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“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.

Secretive-

US Border Patrol, Port Angeles, WA-

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.”

Arrest statistics are secret.

Aug 2011-

“In March, Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Richard Sinks declined to release statistics on apprehensions or detainments made by the Port Angeles station.”

“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?

Wasteful-

Homeland Security grant money-

Seattle:

$5 million waterfront cameras haven’t worked one day

Welcome Home Troops

Thanks for your service

Ineffective-

2012-

The War on Terror brings a new, $11.9 million, 50 agent US Border Patrol facility to Port Angeles.

2013-

Heroin epidemic gripping Port Angeles

 

Enhanced ID has been required to cross into the US since 2009.
If it works to keep bad guys out- how are cartels moving heroin into the Puget Sound area in 2015?

More here: News tip/story idea

 

Drug War racket-

Snohomish County:

Heroin-fueled crime: How to protect yourself

Heroin busts could finance police construction in Snohomish

“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.”

BOOM: the “Sounds of Freedom” at JBLM

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:

“Home Depot No Longer Honors all Veterans”

Well done guys.

 

“Let us never forget those who bravely gave their life blood or paid the ultimate price so we can have our freedom and the right to vote.”

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?

 

Discuss on facebook here:

Local reporters will not question the US Border Patrol at Port Angeles?

here: US Department of Credibility

or here:

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

 

 

 

Photo- Rocky Brook

 

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Monica rolls up in Cle Elum with her Margarita recipe & fixins-

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“A pound a week” of heroin gets past the US Dept. of Homeland Security and into Whatcom County:

Sheriff: Drug-dealing Ferndale couple moved ‘pound a week’ of heroin into Whatcom County

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

Heroin traffickers continue to say FU to passports, enhanced driver’s licenses, Real ID & all other post-911 efforts designed to keep terrorists out of the US.

Welcome Home Troops

Thanks for your service

 

Enhanced ID has been required to cross into the US since 2009.

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

 

Newspeople,

Please update us on the role the US Dept. of Homeland Security plays in keeping heroin out of the Puget Sound area.

Local LE agencies are proud of the work they do.

The DEA tells us it’s a big job: “Doug James, the Drug Enforcement Administration special agent in charge of the Seattle division, said the Mexican drug cartels are supplying the heroin. James said western Washington might as well be the backyard for three Mexican drug cartels. He said they grow the poppy and process it into heroin in Mexico, then they zip it right up I-5 using smartphone apps to communicate.”

What do local DHS officials have to say about all this?

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More here:

DEA vs. DHS on Puget Sound heroin

Border Patrol vs. Port Angeles Heroin

Puget Sound- DHS Unable To Keep Cartels Out

Line up for your Enhanced/Real ID

 

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:

Security Experts Unable To Keep Cartels Out

 

Discuss on facebook here:

Local reporters will not question the US Border Patrol at Port Angeles?

here: US Department of Credibility

or here:

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

 

 

 

 

Photo-

-along the North Fork of the Nooksack River at Excelsior campground.

 

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How to get there- here

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How to get there- here

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How to get there- here

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Video: Drones cost $28,000 for one arrest

Seattle news media:

Heroin summit at UW reveals growing epidemic, increase in crime:

“Doug James, the Drug Enforcement Administration special agent in charge of the Seattle division, said the Mexican drug cartels are supplying the heroin. James said western Washington might as well be the backyard for three Mexican drug cartels. He said they grow the poppy and process it into heroin in Mexico, then they zip it right up I-5 using smartphone apps to communicate.”

Welcome Home Troops

Thanks for your service

 

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.”

