Archives for category: Homeland Security is a scam

Millions of Californians will soon have to visit the DMV. Here’s why

Sacramento Bee,

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 border crossings and ports of entry since 2009.

 

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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

 

 

 

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

 

Homeland Security Vote of Confidence

In the news:

TSA fails most tests in latest undercover operation at US airports

TSA Failed To Detect Weapons, Bombs During Most Screening Tests

 

Strict post 911/War on Terror security protocols, a $40.6 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security, and verification of passports/enhanced & Real IDs- unable to keep Mexican mafia and drug cartel out of Southern California:

Operation targeting Mexican mafia, drug cartels nets 47 arrests, 200 pounds of drugs in Southern California

Welcome Home Troops

 

South Dakota:

Hills taking a hit with drug abuse

“The majority of meth comes out of Mexico from the drug cartels down there,” Fuller said. “Many states, South Dakota one of them, have made it very hard to find the precursors to make meth locally, so we’re not seeing the manufacturing sites up here. It’s coming from super labs in Mexico, brought in illegally across the border to source cities, like Denver, for example, and from there, it’s transported here. The majority in our area comes from Denver or L.A.”

 

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe.

State-run media update:

No Credible Threat-

Oct 31st, 2017 NYC terror event: The mayor’s press secretary tweeted there was “NO active threat.”

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, mass casualty shootings, etc.

Newspeople, reporters and journalists are free to ask basic public policy questions and post updated reports at any time. Do they ever question any of this?

More here: No Credible Threat – Good Guys See Into The Future

 

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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

 

 

 

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

 

Strict post 911/War on Terror security protocols, a $40.6 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security, and verification of passports/enhanced & Real IDs- unable to keep 575 pounds of meth & cocaine out of Gwinnett County:

Atlanta officials seize 575 pounds of meth, cocaine from Mexican drug ring

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.

Wonder what was happening at border crossing/port of entry inspections during the 7 months 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?

 

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe.

State-run media update:

 

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Too early for Halloween decorations?

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

 

 

 

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

 

What stays the same?

Failed Wars that Never End.

If The Troops were an NFL team, sports talk radio would feature comments like:

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

Veterans Day was established in 1954 after Armistice Day was tossed out. How many US wars have been won since then?

 

The Heroin Racket.

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

 

A secretive, wasteful, and ineffective US Dept. of Homeland Security.

US Border Patrol, Port Angeles, WA-

Arrest statistics are secret.

Aug 2010

A US Border Patrol spokesperson tells the press:

“Border Patrol spokeswoman Jenny Burke said Monday that the agency will not release any information on the number of arrests made by agents who work out of the Port Angeles station, the names of those arrested, what they were arrested for and the disposition of their cases”

“The number of arrests for Port Angeles’ or any other station is “law enforcement-sensitive,” Burke said.”

“The names of those arrested and other facts about them are not available for release under the 1974 Privacy Act, she said.”

Newspeople,

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

 

Wasteful:

US Border Patrol, Port Angeles, WA-

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.”

2012-

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.

2013-

Homeland Security Vote of Confidence:

Heroin among drugs driving up Peninsula home burglaries, law enforcers say

Heroin epidemic gripping Port Angeles

2015-

Port Angeles residents fed up with heroin problem

Welcome Home Troops

2017-

“Residents who filled the Port Angeles City Council chambers and lobby Tuesday night said they were fed up with the heroin epidemic in Clallam County and asked what is being done to stop opioid abuse and what they can do to help.”

Have these Port Angeles based Homeland Security patrol boats made any arrest related to the US/Canada border?

Have these boats been used to intercept any inbound heroin?

Newspeople remain silent.

 

Ineffective:

Meth and heroin continue to move past strict post 911/War on Terror security protocols, a $40.6 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security, and verification of passports/enhanced & Real IDs- then, on into local communities.

Newspeople play along by not asking questions.

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

Frequent nationwide updates here.

 

The ongoing glorification of military service.

In some cases, the US Armed Forces provide for our physical security. That’s as good as it gets.

In terms of American rights and freedoms- The Dept. of Defense has no more say than the Dept. of Agriculture.

Many veterans claim to have served to protect American rights & freedoms.

How does this work?

Do the US Armed Forces function as some sort of giant civil rights organization?

Black people were still riding at the back of the bus after the big WWII victory.

Women were not allowed full voting rights at the end of WWI.

Until July of 1971, 18 year old adults did not have full voting rights. Why didn’t US Military operations conducted in the 1940s, 50s & 60s get the job done on this?

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

Why, in 1967 was an interracial couple sentenced to a year in jail for violating Virginia’s ban on marriage between people of different races? Where were The Troops?

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?

With all this talk of American rights and freedoms can I take my 20 year old girlfriend (a responsible adult) down to the bar to order up a few beers for freedom?

Should we check with the Joint Chiefs of Staff first?

More here:

Veterans Earn Rights?

Jet Noise Made Them Free?

People in uniform give rights?

A Land of Make Believe

 

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Too early for Halloween decorations?

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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Welcome Visitors

Rent yourself a State Parks buoy at Fort Worden

Voted best consumer value in weekend recreation.

