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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 beer requires the least advertising.

 

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Photo: Seahawks country

 

 

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A view from Cornet Bay Road

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No disability required here: Veteran’s parking spaces

I think this may be some sort of post-Vietnam guilt at work. The guilt doesn’t seem to work towards ending decades of undeclared/unwon wars overseas.

Pro sports almost worships The Troops these days. Halftime sports announcers tell us that overseas military operations are somehow about American rights and freedoms.

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.

The worst of it is individuals who claim 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?

If The Troops are fighting for your freedom to share ideas on the web- why would you be scolded for doing so?

More here:

Glorifying military service

Memorial Day- long weekend/BBQ guilt trips

 

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Photo: Oak Harbor scene

 

 

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Just getting started with a new page I put together: Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

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.

The page above will keep an eye on this trend.

 

11 Tactics Used By The Mainstream Media to Manufacture Consent For The Oligarchy

“News anchoring is a job like anything else, and those at the forefront are the best at playing the role.”

 

Scripted & staged:

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

In an emergency- deputies will be away from regular duties while cooking?

MREs work well for emergencies- no need to have deputies spend 2 years trying to get a kitchen up & running.

Another video from the same local station:

A few questions left out by the hard-hitting video feature above: News tip/story idea

 

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.

State-run media:

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.”

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

 

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

 

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Photo: Kitty litter scoop at dive bar

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Sorting through the mixed messages.

At the movies-

The Interview:

“The studio was hit by hackers on Nov. 24, and theater owners were threatened with terrorism on Dec. 16 if they showed the film. On Dec. 17, Sony pulled the film’s theatrical release in the face of a refusal by major chains to show the film, then reversed course six days later, launching the film on VOD on Christmas Eve and opening on Christmas Day at 330 independent theaters.”

Another film terrorists might object to:

‘American Sniper’ Shatters Box Office Records

 

Threats to the safety of The Troops inside the US:

Dec 2014- Video: Servicemembers warned anew to scrub social media accounts

“The FBI on Sunday night issued the strongest warning yet about possible attacks by the Islamic State terrorist group against the U.S. military at home”

Oct 2014- Video: Army warns US military personnel on ISIS threat to family members

“The advisory warns military personnel and their families about the Islamic State, or ISIS, calling on supporters to target their homes.”

 

Jan 2015: Supercarrier pays an unusual visit to a local community. Event is well publicized. Travel times are released to the public:

Jan 15th: “SAILOR UPDATE: Today’s first shuttle bus departs Naval Magazine Indian Island at 2 p.m. and sailors are due back on the USS John C. Stennis supercarrier by 9 p.m.

Jan 14th: “SAILOR UPDATE: The U.S.Navy today, Wednesday, is starting the bus shuttle an hour earlier to bring sailors from the supercarrier John C. Stennis into Port Townsend from Naval Magazine Indian Island. The first bus is to depart Indian Island at 3 p.m. for town. The last bus out of town is 9 p.m.

Jan 13th: “Tonight is the second of four nights this week during which sailors from the USS John C. Stennis aircraft carrier, docked at Naval Magazine Indian Island, are in town to let loose.”

Jan 7th: Navy’s ‘supercarrier’ Stennis to be at Indian Island; sailors to get liberty in Port Townsend
Thousands of sailors due in Port Townsend

 

Good guys able to stop bad guys in the early stages of planning-

Ohio man plotting to attack U.S. Capitol by setting off bombs and then opening fire- stopped in the early stages of planning:

Ohio man plotted attack on U.S. Capitol, FBI says

Elsewhere on the crime scene, authorities need your help to track down violent criminals:

Washington’s Most Wanted

America’s Most Wanted Criminals

 

Super Bowl:

“More than 50 local, state and federal law-enforcement agencies are on taskforces regarding safety.”

What prevents terror strikes at hundreds of public events & locations unsupervised by more than 50 local, state and federal law-enforcement agencies?

“The Department of Homeland Security mandated that all containers be clear in the twelve block downtown Super Bowl Central area to help secure public safety.”

If the US Dept. of Homeland Security can’t keep drug cartels out of the US- how do they plan to keep terrorists out of the US?

More here:

Homeland Security Vote of Confidence

Washington State Ferries Security

The Surveillance State needs your help-

Terrorists don’t seem to try very hard

 

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Photo- Port Townsend shipyard

 

 

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The post 911 era has delivered powerful crime-fighting techniques.

