’S  TOTAL COST $69.00 FOR A TWO HOUR “DISCOVER” WALK  ON A PUBLIC BEACH

    INDEED  TRUE STORIES  OF,  BUY NOW DISCOVER LATER 

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    Hmmm….WHAT’S THIS? YOU DO NOT NEED A PASS?

    If you just want to drive through state recreation lands managed by DNR and WDFW AND YOU DO NOT LEAVE YOUR VEHICLE, you do not need a pass.

    BUY NOW DISCOVER LATER

    YOU GOT A TICKET BECAUSE YOU LEFT YOUR VEHICLE TO GO POTTY?

    IGNORANCE IS NO EXCUSE

    THE BOTTOM LINE “DON’T GET CAUGHT WITH YOUR PANTS DOWN”

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    PLEASE OBSERVE ALL 49 PAGES OF  WASHINGTON STATE PARK RULES  AND REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE PUBLIC USE OF WASHINGTON STATE PARKS SO THAT ALL PARK VISITORS MAY ENJOY THEIR VISIT. (complete list WAC’s below)

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    EVEN IF YOU’VE GOT A DISCOVERY PASS

    PAID FOR THE DISCOVERY PASS

    YOU REGISTERED AT THE GATE

    AND, THEY HAVE YOUR LICENSE PLATE NUMBER

    BETTER READ  THE COMPLETE  49 PAGES OF  WASHINGTON STATE PARK RULES  AND REGULATIONS, 49 PAGES OF THINGS YOU CAN AND CAN’T DO AT WA STATE PARKS, GOVERNING THE PUBLIC USE OF WASHINGTON STATE PARKS

    SO YOU DON’T GET WAC’D WITH A  TICKET

    park rules publication. – Washington State Parks and …

    Chapter 352-32 WAC

    PUBLIC USE OF STATE PARK AREAS

    WAC

    352-32-010 Definitions.

    352-32-01001 Feeding wildlife.

    352-32-011 Dress standards.

    352-32-030 Camping.

    352-32-037 Environmental learning centers (ELCs).

    352-32-040 Picnicking.

    352-32-045 Reservations for use of designated group facilities.

    352-32-047 Special recreation event permit.

    352-32-050 Park periods.

    352-32-053 Park capacities.

    352-32-056 Peace and quiet.

    352-32-057 Disturbances.

    352-32-060 Pets.

    352-32-070 Use of horses, llamas, sled dogs or similar animals for

    recreation.

    352-32-075 Use of nonmotorized cycles or similar devices.

    352-32-080 Swimming.

    352-32-085 Technical rock climbing.

    352-32-090 Games or activities.

    352-32-095 Squak Mountain State Park—Natural area—Prohibited

    uses.

    352-32-100 Disrobing.

    352-32-110 Tents, etc., on beaches.

    352-32-120 Firearms.

    352-32-121 Other weapons.

    352-32-125 Fires and campfires.

    352-32-130 Aircraft.

    352-32-140 Fireworks.

    352-32-150 Fishing.

    352-32-15001 Little Spokane River natural area—Prohibited uses.

    352-32-155 Lakes located wholly within state parks boundar-

    ies—Internal combustion engines prohibited.

    352-32-157 Lakes located partially within state park boundar-

    ies—Internal combustion engines prohibited.

    352-32-165 Public assemblies, meetings.

    352-32-170 Rubbish.

    352-32-175 Water.

    352-32-180 Sanitation.

    352-32-195 Solicitation.

    352-32-200 Expulsion from state park areas.

    352-32-210 Consumption of alcohol in state park areas.

    352-32-215 Compliance with signs.

    352-32-220 Intoxication in state park areas.

    352-32-230 Food and beverage containers on swimming beaches.

    352-32-235 Use of metal detectors in state parks.

    352-32-237 Geocache.

    352-32-240 Nondiscrimination certification.

    352-32-250 Standard fees charged.

    352-32-25001 Fort Worden reservations and fees.

    352-32-251 Limited income senior citizen, disability, and disabled

    veteran passes.

    352-32-252 Off-season senior citizen pass—Fee.

    352-32-253 Foster parent program.

    352-32-255 Self-registration.

    352-32-260 Sno-park display.

    352-32-270 Sno-park permit—Fees.

    352-32-280 Applicability of standard fees.

    352-32-285 Applicability of standard fees to volunteers in parks.

    352-32-290 Wood debris collection.

    352-32-295 Land exchange—Fee.

    352-32-300 Easement, franchise, license, and special use permit

    applications and fees.

    352-32-310 Penalties.

    352-32-320 Severability.

    352-32-330 Commercial recreation providers—Permits.

    352-32-340 Approval of community-based park improve-

    ments—Policies.

    352-32-350 Seaweed harvest.

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    THE BOTTOM LINE “DON’T GET CAUGHT WITH YOUR PANTS DOWN”

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    Another chapter in the book of revelations by Pearl Revere

    (2) WA Parks-People Hate the Discover Pass – Behind My …

    www.behindmyback.org/…/2-wa-parks-peoplehate-the-discoverpass/

    Aug 20, 2014 – PEOPLE HATE THE DISCOVER PASS “TICKETS” Discover Pass parking tickets are issued by Washington State Parks. … You displayed the …

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    Still have questions? Visit our frequently asked questions or call the Discover Pass customer service office at (866) 320-9933.

     


  • SMP Comment on Climate Change

    SMP Comment on Climate Change

    Something NEW has been added to the SMP Update agenda.

    The fact is, CLIMATE CHANGE is being discussed and presented by Steve Gray, to  the members of the Clallam County Planning Commission, with no mention of the multiple deceptions of politics on climate change.

    The High Court judge ruled that the “apocalyptic vision” presented in the film “ An Inconvenient Truth ” was POLITICALLY PARTISAN and thus not an impartial scientific analysis of CLIMATE CHANGE. In fact it was judged to be a  “POLITICAL FILM”

    The judge declined to ban the Academy Award-winning film from British schools, but ruled that it can only be shown with guidance notes to prevent political indoctrination.

    The movie is unsuitable for showing to children, and provides no basis for taking policy decisions.

    Schools that have shown the movie to children are urged to ensure that the errors listed in this memorandum are drawn to the children’s attention.

    It is inconceivable to me that the members of the Clallam County Planning Commission, would  let themselves be taken in by the multiple deceptions of politics on CLIMATE CHANGE, while mistakenly believing that they are reacting to something genuine.

    And, as usual, the opportunistic out of Towner’s are back in Clallam County, with yet another POLITICALLY PARTISAN and thus not an impartial scientific analysis of CLIMATE CHANGE. “SPREADING  AND PROMOTING THE  ALARMISM AND EXAGGERATION ” MULTIPLE DECEPTIONS OF POLITICS, in Al Gore’s “POLITICAL FILM” “ An Inconvenient Truth

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    THE “INCONVENIENT TRUTHS” ON THE MULTIPLE DECEPTIONS OF POLITICS

    11 Oct 2007 The High Court judge ruled yesterday Al Gore’s environmental documentary An Inconvenient Truth CONTAINS NINE KEY SCIENTIFIC ERRORS, a  High Court judge ruled yesterday. Judge Michael Burton ruled yesterday that errors had arisen “IN THE CONTEXT OF ALARMISM AND EXAGGERATION” in order to support Mr Gore’s thesis on GLOBAL WARMING.

    The judge ruled that the “apocalyptic vision” presented in the film was POLITICALLY PARTISAN AND THUS NOT AN IMPARTIAL SCIENTIFIC ANALYSIS OF CLIMATE CHANGE.

      It is, he ruled, a “POLITICAL FILM”.

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    35 Inconvenient Truths: The errors in Al Gore’s movie …

    scienceandpublicpolicy.org/…/goreerr…

    Science and Public Policy Institute

    As many as 35 serious scientific errors or exaggerations, all pointing towards invention of a THREAT THAT DOES NOT EXIST AT ALL, OR EXAGGERATIONS OF PHENOMENA THAT DO EXIST, do not reflect credit on the presenter of the movie or on those who advised him.

    The movie is unsuitable for showing to children, and provides no basis for taking policy decisions.

    Schools that have shown the movie to children are urged to ensure that the errors listed in this memorandum are drawn to the children’s attention.

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    Political science policymakers?  all interest groups share a desire to affect government policy to benefit themselves … to bring pressure to bear on policy makers to gain policy outcomes in their favour.

    It is inconceivable to me that the members of the Clallam County Planning Commission, would  let themselves be taken in by the multiple deceptions of politics on climate change, while mistakenly believing that they are reacting to something genuine.

    THE HISTORY OF …..

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    THE “INCONVENIENT TRUTHS” ON THE SOCIAL PHENOMENA OF MASS HYSTERIA?

    It happened the day before Halloween, on Oct. 30, 1938. War of the Worlds: This panic created by Orson Welles foreshadowed the age of … REVEALED THE WAY POLITICIANS COULD USE THE POWER OF MASS COMMUNICATIONS TO MANIPULATE THE PUBLIC….

    In a prescient column, in the New York Tribune, Dorothy Thompson foresaw that the broadcast revealed the way politicians could use the power of mass communications to create theatrical illusions, TO MANIPULATE THE PUBLIC.

    “All unwittingly, Mr. Orson Welles and the Mercury Theater of the Air have made one of the most fascinating and important demonstrations of all time,” she wrote.

    “THEY HAVE PROVED THAT A FEW EFFECTIVE VOICES, ACCOMPANIED BY SOUND EFFECTS, CAN CONVINCE MASSES OF PEOPLE OF A TOTALLY UNREASONABLE, COMPLETELY FANTASTIC PROPOSITION AS TO CREATE A NATION-WIDE PANIC.

    “They have demonstrated more potently than any argument, demonstrated beyond a question of a doubt, the appalling dangers and enormous effectiveness of popular and theatrical demagoguery….

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    THE “INCONVENIENT TRUTHS” ON THE MULTIPLE DECEPTIONS OF POLITICS

    telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/earthnews/3310137/Al-Gores-nine-Inconvenient-Untruths.html

    Al Gore’s environmental documentary An Inconvenient Truth CONTAINS NINE KEY SCIENTIFIC ERRORS, a  High Court judge ruled yesterday. Judge Michael Burton ruled yesterday that errors had arisen “in the context of alarmism and exaggeration” in order to support Mr Gore’s thesis on global warming.

    But the judge ruled that the “apocalyptic vision” presented in the film was politically partisan and thus not an impartial scientific analysis of climate change.  It is, he ruled, a “political film”.

    The judge declined to ban the Academy Award-winning film from British schools, but ruled that it can only be shown with guidance notes to prevent political indoctrination.

    In the documentary, directed by Davis Guggenheim, the former US vice president and environmental activist calls on people to fight global warming because “humanity is sitting on a ticking time bomb”.

    But Judge Michael Burton ruled yesterday that errors had arisen “in the context of alarmism and exaggeration” in order to support Mr Gore’s thesis on global warming.

    But the judge ruled that the “apocalyptic vision” presented in the film was politically partisan and thus not an impartial scientific analysis of climate change.  It is, he ruled, a “political film”.

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    Those who let themselves be taken in by the multiple deceptions of politics, news, advertising and public relations, are doomed, like the more gullible members of the radio audience in 1938, to play a role in other people’s dramas, while mistakenly believing that they are reacting to something genuine.

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    At some point in time? Al Gore had a nightmare,  very likely from watching the American post-apocalyptic science fiction action filmWATERWORLD” too many times.

