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  • I Got A Phone Call From WA DC

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

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

    We had about a 20 minute conversation.

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

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    THIS IS THE STORY

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

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

    Martha wants to know

    What  I want from WA STATE Representative Derek Kilmer?

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

    Simply put, I want what Abraham Lincoln   wanted on Nov 19, 1863 “Gettysburg Address” that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain-that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom-and that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.

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    What do I want?

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

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

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

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

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

    You, members of congress et al, had a choice

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

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

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

    YOU WERE OVERWHELMINGLY  REJECTED BY AMERICAN VOTERS

    GET OVER IT.

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

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

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

    AMERICAN VOTERS HAD A CHOICE

    IT WAS AN EASY CHOICE FOR AMERICAN CITIZENS.

    WITHOUT AMERICA THERE WOULD BE NO FREE WORLD

    WITHOUT PRESIDENT TRUMP THERE WOULD BE NO AMERICA

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

    WHAT DO I WANT FROM WA DC?

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

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

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

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

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

    Martha said she would check out my website.

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

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

    The bottom line

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

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    THE REST OF THE STORY

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

    My time in Port Angeles WA,  12:50 PM

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

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

    —– Original Message —–

    From: Representative Derek Kilmer

    To: phew@wavecable.com

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

    Subject: Responding to Your Message

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    Dear Ms. Hewett ,

    ABSURD SNIPPET FROM  KILMER’S EMAIL

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

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    I AM A DEPLORABLE GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP

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

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

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    MORE ABSURD SNIPPETS FROM  KILMER’S EMAIL

    Kilmer shares my concerns…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    THE REST OF THE STORY DOCUMENTED

    —– Original Message —–

    From: Representative Derek Kilmer

    To: phew@wavecable.com

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

    Subject: Responding to Your Message

    Dear Ms. Hewett,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Derek Kilmer
    Member of Congress

     


  • Wannacry? Cry About Cyberspace Security!

    Wannacry? Cry About Cyberspace Security!

    SOMEBODY? Hacked and shut down an estimated 300,000 computers  in the first attack and shut down an estimated  200,000 computers in the second attack.

    SOMEBODY’S  CYBERSPACE  HACK ATTACK’S  HIT 150 COUNTRIES.

    Cry to  the U.S. Government

    Cry to the National Security Council

    Cry to your WA DC elected representatives

    Cry about, Ransomeware.

    Everybody knows what  ransom is.

    Everybody knows it is all about the money

    But, nobody knows how much money?

    And nobody even knows what kind of money?

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    I’M STOPPING RIGHT HERE!

    May, 18, 2017 EVERYBODY KNOWS REAL MONEY IS CASH.

    U.S. paid $1.3 billion to Iran two days after cash delivery – CBS News

    EVERYBODY KNOWS WHAT PAPERLESS MONEY IS.

    ONLINE BANKING IS MONEY IN CYBERSPACE,  IT’S NEW NAME IS DIGITAL CURRENCY.

    Everybody, uses the  online cyberspace banking paperless money. Paperless money banking is so much easier online in cyberspace, automatic paperless online cyber deposits of money for everyone and everything including deposits to paperless plastic cards (some are required by law), Indeed, it can be cheaper if you pay your bills online, sign up for automatic paperless cyber payments on line.

    2017  The recent cyberattacks raises the questions

    How much emergency cash do you need stashed in case the grid goes down? Like, the president declares a national emergency, and you know that you won’t have access to your bank account for one full week? Indeed, a national emergency fund should be reserved for catastrophes in which you cannot use credit cards.

    The 1978 the concept of A Paperless society was one in which paper communication (written documents, mail, letters, etc.) is replaced by communication and storage.

    WHEN WAS THE  CONCEPT A PAPERLESS MONEY SOCIETY CREATED?

    WHEN THE U.S. GOVERNMENT MANUFACTURED A DIGITAL CURRENCY DEBT OF $10 TRILLION DOLLARS?

    Computers infected by this second virus (are not ransomeware) they do not have their functions altered, nor are their files encrypted. INSTEAD, THEY MANUFACTURE DIGITAL CURRENCY.

    There exists several different kinds of online currencies, the most famous being Bitcoin. But this second attack is designed to generate a newer form of digital cash called Monero.

    Proofpoint said THE VIRUS INSTALLS THE ADYLKUZZ CURRENCY “MINER” – a sort of malware which hijacks a computer’s processing power to solve complex math problems AND EARN DIGITAL MONEY.

    There exists several different kinds of online currencies, the most famous being BITCOIN. But this second attack is designed to generate a newer form of digital cash called MONERO.

    Proofpoint estimates this relatively unobtrusive computer virus generated more than a million euro – much more than what the wannacry hackers extorted from their ransomware attack.

    Monero offers enhanced anonymity features and is the currency of darknet market place AlphaBay. Experts also believe the currency has been pursued by North Korea-linked hacker groups.

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    THE WA DC ESTABLISHMENT IS REALLY BIG ON THE BLAME GAME

    FIRST IT WAS BLAME EVERYTHING ON RUSSIA

    Russia got hacked  by the hacker groups, so WA DC  can’t blame this on Russia, so, let’s blame North Korea.

    But, Nobody in the WA DC U.S. Government knows who been hacking?

    So we are left with the WA DC GUESSTIMATES

    Question everybody about everything….. Ask who? what? when? where? and why?

    and how?

    How many people and countries have been infected globally?

    How many people and businesses paid the ransom?

    How the ransom was paid?

    Good luck getting answers from  WA DC …

    WA DC appointed agencies and politicians in congress won’t, even if they know, unmask and identify the leakers and hackers in their own house,

    You know… It’s a matter of National security.

    Consider the source…

    Don’t believe ever thing you read

    What kind of Paperless Storage for the National Security Agency?

    Nov 1, 2009 – NSA to store yottabytes of surveillance data in Utah megarepository .

    Mar 15, 2012 – The National Security Agency’s immensely secret project in the Utah desert will intercept, analyze, and store yottabytes of the world’s … “I can’t tell you a lot about what they’re going to be doing, because it’s highly classified.”.

    Jul 24, 2013 The Pentagon is attempting to expand its worldwide electronic communications network, known as the Global Information Grid. Previous estimates (a yottabyte) would allow the data center to easily hold hypothetical 24-hour video and audio recordings of every person in the United States for a full year.

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    4 days ago  Microsoft’s president and chief legal officer Brad Smith said…

    The NSA shouldn’t think that it can amass powerful hacks and be able to keep them secure, because we’ve seen just how porous the U.S. cybersecurity apparatus is.

    TO BE CONTINUED…

    Microsoft calls out NSA, CIA for ‘stockpiling of vulnerabilities’ after …

    https://www.geekwire.com/…/microsoft-calls-nsa-cia-stockpiling-vulnerabilities-major…

    4 days ago – Microsoft calls out NSA, CIA for ‘stockpiling of vulnerabilities’ after major … a blog post Sunday about the massive cyberattack that used a ransomware …

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    DID THE CYBER ATTACKS EFFECT THE STOCK MARKET?

    Cyber Attacks Are The Perfect Trigger For A Stock Market Crash ….

    4 days ago – World’s biggest cyberattack sends countries into ‘disaster recovery mode’ …

    For Crying Out Loud Read more my website…..

    Cyber Attacks Are The Perfect Trigger For A Stock Market Crash | Zero …

    www.zerohedge.com/news/2017…/cyber-attacks-are-perfect-trigger-stock-market-cras… 17 hours ago – Cyber Attacks Are The Perfect Trigger For A Stock Market Crash ….

     DDoS Attacks Against Global Financial Markets | Cybersecurity white …https://content.akamai.com/PG2547-DDoS-Attacks-Against-Global-Markets.html

    Intelligence gathered from nearly a dozen significant DDoS cyberattacks reveals the devastating market effects on financial services firms and other enterprises.

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    Alert: Massive WannaCry Ransomware Outbreak is Causing Global …

    Global alert to prepare for fresh cyber attacks – Financial Times

    Second massive WannCry-like cyber attack identified | Euronews


  • FBI Comey Was Mildly Nauseous?

    Read the Rest of the Story… by Pearl Harvey

    HILLARY CLINTON ALMOST GOT AWAY WITH IT BECAUSE OF NATIONAL SECURITY.

    No wonder Comey Was Mildly Nauseous….

    This documented comment is enough to gag a maggot

    Hilary Clinton did not swear an oath to tell the truth before meeting with the FBI for three and a half hours last weekend, and the interview was not recorded, FBI Director James Comey told House lawmakers on Thursday.

    FBI DIRECTOR JAMES COMEY,WAS PROHIBITED BY THE DOJ  TO  ELECTRONIC RECORD HIS INVESTIGATION INTERVIEW WITH HILLARY CLINTON BECAUSE IT INVOLVED NATIONAL SECURITY.

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    June 3, 2014
    For decades, criminal investigators have known that the best way to obtain and preserve reliable information is to electronically record interviews and interrogations.
    And yet agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation have continued to rely on handwritten notes taken during interrogations, which they later type onto so-called 302 forms.
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    That will finally change. In mid-May, the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a memo instructing all federal investigative agencies—including the F.B.I., the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Marshals Service, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives—to use electronic recording while interviewing witnesses and suspects,
    EXCEPT IN CASES  INVOLVING NATIONAL SECURITY
    the new policy goes into effect on July 11th. 
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    July 5, 2016
    Statement by FBI Director James B. Comey on the Investigation of Secretary Hillary Clinton’s Use of a Personal E-Mail System
    FBI DIRECTOR JAMES COMEY,WAS PROHIBITED BY THE DOJ  TO  ELECTRONIC RECORD HIS INVESTIGATION INTERVIEW WITH HILLARY CLINTON BECAUSE IT INVOLVED NATIONAL SECURITY.
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    Why did the F.B.I. resist the change for so many years? Bureaucratic inertia, perhaps, or discomfort with making certain techniques transparent?
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    May 3, 2017 – Comey said Wednesday that it makes him “mildly nauseous” to think his decision to reopen the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails just days before the election could have impacted voters, but added he would make the same choice again.

