Archives for category: Post 911 security efforts- unable to keep illegal drugs out

Oct 30, 2020 KOMO News

Oregon could become 1st US state to decriminalize hard drugs

“In what would be a first in the U.S., possession of small amounts of heroin, cocaine, LSD and other hard drugs could be decriminalized in Oregon under a ballot measure that voters are deciding on in Tuesday’s election.”

 

Oct 29, 2020 KOMO News

Seattle City Council hears proposal to expand drug injection sites

 

What We Have Now

A $51.6 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security that fails to keep cartel product from showing up all over the US.

Billions of dollars spent every 12 months to keep bad people from coming here to do bad things.

Newspeople ask zero questions in this area.

 

The Drug Enforcement Administration

Another couple billion dollars spent every 12 months on an a federal agency that takes credit for big drug busts after cartels move product past federal agents staffing border crossings, ports of entry and the area between ports of entry.

Would the DEA be out of work if General Milley was going to act on his bold pledge to clobber the cartels?

Newspeople remain silent.

April 1, 2020 C-SPAN

Cartels respond to General Milley’s big DOD crackdown, DEA social media posts, and future postage stamp release by moving more product into the US.

Federal agents swing into action after 2,224 pounds of meth tied to the Sinaloa cartel moves past federal agents manning a $51.6 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security-then on into Riverside County.

Riverside County does not share a border with Mexico.

Oct 14, 2020 KTLA 5

2,224 pounds of meth tied to Sinaloa cartel seized in Riverside County, the largest haul in DEA history

 

Drug Enforcement Administration:

National Take Back Day Results

Results: October 2019 18th National Take Back

Total Weight Collected: 882,919 lbs. (441.5 Tons)

 

Drug Take Back Day

A huge success for the legal drug dealers-they sold 882,919 lbs.of prescription medications to people who did not need them.

 

DEA Keeps Halloween Scary with exclamation point at the end of each sentence:

Halloween Drug Laced Candy Alert! Make sure you check your children’s candy for drug laced items!

 

State-Run Media/CBP Social Media Posts

CBP tells us:

Nothing gets past @CBP’s K9 units!

Nothing gets past @CBP’s K9 units?

Surely, a free and independent press will step up and ask for clarification on this wild CBP claim.

Hey newspeople, how did 2,224 pounds of meth tied to the Sinaloa cartel enter Riverside County, if nothing gets past @CBP’s K9 units?

Why is there a deadly fentanyl problem in Eastern Washington if nothing gets past CBP social media posts?

Have opioid lawsuits played any role in keeping deadly fentanyl from arriving in Eastern Washington?

Newspeople post whatever press release is handed off.

A 5th grade book report would require more in the way of asking questions.

 

Back to camping on the sidewalk

Shutting down the scam played by the above agencies, with the help of the press seems like a good idea.

What is the plan to keep this situation from getting worse?

Related:

Journalism Needs Our Support Now, More Than Ever

The Press Is Weak – Newspaper Revenue Down Compared To 20 Years Ago

Miss America & The DEA vs. Drug Cartels

4 Stories The Puget Sound Press Will Not Question Or Report On

Growing Up In The Cold War Era

Dystopian Leanings

 

 

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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.

 

The Dept. of Defense was nowhere to be found on 911.

We haven’t won a war since.

 

Considering the aftermath of 911

Since 911, have people been at risk out at the airport because there has not been any requirement for REAL ID in order to fly within the United States?

Mar 23, 2020 USA Today

Travelers get a break: REAL ID deadline extended to Oct. 1, 2021, due to coronavirus

 

Nov 14, 2019 Stars and Stripes

Post-9/11 Wars Have Cost American Taxpayers $6.4 trillion, Study Finds

 

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

 

Did American culture begin to overemphasize and glorify military service after 911?

Local press:

Hometown pride running high. High enough to stop asking questions?

“For the past couple of years, the Whidbey News-Times paid the insurance for the Veterans Day Parade, about $200, because it was a small way of saying thank you to the men and women who sacrificed so that we may have our liberties, including our Freedom of Speech.”

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?

The US Armed Forces – A Giant Civil Rights Organization?

 

September 27, 2019 Whidbey News-Times

Sound Off: Freedom doesn’t come free, and it’s sometimes noisy

“…the men and women of the armed forces guarantee our freedom…”

 

1967

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

Was it the Viet Cong that set up laws in 16 US states to prohibit interracial marriage?

Jet Noise Made Them Free?

 

May 28, 2020 WMAR

Salisbury Mayor deploying to Africa with Maryland National Guard

I am honored to do my part to ensure that the citizens of this community and all Americans remain safe and free.”

Several news sources published this quote. View them here.

The idea that sending hometown troops to Africa would be linked in any way with keeping the people of Salisbury Maryland safe and free calls for more discussion.

Mayor Day,

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

Can you help us to understand the militarized version of freedom here?

December 21st 2019 KOMO News

Legal age to buy cigarettes, vapes raised to 21 nationwide

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

 

Glorification of military service / total nonsense:

WA Secretary of State

Our right to vote has always been protected by the brave men and women who serve in our Armed Forces.”

If a right to vote has always been protected by the brave men and women who serve in our Armed Forces, how come women were not allowed full voting rights at the end of WWI?