Good guys able to stop bad guys in the early stages of planning:

Ohio man plotted attack on U.S. Capitol, FBI says

“According to a law enforcement source, the plan was only in the early stages and posed no threat to lawmakers.”

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, child abduction, etc.

More here: The Surveillance State needs your help-

 

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Happy Hour, Port Townsend

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Local marketing update:

USS Stennis sailors take shore leave in Port Townsend; numbers downtown expected to rise

“The chamber map centered on downtown but also provided information about uptown and Sims Way, which includes craft beer servers Port Townsend Brewing and the Pourhouse.”

“No one from the Navy showed up at either location Monday, according to employees.”

“It was slower than usual for a Monday night,” said a Pourhouse bartender who identified herself as Sarah P.

“I think a lot of people stayed home because they expected there would be a lot of sailors here.”

 

300 sailors in town Monday, many more expected in following days

“I can’t afford to do that again because that was a total loss,” Silverwater Cafe co-owner Alison Hero said Tuesday after not a single sailor came in Monday evening. “We had made a ton of extra food. We were staffed up as if it were going to be a Wooden Boat Festival weekend. I think our normal clientele stayed home because they thought there would be 1,000 sailors downtown.”

 
“It’s usually a lot busier,” Pourhouse bartender Sarah P. said at about 8 p.m. Monday, looking around at a mostly empty house. “I guess people got scared off.”

 

It might be fair to say that Port Townsend shopkeepers were led to believe that large crowds of sailors were on the way. The USS Stennis is home ported in Bremerton- a reasonable driving distance from Port Townsend. If the town had a good reputation as a nightlife destination for young sailors to get away to- the word could have already been spread about the ship.

 

Jan 15th update: Things are looking up.

 

Mixed messages:

Port Townsend merchants hopes visiting aircraft carrier will provide winter ka-ching!

Thank you, Navy, for the sound of freedom

LETTER: The Navy is out of control

Navy plans are not in sync with values of Puget Sound region

EDITORIAL: We hear the Navy. Does the Navy hear us?

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Welcome visitors-

Rent yourself a State Parks buoy at Fort Worden

Voted best consumer value in weekend recreation.

 

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PINAC Reporter Assaulted by Government Official for Recording Public Facility in Washington

Any signs posted at the ferry dock stating that photography is prohibited?

More here:

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

 

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.

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

 

Related: A post 911 Puget Sound area

 

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Photo- Keystone ferry inbound

 

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Ferry headed to Port Townsend on a winter day.
Looks kind of lonely out there.

Photo taken from Keystone Spit

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Looking towards the Olympic Peninsula

Same location in late summer here.

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How to get there here.

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If the US Dept. of Homeland Security can’t keep drug cartels out of the US- how do they plan to keep terrorists out of the US?

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

“One of Mexico’s most powerful drug cartels is now the main distributor of methamphetamine in Nebraska, federal law enforcement officials say.”

South Mississippi:

“Hundreds of kilos of ice have been found here in the past couple of years and most of it is linked to Mexican drug cartels and their super labs, said Daniel Comeaux, agent in charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Gulfport office.”

Metro Atlanta:

“A Drug Enforcement Administration official told Channel 2’s Mark Winne the majority of heroin in the city comes from Mexico.”

Welcome Home Troops

Thanks for your service

 

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

Looks like what gets printed as news is sometimes just a press release from whatever agency conducted an operation:

Police break up heroin trafficking ring

Police: suspects ran heroin for Mexican cartel from home

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.

 

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.

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 cocaine out of the US.

 

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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Photo- Port Townsend scene

 

Early morning photos taken in winter at Point No Point and Point Wilson, Washington.

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Sadly, the Fresnel lens has gone dark at both sites.

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2009- Island County, WA.

Methamphetamine sends Oak Harbor auto dealer to prison

 

2015- Clallam County, WA.

Sequim man pleads guilty to meth distribution

“The former owner of Sellin’ Style’ car dealership in Sequim has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes.”

“The case was investigated by the FBI, federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Olympic Peninsula Narcotics Enforcement Team (OPNET), a task force containing officers from Clallam County Sheriff’s Office, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Port Angeles Police Department, Sequim Police Department, Neah Bay Department of Public Safety, Elwha Klallam Police, LaPush Police, the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Border Patrol, the Washington Department of Corrections, Washington State Patrol and the West Sound Narcotics Enforcement Team (WestNet).”

 

Secret arrests?

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.”

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.”

 

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Photo- Sharpe Cove

 

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Looking towards Hansville from Double Bluff.

 

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Tense standoff ends without any shots being fired.

