In the news: Border Crossings Down 70 percent, or various percentages. Several reports here.

When will we hear of reduced supplies of heroin in local communities? Surely the press would advise us as soon as they had new information to share?

Note: The press seems to be committed to not asking questions about why a $40.6 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security is unable to keep heroin out of hometown, USA.

Heroin crisis: A situation involving illegal product moved from outside the US into local communities. The US Dept. of Homeland Security has jurisdiction at the border, border crossings & ports of entry.

Opioid crisis: Term favored by the press & politicians to describe the abuse of product which may be stolen from Grandma’s medicine cabinet- also a very serious issue.

Accurate reporting allows people to learn how to prevent future incidents.

Anytime there is a plane crash- a thorough investigation takes place. Lessons learned are used to prevent future accidents.

Was the aircraft fueled with opioids before it crashed? Was it running on heroin?

Recovery, rehab, treatment, & addiction are important parts of this story.

What part of the story is missing?

Has anyone ever seen the press question the US Dept. of Homeland Security/CBP on their role in keeping heroin away from the Puget Sound area?

 

Taking a look around-

$485 million in federal grant money to assist states after federal agents manning a $40.6 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security fail to keep heroin-trafficking cartels from moving product into local communities: Indiana gets nearly $11M to combat heroin, opioid abuse

STATE OF ADDICTION: Indiana State Police fight statewide heroin epidemic

CROSSROADS OF CRISIS: Heroin overdoses on the rise in Southern Indiana
County health officer says epidemic is getting worse

Opioid and heroin overdoses reach ‘crisis level’ in Maryland

Law enforcement authorities roll into action on heroin bust after strict post 911 security protocols, a $40.6 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security & passports/enhanced & Real IDs fail to keep product out of anytown, USA. Frequent news updates here.

Welcome Home Troops

Heroin crisis- frequent news updates here.

Heroin epidemic- frequent news updates here.

Daily updates on facebook here:

Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

 

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe.

State-run media update:

More here:

Homeland Security Vote of Confidence: 190 Kilograms of Heroin Rolls Up into Chicago

Cartel Rides Meth Superhighway into Spokane

Port Angeles Heroin – Homeland Security Vote of Confidence

 

 

 

Photo-

South entrance- Port Townsend Ship Canal

Is local CBP staffing and infrastructure at all relevant in keeping heroin out of the Puget Sound area?

 

Feeding the garden fantasies

In the news:

Brady among several New England Patriots players set to skip White House visit

Any team that cannot fully participate in White House events should suffer a loss of DOD funding for giant flag rituals, halftime ceremonies honoring decades of failed wars that never end, etc.

 

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Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

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

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

and Sound of Freedom

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In the news:

DHS’s Kelly joins Sessions in signaling a hard line on legalized marijuana

“Two days after downplaying the role of marijuana in the nation’s drug war, Department of Homeland Security John Kelly changed course on Tuesday, calling it a “potentially dangerous gateway drug” and saying his agency would continue to arrest and investigate those who traded in it in violation of federal law.”

Kelly says critical lawmakers should changes laws or shut up

“In a wide-ranging speech, Kelly also promised a border crackdown on marijuana, which is illegal under federal law but legal under state law in eight states and the District of Columbia.”

General Kelly,

It took a constitutional amendment to prohibit the sale of a glass of wine- why no constitutional amendment to authorize a federal war on drugs, drug czar, prohibition of marijuana, etc.

 

Local history:

In 2008, Washington was one of several legal medical marijuana states.

Olympic Peninsula immigration checkpoint-

At a checkpoint- away from any border crossing or port of entry- the US Border Patrol stopped a legal medical marijuana user with a legal amount of medical marijuana. He was a passenger in a car:

Small-scale pot busts snared in Border Patrol stops

 

Boder Patrol public forum-

In 2008, the US Border Patrol came to Jefferson County, WA and set up suspicionless checkpoints and bus boardings- away from border crossings and ports of entry.

At a local Border Patrol forum a lady asked:

“What is the penalty for not identifying oneself to federal agents at an internal, suspicionless checkpoint?”

US Border Patrol said they would call in the Sheriff when a person refused to identify themselves.

Sheriff says they will not respond to a non-emergency situation involving a person peaceably refusing to interact with federal agents.

Question about providing ID is at 0:35

Will the Joint Chiefs of Staff send The Troops to safeguard American freedoms?

More here:

Saying No to the federal government

End the Military-Civilian Divide?