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

If a right to vote is protected by the US Armed Forces, what becomes of that right when the US leaves Syria, Lebanon, Somalia, Vietnam, Afghanistan, etc., without a victory?

Men Died For the Right to Vote?

Right To Vote Linked To Military Operations/US Troops in Distant Lands?

 

The US should maintain strong and ready military forces.

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.

 

Legal marijuana, concealed carry of handguns, semi automatic rifle sales, federal minimum drinking age, sports betting, voting rights, bump stock baninterracial marriage, gay marriage, tobacco sales, open container laws, etc.

None of these are linked in any way with The Joint Chiefs of Staff, The Troops, The Dept. of Defense or the outcome of military operations overseas.

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.

If there is an honest reason to send people away into decades of undeclared/unwon wars overseas let’s hear all about it.

Just Be Honest.

Stop with the glorification of undeclared/unwon wars in distant lands.

Maybe Get Away From The Bragging About Freedom?

Growing Up In The Cold War Era

 

How Do The Troops Defend The Constitution?

Not asking about the oath of enlistment. Asking about what happens after the oath has been taken.

 

Puget Sound After 911

Does a routine ferry ride require a gunboat escort?

Is it seen as controversial for people to legally obtain weapons?

 

Washington State ferry passengers are advised via PA system not to leave backpacks or packages unattended during ferry crossings.

Meanwhile-on the car deck-cars, trucks, vans, commercial vehicles, etc. are left unattended during ferry crossings.

I have made dozens of round trip ferry crossings over the past 20 years. In many cases, there has been no security screening at either terminal.

 

On occasion, the press will do a story about a ferry security drill.

If the Oklahoma City bomber rolls onto the ferry-how does the SWAT team help out an hour later?

Don’t look for newspeople to ask any questions on this.

Related:

Mixed Messages On Transportation Security/Firing Gun From the Ferry Update

Washington State Ferry Ride

Washington State Ferries Security

 

Cartels Move Product Into the US

People need to carry a special ID to go have lunch in Canada, then return home. Have these ID requirements helped to keep cartel product from entering the US?

Don’t look for the press to go and interview the US Dept. of Homeland Security and ask any questions on this.

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

 

I was thinking that 911 should have been a drug trafficker’s worst nightmare. The US Dept. of Homeland Security- a whole new federal department-was created to stop terrorists and prevent another 911.

What happened?

 

Sept. 5, 2020 Fox News

Meth floods across US-Mexico border during coronavirus pandemic

Part of the article describes cartel product seized at the border. Part of the article talks about product that gets past federal agents at the border.

“The extremely potent meth smuggled from Mexico contributes to more deaths in San Diego County than opioids.”

 

Aug 31, 2020 KOB 4 News Video

US Attorney for New Mexico blames Mexican meth ‘superlabs’ for state’s growing violent crime

Federal agents swing into action after meth from Mexico moves past federal agents manning a $51.6 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security-then, on into New Mexico:

Federal authorities are seizing larger amounts of drugs in the state, and Anderson said there are a few reasons why.”

“I think it’s the cost and it’s also a function that the fact that tremendously greater amounts of it are being produced in what we call the super labs in Mexico,” he said. “I think for many years our meth was made locally, was made in much smaller quantities. That has largely been eclipsed by the mass production and cheap production that we’re seeing coming from Mexico.”

 

State-run media update:

Jun 3, 2020 DEA NewYork

Nothing gets past @CBP’s K9 units!

Nothing gets past @CBP’s K9 units?

Surely, a free and independent press will step up and ask for clarification on this wild CBP claim.

 

Border Wall update:

Sept 4, 2020 Maui Now

$4 Million In New Federal Funds To Help Hawai‘i Respond to Meth Crisis, Opioid Misuse

 

Nov 12, 2019 Honolulu Civil Beat

Meth Deaths Soar in Hawaii Even As Opioids Grab Public Attention

“Historically, crystal meth in its purest and most potent form came to the islands from markets in Asia and the Pacific as documented by the Hawaii’s Ice Age reporting series that Civil Beat and Hawaii Public Radio published five years ago.”

Now, much of it is manufactured in Mexico and makes its way to Hawaii through states like California and Nevada, says Callery.”

 

July 28, 2019 Big Island Now

Why Have There Been No Meth Lab Busts in Hawai‘i in 15 Years?

“Lt. Serrao explained, “We have no evidence to support the manufacturing of meth on the Big Island of Hawai‘i.” He believes this is due to the decreased availability of pseudophedrine, which makes clandestine manufacturing difficult.”

“Lt. Serrao said most of Hawai‘i’s meth is produced in Mexico and California. The meth is commonly shipped here by way of shipping containers, Fed Ex and the US Postal Service.”

 

Welcome Home Troops

Thanks for risking your ass in Iraq & Afghanistan-working to keep bad people from coming here to do bad things.

Don’t worry-The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe:

Billions of dollars are spent every 12 months to keep bad people from coming here to do bad things.

Voting is highly emphasized in American culture. Asking questions related to public policy takes a lower priority.

Are newspeople forbidden to ask questions related to Homeland Security funding and performance?

How are post 911 terrorists kept out while meth comes in?

 

US Border Patrol, Port Angeles, WA

An upgrade in staff requiring a new, $11.9 million, 50 agent facility. Secret arrest statistics, denied FOIA requests, heroin and meth in the community, rare and mysterious cross-border arrests, fraudulent overtime claims, 1,200-horsepower interceptor boats and zero questions from the press.

