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  • ESPN Robert Lee Back to Orwell’s “1984”?

    Today, Stonewall Jackson. Tomorrow, Michael, Reggie and Jackson Hole

    Some may see this as a pell-mell rush to replicate George Orwell’s “1984,” in which “every statue and street and building has been renamed.” But I don’t think it goes far enough.

    By Dana Milbank Opinion writer August 23, 2017  at 6:11 PM (full text below)

    If something is worth doing in America, it’s worth overdoing.

    ESPN proved this eternal truth anew this week when it announced that, in response to the violence in Charlottesville, it was removing announcer Robert Lee from broadcasting the University of Virginia football game in Charlottesville — because he has the same name as the Confederate commander Robert E. Lee. ESPN’s Lee is Asian American.

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    TRUTH IS STRANGER THAN FICTION

    ESPN Robert Lee Back to George Orwell’s “1984” ?

    Detailed summary of George Orwell Novel Nineteen Eighty-Four …

    mensekhar.over-blog.com/article-detailed-summary-of-george-orwell-novel-nineteen…

    Detailed summary of George Orwell Novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) by Colette COLMERAUER : PART 1 Chapter 1 ……

    The story of Winston Smith begins on a bright cold day.

    He works for the Ministry of Truth, which deals with news, education, entertainment and art.

    Added for clarity “1984” …. Winston Smith is a member of the Outer Party. He works in the Records Department in the Ministry of Truth, rewriting and distorting history. To escape Big Brother’s tyranny, at least inside his own mind, Winston begins a diary — an act punishable by death.

    There are three other Ministries:

    The Ministry of Plenty dealing with Economic Affairs

    The Ministry of Love dealing with law and torture

    And, the Ministry of Peace which deals with war and defence

    Everywhere in London there are giant posters of a dark eyed man with a moustache and a motto “Big Brother is looking at you”. Winston comes back home from work to his one room apartment.

    In this room a big telescreen transmits and receives non-stop information, so that you can be watched or listened to at anytime.

    But there is an alcove besides where he believes he cannot be seen. So he sits there and begins writing a journal, on an old book bought in an antiques shop. He writes the date: 4 April 1984.

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    BELOW SATIRE AT IT’S FINEST: the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.

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    Today, Stonewall Jackson. Tomorrow, Michael, Reggie and Jackson …

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/…/a9e29ea6-8849-11e7-a50f-e0d4e6ec070a_story.ht…

    18 hours ago – Today, Stonewall Jackson. Tomorrow, Michael, Reggie and Jackson Hole. The inside track on Washington politics. Be the first to know about …

    If something is worth doing in America, it’s worth overdoing.

    ESPN proved this eternal truth anew this week when it announced that, in response to the violence in Charlottesville, it was removing announcer Robert Lee from broadcasting the University of Virginia football game in Charlottesville — because he has the same name as the Confederate commander Robert E. Lee. ESPN’s Lee is Asian American.

    Similar caution just led the University of Houston to change the name of its Calhoun Lofts dorm because it shares a name with the 19th-century vice president and white supremacist John C. Calhoun, even though, a university spokeswoman told the Houston Chronicle, “the residence hall was not named in recognition of John C. Calhoun” but a nearby street.

    In Atlanta, likewise, protesters last week attempted to tear down that city’s Peace Monument, apparently mistaking it for a Confederate shrine. The sculpture was erected to honor those who worked for reunification during Reconstruction.

    The movement to remove Confederate monuments can be a healthy one, if done legally, according to the wishes of local citizens and in such a way that preserves this history without glorifying it. But from across this great land come reminders that nothing in America succeeds like excess.

    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a 90-day review of any statues on city property that could be “symbols of hate.” New Yorkers are now taking aim at the Christopher Columbus statue in Columbus Circle and the tomb of Ulysses S. Grant.

    Some object to the Theodore Roosevelt statue outside the Museum of Natural History, and others suggest the name “New York” itself may have to go because the Duke of York was a slave trader. New York chef Tom Colicchio dropped the name of his new restaurant because it was named after a building that was named after 19th-century publishers who had racist views.

    There’s a movement in Massachusetts to rename Boston’s Faneuil Hall, cradle of the Revolution, because the 1742 structure was built by a slave trader and owner, Peter Faneuil. Residents of Philadelphia and Seattle, not to be left out, want to remove statues of, respectively, Frank Rizzo and Vladimir Lenin.

    Some may see this as a pell-mell rush to replicate George Orwell’s “1984,” in which “every statue and street and building has been renamed.” But I don’t think it goes far enough.

    If we are to purge ourselves of Robert E. Lee (and ESPN’s Robert Lee) we must avoid confusion by renaming or replacing all things with names similar to the Confederate general’s: Bruce Lee, Tommy Lee, Spike Lee, Harper Lee, Bobby Lee, Lee jeans, Lee Majors and Lee Iacocca.

    It won’t do simply to rename schools named for the Confederate Gen. J.E.B. Stuart. We’re going to have to rename Stuart Little, Stuart the Minion from “Despicable Me,” Jon Stewart, Martha Stewart and Jeb Bush. All statues of Jubal Early must come down. So must all things that share names with this Confederate general: early-bird specials, early morning, early retirement, early voting and early NBA-draft entry.

    If Confederate hero Nathan Bedford Forrest must go, so must the Redwood forest. Also the Gulf Stream waters. Fort A.P. Hill, an army base named for a Confederate general, must be renamed. So must Capitol Hill, Beacon Hill, Nob Hill, Bunker Hill, the Sugarhill Gang, Blueberry Hill, and Bill and Hill.

    Let us dispense with Jefferson Davis, by all means — but take with him Miles Davis, Sammy Davis Jr., Davis Love, the Davis Cup, the University of California at Davis, the Jefferson Hotel, Thomas Jefferson, George Jefferson, Louise “Weezy” Jefferson, Jefferson Pierce (Black Lightning) and especially Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, who also shares a name with Confederate Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard. Now that New Orleans has taken down its Beauregard statue, we’re also going to have to relocate Bo Jackson, Bo Derek and Bo Diddley.

    Memorials to Confederate Gen. Leonidas Polk cannot be moved without also erasing all trace of President James Polk, polka dances, polka dots, Hawaiian poke and Pokémon. Picket lines must be outlawed and picket fences flattened to avoid honoring Gen. George Pickett, and I will stonewall any attempt to disappear Gen. Thomas Jackson without also renaming Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Reggie Jackson, Percy Jackson, Action Jackson and Jackson Hole.

    I regret to say we must also rename my Washington Post colleague Philip Rucker, who shares a name with (though is not related to) Confederate Gen. Edmund Rucker.

    That’s asking a lot of Phil, but we all must do our share. I will be demanding a new name for my public high school, Calhoun High School. It’s not named for John C. but for Sanford H., a 20th-century New York school administrator who, to the best of my knowledge, did not own slaves. But you can’t be too careful.

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    August 24, 2017,  Some may see this as a pell-mell rush to replicate George Orwell’s “1984,” in which “every statue and street and building has been renamed.” But I don’t think it goes far enough.

     Behind My Back | Renaming and Re-branding the ONP Wilderness

    www.behindmyback.org/…/renaming-and-re-brandingthe-onpwilderness

    AUG 19, 2017 · Renaming and Re-branding the ONP Wilderness Sponsored In 2016, … Behind My BackREBRANDING

    AND CHANGING THE NAME DOES NOT CHANGE THE GAME. period.


  • Removing the Cross and 10 Commandments

    Physically Removing, Banning American historical monuments, the Cross, 10 Commandments, the Bible, prayer, songs and books?  

    Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.

    JUN 28, 2017

    Arkansas Ten Commandments memorial rammed 24 hours after …

    www.foxnews.com/…/arkansas-ten-commandments-memorial-rammed-24-hours-after-i…

    JUN 28, 2017 – A Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the Arkansas state capitol has been destroyed

    State Sen. Jason Rapert “The first thought that came to me – who else in the world destroys monuments – is it the same hatred that ISIS uses in the communities that they go into,” he said.

     “When people are so disturbed and they carry out acts of evil – it all comes from the same place – it’s the root of evil,” he said. “You have people taking sticks and bats on college campuses and covering their faces just like Hamas does in the Middle East. In California they tore up a student’s sign – much like the same act of violence that was perpetrated on the Arkansas state capitol grounds.”

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    WHAT’S NEXT?  WHO’S NEXT? WHERE DOES IT STOP?

    After Charlottesville, Thousands Expected to Attend Boston Counter-Protests

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    WHAT’S NEXT?  SAVING OUR CHRISTIAN AMERICAN HERITAGE

     The Holy Bible Was Printed by Robert Aitken and Approved & Recommended by the Congress of the United States of America in 1782.

    1781 THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, WHO WILL NOT NEGLECT SPIRITUAL SECURITY.

    1781 THAT Robert Aitken BOTH BEGUN AND MADE CONSIDERABLE PROGRESS IN A NEAT EDITION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES FOR THE USE OF SCHOOLS.

     “THE TRUTH IS INCONTROVERTIBLE, MANIC MAY RESENT IT, IGNORANCE MAY DERIDE IT, MALICE MAY DISTORT IT, BUT HERE IT IS.”

    Behind My Back | 1781 The First American Bible

    www.behindmyback.org/2014/09/18/1781-the-first-american-bible/

    1781 THE FIRST AMERICAN BIBLE “The truth is incontrovertible, manic may resent it, ignorance … read more at: http://logosresourcepages.org/Versions/1st.htm.

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    WHAT GOD HAS JOINED TOGETHER, ONE NATION UNDER GOD, LET NO MAN PUT ASUNDER.

    ASUNDER IT IS A SOMEWHAT ARCHAIC AND UNCOMMON WORD AND MOST OF US KNOW IT ONLY FROM MARRIAGE CEREMONIES: “WHAT GOD HAS JOINED TOGETHER LET NO MAN PUT ASUNDER.” In most cases you can use its more common synonym “apart” and convey the same meaning….

    UNLESS YOU WANT TO EXPRESS A PARTICULARLY VIOLENT OR FORCEFUL RIPPING.

    PARTICULARLY VIOLENT, FORCEFUL RIPPING  INDEED, REMOVING AND BANNING THE CROSS, 10 COMMANDMENTS THE BIBLE, PRAYER, SONGS AND BOOKS.

     ASUNDER IS DEFINED AS BEING SHATTERED OR BROKEN UP INTO LITTLE PIECES. IF YOU HIT A WATERMELON WITH A SLEDGEHAMMER AND IT BURST INTO MANY PIECES, THAT IS AN …

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     “IF WE EVER FORGET THAT WE ARE ONE NATION UNDER GOD, THEN WE WILL BE A NATION GONE UNDER.” – RONALD REAGAN

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    1781 The First American Bible

    Posted on September 18, 2014 11:31 am by Pearl Rains Hewett

    1781 THE FIRST AMERICAN BIBLE

    “THE TRUTH IS INCONTROVERTIBLE, MANIC MAY RESENT IT, IGNORANCE MAY DERIDE IT, MALICE MAY DISTORT IT, BUT HERE IT IS.”

