Wednesday afternoon – Pacific Coast

 

 

Massing US Border Patrol agents at the southern edge of the Strait of Juan de Fuca fails to keep fentanyl out of Clallam County.

Unlike many cities of its size, Port Angeles maintains a significant Homeland Security/CBP/Border Patrol presence.

Newspeople have a long history of not asking questions in this area. Our questions appear in bold type.

Does Port Angeles CBP provide an advantage in keeping drugs away from the Olympic Peninsula?

Jan 27, 2023 KONP FENTANYL NOW TOP DRUG IN CLALLAM COUNTY OVERDOSES

November 19, 2021 KONP CLALLAM TRACKING TO LARGEST YEARLY OVERDOSE DEATH RATE

Have opioid lawsuits played any role in improving the situation?

How do cartels react to opioid lawsuits?

Has a $51.6 billion (every 12 months) US Dept. of Homeland Security created any shortage of opioids in the Puget Sound area?

Are newspeople forbidden to ask questions related to Homeland Security funding and performance?

 

Jan 21, 2023 Peninsula Daily News

Clallam County’s new sheriff calls for legislative changes

Fentanyl is an epidemic, King said.”

 

New Port Angeles USBP Station opened more than a decade ago. Has the new station been able to reduce access to illegal drugs on the Olympic Peninsula?

Newspeople remain silent.

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

What role do 1,200-horsepower Border Patrol Interceptor boats play in keeping fentanyl away from Port Angeles?

Newspeople play the role of federal public affairs personnel during Operation Macho Swagger-a ride-along to let us know what is being done to keep the southern edge of the Strait of Juan de Fuca safe from B.C. incursions.

Operation Macho Swagger & Port Angeles Heroin:

Fast boats put agents in close distance with ‘bad guys’ on the watery border

More here:

Operation Macho Swagger & Port Angeles Heroin

 

A Fake War on Terror?

Cartel 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.

Think terrorists are smart enough to pose as drug traffickers- then cross into the US free of screening, scanning, pat downs, special IDs, inspection of personal items, etc.

Homeland Security Vote of Confidence:

Jan 7, 2023 USA Today

Most illicit fentanyl is mass-produced in “secret factories” in Mexico with chemicals obtained from China, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.”

 

Welcome Home Troops

Thanks for risking your ass in Iraq & Afghanistan-working to keep bad people from coming here to do bad things.

Don’t worry-The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe:

Was It A Fake War On Terror?

 

Port Angeles

Local people find drugs and report to local (not federal) law enforcement authorities. Federal employees create news story and say that federal agents used a K-9 to “seize” the drugs.

Question for CBP:

Why does the news story created by CBP not line up with local reports?

Question for mainstream newspeople:

If Port Angeles US Border Patrol agents used a K-9  to seize a significant amount of methamphetamine on April 11, why did federal agents not take over the investigation until May 3rd, three weeks later?

Mainstream newspeople remain silent.

May 3, 2021 Peninsula Daily News

Feds take over investigation after $7 million in drugs found

Federal authorities have taken over the investigation into the early April discovery of 400 pounds of methamphetamine and cocaine worth $7 million on a Joyce-area beach after no local-area connection with the drugs was established, according to the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office.”

News links and Sheriff’s Dept. Facebook post here:

Port Angeles Border Patrol – Investigation Stalled For 3 Weeks?

Original blog post:

Port Angeles Border Patrol Agents Seize Meth?

More here:

December 7, 2022 United States Attorney for the Western District of Washington

Two defendants appear on indictment connected to $7 million in drugs left on beach near Port Angeles, Washington in April 2021

More than 400 pounds of methamphetamine and two pounds of fentanyl powder show up on a beach near Port Angeles. Local CBP fails to keep product from entering Clallam County. How did this meth and fentanyl enter the US?

Zero questions from newspeople.

“On April 7, 2021, beachcombers near Port Angeles reported a black duffel bag with drugs inside. The Clallam County Sheriff’s office took possession of the bag found to contain 2 pounds of fentanyl powder and nearly 60 pounds of methamphetamine. The fentanyl powder was originally believed to be cocaine. Just days later, on April 11, 2021, a different beach walker reported another find – seven more duffel bags containing 342 pounds of methamphetamine. The Sheriff’s Office estimated the street value of the drugs as nearly $7 million.”