Are fraudulent overtime claims still the norm at Port Angeles?

Border Patrol whistleblower pays price for refusing overtime pay

 

Is Port Angeles CBP staffing and infrastructure at all relevant in keeping heroin and meth from entering the Puget Sound area?

Has Port Angeles CBP been able to intercept any inbound meth or heroin?

Even one time?

Local meth news stories here.

Local heroin news stories here.

 

Newspeople avoid asking questions by going with a press release style of news reporting.

A statement is prepared by whatever agency was involved in the latest bust/federal grant money award, etc. Newspeople post this statement. No questions asked:

Sept. 4, 2020 KONP Award-winning news/talk station serving the north Olympic Peninsula

DEA, OPNET PARTICIPATE IN MAJOR BUST OF AREA DRUG TRAFFICKERS

“…one member of the drug trafficking organization (identified as 24 year-old Lionel Gonzalez-Torres of Burlington, WA), was providing large quantities of meth and heroin to the Olympic Peninsula.”

Question for newspeople:

Does Port Angeles CBP play any role in keeping meth and heroin from entering the Olympic Peninsula?

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

If a $51.6 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security was preventing cartel product from arriving in American communities, why would General Milley need to launch Operation Macho Swagger?

Has General Milley’s Operation Macho Swagger prevented cartel product from entering WA?

Newspeople remain silent.

April 1, 2020 C-SPAN

Related:

Cartel Moves Product Past General Milley, CBP & Into The Puget Sound Area – Newspeople Remain Silent

Nothing Gets Past CBP

Kitsap and Island County Meth & Heroin

Always Reported as a Highly Successful Team Effort – The Big Puget Sound Drug Bust

4 Stories The Puget Sound Press Will Not Question Or Report On

Port Angeles/Blaine Drug War Scam – Zero Questions From The Press

What I Like About Local Government

Port Angeles – Post 911 CBP Spending Spree

Rare & Mysterious Port Angeles Border Patrol Arrests

Port Angeles Drug War Covered By Press Release

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: Operation Macho Swagger & Port Angeles Heroin

 

 

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Photo-

A symbol of newspeople asking questions.

 

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Background:

Army apologizes for helicopters that ‘terrorized’ Port Angeles

 

Random thoughts:

Typical protocol for local training involves a working relationship with the press. The US Navy seems to understand this:

Anti-terrorism drill set at Indian Island next week

Navy plans oil spill drill in Port Townsend Bay on Thursday

Upcoming exercise helps keep security forces in shape

 

Comments following the PDN article above & several days of reporting that followed-

If the US was turned into one giant military base it looks like many would be OK with that.

Several posts indicating that the event was no big deal & that people should be thankful for the sound of freedom/missions meant to keep us safe.

Very little in the way of questioning anything related to military forces which have been elevated to a higher status in American culture since the big 911 failure.

 

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.

We’re not in the habit of winning decades of undeclared wars overseas- why would we think they have any bearing on American rights and freedoms?

 

One or two comments scolding others and reminding them that their right to post comments is protected by the people wearing a uniform.

Americans wouldn’t have the freedom to post comments on newspaper websites if people had not given their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan to protect that freedom?

Hey school teachers- where did this idea come from? Were US troops sent to Vietnam so that Americans could be free to send letters to the editor?

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

Is protecting freedom of speech even part of training scenarios?

If The Troops are fighting for your freedom to share ideas on the web why would you be scolded for doing so?

 

One or two comments indicating that the Army must do training.

The US has huge holdings of federal land set aside for military operations such as bombing ranges, missile ranges, combat training centers, The Yakima Training CenterMCAGCC, etc.

One or two comments saying – back in my home town- we’re proud to be near military operational zones, etc.

 

The training is meant to keep us safe?

I still haven’t been able to figure out how the War on Terror works.

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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.

Think terrorists are smart enough to pose as heroin traffickers- then cross into the US free of screening, scanning, pat downs, special IDs, inspection of personal items, etc.

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe-

 

Port Angeles has a heroin problem.

This proud war on terror thing is a little hard to take seriously-

What role do 1,200-horsepower Border Patrol Interceptor boats play in keeping heroin & cocaine 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.”

Local history-

May, 2013

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

Seventh suspected or confirmed heroin overdose that Port Angeles this month.

 

The Border Patrol at Port Angeles has made no arrest linked to the US/Canada border in more than 3 years.

DHS says special ID cards make it virtually impossible for those who wish to do harm or violate U.S. laws to move heroin into Port Angeles.

DHS- please get with the Army to save on helicopter training.

DEA-

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

DHS- please get with the DEA and tell them about the special ID cards.

 

Related-

Glorifying military service

The legal drug dealers sold 371 tons of pills to people who did not need them-

Zero reporting-

A very serious War on Terror

News tip/story idea

Possibly of interest:

The Garage Sale Incident

Discuss on facebook here, or here.

 

 

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Elected officials preside over waste & decades of ongoing, undeclared wars overseas- then tell us there is no more money for the traditional DOD military healthcare benefits that were used to entice people to stay for multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.

