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  • Oh My God…

    Oh My God…

    The Pentagon concluded,  that the Pentagon meant that “SOLDIERS WHO “PROMOTE” THEIR FAITH CAN BE PROSECUTED UNDER MILITARY LAW.

    read the full text here… or at the bottom

    Pentagon: OK to talk about faith, but not to push beliefs on

    www.stripes.com/…/pentagon-ok-to-talk-about-faith-but
    Stars and Stripes

    May 2, 2013 – WASHINGTONIt’s OK to evangelize. But it’s not OK to proselytize. That’s what the Pentagon said Thursday, attempting to clarify its position …

    What the Pentagon said Thursday, attempting to clarify its position on religious speech in uniform.

    The Pentagon concluded,  that the Pentagon meant that “SOLDIERS WHO “PROMOTE” THEIR FAITH CAN BE PROSECUTED UNDER MILITARY LAW

    What it comes down to, officials said,

    DISCUSSING matters of FAITH and RELIGIOUS  practice with a willing audience is allowed

    But “PUSHING” religious beliefs

    on those who don’t want to “HEAR” it

    is a form of harassment forbidden under Defense Department POLICIES

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    WOW THAT’S AMAZING  INDEED, THE PENTAGON HAS  CLARIFIED its position UNDER MILITARY LAW under Defense Department policies on religious speech in UNIFORM.

    IN UNIFORM under Defense Department policies.

    This would include chaplains–military officers who are ordained clergymen of their faith (mostly Christian pastors or priests, or Jewish rabbis)

    A Soldier IN UNIFORM.

    WATCH OUT, BETTER KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT, WHAT YOU SAY ABOUT YOUR CHRISTIAN FAITH  AND  RELIGION AND HOW YOU SAY IT….

    SOMEONE MIGHT HEAR  YOU AND  DECIDE TO TURN YOU IN FOR HARASSMENT FOR “PROMOTING” YOUR  Faith,  Religion,  Prayers, Strength,  Jesus,  Savior,  Hope,  Salvation, , Counsel and  Comfort.

    INDEED…. regulations, and policy  directing that  military personnel  dont tell, dont pursue, and dont harass.”. … WITH  YOUR  Faith,  Religion,  Prayers, Strength,  Jesus,  Savior,  Hope,  Salvation, , Counsel and  Comfort.

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    DOES THIS POLICY DIRECTING MILITARY PERSONNEL TO SHUT UP  SEEM FAMILIAR

    Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) | United States policy …

    www.britannica.com/event/DontAskDontTell
    Encyclopaedia Britannica

    Bill Clinton in 1993 signed a law (consisting of statute, regulations, and policy memoranda) directing that military personnel “dont ask, dont tell, dont pursue, and dont harass.”.

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    The phrase “separation of church and state” itself does not appear in the United States Constitution. The First Amendment states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion,

    OR PROHIBITING THE FREE EXERCISE THEREOF.

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    full text read it… You decide

    WASHINGTON — It’s OK to evangelize. But it’s not OK to proselytize.

    That’s what the Pentagon said Thursday, attempting to clarify its position on religious speech in uniform as controversy swirled up around press reports over possible prosecutions of troops for sharing their faith.

    What it comes down to, officials said, is that discussing matters of faith and religious practice with a willing audience is allowed, but pushing religious beliefs on those who don’t want to hear it is a form of harassment forbidden under Defense Department policies.

    “Service members can share their faith (evangelize), but must not force unwanted, intrusive attempts to convert others of any faith or no faith to one’s beliefs (proselytization),” Pentagon spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Nate Christensen said in a written statement.

    Officials said there was no plan to step up disciplinary action to weed out unacceptable religious speech.

    Outlets including the Fox News website and the Washington Times published an earlier statement from Christensen that appeared to raise the possibility of prosecutions.

    “Religious proselytization is not permitted within the Department of Defense,” the statement read. “Court martials and non-judicial punishments are decided on a case-by-case basis.”

    The lead of a story that appeared on the Washington Times website Thursday concluded that the Pentagon meant that “Soldiers who promote their faith can be prosecuted under military law.”

     But officials said the quote combined two separate statements — one about regulations against proselytization and another about how court martials are brought — to wrongly raise the specter of a move to bring increase disciplinary and legal actions against religious activity.

    The earlier quote from Christensen appeared in stories about a meeting last week between Mikey Weinstein, the controversial head of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, and Air Force officials.

    Weinstein, who has long waged a public fight to dismantle what he sees as an ingrained culture of proselytization by some Christian officers, met with officials including the Air Force Judge Advocate General and deputy chief of chaplains to express his concern about matters of religious freedom.

    The Pentagon, however, stressed that Weinstein is not a DOD consultant or a member of any advisory board.

    carroll.chris@stripes.com

    http://www.stripes.com/pentagon-ok-to-talk-about-faith-but-not-to-push-beliefs-on-others-1.219261

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    Military Chaplains Orders: Follow Policy, Not Scripture – US

    www.cbn.com/…/us/…/War-on-Chaplains
    Christian Broadcasting Network Jun 11, 2015 

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    THANKS TO THE ACLU AND OTHERS.

    THE U.S. MILITARY MUST DENY THE SPIRITUAL NEEDS OF TROOPS WHO COME TO THEM FOR COUNSEL, INSTRUCTION, OR COMFORT.

    This would include chaplains–military officers who are ordained clergymen of their faith (mostly Christian pastors or priests, or Jewish rabbis)

    WHOSE DUTY SINCE THE FOUNDING OF THE U.S. MILITARY UNDER GEORGE WASHINGTON IS TO TEACH THEIR FAITH AND MINISTER TO THE SPIRITUAL NEEDS OF TROOPS WHO COME TO THEM FOR COUNSEL, INSTRUCTION, OR COMFORT.

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    SO? WHO IS PROHIBITING THE FREE EXERCISE THEREOF?

    THE ACLU AND OTHERS.
    OBAMA ADMINISTRATION PENTAGON APPOINTEES MEETING WITH ANTI-CHRISTIAN EXTREMIST MIKEY WEINSTEIN TO DEVELOP COURT-MARTIAL

    PROCEDURES TO PUNISH CHRISTIANS IN THE MILITARY WHO EXPRESS OR SHARE THEIR FAITH.

    THANKS TO THE ACLU AND OTHERS. …
    THE NAVY CHAPLAINS CAN NO LONGER MENTION JESUS’ NAME IN PRAYER
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    WE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE MUST PRAY FOR OUR SOLDIERS…

    DON’T BREAK IT! PRAYER: LORD, HOLD OUR TROOPS IN YOUR LOVING HANDS PROTECT THEM AS THEY PROTECT US BLESS THEM.

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    WE THE CHRISTIAN AMERICAN PEOPLE MUST PRAY FOR THOSE AMERICAN U.S. MILITARY TROOPS WHO ARE FORBIDDEN TO COLLECTIVELY SHARE IN PRAYER THEMSELVES..

    Suicide Rate for Active Duty Troops 48% Higher Than …

    In 2013, the DOD found that there were 1,080 suicide attempts. This is the highest number of suicide attempts counted since the DOD has been collecting data on this in 2008

    Suicide Is Now Killing More Army Reservists Than Active …

    www.thewire.com/…/04/suicidethanactivedutysoldiers/361229/

    Apr 25, 2014 – The military suicide rate has dropped among active duty service … but the deaths of Army National Guard and Reserve soldiers increased, new …

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    JUL 23, 2015 – 80% OF VETERANS DIAGNOSED WITH PTSD ARE GIVEN PSYCHIATRIC DRUGS

    TREAT THE SYMPTOMS NOT THE DISEASE

    AMERICA HAS BECOME THE PHARMACEUTICAL SOCIETY OF CHEMICAL DEPENDENCE AND ADDICTION

    THE CHEMICAL SOLUTION UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

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    IN REALITY “THE ACLU’S AND OTHERS…WAR ON CHRISTIANITY?”

    OBAMA ADMINISTRATION PENTAGON APPOINTEES MEETING WITH ANTI-CHRISTIAN EXTREMIST MIKEY WEINSTEIN TO DEVELOP COURT-MARTIAL PROCEDURES TO PUNISH CHRISTIANS IN THE MILITARY WHO EXPRESS OR SHARE THEIR FAITH.
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    TREATING THE SYMPTOMS NOT THE DISEASE

    Costello: Are we treating PTSD veterans the right way …

    www.cnn.com/2015/07/21/…/costello-ptsd-veterans-say-not-crazy/
    CNN
    JUL 23, 2015 – 80% OF VETERANS DIAGNOSED WITH PTSD ARE GIVEN PSYCHIATRIC DRUGS, VA says; Carol Costello: Military spending on psychoactive drugs shocked …

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    Clinician’s Guide to Medications for PTSD – National Center

    www.ptsd.va.gov/…/clinicia…
    United States Department of Veterans Affairs
    by M Jeffreys – ‎Related articles
    Discusses specific groups of medications used for treating PTSD, medications and … Official seal of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. More VA.

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    Suicide Rate for Active Duty Troops 48% Higher Than …

    www.cnsnews.com/…/suicide-rate-active-duty-tro…
    Cybercast News Service
    Feb 23, 2015 – U.S. military personnel in Afghanistan. (AP). (CNSNews.com) – In 2013, the suicide rate among members of the U.S. armed services on active …
    Of those who committed suicide in 2013, 64.9 percent had been deployed to either Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), or Operation New Dawn (OND). 54.1 percent of those who committed suicide had been deployed to Afghanistan, 50.9 percent to Kuwait and 39 percent to Iraq.
    In addition to collecting data on the number of suicides in the active duty military, the DOD report also collects data on suicide attempts.
    In 2013, the DOD found that there were 1,080 suicide attempts. This is the highest number of suicide attempts counted since the DOD has been collecting data on this in 2008. In 2012, there were 869 suicide attempts (page 7). In 2011, there were 935 suicide attempts (page 31). In 2010, there were 863 suicide attempts (page 31). In 2009, there were 502 suicide attempts (page118), and in 2008, there were 591 suicide attempts (page 118).

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    Pentagon May Court Martial Soldiers Who Share Christian …

    www.breitbart.com/…/breaking-pentagon-confirms-will-court-m…
    Breitbart
    May 1, 2013 – He also asserted that Christians sharing their faith in the military are “enemies of the Constitution.”) … priests, or Jewish rabbis)–whose duty since the founding of the U.S. military under George … The Republican party has said ‘we don’t want you. … And have NO problem with those who WITNESS for Christ. The Pentagon has released a statement confirming that soldiers could be prosecuted for promoting their faith: “Religious proselytization is not permitted within the Department of Defense…Court martials and non-judicial punishments are decided on a case-by-case basis…”.
    The statement, released to Fox News, follows a Breitbart News report on Obama administration Pentagon appointees meeting with anti-Christian extremist Mikey Weinstein to develop court-martial procedures to punish Christians in the military who express or share their faith.
    So President Barack Obama’s civilian appointees who lead the Pentagon are confirming that the military will make it a crime–possibly resulting in imprisonment–for those in uniform to share their faith. This would include chaplains–military officers who are ordained clergymen of their faith (mostly Christian pastors or priests, or Jewish rabbis)–WHOSE DUTY SINCE THE FOUNDING OF THE U.S. MILITARY UNDER GEORGE WASHINGTON IS TO TEACH THEIR FAITH AND MINISTER TO THE SPIRITUAL NEEDS OF TROOPS WHO COME TO THEM FOR COUNSEL, INSTRUCTION, OR COMFORT.

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    Christian Prayer is still an issue in Our Military | Grumpy …

    grumpyelder.com/2012/…/christian-prayer-is-still-an-issue-in-our-militar…
    Mar 29, 2012 – The Navy Chaplains can no longer mention Jesus’ name in prayer

    THANKS TO THE ACLU AND OTHERS. … Pray for our soldiers Don’t break it! Prayer: Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands Protect them as they protect us Bless them ….

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    Military Chaplains Orders: Follow Policy, Not Scripture – US

    www.cbn.com/…/us/…/War-on-Chaplains
    Christian Broadcasting Network

    Jun 11, 2015 – Today’s global war with ISIS is all about faith and ideas. But with one Navy chaplain in danger of getting booted for his beliefs, critics warn the …

    Jun 11, 2015 – “POLICY MAY CHANGE, CULTURE MAY CHANGE, BUT GOD’S WORD WILL NEVER CHANGE,” … I don’t want to be here anymore,'” he explained. … fabric of what I believe the American military is made of,” Modder warned. … “IT WAS FAITH; IT WAS PRAYER. … PEOPLE CALLING UPON THE NAME OF GOD AND JESUS CHRIST,” Modder stated.

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    Prayer for Healing and Comfort – The Lords Prayer

    www.lords-prayer-words.com/topics/prayer_for_healing.html

    Further down on this page are several general prayers of healing, strength and restoration for the body and mind, including prayers for loved ones and friends.


  • Obama’s 2015 State of the Union

    Obama’s 2015 State of the Union

    Text of President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address …

    www.washingtontimes.com/…/2015/…/text-presid…
    The Washington Times JAN 20, 2015 – Text of President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address … The shadow of crisis has passed, and the State of the Union is strong.

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    SNIPPETS OF INTEREST DEC. 1, 2015 …  11 months after Obama said….

    THE SHADOW OF CRISIS HAS PASSED, AND THE STATE OF THE UNION IS STRONG

    No Mercy: France’s Hollande responds to Paris attacks that

    www.foxnews.com/…/french-police-report-shootout-a…
    Fox News Channel

    Nov 14, 2015 – ISIS claimed responsibility for the attacks and a Syrian passport was found on the body of suicide bomber at the Paris stadium. … The man was among the attackers who blew himself up after a rampage and hostage-taking in a Paris concert hall, officials said.Paris wakes to state of …

    DÉJÀ VU ON TERRORISM …. America has been there, we have already seen, live on TV the 911 terrorist terrorist attack in the USA….

    “Déjà Vu” is a common intuitive experience that has happened to many of us. The expression is derived from THE FRENCH, MEANING “ALREADY SEEN.” When it occurs, it seems to spark our memory of a place we have already been, a person we have already seen, or an act we have already done.

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    The Program on Extremism identified at least 300 active Twitter supporters of ISIS who appear to be inside the U.S. But with over 900 active investigations in all 50 states, researchers said there are almost certainly more than 300 Americans enamored by ISIS and radicalized toward supporting the violence that defines the foreign terrorist group.

    http://abcnews.go.com/International/cloudy-profile-american-isis-suspects/story?id=35509163

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    Text of President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address …

    Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans:
    THE SHADOW OF CRISIS HAS PASSED, AND THE STATE OF THE UNION IS STRONG.
    AMERICA, FOR ALL THAT WE’VE ENDURED; FOR ALL THE GRIT AND HARD WORK REQUIRED TO COME BACK; FOR ALL THE TASKS THAT LIE AHEAD,
    KNOW THIS:
    NO CHALLENGE – POSES A GREATER THREAT TO FUTURE GENERATIONS THAN CLIMATE CHANGE. 2014 was the planet’s warmest year on record. Now, one year doesn’t make a trend, but this does – 14 of the 15 warmest years on record have all fallen in the first 15 years of this century.
    In two weeks, I will send this Congress a budget filled with ideas that are practical, not partisan. And in the months ahead, I’LL CRISSCROSS THE COUNTRY MAKING A CASE FOR THOSE IDEAS.
    WILL WE APPROACH THE WORLD FEARFUL and reactive, dragged into costly conflicts that strain our military and set back our standing? Or will we lead wisely, USING ALL ELEMENTS OF OUR POWER TO DEFEAT NEW THREATS AND PROTECT OUR PLANET?
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    We are fifteen years into this new century. FIFTEEN YEARS THAT DAWNED WITH TERROR TOUCHING OUR SHORES; THAT UNFOLDED WITH A NEW GENERATION FIGHTING TWO LONG AND COSTLY WARS; that saw a vicious recession spread across our nation and the world. It has been, and still is, a hard time for many.
    THE SHADOW OF CRISIS HAS PASSED, AND THE STATE OF THE UNION IS STRONG.
    TONIGHT, FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 9/11, our combat mission in Afghanistan is over. Six years ago, nearly 180,000 American troops served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Today, fewer than 15,000 remain. And we salute the courage and sacrifice of every man and woman in this 9/11 Generation who has served to keep us safe. We are humbled and grateful for your service.

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    MY FIRST DUTY AS COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF IS TO DEFEND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. In doing so, the question is not whether America leads in the world, but how. When we make rash decisions, reacting to the headlines instead of using our heads; when the first response to a challenge is to send in our military – then we risk getting drawn into unnecessary conflicts, and neglect the broader strategy we need for a safer, more prosperous world. That’s what our enemies want us to do.
    I believe in a smarter kind of American leadership. We lead best when we combine military power with strong diplomacy; when we leverage our power with coalition building; when we don’t let our fears blind us to the opportunities that this new century presents. That’s exactly what we’re doing right now – and around the globe, it is making a difference.

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    FIRST, WE STAND UNITED WITH PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD WHO’VE BEEN TARGETED BY TERRORISTS – FROM A SCHOOL IN PAKISTAN

    TO THE STREETS OF PARIS.

    WE WILL CONTINUE TO HUNT DOWN TERRORISTS AND DISMANTLE THEIR NETWORKS, AND WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO ACT UNILATERALLY, AS WE’VE DONE RELENTLESSLY SINCE I TOOK OFFICE TO TAKE OUT TERRORISTS WHO POSE A DIRECT THREAT TO US AND OUR ALLIES.
    Instead of Americans patrolling the valleys of Afghanistan, WE’VE TRAINED THEIR SECURITY FORCES, who’ve now taken the lead, and we’ve honored our troops’ sacrifice by supporting that country’s first democratic transition. Instead of sending large ground forces overseas, we’re partnering with nations from South Asia to North Africa TO DENY SAFE HAVEN TO TERRORISTS WHO THREATEN AMERICA. In Iraq and Syria, AMERICAN LEADERSHIP – INCLUDING OUR MILITARY POWER – IS STOPPING ISIL’S ADVANCE. Instead of getting dragged into another ground war in the Middle East, we are leading a broad coalition, including Arab nations, to degrade and ultimately destroy this terrorist group. We’re also supporting a moderate opposition in Syria that can help us in this effort, and ASSISTING PEOPLE EVERYWHERE WHO STAND UP TO THE BANKRUPT IDEOLOGY OF VIOLENT EXTREMISM. This effort will take time. It will require focus. But we will succeed.

    AND TONIGHT, I CALL ON THIS CONGRESS TO SHOW THE WORLD THAT WE ARE UNITED IN THIS MISSION BY PASSING A RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE USE OF FORCE AGAINST ISIL.

