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  • Do WA State Legislators Have a Problem?

    The experts say, those who have a PROBLEM and those who are JUST DISTRACTED  requires real expertise.

    Does Governor Jay Inslee (D) have a problem?

    Do WA State Legislators Have a Problem?

    This problem,  requires real expertise? 

    So, I’m  asking informed voters to decide,

    If  Governor Jay Inslee (D) and the WA State Legislators have a problem?

    THESE ARE  “SYMPTOMS OF A PROBLEM vs. JUST DISTRACTED

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    1.LACK OF FOCUS

    Possibly the most telltale sign , “LACK OF FOCUS” goes beyond trouble paying attention. It means being easily distracted, finding it hard to listen to others in a conversation, overlooking details, and NOT COMPLETING TASKS OR PROJECTS.

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    GET THE FACTS

    ON JUNE 28, 2011 MCCLEARY V. WASHINGTON WAS HEARD IN FRONT OF THE WASHINGTON SUPREME COURT. …

    May 10, 2015 – Washington Supreme Court Holds Legislature in Contempt for Failing …

    Summary of McCleary v. Washington

    www.k12.wa.us/Communications/…/SummaryMcLearyDecision2013.pdf

    Summary of McCleary v. Washington. The Supreme Court in its own words. Washington state Constitution, Article IX: SECTION 1 PREAMBLE.  It is the paramount duty of the state to make ample provision for the education of all children residing within its borders.

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    What’s the problem?  I’m just asking you decide

    GET THE FACTS

    June 2017 In what has become THE NEW NORMAL, Washington state lawmakers are expected to go into a third special sessions … In 2013, it took 156 days and three special sessions. …

    2nd Special Session ends, 3rd starts with Inslee vowing to veto “stop …

    www.spokesman.com/…/2nd-special-session-day-30-could-also-be-3rd-special-sessio…

    Jun 21, 2017 – Second special session ended and a third one started Wednesday as … time in state history a Legislature failed to pass a two-year budget before … state’s public school system mandated by the Washington Supreme Court.

    2. HYPERFOCUS

    While people with this problem are often easily distractible, they may also have something called hyperfocus. A person can get so engrossed in something that they can become unaware of anything else around them. This kind of focus makes it easier to LOSE TRACK OF TIME and ignore those around you.

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    I’m just asking you decide

    So Distracted, so unaware of  anything else around them, more than 1 million kids in our public school system, that they failed to provide funding basic education for seven years?

    So, Distracted, so unaware, losing track of time on  the $100,000.00 dollar a day fine,

    Until the fines reached $96,000.000.00 million dollars?  for failing to fund BASIC public education since JUNE 28, 2011?

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    GET THE FACTS

    I’m just asking you decide

    Hyper-focused and so engrossed in something?

    IN  2015,  WA STATE  LEGISLATORS INTRODUCED 2,200 LAWMAKING MEASURES

    Behind My Back | Living in Law-Law Land?

    www.behindmyback.org/2015/02/16/3245/

    Feb 16, 2015 – LIVING IN WA STATE LAW-LAW, LALA LAND? Definition of LA-LA … www.behindmyback.org/2013/10/16/by-hook-or-by-crook/. Oct 16, 2013 …

    Unaware of anything else around them and ignore those around you?

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    3. DISORGANIZATION

    Life can seem chaotic for everyone at times, but someone with ADHD typically has a more hectic life experience on a regular basis. This can make it difficult to keep everything in its right place. an adult with this problem, may struggle with these ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS. this can include problems keeping track of tasks and TROUBLE PRIORITIZING THEM IN A LOGICAL MANNER.

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    4.TIME MANAGEMENT PROBLEMS

    This issue goes hand-in-hand with DISORGANIZATION. Adults with with this problem often have trouble using their time effectively. THEY MAY PROCRASTINATE ON IMPORTANT TASKS, show up late for important events, or ignore assignments they consider boring. They may have trouble focusing on the future or the past — the “now” is often more top-of-mind for them.

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    5. FORGETFULNESS

    It’s human to forget things occasionally, but for someone with this problem,forgetfulness is a part of everyday life. This can include routinely forgetting where you’ve put something or what important dates you need to keep.

    Sometimes forgetfulness can be annoying but unimportant; other times,

    FORGETFULNESS IN ADULTS CAN BE SERIOUS.

    THE BOTTOM LINE IS THAT FORGETFULNESS CAN BE DAMAGING TO CAREERS BECAUSE IT CAN BE CONFUSED WITH CARELESSNESS OR LACK OF INTELLIGENCE.

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    GET THE FACTS?

    May 10, 2015 – Washington Supreme Court Holds Legislature in Contempt?

    Washington State Supreme Court called it   a Legislature problem contempt, unconstitutional  unstable and unfair:

    Relying on local levies or federal funding is unconstitutional because it is unstable and

    unfair: The fact that local levy funds have been at least in part supporting the basic

    education program is inescapable…..Reliance on levy funding to finance

    basic education was unconstitutional 30 years ago….and it is unconstitutional now (p.68)

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    Use Poetic license, the freedom to depart from the facts of a matter writing in order to create an effect.

    THIS PROBLEM IS VERY COMMON MORE THAN 3 MILLION CASES IN THE US PER YEAR

    However, this is written  about this problem on line.

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    What’s next?

    EFFECTIVE July 23, 2017 WA STATE NEW DISTRACTED DRIVING LAW

    HEFTY FINE of $99.00  for DISTRACTIONS that interfere with safe driving such as grooming, smoking, eating or reading is prohibited and can result in a if you are pulled over for another traffic offense

    HEFTY FINES? Using a handheld device while driving is considered a primary

    DISTRACTION offense under the new law. The first ticket for a DISTRACTED driving offense will cost at least $136.00 dollars.  A second ticket within five years WILL COST AT LEAST $234.00.

    Distracted driving violations can now be reported to insurance companies to use for rating and underwriting purposes. (and threats)

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    YOU READ  THE SYMPTOMS OF THE PROBLEM.

    HEFTY! HEFTY! HEFTY!  FINE  $100,000.00 DOLLARS A DAY

    HEFTY! HEFTY! HEFTY!  FINE  $96,000,000.00 MILLION ACCUMULATED.

    Do WA State Legislators have a problem?

    Does WA State Governor Jay Inslee (D) have a problem?

    OR? ARE THEY JUST DISTRACTED?

    I’m just asking you decide

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    ATTENTION DEFICIT OF DISTRACTED DRIVERS (ADDD)?

    New WA distracted driving law starts July 23 – what drivers need …

    www.nbcrightnow.com/…/new-wa-distracted-driving-law-starts-july-23-what-drivers-need to know…

    Hyperfocused? Gov. Jay Inslee (D) vetoed the section that gave drivers until 2019 to acclimate to the changes and instead declared Sunday, July 23, 2017 as the law’s effective date.

    That’s when distracted driving behaviors ranging from eating while driving to answering a text at a stoplight could land drivers a hefty fine.

    Hyperfocused? Gov. Jay Inslee (D)  accelerated the – New WA distracted driving laws  start date to July 23, 2017

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    THE EXPERTS SAY, TREATMENT CAN HELP, BUT THIS CONDITION CAN’T BE CURED

     I’m just asking you decide

    Which term is used to describe a new and secondary or additional problem that arises after the original PROBLEM  has been established?

    COMPLICATIONS…..

    JULY 19, 2017 these distracted legislators problems, violations and hefty fines can now be reported to  VOTERS to use for rating and underwriting purposes.

    This problem can be cured by informed voters, at every level of government.

    Donald J. Trump is President of the United States of America

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    The bottom line……

    To elected members at all levels of  the American government,

    LACK OF FOCUS, HYPER-FOCUS, DISORGANIZATION, TIME MANAGEMENT PROBLEMS AND FORGETFULNESS

    CAN BE DAMAGING TO CAREERS BECAUSE IT CAN BE CONFUSED WITH CARELESSNESS OR LACK OF INTELLIGENCE.


  • Who Elected Donald Trump President?

    JULY 2, 2017 AT THIS POINT IN TIME…. WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?

    Texan’s billboard slams ABC News: ‘Russians didn’t elect Donald …

    www.theamericanmirror.com/texas-billboard-slams-abc-news-supports-trump/

    Jun 23, 2017 – We are through. THE RUSSIANS DIDN’T ELECT DONALD TRUMP. I DID. Kyle Courtney. Courtney elaborated on the message in a statement to the news …

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    WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?

    THE BENGHAZI TERRORIST ATTACK TAUGHT AMERICAN VOTERS A LESSON ABOUT OBAMA AND HILLARY CLINTON.

    BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 11, 2012 AND NOVEMBER 6, 2012,  WHEN OBAMA WAS RE-ELECTED AS PRESIDENT

    THE TERRORIST SET THE U.S. MISSION IN BENGHAZI, LIBYA, ON FIRE ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2012. THE U.S. AMBASSADOR TO LIBYA, CHRISTOPHER STEVENS, AND THREE OTHER U.S. NATIONALS WERE KILLED DURING THE ATTACK.

    THE WA DC RESPONSE TO THE  SEPTEMBER 11, 2012 BENGHAZI TERRORIST ATTACK ON U.S. MISSION IN BENGHAZI, LIBYA, 56 DAYS BEFORE THE 2012 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION WAS CONTROLLED, RIGGED, BY THE COVER-UP AND LIES.

    INDEED, WA DC DEMOCRATS OBAMA, HILLARY AND TOP U.S. OFFICIALS DIRECTED THE COVER-UP,  DID ORCHESTRATE THE MEDIA LIES TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE DID ESPECIALLY SURREPTITIOUSLY ARRANGE, DID DIRECT THE ELEMENTS OF THE 2012 BENGHAZI TERRORIST ATTACK TO CONTROL ..

    AND IN 2012 COVER-UP AND LIES  PRODUCED THE  DESIRED EFFECT,

    OBAMA WAS RE-ELECTED AS PRESIDENT

     AND HILLARY CLINTON,  CONTINUED PLOTTING HER 2016 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN.

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     SEP 11, 2016 At this point in time…. What difference does it make?

    What the Benghazi attack taught me about Hillary Clinton | Fox News

    www.foxnews.com/…/2016/09/…/what-benghazi-attack-taught-me-about-hillary-clinton….

