Archives for category: Newspeople not asking questions

Oak Harbor Chamber:

“Have you heard!? Oak Harbor won for Best Summer Day Escape!”

Seattle Refined:

The Best Summer Day Escape is…

Oak Harbor!

“…home to beautiful views of the water, campgrounds, B&B’s, city parks, county parks, national parks, RV parks, state parks, farmers markets, fishing, scuba diving, golfing – all of the things!”

Yes, be sure to plan to enjoy the national and state parks you’ll find situated in Oak Harbor.

The Welcome to Oak Harbor sign is located miles south of Deception Pass State Park. Why not move it north to the Deception Pass Bridge so visitors will know that Oak Harbor includes a stunning state park?

National Park? Really more of a Coupeville thing.

Welcome sign placed way down by the shore of Penn Cove:

People who live here pay property tax into the Coupeville school district.

Oak Harbor is several miles in the rear view mirror by the time you arrive at this point.

 

There is no possibility that I would tell curious family members, friends, visitors, etc., that Oak Harbor is home to a state or national park.

Yes- I would recommend a visit to Deception Pass State Park and Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve. I would also recommend AnacortesLa ConnerSkagit Valley and Coupeville. I’d let them know that you’d need to get away from Oak Harbor to visit these locations.

Photo above- Looking for the Coupeville ferry

More here:

Looking for the Coupeville ferry

Proper Geographic Names

 

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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- Oak Harbor Traffic Patterns

 

In the news: From Alaska To Florida, States Respond To Opioid Crisis With Emergency Declarations

Let’s get away from the politician talk-

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 $40.6 billion- how is the US Dept. of Homeland Security doing at keeping heroin away from local communities?

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?

The basics:

Strict post 911/War on Terror security protocols, a $40.6 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security, and verification of passports/enhanced & Real IDs- are unable to keep heroin out of local communities.

Prescription drugs may become more restricted, but cartels will ship more product.

Meth is a good example here. It used to me made with ingredients people could obtain locally. Those ingredients became restricted- now cartels move meth in from Mexico:

As meth arrests dropped in Mobile County, ice moved in

“A July 2015, intelligence report released by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency showed the connection of Mexican Drug Cartels in each U.S. state. The report linked the Sinaloa Cartel, Cartel Jalisico Nueva Generacion-Los Cuinis and the Beltran-Leyva Organization with drug trafficking ties in Mobile and Baldwin Counties.”

Police: meth seizures climb in Springfield

“Police said the Mexican drug cartel is bringing in a purer form of meth which is why officers said people in Springfield are making less meth at home.”

Welcome Home Troops

 

We’d like to see more from newspeople who are up to asking questions. Get away from posting the press release handed down from whatever agency was involved in the latest big bust.

More than 52 kilograms of cocaine and 45 kilograms of heroin:

Feds Bust Giant Fentanyl, Cocaine, And Heroin Ring In 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.

Questions that go unasked:

When additional restrictions are placed on prescription drugs- what will prevent heroin-trafficking cartels from moving more product into local communities?

If drug dogs are effective at the border- how are large quantities of heroin, cocaine & meth moved into US communities?

Have these highly successful drug operations created any shortage of heroin, cocaine or meth anywhere in the US?

Why are local law enforcement agencies rewarded 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 local homeland security grant money been used effectively?

Whidbey Homeland Security Grant Money- Newspeople Remain Silent

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 or seizure related in any way to the US/Canada border?

Newspeople remain silent.

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-

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

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,

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.

 

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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- Oak Harbor Traffic Patterns

 

In the news: Kilmer says jet warfare range vital at town hall meeting

Here is what I’m not understanding:

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.

But wait:

Jet fuel available for round trip flight to Indianapolis to “wow race fans.”

Whidbey aviators wow race fans

I have no problem with the US Navy on Whidbey Island.
No problem with hearing jet noise on Whidbey Island.
Please- just don’t stroke me about budgets for jet fuel or claims that decades of undeclared/unwon wars overseas are somehow linked to American rights and freedoms.

