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DSC_0084 Just getting started on a new facebook page where we are taking a look at The Pompous Veteran.

This person is quick to proclaim that they defended your rights and freedoms.

Concerns here are not specific to any political party, personality or group identity.

This page does not advocate dishonoring or defacing the flag. We are not anti-government, anti-military or anti-law enforcement.

Thanks for taking a look.

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In the news: As Seattle eyes supervised drug-injection sites, is Vancouver a good model?

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?

 

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe-

State-run media update:

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:

Whidbey Heroin Boondoggle – Zero questions from the press

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

No K-9s at border crossings and ports of entry?

 

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High levels of reverence for the flag?

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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South entrance- Port Townsend Ship Canal

 

dsc_0069-copy Public schools make small children memorize and recite a pledge to a flag. How many make it to high school graduation without ever being taught about their right not to participate in interviews with law enforcement personnel, prosecuting attorneys, etc.

Brendan Dassey had a right to remain silent.

Please go to 12:35

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

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Flag Idolatry Means Never Having to Ask Questions

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High levels of reverence for the flag?

 

 

 

Photo- Nordland Transit Center

 

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No word on how more than 100 kilos of heroin made it past strict post-911 security protocols & the US Dept. of Homeland Security at border crossings and ports of entry: $11 MILLION WORTH OF HEROIN FOUND IN TRACTOR TRAILER IN VICTORVILLE

 

20 kilos of cocaine get past the US Dept. of Homeland Security and into Pueblo-

In the news: K-9 sniffs out 10 kilos of cocaine for 2nd big bust in 6 weeks, police say

“A Colorado K-9 sniffed out more than $1 million worth of cocaine during a traffic stop last weekend, authorities said.”

“…they found 10 kilos of cocaine hidden in the vehicle.”

“Authorities said Widget was also instrumental in an Oct. 11 arrest when she located another 10 kilos of cocaine in a hidden compartment inside a vehicle during an unrelated traffic stop. ”

 

Federal officials seize 150 pounds of cocaine & 75 pounds of heroin after product moves past Federal officials at border crossings and ports of entry:

Federal officials seize 150 pounds of cocaine, 75 pounds of heroin in Aurora

 

Washington State-

Local law enforcement agencies may benefit when the US Dept. of Homeland Security fails to keep heroin out of the US:

Heroin busts could finance police construction in Snohomish

 

More here:

Whidbey Heroin Boondoggle – Zero questions from the press

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

 

Newspeople are in no mood to ask questions about failed programs- that’s what we’re about.

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Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

 

 

 

 

Photo- A symbol of the free press & federal government credibility

 

dsc_0130 Tax money- which some people intend to be used to help others via public assistance programs– also goes for failed wars that never end.

Helping others by donating to churches or private charities, food banks, etc. can avoid these conflicts.

Donors are free to opt out if a charity misbehaves.

People could keep more of their own money to donate to causes of their choosing if the federal government was not taking it to pay for wasteful programs.

More here:

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?

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- Mount Baker from the Bluff Trail

 

dsc_0174 Well done on the recent cleanup of the lot between the Dairy Queen & Walgreens- things are looking much better.

The before picture can be seen in blogs posted here & here.

 

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High levels of reverence for the flag?

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- Oak Harbor Marina

 

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dsc_0001-2 In the news: Veterans inspire youths with memories, ceremonies at Port Angeles Coast Guard base

Richard T. Gromlich, retired rear admiral with the Coast Guard:
“Today, our military members around the world continue to put service before self. They proudly serve to ensure the freedoms we enjoy today. I couldn’t be more proud of the men and women who serve today. They are the best of best.”

 

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?

Why the constant support for The Troops defending American rights & freedoms when the reality is that the US is involved in failed wars that never end.

Veterans Day was established in 1954, after Armistice Day was tossed out. How many US wars have been won since then?

More here:

DOD Gets a Pass on the Freedom Nonsense

Ongoing Militarization of American Culture

 

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Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

High levels of reverence for the flag?

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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DSCN8231 When did Armistice Day turn into Discounts And Freebies Day?