 

Never Forget-

The US Armed Forces were irrelevant in defending American rights and freedoms, our physical security, & The Constitution on 911.

Ditto for all other federal agencies and departments.

16 years later- still trying to figure out how sending US troops to Iraq and Afghanistan was meant to keep bad people from coming here to do bad things.

 

Homeland Security Vote of Confidence

Chicago and western suburbs-

Federal agents swing into action after more than 52 kilograms of cocaine and 45 kilograms of heroin move past federal agents manning a $40.6 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security- then on into Chicago and western suburbs:

Feds Bust Giant Fentanyl, Cocaine, And Heroin Ring In Chicago And Western Suburbs

Welcome Home Troops

Wisconsin-

“Ten years ago, labs were an issue but now most meth comes from Mexico and Central America, he said. Of all the meth busted in Wisconsin, 5 percent was made here, he added.”

Methamphetamine threatens region’s communities

Texas-

“The growing drug trend in the El Paso region has been the shift by Mexican cartels toward heroin and methamphetamine trafficking, Glaspy said.”

El Paso DEA leader leaving for Houston talks of new drug cartel, meth menace

Ohio-

Federal agents take 29 kilograms of cocaine & 8 kilograms of heroin off the streets of Cleveland after product moves past federal agents manning a $40.6 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security- then on into local communities.

“Q: How are illegal opioids coming into the Cleveland area?

A: The most known or common way is the Mexican cartels are bringing it up.”

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.

Happy Patriot Day

Our Epidemic: Fighting The Opioid Problem

Pennsylvania-

Local authorities swing into action after strict post 911/War on Terror security protocols, a $40.6 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security, and verification of passports/enhanced & Real IDs- fail to keep heroin out of Philly.

Welcome Home Troops

$1.5M Of Suspected Heroin Seized In Sept. 1 Philly Bust: AG

Oklahoma-

With Oklahoma’s war on meth labs, more of the drug is being brought in from Mexico

Colorado-

Federal agents dismantle meth pipeline that had operated from Mexico to Denver and Wyoming since 2007– after product moved past federal agents manning a $40.6 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security- then on into local communities since 2007:

Feds disrupt meth pipeline from Mexico to Denver and Wyoming

 

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe.

State-run media update:

More here:

Coast Guard comes home to Heroin at Port Angeles

 

No Credible Threat-

WH: No ‘credible’ threat leading up to 9/11 anniversary

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 shootings, child abduction, etc.

 

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Underbelly of Oak Harbor

Too early for Halloween decorations?

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

 

 

 

Photo- Oak Harbor Traffic Patterns

 

 

In the news:

DHS to American Citizens: Let Us Scan Your Faces, or No International Travel

Still trying to figure out how a highly advanced surveillance state & sending troops to Iraq and Afghanistan works to keep bad people from coming here to do bad things.

Federal agents swing into action after more than 52 kilograms of cocaine and 45 kilograms of heroin move past federal agents manning a $40.6 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security- then on into Chicago and western suburbs:

Feds Bust Giant Fentanyl, Cocaine, And Heroin Ring In Chicago And Western Suburbs

Welcome Home Troops

 

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

 

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Underbelly of Oak Harbor

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

 

 

 

Photo- Salt Creek

 

“Our lovely TSA feeling up the wife”

Video here.

More here:

Video of TSA Molesting Man’s Wife, Exposes What Americans Will Endure for False Sense of Safety

One alternative would be to remove the federal monopoly & allow the airlines to handle security -similar to the way Las Vegas casinos do.

This would maintain an incentive to create a safe and comfortable situation for customers.

Elsewhere on the US troops in distant lands keeping us safe scene:

Law enforcement authorities swing into action after strict post 911 security protocols, a $40.6 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security & screening for passports/enhanced & Real IDs fail to keep 87 pounds of heroin out of Michigan apartment complex.

87 pounds of heroin found in raid of Novi apartment complex

Welcome Home Troops

More here: Coast Guard comes home to Heroin at Port Angeles

 

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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

 

 

 

Photo- Local parking mayhem

 

Lie #1

The Troops are keeping us safe.

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?

 

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.

Seattle media:

Heroin bringing violent Mexican drug cartels to Western Washington

San Diego media:

Local meth-related deaths on the rise

“…most of the methamphetamine in San Diego County comes from Mexico, where the highly addictive and deadly substance is manufactured before being smuggled across the international border by Mexican drug cartels…”

Fight against meth has changed with the times

“With the shutdown of domestic production, Mexican cartels have been flooding the U.S. with cheap, pure methamphetamine, say two founding members of the task force.”

Minnesota media:

A new meth surge gathers momentum

“From Arizona, New Mexico and Oklahoma to Montana, Wisconsin and Minnesota and all across the South, inexpensive methamphetamine is flowing in from Mexico, fueling what police and epidemiologists say is an alarming increase in the number of people using the drug, and dying from it.”

 

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.”

 

Life wasn’t meant to change after the Saddam Hussein/Osama bin Laden takedowns.