    SEP 11, 2016 – Published September 11, 2016. Fox News … And the Benghazi record is clear: Secretary Clinton failed to provide adequate security for U.S. …

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    WHY AMERICAN VOTERS  ELECTED DONALD TRUMP PRESIDENT, IN 2016

    LESSONS LEARNED  FROM THE BENGHAZI TERRORIST ATTACK 

    BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 11, 2012 AND NOVEMBER 8, 2016

    WHAT AMERICAN VOTERS  LEARNED

    ON THE DAY OF THE ATTACK, two consulate security guards spotted a man in a Libyan police uniform taking pictures of the consulate with his cell phone from a nearby building that was under construction. The security guards briefly detained the man before releasing him. He drove away in a police car and a complaint was made to the Libyan police station. Sean Smith noticed this surveillance, AND MESSAGED A FRIEND ONLINE AROUND NOON, “ASSUMING WE DON’T DIE TONIGHT. We saw one of our ‘police’ that guard the compound taking pictures.”[31]:34

    According to a local security official, he and a battalion commander had met with U.S. diplomats three days before the attack and warned the Americans about deteriorating security in the area. The official told CNN that he advised the diplomats, “THE SITUATION IS FRIGHTENING; IT SCARES US.”[62]

    AMBASSADOR STEVENS’ DIARY, WHICH WAS LATER FOUND AT THE COMPOUND, RECORDED HIS CONCERN ABOUT THE GROWING AL-QAEDA PRESENCE IN THE AREA AND HIS WORRY ABOUT BEING ON AN AL-QAEDA HIT LIST.[63]

    U.S. security officer Eric Nordstrom twice requested additional security for the mission in Benghazi from the State Department. His requests were denied and according to Nordstrom, State Department official Charlene Lamb wanted to keep the security presence in Benghazi “artificially low”.[64]

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    WHAT AMERICAN VOTERS  LEARNED 

    In the days and weeks following the attack, President Obama and other administration officials noted that the video had sparked violent incidents at a number of U.S. diplomatic facilities and stated it was also a prime catalyst for the Benghazi attack.

     On the evening following the attack, in an e-mail to the Egyptian prime minister Kandil, then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wrote “we know the attack in Libya had nothing to do with the film. It was a planned attack, not a protest.”[122]

    Two days after the attack, CNN reporter Sarah Aarthun quoted an anonymous senior U.S. administration official: “It was not an innocent mob. The video or 9/11 made a handy excuse and could be fortuitous from their perspective but this was a clearly planned military-type attack.”[123]

    In his September 18 appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman, President Obama said, “extremists and terrorists used (the anti-Muslim YouTube video) as an excuse to attack a variety of our embassies.”[124] In his Univision Town Hall appearance on September 20, President Obama said that the “natural protests that arose because of the outrage over the video were used as an excuse by extremists to see if they can also directly harm U.S. interests.”[125]

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    WHAT AMERICAN VOTERS  LEARNED 

    NINE MONTHS BEFORE THE  TERRORIST ATTACK ON U.S. GOVERNMENT FACILITIES IN BENGHAZI, LIBYA,  killed four American officials, including ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, the State Department dispatched a security officer to assess the threat there.

    In an interview with the House Select Committee on Benghazi, the officer recounted his report to a superior at State, then under the direction of Secretary Hillary Clinton:

    I told him that this was a suicide mission; that there was a very good chance that everybody here was going to die; that there was absolutely no ability here to prevent an attack whatever. . . . He said, “Everybody back here in D.C. knows that people are going to die in Benghazi and nobody is going to care until somebody does die.”

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    WHAT AMERICAN VOTERS  LEARNED 

    On December 30, 2012, the United States Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs released a report, “Flashing Red: A Special Report on the Terrorist Attack at Benghazi”, wherein it was determined:

    EIGHT MONTHS LEADING UP TO THE  TERRORIST ATTACK ON U.S. GOVERNMENT FACILITIES IN BENGHAZI, LIBYA……….

    IN THE MONTHS [BETWEEN FEBRUARY 2011 AND SEPTEMBER 11, 2012] leading up to the attack on the Temporary Mission Facility in Benghazi, there was a large amount of evidence gathered by the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) and from open sources that Benghazi was increasingly dangerous and unstable, and that a significant attack against American personnel there was becoming much more likely.

    WHILE THIS INTELLIGENCE WAS EFFECTIVELY SHARED WITHIN THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY (IC) AND WITH KEY OFFICIALS AT THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE,

     it did not lead to a commensurate increase in security at Benghazi nor to a decision to close the American mission there, either of which would have been more than justified by the intelligence presented. …

    THE RSO [REGIONAL SECURITY OFFICER] IN LIBYA COMPILED A LIST OF 234 SECURITY INCIDENTS IN LIBYA BETWEEN JUNE 2011 AND JULY 2012, 50 OF WHICH TOOK PLACE IN BENGHAZI.[65]

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    WHAT AMERICAN VOTERS  LEARNED 

    SECRETARY CLINTON IN HER JANUARY 2013 TESTIMONY BEFORE CONGRESS, CLAIMED SECURITY DECISIONS AT THE BENGHAZI COMPOUND HAD BEEN MADE BY OTHERS, STATING,

     “THE SPECIFIC SECURITY REQUESTS PERTAINING TO BENGHAZI … WERE HANDLED BY THE SECURITY PROFESSIONALS IN THE [STATE] DEPARTMENT.

     I DIDN’T SEE THOSE REQUESTS, I DIDN’T APPROVE THEM, I DIDN’T DENY THEM.”[68]

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    Senate Hearing Benghazi Consulate Attack, Jan 23 2013 | C-SPAN.org

    ▶ 2:33:05

    https://www.c-span.org/video/?310496-1/senate-hearing-benghazi…

    Jan 23, 2013

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testifies on the September 11, 2012, … Senate Hearing on Benghazi

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    Hillary Clinton at Benghazi Hearing: ‘What Difference, At This Point …

    ▶ 1:09

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ka0_nz53CcM

    May 13, 2013 – Uploaded by Joe Bunting

    Hillary’s quote, “What difference, at this point, does it make” has been … is why it was originally

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    Hannity Shows Obama Admin Falsely Blaming Video for Benghazi

    freebeacon.com/…/hannity-plays-montage-of-obama-administration-members-falsely-…

    OCT 23, 2015Sean Hannity played a montage of Obama administration officials, including Hillary Clinton, falsely casting blame for the Benghazi terrorist …

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    WHAT AMERICAN VOTERS  LEARNED 

    TUESDAY JUNE 28, 2016

    The Select Committee issued its long-awaited report on TUESDAY JUNE 28,2016. In many ways, it is a disappointment — an outcome guaranteed by Obama administration stonewalling, abetted by congressional Democrats’ tireless interference. The committee held few public hearings to hold officials accountable, and major questions it was created to examine remain unanswered:

    Tuesday, Jun 28, 2016Benghazi Committee Releases Final Report. … House Republicans on the Benghazi Select Committee released their longawaited report this morning … They issued their own findings Monday: a 339-page report that they say …

    the report is a devastating account of staggering dereliction of duty and deception by the president and his top subordinates. Front and center in every phase of this disgraceful episode is Mrs. Clinton, whose appalling judgment and character flaws are amply illustrated in its pages.
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    TUESDAY JUNE 28,2016

    Benghazi Scandal Coverup — Clinton & Obama Administration Owe …

    www.nationalreview.com/…/benghazi-scandal-coverup-clinton-obama-administration…

    Jun 28, 2016 – THE BENGHAZI TERRORIST ATTACK OCCURRED 56 DAYS BEFORE THE 2012 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION. IN HIS CAMPAIGN FOR REELECTION, President Obama repeatedly declared that … Clinton herself clearly knew it was a lie: As the committee report …

    POLITICS CONTROLLED THE RESPONSE TO THE ATTACK — TO THE EXTENT THAT THERE WAS A RESPONSE.

     The State Department officials were made aware that the White House was very concerned about the politics. CLINTON, ALREADY PLOTTING HER 2016 CAMPAIGN, HAD SIMILAR WORRIES, given her portrayal of post-Qaddafi Libya as an Arab Spring success story where a stable, representative government was taking shape.

     

    The Benghazi terrorist attack occurred 56 days before the 2012 presidential election. The attack on the facility, which Obama was briefed on by top Defense Department officials shortly after it began, threatened to destroy the president’s campaign claims.

    In his campaign for reelection, President Obama repeatedly declared that the killing of Osama bin Laden signaled the defeat of al-Qaeda and its network of affiliates

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     WHAT AMERICAN VOTERS  LEARNED  Jul 3, 2016

    From Whitewater to Benghazi: A Clinton-Scandal Primer – Patrick.net

    https://patrick.net/?p=1292815&c=1301938

    Jul 3, 2016http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/06/trackingthe-clintoncontroversies-from-whitewater-to-benghazi/396182/. A what, when, who …

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    UPDATE ? WHAT AMERICAN VOTERS  LEARNED  NOV 6, 2016

    From Whitewater to Benghazi: A Primer on Bill and Hillary Clinton …

    https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/…the-clinton…whitewater-to-benghazi/396182/

    NOV 6, 2016From Whitewater to Benghazi: A ClintonScandal Primer. In a letter on Sunday, FBI Director James Comey wrote that newly discovered emails …

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    JULY 2, 2017 AT THIS POINT IN TIME…. CLEARLY AND SIMPLY PUT

    THE RUSSIANS DIDN’T ELECT DONALD TRUMP

    AMERICAN VOTERS DID!

     


  • POTUS WOTUS EPA ACE and Justice Scalia

    POTUS WOTUS EPA ACE  and Justice Scalia

    President Trump signed an executive order on February 28, 2017, to roll back the waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the United States Army Corps of Engineers ACE (Corps) promulgated in 2016.

    The Order is entitled, “Presidential Executive Order on Restoring the Rule of Law, Federalism, and Economic Growth by Reviewing the ‘Waters of the United States’ Rule.”

    It instructs EPA and the ACE Corps to begin the process of a rule-making to withdraw the WOTUS rule, id. at § 2(a), and to take appropriate actions in the courts where the rule is in litigation. Id. § 2(c).

    President Trump signed executive order on February 28, 2017 instructs EPA and the Corps to

    “CONSIDER” ADOPTING THE SCALIA TEST FROM RAPANOS V. UNITED STATES, 547 U.S. 715 (2006).

    ORDER § 3. SCALIA OPINED IN RAPANOS THAT, “THE PHRASE ‘THE WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES’ includes only those relatively permanent, standing or continuously flowing bodies of water ‘forming geographic features’ that are described in ordinary parlance as ‘streams[,] . . . oceans, rivers, [and] lakes.’. . . . The phrase does not include channels through which water flows intermittently or ephemerally, or channels that periodically provide drainage for rainfall. . .” 547 U.S. at 739.

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    Notice that Trump signed the EO back at the end of February 2017, and the EPA is JUST NOW sending the information out. It looks like they have deliberately STALLED.

    These statements have to be in by June 19, 2017. Heads up!

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    THE FEDERAL DEFINITION OF NAVIGABLE WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES

    IS LOCATED AT 33 CFR 329.4

    • 329.4 General definition.

    Navigable waters of the United States are those waters that are subject to the ebb (the outgoing phase; when the tide drains away from the shore) and flow (the incoming phase; when water rises again) of the tide and/or are presently used, or have been used in the past, or may be susceptible for use to transport interstate or foreign commerce. A determination of  navigability, once made, applies laterally over the entire surface of the waterbody, and is not extinguished by later actions or events which impede or destroy navigable capacity.

