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  • IRMA Predicting Weather with Spaghetti?

    The Weather Channel, ‘SPAGHETTI MODELS’  for Hurricane Irma showed  many potential paths for the storm.

    SEP 2, 2017 THE EUROPEAN MODEL (ECMWF)  kept  the storm tracking further west, nearing the Bahamas by the end of next week

    Who said, IRMA was not an easy storm to forecast,  as computer SPAGETTI models disagreed with one another on important details right up until landfall?

    JAN 13, 2016 – WE’VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THIS IN THE WEATHER BIZ SINCE THE 90S, BUT IT… …

    ONE OF THEM IS THAT THE EUROPEAN MODEL (ECMWF)   IS ALWAYS BETTER THAN THE GFS. (GLOBAL FORECAST SYSTEM) …

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    THE TOO LATE  GFS PREDICTION THAT DETERMINED IRMA’S LAND FALL  AND EVACUATION IN FLORIDA WAS TOO BIG TO IGNORE.

    BECAUSE ON SEP 2, 2017 IT WAS  THE EUROPEAN MODEL (ECMWF)  THAT PREDICTED  THE STORM TRACKING FURTHER WEST…. And, the entire world  knows the rest of that story….

    AFTER THE FACT, The Canadian News media noticed, and asked on The National, “Why didn’t the U.S. use the European model for predicting Hurricane IRMA?”

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    WHY INDEED, THE FAILURE OF (GFS) IS  TOO BIG TO BE IGNORED BY PRESIDENT TRUMP.

    IRMA Predicting Weather with Spaghetti?

    Predicting and evacuating 6 million people in Florida, the largest mass evacuation in U.S. history, based on the inferior (GFS) Spaghetti model decision is too big to be ignored by the Trump Administration and  We the American people. Specifically?  the U.S Department of Energy’s engagement in and with…  and/or dis-connect with the (ECMWF).

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    The History of the WA DC Establishment’s Tactic’s, Process and Progress….

    I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “throw spaghetti against the wall and see what sticks.” It’s a common way to describe the process of testing many different tactics at the same time in order to identify what works (sticks) and what doesn’t work (falls to the floor).

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    In spite of the too late GFS, IRMA land fall predictions for Florida, a higher authority prevailed,

    In God we trust, and with President Trump we the people  shall prevail.

    Under the administration of President Trump, to date,  68 lives were lost to Hurricane Irma.

    And, under the Trump Administration 82 lives were lost to Hurricane Harvey

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    The European model, is run by the European Center for Medium-range Weather Forecasting (ECMWF), the premiere U.S. Weather model, is the Global Forecast System (GFS).

    THE U.S. ANALOG TO THE EUROPEAN MODEL (ECMWF),  IS THE GLOBAL FORECAST SYSTEM (GFS).

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    TUE SEP 05 2017  500 AM AST The NOAA’s National Hurricane Center (NHC) said IRMA could have “some impacts” on Florida after passing the Caribbean.

    TUE SEP 05 2017  500 AM AST The NOAA’s National Hurricane Center (NHC) REMINDED USERS NOT TO FOCUS ON THE EXACT FORECAST TRACK, ESPECIALLY AT THE LONGER RANGES, SINCE THE AVERAGE NHC TRACK ERRORS ARE ABOUT 175 AND 225 STATUTE MILES AT DAYS 4 AND 5, RESPECTIVELY.

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    Hurricane Irma path: Why ‘spaghetti models’ show range of options …

    www.businessinsider.com/hurricane-irma-spaghetti-models-landfall-2017-9

    Sep 6, 2017 – Hurricane Irma ‘spaghetti models‘ show many potential paths for the storm — here’s … Company (the group behind The Weather Channel and the Weather … is primarily run in the US, and Euro models that come from Europe.

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    SEP 6, 2017

    Here’s what the world’s most accurate weather model predicts for Irma …

    https://arstechnica.com/…/heres-what-the-worlds-most-accurate-weather-model-predic…

    SEP 6, 2017 – Note: This story was written during the afternoon of Wednesday, Sept. 6. As of Thursday morning, the forecasts discussed within are still more …A potentially catastrophic hurricane will approach southern Florida this weekend.

    Eric Berger – 9/6/2017, 12:10 PM

    Take a look at this plot of a bunch of different models from Wednesday morning. Note the dark blue line on the left-hand side of the forecast tracks—that’s the official track forecast from the National Hurricane Center that was issued at 5am ET.

    THE US ANALOG TO THE EUROPEAN MODEL (ECMWF),  IS THE GLOBAL FORECAST SYSTEM (GFS). It has a lower resolution, and it typically doesn’t perform quite as well. The European model runs every 12 hours, so when the forecast plot was made, National Hurricane Center forecasters were working off of the 00z run, which typically comes out at about 2:30am ET. The ensemble forecasts (about 50 runs on a lower resolution model with slightly different initial conditions) typically follow about an hour later. Here’s what that ensemble data looked like for forecasters on Wednesday morning.

    CLICK ON THE LINK TO SEE the  forecast model spaghetti plot for Hurricane Irma, with an official forecast track in dark blue.

    Now, you may be wondering, “Why is the official forecast so far to the left, when all of the other models had moved east?” THE ANSWER IS THE EUROPEAN MODEL. This forecast system has superior hardware to run its calculations. But more importantly, it has a method by which it better assimilates real-world data—observations from weather networks around the world, atmospheric soundings, reconnaissance aircraft, and much more—into its calculations.

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    FRI SEP 8, 2017  BASED ON IRMA’S PROJECTED PATH, WHICH INCLUDES Florida’s heavily populated eastern coast, the enormous storm could create one of the largest mass evacuations in US history, CNN senior meteorologist Dave Hennen said. Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties combined have about 6 million people.

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    JAN 13, 2016 – WE’VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THIS IN THE WEATHER BIZ SINCE THE 90S, BUT IT… … ONE OF THEM IS THAT

    THE EUROPEAN MODEL IS ALWAYS BETTER THAN THE GFS

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    US forecast models have been pretty terrible during Hurricane Irma …

    https://arstechnica.com/…/us-forecast-models-have-been-pretty-terrible-during-hurrica…

    7 days ago – NOAA’s best weather model seems to be getting worse with hurricanes, … AT TIMES DURING HARVEY, THE EUROPEAN MODEL OUTPERFORMED HUMANS.

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    Sep 2, 2017 THE EUROPEAN MODEL kept  the storm tracking further west, nearing the Bahamas by the end of next week.

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    Tue Sep 05 2017  500 AM AST The NOAA’s National Hurricane Center (NHC) said Irma could have “some impacts” on Florida after passing the Caribbean.

    USERS ARE REMINDED TO NOT FOCUS ON THE EXACT FORECAST TRACK, ESPECIALLY AT THE LONGER RANGES, SINCE THE AVERAGE NHC TRACK ERRORS ARE ABOUT 175 AND 225 STATUTE MILES AT DAYS 4 AND 5, RESPECTIVELY.

    SEP 6, 2017 – Its latest NHC update said: “There is an increasing chance of seeing some impacts from Irma in the Florida Peninsula and the Florida Keys later this week and this weekend.  The European model kept  the storm tracking further west

    SEP 7, 2017THE STORM’S EXACT PATH STILL REMAINS UNCLEAR. But after seeing news reports about water and food shortages in Texas last week as Harvey blew through, Floridians want to be prepared, Florida residents are scrambling for supplies and prepping for ..

    FRI SEP 8, 2017  BASED ON IRMA’S PROJECTED PATH, WHICH INCLUDES Florida’s heavily populated eastern coast, the enormous storm could create one of the largest mass evacuations in US history, CNN senior meteorologist Dave Hennen said. Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties combined have about 6 million people.

    FRI SEP 8, 2017  THOUGH NOBODY KNOWS EXACTLY WHERE IRMA WILL MAKE LANDFALL, the governors of Georgia and South Carolina decided not to take any chances. They ordered mandatory evacuations of low-lying coastal areas around Savannah and Charleston.

    Other eastern Florida population centers could also see similar evacuations soon, depending on the path of the hurricane, which is expected to near Miami on Sunday.

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    For more than a week, meteorologists had insisted that the storm would travel west along the Cuban shore before suddenly shifting north toward the Florida peninsula.

    ABC News meteorologists warned Irma could threaten a wide area of the US coast ranging from Mobile, Alabama, to the Outer Banks of North Carolina and said the forecast cone of uncertainty is now very close to including parts of southern Florida and Miami. THE EUROPEAN MODEL kept  the storm tracking further west.

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    Those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it 

    WHEN 6 MILLION PEOPLE IN FLORIDA ARE EVACUATED, THE LARGEST MASS EVACUATION IN U.S. HISTORY, WAS PREDICTED  AND CAUSED BY USING   NOAA’S NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER (NHC)  INFERIOR SPAGHETTI MODEL

    THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION AND WE THE PEOPLE NEED TO BE NOTIFIED AND INFORMED.

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    MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2017 HINDSIGHT IS 20/20 

    Hurricane Irma: How the National Weather Service Prepared – The …

    https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/09/…weather…irma/539445/

    4 days ago – A couple looks at flood waters in Jacksonville, Florida on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, … Six million people had been evacuated on the basis of this alleged turn. … For the National Weather Service, Irma’s landfall represented an important … as its forecasters rushed to describe and predict the storm’s finale.

    If it failed to pivot, it would sail harmlessly into the Gulf of Mexico.

     Six million people had been evacuated on the basis of this alleged turn.

    Florida had declared a state of emergency, and the governor called up the national guard.

    Hurricane Irma again demonstrated the inferiority of the top U.S. weather model

    Hurricane Irma is one more in a long line of storms to shine a spotlight on problems with the GFS, particularly at intermediate to longer timescales. The issue gained prominence after Hurricane Sandy struck New Jersey in October 2012, which the European model hinted at at least a week in advance. The GFS model, however, didn’t catch on to the storm’s unusual track until about 5 days in advance. 

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    So Why Is the Euro Better?
    Many in the U.S. were embarrassed when the Euro beat the GFS badly for Sandy. It even got Congress whipped into a lather, and they approved tens of millions to upgrade the computers at NOAA — the agency that runs the National Weather Service. NOAA just announced that their Supercomputer is “running at record speed,” and that it “secures the U.S. reputation as a world leader…”“A” world leader, but not “THE” world leader…

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    Why the European Weather Model Remains King Over National …

    www.nbcphiladelphia.com/weather/…/European-Weather-Model-National-Weather-S…

    Jan 13, 2016 – We’ve been talking about this in the weather biz since the 90s, but it… … One of them is that the European model is always better than the GFS. … Since the GFS is just a part of NOAA’s many computer models, changing the …

    How do I know that? You can call it “chaos,” “The Butterfly Effect,” or simply “poorer initialization.” This gets complicated, but the basic story is: “garbage in, garbage out.” OK, it’s not garbage — it just isn’t as good as the way the Euro does it.

    The reason weather forecasts can never be perfect is that we can never perfectly input the exact current conditions all over the world — at all levels of the atmosphere. We’d need to measure every cubic inch of the earth!

    MIT meteorologist Edward Lorenz is credited with recognizing how chaos theory applies to weather forecasting. His famous paper in 1972 was titled: “Predictability: Does the Flap of a Butterfly’s Wings in Brazil Set Off a Tornado in Texas?” So, something as seemingly small and trivial as a butterfly flap could lead to changes in weather patterns around the world days, weeks, or months later. Small initial errors lead to bigger and bigger errors over time.

    So, the more accurate a computer model can get the current conditions, the more accurate the model is likely to be. Sure, there are dozens of other factors, but it’s like giving the Euro a 10-yard head start in a 100-yard dash. It’s possible to win, but awfully hard.
    Read more: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/weather/stories/European-Weather-Model-National-Weather-Service-365163381.html#ixzz4srcMMnbm
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    Predicting Weather with Spaghetti

    IS AN OVERSIMPLIFICATION FOR STUPID VOTERS………..

