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  • Closing a Civil War Chapter June 4, 1914?

    Address in which President Wilson accepted the Monument in Memory of the Confederate Dead, at Arlington National Cemetery, June 4, 1914.

    President Wilson  “My privilege is this, ladies and gentlemen:

    TO DECLARE THIS CHAPTER IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES CLOSED AND ENDED,

    and I bid you turn with me with your faces to the future, quickened by the memories of the past, but with nothing to do with the contests of the past, knowing, as we have shed our blood upon opposite sides, we now face and admire one another”

    But,  no process can work these effects unless there is a conducting medium. The conducting medium in this instance is the united heart of a great people.

    Why should President Trump  protect America’s cultural heritage?

    Who’s digging up bones on what was declared a closed and ended chapter on the civil war  in  the United States,  June 4, 1914,

    And, Who is responsible for creating an UN-CIVIL WAR over 103 years later?

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    Address in which President Wilson accepted the Monument in Memory of the Confederate Dead, at Arlington National Cemetery, June 4, 1914.

    Closing a Chapter June 4, 1914

    Mr. Chairman, Mrs. McLaurin Stevens, Ladies and Gentlemen:

    I ASSURE YOU THAT I AM PROFOUNDLY AWARE OF THE SOLEMN SIGNIFICANCE OF THE THING THAT HAS NOW TAKEN PLACE. The Daughters of the Confederacy have presented a memorial of their dead to the Government of the United States.

    I HOPE THAT YOU HAVE NOTED THE HISTORY OF THE CONCEPTION OF THIS IDEA.

    IT WAS SUGGESTED BY A PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES WHO HAD HIMSELF BEEN A DISTINGUISHED OFFICER IN THE UNION ARMY.

    IT WAS AUTHORIZED BY AN ACT OF CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES.

    THE CORNER-STONE OF THE MONUMENT WAS LAID BY A PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES elevated to his position by the votes of the party which had chiefly prided itself upon sustaining the war for the Union,

    AND WHO, WHILE SECRETARY OF WAR, HAD HIMSELF GIVEN AUTHORITY TO ERECT IT.

    And, now, it has fallen to my lot to accept in the name of the great Government, which I am privileged for the time to represent, THIS EMBLEM OF A REUNITED PEOPLE.

     I am not so much happy as proud to participate in this capacity on such an occasion, proud that I should represent such a people. Am I mistaken, ladies and gentlemen, in supposing that nothing of this sort could have occurred in anything but a democracy?

    The people of a democracy are not related to their rulers as subjects are related to a government.

    They are themselves the sovereign authority, and as they are neighbors of each other, quickened by the same influences and moved by the same motives, they can understand each other.

    They are shot through with some of the deepest and profoundest instincts of human sympathy. They choose their governments; they select their rulers; they live their own life, and they will not have that life disturbed and discolored by fraternal misunderstandings.

    I know that a reuniting of spirits like this can take place more quickly in our time than in any other because men are now united by an easier transmission of those influences which make up the foundations of peace and of mutual understanding, but no process can work these effects unless there is a conducting medium.

    The conducting medium in this instance is the united heart of a great people. I am not going to detain you by trying to repeat any of the eloquent thoughts which have moved us this afternoon, for I rejoice in the simplicity of the task which is assigned to me.

    My privilege is this, ladies and gentlemen: To declare this chapter in the history of the United States closed and ended, and I bid you turn with me with your faces to the future, quickened by the memories of the past, but with nothing to do with the contests of the past, knowing, as we have shed our blood upon opposite sides, we now face and admire one another.

    I do not know how many years ago it was that the Century Dictionary was published, but I remember one day in the Century Cyclopedia of Names I had occasion to turn to the name of Robert E. Lee, and I found him there in that book published in New York City simply described as a great American general.

    The generosity of our judgments did not begin to-day.

    The generosity of our judgment was made up soon after this great struggle was over.

    Men came and sat together again in the Congress and united in all the efforts of peace and of government, and our solemn duty is to see that each one of us is in his own consciousness and in his own conduct a replica of this great reunited people.

    It is our duty and our privilege to be like the country we represent and, speaking no word of malice, no word of criticism even, stand shoulder to shoulder to lift the burdens of mankind in the future and show the paths of freedom to all the world.

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    Societies have long sought to protect and preserve their cultural heritage, for reasons ranging from education to historical research to the desire to reinforce a sense of identity. In TIMES OF WAR AND CONFLICT, CULTURAL IDENTITY AND CULTURAL HERITAGE BECOME ALL THE MORE IMPORTANT.

    Destroying cultural heritage: more than just material damage | British …

    https://www.britishcouncil.org/…/destroying-cultural-heritage-more-just-material-dam…

    Aug 24, 2015 – Buildings, monuments and symbols of culture that speak of shared … and using explosives to destroy the ancient city of Nimrud in Iraq. …. References to pre-Islamic history that could distract the faithful are therefore anathema.

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    THE MENTALITY OF THOSE DESTROYING CULTURAL HERITAGE?

    What are the main recent examples of this type of destruction?

    TWO EXAMPLES IMMEDIATELY SPRING TO MIND. The first is Palmyra, the world heritage site and ancient city in the Syrian desert, which has this year fallen into the hands of ‘DAESH’/ ‘ISLAMIC STATE’ (HENCEFORTH: ISIL). THE OTHER IS THE TALIBAN’S DESTRUCTION of the Buddhas of Bamiyan in Afghanistan in 2001.

    BUILDINGS, MONUMENTS AND SYMBOLS OF CULTURE THAT SPEAK OF SHARED ROOTS ACQUIRE AN INCREASED SIGNIFICANCE.

    ACCORDINGLY, THEY CAN BECOME TARGETS OF VIOLENT AND OPPRESSIVE ACTION THAT SEEKS TO DESTROY THE SYMBOLS valued by enemies or the iconography associated with alternative faiths and traditions.

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    Closing a Civil War Chapter June 4, 1914?

    AUG 17, 2017, WHO’S STARTING AN UN-CIVIL WAR?

    WHO’S DESTROYING AMERICA’S CULTURAL HERITAGE?

    SEVERAL EXAMPLE IMMEDIATELY SPRING TO MIND IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

     THE CURRENT MOST VIOLENT ACTION THAT SEEK TO DESTROY THE SYMBOLS OF AMERICAN CULTURAL MONUMENTS  et al.?

    Charlottesville officials: 1 dead, 19 injured after crash near ‘Unite the …

    www.cnn.com/2017/08/12/us/charlottesville-white-nationalists-rally/index.html

    5 days ago – Charlottesville, Virginia (CNN) One person was killed and 19 were hurt when a speeding car slammed into a throng of counterprotesters in …

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    List of destroyed heritage – Wikipedia

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_destroyed_heritage

    Cultural heritage can be subdivided into two types – tangible and intangible heritage. …. THE MOST DRASTIC EXAMPLE OF DESTRUCTION OF CULTURAL MONUMENTS, art objects and …. In addition, numerous ancient and medieval sites and artifacts, including the ….

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    America’s Cultural heritage we should also include the slightly less material things, i.e., stories, poems, plays, recipes, customs, fashions, designs, music, songs and ceremonies of a place, as cultural heritage. These are vital expressions of a culture and just as important.

    Billy Hallowell Jun 25, 2012 11:52 am

    Today Marks the 50th Anniversary of the Prayer Ban in Public Schools …

    www.theblaze.com/…/today-marks-the-50th-anniversary-of-the-prayer-ban-in-public-sc…

    Jun 25, 2012 – School should be about mathematics, history (I have no problem with teaching ….. Athiests are smarter than us kooky religious folk, just ask them. ….. they want to force religion upon, to a captive audience away from their parents. ….. Taking schools completely out of government hands would be even less …

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    Somebody should do something about that, and Donald J. Trump thought… I am an American somebody and I can do something about that.

    Presidential Executive Order Promoting Free Speech and Religious …

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/…/presidential-executive-order-promoting-free-speech-a…

    May 4, 2017 – Presidential Executive Order Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty … vigorously enforce Federal law’s robust protections for religious freedom. … Federal law protects the freedom of Americans and their organizations to exercise religion and participate fully in civic life without … DONALD J. TRUMP.

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    The judgment was made up soon after the great civil struggle was over.

    DONALD J TRUMP WAS ELECTED PRESIDENT NOV 8, 2016

    DONALD J TRUMP WAS SWORN IN ON JAN 20, 2017

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    In 1914, Men came and sat together again in the Congress and united in all the efforts of peace and of government, and our solemn duty is to see that each one of us is in his own consciousness and in his own conduct a replica of this great reunited people.

    It is our duty and our privilege to be like the country we represent and, speaking no word of malice, no word of criticism even, stand shoulder to shoulder to lift the burdens of mankind in the future and show the paths of freedom to all the world.

    IN 2016-2017 NOT SO MUCH!


  • June 22, 2017 DOI New Federal Indian Policy?

    People send me stuff….

    Thanks to Liz Bowen this Indian news is getting around in cyberspace

    News from Klamath Basin Crisis.org 8-11-17

    Aug 12, 2017

    On June 22, 2017, the Department of Interior published a “Notice of Regulatory Reform” with an open public comment period on the Indian Reorganization Act .

