Tag Archives: Safety

Saturday Morning Live for Mar. 26, 2016

Part 1: Guest Host, Glen Morgan will interview Audrey Myers about “Mission Delicious.” The Lighthouse Mission Ministries is sponsoring a new, fun event on April 2, 2016 …  Part 2: Guest Host Glen Morgan will interview, Kirk Angler and Lt. Bob Vander Yacht about making our community safer. With rising crime statistics in Bellingham neighborhoods, it becomes our shared responsibility to help keep them safe, desirable areas to live. Kirk will share his concerns about neighborhood crime and share a personal story that happened to him. Lt. Bob Vander Yacht will share how the Bellingham Police are reaching out to help make that happen with neighborhood police outreach and online resources such as Nextdoor.com and local Bellingham crime stats. Learn what and how neighborhoods can come together to help maintain safe, livable neighborhoods.

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Seeking Answers: Are People and Mammals Suffering and Dyeing from Wind Farm Noise Pollution?

Are wind turbines killing whales? Environmentalists say navy sonar hurts whales, but ignore impacts of offshore wind farms. ~ Paul Driessen and Mark Duchamp Between January 9 and February 4 this year, 29 sperm whales got stranded and died on English, German and Dutch beaches. Environmentalists and the news media offered multiple explanations – except the most obvious and likely one: offshore wind farms. Indeed, that area has the world’s biggest concentration of offshore wind turbines, and there is ample evidence that their acoustic pollution can interfere with whale communication and navigation. However, Britain’s Guardian looked for answers everywhere but in the right place. That’s not surprising, as it tends to support wind energy no matter the cost to people or the environment. After consulting with a marine environmental group, the paper concluded: “The North Sea acts as a trap.… It’s virtually impossible for [whales] to find their way out through the narrow English Channel.” No it’s not. These intelligent animals would naturally have found their way to and through the Channel by simply following the coast of England or continental Europe. But the author seems determined to pursue his “explanation,” even when it becomes increasingly illogical. “The [trapped] whales …

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Saturday Morning Live for Feb. 13, 2016

“The American’s are Coming.” Host Kris Halterman interviews Allen Brown, Kerry Whitworth, Liz Thistle, and Eric Broussard, about the Washington State Chapter of Liberty Watch.

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Isn’t it Ironic?

A friend sent me a series of pictures depicting irony yesterday and it got me thinking about this week’s news. Most everyone has followed the terrible happenings at a French magazine that specialized in satire. When the news started streaming into our lives, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest struggled to describe what had happened as an act of terrorism, couching his comments by referring to the episode of “violence”. It still amazes me that some in our halls of governance are so tenuous in talking about terrorism. That they are still unsure of what it is or who the perpetrators are. As I stand in the Homeland Security pat down lines at the airport every time I want to visit my granddaughter, I know who they should be looking for: the Islamists who believe that the only living souls left on earth should pray to Allah and the drug cartel members that care for no other life on earth than their own. I have a clear understanding of terrorism: It is the destruction of innocents which leaves in its wake lives forever mangled. It is the absence of love for humanity. It can be as violent as the Islamist …

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County Council Encourages Violent Crime and Gangs

According to the County Executive, Jack Louws, Whatcom County is doing great. Revenues are up and predicted to continue on a slow, upward trend as is growth for Whatcom County. The only area of concern that the County Executive is warning the people about is the need to pay more taxes for Emergency Medical Services for our Whatcom County Fire and EMT service delivery to county residents. But, when you look deeper into the proposed Whatcom County budget presented at the November 26th, 2014 Council meeting you find that the Sheriff’s department has lost one full-time employee (FTE). In 2011 the Sheriff’s department had 108.5 FTE’s. In 2013 the County Council reduced the number of FTE’s to 107.5. For 2015 and 2016 the Sheriff’s department was reduced by an extra FTE, to 106.5 full time employees. Why should the residents of Whatcom County be concerned about the loss of two full-time law enforcement officers? Well, with the recent passage of legalized (quasi-legal) growing and sale of marijuana in Washington State, Whatcom County politicians have embraced this industry with open arms. With the potential for huge growth in this type of industry comes the burden of added risk for crime and violence …

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