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    Second, we are demonstrating the power of American strength and diplomacy. We’re upholding the principle that bigger nations can’t bully the small – by opposing Russian aggression, supporting Ukraine’s democracy, and reassuring our NATO allies. Last year, as we were doing the hard work of imposing sanctions along with our allies,

    SOME SUGGESTED THAT MR. PUTIN’S AGGRESSION WAS A MASTERFUL DISPLAY OF STRATEGY AND STRENGTH. WELL, TODAY, IT IS AMERICA THAT STANDS STRONG AND UNITED WITH OUR ALLIES, WHILE RUSSIA IS ISOLATED, WITH ITS ECONOMY IN TATTERS.

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    So the verdict is clear. Middle-class economics works. Expanding opportunity works. And these policies will continue to work, as long as politics don’t get in the way. We can’t slow down businesses or put our economy at risk with government shutdowns or fiscal showdowns. We can’t put the security of families at risk by taking away their health insurance, or unraveling the new rules on Wall Street,
    OR REFIGHTING PAST BATTLES ON IMMIGRATION WHEN WE’VE GOT A SYSTEM TO FIX.
    AND IF A BILL COMES TO MY DESK THAT TRIES TO DO ANY OF THESE THINGS, IT WILL EARN MY VETO.
    That’s how America leads – not with bluster, but with persistent, steady resolve.
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    the complete text is here….

    Text of President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address …

    www.washingtontimes.com/…/2015/…/text-presid…
    The Washington Times Jan 20, 2015 – Text of President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address … The shadow of crisis has passed, and the State of the Union is strong.


  • Knowledge is Power 1597-1817-2015

    Knowledge is Power 1597-1817-2015

    1817-2015 My hopes however are kept in check by the ordinary character of our state legislatures, THE MEMBERS OF WHICH DO NOT GENERALLY POSSESS INFORMATION ENOUGH TO PERCIEVE THE IMPORTANT TRUTHS, THAT KNOWLEDGE IS POWER, THAT KNOWLEDGE IS SAFETY, AND THAT KNOWLEDGE IS HAPPINESS.”

    Thomas Jefferson , 25 November 1817
    Pearl Rains Hewett, 11 November 2015

    How many times in the last 198 years have our legislators been guilty of not possessing enough information to perceive the important truths?

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    Pelosi: Pass Health Reform So You Can Find Out What’s In It

    www.usnews.com/…/pelosipass-health-refor…
    U.S. News & World Report

    Mar 9, 2010 – Pelosi: Pass Health Reform So You Can Find Out What’s In It … Add House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the list. Speaking Tuesday to the 2010 …
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    79. A Bill for the More General Diffusion of Knowledge, 18 …

    As part of his work in revising the laws of Virginia during the late 1770s and early 1780s, Thomas Jefferson put forth a bill that has become one of his most enduring works on the subject of education: Bill 79, “A Bill for the More General Diffusion of Knowledge.” Its oft-quoted preamble reads as follows:

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    Whereas it appeareth that however certain forms of government are better calculated than others to protect individuals in the free exercise of their natural rights, and are at the same time themselves better guarded against degeneracy, yet experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms,

    those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny;

    AND IT IS BELIEVED THAT THE MOST EFFECTUAL MEANS OF PREVENTING THIS WOULD BE, TO ILLUMINATE, AS FAR AS PRACTICABLE, THE MINDS OF THE PEOPLE AT LARGE,

    AND MORE ESPECIALLY TO GIVE THEM KNOWLEDGE OF THOSE FACTS, WHICH HISTORY EXHIBITETH, THAT, POSSESSED THEREBY OF THE EXPERIENCE OF OTHER AGES AND COUNTRIES, THEY MAY BE ENABLED TO KNOW AMBITION UNDER ALL ITS SHAPES, AND PROMPT TO EXERT THEIR NATURAL POWERS TO DEFEAT ITS PURPOSES;

    And whereas it is generally true that that people will be happiest whose laws are best, and are best administered, and that laws will be wisely formed, and honestly administered, in proportion as those who form and administer them are wise and honest; whence it becomes expedient for promoting the publick happiness that those persons, whom nature hath endowed with genius and virtue, should be rendered by liberal education worthy to receive, and able to guard the sacred deposit of the rights and liberties of their fellow citizens, and that they should be called to that charge without regard to wealth, birth or other accidental condition or circumstance; but the indigence of the greater number disabling them from so educating, at their own expence, those of their children whom nature hath fitly formed and disposed to become useful instruments for the public, it is better that such should be sought for and educated at the common expence of all, than that the happiness of all should be confided to the weak or wicked:
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    The Bill was presented in the House of Delegates in 1778 and 1780, but was not passed; James Madison presented the bill several more times to the state legislature while Jefferson was serving in Paris as Minister to France. A much-revised version was finally passed into law in 1796 AS AN “ACT TO ESTABLISH PUBLIC SCHOOLS.”2
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    Federal Role in Education – US Department of Education

    www2.ed.gov/about/overview/fed
    United States Department of Education

    Feb 13, 2012 – This page discusses the role of the U.S. Department, providing a … About ED OVERVIEW. The Federal Role in Education Overview. Education is primarily a State and local responsibility in the United …. Welcome to ED.gov …

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    The Federal Role in Education 2011-2012
    EDUCATION IS PRIMARILY A STATE AND LOCAL RESPONSIBILITY IN THE UNITED STATES. It is States and communities, as well as public and private organizations of all kinds, that establish schools and colleges, develop curricula, and determine requirements for enrollment and graduation.

    THE STRUCTURE OF EDUCATION FINANCE IN AMERICA REFLECTS THIS PREDOMINANT STATE AND LOCAL ROLE.
    OF AN ESTIMATED $1.15 TRILLION BEING SPENT NATIONWIDE ON EDUCATION AT ALL LEVELS FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2011-2012, A SUBSTANTIAL MAJORITY WILL COME FROM STATE, LOCAL, AND PRIVATE SOURCES. THIS IS ESPECIALLY TRUE AT THE ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY LEVEL, WHERE ABOUT 87.7 PERCENT OF THE FUNDS WILL COME FROM NON-FEDERAL SOURCES.
    That means the FEDERAL CONTRIBUTION TO ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION IS ABOUT 10.8 PERCENT, WHICH INCLUDES FUNDS NOT ONLY FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (ED)
    BUT ALSO FROM OTHER FEDERAL AGENCIES, SUCH AS THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES’ HEAD START PROGRAM AND THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE’S SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM.
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    EDUCATION IS PRIMARILY A STATE AND LOCAL RESPONSIBILITY IN THE UNITED STATES

    Behind My Back | The ENABLING ACT February 22, 1889

    www.behindmyback.org/2014/03/…/the-enabling-act-february-22-1889/
    Mar 9, 2014 – The beneficiaries of Washington’s trust lands are enumerated in the state’s Enabling Act and Constitution. They include Commons Schools, …
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    The Federal Role in Education?
    PER SENATOR CANTWELL SEPT. 2015
    “THE EVERY CHILD ACHIEVES ACT” (ECAA) MAKES A NUMBER OF IMPORTANT CHANGES TO SOME OF “NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND’S” EDUCATIONS MOST ONEROUS PROVISIONS.
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    Behind My Back | Educations Most Onerous Provisions

    www.behindmyback.org/2015/09/…/educationsmostonerousprovision

    Sep 14, 2015 – Educations Most Onerous Provisions. ————————————— ONEROUS by definition (of a task, duty, or responsibility) involving an …

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    Every Child Achieves Act: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

    www.americanprinciplesinaction.org/…/everychildachievesact-a-wolf-i

    Jul 1, 2015 – American Principles In Action has just released a list of 21 reasons to oppose the Every Child Achieves Act. You can read it below or download …
    The Every Child Achieves Act – A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing
    No Child Left Behind Rewrite Will Drive a National Education Agenda The following is a nonexhaustive list of fatal problems with the bill.
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    1. The Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA) is 792 pages, 122 pages (20%) longer than No Child Left Behind (NCLB) — hardly a move in the right direction.
    The bottom line…
    THE “NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND” REWRITE WILL CONTINUE TO DRIVE THE ONEROUS NATIONAL COMMON CORE EDUCATION AGENDA UNDER THE NEW NAME “EVERY CHILD ACHIEVES ACT (ECAA)”

    And, it is believed that the most effectual means of preventing this would be, to illuminate, as far as practicable, the minds of the people at large, and more especially to give them knowledge of those facts, which history exhibiteth, that, possessed thereby of the experience of other ages and countries, they may be enabled to know ambition under all its shapes, and prompt to exert their natural powers to defeat its purposes;
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    79. A Bill for the More General Diffusion of Knowledge, 18 …

    founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/01-02-02-0132-0004-0079

    Feb 2, 2001 – Whereas it appeareth that however certain forms of government are better calculated than others to protect individuals in the free exercise of …

    As part of his work in revising the laws of Virginia during the late 1770s and early 1780s, Thomas Jefferson put forth a bill that has become one of his most enduring works on the subject of education: Bill 79, “A Bill for the More General Diffusion of Knowledge.” Its oft-quoted preamble reads as follows:
    Whereas it appeareth that however certain forms of government are better calculated than others to protect individuals in the free exercise of their natural rights, and are at the same time themselves better guarded against degeneracy, yet experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms, those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny;
    and it is believed that the most effectual means of preventing this would be, to illuminate, as far as practicable, the minds of the people at large, and more especially to give them knowledge of those facts, which history exhibiteth, that, possessed thereby of the experience of other ages and countries, they may be enabled to know ambition under all its shapes, and prompt to exert their natural powers to defeat its purposes;
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    Knowledge is power (Quotation)
    This phrase is often attributed to Francis Bacon, in his Meditationes Sacrae (1597).[1]
    Thomas Jefferson used the phrase at least twice:
    “this last establishment will probably be within a mile of Charlottesville, and four from Monticello, if the system should be adopted at all by our legislature who meet within a week from this time,

    My hopes however are kept in check by the ordinary character of our state legislatures, THE MEMBERS OF WHICH DO NOT GENERALLY POSSESS INFORMATION ENOUGH TO PERCIEVE THE IMPORTANT TRUTHS, THAT KNOLEGE IS POWER, THAT KNOLEGE IS SAFETY, AND THAT KNOLEGE IS HAPPINESS.”

    – Thomas Jefferson to George Ticknor, 25 November 1817[2]
    “All the states but our own are sensible that knolege is power.”
    – Thomas Jefferson to Joseph Cabell, 22 January 1820[3]


  • Kilmer on Stop School Shootings

    Kilmer on Stop School Shootings
    Something must have triggered Kilmer’s prompt response with my posting on Oct. 15, 2015.

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    KILMERS bottom line?

    TOTAL ON SCHOOL SHOOTINGS FROM JUNE 19, 2014 TO OCTOBER 15, 2015

    THE WORD VICTIMS IS ONLY MENTIONED ONE (1) TIME

    KIDS, CHILDREN, SONS AND DAUGHTERS ARE MENTIONED ONLY FIVE (5) TIMES

    WHILE THE WORDS, GUN, GUNS AND FIREARMS, ARE MENTIONED TWENTY ONE (21) TIMES

    MEDICAL TREATMENT TO “STOP SCHOOL SHOOTINGS”  IS NOT MENTIONED

    MEDICAL DRUG TREATMENT THAT IS CAUSAL IN “SCHOOL SHOOTINGS”  IS NOT MENTIONED
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    My response to Rep. Kilmer and his email reply on….

    Behind My Back | Stop School Shootings?

    www.behindmyback.org/2015/10/14/stopschoolshootings/

    2 days ago – The “PSYCHOLOGICAL STRESS” of school shooters has been linked with … said “We must find out why this is happening and a way to stop it.
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    —– Original Message —–
    From: Representative Derek Kilmer
    To: phew@wavecable.com
    Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2015 2:05 PM
    Subject: Responding to Your Message

    Kilmer’s response on Stop School Shootings (full text below)
    Thursday, October 15, 2015 2:05 PM Kilmer response on Stop School Shootings

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    PLEASE NOTE: THAT IN KILMER’S OCTOBER 15, 2015 RESPONSE,

    KIDS AND CHILDREN, ARE MENTIONED ONLY TWO (2) TIMES

    WHILE THE WORDS, GUN AND GUNS, ARE MENTIONED ELEVEN (11) TIMES

    MEDICAL TREATMENT TO “STOP SCHOOL SHOOTINGS”  IS NOT MENTIONED

    MEDICAL DRUG TREATMENT THAT IS CAUSAL IN  “SCHOOL SHOOTINGS”  IS NOT MENTIONED
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    Oct. 15, 2015, I received an email reply from Rep. Kilmer on  Stop School Shootings

    This paragraph stands out

    In addition, far more needs to be done TO ADDRESS MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES. Congress should stop its efforts to repeal the nation’s mental health parity law BECAUSE IT SIMPLY MAKES SENSE THAT ILLNESSES ABOVE THE NECK SHOULD BE TREATED THE SAME AS ILLNESSES BELOW THE NECK. More resources must also be provided to adequately treat mental illness and to train and retain mental health professionals.
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    This is my response to Rep. Kilmer

    A treatable physical medical disease is not MENTAL ILLNESS

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    Apr 1, 2015 the Mayo Clinic, has identified the MEDICAL DISEASE.
    as hypogonadism, in which the pre-pubertal male body is unable to produce normal amounts of testosterone.

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    Erectile dysfunction (ED) low testosterone ( LOW T) in all males and pre-pubertal male is a physically observable, testable, treatable and manageable medical disease.

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    TV ADS  50% of all men over 50 men  are suffering some type of erectile dysfunction (ED) low testosterone ( LOW T) and can’t get an erection, they are treated for the medical disease.

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    Imagine what would happen if the (LOW T) and (ED) men were all denied medical treatment, and they were told by the government

    THAT (LOW T) and (ED) WAS ALL IN THEIR HEAD?

    Hmmm… Using the Kilmer rational that  a PHYSICAL TREATABLE DISEASE below the neck? should be treated the same as an MENTAL ILLNESSES above the neck?
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    October 15, 2015 Kilmer’s response on Stop School Shootings( full text)

    —– Original Message —–
    From: Representative Derek Kilmer
    To: phew@wavecable.com
    Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2015 2:05 PM
    Subject: Responding to Your Message

    Dear Ms. Hewett,
    Thank you for contacting me about preventing GUN violence. I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with me.

    When my wife Jennifer and I drop our KIDS off at school, we want them to be filled with hope and excitement about the day ahead – never with questions about whether they will be safe. That’s what all parents want.

    In the face of a number of tragic shootings, including some in our own region, we know more can and must be done to prevent these tragedies.

    Nothing is more important to me than ensuring the safety of our CHILDREN. I am continuing to push Congress to move forward on commonsense legislation that would keep GUNS out of the hands of felons and those legally prohibited to have GUNS It makes sense to improve and expand the background check system because keeping GUNS out of the hands of felons and the mentally ill will have a real impact on reducing GUN violence.

    Right now, our federal background check system is not utilized for all sales. While licensed dealers are required to conduct background checks on all of their sales, online intrastate sellers and private sellers are not required to conduct background checks. As a consequence, the current federal system leaves a loophole for folks that would otherwise be denied a GUN through licensed sellers – felons, domestic abusers, and those prohibited due to a dangerous mental illness. As a consequence, GUNS are ending up in the wrong hands. We can’t accept that. Too much is at stake.

    One bright spot is that last year the Congress increased resources for our existing background checks system. Despite that, I think there is still more that we can do.

    I am proud to be a cosponsor of H.R. 1217, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act, a bipartisan bill that would require universal background checks — including requiring background checks at GUN shows, on all GUN sales over the internet, and sales through classified advertisements. I believe this legislation is a common sense way to strengthen public safety while protecting the Second Amendment rights of responsible GUN owners.

    While there’s more that needs to be done, Congress can and should move quickly and thoughtfully to keep our neighborhoods and schools safe. I’ll continue to urge House Leadership to bring this bill forward.

    In addition, far more needs to be done to address mental health issues. Congress should stop its efforts to repeal the nation’s mental health parity law because it simply makes sense that illnesses above the neck should be treated the same as illnesses below the neck. More resources must also be provided to adequately treat mental illness and to train and retain mental health professionals.

    Those of us who care about preventing these senseless acts of violence – as parents and as policy makers – are not giving up the fight.

    Thank you for your advocacy and for sharing why preventing GUN violence is important to you. I encourage you to continue to share your views with me on this topic or any other issue. It is an honor to serve as your representative.

    Sincerely,

    Derek Kilmer
    Member of Congress
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    DID YOU COUNT THE WORDS IN HIS RESPONSE?

