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  • China Dam Smart? U.S.A. Dam Stupid?

    China Dam Smart?  U.S.A. Dam Stupid?

    CHINA WAS SO DAM SMART THAT THEY BUILT THE BIGGEST DAM IN THE WORLD

    The Chinese dam policy was to build and keep dams to provide clean renewable electric power, control the dam water and prevent the dam flooding and release the dam water to prevent drought

    HE WHO CONTROLS THE WATER CONTROLS THE WORLD?

    WHAT PART OF THIS DAM CHINESE POLICY DID THE DAM US GOVERNMENT NOT UNDERSTAND?

    IT WAS NOT HE WHO “OWNS THE WATER”, WOTUS….

    IT IS”HE WHO CONTROLS THE WATER”

    Behind My Back | WOTUS “Water Runs Down Hill”

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

    Sep 4, 2015 – “WATERS OF UNITED STATES” POWER GRAB. WOTUS RULE – Pacific Legal Foundation https://www.pacificlegal.org/wotus. Pacific Legal Foundation

    DAMS CONTROL WATER. period

    THE STUPID US GOVERNMENT WAS SO “DAM DUMB” THEY WORK FOR THE DAM LOBBYIST AND THE DAM SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS. SAVE THE DAM SALMON AT WHAT COST?

    Behind My Back | How Dam Dumb is the US Government?

    www.behindmyback.org/2016/04/17/how-dam-dumb-is-the-us-government/

    Apr 17, 2016CHINA WAS SO DAM SMART THAT THEY BUILT THE BIGGEST DAM IN THE WORLD. … www.behindmyback.org/2015/09/04/WOTUS-WATER-RUNS-DOWN-HILL/ … Jun 12, 2013 – ACCORDING TO AMERICAN RIVERS, 65 US dams were …

    THE SAGA OF THE STUPID U.S.A. DAM DESTRUCTION

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

    https://www.americanrivers.org/threats-solutions/restoring…rivers/dam-removal-map/

    Today, many dams that were once at the epicenter of a community’s livelihood are now old, unsafe or no longer serving their intended purposes. Learn how …

    THE ELWHA RIVER DAMS THAT WERE ONCE THE EPICENTER OF OUR COMMUNITY’S LIVELIHOOD, ARE NO LONGER SERVING THEIR INTENDED PURPOSES. period

    THEIR INTENDED DAM PURPOSES?  Protecting and Providing Clallam County’s infrastructure, (the fundamental facilities and systems serving a country, city, or area, as transportation and communication systems, power plants)

    Indeed, THE INTENDED ELWHA DAM PURPOSES, Dam cheap, dam clean hydroelectric power, dam renewable energy that kept the dam economy strong, providing a clean water supply, insuring flooding and drought protection, preventing millions of dam dollars of destruction in and on public and private land, property, protecting public access roads, and A COUPLE OF the really big epicenter of our communities livelihood,  THE OLYMPIC HOT SPRINGS ROAD? THE TOURISM, THE ACCESS AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES IN THE OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK THAT KEPT OUR ECONOMY STRONG, INCLUDED TWO BEAUTIFUL LAKES.

    IT’S A DAM SHAME THAT 300,000 TOURISTS  CAN’T GET THERE FROM PORT ANGELES WA.

    LEARN HOW DAM STUPID…….THE REMOVAL OF THE BIGGEST DAM REMOVAL EVER, WORKED OUT FOR PORT ANGELES, CLALLAM COUNTY ETAL., WASHINGTON STATE U.S.A.

    AS PRESIDENT TRUMP ASKED “HOW’S THE U.S.A DAM

    SYSTEM WORKING OUT FOR YOU?

    SEABURY BLAIR JR. | Elwha too clogged for fish to live

    Seabury Blair Jr.
    Columnist

    Posted: April 15, 2013

     

    Two days after I hiked the sandy, rocky desolation that used to be Lake Mills, as many as 200,000 chinook salmon were killed in what has to be one of the biggest blunders in the history of the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife.

    The year-old salmon were released from the new $16 million Elwha Hatchery run by the state and Lower Elwha Klallam tribe on April 5. Most — if not all — were killed when they tried to swim downstream through the thick gray goop that is the lower Elwha River, created by the removal of two dams built illegally in 1910.

    Though they only had to negotiate 3.5 miles of the river before reaching clearer waters of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the silt in the river began choking them almost the minute they swam from the crystalline hatchery water into the moving mire that is the Elwha. Hatchery officials reported seeing hundreds of dead smolts lining the riverbank, their gills clogged by the same silt that forced “temporary closure” of a $70 million Elwha River water treatment plant.

    In the Port Angeles Daily News, Mike Gross, Fish and Wildlife biologist, called the release of the salmon “a mistake.” Gross said he suspected the fish suffocated when silt prevented their gills from providing oxygen.

    I imagine it would be akin to trying to breathe volcanic ash for days without a mask, or running a marathon in a massive dust storm.

    Hatchery officials said they checked on the amount of silt in the Elwha on April 4, and determined it was acceptable to release the fish. They said the silt in the river increased overnight.

    I hiked about 3 miles downstream in the desolate bed of the former Lake Mills on April 3, and I don’t need a degree in biology to tell you that no fish could live in that water. The river looked no different when I left the Elwha Campground on April 4.

    For almost 15 miles, the Elwha River carves through a century’s worth of mud, sand and river cobble deposited behind the Elwha and Glines Canyon dams. Above Rica Canyon, at the entrance to the former Lake Mills, the river is the same old blue friend I’ve known for more than 50 years.

    But beginning at the old Lake Mills inlet, the river turns into gray slurry that is poison to any fish. I don’t imagine many wild animals drink from that deadly potion and live, either.

    Fisheries biologists have been releasing coho salmon into Indian Creek, which flows from the west into the Elwha; and Little River, which flows from the east. Both tributaries are about 7 miles upstream from the mouth of the river.

    They’ve reported some of the fish, along with a few chinook they released into Lake Mills before it became the desolation it is today, have survived the gantlet of poison. Now the state is planning to release nearly a million salmon from the hatchery in June.

    About the same time, work on removing the remainder of the Glines Canyon dam is expected to resume, which will surely cause more sediment to be swept downstream. Worse, concrete dust from the dam will be stirred into the mix, making it even more deadly.

    Let us hope the state and tribe can think of a way to get healthy salmon from the hatchery to the Strait before they kill a million more fish.

    Seabury Blair Jr. is the author of Backcountry Ski! Washington; Day Hike! Olympic Peninsula; Day Hike! Columbia Gorge; The Creaky Knees Guide to Washington; the Creaky Knees Guide to Oregon; and Washington Wild Roads. Email Seabury at skiberry@hughes.net.

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    HOW’S THE SYSTEM WORKING OUT FOR PORT ANGELES WA?

    Port Angeles to sue Park Service in dispute over Elwha River water …

    www.peninsuladailynews.com/…/port-angeles-to-sue-park-service-in-dispute-over-el

    6 days ago – PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles City Council has set the stage for … impasse related to the historic removal of the Elwha River dams.

    snippet….City Attorney Bill Bloor said at the council meeting Tuesday that the Park Service has not provided contract information being sought by the city on the $25 million Elwha River surface water intake and treatment facilities.

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    Word gets around in cyberspace

    New post on Pie N Politics Siskiyou County CA

    Port Angeles to sue Park Service in dispute over Elwha River water facilities

    by Liz Bowen

    PNP comment:  Port Angeles is a city in and the county seat of Clallam County,

    Washington, United States. With a population of 19,038 as of the 2010 census,[7]

    it is the largest city in the county, according to Wikipedia. It is worth checking out the entire article at the link below.

    It looks like the fed gov. is not fulfilling its obligations. Shock !!! — Editor Liz Bowen

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    Behind My Back | Pie N Politics page (1)

    www.behindmyback.org/2015/07/27/pie-n-politics-page-1/

    Jul 27, 2015 – Pie N Politics page (1) Pie N Politics. Like many areas of the United States, citizens in Siskiyou County are finding government regulations are …

    Aug 19, 2016 – A PLAN TO REMOVE FOUR KLAMATH RIVER DAMS

    TO IMPROVE WATER QUALITY AND HABITAT FOR FISH AND RIVER COMMUNITIES

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

    After the removal of the Elwha River Dams.

    Apr 15, 2013 ELWHA RIVER WATER QUALITY?

    THE QUALITY OF MY PORT ANGELES DRINKING WATER….

    SEABURY BLAIR JR. | Elwha too clogged for fish to live – Kitsap Sun

    http://www.kitsapsun.com/sports/columnists/seabury-blair/356167261.html

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    YEP, THE ELWHA DAM PROTECTED THE OLYMPIC PENINSULA’S ACCESS INFRASTRUCTURE, THE ELWHA RIVER BRIDGE.

    Battered by Dam Removal – Elwha Bridge

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

    Battered by Dam Removal Elwha Bridge Destroyed

    A DAM TRAGEDY THE ELWHA RIVER BRIDGE

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    Flooding is a Dam Shame

    Posted on June 28, 2013 7:31 am by Pearl Rains Hewett

    Drought is a dam shame

    China was so dam smart that they built the biggest dam in the world.

    He who controls the water controls the world?

    In the USA the government was and is so dam stupid they decided that hydro electric power was not dam clean, dam cheap, dam renewable dam energy, not dam flood control and not dam drought and dam property loss prevention.

    The dam Chinese government is so dam smart they work in the best interest of the dam people.

    The Chinese dam prevents the dam loss of life, billions of dam dollars in property damage, provides dam cheap, dam clean, dam renewable, dam energy and helps keep their dam economy strong.

    The Chinese dam controls the dam water releases the dam water to eliminate the dam droughts

    What part of this dam Chinese policy does the dam US government not understand?

    THE US GOVERNMENT IS SO DAM DUMB THEY WORK FOR THE DAM LOBBYIST AND THE DAM SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS. SAVE THE DAM ENDANGERED etal., ad nausaum, SALMON AT WHAT COST?

    The best dam interest of the dam people in the USA be dammed

    As dictated by the dam US government

    The dam people in the dam USA are flooded and cleaning up the dam water damage for six dam months of the year.

    The dam people in the USA suffer the dam drought for the other six dam months of the year

    The Chinese dam policy was to build and keep dams to provide clean renewable electric power, control the dam water and prevent the dam flooding and release the dam water to prevent drought

    THE DAM USA POLICY CREATES LOSS OF DAM LIFE, DAM MISERY AND DAM SUFFERING FOR MILLIONS OF DAM AMERICANS EVERY DAM YEAR.

    AS PRESIDENT TRUMP WOULD ASK

    “HOW’S THE DAM U.S.A. SYSTEM WORKING OUT FOR YOU?


  • Elwha Supplemental Impact Statement?

    Note: EPA no longer updates this information, but it may be useful as a reference or resource.

    The installation of Scott Pruitt, to run the Environmental Protection Agency, sued the agency he intends to lead more than a dozen times as Oklahoma attorney general, reinforces expectations.