    “I faced a choice,” Comey said. “And I’ve lived my entire career by the tradition that if you can possibly avoid it, you avoid any action in the run-up to an election that might have an impact, whether it’s a dog-catcher election or president of the United States. But I sat there that morning and could not see a door labeled ‘no action here.'”

    In his most detailed explanation and strongest defense of his actions to date, Comey said it was a choice between “really bad and catastrophic” to inform lawmakers about the discovery of additional Clinton emails found on the computer of former Rep. Anthony Weiner, the husband of Clinton aide Huma Abedin.

    Comey said he had the choice to either “speak” or “conceal.” He called the decision — which quickly became public — “one of the world’s most painful experiences,” but said making it was the right move.

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    FBI Memo

    www.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/national/20070402_FBI_Memo.pdf
    Apr 2, 2007 – Page 1. FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION. Frecedauon ROUTINE ‘ Date: 3/23/2006. To: All Field Offices ittm ADIC, sac, and cm:.

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    Bill,

    online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/DOJDocsPt4-1070319.pdf

    Mar 30, 2006 – Details: FBI policy on electronic recording of confessions and witness interviews is contained in a SAC Memorandum 22—99, dated 10 August …

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    Why did the F.B.I. resist the change for so many years? Bureaucratic inertia, perhaps, or discomfort with making certain techniques transparent?
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    Dated 3/17/06 Office of the General Council Investigative Law Unit
    ELECTRON RECORDING OF CONFESSIONS AND WITNESSES
    http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/DOJDocsPt4-1070319.pdf
    This is a 54 page DOJ document
    with a hand written notation “SO WE WANT TO HIDE THE TRUTH? DON’T WANT JURY TO REACH IT’S OWN JUDGMENT?
    It is recognized there are many situations in which recording the subjects interview would be prudent…
    On a case-by-case opportunity to use this technique where and when it will be used to further the investigation and subsequent prosecution….
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    Except in cases  LIKE HILLARY CLINTON’S involving national security
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    From the group of 30,000 e-mails returned to the State Department, 110 e-mails in 52 e-mail chains have been determined by the owning agency to contain classified information at the time they were sent or received. Eight of those chains contained information that was Top Secret at the time they were sent;36 chains contained Secret information at the time
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    July 5, 2016
    Statement by FBI Director James B. Comey on the Investigation of Secretary Hillary Clinton’s Use of a Personal E-Mail System

    Remarks prepared for delivery at press briefing.

    Good morning. I’m here to give you an update on the FBI’s investigation of Secretary Clinton’s use of a personal e-mail system during her time as Secretary of State.

    After a tremendous amount of work over the last year, the FBI is completing its investigation and referring the case to the Department of Justice for a prosecutive decision. What I would like to do today is tell you three things: what we did; what we found; and what we are recommending to the Department of Justice.

    This will be an unusual statement in at least a couple ways. First, I am going to include more detail about our process than I ordinarily would, because I think the American people deserve those details in a case of intense public interest. Second, I have not coordinated or reviewed this statement in any way with the Department of Justice or any other part of the government. They do not know what I am about to say.

    I want to start by thanking the FBI employees who did remarkable work in this case. Once you have a better sense of how much we have done, you will understand why I am so grateful and proud of their efforts.

    So, first, what we have done:

    The investigation began as a referral from the Intelligence Community Inspector General in connection with Secretary Clinton’s use of a personal e-mail server during her time as Secretary of State. The referral focused on whether classified information was transmitted on that personal system.

    Our investigation looked at whether there is evidence classified information was improperly stored or transmitted on that personal system, in violation of a federal statute making it a felony to mishandle classified information either intentionally or in a grossly negligent way, or a second statute making it a misdemeanor to knowingly remove classified information from appropriate systems or storage facilities.

    Piecing all of that back together—to gain as full an understanding as possible of the ways in which personal e-mail was used for government work—has been a painstaking undertaking, requiring thousands of hours of effort.

    click on the link below to read the full text

    Statement by FBI Director James B. Comey on the Investigation of …

    https://www.fbi.gov/…/statement-by-fbi-director-james-b-comey-on-the-investigation-…

    Jul 5, 2016Statement by FBI Director James B. Comey on the Investigation of Secretary Hillary Clinton’s Use of a Personal E-Mail System. Remarks …

    In this case, given the importance of the matter, I think unusual transparency is in order.

    Opinions are irrelevant,  they were all uninformed by insight into our investigation.

  • President Trump’s Global Change.gov

    During a campaign speech in North Dakota in May 2016, Trump told a cheering crowd, “WE’RE GOING TO CANCEL THE PARIS CLIMATE AGREEMENT AND STOP ALL PAYMENTS OF U.S. TAX DOLLARS TO U.N. GLOBAL WARMING PROGRAMS”

    NOV 4, 2016, FOUR DAYS BEFORE DONALD J. TRUMP WAS ELECTED PRESIDENT THE PARIS AGREEMENT ENTERED INTO FORCE

    AND  THEY COULDN’T FIGURE OUT HOW OR WHY DONALD J. TRUMP WON THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION ON NOV 8, 2017. period

    bottom line…

    Global Change.gov Was Mandated by Congress to “assist the Nation and the world to understand, assess, predict, and respond to human-induced natural response to global change”.

    TODAY IS MAY 6, 2017

    AND TODAY, ACCORDING TO THE MEDIAS TOP NEWS STORIES,  THEY ARE STILL TRYING TO  FIGURE OUT WHY TRUMP WON.

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    MAY 6, 2017 SHOULD PRESIDENT TRUMP  KEEP HIS PROMISE TO “CANCEL” THE PARIS AGREEMENT ON CLIMATE CHANGE?

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    Global Climate Change.gov?

    The (GLOBAL) Change Research Act 1990 is a UNITED STATES LAW REQUIRING RESEARCH INTO GLOBAL WARMING AND RELATED ISSUES.

    THE UNITED NATIONS (GLOBAL) CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE WILL BEGIN ON

    Monday, November 6, 2017 and ends on Friday, November 17, 2017

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    Since the U.S. (GLOBAL) Change Research Program (USGCRP) started in 1990, scientific understanding of  (GLOBAL WARMING)  global change has increased and the information needs of the nation have changed dramatically. (false news)

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    WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE PARIS ACCORD, aka THE PARIS AGREEMENT AND U.N. CLIMATE CHANGE FUND?

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    snippets from a November 29, 2016 post

    CANCELING THE PARIS AGREEMENT AND U.N. CLIMATE CHANGE FUND

    During a campaign speech in North Dakota in May, Trump told a cheering crowd, “WE’RE GOING TO CANCEL THE PARIS CLIMATE AGREEMENT AND STOP ALL PAYMENTS OF U.S. TAX DOLLARS TO U.N. GLOBAL WARMING PROGRAMS”

    The agreement, however, was negotiated and ratified by the global community, so Trump cannot simply call it off. (So far, 193 countries have signed the accord, and 113 have ratified it). BUT TRUMP STILL HAS PERHAPS THE MOST POWER HERE TO FOLLOW THROUGH ON HIS PROMISE, COMPARED WITH HIS OTHER PLEDGES.

    PRES. BARACK OBAMA UNILATERALLY RATIFIED THE PARIS ACCORD WITHOUT THE SENATE, AND TRUMP COULD WITHDRAW THE U.S. FROM THE AGREEMENT NEARLY AS EASILY BY SIGNING AN EXECUTIVE ORDER, even on his first day in office. Experts note that it will take the U.S. four years to fully back out of the agreement, due to the way it is structured: Under the Paris accord, any country that wants to leave must wait three years after the agreement takes force (which happened on Nov. 4) —and then there is an additional yearlong notice period. Yet “as a practical matter, the announcement and paperwork would have the effect of removing the U.S., setting it on a certain course for withdrawal,” says Scott Fulton, president of the Environmental Law Institute.

    TRUMP WILL HAVE ANOTHER OPTION IF HE DOESN’T WANT TO WAIT FOUR YEARS: HE COULD PULL OUT OF THE U.N. FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE (UNFCCC) WITH AN EXECUTIVE ORDER, WHICH WOULD SIMULTANEOUSLY WITHDRAW THE U.S. FROM THE PARIS AGREEMENT. It would take only one year to complete, although it is viewed as a more drastic move. “It would be a very dramatic thing to withdraw from the UNFCCC,” Freeman says, “He could do it, but it would annoy an awful lot of our allies.” Trump, though, has recently appeared to soften his stance on the Paris accord. In a recent interview with the New York Times, he said he had “an open mind” about the agreement.

    THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION WILL ALSO HAVE THE CHOICE TO SIMPLY IGNORE U.S. EMISSION TARGETS UNDER THE PARIS AGREEMENT—the accord does not include any formal punishment for countries that do not meet their goals. Pulling out of one or any international treaties or ignoring their mandates would likely damage the U.S.’s relationship with the international community. Experts say that if the U.S. withdraws from the Paris accord, there could be diplomatic and economic repercussions—some countries, such as Mexico and Canada, are reportedly considering imposing a carbon tariff on U.S. products.

    TRUMP HAS ALSO DECLARED THAT HE WANTS TO “CANCEL BILLIONS IN PAYMENTS TO U.N. CLIMATE CHANGE PROGRAMS AND USE THE MONEY TO FIX AMERICA’S WATER AND ENVIRONMENTAL INFRASTRUCTURE.” This funding is meant to provide support to developing countries so they can take action to reduce carbon emissions and adapt to climate change, something they probably could not afford otherwise.

    UNDER THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION THE U.S. HAS COMMITTED TO GIVING $3 BILLION TO THE U.N. GREEN CLIMATE FUND, AND AS OF NOVEMBER 4, IT HAD ALREADY HANDED OVER $500 MILLION. WHEREAS TRUMP WILL NOT BE ABLE TO GET THAT MONEY BACK, HE AND CONGRESS COULD WITHHOLD THE REMAINDER OF THOSE FUNDS FROM THE U.N.

