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

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

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

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

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

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

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    TRUTH IS STRANGER THAN FICTION

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

    Detailed summary of George Orwell Novel Nineteen Eighty-Four …

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

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

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

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

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

    There are three other Ministries:

    The Ministry of Plenty dealing with Economic Affairs

    The Ministry of Love dealing with law and torture

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

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

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

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

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

    unedited full text

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


  • ARAMARK’S Monopoly is Bad for America

    How Bad is ARAMARK’S Monopoly in America?

     WORSE THAN YOU THINK….

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

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

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

    Original Message —–

    From: xxx

    To: pearl hewett

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

    Subject: Foreign Job Visa Vandalism

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    Behind our backs, behind closed doors,

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

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

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

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

    DOES CONGRESS HAVE A SAY IN THIS?

    YES, AFTER THE FACT, AFTER A FASHION.

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

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    HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF MONOPOLY POWER AND MARKET POWER?

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

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

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

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

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

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    NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE (NYSE):”ARMK”

    Description

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

     ARAMARK The Company operates through three segments:

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

    Food and Support Services International (FSS International)

     and Uniform and Career Apparel (Uniform).

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

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

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

    ANY QUESTIONS?

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

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

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

    By MiAtheistGal

    Sunday Jul 27, 2014 · 11:45 AM PDT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Prison strike organizers to protest food giant Aramark | PBS NewsHour

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

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

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

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

    MONOPOLIES DO WHAT THEY WANT BECAUSE THEY CAN?

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

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

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

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     JAN 5, 2017

    Antitrust Laws And You – US Department of Justice

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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     GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP

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

    PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID, AMERICA FIRST…

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

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

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


  • WA DOE $50 Comment Recording Fee?

    WA DOE $50 Public Comment Recording Fee?

    1. Protests or objections to approval of this application must include a detailed statement of the basis for objections. 
    2. All letters of protest will become public record. 
    3. Cash shall not be accepted.  Fees must be paid by check or money order and are nonrefundable. 
    4. Protests must be accompanied by a $50 recording fee payable to the Department of Ecology, Cashiering Unit, P.O. Box 47611, Olympia, WA 98504-7611,
    5. within 30 days from June 20, and June 30, 2017.

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    I AM FREELY PROTESTING AND OBJECTING TO THIS $50.00 DOE FEE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT,  AS A MATTER OF PUBLIC RECORD,  ON MY WEBSITE.

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    TAKE NOTICE STEVENS COUNTY WE MUST  PROTEST OR OBJECT WITHIN 30 DAYS FROM JUNE 22, 2017.

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    TAKE NOTICE GRANT COUNTY WE  MUST PROTEST OR OBJECT  WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS FROM JUNE 20, 2017.

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    I GOT MY  PUBLIC NOTICE IN A PRIVATE EMAIL ON TUES JULY 11, 2017

    The email said,  So whatever we can pull together ASAP will be helpful. 

    I SUGGEST WE START HERE….

    EMAIL YOUR, OBJECTIONS, COMMENTS AND PROTESTS  REGARDING THE WA STATE DOE WATER RULERS NEW $50 COMMENT RECORDING FEE,  TAKE NOTICE TO YOUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVE AT ALL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT, FEDERAL, STATE, COUNTY AND CITY.

    INDEED,  EMAIL  OBJECTIONS, COMMENTS  AND PROTESTS  SENT TO YOUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES, ARE LEGALLY RECORDED DOCUMENTATION AND THEY ARE A MATTER OF PUBLIC RECORD. 

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    THIS DOE $50.00 FEE  TO PROTEST OR OBJECTION AND  TO RECORD PUBLIC COMMENT UNDER DOE WATER APPLICATION NO. G3-30736 IS NOT SOMETHING NEW.

     IT’S JUST NEW TO VOTING TAXPAYING CITIZEN WATER USERS.

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    HOW WA STATE DUE PROCESS ON PUBLIC NOTIFICATION WORKS, OR NOT?

    Somebody found something, and read something in  the Chewelah Independent, a newspaper in Stevens County WA on June 22nd 2017 that was placed by the Dept. of Ecology. 

    Indeed, I got my PUBLIC NOTICE in a private email on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 8:57 PM

    OBJECTIONS OR PROTESTS COMMENTS WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS FROM JUNE 22, 2017.

    WORD GETS AROUND IN CYBERSPACE (eventually)

    I AM FREELY PROTESTING AND OBJECTING TO THIS $50.00 DOE FEE ON PUBLIC COMMENT MY WEBSITE.

     —– Original Message —–

    From: XXX

    To: XXX

    Sent: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 8:57 PM

    Subject: SCPRG Update

    Protests or objections to approval of this application must include a detailed statement of the basis for objections.  All letters of protest will become public record.  Cash shall not be accepted.  Fees must be paid by check or money order and are nonrefundable.  Protests must be accompanied by a $50 recording fee payable to the Department of Ecology, Cashiering Unit, P.O. Box 47611, Olympia, WA 98504-7611, within 30 days from June 20, and June 30, 2017.

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    WA State DOE From TAXATION TO FEE-DOM

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    AS IT STOOD ON OCT 26, 2013 , AND AS IT STANDS JULY 12, 2017

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    OCT 26, 2013 IF THE GOVERNMENT CAN’T FORCE US TO PAY MORE TAXES?

