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  • Feb 28, 2017 POTUS Executes WOTUS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    POTUS Executes WOTUS

    They” say it was a hatchet job.

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

    I say great, 3000 more ways to downsize the government

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    START HERE… WHERE EVERYTHING FEDERAL STARTS….

    Behind My Back | WOTUS “Water Runs Down Hill”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    The EPA Abuses First, Apologizes Later – | National Review

    www.nationalreview.com/article/295188

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

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

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

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

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    May 29, 2012

    Senate Republicans Request Answers on EPAís Sackett … – Inhofe

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

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

    Just saying….

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

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    Sep 4, 2015

    Behind My Back | PLF lawsuit on WOTUS

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

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

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    Feb 11, 2016

    Behind My Back | A Wetland is A WOTUS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    The EPA’s enforcement policy and tactics for WETLANDS

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

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

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

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     EPA’s enforcement tactics for oil and gas producers.

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

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

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

    Just saying…

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

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

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

    HOW HORRIBLE IS THAT….

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    Post on Pie N Politics

    WOTUS overturned! Now pardon Joe Robertson!

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

  • Rule 19 Sen. Warren (D) “Take Your Seat”

    Rule 19 Sen. Warren (D) “Take Your Seat”

    THE MESSAGE CRAFTERS OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY DON’T NEED REPUBLICAN ENEMIES WHEN THEY HAVE NANCY PELOSI, MAXINE WATERS  AND ELIZABETH WARREN SCREWING EVERYTHING UP.

    ‘MEET THE PRESS’ HOST CHUCK TODD ACTUALLY ASKED “PELOSI”  IF NEW LEADERSHIP WAS NEEDED, GIVEN THAT THE 2016 ELECTION WAS A REJECTION OF THE ESTABLISHMENT

    DONALD J. TRUMP ASKED AMERICAN VOTERS IF NEW LEADERSHIP WAS NEEDED.

    DEC 16, 2016 – TRUMP HAS SAID HE WOULD MAKE TERM LIMITS FOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS A TOP PRIORITY DURING HIS FIRST 100 DAYS IN OFFICE.

    TERM LIMITS. SEE HOW THAT WOULD LOOK.

    Donald Trump’s Term Limits Would Eliminate Half of Congress | Time …

    time.com/4578718/donald-trumptermlimits-congress/

    Nov 22, 2016 – Thirty-two senators and 226 representatives would be out of a job under Donald Trump’s proposed TERM LIMITS. SEE HOW THAT WOULD LOOK.

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    DONALD J. TRUMP ASKED AMERICAN VOTERS IF NEW LEADERSHIP WAS NEEDED.

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    WATCH: Senator Elizabeth Warren Is Told To Take HER SEAT For …

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olXL2AS9iX8

    13 hours ago – Uploaded by FOX 10 Phoenix

    Brought to you by Desert Diamond: http://ddcaz.com Senate Democrats Plan Late Night to Oppose AG …

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    Nancy Pelosi says she can’t work with ‘President Bush’ | Fox News

    www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/…/nancy-pelosi-says-cantwork-with-president-bush.ht…

    1 day ago – A day after House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., was grilled by “Meet The Press” host Chuck Todd on whether her party’s leadership was out of touch with the current political climate, the nearly three-decade veteran of Congress mistakenly referred to President Trump as “President Bush.”

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    Maxine Waters Thinks Putin Invaded “Korea” – Says Trump Needs to …

    www.thegatewaypundit.com/…/maxinewaters-thinks-putin-invaded-korea-says-trum…

    2 days ago – Maxine Waters Thinks Putin Invaded “Korea” – Says Trump Needs to Be Impeached.

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    IS A TEST FOR DEMENTIA NEEDED? when  beloved member’s  of congress, memory appears to be failing, these questionnaires are sometimes more accurate when filled out by someone other than the affected person

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    INDEED….

    13 hours ago – After Pelosi Says She “Can’t Work with Bush,” Maxine Waters Takes the … referring to being unable to work with “President Bush” During a press conference on Monday, when she … Nancy Pelosi thought George W. Bush was still the president.“We’ve seen nothing where we can where — where I can work with President Bush on…” Pelosi said as

    Maxine Waters’ face dropped and she muttered to her colleagues.“I’m disappointed because I thought there might be some interest because of what he said in the campaign.

    Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), who barely seems to get out a coherent thought. Calling for the impeachment of the President She is unable to say where “bombs are falling.” A reporter has to supplement by saying, “Aleppo.” Waters then talks about how Vladimir Putin invaded “Korea.”

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    DONALD J. TRUMP ASKED AMERICAN VOTERS IF NEW LEADERSHIP WAS NEEDED.

    Dumb & Dumber! After Pelosi Says She “Can’t Work with Bush,” Maxine Waters Takes the Cake with “Putin Invaded Korea”

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     ‘MEET THE PRESS’ HOST CHUCK TODD ACTUALLY ASKED PELOSI  IF NEW LEADERSHIP WAS NEEDED, GIVEN THAT THE 2016 ELECTION WAS A REJECTION OF THE ESTABLISHMENT.

    DONALD J. TRUMP ASKED AMERICAN VOTERS IF NEW LEADERSHIP WAS NEEDED.

    DEC 16, 2016 – TRUMP HAS SAID HE WOULD MAKE TERM LIMITS FOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS A TOP PRIORITY DURING HIS FIRST 100 DAYS IN OFFICE.

    TERM LIMITS, SEE HOW THAT WOULD LOOK IN WASHINGTON DC?.

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    PELOSI HAS BEEN IN OFFICE SINCE 1987, THIRTY YEARS, THROUGH THE PRESIDENCIES OF BOTH PRESIDENT GEORGE H.W. BUSH AND PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH.

    SHE IS JUST ONE EXAMPLE OF THE AGED DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP, ALL OF WHOM SEEM TO HAVE BEEN AROUND SINCE THE TIME OF THE FLOOD.

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    1987-2017 NANCY PATRICIA D’ALESANDRO PELOSI (D) is an American POLITICIAN who is the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, representing California’s 12th congressional district.

    Born: March 26, 1940 (age 76 years), Baltimore, MD

    Office: United States Representative since 2013

    Previous offices: Representative, CA 8th District (1993–2013), Representative, CA 5th District (1987–1993)

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    1991-2017 REP MAXINE MOORE WATERS (D)  is the U.S. Representative for California’s 43rd congressional district, and previously the 35th and 29th districts, serving since 1991. Born: August 15, 1938 (age 78 years), St. Louis, MO

    Office: United States Representative since 2013

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     1993-2017 CHARLES ELLIS “CHUCK” SCHUMER(D)

    an American POLITICIAN, the senior United States senator from New York. First elected in 1998,

    Born: November 23, 1950 (age 66 years), Brooklyn, New York City, NY

    Office: Senator (DNY) since 2017

    Previous offices: Representative, NY 9th District (1993-1999), More

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    1996-2017 ELIJAH EUGENE CUMMINGS (D)

    U.S. Representative for Maryland’s 7th congressional district, serving since 1996. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

    Born: January 18, 1951 (age 66 years), Baltimore, MD

    Office: Representative (DMD 7th District) since 1996

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    E’HAW ONE DOWN…

    1987-2017 HARRY MASON REID (D) FORMER UNITED STATES SENATOR

    was an American POLITICIAN who served as the senior United States Senator from Nevada, from 1987 to 2017. Born: December 2, 1939 (age 77 years), Searchlight, NV

    Previous offices: Senator, NV (1987–2017), More

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    DONALD J. TRUMP ASKED AMERICAN VOTERS IF NEW LEADERSHIP WAS NEEDED

    TERM LIMITS, SEE HOW THAT WOULD LOOK IN WASHINGTON STATE?

    CAREER, ESTABLISHMENT, DEMOCRAT  POLITICIANS

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    1993-2017 JAY ROBERT INSLEE (D) GOVERNOR OF WASHINGTON STATE

    Jay Robert Inslee is an American POLITICIAN,  who has served as the 23rd Governor of Washington since January 2013.

    Born: February 9, 1951 (age 65 years), Seattle, WA

    Office: Governor of Washington since 2013

    Previous offices: Representative, WA 1st District (1999-2012), Representative, WA 4th District (1993-1995)

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    1992-2017 SENATOR PATRICIA LYNN “PATTY” MURRAY (D)

    is the senior United States Senator from the State of Washington Murray was first elected to the Senate in 1992, becoming Washington’s first female senator.

    Born: October 11, 1950 (age 66 years), Bothell, WA

    Office: Senate Assistant Democratic Leader since 2017

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    2001-2017 SENATOR MARIA ELAINE CANTWELL (D)

    is the junior United States Senator from Washington, serving since 2001. A member of the Democratic Party, she previously served in the Washington House of Representatives from

    Born: October 13, 1958 (age 58 years), Indianapolis, IN

    Office: Senator (DWA) since 2001

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    2007-2017 KEVIN VAN DE WEGE (D) FROM A DEMOCRAT MEMBER OF THE HOUSE TO A DEMOCRAT  SENATOR from 2007 to 2017.

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    IN 2011 STEVE THARINGER (D) WAS THE ELECTED DEMOCRAT WITH TWO HATS, SERVING AS  CLALLAM COUNTY COMMISSIONER AND AT THE SAME TIME HE WAS DOUBLING DOWN ON HIS AGENDA REPRESENTING WASHINGTON STATE IN OLYMPIA. AS ENDORSED BY THE….. Steve Tharinger | Sierra Club

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    TO MY WASHINGTON STATE  UNRESPONSIVE DEMOCRAT FEDERAL, STATE AND COUNTY REPRESENTATIVES

    I thank you, during the first 69 years of my life, I had never called an elected official, your lack of response from Jan 27, 2011 to the fear of 300 American citizens has been my patriotic inspiration from Jan 27, 2011 to Feb 8, 2017

    April 27, 2011 my comment  Clallam County Commissioners meeting,

     “WHEN CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ARE AFRAID OF WHAT THEIR GOVERNMENT IS GOING TO DO TO THEM, THAT IS UNACCEPTABLE TO ME.” (quoted in the PDN)

    DONALD J. TRUMP ASKED AMERICAN VOTERS IF NEW LEADERSHIP WAS NEEDED

    TRUMP WAS ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES ON NOV 8, 2016, AND BY POPULAR VOTE IN CLALLAM COUNTY WA

    Feb 8, 2017  Fox News 10:42 AM  SOME IDIOT REALLY SAID, “WE SHOULD NOT BE PLAYING TO AMERICAN FEARS”?

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    WHAT EVER IT TAKES…

    PRESIDENT TRUMP  AND VICE PRESIDENT PENCE SHALL MAKE AMERICA’S HOMELAND SAFE AGAIN.


  • EPA Grants and Contracts

    TRUMP FREEZES EPA Grants and Contracts

    Trump moved to block implementation of at least 30 environmental rules finalized in the closing months of President Barack Obama’s term.