Recommendation for budget savings: Phase out failed wars that never end.

 

Huge amounts of cash already spent on these facilities:

Naval Air Facility El Centro

Yakima Training Center, WA

National Training Center, Fort Irwin

Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, 29 Palms 

China Lake, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division 

Barry Goldwater Range Complex

“The range complex is the nation’s second largest military reservation and has been used by military pilots since September 1941.”

White Sands Missile Range

NEVADA TEST AND TRAINING RANGE

UTAH TEST & TRAINING RANGE

 

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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

 

 

In the news:

There was a gunfight, car chase and SWAT standoff. They found him in the attic

“Police said they found a large amount of drugs and two rifles inside the vehicle.”

Sorry- no time for newspeople to ask what sort of drugs were involved here.

Why does it matter?

The Drug War is based on public policy.

What methods are working? What methods are failing?

Some “drugs” are domestic, such as marijuana and maybe meth.

Some drugs, like heroin or cocaine must get 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 before they arrive in local communities.

Welcome Home Troops

More here:

Whidbey Homeland Security Grant Money- Newspeople Remain Silent

Coast Guard comes home to Heroin at Port Angeles

Operation Macho Swagger & Port Angeles Heroin

Heroin in Washington’s 6th District – Welcome Home Troops

Heroin Racket Rolls On

Puget Sound Coastal Patrol Boats

 

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

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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- Looking for the Coupeville ferry

 

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.

 

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 or seizure related in any way to the US/Canada border?

Newspeople remain silent.

 

More here:

Coast Guard comes home to Heroin at Port Angeles

Operation Macho Swagger & Port Angeles Heroin

Heroin in Washington’s 6th District – Welcome Home Troops

Heroin Racket Rolls On

Puget Sound Coastal Patrol Boats

 

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

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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

 

 

It’s always seen as a good thing when veterans take on leadership positions:

“…three tours in Iraq…”

Will there ever come a time when being involved in failed wars that never end is seen as a negative in terms of credibility?

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

 

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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

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 parking mayhem

 

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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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

 

Island County is working to clean things up.

In the news:

Stanwood Camano News-

Property rights at root of cleanup issues
Island Co. discusses ‘team approach’ to difficult cases

Whidbey News-Times-

New approaches explored for backlog of county code violations

Sorry, no time for reporters to interview property owners, neighbors, business people, volunteer groups, etc.

 

From comments:

“After reading the article in full, it seems as though the ones who have been violating said code enforcements can just blame it on mental instability , get a big hug and told it’s ok..the tax payers are here for you…hmmph.”

Last time the local paper ran a similar story- it also had a “not much we can do” sort of feel to it:

Property clutter poses problems for county regulators

More here: Can’t Do Anything About the Really Stubborn Violators

Why is the Rolling Hills community included in Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve?

What services do Rolling Hills residents receive in exchange for permit fees Re: Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve?

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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

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

 

 

 

 

Photos-

Cold Case Files of the Penn Cove Watershed and Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve

 

Q13 FOX News video:

State tightens restrictions on how marijuana shops advertise

Towns and communities have their local sign ordinances, but that’s not good enough.

Children might wander into a retail shop and pose as someone over 21- then buy product?

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

Will the Joint Chiefs of Staff send The Troops to safeguard American freedoms?

Why do people believe The Troops are defending American rights and freedoms– as if the US Armed Forces function as some sort of giant civil rights organization?

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

More here:

Jet Noise Made Them Free?

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Photo- A symbol of the free press & government credibility

 

Questioning failed programs and wondering why newspeople remain silent.

In the news:

19 charged in Mexican Mafia prison gang takedown

Same country that put a man on the Moon in 1969- unable to keep drugs out of prison.

In the case of heroin & meth from Mexico– we’re 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.

