Archives for category: US Department of Credibility

Mar 19,2021 Fox News

El Paso DEA says there’s an influx of drugs coming from Mexico

$49.8 billion every 12 months for a US Dept. of Homeland Security buys you:

As long as there’s demand in the U.S., the drug cartels will find ways to bring drugs in.”

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:

Mar 19, 2021 By CBSBoston.com Staff

DEA Issues Warning About Meth Pills Resembling Adderall

“Agents said some of the Mexican drug cartels have shifted focus to making counterfeit pills, and they’re pure methamphetamine.”

 

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?

$49.8 billion is spent every 12 months on the US Dept. of Homeland Security.

The Dept. of Homeland Security fails to keep cartel sourced meth, heroin and fentanyl from showing up all over the US.

Newspeople ask zero questions in this area.

The press release style of news reporting means that a statement is prepared by whatever agency was involved in the latest drug bust/federal grant money award, etc. Newspeople post this statement as is.

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

 

Whidbey Island 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.”

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.

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

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.

 

Has General Milley’s Operation Macho Swagger reduced access to cartel product anywhere in the US?

Has there been enough time for newspeople to ask questions?

Newspeople remain silent.

April 1, 2020 C-SPAN

WWII costume reminds us of a time before decades of undeclared/unwon wars stacked up.

The Department of Defense track record goes back to 1949.

 

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

Are passports/enhanced/Real IDs effective in keeping cartel-sourced heroin and meth out of the US?

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

Why have Joe Sixpack and the family line up for REAL ID, when cartels opt out on all that?

 

If there was a school district in Hometown USA, that had a poor record for educating students, or a fire dept. that struggled to get the job done, people and the press would ask questions.

The US Dept. of Homeland Security seems to get a pass from newspeople everywhere.

Related:

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

Another DEA Press Release – Zero Questions From Newspeople

 

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A symbol of newspeople who avoid asking questions.

 

We are big fans of alternative media here at Oak Bay Starfish. Mark Dice gives us something to think about.

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Why are there separate sports teams for men and women if the Mr. Potato Head is such a bad idea?

If The Mr. Potato Head Is Such A Bad Idea:

Why federal support for Women-Owned Businesses?

Why Selective Service registration for men only?

Why women’s colleges?

Why scholarships that are awarded only to women.

Why separate ceremonies to honor women officers in the US Armed Forces?

Gender-neutral protocols update:

 

Related:

Discrimination is common – Government is OK with much of it

 

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No Mr. or Mrs. vegetables

Port Townsend Farmers Market

 

The guys who did time in the Vietnam War may have grown up in a family where Dad was a WWII veteran.

The guys who did time in the Vietnam War may have been WWII veterans.

Jan 25, 2021 The New York Times

Guard soldier in the Capitol flips double-birds at a plaque bearing Speaker Pelosi’s name as his buddies take photos. He is now under investigation

The Dept. of Defense has a truly poor track record for winning wars since DOD was established way back in 1949.

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

We haven’t won a war since.

How does the USA plan to attract young people to sign up in the years ahead?

More here:

Growing Up In The Cold War Era

I’ve never been one to say that military benefits are inadequate. Just stick with whatever was offered when people signed up to stay on for multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and we’re good.

Every few years, no matter what political party or personality is in power, there are moves to modify what people thought they were earning in exchange for 20 years of unrestricted worldwide service.

The plan is to save cash by reducing the traditional DOD military benefits that were used to entice people to stay for multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.

This is the same country where both major parties invite veterans to be momentarily honored at State of the Union events when they control the White House.

Football games are also used to honor veterans:

0:12 the man is barely conscious when greeted by team owner Jerry Jones:

Everyone seems to love it. When the made for TV event is over, veteran’s benefits may be up for grabs again:

Unsustainable Military Spending

 

How Do The Troops Defend The Constitution?

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

When the US Armed Forces are sent to Lebanon, Somalia, Haiti, Bosnia, Vietnam, etc.-how is that defending the US Constitution-or our rights and freedoms, or our physical security?

Look for newspeople and school teachers to ask zero questions in these areas.

Veterans Day Nonsense

 

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A symbol of federal government credibility and followers of both major parties, elected officials, newspeople and school teachers not asking questions.

 

A Dept. of Defense that was nowhere to be found on 911.

We haven’t won a war since.

 

A Dept. of Defense with a truly poor track record for winning wars since DOD was established way back in 1949.

 

Undeclared/unwon wars that never end.

Nov 14, 2019 Stars and Stripes

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

 

A $49.8 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security that was nowhere to be found on 1/6/21.

Another big crackdown featuring various restrictions on the land of the free has begun.

Standby to find out how you will be impacted.

 

911 brought special ID requirements.

People need to carry a special ID to go have lunch in Canada, then return home.

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

Still trying to figure out if REAL ID plays any role in keeping cartel product from showing up in various parts of the US.

Look for newspeople to ask zero questions in this area.

 

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?

 

Department of Defense news/social media posts

When news/social media posts are created by federal employees, there’s no need to deal with any awkward/real questions from the press:

A/SD Chris Miller speaks about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and how the DOD continues to build an environment honoring his legacy.”

We are honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by forcing people to pay for bombing Somalia, Iraq and Afghanistan, then lying and telling them that this is all to protect American rights and freedoms.

Will the press show up to ask any questions?

 

U.S. Central Command

B-52H crews conduct second Middle East presence patrol of 2021 as key part of CENTCOM’s defensive posture.”

