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    Behind My Back | The Elephant’s Graveyard

    www.behindmyback.org/2016/08/12/5406

    The Elephant’s Graveyard THE REPUBLICANS ELEPHANT SYMBOL originated during the 1860 campaign I AM DISGUSTED WITH THE REPUBLICANS OLD GOP RIGGED ESTABLISHMENT’S ..

    The Elephant’s Graveyard

    The Elephant’s Graveyard

    THE REPUBLICANS  ELEPHANT SYMBOL originated during the 1860 campaign

    I AM DISGUSTED WITH THE REPUBLICANS OLD GOP RIGGED ESTABLISHMENT’S ELECTION PROCESS
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    I watched the 2016 Presidential primary election unfold, 17 candidates down to the election of Trump as the GOP Presidential candidate, on July 19, 2016, BY THE POPULIST VOTE….  IN SPITE OF THE GOP ESTABLISHMENT’S RIGGED ELECTION PROCESS

    AS A TRUMP SUPPORTER, I AM DISGUSTED,

    I asked Google a sarcastic question.

    WHERE DO OLD ELEPHANTS GO TO DIE?

    THE ELEPHANTS GRAVEYARD

    IT IS THOUGHT TO BE THE RETREAT OF OLD AND DYING ELEPHANTS, OLDER ELEPHANTS INSTINCTIVELY DIRECT THEMSELVES WHEN THEY REACH A CERTAIN AGESO THAT THEY DIE AWAY FROM THE HERD,

    NOT HINDERING THE PROGRESS OF THOSE THAT REMAIN “IN FRONT”.

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    I watched as promises were broken by the GOP Republican establishment POLITICIANS as they failed to endorse the elected people’s choice candidate. Including a friend that persisted with negative email comments.

    I sent him the above, and suggested that he go to the  Elephants Graveyard and stop hindering the progress of those that remain behind, with his negative email comments.

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    AND, I WATCHED  AND I LISTENED TO THE LATEST GOP ESTABLISHMENT’S FIFTY PROMINENT REPUBLICAN FOREIGN POLICY AND NATIONAL SECURITY EXPERTS PUBLIC MEDIA OPPOSITION TO TRUMP…INCLUDING KASICH .

    ENOUGH IS ENOUGH I HAVE POSTED THIS MESSAGE TO “ALL OF THOSE TRUMP NAY SAYERS” ON MY WEBSITE

    YOU HAVE  REACHED A CERTAIN AGE, PLEASE INSTINCTIVELY DIRECT YOURSELVES TO GO TO THE ELEPHANTS GRAVEYARD, DIE AWAY FROM THE GOP HERD AND STOP HINDERING THE PROGRESS OF THE GOP REPUBLICAN THAT REMAINS IN FRONT.(by populace vote)

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    Elephant Graveyard – Elephants Forever

    TRUMP SUPPORTERS HAVE “HAD IT”  WITH THE ESTABLISHMENT’S  DIE HARD GOP’S PUBLIC MEDIA FRENZY, SELF INFLICTED  SUICIDAL MISSION, TO THEMSELVES AS GOP POLITICIANS AND TO THE  LOSS OF THE  GOP REPUBLICAN PARTY IN THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.

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    POLITICALLY CORRECT OR NOT

    WINNERS ARE NOT LOSERS

    PATTON SAID, LEAD ME, FOLLOW OR GET THE HELL OUT OF MY WAY!

    His vigor was always infectious, his wit barbed, his conversation a mixture of obscenity and good humor. He was at once stimulating and overbearing. George was a magnificent soldier.

    He was tough. War is tough. Leaders have to be tough.

    If you’re a leader, you don’t push wet spaghetti, you pull it.

    General George S. Patton – Speech to 3rd Army June 5, 1944

    www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1162650/posts

    Free Republic

    Jun 29, 2004 – After one of my lectures on the subject of General Patton, I spoke with a retired … An army without profanity couldn’t fight it’s way out of a piss-soaked paper bag. … She said that she had no use for it and that I could have it. ….. GMT-0700 (PDT) by JohnD9207 (Leadfollow…or get the HELL out of the way!).

    TRUMP IS A WINNER THAT  WILL MAKE AMERICA SAFE AGAIN.

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    You know me…

    research, document, document, document… HISTORY is good.

    AN IMAGE OF AN ELEPHANT WAS FEATURED AS A REPUBLICAN SYMBOL IN AT LEAST ONE POLITICAL CARTOON AND A NEWSPAPER ILLUSTRATION DURING THE CIVIL WAR

    WHEN “SEEING THE ELEPHANT” WAS AN EXPRESSION USED BY SOLDIERS TO MEAN EXPERIENCING COMBAT.

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    Many VETERANS of George W. Bush’s administration, Fifty (50) GOP prominent Republican foreign policy and national security experts, oppose Donald Trump.

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    POLITICAL CARTOONS? MANY A REAL TRUTH IS SPOKEN IN JEST.

    Old silly me, I thought the republican symbol of the elephant was  created by the genius of the GOP.

    THE REPUBLICAN PARTY WAS FORMED IN 1854

    TWENTY YEARS LATER 1874  THE ELEPHANT WAS STILL A GOP POLITICAL CARTOON

    IN AN 1874 HARPER’S WEEKLY CARTOON. an elephant labeled “THE REPUBLICAN VOTE,” which was shown standing at the edge of a pit, Thomas Nast who’s considered the father of the modern political cartoon employed the elephant to represent Republicans in additional cartoons during the 1870s, and by 1880 other cartoonists were using the creature to symbolize the party. 

    An 1879 cartoon (pictured) showed a politician grabbing a donkey LABELED “DEMOCRATIC PARTY” by the tail to keep it from falling into a pit of “financial chaos.”

    And in fact THE UNCLE SAM AMERICAN’S KNOW, STARTED AS A POLITICAL CARTOON BY Thomas Nast

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    Jul 27, 2016 – The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties … Donald Trump became the Republican presidential nominee on July 19, 2016. … the GOP’s ELEPHANT SYMBOL originated during the 1860 campaign

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    Election 101:How did the Republican and Democratic parties get their …

    www.history.com/…/how-did-the-republican-and-democratic-parties-get-their-…

    History

    Jul 7, 2015 –   THE REPUBLICAN PARTY’S ELEPHANT and THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY’S DONKEY have been on the political scene since the 19th century. The origins of the DEMOCRATIC DONKEY can be traced to the 1828 presidential campaign of Andrew Jackson. DURING THAT RACE, OPPONENTS OF JACKSON CALLED HIM A JACKASS.

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    WHICH LED ME TO

    Of Donkeys and Elephants – Classroom Law Project

    WHAT ARE OUR AMERICAN KIDS BEING TAUGHT IN PUBLIC SCHOOL?

    THIS IS A MAJOR CONCERN TO ALL PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS.

    with a header SELECTING THE NEXT PRESIDENT?

    NOT ELECTING THE NEXT PRESIDENT

    Why Nast chose the donkey and the elephant is a pretty complicated story.

    Although Nast’s original interpretation used the donkey to stand in for a Democrat-leaning newspaper scaring away Republican voters,

    his cartoon showing a duplicitous donkey attacking a weak-minded elephant,

    became a handy symbol for other cartoonists wanting to represent Democrats attacking Republicans.

    Popular recognition of the image overrode the party’s own wishes

    Over time, Republicans came to view the elephant emblem as a sign of strength and intelligence, while their opponents portrayed it as a timid and clumsy behemoth. Democrats seized the “jackass” label, and transformed it into a clever and courageous donkey.

    AS IS STILL TRUE TODAY, IT’S ALL IN THE SPIN!

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    50 GOP national security experts oppose Trump – CNNPolitics.com

    www.cnn.com/…/republicannationalsecurity-letter-donald-trump-election-2016…

    CNN 3 days ago – 50 GOP national security experts oppose Donald Trump 02:40. … Washington (CNN)FIFTY PROMINENT REPUBLICAN FOREIGN POLICY AND NATIONAL SECURITY EXPERTSMANY VETERANS OF GEORGE W. BUSH’S ADMINISTRATION have signed a letter denouncing Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy and …

    Elephant Graveyard – Elephants Forever

    www.elephantsforever.co.za/elephant-graveyard.html

    Elephant Graveyard. The existence of a mass graveyard to which elephants go to die remains a myth. IT IS THOUGHT TO BE THE RETREAT OF OLD AND DYING ELEPHANTS,SO THAT THEY DIE AWAY FROM THE HERD, NOT HINDERING THE PROGRESS OF THOSE THAT REMAIN BEHIND.

    An elephants’ graveyard is a place where, according to legend, OLDER ELEPHANTS INSTINCTIVELY DIRECT THEMSELVES WHEN THEY REACH A CERTAIN AGE. THEY THEN DIE THERE ALONE, FAR FROM THE GROUP.

    AWAY FROM THE HERD, NOT HINDERING THE PROGRESS OF THOSE THAT REMAIN BEHIND.

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    Is  Google answer, a coincidence of political symbolic importance, a myth  a legend or an oxymoron? All of the above?

    Whatever  Elephant Graveyard – Elephants Forever is, for the purpose of this comment, I’m going with a type of  analogy, A simile – A comparison between two things that are not alike and replaces the word with another word AND uses the word “like” or “as.”

    LIKE AN ELEPHANT,  AS AN REPUBLICAN

    AS A REPUBLICAN, LIKE AN ELEPHANT

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    Hmmm…. perhaps I should add?

    Metaphor, figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable.