NYPD Deploys Counterterrorism Teams in Response to London Attacks

US troops in distant lands keeping us safe update:

Coastal Carolina to Implement Clear Plastic Bag Policy at Ticketed Sporting Events

 

Lie #2

The Troops are defending American rights and freedoms.

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

In some cases, the US Armed Forces provide for our physical security. That’s as good as it gets.

In terms of American rights and freedoms- The Dept. of Defense has no more say than the Dept. of Agriculture.

Many veterans claim to have served to protect American rights & freedoms.

How does this work?

Black people were still riding at the back of the bus after the big WWII victory.

Women were not allowed full voting rights at the end of WWI.

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?

 

Lie #3

No Credible Threat

Homeland Security: No Credible Threat at U.S. Venues

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 shootings, child abduction, etc.

More here:

A Land of Make Believe

End the Military-Civilian Divide?

Heroin Racket Rolls On

 

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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

 

Whidbey Island:

In the news: Tons of toxic trash targeted in state budget cuts

Recommendation:

Let the community keep more of the cash that goes to the federal government to be wasted on failing programs.

2014-

Federal money available to purchase Island County Homeland Security-funded patrol boat-

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.

 

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

Has the Island County Homeland Security-funded patrol boat been involved in any arrest related to the US/Canada border?

Newspeople remain silent.

Related: Puget Sound Coastal Patrol Boats

 

Port Angeles:

Operation Macho Swagger-

Newspeople play the role of federal public affairs personnel during Operation Macho Swagger– a ride-along to let us know what is being done to keep the southern edge of the Strait of Juan de Fuca safe from B.C. incursions:

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

Have these Port Angeles based Homeland Security patrol boats made any arrest related to the US/Canada border?

Have these boats been used to intercept any inbound heroin?

Newspeople remain silent.

 

More here:

Port Angeles Heroin – Homeland Security Vote of Confidence

Heroin Racket Rolls On

 

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High levels of reverence for the flag?

Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

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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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Homeland Security grant money-

Seattle:

$5 million waterfront cameras haven’t worked one day

Welcome Home Troops

Thanks for your service

 

Whidbey Island:

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

Local crime problem unrelated to Homeland Security concerns:

Sheriff talks about Whidbey Island burglaries at meeting

Whidbey burglary victims up in arms over lack of arrests

“Tingstad said he sees the burglary increase as a direct result of budget cuts and the loss of 10 deputies since 2008. He said it’s “incredibly important” to have a detective dedicated to drug crimes, but that position was lost in the layoffs.”

The federal government has money to share- but not to curb the sorts of crimes that concern local communities:

Public safety emergency declared due to Whidbey Island crime wave

More here: DHS Grant Money comes to Whidbey Island

Related-

Federal Grant Money comes to Washington State

 

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Photo- South Indian Island

 

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The folks who can’t keep drug cartels out of the US will be keeping the Super Bowl safe:

Video: CBP provides Super Bowl security from the skies

Secretary of Homeland Security to speak about Super Bowl safety

“Jeh Johnson, the nation’s top security official has been in Arizona for most of the week, and today he will be in Phoenix to talk about Super Bowl security.”

“Johnson is expected to talk about Homeland Security’s plans to protect the players and fans that includes using members of the Air National Guard here in Southern Arizona to protect the air space during the big game.”

Love to see newspeople ask: If special games require special security– what keeps regular games safe? Crowd size/capacity is similar at several stadiums.

No similar plan in place on 911?

Super Bowl security chief: Over 40 agencies involved in Super Bowl security operations

What prevents terror strikes at hundreds of public events & locations unsupervised by more than 40 agencies?

“ABC also reported that about 100 CBP officers will be pulled from the border to help secure the game.”

Video: Feds: All stadium, Westgate deliveries to be X-rayed

 

Welcome Home Troops

Thanks for your service

Here’s what you can and cannot bring to the Super Bowl

 

Looking back at Super Bowl security-

State-run media: 1:41 “Soldiers in the lobby”

Note that DOD has its own news agency to promote operations. Who needs a free and independent press anyway?

Ask yourself- how can speedboats and helicopters prevent terrorism?

Non-terrorist makes it past all layers of Super Bowl security:

What stops terrorists from going 2 states over and driving a truck across the playground at a daycare center?

A SWAT team?

Helicopters?

Speedboats?

Super Bowl security?

Newspeople play the role of federal public affairs personnel:

If all the bank robbers in North America decided to become terrorists instead- how would the Dept. of Homeland Security stop them?

Buzz around in gunboats and helicopters?

Check ID cards?

NORAD/US Air Force radar?

Scramble fighter jets?

Inspect cargo shipments at US port cities?

Internal, suspicionless checkpoints and roadblocks?

 

Meanwhile, back in Seahawks country:

Snohomish County heroin deaths called ‘epidemic’

Heroin overdoses, deaths reach epidemic levels in Snohomish County, officials say

Property crime task force focuses on north Snohomish County crooks

“Investigators said an epidemic of heroin addiction is what’s fueling burglaries across the county.”

Heroin busts could finance police construction in Snohomish

“Most of the money comes from a string of federal heroin raids in and around Snohomish. Ultimately the suspects were unable to prove they obtained the cash legally, allowing police to go through the process to seize it, the chief said.”