    WATERWORLD is a 1995 American post-apocalyptic science fiction action film This epic science fiction action film is set 200 years in the future. The polar ice caps have melted, flooding the continents and creating a giant ocean …

    In 2007 Al Gore turned his  nightmare of the American post-apocalyptic science fiction action filmWATERWORLD”

    Into a another American unscientific post-apocalyptic movie… “AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH”

    2007 But the judge ruled that the “APOCALYPTIC VISION” presented in the film WAS POLITICALLY PARTISAN AND THUS NOT AN IMPARTIAL SCIENTIFIC ANALYSIS OF CLIMATE CHANGE.

    THE HIGH COURT JUDGE RULED, “AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH” was  A “POLITICAL FILM”.

    The polar ice caps are melting, Sea level “rising 6 m”

    Mr Gore claims that a sea-level rise of up to 20 feet would be caused by melting of either West Antarctica or Greenland “in the near future”. The judge said: “This is distinctly alarmist and part of Mr Gore’s “wake-up call”. He agreed that if Greenland melted it would release this amount of water – “but only after, and over, millennia“.”THE ARMAGEDDON SCENARIO he predicts, insofar as it suggests that sea level rises of seven metres might occur in the immediate future, is not in line with the scientific consensus.

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    The bottom line

    The judge declined to ban the Academy Award-winning film from British SCHOOLS, but ruled that it can only be shown with guidance notes TO PREVENT POLITICAL INDOCTRINATION.

    It is inconceivable to me that the members of the Clallam County Planning Commission, would  let themselves be taken in by the multiple deceptions of politics on CLIMATE CHANGE, while mistakenly believing that they are reacting to something genuine.

    And, that the Clallam County Planning Commission would make decisions affecting the citizens and the school children of  Clallam County without reading the following.

    35 Inconvenient Truths: The errors in Al Gore’s movie …

    scienceandpublicpolicy.org/…/goreerr…

    Science and Public Policy Institute

    Oct 19, 2007 – Al Gore’s spokesman and “environment advisor,” Ms. Kalee Kreider, begins by saying that the film presented “thousands and thousands of facts …

    http://scienceandpublicpolicy.org/monckton/goreerrors.html

    ” Readers of the long list of errors described in this memorandum will decide for themselves whether Mr. Gore was acting in good faith. However, in this connection it is significant that each of the 35 errors listed below misstates the conclusions of the scientific literature or states that there is a threat where there is none or exaggerates the threat where there may be one. All of the errors point in one direction – towards undue alarmism. Not one of the errors falls in the direction of underestimating the degree of concern in the scientific community. The likelihood that all 35 of the errors listed below could have fallen in one direction purely by inadvertence is less than 1 in 34 billion.

    As many as 35 serious scientific errors or exaggerations, all pointing towards invention of a threat that does not exist at all, or exaggerations of phenomena that do exist, do not reflect credit on the presenter of the movie or on those who advised him.

    The movie is unsuitable for showing to children, and provides no basis for taking policy decisions. Schools that have shown the movie to children are urged to ensure that the errors listed in this memorandum are drawn to the children’s attention.

    A concerned American Grandmother

    Pearl Rains Hewett


  • SMP Public Comment #165

    SMP Public Comment #165

    To and for the 3300 Private Shoreline Property home owners in Clallam County

    THAT SHALL BE SUBJECT TO FEMA MANDATORY HOMEOWNER FLOOD INSURANCE

    Jan 16, 2015 SMP public comment #159 – If the SMP relies exclusively on the FEMA map to identify the floodway, DO …. www.behindmyback.org/2014/03/22/2014-femaswarpeddata/.

    In answer to posted SMP Public Comment “so many questions”

    I have researched and documented, I have answers.

    I submit  this as an update for SMP Public Comment #165

    Clallam County DCD has not responded to SMP posted question?

    Pearl Rains Hewett

    (As one of the Clallam County 3300)

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    For the understanding of a reasonable person.

    THAT SHALL BE SUBJECT TO FEMA MANDATORY HOME OWNERS FLOOD INSURANCE

    1, (FEMA) IS THE FEDERAL INSURANCE AND MITIGATION ADMINISTRATION

    2. (NFIP) IS THE NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM.

    3. (WYO) Write Your Own, are private insurers and agencies for servicing flood policies PRIVATE INSURANCE AGENCIES SELL FLOOD PROTECTION THROUGH THE NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM (NFIP).

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    FEMA HISTORY June 25, 2012  MANDATORY COVERAGE AREAS.  (MANDATORY COVERAGE) PREMIUM ADJUSTMENT in  4 years = 100% increase.

    June 25, 2012 – (full text below) Shall be phased in over a 4-year period, at the rate of 40 percent for the first year following such effective date and 20 percent for each of the second, third, and fourth years following such effective date.

    2013 raise the rate 40%

    2014 raise the rate 20%

    2015 raise the rate 20%

    2016 raise the rate 20%

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    (c) Mandatory Participation in National Flood Insurance Program-

    (1) IN GENERAL- Any area described in subsection (b) SHALL BE SUBJECT TO the MANDATORY PURCHASE REQUIREMENTS of sections 102 and 202 of the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973 (42 U.S.C. 4012a, 4106).

    And those costs are expecting to keep rising, says Drew Woodbury, an equity analyst covering insurance at Morningstar.

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    THE REALITY OF FEMA

    PURPLE FLAG WARNING TO THE  3300 PRIVATE SHORELINE PROPERTY HOMEOWNERS IN CLALLAM COUNTY and in fact  to all private shoreline property owners across  the entire United States of America

    FEMA HAS designated FLOOD PLAIN MAPS WITH mandatory coverage areas with  FEMA mandatory HOMEOWNERS insurance coverage

    CHECK THE FEMA FLOOD PLAIN MAPS FOR YOUR PRIVATE SHORELINE PROPERTY. FEMA has a little PURPLE flood plain marker. FEMA may color your private SHORELINE property on a their  FLOOD PLAIN MAP PURPLE.

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    THE CREDIBILITY OF FEMA?

    Tim Leeds

    Published: Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

     Montana’s senior U. S. senator, Democrat Max Baucus, When the town of Livingston was forced to pay $270,000 dollars to have a private engineering firm certify its flood wall, the results showed FEMA errors had misplaced the majority of the town within the flood plain, when in fact it was not.

    Behind My Back | 2014 FEMA’s Warped Data?

    www.behindmyback.org/2014/03/22/2014-femaswarpeddata/

    Mar 22, 2014 – From Maine to Oregon 2014 FEMA FLOOD MAPS have often been built using outdated, inaccurate data. Homeowners, in turn, have to bear the …

    Behind My Back | SMP Public Comment (159)

    www.behindmyback.org/2015/01/16/3152/

    Jan 16, 2015If the SMP relies exclusively on the FEMA map to identify the floodway, DO …. www.behindmyback.org/2014/03/22/2014-femaswarpeddata/.

    Below Feb 20, 2015 – MORE CONFIRMATION ON  FEMA’S  INACCURATE MAPS

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    THE REALITY OF FUTURE CONGRESSIONAL ACTIONS.

    Updated February 24, 2013  If flood claims exhaust the fund, CONGRESS MAY HAVE TO STEP IN WITH ADDITIONAL TAXPAYER MONEY. That will add to the already bloated national deficit, and anger fiscally-conservative members of Congress.

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    AS USUAL… CONGRESS KICKED THE CAN DOWN THE ROAD…

    IN MARCH 2014, CONGRESS passed the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act (HFIAA),

    Feb 20, 2015…….

    FEMA Shows Some Progress Implementing Flood …

    www.insurancejournal.com/news/…/2015/…/358147.ht…

    Insurance Journal

    snippet (full text below)

    Feb 20, 2015 – In February and September 2015, the National Academy of … in the debt, Biggert-Waters required that FEMA create a reserve fund that …

    The Biggert-Waters Act, enacted in July 2012, was an attempt by Congress to strengthen the finances and administration of the NFIP, which has had its share of challenges and critics over the years. Biggert-Waters required FEMA to phase-out almost all discounted insurance premiums and establish a reserve fund.

    However as these changes were being implemented, a number of communities and interests complained about unaffordable premiums, lost home sales, INACCURATE MAPS, lack of community input and other issues. In response, IN MARCH 2014, CONGRESS passed the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act (HFIAA), which restored premium subsidies and rolled back increases while altering other Biggert-Waters requirements.

    http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/02/20/358147.htm

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    Hmmm.. 2009

    Flood coverage costs an average of $570 a year, up 4% from 2009. And those costs are expecting to keep rising, says Drew Woodbury, an equity analyst covering insurance at Morningstar.

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    June 25, 2012  (my insert)

    FEMA HISTORY June 25, 2012  MANDATORY COVERAGE AREAS.  (MANDATORY COVERAGE) PREMIUM ADJUSTMENT in  4 years = 100% increase.

    Over 10 years, flood insurance premiums could cost up to $27,340, for a high-risk home with $250,000 in coverage to rebuild the house and $100,000 to cover the contents, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency

    Drew Woodbury, an equity analyst covering insurance at Morningstar. On top of that, a proposal in Congress could also boost annual premiums by as much as 20% as part of a plan to overhaul the federal government’s flood insurance program, itself (FEMA) underwater by $18 billion.

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    June 25, 2012  STATEMENT OF ADMINISTRATION POLICY

    S. 1940–Flood Insurance Reform and Modernization Act of 2011

    (Sen. Johnson, D- (Senate)

    SD)The Administration supports Senate passage of S. 1940 to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).By requiring the Federal Emergency Management Agency to move to full risk-based premium rates for certain properties, the bill would strengthen the NFIP’s financial position and increase its ability to fund future claims. The bill would also reduce flood risk and increase the resiliency of communities to flooding. The Administration is pleased that the bill supports transitioning to actuarially sound rates to enable policyholders and communities to adjust to risk-based premiums.

    In addition, the Administration supports the bill’s measures to strengthen and streamline mitigation programs. As the bill moves through the legislative process, the Administration looks forward to working with the Congress on additional reforms to strengthen the NFIP and help economically distressed homeowners in a manner that is consistent with the President’s Budget.

    SEC. 107. MANDATORY COVERAGE AREAS.  (MANDATORY COVERAGE)

    SEC. 108. PREMIUM ADJUSTMENT. Any increase in the risk premium rate charged for flood insurance on any property that is covered by a flood insurance policy on the effective date of such an update that is a result of such updating shall be phased in over a 4-year period, at the rate of 40 percent for the first year following such effective date and 20 percent for each of the second, third, and fourth years following such effective date.


    SEC. 107. MANDATORY COVERAGE AREAS.

    (A) SPECIAL FLOOD HAZARD AREAS- NOT LATER THAN 90 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF THE ENACTMENT OF THIS ACT, THE ADMINISTRATOR SHALL ISSUE FINAL REGULATIONS ESTABLISHING A REVISED DEFINITION OF AREAS OF SPECIAL FLOOD HAZARDS FOR PURPOSES OF THE NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM.

    (b) Residual Risk Areas- The regulations required by subsection (a) SHALL REQUIRE THE EXPANSION OF AREAS OF SPECIAL FLOOD HAZARDS TO INCLUDE AREAS OF RESIDUAL RISK THAT ARE LOCATED BEHIND LEVEES OR NEAR DAMS OR OTHER FLOOD CONTROL STRUCTURES, AS DETERMINED BY THE ADMINISTRATOR.

