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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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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.

 

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.

 

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Photo- Summer at Rosario Beach

 

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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

Related:

Secret arrest statistics are un-American

News tip/story idea

 

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Photo- Salt Creek

 

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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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Photo- Mystery Bay scene

 

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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Photo- Fog clears at Port Townsend

 

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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

 

 

 

 

Related:

Video collection- DHS checkpoints

Saying No to the federal government

 

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Photo- Nordland Transit Center

 

DSC_0002_005Arrested for recording Sunnyside police on public street

Months later:

“A man whom Sunnyside police arrested for videotaping a SWAT team has received an $8,000 settlement, reports the Yakima Herald-Republic. After the man posted a videotape of his arrest on YouTube, police requested the charges be dropped and the man sued for the violation of his rights.”

“The city owned up to the mistake, and the police department has taken training on rights of civilians to film their actions. Better yet, the city’s insurance company, Washington Cities Insurance Authority, plans to recommend similar action to other cities it represents.”

People have the right to film and take pictures of police actions in a public area, so long as they don’t physically get in the way or interfere with officers’ ability to carry out their duties.”

Seattle-

“You have a constitutional right to photograph the police,” Sheriff Urquhart asserted in a phone interview with me today. Threatening to arrest a citizen for legally taking photos of cops while on public property, he added, “is a constitutional violation, as far as I am concerned.”

 

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A symbol of freedom & federal government credibility

DSCN7228Troops in camouflage showing up at non-military events:

“Weirdest moment of the Copper River Salmon arrival and celebrity chef cook-off: Seahawks kicker Steven Hauschka coaching soldiers how to kick the head of a salmon.”

Video here.

 

Related: Troops on the street?

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Photo: Mount Walker

 

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Whidbey Island-

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

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.

 

Over on the Olympic Peninsula- post 911 cash has beefed up coastal  security:

Port of Port Angeles-

$701,063 Federal Emergency Management Agency grant:

“The Port Security Grant Program funds will be spent on upgrading surveillance cameras, lighting, access control and cybersecurity at the port’s marine terminals.”

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.”

Meanwhile-

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

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

 

Sunnyside-

Scare tactics brought to you by the folks who take federal Drug War grant money.

“Freng said drugs were rampant in the United States before the 1906 Pure Food and Drug Act, which required labeling for alcohol, opiates, cocaine, cannabis and other drugs.”

Back when marijuana was legal- in the days when Americans were inventing and producing light bulbs, automobiles, airplanes, etc.

Dr. Freng,

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.

Allowing legal, domestic production of marijuana would serve to eliminate a portion of distraction and potential corruption at the border.

U.S. Border Patrol agent pleads guilty to smuggling 147 pounds marijuana while on duty

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe-

 

More here: Drug War Racket

Related: A post 911 Puget Sound area

 

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Photo- Low tide

Port Hadlock Transit Center

 

 

 

DSC_0007 copyExcellent discussion here-

This is what you get when people are able to speak free of loyalty to any political party.

 

Related:

2014 Election Season

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Photo- Port Hadlock Transit Center

 

DSC_0047The War on Terror drags on

Watchdog: Afghan corruption threatens reconstruction

Next time, how about a formal congressional declaration of war. During that process we can hear from elected officials on related public policy issues:

Troop suicides, cost of private contractors, The VA, civilian & military casualties, exit strategy, GTMO, torture, 18 year old women registering for selective service, cost in dollars, use of the National Guard, security theater, cutback of benefits used to entice people to stay for multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, protecting American rights & freedoms, how heroin still makes it into the US, etc.

 

General Dempsey

If your War on Terror troops are in the business of protecting America- why do heroin traffickers cross into the US free of screening, scanning, pat downs, special IDs, inspection of personal items, etc.

Newspeople- please try a little harder– it’s OK for you to ask these sorts of questions.

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.

 

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.”

 

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

 

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Photo- Mystery Bay

 

 

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In some cases the questions seem to relate to memorizing trivia.

More meaningful questions might relate to why checks and balances such as formal congressional declarations of war have gone away.