    HOWEVER, Hurricane Irma is one more in a long line of storms to shine a spotlight on problems with the GFS.

    And, Hurricane Irma again demonstrated the inferiority of the top U.S. weather model.

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    What does PWG / PWE / GFS / ECMWF stand for? – PredictWind Help …

    The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, ECMWF, is an independent intergovernmental organisation supported by most of the nations of Europe and is based at Shinfield Park, Reading, United Kingdom.

    https://support.predictwind.com/…/200214005-What-does-PWG-PWE-GFS-ECMWF…

    PWG stands for the PredictWind weather model that uses the NCEP global initial conditions for the model run and PWE is the PredictWind weather model that uses the ECMWF global initial conditions, both of these sources enable us to run our own worldwide weather models, we are the only company in the world that produces ...

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    Super-parametrization in climate and what do we learn from … – ECMWF

    https://www.ecmwf.int/…/13366-super-parametrization-climate-and-what-do-we-learn…

    Sep 4, 2015 – 305K (Future). W/m2. RCE. • SGS parameterizations can significantly alter climate … All superparameterization does is compute Q1 and Q2 …. Fall 2014: SP is in IFS Single-Column Model CY40R1;. • Currently … Preliminary results using T159 … http://www.cmmap.org/research/pubs-mmf.html. Lots of MMF …


  • The Facts of Katrina, Bush and Fema

    George W. Bush was President when an estimated 1,836 people died during Hurricane Katrina, one of the worst natural disasters  in U.S. history, that under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and FEMA quickly became one of the worst man made disasters in U.S. history.

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    If you click on the link below, and read it, you’ll know most of the facts…

    But not the history and the worst of the facts.

    Katrina: What Happened When – FactCheck.org

    www.factcheck.org/2005/09/katrina-what-happened-when/

    Sep 16, 2005 – Friday, Aug 26 2005 – 3 Days Prior to Katrina’s Louisiana Landfall … of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath,” Associated Press, 3 Sept 2005. … Security and FEMA “to coordinate all disaster relief efforts… … 28 20051 Day Prior ….. “Bush signs $51.8 billion bill for hurricane relief,” Associated Press, 8 Sep …

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    The National Weather Service had warned on August 28, 2005, the day before the storm made landfall on the Gulf Coast, that “most of the [Gulf Coast] area will be uninhabitable for weeks … perhaps longer.

    Prior to the 9/11/01 terrorist attack, FEMA had reported directly to the president. After 9/11/01, President GEORGE W . BUSH … On November 25, 2002, signed DHS into law the Department of Homeland Security  merged into effect on  September 20, 2003.  And FEMA was placed under the hierarchy of the Dept of Homeland Security (DHS)  for preparedness, response, and recovery.

    Facts Katrina Bush and FEMA preparedness, response Aug 23, 2005 – Aug, 31, 2005.

    The National Weather Service reported

    And, the nation watched

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     Thursday, August 25, 2005

    7 p.m.: The eye of Hurricane Katrina came ashore  in Florida, Falling trees killed  two people.

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    Friday, August 26, 2005

    3 a.m.: The storm’s center starts strengthening almost immediately as it touches the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico (See “Katrina’s Growth Echoed 1935’s “Storm of Century”).

    5 a.m.: Katrina reintensifies into a hurricane. Its strongest winds are about 75 miles an hour (120 kilometers an hour),

    11:30 a.m.: The National Hurricane Center reports that the hurricane is “rapidly strengthening” as it crosses the Gulf of Mexico’s very warm

    During the day: Governors Kathleen Blanco of Louisiana and Haley Barbour of Mississippi Declare States of Emergency in their respective states.

    The National Weather Service reported

    And, the nation watched

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    Where was FEMA’s preparedness and response for the week before Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast?

     Under DHS, Aug 23, 2005 – Aug 31, 2005.

    FEMA’s division directors for preparedness, response, and recovery had left;

    FEMA had 500 vacancies; and 8 of its 10 regional offices were headed by “acting” directors.

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary  was Michael Chertoff  

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency ( FEMA)  Director was Michael Brown.

    Where was Commander in Chief, President GEORGE W . BUSH for the week before Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast Aug 23, 2005 – Aug 31, 2005?

    During the month of Aug 2005, President George W. Bush was on vacation at his 1,600-acre Prairie Chapel Ranch in Crawford, Texas. As strange as it may seem at this time of instant communication and the 24-hour news cycle, during the late summer of 2005, President George W. Bush  didn’t pay attention to the biggest news story of the moment because he was on vacation.

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    Sunday, August 28, 2005

    The National Weather Service reported

    The national public news media reported

    And, the nation watched

    2 a.m.: Hurricane Katrina’s winds have increased to 145 miles an hour (235 kilometers an hour), MAKING IT A CATEGORY FOUR STORM. The eye of the storm is about 310 miles (500 kilometers) south of the mouth of the Mississippi River.

    9:30 a.m.: New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin issues a mandatory evacuation order. Tens of thousands of New Orleans residents begin streaming out of the city.

    11 a.m.: Hurricane Katrina has mushroomed into one of the most powerful hurricanes ever to form in the Atlantic. The storm’s strongest winds are blowing at about 175 miles an hour (280 kilometers an hour), MAKING IT A CATEGORY FIVE STORM. The center of the storm is about 225 miles (360 kilometers) from the mouth of the Mississippi River.

    Late Sunday night: Thousands of New Orleans residents who are unable to leave town or have chosen not to leave seek shelter in the Louisiana Superdome.

    On Sunday, August 28, 2005, The day before Katrina’s arrival Monday August 29, 2005. About 16,000 people eventually settled in.

    The National Weather Service reported

     The nation watched the TV coverage

     Where was FEMA’s preparedness and response?

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    Monday August 29, 2005

    When Katrina made landfall on Aug 29, 2005,  President George W. Bush had been on holiday at his ranch for 27 days, according to a tabulation kept by CBS News.

    KATRINA AUG 28, 29, 30, 31, 2005 preparedness, response.

    The Public News Media Reported

    With instant communication and the 24-hour news cycle, during the late summer of 2005 the nation watched the TV coverage in horror , the hurricane grew into a catastrophe, and Americans across the country were shocked by the television images they saw in Katrina’s immediate aftermath.  People stood on rooftops waving their arms and pleading for help as the flood waters inundated their communities.

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     As strange as it may seem at this time of instant communication and the 24-hour news cycle, during the late summer of 2005, President George W. Bush  didn’t pay attention to the biggest news story of the moment because he was on vacation.

    President George W. Bush’s aides decided they had to inform the president about it in stark terms.

    One of his aides put together a video showing scenes of hurricane-ravaged communities and showed it to the president.

     AT THIS POINT, PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH DECIDED HE SHOULD CUT HIS VACATION SHORT AND RETURN HOME TWO DAYS EARLY

     TO PRESIDE OVER THE FEDERAL RESPONSE FROM WASHINGTON.

     PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH FLEW BACK TO WASHINGTON ON AUGUST 31, AFTER 29 DAYS AT HIS RANCH.

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    Where were the most venerable Katrina Flood Victims?

    AUG 28, 29, 30, 31, 2005

    Trapped in the Superdome: Refuge becomes a hellhole | The Seattle …

    www.seattletimes.com/nation…/trapped-in-the-superdome-refuge-becomes-a-hellhole/

    Sep 1, 2005 – Crack vials littered the restroom. Blood stains the walls next to vending machines smashed by teenagers. The Louisiana Superdome, once a mighty testament to architecture and ingenuity, became the biggest storm shelter in New Orleans the day before Katrina’s arrival Monday. About 16,000 people eventually settled in.

    OR…where up to 20,000 people had taken shelter from Hurricane Katrina. … People were locked in the dome like prisoners,” he said.

    Desperate folks in the Superdome appeared in heartbreaking TV interviews begging for aid in their time of need. Making matters worse was that 67 percent of New Orleans was African American and 30 percent of the residents were poor, creating the impression that the government was insensitive and neglectful of minorities and the less fortunate.

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    PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH FLEW BACK TO WASHINGTON ON AUGUST 31, 2005 TO PRESIDE OVER THE FEDERAL RESPONSE FROM WASHINGTON.

    Wednesday August 31, 2005 – 2 Days After

    Morning Bush, still in Crawford, participates in a half-hour video conference on Katrina with Vice President Cheney (who is in Wyoming) and top aides.

    Later, President George W. Bush  boards Air Force One

    and flies over New Orleans on his way back to Washington.

    Mayor: Katrina may have killed thousands,” Associated Press, 31 Aug 2005

    Late Afternoon  – Bush, back at the White House, holds a cabinet meeting on Katrina and speaks for nine minutes in the Rose Garden to outline federal relief efforts. He says FEMA has moved 25 search and rescue teams into the area. As for those stranded at the Superdome, “Buses are on the way to take those people from New Orleans to Houston,” the President says.

    —”President Outlines Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts,” The Rose Garden, 31 Aug 2005.

    Thursday September 1, 2005 – 3 Days After

    EveningIn a special report that is typical of the picture that television is conveying to the world, CNN Correspondent Adaora Udoji reports:

    “Three days after Hurricane Katrina, and the situation is getting more desperate by the minute. Thousands are still stranded in misery.  . . . They are marching in search of food, water and relief. They’re surrounded by a crumbling city and dead bodies. Infants have no formula, the children no food, nothing for adults, no medical help. They’re burning with frustration, and sure they have been forgotten.”

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    ( FEMA)  Director  Michael Brown, in a live interview with CNN

    Brown says FEMA officials were unaware for days that – besides the hurricane victims stranded in the Superdome – thousands more had taken refuge in the New Orleans Convention Center nearby. Speaking from Baton Rouge in a live interview with CNN’s Paula Zahn, he says:

    Brown : And so, this — this catastrophic disaster continues to grow. I will tell you this, though. Every person in that Convention Center, we just learned about that today . And so, I have directed that we have all available resources to get to that Convention Center to make certain that they have the food and water, the medical care that they need…

    Q: Sir, you aren’t telling me…

    Brown : … and that we take care of those bodies that are there.  . . .

    Q: Sir, you aren’t just telling me you just learned that the folks at the Convention Center didn’t have food and water until today, are you? You had no idea they were completely cut off?

    Brown: Paula, the federal government did not even know about the Convention Center people until today.

    Paula Zahn Now, “Desperation in New Orleans; Interview With FEMA Director Mike Brown,”  Transcript, 1 Sept 2005.

    Later, Brown will say he was wrong and that FEMA actually knew about the victims at the Convention Center 24 hours earlier but was unable to reach them until Thursday.

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    Sep 1, 2005 National Guardsmen, accompanied by buses (475 total) and supply trucks, arrived at the Superdome on September 1. The buses were sent to pick up the evacuees from the Superdome and the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, where more than 20,000 people had been crowded in similarly poor living conditions.

    www.nytimes.com/2005/09/01/…/superdome-haven-quicklybecomes-an-ordeal.html?…Sep 1, 2005 – Slow evacuation of Superdome begins for 20000 or more storm … stench, unbathed, exhausted and hungry; many liken shelter to a prison; … They had flocked to the arena seeking sanctuary from the winds and waters of Hurricane Katrina. … Some people had arrived with nothing more than what they were …

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    Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act – Department of the …

    https://www.doi.gov/…/Post_Katrina_Emergency_Management_Reform_Act_pdf.pdf

    PUBLIC LAW 109–295—OCT. … Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 ….. ment of the PostKatrina Emergency Management Reform Act.

    A post-Katrina law dictates that when an federal emergency is declared —

    THE FEMA DIRECTOR REPORTS DIRECTLY TO THE PRESIDENT

     and not through the normal chain of command that puts the secretary of Homeland Security over FEMA.

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    Hurricane Katrina: The Essential Time Line

    news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/09/0914_050914_katrina_timeline_2.html

    2 a.m.: Hurricane Katrina’s winds have increased to 145 miles an hour (235 … Tens of thousands of New Orleans residents begin streaming out of the city. … for Hurricane Katrina rescue and relief, and President George W. Bush signs the bill.