More here:

Border Patrol vs. Port Angeles Heroin

DHS & Special ID Cards vs. Puget Sound Heroin

DHS vs. Drug Cartels

DHS Grant Money comes to Whidbey Island

 

Remember Sports Fans-

The best beers require the least advertising.

 

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Photo: Seahawks country

 

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If the US Dept. of Homeland Security can’t keep drug cartels out of the US- how do they plan to keep terrorists out of the US?

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

“One of Mexico’s most powerful drug cartels is now the main distributor of methamphetamine in Nebraska, federal law enforcement officials say.”

South Mississippi:

“Hundreds of kilos of ice have been found here in the past couple of years and most of it is linked to Mexican drug cartels and their super labs, said Daniel Comeaux, agent in charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Gulfport office.”

Buckley, WA:

“This was a major drug bust in an ongoing effort to stop the methamphetamine pipeline from Mexico,” said Prosecutor Mark Lindquist.

Stopping the pipeline after product moves 1300 miles north?

“Police searched a hidden compartment in an SUV and found more than 31 pounds of methamphetamine.”

Metro Atlanta:

“A Drug Enforcement Administration official told Channel 2’s Mark Winne the majority of heroin in the city comes from Mexico.”

Welcome Home Troops

Thanks for your service

 

Bremerton:

“Prescription monitoring programs and formula changes have made it harder for addicts to gain access to heroinlike highs from prescription painkillers like OxyContin. In the wake of those changes, users have turned to cheaper black tar heroin, trafficked from Mexico.”

 

23 pounds of heroin valued at more than $1 million makes it past the US Dept. of Homeland Security and into Snohomish County:

Sheriff: 23 pounds of cartel heroin seized, 8 arrested

Looks like what gets printed as news is sometimes just a press release from whatever agency conducted an operation:

Police break up heroin trafficking ring

Police: suspects ran heroin for Mexican cartel from home

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.

 

Cocaine-

29 kilograms of cocaine gets past the US Dept. of Homeland Security and into Washington State- US Border Patrol notifies Canadian authorities as product moves into B.C.

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 cocaine out of the US.

 

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe-

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.”

 

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US Department of Credibility

 

 

Photo- Port Townsend scene

 

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Thanks for your service

December 3, 2014

Lawmakers agree to $100 million reduction in commissary funding

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Young people- please consider avoiding a career in the US Armed Forces.

Why?

Ongoing, undeclared/unwon wars in distant lands while heroin traffickers cross into the US free of screening, scanning, pat downs, special IDs, inspection of personal items, etc.

Lies told about US foreign policy and where military service fits into our way of life.

Wasteful spending.

Federal support for veterans: American Legion, Citing Problems, Calls for Veterans Secretary to Resign

Constant proposals to play bait & switch with the traditional DOD military benefits that were used to entice people to stay for multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.

 

“…they risk a readiness crisis if they don’t take significant steps this year to slow growth in military compensation.”

Growth in compensation?

How about just letting people keep the same benefits they had when they did their first of multiple tours in Iraq or Afghanistan?

 

Recommendation-

Insert language into recruiting literature and enlistment documents stating that rules concerning benefits may change at any time & that no definite benefit package will be provided in exchange for 20 years of unrestricted worldwide service. No grandfather clause will apply. Have unit leaders refer to this disclaimer when promoting retention drives, giving re-enlistment speeches, etc.

Stop spending federal money on meaningless support the troops promotions, campaigns and VIP photo ops that are not connected in any way with public policy.

Here is a hand selected lady who was surprised (1:12) to get a phone call of support from The First Lady- even though cameras were rolling in her home when the phone rang:

Recommendations for saving:

Phase out decades of ongoing, undeclared/unwon wars overseas. Phase out the Drug War, allow U.S. farmers to answer the global demand for Industrial Hemp.

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Photo- A symbol of freedom & federal government credibility

 

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Traditional industry shuttered:

Green Creek Wood Products in Port Angeles set to shut down for good Saturday

Air link goes away:

Kenmore Air to drop Port Angeles passenger service mid-November

‘Heartbreaking’: Emotions fly as airline ends Peninsula service

 

US Border Patrol:

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 at Port Angeles.

More here: News tip/story idea

 

Question for newspeople:

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.”

 

Newspeople,

When is the last time these folks 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

 

Heroin at Port Angeles: Heavily fortified small town unable to keep heroin out

 

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe-

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.”

 

Related:

Struggling to Defend the Border Patrol

Discuss on facebook here:

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

Or here:

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Photo- Mystery Bay

 

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US Border Patrol, Port Angeles, WA-

Arrest statistics are secret:

Aug 2010-

A US Border Patrol spokesperson tells the press:

“Border Patrol spokeswoman Jenny Burke said Monday that the agency will not release any information on the number of arrests made by agents who work out of the Port Angeles station, the names of those arrested, what they were arrested for and the disposition of their cases”

“The number of arrests for Port Angeles’ or any other station is “law enforcement-sensitive,” Burke said.”