 

Pentagon Frets Billions in Sequester Cuts But Wastes $1.5 Trillion on Non-Working Fighter Jet

 

Pentagon Claims $757 Million Overbilling by Contractor in Afghanistan

 

IG: $5M Wasted On Incinerators, Troops At Risk

 

Multiple military camouflage uniforms an example of government waste, GAO finds

 

Google:

$60 billion in DOD contracting fraud

& see where savings are available to pay fees for healthcare earned by people who volunteered to go to far away places and maybe never come back again.

Make us proud guys-

Army Corps of Engineers can’t produce $1 billion of fuel receipts in Iraq

“The total amount of funds unaccounted for has now reached a staggering $7 billion, officials say — and they warn that the Iraqi government is likely to demand at least some of that money back.”

DOD Inspector General finds $900M stockpile of Stryker parts

 

Many people have risked their ass in far off lands to keep terrorists from visiting the homeland.

Love to see a reporter ask The Joint Chiefs of Staff how all that can be justified while the US Dept. of Homeland Security is unable keep heroin out of the US.

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Think terrorists are smart enough to pose as drug traffickers- then cross into the US free of screening, scanning, pat downs, special IDs, inspection of personal items, etc.

 

Welcome Home Troops

‘Uptick’ in heroin use seen on North Olympic Peninsula

 

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

 

More from the Blaine Sector:

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

The Garage Sale Incident

 

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe-

 

Related:

Heroin continues to make it past the drones-

Discuss on facebook

 

 

Photo: Mystery Bay scene

 

Update:

Report savages terrorism ‘fusion centers’ for high cost, low value

“In the new Senate report, investigators found that with the lack of oversight, fusion centers spent money wildly, including a San Diego fusion center that bought 55 flat-screen televisions at a cost of $75,000 to watch the news and display calendars.”

Welcome Home Troops

 

Ever notice that the surveillance society, fusion centers, war on terror crime fighting tactics, license plate scanners, monitoring of e-mails and text messages, tracking of cell phones, use of drones, etc. seems to fail at stopping hardcore bad guys?

The federal government must have magic crime fighting powers to stop terrorists. The magic powers don’t work on crimes like bank robbery or drug trafficking.

It appears the federal government has been extremely successful in preventing major post 911 domestic terror strikes.

If the federal government has the crime fighting skills to wipe out all major terror strikes since 911- why wouldn’t they use those skills to shut down other categories of violent crimes?

 

Why does the federal government maintain a Homeland Security police state that can’t keep heroin and cocaine from entering the US?

The people who move heroin & cocaine into N. America do so free of screening, scanning, pat downs, special IDs, inspection of personal items, etc.

 

INVASION OF THE DRUG CARTELS

SOURCES: U.S. NATIONAL DRUG INTELLIGENCE CENTER REPORT 2011, THE U.S. NATIONAL SEIZURE SYSTEM, AND THE JUSTICE IN MEXICO PROJECT

 

Fusion centers unable to slow down these bad guys:

 

Suspects On The Loose After ‘Take Over Style Robbery’ At The McDonald’s

 

Lone madman shuts down Mount Rainier National Park & ties up 200 law officers for 24 hours.

Park remains closed for almost a week– madman not found until after he succumbed to the forces of nature- not a shootout with the good guys.

 

Josh Powell blows up house & kids

 

“The Sheriff’s Office estimates there are 300 to 700 gang members in our community operating in about 30 different gangs.”

 

41-year-old Peter Keller-

Victims shot to death prior to North Bend house fire

“After working for hours in the rugged terrain, West said some crew members needed IV infusions for exhaustion.”

“Four officers were taken to the hospital for exhaustion and dehydration overnight after navigating the rugged terrain around the bunker.”

 

60+ rounds fired in four Seattle drive-by shootings

 

Home invasion shooting

 

Planned Parenthood bomber

 

Boy, 5, brings heroin for show and tell

 

In a general sense- are fusion centers able to stop mass shootings, serial killings, or drug trafficking?

‘Uptick’ in heroin use seen on North Olympic Peninsula

War on Drugs Hasn’t Stemmed Flow Into U.S.

 

Urban Shield SWAT event- Preventing Terrorism Aim Of Operation ‘Urban Shield’

Preventing Terrorism?

More like reacting.

 

It will be easy to spot an attempted strike. Expect the bad guys to be sloppy- the packages they send will look like they were put together by drunken 3rd graders, or Wile E Coyote.

 

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?

 

Related:

Working to prevent another 911

How are terrorists kept out while heroin comes in?

 

Possibly of interest:

The Garage Sale Incident

Port Angeles Border Patrol Mysteries

 

 

 

 

Photo- Amphibious landing- Blaine Sector

 

Welcome Home Troops

 

These are the folks with the special IDs and background checks-

 

Convicted TSA Officer Reveals Secrets of Thefts at Airports

 

Why hasn’t DHS been able to keep cocaine and heroin out of the US?

‘Uptick’ in heroin use seen on North Olympic Peninsula

 

The Garage Sale Incident

Drugs, guns and child porn at Homeland Security

 

 

Photo- A symbol of freedom & federal government credibility

 

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

 

Welcome Home Troops

 

Several months ago, I found information posted by the DEA Re: heroin and cocaine availability in the US-

DEA-

“Today, traffickers operating from Colombia continue to control wholesale-level cocaine distribution throughout the heavily populated northeastern United States and along the eastern seaboard in cities such as Boston, Miami, Newark, New York, and Philadelphia.”

