DSC_0168 copy How to get there- here

DSC_0084Was sending US troops to Iraq & Afghanistan meant to keep bad people from coming here & doing bad things?

 

US Marines-

“We fight over there, so we don’t have to fight here”

 

Has anyone ever seen the press question the US Dept. of Homeland Security/CBP on their role in keeping heroin out of the US?

Love to see newspeople schedule an interview with the US Dept. of Homeland Security & ask:

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.

 

2012-

Border Patrol cuts ribbon for new $11.9 million facility in Port Angeles

2013-

Heroin epidemic gripping Port Angeles

2015-

Port Angeles residents fed up with heroin problem

Seattle media:

DEA-

“James said western Washington might as well be the backyard for three Mexican drug cartels.”

2016-

Heroin epidemic at root of Seattle’s homeless crisis

“Another element is a flood of high-potency heroin pouring in from Mexican cartels.”

Welcome Home Troops

Thanks for your service

 

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe-

State-run media update:

US Department of Homeland Security-

“…a department with more than 20 different agencies, a budget of more than $45 billion and a staff of hundreds of thousands of civilian, law enforcement and military personnel.”

 

More here:

News tip/story idea

Port Angeles Heroin Boondoggle

Hurry and Buy More Passports

Making a Mockery of the War on Terror

 

Discuss on facebook here:

Newspeople will not question the US Border Patrol at Port Angeles?

Possibly related:

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

 

DSC_0013Another angle

DSC_0078 copy From the Bluff Trail

Another angle

DSC_0155Plant seen on the Bluff Trail

DSC_0004 This morning at Ebey’s Prairie.

DSC_0139 No hurry to change

DSC_0123State-run media/public affairs updates:

“Immigration And Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents are cracking down and have seized 450,000 counterfeit sports-related items worth an estimated $39 million.”

 

Superior air power contains the threat:

“A U.S. Customs and Border Protection helicopter patrols the airspace around Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, CA, the site of Super Bowl 50.”

 

Video-

Newspeople play the role of federal public affairs personnel:

If special games require special security- what keeps regular games safe?

(crowd size/capacity is similar at several stadiums)

 

800 miles north-

In the news- Seattle media:

Heroin epidemic at root of Seattle’s homeless crisis

“Another element is a flood of high-potency heroin pouring in from Mexican cartels.”

 

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer calls for greater rural access to opioid overdose antidote

“…Clallam County’s opioid overdose death rate is nearly twice the state average…”

“While opioid use has no boundaries, limited public transportation, a lack of treatment facilities and long distances between health care providers can make it difficult for those who live in rural communities to access necessary drug treatment,” Kilmer wrote in his letter.”

Limited public transportation does not seem to slow down the folks who move heroin across US borders and into local communities.

Congressman Kilmer,

Please update us on what the US Border Patrol is doing to keep heroin away from the Olympic Peninsula.

 

Port Angeles residents fed up with heroin problem

 

More here:

News tip/story idea

Port Angeles Heroin Boondoggle

Hurry and Buy More Passports

Making a Mockery of the War on Terror

 

Discuss on facebook here:

Newspeople will not question the US Border Patrol at Port Angeles?

Possibly related:

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

 

 

 

Photo- Vancouver Island from Crescent Beach

 

DSC_0012In the news- Seattle media: “Another element is a flood of high-potency heroin pouring in from Mexican cartels.”

Welcome Home Troops

Thanks for your service

 

When we are told to hurry up and go buy more passports– we can be sure that this supreme form of ID will not stand in the way of heroin-trafficking cartels operating here in WA State.

Standard driver’s licenses have not been accepted at the border since 2009.

 

The Press-

Seems like post-911 security protocols & the War on Terror would be a drug cartel’s worst nightmare. What does the US Dept. of Homeland Security have to say about all this?

The press remains silent.

