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Recovery, rehab, treatment, & addiction are important parts of this story.

What part of the story is missing?

Has anyone ever seen the press question the US Dept. of Homeland Security/CBP on their role in keeping heroin away from the Puget Sound area?

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

Love to see newspeople schedule interviews and go ask some questions.

In the news- Heroin overdose update:

March, 2017-

Port Angeles police report 18th naloxone save

“Last year, U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer called on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to expand grants and programs that make naloxone more available in rural areas such as the North Olympic Peninsula.”

Feb, 2016-

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer calls for greater rural access to opioid overdose antidote

“…Clallam County’s opioid overdose death rate is nearly twice the state average…”

“While opioid use has no boundaries, limited public transportation, a lack of treatment facilities and long distances between health care providers can make it difficult for those who live in rural communities to access necessary drug treatment,” Kilmer wrote in his letter.”

Interesting that limited public transportation does not seem to slow down the folks who move heroin past a $41.2 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security and into local communities.

Congressman Kilmer,

Could a larger US Border Patrol force keep heroin out of Port Angeles?

More manpower, gear, enhanced facilities, a bigger budget?

 

No limited public transportation here:

What role do 1,200-horsepower Border Patrol Interceptor boats play in keeping heroin away from Port Angeles?

2011-

“… 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.”

2013-

Heroin epidemic gripping Port Angeles

2015-

Port Angeles residents fed up with heroin problem

Newspeople remain silent.

 

Has the Port Angeles Border Patrol been able to intercept any inbound heroin?

Newspeople remain silent.

 

Why did the Blaine Sector Weekly US Border Patrol blotter go extinct?

When is the last time the Port Angeles Border Patrol made an arrest of any kind?

Any arrests connected to the US/Canada border?

Any arrests connected to a Homeland Security mission?

Are fraudulent overtime claims still the norm at Port Angeles?

Border Patrol whistleblower pays price for refusing overtime pay

Newspeople remain silent.

 

If you run a government operation- these are the reporters you want to see on interview day:

 

Two total cross-border arrests.

No cross-border USBP arrest has happened here in more than 6 years:

No arrests linked to the US/Canada border since May 31st, 2010.

More here: News tip/story idea

 

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe:

State-run media update:

 

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High levels of reverence for the flag?

Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

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- A symbol of the free press & federal government credibility

 

DSC_0005 (2) In the news: Marine air power helped annihilate ISIS in former Libyan stronghold

“Between Aug. 1 and Dec. 6, the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit launched more than 370 fixed-wing sorties and more than 280 rotary-wing sorties in support of the militia fighters from the Libyan city of Misrata, officials said.”

20 US airstrikes in Yemen target al-Qaida, kill at least 4 militants

Pentagon: More than 30 airstrikes in Yemen since Thursday

Meanwhile back home:

$41.2 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security Vote of Confidence:

Heroin overdose deaths spike nationwide

The Cartels Next Door: Mexican drug lords corner meth market

“Now, law enforcement estimates that about 90 percent of the meth consumed in the United States comes across the border.”

FBI head: Mexican cartels fuel US heroin boom

Waukesha Sheriff: Most Drugs Ravaging Region Originate South of the U.S. Border

“From 2006 to 2015, the number of fatal heroin overdoses in Wisconsin increased 880%.”

“Methamphetamine is an emerging drug threat in Wisconsin, and 95% of the meth in Wisconsin comes from Mexico.”

Why heroin is Mexican drug cartels’ new product of choice

More here:

Welcome Home Troops – We’ll try harder next time

Surveillance State Macho Swagger Fails Again

Clallam County Heroin

 

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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

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_0190 Heroin crisis: A situation involving illegal product moved from outside the US into local communities. The US Dept. of Homeland Security has jurisdiction at the border, border crossings & ports of entry.

Opioid crisis: Term favored by the press & politicians to describe the abuse of product which may be stolen from Grandma’s medicine cabinet- also a very serious issue.

Accurate reporting allows people to learn how to prevent future incidents.

Anytime there is a plane crash- a thorough investigation takes place. Lessons learned are used to prevent future accidents. Was the aircraft fueled with opioids before it crashed? Was it running on heroin?

Recovery, rehab, treatment, & addiction are important parts of this story.

What part of the story is missing?

Has anyone ever seen the press question the US Dept. of Homeland Security/CBP on their role in keeping heroin away from the Puget Sound area?

With a 2016 budget of $41.2 billion– how is the US Dept. of Homeland Security doing at keeping heroin away from local communities?

No mention of heroin here:

Clallam health officer highlights needle exchange’s progress

The Forks Forum recently published a three-part series on heroin.

Newspeople asked zero questions about local Homeland Security/CBP staffing & their role in keeping heroin away from the Puget Sound area.

 

US Border Patrol, Port Angeles, WA-

A new, $11.9 million, 50 agent facility, 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.

No cross-border USBP arrest has happened here in more than 6 years.

News links: News tip/story idea

 

More here:

Welcome Home Troops – We’ll try harder next time

Border Patrol/DHS Irrelevant in Seattle Heroin Reporting?

Questioning Failed Programs – Heroin, Homeland Security & The Press

 

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Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

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

 

 

 

Photo- Salt Creek

 

 

 

DSCN5999 The post-911 surveillance state (fusion centers, war on terror crime fighting tactics, license plate scanners, Homeland Security grant money, monitoring of e-mails, text messages, and social media sites, no fly/terror watch lists, Real ID, tracking of cell phones, use of drones, etc.) appears to have played no role in preventing the crimes described below.

In the news-

Homeland Security Vote of Confidence:

Heroin overdose deaths spike nationwide

The Cartels Next Door: Mexican drug lords corner meth market

“Now, law enforcement estimates that about 90 percent of the meth consumed in the United States comes across the border.”

 

What keeps terrorists out while heroin comes in?