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    Federal Indian Policy: “Mom Always Liked YOU best!”

    https://www.thenewamerican.com/…/26600-federal-indian-policy-mom-always-liked-…

    Jul 31, 2017Federal Indian Policy: “Mom Always Liked YOU best!” It’s 83 years late in coming, but at long last the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934 (IRA) is …

    full text below….

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    Thanks to Liz Bowen this Indian news is getting around in cyberspace

    News from Klamath Basin Crisis.org 8-11-17

    Aug 12, 2017

    Klamath Basin Crisis.org

    KBC News

    SEND COMMENTS NOW!!! Federal Indian Policy: “Mom Always Liked YOU best!”, Elaine Willman for New American, posted to KBC 8/11/17. “It’s 83 years late in coming, but at long last the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934 (IRA) is finally getting its first-ever review, and hopefully serious reform. IRA (48 stat. 984) forms the backbone of federal Indian policy across the country and has been extended, expanded, and abused far beyond the original intent of Congress…Johnny’s governments (tribes) may directly finance political parties, incumbents, or candidate election officials.

    Jimmy’s government may not.

    Johnny’s businesses are all tax-exempt and growing enormously. Jimmy’s businesses are taxed to the max. Johnny’s government members can hold elected office anywhere across the country, passing land use and taxation laws upon Jimmy that do not apply to Johnny. Johnny has priority over most of the river and water systems throughout the Western states because Johnny was here first, and Jimmy’s needs don’t matter — he shouldn’t exist.”   Willman’s Biography

    www.klamathbasincrisis.org

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

    www.thiswestisourwest.com/

    On June 22, 2017, the Department of Interior published a “Notice of Regulatory Reform” with an open public comment period on the Indian Reorganization Act .

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    Presidential Executive Order on Reducing Regulation and Controlling …

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/…/2017/…/presidential-executive-order-reducing-regulati…

    Jan 30, 2017Presidential Executive Order 12291 on Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs … (b) For fiscal year 2017, which is in progress, the heads of all agencies are directed that the total incremental … DONALD J. TRUMP.

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    The good news is that on June 22, 2017, the Department of Interior published a “Notice of Regulatory Reform” with an open public comment period on the Indian Reorganization Act (IRA) and four other major federal statutes.

    The Notice reads: “This document also provides an overview of Interior’s approach for implementing the regulatory reform initiative to alleviate unnecessary burdens placed on the American people.”

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    UNNECESSARY BURDENS PLACED ON THE AMERICAN PEOPLE?

    Jan 23, 2015 – In 2013, A FEDERAL JUDGE ordered Washington state to replace nearly 1,000 culverts that block or impede fish passage along Western … it could cost WA State Taxpayers about $2.4 billion to replace

    IS $2.4 BILLION TO REPLACE FISH CULVERTS AN UNNECESSARY  BURDEN PLACED ON WA STATE TAXPAYERS?

    May 19, 2017 – “Fixing fish-blocking culverts under state roads will open up … COURT’S DECISION FORCES THE STATE TO SPEND BILLIONS TO REPLACE CULVERTS…

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    UNNECESSARY BURDENS PLACED ON THE AMERICAN CITIZENS?

    THE TAKING OF TAXPAYERS WATER IN WASHINGTON STATE, OREGON AND CALIFORNIA

    Behind My Back | High, Dry and Destitute

    www.behindmyback.org/2015/02/01/high-dry-and-destitute/

    Feb 1, 2015 – High, Dry and Destitute WA State citizens, private property owners and … category and have previously been posted on “behindmyback.org”.

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    full unedited text….

    News from Klamath Basin Crisis.org 8-11-17

    Aug 12, 2017

    Klamath Basin Crisis.orgKBC NewsSEND COMMENTS NOW!!! Federal Indian Policy: “Mom Always Liked YOU best!”, Elaine Willman for New American, posted to KBC 8/11/17. “It’s 83 years late in coming, but at long last the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934 (IRA) is finally getting its first-ever review, and hopefully serious reform. IRA (48 stat. 984) forms the backbone of federal Indian policy across the country and has been extended, expanded, and abused far beyond the original intent of Congress…Johnny’s governments (tribes) may directly finance political parties, incumbents, or candidate election officials.

    Jimmy’s government may not.

    Johnny’s businesses are all tax-exempt and growing enormously. Jimmy’s businesses are taxed to the max. Johnny’s government members can hold elected office anywhere across the country, passing land use and taxation laws upon Jimmy that do not apply to Johnny. Johnny has priority over most of the river and water systems throughout the Western states because Johnny was here first, and Jimmy’s needs don’t matter — he shouldn’t exist.”   Willman’s Biography

    www.klamathbasincrisis.org

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    full unedited text….

    Monday, 31 July 2017

    FEDERAL INDIAN POLICY: “MOM ALWAYS LIKED YOU BEST!”

    Written by  Elaine D. Willman

    It’s 83 years late in coming, but at long last the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934 (IRA) is finally getting its first-ever review, and hopefully serious reform. IRA (48 stat. 984) forms the backbone of federal Indian policy across the country and has been extended, expanded, and abused far beyond the original intent of Congress.

    In order to understand IRA and its major impacts on America, let me share an analogy. Imagine an American household with a single mom and a couple of sons, Johnny and Jimmy. One day Mom calls the family together to make an announcement. “Johnny, you were here first; Jimmy you were here second. Therefore, Johnny, you are more valuable and important than your brother. And Jimmy, you have intruded upon Johnny’s room, his life and his world, so a big chunk of everything you earn from now on and forever will be given to me, Mom, and I will redirect your earnings to Johnny. You really don’t belong here, Jimmy, because you were here second.”

    This is exactly what has been happening in our country for 83 years. Since the Tribes (Johnny) tell the government (Mom) that they were here first, the non-tribal inhabitants (Jimmy) have become second-class citizens.

    The mantra foisted upon Americans for decades is, “We were here first; you stole our land.” Neither is true. But even if it were true, the response as of 1789 should have been, “So what?” That was the way of the world in the 1600s under the Doctrine of Discovery. Life changed on this continent in September 1789.

    One could hardly call the poor souls arriving on the Mayflower and other ships to establish a new life on this continent, conquerors. They had fled religious oppression under a tyrannical king, and were seeking liberty, religious and individual freedom. These were the seeds that became the Great American Experiment. But for that “transgression,” apparently, Americans are to be forever damned.

    In my analogy, Mom is our Mother Country. Imagine that Mom’s folks come to visit their grandsons and discover the new household rules. Mom’s folks, representing our Founders, would be astonished. The seeds planted in the early 1600s by arrivals from Europe gave birth to the Framers of our Constitution and our republican form of government. Regardless of historical decisions, some right, some wrong, the reality is that the United States of America, as of September 1789, is our government, inclusive of the now 50 separate and sovereign states. Revisionist history has been common practice for far too long, but the actual reversal of history occurring today is the slumbering thunder creeping across this country.

    There is no tribal sovereignty recognized in the U.S. Constitution, but such sovereignty (just like Jimmy paying perpetual debt to Johnny) has acquired a power beyond the Constitution’s declared sovereign authority of individual citizens and states. States such as Washington, Montana, Idaho, and some Midwestern states have continually relinquished their state authority in deference to all tribal whims. Many states have created de facto “trust” relationships with tribes where none existed; only the federal government has a court ordered (but not constitutional) “trust” relationship with their “dependent wards — Indian tribes.”

    Johnny’s governments (tribes) may directly finance political parties, incumbents, or candidate election officials. Jimmy’s government may not. Johnny’s businesses are all tax-exempt and growing enormously. Jimmy’s businesses are taxed to the max. Johnny’s government members can hold elected office anywhere across the country, passing land use and taxation laws upon Jimmy that do not apply to Johnny. Johnny has priority over most of the river and water systems throughout the Western states because Johnny was here first, and Jimmy’s needs don’t matter — he shouldn’t exist.

    There is a wondrous Statue of Liberty in New York harbor that welcomes all to come, as the early Jamestown settlers, legally to the United States. We are a country forged and thriving by “intruders” from all over the world. Our republican form of government does not classify those who were here first as superior, nor does it distinguish a priority between the person naturalized yesterday as a full American citizen and the child born here five minutes ago. But federal Indian policy requires perpetual debt and shame for all who came second.

    And now we take a deeper look at the Indian Reorganization Act and its impact on the lives of American citizens. In 2009, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Carcieri v Salazar that IRA was intended to reorganize only those tribes on existing reservations and “now under federal jurisdiction” in June 1934. There were only some 65-70 actual Indian reservations in the United States in 1934. Therefore, the IRA was to reorganize only those 65-70 tribes, and no more. The Carcieri ruling was a political earthquake.

    The Department of Interior and Bureau of Indian Affairs have not just reorganized reservations in existence in 1934; they have federally recognized a current total of 567 tribal governments, each acquiring and expanding their reservations, each receiving tax exemptions, and each receiving money from Jimmy (“second-class” citizens).

    The response to Carcieri under the Obama administration was to utterly ignore it, along with other Supreme Court rulings where the High Court rolled back tribal governing authority, replacing state sovereign authority.

    The good news is that on June 22, 2017, the Department of Interior published a “Notice of Regulatory Reform” with an open public comment period on the Indian Reorganization Act (IRA) and four other major federal statutes. The Notice reads: “This document also provides an overview of Interior’s approach for implementing the regulatory reform initiative to alleviate unnecessary burdens placed on the American people.”

