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    Fake news evidence session in Washington DC update – Parliament UK

    www.parliament.uk/…/committees/committees…committee/…/fake-news-us-evidence/

    Jan 25, 2018This oral evidence session is part of the Committee’s inquiry into Fake news and misinformation. This is the first ever live broadcast, public hearing of a House of Commons select committee outside of the United Kingdom. It will be a formal proceeding of the UK Parliament. A transcript of the proceedings will …

    click on the link below to watch the FAKE NEWS on CSPAN

    Member Parliament IanCLucas British FakeNews hearing – C-Span

    https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4713725/member…british-fakenews-hearing

    4 days ago – February 8, 2018 More Videos From. BHOC Committee Hearing on “Fake News”. British Committee Hearing on “Fake News,” Part 1 · British Committee Hearing on “Fake News,” Part 2. More information about …

    Representatives from social media organizations Google, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube testified before a British parliamentary committee examining “fake news.”

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    The usual practice at the start of a select committee hearing is for the chair to thank the witnesses for having made the effort to come. At the digital, culture, media and sport committee’s latest hearing on “fake news” it was the other way round. For the first time in parliamentary history, an entire committee had upped sticks and decamped to the US.

    Quite why they had chosen to do so was not altogether clear. As far as anyone was aware, Google, YouTube and Facebook all had senior executives working in the UK who were just as qualified to give evidence as their US counterparts. But on the off chance that the committee was hell-bent on hearing from the Americans, you’d have thought it was a great deal cheaper and much less of an organizational nightmare to fly them to the UK. After all, some of them were halfway to London having already flown 3,000 miles from Silicon Valley to join the committee in Washington.

    A group of 11 British MPs flew to Washington at a cost of £30,000 to taxpayers.

    But why?

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    Ending net neutrality will save the internet, not destroy it | Fox News

    www.foxnews.com/opinion/…/ending-net-neutrality-will-save-internet-not-destroy-it.ht…

    Dec 16, 2017 – The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) made the right move Thursday when it undid an Obama-era power grab commonly referred to as “net neutrality,” ending the agency’s micro-management of the internet. The FCC action benefits consumers and ensures that the internet will …

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    NET NEUTRALITY IMPACT BEYOND THE US

    So how does this (FCC)  decision in the United State Of America ending “net neutrality,”affect the United Kingdom and continental Europe?

    In the UK, net neutrality is currently protected by European Union  policy 2015-2120 in support of a digital single market – Brexit fallout aside.

    NET NEUTRALITY THE GLOBAL VIEW

    In terms of global scope, the United  Nations  has recognized that internet access is a vital enabler for realizing its own Sustainable Development Goals.

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    Watch part 1 and 2 of the videos on CSPAN, as a voting  American Citizen, it was quite apparent to me why they had chosen to do so,  But you decide.

    Question everything? Location? Timing? Means? Opportunity? and Motive?

    HOSTING ORGANIZATION

    George Washington University

    How Liberal is George Washington University?

    Liberal speakers outnumber conservatives 3-to-1 at GWU

    https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=10029

    Oct 24, 2017 – Of the 45 political speakers hosted by The George Washington University during the 2016-17 academic year, 30 were liberal and just 9 were conservative.

    A group of 11 British MPs flew to Washington at a cost of £30,000 to taxpayers.

    But why?

    What was  the UK British House of Commons really doing in WA DC?

     Just  having a British Committee Hearing on “Fake News”?

     Or using their UK meeting “Fake News” at a Liberal College as a back door for GLOBAL NET NEUTRALITY? 

    The policy of the United Nations, the European Union  and the United Kingdom?

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    YouTube: we’ve found no evidence of Russian interference in Brexit vote

    https://www.theguardian.com/…/youtube-says-no-evidence-of-russian-interference-in-…

    4 days ago – Juniper Downs, YouTube’s global head of public policy, said the company had “conducted a thorough investigation around the Brexit referendum and found no evidence of Russian interference.

    But the claim was greeted by skepticism from MPs holding a public session at George Washington University, …

    After Brexit, the UK Government could revoke this policy,. However, the  UK  Universal Service Obligation (USO), effectively makes broadband access a legal requirement, the  Digital Economy Act 2017 c.30

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    February 8, 2018

    British Committee Hearing on “Fake News,” Part 1 Representatives from social media organizations Google, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube testified before a British parliamentary committee examining “fake news.”

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    Google and Facebook shocked – shocked! – about fake news | John …

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/…/google-and-facebook-shocked-to-find-fake-ne…

    4 days ago – February 8, 2018 At the digital, culture, media and sport committee’s latest hearing on “fake news” it was the other way round. For the first … As far as anyone was aware, Google, YouTube and Facebook all had senior executives working in the UK who were just as qualified to give evidence as their US counterparts. But on …

    Group of 11 British MPs flew to Washington at a cost of £30,000 to taxpayers. But why?

    The usual practice at the start of a select committee hearing is for the chair to thank the witnesses for having made the effort to come. At the digital, culture, media and sport committee’s latest hearing on “fake news” it was the other way round. For the first time in parliamentary history, an entire committee had upped sticks and decamped to the US.

    Quite why they had chosen to do so was not altogether clear. As far as anyone was aware, Google, YouTube and Facebook all had senior executives working in the UK who were just as qualified to give evidence as their US counterparts. But on the off chance that the committee was hell-bent on hearing from the Americans, you’d have thought it was a great deal cheaper and much less of an organisational nightmare to fly them to the UK. After all, some of them were halfway to London having already flown 3,000 miles from Silicon Valley to join the committee in Washington.

    Some might call it a nice winter break at an estimated cost of £30,000 to the British taxpayer. The 11 MPs preferred to call it thoroughness and, to mark the occasion, they had had special lapel badges made for themselves. Every trip abroad deserves a souvenir. And after a day or so to acclimatise and recover from jet lag – the committee flew out to the US on Tuesday – everyone was gathered in an echoey white hall at George Washington University for a 9am start.

    First in the firing line were Richard Gingras, vice-president of news at Google, and Juniper Downs, the global head of public policy at YouTube. Both were at pains to say how pleased they were to be there, how much they admired the work of the committee and how much they hated fake news. Just in case anyone had not been paying attention to this, they repeated how much they hated fake news.

    The committee chair, Damian Collins, is a much shrewder operator than he sometimes appears and probed them rather more forensically than they expected on just how much they put the profit principle above such dreary considerations as monitoring fake news and making sure people weren’t using their platforms to influence election outcomes. “We’ve got 10,000 raiders to make sure people don’t misuse the Google search engines,” Gingras insisted. In which case, Collins observed, why was it that when you typed in Jew, the auto-complete function more often than not took you to an antisemitic website? Gingras shrugged. No one was perfect.

    “It’s mission critical for us,” said Downs, when asked what Google-owned YouTube did to ensure the veracity and provenance of the news videos posted on its site. “We spend tens of millions of dollars on security.” She was then asked how much YouTube made in total. Downs bounced up and down in her chair nervously. “I don’t know,” she squeaked. Collins filled her in: $10bn. So YouTube was spending 0.1% of its earnings on security. Downs shrugged. Sounded plenty to her.

    Things didn’t improve when Facebook’s Monika Bickert, its head of global policy management, and Simon Milner, its policy director for the UK, Middle East and Africa, got their turn in front of the committee. Milner’s appearance was especially baffling as he is a Brit through and through and could far more easily have been questioned in London.

    Like Google and YouTube before them, the Facebook execs were mortified that anyone might have been using their websites for anything other than the greater glory of self-improvement. In fact they were so appalled that they were now voluntarily implementing security measures that the regulators had recently imposed on them.

    None of it was terribly enlightening. Just about the only thing we did learn was new media execs talk the same bullshit the world over. And 11 MPs probably didn’t need to travel 3,000 miles to discover that.

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    Watch part 1 and 2 of the videos on CSPAN, as a voting  American Citizen it was terribly enlightening  to me, but you decide.

    Question everything? Location? Timing? Means? Opportunity? and Motive?

    George Washington University has a history

    GW students: Our profs are liberals

    A conservative students group at George Washington University researched the political leanings of the faculty and found evidence of “substantial liberal bias.”

    The university chapter of Young America’s Foundation found that 92 percent ($221,490) of political donations by GW faculty in the 2008 primary election cycle went to Democratic candidates, while 8 percent ($20,500) went to Republicans. In the presidential election, the ratio was nearly the same, 91 percent to 9 percent.

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    A group of 11 British MPs flew to Washington at a cost of £30,000 to taxpayers. But why?

    What was  the UK really doing in WA DC? Just  having a British Committee Hearing on “Fake News”? Or using their UK meeting “Fake News” at a liberal college as a back door for GLOBAL NET NEUTRALITY?  The policy of the United Nations, the European Union  and the United Kingdom?

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    HOSTING ORGANIZATION

    George Washington University

    British House of Commons

    PEOPLE IN THIS VIDEO

    Monika Bickert Head Facebook->GLOBAL POLICY Management

    Damian Collins Member United Kingdom (Conservative)

    Juniper Downs GLOBAL Head YouTube->Public Policy and Government Relations

    Julie Elliott Member United Kingdom (Labour)

    Paul Farrelly Member United Kingdom (Labour)

    Richard Gingras Vice President Google->News

    Simon Hart Member United Kingdom (Conservative)

    Julian Knight Member United Kingdom (Conservative)

    Ian Lucas Member United Kingdom (Labour)

    Christian “Chris” Matheson Member United Kingdom (Labour)

    Simon Milner Policy Director Facebook->United Kingdom, Middle East, and Africa

    Carlos Monje Assistant Secretary (Former) Department of Transportation->Policy

    Brendan O’Hara Member United Kingdom (Scottish National)

    Nick Pickles Public Policy Manager Twitter->United Kingdom

    Rebecca Pow Member United Kingdom (Conservative)

    Jo Stevens Member United Kingdom (Labour)

    Giles Watling Member United Kingdom (Conservative)


  • What She Learned in Africa Trump Was Right

    Posting this  will  offend some, they will say “Oh but, that was decades ago, everything has change since then”

    If you are not a liberal at age 20 you don’t have a heart If you are not a conservative at age 40 you don’t have a brain.” …attributed to Winston Churchill

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    These are snippets of what she learned in Africa (the full text is below)

    As a twenty-one-year-old (21) starting out in the Peace Corps, I loved Senegal.  In fact, I was euphoric.  I quickly made friends and had an adopted family.  I relished the feeling of the brotherhood of man.  People were open, willing to share their lives and, after they knew you, their innermost thoughts.

    The longer I lived there, the more I understood: it became blindingly obvious that the Senegalese are not the same as us.  The truths we hold to be self-evident are not evident to the Senegalese.  How could they be?  Their reality is totally different.  You can’t understand anything in Senegal using American terms.

    Girls had their clitorises cut off at puberty.  (I witnessed this, at what I thought was going to be a nice coming-of-age ceremony, like a Bat Mitzvah or Confirmation.)

    NEVER IN MY WILDEST DREAMS WOULD I HAVE IMAGINED THAT A FEW DECADES LATER,

    LIBERALS would be pushing the lie that Western civilization is no better than a third-world country.  Or would teach two generations of our kids that loving your own culture and wanting to preserve it are racism.

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    NEVER IN MY WILDEST DREAMS WOULD I HAVE IMAGINED THAT A FEW DECADES LATER….

    Behind My Back | Michigan U.S.A. Female Genital Mutilation

    www.behindmyback.org/2017/04/22/6513

    Michigan U.S.A. Female Genital Mutilation Dr. Fakhruddin Attar, 53, and his wife, Farida Attar, 50, were arrested on charges of “conspiring to perform female genital

    For documentation read the 16 page criminal complaint below.

    As in the case of Dr. Nagarwala last week, the 16-page criminal complaint issued against Dr. Attar and his wife in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan Friday refers to “a particular religious and cultural community” without specifying that community. It is now believed that that community is the Dawoodi Bohra Muslim sect, whose world leader, Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, has called for the tradition to continue.