    And,  mixed metaphor,a combination of two or more incompatible metaphors, which produces a ridiculous effect

    With documented  facts about the Republican (GOP) thrown in

    What ever this comment is….

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     AUG 27, 2017  The bottom line is STILL ….

    A MESSAGE  TO “ALL GOP TRUMP NAY SAYERS”

    YOU HAVE  REACHED A CERTAIN AGE, PLEASE INSTINCTIVELY DIRECT YOURSELVES TO GO TO THE ELEPHANTS GRAVEYARD, DIE AWAY FROM THE GOP HERD AND STOP HINDERING THE PROGRESS OF THOSE REPUBLICANS THAT REMAIN IN FRONT. (by populace vote)


  • ESPN Robert Lee Back to Orwell’s “1984”?

    Today, Stonewall Jackson. Tomorrow, Michael, Reggie and Jackson Hole

    Some may see this as a pell-mell rush to replicate George Orwell’s “1984,” in which “every statue and street and building has been renamed.” But I don’t think it goes far enough.

    By Dana Milbank Opinion writer August 23, 2017  at 6:11 PM (full text below)

    If something is worth doing in America, it’s worth overdoing.

    ESPN proved this eternal truth anew this week when it announced that, in response to the violence in Charlottesville, it was removing announcer Robert Lee from broadcasting the University of Virginia football game in Charlottesville — because he has the same name as the Confederate commander Robert E. Lee. ESPN’s Lee is Asian American.

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    TRUTH IS STRANGER THAN FICTION

    ESPN Robert Lee Back to George Orwell’s “1984” ?

    Detailed summary of George Orwell Novel Nineteen Eighty-Four …

    mensekhar.over-blog.com/article-detailed-summary-of-george-orwell-novel-nineteen…

    Detailed summary of George Orwell Novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) by Colette COLMERAUER : PART 1 Chapter 1 ……

    The story of Winston Smith begins on a bright cold day.

    He works for the Ministry of Truth, which deals with news, education, entertainment and art.

    Added for clarity “1984” …. Winston Smith is a member of the Outer Party. He works in the Records Department in the Ministry of Truth, rewriting and distorting history. To escape Big Brother’s tyranny, at least inside his own mind, Winston begins a diary — an act punishable by death.

    There are three other Ministries:

    The Ministry of Plenty dealing with Economic Affairs

    The Ministry of Love dealing with law and torture

    And, the Ministry of Peace which deals with war and defence

    Everywhere in London there are giant posters of a dark eyed man with a moustache and a motto “Big Brother is looking at you”. Winston comes back home from work to his one room apartment.

    In this room a big telescreen transmits and receives non-stop information, so that you can be watched or listened to at anytime.

    But there is an alcove besides where he believes he cannot be seen. So he sits there and begins writing a journal, on an old book bought in an antiques shop. He writes the date: 4 April 1984.

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    BELOW SATIRE AT IT’S FINEST: the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.

    unedited full text

    Today, Stonewall Jackson. Tomorrow, Michael, Reggie and Jackson …

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/…/a9e29ea6-8849-11e7-a50f-e0d4e6ec070a_story.ht…

    18 hours ago – Today, Stonewall Jackson. Tomorrow, Michael, Reggie and Jackson Hole. The inside track on Washington politics. Be the first to know about …

    If something is worth doing in America, it’s worth overdoing.

    ESPN proved this eternal truth anew this week when it announced that, in response to the violence in Charlottesville, it was removing announcer Robert Lee from broadcasting the University of Virginia football game in Charlottesville — because he has the same name as the Confederate commander Robert E. Lee. ESPN’s Lee is Asian American.

    Similar caution just led the University of Houston to change the name of its Calhoun Lofts dorm because it shares a name with the 19th-century vice president and white supremacist John C. Calhoun, even though, a university spokeswoman told the Houston Chronicle, “the residence hall was not named in recognition of John C. Calhoun” but a nearby street.

    In Atlanta, likewise, protesters last week attempted to tear down that city’s Peace Monument, apparently mistaking it for a Confederate shrine. The sculpture was erected to honor those who worked for reunification during Reconstruction.

    The movement to remove Confederate monuments can be a healthy one, if done legally, according to the wishes of local citizens and in such a way that preserves this history without glorifying it. But from across this great land come reminders that nothing in America succeeds like excess.

    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a 90-day review of any statues on city property that could be “symbols of hate.” New Yorkers are now taking aim at the Christopher Columbus statue in Columbus Circle and the tomb of Ulysses S. Grant.

    Some object to the Theodore Roosevelt statue outside the Museum of Natural History, and others suggest the name “New York” itself may have to go because the Duke of York was a slave trader. New York chef Tom Colicchio dropped the name of his new restaurant because it was named after a building that was named after 19th-century publishers who had racist views.

    There’s a movement in Massachusetts to rename Boston’s Faneuil Hall, cradle of the Revolution, because the 1742 structure was built by a slave trader and owner, Peter Faneuil. Residents of Philadelphia and Seattle, not to be left out, want to remove statues of, respectively, Frank Rizzo and Vladimir Lenin.

    Some may see this as a pell-mell rush to replicate George Orwell’s “1984,” in which “every statue and street and building has been renamed.” But I don’t think it goes far enough.

    If we are to purge ourselves of Robert E. Lee (and ESPN’s Robert Lee) we must avoid confusion by renaming or replacing all things with names similar to the Confederate general’s: Bruce Lee, Tommy Lee, Spike Lee, Harper Lee, Bobby Lee, Lee jeans, Lee Majors and Lee Iacocca.

    It won’t do simply to rename schools named for the Confederate Gen. J.E.B. Stuart. We’re going to have to rename Stuart Little, Stuart the Minion from “Despicable Me,” Jon Stewart, Martha Stewart and Jeb Bush. All statues of Jubal Early must come down. So must all things that share names with this Confederate general: early-bird specials, early morning, early retirement, early voting and early NBA-draft entry.

    If Confederate hero Nathan Bedford Forrest must go, so must the Redwood forest. Also the Gulf Stream waters. Fort A.P. Hill, an army base named for a Confederate general, must be renamed. So must Capitol Hill, Beacon Hill, Nob Hill, Bunker Hill, the Sugarhill Gang, Blueberry Hill, and Bill and Hill.

    Let us dispense with Jefferson Davis, by all means — but take with him Miles Davis, Sammy Davis Jr., Davis Love, the Davis Cup, the University of California at Davis, the Jefferson Hotel, Thomas Jefferson, George Jefferson, Louise “Weezy” Jefferson, Jefferson Pierce (Black Lightning) and especially Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, who also shares a name with Confederate Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard. Now that New Orleans has taken down its Beauregard statue, we’re also going to have to relocate Bo Jackson, Bo Derek and Bo Diddley.

    Memorials to Confederate Gen. Leonidas Polk cannot be moved without also erasing all trace of President James Polk, polka dances, polka dots, Hawaiian poke and Pokémon. Picket lines must be outlawed and picket fences flattened to avoid honoring Gen. George Pickett, and I will stonewall any attempt to disappear Gen. Thomas Jackson without also renaming Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Reggie Jackson, Percy Jackson, Action Jackson and Jackson Hole.

    I regret to say we must also rename my Washington Post colleague Philip Rucker, who shares a name with (though is not related to) Confederate Gen. Edmund Rucker.

    That’s asking a lot of Phil, but we all must do our share. I will be demanding a new name for my public high school, Calhoun High School. It’s not named for John C. but for Sanford H., a 20th-century New York school administrator who, to the best of my knowledge, did not own slaves. But you can’t be too careful.

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    August 24, 2017,  Some may see this as a pell-mell rush to replicate George Orwell’s “1984,” in which “every statue and street and building has been renamed.” But I don’t think it goes far enough.

     Behind My Back | Renaming and Re-branding the ONP Wilderness

    www.behindmyback.org/…/renaming-and-re-brandingthe-onpwilderness

    AUG 19, 2017 · Renaming and Re-branding the ONP Wilderness Sponsored In 2016, … Behind My BackREBRANDING

    AND CHANGING THE NAME DOES NOT CHANGE THE GAME. period.


  • Closing a Civil War Chapter June 4, 1914?

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

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

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

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

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

    Why should President Trump  protect America’s cultural heritage?

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

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

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

    Closing a Chapter June 4, 1914

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    THE MENTALITY OF THOSE DESTROYING CULTURAL HERITAGE?

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

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

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

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

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    Closing a Civil War Chapter June 4, 1914?

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

    WHO’S DESTROYING AMERICA’S CULTURAL HERITAGE?

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

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

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

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

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

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    List of destroyed heritage – Wikipedia

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

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

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

    Billy Hallowell Jun 25, 2012 11:52 am

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

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

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

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

    Presidential Executive Order Promoting Free Speech and Religious …

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

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

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

    DONALD J TRUMP WAS ELECTED PRESIDENT NOV 8, 2016

    DONALD J TRUMP WAS SWORN IN ON JAN 20, 2017

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

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

    IN 2016-2017 NOT SO MUCH!


  • Trump Who’s Next Washington? Jefferson?

    The Historical Marker Database lists more than 13,000 monuments and memorials across the county

    God bless President Trump

    History Happened Here

    Confederate Memorial – Arlington National Cemetery

    www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/Explore/Monuments-and…/Confederate-Memorial

    Not for fame or reward
    Not for place or for rank
    Not lured by ambition
    Or goaded by necessity
    But in simple
    Obedience to duty
    As they understood it
    These men suffered all
    Sacrificed all
    Dared all-and died

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    Confederate Memorial

    By the end of 1901 all the Confederate soldiers buried in the national cemeteries at Alexandria, Virginia, and at the Soldiers’ Home in Washington were brought together with the soldiers buried at Arlington and reinterred in the Confederate section.