    “THE PROSPECT OF THAT MONEY HAS DIMMED, BECAUSE NEITHER TRUMP NOR CONGRESS IS PARTICULARLY INTERESTED IN PROVIDING IT,” Freeman says. Although Trump has promised to cancel climate fund payments to the U.N. on his first day, it is more a matter of doing nothing over time—he and Congress simply would not designate any more money for the Green Climate Fund. As for reallocating the U.N. payments to fix America’s water and environmental infrastructure, Trump would need Congressional buy in, as Congress determines how federal money is spent.

    DONALD J. TRUMP IS THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

    INDEED…. OUR “AMERICA FIRST” PRESIDENT HAS OPTIONS

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    MAY 4, 2017 Question….

    Should President Trump Keep His Promise to Cancel the Paris …

    reason.com/blog/2017/05/04/should-president-trump-cancel-the-paris

    2 days ago – SHOULD PRESIDENT TRUMP “CANCEL” THE PARIS AGREEMENT ON CLIMATE CHANGE? … Under the Paris Agreement, the Obama administration committed to ……. Donald Trump’s Climate Change Executive Order Will Make Energy Cheaper.

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    MAY 6, 2017 same question

    SHOULD PRESIDENT TRUMP  KEEP HIS PROMISE TO “CANCEL” THE PARIS AGREEMENT ON CLIMATE CHANGE?

    FOUR DAYS BEFORE DONALD J. TRUMP WAS ELECTED PRESIDENT

    THE PARIS AGREEMENT ENTERED INTO FORCE 4 NOVEMBER 2016.

    PRES. BARACK OBAMA UNILATERALLY RATIFIED THE PARIS ACCORD The Paris Agreement (French: Accord de Paris) WITHOUT THE SENATE

    AND TODAY, ACCORDING TO THE MEDIAS TOP NEWS STORIES,  THEY ARE STILL TRYING TO  FIGURE OUT WHY TRUMP WON.

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    A bumpier road for the Paris Agreement on Climate Change after …

    www.allianzglobalinvestors.de/…/16-2060+A+first+step+with+COP22+ELA0612.pdf?…

    THE AGREEMENT FINALLY, ENTERED INTO FORCE ON 4TH NOVEMBER 2016 after 112 of the …. Funding and adaptive response to climate change are the weak points: … to US records, USD1.29bn was spent on overseas climate assistance in 2016 with …

    HE PLEDGED TO “CANCEL THE PARIS CLIMATE AGREEMENT AND STOP ALL PAYMENTS TO UN …

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    HERE’S THE BLAH.. BLAH… BLAH…ON  U.S.A. GLOBAL CHANGE.GOV?

    Legal Mandate | GlobalChange.gov

    www.globalchange.gov/about/legal-mandate

    Jump to SEC. 203. INTERNATIONAL DISCUSSIONSCoordination of (GLOBAL)change research plans with those developed by international organizations ..

    1. 169 (101st): Global Change Research Act of 1990

    The Global Change Research Act 1990 is a UNITED STATES LAW REQUIRING RESEARCH INTO GLOBAL WARMING AND RELATED ISSUES. It requires a report to Congress every four years on the environmental, economic, health and safety consequences of climate change.

    The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) is an interagency program, established by the Global Change Research Act (GCRA) of 1990, mandated by Congress to “assist the Nation and the world to understand, assess, predict, and respond to human-induced and natural processes of global change”.

    Since the USGCRP began, SCIENTIFIC UNDERSTANDING OF GLOBAL CHANGE has increased and the information needs of the nation have changed dramatically.

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    ACCORDING TO A SUMMARY BY THE CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE, THE ACT:

    “DIRECTS THE PRESIDENT, through the Federal Coordinating Council on Science, Engineering, and Technology (Council), to establish the Committee on Earth and Environmental Sciences to carry out Council functions under specified provisions of the National Science and Technology Policy, Organization, and Priorities Act of 1976 relating to global change research, to increase the effectiveness and productivity of Federal global change research efforts.

    DIRECTS THE PRESIDENT TO establish an interagency United States Global Change Research Program to improve understanding of global change. Requires the Chairman of the Council, through the Committee, to develop a National Global Change Research Plan for implementation of the Program. SETS FORTH REQUIRED PLAN CONTENTS AND RESEARCH ELEMENTS, INCLUDING THAT THE PLAN PROVIDE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR COLLABORATION WITHIN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND AMONG NATIONS.

    Requires the Chairman to enter into an agreement with the National Research Council to: (1) evaluate the scientific content of the Plan; and (2) provide information and advice and recommended priorities for future global change research.

     Requires the Committee to provide general guidance each year to each Federal agency or department participating in the Program WITH RESPECT TO PREPARATION OF REQUESTS FOR APPROPRIATIONS RELATED TO THE PROGRAM.

    REQUIRES the Council, at least every four years, through the Committee, to submit to the President and the Congress an assessment regarding THE FINDINGS OF THE PROGRAM AND ASSOCIATED UNCERTAINTIES, the effects of global change, and current and major long-term trends in global change.

    REQUIRES that the research findings of the Committee and of Federal agencies and departments be made available TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY AND ALL FEDERAL AGENCIES AND DEPARTMENTS.

    TITLE II: INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION IN GLOBAL CHANGE RESEARCH – INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION IN GLOBAL CHANGE RESEARCH ACT OF 1990 –

    DECLARES THAT THE PRESIDENT should direct the Secretary of State to initiate discussions with other nations on:

    (1) international agreements to coordinate global change research; and

    (2) an international research protocol for cooperation on the development of energy technologies which have minimally adverse effects on the environment.

    DIRECTS THE PRESIDENT to establish an Office of Global Change Research Information to disseminate to foreign governments and their citizens, businesses, and institutions scientific research useful in preventing, mitigating, or adapting to the effects of global change.

    TITLE III: GROWTH DECISION AIDDirects the Secretary of Commerce to:

    (1) conduct a study on the implications of growth and development on urban, suburban, and rural communities; and

    (2) based on the study, produce a decision aid to assist State and local authorities in planning and managing growth and development while preserving community character.”

    bottom line…

    Global Change.gov Was mandated by Congress to “assist the Nation and the world to understand, assess, predict, and respond to human-induced natural RESPONSE TO global change”.

    TODAY IS MAY 6, 2017

    AND TODAY, ACCORDING TO THE MEDIAS TOP NEWS TV STORIES,  THEY ARE STILL TRYING TO  FIGURE OUT WHY TRUMP WON.


  • WA State Accused of “Cloud Rustling”

    YEP,  IN 1977  WA STATE WAS  ACCUSED OF “CLOUD RUSTLING”

    Rainmaking and Cloud Rustling – The New York Times

    www.nytimes.com/1977/03/09/archives/rainmaking-and-cloud-rustling.html

    Mar 9, 1977 – THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF IDAHO HAS ACCUSED THE NEIGHBORING STATE OF WASHINGTON OF “CLOUD RUSTLING,” AND ANNOUNCED PLANS TO FILE SUIT IN FEDERAL …

    THE HISTORY OF “CLOUD RUSTLING,” WEATHER MODIFICATION, AKA CLOUD SEEDING FROM 1944 THROUGH 2017 IS VERY, VERY INTERESTING

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    HMMM?  HOW INTERESTING…

    A CLOUD SEEDING LAWSUIT WAS FILED AGAINST WA STATE  IN 1956

    Washington State 1956

    Auvil Orchard Company, Inc. v. Weather Modification, Inc.,

    Nr. 19268 (Superior Court, Chelan County, Wash. 1956).

    This is an UNREPORTED case that has been mentioned briefly in several law review articles.4Auvil was able to get a temporary injunction prohibiting cloud seeding for hail suppression.

    HOWEVER, AUVIL WAS UNABLE TO OBTAIN A PERMANENT INJUNCTION, BECAUSE HE WAS UNABLE TO PROVE THAT THE CLOUD SEEDING HAD CAUSED A FLOOD.

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    AND, In 1977 WA State passed a law on CLOUD SEEDING

    Chapter 43.37 RCW: WEATHER MODIFICATION – Access Washington

    app.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=43.37

    LIABILITY OF STATE DENIEDLegal rights of private persons not affected. 43.37.200. Penalty. 43.37. … PROGRAM OF EMERGENCY CLOUD SEEDING AUTHORIZED. 43.37.220.

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    INDEED….

    THE HISTORY OF CLOUD SEEDING  MAKES AN INTERESTING CASE STUDY

    in the interaction between, Department of Defense, DoD, USDOD, or DOD scientists and society: not only about the obligations and ethics of scientists, but also about Owning the Weather in 2025. A Research Paper … Presented on 17 June 1996,

    AND, HOW COURTS HAVE AVOIDED DECIDING CASES INVOLVING TECHNICAL ISSUES ABOUT WEATHER MODIFICATION.

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    UNBELIEVABLE?

    Weather as a Force Multiplier: Owning the Weather in 2025 – US Gov

    For those who would like to read the rest of Weather as a Force Multiplier: Owning the Weather in 2025, or are still having doubts about weather modification, Earth Changes Central has made a copy of the original US Air Force PDF file available for reading, which can be located here:
    http://earthchangescentral.com/research/Project2025/vol3ch15.pdf

    Aug 5, 1996 – Owning the Weather in 2025. was A Research Paper … Presented on 17 June 1996, this report was produced in the Department of Defense, DoD, USDOD, or DOD) school.

    WHO?

    The Department of Defense (DoD, USDOD, or DOD) is an executive branch department of the federal government of the United States charged with coordinating …

     WHAT?

    THE INFLUENCE OF THE WEATHER ON MILITARY OPERATIONS HAS LONG BEEN RECOGNIZED. During World War II, Eisenhower said, [i]n Europe bad weather is the worst enemy of the air [operations]. Some soldier once said, “The weather is always neutral.” Nothing could be more untrue. Bad weather is obviously the enemy of the side that seeks to launch projects requiring good weather, or of the side possessing great assets, such as strong air forces, which depend upon good weather for effective operations. If really bad weather should endure permanently, the Nazi would need nothing else to defend the Normandy coast!

