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Same country that made a big deal of celebrating freedom & independence earlier this month.

In the news:

Coast Guard to enforce U.S. pot laws on water

“Federal law says it’s illegal, in any quantities.”

It took a constitutional amendment to prohibit the sale of a glass of wine- why no constitutional amendment to authorize a federal war on drugs, drug czar, prohibition of marijuana, etc.

 

The freedom talk is just for federal holidays & overseas military operations.

Suspicionless boat boardings:

Coast Guard Boardings And Your Fourth Amendment Rights, Part 1

Coast Guard Boardings And Your Fourth Amendment Rights, Part 2

Coast Guard Boardings And Your Fourth Amendment Rights, Part 3

 

Suspicionless boat boardings and 1,200-horsepower Border Patrol Interceptor boats fail to keep heroin away from Port Angeles:

Operation Macho Swagger & Port Angeles Heroin

More here:

Coast Guard comes home to Heroin at Port Angeles

Frequent updates here.

 

Lee Greenwood-

“And I’m proud to be an American
Where at least I know I’m free
And I won’t forget the men who died
Who gave that right to me”

People in uniform give rights?

 

Find us on facebook:

Veterans Against the Glorification of Military Service

The Pompous Veteran

High levels of reverence for the flag?

Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

Groupthink Alternative

US Department of Credibility

Oak Bay Starfish

Newspeople will not question the US Border Patrol at Port Angeles?

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

and Sound of Freedom

Twitter: https://twitter.com/yeomalt

 

 

 

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Path to the beach – Deception Pass

 

DSC_0005 (2) Patriot Police Captain: My Oath To The Constitution Has No Expiration

Captain Higgins,

It took a constitutional amendment to prohibit the sale of a glass of wine- why no constitutional amendment to authorize a federal war on drugs, drug czar, prohibition of marijuana, etc.

“According to Capt. Clay Higgins with the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office officers searched Thomas’ home on Prairie Rhonde Road and found 150 potted marijuana plants…”

“The oath I took never expires”, etc.
Many veterans refer to their oath of enlistment Re: defending the constitution- when & how do The Troops act on behalf of the executive branch of government to defend the constitution?

How is US foreign policy connected to defending the constitution?

 

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Groupthink Alternative

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/yeomalt

 

 

 

Photo- Oak Harbor parking mayhem

 

DSC_0004 In the news: Police: D.C. Fire Captain arrested on drug and gun charges

No time to ask what sort of drugs were involved here.
Some drugs are domestic- some must get past the US Dept. of Homeland Security to get here.
Restricted versions of marijuana are legal in some areas.

What Drug War tactics are working? Which are failures? We may never know if questions aren’t asked.

DSC_0002_005 A symbol of the free press & federal government credibility

More here:

Scolded for asking questions

Homeland Security – Land of Make Believe

 

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Groupthink Alternative

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/yeomalt

 

DSC_131 Voting & political parties-

The people who run both major parties & the conventions that nominate presidential candidates are OK with ongoing, undeclared/unwon wars overseas, the drug war racket, & a secretive, wasteful and ineffective Dept. of Homeland Security.

Ditto for the TV networks that host presidential debates & ask scripted questions of candidates.

The majority of voters will align with one of these two parties.

 

Post 911 security- 

The NFL salutes The Troops while increasing security at stadiums because US wars are keeping us safe?

Welcome Home Troops

Thanks for your service

 

Post-911 security protocols kept him safe:

Man dies after car drives off ferry dock

 

War on Terror-

The General needs more troops in Afghanistan:

“If we don’t stay engaged here to build [the Afghan security forces’] capacity to fight [terrorist groups]…it’s coming back to the homeland,” said Gen. John Campbell, the top U.S. general in Afghanistan. “So it’s pay a little bit now, build the capability, and keep this an away game as opposed to a home game.”

The War on Terror is meant to keep bad people from coming to the US?

Seattle media:

DEA-

“James said western Washington might as well be the backyard for three Mexican drug cartels.”

 

US Dept. of Homeland Security-

State-run media update:

“Our nation is safer and more secure because of their leadership and dedication to mission.”

These are the folks who tell us there is “no credible threat” anytime they move to ramp up security.

No specific, credible threat? Would a bank robber threaten to knock off a bank next Tuesday?

If the good guys can tell what the bad guys will do before they do it- surely, these powerful crime fighting tools will be used to shut down gang and cartel activity, heroin trafficking, bank robberies, school & church shootings, child abduction, etc.

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Real ID-

Are passports/enhanced/Real IDs effective in keeping heroin out of the US?

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

If special ID works to keep bad guys out- how are cartels moving product into Washington State in 2015?

DEA: ‘Meth … is dark horse riding side by side with heroin’; Mexican cartels operating in Northwest

Out at the airport-

What prevents the badass terrorists we are supposed to stay scared of from causing problems in a crowded airport just short of the screening checkpoint, or in the unscreened area where people drive in to pick up/drop off airline passengers?