If you run a government operation- these are the reporters you want to see on interview day:

 

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

 

Heroin traffickers are frequently successful at what they do. If terrorists were just as interested in entering the US- it appears that federal departments and agencies would have no way to stop them.

 

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe-

State-run media update:

US Department of Homeland Security-

“…a department with more than 20 different agencies, a budget of more than $45 billion and a staff of hundreds of thousands of civilian, law enforcement and military personnel.”

More here:

Port Angeles Heroin Boondoggle

Hurry and Buy More Passports

Next Real ID Deadline

 

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/yeomalt

 

 

 

Photo-

South entrance- Port Townsend Ship Canal

 

 

DSC_0004 Whidbey Island

DSC_0038 Whidbey Island

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DSC_0030Whidbey Island

DSC_0190In the news: Hurry up and renew your passport!

Is the supreme form of ID meant to keep bad people from crossing into the US?

As always- the big story comes with zero reporting or questions from newspeople about why the proud War on Terror/Drug War Racket is unable to keep heroin out of the US.

Love to see newspeople schedule an interview with the US Dept. of Homeland Security & ask:

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?

Seattle media:

DEA-

“James said western Washington might as well be the backyard for three Mexican drug cartels.”

 

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

Port Angeles residents fed up with heroin problem

 

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe-

State-run media update:

US Department of Homeland Security-

“…a department with more than 20 different agencies, a budget of more than $45 billion and a staff of hundreds of thousands of civilian, law enforcement and military personnel.”

Related:

Port Angeles Heroin Boondoggle

Next Real ID Deadline

It’s a Racket

 

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

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Photo- La Conner scene

 

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At the border- 2009:

Cross-Border Travel Identification Requirements

 

At the military base- 2016:

Military bases will no longer accept Washington driver’s licenses as ID

Not so fast: Washington licenses still good at Navy gates

 

At the airport- 2018:

Homeland Security sets Real ID travel deadline for 2018

 

All 50 states- 2020:

“By Oct. 1, 2020, all driver’s licenses must meet Real ID standards or travelers will need to carry another acceptable form of identification.”

 

Hurry up and renew your passport!

 

Love to see newspeople ask:

Does Real ID keep heroin out of the US?

More here: It’s a Racket

 

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/yeomalt

 

 

 

Photo- Whidbey scene

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DSC_0022 The Rolling Hills community is included in Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve.

Map here.

This is the portion of the reserve where property owners pay fees for permits Re: ELNHR- yet no standards appear to be in place.

Typical phrase found on building permit/application signs posted in the Rolling Hills community:

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This is the portion of the reserve that will not show up on promotional websites, brochures, kiosks, school field trips, etc.

Handsome sign at the top of the page is located across from 3 Sisters Market– facing traffic headed away from Rolling Hills. Why not move it north on Highway 20 so that motorists will have a more accurate idea of where the boundary lies? If residents in Rolling Hills must pay permit fees Re: Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve- seems like they should get credit by placing the sign at the edge of the boundary.

Is Rolling Hills gerrymandered in to create some sort of revenue farm based on fees for permits? Who benefits from this extended zone?

What services do Rolling Hills residents receive in exchange for permit fees Re: Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve? What can be done to improve the situation here?

 

Supporting the local economy & small businesses-

Elected officials are always big on supporting the local economy & small businesses. Hardworking contractors & landscape crews will get less calls for service in neighborhoods that have gone downhill. Maintaining standards promotes the local economy:

Supporting the local economy on Whidbey Island

More here:

Strange & meaningless political boundary?

Discuss on facebook here:

Family-friendly Riepma Ave.

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DSC_0014In the news: Obama picks Tom Vilsack to address heroin spike

“Heroin use has skyrocketed in rural parts of the United States in the past several years, triggered by the widespread availability of cheap forms of the drug — often times cheaper than black-market prescription painkillers.”

 

US Dept. of Homeland Security-

State-run media update:

“Our nation is safer and more secure because of their leadership and dedication to mission.”