    January 21, 1781, Robert Aitken presented the following memorial to Congress:

    1. Papers of the Continental Congress, No. 28, folio 203

    To the Honourable The Congress
    of the United States of America
    The Memorial of Robert Aitken
    of the City of Philadelphia, Printer

    Humbly Sheweth

    That in every well regulated Government in Christendom The Sacred Books of the Old and New Testament, commonly called the Holy Bible, are printed and published under the Authority of the Sovereign Powers, in order to prevent the fatal confusion that would arise, and the alarming Injuries the Christian Faith might suffer from the Spurious and erroneous Editions of Divine Revelation.

    That your Memorialist has no doubt but this work is an Object worthy

     the attention of THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, WHO WILL NOT NEGLECT SPIRITUAL SECURITY,

    while they are virtuously contending for temporal blessings. Under this persuasion your Memorialist begs leave to inform your Honours

    THAT HE BOTH BEGUN AND MADE CONSIDERABLE PROGRESS IN A NEAT EDITION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES FOR THE USE OF SCHOOLS,

     But being cautious of suffering his copy of the Bible to Issue forth without the sanction of Congress, Humbly prays that your Honours would take this important matter into serious consideration & would be pleased to appoint one Member or Members of your Honourable Body to inspect his work so that the same

    MAY BE PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF CONGRESS.

     And further, your Memorialist prays, that he may be commissioned or otherwise appointed & Authorized to print and vend Editions of the Sacred Scriptures, in such manner and form as may best suit the wants and demands of the good people of these States, provided the same be in all things perfectly consonant to the Scriptures as heretofore Established and received amongst us.

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     The Holy Bible Was Printed by Robert Aitken and Approved & Recommended by the Congress of the United States of America in 1782.

    Journals of Congress, September 1782, pages 468-469. (Library of Congress)

    The entire Congressional resolution reads as follows:

     “Whereupon, Resolved, THAT THE UNITED STATES IN CONGRESS ASSEMBLED, HIGHLY APPROVE THE PIOUS AND LAUDABLE UNDERTAKING OF MR. AITKEN, as subservient to the interests of religion as well as an instance of the progress of arts in this country, and being satisfied from the above (chaplain’s) report, of his care and accuracy in the execution of the work, THEY RECOMMEND THIS EDITION OF THE BIBLE TO THE INHABITANTS OF THE UNITED STATES, and hereby authorize him to publish this recommendation in the manner he shall think proper.”

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    “The only foundation for . . . a republic is to be laid in Religion. Without this there can be no virtue, and without virtue there can be no liberty, and liberty is the object and life of all republican governments.”

    Benjamin Rush United States Congress 1782

     “Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable.”
    – George Washington

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     “If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.” – Ronald Reagan

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    BOTTOM LINE…

    Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.

    “The truth is incontrovertible, manic may resent it, ignorance may deride it, malice may distort it, but here it is.”

    read more at:  http://logosresourcepages.org/Versions/1st.htm

    References

    1. Papers of the Continental Congress, No. 28, folio 203
    2. Journals of Congress, pages 468-469. September 1782. Found at the Library of Congress at http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/religion/vc006473.jpg
    3. Papers of the Continental Congress, No. 28, folio 203
    4. Journals of Congress, Thursday, September 12, 1782, page 468
    5. Journals of Congress, Thursday, September 12, 1782, page 469
    6. From George Washington to John Rodgers, 11 June 1783
    • Journals of Congress, September 1782, pages 468-469. (Library of Congress)
    • Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607–1896. Chicago: Marquis Who’s Who, 1967.

    The Holy Bible as Printed by Robert Aitken and Approved & Recommended by the Congress of the United States of America in 1782. New York: Arno Press, 1968.

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    “The truth is incontrovertible, manic may resent it, ignorance may deride it, malice may distort it, but here it is.”

    TO EACH HIS OWN

    FAITH? HOPE? CHARITY? MORALITY? LOVE? FREEDOM? LIFE? LIBERTY? PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS? EQUALITY?

    GUARANTEED  UNDER THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, THE BILL OF RIGHTS AND THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF  AMERICA.

    This entry was posted in American priorities THEN? and NOW?, FACTS are troublesome things, Faith? Hope? and Charity?, FAMILY VALUES, God Bless American Independence, Informing “We the People”, Learning From History?, Silencing The Majority, The Law of Our Land, WHAT A CONCEPT?.

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    POSTED BY HISTORY MATTERS    Labels: Christian Roots of the U.S.

    Many question whether our Founders really were Christians. Here are some facts about the signers of the Declaration of Independence. (See also the post from 10/25 about signers of the Constitution.)

    Signers of the Declaration of Independence – Christian Background

    churchvstate.blogspot.com/2007/10/signers-of-declaration-of-independence.html

    Oct 27, 2007 – (See also the post from 10/25 about signers of the Constitution.) … the Christian religion is the established religion; and all sects and … and said once, “”Nothing short of the Almighty Power of God can Save us-it is not in our …


  • FCC: Substantive Evil to Public Safety

    FCC: Substantive Evil to Public Safety

    CNN KATHY GRIFFITH USED  A PUBLIC TELEVISION NETWORK, (REGULATED BY THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)  TO COMMUNICATE AND VISUALLY DISPLAY, HER PROFANE “GROSSLY OFFENSIVE” DISTURBING, STOMACH TURNING, GORY, DECAPITATED BLOODY HEAD OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

    Kathy Griffin Beheads Donald Trump in Shocking Photo Shoot | TMZ …

    www.tmz.com/2017/05/30/kathy-griffin-beheads-donald-trump-photo-tyler-shields/

    May 30, 2017 – Kathy Griffin wants Donald Trump’s head … but she wants it bloody and … The comedian posed for the gory shot during a photo session with …

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    MAY 30, 2017  CNN KATHY GRIFFITH HOLDING UP THE SEVERED BLOODY, HEAD  OF PRESIDENT TRUMP,  ON PUBLIC TELEVISION, DID DESTROY THE TRANQUILITY, DID  DISTURB THE PEACE, DID TROUBLE, DID FRIGHTEN, DID STIR UP, DID AGITATE, DID EMOTIONALLY OR MENTALLY; UPSET…   USING PUBLIC FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

    IF YOU SEE SOMETHING THAT INVOLVES  A “CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER OF SERIOUS, SUBSTANTIVE EVIL” TO THE PUBLIC SAFETY et al  AMERICAN CONGRESSMEN AND CITIZENS

    SAY SOMETHING…

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    FCC Broadcasting obscene content is prohibited by law at all times of the day. Indecent and PROFANE CONTENT ARE PROHIBITED ON BROADCAST TV AND RADIO BETWEEN 6 A.M. AND 10 P.M., WHEN THERE IS A REASONABLE RISK THAT CHILDREN MAY BE IN THE AUDIENCE. 

    PRESIDENT TRUMP’S  11 YEAR OLD SON, BARRON TRUMP, WAS WATCHING TELEVISION TUESDAY, MAY 30, 2017

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    WHAT IS THE FCC’S RESPONSIBILITY?

    EXPRESSIONS OF VIEWS THAT “DO NOT” INVOLVE A “CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER OF SERIOUS, SUBSTANTIVE EVIL” COME UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE CONSTITUTION, WHICH GUARANTEES FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND FREEDOM OF THE PRESS AND PREVENTS SUPPRESSION OF THESE EXPRESSIONS BY THE FCC.

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    WHAT “CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER OF SERIOUS, SUBSTANTIVE EVIL” DID KATHY GRIFFITH VIEWS ON CNN INCITE?

    Kathy Griffin recently promoted a video showing a bloody, decapitated head of President Trump, demonstrating ISIS-style tactics for murdering your political opponents. The message? It’s okay to kill Republicans, and especially Trump.

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    Seething hatred of left-wing media drives shooter to target …

    www.naturalnews.com/2017-06-14-seething-hatred-of-left-wing-media-drives-shoote…

    2 days ago – TARGETING REPUBLICANS FOR THE KIND OF MASS MURDER PROMOTED BY KATHY …. TO TARGET CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS IN ATTEMPTED MASS SHOOTING.

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    Federal law prohibits obscene, indecent and PROFANE, content from being broadcast on the radio or T.V.

    IN THE SUPREME COURT’S 1964 LANDMARK CASE ON OBSCENITY AND PORNOGRAPHY, JUSTICE STEWART POTTER FAMOUSLY WROTE: “I KNOW IT WHEN I SEE IT.”  THAT CASE STILL INFLUENCES FCC RULES TODAY, AND COMPLAINTS FROM THE PUBLIC ABOUT BROADCASTING OBJECTIONABLE CONTENT DRIVE THE ENFORCEMENT OF THOSE RULES.

    IN OTHER WORDS, IF YOU “KNOW IT, WHEN YOU SEE IT” AND FIND IT OBJECTIONABLE, YOU CAN TELL THE FCC AND ASK US TO CHECK INTO IT.

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    THE MEDIA BUREAU PHONE: (202) 418-7200 oversees broadcast radio and television, as well as cable and satellite services on behalf of consumers. It also administers licensing and policy matters for broadcast services and cable, and handles post-licensing matters for satellite services.

    Full unedited text….

    Obscene, Indecent and Profane Broadcasts Guide.

    Federal law prohibits obscene, indecent and profane content from being broadcast on the radio or TV.  That may seem clear enough, but determining what obscene, indecent and profane mean can be difficult, depending on who you talk to.

    In the Supreme Court’s 1964 landmark case on obscenity and pornography, Justice Stewart Potter famously wrote: “I know it when I see it.”  That case still influences FCC rules today, and complaints from the public about broadcasting objectionable content drive the enforcement of those rules.

    In other words, if you “know it when you see it” and find it objectionable, you can tell the FCC and ask us to check into it.

    Deciding what’s obscene, indecent or profane

    Each type of content has a distinct definition:

    Obscene content does not have protection by the First Amendment.  For content to be ruled obscene, it must meet a three-pronged test established by the Supreme Court: It must appeal to an average person’s prurient interest; depict or describe sexual conduct in a “patently offensive” way; and, taken as a whole, lack serious literary, artistic, political or scientific value.

    Indecent content portrays sexual or excretory organs or activities in a way that does not meet the three-prong test for obscenity.

    PROFANE, content includes “grossly offensive” language that is considered a public nuisance.

    Factors in determining how FCC rules apply include the specific nature of the content, the time of day it was broadcast and the context in which the broadcast took place.

    Broadcasting obscene content is prohibited by law at all times of the day. Indecent and PROFANE, content are prohibited on broadcast TV and radio between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m., when there is a reasonable risk that children may be in the audience.