More here:

DEA vs. DHS on Puget Sound heroin

Border Patrol vs. Port Angeles Heroin

Puget Sound- DHS Unable To Keep Cartels Out

Line up for your Enhanced/Real ID

 

More from the US Dept. of Homeland Security:

“Air marshals’ flight schedules rearranged for trysts, employees say”

 

Welcome Home Troops

US Dept. of Homeland Security Port Angeles, WA-

Sentries & watchstanders unable to prevent lone bumbler from penetrating US Coast Guard base- then smoking marijuana in the CO’s quarters aboard 210-foot cutter Active- not to be discovered until hours later at morning colors:

Security breach at Coast Guard base examined

 

Also from DHS- Sensitive Dept. of Homeland Security documents released to the public at a garage sale:

The Garage Sale Incident

 

Discuss on facebook here:

Local reporters will not question the US Border Patrol at Port Angeles?

here: US Department of Credibility

or here:

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

 

 

 

Photo- Oak Harbor scene

 

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VA Secretary Robert McDonald Apologizes for Misstating He Served in Special Forces

“He earned the Ranger tab, the Expert Infantryman Badge and Senior Parachutist wings, the VA added, noting that McDonald, who retired as a captain, was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal after leaving the service.”

Retired as a Captain?

How many years was he in?

“After graduation, he served as a Captain in the U.S. Army for five years, primarily in the 82nd Airborne Division. During his service, he not only completed his qualifications for Airborne, Ranger, Jungle, Arctic and Desert Warfare, Jumpmaster, Expert Infantry, and Senior Parachutist, but also earned an MBA from the University of Utah in 1978. Upon leaving the military he received the Meritorious Service Medal.”

How was he able to retire from the US Army after 5 years?

 

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Ebey’s Landing National Historic Reserve

Yard of the Month Award:

More here: Whidbey Culture

Related:

Supporting the local economy on Whidbey Island

2015 PENN COVE PROJECT

Discuss on facebook here:

Family-friendly Riepma Ave.

Follow us on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/RiepmaAve

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Showdown Looming Between Northwest States, Feds Over Driver’s Licenses

 

How does Enhanced/Real ID benefit national security while heroin traffickers cross into the US free of screening, scanning, pat downs, special IDs, inspection of personal items, etc.

 

2009-

Sprcial ID required to go have lunch in Canada and return home:

“Effective June 1, 2009, both American and Canadian citizens are required to present a WHTI-compliant document for entry into the United States.”

 

2015-

Heroin summit at UW reveals growing epidemic, increase in crime

“Doug James, the Drug Enforcement Administration special agent in charge of the Seattle division, said the Mexican drug cartels are supplying the heroin. James said western Washington might as well be the backyard for three Mexican drug cartels. He said they grow the poppy and process it into heroin in Mexico, then they zip it right up I-5 using smartphone apps to communicate.”

Welcome Home Troops

Thanks for your service

 

More here:

Puget Sound- DHS Unable To Keep Cartels Out

Line up for your Enhanced/Real ID

Can Real ID Keep Cartels 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.”

 

Discuss on facebook here:

Local reporters will not question the US Border Patrol at Port Angeles?

here: US Department of Credibility

or here:

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

 

 

 

Photo- Nordland Transit Center

 

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Washington florist rejects settlement offer after court rules she can’t refuse service to gay weddings

Similar story involving a bakery:

Christian bakers face government wrath for refusing to make cake for gay wedding

If I ran a bakery-

Store policy:

We do quality cakes for all occasions- no customer application/background check required.

Growing numbers of happy customers and building our positive reputation is our goal.

Please tell your friends & contact us at any time.

 

Public policy discussion:

I’m interested in freedom for everyone here.

How about a peaceful & voluntary approach?

 

Recommendation for a free society-

Stay away from one size fits all mandates.

Let business people make business decisions.

Let customers support or walk away from the businesses of their choosing.

 

But does that mean a business could refuse service to people of a certain faith or people of color?

Yes.

As soon as such a policy was announced- mainstream news and social media networks would put the word out & the business would suffer immediate consequences- unlike legal action that may take years to develop.

Here is a recent example of an individual who was mistreated by a business:

$31G raised for stiffed pizza delivery man

Another example:

Duff Goldman, ‘Ace Of Cakes’ Chef, Offers To Bake Rejected Lesbian Couple’s Wedding Cake For Free

 

Americans were never meant to agree on matters of a personal nature. This is why we have so many different churches here.

