In the USA, Armistice Day has turned into Ass Kissing & Propaganda Day.

See you next year.

Climate Change/Sea Level Rise

Is there an attitude related to climate change/sea level rise that is used as an excuse to back away from maintaining the shore?

Please compare the working waterfront at Westport, WA to the shore over at Damon Point, 98569.

Imagine telling the fishing boat captains over at Westport that their access to a 100 year old armor-plated harbor was going to be let go because too much sand and silt built up around the marina.

Any federal money for ports and coastal improvement?

Plenty of cash for Ukraine/undeclared/unwon wars and here is what you get back home:

$6.3 million in federal cash for a used hotel at Ocean Shores:

Any questions from newspeople?

December 8, 2022 The Daily World

Dept. of Ag invests $6.3M to purchase Ocean Shores hotel

$6.3 million “to fund the acquisition of an existing hotel. Marathon Enterprises Inc. is located in Ocean Shores, Grays Harbor County, Washington. The project is expected to result in saving eight jobs and creating one full time job.”

Zero questions from small or large newspapers. Zero questions from TV newspeople.


Mark Dice produces alternative media content. I thought it was very interesting at 4:31 in the video below, where he points out that David Webb was accused of getting ahead due to white privilege:


Post 911 Surveillance State Update:

More than 20 years past 911, banking professionals had no idea that he could stand in a public place and operate a camera-no matter what direction the camera was pointed in.

I think he went wrong when he said he would defend himself with his taser/stun gun. I think he called unnecessary attention to himself at this point.

Operating A Camera In A Public Place

These guys are out asking questions while the mainstream media will function like paid actors reading a script.

Instead of waiting for school teachers to teach about individual rights and limited government authority, waiting on the overthrow of Saddam Hussein or the take down of the next bad guy in distant lands, waiting on the press to ask questions, or courts to handle cases, these guys go out and update us with a quick reality check.

Videos recorded at or outside of sites that are funded by the public seem to be best for documenting these issues.

Two videos below are from a channel I respect. Easy to watch on YouTube for those who desire to do so.

Mr. smiley dentures guy tries to shut down filming in a public place.

4,654 comments are now posted with this video – well worth a look.

Notice how LE personnel never throw him out or tell him not to operate a camera in a public place.

Before LE arrives- watch him tie up several public employees only because they do not want him to operate a camera in a public place:

More here: Operating A Camera In A Public Place


To me, the most interesting people in politics are the people who are willing to question their chosen political party.

Jimmy Dore, a progressive Democrat:

Puget Sound Ferry Security

One of our old/favorite blog topics and another example of newspeople not asking questions:

Trying to make sense of ongoing war on terror/security theater mixed messages.

Love to see more in the way of newspeople asking questions.

Today, the best example of a free and independent American press is what you will find in sports culture.

Think of an NFL game. Coaches and quarterbacks face the press after every game and answer questions, win or lose.

No press secretary. No public relations spokesperson. No freedom of information act requests. No classified documents.

Instant replays, commentary in the broadcast booth, analysis from network studios, sports talk radio, etc. Fans get tons of info all of the time. No chance for conspiracy theories to develop. Missed calls by NFL officials may be discussed for weeks on end. No such thing as: “We can’t comment on an ongoing investigation.” Instant replay is for all to see. Sports writers are OK with being critical of coaches, teams, players, the rule book, the league, referees, team owners, when the season starts and ends, etc. This is what a free and independent press looks like. Go ahead and have sports writers cover public policy, Homeland Security and US Dept. of Defense news and I’m good with that.

In 2023, the press tends to support government agencies, departments and policies rather than question them.

The mainstream press today is prone to suppress voices of dissent and provide news coverage that favors government agencies, departments and their policies.

Here is a nice example:

KIRO 7 May 23, 2017

Ferry drill: Police train how to respond to security threats aboard a ferry in Puget Sound

“Law enforcement officers climbed aboard, guns drawn.”

Just the ticket for a Wild West shootout between the good guys and the bad guys.

If the Oklahoma City bomber rolls onto the ferry-how does the SWAT team help out an hour later?

Blogged about it over the years:

Maybe security personnel are present at some specific terminal each day. I have made dozens of round trip ferry crossings over the past 20 years from various terminals. In many cases, there has been no security screening at either terminal.

Washington State ferry passengers are advised via PA system to not leave backpacks or packages unattended during ferry crossings.

Meanwhile- on the car deck- cars, trucks, vans, commercial vehicles, etc. are left unattended during ferry crossings.


Newspeople Avoid Questions – WSF Security


Another old/favorite blog topic and another example of newspeople not asking questions:

Image below Nov 13, 2023

Source/Daily Status Reports: Washington State Department of Health Shellfish Safety Map

Click image once or twice to show detail.


August 11, 2023 Whidbey News-Times

Whidbey sewer plants win state awards

“The Oak Harbor Clean Water Facility was recognized as outstanding by the Department of Ecology.”

The Coupeville treatment plant received the outstanding performance award for the 13th consecutive year, and the Holmes Harbor plant was awarded for the 17th year in a row. The Penn Cove wastewater treatment plant was also a recipient this year.”

Beach adjacent to Award Winning Sewage Treatment Plant:


“Clams, mussels and oysters CLOSED year-round.”

“This beach is within the closure area for a sewage treatment plant outfall and is unsafe for recreational shellfish harvesting.”

Source: WDFW

North side of Penn Cove at Monroe Landing

“Clams, mussels and oysters CLOSED year-round.”

“This beach is within the closure area for a sewage treatment plant outfall and is unsafe for recreational shellfish harvesting.”

Source: WDFW

Love to see newspeople ask:

When is the last time all of Penn Cove was safe for recreational shellfish harvest?

Zero questions from small or large newspapers. Zero questions from TV newspeople.








A lonely stretch of beach between Perego’s Lagoon and Fort Ebey.