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    2nd doctor, wife arrested in genital mutilation case – Detroit News

    www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit…genital-mutilation/100741450/

    23 hours ago – Federal agents arrested a second doctor and his wife Friday in a widening conspiracy involving female genital mutilation and members of a …

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    A widening conspiracy in America? TWO  7-YEAR-OLD GIRLS BROUGHT FROM MINNESOTA U.S.A. TO MICHIGAN U.S.A. FOR FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION.

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    Michigan is one of 26 states that have failed to enact laws against the practice.

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    Fortunately, in the United States we have the  law on our side. THIS CASE IS THE FIRST OF ITS KIND EVER PROSECUTED since FGM/C was first criminalized in 1996 in the United States.

    In 2013, the Transport for Female Genital Mutilation Act amended this law to forbid “Vacation Cutting,” the practice of taking a girl overseas for FGM/C.

    We must now modify this to include domestic travel for the same criminal purpose.

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    And Now, Female Genital Mutilation Comes to America – The Daily Beast

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/and-now-female-genital-mutilation-comes-to-america

    Apr 19, 2017 – Last week, a doctor in Michigan was charged with performing genital mutilation on two of her young patients. That’s right—her patients.

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    My blog/website is not to offend, it is to research, document, educate and inform.

    As a preface… this is worth repeating

    If you are not a liberal at age 20 you don’t have a heart If you are not a conservative at age 40 you don’t have a brain.” …attributed to Winston Churchill

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    What I Learned in the Peace Corps in Africa: Trump Is Right

    crushlimbraw.blogspot.com/2018/01/what-i-learned-in-peace-corps-in-africa.html

    What I Learned in the Peace Corps in Africa: Trump Is Right – By Karin McQuillan (This is mandatory reading for any American with a conscience and a pulse.) (Folks – tell all your do-gooder …. http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/01/what_i_learned_in_peace_corps_in_africa_trump_is_right.html. Posted by Crush …


    By K McQ

    Three weeks after college, I flew to Senegal, West Africa, to run a mommunity center in a rural town.  Life was placid, with no danger, except to your health.  That danger was considerable, because it was, in the words of the Peace Corps doctor, “a fecalized environment.”

    In plain English: s— is everywhere.  People defecate on the open ground, and the feces is blown with the dust – onto you, your clothes, your food, the water.  He warned us the first day of training: do not even touch water.  Human feces carries parasites that bore through your skin and cause organ failure.

    Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined that a few decades later, liberals would be pushing the lie that Western civilization is no better than a third-world country.  Or would teach two generations of our kids that loving your own culture and wanting to preserve it are racism.

    Last time I was in Paris, I saw a beautiful African woman in a grand boubou have her child defecate on the sidewalk next to Notre Dame Cathedral.  The French police officer, ten steps from her, turned his head not to see.

    I have seen.  I am not turning my head and pretending unpleasant things are not true.

    Senegal was not a hellhole.  Very poor people can lead happy, meaningful lives in their own cultures’ terms.  But they are not our terms.  The excrement is the least of it.  Our basic ideas of human relations, right and wrong, are incompatible.

    As a twenty-one-year-old starting out in the Peace Corps, I loved Senegal.  In fact, I was euphoric.  I quickly made friends and had an adopted family.  I relished the feeling of the brotherhood of man.  People were open, willing to share their lives and, after they knew you, their innermost thoughts.

    The longer I lived there, the more I understood: it became blindingly obvious that the Senegalese are not the same as us.  The truths we hold to be self-evident are not evident to the Senegalese.  How could they be?  Their reality is totally different.  You can’t understand anything in Senegal using American terms.

    Take something as basic as family.  Family was a few hundred people, extending out to second and third cousins.  All the men in one generation were called “father.”  Senegalese are Muslim, with up to four wives.  Girls had their clitorises cut off at puberty.  (I witnessed this, at what I thought was going to be a nice coming-of-age ceremony, like a Bat Mitzvah or Confirmation.)  Sex, I was told, did not include kissing.  Love and friendship in marriage were Western ideas.  Fidelity was not a thing.  Married women would have sex for a few cents to have cash for the market.

    What I did witness every day was that women were worked half to death.  Wives raised the food and fed their own children, did the heavy labor of walking miles to gather wood for the fire, drew water from the well or public faucet, pounded grain with heavy hand-held pestles, lived in their own huts, and had conjugal visits from their husbands on a rotating basis with their co-wives.  Their husbands lazed in the shade of the trees.

    Yet family was crucial to people there in a way Americans cannot comprehend.

    The Ten Commandments were not disobeyed – they were unknown.  The value system was the exact opposite.  You were supposed to steal everything you can to give to your own relatives.  There are some Westernized Africans who try to rebel against the system.  They fail.

    We hear a lot about the kleptocratic elites of Africa.  The kleptocracy extends through the whole society.  My town had a medical clinic donated by international agencies.  The medicine was stolen by the medical workers and sold to the local store.  If you were sick and didn’t have money, drop dead.  That was normal.

    So here in the States, when we discovered that my 98-year-old father’s Muslim health aide from Nigeria had stolen his clothes and wasn’t bathing him, I wasn’t surprised.  It was familiar.

    In Senegal, corruption ruled, from top to bottom.  Go to the post office, and the clerk would name an outrageous price for a stamp.  After paying the bribe, you still didn’t know it if it would be mailed or thrown out.  That was normal.

    One of my most vivid memories was from the clinic.  One day, as the wait grew hotter in the 110-degree heat, an old woman two feet from the medical aides – who were chatting in the shade of a mango tree instead of working – collapsed to the ground.  They turned their heads so as not to see her and kept talking.  She lay there in the dirt.  Callousness to the sick was normal.

    Americans think it is a universal human instinct to do unto others as you would have them do unto you.  It’s not.  It seems natural to us because we live in a Bible-based Judeo-Christian culture.

    We think the Protestant work ethic is universal.  It’s not.  My town was full of young men doing nothing.  They were waiting for a government job.  There was no private enterprise.  Private business was not illegal, just impossible, given the nightmare of a third-world bureaucratic kleptocracy.  It is also incompatible with Senegalese insistence on taking care of relatives.

    All the little stores in Senegal were owned by Mauritanians.  If a Senegalese wanted to run a little store, he’d go to another country.  The reason?  Your friends and relatives would ask you for stuff for free, and you would have to say yes.  End of your business.  You are not allowed to be a selfish individual and say no to relatives.  The result: Everyone has nothing.

    The more I worked there and visited government officials doing absolutely nothing, the more I realized that no one in Senegal had the idea that a job means work.  A job is something given to you by a relative.  It provides the place where you steal everything to give back to your family.

    I couldn’t wait to get home.  So why would I want to bring Africa here?  Non-Westerners do not magically become American by arriving on our shores with a visa.

    For the rest of my life, I enjoyed the greatest gift of the Peace Corps: I love and treasure America more than ever.  I take seriously my responsibility to defend our culture and our country and pass on the American heritage to the next generation.

    African problems are made worse by our aid efforts.  Senegal is full of smart, capable people.  They will eventually solve their own country’s problems.  They will do it on their terms, not ours.  The solution is not to bring Africans here.

    We are lectured by Democrats that we must privilege third-world immigration by the hundred million with chain migration.  They tell us we must end America as a white, Western, Judeo-Christian, capitalist nation – to prove we are not racist.  I don’t need to prove a thing.  Leftists want open borders because they resent whites, resent Western achievements, and hate America.  They want to destroy America as we know it.

    As President Trump asked, why would we do that?

    We have the right to choose what kind of country to live in.  I was happy to donate a year of my life as a young woman to help the poor Senegalese.  I am not willing to donate my country.

    Behind My Back | Every Immigrant Brings Something

    www.behindmyback.org/2017/05/30/every-immigrant-brings-something

    Every Immigrant Brings Something The following program uses DNA evidence for the history of immigration and migration into the United States of America, starting in …

    Every Immigrant Brings Something

    What DNA Can Tell You, and What It Can’t

    Race is associated with biology,

     WHEREAS ETHNICITY IS ASSOCIATED WITH CULTURE

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    IMMIGRANT’S BRING THEIR CULTURE

    CULTURE DEFINITION. the sum of attitudes, customs, and beliefs that distinguishes one group of people from another. culture is transmitted, through language, material objects, ritual, institutions, and art, from one generation to the next.

    CULTURE DEFINITION the beliefs, customs, arts, etc., of a particular society, group, place, or time. : a particular society that has its own beliefs, ways of life, art, etc. : a way of thinking, behaving, or working that exists in a place or organization and other manifestations of human intellectual achievement regarded collectively.

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    The MUSLIM  “world” is a collection of different countries, CULTURES and people.


  • The Evolution of Allies Wars and the UN

    1907-2018 Learning from World History?

    How one thing leads to another.

     I found this amazing quote, circa unknown?

    “THERE COMES A TIME IN YOUR LIFE WHEN YOU CAN NO LONGER PUT OFF CHOOSING. YOU HAVE TO CHOOSE ONE PATH OR THE OTHER. You can live safe and be protected by people just like you, OR YOU CAN STAND UP AND BE A LEADER FOR WHAT IS RIGHT. Always, remember this: People never remember the crowd;

    THEY REMEMBER THE ONE PERSON THAT HAD THE COURAGE TO SAY AND DO WHAT NO ONE WOULD DO.”

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    2017 Nov 2-8 DISSATISFIED WITH THE PATH AMERICA WAS ON 72%

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    AMERICA WAS DEFINITELY ON THE WRONG PATH

    America Citizens remembered  POLITICALLY INCORRECT Donald J. Trump, American Citizens voted, Trump was elected President of the United States on Nov 8, 2016 and sworn in Jan 20, 2017.

    INDEED, DONALD J. TRUMP WAS THE ONE PERSON THAT HAD THE COURAGE TO SAY AND DO WHAT NO ONE WOULD DO.

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    History of the United Nations | outreach.un.org.mun

    https://outreach.un.org/mun/content/history-united-nations

    THE UNITED NATIONS CHARTER IS THE TREATY THAT ESTABLISHED THE UNITED NATIONS, IT WAS RATIFIED ON 24 OCTOBER 1945. …

    WHICH WILL AFFORD TO ALL NATIONS THE MEANS OF DWELLING IN SAFETY WITHIN THEIR OWN BOUNDARIES, AND WHICH WILL AFFORD ASSURANCE THAT ALL THE MEN IN ALL THE LANDS MAY LIVE OUT THEIR LIVES IN FREEDOM FROM FEAR AND WANT.

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    The United States is the largest provider of financial contributions to the United Nations, providing 22 percent of the entire UN budget in 2017 (in comparison the next biggest contributor is Japan with almost 10 percent, while EU countries pay a total of above 30 percent).

    Only five of NATO’s 28 members — the U.S., Greece, Poland, Estonia and the U.K. — meet the 2% of GDP spending target. The rest lag behind. Germany spent 1.19% of its GDP on defense last year, France forked out 1.78%. Canada, Slovenia, Belgium, Spain and Luxembourg all spend less than 1%.Mar 1, 2017

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    America Citizens remembered and chose Donald J. Trump, American Citizens  voted, Trump was elected President of the United States on Nov 8, 2016 and sworn in Jan 20, 2017.

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    ONE YEAR LATER….. President Trump spoke at the World Economic Forum in  Davos Switzerland.

    “But America first does not mean America alone,” he said. “When the United States grows, so does the world.”

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    Back to The Evolution of Allies, Wars and the UN

    Sorting out the allies, the good and the bad allied powers.

    World War I the War to End All Wars, was a WORLD  WAR originating in Europe it began in 1914 and lasted until 1918.

    During the conflict, GERMANY, AUSTRIA-HUNGARY, BULGARIA AND THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE THE CENTRAL POWERS (bad guys)

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    THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE?

    TURKISH: Osmanlı İmparatorluğu) was an imperial power that existed from 1299 to 1923 (634 years), one of the largest empires to rule the borders of the Mediterranean Sea. AT THE HEIGHT OF ITS POWER, it included Anatolia, the Middle East, part of North Africa, and south-eastern Europe.