    The history of Arlington National Cemetery is steeped in the Civil War, for it was this great national struggle that necessitated the establishment of this cemetery to bury its many dead. For many years following the war, the bitter feelings between North and South remained, and although hundreds of Confederate soldiers were buried at Arlington, it was considered a Union cemetery. Family members of Confederate soldiers were denied permission to decorate their loved ones’ graves and in extreme cases were even denied entrance to the cemetery.

    These ill feelings were slow to die but over time they did begin to fade. Many historians believe it was the national call to arms during the Spanish-American War that brought northerners and southerners together at last. In that war numerous Confederate veterans volunteered their services and joined their Northern brothers on the battlefield in the common defense of our nation. In June 1900, in this spirit of national reconciliation, the U.S. Congress authorized that a section of Arlington National Cemetery be set aside for the burial of Confederate dead.

    By the end of 1901 all the Confederate soldiers buried in the national cemeteries at Alexandria, Virginia, and at the Soldiers’ Home in Washington were brought together with the soldiers buried at Arlington and reinterred in the Confederate section. Among the 482 persons buried there are 46 officers, 351 enlisted men, 58 wives, 15 southern civilians, and 12 unknowns. They are buried in concentric circles around the Confederate Monument, and their graves are marked with headstones that are distinct for their pointed tops. Legend attributes these pointed-top tombstones to a Confederate belief that the points would “keep Yankees from sitting on them.”

    To further honor these citizens of the South, the United Daughters of the Confederacy petitioned to erect a major monument to the Confederate dead. On March 4, 1906 Secretary of War William Howard Taft granted their request. The cornerstone was laid on Nov. 12, 1912 at a ceremony featuring speakers William Jennings Bryan and James A. Tanner, a former Union corporal who lost both legs at the second Battle of Bull Run. He was commander in chief of the Union veterans group, The Grand Army of the Republic. That same evening, President William Howard Taft addressed the United Daughters of the Confederacy at a reception in the Daughters of the American Revolution’s Centennial Hall.

    Chosen to design the memorial was the world-renowned sculptor, Moses Ezekiel. Ezekiel brought more than just his artistic talents to this project for he was also a Confederate veteran who knew firsthand the horrors of the Civil War. He is now buried at the base of the famous monument which he created.

    The Confederate Monument was unveiled before a large crowd of northerners and southerners on June 4, 1914, the 106th anniversary of the birthday of the president of the Confederacy, Jefferson Davis. President Woodrow Wilson delivered an address and veterans of both the Union and Confederacy placed wreaths on the graves of their former foes, symbolizing the reconciliation between the North and South, the memorial’s central theme.

    Ezekiel created a monument rich in symbols. Standing atop the 32-foot monument is a larger-than-life figure of a woman representing the South. Her head is crowned with olive leaves, her left hand extends a laurel wreath toward the South, acknowledging the sacrifice of her fallen sons. Her right hand holds a pruning hook resting on a plow stock. These symbols bring to life the biblical passage inscribed at her feet: “And they shall beat their swords into plow shares and their spears into pruning hooks.”

    The plinth on which she stands is embossed with four cinerary urns symbolizing the four years of the Civil War. Supporting the plinth is a frieze of 14 inclined shields, each depicts the coat of arms of one of the 13 Confederate states and Maryland, which did not join the Confederacy but supported the South in the war.

    Below the plinth is another frieze of life-sized figures depicting mythical gods and Southern soldiers. At the front of the monument, the panoplied figure of Minerva, Goddess of War and Wisdom, attempts to hold up the figure of a fallen woman (“The South”) who is resting upon her shield, “The Constitution.” Behind “The South,” the Spirits of War are trumpeting in every direction calling the sons and daughters of the South to aid their falling mother. On either side of the fallen woman are figures depicting those sons and daughters who came to her aid and who represent each branch of the Confederate service: Soldiers, Sailor, Sapper and Miner.

    Completing the frieze are six vignettes illustrating the effect of the war on Southerners of all races. The vignettes include a black slave following his young master; an officer kissing his infant child in the arms of her mammy; a blacksmith leaving his bellows and workshop as his sorrowful wife looks on; a young lady binding the sword and sash on her beau; and a young officer standing alone.

    The base of the memorial features several inscriptions. On its front face are the seal of the Confederacy and a tribute by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, followed by the Latin phrase: “Victrix Causa Diis Placuit Sed Victa Caton.” This phrase means: “The Victorious Cause was Pleasing to the Gods, But the Lost Cause to Cato.” On the rear of the monument is an inscription attributed to the Reverend Randolph Harrison McKim, who was a Confederate chaplain and who served as pastor of the Epiphany Church in Washington for 32 years. It reads:

    Not for fame or reward
    Not for place or for rank
    Not lured by ambition
    Or goaded by necessity
    But in simple
    Obedience to duty
    As they understood it
    These men suffered all
    Sacrificed all
    Dared all-and died

    In addition to Moses Ezekiel, three other Confederate soldiers are buried at the base of the monument. They are Lt. Harry C. Marmaduke who served in the Confederate Navy, Capt. John M. Hickey of the Second Missouri Infantry and Brig. Gen. Marcus J. Wright who commanded brigades at Shiloh and Chickamauga.

    Peters, James Edward. Arlington National Cemetery: Shrine to America’s Heroes. Woodbine House, 1986.

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    ‘Is It George Washington Next Week?’: Trump Blasts Monument Removals as ‘Changing History’

    Tucker on Fate of Slaveholders Washington, Jefferson: ‘If That’s the …

    insider.foxnews.com/…/tucker-carlson-washington-jefferson-slave-holders-memorials…

    2 hours ago – Tucker Carlson said President Trump mentioned an often-overlooked idea on the left during his press conference Tuesday.

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    More than 13,000 monuments and memorials across the county (cont.)

    National and global events all happened some­where, and historical markers mark the place where many occurred. But the richness of history is in its local details, details that can be insignificant on the global stage: the home of an in­di­vi­dual who made a dif­fe­rence; a natural feature, building, byway; or just some­thing in­te­res­ting that happened nearby. History is not just about the high and mighty.

    Markers tell stories and point out facts. There is one at the site the northernmost battle of the U.S. Civil War and another at the southernmost point in the United States (can you guess where?). There is one next to a 17th century Japanese stone lantern symbolizing 20th century peace, and another one less than 20 miles away reminding us of the Nike missile sites that were built the same year the lantern was dedicated. They tell of battles,  massacres and hangings; of hu­ma­ni­ta­rians, educators, and a beloved stagecoach horse; of mountains, lakes, rivers, bridges, roads, and other natural and man-made wonders.

    There are countless thousands of great stories marked by markers—and some boring ones too. Some markers simply recite facts while others are insightful, obscure, cryptic, patriotic, fas­ci­na­ting, sad, funny, or just downright bizarre. Many of those markers are on these pages, others are waiting for you to discover and add them to this database.

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  • WA State NO Preparation for Nuclear Attack?

    RCW 38.52.010 Definitions.

     RCW 38.52.030, was passed into law in 1983

    However, “emergency management” or “comprehensive emergency management” DOES NOT MEAN PREPARATION FOR EMERGENCY EVACUATION OR RELOCATION OF RESIDENTS IN ANTICIPATION OF NUCLEAR ATTACK.

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    REPUBLICAN John Dennis Spellman was the GOVERNOR OF WA STATE between 1981 and 1985 and the first King County Executive from 1969 to 1981

    The author of the 1983 state law preventing a nuclear attack plan, former  Democratic state lawmaker Dick Nelson, felt that if Seattle suffered a nuclear attack, the chances of survival would be so low that a preparation plan would have been moot anyway.

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    APR 27, 2017 FIRST PUBLIC MEDIA…..

    If N. Korea launches nukes, Washington’s not allowed to have – KGW-TV

    www.kgw.com/news/local/state-law-prevents-nuclear-attack…plan/434534117

    APR 27, 2017 – RCW 38.52.030, passed in 1983, says “The comprehensive, all-hazard … subsection may not include preparation for emergency evacuation or relocation … The author of the state law preventing a nuclear attack plan, former …

    The author of the state law preventing a nuclear attack plan, former Democratic state lawmaker Dick Nelson, says at the time, Washington state was inundated with nuclear threats, and the idea was to create an example of peace.

    “It was about finding a middle ground we could all agree on,” he said in April.

    Nelson also felt that if Seattle were to be attacked, the chances of survival would be so low that a preparation plan would have been moot anyway.

    But Nelson says the law does provide an “out” so cities can create their own plan. He says the law doesn’t necessarily prevent a plan from being put into place, but rather offers the option of not creating a plan.

    APR 27, 2017 REGARDLESS, THE STATE SAYS IT HAS NO EVACUATION PLAN.

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    MAY 23, 2017 State Representative Dick Muri

    My proposal, House Bill 2214, along with the Senate companion bill 5936, sponsored by Sens. David Frockt, D-Kenmore, and Mark Milocsia, R-Federal Way, will remove some of the language inserted into our emergency planning laws from 1984.

    THIS NECESSARY CHANGE WOULD ALLOW FOR THE PREPARATION OF EMERGENCY EVACUATION OR RELOCATION OF RESIDENTS IN ANTICIPATION OF A NUCLEAR ATTACK.