    What about cable, satellite TV and satellite radio?

    Because obscenity is not protected by the First Amendment, it is prohibited on cable, satellite and broadcast TV and radio.  However, the same rules for indecency and profanity do not apply to cable, satellite TV and satellite radio because they are subscription services.

    ENFORCING THE RULES

    Enforcement of the obscenity, indecency and profanity rules usually begins with complaints from the public that FCC staff review for possible violations. If an investigation is warranted and the FCC finds a station in violation of its rules, it has the authority to revoke a station license, impose a fine or issue a warning.

    What information should I include in an obscenity, indecency or profanity complaint with the FCC?

    When filing a complaint, please include the following information:

    • Date and time of the broadcast.
    • The call sign, channel and/or frequency of the station.
    • Details of what was actually said or depicted during the broadcast.

    Detailed complaints are helpful for analyzing the context of offensive language, images or scenes and determining possible rule violations. It is also helpful (but not a requirement) to include a recording or transcript of a broadcast when possible, though any documentation you provide becomes part of the FCC’s records and may not be returned.

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    THE FCC AND FREEDOM OF SPEECH

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    FCC and Freedom of Speech Guide (pdf)

    The Federal Communications Commission receives numerous complaints that television and/or radio networks, stations or their employees or guests have broadcast extreme, incorrect or somehow improper political, economic or social statements.

    In some cases, the complaints allege that certain broadcast statements may endanger the United States or its people, or threaten our form of government, our economic system or established institutions like family or marriage. They say these statements are “un-American” and an abuse of freedom of speech. The FCC also receives complaints that some broadcast statements criticize, ridicule, “stereotype” or demean individuals or groups because of the religion, race, nationality, gender or other characteristics of the group or individual.

    FINALLY, MANY CONSUMERS COMPLAIN THAT TELEVISION OR RADIO BROADCASTS ARE OBSCENE, INDECENT, PROFANE OR OTHERWISE OFFENSIVE.

    WHAT IS THE FCC’S RESPONSIBILITY?

    The FCC is barred by law from trying to prevent the broadcast of any point of view. The Communications Act prohibits the FCC from censoring broadcast material, in most cases, and from making any regulation that would interfere with freedom of speech.

    EXPRESSIONS OF VIEWS THAT “DO NOT” INVOLVE A “CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER OF SERIOUS, SUBSTANTIVE EVIL” COME UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE CONSTITUTION, WHICH GUARANTEES FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND FREEDOM OF THE PRESS AND PREVENTS SUPPRESSION OF THESE EXPRESSIONS BY THE FCC.

    According to an FCC opinion on this subject, “the public interest is best served by permitting free expression of views.” This principle ensures that the most diverse and opposing opinions will be expressed, even though some may be highly offensive.

    THE FCC, HOWEVER, DOES HAVE ENFORCEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES IN CERTAIN LIMITED INSTANCES. For example, the Courts have said that indecent material is protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution AND CANNOT BE BANNED ENTIRELY.

    IT MAY BE RESTRICTED, HOWEVER, IN ORDER TO AVOID ITS BROADCAST WHEN THERE IS A REASONABLE RISK THAT CHILDREN MAY BE IN THE AUDIENCE. BETWEEN 6 A.M. AND 10 P.M. (when there is the greatest likelihood that children may be watching,) airing indecent material is prohibited by FCC rules.

    Broadcasters are required to schedule their programming accordingly or face enforcement action. Similarly, the Commission has stated that profane material is prohibited between 6 A.M. and 10 P.M.

    Finally, the courts have ruled that obscene material is not protected by the First Amendment and cannot be broadcast at any time. For more information about these rules, see our consumer guide.

    WHAT ARE THE BROADCASTERS’ RESPONSIBILITIES?

    Individual radio and television station licensees are responsible for selecting all broadcast matter and for determining how their stations can best serve their communities. Broadcast licensees are responsible for choosing both the entertainment programming and the programming concerning local issues, news, public affairs, religion, sports and other subjects to be aired by the station. They also decide how their programs, including call-in shows, will be conducted and whether or not to edit or reschedule programs or material (for example, moving a program to a time slot during which children may not be listening or watching).

    WHAT IF I HAVE A COMMENT AND/OR CONCERN ABOUT A SPECIFIC BROADCAST OR STATEMENT?

    If you consider a broadcast obscene, indecent, or PROFANE, you can file a complaint with the FCC. Factors in determining how FCC rules apply include the specific nature of the content, the time of day it was broadcast and the context in which the broadcast took place.

    PRESIDENT TRUMP’S  11 YEAR OLD SON, BARRON TRUMP, WAS WATCHING TELEVISION THAT DAY, TUESDAY, MAY 30, 2017

    HOW MANY OTHER CHILDREN WERE WATCHING?

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    It’s also clear that the shooter specifically targeted a Republican softball game, obviously driven to hatred and rage by the venomous narratives of the left-wing media and its Trump-hating propagandists.

    Leftist Violence Reaches Nadir in Assassination Attempt on GOP …

    www.newsmax.com/DeroyMurdock/james-t-hodgkinson-kathy-griffin…/796331/

    18 hours ago – PRETTY SOON, ALL OF THIS ASSASSINATION TALK WILL GET SOMEONE SHOT, I told my Fox News colleague Tucker Carlson on Tuesday afternoon. And on …

    INDEED, A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER OF SERIOUS, SUBSTANTIVE EVIL” INCITING VIOLENCE.

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    THE FCC AND FREEDOM OF SPEECH

    EXPRESSIONS OF VIEWS THAT “DO NOT” INVOLVE  A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER OF SERIOUS, SUBSTANTIVE EVIL” COME UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE CONSTITUTION,

     WHICH GUARANTEES FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND FREEDOM OF THE PRESS AND PREVENTS SUPPRESSION OF THESE EXPRESSIONS BY THE FCC.

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    In the Supreme Court’s 1964 landmark case on obscenity and pornography, Justice Stewart Potter famously wrote: “I KNOW IT WHEN I SEE IT.”

     THAT CASE STILL INFLUENCES FCC RULES TODAY, AND COMPLAINTS FROM THE PUBLIC ABOUT BROADCASTING OBJECTIONABLE CONTENT DRIVE THE ENFORCEMENT OF THOSE RULES.

    IN OTHER WORDS, IF YOU “KNOW IT WHEN YOU SEE IT” AND FIND IT OBJECTIONABLE, you can tell the FCC and ask us to check into it.

    AND, YOU CAN FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE FCC.

    IF YOU SEE SOMETHING THAT INVOLVES  A “CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER OF SERIOUS, SUBSTANTIVE EVIL” TO THE PUBLIC SAFETY et al AMERICAN CONGRESSMEN AND CITIZENS

    SAY SOMETHING…

    THE FCC’S PUBLIC SAFETY & HOMELAND SECURITY BUREAU (PSHSB) ADVISES, MAKES RECOMMENDATIONS TO, OR ACTS FOR THE COMMISSION UNDER DELEGATED AUTHORITY, IN ALL MATTERS PERTAINING TO PUBLIC SAFETY, HOMELAND SECURITY, NATIONAL SECURITY, EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND PREPAREDNESS, DISASTER MANAGEMENT, AND ANCILLARY OPERATIONS. 

    FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE FCC MEDIA BUREAU AND  SEND IT TO YOUR ELECTED MEMBERS IN THE U.S. CONGRESS.

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  • U.N.-linked U.S.A. Land Grabs

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

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

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

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

    Can President Trump undo all of this?

    Wrong question.

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

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

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

    Commentary by Karen Schumacher

    Redoubt News

    Kiss Idaho Goodbye: Another Major Land Takeover

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

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

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

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    Behind My Back | Marv Chastian – Back to 1492

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

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

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    Redoubt News

    Kiss Idaho Goodbye: Another Major Land Takeover

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

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

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

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

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

    Kiss Idaho Goodbye

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

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

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

    Those bunnies need a safe passageway.

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

    Kiss Idaho Goodbye

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

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

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

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

    Kiss Idaho Goodbye.

    Free Range Report


  • Pruitt Draining the EPA Swamp?

    Feb 19, 2017 The good news is….  PRUITT HAS BEEN SWORN IN

    (And according to Reuters)    THE REAL FRENZY WILL BEGIN.

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    BY DEFINITION THE REAL FRENZY STARTED THE DAY DONALD J. TRUMP ANNOUNCED HE WAS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT … AND HAS INTENSIFIED EVERYDAY SINCE JUNE 16, 2015

    A REAL FRENZY INDEED…..

    A temporary madness, in a rage amounting to a FRENZY

    A violent mental or emotional agitation

    Almost weeping in a FRENZY of anxiety …

    Intense usually wild and often disorderly compulsive or agitated activity

    The mob chanted itself into a FRENZY extreme mental agitation

    Wild excitement or derangement.

    A fit or spell of violent mental excitement

     A paroxysm characteristic of or resulting from a mania

    According to Reuters? NEXT WEEK THE REAL FRENZY WILL BEGIN?

    But next week, once Pruitt is sworn in, the real frenzy will begin. According to Reuters, President Donald Trump plans to sign between two and five environmental executive orders aimed at the EPA and possibly the State Department.

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    Fox News, Sen. John Barrasoso, January 17, 2017

    Sen. Barrasso: For 8 years the EPA has made life hard for too many Americans. That’s about to change
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    Sen. John Barrasso penned an op-ed noting how the outgoing administration’s EPA “THE  EPA HAS ABUSED AND ATTACKED FAR TOO MANY HARD-WORKING AMERICAN FAMILIES According to Barrasso, “President-elect Trump has vowed that his administration will overturn two federal regulations for every new one it proposes.

    The administrator of the EPA Scott Pruitt, will play a vital role in keeping that promise

    ABUSE AND ATTACK,  PART AND PARCEL, OF THE EPA REIGN OF TERROR AND TYRANNY

    Scott Pruitt Will End Obama’s EPA Tyranny – The PolitiStick

    politistick.com/pruitt-heads-epa-leftist-slavery-ended/

    Jan 16, 2017 – Obama used the EPA as his personal hit squad. … Ending leftist government bullying will spark a new era of American prosperity – investors risking …. disasters that have plagued america during Ojackasses reign of terror.

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    Behind My Back | End the EPA Reign of Terror?

    www.behindmyback.org/category/end-the-epareign-of-terror/

    TRUMP FREEZES EPA Grants and Contracts. Trump moved to block implementation of at least 30 environmental rules finalized in the closing months of …

    WHY WOULD ANY AMERICA CITIZEN CONSIDER CRUCIFIXION BY THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA) TO BE TERROR? 

    This kind of bullying and intimidation of Americans by a federal agency must be shut down.