    Trump freezes EPA Grants and Contracts.

    THE EPA’S FY 2016 BUDGET REQUEST OF $8,600,000.00 BILLION, IN ADDITION $5,000,000.00 MILLION IN STATE GRANT FUNDING IS PROVIDED IN THE WETLANDS

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    THE EPA’S ACTIVE CONTRACTS LIST 10/26/2016
    DATA PROVIDED BY US EPA OFFICE OF ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT

    NUMBER OF CONTRACTS: 629

    TOTAL CONTRACT OBLIGATION: $6,398,369,335.21

    ACTIVE CONTRACTS BY CONTRACT NUMBER AS OF 10/26/2016

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    Here how the EPA grants worked with and through the DOE at a state level.
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    The EPA granted to WA State DOE $100,000.00 for the Shoreline Management Update  (SMP) in a pass through grant)
    EVERY SMP UPDATE IN EVERY COUNTY, IN THE USA WAS GRANTED $$$$ ( AS A PASS THROUGH GRANT)   BY THE EPA, TO  EVERY STATE DOE, TO BE GRANTED TO EVERY COUNTY.
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    Fiscal Year 2016 – US EPA

    https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/…/epa_fy_2016_congressional_justification.pdf

    The agency’s FY 2016 budget request of $8.6 billion enables us to ..Many communities are facing multiple pollution problems and are looking for integrated or holistic …. In addition, $5 million in state grant funding is provided in the wetlands.

    EPA Active Contracts Listing | Contracting with EPA | US EPA

    https://www.epa.gov/contracts/epa-active-contractslisting

    Oct 31, 2016 – Listed below, you will find the EPA Active Contracts Listing, which lists of all currently active EPA Contracts. The listing is available by Contract …


  • Obama’s Obsessive Presidential Actions 2017

    IN ADDITION TO THE REST OF OBAMA’S POLITICAL SHENANIGANS 2009-2016

    OBAMA CONTINUES HIS “I’VE GOT A PEN AND I’VE GOT A PHONE” TO RULE IN 2017

    FRIDAY, JAN 13, 2017  

    Presidential Proclamation — Religious Freedom Day, 2017 …

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/…/2017/…/13/presidentialproclamationreligiousfreedo

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    INDEED, SINCE 2009 OBAMA HAS TAKEN MANY PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS WITH HIS PEN

    Obama’s Obsessive use of  Presidential Actions 2009-2017?

    1190 PRESIDENTIAL PROCLAMATIONS.

    280 EXECUTIVE ORDERS

    640 RESIDENTIAL MEMORANDUMS

    MANY OF THESE “OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE  PRESIDENTIAL  ACTIONS” WERE  TAKEN AFTER TRUMP WAS ELECTED PRESIDENT ON NOV 8, 2016.

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    The election of Trump has certainly caused a lot of ANXIETY

    OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER (OCD) is an ANXIETY DISORDER in which people have unwanted and repeated thoughts, feelings, ideas, sensations (obsessions), or behaviors THAT MAKE THEM FEEL DRIVEN TO DO SOMETHING (COMPULSIONS).Often the person carries out the behaviors to get rid of the obsessive thoughts, but this only ..

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    The election of Trump certainly made a lot of democrats SAD

    SEPARATION ANXIETY DISORDER (SAD), is a psychological condition in which an individual experiences EXCESSIVE ANXIETY regarding separation from home or from people to whom the individual has a strong emotional attachment

    DONALD J. TRUMP WAS ELECTED PRESIDENT NOV 8, 2016

    DENIAL IS UNDERSTOOD AS A DEFENSE AGAINST THAT BRUTAL REALITY

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    Grief Healing: Tips for Coping with Disbelief and Denial in Grief

    www.griefhealingblog.com/2013/06/tips-for-coping-with-disbelief-and.html

    DENIAL IS UNDERSTOOD AS A DEFENSE AGAINST THAT BRUTAL REALITY. It blunts the impact of the loss, offers you a temporary respite and allows you to process those …

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    Democratic Rep. Lewis: Trump not a ‘legitimate president’ | Fox News

    www.foxnews.com/politics/…/democratic-rep-lewistrump-not-legitimate-president.html

    10 hours ago – Democratic Rep. John Lewis said in an upcoming interview that he’s does not consider Donald Trump a legitimate president, and blamed the …

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    President-elect Donald Trump calls Rep. John Lewis ‘sad!’ – NY Daily …

    www.nydailynews.com/…/president-elect-donald-trump-calls-rep-john-lewis-sad-article-…

    5 hours ago – John Lewis says Donald Trump is not a legitimate President. “I don’t see … John Lewis denied chance to speak at Occupy Atlanta. Several of …

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    I AGREE WITH TRUMP  REP. JOHN LEWIS IS SAD

    SEPARATION ANXIETY DISORDER (SAD), is a psychological condition in which an individual experiences EXCESSIVE ANXIETY regarding separation from home or from people to whom the individual has a strong emotional attachment

    TOO BAD SO SAD… AT THE END OF THE DAY, TRUMP WON.

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    Elections have consequences – Amen! – OneNewsNow.com

    https://www.onenewsnow.com/perspectives/…/electionshaveconsequences-amen

    NOV 10, 2016 – In January of 2009, Barack Obama – the soon-to-be former president – famously boasted: “Elections have consequences – and at the end of …

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    IT TAKES CONSIDERABLE KNOWLEDGE JUST TO REALIZE THE EXTENT OF YOUR OWN IGNORANCE. Thomas Sowell Quote.

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    WOW MORE KNOWLEDGE…..

    Barack Obama in 2010 to the Republican congressional leadership -specifically Eric Cantor the House Republican Whip over enacting Obamacare AKA the Affordable Care Act.

    OBAMA QUOTE October 25, 2010

    House Republican Whip Eric Cantor gave President Obama a list of modest proposals for the bill. OBAMA SAID he would consider the GOP ideas, but told the assembled Republicans that “ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES” AND “I WON.”

    WHO KNEW “THE ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES” REMARK WAS ABOUT OBAMACARE AKA THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT?

    I WAS IGNORANT OF THAT FACT

    I HAVE YET TO REALIZE THE EXTENT OF “MY” OWN IGNORANCE.

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    IT TAKES CONSIDERABLE KNOWLEDGE JUST TO REALIZE THE EXTENT OF YOUR OWN IGNORANCE. Thomas Sowell Quote.

    How much knowledge do you have about OBAMA’S PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS?

    WHAT IS THE EXTENT OF YOUR OWN IGNORANCE?

     Behind My Back | Obama’s 10,000 Executive Commandments?

    www.behindmyback.org/2016/12/10/5923/

    Dec 10, 2016 – https://cei.org/10KC/Chapter-3. May 3, 2016 – [51] Executive … [61] In all, four of Obama’s executive orders directly address … Read Chapter 2 …

     Presidential Actions

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    NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, BY VIRTUE OF THE AUTHORITY VESTED IN ME BY THE CONSTITUTION AND THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES, DO HEREBY PROCLAIM,  EXECUTE, MEMORANDA

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    Obama’s Obsessive use of  Presidential Proclamations 2017?

    Proclamation on January 13, 2017

    Presidential Proclamation — Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Holiday, 2017

    Proclamation on January 12, 2017

    Presidential Proclamation — Boundary Enlargement of the California Coastal National Monument

    Proclamation on January 12, 2017

    Presidential Proclamations — Establishment of the Reconstruction Era National Monument

    Proclamation on January 12, 2017

    Presidential Proclamations — Establishment of the Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument

    Proclamation on December 28, 2016

    Presidential Proclamation — National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, 2017

    Proclamation on December 28, 2016

    Presidential Proclamation — National Mentoring Month, 2017

    Proclamation on December 28, 2016

    Presidential Proclamation — Establishment of the Gold Butte National Monument

    Proclamation on December 28, 2016

    Presidential Proclamation — Establishment of the Bears Ears National Monument

    Proclamation on December 16, 2016

    Presidential Proclamation — Wright Brothers Day, 2016

    Proclamation on December 16, 2016

    Presidential Proclamation — Returning the Flag of the United States to Full-Staff

    Proclamation on December 15, 2016

    Presidential Proclamation — To Implement the Nepal Preference Program and for Other Purposes

    Proclamation on December 14, 2016

    Presidential Proclamation — Bill of Rights Day, 2016

    Proclamation on December 09, 2016

    Presidential Proclamation — Human Rights Day and Human Rights Week, 2016

    Proclamation on December 09, 2016

    Presidential Proclamation — Death of John Glenn

    I HAVE YET TO REALIZE THE EXTENT OF “MY” OWN IGNORANCE.

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     Obama’s Obsessive use of  EXECUTIVE ORDERS  in  2017?

    Executive Order on January 13, 2017

    Executive Order — Providing an Order of Succession Within the Department of Justice

    Executive Order on January 13, 2017

    Executive Order — Providing an Order of Succession Within the Environmental Protection Agency

    Executive Order on January 13, 2017

    Executive Order — Recognizing Positive Actions by the Government of Sudan and Providing for the Revocation of Certain Sudan-Related Sanctions

    Executive Order on January 12, 2017

    Executive Order — Exclusions from the Federal Labor-Management Relations Program

    Executive Order on January 12, 2017

    Executive Order — Designating the World Organisation for Animal Health as a Public International Organization Entitled to Enjoy Certain Privileges, Exemptions, and Immunities

    Executive Order on January 12, 2017

    Executive Order — Amending Executive Order 11016 to Update Eligibility Criteria for Award of the Purple Heart

    Executive Order on December 29, 2016

    Annex to Executive Order — Taking Additional Steps to Address the National Emergency with Respect to Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities

    Executive Order on December 29, 2016

    Executive Order — Taking Additional Steps to Address the National Emergency with Respect to Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities

    Executive Order on December 27, 2016

    Executive Order — Adjustments of Certain Rates of Pay

    Executive Order on December 23, 2016

    Executive Order — Providing an Order of Succession Within the Department of Labor

    Executive Order on December 09, 2016

    Executive Order — Amending the Order of Succession in the Department of Homeland Security

    Executive Order on December 09, 2016

    Executive Order — Northern Bering Sea Climate Resilience

    Executive Order on December 08, 2016

    Executive Order — Relating to the Implementation of the Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

    Executive Order on December 05, 2016

    Executive Order — Safeguarding the Nation from the Impacts of Invasive Species

    Executive Order on December 02, 2016

    Presidential Order — Regarding the Proposed Acquisition of a Controlling Interest in Aixtron SE by Grand Chip Investment GMBH

    Executive Order on November 29, 2016

    Executive Order — Providing for the Appointment in the Competitive Service of Certain Employees of the Foreign Service

    Executive Order on November 29, 2016

    Executive Order — Providing for the Appointment of Alumni of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program, and the Critical Language Scholarship Program to the Competitive Service

    Executive Order on November 16, 2016

    Executive Order — Establishing a Community Solutions Council

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    Behind My Back | Obama’s Executive Orders 1/21/09-12/9/16

    www.behindmyback.org/2016/12/09/obamasexecutiveorders12109-12916/

     The bottom line

    IT TAKES CONSIDERABLE KNOWLEDGE JUST TO REALIZE THE EXTENT OF YOUR OWN IGNORANCE. Thomas Sowell Quote.

