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Some ideas here.

A little clam juice goes in mine.

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Sign of the times:

North Olympic Peninsula health officials ask pharmacies to stock heroin overdose antidote

Question for newspeople:

What role do 1,200-horsepower Border Patrol Interceptor boats play in keeping heroin away from the Olympic Peninsula?

“… their main interaction with the boating public: Boarding boats and checking for ID, getting a “vibe,” as Jeff P. called it, for what’s up.”

More here:

Heroin at Port Angeles: Heavily fortified small town unable to keep heroin out

Border Patrol Business is good at Port Angeles

Fined for not speaking to the media-

News tip/story idea

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Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe-

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.”

 

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Mystery Bay scene- Blaine Sector

 

 

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Spotted in Port Townsend

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Marshawn Lynch fined $100K for avoiding media

Would be nice to see the Port Angeles Border Patrol speak to the media.

 

Port Angeles USBP station- grand opening:

“Jones asked a Peninsula Daily News reporter to interview only Border Patrol personnel selected by the agency and to confine interviews of selected personnel to topics concerning the station’s opening.”

No topics to be discussed unless pre-approved by the agency in question.

 

Secret arrest statistics, denied FOIA requests, heroin in the community & a Border Patrol whistleblower investigation that resulted in further suppression of information- keep the focus on asking questions in these areas.

News links & documentation here.

JFK speaks about the role of the press in a free society-

Related:

Border Patrol Business is good at Port Angeles

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Slow lane- Port Hadlock

 

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New group identity for veterans-

Go and see how much free stuff you can get this weekend.

Veteran’s Day 2014:

Huge number of comments Re: what sort of ID is proper to get free & discounted stuff-

Where are the veterans who don’t want free meals, discounts, head of the line privileges at the airport, etc.

Meet some veterans who have become disgruntled Re: discount availability:

“Home Depot No Longer Honors all Veterans”

Well done guys.

 

The Veteran’s Day federal holiday was signed into law during the Cold War.

The US had then entered into a long period of involvement in undeclared/unwon wars overseas.

Hey school teachers- if the wars aren’t won- how can they protect our freedom?

Hey school teachers- whatever happened to the more meaningful Armistice Day?

Related:

Freedom

Glorifying military service

Upcoming football games-

Memorial Day- long weekend/BBQ guilt trips

Veteran’s parking spaces?

Hero?

Fought and died to defend our freedom?

Press, military, entertainment industry & big business partnership

Ongoing militarization of American culture: Troops on the street?

 

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Must have press pass issued by Sheriff? A visit to the Dept. reveals that the Sheriff no longer issues press passes:

Another Jeff Gray training video.

Operating a camera in a public place:

Meanwhile heroin traffickers cross into the US free of screening, scanning, pat downs, special IDs, inspection of personal items, etc.

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.

More Jeff Gray here:

Land of Information Suppression and here.

Related: PINAC

 

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Photo: Just bad drivers?

 

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Traditional industry shuttered:

Green Creek Wood Products in Port Angeles set to shut down for good Saturday

Air link goes away:

Kenmore Air to drop Port Angeles passenger service mid-November

‘Heartbreaking': Emotions fly as airline ends Peninsula service

 

US Border Patrol:

Still no justification provided by elected officials or the US Border Patrol for an upgrade in staff requiring a new, $11.9 million, 50 agent facility at Port Angeles.

More here: News tip/story idea

 

Question for newspeople:

What role do 1,200-horsepower Border Patrol Interceptor boats play in keeping heroin away from the Olympic Peninsula?

“… their main interaction with the boating public: Boarding boats and checking for ID, getting a “vibe,” as Jeff P. called it, for what’s up.”

 

Newspeople,

When is the last time these folks made an arrest of any kind?

Any arrests connected to the US/Canada border?

Any arrests connected to a Homeland Security mission?

Are fraudulent overtime claims still the norm at Port Angeles?

Border Patrol whistleblower pays price for refusing overtime pay

 

Heroin at Port Angeles: Heavily fortified small town unable to keep heroin out

 

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe-

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:

Struggling to Defend the Border Patrol

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Remember the old tradition of having your Halloween candy X-rayed? It is still a good idea. Before the kids are allowed to eat any candy- round them up and carpool with neighbors to the hospital to get the loot X-rayed. The X-ray will reveal any needles, razor blades, or metal filings in the treats. Is there a test for weed killer or rat poison? Ask about it.