    WHAT CAN THE GOVERNMENT DO TO TAKE MORE MONEY FROM US?

    The bottom line
    REMEMBER A “FEE” IS NOT A TAX
    AND, A TOLL IS JUST A FEE
    AND, A SERVICE IS JUST ANOTHER FEE
    AND, A CHARGE IS JUST ANOTHER FEE
    AND, A FARE IS JUST ANOTHER FEE

    AND, A DOE $50.00 RECORDING FEE IS JUST ANOTHER FEE

    OBJECTIONS OR COMMENTS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A $50 RECORDING FEE PAYABLE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY, CASHIERING UNIT, P.O. BOX 47611, OLYMPIA, WA 98504-7611, WITHIN 30 DAYS FROM JUNE 22, 2017.

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    STATE OF WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY OFFICE OF COLUMBIA RIVER YAKIMA, WA. NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO APPROPRIATE PUBLIC WATERS TAKE NOTICE: 

    DOE TAKE WATER TAKE NOTICE WITHIN 30 DAYS FROM JUNE 22, 2017.

    Protests or objections to approval of this application must include a detailed statement of the basis for objections.  All letters of protest will become public record.  Cash shall not be accepted.  Fees must be paid by check or money order and are nonrefundable.  Protests must be accompanied by a $50 recording fee payable to the Department of Ecology, Cashiering Unit, P.O. Box 47611, Olympia, WA 98504-7611, WITHIN 30 DAYS FROM JUNE 22, 2017.

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    GRANT COUNTY WATER CONSERVANCY BOARD AMENDED NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CHANGE OF GROUNDWATER CERTIFICATE 399A(A)

    DOE TAKE WATER TAKE NOTICE WITHIN 30 DAYS FROM JUNE 20, 2017.

    Protests must be accompanied by a fifty dollar ($50.00) recording fee and filed with the Cashiering Section, State of Washington, Department of Ecology, P.O. Box 47611, Olympia, Washington 98504-7611 WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS FROM JUNE 20, 2017. #06029/86342 Pub: June 13 & 20, 2017

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    STATE OF WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY OFFICE OF COLUMBIA RIVER YAKIMA, WA

    NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO APPROPRIATE PUBLIC WATERS TAKE NOTICE:  That STEVENS COUNTY of Colville, WA, on February 11, 2015, under Application No. G3-30736 applied to appropriate public waters, subject to existing rights, from multiple wells in the amount of 3,350 gallons per minute for continuous multiple domestic and industrial supply.

    That source of the proposed appropriation is located with the Colville River Water Resource Inventory Area, Stevens County, Washington.

    Protests or objections to approval of this application must include a detailed statement of the basis for objections.  All letters of protest will become public record.  Cash shall not be accepted.  Fees must be paid by check or money order and are nonrefundable.  Protests must be accompanied by a $50 recording fee payable to the Department of Ecology, Cashiering Unit, P.O. Box 47611, Olympia, WA 98504-7611, within 30 days from June 22, 2017.

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    GRANT COUNTY WATER CONSERVANCY BOARD AMENDED NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CHANGE OF GROUNDWATER CERTIFICATE 399A(A) TAKE NOTICE: Central Terminals, LLC of Moses Lake has made an APPLICATION FOR CHANGE/TRANSFER of Water Right to add two (2) additional points of withdrawal (POW), for Groundwater Certificate 399A(A). The Board has accepted the applicaiton for active Board review by assigning its number of GRAN-16-10. The Department of Ecology has assigned tracking number CG3-*01104C(A)@2 to this application. That Ground Water Certificate 399A(A) with a priority date of April 18, 1949 has current authorization for 800.0 gallons per minute, 296.1 acre-feet per year, for Continuous Industrial use.

    The current authorized point of withdrawal is located within the NW1/4SW1/4 Section 20, T19N., R29E., W.M., The proposed additional points of withdrawal will be one (1) existing well located within the NW1/4SE1/4 of section 20, T19N., R29E. W.M., and one (1) new well located within the NE1/4NE/4 of Section 29, T19N, R29E. W.M.

    Any interested party may submit comments, objections, and other information to the Board regarding this application. The comments and information may be submitted in writing or verbally at any public meeting of the Board held to discuss or decide on the application. Additionally, the Board will consider written comments or information provided within thirty (30) days from the last date of publication of this notice, said written comments or information to be provided to its office located at 2145 Basin Street SW, Ephrata, WA 98823. Any protests or objections to the approval of this application may be filed with the Department of Ecology and must include a detailed statement of the basis for objections.

     Protests must be accompanied by a fifty dollar ($50.00) recording fee and filed with the Cashiering Section, State of Washington, Department of Ecology, P.O. Box 47611, Olympia, Washington 98504-7611 WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS FROM JUNE 20, 2017. #06029/86342 PUB: JUNE 13 & 20, 2017

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    WA State taxes TAXATION from our elected representative

    DOE FEE INCREASES DO NOT HAVE TO BE APPROVED BY THE LEGISLATURE.