    (c) Mandatory Participation in National Flood Insurance Program-

    (1) IN GENERAL- Any area described in subsection (b) SHALL BE SUBJECT TO the MANDATORY PURCHASE REQUIREMENTS of sections 102 and 202 of the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973 (42 U.S.C. 4012a, 4106).

    (2) LIMITATION- The mandatory purchase requirement under paragraph (1) SHALL HAVE NO FORCE OR EFFECT UNTIL THE MAPPING OF ALL RESIDUAL RISK AREAS IN THE UNITED STATES that the Administrator determines essential in order to administer the National Flood Insurance Program, as required under section 118, are in the maintenance phase.

    (3) ACCURATE PRICING- In carrying out the mandatory purchase requirement under paragraph (1), the Administrator shall ensure that the price of flood insurance policies in areas of residual risk accurately reflects the level of flood protection provided by any levee, dam, or other flood control structure in such area, regardless of the certification status of the flood control structure.

    (d) Decertification- Upon decertification of any levee, dam, or flood control structure under the jurisdiction of the Army Corps of Engineers, the Corps shall immediately provide notice to the Administrator of the National Flood Insurance Program.

    SEC. 108. PREMIUM ADJUSTMENT.

    Section 1308 of the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 4015), as amended by section 106(c), is further amended by adding at the end the following:

    `(h) Premium Adjustment To Reflect Current Risk of Flood- Notwithstanding subsection (f), upon the effective date of any revised or updated flood insurance rate map under this Act, the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973, or the Flood Insurance Reform and Modernization Act of 2011, any property located in an area that is participating in the national flood insurance program shall have the risk premium rate charged for flood insurance on such property adjusted to accurately reflect the current risk of flood to such property, subject to any other provision of this Act. Any increase in the risk premium rate charged for flood insurance on any property that is covered by a flood insurance policy on the effective date of such an update that is a result of such updating shall be phased in over a 4-year period, at the rate of 40 percent for the first year following such effective date and 20 percent for each of the second, third, and fourth years following such effective date. In the case of any area that was not previously designated as an area having special flood hazards and that, pursuant to any issuance, revision, updating, or other change in a flood insurance map, becomes designated as such an area, the chargeable risk premium rate for flood insurance under this title that is purchased on or after the date of enactment of this subsection with respect to any property that is located within such area shall be phased in over a 4-year period, at the rate of 40 percent for the first year following the effective date of such issuance, revision, updating, or change and 20 percent for each of the second, third, and fourth years following such effective date.’.

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    Jun 27, 2012 BEFORE HURRICANE SANDY

    The last documented information I have Wed, Jun 27, 2012, FEMA was $18 billion dollars underwater

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    February 24, 2013 AFTER HURRICANE SANDY

    By Ed Beeson/The Star-Ledger
    Updated February 24, 2013 at 10:04 AM Polling data that the NFIP collects from Write Your Own carriers show that claims payouts are speeding up. As of Wednesday, nearly $4.8 billion in payments have been made, up from $3.7 billion at the start of the month. In early January, it was $1.9 billion But FEMA ALREADY OWES $18 BILLION TO THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT, thanks to Hurricane Katrina. Currently, insurance experts say FEMA’s flood insurance program has access to funds totaling $3.8 billion, much of it in loans.

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    AS OF THE END OF 2014, NFIP’S DEBT TO TREASURY TOTALED $23 BILLION.

    If flood claims exhaust the fund, CONGRESS MAY HAVE TO STEP IN WITH ADDITIONAL TAXPAYER MONEY. That will add to the already bloated national deficit, and anger fiscally-conservative members of Congress.

    IF FEMA exhausts the fund?

    WHEN FEMA ALREADY OWED $18 BILLION TO THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT BEFORE HURRICANE SANDY?

    INDEED THE  CONGRESS MUST STEP IN WITH ADDITIONAL TAXPAYER MONEY  TO RESTORE THE FINANCIAL SOLVENCY OF THE FLOOD INSURANCE FUND, and for other purposes.

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     There is no report online regarding FEMAS DEBT ON MARCH 14, 2013.

    AS OF THE END OF 2014, NFIP’S DEBT TO TREASURY TOTALED $23 BILLION.

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    It could happen to you…

    Clallam County WA, in WRIA 20, on the Sol Duc River 40 acres of private SHORELINE property is was colored  purple by FEMA? And  AFTER 60 YEARS, with no notification from any government agency, our families 40 acres of private UNDEVELOPED SHORELINE property become a PURPLE MARKED FEMA identified Flood Plain?

    When we say our 40 acre property is NOT a flood plain? What happens next?  Then, we as a private shoreline property owners  have to fight FEMA, at our own expense, to prove our private shoreline property  is not a Flood plain.

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    February 20, 2015 FEMA Shows Some Progress Implementing Flood Insurance Changes: GAO

    By Andrew G. Simpson | February 20, 2015

    THE AGENCY RESPONSIBLE FOR MANAGING THE FEDERAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM has made progress in carrying out key changes mandated by Congress in two recent laws but lacks resources and data to completely implement others, a government report says. [See copy of report at end of story.]

    For instance, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) repealed certain rate increases and got premiums refunds to policyholders of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) as promised under the law. Refunds began in October 2014 and, according to FEMA, almost all refunds were issued by December 2014.

    But FEMA said has been unable to make insurance rate changes for business properties because it cannot distinguish among policies for businesses, NONPROFITS, and other nonresidential properties.

    According to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, FEMA has improved its mapping process but still has along way to go in this area. FEMA estimates that mapping requirements are about 30 percent complete and that it will take several years to finish. The study cites inadequate data and funding.

    Progress has been mixed in the area of reserves also. While FEMA has set up a required reserve fund intended to keep the NFIP’s $23 billion debt to the federal government from growing, it has not met the yearly target for reserve fund contributions, according to GAO. IT HAS, HOWEVER, BEGUN RAISING ASSESSMENTS AND SURCHARGES TO BOOST THE FUND.

    Also, the report says the government has made little progress in a key expense area: how it compensates Write Your Own (WYO) private insurers and agencies for servicing flood policies so that the cost is more in line with the private industry’s actual expenses. Citing data quality and reporting issues, FEMA told GAO it expects it to be years before it can better evaluate these WYO expenses. It has, however, reduced the expenses on certain very high-risk policies.

    On the other hand, the agency has almost fully implemented mitigation assistance requirements and has established an interim consumer advocate office, despite no funding for this office, according to the GAO.

    FEMA has taken some action on an affordability study that the law requires, but says data challenges have delayed that also. In February and September 2015, the National Academy of Sciences is to deliver two reports that identify approaches for both an NFIP affordability framework and nationwide affordability study.

    Amended Law

    The Biggert-Waters Act, enacted in July 2012, was an attempt by Congress to strengthen the finances and administration of the NFIP, which has had its share of challenges and critics over the years. Biggert-Waters required FEMA to phase-out almost all discounted insurance premiums and establish a reserve fund. However as these changes were being implemented, a number of communities and interests complained about unaffordable premiums, lost home sales, inaccurate maps, lack of community input and other issues. In response, in March 2014, Congress passed the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act (HFIAA), which restored premium subsidies and rolled back increases while altering other Biggert-Waters requirements.

    Members of the House Financial Services Committee asked GAO to assess FEMA’s implementation of the laws.

    Progress Report

    FEMA estimated that it has completed almost half of Biggert-Waters Act sections and about one-third of HFIAA sections as of December 2014, and said it is taking action on others, including required studies.

    However, FEMA and representatives of organizations with flood insurance expertise told GAO that the agency also faces challenges related to resources, the complexity of the legislation, and the need to balance NFIP’s financial solvency goal with its affordability goals.

    FEMA was implementing the Biggert-Waters Act when HFIAA was passed and had to undo some of its previous actions. FEMA was operating within the budget for fiscal year 2014 that was approved prior to HFIAA and while HFIAA made funding available for certain requirements, it did not do so for others such as the flood insurance advocate position.

    Reserve Fund

    As of the end of 2014, NFIP’s debt to Treasury totaled $23 billion. To avoid large increases in the debt, Biggert-Waters required that FEMA create a reserve fund that maintained at least one percent of total annual potential loss exposure.

    FEMA is supposed to phase-in the reserve fund over time, with at least 7.5 percent of the total added yearly, but it is not permitted to exceed annual rate increase caps to build up the reserve fund. GAO’s report says THE NFIP’S CURRENT EXPOSURE IS $1.3 TRILLION, meaning the reserve fund eventually would need to hold $13 billion, and FEMA would have to collect approximately $975 million annually (7.5 percent of $13 billion) in order to meet statutory targets.

    FEMA says the reserve fund has been created. However, FEMA has not yet met the yearly statutory target for reserve fund contributions, according to GAO. FEMA has plans in place to implement a reserve fund assessment and a reserve fund surcharge.

    Effective April 2015, policies that had been charged a 5 percent reserve fund assessment will be charged an additional 10 percent. For preferred-risk policies, the reserve fund assessment will increase from 0 percent to 10 percent. FEMA has issued guidance to the WYOs and will begin charging a reserve fund surcharge that is separate from the reserve assessment beginning in April 2015. Primary residential properties are subject to a $25 surcharge, while all nonprimary residential and nonresidential properties are subject to a $250 surcharge.

    FEMA officials estimate that reserve fund contributions will total approximately $500 million in fiscal year 2015 and that ABOUT $1 BILLION will be contributed to the reserve fund in fiscal year 2016.

    Write-Your-Own

    Biggert-Waters required FEMA to develop a methodology for compensating WYOs using actual flood insurance expense data. FEMA currently provides approximately 13 percent of collected premiums to the WYOs carriers to cover operating expenses.

    FEMA said it is still developing a final methodology based on actual expenses but it has reduced the operating expense charge on the highest-risk policies effective this coming April.

    Other than the change on highest-risk policies, WYO carriers are continuing to receive approximately 30 percent of premiums for expense and commissions,  a percentage that was written into the agreements between WYOs and FEMA, according to GAO.

    FEMA OFFICIALS TOLD GAO THAT ONCE THE WYO COMPENSATION METHODOLOGY WAS COMPLETE, THE RULEMAKING PROCESS WOULD TAKE SEVERAL ADDITIONAL YEARS.

    Grandfathered Policies

    FEMA never initiated rate increases to phase-out grandfathered policies as required by Biggert-Waters because the HFIAA nixed this requirement. Grandfathered properties are those that had been re-mapped into higher flood-risk zones but continued paying lower-risk premium rates.

    However, FEMA says it would have faced challenges in phasing-out grandfathered policies as it does not have the elevation data necessary to determine full risk rates for all of these policies. Not all policyholders have elevation certificates that show this information in part because certificates are not required for all properties, FEMA told the GAO.

    Meanwhile, Washington continues to explore ways to shrink the government’s role in flood insurance program and bring more private insurers into the mix.

    Private insurance carriers do currently provide some flood coverage but typically only for commercial properties and excess homeowners flood coverage above the maximum $350,000 of building and contents coverage provided by the NFIP. According to various experts and studies, the major obstacle to private sector flood insurance is that private carriers can’t compete with the subsidized premiums offered by the NFIP. Private (re)insurers will only write significant flood business if they are allowed to charge actuarially sound rates, industry experts say.

    Related:

    With Premium Refunds in Process, Washington Criticism of Flood Insurance Ebbs

    With Fix for Flood Insurance Program Deficit Delayed, Now What?