 

Public Schools-

Each November, school teachers across America host Veterans Day assemblies– and promote the idea that The Troops are in distant lands- fighting for American rights and freedoms.

More here: Ongoing Militarization of American Culture

 

Supporting veterans-

CBS News video: Ex-employee: Wounded Warrior Project conduct “makes me sick”

Recommendation:

Phase out decades of undeclared/unwon wars overseas.

 

Politicians who say they care about green energy, jobs & the economy-

Budget/jobs/economy concerns?

Instant, non-experimental jobs program/revenue generator requiring zero tax dollars-

Allow U.S. farmers to answer the global demand for Industrial Hemp.

 

War on Drugs-

Local law enforcement agencies may benefit when the US Dept. of Homeland Security fails to keep heroin out of the US-

Seattle media: Heroin busts could finance police construction in Snohomish

More here:

More here: Drug War Racket

 

Newspeople not asking questions-

All of the issues above cry out for investigative reporting while major news outlets use their facebook feed to inform us on favorite coffee drinks, most popular baby names, favorite snack foods, cutest pet photos, and other Ron Burgundy-approved news features.

News tip/story idea:

US Border Patrol, Port Angeles, WA-

Secret arrest statistics, denied FOIA requests, heroin in the community & a Border Patrol whistleblower investigation Re: fraudulent overtime that resulted in further suppression of information- keep the focus on asking questions in these areas.

 

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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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/yeomalt

 

 

 

Photo- Mystery Bay

 

DSC_0022Mystery drug results in drug treatment sentence:

Drug treatment sentence handed down in Sequim-area burglary

Was the man stealing, selling, or transporting drugs?

Was he on drugs? What sort of drugs were involved in this case?

In the past, there has been news of heroin in Sequim.

More here.

Love to see a reporter ask what role the US Border Patrol plays in keeping heroin away from the Olympic Peninsula.

Olympic Peninsula heroin racket:

Terry sentenced in heroin case

Devin L. Terry, 23, of Port Angeles, was sentenced to 24 months probation on April 24 in Clallam County Superior Court. Terry pled guilty on April 3 to delivering heroin to OPNET members on two separate days in December 2013. A third charge was dismissed in exchange for Terry’s guilty plea.

Terry was arrested when OPNET members completed a narcotics search warrant at an apartment in the 1900 block of South Pine Street in Port Angeles. Terry’s prior criminal history includes malicious mischief 2, burglary and taking a motor vehicle without permission.

 

Local TV station:

Bottle your own whiskey at Woodinville Whiskey Co.

Same city that has banned voter-approved marijuana outlets:

WOODINVILLE BANS MARIJUANA BUSINESSES INSIDE CITY LIMITS

 

In a general sense- marijuana is controversial, while wine is almost universally accepted.

Wines to complement your meals grilled outdoors

It took a constitutional amendment to prohibit the sale of a glass of wine-why no constitutional amendment to authorize a federal war on drugs, drug czar, prohibition of marijuana, etc.

 

Discuss on facebook here:

US Department of Credibility

 

 

Photo- Bowman Bay

 

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Whidbey Island-

Federal grant money goes to “…gain a better grasp on cross border activity and to prevent illegal crossings.” on Whidbey Island.

Took a quick 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.

 

Over on the Olympic Peninsula- post 911 cash has beefed up coastal  security:

Port of Port Angeles-

$701,063 Federal Emergency Management Agency grant:

“The Port Security Grant Program funds will be spent on upgrading surveillance cameras, lighting, access control and cybersecurity at the port’s marine terminals.”

What role do 1,200-horsepower Border Patrol Interceptor boats play in keeping heroin away from the Olympic Peninsula?

“… their main interaction with the boating public: Boarding boats and checking for ID, getting a “vibe,” as Jeff P. called it, for what’s up.”

Meanwhile-

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

May, 2013:

Heroin epidemic gripping Port Angeles

Still no justification provided by elected officials or the US Border Patrol for an upgrade in staff requiring a new, $11.9 million, 50 agent facility.

Secret arrest statistics, denied FOIA requests, heroin in the community & a Border Patrol whistleblower investigation that resulted in further suppression of information- keep the focus on asking questions in these areas.

News links & documentation here: News tip/story idea

 

Sunnyside-

Scare tactics brought to you by the folks who take federal Drug War grant money.

“Freng said drugs were rampant in the United States before the 1906 Pure Food and Drug Act, which required labeling for alcohol, opiates, cocaine, cannabis and other drugs.”

Back when marijuana was legal- in the days when Americans were inventing and producing light bulbs, automobiles, airplanes, etc.