    WHEN?

    D-Day Weather Map Is Most Important in History
    The forecast for northwest France on June 6, 1944 stands as history`s most important weather forecast. Conditions at Omaha Beach and the other landing zones within 50 miles of Normandy had to be just right so as to allow troops to parachute to their landing zones, as well as maneuver their way onshore via amphibious vehicles. With so many military assets being deployed — more than 5,000 ships, 13,000 aircraft and 160,000 Allied troops — THE WEATHER FORECAST, AT A TIME WHEN MODERN METEOROLOGY WAS STILL IN ITS INFANCY, WAS CRUCIAL TO THE SUCCESS OF THE MISSION.
    (mashable.com)
    http://hitlernews.cloudworth.com/weather-wwII-mud-war.php

    WHERE?

    Massive World War II bombing raids altered English weather
    Allied bombing raids during WWII turned the English sky white with contrails, providing a case study for scientists studying how the weather is affected by these long, feathery lines of condensation that form behind aircraft. Contrails form when the hot, moist plume of engine exhaust mixes with cold air. Liquid droplets form and then freeze, forming a straight, white line. Contrails, which can last days, have complex effects on the Earth`s surface temperature: They can reflect sunlight, causing cooling, or they can trap long-wave radiation, and preventing it from escaping to space.
    (livescience.com)
    http://hitlernews.cloudworth.com/weather-wwII-mud-war.php

    WHY?

     Weather as a Force Multiplier: Owning the Weather in … – UK Skywatch

    www.uk-skywatch.co.uk/Weather%20as%20a%20Force%20Multiplier.%20Owning%…

    by CTJ House – ‎1996 – ‎Cited by 26 – ‎Related articles

    Aug 5, 1996 – Owning the Weather in 2025. A Research Paper … Presented on 17 June 1996, this report was produced in the Department of Defense, DoD, USDOD, or DOD) school.

    The Department of Defense is an executive branch department of the federal government of the United States charged with coordinating and supervising all agencies and functions of the government concerned …

    Earth Changes Central has made a copy of the original US Air Force PDF file available for reading, which can be located here:
    http://earthchangescentral.com/research/Project2025/vol3ch15.pdf

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    READ THE 1996 DOCUMENT ABOVE

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    READ THE TWO DOCUMENTS BELOW…

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    Full text of “Weather modification: programs, problems, policy, and …

    https://archive.org/stream/weatificat00unit/weatificat00unit_djvu.txt

    193 Legislative and congressional activities 194 Federal legislation on weather ….. 93th Cong., 1st sess., Oct. 26, 1977, Washington, U.S. Government Printing ….. Operation of cloud-seeding equipment near the border of one State may also …

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    Weather Modification Law in the USA – Dr. Ronald B. Standler

    www.rbs2.com/weather.pdf

    Oct 22, 2006 – Washington state 1956 . … South Dakota 1977 . …. The best-known kind of weather modification is cloud seeding, with the goal of producing …

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    WHO OWNS THIS WEATHER MAY 2, 2017

    Towns Flooded Across Arkansas, Missouri as Rivers Rise; 20 Dead in …

    https://weather.com/…/severe-weather-tornadoes-flooding-storms-texas-missouri-arka…

    May 2 2017 01:00 PM EDT … Story Highlights. At least 20 people have … Flooding triggered by deadly storms over the weekend prompted ….

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    Deadly storms and flooding in US Midwest, South | News | DW.COM …

    www.dw.com/en/deadly-storms-and-flooding-in-us-midwest-south/a-38658400

    13 hours ago – TOP STORIES … Deadly storms and flooding in US Midwest, South … Date 02.05.2017; Related Subjects Weather; Keywords US, Midwest, …

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    Weather Manipulation – Fact or Fantasy? – Earth Changes Central

    earthchangescentral.com/eccarticles/WeatherManipulation_Fact_or_Fantasy01.html

    Sep 11, 2005 – IN THE UNITED STATES, WEATHER-MODIFICATION will likely become a part of … has made a copy of the original US Air Force PDF file available for …

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    WHETHER WEATHER MANIPULATION IS FACT OR FANTASY?

    WHETHER CLOUD SEEDING CAUSES FLOODING?

    WHETHER CHEMTRAILS ARE A CONSPIRACY OR FACT?

     YOU DECIDE…

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    CHANGING THE NAME DOES NOT CHANGE THE GAME. period

    Behind My Back | Albedo modification?

    www.behindmyback.org/category/albedo-modification/

    www.sciencemag.org/…/fight-global-warming-senate-calls-study-… —————-. Science Apr 19, 2016 – Controversial “albedo modification” should be explored …

    Behind My Back | $5.4 Billion for DOE’S “albedo modification”?

    www.behindmyback.org/2016/04/29/5-4-billion-for-does-albedo-modification/

    Apr 29, 2016 – By Adrian Cho Apr. 19, 2016 , 4:00 PM www.sciencemag.org/. … Albedo modificationis not a solution to global warming, it is only a way to …

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    Climate intervention (also called geoengineering)

    Climate Intervention – National Academies

    dels.nas.edu/…/cli
    National Research Council (U.S.) Commission on Ge…
    David Keith, an atmospheric physicist at Harvard University, says,
    “Ignorance is not a good basis for making decisions?
    so learning more about this is extremely valuable ($5.4 billion?)
     even if we find out that it will never work?
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    The bottom line
    REALLY?

    To be continued……


  • Trump’s War on Illegal Immigrants and Crime

    Trump’s War on Illegal Immigrants and Crime

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

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

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    STATISTICS FROM LETHAL DRUG OVERDOSES THAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    snippets provided from …

    MAY 15, 2016

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

    AUG 25, 2016

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

    OCT 22, 2016 full unedited text above

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

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    JAN 20, 2017  snippets from

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

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

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

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

    FEDERAL INMATES CONVICTED OF DRUG CRIMES.

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

    “QUALIFIED FEDERAL INMATES” DEFINED AS?

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

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

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

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

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    APRIL 27, 2017 snippets from

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

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

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

    LISTED AS NUMBER FOUR (4)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP

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

     


  • U.S. GPO Keeping America Informed?

    U.S. GPO Keeping America Informed?

    U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO)  Keeping America Informed?

    OOPS… Today is April 27, 2017 the last entry posted was April 14, 2017

    GPO Keeping America Informed? Is 13 days behind the times.

    If you can’t put it simply, you don’t understand it very well.

    The 100th day of Trump’s presidency will be April 29, 2017.

    “Keeping America Informed?”

    WOW!  DOWN LOAD THIS, 3500 OR MORE WORDS, 19 PAGES…

     UPDATING THE Checklist of White House Press Releases starting April 15, 2017

    Why bother with that?

    SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIALS?

    THE FOLLOWING LIST CONTAINS RELEASES OF THE OFFICE OF THE PRESS SECRETARY THAT ARE NEITHER PRINTED ITEMS NOR COVERED BY ENTRIES IN THE DIGEST OF OTHER WHITE HOUSE ANNOUNCEMENTS.

    At least what there is, is in chronological order.

    DCPD-2017 CHECKLIST – Checklist of White House Press Releases

    UNBELIEVABLE?  DOWN LOAD THIS, 3500 OR MORE WORDS, 19 PAGES…

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    WOW… AND THEN THERE IS THIS

    NO FALSE NEWS HERE…. DIRECTLY FROM ….

    THE WHITE HOUSE

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    SO, I AM UPDATING

    The Checklist of White House Press Releases starting April 15, 2017

    Why bother with that?

    SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIALS?

    KEEPING AMERICA INFORMED?

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    April 26, 2017

    Press Briefing by Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin on Executive Order Improving Accountability and Whistleblower Protections

    April 26, 2017

    Background Briefing on the First 100 Days

    April 26, 2017

    Briefing by Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin and Director of the National Economic Council Gary Cohn

    April 26, 2017

    On-the-Record Press Call on the Education Federalism Executive Order

    April 25, 2017

    Press Briefing by Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke on the Executive Order to Review the Designations Under the Antiquities Act

    April 25, 2017

    Daily Press Briefing by Press Secretary Sean Spicer and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross

    April 24, 2017

    On-the-Record Press Briefing on the President’s Executive Order Promoting Agriculture and Rural Prosperity

    April 24, 2017

    Press Briefing by Press Secretary Sean Spicer, 4/24/2017, #40

    April 21, 2017

    Press Gaggle by Press Secretary Sean Spicer

    April 21, 2017

    Press Briefing by Secretary of Treasury Steve Mnuchin on Financial Services Executive Order and Memoranda

    April 20, 2017

    Press Briefing by Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on the Memorandum Regarding the Investigation Pursuant to Section 232 (B) of the Trade Expansion Act

    April 19, 2017

    Press Briefing by Press Secretary Sean Spicer, 4/19/2017

    April 18, 2017

    Gaggle on Background on Buy American, Hire American Executive Order

    April 18, 2017

    Press Gaggle by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Sanders en route Kenosha, WI, 4/18/2017

    April 17, 2017

    Press Briefing by Press Secretary Sean Spicer, 4/17/2017, #38

    April 17, 2017

    Background Briefing on Buy American, Hire American Executive Order

    April 14, 2017

    Background Press Call on the Vice President’s Travel to South Korea, Japan, Indonesia, and Australia

     

    AND THERE YOU HAVE IT.. Well sort of….

    UPDATED AND KEEPING AMERICA INFORMED

    April 14, 2017

    White House Commends Atlanta First Responders for Response to Interstate 85 Bridge Fire

    April 14  Statement by the Press Secretary: White House Commends Atlanta First Responders for Response to Interstate 85 Bridge Fire

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    APRIL 14, 2017 UPDATED TO APRIL 26, 2017

    ADMINISTRATION OF DONALD J. TRUMP,

    Checklist of White House Press Releases

    The following list contains releases of the Office of the Press Secretary that are neither printed items nor covered by entries in the Digest of Other White House Announcements.

    Click on the top link to read the full 3500 word plus document

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    Just saying… Based on all of the documentation above

    The Russians didn’t do it!

    PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP DID!

