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When Did It Become Okay?

When did it become okay? To bully? Bullying has become an epidemic in our everyday lives and has become a significant issue for our children. When we lead by examples as bullies ourselves, is it any wonder that this issue has grown to near epidemic proportions? Think about it. How many instances of bullying do you see, hear, and read in social media every day? With the ease of social media, we have become faceless drones who would rather threaten another faceless drone, than to have civil discourse. How will these examples of bad manners leave a nation built-on self-reliance and social responsibility to our community? To shame people to be PC? When did our schools and higher-learning institutions become havens for children and young adults who cannot handle a thought or word that they consider offensive? Thoughts spoken out loud, not to offend. But, which we analyze, dissect and twist, to find some hidden, evil intent within them. Gay no longer means to be happy. Man, woman, boy, and girl are no longer nouns, but unwanted labels of gender inequality. And so, it goes, on-and-on, until we can no longer carry-on a comfortable conversation with our neighbors, let alone …

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If Not Us, Who? If Not Now, When?

Common Threads NW and The Fourth Corner, brought Wm. Perry Pendley, President and CEO of the Mountain States Legal Foundation (MSLF) here to share his insight and gauge local interest to litigate for our property and water rights, in a federal court of law. Mr. Pendley, addressed several groups and local residents, to share information about the different types of cases which MSLF has successfully litigated in the protection of individual property rights. This is a brief summation of Mr. Pendley’ s message, at the two presentations last Thursday: The most direct route to protection of property rights is working locally with your elected officials. It is important to keep your elected officials, judges offering opinions, and agencies aware of negative impacts you have experienced. All of your communications need to be documented and in written form. Always be specific as to any notifications you have received from government agencies, identifying the legislation or judicial decision that has impacted your property rights, and maintain copies of each communication.  If you believe your property has been devalued, contact your local assessor’s office and seek taxation relief. They are well equipped to determine proper property valuation in changing circumstances, and maintain copies of all communication. Legal remedies can be pursued in local, state, and federal courts, depending on the …

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Saturday Morning Live for December 3, 2016

Host Kris Halterman interviews Matt Pridachuk, Custer Sportsmen Club Director for USPSA, or IPSC (IP-sik) and their “Toys-for-Tots” Charity event.

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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 October 1, 2016

Host Kris Halterman interviews local resident, Gary Giles, the Modern Griot (historian) about his one-man-show, We Shall Not Sleep. Mr. Giles will tell the listeners about a boy growing up in Philadelphia to the man he is today…how his life has led him to share the lives of three historical figures…three historical figures of Black History…Frederick Douglas, William Still, and Martin Luther King, Jr. (Gary Giles sings, Make Them Hear You). Also joining the conversation is Pastor Cara Tanis, of St. John’s Lutheran Church, to share the joint venture between St. John’s Lutheran and First Congregational United Church of Christ, on a journey of love and understanding for humanity and spiritual renewal in our community. Also on today’s program, Kris has invited Paul Driessen to share an important piece of Federal legislation that is creeping its way through the Halls of Congress. A bill which, unknown to you, will rob you of your right of property and water and place it into the hands of the United Nations and Native American Tribes. The bill is S.2012, and Paul will share it’s potential to deny people their constitutional right to property and Western State water law.

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Last Night at Council…

Due to the lateness of the Council meeting and my obligations to get work done for paying customers, this will be a quick-post of video taken at last night’s meeting. It was a late night for those of us who showed up to speak at the Public Hearing held at Council Chambers, to comment on their proposed ordinances to implement another 60 day Emergency Moratorium and a six-month moratorium, against fossil fuel exports (and more) at the Cherry Point industries. Lorraine took a lot of notes as I shot short videos of the comments made during last night’s hearing. The audience was made-up of a fairly even split of people who were for and against the proposed moratorium…but most of the video I shot was of the pro-moratorium speakers, because I believe they’re more educational and entertaining. It’s important that the people who live and work here understand what happens every two weeks at these County Council meetings. Because you trust that your representative is there to look out for you, and because they’re there to represent you, you often choose not to attend these meetings while at work, or after your long day at work. No one blames you for the need to be with family and friends. …

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Local Whatcom County Citizen’s Share their Concerns for Ozzie and Farm Pets…

Thanks to everyone who showed to the “Save Ozzie” protest today. We were approximately 40 strong in number. We showed up prepared and informed. We showed up to ask the DOE questions. And, sadly I must report here that the answers given by the Regional Office Director, Doug Allen did not satisfy many there. A ‘zero’ tolerance level for the potential to pollute is not humanly possible and is not healthy for the environment. As agents for the DOE, it is not a satisfactory answer that they are only enforcing what the Legislature has directed them to do. If the State and Local Legislative Representatives had this intent in mind, then they need to be contacted too. These are the word of the Whatcom County citizen’s who attended the “SAVE Ozzie” protest. Be patient. Be strong. This type of bullying must stop and we must all come together to ensure that it does. Thank You for showing your support for “Ozzie” and all Farm Pets…because pets lives matter too.  

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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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Can You Think of One?

What other U.S. Constitutional Right would you be willing to forego your right to due process? Can you think of one? Would you be okay with any of these other rights being taken away and in order for you to regain it you would have to petition your government to give it back? Congressman Trey Goudy gets it right…will you? THE BILL OF RIGHTS – FULL TEXT Amendment I Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. Amendment II A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed. Amendment III No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law. Amendment IV The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not …

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Starfish Baby-boom – Species Is Thriving In Pacific NW

AP story about the revival of starfish along the West Coast. It reminded me about a poignant plea for support from the executive director of RE Sources who couldn’t find any starfish one day and quickly jumped to species extinction and the causes of extinction. A summary of Chicken Little’s story is below.   Sept. 9, 2014 Crina Hoyer, Executive Director, RE Sources for Sustainable Communities, claiming starfish (sea stars) could become extinct due to ocean acidification and pollution as she rallies supporters for its causes. 8:40 mark of video “I know that by telling you these things, I could sound like that crazy person who stands on the side of the street with the ‘End of the world is near’ sign.” ~ Crina Hoyer – RE Sources May 9, 2016 Starfish babies return in droves after massive die-off:

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