 

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.

 

Why did the federal government divide adults into groups of first & second class citizens via the The National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984?

 

Why are 18 year old men required to register for selective service while women of the same age opt out?

 

Why do elected officials, school principals & halftime sports announcers tell us that The Troops are fighting to defend American rights & freedoms?

US foreign policy goals and objectives are mapped out at the very highest levels of government.

Ask yourself- is there someone at the table- in those high level planning sessions- who makes sure that military operations overseas include a mission to protect American rights and freedoms?

Does someone make sure the mission is to defend the constitution?

Is there anyone who verifies that the mission is to protect our physical security?

How does the executive branch of government defend the constitution via US foreign policy?

 

Why are small children forced to memorize a pledge to a symbol- then repeat the pledge every morning at school?

Marriage vows are not repeated daily.

Judges & elected officials do not repeat an oath of office each morning at work.

People in the US Armed Forces do not repeat an oath of enlistment each morning at work.

More here.

 

Are you required to answer questions when stopped by law enforcement officers?

 

Are you required to consent to searches conducted by law enforcement officers?

In a free society- young people would understand these rights prior to graduating from high school.

They would be as well understood as memorizing a pledge to a flag.

 

Learning to use reference materials will give you access to most any subject you are curious about.

 

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Photo Mount Baker from Port Townsend

 

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

 

Mar 14, 2015

Oak Harbor man allegedly sold heroin to informant

 

Dec 19, 2014

“In addition, the deputies seized a large quantity of heroin, as well as LSD and psychedelic mushrooms, Wallace said. A handgun and a rifle were also confiscated.”

 

Dec 3, 2014

Oak Harbor robbery suspect doesn’t get far

“Freeman reportedly said he and his girlfriend were sick from heroin withdrawal. He said he couldn’t take it anymore and decided to rob a bank, explaining that it was something he had thought about doing before, the report states.”

 

Heroin: Relatively cheap, drug’s use is rising on Whidbey

Share the cold hard facts about heroin | Publisher’s Column

Mayor’s beat — Whidbey heroin, drug problem won’t just go away

As always- the 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.

Welcome Home Troops

Thanks for your service

 

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.”

 

US Department of Homeland Security

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

 

June, 2013

DEA-

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

 

Poulsbo heroin-

“Heroin comes from Mexico, across the border, it generally flows through Yakima, then goes to the Seattle area and disperses out from there.”

 

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe-

Not just any one community:

Poulsbo Heroin Problem

Heroin epidemic gripping Port Angeles

Puget Sound Heroin

Related:

Port Angeles, WA. Heavily fortified small town unable to keep heroin out

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Photo- Foggy morning at Deception Pass

 

DSC_0093_003Drug war authority extends into international waters 140 miles off the coast of Panama:

Port Angeles Coast Guard crew seizes 2,300 pounds of cocaine valued at $37 million off coast of Panama

155 miles south of San Diego:

Port Angeles-based cutter makes second big marijuana bust in two weeks

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

 

2010-

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.

 

Heroin-

2011-

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.”

2012-

The War on Terror brings a 50 agent US Border Patrol station to Port Angeles:

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

 

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

May, 2013:

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

Heroin epidemic gripping Port Angeles

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Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe-

More here:

Puget Sound Heroin

News tip/story idea

Struggling to Defend the Border Patrol

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Photo- Crescent Beach

 

DSC_0007_002More than a decade after 911- shootings prompt additional access restrictions on US military bases.

Dozens denied Navy base access due to past crimes

“A civilian truck driver with a criminal record shot and killed Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Mayo aboard the USS Mahan in March after driving onto Naval Station Norfolk, walking onto a pier and onto the ship’s quarterdeck. The Navy said Jeffrey Tyrone Savage disarmed a sailor guarding the ship and used her weapon to fire the fatal shots at Mayo, who jumped between the disarmed sailor and Savage. Savage was later shot and killed by Navy personnel in a shootout aboard the ship.”

 

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.

No shooting here/non-violent marijuana user.