Cold War era ritual lives on:

Tucson-

NextCare offers free trick-or-treat candy X-rays for Halloween

Chandler and Mesa-

NextCare locations in Chandler, Mesa to scan Halloween candy for free

Washoe County-

Free x-ray screening of Halloween candy

No screening until Sautrday- so tell your kids to keep their hands off the candy until then.

Denver-

Colorado trick-or-treaters can x-ray their Halloween candy for peace of mind

East Valley-

X-rays of Halloween candy offered Oct. 31-Nov. 1 at NextCare Urgent Care in East Valley

Kentucky-

Franklin Co. offering to x-ray candy on Halloween

Cibola County-

CCA Offers Halloween Candy Scan Service

 

More here:

Halloween Safety Tips 2014

Scary is OK for Halloween-

Halloween Memories 2014

 

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Why Do We Keep Thanking the Troops?
Rory Fanning

Starbucks Chairman Howard Schultz has said of the upcoming Concert for Valor:

“The post-9/11 years have brought us the longest period of sustained warfare in our nation’s history. The less than one percent of Americans who volunteered to serve during this time have afforded the rest of us remarkable freedoms—but that freedom comes with a responsibility to understand their sacrifice, to honor them and to appreciate the skills and experience they offer when they return home.”

 

Since 911- US military operations have afforded the rest of us remarkable freedoms?

Because freedom comes from decades of undeclared/unwon wars overseas, a 3rd try in Iraq, a no-show on 911, etc.

Almost Veteran’s Day again-

Look for folks claiming that 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?

 

Reaching for an honest understanding of US foreign policy makes more sense than “Thanks for your service.”

Don’t look for much in the way of explaining the meaning of Armistice Day & why that was thrown out for the purpose of honoring veterans.

 

More here:

Memorial Day- long weekend/BBQ guilt trips

Upcoming football games-

 

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Whidbey’s first retail pot store finally opens

My view-

Treat it like wine grapes. You are free to grow grapes in the back yard, make your own wine, share with friends and neighbors, buy at the grocery store, mini-mart, Costco, bars, taverns & restaurants, wineries, etc.

Two basic rules:

Do not furnish to minors.

Do not drive while impaired.

Did 20 years in the Marines, then football half time announcers ruined it for me- constantly reminding us that the The Troops are in distant lands fighting to protect American rights and freedoms.

If that’s all true- when do adults (18 & up) get to take delivery on all this freedom we hear so much about?

“You are free to do as we tell you.”

Bill Hicks

 

Related:

Celebrating pretend independence

You are an adult in Washington State

 

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Lots of cocky comments here about how the USAF would kick ass on the terrorist air force: U.S. Air Force Itching To Fight ISIS

No mention of how the US seems to struggle to get the upper hand after being engaged for years now with folks who have had no air force.

Remember when the take down of Saddam Hussein & Osama bin Laden was big news in the War on Terror?

Listen to a top US General explain how the second try in Iraq was a success:

We crushed the al-Qaeda

 

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Photo: Nordland Transit Center

 

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US Border Patrol, Port Angeles, WA-

Arrest statistics are secret:

Aug 2010-

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”

“The number of arrests for Port Angeles’ or any other station is “law enforcement-sensitive,” Burke said.”

“The names of those arrested and other facts about them are not available for release under the 1974 Privacy Act, she said.”

Denied FOIA requests-

“The Border Patrol has refused repeated requests by the Peninsula Daily News — including those made under the Freedom of Information Act — for arrest totals for the Port Angeles station, which covers a territory that includes Clallam and Jefferson counties.”

 

Different federal agencies- different policies?

US Attorney for New Jersey Paul J. Fishman announces the arrest of 14 alleged members and suppliers of a large scale drug trafficking organization responsible for distributing heroin and cocaine:

CHARGED IN THE DRUG RING

The following people have each been charged by federal prosecutors with one count of conspiracy to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin.