    As always, I welcome your comments, questions and concerns. Please feel free to reach out to me in my district office in Steilacoom (253) 301-2278 or by email at dick.muri@leg.wa.gov.

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    So, Aug 14, 2017 at 8:35AM,  I called Representative Dick Muri district office in Steilacoom (253) 301-2278 because he welcomes  my comments, questions and concerns.

    I spoke with a very nice young lady named  L J. And, she listened.
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    As Representative Dick Muri pointed out….

    For many of us who lived through the “cold war” era, bomb shelters, air raid sirens, and nuclear drills in which school children were taught to “duck and cover,” were common occurrences.

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    I am 75 years old,  in the 1950-60’s we were school children living in fear of a  NUCLEAR ATTACK for many years.

    And, nobody bothered to talked to us about our childish fears. But of course we were tough little American kids, and we lived through it!

    Aug 14, 2017 As usual, I am a concerned American grandmother of 10 and the great grandmother of 9. And, I have concerns about the fear that the WA State revised nuclear attack emergency law will have on all of our “not nearly as tough” school children.

    As, Representative Dick Muri  pointed out…. We should be prepared for every eventuality.

    I watched the 1963 movie “Ladybug, Ladybug” once, about a month ago on AMC. The result is an engrossing film that is depressing because of its realism. It brought back old fearful memories of nuclear war and attacks (those things nobody talked about to school children) and It’s haunted me ever since.

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    ‘Ladybug, Ladybug’ Reviews Fly High For Perry’s Thriller — Corsair 11 …

    cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&d=CRS19631211.2.22

    WED. DEC 11, 1963 Based on a true Incident, “Ladybug” presents an unarguable— and … 1963, issue of McCall’s Magazine, the film probes the inner terror and the external actions of elementary school children and their teachers, who believe that a nuclear war has begun.

    “Ladybug, Ladybug,’ which will begin its world premiere engagement on Friday DEC 13, 1963  at the Fox Lido Theater, is just such a picture.—B.H.

    The Movie Lady Bug, Lady Bug is based on a true Incident, Adhering to the actual events that took place in 1962 in a small California community, and which were subsequently written of, in the April, 1963, issue of McCall’s Magazine.

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    This is how it started…

    Ladybug Ladybug: Elementary School Atomic Drill – YouTube

    ▶ 10:16

    Jul 30, 2011 – Uploaded by CONELRAD6401240

    It’s haunted me ever since. I wonder why the full movie isn’t available online anymore? Thanks to …

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    California Digital Newspaper Collection > Corsair > 11 December 1963

    ‘Ladybug, Ladybug’ Reviews Fly High For Perry’s Thriller

    Successful film producer Frank Perry (“David and Lisa”) queried the 1,000 youngsters he auditioned for roles in his latest screen effort, the thought-provoking suspense film, “Ladybug, Ladybug”: “What do you think the world will be like in ten years?” Three-fourths of the perceptive children, conditioned by their parents’ reactions to the threat of nuclear war, as were their “Ladybug” counterparts, in essence replied: “What world?” This foreboding response,

    Perry feels, confirms his belief that “children comprehend more than adults give them credit for,” a point that he brings out in his film.

    Based on a true Incident, “Ladybug” presents an unarguable— and —disturbing—account of the penalty paid by modern society if It is “almost conditioned by fear.”

    Adhering to the actual events that took place in 1962 in a small California community, and which were subsequently written of in the April, 1963, issue of McCall’s Magazine,

    the film probes the inner terror and the external actions of elementary school children and their teachers, who believe that a nuclear war has begun.

    While, in reality, the mistake was soon corrected, Perry and his script-writer wife, Eleanor, wondered what would happen if their film sustained,

    for one teacher and a group of children, the dread of not knowing whether their “go home” drill was real. The result is an engrossing film that is depressing because of its realism.

    With the appearance of every freckled face and mouth only half full of teeth, as well as with each suspenseful development, the viewer reflects on the undeniable possibility of such a tragedy.

    Opening with a close-up of a hand holding a stop-watch, the picture later comes to its shattering climax with the force of the magnified snapping of an illusory mainspring.

    The effect leaves popcorn gobblers with their mouths open, and the theater uncomfortably hushed.

    While unknowns constituted half of the major cast, all the performances were more than adequately convincing. Exceptionally good in their roles were “teacher” Nancy Marchand (professional), and students Alice Playten (professional) and Christopher Howard (previously unknown). Producer, director, film-editor Perry, and his wife are making a name for themselves not only because of the speed and skill with which they make their films (“Ladybug” took 36 days to film, “David and Lisa,” 25), but also because they will only do films that they believe in.”

    “Ladybug, Ladybug,’ say the Perrys, which will begin its world premiere engagement on Friday at the Fox Lido Theater, is just such a picture.—B.H. Corsair, Volume 36, Number 10, 11 December 1963

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    Representative Dick Muri (cont.)

    Inundated with threats of possible nuclear retaliation by the (then) Soviet Union, many Washingtonians grew to believe the constant nuclear drills and disaster planning efforts created a culture of fear. Anti-nuke activists, centered mainly in the Seattle area, thought our only safety was in forcing the dismantling of all nuclear weapons. Because of this, they looked upon civil defense preparations as a waste of time and resources.

    I’m working with my colleagues in the House and Senate to see this is changed. The state of Washington is responsible for the protection of the lives and property of its citizens. In the case of any type of catastrophic disaster, our residents are entitled to the protections and services of the state. We should be prepared for every eventuality.

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    My request, Please consider our school children

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    Because our time during the current special legislative session focuses on education funding issues, it is unlikely this legislation will move forward this year. I’ve introduced the bill in the House now to ensure the necessary work begins prior to the start of the 2018 legislative session.

    As always, I welcome your comments, questions and concerns. Please feel free to reach out to me in my district office in Steilacoom (253) 301-2278 or by email at dick.muri@leg.wa.gov.

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     Representative Dick Muri

    OPINION-EDITORIAL: Removing the state prohibition on nuclear …

    dickmuri.houserepublicans.wa.gov/2017/…/prohibition-nuclear-attack-planning-muri/

    MAY 23, 2017 – Could Washington someday be the target of a nuclear attack? … RCW 38.52.010 specifically prohibits state emergency responders from …

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    OVER THREE MONTHS LATER, AUGUST 10, 2017 KING 5 LOCAL LIBERAL  TV FINALLY GOT AROUND TO MENTIONING IT!

    A little known law is preventing Washington state for preparing for a nuclear attack.

    If N. Korea launches nukes, Washington state doesn’t have evacuation …

    www.king5.com/news/local/washington-law-prevents-nuclear-attack…/434525985

    5 days ago – If N. Korea launches nukes, Washington state doesn’t have … Despite growing concerns about a nuclear strike on the U.S. by North Korea, emergency management … where we’re prohibited from planning for relocation or evacuation in … The author of the state law preventing a nuclear attack plan, former …

    “Because of paranoia and scare that preparing for war would lead to war, legislators back in the early 80s set up this silly system (RCW 38.52.030, was passed into law in 1983) where we’re prohibited from planning for relocation or evacuation in the event of a nuclear war,” said Sen. Mark Miloscia (R-Federal Way), who co-sponsored the bill.

    Retired General Barry McCaffrey, who has been outspoken about the need to pay serious attention to North Korea, calls the law “goofy.”

    “Certainly it’s a goofy thing to not tell people to think about a major real threat,” he said in April. “What we’re trying to achieve is deterrence, which means ballistic missile defense.”

    Despite growing concerns about a nuclear strike on the U.S. by North Korea, emergency management officials in Washington state say they are prevented from forming an evacuation plan in the event of a nuclear attack. An effort is underway to change that.

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    MAY 23, 2017 State Representative Dick Muri
    My proposal, House Bill 2214, along with the Senate companion bill 5936, sponsored by Sens. David Frockt, D-Kenmore, and Mark Milocsia, R-Federal Way, will remove some of the language inserted into our emergency planning laws from 1984.

     As always, I welcome your comments, questions and concerns. Please feel free to reach out to me in my district office in Steilacoom (253) 301-2278 or by email at dick.muri@leg.wa.gov.


  • DOI NPS ONP ARAMARK J-1 Visa Holders?

    DEPT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)

    NATIONAL PARK SERVICE (NPS)

    OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK (ONP)

    AND, ARAMARK J-1 Visa Holders

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

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

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

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    August 9, 2017 QUESTIONING EVERYTHING ARAMARK

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

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

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

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

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

    Are there any other restrooms?

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

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

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

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

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

    He said YES.

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

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

    Wrong? I said, American citizens need work.

    He said, I never thought of that…

    I asked how many of them are there?

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

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    So, what can I DOCUMENT?

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

    AND,  FOR OTHER PURPOSES 1961-1971-2017?

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

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

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    THE FULBRIGHT-HAYES ACT?

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

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

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

    An early history of the Fulbright Program,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     What has ARAMARK done  at Fairholme Store?

    What has ARAMARK done  at Log Cabin Resort?

    What has ARAMARK done at  Hurricane Ridge?

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

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

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

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    THIS IS AN ONLINE AD

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

    Adwww.culturalvistas.org/J1‎

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

    What is the J-1 Visa?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    The Early Years | Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


  • The World Bank was Banking on WOTUS

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

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

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

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

    PROFESSOR KADER ASMAL, CHAIR WORLD COMMISSION ON DAMS

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

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

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

    ………………………………….