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

Hey major restaurant chains & traditional veteran’s organizations– I know a veteran who would have more respect for a marketing strategy that made Armistice Day donations to food banks. Maybe you guys could work together on this & start to phase out this image of veterans clamoring for head of the line privileges & free chow.

Don’t be shy- go & get yourself a couple of free meals- it’s a proud thing:

Growing up in the 60s & 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.

 

Hey school teachers– do you still teach lessons about the more meaningful Armistice Day?

Here are a few questions to discuss with your students: How Many Wars?

This may all be some sort of post-Vietnam guilt at work. The guilt doesn’t seem to work towards shutting down failed wars that never end.

More here:

Veterans

Ongoing Militarization of American Culture

DOD Gets a Pass on the Freedom Nonsense

 

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Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

High levels of reverence for the flag?

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

 

dsc_0001-2 American culture is quick to question sports teams, players, coaches & officials when things do not go well. Some call for firings of coaches and referees.

Referee Walt Anderson So Bad In Bills-Seahawks That Even NFL’s Dean Blandino Couldn’t Defend Him

Why the constant support for “The Troops” defending American rights & freedoms when the reality is that the US is involved in failed wars that never end.

Veterans Day was established in 1954, after Armistice Day was tossed out. How many US wars have been won since then?

 

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.

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?

 

But- The Troops died for your right to vote?

Nonsense.

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?

“If “Men died for your right to vote!”, how did we manage to elect politicians after the Fall of Saigon in 1975?”

 

People are in no mood to ask questions. They’re even ready to slip off into a world of make believe, where:

Veterans, not politicians, ‘give us the right to vote,’ observers at Amherst Veterans Day ceremonies told

Hey veterans, school teachers & newspeople-

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

“Remind the voters that somewhere overseas right now, men and women are fighting so that we can have a voice in the political process.”

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

Can we find an honest way to honor The Troops?

 

In many cases- public policy stands in the way of freedom- no foreign enemy required.

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.

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?

When we return from an undeclared war or military conflict without a victory- what becomes of American rights and freedoms?

The Department of Defense track record goes back to 1949. How many US wars have been won since then?

More here:

Ongoing Militarization of American Culture

 

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Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

High levels of reverence for the flag?

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

 

dsc_0006-2 Snohomish- No word on how “large quantities of heroin and methamphetamine from Sinaloa, Mexico” made it past federal agents massed at border crossings & ports of entry while looking for passports/enhanced & Real IDs.

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

Welcome Home Troops

Thanks for your service

Local law enforcement agencies may benefit when the US Dept. of Homeland Security fails to keep heroin out of the US:

Heroin busts could finance police construction in Snohomish

 

Tacoma-

Charge: Heroin-using mom injected small kids with ‘feel good medicine’

 

Whidbey-

Whidbey Heroin Boondoggle – Zero questions from the press

 

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?

Related:

Puget Sound Coastal Patrol Boats

US Border Patrol, Port Angeles, WA- News tip/story idea

 

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe-

State-run media update:

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Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

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

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Photos- Oak Harbor Image

News tip/story idea: Maybe the local paper could go & interview the owner of the van in the photo above, the owner of the lot where the van is parked, local business people, local law enforcement agencies, the South Whidbey Homeless Coalition, local churches & charities, civic groups, etc. Make a real news story of it.

 

dsc_0003-3 A year’s worth of vegetarian kitchen scraps, garden & lawn trimmings, mushrooms, discarded pears, kelp & seaweed, etc., has been mixed with recently fallen leaves.
Will mix it a few times over the next couple months- then cover it when it gets too wet.

Tearing down the old pile day here.

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dsc_0021 Time to tear down the compost pile that was started a year ago & start over with new leaves that are now on the ground.

Year round project-

Smaller bins hold the daily kitchen scraps and items from the garden/lawn. They will wait until fall leaves are collected before they are mixed in.

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Sifting:

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Some items like avocado seeds will get run through again.

See you next year.

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Sifted product:

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Lawn mushrooms are a welcome addition to compost. Next- we’ll gather leaves & start a new pile.

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dscn4435 Remember the old tradition of having your Halloween candy X-rayed?

It is still a good idea.