    No doubt Johnny’s 567 tribal governments and the entire Indian industry will be weighing in with their comments to legitimize and further expand decades of IRA unauthorized overreach.

    This is our very first opportunity to truly confront the erroneous and detrimental policies that one ethnicity that was here “first” is superior to all others in this country because all other ethnicities are intruders on this continent, and that communalism, socialism, and tribalism is preferable to individual liberty.

    It is imperative that states, counties, towns, and Jimmy — who lives within an Indian reservation — describe their “burden” at this time. If Jimmy stays silent, Jimmy’s wallet will continue to be annually poached for the expansion of tribalism as a governing system, replacing our constitutional republic form of government.

    Please get your comments on the record to the Department of Interior in one of two ways:

    1) Submit comments to the federal “eRulemaking Portal,” www.regulations.gov. In the Search box, enter the appropriate document number (DOI-2017-0003-0002). Or,

    2) Mail a hard-copy of your comments to: Office of the Executive Secretariat, ATTN: Reg. Reform; U.S. Department of Interior; 1859 C Street NW. MailStop 7328; Washington, DC 20240.

    All other Americans are up against 567 tribal governments with 400 more waiting in the wings for their recognition (not “reorganization”). How long must Jimmy owe his older brother who was here “first” and who seldom says “thank you,” and never says “enough”?

    I am not a secondary American citizen. Are you?

    Image: screenshots of advertisements at indiangaming.com

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  • DOI NPS ONP ARAMARK J-1 Visa Holders?

    DEPT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)

    NATIONAL PARK SERVICE (NPS)

    OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK (ONP)

    AND, ARAMARK J-1 Visa Holders

    THE EXCHANGE VISITOR VISA (J-1) IS A NON-IMMIGRANT VISA ISSUED BY THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE THAT PROVIDES “COUNTLESS OPPORTUNITIES” FOR INTERNATIONAL CANDIDATES LOOKING TO TRAVEL AND GAIN EXPERIENCE IN THE UNITED STATES.

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    August 01, 2017 What ARAMARK did  with J-1 Visa Holders at Lake Quinault Lodge was just the tip of the iceberg. 16 JOBS TAKEN FROM OUR DEPRESSED LOCAL COMMUNITY WHERE FEW ARE WORKING.

    Same day,  QUESTIONING, What ARAMARK has done with J-1 Visa Holders at Lake Crescent Lodge?

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    August 9, 2017 QUESTIONING EVERYTHING ARAMARK

     I stopped at the at the ONP Fairholme Store, Fairholme Campground … What has ARAMARK done  with J-1 Visa holders, at the fairly large ONP campground, ideally situated near the water and with direct access to Lake Crescent, an Olympic National Park Service?

    This is what happened about 12 noon on Wed August 9, 2017.

    A kid wearing a ARAMARK tee shirt was coming out the back door of the Fairholme Store.

    I said, Excuse me, do you have a restroom?

    He said, yes but it’s out of order.

    Are there any other restrooms?

    Yes, he said, in the campground, go up there (west) and turn right.

    I said, And pay $30.00 just to go to the bathroom?

    No, he said, you can just sneak in…..

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    Really, I’LL just sneak into an ONP CAMPGROUND, in my car with  SIX TRUMP BUMPER STICKERS? (and not get a ticket?)

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    That did it… I asked, are you an American Citizen?

    He said YES.

    I mentioned foreign visa workers, Lake Quinault Lodge hired 16 of them?

    He said Do you mean J-1 Visa workers (So, I finally know what they are), what’s wrong with that?

    Wrong? I said, American citizens need work.

    He said, I never thought of that…

    I asked how many of them are there?

    The very nice kid said, OH,THERE ARE LOTS OF THEM.

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    So, what can I DOCUMENT?

    The J-1 Exchange Visitor Program was created in 1961 as part of THE FULBRIGHT-HAYES ACT

    AND,  FOR OTHER PURPOSES 1961-1971-2017?

    THERE ARE 15 CATEGORIES OF THE J-1 VISA, OF WHICH CULTURAL VISTAS IS A DESIGNATED PROGRAM SPONSOR FOR THREE: INTERN, TEACHER, AND TRAINEE EXCHANGES.

    CULTURAL VISTAS ALSO HOLDS SPECIAL DESIGNATIONS THROUGH WHICH IT SPONSORS INDIVIDUALS PARTICIPATING IN THE IAESTE program AND THE Work, English Study, Travel (WEST) program. MOREOVER, IN 2015, CULTURAL VISTAS WAS AMONG SELECT ORGANIZATIONS TO BE DESIGNATED AS A SPONSOR OF THE NEW U.S.-Mexico Internship Exchange Program

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    THE FULBRIGHT-HAYES ACT?

    THE ACT’S TITLE WAS DISARMINGLY SIMPLE: “…to amend the Surplus Property Act of 1944 to designate the Department of State as the disposal agency for surplus property outside the United States, its Territories and possessions, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.”

    The “OTHER PURPOSES” consisted of an ingenious marriage of necessity and IDEALISM. THERE WAS THE NECESSITY OF DIVESTING OURSELVES BY THE SALE ABROAD OF SURPLUS WAR PROPERTIES FOR NONCONVERTIBLE CURRENCIES RATHER THAN SCARCE DOLLARS.

    THE IDEALISM involved using a portion of the proceeds to enable Americans to learn and understand more about other countries, and the citizens of those countries to learn and understand more about us.

    An early history of the Fulbright Program,

    EXCERPTED FROM CAREER SENIOR FOREIGN SERVICE ( SES) OFFICER DONALD B. COOK’S HISTORY OF THE PROGRAM,

    written for the 1971 J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board’s annual report,

    The J-1 Exchange Visitor Program was created in 1961 as part of the Fulbright-Hayes Act, a public law written to “INCREASE MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE PEOPLE OF THE OTHER COUNTRIES THROUGH EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL EXCHANGES.” The U.S. Department of State has authority over the J-1 program.

    Under the Fulbright-Hays Act, the exchanges under the supervision of the Fulbright Scholarship Board were further extended geographically. BY 1971, THERE WAS SOME FORM OF ACADEMIC EXCHANGE WITH 100 COUNTRIES. Today, Fulbright operates in over 155 countries in all world regions.

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    AUG 10, 2017 I’M LOOKING FOR THE PART WHERE ACADEMIC AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE FOR FOREIGN STUDENTS, CHANGED TO  AMERICAN JOBS BEING  GRABBED AND GIVEN TO VISA (J-1) WORKERS AND TAKEN AWAY FROM AMERICAN CITIZENS?

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    THE EXCHANGE VISITOR VISA (J-1) IS A NON-IMMIGRANT VISA THAT PROVIDES “COUNTLESS OPPORTUNITIES” (LOTS OF THEM) FOR INTERNATIONAL CANDIDATES (LOTS OF THEM) LOOKING TO TRAVEL AND (LOTS OF THEM) GAIN EXPERIENCE IN THE UNITED STATES.

    THE EXCHANGE VISITOR VISA (J-1) IS A NON-IMMIGRANT VISA ISSUED BY THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE.

    THE LAST TWO SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE WERE HILARY CLINTON AND JOHN KERRY APPOINTED BY OBAMA.

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     THE EXCHANGE VISITOR VISA (J-1) IS A NON-IMMIGRANT VISA THAT PROVIDES “COUNTLESS OPPORTUNITIES” (LOTS OF THEM) FOR INTERNATIONAL CANDIDATES (LOTS OF THEM) LOOKING TO TRAVEL AND (LOTS OF THEM) GAIN EXPERIENCE IN THE UNITED STATES.

    SO? LORD ONLY KNOWS? HOW MANY VISA (J-1) WORKERS  ARAMARK IMPORTED (LOTS OF THEM) ARE EMPLOYEED IN AMERICA AND NOBODY KNOWS HOW BADLY ARAMARK’S VISA (J-1) WORKFORCE(of 270,000+ ) HAS IMPACTED AMERICAN WORKERS et al, IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA?

     What has ARAMARK done  at Fairholme Store?

    What has ARAMARK done  at Log Cabin Resort?

    What has ARAMARK done at  Hurricane Ridge?

    THE TIP OF THE LOCAL WA STATE VISA (J-1) ARAMARK WORKERS ICEBERG.

    AUGUST 01, 2017 ARAMARK CORP. LAKE QUINAULT LODGE, BROUGHT IN 16 FOREIGN VISA WORKERS THIS YEAR FROM NIGERIA, INDIA, PAKISTAN, AND ROMANIA TO NAME A FEW. GUARANTEED EMPLOYMENT UNTIL OCTOBER.  WOW! 16 JOBS TAKEN FROM OUR DEPRESSED LOCAL COMMUNITY WHERE FEW ARE WORKING. 

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    AUG 10, 2017 I’M LOOKING FOR THE PART WHERE ACADEMIC AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE IN 1961, FOR FOREIGN STUDENTS, CHANGED TO  2017, AMERICAN JOBS BEING  GRABBED AND GIVEN TO VISA (J-1) WORKERS AND TAKEN AWAY FROM AMERICAN CITIZENS?