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

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

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    GLOBAL IN 2001- AMERICA’S PRIORITY IN 2017

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

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    GLOBAL IN 2001- AMERICA’S PRIORITY IN 2017

    UPWARD MIGRATION TO SUPRANATIONAL STRUCTURES WITH FUNCTIONS ONCE VESTED

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

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

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

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    GLOBAL IN 2001- AMERICA’S PRIORITY IN 2017

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

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

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    GLOBAL IN 2001- AMERICA’S PRIORITY IN 2017

    MANY FUNCTIONS FORMERLY RESTING WITH GOVERNMENT ARE NOW PRIVATIZED,

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

    and other elements of civil society.

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    I SUGGEST ABOVE THAT THOSE GROUPS WITH THE GREATEST ADAPTIVE CAPACITY

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

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    IN 2001- PRIORITY IN 2017

    PROMINENT AMONG THESE ARE THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL INSTITUTIONS  AT THE

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

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

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    GLOBAL IN 2001- AMERICA’S PRIORITY IN 2017

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

    DECISION-MAKING STRUCTURE THAT IS BARELY ACCOUNTABLE TO GOVERNMENTS.

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    1. The Collapse of the Washington Consensus

     

    1. Elements of the New Development Paradigm

     

    1. Origins of the WCD

    …………………………….

    1. WHAT WENT WRONG?

    A LOOK AT HOW THE DAM INDUSTRY CHANGED

    ……………………………..

    1. ACCOUNTABILITY

    ………………………………….

    1. ROLE OF THE WORLD BANK

    …………………………

    GLOBAL PREFACE  IN 2001 OR AMERICA’S PRIORITY IN 2017

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

    helping to meet human needs and bettering human prospects is what

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

    IN THE FOREFRONT.

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

    IN 2017 THE PRIORITIES OF THE PRESIDENT (POTUS)

    “AMERICANIZATION NOT GLOBALIZATION”

    AMERICAN PRIORITIES HAVE BEEN PLACED IN THE FOREFRONT.  period

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

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

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

    2000 The World Bank was Banking on WOTUS

    FROM THE GLOBAL 2000 POLICY TO AMERICA’S  2017 PRIORITY

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

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

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

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    Behind My Back | Feb 28, 2017 POTUS Executes WOTUS

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

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

     

    For the understanding of a reasonable person

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

    SIGNED A EXECUTIVE ORDER

    ON WOTUS WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES.

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

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

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

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

     

    1. REDEFINING ROLES

     

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

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

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

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

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

    DOCUMENTED IN THE LINKS PROVIDED.

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    A PREFACE  IN 2001- A PRIORITY IN 2017

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

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

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

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    SO CONTENTIOUS THAT SOMEBODY WROTE A 446 PAGE BOOK IN 1996

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

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

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

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

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    The World Bank Versus the World Commission on Dams

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

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

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

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    STARTED WITH A SIMPLY PREFACE  IN 2001

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

    “AMERICANIZATION NOT GLOBALIZATION”

    AMERICAN PRIORITIES HAVE BEEN PLACED IN THE FOREFRONT.  period

     


  • Aug 2, 2017 Trump’s RAISING Hell Act

    Aug. 2, 2017 President is Raising hell about things that, take away American jobs and protects our workers…

    ARAMARK CORP  IMPORTED 16 FOREIGN VISA WORKERS, to work at Lake Quinault Lodge,  WA State, 

    WOW, 16 jobs taken from our depressed local community where few are working.

    President Donald J. Trump Backs RAISE Act | whitehouse.gov

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press…/president-donald-j-trump-backs-raise-act

    3 days ago – President Donald J. Trump Backs RAISE Act. Bill will create a merit-based immigration system that protects our workers, our taxpayers, and our …

    3 days ago – President Trump announced the Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment (RAISE) Act on Aug. 2, 2017 which aims to cut immigration …

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    Aug. 2, 2017 President is Raising hell about things that, take away American jobs and protects our workers…

    ARAMARK CORP  IMPORTED 16 FOREIGN VISA WORKERS, TO Lake Quinault Lodge,  WA State,  this year from Nigeria, India, Pakistan, and Romania to name a few. Guaranteed employment until October.  WOW! 16 jobs taken from our depressed local community where few are working.

    And, Trump is raising hell in more ways than one…

    Jul 27, 2017 – NPS Commercial Services. … is pleased to announce the selection of Brian Borda as the new Chief of Commercial Services for the National Park Service

    ARAMARK CORP IS A COMMERCIAL SERVICE, A NATIONAL PARKS SERVICE CONCESSIONAIRE and there is a new sheriff (Brian Borda) in WA DC, 

    PLEASE CLICK HERE   All records

    AUTHORIZED CONCESSIONERS EVERY ONE IS LISTED, BY STATE IN EVERY STATE.

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    News – NPS Commercial Services – National Park Service

    https://concessions.nps.gov/news.htm

    Jul 27, 2017 – NPS Commercial Services. … is pleased to announce the selection of Brian Borda as the new Chief of Commercial Services for the National Park Service. … Pilot Endorsed as Innovative Service Opportunity by Deputy Director.

    If you’d like to know about all the concession operations in our national parks, please click here  for a list of National Park Service-authorized concessioners. Advice on Concessions management in the National Park System is provided by the Concessions Management Advisory Board. Click here to learn more about the Board and view presentations of past meetings.

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    I DID CLICK , ARAMARK  IS REALLY RASING HELL IN  CLALLAM COUNTY, WA STATE.

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    POSTED Sep 18, 2008

    Another Aramark Ripoff – Review of Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort …

    https://www.tripadvisor.com › … › Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort

    Rating: 2 – ‎Review by a TripAdvisor user – ‎Price range: $258 – $331 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)

    Sep 18, 2008 – Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort: Another Aramark Ripoff – See 459 traveler reviews, 211 candid photos, and great deals for Sol Duc Hot Springs …

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    ARAMARK PARKS AND RESORTS HAS BEEN PROVIDING ALL THIS AND MORE FOR 40 …

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    FINALLY IN 2015 ARAMARK GOT THE BOOT (seven years later)

    Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort
    c/o: Olympic Peninsula Hospitality, LLC

    1101 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19107
    720-255-9548

    Services: Swimming Pools; Food Service Operations; Retail Operations; Lodging; Campgrounds

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    ARAMARK BRAGS A LOT!

     ARAMARK PARKS AND RESORTS HAS BEEN PROVIDING ALL THIS AND MORE FOR 40 …

    “ARAMARK’S BEEN GIVEN A TREMENDOUS OPPORTUNITY BY THE NATIONAL PARKS SERVICE IN TRUSTING US TO DELIVER UPON THEIR SUSTAINABLE INITIATIVES AND PRESERVE THIS LAND”

    ARAMARK “WE’VE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE INNOVATIVE AND CREATIVE IN COMING UP WITH NEW IDEAS OF HOW TO DELIVER ON OUR MUTUAL OBJECTIVES.”

    MUTUAL GLOBELIZATION OBJECTIVES AROUND THE WORLD,  IN 22 COUNTRIES OUR 270,000+ TEAM MEMBERS DELIVER…….

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    ARAMARK’S TEAM MEMBERS DELIVER……. OR NOT!

    La Crosse Tribune – Jul 31, 2017

    Aramark workers air dirty laundry in contract dispute

    Most of the demonstrators, members of United Electrical Workers Local 1121, were wearing orange T-shirts with “Inmate #632” stenciled on the front and “Eramark State Prison” on the back AS THEY TREKKED OUT OF THE BUILDING WHERE THEY LAUNDER UNIFORMS, TOWELS AND OTHER SUPPLIES FOR HOTELS, RESTAURANTS AND OTHER BUSINESSES.

    ARAMARK IS RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST ADMIRED COMPANIES BY FORTUNE, AS WELL AS AN EMPLOYER OF CHOICE BY THE HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN AND DIVERSITYINC. Learn more at www.aramark.com or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

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    Organizational Structure of the National Park Service (U.S. National …

    https://www.nps.gov/aboutus/organizational-structure.htm

    Jan 9, 2017THEY ARE LED BY THE NPS DIRECTOR, WHO IS SUPPORTED BY SENIOR EXECUTIVES (SES Obama’s leftovers?) who manage … Chief of Staff … Deputy Director, Congressional & External Relations … Business Services Directorate … COMMERCIAL SERVICES PROGRAM.

    And, ARAMARK CORP IS A COMMERCIAL SERVICE, A NATIONAL PARKS SERVICE CONCESSIONAIRE and there is a new sheriff (Brian Borda) in WA DC.

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    ARAMARK’S Monopoly is Bad for America

    How Bad is ARAMARK’S Monopoly in America?

     WORSE THAN YOU THINK….

    AND, ARAMARK GLOBAL MONOPOLY IS WORSE THAN YOU COULD EVER IMAGINE.

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    The rest of the story by Pearl Harvey

    So, ARAMARK BROUGHT IN 16 FOREIGN VISA WORKERS to Lake Quinault Lodge, WA State

    I wonder what they’ve (ARAMARK) done up at Lake Crescent Lodge?

    Hmmm…. ONP ARAMARK’S MONOPOLY IN CLALLAM COUNTY WA?

    WHAT HAS ARAMARK’S  MONOPOLY, USING IMPORTED FOREIGN VISA WORKERS, DONE  TO LOCAL EMPLOYMENT IN CLALLAM COUNTY WA?