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    Hurricane Katrina – Facts & Summary – HISTORY.com

    www.history.com/topics/hurricane-katrina

    Find out more about the history of Hurricane Katrina, including videos, interesting … Early in the morning on August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf ... Officials, even including President George W. Bush, seemed unaware of just how …

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    Hurricane Katrina Was the Beginning of the End for George W. Bush …

    https://www.usnews.com/…/hurricane-katrina-was-the-beginning-of-the-end-for-geor…

    Aug 28, 2015 – Hurricane Katrina badly damaged the former president’s reputation. And it still hasn’t recovered.

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    Just saying the History of FEMA is really an  interesting read…

    FEMA didn’t start off as FEMA—in fact, it has been reshuffled and reorganized more than perhaps any other key agency in recent US history.

    A REALLY REALLY LONG HISTORY,  BUT SECRET? WELL, NOT SO MUCH

    The Secret History of FEMA | WIRED

    https://www.wired.com/story/the-secret-history-of-fema/

    Sep 3, 2017 – A large FEMA trailer park is seen next to the University of New Orleans campus … agency finally ended up part of the Department of Homeland Security in 2003. … The administration threw its weight behind a congressional effort to ….. By the end of President George H.W. Bush’s administration, FEMA was …

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    This confusions and lack of focus all came home to roost in August 2005 as Hurricane Katrina churned through the Gulf of Mexico toward New Orleans.

    The federal government’s response to the hurricane—combined with mistakes at the local and state government level—was an epic disaster in its own right.

     Hurricane Katrina triggered the strongest indictment of governmental incompetence of the 21st century.

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    GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP FOR HIS PLANNING AND PROMPT COORDINATED RESPONSE TO THE VICTIMS OF HURRICANES HARVEY AND IRMA

    GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP FOR HIS CONTINUED COMPASSIONATE SUPPORT

    PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP FLIES TO DESPERATE PEOPLE IN NEED

    NOT OVER THEM, HE LANDS, HE PUTS HIS BOOTS ON THE GROUND

    HE REACHES OUT TO PEOPLE, HE PERSONALLY ASKS THEM IF THEY HAVE WHAT THEY NEED AND IF THEY ARE GETTING WHAT THEY NEED.

     


  • Remembering 9/11 President Bush and Trump

    Sept 11, 2017, 16 years later, of course we vividly remember 9/11.

    George W. Bush was President on Sept 11, 2001  when a terrorist attack killed 2,977 people.

    I remember the Twin Towers, been there, I went to the top October 19, 1987  It was Black Monday (a memorable day)

    Sept 11, 2001  I watched the 9/11 attack live, as it was being broadcast on TV right after the plane hit the first tower. At first I thought it was a stupid  movie stunt…  Then Oh My God…. It was really happening to the Twin Towers, in New York City in the United States of  America. I woke my grandson and we watched as the  second plane hit, and as more unbelievable news poured in …..

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    It was strange yesterday , Sept 11, 2017, 16 years later, the usual busy internet emails and comments went eerily silent, no alternate social media websites and blogs posting about remembering  9/11,  no comments on  the horrific devastation of  Hurricane Harvey and Irma, And, not even internet complaints  on the hundreds of out of control wildfires and with unhealthy choking blinding smoke covering the western United States.

    With all of the horrific natural disaster happening in two short weeks and then remembering the horrors of 9/11 on top of it…, Well, maybe,  We the People were all just being philosophically quiet, reflecting on….  “There but by the grace of God go I” losing my loved one, my home, my dreams and my future.

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    But, I think “NOT” We the People are quietly, Very Optimistic

    This biblical quote sounds a lot like A President Trump quote to me….

    1 Corinthians 15:10 (BBE) BUT BY THE GRACE OF GOD, I AM WHAT I AM: AND HIS GRACE WHICH WAS GIVEN TO ME HAS NOT BEEN FOR NOTHING; FOR I DID MORE WORK THAN ALL OF THEM; THOUGH NOT I, BUT THE GRACE OF GOD WHICH WAS WITH ME.

    INDEED….

    Behind My Back | President Trump’s Amazing Grace

    www.behindmyback.org/2017/05/21/president-trumps-amazing-grace/

    May 21, 2017 – President Trump’s Amazing Grace TODAY, MAY 21, 2017 PRESIDENT TRUMP’S SPOKE TO THE LEADERS OF 50 MUSLIM COUNTRIES AT …

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    Monday, September 11, 2017 9:08 AM A 9/11 Message from President Trump

    From: The White House

    To: phew@wavecable.com

    Sent: Monday, September 11, 2017 9:08 AM

    Subject: Never Forget

    Today, we pay tribute to and remember the nearly 3,000 lives lost in the terror attacks on September 11, 2001. We mourn them, we honor them, and we pledge to never forget them.

    Today, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump led a moment of silence at the White House in remembrance of those lost on September 11, 2001. Watch the moment of silence.

    The President and the First Lady then participated in a 9/11 observance at the Pentagon. Watch the remembrance ceremony.

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    Last night on the 16th Anniversary I watched the History Channel’s documentary.

    102 Minutes That Changed America: 15th Anniversary Addition …

    ▶ 1:36:00

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qi2vdOSoFFI

    Sep 11, 2016 – Uploaded by sÔrs tv

    History’s Emmy® Award-winning, and critically acclaimed documentary chronicled THE TERROR OF 9/11 IN REAL-TIME …

    Click on the links

    Never Forget, We mourn them, we honor them, and we pledge to never forget them.

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    refresh your memory

    9/11 Attacks – Facts & Summary – HISTORY.com

    www.history.com/topics/9-11-attacks

    Find out more about the history of 9/11 Attacks, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on HISTORY.com.

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    FACT: George W. Bush was President on Sept 11, 2001 when 2,977 people died  on American Soil from a terrorist attack.

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    9/11 Commission – Facts & Summary – HISTORY.com

    www.history.com/topics/9-11-commission

    The 9/11 Commission began its first hearings in New York City in the spring of 2003 and presented its findings in a public report released in July 2004.

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    9/11 Commission Report Executive Summary

    govinfo.library.unt.edu/911/report/911Report_Exec.pdf

    by CJMF Nóbrega – ‎2013 – ‎Cited by 3 – ‎Related articles

    THE 9/11. COMMISSION. REPORT. Final Report of the. National … Warren Bass …. Why did they do this? How was the attack planned and conceived? How did …. We do know that soon after arriving in California, the two al Qaeda oper-.

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    The bottom line,

    This biblical quote sounds a lot like A President Trump quote to me….

    1 Corinthians 15:10 (BBE) BUT BY THE GRACE OF GOD, I AM WHAT I AM: AND HIS GRACE WHICH WAS GIVEN TO ME HAS NOT BEEN FOR NOTHING; FOR I DID MORE WORK THAN ALL OF THEM; THOUGH NOT I, BUT THE GRACE OF GOD WHICH WAS WITH ME.

    INDEED….


  • Trump Acts for the People Not the Party

    FEMA Emergency Funding was ending on Sept 30, 2017

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted overwhelmingly on Friday to send a $15.3 billion disaster aid package to President Donald Trump, overcoming conservative objections to linking the emergency legislation to a temporary increase in America’s borrowing authority. The legislation also keeps the government funded into December 8, 2017.

    Sept 8, 2017 House sends $15B emergency funding aid bill, debt hike to Trump to sign

    The 316-90 vote would refill FEMA’s depleted emergency accounts as Florida braces for the impact of Hurricane Irma this weekend and Texas picks up the pieces after the devastation of the Harvey storm.

    All 90 “No” votes were cast by Republicans, following establishment party lines.

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    Nov 8, 2017 At President Trumps victory speech,  they played “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.

    President Trump stepped across the aisle and  agreed to raise the debt limit and fund the federal government through December 8, 2017.

    You can’t always get what you want

     but if you try sometime you find

    you get what you need.

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    Office of Management and Budget Director Mulvaney, defended the deal and Trump.

     “It was absolutely the right thing to do,” Mulvaney said. “The president is a results-driven person, and right now he wants to see results on Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, and tax reform. He saw an opportunity to work with Democrats on this particular issue at this particular time.”

    There are really only three types of people Those who make things happen those who watch things happen and those who say What happened.

    Sept 8, 2017 President Trump signed the bill into law.

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    I only have one vote, but in disasters of epic proportion Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the only way to get  immediate emergency relief and funding for  (FEMA) was to use our national credit card.

    President Trump Acted for the People not the Party, and he gets my vote.

    The WA DC establishment does not rule President Trump

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    Do you remember President Trump’s  oath of office January 20th, 2017?

    Trump’s promise is a Promise here are some snippets to remind you of what President Trump swore to….

    The oath of office I take today is an oath of allegiance to ALL AMERICANS.

    So to all Americans in every city near and far, small and large, from mountain to mountain, from ocean to ocean, hear these words. You will never be ignored again.

     January 20th, 2017, will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again.

    Jan 20, 2017  We will no longer accept POLITICIANS who are all talk and no action, constantly complaining, but never doing anything about it.

    The time for empty talk is over. Now arrives the hour of action.

    What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people.

    THE ESTABLISHMENT PROTECTED ITSELF, BUT NOT THE CITIZENS OF OUR COUNTRY. Their victories have not been your victories. Their triumphs have not been your triumphs. And while they celebrated in our nation’s capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land.

    THERE SHOULD BE NO FEAR. We are protected and we will always be protected. We will be protected by the great men and women of our military and law enforcement.

     AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, WE WILL BE PROTECTED BY GOD.

    We are one nation and their pain is our pain. Their dreams are our dreams. And their success will be our success. We share one heart, one home, and one glorious destiny. THE OATH OF OFFICE I TAKE TODAY IS AN OATH OF ALLEGIANCE TO ALL AMERICANS.

    YOUR VOICE, your hopes, and your dreams will define our American destiny. And your courage and goodness and love will forever guide us along the way.

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    Sept 9, 2017 In God We Trust

    In President Trump We the People Shall Prevail

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    All 90 “no” votes were cast by Republicans, following party lines, just like the Democrats on Obamacare.

    17 Republican senators were the only ones to vote against a measure to advance a bill that would provide emergency relief funding to the victims of Hurricane Harvey and temporarily raise the debt ceiling and fund the government through mid-December.

    The 17 senators include: Sens. Bob Corker of Tennessee, Deb Fischer of Nebraska, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Jerry Moran of Kansas, Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, Steve Daines of Montana, Jeff Flake of Arizona, JAMES LANKFORD of Oklahoma, RAND PAUL of Kentucky, Michael Enzi of Wyoming, LINDSAY GRAHAM of South Carolina, Mike Lee of Utah, James Risch of Idaho, Joni Ernst of Iowa, Chuck Grassley of Iowa, JOHN MCCAIN of Arizona and Ben Sasse of Nebraska.

    Lawmakers voted 80-17 in favor of sending the bill back to the House for renegotiations Thursday. The Senate’s vote comes off the heels of the measure passed in the House Wednesday, which allocated $7.85 billion for Hurricane Harvey relief funding with near-unanimous support.

    The large emergency funding package, linked to the debt ceiling and government spending, could be the result of a contentious deal struck in the Oval Office Wednesday afternoon. Instead of aligning with members of his own party and administration, Trump agreed to raise the debt limit and fund the federal government through mid-December, allowing members of Congress to deal with the federal budget in the coming months

    Republican leaders, according to the source, pushed for an 18-month debt limit hike, then floated six months…..

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    The U.S. Congress has a documented history  of voting party lines

    And, kicking cans down the road.

    With Donald J. Trump as President of the United States of America.

    “We’ve come to the end of that road.”

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    How Timely, I just couldn’t resist….

    DEMOCRATS DON’T HAVE AN EXCLUSIVE ON STUPID

    There are really only three types of people Those who make things happen those who watch things happen and those who say What happened.