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    CRUCIFIXION BY THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)
    JUN 29, 2012 – TWO MONTHS AFTER (OBAMA’S APPOINTED) EPA’S “WE CRUCIFY THEM” AL ARMENDARIZ REGION VI ADMINISTRATOR RESIGNED THE SIERRA CLUB HIRED HIM.  TAKING AL ARMENDARIZ’S  SAME EPA “PHILOSOPHY OF CRUCIFIXION ENFORCEMENT” BY  TO THE SIERRA CLUB.

    Ken Kramer, Director of the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club, emailed the following statement “The resignation of Dr. Al Armendariz as Region 6 EPA administrator is a major loss for Texas. He brought a breath of fresh air – literally and figuratively – to Texas in his vigorous enforcement of the federal Clean Air Act. . Dr. Armendariz was one of the best Region 6 EPA administrators who have served since the post was created in the 1970s.

    YEP, EPA ENFORCEMENT BY CRUCIFIXION  IS LITERALLY AND FIGURATIVELY A VIGOROUS TERROR BULLYING AND INTIMIDATION OF AMERICANS BY A FEDERAL AGENCY.

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    Feb 19, 2017 

    Scott Pruitt Confirmed and Sworn in as EPA Administrator | U.S. EPA …

    https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/scottpruitt-confirmed-and-swornepaadministrator

    AL ARMENDARIZ WAS THE EPA REGION 6 ADMINISTRATOR APPOINTED BY OBAMA.

    EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt Draining the EPA Swamp?

    A huge task considering how many Obama appointed EPA leftovers are still in place, according to their personal biography’s, below.

    Check them out….. You decided

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    Current EPA Leadership

    EPA is headed by an Administrator, who is supported by a Deputy, five Associate, twelve Assistant, and ten Regional Administrators. You can find information below about key EPA leaders in these offices:


    EPA Administrator

    Deputy Administrator

    Mike Flynn

    Acting Deputy Administrator Mike Flynn

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    Assistant Administrators

    Office of Administration and Resource Management (OARM)

    Donna Vizian

    Acting Assistant Administrator Donna Vizian

    Office of Air and Radiation (OAR)

    Sarah Dunham

    Acting Assistant Administrator Sarah Dunham

    Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP)

    Wendy Cleland-Hamnett

    Acting Assistant Administator Wendy Cleland-Hamnett

    Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO)

    David Bloom

    Acting Chief Financial Officer David Bloom

    Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA)

    Larry Starfield

    Acting Assistant Administrator Lawrence Starfield

    Office of Environmental Information (OEI)

    Steve Fine

    Steven Fine, Acting Chief Information Officer

    Office of General Counsel (OGC)

    Kevin Minoli

    Acting General Counsel Kevin S. Minoli

    Office of the Inspector General (OIG)

    Arthur Elkins

    Inspector General Arthur A. Elkins, Jr.

    Office of International and Tribal Affairs (OITA)

    Jane Nishida

    Acting Assistant Administrator Jane Nishida

    Office of Land and Emergency Management (OLEM)

    Barry Breen

    Acting Assistant Administrator Barry Breen

    Office of Research and Development (ORD)

    Robert Kavlock

    Acting Assistant Administrator Robert Kavlock

    Office of Water (OW)

    Mike Shapiro

    Acting Assistant Administrator Michael Shapiro

    Regional Administrators

    Region 1 (Boston, MA – Serving CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, and VT)

    Deborah Szaro

    Acting Regional Administrator Deborah Szaro

    Region 2 (New York, NY – Serving NJ, NY, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands)

    Walter Mugdan

    Acting Regional Administrator Walter Mugdan

    Region 3 (Philadelphia, PA – Serving DE, DC, MD, PA, VA, and WV)

    Cecil Rodrigues

    Acting Regional Administrator Cecil A. Rodrigues

    Region 4 (Atlanta, GA – Serving AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, and TN)

    Anne Heard

    Acting Regional Administrator Anne Heard

    Region 5 (Chicago, IL – Serving IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, and WI)

    Robert A. Kaplan

    Acting Regional Administrator Robert A. Kaplan

    Region 6 (Dallas, TX – Serving AR, LA, NM, OK, and TX)

    Samuel Coleman

    Acting Regional Administrator Samuel Coleman

    Region 7 (Kansas City, KS – Serving IA, KS, MO, and NE)

    Edward Chu

    Acting Regional Administrator Edward H. Chu

    Region 8 (Denver, CO – Serving CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, and WY)

    Deb Thomas

    Acting Regional Administrator Debra Thomas

    Region 9 (San Francisco, CA – Serving AZ, CA, HI, NV, Pacific islands, and 148 tribes)

    Alexis Strauss

    Acting Regional Administrator Alexis Strauss

    Region 10 (Seattle, WA – Serving AK, ID, OR, WA and 271 native tribes)

    Michelle Pirzadeh

    Acting Regional Administrator Michelle Pirzadeh

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    Associate Administrators

    Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations (OCIR)

    Robin Richardson

    Acting Associate Administrator Robin Richardson

    Office of Homeland Security (OHS)

    David Kling

    Associate Adminstrator David J. Kling

    Office of Policy (OP)

    Shannon Kenny

    Acting Associate Administrator Shannon Kenny

    Office of Public Affairs (OPA)

    George Hull

    Acting Associate Administrator George Hull

    Office of Public Engagement and Environmental Education (OPEEE)

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    Key Staff in the Office of the Administrator

    Acting Chief of Staff John Reeder

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    Director of the Office of Administrative and

    Executive Services Reginald E. Allen

    Ruth Etzel

    Director of the Office of Children’s Health Protection

    Dr. Ruth A. Etzel, M.D., Ph.D.

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    Acting Director of the Office of Civil Rights Lilian Dorka

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    Director of the Office of the Executive Secretariat Brian Hope

    Chris Zarba

    Director of the Science Advisory Board

    Staff Office Christopher Zarba

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    Director of the Office of Small and Disadvantaged

    Business Utilization Denise Benjamin-Sirmons

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  • In An Apparent Shell Game S.2012

    The bill in question is No. S.2012 -the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2016

    In an apparent “SHELL GAME” likely intended to disguise a hidden agenda and to confuse the American public, Congress is considering “BEHIND CLOSED DOORS” two versions of S.2012.

    U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (AK-R) is pushing a massive 792 page Senate Energy bill incorporating more than 393 amendments covering these and other policy areas

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    Polson, Montana –September 14, 2016

    According to nonprofit Western States Constitutional Rights, LLC,

    S.2012 contains VERY harmful tribal government forest management provisions that could severely diminish the constitutionally protected rights of western and rural private property owners throughout the  United States

    In an apparent “SHELL GAME” likely intended to disguise a hidden agenda and to confuse the American public, Congress is considering “BEHIND CLOSED DOORS” two versions of S.2012.

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    Why would the Politico’s establishment of this Congressional Mumbo Jumbo confuse the American public?

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    It is understood that the Senate passed the Murkowski version without forestry measures in April 2016, while the U.S. House of Representatives passed a second version with both forestry and tribal forest management measures in May 2016,namely,H.R. 2647 –the Resilient Federal

    Forests Act of 2015. H.R. 2647 was sponsored by Representative Bruce Westerman (AR-R) and cosponsored by 11 Republicans and 2 Democrats. It seems H.R. 2647 was incorporated within the House version of S.2012 via an amendment adding new Title VII as part of “Division B, Titles I-X”.1 On September 8, 2016, the two versions of House/Senate S.2012 were submitted to a Congressional conference committee to be reconciled for ultimate passage by both chambers and signature into law by President Obama.

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    DON’T WAIT UNTIL S.2012 IS PASSED  BY CONGRESS, LIKE OBAMACARE, TO FIND OUT WHAT’S IN THE NORTH AMERICAN ENERGY SECURITY AND INFRASTRUCTURE ACT OF 2016  

    We the People must demand an end to the secrecy, shady backroom deals, and usurpation of our natural and constitutional freedoms and property rights.

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    WELL NOT REALLY…

    WE THE PEOPLE MUST INFORM AMERICAN CITIZENS REGARDING USURPATION’S of  S.2012

    THAN ON NOV 8, 2016 WE THE PEOPLE  VOTE FOR TRUMP.

    AS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TRUMP PUTS AN END TO ALL OF THE SECRECY, SHADY BACKROOM DEALS, AND USURPATION OF OUR NATURAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL FREEDOMS AND PROPERTY RIGHTS.

    ENDING A MASSIVE  NUMBER OF GOVERNMENT USURPATION’S

    By definition an act of usurping; wrongful or illegal encroachment, infringement, or seizure.

    INCLUDING OBAMA’S EXECUTIVE ORDERS

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    A UN and tribal takeover? – Canada Free Press

    canadafreepress.com/…/energybillshidden-tribal-forest-management-amp-other-pro

    2 days ago – Hidden provisions in congressional energy bills undermine America’s … of private property owners throughout the United States, the Western States … shared by many citizens throughout the western and rural United States.

     

    By Lawrence Kogan —— Bio and Archives September 17, 2016

    A MASSIVE 792-PAGE SENATE ENERGY COMMITTEE BILL THREATENS TO AUTHORIZE FEDERAL BUREAUCRATS TO CEDE EXTENSIVE CONTROL OVER WESTERN STATE WATER AND PROPERTY RIGHTS, ENERGY DEVELOPMENT AND FOREST MANAGEMENT TO NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBES, LOCAL UN SUSTAINABILITY COUNCILS AND RADICAL ENVIRONMENTALIST GROUPS.

     CERTAIN PROVISIONS COULD UNDERMINE THE FOUNDATIONS OF OUR NATION FROM WITHIN OUR NATION.

    S.2012, the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2016, incorporates some 393 amendments. Incredibly, it is being driven forward by U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and other members of Congress behind closed doors. Probably very few have read the bill in its entirety. Virtually none understand its likely impacts on western and other rural land, water and property rights, potentially throughout America, or on the families and communities whose lives will be upended.

    This secretive approach—with no opportunities for meaningful public examination or comment, even by those who will be most affected—is almost unprecedented. It could well become another example of “we have to pass it to find out what’s in it.” But numerous people will have to live with the consequences, while the authors and implementers walk away exempted, unscathed and unaccountable.

    The bill’s tribal government forest management provisions are extremely harmful and could severely diminish the constitutionally protected rights of private property owners throughout the United States, the Western States Constitutional Rights consortium emphasizes. Indeed, the pending legislation is itself unconstitutional, as explained in a legal memorandum the consortium sent to 13 members of Congress.

    This Montana-based nonprofit was formed to safeguard the property rights of farmers, ranchers and other land and business owners against reckless federal, state and local government laws, regulations and policies. WSCR members live on or near the Flathead Irrigation Project within the Flathead Indian Reservation, and in other parts of northwestern Montana. But their concerns are widely shared by many citizens throughout the western and rural United States. It has a long, hard road ahead on these issues.