    AS IT STOOD ON OCT 26, 2013 , AND AS IT STANDS JULY 12, 2017

    ELECTIONS DO CREATE  OUR LEGISLATORS’

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    Behind My Back | Fee Fie Foe Fum

    www.behindmyback.org/2013/10/26/fee-fie-foe-fum/

    Oct 26, 2013 – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feefie-foefum. THERE’S LITTLE REASON EVER TO USE IT? This entry was posted in By Hook or By Crook, …

     OCT 26, 2013 IF THE GOVERNMENT CAN’T FORCE US TO PAY MORE TAXES?

    WHAT CAN THE GOVERNMENT DO TO TAKE MORE MONEY FROM US?

    The bottom line
    REMEMBER A “FEE” IS NOT A TAX
    AND, A TOLL IS JUST A FEE
    AND, A SERVICE IS JUST ANOTHER FEE
    AND, A CHARGE IS JUST ANOTHER FEE
    AND, A FARE IS JUST ANOTHER FEE

    AND, A DOE $50.00 RECORDING FEE IS JUST ANOTHER FEE

    WA STATE FROM TAXATION TO DOE FEE-DOM

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    Clallam County citizens  sent in over a thousand objections  on The DOE Dungeness Water Rule and the DOE sent us 500 pages of too bad so sad.

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    VENGEANCE IS MINE SAITH THE WA STATE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY (DOE)

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    VENGEANCE IS MINE SAITH WA STATE VOTERS COME ELECTION TIME


  • People Send Me Stuff – This is Good News

    Three (3) BLM state directors removed in reorganization — sources

    Reassigning three state directors represents a major administrative change for the agency.

    DO YOU REMEMBER BLM NEVADA STATE DIRECTOR AMY LUEDERS?

    Amy Lueders was BLM Nevada director during the disastrous 2014 armed standoff with ranchers and militia groups who blocked the agency from removing hundreds of head of cattle owned by rancher Cliven Bundy that were illegally grazing on federal land.

    DO YOU REMEMBER BLM NEW MEXICO STATE DIRECTOR AMY LUEDERS?

    Amy Lueders, appointed New Mexico state director in 2015, was viewed as instrumental in helping BLM develop sweeping federal greater sage grouse conservation plans that were key in convincing the Fish and Wildlife Service not to list the bird for protection under the Endangered Species Act.

    PRIOR to her appointment as New Mexico director, Amy Lueders served on detail in BLM’s Washington headquarters overseeing SAGE GROUSE CONSERVATION as acting assistant director for renewable resources and planning.

    Zinke, a longtime critic of the federal plans, this month announced Interior will review the GROUSE PLANS to determine in part whether they are hindering energy production on public lands (Greenwire, June 7).

    New Mexico Director, Amy Lueders is among as many as 50 BLM and other Interior (SES) career officials notified this month that they are being transferred to different agencies or other positions within BLM

    Sources also confirmed that , Amy Lueders is being transferred to an unspecified position at the Fish and Wildlife Service in Albuquerque, N.M. The Washington Post first reported , Amy Lueders’ transfer.

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    Read, research and document ….

    After President Trump took office Jan 20, 2017

    MIKE NEDD  BECAME THE  BLM “ACTING” DIRECTOR IN MID MARCH 2017 according to Sally that answered Nedd’s phone in  his WA DC office 202-208-3801, today  June 30, 2017. (she was not very friendly)

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    BLM ACTING Director Nedd was not involved in the decision to transfer the state directors, a source with knowledge of the reorganization told E&E News.

    The source said Nedd was told of the transfers about an hour before the letters were sent June 15 to the employees targeted for transfer.

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    BLM “ACTING”  Director Mike Nedd “REACTING” to as many as 50 BLM and other (SES) Interior career officials notified June 15, 2017 that they are being transferred to different agencies or other positions within BLM, click on the link

    BLM ACTING Director Nedd sent an agencywide email to all staff Date: Fri, Jun 16, 2017 at 5:35 AM  Subject: Defining Our Priorities in a Time of Change

    snippets…

    Hello Fellow BLMers,

    During this transition, it’s important we take extra care of one another and ourselves. If we do so, I know we will succeed. We’re BLM Strong, and we’ll get through this transition. We are all in this together.

    Take care and have a wonderful day! : )

    MICHAEL D. NEDD

    BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, ACTING DIRECTOR

    202-208-3801 Office mnedd@blm.gov

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    Hmmm….. Acting BLM Director Michael D. Nedd’s  5:35 AM  email’s  bottom line

    “Do all the good you can, in all the ways you can, for all the people you can, WHILE you can!

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    AND THAN, REACTING  FURTHER AFTER the  5:35 AM email  …. BLM ACTING Director Mike Nedd held a June 16, 2017 teleconference with members of the agency’s Executive Leadership Team to discuss the latest SES transfers and to prepare senior leadership for “one or two more rounds” of similar moves in the coming weeks, sources said.

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    I was Reacting to the good news.. but as usual, I did more reading, researching and the documentation above before I posted this comment.

    We are all in this together. continue reading the good news…

    Take care and have a wonderful day! : )

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    This is the Good News

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    —– Original Message —–

    From: XXX

    To: phew@wavecable.com

    Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 11:04 AM

    Subject: BLM at Interior being reorganized

    INTERIOR (DOI)

    3 BLM state directors removed in reorganization — sources

    Scott Streater, E&E News reporter

    The Bureau of Land Management is reassigning three state directors — Ruth Welch in Colorado, Bud Cribley in Alaska and Amy Lueders in New Mexico — to positions at other federal agencies as part of a broader Interior Department reorganization. BLM (Welch);Cribley/LinkedIn;BLM/Facebook (Lueders)

    The Bureau of Land Management is reassigning the directors of the Alaska, Colorado and New Mexico state offices to positions at other federal agencies as part of an Interior Department reorganization that sources say is only beginning.