    Executive Orders Matter

    I DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU…..

    BUT, I HAVE YET TO REALIZE THE EXTENT OF “MY” OWN IGNORANCE.


  • FEMA-NFIP $20 Billion Dollar Obama Mess

    NFIP IS SCHEDULED FOR CONGRESSIONAL REAUTHORIZATION IN 2017

    The US National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) IS NOW $20 BILLION DOLLARS IN DEBT.

    ANOTHER OBAMA ADMINISTRATION $20 BILLION DOLLAR FINANCIAL DISASTER FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP AND CONGRESS TO CLEAN UP.

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    The bottom line

    California has unparalleled expertise and a culture of “PROGRESSIVE” solutions for managing its flood risk;

     California also has unique needs and intense pressures looking forward.

    ALL THINGS CONSIDERED, CALIFORNIANS  MIGHT WANT TO TAKE A CAREFUL LOOK AT THEIR “PROGRESSIVE” PLACE IN THE FOOD CHAIN UNDER THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION AND REPUBLICAN CONGRESS.

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    California, Flood Risk, and the National Flood Insurance Program …

    https://californiawaterblog.com/…/californiaflood-risk-and-the-national-floodinsura

    DEC 14, 2016 – The US National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is an imperfect framework … Since 1994, NFIP damage payouts in California have totaled just 14% of … annual policies since 1994, and records of properties with multiple payouts … Statewide, roughly 7 million people and $580 billion in buildings, public …

    The US National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) IS NOW $20 BILLION DOLLARS IN DEBT. The last time I researched NFIP  circa 2012, it was $18 BILLION DOLLARS UNDERWATER.

    NFIP IS SCHEDULED FOR CONGRESSIONAL REAUTHORIZATION IN 2017

    ANOTHER OBAMA ADMINISTRATION MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR DISASTER FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP AND CONGRESS TO CLEAN UP.

    AND WITH A CHALLENGING CONGRESSIONAL REAUTHORIZATION DISCUSSION LOOMING IN 2017 – WE RECOMMEND A CAREFUL LOOK AT CALIFORNIA’S PLACE IN THE NFIP.  IN PARTICULAR, CALIFORNIA SHOULD NOW EXPLORE A STATE FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM, WITH SAVINGS INVESTED IN LONG-TERM RISK REDUCTION.

    NFIP IS SCHEDULED FOR CONGRESSIONAL REAUTHORIZATION IN 2017, and this debate promises to be lively.  The Natural Hazards Research and Mitigation Group at UC Davis has been analyzing NFIP DATABASES, EXAMINING PATTERNS OVER THE HISTORY OF THE PROGRAM AND FOCUSING ON FLOOD LOSSES AND FLOOD INSURANCE, PARTICULARLY IN CALIFORNIA. (the sanctuary state?)

    California’s Flood Future – California Department of Water Resources

    www.water.ca.gov › Flood Topics › FloodSAFE California › Newsletters

    As part of the public comment period for California’s Flood Future, DWR and USACE … In addition to tragic loss of life, flooding in California can have a serious …

    Key findings from California’s Flood Future include:

    • CALIFORNIA IS AT CATASTROPHIC RISK FOR DEVASTATING FLOODS.California’s diverse geography contributes to the state’s significant flood risk. In many regions, peak flows — the largest volume of water flowing per second through a water system — occur in a very short time frame, which spells disaster.
    • Flooding is a statewide problem. Every California county has experienced a federally declared flood disaster in the past 20 years. Counties with relatively low risk for a major flood event would be impacted by the results of a catastrophic flood elsewhere in the state, when employment centers, transportation facilities, utilities and the economy are affected.
    • THE IMPACTS OF A MAJOR FLOOD WOULD BE DEVASTATING TO CALIFORNIA AND TO THE NATION.In addition to tragic loss of life, flooding in California can have a serious impact on its economy and environmental resources. A major flood in California, which has one of the world’s largest economies, will have an unprecedented impact on the national economy as well. With many more people and structures per square mile in California’s urban areas, the state would likely see much higher recovery costs from a major flood than the $110 billion that has been spent on recovery from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita or the $60 billion that has been appropriated for recovery from Superstorm Sandy.
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    California, Flood Risk, and the National Flood Insurance Program …

    https://californiawaterblog.com/…/californiaflood-risk-and-the-national-floodinsura

    DEC 14, 2016 – The US National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is an imperfect framework … Since 1994, NFIP damage payouts in California have totaled just 14% of … annual policies since 1994, and records of properties with multiple payouts … Statewide, roughly 7 million people and $580 billion in buildings, public …

    by Nicholas Pinter, Rui Hui, and Kathy Schaefer

    ACROSS THE US AND WORLDWIDE, FLOODING IS THE DEADLIEST AND MOST COSTLY NATURAL DISASTER.

    The US National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is an imperfect framework for reducing flood losses, but currently the best we’ve got

    NFIP IS SCHEDULED FOR CONGRESSIONAL REAUTHORIZATION IN 2017, and this debate promises to be lively. 

    The Natural Hazards Research and Mitigation Group at UC Davis has been analyzing NFIP DATABASES, EXAMINING PATTERNS OVER THE HISTORY OF THE PROGRAM AND FOCUSING ON FLOOD LOSSES AND FLOOD INSURANCE, PARTICULARLY IN CALIFORNIA.

    Over the history of NFIP, California is one of a few states that has – through dry years and wet – received only a small fraction of payments from NFIP compared to the premiums it has paid in.  Since 1994, NFIP damage payouts in California have totaled just 14% of premiums collected (compared to 560% for the biggest recipient state, Mississippi).  For California, this imbalance exceeds $3 billion (2015 dollars) over 21 years, funds that could have been invested in risk-reduction, floodplain management, and reduced premiums.

    California has unparalleled expertise and a culture of progressive solutions for managing its flood risk; the state also has unique needs and intense pressures looking forward.

    WITH THE US NFIP FACING AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE – >$20 BILLION IN DEBT,

    AND WITH A CHALLENGING CONGRESSIONAL REAUTHORIZATION DISCUSSION LOOMING IN 2017 –we recommend a careful look at California’s place in the NFIP.

    In particular, CALIFORNIA SHOULD NOW EXPLORE A STATE FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM, WITH SAVINGS INVESTED IN LONG-TERM RISK REDUCTION.  Properly implemented, a state-based insurance program and proactive flood mitigation strategies could synergistically benefit the environment, agriculture, recreation, and water resources. 

    THIS APPROACH HAS MAJOR CHALLENGES, WITH IMPLICATIONS BOTH FOR CALIFORNIA AND NATIONWIDE THAT SHOULD BE EXPLORED.

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    LOOKS LIKE CALIFORNIA WILL NEED SOME FEDERAL ASSISTANCE?

    PHOTOS: Major January storm sweeps across Bay Area | abc7news …

    abc7news.com/weather/photosmajorjanuarystormsweepsacrossbayarea/1692140/
    3 days ago – A major storm soaked the Bay Area in January giving us major rain totals and some damage from wind and flooding along the way. Share your …
    Flooding in Sonoma County causes citizens to band together.
    PHOTOS: Major January storm sweeps across Bay Area

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    California storm floods: Mapping the impact across Northern California

    sf.curbed.com/maps/californiafloods-storm-damage-map

    2 days ago – The back-to-back storms that pummeled California since last weekend … has brought MAJOR FLOODING AND DAMAGE TO PARTS OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA.

    CALIFORNIA IS AT CATASTROPHIC RISK FOR DEVASTATING FLOODS.

    PRESIDENT TRUMP CONGRESSIONAL REAUTHORIZATION OF THE The US National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) FUNDING LOOMING IN 2017

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    The bottom line

    California has unparalleled expertise and a culture of “PROGRESSIVE” solutions for managing its flood risk;

     California also has unique needs and intense pressures looking forward.

    ALL THINGS CONSIDERED, CALIFORNIANS  MIGHT WANT TO TAKE A CAREFUL LOOK AT THEIR “PROGRESSIVE” PLACE IN THE FOOD CHAIN UNDER THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION AND REPUBLICAN CONGRESS.

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    California is a state with many sanctuary cities and basically the entire …

    sanctuarycities.info/sanctuary_state_california.htm

    CALIFORNIA HAS A HUGE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT POPULATION

    and their presence is both condoned but also encouraged by many. Their labor is used by landscapers, …

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    ‘Sanctuary California’ Faces Bankruptcy if Trump Withholds Funds

    www.breitbart.com/california/…/sanctuarycalifornia-faces-immigration-defunding-ba…

    Nov 26, 2016 – Although Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti warned President-elect Trump that defunding Sanctuary Cities would cause “social, economic and …


  • How many People In Calif. have flood ins.?

    I watch the news, there is a woman being rescued from the 2016-2017 flooding, she’s sitting in a rowboat crying “I LOST EVERYTHING”

    MAJOR STORMS 2016-2017 IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AND NEVADA HAS CAUSED THE WORST FLOODING IN A DECADE.

    How much does it cost a homeowner to replace everything?

    FEMA REPORTS THAT AS LITTLE AS 2 INCHES OF FLOODWATER IN A 1,000 SQUARE FOOT HOME CAN CAUSE AS MUCH AS $10,000 IN DAMAGE.

    I research online, document and post on this website

    How many people have flood Insurance in California and Nevada?

    California, Flood Risk, and the National Flood Insurance Program …

    https://californiawaterblog.com/…/californiaflood-risk-and-the-national-floodinsura

    DEC 14, 2016 – The US National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is an imperfect framework … Since 1994, NFIP damage payouts in California have totaled just 14% of … annual policies since 1994, and records of properties with multiple payouts … Statewide, roughly 7 million people and $580 billion in buildings, public …

    The US National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) IS NOW $20 BILLION DOLLARS IN DEBT. The last time I researched NFIP  circa 2012, it was $18 BILLION DOLLARS UNDERWATER.

    NFIP IS SCHEDULED FOR CONGRESSIONAL REAUTHORIZATION IN 2017

    ANOTHER OBAMA ADMINISTRATION MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR DISASTER FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP AND CONGRESS TO CLEAN UP.

    AND WITH A CHALLENGING CONGRESSIONAL REAUTHORIZATION DISCUSSION LOOMING IN 2017 – WE RECOMMEND A CAREFUL LOOK AT CALIFORNIA’S PLACE IN THE NFIP.  IN PARTICULAR, CALIFORNIA SHOULD NOW EXPLORE A STATE FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM, WITH SAVINGS INVESTED IN LONG-TERM RISK REDUCTION.