    “I have no doubt that Scott will return the EPA to its core objectives,” said Republican Senator James Inhofe, also of Oklahoma, adding the agency had been guilty of “federal overreach, unlawful rule making, and duplicative red tape,”

    DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

    National Park Service

    DATED: JULY 9, 2002. Elwha Ecosystem Restoration Implementation; Olympic National Park; Clallam and Jefferson Counties, WA; Notice of Intent To Prepare a SUPPLEMENTAL Environmental Impact Statement FILED 9-11-02 

    Note: EPA no longer updates this information, but it may be useful as a reference or resource.

    (FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS, SEE ELWHA RIVER WATER QUALITY MITIGATION PROJECT

    PLANNING REPORT AT www.nps.gov/olym/elwha/home.htm).

     Mar 30 2017, Olympic National Park WE CAN’T FIND THAT PAGE….

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    DATED: JULY 9, 2002. MITIGATION PROJECT ISSUES?   IT’S IMPACT ON VISITORS? AND POTENTIAL EFFECTS ON VISITORS? FILED 9-11-02 

    Water quality or water supply mitigation issues that will be analyzed in the SEIS include impacts of rebuilding the existing rock diversion structure on riparian vegetation, wildlife, water quality and fish; land use related impacts of building permanent water treatment facilities, such as removal of vegetation and soil, use of heavy equipment to build the facilities and its impact on wildlife or VISITORS,

    VISITORS? WOW, IS THAT LIKE AN ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT ON CLALLAM COUNTY TOURISM?

    and hazards of using chlorine and other chemicals required for treatment.    Other environmental issues not related to water quality or supply include providing access to Morse Creek and other tributaries for fisheries protection during dam removal, access to seed stock and protection of young plants in revegetating reservoir lands, changes in driving routes for trucks disposing of rubble, or noise of an onsite rubble crushing operation and its potential effects on wildlife and VISITORS.

    VISITORS? WOW, IS THAT LIKE AN ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT ON CLALLAM COUNTY TOURISM?

    VISITORS? LIKE AN IMPACT STATEMENT ONP INHOLDERS?

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    Jun 28, 2011

    Olympic National Park mea culpa: ‘Inholder’ blocked from family property

    www.peninsuladailynews.com/…/olympic-national-park-mea-culpa-8216-inholder-82…

    Jun 28, 2011 – Pearl Rains Hewett stands at a blockade on Olympic Hot Springs Road in Olympic National Park on Monday. — Photo by Chris …

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    FISH BEFORE PEOPLE

    Elwha River Fish Restoration Plan – National Park Service

    https://www.nps.gov/olym/learn/nature/upload/Elwha-River-Fish-Management-Plan.pdf

    2008 – ‎Related articles

    THE SITE WILL HELP PRESERVE AND RESTORE ELWHA RIVER CHINNOOK POPULATIONS BY PROVIDING SAFE HAVEN FOR 200,000 YEARLING SMOLTS.

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    DATED: JULY 9, 2002.

    Dam removal was determined to be the preferred option for restoration, and the 1996 EIS also identified a desired suite of actions to remove the dams. As a step towards accomplishing these objectives, Congress directed purchase of the dams (which occurred in February 2000 for $29.5 million, as stipulated by Pub. L. 102-495).

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    AS A DELEGATED EIS, THE OFFICIAL RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FINAL DECISION IS THE REGIONAL DIRECTOR, PACIFIC WEST REGION;

     SUBSEQUENTLY THE OFFICIAL RESPONSIBLE FOR IMPLEMENTATION WOULD BE THE SUPERINTENDENT, OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK.

     DATED: JULY 9, 2002.JOHN J. REYNOLDS,REGIONAL DIRECTOR, PACIFIC WEST REGION.[FR DOC. 02-23124 FILED 9-11-02; 8:45 AM]BILLING CODE 4310-70-P

    (FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS, SEE ELWHA RIVER WATER QUALITY MITIGATION PROJECT

    PLANNING REPORT AT www.nps.gov/olym/elwha/home.htm).

     Mar 30 2017 WE CAN’T FIND THAT PAGE….

    Written comments may be delivered by fax to: 360/565-1325; via e-mail to: Brian_Winter@nps.gov; or via postal mail or hand delivery during normal business hours to: Elwha Restoration Project Office, SEIS Comments, 826 East Front Street, Suite A, Port Angeles, WA 98362.

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    Timeline of the Elwha 1992 to Present – Olympic National Park (U.S. …

    https://www.nps.gov/olym/learn/…/timeline-of-the-elwha-1992-to-present.htm

    THE SITE WILL HELP PRESERVE AND RESTORE ELWHA RIVER CHINNOOK POPULATIONS BY PROVIDING SAFE HAVEN FOR 200,000 YEARLING SMOLTS. … Before his death in 2007, Albright pioneered propagation methods for many plants native to the Northwest.

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    Elwha River Fish Restoration Plan – National Park Service

    https://www.nps.gov/olym/learn/nature/upload/Elwha-River-Fish-Management-Plan.pdf

    2008 – ‎Related articles

    PURSUANT TO THE ELWHA RIVER ECOSYSTEM AND FISHERIES RES- TORATION ACT …… 200,000. MORSE CREEK. YEARLING SMOLTS. ON-SITE. 180,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 …… Spawning ground surveys of live or dead fish and redds can then be.

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    Apr 15, 2013

    ELWHA RIVER WATER QUALITY  200,000  DEAD SMOLT

    SEABURY BLAIR JR. | Elwha too clogged for fish to live – Kitsap Sun

    www.kitsapsun.com/sports/columnists/seabury-blair/356167261.html

    Apr 15, 2013 – … AS MANY AS 200000 CHINOOK SALMON WERE KILLED IN WHAT HAS TO BE ONE OF THE … HATCHERY OFFICIALS REPORTED SEEING HUNDREDS OF DEAD SMOLTS LINING THE … For almost 15 miles, the Elwha River carves through a century’s worth of … ELWHA RIVER WATER QUALITY  

    JUL 12, 2013 LOWER ELWHA KLALLAM TRIBE’S HATCHERY

    200, 000  MORE DEAD SMOLT

    400,000 TOTAL DEAD HATCHERY SMOLT…

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    The Danger of Putting All Your Eggs in the Hatchery Basket — Wild …

    wildfishconservancy.org › About › Press › Press Clips

    JUL 12, 2013 – ROUGHLY 200,000 HATCHERY COHO SALMON AND 2000 STEELHEAD, RESULTING FROM A PUMP FAILURE AT THE LOWER ELWHA KLALLAM TRIBE’S HATCHERY ON THE ELWHA RIVER. …

     SPRING  Apr 15, 2013 THANKS TO MISTAKEN TIMING OF LARGE RELEASE OF SMOLTS AT ONE TIME … PRODUCTION LOST (200,000 DEAD) DUE TO MALFUNCTION OF HATCHERY WATER PUMP …

    The tragedy is: this production could have occurred with much less risk with natural spawning left to the river where fish make their own decisions regarding spawning destination and time, and juveniles determine their own window for outmigration.  Instead these fish have been hi-jacked by the continued belief in hatcheries rather than the proven success story of wild fish recolonization for thousands of years and resulting diversity that hedges its bets against the whims of nature’s unpredictable events.  And we paid $16 million to create this Elwha hatchery fiasco plus further annual investments in taking fish from the river and subjecting them to the persistent belief in hatcheries that is counter to the science — further evidence of the tragic disconnect of science from policy, the latter continually driven by the politics of popular beliefs.

    http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20130711/news/307119990

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     (FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS, SEE ELWHA RIVER WATER QUALITY MITIGATION PROJECT

    PLANNING REPORT AT www.nps.gov/olym/elwha/home.htm).

    WE CAN’T FIND THAT PAGE….

    THE SEIS WILL ALSO ANALYZE CHANGES UNRELATED TO WATER QUALITY

    MITIGATION WHERE APPLICABLE.

    One of these changes is a re-evaluation of

    options to mitigate impacts to septic systems on the Lower Elwha

    Klallam Reservation. Many of the septic systems in the lower lying

    parts of the Reservation may become ineffective when the river level

    and associated groundwater table rises as a result of river channel

    aggradation following dam removal.

    In addition to the points summarized above, further detail has been added to the revegetation plan for the areas currently inundated by the reservoirs; thus, potential impacts of

    actions associated with such revegetation will be addressed.

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    Full unedited text

    DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

    National Park Service Elwha Ecosystem Restoration Implementation;

    Olympic National Park; Clallam and Jefferson Counties, WA;

    Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement [Federal Register: September 12, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 177)][Notices][Page 57834-57836]From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov][DOCID:fr12se02-94] SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, and its cooperating agencies are undertaking a conservation planning and environmental impact analysis process intended to supplement the 1996 Elwha River Ecosystem Restoration Implementation final environmental impact statement (1996 EIS).

    Two dams, built in the early 1900s, block the river and limit anadromous fish to the lowest 4.9 river miles. The 1996 EIS is the second of two environmental impact statements that examined how best to restore the Elwha River ecosystem and native anadromous fishery in Olympic National Park. Dam removal was determined to be the preferred option for restoration, and the 1996 EIS also identified a desired suite of actions to remove the dams. As a step towards accomplishing these objectives, Congress directed purchase of the dams (which occurred in February 2000 for $29.5 million, as stipulated by Pub. L. 102-495). However, release of sediment from behind the dams would result in sometimes severe impacts to water quality or to the reliability of supply to downstream users during the dam removal impact period of about 3-5 years, which the 1996 EIS proposed mitigating through a series of specific measures (see below).

    Subsequently, new research and changes unrelated to the implementation project have emerged. Therefore, the primary purpose of this Supplemental EIS (SEIS) will be to identify and analyze potential impacts of a new set of water quality and supply related mitigation measures.

    Background     Elwha Dam was built in 1911, and Glines Canyon Dam in 1925, limiting anadromous fish to the lowest 4.9 miles of river (blocking access to more than 70 miles of Elwha River mainstream and tributary habitat). The two dams and their associated reservoirs have also inundated and degraded important riverine and terrestrial habitat and severely affected fisheries habitat through increased temperatures, reduced nutrients, reduced spawning gravels downstream, and other changes. Consequently, salmon and steelhead populations in the river have been considerably reduced or eliminated, and the river ecosystem within Olympic National Park significantly and adversely altered.

    In 1992, Congress enacted the Elwha River Ecosystem and Fisheries Restoration Act (PL 102-495) directing the Secretary of the Interior to fully restore the Elwha river ecosystem and native anadromous fisheries, while at the same time protecting users of the river’s water from adverse impacts associated with dam removal. The records of decision associated with this process indicated removal of both dams was needed to fully restore the ecosystem. However, impacts to water quality and supply will result from release of sediments, which have accumulated behind the dams.