“The names of those arrested and other facts about them are not available for release under the 1974 Privacy Act, she said.”

Denied FOIA requests-

“The Border Patrol has refused repeated requests by the Peninsula Daily News — including those made under the Freedom of Information Act — for arrest totals for the Port Angeles station, which covers a territory that includes Clallam and Jefferson counties.”

 

Different federal agencies- different policies?

US Attorney for New Jersey Paul J. Fishman announces the arrest of 14 alleged members and suppliers of a large scale drug trafficking organization responsible for distributing heroin and cocaine:

CHARGED IN THE DRUG RING

The following people have each been charged by federal prosecutors with one count of conspiracy to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin.

• Herve Cadet, a/k/a “Gotti,” a/k/a “Bro,” 29, Neptune and Sayreville

• Eric Smith, a/k/a “EV,” a/k/a “E,”42, Manchester

• *Dwight Simon, a/k/a “Break Bread,” 30, Asbury Park

• *Noble El-Bey, a/k/a “T,” a/k/a “Terry,” 42, Asbury Park

• Evens Joseph, a/k/a “Dirty Evan,” a/k/a “De,” 36, Neptune

• *Steve Jean-Baptiste, a/k/a “Black,” 29, Asbury Park

• Harriel Jean-Baptiste, a/k/a “Harry,” 25, Asbury Park

• *Junior Parcias, a/k/a “Peso,” 28, Neptune

• Kurtis Barnes, a/k/a “Gotti,” 36, Lakewood

• Charlene Braithwaite-Lovet, a/k/a “Shay,” 40, Asbury Park

• Athena L. Gillis, a/k/a “Shorty,” 28, Asbury Park

• *Jerrel K. Collins, a/k/a “Fat Boy,” 27, Ocean Township

• Delovi R. Canales, a/k/a “Butter,” 48, Toms River

• Laurie A. Matthews, 48, Manchester

• Amal J. Blaine, a/k/a “Mal,” 27, Lakewood

• Mackinson Casimir, a/k/a “Scrappy,” 26, Ocean Township

• Reginald Walker, a/k/a “Red,” 45, Red Bank

• *Brandon R. Keyes, a/k/a “BK,” 31, Neptune

• Schneider Monestime, 32, Asbury Park

• Marvin T. Brodie, a/k/a “Marv,” 44, Manchester

* Denotes a defendant still at large

 

Related:

Heroin at Port Angeles: Heavily fortified small town unable to keep heroin out

No cross-border USBP arrest has happened here in more than 4 years: News tip/story idea

More about local heroin here, and 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- New Day at Port Hadlock

 

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Trying to make sense of mixed War on Terror messages-

You are at risk of attack, you should be thankful that first responders & the troops are keeping you safe, be constantly aware of your surroundings, etc.

 

Real ID-

So critical to the safety of America- the terrorists we are supposed to stay scared of have until Oct. 1, 2020 to make use of the weaker standard:

Homeland Security Establishes Enforcement Date for Real ID

 

Soldiers’ families and homes may be IS targets, Army threat center reports

Maybe not such a great time to speak about military ops?

 

Small town/military community in the news:

Prowlers, Growlers from NAS Whidbey likely used in ISIS air strikes

“A senior Air Force officer and a federal lawmaker both have said in the past week that electronic attack aircraft based out of Naval Air Station Whidbey Island are likely being used in Syrian and Iraqi air strikes.”

 

Related:

Non-terrorist demonstrates lack of security protocols at typical Washington State ferries terminal-

Vehicle blows by ticket booth, ignoring personnel assigned to proper staging of vehicles.

 

Discuss on facebook here:

US Department of Credibility

 

 

 

Photo: Kitty litter scoop at dive bar

 

 

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Non-terrorist demonstrates lack of security protocols at typical Washington State ferries terminal-

Vehicle blows by ticket booth, ignoring personnel assigned to proper staging of vehicles:

Video: Man dies after SUV crashes through gate at Southworth ferry dock, sinks in Sound

Video from another source:

Man dies after car drives off ferry dock

 

State ferries security previously blogged about here:

If You See Something, Say Something?

Related-

Non-terrorist penetrates security

 

Discuss on facebook here:

US Department of Credibility

 

 

 

Photo: Fog clears at Port Townsend

 

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Looks like the 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, tracking of cell phones, use of drones, etc.) will be powerless to stop terrorist activity in the US:

Welcome Home Troops

Thanks for your service

 

Army sending division HQ element to Iraq

“Brennan said the decision also signals that there will be a significant U.S. military presence in Iraq for the foreseeable future.”

 

First, second & third tries in Iraq of no value in securing the Homeland?

Video- Army warns US military personnel on ISIS threat to family members

 

Related-

Alternative media takes a look at US foreign policy- videos

Surveillance State fails again-

DHS is on it

 

Discuss on facebook here:

US Department of Credibility

 

 

 

Photo- Port Hadlock Transit Center

 

Our buyers inspect and select only the leanest cuts of meat for the grill-

Our buyers inspect and select only the leanest cuts of meat for the grill-

Drug Take Back Day-

A huge success for the legal drug dealers- last year, in Snohomish County– they sold more than 7,000 pounds of prescription drugs to people who did not need them.