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    THIS IS AN ONLINE AD

    J-1 Visa Information – What is the J-1 Visa? – culturalvistas.org‎

    Adwww.culturalvistas.org/J1‎

    For students, trainees and teachers. Learn more about the J-1 non-immigrant visa

    What is the J-1 Visa?

    THE EXCHANGE VISITOR VISA (J-1) IS A NON-IMMIGRANT VISA ISSUED BY THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE THAT PROVIDES COUNTLESS OPPORTUNITIES FOR INTERNATIONAL CANDIDATES LOOKING TO TRAVEL AND GAIN EXPERIENCE IN THE UNITED STATES.

    The multifaceted J-1 Exchange Visitor Program, managed by the State Department, enables foreign nationals to come to the United States to teach, study, conduct research, demonstrate special skills or receive on the job training for periods ranging from a few weeks to several (5) years.

    It was developed to expose individuals from around the world to the culture and institutions of the United States and to foster a better understanding between nations on a variety of issues through educational and cultural exchange programs.

    THERE ARE 15 CATEGORIES OF THE J-1 VISA, OF WHICH CULTURAL VISTAS IS A DESIGNATED PROGRAM SPONSOR FOR THREE: INTERN, TEACHER, AND TRAINEE EXCHANGES.

    CULTURAL VISTAS ALSO HOLDS SPECIAL DESIGNATIONS THROUGH WHICH IT SPONSORS INDIVIDUALS PARTICIPATING IN THE IAESTE program AND THE Work, English Study, Travel (WEST) program. MOREOVER, IN 2015, CULTURAL VISTAS WAS AMONG SELECT ORGANIZATIONS TO BE DESIGNATED AS A SPONSOR OF THE NEW U.S.-Mexico Internship Exchange Program.

    For more information on the Exchange Visitor Program, visit: j1visa.state.gov.

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    The Early Years | Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

    https://eca.state.gov/fulbright/about-fulbright/history/early-years

    The FulbrightHays legislation was enacted by the 87th U.S. Congress on September 21, An early history of the Fulbright Program, excerpted from career senior …

    YEP, EXCERPTED FROM CAREER SENIOR FOREIGN SERVICE ( SES) OFFICER DONALD B. COOK’S HISTORY OF THE PROGRAM,

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    [USC03] 22 USC Ch. 33: MUTUAL EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL …

    uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?path=/prelim@title22/chapter33&edition=prelim

    For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out below and Tables … L. 87–256 is also popularly known as the “FulbrightHays Act“.

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    FEB 1, 2017 – REX TILLERSON WAS SWORN IN AS THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S SECRETARY OF STATE


  • Hyper-globalization by Hook or by Crook?

    Starting were I left off on my last post, in the beginning, the 2001 preface was redefining globalization.

    THE CHANGE IN THE ROLE OF NATIONAL GOVERNMENTS (INCLUDED NEUTRALIZING THE POWER AND THE SOVEREIGNTY OF  U.S.A.) IS THE MOST EVIDENT IN THE CASE OF THE WCD.

    2001 IN THE END, THE ISSUE WAS NOT AND IS NOT ABOUT DAMS.

    Most of the critical reaction was expected. The report represented a significant departure from traditional thinking on the role of large dams in WATER and energy development.It introduced several considerations that were not previously given much weight in decision-making. This will take some getting used to.

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    After over six years of research and documentation on everything U.S. GOVERNMENT, from Albedo Modification to Zeniphobia

    I’ll call my #965 posting on behindmyback.org

     THE THEORY OF HYPERGLOBALISATION BY HOOK OR BY CROOK?

     (you decide)

     Hmmm…AUG 9, 2017 EXPOSING THE HOOKERS AND CROOKS.

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     AS NOTED IN THE 2001 COMMENT. SPECIFICALLY REWORDED REGARDING THE GLOBALIZATION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA INCLUDING THE PAST THREE DECADES OF HYPERGLOBALISATION.

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    WE THE PEOPLE of The United States government,  have witnessed a three-way migration of the authority-voluntary or INVOLUNTARY-once vested in US:

    The upward migration to supranational structures WITH FUNCTIONS ONCE VESTED  SOLELY THE UNITED STATE GOVERNMENT, WE THE PEOPLE,  such as the European Union (“EU”), the International Monetary Fund (“IMF”), or the World Trade Organization (“WTO”);  and outward migration to the GLOBAL market, corporations, and elements of civil society.

    GLOBALIZATION OF THE  UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, IN KEEPING WITH THE PRINCIPLE OF SUBSIDIARITY

    PROMINENT AMONG THESE ARE THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL INSTITUTIONS  AT THE  FOREFRONT OF GLOBAL ECONOMIC MANAGEMENT-THE WORLD BANK, THE IMF,  THE WTO AND TO A LESSER EXTENT THE ORGANIZATIONS OF THE UNITED NATIONS.

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    The downward migration to regional and local levels go and IN RESPONSE TO WE THE PEOPLE OF AMERICA DEMAND FOR LIGHTER U.S. GOVERNMENT STRUCTURES;

    MANY FUNCTIONS FORMERLY RESTING WITH THE US GOVERNMENT IN CONGRESS,

    ARE NOW PRIVATIZED,  OR ABANDONED AND ADOPTED BY NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS (“NGOS”) and other elements of civil society.

    INDEED,  THESE GLOBAL NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS (“NGOS”) RETAIN A DECISION-MAKING STRUCTURE THAT IS BARELY ACCOUNTABLE TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT AND  WE THE PEOPLE, HARD WORKING, TAXPAYING, VOTING  AMERICAN CITIZENS.

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    WHY PRIVATIZED PROFITEERING ARAMARK is bring in FOREIGN VISA WORKERS from NIGERIA, INDIA, PAKISTAN, ROMANIA etc. And taking jobs away from American citizens in a very small communities in WA State?

    Ever wonder why the federal government would be allowing hundreds of foreign refugees to work in a relatively small town in Idaho?  including all of the above but not limited to, and for other purposes? Wonder no more. Many of them end up working in the world’s largest yogurt factory.

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    THE THEORY OF HYPERGLOBALISATION BY HOOK OR BY CROOK?  (you decide)

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    GLOBALIZATION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (A SOVEREIGN COUNTRY)

    GLOBALIZATION BY THE WORLD BANK, UNITED NATIONS in the USA, the European Union (EU), UNESCO, World heritage sites, man and the Biosphere, NATO, including all of the above but not limited to, and for other purposes

    GLOBALIZATION by giving away the control and use of Americas public land

    GLOBALIZATION AN INSIDE JOB, BY OBAMA’S DEMOCRATS IN CONTROL OF CONGRESS for eight years.

    GLOBALIZATION by civil service members in the USA is the Senior Executive service (SES)

    GLOBALIZATION BY IMMIGRATION

    GLOBALIZATION BY OBAMA’S APPOINTED. AN INSIDE JOB, giving away the control and use of Americas public land AND WATER.

    PUBLIC WATER TAKEN BY “RULE” EPA AND ARMY CORP (WOTUS)

    PUBIC LAND USE AND CONTROL TAKEN BY USFS  “AUTHORITY” AN NPS TAKEN BY “SELECTION”.

    GLOBALIZATION BY PRIVATIZATION, IN THE USA? START WITH ARAMARK CORP

    IN 2001 THE END ISSUE,WAS NOT AND IS STILL NOT DAMS.THE BOTTOM LINE WAS AND IS THE WORLD BANKS OVERLAPPING ATTEMPTS FOR THE GLOBALIZATION OF THE U.S.A.

    WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PAST THREE DECADES OF HYPERGLOBALISATION?

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    THE HOOKS AND THE CROOKS?  (AN INSIDE JOB?)

    In April 2011, the EPA, under the Barack Obama administration, proposed a new set of guidelines to replace the two issued under the Bush administration. These guidelines formed the basis of what became the Clean Water Rule. In contrast to the manner in which the 2003 and 2007 guidelines were issued, THE EPA AND THE USACE CONDUCTED PEER-REVIEWED HYDROLOGICAL STUDIES, INTERAGENCY REVIEWS, AND ECONOMIC ANALYSES BEFORE PUBLISHING A FORMAL PROPOSED RULE ON APRIL 21, 2014.[12][15]

    On May 27, 2015, after a public comment period and numerous meetings with state entities, public and private stakeholders, then-EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy along with Assistant Army Secretary Jo-Ellen Darcy signed the Clean Water Rule, set to become effective in August of that year 2015.[1]

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    The World Bank was Banking on WOTUS

    Posted on August 7, 2017 9:40 am by Pearl Rains Hewett Comment

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    THE RULE HAS BEEN CONTESTED IN LITIGATION. ITS IMPLEMENTATION HAS BEEN STAYED BY COURT RULINGS SINCE 2015.[3]

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    THE GLOBAL HOOKS AND THE CROOKS?

    THIS ARTICLE IS 3 YEARS OLD The president of the World Bank Jim Yong Kim saidTHE WATER ISSUE IS CRITICALLY RELATED TO climate change. People say that carbon is the currency of climate change. WATER IS THE TEETH. FIGHTS OVER WATER AND FOOD ARE GOING TO BE THE MOST SIGNIFICANT DIRECT IMPACTS OF climate change in the next five to 10 years. There’s just no question about it.