 

Related:

2017

Coast Guard comes home to Heroin at Port Angeles

2015

Cutter Active Returns to Heroin Epidemic After Successful Narcotics Patrol

Press Release Style of News Reporting

4 Stories The Puget Sound Press Will Not Question Or Report On

 

 

 

 

 

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South entrance- Port Townsend Ship Canal

 

Sunday morning- Washington Coast – The North Beach

 

Sunday morning- Washington Coast – The North Beach

 

Washington Coast – The North Beach

Olympic Mountains

Washington Coast – Westport

Here is a really nice waterfront live cam that is great for storm watching and nice weather days too.

View the live cam here.

 

Washington Coast – Saturday morning

Looking South Towards North Jetty

North Jetty scenes here.

 

Washington Coast – Saturday morning

Looking South Towards North Jetty

North Jetty scenes here.

 

Washington Coast – Saturday morning – Out for a walk

Looking South Towards North Jetty

North Jetty scenes here.

 

Washington Coast – The North Beach

North Jetty scenes here.

 


Washington Coast – The North Beach

 


Washington Coast – The North Beach

 

 


Found at the Pacific Blvd beach access in Ocean Shores.

Local group: Ocean Shores Rocks

 

Washington Coast – The North Beach

 

Washington Coast – The North Beach

 

Washington Coast – The North Beach

 

Washington Coast – The North Beach

 

When I was a kid, reality TV was The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau.

The Night of the Squid:

Also, about this time in history: The first man on the Moon.

The beer ads were a little more robust, back before light beer became the popular thing.

We do not have regular TV at home. Today, the reality TV I see is only in brief ads that are delivered with internet streaming services. Seeing them makes me squirm.

I have often wondered if it just makes business sense to create a reality TV show by putting one together without real actors, real stories, writers, etc. It would cost less to hire people who showed up at their local mall in order to begin the process of trying out for the show?

TV newspeople are not on their way to ask:

When is the last time all of Penn Cove was safe for recreational shellfish harvest?

Daily Status Reports: Washington State Department of Health Shellfish Safety Map

Background

Several Whidbey beaches remain closed all year long for recreational shellfish harvest because of sewage treatment outfall.

Sewage treatment outfall. Not stormwater. Not climate change.

Reporting on this topic appears to be completely off limits to the press.

View the Washington State Department of Health beach list here.

 

Coupeville

“Clams, mussels and oysters CLOSED year-round.”

“This beach is within the closure area for a sewage treatment plant outfall and is unsafe for recreational shellfish harvesting.”

Source: WDFW

 

North side of Penn Cove at Monroe Landing

“Clams, mussels and oysters CLOSED year-round.”

“This beach is within the closure area for a sewage treatment plant outfall and is unsafe for recreational shellfish harvesting.”

Source: WDFW

 

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Away from the TV – Just north of Perego’s Lagoon.

Local area:

Two Bluff Trails

 

Washington Coast – Westport

Here is a really nice waterfront live cam that is great for storm watching and nice weather days too.

View the live cam here.

Photo above:

Taken from the public viewing tower where the live cam is mounted.

Several sites on the web offer info on ship locations.

Click image once or twice to show detail.

 

Jan 18, 2023 Military.com

It’s Back: Two Congressmen Want Americans to Thank Troops for Their Freedom

Two congressmen are once again urging Americans to express support for troops and veterans by saying “thank you for our freedom” instead of “thank you for your service.”

One active-duty senior noncommissioned officer, speaking on the condition of anonymity because they are not allowed to talk to the press, simply said the bill is “cringeworthy.”

 

Why do we speak of the US Armed Forces as if they function as some sort of giant civil rights organization?

Freedom Comes And Goes – Joint Chiefs of Staff Play No Part

 

The US should maintain strong and ready military forces.

In some cases, the US Armed Forces provide for our security. That’s as good as it gets.