    KIDS AND CHILDREN, ARE MENTIONED ONLY TWO (2) TIMES

    WHILE THE WORDS, GUN AND GUNS, ARE MENTIONED ELEVEN (11) TIMES

    MEDICAL TREATMENT TO “STOP SCHOOL SHOOTINGS”  IS NOT MENTIONED

    MEDICAL DRUG TREATMENT THAT IS CAUSAL  “SCHOOL SHOOTINGS”  IS NOT MENTIONED
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    June 19, 2014 Rep. Derek Kilmer’s response on “Pills that Kill” full text
    Posted on June 19, 2014 12:38 pm by Pearl Rains Hewett Comment
    Rep. Derek Kilmer’s response on “Pills that Kill” (full text at bottom)

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    PLEASE NOTE: THAT IN KILMER’S  JUNE 19, 2014 RESPONSE,

    THE WORD VICTIMS IS ONLY MENTIONED ONE (1) TIME

    KIDS, CHILDREN, SONS AND DAUGHTERS ARE MENTIONED ONLY THREE (3) TIMES

    WHILE THE WORDS, GUN, GUNS AND FIREARMS, ARE MENTIONED TEN (10) TIMES

    MEDICAL TREATMENT TO “STOP SCHOOL SHOOTINGS”  IS NOT MENTIONED

    MEDICAL DRUG TREATMENT THAT IS CAUSAL IN  “SCHOOL SHOOTINGS”  IS NOT MENTIONED
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    My JUNE 19, 2014 comment on Derek Kilmer’s response to Pills that kill?
    CONGRESS HAS FAILED TO CONNECT? INVESTIGATE? AND ACT ON THE
    INCREASE IN SCHOOL SHOOTINGS LINKED TO ANTIDEPRESSANT PRESCRIPTION DRUGS
    More than 60 school shootings among and more than 4,800 violent attacks have been linked to psychiatric drugs.
    While in the wake to the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre most of the debate has centered around gun control, perhaps more of the debate should be focused on the mood altering drugs that people are being given as more than 60 school shootings among and more than 4,800 violent attacks have been linked to PSYCHIATRIC DRUGS.
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    INDEED, CONGRESS HAS FAILED AND FAILED AND FAILED
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    Snippet from Rep. Derek Kilmer’s response on “Pills that Kill”
    It’s been over a year since the tragedy in Newtown, unfortunately Congress still hasn’t made enough progress on legislation that would keep our sons and daughters safe. THUS FAR, CONGRESS HAS FAILED TO MAKE PROGRESS ON MENTAL HEALTH FUNDING. It has FAILED to make progress on school safety. And it has FAILED to make any progress in the effort to make sure firearms don’t end up in the hands of felons or PEOPLE WITH DANGEROUS MENTAL ILLNESS.
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    INDEED, THOSE MEMBERS OF CONGRESS THAT ARE FOCUSING ON FURTHER FIREARMS BANS OR RESTRICTIONS ARE CLEARLY FOCUSING ON THE WRONG ISSUE AND ASKING THE WRONG QUESTIONS.
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    In 2004, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decided SSRI antidepressants
    MUST CARRY A BLACK BOX WARNING THAT THE DRUG CAN CAUSE SUICIDAL TENDENCIES.
    BUT WHAT ABOUT VIOLENCE AND HOMICIDAL TENDENCIES?
    Despite mounting evidence that antidepressants and certain other drugs can induce violent behavior and has led to the tragic death of spouses, family members and friends,
    THE FDA HAS DONE NOTHING TO WARN OR CURB THE USE OF SUCH DRUGS.
    Should Antidepressants Carry Black Box Warning for Homicidal Tendencies?
    June 19, 2014
    http://healthimpactnews.com/2012/increase-in-school-shootings-linked-to-antidepressant-prescription-drugs/
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    INDEED, WHO IS RESPONSIBLE ? CONGRESS HAS FAILED AND FAILED AND FAILED….
    AND, CONGRESS HAS FAILED TO HISTORICALLY CONNECT? INVESTIGATE? AND ACT ON
    THE June 1st, 1993 ANALYSIS OF THE LEGAL ISSUES SURROUNDING THE FORCED USE OF RITALIN
    HERE WE ARE 21 YEARS LATER, June 19, 2014
    http://healthimpactnews.com/2012/increase-in-school-shootings-linked-to-antidepressant-prescription-drugs/
    WHO FORCED THE USE OF RITALIN ON AMERICAN SCHOOL CHILDREN?
    BETWEEN 1970 AND 1981
    http://ablechild.org/1993/06/01/an-analysis-of-the-legal-issues-surrounding-the-forced-use-of-ritalin/
    [FN61]. See Barkley, supra note 1, at 189 (ALSO NOTING A 400% INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN TAKING STIMULANT DRUGS BETWEEN 1970 AND 1981).
    1969
    [FN128]. Id. at 574. “[These] young people do not ‘shed their constitutional rights’ at the school house door.” Id. (quoting Tinker v. Des Moines Indep. Community Sch. Dist., 393 U.S. 503, 506 (1969)).
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    IT IS THE IDEOLOGY OF DRUGGING, THE IDEA THAT PEOPLE CAN AND SHOULD BE CHEMICALLY MANAGED, AND THAT REPRESENTS THE MOST PERVASIVE IMPOSITION ON PERSONAL LIBERTY AND THE MOST DANGEROUS EXTENSION OF AUTHORITY
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    http://ablechild.org/1993/06/01/an-analysis-of-the-legal-issues-surrounding-the-forced-use-of-ritalin/
    The question of dependency on [drugs such as Ritalin] quickly turns from a medical INTO A POLITICAL QUESTION whose very definition involves not merely the psychological state of the patient but also the social and political impositions of the society and ITS INSTITUTIONS . . . .
    [I]n all such cases of liberty, this one has implications for every member of the population, not merely those who are chemically incarcerated. . . .IT IS THE IDEOLOGY OF DRUGGING, THE IDEA THAT PEOPLE CAN AND SHOULD BE CHEMICALLY MANAGED, AND THAT REPRESENTS THE MOST PERVASIVE IMPOSITION ON PERSONAL LIBERTY AND THE MOST DANGEROUS EXTENSION OF AUTHORITY.
    The . . . counterargument that a certain drug isn’t hurting a certain child . . . and that one should not sacrifice his well-being to some political abstraction, is itself a disguised political argument in defense of the standards that determine his . . . success.
    THE ARGUMENT SEEMS TO PROVE THAT WHILE THE CHILD MAY NOT BECOME DEPENDENT ON THE DRUG, THOSE WHO RECOMMEND AND DEFEND IT ALREADY ARE.
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    INDEED, THOSE MEMBERS OF CONGRESS THAT ARE FOCUSING ON FURTHER FIREARMS BANS OR RESTRICTIONS ARE CLEARLY FOCUSING ON THE WRONG ISSUE AND ASKING THE WRONG QUESTIONS.
    Indeed, who is responsible? Congress has failed and failed and failed….
    The congressional investigation and debate should be focused on the mood altering drugs that people are being given as more than 60 school shootings among and more than 4,800 violent attacks have been linked to PSYCHIATRIC DRUGS.
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    Rep. Derek Kilmer’s response on “Pills that Kill”
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    Dear Ms. Hewett,
    Thank you for contacting me about preventing GUN violence. I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with me.
    My thoughts and prayers are with the VICTIMS and their families of the tragedies that have recently rattled the West Coast in Isla Vista, Portland, and in our state at Seattle Pacific University.
    When my wife Jennifer and I drop our KIDS off at school, we want them to be filled with hope and excitement about the day ahead – never with questions about whether they will be safe. That’s what all parents want.
    It’s been over a year since the tragedy in Newtown, and unfortunately Congress still hasn’t made enough progress on legislation that would keep our SONS AND DAUGHTERS safe. Thus far, Congress has failed to make progress on mental health funding. It has failed to make progress on school safety. And it has failed to make any progress in the effort to make sure FIREARMS don’t end up in the hands of felons or people with dangerous mental illness.
    I find this incredibly disappointing – not simply as a member of Congress who has been fighting to move forward on each of these issues, but as a dad.
    But I’m not willing to give up.
    Nothing is more important to me than ensuring the safety of our CHILDREN. Congress still must find ways to move forward on commonsense legislation to keep GUNS out of the hands of felons and people with dangerous mental illness. It’s estimated that 40 percent of GUN owners don’t go through a background check when purchasing a GUN. As a consequence, GUNS are ending up in the wrong hands. We can’t accept that. Too much is at stake.
    One bright spot is that the House recently passed a strong bipartisan amendment to increase resources for our existing background checks system. Despite that, I think there is still more that we can do.
    I am proud to be a cosponsor of H.R. 1565, a bipartisan bill that would require universal background checks – including requiring background checks at GUN shows, on all GUN sales over the internet, and sales through classified advertisements. I believe this legislation is a common sense way to strengthen public safety while protecting the Second Amendment rights of responsible GUN owners.
    While there’s more that needs to be done, Congress can and should move quickly and thoughtfully to keep our neighborhoods and schools safe. I’ll continue to urge House Leadership to bring this bill forward.
    Those of us who care about preventing GUN violence – as parents and as policy makers – are not giving up the fight.
    Thank you for your advocacy and for sharing why preventing GUN violence is important to you. I am honored to serve as your representative.
    Sincerely,

    Derek Kilmer
    Member of Congress
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    KILMERS bottom line?
    TOTAL ON SCHOOL SHOOTINGS FROM JUNE 19, 2014 TO OCTOBER 15, 2015

    KILMERS bottom line?

    TOTAL ON SCHOOL SHOOTINGS FROM JUNE 19, 2014 TO OCTOBER 15, 2015

    THE WORD VICTIMS IS ONLY MENTIONED ONE (1) TIME

    KIDS, CHILDREN, SONS AND DAUGHTERS ARE MENTIONED ONLY FIVE (5) TIMES

    WHILE THE WORDS, GUN, GUNS AND FIREARMS, ARE MENTIONED TWENTY ONE (21) TIMES

    MEDICAL TREATMENT TO “STOP SCHOOL SHOOTINGS”  IS NOT MENTIONED

    MEDICAL DRUG TREATMENT THAT IS CAUSAL IN “SCHOOL SHOOTINGS”  IS NOT MENTIONED

    I THOUGHT CHILDREN, SONS AND DAUGHTERS WERE THE PRIORITY IN SCHOOL SHOOTINGS

    INDEED, THOSE MEMBERS OF CONGRESS THAT ARE FOCUSING ON FURTHER FIREARMS BANS OR RESTRICTIONS ARE CLEARLY FOCUSING ON THE WRONG ISSUES


  • Union Strikers Teach by Example

    Union Strikers Teach by Example

    UNION TEACHERS STRIKES ARE ILLEGAL IN THE STATE OF WA.

    ILLEGAL STRIKING UNION TEACHERS ARE TEACHING OUR SCHOOL KIDS HOW TO GET WHAT THEY WANT BY BREAKING THE LAW

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    WHAT DO THEY WANT? WHEN DO THEY WANT IT? “NOW”

    “NOW” is always the day public school was supposed to start.

    Sep 8, 2015 – Seattle teachers are on strike Wednesday, which was supposed to be the first day of school.

    SO ABOUT 5,000 TEACHERS WENT ON OUT ON THEIR ILLEGAL STRIKE.

    Sep 9, 2015 – SOMEBODY ASKED… Should a judge weigh in on Seattle’s teachers strike, decades of trial court … consistently agreed: It’s illegal for teachers to strike in Washington.

    IN SPITE OF THE FACT, THAT UNION SCHOOL STRIKES ARE ILLEGAL IN THE STATE OF WA.

    ASK YOURSELF ….

    WHY NO SEATTLE JUDGE BOTHERED TO RULE THAT STRIKING TEACHERS IN SEATTLE WERE IN CONTEMPT OF COURT. NO JUDGE IN SEATTLE SAID HE WOULD FINE THE UNION $2,000 A DAY IF TEACHERS DIDN’T GO BACK TO WORK?

    AND ASK YOURSELF THESE QUESTIONS

    WHY  IS  THIS UNION STRIKE AGAINST WA STATE LAW?

    WHY IS DISTURBING THE PEACE AGAINST THE LAW?

    DISTURBING THE PEACE OF THE OTHER PARTY OR OF ANY CHILD? THE ILLEGAL  UNION TEACHERS STRIKE DISTURBED THE PEACE OF 53,000 SCHOOL STUDENTS.

    OF THE OTHER PARTY, PARENTS OF 53,000 STUDENTS LEFT SCRAMBLING FOR CHILD CARE, MISSING WORK, AND INCOME, HOW COULD THIS  ILLEGAL SEATTLE TEACHER STRIKE BE DISTURBING THE PEACE.

    WHY IS A PUBLIC NUISANCE AGAINST THE LAW?  one which affects equally the rights of an ENTIRE COMMUNITY or neighborhood.

    HOW COULD ABOUT 5000 UNION PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS PICKETED AT ALL 97 SEATTLE SCHOOLS BE A PUBLIC NUISANCE.  THE SCHOOL DISTRICT CANCELED CLASSES FOR A FIFTH DAY TUESDAY. DISTRICT … PARENTS OF 53,000 STUDENTS MISSED WORK, AND INCOME, AND SCRAMBLE FOR CHILD CARE AMID THE SEATTLE TEACHER ILLEGAL STRIKE.

    AND ASK YOURSELF AGAIN

    WHY  IS THIS UNION STRIKE  AGAINST WA STATE LAW?

    TO PREVENT THE UTTER AND TOTAL CHAOS CAUSED BY THE  5000 STRIKING SCHOOL  TEACHERS, AT ALL 97 SEATTLE SCHOOLS THAT DISRUPTED THE LIVES OF 53,000 STUDENTS AND THEIR PARENTS.

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    HOW DO UNION SCHOOL TEACHERS GET WHAT THEY WANT?
    What do we want? More money! When do we want it? Now!
    https://cogitateit.wordpress.com/…/what-do-we-want-more-money-when-…
    Jun 17, 2015 – we all want to see more kids in great schools. I think everyone can sign up to that. IDEALLY THE WAY WE WOULD MAKE THIS HAPPEN IS TO MAKE SURE …

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    WITH “PREMEDITATED ILLEGAL UNION STRIKE” Teachers teaching our school kids by example, think out or plan (an action, especially a crime) beforehand.
    It will be seen that an essential ingredient of that offense is “premeditated … THE TEE SHIRTS WERE PRINTED AND THE STRIKE SIGNS WERE READY.

    UNION EDUCATORS JUST WANT AN 18% PAY HIKE OVER THREE YEARS.

    UNION SCHOOL TEACHERS ARE DETERMINED TO STAY OUT OF THE CLASSROOMS UNTIL THEY GET THE PAY RAISE THAT THEY WANT

    SO, ABOUT 5,000 TEACHERS CONTINUED THEIR ILLEGAL STRIKE UNTIL FRIDAY SEPT 18, 2015 .

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    DOES ANYONE ELSE HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THIS?

    AFTER ALL, GOOD, GOD FEARING, LAW ABIDING CITIZENS, FAMILIES, PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS HAVE SPENT A LIFETIME TEACHING THEIR CHILDREN TO RESPECT AND OBEY THE LAW.

    Let’s be clear: Teacher strikes are illegal in Washington. They are not allowed under state law.

    GOOD LORD, MR. FORD….
    PROFOUNDLY BAD UNION PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS DID STRIKE WITH ILLEGAL PREMEDITATION AND AND WERE  ALLOWED TO TEACH OUR CHILDREN, BY THEIR STRIKING EXAMPLE.

    BECAUSE THEY GOT WHAT THEY WANTED BY BREAKING THE LAW

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    INDEED, I DO OBJECT TO MY FAMILY, GRANDCHILDREN,  AND GREAT GRAND CHILDREN BEING EDUCATED/UNIONIZED  BY THE ILLEGAL ACTIONS OF UNIONS AND UNION SCHOOL TEACHERS.
    1. HOW UNIONS PLAN TO GET WHAT THEY WANT
    2. HOW UNIONS PLAN TO GET WHAT THEY WANT WHEN THEY WANT IT
    3. HOW UNIONS PLAN TO BREAK THE LAW
    4. HOW UNION PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS “DO” BREAK THE LAW
    5. HOW UNION PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS “DO” WHAT THEY WANT
    6. AND, HOW UNION PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS “DO” GET AWAY WITH IT

    AND, THE JUDGE ALLOWED THE UNION TO GET EXACTLY WHAT IT WANTED BY BREAKING WA STATE LAW.

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    WHAT DO WE WANT? WHEN DO WE WANT IT? NOW

    EXACTLY WHAT ANY  GOOD, GOD FEARING, LAW ABIDING CITIZENS, FAMILIES, PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS WOULD WANT AFTER  SPENDING A LIFETIME TEACHING THEIR CHILDREN TO RESPECT AND OBEY THE LAW.

    JUDGES  THAT TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION AGAINST PUBLIC SCHOOL UNIONS AND  TEACHERS THAT  STRIKE IN THE VIOLATION OF LAW.

    TO PREVENT THE UTTER AND TOTAL CHAOS CAUSED BY THE  5000 ILLEGALLY STRIKING UNION SCHOOL  TEACHERS, AT ALL 97 SEATTLE SCHOOLS THAT DISRUPTED THE LIVES OF 53,000 STUDENTS AND THEIR PARENTS.

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    A JUDGE LIKE THE ONE IN KELSO.THAT SAID CRIME DOESN’T PAY AND IF YOU BREAK THE LAW I’LL KICK YOUR BUTT.
    Judge holds striking Kelso teachers in contempt | The …
    www.seattletimes.com/…/judge-holds-striking-kelso-tea…
    The Seattle Times
    Sep 25, 2015 – A judge ruled that striking teachers in Kelso are in contempt of court. The strike … the judge said he would fine the union $2,000 a day if teachers don’t go back to work. .
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  • Stop School Shootings?

    Stop School Shootings?
    Always bring the bottom line to the top
    This is a matter of life and death, these are our children. They are suffering, and their lives will be forever changed

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    Mayo Clinic, Apr 1, 2015 the DISEASE is hypogonadism in which the pre-pubertal male body is unable to produce normal amounts of testosterone.

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    Physical Symptoms of the “DISEASE” that been causal, in association, in school shootings, has been shown in many, but not all, to be significant.

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    MAYO CLINIC

    WHEN TO SEE A (MEDICAL) DOCTOR
    SEE A DOCTOR IF YOU HAVE “ANY SYMPTOMS” OF MALE HYPOGONADISM(DISEASE).

    ESTABLISHING THE CAUSE of hypogonadism (DISEASE) is an important first step TO GETTING APPROPRIATE TREATMENT for the (DISEASE).

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    SINCE 2012 SEP-OCT
    The “PSYCHOLOGICAL STRESS” of school shooters has been linked with the DISEASE.
    The symptoms of constitutional delay of growth and puberty (CDGP)

    1. INCOMPETENCE
    2. VULNERABILITY
    3. IMPAIRED SELF-ESTEEM
    4. RELUCTANCE TO PARTICIPATE IN ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES
    4. SOCIAL ISOLATION
    5. IMPAIRED ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE
    6. SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND
    7. DISRUPTIVE AND SUICIDE BEHAVIOR
    (reality check, suicides in Marysville and Oregon)

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    Apr 1, 2015 Mayo Clinic (In fact) until now the most common reason behind treating these adolescents is “PSYCHOLOGICAL STRESS” experienced by the child or his parents.
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    UNTIL NOW Oct. 14, 2015? We must demand medical treatment for “PSYCHOLOGICAL STRESS”
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    Physical Symptoms of the (DISEASE) in Puberty
    By Mayo Clinic Staff
    Hypogonadism can begin during fetal development, before puberty or during adulthood. Signs and symptoms depend on when the condition develops.

    PUBERTY
    Male hypogonadism may delay puberty or cause incomplete or lack of normal development.
    It can cause:
    Decreased development of muscle mass
    Lack of deepening of the voice
    Impaired growth of body hair
    IMPAIRED GROWTH OF THE PENIS AND TESTICLES
    Excessive growth of the arms and legs in relation to the trunk of the body
    Development of breast tissue (gynecomastia)

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    PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS? PLUS PSYCHOLOGICAL STRESS? EXPERIENCED BY THE CHILD? CAUSED BY A PHYSICAL DISEASE?

    Oct. 14, 2015 Why bother with medical diagnosis, medical management and medical treatment of A DISEASE IN PUBERTY, the constitutional delay of growth in puberty and hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism?

    AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION….

    LEFT UN-DIAGNOSED AND UNTREATED IN A PRE-PUBERTAL MALE?

    WHY BOTHER WITH SCHOOL SHOOTERS?

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    Mayo Clinic Apr 1, 2015 (in fact) testosterone (t) replacement therapy can be used to induce pubertal development, accelerate growth
    AND, (in fact) RELIEVE the “psychosocial complaints” of the adolescents.

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    JULY, 14, 2001 A PRESCRIBED COURSE OF MEDICAL TREATMENT

    MUCH EARLIER? 2001… OR FOURTEEN YEARS LATER 2015?