“Heroin is readily available in many U.S. cities as evidenced by the unprecedented high level of average retail, or street-level, purity. Criminals in four foreign source areas produce the heroin available in the United States: South America (Colombia), Southeast Asia (principally Burma), Mexico, and Southwest Asia/Middle East (principally Afghanistan).”

Looks like this info is no longer available on the DEA website.

 

Interesting that the DEA would post info indicating that they’ve got a big job to do. Over at DHS- the message is more like- we’ve got a handle on it all-

Never forget-

“…one vulnerability or gap anywhere across the globe has the ability to impact security thousands of miles away.”

Looks like some vulnerabilities and gaps are present here:

Law officers seize 26 pounds of cocaine in car stop near Bellingham

Oregon State Police have seized 55 pounds of heroin in a traffic stop on Interstate 5 north of Ashland

 

Meanwhile-

Grand opening of the $9.8 million, 50 agent US Border Patrol station at Port Angeles- access restricted “only to media with credentials and invited guests

This local story has been developing for years now. There has been plenty of time for people with the advantage of a press credential to schedule appointments, do interviews & ask questions. Unfortunately- local reporters are not in the habit of doing so.

 

 

Photo- Wooden Boat weekend at Port Townsend

 

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Perhaps four handguns could have saved thousands on 911?

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.

 

How are terrorists kept out while heroin comes in?

‘Uptick’ in heroin use seen on North Olympic Peninsula

Think terrorists are smart enough to pose as drug traffickers- then cross into the US free of screening, scanning, pat downs, special IDs, inspection of personal items, etc.

Domestic heroin busts are reported as some sort of law & order success-

Each one is evidence that- 11 years after 911– the US Dept. of Homeland Security is unable to prevent criminal traffic from entering the US.

 

Conspiracy Theory-

More information is better- this is how science and medicine works. Over the years some people have been freed from prison based on new DNA evidence becoming available.
Are the people who took steps to discover that new evidence conspiracy theorists?
Apply this same curiosity and desire for knowledge to some controversial topics and you’ll be labeled a conspiracy theorist.

Why the effort to suppress ideas?

 

 

 

Welcome Home Troops

 

On the national scene-

How are terrorists kept out while heroin comes in?

Why hasn’t the US Department of Homeland Security been able to stop cocaine and heroin from crossing into the US?

 

INVASION OF THE DRUG CARTELS

SOURCES: U.S. NATIONAL DRUG INTELLIGENCE CENTER REPORT 2011, THE U.S. NATIONAL SEIZURE SYSTEM, AND THE JUSTICE IN MEXICO PROJECT

 

The people who move heroin into N. America do so free of screening, scanning, pat downs, special IDs, inspection of personal items, etc.

 

If the federal government has the crime fighting skills to wipe out all major terror strikes since 911- why wouldn’t they use those skills to shut down other categories of violent crimes?

War on terror crime fighting tactics, the surveillance society, fusion centers, drones, license plate scanners, tracking cell phones, reading text messages- none of it appears to work to stop crimes like bank robbery or drug trafficking.

 

Hey VFW, Hey American Legion, Hey Joint Chiefs of Staff- love to get your take on all this.

Hey veterans- what’s going on here?

 

We all must do our part to keep the nation safe-

Video collection- DHS checkpoints

 

Urban Shield SWAT event- Preventing Terrorism Aim Of Operation ‘Urban Shield’

Preventing Terrorism?

More like reacting.

 

It will be easy to spot an attempted strike. Expect the bad guys to be sloppy- the packages they send will look like they were put together by drunken 3rd graders, or Wile E Coyote.

 

On Washington’s Olympic Peninsula-

Border Patrol checkpoints came to Jefferson County, WA in 2008.

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

At that same forum a lady asked:

“What is the penalty for not identifying oneself to federal agents at an internal, suspicionless checkpoint?”

US Border Patrol said they would call in the Sheriff when a person refused to identify themselves.

Sheriff says they will not respond to a non-emergency situation involving a person peaceably refusing to interact with federal agents.

Question about providing ID is at 0:35

 

Checkpoints ended here in 2008- possibly due to well informed citizens and local protests. Looks like they weren’t vital to national security after all.

War on Terror- credibility squandered.

 

 

Photo- Port Hadlock Transit Center

 

Welcome Home Troops

 

Bad news-

Port security: U.S. fails to meet deadline for scanning of cargo containers

Good news-

CBP Agriculture Specialists Detect Asian Gypsy Moth at the Port of Tacoma

“U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation’s borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.”

How do you keep terrorists and their weapons out by checking cargo after it shows up in downtown Tacoma?

 

Seattle men busted at the border with illegal candy

Meanwhile- the people who move heroin into N. America do so free of screening, scanning, pat downs, special IDs, inspection of personal items, etc.

Waiting in line policy to show special biometric ID fails to prevent hardcore criminals from crossing into the US- even while packing large quantities of contraband. Maybe an enhanced driver license or U.S. Passport Card will keep terrorists out- they wouldn’t be smart enough to just ride on in with shipments of illegal drugs.

Terror watch lists fail to prevent illegal drug shipments from entering North America.