    The apparent “shell game” is likely intended to disguise a hidden agenda and confuse people. In fact, Congress is quietly considering two versions: a Senate-passedMurkowski version without forestry measures and a House of Representatives version with both forestry and tribal forest management measures (H.R. 2647, the Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2015, sponsored by Representative Bruce Westerman (R-AR) and cosponsored by 11 Republicans and 2 Democrats). Bipartisan chicanery.

    On September 8, the two versions were submitted to a conference committee, to be reconciled so that both chambers can pass a bill and President Obama can sign it into law. The problems are extensive.

    The House/Senate versions’ forestry measures embrace Euro-UN-Agenda 21 sustainable forest management principles, plus United Nations Indigenous Peoples Rights policies that would supersede the U.S. Constitution—while implementing unscientific climate change and sustainability objectives devised by the White House and “Forest Service Strategic Energy Framework.”

    Tribal Forest Management (TFM) provisions in House/Senate S.2012 are more problematic, because they would racially discriminate in favor of Native American tribes. They would do so by using the UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to recognize off-reservation aboriginal pre-European land and water rights—where none exist in U.S. law—at the expense of all other Americans’ constitutionally protected private property rights. S.2012s’ TFM provisions would also:

    • Supplant states’ authority and jurisdiction over their natural resources, as recognized by the Tenth Amendment requirement that these resources be held in “public trust” for the benefit of each state’s citizens—including incredibly hard-working western ranchers who put so much food on your table.
    • Enable Native American Tribes to treat “Federal Forest Lands” (including national forests and national parks belonging to all Americans) as “Indian Forest Lands,” merely by establishing that “the Federal forest land is located within, or mostly within, a geographical area that presents a feature or involves circumstances principally relevant to that Indian tribe.” That means a tribe only has to show that the lands are covered by an Indian treaty, are part of a current or former Indian reservation, or were once adjudicated by the former Indian Claims Commission as part of a “tribal homeland.”
    • Provide Native American Tribes near U.S. national forest and park lands with federal “638” contracts to manage, oversee and control such lands and appurtenant water resources for federal regulatory and other purposes, even when they are well beyond the boundaries of Indian reservations.
    • Expand tribal political sovereignty and legal jurisdiction and control, especially over mountainous forest lands—the source of most snowpack and other waters that farmers, ranchers, and even towns and cities rely on for irrigation, drinking and other water needs.
    • Enable tribes to impose new federal fiduciary trust obligations on the U.S. government to protect their religious, cultural and spiritual rights to fish, waters and lands located beyond the boundaries of Indian reservations, by severely curtailing non-tribal members’ constitutionally protected private water and land rights, without paying “just compensation” as required by the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

    A recently filed federal lawsuit by the Hoopa Valley Tribe of northern California against the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and National Marine Fisheries Service underscores the importance of this so-called federal fiduciary trust obligation. The tribe wants to compel the agencies to protect the tribe’s alleged off-reservation aboriginal pre-European water and fishing rights in southern Oregon’s Klamath River and Upper Klamath Lake—even though their reservation is more than 240 miles southwest of the lake!

    A tribal court victory would severely curtail Klamath irrigators’ ability to exercise their rights to vitally needed water. Northern California’s Yurok Tribe says it will soon file its own lawsuit. A cascade of such legal actions would disrupt or destroy the entire western water rights system.

    Combined with S.3013 (Montana Democrat Senator John Tester’s Salish and Kootenai Water Rights Settlement Act), the TFM provisions would expand and codify into federal law off-reservation aboriginal water and fishing rights that the tribes now claim. That precedent could then be used by other litigious tribes to override water and private property public trust obligations that Montana, Oregon, California and other western states owe their citizens under state constitutions. It could happen throughout America!

    S.2012 would cause even more problems if Congress adds a Wyden-Merkley Amendment that provides federal funding and implementation for the controversial Klamath Basin Agreements Tribal Rights Settlement. That would greatly expand tribal water rights, in violation of U.S. constitutional requirements that any such expansion be pursuant to Congress’s authority to approve or reject interstate compacts or regulate commerce with Indian tribes.

    It would also create a federal and interstate template for greatly diminishing regional—and potentially all irrigators’—state-based private property rights, in favor of Native American tribes. Its proponents have grossly misrepresented the settlement’s alleged benefits and substantially understated the damage it would impose on Klamath Basin residents.

    If S.2012 is enacted into law with the tribal forest management, Wyden-Merkley Amendment and Salish-Kootenai Settlement, Congress will cede control over western and rural lands and waters to Native American tribes in violation of the U.S. Constitution’s Fifth, Ninth, Tenth and Fourteenth Amendments.

    This year’s presidential and congressional elections are a referendum on the role and performance of government.

    We the People must demand an end to the secrecy, shady backroom deals, and usurpation of our natural and constitutional freedoms and property rights.

    Congress’ immediate withdrawal or modification of this grotesque omnibus energy bill would be a good first step in this direction.

    Lawrence Kogan is managing principal of The Kogan Law Group, PC of New York, NY and legal counsel to Western States Constitutional Rights, LLC.

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    Just asking?

    Why would the Politico’s establishment of this Congressional Mumbo Jumbo confuse the American public?

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    This West Is OUR West: Uniting Western States – Protecting Our Rights

    thiswestisourwest.com/

    Energy Bill’s Hidden Provisions UndermineS.2012 – the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2016, which many in Congress … protected rights of western and rural private property owners throughout the United States.

    BREAKING NEWS September 15, 2016

    WESTERN STATES CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS, LLC

    PRESS RELEASE

    Energy Bill’s Hidden Provisions Undermine Western and Rural U.S. Property Owners

    The following press release is based on a recently prepared memorandum of law and

    correspondences dispatched to 13 members of Congress explaining the unconstitutionality of pending legislation discussed below

    Polson, Montana – September 14, 2016 –

    Energy and forest management are not generally assumed to be interrelated policies.

    Nevertheless, U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (AK-R) is pushing a massive 792-page Senate Energy bill incorporating more than 393 amendments covering these and other policy areas. The bill in question is No. S.2012 – the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2016, which many in Congress have not likely read.

    According to nonprofit Western States Constitutional Rights, LLC, S.2012 contains VERY harmful tribal government forest management provisions that could severely diminish the constitutionally protected rights of western and rural private property owners throughout the United States.

    In an apparent “SHELL GAME” likely intended to disguise a hidden agenda and to confuse the American public, Congress is considering BEHIND CLOSED DOORS two versions of S.2012.

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    A shell game is a shell game….. by hook,  by crooks or by the U.S. Congress

    Behind My Back | The “RESTORATION” Shell Game

    www.behindmyback.org/2014/06/09/the-restorationshellgame/

    Jun 9, 2014 – The “RESTORATIONShell Game. A highly convoluted “GAME OF RESTORATION” that is involving the sleight of many, many hands, in which …

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    Read more on Pie N Politics

    News from Klamath Basin Crisis.org

    by Liz Bowen

     

    http://klamathbasincrisis.org/billslaws/2016/Energybillshiddenprovisions091516.pdf

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    Western States Constitutional Rights, LLC is a Montana-based nonprofit entity the mission of which is to promote the protection of private property rights held by western United States property owners against reckless federal, state and local government laws, regulations and policies. Its members are irrigators, landowners and business owners located on or near the Flathead Irrigation Project situated within the Flathead Indian Reservation, and from other areas in northwestern Montana, but their concerns are widely shared by many citizens throughout the western and rural United States.

    All media inquiries should be directed to The Kogan Law Group, P.C., NY, NY, Western States Constitutional Rights, LLC’s legal counsel, at: 212-644-9240.

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    Energy,  forest management  and TRIBES are not generally assumed to be interrelated policies.

    Connecting the dots on  Senator Murkowski….

    Senator  Murkowski  (R) is an active member of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and served as Vice Chairman of the Committee during the 110th Congress. She is the Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and a member of the Committee on Appropriations, She was honored with a Congressional Leadership Award by the National Congress of American Indians


  • I Learned a Lot in School Today

    I Learned a Lot in School Today

    WHAT ARE STUDENTS IN AMERICAN PUBLIC SCHOOLS LEARNING FROM THE 2012  AD COUNCIL BULLING MESSAGE?

    Get the picture, take exactly one minute and one second to watch it.

    Bullying Prevention: Learning 60 (2012) Ad Council Radio PSA …

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    Today in school I LEARNED a lot

    In Chemistry I LEARNED that no one likes me

    In English I LEARNED that I’m am disgusting

    And In Physics I l LEARNED that I am a looser

    Today in school

    I LEARNED that I am ugly and useless

    and In Gym I LEARNED that I’m  pathetic and a  joke

    In History I LEARNED that I am trash

    Today in History I LEARNED I have no friends

    Today English  I LEARNED that I make people sick

    At lunch I sit alone because I smell

    In Biology I LEARNED that I am fat and stupid

    And in Math I LEARNED that I am trash

    The only thing I didn’t learn is why no one helps

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    This negative feelings of self worth  Ad Council message on bullying has been on TV since 2012

    Let’s ask the kids that did the video?

    What did you learn making the bullying video message for the Ad Council?

    did they learn a lot from the Ad Council on how to vocalize their negative feelings of self worth  

    ADJECTIVES OF NEGATIVE FEELINGS VOCABULARY WORD LIST (168)

    A) Abandoned, Abused, Accused, Afraid, Aggravated, Aggressive, Angry, Anguished, Annoyed, Anxious, Apprehensive, Argumentative, Ashamed, Atrocious, Avoided, Awkward

     

    B) Badgered, Banned, Beaten, Belittled, Berated, Betrayed, Bitter, Blamed, Bored, Bothered, Bullied, Bummed

     

    C) Careless, Cheated, Clumsy, Coerced, Combative, Compared, Conflicted, Confronted, Confused, Convicted, Cornered, Crabby, Cranky, Creepy, Criticized, Crummy, Cut off, Cynical

     

    D) Damaged, Dangerous, Dazed, Deceived, Defamed, Defiant, Deficient, Dejected, Demeaned, Depleted, Depressed, Deprived, Deserted, Desolate, Despairing, Desperate, Despicable, Despised, Detached, Detested, Devalued, Different, Disappointed, Disapproved of, Discarded, Disconnected, Discriminated against, Disdained, Disgraced, Disgusted, Disliked, Dismayed, Displeased, Disrespected, Dissatisfied, Distraught, Distressed, Doubted, Drained, Duped

     

    E) Edgy, Embarrassed, Enraged, Excluded, Exploited

     

    F) Fed up, Forced, Frightened, Frustrated, Furious

     

    G) Glum, Grief-stricken, Grumpy

     

    H) Harassed, Hassled, Hated, Haunted, Heartbroken, Hindered, Horrified, Humiliated, Hysterical

     

    I) Ignorant, Imposed upon, Incapable, Incompetent, Ineffective, Inefficient

     

    J) Jealous, Judged

     

    K) Kept out

     

    L) Labeled, Left out, Lied to, Lonely, Lost, Lousy

     

    M) Mad, Miffed, Miserable, Mistaken, Mistrusted, Misunderstood, Mixed up, Moody

     

    N) Nagged, Neurotic

     

    O) Obligated, Obsessed, Offended, Ostracized, Overwhelmed

     

    P) Pained, Panicked, Paranoid, Pessimistic, Petrified, Powerless, Pressured, Put down, Puzzling

     

    Q) Questioned

     

    R) Rejected, Resentful, Ridiculous, Rotten

     

    S) Sad, Sarcastic, Scared, Selfish, Singled out, Spiteful, Stressed out, Stupid, Suffering, Suicidal

     

    T) Threatened

     

    U) Useless

     

    V)

     

    W) Worried, Worried

     

    X)

     

    Y)

     

    Z) Zero

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    WHAT DID WE LEARN IN AMERICAN PUBLIC SCHOOL?