    The 1996 EIS proposed and analyzed mitigation measures to protect water quality and ensure supply for each of the major downstream users. These users included the city of Port Angeles’ municipal and industrial consumers, the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe’s fish hatchery, the state chinook salmon rearing channel, and the Dry Creek Water Association. Many private wells along the river could also be affected, but mitigation proposed for these users would remain substantially the same.    Currently, surface water from a rock fill diversion and intake pipe at river mile 3.3 supplies the city’s industrial clients and the state rearing channel. Mitigation to protect the city’s industrial customers described in the 1996 EIS included the installation of an infiltration gallery to collect water filtered from the riverbed and open-channel treatment with flocculants, chemicals and polymers during dam removal. The city’s municipal customers are supplied with a subsurface Ranney collector on the east-side of the river at river mile 2.8. To maintain water yield, the 1996 EIS [[Page 57835]] proposed a second Ranney collector be built on the river’s west-side, opposite the current collector. A temporary “package” treatment plant to filter water from the Ranney wells would have been operational during dam removal.

    The rearing channel would have been closed during dam removal and chinook production transferred to another state facility.    The tribal hatchery at river mile 1 will be central in protecting and producing Elwha anadromous fish for restoration following dam removal. Water for the hatchery is currently provided through wells and a shallow infiltration gallery. Measures described to protect hatchery water during dam removal included the expansion of the gallery to ensure supply and drilling of two new wells to provide clean groundwater for dilution.

    Dry Creek Water Association (DCWA) currently meets the needs of its members through groundwater wells. These wells would be subject to an increased frequency of flooding following dam removal, as well as increased sediment and mobilization of iron and manganese. The 1996 EIS analyzed two options for DCWA–connection to the city’s water distribution system, or providing additional protection from flooding for the existing DCWA system and treating on site with filtration and chlorination.

    Since December 1996 (when the most recent record of decision was signed), the U.S. Department of the Interior (including Bureau of Reclamation) and its cooperating agencies (including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe) have continued studying and refining elements of the selected alternative. As a result, they have found better solutions for protecting water quality and water supply during and following dam removal. In addition, changes in user needs have come about as a result of factors unrelated to the project.

    For example, chinook salmon and bull trout have both been listed as threatened since 1997, resulting in the requirement to keep the state rearing facility open during dam removal.

    Also, the city of Port Angeles must now meet new standards for the treatment of its municipal supplies. In addition, an industrial customer (Rayonier) which required very high quality water for its operation has since closed.    As a result of these and other changes, the agencies are pursuing an option of building permanent water treatment facilities with varying levels of treatment depending on the ultimate use of the water

    (for additional details, see Elwha River Water Quality Mitigation Project Planning Report at www.nps.gov/olym/elwha/home.htm).  The locations and types of diversions may also change because water collected from the city’s Ranney well is no longer considered to be purely groundwater, but is highly connected to the river and so must be treated as a surface supply.

    In addition, problems associated with subsurface intakes during the 3-5 year dam removal impact period may now outweigh the benefits. These problems include possible clogging and reduced yields, increased costs of providing flood protection, and increased environmental impacts associated with installing and maintaining subsurface structures in or very near the river. Sources of “true” groundwater, which are not so closely connected to the river have been investigated, but do not exist in the quantities required. This leaves surface water as a more attractive option. An alternative of replacing the existing intake structure will therefore be analyzed in the SEIS.

    Feasibility studies indicate surface water could be treated and used for the city’s industrial customer, in combination with well water for the state’s rearing facility and the Lower Elwha Klallam tribal hatchery, and as a backup for the city’s municipal customers. It may also be evaluated as an option to supply DCWA customers.

    The SEIS will also analyze changes unrelated to water quality mitigation where applicable. One of these changes is a re-evaluation of options to mitigate impacts to septic systems on the Lower Elwha Klallam Reservation. Many of the septic systems in the lower lying parts of the Reservation may become ineffective when the river level and associated groundwater table rises as a result of river channel aggradation following dam removal. Although the 1996 EIS examined a community mounding system, the number of residents living in the valley part of the Reservation has now increased. The SEIS will evaluate other options which are technically, economically, or environmentally preferable in light of these changes. At this time, the Tribe is considering a variety of options, including individual onsite systems with pressurized pumps, small group treatment options, offsite treatment by others, or combining with other valley residents (who would not be affected by dam removal) to create a community treatment system.

    Since the release of the 1996 EIS, two species of fish cited for restoration have been listed as threatened, and the NPS has worked with USFWS and NMFS staff to further address these species during and following dam removal. Keeping the rearing channel open for chinook salmon production and modifying road culverts within the park to provide access for bull trout to additional tributary habitat are examples of some of the additional actions that the SEIS will examine.

    Environmental Issues     Updated and additional information relevant to decision-making will be presented in the SEIS. In addition to the points summarized above, further detail has been added to the revegetation plan for the areas currently inundated by the reservoirs; thus, potential impacts of actions associated with such revegetation will be addressed. The 1996 EIS envisioned using one or more of nine solid waste disposal areas for rubble and other materials. Some of these may no longer be available, new sites might be added, or recycling of concrete may be economically preferable now.    Water quality or water supply mitigation issues that will be analyzed in the SEIS include impacts of rebuilding the existing rock diversion structure on riparian vegetation, wildlife, water quality and fish; land use related impacts of building permanent water treatment facilities, such as removal of vegetation and soil, use of heavy equipment to build the facilities and its impact on wildlife or visitors, and hazards of using chlorine and other chemicals required for treatment.    Other environmental issues not related to water quality or supply include providing access to Morse Creek and other tributaries for fisheries protection during dam removal, access to seed stock and protection of young plants in revegetating reservoir lands, changes in driving routes for trucks disposing of rubble, or noise of an onsite rubble crushing operation and its potential effects on wildlife and visitors.

    Scoping/Comments     Public scoping for the SEIS will conclude 30-days from the date of publication of this notice. All interested individuals, groups, and agencies are encouraged to provide information relevant to the design, construction, location, or potential environmental effects of desired measures noted above. Please limit comments to the proposal as described in this notice, since prior decisions to restore the ecosystem and anadromous fisheries through dam removal, and selection of the River Erosion alternative as the dam removal scenario, are beyond the scope of environmental impact analysis targeted in the SEIS. [[Page 57836]]

    Additional information and periodic updates will be available at the Web site noted above or by contacting the Elwha Restoration Project Office at (360) 565-1320. All comments must be postmarked or transmitted no later than 30 days from the publication date of this notice; as soon as this date is determined it will be announced on the Web site noted.

    Written comments may be delivered by fax to: 360/565-1325; via e-mail to: Brian_Winter@nps.gov; or via postal mail or hand delivery during normal business hours to: Elwha Restoration Project Office, SEIS Comments, 826 East Front Street, Suite A, Port Angeles, WA 98362.    If individuals submitting comments request that their name or/and address be withheld from public disclosure, it will be honored to the extent allowable by law. Such requests must be stated prominently in the beginning of the comments. There also may be circumstances wherein the NPS will withhold a respondent’s identity as allowable by law. As always: NPS will make available to public inspection all submissions from organizations or businesses and from persons identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations and businesses; and, anonymous comments may not be considered. Decision

    The SEIS will be prepared in accord with all applicable laws and regulations, including the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Council on Environmental Quality regulations for implementing NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), and the NPS Management Policies (2001) and NEPA guidelines (Director’s Order 12). A 60-day public review of the Draft will be initiated upon its release, which at this time is expected in early 2003; then subsequently a Final will be prepared. Issuance of both documents will be announced via local and regional press, direct mailings, on the Web site noted above, and through the Federal Register.

    AS A DELEGATED EIS, THE OFFICIAL RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FINAL DECISION IS THE REGIONAL DIRECTOR, PACIFIC WEST REGION;

    SUBSEQUENTLY THE OFFICIAL RESPONSIBLE FOR IMPLEMENTATION WOULD BE THE SUPERINTENDENT, OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK.

    DATED: JULY 9, 2002.

    JOHN J. REYNOLDS,REGIONAL DIRECTOR,

    PACIFIC WEST REGION.[FR DOC. 02-23124

    FILED 9-11-02; 8:45 AM]BILLING CODE 4310-70-P


  • Marv Chastian – Back to 1492

    Marv Chastian – Back to 1492

    A plan which is now in process of becoming federal policy ~ was hatched many years ago by two radical eco-freaks – Dave Forman the Earthfirst guy and Oregon State prof, Reed Noss.

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    “It is a bold attempt to grope our way back to October 1492 and find a different trail, a trail overgrown and nearly forgotten” – Words of Dave Forman, founder of Earth First – and more recently, a director of The Sierra Club. He goes on to describe his intellectual child, The Wildlands Plan: “We seek wolf tracks rather than gold” . . “Return big, charismatic species such as buffalo, grizzly bears, elk, wolves, puma (otherwise known as cougars) to their pre-Columbian haunts.” These are words he used to describe his plan for America – about 20 years ago. At the time, it appeared to be just another crazy rant. Today, it is a shadow plan being stealthily realized by government fiat.
    He goes on: “a vast system of connected wilderness reserves that would crisscross the continent . These reserves would dwarf the largest national parks. Rather than build roads, laborers would remove existing ones, along with dams, power lines and other human-made structures. Planners would choose the reserve sites with plants and animals, not people , in mind, selecting them not for recreational opportunities, but for their ecological potential. Up to half the contiguous United States would be involved in a transformation whereby “islands” of civilization would be surrounded by wilderness tracts and corridors.”
    Note: since the animals would be connected, the people would not – except by air – and probably we would be forbidden to use airplanes, since they might disturb the animals.

    “We live for the day when grizzlies in Chihuahua have an unbroken connection to grizzlies in Alaska, when grey wolf populations are continuous from New Mexico to Greenland, when vast, unbroken forests and flowing plains again thrive and support pre-Columian populations of plants and animals”. So says Forman and co-author Reed Noss, prof at Oregon State in Corvallis, OR.

    50 Grizzlies require about 12 million acres – about a dozen Olympic National Parks)

    “Our goal is to create a new political reality based on the needs of other species”, Forman. In 1492, Cholera, rabies, smallpox, yellow fever were rampant. Without modern medicine, industry, etc and with people stacked up in big city high rises, they would become rampant again.

    You can bet the half of the US to be converted to an animal park is the Western Half – not the Eastern. It starts with places such as the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State. Not too many people live here. It you destroy their livelihoods and industry, they will leave on their own.

    This is the philosophy behind the Elwha fiasco. Salmon is simply a word thrown in to get the backing of the public. But destroying the only spawning area for Elwha salmon certainly is not the way to enhance them. Forman’s dream is coming true. Do you like it?

    Government has already torn up many forest roads. Bureaucrats are working to deny people water, insist on huge “buffer zones” for most everything. They like to call it “science”. But it has all the earmarks of religion. Real science is that which you can prove. Unproven theories can just as easily be religion as science.

    For a dozen years bureaucrats working on unproven theories have denied us the use of a fabulous 70 acre piece of ground right next to the Port Angeles harbor. A few years ago, they denied us the valuable use of another large tract of waterfront property using the tribe as their excuse. The (so called) natives are simply immigrants who’s ancestors got here earlier than our European ancestors. Yet the WILD LANDS plan hints that maybe they will be allowed to stay in the great animal park to hunt with bow and arrow? I don’t think so. But, the idea is loaded with sentimentality – so they use it.