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    AND, THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE (REALLY BAD GUYS)  1914-1918  FOUGHT AGAINST GREAT BRITAIN, FRANCE, RUSSIA, ITALY, ROMANIA, JAPAN AND THE UNITED STATES, THE ALLIED POWERS (good guys)

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    ANOTHER GLARING EXAMPLE OF WHY HISTORY MATTERS IN 2018

    ANOTHER CHAPTER IN THE BOOK OF REVELATIONS BY PEARL REVERE

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    The Evolution of Allies, Wars and the UN

    JAN 26, 2018 – PUTIN’S  RUSSIA IS A GLOBAL POWER TO BE RECKONED WITH.

    1945 THE UNITED NATIONS

    2018  (5) NATIONS WITH VETO POWER IN UNITED NATIONS, CHINA, FRANCE, RUSSIA (THE SOVIET UNION), THE UNITED KINGDOM, THE UNITED STATES

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    A BRIEF HISTORY OF RUSSIA. Ancient Russia (800-1200). The Mongols and the Emergence of Moscow (1237-1613). The Romanovs (1613-1825). The Path to Revolution (1825-1920). The Soviet Era (1920-1991). Post-Communism to the Present

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    RUSSIA 1894 Franco-Russian alliance

    RUSSIA 1904 Entente Cordiale

    RUSSIA 1907 Anglo-Russian agreement

    RUSSIA 1907 THE TRIPLE ENTENTE WAS THE MILITARY ALLIANCE FORMED BETWEEN RUSSIA, GREAT BRITAIN AND FRANCE BEFORE WORLD WAR I.

    TO OFFSET THE ALLIANCE FORMED BETWEEN IMPERIAL GERMANY, AUSTRIA-HUNGARY AND ITALY.

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    RUSSIA 1917 THE ALLIED POWERS

    THE POWERS KNOWN AS THE ALLIES IN WORLD WAR I WERE PREDOMINANTLY: GREAT BRITAIN, FRANCE, RUSSIA AND ITALY.

    THE US JOINED THE WAR IN 1917 At almost the same time, THE RUSSIANS WERE FORCED TO DROP OUT of the war due to The Soviet government signed the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk on March 3, 1918, ending four years of aggression between Russia and Germany.

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    1920 THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS

    THE UNITED STATES DID NOT JOIN THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS

    RUSSIA USSR , RUSSIA joined  the League of Nations September 18, 1934

    1939  USSR  RUSSIA WAS EXPELLED BY THE LEAGUE NATIONS

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    RUSSIA 1942 THE UNITED NATIONS DECLARATION

     U.S. PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT, UK PRIME MINISTER CHURCHILL, MAXIM LITVINOV, OF THE USSR (RUSSIA), AND T. V. SOONG, OF CHINA

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    RUSSIA 1945 THE UNITED NATIONS

    CHINA, FRANCE, RUSSIA (THE SOVIET UNION), THE UNITED KINGDOM, THE UNITED STATES

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    RUSSIA 2018  (5) NATIONS WITH VETO POWER IN UNITED NATIONS

    CHINA, FRANCE, RUSSIA (THE SOVIET UNION), THE UNITED KINGDOM, THE UNITED STATES

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    How complicated is it Jan 26, 2018?

     Identifying and sorting out the fickle allies flip flopping frequently, with regards to their loyalties, interests.

    Identifying and sorting out the enduring allies.  Enduring,  Besides meaning long-lasting, enduring sometimes means long-suffering as, during World 1 and World War 2. 

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    1907- 1920 THE ALLIED POWERS

    THE ALLIES OF WORLD WAR I, or Entente Powers, (good guys) were the countries that opposed the CENTRAL POWERS (bad guys) in the First World War. The members of the original TRIPLE ENTENTE OF 1907 WERE THE (good guys) FRENCH REPUBLIC, THE BRITISH EMPIRE AND THE RUSSIAN EMPIRE.

    The United States joined THE ALLIED POWERS IN 1917 after the country could no longer stay neutral, as Woodrow Wilson had planned in the Proclamation of Neutrality.

     The Allies, the Allied Powers, were ultimately comprised of 25 nations

    The US joined the war in 1917, which changed everything. … At almost the same time, the RUSSIANS were forced to drop out of the war due to the Russian Revolution and their inability to fight both the German Army and the communist rebellion….

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    JANUARY 10, 1920, THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS FORMALLY COMES INTO BEING WHEN THE COVENANT OF THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS, RATIFIED BY 42 NATIONS IN 1919, TAKES EFFECT.

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    ALLIES  AND ALLIED POWERS 1894 -1907

    TRIPLE ENTENTE, association between GREAT BRITAIN, FRANCE, AND RUSSIA, THE NUCLEUS OF THE ALLIED POWERS IN WORLD WAR I. It developed from the Franco-Russian alliance that gradually developed and was formalized in 1894, the Anglo-French Entente Cordiale of 1904, and an Anglo-Russian agreement of 1907, which brought the Triple Entente into existence.

    THE TRIPLE ENTENTE WAS THE MILITARY ALLIANCE FORMED BETWEEN RUSSIA, GREAT BRITAIN AND FRANCE BEFORE WORLD WAR I.

     AN EXAMPLE OF TRIPLE ENTENTE IS RUSSIA, GREAT BRITAIN AND FRANCE’S FORMAL BOND WHICH WAS FORMALIZED IN 1907 TO OFFSET THE ALLIANCE FORMED BETWEEN IMPERIAL GERMANY, AUSTRIA-HUNGARY AND ITALY.

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    THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS JANUARY 10, 1920 -1946

    Between 1920 and 1939, a total of 63 countries became member states of the League of Nations. The Covenant forming the League of Nations was included in the Treaty of Versailles and came into force on 10 January 1920.

    THE UNITED STATES DID NOT JOIN THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS

    Despite Wilson’s efforts to gain public support for the League of Nations, the United States government failed to ratify the Treaty of Versailles, the final agreement of the ending of World War I, and therefore, did not join the League.

    RUSSIA (USSR) joined the League of Nations. September 18, 1934  general meeting of the League of Nations adopted a resolution on the admission of the USSR into the League and the inclusion of its representative to its Board as a permanent member.

    1939 THE USSR  RUSSIA was expelled by the league nations.

    Of the 42 founder members of the League of Nations,  only 23 remained members until the league of nations was dissolved in 1946. 7 left, withdrew or were expelled before 1946.

    The complete list can be found here:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/League_of_Nations_members

    IN 1946, THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS WAS OFFICIALLY DISSOLVED WITH THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE UNITED NATIONS.

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    THE UNITED NATIONS DECLARATION Allies 1942?

    On New Year’s Day 1942, U.S. PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT, UK PRIME MINISTER CHURCHILL, MAXIM LITVINOV, OF THE USSR (RUSSIA), AND T. V. SOONG, OF CHINA, signed a short document which later came to be known as THE UNITED NATIONS DECLARATION AND THE NEXT DAY THE REPRESENTATIVES OF (22) TWENTY-TWO  OTHER  NATIONS ADDED THEIR SIGNATURES.

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    THE UNITED NATIONS CHARTER Allies 1945?

    The United Nations officially came into existence on 24 October 1945, when the Charter had been ratified by CHINA, FRANCE, RUSSIA (THE SOVIET UNION), THE UNITED KINGDOM, THE UNITED STATES and by a majority of other signatories.

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    History of the United Nations | outreach.un.org.mun

    https://outreach.un.org/mun/content/history-united-nations

    THE UNITED NATIONS CHARTER IS THE TREATY THAT ESTABLISHED THE UNITED NATIONS, IT WAS RATIFIED ON 24 OCTOBER 1945. …

    WHICH WILL AFFORD TO ALL NATIONS THE MEANS OF DWELLING IN SAFETY WITHIN THEIR OWN BOUNDARIES, AND WHICH WILL AFFORD ASSURANCE THAT ALL THE MEN IN ALL THE LANDS MAY LIVE OUT THEIR LIVES IN FREEDOM FROM FEAR AND WANT.

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    JAN 26, 2018 HOW COMPLICATED IS IT?

    CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW…READ MORE  STUFF ON The Evolution of Allies Wars

    Who were the allied and central powers in WWI? – Quora

    https://www.quora.com/Who-were-the-allied-and-central-powers-in-WWI

    Apr 17, 2016 – Allied Powers: * The United Kingdom (including colonies and affiliated states) (1914) * France (1914) * Russia (1914) * Serbia (1914) * Belgium (1914) * Romania (1915) * Japan (1914) * Italy (1915) * United States (1917) * Brazil (1917) * Montene…

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    OVER 1500 WORDS AND I HAVEN’T EVEN TOUCHED ON THE WORLD WAR 2 ALLIED POWERS.

    The main Allied powers were Great Britain, The United States, China, and RUSSIA (the Soviet Union). The leaders of the Allies were Franklin Roosevelt (the United States), Winston Churchill (Great Britain), and Joseph Stalin (the Soviet Union).

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    2018 FALSE NEWS ONLINE  MEDIA REWRITING WORLD HISTORY.

    The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945 after the Second World War BY 51 COUNTRIES committed to maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations and promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights.

     


  • Obamas Classified Australian Immigration Deal

    Some American citizens were aware that President Obama and his administrations had brokered an immigration deal with Australia.

    WHAT WE DIDN’T KNOW IS THAT THE DEAL WAS CLASSIFIED

    The deal, which was announced in Novemberless than a week after Trump won the US election on Nov 8, 2016

    Charles E. Grassley, “Grassley Renews Call for Declassification of Covert Australia Refugee Deal”, Chuck Grassley website, February 2, 2017.

    June 10, 2017  Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) has repeatedly and unsuccessfully called for the secret refugee deal with Australia to be declassified.53

    June 10, 2017  Elements remain classified, although the State Department is considering an application from the Senate Judiciary Committee to declassify the documents in the public interest.

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    Another Chapter in the Book of Revelations by Pearl Revere

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    The Covert became Classified both to American and Australian Citizens.

    How would American and Australian Citizens have reacted to the CLASSIFIED document if it had been DECLASSIFIED before the U.S. Election?

    Maybe we’re missing something, what was the Obama administration  getting  out of that classified deal ?— beyond Australia’s acceptance of the 50 “refugees” from Costa Rica — that is being kept secret from us?

    See Nayla Rush, “Expanded Central American ‘Refugee’ Program: Bring the Whole Family!” , Center for Immigration Studies blog, August 28, 2016.

    See Nayla Rush, “Autralia’s Unwanted Asylum Seekers (Mostly Iranians) to Be Resettled in the US”, Center for Immigration Studies, February 2017.

    Zoe Daniel and Stephanie March, “US refugee deal: Architect of deal says arrangement loosely based on Australia ‘doing more'”, ABC News, March 21, 2017.

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    Under President Trump’s Immigration Deals. (sworn in Jan 20, 2017)

    President Trump signed three executive orders the week of January 23, 2017

    On January 25 at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Trump signed executive orders on border security and interior enforcement. On January 27, he signed an executive order at the Pentagon on refugees and visa holders from designated nations.

    Why would President Trump be upset, eight days after he was sworn into office?

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    THE REST OF  THE STORY BY PEARL HARVEY

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    U.S.-Australia Refugee Resettlement Deal Is Underway | Center for …

    https://cis.org/USAustralia-Refugee-Resettlement-Deal-Underway

    Jun 10, 2017 – Soon after taking office, (JAN 28, 2017)  President Trump promised to study the “dumb deal“: “Do you believe it? The Obama administration agreed to take thousands of illegal immigrants from Australia. Why? I will study this dumb deal!” he tweeted……

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    APRIL 2016 Who Are Australia’s 1,241 Unwanted Asylum Seekers?

    Most (1,147) are men.

    According to recent Australian detention statistics, there are 1,241 people in detention on Nauru and Manus Island (PNG): 380 on Nauru and 861 on Manus Island. Most (1,147) are men.25 Of the 380 in Nauru, 286 are men, 49 are women, and 45 are children. All 861 detained on Manus Island are men.