    Sticks and stones make break my bones but names will never hurt me.

    What did the kids really learn in school?

    What are American kids learning from the 2012 Ad Council Video?

    NEGATIVE FEELINGS OF SELF WORTH AND MORE…. 

    SELF-DEGRADATION?  SELF PITY? AND LEARNED HELPLESSNESS? repeated painful or otherwise aversive stimuli, a condition in which a person suffers from a sense of powerlessness, arising from a traumatic event or persistent failure to succeed.

    LEARNED HELPLESSNESS IS THOUGHT TO BE ONE OF THE UNDERLYING CAUSES OF DEPRESSION.

    AND REALLY? THE ONLY THING THESE STUDENTS  DIDN’T LEARN IN SCHOOL TODAY IS WHY NO ONE HELPS?

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    AMERICAN KIDS  ARE LIVING WHAT THEY LEARN

    WHAT DID KIDS LEARN FROM THE AD COUNCIL VIDEO?

    NEGATIVE FEELINGS OF SELF WORTH AND MORE…. 

    SELF-DEGRADATION?  SELF PITY?  LEARNED HELPLESSNESS?

    WHAT ARE KIDS LEARNING IN SCHOOL?

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    Read it again…. You decide….

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    Today in school I LEARNED a lot

    In Chemistry I LEARNED that no one likes me

    In English I LEARNED that I’m am disgusting

    And In Physics I l LEARNED that I am a looser

    Today in school

    I LEARNED that I am ugly and useless

    and In Gym I LEARNED that I’m   pathetic and a  joke

    In History I LEARNED that I am trash

    Today in History I LEARNED I have no friends

    Today English  I LEARNED that I make people sick

    At lunch I sit alone because I smell

    In Biology I LEARNED that I am fat and stupid

    And in Math I LEARNED that I am trash

    The only thing I didn’t learn is why no one helps

    Bullying Prevention: Learning 60 (2012) Ad Council Radio PSA …

    ▶ 1:01

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P18WLCoV7pY

    Oct 22, 2014 – Uploaded by Michael Anthony Vongkeomany

    Bullying Prevention: Learning 60 (2012) Ad Council Radio PSA … Sign in to add this video to a playlist …

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    WHATEVER 2012-2016 ONE THING LEADS TO ANOTHER

    STUDENTS LEARNING WHAT? BULLYING? FROM NFL JOCK, KAEPERNICK?

    How to gain the national spotlight? Save his career? How to disrespect the American flag, support black lives matter and call it free speech? How to have a Ethnic pity party and call it oppression?

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    LEARNING  WHAT  FROM THE U.S. PRESIDENT?

    Obama joins with NFL: Supports Kaepernick and Black Lives Matter

    www.redstate.com/diary/…/obama-joins-nfl-supports-kaepernick-black-lives-matter/

    Sep 6, 2016 – As a result, Obama essentially stated his agreement with Kaepernick’s Black Lives Matter rant about the oppression and murder of black people …

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    PUBLIC EDUCATION AND THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT?

    Teachers at a Washington State John Muir state elementary school plan to wear Black Lives Matter shirts in class Friday to protest “systemic oppression”

    SEPT 16, 2016 AT THE  K-5 John Muir Elementary School  in the IN THE Seattle Public School district. AND, the Narrative, would have included 100 African American men FROM THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT.  coincided with some teachers planning to wear “Black Lives Matter” shirts at school. …

     Seattle Public Schools receives threats, cancels event for ‘Black Men …

    www.kiro7.com/news/local/seattle-public-schools-receives…black…/446452176

    1 day ago – Seattle Public Schools has cancelled a celebration at John Muir Elementary School on Friday that would have included 100 African American men in the Narrative,” coincided with some teachers planning to wear “Black Lives Matter” shirts at school. … KIRO 7 (@KIRO7Seattle) September 16, 2016.

     Elementary School Teachers To Wear Black Lives Matter Shirts … in Seattle will be wearing t-shirts at school on September 16th. The school is a K-5 school in the Seattle Public School district.

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    WHATEVER 2012-2016 ONE DEPLORABLE THING LEADS TO ANOTHER

    WHAT DID WE LEARN IN AMERICAN PUBLIC SCHOOL?

    Sticks and stones make break my bones but names will never hurt me.

    I’M A DEPLORABLE TRUMP VOTER.

    TRUMP SHALL GET RID OF COMMON CORE EDUCATION.


  • Dallas Police Shooting: UK news

    Dallas Police Shooting: UK news

    THE MIRROR CO. UNITED KINGDOM  World news Get the latest international news headlines, pictures, analysis …

    Dallas police shooting: Live updates as five officers killed during Black Lives Matter protest

    Mirror.co.uk‎ – 17 mins ago

    An ex army veteran used his military training to carry out a …Dallas police shooting: Live updates as five officers killed during Black Lives Matter protest

    Dallas police shooting: Live updates as five officers killed during Black Lives Matter protest

    Mirror.co.uk‎ – 59 mins ago

    INDEED, YES…. GO TO THE MIRROR CO. UNITED KINGDOM  WORLD NEWS FOR STORIES THAT MATTER TO YOU….  TO US, WE THE PEOPLE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

    DOES IT MATTER WHERE DOCUMENTED ON LINE WORLD NEWS REPORTING COMES FROM?

    DOES IT MATTER, WHAT THE ENTIRE WORLD KNOWS, ABOUT WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO AMERICA AND IN AMERICA, AFTER EIGHT (8) YEARS OF A LIBERAL BLACK PRESIDENTS LEADERSHIP?

    Dallas police shooting: Live updates as five officers killed during Black Lives Matter protest

     

    An ex army veteran used his military training to carry out a coordinated ambush which left five police officers dead.

    Former corporal Micah Xavier Johnson used an AR-15 style rifle to target white officers at a Black Lives Matter protest in Dallas, Texas on Thursday night.

    Horrifying footage emerged showing a police officer being executed at point blank range and another from a man who live streamed the shocking scenes.

    25-year-old Johnson’s massacre ended after an intense firefight with police when he was blown up by a robot sent in carrying a bomb.

    Three other people, two men and a woman, were arrested but officials have said Johnson was a lone gunman.

    The victims have been named as Senior Cpl. Lorne Ahrens, 48, Officer Michael Krol, 40, Sgt. Michael J. Smith, 55, Officer Patrick Zamarripa and Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) police officer Brent Thompson, 43.

    Racial tensions have been rising across the country after the shooting dead of several unarmed black men – the full background on that here.

    Key Events So Far

    • 19 hours ago Five police officers shot dead in Dallas are named
    • 21 hours ago Police ‘now considering theory of lone gunman’
    • 1 day ago First picture of Dallas sniper suspect Micah X. Johnson
    • 1 day ago Gunman ‘identified as 25-year-old Texas man’
    • 1 day ago Police chief explains how they ‘blew up’ suspect

    THE AMERICAN STORIES THAT MATTER TO YOU IN THE UNITED STATES

     Dallas police shooting: Three officers gunned down across US after Micah Johnson shot five cops dead

    Officers have been attacked separate incidents in Tennessee, Missouri and Georgia

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    News: exclusive stories and unique insight – Mirror Online

    www.mirror.co.uk/news/

    Daily Mirror

    The latest news, breaking news and current news at Mirror.co.uk. Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on THE STORIES THAT MATTER TO YOU.

    The bottom line….

    GO TO THE WEBSITE,

    News: exclusive stories and unique insight – Mirror Online

    CLICK ON THE LINK, FOR THE VIDEOS, UPDATED REPORTS, AND THE COMPLETE TIMELINE OF AND FOR THE AMERICAN STORIES THAT MATTER TO YOU IN THE UNITED STATES

     


  • page 3 “Things That Matter”

    page 3 “Things That Matter”
    OBAMA’S EXECUTIVE ORDERS
    NO PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT UNTIL THE INK IS DRY …

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    EXECUTIVE ORDER 13514, CLIMATE CHANGE Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance, establishes an integrated strategy for sustainability within the Federal Government. Under the Executive Order, each agency is required to evaluate their climate change risks and vulnerabilities to manage the effects of climate

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    Things that matter TRUTH AND POLITICS

    “CLIMATE CHANGE WILL NOT BE SOLVED BY GRABBING POWER FROM STATES or slowly hollowing out our economy,” Bush said.
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    CLIMATE CHANGE: OBAMA EXECUTIVE ORDER 13514
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    IT’S AS EASY AS ONE, TWO THREE…
    (1) FEDERAL Planning Steps Set a Mandate
    The Obama administration estimated the emissions limits will cost $8.4 billion annually by 2030.
    OBAMA’S RULE ASSIGNS CUSTOMIZED TARGETS TO EACH STATE

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    (2) STATE Planning Steps Set a Mandate
    THE ACTUAL PRICE WON’T BE CLEAR UNTIL STATES DECIDE HOW THEY’LL REACH THEIR TARGETS
    THEN LEAVES IT UP TO THE STATE TO DETERMINE HOW TO MEET THEM.
    IF STATES REFUSE TO SUBMIT PLANS, THE EPA HAS THE AUTHORITY TO IMPOSE ITS OWN PLAN
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    Sustainable Washington STATE HISTORY

    Washington’s Planning Framework for Climate Change
    The GMA and Climate Change

    AND MCCARTHY SAID THE ADMINISTRATION WOULD RELEASE A MODEL FEDERAL PLAN THAT STATES COULD ADOPT RIGHT AWAY.
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    (3) 2015 COUNTY Planning Steps Set a Mandate
    THE CLALLAM AND JEFFERSON COUNTY FINAL CLIMATE CHANGE MANDATE WAS DATED SEPTEMBER 29, 2015
    WE ARE PLEASED TO PRESENT TO YOU THE FINAL “Climate Change Preparedness Plan for the North Olympic Peninsula” report! (full text below)
    INDEED, NO PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT UNTIL THE INK IS DRY …

    ————————————————————————
    THEY, The “Partners” of the Planning for Climate Change on the North Olympic Peninsula Project, will let “US” “We the People” know when the public presentations are scheduled.