    For the distress boys often suffer because of their lack of growth and pubertal progression that can affect their school performance and social relationships.
    ABSTRACT (in fact) Typical sex steroid treatments to induce puberty in boys with CDGP include testosterone (T) enanthate, T undecanoate, mixed T esters, T transdermal patches, and oxandrolone p.o.
    PROVIDED A SHORT-COURSE LOW-DOSE DEPOT T I.M. AS AN EFFECTIVE, PRACTICAL, SAFE, WELL TOLERATED, AND INEXPENSIVE REGIMEN.
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    October 24, 2014 – Marysville-Pilchuck High School 10:39 am – Marysville, Washington. Freshman Jaylen Fryberg 15, shoots five people in the school cafeteria, killing one. A second victim dies of her injuries two days later; a third dies on October 31st. Fryberg dies of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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    Herman Williams a Tulalip tribal executive,
    said “We must find out why this is happening and a way to stop it.”
    These are our children. They are suffering, and their lives will be forever changed.
    “OUR PRIORITY IS NOW ON OUR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE. ”
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    May 3, 2010 (in fact) PUBERTY that arrives “EARLIER OR LATER” in adolescent boys relative to their peers can trigger chemicals that are related to ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOR.
    CONCLUSIONS: there is a LINK between t, dht and externalizing behavior in male adolescents AT RISK FOR PSYCHOPATHOLOGY. due to the findings of HIGHEST androgen levels in boys with persistent externalizing behavior, a role of androgens in the development of disruptive or LATER ANTISOCIAL DISORDERS can be hypothesized.
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    On June 10, 2014, The 26-year-old gunman who fatally shot nine people at an Oregon community college last week killed himself. including his infamous copy cat act of ISIS killing Christians.

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    INDEED, ALL OF THESE VICTIMS ARE SOMEBODY’S CHILD

    They are suffering, and their lives will be forever changed
    “We must find out why this is happening and a way to stop it.”
    “OUR PRIORITY IS NOW ON OUR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE. ”
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    WHY IS “GUN CONTROL” THE FIRST AND ONLY PRIORITY FOR U.S. LIBERALS ON SCHOOL SHOOTINGS?
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    WHAT SHOULD BE THE FIRST NATIONAL PRIORITY FOR PROTECTING OUR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE FROM SCHOOL SHOOTINGS, INCLUDING THE SHOOTERS THAT COMMIT SUICIDE?

    PREVENTION IS WORTH….

    1. SEE A DOCTOR IF YOUR SON, STUDENT, HAS “ANY SYMPTOMS” OF MALE HYPOGONADISM (DISEASE)
    2. ESTABLISHING THE CAUSE OF HYPOGONADISM (DISEASE) IS AN IMPORTANT FIRST STEP
    3. TO GETTING APPROPRIATE MEDICAL TREATMENT for the (DISEASE).

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    Mayo Clinic Apr 1, 2015 (in fact) testosterone (t) replacement therapy can be used to induce pubertal development, accelerate growth
    AND BECAUSE, THE MAYO CLINIC THERAPY CAN (in fact) RELIEVE the “psychosocial complaints” of the adolescents….

    THAT ARE CAUSED BY THE DISEASE…
    THAT CAUSE “PSYCHOLOGICAL STRESS”DISORDERS….
    THAT ARE CAUSAL IN THE SCHOOL SHOOTERS….
    IN THE SCHOOL SHOOTINGS…
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    BOTTOM LINE ….
    BECAUSE, This is a matter of life and death. These are our children. They are suffering, and their lives will be forever changed

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    Because, the only liberal national priority, to STOP SCHOOL SHOOTING is “GUN CONTROL”


  • Public Policy Matters

    Public Policy Matters
    page 5 “Thing That Matter”
    Everything CITIZENS Need to Know?
    ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE NATIONAL SECURITY AND PUBLIC POLICY

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    It Aired on CSPAN Oct. 3, 2015 From a lecture given on Sept. 15, 2015 The lecturer at the college mentioned the education level of CITIZENS ? And, he said, There is a 17 page thing that will give them about 70% and another 12th grade level thing that will give them 90% of Everything CITIZENS Need to Know? ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE? NATIONAL SECURITY? AND PUBLIC POLICY?

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    What is the point of this academic exercise? It seems to be to indoctrinate CITIZENS by using K-12 literature to establish the same positive political feedback loop around global warming that has existed between the federal government and the nation’s colleges and universities for the past two decades.

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    WHO WAS/IS THE COLLEGE LECTURER?

    RETIRED REAR ADM. DAVID TITLEY IN HIS NEW JOB AS DIRECTOR OF Center for Solutions TO WEATHER AND CLIMATE RISK AT PENN STATE UNIVERSITY
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    HOW IGNORANT, UNINFORMED AND GULLIBLE, DOES THE HE THINK CITIZENS ARE ON CLIMATE CHANGE?
    PUBLIC POLICY? can be generally defined as a system of laws, regulatory measures, COURSES OF ACTION, and funding priorities concerning a given topic promulgated by a governmental entity or its representatives.
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    Now, IF THE  GULLIBILITY OF HIS PUBLIC POLICY isn’t enough to get your knickers in a knot….. keep reading…
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    And, In response to a question during his lecture at the college, RETIRED REAR ADM. DAVID TITLEY said

    “OF COURSE, THIS IS A MORAL ISSUE AND OBLIGATION”

    REAR ADM. DAVID TITLEY’S PUBLIC POLICY ON GLOBAL WARMING IS PREACHING ON THE RELIGIOUS COMPONENTS?

    AND, DETERMINING THAT GLOBAL WARMING IS A MORAL ISSUE AND WHO AND HOW TO EXPLORE THE CITIZENS RELIGIOUS LOBBY?

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    HE SAID… A HARD CORE CONSERVATIVE CAN QUOTE THE BIBLE, YOU KNOW.
    THE CATHOLIC COVENANT ON THIS ISSUE CAN TELL YOU WHAT THE POPE MEANS.
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    According to RETIRED REAR ADM. DAVID TITLEY

    What to do at your local level?

    All things considered, BASED ON A CITIZENS LEVEL OF EDUCATION, WITH YOUR DEPLOMA OF 90% OF EVERYTHING A CITIZEN NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE, NATIONAL SECURITY AND PUBLIC POLICY.

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    INDEED PUBLIC POLICY DEMANDS THAT YOU RUN AMOK….

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    Go public GET MEDIA ATTENTION, PROTEST, PICKET, LOBBY IT AND demand it with your individual support and, of the support of LOCAL GLOBAL NGO groups AND THEIR 600 GLOBAL PARTNERS, Get going after your ELECTED officials, give them A TON OF public opinion, input, send emails, letters, attend, talk about it,. ELECTED OFFICIALS want votes, they don’t want to lose an election so they will act and legislate on a massive court of public media opinion.
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    RETIRED REAR ADM. DAVID TITLEY DEFENDS CASE FOR GLOBAL WARMING IN HIS NEW JOB AS DIRECTOR OF Center for Solutions TO WEATHER AND CLIMATE RISK AT PENN STATE UNIVERSITY

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    Rear Admiral David W. Titley, USN (Ret) « The Center for …

    climateandsecurity.org/advisory…/rearadmiraldavidwtitleyusnret/

    Rear Admiral David W. Titley, United States Navy (Retired) Dr. Titley is a nationally known expert in the field of climate, the Arctic, and National Security, and …
    climateandsecurity.org/advisory…/rear-admiral-david-w-titley-usn-ret/

    AND FOUNDING DIRECTOR OF THE CENTER FOR SOLUTIONS TO WEATHER AND CLIMATE RISK AT … DR. TITLEY INITIATED AND LED THE US NAVY’S TASK FORCE ON CLIMATE CHANGE.
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    Navy climate change expert sees opponents ignoring science

    www.timesunion.com/…/Navyclimatechangeexpertsees-…
    Times Union

    Jul 23, 2015 – Rear Admiral David Titley tours the USS Slater in Albany, N.Y. April 26, 2012, as part of the United States Navy’s 50/50 Program, an outreach ..
    Jul 23, 2015 – When he headed the Navy’s climate change task force, the group … In his new job as director of Center for Solutions to Weather and … FORMER NAVY OFFICER, RESEARCHER DEFENDS CASE FOR GLOBAL WARMING … AS THE U.S. NAVY’S FORMER TOP EXPERT ON MAN-MADE CLIMATE CHANGE, RETIRED REAR ADM. DAVID TITLEY SAYS …
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    WHAT CITIZENS REALLY NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE AND NATIONAL SECURITY
    When RETIRED REAR ADM. DAVID TITLEY headed the Navy’s climate change task force, the group looked at issues like RISING SEA LEVELS, which is one outcome of GLOBAL WARMING. NAVAL BASES AROUND THE WORLD WILL BE AFFECTED and planners have to be ready for it, he said.
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    RETIRED REAR ADM. DAVID TITLEY SAYS
    NATIONAL SECURITY IS ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING AND RISING SEA LEVELS?
    AND, THAT NAVAL BASES AROUND THE WORLD WILL BE AFFECTED.
    AND, PLANNING for the rapidly melting ice in the arctic polar zone?

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    NATIONAL SECURITY ON NAVAL BASES AROUND THE WORLD? THAT WILL BE AFFECTED WHEN THE ARCTIC POLAR ZONE ICE MELTS AND”THE FIFTH OCEAN” IS CREATED.
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    Citizens Needs to Know ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE NATIONAL SECURITY AND PUBLIC POLICY ON THE ARCTIC ARCHIPELAGO OF SVALBARD
    Sept. 15, 2015 RETIRED REAR ADM. DAVID TITLEY SAID RUSSIA KEEPS POKING AROUND…
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    U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s Arctic Strategy was unveiled in Halifax in November 2013. Hagel SAID THE PENTAGON’S «ARCTIC STRATEGY» is centered upon the U.S. bolstering its military capabilities in the Arctic region with the opening of new sea lanes for natural resource «exploration»,

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    U.S. DOMINANCE OVER THE ARCTIC IS SPELLED OUT IN THE PENTAGON’S NATIONAL STRATEGY FOR THE ARCTIC REGION, a policy that was developed under the stewardship of Daniel Y. Chiu, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for strategy. Chiu sees THE RAPID CLIMATE CHANGE THAT IS AFFECTING THE ARCTIC FACILITATING A GREATER U.S. NAVAL AND OTHER MILITARY PRESENCE IN THE REGION.
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    TRUTH POLITICS AND HISTORY
    In September, 2010 A TREATY WAS MADE BETWEEN RUSSIA AND NORWAY
    Sept. 15, 2015 RETIRED REAR ADM. DAVID TITLEY SAID RUSSIA KEEPS POKING AROUND?

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    THE SVALBARD TREATY OF 1920
    UNDER THE NATO UMBRELLA. THE SVALBARD TREATY OF 1920, ratified by 40 nations, agreed to “DEMILITARIZE” THE NORWEGIAN-OWNED ARCTIC ARCHIPELAGO OF SVALBARD.

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    FACTS ABOUT SVALBARD ARCHIPELAGO The land mass is about 61 020 square kilometers, As much as 60 percent of the landmass is covered in ice, The sea area around the islands out to the territorial border of 12 nautical miles is about 90 700 square kilometers.
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    THE POLITICS OF SVALBARD ARCHIPELAGO
    In September, 2010 A TREATY WAS MADE BETWEEN RUSSIA AND NORWAY
    fixing the boundary between the SVALBARD ARCHIPELAGO and the Novaya Zemlya archipelago. Increased interest in petroleum exploration in the Arctic increased interest in resolution of the dispute. The agreement takes into account the relative positions of the archipelagos, rather than being based simply on northward extension of the continental border of Norway and Russia.[81]
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    USING THREE NATO ALLIES, all of them monarchies, Obama is trying to establish a U.S.-led condominium of the United States, Canada, Norway, and Denmark over the Arctic,

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    CONSPICUOUSLY LEAVING RUSSIA OUT OF THE EQUATION.

    Sept. 15, 2015 RETIRED REAR ADM. DAVID TITLEY SAID RUSSIA KEEPS POKING AROUND?
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    THE FIRST STEP OF THE OBAMA «POLAR PIVOT» HAS BEEN TO “MILITARIZE” THE ARCTIC ARCHIPELAGO OF SVALBARD
    UNDER THE NATO UMBRELLA. The Svalbard Treaty of 1920, ratified by 40 nations, agreed to “DEMILITARIZE” THE NORWEGIAN-OWNED ARCTIC ARCHIPELAGO OF SVALBARD.
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    Sept. 15, 2015 RETIRED REAR ADM. DAVID TITLEY SAID “RUSSIA KEEPS POKING AROUND”
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    RUSSIA BELIEVES THAT NATO HAS VIOLATED THE SVALBARD TREATY of 1920 BY COVERTLY OPERATING MILITARY FUNCTIONS AT THE SVALBARD SATELLITE STATION AT NY-ÅLESUND,
    which is connected to Harstad and Andoya, Norway by the Svalbard Undersea Cable System. Andoya was the site of a Norwegian Sound Surveillance System (SOSUS) array, art of the U.S. Integrated Undersea Surveillance System (IUSS) that acoustically tracked Soviet and Russian submarines. There is a belief that the Norwegians have continued to employ acoustic intelligence devices against the Russians and that Svalbard is part of the Norwegian monitoring activities, in violation of the Svalbard Treaty. The U.S. also maintains a Globus II HAVE STARE radar station in Vardo in the Norwegian Arctic, which is used to collect electronic intelligence for the U.S. National Security Agency from Russian military targets across the Norwegian border.
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    the bottom line on “Ice Station Obama”

    IN THE ARCTIC, THE DECISIONS ARE MADE IN WASHINGTON, WHILE THE NATO PUPPETS OF OTTAWA, COPENHAGEN, AND OSLO OBEDIENTLY WAG THEIR TAILS.

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    The unedited comment
    Ice Station Obama
    Wayne MADSEN 06.06.2014 00:00
    Although President Obama’s «pivot to Asia» is receiving media attention, his little-known push to establish American hegemony over THE RAPIDLY MELTING ARCTIC POLAR ZONE HAS GONE LARGELY UNNOTICED. Using three NATO allies, all of them monarchies, Obama is trying to establish a U.S.-led condominium of the United States, Canada, Norway, and Denmark over the Arctic,
    CONSPICUOUSLY LEAVING RUSSIA OUT OF THE EQUATION.
    Obama’s military and intelligence push into the Arctic could be taken from the pages of the 1960s Cold War thriller by Alistair MacLean, «Ice Station Zebra», WITH THE DEPLETION OF THE ARCTIC ICE PACK OPENING UP FORMERLY NON-NAVIGABLE ARCTIC MARITIME ZONES TO SHIPPING, Obama and his Wall Street handlers are eyeing the Arctic as America’s new region for natural resource exploitation. And, as always, the Pentagon and the U.S. intelligence Community are ready to act as the centurions for the investment bankers and hedge fund tycoons.
    U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s Arctic Strategy was unveiled in Halifax in November 2013. Hagel said the Pentagon’s «Arctic Strategy» is centered upon the U.S. bolstering its military capabilities in the Arctic region with the opening of new sea lanes for natural resource «exploration»,
    THE FIRST STEP OF THE OBAMA «POLAR PIVOT» HAS BEEN TO MILITARIZE IT UNDER THE NATO UMBRELLA. The Svalbard Treaty of 1920, ratified by 40 nations, agreed to demilitarize the Norwegian-owned Arctic archipelago of Svalbard and to permit commercial activities on the islands by the signatories. Only Norway and Russia (and the former Soviet Union) exercised the right to commercially exploit the resources of the islands, mainly by mining coal. Russia has largely withdrawn its commercial interests from the islands with only some 370 Russians and Ukrainians remaining in Svalbard, many of them living at the mining community in Barentsburg, the Russian research station at Ny-Ålesund, and the small mining outpost at Sveagruva.
    A dependency of Norway, Svalbard has seen its Norwegian population grow with many of the Norwegians living in the capital of Longyearbyen. As signatories of the Svalbard Treaty, Americans, Canadians, and Britons are free to travel and reside on Svalbard without restrictions imposed by Norwegian authorities. Americans first started to arrive in Svalbard as part of the team that oversees the operation of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, a project of Global Crop Diversity Trust, which stores most of the world’s crop and botanical varieties in an underground vault.
    Russia believes that NATO has violated the Svalbard Treaty by covertly operating military functions at the Svalbard Satellite Station at Ny-Ålesund, which is connected to Harstad and Andoya, Norway by the Svalbard Undersea Cable System. Andoya was the site of a Norwegian Sound Surveillance System (SOSUS) array, art of the U.S. Integrated Undersea Surveillance System (IUSS) that acoustically tracked Soviet and Russian submarines. There is a belief that the Norwegians have continued to employ acoustic intelligence devices against the Russians and that Svalbard is part of the Norwegian monitoring activities, in violation of the Svalbard Treaty. The U.S. also maintains a Globus II HAVE STARE radar station in Vardo in the Norwegian Arctic, which is used to collect electronic intelligence for the U.S. National Security Agency from Russian military targets across the Norwegian border.
    THE MUSHROOM-LIKE RADOME THAT CONCEALS THE HAVE STARE RADAR IS A TELL-TALE SIGN OF A U.S. MILITARY-INTELLIGENCE PRESENCE.
    RADOMES HAVE APPEARED IN INCREASING NUMBERS FROM THE NATIONAL SECURITY BASE AT MENWITH HILL, ENGLAND to northern Norway, Svalbard, Greenland, Iceland, the Faeroes, northern Canada, and even remote and uninhabited Jan Mayen Island in the Norwegian Sea.
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    my comment
    And, MUSHROOM-LIKE RADOMES HAVE APPEARED IN INCREASING NUMBERS, even in remote areas of the Olympic Peninsula in WA STATE U.S.A ….
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    Complementing America’s operations in Svalbard and Norway is the increasing use by NATO of Sweden’s Arctic Lapland for military purposes. Most NATO activities in Sweden involve NEAT, which stands for NATO Exercises and Advanced Testing.
    The U.S. is also expanding its military presence at the Thule airbase in Greenland as part of the U.S. Air Force 21st Space Wing’s missile defense network. Thule provides missile launch sensor data to the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD) and the Air Force Space Command. A number of Greenland «home rule» governments have wanted the United States to withdraw its military forces from Greenland but Washington and Denmark, which remains the sovereign authority over Greenland through the contrivance of calling Greenland a self-governing country within the «Kingdom of Denmark,» have rejected Greenlandic calls for the demilitarization of Greenland. The «kingdom» contrivance has also been used to keep the independence-minded Faeroe Islands in the Norwegian Sea firmly under Denmark’s, and by default, NATO’s, control. The Faeroes and Greenland are part of Denmark’s Joint Arctic Command, which in turn reports to NATO.
    Although Greenland’s Prime Minister Aleqa Hammond of the social democratic Siumut Party favors independence, she, like other past leaders, face determined opposition from Washington and Copenhagen, where NATO lobbyists exercise final say. Hammond stated «We will stand up as a people and demand what is rightfully ours.» According to a document found in the CIA archives, The U.S. has always believed it has ultimate authority over Greenland. And Denmark has not always been such an obedient slave to the dictates of Washington. A formerly TOP SECRET CIA document, dated January 31, 1947, states that the U.S. Minister to Denmark, Josiah P. Marvel, Jr., raised the issue of Greenland with the Danish Foreign Minister, Gustav Rasmussen. The U.S., at the time, was interested in wresting control of Greenland from Denmark to use it as a military base against the Soviet Union. When Marvel insisted on discussing the future of Greenland with Rasmussen, the Danish Foreign Minister replied, «While we owe much to America, I do not feel we owe them the whole island of Greenland.»
    What a difference a generation makes. Former Danish Prime Minister and outgoing NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, nicknamed the «Fogh of War» by his many critics, handed Greenland to the United States on a Georg Jensen silver platter and warned the Faeroes not to even think about independence. Whatever the Americans paid for Rasmussen’s knee-jerk loyalty, it was worth it to Washington.
    U.S. dominance over the Arctic is spelled out in the Pentagon’s National Strategy for the Arctic Region, a policy that was developed under the stewardship of Daniel Y. Chiu, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for strategy. Chiu sees the rapid climate change that is affecting the Arctic facilitating a greater U.S. naval and other military presence in the region.
    Last February, U.S. forces participated in the first airborne operation north of the Arctic Circle. The exercise, codenamed SPARTAN PEGASUS, saw paratroopers from the Army’s 25th Infantry Division parachute into Deadhorse on Alaska’s North Slope.
    In 2012, the commander of the U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM) and NORAD signed the Tri-Command Framework for Arctic Cooperation with the Commander of Canadian Joint Operations Command. The agreement «enhances military cooperation to support safety, security and defense operations in the region.» NORTHCOM has assumed sole responsibility for military operations in the Arctic region, placing Greenland, Svalbard, Jan Mayen Island, and the North Pole within NORTHCOM’s jurisdictional domain.
    And NORTHCOM has not been shy about ORDERING U.S. FIGHTER PLANES TO ENGAGE RUSSIAN MILITARY AIRCRAFT in dangerous «cat-and-mouse» games over the Bering Sea between Siberia and Alaska.
    NORTHCOM has increased its presence in Canada’s first Inuit-ruled territory, Nunavut. In March, NORTHCOM conducted Exercise ARCTIC WARRIOR/GUERRIER NORDIQUE in Iqaluit, Nunavut. The Stephen Harper government in Ottawa has increasingly stymied the rights of Native Canadians over the natural resources on their lands. The presence of NORTHCOM military units in the Nunavut capital of Iqaluit last March was a message by Ottawa and Washington to the local leaders that their self-government has «limits,» just like those imposed by Washington and Copenhagen on their Inuit cousins in Greenland. The same restrictions by the neo-colonialists of Ottawa and Washington will be imposed on the emerging Deline Gotine nation, the first native Canadian self-governing entity in Canada’s Northwest Territories. In addition, the people of Deline Gotine will have no authority to ban natural gas fracking in their territory.
    NATO has urged Denmark and Canada to resolve a dispute over ownership of Hans Island, a 1.3 kilometer barren uninhabited island between Greenland and Canada’s Ellesmere Island. The island will be ruled as a shared condominium between Canada and Denmark. Left out of the agreement are Greenland and Nunavut, the two Inuit governments that actually would have had no problems resolving sovereignty issues between the same native people. HOWEVER, IN THE ARCTIC, THE DECISIONS ARE MADE IN WASHINGTON, WHILE THE NATO PUPPETS OF OTTAWA, COPENHAGEN, AND OSLO OBEDIENTLY WAG THEIR TAILS.