    One interesting and revealing clue about the true philosophy of modern “animal rights activists” is their selection of the species they attribute rights to. They are nearly all predators. Early settlers battled hugely against predators. Predators killed their livestock and sometimes people. To encourage people with the necessary skills and weapons, they put bounties on wolves and other predatory creatures. And I recall from my youth, men I knew who made their living off those bounties. Today, those bounties have been replaced with fines and/or imprisonment if you do kill predators. All of that helps to discourage folks from living in the country and eliminates attractive species (deer, elk, mountain goats, etc)

    I have video that shows salmon runs in the Elwha were excellent 50 years after the dams were built. Also video of the gorgeous Trumpeter Swans which visit the Elwha each winter – but not again after this coming one, and video showing the disgusting landscape and air full of rock dust when the upper lake was drawn down by only 10% back in the 90s. If your group would like to see it, let me know.

    marv@marvchastain.com

    Back to 1492

    I introduced you to MARV CHASTAIN

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    Let me re-introduce you to GEORGE C. RAINS SR. my Dad.

    The Long Range Plan of NPS 1944-2016

    The Long Range Plan of NPS 1944-2016

    In a conversation at Sol Duc Hot Springs between the acting Olympic National Park Superintendent Preston Macy and my father George C. Rains Sr. in 1944.

    “George, I should not tell you this, but the long range plan of the National Park Service is to take the whole Olympic Peninsula over and put it in the Olympic National Park and move everyone off the Olympic Peninsula.”

    JULY  2011, POSTED  BY CITIZENS REVIEW ONLINE

    Conspiracy Exposed – Citizen Review Online

    www.citizenreviewonline.org/2011/Jul/George_Rains_Statements.pdf

    The notarized document “Conspiracy Exposed” was written on Oct. 8,1992 by. George C. Rains Sr. when he was 77 years old. The referenced “Conspiracy” was …

    Another chapter in the Book of Revelations by Pearl Revere

    The Long Range Plan of the National Park Service 1944-2016  is Exposed

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    My Dad and Marv are gone….

    They were two old timers with a history and  they had “living memories” of how it used to be in America. They spent many years of their lives trying to protect our rights.

    Dad and Marv may rest in peace, now that Donald J. Trump is President of the United States Of America

    They were two of many, since day one, who acknowledged, encouraged, supported and enabled me in my endeavor to become an American Somebody.

    Jan 26, 2011, American Citizens were afraid of what their  government was going to do to them.   That was unacceptable to me. And, I thought somebody should do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody, and I have been doing something about that ever since.

    Donald J. Trump is President. I have “living memories” of how it used to be in America.

    Behind My Back | Find Your Park Forget Me Not

    www.behindmyback.org/2016/02/13/find-your-park-forget-me-not/

    Feb 13, 2016 – UNBELIEVABLE… Find Your Park Forget Me Not. Built in 1910 and 1926 respectively, the Elwha dam (108 feet high) and Glines Canyon dam …
    And, I shall continue to support my President.

     


  • Marv Chastain Noted and Remembered

    Marv Chastain Noted and Remembered

    Marv Chastain passed away 3/20/17

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

    —– Original Message —–

    From: Marv Chastain

    To: pearl hewett

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

    Subject: Re: Let me introduce you to MARV

    Behind My Back | Back to 1492

    Marv said….

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

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

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

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

    Best to you all and thanks again

    Brooke

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    Editorial by Marv Chastain. Posted 6/3/2010

    Removal of the Elwha Dams – The great Olympic Peninsula …

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

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

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

    Editorial by Marv Chastain

    Posted 6/3/2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Loss of waterfowl and mammals

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

    20+ million cubic yards of gunk

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

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

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

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

    To be evicted by the Elwha project

    $27 Million Dollar “ Deal

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

    Waterfowl List

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

     

    Common name                            Scientific name                            nesting?

    Loon                                             Gavia Immer                                  Y

    Eared Grebe                                Podicepts nigricollis                    Y

    Pied-billed grebe                        Podilymbus podiceps                  Y

    Double-crested Cormorant     Phalacrocorax auritus

    Great Blue Heron                       Ardea herodias

    Tundra Swan                              Cygnus columbianus

    Trumpeter Swan                        Cygnus buccinator

    Canada Goose                           Branta canadensis                        Y (and rearing)

    Mallard                                         Anas platyrhynchos                     Y (and rearing)

    Gadwall                                        Anas strepera

    Green-winged teal                     Anas crecca

    American wigeon                      Anas americana

    Eurasian wigeon                       Anas penlope

    Northern pintail                          Anas acuta

    Northern shoveler                     Anas clypeata         

    Wood duck                                  Aix sponsa                                    Y

    Ring-neck duck                          Aythya collaris                              Y

    Greater scaup                             Aythya marila                                Y

    Common goldeneye                 Bucephala clangula                      Y

    Bufflehead                                   Bucephala albeola                        Y

    Common merganser                Bucephala albeola                        Y (and rearing)

    Hooded merganser                   Lophodytes cucullatus                Y

    American Coot                           Fulica americanna

    Spotted sandpiper                     Acitits macularia

    Osprey                                          Pandion haliaetus

    Belted Kingfisher                       Ceyrle alcyon

     

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

    Strange supporters

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

    Reliable reports indicate spotted owls nest in the area.

    The cost to salmon

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

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

    Cost may include someone’s well

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

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

    6/3/2010

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

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

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    July 29, 2015 Marv said

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

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

    Battered by Dam Removal – Elwha Bridge

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

    Battered by Dam Removal Elwha Bridge Destroyed

    A DAM TRAGEDY THE ELWHA RIVER BRIDGE.


  • I Support Trump’s Skinny Budget

    I Support Trump’s Skinny Budget

    The United State of American Dependence?

    Let’s Start below, with the United Nations, the 28 independent (states)members of NATO, dependent on United States of America for their defense.

    I AM AN VOTING TAXPAYING AMERICAN CITIZEN WHO SUPPORTS THE VITAL WORK OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. “AMERICA FIRST” 

    I’M POSTING THIS COMMENT TO EXPRESS MY FULL AND TOTAL SUPPORT OF  PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP’S BUDGET PROPOSAL, WHICH INCLUDES SIGNIFICANT CUTS TO FOREIGN AFFAIRS FUNDING, THE UNITED NATIONS AND THE EPA.

    President Trump said in a message accompanying his budget plan: “A budget that puts America first must make the safety of our people its number one priority because without safety, there can be no prosperity.”

    Certainly Trump must stop using LAW ABIDING American taxpayer’s money to support the  dependent Sanctuary States and Cities that refuse to uphold federal laws on violent criminal illegal aliens.

    US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has defended swinging budget cuts to his own department proposed by President Donald Trump.

    PRESIDENT TRUMP’S  BUDGET PLAN, KNOWN AS A “SKINNY BUDGET”, WILL BE LIMITED TO THE $1,000,000,000,000.00 TRILLION  PORTION OF THE $4,000,000,000,000.00 TRILLION ANNUAL FEDERAL BUDGET THAT PAYS FOR US AGENCIES AND DEPARTMENTS.

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    The United State of American Dependence?

    The United Nations, the 28 members of NATO, dependent on America for their defense.

     How odd,  they are identified as, 28 “INDEPENDENT” MEMBER COUNTRIES?  While, dependent on American taxpayer dollars  for their defense.

    NATO – Member countries

    www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/nato_countries.htm

    Feb 6, 2017 – NATO IS AN ALLIANCE THAT CONSISTS OF 28 INDEPENDENT MEMBER COUNTRIES. Country by country, this page offers an overview of the links to national …

    Daily chart: Military spending by NATO members | The Economist

    www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2017/02/daily-chart-11

    Feb 16, 2017 – The differences between NATO members′ defence budgets grew larger …  AMERICAN COMPLAINTS ABOUT PAYING MORE THAN ITS FAIR …

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    UNDER OBAMA’S “STATES OF DEPENDENCE”  FOR EIGHT YEARS, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA HAS ACCUMULATED A $20,000,000,000,000.00 TRILLION DOLLAR DEBT.

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    The United Nations states of Dependence?

    The United Nations member states are the 193 sovereign states that are members of the United Nations (UN) and have equal representation in the UN General Assembly.

    Feb 1, 2017 – “All of our Hard working American  taxpayers are paying roughly 22% of the U.N. budget.” ..

    How much does the United States contribute to the UN? | PolitiFact …

    www.politifact.com/global-news/statements/2017/…/us-contribution-un-22-percent/

    Feb 1, 2017 – “All of our taxpayers are paying roughly 22% of the U.N. budget.” … Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, HIGHLIGHTED THE SUBSTANTIAL ROLE THE UNITED STATES PLAYS IN FUNDING THE U.N. during the confirmation hearing for U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley. The U.N. and U.S. budget documents show…..

    HARD WORKING AMERICAN TAXPAYING CITIZENS HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF PAYING MORE THAN OUR FAIR SHARE FUNDING  TO AND FOR THE GLOBALIZATION OF UNITED NATIONS AGENDA 21. period

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    $2,957,000,000: U.S. Taxpayers Will Fund Lion’s Share of UN Budget …

    www.cnsnews.com/…/three-billion-and-counting-us-taxpayers-will-fund-lions-share-u…

    DEC 27, 2015WHEN DECISIONS ARE MADE ON THE U.N. BUDGET, the U.S. has the … budget process than the 0.001 percent paid by the lowest-assessed nations.

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    AND U.S. FOREIGN AID? ASSISTANCE IN TERMS OF ARMS SALES?

    THE MASSIVE SCALE OF ASSISTANCE THE UNITED STATES PROVIDES TO NATIONS AROUND THE WORLD is a reflection of its ubiquitous presence on the world stage, AND THE SHEER SIZE OF ITS economy.

    The United States provides far more assistance than any other country in the world, AND IN TERMS OF ARMS SALES, it controls at least half the global market.

    How stupid do they think voting American Citizens are?

    Feeding the starving children of the world? By providing foreign nations with MILITARY ARMS so they can kill each other?

    AND THE SHEER SIZE OF UNITED STATES DEBT? $20,000,000,000,000.00 TRILLION DOLLARS

    WHY WOULD VOTING, HARD WORKING AMERICAN TAXPAYING CITIZENS COMPLAIN ABOUT U.S. FUNDING ASSISTANCE FOR FOREIGN MILITARY ARMS AND CALLING IT FOREIGN AID?

    THE MONEY COMES FROM THE STATE AND DEFENSE DEPARTMENTS AND a slew of other agencies.

    In the breakdown above, we have laid out where the $42.4 billion will go in 2017.

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    President Trump’s State Department said the budget blueprint “supports other critical foreign assistance efforts, including global health and humanitarian assistance programs,”

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    How stupid do they think voting American Citizens are?

    BARACK OBAMA’S SIGNATURE( BY EXECUTIVE ORDER?) INITIATIVE FOR AFRICA — A $9.7 BILLION PLAN….. providing affordable lighting for 60,000 households?