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    The federal definition 40 CFR 230 .3 pertains to the Clean Water Act and waters of the United States.

    WOTUS BY OBAMA

    The definition of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) is very dangerous and overreaching. Under section (o), parts of the definition read as follows:
    o) The term waters of the United States means: …

    (ii) All interstate waters, including interstate wetlands;

    (iv) All impoundments of waters otherwise identified as waters of the United States under this section;

    (vi) All waters adjacent to a water identified in paragraphs (o)(1)(i) through (v) of this section, including  wetlands, ponds, lakes, oxbows, impoundments, and similar waters;

    (vii) All waters in paragraphs (o)(1)(vii)(A) through (E) of this section where they are determined, on a case-specific basis, to have a  significant nexus to a water identified in paragraphs (o)(1)(i) through (iii) of this section. The waters identified in each of paragraphs (o)(1)(vii)(A) through (E) of this section are similarly situated and shall be combined, for purposes of a significant nexus analysis, in the watershed that drains to the nearest water identified in paragraphs (o)(1)(i) through (iii) of this section. Waters identified in this paragraph shall not be combined with waters identified in paragraph (o)(1)(vi) of this section when performing a significant nexus analysis. If waters identified in this paragraph are also an  adjacent water under paragraph (o)(1)(vi), they are an adjacent water and no case-specific significant nexus analysis is required.

    (A)Prairie potholes. Prairie potholes are a complex of glacially formed wetlands, usually occurring in depressions that lack permanent natural outlets, located in the upper Midwest.

    (viii) All waters located within the 100-year floodplain of a water identified in paragraphs (o)(1)(i) through (iii) of this section and all waters located within 4,000 feet of the high tideline or ordinary high water mark of a water identified in paragraphs (o)(1)(i) through (v) of this section where they are determined on a case-specific basis to have a significant nexus to a water identified in paragraphs (o)(1)(i) through (iii) of this section. For waters determined to have a  significant nexus, the entire water is a water of the United States if a portion is located within the 100-year floodplain of a water identified in paragraphs (o)(1)(i) through (iii) of this section or within 4,000 feet of the high tide line or ordinary high water mark. Waters identified in this paragraph shall not be combined with waters identified in paragraph (o)(1)(vi) of this section when performing a significant nexus analysis. If waters identified in this paragraph are also an adjacent water under paragraph (o)(1)(vi), they are an adjacent water and no case-specific  significant nexus analysis is required.

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    WRITING FOR THE COURT IN THE 2014 CLEAN AIR ACT CASE, UTILITY AIR REGULATORY GROUP V. EPA, JUSTICE SCALIA DECLARED EPA’S INTERPRETATION UNREASONABLE BECAUSE IT WOULD BRING ABOUT AN ENORMOUS AND TRANSFORMATIVE EXPANSION IN EPA’S REGULATORY AUTHORITY WITHOUT CLEAR CONGRESSIONAL AUTHORIZATION.

    JUSTICE SCALIA DECLARED “We expect Congress to speak clearly if it wishes to assign to an agency decisions of vast ‘economic and political significance,’” he wrote.
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    OBAMA VETOES GOP ATTEMPT TO BLOCK WOTUS WATER RULE

    By Timothy Cama – 01/19/16 07:22 PM EST

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    EPA ‘Waters of U.S.’ Rule Is a Power Grab | National Review

    www.nationalreview.com/article/431134/epa-waters-us-rule-power-grab

    by Rupert Darwall February 11, 2016 4:00 AM. Obama’s power-mad agency claims jurisdiction over land and water use almost everywhere in … EPA, under the Clean Water Act, a statute Congress passed two years after its clean-air sibling. … partially checked, in what has become known as the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS).

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    President Trump signed an executive order on February 28, 2017, to roll back the waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the United States Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) promulgated in 2016. The Order is entitled, “Presidential Executive Order on Restoring the Rule of Law, Federalism, and Economic Growth by Reviewing the ‘Waters of the United States’ Rule.” It instructs EPA and the Corps to begin the process of a rule-making to withdraw the WOTUS rule, id. at § 2(a), and to take appropriate actions in the courts where the rule is in litigation. Id. § 2(c).

    The Order raises a number of interesting issues. First, it instructs EPA and the Corps to “consider” adopting the Scalia test from Rapanos v. United States, 547 U.S. 715 (2006). Order § 3. Scalia opined in Rapanos that, “the phrase ‘the waters of the United States’ includes only those relatively permanent, standing or continuously flowing bodies of water ‘forming geographic features’ that are described in ordinary parlance as ‘streams[,] . . . oceans, rivers, [and] lakes.’. . . . The phrase does not include channels through which water flows intermittently or ephemerally, or channels that periodically provide drainage for rainfall. . .” 547 U.S. at 739.

    Because Rapanos was a split decision (4–1–4), there is no controlling opinion. The circuit courts, applying the Marks analysis, have concluded that Kennedy’s lone concurring opinion, which focused on the significant-nexus test, is the controlling standard from the case. (A couple of circuits have allowed Kennedy’s or Scalia’s opinion to be used to establish jurisdiction.) All of the circuit courts and almost all of the district courts have rejected the argument that Scalia’s test should be adopted as the sole jurisdictional test. The Supreme Court has denied certiorari numerous times since Rapanos on WOTUS issues, so we have no clarification from the Court on how to interpret the decision.

    IT IS CLEAR WHY THE ADMINISTRATION HAS CHOSEN SCALIA’S TEST—IT IS MORE RESTRICTIVE OF JURISDICTION.

     THAN THE KENNEDY TEST, WHICH EPA AND THE CORPS ADOPTED IN THE WOTUS RULE.

    UNDER THE SCALIA TEST, MOST HEADWATER SYSTEMS—ESPECIALLY IN THE ARID WEST—WOULD NOT BE SUBJECT TO  THE CLEAN WATER ACT (CWA) BECAUSE MOST HEADWATER SYSTEMS ARE EPHEMERAL OR INTERMITTENT AND ARE THEREFORE NOT “RELATIVELY PERMANENT WATERS.” HEADWATER SYSTEMS COMPRISE A LARGE PART OF THE NATION’S TRIBUTARY SYSTEM. IN PLACES LIKE ARIZONA EVEN THE MAIN CHANNELS ARE DRY MOST OF THE YEAR AND, THEREFORE, MAY NOT MEET THE SCALIA TEST FOR JURISDICTION.

     

    THE SCALIA TEST WOULD LIKELY ALSO REMOVE MANY OF THE NATIONS’ WETLANDS FROM . EXPANSION IN EPA’S REGULATORY AUTHORITY WITHOUT CLEAR CONGRESSIONAL AUTHORIZATION.

     

    AS JUSTICE SCALIA SAID “WE EXPECT CONGRESS TO SPEAK CLEARLY IF IT WISHES TO ASSIGN TO AN AGENCY DECISIONS OF VAST ‘ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL SIGNIFICANCE,’”

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    President Trump Issues Executive Order Directing EPA to Review the WOTUS Rule

    Thursday, March 2, 2017

    On February 28, 2017, President Trump issued an Executive Order directing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) to review the federal Clean Water Act (CWA) definition of “Waters of the United States”(WOTUS) Rule (the Rule) (80 Fed. Reg. 37054, June 29, 2015). Restoring the Rule of Law, Federalism, and Economic Growth by Reviewing the “Waters of the United States” Rule, Executive Order (Feb. 28, 2017) (EO). The EO directs EPA and ACE to review the WOTUS Rule for consistency with the policies set forth in the EO which specifies that “It is in the national interest to ensure that the Nation’s navigable waters are kept free from pollution, while at the same time promoting economic growth, minimizing regulatory uncertainty, and showing due regard for the roles of the Congress and the States under the Constitution.” The EO also directs EPA and ACE to “publish for notice and comment a proposed rule rescinding or revising the [WOTUS] rule, as appropriate and consistent with law.”

    Pursuant to the EO, EPA and ACE submitted for publication in the Federal Register, a notification of intention to review and rescind or revise the Rule. Notice of Intention to Review and Rescind or Revise the Clean Water Rule, Environmental Protection Agency and Dept. of Defense, Feb. 28, 2017. The notification will be published in the Federal Register in the coming days.

    THE EO ALSO DIRECTS EPA AND ACE TO CONSIDER INTERPRETING THE TERM “NAVIGABLE WATERS,”IN A MANNER CONSISTENT WITH THE OPINION OF JUSTICE SCALIA IN RAPANOS V. UNITED STATES, 547 U.S. 715 (2006). The Rapanos opinion set out two separate standards for CWA jurisdiction. See Rapanos at 715‑718. Justice Scalia, writing for a plurality, determined that the statute should only apply when there is a “continuous surface connection”between “relatively permanent”waters. Id. at 743. Justice Kennedy, on the other hand, determined that jurisdiction should be based on whether a water or wetland possesses “a significant nexus to waters that are or were navigable in fact or that could reasonably be so made.” Id. at 759. Neither standard was supported by a majority, so neither standard has become binding precedent. See Id. at 715-718. Regulators, however, have generally followed Justice Kennedy’s standard,

    AND THUS, A SWITCH TO JUSTICE SCALIA’S STANDARD WOULD REPRESENT A SIGNIFICANT CHANGE IN INTERPRETATION OF THE JURISDICTIONAL EXTENT OF THE CWA. SEE 80 FED. REG. 37054, 37056, 37060-37061 [WOTUS RULE].


  • President Trump’s Industrial Resolution

    JUNE 1, 2017 President Trump’s Industrial Resolution

    America First, jobs, jobs, jobs…

    I watched President Trump’s  full speech, and his decision, as an American taxpayer it made a lot of CENTS to me, in fact SPENDING MILLIONS AND BILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF AMERICAN TAXPAYER’S  MONEY AND LOSING TENS OF THOUSANDS OF AMERICAN  JOBS, TO SUBSIDIZE  AND SUPPORT THE WORLD’S BIGGEST GLOBAL POLLUTERS.

    AMERICA PAYS WHILE  THEY CONTINUE TO POLLUTE

    Donald Trump: U.S. leaves the Paris climate agreement 2017-06-01 …

    ▶ 28:02

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8TDM_Z52RM

    17 hours ago – Uploaded by JJ Arkiv

    Donald Trump: U.S. leaves the Paris climate agreement 2017-06-01. … Accord.” (C-SPAN) – Duration: 27 …

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    The bottom line….

    By definition President Trump’s INDUSTRIAL RESOLUTION, was a firm decision to do something or not to do something. period

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    HOW WAS THE  WA DC DEMOCRAT PROGRESSIVE UNITED NATIONS GLOBALIZATION ‘EDICT SYSTEM’ WORKING OUT FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA?