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    January 20

    Text of a memorandum from White House Chief of Staff Reinhold R. “Reince” Priebus to the heads of executive departments and agencies on the regulatory freeze pending review

    January 21

    Transcript of remarks to reporters by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    January 23

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Trump Takes Action: Signs Series of Presidential Memoranda Dealing With Trade and Other Issues

    January 24

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Trump Takes Action To Expedite Priority Energy and Infrastructure Projects

    Statement by the Press Secretary on media coverage of the children of Presidents

    January 25

    Statement by the Press Secretary: Praise for President Trump’s Bold Action

    January 26

    Statement by Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Mark S. Sandy: Budgetary Impact Analysis for Executive Order Entitled “Minimizing the Economic Burden of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Pending Repeal”

    Statement by Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Mark S. Sandy: Budgetary Impact Analysis for Executive Order Entitled “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States”

    Statement by Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Mark S. Sandy: Budgetary Impact Analysis for Executive Order Entitled “Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements”

    Statement by Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Mark S. Sandy: Budgetary Impact Analysis for Executive Order Entitled “Expediting Environmental Reviews and Approvals for High Priority Infrastructure Projects”

    January 27

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Trump Announces Manufacturing Jobs Initiative

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Trump’s First Week of Action

    Statement by the Press Secretary: Evening Communications Briefing

    January 29

    Statement by the Press Secretary: Top Highlights From the Sunday Shows

    January 30

    Statement by the Press Secretary: Senate Democrats Obstruct President Trump’s Nominees To Lead Major Departments, Agencies

    Statement by the Press Secretary on the appointment of Dana J. Boente as Acting Attorney General

    January 31

    Transcript of a press briefing by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Donald J. Trump Will Continue To Enforce Executive Order Protecting the Rights of the LGBTQ Community in the Workplace

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Trump Works To Make Drugs More Affordable, Create Jobs

    Statement by the Press Secretary: Doing What He Said He Would: President Trump’s Transparent, Principled, and Consistent Process for Choosing a Supreme Court Nominee

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Donald J. Trump Nominates Judge Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court

    Text of a background paper on Supreme Court Nominee Neil M. Gorsuch

    Text of a brief curriculum vitae of Supreme Court Nominee Neil M. Gorsuch

    Statement by the Press Secretary: Bipartisan Praise for the “Impossible To Oppose” Judge Neil Gorsuch

    February 1

    Transcript of a press briefing by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Statement by the Press Secretary: Editorial Boards Across the Country Praise Judge Gorsuch

    Statement by the Press Secretary: First Lady Melania Trump Announces Chief of Staff

    Statement by National Security Adviser Michael T. Flynn on Iran’s ballistic missile launch

    February 2

    Transcript of a press briefing by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Statement by the Press Secretary: More Editorial Praise for Judge Gorsuch

    Statement by the Press Secretary: White House National Security Adviser Announces NSC Senior Staff Appointments

    Statement by the Press Secretary on Israel’s settlement activity

    February 3

    Transcript of a press briefing by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Statement by the Press Secretary on judicial action against the President’s Executive Order 13769 titled “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States”

    Statement by National Security Adviser Michael T. Flynn announcing U.S. sanctions against Iran

    February 4

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Trump’s Second Week of Action

    Statement by the Press Secretary: Making America Safe Again: In Only Two Weeks, President Trump Delivers on His Promise To Make America Safe Again

    Statement by the Press Secretary: Getting Americans Back to Work: Sticking to His Word: President Trump’s First Two Weeks Prioritized Putting Americans Back to Work

    February 5

    Statement by the Press Secretary: Top Highlights From Sunday’s Shows

    February 6

    Transcript of a press gaggle by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    February 7

    Transcript of a press briefing by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Statement by the Press Secretary: In Case You Missed It: McClatchy on Historical Precedent for President’s National Security Executive Order

    Statement by the Press Secretary: White House Director of Legislative Affairs Announces Legislative Affairs House Staff Appointments

    February 8

    Transcript of a press briefing by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Donald J. Trump Announces His Cabinet

    Statement by the Press Secretary: First Lady Melania Trump Announces the Appointment of Anna Christina Niceta Lloyd as White House Social Secretary

    Statement by the Press Secretary on the President’s letter to President Xi Jinping of China

    Text of a CNBC.com op-ed by U.S. Global Investors Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer Frank Holmes: “CEO Confidence at Near-Record High. Why? Trump’s War on Regulation” (published February 7)

    February 9

    Transcript of a press briefing by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Transcript of a background press call by senior administration officials on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan’s visit to the White House

    February 11

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Trump Acts To Restore Public Safety and Protect Law Enforcement

    February 12

    Statement by the Press Secretary: Top Highlights From Sunday’s Shows

    February 13

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Donald J. Trump Names Lt. General Joseph Keith Kellogg, Jr., as Acting National Security Advisor; Accepts Resignation of Lt. General Michael Flynn

    Text of National Security Adviser Michael T. Flynn’s letter of resignation submitted to the President

    February 14

    Transcript of a press briefing by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Statement by the Press Secretary: First Lady Melania Trump Announces the Reopening of the White House Visitors Office

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Trump: Cutting Red Tape for American Businesses

    February 15

    Text of an article by Richard Wolf of USA Today: Former Law Clerks Herald Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch’s Independence (published February 14)

    Text of a joint readout of the President’s meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel

    February 16

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Trump: Putting Coal Country Back To Work

    Text of an op-ed by Sen. Charles E. Grassley for USA Today: Democrats’ Supreme Court Double Standard

    February 17

    Transcript of a press gaggle by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders

    February 19

    Transcript of a press gaggle by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders

    February 20

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Donald J. Trump’s First Month: Achieving Results for the American People

    February 21

    Transcript of a press briefing by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    February 22

    Transcript of a press briefing by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    February 23

    Transcript of a press briefing by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    February 24

    Transcript of a press gaggle by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Trump Cuts Through More Red Tape

    Text of an article by Jay Timmons of the Washington Examiner: Trump’s Focus Brings Renewed Optimism to America’s Manufacturers

    February 26

    Statement by the Press Secretary: Top Highlights From Sunday’s Shows

    February 27

    Transcript of a press briefing by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Statement by the Press Secretary: White House National Economic Council Director Announces Senior Staff Appointments

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump Announce Special Guests for the Joint Address to Congress

    Text of an article by Anita Kumar and William Douglas of McClatchy: Trump Seeks To Outdo Obama in Backing Black Colleges

    Text of a readout of a White House listening session with leaders of Historically Black Colleges and Universities

    February 28

    Transcript of a press gaggle by Principle Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Trump Delivers on Jobs for the American People

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Trump’s First 40 Days of Action: Achieving Results for the American People

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Trump Is Delivering on Immigration Enforcement for the American People

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Trump Inherited Many Challenges

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Trump Is Working To Rebuild Our Nation’s Infrastructure

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Trump Is Confronting Our Nation’s Broken Healthcare System

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Donald J. Trump Is Restoring Public Safety for All Americans

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Trump Is Rebuilding Americas National Security

    Statement by the Press Secretary announcing that the President signed H.R. 255, H.R. 321, and H.J. Res. 40

    Excerpts of the President’s address before a joint session of the Congress

    March 1

    Transcript of a press gaggle by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Text of a readout of the President’s meeting with Republican congressional leaders

    March 2

    Transcript of a press gaggle by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Statement by the Press Secretary: Editorials Praise President Trump’s Joint Address

    March 3

    Transcript of a press gaggle by Principle Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders

    Text of an op-ed by Alan Tonelson for the New York Times: What Trump Gets Right on Trade (published March 2)

    March 5

    Statement by the Press Secretary: Top Highlights From Sunday’s Shows

    Statement by the Press Secretary on reports concerning potentially politically motivated investigations immediately ahead of the 2016 election

    March 6

    Transcript of a press gaggle by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Trump Congratulates Exxon Mobil for Job-Creating Investment Program

    March 7

    Transcript of a press briefing by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump Announce Reopening of White House Public Tours

    Text of a readout of the President’s meeting with the House Republican Deputy Whip team

    March 8

    Transcript of a press briefing by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump Announce 2017 White House Easter Egg Roll

    Statement by the Press Secretary on the observance of International Women’s Day

    March 9

    Transcript of a press briefing by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Statement by the Press Secretary on the 10-year anniversary of the disappearance of Robert A. Levinson in Iran

    Text of a readout of the President’s National Economic Council listening session

    March 10

    Transcript of a press briefing by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Transcript of a background press briefing by senior administration officials on the upcoming visit of Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Trump’s First 50 Days of Action: Achieving Results for the American People

    Text of an op-ed by Douglas Holtz-Eakin for the Washington Post: The American Health Care Act Is a Good Start (published March 9)

    March 12

    Statement by the Press Secretary: Top Highlights From Sunday’s Shows

    March 13

    Transcript of a press briefing by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Donald J. Trump: Protecting Taxpayer Money

    Statement by the Press Secretary announcing that the President signed H.R. 609

    Text of a readout of the President’s listening session on health care reform

    March 14

    Transcript of a press briefing by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Text of an article by Damian Paletta of the Washington Post: Trump Budget Expected To Seek Historic Contraction of Federal Workforce (published March 12)

    March 15

    Transcript of a press gaggle by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Transcript of a press briefing by Office of Management and Budget Director John M. “Mick” Mulvaney previewing the President’s fiscal year 2018 budget

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump Announce Additional Details for 2017 White House Easter Egg Roll

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Donald J. Trump: Buy American and Hire American for the United States Automobile Industry

    Statement by the Press Secretary on Senate confirmation of National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster to continue service at the rank of Lieutenant General

    Text of a Wall Street Journal editorial: The Health Bill’s Fiscal Bonus (published March 14)

    March 16

    Transcript of a press briefing by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Text of a letter to the editor by Secretary of Health and Human Services Thomas E. Price in the New York Times: The Health Secretary, on the Republican Bill (published March 15)

    Statement by the Press Secretary: Happy Birthday to Mr. Ray Chavez

    March 20

    Transcript of a press briefing by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    March 21