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    They are pleased to present to somebody? with the final “Climate Change Preparedness Plan for the North Olympic Peninsula” report! This report and its many appendices and supplementary information (see list below) are the culmination of all the wonderful input and participation from all of you throughout the project, as well as the expert research, writing, and process flow from our consultants from “Adaptation International” and Washington Seagrant.

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    PARTNERS of the Planning for Climate Change on the North Olympic Peninsula Project,
    HOW COULD THE FINAL REPORT FROM “NORPCD” FAIL TO MENTION THIS $$$$ PARTNER?
    “OLYMPIC CLIMATE ACTION” HELPED DEVELOP ECOLOGY”S $152,078 GRANT THAT WAS GRANTED TO NORPCD FOR CLALLAM AND JEFFERSON COUNTY
    THE “OLYMPIC CLIMATE ACTION” SERVES AS A PARTNER ON (NOPRCD) THE NORTH OLYMPIC PENINSULA RESOURCE CONSERVATION & DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL (NOPRC&D)— PLANNING FOR CLIMATE CHANGE ON THE NORTH OLYMPIC PENINSULA ($152,078)
    HELP PLAN FOR GLOBAL CLIMATE MOBILIZATION?
    “OLYMPIC CLIMATE ACTION” IS SPONSORING OTHER EVENTS “” IN CONJUNCTION WITH 350.ORG AND OTHER CLIMATE-ACTION ORGANIZATIONS WORLDWIDE.
    AND OTHER (NOPRCD) PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS: “ADAPTATION INTERNATIONAL”, WASHINGTON SEA GRANT.
    WHO IS “ADAPTATION INTERNATIONAL”? Goggle doesn’t know?
    WOW, WORLDWIDE AND INTERNATIONAL OTHER CLIMATE-ACTION ORGANIZATIONS.
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    Like my Dad, George C. Rains Sr. said…
    EVERYTHING GOVERNMENT IS ALWAYS FINALIZED BEFORE PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AND COMMENT IS ALLOWED.
    NO PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT UNTIL THE INK IS DRY …
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    Complete text
    From: Cindy Jayne [mailto:cindyjaynept@gmail.com]
    Sent: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 11:56 AM
    To: Jake Bell; Sascha Petersen; Kate Dean; Ian Miller
    Subject: Final Climate Change Preparedness Plan for the North Olympic Peninsula Report

    Partners of the Planning for Climate Change on the North Olympic Peninsula Project,

    We are pleased to present to you the final “Climate Change Preparedness Plan for the North Olympic Peninsula” report! This report and its many appendices and supplementary information (see list below) are the culmination of all the wonderful input and participation from all of you throughout the project, as well as the expert research, writing, and process flow from our consultants from Adaptation International and Washington Seagrant.
    Here is the list of appendices and supplementary Information, see link above to access any of these:
    • Appendix A: Comprehensive List of Adaptation Strategies
    • Appendix B: Adaptation Strategy Matrix
    • Appendix C: Sea Level Rise Probability Maps
    • Appendix D: Sea Level Rise Analysis Details
    • Appendix E: Monitoring Plan (available by end of October)
    • Appendix F: Focus Area Overview Maps
    • Supplementary Information A: List of Project Partners
    • Supplementary Information B: Climate Preparedness Outreach Powerpoint (available by end of October)
    • Supplementary Information C: Planning Language Examples for Climate Resiliency
    • Supplementary Information D: Workshop 1 Results
    • Supplementary Information E: Workshop 2 Results
    • Supplementary Information F: GIS Map Development
    Note that there are a few items being finalized as we wrap up this project by October 31, 2015. The Powerpoint Presentation (Supplementary Information B), which we have been using for a variety of presentations already, is in the process of being refined, and we will continue to refine it through the end of October. Also, the Monitoring Plan (Appendix E), which defines how and who will continue to track the progress of the implementation of the adaptation strategies, is in process and will be complete by end of October. And we are also working on an extra final product – a packaged up version of the Executive Summary that can be used as a standalone handout.
    We are currently in the process of giving presentations on the final results of this project to the municipalities and other organizations, and we have a few public presentations that are getting scheduled. One that is scheduled currently is a presentation to the Jefferson County Planning Commission, on November 4th. (The commission meeting starts at 6:30 pm, but the specific time slot has not yet been scheduled, you can check the agenda once it becomes available here.)

    We will let you know when the public presentations are scheduled.
    We will send you a final email by the end of October when these last pieces are complete, and to also enlist your help with helping move the identified climate adaptation strategies forward and to provide input on the status of the implementation of the adaptation strategies.

    Many thanks again for all your engaged and thoughtful participation and feedback throughout this project. It is very exciting to see this all come together, and to now have the report as a resource for the North Olympic Peninsula as we continue to work together to create a climate resilient future!

    Cindy Jayne
    Project Manager, NOPRCD
    cindyjaynept@gmail.com
    (360)344-2046
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    The bottom line
    NO PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT UNTIL THE INK IS DRY …
    We will let you know when the public presentations are scheduled.
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    AUG 2, 2015 SOME STATES STOPPED PLANNING AND, STARTED SUING
    Climate change: Obama orders steeper cuts from power plants
    full text below
    news.yahoo.com/obama-mandate-steeper-emissions-cuts-us-p…
    Yahoo! News
    Aug 2, 2015

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    snippets

    “CLIMATE CHANGE WILL NOT BE SOLVED BY GRABBING POWER FROM STATES OR SLOWLY HOLLOWING OUT OUR ECONOMY,” BUSH SAID.

    OPPONENTS PLANNED TO SUE IMMEDIATELY, and to ask the courts to block the rule temporarily. Many states have threatened not to comply.
    TWENTY TO 30 STATES WERE POISED TO JOIN THE ENERGY INDUSTRY IN SUING OVER THE RULE AS SOON AS IT’S FORMALLY PUBLISHED, SAID SCOTT SEGAL, A LOBBYIST WITH THE FIRM BRACEWELL AND GIULIANI WHO REPRESENTS UTILITIES.
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    TRUTH POLITICS AND HISTORY
    North Olympic Peninsula Resource Conservation & Development Council (NOPRC&D)— Planning for Climate Change on the North Olympic Peninsula ($152,078)
    The NOPRC&D will conduct a detailed assessment of climate related vulnerabilities and develop A CLIMATE ADAPTATION PLAN FOR THE NORTH OLYMPIC PENINSULA. This work will focus on options for reducing risks from climate change by improving the resiliency of the local ecosystems in watersheds of JEFFERSON AND CLALLAM COUNTY. The process will engage stakeholders and planning agencies in generating data, priorities and strategies that will inform the creation of the adaptation plan. The plan will inform the comprehensive and strategic planning processes of the cities, counties, tribes, Public Utility Districts and ports within the North Olympic Peninsula.
    Partner Organizations: Adaptation International, Washington Sea Grant.
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    TRUTH POLITICS AND HISTORY
    Climate adaptation grant for North Olympic Peninsula
    OLYMPIC CLIMATE ACTION helped develop this grant , “Planning for Climate Change on the North Olympic Peninsula Summary” and serves as a partner on it. We will encourage local elected bodies to implement the changes recommended in the report, which will be developed with reference to the best available science and in discussion with the community at large. Part of the responsibility of government is to look at emerging trends and plan for them, and no trend will be as important in this century as climate change.
    Help plan for global climate mobilization Sept. 26
    OCA is sponsoring this event in conjunction with 350.org and other climate-action organizations worldwide. This year’s climate talks in Paris will be crucial, and we need to join hands around the world to tell our leaders that it’s time to get off of fossil fuels and onto clean energy, now!
    Power Through Paris Workshop
    Saturday, September 26, 12:00-2:00 PM
    Port Angeles Library, 2210 South Peabody Street, Port Angeles
    This event is public. Spread the word!
    2015 is on track to be the hottest year in recorded history, and momentum is growing to stop the climate crisis. Political and religious leaders are beginning to get the message, but we need to carry the message home, to the global gathering of governments at the Paris climate change talks later this year — and beyond. Climate action groups are organizing events across the world in November and December, and in order to make them compelling we need everyone to work together.
    The workshop, led by OLYMPIC CLIMATE ACTION, will help us share ideas, build energy, and lay out plans for “Power Through Paris”—including how to escalate through and after the Paris climate talks, regardless of their outcome.
    Event signup link:http://act.350.org/event/power-through-paris-workshops_attend/10996
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    TRUTH POLITICS AND HISTORY
    Local Climate Change Activities – Northwest Straits Marine …
    www.nwstraits.org/media/1309/jayne-localclimateactionactivities.pdf
    Jefferson County / Port Townsend Climate Action Committee. ▷ Local 2020 … organization (NOPRCD) / Planning for Climate Change on the North Olympic. Peninsula … (NOPRCD.org) project, funded by WA Dept of Ecology and Commerce. ▷ Goal: To … their community, their state, and at a national level. ▷ They went to …

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    TRUTH POLITICS AND HISTORY
    Planning for Climate Change on the North Olympic …
    l2020.org/climate…/planning-for-climate-change-on-the-north-olympic-…
    Feb 4, 2015 – PLANNING FOR CLIMATE CHANGE ON THE NORTH OLYMPIC PENINSULA PROJECT … THE PROJECT IS FUNDED BY A GRANT FROM WA STATE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY AND COMMERCE, ... For further information on the project, contact info@noprcd.org.

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    This is an interesting ….
    THE NODC ALSO OPERATES AS THE NORTH OLYMPIC PENINSULA RESOURCE CONSERVATION & DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL (NOP RC&D).

    The North Olympic Development Council (NODC or “Council”) is a collaborative, innovative effort amongst member governments, educational & community organizations to advance economic, environmental & quality of life initiatives on the North Olympic Peninsula.

    Council Members, Roles & Affiliations
    Officers
    Deborah Stinson, Port Townsend City Council – President
    Peter Quinn, Team Jefferson Economic Development Council-Vice President
    Bill Peach, Clallam County Commissioner- Treasurer
    Clea Rome, WSU Clallam County Extension- Secretary

    COUNCIL MEMBERS

    David Sullivan, Commissioner
    Jefferson County

    Bill Peach, Commissioner,
    Clallam County

    Larry Crockett
    Port of Port Townsend

    Laura DuBois
    City of Sequim

    Will Purser
    Clallam PUD

    Kenneth Collins
    Jefferson PUD

    Sissi Bruch
    Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe

    Doug Sellon
    Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe

    Patrick Downey
    City of Port Angeles

    Linty Hopie
    Peninsula College

    Laura Lewis
    WSU Jefferson County Extension

    Colleen McAleer
    Port of Port Angeles

    Since 1992, the Council has managed projects in natural resource research, economic feasibility, market development, and regional planning.