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    President Trump could have said, “I represent Port Angeles not Paris”

    Behind My Back | Trump Jr Human Toll Issues – WA DC Edicts

    www.behindmyback.org/2016/06/11/5111/

    Jun 11, 2016 – Donald Trump Jr has been informed of the issues. Toni Webb’s issues are… THE SOCIAL, ECONOMIC CATASTROPHE CAUSED BY …

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    Behind My Back | The Human Toll of WA DC Edicts 2012-2016

    www.behindmyback.org/2016/06/10/the-human-toll-of-wa-dc-edicts-2012-2016/

    Jun 10, 2016The Human Toll of WA DC Edicts 2012-2016. APR 26, 2016 – LET ME ASK AMERICA A QUESTION. HOW HAS THE ‘SYSTEM’ BEEN WORKING OUT FOR YOU …

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    Behind My Back | Doing Local Business From WA D.C. Edicts?

    www.behindmyback.org/2016/05/19/doing-local-business-from-wa-d-c-edicts/

    May 19, 2016 – My website, behindmyback.org, is dedicated to investigating, researching, documenting and disseminating information and reporting. EVERYTHING GOVERNMENT FROM SOUP TO NUTS.… is posted on my website. This was my 721st posting on my website,… Obama’s … Under The bipartisan Healthy Sustainable Food Act. In 2015 THE …

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    Pie N Politics » Human toll of Washington D.C. edicts — especially …

    pienpolitics.com/?p=25786

    Jun 11, 2016 – PNP comment: The below info was recently brought to our attention by Pearl Hewett in Port Angeles, Clallam County, Washington, who stated her county has …

    PNP comment: The below info was recently brought to our attention by Pearl Hewett in Port Angeles, Clallam County, Washington, who stated her county has the same problems as Siskiyou in California and Josephine Co. in Oregon. Below is the link to Pearl’s webpage connecting the dots. Also, a BIG thank you to our local KARE Assoc. for putting these facts together. They have followed and documented the destruction to the environment by the Greenies and government for more than 25 years! — Editor Liz Bowen

    http://www.behindmyback.org/2016/06/10/the-human-toll-of-wa-dc-edicts-2012-2016

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    DONALD J. TRUMP  ASKED AMERICA A  QUESTION

    “Let me ask America a question” – Donald J Trump – YouTube

    ▶ 5:41

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IMbfy-Ytmw

    Apr 16, 2016 – Uploaded by The Australian Patriarchy

    Article: http://www.wsj.com/articles/letmeaskamerica-a-question-1460675882 Archive: http …

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    JUNE 2, 2017 LET ME ASK AMERICA  TWO QUESTIONS.

    HOW DID THE  WA DC DEMOCRAT PROGRESSIVE UNITED NATIONS GLOBALIZATION ‘EDICT SYSTEM’ WORK OUT FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA?

    HOW IS PRESIDENT TRUMP’S, AMERICA FIRST, INDUSTRIAL RESOLUTION WORKING OUT FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA?

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    As President of the U.S.A, Donald Trump  left the Paris climate agreement 2017-06-01 an action  solving a big problem, dispute, and a contentious matter.

    The bottom line….

    By definition President Trump’s INDUSTRIAL RESOLUTION, was a firm decision to do something or not to do something. period


  • I Got A Phone Call From WA DC

    Yep, May 19, 2017, Rep Kilmer’s Martha called me from WA DC her time,  9:50 AM

    I received the call on my time,  12:50 PM West Coast time.

    We had about a 20 minute conversation.

    The rest of the story  is the timing  and content of the ridiculously absurd  email Rep Kilmer Friday, sent to me May 19, 2017 10:52 AM.

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    THIS IS THE STORY

    I have been emailing  a bunch of the postings on this website to Rep Kilmer on his “contact me”.  Checking the box I want a response.

    It took some goading, doing something continuously, provoking and  annoying, to stimulate action, reaction but I finally got  a  response from Kilmer’s office in WA DC.

    Martha wants to know

    What  I want from WA STATE Representative Derek Kilmer?

    Really? What do I want? This is my 920th posting on behindmyback.org. established  Jan 29, 2013

    Simply put, I want what Abraham Lincoln   wanted on Nov 19, 1863 “Gettysburg Address” that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain-that this nation, under God, 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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    What do I want?

    As a concerned American Grandmother, with three children, (10) grandchildren and (9) great grand children…

    I want exactly the same as We the hard working  American citizens want, the WA DC. establishment  of elected Representatives, both Republican’s  and Democrat’s to work for the American people not the party.

    What “we the American people want” is for all elected MEMBERS OF CONGRESS et al, like resistance, bad mouthing, obstructing, Schumer, Maxine Waters, Cummins, Pelosi, Feinstein, Pocahontas, Cantwell, Murray, and Kilmer to follow the lead of President Trump and put America and the American people first.

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    To the WA DC Politico establishment congress et al,  I would ask…

    “When honor and the law no longer stood  on the same side of the line, what did you stand for?

    You, members of congress et al, had a choice

    “You always have a choice. don’t ever imagine you don’t. Whatever you do, it’s a decision and you have to accept responsibility for it. That’s when honor becomes more than empty words.”

    Next time you’re faced with a choice, like fixing the Obamacare disaster, vote for the right thing. it will hurt all American’s less in the long run.”

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    You, the establishment politicians,  lost the election on Nov 8, 2016.

    YOU WERE OVERWHELMINGLY  REJECTED BY AMERICAN VOTERS

    GET OVER IT.

    TRUMP WON BECAUSE HE WAS NOT A  UNITED NATIONS GLOBALIZATION POLITICIAN AND HE LOVES AMERICA

    “WHEN HONOR AND THE LAW NO LONGER STOOD  ON THE SAME SIDE OF THE LINE, WHAT DID TRUMP STAND FOR?

    PRESIDENT TRUMP WON BECAUSE HE HAD A PLAN FOR AMERICA. HE  SIGNED A CONTRACT WITH THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND FIRST 100 DAY PLAN FOR AMERICA.

    AMERICAN VOTERS HAD A CHOICE

    IT WAS AN EASY CHOICE FOR AMERICAN CITIZENS.

    WITHOUT AMERICA THERE WOULD BE NO FREE WORLD

    WITHOUT PRESIDENT TRUMP THERE WOULD BE NO AMERICA

    AMERICA HAS DULY ELECTED  INTELLIGENT, HONORABLE, HONEST,  STRONG, LAW ENFORCING, HARD WORKING CONSTITUTIONALLY MOTIVATED,  TRULY PATRIOTIC, GLOBALLY POWERFUL  AMERICAN PRESIDENT.

    WHAT DO I WANT FROM WA DC?

    READ THE PLANS FOR AMERICA THAT MADE DONALD J. TRUMP PRESIDENT.

    Members of congress et al, The Next time you are  faced with a choice, like fixing the Obamacare disaster, protecting America’s borders, creating prosperity, like putting justice on the right side of the law, vote for the right thing for the American People.

    Members of congress et al,  always had a choice. Whatever you did, whatever you do,  Schumer, Maxine Waters, Cummins, Pelosi, Feinstein, Pocahontas, Kilmer, Murray, Cantwell,  We the American voters  know who you are, we know what you did,   it was  your decision, you own it and you are responsible for it.

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    Kilmer’s Martha and I talked for about 20 minutes, partly about lies and atrocities committed in America.

    The Benghazi lies, that I knew about two weeks after it happened and told Kilmer about in 2012.  The media cover up of the rape of a five year old developmentally disabled girl in Twin Falls Idaho, (got no response from Kilmer, Cantwell or Murray)  Female genital mutilation,  by a doctor Detroit U.S.A.  practicing medicine in Henry Ford Hospital.

    Martha said she would check out my website.

    And,  when Martha asked me What I wanted  Rep Kilmer to do about Obamacare, I said, I want Rep Kilmer to stand up in the U.S. House of Representative, cross the isle, and support a bipartisan fix in the best interest of the American people..

    I asked Martha to let me know when Rep Kilmer will be on C-SPAN doing it.

    The bottom line

    Members of congress et al,  always had a choice. Whatever you did, whatever you do,  Schumer, Maxine Waters, Cummins, Pelosi, Feinstein, Pocahontas, Kilmer, Murray, Cantwell,  We the American voters  know who you are, we know what you did,   it was  your decision, you own it and you are responsible for it.

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    THE REST OF THE STORY

    Yep, May 19, 2017 Martha called me from WA DC her time,  9:50 AM

    My time in Port Angeles WA,  12:50 PM

    Martha and I  had a 20 minute conversation 42 MINUTES  later WA DC time

    I received the  ridiculously absurd ..wildly illogical and wholly inappropriate robo response email from Rep Kilmer

    —– Original Message —–

    From: Representative Derek Kilmer

    To: phew@wavecable.com

    Sent: Friday, May 19, 2017 10:52 AM

    Subject: Responding to Your Message

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    Dear Ms. Hewett ,

    ABSURD SNIPPET FROM  KILMER’S EMAIL

    Thank you for contacting me regarding your concerns about President Donald Trump and the policies his administration is pursuing.

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    I AM A DEPLORABLE GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP

    I was Trump’s Campaign Chair in Clallam County  WA.

    Trump is the President of the United States of America and, by popular vote, Trump is the president in Kilmer’s hometown Port Angeles Clallam County WA

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    MORE ABSURD SNIPPETS FROM  KILMER’S EMAIL

    Kilmer shares my concerns…

    Kilmer appreciates me taking my time to share my thoughts with him.

    Kilmer thinks about the future he wants for his two little girls. He wants  his  daughters – and all kids.

    Kilmer says, Unfortunately, the new Trump Administration appears to have the wrong priorities.

    Kilmer says, Please know that I will continue to oppose these efforts.

    Kilmer says, America is the sum of its diverse parts, and Kilmer says he will vehemently oppose any attempts to undermine protection of our values.

    Kilmer says Trump has called into question the rule of law.

    Kilmer says, He  will also do all he can to ensure that Congress exercises its oversight authority and advocates for the rule of law.

    Kilmer says, If we are going to advance thoughtful, positive policies

    and if we are going to stop wrong-headed, divisive ones,

    we need citizens like you to be engaged. Thank you for that.

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    THE REST OF THE STORY DOCUMENTED

    —– Original Message —–

    From: Representative Derek Kilmer

    To: phew@wavecable.com

    Sent: Friday, May 19, 2017 10:52 AM

    Subject: Responding to Your Message

    Dear Ms. Hewett,

    Thank you for contacting me regarding your concerns about President Donald Trump and the policies his administration is pursuing. I share your concern, and I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with me.

    When I think about the next four years, I think about the future I want for my two little girls. I want my daughters – and all kids – to be able to get a top-notch education where their class sizes are small and their teachers are treated like professionals. As they grow older, I want my kids to be able to go to college without taking on mounds of debt. When they’re old enough, I want each of them to be able to get a good job that pays a good wage and has decent benefits – where they’re respected as working people. I want that for all Americans. I want my daughters to grow up in a world where discrimination is a thing of the past – where regardless of your race, religion, gender, orientation, ethnicity, ability or disability, you are a valued member of our community and our country. I want that future for them. I want them to grow up in a world where we protect the planet because we know our kids are only as safe as the water they drink, the air they breathe, and the earth we pass on to them.

