“You can’t complain if you don’t vote.” Low voter turnout is a disgrace.
Both major parties are OK with ongoing, undeclared/unwon wars overseas, the drug war racket, & a secretive, wasteful and ineffective Dept. of Homeland Security.
US Border Patrol, Port Angeles, WA-
A US Border Patrol spokesperson tells the press:
“Border Patrol spokeswoman Jenny Burke said Monday that the agency will not release any information on the number of arrests made by agents who work out of the Port Angeles station, the names of those arrested, what they were arrested for and the disposition of their cases”
Arrest statistics are secret.
“Disclosure of the arrest statistics from the Port Angeles station would provide those interested in crossing our borders illegally with information that could aid their strategic targeting of potentially vulnerable areas along the border,” he said in an e-mail. “To maintain operational security these numbers will not be provided.”
Secret arrest policy instantly lifted if something to brag about takes place.
CBP showcases apprehensions on their own web site. Does this report threaten national security?
Any other law enforcement agencies observing the do not report arrest numbers due to security reasons protocol?
Homeland Security grant money-
Welcome Home Troops
Thanks for your service
The War on Terror brings a new, $11.9 million, 50 agent US Border Patrol facility to Port Angeles.
More here: News tip/story idea
Drug War racket-
“Most of the money comes from a string of federal heroin raids in and around Snohomish. Ultimately the suspects were unable to prove they obtained the cash legally, allowing police to go through the process to seize it, the chief said.”
“The troops are defending your rights and freedoms.”
Hey school teachers- if the wars aren’t won- how can they protect our freedom?
More here: Goodbye Armistice Day
“Americans wouldn’t have the freedom to post comments on newspaper websites if people had not given their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan to protect that freedom.”
Hey school teachers- where did this idea come from? Were US troops sent to Vietnam so that Americans could be free to send letters to the editor?
Is there any case in which the US Armed Forces have been sent to distant lands on a mission to protect freedom of speech?
Is protecting freedom of speech even part of training scenarios?
More here: Glorifying military service
Post 911 phenomenon: Where are the veterans who don’t want free meals, discounts, head of the line privileges at the airport, etc.
I grew up in the 60s and 70s. Veterans were all around- church, school, Boy Scout leaders, family, the neighborhood, etc. It was all just an average thing. These folks weren’t seen as a separate part of American society.
People weren’t stepping over to say “Thanks for your service” to my Dad- who did time in the Navy in the 50s- but looked just like anyone else out in public.
These guys weren’t lining up for free dinner promotions marketed by major restaurant chains.
Meet some veterans who have become disgruntled Re: discount availability:
Well done guys.
It turns out “The Troops” were in no hurry to enable all adults to act on their right to vote.
US Military operations conducted in the 1940s, 50s & 60s didn’t get the job done.
It wasn’t until July of 1971 that 18 year old adults could take delivery on one of the freedoms we hear so much about.
If veterans fought for our right to vote- how come women were not allowed to vote at the end of WWI?
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