 

Meanwhile-

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

 

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DSC_0009Portland, Ore., is dumping 38 million gallons of drinking water because of a urinating teenager

What protects drinking water from the bad-ass terrorists we’re supposed to stay scared of?

Related:

Non-terrorist penetrates security

Non-terrorist sets ferry adrift

A post 911 Puget Sound area

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Photo- Lake Crescent

 

 

 

DSC_0026_007Top enlisted Marine pens open letter after testimony angers troops

Young people- please consider avoiding a career in the US Armed Forces.

Why?

Ongoing, undeclared/unwon wars in distant lands while heroin traffickers cross into the US free of screening, scanning, pat downs, special IDs, inspection of personal items, etc.

Lies told about US foreign policy and where military service fits into our way of life.

 

Wasteful spending:

Report: Pentagon to destroy $1B in ammo

Pentagon can’t account for $1.3 billion in Afghan reconstruction aid

 

Federal support for veterans: American Legion, Citing Problems, Calls for Veterans Secretary to Resign

Constant proposals to play bait & switch with the traditional DOD military benefits that were used to entice people to stay for multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.

 

“…they risk a readiness crisis if they don’t take significant steps this year to slow growth in military compensation.”

Growth in compensation?

How about just letting people keep the same benefits they had when they did their first of multiple tours in Iraq or Afghanistan?

 

Recommendation-

Insert language into recruiting literature and enlistment documents stating that rules concerning benefits may change at any time & that no definite benefit package will be provided in exchange for 20 years of unrestricted worldwide service. No grandfather clause will apply. Have unit leaders refer to this disclaimer when promoting retention drives, giving re-enlistment speeches, etc.

Stop spending federal money on meaningless support the troops promotions, campaigns and VIP photo ops that are not connected in any way with public policy.

 

Here is a hand selected lady who was surprised (1:12) to get a phone call of support from The First Lady- even though cameras were rolling in her home when the phone rang:

Recommendations for saving:

Phase out decades of ongoing, undeclared/unwon wars overseas. Phase out the Drug War, allow U.S. farmers to answer the global demand for Industrial Hemp.

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Photo- Foggy morning at Port Hadlock

 

DSC_00077Here at US Dept. of Credibility we are fans of Alternative/independent media.

 

How did it get this way?

Over time, newspeople working for mainstream outlets seem to have stopped asking questions and doing investigative stories.

In many cases- newspapers seem to post a press release from whatever agency was in involved in various operations. Stories related to The Drug War and Super Bowl security are a great example of this.

Paywalls mean less people will read, share and discuss news articles.

 

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.

 

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

 

Why did it get this way?

Maybe newspeople are confined by the bosses and the companies they work for due to loyalties towards elected officials, advertisers, big business, etc.

Below- we’ll post a few favorite alternative media sites- feel free to add your own in comments.

Adam Kokesh

Anthony Antonello

HONOR YOUR OATH

We Are Change

Photography Is Not A Crime

Ridley Report

The Alex Jones Channel

Mark Dice

Ben Swann

Press For Truth

Houston Free Thinkers

 

 

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Working waterfront- Port Townsend

 

DSC_0064 2News media working hard to find the destructive potential of marijuana-

Marijuana news: Legalized pot in U.S. spurs growth in heroin trade

WTF?

Note: legal sales of recreational marijuana have started in only one state: Colorado

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

This is what prohibition looks like:

U.S. Border Patrol agent pleads guilty to smuggling 147 pounds marijuana while on duty

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.

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Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe-

Newspeople- please consider doing a report/asking questions Re: why the US Department of Homeland Security/proud War on Terror is unable to keep heroin out of the US.

“…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.”

 

A student died in Colorado after jumping to his death shortly after eating a LEGAL pot cookie

Will they blame pickup trucks?

UPDATE: 10-Year-Old Boy Was Learning To Drive In Fatal Rollover That Killed Father & Brother

 

Colorado bill would expose pot users to child abuse charges

For people with children- will it be illegal to have a bottle of wine at home?