A $41.2 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security fails to keep cargo trucks from moving large amounts of heroin and fentanyl from Central America into the Bronx:

Cops: NYC drug ring brought heroin, fentanyl from Honduras

 

11 people pass through unmanned airport security checkpoint at JFK

 

No credible threat

In the news:

‘No known credible threats ’ ahead of Super Bowl, officials say

FBI: No threat to Houston after recent U.S. incidents

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, airport & mall shootings, child abduction, etc.

Elsewhere on the crime scene, authorities need your help to track down violent criminals:

Washington’s Most Wanted

 

Macho Swagger update:

LE agencies share information, tools & techniques.

The good guys have the upper hand and plenty of cocky confidence in these made for TV scenarios.

In the real world of crime fighting- Houston Space Center mission control-style HQs fail to keep cartels from moving product into US communities.

Newspeople remain silent.

More here:

Welcome Home Troops – We’ll try harder next time

Border Patrol/DHS Irrelevant in Seattle Heroin Reporting?

Questioning Failed Programs – Heroin, Homeland Security & The Press

 

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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

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- Port Hadlock Transit Center

 

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Questioning failed programs and wondering why newspeople remain silent.

More reporting please.

15 years past 911:

The US is in a life-and-death struggle with some folks in Yemen, while heroin trafficking cartels move product into local communities.

In the news:

Heroin overdose deaths spike nationwide

The Cartels Next Door: Mexican drug lords corner meth market

“Now, law enforcement estimates that about 90 percent of the meth consumed in the United States comes across the border.”

Washington State:

The US spends about $41.2 billion each year on the US Dept. of Homeland Security.

If the State Patrol was awarded many additional millions of dollars each year to go after drunk drivers- & the problem got worse- would newspeople ask questions?

Would any investigation take place?

Recovery, rehab, treatment, & addiction are important parts of this story.

What part of the story is missing?

Has anyone ever seen the press question the US Dept. of Homeland Security/CBP on their role in keeping heroin away from the Puget Sound area?

Americans are constantly praising & thanking The Troops for keeping us safe.

Still trying to figure out how sending US troops to Iraq & Afghanistan was meant to keep bad people from coming here to do bad things.

Tracking the issue on facebook here:

Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

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

 

Terrorists don’t seem to try very hard.

What prevents the badass terrorists we are supposed to stay scared of from blowing themselves up in a crowded airport just short of the screening checkpoint?

Ditto for hundreds of events nationwide each year at rock concerts, baseball games, basketball games, pro sports events, college events, etc.

Heroin traffickers lead the way.

We know that the people who move heroin into the US do so free of screening, scanning, pat downs, special IDs, inspection of personal items, paperwork reviews, etc.

Love to see newspeople schedule an interview with the US Dept. of Homeland Security & ask:

Are passports/enhanced/Real IDs effective in keeping heroin out of local communities?

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

What keeps terrorists out while heroin comes in?

A $41.2 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security fails to keep cargo trucks from moving large amounts of heroin and fentanyl from Central America into the Bronx:

Cops: NYC drug ring brought heroin, fentanyl from Honduras

 

Macho Swagger update:

LE agencies share information, tools & techniques.

The good guys have the upper hand and plenty of cocky confidence in these made for TV scenarios.

In the real world of crime fighting- Houston Space Center mission control-style HQs fail to keep cartels from moving product into US communities.

Newspeople remain silent.

More here:

Welcome Home Troops – We’ll try harder next time

Border Patrol/DHS Irrelevant in Seattle Heroin Reporting?

Questioning Failed Programs – Heroin, Homeland Security & The Press

 

Drug War Racket

Meth – We had to destroy the village in order to save it

Wonder what was happening at border crossing inspections during the almost 3 years these folks were under investigation. Do the good guys who made the local bust notify the good guys at the border about the weak links in their process?

Imagine that LE authorities observe a shoplifter or bank robber in action. Instead of going in to make an arrest they back off and conduct an investigation that goes on for almost 3 years. What if they applied the same tactic Re: crimes involving arson, terrorism, child abuse, DUI, etc.

 

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe:

State-run media update:

Find us on facebook:

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

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_0005 (2) In the news:

‘No known credible threats ’ ahead of Super Bowl, officials say

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, airport & mall shootings, child abduction, etc.

 

Newspeople play the role of federal public affairs personnel:

“Of the 41 law enforcement agencies providing security, 25 of them are federal.”

If special games require special security– what keeps regular games safe?

(crowd size/capacity is similar at several stadiums)

Looks like federal security experts are on top of any concerns:

‘Operation Team Player’ nets $20M in fake sports merchandise

Somehow, heroin-trafficking cartels continue to move product into the area:

DEA maps show where Mexican drug cartels hold sway in Texas

Welcome Home Troops

 

If you run a government operation- these are the reporters you want to see on interview day:

Background info:

US Border Patrol, Port Angeles, WA-

News tip/story idea

More here:

Welcome Home Troops – A Land of Make Believe Success Awaits

 

Find us on facebook:

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

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_0061 Welcome Home Troops

Thanks for your many years of service in Iraq & Afghanistan- working to keep bad people from coming here to do bad things.

Tried to have your back with strict post-911 security protocols, a $41.2 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security, federal agents at border crossings & ports of entry & passports/enhanced & Real IDs to keep us all safe.

We’ll try harder next time.

 

Heroin-trafficking cartel moves product into North Carolina:

Deputies: Largest heroin bust in Rowan Co. has ties to Mexican cartel

Wonder what was happening at border crossing inspections during the 3 years these folks were under investigation. Do the good guys who made the local bust notify the good guys at the border about the weak links in their process?

Were federal authorities at the border notified of this ongoing investigation?

Statewide investigation leads to bust of Mexican heroin ring

“A 3-year-long federal, state and local heroin trafficking investigation ended this week with the arrests of three Mecklenburg County residents.”

 

DHS federal agents unable to keep $3.3 million in heroin from rolling up into Philadelphia:

Joint Investigation Leads To Major Drug Bust In Philadelphia

 

8 pounds of heroin moves past a $41.2 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security and into Maine:

8 pounds of heroin seized in Sanford in state’s largest heroin bust in history

 

Ohio-

“Overdoses are coming in all the time and we’re constantly full on a day-to-day basis,” Harshbarger told CNN.