Dr. Freng,

It took a constitutional amendment to prohibit the sale of a glass of wine-why no constitutional amendment to authorize a federal war on drugs, drug czar, prohibition of marijuana, etc.

Allowing legal, domestic production of marijuana would serve to eliminate a portion of distraction and potential corruption at the border.

U.S. Border Patrol agent pleads guilty to smuggling 147 pounds marijuana while on duty

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe-

 

More here: Drug War Racket

Related: A post 911 Puget Sound area

 

Discuss on facebook here:

Local reporters will not question the US Border Patrol at Port Angeles?

Or here:

US Department of Credibility

 

 

 

Photo- Low tide

Port Hadlock Transit Center

 

 

 

DSC_0013_006Authorities seize nearly $1 million worth of heroin after it gets past the US Dept. of Homeland Security and into western New York:

32 Charged in Western NY Drug Ring Bust

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

Don’t look for newspeople to say a word about it.

 

US Department of Homeland Security-

“…a department with more than 20 different agencies, a budget of more than $45 billion and a staff of hundreds of thousands of civilian, law enforcement and military personnel.”

 

DHS-

Special ID cards make it virtually impossible for those who wish to do harm or violate U.S. laws to move heroin into western New York.

 

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe-

 

Related:

Puget Sound Heroin

A post 911 Puget Sound area

Discuss on facebook here:

Local reporters will not question the US Border Patrol at Port Angeles?

Or here:

US Department of Credibility

 

 

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Low tide- Port Townsend Ship Canal

 

 

DSC_0002_005US Department of Defense

“Marine Gen. John Kelly, commander of U.S. Southern Command (SouthCom), said at a congressional hearing that he only has about 5 percent of the airborne intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance assets he needs to seize shipments.”

 

General Says He Will Need More Ships If We Expect Him to Win the War on Drugs

 

Competition for military resources impedes the drug war

 

 

US Department of Homeland Security

“…a department with more than 20 different agencies, a budget of more than $45 billion and a staff of hundreds of thousands of civilian, law enforcement and military personnel.”

A budget of more than $45 billion folks.

 

US Department 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.

 

June, 2013

DEA-

“Barnes says the heroin comes straight up I-5 from Mexico and is one of the cheapest drugs out there.”

 

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe-

 

More here:

Puget Sound Heroin

Discuss on facebook here:

Local reporters will not question the US Border Patrol at Port Angeles?

Or here:

US Department of Credibility

 

 

Photo- A symbol of freedom & federal government credibility

 

 

DSC_0093_003Drug war authority extends into international waters 140 miles off the coast of Panama:

Port Angeles Coast Guard crew seizes 2,300 pounds of cocaine valued at $37 million off coast of Panama

155 miles south of San Diego:

Port Angeles-based cutter makes second big marijuana bust in two weeks

Allowing legal, domestic production of marijuana would serve to eliminate a portion of distraction and potential corruption at the border- but we can’t have that in a free society.

 

2010-

Welcome Home Troops

US Dept. of Homeland Security Port Angeles, WA-

Sentries & watchstanders unable to prevent lone bumbler from penetrating US Coast Guard base- then smoking marijuana in the CO’s quarters aboard 210-foot cutter Active- not to be discovered until hours later at morning colors.

 

Heroin-

2011-

What role do 1,200-horsepower Border Patrol Interceptor boats play in keeping heroin away from the Olympic Peninsula?

“… their main interaction with the boating public: Boarding boats and checking for ID, getting a “vibe,” as Jeff P. called it, for what’s up.”

2012-

The War on Terror brings a 50 agent US Border Patrol station to Port Angeles:

Border Patrol cuts ribbon for new $11.9 million facility in Port Angeles

 

We are told the #1 US Border Patrol objective is to stop terrorists.

The US Border Patrol explains this objective at a local public forum- this YouTube video covers Border Patrol objectives at 3:50

May, 2013:

Massing US Border Patrol agents at the southern edge of the Strait of Juan de Fuca fails to keep heroin out of Port Angeles:

Heroin epidemic gripping Port Angeles

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Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe-

More here:

Puget Sound Heroin

News tip/story idea

Struggling to Defend the Border Patrol

Discuss on facebook here:

Local reporters will not question the US Border Patrol at Port Angeles?

Or here:

US Department of Credibility

 

 

Photo- Crescent Beach

 

DSC_0035No Guns for Medical Marijuana Users

How about legal anti-depression meds that may bring on thoughts of suicide (0:34)

Do people who take legal drugs that may bring on thoughts of suicide loose the ability to purchase or possess firearms?

How about people who enjoy a good taste of beer or tequila now & then?

 

Drug Take Back Day-

A huge success for the legal drug dealers- they sold 324 tons of pills to people who did not need them:

“Last October, Americans turned in 324 tons, that’s more than 647,000 pounds, of prescription drugs at more than 4,114 sites operated by the DEA and its thousands of state and local law enforcement partners. When those results are combined with what was collected in its seven previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in more than 3.4 million pounds (1,700 tons) of pills.”

