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  • Hillary’s Tyranny Sold Out America

    WikiLeak emails are documenting lying crooked  Hillary, collusion, corrupt, super pacts, global pay per play, 33,000 emails erased bleached, secret servers, extremely careless, Hillary did not go to jail, Hillary collected millions and millions of dubious payola (the practice of bribing someone to use their influence or position to promote a particular product or interest) and the IRS gave her a good to go run for president pass.

    Jefferson 1970 “Single acts of tyranny (cruel, unreasonable, or arbitrary use of power or control) may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of the day, but a series of oppressions begun at a distinguished period, unalterable through every change of ministers, too plainly prove a deliberate, systematic plan of reducing us to slavery”.

    WikiLeak  emails are documenting  that Hillary, as Secretary of State sold out America to the world Bank, the Federal Reserve Cartel , her collusion and corruption at the highest levels in the world, As president Hillary would implement  hemispheric  United Nations globalized control over American Citizens with open borders and free trade and destroy American Sovereignty

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    Oct 15, 2016 DIVERSION IS HILLARY’S ONLY STRATEGY (30 years of political experience)

    Experience has proven that the simplest method of securing a silent weapon and gaining control of the public is to keep the public undisciplined and ignorant of basic systems principles on the one hand, while keeping them confused, disorganized, and distracted with matters of no real importance on the other hand.

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    1954  THE DOCTRINE ADOPTED BY THE POLICY COMMITTEE OF THE BILDERBURG GROUP DURING ITS FIRST KNOWN MEETING.

    DIVERSION, THE PRIMARY STRATEGY

     Experience has proven that the simplest method of securing a silent weapon and gaining control of the public is to keep the public undisciplined and ignorant of basic systems principles on the one hand, while keeping them confused, disorganized, and distracted with matters of no real importance on the other hand.

     FOR AMERICAN VOTERS… COINCIDENCE?  I THINK NOT

    Bilderberg Chooses Hillary Clinton for 2016? | Global Research …

    www.globalresearch.ca/bilderberg-chooses-hillaryclinton-for-2016/5454829

    Jun 8, 2016 – The “official” Bilderberg Group website has released a list of … Bilderberg 2015 so far is the fact that a major Hillary Clinton advisor is on the list …

    It is also well-known that whatever agenda is discussed at Bilderberg will have repercussions for the entire world for years to come.

    By Intellihub News Global Research,

    is a leading independent news agency covering a wide range of issues including globalism, the increasing police state, and the control of media by a small number of corrupt corporations.

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    Behind My Back | Silent Weapons For a Quiet War

    www.behindmyback.org/2016/04/11/silent-weapons-for-a-quiet-war/

    This document is the doctrine adopted by the Policy Committee of the Bilderburg Group during its first known meeting in 1954.

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    Silent Weapons For a Quiet War 1954

    Hillary’s Bilderburg Group

    1954 Although the so-called “moral Issues” were raised, in view of the law of natural selection IT WAS AGREED THAT A NATION OR WORLD OF PEOPLE WHO WILL NOT USE THEIR INTELLIGENCE ARE NO BETTER THAN ANIMALS WHO DO NOT HAVE INTELLIGENCE. Such a people are beasts of burden and steaks on the table by choice and consent.

    1954 CONSEQUENTLY, IN THE INTEREST OF FUTURE WORLD ORDER, PEACE, AND TRANQUILITY, IT WAS DECIDED TO PRIVATELY WAGE

    1954 A QUIET WAR AGAINST THE AMERICAN PUBLIC WITH AN ULTIMATE OBJECTIVE OF PERMANENTLY SHIFTING THE NATURAL AND SOCIAL ENERGY (WEALTH) OF THE UNDISCIPLINED AND IRRESPONSIBLE MANY INTO THE HANDS OF THE SELF-DISCIPLINED, RESPONSIBLE, AND WORTHY FEW.

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    Jefferson 1790, “Single acts of tyranny (cruel, unreasonable, or arbitrary use of power or control) may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of the day, but a series of oppressions begun at a distinguished period, unalterable through every change of ministers, too plainly prove a deliberate, systematic plan of reducing us to slavery”.

    WikiLeaks Here’s the full excerpt of the Hillary’s remarks from the e-mail in question,

    WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) October 13, 2016. Some initial observations: The Soros Hamptons invite (link): Dear Mr. Podesta,. I am writing to follow …

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    Behind My Back | Just a Matter of Time and Money 1790-2016

    www.behindmyback.org/2016/04/28/just-a-matter-of-time-and-money-1790-2016/

    Apr 28, 2016 – JUST A MATTER OF TIME AND FOREIGN MONEY 1790-2016 1790 … www.behindmyback.org/2016/04/11/silent–weapons-for-a-quiet–war/.

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     HILLARY’S  HIGH CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS

    Behind My Back | “High Crimes and Misdemeanors”

    www.behindmyback.org/2014/04/16/highcrimes-and-misdemeanors/

    Apr 16, 2014 – Meaning of “High Crimes and Misdemeanors” by Jon Roland, … Original URL: http://www.constitution.org/cmt/high_crimes.htm | Text Version

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    Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1743-1812)

    “Give me control over a nation’s currency, and I care not who makes its laws.”

    The Federal Reserve Cartel: The Rothschild, Rockefeller and Morgan …

    humansarefree.com/2015/06/the-federal-reserve-cartel-rothschild.html

    Jun 25, 2015 – The House of Morgan now fell under Rothschild and Rockefeller family control. A New York Herald headline read, “Railroad Kings Form …

    THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM IS A BANK THAT IS PRIVATELY OWNED, AND IS WHERE THE UNITED STATES KEEPS MOST OF ITS MONEY.

    To be continued….


  • What’s Driving the Establishment Bonkers?

    Who’s  Driving The Establishments Mainstream Media 1890’s – 2013 – 2016?

    In the old days, the mainstream media had a virtual monopoly on the news.  But these days, anyone with an Internet connection can put up a news site,

    The Establishments Mainstream Media And The Politicians That They Worship Hate The Fact That They Cannot Control Internet News Sites

    AND THIS IS DRIVING THE ESTABLISHMENT ABSOLUTELY BONKERS.

    7 Things About The Mainstream Media That They Do Not Want You To …

    THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA IS THE MOUTHPIECE OF THE ESTABLISHMENT AND IT PROMOTES THE AGENDA OF THE ESTABLISHMENT.

     WHO OWNS THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA?

     WHO OWNS THE POLITICIANS?

    WHO PAYS THE PUNDITS?

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    It was just a matter of time and technology

    Anyone with an Internet connection can put up a news site, things go viral in cyberspace, round and round and round they go on social media websites, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Tweet…..

    The bottom line

    AMERICAN VOTERS WOKE UP VOTED AND REJECTED THE ESTABLISHMENT AND IT’S MAINSTREAM MEDIA

    JUNE 7, 2016…..

    In the news
    Image for the news result

    GOP Primaries: The Latest Results

    ABC News13 hours ago

    Trump Sweeps 5 GOP Primaries. … the end of the primary voting process for Republicans.

    AND, THIS IS DRIVING THE POLITICO ESTABLISHMENT AND IT’S MAINSTREAM MEDIA  ABSOLUTELY BONKERS.

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     OF COURSE THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA DESPERATELY DOES NOT WANT YOU TO WATCH www.youtube.com  VIDEO’S OF THE ANTI-ESTABLISHMENT MAN RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT.

     THIS TRUMP VIDEO WAS WORTH 2,091,895 VIEWS

    Donald Trump Presidential Announcement Full Speech 6/16/15 …

    ▶ 51:15 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_q61B-DyPk

    Jun 16, 2015 – Uploaded by Donald J. Trump for President

    Today I officially declared my candidacy for President of the United States. Watch the … Donald Trump

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    2013- 2016 And of course THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA desperately does not want you to look at “THE MAN BEHIND THE CURTAIN”.  They just want you to stay plugged into the “programming” that they are feeding you without asking any questions.

    2013-2016 Fortunately, a growing minority of Americans are waking up and are starting to reject the mainstream media.  An increasing number of people are beginning to recognize that

    THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA IS THE MOUTHPIECE OF THE ESTABLISHMENT AND THAT IT IS PROMOTING THE AGENDA OF THE ESTABLISHMENT.

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    JUNE 8,  2016, AT THIS POINT IN TIME, NEARLY A YEAR LATER,  AFTER TRUMP ANNOUNCED HIS CANDIDACY ON JUNE 16, 2015….

    JUN 16, 2015  The mainstream media just want’s you to stay plugged into the “programming” that they feeding you without asking any questions.

    FORTUNATELY, THE MAJORITY OF “AMERICAN VOTERS”  WOKE UP in 2015-2016 VOTED AND REJECTED THE ESTABLISHMENT POLITICO MAINSTREAM MEDIA. 

    THE SILENT MAJORITY OF AMERICAN CITIZENS  WERE INFORMED OF THE RIGGED POLITICAL SYSTEM (PRESIDENTS ARE SELECTED NOT ELECTED)

     AND  THAT THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA IS THE MOUTHPIECE OF THE POLITICO ESTABLISHMENT AND THAT IT “WAS AND IS” PROMOTING THE AGENDA OF THE POLITICO ESTABLISHMENT.

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    www.youtube.com

    Donald Trump FULL Press Conference After Reaching 1237 Delegates

    ▶ 40:38

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

    May 26, 2016 – Uploaded by Donald Trump Speeches & Events

    Donald Trump FULL Press Conference After Reaching 1,237 Delegates (5-26-16) … Donald Trump Speech in …

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    SO? WHO OWNS THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA?

     WHO OWNS THE POLITICIANS?

    WHO PAYS THE PUNDITS?

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    THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA “PROGRAMMING” IS SATURATED  WITH THE MASS MEDIA POLITICAL PUNDIT’S  AND, THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA POLITICO PROGRAMMING THAT HAS BEEN AND  CONTINUES  TO BE DISHONEST IN EDITORIAL COMMENT….

     AND, THE PRESENTATION OF NEWS, ESPECIALLY IN SACRIFICING TRUTH FOR SENSATIONALISM….

    AS IN YELLOW JOURNALISM; YELLOW PRESS. (of a newspaper, book, etc.) featuring articles, pictures, or other content that is sensational, especially morbidly or offensively so: yellow rags?

    Just saying…

    YELLOW JOURNALISM DEFINITION?  INFLAMMATORY, IRRESPONSIBLE REPORTING BY NEWSPAPERS. The phrase arose during the 1890s, when some AMERICAN NEWSPAPERS, PARTICULARLY THOSE RUN BY WILLIAM RANDOLPH Hearst, WORKED TO INCITE HATRED of Spain, thereby contributing to the start of the Spanish-American War.

    NEWSPAPERSTHATPRACTICEYELLOWJOURNALISMARECALLEDYELLOWPRESS.

    The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition

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    SO WHO OWNED  THE MAINSTREAM  MEDIA IN THE 1890’s?  And in, 2013? 2016?