 

“Heroin and prescription opioid drug overdoses kill about 30,000 people a year — heroin-related death rates increased 28 percent from 2013 to 2014 alone — and state, local and federal law enforcement officials have begun to rethink how best to treat addicts who often have trouble getting treatment.”

Welcome Home Troops

Thanks for your service

 

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe-

State-run media update:

US Department of Homeland Security-

“…a department with more than 20 different agencies, a budget of more than $45 billion and a staff of hundreds of thousands of civilian, law enforcement and military personnel.”

More here:

It’s a Racket

The Press & the Port Angeles Border Patrol

News tip/story idea

Port Angeles Heroin Boondoggle

 

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/yeomalt

 

 

 

Photo- A symbol of the free press & federal government credibility

 

DSC_0123 copyLocal law enforcement agencies set the example in sharing public information with the public-

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff’s Log: Jan. 13, 2016

Port Townsend Police Department Police log: Jan. 13, 2016

Sequim Police Department Police Blotter – Dec. 26, 2015-Jan. 4, 2016

Forks Police Department Daily Calls For Service – Jan. 21st, 2016

Where is the US Border Patrol blotter?

 

Very detailed report here: Navy special forces use state parks for training

An excellent example of working to keep the public informed.
Why no similar reports Re: local US Border Patrol operations?

Two more very detailed reports from the Port Townsend Leader here:

Prosecutor has fatality crash report: WSP report: Russell not visibly impaired; vehicle crossed highway centerline and caused fatal wreck

Cold case squad resolves 47-year-old missing person report in Jefferson County

 

Newspeople,

Please do a story describing the working relationship you have with the Washington State Patrol, local sheriffs departments and city police departments. Any denied FOIA requests generated by these agencies? Please compare to the Border Patrol at Port Angeles.

More here:

News tip/story idea

Port Angeles Heroin Boondoggle

 

Love to see newspeople ask:

What role does the Port Angeles Border Patrol play in keeping heroin away from the Olympic Peninsula?

Has the Port Angeles Border Patrol been able to intercept any inbound heroin?

When is the last time the Port Angeles Border Patrol made an arrest of any kind?

Any arrests connected to the US/Canada border?

Any arrests connected to a Homeland Security mission?

Why did the Blaine Sector Weekly US Border Patrol blotter go extinct?

Are fraudulent overtime claims still the norm at Port Angeles?

Border Patrol whistleblower pays price for refusing overtime pay

Discuss on facebook here:

Newspeople will not question the US Border Patrol at Port Angeles?

Possibly related:

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

 

 

 

 

Photo- Vancouver Island from Crescent Beach

 

DSC_0080 copyAnother roundtrip ferry crossing on Saturday. No security at either terminal.

 

June, 2006-

Belligerent motorist blows past toll booth and onto ferry:

Ferry incident exposes security weaknesses

 

June, 2012-

This video tells us that security personal are on site every day- at 2:56

Maybe security personnel are present at some specific terminal each day. Dozens of round trip crossings from various terminals indicate that in many cases- no security screening takes place prior to boarding ferries.

Oct, 2014-

Where were security personnel on the day this motorist blew past the ticket booth, ignoring personnel assigned to proper staging of vehicles:

Video: Man dies after SUV crashes through gate at Southworth ferry dock, sinks in Sound

Post-911 security protocols kept him safe:

Man dies after car drives off ferry dock

 

Jan, 2015-

No security personnel here, here, or here.

 

This video shows US Coast Guard gun boats escorting the ferries. K-9 teams are on site to detect explosives:

What is the point in having gunboats escorting ferries if terrorists are free to put their boat on a trailer and drive it onto the ferry?

 

If the Oklahoma City bomber rolls onto the ferry- how does the SWAT team help out an hour later?

More here:

The Press has been Neutralized

Washington State ferries post-911 security protocols update:

Washington State Ferries Security

 

Washington State ferry passengers are advised via PA system to not leave backpacks or packages unattended during ferry crossings.