    Lake Crescent Lodge/Fairholme Store/Hurricane Ridge.

    c/o: ARAMARK Sports and Entertainment Services, LLC

    ARAMARK Tower Philadelphia, PA 19107

    Services: Auto, Gas, and Service Stations; Rentals; Retail Operations; Food Service Operations; Lodging

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    Log Cabin Resort

    c/o: ARAMARK Sports and Entertainment Services, LLC

    3183 East Beach Road Port Angeles, WA 98363
    360-928-3325

    Services: Food Service Operations; Lodging; Retail Operations; Rentals

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    So, I emailed ONP……

    Sent: Wednesday, August 02, 2017 6:52 PM

    Subject: ONP Foreign Job Visa Workers?

    People send me stuff… Concerns.

    Lake Quinault Lodge, Aramark Corp. brought in 16 foreign visa workers this year from Nigeria, India, Pakistan, and Romania to name a few. Guaranteed employment until October.  WOW! 16 jobs taken from our depressed local community where few are working.

    What has ARAMARK done at Lake Crescent Lodge?

    The response FROM ONP….

    Hi Pearl

    We don’t have that kind of information for our concessionaires. You’ll need to call Aramark or Lake Crescent Lodge directly.

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    SO? LORD ONLY KNOWS WHAT ARAMARK MONOPOLY, IMPORTED FOREIGN VISA WORKERS, HAS DONE  TO LOCAL EMPLOYMENT IN CLALLAM COUNTY WA?

    What has ARAMARK done at Lake Crescent Lodge?

    What has ARAMARK done  at Log Cabin Resort?

    What has ARAMARK done at  Hurricane Ridge?

    What has ARAMARK done  at Fairholme Store?

    August 01, 2017 The tip of the LOCAL WA STATE ARAMARK Iceberg.

    August 01, 2017 Interestingly enough I learned today (in an email) that ARAMARK CORP. (partners of the park), and the current owners of the Lake Quinault Lodge, BROUGHT IN 16 FOREIGN VISA WORKERS THIS YEAR FROM NIGERIA, INDIA, PAKISTAN, AND ROMANIA TO NAME A FEW. GUARANTEED EMPLOYMENT UNTIL OCTOBER.  WOW! 16 JOBS TAKEN FROM OUR DEPRESSED LOCAL COMMUNITY WHERE FEW ARE WORKING. 

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    August 05, 2017 And,  Interestingly enough, I learned today,  researching on line  there is a new NPS sheriff (Brian Borda) in WA DC.  The old NPS concessioners swamp is being drained including  those who were previously  supported by SENIOR EXECUTIVES (SES Obama’s leftovers)

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    ARAMARK GLOBAL MONOPOLY CORP IS A COMMERCIAL SERVICE, A NATIONAL PARKS SERVICE CONCESSIONAIRE.

    AND IT IS POSSIBLE TO GIVE GIVE  A NATIONAL PARKS SERVICE CONCESSIONAIRE THE BOOT.

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    PRESIDENT TRUMP AND HIS  APPOINTED ADMINISTRATION ARE  DOING THEIR JOBS. 

    The bottom line

    BUT, HOW BADLY, HAVE ARAMARK GLOBAL MONOPOLY CORP’S IMPORTED  FOREIGN VISA WORKERS, AFFECTED AMERICAN WORKERS?

     


  • ARAMARK’S Monopoly is Bad for America

    How Bad is ARAMARK’S Monopoly in America?

     WORSE THAN YOU THINK….

    AND, ARAMARK GLOBAL MONOPOLY IS WORSE THAN YOU COULD EVER IMAGINE.

    August 01, 2017 The tip of the LOCAL ARAMARK Iceberg.

     Interestingly enough I learned today (in an email) that ARAMARK CORP. (partners of the park), and the current owners of the Lake Quinault Lodge, BROUGHT IN 16 FOREIGN VISA WORKERS THIS YEAR FROM NIGERIA, INDIA, PAKISTAN, AND ROMANIA TO NAME A FEW. GUARANTEED EMPLOYMENT UNTIL OCTOBER.  WOW! 16 JOBS TAKEN FROM OUR DEPRESSED LOCAL COMMUNITY WHERE FEW ARE WORKING. 

    Original Message —–

    From: xxx

    To: pearl hewett

    Sent: Tuesday, August 01, 2017 1:12 AM

    Subject: Foreign Job Visa Vandalism

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    Behind our backs, behind closed doors,

    The US Forest Service Uses its Authority and the National Park Service selects.

    THE U.S. FOREST SERVICE USED  ITS AUTHORITY TO ISSUE A SPECIAL USE PERMIT TO CONCESSIONAIRE ARAMARK FOR LAKE QUINAULT LODGE

     AND, THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE (NPS) SELECTED ARAMARK AS THE  NEW CONCESSION OPERATOR FOR YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, A CONTRACT WORTH ABOUT $2 BILLION DOLLARS

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    So, why did the National Park Service select Aramark over the incumbent, Delaware North?

    DOES CONGRESS HAVE A SAY IN THIS?

    YES, AFTER THE FACT, AFTER A FASHION.

    The park service (NPS)  is required to submit for a 60-day congressional review contracts worth more than $5 million a year or that last 10 years or more, Olson explained. Members of the House Natural Resources Committee and Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, though, do not have to formally approve it or take any action at all.

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    HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF MONOPOLY POWER AND MARKET POWER?

    HOW BIG AND HOW BAD IS ARAMARK’S MONOPOLY POWER IN AMERICA?

     ARAMARK  BRAGS, WE HAVE A BIG TEAM HERE AT ARAMARK. OUR DREAMERS AND DOERS ARE A TALENTED GROUP OF 270,000+, SPREAD OUT ACROSS 22 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES. They provide dedicated service to millions of our customers, and their expertise and tenacity is what drives our business.

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    HOW BIG AND HOW BAD IS ARAMARK’ S MARKET POWER IN AMERICA?

    ARAMARK IS A GLOBAL FOR PROFIT PROVIDER LISTED ON THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE

     Aramark’s revenues totaled US$14.416 billion in 2016, and the company was listed as the 27th largest employer on the Fortune 500. ….

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    NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE (NYSE):”ARMK”

    Description

     ARAMARK IS A GLOBAL PROVIDER of food, facilities and uniform services to education, healthcare, business and industry, and sports, leisure and corrections clients.

     ARAMARK The Company operates through three segments:

    Food and Support Services North America (FSS North America),

    Food and Support Services International (FSS International)

     and Uniform and Career Apparel (Uniform).

    FSS North America and FSS International segments include food, refreshment, specialized dietary and support services, including facility maintenance and housekeeping, provided to business, educational and healthcare institutions and in sports, leisure and other facilities.

    The Uniform segment includes rental, sale, cleaning, maintenance and delivery of personalized uniforms and other textile items to clients in a range of industries in the United States, Puerto Rico, Japan and Canada, including manufacturing, transportation, construction, restaurants and hotels, healthcare and pharmaceutical industries.

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    THAT IS THE SCOPE OF ARAMARK’S GLOBAL MONOPOLY POWER AND MARKET POWER.

    ANY QUESTIONS?

    HOW ABOUT A 2011 COMMENT, ARAMARK’S PROFITS CONTINUE TO ROLL IN EVEN WHEN THE COMPANY DOES A TERRIBLE JOB.

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    ARAMARK HAS ALSO BEEN THE SUBJECT OF A NUMBER OF SCANDALS REGARDING LABOR PRACTICES AND …

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    Is Aramark as bad as John Oliver thinks? No, it’s worse!

    By MiAtheistGal

    Sunday Jul 27, 2014 · 11:45 AM PDT

    Last Sunday (07/20/14) on his superb HBO show, Last Week Tonight, John Oliver treated us to a look at America’s Broken Prison System.  If you haven’t seen this piece, it’s worth the 17+ minutes.  Mainly, the piece focused on why we have many more people in prison than any other country.  Due to these high populations, we’ve had to look at ways to reduce costs, mostly through privatization of certain prison services.

    It was during this part of the piece regarding privatization that Oliver brought up Aramark, one of the companies providing meals to the prison population once it’s been privatized.

    OF COURSE, I KNEW ARAMARK WAS A PRIVATE PRISON FOOD PROVIDER.  THAT FACT IS HARD TO MISS IN MICHIGAN,

    AS THIS IS ONE OF STATES WHERE THE INFAMOUS maggoty meals WERE SERVED TO PRISONERS.

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    NOV 22, 2006 – ARAMARK HAS THE SOLE CONTRACT FOR ALL SERVICES ON CAMPUS,”

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    ACCORDING TO A 2011 REPORT  FROM THE JUSTICE POLICY INSTITUTE (JPI),… ARAMARK’S PROFITS CONTINUE TO ROLL IN EVEN WHEN THE COMPANY DOES A TERRIBLE JOB.

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    Prison strike organizers to protest food giant Aramark | PBS NewsHour

    www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/prison-strike-protest-aramark/

    BY Kamala Kelkar JANUARY 8, 2017 at 2:01 PM EDT …. Fathi said he did not think Aramark was any better or worse than other prison food companies, nor does the …

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    “IT’S A MONOPOLY AND THE CONSUMERS HAVE ULTIMATELY ZERO CHOICE,” HE SAID.

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    THERE’S NOTHING LIKE A PRISON FULL OF CAPTIVE  CONSUMER WITH “NO CHOICE”

    MONOPOLIES DO WHAT THEY WANT BECAUSE THEY CAN?