    7 Things About The Mainstream Media That They Do Not Want You To …

    www.infowars.com/7-things-about-the-mainstream-media-that-they-do-not…

    Alex Jones

    May 21, 2013 – #3 The American Public Does Not Consider The Media To Be Very … The media ownership chart posted below originally comes from a …7 Things About The Mainstream Media That They Do Not Want You To Know

    #1 The Mainstream Media Has Very Deep Ties To The Establishment

    #2 The Mainstream Media Gets Things Wrong Very Frequently

    #3 The American Public Does Not Consider The Media To Be Very Trustworthy

    #4 The Mainstream Media And The Politicians That They Worship Hate The Fact That They Cannot Control Internet News Sites

    #5 The Mainstream Media Is Extremely Liberal

    #6 Six Mammoth Media Corporations Produce About 90 Percent Of The Media That Americans Consume

    #7 The American People Are Absolutely Addicted To The Mainstream Media

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    MAY 21, 2013 UNEDITED FULL TEXT

    7 Things About The Mainstream Media That They Do Not Want You To …

    Michael Snyder
    Economic Collapse
    May 21, 2013

    HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WHO CONTROLS THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA?  In America today, we are more “connected” than ever.  The average American watches 153 hours of television a month, and we also spend countless hours watching movies, playing video games, listening to music, reading books and surfing the Internet.

    IF SOMEONE COULD CONTROL THE PRODUCTION OF ALL OF THAT MEDIA, THAT WOULD MAKE THEM IMMENSELY POWERFUL.  THEY WOULD LITERALLY BE IN A POSITION TO TELL PEOPLE WHAT TO THINK.

      Well, what if I told you that there are just six enormous media conglomerates that combine to produce about 90 percent of all the media that Americans consume.

    WOULD THAT ALARM YOU?  It should alarm you.  The truth is that our attitudes, opinions and beliefs are greatly shaped by what we allow into our minds. 

    AFTER ALL, THEY DON’T CALL IT “PROGRAMMING” FOR NO REASON.  Even those of us that realize that we are connected to “the matrix” probably greatly underestimate the tremendous influence that the media has over us. 

    We live at a time when it is absolutely imperative to think for ourselves, but most Americans are being absolutely overwhelmed with information and seem more than content to let others do their thinking for them. 

    SADLY, THIS IS GREATLY CONTRIBUTING TO THE DOWNFALL OF OUR SOCIETY.

    And of course the mainstream media desperately does not want you to look at “the man behind the curtain”.  They just want you to stay plugged into the “programming” that they are feeding you without asking any questions.

    Fortunately, a growing minority of Americans are waking up and are starting to reject the mainstream media.  An increasing number of people are beginning to recognize that the mainstream media is the mouthpiece of the establishment and that it is promoting the agenda of the establishment.

    So why is the mainstream media so bad?  The following are 7 things about the mainstream media that they do not want you to know…

    #1 The Mainstream Media Has Very Deep Ties To The Establishment

    Did you know that the president of CBS and the president of ABC both have brothers that are top officials in the Obama administration?

    The big news networks have developed an almost incestuous relationship with the federal government in recent years.  But of course the same could be said of the relationship that the media has with the big corporations that own stock in their parent companies and that advertise on their networks.

    This is one of the reasons why we very rarely ever see any hard hitting stories on the big networks anymore.  THE FLOW OF INFORMATION THROUGH THE CORPORATE-DOMINATED MEDIA IS VERY TIGHTLY CONTROLLED, AND THERE ARE A LOT OF GATEKEEPERS THAT MAKE SURE THAT THE “WRONG STORIES” DON’T GET PUT OUT TO THE PUBLIC.  As a result, many of the “big stories” that have come out in recent years were originally broken by the alternative media.

    #2 The Mainstream Media Gets Things Wrong Very Frequently

    Even prominent members of the mainstream media admit that this is the case.  For example, during a recent speech at Quinnipiac University CBS anchor Scott Pelley confessed that journalists in the mainstream media “are getting big stories wrong, over and over again”

    “Let me take the first arrow: During our coverage of Newtown, I sat on my set and I reported that Nancy Lanza was a teacher at the school. And that her son had attacked her classroom. It’s a hell of a story, but it was dead wrong. Now, I was the managing editor, I made the decision to go ahead with that and I did, and that’s what I said, and I was absolutely wrong. So let me just take the first arrow here.”

    #3 The American Public Does Not Consider The Media To Be Very Trustworthy

    Trust in the mainstream media has definitely been slipping.  In fact, a Gallup poll taken last year found that distrust of the media had reached an all-time high.  According to that poll, 60 percent of Americans “have little or no trust” that the media is reporting the news accurately.

    A separate Rasmussen Reports survey found that only 6 percent of all Americans consider the news media to be “very trustworthy”.

    Hopefully this trend will accelerate and a lot more people will stop trusting the media blindly.

    #4 The Mainstream Media And The Politicians That They Worship Hate The Fact That They Cannot Control Internet News Sites

    IN THE OLD DAYS, THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA HAD A VIRTUAL MONOPOLY ON THE NEWS.  BUT THESE DAYS, ANYONE WITH AN INTERNET CONNECTION CAN PUT UP A NEWS SITE,

    AND THIS IS DRIVING THE ESTABLISHMENT ABSOLUTELY BONKERS.

    For example, Barack Obama is known to have a great dislike for the alternative media.  The following is from a recent WND article

    NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd says President Obama was making it “clear” at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner over the weekend how he feels about the rise of Internet news sites like Politico, Buzzfeed and … well, WND.

    “He hates it.”

    Appearing on “Meet the Press” Sunday morning following Saturday night’s media, politics and celebrity soiree, Todd explained the president’s disdain for independent online news sources was showing during his speech.

    “It did seem … I thought his pot shots, joke-wise, and then the serious stuff about the Internet, the rise of the Internet media and social media and all that stuff – he hates it, OK? He hates this part of the media,” Todd said. “He really thinks that the, sort of, the buzzification – this isn’t just about Buzzfeed or Politico and all this stuff – he thinks that sort of coverage of political media has hurt political discourse. He hates it. And I think he was just trying to make that clear last night.”

    #5 The Mainstream Media Is Extremely Liberal

    When it comes to politics, the mainstream media is far more liberal than the general population is.

    For example, one survey found that 41 percent of American voters believe that the average reporter is more liberal than they are, while only 18 percent believe that the average reporter is more conservative than they are.

    A very disturbing UCLA study on media bias discovered that the vast majority of media outlets are “left of center”…

    Of the 20 major media outlets studied, 18 scored left of center, with CBS’ “Evening News,” The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times ranking second, third and fourth most liberal behind the news pages of The Wall Street Journal.

    And even MSNBC has confirmed the liberal bias of the media.  According to MSNBC, mainstream journalists are far more likely to donate their own money to Democrats than they are to Republicans…

    MSNBC.com identified 143 journalists who made political contributions from 2004 through the start of the 2008 campaign, according to the public records of the Federal Election Commission. Most of the newsroom checkbooks leaned to the left: 125 journalists gave to Democrats and liberal causes. Only 16 gave to Republicans. Two gave to both parties.

    #6 Six Mammoth Media Corporations Produce About 90 Percent Of The Media That Americans Consume

    As I mentioned at the top of this article, there are six giant media behemoths that control almost all of the media that we consume.  These corporate giants own television networks, cable channels, movie studios, newspapers, magazines, publishing houses, video game makers, music labels and even many of our favorite websites.

    The media ownership chart posted below originally comes from a previous article that I authored entitled “Who Owns The Media? The 6 Monolithic Corporations That Control Almost Everything We Watch, Hear And Read“, but it has been updated to reflect some of the latest information.  The power that these companies have is so vast that it is hard to put into words…

    Time Warner

    CNN
    Home Box Office (HBO)
    Time Inc.
    Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
    Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
    CW Network (partial ownership)
    TMZ
    New Line Cinema
    Time Warner Cable
    Cinemax
    Cartoon Network
    TBS
    TNT
    America Online
    MapQuest
    Moviefone
    Castle Rock
    Sports Illustrated
    Fortune
    Marie Claire
    DC Comics
    People Magazine

    Walt Disney

    ABC Television Network
    Disney Publishing
    ESPN Inc.
    Disney Channel
    The History Channel
    SOAPnet
    A&E
    Lifetime
    Buena Vista Home Entertainment
    Buena Vista Theatrical Productions
    Buena Vista Records
    Disney Records
    Hollywood Records
    Miramax Films
    Touchstone Pictures
    Walt Disney Pictures
    Pixar Animation Studios
    277 Radio Stations
    Buena Vista Games
    Hyperion Books

    Viacom

    Paramount Pictures
    Paramount Home Entertainment
    Black Entertainment Television (BET)
    Comedy Central
    Country Music Television (CMT)
    Logo
    MTV
    MTV Canada
    MTV2
    Nick Magazine
    Nick at Nite
    Nick Jr.
    Nickelodeon
    Noggin
    Spike TV
    The Movie Channel
    TV Land
    VH1

    News Corporation

    Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
    Fox Television Stations
    The New York Post
    TV Guide
    Fox Searchlight Pictures
    Beliefnet
    Fox Business Network
    Fox Kids Europe
    Fox News Channel
    Fox Sports Net
    Fox Television Network
    FX
    My Network TV
    MySpace
    News Limited News
    Phoenix InfoNews Channel
    Phoenix Movies Channel
    Sky PerfecTV
    Speed Channel
    STAR TV India
    STAR TV Taiwan
    STAR World
    Times Higher Education Supplement Magazine
    Times Literary Supplement Magazine
    Times of London
    20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
    20th Century Fox International
    20th Century Fox Studios
    20th Century Fox Television
    BSkyB
    DIRECTV
    The Wall Street Journal
    Fox Broadcasting Company
    Fox Interactive Media
    FOXTEL
    HarperCollins Publishers
    The National Geographic Channel
    National Rugby League
    News Interactive
    News Outdoor
    Radio Veronica
    ReganBooks
    Sky Italia
    Sky Radio Denmark
    Sky Radio Germany
    Sky Radio Netherlands
    STAR
    Zondervan

    CBS Corporation

    CBS News
    CBS Sports
    CBS Television Network
    CNET
    Showtime
    TV.com
    CBS Radio Inc. (130 stations)
    CBS Consumer Products
    CBS Outdoor
    CW Network (50% ownership)
    Infinity Broadcasting
    Simon & Schuster (Pocket Books, Scribner)
    Westwood One Radio Network

    Comcast

    NBC
    Bravo
    CNBC
    NBC News
    MSNBC
    NBC Sports
    NBC Television Network
    Oxygen
    SciFi Magazine
    Syfy (Sci Fi Channel)
    Telemundo
    USA Network
    Weather Channel
    Focus Features
    NBC Universal Television Distribution
    NBC Universal Television Studio
    Paxson Communications (partial ownership)
    Hulu
    Universal Parks & Resorts
    Universal Pictures
    Universal Studio Home Video

    #7 The American People Are Absolutely Addicted To The Mainstream Media

    In a previous article about the media, I noted that the average American watches 153 hours of television a month.

    When you allow that much information to be downloaded into your brain, it is going to have a dramatic impact on how you think.

    Americans are more “connected” than they ever have been before.  This is especially true of our kids.  They are constantly on one sort of electronic device or another.  The following is a brief excerpt from a recent article by Daniel Taylor

    According to a 2010 LA Times report, young people spend on average 53 hours a week watching TV, playing video games, and sitting at the computer.

    Facebook users spend about 15 hours a month on the social networking site.

    People are walking – and driving – blindly while texting, sometimes walking into fountains and even falling off cliffs.

    If that Los Angeles Times report is true, that means that our young people are spending more than 200 hours a month connected to the media.