Related:

Drug Take Back Day

Heroin Update

Discuss on facebook

 

 

Photo- South Indian Island

 

DSC_0033A huge success for the legal drug dealers- they sold 324 tons of pills to people who did not need them:

“Last October, Americans turned in 324 tons (over 647,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at over 4,114 sites operated by the DEA and its thousands of state and local law enforcement partners. In its seven previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners took in over 3.4 million pounds—more than 1,700 tons—of pills.”

 

Non-toxic marijuana remains illegal

 

Federal toxic waste disposal program required to rid the community of legal drugs.

 

Cross-state hazmat evacuation operation conducted to rid communities of toxic products sold by legal drug dealers:

“The pharmaceutical drugs, including highly addictive narcotic painkillers, are taken to an Environmental Protection Agency-approved incinerator in Spokane, where law enforcement officials destroy the drugs they seize on the street.”

 

A powerful central government knows what’s best for each one of us.

How about legal anti-depression meds that may bring on thoughts of suicide (0:34)

 

Discuss on facebook

 

 

Photo- Working waterfront- Port Townsend

 

DSC_0230Teenager guilty in heroin-related death to be sentenced Thursday

 

What role do 1,200-horsepower Border Patrol Interceptor boats play in keeping heroin away from the Olympic Peninsula?

Related:

Puget Sound Heroin

Discuss on facebook here, or here.

 

 

Photo- Crescent Beach

 

DSCN5629.JPGApril 5, 2006

“CBP screens 100 percent of all maritime containers that pose a risk for terrorism at foreign ports before they are shipped to the United States.”

If a 100% screening was conducted at the foreign port- how did human cargo make it to downtown Seattle?

But wait-

March, 2014

“In Newark and Elizabeth there are port centers and heroin comes in through those ports. It’s 100 percent pure, it’s the purest in the nation, it’s very accessible and it’s very inexpensive.”

How does heroin enter the US through New Jersey ports if 100% of cargo containers are screened by CBP?

Related:

Drug War Racket

Puget Sound Heroin

Discuss on facebook here, or here.

 

DSC_0016 2Border Security Expo showcases high-tech wares

“The two day event features panel discussions, sharing intelligence, and exhibitors displaying high-tech wares aimed at securing lucrative government contracts and private sales.”

High-tech wares including drones, bulletproof vehicles, shock-proof clothing and mobile surveillance systems- no match for the people who move heroin into the US free of screening, scanning, pat downs, special IDs, inspection of personal items, etc.

DHS mindset:

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.

Heroin traffickers are frequently successful at what they do. If terrorists were just as interested in entering the US- it appears that federal departments and agencies would have no way to stop them.

Heroin for profit-

If heroin was prevented from entering the US- law enforcement paydays like this one might not be possible:

Justice Department distributes more than $3.4 million to local law enforcement

From another source:

“A news conference is planned for Wednesday where the FBI, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Marshals will distribute $3.6 million to local police departments. The money was seized after busting one of Ohio’s largest heroin distribution rings.”

More here:

Puget Sound Heroin

2014 Election Season

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South entrance- Port Townsend Ship Canal

 

DSC_0184Politics is controlled by majority rule.

The majority of voters will align with one of two major political parties.

Both major parties are OK with ongoing, undeclared wars overseas, the drug war racket, & a Dept. of Homeland Security that can’t keep heroin out of the US.

 

Wars-

Winding down because US officials have declared victory and are ready to get out of the undeclared wars business- or leaving because host governments take up the welcome mat?

US not welcome to stay in Iraq

US not welcome to stay in Afghanistan

 

Marijuana-

Take a look at the first states to approve medical marijuana. These states authorized medical use of marijuana based on voter initiatives-not action taken by elected officials. Ditto for both states that have said yes to recreational use of marijuana.

Is there anything written into a state or national party platform by either of our major political parties indicating they are interested in marijuana legalization or ending The Drug War?

It took a constitutional amendment to prohibit the sale of a glass of wine-why no constitutional amendment to authorize a federal war on drugs, drug czar, prohibition of marijuana, etc.

Related:

Both major parties on marijuana policy-

 

Heroin & The US Dept. of Homeland Security-

“…a department with more than 20 different agencies, a budget of more than $45 billion and a staff of hundreds of thousands of civilian, law enforcement and military personnel.”

Heroin use on the rise.

Heroin traffickers are frequently successful at what they do. If terrorists were just as interested in entering the US- it appears that federal departments and agencies would have no way to stop them.

DSC_0001More here: Puget Sound Heroin

 

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe-

Discuss on facebook here, or here.

