July 21, 2023 Capitol Hill Seattle Blog

Large First Hill encampment fire brings explosions and column of flames near Harborview Medical Center — UPDATE

“Multiple explosions were reported as firefighters assessed how best to approach the greenbelt area amid the burning trees and camp areas above the freeway. The fire was reported under control after about 15 minutes.”

More here.

More than a year ago:

April 6, 2022 KING 5 News

Crews have responded to approximately 450 fires at homeless encampments in Seattle

When the experts have had several years to work a problem with public funds and that problem does not seem to improve, newspeople should be asking tough questions.

Sequim – Ongoing Breakdown of Society Update – Try This At A State Park & See What Happens

Drug Addicts Camping on the Sidewalk

Favorite Twitter comment:

I keep saying this but here we are again. It is not going away anytime soon as long as there are BILLIONS of dollars being tossed around and up for grabs by anyone who says they’ll help. It’s become an absolute industry and that industry depends on homelessness continuing.”

Big money spending ensures problem will not go way? Love this take.

Homeland Security Scam

Americans pay billions of dollars every 12 months for a giant US Dept. of Homeland Security.

Special ID cards make it virtually impossible for those who wish to do harm or violate U.S. laws to move heroin into the Puget Sound area:

Office of Biometric Identity Management Identification Services

Drug traffickers continue to say FU to passports, enhanced driver’s licenses & all other post-911 efforts designed to keep terrorists out of the US.

Does more DHS spending result in any shortage of cartel product anywhere in the US?

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:

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.

What a Scam

Cartels respond to General Milley by moving more product into the US:

MAY 10, 2023 CBS News

“The Sinoloa cartel is responsible for a significant portion of illicit fentanyl trafficked into the United States, and has operated since the 1980s. The organization increased its power and influence in the early 2000s, and has since become one of the largest drug trafficking operations in Mexico, OFAC said. The cartel also traffics heroin and methamphetamine in multi-ton quantities, the agency said.”

US Dept. of Defense – Recruiting Crisis

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

Decades after the lessons of Vietnam, it feels like the people who run the Pentagon specialize in undeclared/unwon wars.

Understandable why young people and their parents and grandparents would take a dim view on all this.

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.

We were told we needed to send troops to Vietnam.

Syria, Lebanon, Somalia, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc.

Some may have become skeptical along the way.

Secretary Wormuth,

Will sending the National Guard, active, reserve and IRR forces to support NATO/Ukraine stimulate new enlistments over at the recruiting office?


Bad Habits

Port Angeles Border Patrol – Newspeople Remain Silent

Most And Least Meaningful Federal Holidays

Hostile Forces in Distant Lands

Random Thoughts – Recruiting Crisis

Cultural Honesty

Schmoozy Made For TV Interview – Recruiting Crisis

The People of Kentucky

Over at the US Armed Forces recruiting office

OK to question the GWOT?


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?


How Do The Troops Defend The Constitution?

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

Love to see newspeople interview elected officials and let us know 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.

Veterans Day Nonsense








Whidbey – Driftwood County Park

Original use of photo, from 2015:

Welcome Sportsmen!