What about churches that do not allow women to be clergy members, or require women to dress in a certain way or keep their hair a certain way.

Should they be forced into compliance?

Some churches operate a pre-school, daycare, kitchen, shelter, youth program, summer camp, substance abuse program, high school, etc.

Should they be forced into compliance?

 

For those who say that discrimination can not be tolerated, please consider:

Parking pass for National Parks/federal lands you paid for the same as the wars in Iraq & Afghanistan:

Regular people- $80 annual pass
Military- free
Seniors- $10 Lifetime pass

Selective Service registration for men only.

Scholarships that are awarded only to women.

Women’s colleges

Alcohol prohibition for adults age 18-20.

Federal assistance for Women-Owned Businesses

 

Public Places- Paid for with Public Money

At Joe’s Bar & Grill, Joe should decide if smoking is OK. Ditto for the use of plastic bags, drug testing, menu contents, choice of lightbulbs, minimum wage, etc.

Not trying to do away with minimum wage, smoking bans or any of the rest.

Business owners should be free to opt in or out.

Government controls should apply to government facilities.

 

But it’s the law!

In the 1940s the law allowed US citizens of Japanese descent to be rounded up & sent to concentration camps.

Certainly it is appropriate to have discussion- no matter what the law says.

 

Related:

Discrimination

Public Places- Paid for with Public Money

Dividing people into groups

Discuss on facebook here.

 

 

 

Photo- Beach trail at South Indian Island

 

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-from West Beach

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Seattle news media has no problem conducting interviews with DEA/DOJ officials Re: heroin in the Puget Sound area. For some reason, newspeople will not question The US Dept. of Homeland Security on the role they play in keeping heroin out.

Seattle news media:

Heroin summit at UW reveals growing epidemic, increase in crime

“Doug James, the Drug Enforcement Administration special agent in charge of the Seattle division, said the Mexican drug cartels are supplying the heroin. James said western Washington might as well be the backyard for three Mexican drug cartels. He said they grow the poppy and process it into heroin in Mexico, then they zip it right up I-5 using smartphone apps to communicate.”

Welcome Home Troops

Thanks for your service

 

More from the DEA:

VIDEO: Neighborhoods becoming perfect cover for dangerous drug rings

As always- zero reporting or questions from newspeople about why the proud War on Terror is unable to keep heroin out of the US.

 

Snohomish County:

Heroin-fueled crime: How to protect yourself

Heroin busts could finance police construction in Snohomish

“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.”

 

US Department of Homeland Security-

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:

Office of Biometric Identity Management Identification Services

 

Enhanced ID has been required to cross into the US since 2009.
If it works to keep bad guys out- how are cartels moving heroin into the Puget Sound area in 2015?

More here: News tip/story idea

 

Lots of cash to build up a local US Border Patrol presence:

2012-

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

Newspeople not asking questions:

2013-

Heroin epidemic gripping Port Angeles

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

News tip/story idea

More here:

Border Patrol vs. Port Angeles Heroin

Puget Sound- DHS Unable To Keep Cartels Out

Line up for your Enhanced/Real ID

 

Welcome Home Troops

US Dept. of Homeland Security Port Angeles, WA-

Sentries & watchstanders unable to prevent lone bumbler from penetrating US Coast Guard base- then smoking marijuana in the CO’s quarters aboard 210-foot cutter Active- not to be discovered until hours later at morning colors:

Security breach at Coast Guard base examined

 

More from DHS- Sensitive Dept. of Homeland Security documents released to the public at a garage sale:

The Garage Sale Incident

 

Discuss on facebook here:

Local reporters will not question the US Border Patrol at Port Angeles?

here: US Department of Credibility

or here:

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

 

 

 

Photo- Port Townsend Ship Canal

 

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Looking towards the Olympic Peninsula

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Homeland Security grant money-

Seattle:

$5 million waterfront cameras haven’t worked one day

Welcome Home Troops

Thanks for your service

 

Whidbey Island:

Federal grant money goes to “…gain a better grasp on cross border activity and to prevent illegal crossings.”