    But we are only awake for about 480 hours a month.

    When it comes to influencing the American people, nobody has more power than the big media companies do.

    And until we can break this sick addiction to the mainstream media and get people to start thinking for themselves, we will never see widespread changes in our society.  As long as people are being “programmed” by the mainstream media, they will continue to express the opinions, attitudes and beliefs that have been downloaded into their minds.

    Please share this article with as many people as you can.  It is crucial that we wake as many people up as possible while we still can.

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    SO WHO CARES? WHAT THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA’S, MASS MEDIA PUNDITS COMMENT OR GIVE THEIR OPINION ON?

    What is a Pundit?

    A PUNDIT (sometimes also called a talking head) is a person who offers to MASS MEDIA his or her OPINION OR COMMENTARY on a particular subject area (most typically political analysis, the social sciences, technology or sport) on which he or she is knowledgeable (OR CAN AT LEAST APPEAR TO BE KNOWLEDGEABLE), or considered

    TO BE KNOWLEDGEABLE,  by definition Alert and fully informed highly educated; having extensive information or understanding

    OR AT LEAST, CAN APPEAR TO BE KNOWLEDGEABLE?

    Making it your life goal to become knowledgeable about naked mole rats might not win you the Nobel Prize, but it might be fun.

    CONSIDERING,  WITH ALL OF THE MASS MEDIA PUNDIT’S KNOWLEDGE, FULLY INFORMED HIGHLY EDUCATED; EXTENSIVE INFORMATION OR UNDERSTANDING OF DONALD J. TRUMP?

    Over the top: Trump sews up delegates to seal GOP nomination

    bigstory.ap.org/…/trump-reaches-magic-number-delegates-clinch-no…

    Associated Press

    4 days ago – It takes 1237 delegates to win the Republican nomination. … Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a …

    Sep 19, 2015 THE QUESTION IS: WHY DO MEDIA PUNDITS CONTINUE TO GET THIS SO WRONG?

    Mar 12, 2016 – Not to state the obvious NO PUNDIT ON THE PLANET PREDICTED THAT DONALD J. TRUMP, WOULD LAST THIS LONG.

    Why Does the Press Continue to Get it So Wrong On Donald Trump …

    www.washingtonmonthly.com/…/why_does_the_press_continue…

    Washington Monthly

    Sep 19, 2015 – Politico started using social media and press interest data to predict that Trump would … THE QUESTION IS: WHY DO PUNDITS CONTINUE TO GET THIS SO WRONG? It’s not ….. They have been out of touch for so long it is a little hard to believe that they will figure it out now, but I remain an optimist. ….

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    The bottom line

    AMERICAN VOTERS WOKE UP  VOTED AND REJECTED THE ESTABLISHMENT AND IT’S MAINSTREAM MEDIA

    JUNE 7, 2016…..

    In the news
    Image for the news result

    GOP Primaries: The Latest Results

    ABC News13 hours ago

    Trump Sweeps 5 GOP Primaries. … the end of the primary voting process for Republicans.

    AND, THIS IS DRIVING THE POLITICO ESTABLISHMENT AND IT’S MAINSTREAM MEDIA  ABSOLUTELY BONKERS.


  • Let Me Ask America a Question

    The Wall Street Journal,  Apr 14, 2016
     

    On Saturday, April 9, Colorado had an “election” without voters. Delegates were chosen on behalf of a presidential nominee, yet the people of Colorado were not able to cast their ballots to say which nominee they preferred.

    A planned vote had been canceled. And one million Republicans in Colorado were sidelined.

    In recent days, something all too predictable has happened: Politicians furiously defended the system. “These are the rules,” we were told over and over again. If the “rules” can be used to block Coloradans from voting on whether they want better trade deals, or stronger borders, or an end to special-interest vote-buying in Congress—well, that’s just the system and we should embrace it.

    Let me ask America a question: How has the “system” been working out for you and your family?

    I, for one, am not interested in defending a system that for decades has served the interest of political parties at the expense of the people. Members of the club—the consultants, the pollsters, the politicians, the pundits and the special interests—grow rich and powerful while the American people grow poorer and more isolated.

    No one forced anyone to cancel the vote in Colorado. Political insiders made a choice to cancel it. And it was the wrong choice.

    Responsible leaders should be shocked by the idea that party officials can simply cancel elections in America if they don’t like what the voters may decide.

    The only antidote to decades of ruinous rule by a small handful of elites is a bold infusion of popular will. On every major issue affecting this country, the people are right and the governing elite are wrong. The elites are wrong on taxes, on the size of government, on trade, on immigration, on foreign policy.

    Why should we trust the people who have made every wrong decision to substitute their will for America’s will in this presidential election?

    Here, I part ways with Sen. Ted Cruz.

    Mr. Cruz has toured the country bragging about his voterless victory in Colorado. For a man who styles himself as a warrior against the establishment (you wouldn’t know it from his list of donors and endorsers), you’d think he would be demanding a vote for Coloradans. Instead, Mr. Cruz is celebrating their disenfranchisement.

    Likewise, Mr. Cruz loudly boasts every time party insiders disenfranchise voters in a congressional district by appointing delegates who will vote the opposite of the expressed will of the people who live in that district.

    That’s because Mr. Cruz has no democratic path to the nomination. He has been mathematically eliminated by the voters.

    While I am self-funding, Mr. Cruz rakes in millions from special interests. Yet despite his financial advantage, Mr. Cruz has won only three primaries outside his home state and trails me by two million votes—a gap that will soon explode even wider. Mr. Cruz loses when people actually get to cast ballots. Voter disenfranchisement is not merely part of the Cruz strategy—it is the Cruz strategy.

    The great irony of this campaign is that the “Washington cartel” that Mr. Cruz rails against is the very group he is relying upon in his voter-nullification scheme.

    My campaign strategy is to win with the voters. Ted Cruz’s campaign strategy is to win despite them.

    What we are seeing now is not a proper use of the rules, but a flagrant abuse of the rules. Delegates are supposed to reflect the decisions of voters, but the system is being rigged by party operatives with “double-agent” delegates who reject the decision of voters.

    The American people can have no faith in such a system. It must be reformed.

    Just as I have said that I will reform our unfair trade, immigration and economic policies that have also been rigged against Americans, so too will I work closely with the chairman of the Republican National Committee and top GOP officials to reform our election policies. Together, we will restore the faith—and the franchise—of the American people.

    We must leave no doubt that voters, not donors, choose the nominee.

    How have we gotten to the point where politicians defend a rigged delegate-selection process with more passion than they have ever defended America’s borders?

    Perhaps it is because politicians care more about securing their private club than about securing their country.

    My campaign will, of course, battle for every last delegate. We will work within the system that exists now, while fighting to have it reformed in the future. But we will do it the right way. My campaign will seek maximum transparency, maximum representation and maximum voter participation.

    We will run a campaign based on empowering voters, not sidelining them.

    Let us take inspiration from patriotic Colorado citizens who have banded together in protest. Let us make Colorado a rallying cry on behalf of all the forgotten people whose desperate pleas have for decades fallen on the deaf ears and closed eyes of our rulers in Washington, D.C.

    The political insiders have had their way for a long time. Let 2016 be remembered as the year the American people finally got theirs.

    Mr. Trump is a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination

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    Let Me Ask America a Question – WSJ

    www.wsj.com/…/letmeaskamerica-a-question-146…

    The Wall Street Journal

    Apr 14, 2016 – Republican presidential contender Donald J. Trump writes: Let me ask America a question: How has the “system” been working out for you and …


  • Politico Social Engineering Rigs U.S. Elections

    POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC SOCIAL ENGINEERING?

    POLITICAL INTRODUCTION In 1954 it was well recognized by those in positions of authority that it was only a matter of time, only a few decades, BEFORE THE GENERAL PUBLIC WOULD BE ABLE TO GRASP AND UPSET THE CRADLE OF POWER.

    FOR THE VERY ELEMENTS OF THE NEW SILENT WEAPON “TECHNOLOGY” WERE AS ACCESSIBLE FOR A PUBLIC UTOPIA AS THEY WERE FOR PROVIDING A PRIVATE UTOPIA.

    2016: The Year the Americans Found out Our Elections Are Rigged

    IT’S BECOMING CLEAR THE U.S. ELECTION — AND EVEN MORE SO, THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE — IS A BIG SCAM BEING PERPETRATED ON THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.

    EVENTS FROM THE LAST WEEK HAVE” EXPOSED” THE SYSTEM AS AN ILLUSION OF CHOICE AND A FARCE.

    TRUMP “EXPOSED” IT, Apr 12, 2016 – Donald Trump  issued a dire warning to his supporters: You’re getting ripped … Donald Trump slammed ‘rigged‘ system after Colorado loss ….. “It’s a rigged, disgusting, dirty system. … “I say this to the RNC and I say it to the Republican Party. … process as “crooked” or “corrupt” seven times during his speech.

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    POLITICAL INTRODUCTION In 1954 it was well recognized by those in positions of authority that it was only a matter of time, only a few decades, BEFORE THE GENERAL PUBLIC WOULD BE ABLE TO GRASP AND UPSET THE CRADLE OF POWER.

    FOR THE VERY ELEMENTS OF THE NEW SILENT WEAPON “TECHNOLOGY” WERE AS ACCESSIBLE FOR A PUBLIC UTOPIA AS THEY WERE FOR PROVIDING A PRIVATE UTOPIA.

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    Apr 12, 2016  INDEED,  USING PUBLIC ACCESS TO “TECHNOLOGY”  TRUMP HAS EXPOSED THE RIGGED ELECTION SYSTEM AND TRUMP HAS UPSET THE CRADLE OF POWER.

    What we are witnessing — FOR THE FIRST TIME ON A LARGE SCALE — is the political establishment’s true role in selecting the president of the United States. The illusion of choice has become apparent.

    The establishment anoints their two picks for president, and the country proceeds to argue vehemently over the two candidates they are spoon-fed.

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    THE POWER OF POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC SOCIAL ENGINEERING? Experience has proven that the simplest method of securing a silent weapon and gaining control of the public is to keep the public undisciplined and IGNORANT OF BASIC SYSTEMS PRINCIPLES on the one hand, while keeping them confused, disorganized, and distracted with matters of no real importance on the other hand.

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    Hmmm… The establishment anoints their two picks for president, and the country proceeds to argue vehemently over the two candidates they are spoon-fed?

    OR NOT..

    ANALYSTS SAY TRUMP IS ACTUALLY BENEFITING FROM THE GOP DELEGATE SYSTEM … RUNNING SCARED BECAUSE TRUMP AND SANDERS ARE EXPOSING THE CORRUPTION. …

    TRUMP’S NEW YORK POLLS PREDICTED 49% TRUMP WON 62

    ANGRY AMERICAN CITIZENS  ARE SUPPORTING, AND VOTING  IN AN UPRISING, A MOVEMENT TO ELECT TRUMP FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

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    O’Reilly on Trump’s ‘Stunning’ Political Rise: ‘History Will …

    insider.foxnews.com/…/oreilly-trumps-stunning-rise-history-will-record-…

    APRIL 20,  2016,  5 days ago – O’Reilly on Trump’s ‘Stunning’ Political Rise: ‘History Will Record This ….