    OBAMA  WAS AN IDIOT, HE PLEDGED TO PROVIDE “LIGHT WHERE CURRENTLY THERE IS DARKNESS”

    AND, OBAMA DOUBLED DOWN FIVE DAYS BEFORE THE ELECTION OF DONALD J. TRUMP

    EXECUTIVE ORDER ON NOVEMBER 03, 2016

    Executive Order — Advancing the Goals of the Power Africa Initiative to Expand Access to Electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa Through the Establishment of the President’s Power Africa Working Group

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    President Trump’s State Department said the budget blueprint “supports other critical foreign assistance efforts, including global health and humanitarian assistance programs,”

    PRESIDENT TRUMP’S  BUDGET PLAN, KNOWN AS A “SKINNY BUDGET” SHALL PROVIDE HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE…….

    Ethiopia faces new drought, seeks urgent aid for 5 million | Fox News

    www.foxnews.com/…/2017/…/ethiopia-faces-new-drought-seeks-urgent-aid-for-5-millio…

    JAN 28, 2017Ethiopia is struggling to counter a new drought in its east that … 28, 2017. … against “dramatizing by saying this may degenerate into famine.”.

     

    MAR 8, 2017 – THE MENSCHEN FÜR MENSCHEN CHARITY HAS SAID 5.7 MILLION ETHIOPIANS COULD DIE .

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    HOW LONG HAVE  AFRICAN’S LIVED WITHOUT LIGHTS?

    HOW MANY WELLS COULD HAVE BEEN DUG WITH A $9.7 BILLION DOLLAR WATER INITIATIVE FOR AFRICA?

    HOW LONG CAN A HUMAN BEING LIVE WITHOUT WATER?

    HOW LONG CAN A HUMAN BEING LIVE WITH OUT FOOD?

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    Obama’s Africa Power Plan Falls Short, Leaving Continent in Dark …

    https://www.bloomberg.com/…/africa-left-in-dark-as-9-7-billion-obama-power-plan-f…

    Sep 21, 2016 – Obama’s Africa Power Plan Falls Short, Leaving Continent in Dark … President BARACK OBAMA’S SIGNATURE INITIATIVE FOR AFRICA A $9.7 BILLION PLAN to double … A burgeoning market for solar panels is cropping up in places like … Obama pledged to provide “light where currently there is darkness” and double …

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    AND THE LIBERAL’S ESTABLISHMENT OF AGENDA 21 GLOBALIZATION BABBLED, AND THE LIBERAL MEDIA QUOTED…….

    “I JUST THINK THERE IS NOT A DEEP UNDERSTANDING OR APPRECIATION OF WHAT FOREIGN ASSISTANCE ACTUALLY IS WITHIN THE POLITICAL LEADERSHIP,” A USAID OFFICIAL TOLD POLITICO.

    Some lawmakers say the real cuts are actually deeper than the 28 percent Trump’s aides mention. Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland’s office said that WHEN THE ENTIRE “INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS BUDGET” SECTION IS CONSIDERED — which includes more than just State and USAID — it’s more like a 36 percent cut to a $58 billion budget.

    THE MONEY, $42.4 billion in 2017  COMES FROM THE STATE AND DEFENSE DEPARTMENTS AND a slew of other agencies.

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    AND PRESIDENT TRUMP’S DEPLORABLES SAID, WE ARE NOT AS STUPID AS YOU THINK WE ARE.

     WE HAVE A VERY DEEP UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT U.S. FOREIGN ASSISTANCE ACTUALLY IS  AND WE FULLY APPRECIATE PRESIDENT TRUMP’S SKINNY BUDGET PLAN.

    PRESIDENT TRUMP’S  BUDGET PLAN, KNOWN AS A “SKINNY BUDGET” SHALL PROVIDE HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE……. It “supports other critical foreign assistance efforts, including global health and humanitarian assistance programs”

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    PRESIDENT TRUMP’S BUDGET  U.S. FOREIGN AID ASSISTANCE IN TERMS OF ARMS SALES?

    CRITICAL? FEEDING THE STARVING CHILDREN OF THE WORLD?

    BY PROVIDING FOREIGN NATIONS WITH MILITARY ARMS SO THEY CAN KILL EACH OTHER?

    I THINK NOT!


  • Who’s in NSA’S Secret Global Spy Ring?

    Who’s in NSA’S Secret Global Spy Ring?

    March 7, 2017 The NSA, it seems, isn’t the only spy agency hacking the world. Judging by a new, nearly 9,000-page trove of secrets from WikiLeaks, … Let’s add The CIA’s Global Spy Ring.

    WikiLeaks CIA files: The 6 biggest spying secrets revealed by the …

    www.independent.co.uk › Lifestyle › Tech › News

    2 days ago,  March 7, 2017  – WikiLeaks has released a HUGE set of files that it calls “YEAR ZERO” and … The MASSIVE set of documents – over 8000 pages in all – include a …

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    How big is NSA’S global Spy Ring? when you add the CIA? “HUGE-MASSIVE”

    Where would NSA and the CIA archive their “HUGE- MASSIVE” data base from their “HUGE-MASSIVE” Global  Top Secret Spy Ring?

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    JAN 19, 2014  JUST TO MAKE THAT PERFECTLY CLEAR, ON HOW MUCH DATA, THE NSA DATA CENTER COULD ARCHIVE FROM THEIR SECRET GLOBAL SPYING IN 70 YEARS.

    Behind My Back | NSA’s Gotta YOTTABYTE?

    www.behindmyback.org/2014/01/19/nsas-gotta-yottabyte/

    JAN 19, 20141 followed by 24 zeros THE NSA DATA CENTER IN UTAH WILL BE UP AND RUNNING BY THE END OF SEPTEMBER 2014… MUCH HAS BEEN WRITTEN ABOUT JUST HOW …

    WHAT’S A YOTTABTYE?
    A YOTTABYTE = 1,000 ZETTABYTES
    A ZETTABYTES = 1,000,000 EXABYTES
    1,000,000 EXABYTES = 1 BILLION PETTABYTES
    1 BILLION PETTABYTES = 1 TRILLION TERABYTES.

    FOR SOME SENSE OF SCALE, YOU WOULD NEED 400 TERABYTES TO HOLD ALL OF THE BOOKS EVER WRITTEN IN ANY LANGUAGE.

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    “MUCH” HAS BEEN WRITTEN ABOUT JUST HOW?

     NSA’S SECRET GLOBAL SPY RING COLLECTED ALL IT’S DATA

    EINSTEIN SAID, “IF YOU CAN’T EXPLAIN IT SIMPLY, YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND IT VERY WELL.

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    I’M NO GENIUS, BUT HERE GOES…

    I USED TO READ FICTION… I LOVED A GOOD “WHO DUNIT” MYSTERY  UNTIL JAN 26, 2011. WHEN I STARTED READING, RESEARCHING AND DOCUMENTING  FACTS ON THE U.S. GOVERNMENT.

    INDEED, IT  IS MUCH MORE OF A MYSTERY THAN ANY FICTION EVER WRITTEN. period.

     My website behindmyback.org went on line on Jan 29, 2013,  after I had documented for two years, that most of my business was being done by the government, behind closed doors.

    I LOVE HISTORY’S MYSTERIES AND INTRIGUE.

    FROM FRENCH INTRIGUER, TO PLOT, FROM ITALIAN INTRIGARE, TO PLOT, FROM LATIN INTRĪCĀRE, TO ENTANGLE….

    MY INTENT ON MY 885th COMMENT IS IS TO UNTANGLE AND INFORM FREEDOM AND PRIVACY LOVING AMERICAN CITIZENS HOW HUGE AND MASSIVE THE  ILLEGAL SPYING ON AMERICAN CITIZENS, BY NSA, CIA AND THE FBI  HAS BECOME AFTER 70 YEARS 1947-2017

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    JUNE 2013 Files leaked by Edward Snowdon  ” FIVES EYES IS PRISM “

    THE PRISM PROGRAM:  OUR #1 SOURCE OF RAW INTELLIGENCE

    ESTABLISHED IN 2007, THE TOP SECRET PRISM program has allowed us to closely track targeted individuals over time. Our ability to conduct live surveillance of search terms has given us important insights into their thoughts and intentions.

    WHERE PRISM’S PARTNERS  AT THE FBI DITU (DATA INTERCEPT TECHNOLOGY UNIT) extract information from the servers of nine major American internet companies: Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube, and Apple. This important partnership gives us direct access to audio, video, photographs, e-mails, documents and connection logs for each of these systems.

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    HOW BIG IS THE U.S. GOVERNMENT CYBERSPACE GLOBAL SPYING APPARATUS OF THE NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY (NSA)?

    Simply? “HUGE- MASSIVE”

    THE HISTORY OF TOP SECRET ILLEGAL SPYING 1947-2017

    FOR  70 YEARS, THIS SECRET POST-WAR ALLIANCE OF FIVE ENGLISH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES HAS BEEN BUILDING A GLOBAL SURVEILLANCE INFRASTRUCTURE TO “MASTER THE INTERNET” AND SPY ON THE WORLD’S COMMUNICATIONS.

    THE USE OF UNDERHAND MACHINATIONS OR DECEITFUL STRATAGEMS, ILLEGALLY SPYING ON AMERICAN CITIZENS.

    1947 CODE NAME “FIVE EYES” FOR PRISIM

    1952  CODE NAME IN “SHAMROCK” FOR NSA

     AND EVEN A  CODE NAMED “FAMILY JEWELS”

    Are there any other NSA surveillance alliances?

    2007, THE TOP SECRET PRISM program

    THE FBI DITU (DATA INTERCEPT TECHNOLOGY UNIT)

    YES INDEED, in addition to the Five Eyes alliance, a number of other surveillance partnerships do exist:

    HOW BIG IS THE U.S. GOVERNMENT CYBERSPACE GLOBAL SPYING APPARATUS OF THE NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY (NSA)?

    SIMPLY? “HUGE- MASSIVE”

    EXPANDED FROM FIVE EYES TO NINE EYES TO FOURTEEN EYES, TO AS MANY AS 41 EYES.

    9 Eyes: the Five Eyes, with the addition of Denmark, France, the Netherlands and Norway;

    14 Eyes: the 9 Eyes, with the addition of Germany, Belgium, Italy, Spain and Sweden;

    41 Eyes: all of the above, with the addition of the allied coalition in Afghanistan; 

    Tier B countries with which the Five Eyes have “focused cooperation” on computer network exploitation, including Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Hungry, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherland, Norway, Poland, Portugal, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey;

    Hmmm? CLUB OF BERNE: 17 MEMBERS INCLUDING PRIMARILY EUROPEAN STATES; THE US IS NOT A MEMBER;

    THE COUNTER TERRORIST GROUP: A WIDER MEMBERSHIP THAN THE 17 EUROPEAN STATES THAT MAKE UP THE CLUB OF BERNE, AND INCLUDES THE US;

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    Mar 11, 2017 added for clarity.