    The president of the World Bank Jim Yong Kim said ,DO WE HAVE A PLAN? ‘What do you mean a plan?’ I said a plan that’s equal to the challenge. A plan that will convince anyone who asks us that we’re really serious about climate change, and that we have a plan that can actually keep us at less than 2C warming. We still don’t have one.DO WE HAVE A PLAN? THE ANSWER, three years ago  WAS NO.

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    DID THE WORLD BANK JUST GET LUCKY?

    Two years later the World Bank had a Global plan. Thanks to Obama and his appointed Administration WOTUS BY RULE.

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    2001 REDEFINING GLOBALIZATION (a 24 page report)

    INTRODUCTION: WORLD COMMISSION ON  DAMS REPORT,

    Late February 2001 – DAMS  AND DEVELOPMENT

    Professor Kader Asmal, Chair World Commission On Dams

    2001 REDEFINING GLOBALIZATION INTRODUCTION: WORLD COMMISSION ON  DAMS REPORT, Late February 2001 – DAMS  AND DEVELOPMENT

    PREFACE  GLOBALIZATION

    REDEFINING ROLES
    The Collapse of the Washington Consensus
    Elements of the New Development Paradigm

    Origins of the WCD

    WHAT WENT WRONG?

    A LOOK AT HOW THE DAM INDUSTRY CHANGED

    INNOVATIONS IN TECHNOLOGY
    EXTENSIVE INFRASTRUCTURE
    ACCOUNTABILITY
    ROLE OF THE WORLD BANK
    THE GLAND MEETING

    III. THE WORLD COMMISSION ON DAMS

    THE SECRETARIAT
    THE WCD FORUM
    THE PROCESS
    A PERSONAL ASSESSMENT OF THE RESULTS
    Legitimacy of the WCD
    The Results Will Show Success

    Consideration of All Factors

    Formalistic Guidelines Step-by-Step Approach

    HOW THE WCD REPORT HAS BEEN RECEIVED

     

    The WCD presented its report, Dams and Development, in November 2000 ten months have passed since the Commission’s findings were made public. Most of the critical reaction was expected.  it also introduced several considerations that were not previously given much weight in decision-making. This will take some getting used to.

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    AFTER THE PAST THREE DECADES OF HYPERGLOBALISATION?

    DONALD J. TRUMP SAID“AMERICANIZATION NOT GLOBALIZATION”

    DONALD J. TRUMP WAS ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE U.S.A. NOV 8, 2016

    AND THIS WILL REALLY TAKE SOME TIME GETTING USED TO

    THAT’S WHEN THE HOLY COW HIT THE FAN, (in more ways than one).

    NOV 8, 2016  WAS THE DAY SECOND AMERICAN REVOLUTION WAR STARTED FOR AMERICAS SOVEREIGNTY, AND IT STARTED ON A GLOBAL SCALE.

    AND, THAT SAME DAY, THE SECOND CIVIL (UN-CIVIL) WAR BROKE OUT IN AMERICA.

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    AND IT DIDN’T TAKE VERY LONG BEFORE THE REAL BULL, RUSSIA, RUSSIA, RUSSIA, HIT THE PUBLIC MEDIA FAN.

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    WHEN TRUMP PROMISES HE DELIVERS. “AMERICA FIRST”   AND PRESIDENT TRUMP IS DELIVERING FOR THE PATRIOTIC VOTING TAXPAYING HARD WORKING AMERICAN CITIZENS, THAT ELECTED HIM

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    West Wing Reads for 7/6/17 | whitehouse.gov

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2017/07/06/west-wing-reads-7617

    July 6, 2017 at 2:56 PM ET by West Wing Reads … “Congressional lawmakers have gone all in on PRESIDENT TRUMP’S BID TO SLASH OBAMA-ERA REGULATIONS. Each day we round up the best stories the West Wing is reading and share … is KILLING 16 OBAMA-ERA REGULATIONS for every one  (Trumps) administration has enacted ….


  • The World Bank was Banking on WOTUS

    WORLD BANK’S POLICY IS DETAILED AND EXPLICIT FOR INTERNATIONAL WATERWAYS

    The World Commission on Dams (“WCD”) completed its work in the second part of 2000. …. GLOBAL ECONOMIC MANAGEMENT-THE WORLD BANK….

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    INDEED, THE WORLD BANK…. DID RESPOND TO DIFFERENT MARKETS IN TERMS OF FINANCIAL AND ECONOMIC PROFITABILITY. ($$$ stakeholders)

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    2001-INTRODUCTION: WORLD COMMISSION ON DAMS REPORT, DAMS AND DEVELOPMENT

    PROFESSOR KADER ASMAL, CHAIR WORLD COMMISSION ON DAMS

    American University International Law Review 16, 6 (2001): 1411-1433

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    PREFACE  REDEFINING GLOBAL ROLES IN 2001- AMERICA’S PRIORITY IN 2017

    1. GLOBALIZATION IN 2001- AMERICA’S PRIORITY IN 2017

    ………………………………….

    Attributable to GLOBALIZATION or not, the roles of corporations, the public sector, and civil society have been redefined.

     THE CHANGE IN THE ROLE OF NATIONAL GOVERNMENTS IS THE MOST EVIDENT-AND MOST SIGNIFICANT FOR THE CASE OF THE WCD.

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    GLOBAL IN 2001- AMERICA’S PRIORITY IN 2017

    NATIONAL GOVERNMENTS HAVE WITNESSED A THREE-WAY MIGRATION OF THE AUTHORITY-VOLUNTARY OR INVOLUNTARY-ONCE VESTED IN THEM:

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    GLOBAL IN 2001- AMERICA’S PRIORITY IN 2017

    UPWARD MIGRATION TO SUPRANATIONAL STRUCTURES WITH FUNCTIONS ONCE VESTED

    SOLELY IN THE STATE, SUCH AS THE EUROPEAN UNION (“EU”), THE INTERNATIONAL

    MONETARY FUND (“IMF”), OR THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION (“WTO”);

     DOWNWARD MIGRATION TO REGIONAL AND LOCAL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT, IN KEEPING WITH THE PRINCIPLE OF SUBSIDIARITY

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    GLOBAL IN 2001- AMERICA’S PRIORITY IN 2017

    AND IN RESPONSE TO PUBLIC DEMAND FOR LIGHTER CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STRUCTURES;

     AND OUTWARD MIGRATION TO THE MARKET, CORPORATIONS, AND ELEMENTS OF CIVIL SOCIETY.

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    GLOBAL IN 2001- AMERICA’S PRIORITY IN 2017

    MANY FUNCTIONS FORMERLY RESTING WITH GOVERNMENT ARE NOW PRIVATIZED,

    OR ABANDONED AND ADOPTED BY NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS (“NGOS”)

    and other elements of civil society.

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    I SUGGEST ABOVE THAT THOSE GROUPS WITH THE GREATEST ADAPTIVE CAPACITY

    HAVE BENEFITED FROM RAPID GLOBAL CHANGE, WHILE THOSE WITH THE GREATEST DIFFICULTY IN EMBRACING CHANGE HAVE SUFFERED.

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    IN 2001- PRIORITY IN 2017

    PROMINENT AMONG THESE ARE THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL INSTITUTIONS  AT THE

    FOREFRONT OF GLOBAL ECONOMIC MANAGEMENT-THE WORLD BANK, THE IMF,

    THE WTO-AND TO A LESSER EXTENT THE ORGANIZATIONS OF THE UNITED NATIONS.

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    GLOBAL IN 2001- AMERICA’S PRIORITY IN 2017

    THESE ORGANIZATIONS, DESPITE ATTEMPTS AT COMMUNICATION WITH NGOS, RETAIN A

    DECISION-MAKING STRUCTURE THAT IS BARELY ACCOUNTABLE TO GOVERNMENTS.

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    1. The Collapse of the Washington Consensus

     

    1. Elements of the New Development Paradigm

     

    1. Origins of the WCD

    …………………………….

    1. WHAT WENT WRONG?

    A LOOK AT HOW THE DAM INDUSTRY CHANGED

    ……………………………..

    1. ACCOUNTABILITY

    ………………………………….

    1. ROLE OF THE WORLD BANK

    …………………………

    GLOBAL PREFACE  IN 2001 OR AMERICA’S PRIORITY IN 2017

    IN THE END, THE ISSUE IS NOT DAMS. Eliminating poverty and deprivation,

    helping to meet human needs and bettering human prospects is what

    the process of development must address. THESE GOALS MUST BE PLACED

    IN THE FOREFRONT.

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    1991-2017 IN THE END, THE ISSUE IS NOT DAMS.

    IN 2017 THE PRIORITIES OF THE PRESIDENT (POTUS)

    “AMERICANIZATION NOT GLOBALIZATION”

    AMERICAN PRIORITIES HAVE BEEN PLACED IN THE FOREFRONT.  period

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      A BRIEF HISTORY OF “WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES” (WOTUS).

    The World Commission on Dams (“WCD”) completed its work in the second part of 2000. …. GLOBAL ECONOMIC MANAGEMENT-THE WORLD BANK….