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  • Catastrophic Wildfires Matter

    Catastrophic Wildfires Matter
    page 2 “Things That Matter”
    TRUTH-POLITICS AND CATASTROPHIC WILDFIRES
    American Citizens need to stand-up to the current stupidity and form a united front against the idiots who think they know what’s best for everyone else, our natural resources, our schools and our local counties.
    BURNING UP THE WEST: FEDS, GREENS CAUSE CATASTROPHIC FIRES
    Albert Einstein once said that the definition of insanity is; doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results…
    September 8, 2014 over a year ago….
    AS Capt. William E. Simpson – USMM WROTE THIS, AND AS A RESULT OF YET ANOTHER ENVIRONMENTALIST INTERVENTION,
    NUMEROUS PERFECTLY GOOD WEST COAST DAMS ARE BEING EYED FOR REMOVAL!
    OF COURSE THIS MAKES PERFECT SENSE TO THESE UPSIDE-DOWN THINKING PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY GIVEN THAT THE WEST COAST IS SERIOUSLY SHORT ON WATER AS IT IS, AND NEEDS MORE DAMS, NOT LESS!
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    HISTORY TRUTH AND POLITICS
    FEBRUARY 26, 2013, THE HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE ON PUBLIC LANDS AND ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION HELD A HEARING PRESIDED OVER BY NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN DOC HASTINGS (R-WASH.) that turns out to have been very relevant to the current burning issue of our national forest management. The subcommittee heard from a number of witnesses who testified concerning the superiority of state-managed forest lands versus the federally managed forests.
    TRUTH ON FEBRUARY 26, 2013 REP. HASTINGS noted that the much smaller forests managed by Washington State “generate an average of $168 million annually, support construction of public elementary, middle school and high schools statewide, facilities at the state’s universities, and other state facilities and institutions.
    TRUTH ON FEBRUARY 26, 2013 In comparison, THE U.S. FOREST SERVICE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR MANAGING OVER 9 MILLION ACRES OF FOREST LAND contained within seven different national forests in the State of Washington, yet harvests just 2 percent of the new growth, yielding a four-year average of only $589,000 in revenue.”
    TRUTH ON FEBRUARY 26, 2013 CHAIRMAN HASTINGS noted further:
    Rather than offering all-too-familiar rhetoric of how complying with one federal law or another “costs too much,” IT’S TIME FOR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO ADJUST HOW IT DOES BUSINESS, and honor its own STATUTORY RESPONSIBILITIES TO MANAGE THE FORESTS, INCLUDING ALLOWING SUFFICIENT TIMBER HARVESTS, THAT BENEFIT FORESTED COUNTIES AND THEIR SCHOOLS, AS WELL AS IMPROVE DECLINING FOREST HEALTH
    AND, REDUCE THE THREAT AND SOARING COSTS OF CATASTROPHIC WILDFIRE.
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    AUG 24, 2013 HISTORY TRUTH AND POLITICS ON CATASTROPHIC WILDFIRES FIRES
    BURNING UP THE WEST: FEDS, GREENS CAUSE CATASTROPHIC FIRES …
    Burning Up the West: Feds, Greens Cause Catastrophic Fires
    www.thenewamerican.com/…/environment/…/16396-burning-up-the-we…
    AUG 24, 2013 – Burning Up the West: Feds, Greens Cause Catastrophic Fires … radical environmentalists that have thwarted all reasonable attempts at proper forest …. HASTINGS pointed out that the federal Northwest Forest Plan for California, …
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    Sept. 8, 2014 HISTORY TRUTH AND POLITICS ON CATASTROPHIC WILDFIRES FIRES
    NORTHWEST WILDFIRES AND THE ‘GREEN’ ENVIRONMENTALIST
    NORTHWEST WILDFIRES AND THE ‘GREEN …
    www.survivalbased.com › Blog › Homesteading
    Sep 8, 2014 – The EPA, BLM, U.S. Forestry and their environmentalist (‘Green’) support base claim that they want to preserve habitat and save endangered .
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    TRUTH AND POLITICS SEPT 29, 2015
    DEADLY CATASTROPHIC WILDFIRES FIRES HAVE KILLED 9 PEOPLE
    UPDATED: MONDAY, 28, SEPTEMBER 2015 WASHINGTON – OREGON – CALIFORNIA
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    Northwest Large Fire Information Summary – NWCC :: Home
    gacc.nifc.gov/nwcc/…/fire_info.aspx
    National Interagency Fire Center
    (102 KB); 2014 MEDIA WILDFIRE COVERAGE GUIDELINES FOR OREGON AND WASHINGTON • Adobe Acrobat … UPDATED: MONDAY, 28TH SEPTEMBER 2015 at 07:19:57 AM …
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    TRUTH AND POLITICS CATASTROPHIC WILDFIRES FIRES
    California wildfires burn hundreds of homes – CNN.com
    www.cnn.com/2015/09/14/us/california-wildfires/
    Sep 14, 2015 – Northern California’s Valley Fire — one of several in the state — has killed 1 and … California wildfires rage, threatening lives and homes. By Greg Botelho and Dan Simon, CNN. Updated 1:51 AM ET, Tue September 15, 2015 ….. Already, hundreds of homes have been destroyed, and some 9,000 more are …
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    2015 TRUTH AND POLITICS – CATASTROPHIC WILDFIRES FIRES
    Northwest wildfires break records for cost, size this summer
    www.kgw.com/story/news/local/2015/06/…wildfire…/71264920/
    Sep 21, 2015 – Here’s a look at the latest Pacific Northwest wildfire information, updated daily. … Chelan Fires; First Creek Fire, Okanogan-Wenatchee NF, WA, 2015 Kari Greer/USFS …. wildfires. It started in mid-August and had burned 110,422 acres by … This wildfire destroyed at least 26 homes and prompted extended …
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    The comment below on catastrophic wildfires fires was posted on September 8, 2014
    I AM POSTING THIS DEADLY CATASTROPHIC WILDFIRES FIRES – TRUTH AND POLITICS COMMENT , AGAIN ON SEPT 29, 2015,
    IN PART, BECAUSE…. NINE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED IN OUT OF CONTROL WILDFIRES IN 2015
    Three firefighters killed in Washington’s Twisp Fire – CNN.com
    www.cnn.com/2015/08/20/us/wildfires-western-states/
    Aug 20, 2015 – Three firefighters have died in a wildfire in north-central Washington, the state’s governor said on his website. Four firefighters were injured, …
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    Wildfires In Northern California Kill 6 People, Destroy Nearly …
    www.huffingtonpost.com/…/california-wildfire_55ff…
    Ten active wildfires in Northern California continue to threaten a thousand more homes. AP. Posted: 09/21/2015 06:42 AM EDT … Those fires killed five people, and on Sunday authorities announced that a body was found in the ashes of a …
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    Bottom line snippets
    NORTHWEST WILDFIRES AND THE ‘GREEN’ ENVIRONMENTALIST
    Posted on September 8, 2014
    THINKING AMERICANS NEED TO STAND-UP TO THE CURRENT STUPIDITY AND FORM A UNITED FRONT AGAINST THE IDIOTS WHO THINK THEY KNOW WHAT’S BEST FOR EVERYONE ELSE, OUR NATURAL RESOURCES, OUR SCHOOLS AND OUR LOCAL COUNTIES.
    WHILE THE GOOD PEOPLE OF SISKIYOU, JACKSON, JOSEPHINE AND KLAMATH COUNTIES ARE SUFFERING FROM RECORD HIGH UN-EMPLOYMENT AS THEY WATCH HELPLESSLY AS BILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF TIMBER IS TURNED TO ASH EACH YEAR.
    September 8, 2014
    AS I WRITE THIS, AND AS A RESULT OF YET ANOTHER ENVIRONMENTALIST INTERVENTION,
    NUMEROUS PERFECTLY GOOD WEST COAST DAMS ARE BEING EYED FOR REMOVAL!
    OF COURSE THIS MAKES PERFECT SENSE TO THESE UPSIDE-DOWN THINKING PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY GIVEN THAT THE WEST COAST IS SERIOUSLY SHORT ON WATER AS IT IS, AND NEEDS MORE DAMS, NOT LESS!
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    An unedited comment
    NORTHWEST WILDFIRES AND THE ‘GREEN’ ENVIRONMENTALIST
    Posted on September 8, 2014 by Capt. William E. Simpson