Before the kids are allowed to eat any candy- round them up and carpool with neighbors to the hospital to get the loot X-rayed.

The X-ray will reveal any needles, razor blades, or metal filings in the treats.

Is there a test for weed killer or rat poison? Ask about it.

Cold War era ritual lives on:

Harrisburg, PA

Free digital X-ray imaging of Halloween candy

 

Chesapeake, VA

Patient First offering to X-ray your child’s Halloween candy for foreign materials

 

Central Park & Garrisonville, VA

Patient First offering candy X-ray’s for Halloween

 

Ilwaco, WA

OBH helping ensure candy is safe

“Ocean Beach Hospital is offering to x-ray Halloween candy on Nov. 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.”

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

 

Hampton Roads

Free Halloween candy x-rays offered in Hampton Roads

 

New Cumberland, W.Va.

Sheriff’s office offering candy scanning for Halloween

 

More here: Halloween Safety Tips 2016

 

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Have a Safe and Happy Halloween!

 

 

DSCN8231 Uncle Sam had a supply & demand problem. Not enough California National Guard troops wanted to re-enlist and leave the state they had signed up to serve so they could go to fight in failed wars that never end.

Maybe bonus money would help?

“A scandal over the California National Guard’s use of bonus money was first unearthed in 2010, when the Sacramento Bee reported that its incentive program had misspent as much as $100 million. The program’s onetime leader, former Master Sgt. Toni Jaffe, was later sentenced to 30 months in prison, after pleading guilty to making $15 million in false claims.”

More to pledge allegiance to:

“But investigators uncovered rampant fraud and mismanagement by California Guard officials trying to meet enlistment targets.”

Effort to take back bonus cash is now on hold:

“Citing a duty to keep promises to service members, Carter said he’s ordering the Pentagon’s Defense Finance and Accounting Service to “suspend all efforts to collect reimbursement from affected California National Guard members” until he’s satisfied that the process has become more efficient and fair.”

This means The Troops will find out later if they get to keep the cash or get back any of the money they have already returned:

“Christopher Van Meter earned a Purple Heart for his sacrifice in Iraq, where he was hurled from an armored vehicle. But he, too, is making enormous sacrifices for the state Guard’s mistake.”

“We were paying upward $1,300 a month back to that recoupment,” he said. “We weren’t able to afford everything — food for the kids, a day care.”

 

With all that extra incentive cash- was the war in Iraq or Afghanistan ever won?

Here in the next few weeks- school teachers will again make arrangements to instruct small children Re: US foreign policy.

Each November, school teachers across America host Veterans Day assemblies– and promote the idea that The Troops are in distant lands- fighting for American rights and freedoms:

Veterans, not politicians, ‘give us the right to vote,’ observers at Amherst Veterans Day ceremonies told

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.

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

Will any of the students ask questions?

The world’s most modern & powerful military force has had their hands full for years now trying to pacify the locals in the Greater Middle East.

We’ve got such a good handle on the situation- National Guard units are doing multiple tours in distant lands– absent any military emergency, draft, or declaration of war.

The Department of Defense track record goes back to 1949. How many US wars have been won since then?

 

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?

More here: 25 Years of Precision Airstrike Videos out of Iraq

 

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Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

Too early for Halloween decorations?

High levels of reverence for the flag?

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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dsc_0399 A view from the edge of the Strait of Juan De Fuca

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DSCN8231Oct 17, 2016

Precision US Airstrike Video: US-led Airstrike on ISIS ‘Car Bomb Factory’ in Iraq

We’ve been seeing videos like this out of Iraq since 1991 Desert Storm:

The Department of Defense track record goes back to 1949. How many US wars have been won since then?

More here: Decades of undeclared/unwon wars overseas lead up to Operation Macho Swagger- Operation Macho Swagger

 

You wouldn’t be able to enjoy your freedoms if it wasn’t for decades of undeclared/unwon wars in distant lands.

 

Still unable to keep heroin-trafficking cartels out of WA State-

DEA:

“James said western Washington might as well be the backyard for three Mexican drug cartels.”

Welcome Home Troops

 

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Too early for Halloween decorations?

High levels of reverence for the flag?

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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