 

 

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Crescent Beach/Salt Creek

 

DSC_0149Both major parties are OK with ongoing, undeclared wars overseas, the drug war racket, & a Dept. of Homeland Security that can’t keep heroin out of the US.

 

Wars-

Winding down because US officials are ready- or leaving because host governments say the US is no longer welcome to stay?

US not welcome to stay in Iraq

US not welcome to stay in Afghanistan

 

Marijuana-

Take a look at the first states to approve medical marijuana. These states authorized medical use of marijuana based on voter initiatives- not action taken by elected officials. Ditto for both states that have said yes to recreational use of marijuana.

Is there anything written into a state or national party platform by either of our major political parties indicating they are interested in marijuana legalization or ending The Drug War?

It took a constitutional amendment to prohibit the sale of a glass of wine- why no constitutional amendment to authorize a federal war on drugs, drug czar, prohibition of marijuana, etc.

Related:

Both major parties on marijuana policy-

 

Heroin & The US Dept. of Homeland Security-

“…a department with more than 20 different agencies, a budget of more than $45 billion and a staff of hundreds of thousands of civilian, law enforcement and military personnel.”

Heroin use on the rise.

DSC_0001More here: Puget Sound Heroin

 

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe-

 

Discuss on facebook here, or here.

 

 

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Working Waterfront- Bellingham

 

DSC_0103“Indeed, heroin availability rose in 2012, according to the DEA, most likely because of an uptick in Mexican production and traffickers expanding into new markets.”

Newspeople- please consider doing a report/asking questions Re: why the US Department of Homeland Security is unable to keep heroin out of the US.

“…a department with more than 20 different agencies, a budget of more than $45 billion and a staff of hundreds of thousands of civilian, law enforcement and military personnel.”

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

Heroin traffickers cross into the US free of screening, scanning, pat downs, special IDs, inspection of personal items, etc.

Heroin traffickers are frequently successful at what they do. If terrorists were just as interested in entering the US- it appears that federal departments and agencies would have no way to stop them.

DSC_0001Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe-

Heroin for profit-

If heroin was prevented from entering the US- law enforcement paydays like this one might not be possible:

Justice Department distributes more than $3.4 million to local law enforcement

From another source:

“A news conference is planned for Wednesday where the FBI, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Marshals will distribute $3.6 million to local police departments. The money was seized after busting one of Ohio’s largest heroin distribution rings.”

Related:

Puget Sound Heroin

Heroin & the Port Angeles Border Patrol

News tip/story idea

Struggling to Defend the Border Patrol

A very serious War on Terror

Proud War on Terror- unable to keep heroin out of the US

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Photo- Rosario Beach

 

DSC_0059_003Sheriffs give DEA chief a standing ovation for slamming Obama’s pro-pot comments

“her lowest point in 33 years in the DEA was when she learned they’d flown a hemp flag over the Capitol on July 4. The sheriffs were all shocked. This is the first time in 28 years I’ve ever heard anyone in her position be this candid.”

Love to see newspeople ask:

It took a constitutional amendment to prohibit the sale of a glass of wine- why no constitutional amendment to authorize a federal war on drugs, drug czar, prohibition of marijuana, etc.

 

Marijuana for profit-

“…the Bank Security Act and the Patriot Act — make it illegal for banks to take money from marijuana businesses.” 

Meanwhile-

Banks are A-OK with taking millions in heroin money:

“A news conference is planned for Wednesday where the FBI, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Marshals will distribute $3.6 million to local police departments. The money was seized after busting one of Ohio’s largest heroin distribution rings.”

Related:

Marijuana, heroin & beer

You are an adult in Washington State

Puget Sound Heroin

Heroin & the Port Angeles Border Patrol

News tip/story idea

Struggling to Defend the Border Patrol

A very serious War on Terror

Proud War on Terror- unable to keep heroin out of the US

Discuss on facebook here, or here.

 

 

Photo- No crowds today at Mystery Bay

 

DSC_0011_011Voter approved marijuana businesses prohibited from using a bank:

“In essence, we would be laundering money as the law looks at it,” said Larry Hueth, president and CEO of Port Angeles-based First Federal.

“We would be breaking the law.”

Love to see newspeople ask:

It took a constitutional amendment to prohibit the sale of a glass of wine- why no constitutional amendment to authorize a federal war on drugs, drug czar, prohibition of marijuana, etc.

 

Marijuana is controversial- beer is not.

Local event happening on the same weekend the above story came out:

Strange Brewfest 2014-

“Although Port Townsend has no shortage of hotel rooms, this event sells out the entire town every year.”

 

Marijuana for profit-

“…the Bank Security Act and the Patriot Act — make it illegal for banks to take money from marijuana businesses.” 

 

Heroin for profit-

Somehow, arrangements can be made at the bank to deal with sums as large as $3.6 million?