    How to Encourage Private Flood Insurance; Why Delaying Biggert-Waters Is Not the Answer

     


  • SMP Public Comment #161

    SMP Public Comment #161

    To Clallam County Planning Commission

    And, Commissioners’ McEntire,  Chapman and Peach

    Concerning fatal errors in due process, not posting SMP public comments

    Omitting SMP public comments and a failure to provide  complete and accurate

    summaries of  SMP Public Meetings during the entire SMP process of

    the Nov. 2014 proposed SMP Update Draft

     

    Failure to notify interested parties (WRIA 20 shoreline property owners  and members of the advisory committee on SMP meetings)

    Failure of CLALLAM COUNTY government to provide  critical early and continuous public participation in to the SMP Update

    The purpose and intent of nearly a year of inactivity on SMP public meetings and  participation on the SMP Update? A cooling off period, if  we ignore them for a year maybe they will just go away?

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    FAILURE  TO POST AND RESPOND TO SMP PUBLIC COMMENTS

    —– Original Message —–

    From: Jo Anne Estes

    To: Merrill, Hannah ; Gray, Steve

    Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 12:07 PM

    Subject: WHAT IS NO NET LOSS WORKGROUP?

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    SMP PUBLIC COMMENT #440 posted 10/4/13

    Failure to provide public outreach  and participation to WRIA 20  throughout the process.

    This is an SMP Public comment
    WA STATE RCW 42.56.030
    Pearl Rains Hewett

    SMP UPDATE EXCLUSION AND OMISSION

    WRIA 20 private property owners are PART OF CLALLAM COUNTY SMP UPDATE

    There were no private property owners representing WRIA 20 seated at the table for the Clallam County SMP Update Committee.
    Shall we question why the WRIA 20 private property owners were and are IN MANY CASES, being treated like SECOND CLASS CITIZENS and were not informed, not invited, not selected, not appointed, not allowed to actively participate in SMP  Public Meetings?
    Failure to make a special effort to reach the under-represented WRIA 20  throughout the process communities/stakeholders.

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    AND,  Failure to  ENCOURAGE PARTICIPATION

    Sent: Tuesday,  8:48 AM

    THEY want us to be upset and discouraged, Commissioner Mike Chapman suggested I should/could  QUIT.

    Ironically, Commissioner Mike Chapman suggested just weeks earlier, somewhat sarcastically, that if I did not like the way things were going I should participate by volunteering to be on the SMP Update Citizens Advisory Committee.

    Hmmm? May 10, 2011 Commissioner Mike Chapman suggests that  if I do not like the way things are  going

    I should/could  QUIT.

    Don’t let life discourage you; everyone who got where she is had to begin where she was.

    Pearl Rains Hewett

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    FAILURE?

    Chapter 42.30 RCW

    OPEN PUBLIC MEETINGS ACT

    This is the Legislative declaration on RCW 42.30.010

    The legislature finds and declares that all public commissions, boards, councils, committees, subcommittees, departments, divisions, offices, and all other public agencies of this state and subdivisions thereof exist to aid in the conduct of the people’s business. It is the intent of this chapter that their actions be taken openly and that their deliberations be conducted openly.

    The people of this state do not yield their sovereignty to the agencies which serve them. The people, in delegating authority, do not give their public servants the right to decide what is good for the people to know and what is not good for them to know. The people insist on remaining informed so that they may retain control over the instruments they have created.

    [1971 ex.s. c 250 § 1.]

    Notes:

         Reviser’s note: Throughout this chapter, the phrases “this act” and “this 1971 amendatory act” have been changed to “this chapter.” “This act” [1971 ex.s. c 250] consists of this chapter, the amendment to RCW 34.04.025, and the repeal of RCW 42.32.010 and 42.32.020.

     

    FAILURE ? As related to the Washington State Shoreline Management Act, RCW 90.58

    RCW 90.58.130

    Involvement of all persons and entities having interest means.

    To insure that all persons and entities having an interest in the guidelines and master programs developed under this chapter are provided with a full opportunity for involvement in both their development and implementation, the department and local governments shall:

    (1) Make reasonable efforts to inform the people of the state about the shoreline management program of this chapter and in the performance of the responsibilities provided in this chapter, shall not only invite but actively encourage participation by all persons and private groups and entities showing an interest in shoreline management programs of this chapter; and

    (2) Invite and encourage participation by all agencies of federal, state, and local government, including municipal and public corporations, having interests or responsibilities relating to the shorelines of the state. State and local agencies are directed to participate fully to insure that their interests are fully considered by the department and local governments.

    [1971 ex.s. c 286 § 13.]

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    Shoreline Master Program Update

    FAILURE?  THE CLALLAM COUNTY SMP PUBLIC PARTICIPATION STRATEGY

    March 2010 Revised March 2011

    4.1 Phase I ‐ Public Participation Program

    Clallam County will incorporate public participation in all phases of the SMP process ,document public participation efforts (e.g., public meetings, community events)

    AND KEEP A RECORD OF PUBLIC COMMENTS RECEIVED.

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    FAILURE?

    UNPOSTED SMP COMMENTS

    Citizens Advisory Committee on the update of the SMP

     —– Original Message —–

    From: pearl hewett

    To: sgray@co.clallam.wa.us

    Cc: earnest spees

    Sent: Wednesday, March 02, 2011 2:07 PM

    Subject: Clallam County Shoreline Management Plan 1976 and Citizens Advisory Committee 2011

    Steve

    Re: Clallam County Shoreline Management Plan 1976

    I read the 1976 SMP

    My biggest concern would be Page 8 Section 8.

    Lake Sutherland Private property owners have every reason to be fearful.

    Is it history repeating itself? Like the National Park take over of all private property on Lake Crescent?

    I was just a girl when it happened, but I have living memory of the grief it caused.

     

    Citizens Advisory Committee 2011

    While the WA State law about participation does NOT specify private property owners.

    Our Family Trusts own 900 acres of land in Clallam County, we have paid tax on our private property for over 60 years.

    We have property in water sheds, including the Sol Duc River, Elwha River and Bagley Creek, legal water rights, hundreds of acres of designated Forest land, logging concerns, a gravel pit, property for development and a rock quarry.

    With 60 percent of Clallam County under Private ownership;

    I ask you?

    Has anyone (as as private property owner) EVER had a right to, or been entitled to, or had a position on the CCDCD Citizens Advisory Committee on the update of the SMP?

    Pearl Rains Hewett PR-Trustee

    George C. Rains Sr. Trust

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    THIS IS POSTED #50 SMP PUBLIC COMMENT

    FAILURE? Omitting public comments and a failure to provide a complete and accurate

    summary of a Public Meeting

     —– Original Message —–

    From: pearl hewett

    To: SMP@co.clallam.wa.us

    Cc: Gray, Steve

    Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 9:53 AM

    Subject: ESA Adolfson’s focus study groups

    I read the focus study groups report prepared by ESA Adolfson.

    It was not representative of the meeting I attended on Jan. 26, 2011.

    There was no mention of Lake Sutherland and the outpour of concern by the private property owners. State boats taking pictures of their docks and homes etc. The fear of what the update of the SMP would mean to their private property by making all of them non-conforming.

    I feel that the report was biased, it did not address the issues proportionately, that in their reporting they did misrepresent and not report private property owner’s spoken grievances.

    In ESA Adolfoson’s compliance attempt, they placed far more emphasis on the state take over of private property beach’s and the impute from agencies and business’s  then the concerns of the 60% of private property owners in Clallam County.

    I find it very disappointing  that our Clallam County Commissioners have allowed a totally self serving group of conservationists to publish biased findings and facts as the result of these public focus groups.

    Pearl Rains Hewett

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     UNPOSTED SMP PUBLIC COMMENTS

     —– Original Message —–

    From: pearl hewett

    To: Gray, Steve

    Sent: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 8:32 AM

    Subject: Fw: STATE DIRECTIVE BY WAC 173-26-191

    Steve,

    Jim Kramer asked for  a copy of this WAC.

    I would also like to add this as my comment on the Advisory meeting on 4/11/11.

    Has a direct link for advisory comments been established?

    Pearl Rains Hewett

    Advisory Committee Member

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    FAILURE TO POST  SMP PUBLIC COMMENTS

    —– Original Message —–

    From: pearl hewett

    To: Lear, Cathy

    Sent: Saturday, April 16, 2011 12:00 PM

    Subject: RCW’S FOR PROTECTION OF PRIVATE PROPERTY

    Cathy and Margaret,

    After listening to the questions asked by concerned citizens at both public and the advisory SMP update meetings,

    I would like to submit, as my comments, the following RCW’S to educate, inform and clarify private property owners of their rights and protection under WA State law.

    Pearl Rains Hewett

    Advisory Committee Member

    PROTECTION FOR PRIVATE PROPERTY

    Protection of single family residences

    RCW 90.58.100

    (6) Each master program shall contain standards governing the protection of single family residences and appurtenant structures against damage or loss due to shoreline erosion. The standards shall govern the issuance of substantial development permits for shoreline protection, including structural methods such as construction of bulkheads, and nonstructural methods of protection. The standards shall provide for methods which achieve effective and timely protection against loss or damage to single family residences and appurtenant structures due to shoreline erosion. The standards shall provide a preference for permit issuance for measures to protect single family residences occupied prior to January 1, 1992, where the proposed measure is designed to minimize harm to the shoreline natural environment.

    PRIVATE PROPERTY PROTECTION

     Unintentionally created “Wetlands”

    RCW 90.58.030

    Definitions and concepts.

    (h) “Wetlands” means areas that are inundated or saturated by surface water or groundwater at a frequency and duration sufficient to support, and that under normal circumstances do support, a prevalence of vegetation typically adapted for life in saturated soil conditions. Wetlands generally include swamps, marshes, bogs, and similar areas. Wetlands do not include those artificial wetlands intentionally created from nonwetland sites, including, but not limited to, irrigation and drainage ditches, grass-lined swales, canals, detention facilities, wastewater treatment facilities, farm ponds, and landscape amenities, or those wetlands created after July 1, 1990, that were unintentionally created as a result of the construction of a road, street, or highway. Wetlands may include those artificial wetlands intentionally created from nonwetland areas to mitigate the conversion of wetlands.

    PRIVATE PROPERTY PROTECTION

    LAKE SUTHERLAND

     

    RCW 90.24.010Petition to regulate flow — Order — Exceptions.

    Ten or more owners of real property abutting on a lake may petition the superior court of the county in which the lake is situated, for an order to provide for the regulation of the outflow of the lake in order to maintain a certain water level therein. If there are fewer than ten owners, a majority of the owners abutting on a lake may petition the superior court for such an order. The court, after notice to the department of fish and wildlife and a hearing, is authorized to make an order fixing the water level thereof and directing the department of ecology to regulate the outflow therefrom in accordance with the purposes described in the petition. This section shall not apply to any lake or reservoir used for the storage of water for irrigation or other beneficial purposes, or to lakes navigable from the sea.

    [1999 c 162 § 1; 1985 c 398 § 28; 1959 c 258 § 1; 1939 c 107 § 2; RRS § 7388-1.]

    Notes:

         Effective date — 1985 c 398: “Sections 28 through 30 of this act shall take effect January 1, 1986.” [1985 c 398 § 31.]Lake and beach management districts: Chapter 36.61 RCW.

     

     

    —– Original Message —–

    From: pearl hewett

    To: earnest spees ; Jo Anne Estes

    Sent: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 9:21 AM

    Subject: STATE DIRECTIVE BY WAC 173-26-191

    All,

    I find this unacceptable.