 

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Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

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Photo- Foggy morning at Libbey Beach

 

More info here: Whidbey Island Rocks

In the news:

Commentary: National service narrows military-civilian divide

“Less than one-half of one percent of Americans currently serve in uniform, while the 99-plus percent realize the benefit while bearing none of the burden.”

Mark Shields: Now More Than Ever, America Needs Mandatory National Service

“And mandatory two-year national service — civilian or military — is imperative to help us understand the responsibility, as well as the rights, of citizenship and build our connections with our fellow citizens.”

 

Recommendations for ending the divide:

Stop glorifying military service.

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.

Stop telling us that undeclared/unwon wars overseas are somehow linked to American rights & freedoms.

In some cases, the US Armed Forces provide for our physical 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.

Many veterans claim to have served to protect American rights & freedoms.

How does this work?

Do the US Armed Forces function as some sort of giant civil rights organization?

Black people were still riding at the back of the bus after the big WWII victory.

Women were not allowed full voting rights at the end of WWI.

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?

Phase out failed wars that never end.

Get away from the ongoing militarization of American culture.

Some businesses are now setting aside parking for veterans. The designated spots we are talking about here are for all veterans- no requirement Re: earning the Medal of Honor, Purple Heart, having any physical disability, etc.

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

Hey veterans- do you get special parking spots on base? Why move to divide people up into groups of first & second-class citizens away from the base?

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

More here:

Vietnam-Style Body Counts

A Land of Make Believe

Glorifying Military Service During Failed Wars That Never End

Nasty Notes & Veterans Parking

 

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Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

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Photo at top

Beach Day – Ebey’s Landing

 

In the news:

Opioid education topic of Narcan Night Oak Harbor

No mention of heroin anywhere in the above article.

Heroin crisis: A situation involving illegal product moved from outside the US into local communities. The US Dept. of Homeland Security has jurisdiction at the border, border crossings & ports of entry.

With a budget of $40.6 billion– how is the US Dept. of Homeland Security doing at keeping heroin away from local communities?

Opioid crisis: Term favored by the press & politicians to describe the abuse of product which may be stolen from Grandma’s medicine cabinet- also a very serious issue.

Accurate reporting allows people to learn how to prevent future incidents.

Anytime there is a plane crash- a thorough investigation takes place. Lessons learned are used to prevent future accidents.

Was the aircraft fueled with opioids before it crashed? Was it running on heroin?

Recovery, rehab, treatment, & addiction are important parts of this story.

What part of the story is missing?

Has anyone ever seen the press question the US Dept. of Homeland Security/CBP on their role in keeping heroin away from the Puget Sound area?

Whidbey News-Times,

Please consider doing a story/asking questions about why heroin continues to move past a $40.6 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security and on into local communities.

Welcome Home Troops

 

More here:

Whidbey Heroin Boondoggle – Zero questions from the press

More Puget Sound Meth & Heroin – Zero questions from the press

Cartel Rides Meth Superhighway into Spokane

Port Angeles Heroin – Homeland Security Vote of Confidence

Puget Sound Coastal Patrol Boats

 

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Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

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

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

 

 

 

Photo- Big driftwood at West Beach

 

In the news:

Government: 36 Islamic State fighters killed by ‘Mother Of All Bombs’

We should have this all mopped up in another 16 years.

Very similar videos posted Re: 1991 Desert Storm.

During decades of undeclared/unwon wars overseas- newspeople are here to remind us that we have the upper hand.

Does all this fighting for freedom mean it would be OK to grow a marijuana plant in the back yard?

Can I take my 20 year old girlfriend (a responsible adult) down to the bar to order up a few beers for freedom?

Should we check with the Joint Chiefs of Staff first?

 

Wonder what these guys think about failed wars that never end?

 

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High levels of reverence for the flag?

Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

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US Department of Credibility

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

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

and Sound of Freedom

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Photo- New Day at Port Hadlock

 

In the news:

Federal authorities seize more than 190 kilograms of heroin after product moves past federal authorities manning a $40.6 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security- then rolls up into Chicago.

Wonder what was happening at border crossing inspections during the 12 months these folks were under investigation. Do the good guys who made the local bust notify the good guys at the border about the weak links in their process?

Suburban men charged in connection with Mexico-to-Chicago drug pipeline

Feds target Chicago-area drug dealers in ‘Operation Over the Top’

19 Charged, St. Charles Heroin Warehouse Uncovered in Mexico-to-Chicago Drug Pipeline Bust

Welcome Home Troops

Thanks for your many years of service in Iraq & Afghanistan- working to keep bad people from coming here to do bad things.