Port Angeles man remains jailed after two-hour armed standoff; suspect is treated for unidentified illness

“After receiving a report of shots fired at about 4:52 p.m., police found Blanton holding a rifle in his back yard at 1223 South I St. and negotiated with him to turn over his weapon.”

“The Clallam County Sheriff’s Office set up its mobile command unit at the scene, and other agencies involved included Elwha tribal police, U.S. Border Patrol, State Police, U.S. Coast Guard Investigative Service and the Port Angeles Fire Department.”

“A helicopter hovered above the area to help track Blanton in case he fled the scene.”

 

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Photo- South Indian Island

 

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The surveillance state needs your help again-

Fusion centers, war on terror crime fighting tactics, license plate scanners, radar devices that peer inside homes, Homeland Security grant money, bulk collection of phone records, monitoring of e-mails, text messages, and social media sites, tracking of cell phones, use of drones, etc. are of no use in determining the whereabouts of a level two sex offender with multiple felony warrants for theft, identity theft, and drugs.

 

“Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect believed to be responsible for at least 15 robberies in south King and Pierce counties.”

 

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.

 

If the fugitive was a terrorist- he would have been stopped in the planning stages-

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

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, child abduction, etc.

 

Related-

Mixed messages in the Homeland

Homeland Security Vote of Confidence

 

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Working waterfront- Port Townsend

 

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No problem with background checks for gun sales.

People should not be treated like sex offenders if they have done nothing wrong.

People should be free to go out to a safe, legal place in the hills with friends, neighbors, co-workers, people from church, etc. & share weapons for an afternoon of shooting without any sort of background check requirement.

Gun Owners Defy Washington Background Check Law as Rally Organizer Burns His Carry Permit

“There is not enough staff or funding for this program to keep up with the workload that has come in.”

Attempting to comply-

 

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Photo- Port Townsend scene

 

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2012-

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

2014-

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

Not going away': North Olympic Peninsula wrestles with increasing heroin use

“Clallam’s number is the highest per capita opiate-related death rate in the state, noted Dr. Tom Locke, public health officer for both North Olympic Peninsula counties.”

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.”

 

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

 

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-

US Border Patrol, Port Angeles, WA-

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 and documentation here: News tip/story idea

 

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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Photo- Vancouver Island from Crescent Beach

 

 

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Ongoing militarization of American culture-

Can’t watch a football game anymore without seeing at least a couple ads that get down on hands and knees to worship The Troops.

Just go out and buy the proper retail items- then stop asking questions and it’s all good.

0:50 “These are the men and women that allow us to enjoy the daily freedoms in the United States.”

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

Watch the game and see ads by beers that support the troops, soft drinks that support the troops, auto manufacturers that support the troops, insurance providers that support the troops, defense contractors that sponsor the team, etc. It’s all meant to be a normal part of a consumer-driven lifestyle.

 

What do we have here?

Public/military resources used as a marketing stunt for the entertainment and insurance industries- newspeople play along with free TV advertising-

Video:

Seahawks change of command at JBLM

It would be nice to see some of the sponsors advocate for phasing out decades of undeclared/unwon wars overseas, but that would be in conflict with current marketing strategies.

 

I think this may be some sort of post-Vietnam guilt at work. The guilt doesn’t seem to work towards ending decades of undeclared wars overseas.

Pro sports almost worships The Troops these days. Halftime sports announcers tell us that overseas military operations are somehow about American rights and freedoms.

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 Veteran’s Day dinner promotions marketed by major restaurant chains.

The worst of it is individuals who claim 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?

 

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.

How exactly are people to vote their way out of this?

 

 

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Marines to invade L.A., but don’t panic

“Urban training scenarios are not found on military bases, Block said.”

Let’s take a look and see what we can find on various bases-

Looks like the training & facilities are routine on several bases across the US:

Marines unveil city-size urban warfare training at Twentynine Palms

“The $170 million Combined Arms Military Operations on Urban Terrain, or CAMOUT as the Marines call it, has 1,560 buildings on 274 acres within view of Highway 62 on the south side of the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center.”

“This facility was specifically designed to meet our current and future needs to operate … in the most difficult environment, urban terrain,” base commander Brig. Gen. Herman Clardy III told about 100 reporters and dignitaries at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday.

$170 million urban training center was unveiled Tuesday at the Twentynine Palms military base, 170 miles northeast of San Diego.”