Local crime problem unrelated to Homeland Security concerns:

Sheriff talks about Whidbey Island burglaries at meeting

Whidbey burglary victims up in arms over lack of arrests

“Tingstad said he sees the burglary increase as a direct result of budget cuts and the loss of 10 deputies since 2008. He said it’s “incredibly important” to have a detective dedicated to drug crimes, but that position was lost in the layoffs.”

The federal government has money to share- but not to curb the sorts of crimes that concern local communities:

Public safety emergency declared due to Whidbey Island crime wave

More here: DHS Grant Money comes to Whidbey Island

Related-

Federal Grant Money comes to Washington State

 

Discuss on facebook here:

Local reporters will not question the US Border Patrol at Port Angeles?

here: US Department of Credibility

or here:

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

 

 

 

Photo- South Indian Island

 

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At least there won’t be any guilt trips about just seeing it as a long weekend.

 

Bonus- Free admission to federal lands you paid for the same as the wars in Iraq & Afghanistan.

 

 

 

Photo- Point Hudson

 

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Enhanced ID proving grounds:

Heroin summit at UW reveals growing epidemic, increase in crime

“Doug James, the Drug Enforcement Administration special agent in charge of the Seattle division, said the Mexican drug cartels are supplying the heroin. James said western Washington might as well be the backyard for three Mexican drug cartels. He said they grow the poppy and process it into heroin in Mexico, then they zip it right up I-5 using smartphone apps to communicate.”

Welcome Home Troops

Thanks for your service

 

Seattle news media:

VIDEO: Neighborhoods becoming perfect cover for dangerous drug rings

As always- zero reporting or questions from newspeople about why the proud War on Terror is unable to keep heroin out of the US.

Note that the interview was with a DEA official. The DEA is part of the US Dept. of Justice. Where is the interview with US Border Patrol officials?

Newspeople-

Please interview DHS and ask them what role they play in keeping heroin out of the Puget Sound area.

 

 

US Department of Homeland Security-

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:

Office of Biometric Identity Management Identification Services

 

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

Meanwhile, Joe Sixpack & the kids need to obtain special ID (since 2009) in order to go have lunch in Canada and return home- &, no sooner than 2016, to travel inside the US via commercial air.

 

Plenty of cash to look for terrorists-

Homeland Security grant money:

$5 million waterfront cameras haven’t worked one day

DHS Grant Money comes to Whidbey Island

Federal Grant Money comes to Washington State

 

More here:

Puget Sound- DHS Unable To Keep Cartels 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:

Security Experts Unable To Keep Cartels Out

 

Welcome Home Troops

US Dept. of Homeland Security Port Angeles, WA-

Sentries & watchstanders unable to prevent lone bumbler from penetrating US Coast Guard base- then smoking marijuana in the CO’s quarters aboard 210-foot cutter Active- not to be discovered until hours later at morning colors:

Security breach at Coast Guard base examined

 

 

Discuss on facebook here:

Local reporters will not question the US Border Patrol at Port Angeles?

here: US Department of Credibility

or here:

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

 

 

 

Photo-

Hardbody way to the top- Artist Point

 

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Seal Rock

 

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How to get there- here.

 

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

 

Sorting through the mixed messages. Again.

Video: TSA Drivers License: Agency Will Require Advanced ‘Real ID’ To Fly In 2016

 

At the airport:

Seattle–Tacoma International Airport-

Man runs through security at Sea-Tac and onto empty plane

 

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport-

Boy hops plane to Vegas, apparently alone and without ticket

 

California teenager defied laws and nature by surviving a plane ride to Hawaii

Post-911 security protocols kept him safe.

 

Airport Security?