    Alaska Director Bud Cribley, Colorado Director Ruth Welch and New Mexico Director Amy Lueders are among as many as 50 BLM and other Interior career officials notified this month that they are being transferred to different agencies or other positions within BLM, multiple sources with knowledge of the moves told E&E News.

    The Senior Executive Service officials were told of the transfers earlier this month and given 15 days, or until Wednesday, to either accept the transfers, retire or resign (Greenwire, June 16). Additional transfer notices will be coming as soon as this week, sources said.

    BLM and Interior Department officials have declined to provide many details about the ongoing reorganization effort, or the transfers of SES employees to other federal agencies.

    But reassigning three state directors represents a major administrative change for the agency. The trio at issue oversee 94 million acres of some of the most resource-rich and environmentally sensitive lands managed by the agency.

    It’s not clear whether anyone has been named to replace the outgoing state directors.

    Heather Swift, an Interior spokeswoman, declined to confirm that the state directors are being reassigned.

    “I have no information on specific personnel matters at this time,” Swift said in an email.

    But sources confirmed that Cribley is being transferred from the Alaska state office to an unspecified administrative position at the Fish and Wildlife Service in Washington, D.C. Cribley would have 60 days to move if he accepts the transfer, sources said.

    Welch is being reassigned to an administrative position with the Bureau of Reclamation but will remain in the Denver area.

    Sources also confirmed that Lueders is being transferred to an unspecified position at the Fish and Wildlife Service in Albuquerque, N.M. The Washington Post first reported Lueders’ transfer.

    It’s not clear whether the three state directors have agreed to the transfers. Only Cribley, who first joined BLM in 1975, has been with the agency long enough to retire with full benefits, sources said.

    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has defended the transfers in general, telling reporters last week that he wasn’t firing anyone, but rather shifting people to jobs where their skills are better suited (E&E News PM, June 21).

    Senior executives are required when they enter the SES to sign a form acknowledging they are subject to involuntary reassignments.

    By statute, reassignments must comply with proper notification requirements of at least 15 days for a transfer to another SES job within the same agency and the same commuting area, and 60 days for a transfer outside the geographic commuting area.

    “If you accept an SES position, you should be prepared to move,” Zinke said.

    More moves coming

    BLM acting Director Mike Nedd held a June 16 teleconference with members of the agency’s Executive Leadership Team to discuss the latest SES transfers and to prepare senior leadership for “one or two more rounds” of similar moves in the coming weeks, sources said.

    A BLM source said a new round of agency transfers could come as early as Thursday.

    Swift, in a brief email to E&E News, wrote that Zinke “has been absolutely out front” that transfers were coming since “his first-day address to all employees” in March.

    They are part of an Interior agencywide reboot Zinke outlined in general terms this month that calls for reorganizing the agency under a “joint system” that would shift federal employees from Washington to the field (E&E News PM, June 8).

    He has promised more details in the coming weeks.

    “Personnel moves are being conducted to better serve the taxpayer and the Department’s operations through matching Senior Executive skill sets with mission and operational requirements,” Swift wrote.

    The Trump administration’s proposed fiscal 2018 budget for BLM calls for a nearly 13 percent cut in funding from current operating levels.

    Nedd sent an agencywide email to all staff June 16 acknowledging that the budget cuts, if implemented, “could mean 1,000 fewer full-time equivalent employees across the Nation,” according to a copy of the email obtained by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility.

    Nedd’s email says the agency can probably handle most of the reduction through attrition and retirements but adds that BLM “may also seek authority from the Office of Personnel Management to offer early retirement and voluntary separation incentives later this year.”

    Nedd was not involved in the decision to transfer the state directors, a source with knowledge of the reorganization told E&E News. The source said Nedd was told of the transfers about an hour before the letters were sent June 15 to the employees targeted for transfer.

    Sources said the transfer decision came down the chain of command from James Cason, Interior’s associate deputy secretary.

    Cason, a George W. Bush-era official who served as Interior associate deputy secretary from 2001 to 2009, is co-leading an Interior rule-cutting task force (E&E News PM, April 24).

    Though details are few, the transfers have sparked questions from elected leaders. New Mexico Sen. Tom Udall (D) at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing last week expressed concern to Zinke about losing Lueders.

    Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D), attending the Western Governors’ Association annual meeting in Whitefish, Mont., told E&E News this week that he’s concerned about the impacts of losing talented BLM staffers that his office has worked with on issues like greater sage grouse management.

    “All I have is anecdotal information, but it sounds like people are being transferred away from their expertise and away from their traditional area of responsibility, and I do worry that we’re going to lose some of the institutional memory, that kind of muscle memory that allows you to get good policy and not bad policy,” Hickenlooper said.

    Montana Gov. Steve Bullock (D), also attending the WGA meeting, echoed Hickenlooper. While Bullock said it’s “laudable” to reorganize the agency to make it more effective, “we need to make sure in doing so we’re not taking steps back.”