    As I write this I am vexed by the fact that nearly 100,000 thousand acres of pristine forests are burning and nearly one-million acres of forest (public forests) have burned to the ground in and around the Pacific Northwest so far this year alone. The vast majority of these forests are publically owned and managed by Federal agencies under the overview of the EPA (http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2014/07/northwest_wildfires_more_than.html).
    As a result of the flames, heat and smoke, thousands of forest animals have died and many others are suffering with severe injuries and their habitat is now long-gone. Wildfires are indiscriminate killers of endangered species, as well as numerous other species of birds and many other forest animals. It’s impossible to put an economic value on a forest full of life; but having said that; and simply from a renewable resource point of view, just the trees that have been lost had an economic (timber) value in excess of a billion dollars!
    The EPA, BLM, U.S. Forestry and their environmentalist (‘Green’) support base claim that they want to preserve habitat and save endangered species, but by way of their own actions, policies and regulations, more habitat and species have been lost over the past decades under their management policies than were lost ever before, and are being lost, every year, year after year at an alarming rate!
    Albert Einstein once said that the definition of insanity is; doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results…
    So the question is why are we losing so much forest? And the answer is very simple… the forests are being mismanaged through the continued bungling-intervention of the EPA, the ‘environmentalists’ and the ‘green’ movement into the arena of forestry.
    I know something about the subject of forests and forest management since I grew-up living, working, hunting and fishing in the area of the forests that are being consumed by these incredibly massive fires, which have become a recurring annual theme over the past two and a half decades since the intervention of the ‘environmentalist’ into the area for forest management practices. But who are these ‘environmentalists’ anyway.
    Generally speaking (and there are exceptions), the ‘environmentalists’ who have taken an interest in controlling how our public forests are used don’t live in the forests, and they view the human race (you, me our families and friends) as less valuable and relevant than a frog, fish, or a tree. They are people who seem to lack an understanding of the principals of renewable manageable resources, and who have become activists against those who would use the public forests responsibly, having had relatively little (if any) time and relevant experience living in or working in our forests themselves. Many of them are aligned with the concepts and principals of the ‘progressive’ socialist movement. If you debate them, many of these same people will quickly remind you of their ‘degrees’, etc… In other words, they are telling you that they ‘know it all’, and certainly more than you. However, anyone who has successfully managed a forest knows (as is seen in privately owned and managed forests) that reading some books in college and going on a few field trips just doesn’t cut it; a piece of paper hanging on the wall is no substitute for actual experience that is gained over many generations of successful forest management. No more so than someone trying to be a farmer with the same token experience… it just doesn’t work.
    And coincidentally, many of the books that some universities are using in their forestry programs are authored by some of the same ‘green’ environmentalist forest managers who have had a hand in developing the current failed forest management polices as applied over the past two decades; just look what’s happening! Books and lectures simply cannot teach common sense or instill the on-the-ground experience that loggers and foresters develop over the span of their lives, and through generation after generation of families working in the woods. There’s just no debating when it comes to the contrast between the current recurring disaster management model, and the past successes in forest management with sustainable and renewable timber harvests, combined with abundant wildlife habitat; without the mammoth annual fires we are experiencing today.
    Here (the link just below) is an important (precedent example) of how proper forest management, which includes selective logging and other proper management practices, saved a forest and stopped a major wildfire: http://cronkitenewsonline.com/2011/12/experts-decades-of-logging-treatments-helped-stop-wallow-fire-at-reservation/
    In the early 1970’s I worked in the woods logging and then later worked as a millwright for Southern Oregon Plywood. My brothers were also loggers as were many of my friends and countless others who lived in Southern Oregon. Like farmers who tended to their fields and cared for them year after year, and who depended upon those fields and the resulting crop production, loggers cared for the forests; they had to; forests were the lifeline for their family’s financial security.
    Loggers and their families also spent a lot of time in the woods even when they weren’t working; they hunted and fished in the forests for generations. And through that continual close contact with the forest and the wildlife, loggers gained more knowledge about the forests and the animals that lived there than many of the scientists, giving them a unique understanding of the intricate and complex interactions of the biodiversity that exists in the forests.
    As just one example of the many successful practices of loggers; dead and dying trees and underbrush (fuel for fires) were removed and eliminated during selective harvesting of the forests, and in the process of harvests, small access roads were made, which served as fire breaks and access for firefighters in the event of a fire. During that time and preceding decades, back when loggers were allowed to log public forests, fires that burned hundreds of thousands and millions of acres of timber were very rare, almost non-existent. And that was because the forests were healthy and the density of the forest and the underbrush were kept to a minimum as a result of proper management and continued annual harvests. Forests were managed as a sustainable and renewable resource, which in turn benefited the wildlife with sustainable reliable habitat and in the process, also provided recreational opportunities for the people. That former relationship between loggers and the forest was truly symbiotic.
    I can still recall the spotted owl debacle, where loggers, who for all intents and purposes were the caretakers of the forests were completely closed-out of the public forests in wholesale fashion as a result of the ‘green’ movement and environmentalists! All logging came to a complete halt as well as the associated management practices. This resulted in the shutdown of numerous West Coast lumber mills and the loss of tens of thousands of jobs in and related to the timber industry which was thereafter decimated.
    During the lobby by the ‘green movement’ and environmentalists, they argued that the rate of logging prior to the 1990’s would eliminate the old growth forests… here is a quote:
    “Environmentalists admit that saving the owls’ habitat could cost jobs. But, they argue, these jobs will vanish no matter what. For if cutting continues at its current rate of 125,000 acres a year, the old-growth forests will be gone within thirty years and the mills forced to close anyhow.” (taken from this article: http://www.scu.edu/ethics/publications/iie/v4n1/ ).
    However, as we have all witnessed, since the transition to the ‘green movement’s’ ban on logging in public forests, we are in fact actually losing many hundreds of thousands of acres of forest annually! It’s a travesty of monumental proportions… when people like these try to play God, the results are usually tragic and harm both humanity and the wildlife.
    Through the use of politics combined with bad science the ‘green movement’ and environmentalists led the way to the implementation of seriously flawed policies (regulations) and practices. The EPA and the BLM along with Federal forestry agencies and their environmentalist support base had in the early 1990’s effected a major management policy change in order to supposedly save forest habitat for a species of owl (spotted owl) that was ‘allegedly’ endangered (http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=19930114&slug=1679945)
    Result: In the early 1990’s Federal forests became off-limits to loggers.
    Of course under the ‘new management’ practices of the environmentalist-led EPA, BLM and Federal Forestry Departments, the forests became (and are) very seriously overgrown leading to unhealthy stands of trees (with dead and dying trees) that were vulnerable to disease, insects and of course fire, as did the underbrush.
    Forests became so dense that if a fire started (regardless of reason)… the fire would burn extremely hot and spread very fast; it’s so simple a child can understand the concept… more fuel, more forest fire.
    And at the end of the day, many years later after Feds and the ‘green’ environmentalists kicked the loggers out of the forests and took-over, placing ‘their’ policies, regulations and management practices into place, the spotted owl population has continued to drop! This is irrefutable evidence that their interventions, policies and regulations have utterly failed to affect the owls, and in that failure, the public interest has lost even more animals and habitat to fire! Through their own actions, we now have even more animals heading towards potential extinction! What a contradiction to the claims of these people!
    Under the ‘green environmental’ forest management polices/practices (‘hands off, no logging’), forests have become so dense that when lightning starts a fire, instead of just burning-off a relatively small area before the fire is brought under control, as it was in the days of managed logging, fires today now burn entire tracks of forests amounting to hundreds of thousands of acres annually, all of which is burned to the bare ground!
    LET’S KEEP IN THE MIND THAT THIS IS NOW THE NEW ‘NORM’, and since it takes many decades for the trees to be re-established, the net result is that we are losing more and more forest annually, instead of gaining more forest area and wildlife habitat; just the opposite of what the environmentalists and the EPA preach to the public. So what’s the point?
    You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to figure this one out…. Just look at the annual total acres that are burned to the ground… It’s truly shocking that this is even allowed to continue as it has, year after year.
    So much for the ‘habitat’ of the spotted owl! And of course the habitats for dozens of other species were (are) lost as well. As of this writing, I am down in the area of the fires interviewing local people, and hundreds of thousands of acres of ‘critical habitat’ (old growth and other trees) has been converted to the ash that is falling from the sky; it’s like a nuclear winter without the radiation. Ash from the burned forests is covering entire cities!
    It’s a fact that under the continued management of the public’s forest lands by the same idiotic policies, we now have annual forest fires that devastate huge areas of forest, and in the process destroy all of the trees, as opposed to having some of the trees harvested resulting in a healthy forest as had existed in the past; forests which then were also more fire-resistant. Some may try to argue that the fires are a result of the drought. Of course that’s a ruse to deflect blame from the implementation of a seriously flawed management policy. In the prior era of managed forest harvests, we also had periods of severe drought, without the results we are seeing today. Added to which, forests which are selectively logged and managed are far more fire resistant, drought or not, and that fact is undeniable.
    So which method makes more sense? Sustainable logging as it was successfully practiced for nearly a century; or…. The current ‘green environmentalist’ methods where no logging is allowed in public forests resulting in hundreds of thousands of acres of forests regularly burning to the ground leaving nothing but ash and bare ground that is devoid of plant life and subject to severe erosion?
    The erosion of the scorched earth in-turn leads to excessive silt run-off into the streams and rivers, which covers the critical gravel beds in the streams and rivers that are required for the fish eggs of spawning fish such as Salmon. Of course the recent decline in Salmon and Steelhead runs are certainly associated to this situation. Additionally, the loss of forests results in the loss of critical shade trees in and around watersheds, which results in the warming of stream and river water temperatures; this also adversely affects the fish populations.
    The late Summer and Fall storms of the Pacific Northwest which spawn the lightning that ignite the forests also provide the downpours that wash the silt into the streams and rivers that resulted from the aftermath of the massive forest fires. And this silting of the waterways comes at the worst possible time… just as the Salmon are moving upriver to spawn in the gravel beds of the rivers and streams. However, with the overburden of silt that has washed-down off the now barren mountain sides, the gravel beds are covered in silt and are no longer viable for the spawning Salmon. This is not an optimal situation for the spawning Salmon; in fact, it can cause entire runs of Salmon to fail in their efforts to reproduce! As a fisherman myself, this situation is beyond frustrating.
    As anyone can easily see, the relative newcomer green environmentalist-scientists have it all wrong, and every year since the implementation of their fatally flawed concepts and polices we watch as more and more forests are consumed by massive fires such as those that are burning as I write this.
    If these forests were properly managed and logged as they were just 30 years ago in the Pacific Northwest, we would have trees still standing and abundant animal habitat in areas that are now burned to the dirt, and we would have renewable forest harvests as in the past providing full-time jobs for thousands of people. And as it was in the past, healthy standing forests shading the watersheds and minimized erosion, providing optimal water temperatures and low water turbidity in the streams and rivers resulting in abundant runs of fish, something that local Indian tribes greatly desire.
    Instead, thanks to the intervention of the EPA, the ‘green movement’ and environmentalists, we have less and less forest, which leads to less and less water, and less fish,
    WHILE THE GOOD PEOPLE OF SISKIYOU, JACKSON, JOSEPHINE AND KLAMATH COUNTIES ARE SUFFERING FROM RECORD HIGH UN-EMPLOYMENT AS THEY WATCH HELPLESSLY AS BILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF TIMBER IS TURNED TO ASH EACH YEAR.
    And in the end, with the forests burned to the ground, if a few spotted owls survive the blaze, the spotted owl has no trees and no habitat. So what was the point?
    It just doesn’t get any dumber than this. We have the blind leading the blind.
    THINKING AMERICANS NEED TO STAND-UP TO THE CURRENT STUPIDITY AND FORM A UNITED FRONT AGAINST THE IDIOTS WHO THINK THEY KNOW WHAT’S BEST FOR EVERYONE ELSE, OUR NATURAL RESOURCES, OUR SCHOOLS AND OUR LOCAL COUNTIES.
    Some readers might be thinking; why should I care? Or, how does this affect me since I live across the U.S. from these wildfires. We all need to care and take action because this kind of mismanagement can happen anywhere environmentalists stick their noses into areas where they have less than adequate experience.
    AS I WRITE THIS, AND AS A RESULT OF YET ANOTHER ENVIRONMENTALIST INTERVENTION, NUMEROUS PERFECTLY GOOD WEST COAST DAMS ARE BEING EYED FOR REMOVAL! OF COURSE THIS MAKES PERFECT SENSE TO THESE UPSIDE-DOWN THINKING PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY GIVEN THAT THE WEST COAST IS SERIOUSLY SHORT ON WATER AS IT IS, AND NEEDS MORE DAMS, NOT LESS!
    Are we going to wait until these clowns let it all burn?
    Cheers! Bill
    Capt. William E. Simpson – USMM
    http://www.WilliameSimpson.com
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/NauticalPrepper
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    CATASTROPHIC WILDFIRES FIRES – TRUTH AND POLITICS
    American Citizens need to stand-up to the current stupidity and form a united front against the idiots who think they know what’s best for everyone else, our natural resources, our schools and our local counties.
    Albert Einstein once said that the definition of insanity is; doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results…
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    HISTORY TRUTH AND POLITICS
    FEBRUARY 26, 2013, THE HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE ON PUBLIC LANDS AND ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION HELD A HEARING PRESIDED OVER BY NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN DOC HASTINGS (R-WASH.) that turns out to have been very relevant to the current burning issue of our national forest management. The subcommittee heard from a number of witnesses who testified concerning the superiority of state-managed forest lands versus the federally managed forests.
    TRUTH ON FEBRUARY 26, 2013 REP. HASTINGS noted that the much smaller forests managed by Washington State “generate an average of $168 million annually, support construction of public elementary, middle school and high schools statewide, facilities at the state’s universities, and other state facilities and institutions.
    TRUTH ON FEBRUARY 26, 2013 In comparison, THE U.S. FOREST SERVICE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR MANAGING OVER 9 MILLION ACRES OF FOREST LAND contained within seven different national forests in the State of Washington, yet harvests just 2 percent of the new growth, yielding a four-year average of only $589,000 in revenue.”
    TRUTH ON FEBRUARY 26, 2013 CHAIRMAN HASTINGS noted further:
    Rather than offering all-too-familiar rhetoric of how complying with one federal law or another “costs too much,” IT’S TIME FOR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO ADJUST HOW IT DOES BUSINESS, and honor its own STATUTORY RESPONSIBILITIES TO MANAGE THE FORESTS, INCLUDING ALLOWING SUFFICIENT TIMBER HARVESTS, THAT BENEFIT FORESTED COUNTIES AND THEIR SCHOOLS, AS WELL AS IMPROVE DECLINING FOREST HEALTH
    AND, REDUCE THE THREAT AND SOARING COSTS OF CATASTROPHIC WILDFIRE.
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    AUG 24, 2013 HISTORY TRUTH AND POLITICS- CATASTROPHIC WILDFIRES FIRES
    BURNING UP THE WEST: FEDS, GREENS CAUSE CATASTROPHIC FIRES …
    Burning Up the West: Feds, Greens Cause Catastrophic Fires
    www.thenewamerican.com/…/environment/…/16396-burning-up-the-we…
    AUG 24, 2013 – Burning Up the West: Feds, Greens Cause Catastrophic Fires … radical environmentalists that have thwarted all reasonable attempts at proper forest …. HASTINGS pointed out that the federal Northwest Forest Plan for California, …
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    Sep 8, 2014 HISTORY TRUTH AND POLITICS CATASTROPHIC WILDFIRES FIRES
    NORTHWEST WILDFIRES AND THE ‘GREEN’ ENVIRONMENTALIST
    NORTHWEST WILDFIRES AND THE ‘GREEN …
    www.survivalbased.com › Blog › Homesteading
    Sep 8, 2014 – The EPA, BLM, U.S. Forestry and their environmentalist (‘Green’) support base claim that they want to preserve habitat and save endangered .
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    DEADLY CATASTROPHIC WILDFIRES FIRES HAVE KILLED 9 PEOPLE
    TRUTH AND POLITICS SEPT 28 2015
    UPDATED: MONDAY, 28,SEPTEMBER 2015 WASHINGTON – OREGON – CALIFORNIA
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    Northwest Large Fire Information Summary – NWCC :: Home
    gacc.nifc.gov/nwcc/…/fire_info.aspx
    National Interagency Fire Center
    (102 KB); 2014 MEDIA WILDFIRE COVERAGE GUIDELINES FOR OREGON AND WASHINGTON • Adobe Acrobat … UPDATED: MONDAY, 28TH SEPTEMBER 2015 at 07:19:57 AM …
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    TRUTH AND POLITICS CATASTROPHIC WILDFIRES FIRES
    California wildfires burn hundreds of homes – CNN.com
    www.cnn.com/2015/09/14/us/california-wildfires/
    Sep 14, 2015 – Northern California’s Valley Fire — one of several in the state — has killed 1 and … California wildfires rage, threatening lives and homes. By Greg Botelho and Dan Simon, CNN. Updated 1:51 AM ET, Tue September 15, 2015 ….. Already, hundreds of homes have been destroyed, and some 9,000 more are …
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    2015 TRUTH AND POLITICS – CATASTROPHIC WILDFIRES FIRES
    Northwest wildfires break records for cost, size this summer
    www.kgw.com/story/news/local/2015/06/…wildfire…/71264920/
    Sep 21, 2015 – Here’s a look at the latest Pacific Northwest wildfire information, updated daily. … Chelan Fires; First Creek Fire, Okanogan-Wenatchee NF, WA, 2015 Kari Greer/USFS …. wildfires. It started in mid-August and had burned 110,422 acres by … This wildfire destroyed at least 26 homes and prompted extended …
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    The comment below on catastrophic wildfires fires was posted on September 8, 2014
    I AM POSTING THIS DEADLY CATASTROPHIC WILDFIRES FIRES – TRUTH AND POLITICS COMMENT , AGAIN ON SEPT 28, 2015,
    BECAUSE…. NINE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED IN OUT OF CONTROL WILDFIRES IN 2015
    Three firefighters killed in Washington’s Twisp Fire – CNN.com
    www.cnn.com/2015/08/20/us/wildfires-western-states/
    Aug 20, 2015 – Three firefighters have died in a wildfire in north-central Washington, the state’s governor said on his website. Four firefighters were injured, …
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    Wildfires In Northern California Kill 6 People, Destroy Nearly …
    www.huffingtonpost.com/…/california-wildfire_55ff…
    Ten active wildfires in Northern California continue to threaten a thousand more homes. AP. Posted: 09/21/2015 06:42 AM EDT … Those fires killed five people, and on Sunday authorities announced that a body was found in the ashes of a …
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    Bottom line snippets
    NORTHWEST WILDFIRES AND THE ‘GREEN’ ENVIRONMENTALIST
    THINKING AMERICANS NEED TO STAND-UP TO THE CURRENT STUPIDITY AND FORM A UNITED FRONT AGAINST THE IDIOTS WHO THINK THEY KNOW WHAT’S BEST FOR EVERYONE ELSE, OUR NATURAL RESOURCES, OUR SCHOOLS AND OUR LOCAL COUNTIES.
    WHILE THE GOOD PEOPLE OF SISKIYOU, JACKSON, JOSEPHINE AND KLAMATH COUNTIES ARE SUFFERING FROM RECORD HIGH UN-EMPLOYMENT AS THEY WATCH HELPLESSLY AS BILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF TIMBER IS TURNED TO ASH EACH YEAR.
    AS I WRITE THIS, AND AS A RESULT OF YET ANOTHER ENVIRONMENTALIST INTERVENTION, NUMEROUS PERFECTLY GOOD WEST COAST DAMS ARE BEING EYED FOR REMOVAL! OF COURSE THIS MAKES PERFECT SENSE TO THESE UPSIDE-DOWN THINKING PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY GIVEN THAT THE WEST COAST IS SERIOUSLY SHORT ON WATER AS IT IS, AND NEEDS MORE DAMS, NOT LESS!
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    NORTHWEST WILDFIRES AND THE ‘GREEN’ ENVIRONMENTALIST (full text)
    Posted on September 8, 2014 by Capt. William E. Simpson
    As I write this I am vexed by the fact that nearly 100,000 thousand acres of pristine forests are burning and nearly one-million acres of forest (public forests) have burned to the ground in and around the Pacific Northwest so far this year alone. The vast majority of these forests are publically owned and managed by Federal agencies under the overview of the EPA (http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2014/07/northwest_wildfires_more_than.html).
    As a result of the flames, heat and smoke, thousands of forest animals have died and many others are suffering with severe injuries and their habitat is now long-gone. Wildfires are indiscriminate killers of endangered species, as well as numerous other species of birds and many other forest animals. It’s impossible to put an economic value on a forest full of life; but having said that; and simply from a renewable resource point of view, just the trees that have been lost had an economic (timber) value in excess of a billion dollars!
    The EPA, BLM, U.S. Forestry and their environmentalist (‘Green’) support base claim that they want to preserve habitat and save endangered species, but by way of their own actions, policies and regulations, more habitat and species have been lost over the past decades under their management policies than were lost ever before, and are being lost, every year, year after year at an alarming rate!
    Albert Einstein once said that the definition of insanity is; doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results…
    So the question is why are we losing so much forest? And the answer is very simple… the forests are being mismanaged through the continued bungling-intervention of the EPA, the ‘environmentalists’ and the ‘green’ movement into the arena of forestry.
    I know something about the subject of forests and forest management since I grew-up living, working, hunting and fishing in the area of the forests that are being consumed by these incredibly massive fires, which have become a recurring annual theme over the past two and a half decades since the intervention of the ‘environmentalist’ into the area for forest management practices. But who are these ‘environmentalists’ anyway.
    Generally speaking (and there are exceptions), the ‘environmentalists’ who have taken an interest in controlling how our public forests are used don’t live in the forests, and they view the human race (you, me our families and friends) as less valuable and relevant than a frog, fish, or a tree. They are people who seem to lack an understanding of the principals of renewable manageable resources, and who have become activists against those who would use the public forests responsibly, having had relatively little (if any) time and relevant experience living in or working in our forests themselves. Many of them are aligned with the concepts and principals of the ‘progressive’ socialist movement. If you debate them, many of these same people will quickly remind you of their ‘degrees’, etc… In other words, they are telling you that they ‘know it all’, and certainly more than you. However, anyone who has successfully managed a forest knows (as is seen in privately owned and managed forests) that reading some books in college and going on a few field trips just doesn’t cut it; a piece of paper hanging on the wall is no substitute for actual experience that is gained over many generations of successful forest management. No more so than someone trying to be a farmer with the same token experience… it just doesn’t work.
    And coincidentally, many of the books that some universities are using in their forestry programs are authored by some of the same ‘green’ environmentalist forest managers who have had a hand in developing the current failed forest management polices as applied over the past two decades; just look what’s happening! Books and lectures simply cannot teach common sense or instill the on-the-ground experience that loggers and foresters develop over the span of their lives, and through generation after generation of families working in the woods. There’s just no debating when it comes to the contrast between the current recurring disaster management model, and the past successes in forest management with sustainable and renewable timber harvests, combined with abundant wildlife habitat; without the mammoth annual fires we are experiencing today.
    Here (the link just below) is an important (precedent example) of how proper forest management, which includes selective logging and other proper management practices, saved a forest and stopped a major wildfire: http://cronkitenewsonline.com/2011/12/experts-decades-of-logging-treatments-helped-stop-wallow-fire-at-reservation/
    In the early 1970’s I worked in the woods logging and then later worked as a millwright for Southern Oregon Plywood. My brothers were also loggers as were many of my friends and countless others who lived in Southern Oregon. Like farmers who tended to their fields and cared for them year after year, and who depended upon those fields and the resulting crop production, loggers cared for the forests; they had to; forests were the lifeline for their family’s financial security.
    Loggers and their families also spent a lot of time in the woods even when they weren’t working; they hunted and fished in the forests for generations. And through that continual close contact with the forest and the wildlife, loggers gained more knowledge about the forests and the animals that lived there than many of the scientists, giving them a unique understanding of the intricate and complex interactions of the biodiversity that exists in the forests.
    As just one example of the many successful practices of loggers; dead and dying trees and underbrush (fuel for fires) were removed and eliminated during selective harvesting of the forests, and in the process of harvests, small access roads were made, which served as fire breaks and access for firefighters in the event of a fire. During that time and preceding decades, back when loggers were allowed to log public forests, fires that burned hundreds of thousands and millions of acres of timber were very rare, almost non-existent. And that was because the forests were healthy and the density of the forest and the underbrush were kept to a minimum as a result of proper management and continued annual harvests. Forests were managed as a sustainable and renewable resource, which in turn benefited the wildlife with sustainable reliable habitat and in the process, also provided recreational opportunities for the people. That former relationship between loggers and the forest was truly symbiotic.
    I can still recall the spotted owl debacle, where loggers, who for all intents and purposes were the caretakers of the forests were completely closed-out of the public forests in wholesale fashion as a result of the ‘green’ movement and environmentalists! All logging came to a complete halt as well as the associated management practices. This resulted in the shutdown of numerous West Coast lumber mills and the loss of tens of thousands of jobs in and related to the timber industry which was thereafter decimated.
    During the lobby by the ‘green movement’ and environmentalists, they argued that the rate of logging prior to the 1990’s would eliminate the old growth forests… here is a quote:
    “Environmentalists admit that saving the owls’ habitat could cost jobs. But, they argue, these jobs will vanish no matter what. For if cutting continues at its current rate of 125,000 acres a year, the old-growth forests will be gone within thirty years and the mills forced to close anyhow.” (taken from this article: http://www.scu.edu/ethics/publications/iie/v4n1/ ).
    However, as we have all witnessed, since the transition to the ‘green movement’s’ ban on logging in public forests, we are in fact actually losing many hundreds of thousands of acres of forest annually! It’s a travesty of monumental proportions… when people like these try to play God, the results are usually tragic and harm both humanity and the wildlife.
    Through the use of politics combined with bad science the ‘green movement’ and environmentalists led the way to the implementation of seriously flawed policies (regulations) and practices. The EPA and the BLM along with Federal forestry agencies and their environmentalist support base had in the early 1990’s effected a major management policy change in order to supposedly save forest habitat for a species of owl (spotted owl) that was ‘allegedly’ endangered (http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=19930114&slug=1679945)
    Result: In the early 1990’s Federal forests became off-limits to loggers.
    Of course under the ‘new management’ practices of the environmentalist-led EPA, BLM and Federal Forestry Departments, the forests became (and are) very seriously overgrown leading to unhealthy stands of trees (with dead and dying trees) that were vulnerable to disease, insects and of course fire, as did the underbrush.
    Forests became so dense that if a fire started (regardless of reason)… the fire would burn extremely hot and spread very fast; it’s so simple a child can understand the concept… more fuel, more forest fire.
    And at the end of the day, many years later after Feds and the ‘green’ environmentalists kicked the loggers out of the forests and took-over, placing ‘their’ policies, regulations and management practices into place, the spotted owl population has continued to drop! This is irrefutable evidence that their interventions, policies and regulations have utterly failed to affect the owls, and in that failure, the public interest has lost even more animals and habitat to fire! Through their own actions, we now have even more animals heading towards potential extinction! What a contradiction to the claims of these people!
    Under the ‘green environmental’ forest management polices/practices (‘hands off, no logging’), forests have become so dense that when lightning starts a fire, instead of just burning-off a relatively small area before the fire is brought under control, as it was in the days of managed logging, fires today now burn entire tracks of forests amounting to hundreds of thousands of acres annually, all of which is burned to the bare ground!
    LET’S KEEP IN THE MIND THAT THIS IS NOW THE NEW ‘NORM’, and since it takes many decades for the trees to be re-established, the net result is that we are losing more and more forest annually, instead of gaining more forest area and wildlife habitat; just the opposite of what the environmentalists and the EPA preach to the public. So what’s the point?
    You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to figure this one out…. Just look at the annual total acres that are burned to the ground… It’s truly shocking that this is even allowed to continue as it has, year after year.
    So much for the ‘habitat’ of the spotted owl! And of course the habitats for dozens of other species were (are) lost as well. As of this writing, I am down in the area of the fires interviewing local people, and hundreds of thousands of acres of ‘critical habitat’ (old growth and other trees) has been converted to the ash that is falling from the sky; it’s like a nuclear winter without the radiation. Ash from the burned forests is covering entire cities!
    It’s a fact that under the continued management of the public’s forest lands by the same idiotic policies, we now have annual forest fires that devastate huge areas of forest, and in the process destroy all of the trees, as opposed to having some of the trees harvested resulting in a healthy forest as had existed in the past; forests which then were also more fire-resistant. Some may try to argue that the fires are a result of the drought. Of course that’s a ruse to deflect blame from the implementation of a seriously flawed management policy. In the prior era of managed forest harvests, we also had periods of severe drought, without the results we are seeing today. Added to which, forests which are selectively logged and managed are far more fire resistant, drought or not, and that fact is undeniable.
    So which method makes more sense? Sustainable logging as it was successfully practiced for nearly a century; or…. The current ‘green environmentalist’ methods where no logging is allowed in public forests resulting in hundreds of thousands of acres of forests regularly burning to the ground leaving nothing but ash and bare ground that is devoid of plant life and subject to severe erosion?
    The erosion of the scorched earth in-turn leads to excessive silt run-off into the streams and rivers, which covers the critical gravel beds in the streams and rivers that are required for the fish eggs of spawning fish such as Salmon. Of course the recent decline in Salmon and Steelhead runs are certainly associated to this situation. Additionally, the loss of forests results in the loss of critical shade trees in and around watersheds, which results in the warming of stream and river water temperatures; this also adversely affects the fish populations.
    The late Summer and Fall storms of the Pacific Northwest which spawn the lightning that ignite the forests also provide the downpours that wash the silt into the streams and rivers that resulted from the aftermath of the massive forest fires. And this silting of the waterways comes at the worst possible time… just as the Salmon are moving upriver to spawn in the gravel beds of the rivers and streams. However, with the overburden of silt that has washed-down off the now barren mountain sides, the gravel beds are covered in silt and are no longer viable for the spawning Salmon. This is not an optimal situation for the spawning Salmon; in fact, it can cause entire runs of Salmon to fail in their efforts to reproduce! As a fisherman myself, this situation is beyond frustrating.
    As anyone can easily see, the relative newcomer green environmentalist-scientists have it all wrong, and every year since the implementation of their fatally flawed concepts and polices we watch as more and more forests are consumed by massive fires such as those that are burning as I write this.
    If these forests were properly managed and logged as they were just 30 years ago in the Pacific Northwest, we would have trees still standing and abundant animal habitat in areas that are now burned to the dirt, and we would have renewable forest harvests as in the past providing full-time jobs for thousands of people. And as it was in the past, healthy standing forests shading the watersheds and minimized erosion, providing optimal water temperatures and low water turbidity in the streams and rivers resulting in abundant runs of fish, something that local Indian tribes greatly desire.
    Instead, thanks to the intervention of the EPA, the ‘green movement’ and environmentalists, we have less and less forest, which leads to less and less water, and less fish, WHILE THE GOOD PEOPLE OF SISKIYOU, JACKSON, JOSEPHINE AND KLAMATH COUNTIES ARE SUFFERING FROM RECORD HIGH UN-EMPLOYMENT AS THEY WATCH HELPLESSLY AS BILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF TIMBER IS TURNED TO ASH EACH YEAR.
    And in the end, with the forests burned to the ground, if a few spotted owls survive the blaze, the spotted owl has no trees and no habitat. So what was the point?
    It just doesn’t get any dumber than this. We have the blind leading the blind.
    THINKING AMERICANS NEED TO STAND-UP TO THE CURRENT STUPIDITY AND FORM A UNITED FRONT AGAINST THE IDIOTS WHO THINK THEY KNOW WHAT’S BEST FOR EVERYONE ELSE, OUR NATURAL RESOURCES, OUR SCHOOLS AND OUR LOCAL COUNTIES.
    Some readers might be thinking; why should I care? Or, how does this affect me since I live across the U.S. from these wildfires. We all need to care and take action because this kind of mismanagement can happen anywhere environmentalists stick their noses into areas where they have less than adequate experience. AS I WRITE THIS, AND AS A RESULT OF YET ANOTHER ENVIRONMENTALIST INTERVENTION, NUMEROUS PERFECTLY GOOD WEST COAST DAMS ARE BEING EYED FOR REMOVAL! OF COURSE THIS MAKES PERFECT SENSE TO THESE UPSIDE-DOWN THINKING PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY GIVEN THAT THE WEST COAST IS SERIOUSLY SHORT ON WATER AS IT IS, AND NEEDS MORE DAMS, NOT LESS!
    Are we going to wait until these clowns let it all burn?
    Cheers! Bill
    Capt. William E. Simpson – USMM
    http://www.WilliameSimpson.com
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/NauticalPrepper