9-year-old runaway steals car, then flies from Seattle to San Antonio

 

What prevents the badass terrorists we are supposed to stay scared of from blowing themselves up in a crowded airport just short of the screening checkpoint?

 

Welcome Home Troops

US Dept. of Homeland Security Port Angeles, WA-

Sentries & watchstanders unable to prevent lone bumbler from penetrating US Coast Guard base- then smoking marijuana in the CO’s quarters aboard 210-foot cutter Active- not to be discovered until hours later at morning colors.

 

At the ferry dock:

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

 

Drug Cartels:

“Brad Bench, special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigators in Seattle, said Berrelleza-Verduzco ran a multimillion-dollar heroin- and meth-trafficking operation from a small neighborhood in Snohomish County. It took local, state and federal agencies in three states to dismantle the organization, he said.”

Drug traffickers continue to say FU to passports, enhanced driver’s licenses & all other post-911 efforts designed to keep terrorists out of the US.

Welcome Home Troops

Thanks for your service

 

US Department of Homeland Security-

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:

Office of Biometric Identity Management Identification Services

 

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.”

More here:

Puget Sound- DHS Unable To Keep Cartels Out

 

Discuss on facebook here:

Local reporters will not question the US Border Patrol at Port Angeles?

here: US Department of Credibility

or here:

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

 

 

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Greater Puget Sound area-

Buckley, WA:

“This was a major drug bust in an ongoing effort to stop the methamphetamine pipeline from Mexico,” said Prosecutor Mark Lindquist.

Stopping the pipeline after product moves 1300 miles north?

“Police searched a hidden compartment in an SUV and found more than 31 pounds of methamphetamine.”

As always- the big law enforcement success story comes with zero reporting or questions from newspeople about why the proud War on Terror is unable to keep drug cartels out of the US.

Welcome Home Troops

Thanks for your service

 

Drug traffickers continue to say FU to passports, enhanced driver’s licenses & all other post-911 efforts designed to keep terrorists out of the US:

Snohomish County heroin deaths called ‘epidemic’

Heroin busts could finance police construction in Snohomish

“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.”

 

Bremerton:

“Prescription monitoring programs and formula changes have made it harder for addicts to gain access to heroinlike highs from prescription painkillers like OxyContin. In the wake of those changes, users have turned to cheaper black tar heroin, trafficked from Mexico.”

 

23 pounds of heroin valued at more than $1 million makes it past the US Dept. of Homeland Security and into Snohomish County:

Sheriff: 23 pounds of cartel heroin seized, 8 arrested

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.

 

Poulsbo heroin-

“Heroin comes from Mexico, across the border, it generally flows through Yakima, then goes to the Seattle area and disperses out from there.”

Kitsap County WA-

“The cartels control the flow of heroin across the border.”

“All of our heroin is from Mexico and it’s black tar heroin.”

 

US Department of Homeland Security-

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:

Office of Biometric Identity Management Identification Services

 

Cocaine-

29 kilograms of cocaine gets past the US Dept. of Homeland Security and into Washington State- US Border Patrol notifies Canadian authorities as product moves into B.C.

 

Port Angeles-

Massing US Border Patrol agents at the southern edge of the Strait of Juan de Fuca fails to keep heroin out of Port Angeles:

Heroin epidemic gripping Port Angeles

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.”

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More here:

Border Patrol vs. Port Angeles Heroin

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:

Security Experts Unable To Keep Cartels Out

 

Discuss on facebook here:

Local reporters will not question the US Border Patrol at Port Angeles?

here: US Department of Credibility

or here:

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

 

 

 

Photo- Port Hadlock

 

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Top US General does not blame politicians.

June, 2009-

Leaving Iraq under a victory pennant.

We crushed the al-Qaeda.

Please see video 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.”

2015-

Related:

We crushed the al-Qaeda

Security Experts Unable To Keep Cartels Out

 

Discuss on facebook here:

US Department of Credibility

or here:

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

 

 

 

Photo- Nordland scene

 

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To the entertainment industry.

