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Yesterday, somebody posted:

Where were you? along with a photo of a peaceful/standing twin towers.

My response:

With my GF in Kingston. Had already done some time in uniform. Took me several years to become skeptical and see that the federal government and the press had lost credibility.


My feeling is that a man on the moon in 1969 was a proud American moment. That was maybe the best of America in my lifetime.

Growing Up In The Cold War Era

Things were up and running in the 80s and 90s


Later in the day:

“What I remember most about 9/11 is the way America was unified the day after. During uncontrollable times we controlled our response. Race, Gender and Political Party were equally irrelevant.”

“We focused on loving each other, how did we get so segregated? We never would have made it this far if we embraced division on September the 12th. We are where we are because we got here TOGETHER let’s embrace love yet again.”

“God Bless The USA.”

My response:

Good Stuff

Let’s keep that and add a free and independent press that will ask questions/rock the boat, no matter who is in office.

The mainstream press provides news coverage that favors government agencies, departments and policies.

Information Suppression – The Press is Weak

For sure, the last couple decades have been a lesser version of life in the USA. Both major parties have taken turns in power.

My simple request for the world: Just Be Honest

A more positive look at life:

Coastal Favorites








Extinct ferry at Kingston



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Looking north towards Fort Ebey from the beach near Perego’s Lagoon.

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Two Bluff Trails


Messages coming from American mainstream culture encourage us to upsize our place in life.

If you are in high school, you should plan to go to college.

If you have a college degree, you should earn an additional degree.

If you are dating, you should get married. If you are married, you should have kids.

If you are an employee, you should become a supervisor or move into management.

If you are a renter, you should buy a home. If you don’t have a dog, make plans to get one.

If you take on a little debt, maybe you can improve your credit score?

If your family van has no video monitors for the entertainment of backseat passengers, order the one that does.

If you carry smartphone version XYZ2, you should plan now for an upgrade the new smartphone version XL427.

More is better.


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The environmental can opener.

The environmental can opener requires very little in the way of raw materials to manufacture.

The environmental can opener is very small and light weight. It takes less big, smoky trucks to transport it from the factory.

The environmental can opener almost never breaks or wears out, so the big, smoky trucks can leave the factory less often.

Very little energy is used to advertise the environmental can opener.

The environmental can opener does not plug into the wall, it runs on people power, so it saves energy.

The environmental can opener does not come in a box, or have an owners manual, so it saves trees.

Since the late 1970s, when I received one of these can openers from my Marine recruiter, I have purchased no other can opener.



In the news-

Free one day parking pass for public lands you paid for the same as the wars in Iraq & Afghanistan:

Day after Thanksgiving will be fee-free at Olympic, Rainier national parks

How about an opt in/out pass to pay for decades of undeclared/unwon wars in distant lands?


Politicians love to divide people into groups- then assign a separate value to separate groups:

Free federal Christmas tree-cutting permit for fourth graders

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Get out & enjoy your freedom this holiday season-

Homeland Security Vote of Confidence:

News video: NFL plans to increase stadium security after Paris attacks

Should we be on the alert Re: daycare centers or school busses?

Officials: No Credible Threats Target US After Paris Attacks

Schools postpone D.C. field trips amid increased concerns about terrorism

News video: Head of PDX FBI: ‘Portland is as big a target … as any other place’  “There’s a very real threat and our No. 1 priority is to ensure that an attack does not occur on U.S. soil. Now, we have to be right 100 percent of the time to stop an attack from happening,” he explained.


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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





Photo- USMC Okinawa 1980


Just back from picking up supplies for the weekend. No Christmas-related themes showing up on these labels?

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US Department of Credibility

Growing up in the 60s and 70s- James Bond delivered one of the foreign accents we heard in media. It was a cool thing.

1986- Crocodile Dundee– another foreign accent- well received- seemed like a novelty.

2015- Every other ad for cleaning products, medicines, vacuum cleaners, cosmetics, auto insurance, etc., is done by someone with a foreign accent. No more novelty.


OK with something more like this:




Photo- Hardbody way to the top at Artist Point