    Frankly, those are the issues, among many others, that will be at stake in the years ahead.

    Unfortunately, the new Administration appears to have the wrong priorities. President Trump has already pursued policies that target immigrants, divide refugees by religion, and deny healthcare to millions of Americans. He has sought to undermine ongoing investigations into Russia’s engagement with our election and has called into question the rule of law. He has levied attacks on the judiciary and created enormous concerns about his own conflicts of interest. He has questioned the vital need to protect our environment for future generations.

    Please know that I will continue to oppose these efforts. America is the sum of its diverse parts, and I will vehemently oppose any attempts to undermine protection of our values.

    I will also do all I can to ensure that Congress exercises its oversight authority and advocates for the rule of law. The Constitution calls for protection of civil rights and civil liberties. It calls for the protection of free speech, freedom of religion, and a free press. It created an independent judiciary, empowered to review the actions of the executive branch to ensure they are legal and Constitutional. I respect that, and I’ll do everything in my power to make sure that our president respects those principles as well.

    Abraham Lincoln once said, “Public sentiment is everything.” If we are going to advance thoughtful, positive policies and if we are going to stop wrong-headed, divisive ones, we need citizens like you to be engaged. Thank you for that.

    Hearing the views of folks in our region is important to my work. I encourage you to continue to share your views with me on this topic or any other issue. Thank you for reaching out. It is an honor to serve as your representative.
    Sincerely,

    Derek Kilmer
    Member of Congress

     


  • WA DC Swamp Fake News Wildfires and Arson

    WA  DC Swamp Fake News Wildfires and Arson

    Weather. com question “HOW CAN A SWAMP CATCH ON FIRE?”

    If you support  President Trump you understand these analogies

    HOW DID THE WA DC SWAMP CATCH ON FIRE?

     “This is the worst I’ve seen it and I’ve never seen so many red flags”

    An estimated 320 Florida wildfires were intentionally set.

    www.mypalmbeachpost.com/…320-florida-wildfires…/wgtTopAd79CcdWpGdKzr2L/

    May 8, 2017 – FLORIDA’S WILDFIRES CONTINUE TO BLAZE WITH ARSON SUSPECTED in an … from the West Mims Fire burning in the Okefenokee SWAMP National Wildlife Refuge …

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    AN ESTIMATED 320 WILD FAKE NEWS STORIES WERE INTENTIONALLY STARTED BY ARSONISTS, LEAKED TO THE PRESS AND THEY CONTINUE BURNING IN WA DC SWAMP.

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    Swamps complicating Treasure Coast firefighting | Video – TC Palm

    www.tcpalm.com/story/news/local/2017/04/12/swamps…firefighting/100365056/

    Apr 12, 2017 – Swamps are drying out and catching fire. … State of emergency declared as more than 100 wildfires burn | Video, photos. It is one of nine …

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    THE WA DC DEMOCRATS ARE FIDDLING WHILE THEIR SWAMP  BURNS

    DRAINING THE WA DC SWAMP HAS BEEN COMPLICATED BY THE WA DC DEMOCRATS IN/ BY MEMBERS OF CONGRESS  AND  OBAMA’S LEFTOVERS  TO AVOID DEALING WITH THE REAL ISSUE CREATED BY THE FALSE NEWS, NATIONAL SECURITY AND PRIVACY.

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    MAY 17, 2017 PRESIDENT TRUMP AND HIS ADMINISTRATION ARE BUSY DEALING WITH REAL  U.S. GOVERNMENT AND GLOBAL ISSUES.

    MEANWHILE, OUR PRESIDENT IS UP TO HIS ARMPITS IN ALLIGATORS TRYING TO DRAIN THE WA DC SWAMP, NO WORRIES, HE WAS FOREWARNED BY PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN

    FEB 10, 1982 “I KNOW IT’S HARD  WHEN YOU ARE UP TO YOUR ARMPITS IN ALLIGATORS TO REMEMBER YOU ARE HERE TO DRAIN THE SWAMP”

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    HERE ARE SOME “LOL” ANALOGICAL FACTS ABOUT ALLIGATORS

    ALLIGATORS FORM SO-CALLED “BELLOWING CHORUSES”. LARGE GROUPS OF ANIMALS BELLOW TOGETHER FOR A FEW MINUTES A FEW TIMES A DAY, USUALLY ONE TO THREE HOURS AFTER SUNRISE.

    THE BELLOWS OF MALE AMERICAN ALLIGATORS ARE ACCOMPANIED BY POWERFUL BLASTS OF INFRA SOUND ANOTHER FORM OF MALE DISPLAY IS A LOUD HEAD-SLAP.

    RECENTLY, ON SPRING NIGHTS ALLIGATORS WERE FOUND TO GATHER IN LARGE NUMBERS FOR GROUP COURTSHIP, THE SO-CALLED “ALLIGATOR DANCES”.

    ALTHOUGH ALLIGATORS HAVE NO VOCAL CORDS, MALES BELLOW LOUDLY TO ATTRACT MATES AND WARN OFF OTHER MALES BY SUCKING AIR INTO THEIR LUNGS AND BLOWING IT OUT IN …

    MOST OF THE MUSCLE IN AN ALLIGATOR’S JAW EVOLVED TO BITE AND GRIP PREY. THE MUSCLES THAT CLOSE THE JAWS ARE EXCEPTIONALLY POWERFUL, BUT THE MUSCLES FOR OPENING THEIR JAWS ARE COMPARATIVELY WEAK.

    AS A RESULT, AN ADULT HUMAN CAN HOLD AN ALLIGATOR’S JAWS SHUT BARE-HANDED.

    IT IS COMMON TODAY TO USE SEVERAL WRAPS OF DUCT TAPE TO PREVENT AN ADULT ALLIGATOR FROM OPENING ITS JAWS WHEN BEING HANDLED OR TRANSPORTED.

    If you support  President Trump you understand these analogies, you will LOL  and no explanation is necessary.

    Simply put….

    IF YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND YOU ARE A  DEMOCRAT.


  • President Trumps Reformation of America

    President Trumps Reformation of America

    DONALD J. TRUMP’S CAMPAIGN WAS REFORMATION OF U.S. GOV.’S  ESTABLISHED POLICY OF ROBBING PETER TO PAY PAUL.

    TO TAKE FROM ONE MERELY TO GIVE TO ANOTHER; TO DISCHARGE ONE DEBT BY INCURRING ANOTHER.

    JUN 28, 2016  DONALD TRUMP SAYS U.S. ROBBED BY ‘ELITE’ TRUMP OUTLINED SEVEN STEPS HE WOULD TAKE TO HELP BRING BACK AMERICAN JOBS LOST TO GLOBALIZATION, INCLUDING WITHDRAWING THE U.S. FROM THE …

    ROBBING PETER TO PAY PAUL STARTED AS AN ISSUE TO  REFORM  CATHOLIC CHURCH TAXES AND TITHES

    BUT, ENDED UP WITH MARTIN LUTHER’S PROTESTANT REFORMATION

    THE WORLD WOULD BE FOREVER TRANSFORMED.

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    Historians usually date the start of the PROTESTANT REFORMATION to the  publication of  95 Theses written in 1517 by Martin Luther, professor of moral theology at the University of Wittenberg

    THE FIRST BOOKS GUTENBERG PRINTED WITH HIS PRESS WERE COPIES OF THE BIBLE.

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    The Protestant Reformation

    Gutenberg’s printing press “meant more access to information, more dissent, more informed discussion and more widespread criticism of authorities,” observes the British Library. As such, the printing press played a key role in popularizing ideas associated with the new Protestant faith during the European Reformation, allowing the press to “shape and channel a mass movement,”

    Protestant thinkers used the printing press to spread their ideas across Europe, pamphlets by Reformation leader Martin Luther, outnumbering Catholic writers five to three and making up 20 percent of all pamphlets published between 1500 and 1530. The invention of the printing press removed control of written material from the Catholic Church

    G.R. Evans writes, “THE PRINTING PRESS WAS THE FACEBOOK OR TWITTER OF ITS TIME.” It was a new and exciting technology and it was fast. What was said in print had the power to spread much faster and much farther than anything before it

    THE WORLD WOULD BE FOREVER TRANSFORMED.

    ”NO REFORMER WAS MORE ADEPT THAN MARTIN LUTHER AT USING THE POWER OF THE GUTENBERG PRESS TO SPREAD AND COMMUNICATE HIS IDEAS. BETWEEN 1518 AND 1525, LUTHER PUBLISHED MORE WORKS THAN THE NEXT 17 MOST PROLIFIC REFORMERS COMBINED.

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    UNTIL DONALD J. TRUMP…..

    IT WAS JUST A MATTER OF TIME AND TECHNOLOGY

    HISTORIANS WILL DATE THE START OF THE TRUMP’S REFORMATION OF AMERICA  TO JUNE 16, 2015 WHEN HE FORMALLY ANNOUNCED HIS CANDIDACY FOR PRESIDENT OF  THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

    AMERICAN HISTORY IS FILLED WITH NOTABLE PRESIDENTIAL COMMUNICATORS: LINCOLN, FDR, KENNEDY, REAGAN AND OBAMA. EACH, IN THEIR TIME, USED THEIR SKILLED ORATORY ALONG WITH THE TECHNOLOGY OF THEIR DAY, TO DELIVER THEIR MESSAGE TO A NATION AND THE WORLD.

    DONALD J. TRUMP WON SOCIAL MEDIA.

    TRUMP WAS THE MOST GOOGLED CANDIDATE, AND ALSO MOST MENTIONED ON TWITTER AND FACEBOOK.

    INDEED, DONALD J. TRUMP BECAME THE MOST PROLIFIC COMMUNICATIONS REFORMER IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD.

     BASED ON THE HISTORICAL PREMISE OF ROBBING PETER TO PAY PAUL.

    TO TAKE FROM ONE MERELY TO GIVE TO ANOTHER; TO DISCHARGE ONE DEBT BY INCURRING ANOTHER.

    JUN 28, 2016  DONALD TRUMP SAYS U.S. ROBBED BY ‘ELITE’ TRUMP OUTLINED SEVEN STEPS HE WOULD TAKE TO HELP BRING BACK AMERICAN JOBS LOST TO GLOBALIZATION, INCLUDING WITHDRAWING THE U.S. FROM THE …

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    Since  June 2015 President Trump has said lots of negative things about the media since he began running for the White House.

    Meanwhile, the public’s trust in PUBLIC mass media dropped to its lowest level in Gallup polling history. Fewer than one in three Americans have confidence in the media to “report the news fully, accurately, and fairly.