 

Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

14.1M to Enhance Camp Lejeune’s MOUT Training Facilities

“Virtexco Corporation in Norfolk, VA won $14.1 million for firm-fixed-price task order #0004 under a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity, multiple award construction contract (N40085-06-D-4010). They will improve the Military Operations Urban Terrain (MOUT) training at Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, adding an urban combat training area of approximately 75 buildings and training structures.”

 

Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

Marines prepare for fight with base’s wealth of facilities

“The number of Military Operations in Urban Terrain facilities has gone from three to 14 in just a few years.”

 

Ft. Knox Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT) Training Range

 

Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Camp Atterbury, IN

“The MUTC is a consortium of governmental, public, and private entities that are pooling their unique capabilities to provide the most realistic training experience possible. For example, it is receiving from the DOD a major upgrade that began in fiscal year (FY) 2008 and continues through FY 2013 with $100 million in military construction, operations and maintenance, and pay and allowances funding. Such resourcing allows the MUTC to continue expanding its training capabilities for future needs. By 2012 the MUTC will train an estimated 5,500 personnel each day.”

 

Urban combat training center at Fort Lewis will be Army’s largest

“Military officials say a new urban combat training center planned at Fort Lewis will be the largest of its kind in the Army. Leschi Town, as it’s to be named, will be laid out like a city, complete with a police station, city hall, a simulated power station and enough room for 600 troops – part of a six-year, $400 million plan to improve the Army’s urban fighting capabilities.”

 

Fort Pickett, VA

Military Ops in Urbanized Terrain (MOUT)
16 building complex with single and multiple story buildings.

 

 

Photo- USMC Okinawa 1980

 

 

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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

 

Kent-

Kent Police bust convicted killer wanted for dealing heroin

 

A pound of heroin gets past the US Dept. of Homeland Security and into Burien:

Meth, cash, heroin seized in Burien drug bust

 

Whidbey Heroin-

“Freeman reportedly said he and his girlfriend were sick from heroin withdrawal. He said he couldn’t take it anymore and decided to rob a bank, explaining that it was something he had thought about doing before, the report states.”

 

Olympic Peninsula-

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

Not going away': North Olympic Peninsula wrestles with increasing heroin use “Clallam’s number is the highest per capita opiate-related death rate in the state, noted Dr. Tom Locke, public health officer for both North Olympic Peninsula counties.”

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-

US Border Patrol, Port Angeles, WA-

Secret arrest statistics, denied FOIA requests, heroin in the community & a Border Patrol whistleblower investigation that resulted in further suppression of information-

News links and documentation here: News tip/story idea

 

June, 2013

DEA-

“Barnes says the heroin comes straight up I-5 from Mexico and is one of the cheapest drugs out there.”

 

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.”

Nov, 2013 Poulsbo, WA-

“Police Chief Al Townsend says a growing heroin problem in the city is now responsible for 80% of crime…”

Oct, 2013-

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

Kitsap County WA-

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

 

More here: Whidbey Heroin

 

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:

Puget Sound Heroin

 

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Thanks for your service

December 3, 2014

Lawmakers agree to $100 million reduction in commissary funding

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Young people- please consider avoiding a career in the US Armed Forces.

Why?

Ongoing, undeclared/unwon wars in distant lands while heroin traffickers cross into the US free of screening, scanning, pat downs, special IDs, inspection of personal items, etc.

Lies told about US foreign policy and where military service fits into our way of life.

Wasteful spending.

Federal support for veterans: American Legion, Citing Problems, Calls for Veterans Secretary to Resign

Constant proposals to play bait & switch with the traditional DOD military benefits that were used to entice people to stay for multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.

 

“…they risk a readiness crisis if they don’t take significant steps this year to slow growth in military compensation.”

Growth in compensation?

How about just letting people keep the same benefits they had when they did their first of multiple tours in Iraq or Afghanistan?

 

Recommendation-

Insert language into recruiting literature and enlistment documents stating that rules concerning benefits may change at any time & that no definite benefit package will be provided in exchange for 20 years of unrestricted worldwide service. No grandfather clause will apply. Have unit leaders refer to this disclaimer when promoting retention drives, giving re-enlistment speeches, etc.

Stop spending federal money on meaningless support the troops promotions, campaigns and VIP photo ops that are not connected in any way with public policy.

Here is a hand selected lady who was surprised (1:12) to get a phone call of support from The First Lady- even though cameras were rolling in her home when the phone rang:

Recommendations for saving:

Phase out decades of ongoing, undeclared/unwon wars overseas. Phase out the Drug War, allow U.S. farmers to answer the global demand for Industrial Hemp.

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