    NFIP IS SCHEDULED FOR CONGRESSIONAL REAUTHORIZATION IN 2017, and this debate promises to be lively.  The Natural Hazards Research and Mitigation Group at UC Davis has been analyzing NFIP DATABASES, EXAMINING PATTERNS OVER THE HISTORY OF THE PROGRAM AND FOCUSING ON FLOOD LOSSES AND FLOOD INSURANCE, PARTICULARLY IN CALIFORNIA. (the sanctuary state?)

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    CALIFORNIA FROM ONE EXTREME TO THE OTHER

    Water Conditions: Declaration – California Department of Water …

    www.water.ca.gov/waterconditions/declaration.cfm

    California’s ongoing response to its five-year drought has been guided by a series of … PROCLAMATION OF A CONTINUED STATE OF EMERGENCY, April 25, 2014:

    Executive Order B-36-15, November 13, 2015:
    This executive order called for additional actions to build on the State’s ongoing response to record dry conditions and assist recovery efforts FROM 2015’S DEVASTATING WILDFIRES.

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    Emergency crews rush to rescue people stranded in Nev., Calif. flooding

    www.cbsnews.com/…/floodingcalifornia-nevada-emergency-crews-rush-to-rescue-pe…

    3 days ago – … NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AND NEVADA HAS CAUSED THE WORST FLOODING IN A DECADE. … to stay home Monday after he declared a state of emergency.

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    States of Emergency Declared for Several Areas in Northern Nevad …

    www.ktvn.com/story/…/local-leaders-discuss-preparations-for-potential-flooding4

    6 days ago – Governor Sandoval has declared a state of emergency due to the severe … Please check http://www.nevadafloods.org for more flood safety …

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    HOW MANY PEOPLE IN NEVADA HAVE FLOOD INSURANCE?

    NEVADA IS THE DRIEST STATE IN THE NATION.

    2012 Nevada Flood Insurance Facts as Reported by FEMA

    • There are currently about 14,300 flood insurance policies in effect in this state.
    • Less than 2% of Nevada residents have flood insurance.
    • NV residents filed only nine flood insurance claims in 2012.
    • These claims resulted in $51,651 in compensation paid to policyholders.
    • That equates to an average of about $5,739 per claim.

     Find Flood Insurance Savings in Nevada | Trusted Choice

    https://www.trustedchoice.com/l/nevada/floodinsurance/

    LESS THAN 2% OF NEVADA RESIDENTS HAVE FLOOD INSURANCE. … BECAUSE NEVADA IS A VERY DRY STATE, many people assume it has no risk of floods. However, floods …

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    El Dorado County declares state of emergency due to weather

    www.abc10.com/news/local/el-dorado-county…state-of-emergency…/384925053

    2 days ago – A local state of emergency has been declared by El Dorado County(California) Tuesday evening due to … Kyburz Drive – Closed road with debris blocking the culvert and creating flooding

    Major storm hits California and Nevada, significant flooding expected

    https://watchers.news/2017/01/09/storm-floodcalifornia-nevada-january2017/

    MAJOR STORM HITS CALIFORNIA AND NEVADA, significant flooding expected. Posted by TW on JANUARY 09, 2017 in categories Featured articles, Floods, Landslide, Severe …. 72 hours of rainfall accumulation ending 12:00 UTC on JANUARY 9, 2017.

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    History matters.

    UPDATED: JANUARY 7, 2017

    With one of the biggest storms in years set to hit Northern California this weekend, we headed to The Chronicle’s archive to find photos and stories from the infamous New Year’s storm of 1997 that walloped the region 20 years ago.

    The flooding’s toll came to eight dead, $1.8 billion in economic losses, 23,000 homes destroyed, and 2,000 businesses damaged or decimated. FORTY-EIGHT COUNTIES WERE DECLARED DISASTER AREAS, INCLUDING ALL 46 IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA.

    Stunning photos from Northern California’s great flood of 1997 – San …

    www.sfchronicle.com/…/Stunning-photos-from-Northern-California-s-10840843.php

    Stunning photos from NORTHERN CALIFORNIA’S GREAT FLOOD OF 1997. By Bill Van Niekerken. January 7, 2017 UPDATED: JANUARY 7, 2017 7:00am. Home owners on their …

    More than 100,000 Central Valley residents fled towns and farms, bracing for a wall of runoff flowing down from the Sierra. The National Weather Service ranks this as one of the five most disastrous weather events to hit California in the 1900s.

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    I research online and document

    History matters.

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    DEC 14, 2016

    CALIFORNIA SHOULD NOW EXPLORE A STATE FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM, WITH SAVINGS INVESTED IN LONG-TERM RISK REDUCTION

    “THERE ARE TWO KINDS OF LEVEES … “THOSE THAT HAVE FAILED AND THOSE THAT WILL FAIL”

    Which begs the question….

    HOW MANY DAMS HAVE BEEN REMOVED IN CALIFORNIA?

    NATIONWIDE, MORE THAN 1,300 DAMS HAVE BEEN REMOVED AS OF 2015.

    MOST OF THOSE DAMS (NEARLY 850) WERE REMOVED IN THE PAST 20 YEARS

     JUST SAYING AND ASKING?

    WHERE IS THE EXTENSIVE LIST OF THE DEVASTATION FOR FLOODING AND DROUGHT TO PUBLIC, PERSONAL AND PROPERTY AND LOSS OF HUMAN LIFE CAUSED BY THE REMOVAL OF THOSE DAMS?

    THIS APPROACH HAS MAJOR CHALLENGES, WITH IMPLICATIONS BOTH FOR CALIFORNIA AND NATIONWIDE THAT SHOULD BE EXPLORED.

    A full list of dams removed from 1999 to 2015 can be found here.

    AMERICAN RIVERS IS THE ONLY ORGANIZATION MAINTAINING A RECORD OF DAM REMOVALS IN THE UNITED STATES.

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    Klamath River Dam Removal: A Glimpse into the Future – OARS

    https://www.oars.com/blog/klamathriverdamremoval/

    The Klamath River dam removal project is poised to be the largest in history. Here’s what that means for the future of the river

    THE FUTURE OF PEOPLE AMERICAN CITIZENS BE  DAMNED…

    JUST RIP DOWN FOUR MORE DAMS ON THE KALMATH RIVER

    This Will Be the Biggest Dam-Removal Project in History

    news.nationalgeographic.com/…/160411-klamath-glen-canyon-damremoval-video-a…

    APR 11, 2016 – Federal officials, the states of Oregon and California, and the utility PacifiCorp

    NATIONWIDE, MORE THAN 1,300 DAMS HAVE BEEN REMOVED AS OF 2015. … “Many people have benefited from the development and changes at the …

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    AND MANY PEOPLE HAVE NOT. period

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

    Battered by Dam Removal – Elwha Bridge

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

    Battered by Dam Removal Elwha Bridge Destroyed

    A DAM TRAGEDY THE ELWHA RIVER BRIDGE

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    THE FUTURE OF TAXPAYING HOME OWNING AMERICAN CITIZENS?

    THE FUTURE OF PEOPLE AMERICAN CITIZENS BE  DAMNED…

    JUST RIP DOWN FOUR MORE DAMS ON THE KALMATH RIVER

    California’s Flood Future – California Department of Water Resources

    www.water.ca.gov › Flood Topics › FloodSAFE California › Newsletters

    As part of the public comment period for California’s Flood Future, DWR and USACE … In addition to tragic loss of life, flooding in California can have a serious …

    Key findings from California’s Flood Future include:

    • CALIFORNIA IS AT CATASTROPHIC RISK FOR DEVASTATING FLOODS.California’s diverse geography contributes to the state’s significant flood risk. In many regions, peak flows — the largest volume of water flowing per second through a water system — occur in a very short time frame, which spells disaster.
    • Flooding is a statewide problem. Every California county has experienced a federally declared flood disaster in the past 20 years. Counties with relatively low risk for a major flood event would be impacted by the results of a catastrophic flood elsewhere in the state, when employment centers, transportation facilities, utilities and the economy are affected.
    • THE IMPACTS OF A MAJOR FLOOD WOULD BE DEVASTATING TO CALIFORNIA AND TO THE NATION.In addition to tragic loss of life, flooding in California can have a serious impact on its economy and environmental resources. A major flood in California, which has one of the world’s largest economies, will have an unprecedented impact on the national economy as well. With many more people and structures per square mile in California’s urban areas, the state would likely see much higher recovery costs from a major flood than the $110 billion that has been spent on recovery from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita or the $60 billion that has been appropriated for recovery from Superstorm Sandy.

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    Full unedited text

    California, Flood Risk, and the National Flood Insurance Program …

    https://californiawaterblog.com/…/californiaflood-risk-and-the-national-floodinsura

    DEC 14, 2016 – The US National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is an imperfect framework … Since 1994, NFIP damage payouts in California have totaled just 14% of … annual policies since 1994, and records of properties with multiple payouts … Statewide, roughly 7 million people and $580 billion in buildings, public …

    by Nicholas Pinter, Rui Hui, and Kathy Schaefer

    ACROSS THE US AND WORLDWIDE, FLOODING IS THE DEADLIEST AND MOST COSTLY NATURAL DISASTER.  The US National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is an imperfect framework for reducing flood losses, but currently the best we’ve got.  NFIP IS SCHEDULED FOR CONGRESSIONAL REAUTHORIZATION IN 2017, and this debate promises to be lively.  The Natural Hazards Research and Mitigation Group at UC Davis has been analyzing NFIP DATABASES, EXAMINING PATTERNS OVER THE HISTORY OF THE PROGRAM AND FOCUSING ON FLOOD LOSSES AND FLOOD INSURANCE, PARTICULARLY IN CALIFORNIA.

    Over the history of NFIP, California is one of a few states that has – through dry years and wet – received only a small fraction of payments from NFIP compared to the premiums it has paid in.  Since 1994, NFIP damage payouts in California have totaled just 14% of premiums collected (compared to 560% for the biggest recipient state, Mississippi).  For California, this imbalance exceeds $3 billion (2015 dollars) over 21 years, funds that could have been invested in risk-reduction, floodplain management, and reduced premiums.

    California has unparalleled expertise and a culture of progressive solutions for managing its flood risk; the state also has unique needs and intense pressures looking forward.  WITH THE US NFIP FACING AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE – >$20 BILLION IN DEBT, AND WITH A CHALLENGING CONGRESSIONAL REAUTHORIZATION DISCUSSION LOOMING IN 2017 – we recommend a careful look at California’s place in the NFIP.  In particular, CALIFORNIA SHOULD NOW EXPLORE A STATE FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM, WITH SAVINGS INVESTED IN LONG-TERM RISK REDUCTION.  Properly implemented, a state-based insurance program and proactive flood mitigation strategies could synergistically benefit the environment, agriculture, recreation, and water resources.  THIS APPROACH HAS MAJOR CHALLENGES, WITH IMPLICATIONS BOTH FOR CALIFORNIA AND NATIONWIDE THAT SHOULD BE EXPLORED.

