Tag Archives: Progressivism

Saturday Morning Live for July 8, 2017

Host Kris Halterman discusses the effects of the Hirst Case on a local Whatcom County family. Learn how the affects the Hirst Case and the Whatcom County moratorium to stop building permits for rural properties that rely on a private-wells, have affected their family’s future. The discussion covers the family’s personal struggles to deal with a failure of leadership to Fix – Hirst and a personal observation of how the local Whatcom County Council and Washington State Legislature’s actions to fix this problem have failed, why they’ve failed, and how SB 5239 has been hi-jacked for political gains.  

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Let Them Eat Crow … RE Sources Crows About Victory to Shut Down Cherry Point

Update: Whatcom County and Washington State seriously needed a change at the seat of government in Olympia, too. Governor Jay Inslee has bestowed the Whatcom County Council with an award for their actions to restrict growth in Whatcom County through their actions last Tuesday, with The Governor’s Smart Communities Award. Whatcom County 2016 Comprehensive Plan Update was unique. It brought in new elements including climate change resiliency strategies and Marine Resource Lands section to conserve and enhance Whatcom County’s marine land base for the long-term and sustainable production commercial and recreational economic activities. Smart Choices Award – Implementation of a comprehensive plan Crina Hoyer, the local Executive Director of RE Sources for a Sustainable Community sent out a victory lap for achieving what many believed to be the unachievable…the Whatcom County Council approves Comp Plan Changes to the Cherry Point Industrial Growth Plan…which stops growth and starts the wheels of shutting down the industries at Cherry Point. Ms. Hoyer is so proud of their results that they are using it as a campaign feature to fund raise for more of your money to continue their march to de-industrialize Whatcom County. Wake Up Whatcom County…this is the real agenda for your community. …

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Earth Day vs. Green Energy Poverty; Which Event and Who Truly Speaks for the Poor?

Green Energy Poverty Week A week dedicated to topics that underscore impacts environmentalists don’t want to discuss. ~ Paul Driessen April 22 is Earth Day, the March for Science and Lenin’s birthday (which many say is appropriate, since environmentalism is now green on the outside and red, anti-free enterprise on the inside). April 29 will feature the People’s Climate March. Both will likely feature their debate style: rants, riots and disruption. The Climate March website says these forces of “The Resistance” intend to show President Trump they will fight his hated energy agenda every step of the way. Science March organizers say they won’t tolerate anyone who tries to “skew, ignore, misuse or interfere with science.” After eight years of government policies that killed jobs and economic growth – and skewed, ignored, misused, obstructed, vilified and persecuted science and scientists that strayed from alarmist talking points, to advance a climate chaos, anti-fossil fuel, anti-growth agenda – that piety is arrogant hypocrisy. But their theater of the absurd gets worse. Some March for Science leaders were outraged that the recent MOAB bomb dropped on ISIS terrorists shows “how science is weaponized against marginal people.” The rhetoric also recalls the annual Earth Hour, …

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Councilmember At-large, Rud Browne, Files Candidacy for W.C. District No. 1

As Whatcom County Gears Up for 2017 General Elections; Councilmember At-large, Rud Browne, Files his Candidacy for Whatcom County District 1 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: 360-820-9494 Bellingham, WA—Whatcom County Council Member Rud Browne announced today that he will be a candidate for re-election this year, and will file the official paperwork to run for Council District #1 in the newly-reconfigured Council landscape. Browne currently serves in an at-large seat. “As a 22 year resident of the new District One, I am happy to be redistricted alongside so many who share my values, environmental commitment, and desire for Whatcom County to generate more jobs for our citizens,” he said. “I’m running from the area which supported me in large numbers in my last election, which makes it even more rewarding.” Browne, finishing his first term in public office, has been a proud progressive vote, and the leading advocate for broader Council roles in economic development. “Our great educational institutions produce some of the brightest and boldest educated new work force, yet all too often our graduates are unable to find a decent job here and are forced to move elsewhere to build their careers. The future of our community will be …

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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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“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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How Do You Say…Follow the Money???

As the campaign’s ramp-up into high gear, the PDC reflects some interesting information on who’s pushing for the status-quo to continue in Washington. As many of my readers know, there has been a great deal of damage done to the Ag Forest Industry, our State and Federal National Forests are dying of neglect, and wildfires have decimated many wildlife and human shelters. Peter Goldman, Director and Managing Attorney for the Washington Forest Law Center, is heavily funding the campaign of Hilary Franz, a deep earth ecology – extremist. All of Peter Goldman’s connections are heavily connected to deep pockets, of deep earth environmental extremists who will continue to decimate our state and national forests, through the rewilding projects, of The Rewilding Institute. As of October 1, 2016, Peter Goldman, of the WA Forest Law Center, (WFLC) contributed $110,000, or 64% of the $171,362 Independent Expenditures (IE) “Citizens for our Forest, our Future for Hilary Franz”. He is the most prolific litigator against the Dept. of Natural Resources, and single-handedly cost the tax payers, private landowners, and trust beneficiaries, millions in lost revenues and legal fees. The WFLC is a subsidiary and more than 50% controlled by the $45 m Earthjustice in San Francisco California. Their slogan is “Because …

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Saturday Morning Live for Aug 20, 2016

Host Kris Halterman has invited Keith Willnauer, Whatcom County Assessor, to talk about his settlement with the BP Refinery to reassess their refinery properties at Cherry Point. The Whatcom County Council’s actions have spun the communities tax base into a further spiral downwards. If Whatcom County wasn’t already dead last (39th of 39 counties) it likely would slip further down the least economically affordable county in the State of Washington. Listen in on Saturday, Aug. 20th, as the Whatcom County Assessor discusses the recent settlement on BP’s appeal to reduce their assessed valuation due to localized negative-economic pressures…like those being considered by the Whatcom County Council in their Cherry Point Industrial Zone update for 2017.

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Saturday Morning Live for Aug. 6, 2016

Host Kris Halterman continues the interview with Dr. Robert (Bob) Patton, on his white paper proposal, “The Case for a National Sales Tax,” the current state of Washington’s taxing system,” and the economic realities of the new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) update on salaried workers; how it’s applied to private, nonprofit, and churches.  

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Saturday Morning Live for June 25, 2016

In the first segment of the show, Host Kris Halterman will interview Herb Meyer, author and of many books such as; The Cure for Poverty, Real World Intelligence, and Hard Thinking.  Herb will discuss his most recent book, Why is the World So Dangerous. Herb Meyer gives speeches all around the world and in our small community, about the greatness of the United States, and how much we have to be grateful for. The remaining segments, Host Kris Halterman will talk to Eric Minor, regarding the Convention of States, a movement to convene and restore our state’s ability to reign-in an out of control Federal Government.    

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