Questions we’d love to see newspeople ask:

Did the advantage of US air power or DOD social media posts allow the undeclared wars in Iraq or Afghanistan to be prevented, won or shut down?

 

Related:

DOD Nowhere To be Found On 911 – US Dept. of Homeland Security Missing on 1/6/21

Lawbreakers, Dissenters, Observers and Group Identities

A Fresh Start With President Biden? Political Parties – What They Agree On

Maybe Get Away From The Bragging About Freedom?

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

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

Press might need less bailout cash if it was more in the habit of asking questions

Podcast 8 Senator Cantwell and the local press

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.

When the US Armed Forces are sent to Lebanon, Somalia, Haiti, Bosnia, Vietnam, etc.-how is that defending the US Constitution-or our rights and freedoms, or our physical security?

Look for newspeople and school teachers to ask zero questions in these areas.

Veterans Day Nonsense

 

The idea is to live in a free and honest society.

Suppressing Choices – One Size Fits All

 

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Is an effort being made to avoid thinking of all present as law breakers?

 

Jan 12, 2021 Whidbey News-Times

In Our Opinion: Oak Harbor pro-Trump rally during Capitol siege poorly timed

“And only one of the protesters was seen wearing a mask. The county’s Public Health director confirmed that the unmasked people packed together on the side of the highway were violating the state’s COVID-19 rules.”

Should decent people be placed on hold because bad people were doing bad things at the same time 3000 miles away?

The mask rules apply to individual people no matter what political causes they may support.

 

Jan 14, 2021 CBS News

Passengers banned from U.S. airlines top 2,700, with dozens added in wake of Capitol riot

“Some of the people who traveled in our planes yesterday participated in the insurrection at the Capitol today,” she said. “Their violent and seditious actions at the Capitol today create further concern about their departure from the DC area. Acts against our democracy, our government, and the freedom we claim as Americans must disqualify these individuals from the freedom of flight.”

How do you separate these people from those who were not involved in any illegal activity?

Causing disruption on commercial aircraft is not to be tolerated no matter if you represent the Girl Scouts, the KKK or no group at all. The article offers no explanation.

 

Jan 13, 2021 The Intercept

SCHUMER’S INSURRECTIONIST NO-FLY LIST IS A CIVIL LIBERTIES NIGHTMARE

“In the years following the September 11 attacks, tens of thousands found themselves on the no-fly list without any specific allegation against them, after having been targeted without due process, based on classified criteria.”

 

Jan 13, 2021 CNN Business

Airbnb says it will block reservations in DC area during inauguration

“Airbnb says it will cancel all short-term reservations in the Washington, DC area next week, an escalation of its efforts around safety and the presidential inauguration.”

People of good will, who have attended the parade in the past, where the President may step out and wave to the crowds are not able to book a reservation because bad people did bad things?

 

What happened to the strict post 911/GWOT security protocols meant to maintain order on Jan 6th?

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:

 

Restricting Access To Social Media

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Sill OK to question results of 2016 election:

The idea is to live in a free and honest society.

Suppressing Choices – One Size Fits All

Is gathering at the US, or any state capitol to hold a rally for any cause or to observe government in action now in question?

 

Related:

Discrimination is common – Government is OK with much of it

Post 911 Faith In Government Update

Washington State Patrol – Professional Law Enforcement

Terror Threat/US Credibility/One Size Fits All & Random Thoughts

What Failed On Wednesday at the United States Capitol?

In sports, newspeople are free to ask hard questions

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

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

Podcast 8 Senator Cantwell and the local press

Sports Culture Tends to be Open and Honest

Growing Up In The Cold War Era

Not A Democrat Or A Republican

What does the Medal of Freedom have to do with freedom?

Maybe Get Away From The Bragging About Freedom?

 

Ready to purchase a subscription to any Puget Sound area newspaper that will show initiative and curiosity in asking questions.

Stormwater, Untreated Sewage and Puget Sound

 

How Do The Troops Defend The Constitution?

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

When the US Armed Forces are sent to Lebanon, Somalia, Haiti, Bosnia, Vietnam, etc.-how is that defending the US Constitution-or our rights and freedoms, or our physical security?

Look for newspeople and school teachers to ask zero questions in these areas.

 

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Port Hadlock Transit Center

 

American popular & political culture insists on dividing people up into groups-then assigning a separate value to different groups.

 

Parking/entrance pass for federal lands you paid for the same as the wars in Iraq & Afghanistan:

Regular people- $80 annual pass

Military- free

Seniors- $80 Lifetime pass $20 annual pass

Annual 4th Grade Pass
Cost: Free (valid for the duration of the 4th grade school year though the following summer (September-August)

The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series

 

Selective Service registration for men only.

 

Scholarships that are awarded only to women.

 

Women’s colleges

 

Prohibition of alcohol sales to adults age 18-20.

 

Federal support for Women-Owned Businesses

 

Certainly, Americans do not live in a free and honest society.

Both major political parties are OK with treating 18-20 year old adults as second class citizens.

Sales restrictions on alcohol, marijuana, tobacco and firearms are in place for 18-20 year old adults.

Is there any state where recreational marijuana laws remove prohibition for adults at age 18?

While the troops were deployed, federal law was signed prohibiting the sale of tobacco products to adults age 18-20. Can elected officials of any party or any member of the press help us to understand the militarized version of freedom here?

Liberty And Justice For All?

 

I have seen comments saying Twitter is a private business and free to set its own rules. Does that also apply to the florist or bakery that does not want to create a product for a gay marriage ceremony?