    THE CLUB DE BERNE is an intelligence sharing forum between the intelligence services of the 28 states of the European Union (EU), Norway and Switzerland, named after the city of Bern. IT IS AN INSTITUTION BASED ON VOLUNTARY EXCHANGE OF SECRETS, experience and views as well as discussing problems.[1][2] The Club has existed since 1971

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    NATO Special Committee: made up of the heads of the security services of NATO member countries.

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    AND  THE EVERLASTING SPYING ON EVERYONE, BY THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT’S NSA, CIA, FBI AND ITS GLOBAL VOLUNTARY EXCHANGE OF SECRETS INTELLIGENCE SHARING, THE GLOBAL  SPYING NETWORK  HAS GONE ON FOR SEVENTY (70)  YEARS LEGALLY OR ILLEGALLY.

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    WHAT IS THE FIVE EYES?

    THE FIVE EYES ALLIANCE IS A SECRETIVE, GLOBAL SURVEILLANCE ARRANGEMENT OF STATES COMPRISED OF THE UNITED STATES NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY (NSA), THE UNITED KINGDOM’S GOVERNMENT COMMUNICATIONS HEADQUARTERS(GCHQ), CANADA’S COMMUNICATIONS SECURITY ESTABLISHMENT CANADA (CSEC), THE AUSTRALIAN SIGNALS DIRECTORATE (ASD), AND NEW ZEALAND’S GOVERNMENT COMMUNICATIONS SECURITY BUREAU (GCSB).

    BEGINNING IN 1946, AN ALLIANCE OF FIVE ENGLISH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES (THE US, THE  UK, AUSTRALIA, CANADA AND NEW ZEALAND) developed a series of  bilateral agreements over more than a decade that became known as the UKUSA agreement, establishing the Five Eyes alliance for the purpose of sharing intelligence, primarily signals intelligence (SIGINT).

    FOR ALMOST 70 YEARS, THIS SECRET POST-WAR ALLIANCE OF FIVE ENGLISH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES HAS BEEN BUILDING A GLOBAL SURVEILLANCE INFRASTRUCTURE TO “MASTER THE INTERNET” AND SPY ON THE WORLD’S COMMUNICATIONS.

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    WHAT DOES THE FIVE EYES, (AKA PRISM) AGREEMENT SAY?

    Despite being nearly 70 years old, very little is known about the alliance and the agreements that bind them. While the existence of the agreement has been noted in history books and references are often made to it as part of reporting on the intelligence agencies, there is little knowledge or understanding outside the services themselves of exactly what the arrangement comprises.

    Even within the governments of the respective countries, which the intelligence agencies are meant to serve, there has historically been little appreciation for the extent of the arrangement. In fact, it is so secretive that the Australian prime minister reportedly wasn’t informed of its existence until 1973 and no government officially acknowledged the arrangement by name until 1999. Few documents have been released detailing the Five Eyes surveillance arrangement. To read the documents available, click here for the National Archives and here for the NSA’s release of the UKUSA Agreement.

    Here’s what we do know: under the agreement interception, collection, acquisition, analysis, and decryption is conducted by each of the State parties in their respective parts of the globe, and all intelligence information is shared by default. The agreement is wide in scope and establishes jointly-run operations centres where operatives from multiple intelligence agencies of the Five Eyes States work alongside each other.

    Further, tasks are divided between SIGINT agencies, ensuring that the Five Eyes alliance is far more than a set of principles of collaboration. The level of cooperation under the agreement is so complete that the national product is often indistinguishable.

    WHAT’S THE EXTENT OF FIVE EYES COLLABORATION?

    Together the Five Eyes collaborated and developed specific technical programmes of collection and analysis. One senior member of Britain’s intelligence community said “WHEN YOU GET A GCHQ PASS IT GIVES YOU ACCESS TO THE NSA TOO. YOU CAN WALK INTO THE NSA AND FIND GCHQ STAFF HOLDING SENIOR MANAGEMENT POSITIONS, AND VICE VERSA. When the NSA has a piece of intelligence, it will very often ask GCHQ for a second opinion. There have been ups and downs over the years, of course. But in general, the NSA and GCHQ are extremely close allies. They rely on each other.”

    The close relationship between the five States is also evidenced by documents recently released by Edward Snowden. Almost all of the documents include the classification

    “TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL”

    or “TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, FVEY.”

    THESE CLASSIFICATION MARKINGS INDICATE THE MATERIAL IS TOP-SECRET COMMUNICATIONS INTELLIGENCE (AKA SIGINT) MATERIAL THAT CAN BE RELEASED TO THE US, AUSTRALIA, CANADA, UNITED KINGDOM AND NEW ZEALAND.

    THE PURPOSE OF THE REL TO IS TO IDENTIFY CLASSIFIED INFORMATION THAT A PARTY HAS PREDETERMINED TO BE RELEASABLE (OR HAS ALREADY BEEN RELEASED) THROUGH ESTABLISHED FOREIGN DISCLOSURE PROCEDURES AND CHANNELS, TO A FOREIGN COUNTRY OR INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATION.

    The level of co-operation under the UKUSA agreement is so complete that “the national product is often indistinguishable.”

    Another former British spy has said THAT “[C]OOPERATION BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES, PARTICULARLY, IN SIGINT, IS SO CLOSE THAT IT BECOMES VERY DIFFICULT TO KNOW WHO IS DOING WHAT […] IT’S JUST ORGANIZATIONAL MESS.”

    Despite rumours of a “no-spy pact”, there is no prohibition on intelligence-gathering by Five Eyes States on the citizens or residents of other Five Eyes States, although there is a general understanding that citizens will not be directly targeted and where communications are incidentally intercepted there will be an effort to minimize the use and analysis of such communications by the intercepting State.

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    WHO’S IN NSA’S SECRET GLOBAL SPY RING?

    HOW BIG IS NSA’S GLOBAL SPY RING?

    SIMPLY?  “HUGE-MASSIVE”

    WHERE DOES NSA STORE ITS “HUGE” COLLECTION OF SECRET GLOBAL SPYING, NO WORRIES,  REMEMBER, THE NSA YOTTABYTE DATA CENTER IN UTAH WAS UP AND RUNNING THE END OF SEPTEMBER 2014.

    A former British spy has said THAT “COOPERATION BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES, PARTICULARLY, IN SIGINT, IS SO CLOSE

    THAT IT BECOMES VERY DIFFICULT TO KNOW WHO IS DOING WHAT …

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    2013 WIKILEAKS NSA FILES – 2017 WIKILEAKS CIA FILES:  

    WA DC IS IN A DITHER, WHO HAS ACCESS TO U.S.TOP SECRET INTELLIGENCE? WHO’S HACKING? WHO’S LEAKING AMERICAS TOP SECRETS TO THE NEWS PAPERS, THAT THREATEN HOMELAND SECURITY…. INSIDE JOB?  WA DC MUST STOP THE LEAKING?

    INDEED, ALL THINGS CONSIDERED FROM 1947 TO DATE MAR 10, 2017, IT DOES BECOMES VERY DIFFICULT TO KNOW WHO’S DOING WHAT WITH GLOBAL TOP SECRET INTELLIGENCE …

    2013? Are there any other National Security Agency (NSA) SURVEILLANCE ALLIANCES?

    2017  THE CENTRAL INTELLEGENCE AGENCY (CIA) …….

    WikiLeaks CIA files: The 6 biggest spying secrets revealed by the …

    www.independent.co.uk › Lifestyle › Tech › News

    2 days ago – WikiLeaks has released a “HUGE” set of files that it calls “YEAR ZERO” and … The “MASSIVE”  set of documents – over 8000 pages in all – include a …

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     WikiLeaks has released a huge set of files that it calls “Year Zero” which marks  THE 6 BIGGEST SPYING SECRETS REVEALED BY THE RELEASE OF ‘VAULT 7’

    The MASSIVE set of documents – over 8,000 pages in all – include a host of hacking secrets that could embarrass intelligence agencies and the US government, as well as undermining spying efforts across the world.

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    FORTUNATELY FOR AMERICAN CITIZENS PRIVACY INTERNATIONAL HAS HAD THEIR EYES ON THE GLOBAL “HUGE-MASSIVE TOP SECRET SPYING NETWORK.

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    The Five Eyes | Privacy International

    https://www.privacyinternational.org/node/51

    One senior member of Britain’s intelligence community said “When you get a GCHQ … Club of Berne: 17 members including primarily European States; the US is …

    Few documents have been released detailing the Five Eyes surveillance arrangement. To read the documents available, click here for the National Archives and here for the NSA’s release of the UKUSA Agreement.

    Here’s what we do know: under the agreement interception, collection, acquisition, analysis, and decryption is conducted by each of the State parties in their respective parts of the globe, and all intelligence information is shared by default. The agreement is wide in scope and establishes jointly-run operations centres where operatives from multiple intelligence agencies of the Five Eyes States work alongside each other.

    A former British spy has said THAT “COOPERATION BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES, PARTICULARLY, IN SIGINT, IS SO CLOSE

    Mar 11, 2017 The bottom line

    IT BECOMES VERY DIFFICULT TO KNOW WHO IS DOING WHAT …

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    Albert Einstein also said,“Never regard study as a duty but as an enviable opportunity to learn to know the liberating influence of beauty in the realm of the spirit for your own personal joy and to the profit of the community to which your later works belong.”

    Einstein is referring to ones ‘legacy’ and its intended future recipients as being willfully purposed to benefit them on their journey through this gift of life given to us by God” R. Alan Wood

    Indeed..


  • Three Cheers for President Trump

    President Trump announced Saturday he will not be attending this year’s White House Correspondents’ Association dinner.

    “I will not be attending the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner this year. Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!” Trump tweeted.

    PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS MORE IMPORTANT THINGS TO DO,

    Then laughing with his enemies.

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    April 30, 2011 The White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner

    The NOW  President Donald J. Trump was savagely mocked

    by the then, NOW X President Obama.

    Many a Truth was spoken in jest at White House Correspondents’ Association dinner.

    Obama’s jokes at Trump’s expense are even more remarkable in retrospect

    Poetic Justice: Obama is  experiencing a fitting or deserved retribution for his actions.

    OBAMA’S INFAMOUS LAST WORDS

    Obama begins the roasting of Trump, saying: “Donald Trump is here tonight!  (Laughter and applause.)

    Michele Bachmann actually predicted that I would bring about the biblical end of days.  (Laughter.)  Now that’s a legacy!

    Being “Black-ish” only makes you popular for so long.  Trust me.  (Laughter.)  There’s a shelf life to that thing.  (Laughter.)

    Obama said… But all kidding aside, obviously, we all know about your credentials and breadth of experience.  (Laughter.)  For example — no, seriously, but you, Mr. Trump, recognized that the real problem was a lack of leadership

    The Donald. Now he can get to focusing on the issues that matter.

    Obama said….Anyway, being President is never easy. I still have to fix a broken immigration system, issue veto threats, negotiate with Iran -– all while finding time to pray five times a day.  (Laughter.)  Which is strenuous.  (Laughter and applause).

