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More here: Save the freedom talk for federal holidays and overseas military operations-


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US Department of Credibility

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

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

and Sound of Freedom





Photo- Port Hadlock


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Non-toxic Industrial Hemp remains illegal at the federal level.


Legalize free enterprise?

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Photo- Lake Crescent


DSC_0053Budget/jobs/economy concerns?

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

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

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Late summer 2013- Artist Point


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The welcome mat is out.


The federal message:

If you have ever smoked marijuana- you are not welcome here- forever:

“Saunders also said some people who answer honestly a customs officer’s question whether or not they’ve ever smoked marijuana could also be turned away from crossing the border forever, unless they apply for and receive a waiver.”

Washington State border tough on pot, despite new law

Though this is a federal issue- state governors and the senators and congresspeople we send to Washington DC are free to work to influence the federal government in this area.


At the state level:

Getting physical over Discover Pass rule costs state $45,000 at Fort Worden State Park

Hurry up and sell another $45,000 worth of Discover Passes and it’s all good.



Taking the fun out of State Parks




Mt. Constance from Highway 101 at the Dosewallips River

March, 2012



Every day now- there is talk of new fees, taxes, closing schools, shutting down parts of the government, etc.

Narrows toll rise likely to be 25 cents

Gas tax hike

North Kitsap School District to close an elementary school

Car tab, bike fees part of House transport package

Shipyard could lose seasonal workers to budget constraints

TOM PHILPOTT | Military cuts ‘catastrophic’ for civilians

DOD partial shutdown-

Panetta notifies Congress of possible furloughs


Your system ain’t working folks.

Not too long ago- it was election season & we heard much talk about clean energy, jobs, the economy, etc.

How is it possible to take elected officials seriously on this?


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

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


I know hemp will not solve all problems. I know there have been some attempts to move forward with legalization, but mostly hemp seems to be seen as scary and controversial.

How bad do things get before politicians consider allowing people to go with free enterprise?


Career politicians- elected by both major parties- speak of their jobs programs & initiatives to deal with clean energy & the economy as their system collapses. Politicians standing in the way of hemp cultivation have no credibility.


We do not live in a free & honest society folks.



Clean energy manipulation



Photo- Fort Worden, Port Townsend, WA


You are free to do as we tell you.

Bill Hicks


Surely- people must be controlled with licenses, permits, permissions, inspections, certificates, authorizations, fees, directives and mandates.

How else could we be safe?

Medical marijuana: ‘Medibles’ industry thrives, lacks safety regulations


American culture has a freedom fetish. It brags about freedom anytime federal holidays or overseas military operations are in the news, while insisting on controlling peaceful & voluntary adult behavior.


Could people rely on each other or on private organizations to monitor quality control?

Gardens help fill shelves at food banks

“Contributions come from small farms, community pea patches and backyard planting boxes.”


I am not out to do away with certifications, but business owners should be free to opt out.

This concept is already at work in the case of organic farms that go with organic protocols except for the time, expense and paperwork required for government certification.

Raw milk is another example.

ULConsumer Reports, and AAA are examples of private organizations that work to monitor safety and performance of consumer products and services.

Washington State may not be such a great leader in terms of health standards anyway. Soap is always present on Washington State ferries. In Washington State Parks, it is common to find no soap in the restrooms. People live in parks for days at a time, prepare food, host reunions and attempt to teach children proper hygene habits.


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Rush Hour- Port Townsend


Insists on dividing people up into groups– then assigning a separate value to each group.


Cheers on military forces that are not in the habit of winning decades of undeclared wars in distant lands.

Credits The Troops with defending American rights and freedoms- as if the US Armed Forces function as some sort of giant civil rights organization.


Stopped supporting a draft a long time ago.


Spends money on gunboat escorts for ferries on Puget Sound while terrorists are free to put their boat on a trailer and drive it onto the ferry.


Spends months promoting the idea of buying stuff to celebrate Christmas.


Brags about freedom- then goes with a control freak approach on individual liberty.


Lies about the stories associated with federal holidays.

Celebrates independence from a powerful central government.

Tries to make people feel guilty for not properly observing some federal holidays.


Talks about legalizing marijuana while including restrictions that leave prohibition and the drug war in place for adults age 18-20, those who want to grow a plant at home, possess more than an ounce, or possess marijuana from non-state sanctioned outlets.


Talks about placing high taxes on legal marijuana.

Dealers, traffickers and cartels are good with this idea.


Supports a Homeland Security police state that can’t keep heroin and cocaine out of the US.


Tolerates reporters who do not ask questions.


Tolerates politicians who lie about clean energy.


Supports a Drug War that places us all at risk.



Photo- Port Hadlock Transit Center



US foreign policy goals and objectives are somehow linked to American rights and freedoms.


Your vote is critical in this key election year.


Safety concerns require that arrest statistics must be kept 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.”


The Department of Homeland Security is in the business of keeping terrorists out of the US.

‘Uptick’ in heroin use seen on North Olympic Peninsula


Marijuana is more harmful than prohibition.


Gunboats are required to protect ferry boats on Puget Sound.


Your favorite politician has a plan to create jobs and clean energy.


Fusion centers can stop the sorts of violent crimes Americans have been familiar with for decades.



Photo- Lake Crescent, WA


3,000 gallons of diesel spill in Interbay train yard


Much election year talk about clean energy, jobs, the economy, etc.

Leaky rail cars and overturned trucks transporting hemp to processing facilities don’t require a toxic waste/Hazmat response.


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

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



Photo- Fort Worden, Port Townsend, WA