Opinions

WWU to be a Sanctuary University?

University President Sabah Randhawa, has sent out an email to reassure the locals that he will be working to protect undocumented students at Western Washington University. Will this jeopordize federal funding for students who are legal U.S. citizens? Isn’t college tuition a huge expense that caused a lot of millenial’s to demand free tuition. Of course anyone who pays taxes understands that none of this is free and there is a cost to everyone when those who work for public institutions spend other peoples money. From: <President@wwu.edu> Date: November 28, 2016 at 2:59:59 PM PST To: ”  EMPLOYEE TYPES: C1 – Classified FT Perm/Salaried”, “C2 – Classified PT Perm/Salaried”, C3 – Class Temp Hourly, E1 – Exempt Prof FT Perm/Salaried, “E2 – Exempt Prof PT Perm/Salaried”, E3 – Exempt Prof Temp/Hourly, “E4 – Exempt Prof Temp/Salaried”, E5 – Executive Officer, “F1 – Fac FT 9-10 Mo Perm/Salaried”, F2 – Fac PT 9-10 Mo Perm/Salaried, “F3 – Faculty PT Temp/Salaried”, F4 – Faculty PT Temp/Hourly, L1 – Librarian FT Perm/Salaried, L2 – Librarian PT Perm/Salaried, L3 – Librarian PT Temp/Salaried Subject: Western`s Commitment to Our Undocumented Students Reply-To: <President@wwu.edu> Dear Western Community, I welcome everyone back from Thanksgiving break and hope that you …

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Saturday Morning Live for Nov. 26, 2016

Host Kris Halterman discusses the recent changes at Lighthouse Mission Ministries, their message of Thanksgiving and Christmas, how to lift people up and offer them hope; with guests Hans Erchinger-Davis (Ex Dir of Lighthouse Mission) and Gary Giles (Wondabubba.com)

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Saturday Morning Live for November 19, 2016

Host Kris Halterman discusses the recent Hirst, Futurewise vs. Whatcom County suit, with former Whatcom County Planning Commissioner, Dave Onkels, and Hydro-Geologist, Ed Kilduff.

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Is There a Closed Door Executive Session Planned to Continue to Shut Down Exempt-Well Properties?

We’ve received a cry for help from a friend. There’s a strong chance that the Whatcom County Council will extend their private, exempt-well moratorium for an additional six-months, after their sixty-day moratorium expires in December 2016. On Tuesday, Nov. 22nd, 2016, the Whatcom County Council will meet at their afternoon Special Committee of the Whole, 2:00 p.m., Council Committee Room, 311 Grand AVE., Bellingham, WA. Discussion with Senior Deputy Prosecutor Karen Frakes regarding pending litigation, Hirst et al v. Whatcom County, GMHB Case No. 12-2-0013 (AB2016-018) [Discussion of this item may take place in executive session (closed to the public) pursuant to RCW42.30.110 (1) (i)] Page 225 Their own meeting schedule indicates that the meeting may (likely will) be closed to the public. While the future of so many tax-paying, county residents hangs in the balance…this Council keeps everyone in the dark about their future. Why? There was no legitimate reason to have placed the sixty-day moratorium, especially when you consider that the State Supreme Court’s actions were in part due to this Council’s failure to take the lead and fund the Planning Unit’s work on water planning for Whatcom County. Can’t make it to the Tuesday, afternoon committee meeting? If you …

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Saturday Morning Live for November 12, 2016

Host Kris Halterman will interview Jeff Geer and Craig Lang, from Bravo 369, about their documentary, “Warplanes to Siberia.” Their documentary is about a little known secret mission of WWII, to supply Russia with the warplanes and materials necessary to fight Nazi-Germany in WWII. Please click the link below to go to Vimeo and watch this brief sample of this amazing mission.  

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Saturday Morning Live for Nov. 5, 2016 ~ Nov. 2016 Election Wrap-Up

Host Kris Halterman will discuss some of the candidate races and initiatives for the upcoming Nov. 8th, 2016 election.   

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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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