Tried to have your back with strict post-911 security protocols, a $40.6 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security and passports, enhanced & Real IDs to keep us all safe.

We’ll try harder next time.

 

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe.

State-run media update:

More here:

Cartel Rides Meth Superhighway into Spokane

Welcome Home Troops – We’ll try harder next time

Meth – We had to destroy the village in order to save it

 

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High levels of reverence for the flag?

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

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

and Sound of Freedom

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Photo-

Maybe glorifying military service will make it all good.

How about a giant flag ritual at the next ball game?

 

Welcome Home Troops

Thanks for your many years of service in Iraq & Afghanistan- working to keep bad people from coming here to do bad things.

In the news:

Federal agents crack down on meth after cartels move product past federal agents manning a $40.6 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security and on into Spokane:

Federal agents cracking down on meth in Spokane

“The U.S. is in the middle of a drug epidemic and Spokane is smack dab in the middle of a cartel superhighway.”

“Spokane is a halfway point for meth distribution and other drugs in eastern Washington that are moving north into Canada, and east toward the Midwest. The starting point is Mexico.”

 

Newspeople,

Please schedule an interview with the US Dept. of Homeland Security & ask:

Are passports, enhanced and Real IDs at all relevant keeping cartels from riding meth superhighways into local communities?

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

More here:

Port Angeles Heroin – Homeland Security Vote of Confidence

Secretive Law Enforcement Agencies are Un-American

 

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe:

State-run media update:

Find us on facebook:

The Pompous Veteran

High levels of reverence for the flag?

Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

Groupthink Alternative

US Department of Credibility

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

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

and Sound of Freedom

Twitter: https://twitter.com/yeomalt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corned Beef Hash for Breakfast

North Shore – Penn Cove

La Conner

Vendor info

More info here: Whidbey Island Rocks

US Border Patrol, Port Angeles, WA-

A new, $11.9 million, 50 agent facility, secret arrest statistics, denied FOIA requests, heroin in the community & a Border Patrol whistleblower investigation Re: fraudulent overtime that resulted in further suppression of information- keep the focus on asking questions in these areas.

No cross-border USBP arrest has happened here in more than 6 years.

News links: News tip/story idea

 

Love to see newspeople ask:

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

Has the Border Patrol at Port Angeles stopped any Latin American immigrants from illegally entering the US?

Has the Border Patrol at Port Angeles stopped any heroin from entering the US?

Is local CBP staffing and infrastructure at all relevant in keeping heroin out of the Puget Sound area?

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

Any arrests connected to the US/Canada border?

Any arrests connected to a Homeland Security mission?

Are fraudulent overtime claims still the norm at Port Angeles?

Border Patrol whistleblower pays price for refusing overtime pay

 

Arrest statistics are secret:

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.”

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.”

March 2017-

“…the Border Patrol does not provide apprehension statistics and staffing levels for individual Border Patrol stations.”

 

No Secret Arrests Here:

“Dozens of arrests were made in a massive heroin investigation and roundup on Long Island Tuesday.”

“Nassau County police and DEA agents took at least 35 people into custody at more than a dozen locations across the county.”

Or here.

Or here.

Or here.

Or here.

Or here:

 

Heroin-

April 3rd, 2017

Over 2 pounds of heroin move past a $40.6 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security and roll up in Port Angeles:

Deputies seize heroin, meth, firearms and dozens of suspected stolen car keys

Frequent updates here.

 

Operation Macho Swagger-

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:

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

2011-

“… 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.”

2013-

Heroin epidemic gripping Port Angeles

2015-

Port Angeles residents fed up with heroin problem

Newspeople remain silent.

 

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.”

 

Why are we told that Port Angeles Border Patrol arrest statistics must be kept secret? This is not standard protocol for American LE agencies.

Secret arrest statistics and denied FOIA requests do not enhance agency credibility.

Newspeople,

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

More here:

Port Angeles Heroin – Homeland Security Vote of Confidence

Looking back- fraudulent overtime claims & the Port Angeles Border Patrol

 

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

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe:

State-run media update:

Find us on facebook:

The Pompous Veteran

High levels of reverence for the flag?

Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

Groupthink Alternative

US Department of Credibility

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

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

and Sound of Freedom

Twitter: https://twitter.com/yeomalt

 

 

 

Photo-

Amphibious landing- Blaine Sector

 

Looking towards Keystone Spit

The US spends about $40.6 billion each year on the US Dept. of Homeland Security.