    Political payback?

    Alaska, Colorado and New Mexico have all been involved in controversial energy development and natural resource issues in the past few years, and sources say Interior brass do not view the three state directors at issue as being compatible with the Trump administration’s stated push to promote more oil and gas development and mining activity on federal lands.

    The transfer of Cribley, who has been BLM’s Alaska state director since November 2010, comes just weeks after Zinke toured the state and announced plans to open new sections of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska to oil and gas leasing (Energywire, June 1).

    Sources said Cribley had a good relationship with Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chairwoman Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), who accompanied Zinke on part of his tour through the state last month.

    But Murkowski and other members of Alaska’s congressional delegation have long complained about federal land-use policies that they say have limited access to mineral resources and stifled economic development.

    Welch, appointed Colorado state director in June 2014, helped broker agreements throwing out already-issued oil and gas leases in the Thompson Divide portion of the White River National Forest and atop the sensitive Roan Plateau.

    Welch stood next to former Interior Secretary Sally Jewell during a ceremony in Denver announcing both agreements; the leader of an industry trade group derided the ceremony as “despicable” (E&E News PM, Nov. 17, 2016).

    Lueders, appointed New Mexico state director in 2015, was viewed as instrumental in helping BLM develop sweeping federal greater sage grouse conservation plans that were key in convincing the Fish and Wildlife Service not to list the bird for protection under the Endangered Species Act.

    Prior to her appointment as New Mexico director, she served on detail in BLM’s Washington headquarters overseeing sage grouse conservation as acting assistant director for renewable resources and planning.

    Zinke, a longtime critic of the federal plans, this month announced Interior will review the grouse plans to determine in part whether they are hindering energy production on public lands (Greenwire, June 7).

    Lueders was also BLM Nevada director during the disastrous 2014 armed standoff with ranchers and militia groups who blocked the agency from removing hundreds of head of cattle owned by rancher Cliven Bundy that were illegally grazing on federal land.

    Other moves

    Other high-ranking BLM officials are also being transferred.

    Among them is Salvatore Lauro, who directs the agency’s Office of Law Enforcement and Security.

    Lauro is scheduled to be transferred to the Fish and Wildlife Service as chief of FWS’s Office of Law Enforcement.

    The current FWS Office of Law Enforcement chief, Bill Woody, will essentially switch places with Lauro and is scheduled to be transferred to head up BLM’s Office of Law Enforcement and Security.

    In addition, Janine Velasco, BLM’s assistant director of business, fiscal and information resources management, is being transferred to an unspecified administrative position at FWS in Washington.

    Reporter Jennifer Yachnin contributed.

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    “Do all the good you can, in all the ways you can, for all the people

    you can, WHILE you can!


  • SES Sabotage on Trump’s Administration

    Ibid., ¶ 4, line 1 –“Often sabotage is unrecognizable because of the

    virtually invisible ways civil servants can act in bad faith toward

    political executives.”

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    Ibid., ¶ 4, line 6 –“People in the White House are aware of those sub governments but have no obvious control over them.”

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    Ibid., ¶ 5, line 1 –“…Political executives who try to exercise leadership within

    government may encounter intense opposition that they can neither avoid nor reconcile.”

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    1. 252, ¶ 3, line1 –“Political appointees can sometimes encounter

    much more vigorous forms of sabotage. These range from minor

    needling to massive retaliation.”

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    1. 254, ¶ 1 after quote, line1 –“…[W]hile academics write about

    the iron triangle as if it were an immutable force, or prudent political

    executives recognize that although they cannot stop bureaucratic

    sabotage, neither are they helpless against it.”

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    Reading Number 37 from A Government of Strangers by Hugh Heclo

    www.oswego.edu/~ruddy/Reading%20Number%2037.pdf

    officials has become extraordinarily difficult in Washington.” p. 250, ¶ 1 … Political executives who try to exercise leadership within government may encounter.

    1. 249, introduction/abstract, line 3 –

    “Presidents select a small number (a few thousand) of high-level people to head the executive branch agencies. Among those appointments are cabinet secretaries,

    undersecretaries, assistant secretaries, and the like.

    THE REST OF THOSE WHO WORK IN THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH ARE CIVIL SERVANTS, CHOSEN FOR GOVERNMENT JOBS BY MERIT EXAMS, AND THEY REMAIN IN GOVERNMENT SERVICE FOR MANY YEARS, EVEN DECADES.”

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    Ibid., introduction/abstract, line 9 –“Helco identifies the often-unseen tension

    between a president’s appointees and the bureaucrats.”

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    Ibid., ¶ 1, line 1 –“Every new administration gives fresh impetus to an age-old

    struggle between change and continuity, between political leadership and bureaucratic power.

    Bureaucrats have a legitimate interest in maintaining the integrity of

    government programs and organizations.”

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    Ibid., ¶ 2, line 1 –“The search for effective  political leadership in a

    bureaucracy of responsible career officials has become extraordinarily

    difficult in Washington.”

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    1. 250, ¶ 1, line1 –“Congress is widely thought to have lost power to

    the executive branch, but congressional rather than executive behavior

    remains a major preoccupation in political research. Observers acknowledge

    that no president can cope with more than a tiny fraction of the decision making

    in government…”

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    Ibid., ¶ 4, line 1 –“…The administrative machinery in Washington represents

    a number of fragmented power centers rather than a set of subordinate unites

    under the President.”