    Obama tells the crowd: “Say what you will about Mr. Trump, he certainly would bring some change to the White House.”

    And these are the kinds of decisions that would keep me up at night.

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    2011 OBAMA ROASTS TRUMP 2016 TRUMP TAKES OBAMA’S JOB

    Poetic Justice: Obama is  experiencing a fitting or deserved retribution for his actions.

    Daily Caller News Foundation

    Robert Donachie

    Finance Reporter
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    Mr. Trump, who appeared unsmiling throughout most of the annual dinner on Saturday night, acknowledged his occasional discomfort (“I am not looking to laugh along with my enemies”) but said he viewed the rough treatment as a measure of the fear he had struck in the Washington establishment.

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    Many have speculated that Obama’s  and Meyer’s remarks at the 2011 White House Correspondents’ Association dinner fueled TRUMP’S  desire to enter the political arena.

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    Seth Meyers infamous last words…

    Donald Trump has been saying he will run for President as a Republican, which is surprising since I just assumed he was running as a joke.

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    Jun 16, 2015 They All Laughed

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

    ▶ 51:15

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

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

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    Jun 16, 2015 They All Laughed

    Posted on November 27, 2016 3:54 pm by Pearl Rains Hewett

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    2011 TRUMP SAID (“I am not looking to laugh along with my enemies”)

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    Oct 25, 2016 President Obama visited Jimmy Kimmel

    President Obama participated in Kimmel’s “Mean Tweets” where guests read the awful things people say about them on Twitter.” but the very last one was from the Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump:

    “President Obama will go down as perhaps the worst president in the history of the United States.” 

    Oct 25, 2016 Obama laughed off Trump’s schoolyard insult and responded, “Well, at least I’ll go down as a president.” Ha!  

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    NOV 11, 2016 DONALD TRUMP MAY HAVE HAD THE LAST LAUGH, since he won the presidency Tuesday Nov. 8 over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

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    FEB 2017 President Trump announced Saturday he will not be attending this year’s White House Correspondents’ Association dinner.

    Poetic Justice: a fitting or deserved retribution for their actions.

    THREE CHEERS FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP

    FEB 26, 2017 WHO’S GOT THE LAST LAUGH NOW..


  • The Power Behind The Thrown?

    The “POWER BEHIND THE THRONE” refers to a person or group that informally exercises the real POWER of a high-ranking office, such as a head of state.

    In this case, The Power Behind the Thrown, are the Establishment’s  POLITICIANS that got thrown out in the 2016 presidential election.

    A Democrat, a Socialist and 16 Republicans from the establishment got thrown out. “BECAUSE AMERICAN VOTERS WANTED THE TRUTH”

    And as America’s voting citizens would have it….

    Donald J. Trump a non-politician  was elected President on Nov 8, 2016.

    Donald J. Trump is my president. He was sworn in on Jan 20, 2017.

    YEP.. A REAL, HONEST TO GOD MAN, SWORE ON A STACK OF BIBLES TO UPHOLD THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

    From June 16, 2015, to date, the attacks on Donald Trump, by the public media in collaboration and  collusion with extreme activists have been horrendous and unceasing.

    Indeed, the establishments Government of politicians was dethroned  By Donald J. Trump
    The power of the liberal public media  was toppled by social media and the power of we the people.

     

    Hard power is the use of military and economic means to influence the behavior or interests of … Hard power contrasts with soft power, which comes from diplomacy, culture and history

    Which lead me to the historic U.S. government establishmented method to ensure the  smooth transition of power, as provide for, and done by our elected Democrat and Republican representative, by voting in the U.S. Congress, for those who consider themselves to be the permanent government of the United States of America. The un-elected  group at the highest level of government, that informally exercises the real POWER of  high-ranking office.

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    VIDEO: Ex-CIA Analyst Says Former Obama Staffers Sabotaging …

    www.thegatewaypundit.com/…/video-ex-cia-analyst-says-former-obama-staffers-sabo

    7 days ago – VIDEO: Ex-CIA Analyst Says Former Obama Staffers Sabotaging President Trump By Withholding Intel. Ryan Saavedra Feb 17th, 2017 9:57 …

    VIDEO: Ex-CIA Analyst Says Former Obama Staffers Sabotaging President Trump By Withholding Intel

    Ex-CIA Analyst Says It’s Time To Clean House

    Earlier this week ex-CIA analyst  Ret. Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer, told Martha MacCallum of Fox News that he thinks that left over members of Obama’s administration are withholding information from the President.

    The interview with MacCallum came as the Wall Street Journal released a report claiming that intelligence officials are purposefully withholding information from President Trump. The Gateway Pundit was one of the first to report on the claims from the WSJ article.

    From The Free Beacon:

    “The problem is this, you have a lot of folks who are either career members of the intelligence community who are skeptical of the current situation or who were at one point political appointees who have burrowed themselves into the infrastructure who are now career intelligence officers,” he said.

    Shaffer said it is evident that there are people who are embedded in the current administration that have retained loyalties to past administrations. This causes them to “[judge] for themselves what they should or should not do regarding intelligence.”

    “The same mentality where you’ve seen people leaking is the same mentality you see people holding information,” he said.

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    Where the same mentality of the U.S. government does most of my business behindmyback.org; behind closed doors.

    My freedom of speech is guaranteed by the first amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

    Please read these documented comments.

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    The Secret Service of Obama’s 7000 (SES)

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    A government of strangers: Executive politics in Washington

    H Heclo – 2011 – books.google.com

    HOW DO POLITICAL APPOINTEES TRY TO GAIN CONTROL OF THE WASHINGTON BUREAUCRACY?

     HOW DO HIGH-RANKING CAREER BUREAUCRATS TRY TO ENSURE ADMINISTRATIVE CONTINUITY?

    THE ANSWERS ARE SOUGHT IN THIS ANALYSIS OF THE RELATIONS BETWEEN APPOINTEES AND BUREAUCRATS that uses the participants’ own words to describe the imperatives they face and the strategies they adopt.

    SHIFTING ATTENTION AWAY FROM THE WELL-PUBLICIZED ACTIONS OF THE PRESIDENT,

    High Heclo

    Cited by 981 Related articles All 2 versions Cite Save More

    Why would an American Citizen that voted for President Donald J. Trump  be concerned about executive politics with a government of strangers?

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    This is a long video, but if we want the truth to be know…

    The Power behind the Throne (The position of power occupied by the …

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=641Oyk3d5HM
    Nov 18, 2015 – Uploaded by PressTV Documentaries

    Investigating into today’s power structure in the UK and the role played by the British monarchy, this eye-opening …

    The bottom line..

    Trump is the President, he has the power and he has options.


  • Pruitt Draining the EPA Swamp?

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

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

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

    A REAL FRENZY INDEED…..

    A temporary madness, in a rage amounting to a FRENZY

    A violent mental or emotional agitation

    Almost weeping in a FRENZY of anxiety …

    Intense usually wild and often disorderly compulsive or agitated activity

    The mob chanted itself into a FRENZY extreme mental agitation

    Wild excitement or derangement.

    A fit or spell of violent mental excitement

     A paroxysm characteristic of or resulting from a mania

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Behind My Back | End the EPA Reign of Terror?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Feb 19, 2017 

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

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

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

    EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt Draining the EPA Swamp?

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

    Check them out….. You decided

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    Current EPA Leadership

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


    EPA Administrator

    Deputy Administrator

    Mike Flynn

    Acting Deputy Administrator Mike Flynn

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    Assistant Administrators

    Office of Administration and Resource Management (OARM)

    Donna Vizian

    Acting Assistant Administrator Donna Vizian

    Office of Air and Radiation (OAR)

    Sarah Dunham

    Acting Assistant Administrator Sarah Dunham

    Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP)

    Wendy Cleland-Hamnett

    Acting Assistant Administator Wendy Cleland-Hamnett

    Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO)

    David Bloom

    Acting Chief Financial Officer David Bloom

    Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA)

    Larry Starfield

    Acting Assistant Administrator Lawrence Starfield

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    Steve Fine

    Steven Fine, Acting Chief Information Officer

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    Kevin Minoli

    Acting General Counsel Kevin S. Minoli

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    Arthur Elkins

    Inspector General Arthur A. Elkins, Jr.

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    Jane Nishida

    Acting Assistant Administrator Jane Nishida

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    Barry Breen

    Acting Assistant Administrator Barry Breen

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    Acting Assistant Administrator Robert Kavlock

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    Mike Shapiro

    Acting Assistant Administrator Michael Shapiro

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    Deborah Szaro

    Acting Regional Administrator Deborah Szaro

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

    Walter Mugdan

    Acting Regional Administrator Walter Mugdan

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

    Cecil Rodrigues

    Acting Regional Administrator Cecil A. Rodrigues

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

    Anne Heard

    Acting Regional Administrator Anne Heard

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

    Robert A. Kaplan

    Acting Regional Administrator Robert A. Kaplan

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

    Samuel Coleman

    Acting Regional Administrator Samuel Coleman

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

    Edward Chu

    Acting Regional Administrator Edward H. Chu

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    Deb Thomas

    Acting Regional Administrator Debra Thomas

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

    Alexis Strauss

    Acting Regional Administrator Alexis Strauss

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

    Michelle Pirzadeh

    Acting Regional Administrator Michelle Pirzadeh

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    Associate Administrators

    Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations (OCIR)

    Robin Richardson

    Acting Associate Administrator Robin Richardson

    Office of Homeland Security (OHS)

    David Kling

    Associate Adminstrator David J. Kling

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    Shannon Kenny

    Acting Associate Administrator Shannon Kenny

    Office of Public Affairs (OPA)

    George Hull

    Acting Associate Administrator George Hull

    Office of Public Engagement and Environmental Education (OPEEE)

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    Key Staff in the Office of the Administrator

    Acting Chief of Staff John Reeder

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    Director of the Office of Administrative and

    Executive Services Reginald E. Allen

    Ruth Etzel

    Director of the Office of Children’s Health Protection

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

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    Acting Director of the Office of Civil Rights Lilian Dorka

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    Director of the Office of the Executive Secretariat Brian Hope

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    Director of the Science Advisory Board

    Staff Office Christopher Zarba

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    Business Utilization Denise Benjamin-Sirmons

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  • Chapter 5: Terrorist Safe Havens

    Chapter 5: Terrorist Safe Havens

     AKA: TERRORIST SANCTUARY’S

    THIS IS Chapter 5: Terrorist Safe Havens (Update to 7120 Report)

    OF THE “COUNTRY REPORTS ON TERRORISM” THE  407 PAGE DOCUMENT AS PROVIDED TO PRESIDENT TRUMP, HIS APPOINTED AND THE FULL CONGRESS, BY THE DEPT. OF STATE 

    Country Reports on Terrorism 2015 (PDF)

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    Chapter 5: Terrorist Safe Havens (Update to 7120 Report)

    Terrorist safe havens described in this report include ungoverned, under-governed, or ill-governed physical areas where terrorists are able to organize, plan, raise funds, communicate, recruit, train, transit, and operate in relative security because of inadequate governance capacity, political will, or both.