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    APRIL 2016  Australia’s 1,241 Unwanted Asylum Seekers

    Friction between asylum seekers and locals intensified (Riots, Mental Illness, Sexual Assault Allegations) after detention at the Manus camp was deemed unconstitutional by the Papua New Guinea Supreme Court in April 2016.

    Detainees (now called “residents”) were since allowed outside the camp.

    During UNHCR’s April 2016 visit to Manus Island

    United Nations experts concluded that the level of mental illness on both islands was alarming

    Experts concluded that “[t]he prevalence and severity of mental disorders presented by the asylum-seeker and refugee population on Manus Island is extreme.”

    Furthermore, a number of very severe psychiatric disorders were identified, including gross psychopathology consistent with psychosis as well as psychotic dissociation.

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    Riots, Mental Illness, Sexual Assault Allegations

    Following an inspection of the Manus and Nauru detention camps, United Nations experts concluded that the level of mental illness on both islands was alarming.36 During UNHCR’s April 2016 visit to Manus Island, medical experts found that 88 percent of asylum seekers and refugees surveyed “were suffering from a depressive or anxiety disorder and/or post-traumatic stress disorder. … Furthermore, a number of very severe psychiatric disorders were identified, including gross psychopathology consistent with psychosis as well as psychotic dissociation.” Experts concluded that “[t]he prevalence and severity of mental disorders presented by the asylum-seeker and refugee population on Manus Island is extreme.” Eighty-three percent of asylum seekers and refugees surveyed on Nauru “suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and/or depression.”

    Riots, fights with security guards and local residents, incidents of self-harm, and suicide attempts (including swallowing poison and self-immolation) were on the rise.

    The latest violent incident took place on Manus Island detention center in April. Dutton, the immigration minister, said the incident was the result of allegations of sexual assault against a five-year-old local boy who was led into the center.37 Manus Island locals got angry and violence broke out between them, camp security guards, and the detainees. Shots were fired inside the camp, but no one was hurt. Detainees refuted these allegations, claiming the fight was the result of a football field dispute. They said that the boy was led inside the camp a few days before the incident because he was asking for food.38

    Friction between asylum seekers and locals intensified after detention at the Manus camp was deemed unconstitutional by the Papua New Guinea Supreme Court in April 2016. Detainees (now called “residents”) were since allowed outside the camp.

    David Yapu, Manus Province commander, spoke to Fairfax Media:

    We have been warning the refugees to respect the laws of the locals, of Papua New Guinea. … You are free to walk around, but please make sure that you respect the locals. If you come in conflict with the law, police will not hesitate to deal with you. I want the message to be delivered to them. The bulk of them are okay but there are a few [troublemakers]. Ignorance of the law is not an excuse.39

    In January, an asylum seeker was charged with raping a young local woman on Manus Island. This incident raises, according to the victim’s aunt, a serious problem as to how detainees are relating to local people on the island: “They don’t know our cultures and they don’t respect the women here, they do anything they want. … They are roaming here, looking for women and getting these small girls [young women] to have sex is not something the people of Manus would like to see.”40

    Another asylum seeker was arrested and charged with the rape of a 10-year-old girl. As reported in January 2017: “Police on the island said at least seven men had been arrested in recent weeks for offences such as public drunkenness and possession of drugs.”41

    Incidents like these have led to increased tension between the asylum seekers and the local people. Asylum seekers have been attacked outside the center and two Iranian men were beaten by police. But police and local representatives accuse the asylum seekers of “committing crimes and aggressively pursuing local women.”42

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    January 28, 2017

    U.S. President Donald Trump  seated at his desk speaks by phone with Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S.

    Turnbull, early in the call, pivots from introductory pleasantries to highlighting similarities in U.S. and Australian policies with regard to “national security and border protection.” Turnbull name-drops Jared Kushner, who he says he’d recently spoken to, and notes, “It is very interesting to know how you prioritize the minorities in your Executive Order.”

    AUSTRALIA’S  SMART  LINE ON IMMIGRATION

    January 28, 2017, Turnbull,  comments that 90 percent of the 12,000 Syrian refugees Australia has agreed to take in are Christian.

    it is a tragic fact of life that when the situation in the Middle East settles down the people that are going to be most unlikely to have a continuing home are those Christian minorities… It is not a sectarian thing. It is recognition of the practical political realities.”

    Data  obtained through Australia’s freedom of information law shows that 78 percent of the approximately 18,563 refugees from Syria and Iraq granted entry from July 1, 2015, to Jan. 6, 2017  of this year identified themselves as Christian.

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    JULY 2014 AUSTRALIA’S  HARD LINE ON IMMIGRATION

    Under Australia’s strict border policy, they are prevented from receiving asylum even if found to be refugees.

    The hardline policy adopted by Australia has resulted in there being no asylum seekers delivered to Australia by a boat smuggling operation since July 2014.

    Under the new legislation, even the thousands of asylum seekers who have returned home to the Middle East, Africa and Asia would be banned from ever traveling to Australia, even on a legitimate tourist or business visa, or as an Australian’s spouse.

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    MAR 23, 2017

    Australia rejects 500 Syrian and Iraqi refugees for security reasons – DW

    www.dw.com/en/australia-rejects-500-syrian-and…security-reasons/a-38082131

    Mar 23, 2017Australia has turned down more than 500 refugees from Syria and Iraq on security grounds, a minister says.

    The minister said the attack near Britain’s Parliament on Wednesday, in which an assailant with suspected links to Islamist terrorism killed three people and wounded dozens more using a car and a knife before being shot dead,

    justified the Australian government’s decision to be very selective about who it let into the country.

    “The tragic events in London and elsewhere demonstrate the government’s approach was prudent,

    THERE ARE PEOPLE THAT WE’D EXCLUDED ON NATIONAL SECURITY GROUNDS

    AND PEOPLE THAT WE DO HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT THAT WE HAVE NOT BROUGHT TO OUR COUNTRY

    AND WE NEVER WILL.

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    Nov, 13, 2016  Under President Obama and his administrations brokered immigration deal with Australia……

    Refugees being held at controversial detention facilities (REFUSED ENTRY ON NATIONAL SECURITY GROUNDS BY AUSTRALIA)  will be resettled in the United States, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Sunday.

    The group is the first of 1,250 refugees (REFUSED ENTRY ON NATIONAL SECURITY GROUNDS BY AUSTRALIA )

    That are ULTIMATELY expected to resettle in the United States, as part of an agreement with the Australian government, brokered by President Obama and his administrations.

    The refugees (REFUSED ENTRY ON NATIONAL SECURITY GROUNDS BY AUSTRALIA)  will soon arrive in the US are originally from Bangladesh, Iran, Sri Lanka, Somalia, and Myanmar, Australia’s Refugee Action Coalition said in a statement.

    They will be resettled across the US, in states including Arizona, Texas, California, Oregon, and New York.

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    Jan 22, 2018 Update Australian refugees President Obama and his administrations “CLASSIFIED” brokered immigration deal with Australia……

    Second group of Manus Island refugees depart for US under resettlement deal

    Fifty-eight men leave ‘hell that the Australian government made for us’ months after first group of 54 refugees sent to US

  • Pearl Revere and Harvey Remember 2017

    How will I, as a concerned American Grandmother,  remember 2017?

    Out with the old and in with the new

    I posted  one hundred ninety one (191)  2017 comments on my blog, behindmyback.org.

    How will you? How do you remember 2017?

    If you need something to jog your memory?

    2017 Archives behindmyback.org.

    In chronological order

    1 25 Articles archived
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    My most memorable comment in 2017

    Behind My Back | President Trump at the Lincoln Memorial

    www.behindmyback.org/2017/01/19/president-trump-at-the-lincoln-memorial/

    Jan 19, 2017 – Jan 19, 6:15 PM I just watched President Trump and his family standing and looking up at the Lincoln Memorial. In the exact spot I stood many years ago. The 30 year old memory was the inspiration for this website, as you all know.

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    What’s coming in 2018?

    Many more chapters in the book of Revelations by Pearl Revere


  • Clallam Co. SMP What’s the DCD Hiding?

    TODAY IS DEC 16, 2017 THE LAST SMP UPDATE, PUBLIC COMMENT POSTED THE COUNTY’S SMP UPDATE WEB SITE AS A PUBLIC COMMENT RECEIVED WAS ON DEC 6, 2017 120617-JWiley

    WHAT IS THE CLALLAM COUNTY DCD ET AL.  TRYING TO HIDE, FROM THE CONCERNED CITIZENS IN OUR COUNTY, BY FAILING TO POST EVERY AND ALL PUBLIC SMP UPDATE COMMENTS SINCE DEC 6, 2017  AND DENYING THE PUBLIC ACCESS TO PUBLIC COMMENTS, EVERY DAY SINCE THEN, ON THE COUNTY’S SMP UPDATE WEB SITE

    AT THIS CRUCIAL TIME IN THE 2017 SMP UPDATE PROCESS

    WHAT IS THE CLALLAM COUNTY DCD HIDING?

    EVERY AND ALL 2017 CLALLAM COUNTY SMP UPDATE PUBLIC COMMENTS  THEY RECEIVED AFTER DEC 6, 2017

    SKULLDUGGERY was the first word that came to my mind

    You can still send your SMP Update comments  individually to the county commissioners here: bpeach@co.clallam.wa.us – rjohnson@co.clallam.wa.us – mozias@co.clallam.wa.us

    OR… You can Scroll to the bottom, make your SMP Update Comment, on this comment, on behindmyback.org  and it will go absolutely go public in cyberspace.

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    Dec 12, 2017 was the cutoff date for sending 2017 SMP Update Public Comments to the BOCC

    Cut off notification by Clallam County Dept Of Community Development (DCD) for receiving SMP public comments was Dec 6, 2017. 120617-JWiley

    Indeed, this was a concern for many citizens that had sent emails specifically for the BOCC

    Including myself.

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    I made four (4) SMP Update Public Comments To: zSMP

    Sent: Thursday, December 07, 2017 12:10 PM

    December 13, 2017 3:53 PM No worries? seven days later, from Steve Gray

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    Sent: Friday, December 08, 2017 12:08 PM

    December 13, 2017 3:53 PM No worries? six days later, from Steve Gray,

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    Sent: Saturday, December 09, 2017 3:35 PM

    December 13, 2017 3:53 PM No worries? five days later, from Steve Gray

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    Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 7:55 AM

    December 14, 2017 3:53 PM No worries? two days later, from Steve Gray,

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    Thank you for your comments.  Your comments will be provided to the Clallam County Board of County Commissioners as public testimony received on the proposed Draft Clallam County Shoreline Master Program (SMP).  THEY WILL ALSO BE POSTED ON THE COUNTY’S SMP UPDATE WEB SITE AS A PUBLIC COMMENT RECEIVED.

    Thank you,

    Steve Gray

    Deputy Director/Planning Manager

    Clallam County Department of Community Development

    360-417-2520

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    WORRY INDEED, AFTER DEC 6, 2017, DID YOU GIVE ORAL OR WRITTEN SMP PUBLIC COMMENT?

    WAS YOUR NEVER POSTED AFTER DEC 6, 2017, SMP UPDATE PUBLIC COMMENT  IMPORTANT?

    TODAY IS DEC 16, 2017 THE LAST SMP UPDATE, PUBLIC COMMENT POSTED ON THE COUNTY’S SMP UPDATE WEB SITE AS A PUBLIC COMMENT RECEIVED WAS ON DEC 6, 2017 120617-JWiley

    WHAT IS THE HIDDEN AGENDA OF CLALLAM COUNTY DCD ET AL. BY FAILING TO POST EVERY PUBLIC SMP UPDATE COMMENTS SINCE DEC 6, 2017 AND DENYING PUBLIC ACCESS TO PUBLIC COMMENTS, EVERY DAY SINCE THEN, ON THE COUNTY’S SMP UPDATE WEB SITE.

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    AT THIS CRUCIAL TIME IN THE CLALLAM COUNTY 2017 SMP UPDATE PROCESS….

    SKULLDUGGERY was the first word that came to my mind

    WHAT IS THE DCD HIDING?