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    WHAT WE DO KNOW IS THE POWER OF SOCIAL MEDIA WIELDED DIRECTLY AND PERSONALLY BY A PRESIDENT ON A MISSION TO “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN” HAS BEEN QUITE EFFECTIVE.

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    ON NOV 8, 2016 PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP CHANGED THE WORLD, CASH STRAPPED HARD WORKING AMERICAN CITIZEN VOTED FOR AND ELECTED A NON-ESTABLISHMENT PRESIDENT,  DONALD J. TRUMP  TO STOP THE GLOBALIZATION POLICY OF ROBBING PETER TO PAY PAUL AND PUT AMERICA FIRST.

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    TRUMP WAS  ELECTED  PRESIDENT  AND THE SOCIAL PHENOMENA, GLOBAL MASS HYSTERIA ENSUED…..

    PERPETUATED AND INFLAMED BY THE CHERRY PICKING LIBERAL PUBLIC NEWS MEDIA WHETHER REAL, OR FALSE NEWS,  TRANSMITTING,  COLLECTIVE ILLUSIONS OF THREATS, OR IMAGINARY, THROUGH A POPULATION IN SOCIETY.

    IN SOCIOLOGY AND PSYCHOLOGY, MASS HYSTERIA (ALSO KNOWN AS COLLECTIVE HYSTERIA, GROUP HYSTERIA, OR COLLECTIVE OBSESSIONAL BEHAVIOR) IS A PHENOMENON THAT TRANSMITS COLLECTIVE ILLUSIONS OF THREATS, WHETHER REAL OR IMAGINARY, THROUGH A POPULATION IN SOCIETY AS A RESULT OF RUMORS AND FEAR.

    THE SOCIAL PHENOMENON MASS HYSTERIA?

    STARTING WITH  THE 1600 WITCH HUNTS….

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    John F. Markey: A Redefinition of Social Phenomena – Brock University

    https://brocku.ca/MeadProject/Markey/Markey_1926.html

    The purpose of this article is to consider some of the facts which are becoming increasingly evident in regard to the meaning of social phenomena. Evidences …(FROM 1926?)

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    TRUMP  MASTERED TWITTER BY EMBRACED IMMEDIACY TRANSPARENCY AND TRUTH,  TO BY- PASS THE FAKE NEW.

    Feb 16, 2017 – US President Donald Trump has launched a ferocious attack on the media while defending his record during his first weeks in office. Mr Trump …

    Apr 6, 2017 – If there’s been one consistent thread through Donald Trump’s relatively brief political career, it’s this: The media are bad, biased and generally …

    NO KIDDING?  the public’s trust in PUBLIC mass media dropped to its lowest level in Gallup polling history. Fewer than one in three Americans have confidence in the media to “report the news fully, accurately, and fairly.

    THE LIBERAL MEDIA PRESS REPORTERS HAVE AN  “INCREDIBLE” LEVEL OF  HOSTILITY TOWARDS WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY.

    May 11, 2017 TRUMP SAID THERE’S AN “INCREDIBLE” LEVEL OF HOSTILITY FROM REPORTERS TOWARD PRESS SECRETARY SEAN SPICER AND HIS DEPUTY, SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS.

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    SEAN SPICER HAS A JOB AT THE WHITE HOUSE.

    HE IS THE  PRESS SECRETARY

    WHAT IS A HOSTILE WORKPLACE?

    Conduct and speech typically considered “hostile” is intimidating, offensive, abusive and/or otherwise offensive, going beyond rudeness or casual joking. … TO QUALIFY AS A “HOSTILE” WORKPLACE, CONDUCT MUST BE INTENTIONAL, SEVERE, RECURRING AND/OR PERVASIVE AND INTERFERE WITH THE EMPLOYEE’S ABILITY TO PERFORM HIS/HER JOB.

    WHAT IS A HOSTILE WORK ENVIRONMENT?. … In United States labor law, a hostile work environment exists when one’s behavior within a workplace creates an environment that is difficult or uncomfortable for another person to work in.

    WHY WOULD PRESIDENT TRUMP ASK ANYONE TO WORK IN A HOSTILE WORK ENVIRONMENT?

    RECURRING? The 45-year-old held his first press briefing on January 21, 2017  where he admonished TIME Magazine reporter Zeke Miller for falsely reporting Trump had removed a bust of Martin Luther King from the Oval office.

     Feb 24, 2017 – Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, has already had a series of combative encounters.

     May 11, 2017 TRUMP SAID THERE’S AN “INCREDIBLE” LEVEL OF HOSTILITY FROM REPORTERS TOWARD PRESS SECRETARY SEAN SPICER AND HIS DEPUTY, SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS.


  • Trump’s War on Illegal Immigrants and Crime

    Trump’s War on Illegal Immigrants and Crime

    IN SPITE OF THE LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL  POLITICO ANTI-TRUMP ESTABLISHMENTS Etal. RADICAL PROGRESSIVE OBSTRUCTIONIST.

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    PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS REDUCED THE FLOW OF  ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS  BY 61% AND THE TONS OF KILLER DRUGS THEY BROUGHT WITH THEM INTO OUR HOMELAND.

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    STATISTICS FROM LETHAL DRUG OVERDOSES THAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

     IN JUST ONE YEAR 2015, UNDER OBAMA’S LIBERAL CARE THERE WERE  52,404 LETHAL DRUG OVERDOSES IN AMERICA.

    BECAUSE OF THE FAILED POLICIES  LEFT BY OBAMA, DURING  PRESIDENT TRUMP’S  FIRST 100 DAYS IN OFFICE, ON AVERAGE, 13,800 PEOPLE IN AMERICA DIED FROM LETHAL DRUG OVERDOSES.

     JAN 1, 2016 THE UNITED STATES IS EXPERIENCING AN EPIDEMIC OF DRUG OVERDOSE (POISONING) DEATHS. SINCE 2000, THE RATE OF DEATHS FROM DRUG OVERDOSES HAS INCREASED 137%, INCLUDING A 200% INCREASE IN THE RATE OF OVERDOSE DEATHS INVOLVING OPIOIDS (OPIOID PAIN RELIEVERS AND HEROIN).

     INDEED, PRESIDENT TRUMP  HAS REDUCED THE FLOW OF  ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS  BY 61% AND THE TONS OF KILLER DRUGS THEY BROUGHT WITH THEM INTO OUR HOMELAND

    Even the mainstream (LIBERAL) media couldn’t argue with Trump’s claims of a dramatic decrease in illegal immigration since becoming president, as Politifact fact-checked his statements and found that historical data from the Border Patrol backs up his claims.

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    9 Things You Need To Know About Illegal Immigration And Crime …

    www.dailywire.com/…/9-things-you-need-know-about-illegal-immigration-aaron-ban…

    OCT 22, 2016 – ALMOST 50 PERCENT OF FEDERAL CRIMES WERE COMMITTED NEAR THE MEXICO BORDER. … 5. A DISPROPORTIONATE AMOUNT OF ILLEGALS ARE IN STATE PRISONS.

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    2014, some 69,000 of the 1.6 million state plus federal prisoners were noncitizens, per a September 2015 report by the federal Bureau of Justice Statistics,

    THOUGH WE NOTICED THAT REPORT LACKED COUNTS FOR SEVERAL STATES INCLUDING CALIFORNIA.

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    OCT 22, 2016 –  A DISPROPORTIONATE AMOUNT OF ILLEGALS ARE IN STATE PRISONS.

    After we circled back to Smith’s office with the figures we’d found, Smith’s deputy chief of staff, Chris Philp, said by email that Smith had meant to tell the delegates

    THAT “ONE-THIRD OF FEDERAL SENTENCES GO TO ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS,

    NOT THAT ONE-THIRD OF FEDERAL PRISONERS ARE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS.”

    MORE TO THE POINT, THE GOVERNMENT DOESN’T SORT ALL INMATES BY IMMIGRATION STATUS,

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    NINE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION AND CRIME. continued….

    ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION AND CRIME BECAME A HOT TOPIC THIS ELECTION CYCLE AS SOON AS DONALD TRUMP BURST INTO THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY WITH HIS CALL TO BUILD A WALL TO KEEP CRIMINAL ILLEGAL ALIENS OUT OF THE COUNTRY.

    Such policy discussions have fallen by the wayside as the election cycle morphed into a mudslinging fight of personal insults and accusations of sexual assaults, but the link between illegal immigration and crime is still worth discussing, ESPECIALLY SINCE TRUMP’S INITIAL HIGHLIGHTING OF THE ISSUE FUELED HIS RISE.

    HERE ARE NINE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION AND CRIME.

    1. Federal, state and local governments keep data involving illegal immigration and crime out of the public purview. Fox News reported in 2015 that a source from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said “that comprehensive statistics on illegal immigrant crime are not available from the federal government, and suggested contacting county, state and federal jail and prison systems individually to compose a tally, a process that would encompass thousands of local departments.”

    Former Department of Justice attorney J. Christian Adams also told Fox News that some states do readily track illegal immigration and crime, but they withhold the specific numbers from the public out of fear of backlash from the federal government or for political purposes.

    However, there is still some data that can be pieced together to examine illegal immigration and crime, and evidence suggests that there is a correlation between the two.

    1. Available evidence suggests that illegals are more likely to commit crimes than the rest of the population. Fox News sorted through myriad “local, state and federal statistics” and found that “illegal immigrants are three times as likely to be convicted of murder as members of the general population and account for far more crimes than their 3.5-percent share of the U.S. population would suggest.”

    The percentage of illegals committing the number of crimes are as follows, according to Fox News:

    • 13.6 percent of those sentenced for all committed crimes in the country
    • 12 percent of murder sentences
    • 16 percent of trafficking sentences
    1. Almost 50 percent of federal crimes were committed near the Mexico border. A report from the Department of Justice in 2014 found the following, via Judicial Watch:

    Of the 61,529 criminal cases initiated by federal prosecutors last fiscal year, more than 40%—or 24,746—were filed in court districts neighboring the Mexican border. This includes Arizona, New Mexico, Southern California, Western Texas and Southern Texas. The two Texas districts each had more than double the convictions of all four federal court districts in the state of New York combined, according to the DOJ report. The Western Texas District had the nation’s heaviest crime flow, with 6,341 cases filed by the feds. In Southern Texas 6,130 cases were filed, 4,848 in Southern California, 3,889 in New Mexico and 3,538 in Arizona.

    Not surprisingly, most of the offenses were immigration related. In fact, 38.6% of all federal cases (23,744) filed last year involved immigration, the DOJ report confirms. Nearly 22% (13,383) were drug related, 19.7% (12,123) were violent crimes and 10.2% (6,300) involved white-collar offenses that include a full range of frauds committed by business and government professionals. This is hardly earth-shattering news in fact, the nation’s southern border region has for years been known for its high crime rate compared to the rest of the country.