If the State Patrol was awarded many additional millions of dollars each year to go after drunk drivers- & the problem got worse- would newspeople ask questions?

Would any investigation take place?

Recovery, rehab, treatment, & addiction are important parts of this story.

What part of the story is missing?

Has anyone ever seen the press question the US Dept. of Homeland Security/CBP on their role in keeping heroin away from the Puget Sound area?

 

Post-911 Spending Spree & Massing US Border Patrol Agents at Port Angeles-

Back in 2006 there were only 4 US Border Patrol agents at Port Angeles:

“The Port Angeles Border Patrol Station was staffed with 42 agents as of 2013 with a coverage area that includes Clallam and Jefferson counties. The contingent had grown from four agents in 2006.”

 

Looking back-

Urban legend: The US Border Patrol stopped the Millennium Bomber at Port Angeles-

Ahmed Ressam was captured at the traditional port of entry at Port Angeles by Customs Inspectors wearing blue uniforms- not by Border Patrol Agents wearing green uniforms.

Pre-911 staffing & infrastructure levels got the job done. Four US Border Patrol agents were stationed at Port Angeles in 1999.

 

Looking for Spanish-speaking people arriving from British Columbia?

Forest Service Ordered To Stop Using Border Patrol As Interpreters

Border Patrol to stop language translation for local law enforcement

Has the Border Patrol at Port Angeles stopped any Latin American immigrants from illegally entering the US?

Has the Border Patrol at Port Angeles stopped any heroin from entering the US?

Newspeople remain silent.

 

Heroin-

April 3rd, 2017

Over 2 pounds of heroin move past a $40.6 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security and roll up in Port Angeles:

Deputies seize heroin, meth, firearms and dozens of suspected stolen car keys

Frequent updates here.

 

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:

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

2011-

“… 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.”

2013-

Heroin epidemic gripping Port Angeles

2015-

Port Angeles residents fed up with heroin problem

Newspeople remain silent.

 

Is local CBP staffing and infrastructure at all relevant in keeping heroin out of the Puget Sound area?

Newspeople remain silent.

 

More here:

US Border Patrol, Port Angeles, WA-

A new, $11.9 million, 50 agent facility, secret arrest statistics, denied FOIA requests, heroin in the community & a Border Patrol whistleblower investigation Re: fraudulent overtime that resulted in further suppression of information- keep the focus on asking questions in these areas.

No cross-border USBP arrest has happened here in more than 6 years.

News links: News tip/story idea

Port Angeles Heroin – Newspeople Remain Silent

Whidbey Heroin Boondoggle – Zero questions from the press

Puget Sound Coastal Patrol Boats

Questioning Failed Programs – Heroin, Homeland Security & The Press

Looking back- fraudulent overtime claims & the Port Angeles Border Patrol

Welcome Home Troops – We’ll try harder next time

Border Patrol/DHS Irrelevant in Seattle Heroin Reporting?

 

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

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe:

State-run media update:

Find us on facebook:

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High levels of reverence for the flag?

Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

Groupthink Alternative

US Department of Credibility

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

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

and Sound of Freedom

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Photo- Looking across the Strait of Juan de Fuca from Salt Creek

 

Background discussion & details on trailer above here.

There seem to be several trailers that move around to various locations on Whidbey- stay for a few weeks, then maybe move on. When the trailer above was last tagged by the Sheriff, it may have been at a different location.

RV below as seen on Jacobs Road & Highway 20

Possibly related:

2014-

Island county to purchase new patrol boat to help with Puget Sound security:

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

“Funding for the boat was issued through the Homeland Security Grant Program under Operation Stonegarden.”

If public meetings were held on Whidbey Island & people were asked to state their top law enforcement priorities- would a Homeland Security-funded patrol boat show up anywhere on the list?

If the Sheriff was interviewed & asked for his wish list- is there any possibility that it would include a Homeland Security-funded patrol boat?

Took a quick look on the web to see if there is a post 911 history of maritime “cross-border activity” on Whidbey & could not find anything. If anyone has info, please post in comments.

Recommendation-

Let the Sheriff & the people he serves set funding priorities for the Island County Sheriff’s Department.

Possibly related:

Whidbey Heroin Boondoggle – Zero questions from the press

More Puget Sound Meth & Heroin – Zero questions from the press

 

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High levels of reverence for the flag?

Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

Groupthink Alternative

US Department of Credibility

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

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

and Sound of Freedom

Twitter: https://twitter.com/yeomalt

 

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