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

A huge success for the good guys-

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

Border drug dogs not on duty?

Utah:

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

Welcome Home Troops

Georgia:

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

Arizona:

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

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

Spokane County:

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

Frequent nationwide updates here and here.

 

Welcome Home Troops

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

 

Border drug dogs not on duty?

Washington Post

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

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

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

 

Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly:

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

More here:

Coast Guard comes home to Heroin at Port Angeles

Operation Macho Swagger & Port Angeles Heroin

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

Lies & Propaganda of the Post-911 Era

Heroin Racket Rolls On

 

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe.

State-run media update:

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High levels of reverence for the flag?

Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

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US Department of Credibility

Oak Bay Starfish

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

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

and Sound of Freedom

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Photo- A symbol of the free press & federal government credibility

 

Looking towards the Bluff Trail – Ebey’s Landing

Site details here.

Fort Ebey to Perego’s Lagoon – out & back.

 

Fort Ebey to Perego’s Lagoon – out & back.

Walking near the bluff- north of Perego’s Lagoon. Much different from where this walk began- near Lake Pondilla.

A short distance from the sunblasted beach at Fort Ebey is Lake Pondilla, and a woodsy trail where shade loving plants are happy.

A nice place to stop in.

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

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

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

WWII ended in 1945.

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

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

 

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Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

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Photo- A symbol of the free press & federal government credibility

 

 

Back in the late 70s.

More here: Beer

A nice place to enjoy one.

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

 

Military town update:

Show support by attending base open house

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

People in uniform give rights?

 

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

Wonder how many other comments were deleted?

 

Voting-

Veterans love to get in on the self-promotion:

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

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

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

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

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

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

More here:

A Land of Make Believe

Lies & Propaganda of the Post-911 Era

Jet Noise Made Them Free?

 

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Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

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Just north of Perego’s Lagoon- earlier this afternoon.

Looking north towards Fort Ebey.

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

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

Recommendations:

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

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

More here:

Failing Drug War Update – Island County

Local Money Wasted on Federal Programs?

Coast Guard comes home to Heroin at Port Angeles

Operation Macho Swagger & Port Angeles Heroin

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

 

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High levels of reverence for the flag?

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

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

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In the news, a message from the Sheriff:

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

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

 

2014-

Federal money available to purchase Island County Homeland Security-funded patrol boat-

Island county to purchase new patrol boat to help with Puget Sound security:

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

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

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

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

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

Recommendation-

Let the Sheriff & the people he serves set funding priorities for the Island County Sheriff’s Department.

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

 

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

Has the Island County Homeland Security-funded patrol boat been involved in any arrest related to the US/Canada border?

Newspeople remain silent.

 

Related: Puget Sound Coastal Patrol Boats

More here:

Local Money Wasted on Federal Programs?

Coast Guard comes home to Heroin at Port Angeles

Operation Macho Swagger & Port Angeles Heroin

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

 

US Border Patrol, Port Angeles, WA-

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

US Border Patrol, Port Angeles, WA-

A new, $11.9 million, 50 agent facility, secret arrest statistics, denied FOIA requests, heroin in the community & a Border Patrol whistleblower investigation Re: fraudulent overtime that resulted in further suppression of information- keep the focus on asking questions in these areas.

No cross-border USBP arrest has happened here in more than 7 years.

News links: News tip/story idea

 

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Photo-

Keystone ferry- inbound

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

 

Seeing various posts about how hard it is to pay for a 2 bedroom apartment on minimum wage, the force of government needs to be used to get employers to provide better pay & benefits, public officials need to help more with college expenses, etc.

Looks like it’s not all bad news:

Looming crisis seen for maritime jobs as workers near retirement age

More here from various sources:

Training, jobs open up as maritime sector’s workforce ages

Seattle maritime industry looks to high schools for new work force

Help wanted: Washington State Ferries needs engineers

Report: Maritime industry staying afloat, growing steadily

Tacoma to Add Four More Container Cranes

Washington State Ferries looks to train workforce of its future as retirements loom

Teens can find paid summer internships in Seattle

State ferry system hiring as it faces retirement crisis

Port of Seattle offers 150 paid high school and college summer internship

100 jobs: Cargo company to occupy former Everett mill site

Welders needed: New Seattle program offers training

Now hiring: Maritime industry bustling, but lacking future workforce

 

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Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

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Photo- Early winter morning- Point Wilson, Washington

 

Holmes Harbor

Holmes Harbor

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

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

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

Meanwhile, back at Port Angeles-

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

What role do 1,200-horsepower Border Patrol Interceptor boats play in keeping heroin away from Port Angeles?