    2000 THE WORLD BANK’S POLICY IS DETAILED AND EXPLICIT FOR INTERNATIONAL WATERWAYS

    2000 The World Bank was Banking on WOTUS

    FROM THE GLOBAL 2000 POLICY TO AMERICA’S  2017 PRIORITY

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     Drain the Swamps: A Brief History of “Waters of the United States” and …

    https://gelr.org/…/drain-the-swamps-a-brief-history-of-waters-of-the-united-states-and…

    MAR 2, 2017 – Drain the Swamps: A Brief History of “Waters of the United States” and … Under Scalia’s plurality opinion, WOTUS should only include waters …

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    Behind My Back | Feb 28, 2017 POTUS Executes WOTUS

    www.behindmyback.org/2017/03/02/feb-28-2017-potus-executes-wotus/

    MAR 2, 2017 – Feb 28, 2017 POTUS Executes WOTUS. Posted on March 2, … www.behindmyback.org/2015/09/04/wotus–water-runs-down-hill/. Posted on …

     

    For the understanding of a reasonable person

    THE POTUS, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES DONALD J. TRUMP

    SIGNED A EXECUTIVE ORDER

    ON WOTUS WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES.

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    ]Introduction: World Commission on Dams Report, Dams and …

    digitalcommons.wcl.american.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1252&context=auilr

    by K Asmal – ‎2001 – ‎Cited by 11 – ‎Related articles

    The World Commission on Dams (“WCD”) completed its work in the second part of 2000. …. GLOBAL ECONOMIC MANAGEMENT-the World Bank, the IMF,

     

    1. REDEFINING ROLES

     

    THE WORLD BANK IS THE AGENCY in this group most relevant to the

    dams debate. Its traditional mode of operation-high-level dealing

    with central governments on the basis of a technical dossier-too

    often leads to results that are problematic, leaving behind a number

    of failures. The factors behind these failures are significant for the dams debate, as

    DOCUMENTED IN THE LINKS PROVIDED.

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    A PREFACE  IN 2001- A PRIORITY IN 2017

    the world bank & the world commission on dams report q&a

    siteresources.worldbank.org/INTWRD/…/WB&WCDQ&A.p…

    THE WORLD BANK believes that the World Commission on Dams Report has made a great contribution in framing many of the major issues in this CONTENTIOUS and …

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    SO CONTENTIOUS THAT SOMEBODY WROTE A 446 PAGE BOOK IN 1996

    Dams and Development: A New Framework for Decision-making – The Report of the World Commission on Dams

    Common terms and phrases ENVIRONMENTAL BUZZ WORDS REFERENCED IN THE DAM BOOK

    AND In terms of financial and economic profitability, the bottom line is World Bank

    alternatives application of SEA applying SEA Background and objectives budget support capacity development capacity-building civil society conflict consultation cont context country’s decision makers decision-making developing countries development agencies development co-operation agencies DFID economic ensure entry points environment environmental and social environmental considerations Environmental Impact Assessment environmental issues environmental management environmental risks environmental sustainability Espoo European Commission evaluation framework GPRS Guidance Note hydropower identify implementation improve involved Key questions linkages MDGs Millennium Development Goals Ministry mitigation monitoring natural resources Note and Checklist OECD opportunities options organisations participatory partner countries plans and programmes policy reforms potential Poverty Reduction Strategy priorities private sector proposed provides PRSP PSIA public engagement recommendations regional relevant requirements SEA approach SEA process sector programme sectoral policies Social Impact Assessment social impacts specific stakeholders Strategic Environmental Assessment sustainable development Tanzania transboundary UNDP UNECE World Bank

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    The World Bank Versus the World Commission on Dams

    WWW.WATER-ALTERNATIVES.org/index.php/allabs/99-a3-2-22/file

    by R Goodland – 2010 – ‎Cited by 9 – ‎Related articles

    KEYWORDS: WORLD BANK, hydropower, big dams, oustees, displacement, ….

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    STARTED WITH A SIMPLY PREFACE  IN 2001

    ENDED IN 2017 WITH THE ELECTION OF PRESIDENT TRUMP (POTUS)

    “AMERICANIZATION NOT GLOBALIZATION”

    AMERICAN PRIORITIES HAVE BEEN PLACED IN THE FOREFRONT.  period

     


  • WA Gov. Inslee (D) “The Taxman Cometh”

    HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 2017-2019 WA STATE BUDGET

    On page on page 15 OF 43

    OVER THE PAST 30 YEARS, STATE REVENUE COLLECTIONS AS A

    SHARE OF THE ECONOMY HAVE FALLEN BY NEARLY 30%

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    INDEED, THE DEMOCRATIC TAXMEN SHALL COMETH TO APPROPRIATE 2017-2019.

    WHAT ELSE COULD A WORKING TAXPAYER EXPECT FROM  A LEGISLATURE CONTROLLED  BY DEMOCRAT’S AND A DEMOCRATIC GOVERNOR INSLEE WITH VETO POWER

    READ IT AND WEEP  (locate your local food bank)

    2017–19 budget & policy highlights – Public School Employees of …

    pseclassified.org/wp-content/blogs.dir/70/files/2016/12/Budget-Highlights.pdf

    INSLEE’S PROPOSED BUDGET would fully fund basic education and set new course … job of fully funding Washington’s schools. … which will require billions of dollars in new state support.

    BUT THERE ARE NEEDS BEYOND ……

    MONITORING AND ENFORCEMENT IS ALSO INCREASED TO MEET FEDERAL ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT PERMIT REQUIREMENTS.

    Budget highlights – Office of Financial Management – Access Washington

    www.ofm.wa.gov › Budget › State Budgets › 2017-19 Governor’s proposed budgets

    Bold Action Now: Proposed 2017–19 Budget Highlights … Natural Resources; General Government; State Employees; Transportation; Capital; Budget Summary …

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    WHY CALL IT “THE NEW NORMAL “IN WA STATE?

    WHEN, THIS ” IS NORMAL” FOR THE GOV INSLEE AND HIS DEMOCRATS…

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

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

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

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

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    OFM | Governor Jay Inslee’s Proposed 2017-19 Budget

    ofm.wa.gov/budget17/default.asp

    Details of the 2017–19 Book 1 (“current law”) budget are available at the Washington State Fiscal Information website. The “Book 1” budget does not reflect the (what?) … Governor’s proposal to the Legislature.

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    PRIORITY  BUDGET APPROPRIATIONS BILLS PASSED BY THE CONTROLLING DEMOCRATS

    INDEED THE DEMOCRATIC TAXMEN MUST COMETH TO APPROPRIATE 2017-2019.

    WHATEVER THE COST TO WA STATE WORKING TAXPAYERS?

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     School funding: Fines hit $67 million, still no McCleary fix from WA …

    www.bellinghamherald.com/article155432304.html

    Jun 11, 2017 – Contempt of court fines over school funding in Washington state will hit $67 million this week, but the Legislature still can’t agree on HOW TO PAY FOR BASIC EDUCATION. … Court imposed a $100,000 penalty for each day the Legislature failed to … “The important thing is to get the school-funding formula right, and …

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    TWO REALLY BIG QUESTIONS. 

    WHO POCKETED  THE $67,000,000.00 MILLION DOLLARS IN FINES?  

    WHAT DID THE COURT DO WITH THE MONEY?

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    WHATEVER THE COST TO WA STATE TAXPAYERS?

    THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT OF 1973 The U.S. Supreme Court found that “the plain intent of Congress in enacting” the ESA “was to halt and reverse the trend toward species extinction, WHATEVER THE COST.”

     WA STATE BUDGET 2019-2019 MONITORING AND ENFORCEMENT IS ALSO INCREASED TO MEET FEDERAL ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT PERMIT REQUIREMENTS.

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    PRIORITY  BUDGET APPROPRIATIONS BILLS PASSED BY CONTROLLING DEMOCRATS

    2017-19 CAPITAL APPROPRIATIONS Bill (HB 1075 / SB 5086)

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     DEMOCRAT ATTORNEY GENERAL BOB FERGUSON HAS A LOT TO DO WITH THE 2017-2019 BUDGET.

    MAY 19, 2017 WA STATE  DEMOCRAT  ATTORNEY GENERAL BOB FERGUSON  APPEALED  THE MULTI-BILLION BATTLE OVER SALMON CULVERTS, AND WA STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL BOB FERGUSON LOST IT!

    COSTING WA STATE WORKING TAXPAYER’S BILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO REPLACE FISH CULVERTS.

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    Washington state loses big legal battle over salmon culverts | The …

    www.seattletimes.com/…/washington-state-loses-big-legal-battle-over-salmon-culverts/

    May 19, 2017 – “Fixing fish-blocking culverts under state roads will open upANOTHER,  9TH CIRCUIT COURT’S,  U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE RICARDO MARTINEZ  (DECLINED TO EVEN CONSIDER WA STATE’S APPEAL) FORCING WA STATE TO SPEND BILLIONS TO REPLACE CULVERTS THAT IN SOME …

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    Jun 27, 2016 – By 2030, the state must replace about 800 highway culverts at a cost of … the court upheld virtually all of the findings of THE  9TH CIRCUIT COURT’S DECISION. U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE RICARDO MARTINEZ DECISION. … Washington tribes by allowing culverts that diminish salmon runs. … The ruling also applies to culverts owned by the state Department of Fish and …

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    2013 Martinez gave the state 15 years to reopen 90 percent of the habitat blocked by its culverts in western Washington. The state has said replacing its culverts will cost at least $2 billion. Between 2013-15, the state corrected 76 fish-blocking culverts.

    At the current schedule, replacing the remaining 800 culverts would be completed by 2060 – 30 years past the deadline, according to the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission.