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    THE GREAT FLOOD IN CALIFORNIA.; Great Destruction of Property Damage $10,000,000.

    The destruction of property was terrible. The water came so rapidly that most people had not more than an hour’s warning of the danger.

    Men, women, and children had stayed in houses thinking there was no danger; and when the flood rose they could not get away. Some of these houses were carried off, and boats were sent after them to rescue the human freight.

    And now, on the morning of the 9th of November,

    HERE CAME “THE AMERICAN RIVER” WITH A FLOOD THAT COVERED THE WHOLE COUNTRY.

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    HMMM… WHAT’S IN A NAME?

    “AMERICAN RIVERS” IS THE ONLY ORGANIZATION MAINTAINING A RECORD OF DAM REMOVALS IN THE UNITED STATES.

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

    https://www.americanrivers.org/threats-solutions/…damaged-rivers/damremoval-map/

    We have been creating a running inventory of all dam removal projects we can find, and this map is a graphic representation of our long-standing research.

    A full list of dams removed from 1999 to 2015 can be found here.

    “AMERICAN RIVERS” WANT THIS MAP TO BE A GREAT TOOL, SO IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION TO UPDATE ANY PROJECT (OR TO ADD A MISSING PROJECT), let us know.

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    History matters… HISTORY REPEATS ITS SELF

    THE GREAT FLOOD IN CALIFORNIA.; Great Destruction of Property Damage $10,000,000.

    www.nytimes.com/…/the-great-flood-in-california-great-destruction-of-property-dam…

     Published: January 21, 1862

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    NORTHERN CALIFORNIA’S GREAT FLOOD OF 1997

    More than 100,000 Central Valley residents fled towns and farms, bracing for a wall of runoff flowing down from the Sierra. The National Weather Service ranks this as one of the five most disastrous weather events to hit California in the 1900s.

    The flooding’s toll came to eight dead, $1.8 billion in economic losses, 23,000 homes destroyed, and 2,000 businesses damaged or decimated. FORTY-EIGHT COUNTIES WERE DECLARED DISASTER AREAS, INCLUDING ALL 46 IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA.

    UPDATED: JANUARY 7, 2017

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    HISTORY REPEATS ITS SELF 1862 – 1997

     MAJOR STORMS 2016-2017 IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AND NEVADA HAS CAUSED THE WORST FLOODING IN A DECADE.

    Powerhouse storm to blast California, catastrophic floods possible

    www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2017/01/06/california-rain…floods…/96251880/

    6 days ago – Record flooding is possible this weekend across drought-plagued California due to a powerhouse storm that’s forecast to slam into the state. … Much more than usual rain will pelt the state: The amount of rain that’s predicted …

     


  • Obama’s Next Executive Order?

    Chicago Violence: Silent March Memorializes More Than 760 Killed

    After Saturday’s march on New Years Day 2016, the 760  crosses will be placed in a vacant lot on the Chicago’s South Side.

    President and Mrs. Obama, with the eyes of the nation and the world upon the devastation in Chicago, the time has come to stand with courage and certainty to answer the question

    Will Obama’s next Executive Order  be to send in federal dump trucks, pick up the crosses  and destroy them because they might offend someone?

    Must your answer be the same as the mantra of your Presidency—a resounding “YES I CAN!  I’VE GOT A PEN!”

    Image: Residents And Activists Hold Anti-Violence March After Deadly Year In Chicago

    RESIDENTS, ACTIVISTS, AND FRIENDS AND FAMILY MEMBERS OF VICTIMS OF GUN VIOLENCE MARCH DOWN MICHIGAN AVENUE CARRYING NEARLY 800 WOODEN CROSSES BEARING THE NAMES OF PEOPLE MURDERED IN THE CITY IN 2016 ON DECEMBER 31, 2016 IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS. NEARLY 800 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MURDERED IN THE CITY THIS YEAR AND MORE THAN 4000 SHOT AS THE CITY COPES WITH ITS MOST VIOLENT YEAR IN TWO DECADES.

    ON NEW YEARS EVE WHILE THE REST OF THE WORLD WAS MAKING HAPPY there was a short blurb across the bottom of the TV screen on Fox News about your.….

    Silent march through downtown Chicago marks year of violence | The …

    www.spokesman.com/…/2016/dec/31/silent-march-through-downtown-chicago-mark…

    Silent march through downtown Chicago marks year of violence. SATURDAY, DEC. 31, 2016, 3:42 P.M.. ×. – / 2. Show captions. Showing image 1 of 2.

    INDEED, THERE WAS NO BIG TV NEWS STORY ALERT, THERE WERE NO PICTURES FLASHING ACROSS THE TV SCREEN, WHILE IN…

    CHICAGO — Hundreds of people carried crosses Saturday for each person slain in Chicago this year during a quiet march along Michigan Avenue.

    The 3-foot-tall crosses were each engraved with the name of a homicide victim. The silence of the march was punctuated by demonstrators who spoke each name aloud. Authorities say more than 760 people were killed in Chicago in 2016. There were fewer than 500 homicides in the city last year.

    March organizer the Rev. Michael Pfleger said he hopes the visuals of the protest along Chicago’s premiere retail street will inspire people to take action to reduce violence in 2017.

    “This is a Chicago problem,” Pfleger said. “The reason we’re on Michigan Avenue is because this is a Chicago problem. And until everybody in Chicago decides it’s their problem we’re not going to end it.”

    Before the march Kelly Fitzgerald Clark found a cross with the name of her late husband. She cried as her son waded into a sea of crosses and retrieved it.

    “WE THOUGHT NOBODY CARED,” SHE SAID. “I LOST MY HUSBAND IN FEBRUARY. HOMICIDE. WE DIDN’T KNOW IT WAS GOING TO BE LIKE THIS.”

    THE CROSSES WERE MADE BY GREG ZANIS, OF AURORA.

    “I JUST WANT TO TELL EVERYBODY MY HEART’S BROKEN FOR YOU,” ZANIS SAID. “I DON’T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO DO BUT I DID A LITTLE BIT OF WORK FOR YOU GUYS.”

    After Saturday’s march, the crosses will be placed in a vacant lot on the city’s South Side.

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    VIOLENCE IN AMERICA IS A NATIONAL PROBLEM NOT JUST A CHICAGO PROBLEM.

    Chicago is just one example of Obama’s failed government leadership 2009-2016

    THE MOST BASIC DUTY OF GOVERNMENT IS TO DEFEND THE LIVES OF ITS OWN CITIZENS. ANY GOVERNMENT THAT FAILS TO DO SO IS A GOVERNMENT UNWORTHY TO LEAD.

    The chiefly black South Side of Chicago is in a Depression. The problems have persisted for years and have grown worse.

    In 2009 published reports, 508 Chicago children were shot during a 16 month span with 25 killed.

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    VINCENT J. BOVE On Oct. 6, 2009 I addressed the Chicago crisis with registered letters to President Obama, the U.S. Department of Justice, and numerous officials of Chicago and the State of Illinois. OCTOBER 6, 2009 CALLING ON PRESIDENT OBAMA TO COMMIT RESOURCES TO STOP THE VIOLENCE IN CHICAGO

     

    LETTER TO PRESIDENT AND MRS. OBAMA

    October 6, 2009

    President and Mrs. Obama
    The White House
    1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20500

    Dear President and Mrs. Obama,

    Now that lobbying for hosting the 2016 Olympic Games is behind us, a more urgent task is at hand. It is time for an Olympian effort to end the bloodshed plaguing the communities of Chicago.

    I implore you to make the elimination of violence in the windy city a top priority of your administration. If we agree that it would have been a worthwhile investment to prepare the city to host the 2016 Olympics, how much more is the value of human life? We must work to find a way to save lives, reduce hostility, and create a national model for the “audacity of hope” in all our urban areas suffering the scourge of senseless brutality.

    So I propose that the White House declare a Stop the Violence Olympics for Chicago. As immediately as is possible, an organizing effort should be made on the same scale as would have been necessary to prepare the city for the Olympics. Resources from throughout government, private industry, and the local community must be brought together in a collaborative effort that will serve notice that violence will no longer be tolerated.

    In addition, a torch should be lit in the city and remain burning as a reminder and symbol to all that we are serious about bringing change and hope to the affected Chicago communities.

    President and Mrs. Obama, with the eyes of the nation and the world upon the devastation in Chicago, the time has come to stand with courage and certainty to answer the question “Can they stop the violence on the streets of Chicago?”

    The only answer must be the same as the mantra of your Presidency—a resounding “YES WE CAN!”

    Respectfully,

    Vincent J.Bove

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    The problems have persisted for years and have grown worse.

    Third World America 2012: A Country at War with Itself

    More Shooting Deaths in Chicago than in Afghanistan So Far This Year

    On June 25, 2012, the New York Times ran a front page story about the 38% rise in killings in Chicago. Most of the deaths were due to black on black crime. Again, Chicago has a lot of crime, and it is not limited to black communities, but the fact is that crime is concentrated in gang dominated black communities and in non-black communities where non-black gangs have taken hold. Gang warfare has exacerbated the problem:

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    The problems have persisted for years and have grown worse.

    January 2016 published reports, the Chicago Tribune reported that “nearly half of young black men in Chicago are neither in school nor working.”

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    Published January 01, 2017

    Chicago Murders 2016: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know | Heavy.com

    heavy.com/…/chicagomurders2016homicideshootingsmurder-rate-chi-raq-police-…
    Chicago Police Department added a new photo (with red hearts).

    Published 10:24 pm EST, January 1, 2017 Updated 10:53 pm EST, January 1, 2017 1 Comment By Jessica … Altogether, 762 people were murdered in Chicago in 2016, police said. … Created on Chicago Police Department website. … The city recorded 3,550 shooting incidents and 4,331 shooting victims, reported ABC 7.

    The number of murders in Chicago in 2016 was the highest in almost 20 years and more than Los Angeles and New York combined.

    The staggering numbers led a police spokesman to call it an “unacceptable rise in violence.”

    Altogether, 762 people were murdered in Chicago in 2016, police said. The numbers have prompted some to call Chicago “Chi-raq.”

    Police are blaming everything from lax gun laws to anger at police.

    The latter contention is controversial and is sometimes called the “Ferguson effect.” (Sorry Jessica, the link to shrinks Ferguson effect is not a fact)

    How big of a jump was it? In 2015, Chicago saw 480 murders. The 2016 murder numbers represent a 57 percent increase over the previous year, the biggest jump in 60 years.

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    Jan 2, 2017 Facts added for the understanding of a reasonable person

    In August 2016, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner passed a gun control law

    The governor(R) and House Republican Leader Jim Durkin made it clear that the law is aimed at reducing crime in Chicago.