Meanwhile- on the car deck- cars, trucks, vans, commercial vehicles, etc. are left unattended during ferry crossings.

More here:

Washington State ferries post-911 security protocols update:

If You See Something, Say Something?

 

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

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Photo- Keystone ferry inbound

 

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In the news: Secretary of the Navy orders Marines to make initial training coed

 

“In his memo, Mabus gives the Marines only 15 days to come up with a plan for how to go about combining male and female training at boot camp, a plan they must implement by April 1.”

 

It will be interesting to see how various mixed messages are addressed.

Women have separate haircut/grooming & personal appearance standards. Women have separate height/weight & physical fitness standards. Women are not required to register for Selective Service.

Will women compete on service academy football teams?

Will the Olympic Games include gender-neutral competition?

Will recruiters see more women sign up to go to boot camp?

Will less men sign up due to the perception that USMC boot camp will be more like Air Force training?

What levels of attrition will be acceptable at boot camp?

 

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

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Photo- Port Hadlock

 

 

DSC_0002_005Thanks for your service.

 

In the news: The threat of terrorism is “just as high or higher now than after 911,” an FBI agent said Monday in Wenatchee.

 

The War on Terror is meant to keep bad people from coming to the US?

Seattle media:

DEA-

“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.”

More here: It’s a Racket

 

 

 

Photo- A symbol of the free press & federal government credibility

 

DSC_0384 After December storms- it’s time to get out and enjoy some sun at Double Bluff. This is a great spot to see the dogs play.

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DSC_0204Kalaloch South Beach

DSC_131 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?

Seattle media:

DEA-

“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.

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Real ID-

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?

 

Public Schools-

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

 

Supporting veterans-

CBS News video: Ex-employee: Wounded Warrior Project conduct “makes me sick”

Recommendation:

Phase out decades of undeclared/unwon wars overseas.

 

Politicians who say they care about green energy, jobs & the economy-

Budget/jobs/economy concerns?

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:

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/yeomalt

 

 

 

Photo- Mystery Bay

 

DSC_0014 In the news:

Update: TSA Will Give 120 Days Before “Implementing REAL ID Enforcement at Airports”

Special/Enhanced ID has been required to go have lunch in Canada- then return home- since 2009.

If special ID works to keep bad guys out- how are cartels moving heroin into the Puget Sound area in 2015?

DEA:

“James said western Washington might as well be the backyard for three Mexican drug cartels.”

Welcome Home Troops

Thanks for your service

More here: Port Angeles Heroin Boondoggle

 

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/yeomalt

 

 

 

Photo- A symbol of the free press & federal government credibility

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DSC_0002_005 Thanks for your service.

The folks who can’t keep heroin-trafficking cartels out of the US will be helping to keep the Rose Bowl & Rose Parade safe:

“Mark Selby, Homeland Security’s deputy special agent in charge, said the agency for the first time will use a massive scanner that can examine trucks coming into the area near the Rose Bowl.”

 

DEA:

“James said western Washington might as well be the backyard for three Mexican drug cartels.”

Pinpoint satellite images of N. Korea & still unable to keep heroin-trafficking cartels out of WA State?

 

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe-

State-run media update:

US Department of Homeland Security-

“…a department with more than 20 different agencies, a budget of more than $45 billion and a staff of hundreds of thousands of civilian, law enforcement and military personnel.”

More here:

Port Angeles Heroin Boondoggle

Puget Sound Heroin Racket?

Heroin Cartels in Washington State

Drug War Racket

 

Discuss on facebook here:

Newspeople will not question the US Border Patrol at Port Angeles?

US Department of Credibility

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

 

 

 

Photo- A symbol of the free press & federal government credibility

 

DSC_0007 These folks have it right:

More here: Save the freedom talk for federal holidays and overseas military operations-

 

Always posting something 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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/yeomalt

 

 

 

Photo- Port Hadlock

 

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