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This current story resonated: Democrat State Senator Mona Dias Lies About Victimhood, published on ShiftWa.org.

In our country long ago, we made decisions that policies and procedures continuing "conscious" racist actions were not acceptable. School access, bus seat access, water fountain access, restaurant access, motel access, employment access, lending access could not be determined by your race. Property damage scare tactics and bodily injury were no longer condoned when racially motivated.

"Let them Eat Chocolate,” by Kris Halterman

If you have not already watched or heard the interview of Nancy Pelosi on James Corden’s late night show, please find it and share it. You need no other proof than this to show you how tone-deaf and out of touch this woman is; this woman who is the Speaker of the House of Representatives, who has vowed not to give her blessing to additional funding for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) unless or until the Republican’s approve additional funding for state and local governments’.

 “What,” you say, "Our state and local governments need more money more than our small businesses and the people who they employ?" Really?

Two months ago, we all agreed that something should be done to protect those among us that would be at risk of dying from COVID-19.  Taking care of others is a very laudable attribute, especially in a society of individualists like us.

So, our government decided that EVERYONE needed to go home except ESSENTIAL workers.  And here is where the problems began.  We made a list that included the practical and the ridiculous.

By Jim McKinney, First Printed in the Epoch Times April 1st, 2020. Updated April 22nd, 2020

The COVID 19 pandemic and subsequent global economic shutdown has had dramatic consequences for numerous industries. The shutdown has forced London Metal Exchange (LME) prices for aluminum below sustainable levels for U.S. based producers. Heavily subsidized Chinese aluminum producers will soon cost more U.S. manufacturing jobs. Today, April 22nd, Alcoa announced the curtailment of its Ferndale WA Intalco smelter, a move that will impact the local and state economy and drive the U.S. deeper under Chinese control of a critical defense related industry.

In 2016 I never would’ve dreamed that I would intentionally vote for Donald Trump, but I knew that I could not vote for and feared the loss of our nation under Hillary Clinton; the woman who famously said it takes a village to raise our children. “Not on my watch.”

Over the past 4-years I watched, read, listened, and reasoned how a man who was a billionaire would put himself and his family through all of the Russia and Ukrainian and impeachment claims; just to name a few of the things 99% of us could not and would not put ourselves through.

I am a people watcher. I am fascinated by the art of “body language “ and use my understanding of it to read whether people are being honest or deceitful. Watching President Trump over the past 4-years I have never, never seen him postured in anyway other than total openness and transparency.

downloadWashington's 42nd District State Senator, Doug Ericksen, has proposed solutions for how to restore faith and integrity into local, state, and national elections. Elections are controlled by 'state legislators', so it is inherent that they step up to the challenge of what can only be described as 'intentional chaos' to the 2020 General Elections. Apparently there are some people who did not like this idea and decided to rain some 'hate' down upon Senator Ericksen.

Over the years we have had many conversations with teachers. This article is assembled from those conversations and a very recent conversation we have had that relates to the struggle to give our children a quality educational experience, get children and teachers back into the classroom, and address everyone's concerns for public health.  Our sources have all asked to remain anonymous.    

A Public Teacher’s Perspective

We are moving from remote teaching to teaching and working some of the time at the school. Right now, it is a loose schedule.  As I re-join the community, I feel as though I am in the Twilight Zone.  Every action and plan are oriented around a tight schedule, distancing, and the separation of children from one another.

This last week we heard about and read about the money that is in this year’s Whatcom County elections.  So okay.  Let’s focus on the money.  It can make a difference.  The slicker an ad, the catchier the phrase, the more often you hear it, sways voters.  What kind of voters does money sway?  The last-minute uninvolved voter.  Why is this a big deal?  Because as we have often seen in Whatcom County many voters do not actually know the person they vote for. 

If you have lived during the winter months on the Plains, you know what a ground  blizzard is. The most well-known blizzards are winter storms that produce several inches occurring with strong winds that cause blowing snow and whiteout conditions, but not all blizzards happen this way. Ground blizzards develop with little or new snowfall.

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