Is there an incentive to allow heroin traffickers to cross into the US?

If heroin was prevented from entering the US- law enforcement paydays like this one might not be possible:

Justice Department distributes more than $3.4 million to local law enforcement

From another source:

“A news conference is planned for Wednesday where the FBI, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Marshals will distribute $3.6 million to local police departments. The money was seized after busting one of Ohio’s largest heroin distribution rings.”

 

Related:

You are an adult in Washington State

Puget Sound Heroin

Heroin & the Port Angeles Border Patrol

News tip/story idea

Struggling to Defend the Border Patrol

A very serious War on Terror

Proud War on Terror- unable to keep heroin out of the US

Discuss on facebook here, or here.

 

 

Photo Starfish at Oak Bay

 

DSCN4509Ted Cruz Faults Obama for Not Imposing Marijuana Prohibition on States That Have Rejected It

Some are saying the Senator is being misunderstood.

I looked for anything written on his position Re: The Drug War or marijuana policy & could not find anything.

Is there anything written into a state or national platform from either of our major political parties indicating that they are interested in marijuana legalization or ending The Drug War?

It took a constitutional amendment to prohibit the sale of a glass of wine- why no constitutional amendment to authorize a federal war on drugs, drug czar, prohibition of marijuana, etc.

Related-

You are an adult in Washington State

Discuss on facebook here.

 

 

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Early winter morning- Point No Point, WA

 

DSC_0051Massing US Border Patrol agents at the southern edge of the Strait of Juan de Fuca fails to keep heroin away from the Olympic & Kitsap Peninsulas.

Nov, 2013 Poulsbo, WA-

Poulsbo Police beg residents to chip in for new drug-sniffing dog

Police Chief Townsend: Steps are being taken to fight heroin

“Police Chief Al Townsend says a growing heroin problem in the city is now responsible for 80% of crime…”

Poulsbo mayor introduces plan to fight heroin

Oct, 2013-

“The cartels control the flow of heroin across the border.”

Kitsap County WA-

“All of our heroin is from Mexico and it’s black tar heroin.”

July, 2013-

“The report finds that heroin in the U.S. generally comes from two different places: South America and Mexico.”

June, 2013-

DEA-

“Barnes says the heroin comes straight up I-5 from Mexico and is one of the cheapest drugs out there.”

Local history- May, 2013:

Heroin epidemic gripping Port Angeles

 

At U.S. border, expensive drones generate lots of buzz, few results

Welcome Home Troops

Thanks for your service

 

Heroin traffickers are frequently successful at what they do. If terrorists were just as interested in entering the US- it appears that federal departments and agencies would have no way to stop them.

Think terrorists are smart enough to pose as heroin traffickers- then cross into the US free of screening, scanning, pat downs, special IDs, inspection of personal items, etc.

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe-

 

Newspeople- please consider doing a report/asking questions Re: why the US Department of Homeland Security is unable to keep heroin out of the US.

“…a department with more than 20 different agencies, a budget of more than $45 billion and a staff of hundreds of thousands of civilian, law enforcement and military personnel.”

 

What role do 1,200-horsepower Border Patrol Interceptor boats play in keeping heroin away from the Olympic Peninsula?

“… their main interaction with the boating public: Boarding boats and checking for ID, getting a “vibe,” as Jeff P. called it, for what’s up.”

 

Special ID cards make it virtually impossible for those who wish to do harm or violate U.S. laws to move heroin into Poulsbo & Port Angeles.

 

Related:

News tip/story idea

A very serious War on Terror

Proud War on Terror- unable to keep heroin out of the US

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Photo- Nordland Transit Center

 

DSC_0002_005US Dept. of Homeland Security fails to keep $2 million worth of cocaine and heroin out of Baldwin County Alabama:

Multi-jurisdictional drug bust nets nearly $2 million combined of cocaine and heroin

As always- the big law enforcement success story comes with zero reporting or questions from newspeople about why the proud War on Terror is unable to keep heroin out of the US.

Welcome Home Troops

Thanks for your service

 

Newspeople- please consider doing a report/asking questions Re: why the US Department of Homeland Security is unable to keep heroin out of the US.

“…a department with more than 20 different agencies, a budget of more than $45 billion and a staff of hundreds of thousands of civilian, law enforcement and military personnel.”

 

Heroin traffickers are frequently successful at what they do. If terrorists were just as interested in entering the US- it appears that federal departments and agencies would have no way to stop them.

Think terrorists are smart enough to pose as heroin traffickers- then cross into the US free of screening, scanning, pat downs, special IDs, inspection of personal items, etc.

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe-

 

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DSC_0017You may choose to take a friend and travel to wine country.

Maybe you will stay over at a hotel or B&B.

You tour one or more wineries- you buy a bottle to take home, or maybe a dozen bottles– no doctor’s authorization required.