    Directing and identifying how our Clallam County Officials can withhold permits to private property owner’s because the State can not legally or constitutionally regulate our private property at a state level.

    We must question every addition into our revised Clallam County SMP that goes beyond State SMP requirement.

    FYI

    Pearl

    WAC 173-26-191

    Agency filings affecting this section

    Master program contents.

    The results of shoreline planning are summarized in shoreline master program policies that establish broad shoreline management directives. The policies are the basis for regulations that govern use and development along the shoreline. Some master program policies may not be fully attainable by regulatory means due to the constitutional and other legal limitations on the regulation of private property. The policies may be pursued by other means as provided in RCW 90.58.240. Some development requires a shoreline permit prior to construction. A local government evaluates a permit application with respect to the shoreline master program policies and regulations and approves a permit only after determining that the development conforms to them. Except where specifically provided in statute, the regulations apply to all uses and development within shoreline jurisdiction, whether or not a shoreline permit is required, and are implemented through an administrative process established by local government pursuant to RCW 90.58.050 and 90.58.140 and enforcement pursuant to RCW 90.58.210 through 90.58.230.

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     FAILURE TO POST SMP PUBLIC COMMENTS

    —– Original Message —–

    From: earnest spees

    To: Sheila Roark Miller – DCD Director 2010 ; Steve Gray

    Cc: Karl Spees ; pearl hewett ; Kaj Ahlburg

    Sent: Sunday, April 24, 2011 11:28 AM

    Subject: Shoreline Advisory Committee Minutes.

     

    Please forward to:

    Margaret Clancy & Jim Kramer

    1.  We would like a copy of the minutes of the first Clallam County Shoreline Advisory Committee.  We need to know if our comments were recorded to our satisfaction or whether we need to resubmit them.

    2.  We were told that we would be given a website with your slides and material used in your presentation. Also a site to submit additional comments.

    It will be good to see the half million +dollars the County has paid ESA Adolfson for the public input and the representation of the Citizens of Clallam County to be well spent.

    Karl Spees – Representative of the CAPR

    Advisory Committee Member

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    FAILURE TO POST SMP PUBLIC COMMENTS

    —– Original Message —–

    From: pearl hewett

    To: Jo Anne Estes ; earnest spees

    Cc: Gray, Steve

    Sent: Monday, April 25, 2011 7:39 AM

    Subject: Fw: Shoreline Advisory Committee Minutes.

    JoAnne,

    See below,

    I agree with Karl

    I have emailed comments to Cathy Lear and Margaret Clancy.

    I have questions. The consultants pie charts indicate 65% of Clallam County shorelines are private property?

    When less than 17.1% (or less) of the entire County is private property?

    We have no link to an Advisory Committee comment site.

    We have no link to a public comment site.

    I read the 25 page report of Jefferson County’s public comments on their SMP update, after the fact.

    I want to know what comments are being made about Clallam County’s SMP update and I want to know before the fact.

    Pearl

    Advisory Committee Member

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    As Members of the Clallam County Shoreline Advisory Committee.

    WE DID NOT RECEIVE ANY RESPONSE Sheila Roark Miller – DCD Director 2010 ; Steve Gray

    —– Original Message —–

    From: pearl hewett

    To: earnest spees ; pat tenhulzen ; Jo Anne Estes

    Cc: marv chastain

    Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 9:35 AM

    Subject: All SMP public comments PRIVATE?

    All

    I am working on comments and recommendation to the SMP update.

     Since, all of the SMP public comments are being held private?

     I guess we will have to find a way to make our privatized, public comments PUBLIC?

     Were all of Jefferson County public comments held private until after the fact?

     How can we get a public web site so public comments are made PUBLIC?

     Perhaps we could use WA State Full Disclosure law?

    Pearl

    Advisory Committee Member

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    I guess we will have to find a way to make our privatized, public comments PUBLIC?

    SO…  I ended up sending this  SMP comments to Jim Jones??

    I had his email address

    UNPOSTED SMP COMMENT

    —– Original Message —–

    From: pearl hewett

    To: jim jones

    Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 1:23 PM

    Subject: TAKING OF PRIVATE PROPERTY FOR PUBLIC SHORELINE ACCESS

    1. COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CLALLAM COUNTY SMP UPDATE

    Jim,

    Because you are in a position to influence the outcome of the SMP update and I am both on the Advisory Committee and a private property owner I feel compelled to inform you on issues of concern, not what is spoken at meetings, like last night, but as written comment.

    As Commissioner Doherty  mentioned last night, times are changing.

    I have spent the last three months on line researching, complying and analyzing, statistics, laws, Port Townsend’s SMP update, the 7th revised addition of the WRIA, trespass by WFDW, Pacific Legal foundation, Jefferson County 25 page public comments on their SMP update, noxious weed control and attending public meeting, just to mention a few.

    I felt that both Commissioner Doherty and Shelia we unprepared  for public comment last night.

    The trespass discussed by WDFW was on 4 parcels of Rains Sr. Trust Land.

    The fear of the people on Lake Sutherland was my comment at a Commissioners meeting.

    I found and have been circulating the Oregon taking of property value.

    I will  provide only documented information to you.

    I am passionate about private property and Constitutional rights.

    1. TAKING OF PRIVATE PROPERTY FOR PUBLIC SHORELINE ACCESS

    Statistics taken from

    Clallam County future land use map

    79.2 % of Clallam County is PUBLIC LAND

    17.1% of Clallam County is PRIVATE PROPERTY

    3.7% other

    79.2%  (or more) of Clallam County is PUBLIC LAND and it’s SHORELINES

    are available for PUBLIC ACCESS.

    My public comment and recommendation  for the SMP update is that no additional private property be taken for PUBLIC SHORELINE  ACCESS.

     Any additional PUBLIC SHORELINE ACCESS on private property shall be strictly on a volunteer basis and not as a requirement for permits.

    Owning 79.2% of Clallam County, the Olympic National Park, National Forest Lands and the Dept of Natural Resources should be encouraged to provide PUBLIC SHORELINE ACCESS.

    Pearl Rains Hewett

    As Trustee of the George C. Rains Trust

    Private property owner

    Advisory Committee Member

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    AND…  I ended up sending this  SMP comments to Jim Jones??

    I had his email address

    ANOTHER UN-POSTED SMP COMMENT

    —– Original Message —–

    From: pearl hewett

    To: jim jones

    Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 1:36 PM

    Subject: WA RCW’S THAT PROTECT PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS

    Jim,

    DCD Sheila Miller suggested that fear of the government may be dispelled by educating.

    Instead of educating fearful Lake Sutherland private property owners, why not help them?

    I researched and found three laws that  protect private property owner.

    3. COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CLALLAM COUNTY SMP UPDATE

    Any WA State RCW’s that are beneficial to the rights and protection of private property owners should be included in the Clallam County SMP update.

    PRIVATE PROPERTY PROTECTION

    LAKE SUTHERLAND

    RCW 90.24.010

    Petition to regulate flow — Order — Exceptions.

    Ten or more owners of real property abutting on a lake may petition the superior court of the county in which the lake is situated, for an order to provide for the regulation of the outflow of the lake in order to maintain a certain water level therein. If there are fewer than ten owners, a majority of the owners abutting on a lake may petition the superior court for such an order. The court, after notice to the department of fish and wildlife and a hearing, is authorized to make an order fixing the water level thereof and directing the department of ecology to regulate the outflow therefrom in accordance with the purposes described in the petition. This section shall not apply to any lake or reservoir used for the storage of water for irrigation or other beneficial purposes, or to lakes navigable from the sea.

    [1999 c 162 § 1; 1985 c 398 § 28; 1959 c 258 § 1; 1939 c 107 § 2; RRS § 7388-1.]Notes:

         Effective date — 1985 c 398: “Sections 28 through 30 of this act shall take effect January 1, 1986.” [1985 c 398 § 31.]Lake and beach management districts: Chapter 36.61 RCW.  

    PROTECTION FOR PRIVATE PROPERTY

    Protection of single family residences

    RCW 90.58.100

     (6) Each master program shall contain standards governing the protection of single family residences and appurtenant structures against damage or loss due to shoreline erosion. The standards shall govern the issuance of substantial development permits for shoreline protection, including structural methods such as construction of bulkheads, and nonstructural methods of protection. The standards shall provide for methods which achieve effective and timely protection against loss or damage to single family residences and appurtenant structures due to shoreline erosion. The standards shall provide a preference for permit issuance for measures to protect single family residences occupied prior to January 1, 1992, where the proposed measure is designed to minimize harm to the shoreline natural environment.

    PRIVATE PROPERTY PROTECTION

     Unintentionally created “Wetlands”

    RCW 90.58.030

    Definitions and concepts.

     (h) “Wetlands” means areas that are inundated or saturated by surface water or groundwater at a frequency and duration sufficient to support, and that under normal circumstances do support, a prevalence of vegetation typically adapted for life in saturated soil conditions. Wetlands generally include swamps, marshes, bogs, and similar areas. Wetlands do not include those artificial wetlands intentionally created from nonwetland sites, including, but not limited to, irrigation and drainage ditches, grass-lined swales, canals, detention facilities, wastewater treatment facilities, farm ponds, and landscape amenities, or those wetlands created after July 1, 1990, that were unintentionally created as a result of the construction of a road, street, or highway. Wetlands may include those artificial wetlands intentionally created from nonwetland areas to mitigate the conversion of wetlands.

    Pearl Rains Hewett

    AS Trustee of the George C. Rains Trust

    Private property owner

    Advisory Committee member

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    FAILURE TO INFORM INTERESTED PARTIES  SMP Advisory Committee members

    —– Original Message —–

    From: Jo Anne Estes

    Sent: Sunday, February 27, 2011 10:31 AM

    Subject: Public Meeting on SMP tomorrow

    Hello, everyone~

    As a fellow conservative and defender of property rights, I am calling on you with an urgent request to attend the Clallam County Commissioners meeting tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. when the Shoreline Master Program update will be discussed.  Meeting information can be found at

    http://www.clallam.net/board/assets/applets/monwork.pdf.  This agenda item is planned for 9:45 a.m.

    Any public comment you are willing to provide is greatly appreciated.  Make your voice heard!  Even if you do not wish to comment, plan to attend the meeting to get a first hand view of our county government.

    Thanks for your consideration.

    Jo Anne Estes

    An Advisory Committee member

    FAILURE TO INFORM INTERESTED PARTIES  SMP Advisory Committee members

    —– Original Message —–

    From: earnest spees

    To: Karl Spees

    Sent: Sunday, February 27, 2011 9:17 AM

    Subject: Public Meeting on SMP tomorrow!!!!!!!!

    Defenders of Property Rights (Article on A8 in today’s PDN)

    Tomorrow, Monday 2/28/11, there will be a meeting in the commissioners meeting room, Clallam County Courthouse, on the Shoreline Master Program, SMP, Update.

    The meeting is at 0900 (AM) and will allow public input.  Unfortunately this is when most people have jobs and will be working.

    They may be just probing, checking our body temperature, the strength of their opposition to the draconian new rules restricting and regulating use of our private property.  (This may be a classic battle of the  citizens, ‘we the people’ against the big government agenda.)

    Please attend and participate.

    Karl Spees – Pres CAPR 13

    An Advisory Committee member

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    FAILURE TO INFORM INTERESTED PARTIES  SMP Advisory Committee members

    —– Original Message —–

    From: pearl hewett

    To: earnest spees

    Sent: Sunday, February 27, 2011 11:08 AM

    Subject: Re: Public Meeting on SMP tomorrow!!!!!!!!