10,600 American servicemembers still stationed in Afghanistan.

 

Related:

Press, military, entertainment industry & big business partnership

Security Experts Unable To Keep Cartels Out

 

Discuss on facebook here:

Local reporters will not question the US Border Patrol at Port Angeles?

here: US Department of Credibility

or here:

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

 

 

 

Photo- Bowman Bay

 

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It’s not all Bad.

Life in Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve & The Penn Cove Watershed:

Photo above- January 24th, 2015: Folks roll up at nuisance property to pull back circus tent/rat nest winterization shelter & inspect for items of value. More here.

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Dec 7th, 2014: Taking inventory. More here.

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Automotive fluids- to include antifreeze, brake fluid, motor oil, transmission fluid, battery acid, gear lube, etc.- may not be so good for the The Penn Cove Watershed.

Careful stewardship- winter 13/14:

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Related:

Supporting the local economy on Whidbey Island

DHS Grant Money comes to Whidbey Island

Whidbey Heroin

Discuss on facebook here:

Family-friendly Riepma Ave.

 

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The folks who can’t keep drug cartels out of the US will be keeping the Super Bowl safe:

Video: CBP provides Super Bowl security from the skies

Secretary of Homeland Security to speak about Super Bowl safety

“Jeh Johnson, the nation’s top security official has been in Arizona for most of the week, and today he will be in Phoenix to talk about Super Bowl security.”

“Johnson is expected to talk about Homeland Security’s plans to protect the players and fans that includes using members of the Air National Guard here in Southern Arizona to protect the air space during the big game.”

Love to see newspeople ask: If special games require special security- what keeps regular games safe? Crowd size/capacity is similar at several stadiums.

No similar plan in place on 911?

Super Bowl security chief: Over 40 agencies involved in Super Bowl security operations

What prevents terror strikes at hundreds of public events & locations unsupervised by more than 40 agencies?

“ABC also reported that about 100 CBP officers will be pulled from the border to help secure the game.”

Video: Feds: All stadium, Westgate deliveries to be X-rayed

 

Welcome Home Troops

Thanks for your service

Here’s what you can and cannot bring to the Super Bowl

 

Looking back at Super Bowl security-

State-run media: 1:41 “Soldiers in the lobby”

Note that CBP has its own news agency to promote operations. Who needs a free and independent press anyway?

Ask yourself- how can speedboats and helicopters prevent terrorism?

Non-terrorist makes it past all layers of Super Bowl security:

What stops terrorists from going 2 states over and driving a truck across the playground at a daycare center?

A SWAT team?

Helicopters?

Speedboats?

Super Bowl security?

Newspeople play the role of federal public affairs personnel:

If all the bank robbers in North America decided to become terrorists instead- how would the Dept. of Homeland Security stop them?

Buzz around in gunboats and helicopters?

Check ID cards?

NORAD/US Air Force radar?

Scramble fighter jets?

Inspect cargo shipments at US port cities?

Internal, suspicionless checkpoints and roadblocks?

 

Meanwhile, back in Seahawks country:

Snohomish County heroin deaths called ‘epidemic’

Heroin overdoses, deaths reach epidemic levels in Snohomish County, officials say

Property crime task force focuses on north Snohomish County crooks

“Investigators said an epidemic of heroin addiction is what’s fueling burglaries across the county.”

Heroin busts could finance police construction in Snohomish

“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.”

More here:

Border Patrol vs. Port Angeles Heroin

DHS & Special ID Cards vs. Puget Sound Heroin

DHS vs. Drug Cartels

DHS Grant Money comes to Whidbey Island

 

Remember Sports Fans-

The best beers require the least advertising.

 

Discuss on facebook here:

Local reporters will not question the US Border Patrol at Port Angeles?

here: US Department of Credibility

or here:

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

 

 

 

 

Photo: Seahawks country

 

 

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