    As defined by section 2656f(d) of Title 22 of the U.S. Code, the term “TERRORIST SANCTUARY” or “SANCTUARY” excludes the territory of a country the government of which is subject to a determination under section 2405(j)(1)(A) of the Appendix to Title 50; section 2371(a) of Title 22; or section 2780(d) of Title 22–

    The focus of this posting on my website is what President Trump knows, what some federal, state, elected representative, and appointed judges CHOOSE TO IGNORE and what American citizen should know.

     WHO KNEW, KNOWS AND CARES? ABOUT  INDIGENOUS NATIVES AND TRANSNATIONAL TERRORIST GROUPS “EXTENDING OR OPERATING ACROSS NATIONAL BOUNDARIES? 

     WHO KNEW, KNOWS AND CARES? ABOUT THE POROUS BORDERS, THE TERRORIST SAFE HAVENS, AKA “TERRORIST SANCTUARY” THAT THREATEN THE SECURITY AND SAFETY OF AMERICA’S HOMELAND

     WHO KNEW, KNOWS AND CARES?

    PRESIDENT DONALD. J. TRUMP, HIS APPOINTEES , THE GOP CONGRESS, THE MILLIONS OF AMERICAN CITIZENS THAT VOTED FOR DONALD  J. TRUMP….

    AND, AS A CONCERNED AMERICAN GRANDMOTHER, I CARE ABOUT THE FUTURE OF MY GRAND CHILDREN. 

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    AND… THE STATE SPONSORS OF TERRORISM. ACCORDINGLY, INFORMATION REGARDING IRAN, SUDAN, AND SYRIA CAN BE FOUND IN CHAPTER 3, STATE SPONSORS OF TERRORISM.

    Chapter 3: State Sponsors of Terrorism Overview

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    snippets ON TERRORIST SANCTUARY COUNTRY’S

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    THESE AREAS ALLOWED THE GROUP’S OPERATIVES TO CONTINUE EXPLOITING THE POROUS BORDER REGIONS

    THE LACK OF GOVERNMENT CONTROL ACROSS LARGE PORTIONS OF ITS TERRITORY AND POROUS BORDERS MAKES PREVENTING THE FLOW VERY DIFFICULT.

    THE TERRORIST ORGANIZATION MANAGED TO ESTABLISH NEW SAFE HAVENS FROM WHERE IT PLANNED AND LAUNCHED ATTACKS AGAINST GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, AMISOM BASES, AND SOFT TARGETS IN KENYA AND OTHER PARTS OF THE REGION.

    THE EXPANSE REMAINED DIFFICULT TO CONTROL. SURVEILLANCE IMPROVED BUT REMAINED PARTIAL AT BEST, AND TRADITIONAL SMUGGLING AND PIRACY GROUPS HAVE PROVIDED AN EFFECTIVE COVER FOR TERRORIST ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING THE MOVEMENT OF PERSONNEL, EQUIPMENT, AND FUNDS. KIDNAPPINGS FOR RANSOM REMAINED AN ONGOING THREAT.

    THERE ARE UNGOVERNED, UNDER-GOVERNED, AND ILL-GOVERNED AREAS  THAT TERRORIST GROUPS HAVE USED TO ORGANIZE, PLAN, RAISE FUNDS, COMMUNICATE, RECRUIT, TRAIN, AND OPERATE IN RELATIVE SECURITY

    THESE AREAS ALLOWED THE GROUP’S OPERATIVES TO CONTINUE EXPLOITING THE POROUS BORDER REGIONS BETWEEN KENYA AND SOMALIA AND LAUNCH DEADLY CROSS-BORDER ATTACKS.

    SOUTHEAST ASIA IS VULNERABLE TO EXPLOITATION BY ILLICIT TRAFFICKERS AND PROLIFERATORS GIVEN THE HIGH VOLUME OF GLOBAL TRADE TRANSITING THE REGION AS WELL AS THE EXISTENCE OF SMUGGLING AND PROLIFERATION NETWORKS. WEAK STRATEGIC TRADE CONTROLS, LEGAL AND REGULATORY FRAMEWORKS, INADEQUATE MARITIME LAW ENFORCEMENT AND SECURITY CAPABILITIES

    2015, THE UNITED STATES CONTINUED TO WORK WITH THE GOVERNMENT OF THE PHILIPPINES TO MONITOR AND INVESTIGATE GROUPS ENGAGED IN OR SUPPORTING TERRORIST ACTIVITIES IN THE PHILIPPINES

    THE GOVERNMENT OF EGYPT VIEWS TERRORISM AS ONE OF THE COUNTRY’S GREATEST THREATS

    THE NORTHERN SINAI WAS CLOSED OFF TO TOURISTS, JOURNALISTS, U.S. GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, AND NGOS IN 2015.

    ISIL-SP HAS CLAIMED RESPONSIBILITY FOR INCREASINGLY FREQUENT AND SOPHISTICATED TERRORIST ATTACKS AGAINST EGYPTIAN FORCES

    ISIL USED THE TERRITORY UNDER ITS CONTROL IN 2015 TO PRODUCE SULFUR MUSTARD AND IEDS FILLED WITH CHLORINE

    DUE TO SECURITY CONDITIONS IN IRAQ, THE EXPORT CONTROL AND RELATED BORDER SECURITY (EXBS) PROGRAM HAS HAD DIFFICULTY IMPLEMENTING OUTREACH ACTIVITIES.

    THE GOVERNMENT TOOK NO ACTION IN 2015 TO DISARM HIZBALLAH, TO ELIMINATE ITS SAFE HAVENS WITHIN LEBANESE TERRITORY, OR TO PREVENT THE FLOW OF HIZBALLAH MEMBERS TO SYRIA OR IRAQ. UNGOVERNED AREAS ALONG THE UN-DEMARCATED LEBANESE-SYRIAN BORDER ALSO SERVED AS SAFE HAVENS FOR NUSRAH FRONT, THE ISLAMIC STATE OF IRAQ AND THE LEVANT, AND OTHER SUNNI TERRORIST GROUPS IN 2015, WHICH OPERATE IN MOUNTAINOUS, MOSTLY UNINHABITED ZONES WHERE THE GOVERNMENT HAS LIMITED REACH.

    ITS POROUS BORDERS MAKE THE COUNTRY VULNERABLE FOR USE AS A TRANSIT AND TRANSSHIPMENT HUB FOR PROLIFERATION-SENSITIVE TRANSFERS, PARTICULARLY WITH THE CONFLICT IN SYRIA

    LIBYA’S POROUS BORDERS, FRAGMENTED SECURITY FORCES, AND VAST UNGOVERNED TERRITORY HAVE MADE IT A PERMISSIVE ENVIRONMENT FOR TERRORIST GROUPS such as Ansar al-Shari’a Benghazi, Ansar al-Shari’a Darnah, al-Qa’ida in the Islamic Maghreb, al-Murabitoun, and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Due to the inability of the Libyan government to effectively administer its territory, terrorist organizations have found safe havens primarily in Sirte, Darnah, Benghazi, and Sabratha, although violent extremist groups operate with impunity throughout Libya

    THE GOVERNMENT FAILED TO ELIMINATE TERRORIST SAFE HAVENS IN LIBYA IN 2015, AND HAS BEEN UNABLE TO PREVENT FLOWS OF FOREIGN TERRORIST FIGHTERS IN AND OUT OF ITS TERRITORY. TERRORIST TRAINING CAMPS AND FACILITATION NETWORKS EXIST THROUGHOUT LIBYA; LOCAL TRIBES AND MINORITY GROUPS FREQUENTLY SERVE AS FACILITATORS

    THERE ARE INDICATIONS THAT FOREIGN TERRORIST FIGHTERS ARE BEGINNING TO RETURN TO LIBYA OR CHOOSING TO STAY IN LIBYA TO FIGHT THERE, INCREASING CONCERNS THAT LIBYA HAS BECOME A BATTLEFIELD FOR VIOLENT EXTREMIST GROUPS SUCH AS ISIL.

    YEMEN. THROUGHOUT 2015, AL-QA’IDA IN THE ARABIAN PENINSULA (AQAP) AND ISIL-YEMEN EXPLOITED THE POLITICAL AND SECURITY VACUUM TO STRENGTHEN THEIR FOOTHOLD AND EXPAND RECRUITING INSIDE THE COUNTRY.

    COLOMBIA, ILLEGAL ARMED GROUPS, PRIMARILY KNOWN AS “BANDAS CRIMINALES,” CONTINUED TO USE THE “POROUS BORDER”, REMOTE MOUNTAIN AREAS, AND JUNGLES TO MANEUVER, TRAIN, CULTIVATE AND TRANSPORT NARCOTICS, OPERATE ILLEGAL MINES, “TAX” THE LOCAL POPULACE, AND ENGAGE IN OTHER ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES.

    VENEZUELA’S “POROUS BORDER” WITH COLOMBIA HAS MADE THE COUNTRY ATTRACTIVE TO THE REVOLUTIONARY ARMED FORCES OF COLOMBIA AND THE NATIONAL LIBERATION ARMY, WHO USE IT TO TRANSIT IN AND OUT OF ITS TERRITORY. THERE WERE CREDIBLE REPORTS THAT VENEZUELA MAINTAINED A PERMISSIVE ENVIRONMENT THAT ALLOWED FOR SUPPORT OF ACTIVITIES THAT BENEFITED KNOWN TERRORIST GROUPS.

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     WHO KNEW, KNOWS AND CARES? ABOUT”INDIGENOUS NATIVES AND TRANSNATIONAL TERRORIST GROUPS “EXTENDING OR OPERATING ACROSS NATIONAL BOUNDARIES”? 

     WHO KNEW, KNOWS AND CARES? ABOUT THE POROUS BORDERS, THE TERRORIST SAFE HAVENS, AKA “TERRORIST SANCTUARY” THAT THREATEN THE SECURITY AND SAFETY OF AMERICA’S HOMELAND

    PRESIDENT DONALD. J. TRUMP, HIS APPOINTEES , THE GOP CONGRESS,

    THE MILLIONS OF AMERICAN CITIZENS THAT VOTED FOR DONALD  J. TRUMP….

    AND, AS A CONCERNED AMERICAN GRANDMOTHER, I CARE ABOUT THE FUTURE OF MY GRAND CHILDREN. 

    Chapters

    Chapter 1. Strategic Assessment
    Chapter 2. Country Reports: Africa Overview
    Chapter 2. Country Reports: East Asia and Pacific Overview
    Chapter 2. Country Reports: Europe Overview
    Chapter 2. Country Reports: Middle East and North Africa Overview
    Chapter 2. Country Reports: South and Central Asia Overview
    Chapter 2. Country Reports: Western Hemisphere Overview
    Chapter 3: State Sponsors of Terrorism Overview
    Chapter 4: The Global Challenge of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, or Nuclear (CBRN) Terrorism
    Chapter 5: Terrorist Safe Havens (Update to 7120 Report)
    Chapter 6. Foreign Terrorist Organizations
    Chapter 7. Legislative Requirements and Key Terms