    Hillary (D) is touting her new  book “What Happened” (being released on Sept 12,2017)

    Rep. Ryan Costello, R-Pa, described a surreal scene with Mnuchin (on the bill).  Costello, said “It’s kind of like ‘Where am I? What’s going on here?’”, “if it wasn’t so serious it kind of would have been funny.”(news release Sept 8, 2017)

    Who’s on First was really  funny,   a relative of Lou Costello?

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    Just saying, any informed  person with common sense  knew

    Behind My Back | 2014 FEMA’s Warped Data?

    www.behindmyback.org/2014/03/22/2014-femas-warped-data/

    From Maine to Oregon 2014 FEMA FLOOD MAPS have often been built using outdated, inaccurate data. Homeowners, in turn, have to bear the cost of fixing …

    And, on Aug 25, 2017,  something like this  was inevitable …

    Behind My Back | Raising the Debt Ceiling for Hurricane Harvey?

    www.behindmyback.org/2017/08/25/raising-the-debt-ceiling-for-hurricane-harvey/

    Hurricane Harvey: Texas braces for ‘catastrophic flooding’ as storm … … to bear the cost of fixing … please click on the FEMA/NFIP links on behindmyback.org.


  • Who is Responsible for DACA’s Dreamers?

    Parents are responsible for their own children.

    I am responsible for mine and you are responsible for yours. period

    Another chapter in the book of Revelations By Pearl Revere

    WHO KNEW? GO FIGURE?

    WHY AREN’T ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT PARENTS RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN DACA CHILDREN?

    To make a long story short (documentation below)

    JUNE 15, 2012 PRESIDENT- OBAMA  SAID DACA IS SPECIFICALLY FOR CERTAIN YOUNG PEOPLE SOMETIMES CALLED “DREAMERS.”

    AT LEAST SIX STATES—CALIFORNIA, MINNESOTA, NEW MEXICO, OREGON, TEXAS AND WASHINGTON—CURRENTLY ALLOW UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS TO RECEIVE STATE FINANCIAL AID.  

    WHY ARE COERCED TAXPAYERS IN WASHINGTON STATE RESPONSIBLE FOR ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS CHILDREN’S?

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    WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR MAKING DACA’S DREAMERS A FINANCIAL NIGHTMARE FOR HARD WORKING, TAXPAYING AMERICAN CITIZENS?

    ANOTHER TRICKLEDOWN UNFUNDED MANDATE CAUSED BY OBAMA (D)  ADMINISTRATION OF  TOP DOWN GOVERNMENT?

    SEPT 6, 2017 WHAT IS DACA?

    I am looking for a PDF or website that has the actual text of the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) order that President Obama issued in 2012. Is there a PDF out there for it?

    DACA was not legislation or an executive order; IT TECHNICALLY comes from a memo issued by then Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano on June 15th 2012.

    IT IS NOT CALLED DACA IN THE MEMO THOUGH (WHICH IS WHY IT’S NOT AS EASY TO GOOGLE FOR).

    June 15, 2012, DHS Janet Napolitano’s memo and Obama’s announcement the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

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    WHO KNEW? GO FIGURE?

    Obama’s DREAMERS, DACA recipients are not children or orphans, they are called individuals, THEY ARE ALLOWED TO LIVE, WORK AND STUDY IN THE U.S.A.

    In the U.S.A, the land of law and order, there are 11 million illegal’s (the majority are law abiding) immigrants, there are 800 hundred thousand illegal foreign  mostly young adults, (the majority are law abiding)

    BUT, UNDER DACA  THEY ARE NOT CHILDREN  THE USCIS PROCESS SHALL ALSO BE AVAILABLE TO INDIVIDUALS SUBJECT TO A FINAL ORDER OF REMOVAL REGARDLESS OF THEIR AGE.

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     JUNE 15TH 2012 Read Obama’s new DHS Policy full remarks

    snippets….

    THE PRESIDENT- OBAMA:  Good afternoon, everybody.  This morning, Secretary Napolitano announced new actions my administration will take to mend our nation’s immigration policy, to make it more fair, more efficient, and more just — SPECIFICALLY FOR CERTAIN YOUNG PEOPLE SOMETIMES CALLED “DREAMERS.”

    THE FOREIGNER  DREAMERS  ACT?

    THE PRESIDENT- OBAMA:  Now, both parties wrote this legislation.  And a year and a half ago, Democrats passed the DREAM ACT in the House, but Republicans walked away from it.  It got 55 votes in the Senate, but Republicans blocked it.

    The DACA went into effect in August, within the 60 day DHS memo new policy requirement..

    THE PRESIDENT- OBAMA:  Over the next few months, eligible INDIVIDUALS who do not present a risk to national security or public safety will be able to request temporary relief from deportation proceedings and apply for WORK authorization.

    JUNE 15TH 2012 Obama ignored two important questions.

    THE AMERICAN DREAMERS?

    Q    — foreigners over American workers.

    THE PRESIDENT:  Excuse me, sir.  It’s not time for questions, sir.

    Q    What about American workers who are unemployed while you import foreigners?

    END

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    SEPT 5, 2017, EXCUSE ME, OBAMAIT IS TIME FOR QUESTIONS, SIR.

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    WHAT IS DACA?

    DACA: AG Sessions said Obama-era immigration plan ending | AL.com

    www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2017/09/what_is_daca_ag_jeff_sessions.html

    1 day ago – What is DACA?  Friday, September 1, 2017. AG Jeff Sessions making Tuesday announcement on ‘Dreamers:’ Watch live, live updates. Updated on September 5, 2017

    The program that allowed as many as 800,000 undocumented immigrants to remain in the U.S. will soon end, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Tuesday.

    “The program known as DACA that was effectuated under the Obama administration is being rescinded,” Sessions said.

    Sessions said Congress will be given six months to address the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals- or DACA – program. The policy was put in place by former President Barack Obama in 2012 and allows certain undocumented immigrants who were brought into the U.S. as children to receive for work permits and deferments from deportation.

    “DACA was effectuated by the previous administration through executive action, without proper statutory authority and with no established end-date, after Congress’ repeated rejection of proposed legislation that would have accomplished a similar result,” Sessions wrote in a letter explaining the decision. “Such an open-ended circumvention of immigration laws was an unconstitutional exercise of authority by the Executive Branch.”

    DACA covers those who were brought to the U.S. before age 16 and who were under age 31 as of June 15, 2012, among other criteria.

    NBC News is reporting the Trump administration will stop considering new applications for legal status dated after Tuesday but will allow any DACA recipients with a permit set to expire before March 5, 2018 to apply for a two-year renewal.

    Under the plan announced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Trump administration will stop considering new applications for legal status dated after Tuesday, but will allow any DACA recipients with a permit set to expire before March 5, 2018, the opportunity to apply for a two-year renewal

    As many as 800,000 people – known as “Dreamers” – have applied for DACA status, according to the Justice Department. Mexico is the most common country of origin, followed by El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. Over half of all Dreamers live in California and Texas.

    Nationwide, more than 1.9 million people are eligible for DACA status.

    President Trump has signaled he wants to end the program but vowed any changes to DACA would be made “with heart.” Early reports said Trump plans to end the program but will allow a six-month delay to give Congress time to address the status of those already covered under DACA.

    Sessions announcement came on the same day as a deadline imposed by several Republican-led states threatening to challenge the plan in court if it was not rescinded.

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    BREAKING: Texas AG Paxton is joined by 9 other state AGs & 1 gov in urging Trump administration to end #DACA. If not, they say they’ll sue.

    12:58 PM – Jun 29, 2017

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    TECHNICALLY THIS IS  DACA                               

    MEMO, JUNE 15TH 2012  FROM:  JANET NAPOLITANO SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY

    Secretary U.S. Department of Homeland Security

    Washington, DC 20528

    Homeland Security

    June 15, 2012

    MEMORANDUM

    FOR: David V. Aguilar

    Acting Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

    Alejandro Mayorkas Director, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration

    Services

    John Morton Director, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

    FROM: Janet Napolitano Secretary of Homeland security

    SUBJECT: Exercising Prosecutorial Discretion with Respect to

    Individuals Who Came to the United States as Children

    By this memorandum, I am setting forth how, in the exercise of

    our prosecutorial discretion, the Department of Homeland Security

    (DHS) should enforce the Nation’s immigration laws against certain

    young people who were brought to this country as children and know

    only this country as home.

    As a general matter, these individuals lacked the intent to violate the law

    and our ongoing review of pending removal cases is already offering administrative closure to many of them.

    However, additional measures are necessary to ensure that our enforcement resources are not expended on these low priority cases but are instead appropriately focused on people who meet our enforcement priorities.

    The following criteria should be satisfied before an individual is considered

    for an exercise of prosecutorial discretion pursuant to this memorandum:

    • came to the United States under the age of sixteen;
    • has continuously resided in the United States for a least five years

    preceding the date of this memorandum and is present in the United

    States on the date of this memorandum;

    • is currently in school, has graduated from high school, has obtained

    a general education development certificate, or is an honorably discharged

    veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States;

    • has not been convicted of a felony offense, a significant misdemeanor

    offense, multiple misdemeanor offenses, or otherwise poses a threat to

    national security or public safety; and

    • is not above the age of thirty.

    Our Nation’ s immigration laws must be enforced in a strong and sensible

    manner. They are not designed to be blindly enforced without consideration

    given to the individual circumstances of each case. Nor are they designed

    to remove productive young people to countries where they may not have

    lived or even speak the language.

    Indeed, many of these young people have already contributed to our country

    in significant ways. Prosecutorial discretion, which is used in so many other

    areas, is especially justified here. As part of this exercise of prosecutorial

    discretion, the above criteria are to be considered whether or not an individual

    is already in removal proceedings or subject to a final order of removal.

    No individual should receive deferred action under this memorandum unless

    they first pass a background check and requests for relief pursuant to this

    memorandum are to be decided on a case by case basis.

    DHS cannot provide any assurance that relief will be granted in all

    cases.

    1. With respect to individuals who are encountered by U.S. Immigration

    and Customs Enforcement (ICE), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

    , or U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS):

    • With respect to individuals who meet the above criteria, ICE and CBP

    should immediately exercise their discretion, on an individual basis, in

    order to prevent low priority individuals from being placed into removal

    proceedings or removed from the United States.

    • USCIS is instructed to implement this memorandum consistent with

    its existing guidance regarding the issuance of notices to appear.

    1. With respect to individuals who are in removal proceedings but

    not yet subject to a final order of removal, and who meet the above

    criteria:

    • ICE should exercise prosecutorial discretion, on an individual basis

    , for individuals who meet the above criteria by deferring action for a period

    of two years, subject to renewal, in order to prevent low priority individuals

    from being removed from the United States.

    • ICE is instructed to use its Office of the Public Advocate to permit

    individuals who believe they meet the above criteria to identify themselves

    through a clear and efficient process.

    • ICE is directed to begin implementing this process within 60 days of

    the date of this memorandum.

    • ICE is also instructed to immediately begin the process of deferring

    action against individuals who meet the above criteria whose cases

    have already been identified through the ongoing review of pending

    cases before the Executive Office for Immigration Review.

    1. With respect to the individuals who are not currently in removal

    proceedings and meet the above criteria, and pass a background check:

    • USCIS should establish a clear and efficient process for exercising

    prosecutorial discretion, on an individual basis, by deferring action

    against individuals who meet the above criteria and are at least 15

    years old, for a period of two years, subject to renewal, in order

    to prevent low priority individuals from being placed into removal

    proceedings or removed from the United States.

    • The USCIS process shall also be available to individuals subject

    to a final order of removal regardless of their age.

    • US CIS is directed to begin implementing this process within 60

    days of the date of this memorandum. For individuals who are granted deferred action by either ICE or USCIS, USCIS shall accept applications to determine

    whether these individuals qualify for work authorization during this period of deferred action.

    This memorandum confers no substantive right, immigration status or pathway to citizenship.

    Only the Congress, acting through its legislative authority, can confer these rights.