 

Post 911 efforts to keep terrorists from visiting the homeland- still unable to keep drug traffickers out-

‘Uptick’ in heroin use seen on North Olympic Peninsula

 

Don’t forget-

“…one vulnerability or gap anywhere across the globe has the ability to impact security thousands of miles away.”

Looks like some vulnerabilities and gaps are present here:

Graphic: Mexican drug cartels’ spreading influence

Hey VFW, Hey American Legion, Hey Joint Chiefs of Staff- what are your thoughts on all this?

 

Possibly of interest:

Port Angeles Border Patrol- $9.8 million facility move in day

The Garage Sale Incident

Gunboat escorts on Puget Sound

 

 

Photo- Coast Guard moves south through the Port Townsend Ship Canal

 

View the chart here

SOURCES: U.S. NATIONAL DRUG INTELLIGENCE CENTER REPORT 2011, THE U.S. NATIONAL SEIZURE SYSTEM, AND THE JUSTICE IN MEXICO PROJECT

Welcome Home Troops

 

Meanwhile- The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff motivates USA basketball teams

 

Port Angeles Border Patrol assists with major drug bust- any connection to the US/Canada border?

“…nearly three pounds of black tar heroin.”

 

Possibly of interest:

 

Port security: U.S. fails to meet deadline for scanning of cargo containers

 

Keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out?

 

How are terrorists kept out while heroin comes in? 

 

Not in the habit of winning decades of undeclared wars overseas

 

Legends of the War on Terror

 

Military suicides

 

Hey VFW, Hey American Legion, Hey Joint Chiefs of Staff- what are your thoughts on all this?

 

 

 

Photo- Happy Hour at North Beach, Port Townsend, WA

 

 

Your DOD propaganda update:

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff motivates USA basketball teams

 

General Dempsey –

Since you are on top of your game- can you please share your thoughts on this recent report:

INVASION OF THE DRUG CARTELS

 

Possibly of interest:

Legends of the War on Terror

Military suicides

 

 

Photo- Mount Baker from the 49th St. overlook at Port Townsend

 

 

How come the magic crime fighting powers used to stop all major terror strikes after 911 don’t work on crimes like bank robbery & drug trafficking?

 

‘Uptick’ in heroin use seen on North Olympic Peninsula

 

How are terrorists kept out while heroin comes in?

 

The NYPD Overstated Their Counterterrorism Record?

 

Hey VFW, Hey American Legion, Hey Joint Chiefs of Staff- what do you think about all this?

 

 

 

Photo- fog clears at Port Townsend

 

“A man’s attempt to bring the ashes of his grandfather home to Indianapolis ended with an angry scene in a Florida airport, with the ashes spilled on the terminal floor.”

Welcome Home Troops

 

The more tortuous inspection procedures become out at the airport- the more I wonder what prevents terrorists from disrupting security in that crowded part of the airport just outside of the screening checkpoint.

What stops hardcore terrorists from blowing themselves up in crowded airports just prior to being questioned at security checkpoints?

Terrorists have access to hundreds of crowded public places in the US- free of federal supervision, screening, scanning, pat downs, etc.- why aren’t they blowing themselves up at these locations?

 

No inspection of personal items for those moving illegal drugs into North America-

 

‘Uptick’ in heroin use seen on North Olympic Peninsula

 

How are terrorists kept out while heroin comes in?

 

Waiting in line policy to show special biometric ID fails to prevent hardcore criminals from crossing into the US- even while packing large quantities of contraband. Maybe an enhanced driver license or U.S. Passport Card will keep terrorists out- they wouldn’t be smart enough to just ride on in with shipments of illegal drugs.

We’ve got the upper hand-

It will be easy to spot an attempted strike. Expect the bad guys to be sloppy- the packages they send will look like they were put together by drunken 3rd graders, or Wile E Coyote.

Terror watch lists fail to prevent illegal drug shipments from entering North America-

DEA-

“Today, traffickers operating from Colombia continue to control wholesale-level cocaine distribution throughout the heavily populated northeastern United States and along the eastern seaboard in cities such as Boston, Miami, Newark, New York, and Philadelphia.”

“Heroin is readily available in many U.S. cities as evidenced by the unprecedented high level of average retail, or street-level, purity. Criminals in four foreign source areas produce the heroin available in the United States: South America (Colombia), Southeast Asia (principally Burma), Mexico, and Southwest Asia/Middle East (principally Afghanistan).”

 

 

Photo- Port Hadlock Transit Center

 

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

Just in time for your summer travel plans-

Suspicionless DHS checkpoints- away from border crossings and ports of entry.

Some people object to living in a police state- even if an illegal alien or fake terrorist might be captured:


 

 

 

 

The man who made the video above just won a related court action.

 

 

 

 

From the description below the video above:

“You don’t catch illegals with drug dogs….they can’t sniff that you’re Mexican or Canadian.”

 

Related-

NMA Position On Roadblocks

Discuss on facebook here.

 

http://tinyurl.com/OakBayStarfish

 

‘Uptick’ in heroin use seen on North Olympic Peninsula

 

Post 911 National Security/War on Terror progress chart-

 

Domestic heroin busts are reported as some sort of law & order success-

Each one is evidence that- 11 years after 911– the US Dept. of Homeland Security is unable to prevent criminal traffic from entering the US.

 

 

Welcome Home Troops

 

June 06, 2012-

Lead-Contaminated Children’s Shoes Seized at Seattle Waterfront

“CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.”