In terms of American rights and freedoms- The Dept. of Defense has no more say than the Dept. of Agriculture.

Legal marijuana, concealed carry of handguns, semi automatic rifle sales, federal minimum drinking age, federal toilet regulations, sports betting, federal gas can regulations/free enterprise system, voting rights, bump stock baninterracial marriage, gay marriage, tobacco sales, open container laws, etc.

American freedoms come and go. None of the above are linked in any way with The Joint Chiefs of Staff, The Troops, The Dept. of Defense, the outcome of military operations overseas, or The Sound of Freedom.

As the decades of undeclared/unwon wars stack up (The Department of Defense track record goes back to 1949.) the greater the cultural urge to glorify people who do, or did time in uniform.

If there is an honest reason to send people away into decades of undeclared/unwon wars overseas let’s hear all about it.

Just Be Honest.

Stop with the glorification of undeclared/unwon wars in distant lands.

Both major political parties are now OK with treating 18-20 year old adults as second-class citizens.

Alcohol, marijuana, tobacco and firearms restrictions are in place for 18-20 year old adults. Is there any state where recreational marijuana laws remove prohibition for adults at age 18?

Doesn’t seem to fit with a society that can’t stop bragging about freedom, thanking the troops for freedoms, fighting wars for freedoms, staging military jet flyovers at sporting events for freedom, etc.

Certainly, Americans do not live in a free and honest society.

Hey school teachers, are the Joint Chiefs of Staff sending The Troops to fix any of this?

Veterans Day Nonsense – 2022

 

Love to see the press find out from elected officials how sending US Troops to Syria, Lebanon, Somalia, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia, etc., is somehow defending the constitution.

Look for newspeople and school teachers to ask zero questions in these areas.

Podcast 9 Defending The Constitution?

 

Both major parties are OK with a glorification of military service and this total nonsense:

WA Secretary of State

Our right to vote has always been protected by the brave men and women who serve in our Armed Forces.”

If a right to vote has always been protected by the brave men and women who serve in our Armed Forces, how come women were not allowed full voting rights at the end of WWI?

Why the need for a 1965 Voting Rights Act if overseas military operations somehow secured voting rights?

If a right to vote is protected by the US Armed Forces, what becomes of that right when the US leaves Syria, Lebanon, Somalia, Vietnam, Afghanistan, etc., without a victory?

Men Died For the Right to Vote?

Right To Vote Linked To Military Operations/US Troops in Distant Lands?

 

The Fake War On Terror

A weak-minded culture avoids asking questions.

American Rights and Freedoms?

Love to see the press, school teachers, sports announcers and politicians come clean on how the US Dept. of Defense is linked to American rights and freedoms or defending the constitution.

How Do The Troops Defend The Constitution?

Not asking about the oath of enlistment. Asking about what happens after the oath has been taken.

Several federal holidays feature a theme related to the idea that the troops are sent to distant lands to defend American rights and freedoms.

Most And Least Meaningful Federal Holidays

 

Why do we speak of the US Armed Forces as if they function as some sort of giant civil rights organization?

Freedom Comes And Goes – Joint Chiefs of Staff Play No Part

 

Thanks

Thanks for sending The Troops to distant lands to keep bad people from coming here to do bad things. If not for decades of undeclared/unwon wars, (The Department of Defense track record goes back to 1949) hostile forces may have come to North America to do away with the free enterprise system and tell us what kind of shower head we must install in our home, what type of gas can we must buy for our generator, what type of gas we must place in the can, or that our push mower does not meet federal EPA regulations.

If not for decades of undeclared/unwon wars, drug trafficking cartels might be able to move product into all 50 states.

Has General Milley’s Operation Macho Swagger reduced access to cartel product anywhere in the US?

Has there been enough time for newspeople to ask questions?

Newspeople remain silent.

April 1, 2020 C-SPAN

WWII costume reminds us of a time before decades of undeclared/unwon wars stacked up.

The Department of Defense track record goes back to 1949.

Both major parties and the press appear to be OK with undeclared/unwon wars.