    Judicial Watch also notes that the crimes near the border had been spiking at such an “alarming rate” that “Mexican and American journalists have largely stopped reporting it,” whether for ideological reasons or to avoid backlash from the drug cartels.

    1. Illegal immigrants accounted for nearly 75 percent of federal drug sentences in 2014.This is according to the United States Sentencing Commission, which also found that illegals were involved in nearly 17 percent of drug-trafficking sentences and over 33 percent of federal sentences overall.
    2. A disproportionate amount of illegals are in state prisons. Peter Kirsanow, a member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and a lawyer, reviewed statistics from the Government Accountability Office and Pew Research Center and compared the number of illegals and non-illegals imprisoned for murder-related offenses in a 2015 National Review piece. Some of his findings:
    • There were 68.57 illegal aliens imprisoned for every 100,000 illegals in Arizona, compared to 54.06 citizens and legal noncitizens imprisoned for every 100,000 citizens and legal noncitizens.
    • There were 97.2 illegals imprisoned for every 100,000 illegals in California, compared to 74.1 citizens and legal noncitizens imprisoned per 100,000 citizen and legal noncitizens.
    • There were 54.85 illegals imprisoned for every 100,00 illegals in Florida, compared to 67.8 legal immigrants imprisoned for every 100,000 legal immigrants.
    • There were 168.75 illegals imprisoned for every 100,000 illegals in New York, compared to 48.12 legal immigrants imprisoned for every 100,000 legal immigrants.
    • There were 54.54 illegals imprisoned for every 100,000 illegals in Texas, compared to 65.43 legal immigrants .

    Kirsanow acknowledged that while comparing murder incarceration rates isn’t a perfect measurement, “it’s difficult to contend that illegal aliens are more law-abiding than legal residents — at least when it comes to major crimes.” But the more disturbing fact was that “approximately 2,430 illegal aliens are in prison just for homicide-related offenses” in California alone.

    “If one assumes that each illegal alien so imprisoned was responsible for just one homicide-related offense, that amounts to about a couple thousand major crimes that, arguably, wouldn’t have occurred but for the actors’ unlawful presence in the United States,” Kirsanow notes. “That translates to thousands of American citizens (and others) across the country slaughtered by individuals who shouldn’t have been here in the first place.”

    1. Tens of thousands of criminal illegals have been released by ICE and are at large in the country. In 2015, ICE released almost 20,000 illegals that committed 64,000 crimes that involve “12,307 drunken driving convictions, 1,728 cases of assault, 216 kidnappings and more than 200 homicide or manslaughter convictions,” according to the Washington Times. It’s even worse when one considers the fact that the Obama administration released “86,000 illegal immigrants who have committed over 231,000 crimes in just the past two and a half years,” according to Independent Journal Review.
    2. The rise in illegals crossing the border has fueled gang violence. In March, the Daily Caller reported that the barbaric MS-13 gang has been recruiting young illegals, resulting in higher crime in the Washington, D.C area. In fact, Montgomery County in Maryland “has seen an unprecedented level of gang-related violence in the last 8 months – with illegal immigrant youth being responsible for 85 percent of street robberies,” according to IJ Review. The horrors of MS-13 have extended to the Brentwood community in Long Island, NY, where the remains of a dead teenager was found for the fifth time in six weeks, likely the result of MS-13.
    3. Sanctuary cities have hampered law enforcement in cracking down on gangs. Heather Mac Donald documented the frustrations of Los Angeles law enforcement officers in 2004 when they couldn’t touch known gang members because of their status as illegals:

    “We can’t even talk about it,” says a frustrated LAPD captain. “People are afraid of a backlash from Hispanics.” Another LAPD commander in a predominantly Hispanic, gang-infested district sighs: “I would get a firestorm of criticism if I talked about [enforcing the immigration law against illegals].”

    The issue is that these gang members tended to sneak back into the country even after they were deported for heinous crimes, and police officers couldn’t enforce immigration laws against them and would have to resort to surveilling these gang members until they commit a crime.

    While these statistics from Mac Donald’s piece are dated, it illustrates just how badly the sanctuary policy has hampered crime:

    • In Los Angeles, 95 percent of all outstanding warrants for homicide (which total 1,200 to 1,500) target illegal aliens. Up to two-thirds of all fugitive felony warrants (17,000) are for illegal aliens.
    • A confidential California Department of Justice study reported in 1995 that 60 percent of the 20,000-strong 18th Street Gang in southern California is illegal; police officers say the proportion is actually much greater. The bloody gang collaborates with the Mexican Mafia, the dominant force in California prisons, on complex drug-distribution schemes, extortion, and drive-by assassinations, and commits an assault or robbery every day in L.A. County. The gang has grown dramatically over the last two decades by recruiting recently arrived youngsters, most of them illegal, from Central America and Mexico.
    • The leadership of the Columbia Lil’ Cycos gang, which uses murder and racketeering to control the drug market around L.A.’s MacArthur Park, was about 60 percent illegal in 2002, says former assistant U.S. attorney Luis Li. Francisco Martinez, a Mexican Mafia member and an illegal alien, controlled the gang from prison, while serving time for felonious reentry following deportation.

    Unsurprisingly, violent crime has skyrocketed recently in Los Angeles as illegal immigration has surged. In fact, crime among sanctuary cities in general has increased.

    1. Crime has also increased among major cities that are “immigration hubs.” Daily Wire editor-in-chief Ben Shapiro has written:

    David Frum of The Atlantic, no hard-core immigration opponent, wrote in 2015 that as of 2011, there were 25,000 illegal immigrants serving murder sentences, and nearly 3 million offenses committed by illegal immigrants between 2003 and 2009, including 70,000 sex crimes and hundreds of thousands of other violent crimes. “After years of welcome decline,” Frum pointed out, “crime rates are rising in immigration hubs including Houston, Milwaukee, Phoenix, and San Diego.” Former Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo reported in 2015 that between “2008 and 2014, 40% of all murder convictions in Florida were criminal aliens. In New York it was 34% and Arizona 17.8%. During those years, criminal aliens accounted for 38% of all murder convictions in the five states of California, Texas, Arizona, Florida and New York, while illegal aliens constitute only 5.6% of the total population in those states.

    Some individual examples of those who were victimized by illegals can be seen here and here.

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    snippets provided from …

    MAY 15, 2016

    http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/why-america-cant-quit-the-drug-war-20160505

    AUG 25, 2016

    http://www.politifact.com/texas/statements/2016/aug/25/lamar-smith/mostly-false-lamar-smith-claim-one-third-federal-i/

    OCT 22, 2016 full unedited text above

    http://www.dailywire.com/news/10155/9-things-you-need-know-about-illegal-immigration-aaron-bandler

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    JAN 20, 2017  snippets from

    http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/01/20/obama-used-more-clemency-power/

    BARACK OBAMA ENDED HIS PRESIDENCY HAVING GRANTED CLEMENCY TO MORE PEOPLE CONVICTED OF FEDERAL CRIMES THAN ANY CHIEF EXECUTIVE IN 64 YEARS

    OVERALL, OBAMA GRANTED CLEMENCY TO 1,927 INDIVIDUALS, A FIGURE THAT INCLUDES 1,715 COMMUTATIONS AND 212 PARDONS.

    But he, OBAMA, also received far more requests for clemency than any U.S. president on record, LARGELY AS A RESULT OF AN INITIATIVE SET UP BY HIS ADMINISTRATION TO SHORTEN PRISON TERMS FOR NONVIOLENT

    FEDERAL INMATES CONVICTED OF DRUG CRIMES.

    Of course, Obama received such a large number of clemency requests in part BECAUSE HIS ADMINISTRATION ASKED FOR THEM. UNDER A PROGRAM LAUNCHED IN 2014 KNOWN AS THE Clemency Initiative, the Justice Department encouraged “qualified federal inmates– as defined by DOJ criteria – to apply to have their prison sentences commuted. The initiative led to a surge in requests and also helps explain why Obama’s use of clemency tilted so heavily toward sentence commutations, rather than pardons.

    “QUALIFIED FEDERAL INMATES” DEFINED AS?

    THEY ARE NON-VIOLENT, LOW-LEVEL OFFENDERS WITHOUT “SIGNIFICANT?” TIES TO LARGE SCALE CRIMINAL ORGANIZATIONS, GANGS OR CARTELS;

    In his record use of commutations, Obama reduced sentences for federal inmates who were convicted in all 50 states, according to our analysis. Among those who received reduced penalties were 568 individuals serving life sentences and two who had been sentenced to death.

    INDEED, including 1,913 pardons, 118 commutations and 13 remissions – during his nearly eight years in office, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of Department of Justice statistics.

    Note: This is an update of a post originally published Dec. 9, 2016.

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    APRIL 27, 2017 snippets from

    5 facts about illegal immigration in the U.S. | Pew Research Center

    www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/…/5-facts-about-illegal-immigration-in-the-u-s/

    4 days ago – The number of unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. was lower in 2015 than at the end of the Great Recession. Here are five key findings about …

    LISTED AS NUMBER FOUR (4)

    SIX STATES ACCOUNT FOR 59% of unauthorized immigrants: CALIFORNIA, TEXAS, FLORIDA, NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY AND ILLINOIS.

    But individual states have experienced different trends. From 2009 to 2014, the unauthorized immigrant population decreased in seven states: Alabama, California, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Nevada and South Carolina. In all of them, the decline was due to a decrease in unauthorized immigrants from Mexico.

    IN SIX STATES, THE UNAUTHORIZED IMMIGRANT POPULATION ROSE OVER THE SAME TIME PERIOD: LOUISIANA, MASSACHUSETTS, NEW JERSEY, PENNSYLVANIA, VIRGINIA AND WASHINGTON.

    IN ALL OF THESE BUT LOUISIANA, THE INCREASES WERE DUE TO GROWTH IN UNAUTHORIZED IMMIGRANT POPULATIONS FROM NATIONS OTHER THAN MEXICO.

    (IN LOUISIANA, THE OVERALL INCREASE WAS DRIVEN BY AN INCREASE IN MEXICAN UNAUTHORIZED IMMIGRANTS.)

    To learn more: Explore unauthorized immigrant population trends for states, birth countries and regions, and see an interactive map and detailed table showing our latest estimates of the unauthorized immigrant population by state.

    Note: This post was originally published on Nov. 18, 2014, and has been updated to include more recent data.

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    GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP

    God Bless the U.S.A. by Lee Greenwood – YouTube

     


  • I Learned a Lot Watching CSPAN

    You’re Never too Old to Learn

    I learned a lot watching CSPAN 1 last night, April 29, 2017

    I watched CSPAN 1  LIVE  Stream: of President Donald J. Trump Rally in Harrisburg, PA

    THEN, CSPAN 1  immediately went to

    White House Correspondents’ Association

    www.whca.net/  Fri.  April 28, 2017 White House Correspondents’ Association Announces 2017 Award winners … Over the years, many of our association’s activities have been documented by C-SPAN

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    It took me  just a few minutes, clips on President Trump’s Press Meetings and remarks about California Universities for me to link the manipulation and farce of the progressive liberal self serving Correspondents scholarship program…

    However,  it took me all day today researching  to find this Feb 27, 2017 posting on line.