    Yes, I will be there.

    How did you find out?

    They sure as hell didn’t let me know!

    imagine that?

    Pearl

    An Advisory Committee member

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    WE WERE INVITED TO BE ON THE Shoreline Advisory Committee?

    May 05, 2011 10:19 AM, Per Steve Gray we are “NOT” an Advisory Committee we just an “Important work group to provide input”.

    SO WE BECAME THE CLALLAM COUNTY SMP UPDATE Shoreline”Important work group to provide input” Committee.

    FAILURE? Omitting public comments and a failure to provide a complete and accurate

    summary of a Public Meeting

    —– Original Message —–

    Sent: Thursday, May 05, 2011 10:19 AM
    Subject: Responsible party
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    TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
    Regarding the 30 members of  the invited Shoreline Advisory Committee.
    Per Steve Gray we are “NOT” an Advisory Committee we just an “Important work group to provide input”.
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    Am I confused? No, I am insulted.
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    After reading Hannah’s documented, selectively summarized outcome of the first Advisory Committee meeting,
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    it is my personal opinion that we, as a committee are not there to give input, constructive comment, or recommendation,
    we are there to be indoctrinated on compliance, based on misleading pie charts and statistics compiled and presented by ESA Adolfson..
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    Comment by Carol Johnson regarding forest management and a new regulation on the SMP compliance report, she questioned why? The forest Act regulates forestry.
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    Comment the  “Reading out loud” by Pearl Hewett of the follow WAC 173-26-191.
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    WAC 173-26-191 Some master program policies may not be fully attainable by regulatory means due to the constitutional and other legal limitations on the regulation of private property. The policies may be pursued by other means as provided in RCW 90.58.240. Some development requires a shoreline permit prior to construction. A local government evaluates a permit application with respect to the shoreline master program policies and regulations and approves a permit only after determining that the development conforms to them.

    Comment by Pearl Hewett, If regulation of private property is unconstitutional or illegal by WA State law Clallam County should NOT use it.


    Comment by Kaj Ahlburg, the WAC’s are more stringent then WA State law.

    The selective summary of the “Our Important work group to provide input” at the first meeting, did not mention any of these comments.
    I called Commissioner Mike Chapman.
    Who is responsible? The elected DCD Sheila Rourk Miller.
    Sheila went on vacation on April 26, 2011 the day after the 4C public meeting and will not be back in her office until Monday May 9, 2011.
    I called today and left a message, asking for a meeting with her.
    Pearl
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    UNPOSTED SMP   PUBLIC COMMENTS on NO NET LOSS

     —– Original Message —–

    From: Jo Anne Estes

    To: Merrill, Hannah ; Gray, Steve

    Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 12:07 PM

    Subject: What is No Net Loss Workgroup?

    Hello Hannah and Steve:

    I saw this Notice on the Clallam County Website:

    Thursday:  August 18, 2011 – No Net Loss Work Group , Clallam County BOCC Room 160, 223 East Fourth Street, Port Angeles, 10a.m.-2:00 p.m.

    Is this something either of you are leading?  If not, please forward my email to the correct person. I could not make the meeting yesterday.

    Could you please forward me all copies of the meeting agendas and minutes to date for this group?  I would like to gather this as soon as possible so I can get up to speed.

    Do you know if the Shoreline Advisory Committee been tasked with participating with the No Net Loss workgroup?  If so, I do not recall getting notice.  Please add my email address to the distribution list for all minutes and agendas of the No Net Loss workgroup.

    Thanks very much.  Have a great weekend!

    Jo Anne Estes

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    As Members of the Clallam County Shoreline Advisory Committee.

    WE WERE NOT RECEIVING ANY RESPONSES FROM

    Sheila Roark Miller – DCD Director 2010 ; Steve Gray

    SO,  I did respond to Jo Anne Estes (a member of the Shoreline Advisory Committee)

    —– Original Message —–

    From: pearl hewett

    To: Jo Anne Estes

    Cc: earnest spees

    Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 12:54 PM

    Subject: Re: What is No Net Loss Workgroup?

    Jo Anne,

    When people asked about the NO NET LOSS at the public SMP meeting after our Aug.committee meeting (only 16 people showed up) I asked about the no net loss committee? Who are they? They have had only 1 meeting?  Steve Grey admitted, they had only had one meeting. I fear they are from the appointed 9 in the Planning Dept.? Steve did not identify them.

    Your letter to the PDN was good. Unfortunately too many people have taken the “Wait and see what they do attitude”

    Then, they will start screaming and yelling, after the fact!

    You are correct when you say we, as private property owners, are not represented proportionally on the SMP update committee. In fact we are not represented PERIOD.  Remember the meeting we attended at the Audubon.

    I have emailed, questioned, complained, bitched, requested info, made comments, spoken out at public meetings, been ignored when I raised my hand at the John Wayne Marina Public Forum, sent many DOE, Clallam County maps with their statistics  documenting their errors and omissions

     (August 19, 2011)  AND have yet to received a single response from the Planning Dept, Sheila, Hannah and Steve Grey do not respond.

    The committee members comments are not put on line as we were told they would be?

    Are we just, the required by LAW invited?

     Does anything we do have any effect on the outcome?

     Are our comments even given to the Appointed 9?

    FYI

    ESA Adolfson completed a report on Puget Sound for the National Fish and Wildlife Federation in WA DC prior to our Jan 26, 2011 SMP meeting.

    Keep up the good work,

    Pearl Rains Hewett

    Disappointed member of the Clallam County Invited SMP

    Update NOT Citizens Advisory Committee.

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    The bottom line

    AND,  Failure to  ENCOURAGE PARTICIPATION

    Sent: Tuesday,  8:48 AM 2011

    THEY want us to be upset and discouraged, Commissioner Mike Chapman suggested I should/could  QUIT.

    Ironically, Commissioner Mike Chapman suggested just weeks earlier, somewhat sarcastically, that if I did not like the way things were going I should participate by volunteering to be on the SMP Update Citizens Advisory Committee.

    Hmmm? May 10, 2011 Commissioner Mike Chapman suggests that  if I do not like the way things are  going

    I should/could  QUIT.

    Don’t let life discourage you; everyone who got where she is had to begin where she was.

    Pearl Rains Hewett

     


  • How Complicated is it?

    How Complicated is WHAT?

    THE IF AND WHEN OF US SECURITY STRATEGY? ON TERRORISTS, WARS  and  FOREIGN POLICY?

    “IS SO COMPLICATED” THE PRESIDENT AND HIS PRESS SECRETARIES ARE TIP TOEING AROUND IN THE ROSE GARDEN LIKE IT’S A MINE FIELD.

    “WE DON’T HAVE A STRATEGY YET” OBAMA SAID

    AUG 28, 2014 – FEB 2, 2015?

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    Hearing National Security Strategy | Video | C-SPAN.org

    C-Span‎ – 2 days ago

    January 29, 2015 … Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger, Madeleine Albright, and George Shultz testified at …

    (I watched it, did you?)

    JANUARY 29, 2015 HISTORY  LESSONS FROM SCHULTZ,  KISSINGER  and ALBRIGHT ON  U.S. INVOLVEMENT IN THE MIDDLE EAST WARS, TERRORISTS, STRATEGY, DIPLOMACY AND  FOREIGN POLICY

    Jan 29,2015,  Is the U.S.A. in trouble?

    “Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.”

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    Testimony and comments by Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger, Madeleine Albright, and George Shultz on C-SPAN hearing on National Security.

    THE US SECURITY  STRATEGY?

    January 29, 2015 HISTORY  LESSONS FROM SCHULTZ,  KISSINGER  and ALBRIGHT ON  U.S. INVOLVEMENT IN THE MIDDLE EAST WARS, TERRORISTS, STRATEGY, DIPLOMACY AND  FOREIGN POLICY.

    Jan 29, 2015 SCHULTZ,  KISSINGER  and ALBRIGHT

    “What are your greatest  concerns?”

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    Meanwhile back ON THE HILL …. BETTER BONE UP ON  YOUR  HISTORY  LESSONS

    “Education: the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty.”

    “Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.”

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    If you are concerned? 62% of AMERICAN’S ARE (continue reading)

    Don’t kill the messenger

    “Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.”

    I’ve spent  over 30 hours, since listening on C-SPAN, to the testimony from SCHULTZ,  KISSINGER  and ALBRIGHT , researching, digging up current and historical documents and facts. I have included snippets and comments from entities with very diverse and well informed backgrounds.

    HOW “COMPLICATED” IS  OBAMA U.S. SECURITY STRATEGY?

    My comment, Based on the understanding of a reasonable person?

    It could be  ESPECIALLY INSIDIOUS because of the domino effect and the feedback runaway and  wherein impacts between offending and offended countries  including  Radical Religious terrorism of sizable mass spalls off on smaller countries from allied support for the force of US military Support and weapons.

    The offending and offended country, Radical Religious entities, terrorists,  can then hit other countries, creating even more widespread refuges problems, genocide, killing of Christians, more beheadings of diversified individuals from international origin and capture, more demands for ransom, from all countries that support the war on terrorism  and if a  large allied defense  backing  US Military support, weapons, boots on the ground, sanctions and  intervention  were to occur?

    Such as between a the U.S.A. , Iran, Iraq, Israel, Afghanistan, Russia,  SYRIA,  and, we must  toss in China and Africa etc. too!   Or as the result of hostile actions in space, bombing, DRONES, then the resulting POLITICA L debris cascade, ESPECIALLY INSIDIOUS because development and proliferation of nuclear weapons could be used and could render the defense of  legal borders  and sovereignty of states  essentially impossible.

    WHAT’S SO COMPLICATED ABOUT THAT?

    THE US GOVERNMENT, OBAMA,  MUST NOT OFFEND ANY OF OUR ALLYS, OUR ENEMIES, TERRORISTS, RELIGIOUS ENTITIES, NATIONALITIES, OR  OFFEND ANY OF  THE LEADERS OF ANY OF THESE FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS AT ANYTIME?

    “The difference between using an offending word and a non-offending word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.”

    YOU CAN PLEASE SOME OF THESE FOREIGN  ENTITIES  SOME OF THE TIME?

    Who knows what the future might bring? The nation seethes with ethnic, sectarian, tribal and ideological grievances.

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    More news for SCHULTZ, KISSINGER and ALBRIGHT National Security Jan. 29,2015

    Jan 29, 2015 SCHULTZ,  KISSINGER  and ALBRIGHT

    “WHAT ARE YOUR GREATEST  CONCERNS?”

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    KISSINGER – ISIS

    Iran wants to development and use nuclear weapons to bomb Israel.

    SCHULTZ  Iran wants to development and use nuclear weapons to annihilate  Israel.

    Give Syria us military weapons “YES”  BUT, security to protect the weapons?

    SCHULTZ  SECURITY WARNING.. If there is LOOTING there is no SECURITY.

    SCHULTZ  ON  “MISSION CREEP” one objective at a time, get in, do it and get out.

    Defeating  ISIS, a revolutionary force that doesn’t recognize regional borders.

    Russia and Syria “the NO BORDERS concept and  loss of states SOVEREIGNTY by assertive domination”

    SCHULTZ EUROPEAN DEPENDENCY ON RUSSIAN OIL

    TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATION

    TAKING DOWN OUR POWER GRID

    OBAMA DRAWS LINES? BUT DOES NOT FOLLOW THROUGH…

    my words… “Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightening that does the work.”