Does that also apply to a tavern that wants to allow indoor smoking?

If I ran a bakery-

Store policy:

We do quality cakes for all occasions-no customer application/background check required.

Growing numbers of happy customers and building our positive reputation is our goal.

Please tell your friends & contact us at any time.

In a free and honest society customers would support or walk away from the businesses of their choosing.

 

How Do The Troops Defend The Constitution?

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

When the US Armed Forces are sent to Lebanon, Somalia, Haiti, Bosnia, Vietnam, etc.-how is that defending the US Constitution-or our rights and freedoms, or our physical security?

Look for newspeople and school teachers to ask zero questions in these areas.

 

The idea is to live in a free and honest society.

Suppressing Choices – One Size Fits All

 

More here:

What does the Medal of Freedom have to do with freedom?

Maybe Get Away From The Bragging About Freedom?

 

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Jan 11, 2021 KIMT News 3

FBI warns of plans for nationwide armed protests next week

“…FBI is warning of plans for armed protests at all 50 state capitals and in Washington in the days leading up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, stoking fears of more bloodshed after last week’s deadly siege at the U.S. Capitol.”

Where was the threat forecast last week?

 

Jan 11, 2020 NBC News

FBI and NYPD told Capitol Police about possibility of violence before riot, senior law enforcement officials say; FBI visited more than a dozen extremists to urge them not to travel to Washington.”

“The previously unreported details undercut the assertion by a top FBI official that officials had no indication that violence was a possibility, and they add to questions about what intelligence authorities had reviewed before the Capitol riot, which led to the death of an officer and four other people, including a rioter who was shot and killed by police.”

“It was immediately obvious after the Capitol was seized by a violent mob Wednesday that Capitol Police, whose job is to defend the facility and the lawmakers who work there, had completely misjudged the security threat.”

“The officials said Capitol Police were given a specific and separate intelligence report describing extremist rhetoric and threats of violence that appeared on social media in connection with the rally.”

 

Fusion Center History

Fusion centers were established following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 to connect-the-dots between critical information housed in different agencies and share information and intelligence to aid in protecting communities.”

Everything has been under full control:

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:

Away from The Super Bowl

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?

 

Any similar capability on 911?

Related:

Washington State Patrol – Professional Law Enforcement

Terror Threat/US Credibility/One Size Fits All & Random Thoughts

What Failed On Wednesday at the United States Capitol?

In sports, newspeople are free to ask hard questions

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

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

Podcast 8 Senator Cantwell and the local press

Ready to purchase a subscription to any Puget Sound area newspaper that will show initiative and curiosity in asking questions.

Stormwater, Untreated Sewage and Puget Sound

Sports Culture Tends to be Open and Honest

Growing Up In The Cold War Era

Suppressing Choices – One Size Fits All

Not A Democrat Or A Republican

 

Don’t miss our companion blog-found here: Old Man Blog

Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/yeomalt

 

Terror Threat

Maybe there is a minimal terror threat these days.

If suicide bombers with concealed explosives packed on their bodies wanted to disrupt American society at the US Capitol, it looks like there would be no SWAT team to keep them out or to have them show ID and pass through the metal detector.

US Troops at the border, REAL ID, Homeland Security grant money, CBP social media posts, strict post 911/GWOT security protocols, a $51.6 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security, border wall efforts and the Post 911 surveillance state (fusion centers, license scanners, monitoring of e-mails, text messages, & social media sites, no fly/terror watch lists, tracking of cell phones, etc.) appear to have played no role in preventing these crimes:

Call in with your tips because security caved.

USA TODAY needs your help identifying the people who broke into the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. View the photos and fill out our form.”

 

The Press

The press tends to avoid asking questions.

No Credible Threat?

The War on Terror has prompted law enforcement authorities to calm the public by looking into the future and announcing that no credible threat exists.

Dec 25, 2020 News 12 Long Island

Long Island residents express concern after Nashville bombing halts travel

“While officials say there are no credible threats following the bombing in Nashville, Long Island residents say they are still concerned.”

Where was the threat forecast before the Nashville event?

If the good guys can tell what the bad guys will do before they do it-surely, these powerful crime fighting tools will be used to shut down gang and cartel activity, heroin trafficking, bank robberies, mass casualty shootings, etc.

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

Ready to purchase a subscription to any Puget Sound area newspaper that will show initiative and curiosity in asking questions.

Stormwater, Untreated Sewage and Puget Sound

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

 

US Credibility

Credibility of LE and elected officials at all levels of government is questionable.

Seattle protests on I-5 go on for 19 nights. Washington State Patrol allows Interstate highway public safety protocols to be suspended until a fatality after dark one night.

Washington State Patrol says protesters on I-5 will face arrest

If the Girl Scouts or the KKK enter the interstate and block traffic/risk public safety people must be able to count on elected officials and LE agencies to do their job. Different groups do appear to be treated differently based on location/whatever elected official has jurisdiction and whatever cause the group may be supporting.

 

Anti Cop?

One size fits all society?

These issues discussed here:

 

One Size Fits All Society

An important component of a free society is that different people believe different things and are able to act on their beliefs.

COVID, along with talk of getting rid of vehicles powered by internal combustion engines and a discussion of prohibiting legal firearms has people feeling boxed in. This is not the free and honest society our elementary school teachers lied to us about.

Play by the rules and we’ll make more rules.