    Transcript of a press briefing by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Donald J. Trump Signs NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2017

    Statement by the Press Secretary announcing that the President signed S. 442

    March 22

    Transcript of a press briefing by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Statement by the Press Secretary: White House Director of Legislative Affairs Announces Legislative Affairs Staff Appointments

    Statement by the Press Secretary: White House To Make Financial Disclosures Public

    Text of a readout of the President’s meeting with the Congressional Black Caucus

    Text of a Detroit News editorial: Gorsuch Turns Back Democratic Attacks

    March 23

    Transcript of a press briefing by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Text of an op-ed by Thomas Donohue for The Hill: Why Business Supports the House Republican Healthcare Plan

    Text of a joint readout of the March 20–23 consultations by senior-level U.S. and Israeli delegations

    March 24

    Transcript of a press briefing by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Trump Delivers on Jobs for the American People

    Statement by the Press Secretary on the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome

    March 27

    Transcript of a press briefing by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Transcript of a background press briefing by senior administration officials on the President’s Executive Order titled “Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth”

    Statement by the Press Secretary: First Lady Melania Trump Announces Director of Communications

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Trump Takes Action To Get Washington Out of the Way

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Donald J. Trump Announces the White House Office of American Innovation (OAI)

    Statement by the Press Secretary announcing that the President signed H.J. Res. 37, H.J. Res. 44, H.J. Res. 57, and H.J. Res. 58

    March 28

    Transcript of a press briefing by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Trump’s Energy Independence Policy

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President and First Lady Host Bipartisan Reception for Senators at the White House

    Statement by the Press Secretary announcing that the President signed S. 305

    March 29

    Transcript of a press briefing by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Donald J. Trump Signs an Executive Order Establishing the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis

    Text of a Wall Street Journal editorial: Trump’s Energy Progress (published March 28)

    March 30

    Transcript of a press briefing by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Joint readout of a meeting between the President and Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen of Denmark

    March 31

    Transcript of a press briefing by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Transcript of a background press briefing by senior administration officials on the release of financial disclosure forms for White House staff members

    Transcript of a background press briefing by senior administration officials on the upcoming visits of President Abdelfattah Said Elsisi of Egypt and King Abdullah II of Jordan

    Statement by the Press Secretary: The Gorsuch Process: Unprecedented Access and Transparency

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Trump Restores Confidence in the American Economy

    Statement by the Press Secretary announcing that the President signed H.J. Res. 42, H.R. 1362, and S.J. Res. 1

    April 3

    Transcript of a press briefing by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Statement by the Press Secretary announcing that the President signed H.J. Res. 69, H.J. Res. 83, H.R. 1228, and S.J. Res. 34

    Text of a readout of the President’s meeting with President Abdelfattah Said Elsisi of Egypt

    Text of an article by Darlene Superville for the Associated Press: Bit by Bit, Trump Methodically Undoing Obama Policies

    April 4

    Transcript of a press gaggle by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Transcript of a background briefing by senior administration officials on the visit of President Xi Jinping of China

    April 5

    Transcript of a press briefing by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer and Director of Legislative Affairs Marc Short on the Congressional Review Act

    Statement from the Press Secretary on the decline in Southwest border apprehensions

    Statement from the Press Secretary on the observance of Gold Star Wives Day

    April 6

    Transcript of a press gaggle by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Transcript of a press briefing by Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson and National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster

    April 7

    Transcript of a press gaggle by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Transcript of a press briefing by Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson, Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin, and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur L. Ross, Jr., on the President’s meetings with President Xi Jinping of China

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Donald J. Trump Congratulates Judge Neil M. Gorsuch on His Historic Confirmation

    Statement by the Press Secretary on the President’s meetings with President Xi Jinping of China

    April 10

    Transcript of a press briefing by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    April 11

    Transcript of a press briefing by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Transcript of a background press briefing by senior administration officials on Syria

    Transcript of an on-the-record press briefing by Office of Management and Budget Director John M. “Mick” Mulvaney on a comprehensive plan for reforming the Federal Government and reducing the Federal civilian workforce

    Statement by the Press Secretary on Montenegro’s NATO accession protocol

    April 12

    Transcript of a background briefing by senior administration officials on the visit of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg

    Transcript of a background briefing by a senior administration official on the U.N. vote on Syria and China-U.S. relations

    Statement by the Press Secretary: President Trump: Creating an Efficient, Effective and Accountable Federal Government

    April 13

    Transcript of a press briefing by Press Secretary Sean M. Spicer

    Statement by the Press Secretary announcing that the President signed H.J. Res. 43

    Statement by the Press Secretary announcing that the President signed H.J. Res. 67

    April 14

    Transcript of a background press call by senior administration officials on the Vice President’s travel to South Korea, Japan, Indonesia, and Australia

    Statement by the Press Secretary: White House Commends Atlanta First Responders for Response to Interstate 85 Bridge Fire

     


  • WA State DOE Environmental Justice WAC

    WA State DOE Environmental Justice WAC

    Regarding proposed WA State  Chapter 173-321 WAC

    WHAT IS VAGUENESS AND OVERBREADTH?

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

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    SO WHAT ABOUT THIS WA STATE WAC?

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

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

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

     For more information:

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

    ECOLOGY’S Introduction

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

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

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

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

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

    Added for clarity…

    CHAPTER 173-321 WAC

    PUBLIC PARTICIPATION GRANTS

    Complete Chapter

    WAC Sections

    173-321-010

    Purpose and authority.

    173-321-020

    Definitions.

    173-321-030

    Relationship to other legislation and administrative rules.

    173-321-040

    Applicant eligibility.

    173-321-050

    Application evaluation criteria.

    173-321-060

    Eligible project costs.

    173-321-070

    Grant funding.

    173-321-080

    Grant administration.

    WAC 173-321-060

    Eligible project costs.

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

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

    (b) PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT and public education activities;

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

    (D) EXPENDABLE PERSONAL PROPERTY;

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

    (2) ELIGIBLE PROJECT COSTS FOR WASTE MANAGEMENT

     PRIORITY GRANTS SHALL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:

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

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

    (C) EXPENDABLE PERSONAL PROPERTY;

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

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

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

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

    (C) LEGISLATIVE LOBBYING ACTIVITIES;

    (d) Real property;

    (e) Nonexpendable personal property.

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

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

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

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    Why does WA State DOE need an Environmental Justice WAC?

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

    Environmental Justice | US EPA

    https://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice

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

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    Chapter 173-321 WAC
    Public Participation Grants

    Overview

    Introduction

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

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

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

    Scope of rulemaking
    Ecology proposes to:

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

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

    ADDITIONAL RULE INFORMATION

     

     

    Regarding 173-321 WAC, PUBLIC PARTICIPATION GRANTS

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

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

    Behind My Back | “Ecology Sucks”

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

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

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    Behind My Back | Ecology’s Expedited Rule Making?

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

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

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

    Behind My Back | A Thousand Wrongs? One Right?

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

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

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

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    WHAT IS VAGUENESS AND OVERBREADTH?

     BEST GUESS OBAMACARE….

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

    The bottom line….

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


  • Marv Chastain Noted and Remembered

    Marv Chastain Noted and Remembered

    Marv Chastain passed away 3/20/17

    Indeed, Through many years, We read Marv’s comments, we made note, we saved it, and we shared it and we will long remember and cherish Marv Chastain’s life long fight to protect the rights of American citizens.

    —– Original Message —–

    From: Marv Chastain

    To: pearl hewett

    Sent: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 11:30 AM

    Subject: Re: Let me introduce you to MARV

    Behind My Back | Back to 1492

    Marv said….

    THANKS PEARL.  I HAVE SOMETIMES WONDERED IF ANYBODY READ IT – LET ALONE SAVED IT.  BUT WE CAN SURE AS HELL SEE IT COMING TO PASS NOW.

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    Indeed, we did read it, saved it, sent it out and we remember Marv Chastain

    March 25, 2017 Memorial to Marv’s Spirit from B in Grays Harbor County
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    Marv Chastain passed away 3/20/17
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    So sorry to hear this Karl. I never had the privilege of meeting Marv in person. Only through our digital communications with the group. His input and views have always been very enlightening to me as with yours and Pearls. Learned a lot, laughed a lot and shook my head even more so, in agreement. Surely I will keep his memory with me. His cyber friendship to all of us, though so brief, is worth a page in our book of life.  We lost another good patriot, our neighbor Debra Perry, also on the 20th,  who served as our republican district caucus leader for years. God gained two true souls that day, who while on earth touched ours.It’s never to late to thank Marv for his friendship and goodwill.  Spirits are a powerful energy. Isn’t that what Marv left us all with? The powerful energy of his spirit to carry on? and believe in those dreams and in ourselves? We can thank him everyday for that spirit of friendship, to carry on. Next time I feel like giving up, I will think of Marv, his love for our country, of life and how he never gave up. He kept his faith. 

    I’ll put a blessing in a card from us, for Jolene and get it off this week.

    Best to you all and thanks again

    Brooke

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    Editorial by Marv Chastain. Posted 6/3/2010

    Removal of the Elwha Dams – The great Olympic Peninsula …

    www.citizenreviewonline.org/2010/Jun/dams.html

    Editorial by Marv Chastain. Posted 6/3/2010. Clallam County, WA – In 1992, Congress decreed that the Elwha River must be restored. While everything else in …

    Removal of the Elwha Dams – The great Olympic Peninsula Environmental Scam

    Editorial by Marv Chastain

    Posted 6/3/2010

    Clallam County, WA – In 1992, Congress decreed that the Elwha River must be restored. While everything else in the bill was defined, they never got around to saying what it should be “restored” to. Since nobody knows what it was in pre-settlement days, the “what” has been left up to the bureaucrats. In the intervening 18 years, they have decided that the great salmon runs of the past must be restored. However, their planning does not seem to reach to anything in the ocean and blithely ignores the fact that most of the salmon do not return because they are being caught in the ocean anywhere from Siberia to Alaska to Canada to the US straits of Juan de Fuca, not only by commercial fishermen of the world, but by a huge army of US-protected sea lions, seals and other fish-eating birds and mammals.