    EVERY AND ALL 2017 CLALLAM COUNTY SMP UPDATE PUBLIC COMMENTS  THEY RECEIVED AFTER DEC 6, 2017

    Scroll to the bottom, make your SMP Update Comment, on this comment, on behindmyback.org  and it will go absolutely go public in cyberspace.

    This historical Quotation, best describes my historical agenda (since Jan 26, 2011).

    If you put over any of your SKULLDUGGERY on us, I’ll wipe you off the map no matter in what lonesome hole you hide.


  • behindmyback.org WA State DOE SMA 1971

    IT SEEMED LIKE A GOOD IDEA AT THE TIME
    Based on this 1971 premise

    1971 Rod Mack:

    ENVIRONMENTAL PERSPECTIVE is one of many perspectives,

    MY OBSERVATION IS THAT IN AREAS WHERE ECONOMICS IS A PRIME
    CONSIDERATION—

    IN THE SMALLER, LESS AFFLUENT
    COMMUNITIES—

    THERE IS A HIGHER PRIORITY FOR JOBS AND TAX
    BASE THAN THERE IS PRIORITY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS

    Rod Mack  My charge, when I joined ECOLOGY IN 1971, was developing the regulations related to the permit system of the Shoreline Management Act (SMA) as well as the guidelines.

     Those GUIDELINES were basically instructions FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS’ preparation of their Master Programs as well as standards or criteria for evaluating developments that took place on the shorelines, AGAIN, BY LOCAL GOVERNMENT.

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    2017 Pearl Rains Hewett:

    ENVIRONMENTAL PERSPECTIVE is one of many perspectives,
    MY OBSERVATIONS FROM JAN 26, 2011 TO OCT 22, 2017  IS THAT IN AREAS WHERE ECONOMICS IS A PRIME CONSIDERATION—IN THE SMALLER, LESS AFFLUENT
    COMMUNITIES—THERE IS A HIGHER PRIORITY FOR JOBS AND TAX
    BASE THAN THERE IS PRIORITY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS.

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    President Trump was elected Nov 8, 2016 because

    FOR AMERICAN CITIZENS, THE VOTERS, IN AREAS WHERE ECONOMICS WAS A PRIME CONSIDERATION, THERE WAS A HIGHER PRIORITY FOR JOBS AND TAX BASE  FOR HARD WORKING MIDDLE CLASS CITIZENS IN THE USA,THAN THERE WAS A PRIORITY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS.

    INDEED, TRUMP’S PRIORITY ONE WAS ROLLING BACK THE FEDERAL JOB KILLING REGULATIONS, AND RETURNING POWER BACK TO THE PEOPLE.

    WHAT HAPPENED TO US BETWEEN 1971 AND OCT 22, 2017 ON THE CLALLAM COUNTY 2017 SMP UPDATE?

    TRICKLE DOWN FEDERAL JOB KILLING REGULATIONS. period

    ENACTED BY CONGRESS CONTROLLED AND MANDATED BY FEDERAL APPOINTED AGENCIES AND ENVIRONMENTALISTS placed exclusive, planning and regulatory authority with federal appointed government agencies EPA ETC….

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    Aug 13, 2013 I POSTED “SMP and Water 1970-2013” on behindmyback.org on and sent it to ZSMP as a public comment.

    SMP and Water 1970-2013

    Posted on August 13, 2013 11:22 am by Pearl Rains Hewett Comment

    IT SEEMED LIKE A GOOD IDEA AT THE TIME?
    Based on this 1971 premise

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    NOV 17, 2014 I POSTED IT AGAIN…..

    Behind My Back | SMP a Good Idea? 1971-2014?

    www.behindmyback.org/2014/11/17/smp-a-good-idea-1971-2014/

    NOV 17, 2014 – www.behindmyback.org/2013/10/06/ad–valorem–tax-dilemma/ … permit system of the Shoreline Management Act (SMA) as well as the guidelines. … The FEDERAL road to WA State ECOLOGY’S SMP and WATER HELL was … it said, if a state wants to do a program, here’s some MONEY to do it; then, once …

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    NOW, WE ARE FACED WITH THE CLALLAM COUNTY 2017 SMP UPDATE

    WHAT AM I GOING TO DO ABOUT THAT…

    THE USUAL…

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    —– Original Message —–

    From: pearl hewett

    To: zSMP

    Sent: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 1:09 PM

    Subject: SMP and Water 1970-2013

     

    This is my public comment on the

    Clallam County SMP Update

    Pearl Rains Hewett

    1971 Rod Mack: ENVIRONMENTAL PERSPECTIVE is one of many perspectives,
    my observation is that in areas where ECONOMICS is a prime
    consideration—in the smaller, less affluent
    communities—there is a higher priority for jobs and tax
    base than there is priority for environmental concerns

    IT SEEMED LIKE A GOOD IDEA AT THE TIME?
    Based on this 1971 premise

    Rod Mack: My charge, when I joined ECOLOGY IN 1971, was developing the regulations related to the permit system of the Shoreline Management Act (SMA) as well as the guidelines. Those GUIDELINES were basically instructions FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS’ preparation of their Master Programs as well as standards or criteria for evaluating developments that took place on the shorelines, AGAIN, BY LOCAL GOVERNMENT.

    IT SEEMED LIKE A GOOD IDEA AT THE TIME?
    Both by premise and legislative intent

    IN 1971….

    In 1972 the SHORELINE MANAGEMENT ACT PASSED

    The FEDERAL road to SMP and WATER HELL was PAVED with good intentions?

    AND HOW MUCH FEDERAL MONEY?

    When the Federal Coastal Zone Management Act came along, it said, if a state wants to do a program, here’s some MONEY to do it; then, once it’s done, here’s some MORE MONEY to manage it.

    There’s a definite tie. The Federal Coastal Zone Management Act came about in ’72 at virtually the same time our Shoreline Management Act was finally approved.

    We were watching it very closely, because the federal law provides SUBSTANTIAL FUNDING to states that develop management programs. Here, we had the Shoreline Management Act.

    MORE FEDERAL MONEY AND MORE FEDERAL MONEY AND MORE FEDERAL  MONEY
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    BAIT AND SWITCHED TO FEDERAL CONTROL

    When? and how did we lose our right to local government?
    When? and how were the appointed given state RULE by WAC?
    When? and how were federally appointed agencies given ultimate power?

    WHEN INDEED..
    THE EXPLOSION OF FEDERAL LEGISLATION ENACTED
    BETWEEN 1970 AND 1980 TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT

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    HISTORY Shoreline Act 40, 263 From 1971-2005
    Washington State Department of Ecology
    Ecology Publication #05-01-006
    A 570 page report the first 35 years, 1970 – 2005
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    UPDATE 2013 STATE? SHORELINE MANAGEMENT ACT?
    HAS BECOME FEDERALLY ENACTED
    SHORELINE MANAGEMENT BY APPOINTED FEDERAL AGENCIES.
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    Shoreline Act 40, 263 From 1971-2005

    1971 The ENVIRONMENTALISTS proposed the state’s jurisdiction would include 500 feet back from the water’s edge, providing for a strip of land, 500 feet wide, that would be the jurisdiction of their bill.

    1971 They, the ENVIRONMENTALISTS also placed primary, almost exclusive, planning and REGULATORY AUTHORITY WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY, instead of LOCAL GOVERNMENT
    Resulting in a very STRONG ROLE by the STATE and a much lesser role by LOCAL GOVERNMENT.

    That initiative got enough signatures to go on to the ballot at the next general election. Seeing that, THE LEGISLATURE THEN DECIDED, as is allowed and provided for under the state’s constitution, to enact their version to put on the ballot, which was the 1972 SHORELINE MANAGEMENT ACT, which ultimately passed. The basic difference between the initiative and the act was that the act named a strip 200 feet from the water’s edge as the area of jurisdiction, and then set up the joint state/local approach.
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    2013 WA STATE SHORELINE MANAGEMENT ACT? AND WATER?

    A much lesser role of STATE AND LOCAL government?

    FEDERAL APPOINTED AGENCIES EDICTS MANDATING TO THE WA STATE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY

    WA STATE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY’S WAC’S, EDITICS, RULING, REGULATING AND ENFORCING OF LOCAL COUNTY AND CITY GOVERNMENT

    ENACTED BY CONGRESS CONTROLLED AND MANDATED BY FEDERAL APPOINTED AGENCIES AND ENVIRONMENTALISTS placed exclusive, planning and regulatory authority with federal appointed government agencies EPA ETC….

    RESULTING IN A VERY STRONG ROLE BY THE ACTS OF CONGRESS and AMENDMENTS TO THOSE ACTS and DELIGATING ALL POWER TO APPOINTED FEDERAL AGENCIES AND ENVIRONMENTALISTS.

    IF WILD OLYMPICS WAS FEDERALLY ENACTED jurisdiction would include 500 feet (or more) back from the water’s edge, providing for a strip of land, 500 feet (or more) wide, that would be the FEDERAL jurisdiction of that ACT.

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    Chapter Seven – Saving the Shorelines 2005
    The Plan to Protect the Coastlines
    An interview with Rodney Mack
    February 2, 2005
    Position held at time of interview:
    Retired, formerly Program Manager for the Shorelands and
    Environmental Assistance Program,
    Washington State Department of Ecology, 1983-1994

    From an environmental standpoint, given the two versions of the shorelines legislation, the environmentalist version talked about a jurisdictional area. In other words, what areas, what pieces of geography, the act applied to.

    Our Shoreline Management Act was probably, with maybe the exception of California, the strongest law of its kind in the country at the time. This was right at the beginning of the ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT, and what we were doing was groundbreaking. It wasn’t a case where we could pick up the phone and call some other state and say, hey, what did you guys
    do in dealing with this? Other states were calling us.

    When the Federal Coastal Zone Management Act came along, it said, if a state wants to do a program, here’s some MONEY to do it; then, once it’s done, here’s some more MONEY to manage it.

    There’s a definite tie. The Federal Coastal Zone Management Act came about in ’72 at virtually the same time our Shoreline Management Act was finally approved.

    We were watching it very closely, because the federal law provides SUBSTANTIAL FUNDING to states that develop management programs. Here, we had the Shoreline Management Act.

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    History is GOOD
    EXACTLY WHAT WAS WA STATE PLANNING IN 2005?

    shoreline development 259, 262, 264

    WA STATE WATER

    There’s an old saying, “In the Eastern United States, we take water forgranted. In the WEST, we take water from each other.

    My comment WHISKEY IS FOR DRINKING; WATER IS FOR FIGHTING OVER
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    Chapter 4, Troubled Waters: Rivers, Streams, and Salmon Recovery
    ……….117
    Habitat, Hydropower, Hatcheries and Harvest, Dick Wallace
    ………….117
    Protecting In-stream Flows, Ken Slattery
    ………………………..129
    The Problem of Pollutants in the Watershed, Dave Peeler
    ……………139
    Devising a Plan for the Dungeness and Elwha Rivers, Cynthia Nelson
    …..149

    Chapter 5, Shifting Standards:
    Treating Wastewater Discharges to Puget Sound
    ………………………165

    Chapter 7, Saving the Shorelines
    ………………………………….259
    A Plan to Protect the Coastlines, Rod Mack
    ………………………259
    Chapter 8, Dividing the Waters: Determining Yakima River Water Rights
    …..295

    Chapter 9, Environment 2010
    RANKING AIR AT THE TOP, Stu Clark
    ……………………………..344
    AT THE TABLE FOR EPA, Randy Smith
    …………………………….390
    History is GOOD
    EXACTLY WHAT WAS WA STATE PLANNING IN 2005?
    WA STATE ON WATER
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    Water Code of 1917 298
    water pollution 9, 41-42, 117
    Water Pollution Control Commission 6, 8-9, 11, 25,
    27, 92, 166, 180, 464
    Water Pollution Hearings Board 25
    Water Quality 11, 16, 18, 58, 60, 80, 113, 118, 122, 139,
    141, 160
    Water Quality Investigation Section 508
    Water Quality Program 11, 18, 80, 118, 139, 165-166,
    451, 494, 503, 508
    WATER RESOURCES ACT OF 1971 18, 131, 317
    Water Resources Program 18, 92, 118, 126, 129, 134,
    149, 295, 303, 305, 309, 318
    WATER RIGHT CLAIMS REGISTRATION ACT 310
    water rights 9, 14, 122, 124, 129-130, 132, 137, 143,
    146, 149-150, 152-153, 155-157, 160, 163, 186,
    295-304, 306-311, 313-314, 317-326
    Water rights 296
    Water Rights Claims Registration Act 300
    WATER STRATEGY 124
    water-dependent industrial uses 285
    Watershed Management Act 143, 145, 147
    Watershed planning 121, 159
    Watershed Planning 117, 122, 131-133, 144, 149,
    158-159
    Watershed Planning Act 122, 131-133, 144, 149,
    158-159
    watershed planning units 132, 14
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    2005 WA STATE DEPT OF ECOLOGY AND CONGRESS
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    CONGRESS 2, 6, 70, 125, 130, 133, 186-187, 193,
    356-359, 372-373, 376, 378-379, 382, 387-388,
    391-392, 400, 462, 505, 524
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    2013 WA STATE DEPT OF ECOLOGY AND CONGRESS

    CONGRESS PASSED THE ESA AS PART OF THE EXPLOSION OF FEDERAL LEGISLATION ENACTED BETWEEN 1970 AND 1980 TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT.