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    Climate change: Obama orders steeper cuts from power plants

    news.yahoo.com/obama-mandate-steeper-emissions-cuts-us-p

    Yahoo! News

    Aug 2, 2015 – From Yahoo News: WASHINGTON (AP) — Aiming to jolt the rest of the world to action, President Barack Obama moved ahead Sunday with …

    Aug 2, 2015 – Yet it will be up to Obama’s successor to implement his plan, which … said the revision makes Obama’s mandate even more burdensome, costly and … “Climate change is not a problem for another generation,” Obama said in …
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Aiming to jolt the rest of the world to action, President Barack Obama moved ahead Sunday with even tougher greenhouse gas cuts on American power plants, setting up a certain confrontation in the courts with energy producers and Republican-led states.
    In finalizing the unprecedented pollution controls, Obama was installing the core of his ambitious and controversial plan to drastically reduce overall U.S. emissions, as he works to secure a legacy on fighting global warming. Yet it will be up to Obama’s successor to implement his plan, which reverberated across the 2016 presidential campaign trail.
    Opponents planned to sue immediately, and to ask the courts to block the rule temporarily. Many states have threatened not to comply.
    The Obama administration estimated the emissions limits will cost $8.4 billion annually by 2030. The actual price won’t be clear until states decide how they’ll reach their targets. But energy industry advocates said the revision makes Obama’s mandate even more burdensome, costly and difficult to achieve.
    “They are wrong,” Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said flatly, accusing opponents of promulgating a “doomsday” scenario.
    Last year, the Obama administration proposed the first greenhouse gas limits on existing power plants in U.S. history, triggering a yearlong review and more than 4 million public comments. On Monday, Obama was to unveil the final rule publicly at an event at the White House.
    “Climate change is not a problem for another generation,” Obama said in a video posted to Facebook. “Not anymore.”
    The final version imposes stricter carbon dioxide limits on states than was previously expected: a 32 percent cut by 2030, compared to 2005 levels, the White House said. Obama’s proposed version last year called only for a 30 percent cut.
    Immediately, Obama’s plan became a point of controversy in the 2016 presidential race, with Hillary Rodham Clinton voicing her strong support and using it to criticize her GOP opponents for failing to offer a credible alternative.
    “It’s a good plan, and as president, I’d defend it,” Clinton said.
    On the Republican side, Marco Rubio, a Florida senator, predicted increases in electricity bills would be “catastrophic,” while former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush called the rule “irresponsible and overreaching.”
    “Climate change will not be solved by grabbing power from states or slowly hollowing out our economy,” Bush said.
    Obama’s rule assigns customized targets to each state, then leaves it up to the state to determine how to meet them. Prodded by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., a number of Republican governors have said they simply won’t comply. If states refuse to submit plans, the EPA has the authority to impose its own plan, and McCarthy said the administration would release a model federal plan that states could adopt right away.
    Another key change to the initial proposal marks a major shift for Obama on natural gas, which the president has championed as a “bridge fuel” whose growing use can help the U.S. wean itself off dirtier coal power while ramping up renewable energy capacity. The final version aims to keep the share of natural gas in the nation’s power mix at current levels.
    Under the final rule, states will also have an additional two years — until 2022 — to comply, yielding to complaints that the original deadline was too soon. They’ll also have an additional year to submit their implementation plans to Washington.
    In an attempt to encourage earlier action, the federal government plans to offer credits to states that boost renewable sources like wind and solar in 2020 and 2021. States could store those credits away to offset pollution emitted after the compliance period starts in 2022.
    Twenty to 30 states were poised to join the energy industry in suing over the rule as soon as it’s formally published, said Scott Segal, a lobbyist with the firm Bracewell and Giuliani who represents utilities. The Obama administration has a mixed track record in fending off legal challenges to its climate rules. GOP leaders in Congress were also weighing various legislative maneuvers to try to block the rule.
    The National Mining Association lambasted the plan and said it would ask the courts to put the rule on hold while legal challenges play out. On the other end of the spectrum, Michael Brune, the Sierra Club’s executive director, said in an interview that his organization planned to hold public rallies, put pressure on individual coal plants and “intervene as necessary in the courts” to defend the rule.
    By clamping down on emissions, Obama is also working to increase his leverage and credibility with other nations whose commitments he’s seeking for a global climate treaty to be finalized later this year in Paris. As its contribution to that treaty, the U.S. has pledged to cut overall emissions 26 percent to 28 percent by 2025, compared to 2005.
    “We’re positioning the United States as an international leader on climate change,” said Brian Deese, Obama’s senior adviser.
    Power plants account for roughly one-third of all U.S. emissions of the heat-trapping gases blamed for global warming, making them the largest single source.
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    read more here
    FedCenter – Climate Change Adaptation
    https://www.fedcenter.gov/programs/climate/
    Jump to Federal framework for adaptation planning and guiding … – CEQ based its adaptation planning requirements on a … In addition, climate change adaptation planning in an … SET A MANDATE • Understand How Climate Is …

    The new Climate Change Adaptation Program Area supports Federal agency climate adaptation planning. Please check in periodically for new information.
    • What is climate change adaptation & why do Federal agencies need to adapt?
    • Background on the Implementing Instructions for federal agency climate change adaptation
    • Federal framework for adaptation planning and guiding principles
    What is Climate Change Adaptation & Why is it Important?
    Climate change adaptation means adjusting to a changing climate to minimize negative effects and take advantage of new opportunities. Climate change directly affects a wide range of Federal services, operations, programs, assets, and our national security. Through adaptation planning, an agency can identify how climate change is likely to impact its ability to achieve its mission, operate, or meet its policy and program objectives. By integrating climate change adaptation strategies into its planning, the Federal Government can ensure that resources are invested wisely and Federal services and operations remain effective in current and future climate conditions.
    Background on the Implementing Instructions for Federal Agency Climate Change Adaptation
    Executive Order 13514, Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance, establishes an integrated strategy for sustainability within the Federal Government. Under the Executive Order, each agency is required to evaluate their climate change risks and vulnerabilities to manage the effects of climate change on the agency’s mission and operations in both the short and long-term as part of the formal Strategic Sustainability Performance Planning process. In it’s October 2010 Progress Report, the Interagency Climate Change Adaptation Task Force recommended that CEQ issue climate change adaptation planning implementing instructions. The Implementing Instructions for Federal Agency Climate Change Adaptation Planning identify how agencies should respond to the adaptation requirements under the Executive Order.
    Federal Framework for Adaptation Planning, and Guiding Principles
    CEQ based its adaptation planning requirements on a six-step, flexible planning framework and eight Guiding Principles, as recommended by the Interagency Climate Change Adaptation Task Force. The planning framework is not meant to be prescriptive or to provide detailed recommendations for project-level adaptation, those detailed options will be developed over time by each agency with the help of a growing set of planning tools, illustrative case studies, and lessons learned. In addition, climate change adaptation planning in an iterative process; our knowledge of climate change is evolving, as is our understanding of different types of adaptive actions.
    Please click on the links below for more information on specific planning actions
    Planning Steps

    • Set a Mandate
    • Understand How Climate Is Changing
    • Apply to Mission and Operations


  • How Complicated is it?

    How Complicated is WHAT?

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

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

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

    AUG 28, 2014 – FEB 2, 2015?

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

    C-Span‎ – 2 days ago

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

    (I watched it, did you?)

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

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

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

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

    THE US SECURITY  STRATEGY?

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

    Jan 29, 2015 SCHULTZ,  KISSINGER  and ALBRIGHT

    “What are your greatest  concerns?”

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

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

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

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

    Don’t kill the messenger

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    WHAT’S SO COMPLICATED ABOUT THAT?

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

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

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

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

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

    Jan 29, 2015 SCHULTZ,  KISSINGER  and ALBRIGHT

    “WHAT ARE YOUR GREATEST  CONCERNS?”

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    KISSINGER – ISIS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    SCHULTZ EUROPEAN DEPENDENCY ON RUSSIAN OIL

    TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATION

    TAKING DOWN OUR POWER GRID

    OBAMA DRAWS LINES? BUT DOES NOT FOLLOW THROUGH…

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

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

    (his hindsight is 20/20)

    United Religions Initiative

    664 Cooperation Circles in 85 Countries – United Religions …

    www.uri.org/the_world_of_uri

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

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    2009 ALBRIGHT’S  STRATEGY, DIPLOMACY AND FOREIGN POLICY

    May 19, 2006  (nearly nine years ago)

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

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

     AND NO SUBJECT SEEMED MORE INHERENTLY TREACHEROUS THAN RELIGION.”

    Albright sought to expand relations with AMERICAN MUSLIM LEADERS

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

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

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    TOO BAD THE BOOK WAS NOT A BEST SELLER

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    Jan 29,2015 SCHULTZ SECURITY WARNING..

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

    If there is LOOTING there is no SECURITY.

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

    World affairs editor, BBC News March 19, 2008

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

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

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

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

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

    By Conn Hallinan,

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    THE COMMITMENT?  

    COST OF NATIONAL SECURITY – National Priorities Project

    What counts as national security depends on your perspective.

    Some people consider wars overseas to be national security.

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

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     Jan. 29,2015  KISSINGER QUESTIONS  ON STRATEGY 

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

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

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

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

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

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

    What do we seek to achieve or prevent? 

    What lengths are we willing to take to achieve?

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    AFTER THIRTEEN YEARS OF WAR?

    THE WAR TOLL ON THE HUMAN RACE?

    THE TEN $10 TRILLION DOLLARS?

    HOW MANY DEAD AND WOUNDED WARRIORS?

    HOW MANY DEAD CIVILIAN CAUSALITIES?

    HOW MANY HOMELESS MORE REFUGEES?

    WHEN WILL THEY NAME AND IDENTIFY THE ENEMY?

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    Just asking…

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

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    COST OF CONFLICT?

    The price of conflict TO THE HUMAN RACE?

    To bring new insights to the debate on global SECURITY?

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

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

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    History

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

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

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

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

    Obama strategy?  Feb 2, 2015

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

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

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

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

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    My comment and question?

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

    WHAT WAS THE STRATEGY?

    Middle Eastern oil has enchanted global powers?

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

    Speak softly and carry a big stick.

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

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

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    History

    Iraq war shows limits of US power

    World affairs editor, BBC News

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

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

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

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

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

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    MORE Albright 2009,

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

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

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

    Albright sought to expand relations with AMERICAN MUSLIM LEADERS

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

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

    complete text at

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

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    HAVE I GOTTEN YOUR ATTENTION? WATCH THIS

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

    C-Span‎ – 2 days ago

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

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    WANT MORE HISTORY?

    Behind My Back | The Art of War

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

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

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

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    Behind My Back | Kilmer on the art of war

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

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

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    Behind My Back | INHERITING THE NATIONAL DEBT

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

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

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    Behind My Back | NO MORE US WAR AND CONFLICT

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

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

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    IT’S PERSONAL

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

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

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