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    Ibid., ¶ 4, line 6 –“People in the White House are aware of those sub governments but have no obvious control over them.”

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    Ibid., ¶ 5, line 1 –“…Political executives who try to exercise leadership within

    government may encounter intense opposition that they can neither avoid nor reconcile.”

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    Ibid., ¶ 5, line 7 –“Many… sincerely believe in their bureau’s purpose and

    feel they must protect its jurisdiction, programs, and budget at all costs.”

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    1. 251, ¶ 2, line1 –“The structure of most bureaucratic sabotage has been characterized as an ‘iron triangle’

    uniting a particular government bureau, its relevant interest group, and congressional supporters.”

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    Ibid., ¶ 3, line 1 –“The common features of these sub governments are

    enduring mutual interests across the executive and legislative branches

    and between the public and private sectors.”

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    Ibid., ¶ 4, line 1 –“Often sabotage is unrecognizable because of the

    virtually invisible ways civil servants can act in bad faith toward

    political executives.”

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    1. 252, ¶ 3, line1 –“Political appointees can sometimes encounter

    much more vigorous forms of sabotage. These range from minor

    needling to massive retaliation.”

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    1. 254, ¶ 1 after quote, line1 –“…[W]hile academics write about

    the iron triangle as if it were an immutable force, or prudent political

    executives recognize that although they cannot stop bureaucratic

    sabotage, neither are they helpless against it.”

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    1. 255, last ¶, line1 –“Thus the political executives’ own positive efforts are the necessary – if not always sufficient – condition for combating sabotage.

    Since some bureaucratic subversion is an ever-present possibility and since punishment is difficult,

    the government executives’ real choice is to build and use their political relationships or forfeit most other strategic resources for leadership.”

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    Just saying REALLY?

    Circa 1977  And yet the fact re­mains that whether the President relies mainly on his White House aides or his cabinet officials,

    someone is suppose to be listening to the bureaucracy “out there.”

    For the President, his appointees, and high-ranking bureaucrats, the struggle to control the bureaucracy is usually a leap into the dark.

    Despite the host of management and organizational studies, Washington exposés and critiques of the bureaucracy very little information is available about the working world, and everyday conduct of the top people in government.


  • FCC: Substantive Evil to Public Safety

    FCC: Substantive Evil to Public Safety

    CNN KATHY GRIFFITH USED  A PUBLIC TELEVISION NETWORK, (REGULATED BY THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)  TO COMMUNICATE AND VISUALLY DISPLAY, HER PROFANE “GROSSLY OFFENSIVE” DISTURBING, STOMACH TURNING, GORY, DECAPITATED BLOODY HEAD OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

    Kathy Griffin Beheads Donald Trump in Shocking Photo Shoot | TMZ …

    www.tmz.com/2017/05/30/kathy-griffin-beheads-donald-trump-photo-tyler-shields/

    May 30, 2017 – Kathy Griffin wants Donald Trump’s head … but she wants it bloody and … The comedian posed for the gory shot during a photo session with …

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    MAY 30, 2017  CNN KATHY GRIFFITH HOLDING UP THE SEVERED BLOODY, HEAD  OF PRESIDENT TRUMP,  ON PUBLIC TELEVISION, DID DESTROY THE TRANQUILITY, DID  DISTURB THE PEACE, DID TROUBLE, DID FRIGHTEN, DID STIR UP, DID AGITATE, DID EMOTIONALLY OR MENTALLY; UPSET…   USING PUBLIC FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

    IF YOU SEE SOMETHING THAT INVOLVES  A “CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER OF SERIOUS, SUBSTANTIVE EVIL” TO THE PUBLIC SAFETY et al  AMERICAN CONGRESSMEN AND CITIZENS

    SAY SOMETHING…

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    FCC Broadcasting obscene content is prohibited by law at all times of the day. Indecent and PROFANE CONTENT ARE PROHIBITED ON BROADCAST TV AND RADIO BETWEEN 6 A.M. AND 10 P.M., WHEN THERE IS A REASONABLE RISK THAT CHILDREN MAY BE IN THE AUDIENCE. 

    PRESIDENT TRUMP’S  11 YEAR OLD SON, BARRON TRUMP, WAS WATCHING TELEVISION TUESDAY, MAY 30, 2017

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    WHAT IS THE FCC’S RESPONSIBILITY?

    EXPRESSIONS OF VIEWS THAT “DO NOT” INVOLVE A “CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER OF SERIOUS, SUBSTANTIVE EVIL” COME UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE CONSTITUTION, WHICH GUARANTEES FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND FREEDOM OF THE PRESS AND PREVENTS SUPPRESSION OF THESE EXPRESSIONS BY THE FCC.

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    WHAT “CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER OF SERIOUS, SUBSTANTIVE EVIL” DID KATHY GRIFFITH VIEWS ON CNN INCITE?

    Kathy Griffin recently promoted a video showing a bloody, decapitated head of President Trump, demonstrating ISIS-style tactics for murdering your political opponents. The message? It’s okay to kill Republicans, and especially Trump.