    In August 2016, Durkin said that 425 people have been murdered with guns in Chicago so far this year, and another 2,320 have been wounded.

    By Dec 31, 2016, 762 people were murdered in Chicago,  3,550 shooting incidents and 4,331 shooting victims

    The number of murders in Chicago in 2016 was the highest in almost 20 years and more than Los Angeles and New York combined.

    Jan 2, 2017  Just asking …. HOW’S THIS GUN CONTROL LAW WORKING OUT FOR CHICAGO?

    REMEMBER In 2009 published reports, 508 Chicago children were shot during a 16 month span with 25 killed.

    The problems have persisted for years and have grown worse.

    Just asking? How big of a jump was it from a 16 month span in 2009, when 508 Chicago children were shot with 25 killed.?

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    continued…

    The numbers come after years of violent crime declines in major cities.

    Here’s what you need to know:

    1. Chicago’s Police Superintendent Is Blaming Anti-Police Anger For ‘Emboldening’ Criminals

    2. Chicago Also Recorded Thousands of Non-Fatal Shootings

    3. More Than Two Dozen People Were Shot in the Last Week of December Alone

    4. Police Confiscated More Guns & Made More Gun Arrests in 2016

    5. The Recent Murders Range From Domestic Violence to Attacks on Business Owners

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    Chicago records 762 homicides in 2016, up 57 percent from previous …

    www.foxnews.com/us/2017/…/1-chicagos-bloodiest-years-ends-with-762-homicides.htm…

    22 hours ago – The city of Chicago recorded 762 homicides in 2016 — an average of two … Published January 01, 2017 … The bulk of the deaths and shooting incidents, which jumped from … The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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    Illinois has voted Democratic in the past six presidential elections
    So, It surprised no one that Democrat Barack Obama, who represented Illinois in the U.S. Senate, won Illinois in 2008

    The most unbelievable facts from 2012 to 2016 are…

    Illinois voters re-elected Democrat  Obama in 2012

    And, in the 2016  Illinois  gave their 20 electoral votes  to another Democrat Hillary Clinton.


  • Obama’s 10,000 Executive Commandments?

    Obama’s 10,000 Executive Commandments?

    Presidential Executive Orders and Executive Memoranda

    INTRODUCTION:

    FROM RULE OF LAW TO RULE BY…WHATEVER?

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    IVE GOT A PEN AND I’VE GOT A PHONE.

    AND THAT’S ALL I NEED.

    BARACK OBAMA Jan 14, 2014

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    THE PERTINENT QUESTION AS FAR AS REGULATORY BURDENS ARE CONCERNED IS WHAT THESE EXECUTIVE ORDERS AND MEMORANDA ARE USED FOR AND WHAT THEY DO…….

    Thank God, President Trump, and his  incoming  administration, has promised to restore checks and balances on administrative agencies and appoint federal officials with integrity who will protect the rights of all Americans—not just their preferred special interests.

     WOW.. the more I document and know… The more I must document and post what We the People, American Citizens don’t know……

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    Snippets from TEN THOUSAND COMMANDMENTS 2015  (a 91 page report)

    Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI)

     An Annual Snapshot  of the Federal Regulatory State

    REGULATION: THE HIDDEN TAX

    Federal environmental, safety and health, and economic regulations affect

    the economy by hundreds of billions—perhaps trillions—of dollars annually,

    in addition to the official dollar outlays that dominate the federal policy

    debate.

    THE PRECISE REGULATORY COSTS CAN NEVER BE FULLY KNOWN because, unlike taxes, they are unbudgeted and often indirect. But scattered government and private data exist about the number of regulations issued, their costs and effects, and the agencies that issue them.

    The Weidenbaum Center at Washington University in St. Louis and the

    Regulatory Studies Center at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.,

    JOINTLY ESTIMATE

    THAT AGENCIES SPENT $59.5 BILLION (ON BUDGET) TO ADMINISTER AND POLICE THE REGULATORY ENTERPRISE.

    THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, WHICH WAS FORMERLY RANKED CONSISTENTLY IN THE TOP FIVE, IS NOW SIXTH,  BUT ADDING ITS 186 RULES BRINGS THE TOTAL FROM THE TOP SIX RULE MAKING AGENCIES TO 1,639 RULES, OR 48 PERCENT OF ALL FEDERAL RULES.

    ADDING THE $1.88 TRILLION IN OFF-BUDGET COMPLIANCE COSTS BRINGS THE TOTAL RECKONED REGULATORY ENTERPRISE TO ABOUT $1.94 TRILLION.

    The “Unconstitutionality Index,” the ratio of regulations issued by agencies to laws passed by Congress and signed by the president, was 16 for 2014 and 51 for 2013. The average for the decade has been 26. This disparity highlights the delegation of lawmaking power to unelected agency officials.

    Compiling some of that information can make the federal regulatory enterprise somewhat more comprehensible.

     THAT COMPILATION IS ONE PURPOSE OF TEN THOUSAND COMMANDMENTS

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    Presidential Executive Orders and Executive Memoranda

    Ten Thousand Commandments 2016 (an 89 page report)

    An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State

    Clyde Wayne Crews • May 3, 2016

    In January 2016, the Congressional Budget  Office (CBO) reported outlays for fiscal year (FY) 2015 of $3.687 trillion and projected spending for FY 2016 at $3.919 trillion. Discretionary, entitlement, and interest spending is projected to surpass $4 trillion in 2017 and to top $5 trillion by FY 2022.2High debt and deficits notwithstanding, $5 trillion in annual spending will soon be the new normal.

    Highlights of the 2016 edition include:

    • The federal regulatory cost reached $1.885 trillion in 2015.
    • FEDERAL REGULATION IS A HIDDEN TAX THAT AMOUNTS TO NEARLY $15,000 PER U.S. HOUSEHOLD EACH YEAR.
    • In 2015, 114 laws were enacted by Congress during the calendar year, while 3,410 rules were issued by agencies. Thus, 30 rules were issued for every law enacted last year.
    • Many Americans complain about taxes, but regulatory compliance costs exceed the $1.82 trillion that the IRS is expected to collect in both individual and corporate income taxes from 2015.
    • Some 60 federal departments, agencies, and commissions have 3,297 regulations in development at various stages in the pipeline.
    • The top five federal rulemaking agencies account for 41 percent of all federal regulations. These are the Departments of the Treasury, Commerce, Interior, Health and Human Services, and Transportation.
    • The 2015 Federal Register contains 80,260 pages, the third highest page count in its history. Of the seven all-time-highest Federal Register total page counts, six occurred under President Obama.
    • The George W. Bush administration averaged 62 major regulations annually over eight years, while the Obama administration has averaged 81 major regulations annually over seven years.

    View the fact sheet

    Ten Thousand Commandments 2016 Table of Contents

    Executive Summary
    Introduction
    Chapter 1: The Cost of Regulation and Intervention
    Chapter 2: Thousands of Pages and Rules in the Federal Register
    Chapter 3: Presidential Executive Orders and Executive Memoranda
    Chapter 4: 24,000 Public Notices Annually
    Chapter 5: Analysis of the Regulatory Plan and Unified Agenda of Federal Regulations
    Chapter 6: GAO Database on Regulation
    Chapter 7: Regulation and the EPA
    Chapter 8: Regulation and the FCC
    Chapter 9: Liberate to Stimulate

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    2015  The Ten Thousand Commandments  a 91 page report

    TEN THOUSAND COMMANDMENTS ARCHIVES

    10KC 2015 (full study in PDF)

    10KC 2014 (full study in PDF)

    10KC 2013 (full study in PDF)

    10KC 2012 (full study in PDF)

    10KC 2011 (full study in PDF)

    10KC 2010 (full study in PDF)

    10KC 2009 (full study in PDF)

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    Pardon my redundancy……

    An Annual Snapshot of  the Federal Regulatory State

    2015 Edition by Clyde Wayne Crews Jr.

    REGULATION: THE HIDDEN TAX

    Federal environmental, safety and health, and economic regulations affect

    the economy by hundreds of billions—perhaps trillions—of dollars annually,

    in addition to the official dollar outlays that dominate the federal policy

    debate.

     THE PRECISE REGULATORY COSTS CAN NEVER BE FULLY KNOWN because, unlike taxes, they are unbudgeted and often indirect. But scattered government and private data exist about the number of regulations issued, their costs and effects, and the agencies that issue them.

    Compiling some of that information can make the federal regulatory enterprise somewhat more comprehensible. THAT COMPILATION IS ONE PURPOSE OF TEN THOUSAND COMMANDMENTS, highlights of which follow:

    Based on the best available federal government data, past reports, and contemporary studies, this report highlights estimated regulatory compliance and economic costs of $1.88 trillion annually.

    In 2014, 224 laws were enacted by Congress during the calendar year, whereas 3,554 rules were issued by agencies. Thus, 16 rules were issued for every law enacted last year.

    The “Unconstitutionality Index,” the ratio of regulations issued by agencies to laws passed by Congress and signed by the president, was 16 for 2014 and 51 for 2013. The average for the decade has been 26. This disparity highlights the delegation of lawmaking power to unelected agency officials.

    If one assumed that all costs of federal regulation and intervention flowed all the way down to households, U.S. households would “pay” $14,976 annually on average in regulatory hidden tax. That payment amounts to 23 percent of the average income of $63,784 and 29 percent of the expenditure budget of $51,100. The “tax” exceeds every item in the budget except housing. More is “spent”on embedded regulation than on health care, food, transportation, entertainment, apparel and services, and savings. The estimated cost of regulation exceeds half the level of the federal spending itself, which was $3.5 trillion in 2014.

    Regulatory costs of $1.88 trillion amount to 11 percent of the U.S. GDP, which was estimated at $17.4 trillion in 2014 by the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis.

    When regulatory costs are combined with federal FY 2014 outlays of $3.5 trillion, the federal government’s share of the entire economy now reaches 30.6 percent.

    The costs of the regulatory “hidden tax” surpass federal income tax receipts. Regulatory compliance costs exceed 2014 total individual income tax revenues of $1.386 trillion.

    Regulatory compliance costs vastly exceed the 2014 estimated U.S. corporate income tax revenues of $333 billion and rival corporate pretax profits of $2.235 trillion.

    If it were a country, U.S. regulation would be the world’s tenth-largest economy, ranking behind Russia and ahead of India.

    U.S. regulatory costs exceed each of the GDPs of Australia and Canada, the highest income nations among the countries ranked most free in the annual Index of Economic Freedom and Economic Freedom of the World reports.

     

    The Weidenbaum Center at Washington University in St. Louis and the Regulatory Studies Center at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.,

    JOINTLY ESTIMATE THAT AGENCIES SPENT $59.5 BILLION (ON BUDGET) TO ADMINISTER AND POLICE THE REGULATORY ENTERPRISE. ADDING THE $1.88 TRILLION IN OFF-BUDGET COMPLIANCE COSTS BRINGS THE TOTAL RECKONED REGULATORY ENTERPRISE TO ABOUT $1.94 TRILLION.