    They have focused on the two power dams built in the early 20th century without fish ladders. Now there is no question that leaving out the fish ladders was a big mistake (they substituted a hatchery for the legal requirement for a fish ladder, with the approval of the state legislature). However, it was a mistake that could have been corrected at any time – even now. Environmental groups – Sierra Club, Earth First, and others have consistently blocked any effort to build those fish ladders, insisting on removing the dams, so now the government has bought the dams, including about 900 acres of good timber with plans to destroy those dams and the lakes they have created – in 2012. (Evidently it has taken 20 years to figure out “how”.)

    It appears the real problem is that one of those two dams in located inside the Olympic National Park (ONP). It is a big man-made structure that has created a beautiful lake (Mills) that is home to a great variety of waterfowl, water mammals and FISH. But, park people do not like anything man-made (except money).

    That dam was built in 1927, long before the ONP became a national park, by a group of local entrepreneurs headed up by Thomas Aldwell . The same group built the first dam about five miles up from the river mouth in 1910-13. Those two dams produced the first electricity for the city of Port Angeles and the local mills. During World War I, the first dam produced electricity to run the Bremerton Navy yard. As time has gone by, the local demand for electricity has exceeded the output of the two dams, so a power line from Bonneville (built in the 1930s) supplies Port Angeles and the dams’ power goes exclusively to the Daishowa paper mill.

    Just removing the dams won’t do. When the first dam was built, qualified engineering was hard to come by on this peninsula (1910). They built a huge concrete block but failed to get is properly secured to the river bed. When they closed the gates and filled up the lake, the full pressure of 100 feet of water, pushed the river right under the dam. This project was one which the dam owners had everything invested in and they were desperate. They set off a huge blast of dynamite in the rock cliffs on each of the side of the river, blowing rock down into the river bed and filling in about 75 feet behind the dam.

    When the dam is removed, there will still be a 75 foot rock and fill dam that goes back at least 100 yards from the concrete dam. That will have to be removed if salmon are to ascend the river. That will involve diverting the flow (you can’t operate heavy construction equipment in a flowing river and a salmon can’t jump 75 feet).
    Original cost estimate was $329 million 1992 dollars

    Ever hear of a big government project with vague parameters that cost less than the original estimate? That’s at least half a billion in today’s dollars.

    Loss of waterfowl and mammals

    Elwha lakes are heavily used by waterfowl (about 20 different species) and water mammals such as beaver, according to a survey of waterfowl  done (at your expense) by Martha Jordan, secretary of the Trumpeter Swan Society and an honest scientist. Somehow, that survey got carefully left out of the government’s Environmental Impact Statement.

    20+ million cubic yards of gunk

    The deluge of detritus released by removal of the lower dam will inundate the river below the dam with an average of six feet of gunk (per the government’s own scientific report). That is the only spawning ground for the fabulous Elwha Chinook – a distinct sub- species. A salmon hatchery has been built in another stream to hatch Elwha Chinook to replace the sub-species that will be destroyed. But, a government report, bearing the name of “Winter” (Brian Winter – chief of the government Dam destruction team?) written before the project was hatched, warns that this tactic may not work and an entire population should not be destroyed in anticipation that it will.

    It is also highly questionable if the salmon hatched in another stream will somehow know they are Elwha salmon. Nobody knows the mechanism or timing for a salmon being imprinted with his/her native stream.

    Why not just build a fish ladder and allow them to go on up?

    Trumpeter Swans on lake Aldwell – The world’s largest waterfowl – magnificent

    To be evicted by the Elwha project

    $27 Million Dollar “ Deal

    The government bought the dams and 900 acres of good timber for the bargain price of $27,000,000. They did so with the threat that if the owner didn’t sell, they would be forced to remove the dams at their own expense. I have it on what I consider good authority that the power produced by the dams earned the owners a nine million dollar profit in the last year they owned them. That extortion generated profit now goes to the National Park Service (NPS).  That profit may be the number one reason that removal has been delayed year-by-year now for about 12 years.

    Waterfowl List

    Following is a list of waterfowl who use the lakes as habitat

     

    Common name                            Scientific name                            nesting?

    Loon                                             Gavia Immer                                  Y

    Eared Grebe                                Podicepts nigricollis                    Y

    Pied-billed grebe                        Podilymbus podiceps                  Y

    Double-crested Cormorant     Phalacrocorax auritus

    Great Blue Heron                       Ardea herodias

    Tundra Swan                              Cygnus columbianus

    Trumpeter Swan                        Cygnus buccinator

    Canada Goose                           Branta canadensis                        Y (and rearing)

    Mallard                                         Anas platyrhynchos                     Y (and rearing)

    Gadwall                                        Anas strepera

    Green-winged teal                     Anas crecca

    American wigeon                      Anas americana

    Eurasian wigeon                       Anas penlope

    Northern pintail                          Anas acuta

    Northern shoveler                     Anas clypeata         

    Wood duck                                  Aix sponsa                                    Y

    Ring-neck duck                          Aythya collaris                              Y

    Greater scaup                             Aythya marila                                Y

    Common goldeneye                 Bucephala clangula                      Y

    Bufflehead                                   Bucephala albeola                        Y

    Common merganser                Bucephala albeola                        Y (and rearing)

    Hooded merganser                   Lophodytes cucullatus                Y

    American Coot                           Fulica americanna

    Spotted sandpiper                     Acitits macularia

    Osprey                                          Pandion haliaetus

    Belted Kingfisher                       Ceyrle alcyon

     

    Note: The above list is of waterfowl observed by Martha Jordan in 1994 and 1995. That does not necessarily mean it is the only waterfowl that use or nest around the lakes. This survey was paid for by the park service, but left out of their EIS (for obvious reasons).

    Strange supporters

    Why does the Audubon Society and other groups calling themselves “environmental”  support this fiasco?

    Reliable reports indicate spotted owls nest in the area.

    The cost to salmon

    The Elwha dams, unlike most hydro-electric dams, are operated on a “run of the river” basis. That is, they are normally run in such a fashion that the outflow is as nearly as possible identical to the inflow – giving the lakes a normal water level. However, in dry summers, extra water is spilled to help the salmon runs. When the dams are out, where will this extra water come from?

    The dams produce an average of 19 megawatts of electrical power. They do this with nearly century old equipment. With modern equipment, they could produce much more.

    Cost may include someone’s well

    Bottom pressure on Lake Mills is in excess of 8700 lbs per square foot. Geologic maps show a fault line running diagonally across the lake. Logic says this amount of pressure is forcing water into the fault and then into an acquifer. Who’s well will go dry when the lake is drained?

    The magnificent claims by the dam buster group that 400,000 salmon will return to the Elwha after the dams are removed, consists primarily of pink and chum salmon.   These fish do not rear in a river. They just hatch out and drift down to salt water. Hence they can be hatched in any stream and do not need the Elwha’s resources.  .  .  .  .  .JMC  

    6/3/2010

    Marv asked, Why not just build a fish ladder and allow them to go on up?

    And, Marv Chastain. posted this
    Removal of the Elwha Dams – The great Olympic Peninsula Environmental Scam

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    July 29, 2015 Marv said

    Thanks Pearl.  I have sometimes wondered if anybody read it – let alone saved it.  But we can sure as hell see it coming to pass now.

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    Mar 25, 2017  But we can sure as hell see it coming to pass now.

    Battered by Dam Removal – Elwha Bridge

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

    Battered by Dam Removal Elwha Bridge Destroyed

    A DAM TRAGEDY THE ELWHA RIVER BRIDGE.


  • Trump Picks Ryan Zinke to Head the DOI?

    Yep, Trump Picked Ryan Zinke to Head the DOI

    ZINKI’S  IDEA OF HIS DUTY AS THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR AS  SECRETARY IS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE A BROAD CONSENSUS ON WHAT WE’RE DOING

    ZINKE IS A RELATIVE POLITICAL NEWCOMER IN WASHINGTON AND TO POLITICS GENERALLY. DURING HIS SHORT TENURE AS A STATE LAWMAKER IN MONTANA, HE DEVELOPED A REPUTATION AS A “MODERATE” ON SOME ISSUES.

    ODDLY ENOUGH, AS A POLITICAL NEWCOMER, ZINKE HAS AN EXTENSIVE VOCABULARY OF THE LIBERAL POLITICO ESTABLISHMENTS KEY BUZZ WORDS.

    ZINKI’S TOP PRIORITIES WOULD BE TO GIVE LOCAL LAND MANAGERS AND RANGERS MORE FLEXIBILITY IN LAND MANAGEMENT DECISIONS

    REALLY, START COOLING OFF TENSION OVER LAND USE

    AFTER ABOUT FOUR HOURS OF QUESTIONING  AND COMMENTS  DURING . REP. RYAN ZINKE CONFIRMATION HEARING BEFORE THE SENATE ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE TUESDAY

    IT’S ALREADY CLEAR THERE COULD BE SOME FRICTION BETWEEN AN INTERIOR SECRETARY ZINKE AND SOME REPUBLICANS IN CONGRESS ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO SPENDING.

    AND REALLY, ZINKE  PROMISES TO BRING A TEDDY ROOSEVELT-STYLE APPROACH TO MANAGING FEDERAL PUBLIC LANDS?

    ZINKE  WENT ON TO SAY THAT HE THOUGHT THE COUNTRY HAS BENEFITED GREATLY FROM A LOT OF NATIONAL MONUMENT DESIGNATIONS, INCLUDING IN HIS HOME STATE OF MONTANA.

    ZINKE HINTED AT THE HEARING THAT ONE PRIORITY IN AN EXPECTED TRUMP-BACKED INFRASTRUCTURE BILL WILL BE TO ADDRESS A $12 BILLION BACKLOG IN MAINTENANCE AT NATIONAL PARKS.

    ZINKE HINTED? THAT  $12,000,000,000.00 BILLION DOLLAR NATIONAL PARK SERVICE (NPS) BACKLOG FOR MAINTENANCE WOULD BE  A PRIORITY FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP?