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    OH, SILLY ME… I THOUGHT THE U.S. GOVERNMENT HAD ANTI-TRUST LAWS AGAINST MONOPOLIES…

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    ANTITRUST LAWS. IN 1890, THE SHERMAN ANTI-TRUST ACT BECAME THE FIRST LEGISLATION PASSED BY THE U.S. CONGRESS TO LIMIT MONOPOLIES. … IN 1914, TWO ADDITIONAL ANTI-TRUST PIECES OF LEGISLATION WERE PASSED TO HELP PROTECT CONSUMERS AND PREVENT MONOPOLIES.

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    United States antitrust law is a collection of federal and state government laws that regulates the conduct and organization of BUSINESS CORPORATIONS, generally to promote fair competition for the benefit of consumers.

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     JAN 5, 2017

    Antitrust Laws And You – US Department of Justice

    https://www.justice.gov/atr/antitrust-laws-and-you

    JAN 5, 2017The Federal Government enforces three major Federal antitrust laws, and … AN UNLAWFUL MONOPOLY EXISTS WHEN ONE FIRM CONTROLS THE MARKET FOR A PRODUCT OR … The Antitrust Division also often uses other laws to fight illegal …

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    AFTER ABOUT 30 HOURS OF READING, RESEARCHING AND DOCUMENTING THE GLOBAL MONOPOLY OF ARAMARK WITH A  GROUP OF 270,000+, SPREAD OUT ACROSS 22 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES……

     —————————————————————————-

    IT’S TIME FOR THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TO  INVESTIGATE THE SCOPE  OF ARAMARK IMPORTING AND HIRING OF UNSKILLED FOREIGN VISA WORKERS IN AMERICA (with and from a group of  270,000+workers)

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     ARAMARK CORP. BROUGHT IN 16 UNSKILLED FOREIGN VISA WORKERS THIS YEAR FROM NIGERIA, INDIA, PAKISTAN, AND ROMANIA TO NAME A FEW.(into one tiny WA State community)

    ARAMARK CORP. GUARANTEED EMPLOYMENT TO 16 UNSKILLED FOREIGN VISA WORKERS UNTIL OCTOBER. 

     ND WOW! 16 JOBS WERE TAKEN FROM OUR DEPRESSED LOCAL COMMUNITY WHERE FEW ARE WORKING. 

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     GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP

    TRUMP IMMIGRATION PROPOSAL IS A WAY TO PROTECT AMERICAN WORKERS BY REDUCING UNSKILLED IMMIGRATION.( LIKE ARAMARK CORP OF UNSKILLED FOREIGN VISA WORKERS?)

    PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID, AMERICA FIRST…

    “IT HAS NOT BEEN FAIR TO OUR PEOPLE, TO OUR CITIZENS, TO OUR WORKERS,” TRUMP SAID.

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    HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF MONOPOLY POWER “PLUS” MARKET POWER?

     WHEN IS PRESIDENT TRUMP’S  U.S. DEPT OF JUSTICE GOING TO INVESTIGATE THE MONOPOLY POWER “PLUS” THE MARKET POWER OF ARAMARK CORP.?


  • Sen. Cantwell Bipartisan Fix for Affordable?

    IF YOU DON’T WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE 500 LB. GORILLA IN WA DC, OBAMACARE’S UNAFFORDABLE FEDERAL HEALTHCARE FIX  JUST EMAIL OUT THE FOLLOWING AND CHANGE THE SUBJECT.

    —– Original Message —–

    From: Office of Senator Maria Cantwell

    To: phew@wavecable.com

    Sent: Tuesday, August 01, 2017 4:40 PM

    Subject: A BIPARTISAN FIX TO OUR AFFORDABLE HOUSING CRISIS

    FELLOW WASHINGTONIANS

    AN AFFORDABLE HOUSING CRISIS IS HAPPENING ACROSS OUR COUNTRY

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     LET’S CALL SENATOR CANTWELL (D) AFFORDABLE FIX A 50% INCREASE IN THE LOW-INCOME HOUSING TAX CREDIT (LIHTC)

    LET’S CALL SENATOR CANTWELL (D) AFFORDABLE FIX ABOUT $15 BILLION ANNUALLY.

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    Senators Cantwell and Hatch Reintroduce Affordable Housing Credit …

    www.enterprisecommunity.org/…/2017/…/senators-cantwell-and-hatch-reintroduce-af…

    Mar 8, 2017 – and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) introduced the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2017 (S. 548) , a …

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    RECENTLY Jul 18, 2016  THERE HAS BEEN A FLURRY OF LEGISLATIVE PROPOSALS TO ADD YET MORE HOUSING SUBSIDIES TO THE HOUSING SECTOR, ALREADY ONE OF THE MOST HEAVILY SUBSIDIZED.

     Jul 18, 2016  How Much would It Cost?

    FOR EXAMPLE, S.2962 BY SENATOR CANTWELL WOULD INCREASE THE LOW-INCOME HOUSING TAX CREDIT (LIHTC) PROGRAM TO ABOUT $15 BILLION ANNUALLY (A 50% INCREASE)

     The legislation is very similar to the comprehensive version of the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act (S. 3237), introduced by Senators Cantwell (D) and Hatch  (R) in 2016

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    AND THE LATEST (S. 548)

    Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2017 (S. 548) – GovTrack

    https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/s548

    1. S. 548. A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reform the low-income housing credit, and for other purposes. In GovTrack.us, a database of bills in …
    2. S.548: Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2017

    About this Bill

    You can

    read the bill

    Sponsor

    Maria Cantwell, D-Wash.

    Total Cosponsors

    19 (10 Democrats, 1 Independent, 8 Republicans)

    Introduced

    March 7, 2017

    Latest Major Action

    March 7, 2017

    See it on

    GovTrack

    See it on

    C-SPAN

    Bill Progress

    • Bill introduced in the Senate
    • Bill passed in the Senate
    • Bill passed in the House
    • Bill signed into law

    Bill Summary

    Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2017 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code, with respect to the low-income housing credit, to rename the credit “the affordable housing credit” and make several modifications to the credit. The bill increases state allocations for the credit and modifies the cost-of-living adjustments. It also revises tenant eligibility requirements, with respect to: the average income test, income eligibility for rural projects, increased tenant income, student occupancy rules, and tenant voucher payments that are taken into account as rent. The bill revises various requirements to: establish a 4% minimum credit rate for certain projects, permit relocation costs to be taken into account as rehabilitation expenditures, repeal the qualified census tract population cap, require housing credit agencies to make certain determinations regarding community revitalization plans, prohibit local approval and contribution requirements, increase the credit for certain projects designated to serve extremely low-income households, increase the credit for certain bond-financed projects designated by state agencies, increase the population cap for difficult development areas, and eliminate the basis reduction for affordable housing properties that are allowed the credit and receive certain energy-related tax credits and deductions. The bill also modifies requirements regarding the reconstruction or replacement period after a casualty loss, rights related to building purchases, the prohibition on claiming acquisition credits for properties placed in service in the previous 10 years, foreclosures, and projects that assist Native Americans.

    (Source: Congressional Research Service)

    Bill Actions

    Date

    Description

    March 6, 2017

    Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

    Sources: Library of Congress, Clerk of the House of Representatives, Secretary of the Senate, Government Printing Office, Sunlight Fou

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     The bottom line on SENATOR MARIA CANTWELL(D)  EMAIL AUG 1, 2017

    I HOPE YOU WILL JOIN ME AS I CONTINUE FIGHTING TO EXPAND THE (2014 $6.7 BILLION) LIHTC  TO ABOUT $15 BILLION ANNUALLY (A 50% INCREASE) AND BUILD MORE AFFORDABLE HOUSING, FOR MORE AMERICANS.

     OF COURSE SHE LEFT OUT THE AFFORDABLE $15 BILLION DOLLAR ANNUAL COST.

    $15,000,000,000.00

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    THE FULL TEXT OF SENATOR MARIA CANTWELLS AUG 1, 2017 EMAIL IS AT THE BOTTOM

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    HISTORY DOCUMENTS

     Market-based solutions are the only way to get home prices and rents …

    www.aei.org/publication/market-solutions-only-way-get-housing-back-in-line/

    Jul 18, 2016 – For example, S.2962 by Senator Cantwell would increase the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program to about $15 of government subsidies charged to all tax payers,” (iii) subsidized housing “invariably costs …

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    Nov 7, 2013 – How Much DID (LIHTC)  Cost? $6.7 BILLION DOLLARS  

    The Tax Break-Down: The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit …

    www.crfb.org/blogs/tax-break-down-low-income-housing-tax-credit

    Nov 7, 2013 – How Much Does It Cost? According to the Joint Committee on Taxation, the LOW INCOME HOUSING TAX CREDIT (LIHTC)  WILL COST $6.7 BILLION DOLLARS  IN FOREGONE REVENUE IN 2014

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    HOW THINGS WORK (OR NOT)

    Under The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC)

    the government allocates nonrefundable tax credits to state-run housing agencies

    who distribute them to housing developers

    that agree to make a portion of their units available to low-income renters.

    The housing developers who receive the tax credits

    then sell them to independent investors to help finance the actual development of the housing units.

    The investors are ultimately the ones who claim the tax credit

    rather than the low-income residents of the rental units or the developers.

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    Senator Hatch (R-UT)

     “One reason I support the LIHTC is that it… allows decisions on housing to be made within the communities where the housing is needed while involving the private sector.” – Senator Hatch (R-UT)

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    15  BILLION REASONS I OPPOSE THE LIHTC,  I  STAND WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP ON CUTTING FUNDING FOR LOCAL PROJECTS THAT SHOULD BE FUNDED BY STATES AND LOCALITIES THAT BENEFIT FROM THEIR USE…..