Cartel drug busts that happen in Hometown, USA involve drugs that were not stopped at the border.

 

If The Troops defend our freedoms, should we ask the Joint Chiefs of Staff to bring back the Free Enterprise System?

0:20

Probably designed by some bureaucrat that never mowed a yard:

Related:

Goodbye Free Enterprise System

Moving Towards A One Size Fits All Society – Climate And Environment

America Deserves A Military Recruiting Crisis

Maybe Get Away From The Bragging About Freedom?

Veterans Day Nonsense

Schmoozy TV Freedom Nonsense – Leaving Afghanistan

Was It A Fake War On Terror?

Cultural Honesty

Sports Culture is Honest

Leaving Afghanistan – Lies About American Rights And Freedoms

Because We Said So

 

Out to Damon Point on Wednesday afternoon. Looking from Damon Point over towards Half Moon Bay and Westport Jetty.



 

Out one morning after a winter storm.

Looking from Damon Point over towards Westport.

 

Out to Damon Point on Wednesday afternoon.

Looking from Damon Point towards North Jetty.



 

2023 – POTUS calls out to order burger for lunch.

Many comments posted here.

No offense to President Biden, but there are probably many fast food places in the USA where employees would not react like 1970s winners/audience members on a TV game show if a call from The President came in. This would be true for any POTUS.

A certain amount of show business skill is needed in order for the surprise call to go well.

Remember the NORAD Santa Tracker call?

Jill Biden teamed up with The First Lady back in 2011 to deliver another surprise phone call.

Joining Forces Initiative – Thanksgiving, 2011:

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. At 2:33 Dr. Jill Biden is thanked.

“Comments are turned off.”

 

Out to Damon Point on Wednesday afternoon.

Looking from Damon Point over towards Westport.

 

Looking from Damon Point over towards Half Moon Bay and Westport Jetty on Wednesday.


 

Out to Damon Point on Wednesday afternoon.

Looking from Damon Point over towards Westport.

The ship visible above may be DSI ALTAIR.

Several sites on the web offer info on ship locations.

Click image once or twice to show detail.






 

Maybe your son or daughter would be a good candidate for our voluntary participant Youth Challenge Academy. For those “…who have dropped out of school or are not satisfactorily progressing, are unemployed or under employed…”

Youth Challenge Academy Update

Jan 13, 2023 Military.com

Brawls, Disorder Mar National Guard Boot Camp for Teens

“A massive brawl broke out on a parade ground at Fort Gordon in Augusta one afternoon last fall, when about 70 teenage recruits of the Georgia National Guard’s Youth Challenge Academy slugged it out. Some used homemade weapons, including metal shanks, crudely sharpened toothbrushes and tube socks filled with metal padlocks.”

Public Relations Success Story

“Within 24 hours of the brawl, a second melee involving more than two dozen teenagers broke out in one of the barracks and senior military leaders shut down the five-month boot camp in its first week, sending all 170 cadets home and barring them from Fort Gordon for a year.”

Leaders rushing to meet a new enrollment quota last fall skipped their normal vetting process. That led to a failure to properly screen recruits for behavioral and mental health challenges, leaving the program’s small staff with the task of dealing with uncooperative and violent youths who were only later determined to be “high-risk” candidates, the AJC investigation found.”

A five month program:

“Donaldson and other parents said the academy’s administrators had assured them at the Oct. 10 drop-off day that their children would be safe during the five months away from home. Just days after the camp began, parents received an urgent call to return to the Augusta area and pick up their children who came home with stories of violence and trauma.”

“According to interviews and records, dozens of boys from two platoons were drilling on a parade ground when members of one group began taunting the others. Even in the short week, some boys in the platoons had developed an animosity for each other based on rival gang affiliations.”

Ongoing Militarization of American Culture/DOD As Social Workers/Parental Roles Update

“Parents interviewed by the AJC said recruiters and administrators promised their kids would receive counseling, mentoring and job skills in a safe setting. They were not told some cadets had violent behavioral problems, past legal troubles, and gang affiliations.”