    Among the six all-time-high Federal Register page counts, five have occurred under President Obama.

    The annual outflow of more than 3,500 final rules—sometimes far above that level—means that 90,836 rules have been issued since 1993.

    The Federal Register finished 2014 at 77,687 pages, the sixth-highest level in its history. Federal Register pages devoted specifically to final rules stand at 24,861 in 2014. The record high is 26,417 in 2013.

    The 2014 Federal Register contained 3,554 final rules and 2,383 proposed rules. Since the nation’s founding, more than 15,209 executive orders have been issued.

    PRESIDENT OBAMA ISSUED 215 BY THE END OF 2014.

    President George W. Bush’s administration averaged 62 major rules annually during his eight years in office; Obama’s six years so far have averaged 81.

    Whereas the federal government issues more than 3,500 rules annually, public notices in the Federal Register normally exceed 24,000 annually, with uncounted “guidance documents” and other materials among them. There were 23,970 notices in 2014, and there have been 501,899 since 1995.

    Sixty federal departments, agencies, and commissions have 3,415 regulations at various stages of implementation, according to the 2014 “Regulatory Plan and the Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions,” which lists federal regulatory actions at various stages of implementation.

    Of the 3,415 regulations in the pipeline, 200 are “economically significant” rules, which the federal government defines as having annual effects on the economy of $100 million or more. Assuming that those rule making effects are primarily regulatory implies roughly $20 billion yearly in future off-budget regulatory costs.

    Of the 3,415 regulations now in the works, 674 affect small businesses. Of those, 374 required a regulatory flexibility analysis; 300 were otherwise noted by agencies to affect small businesses.

    The five most active rule-producing agencies—the departments of the Treasury, Interior, Commerce, Transportation, and Health and Human Services—account for 1,453 rules, or 43 percent of all rules in the Unified Agenda pipeline.

    The Environmental Protection Agency, which was formerly ranked consistently in the top five, is now sixth, but adding its 186 rules brings the total from the top six rulemaking agencies to 1,639 rules, or 48 percent of all federal rules

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    I started here…

    Chapter 3 May 3, 2016

    Presidential Executive Orders and Executive Memoranda

    https://cei.org/…/Ten%20Thousand%20Commandments%202016%20-%20Chapter%…

    Crews: Ten Thousand Commandments 2016. 23. Presidential Executive Orders and. Executive Memoranda. President Obama famously pledged to use his “pen …

     

    Presidential Executive Orders and Executive Memoranda …

    https://cei.org/10KC/Chapter-3

    May 3, 2016 – [51] Executive orders, presidential memoranda, and other executive actions make up a … [61] In all, four of Obama’s executive orders directly address … Read Chapter 2 – THOUSANDS OF PAGES AND RULES IN THE FEDERAL REGISTER.

    The pertinent question as far as regulatory burdens are concerned is what these executive orders and memoranda are used for and what they do…….

    We live in an era in which the government— without actually passing a law—increasingly dictates parameters of various economic sectors, including health care, retirement, education, energy production, finance, land and resource management, funding of science and research, and manufacturing. Executive actions and decrees issued in a limited government context have different implications than do those issued in an era of activist government, rendering some of what transpires today without precedent………

    Counting rules and regulations, executive orders, memoranda, and other regulatory guidance gets us only so far. These actions need more scrutiny and oversight, because they have become powerful means of working around the constitutional system of legislation made by an elected body.[69]

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    Are you concerned, with any of Obama Executive Orders and Memorandums

    IVE GOT A PEN AND I’VE GOT A PHONE.

    AND THAT’S ALL I NEED.

    BARACK OBAMA

    FROM RULE OF LAW TO RULE BY…WHATEVER?

    President Obama famously pledged to use his “pen and phone” to implement parts of his policy agenda without congressional approval.[51] Executive orders, presidential memoranda, and other executive actions make up a large component of that initiative.[52] This section examines those numbers, but a considerable amount of executive branch activity is not well measured and merits heightened attention, especially when an administration so explicitly emphasizes unilateral action.[53]

    Presidential memoranda since 1999— which presidential scholar Phillip Cooper has termed “executive orders by another name”—are also depicted in Figure 15.[55] Memoranda may or may not be published, depending on the administration’s own determination of “general applicability and legal effect,” making it “difficult to count presidential memoranda.”[56] Obama’s pace since 2009 tops that of George W. Bush, which is unsurprising given his administration’s openness about prioritizing executive action. Bush published 129 memoranda over his entire presidency, whereas Obama issued 219 during his first seven years that were published in the Federal Register

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    This kind of bullying and intimidation of Americans by a federal agency must be shut down. The incoming Trump administration has the opportunity to restore checks and balances on administrative agencies and appoint federal officials with integrity who will protect the rights of all Americans—not just their preferred special interests.

    Originally posted at The Daily Signal. 

    President-elect Donald Trump has a golden opportunity to restrain other overzealous regulators. One place to start is at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), which governs private-sector labor relations. Originally built to act as an impartial agency that represents the public in labor disputes, the agency has become overly political and prone to playing favorites.

    How Trump Can Curb the Power of Unelected Regulators

    The Daily Signal Trey Kovacs December 9, 2016

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    From Rule of Law to Rule by…Whatever

    Presidential Memoranda | whitehouse.gov

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential…/presidentialmemoranda

    EXECUTIVE ORDERS · PRESIDENTIAL MEMORANDA · PROCLAMATIONS · LEGISLATION · NOMINATIONS & … MEMORANDA. PRESIDENTIAL MEMORANDUM on December 08, 2016 …

    Presidential Memoranda

    Presidential Memorandum on December 09, 2016

    Presidential Memoranda — Minnesota World’s Fair 2023

    Presidential Memorandum on December 09, 2016

    Message to the Senate — UN Convention on Transparency in Treaty-Based Investor-State Arbitration

    Presidential Memorandum on December 09, 2016

    Message to the Senate — Arms Trade Treaty

    Presidential Memorandum on December 08, 2016

    Presidential Determination and Waiver — Pursuant to Section 2249a of Title 10, United States Code, and Sections 40 and 40A of the Arms Export Control Act to Support U.S. Special Operations to Combat Terrorism in Syria

    Presidential Memorandum on December 08, 2016

    Message to Congress — Brazil Social Security Agreement

    Presidential Memorandum on December 05, 2016

    Presidential Memorandum — Steps for Increased Legal and Policy Transparency Concerning the United States Use of Military Force and Related National Security Operations

    Presidential Memorandum on December 05, 2016

    Letter from the President — Supplemental 6-month War Powers Letter

    Presidential Memorandum on December 02, 2016

    Presidential Determination — Pursuant to Section 570(a) of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1997

    Presidential Memorandum on December 01, 2016

    Presidential Determination — Suspension of Limitations under the Jerusalem Embassy Act

    Presidential Memorandum on November 16, 2016

    Presidential Memorandum — Eligibility of the Multinational Force and Observers to Receive Defense Articles and Defense Services


  • Hillary Supporters Don’t Know History

    Undecided? This American history lesson is for you.

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

    Who said that? Edmund Burke  He is mainly remembered for his support of the American colonies in the dispute with King George III and Great Britain

    THAT LED TO THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION.

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    DOOMED BY DEFINITION: CONDEMNED” TO CERTAIN DESTRUCTION OR DEATH. CAUSE TO HAVE AN UNFORTUNATE AND INESCAPABLE OUTCOME.

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    WINSTON CHURCHILL WORRIED NOT SO MUCH THAT THOSE WHO FORGET THE PAST ARE “CONDEMNED” TO RELIVE IT, BUT THAT THE LOSS OF THE PAST WOULD MEAN  (House of Commons, 16 November 1948)

    RECENT HISTORY? WOULD MEAN?

    WITHOUT AMERICA THERE IS NO FREE WORLD

    WITHOUT TRUMP THERE IS NO AMERICA

    INDEED, WE MUST ELECT TRUMP PRESIDENT

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     PAST HISTORY? LOST PAST?  RECENT HISTORY? WOULD MEAN?

    THE DOCUMENTED “BLATANT” CORRUPTION OF HILLARY, THE CLINTON’S AND THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

    INDEED, THAT CORRUPTION IS WHAT LED THE REVOLUTION OF AMERICAN VOTERS TO ELECT DONALD J. TRUMP IN THE PRIMARY.

    TRUMP AND HIS PATRIOTIC AMERICAN SUPPORTERS  DO KNOW HISTORY THE OF OUR COUNTRY,

    AND WE KNOW THE PAST EIGHT YEAR HISTORY  OF OBAMA’S GOVERNMENT CORRUPTION

    AND,  SO HELP ME GOD “WE THE PEOPLE” ARE NOT GOING TO ALLOW THE “BLATANT”  IGNORANCE,  OR AS GRUBER CALLS IT STUPIDITY OR WHATEVER, OF HILLARY’S VOTERS TO DOOM THE FUTURE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

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    “BLATANT”  is a key word in this post

    THE HISTORY OF THE WORD “BLATANT”  BY DEFINITION

    Late 16th century: perhaps an alteration of Scots blatand ‘BLEATING’.

    It was first used by Spenser AS AN EPITHET FOR A THOUSAND-TONGUED MONSTER produced by Cerberus and Chimaera,

    A SYMBOL OF CALUMNY, WHICH HE CALLED THE BLATANT BEAST.

    It was subsequently USED TO MEAN ‘CLAMOROUS, OFFENSIVE TO THE EAR’, first of people (mid 17th century), later of things (late 18th century);

    The sense ‘UNASHAMEDLY CONSPICUOUS’ arose in the late 19th century.

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    HILLARY’S “BLATANT”  CALUMNIES AGAINST DONALD J. TRUMP, AND HIS BASKET OF DEPLORABLES  ‘UNASHAMEDLY CONSPICUOUS’

    HILLARY’S CAMPAIGN RALLIES AND MEDIA ADS, ARE BLATANT  CALUMNIES AGAINST DONALD J. TRUMP, MOSTLY FALSE, BUT ALWAYS  MALICIOUS STATEMENT DESIGNED TO INJURE THE REPUTATION OF SOMEONE OR SOMETHING:

    HILLARY’S SPEECH’S ARE CONSIDERED A CALUMNY OF THE ENTIRE CORRUPT OBAMA  ADMINISTRATION AGAINST DONALD J. TRUMP AND HIS BASKET OF DEPLORABLES  . …

    HILLARY’S ACTS OF UTTERING CALUMNIES; SLANDER; DEFAMATION.  ‘UNASHAMEDLY CONSPICUOUS’

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    SO, HOW COULD ANYBODY, THAT KNOWS HISTORY, BE STUPID ENOUGH TO VOTE FOR HILLARY?