    It remains for the executive branch, however, to set forth policy for the exercise of discretion within the framework of the existing law.

    I have done so here.

    Janet Napolitano Secretary of Homeland security

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    THIS IS AN INTERESTING $$$ SITUATION

    Undocumented Student Tuition: Overview

    www.ncsl.org/research/education/undocumented-student-tuition-overview.aspx

    Since 2001, 18 states—California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma*, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin—have passed legislation extending in-state tuition rates to undocumented students who meet specific requirements.

    to be continued…


  • Harvey the Road to Recovery

    The Trump Administration has provided the following updated coordination report.

    Sept 3, 2017 A nine (9) page  3575 word FEMA news release document

    The Road to Recovery: The Federal Family’s Coordinated Efforts to Support Survivors in the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

    Release Date:

    September 3, 2017

    For Immediate Release
    FEMA News Desk
    Phone: 202-646-3272

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its federal partners’ personnel and resources are supporting state, local, and tribal efforts throughout Texas and Louisiana. More than 30,000 federal staff are deployed in support of the response to Hurricane Harvey.

    Hurricane Harvey made landfall at Rockport, Texas on Friday, August 25, at 10 p.m. CDT, the first major hurricane to make landfall on the Gulf Coast since 2005. Harvey’s extremely slow movement for the next five days resulted in catastrophic flooding in southeast Texas and Louisiana.

    Rescue efforts continue in some areas while recovery efforts are beginning for many communities.

    As of September 1, 2017:

    • 42,399 people sought refuge in 248 Red Cross and partner shelters in Texas. Six shelters are also open in Louisiana serving another 1,487 people.
    • Federal search and rescue teams continue to search for potential survivors. To date, federal responders have rescued more than 16,800 individuals and 1,500 pets. Federal search and rescue involves a partnership among responders from the Department of Homeland Security, including FEMA, the United States Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection, and the Department of Defense.

    The following commodities have been provided by FEMA to the states at their request:

    • Texas
      • More than 3,190,000 meals;
      • More than 3,190,000 liters of water;
      • More than 9,900 blankets;
      • More than 8,840 cots; and
      • More than 10,300 hygiene kits
    • Louisiana:
      • More than 416,000 meals; and
      • More than 414,000 liters of water

    Federal Disaster Recovery Coordinator (FDRC) Mike Byrne has been named to help with recovery. He will oversee an assessment of impacted communities and help develop a recovery support strategy. This strategy will help hard-hit communities gain easier access to federal funding, bridge gaps in assistance, and establish goals for recovery that are measurable, achievable, and affordable.

    Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams (DSATs) are in the field registering survivors and addressing immediate and emerging needs of disaster survivors including: on-site registration, applicant status checks, on-the-spot needs assessments, requests for accommodations for those with disabilities or access or functional needs, and access to partners offering survivor services.

    The first Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) opened yesterday, September 1, 2017, at Edna High School Football Stadium in Edna, Texas. DRCs will continue to open in locations identified by the state of Texas to provide information to survivors. Visit the DRC Locator to find additional DRC locations as they open.

    FEMA has received more than 457,000 registrations for assistance, including a record number of single-day registrations on two consecutive days (August 29 and 30) this week. More than 121,000 survivors have already been approved for more than $83.4 million in assistance from FEMA.

    The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has received 2,118 disaster loan applications, primarily for homes. The SBA has fielded 5,221 calls and completed 451 property damage inspections.

    Short-term housing assistance and other immediate funding is available to survivors who register. Survivors whose homes are uninhabitable or inaccessible may have access to short-term lodging at eligible hotels. FEMA can also provide up to two months of expedited rental assistance to those eligible. When survivors register, they will also receive information on other resources in their area, including available services from other federal agencies.

    For survivors who have suffered damage and have federal flood insurance, FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program is issuing advance payments of up to $5,000 for building and contents damages prior to an adjuster’s inspection to help get funds into the hands of survivors as soon as possible. If a policyholder has photos and receipts of out-of-pocket expenses, they may receive an advance payment of up to $10,000. As of 2 p.m. EDT on Friday, September 1, more than 63,000 claims have been submitted in Texas.

    To help people affected by this disaster, FEMA has created a webpage with resources and additional information for People with Disabilities and Others with Access & Functional Needs. Information is available in the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog, Urdu, and Vietnamese.

    More than 3,800 FEMA employees are working in support of Hurricane Harvey response.

    Other Ongoing Federal Efforts:

    The American Red Cross (Red Cross) remains focused on sheltering operations. As of September 1, there were 258 shelters open with a population of at least 42,399 in Texas. In Louisiana there were 3 ARC shelters open with a population of 20, and 3 independent shelters with a population of 1,487. To support shelters we have shelter supplies for more than 75,000 on hand with an additional 10,000 en route. 9 kitchens are deployed in Texas, 4 operational now with all being operational by tomorrow. Capacity of each kitchen is 10,000 meals per day. An additional 6 kitchen support trailers are en route. To date, the ARC has served 168,390 meals and 224,200 snacks.

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is issuing safety alerts and has issued a statement from CPSC Acting Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle regarding Hurricane Harvey.

    The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has deployed nearly 450 AmeriCorps members, including FEMA Corps, from across the nation to Texas as well as local Senior Corps members with additional members of the AmeriCorps Disaster Response Team on standby. AmeriCorps members are working with the American Red Cross, supporting shelter and mass care operations, as well as providing assistance to FEMA’s logistics and disaster survivor assistance teams. AmeriCorps Disaster Response Teams, in coordination with FEMA and the Texas Division of Emergency Management, are organizing the volunteer and donations management process and operations. In addition, CNCS is leveraging its vast network of nonprofits and community organizations to communicate the correct channels for donations and volunteering as well as calling upon the more than one million AmeriCorps alumni – many of whom have previously responded to disasters — to fill the urgent need for trained shelter managers.

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is providing assistance through their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and waiving some regulations to make food more accessible, especially to school children and seniors. In addition, the USDA approved the state of Texas to designate schools not directly impacted by the Hurricane to serve as disaster organizations and shelters so that USDA foods can be used for congregate feeding, providing critical food assistance to those in need. USDA foods include a variety of canned, fresh, frozen, and dry products which include fruits, vegetables, meats, and whole grains.

    The Department of Defense (DoD) has stood up three additional Incident Support Bases (ISB) at Fort Hood, Joint Base San Antonio, and Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort-Worth to support forward distribution of supplies and equipment to the affected area.

    • Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) is providing more than 645,000 gallons of fuel in several locations.
    • USNORTHCOM deployed 73 helicopters, three C-130s, and eight para-rescue teams for search and rescue and evacuation. Approximately 6,300 active-duty military personnel are deployed to the affected area. DoD active-duty military personnel have rescued/assisted more than 1,200 people to date.
    • The National Guard Bureau (NGB) mission will transition to provide critical life support, power generation, water pumping, road and debris clearing, security, and setting up distribution points for food and water. The NGB has facilitated the flow more than 11,000 Guard personnel from 41 states to help Texas. They are readying additional forces to help recovery efforts, if they are needed.
    • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers currently has more than 150 personnel engaged and operating in coordination with county, state, and FEMA partners. USACE has received and is supporting FEMA Mission Assignments for temporary power, regional activation, subject matter experts, debris removal and technical assistance, and temporary housing technical monitoring. In addition, they are also focused on flood mitigation and reservoir operations.

    The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has activated its emergency response contact center in response to the devastating impacts of Hurricane Harvey. The Department’s K-12 and Higher Education stakeholders who are seeking informational resources should contact the Department toll free at 1-844-348-4082 or by email at HarveyRelief@ed.gov.

    The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Secretary of Energy has authorized the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) to negotiate and execute two emergency exchange agreements with the Phillips 66 Lake Charles Refinery. This decision will authorize a total of 400,000 barrels of sweet crude oil and 600,000 barrels of sour crude oil to be drawn down from SPR’s West Hackberry site and delivered via pipeline to the Phillips 66 refinery. DOE continues to provide situation reports on its website, and has added a page to report gas price gouging.

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

    • The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has fully activated their EOC, including the Joint Information Center. They have developed a Hurricane Harvey webpage that went live on September 1, 2017. Currently they are printing 15,000 booklets on mold for returning home owners.
    • National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) personnel and U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps officers have provided medical care to more than 1,000 people affected by Hurricane Harvey. More than 1,100 personnel from HHS currently are on the ground helping those affected by the storm. HHS Secretary Tom Price, M.D., declared a public health emergency for the state to assist Texans in receiving unimpeded care from local providers and healthcare facilities. Additionally, the Disaster Distress Helpline, a toll-free call center, continues to be available at 1-800-985-5990 to aid people in coping with the behavioral health effects of the storm and help people in impacted areas connect with local behavioral health professionals.
    • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising people that food, medicine, and medical devices should be thrown out if they have come in contact with flood water or were stored improperly during a power outage. The FDA is also identifying regulated facilities affected by the storm to assess any risk.
    • The U.S. Social Security Administration is coordinating with the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) for 46 alternative pick up points in the impacted areas around Houston where individuals can pick up benefit checks. A press release identifies the pick-up points by zip code of where individuals can go. For beneficiaries with Direct Express cards, Comerica will be waiving fees for all cardholders impacted by Harvey, even if they have been evacuated to another area out of danger.

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) activated the Surge Capacity Force (SCF) on August 28, to supplement federal personnel supporting states as they respond to the catastrophic impacts from Hurricane Harvey.

    • The DHS National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) is helping facilitate access to communications and other critical infrastructure as recovery efforts begin. Of note, NPPD is supporting critical emergency communications through multiple avenues: Emergency responders placed 1,599 Government Emergency Telecommunication Service (GETS) calls on Tuesday, August 29, 2017. NPPD has posted a US-CERT alert on Potential Hurricane Harvey Phishing Scams attempting to take advantage of efforts to provide humanitarian assistance to hurricane survivors. Deployed NPPD workers are helping to maintain or establish coordination with owners and operators of priority facilities to determine their facility status.
    • The DHS Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) and FEMA have developed guidance for impacted states, localities, and other federal recipients on how to effectively communicate with the whole community and carry out their disaster-related activities in a non-discriminatory manner.
    • The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has posted a web alert to those affected by Hurricane Harvey to Available Immigration Services in English and Spanish. This information has been amplified via social media and is posted online: Hurricane Harvey Special Situations Web Alert- English, Hurricane Harvey Special Situations Web Alert- Spanish. USCIS has posted on uscis.gov and amplified via social media, information concerning natural events and how they can affect USCIS applications, petitions or immigration status in English and Spanish. This information is available here: Special Situations Web Page – English, Special Situations Web Page- Spanish. Check uscis.gov for the operational status of USCIS offices in the Houston area. The USCIS website address and National Customer Service Center number – 1-800-375-5283 – continues to be amplified via social media and posted on uscis.gov and usa.gov for those needing further information or assistance with rescheduling appointments.
    • The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) is working with federal, state, and local responders on active search and rescue in flood-impacted areas of Texas and Louisiana. To date, the Coast Guard has saved 10,618 lives and 1,429 pets. Working with port partners to facilitate recovery efforts, the Coast Guard has reopened the Port of Brownsville to full operations, and an additional 17 ports with operational restrictions. The service has deployed an additional 1,050 active duty, reserve and civilian personnel along with 22 cutters, 37 helicopters, 6 airplanes, and 102 shallow water vessels to assist in response efforts, and to augment the 4,300 Coast Guard personnel stationed within the impacted area.
    • U.S. Customs and Border Protection deployed more than 600 agents and officers with over 25 aircraft and more than 50 boats and rescued more than 1360 people and over 30 pets.
    • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has deployed approximately 200 law enforcement personnel from Rapid Response Teams (RRTs) and Special Response Teams (SRTs) around the country to provide security for search and rescue teams and to assist with search and rescue operations.