No controversy.

Why is marijuana any different?

 

Prohibition remains in place for adults age 18-20.

The law should not divide adults into groups of first & second class citizens.

 

You are free to do as we tell you.

Bill Hicks

 

Law enforcement resources should be used to go after individuals who are harming others- not for policing arbitrary pre-crime scenarios.

Government permissions, authorizations, permits, and applications for marijuana should be no more complicated than those required to use a glass of wine.

Related:

A Free Society?

The Black Market

 

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DSC_0002_022Halftime sports announcers telling us that overseas military operations are somehow linked to American rights and freedoms keeps the focus on asking questions in these areas.

 

It’s Official: State Proposes Gutting Medical Cannabis Law

 

Sort of like the school lunch program replacing your favorite cafe:
New rules would ban medical marijuana dispensaries in state once recreational pot stores open

 

“Legal” marijuana in Washington State

Masterminding a centrally planned economy-

CLALLAM: County, city governments quiet on recreational pot law

Panel examines future of medical pot in state

Medical-pot sellers fear being ‘thrown under bus’

Prohibition remains in place for adults age 18-20 & for those who want to grow a plant for recreational use.

 

You are an adult in Washington State.

You may choose to take a friend and travel to wine country.

Maybe you will stay over at a hotel or B&B.

You tour one or more wineries- you buy a bottle to take home, or maybe a dozen bottles– no doctor’s authorization required.

No controversy.

Why is marijuana any different?

 

Law enforcement resources should be used to go after individuals who are harming others- not for policing arbitrary pre-crime scenarios.

No doctor’s note required for a glass of wine- why is marijuana any different?

 

One of the control freak’s biggest concerns is that people who get authorization to use medical marijuana are just looking for an excuse to get high.

How about the folks who line up for happy hours at bars, taverns & restaurants all across America-

Are they making up excuses to purchase shots of tequila and pitchers of beer?

 

What if someone shows up at work after smoking marijuana?

Employers control workplace standards of conduct- same as it always has been/same as for alcohol.

 

It took a constitutional amendment to prohibit the sale of a glass of wine- why no constitutional amendment to authorize a federal war on drugs, drug czar, prohibition of marijuana, etc.

 

You are free to do as we tell you.

Bill Hicks

 

A powerful central government knows what’s best for each one of us.

How about legal anti-depression meds that may bring on thoughts of suicide (0:34)

 

Government permissions, authorizations, permits, and applications for marijuana should be no more complicated than those required to use a glass of wine.

Related:

A Free Society?

The Black Market

 

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DSC_0084“The cartels control the flow of heroin across the border.”

Kitsap County WA-

“All of our heroin is from Mexico and it’s black tar heroin.”

Poulsbo, WA-

“Police Chief Al Townsend says a growing heroin problem in the city is now responsible for 80% of crime…”

DEA-

“Barnes says the heroin comes straight up I-5 from Mexico and is one of the cheapest drugs out there.”

Welcome Home Troops

Thanks for your service

 

Newspeople- please consider doing a report/asking questions Re: why the US Department of Homeland Security is unable to keep heroin out of the US.

“…a department with more than 20 different agencies, a budget of more than $45 billion and a staff of hundreds of thousands of civilian, law enforcement and military personnel.”

 

What role do 1,200-horsepower Border Patrol Interceptor boats play in keeping heroin away from the Olympic Peninsula?

“… their main interaction with the boating public: Boarding boats and checking for ID, getting a “vibe,” as Jeff P. called it, for what’s up.”

 

Special ID cards make it virtually impossible for those who wish to do harm or violate U.S. laws to move heroin into Port Angeles.

Local history-

Massing agents at the southern edge of the Strait of Juan de Fuca fails to keep heroin out of Port Angeles:

May, 2013-

Heroin epidemic gripping Port Angeles

Five suspected heroin-overdose emergencies at Port Angeles in the past 10 days.

Seventh suspected or confirmed heroin overdose that Port Angeles this month.

Frequent nationwide updates here

At U.S. border, expensive drones generate lots of buzz, few results

Why hasn’t the Department of Homeland Security been able to keep heroin out of the US?

Think terrorists are smart enough to pose as drug traffickers- then cross into the US free of screening, scanning, pat downs, special IDs, inspection of personal items, etc.

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe-

 

Related:

A very serious War on Terror

Proud War on Terror- unable to keep heroin out of the US

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DSC_0125Am I free to go?

I do not consent to searches.

 

Why the concern?

 

Small-scale pot busts snared in Border Patrol stops

 

Guilty until proven innocent roadside searches-

Part One:

Part Two:

“While testifying under oath, Officer Michael Reichert admits to planting drugs or drug scents on cars in hotel parking lots for K9 “training” without notifying the owners. He then lets unsuspecting motorists drive away with drug scents still on their vehicles.”