The accidental overdoses are from heroin and fentanyl, he said:

Coroner’s office running out of room because of overdose deaths

 

9 kilo’s of cocaine move past a $41.2 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security and into Will County:

Major Cocaine Arrest In Will County

 

A $41.2 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security fails to keep cargo trucks from moving large amounts of heroin and fentanyl from Central America into the Bronx:

Cops: NYC drug ring brought heroin, fentanyl from Honduras

 

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe:

‘No known credible threats ’ ahead of Super Bowl, officials say

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, airport & mall shootings, child abduction, etc.

State-run media update:

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.”

 

More here:

Welcome Home Troops – A Land of Make Believe Success Awaits

 

Find us on facebook:

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

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- Welcome Visitors

Rent yourself a State Parks buoy at Fort Worden

Voted best consumer value in weekend recreation.

 

DSC_0015In the news: Seattle heroin safe injection sites

Seattle TV station: Find out how Heroin Hits Home

Recovery, rehab, treatment, & addiction are important parts of this story.

What part of the story is missing?

Has anyone ever seen the press question the US Dept. of Homeland Security/CBP on their role in keeping heroin away from the Puget Sound area?

Heroin crisis: A situation involving illegal product moved from outside the US into local communities. The US Dept. of Homeland Security has jurisdiction at the border, border crossings & ports of entry.

With a budget of $41.2 billion– how is the US Dept. of Homeland Security doing at keeping heroin out of the Puget Sound area?

 

Heroin continues to move past a $41.2 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security and into Seattle.

Newspeople ask zero questions about local Homeland Security/CBP staffing & their role in keeping heroin away from the Puget Sound area:

On death’s door: The fight to save a heroin addict’s life

 

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

Heroin busts could finance police construction in Snohomish

 

Welcome Home Troops

2015-

DEA:

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

 

Clallam County, WA

Forks newspaper features a three-part series on the “heroin epidemic.”

“The students at Forks High School care a lot about their community and are frustrated and saddened by the effects of substance abuse in their neighborhoods.”

 

Clallam County, WA

US Border Patrol, Port Angeles, WA-

A new, $11.9 million, 50 agent facility, 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.

No cross-border USBP arrest has happened here in more than 6 years.

News links: News tip/story idea

 

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

 

Question for newspeople:

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

2011-

“… 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.”

2013-

Heroin epidemic gripping Port Angeles

2015-

Port Angeles residents fed up with heroin problem

 

Newspeople,

Why did the Blaine Sector Weekly US Border Patrol blotter go extinct?

Has the Port Angeles Border Patrol been able to intercept any inbound heroin?

When is the last time the Port Angeles Border Patrol made an arrest of any kind?

Any arrests connected to the US/Canada border?

Any arrests connected to a Homeland Security mission?

Are fraudulent overtime claims still the norm at Port Angeles?

Border Patrol whistleblower pays price for refusing overtime pay

 

More here: Welcome Home Troops – A Land of Make Believe Success Awaits

 

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Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

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

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

 

 

 

Photo-

South entrance- Port Townsend Ship Canal

 

dsc_0064State-run media updates:

Who needs a free & independent press when you can get state-run media updates related to any concern?

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe:

If special games require special security- what keeps regular games safe?

Crowd size/capacity is similar at several stadiums.

 

Looks like heroin-trafficking cartels are not intimidated by a federal public affairs & marketing blitz:

Port Angeles residents fed up with heroin problem

 

Heroin epidemic gripping Port Angeles

 

Why heroin is Mexican drug cartels’ new product of choice

 

DEA Says Mexico Cartels Battling to Corner US Heroin Market

 

Exclusive: Obama administration to launch new effort on heroin crisis

 

Refuge: Grandparents rescue grandkids from heroin crisis

 

Puget Sound Heroin

Instead of showing up to ask any questions- Newspeople play the role of federal public affairs personnel.

What role do coastal patrol boats play in keeping heroin out of the Puget Sound area?

News links here: Puget Sound Coastal Patrol Boats

 

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

Heroin busts could finance police construction in Snohomish

 

Welcome Home Troops

2015-

DEA:

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

 

US Border Patrol, Port Angeles, WA-

A new, $11.9 million, 50 agent facility, 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.

No cross-border USBP arrest has happened here in more than 6 years.

News links: News tip/story idea

 

Question for newspeople:

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

2011-

“… 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.”

More here:

Meth – We had to destroy the village in order to save it

Questioning Failed Programs – Heroin, Homeland Security & The Press

Whidbey Heroin Boondoggle – Zero questions from the press

 

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Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

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

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

 

 

 

Photo-

Rush Hour – Nordland

dsc_0162 No mater if big busts happen here or at the border- the press promotes the idea of success.

Local bust: 44 pounds of meth seized in South Sound bust

Wonder what was happening at border crossing inspections during the almost 3 years these folks were under investigation. Do the good guys who made the local bust notify the good guys at the border about the weak links in their process?

“Starting in February 2014, a DEA agent began investigating a drug ring that was sending large shipments of methamphetamine from Mexico via Arizona and California to Western Washington.”

Love to see newspeople ask:

If 44 pounds of meth was seized in South Sound last month- how much meth did these folks move into the Puget Sound area since February 2014?

Were federal authorities at the border notified of this ongoing investigation?

Did the meth traffickers get fast track screening at the border so as not to disrupt this ongoing investigation?

If the meth traffickers were given a pass at the border- would that have tipped them off as to the investigation- or would that have been seen as standard protocol?

This time next year- will there be any shortage of meth from Mexico? Has any city, county or state jurisdiction been able to cleanup their drug problem using these methods?

More here: Meth – We had to destroy the village in order to save it

 

At the border: Suspected drug smuggler caught with meth taped to legs, belly

This time next year- will there be any shortage of meth from Mexico? Has any city, county or state jurisdiction been able to cleanup their drug problem using these methods?

 

Well done men.