    The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has deployed housing specialists to Texas and is deploying up to 100 additional personnel. HUD teams are currently evaluating damaged subsidized housing in the affected areas and they are developing comprehensive vacancy lists that will assist with relocating some shelter residents. HUD has also released a list of its programs that help following a disaster and we are beginning a social media Q&A push specifically targeting homeowners affected by the flood.

    The U.S. Department of the Interior released a message to employees and a video showing Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke commending the more than 100 Interior employees supporting the state of Texas through eight FEMA mission assignments as well hundreds of additional Interior personnel who are providing assistance.

    The Department of Justice (DOJ) has over 2,000 federal law enforcement personnel deployed to support public safety and security efforts in SE Texas consisting of 59 Quick Reaction Teams (QRTs) and 18 Mobile Command Vehicles (MCVs). 700 Federal Law Enforcement Officers (FLEOs) have been approved to support Houston Police Department. In addition, ATF has 225 SRT agents supporting the Houston FD and Houston PD.

    Department of Transportation (DOT)

    • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) handled emergency and relief operations at a number of airports in the Hurricane Harvey area, including Houston Hobby and George Bush Intercontinental. The FAA has issued over 40 unmanned aircraft system authorizations to drone operators supporting the response. The authorizations cover a broad range of activities by local, state and federal officials who are conducting damage assessments of critical infrastructure, homes and businesses to prioritize and expedite recovery activities.

    The Department of the Treasury has suspended certain tax filing and payment deadlines, as well as certain fuel excise taxes, for those affected. Loans and hardship distributions from employer-sponsored retirement plans have also been authorized, and facilities and personnel have been provided to assist with FEMA’s response efforts. They are encouraging national banks and federal savings associations to work with their customers affected by the storm by reassessing various fees and debt obligations, and we are working to ensure that all federal benefit payments reach those in the affected areas.

    • The Financial and Banking Information Infrastructure Committee (FBIIC), has been coordinating federal and state banking agencies’ responses to the storm’s impact on the financial sector in Texas. The Bureau of Engraving and Printing stands ready to process all requests for redemption of mutilated currency.
    • Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is providing help to the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Special tax relief and assistance is available to taxpayers in the Presidential Disaster Areas. They are monitoring the situation closely to resolve potential tax administration issues as they are identified. The IRS frequently updates its information on disaster relief efforts related to Hurricane Harvey.

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues to deploy response personnel to Austin, Beaumont-Port Arthur, Houston, and Corpus Christi where Unified Command teams are identifying and evaluating impacts of the hurricane and floods. Drinking water and waste water assessments continue to be a priority in these same areas. EPA drinking and waste water assessment teams are working in coordination with TCEQ to assist drinking water and waste water facilities maintain and/or resume their operational status. Additional teams will deploy to Corpus Christi and Houston to conduct these priority assessments. EPA is standing by as the Arkema plant is expected to experience more explosions/fires over the next few days. ASPECT surveillance aircraft continues to monitor the site and is be available for additional assessments.

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) continues to monitor the status of communications networks, and is coordinating with providers and government partners on communications status and restoration in the affected areas. Visit www.fcc.gov/harvey for a daily communications status report for areas impacted by this storm as well as additional resources, including tips for communicating during an emergency.

    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has information for people who want to help Hurricane Harvey survivors, and for those who are dealing with, and recovering from, the storm’s long-term effects. The FTC warns consumers to be cautious of charity scams, and to do research to ensure that your donation will go to a reputable organization that will use the donation as promised. For survivors, the FTC provides a few points to consider in a personal disaster recovery plan.

    The General Services Administration’s (GSA) top priority is protecting the life and safety of those in impacted areas. Several federal facilities are temporarily closed but GSA remains fully operational. Information on the status of federal buildings can be found here.

    Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) plants in Texas, Mississippi, and Louisiana continue to be unaffected by the storm. The NRC has two inspectors onsite at South Texas Project nuclear plant in Bay City, and is closely monitoring the status of radiological materials licensed by the agency located in the three affected states. The agency is using Facebook and Twitter to communicate status updates.

    The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is supporting federal agencies with guidance and tools regarding human resources issues for federal employees adversely affected by the storm. This includes guidance on Human Resources Flexibilities for Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath, the authorization of a special solicitation to allow federal employees and military personnel to assist with cash or check donations outside the normal Combined Federal Campaign, and the establishment of an Emergency Leave Transfer Program (ELTP) for federal employees adversely affected by the storm.

    The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that as of Aug. 31, the SBA will offer an automatic 12-month deferment of principal and interest payments for SBA-serviced business loan and disaster loans that are in “regular servicing” status for residents and businesses in the declared counties.

    The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is continuing to restore service in the affected areas. Press releases issued in the Postal Service’s Houston and Rio Grande districts provided additional information to customers displaced on how they can retrieve Treasury checks they receive, via U.S. Mail. This includes checks from the Social Security Administration, Veterans Administration (VA), the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), and the Railroad Retirement Board. In addition, they will distribute any identifiable medications sent through the mail.

    USA.gov and GobiernoUSA.gov continues to support federal agency messaging efforts on their home pages and they’re compiling federal agency updates and messaging on rapidly growing Hurricane Harvey pages found at https://www.usa.gov/hurricane-harvey and https://gobierno.usa.gov/huracan-harvey. They continue to use social media to promote life safety messages, and are beginning to push recovery information, information on how to help survivors, and applying for FEMA disaster relief jobs.

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  • Update Bundy EPA-BLM We Crucify Them

    Update Bundy EPA-BLM-DOI-DOJ? We Crucify Them

    People send me stuff. Shocking, Horrific and Unbelievable Stuff.

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

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    NEW POSTS ON PIE N POLITICS

    Pie N Politics | LizBowen.com

    lizbowen.com/?page_id=393

    Pie N Politics. Like many areas of the United States, citizens in Siskiyou County are finding government regulations are destroying their RIGHTS. This includes …

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    AUG 28, 2017

    Federal Land Grab Was Completely Illegal

    by Liz Bowen

    AUG 29, 2017

    Dan Love Will Not Be Prosecuted

    by Liz Bowen

    AUG 30, 2017

    Ryan Bundy Holds the Key – Burns Chronicles

    by Liz Bowen

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    Shocking, Horrific and Unbelievable Stuff?

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    APR 25, 2012 – posted FEB 29,2017

      Behind My Back | EPA – BLM We Crucify Them

    www.behindmyback.org/2017/02/19/epa-blm-we-crucify-them

    EPA – BLM WE CRUCIFY THEM APR 25, 2012 EPA’S “PHILOSOPHY OF ENFORCEMENT,” SAID EPA’S REGION VI ADMINISTRATOR AL ARMENDARIZ, IS “KIND OF LIKE HOW THE ROMANS …

    APR 25, 2012  EPA’S “PHILOSOPHY OF ENFORCEMENT,” SAID EPA’S REGION VI ADMINISTRATOR AL ARMENDARIZ,

     IS “KIND OF LIKE HOW THE ROMANS USED TO CONQUER LITTLE VILLAGES IN THE MEDITERRANEAN: THEY’D GO INTO LITTLE TURKISH TOWNS SOMEWHERE, THEY’D FIND THE FIRST FIVE GUYS THEY’D RUN INTO, AND THEY’D CRUCIFY THEM.”

    “THAT TOWN WAS REALLY EASY TO MANAGE FOR THE NEXT FEW YEARS,” ARMENDARIZ ADDED.

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    Moving forward, posted FEB 29,2017, with the Trump Agenda and Policy, American Citizens shall  not be crucified into submission by brutal tactics, by any U.S. government agency. period

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    ARMENDARIZ’S COMMENTS, APR 25, 2012 ,SENATOR INHOFE SAID, “GIVE US A RARE GLIMPSE OF THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION’S TRUE AGENDA.

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    FOLLOWING THE EPA’S 2012  “PHILOSOPHY OF ENFORCEMENT” AND THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION POLICY AGENDA,

    THE  BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT (BLM) WENT TO THE BUNDY RANCH IN 2014, THEY  FOUND THE FIRST SIX  GUYS THEY RAN INTO…

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    INDEED,  People send me Shocking, Horrific and Unbelievable Stuff?

    SOMEBODY SHOULD DO SOMETHING ABOUT THAT?

    I AM SOMEBODY AND ON SEPT 1, 2017

    I AM DOING SOMETHING ABOUT THAT ON MY WEBSITE POSTING THIS….

    “UPDATE BUNDY EPA-BLM-DOI-DOJ? We Crucify Them”

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    The Bundy Family has been on their family land in the Gold Butte area of Nevada since 1877.  This is long before the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) ever existed. When the BLM started changing laws by fiat, many, including the Bundy Family, accused the Feds of overtaking state sovereignty.

    ONE SUCH CREATED LAW (THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT (ESA) forbids cattle from grazing on Federal land in the name of protecting an endangered tortoise.

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    MAY 4, 2014

      Behind My Back | Dept. of Interior Deterioration

    www.behindmyback.org/2014/05/04/dept-of-interior-deterioration

    Dept. of Interior Deterioration. … DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR STRATEGIC PLAN … ©2017 Behind My Back Entries (RSS) and Comments …

    “We the people” don’t have to look very far down  the US. Government chain of command to pin point the cause of THE DETERIORATION of the Dept of the Interior

    The Hierarchy of the U.S.  Department of the Interior Operating units.

    1. President Obama Appoints
    2. THE UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR, President Obama Appointed Sally Jewell, she is a member of the cabinet of President Obama.

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    FEB 29, 2016

    Behind My Back | BLM Bureau of Land Mismanagement

    www.behindmyback.org/2016/02/29/blm-bureau-of-land-mismanagement/

    Dept. of Interior Deterioration Posted on May 4, 2014 10:32 am by Pearl Rains Hewett Comment … Behind My Back | My code name “Pearl Revere”.

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    MARCH 9, 2016

      Behind My Back | Shooting him three times in the back

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

    Shooting him three times in the back County Sheriff Nelson said Finicum was struck in the back by three of the bullets, which were fired by state troopers who were …

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    JUNE 6, 2016

      Behind My Back | Ties That Bind Farmers and Ranchers

    www.behindmyback.org/2016/06/06/ties-that-bind-farmers-and-ranchers

    Ties That Bind Farmers and Ranchers Quite regularly, someone seems to say to me “Oh but doesn’t that farm and all those animals really tie you down?” Why yes, yes …

    We are American citizens, we are private property owners, we are the stewards of our pristine forest land, the managers and laborers of our family farms (that included public grazing land)  it is our heritage, it is who we are and what we do, it is our way of life, it is our source of employment and income, it provides our shelter, the roof over our heads, food on our tables and heat from our hearth,

    INDEED IT HAS BEEN  THE  LOT OF OUR LIVES FOR MANY GENERATIONS OF AMERICAN FAMILIES.

    So I saw that there is nothing better for a person than to enjoy their work, because that is their lot That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil

    I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live

    June 6, 2016 There is still time to speak and keep

    LET OUR PEOPLE GROW AND FARM, AND SOW, AND REAP, AND RANCH, AND MOW, AND HARVEST, AND LOG, AND MILL, AND MINE, AND BUILD, AND MANUFACTURE, AND CREATE JOBS.

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    APRIL 26, 2017

      Behind My Back | Trump Remembers America’s Farmers

    www.behindmyback.org/2017/04/26/trump-remembers-americas-farmers

    President Trump Remembers America’s Farmers President Donald Trump has signed more than 30 executive orders during his first 100 days, and he hasn’t forgotten …

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    JAN 30, 2017

      Behind My Back | Trump Picks Ryan Zinke to Head the DOI?

    www.behindmyback.org/2017/01/30/trump-picks-ryan-zinke-for-doi-head

    yep, trump picked ryan zinke to head the doi zinki‘s idea of his duty as the department of interior as secretary is to make sure that we have a broad consensus on …

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

    JUST SAYING. JUST ASKING? WHO IS THIS GUY?

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

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

    AS PRESIDENT TRUMP WOULD SAY “WHAT A MESS”.

    THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR (DOI) IS A MESS

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

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

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

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    MAR 1, 2017

    Zinke sworn in as Trump’s Interior secretary | TheHill

    thehill.com/homenews/…/321926-zinke-sworn-in-as-trumps-interior-secretary

    Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Mont.) was sworn in Wednesday evening as President Donald Trump’s Interior secretary

    MAR 1, 2017 – “NOW IT’S TIME TO GET TO WORK, AS SECRETARY I’M GOING TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE TO GET THINGS DONE,” ZINKE SAID AFTER TAKING THE OATH.

    ZINKI  IS A FIFTH-GENERATION MONTANAN.

    UNFORTUNATELY, ZINKI  IS NOT A FARMER OR A RANCHER.

    ZINKE IS AN AVID OUTDOORSMAN AND A LIFETIME HUNTER. 

    VP PENCE SAID “We’re confident that your record of leadership and integrity and public service will cede to our nation’s great natural resources and treasures as if they were your own,” “You’ll look after them and be a steward of the interior of our nation and the vast natural resources of this nation.”

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    JULY 17, 2017

    PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP Has been asked to review the actions of both the BLM and the Department of Justice in this case and to use his pardon authority to end this travesty and immediately release all of the Bundy Family members as well as their supporters who have been locked-up by an out-of-control Federal government that seeks to intimidate and subjugate through the abuse of brute force.

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    SEPT 1, 2017

    MOVING FORWARD,  IN PRESIDENT TRUMP,  WE TRUST AMERICAN CITIZENS SHALL  NOT BE “CRUCIFIED” INTO SUBMISSION BY BRUTAL TACTICS, BY THE U.S. GOVERNMENT. PERIOD


  • The Cross President Trump and the Swastika

    As we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns—the ones we don’t know we don’t know. 

    I don’t remember when I first heard that quote?  In fact, I didn’t even know who said it.

    My  known on Jan 26, 2011, was, my Christian heritage, singing the Old Rugged Cross,  the Lincoln Memorial,  American Revolution, Paul Revere, Arlington Cemetery,  the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights.  

    And, I knew on Jan 26, 2011 that when American Citizens  fear their what their own government is going to do to them on WA State Shoreline Update (SMP) in Port Angeles, Clallam County WA, U.S.A., it was unacceptable to me.

    And, I thought… Somebody should do something about that.  Then I realized I was somebody and I could do something about that.

    And, of course everybody always said “Contact your elected representatives”

    My shocking, wakeup  call was on Jan 27, 2011, it was the unknown  ” I could care less attitude of elected representation”,  not one of the  three  elected Clallam County representatives  in Olympia WA bothered to respond to my American, voting, taxpaying citizens  phone calls of concern.

    So after being snubbed, pandered to, ignored, scoffed at and insulted by my county and state elected representative on every concern I had.

    I DID SOMETHING ABOUT THAT. Researching and documenting  and disseminating all levels and all things Government from Jan 27, 2011. I submitted over 150 public comments on the Clallam County SMP Update, as  an appointed volunteer  member of the SMP Citizens Committee.

    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 my back, behind closed doors.

    I identified my mission, using the image of Abram Lincoln’s statue in WA DC, and the words of Abram Lincoln. That a Government of the people, by the people and for the people shall not perish from the earth.

    I identified myself three days later.

     Behind My Back | My code name “Pearl Revere”

    www.behindmyback.org/2013/02/01/my-code-name-pearl-revere/

    Feb 1, 2013 – My code name is “Pearl Revere” This blog is all about US, “We the People”. I had hoped that setting up a blog would give “We the people” a …

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    I doubled down on Mar 28, 2014

    Behind My Back | Paul and Pearl Revere

    www.behindmyback.org/2014/03/28/paul-and-pearl-revere/

    Mar 28, 2014 – PAUL REVERE WAS NOT SILENT OR FEARFUL On the night of … read more at: http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/15640#sthash.

    So long, as my name is Pearl Rains Hewett (AKA Pearl Revere) I shall continue running through cyber space with red flag warnings, asking questions and disseminating documented facts.

    So, ask yourself, what’s the big deal? They are not taking our lives. They are just destroying our lives.

    They are just controlling our lives, they are just taking our freedom,  they are just taking our liberty, our pursuit of happiness and they are just taking control of our private property and denying us our Constitutional rights.

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    This is Post #984 on behindmyback.org  Jan 29, 2013 to Aug 30, 2017.

    I could write a documented  book on the government , things we know we know, also know, the known unknowns;  even after all of my research and documentation, we know there are some things we do not know. But alas, there are also unknown unknowns—Indeed, the ones we still don’t know we don’t know. 

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    April 30, 2016,  I received a phone call from Senator Benton the WA State Chairman for Trump. He is looking for a TRUMP CAMPAIGN CHAIR PERSON FOR CLALLAM COUNTY WA. (I said I was too old)

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    Friday, May 13, 2016 I have been designated.. by Senator Benton as the TRUMP CAMPAIGN CHAIR PERSON FOR CLALLAM COUNTY WA. 

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    Last Year on Aug 30, 2016, I attended the Trump Rally in Everett WA. TO CELEBRATE MY 75TH BIRTHDAY.

    Senator Benton introduced Donald J. Trump

    Full Event: Donald Trump Rally in Everett, Washington (August 30 …

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    Aug 30, 2016 – Uploaded by TRUMP TV NETWORK

    Watch Live: Donald Trump Rally in Everett, Washington at Xfinity Arena of Everett (August 30, 2016) Full …

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    By the Grace of God, President Donald J. Trump was ELECTED (AND HILLARY WAS NOT SELECTED) as President of the United States Of America On Nov 8, 2017.

    So today, Aug 30, 2017, is my 76th birthday, And, I am celebrating the election of my President Trump.

    In, Port Angeles,  Clallam County, WA U.S.A. by popular vote Donald J. Trump is the ELECTED President of the United States of America.

    So long, as my name is Pearl Rains Hewett (AKA Pearl Revere) I shall continue running through cyber space with red flag warnings, asking questions and disseminating documented facts.

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    The Cross – President Trump and the Swastika

    THE SWASTIKA

    My Trump sign was sprayed with silver spray paint, Impeach and a Swastika, during the night of Aug 18, 2017. I reported it to the Port Angeles Police Dept Aug 19, 2017. 

    Incident #2017-17112.

    For the time being, I am leaving my Impeach Swastika Trump hate sign, up on my fence.

    In an email to my family and friends I called the PAPD Incident #2017-17112.

    FEELING THE LOVE….

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    My Trump signs have been stolen, and, I have been threatened, they will break out my window, they will burn my house down (reported by my neighbor). And, in person, three thugs of dark complexion, in an older silver vehicle, cruising very slowly by my house, giving me the evil eye while I was standing on my own front porch, with their boom box blaring “Fuck Trump” over and over and over and over again.

    FOR THE RECORD

    Behind My Back | Trump Signs Theft, Vandalism and Threats

    www.behindmyback.org/2016/06/26/trump-signs-theft-vandalism-and-threats/

    Jun 26, 2016 – Theft! Vandalism! written threats (Tacoma WA “I will Kill your Family” a … The rash of vandalized, destroyed and ripped down Trump signs all …

    Posted on June 26, 2016 1:13 pm by Pearl Rains Hewett Comment

    The GOOD, the BAD and the UGLY

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    December 1770 Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence. John Adams

      Behind My Back | 1781 The First American Bible

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

    1781 THE FIRST AMERICAN BIBLE “The truth is incontrovertible, manic may resent it, ignorance may deride it, malice may distort it, but here it is.” January 21, 1781 …

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

    Benjamin Rush United States Congress 1782

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


  • New Sheriff’s WA DC and Maricopa County

    THERE’S A NEW SHERIFF IN WA DC, NEW PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP, NEW POLICY “AMERICA FIRST” TO PROTECT AMERICAN CITIZENS FROM CRIMINAL ILLEGAL ALIENS, WHO HAVE COMMITTED VIOLENT CRIMES, BY DEPORTATION.

    NOV 2017, NEW SHERIFF MARICOPA COUNTY  PAUL PENZONE’S NEW POLICY TO PROTECT CRIMINAL ILLEGAL ALIENS, EVEN THOSE WHO HAVE COMMITTED SERIOUS STATE CRIMES, FROM DEPORTATION.

    .Arizona Sheriff Releasing 400 “Criminal Illegal Immigrants” Every 10 …

    www.judicialwatch.org/…/arizona-sheriff-releasing-400-criminal-illegal-immigrants-e…

    FEB 22, 2017 – An average of 400 “criminal illegal immigrants” are being released every 10 days by the newly elected sheriff in Arizona’s most populous ..

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    DHS announces launch of new office for victims of illegal immigrant …

    https://www.ice.gov/…/dhs-announces-launch-new-office-victims-illegal-immigrant-cr…

    APR 26, 2017Office built with input from victims impacted by crime … Customs Enforcement (ICE) Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement Office (VOICE).

    THIS OFFICE WAS EXPLICITLY CALLED FOR IN THE PRESIDENT’S EXECUTIVE ORDER TITLED, “ENHANCING PUBLIC SAFETY IN THE INTERIOR OF THE UNITED STATES,” DATED JANUARY 25, 2017.

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    Examples of Serious Crimes By Illegal Aliens

    www.fairus.org/issue/examples-of-serious-crimes-by-illegal-aliens

    ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS NOT A VICTIMLESS CRIME. All across the country, … Chronology—Examples of Serious Crimes Committed by Illegal Aliens These cases are not …

    “CHRONIC” Examples, Chronology updated to May 2017.

    Get smart, click on the link above

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    Trump’s law,  America First, WA DC America’s Toughest Sheriff Takes on Illegal Immigration, Drugs and Everything Else That Threatens American Citizens.

    Joe’s Law: America’s Toughest Sheriff Takes on Illegal Immigration, Drugs and Everything Else That Threatens America. May 29, 2008. by Sheriff Joe Arpaio

    MARICOPA COUNTY SHERIFF  JOE ARPAIO WAS FIRST ELECTED AS SHERIFF IN 1992.

    HE WAS RE-ELECTED IN 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008 AND 2012.

    THE VOTING  AMERICAN CITIZEN OF MARICOPA COUNTY KEPT SHERIFF JOE ARPAIO IN OFFICE FOR  TWO DECADES.

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    Trump’s pardon of ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio was the right (and … – Fox News

    www.foxnews.com/…/trumps-pardon-ex-sheriff-joe-arpaio-was-right-and-courageous-th…

    2 days ago Fri Aug25, 2017 – President Trump stood up for justice and for enforcement of our immigration laws when he courageously granted a pardon to Joe Arpaio, the …

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    President Donald Trump has pardoned former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio In a statement Friday evening, the White House said Arpaio’s “life and career” exemplified “selfless public service.”

    “Throughout his time as Sheriff, Arpaio continued his life’s work of protecting the public from the scourges of crime and illegal immigration,” the statement read.

    It added, “Sheriff Joe Arpaio is now eighty-five years old, and after more than fifty years of admirable service to our Nation, he is worthy candidate for a Presidential pardon.”

    “I feel very privileged for the president to issue this pardon,” Arpaio said. “He’s a big supporter of law enforcement. I know it came from his heart,”

    Mr. Trump tweeted Friday night that he had granted Arpaio a “full pardon” because Arpaio “kept America safe!”

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    The truth about crime, illegal immigrants and sanctuary cities | TheHill

    thehill.com/…/crime/329589-the-truth-about-crime-illegal-immigrants-and-sanctuary-…

    Apr 19, 2017 – The relationship between illegal immigrants and violent crime … in court districts along the southern borders of California, Arizona and Texas.

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    Ted Nugent – The National Center for Police Defense (NCPD …

    https://www.facebook.com/tednugent/posts/10154833584807297

    NCPD raised nearly $300,000 to help with Arpaio’s legal defense costs as he faces trail … “With over 55 years of law enforcement experience, Sheriff Arpaio has …

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    THE LEGEND OF SHERIFF JOE ARPAIO

    A legend is a very old and popular story, that may be true or not. an extremely famous or notorious person, especially in a particular field.