Pretty weak.

Newspeople play along by not asking questions.

Imagine yourself at a Marine unit at Camp Pendleton, or Camp LeJeune, NC. Every so often- drug dogs are run through the barracks at 0330, or vehicles moving on or off base are sniffed by drug dogs. A zero tolerance policy in place.

Love to see newspeople go and ask the people who run prisons why all this works on a Marine base- but not in their facilities.

A Navy or Marine CO would be removed if Mexican Mafia drug trafficking was taking place in their unit. Ditto for any person of any rank found to be involved in using or trafficking illegal drugs.

Any high-ranking authorities getting yanked over at the prison for failing to effectively screen for drugs entering the facility? Looks like the three-year investigation may be seen as some sort of success story.

 

Heroin Racket Rolls On-

Local law enforcement agencies may benefit when 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 the US.

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

Heroin busts could finance police construction in Snohomish

 

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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 & government credibility

 

“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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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

 

Will the Joint Chiefs of Staff send The Troops to safeguard American freedoms?

In the news:

Video of San Diego police dog biting man in handcuffs creates stir

San Diego Police Defend K-9 Mauling Handcuffed Man

More here:

People in uniform give rights?

A Land of Make Believe

Lies & Propaganda of the Post-911 Era

Jet Noise Made Them Free?

 

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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- Oak Harbor, Seaside, Lynden, or Leavenworth?

 

In the news: Overdose antidote added to county opioid outreach team

Editorial: Life-saving Narcan should be available far and wide

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?

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?

Any word on how heroin continues 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 remain silent.

Welcome Home Troops

 

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.

 

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 or seizure related in any way to the US/Canada border?

Newspeople remain silent.

 

More here:

Coast Guard comes home to Heroin at Port Angeles

Operation Macho Swagger & Port Angeles Heroin

Heroin in Washington’s 6th District – Welcome Home Troops

Heroin Racket Rolls On

 

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

Find us on facebook:

Veterans Against the Glorification of Military Service

The Pompous Veteran

High levels of reverence for the flag?

Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

Groupthink Alternative

US Department of Credibility

Oak Bay Starfish

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

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

and Sound of Freedom

Twitter: https://twitter.com/yeomalt

 

 

 

Photo- Looking towards the Bluff Trail

 

People in need should be able to get assistance.

Tax money- which some people intend to be used to help others via public assistance programs– also goes for bombing Iraq and Afghanistan. US bombing of Iraq goes back to 1991.

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 failed wars that never end. The Department of Defense track record goes back to 1949.

 

Are federal public assistance programs working?

Summer feeding programs have been set up to provide meals when school is out.

Summer Meal Program Information

Summer feeding program continues to grow in Peoria

“We’ve gone from 2,000 to 3,000 meals all summer five years ago to 65,000 meals this summer,” he said. The program ends Aug. 4.

Baltimore Co. schools serving free meals this summer:

“From now until July 28, 44 Baltimore County schools will be serving free breakfast and lunch to kids Monday through Friday.”

Coupeville School District

“The district participates in the federal free and reduced-price lunch program, which allows families that qualify to obtain either no-cost or reduced-price meals for their child(ren).”

Love to see newspeople ask: If a family qualifies for free and reduced price school breakfast and lunch- wouldn’t they also qualify for year-round public assistance to provide meals at home? Would this reduce the need for summer feeding programs?

 

USDA Federal School Lunch Program- Virgin Islands:

“…widespread waste, potential for fraud, negligence and overall a program that has not come close to being adequately administered…”

 

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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

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- Please Dispose of Properly

 

If drug dogs are effective at the border- how are large quantities of heroin, cocaine & meth moved into US communities?

A huge success for the good guys-

In the news: Drug dog sniffs out $2.1 million in cocaine at Texas border checkpoint

Border drug dogs not on duty?