Be sure to praise overseas military operations for the freedoms you enjoy.

 

Related:

Puget Sound Heroin

Marijuana causing big problems in Washington State?

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The Pacific Coast at Ruby Beach

 

DSCN5629.JPGFusion centers, war on terror crime fighting tactics, license plate scanners, monitoring of e-mails, text messages, and social media sites, tracking of cell phones, use of drones, etc.- no match for 43 people on Washington’s most wanted sex offenders list.

Ditto for waring local street gangs.

Ditto for student who stabs 20 people at a Pennsylvania high school.

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.

If you have nothing to hide- why would you object?

Another innocent man convicted of murder is freed — after 25 years in prison

LA County Deputies Mistakenly Shoot, Kill Hostage

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DSC_0035No Guns for Medical Marijuana Users

How about 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?

How about people who enjoy a good taste of beer or tequila now & then?

 

Drug Take Back Day-

A huge success for the legal drug dealers- they sold 324 tons of pills to people who did not need them:

“Last October, Americans turned in 324 tons, that’s more than 647,000 pounds, of prescription drugs at more than 4,114 sites operated by the DEA and its thousands of state and local law enforcement partners. When those results are combined with what was collected in its seven previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in more than 3.4 million pounds (1,700 tons) of pills.”

Related:

Drug Take Back Day

Heroin Update

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DSC_0033A huge success for the legal drug dealers- they sold 324 tons of pills to people who did not need them:

“Last October, Americans turned in 324 tons (over 647,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at over 4,114 sites operated by the DEA and its thousands of state and local law enforcement partners. In its seven previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners took in over 3.4 million pounds—more than 1,700 tons—of pills.”

 

Non-toxic marijuana remains illegal

 

Federal toxic waste disposal program required to rid the community of legal drugs.

 

Cross-state hazmat evacuation operation conducted to rid communities of toxic products sold by legal drug dealers:

“The pharmaceutical drugs, including highly addictive narcotic painkillers, are taken to an Environmental Protection Agency-approved incinerator in Spokane, where law enforcement officials destroy the drugs they seize on the street.”

 

A powerful central government knows what’s best for each one of us.

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

 

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DSC_0018 copyStill months before the first legal sale of recreational marijuana in Washington State-

“Washington’s first pot shop is expected to open in June or July.”

Are newspeople the only folks who use the term “pot”?

 

Pets-

Veterinarian: More marijuana means more poisoned dogs

 

Students-

Seattle Public Schools says student pot use is on rise

 

On the job-

Legal marijuana and the workplace: Legally high, legally fired for pot use

“Marijuana is not a drug regulated by the Food & Drug Administration and there is insufficient research on the effects of marijuana use other than it stays in the system for 40 days.”

Imagine being told at work that you could be fired for drinking a glass of wine because a test could indicate you consumed alcohol sometime in the past 40 days.

Favorite objections to legalization:

“Your school bus driver, airline pilot, or heart surgeon will show up high at work.”

These folks have had access to marijuana for decades. Check with your HR department- employees across America are forbidden to report to work under the influence of alcohol, mind altering legal or illegal drugs or marijuana. Ditto for using any of these on the job. Employers maintain control Re: workplace standards of conduct. Still trying to figure out how using marijuana on New Year’s Eve matters days later on the job, but that is for employers to decide.

 

On the roads-

More drivers positive for pot in Washington state

Asking a few questions here is not to defend operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, legal or illegal drugs or marijuana.

Medical marijuana has been here since 1998.

Has I-692 caused problems on the highways?

If this is an honest concern- what has the state been waiting on?

People have been able to get behind the wheel after using marijuana for decades.

This would remain so- even if recreational use of marijuana never became legal.

Maybe the Washington State Patrol has seen this as a non-issue.

Where is the marijuana related accident data of the past 20 years?

If there has been a problem on the roads- why did the Washington State Patrol make no recommendations on how to address the situation prior to the Nov 2012 election?

Related: Marijuana is new? Washington State DUI testing plans-

 

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Photo- Mount Baker from Coupeville