Any word on why prison staff failed to detect heroin as product moved into the facility?

Prison workers save inmate’s life after overdose in Groveland

More here: Questioning Failed Programs – Heroin, Homeland Security & The Press

 

2017 Super Bowl: “Perrye Turner, the FBI special agent in charge for the Houston division, said that at this time there are no credible threats connected to the Super Bowl.”

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, mall & airport shootings, child abduction, etc.

 

War on Terror: The press is busy with giant flag rituals at football games and telling us that The Troops are away fighting for our rights & freedoms. The reality is that the US is involved in failed wars that never end.

The Troops were nowhere to be found on 911. We haven’t won a war since.

The Department of Defense track record goes back to 1949. How many US wars have been won since then?

How does it make sense to send The Troops to distant lands- while heroin-trafficking cartels move product into the Puget Sound area?

Welcome Home Troops

2015-

DEA:

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

 

Military solution to unsecured portion of the airport update:

More Armed Officers Could Help Prevent Airport Shootings: Expert

 

War on Terror update: More U.S. troops are being wounded in Iraq and Syria, the Pentagon quietly acknowledges

 

A big part of what we do on the pages below is to point out that newspeople are not asking questions.

Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

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

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

The Pompous Veteran

 

 

 

Photo- Bluff Trail

 

dsc_0047 1961-

JFK speaks about the role of the press in a free society-

 

2012-

If you run a government operation- these are the reporters you want to see on interview day:

 

US Border Patrol, Port Angeles, WA-

A new, $11.9 million, 50 agent facility, 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.

No cross-border USBP arrest has happened here in more than 6 years.

News links: News tip/story idea

 

If the State Patrol was awarded many additional millions of dollars each year to go after drunk drivers- & the problem got worse- would newspeople ask questions?

If planes started crashing or boats stated sinking at an abnormal rate- would newspeople ask questions?

If a serial murderer was on the loose-would newspeople ask questions?

Would any investigation take place?

More here: Questioning Failed Programs – Heroin, Homeland Security & The Press

 

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Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

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

 

 

 

Photo- Ebey’s Landing

 

dsc_0020_002 In the news: 44 pounds of meth seized in South Sound bust

Wonder what was happening at border crossing inspections during the almost 3 years these folks were under investigation. Do the good guys who made the local bust notify the good guys at the border about the weak links in their process?

“Starting in February 2014, a DEA agent began investigating a drug ring that was sending large shipments of methamphetamine from Mexico via Arizona and California to Western Washington.”

Love to see newspeople ask:

If 44 pounds of meth was seized in South Sound this week- how much meth did these folks move into the Puget Sound area since February 2014?

Were federal authorities at the border notified of this ongoing investigation?

Did the meth traffickers get fast track screening at the border so as not to disrupt this ongoing investigation?

If the meth traffickers were given a pass at the border- would that have tipped them off as to the investigation- or would that have been seen as standard protocol?

 

Imagine that LE authorities observe a shoplifter or bank robber in action. Instead of going in to make an arrest they back off and conduct an investigation that goes on for almost 3 years. What if they applied the same tactic Re: crimes involving arson, terrorism, child abuse, DUI, etc.

I know, I know- It takes time to build a case against the really big drug traffickers.

This time next year- will there be any shortage of meth from Mexico? Has any city, county or state jurisdiction been able to cleanup their drug problem using these methods?

 

Heroin traffickers moved product past the US Dept. of Homeland Security and into Delaware during this “years-long” investigation:

Police: Years-Long Investigation Leads To Large Scale Heroin Bust In Delaware

 

Good news- June 25th, 2015

Year-long investigation shuts down growing heroin empire on Treasure Coast

Mission Accomplished!

Bad news- July 14th, 2015

11 heroin overdoses reported in Brevard, 1 fatal

December 13, 2016

Investigation: Heroin deaths increase on Treasure Coast

But wait- the press told us the growing heroin empire on the Treasure Coast was shut down back in June of 2015?

 

Seattle media:

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

Heroin busts could finance police construction in Snohomish

 

More here:

Questioning Failed Programs – Heroin, Homeland Security & The Press

 

Find us on facebook:

Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

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

 

 

 

Photo- Port Hadlock Transit Center

 

 

 

dsc_0022-copy The US spends about $41.2 billion each year on the US Dept. of Homeland Security.

If the State Patrol was awarded many additional millions of dollars each year to go after drunk drivers- & the problem got worse- would newspeople ask questions?

Would any investigation take place?

Recovery, rehab, treatment, & addiction are important parts of this story.

What part of the story is missing?

Has anyone ever seen the press question the US Dept. of Homeland Security/CBP on their role in keeping heroin away from the Puget Sound area?

 

Puget Sound Heroin-

The heroin problem has grown since 911.

911 was the big turning point- in the aftermath, troops were sent to Iraq and Afghanistan, the US Dept. of Homeland Security was created and the requirement for passports/enhanced & Real IDs was put in place. Standard driver’s licenses have not been accepted at the border since 2009.

All this to keep bad people from coming here to do bad things, or to attempt another 911.

Why require special IDs to go have lunch in Canada- then return home- while heroin-trafficking cartels are able to move product into the Seattle area?

 

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.”

Americans are constantly praising & thanking The Troops for keeping us safe.

Still trying to figure out how sending US troops to Iraq & Afghanistan was meant to keep bad people from coming here to do bad things.

No word on how heroin trafficking cartels continue to move product past strict post-911 security protocols & the US Dept. of Homeland Security at border crossings and ports of entry.

Heroin deaths surpass gun homicides for the first time, CDC data shows

Meth from Mexico blamed for 4 recent Missoula-area high-speed chases

Welcome Home Troops

 

Clallam County, WA

News tip/story idea

US Border Patrol, Port Angeles, WA-

A new, $11.9 million, 50 agent facility, 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.

No cross-border USBP arrest has happened here in more than 6 years.

News links here: News tip/story idea

 

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

 

Question for newspeople:

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

2011-

“… 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.”