Leavenworth COVID And Beer Drinking Oddities

 

Jan 8, 2021 Star Tribune

Minnesota legislators, parents decry mask order as youth sports restart

Let Them Play MN, which has been vocal in support of getting kids back to playing sports, has said it plans to take legal action to fight what it calls Walz’s “absurd decision to harm youth athletes by requiring masks during sports.”

Skip the ID checks/security screening and shut down the US government for a few hours.

 

Safety valves being removed – Forcing a one size fits all society

I do not favor the ugly side of politics. When I was younger, both major parties took turns in the White House. It was routine. It did not involve the TV making claims that this is the most important election in our lifetimes, etc.

I think the ugly side of politics is a reaction that comes from trying to force a one size fits all society.

Not A Democrat Or A Republican

If I was Governor

 

Random Thoughts

Huge amounts of money to send The Troops to distant lands.

You know its a lie when they tell you it’s about American rights and freedoms.

Local press:

“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?

Military Town – Hometown Pride

 

While the troops were deployed, federal law was signed prohibiting the sale of tobacco products to adults age 18-20. Can elected officials of any party or any member of the press help us to understand the militarized version of freedom here?

 

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?

 

Related:

Maybe Get Away From The Bragging About Freedom?

WA – Dining Outside While Sealed Inside A Tent Is Legal

WWII Generation Endured Rationing With Little Complaint

 

How Do The Troops Defend The Constitution?

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

 

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Welcome Visitors

Rent yourself a State Parks buoy at Fort Worden

Voted best consumer value in weekend recreation.

 

We were told we needed to send troops to Vietnam to stay safe.

Syria, Lebanon, Somalia, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc.

 

Does the science still say WA marijuana and booze sales are essential?

 

JFK documents are still sealed.

 

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

We haven’t won a war since.

 

The Dept. of Defense has a truly poor track record for winning wars since DOD was established way back in 1949.

 

We are told that our freedoms are defended by troops engaged in undeclared wars that have nothing to do with our freedoms.

 

Messages on the web are being censored.

Please see 9:00

 

A 9 year investigation into a cartel that is still moving product into the US:

Nov. 24, 2020 Los Angeles Times

Massive stash of cartel cash, drugs and ammo seized from Otay Mesa truck yard

“The initial investigation into the cartel began in 2011, when authorities thought they were dealing with a small-scale drug distribution cell in National City and Chula Vista.”

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:

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.

 

Now people don’t want to listen about not traveling for Thanksgiving.

The authority of their 2nd grade teacher making them pledge allegiance to the flag is wearing off.

Nov 24, 2020 AP News

Millions stick to Thanksgiving travel plans despite warnings

 

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FOIA Requests And Secrecy Are For Govt. Not Sports

War on Cartels? – Newspeople Remain Silent

Not Real News Roundup? – The Press Is Weak

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

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

Sports Culture Tends to be Open and Honest

Growing Up In The Cold War Era

 

 

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A symbol of newspeople not asking questions, even during long election seasons.

 

A man on the moon in 1969. Church, Boy Scouts, patriotism, pledge of allegiance, the WWII generation in charge. Signing up for the Marines.

Families with married parents and maybe a stay at home Mom. It was common for your friends to have 3 or 4 brothers and sisters.

It started out with a positive sense of American culture.

Much has changed.

Over the past 40 years or so, both major parties have taken turns in power and have squandered credibility that would help in the current situation. A wide variety of political personalities have occupied the White House.

We were told we needed to send troops to Vietnam.

Syria, Lebanon, Somalia, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc.

Some may have become skeptical along the way.

 

What’s new?

People haunted by healthcare concerns.

It’s been this way for years now. It was this way prior to the current news Re: COVID-19.

People haunted by student loan debt.

Homelessness and drug addiction to the extent that people are living in tents on city sidewalks.

Children might go hungry when school is out?

March 13, 2020 CNN

The coronavirus pandemic is closing schools. How will kids eat?

“But as other schools deliberate shutting their doors to slow the spread of the coronavirus, some parents may be left to wonder: If schools close, how will my child eat?

More discussion and news coverage please.

 

Claims about freedoms that cry out for questioning:

Two major political parties that continue to promote the idea that The Troops are sent to distant lands to fight for American rights and freedoms.

School teachers and newspeople who are OK with promoting this urban legend.

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?

 

Since last July 4th:

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.”

 

In the 60s & 70s I never attended a Veterans Day assembly at school.

There were none.

Probably enough veterans around to remove most of the mystique, or maybe those veterans thought it was all just an average thing and did not want to be seen as a separate part of American society, or get head of the line parking spots over at the grocery store.

 

Each November, school teachers across America host Veterans Day assemblies– and promote the idea to children that The Troops are in distant lands-fighting for American rights and freedoms-as if the US Armed Forces function as some sort of giant civil rights organization.

In Washington State, these assemblies are mandatory.

The VA tells teachers that The Troops are Defending Liberty and Freedom.

Love to see a student ask: If The Troops fight for your right to sit, stand, kneel, etc.-why were black people still riding at the back of the bus after the big WWII victory?

Love to see a student ask: If the wars aren’t won-how can they protect our freedom?

Love to see a student ask: Whatever happened to lessons about Armistice Day?

 

Congressman Derek Kilmer:

Wars are for freedom and democracy.

 

WA Secretary of State:

Our right to vote is protected by the extraordinary men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces.”

Page 7 of the Washington State Elections Voters Pamphlet for the November 5th, 2019 General Election:

Our right to vote is protected by the members of the U.S. Armed Forces.”

 

One of the nation’s largest, oldest and most respected veterans organizations:

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

 

Any newspeople available to ask:

Congressman Kilmer,

If wars are fought for democracy-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?