     In his Talking Points Memo, Bill O’Reilly said that he doesn’t see a way for the GOP establishment to stop Trump, even if he doesn’t have the 1,237 delegates needed to be nominated on the first ballot.

    “Simply put, Trump is so far ahead that Ted Cruz and John Kasich or any other Republican phantom simply doesn’t have the constituency to take the nomination away from Trump. Any backroom dealings will be quickly exposed and will doom the Republican Party.”

    O’Reilly said that the developments of this election season have left him stunned.

    “As I said last night, the two most shocking political stories in my lifetime are the assassination of President John Kennedy and the rise to political prominence of one Donald J. Trump.”

    History will record that this was an uprising, a movement of the people supporting a candidate who has absolutely no ties to the political establishment.”

    He said that Trump’s supporters are “so angry” that they don’t care about some of his more controversial statements.

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    Tea Party to RNC: Will Take ‘Millions’ of GOP Voters …

    www.teaparty.org/tea-party-declares-war-on-the-rnc-157785/

    “UNLESS UNILATERAL REFORM OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY REFLECTING THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE STARTS IMMEDIATELY, THE TEA PARTY IS READY TO DUMP THE REPUBLICAN PARTY”.

    Apr 14, 2016 – The truth is that the Republican/Democrat Soviet Block run by none other than His Majesty Reince Priebus is under strict orders from Obama to …

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    THE BASIC SYSTEMS OF THE POLITICO ESTABLISHMENT PRINCIPLES?

    2016: The Year the Americans Found out Our Elections Are Rigged

    Op-Ed by Nick Bernabe
    The Anti Media

    April 16, 2016

    snippet

    THE PEOPLE DON’T CHOOSE OUR PRESIDENTS; THEY ARE HAND-PICKED BY A POWERFUL GROUP OF POLITICAL PARTY INSIDERS — PARTIES THAT HAVE LONG SINCE SOLD OUT TO THE HIGHEST BIDDERS.

    WHAT WE HAVE ON OUR HANDS IN AMERICA IS A RIGGED OLIGARCHY, AND THAT’S NOT A CONSPIRACY THEORY — IT’S FACT. NOW, HOWEVER, MILLIONS OF AMERICANS ARE BECOMING AWARE OF IT THANKS TO THE POPULIST CAMPAIGNS OF BERNIE SANDERS AND DONALD TRUMP. AMERICA’S ELECTIONS ARE CONTROLLED BY A BIG CLUB, BUT UNFORTUNATELY, “YOU AIN’T IN IT!”

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    Denver, CO — The 2016 election has been a wild ride, with two insurgent grassroots campaigns literally giving THE POLITICAL ESTABLISHMENT a run for its money. But as the events of this presidential primary season play out…..

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    Silent Weapons For a Quiet War

    Posted on April 11, 2016 9:49 am by Pearl Rains Hewett Comment

    Silent Weapons For a Quiet War

    a snippet… DIVERSION, THE PRIMARY STRATEGY

    Experience has proven that the simplest method of securing a silent weapon and gaining control of the public is to keep the public undisciplined AND IGNORANT OF BASIC SYSTEMS PRINCIPLES on the one hand, while keeping them confused, disorganized, and distracted with matters of no real importance on the other hand.

    The Harvard project had been very fruitful as is borne out by the publication of some of its results in 1953 suggesting THE FEASIBILITY OF ECONOMIC (SOCIAL) ENGINEERING.

    POLITICAL INTRODUCTION

     IN 1954 IT WAS WELL RECOGNIZED BY THOSE IN POSITIONS OF AUTHORITY THAT IT WAS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME, ONLY A FEW DECADES,

    BEFORE THE GENERAL PUBLIC WOULD BE ABLE TO GRASP AND UPSET THE CRADLE OF POWER,

    FOR THE VERY ELEMENTS OF THE NEW SILENT WEAPON TECHNOLOGY

     WERE AS ACCESSIBLE FOR A PUBLIC UTOPIA

    AS THEY WERE FOR PROVIDING A PRIVATE UTOPIA.

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    APRIL 25, 2016

    2016: The Year the Americans Found out Our Elections Are Rigged

    INDEED, THE GENERAL PUBLIC HAS GRASPED THE TECHNOLOGY  AND UPSET THE RIGGED CRADLE OF POLITICO ELECTIONS


  • Health Impacts of Electromagnetic Pollution?

    Health Impacts of Electromagnetic Pollution?

    It is imperative the U.S. Congress focus on the connection between unchecked growth in electromagnetic fields and the Electrosensivity of  all living things on earth.

    Three U.S. Governors HAVE Acknowledge Health Impacts of Electromagnetic Pollution from Wireless Technologies.

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    Dr. Robert O. Becker, M.D. ­ twice nominated for the Nobel Prize, one of the foremost experts on EMR. “I have no doubt in my mind that at the present time,

    THE GREATEST POLLUTING ELEMENT IN THE EARTH’S ENVIRONMENT IS THE PROLIFERATION OF ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS.

    I consider that to be far greater on a global scale, than warming, and the increase in chemical elements in the environment.”

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    Telecommunications Act of 1996?

    Posted as  “Against the Law to try to Protect One’s Health?”

    and its unexpected consequences, offer vivid lessons in……

    WHAT HAPPENS WHEN PUBLIC POLICY IS MADE LARGELY WITHOUT EITHER INFORMING OR CONSULTING THE PUBLIC?

     ELECTROSENSIVITY  IN PEOPLE

    Headache, Sleep disturbances (Insomnia), Dizziness, Nausea, Heart Palpitations, Heart Pain, Concentration Problems, Fatigue, Listlessness, Indigestion, Reddening of Skin, Tingling Sensations, Anxiety Attacks, Memory Problems, Swollen Lymph Nodes, Excessive Thirst, Frequent Urination, Vision Problems, Tinnitus (Ringing in the Ears), Increase in allergies/sensitivities, etc.

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    SOME DO NOT attribute these symptoms to something that they cannot perceive with their five senses ­ sight, smell, touch, hearing, or taste ­ and end up misattributing them to something else. 

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     “Today, unprecedented exposure levels and intensities of magnetic, electric, and electromagnetic fields from numerous wireless technologies interfere with the natural information system and functioning OF HUMANS, animals, and plants. The consequences of this development, which have already been predicted by critics for many decades, cannot be ignored anymore. Bees and other insects vanish; birds avoid certain places and become disorientated at others. Humans suffer from functional impairments and diseases. And insofar as the latter are hereditary, they will be passed on to next generations as pre-existing defects”.

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    Are EMFs Killing Insects, Frogs, Birds And US? – Rense

    www.rense.com/general81/emfs.htm

    Are Microwaves Killing The Insects, Frogs, And Birds? And Are We Next? 3-20-8 … If all the insects, amphibians, and birds are disappearing, how much longer …

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    New U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services Reports on EMF and …

    electromagnetichealth.org/…/emf-and-warnke-report-on-beesbirds-and-

    May 18, 2009 – Ulrich Warnke, PhD, “Bees, Birds and Mankind”, is also attached below. … /BeesBirdsMankindDestroying-Nature-by-Electrosmog-Ulrich- …

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    18.05.2009 by Camilla Category Electromagnetic Health Blog

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    Critique of National Association for Independent Schools Statement

    08.09.2014 by emily Category Electromagnetic Health Blog

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    Electromagnetic Radiation Safety

    www.saferemr.com/

    Mobilize, a feature-length documentary about cell phone radiation, premiered on September 12, 2014.

    The film explores the potential long-term health effects from cell phone radiation and examines recent scientific research and the challenges politicians face trying to adopt precautionary legislation. Featuring interviews with experts, wireless industry representatives and prominent politicians, THE FILM ILLUMINATES HOW INDUSTRY’S ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL INFLUENCE CAN UNDERMINE PUBLIC HEALTH.  Including

    Oct 17, 2014 Health effects of electromagnetic radiation exposure from cell phones, Wi-Fi, and Smart Meters.


  • John Stossel EPA – “The Green Monster”

     John Stossel’s  EPA the “GREEN MONSTER”  

    August 31,  2014  John’s Fox News show  on the EPA “GREEN MONSTER” aired  in my area on 

    EPA should mean “Enough Protection Already”

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    Stossel: End the EPA

    Its responsibilities should be handed over to the states

    which are both closer to the problems and more immediately responsible to their electorates

    GIVE “STATE’S SOVEREIGNTY” BACK TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!

    AMEN…

    Let American’s citizens VOTE on it.   ALL IN FAVOR  SAY “”AYE”

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    Wyoming welder faces $75,000 a day in EPA fines for building pond on his property.

    GET OFF MY LAWN: The EPA cares very little for what is “private property.” They said a farmer in Wyoming violated the Clean Water Act simply because he built a pond on his land. He even had a permit from the state! Why don’t they pick on someone their own size?

     August 31,  2014 UPDATE… John’s Fox News show

    EPA FINE JUMPS TO $186,000 a day for building pond on his property.

    Is this what it takes to get MEDIA ATTENTION on the EPA?

    Or? does it just take John over two years to DOCUMENT and dig up the DIRT ON THE EPA?

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    I was delighted with John Stossel for going after the EPA “GREEN MONSTER“!

    BUT? After listening to the show and reading tons of related reports?

    Andy Johnson, the Wyoming welder, had  LEGAL PERMITS FROM THE STATE OF WYOMING TO BUILD HIS POND?

    WHY IS “STATE SOVEREIGNTY” LEFT OUT OF FOX NEWS  REPORTS?

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    Replacing the Environmental Protection Agency

    THIS IS AS CLOSE AS IT GETS TO MENTIONING  CONGRESSIONAL  REENACTMENT OF   “STATE SOVEREIGNTY” .

    TO ALLOW THE STATES? WOULD GIVE THE  STATES?

    WOULD GIVE STATES ATTITUDE TO ACT?- EACH STATE WOULD BE FUNDED?

    NICE LITTLE WORDS, ALLOW, WOULD, WOULD, WOULD….

    http://heartland.org/policy-documents/replacing-environmental-protection-agency

    A relatively small (EPA) administrative structure would be needed to allow THE STATES  to refine existing environmental laws in a manner more suitable to the primary requirement of protecting our environment without thwarting national progress in industry and the development of our natural resources and energy supplies.

    Many regulations would give STATES atitude to act, and others would be required of all states by a two-thirds vote of the Committee of the Whole. Each STATE  would be funded sufficiently to increase its staff to include people whose primary jobs would be to serve on subcommittees of the Committee of the Whole overseeing the issues previously overseen by the current EPA.

    Thank God for John Stossel…

    It took  him over two years

    BUT,  he finally went after the EPA!

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    Stossel: End the EPA

    Its responsibilities should be handed over to the states

    which are both closer to the problems and more immediately responsible to their electorates

    GIVE “STATE’S SOVEREIGNTY” BACK TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!

    AMEN…

    Let American’s citizens VOTE on it.   ALL IN FAVOR  SAY “”AYE”

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    July 29, 2012  at 5:43 pm John Stossel Posted my EPA comment below.

    My question to John, Have you considered a program on the “EPA Controlled Everything”?

    The EPA controlled list A to Z is available on line.

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    PEARL RAINS HEWETT says:

    July 29, 2012  at 5:43 pm

    John,

    I loved your “Illegal Everything” and
    “EPA is killing people”

    Have you considered a program on the “EPA Controlled Everything”
    The EPA controlled list A to Z is available on line.