2013-

Heroin epidemic gripping Port Angeles

2015-

Port Angeles residents fed up with heroin problem

 

Newspeople,

Why did the Blaine Sector Weekly US Border Patrol blotter go extinct?

Has the Port Angeles Border Patrol been able to intercept any inbound heroin?

When is the last time the Port Angeles Border Patrol made an arrest of any kind?

Any arrests connected to the US/Canada border?

Any arrests connected to a Homeland Security mission?

Are fraudulent overtime claims still the norm at Port Angeles?

Border Patrol whistleblower pays price for refusing overtime pay

 

More here:

Welcome Home Troops – We’ll try harder next time

Welcome Home Troops – A Land of Make Believe Success Awaits

Border Patrol/DHS Irrelevant in Seattle Heroin Reporting?

 

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

Heroin busts could finance police construction in Snohomish

 

Whidbey Heroin-

Whidbey Heroin Boondoggle – Zero questions from the press

More Puget Sound Meth & Heroin – Zero questions from the press

Puget Sound Meth-

Meth – We had to destroy the village in order to save it

 

Find us on facebook:

Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

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

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

 

 

 

Photo- Bowman Bay

 

 

dsc_0175-2 Recovery, rehab, treatment, & addiction are important parts of this story.

What part of the story is missing?

Has anyone ever seen the press question the US Dept. of Homeland Security/CBP on their role in keeping heroin away from the Puget Sound area?

Interesting that the heroin problem seems to have grown after 911, the addition of The US Dept. of Homeland Security and the requirement for passports/enhanced & Real IDs.

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

Welcome Home Troops

 

Made a comment here which has been deleted.

The comment requested that newspeople schedule an interview with the US Dept. of Homeland Security and report back on what they are doing to keep heroin away from the Puget Sound area.

My comments/questions contained no hate speech, foul language, threats of violence, insults towards others, etc.

“Many of those struggling with opioid abuse started out using prescription pain pills, then turned to heroin after being cut off from the legal high.”

Newspeople,

Please let us know what the US Dept. of Homeland Security is doing to keep heroin away from the Puget Sound area.

Background:

2014-

Island county to purchase new patrol boat to help with Puget Sound security:

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

“Funding for the boat was issued through the Homeland Security Grant Program under Operation Stonegarden.”

Has the Island County Homeland Security-funded patrol boat been able to intercept any inbound heroin?

Newspeople remain silent.

Additional news links here:

Whidbey Heroin Boondoggle – Zero questions from the press

 

JFK speaks about the role of the press in a free society-


Frequent updates here.

 

Related:

More Puget Sound Meth & Heroin – Zero questions from the press

 

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Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

 

 

 

Photo- Fog clears at Deception Pass

 

 

DSC_0015Welcome Home Troops

In the news: As Seattle eyes supervised drug-injection sites, is Vancouver a good model?

Recovery, rehab, treatment, & addiction are important parts of this story.

What part of the story is missing?

Has anyone ever seen the press question the US Dept. of Homeland Security/CBP on their role in keeping heroin away from the Puget Sound area?

 

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe-

State-run media update:

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.”

More here:

Whidbey Heroin Boondoggle – Zero questions from the press

More Puget Sound Meth & Heroin – Zero questions from the press

No K-9s at border crossings and ports of entry?

 

Find us on facebook:

High levels of reverence for the flag?

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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-

South entrance- Port Townsend Ship Canal

 

DSC_0014Welcome Home Troops

No word on how more than 100 kilos of heroin made it past strict post-911 security protocols & the US Dept. of Homeland Security at border crossings and ports of entry: $11 MILLION WORTH OF HEROIN FOUND IN TRACTOR TRAILER IN VICTORVILLE

 

20 kilos of cocaine get past the US Dept. of Homeland Security and into Pueblo-

In the news: K-9 sniffs out 10 kilos of cocaine for 2nd big bust in 6 weeks, police say

“A Colorado K-9 sniffed out more than $1 million worth of cocaine during a traffic stop last weekend, authorities said.”

“…they found 10 kilos of cocaine hidden in the vehicle.”

“Authorities said Widget was also instrumental in an Oct. 11 arrest when she located another 10 kilos of cocaine in a hidden compartment inside a vehicle during an unrelated traffic stop. ”

 

Federal officials seize 150 pounds of cocaine & 75 pounds of heroin after product moves past Federal officials at border crossings and ports of entry:

Federal officials seize 150 pounds of cocaine, 75 pounds of heroin in Aurora

 

Washington State-

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

Heroin busts could finance police construction in Snohomish

 

More here:

Whidbey Heroin Boondoggle – Zero questions from the press

More Puget Sound Meth & Heroin – Zero questions from the press

 

Newspeople are in no mood to ask questions about failed programs- that’s what we’re about.

Look for daily facebook updates here:

Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

 

 

 

 

Photo- A symbol of the free press & federal government credibility

 

dsc_0130 Tax money- which some people intend to be used to help others via public assistance programs– also goes for failed wars that never end.

Helping others by donating to churches or private charities, food banks, etc. can avoid these conflicts.

Donors are free to opt out if a charity misbehaves.

People could keep more of their own money to donate to causes of their choosing if the federal government was not taking it to pay for wasteful programs.

More here:

Whidbey Heroin Boondoggle – Zero questions from the press

More Puget Sound Meth & Heroin – Zero questions from the press

 

Find us on facebook:

High levels of reverence for the flag?

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- Mount Baker from the Bluff Trail

 

dsc_0006-2 Snohomish- No word on how “large quantities of heroin and methamphetamine from Sinaloa, Mexico” made it past federal agents massed at border crossings & ports of entry while looking for passports/enhanced & Real IDs.

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

Welcome Home Troops

Thanks for your service

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

Heroin busts could finance police construction in Snohomish

 

Tacoma-

Charge: Heroin-using mom injected small kids with ‘feel good medicine’

 

Whidbey-

Whidbey Heroin Boondoggle – Zero questions from the press

 

Recovery, rehab, treatment, & addiction are important parts of this story.

What part of the story is missing?