• Herve Cadet, a/k/a “Gotti,” a/k/a “Bro,” 29, Neptune and Sayreville

• Eric Smith, a/k/a “EV,” a/k/a “E,”42, Manchester

• *Dwight Simon, a/k/a “Break Bread,” 30, Asbury Park

• *Noble El-Bey, a/k/a “T,” a/k/a “Terry,” 42, Asbury Park

• Evens Joseph, a/k/a “Dirty Evan,” a/k/a “De,” 36, Neptune

• *Steve Jean-Baptiste, a/k/a “Black,” 29, Asbury Park

• Harriel Jean-Baptiste, a/k/a “Harry,” 25, Asbury Park

• *Junior Parcias, a/k/a “Peso,” 28, Neptune

• Kurtis Barnes, a/k/a “Gotti,” 36, Lakewood

• Charlene Braithwaite-Lovet, a/k/a “Shay,” 40, Asbury Park

• Athena L. Gillis, a/k/a “Shorty,” 28, Asbury Park

• *Jerrel K. Collins, a/k/a “Fat Boy,” 27, Ocean Township

• Delovi R. Canales, a/k/a “Butter,” 48, Toms River

• Laurie A. Matthews, 48, Manchester

• Amal J. Blaine, a/k/a “Mal,” 27, Lakewood

• Mackinson Casimir, a/k/a “Scrappy,” 26, Ocean Township

• Reginald Walker, a/k/a “Red,” 45, Red Bank

• *Brandon R. Keyes, a/k/a “BK,” 31, Neptune

• Schneider Monestime, 32, Asbury Park

• Marvin T. Brodie, a/k/a “Marv,” 44, Manchester

* Denotes a defendant still at large

 

Related:

Heroin at Port Angeles: Heavily fortified small town unable to keep heroin out

No cross-border USBP arrest has happened here in more than 4 years: News tip/story idea

More about local heroin here, and here: Puget Sound Heroin

 

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Photo- New Day at Port Hadlock

 

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Icicle Canyon, WA

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June, 2009-

Leaving Iraq under a victory pennant.

We crushed the al-Qaeda.

Please see video below at 08:04

JUNE 11, 2009

Future of Marine Corps Operations

Gen. Conway delivered the luncheon address to the National Press Club. He talked about the role of the Marine Corp in the modern Armed Forces, specifically in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the military conditions in Pakistan. He answered questions submitted from the audience.”

 

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Photo: Port Hadlock Transit Center

 

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Deception Pass from the Lighthouse Point trail-

Site details- here

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Trying to make sense of mixed War on Terror messages-

You are at risk of attack, you should be thankful that first responders & the troops are keeping you safe, be constantly aware of your surroundings, etc.

 

Soldiers’ families and homes may be IS targets, Army threat center reports

Maybe not such a great time to speak about military ops?

 

Small town/military community in the news:

Prowlers, Growlers from NAS Whidbey likely used in ISIS air strikes

“A senior Air Force officer and a federal lawmaker both have said in the past week that electronic attack aircraft based out of Naval Air Station Whidbey Island are likely being used in Syrian and Iraqi air strikes.”

Related:

Non-terrorist demonstrates lack of security protocols at typical Washington State ferries terminal-

Vehicle blows by ticket booth, ignoring personnel assigned to proper staging of vehicles.

 

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Photo: Kitty litter scoop at dive bar

 

 

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Non-terrorist demonstrates lack of security protocols at typical Washington State ferries terminal-

Vehicle blows by 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

Video from another source:

Man dies after car drives off ferry dock

 

State ferries security previously blogged about here:

If You See Something, Say Something?

Related-

Non-terrorist penetrates security

 

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Photo: Fog clears at Port Townsend

 

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Looks like the surveillance state (fusion centers, war on terror crime fighting tactics, license plate scanners, Homeland Security grant money, monitoring of e-mails, text messages, and social media sites, tracking of cell phones, use of drones, etc.) will be powerless to stop terrorist activity in the US:

Welcome Home Troops

Thanks for your service

 

Army sending division HQ element to Iraq

“Brennan said the decision also signals that there will be a significant U.S. military presence in Iraq for the foreseeable future.”