    1966 CONGRESS ENACTS FEDERAL Endangered Species Act
    Congress passed the ESA as part of the explosion of federal … – Gale
    www.gale.cengage.com/pdf/samples/sp657497.pdf‎
    by ES ACT – ‎Related articles

    Congress passed the Endangered Species Preservation Act in 1966, … Congress enacted significant MORE amendments in 1978, AND MORE 1982, and MORE 1988,

    1969 The National Environmental Policy Act of | Department of Energy
    energy.gov/nepa/downloads/national-environmental-policy-act-1969‎

    Full text of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, available as a download. NEPA established a national policy for the environment …
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    1972 Coastal Zone Management Act – Office of Ocean and Coastal …
    coastalmanagement.noaa.gov/czm/czm_act.html‎
    Congressional Action to Help Manage Our Nation’s Coasts … growth in the coastal zone by passing the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) in 1972. The Act …
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    1972 CONGRESS ENACTS FEDERAL Clean water act
    CWA | Civil Enforcement | Compliance and Enforcement | U.S. EPA
    www.epa.gov/Compliance/civil/cwa/index.html‎
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    Congress passed the ESA as part of
    THE EXPLOSION OF FEDERAL LEGISLATION ENACTED
    BETWEEN 1970 AND 1980 TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT.

    This entry was posted in APPOINTED FEDERAL AGENCIES, Clallam County SMP, Economic Impact, Intro to Deprived Of Our Water, Politically Motivated, Rubber Stamped, Shoreline Management Plan, The We’s who WANT, Tribal Right issues?, WA State Water Laws, WHAT A CONCEPT?, Wild Olympics.

    OCT 22, 2017


  • 6/6/2012 Private Meeting with DOE Bureaucrats

    We had the meeting on June 6, 2012. (4) DOE employees, Gordon White (The WA State Manager of Shoreline Programs) Paula Ehlers (Regional Director ) Peter Skowland and Clallam County DOE rep. Jeffree Steward drove up from Olympia for our private meeting.

    Behind My Back | DOE Private meeting 6/6/2012

    www.behindmyback.org/2013/01/30/doe-private-meeting-662012/

    Jan 30, 2013 – THE WA STATE DOE, STATE POLICY PEOPLE asked Steve Gray Deputy Director Clallam County Department of Community Development for my …

    RED FLAG WARNING

    WA STATE DOE SMP IS THE SOLE PRODUCT OF DEPT. OF ECOLOGY

    ON APPEAL, THE WA STATE SUPREME COURT RULED THAT THE SHORELINE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM IS THE SOLE PRODUCT OF THE APPOINTED DEPT. OF ECOLOGY.

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      Behind My Back | It’s Who They Are That Concerns Me

    www.behindmyback.org/2017/10/17/itswho-theyare-that-concernsme

    Oct 17, 2017 · Behind My Back … AND, IT’S WHO THEY ARE THAT CONCERNS ALL OF US. To be continued…. This entry was posted in A Fearful Reminder, …

    INDEED, THE SHORELINE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM (SMP) IS THE SOLE PRODUCT OF APPOINTED BUREAUCRATS IN  WA STATE DEPT. OF ECOLOGY (DOE).

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    PRIOR TO THAT JUNE 6, 2012 MEETING WITH THE WA STATE DOE, STATE POLICY PEOPLE (THE BUREAUCRATS)

    I made a list of my concerns  as red flag warnings from Pearl Revere

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    RED FLAG #1

    When American citizens are afraid of what their government is going to do to them, that is unacceptable to me. Jan. 26, 2011 DOE SMP Public Forum.

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    RED FLAG #2

    When ELECTED OFFICIAL IGNORE THE  FEARS AND CONCERNS of  American citizens , that is unacceptable to me

    1. Senator Hargrove
    2. Rep. Van DeWege
    3. Rep. Tharinger
    4. Clallam County Sheriff Benedict
    5. Clallam County Commissioner Tharinger
    6. Commissioner Mike Chapman
    7. Commissioner Mike Doherty
    8. WA State Attorney General Rob McKenna

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    RED FLAG #3

    FEAR AND CONCERNS  WA STATE AND  APPOINTED AGENCIES

    1. WA STATE DEPT. OF ECOLOGY
    2. AND OTHER UNKNOWN agencies?
    3. WHITE BOATS (identified themselves as for the DOE SMP)?
    4. WHITE BOATS (identified themselves as from the state)?
    5. Ariel surveillance of all Lake Sutherland homes, property and docks?
    6. DNR?
    7. WSDOT (inter agency contract with DFW) inspecting 101 culverts.
    8. DFW illegal trespass on all Lake Sutherland private property.

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    RED FLAG #4

    WA STATE DOE SMP IS THE SOLE PRODUCT OF DEPT. OF ECOLOGY ON APPEAL, THE WA STATE SUPREME COURT RULED THAT THE SHORELINE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM IS THE SOLE PRODUCT OF THE APPOINTED DEPT. OF ECOLOGY.

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    RED FLAG #5

    WA STATE DEPT. OF ECOLOGY

    1. 1. DOE SMP WAC’S (Over stepping WA State SMP LAW)
    2. Failure to provide an SMP ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT FOR CLALLAM COUNTY.
    3. DOE WAC directs Clallam County on how to deny permits to private property owners until they submit to regulations and/or restrictions that may be illegal or unconstitutional at State level.
    4. Page 88 DOE WA State Public Trust Doctrine (DOE unconstitutional creation of law without due process). They admit in writing they have done it once?
    5. DOE approval of Shoreline Management Updates that are in conflict with RCW ______ in the protection of single family residence?
    6. DOE excessive setbacks, taking of private property, non-conforming, loss of value, use and enjoyment.
    7. DOE WAC, denies permitted development of private property and requires the taking of private property for public access.

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    JUNE 6, 2012  MY PRIVATE MEETING WITH WA STATE DOE BUREAUCRATS

    Posted as  DOE PRIVATE MEETING 6/6/12 cont.

    The WA State DOE, state policy people asked Steve Gray Deputy Director Clallam County
    Department of Community Development for my contact information, by name as an individual, Pearl Rains Hewett.

    Regional Director Paula Ehlers called me at home and requested a private meeting with me.

    We had the meeting on June 6, 2012. (4) DOE employees, Gordon White (The WA State Manager of Shoreline Programs) Paula Ehlers (Regional Director ) Peter Skowland and Clallam County DOE rep. Jeffree Steward drove up from Olympia for our private meeting.

    Paula Ehlers told me I was allowed to invite 2-3 people. I invited (7).

    Steve Gray, Deputy Director/Planning Manager
    Dr.Robert Crittenden, biologist, expert witness and paid consultant.
    Dick Piling, Realtor, Republican Chairman of Clallam County
    Harry Bell, Business men’s assoc. He is Green Crow, the company owns a lot of WA State forestland, he is well know at state level SMP Advisory Committee
    Connie Beauvais, Manager of Crescent Water District, informed, active Member of the Appointed Planning Dept.
    MD retired, Karl Spees, SMP Advisory Committee, CAPR 13, very active private property owner
    Attorney Mary Pfaff, Member of the SMP Advisory Committee, had a Dr. appointment and did not attend.

    The WA State DOE Team, was a lot more interested in my guests, than they were in me.
    None of the invited (6) that attended were asked to leave.
    Interesting to note, we had the meeting at the courthouse (Steve Gray reserved the room) On the way into the DOE meeting, we ran into several interesting? interested? people. Sheila Rourke Miller, Jim McEntire and Mike Chapman.

    WHAT WAS THE MEETING AGENDA? Intel?
    DOE? I have no idea?
    I asked all of my invited guests to independently, based on their area of expertise and concerns, to prepare (5) questions for the DOE meeting.

    I personally, showed them the map, graphically demonstrating the SMP TAKING affected of the 175′, 150 plus 10′ setback on Burt Reid’s 7 acre priority feeder bluff private property. I spoke of the other property owners, all 474 of them, up to 88% would become totally non-conforming.

    I asked them, as I pointed to the map, as the US Supreme Court Justices asked an EPA witness in the 9 to zero ruling against the EPA, on the Sackett Case, “If this was your investment property? How happy would you be? What would you do? Just plant a few bushes and walk away?

    I did not take notes, I did listened and made an occasional indignant comment.
    By definition, “indignant” Angry at unfairness angry or annoyed at the apparent unfairness or unreasonableness of something.

    We did agreed that we were all American’s first and we do recognize private property rights.
    WHAT DID WE ACCOMPLISH – LEARN?

    Gordon White told us that, the appointed WA State Ecology Director Ted Sturdevant, (ANOTHER BUREAUCRAT)  is aware of the concerns of the Clallam County private property owners (all 3300 of us)

    WA State DOE is not required to provide an economic impact statement for Clallam County.

    My personal conclusion,
    The DOE is aware of the SMP economic impact on Clallam County government.
    The DOE is aware that they are TAKING private property value without compensation.
    The DOE is aware, that If private property owners keep fighting, we can reduce the setbacks, through our local government.

    My conclusions are based on the following
    18 months of research on line,
    WA State Law, protection of private property
    WAC’S, DOE proposed budget 2010-2013
    WA State Public Trust Doctrine
    Lawsuits, WA State Supreme Court Rulings
    United States Supreme Court Rulings
    Pacific Legal Foundation battles and BIG WINS
    documented information on many other WA State SMP’S,
    “Conspiracy Exposed” George C. Rains Sr.
    “Access Denied to inholder property”,
    Attending county meetings, public forums,
    Reading every word of the Clallam County DOE SMP Update and every SMP Public Comment,
    Clallam County Chapter 35,
    Water rights, reserved water rights,
    60 years of recorded history from George C. Rains Sr.
    To name just a FEW areas I have researched, questioning, challenging, communicating and disseminating all of it. (can what I know hurt them?)

    I have great things going for me.
    I AM AN AMERICAN
    I AM NOT AFRAID OF WHAT THE GOVERNMENT IS GOING TO DO TO ME.
    I freely play, the one card I have, guaranteed to me by the United States Constitution
    FREEDOM OF SPEECH.

    American’s working together to protect Constitutional and private property rights, they (light candles) by disseminating, research, keep us informed, reform us, post emails, encourage and support our FREEDOM.
    Karl Spees, CAPR 13
    Lois Krafsky-Perry, Citizen Review Online.
    Sue Forde Citizen Review Online
    Marv Chastin

    This entry was posted in Private Property Rights, Shoreline Management Plan, WA State Dept. of Ecology.

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    MOVING FORWARD,  OCT 19, 2017

    WHAT ARE “YOU” GOING TO DO ABOUT THAT 2017 SMP UPDATE?

    WHAT AM I GOING TO ABOUT IT?

    THE USUAL……

    Post this 2017 SMP Update comment on behindmyback.org

    Then, email it to the Clallam County Board of Commissioners, at:  SMP@co.clallam.wa.us  and others.

