Operating a camera in a public place:

Image at top of page:

Symbol of a society that supports a Dept. of Defense that was nowhere to be found on 911. We haven’t won a war since.

Symbol of a society that pays billions of dollars every 12 months for a giant US Dept. of Homeland Security.

Symbol of a society where newspeople avoid asking basic public policy questions.

The US Dept. of Homeland Security “stops an average of 7 known or suspected terrorists a day – 50 a week- trying to come to our country.”

Question for TV newspeople:

With such an impressive handle on US Dept. of Homeland Security performance- why do cartels continue to move product into all 50 states?

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

Would the DEA be out of work if a giant US Dept. of Homeland Security was able to keep cartel product from showing up in all 50 states?

Look for newspeople to ask zero questions in this area.


Whidbey/Oak Harbor update:

June 16, 2023 Whidbey News-Times

High-speed chase through Oak Harbor ends with a crash

“…man caught smoking fentanyl in the Oak Harbor Walmart parking lot…”

“At 7:55 p.m. Tuesday, a caller at the Walmart reported to police that two people in a white Honda appeared to be using drugs. An Oak Harbor officer noted in his report that police are aware that the parking lot is a common place for people to abuse illegal substances.”

Back in 2014:

April 18, 2014 Whidbey News-Times

New patrol boat to help with Puget Sound security

“Island County secured a $225,000 grant to purchase a new all-weather patrol vessel. Funding for the boat was issued through the Homeland Security Grant Program under Operation Stonegarden.”

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.”

Took a 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.

Questions for newspeople:

Has the Island County Homeland Security-funded patrol boat been able to intercept any inbound fentanyl?

Has the Island County Homeland Security-funded patrol boat been involved in any arrest or seizure related in any way to the US/Canada border?

Newspeople remain silent.

The Press

Much of what we get today is sort of a press release style of news reporting where a statement is prepared by whatever agency was involved in the latest policy update, 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.

Local papers have stripped away all comments from past articles, and removed the opportunity to post comments to new articles.

Various newspapers in the Puget Sound area have gone with this trend.

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

Did foreign terrorists attempt to shut down an individual who was operating a camera in a public place?

Did hostile forces in distant lands impose various restrictions on the American public since the catastrophic military failure that took place on 911?

More here:

Hostile Forces in Distant Lands

Boeing B-52 Stratofortress

South Carolina National Guard to Africa – Zero Questions from Newspeople

Random Thoughts – Recruiting Crisis

2023 Memorial Day Military Discounts & Freebies

A Free and Honest Society?

Cultural Honesty


Possibly of interest:

Below, are some random thoughts and questions newspeople will not ask. Our questions appear in bold type.

Was It A Fake War On Terror?