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    HOW STUPID DOES FBI COMEY I.E. THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION THINK AMERICAN VOTERS ARE?

    THE BLATANT, UNASHAMEDLY CONSPICUOUS REPEATED ACTIONS OF FBI COMEY “NO CRIMINAL CHARGES AGAINST HILARY”  

    REALLY?  THE FBI REVIEWED AND DISMISSED THE NATIONAL SECURITY THREATS AND CRIMINAL CHARGES AGAINST HILLARY ON 650,000 EMAILS CONNECTING HILLARY, HUMA AND  WEINER’S LAPTOP IN JUST EIGHT DAYS.

    HILLARY IS STILL AS BLATANTLY CRIMINALLY GUILTY AS SHE WAS IN JULY.

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    NEVER INSULT THE INTELLIGENCE OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE I.E VOTERS

    HELL HAS NO FURY, AS AMERICAN’S SCORNED BY A CORRUPT GOVERNMENT.

    AND,  SO HELP ME GOD “WE THE PEOPLE” ARE NOT GOING TO ALLOW THE BLATANT  IGNORANCE,  OR AS GRUBER CALLS IT STUPIDITY OR WHATEVER, OF HILLARY’S VOTERS TO DOOM THE FUTURE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

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    PAST HISTORY? LOST PAST?  RECENT HISTORY? WOULD MEAN?

    PRESIDENT LINCOLN DELIVERED THE 272 WORD GETTYSBURG ADDRESS ON NOVEMBER 19, 1863 and the world long remembered what he spoke that day.

    NOV 7, 2016  AND NOV 19, 1863

    WE HERE HIGHLY RESOLVE THESE DEAD SHALL NOT HAVE DIED IN VAIN; THAT THE NATION, SHALL HAVE A NEW BIRTH OF FREEDOM, AND THAT GOVERNMENT OF THE PEOPLE BY THE PEOPLE FOR THE PEOPLE, SHALL NOT PERISH FROM THE EARTH.

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    ON NOV. 8, 2016 THE WORLD WILL LONG REMEMBER WHAT AMERICAN VOTERS DID TO PROTECT A GOVERNMENT OF THE PEOPLE BY THE PEOPLE FOR THE PEOPLE, SO IT SHALL NOT PERISH FROM THE EARTH.

    WINSTON CHURCHILL WORRIED NOT SO MUCH THAT THOSE WHO FORGET THE PAST ARE “CONDEMNED” TO RELIVE IT,

    BUT THAT THE LOSS OF THE PAST WOULD MEAN 

    WITHOUT AMERICA THERE IS NO FREE WORLD

    WITHOUT TRUMP THERE IS NO AMERICA

    INDEED, WE MUST ELECT TRUMP PRESIDENT

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    SO, HOW COULD ANYBODY, THAT KNOWS HISTORY, BE STUPID ENOUGH TO VOTE FOR HILLARY?

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    AS,  JUST ONE INDIVIDUAL, A CONCERNED AMERICAN GRANDMOTHER THIS IS MY 816TH POST ON MY WEBSITE  behindmyback.org  WHERE THE ESTABLISHMENTS CORRUPT AMERICAN GOVERNMENT DOES OUR BUSINESS BEHIND CLOSED DOORS

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    THE BLATANT HISTORY OF OBAMA’S FAILED CORRUPT  AMERICAN  GOVERNMENT?

    DOES THIS HISTORY SOUND FAMILIAR ON NOV 7, 2016?

     Winston Churchill  House of Commons, 2 May 1935,

    “When the situation was manageable it was neglected, and now that it is thoroughly out of hand we apply too late the remedies which then might have effected a cure…..

     Want of foresight, unwillingness to act when action would be simple and effective, lack of clear thinking, confusion of counsel until the emergency comes, until self-preservation strikes its jarring gong–these are the features which constitute the endless repetition of history.”

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    PAST HISTORY? LOST PAST?  RECENT HISTORY? WOULD MEAN?

    WHEN THE EMERGENCY CAME, WHEN SELF-PRESERVATION STRUCK  ITS JARRING GONG

    WHEN IN THE COURSE OF HUMAN EVENTS IT BECAME NECESSARY

    DONALD J. TRUMP ANNOUNCED HIS CANDIDACY FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

    “WHEN THE SITUATION WAS MANAGEABLE IT WAS NEGLECTED, AND NOW THAT IT IS THOROUGHLY OUT OF HAND….

    INDEED, IT IS NOT ONLY OUR RIGHT, IT IS OUR DUTY AS AMERICAN CITIZENS TO VOTE FOR TRUMP’S  REMEDIES WHICH THEN MIGHT EFFECTED A CURE…..

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    PAST HISTORY? LOST PAST?  RECENT HISTORY? WOULD MEAN?

    June of 1776,  NOV 8, 2016,  Thomas Jefferson the Declaration of Independence .  When in the course of human events it becomes necessary? Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

    WHEN A LONG TRAIN OF ABUSES AND USURPATIONS, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

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    Full Video: Trump lays out his “Contract with America” – YouTube

    ▶ 39:27

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4ysuQ3wiXc

    Oct 22, 2016 – Uploaded by CBS News

    Donald Trump addressed what he plans to do in his first 100 days in office during a policy speech in …


  • The Foreign Corruption of the Clinton’s

    What Does “Anything of Value” Mean?
    Defined as a violation of The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
     page 14 of a 130 page document (link Below)
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    The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) is a critically important statute for combating CORRUPTION I.E. CRIMINAL- FRAUD  around the world.
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     What Does
    “Anything of Value” Mean
    to the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA?
     To the 311 million American Citizens affected by the Clinton’s corrupt foreign practices in the Clinton’s Pay to Play Foundation
    AND, the FBI criminal investigation into the  Hillary’s emails?
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    What Does “Anything of Value” Mean to the Federal Bureau of Investigation? FBI Comey, reopened Hillary’s criminal email investigation., The  justification for reopening the  investigation? The Release of 650,000  Huma, Weiner and Hillary connected emails.

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    WHAT DOES
    “EVERYTHING OF VALUE” MEAN
    TO  THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  AND TO  312 MILLION AMERICAN CITIZENS ?
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    What Does “ANYTHING OF VALUE” and “EVERYTHING OF VALUE” Mean?
    To the Clinton Pay to Play Foundation?
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    Defined as a violation of The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
    The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
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    In enacting the FCPA, Congress recognized that bribes
    can come in many shapes and sizes—a broad range of unfair
    benefits—and so the statute prohibits the corrupt “offer,
    payment, promise to pay, or authorization of the payment of
    any money, or offer, gift, promise to give, or authorization of
    the giving of anything of value to” a foreign official.
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    An improper benefit can take many forms. While
    cases often involve payments of cash(sometimes in the
    guise of “consulting fees” or “commissions” given through
    intermediaries),others have involved travel expenses and
    expensive gifts. Like the domestic bribery statute, the FCPA
    does not contain a minimum threshold amount for corrupt
    gifts or payments.
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    In addition, a number of FCPA enforcement actions
    have involved the corrupt payment of travel and entertainment expenses. Both the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) where these types of expenditures occurred in conjunction with other conduct reflecting systemic bribery or other clear indicia of corrupt intent
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    Charitable Contributions
    Companies often engage in charitable giving as part
    of legitimate local outreach. The FCPA does not prohibit
    charitable contributions or prevent corporations from acting
    as good corporate citizens.Companies, however, cannot use the pretense of charitable contributions as a way to funnel bribes to government officials.
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    WHAT DOES “ANYTHING OF VALUE” MEAN?
    TO THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (DOJ) LORETTA LYNCH, EXERCISE DISCRETION IN DECIDING WHICH CASES PROMOTE LAW ENFORCEMENT PRIORITIES AND JUSTIFY INVESTIGATION?
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    WHAT DOES “ANYTHING OF VALUE” AND “EVERYTHING OF VALUE” MEAN?

    TO DOJ LORETTA LYNCH IT MEANS PROTECTING THE FOREIGN  AND INTERNAL CORRUPTION OF  SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY, THE CLINTON’S,  THE DEMOCRATS AND THE DNC. period
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    This is the 130 page resource guide to Foreign corruption I.E. criminal-fraud

    A Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

    https://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/criminal-fraud/legacy/2015/01/16/guide.pdf

    Jan 16, 2015 – criminal/fraud/fcpa and www.sec.gov/spotlight/fcpa.shtml. … Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) is a critically important statute for combating corruption around the … Department, Agency, or Instrumentality of a Foreign Government.

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    Just asking? Just Saying…read it… You decide.
    Law Enforcement Partners in  Corruption? Crime? or Conflict?
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    Law Enforcement Partners (page 5 of 130)

    Foreign corruption I.E. criminal-fraud 
    DOJ’s  FCPA Unit regularly works WITH the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to investigate potential FCPA violations.
    The FBI’s International Corruption Unit has primary responsibility for international corruption and fraud investigations and coordinates the FBI’s national FCPA enforcement program. The FBI also has a dedicated FCPA
    squad of FBI special agents (located in the Washington Field Office) that is responsible for investigating many, and providing support for all, of the FBI’s FCPA investigations.
    In addition, the Department of Homeland Security and the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation regularly investigate potential FCPA violations.
    A number of other agencies are also involved in the fight against international
    corruption, including the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, which has helped lead a number of FCPA investigation.
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    Foreign Corrupt Practices?
    If you see something, Say something….
    By E-Mail Report a FCPA Violation via Email to FCPA.Fraud@usdoj.gov
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    Foreign Corrupt Practices Act | CRIMINAL-FRAUD | Department of …

    https://www.justice.gov/criminal-fraud/foreigncorruptpracticesact

    Jul 20, 2016 – An Overview. The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977, as amended, 15 U.S.C. §§ 78dd-1, et seq. (“FCPA”), was enacted for the purpose of …

    Contact us Regarding the FCPA By Mail Correspondence relating to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) may be sent to:U.S. Department of Justice Criminal Division Fraud Section
    ATTN: FCPA Coordinator Bond Building, 4th Floor 10th and Constitution Ave. NW
    Washington, DC 20530-0001By Fax Facsimile – 202-514-7021By E-Mail Report a FCPA Violation via Email to FCPA.Fraud@usdoj.gov

    U.S.C. sections amended‎: ‎15 U.S.C. ch. 2b § 7…
    Enacted by‎: ‎the 95th United States Congress
    Titles amended‎: ‎15 U.S.C.: Commerce and Tra…
    Statutes at Large‎: ‎91 Stat. 1494
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    Want more?
    The FCPA Unit maintains a “Spotlight on FCPA”
    section on SEC’s website at
    http://www.sec.gov/spotlight/
    fcpa.shtml
    . The website, which is updated regularly, provides general information about the Act, links to all SEC enforcement actions involving the FCPA, including both federal court actions and administrative proceedings, and contains other useful information