Has anyone ever seen the press question the US Dept. of Homeland Security/CBP on their role in keeping heroin away from the Puget Sound area?

Related:

Puget Sound Coastal Patrol Boats

US Border Patrol, Port Angeles, WA- News tip/story idea

 

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe-

State-run media update:

Discuss on facebook here:

Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

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

dsc_0026

Photos- Oak Harbor Image

News tip/story idea: Maybe the local paper could go & interview the owner of the van in the photo above, the owner of the lot where the van is parked, local business people, local law enforcement agencies, the South Whidbey Homeless Coalition, local churches & charities, civic groups, etc. Make a real news story of it.

 

DSCN8231Oct 17, 2016

Precision US Airstrike Video: US-led Airstrike on ISIS ‘Car Bomb Factory’ in Iraq

We’ve been seeing videos like this out of Iraq since 1991 Desert Storm:

The Department of Defense track record goes back to 1949. How many US wars have been won since then?

More here: Decades of undeclared/unwon wars overseas lead up to Operation Macho Swagger- Operation Macho Swagger

 

You wouldn’t be able to enjoy your freedoms if it wasn’t for decades of undeclared/unwon wars in distant lands.

 

Still unable to keep heroin-trafficking cartels out of WA State-

DEA:

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

Welcome Home Troops

 

Find us on facebook:

Too early for Halloween decorations?

High levels of reverence for the flag?

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_0005 3Dec. 2016-

Island County OK’s $85.7 million budget for 2017

Whidbey heroin:

“Many of those struggling with opioid abuse started out using prescription pain pills, then turned to heroin after being cut off from the legal high.”

Heroin must get past past a $41.2 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security before it arrives in Island County.

Recovery, rehab, treatment, & addiction are important parts of this story.

What part of the story is missing?

Has anyone ever seen the press question the US Dept. of Homeland Security/CBP on their role in keeping heroin away from the Puget Sound area?

 

2014-

Island county to purchase new patrol boat to help with Puget Sound security:

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

“Funding for the boat was issued through the Homeland Security Grant Program under Operation Stonegarden.”

If public meetings were held on Whidbey Island & people were asked to state their top law enforcement priorities- would a Homeland Security-funded patrol boat show up anywhere on the list?

If the Sheriff was interviewed & asked for his wish list- is there any possibility that it would include a Homeland Security-funded patrol boat?

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.

Recommendation-

Let the Sheriff & the people he serves set funding priorities for the Island County Sheriff’s Department.

 

Oct. 2016-

News video: Whidbey Island town fighting growing heroin problem

Drug use has Clinton in fume; Police aren’t doing enough, residents say

Langley City Council OKs Seawall Park hours

“Police Chief David Marks recommended the city council close parks in Langley at a Sept. 5 meeting after collecting 40 syringes in two weeks at Seawall Park.”

Welcome Home Troops

Has the Island County Homeland Security-funded patrol boat been able to intercept any inbound heroin?

Newspeople remain silent.

More here: More Puget Sound Meth & Heroin – Zero questions from the press

 

Related: Puget Sound Coastal Patrol Boats

Instead of showing up to ask any questions- Newspeople play the role of federal public affairs personnel.

Q13 Fox-

‘We need that power’: New Interceptor vessels designed to stop smugglers built in Puget Sound

KPUG-

Smugglers beware: new patrol boats are coming

Have these Homeland Security-funded patrol boats been able to intercept any heroin headed for Puget Sound?

Newspeople remain silent.

 

Port Angeles-

Here is a town with a large Homeland Security presence.

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

Question for newspeople:

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

2011-

“… 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.”

2013-

Heroin epidemic gripping Port Angeles

2015-

Port Angeles residents fed up with heroin problem

PA police to carry heroin overdose antidote

Clallam commissioners asked to consider heroin problem in next year’s budget

“Clallam County’s death rate from prescription opioid and heroin overdose was 29 per 100,000 in 2013, nearly twice the state’s overdose death rate of 14.8 per 100,000, health officials have said.”

Has the Port Angeles Border Patrol been able to intercept any inbound heroin?

Newspeople remain silent.

Frequent updates here.

Related:

US Border Patrol, Port Angeles, WA- News tip/story idea

 

Still trying to figure out how sending US troops to Iraq & Afghanistan was meant to keep bad people from coming here to do bad things.

DEA:

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

 

Newspeople,

Please let us know what the US Dept. of Homeland Security is doing to keep heroin away from the Puget Sound area.

Nov. 2016-

Snohomish- Any word on how “large quantities of heroin and methamphetamine from Sinaloa, Mexico” made it past federal agents massed at border crossings & ports of entry while looking for passports/enhanced & Real IDs?

Welcome Home Troops

 

Boondoggle alert-

Federal grant money to go after heroin in Frederick County, Virginia after product moves past federal agents massed at border crossings & ports of entry:

Comstock announces HIDTA designation for Frederick County, continues leadership in combating drug epidemic

Newspeople,

Please schedule an interview with the US Dept. of Homeland Security & ask:

Are passports/enhanced/Real IDs effective in keeping heroin out of local communities?

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

 

Homeland Security Vote of Confidence:

891 Heroin Overdoses, 60 Deaths: Manatee County’s Year So Far

Welcome Home Troops

Thanks for your many years of service in Iraq & Afghanistan

 

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe-

State-run media update:

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.”

Discuss on facebook here:

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

Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

 

 

 

Photo- Oak Harbor parking mayhem

 

 

DSC_0006_006 In the news: Barely half of illegal border crossers from Mexico caught

Welcome Home Troops

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.”

 

Gov. Inslee acts to fight abuse of heroin, painkillers

“Prescription opioid drug deaths have gone down, but fatalities from heroin overdoses are rising, particularly among young people.”

Newspeople,

Please let us know what the US Dept. of Homeland Security is doing to keep heroin away from the Puget Sound area.

 

Port Angeles, WA

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-

Question for newspeople:

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

2011-

“… 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.”

