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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. A wide variety of political personalities have occupied the White House.

 

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.

 

Questioning claims about freedoms:

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?

 

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.

 

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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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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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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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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Photo credit: ABC11 News

 

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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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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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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Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

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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

 

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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.”

 

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Proud War on Terror

 

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Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

 

 

 

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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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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

 

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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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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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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.

 

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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.

 

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DSC_0184Sign of the times:

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

 

US Marines-

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

 

Meanwhile- back home:

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

 

Oct. 13th, 2014

More Port Angeles heroin:

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

 

Oct. 1st, 2014

Two from Port Angeles charged with selling, delivery of heroin

 

Sept. 11th, 2014

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

Three accused of violating honors system at Sequim dairy

 

Sept. 8th, 2014

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

Two arrested in heroin-delivery case in Blyn

 

August 4th, 2014

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

 

July 15th, 2014

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

 

Busy news week:

June 24th, 2014

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

June 25th, 2014

Heroin/car chase:

Arraignment set Friday following Port Angeles car chase

 

We are told the #1 US Border Patrol objective is to stop terrorists.

The US Border Patrol explains this objective at a local public forum- this YouTube video covers Border Patrol objectives at 3:50

 

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

US Coast Guard:

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

 

July 2011

1,200-horsepower Border Patrol Interceptor boats:

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

 

Sept 2012

$11.9 million, 50 agent US Border Patrol facility:

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

 

May 2013

Heroin epidemic gripping Port Angeles

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Heroin traffickers have no Army, Navy, Air Force or Dept. of Homeland Security. They are frequently successful at what they do. If terrorists were just as interested in entering the US- it appears that federal departments and agencies would have no way to stop them.

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe-

 

US Department of Homeland Security-

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

 

More about local heroin here, and here: Puget Sound Heroin

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Secret arrest statistics are un-American

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Video- Kirkland rejects plan to put 9/11 memorial in park

Four images of “the heroes of 911” are featured in the memorial. One is is a member of the military.

What role did the US Armed Forces play on 911?

 

Issaquah-

“The Spirit of America sculpture was also rejected by the city of Issaquah this month, in part because there wasn’t enough time to consider it before a June 18 application deadline with the foundation, said city spokeswoman Autumn Monahan.”

 

State Capitol-

Video- State Capitol campus rejects 9/11 memorial

 

Maybe the folks who don’t want the memorial are looking past the symbolism, ceremony & emotion towards what has gone on in Washington State during the War on Terror.

 

Welcome Home Troops

US Dept. of Homeland Security Port Angeles, WA-

Sentries & watchstanders unable to prevent lone bumbler from penetrating US Coast Guard base- then smoking marijuana in the CO’s quarters aboard 210-foot cutter Active- not to be discovered until hours later at morning colors.

 

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

The Garage Sale Incident

 

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

Sept, 2012

Border Patrol cuts ribbon for new $11.9 million facility in Port Angeles

May, 2013

Heroin epidemic gripping Port Angeles

Still no justification provided by elected officials or the US Border Patrol for an upgrade in staff requiring a new, $11.9 million, 50 agent facility.

Secret arrest statistics, denied FOIA requests, heroin in the community & a Border Patrol whistleblower investigation that resulted in further suppression of information- keep the focus on asking questions in these areas.

News links & documentation here:

News tip/story idea

 

Suspicionless checkpoints and bus boardings- away from border crossings and ports of entry:

Saying No to the federal government

 

Suspicionless local ID checks?

 

DHS Grant Money comes to Washington State

 

At the federal level:

Cost of scramble to solve VA’s waiting-time crisis: $54 billion yearly

 

Related:

A post 911 Puget Sound area

 

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Photo- A symbol of freedom & federal government credibility

 

DSC_131Whidbey Island-

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

“Funding for the boat was issued through the Homeland Security Grant Program under Operation Stonegarden.”

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

 

If public meetings were held on Whidbey Island & people were asked to state their top law enforcement priorities- would a Homeland Security patrol boat show up anywhere on the list?

If the Sheriff was interviewed & asked for his wish list- is there any possibility that it would include a Homeland Security patrol boat?

Took a quick look on the web to see if there is a post 911 history of maritime “cross-border activity” on Whidbey & could not find anything. If anyone has info, please post in comments.

 

Local crime problem unrelated to Homeland Security concerns:

Sheriff talks about Whidbey Island burglaries at meeting

Whidbey burglary victims up in arms over lack of arrests

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

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

Public safety emergency declared due to Whidbey Island crime wave

 

Down in Oregon-

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

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

 

Plenty of cash to look for terrorists-

US Department of Homeland Security:

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

 

Related:

Whidbey Heroin

A post 911 Puget Sound area

 

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DSC_0104June, 2014

“Investigators found child pornography on Josh Powell’s computer at least 17 months before he killed his children and himself, according to FBI documents.”

February, 2012

During case worker-supervised child visitation- Josh Powell blows up house & kids:

“Josh Powell Tried to Kill Sons With Hatchet Before Fatal Explosion”

Ever notice that the surveillance society, 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. seems to fail at stopping hardcore bad guys?

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

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

 

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DSC_0109Veterans’ representation in Congress has fallen drastically since post-Vietnam years

 

Track record of winning undeclared wars overseas has fallen drastically since 1945.

 

The world’s most modern & powerful military force has had their hands full for years now trying to pacify the locals in the Greater Middle East.

We’ve got such a good handle on the situation- National Guard units are doing multiple tours in distant lands- absent any military emergency, draft, or declaration of war:

Oregon Guard training for Afghanistan mission

June 16th ceremony in Bend

 

Meanwhile-

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

Frequent nationwide updates here:

Heroin use on the rise

 

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe-

 

Related:

Puget Sound Heroin

Not in the habit of winning decades of undeclared wars-

War on Terror prevents bad people from entering the US?

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Photo- Fog clears at Port Hadlock

 

DSC_0009US Marines-

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

 

Still haven’t figured out how sending troops overseas after 911 has prevented bad people from entering the US.

U.S. Training Elite Antiterror Troops in Four African Nations

Nearly 10,000 troops could stay in Afghanistan post 2014, WH says

 

Meanwhile-

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

Puget Sound Heroin

Whidbey Heroin

Welcome Home Troops

Thanks for your service

 

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe-

 

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DSC_0025 2State and local law enforcement agencies do not conduct suspicionless checkpoints in Washington State.

Check your state here: Sobriety Checkpoint Laws

NMA Position On Roadblocks

 

 

 

 

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Video collection- DHS checkpoints

Saying No to the federal government

 

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