How do you keep terrorists and their weapons out by checking cargo after it shows up in downtown Seattle?

 

Old news-

Lead tainted toys show up in Seattle-

While our priority mission is to prevent terrorists and their weapons from entering the country, we are also responsible for keeping a wide variety of harmful products from reaching the American marketplace,” U.S. Customs and Border Protection Area Port Director Roland Suliveras Jr. said in a news release. “Lead-contaminated toys are one such product.

Do we wait to check for terrorists and their weapons until they arrive at the Seattle waterfront?

We did in 2006-

22 Smuggled Chinese Arrested at the Seattle Seaport

Note- the headline reports the arrest- further into the article we see that prior to the arrest- people released themselves from a shipping container and wandered around the pier in the wee hours.

“Once again, CBP was on the scene as the first line of defense in cargo security and against dangerous illegal activity posing a threat to our nation’s security,” said Tom Hardy, CBP director of field operations for Seattle. “CBP screens 100 percent of all maritime containers that pose a risk for terrorism at foreign ports before they are shipped to the United States.”

But not the containers used to transport human cargo?

Hey VFW, Hey American Legion, Hey Joint Chiefs of Staff- what’s your take on this?

 

How are terrorists kept out while heroin comes in?

Washington’s Olympic Peninsula-

Post 911 efforts to keep terrorists from visiting the homeland- still unable to keep illegal drugs out:

‘Uptick’ in heroin use seen on North Olympic Peninsula

Port Angeles- 50 agent US Border Patrol station fails to keep the heroin out

 

 

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

 

 

Department of Homeland Security massing agents at Port Angeles, WA.

Surge results in 2 cross-border arrests- but that was more than 2 years ago.

 

The new facility is ready.

Still no justification provided by elected officials or the US Border Patrol for an upgrade in staff requiring the 50 agent facility.

 

What you won’t see in local papers-

here:

Secret arrest statistics & the warehousing of Border Patrol agents at Port Angeles

and here:

Port Angeles- 50 agent US Border Patrol station fails to keep the heroin out-

No one is illegally entering the US at Forks, WA.

 

 

Photo- Near Salt Creek- looking towards the west end of Crescent Bay, WA.

 

Welcome Home Troops

 

 

 

We’re just weeks away from the grand opening of a new, $5.7 million 50 agent US Border Patrol station at Port Angeles- an area sharing no land border with Canada.

Still no justification provided by elected officials or the US Border Patrol for an upgrade in staff requiring the 50 agent facility- due to open in the spring of 2012.

 

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.

 

Post 911 efforts to keep terrorists from visiting the homeland- still unable to keep heroin out-

Waiting in line policy to show special biometric ID fails to prevent hardcore criminals from crossing into the US- even while packing large quantities of contraband. Maybe an enhanced driver license or U.S. Passport Card will keep terrorists out- they wouldn’t be smart enough to just ride on in with shipments of illegal drugs.

Terror watch lists fail to prevent illegal drug shipments from entering North America-

Preventing terrorists and terrorist weapons from entering the United States fails to stop heroin from coming in-

‘Uptick’ in heroin use seen on North Olympic Peninsula

Warrant issued for alleged heroin dealer

Warrant nets suspected heroin dealer

“McLennan, also known as Ashleigh Dodge, allegedly sold an eighth-ounce of heroin to an informant in Port Angeles for $140 on July 12 and 6.3 grams of heroin to an informant in unincorporated Clallam County just southwest of Port Angeles on Oct. 6, according to court documents.”

Narcotics team reports drug sentences for four

“Port Angeles police say they capped a nearly year-long investigation into heroin delivery with the arrest of a Port Angeles man.”

Sequim woman charged in heroin bust

 

Hey local reporters-

When can we expect to hear from you on all this?

 

 

Photo- looking towards the west end of Crescent Bay, WA. – Vancouver Island in the distance.

 

“…one vulnerability or gap anywhere across the globe has the ability to impact security thousands of miles away.”

 

Post 911 efforts to keep terrorists from visiting the homeland- still unable to keep heroin out-

Welcome Home Troops

 

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

Zero reporting on how these sensitive documents left the workplace- any violation of procedures?

 

What stops hardcore terrorists from blowing themselves up in crowded airports just prior to entering security checkpoints?

 

“…training members of the Afghan national security forces, even after dozens of them have killed U.S. personnel in the last few years.”

 

The federal government must have magic crime fighting powers to stop terrorists. The magic powers don’t work on crimes like bank robbery or drug trafficking.

 

March 2012- Military airfield security procedures in Afghanistan fail to keep unauthorized, speeding vehicle off the tarmac during Defense Secretary visit.

 

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.

Post 911 efforts to keep terrorists from visiting the homeland- still unable to keep illegal drugs out-

Homeland Security: Smugglers Recruit South Bay Youth to Act As Drug Mules

Your thoughts Vice President Biden?

More from Western Washington-

Ferndale brothers sentenced to 40 months in prison for dealing heroin

Everson man gets prison for selling cocaine to informant

Alleged heroin dealer arrested in Centralia

20 grams of cocaine and a loaded shotgun seized at Port Angeles.

 

Urban Shield SWAT event- Preventing Terrorism Aim Of Operation ‘Urban Shield’

Preventing Terrorism?

More like reacting.