Heroin-

“In the state of Washington, heroin is the number one drug threat,” DEA spokeswoman Jodie Underwood said.

The DEA is part of the US Dept. of Justice.

Love to see a reporter ask someone from the US Dept. of Homeland Security about how all this heroin gets into Washington State.

DHS-

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.

Question for newspeople:

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.”

 

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe-

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.”

 

Related-

Port Angeles, WA- Heavily fortified small town unable to keep heroin out

DHS is on it

 

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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If the bad guys were terrorists- they would have been stopped in the planning stages-

This is what we are supposed to believe about how America is protected by fusion centers.

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, tracking of cell phones, use of drones, etc.) appears to have played no role in preventing these crimes:

White House fence jumper had 800 rounds of ammunition, two hatchets and a machete in his car

 

No matter how advanced the surveillance state becomes- it doesn’t seem to be able to prevent the sorts of crimes that concern communities across America.

Non-terrorist ties up 400 law enforcement officers for 10 days:

Pennsylvania trooper killing: Who is suspect Eric Frein?

 

Grandpa wipes out family:

Six grandchildren, daughter killed in Florida murder-suicide

“…was a convicted felon and therefore wasn’t allowed to possess the gun he used, police say.”

 

Related-

Terrorists don’t seem to try very hard

 

Discuss on facebook here:

US Department of Credibility

 

 

 

Photo-

Amphibious landing- Blaine Sector

 

 

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15 kilograms of cocaine gets past the US Dept. of Homeland Security and into Whatcom County.

 

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

$250,000 in heroin gets past the US Dept. of Homeland Security and into the Seattle area-

No word on whether 24 firearms, including 13 handguns, three shotguns, three assault rifles and five hunting rifles were obtained through proper & legal channels.

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

 

DHS-

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.

 

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe-

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.”

 

Related-

Port Angeles, WA- Heavily fortified small town unable to keep heroin out

 

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

 

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FBI, DHS bulletin warns of retaliation for airstrikes against ISIS

 

Birmingham FBI weighs in on terror threat

 

Safety totes required at the stadium:

NFL TEAMS TO ENHANCE PUBLIC SAFETY AND
IMPROVE STADIUM ACCESS FOR FANS

Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12.” (Official NFL team logo clear plastic tote bags will be available through club merchandise outlets or at nflshop.com/allclear), or

One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar).

 

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.

How about city transit buses- any security screening required to walk up to a bus stop and take a seat on the bus?

Add in university campuses, hospitals, ferry boats, day care centers, etc., & it looks like terrorists have had daily opportunities to cause disruption- even though we are told that sending US Troops overseas is somehow preventing bad people from traveling to the US.

Intense security focus for the big game- what prevents terrorists from going 2 states over & blowing up a day care facility?

Heroin traffickers show the way-

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.

DHS-

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

 

Port Angeles, WA-

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

Heavily fortified small town unable to keep heroin out

Question for newspeople:

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.”

 

Related:

DHS Grant Money comes to Washington State

Whidbey Heroin

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- Port Hadlock Transit Center

 

 

DSC_0184Sign of the times:

North Olympic Peninsula health officials ask pharmacies to stock heroin overdose antidote

 

US Marines-

“We fight over there, so we don’t have to fight here”

 

Meanwhile- back home:

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

 

Oct. 13th, 2014

More Port Angeles heroin:

Woman, 21, who plunged to her death in Port Angeles was barista (corrected)

 

Oct. 1st, 2014

Two from Port Angeles charged with selling, delivery of heroin

 

Sept. 11th, 2014

Post 911 efforts to keep terrorists from visiting the homeland- still unable to keep heroin out of Clallam County:

Three accused of violating honors system at Sequim dairy

 

Sept. 8th, 2014

Heroin gets past the US Dept. of Homeland Security and into Clallam County:

Two arrested in heroin-delivery case in Blyn

 

August 4th, 2014

“We know in this county, we have a heroin epidemic,” Payne said.

 

July 15th, 2014

“A Port Angeles man was sentenced to serve 24 months probation on July 10th in another OPNET heroin case.”

 

Busy news week:

June 24th, 2014

“Roening and Reynolds were arrested on the morning of June 5 when Olympic Peninsula Narcotics Enforcement Team members executed a search warrant at a home in the 500 block of West Ninth Street in Port Angeles.”

June 25th, 2014

Heroin/car chase:

Arraignment set Friday following Port Angeles car chase

 

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

 

For a small town- Port Angeles has a large Department of Homeland Security presence:

US Coast Guard:

Air Station / Sector Field Office (SFO)
Port Angeles, WA

 

July 2011

1,200-horsepower Border Patrol Interceptor boats:

Fast boats put agents in close distance with ‘bad guys’ on the watery border [**Gallery/Video**]

 

Sept 2012

$11.9 million, 50 agent US Border Patrol facility:

Border Patrol cuts ribbon for new $11.9 million facility in Port Angeles [ *** PHOTO GALLERY *** ]

 

May 2013

Heroin epidemic gripping Port Angeles

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Heroin traffickers have no Army, Navy, Air Force or Dept. of Homeland Security. They 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.