    SHERIFF JOE ARPAIO according to Wikipedia

     Snippets…..

    Television and media coverage

    Throughout his tenure as sheriff, Arpaio sought out media coverage. He was featured and profiled by worldwide news media and claimed to average 200 television appearances per month.[26]

    In late 2008 and early 2009, Arpaio appeared in Smile…You’re Under Arrest!, a three-episode Fox Reality Channel series in which persons with outstanding warrants were tricked into presenting themselves for arrest.[27]

    Jails

    Arpaio’s jail detention practices included serving inmates edibles recovered from food rescue[28] and limiting meals to twice daily.[29] He also banned inmates from possessing “sexually explicit material” including Playboy magazine, after female officers complained that inmates openly masturbated while viewing the articles. The ban was challenged on First Amendment grounds, but was upheld by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.[30]

    In February 2007, Arpaio instituted an in-house radio station he called KJOE,[31] broadcasting classical music, opera, Frank Sinatra hits, patriotic music, and educational programming five days a week, four hours each day.

    Federal judge Neil V. Wake ruled in 2008 and 2010 that the Maricopa County jails violated the constitutional rights of inmates in medical and other care-related issues.[32][33]

    In 2013, National Geographic Channel featured Arpaio’s jail in the Banged Up Abroad episode of “Raving Arizona”.[34] The episode told the story of the Ecstasy dealer Shaun Attwood who started the blog Jon’s Jail Journal.[35][36][37]

    “Tent City” confinement

    Arpaio set up a “Tent City” in 1993 as an extension of the Maricopa County Jail for convicted and sentenced prisoners.[38][39] Arpaio described Tent City as a concentration camp.[40][41] Tent City was located in a yard next to a more permanent structure.[42]

    On July 2, 2011, when the temperature in Phoenix hit 118 °F (48 °C), Arpaio measured the temperature inside Tent City tents at 145 °F (63 °C). Some inmates complained that fans near their beds were not working, and that their shoes were melting from the heat.[43] During the summer of 2003, when outside temperatures exceeded 110 °F (43 °C), Arpaio said to complaining inmates, “It’s 120 degrees in Iraq and the soldiers are living in tents and they didn’t commit any crimes, so shut your mouths!”[44]

    In 1997, Amnesty International said Arpaio’s tent city jail was not an “adequate or humane alternative to housing inmates in suitable … jail facilities.”[45] Tent City was criticized by groups contending that there were violations of human and constitutional rights.[46]

    Arpaio stated he reserved the punishment of living in Tent City “for those who have been convicted.”[47][48] In April 2017, it was announced by newly elected Sheriff Paul Penzone that the jail would be shut down.[49]

    Volunteer chain gangs

    In 1995, Arpaio reinstituted chain gangs. In 1996, he expanded the chain gang concept by instituting female volunteer chain gangs.[50] Female inmates worked seven hours a day (7 a.m. to 2 p.m.), six days a week. He also instituted the world’s first all-juvenile volunteer chain gang; volunteers earned high school credit toward a diploma.[51]

    Pink underwear

    One of Arpaio’s public relations actions was the requirement that inmates wear pink underwear in order to prevent its theft by the released inmates. He claimed this saved the county $70,000 in the first year the rule was in effect.[52] Arpaio subsequently started to sell customized pink boxers (with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s logo and “Go Joe”) as a fund-raiser for Sheriff’s Posse Association. Despite allegations of misuse of funds received from these sales, Arpaio declined to provide an accounting for the money.[53]

    ARPAIO’S SUCCESS IN GAINING PRESS COVERAGE WITH THE PINK UNDERWEAR RESULTED IN HIS EXTENDING THE USE OF THE COLOR. HE INTRODUCED PINK HANDCUFFS,

    USING THE EVENT TO PROMOTE HIS BOOK, SHERIFF JOE ARPAIO, AMERICA’S TOUGHEST SHERIFF.[54] ARPAIO HAS SAID “I CAN GET ELECTED ON PINK UNDERWEAR… I’VE DONE IT FIVE TIMES.”[55][56]

    Selective Service registration

    In 2004, Arpaio ordered all undocumented immigrants currently in jail to register for the Selective Service System.[57]

    Sheriff’s posse

    IN NOVEMBER 2010, ARPAIO CREATED AN ARMED ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION OPERATIONS POSSE TO HELP HIS DEPUTIES ENFORCE IMMIGRATION LAW. MEMBERS OF THE POSSE INCLUDED ACTORS STEVEN SEAGAL, LOU FERRIGNO, AND PETER LUPUS.[58]

    BECAUSE THE MARICOPA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE (MCSO) LOST ITS AUTHORITY TO ENFORCE IMMIGRATION LAW (BOTH BY LOSING ITS 287(G) AUTHORITY AND THROUGH THE FEDERAL COURT’S ORDER IN MELENDREZ V. ARPAIO), THE POSSE IS NO LONGER ACTIVE.[59]

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     BECAUSE MARICOPA COUNTY ELECTED SHERIFF PAUL PENZONE  NOV 2017

    .Arizona Sheriff Releasing 400 “Criminal Illegal Immigrants” Every 10 …

    www.judicialwatch.org/…/arizona-sheriff-releasing-400-criminal-illegal-immigrants-e…

    FEB 22, 2017 – An average of 400 “criminal illegal immigrants” are being released every 10 days by the newly elected sheriff in Arizona’s most populous ..

    AND, Apr 5, 2017 Sheriff Paul Penzone is shutting down Joe Arpaio’s Tent City

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    President Trump stood up for justice and for enforcement of our immigration laws when he granted a pardon to Joe Arpaio

    AHH…. BUT, SAY IN THIS SITUATION TRUMP COULD BE UNDERCUTTING THE PUBLIC’S FAITH IN THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM.

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    LOL… SEP 18, 2015 –

    Trust in U.S. Judicial Branch Sinks to New Low of 53% | Gallup

    www.gallup.com/poll/185528/trust-judicial-branch-sinks-new-low.aspx

    SEP 18, 2015 –

    Trust in Judicial Branch Down Most Among REPUBLICANS

    Americans’ trust in the judicial branch of the federal government continued to fall this year to a new low of 53%.

    THE DECLINE IN TRUST IN THE JUDICIAL BRANCH OVER THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS PARTLY RESULTS FROM BROADER FACTORS AFFECTING ALL INSTITUTIONS,

    NAMELY AMERICANS’ WIDESPREAD DISSATISFACTION WITH THE WAY THINGS ARE GOING IN THE COUNTRY AND IN THE WAY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OPERATES.

    BUT THE DECLINE THIS YEAR IS ALMOST CERTAINLY A REACTION — PRIMARILY AMONG REPUBLICANS — to the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on same-sex marriage and its turning away the latest legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act.

    SEP 18, 2015 REPUBLICANS’ TRUST IN THE JUDICIAL BRANCH could be restored with a landmark ruling more in sync with conservative ideology and policy preferences

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    Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch Sworn-in at the White House …

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/…/supreme-court-justice-neil-gorsuch-sworn-white-hous…

    Apr 13, 2017 – On Monday, President Donald J. Trump was honored to host the swearing-in of Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court of the …


  • DHS/FEMA/NFIP Funding Ends Sept 30, 2017

    ‘Worse than worst-case scenario for Houston’: Harvey flooding …

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2017/08/27/death…harvey…/606005001/

    2 hours ago – The south Texas town took the brunt of Hurricane Harvey’s wrath, damaging residential, business and marina areas. (Aug 26) AP. AP HARVEY …

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    Worse than the Worst-case of Harvey Flooding?

    TWENTY-FIVE (25) PAGES OF FEMA’S ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE UNDER HOMELAND SECURITY? (click on the Organizational Chart – August 2017)

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    I saw something and I said something, March 22, 2014

    Behind My Back | 2014 FEMA’s Warped Data?

    www.behindmyback.org/2014/03/22/2014-femas-warped-data/

    From Maine to Oregon 2014 FEMA FLOOD MAPS have often been built using outdated, inaccurate data. Homeowners, in turn, have to bear the cost of fixing …

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    Over three years later Apr 26, 2017  TO SAY AND DO  SOMETHING ABOUT FEMA’S 2014 WARPED DATA,  the National Flood Mapping Program (NFIP)

    Cassidy, Gillibrand Release National Flood … – Senator Bill Cassidy

    https://www.cassidy.senate.gov/…/cassidy-gillibrand-release-national-flood-insurance-…

    Apr 26, 2017 – The NFIP is currently set to expire on September 30, 2017. … This proposed legislation would reauthorize the NFIP over a 10-year term … FEMA will be required to reallocate the existing surcharges …. the National Flood Mapping Program shall be reauthorized at a funding level of $500 million annually.

    Hmmm… Enhancing Flood Insurance Affordability and Accessibility

    Provides Affordability Vouchers to Offset the Cost of Flood Insurance. For certain policyholders, owner-occupied households for which flood insurance premiums and fees would result in housing costs

    exceeding 40 percent of household income,

    affordability vouchers “shall” be available to offset premium costs exceeding the 40% housing cost threshold.

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    AND, TO SAY NOTHING OF…..

    Behind My Back | FEMA’S $24 Billion Dollar Debt

    www.behindmyback.org/2016/04/18/femas-24-billion-dollar-debt/

    Apr 18, 2016 – FEMA’S $24 BILLION DOLLAR DEBT BASED ON THE DOCUMENTED HISTORY OF FEMA APRIL 1, 1979 – APRIL 18, 2016 FEMA manages …

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    AUG 27, 2017  FEMA LEADERSHIP ORGANIZATIONAL (FLOW)

    INDEED PRESIDENTIAL LEADERSHIP MATTERS

    Texas governor praises federal response to hurricane – POLITICO

    www.politico.com/story/2017/08/27/hurricane-harvey-texas-abbott-fox-242072

    3 hours ago – Texas governor praises federal response to hurricane … Greg Abbott heaped praise Sunday morning on President Donald Trump and the federal government for their response to Hurricane Harvey, a storm that battered the Texas coast … I’ve spoken to the president several times, to his Cabinet members, …

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    Harvey drops nearly two feet of water on Houston area, causing …

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/…/harvey…damage…/c35ab7c0-8ae6-11e7-961d-2f37…

    52 mins ago – Hurricane Harvey makes landfall, slams South Texas … [‘All night of slam, bang, boom,’ then a scramble to assess the hurricane’s damage].

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    AND, THEN A CONGRESSIONAL SCRAMBLE  BEFORE September 30, 2017

    At 1,665 pages, (click on this link) Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017 combines the 11 unfinished appropriations bills for the year. Congress passed the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill last September.

    , Feds everywhere are breathing a sigh of relief that Congress reached a deal on an omnibus spending bill — the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017 — to fund the government through the end of fiscal 2017.(ending September 30, 2017)

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    1. Rept. 114-264 – DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY …

    https://www.congress.gov/congressional-report/114th-congress/senate-report/264/1

    114-264 – DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY APPROPRIATIONS BILL, … of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, and for … \5\

    Includes $6,712,953,000 for the FEMA Disaster Relief Fund designated by …

    DIVISION F—DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
    APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2017
    Title I—Departmental Management, Operations, Intelligence, and Oversight
    Title II—Security, Enforcement, and Investigations
    Title III—Protection, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery
    Title IV—Research, Development, Training, and Services
    Title V—General Provisions

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

    PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID “WHAT A MESS”

    My quote “If you understand this, no explanation is necessary, if you don’t understand this, no explanation is possible.

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    FEMA LEADERSHIP ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

    This hierarchical organization chart illustrates the FEMA organizational structure and displays its lines of authority and communications and how information flows between levels of management beginning with the Office of the Administrator at the top layer of management. The complete list of leadership biographies and areas of responsibility can be found at http://www.fema.gov/leadership.

    Size Publication Date

    Organizational Chart – August 2017

    Organizational Chart – August 2017

    0.04M August 23, 2017