 

Veterans give rights?

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.

 

After the Cold War:

The Cold War had ended. DOD was happy with their all volunteer military.

Look what they did with it.

The Cold War Had Ended

 

A Dept. of Defense that was nowhere to be found on 911.

We haven’t won a war since.

 

A Dept. of Defense with a truly poor track record for winning wars since DOD was established way back in 1949.

 

Undeclared/unwon wars that never end.

Nov 14, 2019 Stars and Stripes

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

More here:

Unsustainable Military Spending

 

Billions of dollars spent every 12 months on a US Dept. of Homeland Security that fails to keep cartels from moving product into Hometown, USA.

March 2, 2020 Auburn Examiner

DEA Announces Launch of Methamphetamine Initiative

Virtually all methamphetamine in the United States comes through major ports of entry along the Southwest Border and is transported by tractor trailers and personal vehicles along the nation’s highways to major transfer centers around the country.”

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:

Newspeople who have stopped asking questions.

Zero Questions from Puget Sound Area Newspeople – Drug War Press Release

 

Newspeople who show no curiosity.

Went out on 3/18/20 to check on the sewage drain pipe sign at Monroe Landing:

The sewage drain pipe sign is still posted.

Went out on 3/18/20 to check on the sewage drain pipe sign at Captain Thomas Coupe Park:

I found that the sign is still posted.

More here:

Podcast 4 Another Month With An R – Whidbey Sewage Treatment Plant Outfalls

Much in the way of voting over the decades since that man landed on the moon.

TV newspeople tell us that we are in a key election season again. Lots of coverage. Another panel of experts, another debate. More voting.

Stay tuned for more of the same.

 

Being positive is a good thing. Emotions can be based on experience.

 

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Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/yeomalt

 

 

 

 

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Platoon 3049, MCRD San Diego

Jun-Sep 1979

 

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“Because no matter who you are, no matter where you live, our parks, our monuments, our lands, our waters — these places are your birthright as Americans”

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA

Politicians love to divide people into groups- then assign a separate value to separate groups:

Here’s how it works-

Parking pass for federal lands you paid for the same as the wars in Iraq & Afghanistan:

“Hey fourth graders! See America’s natural wonders and historic sites for free.”

If you’re in the third grade, or the fifth grade- your birthright doesn’t count. Go purchase your parking pass like the regular people.

Regular people- $80 annual pass
Military- free
Seniors- $10 Lifetime pass

The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series

 

More here: Discrimination

 

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US Department of Credibility

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

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

and Sound of Freedom

Twitter: https://twitter.com/yeomalt

 

 

 

 

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Secretary of State-

Video: Everything You Need to Know About the Hillary Clinton Email Scandal in Two-and-a-Half Minutes

US Navy CO-

Sub CO flouted security rules, lost command

“…Varney revealed that he had brought classified information home once or twice a year, a situation that normally requires the authorization of a fleet commander or the chief of naval operations.”

 

 

Possibly of interest:

The Garage Sale Incident

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Photo- Low tide at Oak Bay

 

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Real World of Crime-

Gangs not showing up for background checks:

Police say much of the rise in gun violence in Seattle area due to gangs

 

“The FBI says its background-check system failed, mistakenly allowing the man who allegedly opened fire inside a South Carolina church last month to purchase the gun he used in the rampage.”

 

Nationwide TV show requests your help in finding violent fugitive- on the run for 23 years.

 

Police seek men who stole whole ATM from crowded store in broad daylight

 

NH drug czar says heroin epidemic continues to grow

 

Never-ending bank robberies

 

Post-911/War on Terror security protocols still unable to keep cartels out:

Drug cartels keep using tunnels as part of their business plan

 

Powerful street drug ‘flakka’ shakes Kentucky county

 

4 shootings occur in King County in under 24 hours

 

Seattle police tweak tactics as shootings rise citywide– this after voters approved enhanced background check protocols in November of 2014: Washington voters choose gun control; huge majority in Seattle area

 

22 kilos of heroin get past the US Dept. of Homeland Security and into Fayette County.

 

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

Washington’s Most Wanted

 

War on Terror-

Good guys able to stop bad guys in the early stages of planning:

FBI head: Several potential attacks thwarted ahead of July 4

 

Son of Boston Police Captain Arrested as Possible Terrorist

“…struggled with mental illness his whole life.”

Unlike bad guys everywhere- he went to purchase illegal firearms from an undercover FBI confidential informant.

 

Another badass terrorist holds hands with FBI agents while describing his violent plans-

Video:

MORGANTON, NC TEEN ACCUSED OF PLOTTING TO KILL AMERICANS ON BEHALF OF ISIS

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FBI: IS sympathizer charged in plot to bomb Florida beach

“…told an FBI informant he wanted to make a timer bomb, bury it on a Key West beach and detonate it remotely.”

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, child abduction, etc.

More here:

Nabbed another badass terrorist-

Magic War on Terror Crime Fighting Powers

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here: US Department of Credibility

here:

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or here:

Sound of Freedom

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo- Deception Pass

 

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Undeclared/unwon wars & the US Dept. of Homeland Security are here to keep you safe:

Philadelphia-

City Officials Warn Don’t Bring Too Much Stuff To Fourth Of July Events

Deputy Mayor for Public Safety Everett Gillison urges folks to pack their common sense:

“Please bring clear bags, so we could just look at it without having to stop you and see what’s going on.”