    You like to “Poke Fun” at ridiculous things! You could have a field day with things like, “Fugitive Road Dust” (better left to Homeland Security?)

    Have you done a show on the EPA affect on Logging and wood mills that EPA has shut down?

    The timber that is harvested in Clallam County WA goes to the Port Of Port Angeles and is exported to foreign countries for processing, manufacturing and then sent back to the USA as finished products for sale to American consumers.

    Have you done a show on the EPA affect of the Shoreline Management Act, that takes, restricts and controls all development of private property and business?

    The US economy will never recover under the control of the EPA.

    I look forward to your programs.

    Pearl Rains Hewett Trustee
    George. C. Rains Sr. Estate
    Member Clallam County WA
    SMP Advisory Committee

    to be continued…..


  • What Happens In WA DC?

    What Happens In WA DC – Should Not Stay in DC

    July 30, 2014. U.S Environment and Public Works Committee Republicans released a report today highlighting the collusion between environmental activists

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     Someone sent me an email attachment with information.

    The message? Add this to the Clouded Waters collection, out of the same folks in DC.  Just released the other day.

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     United States Senate

    July 30, 2014  Committee on Environment and Public Works

    Minority Staff Report

    The Chain of Environmental Command

    How a Club of Billionaires and Their Foundations Control the Environmental Movement and Obama’s EPA

    , … read more online

    REPORT: The Chain of Environmental Command

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    This is a 92 PAGE US Senate Committee report, questioning,  HOW THE  VERY RICH  FUND NON-GOVERNMENT AGENCIES TO CONTROL  US GOVERNMENT ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY AND on  page 49, how it could be possible to Convert Charitable Donations into Political Outcomes?

    a  part of the conclusion

    page 67 Finally, this report is necessarily limited in its scope AND ONLY SCRATCHES THE SURFACE IN ITS EFFORT TO DOCUMENT THE MONEY TRAIL. Furthermore, as the Committee’s jurisdiction is limited to oversight of the EPA and energy and environmental policy, so too this report is constrained to reviewing activities intended to influence such policy. There is an abundance of evidence to suggest that this system is replicated across the progressive coalition. More investigation and oversight is needed.

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     After I read the report?

    I called Luke Bolar — Luke_Bolar@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-6176.

    I spoke with Sarah.

    I commended the committee for doing the report.

    My questions and comments to Sarah included,

    So? A whole bunch of Billionaires have purchased? (for want of a better word)

    The NGO’S Control of the US Environmental Policy?

    The Ties that Bind: Key Relationships Between Facilitators, Donors, and Activists

    page 51 Activist Public Charities FUNNEL MONEY TO POLITICAL AFFILIATES?

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    My thoughts on this report are that it creates more questions than answers?

    THE CAUSE? WITHOUT THE EFFECT? (not in the report?)

    HOW DOES THIS NGO EPA CONTROL EFFECT AND AFFECT AMERICAN TAXPAYERS?

    How can this report be equated, to the cost to AMERICAN TAXPAYERS, OF THE EPA’S $300 TO $500 BILLION DOLLARS IN UNFUNDED EPA MANDATES being  trickled down to “We the People” by the Clean Water and Air Acts?

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    THE MONEY’S ALL GONE? WHERE DID IT GO?

    page 49 Converting Charitable Donations into Political Outcomes?

    As previously discussed, foundations, public charities and activist organizations that register as 501(c)(3) organizations receive certain tax benefits under the law. In return, there are strict limitations on how the money can be spent. For example, as also previously discussed, 501(c)(3) groups are strictly forbidden from “directly or indirectly participating in, or intervening in a political campaign for or against a candidate for political office.”316 Accordingly, the Billionaire’s Club and activist groups organized as public charities have limited means to influence elections without jeopardizing their designated tax exempt status.

     

    FOLLOW THE MONEY?

    It is unclear what purpose the transfer of funds between these two organizations serves, other than obscuring the money trail?

    However, the Committee found that in many cases a 501(c)(3) will transfer funds to an affiliated 501(c)(4), which can engage in political activity. Under the law, these donations must only be used for activities within the permissible scope of the 501(c)(3)’s activities.317

    It is uncertain WHETHER THE IRS STRICTLY OVERSEES to ensure this requirement is met.

    this is especially true GIVEN THE ENORMOUS AND DIFFICULT TASK OF TRACKING AND ACCOUNTING FOR THE VAST SUMS OF MONEY THAT PASS THROUGH SEVERAL DIFFERENT GROUPS.

     FOLLOW THE MONEY?

     page 51 Activist Public Charities FUNNEL MONEY TO POLITICAL AFFILIATES?

    PAGE 53 In addition to LCV, the National Resources Defense Council,343 the Environmental Defense Fund,344 the Sierra Club345 and 350.org346 also set up affiliate nonprofit organizations to operate in this manner. The large amounts of money, multiple transfers, and questionable regulation strongly suggest that 501(c)(3) environmental groups and foundations are exceeding the scope of their tax exempt limits by financially supporting politically active 501(c)(4)s.

    Although the IRS Form 990s provide space to describe the purpose of a group’s grant, the descriptions given are often vague and overly broad. The circumstances surrounding the flow of money from 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) groups, and the likelihood of lax oversight, raises questions as to whether 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundations and charities are indirectly funding political activities

    page 60 e. The Billionaire’s Club Collaborating with Shady Foreign Funders?

    The Committee has also uncovered evidence that the Billionaire’s Club knowingly collaborates with shady offshore funders to maximize support for the far-left environmental activists they sponsor.

     

     

    The Obama EPA Helps to Fund the Far-Left Environmental Groups?

    page 29 In addition to providing insider access to important policy decisions, it appears activists now at EPA ALSO FUNNEL GOVERNMENT MONEY THROUGH GRANTS TO THEIR FORMER EMPLOYERS AND COLLEAGUES.

    The Committee’s research demonstrates that oftentimes EPA contributes to the bottom line of green groups through grants. Accordingly, A GRANT FROM EPA OR ANOTHER GOVERNMENT AGENCY IS PARTICULARLY VALUABLE TO A 501(C)(3) AS NONPROFITS ARE REQUIRED TO OBTAIN ONE-THIRD OF ITS FUNDING from the public to maintain its tax-exempt status. A grant from EPA contributes to that goal, without limitation.184

    OVER THE LAST TEN YEARS EPA HAS AWARDED NEARLY $3 BILLION IN GRANTS TO NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS.185

    Based on a Committee review of the EPA grants database, the Obama EPA has given more than $27 million in taxpayer funded grants to major environmental groups. Notably, NRDC and EDF – two key activists groups with significant ties to senior EPA officials – have collected more than $1 million in funding each.

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    page 25 Indeed, the NRDC staff absorbed by the Obama Administration and Capitol Hill Democrats in 2009 WAS REFERRED TO AS THE “NRDC MAFIA” because they occupied so many key positions throughout the democratically controlled government.148 While at EPA, these officials were able to advance their activist agenda, this time with full support of the government.

    page 26 Watchdog groups also uncovered Enck using her personal email to communicate with environmentalists in violation of EPA policy

    PAGE 32 This highly questionable behavior demonstrates how an EPA official with inappropriate ties to far-left groups and their foundations can use her position to benefit the environmental movement AT THE EXPENSE OF TAXPAYERS

    One case involved a Presidential appointee violating their ethics pledge on 13 occasions by communicating and/or meeting with two prohibited organizations regarding their EPA work.201 Another case involved a political appointee who on two occasions violated the rules of ethics for federal employees by accepting a gift of travel and a flight in a private jet from a registered lobbyist.202

    page 33 while benefiting from nonprofit status, essentially sell a product to wealthy foundations who are seeking to drive policy and political outcomes.

    page 27 Ironically, at the time he was appointed to the EPA, he was actually suing EPA, along with other environmental activists on the basis of environmental justice concerns.165

    page 30 Yet, ALA has been a main litigant against EPA, frequently suing the Agency only to reach a cozy settlement agreement while taxpayers foot the bill for ALA’s legal fees

    Mainstream environmental groups are not the only ones to benefit from EPA grants. The Obama EPA gives grants to regional and less-well-known extreme groups

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    My questions and comments to Sarah included,

    Why? The Sovereign Tribes ARE NOT INCLUDED as part of the Billionaires EPA Environmental Control Club?

    page 23 where “our” is the EPA Office of International and Tribal Affairs and “there” refers to the White House. In another outrageous email exchange, former Assistant Administrator for the Office of International and Tribal Affairs, Michelle DePass, and “Richard Windsor,” former Administrator Jackson’s alias, strategize over

    page 25 These email exchanges confirm the close relationships between the foundations, environmental activist groups and the Obama Administration

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    United States Senate

    Committee on Environment and Public Works

    Minority Staff Report

    The Chain of Environmental Command

    How a Club of Billionaires and Their Foundations Control the Environmental Movement and Obama’s EPA

     

     

     Contact: Luke Bolar — Luke_Bolar@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-6176Cheyenne Steel — Cheyenne_Steel@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-6176U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (Minority)

     

    (I have included some of the most recognizable NGO names)

     

    Center for Biological Diversity (CBD)

    Type: 501(c)(3)453

    Total Assets: $12,282,335454

     

    Greenpeace Fund

    Type: 501(c)(3)467

    Total Assets: $15,313,140468

    Greenpeace Inc.

    Type: 501(c)(4)472

    Total Assets: $5,121,059473

     

    Sierra Club Foundation

    Type: 501(c)(3)508

    Total Assets: $98,974,748

     

    National Wildlife Federation (NWF)

    Type: 501(c)(3)495

    Total Assets: $66,456,891496

    National Wildlife Federation (NWF) Action Fund

    Type: 501(c)(4)501

    Total Assets: $604,386502

     

    Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) Action Fund

    Type: 501 (c)(4)504

    Total Assets: $2,955,590505

     

    July 30, 2014

    Contact: Luke

    Contents

    INTRODUCTION……………………………………………………………………………………….1

    I. Legal Framework of Far-Left Environmental Movement …………………….3

    a. 501(c)(3) Private Foundations and Public Charities…………………………..3

    b. The 501(c)(4) ……………………………………………………………………………………8

    II. The Billionaire’s Club: Leveraging their Investment………………………….11

    a. The Ties that Bind: Key Relationships Between Facilitators, Donors, and Activists ………………………………………………………………………………………..11

    b. The Facilitators: Key Environmental Activists………………………………..18

    c. The Face of the Environmental Movement: Public Charity Activists.21

    III. The Bureaucrats: How the Obama EPA is Deeply Intertwined with the Billionaire’s Club and their Far-left Environmental Activists…………………..23

    a. EPA’s Green Revolving Door………………………………………………………….23

    b. The Obama EPA Helps to Fund the Far-Left Environmental Groups 29

    c. Questionable Behavior by Regional Administrator Judith Enck………31

    IV. Billionaire’s Club in Action: Case Studies of Services Rendered………33

    a. Activists Groups Provide Billionaire’s Club with Propaganda…………33

    b. Activist Groups Provide Billionaire’s Club with Artificial Grassroots Movements…………………………………………………………………………………………..38

    c. Converting Charitable Donations into Political Outcomes……………….49

    d. Fiscal Sponsorships Provide the Billionaire’s Club with Access to Nimble and Transient Groups and also Provide Distance from their Hired Hands ………………………………………………………………………………………………….54

    e. The Billionaire’s Club Collaborating with Shady Foreign Funders….60

    CONCLUSION………………………………………………………………………………………….67

    APPENDIX A: TOP FOUNDATIONS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL GIVING 68

    APPENDIX B: ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS………………………………………….73


  • (2) How Do The Tribes Do It?