 

Learn more here:

And here:

Limited Police Powers

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Law enforcement authorities in the US have limited powers away from border crossings and ports of entry.

In a free society- young people would understand this prior to graduating from high school.

It would be as well understood as memorizing a pledge to a flag.

Nothing about this knowledge is about being disrespectful or interfering with law enforcement operations.

 

Limited powers to compel anyone to answer questions- unlike TV crime shows.

Limited powers to conduct searches:

Limited powers to restrict people who are operating a camera in a public place.

 

Authoritarian airport CEO shut down by the law after he orders camera to be shut off-

No permission, application process, permits, insurance policy or ID required.

Please see 09:39

“He doesn’t have to show you his identification.”

“Just so you know- he’s not doing anything wrong.”

 

Related:

Am I being detained?

 

Learn more here:

Flex Your Rights

Checkpoint USA

Photography is Not a Crime

Carlos Miller

HONORYOUROATH

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“Police Commissioner Ray Kelly: Weekend heroin bust impossible without stop-and-frisk”

Weekend heroin bust impossible without DHS failing to keep heroin out of the US-

Heroin traffickers are frequently successful at what they do. If terrorists were just as interested in entering the US- it appears that federal departments and agencies would have no way to stop them.

Think terrorists are smart enough to pose as heroin traffickers- then cross into the US free of screening, scanning, pat downs, special IDs, inspection of personal items, etc.

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe-

 

Related:

A very serious War on Terror

Proud War on Terror- unable to keep heroin out of the US

Heroin for profit

Possibly of interest:

The Garage Sale Incident

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It takes time to mastermind a centrally planned economy-

Board seeks additional time in crafting rules for legal pot

Step Saver:

Law enforcement resources should be used to go after individuals who are harming others- not for policing arbitrary pre-crime scenarios.

Background:

Washington I-502

Update:

After extensive meetings and hearings over many months time- The Black Market has ruled that sales of untaxed product will continue to move forward- just as in years past.

Probably even more than in years past because after the election- county prosecutors decided not to wait on meeting results involving Governor Gregoire & the federal government, Drug Czar approval, twelve months to plan rules on sales and retail infrastructure, etc.

Nov 2012-

Prosecutors in large and small counties in Washington are throwing out marijuana cases involving untaxed product that were pending prior to election day:

NORTH OLYMPIC PENINSULA — Pot enforcement put on hold for small amounts — except on federal lands

Clallam County dismissing charges

Another County Prosecutor throwing out current marijuana cases:

Whidbey officials gear up for new marijuana law

Add Clark County to the list:

Some local misdemeanor marijuana cases to be dismissed

Spokane County too:

UPDATE: Spokane County Dropping Some Marijuana Cases

Washington’s largest counties weigh in:

“The people have spoken through this initiative, and as a practical matter, I don’t think you could sell a simple marijuana case to a jury after this initiative passed.”

Three more counties make the call:

Yakima prosecutors to throw out pending marijuana cases

Thurston County dismissing some marijuana cases

Kitsap County drops 60 pot cases

 

Related-

Washington State Marijuana

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Congressman Reichert on supporting legal pot: ‘I can’t do it’

Background:

Washington I-502

Congressman Reichert,

What does this tell young people about voting on election day?

How does each vote count when federal representatives do not support state election outcomes?

 

Congressman Reichert,

It took a constitutional amendment to prohibit the sale of a glass of wine- why no constitutional amendment to authorize a federal war on drugs, drug czar, prohibition of marijuana, etc.

 

Smaller government & the Constitution- right up until somebody wants to grow a marijuana plant in the back yard, shut down undeclared wars overseas or marry the lover of their choice.

 

The freedom talk is just for federal holidays and overseas military operations.

Please see this essay by Congressman Reichert:

Sharing Freedom’s Stories

 

The black market favors prohibition, high taxes & complicated regulations-

Study: Nearly 40 percent of cigs in Washington are contraband

 

Preserving a free society, free markets, free trade, private property rights, & a minimal bureaucracy where SWAT raids are used to go after adults who want to grow a marijuana plant in the back yard.

 

Law enforcement resources should be used to go after individuals who are harming others- not for policing arbitrary pre-crime scenarios.

 

Standing by for federal authorities to tell the people of Washington State what they are permitted to do with marijuana-

6 Hanford tanks are leaking nuclear waste, Inslee says

 

A powerful central government knows what’s best for each one of us.

How about legal anti-depression meds that may bring on thoughts of suicide (0:34)

 

Government permissions, authorizations, permits, and applications for marijuana should be no more complicated than those required to use a glass of wine.

 

Look for the drug war to remain in place-

The Drug War places us all at risk

Related-

The legal drug dealers sold 371 tons of pills to people who did not need them:

A huge success for the legal drug dealers

A Free Society?

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