The press release style of news reporting means that a statement is prepared by whatever agency was involved in the latest drug bust/federal grant money award, etc. Newspeople post this statement as is.

A 5th grade book report would require more in the way of asking questions.


A life and death update:

May 10th 2021 KOMO News

Fatal drug overdoses skyrocket in Washington state amid COVID

“…more people died of drug overdoses in 2020 in the state than any year in at least the past decade.”

“In December the Centers for Disease Control had reported more than 81,000 drug overdose deaths occurred in the U.S. in the 12 months ending in May 2020 — the highest number of overdose deaths ever recorded in a 12-month period.”

“According to published reports, fatal drug overdoses in Washington state increased by more than 30% last year compared to 2019.”


Newspeople have moved away from asking questions. Our questions appear in bold type.

Voting is highly emphasized in American culture. Asking questions related to public policy takes a lower priority.

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


What We Have Now

A $49.8 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security that fails to keep cartel product from showing up all over the US.

All 50 states:

“There are currently 33 HIDTAs, and HIDTA-designated counties are located in 50 states, as well as in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the District of Columbia.”

Source: DEA High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) program

Billions of dollars spent every 12 months to keep bad people from coming here to do bad things.

Newspeople ask zero questions in this area.



What sort of drugs were involved here?

Did opioid lawsuits or a $49.8 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security play any role here?

Has local CBP been able to reduce access to cartel product in the Puget Sound area?

Why does it matter?

The Drug War is based on public policy.

What methods are working? What methods are failing?

Some drugs are domestic, some drugs, must get past strict post 911/War on Terror security protocols, a $49.8 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security, and verification of passports/enhanced & REAL IDs before they arrive in local communities.

People can learn to protect themselves and their families if they are informed on which drugs are causing fatalities.

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, meth or fentanyl?


Love to see newspeople interview the US Dept. of Homeland Security & ask:

Are passports/enhanced/REAL IDs effective in keeping cartel drugs out of the US?

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


If sending US troops to Afghanistan and creating a $49.8 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security was meant to keep bad people from coming here to do bad things, why are drug cartels able to move product into all 50 states?


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



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

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Port Angeles Border Patrol – Investigation Stalled For 3 Weeks?

REAL ID And The Fake War on Terror

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