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    Seething hatred of left-wing media drives shooter to target …

    www.naturalnews.com/2017-06-14-seething-hatred-of-left-wing-media-drives-shoote…

    2 days ago – TARGETING REPUBLICANS FOR THE KIND OF MASS MURDER PROMOTED BY KATHY …. TO TARGET CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS IN ATTEMPTED MASS SHOOTING.

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    Federal law prohibits obscene, indecent and PROFANE, content from being broadcast on the radio or T.V.

    IN THE SUPREME COURT’S 1964 LANDMARK CASE ON OBSCENITY AND PORNOGRAPHY, JUSTICE STEWART POTTER FAMOUSLY WROTE: “I KNOW IT WHEN I SEE IT.”  THAT CASE STILL INFLUENCES FCC RULES TODAY, AND COMPLAINTS FROM THE PUBLIC ABOUT BROADCASTING OBJECTIONABLE CONTENT DRIVE THE ENFORCEMENT OF THOSE RULES.

    IN OTHER WORDS, IF YOU “KNOW IT, WHEN YOU SEE IT” AND FIND IT OBJECTIONABLE, YOU CAN TELL THE FCC AND ASK US TO CHECK INTO IT.

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    THE MEDIA BUREAU PHONE: (202) 418-7200 oversees broadcast radio and television, as well as cable and satellite services on behalf of consumers. It also administers licensing and policy matters for broadcast services and cable, and handles post-licensing matters for satellite services.

    Full unedited text….

    Obscene, Indecent and Profane Broadcasts Guide.

    Federal law prohibits obscene, indecent and profane content from being broadcast on the radio or TV.  That may seem clear enough, but determining what obscene, indecent and profane mean can be difficult, depending on who you talk to.

    In the Supreme Court’s 1964 landmark case on obscenity and pornography, Justice Stewart Potter famously wrote: “I know it when I see it.”  That case still influences FCC rules today, and complaints from the public about broadcasting objectionable content drive the enforcement of those rules.

    In other words, if you “know it when you see it” and find it objectionable, you can tell the FCC and ask us to check into it.

    Deciding what’s obscene, indecent or profane

    Each type of content has a distinct definition:

    Obscene content does not have protection by the First Amendment.  For content to be ruled obscene, it must meet a three-pronged test established by the Supreme Court: It must appeal to an average person’s prurient interest; depict or describe sexual conduct in a “patently offensive” way; and, taken as a whole, lack serious literary, artistic, political or scientific value.

    Indecent content portrays sexual or excretory organs or activities in a way that does not meet the three-prong test for obscenity.

    PROFANE, content includes “grossly offensive” language that is considered a public nuisance.

    Factors in determining how FCC rules apply include the specific nature of the content, the time of day it was broadcast and the context in which the broadcast took place.

    Broadcasting obscene content is prohibited by law at all times of the day. Indecent and PROFANE, content are prohibited on broadcast TV and radio between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m., when there is a reasonable risk that children may be in the audience.

    What about cable, satellite TV and satellite radio?

    Because obscenity is not protected by the First Amendment, it is prohibited on cable, satellite and broadcast TV and radio.  However, the same rules for indecency and profanity do not apply to cable, satellite TV and satellite radio because they are subscription services.

    ENFORCING THE RULES

    Enforcement of the obscenity, indecency and profanity rules usually begins with complaints from the public that FCC staff review for possible violations. If an investigation is warranted and the FCC finds a station in violation of its rules, it has the authority to revoke a station license, impose a fine or issue a warning.

    What information should I include in an obscenity, indecency or profanity complaint with the FCC?

    When filing a complaint, please include the following information:

    • Date and time of the broadcast.
    • The call sign, channel and/or frequency of the station.
    • Details of what was actually said or depicted during the broadcast.

    Detailed complaints are helpful for analyzing the context of offensive language, images or scenes and determining possible rule violations. It is also helpful (but not a requirement) to include a recording or transcript of a broadcast when possible, though any documentation you provide becomes part of the FCC’s records and may not be returned.

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    THE FCC AND FREEDOM OF SPEECH

    Full unedited text….

    FCC and Freedom of Speech Guide (pdf)

    The Federal Communications Commission receives numerous complaints that television and/or radio networks, stations or their employees or guests have broadcast extreme, incorrect or somehow improper political, economic or social statements.

    In some cases, the complaints allege that certain broadcast statements may endanger the United States or its people, or threaten our form of government, our economic system or established institutions like family or marriage. They say these statements are “un-American” and an abuse of freedom of speech. The FCC also receives complaints that some broadcast statements criticize, ridicule, “stereotype” or demean individuals or groups because of the religion, race, nationality, gender or other characteristics of the group or individual.

    FINALLY, MANY CONSUMERS COMPLAIN THAT TELEVISION OR RADIO BROADCASTS ARE OBSCENE, INDECENT, PROFANE OR OTHERWISE OFFENSIVE.

    WHAT IS THE FCC’S RESPONSIBILITY?

    The FCC is barred by law from trying to prevent the broadcast of any point of view. The Communications Act prohibits the FCC from censoring broadcast material, in most cases, and from making any regulation that would interfere with freedom of speech.

    EXPRESSIONS OF VIEWS THAT “DO NOT” INVOLVE A “CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER OF SERIOUS, SUBSTANTIVE EVIL” COME UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE CONSTITUTION, WHICH GUARANTEES FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND FREEDOM OF THE PRESS AND PREVENTS SUPPRESSION OF THESE EXPRESSIONS BY THE FCC.