 

Salem Massachusetts-

ICYMI: Salem Police Boost Security Measures for the Fourth of July Festivities

“Guests are asked to carry any items in clear plastic bags and be prepared for possible bag checks by uniformed officers.”

Welcome Home Troops

Thanks for your service

 

 

More here:

Magic War on Terror Crime Fighting Powers

4th of July Terror Warning- Welcome Home Troops

GWOT Progress Report

 

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

here: US Department of Credibility

here:

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

or here:

Sound of Freedom

 

 

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Get ready to celebrate freedom:

Video: Police: Those Watching Fireworks By Land Or Water Will Be Watched

“A terrorist attack can happen anywhere and the Department Of Homeland Security has warned local enforcement this week to be vigilant.”

So we’re on the lookout for improper nav lights, boozing, & lost children.

Thanks DHS for pointing us in the right direction.

Hey newspeople/school teachers, DHS & veterans-
How do these wars keep us more safe while we are constantly reminded of terror threats in the Homeland?

 

War on Terror-

Good guys able to stop bad guys in the early stages of planning-

Another badass terrorist holds hands with FBI agents while describing his violent plans:

MORGANTON, NC TEEN ACCUSED OF PLOTTING TO KILL AMERICANS ON BEHALF OF ISIS

Authorities able to tell what terrorists will do before they do it.

 

Real world of crime-

Concern grows as black churches burn across South

If the arsonists were terrorists- they would have been stopped in the planning stages. This is what we are supposed to believe about how America is protected by fusion centers.

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, child abduction, etc.

 

FBI investigating 11 attacks on San Francisco-area Internet lines

 

Seattle media:

WSP: Arsonists spark 9 brush fires along I-5 near Marysville

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

Washington’s Most Wanted

 

More here:

4th of July Terror Warning- Welcome Home Troops

GWOT Progress Report

 

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

here: US Department of Credibility

here:

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

or here:

Sound of Freedom

 

 

 

Photo- Extinct watering hole at Port Townsend

 

DSCN3049_003When we are told The Troops are fighting for American rights and freedoms- what does it really mean?

Can we expect the federal government to end alcohol prohibition for adults age 18-20?

 

Will the federal government end dry counties:

Where in the United States you can’t purchase alcohol

 

Can we expect the federal government to authorize concealed carry in all 50 states?

 

Can we expect the federal government to stop charging special fees for special people to visit public lands:

Parking pass for federal lands you paid for the same as the wars in Iraq & Afghanistan:

Regular people- $80 annual pass
Military- free
Seniors- $10 Lifetime pass

The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series

American popular & political culture insists on dividing people up into groups- then assigning a separate value to different groups.

 

Will the federal government end Selective Service registration for men only?

 

Can we expect the federal government to end marijuana prohibition in all 50 states?

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.

 

Can we expect the federal government to require the 50 states to authorize suspicionless highway checkpoints away from border crossings and ports of entry?

State and local law enforcement agencies do not conduct suspicionless checkpoints in Washington State. Check your state here:

Sobriety Checkpoint Laws

 

More here:

Discrimination

 

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One of the locals- Port Hadlock

 

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Post 911 security protocols still unable to keep illegal drugs out:

New drug report: Meth still Oregon’s No. 1 problem, run mostly by Mexican drug traffickers

Methamphetamine-

“However, meth remains pervasive because Mexican drug traffickers continue to smuggle meth powder, liquid and finished “crystal meth” or “ice” from laboratories outside the state, the report says. Some production operations seem to have been transferred to California’s Simi Valley.”

Heroin-

“Again, most of the heroin is smuggled into Oregon by Mexican drug trafficking organizations, largely through California and sometimes through Arizona and Nevada.”

 

In Mexico, illicit poppy ‘gardens’ feed U.S. demand for heroin

 

Heroin deaths spike by 58 percent in Seattle area

 

Opioid crisis: Highway to hell – how heroin infiltrates New England

Not one mention in the article Re: how heroin gets past the US Dept. of Homeland Security and into the US?

Thanks newspeople.

 

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.

 

Enhanced ID has been required to cross into the US since 2009.

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

DEA:

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

Welcome Home Troops

Thanks for your service

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1,000 kilograms of heroin gets past the US Dept. of Homeland Security and into several U.S. cities-

As always- the big law enforcement success story comes with zero reporting or questions from newspeople about why the proud War on Terror is unable to keep heroin out of the US.

 

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe-

US Department of Homeland Security-

“…a department with more than 20 different agencies, a budget of more than $45 billion and a staff of hundreds of thousands of civilian, law enforcement and military personnel.”

 

More here:

Proud War on Terror

 

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

here: US Department of Credibility

or here:

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

 

 

 

Photo- top of page:

Welcome visitors-

Rent yourself a State Parks buoy at Fort Worden

Voted best consumer value in weekend recreation.

 

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Federalized feeding station update:

Oak Harbor schools serving lunches ‘rain or shine’, District gets USDA grant to ensure kids eat over summer

“The lunches are available to all children regardless of family income. The program is intended to make sure tummies stay full when children don’t have access to the school cafeteria.”

“The program is paid for by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.”

 

Video: HISD BEGINS FREE SUMMER MEALS PROGRAM TODAY

“There’s no registration or proof of income required. Also, children do not need to be enrolled in summer classes. They also do not need to attend an HISD school to participate in the program.”

 

It’s all just a normal thing. Kind of sad that it takes a giant federal program to help families in need.

Love to see this funded by voluntary donations & administered by churches or private charities- organizations that actually specialize in helping people.