 

First, second & third tries in Iraq of no value in securing the Homeland?

Video- Army warns US military personnel on ISIS threat to family members

 

Related-

Alternative media takes a look at US foreign policy- videos

Surveillance State fails again-

DHS is on it

 

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Photo- Port Hadlock Transit Center

 

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Marysville Michigan-

Looking for drugs near Canada after they cross into the US from Mexico:

“Products come up from Mexico through the southwest border and travel up here to the Detroit sector because our infrastructure provides easy transportation along major interstates that connect big cities like Chicago, Toledo and Detroit, and we are an international border as well,” he said. “It’s an easy route for inbound and outbound products to travel.”

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe-

Related-

Port Angeles, WA- Heavily fortified small town unable to keep heroin out

Secret arrest statistics, denied FOIA requests, heroin in the community & a Border Patrol whistleblower investigation that resulted in further suppression of information- keep the focus on asking questions in these areas.

DHS is on it

 

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Photo- A symbol of freedom & federal government credibility

 

 

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Mount Shuksan from Artist Point

Our buyers inspect and select only the leanest cuts of meat for the grill-

Our buyers inspect and select only the leanest cuts of meat for the grill-

Drug Take Back Day-

A huge success for the legal drug dealers- last year, in Snohomish County- they sold more than 7,000 pounds of prescription drugs to people who did not need them.

Heroin-

“In the state of Washington, heroin is the number one drug threat,” DEA spokeswoman Jodie Underwood said.

The DEA is part of the US Dept. of Justice.

Love to see a reporter ask someone from the US Dept. of Homeland Security about how all this heroin gets into Washington State.

DHS-

Special ID cards make it virtually impossible for those who wish to do harm or violate U.S. laws to move heroin into the Puget Sound area.

Question for newspeople:

What role do 1,200-horsepower Border Patrol Interceptor boats play in keeping heroin away from the Olympic Peninsula?

“… their main interaction with the boating public: Boarding boats and checking for ID, getting a “vibe,” as Jeff P. called it, for what’s up.”

 

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe-

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, WA- Heavily fortified small town unable to keep heroin out

DHS is on it

 

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DOD marketing plan update:

Abuse scandals prompt Hagel to examine military’s links to NFL

“Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is taking a close look at the military’s ties to the National Football League amid a spate of domestic violence scandals involving high-profile athletes.”

Later:

Police: Fort Bliss soldier fatally beat 2-year-old daughter to death with belt

Will the NFL back away from honoring troops in camouflage at halftime ceremonies all across America?

No more Soviet-style military flyovers?

No more halftime sports announcers reminding us that The Troops are overseas fighting for American rights & freedoms?

 

No more camouflaged troops for bizarre publicity stunts:

“Weirdest moment of the Copper River Salmon arrival and celebrity chef cook-off: Seahawks kicker Steven Hauschka coaching soldiers how to kick the head of a salmon.”

Video here.

 

No more public/military resources used for NFL marketing stunts as newspeople play along with free TV advertising?

Video:

Seahawks change of command at JBLM

 

Related-

Press, military, entertainment industry & big business partnership

 

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Photo- Port Hadlock scene

 

 

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If the bad guys were terrorists- they would have been stopped in the planning stages-

This is what we are supposed to believe about how America is protected by fusion centers.

The post 911 surveillance state (fusion centers, war on terror crime fighting tactics, license plate scanners, Homeland Security grant money, monitoring of e-mails, text messages, and social media sites, tracking of cell phones, use of drones, etc.) appears to have played no role in preventing these crimes:

White House fence jumper had 800 rounds of ammunition, two hatchets and a machete in his car

 

No matter how advanced the surveillance state becomes- it doesn’t seem to be able to prevent the sorts of crimes that concern communities across America.

Non-terrorist ties up 400 law enforcement officers for 10 days:

Pennsylvania trooper killing: Who is suspect Eric Frein?

 

Grandpa wipes out family:

Six grandchildren, daughter killed in Florida murder-suicide

“…was a convicted felon and therefore wasn’t allowed to possess the gun he used, police say.”

 

Related-

Terrorists don’t seem to try very hard

 

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Amphibious landing- Blaine Sector

 

 

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