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe-

 

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 about local heroin here, and here: Puget Sound Heroin

Related:

Secret arrest statistics are un-American

News tip/story idea

 

Discuss on facebook here:

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

Or here:

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Photo- Salt Creek

 

DSC_131Whidbey Island-

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.”

“But the sheriff’s office, after getting a $225,000 grant through the Homeland Security Grant Program, will be purchasing a new vessel.”

 

If public meetings were held on Whidbey Island & people were asked to state their top law enforcement priorities- would a Homeland Security 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 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.

 

Local crime problem unrelated to Homeland Security concerns:

Sheriff talks about Whidbey Island burglaries at meeting

Whidbey burglary victims up in arms over lack of arrests

“Tingstad said he sees the burglary increase as a direct result of budget cuts and the loss of 10 deputies since 2008. He said it’s “incredibly important” to have a detective dedicated to drug crimes, but that position was lost in the layoffs.”

The federal government has money to share- but not to curb the sorts of crimes that concern local communities:

Public safety emergency declared due to Whidbey Island crime wave

 

Down in Oregon-

Cash-strapped Josephine County entertains idea of ‘volunteer’ crime-scene investigators

Citizens take law into own hands after cash-strapped Ore. county guts sheriff’s office

 

Plenty of cash to look for terrorists-

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.”

 

Related:

Whidbey Heroin

A post 911 Puget Sound area

 

Discuss on facebook here:

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Photo- Mystery Bay scene

 

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

 

Mar 14, 2015

Oak Harbor man allegedly sold heroin to informant

 

Dec 19, 2014

“In addition, the deputies seized a large quantity of heroin, as well as LSD and psychedelic mushrooms, Wallace said. A handgun and a rifle were also confiscated.”

 

Dec 3, 2014

Oak Harbor robbery suspect doesn’t get far

“Freeman reportedly said he and his girlfriend were sick from heroin withdrawal. He said he couldn’t take it anymore and decided to rob a bank, explaining that it was something he had thought about doing before, the report states.”

 

Heroin: Relatively cheap, drug’s use is rising on Whidbey

Share the cold hard facts about heroin | Publisher’s Column

Mayor’s beat — Whidbey heroin, drug problem won’t just go away

As always- the 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

 

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.”

 

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.”

 

Poulsbo heroin-

“Heroin comes from Mexico, across the border, it generally flows through Yakima, then goes to the Seattle area and disperses out from there.”

 

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe-

Not just any one community:

Poulsbo Heroin Problem

Heroin epidemic gripping Port Angeles

Puget Sound Heroin

Related:

Port Angeles, WA. Heavily fortified small town unable to keep heroin out

Discuss on facebook here:

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

Or here:

US Department of Credibility

 

 

Photo- Foggy morning at Deception Pass

 

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Heavily fortified small town unable to keep heroin out

What is the point in having gunboats escorting ferries if terrorists are free to put their boat on a trailer and drive it onto the ferry?

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

Puget Sound Heroin

Suspicionless local ID checks?

Sensitive Dept. of Homeland Security documents released to the public at a garage sale.

Border Patrol checkpoints- away from border crossings and ports of entry:

Saying No to the federal government

 

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.

 

Discuss on facebook here.

 

 

Photo- Crescent Beach

 

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June, 2013

DEA-

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

 

Poulsbo heroin-

“Heroin comes from Mexico, across the border, it generally flows through Yakima, then goes to the Seattle area and disperses out from there.”

 

Whidbey Heroin

 

23 pounds of heroin valued at more than $1 million makes it past the US Dept. of Homeland Security and into Snohomish County:

Sheriff: 23 pounds of cartel heroin seized, 8 arrested

Looks like what gets printed as news is sometimes just a press release from whatever agency conducted an operation:

Police break up heroin trafficking ring

Police: suspects ran heroin for Mexican cartel from home

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.

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

 

Question for newspeople: What role does the US Border Patrol play in keeping heroin away from the Kitsap & Olympic Peninsulas?

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:

Heroin epidemic gripping Port Angeles

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Nov, 2013 Poulsbo, WA-

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

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.”

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 the Puget Sound area.

 

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:

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- Extinct ferry at Kingston

 

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US Marine Corps-

“We’re not out to set records for relieving commanders,” Amos said. But “… I’m deadly serious about it: You are responsible for what goes on inside your unit. Period.”

 

US Dept. of Homeland Security-

Sensitive Dept. of Homeland Security documents released to the public at a garage sale.

Leaders held accountable?

 

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:

Security breach at Coast Guard base examined

Leaders held accountable?

 

Discuss on facebook

 

 

Photo- Ocean Shores, WA

 

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US Border Patrol, Port Angeles, WA-

 

No land border with Canada.

Several commenters have taken issue with this statement. Maybe sharing no land border with Canada helps to explain why so few USBP arrests happen here.

 

Urban legend: The US Border Patrol stopped the Millennium Bomber at Port Angeles-

Ahmed Ressam was captured at the traditional port of entry at Port Angeles by Customs Inspectors wearing blue uniforms- not by Border Patrol Agents wearing green uniforms.