Tax money- which some people intend to be used to help others via public assistance programs– also goes for a third try in Iraq & other wasteful spending on programs that might not stand a chance if people were given the choice to fund them.

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 should be able to keep more of their own money to donate to causes of their choosing.

 

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Possibly of interest:

It’s clear the WWII generation is mostly gone now-

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: Admiralty Head Light

 

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Will veterans support all presidential candidates in 2016?

American popular and political culture insists on dividing people up into groups- then assigning a separate value to each group-

Things are already starting to shape up:

Veterans for Rand Paul 2016

Veterans and Military Families for Hillary

What about bus drivers- who do they endorse?

No school desks without ongoing, undeclared/unwon wars in distant lands:

Images of military uniforms used for campaign advertising:

Saluting veterans with images of the catastrophic military failure of 911:
Veterans for Senator Ted Cruz

 

The people who run both major parties & the conventions that nominate presidential candidates are OK with ongoing, undeclared/unwon wars overseas, the drug war racket, & a secretive, wasteful and ineffective Dept. of Homeland Security.

Ditto for the TV networks that host presidential debates & ask scripted questions of candidates.

Hey veterans-

How are terrorists kept out while heroin comes in?

Welcome Home Troops

Thanks for your service

 

Discuss on facebook here:

US Department of Credibility

here:

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

or here:

Sound of Freedom

 

 

 

 

Photo- Port Townsend scene

 

 

 

PHTC
-It’s just for federal holidays and overseas military operations.

 

Voters approved medical marijuana in Washington State in 1998.

2015 update: “Lax medical-pot rules to go as Inslee signs overhaul bill”

My view-

Treat it like wine grapes. You are free to grow grapes in the back yard, make your own wine, share with friends and neighbors, buy at the grocery store, mini-mart, Costco, bars, taverns & restaurants, wineries, etc.

Two basic rules:

Do not furnish to minors.

Do not drive while impaired.

Did 20 years in the Marines, then football half time announcers ruined it for me- constantly reminding us that the The Troops are in distant lands fighting to protect American rights and freedoms.

If that’s all true- when do adults (18 & up) get to take delivery on all this freedom we hear so much about?

 

But- it’s against federal law.

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.

 

“You are free to do as we tell you.”

Bill Hicks- 1:49

 

Related:

May cause suicidal thoughts or actions-

 

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Photo- Port Hadlock Transit Center

 

 

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Hidden cameras reveal airport workers stealing from luggage

“A CNN analysis of passenger property loss claims filed with the TSA from 2010 to 2014 shows 30,621 claims of missing valuables, mostly packed in checked luggage. The rest occurred at security checkpoints. Total property loss claimed: $2.5 million.”

“Even the TSA has had problem employees. Since 2002, the agency has fired 513 officers for theft.”

 

Surely- the folks who have daily access to the secured areas of US airports are required to pass background checks and possess special IDs in order to keep the system safe?

A giant security gap at U.S. airports? Most workers not screened daily

“The vast majority of airport employees with direct access to the tarmac and airplanes do not go through any daily security screening, and only two of the country’s major airports have systems in place that require all employees with secure access to pass through metal detectors, a CNN investigation has found.”

“There is no federal requirement that the baggage handlers, mechanics, cleaning crews and other employees with access to the airfield and other secure areas get screened as passengers do.”

 

Please speak with our public affairs/information suppression specialist if you have further questions:

“Representatives from eight airports deferred CNN’s questions on metal-detector screenings for employees to the Transportation Security Administration, which did not provide further information on the topic.”

 

More than a decade after 911:

“TSA is implementing or considering a range of measures, including additional requirements for employee screening; conducting additional, randomized security countermeasures at employee access points; and introducing additional security patrols by TSA teams of law enforcement and screening professionals to specifically address these concerns.”

“Additionally, TSA has created a working group with representation from airport security partners to further develop plans for improving security.”

“The TSA identified workers with access to secure areas of airports as one of the greatest potential threats to aviation, according to a 2009 report by the Government Accountability Office.”

“The report said costs for full screening of airport and airline employees could range from $5.7 billion to $14.9 billion for the first year of implementation. The entire TSA budget for 2015 is $7.3 billion.”

 

Video: Airports try to stop lone wolf threat

 

Maritime workers must have special ID:

“A vital security measure that will ensure individuals who pose a threat do not gain unescorted access to secure areas of the nation’s maritime transportation system.”

 

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe-

US Department of Homeland Security-

“…a department with more than 20 different agencies, a budget of more than $45 billion and a staff of hundreds of thousands of civilian, law enforcement and military personnel.”

 

More here:

Line up for your Enhanced/Real ID

Line up for your Homeland Security grant money-

Homeland Security Vote of Confidence

 

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Photo- A symbol of freedom & federal government credibility

 

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Must have press pass issued by Sheriff? A visit to the Dept. reveals that the Sheriff no longer issues press passes:

Another Jeff Gray training video.

Operating a camera in a public place:

Meanwhile heroin traffickers cross into the US free of screening, scanning, pat downs, special IDs, inspection of personal items, etc.

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.

More Jeff Gray here:

Land of Information Suppression and here.

Related: PINAC

 

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Photo: Just bad drivers?

 

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Why Do We Keep Thanking the Troops?
Rory Fanning

Starbucks Chairman Howard Schultz has said of the upcoming Concert for Valor:

“The post-9/11 years have brought us the longest period of sustained warfare in our nation’s history. The less than one percent of Americans who volunteered to serve during this time have afforded the rest of us remarkable freedoms—but that freedom comes with a responsibility to understand their sacrifice, to honor them and to appreciate the skills and experience they offer when they return home.”