    To be continued…


  • The Dredged Report Nighttime Dumping?

    Public Comment Makah Indian Tribe, NWS-2016-826

    Pearl Rains Hewett

    235 W 5th St

    Port Angeles WA 98362

    (360) 417-9452

    THIS IS MY PUBLIC COMMENT ON THE DREDGE REPORT AS PROVIDED ON THE  MAKAH INDIAN TRIBE, NWS-2016-826 PROJECT

    EFFECTING PORT ANGELES AND CLALLAM COUNTY WA.

    THE AREA AROUND THE EXISTING PIER AND PROPOSED EXTENSION IS PROPOSED TO HAVE ABOUT 208,000 CUBIC YARDS OF MATERIAL DREDGED

    THE AREAS IN PORT ANGELES AND CLALLAM COUNTY WHERE THE DUMPING OF THE DREDGED MATERIAL WILL BE DISPOSED OF  BY THE MAKAH INDIAN TRIBE, NWS-2016-826 PROJECT

    THE NIGHTTIME DISPOSAL OF 208,000 CUBIC YARDS OF DREDGED MATERIAL IS INCLUDED IN THE  MAKAH INDIAN TRIBE, NWS-2016-826 PROJECT

     (2) THE PERMITTEE MUST COORDINATE ANY NIGHTTIME DISPOSAL WITH THE CORPS, SEATTLE DISTRICT, REGULATORY BRANCH PROJECT MANAGER; AND

     (3) APPROVAL MUST BE RECEIVED FROM THE DISTRICT ENGINEER PRIOR TO CONDUCTING NIGHTTIME DISPOSAL.

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    186,761 CUBIC YARDS WERE SUITABLE FOR UNCONFINED DISPOSAL AT AN OPEN-WATER DISPOSAL SITE IN PORT ANGELES.

    THE REMAINING 21,270 CUBIC YARDS WERE FOUND TO BE CONTAMINATED MATERIAL, UNSUITABLE FOR OPEN-WATER DISPOSAL. AFTER MECHANICAL REMOVAL,

    The sediment testing data are available at the Corps, Seattle District, Dredged Material Management Office.

    THIS CONTAMINATED  MATERIAL WILL BE LOADED ONTO TRUCKS AND TRANSPORTED TO AN UPLAND DISPOSAL AREA, APPROVED BY THE WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY AND THE CLALLAM COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH.

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    WHO KNEW?

    THE NIGHTTIME DISPOSAL OF 208,000 CUBIC YARDS OF DREDGED MATERIAL

    AND APPROVED BY THE CLALLAM COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, THE  CONTAMINATED  MATERIAL WILL BE LOADED ONTO TRUCKS AND TRANSPORTED TO AN UPLAND DISPOSAL AREAS IN CLALLAM COUNTY WA……

    INDEED, WHO KNEW,  CLALLAM COUNTY WA HAS A  DUMPING AREA FOR DISPOSAL OF CONTAMINATED DREDGING MATERIAL?

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    DREDGED MATERIAL MANAGEMENT PROGRAM (DMMP):

    THE AREA AROUND THE EXISTING PIER AND PROPOSED EXTENSION IS PROPOSED TO HAVE ABOUT 208,000 CUBIC YARDS OF MATERIAL DREDGED

     DREDGING PLAN:

    A DREDGING PLAN, SUFFICIENT TO ADEQUATELY SEPARATE CONTAMINATED MATERIAL FROM SEDIMENTS SUITABLE FOR OPEN-WATER DISPOSAL, WILL BE PREPARED BY THE APPLICANT AND SUBMITTED TO THE REGULATORY AGENCIES FOR REVIEW PRIOR TO DREDGING.

     A PRE-DREDGING CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD TO REVIEW QUALITY CONTROL PLANS AND PROCEDURES FOR MATERIAL SEPARATION.

     FOR THIS PROJECT, THE DMMP AGENCIES DETERMINED THAT 186,761 CUBIC YARDS WERE SUITABLE FOR UNCONFINED DISPOSAL AT THE DMMP NONDISPERSIVE (OR DISPERSIVE) OPEN-WATER DISPOSAL SITE IN PORT ANGELES AND/OR PLACEMENT IN NEAH BAY FOR INTERTIDAL AND/OR SUBTIDAL BENEFICIAL USE.

     THE REMAINING 21,270 CUBIC YARDS WERE FOUND UNSUITABLE FOR OPEN-WATER DISPOSAL. AFTER MECHANICAL REMOVAL, THIS MATERIAL WILL BE LOADED ONTO TRUCKS AND TRANSPORTED TO AN UPLAND DISPOSAL AREA, APPROVED BY THE WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY AND THE CLALLAM COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH.

    DREDGED MATERIAL TESTING:

    THE PROPOSED DREDGED MATERIAL has been tested according to the procedures specified by DMMP, a multi-agency program for the evaluation of dredged material proposed for disposal at open-water sites in Washington State.

    The DMMP EVALUATIONS MAY INCLUDE BOTH CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL TESTING OF SEDIMENTS.

    AND TO DETERMINE THE OVERALL PUBLIC INTEREST OF THE ACTIVITY. THE DESCRIBED DISCHARGE WILL BE EVALUATED FOR COMPLIANCE WITH GUIDELINES PROMULGATED BY THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY UNDER AUTHORITY OF SECTION 404(B)(1) OF THE CWA.

    THESE GUIDELINES REQUIRE AN ALTERNATIVES ANALYSIS FOR ANY PROPOSED DISCHARGE OF DREDGED OR FILL MATERIAL INTO WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES.

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    THE NIGHTTIME DISPOSAL OF 208,000 CUBIC YARDS OF DREDGED MATERIAL IS INCLUDED IN THE  MAKAH INDIAN TRIBE, NWS-2016-826 PROJECT

     (2) THE PERMITTEE MUST COORDINATE ANY NIGHTTIME DISPOSAL WITH THE CORPS, SEATTLE DISTRICT, REGULATORY BRANCH PROJECT MANAGER; AND

     (3) APPROVAL MUST BE RECEIVED FROM THE DISTRICT ENGINEER PRIOR TO CONDUCTING NIGHTTIME DISPOSAL.

    Other APPROPRIATE special conditions may be added as a result of comments received during the public review period for this public notice.

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    To ensure proper consideration of all comments, responders must include the following name and reference number in the text of their comments: Makah Indian Tribe, NWS-2016-826

    COMMENT AND REVIEW PERIOD:

    Public Notice Date: October 6, 2017

    Expiration Date: November 7, 2017

    Reference No.: NWS-2016-826

    Name: Makah Indian Tribe

    Conventional mail or e-mail comments on this public notice will be accepted and made part of the record and will be considered in determining whether authorizing the work would not be contrary to the public interest.

     In order to be accepted, e-mail comments must originate from the author’s e-mail account and must include on the subject line of the e-mail message the permit applicant’s name and reference number as shown below.

    Either conventional mail or e-mail comments must include the permit applicant’s name and reference number, as shown below,

    Makah Indian Tribe, NWS-2016-826

    and the commenter’s name, address, and phone number.

    All comments whether conventional mail or e-mail must reach this office, no later than the expiration date of this public notice to ensure consideration.

    Expiration Date: November 7, 2017

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    CORPS COMMENTS:

     All e-mail comments should be sent to pamela.sanguinetti@usace.army.mil.

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    ECOLOGY COMMENTS: Any person desiring to present views on the project pertaining to a request for Coastal Zone Management consistency concurrence, may do so by submitting written comments to the following address:

    Department of Ecology, Attn: SEA program – Federal Permit Coordinator, P.O. Box 47600, Olympia, Washington,

    98504-7600, or e-mail to ecyrefedpermits@ecy.wa.gov

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    MAKAH INDIAN TRIBE COMMENTS: Any person desiring to present views on the project pertaining to a request for water quality certification under Section 401 of the CWA, may do so by submitting written comments to

    the following address: Makah Indian Tribe, Attn: Aaron Parker, Makah Fisheries Water Quality Specialist,

    P.O. Box 115, Neah Bay, WA 98357

    To ensure proper consideration of all comments, responders must include the following name and reference number in the text of their comments: Makah Indian Tribe, NWS-2016-826, or email to aaron.parker@makah.com

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    PEOPLE SEND ME STUFF…

    I research it, document it, post it and disseminate.

     

    ———- Forwarded message ———-
    From: Marquell, Elizabeth E CIV USARMY CENWD (US) <Elizabeth.E.Marquell@usace.army.mil>
    Date: Fri, Oct 6, 2017 at 10:44 AM
    Subject: Public Notice for NWS-2016-0826-; Makah Indian Tribe -Request for comments (UNCLASSIFIED)
    To: “Sanguinetti, Pamela A CIV USARMY CENWS (US)” <Pamela.Sanguinetti@usace.army.mil>, CENWS Cultural Resources <Cultural.Resources@usace.army.mil>

    CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED

    PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL
    For comments or questions regarding this Public Notice, please contact the project manager listed below.

    CONTACT INFORMATION:
    PROJECT NUMBER:  NWS-2016-0826-, Clallam County, Makah Indian Tribe
    PROJECT MANAGER: Pam Sanguinetti
    TELEPHONE: (206) 764-6904
    E-MAIL: Pamela.Sanguinetti@usace.army.mil

    The attached PDF document is a Public Notice for a proposed project where a permit is being requested from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District.

    To view the attached document, you will need to use the Adobe Acrobat Reader.  For a free copy of the Acrobat Reader please visit: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html

    To provide any project specific comments in writing or by e-mail, please visit the link below and follow the instructions outlined in the “How to Submit Comments” section.
    Http://www.nws.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/Regulatory/PublicNotices.aspx

    For more Regulatory Program information, please visit http://www.nws.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/Regulatory.aspx
    CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED

    Joint Public Notice

    Application for a Department of the Army Permit and

    a Makah Indian Tribe Water Quality Certification and

    Washington Department of Ecology Coastal Zone

    Management Consistency Concurrence

    US ARMY CORPS

    OF ENGINEERS

    Seattle District

    US Army Corps of Engineers

    Regulatory Branch

    Post Office Box 3755

    Seattle, WA 98124-3755

    Telephone (206) 764-6904

    Attn: Pamela Sanguinetti, Project

    Manager

    WA Department of Ecology

    SEA Program

    Post Office Box 47600

    Olympia, WA 98504-7600

    Telephone (360) 407-6076

    Attn: SEA Program, Federal Permit

    Coordinator

    Makah Indian Tribe

    P.O. Box 115

    Neah Bay, WA 98357

    Telephone (360) 645-2201

    Attn: Aaron Parker, Makah Fisheries

    Water Quality Specialist

    ______________________________

    Public Notice Date: October 6, 2017

    Expiration Date: November 7, 2017

    Reference No.: NWS-2016-826

    Name: Makah Indian Tribe

    Interested parties are hereby notified that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) AND THE WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY (ECOLOGY) HAVE RECEIVED AN APPLICATION TO PERFORM WORK IN WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES AS described below and shown on the enclosed drawings dated March 16, 2017.

    THE CORPS will review the work in accordance with Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act.

    THE MAKAH INDIAN TRIBE will review the work pursuant to water quality certification under Section 401 of the CWA.

    ECOLOGY will review the work pursuant to the Coastal Zone Management Act.

    APPLICANT: Makah Indian Tribe

    Post Office Box 115

    Neah Bay, Washington 98357

    ATTN: William S. Parkin, Jr., Director, Port of Neah Bay

    Telephone: (360) 645-3019

     

    AGENT: Berger ABAM

    33301 Ninth Avenue South, Suite 300

    Federal Way, Washington

    ATTN: Ms. Victoria England

    Telephone: (206) 357-5621

    LOCATION: The project is located in the Strait of Juan de Fuca at the Makah Reservation in Neah Bay, Clallam County, Washington

    WORK: The project consists of an extension to an existing fishing pier to accommodate an emergency response towing vessel and other associated spill response vessels. The pier extension will be about 563 feet in length extending to the northwest. Two finger piers, respectively about 325-foot and 340-ftoot lengths, will extend to the north from the angled pier extension. Two floating piers, each about 180 feet long, will be located on the north side of the pier extension. The new pier extension will be supported by up to 220 steel piles, which includes eighty-five 24-inch diameter steel piles and one hundred thirty-five 18-inch diameter steel piles. The floating piers will be secured to 18-inch diameter steel piles.