Utah:

Mexican and Honduran drug cartels say No Thanks to strict post 911/War on Terror security protocols, a $40.6 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security, and verification of passports/enhanced & Real IDs- as they move 26 pounds of cocaine, 36 pounds of heroin and 12 pounds of meth into Utah.

Welcome Home Troops

Georgia:

Eight kilos of cocaine, valued at $800,000 is now out of the hands of a suspected drug trafficker. Early yesterday morning Lowndes County deputies stopped a Ford Taurus heading North on I-75 for weaving in and out of traffic.”

Arizona:

“A major bust blows the lid off cocaine trafficking in Lea County.”

“At least six agencies took part in the crackdown that netted a whopping 16 pounds of cocaine.”

Spokane County:

“Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich said investigators recovered more than 20 weapons in addition to large amounts of cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine.”

Frequent nationwide updates here and here.

 

Welcome Home Troops

“…fatal heroin overdoses in the U.S. last year broke all previous records, the U.N.’s recently released World Drug Report 2017 found.”

 

Border drug dogs not on duty?

Washington Post

The No. 1 reason why Trump’s wall won’t fix the drug problem

“Drugs that flow across the Southwest border, like heroin, are primarily transported through existing border checkpoints via cars and trucks. Those checkpoints will be there whether the wall gets built or not.”

“Mexican drug cartels “transport the bulk of their drugs over the Southwest border through ports of entry (POEs) using passenger vehicles or tractor trailers,” the DEA writes in its 2015 National Drug Threat Assessment.”

 

Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly:

“In congressional testimony in April, Kelly acknowledged that illegal drugs coming across the Mexican border “mostly come through the ports of entry” and other routes that would not directly be impacted by the construction of a blockade.”

More here:

Coast Guard comes home to Heroin at Port Angeles

Operation Macho Swagger & Port Angeles Heroin

Heroin in Washington’s 6th District – Welcome Home Troops

Lies & Propaganda of the Post-911 Era

Heroin Racket Rolls On

 

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe.

State-run media update:

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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

 

In the News: World War II veteran finally receives his high school diploma nearly 80 years later

“Henry’s dedication to his family, community and country is what Superintendent Dr. Shaun Nelms says they’re trying to teach the students as East High.”

He brings so much to our school and to our students about perseverance and pushing through and never giving up on your dreams,” said Dr. Nelms.

WWII ended in 1945.

Yes, Dr. Nelms, great lesson for the rest of your students- go ahead and blow off getting your diploma. Looks like it wasn’t really relevant to his success since he was able to earn a two year degree- no high school diploma required.

Wonder what he and other WWII veterans think about failed wars that never end?

 

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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

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

 

 

As the decades of undeclared/unwon wars stack up (The Department of Defense track record goes back to 1949.) the greater the cultural urge to glorify people who do, or did time in uniform.

 

Military town update:

Show support by attending base open house

“Which its public record requires some bravery … bravery which I was honored to exercise on behalf of the real heroes who give civilians that right — our troops!

People in uniform give rights?

 

Left the above comment here and here. Both comments have been deleted- though they contained no hate speech, insults, threats, foul language, attacks on other commenters, etc.

Wonder how many other comments were deleted?

 

Voting-

Veterans love to get in on the self-promotion:

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

It turns out The Troops were in no hurry to enable all adults to act on their right to vote.

US Military operations conducted in the 1940s, 50s & 60s didn’t get the job done.

It wasn’t until July of 1971 that 18 year old adults could take delivery on one of the freedoms we hear so much about.

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

Hey school teachers– if veterans fought for our right to vote- how come women were not allowed full voting rights at the end of WWI?

More here:

A Land of Make Believe

Lies & Propaganda of the Post-911 Era

Jet Noise Made Them Free?

 

Find us on facebook:

Veterans Against the Glorification of Military Service

The Pompous Veteran

High levels of reverence for the flag?

Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

Groupthink Alternative

US Department of Credibility

Oak Bay Starfish

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

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

and Sound of Freedom

Twitter: https://twitter.com/yeomalt

 

In the news: Lone Clallam County code enforcement officer juggles cases

“But there are some properties in the county McFall said are so bad she can’t even touch them. The most difficult cases typically include mental health issues, drug use issues or both, she said.”

Recommendations:

Stop funding ineffective agencies. Tell everyone to try to get along and to keep enforcement expectations low.

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

More here:

Failing Drug War Update – Island County

Local Money Wasted on Federal Programs?

Coast Guard comes home to Heroin at Port Angeles

Operation Macho Swagger & Port Angeles Heroin

Heroin in Washington’s 6th District – Welcome Home Troops

 

Find us on facebook:

Veterans Against the Glorification of Military Service

The Pompous Veteran

High levels of reverence for the flag?

Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

Groupthink Alternative

US Department of Credibility

Oak Bay Starfish

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

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

and Sound of Freedom

Twitter: https://twitter.com/yeomalt

 

In the news, a message from the Sheriff:

Guest editorial: Property tax revenue cap for counties needs to change

“Over the last five years, we’ve seen a significant increase countywide in substance abuse. Particularly in the age 18-24 population, chemical addiction has led to an increase in both homelessness and property crimes. Substance abuse greatly impacts how we handle 911 calls and arrests. We need systems in place so when people with addiction issues get out of jail, they can seek inpatient treatment to get well. If we don’t implement long-term changes, we’ll continue to see the same people return to jail again and again.”

 

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.

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

 

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

More here:

Local Money Wasted on Federal Programs?

Coast Guard comes home to Heroin at Port Angeles

Operation Macho Swagger & Port Angeles Heroin

Heroin in Washington’s 6th District – Welcome Home Troops

 

US Border Patrol, Port Angeles, WA-

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 7 years.

News links: News tip/story idea

 

Find us on facebook:

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

Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

 

 

 

Photo-

Keystone ferry- inbound

Coupeville/Penn Cove is on the eastern shore of Whidbey Island- no ferry link to Port Townsend exists there.

 

In the news: Coast Guard’s Active returns to PA after seizing cocaine

“The 75-member crew of the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Active returned to homeport in Port Angeles this month after seizing more than 3,500 pounds of cocaine during a two-month deployment off the coast of Central and South America.”

Have these highly successful drug operations created any shortage of heroin or cocaine anywhere in the US?

Meanwhile, back at Port Angeles-

Massing US Border Patrol agents at the southern edge of the Strait of Juan de Fuca fails to keep heroin-trafficking cartels from moving product into town:

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-

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.

More here:

Operation Macho Swagger & Port Angeles Heroin

Heroin in Washington’s 6th District – Welcome Home Troops

 

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 7 years.

News links: News tip/story idea

 

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe.

State-run media update:

Find us on facebook:

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

Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

 

 

 

Photo-

South entrance- Port Townsend Ship Canal

Is local CBP staffing and infrastructure at all relevant in keeping heroin out of the Puget Sound area?

 

In the news-

Congressman Kilmer addresses the media & a reader’s question:

Has the Port Angeles Border Patrol been at all relevant in keeping heroin out of local communities?

“Kilmer said both the Border Patrol and Coast Guard have made drug arrests.”

Peninsula Daily News,

When is the last time your newspaper reported a Port Angeles Border Patrol arrest of any kind?

Any Port Angeles Border Patrol arrests reported by any news outlets anywhere in the Puget Sound area?

 

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

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.

More here: Operation Macho Swagger & Port Angeles Heroin

 

Seattle PI-

“Citing University of Washington statistics, prosecutors note that Clallam County – the rural timber-and-fishing community where Jackson overdosed – has seen a 200 percent increase in heroin fatalities since 2004.”

 

Kitsap County:

Suspected heroin dealer crashes into Safeway during robbery

Bremerton cab driver caught smoking heroin while on the road

 

Newspeople, reporters and journalists,

Please consider doing a story/asking questions about why heroin continues 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,

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

 

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 7 years.