    Part (2) How Do the Tribes Do It?

    CASINO INCOME? or FISH INCOME?

    GAMING ON NATIVE AMERICAN LANDS EARNED $26.5 BILLION IN 2011.

    “IN 2012, THE INDIAN GAMING INDUSTRY SAW ITS LARGEST GROSS GAMING REVENUES EVER,” said Tracie Stevens, Chairwoman of the NIGC. http://500nations.com/news/Indian_Casinos/20130723.asp

    HOW MANY TRIBES STILL DEPEND ON (by treaty rights and agreement) FOR AN “ADEQUATE SUPPLY OF FISH”

    TO PROVIDE THEM WITH A MODERATE LIVING?

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    BY TREATY THE  ADEQUATE FISH AGREEMENT? V. CASINO MODERATE LIVING INCOME?

    Therefore, as this Court acknowledged in its Phase II decision,

    Fishing Vessel CONCLUDED THAT THE TRIBES ARE ENTITLED UNDER THE TREATIES TO AN “ADEQUATE SUPPLY OF FISH” SO LONG AS NECESSARY TO PROVIDE THEM WITH A MODERATE LIVING.

    See 759 F.2d at 1358.

    A MODERATE LIVING FOR THE TRIBES? FROM FISH INCOME?

    ENTITLED UNDER THE TREATIES? SO LONG AS NECESSARY?

    TIMES HAVE CHANGED, HAS TRIBAL CASINO’S INCOME EXCEEDED AND REPLACED

    THE NEED FOR FISH INCOME?

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    HOW MANY WA STATE TRIBAL CASINOS?

    WOW, MORE WA STATE TRIBAL CASINOS THEN THERE ARE TRIBES?

    HOW MUCH TRIBAL CASINO INCOME?

    Washington Indian Casinos by Tribes

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    Confederated Tribes and Bands
    of the Yakama Indian Nation

    P.O. Box 151
    Fort Road
    Toppenish, WA 98948
    Phone Number: (509) 865-5121
    Fax Number: (509) 865-5528
    Yakama Nation Legends Casino
    580 Fort Road
    Toppenish, Washington 98948
    (509) 865-8800

    Confederated Tribes of the
    Chehalis Reservation

    P.O. Box 536
    Oakville, WA 98568
    (360) 273-5911Gaming compact signed 12/21/1992.
    Lucky Eagle Casino
    12888 188th Avenue SW
    Rochester, WA 98579
    360-273-2000Eagles Landing Hotel & Slots
    12840 188th Ave SW
    Rochester, WA 98579
    360-273-8640

    Confederated Tribes of the
    Colville Reservation

    P.O. Box 150
    Nespelem, WA 99155
    Phone Number: (509) 634-2200
    Fax Number: (509) 634-4116Gaming compact signed 8/29/2002.
    Coulee Dam Casino
    515 Birch Street
    Coulee Dam, WA 99116
    509-633-0766Mill Bay Casino
    455 Wapato Lake Road
    Manson, WA 98831-9577
    1-800-648-2946Okanogan Casino
    41 Apple Way Road
    Okanogan, Washington 98840-9689
    (509) 422-4646Omak Casino – Opens Mid-2015
    Omak, WA

    Cowlitz Indian Tribe
    Administration Office
    1055 9th Ave, Suite B
    Longview, WA 98632
    Phone: 360-577-8140
    Fax: 360-577-7432
    Cowlitz Casino Resort
    La Center, Washington

    Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe
    1033 Old Blyn Highway
    Sequim, WA 98382
    Phone Number: (360) 681-1109
    Fax Number: (360) 681-4643Gaming compact signed 2/19/1993.
    7 Cedars Casino
    270756 Highway 101
    Sequim, Washington 98382-7677
    (360) 683-7777

    Kalispel Tribe
    Box 39
    Usk, WA 99180
    Phone: 509-445-1147
    Fax: 509-445-1705Gaming compact signed 10/22/1998.
    Northern Quest Resort & Casino
    100 North Hayford Road
    Airway Heights, WA 99001
    (509) 242-7000
    (888) 603-705

    Lower Elwha Tribal Community of the Lower Elwha Reservation, Washington
    2851 Lower Elwha Rd
    Port Angeles WA 98363
    Phone Number: (360) 452-8471
    Fax Number: (360) 452-3428
    Elwha River Casino
    631 Stratton Road
    Port Angeles, WA 98363
    (360)452-3005

    Lummi Nation
    2616 Kwina Road
    Bellingham, WA 98226
    Phone Number: (360) 384-1489
    Fax Number: (360) 380-1850Gaming compact signed 9/21/1995.
    Silver Reef Casino
    4876 Haxton Way at Slater Road
    Ferndale, WA 98248
    (360) 383-0777
    (866) 383-0777

    Muckleshoot Indian Tribe
    39015 172nd St., SE
    Auburn, WA 98002
    Phone Number: (253) 939-3311
    Fax Number: (253) 931-8570Gaming compact signed 2/19/1993.
    Muckleshoot Casino
    2402 Auburn Way South
    Auburn, Washington 98002
    (800) 804-4944Muckleshoot Casino II
    2600 Auburn Way South
    Auburn, WA 98002Muckleshoot Indian Bingo
    2117 Auburn Way South
    Auburn, Washington 98002
    (253) 735-2404

    Nisqually Indian Tribe of the Nisqually Reservation
    4820 She-Nah-Num Drive S.E.
    Olympia, WA 98513
    Phone Number: (360) 456-5221
    Fax Number: (360) 456-9553Gaming compact signed 5/25/1995.
    Red Wind Casino
    12819 Yelm Highway Southeast
    Olympia, Washington 98513-9111
    (360) 412-5000
    (866) 946-2444

    Nooksack Indian Tribe
    P.O. Box 157
    Deming, WA 98244
    (360) 592-5176Gaming compact signed 10/28/1991.
    Nooksack Northwood Casino
    9750 Northwood Road
    Lynden WA 98264
    (360) 734-5101Nooksack River Casino
    5048 Mt Baker Hwy
    Deming, Washington
    (360) 592-5472

    Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe
    31912 Little Boston Road NE
    Kingston, WA 98346
    (206) 297-2646Gaming compact signed 1/27/1995.
    The Point Casino
    7989 Salish Lane NE
    Kingston, WA 98346
    (360) 297-0070

    Puyallup Tribe of Indians
    2002 East 28th Street
    Tacoma, WA 98404
    Phone Number: (253) 573-7828
    Fax Number: (253) 680-5996Gaming compact signed 5/28/1996.
    Emerald Queen Hotel & Casino
    5700 Pacific Hwy. E
    Fife, WA 98424
    888-831-7655Emerald Queen Casino I-5
    2024 E 29th St
    Tacoma, WA 98404-4974
    253-594-7777

    Quinault Tribe of the Quinault
    Reservation Washington

    PO Box 189
    Taholah WA 98587
    Phone Number: (360) 276-8211
    Fax Number: (360) 276-8256Gaming compact signed 7/9/1996.
    Quinault Beach Resort & Casino
    78 St. Rt. 115
    Ocean Shores, Washington 98569
    (360) 289-9466

    Shoalwater Bay Tribe of the Shoalwater Bay Indian Reservation
    PO Box 130, Tokeland WA 98590
    Phone Number: (360) 267-6766
    Fax Number: (360) 267-6778Gaming compact signed 8/22/2002.
    Shoalwater Bay Casino
    4112 Highway 105
    Tokeland, Washington 98590
    360-267-2048
    888-332-2048

    Skokomish Indian Tribe of the
    Skokomish Reservation

    P.O. Box 130
    Tokeland, WA 98590
    Phone: (360) 267-6766
    Fax: (360) 267-6778Gaming compact signed 5/25/1995.
    Lucky Dog Casino
    19330 N US Highway 101
    Skokomish Nation, WA 98584
    (360) 877-5656

    Snoqualmie Nation
    P.O. Box 280
    Carnation, Washington 98014
    Phone: 425-333-6551
    Fax: 425-333-6727Gaming compact signed 2/16/2008.
    Snoqualmie Casino
    37500 SE North Bend Way
    Snoqualmie, WA 98065
    425-888-1234

    Spokane Tribe of the Spokane Reservation
    P.O. Box 100
    Wellpinit, WA 99040
    Phone Number: (509) 458-6500
    Fax Number: (509) 458-6553Gaming compact signed 4/30/2007.
    Chewelah Casino
    2555 Smith Road
    Chewelah, Washington 99109-9689
    (800) 322-2788
    (509) 258-9845Two Rivers Casino & Resort
    Spokane Tribe of Indians
    6828-B Highway 25
    Davenport, WA 99122
    (800) 722-4031

    Squaxin Island Tribe of the Squaxin
    Island Reservation

    70 S.E. Squaxin Lane
    Shelton, WA 98584
    Phone Number: (360) 426-9781
    Fax Number: (360) 426-6577
    Little Creek Casino Resort
    91 West State Route 108
    Shelton, Washington 98584
    (360) 427-7711

    Stillaguamish Tribe of Washington
    P.O. Box 277
    Arlington, WA 98223
    Phone Number: (360) 652-7362
    Fax Number: (360) 659-3113
    Angel of the Winds Casino
    3438 Stoluckquamish Lane
    Arlington, Washington 98223
    (360) 474-9740

    Suquamish Indian Tribe of the Port Madison Reservation
    P.O. Box 498
    Suquamish, WA 98392
    Phone Number: (360) 598-3311
    Fax Number: (360) 598-3135
    Clearwater Casino
    15347 Suquamish Way
    Suquamish, Washington 98392-9649
    (360) 598-8700

    Swinomish Indians of the Swinomish Reservation, Washington
    11404 Moorage Way
    LaConner, WA 98257
    Phone Number: (360) 466-3163
    Fax Number: (360) 466-7363
    Swinomish Casino & Lodge
    12885 Casino Drive
    Anacortes, Washington 98221-8363
    (360) 293-2691

    Tulalip Tribes of the Tulalip Reservation, Washington
    6700 Totem Beach Road
    Marysville, WA 98271
    Phone Number: (360) 716-4500
    Fax Number: (360) 716-0628
    Tulalip Bingo
    2911 Quil Ceda Way
    Tulalip, WA 98271
    800-631-3313Tulalip Resort Casino
    Tulalip Tribes
    10200 Quil Ceda Blvd.
    Tulalip, WA 98271
    (360) 651-1111Quil Ceda Creek Nightclub & Casino
    6410 33rd Ave NE
    Tulalip, WA 98271
    360-716-1700

    Upper Skagit Indian Tribe of Washington
    25952 Community Plaza Way
    Sedro Woolley, WA 98284
    Phone Number: (360) 854-7090
    Fax Number: (360) 854-7004
    Skagit Valley Casino Resort
    Operated by Harrah’s Ent
    5984 N. Dark Lane
    Bow, WA 98232
    (360) 724-7777

    WA State TRIBAL TREATY’S

    Stevens Treaties Treaty of Medicine Creek, December 26, 1854 (10 Stat. 1132); or

    Treaties Treaty of Point Elliott, January 22, 1855 (12 Stat. 927);

    Treaty of Point No Point, January 26, 1855 (12 Stat. 933);

    Treaty with the Makah, January 31, 1855 (12 Stat. 939);

    Treaty of Olympia, July 1, 1855 (12 Stat. 971)

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    HOW MANY WA STATE TRIBES?