    The pier extension will have concrete decking that will be paved with an asphalt overlay. The pier extension is sloped to drain stormwater to a central utility corridor with a grated cover. The bottom of the corridor will be sealed so that stormwater will drain into the trench and be collected. The collected water will be routed to a vault with cartridges to treat the stormwater prior to discharge into Neah Bay.

    THE AREA AROUND THE EXISTING PIER AND PROPOSED EXTENSION IS PROPOSED TO HAVE ABOUT 208,000 CUBIC YARDS OF MATERIAL DREDGED to increase the depths to elevations ranging from -15 to -25 feet Mean Lower Low Water (MLLW) plus one foot allowable overdepth (-16 to -25 feet MLLW). Material would be dredged using either mechanical (clamshell) or hydraulic dredging equipment. Material suitable for in-water use would be placed using hydraulic pipeline or clamshell dredging equipment on the beneficial use site. Material not suitable for in-water disposal would be placed at an upland facility in accordance with state and federal waste and disposal regulations.

    PURPOSE: The project purpose is to provide secure, reliable support for enhanced oil spill response capability in the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Pacific Ocean in the vicinity of Neah Bay.

    DREDGED MATERIAL MANAGEMENT PROGRAM (DMMP):

    Dredged Material Testing: The proposed dredged material has been tested according to the procedures specified by DMMP, a multi-agency program for the evaluation of dredged material proposed for disposal at open-water sites in Washington State. The DMMP evaluations may include both chemical and biological testing of sediments. For this project, the DMMP agencies determined that 186,761 cubic yards were suitable for unconfined disposal at the DMMP nondispersive (or dispersive) open-water disposal site in Port Angeles and/or placement in Neah Bay for intertidal and/or subtidal beneficial use.

     The remaining 21,270 cubic yards were found unsuitable for open-water disposal. After mechanical removal, this material will be loaded onto trucks and transported to an upland disposal area, approved by the Washington State Department of Ecology and the Clallam County Department of Health.

    The sediment testing data are available at the Corps, Seattle District, Dredged Material Management Office.

    DREDGING PLAN: A dredging plan, sufficient to adequately separate contaminated material from sediments suitable for open-water disposal, will be prepared by the applicant and submitted to the regulatory agencies for review prior to dredging. A pre-dredging conference will be held to review quality control plans and procedures for material separation.

    DISPOSAL SITE USE CONDITIONS: The following standard site-use conditions will be specified by the Corps and the Washington Department of Natural Resources as part of the Federal/State permitting processes if a permit is issued:

    (1) DISPOSAL OPERATIONS MUST NOT INTERFERE WITH INDIAN TREATY FISHING AT THE DISPOSAL SITE, INCLUDING GILL NETS AND OTHER FISHING GEAR;

    (2) THE PERMITTEE MUST COORDINATE ANY NIGHTTIME DISPOSAL WITH THE CORPS, SEATTLE DISTRICT, REGULATORY BRANCH PROJECT MANAGER; AND

     (3) APPROVAL MUST BE RECEIVED FROM THE DISTRICT ENGINEER PRIOR TO CONDUCTING NIGHTTIME DISPOSAL.

     Other appropriate special conditions may be added as a result of comments received during the public review period for this public notice.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

    THE WORK WOULD BE COMPLETED OVER A 5-YEAR PERIOD.

     The line of Mean High Water/ Mean Higher High Water shown on the project drawings have not yet been verified by the U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS (CORPS). If the Corps determines the boundaries of the wetland/waters ARE SUBSTANTIALLY INACCURATE a new public notice may be published.

    MITIGATION: The applicant MAKAH INDIAN TRIBE is evaluating a number of sites within Neah Bay where derelict structures could be removed to mitigate the increased overwater coverage of the replacement structure. The PROPOSED DREDGED MATERIAL PLACEMENT would return a section of shoreline to its historical conditions based on historic photographs of the area.

    ENDANGERED SPECIES:

    The Endangered Species Act (ESA) requires federal agencies to consult with the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and/or U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) pursuant to Section 7 of the ESA on all actions that may affect a species listed (or proposed for listing) under the ESA as threatened or endangered or any designated critical habitat.

    After receipt of comments from this public notice, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will evaluate the potential impacts to proposed and/or listed species and their designated critical habitat.

    ESSENTIAL FISH HABITAT:

    The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, as amended by the Sustainable Fisheries Act of 1996, requires all Federal agencies to consult with the NMFS on ALL ACTIONS, OR PROPOSED ACTIONS, PERMITTED, FUNDED, OR UNDERTAKEN by the agency, that may adversely affect Essential Fish Habitat (EFH). The proposed action would impact EFH in the project area.

    If the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) determines that the proposed action may adversely affect EFH for federally managed fisheries in Washington waters, the Corps will initiate EFH consultation with the NMFS. The Corps’ final determination relative to project impacts and the need for mitigation measures is subject to review by and coordination with the NMFS.

    CULTURAL RESOURCES:

    The Corps has reviewed the latest published version of the National Register of Historic Places, Washington Information System for Architectural and Archaeological Records Data and other sources of information. The Corps invites responses to this public notice from Native American Tribes or tribal governments; Federal, State, and local agencies; historical and archeological societies; AND OTHER PARTIES likely to have knowledge of or concerns regarding historic properties and sites of religious and cultural significance at or

    near the project area. After receipt of comments from this public notice, the Corps will evaluate potential impacts and consult with the State Historic Preservation Officer and Native American Tribes in accordance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, as appropriate.

    PUBLIC HEARING: Any person may request, in writing, within the comment period specified in this notice, that a public hearing be held to consider this application. Requests for public hearings shall state, with particularity, the reasons for holding a public hearing.

    EVALUATION – CORPS – The decision whether to issue a permit will be based on an evaluation of the probable impacts, including cumulative impacts, of the proposed activity on THE PUBLIC INTEREST.

     That decision will reflect the national concern for both protection and utilization of important resources. The benefits, which reasonably may be expected to accrue from the proposal, MUST BE BALANCED AGAINST ITS REASONABLY FORESEEABLE DETRIMENTS.

    ALL FACTORS WHICH MAY BE RELEVANT TO THE PROPOSAL WILL BE CONSIDERED, INCLUDING THE CUMULATIVE EFFECTS THEREOF; AMONG THOSE ARE CONSERVATION, ECONOMICS, AESTHETICS, GENERAL ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS, WETLANDS, HISTORIC PROPERTIES, FISH AND WILDLIFE VALUES, FLOOD HAZARDS, FLOODPLAIN VALUES, LAND USE, NAVIGATION, SHORELINE EROSION AND ACCRETION, RECREATION, WATER SUPPLY AND CONSERVATION, WATER QUALITY, ENERGY NEEDS, SAFETY, FOOD AND FIBER PRODUCTION, MINERAL NEEDS,CONSIDERATIONS OF PROPERTY OWNERSHIP, AND, IN GENERAL, THE NEEDS AND WELFARE OF THE PEOPLE.

     The Corps is soliciting comments from the public; Native American Nations or tribal governments; Federal, State, and local agencies and officials; and other interested parties in order to consider and evaluate THE IMPACTS OF THIS ACTIVITY. Any comments received will be considered by the Corps to determine whether to issue, modify, condition or deny a permit for the work. To make this decision, comments are used to assess impacts on endangered species,

    historic properties, water quality, general environmental effects, and the other public interest factors listed above.

    Comments are used in the preparation of an Environmental Assessment and/or an Environmental Impact Statement pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act. Comments are also used to determine the need for a public hearing AND TO DETERMINE THE OVERALL PUBLIC INTEREST OF THE ACTIVITY. The described discharge will be evaluated for compliance with guidelines promulgated by the Environmental Protection Agency under authority of Section 404(b)(1) of the CWA. These guidelines require an alternatives analysis for any proposed discharge of dredged or fill material into waters of the United States.

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    EVALUATION – ECOLOGY:

     ECOLOGY is soliciting comments from the public; Federal, Native American Nations or tribal governments, State, and local agencies and officials; AND OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES in order to consider and evaluate the impacts of this activity. ECOLOGY will be considering all comments to determine whether to concur or object that the project is consistent with Ecology’s Coastal Zone Management program.

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    EVALUATION

    Makah Indian Tribe: The Makah Indian Tribe is soliciting comments from the public; Federal,

    Native American Nations or tribal governments, State, and local agencies and officials; AND OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES  in order to consider and evaluate the impacts of this activity. The Makah Indian Tribe will be considering all comments to determine whether to certify or deny certification for the proposed project.

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    COMMENT AND REVIEW PERIOD:

    Conventional mail or e-mail comments on this public notice will be accepted and made part of the record and will be considered IN DETERMINING WHETHER AUTHORIZING THE WORK WOULD NOT BE CONTRARY TO THE PUBLIC INTEREST. In order to be accepted, e-mail comments must originate from the author’s e-mail account and must include on the subject line of the e-mail message the permit applicant’s name and reference number as shown below. Either conventional mail or e-mail comments must include the permit applicant’s name and reference number, as shown below, and the commenter’s name, address, and phone number.

    All comments whether conventional mail or e-mail must reach this office, no later than the expiration date of this public notice to ensure consideration.

    Copies of this public notice which have been mailed or otherwise physically distributed feature project drawings in black and white. The electronic version features those drawings in color, which we think more accurately communicates the scope of project impacts.

    TO ACCESS THE ELECTRONIC VERSION OF THIS PUBLIC NOTICE, GO TO THE SEATTLE

    DISTRICT’S WEB PAGE AT http://www.nws.usace.army.mil/ AND UNDER THE HEADING OPEN PUBLIC COMMENT PERIODS SELECT REGULATORY PUBLIC NOTICES. RECENTLY-ISSUED PUBLIC NOTICES ARE LISTED IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER OF THE DATE OF ISSUANCE.

    SELECT AND VIEW THE LISTING FOR THIS PROJECT.

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    CORPS COMMENTS:

     All e-mail comments should be sent to pamela.sanguinetti@usace.army.mil.

    Conventional mail comments should be sent to: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Regulatory Branch,

    Attention: Ms. Pamela Sanguinetti, P.O. Box 3755, Seattle, Washington 98124-3755. All comments received will  become part of the administrative record and are subject to public release under the Freedom of Information Act including any personally identifiable information such as names, phone numbers, and addresses.

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    ECOLOGY COMMENTS: Any person desiring to present views on the project pertaining to a request for Coastal Zone Management consistency concurrence, may do so by submitting written comments to the following address:

    Department of Ecology, Attn: SEA program – Federal Permit Coordinator, P.O. Box 47600, Olympia, Washington,

    98504-7600, or e-mail to ecyrefedpermits@ecy.wa.gov

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    MAKAH INDIAN TRIBE COMMENTS: Any person desiring to present views on the project pertaining to a request for water quality certification under Section 401 of the CWA, may do so by submitting written comments to

    the following address: Makah Indian Tribe, Attn: Aaron Parker, Makah Fisheries Water Quality Specialist,

    P.O. Box 115, Neah Bay, WA 98357

    To ensure proper consideration of all comments, responders must include the following name and reference number in the text of their comments: Makah Indian Tribe, NWS-2016-826, or email to aaron.parker@makah.com

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    THE NIGHTTIME DISPOSAL OF 208,000 CUBIC YARDS OF DREDGED MATERIAL IS INCLUDED IN THE  MAKAH INDIAN TRIBE, NWS-2016-826 PROJECT

    The bottom line….

    IF NIGHTTIME DUMPING OF CONTAMINATED AND OTHER DREDGED MATERIAL IN PORT ANGELES AND CLALLAM COUNTY WA,  AND THE APPROVAL OF THE  CLALLAM COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH. CONCERNS YOU

    SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS


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