Archives for category: Free And Honest Society

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


When I was a kid, Jimmy Carter was elected to replace Gerald Ford.

20 years ago in WA, Gary Locke was governor. He was followed by Christine Gregoire.

Never really cared much.


Today, political parties and personalities are out to aggressively control people’s lives. Things are very much different than they were in decades past.

Some examples:

Today, there is a perception that democrats may be OK with 2020 rioting. They may hate the police, or maybe they are just OK with a political party where some do.

My view is that we need to maintain strong and ready police departments.

Unprofessional behavior is not to be tolerated.

Similar to public school teachers- date your 15 year old student and you are vaporized.

We do not eliminate/defund or downsize school teachers because a few are violators.

Maintain professional standards and zero tolerance for those who involve themselves in misconduct.


They want to get rid of cars powered by internal combustion engines.

They predict worst-case scenarios related to climate change.

They believe you should turn in your guns.

More here:

Good People – Democrats


Public Safety Deal Breaker

Washington State Patrol yields the right of way to protests on I-5.

July 5, 2020 KIRO 7

Death of I-5 protester sparks end of nighttime freeway protests

“But the Washington State Patrol looked the other way, even setting up barriers during the nearly three weeks of nighttime protests on the freeway.”

After enabling criminal conduct, WSP will no longer enable criminal conduct:

“Blocking a freeway is a crime and no longer are we going to enable that criminal conduct to continue,” said State Patrol Capt. Ron Mead, who made the decision to no longer close the interstate. “We are not going to be allowing protesters to access the freeway unimpeded, and there are consequences for criminal conduct.”

State Patrol had shut down the interstate 19 nights in a row in response to protests, said Capt. Mead, who oversees the agency’s district that includes King County. For weeks, troopers operated in response to protesters’ movements, shutting down a stretch of the interstate when it looked as if protesters would enter the roadway.”


Plastic Bag Ban

I’d be for letting business owners and their customers decide on plastic bags.

No good:

Plastic bags banned in Washington starting October 1

I always thought of a plastic bag problem as a litter problem.

Never understood the concept of:

Packing along a bag to cleanup after the dog.

Using the bag to cleanup after the dog.

Setting the bag down next to the trail & walking off.

Never Understood


Watch for the next big crisis to be a climate emergency.

Voices of science and dissent:

July 13, 2021 Cliff Mass Weather Blog

Flawed Heatwave Report Leads to False Headlines in Major Media


July 5, 2021 Cliff Mass Weather Blog

Was Global Warming The Cause of the Great Northwest Heatwave? Science Says No.


Governor Inslee,

Can you help us to understand why several Whidbey beaches remain closed all year long for recreational shellfish harvest because of sewage treatment outfall?

Sewage treatment outfall. Not stormwater.

Reporting on this topic appears to be completely off limits to the press.

View the Washington State Department of Health beach list here.



“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


Oak Harbor

Oak Harbor City Park

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

“Washington Department of Health (DOH) cautions that clams, oysters, and mussels from this beach are not fit for human consumption at any time.”

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

Source: WDFW

Daily status reports here:

Washington State Department of Health Shellfish Safety Map

Following the situation on our blog for several years now.


Not Just The Democratic Party

A society that can’t stop bragging about freedom, thanking the troops for freedoms, fighting wars for freedoms, staging military jet flyovers at sporting events for freedom, etc.

While the troops were deployed, federal law was signed prohibiting the sale of tobacco products to adults age 18-20.

Can any member of the press, or any political party help us to understand the militarized version of freedom here?

December 21st 2019 KOMO News

Legal age to buy cigarettes, vapes raised to 21 nationwide

“Signed into law by President Donald Trump Friday as part of the new $1.4 trillion spending bill, a new measure prohibits the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21.”



JFK – Voices of dissent and misinformation

Growing Up In The Cold War Era

Maybe Get Away From The Bragging About Freedom?

One Size Fits All

WA COVID – Mixed Messages

Blaming Misinformation






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