 

Since 911- US military operations have afforded the rest of us remarkable freedoms?

Because freedom comes from decades of undeclared/unwon wars overseas, a 3rd try in Iraq, a no-show on 911, etc.

Almost Veteran’s Day again-

Look for folks claiming that 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?

 

Reaching for an honest understanding of US foreign policy makes more sense than “Thanks for your service.”

Don’t look for much in the way of explaining the meaning of Armistice Day & why that was thrown out for the purpose of honoring veterans.

 

More here:

Memorial Day- long weekend/BBQ guilt trips

Upcoming football games-

 

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Photo- A symbol of freedom & federal government credibility

 

 

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Lots of cocky comments here about how the USAF would kick ass on the terrorist air force: U.S. Air Force Itching To Fight ISIS

No mention of how the US seems to struggle to get the upper hand after being engaged for years now with folks who have had no air force.

Remember when the take down of Saddam Hussein & Osama bin Laden was big news in the War on Terror?

Listen to a top US General explain how the second try in Iraq was a success:

We crushed the al-Qaeda

 

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Photo: Nordland Transit Center

 

DSCN7312Leaving Iraq under a victory pennant.

We crushed the al-Qaeda.

Please see video below at 08:04

JUNE 11, 2009

Future of Marine Corps Operations

Gen. Conway delivered the luncheon address to the National Press Club. He talked about the role of the Marine Corp in the modern Armed Forces, specifically in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the military conditions in Pakistan. He answered questions submitted from the audience.”

 

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Photo: Port Hadlock Transit Center

 

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

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

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

Video from another source:

Man dies after car drives off ferry dock

 

State ferries security previously blogged about here:

If You See Something, Say Something?

Related-

Non-terrorist penetrates security

 

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Photo: Fog clears at Port Townsend

 

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Looks like the surveillance state (fusion centers, war on terror crime fighting tactics, license plate scanners, Homeland Security grant money, monitoring of e-mails, text messages, and social media sites, tracking of cell phones, use of drones, etc.) will be powerless to stop terrorist activity in the US:

Welcome Home Troops

Thanks for your service

 

Army sending division HQ element to Iraq

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

 

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

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

 

Related-

Alternative media takes a look at US foreign policy- videos

Surveillance State fails again-

DHS is on it

 

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Photo- Port Hadlock Transit Center

 

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FBI, DHS bulletin warns of retaliation for airstrikes against ISIS

 

Birmingham FBI weighs in on terror threat

 

Safety totes required at the stadium:

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Heroin traffickers show the way-

Heroin traffickers are frequently successful at what they do. If terrorists were just as interested in entering the US- it appears that federal departments and agencies would have no way to stop them.

DHS-

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

 

Port Angeles, WA-

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

Heavily fortified small town unable to keep heroin out

Question for newspeople:

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

“… their main interaction with the boating public: Boarding boats and checking for ID, getting a “vibe,” as Jeff P. called it, for what’s up.”

 

Related:

DHS Grant Money comes to Washington State

Whidbey Heroin

Puget Sound Heroin

 

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Or here:

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Photo- Port Hadlock Transit Center

 

 

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No one is trying to take away your guns-

Concealed carry- these are the folks who are volunteering for an extra background check:

“any person who uses or is addicted to marijuana, regardless of whether his or her State has passed legislation authorizing marijuana use for medicinal purposes, is an unlawful user of or addicted to a controlled substance.”

Using marijuana means no gun sales-

“Firearms dealers in states that allow medical marijuana can’t sell guns or ammunition to registered users of the drug, a policy that marijuana and gun-rights groups say denies Second Amendment rights to individuals who are following state law.”

 

But- using (not abusing) marijuana is against federal law?

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.

Surely our US Senators and Representatives will get this all straightened out.

Washington State Constitution:

SECTION 24 RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS. The right of the individual citizen to bear arms in defense of himself, or the state, shall not be impaired, but nothing in this section shall be construed as authorizing individuals or corporations to organize, maintain or employ an armed body of men.

 

Preserving a free society, free markets, free trade, private property rights, & a minimal bureaucracy where SWAT raids are used to go after adults who want to grow a marijuana plant in the back yard.

 

How about folks who “use” a few beers or a shot of whiskey during happy hours at bars and restaurants all across America- are they stripped of their natural rights?

How about folks who “use” fermented grapes during trips to wine country in Eastern, WA?- no more firearms for them?

With federal approval:

How about using legal anti-depression meds that may bring on thoughts of suicide (0:34)

Do people who take legal drugs that may bring on thoughts of suicide loose the ability to purchase or possess firearms?

 

Did 20 years in the Marines. Constantly hearing halftime sports announcers telling us that The Troops are defending American rights and freedoms. I make it a point to question what does not make sense to me.

 

Related:

Celebrating pretend independence

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Photo- Whidbey scene

 

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US Border Patrol, Port Angeles, WA-

Port Angeles USBP station- grand opening:

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

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

 

Unmanipulated press?

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

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

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

Another video from the same local station:

2014 update: News tip/story idea

 

Another source:

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

Video: Behind the wheel of the ferry gunboat

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

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

What questions went unasked?

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

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

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

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

 

Video promoting the drug war-

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

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

 

In print:

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

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

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

 

Discuss on facebook here:

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

Or here:

US Department of Credibility

 

 

Photo- Summer at Rosario Beach