2011-

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

2013-

Homeland Security Vote of Confidence:

Heroin among drugs driving up Peninsula home burglaries, law enforcers say

Heroin epidemic gripping Port Angeles

2015-

Port Angeles residents fed up with heroin problem

 

Welcome Home Troops

2017-

“Residents who filled the Port Angeles City Council chambers and lobby Tuesday night said they were fed up with the heroin epidemic in Clallam County and asked what is being done to stop opioid abuse and what they can do to help.”

Have these Port Angeles based Homeland Security patrol boats made any arrest related to the US/Canada border?

Have these boats been used to intercept any inbound heroin?

Newspeople remain silent.

More here:

Operation Macho Swagger & Port Angeles Heroin

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

 

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

US Border Patrol, Port Angeles, WA-

A new, $11.9 million, 50 agent facility, secret arrest statistics, denied FOIA requests, heroin in the community & a Border Patrol whistleblower investigation Re: fraudulent overtime that resulted in further suppression of information- keep the focus on asking questions in these areas.

No cross-border USBP arrest has happened here in more than 7 years.

News links: News tip/story idea

 

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe.

State-run media update:

Find us on facebook:

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

Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

 

 

 

Photo-

South entrance- Port Townsend Ship Canal

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

 

Maybe work out some sort of agreement between merchants owning shopping carts & other business owners to offer an incentive to round them up when they get away from store property.

Improvements have been made in recent months:

Well Done Oak Harbor

 

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Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

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Wondering if something like 89 cents of each dollar collected for daytime parking fees goes directly towards funding of the manufacturing, installation and maintenance of enforcement related warning signs, kiosks, pay boxes, fluorescent placards, and the manufacturing and distribution of enforcement related literature, blank forms and documentation materials.

Daytime parking pass fees are also used to fund the manufacturing, installation and maintenance of sturdy gates to keep you and your annual parking pass out of selected parks during winter months.

Park shown below (Rosario Beach) is located at sea level.

Welcome Visitors

Rent yourself a State Parks buoy at Fort Worden

Voted best consumer value in weekend recreation.

 

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Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

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Another of many examples where freedoms may come & go- completely unrelated to military operations in distant lands.

Seattle Times- AP WAS THERE: Supreme Court legalizes interracial marriage:

June 12, 1967

“…an interracial couple who had been sentenced to a year in jail for violating Virginia’s ban on marriage between people of different races.”

1967- not 1867

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?

 

In many cases- public policy stands in the way of freedom- no foreign enemy required.

Freedom may be penalized, though we are told it is the primary theme of overseas military operations & several federal holidays.

In some cases, the US Armed Forces provide for our physical security. That’s as good as it gets.

In terms of American rights and freedoms- The Dept. of Defense has no more say than the Dept. of Agriculture.

 

Do the US Armed Forces function as some sort of giant civil rights organization?

Many veterans claim to have served to protect American rights & freedoms.

How does this work?

Black people were still riding at the back of the bus after the big WWII victory.

Women were not allowed full voting rights at the end of WWI.

Were US troops sent to Vietnam so that Americans could be free to send letters to the editor?

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

Is protecting freedom of speech even part of training scenarios?

More here:

A Land of Make Believe

Lies & Propaganda of the Post-911 Era

 

Find us on facebook:

Veterans Against the Glorification of Military Service

The Pompous Veteran

High levels of reverence for the flag?

Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

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Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

and Sound of Freedom

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Photo- Watching the waves at Fort Casey

 

Near Lake Pondilla

Fort Ebey

Near Lake Pondilla

In the news-

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

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

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

Peninsula Daily News,

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

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

 

What role do 1,200-horsepower Border Patrol Interceptor boats play in keeping heroin away from Port Angeles?