    HOW MANY Washington Indian Casinos?

    Tribes Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Indian Nation

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    Hoh Tribe

    Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe

    Lower Elwha Bank of Klallams,

    Lummi Indian Nation

    Makah Indian Tribe

    Muckleshoot Indian Tribe

    Nisqually Indian Tribe

    Nooksack Indian Tribe

    Port Gamble

    Band Clallam,

    Puyallup Tribe

    Quileute Indian Tribe

    Quinault Indian Nation

    Sauk-Suiattle Tribe,

    Skokomish Indian Tribe

    Squaxin Island Tribe

    Stillaguamish Tribe

    Suquamish Indian Tribe,

    Swinomish Indian Tribal Community

    Tulalip Tribes

    Upper Skagit Indian Tribes

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    the bottom line

    HOW MANY TRIBES STILL DEPEND ON (by treaty rights and agreement) FOR AN “ADEQUATE SUPPLY OF FISH”

    TO PROVIDE THEM WITH A MODERATE LIVING?

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    A MODERATE LIVING FOR THE TRIBES? FROM FISH INCOME?

    ENTITLED UNDER THE TREATIES? SO LONG AS NECESSARY?

    TIMES HAVE CHANGED, HAS? TRIBAL CASINO’S INCOME EXCEEDED AND REPLACED  THE NECESSITY OF FISH INCOME?

    IS IT TIME TO REVOLT ON THE BOLDT?

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    “IN 2012, THE INDIAN GAMING INDUSTRY SAW ITS LARGEST GROSS GAMING REVENUES EVER,” said Tracie Stevens, Chairwoman of the NIGC. http://500nations.com/news/Indian_Casinos/20130723.asp

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    Gaming Tax Law and

    Bank Secrecy Act Issues

    for Indian Tribal Governments

     

    A 44 PAGE REPORT  read more at http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p3908.pdf

     

    Even though INDIAN TRIBES ARE NOT SUBJECT TO FEDERAL INCOME TAX, an individual tribal member not exempt from income taxation must report gross income amounts distributed or constructively received1. In tribal gaming, structure and ownership of a gaming operation has a significant impact on the taxability of the income, as explained in the examples below:

    Example1:

    A tribe may operate In incorporated businesses in or away from Indian country. THE INCOME DERIVED IS NOT SUBJECT TO FEDERAL INCOME TAX. If the tribe decides to incorporate its business,

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  • How Do the Tribes Do It?

    How do the Tribes do it?

    Since 1990, the Indian gaming industry has made political contributions of nearly $58 million

    THE POWER OF TRIBAL POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS? Among all senators who have served since 1990, OBAMA ranks fourth in contributions, with $259,000, TRAILING ONLY DEMOCRATIC SENS. MARIA CANTWELL AND PATTY MURRAY OF CASINO-RICH WASHINGTON STATE

    TRIBAL POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS?  to DEMOCRATIC SENS. MARIA CANTWELL AND PATTY MURRAY?

    TRIBES, CASINO’S TAX RULES? FISH AND WATER? INSTREAM FLOW? RESTORATION? AND FEDERAL?STATE? AND LOCAL GRANTS? THE WILD OLYMPICS?

    Obama was a favorite for the tribes even as a senator from Illinois:

    And the tribes also have been spending heavily on lobbying, more than $20 million in 2011 alone.

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    Based on the following?  How do the Tribes do it?

    I’m Just asking? Under my freedom of speech.

    AND, BECAUSE,  SENS. MARIA CANTWELL AND PATTY MURRAY were elected to, and, are supposed to be representing all of “We the People” in WA State.

    This information is from JUST 2011 and 2012.

    How much “ELSE” has  been going on in 2013 and 2014?

    WITH THE TRIBES, CASINO’S TAX RULES?

    FISH AND WATER? INSTREAM FLOW? RESTORATION? CONSERVATION? PROTECTION?

    REPLACING CULVERTS?

    AND FEDERAL? STATE? AND LOCAL GRANTS ALL USING TAXPAYERS $$$?

    AND THE POWER OF POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS IN PATTY MURRAY’S  WA DC PUSH FOR THE “WILD OLYMPICS”?

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    http://www.forbes.com/sites/robertwood/2012/10/11/native-american-casino-and-tax-rules-that-may-surprise-you/

    Native American Casino And Tax Rules

    That May Surprise You

    1. Federal Law Regulates Indian Gaming. In California v. Cabazon Band of Mission Indians, the Supreme Court ruled that tribes can conduct gaming on Native American lands unhindered by state regulation in states that allow gaming. A year later, Congress enacted the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988 (IGRA), creating a regulatory framework for gaming on Indian lands. The National Indian Gaming Commission within the Department of the Interior has oversight.

    2. Tribes are Tax Exempt. Gaming on Native American lands earned $26.5 billion in 2011. 236 Native American tribes operate 422 facilities across 28 states. Yet Native American tribes and their wholly owned tribal corporations are not subject to federal income taxes on their earnings.

    3. The Exemption is Absolute. Some types of tax-exempt organizations are taxed on some types of income. Tribes are exempt from federal income taxes even when conducting commercial activities. They can form corporations to conduct business and their income remains exempt.

    4. Individual Native Americans are Taxed. Native Americans are U.S. citizens, and unlike their tribes, individuals are subject to federal income taxes. Even exempt tribal income can be taxed when distributed to individual members of the tribe. One of the more complicated provisions of IGRA permits Native American tribes to make per capita distributions of revenue from gaming activities to tribe members. These per capita distributions are taxed.

    5. But Some Payments to Native Americans are Exempt. Some “general welfare” payments to individuals under social benefit programs are not taxed. In general, to be tax-free, payments must be made under a governmental program; be for the promotion of general welfare (i.e., based generally on individual, family or other needs); and not be compensation for services. This General Welfare Exception from income has become increasingly controversial as applied to tribal members and the IRS is being asked to weigh in.

    6. State Taxes are TrickyAbsent an express authorization from Congress, states do not have the power to tax Native Americans living on a reservation whose income is derived from reservation sources. However, a state may tax Native Americans on income (including wages from tribal employment) if they reside in the state but outside the reservation.

    As with many other tax rules, these rules are becoming more controversial. Expect renewed discussion of these rules and their limits in the future.

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    In a new twist, Indian tribes are moving to open more casinos far from home

    By Rob Hotakainen

    McClatchy Newspapers July 5, 2012
    Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2012/07/05/155126/in-a-new-twist-indian-tribes-are.html#storylink=cpy

    Since 1990, the Indian gaming industry has made political contributions of nearly $58 million, with 70 percent of the money going to Democrats, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. And the tribes also have been spending heavily on lobbying, more than $20 million in 2011 alone.

    “The thing that makes that remarkable is that 20 years ago it wouldn’t have occurred to anyone that tribes would ever have enough money to have that kind of political influence,” Rand said.

    Schmit and other opponents say the relaxed rules on off-reservation casinos are merely a payoff to the tribes, WHICH HAVE MADE THE PRESIDENT THEIR TOP RECIPIENT OF CAMPAIGN CASH in the last two years. Obama was a favorite for the tribes even as a senator from Illinois: Among all senators who have served since 1990, he ranks fourth in contributions, with $259,000, TRAILING ONLY DEMOCRATIC SENS. MARIA CANTWELL AND PATTY MURRAY OF CASINO-RICH WASHINGTON STATE and Hawaii Democratic Sen. Daniel Inouye. In 2011 and 2012, Obama has received $140,500 from Indian gaming interests, more than any other presidential candidate or member of Congress, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonpartisan research group.
    Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2012/07/05/155126/in-a-new-twist-indian-tribes-are.html#storylink=cpy

    WASHINGTON — After buying a new chunk of land 50 miles north of San Francisco, the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria just broke ground on a new, Las Vegas-style casino. It will be the largest in the Bay Area, with 3,000 slot machines, 200 hotel rooms, a spa, bars, restaurants and parking for more than 5,000 cars.

    In New York, the Shinnecock Indian Nation is considering Long Island as a site on which to build the Big Apple’s first tribal casino.

    AND IN WASHINGTON STATE, the Spokane Tribe of Indians wants a new 13-story casino and hotel next to the Fairchild Air Force Base, prompting fears that the city will become “Spo-Vegas.”

    The plans are extraordinary for one reason: In all three cases, the tribes want to build their palaces on new land that’s not part of their original reservations.

    The expansions are the latest twist in the nation’s Indian casino wars, and they mark a major shift for the tribes, which already run 385 casinos and bingo halls in 29 states.

    Since the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for large-scale Indian gambling 25 years ago, tribes have been forced to keep the majority of their casinos on reservation land held in trust by the federal government, usually in remote regions far from public view.

    BUT NOW, THANKS IN PART TO THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION, Indian tribes across the country are ready to bust out, bringing gambling to the same land that was taken from them so long ago, when the U.S. government executed its bloody campaign to relocate Indians to a patchwork of lands across the country and eventually to reservations.

    In Oklahoma, the Kialegee Tribal Town went so far as to propose a casino half a continent away, on the coast of Georgia, on land that it said it once occupied, raising the specter of tribes going across state lines to pursue new gambling ventures.

    Tribes are seeking to cash in on a loosening of the rules, announced in June 2011, when the BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS JUNKED A BUSH-ERA REQUIREMENT that a casino had to be within easy driving distance from a tribe’s reservation.

    The decision by Larry Echo Hawk, who at the time was head of the bureau and is an enrolled member of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma, MARKED A CLEAR WIN FOR THE TRIBES, WHICH HAVE BECOME BIG PLAYERS IN WASHINGTON’S POWER-AND-MONEY POLITICS. IN RECENT YEARS, THEY’VE STEERED 70 PERCENT OF THEIR POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS TOWARD THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY AND PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA.

    Casino opponents now fear that the tribes, with their sovereign status, will have far too much authority to do as they please on their new land, especially as they press for even less federal control. And from coast to coast, the tribes are finding plenty of resistance as they angle to get closer to big cities, busy freeways, military bases, even popular national parks.

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    In the small desert town of Joshua Tree, Calif., Victoria Fuller said she worries what might happen if the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians is allowed to open a new off-reservation casino near the entrance to the popular Joshua Tree National Park.

    “They could do anything they want,” said Fuller, the president of the Joshua Tree Community Association and a leading opponent of the plan. “They could put a 20-story building with spotlights on it, and we would have no say.”

    The new push by the tribes is aimed at reviving a $28 billion-a-year industry hit hard by the recession. After growing at a brisk 14 percent annual rate from 1995 to 2007, gaming revenues have essentially stalled out, increasing by only 1 percent a year.

    And it comes as the 240 tribes that run casinos face an onslaught of new competition, from states eager to get a cut of the gaming business with lotteries and new casinos of their own, to poker players who want Congress to legalize online gaming this year. The changes will allow tribes to move into new markets creating competition not only for existing Indian casinos, but also for gambling centers such as Las Vegas and Atlantic City, N.J.

