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Cracking Big Green – Their Schemes Paid for by Your Money

Billionaire Crony Corporatist Schemes Financing “green” companies and pressure groups, to get richer off taxpayers and consumers Paul Driessen Shady cash from Vladimir Putin’s Russian energy oligarchs and other rich donors is being laundered through Bermuda-based lawyers and middlemen to “green” pressure groups, lobbyists and spin-meisters – to promote “green energy” schemes that bring billions of dollars from government agencies (and thus from us taxpayers and consumers) to a cabal of billionaires and crony companies. At the epicenter are hedge fund millionaire Nathaniel Simons, his wife Laura and their secretive Sea Change Foundation. “Investors” become even wealthier, as billions of dollars are transferred annually to environmentalists, scientists, politicians, bureaucrats and crony-corporatists in Renewable Energy & Climate Crisis, Inc. The alleged “urgency” of replacing fossil fuels with “eco-friendly renewable energy” (to prevent catastrophic man-made climate change) drives and excuses operations that define or barely skirt “corrupt practices.” The arrangements are too convoluted to explain in one article. Even the US Senate’s “Billionaires’ Club” report, Environmental Policy Alliance’s “From Russia with Love” study, and articles by investigative journalists like Ron Arnold and Lachlan Markay (here, here and here) barely scratch the surface. Washington is out of control. The IRS targeting conservative groups, …

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Saturday Morning Live for Oct. 29, 2016…Candidate Interview Series

Oct. 29th  – 8:10 AM – 8:25 AM – Vincent Buys / 42nd Dist. Rep. Pos. 2 – vincent@vincentbuys.com Oct. 29th  – 8:35 AM – 8:50 AM – Marc Hennemann / U.S. Congress Dist. 2 – marc@marc4congress.com

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“All Hail Caesar”…The Romans are at the Well…a Vision for the “Royals and Serfs,” in Whatcom County

It has been interesting (in a macabre way) to watch the metamorphosis of the Whatcom County Council and the parallels it has with Roman history. Ancient Rome started as a republic controlled by the wealthy few. Think RE Sources, a very well-funded few who live-in our community, who actively take money from our Council and use it to control your lives and promote people into positions of power to control people and business, here. The only voice for the middle and lesser-classes has been limited to a veto that could be exercised through a Tribune, our cause against the Council. Whatcom County citizens only have the possibility of a veto if a “Tribune” (County Executive) champions their cause. The Roman Republic only worked well for those wealthy few, so there was unrest. In Rome, the unrest would manifest into riots or civil wars. Although less violent, our marathon council sessions where the masses bring their grievances to the council have been signals of the growing unrest of the people. The Roman Senate offered bread and circuses to placate the people; much like our council has provided us with parks and trails, and promised housing for the homeless. But eventually even free stuff …

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Saturday Morning Live for Oct. 22, 2016…Candidate Interview Series

Oct. 22nd  – 8:10 AM – 8:25 AM         Robert Sutherland / Congress Dist. 1                                     robert@sutherlandusa.com Oct. 22nd  – 8:35 AM – 8:50 AM         Kim Wyman / WA Sec. of State                                               andrew@kimwyman.com

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Will the Supreme Court of Washington State Have the Power to Enact a State Income Tax?

Received a copy of this letter from a friend. The letter was carefully constructed after reading the latest dictates from our current makeup on the Supreme Court of Washington State (SCOWS), because there’s hidden language that would likely be interpreted as a court-mandated state income tax. How could this be possible? Well, how is it possible that SCOWS legislated from the bench in the McCleary case? They’re not elected to legislate laws. They’re elected to interpret law. Read for yourself, the hidden demand within their written opinion. And, now that you’ve got your ballot in hand, go VOTE! WASHINGTON STATE INCOME TAX PEOPLE. Subject: State Income Tax??!!   RE:  Last week’s Supreme Court ruling demands state income tax — Manweller explains   Matt Manweller is a constitutional law professor and a GOP member of the state house.  He’s brilliant.  Here’s his analysis: Court demands state income tax By Matt Manweller It’s not every day that you get hoodwinked by your own government.  But when the state Supreme Court is the topic, anything is possible and the loss of rights is probable.  In the course of 15 pages, the Washington State Supreme Court managed to issue a devastating decision last week demanding …

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Ken Mann Emails Intent to Bow-out of County Council…But Will He Bow-out of Politics?

Common Threads NW has been digging into local political public records and has found a lot of evidence which shows that RE Sources and Futurewise are indeed calling the shots on how, when and where, Whatcom County shall grow, what types of business and industry growth shall happen, and most importantly the destructive actions taken against Cherry Point Industries. On another note…in an email between Councilmember Ken Mann and local Democrat strategist, Lisa McShane…they’re mapping out who should represent you in the new five-district plan that they planned together, away from the eyes of the public. (side note; the Bellingham Herald article link provided was written by Ralph Schwartz, glowingly about the successful election of Democrats to the Whatcom County Council.  Ralph Schwartz is now employed by Dan McShane…Lisa McShane’s husband???) And…Councilmember Carl Weimer, former Executive Director of RE Sources, current Executive Director of the Pipeline Safety Trust (who exists on grant dollars which largely come from your tax dollars) …has recently hired Kate Blystone, the former Executive Director of RE Sources… Do you see how their game is played???  Follow their Money… Do you think Carl Weimer represents You? Do you think Ken Mann represents You? Do you think this Whatcom …

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Saturday Morning Live for October 18, 2016 … Candidate Interview Series

Oct. 15th  – 8:10 AM – 8:25 AM         John Koster /39th Dist. Rep. Pos. 2  RepKoster@hotmail.com Oct. 15th  – 8:35 AM – 8:50 AM         Marty McClendon / Lt. Governor   schedule@electmarty.com

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Election 2016 Local Levy’s and State Initiatives…

Whatcom County GOP issues information and recommendations on the local EMS Levy and State Initiatives…and Whatcom Democrats recommendations on how to vote…but did not have details on their website.

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Remember When….

Remembering when elections were actually a wholesome experience… It’s refreshing to find a positive message this political season…a message that is about serving the people of this community for the benefit of everyone living here… Thank You for this positive message and thankfully Nov. 8th, will soon be here…  

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Is Whatcom County out of compliance with Local and State Laws? Common Threads NW says “Yes!”

When Whatcom County approved increasing the County from 3-Districts to 5-Districts, it failed to address the many conflicts that this would create with other boards and commissions. State Law allows for a Planning Commission made up of 5 – 7 or 9 members. Whatcom County code calls for 3-Representatives within each district. When Whatcom County voters approved the change to 5-Districts, the currently seated Planning Commission of 9 Commissioners based on the old 3-Districts, no longer fairly or lawfully represented our community. If they are to follow the law, the County Council must address this issue…5-Districts will allow for 1-Representative per District to follow state law. Will this County Council fix this error, or continue to sweep it under the rug? “Nothing to see here folks…just continue to work hard and pay us your taxes, so we can do the bidding of RE Sources and Futurewise!” Also, do you have “Fair and Equal,” representation in Whatcom County when this Council fails to place an immediate “Special Election,” to fill each of the newly formed 5-Districts with a duly elected representative for each new district? Why haven’t they addressed this issue themselves? They have the power to do it. And, they have the …

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