Pre-911 staffing & infrastructure levels got the job done. How many US Border Patrol agents were stationed at Port Angeles in 1999?

 

Two total cross-border arrests.

No cross-border USBP arrest has happened here in more than 7 years:

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

 

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.

March 2017-

“The Port Angeles Border Patrol Station was staffed with 42 agents as of 2013 with a coverage area that includes Clallam and Jefferson counties. The contingent had grown from four agents in 2006.”

“The new, $11.9 million Border Patrol station, which can hold 50 agents, was built in 2013.”

 

Port Angeles USBP station- grand opening:

“Jones asked a Peninsula Daily News reporter to interview only Border Patrol personnel selected by the agency and to confine interviews of selected personnel to topics concerning the station’s opening.”

No topics to be discussed unless pre-approved by the agency in question.

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

Arrest statistics are secret:

US Border Patrol, Port Angeles, WA-

Aug 2010-

A US Border Patrol spokesperson tells the press:

“Border Patrol spokeswoman Jenny Burke said Monday that the agency will not release any information on the number of arrests made by agents who work out of the Port Angeles station, the names of those arrested, what they were arrested for and the disposition of their cases”

“The number of arrests for Port Angeles’ or any other station is “law enforcement-sensitive,” Burke said.”

“The names of those arrested and other facts about them are not available for release under the 1974 Privacy Act, she said.”

Aug 2011-

“In March, Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Richard Sinks declined to release statistics on apprehensions or detainments made by the Port Angeles station.”

“Disclosure of the arrest statistics from the Port Angeles station would provide those interested in crossing our borders illegally with information that could aid their strategic targeting of potentially vulnerable areas along the border,” he said in an e-mail. “To maintain operational security these numbers will not be provided.”

March 2017-

“…the Border Patrol does not provide apprehension statistics and staffing levels for individual Border Patrol stations.”

 

Denied FOIA requests-

“The Border Patrol has refused repeated requests by the Peninsula Daily News — including those made under the Freedom of Information Act — for arrest totals for the Port Angeles station, which covers a territory that includes Clallam and Jefferson counties.”

 

Local USBP whistleblower investigation results in further suppression of information.

“terms are confidential.” 

More here.

A proper investigation will reveal the truth- where is the report?

Border Patrol whistleblower pays price for refusing overtime pay

 

Suspicionless checkpoints ended on the Olympic Peninsula in 2008. Suspicionless bus boardings ended in October, 2011.

If Olympic Peninsula USBP operations are being downsized, why have local USBP personnel numbers been upsized?

 

If one thing could change to make this situation better, it would be for the US Border Patrol to develop a working relationship with the press.

More here:

A working relationship with the press

 

Related-

Puget Sound Coastal Patrol Boats

The Press & the Port Angeles Border Patrol

Positive Examples in Law Enforcement

Heavily fortified small town unable to keep heroin out

Struggling to Defend the Border Patrol

Discuss on facebook here:

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

 

 

Photo- Hood Canal scene

 

– Instead of questioning public officials.

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

 

In an emergency- deputies will be away from regular duties while cooking?

MREs work well for emergencies- no need to have deputies spend 2 years trying to get a kitchen up & running.

Another video from the same local station:

 

2014 update: News tip/story idea

 

Another source:

One of our local TV stations recently informed us about Homeland Security gunboats on Puget Sound.

Video: Behind the wheel of the ferry gunboat

This hard-hitting interview was an opportunity to answer most FAQs.

Serious subject matter- covered like an elementary school field trip down to the fire station- except- students might come up with some intelligent or interesting questions at the fire station.

What questions went unasked?

1) How does the gunboat protect the ferry if a bad guy is already onboard? The Washington State Patrol uses dogs to check vehicles at some ferry terminals on some days. Walk-on passengers are not checked at any terminal- at any time.

2) “Terrorists” (If they really are out to get us) can communicate just like teenagers- they can wait in line and ride the ferry just like anyone else. What would stop terrorists from riding the ferry and alerting each other if they see a US Coast Guard escort or Washington State Patrol dogs sniffing cars prior to loading?

3) If a terrorist wanted to get their boat dangerously close to a ferry- they could just put it on a trailer and drive it on- what would prevent this?

4) What stops terror strikes on the days US Coast Guard gunboats are not providing escorts on any given route or Washington State Patrol dogs are not on duty at any given terminal?

 

Video promoting the drug war-

Another report treating viewers as if they are part of an elementary school field trip:

With drugs streaming into Washington, state turns to National Guard for help

Much more to the story:

The Drug War places us all at risk

 

In print:

Our free and independent press recently informed us on Olympic Peninsula US Border Patrol operations.

The article reads like paid advertising or something produced by US Border Patrol public relations.

Most of the photos used in the article were provided by the federal government.

 

Best case scenario- elected officials, public agencies, & a free and independent press work together to keep people informed.

 

Discuss on facebook here:

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

Or here:

US Department of Credibility

 

 

Photo- Port Hadlock Transit Center