    According to an FCC opinion on this subject, “the public interest is best served by permitting free expression of views.” This principle ensures that the most diverse and opposing opinions will be expressed, even though some may be highly offensive.

    THE FCC, HOWEVER, DOES HAVE ENFORCEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES IN CERTAIN LIMITED INSTANCES. For example, the Courts have said that indecent material is protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution AND CANNOT BE BANNED ENTIRELY.

    IT MAY BE RESTRICTED, HOWEVER, IN ORDER TO AVOID ITS BROADCAST WHEN THERE IS A REASONABLE RISK THAT CHILDREN MAY BE IN THE AUDIENCE. BETWEEN 6 A.M. AND 10 P.M. (when there is the greatest likelihood that children may be watching,) airing indecent material is prohibited by FCC rules.

    Broadcasters are required to schedule their programming accordingly or face enforcement action. Similarly, the Commission has stated that profane material is prohibited between 6 A.M. and 10 P.M.

    Finally, the courts have ruled that obscene material is not protected by the First Amendment and cannot be broadcast at any time. For more information about these rules, see our consumer guide.

    WHAT ARE THE BROADCASTERS’ RESPONSIBILITIES?

    Individual radio and television station licensees are responsible for selecting all broadcast matter and for determining how their stations can best serve their communities. Broadcast licensees are responsible for choosing both the entertainment programming and the programming concerning local issues, news, public affairs, religion, sports and other subjects to be aired by the station. They also decide how their programs, including call-in shows, will be conducted and whether or not to edit or reschedule programs or material (for example, moving a program to a time slot during which children may not be listening or watching).

    WHAT IF I HAVE A COMMENT AND/OR CONCERN ABOUT A SPECIFIC BROADCAST OR STATEMENT?

    If you consider a broadcast obscene, indecent, or PROFANE, you can file a complaint with the FCC. Factors in determining how FCC rules apply include the specific nature of the content, the time of day it was broadcast and the context in which the broadcast took place.

    PRESIDENT TRUMP’S  11 YEAR OLD SON, BARRON TRUMP, WAS WATCHING TELEVISION THAT DAY, TUESDAY, MAY 30, 2017

    HOW MANY OTHER CHILDREN WERE WATCHING?

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    It’s also clear that the shooter specifically targeted a Republican softball game, obviously driven to hatred and rage by the venomous narratives of the left-wing media and its Trump-hating propagandists.

    Leftist Violence Reaches Nadir in Assassination Attempt on GOP …

    www.newsmax.com/DeroyMurdock/james-t-hodgkinson-kathy-griffin…/796331/

    18 hours ago – PRETTY SOON, ALL OF THIS ASSASSINATION TALK WILL GET SOMEONE SHOT, I told my Fox News colleague Tucker Carlson on Tuesday afternoon. And on …

    INDEED, A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER OF SERIOUS, SUBSTANTIVE EVIL” INCITING VIOLENCE.

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    THE FCC AND FREEDOM OF SPEECH

    EXPRESSIONS OF VIEWS THAT “DO NOT” INVOLVE  A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER OF SERIOUS, SUBSTANTIVE EVIL” COME UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE CONSTITUTION,

     WHICH GUARANTEES FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND FREEDOM OF THE PRESS AND PREVENTS SUPPRESSION OF THESE EXPRESSIONS BY THE FCC.

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    In the Supreme Court’s 1964 landmark case on obscenity and pornography, Justice Stewart Potter famously wrote: “I KNOW IT WHEN I SEE IT.”

     THAT CASE STILL INFLUENCES FCC RULES TODAY, AND COMPLAINTS FROM THE PUBLIC ABOUT BROADCASTING OBJECTIONABLE CONTENT DRIVE THE ENFORCEMENT OF THOSE RULES.

    IN OTHER WORDS, IF YOU “KNOW IT WHEN YOU SEE IT” AND FIND IT OBJECTIONABLE, you can tell the FCC and ask us to check into it.

    AND, YOU CAN FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE FCC.

    IF YOU SEE SOMETHING THAT INVOLVES  A “CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER OF SERIOUS, SUBSTANTIVE EVIL” TO THE PUBLIC SAFETY et al AMERICAN CONGRESSMEN AND CITIZENS

    SAY SOMETHING…

    THE FCC’S PUBLIC SAFETY & HOMELAND SECURITY BUREAU (PSHSB) ADVISES, MAKES RECOMMENDATIONS TO, OR ACTS FOR THE COMMISSION UNDER DELEGATED AUTHORITY, IN ALL MATTERS PERTAINING TO PUBLIC SAFETY, HOMELAND SECURITY, NATIONAL SECURITY, EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND PREPAREDNESS, DISASTER MANAGEMENT, AND ANCILLARY OPERATIONS. 

    FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE FCC MEDIA BUREAU AND  SEND IT TO YOUR ELECTED MEMBERS IN THE U.S. CONGRESS.

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    foot note…

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent agency of the United States government created by statute (47 U.S.C. § 151 and 47 U.S.C. § 154) TO REGULATE interstate communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable.

    Contact Phone: (202) 418-1300 24/7 Operations Center: (202) 418-1122