    THE REST OF THE STORY BY PEARL HARVEY…..

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    TRUMP TO SKIP WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS’ DINNER: ‘NO REASON FOR HIM TO GO …. TO FUND A SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM THAT, IN TURN, FUNDS YOUNG LIBERAL JOURNALISTS.

    Those White House Correspondents’ Association Scholarships | The …

    https://spectator.org/those-white-house-correspondents-association-scholarships/

    Feb 27, 2017 – Trump to skip White House correspondents’ dinner: ‘No reason for him to go …. to fund a scholarship program that, in turn, funds young liberal journalists, … Breitbart or Spectator or Rush or Hannity fan get a shot at writing or …

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    Snippets

    Stop. Catch the last part of that line? This part: “… and recognizing the promising students who represent the next generation of our profession.”

    This is a reference to the fact that the Correspondents’ Dinner uses its proceeds to fund scholarships for those “promising students” who are the “next generation of our profession.” 

    Now. What questions are not being asked here — by journalists? Journalists whose job it is to ask questions.

    What is the elephant in the room that seems to be blissfully ignored?

    WHAT IS THE CENTRAL COMPLAINT OF PRESIDENT TRUMP? And indeed the routine complaint of Republican presidents and presidential candidates (not to mention rank-and-file conservatives) for decades?

    That would be that the media suffers from what seems to be — after several decades of this — an incurable liberal bias. And not by accident, either.

     All those polls taken over the years (like this one from Pew in 2008) repeatedly show a heavy liberal tilt in the journalism community.

    THE WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS’ ASSOCIATION IS BUT A DROP IN THE OCEAN OF TODAY’S MEDIA, YET A LOOK AT THE SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS THE GROUP ADVERTISES ON ITS WEBSITE IS A TELLING IF NOT STARTLING LOOK AT HOW LIBERAL BIAS IN THE MEDIA IS SELF-PERPETUATED, PASSED FROM ONE GENERATION TO THE NEXT.

    Here is the link to the overall site. And a visit here to the section labeled “Scholarships” shows winners from last year with President Obama. And what does the site say? This:

    WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS’ ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES 2016 SCHOLARS

    The White House Correspondents’ Association is pleased to announce 18 scholarship winners in partnership with Howard University, Northwestern University, Columbia University, University of Missouri, University of California at Berkeley, University of Maryland, and the George Washington University.

    So far, so good. Then it lists the winners — AND THEIR INTERESTS. Among those interests?

    • A Howard University winner “is determined to write about the plight of what he calls America’s ‘throwaway’ people: the homeless on our streets, often mentally ill, who are sometimes ignored in our society.”
    • A Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism winner wants “to hone her skills as a political and social justice reporter.”
    • A COLUMBIA SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM WINNER WANTS TO USE HER REPORTING SKILLS FOR “ULTIMATELY FOCUSING ON POLITICAL ISLAM; PROBLEMS FACED BY MUSLIM IMMIGRANTS AND THE WAY RELIGION IN GENERAL AND ISLAM IN PARTICULAR IS ABUSED BY RADICALS IN UNDERDEVELOPED COUNTRIES.”
    • A University of Missouri, Columbia winner says her “favorite stories are those that involve issues of corporate social responsibility.”
    • Another University of Missouri, Columbia winner enjoys “writing about the connectivity of science, health and the environment with social justice issues.”
    • A University of California, Berkeley winner has been writing “for media outlets such as Univision Noticias.”
    • A University of Maryland, College Park winner “does volunteer work with organizations such as the Maryland Association of Black Journalists, the Capitol Area Food Bank, SHARE Food Network and Kaiser Permanente.”

    NOTICE A CURIOUS PATTERN HERE?

    NOT ONE OF THE UNIVERSITIES THAT WHCA PARTNERS WITH HAS A REPUTATION FOR CONSERVATISM. There is, for example, no partnership with a Hillsdale College or Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University or some similar conservative institution of higher learning.

     AND NOTE ALL OF THESE WINNERS ARE INTERESTED IN USING THEIR JOURNALISTIC SKILLS ON ISSUES LIKE SOCIAL JUSTICE, THE HOMELESS, THE ABUSE OF ISLAM BY RADICALS, CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND MORE.

    STRANGELY, IN TERMS OF THE POLITICAL SPECTRUM, EVERY ONE OF THESE ISSUES AND MORE ARE TRADITIONALLY IDENTIFIED AS ISSUES IMPORTANT TO LIBERALS.

    Not one of these winners, one suspects, would be into investigating Planned Parenthood. There are, one similarly suspects, no pro-lifers here.

    The winner who contributes to UNIVISION NOTICIAS, famously the home of Trump critics like anchorman JORGE RAMOS, is, one suspects, not eager to be a conservative journalist.

     One can also suspect that these kids will not be seeking writing jobs here at The American Spectator or interning for Rush Limbaugh or Sean Hannity at Fox. Indeed, Rush informs that to the degree he has used interns in his various projects they are “never from WCHA.” Hannity was a similar negative, when asked. And a query to Wlady Pleszczynski, the editorial director of The American Spectator and editor of AmSpec Online, as to whether there had ever been a WCHA scholarship winner on the premises drew this response: “A joke question, right!?”

    Let’s be clear. Hooray for scholarships. Hooray for ambitious college kids who want a future in journalism. But, at least per the WCHA’s own website, the winners selected by the group for 2016 seem to have been — to a person —

     NOT JUST YOUNG JOURNALISTS IN TRAINING BUT MORE TO THE POINT YOUNG LIBERAL JOURNALISTS IN TRAINING.

     ALL DRAWN FROM A POOL SUPPLIED BY LIBERAL UNIVERSITIES.

     If past WHCA scholarship winners have wound up anywhere in the conservative media — at, say, the Washington Times, Glenn Beck’s the Blaze, National Review, or — gasp! — Breitbart, there is no indication. (Indeed, in the current day, one can only imagine the uproar inside the WHCA, if a scholarship winner was in any way associated with Steve Bannon’s favorite conservative site.)

    Among other things, what the dust-up over President Trump’s non-appearance at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner has revealed IS THAT PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES ARE USED AS THE MAIN ATTRACTION TO FUND A SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM THAT, IN TURN, FUNDS YOUNG LIBERAL JOURNALISTS,

     THE PARTICULAR IRONY BEING THAT REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTS HAVE BEEN ESSENTIALLY USED TO PERPETUATE THE LIBERAL MEDIA BIAS THAT THEY AND THEIR SUPPORTERS SO FREQUENTLY COMPLAIN OF.

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    PAUL HARVEY, was an American radio broadcaster for the ABC Radio Networks. He broadcast News and Comment on weekday mornings and mid-days, and at noon on Saturdays, as well as his famous The Rest of the Story segments.

    From the 1950s through the 1990s, Harvey’s programs reached as many as 24 million people a week. Paul Harvey News was carried on 1,200 radio stations, 400 Armed Forces Network stations and 300 newspapers.

    AT THE END OF A REPORT ABOUT SOMEONE WHO HAD DONE SOMETHING RIDICULOUS OR OFFENSIVE, HARVEY WOULD SAY, “SHE WOULD WANT US TO MENTION HER NAME”

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    A CanadianAmerican  SAMANTHA BEE’S SHOW ON SAT APR 29, 2017 WAS  ABSOLUTELY THE MOST OFFENSIVE, LEWD, FILTHY, AND DISGUSTING THING I HAVE EVER WATCHED (part of) ON TELEVISION.

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    The White House Correspondents’ Association

    USED WALTER CRONKITE AS AN EXAMPLE.

    WALTER CRONKITE’S ADHERENCE TO JOURNALISTIC INTEGRITY—EXEMPLIFIED BY HIS SIGN-OFF LINE, “AND THAT’S THE WAY IT IS”—ENDEARED HIM TO THE AMERICAN PUBLIC, AND A 1972 POLL NAMED HIM “THE MOST TRUSTED MAN IN AMERICA.”

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    I learned a lot watching  CSPAN 1 last night, April 29, 2017

    You’re Never too Old to Learn

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    But, our American children are too young to learn this in Public Schools.

    Behind My Back | I Learned a Lot in School Today

    www.behindmyback.org/2016/09/17/i-learned-a-lot-in-school-today/

    Sep 17, 2016 – I Learned a Lot in School Today WHAT ARE STUDENTS IN AMERICAN PUBLIC SCHOOLS LEARNING FROM THE 2012 AD COUNCIL …


  • WA State DOE Environmental Justice WAC

    WA State DOE Environmental Justice WAC

    Regarding proposed WA State  Chapter 173-321 WAC

    WHAT IS VAGUENESS AND OVERBREADTH?

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

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    SO WHAT ABOUT THIS WA STATE WAC?

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

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

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

     For more information:

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

    ECOLOGY’S Introduction

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

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

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

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

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

    Added for clarity…

    CHAPTER 173-321 WAC

    PUBLIC PARTICIPATION GRANTS

    Complete Chapter

    WAC Sections

    173-321-010

    Purpose and authority.

    173-321-020

    Definitions.

    173-321-030

    Relationship to other legislation and administrative rules.

    173-321-040

    Applicant eligibility.

    173-321-050

    Application evaluation criteria.

    173-321-060

    Eligible project costs.

    173-321-070

    Grant funding.

    173-321-080

    Grant administration.

    WAC 173-321-060

    Eligible project costs.

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

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

    (b) PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT and public education activities;

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

    (D) EXPENDABLE PERSONAL PROPERTY;

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

    (2) ELIGIBLE PROJECT COSTS FOR WASTE MANAGEMENT

     PRIORITY GRANTS SHALL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:

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

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

    (C) EXPENDABLE PERSONAL PROPERTY;

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

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

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

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

    (C) LEGISLATIVE LOBBYING ACTIVITIES;

    (d) Real property;

    (e) Nonexpendable personal property.

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

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

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

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    Why does WA State DOE need an Environmental Justice WAC?

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

    Environmental Justice | US EPA

    https://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice

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

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    Chapter 173-321 WAC
    Public Participation Grants

    Overview

    Introduction

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

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

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

    Scope of rulemaking
    Ecology proposes to:

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

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

    ADDITIONAL RULE INFORMATION

     

     

    Regarding 173-321 WAC, PUBLIC PARTICIPATION GRANTS

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

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

    Behind My Back | “Ecology Sucks”

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

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

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    Behind My Back | Ecology’s Expedited Rule Making?

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

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

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

    Behind My Back | A Thousand Wrongs? One Right?

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

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

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

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    WHAT IS VAGUENESS AND OVERBREADTH?

     BEST GUESS OBAMACARE….

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

    The bottom line….

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