Voting & political parties-
The people who run both major parties & the conventions that nominate presidential candidates are OK with ongoing, undeclared/unwon wars overseas, the drug war racket, & a secretive, wasteful and ineffective Dept. of Homeland Security.
Ditto for the TV networks that host presidential debates & ask scripted questions of candidates.
The majority of voters will align with one of these two parties.
Post 911 security-
The NFL salutes The Troops while increasing security at stadiums because US wars are keeping us safe?
Welcome Home Troops
Thanks for your service
Post-911 security protocols kept him safe:
Man dies after car drives off ferry dock
War on Terror-
The General needs more troops in Afghanistan:
“If we don’t stay engaged here to build [the Afghan security forces’] capacity to fight [terrorist groups]…it’s coming back to the homeland,” said Gen. John Campbell, the top U.S. general in Afghanistan. “So it’s pay a little bit now, build the capability, and keep this an away game as opposed to a home game.”
The War on Terror is meant to keep bad people from coming to the US?
“James said western Washington might as well be the backyard for three Mexican drug cartels.”
US Dept. of Homeland Security-
State-run media update:
“Our nation is safer and more secure because of their leadership and dedication to mission.”
These are the folks who tell us there is “no credible threat” anytime they move to ramp up security.
No specific, credible threat? Would a bank robber threaten to knock off a bank next Tuesday?
If the good guys can tell what the bad guys will do before they do it- surely, these powerful crime fighting tools will be used to shut down gang and cartel activity, heroin trafficking, bank robberies, school & church shootings, child abduction, etc.
Are passports/enhanced/Real IDs effective in keeping heroin out of the US?
Standard driver’s licenses have not been accepted at the border since 2009.
If special ID works to keep bad guys out- how are cartels moving product into Washington State in 2015?
DEA: ‘Meth … is dark horse riding side by side with heroin’; Mexican cartels operating in Northwest
Out at the airport-
What prevents the badass terrorists we are supposed to stay scared of from causing problems in a crowded airport just short of the screening checkpoint, or in the unscreened area where people drive in to pick up/drop off airline passengers?
Each November, school teachers across America host Veterans Day assemblies– and promote the idea that The Troops are in distant lands- fighting for American rights and freedoms.
More here: Ongoing Militarization of American Culture
CBS News video: Ex-employee: Wounded Warrior Project conduct “makes me sick”
Phase out decades of undeclared/unwon wars overseas.
Politicians who say they care about green energy, jobs & the economy-
Instant, non-experimental jobs program/revenue generator requiring zero tax dollars-
Allow U.S. farmers to answer the global demand for Industrial Hemp.
War on Drugs-
Local law enforcement agencies may benefit when the US Dept. of Homeland Security fails to keep heroin out of the US-
Seattle media: Heroin busts could finance police construction in Snohomish
More here: Drug War Racket
Newspeople not asking questions-
All of the issues above cry out for investigative reporting while major news outlets use their facebook feed to inform us on favorite coffee drinks, most popular baby names, favorite snack foods, cutest pet photos, and other Ron Burgundy-approved news features.
News tip/story idea:
US Border Patrol, Port Angeles, WA-
Secret arrest statistics, denied FOIA requests, heroin in the community & a Border Patrol whistleblower investigation Re: fraudulent overtime that resulted in further suppression of information- keep the focus on asking questions in these areas.
Similar items posted daily on facebook at:
US Department of Credibility
Newspeople will not question the US Border Patrol at Port Angeles?
Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.
and Sound of Freedom
Photo- Mystery Bay