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    Jan 29, 2015 SCHULTZ  STRATEGY, DIPLOMACY and  FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC POLICY

    (his hindsight is 20/20)

    United Religions Initiative

    664 Cooperation Circles in 85 Countries – United Religions …

    www.uri.org/the_world_of_uri

    United Religions Initiative Logo. | Register | Give | The Latest | Resources … 664 Cooperation Circles in 85 Countries.

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    2009 ALBRIGHT’S  STRATEGY, DIPLOMACY AND FOREIGN POLICY

    May 19, 2006  (nearly nine years ago)

    Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright acknowledges that her new book “The Mighty and the Almighty” flies in the face of conventional wisdom on foreign policy.

    May 19, 2006 “DIPLOMATS IN MY ERA WERE TAUGHT NOT TO INVITE TROUBLE.

     AND NO SUBJECT SEEMED MORE INHERENTLY TREACHEROUS THAN RELIGION.”

    Albright sought to expand relations with AMERICAN MUSLIM LEADERS

    Decision makers need to do a better job of understanding RELIGION’S role in the world. She also suggests the government should use religious leaders to support and explain U.S. foreign policy.

    WE HAVE TO UNDERSTAND ISLAM BETTER. I think we all have a tendency to generalize, to focus on the worst part of what is happening under the auspices, SO TO SPEAK, OF ISLAM. AND THAT’S EXTREMISM AND SOME OF THE VIOLENCE.

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    TOO BAD THE BOOK WAS NOT A BEST SELLER

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    Jan 29,2015 SCHULTZ SECURITY WARNING..

    Give Syria us military weapons “YES” , BUT, secure and protect the weapons?

    If there is LOOTING there is no SECURITY.

    LOOTING Spring 2004. April 2003, during the mayhem that followed the collapse of Saddam Hussein’s regime, looters entered the Iraq National …

    World affairs editor, BBC News March 19, 2008

    Vice-President Dick Cheney came to Baghdad and talked about “the phenomenal improvement in SECURITY”. That day more than 60 Iraqis were killed in bomb attacks.

    Catastrophe! Ten Years Later  2013 Looting, Destruction, and Preservation of Cultural Heritage in Iraq and the Wider Middle East

    LOOTING Apr 28, 2014 – Recently, villagers have increasingly extended their cemeteries, houses, and fields onto these significant Egyptian sites, looting them in the process.

    ISIS: The Spoils of the “Great Loot” in the Middle East

    July 1, 2014 Adding yet more warfare to the current crisis in the Middle East will perpetuate exactly what the imperial powers set out to do: TEAR AN ENTIRE REGION OF THE WORLD ASUNDER.

    By Conn Hallinan,

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    THE COMMITMENT?  

    COST OF NATIONAL SECURITY – National Priorities Project

    What counts as national security depends on your perspective.

    Some people consider wars overseas to be national security.

    http://nationalpriorities.org/cost-of/

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     Jan. 29,2015  KISSINGER QUESTIONS  ON STRATEGY 

    What do we seek to achieve or prevent?  What lengths are we willing to take to achieve.

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    Iraq War Facts, Results & Statistics at January 31, 2012 … War-Spending – About $1 trillion of US taxpayers’ funds spent or approved for spending through 2011.

    03/14/13 The Iraq War cost the United States,  MORE THAN $3 TRILLION according to the calculations of at least one Nobel prize-winning economist

    Total US National Security Spending, 2014-2015 … as the human costs of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan ( and worldwide)  continue to grow. …

    On-Budget Federal Budget Authority is $2.9 TRILLION IN 2014 and $3.2 TRILLION IN 2015.

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    Indeed, the 62% of concerned American citizens should be asking the same questions of their president and elected representative in WA DC.

    What do we seek to achieve or prevent? 

    What lengths are we willing to take to achieve?

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    AFTER THIRTEEN YEARS OF WAR?

    THE WAR TOLL ON THE HUMAN RACE?

    THE TEN $10 TRILLION DOLLARS?

    HOW MANY DEAD AND WOUNDED WARRIORS?

    HOW MANY DEAD CIVILIAN CAUSALITIES?

    HOW MANY HOMELESS MORE REFUGEES?

    WHEN WILL THEY NAME AND IDENTIFY THE ENEMY?

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    Just asking…

    HOW ABOUT SOME  HOME LAND SECURITY? TO PROTECT AMERICAN CITIZENS FROM HOME GROWN TERRORISTS? AND PROVIDE DOMESTIC TRANQUILITY?

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    COST OF CONFLICT?

    The price of conflict TO THE HUMAN RACE?

    To bring new insights to the debate on global SECURITY?

    The idea is to examine this cost, not only in terms of the deaths and casualties and the economic costs borne by the people involved, but also the social, developmental, environmental and STRATEGIC costs of conflict.

    Jan 7, 2015 – Last year saw a dramatic escalation of the MIDDLE EAST’S REFUGEE CRISIS. SYRIA’S … UP TO 13 MILLION  SYRIANS AND IRAQIS HAVE BEEN DISPLACED FROM THEIR HOMES.

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    History

    Oct 21, 2011 – Pivotal events in Iraq from the March 2003 invasion to the December 2011 withdrawal of U.S. troops

    Who knows what the future might bring? The nation seethes with ethnic, sectarian, tribal and ideological grievances.

    Jan 29,2015  Kissinger said,  A strategy driven budget, NOT  A budget driven by Strategy? (I don’t know what that means?)

    OBAMA Strategy? Aug 28, 2014 – “We don’t have a strategy yet,”

    Obama strategy?  Feb 2, 2015

    Jan. 29, 2015 SCHULTZ  avoid  MISSION CREEP, one objective at a time, get in, do it and get out.

    Sep 18, 2014 – Mission Creep, a term that has come to describe a gradual shift in objectives during the course of a military campaign, often resulting in

    Sep 23, 2014 – America’s Mission Creep To War In The Middle East. BBC. How Obama’s War Against ISIS Just Keeps Growing…

    Nov 7, 2014 – … ask Congress for $5 billion for military operations in the Middle East … suggestions that the doubling of forces amounted to mission creep.

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    My comment and question?

    THE U.S. MILITARY HAS BEEN “MISSION CREEPING”  around in the Middle East for 13 years.

    WHAT WAS THE STRATEGY?

    Middle Eastern oil has enchanted global powers?

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    JAN. 29, 2015 Overall consensus, SCHULTZ,  KISSINGER  and ALBRIGHT

    Speak softly and carry a big stick.

    Oops, About the U.S. Military  big stick?

    JAN. 29, 2015 KISSINGER THE STATE OF OUR “MILITARY POWER?” “IS NOT ADEQUATE”

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    History

    Iraq war shows limits of US power

    World affairs editor, BBC News

     March 19, 2008 More importantly, the war has shown the limits of American power. It is clear the United States can only manage to fight two small wars at a time.

    We have seen how hard it is for the Americans to deal with a few thousand lightly-armed volunteers

    Iraq and Afghanistan have stretched the US armed forces almost to breaking point. America after the invasion of Iraq is no longer the superpower it was before.

    On Monday, Vice-President Dick Cheney came to Baghdad and talked about “the phenomenal improvement in SECURITY“. That day more than 60 Iraqis were killed in bomb attacks.

    Germany’s 19th-Century Chancellor, Otto von Bismarck, said that GREAT POWERS HAD TO BE VERY CAREFUL WHEN THEY PUT THEIR MILITARY STRENGTH TO THE TEST. UNLESS THEY ARE OVERWHELMINGLY SUCCESSFUL, HE MEANT, THE PERCEPTION WILL BE THAT THEY HAVE BEEN DEFEATED.

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    MORE Albright 2009,

    Well, because I think that in looking at what was going on in the world, it was evident that religion and the force of religion and people’s interpretation of how they saw God, really is very much a part of international relations. Rather than keeping religion and religious leaders out of things, we need their help.

    We are dealing with very basic issues of human existence. And, everybody comes with a certain amount of their own history –thousands of years of culture and history.

    She believes President Bush has alienated potential allies around the world who disagree with his religious beliefs. “GOD IS ON OUR SIDE?” (I remember  the quote, and thought at the time, boy she’s right,  that is really going to set them off)

    Albright sought to expand relations with AMERICAN MUSLIM LEADERS

    Decision makers need to do a better job of understanding religion’s role in the world. She also suggests the government should use religious leaders to support and explain U.S. foreign policy.

    Our diplomats are very well trained and they are very capable. But, they have not really focused on religion per se as a subject of study. A Secretary of State has economic advisors and arms control advisors and environmental advisors. And so, I would advocate having religious advisors that are complementing all the other advisors.

    complete text at

    http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/2006/05/19/may-19-2006-madeleine-albright/1845/

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    HAVE I GOTTEN YOUR ATTENTION? WATCH THIS

    Hearing National Security Strategy | Video | C-SPAN.org

    C-Span‎ – 2 days ago

    January 29, 2015 … Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger, Madeleine Albright, and George Shultz testified at …

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    WANT MORE HISTORY?

    Behind My Back | The Art of War

    www.behindmyback.org/2013/09/11/the-art-of-war/

    Sep 11, 2013 – 544-496 BC), the author of The Art of War (孫子兵法), an immensely influential ANCIENT CHINESE BOOK ON MILITARY STRATEGY. Sun Tzu …

    “THERE IS NO INSTANCE OF A COUNTRY HAVING BENEFITED FROM PROLONGED WARFARE.

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    Behind My Back | Kilmer on the art of war

    www.behindmyback.org/2013/10/24/kilmer-on-the-art-of-war/

    Oct 24, 2013 – Subject: KILMER : Responding to “The Art of War” —– Original Message —– From: Representative Derek Kilmer To: phew@wavecable.com …

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    Behind My Back | INHERITING THE NATIONAL DEBT

    www.behindmyback.org/category/inheriting-the-national-debt/

    Nov 13, 2013 – “We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt” Thomas …. at http://famguardian.org/Subjects/Politics/thomasjefferson/jeff1340.htm.

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    Behind My Back | NO MORE US WAR AND CONFLICT

    www.behindmyback.org/category/no-more-us-war-and-conflict/

    May 17, 2014 – Cost of Conflict is a tool which attempts to calculate the price of conflict to the human race. … http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cost_of_conflict# …

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    IT’S PERSONAL

     In 1999 FIVE BLOCKS FROM MY HOME in Port Angeles WA, one of “THOSE ISLAMIC EXTREMIST TERRORISTS” with a trunk full of explosives came into my town in the USA, across the international border from Canada.

    STRATEGY ? TERRORISTS? I asked Rep. Kilmer at Port Angeles WA Town Hall Meeting  about  Unmentionable Islamic extremist terrorists?

    Rep. Kilmer did  respond, but Rep. Kilmer did not answer my  question…

     


  • SMP a Good Idea? 1971-2014?