News links: News tip/story idea

 

Find us on facebook:

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

Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

 

 

 

Photo- Extinct ferry at Kingston

 

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

 

Find us on facebook:

Veterans Against the Glorification of Military Service

The Pompous Veteran

High levels of reverence for the flag?

Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

Groupthink Alternative

US Department of Credibility

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

 

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

The Sound of Freedom in the news- Department of Veterans Affairs says No to marijuana:

The VA refuses to endorse solution for new PTSD treatment

 

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

 

Recommendation: Phase out failed wars that never end.

Stop telling us that undeclared/unwon wars overseas are somehow linked to American rights & freedoms.

 

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.

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?

 

More here:

Loyalty Day

A Land of Make Believe

End the Military-Civilian Divide?

 

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- A symbol of the free press & federal government credibility

 

Port Angeles:

Operation Macho Swagger-

Fast boats put agents in close distance with ‘bad guys’ on the watery border

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

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.

 

Why pick on the Port Angeles Border Patrol?

Secret arrest statistics and denied FOIA requests do not enhance agency credibility.

Newspeople, reporters and journalists are free to ask basic public policy questions and post updated reports at any time.

Has anyone ever seen the press question the Port Angeles Border Patrol/CBP on their role in keeping heroin out of 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 7 years.

News links: News tip/story idea

 

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

 

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

 

Find us on facebook:

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

Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

 

 

 

Photo- Looking towards the Strait of Juan de Fuca from Salt Creek

 

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?

 

Before the US Border Patrol increased staffing to 42 agents at Port Angeles- how many people attempted to cross the Strait of Juan de Fuca to illegally enter the US?

How many people have attempted to make the trip with 42 USBP agents on staff at Port Angeles?

“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.”

 

Looking for Spanish-speaking people arriving from British Columbia?

Forest Service Ordered To Stop Using Border Patrol As Interpreters

Border Patrol to stop language translation for local law enforcement

Has the Border Patrol at Port Angeles stopped any Latin American immigrants from illegally entering the US?

Has the Border Patrol at Port Angeles stopped any heroin from entering the US?

Newspeople remain silent.

 

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.

 

Port Angeles Heroin-

“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.”

 

Is local CBP staffing and infrastructure at all relevant in keeping heroin out of the Puget Sound area?

Newspeople remain silent.

 

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe.

State-run media update:

Newspeople,

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

 

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.

Heroin Racket Rolls On

 

Find us on facebook:

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

Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

 

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

 

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

 

In the news: Border Crossings Down 70 percent, or various percentages. Several reports here.

When will we hear of reduced supplies of heroin in local communities? Surely the press would advise us as soon as they had new information to share?

 

Washington Post

The No. 1 reason why Trump’s wall won’t fix the drug problem

“Drugs that flow across the Southwest border, like heroin, are primarily transported through existing border checkpoints via cars and trucks. Those checkpoints will be there whether the wall gets built or not.”

Mexican drug cartels “transport the bulk of their drugs over the Southwest border through ports of entry (POEs) using passenger vehicles or tractor trailers,” the DEA writes in its 2015 National Drug Threat Assessment.

 

FOX News

New Mexico drug cartel bust shows law enforcement feels more empowered

Law enforcement feels more empowered after strict post 911 security protocols, a $40.6 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security & passports/enhanced & Real IDs fail to keep cartel operatives from moving product throughout the southwest.

Welcome Home Troops

 

Las Cruces Sun-News

Authorities charge 28 cartel-affiliated suspects

Wonder what was happening at border crossing inspections during the 16 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?

Law enforcement authorities roll into action after strict post 911 security protocols, a $40.6 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security & passports/enhanced & Real IDs fail to keep large quantities of heroin, methamphetamine and cocaine from Mexico out of New Mexico, Texas and three other states.