    SEATTLE, AND MANY OTHER BIG (D) CITIES AND STATES HAVE SELF INFLICTED “LOCAL CRISIS FUNDING ISSUES”

    IF A CITY OR A STATE CREATES A LOCAL CRISIS  WITH POOR PLANNING, GREED OR STUPIDITY MOST CERTAINLY, FEDERAL FUNDING MUST BE CUT AND THE CITY AND STATE MUST FIND LOCALLY FUNDING FOR THE FINANCIAL CRISIS THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR CREATING.

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    Priorities Poll | Maria Cantwell, U.S. Senator

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    2017 Priorities Poll. … Will you take 30 seconds to take my 2017 Priorities Poll? First Name. Email Address … Access to affordable housingSeattle, WA 98111.

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    affordable housing | KNKX

    knkx.org/term/affordable-housing

    Leaders of the Rental Housing Association of Washington say the City … Officials who help low-income people get housing in Seattle say it’s not clear how … HOUSING ADVOCATES’ BIG PRIORITY IN 2017: Defending A $48 Fee … Cantwell Highlights Pierce County Affordable Housing Shortage, Pushes For Tax Credit Extension.

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    SEATTLE, AND MANY OTHER BIG (D) CITIES AND STATES HAVE SELF INFLICTED “LOCAL CRISIS FUNDING ISSUES”

    PRESIDENT TRUMP IS CUTTING FEDERAL FUNDING FOR LOCAL PROJECTS THAT SHOULD BE FUNDED BY STATES AND LOCALITIES THAT BENEFIT FROM THEIR USE…..

    SHALL WE START WITH FEDERAL FUNDING FOR (D) SANCTUARY CITIES AND THOSE WHO BENEFIT FROM THEIR USE.

    SEATTLE WA HAS A LOCAL SELF INFLICTED AFFORDABLE HOUSING CRISIS,  AS DO MANY OTHER BIG (D) CITIES

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    Aug 1, 2017 SENATOR CANTWELL (D)  email SAYS, IF WE DON’T TAKE (FEDERAL) ACTION NOW, AS MANY AS 15 MILLION AMERICANS WILL BE SPENDING HALF THEIR MONTHLY INCOME ON RENT BY 2025.

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    June 26, 2017 FREE THE OBAMACARE 15 MILLION AMERICANS, They’re not ‘losing’ insurance; they just won’t be forced to get policies they don’t want.

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    AND, REALLY, SENATOR CANTWELL (D) AUG 1, 2017  EMAIL SAID,  If we don’t take action now, to bolster the AFFORDABLE “HOUSING” CRISIS  program, IT’S LIKELY THAT ALMOST $1 BILLION IN INVESTMENTS WILL BE LOST IN THIS YEAR ALONE.

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    IN 2016 ALONE, OBAMACARE WILL COST AMERICAN TAXPAYERS A  TOTAL OF $110,000,000,000.00 $110 BILLION DOLLARS. IN JUST ONE YEAR, 2016  UNAFFORDABLE OBAMACARE WAS A  NATIONAL MEDICAL $110 BILLION DOLLARS FINANCIAL CRISIS.

    SO Aug 1, 2017 EMAIL, WA DC SENATOR CANTWELL (D) IN SEATTLE: WANTS A FEDERAL BIPARTISAN FIX TO OUR? THE AFFORDABLE “HOUSING” CRISIS?

    REALLY, SENATOR CANTWELL (D)  15 MILLION AMERICANS WILL BE SPENDING THEIR MONEY ON WHAT?

    REALLY, PRESIDENT TRUMP AND GOP, FREE THE OBAMACARE 15 MILLION AMERICANS THAT WILL BE SPENDING THEIR MONTHLY INCOME ON  UNAFFORDABLE HEALTH INSURANCE THAT THEY DON’T NEED AND DON’T WANT.

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    SEATTLE HAS A  SELF INFLICTED LOCAL CRISIS FUNDING THE HOMELESS, AS DO MANY OTHER BIG (D) CITIES

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    I STAND WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP CUTTING FUNDING FOR LOCAL PROJECTS THAT SHOULD BE FUNDED BY STATES AND LOCALITIES THAT BENEFIT FROM THEIR USE…..

    IN EXPLAINING THE CUT, THE PRESIDENT’S BUDGET THIS WEEK SAYS TRANSIT ISN’T A NATIONAL MISSION.

    “THE BUDGET PROPOSES REDUCED FUNDING FOR … LOCAL TRANSIT PROJECTS THAT SHOULD BE FUNDED BY STATES AND LOCALITIES THAT BENEFIT FROM THEIR USE,” IT SAYS.

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    BIPARTISAN SUPPORT?  LIKE OBAMACARE?  DODD-FRANK?

    BIPARTISAN AFFORDABLE SUPPORT?  FROM ELECTED DEMOCRATS AND BLUE HILLARY STATES?

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    REALLY…

    Support Affordable Housing today! | Maria Cantwell, U.S. Senator

    https://www.cantwell.com/action/support-affordable-housing-today

    Sign on to call on Congress to to encourage, support, and accelerate the construction of affordable housing.

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    AUG 2, 2017  REALLY,  SENATOR CANTWELL GO BACK TO WA DC

     GET YOUR DEMOCRATIC COLLEAGUES TOGETHER, SENATOR MURRAY AND REP. KILMER  AND  DO AN AFFORDABLE FIX ON OBAMACARE

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    JUNE 26, 2017 FREE THE OBAMACARE 15 MILLION  THE CBO DOESN’T BELIEVE THAT MILLIONS WILL “LOSE” THEIR INSURANCE IN 2018. INSTEAD, THE AGENCY THINKS THAT MILLIONS WILL HAPPILY CANCEL THEIR COVERAGE — EVEN THOSE WHO GET IT FOR FREE. THE REASON: THE SENATE BILL WOULD REPEAL THE OBAMACARE TAX PENALTY ON THE UNINSURED, KNOWN AS THE INDIVIDUAL MANDATE.

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    Senate Health Care Bill Will Reduce Coverage by 15 Million. Good …

    www.nationalreview.com/article/448991/senate-health-care-bill-will-reduce-coverage-…

    Jun 26, 2017 – This week, the Senate will decide whether to end government … will lose medical coverage next year if the Senate GOP’s healthcare bill … 12.7 uninsured million people — more than twice as many … READ MORE: … Next Article ….. fewer preventable hospital deaths(2015) http://www.politifact.com/.
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    —– Original Message —–

    From: Office of Senator Maria Cantwell

    To: phew@wavecable.com

    Sent: Tuesday, August 01, 2017 4:40 PM

    Subject: A Bipartisan Fix to Our Affordable Housing Crisis

     

    Fellow Washingtonians,

    An affordable housing crisis is happening across our country.

    If we don’t take action now, as many as 15 million Americans will be spending half their monthly income on rent by 2025.

    That’s why I requested today’s hearing, to address the worsening affordable housing shortage gripping our nation, and discuss my Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act, that would expand the successful Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) – our most effective tool for addressing America’s affordable housing crisis.

    WATCH: Senate Finance Committee Hearing on the Affordable Housing Crisis

    Under my proposal, which is cosponsored by Finance Committee Chairman Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Ranking Member Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), and 16 others, the expanded LIHTC would help create or preserve approximately 1,300,000 affordable homes over a 10-year period – an increase of 400,000 more units than is possible under the current program.

    Senators from both parties spoke in support of the LIHTC program, presenting an opportunity for bipartisan action as tax reform negotiations begin.

    “One reason I support the LIHTC is that it… allows decisions on housing to be made within the communities where the housing is needed while involving the private sector.” – Senator Hatch (R-UT)

    “The LIHTC is a critical tool.” – Senator Brown (D-OH)

    “I’m a big supporter of Ms. Cantwell’s program… It has passed the test of time” – Senator Isakson (R-GA)

    “The LIHTC is the major tool available and strengthening that tool is the most important thing I believe we can do.” – Senator Cardin (D-MD)

    If we don’t take action now, to bolster the program, it’s likely that almost $1 billion in investments will be lost in this year alone.

    According to the National Association of Home Builders, annual LIHTC development supports approximately 95,700 jobs and $9.1 billion in wages and business income.

    “America’s housing affordability crisis affects millions of families in urban, suburban, and rural areas nationwide, and the federal government must do everything in its power to help communities address it—beginning with expanding the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit. We commend Senator Cantwell and her colleagues for pursuing a bipartisan solution to this pressing issue and urge every member of Congress to reflect on today’s hearing and support the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2017.” – Anthony J. Alfieri, president, Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition.

    My bill would also allow the 58,000 homeless students in the U.S. to finally access the affordable housing units created with LIHTC, expanding development opportunities in rural and Native communities and providing flexibility and financial feasibility to developments so they can more deeply target their units to the neediest individuals, including the homeless.

    Over the past year, I’ve met with local communities and visited affordable housing developments in Seattle, Tacoma, Spokane, Vancouver, Walla Walla, Longview, Kent, Bremerton, Bellingham, Portland, New York City and Salt Lake City and they’ve all told me the same thing: we need more affordable housing.

    I HOPE YOU WILL JOIN ME AS I CONTINUE FIGHTING TO EXPAND THE LIHTC AND BUILD MORE AFFORDABLE HOUSING, FOR MORE AMERICANS.

    As always, you can contact me with your questions and concerns through my website. Follow me on Twitter and Facebook to stay updated on the issues. Let’s stay in touch!

    Sincerely,

    Maria

     

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