2013-

Heroin epidemic gripping Port Angeles

2015-

Port Angeles residents fed up with heroin problem

PA police to carry heroin overdose antidote

Clallam commissioners asked to consider heroin problem in next year’s budget

“Clallam County’s death rate from prescription opioid and heroin overdose was 29 per 100,000 in 2013, nearly twice the state’s overdose death rate of 14.8 per 100,000, health officials have said.”

Frequent updates here.

 

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe-

State-run media update:

 

Find us on facebook:

Too early for Halloween decorations?

High levels of reverence for the flag?

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-

Amphibious landing- Blaine Sector

 

DSC_0115 In the news: Everett set to ban high alcohol beer downtown

“The Washington Liquor and Cannabis Control Board will decide Wednesday if there will be a ban of high alcohol drinks downtown.”

Elsewhere in Snohomish County:

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

Seattle media: Heroin busts could finance police construction in Snohomish

In the news: Heroin overdose death rates rising faster in Snohomish than King, Pierce counties

Newspeople play the role of federal public affairs personnel Re: Coastal Interceptor Vessels:

‘We need that power’: New Interceptor vessels designed to stop smugglers built in Puget Sound

Hey newspeople- What role do coastal patrol boats play in keeping heroin out of the Puget Sound area?

Have these U.S. Customs and Border Protection boats been able to intercept any inbound heroin?

Snohomish again:

Nearly nine pounds of heroin get past Homeland Security coastal patrol boats & into Snohomish:

Police, agents haul in 9 pounds of heroin potentially worth millions

 

Seattle heroin-

Post 911 security protocols & massive DHS spending– still unable to keep heroin out of local communities:

Seattle could open housing for homeless where it’s OK to use heroin

Welcome Home Troops

Thanks for your service

 

Love to see newspeople schedule an interview with the US Dept. of Homeland Security & ask:

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

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

 

Similar items posted daily on facebook at:

High levels of reverence for the flag?

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- Hand raised to ask: Has anyone ever seen the press question the US Dept. of Homeland Security/CBP on their role in keeping heroin away from local communities?

 

DSC_0123 Port Angeles- 41 opioid overdoses, five fatalities in Clallam in six months; Jefferson begins reporting

“Seventy-three percent of the known overdoses between Jan. 1 and June 30 were caused by heroin.”

When it comes to keeping heroin out- most communities don’t have the advantage of a new, $11.9 million, 50 agent US Border Patrol facility.

Has anyone ever seen the press question the US Dept. of Homeland Security/CBP on their role in keeping heroin away from local communities?

 

‘Homeland security’ has received $791 billion since 9/11

Love to see newspeople schedule an interview with the US Dept. of Homeland Security & ask:

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

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

 

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

 

Feds Target Mexico-Based Heroin Smuggling Ring

“This five-year-plus investigation has already been responsible for removing illegal drugs from our communities and prosecuting some of the criminals involved.”

Translation: For more than 5 years- a “major” Mexican-based heroin smuggling organization operated inside the US while being monitored by the Dept. of Homeland Security.

 

Similar items posted daily on facebook at:

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- Vancouver Island from Crescent Beach

 

DSC_0014 In the news: Heroin overdose death rates rising faster in Snohomish than King, Pierce counties

 

“Last year, the Snohomish Health District said that local heroin deaths had reached epidemic levels.”

 

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

 

Has anyone ever seen the press question the US Dept. of Homeland Security/CBP on their role in keeping heroin away from local communities?

 

Similar items posted daily on facebook at:

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- A symbol of the free press & federal government credibility

 

DSC_0123 copy In the news:

Port Angeles emergency responders warn of potential for dangerously strong heroin

Frequent updates here.

 

More troops to stay in Afghanistan while heroin traffickers move product past the US Border Patrol & into Port Angeles.

 

Has anyone ever seen the press question the US Dept. of Homeland Security/CBP on their role in keeping heroin away from local communities?

Newspeople, please be in the habit of asking questions. Too often- what we see are the posting of press releases from whatever agencies are involved in local events and incidents.

Has the Port Angeles Border Patrol been able to intercept any inbound heroin?

More here: News tip/story idea

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

 

 

 

Photo- Vancouver Island from Crescent Beach

 

DSC_0002_005 Week in review-

War on Terror

US airstrike on display:

Vietnam-style body count from ABC News: 250 ISIS Militants Killed in US Airstrikes, Officials Say

The Macho Swagger Re: airstrikes is nothing new.

1991 Desert Storm:

 

Nation building update: U.S. gives Iraq a $2.7 billion credit to buy military equipment

 

Nine face discipline for errors that led to U.S. sailors’ Iranian arrest

You wouldn’t have the freedom to post your nonsense on the web if it wasn’t for decades of undeclared/unwon wars in distant lands.

NATO partner update: Istanbul Ataturk airport attack: Deaths rise to 42 as Turkey mourns

 

Heroin

The heroin epidemic was once mostly immune from politics. Not anymore.

“The rate of heroin overdose death more than quadrupled nationwide from 2002 to 2014…”

 

Has anyone ever seen the press question the US Dept. of Homeland Security/CBP on their role in keeping heroin out of the US?

Still trying to figure out how sending US troops to Iraq & Afghanistan was meant to keep bad people from coming here to do bad things.

DEA:

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

Welcome Home Troops

If special ID works to keep bad guys out- how are cartels moving heroin into the Puget Sound area in 2015?

Love to see newspeople schedule an interview with the US Dept. of Homeland Security & ask:

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

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

 

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

 

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe-

State-run media update:

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.”

 

Similar items posted daily on facebook at:

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- A symbol of the free press & federal government credibility

 

DSCN3049_003 Last evening’s United States Marine Corps Sunset Parade, held on Tuesdays at the Iwo Jima Memorial in Arlington, honored Secretary Johnson. Since 1956, Sunset Parades have paid tribute to those whose “uncommon valor was a common virtue.”

Meanwhile:

Major drug bust enabled after more than 80 pounds of heroin gets past the US Dept. of Homeland Security and into southeast DC.

Related state-run media updates here.