  • page 4 “Thing That Matter”

    page 4 “Thing That Matter”

    TRUTH, POLITICS AND “AMERICAN LEADERSHIP” FOR THE MOST POWERFUL MILITARY FORCE ON THE PLANET

    IS PRESIDENT OBAMA A WORLD LEADER?

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    IS PRESIDENT OBAMA PROTECTING OUR HOMELAND AND AMERICAN CITIZENS  FROM LONE WOLF ATTACKS?

    WHO’S PROTECTING AMERICAS AUTONOMY? IS OUR FREEDOM FROM EXTERNAL CONTROL OR INFLUENCE SECURE? IS OUR INDEPENDENCE SECURE?.

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    WHAT DID AMERICA’S PRESIDENT OBAMA HOPE TO ACCOMPLISH BY ATTENDING AND SPEAKING AT THE SEPT. 28, 2015 UNITED NATIONS MEETING?
    AFTER OVER 14 YEARS OF UNRESOLVED BLOODY WAR AND CONFLICT IN THE MIDDLE EAST?

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    THE UNITED NATIONS HAS FOUR PURPOSES:
    1. To maintain international peace and security
    2. To develop friendly relations among nations
    3. To cooperate in solving international problems and in promoting respect for human rights
    4. And to be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations
    COOPERATING IN THIS EFFORT ARE MORE THAN 30 AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS, known together as the UN system.

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    WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE UNITED NATIONS SYSTEM AFTER OVER 14 YEARS OF UNRESOLVED BLOODY WAR AND CONFLICT IN THE MIDDLE EAST?

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    A GLOBAL PLATFORM TO CREATE MORE CONFLICT?

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    UNITED NATIONS Sept. 28, 2015 — The “LEADERS” OF THE UNITED STATES AND RUSSIA TRADED BLUNT CRITICISMS ON MONDAY AT THE UNITED NATIONS, ESSENTIALLY BLAMING EACH OTHER FOR THE CATASTROPHIC WAR IN Syria AND THE REFUGEE CRISIS IT HELPED TO SPAWN.

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    Sept. 28, 2015 PRESIDENT OBAMA TOLD THE UN INTERNATIONAL BODY THAT HE COMMANDS THE MOST POWERFUL MILITARY FORCE ON THE PLANET. but no matter how powerful its military or strong its economy, the United States could not solve the world’s problems on its own, he said.

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    PRESIDENT OBAMA MADE A FORCEFUL DEFENSE OF DIPLOMACY BUT ALSO “CASTIGATED RUSSIA” BY NAME MULTIPLE TIMES IN HIS SPEECH FOR ITS DEFENSE OF THE SYRIAN GOVERNMENT, its takeover of Crimea and its actions supporting Ukrainian rebels.

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    WHY DID AMERICA’S PRESIDENT ATTEND AND SPEAK AT THE SEPT. 28, 2015 UNITED NATIONS MEETING?

    TO BE THE WORLD LEADER THAT COMMANDS THE MOST POWERFUL MILITARY FORCE ON THE PLANET?

    1. To maintain international peace and security?
    2. To develop friendly relations among nations?
    3. To cooperate in solving international problems? and in promoting respect for human rights
    4. And to be a WORLD LEADER for harmonizing the actions of 30 nations?

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    NOPE, THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WENT TO THE UNITED NATIONS MEETING TO JAB THE RUSSIAN BEAR WITH A SHARP STICK.
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    Sept. 28, 2015 PRESIDENT OBAMA MADE A FORCEFUL DEFENSE OF DIPLOMACY? BY CASTIGATING RUSSIA?

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    Hmmm… DIPLOMACY (from the Greek δίπλωμα, MEANING MAKING A DEAL WITH OTHER COUNTRIES) IS THE ART AND PRACTICE OF CONDUCTING NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN REPRESENTATIVES

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    Hmmm… CASTIGATING to criticize or punish someone severely. An example of castigate is when a person, PRESIDENT PUTIN, is punished harshly in public, by PRESIDENT OBAMA in front of 30 nations, for his behavior.
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    WHY DID RUSSIAN PRESIDENT PUTIN ATTEND AND SPEAK AT THE SEPT. 28, 2015 UNITED NATIONS MEETING?

    TO BE THE WORLD LEADER BY CREATING A SOLUTION?

    RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN SPOKE TO THE UNITED NATIONS of creating “a genuinely broad international coalition” to fight the Islamic State, including a Security Council resolution to “coordinate” military action.
    Indeed, a plan to help resolve the catastrophic war in Syria and the refugee crisis it helped to spawn.
    USING DIPLOMACY
    3. TO COOPERATE IN SOLVING INTERNATIONAL PROBLEMS
    4. AND TO BE A WORLD LEADER FOR COORDINATING THE MILITARY ACTIONS OF 30 NATIONS, TO FIGHT THE ISLAMIC STATE.
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    LEARNING FROM AMERICAN MILITARY HISTORY
    General George Patton: “We herd sheep, we drive cattle, WE LEAD PEOPLE,
    LEAD ME, follow me, or get out of my way”

    AND, “A good plan violently executed right now is far better than a perfect plan executed next week”.

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    HOW IS PRESIDENT OBAMA LEADERSHIP WORKING OUT FOR AMERICA, AS COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THE MOST POWERFUL MILITARY FORCE ON THE PLANET?

    AFTER OVER 14 YEARS OF UNRESOLVED BLOODY WAR AND CONFLICT IN THE MIDDLE EAST, THIS IS NOT JUST ABOUT SYRIA….

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    Hmmm… Sept. 28, 2015 Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, asserted, TRUST IS FADING, AND IMPATIENCE WITH LEADERSHIP CAN BE SEEN AND FELT FAR AND WIDE.”
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    OBAMA’S FLEXIBLE LEADERSHIP?

    “Mar 26, 2012 – President Barack Obama was caught on microphone telling Dmitry Medvedev, President of Russia, “After my election I have more flexibility.”

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    WHO KNEW THAT BY Sep 30, 2015 OBAMA’S FLEXIBILITY, AS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, THE LEADER OF MOST POWERFUL COUNTY IN THE WORLD, WOULD BE BENDING OVER BACKWARD TO VLADIMIR PUTIN’S MILITARY POWER AND AUTHORITY IN SYRIA?
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    WHAT DID  RUSSIAN PRESIDENT PUTIN DO AFTER BEING CASTIGATED BY PRESIDENT OBAMA Sept. 28, 2015 IN FRONT OF 30 UNITED NATIONS, FOR HIS BEHAVIOR? And after a 95 minutes private meeting between  President Obama?

    The details of their discussions were not immediately disclosed.

    Good discussion? Bad? Ugly? you decide…

    RUSSIAN PRESIDENT PUTIN executed a violent plan
    CNN-Sep 30, 2015
    Russia launches first airstrikes in Syria

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    “A good plan violently executed right now is far better than a perfect plan executed next week”. LEAD ME, follow me, or get out of my way”

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    Putin dares, Obama dithers
    The Economist‎ – 16 hours ago
    Oops…. get out of my way
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    LEADERSHIP? (Good? Bad? Ugly?)
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    Sat, Oct 3, 2015
    ISIS jihadis OBLITERATED: Putin jets blast terrorist HQ in Syria with …
    Express.co.uk-3 hours ago
    RUSSIAN bombers have OBLITERATED nine Islamic State (ISIS) outposts in just 24 hours as Vladimir Putin steps up his huge bombing …

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    Good? Bad? Ugly? you decide…

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    What do I know, As an American citizen I am concerned about the safety and future of my country. I research, read, document, cut, paste, connect the dots and disseminate, in an attempt to inform and educate American Citizens.

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    Behind My Back | Epidemics? Measles and Terrorism

    www.behindmyback.org/2015/02/07/epidemics-measles-and-terrorism/

    Feb 7, 2015 – Measles and Terrorism The Epidemic spread of Terrorism? … http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/the-fight-against-isil-shiite …

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    The Fight Against ISIS: Shiite Militias and the Coalition Effort …

    www.washingtoninstitute.org/…
    Washington Institute for Near East Policy

    Feb 11, 2015 – A longtime expert on military affairs, a researcher on Shiite militias, and a retired U.S. Army colonel discuss optimal partners for defeating ISIS …
    Michael Knights, Phillip Smyth, and P. J. Dermer
    February 6, 2015 C-SPAN
    Download Michael Knight’s Presentation (PDF)
    Download Phillip Smyth’s Presentation (PDF)
    I watched all of it.
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    SEPT 16, 2015 I watched part of this on C-SPAN. It was much more then described.

    Daily Digest – Congressional Record | Congress.gov …

    https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2015/9/15/daily-digest

    Sep 15, 2015 – Committee on Armed Services: September 16, to hold hearings to examine United States military operations to counter the Islamic State in Iraq …

    Witnesses
    The Honorable Christine E. Wormuth
    Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
    Adobe Acrobat DocumentDownload Testimony
    General Lloyd J. Austin III, USA
    Commander, U.S. Central Command
    Adobe Acrobat Document
    Download Testimony
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    Indeed, It was much more then described.

    I forgot to mention, the HOMELAND threat to Americans from LONE WOLF ATTACKS  mentioned by  General Lloyd J. Austin III, USA Commander, U.S. Central Command on September 16, 2015

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    On Sept 17, 2015, I sent an email to some friends….

    The huge policy mess, Kerry’s diplomacy? Who’s who at the middle east WAR ZOO? including who we are or? or who we should be funding, supporting, training, bombing and trying NOT to bomb. how many countries?
    Who we should be ousting out or keeping in?
    How many millions ( 4 to 8 to 12 million) of just Syrian refuges. And only LORD knows how many other refugees from the other WAR TORN countries? after 14 years of Bloody War, All running helter skelter, the cost in human life? The never ever ending cost in money.
    Who’s winning the war on terrorism? How far has it spread? Who’s taken and given up the most area?
    Well, that depends? More or less here and there???
    You, every American one of you, should watch the testimony
    Pearl
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    On Sept. 28, 2015. PRESIDENT OBAMA CASTIGATED Russia’s President PUTIN.

    On Sep 30, 2015 Russia launches first airstrikes in Syria

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    Oct. 3, 2015 HAS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA HAS LOST IT’S SUPREME POWER AND AUTHORITY IN SYRIA? You decide?
    NOW, RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN IS CALLING THE SHOTS IN SYRIA ON THE FIGHT AGAINST ISIS TERRORISM.
    NOW, PUTIN IS  DECIDING WHO’S WHO AT THE MIDDLE EAST WAR ZOO?
    IS DECIDING WHO RUSSIA SHOULD BE FUNDING, SUPPORTING, TRAINING, BOMBING AND TRYING NOT TO BOMB. HOW MANY COUNTRIES?
    NOW,PUTIN IS  DECIDING WHO RUSSIA SHOULD BE OUSTING OUT OR KEEPING IN?

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    AND, ABOUT SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN KERRY’S DIPLOMACY POLICY IN THE MIDDLE EAST?