    PRESIDENT TRUMP WOULD HAVE A RED FLAG PRIORITY ON ANYTHING WITH  $12,000,000,000.00 BILLION DOLLAR AMOUNT ATTACHED TO IT.

    $12,000,000,000.00 BILLION DOLLARS IS THE LOW ESTIMATE FOR BUILDING THE WALL.

    MY CONSIDERED OPINION IS THAT RYAN ZINKE WOULD SUCK AS THE SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR.

    WITH ALL DUE RESPECT, NOT ONLY  DO I  QUESTION, I STRENOUSLY OBJECT TO PRESIDENT TRUMP’S PICK REP. RYAN ZINKE, R-MONT TO HEAD THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR (DOI)

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    This is the hierarchy of power that  President Trump would be giving to Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Mont. by appointment.

     A MAN WHO’S  IDEA OF HIS DUTY AS THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR SECRETARY IS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE A BROAD CONSENSUS ON WHAT WE’RE DOING

      The Department of the Interior Organizational Chart

    This is the classification of things according to relative importance or inclusiveness.

    Interior Organizational Chart

    Interior Organization Chart

    Trump Pick To Head Interior Department Says Climate Change Is Not …

    www.npr.org/…/trumppick-to-head-interior-department-says-climate-change-is-not-a…

    Jan 17, 2017 – Why would President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to head the U.S. Department of Interior, Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Mont

    LOL  RYAN ZINKE,  SAYS “WE ALL LOVE OUR PUBLIC LANDS, AND THE DUTY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR AS A SECRETARY IS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE A BROAD CONSENSUS ON WHAT WE’RE DOING..

    Indeed, I would be speechless, if I did not have this website

    JUST SAYING. JUST ASKING? WHO IS THIS GUY?

     I’VE NEVER HEARD OF RYAN ZINKE. PERIOD WHO VETTED HIM?

    THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR (DOI) IS A MESS, AND ITS AGENCIES ARE A MESS, LIKE THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE (NPS) AND THE BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT (BLM) IS A BLOODY MESS,  THE DOI HAS MORE THAN CONTROL OF PUBLIC LAND, WITH A COMBINED CONTROL OF HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF ACRES OF PUBLIC LANDS, MOSTLY IN THE WEST.

    AS PRESIDENT TRUMP WOULD SAY “WHAT A MESS”.

    THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR (DOI) IS A MESS

    During the Obama administration, fights over control of federal land boiled over into armed standoffs led by rancher Cliven Bundy and his sons in Nevada and Oregon.

    And, During the Obama administration, fights over control of federal land boiled over again on January 2, 2016, armed militants seized the headquarters of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Harney County Oregon

    On January 26, 2016 Robert “LaVoy” Finicum,  was shot three times in the back by two OSP officers.

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    IT’S ALREADY CLEAR THERE COULD BE SOME FRICTION BETWEEN AN INTERIOR SECRETARY ZINKE AND some Republicans in Congress especially when it comes to spending.

    Certainly, President Trump is aware of the abuse of power by Obama’s  appointed interior secretary of Department of the Interior (DOI)

    The abuse of power by the DOI has been historically documented, and was crystal clear to America’s taxpaying citizens and voters long before  Trump formally announced his candidacy on June 16, 2015.

    HISTORICALLY DOCUMENTED THE  DOI ABUSE OF POWER, UNDER THE BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT  (BLM) ” THE SAGEBRUSH REBELLION”  THAT STARTED IN 1970 AND THE BLM STANDOFF ARMED WITH THE BUNDY’S

    2014, ‘IF THINGS DON’T CHANGE, IT’S NOT LONG BEFORE SHOTS WILL BE FIRED,’ LYMAN SAID, JOINING OTHER CONSERVATIVE LAWMAKERS SUCH AS CHAFFETZ IN WARNING OF VIOLENCE

    IF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DIDN’T REIN IN THE BLM.

    AND, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DID NOT REIN IN THE BLM.

    On January 26, 2016 Robert “LaVoy” Finicum,  was shot three times in the back by two OSP officers.

    Behind My Back | Shooting him three times in the back

    www.behindmyback.org/2016/03/09/4775/

    Mar 9, 2016 – Shooting him three times in the back. Shooting death of LaVoy Finicum justified, necessary, prosecutor says shows that the three fatal shots …

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    SO, Why did President Trump pick Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Mont to  head the U.S. Department of Interior? to clean up the huge mess?

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    MAY 4, 2014 The Department of the Interior(DOI)  

    Behind My Back | Dept. of Interior Deterioration

    www.behindmyback.org/2014/05/04/dept-of-interiordeterioration/

    MAY 4, 2014“We the people” don’t have to look very far down the US. Government chain of command to pin point the cause of THE DETERIORATION of the … DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

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    HISTORICALLY DOCUMENTED THE  DOI ABUSE OF POWER, UNDER THE BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT  (BLM) ” THE SAGEBRUSH REBELLION”  THAT STARTED IN 1970

    PATRIOTIC AMERICAN CITIZENS CALL THEM “LAND GRABS”

    THE SAGEBRUSH REBELLION was a movement during the 1970s and 1980s that sought major changes to federal land control, use and disposal policy in the American West where, in 13 western states, federal land holdings include between 20% and 85% of a state’s area.

    YEP, PATRIOTIC AMERICAN CITIZENS CALL THEM, DOI BLM “LAND GRABS” IT GOT SO WILD IT WAS NAMED THE WILD OLYMPIC SCAM, BY HOOK OR BY CROOKS OR BY OBAMA’S EXECUTIVE ORDERS

    Obama signs executive order, bypasses Congress, and …

    https://investmentwatchblog.com/obamasignsexecutiveorderbypasses-…

    1 day ago – OBAMA SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDER, BYPASSES CONGRESS, AND LEGALIZES ALL BLM LAND GRABS. … ORDER, BYPASS CONGRESS, AND DO A MASSIVE BLM LAND GRAB. … http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/constitution/item/22499-behind- …

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    A sequel to a 1970s movement that sought a state takeover ( LAND GRABS) of federal public lands.

    Behind My Back | The Sagebrush Rebellion

    www.behindmyback.org/2014/04/14/the-sagebrushrebellion/

    Apr 14, 2014 – This 20th-century conflict, known as the Sagebrush Rebellion, pits ranchers, loggers, miners and others against Washington bureaucrats in a …

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    THE BLM LAND GRAB

    In May 2014, in Texas, militias and their allies came to protest a BLM survey of more than 90,000 acres along the Red River, fearing the federal government was planning a land grab.”

    ‘If things don’t change, it’s not long before shots will be fired,’ Lyman said, joining other conservative lawmakers such as Chaffetz in warning of violence if the federal government didn’t rein in the BLM.

    ‘We can avoid it. But it’s not going to be by the people changing their attitudes and accepting more intrusion into their lives. IT’S GOING TO BE BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ACKNOWLEDGING PEOPLE’S FREEDOM.’‘It is impossible to overstate the importance of the victory won in the desert today, “The feds were routed—routed. There is no word that applies. Courage is contagious, defiance is contagious, victory is contagious. Yet the war is not over.’”

    JAN 30, 2017 WHILE THE STANDOFF AT THE BUNDY RANCH IN CLARK COUNTY, NEVADA, HAS FADED AND THE SHOOTING DEATH OF LAVOY FINICUM HAS FADED FROM THE  LIBERAL  PUBLIC NEWS  MEDIA HEADLINES.

    DONALD J. TRUMP IS THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

    Update  Jan 29, 2017 Robert “LaVoy” Finicum

    (GO TO THE ARTICLE LINK HERE)

    http://redoubtnews.com/2017/01/29/meeting-never-happened-john-day/

    Their intent is to meet President Donald Trump and present him with a letter requesting the pardon of local ranchers, Dwight and Steven Hammond.

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    BLM Bureau of Land Mismanagement

    Posted on February 29, 2016 9:33 am by Pearl Rains Hewett Comment

    February 26, 2016 Toni Webb’s  story is here… OREGON CANDIDATE EXPOSES SOCIAL, ECONOMIC CATASTROPHE CAUSED BY FEDERAL CONTROL IN JOSEPHINE COUNTY

    Liz and I both saw this … As the history of our three counties in three different states. Washington State, Oregon and Calif. Liz Bowen is from Siskiyou County, Calif. Pie N Politics Pearl Rains Hewett is from Clallam County WA

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    Jan 30, 2017 Updated to reflect…

    DONALD J. TRUMP IS THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

    As, President of the United States, Trump shall seriously affect the transfer of ownership and return control of public lands back to western states, like Oregon, as critical to our survival.

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    Trump Jr Human Toll Issues – WA DC Edicts

    Posted on June 11, 2016 9:18 am by Pearl Rains Hewett Comment

    Donald Trump Jr has been informed of the issues.

    Toni Webb’s  issues are…  THE SOCIAL, ECONOMIC CATASTROPHE CAUSED BY FEDERAL CONTROL IN JOSEPHINE COUNTY OREGON

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    February 13, 2016

    Toni Webb meets with Donald Trump Jr to discuss Timber Issues and Land Ownership.

    The bottom line from Toni…

    Jan 30, 2017 Updated to reflect…

    Donald Trump Jr was informed of the issues.

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    DONALD J. TRUMP IS THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

    I have no doubt President Donald Trump will  transfer our lands from federal mismanagement. He has assured us, he will prevent further loss and reverse the losses that have plunged our county into poverty..

    INDEED,  PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP SHALL MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, AND HELP US HELP OURSELVES.

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    http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/01/17/510335071/trump-pick-to-head-interior-department-says-climate-change-is-not-a-hoax

    The bottom line

    MY CONSIDERED OPINION IS THAT RYAN ZINKE WOULD “SUCK” AS THE SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR.

    WITH ALL DUE RESPECT, NOT ONLY  DO I  QUESTION, I STRENUOUSLY OBJECT TO PRESIDENT TRUMP’S PICK REP. RYAN ZINKE, R-MONT TO HEAD THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR (DOI) TO CLEAN UP THE HUGE (DOI) MESS