More here:

Welcome Home Troops

 

Similar items posted daily on facebook at:

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-

One of the locals- Port Hadlock

DSC_0014 Enough methamphetamine, cocaine & heroin get past the US Dept. of Homeland Security to enable a $1 million Pueblo bust:

Over $1 million of meth, heroin, cocaine seized in Pueblo bust

“Deputies say the trafficking operation originated in Mexico and traveled through several states.”

 

Pinpoint satellite images of N. Korea– still unable to keep heroin-trafficking cartels out of WA State:

DEA:

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

If special ID works to keep bad guys out- how are cartels moving heroin into the Puget Sound area in 2015?

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

 

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:

Puget Sound Coastal Patrol Boats

Welcome Home Troops

 

Similar items posted daily on facebook at:

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- A symbol of the free press & federal government credibility

 

DSC_0005 Discussions on news sites seem to be more about group identities and less about issues. I am not anti-government, anti-military or anti-law enforcement. My concerns are not specific to any political party, personality or group identity.

After years of reading comments posted to news articles, here’s my take-

“The Troops are keeping us safe.”

Except on 911. Except when heroin-trafficking cartels want to move product into the Seattle area:

DEA:

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

Welcome Home Troops

Thanks for your service.

NFL honors The Troops while establishing Increased security at NFL stadiums because overseas military operations are keeping us safe?

The Troops are keeping us safe- except when violent offenders are on the loose.

After spending huge amounts of cash on these programs:

The post-911 surveillance state (fusion centers, war on terror crime fighting tactics, license plate scanners, Homeland Security grant money, monitoring of e-mails, text messages, and social media sites, no fly/terror watch lists, Real ID, tracking of cell phones, use of drones, etc.) the system needs your help in locating the whereabouts of these folks:

Washington’s Most Wanted

 

Veterans, not politicians, ‘give us the right to vote,’ observers at Amherst Veterans Day ceremonies told

Why the need for a 1965 Voting Rights Act if overseas military operations somehow secured voting rights?

 

Comments questioning the US Armed Forces are often met with:

“You wouldn’t have the freedom to post your nonsense if people were not giving their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan to protect that freedom.”

Hey school teachers– where did this idea come from?

Were US troops sent to Vietnam so that Americans could be free to send letters to the editor?

Is there any case in which the US Armed Forces have been sent to distant lands on a mission to protect freedom of speech?

Is protecting freedom of speech even part of training scenarios?

 

“We would all be speaking German today if it weren’t for those amazing individuals back then.”

The free and well armed people who populate the North American continent could be forced to speak a language not of their choosing?

Please see Operation Sea Lion.

The world’s most modern & powerful military force has had their hands full for years now trying to pacify the locals in the Greater Middle East.

We’ve got such a good handle on the situation- National Guard units are doing multiple tours in distant lands– absent any military emergency, draft, or declaration of war:

 

“The Troops are fighting to protect our rights and freedoms.”

As if the US Armed Forces function as some sort of giant civil rights organization.

US foreign policy goals and objectives are mapped out at the very highest levels of government.

Ask yourself- is there someone at the table- in those high level planning sessions- who makes sure that military operations overseas include a mission to protect American rights and freedoms?

Does someone make sure the mission is to defend the constitution?

Is there anyone who verifies that the mission is to protect our physical security?

How does the executive branch of government defend the constitution via US foreign policy?

How are decades of undeclared/unwon wars protecting our freedoms? People are quick to pass the buck & blame politicians when The Troops return home without a victory. When The Troops are defending freedom house of cards collapses- politicians are to blame? Is it politicians that defend rights & freedoms?

Does all this freedom mean it would be OK to grow a marijuana plant in the back yard?

 

A few months back there was a discussion about NAS Whidbey jets training over the Olympic Peninsula.
A question came up:
Why are NAS Whidbey jets not doing their training over a military reservation in Eastern WA, California, Nevada, etc. The federal government has set aside huge amounts of land for this purpose.
Answer:
It would take too much jet fuel to move aircraft back & forth over a long distance. Discussion in comments here.

New info:
Whidbey jets recently preformed a public relations flyover at the Indy 500. Is NAS Whidbey the closest military installation capable of performing a flyover in Indiana?

Looks like jet fuel may not be an issue here. Hometown pride means not asking questions.

The US should maintain a strong & ready military to be used for defensive purposes in wars declared by congress. People should find honest ways to honor the military. Stop with the nonsense about freedom & free speech rights.

Recommendation: phase out decades of undeclared/unwon wars overseas.

 

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Photo- Oak Harbor parking mayhem

 

DSC_0002_005 A busy news week:

Seattle Times-

It’s full speed ahead for SAFE Boats in the law-and-order market

Marine Log-

SAFE Boats International makes milestone delivery

Q13 Fox-

‘We need that power’: New Interceptor vessels designed to stop smugglers built in Puget Sound

Local company builds interceptor boats for U.S. Customs

KPUG-

Smugglers beware: new patrol boats are coming

 

Instead of showing up to ask any questions- Newspeople play the role of federal public affairs personnel.

What role do coastal patrol boats play in keeping heroin out of the Puget Sound area?

 

Same busy news week-

Nearly nine pounds of heroin get past Homeland Security coastal patrol boats & into Snohomish:

Police, agents haul in 9 pounds of heroin potentially worth millions

Snohomish again:

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

 

Port Angeles heroin-

Question for newspeople:

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

2011-

“… 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.”

2013-

Heroin epidemic gripping Port Angeles

2015-

Port Angeles residents fed up with heroin problem

PA police to carry heroin overdose antidote

Clallam commissioners asked to consider heroin problem in next year’s budget

“Clallam County’s death rate from prescription opioid and heroin overdose was 29 per 100,000 in 2013, nearly twice the state’s overdose death rate of 14.8 per 100,000, health officials have said.”

Frequent updates here.

More here:

Bremerton Homeland Security Jobs Program

US Border Patrol, Port Angeles, WA- News tip/story idea

 

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Photo- A symbol of the free press & federal government credibility