    Hmmm…. Aug 7, 2015 -And, THE US SECRETARY OF STATE, JOHN KERRY, HAS SAID THE VIETNAM WAR WAS THE RESULT … FROM THE MOST PROFOUND FAILURE OF DIPLOMATIC INSIGHT AND POLITICAL VISION. …
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    Good? Bad? Ugly? you decide…

    full text

    Obama and Putin Play Diplomatic Poker Over Syria – The …
    www.nytimes.com/…/middleeast/un-general-assembly…
    The New York Times
    4 days ago – PRESIDENT OBAMA’S SPEECH TO THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2015 SEPT. 28 2015 … and criticized other western states’ policies in the Middle East. … “Let’s remember how this started,” Mr. Obama said of the Syria conflict.
    UNITED NATIONS — The leaders of the United States and Russia traded blunt criticisms on Monday at the United Nations, essentially blaming each other for the catastrophic war in Syria and the refugee crisis it helped to spawn.
    The speeches of President Obama, followed more than an hour later by President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, dominated the opening of the annual General Assembly of world leaders.
    MR. OBAMA MADE A FORCEFUL DEFENSE OF DIPLOMACY BUT ALSO CASTIGATED RUSSIA BY NAME MULTIPLE TIMES IN HIS SPEECH FOR ITS DEFENSE OF THE SYRIAN GOVERNMENT, its takeover of Crimea and its actions supporting Ukrainian rebels.
    “Dangerous currents risk pulling us back into a darker, more disordered world,” Mr. Obama said.
    Those currents include major powers that want to ignore international rules AND IMPOSE ORDER THROUGH FORCE OF MILITARY POWER, HE SAID.
    “In accordance with this logic, we should support tyrants like Bashar al-Assad who drops barrel bombs to massacre innocent civilians because the alternative is surely worse,” he said in comments that seemed to be aimed directly at Mr. Putin.
    In what amounted to a basic rebuttal of Mr. Obama, the Russian leader extolled the Syrian leader, saying that he represented stability and that his forces needed support to fight the Islamic State extremists now threatening the region — even though Mr. Assad’s forces are for the most part fighting rebel groups dedicated to his ouster, not the Islamic State militants.
    “We think it’s an enormous mistake to refuse to cooperate with the Syrian government and its armed forces who are valiantly fighting terrorism face to face,” Mr. Putin said.
    But Mr. Putin, in what appeared to be a step to outmaneuver Mr. Obama on Syria, also spoke of creating “a genuinely broad international coalition” to fight the Islamic State, including a Security Council resolution to “coordinate” military action.
    How the United States and its allies will respond to such an idea is unclear. But President François Hollande of France, speaking to reporters later, welcomed the idea of a “broad coalition” and even a Security Council resolution as long as two conditions were met: a stop to the bombings and a “political transition with departure of Assad.” Mr. Hollande did not elaborate on exactly when Mr. Assad would have to leave.
    In remarks about foreign Islamic State fighters that seemed clearly aimed at stoking fears in Europe, Mr. Putin said: “We cannot allow these criminals who have already felt the smell of blood to return back home and continue their evil doings. No one wants this to happen, does he?”
    Mr. Putin did not hear Mr. Obama speak — the Russian leader had just arrived in New York from Moscow. But the tensions between the two are well known. In a deft bit of diplomacy, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon sat in between them during a lunch he hosted for a number of top leaders.
    In his toast, Mr. Ban, invoking the saying “There is no such thing as a free lunch,” exhorted his guests to help the United Nations reach the new Sustainable Development Goals for eliminating extreme poverty and hunger by 2030.
    Mr. Obama and Mr. Putin clinked glasses after Mr. Ban’s toast.
    In his own toast, Mr. Obama praised Mr. Ban and said “We are facing extraordinary challenges today, ones that test our capacity to work together.”
    Later in the afternoon Mr. Obama and Mr. Putin posed for photographers before a long-awaited private meeting between the two, which lasted for 95 minutes. They shook hands at the start but made no comments, and the details of their discussions were not immediately disclosed.
    In his earlier speech, Mr. Obama also chided China for its expansions in the South China Sea and Iran for its support of Mr. Assad, as well as the broader anti-American messages that emanate from the Iranians.
    “Chanting ‘Death to America’ does not create jobs, or make Iran more secure,” Mr. Obama said.
    Mr. Obama said that he was realistic, but he said realism had to take into account the brutality of the Assad government in Syria, where war has raged for more than four years.
    “Let’s remember how this started,” Mr. Obama said of the Syria conflict. “Assad reacted to peaceful protest by escalating repression and killing and in turn created the environment for the current strife.”
    Such violence makes it impossible for the vast majority of Syria’s population to accept Mr. Assad as their leader, Mr. Obama said.
    Similarly, Mr. Obama said, a fidelity to international rules required that the United States respond forcefully to Russia’s intervention in Crimea and Ukraine. He said that the United States had few economic interests in the region and understood the long history that Russia had with Crimea and Ukraine.
    “But we cannot stand by when the sovereignty and territorial integrity of a nation is flagrantly violated.” He added: “That’s the basis of the sanctions that the United States and our partners imposed on Russia. It’s not a desire to return to the Cold War.”
    MR. OBAMA TOLD THE INTERNATIONAL BODY THAT HE COMMANDS THE MOST POWERFUL MILITARY FORCE ON THE PLANET. But no matter how powerful its military or strong its economy, the United States could not solve the world’s problems on its own, he said.
    He pointed to the war in Iraq where, despite sending more than 100,000 troops and spending trillions of dollars, the United States was unsuccessful in stabilizing the country.
    MR. OBAMA EXTOLLED THE DIPLOMATIC COURSE IN WHICH THE UNITED STATES AND OTHER WORLD POWERS had successfully negotiated a nuclear agreement with Iran. And, in one of the first lines to yield cheers, he said that the United States had finally acknowledged that its posture toward Cuba had been wrong and that under his watch, diplomatic relations had been restored.
    “As these contacts yield progress, I’m confident that our Congress will inevitably lift an embargo that should not be in place anymore,” he said to cheers. “Change won’t come overnight to Cuba but I’m confident that openness not coercion will support the reforms and better the life that the Cuban people deserve.”
    MR. OBAMA MADE A FORCEFUL CASE FOR DEMOCRACY AND POINTED OUT THAT “DICTATORSHIPS ARE UNSTABLE.”
    “You can jail your opponents but you can’t imprison ideas,” he said.
    President Xi Jinping of China, speaking later in the day, reiterated what he called the Chinese priority of peace and stability for its economic development. He also demonstrated China’s enormous financial influence by announcing a $1 billion fund for the United Nations, and said his country would create a permanent standby peacekeeping contingent of 8,000 police and troops in case it is needed by the world body.
    Despite a swooning Russian economy and Western condemnation of Russia’s takeover of Crimea and intervention in Ukraine, MR. PUTIN SEEMS TO HAVE SURPRISED THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION WITH AN INTELLIGENCE-SHARING ALLIANCE WITH IRAQ, SYRIA AND IRAN ABOUT THE ISLAMIC STATE MILITANT GROUP THAT OCCUPIES PARTS OF SYRIA AND IRAQ.
    The Russians and Americans even squabbled in recent days over who asked whom for the meeting between the two presidents.
    Mr. Putin has said that Mr. Assad is a vital bulwark against the Islamic State; Mr. Obama has said that Mr. Assad must leave before the conflict in Syria can be resolved.
    President Hassan Rouhani of Iran, in his speech, offered to help to “bring about democracy” in the two conflicts where it has influence, in Syria and Iran, even as he signaled his support for the Russian notion of a Security Council resolution.
    “We propose that the fight against terrorism be incorporated into a binding international document and no country be allowed to use terrorism for the purpose of intervention in the affairs of other countries,” Mr. Rouhani said.
    Mr. Obama was the first in a line of speakers from the big powers scheduled to speak at the 70th annual session of the United Nations General Assembly, where the Syria conflict and its consequences — the spread of Islamic State jihadism and the surge of refugees into Europe — were dominant themes.
    In opening the General Assembly, Mr. Ban struck a somber tone, asserting that: “Inequality is growing, TRUST IS FADING, AND IMPATIENCE WITH LEADERSHIP CAN BE SEEN AND FELT FAR AND WIDE.”
    The remarks by Mr. Ban, who is approaching his last year as the secretary general, were unusually pointed.
    He called to leaders to not stay in power beyond their constitutional terms in office, pressed permanent members of the Security Council to put aside their divisions, called explicitly for an “end to bombings” in Yemen, and named the five countries that, as he said, “hold the key” to peace in Syria: Russia, the United States, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Turkey.
    Mr. Ban said 100 million civilians are in need of aid, for which the United Nations has pleaded for $20 billion. He rebuked the rich for not giving more, giving examples: One third of what the organization needs for Syria and Iraq has been received and for Gambia, whose children are among the hungriest in the world, nothing has come in.
    He stepped up his criticism of countries that shut their borders to refugees. “I urge Europe to do more,” reminding the Continent’s leaders that “after the Second World War it was Europeans seeking assistance.”
    He marked two pieces of good news. He praised the nuclear pact that the world powers reached with Iran. And with some relief, he noted that the world had come together to stop the Ebola virus from spreading.
    President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil, who was the first to speak, scolded those countries that have tried to prohibit refugees fleeing conflicts in the Middle East, pointing out that Brazil hosts Syrians and Haitians now as it opened the doors to Europeans and Asians a century ago. “In a world where goods, capital, data and ideas flow freely, it is absurd to impede the free flow of people,” she said.

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    Good? Bad? Ugly? you decide…
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    Russian Airstrikes in Syria Hit Targets in ISIS-Controlled Area
    By NEIL MacFARQUHAR OCT. 2, 2015
    MOSCOW — The Russian Defense Ministry said on Friday that it had bombed seven targets in Syria in overnight air raids, including a command post and a training camp near the northwestern city of Raqqa that would be the first strike in an area widely recognized as being under the control of the Islamic State.
    The United States and other nations that back groups fighting President Bashar al-Assad have accused the Russian forces of targeting almost every opposition group but the Islamic State in the airstrikes that began on Wednesday.
    Turkey issued a joint statement on Friday with Britain, France, Germany, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United States, calling on Russia to stop targeting the opposition groups they have been supporting and warning that such attacks would feed radicalism and extremism.
    Their view was summarily rejected later at the United Nations by the foreign minister of Syria, Walid al-Moallem. Delivering his nation’s speech at the annual General Assembly, Mr. Moallem thanked the Russians for coming to the aid of the Syrian military with airstrikes and asserted they were part of its effort to combat terrorism.
    Mr. Moallem castigated the alliance of Western and Arab states for what he called their failure to stop the flow of foreign jihadists into Syria. He blamed the alliance for creating the crisis now engulfing the country.
    “Our vision proved to be correct,” Mr. Moallem said.
    The Russian foray into Syria also preoccupied a Ukraine summit meeting in Paris on Friday, at least initially. The leaders of Russia and France talked for an hour about Syria, a French official said, before the broader meeting, which included the leaders of Germany and Ukraine, meant to shore up the agreement signed in Minsk, Belarus, this year that was intended to pacify southeast Ukraine.
    In Moscow on Friday, the Defense Ministry said that its warplanes had flown 10 sorties overnight, hitting seven targets including a training camp and a command post run by the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, near Raqqa.
    Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov, a spokesman for the ministry, said that the training camp was near the town of Maaden Jedid and that the command post was near Kasert-Faraj, both southwest of Raqqa.
    Raqqa has emerged as the capital of the patchwork of territory that the Islamic State controls across northern Syria.
    In Raqqa, the authorities announced that they were canceling Friday Prayer in the mosques as a safety measure, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a organization based in Britain that tracks local activity across the country.
    The Russians also reportedly hit Qaratayn, south of Homs, according to Mayadeen TV, a Lebanese channel close to the Damascus government. Islamic State forces captured the town recently, pushing out from the desert city of Palmyra toward Damascus, and they are still holding some Assyrian Christian hostages from there.
    The other four areas that Syrian state television reported had been hit by Russian forces were in different parts of the country known to be controlled by rebel groups other than the Islamic State.
    Russia has rejected accusations that, in trying to shore up Mr. Assad, it has hit all opposition groups indiscriminately rather than concentrating on Islamic State militants. Its military operations have confounded the loose coalition of nations that have been backing the opposition since the civil war erupted in 2011.
    The statement from the seven countries expressed “deep concern” about the Russian military buildup in Syria, and in particular Russian Air Force attacks around Hama, Homs and Idlib. The attacks avoided Islamic State targets and caused civilian casualties, the statement said.
    “These military actions constitute a further escalation and will only fuel more extremism and radicalization,” the statement said. “We call on the Russian federation to immediately cease its attacks on the Syrian opposition and civilians and to focus its efforts on fighting ISIL.”
    Russia, like Syria, which has been deeply involved in picking the Russian Air Force’s targets, does not distinguish among the various opposition groups, labeling them all Islamic State or “terrorists.”
    As part of its campaign in Syria, the Russian Navy has deployed the missile cruiser Moscow to defend Russian Air Force planes stationed near Latakia, the Interfax news agency reported on Friday, quoting an unidentified military source.
    The missile cruiser, part of a fleet that operates permanently in the eastern Mediterranean, has fired a few shots at aerial targets, the agency reported, without providing any additional details.
    Russian support for the Assad government is based at least in part on a desire to maintain access to its longstanding naval station at Tartus, its only overseas military post outside the former Soviet Union.
    Reporting was contributed by Hwaida Saad and Maher Samaan from Beirut, Lebanon; Rick Gladstone from New York; and Aurelien Breeden from Paris.
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    the bottom line….

    IS PRESIDENT OBAMA PROTECTING OUR HOMELAND AND AMERICAN CITIZENS  FROM LONE WOLF ATTACKS?

    IS PRESIDENT OBAMA PROTECTING AMERICAS AUTONOMY? IS OUR FREEDOM FROM EXTERNAL CONTROL OR INFLUENCE SECURE? IS OUR INDEPENDENCE SECURE?


  • California’s Fire Protection Fee Laws?

    California’s Fire Protection Fee Laws?
    Are Cal Fire Protection Fee Laws like WA State Fire Protection Fees Laws?

    This posting and comment from Liz Bowen “Pie N Politics”
    Megafires Don’t Melt Opposition To California Fire Fee
    By Chris Nichols, Capital Public Radio, 9/17/15 prompted me to research, document and post a comment on WA State Fire Fees Protection laws.

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    Behind My Back | What do WA State Fire Fees Pay For?

    www.behindmyback.org/2015/09/22/what-dowastatefirefeespay-for/

    1 day ago – I checked my Clallam County, WA State tax statement. … A LEGISLATED ACT OF FEE FI FOE FUM, AN ACT OF “OR ELSE” AND AN ACT OF PAY THE FEES “OR ELSE” … www.behindmyback.org/2013/10/26/fee-fie-foe–fum/.
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     Californians and Washingtonians have a  lot in common when it comes to THE HORRENDOUS DEADLY, OUT OF CONTROL,  WILDFIRES BURNING IN OUR STATES. WE THE PEOPLE ARE REELING FROM THE LOSS OF AMERICAN LIVES …. THE LOSS OF FAMILY HOMES AND BUSINESS’S …

    AND, AMERICAN FAMILIES BEING FORCED TO EVACUATE AND ENDING UP LIKE DISPLACED FOREIGN REFUGEES.

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    WILDFIRE FIGHTERS LAY THEIR LIVES ON THE LINE TO PROTECT WE THE PEOPLE.

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    AT THE VERY LEAST…

    WE THE PEOPLE MUST DEMAND ANSWERS FROM OUR FEDERAL AND STATE ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES, REGARDING NOT ONLY THE FIRE FEES WE PAY FOR FIRE PROTECTION.

    BUT, WHY THE GOVERNMENT KEEPS FIDDLING WHILE THE WEST BURNS?

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    Added for emphasis and clarity…

    Fiddle while Rome burns definition. To do something trivial and irresponsible in the midst of an emergency; legend has it that while a fire destroyed the city of Rome, the emperor Nero played his violin, thus revealing his total lack of concern for his people and his empire.
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    This is the full text of the New post on Pie N Politics
    Megafires Don’t Melt Opposition To California Fire Fee

    Comment from Stephen Frank
    Cal Fire Continues to Steal $$ From Rural Property Owners
    September 18, 2015
    For years the people in rural California has been paying hundreds of dollars a year to Cal Fire, for fire protection. It is as if their regular taxes had nothing to do with the fire fighters hired by the State to protect them. These folks sued and it will take years before a court will hear the case and a dozen more years before all the appeals are done. Then Sacramento bureaucrats will have close to twenty years of using your money—think they will ever give it back? Maybe by increasing taxes on everybody to pay for their theft.
    “Like many rural Californians, the Millers grudgingly pay the state an annual fire prevention fee of one hundred seventeen dollars. It was passed four years ago to help the state close a budget deficit. And even as the Butte and other mega-fires threaten their homes, rural residents say the mistrust over the fee lives on. Les Miller calls it a state cash grab.
    Les Miller: “They want more money, so they find a way to get it. Everybody is concerned about fire. So, they call it a fire fee.”

    Megafires Don’t Melt Opposition To California Fire Fee
    By Chris Nichols, Capital Public Radio, 9/17/15
    Rural Californians are reeling from yet another destructive fire season.
    But that doesn’t mean they now support a controversial fire fee imposed several years ago by legislative Democrats and Governor Jerry Brown. Chris Nichols reports from Sacramento.
    Bags stuffed with Betsy Miller’s family photos and quilting fabric sit ready to go in her Sierra foothills home. Miller and her husband, Les, are retirees who live in Amador County. The Butte Fire forced them to evacuate last week. Now, they’re back home. But they’re not unpacking.
    Betsy Miller: “Fires have a way of coming back.”
    Betsy Miller says she loves quilting too much to have her fabric go up in flames.
    Betsy Miller: “I want to pick and choose what I’m going to finish, not have a fire pick and choose what I’m going to finish.”
    Like many rural Californians, the Millers grudgingly pay the state an annual fire prevention fee of one hundred seventeen dollars. It was passed four years ago to help the state close a budget deficit. And even as the Butte and other mega-fires threaten their homes, rural residents say the mistrust over the fee lives on. Les Miller calls it a state cash grab.
    Les Miller: “They want more money, so they find a way to get it. Everybody is concerned about fire. So, they call it a fire fee.”
    A dozen homeowners here interviewed this week say they remain opposed because the money doesn’t help fight fires. It only helps prevent them.
    The Brown Administration declined comment. But a recent state report says the fee raises about $75 million dollars a year for efforts like identifying evacuation routes and clearing brush.
    Signs thanking firefighters dot highways across the foothills. But that gratitude doesn’t extend to the state leaders who imposed the fee. Vincent Campa also fled his home during the Butte Fire.
    Campa: “I’ve also had people frustrated with the fee, not being able to afford it, living on fixed incomes.”
    A taxpayers group has sued the state, alleging the fee is an unconstitutional tax. But a final ruling could take years.
    http://www.capoliticalreview.com/capoliticalnewsandviews/cal-fire-continues-to-steal-from-rural-property-owners/
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    WILDFIRE FIGHTERS LIVES MATTER.