    The move already has ignited a debate over how quickly the U.S. will hit a saturation point with casinos. While polls show broad public support for gambling, some say the tribes are ready to push the envelope.

    “The tribes are going to try to run the table, which means they’re going to try to move as many casinos off-reservation as quickly as possible,” said John Kindt, a gambling researcher and professor of business and legal policy at the University of Illinois. “It’s just all about the money, and the model is very simple: It’s to get as many slot machines as possible as close to maximum-population areas. . . . They’re going to go everywhere.”

    Art Reber, a retired professor from Point Roberts, Wash., and the co-author of “Gambling for Dummies,” said that the market ultimately will determine whether the tribes are overplaying their hands.

    “When you start sticking neon signs and huge casinos at the Joshua Tree entrance, it starts to get a little ugly,” Reber said. “If you overbuild, you will hurt yourself, and I’m not sure the tribes are necessarily sensitive to these market issues. There’s a saturation point here that you can’t go beyond.”

    The epicenter of the battle is in California, one of six states – along with Washington, Florida, Oklahoma, Arizona and Connecticut – that account for more than two-thirds of all Indian gaming revenue.

    The Golden State already has more than 60 Indian casinos, the most in the nation. And when Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California introduced a bill last year that would make it harder for tribes to buy new land for gaming, she said the state could easily have another 50 casinos in coming years if Congress doesn’t stop them. Feinstein warned that another 67 tribes in the state were already seeking federal recognition, the first step toward getting a casino. And she said “the problem is only going to get worse,” with some tribes vying to open new casinos more than 100 miles from their tribal headquarters.

    In many ways, the move marks the coming of age for Indian gaming, which started small with bingo halls in Florida in the late 1970s but then exploded in a way that few envisioned. But experts say it’s just common business sense for tribes to try to go to places where they can woo more gamblers.

    “Just like real estate, it’s all location, location, location,” said Barry Brandon, the former chief of staff for the National Indian Gaming Commission and now a New York-based consultant who works with tribes. An enrolled member of the Muscogee Nation and the former senior president of the Seneca Gaming Corp., he helped the Seneca Nation of Indians open an off-reservation casino in downtown Buffalo, N.Y., which now is being expanded and which tribal officials tout as a national model for urban settings.

    The 1988 law passed by Congress has always allowed off-reservation casinos. But they’re extremely rare, with only a handful approved by the federal government.

    Backers say that dropping the “commutable distance standard” adopted by the Bush administration will lead to more off-reservation casinos and help tribes create more jobs. That, they say, is just as President Ronald Reagan and Congress envisioned when they passed the law allowing tribes to get into the big leagues of gambling.

    But even some tribal officials are leery, worried that off-reservation casinos stray far from the original intent of the law, which they say clearly was aimed at keeping the casinos on reservation land.

    “I think Indian gaming had good intentions – it was intended to help tribes, but there are ways that I think it can be used to get away from what its intentions were. . . . We’ve been worried about off-reservation gaming,” said Chris Mercier, a tribal council member for the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde in Oregon. The tribe has gone to court to try to block its neighboring tribe, the once landless Cowlitz Indian Tribe of Washington state, from opening a casino on a 152-acre site it bought near La Center, Wash.

    Because it still takes years to plow through the bureaucracy to actually open a casino, it’s far too soon to know whether the tribes will experience large-scale success in moving beyond their borders.

    But the early signs are telling.

    In California, gambling opponents say the new approach already has resulted in a flood of new applications for tribes to acquire more property. Casino opponents who are tracking the tribes’ activities said that at least 137 applications from California are pending with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, which must sign off on the land transfers before casinos can be built. The bureau would not disclose how many applications it has received in other states or across the country and has yet to respond to a formal request for the data, filed in May by McClatchy under the federal Freedom of Information Act.

    Cheryl Schmit, founder and director of Stand Up For California, a statewide organization that has been leading the fight against more casinos, called the rule change a mistake and said, if allowed to stand, it could result in casinos opening “on every off-ramp.”

    The tribes already have the largest land trust in the nation, at more than 56 million acres. And when the Bureau of Indian Affairs pitched its $2.5 billion budget request to Congress in February, Echo Hawk, who resigned in April to accept a position with the Mormon church, boasted that it had processed 697 applications from 2009 to 2011, acquiring more than 157,000 acres of new trust land for the tribes and individual members.

    Nedra Darling, a spokeswoman for the BIA, said the amount of land held by the Indians actually represents a sharp decline from the 130 million acres they had in 1887. And she said the bulk of the land applications approved for tribes in the past few years have been for agriculture, infrastructure, housing and other projects, with only seven of 781 for gaming purposes, she said.

    Schmit told a House subcommittee last year that tribes can easily change their minds and use their new land for gaming once it is placed into trust, even if they don’t make that clear in their initial applications.

    She said that if the tribes’ new requests for land in California are approved, more than 15,000 acres will be transferred from local jurisdictions and put into federally protected trust land.

    “Some of these are just land grabs by wealthy tribes,” Schmit said, lamenting that the tribes are making their push to expand with little attention from either the press or the public. “It’s huge, but everybody’s kind of been numbed by all the gambling,” she said. “It’s here, but nobody really sees the expansion of it.”

    With the financial stakes so high, the push to expand has ignited growing warfare among the tribes, which are quick to feud over everything from the placement of new casinos to whether smaller tribes that lack casinos will be allowed to enter the fray.

    “Tribes are acting more like states now,” said Kathryn Rand, co-director and a founder of the Institute for the Study of Tribal Gaming Law and Policy at the University of North Dakota.

    She said that there already has been one big change caused by Indian gaming: Tribes can now spend millions on Capitol Hill and in statehouses across the nation to try to get their way. While the tribes did nothing illegal, their money fueled the Jack Abramoff scandal, one of the biggest to hit the nation’s capital in the past decade, in which the super-lobbyist known as “Casino Jack” represented tribes with gambling interests and ended up in prison.

    Since 1990, the Indian gaming industry has made political contributions of nearly $58 million, with 70 percent of the money going to Democrats, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. And the tribes also have been spending heavily on lobbying, more than $20 million in 2011 alone.

    “The thing that makes that remarkable is that 20 years ago it wouldn’t have occurred to anyone that tribes would ever have enough money to have that kind of political influence,” Rand said.

    Schmit and other opponents say the relaxed rules on off-reservation casinos are merely a payoff to the tribes, which have made the president their top recipient of campaign cash in the last two years. Obama was a favorite for the tribes even as a senator from Illinois: Among all senators who have served since 1990, he ranks fourth in contributions, with $259,000, trailing only Democratic Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray of casino-rich Washington state and Hawaii Democratic Sen. Daniel Inouye. In 2011 and 2012, Obama has received $140,500 from Indian gaming interests, more than any other presidential candidate or member of Congress, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonpartisan research group.

    Opponents hope that both the courts and Congress ultimately will slow the tribes’ momentum.

    Last month, the Supreme Court denied a request by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to stop a lawsuit filed by a Michigan man who’s out to shut down the off-reservation Gun Lake Casino in southwestern Michigan. The case is significant because, if it ultimately succeeds, it could force the closing of an off-reservation casino long after it opened.

    With the high court ruling against Salazar in an 8-1 decision on June 18, Schmit said the justices delivered a strong rebuke.

    “The justices didn’t just say no to Secretary of the Interior Salazar’s argument and policy – they said, ‘Hell no!’ . . . The ruling is a game-changer,” said Schmit.

    In Congress, both Feinstein and Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona are pushing bills to clamp down on off-reservation casinos. When she introduced the Tribal Gaming Eligibility Act last year, Feinstein said she wanted to end the practice of “unbridled reservation shopping.” Without congressional action, she warned, “Californians have no power to stop these tribes from opening unwanted casinos in their backyards.”

    Feinstein personally intervened in one of the hottest fights in California, lobbying Salazar to kill the plan to open a casino in Joshua Tree. She has emerged as a powerful ally for casino opponents, serving as a veteran member on the appropriations subcommittee that’s in charge of the budget for the Interior Department and the BIA.

    Fuller cheered Feinstein’s entry into the fray and said there is no shortage of gambling opportunities in Joshua Tree, with seven casinos already operating within an hour of the city. She said the tribes have created “a real ticking time bomb for communities and states.”

    “I don’t think anybody ever envisioned that they would be able to go out and buy land and have casinos everywhere,” she said.

    But Steve Gralla, chief financial officer for the Twenty-Nine Palms Band, said a new casino would create at least 100 new jobs. And he defended Obama’s new policy, saying, “It’s good to have options to continue to create economic development.”

    The tribe has had its share of headaches. In May, a grand jury indicted its attorney in a land-buying scheme that led to bribery and money-laundering charges involving alleged kickbacks to others involved in construction projects. Gralla said the indictment would not affect the tribe’s casino plans, which are still under review.

    “Nothing’s been 100 percent decided, so there’s not much to say, other than we’re still looking at all the different ways to go,” Gralla said.

    Tribes are encountering many roadblocks elsewhere, too.

    In California, a group called the Stop the Casino 101 Coalition has gone to court to try to block the Graton Rancheria tribe from building its off-reservation casino on a 252-acre site in Rohnert Park in Sonoma County. While Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown in March signed a tribal-state gaming compact allowing the tribe to build the casino, the citizens’ coalition said the federal government erred in allowing the land to be placed in trust for the tribe and that Brown had no right to sign the compact.

    In New York, the Shinnecocks’ drive to open a casino has run into a headwind from Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and many state legislators who are pushing to have the state open casinos of its own.

    And in Washington state, the Spokane Tribe of Indians’ drive to open a casino in Airway Heights, a suburb of Spokane, has encountered opposition from the military, from the neighboring Kalispel Tribe of Indians and from a group called Citizens Against Casino Expansion.

    But even with the new policy change, Brandon, the tribal consultant, said that tribes face a hard fight, noting that “getting land taken into trust off-reservation for gaming is a very, very difficult proposition.” He’s among those who argue that the current system is working and that there’s no need for Congress to get involved. He said the Bush administration “created the chilling effect that just stopped everything dead in its tracks.”

    And with the change by the Obama administration, Brandon said, “You’re really kind of seeing the jam in the pipeline is being cleaned out.”

    Kindt, the University of Illinois business professor who has testified on gambling issues on Capitol Hill, said that the tribes are expanding their operations with “just the illusion of regulation and the illusion of control,” and that Congress definitely needs to intervene. He said the situation is “like throwing gasoline on the fires of recession,” because gamblers are just transferring assets instead of spending their money to help the economy.

    “It’s just out of control,” he said. “And if Congress doesn’t step in quickly, this is going to take our economy further into the quagmire. . . . I wish it would work, but you can’t gamble your way into prosperity.”

    With so many new proposals pending, Rand, with the University of North Dakota’s Institute for the Study of Tribal Gaming Law and Policy, said the tribes run the risk of a public backlash as more casinos move into higher-profile locations. But she said that Indian gaming “is expanding not in a vacuum, but in response to a market.”

    “Part of the reason – and perhaps the biggest reason – that we’ve seen such a rapid expansion in tribal gaming is because Americans love to gamble, and we have a much higher tolerance for legalized gambling than we did even 20 or 30 years ago,” Rand said.

    NEXT: In the second installment of this series, a look at how small tribes are locked out in the casino wars in Washington state, an example of the growing warfare between tribes in the $28 billion-a-year Indian casino industry.

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