“…no mention of the program’s failures to screen children properly before the camp. There also was no mention of staffing shortages or other problems identified in a draft of the after-action review obtained by the AJC.”

Were recruiters for real boot camp also responsible for finding people to place in the Youth Challenge Academy?

Seems like those recruiters may have already been busy finding people willing to go to places like Syria, Africa, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kosovo.

Any members of the press available to show up and ask why the people of Home State, USA needed services in distant lands, absent any military emergency, national emergency, draft, or declaration of war?

Recruiting crisis for Uncle Sam? Elected officials and top Pentagon Generals earned it.

Moms and Dads – Ask a recruiter about today’s benefits.

Jan 13, 2023 Military.com

Veterans to Get Free Emergency Care During Suicidal Mental Health Crises

 

The Dept. of Defense was nowhere to be found on 911. We haven’t won a war since.

It feels like the people who run the Pentagon specialize in undeclared/unwon wars.

Any college or pro football coach would have been fired a dozen times over for what DOD has done with the US Armed Forces during the fake GWOT era.

America Deserves A Military Recruiting Crisis

Veterans Day Nonsense – 2022

Was It A Fake War On Terror?

Cultural Honesty

Sports Culture is Honest

 

Looks like the documents at the think tank were discovered just before the midterm elections.

TIME Jan 14, 2023

Biden’s Classified Documents: A Timeline of What We Know So Far

“On November 2, Biden’s private attorneys unexpectedly discovered the first collection of about 10 classified documents from the Obama-Biden administration in a locked closet at the Penn Biden Center office in Washington D.C—a think tank that Biden founded.”

Some will want to make this a Trump/Biden thing. To me it is a federal government thing.

Reminder: both major parties appear to be OK with undeclared/unwon wars, wasteful and infective homeland security spending, (Has any presidential administration since 911 been able to create any shortage of cartel product anywhere in the US?) federal prohibition of marijuana, and treating 18-20 year old adults as second-class citizens.

Alcohol, marijuana, tobacco and firearms restrictions are in place for 18-20 year old adults. Is there any state where recreational marijuana laws remove prohibition for adults at age 18?

Much Talk Of Political Personalities

Questions for Newspeople

Were the docs logged out/signed for?

Were the docs discovered missing at the time they were not logged out/signed for?

What happened at the next inventory?

Were the docs discovered missing at the time they were not turned back in after being logged out/signed for?

Why did the docs go missing for a period of years?

 

Local:

Map of sensors on the U.S.-Canadian border shows up at a garage sale:

Oct 4, 2011 SEATTLEPI.COM STAFF

Post 911/GWOT security protocols fail to keep sensitive Dept. of Homeland Security documents from being released to the public at a garage sale.

Quite a story about the bad guy & his fate.

Zero reporting on how these sensitive documents left the workplace. Any violation of procedures?

“It’s not known how Rankin got the government documents, as Ellsworth said authorities were told several stories.”

Not known how Rankin got ahold of the documents?

Why try to change the story now?

The embarrassing connection to a garage sale has been out since October 2011.

Question to ask:

How do sensitive DHS documents leave the workplace without being signed out for official business?

Were government officials held accountable in any way?

“We would like to thank the U.S. Attorney’s Office and Homeland Security Investigations for their hard work, commitment and dedication to this case” said Chief Patrol Agent John Bates of the U.S. Border Patrol, Blaine Sector.

Chief Bates-

Were procedures violated Re: handling of sensitive documents?

What steps have been taken to prevent a similar event from happening again?

How does the US Department of Homeland Security compare to the US Navy in working to prevent such incidents?

In the DOD/US Armed Forces- sensitive documents/computer disks, etc. are tightly controlled.

These procedures are not new- & serve to prevent misplaced/sensitive documents from being released to the public at garage sales.

People without a proper security clearance & need to know- do not have access to sensitive documents.

 

Navy COs get fired for this sort of stuff.

 

We are talking about DHS- an agency tasked with preventing another 911?

 

Elsewhere on the local scene-

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.

Original blog: The Garage Sale Incident

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A symbol of the US federal government. Maybe tossed aside along with sensitive documents and not to be discovered until years later.