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    WHATEVER THE COST TO WA STATE TAXPAYERS?

    WA STATE BUDGET  2017-2019  Adds  funding to meet court-ordered removal of

    Fish passage barrier removal fish passage barriers to improve fish access to habitat. This represents a $145.3 million increase over current funding levels and provides an average biennial spending level of about $90.0 million over the next 16 years. ($97.5 million  2017–19; $724.0 million over 16 years)

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     May 2, 2017 MEET BOB FERGUSON WA State Attorney General…

    JULY 14, 2017 Perhaps by now, you’ve already heard of him?

     In the space of a few days, WA State Attorney General Bob Ferguson, a Democrat just beginning his second term, has gone from unknown state attorney general in the far corner of the country to making national headlines.. Fergeson’s quote  I wouldn’t have filed it if I didn’t think I was going to win; after appealing a federal case before a  9th circuit court judge and winning a stay.

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    May 2, 2017 MEET BOB FERGUSON

    Now a toast of the progressive community, Ferguson views the law as a profoundly moral enterprise.

    FERGUSON IS A REMARKABLY HUMBLE, PRIVATE MAN….

    HE SAID, “WHEN I RAN FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL IN 2012, I WOULD TELL PEOPLE I BELIEVE THE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO BE THE MOST CONSEQUENTIAL POSITION IN GOVERNMENT”

    SOME WOULD SAY THAT FERGUSON IS OBSESSIVE:

    BOB FERGUSON SAID, “After the shock [of Trump’s election victory] wore off,” the attorney general said, speaking by phone from the state capital of Olympia. “I WANTED MY OFFICE TO BE READY IN CASE PRESIDENT TRUMP ATTEMPTED TO DELIVER ON SOME OF HIS CAMPAIGN PROMISES……

    ( LOL JULY 14, 2017)

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    As a school kid, Ferguson would frequently neglect to do his homework so he could spend more time on the game.

    When the order  was unveiled, WA STATE  DEMOCRAT  Attorney General Bob Ferguson  was meeting with other Democratic state attorneys general in Fort Lauderdale, discussing likely challenges they would face from the Trump administration on immigration law, civil rights, environmental regulations, and other key policy areas.

    SOME WOULD SAY THAT FERGUSON IS OBSESSIVE:

    Within minutes of the order being signed, Ferguson’s team—including an expanded civil-rights division, which he had prepared over the past several months for just such a moment, and which had been in contact with Democratic attorneys general nationwide to work out how to respond to such actions—

    “The reason I went to law school is because when used in the right way, the law can have a profound impact on people in really personal ways.”

     https://www.thenation.com/article/meet-bob-ferguson-the-washington-state-attorney-general-who-shut-down-trumps-muslim-ban/

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     So, In the space of a few days, WA State Attorney General Bob Ferguson, a Democrat just beginning his second term, has gone from unknown state attorney general in the far corner of the country to making national headlines.

    9th U.S. Circuit Court  Judge James L. Robart, 69,  blocked President Trumps temporary immigration ban and the … decision – later upheld by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals –

    AND,  Jun 26, 2017 THE US SUPREME COURT In a partial win for President Trump, the court said a limited travel ban could. PRESIDENT TRUMP  later tweeted: “Very grateful for the 9-O decision from the U. S. Supreme Court. .

    AND WA STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL BOB FERGUSON (D) LOST IT!

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    JULY 14, 2017 INDEED, YOU MUST MEET (TWO TIME LOSER)  BOB FERGUSON

    Meet Bob Ferguson, the Washington State Attorney General Who Shut …

    https://www.thenation.com/…/meet-bob-ferguson-the-washington-state-attorney-gener…

    May 2, 2017 – Now a toast of the progressive community, Ferguson views the law as a profoundly moral enterprise.


  • Veterans (VA) Adverse Action Report

    What is the Veterans (VA) Adverse Action Report?

    Simply put, it is the actions taken by President Trump’s administration against the misconduct of 527 VA employees, that were fired, and the 727 disciplinary actions  taken for misconduct since Jan 20, 2017. ( A 26 PAGE LIST )

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    Click on the link to read the list

    The list does not include the employees’ names but shows their positions.

    Adverse Action Report – Department of Veterans Affairs

    https://www.va.gov/accountability/Adverse_Actions_Report.pdf

    8 hours ago – Adverse Actions Report July 3, 2017. Current as of July 3, 2017. Org / VISN. Position. Action Taken. Effective Date. NCA. Tractor Operator.

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    They almost got away with it!

    May 21, 2014 The Veteran’s Administration Scandal

    September 5, 2014  Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General (OIG)

    “THERE IS NO BASIS IN FACT TO SUPPORT THESE ALLEGATIONS”

    A report in today’s media questions the independence and integrity of the dedicated men and women who work in our organization.
    “THERE IS NO BASIS IN FACT TO SUPPORT THESE ALLEGATIONS”
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    Response to Baseless Allegations Regarding the ‘Phoenix Report’

    Acting Inspector General’s response to media coverage of baseless allegations on the independence and integrity of the Review of Alleged Patient Deaths, Patient Wait Times, and Scheduling Practices at the Phoenix VA Health Care System report.

    Department of Veterans Affairs
    Office of Inspector General
    September 5, 2014
    A Statement from the Acting VA Inspector General
    The VA Office of Inspector General undertakes reviews at the request of the
    Department’s leadership, Members of Congress,and many others. While they are all
    well within their rights to request a review, NO ONE has the right to dictate the outcome.
    A report in today’s media questions the independence and integrity of the dedicated men and women who work in our organization.
    “THERE IS NO BASIS IN FACT TO SUPPORT THESE ALLEGATIONS”
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    Statement from the Acting VA Inspector General

    Suggestions from the media and some Members of Congress that the OIG kept secret inappropriate scheduling practices at the Phoenix VA Health Care System are belied by nearly a decade of reporting by the Office of Inspector General. Read the Acting Inspector General’s statement; a chronology of OIG reporting, Keeping Congress and VA Secretary Informed: VA Office of Inspector General’s Reporting on Patient Wait Times from 2005-2014; and the 2008 memorandum of administrative investigation on altered wait times at the Phoenix VA Health Care System.

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    Response to Baseless Allegations Regarding the ‘Phoenix Report’

    Acting Inspector General’s response to media coverage of baseless allegations on the independence and integrity of the Review of Alleged Patient Deaths, Patient Wait Times, and Scheduling Practices at the Phoenix VA Health Care System report.

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    Questions and Answers on the Most Significant Aspects of the OIG’s ‘Phoenix’ Report

    Questions and Answers on the Review of Alleged Patient Deaths, Patient Wait Times, and Scheduling Practices at the Phoenix VA Health Care System

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    Indeed, they almost got away with it….

    SEP 4, 2015 – A new report by the VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) 

    The VA OIG press release reads in part:We also substantiated that employees incorrectly marked unprocessed applications as completed and possibly deleted 10,000 or more transactions over the past 5 years. Information security deficiencies, such as the lack of audit trails and system backups, limited our ability to review some issues fully and rule out data manipulation. Finally, we substantiated that the HEC identified over 11,000 unprocessed health care applications and about 28,000 other transactions in January 2013.

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    300,000 Veterans May Have Died Waiting For Care

    www.disabledveterans.org › Ben’s Blog

    SEP 4, 2015 – A new report by the VA Office of Inspector General (OIG)  confirmed whistleblower claims that 300000 veterans may have died while waiting for health care – one veteran waited for …

    The IG investigation focused on Veterans Health Administration’s Health Eligibility Center. This is part of the Chief Business Office that also manages fee basis, non-VA health care. The reported concluded the Chief Business Office has no effectively manages its business processes and data systems to ensure accuracy of data within the Enrollment System.

    This failure resulted in 307,000 entries for pending requests for health care where Social Security showed that the veteran died. Due to convenient limitations with how VA tallies various numbers, VA OIG was unable to conclusively determine if those 307,000 claims were also waiting for health care benefits

    The VA OIG press release reads in part:

    OIG also substantiated that pending records included entries for over 307,000 individuals reported as deceased by the Social Security Administration. Again because of data limitations, we could not determine how many pending records represent veterans who applied for health care benefits. We also substantiated that employees incorrectly marked unprocessed applications as completed and possibly deleted 10,000 or more transactions over the past 5 years. Information security deficiencies, such as the lack of audit trails and system backups, limited our ability to review some issues fully and rule out data manipulation. Finally, we substantiated that the HEC identified over 11,000 unprocessed health care applications and about 28,000 other transactions in January 2013. This backlog developed because the HEC did not adequately manage its workload and lacked controls to ensure entry of its workload into the enrollment system.

    Source: http://www.va.gov/oig/pubs/press-releases/VAOIG-WhistleblowerClaimsExtensivePersistentProbVetsHlthCER.pdf

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    SEP 4, 2015 – The new report by the VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) 

    Substantiated that the HEC identified over 11,000 unprocessed health care applications and about 28,000 other transactions in January 2013.