 

“Fusion centers maximize our ability to detect, prevent, investigate, and respond to criminal and terrorist activity. They assist the FBI by providing information made available by the combination of knowledge, expertise, and information within local law enforcement and homeland security agencies operating throughout the nation, and our participation allows us to provide a national perspective on regional threats and trends so we can better inform decision makers at all levels. The exchange of intelligence that takes place in fusion centers aids other intelligence and law enforcement organizations—including the JTTFs—in their investigative operations and serves as a critical tool for collaboration at all levels.”

Waiting in line policy to show special biometric ID fails to prevent hardcore criminals from crossing into the US- even while packing large quantities of contraband. Maybe an enhanced driver license or U.S. Passport Card will keep terrorists out- they wouldn’t be smart enough to just ride on in with shipments of illegal drugs.

We’ve got the upper hand-

It will be easy to spot an attempted strike. Expect the bad guys to be sloppy- the packages they send will look like they were put together by drunken 3rd graders, or Wile E Coyote.

Terror watch lists fail to prevent illegal drug shipments from entering North America-

“Today, traffickers operating from Colombia continue to control wholesale-level cocaine distribution throughout the heavily populated northeastern United States and along the eastern seaboard in cities such as Boston, Miami, Newark, New York, and Philadelphia.”

“Heroin is readily available in many U.S. cities as evidenced by the unprecedented high level of average retail, or street-level, purity. Criminals in four foreign source areas produce the heroin available in the United States: South America (Colombia), Southeast Asia (principally Burma), Mexico, and Southwest Asia/Middle East (principally Afghanistan).”

 

DHS-

“Protecting communities along on our borders is vital to our homeland security, as well as to our economic prosperity.”

“As we move forward, we’ll continue to work to ensure our borders are safe and secure, while facilitating the legitimate trade and travel that is so essential to our economy.”

“Ten years after the September 11th attacks, America is stronger and more secure today, thanks to the strong support of Congress; the tremendous work of the men and women of DHS and our local, state and federal partners across the homeland security enterprise,” said Secretary Napolitano.  “The Department’s FY 2013 budget request preserves core frontline priorities by cutting costs, sharing resources across components, and streamlining operations wherever possible.”

Looks like terrorists can cross into the US just as easily as illegal drugs do.

 

“Marijuana smuggled into the United States, whether grown in Mexico or transshipped from other Latin American source areas, accounts for most of the marijuana available in the United States.”

Allowing legal, domestic production of marijuana would serve to eliminate a portion of distraction and potential corruption at the border– but we can’t have that in a free society.

 

 

photo- Mystery Bay, WA

 

 

Urban Shield SWAT event- Preventing Terrorism Aim Of Operation ‘Urban Shield’

Preventing Terrorism?

More like reacting.

 

It will be easy to spot an attempted strike. Expect the bad guys to be sloppy- the packages they send will look like they were put together by drunken 3rd graders, or Wile E Coyote.

 

The federal government must have magic crime fighting powers to stop terrorists. The magic powers don’t work on crimes like bank robbery or drug trafficking.

Documents provide rare insight into FBI’s terrorism stings

FBI Arrests DC Muslim After Another Phony ‘Terror Plot’

Washington DC: FBI Foils Own Terror Plot (Again)

The FBI again thwarts its own Terror plot

More People Realizing That The FBI’s ‘Big Wins’ Are In Stopping Its Own Made Up Terror Plots

It appears the federal government has been extremely successful in preventing major post 911 domestic terror strikes. Why don’t law enforcement authorities apply these skills to stop other violent crimes?

Why not go ahead and put an end to bank robbery using an approach similar to what has worked in shutting down major terror strikes?

(There were 677 bank robberies in California last year. Imagine bringing that number down to where the numbers are Re: major terror strikes.)

Maybe because hardcore criminals don’t hold hands with federal agents before they set out to rob a bank or move illegal drugs into North America?

 

The Advantage of Fusion Centers

Can fusion centers stop violent crimes?

Here’s a few bad guys that weren’t slowed down:

 

Suspects On The Loose After ‘Take Over Style Robbery’ At The McDonald’s

 

Lone madman shuts down Mount Rainier National Park & ties up 200 law officers for 24 hours.

Park remains closed for almost a week– madman not found until after he succumbed to the forces of nature- not a shootout with the good guys.

 

Josh Powell blows up house & kids

 

41-year-old Peter Keller-

Victims shot to death prior to North Bend house fire

“After working for hours in the rugged terrain, West said some crew members needed IV infusions for exhaustion.”

“Four officers were taken to the hospital for exhaustion and dehydration overnight after navigating the rugged terrain around the bunker.”

 

60+ rounds fired in four Seattle drive-by shootings

 

Home invasion shooting

 

Planned Parenthood bomber

 

“…19-year-old Jake England confessed to shooting three people and 32-year-old Alvin Watts confessed to shooting two.”

 

Boy, 5, brings heroin for show and tell

 

In a general sense- are fusion centers able to stop mass shootingsserial killings, or drug trafficking?

War on Drugs Hasn’t Stemmed Flow Into U.S.

 

Post 911 efforts to keep terrorists from visiting the homeland- still unable to keep illegal drugs out

Illegal drugs can travel from anywhere on the globe to anywhere in N. America.

Ditto for terrorists.

 

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?