2011-

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

2013-

Heroin epidemic gripping Port Angeles

2015-

Port Angeles residents fed up with heroin problem

2017-

“Residents who filled the Port Angeles City Council chambers and lobby Tuesday night said they were fed up with the heroin epidemic in Clallam County and asked what is being done to stop opioid abuse and what they can do to help.”

Have these Port Angeles based Homeland Security patrol boats made any arrest related to the US/Canada border?

Have these boats been used to intercept any inbound heroin?

Newspeople remain silent.

More here: Operation Macho Swagger & Port Angeles Heroin

 

Seattle PI-

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

 

Kitsap County:

Suspected heroin dealer crashes into Safeway during robbery

Bremerton cab driver caught smoking heroin while on the road

 

Newspeople, reporters and journalists,

Please consider doing a story/asking questions about why heroin continues to move past strict post 911/War on Terror security protocols, a $40.6 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security, and verification of passports/enhanced & Real IDs- then, on into local communities.

 

Newspeople,

Why did the Blaine Sector Weekly US Border Patrol blotter go extinct?

Has the Port Angeles Border Patrol been able to intercept any inbound heroin?

When is the last time the Port Angeles Border Patrol made an arrest of any kind?

Any arrests connected to the US/Canada border?

Any arrests connected to a Homeland Security mission?

Are fraudulent overtime claims still the norm at Port Angeles?

Border Patrol whistleblower pays price for refusing overtime pay

 

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

US Border Patrol, Port Angeles, WA-

A new, $11.9 million, 50 agent facility, secret arrest statistics, denied FOIA requests, heroin in the community & a Border Patrol whistleblower investigation Re: fraudulent overtime that resulted in further suppression of information- keep the focus on asking questions in these areas.

No cross-border USBP arrest has happened here in more than 7 years.

News links: News tip/story idea

 

Find us on facebook:

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

Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

 

 

 

Photo- Extinct ferry at Kingston

 

Lie #1

The Troops are keeping us safe.

The Troops were nowhere to be found on 911. We haven’t won a war since.

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

 

Welcome Home Troops

Thanks for your many years of service in Iraq & Afghanistan- working to keep bad people from coming here to do bad things.

Seattle media:

Heroin bringing violent Mexican drug cartels to Western Washington

San Diego media:

Local meth-related deaths on the rise

“…most of the methamphetamine in San Diego County comes from Mexico, where the highly addictive and deadly substance is manufactured before being smuggled across the international border by Mexican drug cartels…”

Fight against meth has changed with the times

“With the shutdown of domestic production, Mexican cartels have been flooding the U.S. with cheap, pure methamphetamine, say two founding members of the task force.”

Minnesota media:

A new meth surge gathers momentum

“From Arizona, New Mexico and Oklahoma to Montana, Wisconsin and Minnesota and all across the South, inexpensive methamphetamine is flowing in from Mexico, fueling what police and epidemiologists say is an alarming increase in the number of people using the drug, and dying from it.”

 

Still trying to figure out how sending US troops to Iraq & Afghanistan was meant to keep bad people from coming here to do bad things.

DEA:

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

 

Life wasn’t meant to change after the Saddam Hussein/Osama bin Laden takedowns.

NYPD Deploys Counterterrorism Teams in Response to London Attacks

US troops in distant lands keeping us safe update:

Coastal Carolina to Implement Clear Plastic Bag Policy at Ticketed Sporting Events

 

Lie #2

The Troops are defending American rights and freedoms.

As if the US Armed Forces function as some sort of giant civil rights organization.

In some cases, the US Armed Forces provide for our physical security. That’s as good as it gets.

In terms of American rights and freedoms- The Dept. of Defense has no more say than the Dept. of Agriculture.

Many veterans claim to have served to protect American rights & freedoms.

How does this work?

Black people were still riding at the back of the bus after the big WWII victory.

Women were not allowed full voting rights at the end of WWI.

Were US troops sent to Vietnam so that Americans could be free to send letters to the editor?

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

Is protecting freedom of speech even part of training scenarios?

 

Lie #3

No Credible Threat

Homeland Security: No Credible Threat at U.S. Venues

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

More here:

A Land of Make Believe

End the Military-Civilian Divide?

Heroin Racket Rolls On

 

Find us on facebook:

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The Pompous Veteran

High levels of reverence for the flag?

Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

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

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

and Sound of Freedom

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