Welcome Home Troops

 

US Border Patrol, 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 town.

Sheriff describes local heroin supply situation. Newsradio KONP podcast here.

Frequent updates here.

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe.

State-run media update:

 

The Times of Northwest Indiana

Merritt aims to win heroin war in 5 years

“Among the restrictions is limiting prescriptions for opiates to no more than seven days for first-time users unless a doctor feels there’s good reason to go beyond that.”

How will heroin-trafficking cartels react to the new restrictions?

 

Drug Take Back Day 2017 – A huge success for the legal drug dealers- they sold more than 3,500 tons of drugs to people who did not need them.

 

KOMO News

January 21st 2015

Heroin busts could finance police construction in Snohomish

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

 

2014-

Federal money available to waste on 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.

 

May, 2017-

Island County:

Tons of toxic trash targeted in state budget cuts

 

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

Newspeople remain silent.

Related: Puget Sound Coastal Patrol Boats

 

Operation Macho Swagger-

US Border Patrol, Port Angeles, WA-

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

Newspeople remain silent.

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

More here: Port Angeles Heroin – Homeland Security Vote of Confidence

 

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

 

 

In the news:

Loyalty Day: Crowd gathers in Brinnon to express patriotism

“Loyalty Day was designated a holiday in 1958 by then-President Dwight D. Eisenhower. It is meant to celebrate loyalty to the United States and the heritage of American freedom.”

With all this talk of freedom- would it be OK to grow a marijuana plant in the back yard?

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?

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.

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?

More here: End the Military-Civilian Divide?

 

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

 

In the news: Border Crossings Down 70 percent, or various percentages. Several reports here.

When will we hear of reduced supplies of heroin in local communities? Surely the press would advise us as soon as they had new information to share?

Note: The press seems to be committed to not asking questions about why a $40.6 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security is unable to keep heroin out of hometown, USA.

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?

 

Morning after posting this blog:

Washington Post: The No. 1 reason why Trump’s wall won’t fix the drug problem

“Drugs that flow across the Southwest border, like heroin, are primarily transported through existing border checkpoints via cars and trucks. Those checkpoints will be there whether the wall gets built or not.”

Mexican drug cartels “transport the bulk of their drugs over the Southwest border through ports of entry (POEs) using passenger vehicles or tractor trailers,” the DEA writes in its 2015 National Drug Threat Assessment.

 

Taking a look around-

$485 million in federal grant money to assist states after federal agents manning a $40.6 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security fail to keep heroin-trafficking cartels from moving product into local communities: Indiana gets nearly $11M to combat heroin, opioid abuse

STATE OF ADDICTION: Indiana State Police fight statewide heroin epidemic

CROSSROADS OF CRISIS: Heroin overdoses on the rise in Southern Indiana
County health officer says epidemic is getting worse

Opioid and heroin overdoses reach ‘crisis level’ in Maryland

Law enforcement authorities roll into action on heroin bust after strict post 911 security protocols, a $40.6 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security & passports/enhanced & Real IDs fail to keep product out of anytown, USA. Frequent news updates here.

Welcome Home Troops

Heroin crisis- frequent news updates here.

Heroin epidemic- frequent news updates here.

Daily updates on facebook here:

Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

 

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe.

State-run media update:

More here:

Homeland Security Vote of Confidence: 190 Kilograms of Heroin Rolls Up into Chicago

Cartel Rides Meth Superhighway into Spokane

Port Angeles Heroin – Homeland Security Vote of Confidence

 

 

 

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South entrance- Port Townsend Ship Canal

Is local CBP staffing and infrastructure at all relevant in keeping heroin out of the Puget Sound area?

 

In the news:

Brady among several New England Patriots players set to skip White House visit

Any team that cannot fully participate in White House events should suffer a loss of DOD funding for giant flag rituals, halftime ceremonies honoring decades of failed wars that never end, etc.

 

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