    And, they substantiated that employees incorrectly marked unprocessed applications as completed and possibly deleted 10,000 or more transactions over the past 5 years

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    SEP 4, 2015   DONALD J. TRUMP WITH  THE SUBSTANTIATED  BASIS IN FACT TO SUPPORT THESE VETERAN’S ABUSE  ALLEGATIONS”

    OCTOBER 27, 2015,  TRUMP SAID “I AM GOING TO PUT PRESSURE ON THE (DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS) LIKE YOU WOULDN’T BELIEVE,” ,  “AS PRESIDENT, I CAN GUARANTEE IT.

    FOUR DAYS LATER ON OCT 31, 2015 TRUMP DISCLOSED HIS PLAN TO REFORM THE VA… HE WOULD FIRE “THE CORRUPT AND INCOMPETENT VA EXECUTIVES WHO LET OUR VETERANS DOWN.”

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    ON JAN 20, 2017  PRESIDENT TRUMP AND HIS ADMINISTRATION HAD A 26 PAGE LIST. AND,  THEY STARTED FIRING“THE CORRUPT AND INCOMPETENT VA EXECUTIVES WHO LET OUR VETERANS DOWN.”

    AND, AS DISCLOSED TO THE PUBLIC ON JULY 7, 2017  527 VA EMPLOYEES HAVE BEEN FIRED, AND  727 DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS HAVE BEEN TAKEN FOR THEIR MISCONDUCT SINCE PRESIDENT TRUMP TOOK OFFICE .


  • 526 VA Officials Fired for Misconduct

    FOX NEWS REPORTED, JULY 7, 2017  THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS FIRED 526 VA OFFICIALS FOR MISCONDUCT

    Patriotic Americans  remember the May 2014 The VA Scandal.

    Did you ever hear this? May 21, 2014 Veterans Affairs officials said Wednesday that their mission was precisely the same as the one President Abraham Lincoln described in his second Inaugural Address in 1865: “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan.”

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    OCTOBER 27, 2015  DONALD TRUMP QUOTE SIOUX CITY, IOWA (CNN)

    A QUESTION FROM A WOUNDED VETERAN  COMPELLED TRUMP’S RESPONSE  

    OCTOBER 27, 2015  “I AM GOING TO PUT PRESSURE ON THE (DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS) LIKE YOU WOULDN’T BELIEVE,” TRUMP SAID,  “AS PRESIDENT, I CAN GUARANTEE IT.

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    Hundreds of VA officials fired since Trump’s inauguration – CBS News

    www.cbsnews.com/news/hundreds-of-va-officials-fired-since-trumps-inauguration/

    By Bo Erickson and Ellee Watson CBS News July 7, 2017, 2:12 PM. Hundreds of VA officials fired since Trump’s inauguration … than 500 officials have been fired for misconduct since President Trump took office … The list outlines a total of 747 disciplinary actions including 526 employees who were fired since January 20, 2017.

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    INDEED, DONALD J. TRUMP’S MISSION HAS ALWAYS BEEN  PRECISELY THE SAME AS THE ONE PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN DESCRIBED IN HIS SECOND INAUGURAL ADDRESS IN 1865: “TO CARE FOR HIM WHO SHALL HAVE BORNE THE BATTLE, AND FOR HIS WIDOW, AND HIS ORPHAN.” AND,  LEST WE FORGET, AS IN LINCOLN’S NOV 19, 1863, GETTSBURG ADDRESS.

    ON OCT 31, 2015 TRUMP’S PLAN TO REFORM THE VA… HE WOULD FIRE “THE CORRUPT AND INCOMPETENT VA EXECUTIVES WHO LET OUR VETERANS DOWN.”

    REMEMBER ON OCTOBER 27, 2015, TRUMP SAID,  “AS PRESIDENT, I CAN GUARANTEE IT”.

    INDEED AS GUARANTEED, FOX NEWS REPORTED, JULY 7, 2017  THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS FIRED 526 VA OFFICIALS FOR MISCONDUCT

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    Donald Trump Offers To Personally Help Wounded Vet in Iowa (10-27 …

    ▶ 4:12

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAwY5XsE4-k

    OCT 27, 2015 – Uploaded by Right Side Broadcasting Network

    Donald Trump Offers To Personally Help Wounded Vet in Iowa (10-27-15). Right Side BroadcastingDonald Trump Offers To Personally Help Wounded Vet in Iowa (10-27-15) Right Side Broadcasting Network 1,626,450 views

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    Donald Trump’s surprise promise to a wounded veteran

    By Noah Gray, CNN Updated 11:19 PM ET, Tue OCTOBER 27, 2015

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    Donald Trump Rally For Veterans! (Full Rally) – YouTube

    ▶ 56:29

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

    JAN 28, 2016 – Uploaded by wwwMOXNEWScom

    January 28, 2016 C-SPAN News http://MOXNews.com.

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    JAN 29, 2016  CNBC ASKS WHY ABSENT TRUMP WON THE DEBATE?

    and, trash talking the establishment GOP contenders..

    An absent Trump won this debate: Why – CNBC.com

    www.cnbc.com/2016/01/29/an-absent-trump-won-this-debate-why.html

    JAN 29, 2016 – By missing the GOP debate, Donald Trump was spared all but glancing blows from those battling to catch up.

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Donald Trump won. The Republican debate lost — and so did his rivals.

    The Republican candidate skipped the final televised faceoff before Iowans vote in caucuses on Monday. That spared him all but glancing, humorous blows from those battling to catch up.

    “Let me say, I’m a maniac and everyone on this stage is stupid, fat and ugly,” Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas began. “And Ben, you’re a terrible surgeon. Now that we’ve gotten the Donald Trump portion out of the way …”

    Later, Cruz jokingly threatened to leave the stage if he received any more challenging questions. He drew a few chuckles — but also drew attention to what moderator Megyn Kelly called “The elephant not on the stage.”

    The altered dynamic left more room than usual for other candidates. Cruz and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida both received heightened scrutiny of their stances

    Similar scrutiny of Trump, whose reversals have appeared more stark, would have amplified attacks he is suffering in TV attack ads. With his absence, he avoided it.

    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who once was expected to become the top Republican candidate, displayed more assertiveness and command in the absence of the bombastic real estate magnate whose success so far has dumbfounded the son and brother of former presidents. Yet he has fallen so far behind that his ability to take advantage is questionable.

    The same is true of libertarian Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, the iconoclastic legacy candidate who had hoped to inherit the base of his father, Ron Paul,

    Govs. John Kasich of Ohio and Chris Christie of New Jersey also enjoyed moments of command. But their messages underscored their hope merely to survive caucuses here and score a breakthrough in New Hampshire eight days after the Iowa caucuses.

    Yet they never got a chance to lay a glove on the runaway leader in New Hampshire, and in the South Carolina primary after that, and in national polls. That’s Trump, who managed another feat of media jujitsu after having dominated headlines before the debate with drama about whether he’d show up.

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    01/28/16 02:56 LIBERAL MEDIA’S FAVORITE SUBJECT TRASH TALKING DONALD J. TRUMP

    BEFORE TRUMP’S  JAN 28, 2016 RALLY FOR VETERAN’S

    Ever since Donald Trump launched his campaign for president last summer, he has linked himself closely to the cause of veterans he believes have been mistreated by the federal government. Most recently, he has pledged to headline a high-profile fundraiser in Des Moines on behalf of the Wounded Warrior Project instead of attending a potentially crucial Republican debate on Thursday prior to the Iowa caucuses. Trump has scheduled his fundraiser to air opposite the Fox News-hosted debate.

    Trump has been widely criticized by veteran’s groups FOR NOT PROVIDING SPECIFICS about what he would do to address the concerns and challenges of the veteran community

     “We’re going to take care of those wounded warriors and we’re going to take care of our vets better than anybody,” he said on the USS Wisconsin last October, 2015. “[My] plan will ensure our veterans get the care they need, wherever and whenever they need it.”

    the only specific policy shift he outlined was that he would support allowing veterans to seek medical care covered by Medicare from non-VA affiliated hospitals in a  competitive marketplace

    ON OCT 31, 2015 TRUMP’S PLAN TO REFORM THE VA… HE WOULD FIRE “THE CORRUPT AND INCOMPETENT VA EXECUTIVES WHO LET OUR VETERANS DOWN.”

    REMEMBER ON OCTOBER 27, 2015, TRUMP SAID,  “AS PRESIDENT, I CAN GUARANTEE IT”.

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    Donald Trump Plan To Reform Veterans Affairs – Trump Norfolk Rally …

    ▶ 17:31

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Q2bwmq6PBs

    OCT 31, 2015 – Uploaded by Les Grossman NEW OFFICIAL CHANNEL

    Donald Trump unveiled his plan Saturday to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs on the USS Wisconsin

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    JULY 6, 2017 … Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) is partnering with Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) in Austin, Texas for a … Defend and Reform Town Hall Series

    Concerned Veterans for America – Home | Facebook

    https://www.facebook.com › Places › Arlington, Virginia

    416503 likes · 3036 talking about this. … Concerned Veterans for America Defend and Reform Town Hall in . …. Concerned Veterans for America Defend and Reform Town Hall Series in Austin, TX July 6, 2017Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) is partnering with Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) in Austin, Texas for a …

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    May 2014, It was whistleblowers who exposed the VA Scandal over long waits for care, over three years ago.

    October 27, 2015  Donald Trump quote…

    “I am going to put pressure on the (Department of Veterans Affairs) like you wouldn’t believe”

    Trump said,  “AS PRESIDENT, I CAN GUARANTEE IT.

    INDEED….