    The SMP was a good Idea at the time? 1971-2014?
    This is my public comment on the
    Clallam County SMP Update
    I resubmit this with additional comment on Nov.17, 2014
    To the Clallam County Planning Commission
    Pearl Rains Hewett
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    Indeed, and In 2014 this 1971 Rod Mack: ENVIRONMENTAL PERSPECTIVE (still holds true) is one of many perspectives,
    my observation is that in areas
    where ECONOMICS is a prime consideration—
    in the smaller, less affluent communities—
    there is a higher priority for jobs and tax base
    than there is priority for environmental concerns.
    Rod Mack: My charge, when I joined ECOLOGY IN 1971, was developing the regulations related to the permit system of the Shoreline Management Act (SMA) as well as the guidelines. Those GUIDELINES were basically instructions FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS’ preparation of their Master Programs as well as standards or criteria for evaluating developments that took place on the shorelines, AGAIN, BY LOCAL GOVERNMENT.
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    Clallam County Tax Base?
    It was about 17.1% or less. Now? around 11%?
    This can not be ignored forever.
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    Behind My Back | Ad Valorem Tax Dilemma?

    www.behindmyback.org/2013/10/06/advaloremtax-dilemma/

    Oct 6, 2013 – IN CLALLAM COUNTY, INDEED AD VALOREM TAX IS a situation in which PAM RUSHTON, … AN AD VALOREM TAX (Latin for “according to value”) IS A TAX BASED ON THE … http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ad_valorem_tax.

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    SMP and Water 1970-2013

    IT SEEMED LIKE A GOOD IDEA AT THE TIME?
    Based on this 1971 premise

    1971 Rod Mack: ENVIRONMENTAL PERSPECTIVE is one of many perspectives,
    my observation is that in areas where ECONOMICS is a prime
    consideration—in the smaller, less affluent
    communities—there is a higher priority for jobs and tax
    base
    than there is priority for environmental concerns

    IT SEEMED LIKE A GOOD IDEA AT THE TIME?
    Based on this 1971 premise

    Rod Mack: My charge, when I joined ECOLOGY IN 1971, was developing the regulations related to the permit system of the Shoreline Management Act (SMA) as well as the guidelines. Those GUIDELINES were basically instructions FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS’ preparation of their Master Programs as well as standards or criteria for evaluating developments that took place on the shorelines, AGAIN, BY LOCAL GOVERNMENT.

    IT SEEMED LIKE A GOOD IDEA AT THE TIME?
    Both by premise and legislative intent

    IN 1971….

    In 1972 the SHORELINE MANAGEMENT ACT PASSED

    The FEDERAL road to WA State ECOLOGY’S SMP and WATER HELL was PAVED with good intentions.

    AND? HOW MUCH TAXPAYERS FEDERAL MONEY?

    When the Federal Coastal Zone Management Act came along, it said, if a state wants to do a program, here’s some MONEY to do it; then, once it’s done, here’s some MORE MONEY to manage it.

    There’s a definite tie. The Federal Coastal Zone Management Act came about in ’72 at virtually the same time our Shoreline Management Act was finally approved.

    We were watching it very closely, because the federal law provides SUBSTANTIAL FUNDING to states that develop management programs. Here, we had the Shoreline Management Act.

    MORE FEDERAL MONEY AND MORE FEDERAL MONEY AND MORE FEDERAL  MONEY
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    BAIT AND SWITCHED TO FEDERAL CONTROL

    When? and how did we lose our right to local government?
    When? and how were the appointed given state RULE by WAC?
    When? and how were federally appointed agencies given ultimate power?

    WHEN INDEED..
    THE EXPLOSION OF FEDERAL LEGISLATION ENACTED
    BETWEEN 1970 AND 1980 TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT

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    HISTORY Shoreline Act 40, 263 From 1971-2005
    Washington State Department of Ecology
    Ecology Publication #05-01-006
    A 570 page report the first 35 years, 1970 – 2005
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    UPDATE 2013 STATE? SHORELINE MANAGEMENT ACT?
    HAS BECOME FEDERALLY ENACTED
    SHORELINE MANAGEMENT BY APPOINTED FEDERAL AGENCIES.
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    Shoreline Act 40, 263 From 1971-2005

    1971 The ENVIRONMENTALISTS proposed the state’s jurisdiction would include 500 feet back from the water’s edge, providing for a strip of land, 500 feet wide, that would be the jurisdiction of their bill.

    1971 They, the ENVIRONMENTALISTS also placed primary, almost exclusive, planning and REGULATORY AUTHORITY WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY, instead of LOCAL GOVERNMENT
    Resulting in a very STRONG ROLE by the STATE and a much lesser role by LOCAL GOVERNMENT.

    That initiative got enough signatures to go on to the ballot at the next general election. Seeing that, THE LEGISLATURE THEN DECIDED, as is allowed and provided for under the state’s constitution, to enact their version to put on the ballot, which was the 1972 SHORELINE MANAGEMENT ACT, which ultimately passed. The basic difference between the initiative and the act was that the act named a strip 200 feet from the water’s edge as the area of jurisdiction, and then set up the joint state/local approach.
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    2013 WA STATE SHORELINE MANAGEMENT ACT? AND WATER?

    A much lesser role of STATE AND LOCAL government?

    FEDERAL APPOINTED AGENCIES EDICTS MANDATING TO THE WA STATE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY

    WA STATE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY’S WAC’S, EDITICS, RULING, REGULATING AND ENFORCING OF LOCAL COUNTY AND CITY GOVERNMENT

    ENACTED BY CONGRESS CONTROLLED AND MANDATED BY FEDERAL APPOINTED AGENCIES AND ENVIRONMENTALISTS placed exclusive, planning and regulatory authority with federal appointed government agencies EPA ETC….

    RESULTING IN A VERY STRONG ROLE BY THE ACTS OF CONGRESS and AMENDMENTS TO THOSE ACTS and DELIGATING ALL POWER TO APPOINTED FEDERAL AGENCIES AND ENVIRONMENTALISTS.

    IF WILD OLYMPICS WAS FEDERALLY ENACTED jurisdiction would include 500 feet (or more) back from the water’s edge, providing for a strip of land, 500 feet (or more) wide, that would be the FEDERAL jurisdiction of that ACT.

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    Chapter Seven – Saving the Shorelines 2005
    The Plan to Protect the Coastlines
    An interview with Rodney Mack
    February 2, 2005
    Position held at time of interview:
    Retired, formerly Program Manager for the Shorelands and
    Environmental Assistance Program,
    Washington State Department of Ecology, 1983-1994

    From an environmental standpoint, given the two versions of the shorelines legislation, the environmentalist version talked about a jurisdictional area. In other words, what areas, what pieces of geography, the act applied to.

    Our Shoreline Management Act was probably, with maybe the exception of California, the strongest law of its kind in the country at the time. This was right at the beginning of the ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT, and what we were doing was groundbreaking. It wasn’t a case where we could pick up the phone and call some other state and say, hey, what did you guys
    do in dealing with this? Other states were calling us.

    When the Federal Coastal Zone Management Act came along, it said, if a state wants to do a program, here’s some MONEY to do it; then, once it’s done, here’s some more MONEY to manage it.

    There’s a definite tie. The Federal Coastal Zone Management Act came about in ’72 at virtually the same time our Shoreline Management Act was finally approved.

    We were watching it very closely, because the federal law provides SUBSTANTIAL FUNDING to states that develop management programs. Here, we had the Shoreline Management Act.

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    History is GOOD
    EXACTLY WHAT WAS WA STATE PLANNING IN 2005?

    shoreline development 259, 262, 264

    WA STATE WATER

    There’s an old saying, “In the Eastern United States, we take water for granted. In the WEST, we take water from each other.

    My comment WHISKEY IS FOR DRINKING; WATER IS FOR FIGHTING OVER
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    Chapter 4, Troubled Waters: Rivers, Streams, and Salmon Recovery
    ……….117
    Habitat, Hydropower, Hatcheries and Harvest, Dick Wallace
    ………….117
    Protecting In-stream Flows, Ken Slattery
    ………………………..129
    The Problem of Pollutants in the Watershed, Dave Peeler
    ……………139
    Devising a Plan for the Dungeness and Elwha Rivers, Cynthia Nelson
    …..149

    Chapter 5, Shifting Standards:
    Treating Wastewater Discharges to Puget Sound
    ………………………165

    Chapter 7, Saving the Shorelines
    ………………………………….259
    A Plan to Protect the Coastlines, Rod Mack
    ………………………259
    Chapter 8, Dividing the Waters: Determining Yakima River Water Rights
    …..295

    Chapter 9, Environment 2010
    RANKING AIR AT THE TOP, Stu Clark
    ……………………………..344
    AT THE TABLE FOR EPA, Randy Smith
    …………………………….390
    History is GOOD
    EXACTLY WHAT WAS WA STATE PLANNING IN 2005?
    WA STATE ON WATER
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    Water Code of 1917 298
    water pollution 9, 41-42, 117
    Water Pollution Control Commission 6, 8-9, 11, 25,
    27, 92, 166, 180, 464
    Water Pollution Hearings Board 25
    Water Quality 11, 16, 18, 58, 60, 80, 113, 118, 122, 139,
    141, 160
    Water Quality Investigation Section 508
    Water Quality Program 11, 18, 80, 118, 139, 165-166,
    451, 494, 503, 508
    WATER RESOURCES ACT OF 1971 18, 131, 317
    Water Resources Program 18, 92, 118, 126, 129, 134,
    149, 295, 303, 305, 309, 318
    WATER RIGHT CLAIMS REGISTRATION ACT 310
    water rights 9, 14, 122, 124, 129-130, 132, 137, 143,
    146, 149-150, 152-153, 155-157, 160, 163, 186,
    295-304, 306-311, 313-314, 317-326
    Water rights 296
    Water Rights Claims Registration Act 300
    WATER STRATEGY 124
    water-dependent industrial uses 285
    Watershed Management Act 143, 145, 147
    Watershed planning 121, 159
    Watershed Planning 117, 122, 131-133, 144, 149,
    158-159
    Watershed Planning Act 122, 131-133, 144, 149,
    158-159
    watershed planning units 132, 14
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    2005 WA STATE DEPT OF ECOLOGY AND CONGRESS
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    CONGRESS 2, 6, 70, 125, 130, 133, 186-187, 193,
    356-359, 372-373, 376, 378-379, 382, 387-388,
    391-392, 400, 462, 505, 524
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    2013 WA STATE DEPT OF ECOLOGY AND CONGRESS

    CONGRESS PASSED THE ESA AS PART OF THE EXPLOSION OF FEDERAL LEGISLATION ENACTED BETWEEN 1970 AND 1980 TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT.

    1966 CONGRESS ENACTS FEDERAL Endangered Species Act
    Congress passed the ESA as part of the explosion of federal … – Gale
    www.gale.cengage.com/pdf/samples/sp657497.pdf‎
    by ES ACT – ‎Related articles

    Congress passed the Endangered Species Preservation Act in 1966, … Congress enacted significant MORE amendments in 1978, AND MORE 1982, and MORE 1988,

    1969 The National Environmental Policy Act of | Department of Energy
    energy.gov/nepa/downloads/national-environmental-policy-act-1969‎

    Full text of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, available as a download. NEPA established a national policy for the environment …
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    1972 Coastal Zone Management Act – Office of Ocean and Coastal …
    coastalmanagement.noaa.gov/czm/czm_act.html‎
    Congressional Action to Help Manage Our Nation’s Coasts … growth in the coastal zone by passing the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) in 1972. The Act …
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    1972 CONGRESS ENACTS FEDERAL Clean water act
    CWA | Civil Enforcement | Compliance and Enforcement | U.S. EPA
    www.epa.gov/Compliance/civil/cwa/index.html‎
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    Congress passed the ESA as part of
    THE EXPLOSION OF FEDERAL LEGISLATION ENACTED
    BETWEEN 1970 AND 1980 TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT.